Saturday Overnight Open Thread (4/11/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke


Onions and Christmas Trees…….

A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father,
"Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there?"

The father, surprised, answers,
"Well, son, there are three kinds of boobs. In her 20s, a woman's are like melons,
round and firm. In her 30s, 40s and 50's they are like pears, still nice but hanging a bit.
After 60, they are like onions."

"Onions?"

"Yes, you see them and they make you cry."

This infuriated his wife and daughter so the daughter said,
"Mum, how many kinds of "willies" are there?"

The mother, surprised, smiles and answers,
"Well, dear, a man goes through three phases. In his 20's, his willy is like an oak tree,
mighty and hard. In his 30s, 40s and 50's it is like a birch, flexible but reliable.
After his 60s, it is like a Christmas tree."

"A Christmas tree?"

"Yes. The tree is dead, and the balls are just for decoration."

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The ONT Is Always Looking Out For You TM Now you can make the classic Disney treat.

We asked, they answered: After sharing a churro recipe inspired by its popular theme park treat, Disney upped the ante and dropped a how-to for an even more beloved dessert: Dole Whip.

On Wednesday, the Disney Parks app featured a series of illustrations in an Instagram-esque story explaining just how easy it is to whip (heh) up a homemade version of the refreshing soft-serve treat—they call it “Frozen Pineapple Treat,” since technically, Dole invented the official Dole Whip—sans mile-long lines or testy parents and their children. All you need are a blender, a star-tipped piping bag and three ingredients.


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Don't like Zappa Month? The ONT not good enough for you tonight? Free movies you can watch on YouTube instead.


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Oh No!!! Influencer fatigue is setting in.

Human beings are social creatures; we rely on cooperation to survive and thrive. The emotional need to be an accepted member of a group is as true today, as when our ancestors first roamed the African savannah. Psychologist Robert Cialdini coined the term social proof to define this deep-rooted need to belong. According to social proof theory, when an individual is unsure of the correct way to behave, they will often look to others to help choose an appropriate course of action.

For centuries companies have used the power of social proof to reach new audiences and sell more products. In 1765, British potter Josiah Wedgwood produced a tea set for Queen Charlotte. Wedgwood was canny enough to use royal endorsements as a brand building tool. His status as “potter to Her Majesty” allowed him to sell his products at double the average market price. Two hundred years later, television took celebrity endorsements to an entirely new level. During the 1950s, Hollywood stars acted as agents for brands. John Wayne represented Camel cigarettes. Elizabeth Taylor advertised Whitman’s chocolate. And Albert Hitchcock promoted Western Union. But for the main part, celebrities had no affinity or connection to the brand or product. Nevertheless, spending on TV grew from $1.5 billion in 1959 to $3.5 billion in 1969 as advertisers figured out how to communicate with the masses.


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Lighten up Francis Karen.

Karens Have Had Enough Of The “Misogynistic” Karen Meme, Which Is Such A Karen Thing To Do

Even considering that everyone has been quarantined for a month, this new hot take from writer Julie Bindel is really hard to excuse. Bindel decided to come for a common Internet colloquialism, and she got shut down real quick. If you didn’t know, people sometimes refer to a certain type of white woman as a “Karen.”


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Goodbye finger prints. Hello anal prints.

A prototype smart toilet that can identify you by your “analprint” and monitor your trip to the loo has been created by researchers at Stanford University. It’s equipped with cameras and sensors that collect information on your bodily waste, and it uses that data to look for any health issues you might have.

The “analprint” is the toilet’s primary way of identifying each user. Much to the authors’ dismay, it’s also the aspect of the toilet that’s gotten the most attention since the paper describing the proto-toilet was published in a press release and the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering on Monday.

“It’s a minor part of our system,” Seung-min Park, a senior research scientist at Stanford University and the paper’s lead author, told The Verge.

The idea for an analprint was sparked by Salvador Dalí, who discovered that “the anus has 35 or 37 creases, which are as unique as fingerprints,” Park wrote in a blog post. The prototype device — which is modular and can be attached to most standard toilets — uses a Raspberry Pi paired with a camera to capture each person’s unique analprint as they sit down to use the toilet, ensuring the data it captures is associated with the correct person


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H/T JT


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The ONT Musical Interlude


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The world is full of pussies and Genius Award Wiiners.

A ROW over an empty Pot Noodle tub led to a half hour street stand-off between an angry resident and a bin lorry.

Robert Watts became incensed after refuse collectors refused to empty his family’s burgundy recycling bin ­— and so used his car to block the lorry in Bernard Grove, Smithills, until he got their details so he could complain to the council.

Mr Watts says his wife Linzie was told that the bin could not be emptied because it contained a Pot Noodle tub, which is not allowed, but when she said she would remove it, they still refused as the bin would now be “contaminated”.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:47 PM




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1 Huh.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:47 PM (HuH1F)

2 Won't say much, don't want to be yelled at.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:48 PM (HuH1F)

3 Like last night.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:48 PM (HuH1F)

4 I'll just act like I've been here before.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:49 PM (HuH1F)

5 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2020 09:49 PM (5ua3Z)

6 Happy ONT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 09:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

7 Huh. Am I blocked?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:51 PM (HuH1F)

8 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 11, 2020 09:51 PM (JFzNN)

9 Hey Der.

A full video of that Roxy concert is out there somewhere. Including the end where he brings the strippers on stage. Classic.

Thanks MisHum. Excellent as usual.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 11, 2020 09:51 PM (7ZQe3)

10 Wasn't posting there for a moment.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (HuH1F)

11 my brother has come home....he'd been estranged first from my mom and then the rest of us....he started reaching out when my mom got hurt....he stood outside her care center today and spoke to her on the phone....he brought her newpapers and a cadbury bunny and wrote on a piece of paper...i love you mom......she's over the moon

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHIp)

12 I love how the mystery click begins with ZAPPA in big block letters, as though MisHum is saying Strap yerselves in, kids, it's the muthafuckin' YEAR of Zappa, and the train is leaving the station!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

13 i think we could use a lot more4 than just 30 days of Zappa...

after all, he produced so much material, that we've barely scratched the surface of his discography.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2020 09:53 PM (5ua3Z)

14 Konbawa minna

I like the Federal judge Trump is nominating for the DC Appeals just punched Louisville, KY's mayor in the kisser with an injunction against him trying to arrest people attending Easter services in their cars.

But if beer is "essential," so is Easter.

That will leave a mark.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2020 09:54 PM (eyPYE)

15 13 i think we could use a lot more4 than just 30 days of Zappa...

after all, he produced so much material, that we've barely scratched the surface of his discography.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2020 09:53 PM (5ua3Z)


All good things have to come to an end.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM (aA3+G)

16 *Wanders in*


For the early birds Sunday morning Arlington National Cemetery
is going to livestream its Easter Sunrise Service from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
eastern (don't have to be a Facebook member to watch):


https://www.facebook.com/jbmhh/


Have a good night, everyone!

Posted by: Vendette at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM (nRNOc)

17 Creepy Porn Lawyer has been released from jail as a Coronavirus risk . He's being allowed to quarantine in a friend's house in Cali.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

18 BTW, Mad Magazine's top cartoonist/caricaturist, Mort Drucker, has died aged 91 in NYC but not of Chinese CCP Virus.

Feel free to DuckDuckGo for obituaries and images.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2020 09:56 PM (TQ/zJ)

19 If you didn't know, people sometimes refer to a certain type of white woman as a "Karen."

Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.
Lefty women are all upset because, apparently, Trump referred to her as "That Woman from Michigan", which I think showed a lot of restraint on Trump's part.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

20 Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHI

How do you feel?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:57 PM (2DOZq)

21 Obviously, some people do not get the concept of precise timelines!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 09:58 PM (BiNEL)

22 19 If you didn't know, people sometimes refer to a certain type of white woman as a "Karen."

Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.
Lefty women are all upset because, apparently, Trump referred to her as "That Woman from Michigan", which I think showed a lot of restraint on Trump's part.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

She's an uberKaren.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 09:58 PM (NWiLs)

23 Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.
Lefty women are all upset because, apparently, Trump referred to her as "That Woman from Michigan", which I think showed a lot of restraint on Trump's part.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 09:56 PM (+lVUW)


Also because "upset" is the leftist ground state.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

24 Karen?

Mrs. Kravitz obviously was an agent of the Stasi...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (eyPYE)

25 20
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHI



How do you feel?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:57 PM (2DOZq)

i'm happy for him and my mom....i've been back and forth with him the past couple of years....we are communicating....i love him...i don't trust him...yet

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (CqHIp)

26 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.

Has Biden put his fingers in her?

Posted by: Zod at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (XzT/D)

27 More polite than "that power-hungry fascist c*nt from Michigan," which would be even more accurate.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (NWiLs)

28 21 Obviously, some people do not get the concept of precise timelines!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 09:58 PM (BiNEL)

Yer others are happy, even gloating. Go figure

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (aA3+G)

29 What a wonderfully peaceful scene up top, Mis Hum! Thanks for another dandy ONT.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (WFcrO)

30 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.



Has Biden put his fingers in her?

Posted by: Zod at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (XzT/D)

Nobody would put their fingers in her.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (9Om/r)

31 10 Wasn't posting there for a moment.
Posted by: Charles the Simple


I know how you feel. I posted some things on a Twitter account the other day and they didn't show up. I didn't even use any profanity. I suspect someone at Twatter doesn't like me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (+lVUW)

32 30 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.



Has Biden put his fingers in her?

Posted by: Zod at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (XzT/D)

Nobody would put their fingers in her.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (9Om/r)

In her eye sockets, maybe.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

33
That federal judge called the Louisville mayor's order "stunningly unconstitutional" and said the court never expected to see anything like it outside of a dystopian novel or the pages of the Onion.

He said the mayor's order was beyond all reason.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (f1Vqw)

34 Buncha non-nooding mcnooders.

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 11, 2020 10:01 PM (VcFUs)

35 29 What a wonderfully peaceful scene up top, Mis Hum! Thanks for another dandy ONT.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (WFcrO)

thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

36 Thanks for tonight's selection, "Cheepnis", MisHum. As a fan of B-movie BEMs, it's always been a favorite.

Which the peasants in this area call FRUNOBULAX
(Apparently a very large poodle dog)
Has just been seen approaching The Power Plant
Bullets can't stop it
Rockets can't stop it
We may have to use NUCLEAR FORCE!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

37
g'evenin' 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
Because: Reasons!!!
at April 11, 2020 10:02 PM (oPGzx)

38 Eris,

Only Gamera can save us!

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 11, 2020 10:02 PM (eyPYE)

39 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

Thanks for the answer to my question.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

40 39 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

Thanks for the answer to my question.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

You're welcome!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

41 Only Gamera can save us!
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Gamera is friend to all children!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

42 Hallo, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

43 26 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.

Has Biden put his fingers in her?
Posted by: Zod


She probably let him. I think she wants the VP slot on the ticket. Not that i'm implying she'd pimp herself out for the slot. Oh wait. Yes, I am.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (+lVUW)

44 41 Only Gamera can save us!
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Gamera is friend to all children!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

But not the British children.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

45 Hi, everyone. I want apologize for my behavior last night. And the night before that. And probably the night before that, as well. And what the heck, my entire being. Because, when you're a minor league alcoholic, you might as well apologize in advance for everything.

(Minor league - lite beer ruins me)

Anyway I love all of you. Just, seriously don't expect any kind of pay out when I kick things thense.

Also, I apologize for what I post hence forth. "Alcoholism" is not so much a thing, but a collection of things that amass and cluster.

Love you all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (l9m7l)

46
More China is Asshoe news. A Chicom she-virologist isolated and sequenced the genome of this corona virus early on during the outbreak in Wuhan.

Chicoms shut her down, destroyed her work, shut down her lab, and disappeared her.

Her work would be just the kind of thing needed for vaccines, testing, and treatment. If she had be allowed to get that out, much of this could've been avoided.

China is Asshoe.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (f1Vqw)

47 Great pic tonight MisHum! Thanks.

That cheese board looks wonderful.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

48 I got a social media message from the wife of a guy I worked with for almost 20 years saying he died.

His name was Mikhail Landman, originally from Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

If you want an absolutely fascinating story, here's a PDF of an interview he did a few years ago:
https://tinyurl.com/tm86uxv

and the YouTube video of that interview: https://tinyurl.com/wvezc9a

Mike was one of the most conservative individuals I ever met, even if he was once a member of the Communist Party in Russia. I will miss this man.

If nothing else, watch the video beginning 1:48:30.
Happened on my birthday, I'll never forget it.

Posted by: jwb7605 at April 11, 2020 10:04 PM (uU9ws)

49 43 26 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.

Has Biden put his fingers in her?
Posted by: Zod

She probably let him. I think she wants the VP slot on the ticket. Not that i'm implying she'd pimp herself out for the slot. Oh wait. Yes, I am.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (+lVUW)

Just get on the bus,
Should have picked Crew Slut tonight because it fits Karen

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

50 >>Oh, so Michigan's governor Whitmer is a Karen.
Lefty women are all upset because, apparently, Trump referred to her as "That Woman from Michigan", which I think showed a lot of restraint on Trump's part.
Posted by: nerdygirl

Trump also referred to her as "Half-Whitmer"

Posted by: Aviator at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (2cuLk)

51
Iceland managed to do random testing of their population. While the found overall infection rates were a small fraction of the population so far, they found that 50% of those infected are completely asymptomatic, don't even know they have anything.

And they've got good data showing the mortality rate is 0.47%. This agrees with numbers from the cruise ship cases, BTW.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (f1Vqw)

52 Gretchen Whitmer looks like a Telefunken U-47.

Posted by: Zod at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (XzT/D)

53 Hey everybody. MisHum, I love the Carol Burnett sketch.

"'Dear Mom'... it's from my husband!..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:06 PM (L2ZTs)

54
hey, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
Because: Reasons!!!
at April 11, 2020 10:06 PM (oPGzx)

55 Yer others are happy, even gloating. Go figure
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 09:59 PM (aA3+G)

Going back only a mere eleven minutes for a shot at first isn't really too much to ask!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

56 Whoa, early to-nite.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 11, 2020 10:07 PM (Te5xr)

57 People in Michigan who have "essential" jobs are carrying papers in their car in case the Gestapo pulls them over for driving down the street.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

58 Creepy Porn Lawyer has been released from jail as a Coronavirus risk . He's being allowed to quarantine in a friend's house in Cali.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM


Anybody setting the odds on him actually showing up at his next court date (either absconding or epsteining)?

Posted by: Chuck C at April 11, 2020 10:08 PM (r6GXX)

59 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (f1Vqw)

NY is screwing up those percentages. It has to be a combination of co-morbidity factors and demographics skewing their death reporting.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 10:08 PM (2DOZq)

60 Coulda been a contender

Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at April 11, 2020 10:09 PM (+U5Yr)

61 Gretchen Whitmer looks like a Telefunken U-47.
Posted by: Zod at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (XzT/D)


Our judges would also have accepted "floating Zardoz head".

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

62 MisHum, I can't seem to get the link to work, but I found a story at FB you might like:

"Yoko Ono sings on city streets to ensure NY residents stay home"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:10 PM (L2ZTs)

63 That federal judge called the Louisville mayor's order "stunningly unconstitutional" and said the court never expected to see anything like it outside of a dystopian novel or the pages of the Onion.

He said the mayor's order was beyond all reason.
Posted by: publius

I believe that Trump has nominated him to the DC Court of Appeals

Posted by: Jean at April 11, 2020 10:11 PM (B7KlG)

64 58 Creepy Porn Lawyer has been released from jail as a Coronavirus risk . He's being allowed to quarantine in a friend's house in Cali.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM

Anybody setting the odds on him actually showing up at his next court date (either absconding or epsteining)?
Posted by: Chuck C at April 11, 2020 10:08 PM (r6GXX)

Bet he starts pumping out idiotic tweets again. The best part about him getting stuck in jail is that it made him FINALLY SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

I would say he would abscond, but it's kinda hard to move around now, getting across borders ain't as easy as it used to be in the good old days of 6 weeks ago.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2020 10:11 PM (V2Yro)

65 And they've got good data showing the mortality rate is 0.47%. This agrees with numbers from the cruise ship cases, BTW.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 10:05 PM (f1Vqw)

Good thing we have computer models formulated by government "experts", that need to be tweaked every day, to guide us through this crisis!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

66 publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear,
I don't know where I saw it, but someone, probably Cruz, had a whole series of tweets about Chinese healthcare workers and so on who have "disappeared". It was chilling.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

67 My governor (Lee) is supposed to lift the stay at home order on Tuesday. Hopefully. My sympathies to those Morons who have batshit insane govs

Posted by: Jmel at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

68 Also I wanted to share the news...

New from SiriusXM: Coronavirus Radio!

Now playing all your favorite sick hits from the last 50 years. Enjoy songs such as the following:

- "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner
- "Paralyzed" by Nervous Nerves
- "Fever" by Peggy Lee
- everything by China Crisis
- "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" by Johnny Rivers

Channel 666 on your SXM app. Sponsored by Panda Express. Tune in and enjoy Coronavirus Radio today!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (L2ZTs)

69 If you've never seen it, check out the video of FZ recording Cheepnis in the studio. The backup singers are precious.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (Tnijr)

70 Posted by: Chuck C at April 11, 2020 10:08 PM (r6GXX)

He's got ankle jewelry and a million dollar bond ( I think that's the number) . Drug overdose would be a good bet.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (2DOZq)

71 Thanks for the ONT.

So, a Burgundy bin? Is that like recycling for wine bottles?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (A5zUN)

72 phoenixgirl, i don't know the backstory but hopefully your brother is on the right path. Trust, but verify?

Vendette, thanks! The Vatican Easter mass is also early, I think.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 11, 2020 10:14 PM (Z/jzm)

73 The angsty, angry, uber feminist "comics" need to study Carol Burnett.

She. Is. Funny.

So is Vickie Lawrence.

When I was a kid I was certain they were sisters.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (x8Wzq)

74 If nothing else, watch the video beginning 1:48:30.
Happened on my birthday, I'll never forget it.
Posted by: jwb7605 at April 11, 2020 10:04 PM (uU9ws)

??? the video ends at 1:48:30.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (V2Yro)

75 What's a pot noodle tub in english?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (l6b3d)

76 " As a fan of B-movie BEMs, it's always been a favorite. "

Have we had "The Radio Is Broken" yet? That and "Dangerous Kitchen" were a couple of Frank's favorites.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2020 10:16 PM (Tnijr)

77 What's a pot noodle tub in english?
Posted by: banana Dream at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (l6b3d)

Jack Black?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 11, 2020 10:16 PM (x8Wzq)

78 Posted by: Jmel at April 11, 2020 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

Be thankful you were smart enough to live somewhere besides Virginia!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

79 Evening horde! The Saturday night joke made me laugh; about 25 years ago I worked with a guy who called another co-worker Onion Boy, because "every time I see him I want to f*cking cry."

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:17 PM (XutXV)

80 my brother has come home....he'd been estranged first from my mom and then the rest of us....he started reaching out when my mom got hurt....he stood outside her care center today and spoke to her on the phone....he brought her newpapers and a cadbury bunny and wrote on a piece of paper...i love you mom......she's over the moon
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHIp)
* * * *

That's wonderful news. Happy Easter!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 10:17 PM (WFcrO)

81 What's a pot noodle tub in english?
Posted by: banana Dream at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (l6b3d)


Styrofoam ramen bowl.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

82 I got an email from my city, stating that LA County has extended their "safer at home" order through May 15.

If they try to extend it past then, I think even here in California, people will be pissed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

83 82 I got an email from my city, stating that LA County has extended their "safer at home" order through May 15.

If they try to extend it past then, I think even here in California, people will be pissed.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

The legals or illegals?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

84 MisHum, the legals.
Illegals already know the rules don't apply to them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:19 PM (L2ZTs)

85 Good thing we have computer models formulated by government "experts",
that need to be tweaked every day, to guide us through this crisis!
---

Don't worry, by the time the crisis is over, they'll have enough data to make an accurate projection.

Posted by: Methos at April 11, 2020 10:19 PM (kOpft)

86 Our judges would also have accepted "floating Zardoz head".
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

---
Ooh, I had a factoid for the Movie Thread that didn't materialize tonight.

Per PulpLibrarian, I read that: “ In 1970 director John Boorman began work on a Lord Of The Rings film for United Artists. It would be an unusual adaption; The Beatles would be the Hobbits and Kabuki theatre would open the movie . Alas the studio said 'No', so he made Zardoz instead...”

I for one rejoice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVakHZp5ZBE

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:19 PM (Dc2NZ)

87 publius, have you seen the Epoch Times video on origins of the bug? It gets a bit bewildering at times, with the pace, and a few questions arose that weren't addressed, but lots of info about Wuhan lab, background of Chinese virology research on this topic, etc.

And I'm blanking out right now - what is a typical (estimated) mortality rate for seasonal influenza, average? Thought it was 0.10%?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2020 10:20 PM (El6T/)

88 I remember a time when toilet perverts went to jail.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2020 10:20 PM (95j/9)

89 The Bakshi LOTR was odd enough on it's own.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

90 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:21 PM (TdMsT)

91 Anyway I love all of you. Just, seriously don't expect any kind of pay out when I kick things thense.

Love you all.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (l9m7l)

Wait, so does that mean I'm NOT getting some eggs Benedict if you have a million dollars?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:21 PM (XutXV)

92 The legals or illegals?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

Hey now, illegals are essential;
Tax-paying citizens, on the other hand, are fair game!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:21 PM (BiNEL)

93 78
My SIL lives in Va. She is livid about the Coonman shutdown. She just moved there from Florida too because she hated Florida.

Posted by: Jmel at April 11, 2020 10:21 PM (OeWgo)

94 89 The Bakshi LOTR was odd enough on it's own.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

I actually liked the style he used of combining animation and live action.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

95 Evening Ladyl

Posted by: wing at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (JFzNN)

96 Hrothgar, true.

I also saw at another site that if you're out in a park or somewhere green and police harass you? Just claim you identify as some endangers species of bird or something and they'll leave you alone. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

97 Ladyl!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

98 "we've barely scratched the surface of his discography."

meh. *scratches 35 or 37 creases*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (Te5xr)

99 {{{Insom}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

100 qdp, I assume I can find the county announcement on their website?

