Even the State-Sponsored Karen Propaganda Network BBC Admits That Deaths Due to the Lockdown Will Soon Exceed Deaths Due to Covid that the Lockdown Is Intended to Prevent

By the way, Boris Johnson announced a shift from "stay home" to return to work but "stay alert."

The Karens, led by CNN, of course began attacking him.

Boris Johnson has come under fire from UK lawmakers after he was accused of fumbling the move to loosen some parts of the UK's coronavirus lockdown. Politicians are demanding clarity and regional leaders are breaking from Downing Street's message.

The Prime Minister batted back criticism in Parliament on Monday, as his government unveiled its 50-page plan to creep out of lockdown and "rebuild the UK for a world with COVID-19."

Johnson has ditched the nationwide "stay at home" slogan and replaced it with "stay alert," and said in a televised address on Sunday that everyone who was unable to work from home -- such as construction and manufacturing workers -- was now being "actively encouraged" to return to work.

But as the country enters its eighth week under unprecedented social and economic restrictions, his call sparked confusion among many Brits about when and how they can go to work, leave their homes, or socialize.

Johnson urged people to avoid public transport and stay at home if possible, leading to accusations of mixed messages. Leaders in Scotland and Wales meanwhile said they would stick to the "stay at home" message, and London's public transit authority said it would only be able to carry 15% of passengers even after it restores 100% of services.

And Johnson's deputy Dominic Raab muddied the waters further in a round of media interviews on Monday morning when he gave conflicting statements around the size and nature of gatherings that would be permitted between people from different households.

Sound familiar? The same people who say that two million are going to die, no now it's 100,000, wait now it's 70,000...

The same people who told us masks were useless, and also it was critical to save masks for medical personnel because they save lives, and also now that masks are critical for everyone and now mandated by law...

The same people who say we have to lock down just until we "flatten the curve" and then, when the curve has been flattened, announce we must stay in lock down until we have a vaccine...

are accusing other people of not being clear and offering "mixed messages."

At 7:45, an analyst notes that Britain's attempt to craft a rational policy was "blown off course" by gales of chatter from social media and regular media, who were all demanding lockdowns now.

On the plus side, we saw the largest graduating class of medical doctors ever, with about fifty million new M.D.s being minted on Twitter between February 21 and April 30.

Posted by: Ace at 01:56 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

2 Foist!

Posted by: Grand Magus of the Ferengi at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (NgKpN)

3 This it ever was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (A5zUN)

4 British Karens are the worst breed of Karens

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (ifmtJ)

5 Hey, maybe we'll stop using computer modeling for massive changes in society.

Why are you laughing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

6 They do NOT care, they view this as the only arrow they have left in the quiver to STOP ORANGEMANBAD so if they have to kill the food supply chain, well sucks to be you comrade....

Posted by: sven at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (oRLRa)

7 4 British Karens are the worst breed of Karens
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (ifmtJ)

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I like the accent, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

8 We can't end the lockdown until we have mail in voting on the books.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 01:57 PM (Xlhf2)

9 "On the plus side, we saw the largest graduating class of medical doctors ever, with about fifty million new M.D.s being minted on Twitter between February 21 and April 30."

LOL

Props, Ace

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:57 PM (ifmtJ)

10 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 01:57 PM (q2fym)

11 By the way, Boris Johnson announced a shift from "stay home" to return to work but "stay alert."



If you see something, say something.

Occifer! Occifer! Over there! Behind the trashcan! Covid-19 is hiding!!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 01:57 PM (Pr4ah)

12 TSMU...Twitter State Medical University.

Posted by: BignJames at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (X/Pw5)

13 7 4 British Karens are the worst breed of Karens
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (ifmtJ)

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I like the accent, at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

I prefer Irish, Scottish or Aussies.

I had a bad experience last year with a brit manager. Now whenever I hear a woman with that accent, I get angry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (ifmtJ)

14 All of those new doctors have kind of flooded the market. You have to wonder about people choosing to go into medicine as Doctors and Nurses are being laid off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (A5zUN)

15 This is a good post, it would be a great post with boobs

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (q2fym)

16 Unpossible. Orange Bad Man was totes just making it up that people commit suicide more during economic recessions and depressions.

A few actual doctors I follow on twitter are pointing out that small kids are not being vaccinated not due to their parents being anti-vax but due to the parents not being able to take the child in to be vaccinated.

This is all so very fine.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (GbPPJ)

17 On the one hand there is a wonderful argument that all models are only as good as the foundational data and assumptions. On the other hand it took a lot of damage to make that apparent. On the third hand, it is pain that is a wonderful teacher and well-able to set that lesson firmly for those who had to learn it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (0QYMt)

18 We can't end the lockdown until we have mail in voting on the books.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


If you can go grocery shopping, you can go vote.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (Pr4ah)

19 we cannot allow you to go to a baseball game until there are no new infections and NEVER ANOTHER DEATH

Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (d7Ww2)

20 We are smarter than you rubes. Is that clear enough for you?

Posted by: The Bureaucracy at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (t0JR5)

21 17 On the one hand there is a wonderful argument that all models are only as good as the foundational data and assumptions. On the other hand it took a lot of damage to make that apparent. On the third hand, it is pain that is a wonderful teacher and well-able to set that lesson firmly for those who had to learn it.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (0QYMt)

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I'm sure the BBC is now questioning the validity of climate models.

Why are you laughing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (LvTSG)

22 are accusing other people of not being clear and offering "mixed messages."


The same people who encouraged panic when Trump was downplaying fears, and then accused Trump of fear-mongering when he started taking action?

Posted by: Charo at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (oVJmc)

23 Boris Johnson's Sunday speech--which was overly long and boring and not well produced--fed into all kinds of conspiracy theories about government intrusion. He had to back away from that.

Posted by: m at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (kGLPx)

24 of those new doctors have kind of flooded the market. You have to wonder about people choosing to go into medicine as Doctors and Nurses are being laid off.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (A5zUN)

Laid off? I just got hired for my dream job. The only emergency physicians getting laid off are employed by corporate management groups.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (Xlhf2)

25 This is a good post, it would be a great post with boobs
Posted by: Yo!


ALL posts would be great posts if they had bewbs.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (Pr4ah)

26 and FUCK YOU if you want to go outside and enjoy the mountains.
or the beach
or a park.

go hide under your bed, pleebs

Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (d7Ww2)

27
Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of dogshit. These guys need to be held to account. They've cost trillions and trillions worldwide.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (rCwaK)

28 Switzerland pretty much lifted it's lockdown. Starting today the following activities can operate again:

- Grade schools
- Restaurants
- Pubs
- Gyms
- Museums
- Public Transportation

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (zqs/f)

29 Will those people who die due to deaths of despair, lack of medical treatment or other lockdown-related factors die of COVID-19?

No, they won't. They'll die because of something else. Therefore, the lockdown worked. More importantly, these knock-on effects are a net benefit because lockdowns have generally been reducing the death rate, leading to surplus population. These other causes of death are nature's way of balancing the response to COVID-19 and maintaining the natural order.

If anything, these findings should be encouraging. As we tackle and target a specific issue, we needn't worry about overstepping and overreacting because natural forces will realign the outcomes.

Posted by: Wait for this argument at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (hYcqw)

30 Yeah, rule by decree. Stephapoopalus once said "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Pretty cool, huh?" So the goalposts must be moved, ever shifting. Just beyond reach, then moved again until everyone but those with the pens and the guns, are enchained.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (Pqytn)

31 Shouldn't they be "Emmas", Guvnor?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (Ndje9)

32 26 and FUCK YOU if you want to go outside and enjoy the mountains.
or the beach
or a park.

go hide under your bed, pleebs
Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (d7Ww2)

We need to wean the state off of Insulin

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (ifmtJ)

33
I'm sure the BBC is now questioning the validity of climate models.

Why are you laughing?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (LvTSG


I am sure they are *not*, but when you let an idea loose in the wild, you really have no way of knowing where it will turn up.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (0QYMt)

34 off tyrannical governor's sock

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (d7Ww2)

35
I had a bad experience last year with a brit manager. Now whenever I hear a woman with that accent, I get angry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (ifmtJ)

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Well, hopefully you achieved a humiliating and decisive defeat against her forces in Yorktown. The old ways are the best ways.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (5jaxN)

36 My fear is that the UK will follow through with their INSANE plan to quarantine EVERYONE WHO ENTERS THE COUNTRY -- 14 days mandatory self-quarantine, even applying to Brits returning home.

When this plan leaked over the weekend, the airlines basically said that it will permanently destroy the airline industry in Great Britain. NO ONE would come to the UK for a visit if they were requited to lock themselves indoor for 14 days upon arrival. And also, no Brit would ever leave the UK on a vacation, knowing that upon return they would then lose two weeks of their lives in forced quarantine after returning from overseas.

As a result of the outrage, Boris Johnson, pulled back from that announcement on Sunday, saying only that it was "in the works" and "would happen soon." But it would be his biggest blunder as prime minister if he really does announce this rule.

I care about this because I need to go to the UK sometime over the summer and everything would be ruined by this quarantine insanity.

Posted by: zombie at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (N9G0H)

37 Pfft.
Dr. Jon Snow knows nothing.

Posted by: Experts about fountains back in the day at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (kOpft)

38 Hey, what's going on with that "Whistleblower" fired from the HHS. Considering every single media story seemed to be in his favor with nothing countering his firing you'd think that it would have been a story they would stick with. I think his name was Bright, or something like that. However, it's been out of the new cycle for at least 3 days.

Let me guess. They went into lockdown so nothing untoward would pop up about the accuser until the House can use it in another round of Impeachment.

Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (ODaae)

39 On the one hand there is a wonderful argument that all models are only as good as the foundational data and assumptions. On the other hand it took a lot of damage to make that apparent. On the third hand, it is pain that is a wonderful teacher and well-able to set that lesson firmly for those who had to learn it.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (0QYMt)
+++++++++++
How many hands do you have?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (hYcqw)

40 And when Boris started hitting the wooden table, hammering out his points, bad look.

Posted by: m at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (kGLPx)

41 18 We can't end the lockdown until we have mail in voting on the books.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


If you can go grocery shopping, you can go vote.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (Pr4ah)


That's racist.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (Xlhf2)

42 "On the plus side, we saw the largest graduating class of medical doctors ever, with about fifty million new M.D.s being minted on Twitter between February 21 and April 30."

these Karens are the worst Karens

Posted by: batterup at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (K4I9O)

43 Can we collapse the China economy now, or do we have to wait more time?

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (q2fym)

44 13
I had a bad experience last year with a brit manager. Now whenever I hear a woman with that accent, I get angry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (ifmtJ)

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I guess they can't all be Jane.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:03 PM (LvTSG)

45 Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of dogshit. These guys need to be held to account. They've cost trillions and trillions worldwide.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2020 02:00 PM (rCwaK)

My parents and I were talking about this yesterday. The most scary thing modern people can say is 'I don't know.' Rather than saying 'Let's be cautious and see what happens- we can always change if the circumstances change!' everyone wants to not be seen as a dumb ass and DO SOMETHING!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:03 PM (A5zUN)

46 On the one hand there is a wonderful argument that all models are only as good as the agenda you are trying to push.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:03 PM (Xlhf2)

47 British Karens are the worst breed of Karens

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM



There is an Irish breed that look nice, with the red flowing hair and such.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (axyOa)

48 Sorry if it offends, but for a people that likes to promote their image of gruff, hardy individualists, the Scots are really a bunch of nanny state pussies.

Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (V5EEH)

49 Our mistake was going with models instead of supermodels.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (+y/Ru)

50 We've already won this argument, we're now arguing over weeks.

I almost hope Dems continue the insanity, it's like Tea Party 2.0

The real test will be what Republicans are willing to pass in the name of compassion. The bailouts and UBI nonsense needs to stop.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (Ihsvk)

51
we cannot allow you to go to a baseball game until there are no new infections and NEVER ANOTHER DEATH

Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (d7Ww2)


With the Mariners, that may be a good thing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (mht8P)

52 My parents and I were talking about this yesterday. The most scary thing modern people can say is 'I don't know.' Rather than saying 'Let's be cautious and see what happens- we can always change if the circumstances change!' everyone wants to not be seen as a dumb ass and DO SOMETHING!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:03 PM (A5zUN)
+++++++++++
I saw "I don't know" a lot.

"What do you think about {x}?"
"I don't know. Based on what I do know, I think {y} is likely, but I'm not certain. If we try it - and I {do|do not} support trying it - we should plan for checkpoints at {a}, {b} and {c} and roll back or continue pushing forward based on what we see."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (hYcqw)

53 But it is all style over substance. It is not that they are afraid of making a mistake, but seen as not having the answers.

Well, Ken- ignorance is the natural state of fallen man. Nobody has any idea what the fuck they are doing. Get used to it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (A5zUN)

54 47
British Karens are the worst breed of Karens



Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM







There is an Irish breed that look nice, with the red flowing hair and such.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (axyOa)
Soulless creatures they are.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (N39Ws)

55 The funniest video I've seen with the "lockdown" theme was the one of the guy running alone on the beach being chased by the fat cop. LOLOL

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (Pqytn)

56 The people on social media should lockdown their anuses to keep them from talking.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (VpIIl)

57 The funniest video I've seen with the "lockdown" theme was the one of the guy running alone on the beach being chased by the fat cop. LOLOL
Posted by: mrp

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Meanwhile NYC subways have been open the whole time.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:06 PM (Ihsvk)

58 Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (d7Ww2)



With the Mariners, that may be a good thing.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (mht8P)

Finally a winning season for us!!!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (DjiZK)

59 we cannot allow you to go to a baseball game until there are no new infections and NEVER ANOTHER DEATH

Posted by: Jay Inslee at May 11, 2020 01:59 PM (d7Ww2)

With the Mariners, that may be a good thing.


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM



Three days into the lockdown and they were already mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (axyOa)

60 Recommended for all your Plandemic Modeling needs:

Harrows Official Competition Bristle Dartboard--Black, 45cm by Harrows
Eligible for delivery to United States
39.50

Guaranteed more accurate than Imperial College Expurt models!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (Ndje9)

61 I'm waiting for the order to throat punch people wearing a mask on sight.

Then I'll know we've turned the corner.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (VpIIl)

62 My favorite lockdown video is the paddleboarder in the middle of the ocean trying to get away from police patrol oar

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (q2fym)

63 So are we done pushing the use of models for policy decisions? Nah, I'm betting just the opposite. This was never about getting anything correct, it was about stoking fear and the mission was accomplished.

Posted by: Tropical Lutefisk at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (iRngN)

64 The real test will be what Republicans are willing
to pass in the name of compassion. The bailouts and UBI nonsense needs
to stop.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:05 PM (Ihsvk)

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Yeah, like, who wants to go back to work when funemployment pays out the equivalent of $15 an hour?

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (Pqytn)

65 Patrol boat

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (q2fym)

66 Any 'Sconnies here? Evers just issued an order that stand-alone stores and strip-mall stores can re-open. No main street shops. BUT only 5 - five - customers in a store at a time. Good luck getting into Kohls.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (lwiT4)

67 Many here may not have heard/read (since so many still haven't figured out to use Twitter to get info and analysis, and regard it as some kind of icky ongoing Meet the Press show, or something) that the "code" for the Imperial College modeling has been examined and found to be a disastrous mess.

To which the reaction has mostly been .... surprise! Blocking of critics, hiding of information.

East Anglia ..... climate ... any small bells ringing?

Anyway, BoJo's pretty quickly showed his limitations. Academic, because UK, but still.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (El6T/)

68 Hill Headline
Coronavirus cases expanding in states preparing to reopen

Does the virus suspect something is going to happen so its kicking it into gear, or do these numbers say the lockdown is causing a spike?

Posted by: Menack at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (buTO7)

69 I like the accent, at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

No man. They don't all sound like Minnie Driver, far from it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (LxTcq)

70 62 My favorite lockdown video is the paddleboarder in the middle of the ocean trying to get away from police patrol oar
Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM (q2fym)

Sorry, Ocean is closed, shark out front should have told you.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (NgKpN)

71 57 The funniest video I've seen with the "lockdown" theme was the one of the guy running alone on the beach being chased by the fat cop. LOLOL
Posted by: mrp

___________

Meanwhile NYC subways have been open the whole time.
Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:06 PM (Ihsvk)

________________________

Speaking from experience...if you ride the Metro enough you start developing a Keith Richards level of immunity to just about everything. Because you are exposed to just about everything. NYC is even kind enough to allow homeless to camp out in there which gets you over the hump of at least 10 different diseases at a time. Very thoughtful of them...cutting edge.

Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (ODaae)

72
I always like the guy who runs on foot from a helicopter. You're screwed buddy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:09 PM (5jaxN)

73 On the plus side, we saw the largest graduating class of medical doctors ever, with about fifty million new M.D.s being minted on Twitter between February 21 and April 30.

Posted by: Ace at 01:56 PM


LOL. I hope the overlords at YouTube don't take this down for being a conspiracy theory.

Oh, wait, this is the BBC not some puny independent content creator, so they should be OK.

According to our tech masters, we must not deviate from the consensus of the omniscient experts, even if the experts deviate from their "consensus " of just the other day.

This type of censorship is antithetical to progress - it's like these people know nothing about history. Actually, they are probably just getting off on being authoritarian.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at May 11, 2020 02:09 PM (9hauA)

74 Any 'Sconnies here? Evers just issued an order that stand-alone stores and strip-mall stores can re-open. No main street shops. BUT only 5 - five - customers in a store at a time. Good luck getting into Kohls.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:07 PM



Because everyone knows that six in a store at the same time is DEADLY!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:09 PM (axyOa)

75
You don't know how bad Ferguson's WuFlu model was. Imperial College was shamed into releasing the model and the code. Well, sort of. Ferguson's original code was so bad cosmetically -- one single source file of 15K lines -- they were too ashamed to release it. So they hired a team from Microsoft to clean it up and make a more presentable version.

That is now on Github:

https://github.com/mrc-ide/covid-sim


While MS prettied it up into something presentable, the flaws in the logic are still there. I encourage you to read analyses of it.

It's a pile of steaming dogshit. It's not just GIGO. It's garbage out no matter what is input. As someone said, it's like your digestive tract. Put anything in the input, and shit comes out the output.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2020 02:09 PM (rCwaK)

76 We never stopped having Sunday dinner with our extended family including the elderly. I'm pretty sure only thermo nuclear war might stop that. Might.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (VpIIl)

77 @AP 2 minutes ago

Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation.

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (cF8AT)

78 Just how in the hell do these stupid motherfuckers propose anything gets produced or paid for?

Slave that are disposable?

The can all go fuck themselves dead.

Posted by: The Ancient Aliens and Oak Island Narrator at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (gJ9O0)

79 The same people who say we have to lock down just until we "flatten the curve" and then, when the curve has been flattened, announce we must stay in lock down until we have a vaccine...


There are even more new goalposts, Ace:

Now, the new goalpost int he UK is that the "R" number "must" be "below 1.0."

