"Global Warming" Alarmist Who Panicked the World By "Predicting" a Half Million Wuhan Flu Deaths In the UK Alone Now Says... Never Mind

We need heads for this.

And I think I might mean that literally.

His new bullshit -- and his "model" is, like all alleged global warming models, completely based on whatever bullshit assumptions you start the model with -- garbage inputs, garbage outputs -- is that a great many more people contracted the Wuhan Flu than he thought, which means that many, many people had the flu and didn't even know it, which means... the Wuhan Flu is not much more dangerous than the standard yearly flu.

Gee sorry I crashed the world economy. Muh bad.

Of course, he didn't do it alone. It was the incompetent psychotics of the media and the obsessive shut-ins of Twitter that really Spread the Disease of FakeNews Panic.

Posted by: Ace at 12:14 PM




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1 Yay. Hot soup with ACE!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:15 PM (8fB/R)

2 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:15 PM (UWqZJ)

3 It's what killed the dinosaurs, Ace!!!

https://tinyurl.com/tggtgtn

[JPG link]

Posted by: andycanuck at March 26, 2020 12:16 PM (TQ/zJ)

4 From the looks of him, maybe he confused "Wuhan Flu Deaths" with "Delicious Pies, possibly filled with some sort of cream".

Posted by: El Kabong at March 26, 2020 12:16 PM (datdl)

5 No accounting.
Just another day in the life of politics.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:16 PM (8fB/R)

6 eff'n twits!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 26, 2020 12:17 PM (CjFDo)

7 But, we're still all on track to die in 10 years from catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, right?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 26, 2020 12:17 PM (DTX3h)

8 So the guy who scared the world into shutting down is revising his estimate. If it all does turn out to be like a more aggressive flu, in terms of the numbers, will there be an accounting of what went wrong?

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Trump. Trump was what went wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:17 PM (UWqZJ)

9 F'n commie quack.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 26, 2020 12:18 PM (EgshT)

10 Effing math...

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:18 PM (qLs5f)

11 4
From the looks of him, maybe he confused "Wuhan Flu Deaths" with "Delicious Pies, possibly filled with some sort of cream".

Posted by: El Kabong


He kind of resembles Jeffrey Dahmer. Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: pep at March 26, 2020 12:18 PM (T6t7i)

12
The panic mongers (pandemic, global warming) are in "protected" professions (academia, journalism, "civil service") and never have had to or ever will face up to the consequences of their actions.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (7rVsF)

13 Check his stock portfolio.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (X/Pw5)

14 Always look on the bright side of life....

Posted by: Eric Idle at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (6fa9D)

15 That guy looks like he's familiar with the taste of penis.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (ptqGC)

16 But, we're still all on track to die in 10 years from catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, right?
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 26, 2020 12:17 PM (DTX3h)



Big mindshift.

Now that people realize how dangerous China is (again), let's see how long they retain it.

But no one is thinking climate change, or AOC's fake green deal. It has been weakened.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (8fB/R)

17 I hope he gets sued to death.

Posted by: Vic at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (mpXpK)

18
Millions of people lose their jobs and $16T in accumulated wealth.

Annual performance review:

[ x ] meets expectations, 3% raise in the coming year

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 26, 2020 12:20 PM (AwI0L)

19 Of course, he didn't do it alone. It was the incompetent psychotics of the media and the obsessive shut-ins of Twitter that really Spread the Disease of FakeNews Panic.

What am I? Chopped suey?

Posted by: China at March 26, 2020 12:20 PM (DTX3h)

20 The alarmist must have used the same calculator/spreadsheet that NASA and the Lockheed Martin engineers used when they launched lost the MARS Climate Orbiter. Math is hard.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 26, 2020 12:20 PM (N39Ws)

21 What an asshole.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:20 PM (QrImU)

22 >>>>If it all does turn out to be like a more aggressive flu, in terms of the numbers, will there be an accounting of what went wrong?

*Laughs in James Comey and John Brennan*

Posted by: El Kabong at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (datdl)

23 I bet they're right about the plastic straws, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (AwI0L)

24 I watched Brian Kilmeade beclown himself on Fox this morning. He was hyper-ventilating and asking, "Why won't the rest of the nation give NYC all the ventilators???!!!! Reeeee!!!!" The 4-star admiral from FEMA kept his composure and replied that NY got 4000 ventilators yesterday and Cuomo hasn't even started getting the ventilators from the out-patient surgical centers in. Flat out said that Cuomo needs to fully utilize his available resources.

I then realized that part of the reason the media has lost their minds over this virus (besides the default OrangeManBad! setting for most of them) is that it has registered in their reptilian brains that the Wuhan Lung Rot endangers THEM (due to their "citizen of the world" life-style), not the deplorables in fly-over country.

I think this dude at the Imperial War College is trying to get ahead of the lynch mob.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (00fXp)

25 Top 40?

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (4qYQG)

26 Well, I wonder if this pandemic will be enough to make people ignore the "global warming we're all gonna die" crowd?

After this fiasco that was promoted by our "elites" I sort of suspect global warming might finally be laid to rest.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (WEBkv)

27 Out of curiosity, is he also a global warming activist?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (bDqIh)

28 Alarmists gotta Alarm
Liars gotta Lie
Interchangeable

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (ch6++)

29 Cuomo

"We have all lost our jobs *bs*"

He is trying to explain to people not to feel bad or ashamed or frightened, but he did NOT lose his job. No one in Congress did. Nor the idiots filming this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (8fB/R)

30 Great article on ZeroHedge:

"12 Experts Question The COVID Panic"

https://tinyurl.com/vzur9jo

...Which is weirdly respectable from ZH, as they've been all-in on the panic.

Good quote from one of the experts:

"Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

"Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time."


Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (ArumA)

31 Sciatica Girl has recovered from the WuFlu.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (88+cf)

32 like all compu models - GIGO

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (G546f)

33 Speaking of globull warming, Have you seen the idiot "greenies" celebrating that the beloved Gaia earth is less polluted now because people are dying and not driving or working in evil factories?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (5bxa0)

34 <p>Ferguson now predicts that the epidemic in the U.K. will peak and subside within ldquo;two to three weeksrdquo; - last weekrsquo;s paper said 18+ months of quarantine would be necessary.</p>
......
My 401(k) thanks you, Mr Ferguson!
And.. while I have the choice of working from home occasionally, I choose to go into the office.. mainly because when I work from home, my wife treats it like I'm on a vacation day. 2 more weeks of this shit is gonna be the death of me!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (CjFDo)

35 I hate these people so hard.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (4qYQG)

36 Or 'Quid est culus!' as my fore-bearers would say according to google translate.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (QrImU)

37 I wonder what, if any, blowback comes out of this manufactured panic. And I'm not just talking about the doctor here.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (Rz36l)

38 26 Well, I wonder if this pandemic will be enough to make people ignore the "global warming we're all gonna die" crowd?

After this fiasco that was promoted by our "elites" I sort of suspect global warming might finally be laid to rest.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 12:21 PM (WEBkv)

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It won't be laid to rest, there's simply too much graft in on it, but remember, global warming is regularly last in the list of priorities for voters in polling.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (UWqZJ)

39 Oh, this is surprising.

IT'S ONLY WHAT I AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN SAYING SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING.

Everyone on Earth -- literally everyone, except for the people reading this blog -- is a complete idiot.

Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (N9G0H)

40 As Dennis Prager says
Being on the Left means never having to say your sorry

No one will call you on it the next time you run around with your hair on fire

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (ZCEU2)

41 He at least the economic experts predictions from an economic turn-off were optimistic.

Too bad it turns out that the real world results were much worse than predicted.

Bad models I guess.

Posted by: SH at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (sX1BW)

42 I use a financial calculator. One of the rules of using a calculator should be that you have enough understanding of math that you can tell if a calculation makes sense or not.
For instance at a four percent rate of inflation the cost of living is not going to triple in 10 years.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (Uu+Jp)

43 . No one in Congress did. Nor the idiots filming this.

And Congress put in this shit "bill" a 25 thousand dollar raise for themselves

Posted by: It's me donna at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (5bxa0)

44 Now Says... Never Mind

Emily Litella (sp?) did it better. Don't just jam in a denominator before extrapolating next time, okay?

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (Zo1XC)

45 Asshole was probably using the metric system. He confused his deciliters with hectares per newton-second.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (DY3v8)

46 30 "Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time."

And that, my friends, is the great danger.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (0S1xB)

47 I have an idea:

Quarantine any panic-monger for a minimum of 18 months--no outside communications of any kind allowed.

Posted by: filbert at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (NiXyF)

48 Everyone on Earth -- literally everyone, except for the people reading this blog -- is a complete idiot.
Posted by: zombie at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (N9G0H)

HEY, NOW HOLD ON ONE MINUTE!!!

We have to 'read' the blog?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (QrImU)

49 Garbage in, garbage out.

We were taught this in the first week of programming classes.

I guess they don't teach it in climate "science".

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (J+mig)

50 Trump. Trump was what went wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

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That guy has blocked more insidious plans from "our betters" than we will ever know.

Just the ones I know about are astounding.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (ArumA)

51 Ahem

Kung Flu Grippe

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (AwI0L)

52 45 Asshole was probably using the metric system. He confused his deciliters with hectares per newton-second.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (DY3v

Units. They get you every time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (QrImU)

53 ZH has been all-in on the Jews causing the panic.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (DY3v8)

54 >>I then realized that part of the reason the media has lost their minds over this virus (besides the default OrangeManBad! setting for most of them) is that it has registered in their reptilian brains that the Wuhan Lung Rot endangers THEM (due to their "citizen of the world" life-style), not the deplorables in fly-over country.


Yup, a good portion of the MSM is headquartered in NYC. It's about THEM, you guys, so now it's a crisis!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

55 The credentialed class wants the peasants to just shut up and do what they say.

Funny how their "science" always leads to a Marxist takeover of everything.

Posted by: Blago at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (sjTfF)

56 David Reaboi
@davereaboi

So the guy who scared the world into shutting down is revising his estimate. If it all does turn out to be like a more aggressive flu, in terms of the numbers, will there be an accounting of what went wrong?
_________


Accountability is so early 20th century, Dave ... get with the times, dude.

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (WqPYg)

57 I'm so not surprised by this whatsoever - the math always made me confused.

But I'm not ready to point fingers. Let's just get back up and running first.

I'm glad to see the walk-back begin, it's very reassuring honestly. I don't want people dying, or even very sick. So we just keep on, keeping on.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (j9HX3)

58 Let me just go ahead and get that in the name field.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (AwI0L)

59 fwiw, the relatively low mortality coupled with the long "out of commission" time makes me cling to the idea that this was a bioweapon reject

it's almost perfectly tweaked to bring down countries

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (G546f)

60 OMG!

Someone was able to determine the data date on Kathy Griffin's stupid hospital pic....

The exif data date is also from 07/07/2017...

"AKA, the image was taken on July 7th, 2017 at 1:22PM..."

Can she get any lamer? Lamer is a word right?

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (cF8AT)

61 My 401(k) thanks you, Mr Ferguson!
And.. while I have the choice of working from home occasionally, I choose to go into the office.. mainly because when I work from home, my wife treats it like I'm on a vacation day. 2 more weeks of this shit is gonna be the death of me!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (CjFDo)


we are on separate floors, and I am seeing my husband less than if he drove in each day, lol

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (8fB/R)

62 It won't be laid to rest, there's simply too much graft in on it, but remember, global warming is regularly last in the list of priorities for voters in polling.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (UWqZJ)
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I keep forgetting about the graft.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (WEBkv)

63 It's okay, he said he's going to give everyone affected a million dollars from his $5,000 saving account.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (9IkUJ)

64 To be fair (flinches badly), Ferguson is saying that, based on the measures currently in place, the number of deaths should be about 20K in the UK.
However, I absolutely agree that we shouldn't rely on one model and moreover I think (professionally-I am a statistician and applied probabilist and this sort of modelling is pretty standard) that he did take the most pessimistic estimates-which are largely undermined by the experience of the Diamond Princess.It's all about your health services not getting overwhelmed. If they do, then many, many thousands will die, because of Wuhan flu not with it.

Posted by: Clovis Sangrail at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (R+QZX)

65 Ooops...forgot the link:

https://tinyurl.com/u3nmgze

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (cF8AT)

66 Trump needs to hammer on the democrat nominee for president (Cuomo) being hysterical, screaming for ventilators when a calm, measured, optimistic approach (Trump's) was needed.

Posted by: jwest at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (mrrpT)

67 He reminds me of Bill Nye.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (4qYQG)

68 Jail him.

Posted by: Ha at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (fNWtj)

69
There used to be devices for sale made of heavy foam called "Encounter Bats" so you and your problem person could wale away at each other.

This guy, and innumerable others, are aching for a session with aluminum -- sorry, aluminum -- Encounter Bats.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (pNxlR)

70 53 ZH has been all-in on the Jews causing the panic.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (DY3v

They have a half track mind.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (QrImU)

71 I'm shocked. Look. See how shocked I am. See? Shock.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (in24S)

72 Great article on ZeroHedge:

"12 Experts Question The COVID Panic"

https://tinyurl.com/vzur9jo

...Which is weirdly respectable from ZH, as they've been all-in on the panic.


The ZeroHedgers have never seen a panic they didn't like.

It is still a sometimes useful site, but must be taken with an entire pickup-bed full of salt licks.

Posted by: filbert at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (NiXyF)

73 ZH has been all-in on the Jews causing the panic.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (DY3v

ZH?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (nRk/c)

74 Picture has hair. Shouldn't it all be burned off by now?

I looked at the assumptions (emphasis ASS) when it came out and it looked like cooked numbers at that time. We should breathlessly await a peer review of the whole pile of pucky.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (e1mEI)

75 Did I say "British"?

I meant "homosexual".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (Ndje9)

76
We need heads for this.

And I think I might mean that literally.


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This.




We need to get into the habit of harshly punishing America's enemies, both foreign and domestic, for their attempts to sabotage our economy, overthrow our government, and otherwise trample on our God-given Rights.

Posted by: Methos at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (kOpft)

77 Our experts are very expert.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (H5knJ)

78 So the guy who scared the world into shutting down is revising his estimate. If it all does turn out to be like a more aggressive flu, in terms of the numbers, will there be an accounting of what went wrong?

_________



"Here, hold my latte." -- Paul Ehrlich

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (WqPYg)

79 Any $$ for retirees in the bailout bill?

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (X/Pw5)

80 Nevermind........Rosanna Rosanna Danna

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (FTlwv)

81 This guy, and innumerable others, are aching for a session with aluminum -- sorry, aluminum -- Encounter Bats.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (pNxlR)

Wax dueling pistols.

Or just dueling pistols.

Or just dueling.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (QrImU)

82 You missed the part where he won't release the code he used and the program is 18 years old.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (dKiJG)

83 Qin Shi Huang Ti had all of the academics purged when he became China's first Emperor.

I'm starting to understand why.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (J+mig)

84 Is this the "model" that our own or any other major country's governments relied on for everything taking place now?

Do we know that?

Has anyone here, in the decision-making or advisory role, said it?

I may well have missed all these.

But I thought the goal was to avert overwhelming acute care capacity - which would actually result in an increase in fatalities - which is not the same as the apocalyptic model now being abandoned.