Think I saw that after all the flipping and flopping and reversals, county sheriff had re-instated gun store partial closure?

I know these people don't want this tested in the courts, they as much as admitted that up front - wonder what their strategery might be? Probably none. Even worse (yes, worse) places like NJ backed off on this, I think (but haven't tracked it closely).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2020 10:23 PM (El6T/)

101 {{{Wing!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

102 >>> Styrofoam ramen bowl.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM

Ok, weird I figured it was some kind of large clay cauldron you cook noodles in but was big enough to bath in. This was only based on how much they were complaining about it. But a tiny ramen container? What a strange tiny island with their lorries and bins and bonnets and styrofoam pots.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 11, 2020 10:24 PM (l6b3d)

103 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

No habla ingles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:24 PM (BiNEL)

104 {{{Hrothgar!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

105 rhomboid, I assume so. Let me take a look...

https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-extends-safer-
at-home-order-business-closure-orders-to-may-15

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:24 PM (L2ZTs)

106 qdp, reading the order now.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2020 10:24 PM (El6T/)

107 Tonight was salad night here, we had a nice thunderstorm, and a really good canoe talk. The picture up top is the perfect way to end the day, but I killed this day with a a shot of Wild Turkey 101, not off to bed to sleep, perchance to dream.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (XhWtx)

108 Evening.






44 41 Only Gamera can save us!
---

Gamera is friend to all children!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

But not the British children.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

Gamera is George Washington?

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (DZRVc)

109 58 Creepy Porn Lawyer has been released from jail as a Coronavirus risk . He's being allowed to quarantine in a friend's house in Cali.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM

Anybody setting the odds on him actually showing up at his next court date (either absconding or epsteining)?
Posted by: Chuck C


Good timing. When Biden becomes totally incoherent, the dems can rig their convention to substitute Creepy Porn Lawyer as the nominee.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

110 72
phoenixgirl, i don't know the backstory but hopefully your brother is on the right path. Trust, but verify?



Vendette, thanks! The Vatican Easter mass is also early, I think.



Posted by: My life is insanity at April 11, 2020 10:14 PM (Z/jzm)

he seems to be on the right path....as long as my mom is ok with him....that's enough for me...she's the one who suffered the most with his estrangement....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (CqHIp)

111 {{{Ladyl}}}!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (BiNEL)

112 But if beer is "essential," so is Easter.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Huh? Nobody taxes Easter.

Posted by: Leftist governors everywhere at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (P1f+c)

113 I seriously gotta get my dvd and Blu-ray collection unboxed and rewatch the 90s Gamera trilogy.

That shit was bad ass!

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 10:26 PM (DZRVc)

114 I should hardly think it appropriate to cast aspersions on the venerable Telefunken U-47.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2020 10:26 PM (dWqpY)

115 FIRST!!!

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:26 PM (Lhcx9)

116 That's wonderful news. Happy Easter!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 10:17 PM (WFcrO)
thanks...it is a miracle

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 10:26 PM (CqHIp)

117 My money's on Avenatti expiring from cardiac arrest secondary to cocaine overdose and autoerotic asphyxiation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

118 84 MisHum, the legals.
Illegals already know the rules don't apply to them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:19 PM (L2ZTs)

I couldn't resist, I bought a bunch of gardening stuff from the illegals on the side of the highway today. 4 big pots of geraniums, at Home Depot that size is about $35, they were selling for diez dolares each. (10) They can set up shop wherever they want, nobody bothers them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (V2Yro)

119 "Live at the Roxy" is absolute peak Zappa.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (I2/tG)

120 I say poo to the anal toilet.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (Lhcx9)

121 Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (CqHIp)

heres hoping that all works out for your family

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

122 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (vuisn)

123 I promised to share my thoughts about The Passion Of The Christ...

Wow, what a movie. True, it's hard to watch. The beatings do. not. stop., and the camera lingers on them.

I understand what Mel Gibson was trying to do with the movie, I think, and I appreciate that he made it, even if it's not the most in-depth look at Christ's life and teachings, at least IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

124 I've had a productive day today: the house is clean from top to bottom, and I spent four hours working in the yard.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

125 Gamera is George Washington?
Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (DZRVc)

Eight stories high, made of radiation. What other conclusion can there be?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

126 I read the content, that's why I'm late tonight.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (Lhcx9)

127 58 Creepy Porn Lawyer has been released from jail as a Coronavirus risk . He's being allowed to quarantine in a friend's house in Cali.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 11, 2020 09:55 PM

Anybody setting the odds on him actually showing up at his next court date (either absconding or epsteining)?
Posted by: Chuck C



Well good. He can finally clean out his home office. Those 1985 Dodge Caravans don't clean themselves.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (nsj18)

128 117 My money's on Avenatti expiring from cardiac arrest secondary to cocaine overdose and autoerotic asphyxiation.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

So, he's going out with a smile on his face?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

129 Tom, yup. Kind of frustrating.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:29 PM (L2ZTs)

130 I actually liked the style he used of combining animation and live action.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

It was interesting, but they kind of cut the books up and stitched them back together weird.

I knew watching Fellowship that that was the best we ever could have hoped for.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:29 PM (A5zUN)

131 Just because we're letting criminals, convicted of serious crimes, out of jail with no mitigation strategy doesn't mean you honest law abiding citizens have an enhanced right to self defense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:29 PM (BiNEL)

132 Love each and every one of you all.

My grammar and spelling is perfect.

I am the worst ever.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 11, 2020 10:29 PM (l9m7l)

133 I hope Avenatti's BIG trial is still scheduled for May. This virus crap has screwed up the timing of everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2020 10:29 PM (V2Yro)

134 So, he's going out with a smile on his face?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

Like the guy in Top Secret.

Anal Intruder.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:30 PM (A5zUN)

135 >>.that's enough for me...she's the one who suffered the most with his estrangement....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (CqHIp)

There you go! Life is way too short, and all that. And an Easter miracle. Nice.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 11, 2020 10:30 PM (Z/jzm)

136 Thinking of sticking with the religious theme and watching Silence tonight.

Someone-- I think it was blake?-- suggested something uplifting to follow Passion, such as Requiem For A Heavyweight. I don' have that one but I know it's great, and was written by no less than Rod Serling.

I definitely plan to get back to more funny/uplifting fare soon... thinking of watching So I Married An Axe Murderer on Monday night.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

137 73 The angsty, angry, uber feminist "comics" need to study Carol Burnett.

She. Is. Funny.


The Drapery Dress from Gone with the Wind was one of the funniest bits of all time.
I like film noir and black and white films. It is fun to watch the original film, then watch her version. She did a great Joan Crawford.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

138 The ARC of History! @ 119- Remember the GTOs? Girls Together Only? Zappa's monsters. So to speak. It was a different time.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (XhWtx)

139 126 I read the content, that's why I'm late tonight.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (Lhcx9)


I did, too.

A most excellent ONT!

I loved the video of the guy ""cooking" dinner.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

140 In England, it is called polystyrene, not styrofoam.

Because it isn't styrofoam.

"STYROFOAM™ was invented in 1941, and was first used the next year in a Coast Guard life raft. Now, it's used exclusively in building insulation, to float docks and in some molds for floral arrangements. It's sold in 50 countries, and Dow holds the trademark in 95 countries. With very few exceptions, it's colored light blue."

Posted by: Miklos, will Fedex you a xerox of a kleenex at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

141 I'll probably post this tomorrow too but the churches in Pittsburgh put out a video and it's very well done.

https://youtu.be/9qTHuwISBTQ

Well done, Pittsburgh!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (nsj18)

142 Funny joke.

But not true.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (u82oZ)

143 So, he's going out with a smile on his face?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

I'm hoping for more of a bulge-eyed grimace.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

144 Huh? Nobody taxes Easter.

Posted by: Leftist governors everywhere at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (P1f+c)


For the low, low price of a $129.95 permit, you, too, can hold an Easter service. But it's not a tax, right Guv?

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (Y8PSl)

145 We are unique. Sort of like snowflakes.

Posted by: Otters at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (EgshT)

146 I am planning on defying the authorities and attending church tomorrow. I've already got bail money.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (Lhcx9)

147 ..phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHIp)


Very happy for you n' your Mom.

My idiot brother never has come to his senses, and it's too late for healing with his mom, step mom or father.

They're all gone now.

And true to form, he's again in trouble with the law.

But I'm thankful to you for posting your story. I'll lean on that ray of joy and hope, for as long as I'm able.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (QzJWU)

148 80 my brother has come home....he'd been estranged first from my mom and then the rest of us....he started reaching out when my mom got hurt....he stood outside her care center today and spoke to her on the phone....he brought her newpapers and a cadbury bunny and wrote on a piece of paper...i love you mom......she's over the moon
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHIp)
* * * *

That's wonderful news. Happy Easter!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient


It's an Easter miracle. Dusty in here.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

149 Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 10:25 PM (CqHIp)

Glad your mom will have a lighter heart this Easter, and hope this is a long term reconnection!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

150 Goodbye finger prints. Hello anal prints.
---------

Kurt Vonnegut was way ahead on this. I 'Breakfast of Champions' he included a drawing. I'm uncertain as to whether this should be an Art Thread link, or a Book Thread link:

https://tinyurl.com/qkw6p6b

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (hnyqs)

151 But if beer is "essential," so is Easter.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Huh? Nobody taxes Easter.
Posted by: Leftist governors

Exactly, the Judge didn't go there, but some bit of the mayor's salary comes from liquor store taxes

Posted by: Jean at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (B7KlG)

152 142 Funny joke.

But not true.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (u82oZ)

Care to share?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

153 Unlicensed campfire?

HOW DARE YOU!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (XVuno)

154 Like the guy in Top Secret.

Anal Intruder.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:30 PM (A5zUN)


Wow, I haven't seen that movie since I was maybe 8. I should watch it again.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

155 And just think, the ultimate Karen lost the election in 2020 and the manager, us, told her to get f*cked.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (WdocV)

156 Also: hey, it looks like our cob got to his cabin okay. MisHum fought the law and MisHum won.

Hey, that could inspire a song... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (L2ZTs)

157 Eight stories high, made of radiation. What other conclusion can there be?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

Sonova...

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (DZRVc)

158 Huh? Nobody taxes Easter.


___

Hmm, that gives me an idea...

Posted by: John Roberts at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (WdocV)

159 Just as the democrat governor of NC increases the restrictions on citizens, news of the last five days of new cases of the Red Menace Flu is available. Starting on 4/7, 380; then 232; 191; 116; and for 4/11....... 21. ??????? WTELF!

Posted by: Agitator at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (oEmr5)

160 The theologians at the Oregon Health Authority have provided a new religious ruling for Easter:

The order allows small congregations of fewer than 25 people to gather, so long as they can maintain at least 6 feet of distance from those who aren't in the same household.

The memo includes an entire section dedicated to churches holding drive-in services in their parking lot. In these circumstances, drivers can roll down car windows, but they must maintain 6 feet between vehicles, and attendees must stay in their cars.

The memo prohibits communion: the sacrament in which a cracker or bread and wine or juice are shared from a priest or pastor to congregants.


Doesn't matter if the priest or pastor is wearing protective gear - communion is prohibited.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (I2/tG)

161 80 my brother has come home....he'd been estranged first from my mom and then the rest of us....he started reaching out when my mom got hurt....he stood outside her care center today and spoke to her on the phone....he brought her newpapers and a cadbury bunny and wrote on a piece of paper...i love you mom......she's over the moon
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2020 09:52 PM (CqHIp)


That is simply wonderful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

162 74 If nothing else, watch the video beginning 1:48:30.
Happened on my birthday, I'll never forget it.
Posted by: jwb7605 at April 11, 2020 10:04 PM (uU9ws)

??? the video ends at 1:48:30.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2020 10:15 PM (V2Yro)


My Bad.
Try it at 1:41:30.
Company name was Melles Griot.
I wrote a TON of manufacturing test software for him..

Posted by: jwb7605 at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (uU9ws)

163 Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

I saw that you cleaned house today. I have a time limit on dusting. If it takes me longer than 20 minutes, it's time to edit the collection.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (Lhcx9)

164 We've replaced the fine Yoko Ono that they usually serve at this fine blog with Frank Zappa. Let's see if anyone notices.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (XVuno)

165 146 I am planning on defying the authorities and attending church tomorrow. I've already got bail money.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (Lhcx9)

Your church open?

Ours isn't

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

166 I posted this in the fishing thread, I feel I should repost here.

Considering religion is now banned, I'd like to invite every one here to my apartment for an Easter celebration.

I don't have a grill, or even meat, and I'm not even at home, but anyone willing to bring the necessities and jimmy the lock you're free to partake freely from my liquor and beer stock.

Oh, and if you'd be so kind as to mop my floors and dust the ceiling fans, that would be greeeaaat.

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (DZRVc)

167 I'm hoping for more of a bulge-eyed grimace.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)


He'll get a cease and desist letter from Adam Schiff if he tries.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (t+qrx)

168 #ONE with a BULLET!

Posted by: the MuffinMan at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (10GNe)

169 Watched Passion of the Christ last night.

Gonna watch Risen now.

Goodnight Horde. Happy Easter.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (x8Wzq)

170 Just wait till the government starts an anal database.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (l2bVb)

171 You will comply.

Posted by: The Memo at April 11, 2020 10:36 PM (EgshT)

172 Yay. Another unfunny video portraying men as irresponsible, incompetent buffoons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

173 Doesn't matter if the priest or pastor is wearing protective gear - communion is prohibited.

Note that this is a state where the homeless are specifically exempted from the social distancing regulations.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (I2/tG)

174 I got a 20$ bill

Posted by: Dyna Moe Hummmm at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (10GNe)

175 167 I'm hoping for more of a bulge-eyed grimace.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

He'll get a cease and desist letter from Adam Schiff if he tries.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (t+qrx)

Heh. Trademark infringement.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)

176 Your church open?

Ours isn't
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (aA3+g)

Does your church live stream at least?

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)

177 Wow, I haven't seen that movie since I was maybe 8. I should watch it again.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

I saw it in the theater with a group of friends when I was about 13.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (XutXV)

178 Just as the democrat governor of NC increases the restrictions on citizens, news of the last five days of new cases of the Red Menace Flu is available. Starting on 4/7, 380; then 232; 191; 116; and for 4/11....... 21. ??????? WTELF!
Posted by: Agitator
--------

Roy Cooper, what an insightful guy.

Are you in NC?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (hnyqs)

179
Does your church live stream at least?
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)


You Tube pre-recorded

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

180 Save your money, don't go to the show

Posted by: NaNuk's mama cried at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (10GNe)

181 179
Does your church live stream at least?
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)


You Tube pre-recorded
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

Nice. Then you can fast-forward through the boring parts.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

182 Posted by: Dyna Moe Hummmm at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (10GNe)

were you like Camarillo Brillo and do it on the flooro until you were unconcio?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

183 Ladyl, congratulations on your accomplishments today.
I was only able to summon up the discipline to walk Conor, read the Pet Thread, mow a hillside, bake a Key Lime Pie, and collapse!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (BiNEL)

184 179
Does your church live stream at least?
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)


You Tube pre-recorded
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:38 PM (aA3+G)


Same here. Just isn't the same.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (l2bVb)

185 More Zappa.


Sigh.


Well at least it's not The Best of Tiny Tim.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (axyOa)

186 Re The Passion, quick question for people here who know their Bible a lot better than me:

Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed? Did anyone ever think of that back then as a compromise? Would that have been acceptable to the Pharisees, or would they have just engaged in vigilante justice?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

187 Remember when the left was convinced that AIDS was gonna kill us all?

But even then they wouldn't close the bathhouses.


And yet here we are letting them ban religions FFS over Wuhan Flu. The death toll might get to a quarter of Obama's pandemic of 2009. Maybe. And we've closed the country over it.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (WdocV)

188 183 Ladyl, congratulations on your accomplishments today.
I was only able to summon up the discipline to walk Conor, read the Pet Thread, mow a hillside, bake a Key Lime Pie, and collapse!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (BiNEL)

I. LOVE. Key lime pie. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with my low-carb idiom. Drat!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

189 Wow, I haven't seen that movie since I was maybe 8. I should watch it again.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 11, 2020 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

It holds up remarkably well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (A5zUN)

190 183 Ladyl, congratulations on your accomplishments today.
I was only able to summon up the discipline to walk Conor, read the Pet Thread, mow a hillside, bake a Key Lime Pie, and collapse!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (BiNEL)

You folks sure have a lot of energy!

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (Lhcx9)

191 185 More Zappa.


Sigh.


Well at least it's not The Best of Tiny Tim.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (axyOa)

You arrogant ass! You've killed US!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

192 Does your church live stream at least?
Posted by: ALH
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Yes, and I may watch tomorrow.

Our adult Sunday school class is 'meeting' via Zoom. I may skip that. OTOH, it means that I could attend Sunday school with my pajama bottoms on. Coat and tie, of course.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (hnyqs)

193 Just wait till the government starts an anal database.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (l2bVb)


Wait? For what? The gub'mint already has an anal database -- maintained by the IRS. They even have auditors proctologists on staff.

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (Y8PSl)

194 You know, this totalitarian stuff kinda grows on you.

Posted by: Gov. DeWinemom at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (EgshT)

195 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

Written as another unfunny comment portraying Christians as irresponsible, incompetent buffoons.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

196 The memo prohibits communion: the sacrament in which a cracker or bread and wine or juice are shared from a priest or pastor to congregants.

Doesn't matter if the priest or pastor is wearing protective gear - communion is prohibited.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:34 PM (I2/tG)

*Hack*

*Wheeze*

*Choke*

Posted by: The 1st Amendment on it's last legs at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (DZRVc)

197
You folks sure have a lot of energy!
Posted by: ALH
-------

My drive to do things is dropping off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:42 PM (hnyqs)

198
I have been mercifully released from my filial duty to attend my whacked-out synagogue because my parents moved away, and I haven't found a new one yet. But I just looked and Temple Emmanuel is closed for Pesach, so I'm betting most synagogues in Denver are. Feh.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2020 10:42 PM (hDNne)

199 Five more CCP virus cases today in my county of a third of a million. There have been 5-7 new cases every day for eleven days now (except for one day when there were 12). Three deaths total.

It's becoming difficult to drive, what with all the bodies littering the streets and all...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

200 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Peep-reviewed research says that up to 85, small breast are just fine. Keeping them out of the sun appears to be helpful. As are moisturizers.

For the men, I'm told the mental attitude is important. So Love, both Agape and Eros, are key factors.

My personal experience: Well, I was raised in a Order of Friars Minor Capuchin Monastery until just a few years ago. All I knew about women is what I read in Cosmopolitan. But I reads the research.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (u82oZ)

201 My drive to do things is dropping off.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:42 PM (hnyqs)

Not me. I am getting more antsy as time goes on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (A5zUN)

202 Knirps for moisture.

Posted by: klaftern at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (RuIsu)

203 Does your church live stream at least?
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)


You Tube pre-recorded
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

Nice. Then you can fast-forward through the boring parts.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)


Like when they pass around the collection plate.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (axyOa)

204 I put a ham & potato casserole together yesterday for Sunday lunch. It's a very religious casserole. The ham is leftover from Christmas.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (Lhcx9)

205 At the grocery today, I paused and looked in front of the White Claw variety pack. God let this quarantine be over.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 11, 2020 10:44 PM (LxTcq)

206 Odd that your monastery had a Cosmo subscription.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:44 PM (A5zUN)

207 Serious you guys, the Founders were not really serious about those first ten amendments enduring forever and didn't really expect them to apply in today's more nuanced circumstances where TOP.MEN would have more perfect knowledge!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)

208 My woman from Miiiichiiiigaaan

She makes me scream

My woman from Michigan

She's so bad to me

Posted by: SFGoth at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (KAi1n)

209 204 I put a ham & potato casserole together yesterday for Sunday lunch. It's a very religious casserole. The ham is leftover from Christmas.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (Lhcx9)

Definitely had one foot in the grave.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (A5zUN)

210 Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed? Did anyone ever think of that back then as a compromise? Would that have been acceptable to the Pharisees, or would they have just engaged in vigilante justice?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)


The ancient Greeks were big on exiling. The ancient Romans were big on gory executions for the entertainment of the masses.

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (Y8PSl)

211 Kateurday Happy Easter ONT Compliance Video

https://tinyurl.com/uj8ewda

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

212 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

I'm doing serious tomorrow. Passion of the Christ. Never seen before.

After that, I'm going full on fun and out of the house.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (nvc6v)

213 141 I'll probably post this tomorrow too but the churches in Pittsburgh put out a video and it's very well done.

https://youtu.be/9qTHuwISBTQ

Well done, Pittsburgh!
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 11, 2020 10:31 PM (nsj1


This is beautiful. It brought me to tears.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

214 The ancient Greeks were big on exiling. The ancient Romans were big on gory executions for the entertainment of the masses.
Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (Y8PSl)

Example and spectacle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (A5zUN)

215 Our adult Sunday school class is 'meeting' via Zoom. I may skip that. OTOH, it means that I could attend Sunday school with my pajama bottoms on. Coat and tie, of course.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:41 PM (hnyqs)

We watched service on the live stream for the past 2 Sundays. I can't stay home any more, I need to get my fix.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (Lhcx9)

216 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:43 PM (u82oZ)


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

217 Infidel, sounds good. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (L2ZTs)

218 217th?

Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (LaOlm)

219 I'll post a live stream of my church tomorrow for those who don't have that option. May I suggest that be done by those who do have that option. Just post the live stream of your church's Easter service. I suspect there are a number of different denominations here to satisfy one's preferences.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (nsj18)

220 Are you in NC?

Down on the SE coast in Oak Island. Complete with closed beaches, boat ramps, kyayk launches, and city parks. County kept their parks open, though.

Posted by: Agitator at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (oEmr5)

221 Damn!

Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 10:46 PM (LaOlm)

222 It's becoming difficult to drive, what with all the bodies littering the streets and all...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

I was told the bodies would be stacked like cordwood miles high.

I'm getting impatient.