The "R" number is the esoteric epidemiological statistical pattern of how many people each infected person contaminates. if the R number is exactly 1, then the number of infected people stays constant. If the R number is below 1, then eventually the disease will go away. If the R number is above 1, then it will spread into an epidemic.

Even though in reality one can only calculate in retrospect what the R number was for any infectious disease, after all the data is in, someone Big Left is now announcing with daily updates what the R number currently is, even though there's no way to tell, since by their own admission newly infected people often have no symptoms for up to 5 days. So how in the world could we know whether (as I have seen) the R number "just went from .98 to 1.01 yesterday"? It's absurd.

Basically, they're just using the "R" number as some magical evil bugbear they can wield to scare people into obedience. "Oh noes! The R number just went over 1 again! Everyone must now get a bar code tattooed on their foreheads! Anyone who disobeys is a murderer!"

Posted by: zombie at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (N9G0H)

80 Masks will be fun in high summer, huh, Karen? Enjoy those Fred Flintstone tan lines!

Posted by: Charo at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (oVJmc)

81 Yeah, like, who wants to go back to work when funemployment pays out the equivalent of $15 an hour?
Posted by: mrp

____________

Republicans were so stupid to go along with that, we will probably have a double digit unemployment for a long time just because of that one component.

I can't imagine how pissed something like a grocery store worker is right now that they weren't laid off.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Ihsvk)

82 Meanwhile NYC subways have been open the whole time.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:06 PM (Ihsvk)

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NC's Triangle area is being overrun with Northeastern liberal refugees living with friends and parents until the Wuhan flu is completely eliminated and a vaccine is found and unicorns fly. Thanks a lot, Nipsy!

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Pqytn)

83 77 @AP 2 minutes ago

Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation.
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (cF8AT)

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Sounds like a time to start retweeting WHO.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

84 someone Big Left = somehow Big Left

Posted by: zombie at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (N9G0H)

85 35
I had a bad experience last year with a brit manager. Now whenever I hear a woman with that accent, I get angry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (ifmtJ)

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Well, hopefully you achieved a humiliating and decisive defeat against her forces in Yorktown. The old ways are the best ways.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:01 PM (5jaxN)

I did declare independence from her and broke off all connections. Sadly, there was no shooting. I was tempted, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (ifmtJ)

86 President of Tanzania (a chemist himself) sent in a bunch of fake samples for virus testing ... because he did not trust them. A bunch of them came back positive ... Quarantine all pawpaws and goats NOW. (a fraud this scale deserves prison for all involved ... looking at you Fauci)


story is at Gateway Pundit ...

Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Cus5s)

87 Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (ODaae)

What is interesting is that there has NOT been a huge Die off of the homeless.

They can't social distance. They live in camps. Unhealthy conditions. Most with substance abuse problems.

Yet, they don't seem to be one of the hard hit groups.

Could it be because, their immune systems are healthy because they are constantly tested?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (NgKpN)

88 Because everyone knows that six in a store at the same time is DEADLY!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:09 PM (axyOa)



Only if you're at Kohls. If you're at Home Depot or WalMart, numbers don't matter. The corona only kills up to five. After five, you're good.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (lwiT4)

89 Here's how it happens...

I was just on a call with the president of our business reviewing a regression model.

The R2 was 58%, trying to get to 80%.

She asked if the output was dependent on the inputs that we were using.

Totally willing to make decisions based on precisely zero understanding of what she was looking at.

Posted by: MJ at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (gAMkn)

90 @drefanzor

This is how Obamagate better end.

https://tinyurl.com/y6wlu5dl

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (cF8AT)

91 I won't know what to do until I hear from Doctor Who.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (aKsyK)

92 Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Cus5s)
********'
Yep that was from late last week

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (Lrula)

93 I can't imagine how pissed something like a grocery store worker is right now that they weren't laid off.

Posted by: Blago at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Ihsvk)

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That's nothing compared to how angry they are now when their employers call and schedule them for work.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (Pqytn)

94 I like the accent, at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

No man. They don't all sound like Minnie Driver, far from it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM



But if only one sounds like (and looks like) Rhona Mitra.

But mostly looks like...

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (axyOa)

95 They are called jagoffs. Another term would be the last person on earth you would want in a foxhole with you.

Johnson should go on the telly and say if these people were in charge back in the day, we would all be speaking German. I am really sick of this shite. If gov is wrong, then explain it and show a better path. These people are numb nuts and have no path at all.

i am open to waiting if there is a real time to make a change. But it seems that all clear is not coming . Are we going to live like men again? I don't care if you wear a mask and gloves, it doesn't bother me a lick. If that does bother you, that is as wrong as any Karen. The key is it is time to move on with life.

i have had it with abnormal lecturing me on the new normal.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (hHxp2)

96
British Karens are the worst breed of Karens
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (ifmtJ)

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I like the accent, at least.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (LvTSG)







Depends. The posh accents are alluring, working class Midlands is kind of interesting.

Cockney is like the love song of a syphilis-soaked wombat slag.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (EGyGV)

97 WSJ was pushing the same garbage.

"80,000 Deaths from Coronavirus (including people who fell down the stairs), Yet Some States Still Reopening, OMG!!"

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (VpIIl)

98 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

99 Just wait for the Brownshirt contact tracers to start coming to your door.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

100 86 President of Tanzania (a chemist himself) sent in a bunch of fake samples for virus testing ... because he did not trust them. A bunch of them came back positive ... Quarantine all pawpaws and goats NOW. (a fraud this scale deserves prison for all involved ... looking at you Fauci)


story is at Gateway Pundit ...
Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Cus5s)

______________________

HAHAHA...that troublemaker sent in a sample of Motor Oil and it came back positive.

Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (ODaae)

101 Has the same sentiments here as he does the BBC:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

102 As some of us like to say, as a way to express our cogent argument: Duh!

Look, it's not going to be possible for anyone to accurately measure Lockdown caused deaths, so they can spin this anyway they want. But the general consensus has ALWAYS been, based on hard science, if you cause stress, it will show up in the body in ways that are sometimes predictable, and sometimes not.

So there will be increased heart disease, increased strokes, weight gain, weight loss, suicidal behavior, drug use, and... the one that people don't often see coming, INCREASED RATES OF CANCERS!

So even years from now, when we're seeing people dying in increasing numbers from cancers, including unusual or uncommon cancers, nobody will make this connection.

But it'll be there. It's real, and it's spectacular.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (hku12)

103 Thinks he has a BBC and wants to put it in all the women:

https://youtu.be/m68Pw-KZvvo

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

104
Sounds like a time to start retweeting WHO.



Or tweet the 'expert' opinions from several cycles back, when they were saying the opposite.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (oVJmc)

105 They had a solid grasp on the data 3 weeks ago or more when they initiated the "Senior Hours" shopping. At that point they should've backed off the draconian responses and went to practical protocols for the demographic most affected.
TDS won't allow any amount of reason and logic to impede their agenda: "Anyone but Trump 2020"

Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (DB16e)

106 What's for tea, mum?

Heintz. Baked. Beans.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (+7yf7)

107 Keep calm and submit.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (vuisn)

108 Not to be out done by the Iranian air defense system, the Iranian navy destroys one of their own ships testing an anti-ship missile.





Blaming the joos and the great satan in 3, 2, 1...


Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (gmo/4)

109


I was to understand that wearing a mask, and not getting close to people was recommended to "flatten the curve".

We did that, but playgrounds are still closed.

Makes sense.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (lg/F7)

110 >>>Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of dogshit.

My models are really just a booty call to dumpy married women.

Posted by: Neil "Cock Coder" Ferguson at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (PbpT7)

111 British Karens are all into surprise anal.

Posted by: Roy at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (Ti+Tv)

112 Twitter's retrogrades are now experts on health related matters. I want to see their names and credentials.

Posted by: runner at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (zr5Kq)

113 I had a bad experience last year with a brit manager. Now whenever I hear a woman with that accent, I get angry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 11, 2020 01:58 PM (ifmtJ)
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I used to think it was incredibly sexy - after a lengthy run-in with a PM giving vague testing instructions over a month of conf calls, now not so much.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (/ZYFC)

114 @AP 2 minutes ago



Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains
disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule
is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an
outbreak of virus-related misinformation.

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (cF8AT)



I agree with this. Who knows what would happen if there was a sudden outbreak of information?

/

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (lwiT4)

115 77 @AP 2 minutes ago

Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation.
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (cF8AT)

Faceybook is already doing it.

They have a group of 'international Fact Checkers' on various subjects.

Yes, they are deciding what is true, even when it comes to opinion.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:14 PM (NgKpN)

116 @SidneyPowell1 3 minutes ago

Excellent. Now we know names of more than 2000 political operatives masquerading as lawyers but who have no regard for the Rule of Law. Guess they forgot @EricHolder dismissed Stevens' case for like reasons & Judge Sullivan granted. Read the book!

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (cF8AT)

117 British Karen reports you to the Bobbies.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (+7yf7)

118 She asked if the output was dependent on the inputs that we were using.

Totally willing to make decisions based on precisely zero understanding of what she was looking at.

Posted by: MJ at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (gAMkn)

Well, if the output was independent of the input, it would be a very stable model and system.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (A5zUN)

119 Soon: in order to slow the spread of the Wuhan Flu, it is necessary for women to wear the hijab.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (E+OcO)

120 Who is afraid of the Iranian navy?

Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (q2fym)

121
Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of dogshit.

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Apparently his moral code, too. It sounds like this is far from his first bullshit fake science rodeo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (5jaxN)

122 Not to be out done by the Iranian air defense system, the Iranian navy destroys one of their own ships testing an anti-ship missile.