Unless I have something wrong here.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (El6T/)

85 Oh and in before jackstraw tries to derail the discussion with some nonsense about Venezuela.

Posted by: Methos at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (kOpft)

86 Any $$ for retirees in the bailout bill?

Don't know.. One person said 600 dollars another said none

Posted by: It's me donna at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (5bxa0)

87 We need to get into the habit of harshly
punishing America's enemies, both foreign and domestic, for their
attempts to sabotage our economy, overthrow our government, and
otherwise trample on our God-given Rights.


Posted by: Methos at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (kOpft)

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... but mostly domestic.

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (WqPYg)

88 HEY, NOW HOLD ON ONE MINUTE!!!

We have to 'read' the blog?
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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*checks the Handbook*

Hmm. Says 'Highly recommended'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (CDGwz)

89 There is just ONE side of politics these days where people are not interested in doubling down on academic projections.

That side goes by the name "conservative".

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (Eicbe)

90 100 bucks says that English douche also has AIDS.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (pw+jk)

91 I'm all for sensible precautions based on science - but this alarmist bullshit was obviously targeted at the commie governors and their Wine Mom enablers.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (r6yYr)

92
60 OMG!

Someone was able to determine the data date on Kathy Griffin's stupid hospital pic....

The exif data date is also from 07/07/2017...

"AKA, the image was taken on July 7th, 2017 at 1:22PM..."

Can she get any lamer? Lamer is a word right?

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (cF8AT)


Excuse: "I don't know how to set tim and date on my digital camera or smart phone!"

Wait for it ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (pNxlR)

93 Mmm... did I do that?!

**goofy laugh, snort**

Posted by: Urkel Ferguson at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (yk557)

94 51 Ahem

Kung Flu Grippe
Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (AwI0L)

---------------------------------------

I saw a meme in the comment section at Insty's once, that had a drawing of GI Joe strapped to a hospital bed, and was captioned "GI Joe, now with Kung Flu Grippe"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (CAJOC)

95 85
Oh and in before jackstraw tries to derail the discussion with some nonsense about Venezuela.


Posted by: Methos at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM (kOpft)

_________


At least AG Barr is cleaning up Venezuela ... so we've got that going for us.

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (WqPYg)

96 Everyone knew those estimates were bullshit. It is the fucking flu, just a bad version of it. And like every year the flu kills people. We do not shut down the world over it. Fuck I want heads to roll so badly but we know very well this will all be down the memory hole and within weeks Trump will be blamed for over reacting to the flu, on CNN.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (P6ZCq)

97 But what does Seattle Slow say?
I hear he tested negative for troll, positive for HIV)

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (o2MD2)

98 His new bullshit {...} is that a great many more people contracted the Wuhan Flu than he thought, which means that many, many people had the flu and didn't even know it, which means... the Wuhan Flu is not much more dangerous than the standard yearly flu.
++++++++++++++
Yes. As so many have said, the doomsday scenario depended on a *lot* of guesswork (if I am feeling uncharitable - and I am - I would say the guesses were deliberately chosen for big scary figures, as global warmists are wont to do). Some of those guesses are known to be wrong, and others are unknown. The big guess that was wrong, as far as I know, was time. It was based on China's disclosure in mid-January and there is a lot of evidence that this probably surfaced a month or so *before* they disclosed it - a month of contagion and unfettered travel. That has pretty significant consequences.

The other unknowns are still unknown beyond some statistical guesswork (as near as I can tell, anyway), primarily what the damn denominator is. We don't know, especially in places like this country that are testing *only* symptomatic people or those in close contact with confirmed cases. It's a skewed and self-selecting data set right now.

Should this guy be punished for sowing doomsday scenarios and triggering a major panic? Maybe so. He should certainly lose his job and never be published again.

But my ire is even more with the press and the state. The former for whipping up hysteria based on a problem they cannot understand and deferring to the first expert that fit their narrative, and the latter for exploiting any excuse to go insane and cause damage.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (e/H31)

99 That guy's a fag.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (dzyR5)

100 *checks the Handbook*

Hmm. Says 'Highly recommended'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (CDGwz)

Dammit. You have to read the handbook? I have been using it to hold down the junk mail.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (QrImU)

101 Did I say "British"?

I meant "homosexual".
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (Ndje9)
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And the award for the most Garretish comment not posted by Garret, is...

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (Eicbe)

102 Any $$ for retirees in the bailout bill?

Don't know.. One person said 600 dollars another said none

--

I read that if you file taxes on more than $1200 you'll get paid, yo. Unless you're a taxpayer paying taxes on over $99K/year, which is the cutoff. Even if you just got fired. Yay government!

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (AwI0L)

103 There's truth that lives
And truth that dies
I don't know which
So nevermind

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (+y/Ru)

104 So the guy who scared the world into shutting down is revising his estimate. If it all does turn out to be like a more aggressive flu, in terms of the numbers, will there be an accounting of what went wrong?

Lawyers are in a quandary on this one. "But he tried to slay The Orange Man!"

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 12:30 PM (oTMWb)

105 Our experts are very expert.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 26, 2020 12:26 PM (H5knJ)

Why do you hate science?


/

Posted by: Ha at March 26, 2020 12:30 PM (fNWtj)

106 Someone was able to determine the data date on Kathy Griffin's stupid hospital pic....

There's a stupid hospital? Is that where the media goes?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:30 PM (Uu+Jp)

107 >>>We need heads for this.


>>>And I think I might mean that literally.


How many fake scientists' and fake news readers' heads to ensure that this sort of crap doesn't happen again?


My model says about 1,000. I am open to peer review.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 26, 2020 12:30 PM (KnJdm)

108 89
There is just ONE side of politics these days where people are not interested in doubling down on academic projections.



That side goes by the name "conservative".

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:28 PM (Eicbe)

_________


And they WILL be silenced, one way ... or another IYKWAMAITYD.

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 12:30 PM (WqPYg)

109 a lot of good news out there today

can't wait for all the Moron Dem Governors to trot out new draconian restrictions for us peons

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (j9HX3)

110 He should be named as a co-defendant in the multi-trillion dollar lawsuit against China.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (EuPI/)

111
And will the Limey ponce own up to being so wrong? Nope. He's an expert so he's always right

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (kXYFI)

112 The guy should be pelted with rotten tomatoes.

You'd think before you quack like this you'd check, and double-check your calculations.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (Tatvh)

113 109 a lot of good news out there today

can't wait for all the Moron Dem Governors to trot out new draconian restrictions for us peons
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (j9HX3)

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"With the unemployment numbers exploding, the only solution is to shut down more industries."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (UWqZJ)

114 The only people I want punished are the Panic Governors and Mayors

I want a recall of Tom Wolf.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (j9HX3)

115 "Whoops, sorry about the twenty trillion dollars in global capital I made you all set on fire. My bad."

Posted by: Socratease at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (2GbWn)

116 Well, I'm glad that we aren't all gonna die.

Now I just want my 17yo grandson to pull through his case of it. It is kicking his ass.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (s9Eo8)

117 They operate on Pascal's Wager. If I do nothing and nothing happens, no one will I'll get no credit for keeping my cool. If I do nothing and something bad happens, I'll lose my next election. If I overreact and nothing happens, I can claim that my actions prevented the bad thing and no one will hold me accountable. Therefore, I should overreact.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 26, 2020 12:31 PM (H3ZEL)

118 The only models that interest me have big boobs and round butts and long legs.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (o2MD2)

119 No one in Congress did. Nor the idiots filming this.



And Congress put in this shit "bill" a 25 thousand dollar raise for themselves

Posted by: It's me donna at March 26, 2020 12:23 PM (5bxa0)

They did not. The section that people think is a "raise" is $25 million for the House of Representatives under "Salaries and Expenses" to cover virus response efforts, namely expenses relating to a whole bunch of staff suddenly having to telecommute. It has nothing to do with congresscritters' salaries.

If Congressmembers want to give themselves a raise and it gets put in a bill, the bill language has to say that the raise is meant for them and how much it will be.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (nRNOc)

120 bear with asymmetrical balls
--------

I just went out to walk the dog. One of your brethren got into my garbage can. Now I have trash strewn over the lawn.

I wish you would talk them about that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (CDGwz)

121
Speaking of globull warming, Have you seen the idiot "greenies"
celebrating that the beloved Gaia earth is less polluted now because
people are dying and not driving or working in evil factories?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (5bxa0)


The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.


I loathe her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

122 They'd better pray Trump handles a harsh accounting. With tens of millions newly unemployed, just about anyone could start a mass movement blaming faggy DC scientists and the lugenpresse for ruining their lives. Picture reporters unable to leave their buildings for fear of being gunned down in the street or stabbed to death. And that may not be the worst of it.

Posted by: trev006 at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (t9PwF)

123
2 epidemiologists walk into a Pub
next day
4 Epidemiologists walk into a pub
next day
8 epidemiologists walk into a pub
next day
16 epidemiologists walk into a pub

What was the name of the PUB?............







The "COCK & BULL"

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (5IHGB)

124 What would we do without "experts"? Especially ones that have an obvious affinity for cock.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (y7DUB)

125 121 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.


I loathe her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

==========

She'd make a great bad guy in a movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (UWqZJ)

126 Dang.

Maxed out all my credit cards WAYYY too soon in all this then.

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (Eicbe)

127 "Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time."


Posted by: RKae



Yay! Expect the measures to ramp up next January as we approach 20,000 deaths from the seasonal flu.

What? Those deaths don't matter?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (Vddbf)

128

Is this going to resonate with the Administration or will it be ignored/discounted as bogus?

I don't mean this rhetorically, what do y'all think?

Posted by: irongrampa at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (KATBx)

129 My favorite part of this nonsense is the "PDT is literally Hitler" crowd calling for PDT to be Hitler.


Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (WEBkv)

130 Ferguson now predicts that the epidemic in the U.K. will peak and subside within "two to three weeks"

And if he doesn't, we get to execute him. Right?

If you aren't willing to put your ass on the line for your prediction of this sort, then STFU.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (Tatvh)

131 I will do bad things to his spindly narrow ass.

Posted by: The Bull at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (yhf6w)

132 Damn, it is a beautiful day outside.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (QrImU)

133 129 My favorite part of this nonsense is the "PDT is literally Hitler" crowd calling for PDT to be Hitler.


Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (WEBkv)

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That is a great part of it.

"Why isn't Trump doing things that are well beyond his defined power ?! He must do these things now!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (UWqZJ)

134 I want a recall of Tom Wolf.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!
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Sorry, I can't go home again.

Posted by: Tom Wolfe at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (xSo9G)

135 They did not. The section that people think is a "raise" is $25 million for the House of Representatives under "Salaries and Expenses" to cover virus response efforts, namely expenses relating to a whole bunch of staff suddenly having to telecommute.

--

$25M for non-essential personnel to occasionally use their phones seems a bit excessive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (AwI0L)

136 Jackstraw asked a good question last thread, and I have an answer - but there's no support for it either internally or internationally, so it's just a pointless thought experiment - an imagining of what *could* happen in a bolder, more confident world.

"Just out of curiosity, what would you do about a corrupt government that was sending billions of dollars of drugs into your country using that countries corrupt military in conjunction with their justice system and terror groups including FARC and Hezbollah?"

I would use any and all financial and political leverage (including outright bribes, if necessary) to enlist Columbia and Brazil, and induce them to launch a joint effort. Venezuela's military is concentrated in Caracas, the north central area. Venezuelan forces would make a quick strike from the west, backed by US Air Support, taking and holding Maracaibo, the primary oil producing region. (the only part of Venezuela still worth anything) Brazilian troops could move quickly through the southern half of the country - Everything south of the Orinoco River, which is half of the country, can be controlled by holding one single highway.

And then they hunker down and sit there. With the west and the south gone, what Maduro and his generals control is just a small rump state around Caracas with no access to food, money, or power. It collapses into chaos in a month or less, with international troops invited in to provide order. And Columbia and Brazil get to keep anything they've taken. New borders.

So that's what I would do, but it won't happen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (trdmm)

137 Accountability needs to start at the local level. The Dallas judge who ordered shelter in place cited a half million Texans dying if they didn't take extreme action. And Gov Abbott was mad to see cars on the road around Austin as though they didn't put exceptions in place for critical infrastructure and for people going to grocer or doctor.

Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (P2P8D)

138 125 121 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.

And yet talk about prayer would probably be unsciency for her.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

139 NY has almost half our cases and a third of the deaths. More testing ?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (2DOZq)

140 What would we do without "experts"? Especially ones that have an obvious affinity for cock.
Posted by: Captain Hate

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"Cocks."

He looks like the sort who is bored by only one.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (ArumA)

141 Did I miss all the conflicts between the WH and the "commie governors" shutting down their states?

Haven't noticed any - any - daylight between the WH and the measures adopted by various states, including the most severe.

My 1,459-dimensional chess isn't up to the standards of some here, but I keep wondering why Trump is in on the "op" or the "scam", unless he's quite the dupe, or also secretly seeking to destroy the economy.

And again, isn't the NYC-type potential overflow of acute cases vs. care capacity the primary threat the US (and other countries) have targeted in their responses?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)

142 Welp, some idiot here has decided to shut down the boat lifts at our marinas.


G-d forbid anyone should be able to go out for a cruise in this gorgeous weather, and get some fresh air.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (ptqGC)

143 OT: YouTube/Google uses Chinese Lung AIDS as an excuse to censor shit they don't like:

https://youtu.be/g8FglYCmUFM

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (DTX3h)

144 >>> 3 It's what killed the dinosaurs, Ace!!! https://tinyurl.com/tggtgtn Posted by: andycanuck at March 26, 2020 12:16 PM

LOL!

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (l6b3d)

145 130
Ferguson now predicts that the epidemic in the U.K. will peak and subside within "two to three weeks"



And if he doesn't, we get to execute him. Right?



If you aren't willing to put your ass on the line for your prediction of this sort, then STFU.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (Tatvh)

Didn't we used to stone to death false prophets? I think we should take that up again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (in24S)

146 139 NY has almost half our cases and a third of the deaths. More testing ?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (2DOZq)

Population density covers a lot of things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (QrImU)

147 I was told that "the Science is Settled"

Posted by: SMOD at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (X5CsJ)

148 141 Did I miss all the conflicts between the WH and the "commie governors" shutting down their states?

Haven't noticed any - any - daylight between the WH and the measures adopted by various states, including the most severe.

My 1,459-dimensional chess isn't up to the standards of some here, but I keep wondering why Trump is in on the "op" or the "scam", unless he's quite the dupe, or also secretly seeking to destroy the economy.

And again, isn't the NYC-type potential overflow of acute cases vs. care capacity the primary threat the US (and other countries) have targeted in their responses?
Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)

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Trump is telling New York to shut down completely? I missed this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (UWqZJ)

149 137 Accountability needs to start at the local level. The Dallas judge who ordered shelter in place cited a half million Texans dying if they didn't take extreme action. And Gov Abbott was mad to see cars on the road around Austin as though they didn't put exceptions in place for critical infrastructure and for people going to grocer or doctor.
Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (P2P8D)

-----------------------------------

How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (CAJOC)

150 If Congressmembers want to give themselves a raise and it gets put in a bill, the bill language has to say that the raise is meant for them and how much it will be.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (nRNOc)

I thought they voted themselves "automatic" raises several years ago.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (X/Pw5)

151 146 139 NY has almost half our cases and a third of the deaths. More testing ?