Posted by: Robert, awaiting the heavy metal future that was foretold at April 11, 2020 10:47 PM (DZRVc)

223 Aetius451AD

Order of St. Clare,with Capuchin Poor Clares, had the subscription. It was thrown over the wall when the nuns were through with it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

224 The memo prohibits communion: the sacrament in which a cracker or bread
and wine or juice are shared from a priest or pastor to congregants.

---

Just a reminder: Government only gets power by our consent. None of their prohibitions (and I pick that word for the obvious reason) matter except that we choose to go along with it.

Posted by: Methos at April 11, 2020 10:47 PM (kOpft)

225 Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed?

***

My memory is that Pilate was likely on shaky grounds with Rome and couldn't afford a revolt...and my indulging the local religious authority he could get the population to settle down....at least for a while.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (WdocV)

226 211 Kateurday Happy Easter ONT Compliance Video

https://tinyurl.com/uj8ewda
Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

The first time I watched that. I thought she was hot gluing her boobs at one point (which would be a crime against humanity.)


Then I noticed she had an egg she was gluing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (A5zUN)

227 Saturday Night ONT Compliance GIFS

https://tinyurl.com/txvd8a3

https://tinyurl.com/sbgev3n

https://tinyurl.com/u44ypux

https://tinyurl.com/yxxez4fa

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (qAR6u)

228 >>>Just wait till the government starts an anal database.<<<

Book'em, Crappo! You have the right to remain silent. Any flatulence you expel may be held against you in a court of law.

Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (95j/9)

229 @91 - you will receive all that you desire, under my leadership.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (l9m7l)

230 There will be no crackers, bread or wine.

Posted by: Gov. DeWinemom at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (EgshT)

231 I hope the lockdown is over by July 4th so we can celebrate our freedom.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)

232 I love Dole Whip. I think I'm gonna try that recipe.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (XutXV)

233 RickZ and 18-1, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (L2ZTs)

234 I. LOVE. Key lime pie. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with my low-carb idiom. Drat!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

Sister gave me an unbelievably failure proof simple recipe. But it fails the low carb test bigly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (BiNEL)

235 183 Ladyl, congratulations on your accomplishments today.
I was only able to summon up the discipline to walk Conor, read the Pet Thread, mow a hillside, bake a Key Lime Pie, and collapse!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:39 PM (BiNEL)


Dear Hrothgar--that is a full day! I went out and bought a pie, because I was invited at the last moment to have Easter with my son's family!!!

I'm ridiculously excited!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

236 Book'em, Crappo! You have the right to remain silent. Any flatulence you expel may be held against you in a court of law.
Posted by: Fritz at April 11, 2020 10:48 PM (95j/9)


That's what happens when you pull Grandpa's finger.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:50 PM (Lhcx9)

237 232 I love Dole Whip. I think I'm gonna try that recipe.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (XutXV)


I am, too!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

238 231 I hope the lockdown is over by July 4th so we can celebrate our freedom.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)

Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

239 A Dole whip is what Pelosi uses to motivate the sub-minimum-wage workers on her pineapple plantation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (NWiLs)

240 I was told the bodies would be stacked like cordwood miles high.

I'm getting impatient.


The virus will be raging through the red states in #two weeks, and the Trump supporters will be dying like flies!

Trust us on this.

Posted by: The Media! at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (I2/tG)

241
Next hot thing in plastic surgery will be "analplasty".

You read it here first.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (pNxlR)

242 I hope the lockdown is over by July 4th so we can celebrate our freedom.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (Lhcx9)

HAHAHAHAHAHA *cries*

Posted by: Robert, awaiting the heavy metal future that was foretold at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (DZRVc)

243 I got an email from my city, stating that LA County has extended their "safer at home" order through May 15.



If they try to extend it past then, I think even here in California, people will be pissed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

---
that just means that i have to extend my "go fvck yourself" order by that much time...

i go out every day, just as a matter of principle, and because you never know what might be in the stores that day...

for a face covering, i dug out one of my old "drive on rags" AKA "Bandage, Muslin, Compressed", but i refuse to use it unless someone insists i have to have it to enter the store.

since i am no longer shopping in LA Shitty, where they are mandatory, so far there has been no need to whip it out.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (5ua3Z)

244 Easter Mass will be livestreamed for us tomorrow.

Our finance director said (I asked) that contributions have not been hit badly due to the shutdown. Most of our congregants contribute electronically and most have not changed their contribution amounts. One bright spot at least.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 10:52 PM (Y4EXg)

245
Doesn't matter if the priest or pastor is wearing protective gear - communion is prohibited.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Well, we already know that Commie Pope Frank wouldn't object to that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

246 redc1c4, yup.

As I've said before, I so wish I could get my family to leave California, but they won't hear it.

One sis and BIL is willing to leave... in 10 years, after they can retire. The other sister told me she'll never leave no matter what.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

247 o far there has been no need to whip it out.

Excuse me, while I whip this out!

Posted by: Sheriff Bart! at April 11, 2020 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

248 The virus will be raging through the red states in #two weeks, and the Trump supporters will be dying like flies!

Trust us on this.
Posted by: The Media! at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (I2/tG)

As long as I die with my face in the lap of a young warrior woman with AWESOME BEWBAGE!

Posted by: Robert, awaiting the heavy metal future that was foretold at April 11, 2020 10:53 PM (DZRVc)

249 Just a reminder: Government only gets power by our consent. None of their prohibitions (and I pick that word for the obvious reason) matter except that we choose to go along with it.
Posted by: Methos at April 11, 2020 10:47 PM (kOpft)

Funny how easy it is for people to forget the Founders risked their very lives and fortunes to establish this Constitutional Republic because they refused to go along with the "established" order!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (BiNEL)

250
I. LOVE. Key lime pie. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with my low-carb idiom. Drat!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (NWiLs)


I cut out almost all sugar.

But I'm making an exception tomorrow. I can't wait!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

251
WTF is it with the Forbes site that it comes up with about the middle 50% of its page displaying on iPhones and the left and right edge areas cannot be accessed?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (pNxlR)

252 And some icing on the shut down cake, Southport canceled their annual July 4th celebration. One of the oldest in the country. New mayor there is a Dr. but do not know his politcal party.

Posted by: Agitator at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (oEmr5)

253 I get in a good mood like once every two days for like an hour. Then it ends. Is it just me?

For context, I was pretty happy before all this shit started.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (oE8dU)

254 {{{......Ladyl......}}}

Way to go. You are on fire, and a role model for us slugs. .

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:55 PM (u82oZ)

255 Peep-reviewed research says that up to 85, small breast are just fine. Keeping them out of the sun appears to be helpful. As are moisturizers.

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And I thought they were just yellow blobs of marshmallow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:55 PM (XVuno)

256 As long as I die with my face in the lap of a young warrior woman with AWESOME BEWBAGE!
Posted by: Robert, awaiting the heavy metal future that was foretold at April 11, 2020 10:53 PM (DZRVc)


That's coming in Stallone's upcoming CV action/violence flick, "Stop Or My Bat Will Bite!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

257 It is interesting comparing Greece and Rome - the Greeks had conquered most the world while Rome was squabbling with the neighboring hill peoples and trying to steal their women (the rape of the Sabines).


Yet in little more then a hundred years after the death of Alexander the Romans were the masters of the ancient world...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:55 PM (WdocV)

258 Cuz in LA county. Hillary voter. Says they are shut down until end of May. Must have mouth cover when going out. "But if it helps, I will comply."


GRRRRRRRRRR

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (nvc6v)

259
Our adult Sunday school class is 'meeting' via Zoom. I may skip that. OTOH, it means that I could attend Sunday school with my pajama bottoms on. Coat and tie, of course.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Might get hacked by some rude nude dude.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (aKsyK)

260 Next hot thing in plastic surgery will be "analplasty".

You read it here first.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 11, 2020 10:51 PM (pNxlR)
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Choice of colors?

Puce?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

261 because they refused to go along with the "established" order!
***

The revolutionary war started over a 1% tax rate and "sensible gun control"

Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (WdocV)

262 Down on the SE coast in Oak Island. Complete with closed beaches, boat ramps, kyayk launches, and city parks. County kept their parks open, though.
Posted by: Agitator
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Ah. One of those places that I've never been, curiously. Been around most of NC, but the SE corner has evaded me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (hnyqs)

263 You will partake of your Easter Peeps in solitude and reflect on the gift of gub'mint benevolence.

Posted by: Gov. DeWinemom at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (EgshT)

264 New mayor there is a Dr. but do not know his politcal party.
Posted by: Agitator at April 11, 2020 10:54 PM (oEmr5)

Would you like a hint?

Posted by: The Party what starts with the letter D at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (DZRVc)

265 Well, we already know that Commie Pope Frank wouldn't object to that.
Posted by: nerdygirl

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Nerdygirl, do you follow Father Z. at all?

If not, give him a look. I think you may enjoy - https://wdtprs.com/

Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (Y4EXg)

266 Nowadays our church is using these little individual communion wafer & cup sets. You peel the top layer off for the wafer, and then you peel the next layer off and there is a little cup with grape juice. It's called the Fellowship Cup on Amazon.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (Lhcx9)

267 231 I hope the lockdown is over by July 4th so we can celebrate our freedom.
Posted by: ALH

With filewooks made in Chi-nah!

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuuk at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (LaOlm)

268 I don't post much about my life here, but sometimes I'll ask for prayers when I have bad news.

But no prayers asked for right now (although they're always welcome). But in fact I'd like to mention that I actually have some *good* news:

A. My job is safe, far as I can tell

B. I just landed a yuge contract in my consulting. Biggest I've ever had. I'm not going to retire on it for sure, but I'm pretty freakin' stoked.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (oE8dU)

269 Choice of colors?

Puce?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

Blackened.

Posted by: Josh Brolin at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (A5zUN)

270 I wonder what action I can take to get the point across to the powers that be that I do not consent to this? I withdraw it.

My downside: my wife continues to insist that she will not visit me in jail. Man, she says that way too much. I haven't gotten a ticket since we've been married.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (u82oZ)

271 Lo-cal version is skeleton key lime pie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 10:58 PM (aKsyK)

272 I'm ridiculously excited!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

Great news Ladyl, I'm happy for you.

I baked the pie because daughter and I are going to defy authority and actually meet under one roof tomorrow and celebrate Easter together!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (BiNEL)

273 Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (oE8dU)

That's wonderful news! Congratulations!

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (Lhcx9)

274 B. I just landed a yuge contract in my consulting. Biggest I've ever had. I'm not going to retire on it for sure, but I'm pretty freakin' stoked.
Posted by: ... at

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Nice!! Good for you.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (Y4EXg)

275 Ladyl, I'm so happy for you that you get to spend Easter with your family!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (XutXV)

276 Nowadays our church is using these little individual communion wafer & cup sets. You peel the top layer off for the wafer, and then you peel the next layer off and there is a little cup with grape juice. It's called the Fellowship Cup on Amazon.

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The Body of Christ MRE. These are indeed brave new times.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (XVuno)

277 186 Re The Passion, quick question for people here who know their Bible a lot better than me:

Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed? Did anyone ever think of that back then as a compromise? Would that have been acceptable to the Pharisees, or would they have just engaged in vigilante justice?
Posted by: qdpsteve



John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. ". The whole point of Jesus was that he would be the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of all of us. The way it happened was the point. He suffered for us. It wasn't going to happen any different.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (nsj18)

278 Cheepnis might be my favorite Zappa tune. It might even beat out I'm the Slime on my list.

Posted by: Mephistefales at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (Y1a5u)

279 Karens Have Had Enough Of The "Misogynistic" Karen Meme, Which Is Such A Karen Thing To Do

That whole article is a tangled nest of conflicting and cantilevering grievance. SJWism is cancer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (esxGV)

280 My downside: my wife continues to insist that she will not visit me in
jail. Man, she says that way too much. I haven't gotten a ticket since
we've been married
___

You know if I could get my wife to agree to that I might have to get myself convicted for one of the many things I did a few years ago.

Hey, what prison has the hottest inmates? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (WdocV)

281
I baked the pie because daughter and I are going to defy authority and actually meet under one roof tomorrow and celebrate Easter together!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (BiNEL)

Good on you and Daughter H
I'm envious you are being with family tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:00 PM (aA3+G)

282 The Body of Christ MRE. These are indeed brave new times.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

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Think they'll pack cigarettes, hot sauce and TP with them?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (Y4EXg)

283 The butter wouldn't melt so she put it in the pie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (aKsyK)

284 Puddleglum, I understand that. :-)
I'm just a little surprised it was never discussed as an option by the people chronicled in the text of the gospels.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

285 Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (Lhcx9)
Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (Y4EXg)

Thank you both!

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (oE8dU)

286 Heh heh.


Miss me yet?

Posted by: King George III at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (odrqb)

287 I'm bored with all these companies telling us how we're all in this together. But I do enjoy watching Toyota's Laurel Coppock say this. Seems almost genuine.

Sigh.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (axyOa)

288 Speking of T-Rex, I'm often told I have T-Rex arms for some reason.

Posted by: David Hogg at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (DMUuz)

289 Barack Obama

Is Andrew Weiner still in stir?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (u82oZ)

290 Nowadays our church is using these little individual communion wafer & cup sets. You peel the top layer off for the wafer, and then you peel the next layer off and there is a little cup with grape juice. It's called the Fellowship Cup on Amazon.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (Lhcx9)

Wouldn't it just be easier to pass around a couple I bottles of Yellow Tail and a loaf of Mrs. Baird's?

Communion budget: $15 bucks a week.

I just saved your church big money. Bless me.

Posted by: The Party what starts with the letter D at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (DZRVc)

291 Sister gave me an unbelievably failure proof simple recipe. But it fails the low carb test bigly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (BiNEL)

----
so what is the recipe? i don't obsess with carbs, especially since doing so might limit my beer intake.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (5ua3Z)

292
A. My job is safe, far as I can tell

B. I just landed a yuge contract in my consulting. Biggest I've ever had. I'm not going to retire on it for sure, but I'm pretty freakin' stoked.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (oE8dU)

Excellent news!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

293 We're all in this together.

Posted by: A six-pack of Peeps at April 11, 2020 11:03 PM (EgshT)

294 275 Ladyl, I'm so happy for you that you get to spend Easter with your family!
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:59 PM (XutXV)


Thank you, Jordan!

I was starting to feel a bit down about tomorrow, I have to admit.

I hope you have a blessed Easter Day.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:03 PM (TdMsT)

295 South Korea COVID #s for 4.12:

32 new cases
3 deaths
125 released form isolation

Note that 18 of the 32 cases were caught at airport screening.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 11, 2020 11:03 PM (zqs/f)

296 Choice of colors?

Puce?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

Blackened.
Posted by: Josh Brolin at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (A5zUN)

COLOR OUR WORLD BLACKENED!

https://youtu.be/DU_ggFovJNo

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (DZRVc)

297 Misanthropic Humanitarian

No daughters visiting is very sad. You have a real winner as Gov.

I hope they recall her sorry ass.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (u82oZ)

298 Would have been first, but read the content.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (66UcN)

299 Excellent news!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

Thank you, Insom. When do you start your job, or did it already start?

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (DEHxI)

300 287 I'm bored with all these companies telling us how we're all in this together. But I do enjoy watching Toyota's Laurel Coppock say this. Seems almost genuine.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (axyOa)

We're all in this together? Well, kumbaya! Somebody notify the Democrats and the media

People who are in things together don't rat each other out either

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (qAR6u)

301 So I watched Angel has Fallen and the amusing thing is it is about a conniving VP using false claims of Russian malfeasance to come to power and start a war with Russia.


He even mentions "Russia meddling in the election." HAHAHA






Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (WdocV)

302 "..."

Warmest congratulations for the consulting contract!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

303 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (u82oZ)

NaCly, not to worry, the authorities have decided that "your" consent is immaterial, barely an inconvenience in fact, just do as you are told and the accumulated punitive forces of the state will not be used to hound you into an early grave!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:05 PM (BiNEL)

304 Mad Magazine cartoonist, Mort Drucker, obit from a cartoonist society website...
https://tinyurl.com/senhdjc


Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2020 11:05 PM (TQ/zJ)

305 Two hundred fifty comments per hour. Huuuge.

Hope everybody's keeping six comments apart.

Me, I just got here. Haven't read the post or comments.

Went to town on an essential mission: some vanilla ice cream to go with Milady's blueberry pie for tomorrow. Yay, that Braum's is an essential business!

Talked with the store's manager (26 years) about things. He's ready for the $#!+ to end. This is my poll of one businessman.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined webworks
at April 11, 2020 11:05 PM (/DNWp)

306
Think they'll pack cigarettes, hot sauce and TP with them?
Posted by: Tonypete


Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

307 Thank you, Insom. When do you start your job, or did it already start?
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (DEHxI)

Monday. I'm also quite stoked!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

308 I'll be committing an act of civil disobedience tomorrow, too: by having Easter supper with a brother who lives not too far away.

He groks that Fascist Fever is just bullsh*t to keep the public cowed into submission for their shitz n giggles; no doubt a pretense for the progtards to use for their own gain.

We will pray like never before...

Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (whOIk)

309 {{{Salty Dog!!!}}}


Happy Easter!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

310 Misanthropic Humanitarian

That letter I promised gets mailed Monday. Wish I could do more.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (u82oZ)

311 283 The butter wouldn't melt so she put it in the pie.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (aKsyK)

Fish don't fry in the kitchen. Beans don't burn on the grill.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (Vy7tf)

312 The Body of Christ MRE. These are indeed brave new times.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

---

Think they'll pack cigarettes, hot sauce and TP with them?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (Y4EXg)

No chocolate?

They gave WWII soldiers chocolate.

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (DZRVc)

313 Ladyl

Thank you. I am thrilled you can be with family. That is worth a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (u82oZ)

314 Posted by: Serious Cat at April 11, 2020 11:03 PM (zqs/f)

Do they have a fatality rate for confirmed cases?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (BiNEL)

315 Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

Much appreciated m'Lady. My poor wife has been waiting patiently for a bed/bath makeover. Might get it this time.

I feel like Ralph Kramden: "Just wait'll you see what this furniture looks like in a ritzy Manhattan apartment!"

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (orQOl)

316
Mad Magazine cartoonist, Mort Drucker, obit from a cartoonist society website...
https://tinyurl.com/senhdjc
Posted by: andycanuck


His illustrations for TV and movie satires were great.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (aKsyK)

317 People who are in things together don't rat each other out either

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:04 PM (qAR6u)



Damned Karens!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (axyOa)

318 The butter wouldn't melt so she put it in the pie.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:01 PM (aKsyK)


Eat At Home!

Posted by: Paul McCartney at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

319
Much appreciated m'Lady. My poor wife has been waiting patiently for a bed/bath makeover. Might get it this time.

I feel like Ralph Kramden: "Just wait'll you see what this furniture looks like in a ritzy Manhattan apartment!"
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (orQOl)


That is just wonderful!

It's so nice to hear some good news.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

320 Monday. I'm also quite stoked!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

That's awesome. I'm happy for you and proud of you for sticking with it.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (orQOl)

321 {{{{{Horde}}}}}

Lovely day here today......70, sunny, range was open and very busy when we left with a few wine moms trying to learn how to shoot.

Tomorrow high of 30! Gotta love the bipolarness of this state!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (/UQ/R)

322 Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed? Did anyone ever think of that back then as a compromise? Would that have been acceptable to the Pharisees, or would they have just engaged in vigilante justice?
Posted by: qdpsteve


Exile! The Romans subjugated huge populations of people and had to keep them from rebelling. They terrified them into submission. That was why they crucified people. So the population would fear them. Sometimes their entertainment consisted of having wild animals kill and eat people in front of the masses. These were not humane people.

Upper class Romans, maybe members of the Caesar's family might get exile.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

323 That's awesome. I'm happy for you and proud of you for sticking with it.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (orQOl)

Thank you! I sincerely appreciate that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (NWiLs)

324 I'm so happy for you too, Insom!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

325 "Damned Karens!"

Any reports of Rooftop Karens yet?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (Te5xr)

326 Ladyl, Hrothgar, and Misanthropic Humanitarian

Happy Easter and a fulfilling week. May blessings follow you all like a mighty river.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (u82oZ)

327 Thanks, Ladyl!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (NWiLs)

328 Nerdygirl, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

329
Yeah! Come on, come on, come on, come on
Don't touch me, babe
Can't you see that we are not allowed?
Where is that face mask that you made?
Why were you out in that crowd?
Where is that face mask that you made?

I'm not going to love you
Till the heavens stop this strain
I'm not going to love you
'Til the government says it's safe for you and I

Posted by: Zombie Jim Morrison at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (/DNWp)

330 We were hoping for little marshmallow masks in time for Easter. They just don't care about us.

Posted by: A six-pack of Peeps at April 11, 2020 11:11 PM (EgshT)

331 I was out driving around tonight (still not a crime in FL) and in one new development I saw about half dozen gatherings in peoples driveways of with their neighbors or friends. Good to see some people saying fuck it

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:11 PM (qAR6u)

332 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (u82oZ)

Happy Easter to you as well Salty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:11 PM (aA3+G)

333 Watched Smokey and the Bandit and now watching II. Goodness Dom Deliuse was funny!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 11, 2020 11:12 PM (/UQ/R)

334 326 Ladyl, Hrothgar, and Misanthropic Humanitarian

Happy Easter and a fulfilling week. May blessings follow you all like a mighty river.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (u82oZ)


{{{Horde}}}

May the Lord pour blessings down upon every one of us.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

335 The Horde - the best community on the Internet.

Easter can be about renewal. May we all be renewed in our faith and our country.

Happy Easter.

Actions on Karens: OPSEC.