Inshallah!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (oVJmc)

123 "who were all demanding lockdowns now."

Yes, but first you will blow me, said just about every working person...

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (VpIIl)

124 DOC ORANGE IS THE CONFUSING FACTOR. HE CAN'T TAKE A LEAK WITHOUT CONFUSING THE URINAL.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE CALVIN KLEIN at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (Pzzpr)

125 Brownshirt contact tracers

How the fuck are they going to trace EVERYBODY when most people are asymptomatic and the tests are shit.


Posted by: DaveA at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (FhXTo)

126 There is one bright side to all this: it'll be 50 years before those climate-doom models are taken seriously again.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (CQ3Qb)

127 "The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation."

part of operation "flood" aka "flood the zone" ... flood everyone with the fake narrative, use celebrities and experts, drown out all other (or just censor and attack all other opinion, all peer review). This is the stated plan of the elite Davos crowd. We see it implemented forcefully.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (Cus5s)

128 We have destroyed ourselves.


That is all.

Posted by: Drider at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (R/UH9)

129 How many hands do you have?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:02 PM (hYcqw)


A few...
*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (0QYMt)

130
Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter tech company policies to confront an outbreak of virus-related misinformation.
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:10 PM (cF8AT)


Sponge announced Monday Twatter should be killed with fire to save freedoms for all citizens and right the universe.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (Zz0t1)

131 MUCK, that is some confusing gibberish.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (A5zUN)

132 Twitter has been very helpful, actually, and someone pointed out that a half-dozen anonymous twitter accounts covered the Obamagate scandal better than anyone in the media.
And those of you who were curious about Q, Qanon asked Trump to tweet out "Obamagate" and immediately, Trump did.
Then the hashtag #Obamagate started trending with over 3 million tweets. Jack and crew must be going crazy

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (AwPyG)

133 @75

All i needed to know that the "models" were complete garbage was the original number of COVID death's in the US was 2.5 million, you know what else is roughly 2.5 million?


Rough average annual number of deaths in the US for all causes is 2.5 million.


This was always a scam, it's a scam at every level of analysis and I said it over two months ago.


Here's another fun fact:

Gilead the company that makes Remedisvir also makes GS-441524 an antiviral that is used to fight corona viruses in cats.


So Gilead took a cat drug, added a carrier so that it won't get deactivated by the body and slapped a Mercedes Benz price tag on it.



They eschewed the cheap and off patent HCQ for Remdesivir, charging up to $5k a pop per treatment.


Hey I wonder if any politicians or officials are getting kickbacks from Gilead?


Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (xXJfx)

134 People die of heart attacks, we need to lock down until all fatty foods are eliminated.

People die of diabetes, we need to lock down until all refined sugar is eliminated.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (Xlhf2)

135 Let's see, there the Wuhan Flu deaths, the deaths from heart disease, stroke and cancer that were not treated because the hospitals are closed, and, of course, all the present and future suicides that have come from people losing their life's work. And all hope for the future.


The purpose of all of this wasn't just to "flatten the curve." It was to cull the herd. They want people to die.

First piece of evidence: NY nursing home policy.



Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (br0DX)

136 So is Twitter still pretending to be a platform instead of a publisher?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)

137 A few...
*shifty eyes*
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (0QYMt)

Do you use Palmolive?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (A5zUN)

138 wearing the masks is, in my corner of SE PA, a political "tell"

I went shopping with one of my boys and we both wore masks - Whole Paycheck! - and so many people complimented him on how "responsible" he was being wearing a mask and helping his mom shop etc

it was kind of vomit-inducing. not everyone in the WF was wearing them, they were making a point. he was on Team Good.

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (j9HX3)

139 Sponge announced Monday Twatter should be killed with fire to save freedoms for all citizens and right the universe.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:16 PM (Zz0t1)


And why exactly has this not been done yet?!?! I want to speak to your manager.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (FamXy)

140 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)

141 People die in car accidents. We need to ban all vehicles until they can build safe cars that eliminate all traffic fatalities.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:18 PM (Xlhf2)

142 Do you use Palmolive?

You're socking in it!
-Mage

Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:18 PM (gmo/4)

143 LOL. Yes, the POTUS and leader of the free world certainly sits around waiting for instructions from Qanon and immediately acts upon them.

Do you have any idea how fucking ridiculous you sound?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 11, 2020 02:18 PM (+7yf7)

144 You're soaking in it.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 11, 2020 02:18 PM (vuisn)

145 136 So is Twitter still pretending to be a platform instead of a publisher?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)


It is quantum. Both a platform and a publisher depending when you measure it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Xlhf2)

146
What's for tea, mum?

Heintz. Baked. Beans.

Posted by: Guy Smiley


A bath tub full.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (aKsyK)

147
And those of you who were curious about Q, Qanon asked Trump to tweet out "Obamagate" and immediately, Trump did.




Hahaha.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (oVJmc)

148 They should put Neil Ferguson in a Chinese forced labor camp for all the destruction he has caused.

One man. One fucking man, got the ball rolling on this global fraud and not one person thought to question it until it was too late. Now it's been weaponized by the Left Wingers and will stay with us like a bad fungus.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (VpIIl)

149 soaking...

Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (gmo/4)

150 141 People die in car accidents. We need to ban all vehicles until they can build safe cars that eliminate all traffic fatalities.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:18 PM
___________________

We'll reopen at 20 mph and consider an increase when we make 14 days with no accidents.

Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (DB16e)

151 Is the Flynn/Powell team "in"court today (remotely or whatever)?

Posted by: LASue at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

152 I think the federally subsidized supplemental unemployment stuff ends in 2 months? Under current law. So WH will have to hold the line.

publius with more detail of what I was talking about. Models can be useful and accurate - but of course it depends on how they're built, what they're modeling (do we understand the workings of the thing being modeled), etc. In other words - common sense.

Models of C-19 using standard epidemiological assumptions would yield ..... pretty much what we're seeing: classic epidemic graphs, sharp initial increase, longer sloping right shoulder as cases decline. The curves for the UK in particular are right out of epidemiology textbooks - but actually they'll be that way because ..... um, that's how viral repiratory epidemics *always* proceed?

Yeah.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (El6T/)

153 @143
Take a look. It happened yesterday evening.

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (AwPyG)

154 ll models are only as good as the foundational data and assumptions.

And the epidemiologists who aren't progammers who create them and have doomsday incentives for those rare moments the world pays any attention.

Posted by: DaveA at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (FhXTo)

155 People die in spacecraft. Ban space exploration until a space vehicle is designed to guarantee no deaths.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Xlhf2)

156 Just wait for the Brownshirt contact tracers to start coming to your door.
Posted by: Insomniac


1st sign on my lawn:
You are trespassing

2nd sign:
You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)

157 Any 'Sconnies here? Evers just issued an order that stand-alone stores

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But grocery stores and Wallyworld are unrestricted. And the science behind this is...?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (sJi+I)

158 One man. One fucking man, got the ball rolling on this global fraud and not one person thought to question it until it was too late. Now it's been weaponized by the Left Wingers and will stay with us like a bad fungus.


well, you're right about his being a "fucking man"

I assume Neil was also pretty good at it, too.

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (j9HX3)

159 Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (br0DX)



shibumi - you are right about all the other deaths stemming from this nonsense. Daughter moonlights as a forensic nurse and they're seeing a spike in suicide attempts and domestic violence. Children too. It's awful. This has to stop.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (lwiT4)

160 We all need to stay home and crash the world economy because Orange Man Bad.

Posted by: brak at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (cG+eD)

161 Soon: in order to slow the spread of the Wuhan Flu, it is necessary for women to wear the hijab.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM

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To flatten the curve women will have to go topless in public, it's the only way to stop the spread of this highly contagious deadly disease*.

*Only hot women with nice boobs are subject to this mandate.


If it saves just one life..........

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (JUOKG)

162 We'll reopen at 20 mph and consider an increase when we make 14 days with no accidents.
Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (DB16e)

That is insane! You just want minorities to die!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (Xlhf2)

163 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)







If you mean the same region that spawned Fran Drescher...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (EGyGV)

164 87 Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (ODaae)

What is interesting is that there has NOT been a huge Die off of the homeless.

They can't social distance. They live in camps. Unhealthy conditions. Most with substance abuse problems.

Yet, they don't seem to be one of the hard hit groups.

Could it be because, their immune systems are healthy because they are constantly tested?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (NgKpN)

_______________________________

More likely that they are outside most of the time getting that Vitamin D from the sun.

Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (ODaae)

165 I for one would be just fine if the Twitter platform could catch a deathly case of the coronavirus, and we could all watch it suffocate and sputter to an ugly death.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (VpIIl)

166 Just wait for the Brownshirt contact tracers to start coming to your door.
Posted by: Insomniac

1st sign on my lawn:
You are trespassing

2nd sign:
You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)


Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (t+qrx)

167 But grocery stores and Wallyworld are unrestricted. And the science behind this is...?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (sJi+I)



The corona only lives at Kohl's. duh

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (lwiT4)

168 Who is afraid of the Iranian navy?
Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (q2fym)

Fish. Mollusks.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (0QYMt)

169 Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus.

When all this is over, someone needs to sue Twitter, et al, into oblivion for pushing a false narrative while suppressing the truth.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (0nzky)

170 If you mean the same region that spawned Fran Drescher...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (EGyGV)

That laugh is seared, seared into my memory.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (A5zUN)

171 If you mean the same region that spawned Fran Drescher...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (EGyGV)
++++++++++++++
Everybody always beats up on Fran. Yeah, her accent was terrible. That ain't the only one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (hYcqw)

172 Apple is moving 1/5 of its manufacturing to India.
Only 1/5?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:22 PM (Xlhf2)

173 Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of dogshit.