Diversity Is Strength

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (j9HX3)

152 The telling thing is that in real science being seriously wrong is a career killer. If you're damned sure, hedge your statements. But if you nail your colors to the mast, you better pray to J that you're right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (Tatvh)

153 loathe her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

==========

She'd make a great bad guy in a movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (UWqZJ)


An Extra in a Tarantino film.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (8fB/R)

154 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.

I loathe her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)
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I've noticed this recently. The intelligent skepticism that lay behind doomsday predictions was the *disbelief* that Nature could respond to recover from powers of distortion.

This skepticism against a natural "equilibrium" is one of the historical forces that showed through in Keynesian economics.

Now, they *believe* that Nature had its own reaction system.

So, they've actually equivocated on the entire Nature of Nature in the progressive, interventionist point-of-view.

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (Eicbe)

155 >>NY has almost half our cases and a third of the deaths


Public Transportation : The Silent Killer

Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (lELxn)

156 "Asshole was probably using the metric system. He confused his deciliters with hectares per newton-second."

He should rerun the numbers with cubic dick-bags per round orifice.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (EuPI/)

157 Damn, it is a beautiful day outside.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (QrImU)

Finally quit raining for 5 seconds.
But don't get used to it. Supposed to start up again this evening.

Posted by: Linn Ridge. Russian Bots R Us. at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (3ZVnS)

158 Unfortunately there will be no consequences, no comeuppance, no reckoning for any of these sumbitches. They live and operate in a world where those words have no meaning or application.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (NWiLs)

159 Didn't we used to stone to death false prophets? I think we should take that up again.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (in24S)
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That's a lot of stones for those 11 person CNN panels. But I'd watch.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (9IkUJ)

160 Trump was right (again).......its all a hoax.....more fake news.

Keep America Great
Trump/Pence 2020

Posted by: Myshiba at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (jLjyF)

161 138 125 121 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.

And yet talk about prayer would probably be unsciency for her.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

Point out to her that Nature just declared War on Humanity. Mother Gaia is trying to kill us all.

And what do we do to those who are trying to kill us? We declare War.

Thus, its time to put Mother Earth in her place.

More Dams! More Drilling! Slap that biatch upside da head!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (NgKpN)

162 Mrs. Wrecks went to doctor's office today. Well, not to the doctor's office; to the leper tent. In the Home Depot parking lot. Everybody had to park with at least one empty space on each side.

Home Depot: Your Home For Quality Medicine!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (+y/Ru)

163 "Gee sorry I crashed the world economy. Muh bad."

I hate when that happens!

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (MxEKc)

164 149 I don't know how judges get to do this. All the orders around Dallas have a judge (probably Hawaiian) behind them.

Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (P2P8D)

165 They did not. The section that people think is a
"raise" is $25 million for the House of Representatives under "Salaries
and Expenses" to cover virus response efforts, namely expenses relating
to a whole bunch of staff suddenly having to telecommute.



--



$25M for non-essential personnel to occasionally use their phones seems a bit excessive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:34 PM (AwI0L)

How the money is spent will be made public and has to be approved. But this is government, so everything costs more (some sarcasm should be noted).
A number of other federal agencies got bumps in the "Salaries and Expenses" category too.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (nRNOc)

166 Population density covers a lot of things.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
------------

Are we speaking intellect here?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (xSo9G)

167 I swear Trump's announcement about "Reopening America" was to get the "Trump Haters" to buy into the quarantine.
... and they did

Posted by: SMOD at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (X5CsJ)

168 Latest stats from the Hoosier State:

645 confirmed cases - nearly half in the Indy metro and Marion county area.

17 confirmed deaths.

4651 confirmed tested.

Number of confirmed cases within 50 miles of casa Fortcoins - 12

Shut down until at least Easter.

Posted by: Fortcoins at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (JbL9Q)

169 Finally quit raining for 5 seconds.
But don't get used to it. Supposed to start up again this evening.
Posted by: Linn Ridge. Russian Bots R Us. at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (3ZVnS)

Yeah, but look at that sky. Kentucky has few beautiful days, but when it has them, it pulls out all the stops.

Kudos to the Man Upstairs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (QrImU)

170 So, may we can the bs?
This country doesn't run on bs.
May we all go back to work?

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (ZQR/T)

171 Where are the Obama's hiding?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (Uu+Jp)

172
...
Haven't noticed any - any - daylight between the WH and the measures adopted by various states, including the most severe.

My 1,459-dimensional chess isn't up to the standards of some here, but I keep wondering why Trump is in on the "op" or the "scam", unless he's quite the dupe, or also secretly seeking to destroy the economy.
...
Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)
+++++++++++++++++
I don't think it is 3D chess or anything like that. Trump has been pretty clear on offering Fed guidance and then the states do what they will and he will support the states to treat people hit by the outbreak, financially, etc.

It isn't so much "daylight" between them as it is "do what you need to do, and I'll support you." He hasn't (as far as I know, though have seen none of the pressers this week) advocated for or against any of the particular states' approaches.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (e/H31)

173 Someone send this to Rod Dreher. He has lost his ever loving mind over this. His hysteria and panic helped to foster the attitude of "We're all gonna die." Any doubters on his comment board have been receiving snarktastic responses. Buchanan needs to can him.

Posted by: Red enchilada at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (+i7ay)

174 Public Transportation : The Silent Killer
Posted by: garrett at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (lELxn)

Then why isn't DC being hammered?

All the conditions that exist in NY exist in DC and a lot of LA, but nowhere else seems to be blowing up.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (s9Eo8)

175 Public Transportation : The Silent Killer
Posted by: garrett

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But sometimes you get to participate!

Posted by: Colin Ferguson at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (ArumA)

176 Are we speaking intellect here?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (xSo9G)

Actually, yes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (QrImU)

177 All the people who have earnestly warned us that Trump is an authoritarian dictator are complaining that he is neither authoritarian nor dictator-y enough.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (ouBhA)

178 You fucked up. You believed me..

Posted by: Social Justice Worrier at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (4VFWk)

179 I think NYC shoudda had a "give a Chinese person a blowjob day" to show how welcoming they are.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (o2MD2)

180

I think all of the people who have lost their jobs and businesses that are closed need to have a word or two with this Limey ponce and then with the dictators in this country pretending to be elected officials

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (kXYFI)

181 125 121 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...." She's so excited that there won't be any planes dirtying up the skies (her husband's a Gulfstream exec), and we won't be taking out our boats.


I loathe her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

==========

She'd make a great bad guy in a movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (UWqZJ)

Former pro basketball cheerleader - SO in other words, rich guy picked up some eye candy to give himself status among his fellow execs, and now the eye candy thinks it can get away with opening its stupid mouth. Newsflash - in your current position, your mouth is only for one thing, and talking ain't it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (trdmm)

182 173 Someone send this to Rod Dreher. He has lost his ever loving mind over this. His hysteria and panic helped to foster the attitude of "We're all gonna die." Any doubters on his comment board have been receiving snarktastic responses. Buchanan needs to can him.
Posted by: Red enchilada at March 26, 2020 12:39 PM (+i7ay)

Is he the guy who was freaking out because his Trump supporting parent's aren't panicking?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (Uu+Jp)

183 Maybe Ferguson used the same math that the media used to claim that Mike Bloomberg could give every American a million bucks.

Posted by: mercenary13 at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (r1mci)

184

ot
hammering home how awful canadian news is

This morning the pravda state run cbc were all beside themselves wondering why the market hasn't crashed with the US's unemployment announcement.

It was just as surreal as watching CNN or MSNBC, etc.

They were sad.

Every day, every hour, there is a segment showing how bad the US and Trump are in response to this. And then switch to how great they are doing.

This is still the stop the brain-drain mentality. They do not want people to know how good it is in the US. There are problems, yes, but the US gets busy when confronted with something. And capitalism works. Big government doesn't.

They have no idea why individual states' leaders are making decisions.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (8fB/R)

185 It isn't so much "daylight" between them as it is "do what you need to do, and I'll support you." He hasn't (as far as I know, though have seen none of the pressers this week) advocated for or against any of the particular states' approaches.


exactly. he followed federalist principles here.

this is property the domain of the states. and dealing with awful Governors is the domain of the residents of each Commonwealth.

and we will.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (j9HX3)

186 But my ire is even more with the press and the state. The former for whipping up hysteria based on a problem they cannot understand and deferring to the first expert that fit their narrative, and the latter for exploiting any excuse to go insane and cause damage.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 12:29 PM (e/H31)
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And don't forget a total embargo from the press on experimental/off label treatments that doctors around the country are using this very moment.

They literally don't want to cover it because they're afraid these ad-hoc treatments are effective and that would mean Trump was right.

Posted by: WisRich at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (OAlmw)

187 Haven't noticed any - any - daylight between the WH and the measures adopted by various states, including the most severe.

My 1,459-dimensional chess isn't up to the standards of some here, but I keep wondering why Trump is in on the "op" or the "scam", unless he's quite the dupe, or also secretly seeking to destroy the economy.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (El6T/)


If you notice, Trump has been pushing a federalist strategy on this, which I think is entirely appropriate for several reasons.

First, because the states are materially different from each other, so what is appropriate for may not be for another. Second, because no one knows for sure what the best approach is, so it's worthwhile making room for a variety of approaches. Third, because if Trump adopts a strict top-down approach, he'll be blamed for everything every idiot out there does. And fourth, philosophically, we need more power - and the attendant responsibility - to devolve to the states on issues generally.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (Tatvh)

188 Unfortunately there will be no consequences, no comeuppance, no reckoning for any of these sumbitches. They live and operate in a world where those words have no meaning or application.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 12:37 PM (NWiLs)
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That's in the prog world of "ideas".

Now, they've done a lot to make academic "fore-thinking" look sexy, and to have people who have a higher involvement with real-world mechanics interested.

I think the more people are grounded, the more they will walk away from the crowd that thinks this was a good use of our time.

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (Eicbe)

189 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (CAJOC)

The words that killed the Constitution were 'the Constitution is not a suicide pact'.

Some attribute that quote to Lincoln, but it has been used by the Supreme Court TWICE.

Yes, we can ignore it, because, shut up, that's why.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (NgKpN)

190 It isn't so much "daylight" between them as it is "do what you need to do, and I'll support you." He hasn't (as far as I know, though have seen none of the pressers this week) advocated for or against any of the particular states' approaches.

-

I'm hoping he's perfectly fine letting the (D) governors damage their re-election chances with the job losses and shutdowns.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (AwI0L)

191 I saw a group of women, obviously out for an arranged walk together, walking in a formation that would be appropriate for an infantry patrol. Two columns, 10'-12' apart. It was kind of bizarre.

Of, course, I have never seen these people walking around here before.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (CDGwz)

192 If y'all could spare a prayer or two for the people in the path of my methed out brother who has no idea what is going on in the world right now, it would be appreciated.

Posted by: no good deed at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (MmFTx)

193

In the meantime, we made ourselves vulnerable.

They were reporting that the terrorist groups were trying to figure out how to take advantage of this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (8fB/R)

194

Remember comrades, we have to listen to the scientists because they are ALWAYS right

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (kXYFI)

195 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?

--

The judges determined it to be so.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (AwI0L)

196 And another thing--I have to have papers with me to go to work right now. Expecting to run onto East German checkpoints pretty soon, and this is in Texas.

Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (P2P8D)

197 Doesn't matter, the donk governors have a taste of the power and will not let go so easily.

Posted by: Pliney at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (nzKWW)

198 191 I saw a group of women, obviously out for an arranged walk together, walking in a formation that would be appropriate for an infantry patrol. Two columns, 10'-12' apart. It was kind of bizarre.

Of, course, I have never seen these people walking around here before.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (CDGwz)

========

Here comes Charlie! Duck!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (UWqZJ)

199 "With tens of millions newly unemployed, just about anyone could start a mass movement blaming faggy DC scientists and the lugenpresse for ruining their lives. Picture reporters unable to leave their buildings for fear of being gunned down in the street or stabbed to death."

Set to the tune of Imagine, this may be my favorite song.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (EuPI/)

200 Everyone on Earth -- literally everyone, except for the people reading this blog -- is a complete idiot.
Posted by: zombie


Well, I'm not so sure about SOME of the people here....if you know what I mean...and ....I think you do.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (vcOmj)

201 "Why isn't Trump doing things that are well beyond his defined power ?! He must do these things now!"

Yes!!! *hic* *thud*

Posted by: Wine Moms at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (EgshT)

202 Someone was able to determine the data date on Kathy Griffin's stupid hospital pic....

The exif data date is also from 07/07/2017...

"AKA, the image was taken on July 7th, 2017 at 1:22PM..."
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 12:25 PM (cF8AT)


Not following this story, but doesn't twitter strip out the EXIF tags on images? I guess I just assumed it did.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (t+qrx)

203 you guys know I meant "properly" up there right?

sorry

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (j9HX3)

204 Mayor Lightloafers from Chicago closed all the parks because nobody was listening to her. She also said that only two hoodlums allowed per car for drive-bys. One in the back and the driver.

Posted by: Roy at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (ABjxW)

205 What better way for a Global Warming alarmist to stop CO2 emissions than effectively causing the world to shelter in place and no longer use their automobiles.

Posted by: Gman at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (xZTWS)

206 I swear Trump's announcement about "Reopening America" was to get the "Trump Haters" to buy into the quarantine.
... and they did
Posted by: SMOD at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (X5CsJ)


The Trump Haters have always been in favor of a quarantine.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (y7DUB)

207 "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

Posted by: things johnny rotten said at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (m/Gc2)

208 Trump needs to say at a presser, "OK, let's get back to work. If we don't, the economy is going to be as bad as it was when Obama was done with it."

His slogan now needs to be "Make America Great Again... Again."

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (ArumA)

209 34. My boss chose to come in to the office (when we still were allowed) because things quickly went sideways when he and his wife were both home at the same time.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (r6yYr)

210 So, was it the University of East Anglia or Penn State that got the contract to model this?

Posted by: aelfheld at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (IxDhF)

211 Not following this story, but doesn't twitter strip out the EXIF tags on images? I guess I just assumed it did.


not if you use SM management software

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:43 PM (j9HX3)

212
It's not multidimensional chess.

It's a mass hysteria, largely fueled by the media And politicians being the jackals that they are, are capitalizing on it to increase their own power and hopefully to harm Trump.

Trump is caught in this tide of madness, and swimming in the current to the best of his ability. He must appear to DO SOMETHING about the #BigBadCold that's gonna KILL EVERYONE, after all.

It's that simple.

Trump is playing the Politics of Panic to his own best advantage, because staying out of the game would be fatal to his Presidency.

It does not make this mass-hysteria any less of an hysteria.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (II2Y0)

213
How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (CAJOC)

He doesn't. But everyone is scared so no one is challenging it. I said that he had no authority to do this to a millenial from the area yesterday, and he looked at me like a goat that had just been asked to do algebra. The thought had never even remotely occurred to him before.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (trdmm)

214 ot

hammering home how awful canadian news is



This morning the pravda state run cbc were all beside themselves
wondering why the market hasn't crashed with the US's unemployment
announcement.



It was just as surreal as watching CNN or MSNBC, etc.



They were sad.



Every day, every hour, there is a segment showing how bad the US and
Trump are in response to this. And then switch to how great they are
doing.



This is still the stop the brain-drain mentality. They do not want
people to know how good it is in the US. There are problems, yes, but
the US gets busy when confronted with something. And capitalism works.
Big government doesn't.