May your dreams be wonderful.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:12 PM (u82oZ)

336 westminsterdogshow, watch Fatso sometime. Dom was the star. Great touching funny sweet comedy flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 11:13 PM (L2ZTs)

337 Any reports of Rooftop Karens yet?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 11, 2020 11:10 PM (Te5xr)

You'll know her when you see her. Binoculars in one hand and a cell phone in the other with a speed dial to the cops

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:13 PM (qAR6u)

338 Ah John Prine dammit, RIP.

Posted by: dartist at April 11, 2020 11:14 PM (K22Va)

339 Insom, didn't realize it was this Monday, but I'm happy that you endeavored to persevere and prevailed. I am positive that your new employer will find you to be a valued asset,
Heartfelt congratulations!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)

340 qdp.....thanks for the recommendation

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 11, 2020 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)

341 330 We were hoping for little marshmallow masks in time for Easter. They just don't care about us.
Posted by: A six-pack of Peeps at April 11, 2020 11:11 PM (EgshT

Went to Kroger with wifey Thursday for a few items. Easter candy was already discounted.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2020 11:14 PM (Vy7tf)

342 {{{WDS! WDS!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

343 339 Insom, didn't realize it was this Monday, but I'm happy that you endeavored to persevere and prevailed. I am positive that your new employer will find you to be a valued asset,
Heartfelt congratulations!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)

Thank you very much!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

344 May the Lord pour blessings down upon every one of us.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

Amen to that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (BiNEL)

345 The media is fapping to the resurrected "grim milestone" today as they said the USA now leads the world in Kung Flu deaths.

The MSM takes China's numbers as gospel.

Like China, Media is Asshoe

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (qAR6u)

346 Exile! The Romans subjugated huge populations of people and had to keep them from rebelling. They terrified them into submission. That was why they crucified people.

--------

I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion. The Hellenized Jews in the cities were not very inclined to rebel.

It was in the country where fundamentalist anti-Roman sentiment was kindled.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (XVuno)

347 342 {{{WDS! WDS!}}}
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

WDS cloned herself?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

348 Nobody's mentioned my number yet.

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (DMUuz)

349 322 Pilate had no choice in the matter just as JUDAS HAD NO CHOICE. It was already baked into the cake.

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at April 11, 2020 11:16 PM (P4Pk9)

350 313 Ladyl

Thank you. I am thrilled you can be with family. That is worth a lot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 11, 2020 11:07 PM (u82oZ)


Thank you, Salty Dog.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

351 This is for MisHum

https://tinyurl.com/upqlvj6

And with that I'm outta here to watch a movie. Goodnight all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

352 Did someone say cake?

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:17 PM (DZRVc)

353 I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion. The Hellenized Jews in the cities were not very inclined to rebel.

It was in the country where fundamentalist anti-Roman sentiment was kindled.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (XVuno


some things never chnge

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:17 PM (aA3+G)

354 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (XVuno)

Yes...the Roman chains were quite light and very comfortable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2020 11:17 PM (dLLD6)

355 344 May the Lord pour blessings down upon every one of us.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

Amen to that!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:15 PM (BiNEL)

*puts out rain barrel*

Never hurts to keep some stored up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

356 Oh, speaking of movies and free movies, YouTube has Wes Craven's unedited version of Hhe Last House On The Left.

God, what a piece of crap. But the Mom biting that dude's dick off for raping and murdering her daughter was kinda cool.

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (DZRVc)

357 USA now leads the world in Kung Flu deaths.

Of course, that's just the "total" right? Not, say, "percentage of total population"...

Evil b*stard MFM.

Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (whOIk)

358 You'll know her when you see her. Binoculars in one hand and a cell phone in the other with a speed dial to the cops
Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:13 PM (qAR6u)

Lashed to a chimney, identifying ring leader dissidents with a laser pointer to the police/stasi helicopter overhead!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (BiNEL)

359 A male Karen in Portland.

My neighbor has been having 15-20 people gatherings in their backyard all weekend and I'm so sick of looking at it. As a healthcare worker every person I see doing that shit is another mandated hour of overtime, another chance to be redeployed and another one of my coworkers or patients sick or dead.

What on earth is he talking about? The hospitals in Oregon are the quietest they've been in decades - no elective procedures, people are avoiding hospitals, and fewer than 50 new CCP virus cases a day, about 15 of which are hospitalized. Why is he working overtime?

You know, unless he wants the state shut down until there is a vaccine a year from now, we are going to have to accept a certain number of CCP virus cases, which in Oregon are currently far, far less than the hospitals' ability to handle them.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

360 If not, give him a look. I think you may enjoy - https://wdtprs.com/
Posted by: Tonypete


Thanks. Will do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

361 >> And I'm blanking out right now - what is a typical (estimated) mortality rate for seasonal influenza, average? Thought it was 0.10%?

Sorry it took so long, but we had to get back here to Miley's pace from my folks, and then I had to run to the drug store.

Yes, seasonal flu mortality is taken to be about 0.1%, 1 out of 1000. 0.47% is roughly 1/200 for this.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:21 PM (rCwaK)

362 Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

Simply put, xhe's full of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:21 PM (NWiLs)

363 Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

There's a man in desperate need of a blowjob.

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:21 PM (DZRVc)

364 I am not so sure about that analprint thing.

It seems that every couple of years some bizarre creep is caught hiding a camera in a porta-potty at some concert or rally or something.

Now I am asked to do this to myself?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2020 11:21 PM (WyVLE)

365 279 Karens Have Had Enough Of The "Misogynistic" Karen Meme, Which Is Such A Karen Thing To Do

Welp, there's a solution. Stop acting like a Karen.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:22 PM (+lVUW)

366 My job is safe, far as I can tell

B. I just landed a yuge contract in my consulting. Biggest I've ever had. I'm not going to retire on it for sure, but I'm pretty freakin' stoked.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 10:57 PM (oE8dU)
* * * *

Congratulations! Wishes for all the best!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 11:22 PM (WFcrO)

367 Upper class Romans, maybe members of the Caesar's family might get exile.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:09 PM (+lVUW)


From what I remember of my Roman history, Roman exile meant being sent to some out of the way place and being starved to death. The emperors (and maybe the Senate class) only did that to family members because executing one's family in public was considered gauche and might cause a riot. Roman emperors feared mobs and riots.

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 11:22 PM (Y8PSl)

368 Now I am asked to do this to myself?
Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2020 11:21 PM (WyVLE)

For your protection.

Posted by: Public Sector Union Worker with a voyeur fetish at April 11, 2020 11:24 PM (DZRVc)

369 357 USA now leads the world in Kung Flu deaths.
Of course, that's just the "total" right? Not, say, "percentage of total population"...
Evil b*stard MFM.
Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (whOIk)

This wouldn't work as well as a scare tactic if even half the population understood just a wee bit of math!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:24 PM (BiNEL)

370 >>> "Yes. The tree is dead, and the balls are just for decoration."

If Bobba Dole knows one thing, it's that Bobba Dole's tree isn't dead. Not with the help of my little blue friend.

Is it possible to know this power, your morons may ask?

Not from a cob.

Posted by: Bobba Dole at April 11, 2020 11:25 PM (ZKPf4)

371 287 I'm bored with all these companies telling us how we're all in this together. But I do enjoy watching Toyota's Laurel Coppock say this. Seems almost genuine.

I tend to keep the tv on as white noise. I've been leaving it off because I can't stand hearing "during these uncertain times" 200 times a day.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

372 369 357 USA now leads the world in Kung Flu deaths.
Of course, that's just the "total" right? Not, say, "percentage of total population"...
Evil b*stard MFM.
Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (whOIk)

This wouldn't work as well as a scare tactic if even half the population understood just a wee bit of math!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:24 PM (BiNEL)

And if they weren't accepting the MFM's reporting of the Chi-coms' numbers as if it were gospel truth.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (NWiLs)

373 369 357 USA now leads the world in Kung Flu deaths.
Of course, that's just the "total" right? Not, say, "percentage of total population"...
Evil b*stard MFM.
Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:19 PM (whOIk)

This wouldn't work as well as a scare tactic if even half the population understood just a wee bit of math!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:24 PM (BiNEL)


60 million to 330,000 million
yup i can understand us being #1

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (aA3+G)

374 >> Next hot thing in plastic surgery will be "analplasty".

That already exists. Bingle it. Butthole botox, trimming skin tags and other shit. Seems to be mostly gay men so far.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (rCwaK)

375 60 million to 330,000 million
yup i can understand us being #1
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (aA3+G)

You forgot to include the illegals!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

376 374 >> Next hot thing in plastic surgery will be "analplasty".

That already exists. Bingle it. Butthole botox, trimming skin tags and other shit. Seems to be mostly gay men so far.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (rCwaK)

To be fair, skin tags by the bunghole could get uncomfortable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

377 Congratulations! Wishes for all the best!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 11, 2020 11:22 PM (WFcrO)

Thank you, LS!!!

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:28 PM (zhDMZ)

378 375 60 million to 330,000 million
yup i can understand us being #1
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (aA3+G)

You forgot to include the illegals!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

Fuck google

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:28 PM (aA3+G)

379 We're used to being #1. Fuck the media.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:29 PM (zhDMZ)

380 This wouldn't work as well as a scare tactic if even half the population understood just a wee bit of math!

Half of the deaths in Oregon have occurred in old age homes. The median age of death in Minnesota from CCP virus is 87.

The people comparing this to 9/11 and such ignore the radically different ages of people dying.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:29 PM (I2/tG)

381 You forgot to include the illegals!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

They are all front line health care workers, you h8ter!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

382 Note that this is a state where the homeless are specifically exempted from the social distancing regulations.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 10:37 PM (I2/tG)


It is clear that compliance is easiest to force on the compliant.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (WyVLE)

383 Posted by: ...

Good for you, I hope this proves to be a great opportunity for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (BiNEL)

384 "330,000 million [Americans]"

Where close to 7500 died on any given day.

Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (LaOlm)

385 Pilate had no choice in the matter just as JUDAS HAD NO CHOICE. It was already baked into the cake.

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at April 11, 2020 11:16 PM (P4Pk9)


So predestination really is a thing?

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 11:31 PM (Y8PSl)

386 Fuck google
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2020 11:28 PM (aA3+G)

Always a good idea!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:31 PM (BiNEL)

387 They gonna put y'all back in chains. Uncomfortable chains.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 11, 2020 11:31 PM (aKsyK)

388 Remember when the left was convinced that AIDS was gonna kill us all?
But even then they wouldn't close the bathhouses.
And
yet here we are letting them ban religions FFS over Wuhan Flu. The
death toll might get to a quarter of Obama's pandemic of 2009. Maybe.
And we've closed the country over it.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 11, 2020 10:40 PM (WdocV)



Their best friends and major campaign contributors do not sell drugs or run prostitution rings in churches, hence there is no reason to keep them open

Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2020 11:33 PM (WyVLE)

389 The MSM takes China's numbers as gospel.

Like China, Media is Asshoe
Posted by: kbdabear


Yeah, because the totalitarians, who are disappearing medical whistleblowers and kicking out foreign journalists who ask questions, would never lie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:33 PM (+lVUW)

390 It is clear that compliance is easiest to force on the compliant.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote about this fifteen years ago in California - the reorienting of law enforcement to focus on people capable of paying large fines.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:33 PM (I2/tG)

391 Their best friends and major campaign contributors do not sell drugs or run prostitution rings in churches, hence there is no reason to keep them open
Posted by: Kindltot at April 11, 2020 11:33 PM (WyVLE)

STERRNNNN!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:33 PM (NWiLs)

392 Where close to 7500 died on any given day.
Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (LaOlm)

?
The US is no where close to 7500 deaths a day.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Rz2Nc)

393 Ohio is starting to see some pushback from Premier DeWine and his medical whore. State Senator has called on them to allow the opening of the more rural areas of the state that are only seeing like 1 or 2 cases.

A state rep. is calling on them to end the restriction on elective surgeries because of being hyperfocused on the Chinese Flu could potentially cause other problems. You know that makes sense. Basically limiting hospitals to only that and nothing else can cause major backups and wind up with us being like the UK where people's surgeries and such are put off so long that a simple procedure becomes major and much riskier.

And a state Senate candidate has filed a public records request on those two tyrants as well.

Afterall organizing a mini parade to bring some fun to kids is a no-no now.

https://tinyurl.com/skag3wh


You will not be permitted to do anything The State does not allow.

Posted by: buzzion at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Z7lwY)

394 The US is no where close to 7500 deaths a day.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Rz2Nc)

92 million a day. And that's just the firearm-related deaths.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:35 PM (NWiLs)

395 Where close to 7500 died on any given day.
Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (LaOlm)

And oddly enough, all of them died from Kung Flu, so you all need to shut down until we experts tell you to start living again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:35 PM (BiNEL)

396 I tend to keep the tv on as white noise. I've been leaving it off because I can't stand hearing "during these uncertain times" 200 times a day.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

On the radio I keep hearing "The New Normal"

No, it's not NORMAL you dipshits who are still getting paid!

There's nothing normal about a media created hysteria that pits neighbor against neighbor and a defacto martial law that the politicians won't declare because that would be "fascist" like Trump and they don't want to be called hurtful names

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:36 PM (qAR6u)

397 385
God is the creator and controller of the universe and all that is in it, whether animate or inanimate. Any use or disposition He chooses to make of any part of His creation is His sovereign right. God is accountable only to Himself. He reports to nobody. He is not required at any time to give to any person any explanation for anything He says or does. He is the superpower above all powers in every area of His creation

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at April 11, 2020 11:36 PM (P4Pk9)

398 I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion. The Hellenized Jews in the cities were not very inclined to rebel.

It was in the country where fundamentalist anti-Roman sentiment was kindled.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


True. Anyway, do you remember the tv miniseries "Masada"? I had a roommate who was obsessed with it. I think it was because the actor who played one of the Jewish leaders was pretty hawt.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

399 Congratulations, Insom! Glad everything worked out for you!

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:37 PM (Lhcx9)

400 398 I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion. The Hellenized Jews in the cities were not very inclined to rebel.

The Karenized Jews were insufferable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

401 So predestination really is a thing?
Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 11:31 PM (Y8PSl)

I knew you were going to ask that question!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:37 PM (BiNEL)

402 This wouldn't work as well as a scare tactic if even half the population understood just a wee bit of math!

Consider also that many other countries simply do not grasp the size of US-- think the percentage of deaths is much higher, not realizing our population is many times higher than what they assume-- even if they are otherwise capable of math.

So the deception works *world-wide*

Posted by: JQ at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (whOIk)

403 Good thing we have computer models formulated by government "experts",
that need to be tweaked every day, to guide us through this crisis!
****
Yeah but global warming computer models are rock solid science yall.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (h1jJh)

404 Right. Pilate and Judas has no choice. But me, I have choice and desperately need to be saved from all the choices I make. And thus must be terribly grateful to Jesus for doing the things he did not choose to do either.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (H5knJ)

405 399 Congratulations, Insom! Glad everything worked out for you!
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:37 PM (Lhcx9)

Thank you! I'm very much looking forward to being productive again!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (NWiLs)

406 92 million a day. And that's just the firearm-related deaths.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:35 PM (NWiLs)

Well, yeah, and the 50 million tax cut deaths, and 67 million net neutrality deaths. I should have been more clear, I was counting the Chinese bat soup flu deaths.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

407 What kind of work will you be doing, Insom?

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (Lhcx9)

408 The Karenized Jews were insufferable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:37 PM (NWiLs)

Maybe you should seriously consider refraining from puns in your new job, for the first week at least!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (BiNEL)

409 Forgot to be a lunger
Have mersa?
Forgot to be a lunger
Have mersa?
Forgot to be a lunger

Make it on thru Wuhoo Kung Pao
Have mersa?
Forgot to be a lunger
Forgot to be a lunger

Wu hoo!

Posted by: Billy Eyeroll at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (LaOlm)

410 407 What kind of work will you be doing, Insom?
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (Lhcx9)

High-end gigolo.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

411
The average daily mortality in the US is about 6600 deaths per day.

If you look into it you'll see seasonal variation, both long and short term. And look at causes of death and see seasonal signal in that.

For example the mosts deaths occur on Friday and Sat., IIRC.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (rCwaK)

412 vAfterall organizing a mini parade to bring some fun to kids is a no-no now.

https://tinyurl.com/skag3wh


You will not be permitted to do anything The State does not allow.
Posted by: buzzion at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Z7lwY)

WSBT (South Bend) weather babe Abby Weppler just posted a story on emergency reactionary forces (fire/police/emt) giving a lights-on PARADE !! for hospitals in South Bend, earlier tonight. Good.Friggen.Grief. A parade. Wow. Way to waste all those precious resources in this time of great want and woe. I guess the EMT's must not be very busy responding to people collapsing from Wuhan Lung Rot.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2020 11:40 PM (Vy7tf)

413 Went to the store today wearing a T-shirt that reads in big letters "Wuhan University". Also, wore a red bandana as a mask and a broad-brimmed cowboy hat low over my eyes just like Clint Eastwood wore in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".
Was tired of staying at home bored, plus Kitty kept beating me at Monopoly (see Pet Thread pict).

Posted by: George Kaplan at April 11, 2020 11:41 PM (MX4n0)

414 Yeah but global warming computer models are rock solid science yall.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (h1jJh)

We have decades, if not centuries, of data that we have used to perfect our climate models comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:42 PM (BiNEL)

415 Oops. I mean before the 'pandemic,' peeps were kicking off at that 7.5k rate- cancer, heart attack, strokes, nat. causes etc. The good old days.

Posted by: Billy Eyeroll at April 11, 2020 11:42 PM (LaOlm)

416 Idol sock begone

Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 11:43 PM (LaOlm)

417 That already exists. Bingle it. Butthole botox, trimming skin tags and other shit. Seems to be mostly gay men so far.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:26 PM (rCwaK

Duh!


Gotta keep our sphincters cute and yummy!

Posted by: Buttgig at April 11, 2020 11:43 PM (odrqb)

418 For example the mosts deaths occur on Friday and Sat., IIRC.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (rCwaK)

And in Chicago and Baltimore, but that's not important right now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:44 PM (BiNEL)

419 High-end gigolo.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

This explains the spike in baby oil sales. I

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:44 PM (DZRVc)

420 WSBT (South Bend) weather babe Abby Weppler just posted a story on emergency reactionary forces (fire/police/emt) giving a lights-on PARADE !! for hospitals in South Bend, earlier tonight. Good.Friggen.Grief. A parade. Wow. Way to waste all those precious resources in this time of great want and woe. I guess the EMT's must not be very busy responding to people collapsing from Wuhan Lung Rot.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2020 11:40 PM (Vy7tf)



Yeah the type of parade I was talking about is one being put on by parents and teachers just driving their cars around with silly stuff to give kids something fun to see.

Posted by: buzzion at April 11, 2020 11:44 PM (Z7lwY)

421 419 High-end gigolo.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

This explains the spike in baby oil sales. I
Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:44 PM (DZRVc)

I'm actually a lawyer, but I tell people that so they think I do something respectable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

422
If you're worried about them playing games with cause of death, the overall mortality numbers will show the truth. While you can play around with which bins you put deaths in, you can play around with the total number. Unless you just make up dead people.

The trouble is this will take a while to get the data. It takes a while for all the data to get reported and collected.

For this Wuflu, we should see a spike above normal. That will tell the truth on how bad it really way. If someone is playing games, that spike won't be as bad.

And, if you note a drop in overall mortality after this thing over,that will tell you that it just killed some people off who were going to die anyway just a little bit earlier.

You will able to figure out the true excess deaths caused by WuFlu and how bad it really was.

It will just take months to a year to get the data to do that properly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)

423 Posted by: Insomniac

Congrats. I know the feeling. What will you be doing?

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 11:47 PM (nvc6v)

424 My neighbor has been having 15-20 people gatherings in their backyard all weekend and I'm so sick of looking at it.

And that doesn't even come close to passing the smell test.

Last time I checked, it's now Saturday evening. The neighbor has been having 15-20 people gatherings (plural) "all weekend" eh?

They had a 15-20 person gathering last night and another, or more, today? Riiiight.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 11, 2020 11:47 PM (KxVoZ)

425 My new job is pre-retirement.
The night before I was going to submit my retirement resignation, my department head called and told me that I was going to be furloughed the next day.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:47 PM (Lhcx9)

426 425 My new job is pre-retirement.
The night before I was going to submit my retirement resignation, my department head called and told me that I was going to be furloughed the next day.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:47 PM (Lhcx9)

Wow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (NWiLs)

427 Thank you! I'm very much looking forward to being productive again!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:38 PM (NWiLs)

Congratulations on the new job! May you enjoy it for years!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

428 I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion.

Not to mentions the aqueducts and the sanitation ...

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (LPnfS)

429 Maybe you should seriously consider refraining from puns in your new job, for the first week at least!

I've told new employees that all people remember is your first two weeks on the job, and your last two weeks on the job. Once people have formed an opinion of you, which happens rather quickly, it becomes difficult to revise it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (I2/tG)

430 I'm actually a lawyer, but I tell people that so they think I do something respectable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

A good lawyer knows the law but a great lawyer knows the judge.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (Lhcx9)

431 Been reading comments, up to almost 150.

phoenixgirl's estranged brother...

Jim's:
My idiot brother never has come to his senses, and it's too late for healing with his mom, step mom or father.
They're all gone now....


My oldest brother is gone. My older brother - the middle kid - has been estranged, first from Mom, then from the rest of us, for more years than I can remember.

Little sister did go by his hermit cave and assess that he was still alive, many months ago. He was... polite. In a nice to see you goodbye manner of polite. I miss... not him... but his better side, such as it was.

I often think Mom's holding on just to see if he'll ever get right in his head and come back around. Holding on, and on, and on. She'll join the Century club in June...

I would swallow my rage toward him if the Spirit led him to reconciliation while she was still alive. Prayers welcome, I guess. Hard for me to pray for him. As Jim said, phoenixgirl's story gives a glimmer of hope....

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (/DNWp)

432 I'm actually a lawyer, but I tell people that so they think I do something respectable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

Well it's the same bidness.

Either way your goal is to get your client off.

Posted by: Robert at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (DZRVc)

433 Congratulations on the new job! May you enjoy it for years!
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

Thanks! That is my hope!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (NWiLs)

434 I'm actually a lawyer, but I tell people that so they think I do something respectable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

I've heard the "pianist in a whorehouse" job description used as a cover occupation by many a lawyer!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:49 PM (BiNEL)

435 {{{{{Ladyl}}}}}

Insom.....she was just giving me double hugs......I cannot be cloned

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 11, 2020 11:49 PM (/UQ/R)

436 The worthless media site for the Genius Award winners wants me to allow cookies to view their crap. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2020 11:50 PM (miJU3)

437 423 Posted by: Insomniac

Congrats. I know the feeling. What will you be doing?
Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 11:47 PM (nvc6v)

Lawyering

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:50 PM (NWiLs)

438 They had a 15-20 person gathering last night and another, or more, today? Riiiight.

That's more credible than claiming that he's having to work a lot of overtime due to the CCP virus.