--------

Apparently his moral code, too. It sounds like this is far from his first bullshit fake science rodeo.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (5jaxN)


So I am to understand THIS Neil Furgeson is not the same Neil (or Neeeeel or Niallll) Furgeson who has appeared on Hoover Institute's webcasts.

Still, the one who has shown up there is the one who was advocating for Facebook and/or Google to be put in charge of tracking our healthcare information.

Because they have the tech, and they're tracking us already, so why not.

Yeah, no.

You're both douchebags. I don't care how you spell your stupid douchebag name, you're still a Big Government statist douchebag, filled with dirty douchewater.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:22 PM (hku12)

174 Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (t+qrx)

Celebrate Christmas early with 4 greens and 1 red

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 11, 2020 02:22 PM (DjiZK)

175 Who is afraid of the Iranian navy?
Posted by: Yo! at May 11, 2020 02:15 PM (q2fym)

The Iranian navy.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:22 PM (Xlhf2)

176 shibumi - you are right about all the other deaths stemming from this
nonsense. Daughter moonlights as a forensic nurse and they're seeing a
spike in suicide attempts and domestic violence. Children too. It's
awful. This has to stop.


Oh, I know. Don't forget to add in lost medical care, so you can't see a psychiatrist, if you are so inclined. You also can't go talk to a priest.


This is the perfect way to drive people to drinking, violence and suicide. Take away everything they worked for, isolate them and don't let them do anything that might make their life easier. Just sit in front the tv watching 'we're in this together' commercials.

/yeah, they want us dead.

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (br0DX)

177 Just wait for the Brownshirt contact tracers to start coming to your door.
Posted by: Insomniac

1st sign on my lawn:
You are trespassing

2nd sign:
You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)

Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM


***

Napalm sticks to tracers.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (axyOa)

178 But grocery stores and Wallyworld are unrestricted. And the science behind this is...?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (sJi+I)
+++++++++++++
It's social science. When we go full commie, the old grocery stores will be used for distributions of essential goods coordinated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. If people are already used to arbitrary rules and waiting in lines to get in, that will help during the transition.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (hYcqw)

179 It wouldn't be that bad if they were ever right, but they're always wrong - ALWAYS! You couldn't get a worse track record even if you tried! Eventually, you'd make an error and get one right!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (vGJY7)

180 I figure if you're immune-compromised and the disease is more dangerous, then the stronger your immune system is, the less dangerous.

Bums probably have pretty strong immune systems, given the needle drugs, the wallowing in shit, and the rat-meat diet they've already survived.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (5jaxN)

181 100 86 President of Tanzania (a chemist himself) sent in a bunch of fake samples for virus testing ... because he did not trust them. A bunch of them came back positive ... Quarantine all pawpaws and goats NOW. (a fraud this scale deserves prison for all involved ... looking at you Fauci)


story is at Gateway Pundit ...
Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:11 PM (Cus5s)

______________________

HAHAHA...that troublemaker sent in a sample of Motor Oil and it came back positive.
Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:13 PM (ODaae)

Proof! We kept telling you Big Oil would KILL YOU!

Posted by: Enviroweenie at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (NgKpN)

182 "So I am to understand THIS Neil Furgeson is not the same Neil (or
Neeeeel or Niallll) Furgeson who has appeared on Hoover Institute's
webcasts."
No. Different person.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (CQ3Qb)

183 It's social science. When we go full commie, the old
grocery stores will be used for distributions of essential goods
coordinated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. If people are already
used to arbitrary rules and waiting in lines to get in, that will help
during the transition.


Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM

---

Victory Gin outlets for the win!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (JUOKG)

184 Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM


***

Napalm sticks to tracers.
Posted by: Diogenes


Dibs on both of you for my foxhole.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (Pr4ah)

185
1st sign on my lawn:
You are trespassing

2nd sign:
You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)


Install the sensors so as they enter your property, you start hearing the "locking target" tones from Top Gun.

When they reach the 2nd sign, they get the "locked" tone.

Poo will come out.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

186 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)

i am going to go along with that if that means the opposite for the guy accent. I was going to say Italy or maybe France but really it is the one where she really is into you.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (hHxp2)

187 "Neil Ferguson's model and code were nothing but a big steaming pile of
dogshit. These guys need to be held to account. They've cost trillions
and trillions worldwide."

as with the Trump/Russia dossier ... it is the Big Players that wanted to act on a FakeNarrative that need to be locked up (and lock up asshoe Neil too, but he could not shut down the economy with his BS ... the Economy Shutdown was a broad PsyOp put into motion by ?? Gates/Soros types, and the Davos cheerleaders/planners. The media was on board ... we need to uncover the emails and documents the show the plan ... it was an Agenda (21 or otherwise).

Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (Cus5s)

188 It's social science. When we go full commie, the old
grocery stores will be used for distributions of essential goods
coordinated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. If people are already
used to arbitrary rules and waiting in lines to get in, that will help
during the transition.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (hYcqw)



If we're really good and make Daddy happy, we can have ten people in the store instead of just five.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (lwiT4)

189 It wouldn't be that bad if they were ever right, but they're always
wrong - ALWAYS! You couldn't get a worse track record even if you tried!
Eventually, you'd make an error and get one right!



And yet they still keep their cushy, high paying jobs. Surprise, surprise.


/it's not what you know, it's who you know

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (br0DX)

190 And those of you who were curious about Q, Qanon asked Trump to tweet out "Obamagate" and immediately, Trump did.



Hahaha.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (oVJmc)

Lulz

Posted by: LASue at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (Ed8Zd)

191 If you mean the same region that spawned Fran Drescher...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:20 PM (EGyGV)

That laugh is seared, seared into my memory.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM



***

Or Janice, who had the hots for Chandler Bing.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (axyOa)

192 Only a genuine...not a Chi nah knockoff...mask does anything to to stop the spread of virus.

Posted by: torabora at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (Y274z)

193 1st sign on my lawn:

You are trespassing



2nd sign:

You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)



Install the sensors so as they enter your property, you start hearing the "locking target" tones from Top Gun.



When they reach the 2nd sign, they get the "locked" tone.



Poo will come out.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM

---

If they come to my house I will let Maggy, the wife's dog out, wait 10 minutes and then call the Cops to come get the corpse off my lawn.


She can't stand strangers.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (JUOKG)

194 This is the perfect way to drive people to drinking, violence and suicide. Take away everything they worked for, isolate them and don't let them do anything that might make their life easier. Just sit in front the tv watching 'we're in this together' commercials.

/yeah, they want us dead.
Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (br0DX)

If only there were some Law or document that said they could not do this to us.

Make orders like this. Take all our choice away.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (NgKpN)

195 Victory Gin outlets for the win!


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (JUOKG)

==========================
Full Commienism might be worth it if "they" increase the chocolate ration.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (Pqytn)

196 RIP Jerry Stiller.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (SRRAx)

197 Lockdown now, Lockdown tomorrow and Lockdown forever

Posted by: The Wine Moms at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (WdocV)

198 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)


If you mean the same region that spawned Fran Drescher...
Posted by: IllTemperedCur



*skin starts crawling.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (Pr4ah)

199 Or Janice, who had the hots for Chandler Bing.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (axyOa)


Oh my Gaawd!

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (hHxp2)

200 No, the same area that spawned Marisa Tomei....

Dead on balls accurate.

Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (gmo/4)

201 It's social science. When we go full commie, the old grocery stores will be used for distributions of essential goods

---
I used to say thats crazy talk. Now, its just observational logic. Its amazing how far we've devolved in just a brief period of time

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (sJi+I)

202
I won't know what to do until I hear from Doctor Who.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

=========

Until he's available, consult Dr. Jill Biden.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (SFAhl)

203 If only there were some Law or document that said they could not do this to us.



Make orders like this. Take all our choice away.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (NgKpN)



Yeah, a document would be good. It could even have amendments.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

204 Hey, what's going on with that "Whistleblower" fired from the HHS? Posted by: Orson

1. First, the NIH announced their study where they used dying black veterans as props to discredit hydroxychloroquine.

2. Next, the FDA followed up by recommending hospital-only usage for HCQ because DANGER! Evidently the pill works in hospitals and tribal Africa, but not doctors offices.

3. Then Pelosi opens investigation the President because of Dr. Rick Bright's firing for Speaking Truth to Hydroxychloroquine.

1,2,3--it's the old Wrap-Up Impeachment Smear all over again. *yawn*

I understand the guy is on record advocating for HCQ. Life comes at you fast.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (Ndje9)

205 Alternative Headline: "BBC Inadvertently Commits Act of Journalism."

Posted by: Miledei at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (5IBjw)

206 PA's Commie administration is going full tilt retaliation on counties that are telling Wolf to EABOFJD.

Posted by: kallisto at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (aQfmB)

207 Install the sensors so as they enter your property, you start hearing the "locking target" tones from Top Gun.



When they reach the 2nd sign, they get the "locked" tone.



Poo will come out.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

"Got good tone""Too close for missiles, going to guns."
play one simple line from Act of Valor..."Overwatch you are clear to engage.Roger, going hot."

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (DjiZK)

208 Let's see, there the Wuhan Flu deaths, the deaths from heart disease, stroke and cancer that were not treated because the hospitals are closed, and, of course, all the present and future suicides that have come from people losing their life's work. And all hope for the future.

The purpose of all of this wasn't just to "flatten the curve." It was to cull the herd. They want people to die.