They have no idea why individual states' leaders are making decisions.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (8fB/R)

bad timing as I somehow got on a run of youtube videos about Canadian Anti-Americanism. There was one where even the CBC made fun of it because it is so pervasive. And the big joke is 90 percent of Americans have no clue it exists.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (hHxp2)

215 Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:38 PM (nRNOc)

Thank You so much for what you post. It's nice having someone who's hair isn't constantly on fire.

Posted by: Sam. Not a one name troll. Again at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (/LQkF)

216 >>> 132 Damn, it is a beautiful day outside. Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM

I've been walking about 3 miles around town each day and it's been great. And I got my "papers please" letter from my company in case I'm driving around.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (l6b3d)

217 no good deed -Will do.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (CDGwz)

218 OHIO:

Trump 47% (+4) Biden 43%

PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 47% (+2) Biden 45%

WISCONSIN: Trump 45% Biden 45%

@BaldwinWallace

/

@oaklandu

/

@ohionorthern

3/17-25

Posted by: Ha at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (fNWtj)

219
Trump is playing the Politics of Panic to his own best advantage, because staying out of the game would be fatal to his Presidency.

It does not make this mass-hysteria any less of an hysteria.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (II2Y0)

Agreed, every word!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (trdmm)

220 I want a loan that I don't have to pay back! How can I (cha-ching cha-ching) cash in on this tragedy?

Posted by: Lionel Hutz at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (eAZVt)

221
If you notice, Trump has been pushing a federalist strategy on this, which I think is entirely appropriate for several reasons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:41 PM (Tatvh)
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It's actually a good political strategy if he had any doubts about draconian measures. Because those were likely left to center-left governors, and to their overreaction. Which could lead to fewer Dems getting re-elected.
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Third, because if Trump adopts a strict top-down approach, he'll be blamed for everything every idiot out there does.
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This is the way that the press will further put distance between themselves from people who are paying attention. I'd bet the over that they will try this anyway.

In a public poll of across the board job approval it's: States, then Trump, then Congress, then the Press.

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Eicbe)

222 159 Didn't we used to stone to death false prophets? I think we should take that up again.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (in24S)
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That's a lot of stones for those 11 person CNN panels. But I'd watch.
Posted by: jhawk90



Well that where good ole American Ingenuity comes in. Make a Gatling Gun that shoots stones!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (MVR7y)

223 OT:

Catching up on Picard because Dolley had CBS All Access and didn't tell me.

People explain a lot to each other in this show. Explain things that have been explained before and that we as an audience already know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (UWqZJ)

224 The dog is starting to wonder why I'm hanging around so much.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Uu+Jp)

225 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?

You are in Contempt of Court!!!

Bailiff! Defenestrate immediately!

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge #6 at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (DMUuz)

226 191 I saw a group of women, obviously out for an arranged walk together, walking in a formation that would be appropriate for an infantry patrol. Two columns, 10'-12' apart. It was kind of bizarre.

Of, course, I have never seen these people walking around here before.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:42 PM (CDGwz)


"Beatrice, take the point."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Tatvh)

227 I thought they voted themselves "automatic" raises several years ago.



Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (X/Pw5)


There hasn't been a legislated increase in base pay since 2009. However, they are eligible for the annual federal COLA if there is one, although Congress can pass a joint resolution saying, "No thanks," which has also been done since 2009.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (nRNOc)

228 It's not multidimensional chess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (II2Y0)

Isn't regular chess multidimensional? I count at least two.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

229 If I'm not mistaken, Fauci said essentially that same thing a couple of weeks ago. He estimated the case fatality rate would end up being 0.1% to 1.0%. Some of that was based on there being a lot more cases discovered. Unfortunately, there are a few places where it seems substantially worse than that. Those are not arguments for destroying the rest of the economy.

Posted by: IronDave at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (k3crU)

230 I knew it wasn't a real epidemic ... no cool theme song like Omega Man:

https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=w8YlMjG1Rxk

Posted by: Adriane the Why I Do Declare Critic ... at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (LPnfS)

231 Remember comrades, we have to listen to the scientists because they are ALWAYS right

Posted by: TheQuietMan

---

Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

Fuck that arrogant asshole!

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (ArumA)

232 Here comes Charlie! Duck!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Heh. No. Piss-poor OPSEC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (CDGwz)

233 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (CAJOC)

Again judge is just a title used in Texas for what's commonly known as the County Commissioner.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (2DOZq)

234 221 It's actually a good political strategy if he had any doubts about draconian measures. Because those were likely left to center-left governors, and to their overreaction. Which could lead to fewer Dems getting re-elected.
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Third, because if Trump adopts a strict top-down approach, he'll be blamed for everything every idiot out there does.
---
This is the way that the press will further put distance between themselves from people who are paying attention. I'd bet the over that they will try this anyway.

In a public poll of across the board job approval it's: States, then Trump, then Congress, then the Press.
Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Eicbe)

=========

It's not just political intelligent, it's intelligent in terms of actual results.

Maybe this whole federalist thing will catch on in terms of other policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (UWqZJ)

235 Not following this story, but doesn't twitter strip out the EXIF tags on images? I guess I just assumed it did.

The field was blank on the image I downloaded. I'd love to see this substantiated though.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (F6tBH)

236 how is this not worth the flamey skull thingy

Posted by: happyfeet at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (PpK9J)

237 120 bear with asymmetrical balls
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I just went out to walk the dog. One of your brethren got into my garbage can. Now I have trash strewn over the lawn.

I wish you would talk them about that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer



I have it on good authority that if you just stand off at a distance and shrilly scream, "Stop it, bear. Bear, bear, you're breaking my kayak. Stop it. Stop it bear. . . . Gosh darn it, please stop." that they'll just good-naturedly wander off.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (H5knJ)

238 The dog is starting to wonder why I'm hanging around so much.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Uu+Jp)

heh

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (hHxp2)

239 228 It's not multidimensional chess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (II2Y0)

Isn't regular chess multidimensional? I count at least two.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

========

One dimensional chess gets really hard at times.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (UWqZJ)

240 I don't mean this rhetorically, what do y'all think?
Posted by: irongrampa at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (KATBx)


Trump has previously said he thinks the country can resume normalcy by Easter.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (ouBhA)

241 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 12:36 PM (CAJOC)
++++++++++++++
If I remember the discussion on this point, the "County Judge" (I think it was a county, might have been city) is a weird title. Person is not actually a judge, but is instead an executive with pretty significant powers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (e/H31)

242 198. I'm seeing unknown folks walk by my house all day lately. Maybe I should set up a Quarantini stand.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (r6yYr)

243 People explain a lot to each other in this show. Explain things that have been explained before and that we as an audience already know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM


You miss me, don't you?

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (DMUuz)

244 "Well, I wonder if this pandemic will be enough to make people ignore the "global warming we're all gonna die" crowd?



After this fiasco that was promoted by our "elites" I sort of suspect global warming might finally be laid to rest.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing"

Wrong, unfortunately It has shown the "elites" how easily the country can be panicked into doing what is necessary to save the world or whatever. The people that went into panic mode will have learned nothing, just like they are taken in by fake hate crimes and forget the later retractions.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (MxEKc)

245 222 159 Didn't we used to stone to death false prophets? I think we should take that up again.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 12:35 PM (in24S)
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That's a lot of stones for those 11 person CNN panels. But I'd watch.
Posted by: jhawk90

Well that where good ole American Ingenuity comes in. Make a Gatling Gun that shoots stones!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (MVR7y)


Nah. I've still got a good throwing arm. Let me do it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Tatvh)

246 I am cooped up in a house with kids that hate me and a wife who thinks I'm a problem to be managed.

If I don't get out of here soon, I'm going to start licking toilets at the Metro station.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (2BgZB)

247 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

248 >>>They have no idea why individual states' leaders are making decisions.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:40 PM (8fB/R)


Sadly too many in these United States do not understand why or how we are a nation of united sovereign states.

All other sovereign states (Germany, France) have provinces.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (ZQR/T)

249 Drama queen. Probably a fag, too.

Posted by: jbill at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (yLBLc)

250 F*ck insanity to shut down the economy for a not so dangerous virus. The people threatened by this are already sick. Why destroy the lives of the healthy rather than protect the sick as much as you can? I suspect an agenda and mass stupid.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (0OmEj)

251 Why do/did we react to something some guy in the UK posited?

Did we have our own agencies check the analysis and vet the underlying assumptions, or did we just go with what this guy said at face value?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (Xesvh)

252 "Beatrice, take the point."


Why did that make me laugh so hard? Thanks for that.

Posted by: no good deed at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (MmFTx)

253 243 People explain a lot to each other in this show. Explain things that have been explained before and that we as an audience already know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM

You miss me, don't you?
Posted by: Wesley Crusher at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (DMUuz)

=========

This is what happens when people who don't know how to write a ten hour show write a ten hour show.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (UWqZJ)

254 a lot of this is due to our slow Western transition to matriarchies, btw

matriarchies are risk averse and panicky, and not very strong on actual scientific inquiry, or inquiry of any kind, really

matriarchies are VERY HIGH on social "cohesion" - which means everyone must say and do the same exact thing

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (j9HX3)

255 Outside Canada, who in the fuck would give a rat's scabied butt what Canadians think? How 'bout Mexicans? Hondurans? Chileans? Look who those idiots have for their Prime Minister. The guy is a walking dildo.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (o2MD2)

256 There hasn't been a legislated increase in base pay since 2009. However, they are eligible for the annual federal COLA if there is one, although Congress can pass a joint resolution saying, "No thanks," which has also been done since 2009.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (nRNOc)

Have they ever voted "no thanks"?

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (X/Pw5)

257 238 The dog is starting to wonder why I'm hanging around so much.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Uu+Jp)

heh
----------------------
Tell him this is what teleworking looks like.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (dzyR5)

258 Maybe this whole federalist thing will catch on in terms of other policy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (UWqZJ)


An outcome to be fervently desired.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (Tatvh)

259 And the big joke is 90 percent of Americans have no clue it exists.
Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (hHxp2)

90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (H3ZEL)

260 The wife of one of my husband's best friends is a former pro basketball cheerleader and complete airhead, who thought I'd give a f*** about her mind farts and texted me, "We humans are the virus, and we've been put in timeout....blah blah blah...."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

Tell her you shared it with a dude who works in a factory, and he just grit his teeth and said "We'll see about that bitch." Mention that he might have been laid off, you don't know because you didn't want to make him feel bad.

Posted by: trev006 at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (t9PwF)

261 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker

---

Martians in giant, walking tripod machines.

...Wait. I think I got the wrong story.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (ArumA)

262 257 238 The dog is starting to wonder why I'm hanging around so much.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:45 PM (Uu+Jp)

heh
----------------------
Tell him this is what teleworking looks like.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (dzyR5)


Tell him you're avoiding human distemper.

He'll understand.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (Tatvh)

263 Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (ArumA)


NDT, we don't listen to YOU because you're not a scientist.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (ouBhA)

264 Trump has previously said he thinks the country can resume normalcy by Easter.


and the President is a SMART businessman. which means he believes in the maxim UnderPromise and OverDeliver

so I'm feeling pretty ok

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (j9HX3)

265 261 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker

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Martians in giant, walking tripod machines.

...Wait. I think I got the wrong story.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (ArumA)

==========

Yeah, it was the walking plants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (UWqZJ)

266 247 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

it mutated itself into a non lethal form, IIRC.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (trdmm)

267 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

I seem to remember the virus was still alive and mutating.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (X/Pw5)

268 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker?

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f)

269
Martians in giant, walking tripod machines.

...Wait. I think I got the wrong story.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (ArumA)

Viruses or bacteria killed the Martians. Does that mean we're safe from alien attack?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (Uu+Jp)

270 Why do/did we react to something some guy in the UK posited?

Did we have our own agencies check the analysis and vet the underlying assumptions, or did we just go with what this guy said at face value?


Yeah, but this bloke's accent was posh. So he's even more exporter than normal.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (H5knJ)

271 Coincidentally, the temperatures in his climate model are also off by an order magnitude. Go figure.

Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (2Mnv1)

272 I have it on good authority that if you just stand off at a distance and shrilly scream, "Stop it, bear. Bear, bear, you're breaking my kayak. Stop it. Stop it bear. . . . Gosh darn it, please stop." that they'll just good-naturedly wander off.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls
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*recollects video*
*snort*

If I'm ever reduced to that behavior, I hope one of my neighbors shoots me. I'm pretty sure that my best friend actually would. Act of kindness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (xSo9G)

273 But will there REALLY be any sort of reckoning? With panic inducers like this assclown, with the media, with the hair on fire governors shutting down their states? I wish

Posted by: zeera at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (zUdXR)

274 90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (H3ZEL)

For the best. After 1865, a great number of Americans were demanding the USA take the British colonies. You might laugh, but it made the British found modern canada with the British North America act in 1867.

Posted by: trev006 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (t9PwF)

275 255 Outside Canada, who in the fuck would give a rat's scabied butt what Canadians think? How 'bout Mexicans? Hondurans? Chileans? Look who those idiots have for their Prime Minister. The guy is a walking dildo.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (o2MD2)


Europeans labor under the misapprehension that Americans care what they think. I used to ask them, "What does Bolivia think?"

"Who cares what Bolivia thinks?"

"Now you know how Americans view Europe."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (Tatvh)

276 This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

-

And the museum gift shop employee.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (41rs/)

277 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

The atmospheric oxygen eventually did it in.

Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f)

278 Wrong, unfortunately It has shown the "elites" how easily the country can be panicked into doing what is necessary to save the world or whatever. The people that went into panic mode will have learned nothing, just like they are taken in by fake hate crimes and forget the later retractions.
Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (MxEKc)
++++++++++++++
To a point, yes. But there is a major difference in that this one was an imminent threat - a hugely contagious and extremely lethal virus spreading like wildfire through your community and family (never mind whether this is true or not, that is the position and the message) and you have a significant, immediate, personal risk of death or grievous injury to yourself or within your family.

"Climate change" doesn't have that personal urgency. They have been trying for decades to get it to have that kind of personal urgency, precisely because they want this level of panic over it. I don't think they can make them analogous.

They will, though, learn this lesson *very* well for whatever they can come up with that will have that level of personal urgency.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (e/H31)

279 268 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.
I can't remember.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)

Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker?
Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f)

That sounds like it might be right.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (Uu+Jp)

280 231 Remember comrades, we have to listen to the scientists because they are ALWAYS right

Posted by: TheQuietMan

---

Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

Fuck that arrogant asshole!

Posted by: RKae



Thank you, Mr. Planetarium Manager.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (MVR7y)

281 All this sheltering in place is good for my lumbago.

Posted by: Uncle at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (Tvz2D)

282 "90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater "


Growing up in Ohio, all we knew about Canada was that was where cold weather came from.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (MxEKc)

283 How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?

-
It's in the constitution?-fuck-that-shit clause.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (+y/Ru)

284 Yeah, it was the walking plants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Tomatoes?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (xSo9G)

285 Speaking of Martians. Seems like creatures capable of interplanetary invasion might have some awareness of microbes, but mebbe not?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (o2MD2)

286 how is this not worth the flamey skull thingy
Posted by: happyfeet at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM

Because as I wrote this is a everday occurrence with Leftists who lie to further their agenda.