Hundreds of health care employees are being laid off in Portland because there is nothing for them to do.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

439
I would swallow my rage toward him if the Spirit led him to reconciliation while she was still alive. Prayers welcome, I guess. Hard for me to pray for him. As Jim said, phoenixgirl's story gives a glimmer of hope....
Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (/DNWp)


What a sad thing.

I hope your brother has enough of a conscience to make amends while your mom is living.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

440 I don't drag myself out of my residence much. Now everyone is forced to stay home.

I don't get a lot of human contact. Now we're supposed to avoid contact with each other.

I haven't had a decent Easter in years. This year, nobody else will, either.

I suffer from isolation and depression. Now the whole damn country is having it forced upon them.

Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to remake the world in MY image, for Christ's sake?

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (CUU+W)

441 JFC, SNL sucks. puss-filled. donkey. ballz. now, more than ever. one can only hope it never reopens.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (Te5xr)

442
I think most of the Israelite population didn't need to terrorized. There were a lot of benefits that came with Roman overlordship; safe travel, suppression of sea piracy, maintenance of order and security from invasion.

Not to mentions the aqueducts and the sanitation ...
Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ...


And a FABulous sammich at 3am

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (aKsyK)

443 Afterall organizing a mini parade to bring some fun to kids is a no-no now.

You will not be permitted to do anything The State does not allow.
Posted by: buzzion at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Z7lwY)
---

Uh oh, we had a mini parade in our neighborhood today. Please don't tell DeWine. Nobody said boo about it here, but the mayor in the next town over is probably having a fit. He is completely paranoid about everything right now.

Posted by: AF at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (RsPQq)

444 Hundreds of health care employees are being laid off in Portland because there is nothing for them to do.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

Yep. They've basically canceled every "elective" procedure to make room for all those hundreds of thousands of Kung Flu patients that never actually materialized.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:53 PM (NWiLs)

445 Pontius Pilate was indeed on shaky ground. Caesar finally sacked him, and ordered all mention of him destroyed. The N.T. was said to be bad history because of this. Finally, an archaeology dig in a stadium in, I believe, Caesaria found his name and title on the botttom of a seat. Workers had re-used a plaque of his in the construction.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 11, 2020 11:53 PM (HuH1F)

446 If you're worried about them playing games with cause of death, the overall mortality numbers will show the truth. While you can play around with which bins you put deaths in, you can play around with the total number. Unless you just make up dead people.

The trouble is this will take a while to get the data. It takes a while for all the data to get reported and collected.

For this Wuflu, we should see a spike above normal. That will tell the truth on how bad it really way. If someone is playing games, that spike won't be as bad.

And, if you note a drop in overall mortality after this thing over,that will tell you that it just killed some people off who were going to die anyway just a little bit earlier.

You will able to figure out the true excess deaths caused by WuFlu and how bad it really was.

It will just take months to a year to get the data to do that properly.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)

They are playing around with numbers. A nursing home in the county north of me had one tested case. Now, anyone in that wing that dies is counted as China Flu. it's the hospice wing. No one in a nursing home is there because they are in good health.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:53 PM (Rz2Nc)

447 It will just take months to a year to get the data to do that properly.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)

I agree, but it seems like a reasonable thing to be compiling from day one would be data that indicated the excess death trend line by age group at the very least?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:54 PM (BiNEL)

448
Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to remake the world in MY image, for Christ's sake?
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (CUU+W)


I'm going to pray for you, Brother Tim.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:54 PM (TdMsT)

449 According to an indexmuni site in pre-corona 2018 on average 7452 people died per day in US.

Posted by: Rex B at April 11, 2020 11:54 PM (LaOlm)

450 413 Went to the store today wearing a T-shirt that reads in big letters "Wuhan University". Also, wore a red bandana as a mask and a broad-brimmed cowboy hat low over my eyes just like Clint Eastwood wore in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".

Wifey made some masks yesterday (required for work, medical implant industry, so this I get) I asked her to sew me a hooded mask the Mexican Lucheros wear ala Jack Black in 'Nacho Libre'. She respectfully declined. Now I get to purchase one online.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (Vy7tf)

451 439
I would swallow my rage toward him if the Spirit led him to reconciliation while she was still alive. Prayers welcome, I guess. Hard for me to pray for him. As Jim said, phoenixgirl's story gives a glimmer of hope....
Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (/DNWp)


What a sad thing.

I hope your brother has enough of a conscience to make amends while your mom is living.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

I have a younger brother who basically told us all to go fuck ourselves and broke off all contact years ago. He was always kind of a dick so frankly I don't miss him, but I know my parents are still affected by it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (NWiLs)

452 444 Hundreds of health care employees are being laid off in Portland because there is nothing for them to do.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

Telemedicine is here to stay and support personnel positions are becoming a thing of the past.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (Lhcx9)

453

Oh Lord, it's just been revealed that the NIH gave the Wuhan Bio lab a $3.7M grant to study bat viruses.

So....Wuhan lab that fucked up and leaked the bat virus may have been using US taxpayer to do so.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (rCwaK)

454 Insom, as mentioned upthread, keep the head down for 2 weeks. Good Luck. I was lucky to find the job I have now. They are actually very nice attys to work for. The best I've worked for in my over 25 yrs in the biz.

Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 11:56 PM (nvc6v)

455 Basically limiting hospitals to only that and nothing else can cause major backups and wind up with us being like the UK where people's surgeries and such are put off so long that a simple procedure becomes major and much riskier.

Posted by: buzzion at April 11, 2020 11:34 PM (Z7lwY)


I'm already in that leaky boat.

I have to have surgery soon. The battery in my ICD is close to its expiration date. Originally, the surgery would have been sometime in May/early June. But thanks to basically closing down all 'unnecessary' surgeries, I have been postponed.

Messaged my electrician cardiologist about scheduling sometime in mid August to late September now just to get me in the booking rotation. He told me that the time frame is correct as my device's battery will start warning the battery life is nearing the end or, as the Doc wrote, 'the light goes on', meaning a warning light, but they are not scheduling any surgeries now and for the foreseeable future. He can only watch my readouts to make sure I still have battery life left. If I get shocked, that battery life gets chewed up much faster.

I might not die directly from the Wuhan Flu, but I might die peripherally from the Wuhan Flu. I hate this kabuki health theater shutdown crap.

Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 11:57 PM (Y8PSl)

456 On the radio I keep hearing "The New Normal"
Yeah, our overlords aren't going to want to give up the control over our lives.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 11, 2020 11:57 PM (+lVUW)

457 454 Insom, as mentioned upthread, keep the head down for 2 weeks. Good Luck. I was lucky to find the job I have now. They are actually very nice attys to work for. The best I've worked for in my over 25 yrs in the biz.
Posted by: Infidel at April 11, 2020 11:56 PM (nvc6v)

Thanks! This seems like a good group, so I am hopeful.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:57 PM (NWiLs)

458 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 11, 2020 11:53 PM (Rz2Nc)

Birks basically said the directed CDC protocol is to ignore underlying factors and declare all deceased persons with CV-19 to be tallied as CV deaths !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:58 PM (BiNEL)

459 I had to click on the link out of curiosity over what a Pot Noodle tub is.

Damn limey bastards. Speak English for God's sake.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 11, 2020 11:58 PM (tMctm)

460 Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to remake the world in MY image, for Christ's sake?
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (CUU+W)

I needed a laugh and by ME I've never laughed harder.

Posted by: The LAWD Yo GAWD at April 11, 2020 11:58 PM (DZRVc)

461 Which the peasants in this area call FRUNOBULAX
(Apparently a very large poodle dog)
Has just been seen approaching The Power Plant
Bullets can't stop it
Rockets can't stop it
We may have to use NUCLEAR FORCE!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 11, 2020 10:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

Heh.

In that vein, here is a guy who is not Frank Zappa, but who apparently took a deep, deep, draught of Zappatude, Joe Hall and the Continental Drift, with "Vampire Beavers". It's a keeper, folks:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=LWmvL6b5G6k

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2020 11:59 PM (miJU3)

462 Good for you, I hope this proves to be a great opportunity for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:30 PM (BiNEL)

Thank you Hrothgar!!!!

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2020 11:59 PM (zhDMZ)

463 Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (CUU+W)

Brother, I've been in that pit. Hang in there and remember that you've got us.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 12, 2020 12:00 AM (NWiLs)

464 I'm going to pray for you, Brother Tim.
Posted by: Ladyl


Thanks. Make sure to say 'em for the rest of the world too. After all, I'm used to this misery, but most folks aren't...

Look, I can take this shit. Like I say, it's home turf for me.

Pity all the poor folks who AREN'T like me. They knew something different. How much more does it hurt for them? I'm just kinda numb.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 12, 2020 12:00 AM (CUU+W)

465 Telemedicine is here to stay and support personnel positions are becoming a thing of the past.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (Lhcx9)

I've done one such session so far and have two more coming up. They seem worthless to me.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:02 AM (BiNEL)

466 The trouble is this will take a while to get the data. It takes a while for all the data to get reported and collected.

For this Wuflu, we should see a spike above normal. That will tell the truth on how bad it really way. If someone is playing games, that spike won't be as bad.

And, if you note a drop in overall mortality after this thing over,that will tell you that it just killed some people off who were going to die anyway just a little bit earlier.

You will able to figure out the true excess deaths caused by WuFlu and how bad it really was.

It will just take months to a year to get the data to do that properly.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (rCwaK)


Gateway Pundit says overall deaths in the US in March were down 15% from the previous 4 year average for the same time period.

https://tinyurl.com/r7779ra

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:03 AM (tMctm)

467
I have a younger brother who basically told us all to go fuck ourselves and broke off all contact years ago. He was always kind of a dick so frankly I don't miss him, but I know my parents are still affected by it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (NWiLs)


These family estrangement stories are heartbreaking.

But we have one in my family.

My beautiful niece, who has borderline personality disorder, hasn't spoken to her father (my younger brother) in four years. It has nearly destroyed my brother.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 12, 2020 12:03 AM (TdMsT)

468 444 Hundreds of health care employees are being laid off in Portland because there is nothing for them to do.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 11, 2020 11:51 PM (I2/tG)



Telemedicine is here to stay and support personnel positions are becoming a thing of the past.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 11:55 PM (Lhcx9)

So if my ear hurts, how does the doctor look in my ear? And I still cant pull up Zoom on a bet. And I half don't want to.

I can see the positives of tele medicine but over all it seems like a way to crank up billable hours.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:04 AM (hHxp2)

469 Oh Lord, it's just been revealed that the NIH gave the Wuhan Bio lab a $3.7M grant to study bat viruses.

So....Wuhan lab that fucked up and leaked the bat virus may have been using US taxpayer to do so.
Posted by: publius

--

My wife asked if Fauci, in the course of his work, knew about this.

Sorry - it took me a few minutes to quit laughing.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:05 AM (Y4EXg)

470
My wife asked if Fauci, in the course of his work, knew about this.

Sorry - it took me a few minutes to quit laughing.stop loading
Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:05 AM (Y4EXg)

Just thinkin' is all

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:06 AM (aA3+G)

471 The battery in my ICD is close to its expiration date. Originally, the surgery would have been sometime in May/early June. But thanks to basically closing down all 'unnecessary' surgeries, I have been postponed.


RickZ, just how the f*ckity f*ck do they figure your battery replacement surgery is "UNNECESSARY"?

Rly?! Oh, this is just so far beyond bullsh!t...

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:06 AM (whOIk)

472 These family estrangement stories are heartbreaking.

But we have one in my family.

My beautiful niece, who has borderline personality disorder, hasn't spoken to her father (my younger brother) in four years. It has nearly destroyed my brother.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 12, 2020 12:03 AM (TdMsT)

That's awful. BPD is a horrible, horrible thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (NWiLs)

473 Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:05 AM (Y4EXg)

"There are no coincidences!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (BiNEL)

474
Telemedicine is here to stay and support personnel positions are becoming a thing of the past.
Posted by: ALH

I've done one such session so far and have two more coming up. They seem worthless to me.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


I have an upcoming dermatologist appointment which has been changed to "televisit." Not sure what that means. Don't have a smart phone or a camera and microphone for my desktop. They'll examine my skin over the regular audio telephone?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

475 Mis Hum

RE: celebrity endorsements:

Lawrence Olivier did a TV commercial for Polaroid. However, the contract he signed provided that the commercial could never be shown in Britain.

Posted by: mnw at April 12, 2020 12:08 AM (Cssks)

476 Just thinkin' is all
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:06 AM (aA3+G)

Almost enough to make you think Weasel hasn't been kidding!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (BiNEL)

477 on the surface, telemedicine looks like a good way to let doctors get paid to keep prescribing the same thing to long term patients they have been taking for years. It saves both sides time if the doctor wont just renew the script from a pharmacists call.

I am sure there is more to it but that is my guess at this juncture.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (hHxp2)

478 Posted by: RickZ at April 11, 2020 11:57 PM (Y8PSl)

Car battery and jumper cables clamped onto your nipples will recharge it.

Saw it on YouTube. Looked legit.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (DZRVc)

479 You'll know her when you see her. Binoculars in one hand and a cell phone in the other with a speed dial to the cops

Posted by: kbdabear at April 11, 2020 11:13 PM (qAR6u)


There is an Argentine Blogger named Fabio who recently wrote an article about the Pandemic Neofacism, and the appearance of the Balcony Police.

If nothing else, it is a reminder that this concern about government overreach is everywhere.

https://www.fabio.com.ar/8032#comments181999

anyhow, it is all in Spanish and in Argentine Spanish to boot

Posted by: Kindltot at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (WyVLE)

480 Same thing happened in my family with my middle sister, whom I always got along well with. It's been 20 years or so since there has been any contact and I have no clue why.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (s9Eo

Geez. People just do inexplicable shit sometimes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (NWiLs)

481 476 Just thinkin' is all
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:06 AM (aA3+G)

Almost enough to make you think Weasel hasn't been kidding!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:09 AM (BiNEL)


You mean he's serious?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:10 AM (aA3+G)

482 Birks basically said the directed CDC protocol is to ignore underlying factors and declare all deceased persons with CV-19 to be tallied as CV deaths !
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2020 11:58 PM (BiNEL)

Not exactly, the latest directive is for anyone in a nursing home in a wing that one case has been detected, count all deaths as China virus, no test needed. The wing I'm talking about is basically hospice care, they have five or deaths every week, pre China virus, that hasn't changed, but now they all count in China virus stats. The state will reach their death quota.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 12, 2020 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

483 Went to the store today wearing a T-shirt that reads in big letters "Wuhan University". Also, wore a red bandana as a mask and a broad-brimmed cowboy hat low over my eyes just like Clint Eastwood wore in "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". Was tired of staying at home bored, plus Kitty kept beating me at Monopoly (see Pet Thread pict).
Posted by: George Kaplan


Some dope on a local site said that people shouldn't be going to the grocery store as an outing. I think her name was Karen.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:11 AM (+lVUW)

484 I have an upcoming dermatologist appointment which has been changed to "televisit." Not sure what that means. Don't have a smart phone or a camera and microphone for my desktop. They'll examine my skin over the regular audio telephone?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

---------

Just no alcohol. If surgery is indicated, you'll need a steady hand.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 12, 2020 12:11 AM (XVuno)

485 I haven't talked to my little bro for well over a year. It's horrible because we used to be so close. I haven't been forwarding his bank statements because I have no idea where he is. The bank is a credit union that you must be a resident of the state to be a member. He hasn't been for 2 yrs.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 12:11 AM (nvc6v)

486 They'll examine my skin over the regular audio telephone?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

Rub the mouth piece over your face.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:11 AM (DZRVc)

487 I can see the positives of tele medicine but over all it seems like a way to crank up billable hours.

Telemedicine strikes me as pretty worthless. I've e-mailed my doctor a couple of times with questions, but when I come in for my annual physical, I need to be physically examined.

E-mail is efficient - it allows precise answers, and doesn't require the doc to block out time for an "appointment".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (I2/tG)

488 There's a store near me that has these mousse desserts in the refrigerated section. That mousse fits my definition of "essential".

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (+lVUW)

489 OMG don't talk about brothers. I have a much older one who decided I showed him up with my choice of mate and he decided to make a big deal of not "accepting" it to the rest of my family - for a bogus reason I won't get into - all completely behind my back.

Then he once very coyly and passive aggressively insulted her (she was not yet my wife) to me on the phone to see if I would sit back and take it - so he could justify to himself all the behind my back shit-talking he'd done. I told him in no uncertain terms to watch what he says about _____. I'm generally extremely passive, he's a hotheaded leftard bully. He didn't like it, and claimed it meant I had "changed".

I didn't invite him to the wedding so he had no chance to make a big show of rejecting the invitation. This was in 1999. Later I did try very sincerely to make amends without even making him apologize, and honestly meaning to leave the past in the past.

He shoved my amends back in my face, as bullies do. Have not talked to him in nearly 20 years. Don't miss him. He's poison. And he's a pussy. And from what I hear he's apparently more leftarded than ever. Thinks Trump is a dictator who is going to gas the Jews the first chance he gets.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (zhDMZ)

490 I knew the Drudge Report got bad. I had no idea that they were manufacturing 100% bullshit headlines, now.

"FEDS COVER UP NURSING HOME DEATHS", they scream.

Except, when you read the NBC news article (which does not carry such a ridiculous headline), you realize that there is absolutely no fucking cover-up of anything. At all. Even remotely. There sure are a whole lot of "enemies of the people" that may need to be dealt with when the dust has finally settled.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (I99aF)

491 Goodnight all!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 12, 2020 12:14 AM (Rz2Nc)

492 I say poo to the anal toilet.
Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2020 10:27 PM (Lhcx9)

Anyone else wonder why Salvador Dali got to be such an expert of assholes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 12:14 AM (miJU3)

493
Man, I about lost it this morning. The old lady was telling me about how she was happy the news was highlighting people doing good deeds for one another, because it's "positive."

I laughed so hard I almost puked. I probably would have if I weren't on an empty stomach. I told her that these selfsame people stirred up a panic that destroyed the lives of thousands if not millions of Americans. That they are so very, very far from "positive" that I'm not even sure if the word "negative" is sufficient as an antonym.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 12, 2020 12:14 AM (hDNne)

494 Daily Mail story on NIH funding:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211291

They seem to be the only ones much reporting this. Matt Gaetz is quoted responding.

Now, get this. The NIH funding was specifically for going and getting these damned bats and investigating and experimenting with the viruses they carry.

So, it may well be that US money actually funded what led to this outbreak. Paying incompetent Chicoms to fuck around with bat viruses.

Yes, heads need to roll. Firing squads maybe.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:15 AM (rCwaK)

495 And in Chicago and Baltimore, but that's not important right now!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


So if someone comes into ER with a bullet wound and coughs before they croak, does that qualify as a Chinese Plague death?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:15 AM (+lVUW)

496 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:07 AM (aKsyK)

We are rapidly approaching the NHS quality of health care.

My directions tell me to take my temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate in advance of the tele appointment. At least these are doable dos, but "describe the irregular multicolored growth on your back" seems to be a bit much to ask.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:15 AM (BiNEL)

497 488 There's a store near me that has these mousse desserts in the refrigerated section. That mousse fits my definition of "essential".
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (+lVUW)

ALL DESSERTS ARE ESSENTIAL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

498 *sigh* I dislike being hundreds of comments behind.

qdpsteve has probably been ably answered, but, 'way back there, he pondered:
Did Pilate ever consider having Jesus exiled rather than executed?...

Exiled. Hahaha. Exiled rabble-rousers have a bad tendency to return. Romans knew how to control that.

And anyway, Pilate tried to get the crowd to choose to free Barabbas or Jesus. Bad move, painting himself into that corner. Pilate was asshoe.

But mostly...

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Of course, this doesn't necessarily indicate that he had to be tortured and die by one of the most excruciating tortures ever devised by diabolical humankind. Just that he had to die for the Spirit of Truth to reach us.

But who among us gets to choose the manner and time of our demise, eh?

Took me 'way too long to search Bible Gateway for that one verse!
____

Bonus passage for Easter

John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (/DNWp)

499 My directions tell me to take my temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate in advance of the tele appointment. At least these are doable dos, but "describe the irregular multicolored growth on your back" seems to be a bit much to ask.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

---

You are going to hate the prostate exam portion of the televisit.

Trust me.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (Y4EXg)

500 RickZ, just how the f*ckity f*ck do they figure your battery replacement surgery is "UNNECESSARY"?

Rly?! Oh, this is just so far beyond bullsh!t...

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:06 AM (whOIk)


That it is, in spades.

I have a friend on Staten Island who has bought into the 'end of the world' bullshit. She hates it when I start on how the Wuhan Flu is real, but the hoax is the overreaction due to juicing up the death toll numbers and worst case modeling scenarios. I keep telling her this is just a bad flu, not the fucking Bubonic Plague. Do we really need to be told to wash our hands often while shutting down the country? Be told you must wear a mask to go grocery shopping when no masks are even available? Common fucking sense is dead.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2020 12:17 AM (Y8PSl)

501 >> down 15% from the previous 4 year average for the same time period.

That may be more due to reporting delays. There is a lag before all the death data gets collected. I saw a caution about that somewhere.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:17 AM (rCwaK)

502 Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (I99aF)

Drudge *spit* turned to shit a long time ago.

And his site is quite literally unreadable since it's set to autoreload every few seconds to boost his clicks.

Fuck Drudge.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:18 AM (DZRVc)

503 E-mail is efficient - it allows precise answers, and doesn't require the doc to block out time for an "appointment".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 12, 2020 12:13 AM (I2/tG)

agreed, that is a good feature of modern medicine. They can inform you when you need x or y too. And some tests can be done remotely.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:18 AM (hHxp2)

504 Here are the actual CDC reporting protocol instructions issued to doctors, if you are interested.

Essentially if your death resulted from symptoms consistent with COVID and they can ascertain that you were in contact or proximity with someone positive for COVID, the doc can declare it a COVID death even without testing.

Other than that, includes directives on how to classify COVID as an included contributing factor.

The real question is whether that official death clock over at the CDC is calculating based on COVID as a primary cause or just if COVID is listed in any way on the COD form.