First piece of evidence: NY nursing home policy.

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (br0DX)


Broken record time... and it's not just people who couldn't get treated for pre-existing serious health conditions.

This lockdown will CAUSE serious health conditions. Because that's what stress does.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (hku12)

209 i am going to go along with that if that means the opposite for the guy accent. I was going to say Italy or maybe France but really it is the one where she really is into you.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM (hHxp2)
+++++++++++
It might mean the opposite for the guy accent. I dunno. I'm not into dudes that way.

It came up in conversation at work in the Before Times that some magazine surveyed men and found that "New Jersey" was the sexiest accent. Some coworkers were talking about it and how they just don't get it.

One of my colleagues is this very severe guy from Long Island and New Jersey. He has a pretty noticeable accent, but he can really ham it up when he wants to. He is also hilarious, but most people don't know it because they're afraid of him.

During that discussion between other coworkers, he stands up and says - loudly - "What? This isn't sexy to you? This isn't turning you on?" He put on his ultra-thick Long Island accent for it.

They got real quiet and nervous until he started laughing...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

210 203 If only there were some Law or document that said they could not do this to us.



Make orders like this. Take all our choice away.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:25 PM (NgKpN)



Yeah, a document would be good. It could even have amendments.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:26 PM (lwiT4)

===========

Maybe it could have a section that says, "All this goes away when a non-related entity declares a pandemic."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

211 NOT been a huge Die off of the homeless.

70+ year olds with comorbidities don't survive being homeless in the 1st place.

Posted by: DaveA at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (FhXTo)

212 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.

***

No. And I can't say that strong enough.

Perhaps upper class southern Belle? Like say South Carolina?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (WdocV)

213 I want a chick from Fargo or near Fargo. Yah, that is sexy.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (hHxp2)

214 184 Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM


***

Napalm sticks to tracers.
Posted by: Diogenes


Dibs on both of you for my foxhole.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:24 PM


***

The Party Foxhole...where Mad Minutes can go on for an hour or so.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (axyOa)

215 Not just 50 million doctors--50 million expert doctors

You see, they have charts and models and graphs and infographics-- you are required to trust the experts!!

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (aO8Gd)

216 Full Commienism might be worth it if "they" increase the chocolate ration.
Posted by: mrp


The chocolate ration has been increased from 20 grams to 15 grams!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (Pr4ah)

217 Who is that fucking fuck who bemoans the lack of respect for expertise, and then expounds about shit he knows nothing of on twitter all day?

Yeah, seems we're being run by 10,000 of those guys, all working outside their area of expertise.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (z79tQ)

218 "When they reach the 2nd sign, they get the "locked" tone. Poo will come out."

Like chaff from a fighter plane.

Posted by: Chris M at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (eAZVt)

219 My parents and I were talking about this yesterday.
The most scary thing modern people can say is 'I don't know.' Rather
than saying 'Let's be cautious and see what happens- we can always
change if the circumstances change!' everyone wants to not be seen as a
dumb ass and DO SOMETHING!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:03 PM (A5zUN)

========================================One thing I like about being an Engineer, is "I don't know" is an acceptable answer.
But the good ones say, "I don't know, but I'll find out."
Pity politicians never say that.

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (DV/hr)

220 This is the perfect way to drive people to drinking, violence and suicide. Take away everything they worked for, isolate them and don't let them do anything that might make their life easier. Just sit in front the tv watching 'we're in this together' commercials.

/yeah, they want us dead.
Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (br0DX)
+++++++++++++++
I can't watch TV anymore. The COVID-19 "we're all in this together" and "Alone Together" and "heroes on the front lines" propaganda was raising my blood pressure. I'm done.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (hYcqw)

221 PA's Commie administration is going full tilt retaliation on counties that are telling Wolf to EABOFJD.


yes so let's see how the Staties will go

I assume full fascist, knowing them

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (j9HX3)

222 And those of you who were curious about Q, Qanon asked Trump to tweet out "Obamagate" and immediately, Trump did.
Posted by: artemis

I've been pretty skeptical of the Q stuff, but if the timing with that is correct, that's...very interesting.

Posted by: Biergood at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (FQWHA)

223 Since Slo Biden is in our most at risk population, I guess we won't see him in public without a mask until there's a vaccine- right?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (ChaDo)

224 Evers is sure full of himself.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (XxJt1)

225 "So I am to understand THIS Neil Furgeson is not the same Neil (or
Neeeeel or Niallll) Furgeson who has appeared on Hoover Institute's
webcasts."
--------------------------
No. Different person.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 11, 2020 02:23 PM (CQ3Qb)


Yes, that's what I said. Different person. Both douchebags.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (hku12)

226 KEEP CALM
AND
KAREN ON

Posted by: Karen Fotheringhamptonshire at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (mjJ4C)

227 One thing I like about being an Engineer, is "I don't know" is an acceptable answer.
But the good ones say, "I don't know, but I'll find out."
Pity politicians never say that.
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (DV/hr)
+++++++++
Abso-freaking-lutely.

"I don't know. Let's find out."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (hYcqw)

228 Believe the Science?


Have these idiots ever heard of the Null Hypothesis?
You know, the one that ERVERY LEGITIMATE RESEARCH study is based on.

You start by not believing the hypothesis and try to show that it should be believed.

Good science starts with disbelief/skepticism. To prattle on that we *must believe the science* is absolutely anti-scientific.


*steps gingerly off soapbox

Posted by: stumck at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (w9Wax)

229 Late start to my AOS-day, working on justice for Dorkie Dork, but saw that Jerry Stiller died. I did not know that he played Lt. Patrone in the original (and best) "Taking of Pelham one two three". So Jerry Stiller uttered my favorite movie line of all time: "Even great men have to pee".

Posted by: SFGoth at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (KAi1n)

230 "Yet, they don't seem to be one of the hard hit groups.

Could it be because, their immune systems are healthy because they are constantly tested?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (NgKpN)
_______________________________
More likely that they are outside most of the time getting that Vitamin D from the sun.
Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 ________
___________________

How many Chinese do you think flew from Wuhan to mingle with the homeless in America?

Posted by: Cosda at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (91jSV)

231 One thing a U.S. fighter pilot never heard in WW2, "You are cleared to engage".

Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (gmo/4)

232 I've asked some of those lockdown types what there plan is for what Wuhan Flu comes back in the fall....and it will....and they have no answer other then more lockdown.


I did have someone tell me "we" have enough money to lockdown for as long as need be who got mad when I asked her how many trillions she was kicking in to the "we're all in this together" fund.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (WdocV)

233 I didn't get to where I am today by obeying useless namby-pamby virus edicts.

Posted by: CJ at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (gnl1m)

234 The Party Foxhole...where Mad Minutes can go on for an hour or so.
Posted by: Diogenes


Serious question.

Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.

A. Do you reach up and break the belt
or
B. Hang on for the wild ride


Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pr4ah)

235 @222
We mentioned this in a post yesterday--Miley I think. It looks like whoever or whatever Q is, it travels with the president on AF 1

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (AwPyG)

236 This lockdown will CAUSE serious health conditions. Because that's what stress does.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (hku12)

===========================
I tell people that when all is said and done about the Wuhan Flu "pandemic", more people will suffer from lung damage caused by improper mask hygiene than the any benefit they received by wearing the masks.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pqytn)

237 Who is that fucking fuck who bemoans the lack of respect for expertise, and then expounds about shit he knows nothing of on twitter all day?
..........

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (z79tQ)


Ummm..... everybody? Isn't that everybody on twatter?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)

238 Rush said Barr's DOJ came down on an Oklahoma mayor who refused to reopen churches when everything else got greenlighted. DOJ needs to take a look at 1A violations in PA tout de suite.

Posted by: kallisto at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (aQfmB)

239 215 Not just 50 million doctors--50 million expert doctors

You see, they have charts and models and graphs and infographics-- you are required to trust the experts!!
Posted by: RoyalOil at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (aO8Gd)

Well, I have to say that a LOT of the more skeptical things I read about this virus early on, from various online people.

Have turned out to be MUCH more correct than what the Medical Experts who HAD Medical degrees said.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (NgKpN)

240 Fair warning. The next company that produces an "we're all this together" commercial, I'm calling in an airstrike.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (ChaDo)

241 We haven't foguht a war at full capacity since WWII which is the damnedest thing.


The US military of 1945 would have won every single conflict we've been in since then....with the ROE of WWII of course.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (WdocV)

242 Now that Trump his own self is retweeting some of the long-time stalwart anonymous Twitter people who've followed and unearthed and properly analyzed the Mega-Scandal from the outset, y'all twitter-averse can just check out some of their stuff and see what you're missing.

He's going off again today (amusing, and encouraging, for what it implies), and today/yesterday repeating posts by some who anyone really interested should have been reading for a long time.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (El6T/)

243 Who is that fucking fuck who bemoans the lack of respect for expertise, and then expounds about shit he knows nothing of on twitter all day?

Yeah, seems we're being run by 10,000 of those guys, all working outside their area of expertise.

What could go wrong?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (z79tQ)
++++++++++
Tom Nichols?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (hYcqw)

244
The Party Foxhole...where Mad Minutes can go on for an hour or so.
Posted by: Diogenes


Serious question.

Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.

A. Do you reach up and break the belt
or
B. Hang on for the wild ride


Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pr4ah)







Ma Deuce? Take the ride.

The Pig, the M60? Snap the belt most ricky-tick, before the barrel droops and causes the gun to explode.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (EGyGV)

245
Who is that fucking fuck who bemoans the lack of respect for expertise, and then expounds about shit he knows nothing of on twitter all day?
..........