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (ZCEU2)

287
They should make a movie about this and call it There Will Be Blood.

Like that title? I just thought of it.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (fhCLs)

288 284 Yeah, it was the walking plants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Tomatoes?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (xSo9G)

=========

A triffid named Audrey II.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (UWqZJ)

289 284 Yeah, it was the walking plants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Triffids?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (Uu+Jp)

290 Geeky looking bastard at that

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (ZCEU2)

291 If I don't get out of here soon, I'm going to start licking toilets at the Metro station.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (2BgZB)


Grab a spear, some rattles, and jump and shout: uh, ee, uh ah, ah, ting tang ram a dam a ding dong ...


... it will make you feel better ...

Posted by: Adriane the Why I Do Declare Critic ... at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (LPnfS)

292 I work in IT. Been splitting up departments, moving people around. when this is all over, I'll to move em back Fun

Posted by: RJD at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (2cfUo)

293 287
They should make a movie about this and call it There Will Be Blood.

Like that title? I just thought of it.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (fhCLs)

========

*sends message back in time to Paul Thomas Anderson*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (UWqZJ)

294 Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker? 
Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f) 

Not exactly. They survived because the virus couldn't grow in such acidic and alkalotic environments. The virus itself basically died out once it no longer had living human hosts. If the bomb to destroy the facility went off, however, the energy released would have caused a massive explosion in virus population and mutations, making any containment impossible.

Posted by: trev006 at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (t9PwF)

295 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.

---

I just recall that one of the symptoms of the disease was failing to end an interrogatory sentence with a question mark.

That usually meant death was immanent.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (ArumA)

296 Thank you, Mr. Planetarium Manager.
Posted by: Puddleglum
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I think that's, 'Planetarium Gift Shop Manager'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (xSo9G)

297 Every person who has lost a job because of this bullshit should be allowed to line up and hit this guy with a . . . feather.

You laugh, because "How is a feather going to hurt this prick???"

Well, the first 10 million feather hits probably won't kill the guy, but the 20 millionth just might.

Ironical because the Yellow Peril is felt like a feather by 99.5 percent of the people who contract it. 0.5 percent die, sadly.

So flog him with something as mild as what he panicked the world with. 30 million times.

PPV, too.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (dtV0Y)

298 295 So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.

---

I just recall that one of the symptoms of the disease was failing to end an interrogatory sentence with a question mark.

That usually meant death was immanent.
Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (ArumA)

Oh crap?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

299 'the Wuhan Flu is not much more dangerous than the standard yearly flu.'
....................................................

No shiit Sherlock. People are tougher than a lot of pansies give them credit for being. Doesn't mean it's time to start licking toilet bowls, but not time to pull the hole in on yourself either.

Posted by: Lump at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (M3gBh)

300 2 epidemiologists walk into a Pub

next day

4 Epidemiologists walk into a pub

next day

8 epidemiologists walk into a pub

next day

16 epidemiologists walk into a pub



What was the name of the PUB?............


Epstein Bar

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (DjiZK)

301 Have they ever voted "no thanks"?

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 12:48 PM (X/Pw5)

Every year. Although if Congress did decide to take it (or even a full-out pay raise), individual members can decline it if they wish.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (nRNOc)

302 Forget suing the Chinese. Go after that prick, and the fear mongers in the press who used his bullshit studies to sow panic.

And those in the "alternative" media (looking at you, Glenn Beck & Glenn Reynolds) on the "It's not the flu! Stay home!" bandwagon need to STFU right now.

Posted by: Brown Hornet at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (3Djt/)

303 Well it is to nice to be in, and rain maybe next 3 days better get outside stuff done today.

Posted by: Skip at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (ZCEU2)

304 It was an op, full stop.

There has to be a reckoning. Start with forcing American corporations to pull all manufacturing from China, not just pharmaceuticals and medical devices, harden the borders and boycott globalists.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (puu6v)

305 Yeah, but this bloke's accent was posh. So he's even more exporter than normal.

If that guys claims are true, I'd think if I were in the group of scientists that went to the preznit and said we had to shut down the country, I'd be sweating bullets.

And if I were the preznit, I'd ask them to show their work, including the math.

Then fire the lot of them.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (Xesvh)

306
Incidentally, this is one of the "experts" the Fake News is referring to when they say "experts disagree with the president" all the time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (fhCLs)

307 They should make a movie about this and call it There Will Be Blood.

Like that title? I just thought of it.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 12:53 PM (fhCLs)

========

*sends message back in time to Paul Thomas Anderson*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

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Plagiarism accusations only work if you can PROVE the existence of linear time in one exclusive direction.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (ArumA)

308 OK, need to scram before all of you get sick and tired of me.


Have a good rest of your day!

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (nRNOc)

309 263 Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (ArumA)

NDT, we don't listen to YOU because you're not a scientist.
Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:50 PM (ouBhA)


You're right, he's not. His resume screams "affirmative action social promotion with understanding that he won't try to go on to a research position." Maybe half a dozen papers published lifetime on each which he's in the middle of a pack of other authors ... hmmm. That's diagnostic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (Tatvh)

310 Ekdahl linked this

Annie Lowrey @AnnieLowrey

It would be better if the 3.3 million initial-claims number were higher: We want people to stop working to help stem the public-health catastrophe, and we want UI to cover everyone who has lost work.



I'm sure she deleted this.
Ekdahl had the perfect reply.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (8fB/R)

311 "Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time."

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM

In other words, get ready for these actions to be taken again come seasonal flu time in OCT '20 through MAR '21.

The good news... NBA season will be cancelled.

The bad news... NHL season will be cancelled.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (Do5/p)

312
Yeah, it was the walking plants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison

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Tomatoes?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (xSo9G)


Technically sir, tomatoes are fags.
He means fruits

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (kXYFI)

313 That usually meant death was immanent.
Posted by: RKae
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*?*

I thought it was misuse of words that signaled the end.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (xSo9G)

314 The $15 million award for Maduro is stupid and ineffective, because it is for "information leading to the arrest and conviction of". We already got all the information we need, and nobody is going to arrest him unless they've got at leat 100,000 troops behind them, so it's a joke.

If it had said "$15 million for the bullet riddled corpse of Maduro" then I would take it a bit more seriously.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (trdmm)

315 >>>And the museum gift shop employee.<<<
The custodian at the planetarium has his own TV show.

Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (2Mnv1)

316
Yeah, this Anal Aperture is one of the Fake News' "experts."

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (fhCLs)

317 246 . I'm cooped up with a brother who is playing the guitar. Sure do wish he'd taken some lessons.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (r6yYr)

318 Did the font change on the blog?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (OuZMr)

319 309 263 Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

It's not in accord with the scientific method if people have to agree with you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (Uu+Jp)

320 Vendette, we do NOT get tired of you!

Have a good day in meatspace!

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (ouBhA)

321 we did not build our own model ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (zr5Kq)

322 "For thus it is written".......

The gospel according to Science

Posted by: Gov Inslee, snake at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (as7w9)

323 And the big joke is 90 percent of Americans have no clue it exists.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (hHxp2)



90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (H3ZEL)

most know it is exists they just don't realize so many dog them all the time. And to be clear, I know there are great Canadians and conservatives there. The conservatives there have had a worse time of it than we have.
It is not unusual that a foreign country has anti American sentiment. The joke I heard about Greece many years ago is half the country dislikes America and the other have moved here. But few countries define themselves by how much they are not American. You could say the same thing about France but that would be selling them short. France thinks they should be America, that we stole that title from them. It is not the same really.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (hHxp2)

324 It would be really nice if these kind of threads would include links to actual documents and numbers instead of just off-hand summaries of what some dude on twitter is claiming. For a blog that regularly denigrates twitter users it sure does seem to rely on.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (nBq51)

325 And if I were the preznit, I'd ask them to show their work, including the math.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (Xesvh)


Trump's in no position to assess their work. The thing to do is convene another, independent group to critique the work of the first group anonymously.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (Tatvh)

326 No shiit Sherlock. People are tougher than a lot of pansies give them credit for being. Doesn't mean it's time to start licking toilet bowls, but not time to pull the hole in on yourself either.
Posted by: Lump at March 26, 2020 12:54 PM (M3gBh)

We are the descendants of people who survived bubonic plague, tuberculosis, small pox, spanish flu.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (QrImU)

327 "I had the graph upside down!"

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (oTMWb)

328 I discovered today that he didn't make his source available which is just such bullshit.


New podcast! I provide some delicate suggestions as to what those in the if you do not want to shut down All The Things you are not pro life can do.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (mf5HN)

329 Woo hoo. Neighbors just brought me two packages of TP...two-ply, no less. Still can't believe what wonderful neighbors came with this house.
Rump roast seasoned and ready to cook for dinner. Life is not only good, it goes on.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (XxJt1)

330 Maybe the upside is this further delegitimizes the federal government and the bureaucracies.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (puu6v)

331 panDEMic
You can't spell 'pandemic' without 'Dem' and 'panic'.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (TQ/zJ)

332 Sounds like a Bowie song.

Man Who Sold the World

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (neb64)

333 Growing up in Ohio, all we knew about Canada was that was where cold weather came from.


Posted by: Ripley

===
And, if you were within range of channel 9 out of Windsor, Hockey Night in Canada.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (QcpW6)

334 Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump

President @realDonaldTrump's net approval rating on his handling of the #Coronavirus: +22

The Media's net approval rating on its handling of the #Coronavirus: -11

The Media's solution? Consider whether or not to stop airing the President's briefings.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (8fB/R)

335 319 309 263 Did you see Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking to Colbert?

"This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

It's not in accord with the scientific method if people have to agree with you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM

And we did listen. And we have found out that the "scientists" were MASSIVELY wrong.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (Do5/p)

336 Trump has previously said he thinks the country can resume normalcy by Easter.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (ouBhA)

gub'nor fatass of illnoize is probably going to extend to May. How the hell does TGE counteract that?

Posted by: Sam. Not a one name troll. Again at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (/LQkF)

337 The Canadians did good service in WWII and were lauded for it.

In the sandbox their snipers excelled and but were called home for it.

Canada's changed much.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (ZQR/T)

338 It's not in accord with the scientific method if people have to agree with you.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:56 PM (Uu+Jp)


This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (Tatvh)

339 Kilroy points out that Texas judges are really county commissioners. That doesn't make me any more comfortable that they can order healthy, law abiding citizens to remain indoors, isolated and close their businesses. If they can do it for this, it won't take much to do it again

Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (P2P8D)

340 >>> Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker? Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM

I think the oxygen increased the patient's ph, made them more alkaline and that killed the virus because it could only survive in the host within a narrow ph range.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (l6b3d)

341 I think I'll go for a drive.

From what I can tell, most if not all of the cops in my town are in quarantine, so I think I'll drive really REALLY fast.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (2BgZB)

342 Exporting our trust to people outside their expertise- and even their expertise is fake!

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (oTMWb)

343 329 Woo hoo. Neighbors just brought me two packages of TP...two-ply, no less. Still can't believe what wonderful neighbors came with this house.
Rump roast seasoned and ready to cook for dinner. Life is not only good, it goes on.
Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2020 12:57 PM (XxJt1


Great neighbors are a blessing, Creeper!

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (ouBhA)

344 Yes my prime minister is a spoiled idiot child.

No I did not vote for him. Very few people in my province did.

And no I will not blame him if I get sick. Probably won't give him credit either if I don't get sick.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (Uu+Jp)

345 Is it too late to cancel the $2T corona porkulus?

Posted by: Brown Hornet at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (3Djt/)

346 My scientific model shows that the media is the enemy of the people, and should be tried for treason. It's science!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 26, 2020 12:59 PM (eAZVt)

347 gub'nor fatass of illnoize is probably going to extend to May. How the hell does TGE counteract that?
Posted by: Sam. Not a one name troll. Again at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (/LQkF)


He doesn't. Let gub'nor fatass of illnoize put his cherished parts on the anvil. Maybe he's right, maybe he's wrong. Let's find out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (Tatvh)

348 >>> Yeah, it was the walking plants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
---------

Tomatoes?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Carrots

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (+FPkr)

349 Growing up in Ohio, all we knew about Canada was that was where cold weather came from.


Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (MxEKc)

Texans too, it was called a Blue Norther.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (hHxp2)

350 90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater

----

90% of Americans have no clue that Idaho exists.

If you told them that Hawaii was right next to Montana they would believe you.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (ArumA)

351
Alternate post title:

Fake News and Their "Experts" Have Been Weighed and Measured...

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (fhCLs)

352 "They will, though, learn this lesson *very* well for whatever they can come up with that will have that level of personal urgency."

Zactly. But it will be used for the climate change agenda, make no mistake. This will become the normal response for new annual exotic contagions out of China or Africa (those are the really scary ones), which may be used to largely drive airlines out of business, with longer term attitude-reshaping by social media and relentless 24-7 propagandists shaming anyone that doesn't want to be on lockdown.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (EuPI/)

353 If I'm going to listen to a scientist, it sure as hell won't be Neil the Ass Tyson.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (XxJt1)

354 gub'nor fatass of illnoize is probably going to extend to May. How the hell does TGE counteract that?
Posted by: Sam. Not a one name troll. Again at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (/LQkF)


Allowing the rest of the country to resume normalcy while the governor keeps flying towards the mountain, I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (t+qrx)

355 I'm giving up drinking for the next month.

Shoot. Damned punctuation.

I'm giving up. Drinking for the next month.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (axyOa)

356 What does "not much more dangerous" mean?

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (nBq51)

357 I never thought I'd see the day getting a roll of asswipe was considered a windfall.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (o2MD2)

358 Maybe this whole federalist thing will catch on in terms of other policy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 12:46 PM (UWqZJ)
---
That's another good point. States ranked the highest?

Look which side wanted states to be lackies subservient to the federal government?

Look who let them take the lead?

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (Eicbe)

359 ace, might I humbly make a suggestion for an addition to the quarantine cafe or a cute fun thread?

https://twitter.com/DeionNBCMT/status/1242910540105576450


Reporter sees herd of bison coming for him. And, for once, someone responds properly.

About 99.99% of the time, never read the replies on a twitter thread. This is the exception. The replies are great and it's all just fun.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (mf5HN)

360 President @realDonaldTrump's net approval rating on his handling of the #Coronavirus: +22

The Media's net approval rating on its handling of the #Coronavirus: -11

The Media's solution? Consider whether or not to stop airing the President's briefings.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (8fB/R)


Yep. Cut down on those pesky viewers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (Tatvh)

361 Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said @jaredkushner
has been "extraordinarily helpful" in assisting the state hit hardest by the #Coronavirus pandemic.


lots of pigs flying

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (8fB/R)

362 There once was a guy with projection
Who said "Collapse the world for protection!"
Two weeks later he retreated:
"My model should be deleted..."
"...but at least Trump might lose the election."