My money is on the latter.

https://tinyurl.com/wxcnot6

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:19 AM (tMctm)

505 It is possible that Zappa and Spike Jones are related.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 12, 2020 12:19 AM (ePWRo)

506 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 12, 2020 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

Can't find the cdc papers right now but that's not the way I read it, it was a General not hospice specific directive

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:20 AM (BiNEL)

507 You are going to hate the prostate exam portion of the televisit.



Trust me.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (Y4EXg)

does it involve usb port?

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:20 AM (hHxp2)

508 Just wait till the government starts an anal database.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 11, 2020 10:35 PM (l2bVb)

Business opportunity: start marketing Obama-lips prostheses that can be glued over bungholes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 12:21 AM (miJU3)

509 why is the NIH funding projects in other countries?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:21 AM (G546f)

510 As we all happened to see it unfold.

The Genie is out of the bottle and you can't ever put the Motherfucker back in.

Posted by: DBCooper at April 12, 2020 12:22 AM (bttOm)

511 Yo, Arby's. If you are reading this you need to update your restaurant hours. I just wasted a 30 minute round trip to one of your locations because the internet said it was open until midnight. I even wasted time getting a shower and dressed to leave the house.

Posted by: Serious Cat, disappointed Arby's customer at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (zqs/f)

512
Better go get some of that butt botox and pucker rejuvenation therapy to be ready for telemedicine web cam close ups.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (rCwaK)

513 My directions tell me to take my temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate in advance of the tele appointment. At least these are doable dos, but "describe the irregular multicolored growth on your back" seems to be a bit much to ask.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

---

You are going to hate the prostate exam portion of the televisit.

Trust me.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (Y4EXg)

Wait...guys...GUYS!

At Home Gynecological Exam kits might finally be ready to become a reality.

I will establish The Moron Horde, LLC and begin receiving seed investments post haste.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (DZRVc)

514 Yep. They've basically canceled every "elective" procedure to make room for all those hundreds of thousands of Kung Flu patients that never actually materialized.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


My sister was treated for breast cancer and has a couple of spots on her lungs. At least one doctor has told her that cancer surgeries are put on hold. I didn't even know what to say to her.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (+lVUW)

515 Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (Y4EXg

First turn your phone camera on
Second place your phone in a ziplock baggie
Third...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (BiNEL)

516 does it involve usb port?
Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:20 AM (hHxp2)

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No.

USB ports deliver a maximum of 2.5W. Not nearly enough to power our devices.

We recommend a minimum of 2.5HP.

Posted by: Assram Industrial Prostate Probe Corp., LLC at April 12, 2020 12:24 AM (hDNne)

517 Wait....you put in pants to go to the Arby's drive-thru late night?

Is this guy new here?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:24 AM (tMctm)

518 I knew I never heard of this Zappa guy until a couple weeks ago. I couldn't figure out why the name ringed a bell but I knew it was not that guy. I was either thinking of Frankie Valli or Frankie Avalon from Grease.

There might have been a guy with a name like Zappa, something like that. But it was not Frank Zappa, for sure I had never heard the guy sing before this.

Now with all that said, I am going to try a song or two. That is fair.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:25 AM (hHxp2)

519 509 why is the NIH funding projects in other countries?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:21 AM (G546f)

Let's see how you handle it when you've got four trillion dollars burning a hole in your pocket.

Posted by: The US Government at April 12, 2020 12:26 AM (DZRVc)

520 why is the NIH funding projects in other countries?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:21 AM (G546f)

Didn't birks and Farci get street cred by working on HIV/AIDS in Africa?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:26 AM (BiNEL)

521 I know they are not "from Grease", or even from Greece, but they are in the soundtrack.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:27 AM (hHxp2)

522 I'm actually a lawyer, but I tell people that so they think I do something respectable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)


My dad considered becoming a lawyer, but then he heard that used car salesmen get more respect, and

the family business was born.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 12:27 AM (Z4rgH)

523 451 439
I would swallow my rage toward him if the Spirit led him to reconciliation while she was still alive. Prayers welcome, I guess. Hard for me to pray for him. As Jim said, phoenixgirl's story gives a glimmer of hope....
Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 11, 2020 11:48 PM (/DNWp)


What a sad thing.

I hope your brother has enough of a conscience to make amends while your mom is living.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 11, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

I have a younger brother who basically told us all to go fuck ourselves and broke off all contact years ago. He was always kind of a dick so frankly I don't miss him, but I know my parents are still affected by it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


Well, now I feel better about my family. We avoid open conflict. We just talk about people behind their backs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:27 AM (+lVUW)

524 I love Dole Whip. I think I'm gonna try that recipe.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 11, 2020 10:49 PM (XutXV)

If it's not stiff enough, you can add a little Viagra.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 12:27 AM (miJU3)

525 Yep. They've basically canceled every "elective" procedure to make room for all those hundreds of thousands of Kung Flu patients that never actually materialized.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

==

I think the worry was that ppl getting elective surgery would catch the wuflu
why not just segregate hospitals?
this hospital only does elective procedures and non respiratory illness
that hospital only takes wu flu

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:28 AM (G546f)

526 Re: "FEDS COVER UP NURSING HOME DEATHS"

Hmmm... thought it was only my state doing that...


And by that, I mean: they're not forthcoming with all relevant info of the deceased. NO other info such as other health issues, nursing home residency, &etc. Nope. Just average age, percent male vs female, total within each *wide-ranging* age group (

F*ckery. Manipulation for maximum fright/minimum information value.

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:29 AM (whOIk)

527 Let's see how you handle it when you've got four trillion dollars burning a hole in your pocket.

Posted by: The US Government at April 12, 2020 12:26 AM (DZRVc)


By next year, we'll be looking way back to 2019 as the Good Old Days, when the budget was ONLY $4 trillion per year.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 12:29 AM (Z4rgH)

528 Now with all that said, I am going to try a song or two. That is fair.
Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:25 AM (hHxp2)

--------

Don't go full strength all at once. Cut your first songs with some ABBA or REO Speedwagon so you can avoid a dangerous shock to your system.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 12, 2020 12:29 AM (XVuno)

529 Oh, yes, and one can click to find a racial breakdown of cases... B.F.D.!!!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:30 AM (whOIk)

530 Yes, heads need to roll. Firing squads maybe.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:15 AM (rCwaK)

Mistakes were made, but mandatory remedial competence training sessions (with embossed certificates) will ensure that you never hear of this again.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:30 AM (BiNEL)

531 Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:28 AM (G546f)

Stop trying to make sense, we don't have time for that now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:32 AM (BiNEL)

532 Don't go full strength all at once. Cut your first
songs with some ABBA or REO Speedwagon so you can avoid a dangerous
shock to your system.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 12, 2020 12:29 AM (XVuno)

lol, thanks for the tip. I tried a minute a few weeks ago and it was like the strongest Islay Scotch ever with some tar mixed in for fun. But i will honestly try it per your recommended dose.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:32 AM (hHxp2)

533 Oh, yes, and one can click to find a racial breakdown of cases... B.F.D.!!!
Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:30 AM (whOIk)

Women, children, illegals, and minorities hardest hit!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:33 AM (BiNEL)

534 Good night people, dawn is all too near!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (BiNEL)

535 Just got in, did I miss anything?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (SchxB)

536 475 Mis Hum

RE: celebrity endorsements:

Lawrence Olivier did a TV commercial for Polaroid. However, the contract he signed provided that the commercial could never be shown in Britain.

Posted by: mnw at April 12, 2020 12:08 AM (Cssks)



It used to be seen as pretty low brow for celebrities in the US to do commercials too. But they would all go to Japan and shoot commercials there. I think that thinking changed sometime after 2000 though.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (Z7lwY)

537

Now I see why so many Deep State types are keen to debunk the idea that Wuhan lab had anything to do with releasing this virus.

They were funding the damn thing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (rCwaK)

538 this hospital only does elective procedures and non respiratory illness
that hospital only takes wu flu

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:28 AM (G546f)


Because 404Care, that's why.

A doctor has to be accredited at a hospital to perform procedures/surgeries there. Not all docs are accredited at every local hospital. Then you have the problem of modern health insurance not being accepted at every hospital, like the good ol' pre-404Care days. Some hospitals, e.g., will not take 'new Medicare' patients.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2020 12:36 AM (Y8PSl)

539 Schlicter.

https://tinyurl.com/se4c25t

Kurt sure has an obscene sounding name.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:36 AM (DZRVc)

540 Just got in, did I miss anything?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (SchxB)

Easter is outlawed and everyone hates their siblings.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:38 AM (DZRVc)

541 REO Speedwagon was the worst concert I saw recently. When your son's fucking garage band is your opening act, just don't bother getting onstage. They sucked like a Bangkok whore late on her rent payment.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 12, 2020 12:38 AM (I99aF)

542 Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2020 12:36 AM (Y8PSl)

Bah. They can break all sorts of constitutional protections to lock ppl down but they can't make new hospital rules?

Btw, prayers for your heart gizmo and that you can get the surgery soon.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:38 AM (G546f)

543 Now I see why so many Deep State types are keen to debunk the idea that Wuhan lab had anything to do with releasing this virus.



They were funding the damn thing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:34 AM (rCwaK)

I got strongly rebuffed/insulted by one person on here for suggesting the American Left may have had anything to do with this. After years of careful observation and skepticism, there is zero I would put past them. Not a thing.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 12:39 AM (zhDMZ)

544 My sister was treated for breast cancer and has a couple of spots on her lungs. At least one doctor has told her that cancer surgeries are put on hold. I didn't even know what to say to her.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (+lVUW)

Good God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 12, 2020 12:39 AM (NWiLs)

545 My sister was treated for breast cancer and has a couple of spots on her lungs. At least one doctor has told her that cancer surgeries are put on hold. I didn't even know what to say to her.
Posted by: nerdygirl


To clarify, she'd already had the breast cancer surgery and the lung spots recently showed up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:40 AM (+lVUW)

546
Oh, yes, and one can click to find a racial breakdown of cases... B.F.D.!!!
Posted by: JQ

Women, children, illegals, and minorities hardest hit!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


I was tuning around on my FM tuner last night and ended up on an NPR station. They were having a "townhall" meeting on the virus. I tuned in just in time to hear them say that after the intermission they were going to discuss Covid-19's effect on climate change.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:42 AM (aKsyK)

547 Oh, nerdygirl, that's tragic!

Prayers up for your sister!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:42 AM (whOIk)

548 It's really hard to believe that Trump is that stupid and wants everyone overreacting.

It makes me wonder what if there is something they aren't telling us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:43 AM (tMctm)

549 507 You are going to hate the prostate exam portion of the televisit.



Trust me.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2020 12:16 AM (Y4EXg)

does it involve usb port?
Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 12:20 AM (hHxp2)

(digital voice) Hello. My name is Doctor Otter. I will be virtually examining your prostate today.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 12, 2020 12:44 AM (Vy7tf)

550 Feels like its been longer than a month of Zappa.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2020 12:44 AM (EZebt)

551

Chicoms are now censoring any research into the origins of the Wuhan virus. The govt. must review any such papers or findings before they are released. Violators will be shot, I assume.

Obviously, the have nothing to hide.

Yep, I am now in favor of flat repudiating the $1T in Ts the Chicoms hold.

Sorry, China, no repayment for you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:45 AM (rCwaK)

552 I tuned in just in time to hear them say that after
the intermission they were going to discuss Covid-19's effect on climate
change.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:42 AM

Oh, that's real. The Malthusians are jerking themselves raw over the lowered pollution levels in (formerly) industrial parts of the world. The gist of it is, "See how wonderful our environment is when we eliminate 90% of human activity? Let's make it permanent!"

When your family is starving, be sure to kill and eat a rich liberal.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 12, 2020 12:46 AM (I99aF)

553 My sister was treated for breast cancer and has a couple of spots on her lungs. At least one doctor has told her that cancer surgeries are put on hold. I didn't even know what to say to her.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:23 AM (+lVUW)

Good God.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


I'm hoping she misunderstood, or that it was one doctor running at the mouth.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2020 12:47 AM (+lVUW)

554 Sorry, China, no repayment for you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:45 AM (rCwaK)

....

One wonders if that wasn't the end-game to begin with. Global currency reset.

**adjusts tin foil hat**

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:48 AM (tMctm)

555 nerdygitl, and anyone else facing cancer (for themselves or loved ones) see if fenbendazole (Panacur) is worth trying
it's a dog dewormer, but it also sometimes seems to work.against some cancers
I know rickl was trying it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:48 AM (G546f)

556 Of course, once we pull that, neither China nor anyone else will buy our debt again. We'll actually HAVE to balance our damn budgets for a change.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 12, 2020 12:49 AM (I99aF)

557 Feels like its been longer than a month of Zappa.

It has been, but it's better than Yoko so shush!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:50 AM (whOIk)

558 548 It's really hard to believe that Trump is that stupid and wants everyone overreacting.

It makes me wonder what if there is something they aren't telling us.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:43 AM (tMctm)



Trump I think is ready to get things opened up. But he is limited in what he can actually do because he is not a dictator.


So the big issue is the bureaucrats at the CDC putting out recommendations and the shithead governments taking a heavy hand in forcing them on people.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 12:50 AM (Z7lwY)

559 covid19 shutdowns has decreased global warming
and yet the same number of cows are still farting

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 12, 2020 12:50 AM (G546f)

560 Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2020 12:44 AM (EZebt)

Feelings

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 12:50 AM (aA3+G)

561 *Still researching on ways to produce a cheap yet effective speculum for home use*

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 12:51 AM (DZRVc)

562 I was tuning around on my FM tuner last night and ended up on an NPR station. They were having a "townhall" meeting on the virus. I tuned in just in time to hear them say that after the intermission they were going to discuss Covid-19's effect on climate change.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2020 12:42 AM (aKsyK)

exactly zero. Seeing as "climate change" is a fiction.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 12:53 AM (miJU3)

563
DM is now saying that BoJo was in much worse condition than they said, and they feared he was near death.

He was supposed to have gone to the hospital 4 days before he did, doctors had insisted, but he refused. Believe or not, they all want to be Churchill and "press on", stiff upper lip, etc, etc. BoJo was bad about that.

BoJo's pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds, received a classified call that his conditioning was worsening and to expect the worst. They were sure he was going to be put on a ventilator, and that would likely be the end of him

Carrie wrote BoJo a letter which included the latest scan of their child.

BoJo almost didn't make it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:55 AM (rCwaK)

564 So, just took a little walk down to the park/pond with the closed sign. It's wide open, sidewalk around the pond on maybe an acre. The gestapo city put it up. It wouldn't come out of the ground so it's flat now. Tell me just how someone could be hurt on a flat sidewalk around a little pond, no picnic tables, no play equipment. just open space.


I'm fed up.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 12:56 AM (nvc6v)

565 I wonder what losing 10-12% of the Boomers in the most expensive Medicare years of their lives and not having to pay SS benefits to them would do to our federal deficit?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 12:56 AM (tMctm)

566 Of course, once we pull that, neither China nor anyone else will buy our debt again. We'll actually HAVE to balance our damn budgets for a change.

You say that as if it's a bad thing.

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:57 AM (whOIk)

567 >> Of course, once we pull that, neither China nor anyone else will buy our debt again. We'll actually HAVE to balance our damn budgets for a change.

This is indeed a nuclear option. The US has never defaulted or repudiated its debt. Talk about a Black Swan event.

However, these are different circumstances. The key would be the rest of the world would have to be onboard. And the Chicoms may have pissed everyone off enough to make that happen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:58 AM (rCwaK)

568 But, the one block city park across the street from the cop shop is full of vagrants and that's a okay.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:00 AM (nvc6v)

569 I spent a couple hours watching some documentary about my Dad and his units fighting the Chinese at Chosin Reservoir and the frozen hell it was.

He did his best. Did talk about it too. Taught us kids to shoot. Said it's it's on our doorstep. He was right.

Posted by: DBCooper at April 12, 2020 01:00 AM (bttOm)

570 Trump I think is ready to get things opened up. But he is limited in what he can actually do because he is not a dictator.


So the big issue is the bureaucrats at the CDC putting out recommendations and the shithead governments taking a heavy hand in forcing them on people.
Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 12:50 AM (Z7lwY)

Actually, all Trump has to do is say, 'I am going to follow my Oath, and protect and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. Mayors do NOT get to take away your Civil Rights.'

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2020 01:01 AM (NgKpN)

571 Trump is trapped because it's an election year. He has been given little political room to maneuver because the DNCleftmedia is waiting to hang this around his neck a la Bush and Katrina, Bush and Iraq.

He knows it and has known from the start. He probably does also want to protect people but there is not much he can do other than go with the flow until the numbers naturally start coming down (and even with all the lying, they will come down).

Every other country wants to lie their numbers down. We're the only country who wants to lie them up so people can get paid and blame it on Trump. It's insane.

The best thing for us - and for freedom as we know it in America - is for Trump to be reelected. Period. That is (unfortunately) job #1 and if you don't realize it yet because of these shitty circumstances, you will at the beginning of November when all this is mostly a memory and the pure terror of what happens if he loses sinks in.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 01:01 AM (zhDMZ)

572

Our family ( all 8 of us) will be having Easter dinner as usual.
There's travel involved, don't care one bit about being prohibited, we are a FAMILY.

And with that, let me say goodnight, and wish for all of you an Easter blessed in all ways.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 12, 2020 01:03 AM (KATBx)

573 117 My money's on Avenatti expiring from cardiac arrest secondary to cocaine overdose and autoerotic asphyxiation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 11, 2020

----

So, COVID then?

Posted by: TheHoser at April 12, 2020 01:03 AM (VRTwp)

574 ... No, the best thing to do is get going back to work and tell the progs to f off. Otherwise this is going to be their mo going forward.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM (nvc6v)

575 Don't like Zappa Month?

Correct. I don't like experiencing one full Moon Unit of Zappa.
Oh...was that a rhetorical question?
Still a no.

Posted by: Downcast at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM (xgpfE)

576 China is asshoe - asshoe now recognized by software.



Time for this webworker to retire for the night.

Several possibly vaguely amusing recent webworks, click the nic to critiq.

God bless everybody.

And Judas Iscariot did kill himself! Judas was asshoe.

ZZZzzzz___ . . .

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM (/DNWp)

577 I wonder what losing 10-12% of the Boomers in the most expensive Medicare years of their lives and not having to pay SS benefits to them would do to our federal deficit?

Probably not a damned thing, it all being *more than* offset by extra UI, 'stimulus payments' and corporate welfare that just got signed into law...

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM (whOIk)

578 566 Of course, once we pull that, neither China nor anyone else will buy our debt again. We'll actually HAVE to balance our damn budgets for a change.

You say that as if it's a bad thing.
Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 12:57 AM (whOIk)


EHRMAGERD! FISCAL AUSTERITER!!

And with that I am out of gas. I bid you goodnight, pleasant dreams and a joyous and happy Easter.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 12, 2020 01:05 AM (NWiLs)

579 Yep, I am now in favor of flat repudiating the $1T in Ts the Chicoms hold.

Sorry, China, no repayment for you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 12:45 AM (rCwaK
------------------

China, you go now!

I guess it wasn't enough to off poor Dr. Li and the other whistleblowers who tried to warn the world about this deadly new virus. I wonder what has happened to the doctors in China who wrote the article in a university journal describing the virus.

Posted by: Boots at April 12, 2020 01:05 AM (oGBso)

580 Well they definitely couldn't shake consumer sentiment several months back with their recession, recession, recession talk on the boob-tube.

A global pandemic and forecasted economic gloom will definitely make people curtail their activity, especially if you just shut down the stores.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 01:05 AM (tMctm)

581 Correct. I don't like experiencing one full Moon Unit of Zappa.



Posted by: Downcast at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM

You really don't know what you're missing.

Posted by: Rob Zombie at April 12, 2020 01:07 AM (I99aF)

582 Frank Zappa
America The Beautiful - 8
Cosmik Debris - 6 , the best parts were when he was not singing. But it reminded me of Hank Jr. Singing this but Hank is better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLXbpE8nsD0

God Bless America - 4
I might not like Zappa just yet, but I do like Mis Hum. I am going to try some more and with an open mind. Now bear in mind, I only like two kinds of music. No reason to add the kicker there, everyone gets it.




Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 01:08 AM (hHxp2)

583 I'm out.

Night y'all.

He is Risen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2020 01:08 AM (tMctm)

584 But, the one block city park across the street from the cop shop is full of vagrants and that's a okay.


Napalm could help with that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 01:09 AM (SchxB)

585 Terrific free documentary on YouTube called "AlphaGo" about an AI program playing the world champ.

Posted by: TheHoser at April 12, 2020 01:09 AM (VRTwp)

586 ... No, the best thing to do is get going back to
work and tell the progs to f off. Otherwise this is going to be their
mo going forward.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:04 AM (nvc6v)

*Trump* can't order that, though. He will be blamed for every death/illness after that. It will work, and he will be out of a job in November and we will be fucked beyond measure. Because after that they will use any MO they want to at that point, including trapping you in your house *and* shutting your internet off. Because that's what President Hillary would be doing right now. Shutting you off for spreading Russian Disinformation. Shutting Ace down for same.

This is a matter of riding it out the next few weeks. It's not like America is the only country going through this right now. People are more accepting because it's a world crisis.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 01:09 AM (zhDMZ)

587 Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 01:08 AM (hHxp2)

Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2020 01:14 AM (aA3+G)

588 Napalm could help with that.

hmmm. Quieter than a whiff of grapeshot, but smells worse. imao.

Posted by: Adriane the Spaghetti Code Critic ... at April 12, 2020 01:14 AM (LPnfS)

589 This is a matter of riding it out the next few weeks. It's not like America is the only country going through this right now. People are more accepting because it's a world crisis.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 01:09

There are places in this Country where people don't live stacked 40 stories high.

Not everyone needs locked down.

I'm not giving up my freedom.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:15 AM (nvc6v)

590 https://tinyurl.com/twgsnp5

Slate: "A quarantine fling with my roommate has me questioning my sexuality"

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 01:15 AM (DZRVc)

591 "Essential" industry update from Iowa.
Back to the factory with the full crew on Monday. Mgmt plans on a 1-week shakedown, and then the support departments go back to online support from home while the production, maintenance, and quality assurance departments stay on site. It sound like that's our plan until May.