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (z79tQ)

Ummm..... everybody? Isn't that everybody on twatter?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)

-------

Yup, they're mostly incompetent lackwits with no social life.

But I think he's asking about the one called Tom Nichols.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (5jaxN)

246 234 The Party Foxhole...where Mad Minutes can go on for an hour or so.
Posted by: Diogenes


Serious question.

Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.

A. Do you reach up and break the belt
or
B. Hang on for the wild ride


Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pr4ah)

Depends on how many targets are in front of you.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (NgKpN)

247 I can't watch TV anymore. The COVID-19 "we're all in this together" and "Alone Together" and "heroes on the front lines" propaganda was raising my blood pressure. I'm done.

Same. The word heroes has got to be the most overused word in the english language.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (dUJdY)

248 During that discussion between other coworkers, he
stands up and says - loudly - "What? This isn't sexy to you? This isn't
turning you on?" He put on his ultra-thick Long Island accent for it.



They got real quiet and nervous until he started laughing...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

at least you have a good story. It is one thing to spout off, but another to back up your argument with primary sources. I have to look into this now, you made a legit argument.

I would probably go with Spanish from Andalucia but even getting a chance to meet those girls as an Americano is pretty damn rare. Now I have to look into this. I have to be honest, I am more of a talk like the man on the news type because of my many travels. I don't sound like Quint or some Texans.

I always heard Italian was the most beautiful language, but from some women, it can get extra whiny.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (hHxp2)

249 I can't watch TV anymore. The COVID-19 "we're all in this together" and "Alone Together" and "heroes on the front lines" propaganda was raising my blood pressure. I'm done.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (hYcqw)
-------
I saw commercials this w/e while curious about a NASCAR e-race - Tony Gonzalez and other NFL-ers playing with their children by the pool in their palatial estates telling us to stay home. Okay - when can I come over?

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (/ZYFC)

250 You want Minnie Driver.
You'll settle for Keira Knightley.
You'll get a Monty Python falsetto.

https://youtu.be/uhnJru5HZlU

Pepper pots.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (LxTcq)

251 I can't watch TV anymore. The COVID-19 "we're all in this together" and "Alone Together" and "heroes on the front lines" propaganda was raising my blood pressure. I'm done.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


We're all in the same boat.


BULL.

SHIT.

Their boat looks like John Kerry's yacht and mine looks like Gilligan's raft.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (Pr4ah)

252 Re the homeless - the reason we don't see them dropping like flies is that Wuhan flu is only slightly more dangerous then season flu.

So, some number of them died last year and no one noticed....and if you don't go looking for them you aren't going to find them this year either.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (WdocV)

253 Now that Trump his own self is retweeting some of the long-time stalwart anonymous Twitter people who've followed and unearthed and properly analyzed the Mega-Scandal from the outset, y'all twitter-averse can just check out some of their stuff and see what you're missing.

He's going off again today (amusing, and encouraging, for what it implies), and today/yesterday repeating posts by some who anyone really interested should have been reading for a long time.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (El6T/)
+++++++++++++
Who's he retweeting? The likes of Tecno Fog and Undercover Huber?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (hYcqw)

254 2.2 million US people were supposed to be dead by now from Wuhu flu. Trump saved over 2 million people.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (r+sAi)

255 Serious question.



Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.



A. Do you reach up and break the belt

or

B. Hang on for the wild ride







Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pr4ah)

Can I join the party? I still know how to do headspace and timing on the M2. I also still have an asbestos mitt for barrel changes just in case it gets real sporty.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (DjiZK)

256 The Party Foxhole...where Mad Minutes can go on for an hour or so.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:28 PM (axyOa)

Anyone seen the ole razzle dazzle yet?

https://tinyurl.com/ybsp4or9

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (z79tQ)

257 @228
and the scientific method requires you to show all your data so as to allow another scientist to try to disprove your method (or confirm it.)
So when the models and raw data are hidden away from the public by "experts" like Michael Moore, that's your first clue.

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (AwPyG)

258 The same people who told us masks were useless, and also it was critical
to save masks for medical personnel because they save lives, and also
now that masks are critical for everyone and now mandated by law...
------------------------------

And they're the same people who told us to Believe All Women...

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (yokAj)

259
A coworker brought in a bag of free masks. I reached into the bag feeling like I'm finding the switch for Grandma to beat me with.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (SFAhl)

260 >>He's going off again today (amusing, and encouraging, for what it implies), and today/yesterday repeating posts by some who anyone really interested should have been reading for a long time.


I have been.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (ZLI7S)

261 My only hero in this pandemic is bourbon.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (ChaDo)

262
2.2 million US people were supposed to be dead by now from Wuhu flu. Trump saved over 2 million people.
***

Two million American saved or created. T Hat's the metric right?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (WdocV)

263 238
Rush said Barr's DOJ came down on an Oklahoma mayor who refused to
reopen churches when everything else got greenlighted. DOJ needs to take
a look at 1A violations in PA tout de suite.

Posted by: kallisto at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (aQfmB)

Time to go Old Testament on the mayor.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (N39Ws)

264 OneEyedJack - Tom Nichols is the one you're thinking of.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (El6T/)

265 I would probably go with Spanish from Andalucia but even getting a chance to meet those girls as an Americano is pretty damn rare. Now I have to look into this. I have to be honest, I am more of a talk like the man on the news type because of my many travels. I don't sound like Quint or some Texans.

I always heard Italian was the most beautiful language, but from some women, it can get extra whiny.
Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (hHxp2)
+++++++++++++++
Some Spanish accents are ultra-sexy. Some Latin American ones, too - especially the thin accents like Colombia and Costa Rica.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (hYcqw)

266 Michael Mann, you hockey stick!

Posted by: stumck at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (w9Wax)

267 Serious question.





Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.





A. Do you reach up and break the belt


or


B. Hang on for the wild ride












Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pr4ah)

Can I
join the party? I still know how to do headspace and timing on the M2. I
also still have an asbestos mitt for barrel changes just in case it
gets real sporty. - Quilter's Irish Death
=============================
Well, the first question should be "Who's paying for the .50 BMG ammo?" 'Cause that stuff ain't cheap.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (Pqytn)

268 2.2 million US people were supposed to be dead by now from Wuhu flu. Trump saved over 2 million people.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2020 02:33 PM (r+sAi)
-----------
There it is - play by their rules.

Who would have thunk Donald effing Trump would be the tool to bring it all down in the post-truth era?

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (/ZYFC)

269 I like to tell people I've moved on from the New Normal to the New New Normal. In the New New Normal, dueling is the preferred form of policy discourse.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (hKi6n)

270 The Ministry of Experts has announced there will be 70,000 corona deaths.

They have always predicted 70,000 deaths.
If you remember otherwise report to room 101.

Posted by: Ripley at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (MxEKc)

271 and the scientific method requires you to show all your data so as to allow another scientist to try to disprove your method (or confirm it.)
So when the models and raw data are hidden away from the public by "experts" like Michael Moore, that's your first clue.
Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (AwPyG)
+++++++++++
Do you mean Michael Mann, or is Michael Moore pretending to be a scientist now?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (hYcqw)

272 Trump would be well served with an army of the 4-chan types ... the left certainly has their army of online trolls ... but the 4-chan (including the Qanon crowd?) has put out useful info ... and they do seem to produce good results.


I have no idea if Q is just a LARP, or if at some point they got big enough to attract some more senior help. As Flynn has noted, we are now fighting grey zone info wars ... I'd be glad to see some coordination in the "war".


That women framed to be Flynn's lover ... was pushed out of her job at Cambridge ... I think she said in that interview she now fights the online war ... which is pretty nifty. Not sure exactly what she meant ... but indeed, we need an army of real experts that would not be allowed on the MSM.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (Cus5s)

273 I keep telling people on Facebook, that people can't live like this. We need to have physical contact with other people. We need to get together, laugh and look at each other's faces. We need to go outside, get together in groups. We simply can't live like this without going mad.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (JKNZq)

274 I'm liking this President of Tanzania guy-first cancels a Chinese Belt and Road project, then punks the WHO.

More, please.

Posted by: Miklos, highly pleased and amused at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (QzkSJ)

275 240 Fair warning. The next company that produces an "we're all this together" commercial, I'm calling in an airstrike.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (ChaDo)

It's gotten so I don't even need to be looking at the TV. I can tell if it's a WuFlu commercial just by the first few notes of the opening music.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (Ez6QX)

276 Two million American saved or created. T Hat's the metric right?


Posted by: 18-1



Whole lotta Ky'Rona Vyress's being born in about 7 months.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (Pr4ah)

277 Apple is moving 1/5 of its manufacturing to India.

I'm not saying that all work done in India is substandard, I'm just saying I haven't seen a lot come out of there that wasn't.

Posted by: Sock at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (ExV1e)

278 JackStraw, I know you have - I'm just encouraging more here to read for themselves, as a public service.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (El6T/)

279 >>> I tell people that when all is said and done about the Wuhan Flu "pandemic", more people will suffer from lung damage caused by improper mask hygiene than the any benefit they received by wearing the masks.
Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM

And I hope every single group that forced the masks on others gets their asses sued off. I only worry that this talk of adding lawsuit indemnity laws will only be used for that. Covering leftist collaborators from the legal retaliation they deserve on the part of all the people they abused.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (l6b3d)

280 I can't wait for ace's headline the next time a prominent terrorist takes a rocket attack.

"Abu Amir Muhammed Dies of COVID-19 and a Rocket to the Face, But Mostly a Rocket to the Face"

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (yokAj)

281 @282
rhomboid is right, I don't get the twitter-hate here. You don't have to follow anyone you don't want to.
And you don't really have to "follow" anyone to see what they're saying on twitter. Just search their name

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (AwPyG)

282
Some Spanish accents are ultra-sexy. Some Latin American ones, too - especially the thin accents like Colombia and Costa Rica.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (hYcqw)

------

I like the Castilian one on men.