Posted by: ... at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (uEbPt)

363 361 Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said @jaredkushner
has been "extraordinarily helpful" in assisting the state hit hardest by the #Coronavirus pandemic.

lots of pigs flying
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (8fB/R)

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The Resistance has gotten weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (UWqZJ)

364 Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker?
Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f)

Their blood was of higher alkalinity than normal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (NWiLs)

365 Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (dzyR5)

366 Gee I hope Kathy Griffin, (types, deletes) really (types deletes) does (types deletes)

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (TNy/K)

367 gub'nor fatass of illnoize is probably going to extend to May. How the hell does TGE counteract that?
Posted by: Sam. Not a one name troll. Again at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (/LQkF)


I suspect Trump would not have to do anything. Illinois residents will see everyone else return to normal with no viral threat increase and start to think maybe their governor is an idiot who does not deserve to be re-elected.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (ouBhA)

368 Dan Bongino @dbongino

Demanding Coronavirus Screenings, Mexican Protesters Prevent Americans From Crossing Border Down pointing backhand index



heh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (8fB/R)

369 "229 If I'm not mistaken, Fauci said essentially that same thing a couple of weeks ago. He estimated the case fatality rate would end up being 0.1% to 1.0%. Some of that was based on there being a lot more cases discovered. Unfortunately, there are a few places where it seems substantially worse than that. Those are not arguments for destroying the rest of the economy."

Fauci stuck with the one percent, saying it was ten times more lethal than flu. As data emerged showing it much lower, Fauci praised overreaction.

The federal government, Blue State and City governors and mayors, the propaganda outlets, and celebrity experts will be the hardest hit although all had little credibility left.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (puu6v)

370 17 I hope he gets sued to death.
Posted by: Vic at March 26, 2020 12:19 PM (mpXpK)

Vaccines cause autism (Andrew Wakefield published an article in The Lancet in 199

Global Warming (Michael Mann, et.al)

Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)

The Population Bomb (Paul Ehrlich)

These Intellectual Yet Idiots, to coin a phrase by Nicholas Taleb, have done incalculable damage to the world. There has been very little cost borne by them for their inaccuracies.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (iuFgi)

371 Does this shelter in place thing apply to farmers?

Posted by: I'm Hungry at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (ZQR/T)

372 In the 50s, my parents lived in New Foundland with the USArmy. No idea why. A newfie tried to kill my mom w it th a brick because she hated Americans.

Posted by: dagny at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (nRWPy)

373 HEY, NOW HOLD ON ONE MINUTE!!!

We have to 'read' the blog?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 12:24 PM (QrImU)


Just the comments.

Posted by: Andrew at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (0x00j)

374 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Mandatory nationwide lock down.

2. Solid red states mandated to forward resources (masks, ventilators etc.) to states such as NY, California, Illinois.

3. Continued massive immigration.

4. Potentially martial law if it meant they could institute their pet policies into place making them much more difficult to remove in the future.

Posted by: Orson at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (jmFV5)

375 365 Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (dzyR5)

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From Wikipedia:

Author controversy
Winston Groom was paid $350,000 for the screenplay rights to his novel Forrest Gump and was contracted for a 3 percent share of the film's net profits.[64] However, Paramount and the film's producers did not pay him, using Hollywood accounting to posit that the blockbuster film lost money. Tom Hanks, by contrast, contracted for a percent share of the film's gross receipts instead of a salary, and he and director Zemeckis each received $40 million.[64][65] Additionally, Groom was not mentioned once in any of the film's six Oscar-winner speeches.[66]

Groom's dispute with Paramount was later effectively resolved after Groom declared he was satisfied with Paramount's explanation of their accounting, this coinciding with Groom receiving a seven-figure contract with Paramount for film rights to another of his books, Gump & Co.[67] This film was never made, remaining in development hell for at least a dozen years.[68]

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (UWqZJ)

376 Alternate post title:

Fake News and Their "Experts" Have Been Weighed and Measured...
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:00 PM (fhCLs)


Mene mene tikal upharsin.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (aS1PU)

377
"Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

"Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time."


Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (ArumA)


I'm now expecting this to happen every time a new strain of cold or flu to comes to this nation.

Posted by: Sooner at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (Fs5vw)

378 339 Kilroy points out that Texas judges are really county commissioners. That doesn't make me any more comfortable that they can order healthy, law abiding citizens to remain indoors, isolated and close their businesses. If they can do it for this, it won't take much to do it again
Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (P2P8D)

Anybody can "order" anybody else to do just about anything - the trick is whether or not they will obey, and what kind of enforcement is available if people don't obey. In Texas, a County Judge could probably call on the County Sheriff and his deputies to enforce his orders, but they typically handle unincorporated areas only and are always spread pretty thin. City cops answer to the Mayor and the City Manager, with the advice of the City Council. They aren't under any County Judge, more like equals.

Everyone is obeying for the moment because of social pressure, not much else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (trdmm)

379 My county, Brunswick in NC, has ten cases and has remained at that level for the past three days.
County population is about 131,000. No deaths reported for ChiCom Death to America virus. County is under semi shutdown and town is under stricter shutdown rules. This place's economic base is tourism/vacation. Nobody coming means no jobs for locals and local building grinds to a halt. Beach rentals fall which results in loss of revenue which leads to loss of real value which results in countywide loss of tax base.

Posted by: Agitator at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (oEmr5)

380 . Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (dzyR5)


Rookie Mistake. The House always wins ...

Posted by: Adriane the Why I Do Declare Critic ... at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (LPnfS)

381 >>> 339 Kilroy points out that Texas judges are really county commissioners. That doesn't make me any more comfortable that they can order healthy, law abiding citizens to remain indoors, isolated and close their businesses. Posted by: MKoepf at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM

[using only right side of mouth]:
I AM THE LAW

Posted by: Judge Dredd at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (l6b3d)

382 Did you hear that one of the poison pills in the Peelousy bill was that the President would have to turn over ALL records and timelines as to what he did regarding Covid-19?

You know, so Congress could oversee and kibbutz the President's actions, like the Founders meant in the Constitution!

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (Eicbe)

383 Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head

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Read "Fatal Subtraction."

Hollywood has an army of accountants who can make it look like "Jaws" won't make a penny for the next 300 years.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (ArumA)

384 374 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Mandatory nationwide lock down.

2. Solid red states mandated to forward resources (masks, ventilators etc.) to states such as NY, California, Illinois.

3. Continued massive immigration.

4. Potentially martial law if it meant they could institute their pet policies into place making them much more difficult to remove in the future.

Posted by: Orson at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (jmFV5)

==========

Handled what?

We wouldn't have heard of it except for the occasional five second sound bite at the end of nightly news broadcasts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (UWqZJ)

385 I'm getting the feeling that outside New York, Trump's Easter Reopening is going to end up being pretty much on the money.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (CqE5x)

386
Yeah, it was the walking plants.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Tomatoes?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 12:52 PM (xSo9G)

More like Triffids.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (t6XCL)

387 I believe as many here do , that if the virus was in China in October it definitely was here in November. Don't think we'll ever know but I wonder how many respiratory / pneumonia deaths we had in November to February that were a result of the Coronavirus but the deaths just being attributed to the significant underlying conditions.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (2DOZq)

388 The Canadians did good service in WWII and were lauded for it.

In the sandbox their snipers excelled and but were called home for it.

Canada's changed much.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 12:58 PM (ZQR/T)


their military is still great, and work closely with America's military

It's the government and the media. As in the US

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (8fB/R)

389 Well, time to get suited up to go run errands, er 'Essential Business'

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (r6yYr)

390 Oh vey, Drudge's screaming headline. Pfft.

Posted by: IC at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (a0IVu)

391 374 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

Posted by: Orson at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM

Nope.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (TNy/K)

392 Anybody can "order" anybody else to do just about anything - the trick is whether or not they will obey, and what kind of enforcement is available if people don't obey. In Texas, a County Judge could probably call on the County Sheriff and his deputies to enforce his orders, but they typically handle unincorporated areas only and are always spread pretty thin. City cops answer to the Mayor and the City Manager, with the advice of the City Council. They aren't under any County Judge, more like equals.

Everyone is obeying for the moment because of social pressure, not much else.

-----------

Can attest, these orders are in place. But they are not being enforced since most are complying. I don't think these orders changed the behavior of anyone.

Posted by: SH at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (sX1BW)

393 Ace,

There is no model. We've never seen this thing before and we've never seen a reaction to a thing like this before.

I don't know about where you live, but here in Seattle, it's nearly a ghost town. We've never been more sanitary. We've never worn masks and gloves like this. We've never stayed home like this.

Claiming any improvement in numbers without taking these unprecedented steps into account is baffling. Only we aren't seeing an improvement in numbers. The only places that seem to have paused this thing are places that immediately imposed draconian measures. We are doing things on a more voluntary basis. And that is not going to work.

The Federalist is saying people should go out and get this on purpose. And yet yesterday you were wanting to execute some dipshit for licking products in a Walmart.

Get your story straight.

We can absolutely get things back to normal in three weeks. But only if no one transmits this thing in the next couple weeks. That's what China did.

A handful of people out of China spread this across the globe in a matter of weeks.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (IJG6N)

394 I discovered today that he didn't make his source available which is just such bullshit.

In real science, you have to deposit your raw data as supplementary material, so that anyone who is so inclined can repeat your calculations.

Conversely, if you refuse to do that, most reviewers and editors will reject your paper out of hand.

Crystallography is about as hard a science as you're going to find, and yet every crystallographic paper must have all of the raw reflection data (typically 4-5000 reflections) deposited as supplementary material, and the paper must specify the data reduction methodology and the programs (generally standard) used for such reduction.

Otherwise, adios, pendejo.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (Tatvh)

395 I'm getting the feeling that outside New York, Trump's Easter Reopening is going to end up being pretty much on the money.




I don't think it was a random date. Numbers probably points that way.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (zr5Kq)

396 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Kill someone she used to work with.

2. Fall on the floor and start shaking.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (ArumA)

397 Why does our paid subscription to CBS All Access include ads?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (UWqZJ)

398 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

Posted by: Orson at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM

Nope.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (TNy/K)


It would have ended in tears.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (aS1PU)

399 bad timing as I somehow got on a run of youtube videos about Canadian Anti-Americanism. There was one where even the CBC made fun of it because it is so pervasive. And the big joke is 90 percent of Americans have no clue it exists.
Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 12:44 PM (hHxp2)


yep

ALL of my inlaws.

I'm looking for retirement property in SC and won't look back.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (8fB/R)

400 I'm giving up. Drinking for the next month.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 01:01 PM (axyOa)


There's a Oxford Comma joke in there somewhere!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (BiNEL)

401
Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?



Hollywood accounting.

Posted by: Zombie Cecil B. Demille at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (PtOP4)

402 Drudge is an extension of CNN. I think Tapper is writing headlines for Drudge in his spare time.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)

403 Alligator, do you live in Wilmington?

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (dzyR5)

404 We wouldn't have heard of it except for the occasional five second sound bite at the end of nightly news broadcasts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (UWqZJ)

I dunno, other countries are freaking out - do you think the media could've covered it up here?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (G546f)

405 "I'm now expecting this to happen every time a new strain of cold or flu to comes to this nation.





Posted by: Sooner"

Yep. Like the extreme panic and shutdown on every prediction of a snow flurry in Georgia which is now standard because there was a real storm 10 years ago.

Posted by: Ripley at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (MxEKc)

406 394 I discovered today that he didn't make his source available which is just such bullshit.

In real science, you have to deposit your raw data as supplementary material, so that anyone who is so inclined can repeat your calculations.

Conversely, if you refuse to do that, most reviewers and editors will reject your paper out of hand.

Crystallography is about as hard a science as you're going to find, and yet every crystallographic paper must have all of the raw reflection data (typically 4-5000 reflections) deposited as supplementary material, and the paper must specify the data reduction methodology and the programs (generally standard) used for such reduction.

Otherwise, adios, pendejo.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM (Tatvh)

==========

My main stats professor went on a holy crusade when I brought a "study" to his attention that linked cola drinking with violent behavior in students.

He contacted the author who refused to show him the data.

He used it as an example in class of shitty studies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (UWqZJ)

407 Cute overload.

https://tinyurl.com/y3r2ysnt

We need someone to do this to the world populace.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (QrImU)

408 What's drudge screaming? I refuse to give him a click.

Posted by: dagny at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (nRWPy)

409 "Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do."

It's one of the big downsides of Democracy (even indirect democracy in a republican form). It's a flaw built into the system, we can only hope that it doesn't come up too often, and that we can survive the mistakes that will inevitably be made when it does.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (trdmm)

410 Why does our paid subscription to CBS All Access include ads?

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On what show? I don't get ads when I'm watching things.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (2BgZB)

411 Never sign for a % of the net.
Sign for a % of the gross.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (ZQR/T)

412 NY AG calls on states to not restrict abortion during the virus.

Holy moly. It is all they think about!

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (JRaU+)

413 I've lost track. Is my check for government cheese in the mail yet?

Posted by: Regular joe at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (6/uwW)

414 You know, so Congress could oversee and kibbutz the President's actions, like the Founders meant in the Constitution!

Posted by: Axeman at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (Eicbe)

I didn't know that - but see my prediction in the last thread about how we're going to have to suffer through a month of Coronavirus Hearings this summer. Which will be just another Democrat electioneering marketing campaign and sham like shampeachment, and every bit as bullshit-filled and maddening. At least there will be more book deals.

Posted by: ... at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (uEbPt)

415 90% of Americans have no clue that Canada exists, nor would they care about Canada even if they knew.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 26, 2020 12:49 PM (H3ZEL)


LOL, I said that to the inlaws once. No one in the US every even thinks of Canada. I never did. This enrages them.

They are literally obsessed.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (8fB/R)

416
"I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack. We will do everything we can to prevent it. but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it, and we are stronger. This is a strong, powerful country that we live in, and our people are incredibly resilient."

obama, 2010, after he let us "absorb" the chinese swine flue.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (fhCLs)

417 DAMMIT!!! WHATS THAT SMELL????

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (o2MD2)

418 Oh FFS, the refrigerated trailer-morgue story is
making its way around the building.

Someone bamboo shiv my eardrums... please.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (u6xw0)

419 so kellyanne can't say true to harris?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (0O7c5)

420 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Get drunk.

2. Throw a hotel room lamp at Bill.

3. Send Podesta out to talk to the crowd.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (ArumA)

421 410 Why does our paid subscription to CBS All Access include ads?

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On what show? I don't get ads when I'm watching things.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (2BgZB)

========

Picard.

And it seems like every episode starts with a flashback.

This show is not well constructed. At all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (UWqZJ)

422 When it comes to models of anything -- global warming, epidemics whatever -- call me when they have a model that predicts the winner of the 6th at Gulfstream. And the 7th. And gets either of them right.

Posted by: Alanr at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (v7b8O)

423 Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (IJG6N)

Do you think we have done this for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (2DOZq)

424
Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Kill someone she used to work with.

2. Fall on the floor and start shaking.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:06 PM


embrace the power of "and"

Posted by: AltonJackson
...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (9C0cu)

425 My main stats professor went on a holy crusade when I brought a "study" to his attention that linked cola drinking with violent behavior in students.

With enough variables, I can get an R-Squared be whatever you want it to be.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (2BgZB)

426 I think I heard that our school district is gonna furlough part time employees after April 5 (date Gov Wolf set for PA lock)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (G546f)

427 Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head


Easy. They charge off every overhead right down to the gardeners mowing the lawn and studio chief's mistress getting an abortion against the profits of the movie.

If Groom had had any sense, he'd have demanded a percentage of the gross.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (Tatvh)

428 What's drudge screaming? I refuse to give him a click.
Posted by: dagny at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (nRWPy)


It's the end of the world as we know it.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (zr5Kq)

429 can't say the truth......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (0O7c5)

430 310 Ekdahl linked this

Annie Lowrey @AnnieLowrey

It would be better if the 3.3 million initial-claims number were higher: We want people to stop working to help stem the public-health catastrophe, and we want UI to cover everyone who has lost work.