Posted by: Downcast at April 12, 2020 01:15 AM (xgpfE)

592 G'night, Insom.

A Blessed Easter to you too.

p.s. Good luck w/your new job!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 01:17 AM (whOIk)

593
I am confident this event is going to have serious repercussion for the Chicoms. Whether it will go as far as repudiation of Ts, I don't know, but it's going to be something. China has screwed the pooch and pissed off a lot of govts.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 01:17 AM (rCwaK)

594 589 This is a matter of riding it out the next few weeks. It's not like America is the only country going through this right now. People are more accepting because it's a world crisis.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 01:09

There are places in this Country where people don't live stacked 40 stories high.

Not everyone needs locked down.

I'm not giving up my freedom.
Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:15 AM (nvc6v)

We are now at 50 Cases, for a population of 274,000 in my rural county in California.

But the hysteria and rules will be driven by what is happening in the big cities.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2020 01:18 AM (NgKpN)

595 589 This is a matter of riding it out the next few weeks. It's not like America is the only country going through this right now. People are more accepting because it's a world crisis.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 01:09

a few weeks? That is absolute idiocy. the New York centric media wants to shut down the entire country just because New York has a problem. Fuck New York, a few more days at most for us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:18 AM (V2Yro)

596 Well, I got some good construction work done today. Framed up the big hole in the side of the single-wide where it makes a doorway to the main entry room of the house. The opening was about 7 feet, and I narrowed it down to five. Cut some spare "trailer tin", and screwed it to the outside wall of the trailer, mainly to backstop the insulation.

Stuffed it with insulation, and cut and screwed on a piece of quarter-inch plywood backing board for the thin wall paneling. And then cut, fit, and glued up the last two pieces of wall paneling for that long wall. The wall looks vastly better than it used to do. Eventually, it will get a crown molding, a baseboard, and narrow battens over the joints between panels, but all in due course.

One, and just one, of the panels I glued up yesterday has popped free of the underlying wall. All that holds it are the finishing nails at the top and bottom edges. Must have let the contact cement dry too long before placing the panel. I guess I will pull it off and re-glue it in the course of hanging the 5 sheets for the opposite wall. I think I will have just enough contact cement to finish the job, but if I don't, I can get a quart. Won't need another entire gallon.

My glue brush has lasted me several days now by dint of me wrapping it tightly with aluminum foil, and then placing it in a plastic bag and sucking out as much air as I can. Keeps the solvent from evaporating, and the glue in the bristles remains fluid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 01:19 AM (miJU3)

597 Abbott is gonna start opening Texas back up in about a week. Once Texas and a couple other states get going, all of the states that are shut down are gonna start getting a whole lot of heat when they see there's no big surge of deaths here, nothing much happening at all.

New York and New Orleans should have been quarantined. For the rest of us, this has all been a gigantic fraud. The Death numbers are faked, we ain't even gonna have 40,000 in this country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:21 AM (V2Yro)

598 My glue brush has lasted me several days now by dint of me wrapping it tightly with aluminum foil, and then placing it in a plastic bag and sucking out as much air as I can. Keeps the solvent from evaporating, and the glue in the bristles remains fluid.

Think that could work for paintbrushes? Might need to do some more painting soon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 01:22 AM (SchxB)

599 Now, get this. The NIH funding was specifically for going and getting
these damned bats and investigating and experimenting with the viruses
they carry.



So, it may well be that US money actually funded what led to
this outbreak. Paying incompetent Chicoms to fuck around with bat
viruses.



Yes, heads need to roll. Firing squads maybe.

---
Wow.
So the CDC's inflated numbers in order to dupe Trump and the governors into shutting everything down wasn't about saving our lives. It was about limiting the blood on their hands when the time came for "someone must pay."

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2020 01:23 AM (kOpft)

600
597 Abbott is gonna start opening Texas back up in about a week. Once Texas and a couple other states get going, all of the states that are shut down are gonna start getting a whole lot of heat when they see there's no big surge of deaths here, nothing much happening at all.

New York and New Orleans should have been quarantined. For the rest of us, this has all been a gigantic fraud. The Death numbers are faked, we ain't even gonna have 40,000 in this country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:21 AM (V2Yro)



I bet that's why so many went and extended it to the end of April beginning of May, and some later. Because they know people are going to start getting pissed if they keep piecemealing these extensions. Just wait til they discover people are going to be pissed that they try and extend it again or even refuse to start rolling it back.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 01:24 AM (Z7lwY)

601 I got strongly rebuffed/insulted by one person on here for suggesting the American Left may have had anything to do with this. After years of careful observation and skepticism, there is zero I would put past them. Not a thing.
Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 12:39 AM (zhDMZ)

now that is something I agree with you about completely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:25 AM (V2Yro)

602 Good on you AOP. Have been going through things in the garage that has 45 years of storage. Don't thing the kids or I will have to buy paint brush/other.supplies in our lifetime,

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:25 AM (nvc6v)

603 https://tinyurl.com/v63tejo

Governor Abbot expected to issue executive order on reopening businesses.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 01:26 AM (DZRVc)

604 Abbott is gonna start opening Texas back up in about
a week. Once Texas and a couple other states get going, all of the
states that are shut down are gonna start getting a whole lot of heat
when they see there's no big surge of deaths here, nothing much
happening at all.



New York and New Orleans should have been quarantined. For the rest
of us, this has all been a gigantic fraud. The Death numbers are
faked, we ain't even gonna have 40,000 in this country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:21 AM (V2Yro)

I don't know the details and I do care about those who are sick and I know you do as well. But I think you are right, it will be Texas leading the way and others will follow. We have way too many followers these days and CNN should not be leading anything. Someone has to do something proactive.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 01:27 AM (hHxp2)

605 Now that the news is getting out that a bunch of doctors and nurses are being let go because there's no work for them at the hospitals, LIVs are realizing that the world isn't on fire and that we are not going to be seeing serfs with horse carts on every street calling "bring out your dead".
Also outside of New York and Detroit, the vast majority deaths are at crappy retirement homes with poor track records of keeping the clients alive at the best of times.

Posted by: Downcast at April 12, 2020 01:27 AM (xgpfE)

606 Fuck New York,
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:18 AM (V2Yro)

To my ears you speak like the classic poets of olde.

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 01:29 AM (DZRVc)

607 But the hysteria and rules will be driven by what is happening in the big cities.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2020 01:18 AM (NgKpN)

that is dumb. A bunch of people need to rethink why they live stacked up in those cities. They wont because they think the people that care about what it cool, think it is cool. Our present society is so vapid in many ways.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 01:30 AM (hHxp2)

608 Slate: "A quarantine fling with my roommate has me questioning my sexuality"
Posted by: Robert

In the Navy...

Posted by: The Village People at April 12, 2020 01:31 AM (xgpfE)

609 608 Slate: "A quarantine fling with my roommate has me questioning my sexuality"
Posted by: Robert

In the Navy...



Posted by: The Village People at April 12, 2020 01:31 AM (xgpfE)



Apparently you have it all wrong. It's written by a girl that thought she was a lesbian, and banged her male roommate

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 01:34 AM (Z7lwY)

610 I suspect or at least hope Abbot is working with Trump to get the train rolling again. I wish Desantis would do the same. I am already setting appointments with new customers for the first week of May otherwise our business is caput. Plus I am beginning to give a piece of my mind no holds barred to idiots like my leftist sister who thinks the worst of Trump for wanting to open the economy back up. She is the classical example of book smart but absolutely no common sense + a high dose of love for other peoples money.

Posted by: Floridachick at April 12, 2020 01:35 AM (v7GH2)

611 Think that could work for paintbrushes? Might need to do some more painting soon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 01:22 AM (SchxB)


Sure. My standard technique for a multi-day paint job is at the end of the day, leave the brush with a bit of wet paint in it, place it in a freezer baggie with the handle sticking out, and use twist ties to 'seal' the baggie to the handle.

It'll be good to go the next time you use it. Saves on cleanup time too. I've gone as long as 2 weeks between uses of the brush. I even put it in a baggie if I'm taking a short break of an hour or so.

When cleaning the brush, use warm water and a squirt of Dawn or similar. Rinse the hell out of it; it's leftover resin from the latex that causes the brush to become stiff. When done, just take it outside and shake out any remaining water.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 01:37 AM (Z4rgH)

612 Frank Zappa-
Montana 7 instrumentals, 3 lyrics. I could see David Walliams giving this the Golden Buzzer. I get it is supposed to be ironic or alternative. But what could they have done with real lyrics? I guess that was not their bag.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 01:44 AM (hHxp2)

613 Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 01:37

I do something similar, use an old plastic grocery bag for an extended job. Clean same way and there is always a fence post to to get the water out.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2020 01:45 AM (nvc6v)

614 "I got strongly rebuffed/insulted by one person on here for suggesting the American Left may have had anything to do with this."

It's almost axiomatic at this point. It's the fucking lefties, all the way down. Every bad thing is either caused or amplified by lefties, globally.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 12, 2020 01:45 AM (6mw4g)

615 Apparently you have it all wrong. It's written by a girl that thought she was a lesbian, and banged her male roommate
Posted by: buzzion

Like the Playboy magazines of my youth, I don't read the articles.

Posted by: The Village People at April 12, 2020 01:46 AM (xgpfE)

616 615 Apparently you have it all wrong. It's written by a girl that thought she was a lesbian, and banged her male roommate
Posted by: buzzion

Like the Playboy magazines of my youth, I don't read the articles.

Posted by: The Village People at April 12, 2020 01:46 AM (xgpfE)



Like the hustler magazines of my youth I read far enough to figure out if it was a lesbian story.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 01:48 AM (Z7lwY)

617 she was a lesbian, and banged her male roommate 
Posted by: buzzion


Finally, proper use of the verb "banged". Dudes bang chicks, not the other way around.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 12, 2020 01:50 AM (6mw4g)

618

Folks, I've been reading about this NIH funding of coronvirus research, and this is getting pretty... well, down a rabbit.

SOme of this research is what is called "GOF", gain of function. What is done is to deliberately enhance a virus to make it more infectious in humans. Is this for bioweapons? No (but it would have benefit it to it). The main purpose is to learn more about how viruses infect cells and how it gains the ability to do so.

Well, after some safety "concerns", the HIH put that shit on hold, paused funding (except for some). The pause ended in Dec. of 2017.

Here is an article on one such project:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/varz3un

This was done at the University of North Carolina. Scientists there. They deliberately took bat viruses and *engineered* a virus that could infect human cells.

It caused some controversy in the field.

Note that they have put a little updated caveat at the top of the page. Those who think WuFlu was engineered have been linking to that story. So they felt the urge to say "no evidence that WuFl was engineered.

So, there you go. Clear evidence that scientists have been enhancing coronaviruses to make them infect humans. Is it bioweapons research? No, but they are doing it (and maybe the bioweapons people are in the background, watching and taking notes).

Did you know the US govt had been funding this? Be nice if the media would tell us these things.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 01:54 AM (rCwaK)

619 https://tinyurl.com/t8k32xw

XFL suspends operations, no plans for 2021.

Vince McMahon sure cant catch a break with the XFL, can he?

Posted by: Robert at April 12, 2020 01:55 AM (DZRVc)

620 Just read the federal judge's order in the Lousyville case. Wow. Bitchslap

Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 01:56 AM (KAi1n)

621 A stainless steel paint brush cleaning brush, and warm water (for latex) is a thing.

Or, the appropriate thinner for whichever oil or lacquer or mineral spirit might be your thing.

You do buy the right brush for the right product, don't you?

And if you answer "Universal Brush", you're busted down to the minors.

Oh, one other thing.

You do hang your brushes on hooks, in the vertical, with their original Brush Cover applied, as you bought it?

No?

You're not even in the minors, then.

I've got heavily used Purdy brushes that've seen fifteen years of use.

But I know how to TAKE CARE of them, and they last.

I've barely typed a word on the topic, too.

Damn few people really know how to select the right brush, properly use a brush, and then clean and store the brush, for the future.

/rant


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite, horde!

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2020 01:58 AM (QzJWU)

622 You guys have to read the order and memorandum opinion in their entirety!
https://tinyurl.com/t6fkf9x



Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 02:01 AM (KAi1n)

623 619 I thought that from day one. That was some bad luck when you are trying something new that never worked before. It was already not likely to be honest, but this was the dagger.

The left can talk about shelter in place but people are being ruined. Augusta GA probably brings in 70 percent of its income during The Masters. I might be of by a percent or two but the impact can not be overstated really. People rent their homes out for the week, hotels charge more than they could dream of any other week. That will not be coming back. Supposedly they will play in in November. I am not holding my breath and it will not be the same by a long shot. That is just one example of one week in one town. This is happening everywhere.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 02:02 AM (hHxp2)

624 Think that could work for paintbrushes? Might need to do some more painting soon.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 01:22 AM (SchxB)

I think it probably would. I can't take credit for the idea; pretty sure I saw it in a DIY magazine decades ago. But I remembered it!

If you are using water-base paint, may as well wash the brush out with water. Oil-base paint, or varnish needs a lot of solvent to wash the brush, and the foil trick might work. But not if you are using an air-catalyzed coating like POR-15.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 02:05 AM (miJU3)

625 SOme of this research is what is called "GOF", gain of function. What is
done is to deliberately enhance a virus to make it more infectious in
humans. Is this for bioweapons? No (but it would have benefit it to it).
---
I seem to recall we had some issues with Saddam Hussein and dual use technologies. And then some things happened.

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2020 02:12 AM (kOpft)

626 a few weeks? That is absolute idiocy. the New York
centric media wants to shut down the entire country just because New
York has a problem. Fuck New York, a few more days at most for us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:18 AM (V2Yro)

I don't know what everyone thinks I'm saying here. I am clearly talking about Trump and what needs to be done for him to be reelected. I'm not telling people whether the fuck to go outside.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:12 AM (zhDMZ)

627 If you are using water-base paint, may as well wash the brush out with water. Oil-base paint, or varnish needs a lot of solvent to wash the brush, and the foil trick might work. But not if you are using an air-catalyzed coating like POR-15.


I pretty much stick with water-based latex for ease of cleaning. But I like the idea of being able to "pause" the job quickly if something comes up that can't wait.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 02:15 AM (SchxB)

628 thanks for the IRS info.... typical *.gov webpage fuckery, but i got mine submitted...

now to see if i actually get any $$$

not holding my breath.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2020 02:17 AM (5ua3Z)

629
Now, was that Wuhan lab doing similar GOF research on bat coronaviruses, I wonder....

And was the $6M NIH grant to the Wuhan lab before or after the ban on GOF expired. And, farming out such research to third parties seems like a convenient way to get around any such restrictions, too. That's an old Deep State trick.

We can't do something particularly "icky" here, you know "wet work" (wet market work?), etc, so farm it out to some foreign country with no such restrictions.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 02:19 AM (rCwaK)

630 now that is something I agree with you about completely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2020 01:25 AM (V2Yro)

I mean, we're talking about a party that demands funding from devout Christians to cut up babies and sell the parts for profit.

Is it supposed to be some kind of shock that they might help unleash a virus to stop the Orange Man and His American Revival? Or frankly just to wield power?

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:19 AM (zhDMZ)

631 That is one helluva great opinion. I urge all Morons to read it.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 02:20 AM (KAi1n)

632 621

But, I've always been a painter of purpose. See the job, get the paint, pick the brushes for the job....paint.

I've never been one to go long game on "future" jobs for said brushes...I clean em, put em back in the tool shed, and if the need arises, and they haven't turned into rocks (related to improper storage) over they"re storage time...use em again. I never buy the high end brushes. I'm not a pro painter...just a DIY painter.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:21 AM (kFkpX)

633 Is it supposed to be some kind of shock that they might help unleash a virus to stop the Orange Man and His American Revival? Or frankly just to wield power?


Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:19 AM (zhDMZ)



The thing is the areas most likely to take the hit are their strongholds. And most would recognize that I think.

However they're definitely willing to exploit this event to push their sick agenda, including trying to blame Trump as demonstrated by their constant flip flopping of him overreacting with a travel ban and then not reacting fast enough.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 02:24 AM (Z7lwY)

634 That is one helluva great opinion. I urge all Morons to read it.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 02:20 AM (KAi1n)


I did. Wut.a.bitchslap. Methinks he's doing his final audition before going in front of the Senate for his confirmation to the DC Court of Appeals, plus he's fuckin' right.

It should give the usual RINOs a bit of pause about rejecting him for the new spot. The Dems, of course will automatically hate him and obstruct.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 02:25 AM (Z4rgH)

635 I have never painted really. It looked cool in Tom Sawyer. I realize I have no artistic ability whatsoever. Sure I could learn to paint a fence I suppose, but it never came up.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 02:26 AM (hHxp2)

636

The people who knew about this Uncle Sam GOF research funding have been raising hell about it since WuFlu hit the scene, I see.

Have you seen anything about this in the media? Nope. They are useless.

Anyway, these GOF projects are evaluated behind closed doors for safety and risk vs. benefit. This is a closed, secret process of some "expert panel". They decide, in secret, should some project to enhance some pathogen should be allowed to go forward.

There are now calls to make that process public at the least. The public ought to know just what they're planning to do.

Again, I'm pissed that I had no idea this shit was going on. Did any of you?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 02:26 AM (rCwaK)

637 Well, my eyelids are getting heavy here. Time to hit the sack. Good night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2020 02:27 AM (miJU3)

638 The thing is the areas most likely to take the hit are their strongholds. And most would recognize that I think.



However they're definitely willing to exploit this event to push
their sick agenda, including trying to blame Trump as demonstrated by
their constant flip flopping of him overreacting with a travel ban and
then not reacting fast enough.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 02:24 AM (Z7lwY)

yah, no one is saying go tomorrow. It will likely take a few weeks just to ramp up. But people have to be prepared to get back at it. As CA, NY, WA, etc wallow in the "new normal", states like Texas and others can be focused on getting back to work. If the left sees other states are getting something done, they will find a renewed sense of urgency. There is a reason they want everyone to bend the knee.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 02:30 AM (hHxp2)

639 633
Curious for me at least, that after the onslaught of multiple attempts to remove Trump from office, a "Novel" late season virus coming from the CHI-COMS, three weeks after they sign the PHASE I trade agreement, knowing full well that PHASE II, and PHASE III would be coming shortly there after,

An OLD SPOOK once said, "Coincidences take a lot of planning."

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:31 AM (kFkpX)

640 TRump will lose if this goes on forever. They are not going to laud him for his caution and restraint. They will never praise him for any reason. They can only be defeated by market forces and empirical evidence.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 02:31 AM (hHxp2)

641

Yvonne "Batgirl" Craig is on "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" tonight. Dinosaurs in Antarctica. She's playing a scream queen at the moment.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 02:33 AM (rCwaK)

642 It should give the usual RINOs a bit of pause about rejecting him for the new spot. The Dems, of course will automatically hate him and obstruct smear unsubstantiated crap all over him, hoping it sticks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 02:25 AM (Z4rgH)


Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2020 02:35 AM (Y8PSl)

643 Oh,

Happy Easter...yes, you must attempt to make it happy.

Cuz that's what we do when faced with monumental adversity. America........

Happy Easter Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:35 AM (kFkpX)

644 633

Curious for me at least, that after the onslaught of multiple
attempts to remove Trump from office, a "Novel" late season virus coming
from the CHI-COMS, three weeks after they sign the PHASE I trade
agreement, knowing full well that PHASE II, and PHASE III would be
coming shortly there after,



An OLD SPOOK once said, "Coincidences take a lot of planning."

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:31 AM (kFkpX)

funny, I don't follow this closely but what is going on in Russia? I don't think I have heard a thing about Russia in all of this. They might want to replace China as a net exporter to the US. Sure their market is more likely Europe but still.

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 02:35 AM (hHxp2)

645 From page 12 of the opinion:
>>In other words, Louisville's actions are "underinclusive" and "overbroad" They're underinclusive because they don't prohibit a host of equally dangerous (or equally harmless) activities that Louisville has permitted on the basis that they are "essential."<<

Perhaps some legal eagle can explain to me how that doesn't imply (I understand this is a temporary injunction for the specific case) that the closures *in every state* are unconstituional and therefore ought to be prevented by the courts?

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2020 02:36 AM (kOpft)

646 Perhaps some legal eagle can explain to me how that doesn't imply (I understand this is a temporary injunction for the specific case) that the closures *in every state* are unconstituional and therefore ought to be prevented by the courts?
Posted by: Methos
----

We should consult a Hawaiian judge.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2020 02:37 AM (hnyqs)

647
Here's an NIH paper on "ethics" of GOF research. It was commissioned as part of the review of this stuff.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
articles/PMC4996883/

Note they specifically address that it is dual-use.

This pissed me off so much. All of this going on and the damn media (save for the niche ones that cover this stuff) didn't say a word about it.

Don't you think it would be a good idea to let the public know. Seems like this ought to be something Congress ought to vote on and not leave to various panels of Deep State experts to do in secret.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 02:39 AM (rCwaK)

648 publius, did you watch the Epoch Times video on origins of CCP-virus (my favorite name, though it won't catch on)?

Anyway, nothing about NIH GOF $$, but what sticks with me - and it's not the point, in any way, of the report - is that Chinese scientists and physicians were publishing studies on aspects of *this particular viral outbreak*, internationally (UK and US), well into the crisis. WTF??

What kind of police state are you running there, anyway, Xi? Imagine Soviet scientists publishing actual real studies and data in foreign journals in the midst of some public health crisis in the USSR. Yeah.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 02:40 AM (El6T/)

649 RUSSIA.......beep.....beep.....beep....throw a bomber into Alaskan air space....beep...beep...beep.

Putin is a patient f**k...probably gonna ask for 3 cards in this poker game...he got nothing so far.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:43 AM (kFkpX)

650 Quint, not sure about WA (other than it has a horrible governor, but probably dumber, and with a dumber team, than in CA), but CA seems to be getting quite the break on actual viral spread and hospitalization. Projections radically down-sized, and peak point moved forward substantially.

Not for a second disagreeing with everyone's default assumption of vile un-American authoritarian instincts in many ruling cliques at the moment - but this is different.

When it's clear the not-unreasonably feared public health crisis has passed/failed, thankfully, to rise to serious levels, even CA will not sit by for frivolous, or pointless, major interruptions of normal life and business.