I'm sure she deleted this.
Ekdahl had the perfect reply.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 12:55 PM (8fB/R)

I don't know who Annie Lowrey is, but she really should've brushed her hair for her Wikipedia page picture.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (Ez6QX)

431 Swine Flu
Kung Flu
The viruses love globalist
and toilet seat lickers too.



Hey mom.....look what i wrote.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (neb64)

432 I suspect Trump would not have to do anything. Illinois residents will see everyone else return to normal with no viral threat increase and start to think maybe their governor is an idiot who does not deserve to be re-elected.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (ouBhA)

I've met people who live outside the Chicago core. They'd be ready to drag the Governor and his entire stuff behind a truck at high speed. Trump knows how to pressure the least affected governors while holding out the carrot of ventilator help, and he knows how to brutally punish California and New York. Hell, I think maintaining a quarantine order on NYC until the election would be very beneficial.

Posted by: trev006 at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (t9PwF)

433 421 410 Why does our paid subscription to CBS All Access include ads?

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On what show? I don't get ads when I'm watching things.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (2BgZB)

========

Picard.

And it seems like every episode starts with a flashback.

This show is not well constructed. At all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts

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Again, odd...I don't get ads when I watch Picard...which is a pity because they would break up the monotony.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (2BgZB)

434 heir military is still great, and work closely with America's military



It's the government and the media. As in the US

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (8fB/R)

they have good troops for sure. The society is to blame for teaching the kids that America is a bad place. Now one thing that should be obvious here is the same has gone on in the USA for a long time. American anti-Americanism is real for sure.
But even the CBC had a bit of a laugh when they asked Canadian students to raise their hands if they thought their country was better than America. Pretty much everyone raised their hand. Then they asked if they thought Canada was better than other countries, and they all put their hands down. That was the funny part, if that is the right term.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (hHxp2)

435
Does this mean we don't have to waste $6 trillion dollars and put Americans on the dole?

Nah.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (pS94+)

436
Posted by: Seattle Slough

STFU, dunce.

Go peddle your chinese propaganda elsewhere.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (fhCLs)

437 With enough variables, I can get an R-Squared be whatever you want it to be.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (2BgZB)


Hence Occam's Razor.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (Tatvh)

438 Picard.

And it seems like every episode starts with a flashback.

This show is not well constructed. At all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (UWqZJ)

Well, you could always, I don't know, not watch it.

Pop in Doomsday Machine or Courtmartial.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (QrImU)

439 Seattle Slough at March 26, 2020 01:05 PM (IJG6N)

Concerned troll is concerned.

Posted by: Kazi at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (0x00j)

440 so if you get laid off now, but find a job tomorrow at walmart or somewhere, do you get unemployment from the coronabill?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (G546f)

441 Well, at least yesterday I was able to stock up on booze and go pick up my new pistol. Of course the TP crowd had deleted the ammo supply but I have plenty. If the lakes were ice free I'd probably just lose it right off the gunnel of the boat anyway, clutz that I am.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (TNy/K)

442 my thought of the day (one per customer):

If you don't like how Trump has been handling the WooHoo Virus, what do you think President Hillary would have done differently?

Likely answer: "She would have listened to the experts!"

Actual correct answer: based on how her husband behaved in the 1990s, she would have had everything poll tested before taking any action. Her toadies would have quietly made clear to the MSM that they check with Clinton's advisors before reporting anything. People from Fox News would somehow never get to ask any questions.


Posted by: mallfly of the Lamamoors at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (4a9Vv)

443 I know Canada exists. I also know homosexuality exists. Doesn't mean I want to spend any time thinking about them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (dzyR5)

444 LOL, I said that to the inlaws once. No one in the US every even thinks of Canada. I never did. This enrages them.

They are literally obsessed.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (8fB/R)

Does anyone even live there? I mean, really?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (trdmm)

445 It's the end of the world as we know it.
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM


Meh. I feel fine.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (ejd/p)

446 438 Picard.

And it seems like every episode starts with a flashback.

This show is not well constructed. At all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (UWqZJ)

Well, you could always, I don't know, not watch it.

Pop in Doomsday Machine or Courtmartial.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (QrImU)

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I've got movies saved on STARZ to watch. So it's either this or Heaven's Gate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (UWqZJ)

447 I said a week ago or so, my "over/under" number was 14,000 deaths. That was just based on it being resolved via modern medicine (HCQ + Z-Pak or whatever else) ... plus the social awareness ... together making the outcome more like a mild flu year. I had already read positive results from the HCQ thing, and the S Korea outcomes turning the curve early.


Besides the prognosticators raving about Armageddon predictions, enjoying the spotlight a little too much (using every high end of every range) ... the bigger issue is doctors come out with great results from the HCQ + cocktail, and for some reason (TDS?) many doctors refuse to use it.


Nevada Gov' actually orders it not be used, I assume many doctors are using it, and the one we know had 100% success with 350 cases (that tested positive, I assume). And at least one testimonial, the patient himself did the research and had to convince the doctor to let him try it.


Apparently the old protocol is to treat the symptoms, but not try anything not FDA approved (via years long studies). Since the malaria treatment is known to be safe, that just seems insane, and hopefully the eye on an ICU full of $10k/day patients has nothing to do with their decisions ... cuz hospitals would never do unwarranted and expensive procedures to pad their bottom line ... or be too afraid to try for fear of lawsuits.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (Cus5s)

448 392:

"Everyone is obeying for the moment because of social pressure, not much else."

It will be interesting when people start to disobey, which probably will start in a few days.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (puu6v)

449 NY AG calls on states to not restrict abortion during the virus.

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Sorry you can't get your teeth cleaned, but you can still kill your baby.

Posted by: SH at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (sX1BW)

450 I don't know who Annie Lowrey is, but she really should've brushed her hair for her Wikipedia page picture.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 26, 2020 01:09 PM (Ez6QX)


The Atlantic, I believe. One of those

She did delete it. Bongino had linked to it too and it is now gone.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (8fB/R)

451 I've got movies saved on STARZ to watch. So it's either this or Heaven's Gate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (UWqZJ)

The choice is not binary!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (QrImU)

452 "How does a judge have the authority to make an order like that?"


Some of the Texas commenters have mentioned that there are officials in Texas called "county judges" who aren't judicial judges, but rather executives for the unincorporated areas of a county. So it is likely that under the Texas constitution and statutes this executive has that police power to order quarantines.


Or you could look up Texas government and how it works in that state.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (in24S)

453 451 I've got movies saved on STARZ to watch. So it's either this or Heaven's Gate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (UWqZJ)

The choice is not binary!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (QrImU)

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Hmmm...

Prometheus and Alien Covenant double feature...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (UWqZJ)

454 When it comes to models of anything -- global warming, epidemics whatever -- call me when they have a model that predicts the winner of the 6th at Gulfstream. And the 7th. And gets either of them right.
Posted by: Alanr at March 26, 2020 01:08 PM (v7b8O)


Re modeling, if you could accurately model anything, what would it be?

Global warming ... um ... no. The stock market? You betcha. Do you suppose financial institutions are interested in doing that, and have the resources to do it? I'm guessing yes. Have they done it successfully? I'm guessing no.

QED on the efficacy of modeling.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (Tatvh)

455 Sciatica Girl has recovered from the WuFlu.
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 26, 2020 12:22 PM (88+cf)
........

I'm getting Sciatica Granny.
She's holding on to a chair, looks like she's throwing up. Must be the WuFlu.

Posted by: wth at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (v0R5T)

456
Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

I'm guessing these would have been some of the actions:

1. Get drunk.

2. Throw a hotel room lamp at Bill.

3. Send Podesta out to talk to the crowd.

Posted by: RKae

=========

I've been wondering and asking that myself. No joke, I think #1 is accurate, but then I think she launches herself around 11:00 am every day no matter what.

I honestly can't imagine what she'd be doing, but she and her friends would be getting rich.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (G51Gf)

457 In the 50s, my parents lived in New Foundland with the USArmy. No idea why. A newfie tried to kill my mom w it th a brick because she hated Americans.

Posted by: dagny at March 26, 2020 01:03 PM (nRWPy)


Newfies drink "screech"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (BiNEL)

458 Aaaaannnnd comin round the final cornah. Headin for home, it's Wuhan baby, followed by San Fran Denture Gran, And coming up hard on the left,,, it's Seattle Slough...

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (TNy/K)

459 Hmmm...

Prometheus and Alien Covenant double feature...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (UWqZJ)

*washes hands of the matter, pops in Rio Bravo*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (QrImU)

460 I need to watch Heaven's Gate again. I recollect that it was not that bad a movie really. Then again, I liked The Razor's Edge.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (hHxp2)

461 My county, Brunswick in NC, has ten cases and has remained at that level for the past three days.
County population is about 131,000. No deaths reported for ChiCom Death to America virus. County is under semi shutdown and town is under stricter shutdown rules. This place's economic base is tourism/vacation. Nobody coming means no jobs for locals and local building grinds to a halt. Beach rentals fall which results in loss of revenue which leads to loss of real value which results in countywide loss of tax base.
Posted by: Agitator


Denton County, Texas. 70 cases of Whoo-Hoo Flu.
Population - 859,064.

Shut down over 70 cases.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (Vddbf)

462 Commenter from Seattle is not trolling. Trolls just dump nonsense and leave. He/she is giving own take on things.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (zr5Kq)

463 So...as far as I can see a hospital ventilator costs like $25k-$50k.
Money ($25 million) pissed away on the Kennedy Center=500 to 1,000 ventilators.
Money ($75 million) pissed away on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting=1,500 to 3,000 ventilators.
Okay then. lolgf

Posted by: Stu-22 at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (kZT36)

464 My nose itches, can I scratch it now?

Posted by: wth at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (v0R5T)

465 We ought to set ourselves on the government budget being a certain percent of GDP ... with the GDP calculated without any government action. I've never heard of a bureaucrat being laid off because of a bad economy. Fuck you, get a little skin in the game.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (LxTcq)

466 365 Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (dzyR5)

I liked the book a lot. Very different from the movie.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (Ez6QX)

467 460 I need to watch Heaven's Gate again. I recollect that it was not that bad a movie really. Then again, I liked The Razor's Edge.
Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (hHxp2)

==========

I've seen it once, many years ago, and was bored by it.

But the movie, especially the Director's Cut, has its fans, so I've decided to give it another shot.

It's just almost 4 hours long, and I want to give it the attention it deserves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (UWqZJ)

468 Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

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Groom has also written a number of popular (as opposed to academic) histories. Shrouds of Glory, about the Civil War battles of Franklin and Nashville, and Storm Over Flanders, WWI in microcosm, are two of my favorites.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 01:14 PM (+y/Ru)

469 247
So what was it that killed the virus in The Andromeda Strain.

I can't remember.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 26, 2020 12:47 PM (Uu+Jp)



I thought I had that book but after looking it up I found Amazon wants
$13 for it. I'll pass.

Posted by: Vic at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (mpXpK)

470

In a few months we'll find out china murdered hundreds of thousands, probably with Chlorine, to stop the virus.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (fhCLs)

471 I've got movies saved on STARZ to watch. So it's either this or Heaven's Gate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM (UWqZJ)

The choice is not binary!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (QrImU)


We started watching 1917. Not a fan of war movies because they upset me so much now. The first 15 minutes weren't too bad, and then hubby got a call from work.

Haven't returned yet, but an interesting premise.

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (8fB/R)

472 I've been enjoying Workaholics on prime.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (87EdW)

473 I don't know about where you live, but here in Seattle, it's nearly a ghost town. We've never been more sanitary.

They've shoveled the shit off the sidewalks?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (Tatvh)

474 471 We started watching 1917. Not a fan of war movies because they upset me so much now. The first 15 minutes weren't too bad, and then hubby got a call from work.

Haven't returned yet, but an interesting premise.

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 01:15 PM (8fB/R)

=========

Apparently, it's subtly steeped in Catholic imagery. For instance, it takes place on Good Friday.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (UWqZJ)

475
My favorite bit of media panic mongering... In a newscast on one of my local Vremya broadcasts (where they buried the lede about the government enforced lockdown in my state), they did a profile of a rural doctor working on The Virus! in his community...

at one point, they cut to him webcasting from his office. "It will be a miracle if I don't contract this before this is all over!" he says.

Then, I shit you not, they cut to a photo of him slumped over his desk, with sad music playing, and slowly zoom in on it, while a voiceover declaims:

"He's just one doctor fighting for his patients' lives, in a war that no one saw coming..."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (II2Y0)

476 Groom had had any sense, he'd have demanded a percentage of the gross.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
----------------------
Yeah, I agree, but the producers had to do quite a bit of rewrite to come up with the movie they made. They kept Groom's characters, but they did some serious remodeling on the stories (actually creating two stories) and cleaning up some of Grooms' best lines. Glad to hear got something for it. The book was a bit choppy, but overall very fun reading.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (dzyR5)

477 Someone's going to take that guy out. And I will not mourn.

Posted by: vrf at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (8ZODY)

478 Trolls commenting on trolls. Liar's paradox?

Posted by: Caliban at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (QE8X6)

479 Just went to cash a personal check.

US bank "temporarily closed" (multiple branches)

Called ph #. No idea when they will reopen.

Wow, no warning

Posted by: seamrog at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (oZAA7)

480 I don't drink Propaganda often...but when i do i prefer the accomplishments of Ace ....the shelves that will go to the moon or his 7 pack abs.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 26, 2020 01:17 PM (neb64)

481

noooodd




nood

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 01:17 PM (fhCLs)

482 I was promised ice free Arctic in the summer.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 26, 2020 01:17 PM (Boy/L)

483 nood trump approval

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 01:17 PM (l6b3d)

484 But I thought the goal was to avert overwhelming acute care capacity - which would actually result in an increase in fatalities - which is not the same as the apocalyptic model now being abandoned.

Unless I have something wrong here.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 26, 2020 12:27 PM

Yes, this is the same model that Mayors and Governors have been using to justify their "stay-at-home" orders.

Look up the article from JJ Sefton's Morning Report about "COVID-19 Act Now":

https://bit.ly/2WMLh0C

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 26, 2020 01:18 PM (Do5/p)

485 I know Canada exists. I also know homosexuality exists. Doesn't mean I want to spend any time thinking about them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:11 PM

Most I've met are good folks. Assholes wherever you go. I can be there in a few hours. Used to go to go on remote camping and fishing trips every year. But their restrictions on fish limits got worse and worse and they were absolute assholes at the border. literally they went out of their way to be dicks to Americans. If you had a DWI 10 years ago they will not let you enter. Happened to a friend of mine. We finally said fuck it, We won't give you guys another dime. there's plenty of lakes around here that are great so GFY. But the actual everyday people I met were nice folks. Their govt. assholes.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 26, 2020 01:18 PM (TNy/K)

486 Just back from a Krogers run. Still pretty dire in all the wiped out areas.

No paper goods whatsoever, nary a small cube of Kleenex. Sanitizer, faggedaboudit. Any kind of wipes, not even a bad joke. Formula 409, none. Pet food aisle has tumbleweeds blowing through it.

Did score some Jimmy Dean sausage as the stock clerk was taking them out of the box. That's been wiped for weeks.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 26, 2020 01:18 PM (KxVoZ)

487 NY AG calls on states to not restrict abortion during the virus.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott tells NY Governor to shove a barbed wire wrapped pineapple up his ass sideways and stops abortions in Texas during coronavirus quarantine.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 01:18 PM (Vddbf)

488 Alligator, do you live in Wilmington?
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:07 PM (dzyR5)

Agitator, not alligator, but thinking about changing since the leftists and communists have given agitating a bad name. Down the river from Wilmington in Oak Island.

Posted by: Agitator at March 26, 2020 01:18 PM (oEmr5)

489 I expect Trump has crunched the numbers and he's much better at math than some British queer.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (6/uwW)

490
Some of the Texas commenters have mentioned that there are officials in Texas called "county judges" who aren't judicial judges, but rather executives for the unincorporated areas of a county. So it is likely that under the Texas constitution and statutes this executive has that police power to order quarantines.

Or you could look up Texas government and how it works in that state.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 26, 2020 01:12 PM (in24S)

I believe that's the theory being used to justify it. The problem is that Quarantines before now have always applied to those who are ill or who have been exposed. There is no precedent in Law for a judge to quarantine people who have NOT been exposed, but who they worry might be exposed at some future point, maybe. Because that would be a grant of Absolute Power, based on nothing but the Judge's whim.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (trdmm)

491 Any PNW Horde members wanna bet me within 6 mos. Jay Inslee will use this as an excuse for a state income tax? Come on folks! I've got 1 hundred Yankee dollars that says its so!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (2ygtH)

492 He/she is giving own take on things.

Then heorsheorit has a reading comprehension problem: The initial panic study had invalid input parameters in the model.

This admission comes from the author of the study.

What Seattle is doing, was doing, or will be doing does not change the fact that the author of initial panic study had invalid input parameters in his model and has admitted it.

Posted by: Adriane the Why I Do Declare Critic ... at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (LPnfS)

493 Troll vs. seagull commentator* what's the difference?


*flies into a thread, shits and flies away.

Posted by: Kazi at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (0x00j)

494 Yeah, I agree, but the producers had to do quite a bit of rewrite to come up with the movie they made.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 26, 2020 01:16 PM (dzyR5)


OK, but that just affects the percentage of the gross he should get. He should have known that Hollywood can rob you with a pencil.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (Tatvh)

495 so if you get laid off now, but find a job tomorrow at walmart or somewhere, do you get unemployment from the coronabill?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 01:10 PM (G546f)

Yes

Posted by: JoeF. at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (CqE5x)

496 Despite the increasing evidence the western world has crazily over-reacted to the Wuhan Attack Virus, our government just announced another $2 trillion in money printing-backed debt, and subsequent giveaways. In fact, hourly workers (or so was stated as the goal) will make "wage-replacement" level payments.

Predictably, Amazon workers still employed now are super-worried that working will kill them. So they are sort of hinting they think Amazon ought to do the right thing and close up delivery centers and lay everyone off. So they can collect the same money for not working, like so many others.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (NVYyb)

497 The smartest thing--and also quite proper--Trump did was let the individual mayors and governors choose how draconian to be. Those responsible for what happened in their communities and states won't be able to disguise their responsibility and all the media spinning in the world won't help them out.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cats at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (puu6v)

498 I went to Wal Mart last evening. I bought milk, which was plentiful. Didn't need anything else, but happened to glance down the snacks/chips aisle.

Apparently there's word out that eating Doritos keeps you from getting the flu. The entire aisle was radically depopulated.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (E+OcO)

499
His new bullshit -- and his "model" is, like all alleged global warming models, completely based on whatever bullshit assumptions you start the model with


Like reinforcing amplification loops that are baked into the "climate models"?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (pNxlR)

500 Recreational cannabis dispensaries are still open in IL. I checked one out yesterday, and it was not busy. The employees were running around, spraying and cleaning everything in the lobby.

Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (eAZVt)

501 Stay Alive, Joe Biden
Alex Wagner

https://tinyurl.com/yx5pztvh

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (ZQR/T)

502 NY AG calls on states to not restrict abortion during the virus.

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Hitler ordered von Manstein to relieve the troops encircled in the Stalingrad pocket. Manstein asked that trains transporting Jews to the east be reassigned to transport troops to relieve Stalingrad. He was refused. Priorities.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 01:21 PM (+y/Ru)

503 I am fascinated by WWI. So many new inventions. WWII was basically a continuation of the first world war. Same inventions mostly, save for radar and nuclear bombs and jet engines. Most of WWII seems to have been fought with machines that were a further development of those of WWI.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 01:21 PM (o2MD2)

504 Oh, Aetius...that link to the mama dog and puppies was great! She straightened those unruly pups out RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2020 01:22 PM (XxJt1)

505
Read Forrest Gump by Winston Groom yesterday. The books is quite funny but the story is basically different from the movie and there are lot of other characters that got cut from the movie. Seems Groom signed up for 3% of the profits on the movie and receive not a penny. How does that work on a movie with $678M at box office?
Posted by: Puddin Head

----

Read "Fatal Subtraction."

Hollywood has an army of accountants who can make it look like "Jaws" won't make a penny for the next 300 years.

Posted by: RKae at March 26, 2020 01:04 PM (ArumA)







Which is why when Hollywood bitches about how thin their profit margins are, or that they're in danger of having the entertainment market collapse, I reach for my Browning.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 26, 2020 01:23 PM (EGyGV)

506 Anyone else curious how Hillary would have handled this?

1. Collect the checks.

2. Cash the checks.

3. Have the critics wiretapped and framed by the Nat/Sec Apparatus.

4. Shoot the whistleblower in the back. Twice.

5. *Coughing* fit. Followed by binge drinking.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 01:23 PM (Ndje9)

507 Anyone watching me check out last night would have figured I chose diabetes over starvation.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 26, 2020 01:23 PM (2ygtH)

508 Over on AR-15.com there has been many a thread where doomers and flubros (deniers) have been debating how deadly Covid19 actually is and if the shutdown was necessary.
One of the claims the doomers make is that the mortality rate that gets mentioned is not just from confirmed cases.

Posted by: Erebus at March 26, 2020 01:23 PM (LURX1)

509 >>> Of course, he didn't do it alone. I

Which is really the point right? Anomaly theory, if you have a large enough sample size, and look for particular results eventually you will find them. Idiots with bad models are not nearly as much to blame as those who cherry pick those models, promote and disseminate them to instill panic. Those are assholes have committed crimes against humanity in the case they did it deliberately which I think is the case, voluntary manslaughter in the case it was accidental.

When anyone in modern times makes the claim of journalistic integrity, it should be laughed at. Followed by "we treat you as journalists not because you are, almost without fail you are not; but because we don't want to accidentally not treat a real journalist as a respected journalist, on the extremely remote chance we run across one"

Posted by: mikethemoose at March 26, 2020 01:23 PM (Y6UV7)

510 Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 26, 2020 12:32 PM (ptqGC)

I'm guessing that she thinks well enough of you to send you her thoughts, unless she just sends them out to everybody, so what is your response in return? Do you just ignore her? Tell her you loathe she and her minds f** or just say "I don't believe that Gaia has a mind or that she's punishing us" and send her this article on this Wuhan Flu alarmist.

I find it odd that some of the same people who decry the God of Christians as being an evil being who hates humanity and wants to punish us, or who don't believe in God and who talk sneeringly about "Big Daddy in the Sky", seem to gleefully attribute a malevolent mind to the Earth claiming She wants to get back at us for environmental depredations.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 26, 2020 01:24 PM (WI7YS)

511 Wondering if Anna Puma is as knowledgeable on First World War aircraft as she is World War 2 machines.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 26, 2020 01:24 PM (o2MD2)

512 Alternate post headline:

Prophet destroys profits!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 01:24 PM (m45I2)

513 re 466: "Full Metal Jacket" and the book it was based on have very different endings. (The book was "The Short Timers")

Posted by: mallfly of the Lamamoors at March 26, 2020 01:27 PM (4a9Vv)

514
And if he doesn't, we get to execute him. Right?

If you aren't willing to put your ass on the line for your prediction of this sort, then STFU.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 26, 2020 12:33 PM (Tatvh)

Does the Queen still own the Tower, and a museum quality collection of axes?

Posted by: Fox2! at March 26, 2020 01:28 PM (SXmvw)

515 >>> Because that would be a grant of Absolute Power, based on nothing but the Judge's whim.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 01:19 PM (trdmm)



Welcome to New America.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 01:28 PM (ZQR/T)

516 Denton County, Texas. 70 cases of Whoo-Hoo Flu.
Population - 859,064.

Shut down over 70 cases.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 01:13 PM (Vddbf)

Remarkably close infection rate .81% vs .76%.

Posted by: Agitator at March 26, 2020 01:29 PM (oEmr5)

517 Trump is winning the argument that we need to reopen if we want to save our way of life.

Posted by: Blago at March 26, 2020 01:30 PM (sjTfF)

518 *types, deletes**types...deletes*...aarrrggghhhhh!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at March 26, 2020 01:30 PM (UUBmN)

519 >>> One of the claims the doomers make is that the mortality rate that gets mentioned is not just from confirmed cases.

And how many unconfirmed cases are there for every confirmed case? Right now that is a swag, and the difference between 1-2-3-4 all very reasonable numbers with the current data is the difference between 1%, 0.5%, 0.3%, 0.25% fatality rates. When you say fatality is someplace between a bad flu season and the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu, you're not being informative your being speculative. And your pessimism, while it is good personal precaution, is not a good basis for global economic matters that could kill millions, which should revolve around actual information not fear of the worst possible scenario the limited data provides.

Posted by: mikethemoose at March 26, 2020 01:33 PM (Y6UV7)

520 364 Increased oxygen levels in the crying baby and the sterno drinker?
Posted by: Deep State 368 at March 26, 2020 12:51 PM (qLs5f)

Their blood was of higher alkalinity than normal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 01:02 PM (NWiLs)

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Almost. The virus survived in a specific pH range. The baby and the drunk were outside the range, at opposite ends.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 01:36 PM (CAJOC)

521 498 I went to Wal Mart last evening. I bought milk, which was plentiful. Didn't need anything else, but happened to glance down the snacks/chips aisle.

Apparently there's word out that eating Doritos keeps you from getting the flu. The entire aisle was radically depopulated.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2020 01:20 PM (E+OcO)

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Twinkies are still in short supply. They've got banana flavored, and chocolated-covered, but not the original.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 01:37 PM (CAJOC)

522 It's just weird to me that you guys are looking at approval ratings and crowing about shit when this is in no way under control.

Our curve isn't even close to flattening. Unlike most illnesses, this one is transmissible before you know you have it. That's why we are social distancing. No one knows whether they have it or not for days. Some people's immune system has no trouble with it and they walk around thinking they don't have it, yet they are spreading it to hundreds of others.

I hope you are all right. That this is much ado about swine flu 2. But if you think this person in England is the only person raising the alarm, you aren't paying attention. Listen to the CDC and our Surgeon General.

For a party that complained about "death panels" a few years ago, you are all being awfully cavalier about what this this does. Which is shred old people's lungs. In Italy, they ran out of ventilators weeks ago. You know what they had to do? No ventilators for those over 60.

Italy has over 8000 deaths and counting. And that country is a fucking ghost town. If they flatten their curve will it be because this isn't a big deal or because they all locked themselves in their houses for a few weeks? Do we want to find out?

Well, the way the conservatives in this country are acting, it seems we are going to.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 26, 2020 01:44 PM (IJG6N)

523 LOL, I said that to the inlaws once. No one in the US every even thinks of Canada. I never did. This enrages them.
They are literally obsessed.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette

it must be difficult for american/canadian/mexican marriages as one spouse has basically given up their country and their identity in some ways and imagine saying something positive about your country and being told by people if you don't like it here go back to your own country, either way depending where they live, that's got to be tough.
i mean there's people here that are extremely protective of their own state! let alone their country, that's got to be stressful on a relationship/spouse.
especially when you factor in the inlaws.

Posted by: blackdogs at March 26, 2020 01:46 PM (EK1ea)

524 522: go fuck yourself

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 26, 2020 01:47 PM (f7Img)

525 Don't comment on old threads warning:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366423

Seattle Seagull/Slew is so concerned it makes regular appearances every three years.

Posted by: Kazi at March 26, 2020 01:51 PM (0x00j)

526 Twinkies are still in short supply. They've got banana flavored, and chocolated-covered, but not the original.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 26, 2020 01:37 PM (CAJOC)

All-purpose flour has been missing at WalMart, but not sugar or coffee.

Posted by: FloridaMan - still believes this is overreaction at March 26, 2020 01:51 PM (r28kI)

527 One study = a billion clicks

Posted by: FloridaMan - still believes this is overreaction at March 26, 2020 01:52 PM (r28kI)

528 We lost all of our liberties to stop the Chinese Apocalyptiflu and...whoops, the models were bullshit and the credentialed classes were wrong.

Better luck next time?

Stop fetishizing PhDs and realize they're all invested in something and want to peddle their bullshit at everyone else's expense.

Posted by: Robert at March 26, 2020 01:57 PM (1Kcet)

529 Limey Poofter> British Queer

Posted by: Common Tater at March 26, 2020 01:57 PM (bG/5x)

530 SS isn't a concern troll. It's just a garden variety troll. It's been around a while.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 26, 2020 02:05 PM (MVR7y)

531 Trolls commenting on trolls. Liar's paradox?
Posted by: Caliban

LOL

"I'm concerned that you're not taking that concern troll seriously."

Posted by: Biergood at March 26, 2020 02:07 PM (FQWHA)

532 Let's begin here. Cancel Ferguson's PBS series, "Networld." Dump him as a contributor to the Sunday Times and the Boston Globe. Terminate his senior fellow position at the Hoover Institution. Kill his column's syndication. Remove all his books and documentaries from Amazon and Netflix. Send him back to Old Blightey.

Posted by: Nikola's Notion at March 26, 2020 02:55 PM (hrHLc)

533 Ace, this one's not the right one to go after. The twitter takes significantly misinterpret his revised report. Take it from someone in the middle of it (us mil in europe), it's real and its horrible and it's not the fucking flu at all.

Posted by: @gidyupz at March 26, 2020 03:47 PM (nc6KU)

534 "This is going to be a test to see if people will finally listen to the scientists."

Motto of the Royal Society: "Take no one's word for it?" When are you experts going to start listening to the real scientists?


Posted by: madrocketsci at March 26, 2020 03:59 PM (+G8SK)

535 News Flash Spotted Chickens cuased by Global Warming/Climate Change we all must go Vegan live in Grass Huts and sacrifice a virgin or two

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 26, 2020 05:45 PM (FLiOE)

536 I'm wondering if there could be an open thread for people to *document* and *screenshot* the ridiculous apocalyptic predictions from the "experts" -- the statitisticians, the virologists, and the epidemioligists.

And perhaps a second open thread to document/link and screenshot the ridiculous predictions from the MSM.

Because this stuff -- the grotesque scamster predictions from Acknowledged Elite Experts -- will be memory-holed faster than any of us can blink unless we can gather the links and the screen shots to their claims.

Posted by: Igor at March 26, 2020 05:47 PM (1A8Xt)

537 Someone had mentioned elsewhere that we need to look into all these people who helped crash the world market; journalist, china, scientist, politicians, and see who had huge short sales on stocks or other financial interest in seeing things go down hill. Then they need to all be jailed and stripped of every penny they have.

Posted by: Rbastid at March 28, 2020 12:53 AM (4xc10)

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