My gut feeling, anyway.

Trump (who will not lose, but gain, from all this, I'm fairly sure) will set the tone, differentiated guidance will be forthcoming pretty soon, and it will provide ample running room for states with good situations (i.e. past projected peak points, with comparatively small case loads).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 02:46 AM (El6T/)

651 The thing is the areas most likely to take the hit are their strongholds. And most would recognize that I think.



However they're definitely willing to exploit this event to push
their sick agenda, including trying to blame Trump as demonstrated by
their constant flip flopping of him overreacting with a travel ban and
then not reacting fast enough.

Posted by: buzzion at April 12, 2020 02:24 AM (Z7lwY)

That's a fair point but what evidence is there that they care about their strongholds?

As long as they don't casualty big numbers of voters (and what's a few more thousand on top of the already thousands in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, NYC, etc), they don't give a fuck about anything else.

Besides, dead people vote Democrat. You of all people should know that.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:47 AM (uEbPt)

652 His ass is grass if he looses out to the Saudis in their oil battle.

And Trump just stepped in.....


Film at 11

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:47 AM (kFkpX)

653 Rhomboid

No I didn't see that. But that's funny about the Chicoms. They have now clamped down on any publication about the Wuhan virus origins. Any such paper must be approved before it can be publicized.

And they've been disappearing more than a few of their scientists and doctors who were working on this.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 02:47 AM (rCwaK)

654 Mail in Ballots.

DEM/COMMIE construct to kill the Republic once and for all.

Do not doubt this.


Nightwatch out.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:50 AM (kFkpX)

655 publius, one more example of Congress abandoning its responsibilities - and the electorate tolerating it.

A breakdown in which the disappearance of an actual press is key. As I keep mumbling in the shadows as everyone (understandably, correctly) celebrates the agonies of the MSM, business-wise.

The Epoch Times video touches on the ethical objections raised to the Chinese research on - essentially - weaponizing viruses.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 02:51 AM (El6T/)

656 I have never painted really. It looked cool in Tom Sawyer. I realize I have no artistic ability whatsoever. Sure I could learn to paint a fence I suppose, but it never came up.


I only paint walls and the occasional ceiling. Simple one color jobs. That's all the artistry I need.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 02:51 AM (SchxB)

657 Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:31 AM (kFkpX)

I have a very good friend that likes to say "where does the line of coincidence end and the line of probability begin?"

Too many coincidences for my taste, including hand-selecting a candidate they will benefit from being hidden away, while the incumbent suffers from not being able to hold mega-popular rallies.

To add another wrinkle, if this was planned for a long time (which it would have been), it *could* (I stress could) have even been planned to coincide with The Hag's reelection bid.

Imagine a giant lefty power-grab lockdown that would keep any upstart Republican from holding rallies and gaining a foothold like Trump did...? That could shut down "dangerous" right-wing parts of the internet? *And* cementing mail-in voting from now on?

Not saying it's the truth, but rather just something to chew on.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:53 AM (uEbPt)

658 Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 02:50 AM (kFkpX)

Me and you are quite apparently on the same page. Goodnight bro.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 02:54 AM (uEbPt)

659 publius, watch the video (don't have a link, must be on Epoch Times' site, I clicked on a link from Lee Smith's twatters timeline). It reports on the sudden clampdown on all info regarding Wuhan outbreak - but there's only a clampdown if there's an existing flow, and there was. Which is kind of amazing. But China's a very different tyranny than the USSR. They've tied their wagon to partial economic integration - duh - not complete disassociation, like the USSR.

I assume part of this has been permitting fairly free scientific interchange - the only way to create, and build, real scientific power in your cadres and institutions. Situations like this put the two imperatives - interaction/openness/integration with the real world, and state control of information - into direct conflict.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 02:55 AM (El6T/)

660
Good evening, morons.

Sorry to barge in.

Wildly off topic.

I saw on this blog once a famous curse. The Curse of Someone-or-other. Famous for being sent in the form of a letter from one historical figure to another. It goes on and on about damnation and misfortune.

Does that ring a bell?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 12, 2020 02:57 AM (oGNNA)

661 Where's Zappa? j/k Took some LSD in the early '70s and listened to '200 Motels'. Laughed my ass off for 8 hrs, long after the tape ended. Yes, it was a tape, asshoe. That was then, this is now. Got real tired of scrolling through the Zappa retrospective here on Ace of Spades HQ. Next time, dunk your balls in some pudding, and let's get on with it. You people...now I have to start a blog so people...yes, you people, can complain about me, instead of me complaining about...wait a minute...I'm having a...Alex the Chick moment. I hate her.

Posted by: Jim at April 12, 2020 02:59 AM (3EaEJ)

662
Never mind! I found it!

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire

As you were.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 12, 2020 02:59 AM (oGNNA)

663 Perhaps some legal eagle can explain to me how that doesn't imply (I understand this is a temporary injunction for the specific case) that the closures *in every state* are unconstituional and therefore ought to be prevented by the courts?

Methos, I am not a lawyer, never even played one on teevee, but it appears (to me) this decision establishes an important precedent. One which might be used to tear down a whole lot of other bullsh!t elsewhere.

There may yet be hope!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 02:59 AM (whOIk)

664
If you read that "ethics paper" on this, the most controversial GOF at the time of that paper was something completed in 2012. Some scientists noted some H5N1 virus (avian flu tye) was airborne transmissible in ferrets. They wondered, hmmmm, can we make this virus be able to infect humans?

And they did. There was a debate on whether to publish this at all. And if so, how much to publish. Some panel of experts called the NSABB, National Science Advisory Board on Biosafety makes these calls. They initially decided to only publish in redacted form, to leave out the methods and details..

They later decided to publish the whole thing in full, in their wisdom deciding the benefits outweighed the risks.

In doing so, they published a detailed recipe on how one could go about engineering a deadly zoonotic virus to infect humans.

Again, I ask, did anyone here know this was going on?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 03:00 AM (rCwaK)

665 The Trump daily briefings are the new "rallies".

Look at the survey numbers. Add the usual 6-12% to Trump's numbers (I think that's very realistic, even conservative). He's doing fine.

A ham sandwich, a pitiful declining older guy (Biden), a ridiculous non-entity (Obama) - with the degradation of the American populace, they'll get 48% of the popular vote. Literally regardless of whatever they do, say, or however incapacitated they appear.

But a significant chunk of that % will be in CA, NY, IL, NJ. Bouncing rubble. Meaningless.

As a top of the ballot, Biden is worse than Mondale or Dukakis. Given Trump's traction in the Midwest, and among "minority" voters, Biden faces prospects between Mondale's and Dukakis, in terms of final score.

Only question is down ballot.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:03 AM (El6T/)

666 AVENGE me

Posted by: The hag at April 12, 2020 03:05 AM (uEbPt)

667 In doing so, they published a detailed recipe on how one could go about engineering a deadly zoonotic virus to infect humans.

Again, I ask, did anyone here know this was going on?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 03:00 AM (rCwaK)

Well, the directions to make a nuclear bomb have been on the internet, and I haven't seen too many of them mixed up in folks' kitchens.

Also, I'm fairly certain that if the research was done, the Chinese had already stolen it. Published or no.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 12, 2020 03:06 AM (vVOK2)

668 Sounds like an email that used to go around Blondie. Otherwise no.

Posted by: The hag at April 12, 2020 03:07 AM (uEbPt)

669 666 AVENGE me
Posted by: The hag


Oh, lol, that's just too perfect!

....speaking of shrillary....

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 03:07 AM (whOIk)

670 Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire

As you were.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia
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And I was just about to suggest that.

Okay, maybe not...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2020 03:07 AM (hnyqs)

671 Trump will win the popular vote. He was going to anyway. That's part of the reason they are running a vegetable against him.
No ruining communism as an idea for the masses. No running against (and beating) Socialism for Trump. Or so they think...

Posted by: The hag at April 12, 2020 03:09 AM (uEbPt)

672 publius - I didn't know. I always focused on nukes, as bio and chem were not (are not, really) militarily useful in the modern context.

Which is different than "useful".

Chem/bio had more importance WRT terrorism.

But there the smart play is the terrorists - not their weapons. So of course you do everything you can on prepping to counter/blunt those weapons - but the big leverage is in neutralizing the people, and supporting states.

I'm wondering how China expects to glide back into situation normal/everything's good/hey let's do business without opening the kimono (apologies for the cultural faux pas there) on the origins of this bug. Given its scary properties, can't believe they expect to just cruise by this.

Don, I'm looking at you. You good friend Xi is likely now on thin ice in his own gang of criminals. You never could have dreamed of events handing your more leverage over your primary adversary.

Covfefe.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:09 AM (El6T/)

673 He is risen!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...humbled at April 12, 2020 03:10 AM (gl9mW)

674 >> Well, the directions to make a nuclear bomb have been on the internet

The principles behind a nuclear explosive are fairly relatively simple and well-known physics. However, it is the details that are very, very difficult. One is not going to do such things in a home workshop. Not even close.

However, one with substantial means could. This includes govts, and maybe even Bill Gates, if he could get away with it undetected. Maybe a volcano lair.

The US govt. back in the '50s did some sneaky little academic projects and determined that anyone with sufficient knowledge and expertise could eventually make a working nuclear bomb. So they concluded the only way to control that was to keep the raw material, the fissile material, out of the hands of any such enemies.



Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 03:10 AM (rCwaK)

675 673

Amen.

Posted by: ... at April 12, 2020 03:11 AM (uEbPt)

676 Well, the directions to make a nuclear bomb have been on the internet, and I haven't seen too many of them mixed up in folks' kitchens.

That's because nuclear bombs are a garage project.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at April 12, 2020 03:12 AM (SchxB)

677 He is risen!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...humbled at April 12, 2020 03:10 AM (gl9mW)

He is risen indeed!

Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 03:15 AM (hHxp2)

678 Chinese have plenty of scientific heft to do serious research now. Epoch Times report detailed pioneering (not sure that's exactly the right word, in this dark context) work by a Chinese scientist on coronaviruses in bats. Belief of some interviewed in the report is that the genetic sequences found in this bug (only hitherto documented in HIV, and a modified bat virus created by the scientist in question) strongly suggest recombinant (man-made) vs. natural origin.

Theft of IP and commercial info is one of China's main offenses against a decent world commercial order.

But their scientific prowess is legit.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:15 AM (El6T/)

679 The only one who defeated death.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 03:19 AM (kFkpX)

680 Okay, the Zappa retrospective is sorta getting okay. I mean, somebody who sings about dental floss tycoons can't be all bad.

Now to retrograde and find the legal opinion. Or go to bed.

Bed.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 12, 2020 03:19 AM (e1mEI)

681

For example, it is relatively easy to make some mass of fissile material go supercritical. Any naive attempt at a bomb would fail in a "fizzle".

The problem is this. Once you get a good chain nuclear reaction going, so much energy is released that the device tends to blow itself apart before that energy release gets going enough to do anything.

You make a little flash, which gives everyone around a lethal dose of radiation, spreads radioactive material all over the place, and other nasty problems, but you don't get a big, city destroying bang.

To do that requires some serious engineering expertise. Besides physics, you need chemical, metallurgical, etc, etc, electronic, etc, etc expertise. This is where the nuclear secrets lie.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 03:20 AM (rCwaK)

682 Hmm. "Bed."

This sounds like a good idea.

Nitey-nite!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2020 03:21 AM (whOIk)

683 Producing fissile material ain't a garage project.

It's haaaard.

Again, pretty well understood. But not easy.

Iraq under the Ba'ath was pursuing more paths to U enrichment than the US did in the Manhattan Project. Smart. They had the cash - and domestic technical brainpower - to do it, and to exploit the best method.

publius, about the "details" being the key. You'd enjoy The Los Alamos Primer, by Robert Serber - if you haven't already read it.

Thought of it because I was struck at how narrow and specific were the issues the Los Alamos teams were focused on, early on. All the major concepts were well understood. "Details" were almost the entire project.

PDF of it here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy8ey7v3

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:22 AM (El6T/)

684 657.To add another wrinkle, if this was planned for a long time (which it would have been), it *could* (I stress could) have even been planned to coincide with The Hag's reelection bid

---------

Maybe the chicoms-deep state conglomerate didn't use it back in 2016 because they were so sure the hag would win. But plausible that had she won they could have use a pandemic to increase their hold on power.

Posted by: Floridachick at April 12, 2020 03:23 AM (v7GH2)

685 What kind of police state are you running there, anyway, Xi? Imagine Soviet scientists publishing actual real studies and data in foreign journals in the midst of some public health crisis in the USSR. Yeah.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 02:40 AM (El6T/)


If it makes you feel any better, the chi-coms are aggressively and massively deleting any virus research published within China.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 03:25 AM (Z4rgH)

686 publius - "pre-detonation"

Kinda like, well, ya know, that other thing, sometimes a problem in the process of "making the beast with two backs", ahemm.

But noisier, and more dangerous.

Efficiency of Little Boy could have been as little as 15%, as I recall. Implosion design, much better.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:25 AM (El6T/)

687 He is risen!
Posted by: Sock Monkey...humbled at April 12, 2020 03:10 AM (gl9mW)

14 day quarantine! Back in the cave!

Posted by: The State at April 12, 2020 03:26 AM (DZRVc)

688 The deep state (ie CDC, academicians) working with the CCP to deny Americans their rights? Are we talking outright treason here? At what point do we go from seditious activity to the actual definition of treason? How much more slack do we have to cut these sobs?

Posted by: Floridachick at April 12, 2020 03:27 AM (v7GH2)

689 No folks - I get it. I know about the clampdown on info out of/about Wuhan. I even mentioned it in that comment.

I'm talking about the fact that it ever was necessary to drop the curtain like that.

In May 1986, there were no Soviet scientists publishing articles about radiation exposure in northern Ukraine in Nature or The Lancet. Pretty much a perfect analogy.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2020 03:27 AM (El6T/)

690 He is risen!



Posted by: Sock Monkey...humbled at April 12, 2020 03:10 AM (gl9mW)

He is risen indeed!


Posted by: Quint at April 12, 2020 03:15 AM (hHxp2)

Alleluia!

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2020 03:28 AM (kOpft)

691 Yes, indeed. Happy Easter.
Christ is risen!

Posted by: Floridachick at April 12, 2020 03:30 AM (v7GH2)

692 I am not a perfect man
I am not a Purity man
I am not a know it all man
I am not a man of letters..(though I took a shot at it)

I am just a man...comfortable and blessed in the fact that I get to wake up every day...and try to get it right....again, for just that day....

now seriously to sleep....

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 12, 2020 03:30 AM (kFkpX)

693 Rhomboid,

Thanks, I'm going to watch those. One you might be interested in, and I don't know if I could find, was the US govt's project to determine how easy it would be to make a nuclear weapon.

They went to a group of nuclear physicists, those who had the knowledge, but no experience on actual weapons group, and hired them for a project. They told them, "Hey, we'd like you to try to make a nuclear bomb".

Yes, yes, we've done that and have our own weapons team and all, but we're just not sure they did it the best way. So we'd like someone to independently try to reinvent the wheel, and see if they might find a better way, something new, etc, etc.

And so off to work they went, with all the funding they needed.

Unbeknownst to them, the true purpose was to see just how hard, and how long it would take for those with the knowledge to make a working nuclear device.

They had the real weapons guys watching the new team like a hawk, spying on everything they were doing. It was like they were watching them through a two-way mirror.

It took them about 2 years, maybe less, and the Los Alamos boys concluded, yep, by Jove, I think they've got it. No tests or prototypes were made. It was just when the Los Alamos team, who had done it, determind that their blackboard designs would work, and after a little real testing, they would have a working nuclear bomb.

That's what led them to conclude the only way to control nuclear proliferation was to keep fissile material out of the hands of enemies.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 03:39 AM (rCwaK)

694 If it makes you feel any better, the chi-coms are aggressively and massively deleting any virus research published within China.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 12, 2020 03:25 AM (Z4rgH)

Why? just a guess but.

Virus WAS made in a lab, and got loose.

And China woke up and remembered that our MAD Doctrine was for NBC attacks.

N for Nuclear, C for Chemical, and B FOR BIOLOGICAL attacks.

And we considered attacks by any one of the three as equivalent.

And then they said, oh, shit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 12, 2020 03:46 AM (NgKpN)

695 Hiya Hoede .



Happy Easter !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 03:53 AM (arJlL)

696 And Hiya to da Horde too !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 03:54 AM (arJlL)

697 Happy Easter horde

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 04:39 AM (ZCEU2)

698
In LA County, 8873 cases & 265 deaths. It's still going up but slowly. I was hoping that as other areas release restrictions, so wd cali.

Posted by: MHK at April 12, 2020 04:52 AM (iQIUe)

699 Just got coffee on, I'll add the fatalities up

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 04:53 AM (ZCEU2)

700 Just got coffee on, I'll add the fatalities up
Posted by: Skip

ONE..........

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 05:02 AM (arJlL)

701 Just got coffee on, I'll add the fatalities up
Posted by: Skip

Today is my wedding anniversary.....

I got divorced two and a half years later......

Ya can add another one !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 05:04 AM (arJlL)

702 I haven't seen too many of them mixed up in folks' kitchens.

Leave that to the experts.

Posted by: Chipotle at April 12, 2020 05:06 AM (DMUuz)

703 Welp !

Gotta go shit, shower and shave !

Hmmmmm........I wonder if I could save time by shaving whilst pooping ?

Nah, prolly not a good idea !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 05:07 AM (arJlL)

704 622 You guys have to read the order and memorandum opinion in their entirety!
https://tinyurl.com/t6fkf9x


Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 02:01 AM (KAi1n)

Now thats an opinion.

Posted by: WisRich at April 12, 2020 05:08 AM (OAlmw)

705
Have you seen the latest lefty attack on Trump? Red Dawn emails.

Posted by: MHK at April 12, 2020 05:11 AM (iQIUe)

706

8873 (known) cases
fixed

Really nice Taylor guitar up top, but even their less expensive ones in the 600 - 700 $ range make for very nice starter or travel/camping guitars.

That one appears to have rosewood back and sides with a ceder (sp?) top. Probably 2.5K+

Posted by: teej at April 12, 2020 05:16 AM (ierVd)

707 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Happy Easter. He has risen.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 05:19 AM (Dhht7)

708

@707 - Mornin' next door neighbor to the east.
NE Ks here.

Posted by: teej at April 12, 2020 05:22 AM (ierVd)

709 Morning, teej. SE Mo here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 05:25 AM (Dhht7)

710 NY has 8,627, 782 added yesterday,
NJ has 2,163, 231 added yesterday, I think thats the 2nd day their totals have dropped in a row
Pennsylvania had 78 more to 494, not as much as yesterday record 107
NY has been losing its total percentage but seems to me everywhere else is catching up, taking 9 states and a few hundred to add to their total.
19,863 total fatalities in the country,1,347 more, was 2,057 yesterday so that dropped.
Coming up that NY and NJ have %54, that increased from %52 3/4 yesterday

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:30 AM (ZCEU2)

711 JT that was quick, ah better than dragging it on for decades I guess.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:31 AM (ZCEU2)

712

Nice country, what little I've seen of it.
East to 71 (?) then S to Bella Vista where mom and late in life stepdad retired to. They golfed.

Also same hwy south then east to Table Rock. Base player has house there.

Posted by: teej at April 12, 2020 05:34 AM (ierVd)

713 https://www.thediplomad.com/
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Guess & He Said Xi Said
Dip is always a good short read

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:35 AM (ZCEU2)

714 Kind of wasting links for a thread doomed to end soon.

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:36 AM (ZCEU2)

715 JT that was quick, ah better than dragging it on for decades I guess.
Posted by: Skip

oh.

I thought ya meant my el-poopadour !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2020 05:38 AM (arJlL)

716 Walker's opinion is a trumpet blast. God bless the man! He should go to the front of the line for SCOTUS vacancies.

Posted by: lizabth at April 12, 2020 05:38 AM (L3Rsz)

717 American Thinker isn't coming up at all though tried twice

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:42 AM (ZCEU2)

718 Got to go for scavenger hunt at 7 am

Posted by: Skip at April 12, 2020 05:51 AM (ZCEU2)

719

And finally, and I think I'm going to quit reading shit. Remember the above GOF project where scientists at UNC souped up that avian flu virus to infect humans?

Well, one of the underlings in that project was a Chicom. Who went on to work in the Wuhan lab.

I'm reading some shit that claims this Wuhan virus has the characteristics of a GOF experiment. There are ways to speed up natural mutation processes, and the Wuhan coronavirus seems to have those.

So, folks, if so, it means this Wuhan virus was a GOF experiment that got loose. Whoops. And the experts who have been poo-pooing and debunking this are all up to their eyeballs in this research themselves.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 05:54 AM (rCwaK)

720 704 622 You guys have to read the order and memorandum opinion in their entirety!
https://tinyurl.com/t6fkf9x


Posted by: SFGoth at April 12, 2020 02:01 AM (KAi1n)

Now thats an opinion.

Posted by: WisRich at April 12, 2020 05:08
-------------------------------------
Still reading the judge's TRO against Louisville mayor banning drive-in church service.

Favorite line: If beer is "essential", then so is Easter.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 05:54 AM (Dhht7)

721 and one more thing, Bill Gates is a big funder of these GOF projects.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2020 05:55 AM (rCwaK)

722 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 12, 2020 06:01 AM (cqteU)

723 I guess we could learn a lot from the Chinese since their deaths and infections have dropped to zero...../sarc
It makes the US number one in deaths, and the MFM loves it.Locally the news always talks about number of confirmed cases, nothing about who is in the hospital, or any details. Driving by the local hospital yesterday, no piles of coffins or dead bodies, in fact the parking lot wasn't even half full.

Posted by: Colin at April 12, 2020 06:04 AM (f9iMK)

724 American Thinker site is working now, Skip.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 06:33 AM (Dhht7)

725 We have two hospitals here. Both are furloughing staff, cutting hours, stopping ETO and 401k match. Not sure if mgmt has taken pay cuts.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 06:37 AM (Dhht7)

726 Shoot. Posting on wrong thread. Moar coffee.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 12, 2020 06:38 AM (Dhht7)

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