Posted by: Shep! at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (5jaxN)

283 You want Minnie Driver.

You misspelled Liz Hurley.

Posted by: every male everywhere at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (mjJ4C)

284 Between the new medicine for fags and we're in this together BS commercials, I just watch prerecorded stuff and zip through all the crap propaganda.

Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (gmo/4)

285 What's confusing about stay home if you can? Intentionally obtuse.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (EWRow)

286 259


A coworker brought in a bag of free masks. I reached into the bag
feeling like I'm finding the switch for Grandma to beat me with.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 11, 2020 02:34 PM (SFAhl)
My employer has 10k masks coming (not N95, just plain old) manufactured in China. Yeah, no thanks. I wouldn't use them to wipe my arse.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (N39Ws)

287
Ma Duece takes off and runs when you let up on the trigger.

A. Do you reach up and break the belt
or
B. Hang on for the wild ride




Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:30 PM


Never had that happen to me.
I guess it depends on how deep you are into the can. If the AG is on his toes, break the belt.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (axyOa)

288 Some ideas for trying to make the recovery a V instead of a U

1) No H1Bs next year, but a tax credit for hiring an American again.

2) Any company that offshores work gets a tariff - move 10% of your labor offshores? 10% tariff.


3) Ship the illegals home. The government has the capability, has had it since the 50s, just no desire to do so to this point.

4) 2021 will be an income tax holiday - NO TAXES collected. I mean we are throwing out trillions at this point, why not a hundred billion more?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (WdocV)

289 The media are lying about the case in Georgia. I know nothing of the particulars but I know they're lying because A. Their mouths are open and B. There is no other way to get "us" to talk about it.

They want this to be the New Trayvon.

They want to change the subject far away from women *and* wrestle some black votes back into their column.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (yokAj)

290 You misspelled Liz Hurley.
Posted by: every male everywhere at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (mjJ4C)
++++++++++++
Mmmmmm. Liz Hurley.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (hYcqw)

291 I'm not saying that all work done in India is substandard, I'm just saying I haven't seen a lot come out of there that wasn't.
Posted by: Sock at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (ExV1e)
---------
IT - "Hey let's move everything offshore"

*18 months later*

What is this shit?

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (/ZYFC)

292 Well, the first question should be "Who's paying for the .50 BMG ammo?" 'Cause that stuff ain't cheap.


Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:35 PM (Pqytn)

Got twenty rounds. Barret M82 good - M2 not good. $10 a round in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (DjiZK)

293 That looks like RBG in that last vid poster.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (EWRow)

294 284
Between the new medicine for fags and we're in this together BS
commercials, I just watch prerecorded stuff and zip through all the crap
propaganda.


Posted by: Archer at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (gmo/4)
Was watching Yellowstone yesterday on Paramount. Kevin Costner series. Check it out.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (N39Ws)

295 Ummm..... everybody? Isn't that everybody on twatter?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)

-------

Yup, they're mostly incompetent lackwits with no social life.

But I think he's asking about the one called Tom Nichols.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM (5jaxN)



Yep. And yep.

and truth be told, I'd have less to talk of if I only stuck to things I know. And I don't say much as it is so...

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (z79tQ)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (vDlBn)

297 The lets end the Lock-Down and Open Up Amerca

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (FLiOE)

298 @271
Yes! sorry, joe--too much alliteration.

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:38 PM (AwPyG)

299
I guess it depends on how deep you are into the can.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 02:37 PM (axyOa)







Phrasing....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2020 02:39 PM (EGyGV)

300 222 And those of you who were curious about Q, Qanon asked Trump to tweet out "Obamagate" and immediately, Trump did.
Posted by: artemis

I've been pretty skeptical of the Q stuff, but if the timing with that is correct, that's...very interesting.
Posted by: Biergood at May 11, 2020 02:29 PM (FQWHA)



Remain skeptical. Trump probably tweeted something out about it and a bunch of responses used #obamagate and so he took it on too.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 11, 2020 02:39 PM (DLLmY)

301
It's gotten so I don't even need to be looking at the TV. I can tell if it's a WuFlu commercial just by the first few notes of the opening music.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (Ez6QX)

-------

Yeah, there are few different slightly different varieties of CV agitprop background music, but the insipid MIDI-synth percussion track is a dead giveway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 11, 2020 02:39 PM (5jaxN)

302 We haven't foguht a war at full capacity since WWII which is the damnedest thing.


The US military of 1945 would have won every single conflict we've been in since then....with the ROE of WWII of course.




Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:32 PM

---

We weren't even at full capacity during WWII.

Civilians could still buy basic goods including meat and gasoline. Granted it was rationed but it was nowhere near what Germany, Japan and others saw during the War.

We didn't conscript 14 year olds and give them hand grenades or Panzerfausts and send them to fight the enemy.


Things were starting to get tight but we still had some serious wiggle room where we could have expanded when other Countries could not.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:39 PM (JUOKG)

303 I'm not saying that all work done in India is substandard, I'm just saying I haven't seen a lot come out of there that wasn't.
Posted by: Sock at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (ExV1e)

I think Hero Motorcycles was supposed to start manufacturing in the States or importing into the States. I forget which.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (EWRow)

304 Never had that happen to me.
I guess it depends on how deep you are into the can. If the AG is on his toes, break the belt.
Posted by: Diogenes


From what I've heard, when that happens, it's because the Ma Duece is pretty worn out and it got hot enough that parts expanded just enough to not catch.

Sorta like how you could "bump stock" original AR15's.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (Pr4ah)

305 48 Sorry if it offends, but for a people that likes to promote their image of gruff, hardy individualists, the Scots are really a bunch of nanny state pussies.
Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (V5EEH)

As I was born a Mac, I am saddened by this truth.

Posted by: Gem at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (kIHih)

306 I do (almost) feel bad for the lockdown fanatics and the corner they've painted themselves in. If the numbers in their state are good, that probably means it's time to reopen. If the numbers in their state are bad, it means the lockdown isn't really working, and...we might as well reopen.

Either way, their fantasy of staying home for a year and getting paid is coming to an end.

Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (V5EEH)

307 We simply can't live like this without going mad.

***

There was a significant interest in the psychology of depression and loneliness before the house arrest orders. If it was a serious concern then, and it damned well should have been, it is well beyond that now....


Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (WdocV)

308 Two million American saved or created. Posted by: 18-1

heh.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (Ndje9)

309
Who's he retweeting? The likes of Tecno Fog and Undercover Huber?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

========

He's retweeted Techno Fog.

The best thing as far as I'm concerned is that he keeps tweeting OBAMAGATE.

He doesn't use the hashtag, but hahahah, he don't need stinking hashtags.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (SFAhl)

310 I can't wait for ace's headline the next time a prominent terrorist takes a rocket attack.

"Abu Amir Muhammed Dies of COVID-19 and a Rocket to the Face, But Mostly a Rocket to the Face"


Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (yokAj)
---------------------


Isn't that what that Iranian frigate's sailors died of? Chinese Coronavirus and a missle to the face, but mostly a missle to the face?


Posted by: Boots at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (oGBso)

311 The US military of 1945 would have won every single conflict we've been in since then....with the ROE of WWII of course.






Posted by: 18-1 at May 11, 2020 02:32 PMI would posit that we would have won every single conflict if we had the ROE of WWII.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (N39Ws)

312 8.782 deaths per 1000 people (2019)
US population 333,768,000
2,931,150.576 die each year

8,025 die each day (average) no-COVID-19

Posted by: SMOD at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (3aI0K)

313 Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:39 PM (JUOKG)

I think only about 10% of military personnel ever served in Vietnam.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (EWRow)

314 Anyone know when the census people are supposed to go door-to-door?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (CQ3Qb)

315 The US military of 1945 would have won every single conflict we've been in since then....with the ROE of WWII of course.

Vietnam would've been tough. Marines and infantry gained a lot of tough experience in the Pacific theater, but bombing the north with B-17s, 24s, and even 29s would've been ghastly (for us), and I don't think we had combat-ready choppers at that point. We actually did use B-29s and Mustangs in the opening stages of Korea, since we had them, but jet-powered aircraft was the norm by 1950 for anyone with significant military pretensions.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (KAi1n)

316 Speaking of which, Jeff Carlson, whom I consider one of the best researchers on the Russia hoax, just put a new graphical timeline of the key players and dates. It is, like all his work, incredibly detailed and thorough.

https://tinyurl.com/yd2zckuy

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (ZLI7S)

317 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)

Oh my.

I'm partial to certain Irish lilts actually. Not all of them. Just the ones that pronounce every single existing vowel as a-e-i-o-u. So instead of "now", it's "naeiou".

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (yokAj)

318 @paulsperry_ 5 minutes ago

BREAKING: After Hillary Clinton's campaign law firm fed Comey's top FBI counsel James Baker alleged Russia dirt on Trump, Baker picked up the phone and called the New York Times

@paulsperry_ 43 seconds ago

BREAKING: Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias testified he sent the bills from Fusion GPS to campaign manager Robby Mook, yet Mook has publicly denied knowing anything about the dossier at the time

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (cF8AT)

319 If masks and shelter in place works, why did they let prisoners out?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (Pr4ah)

320 Whenever there is a vaccine the presstitutes will be talking breathlessly about how the vaccine is killing people and it's OrangeManBad's fault.

So we have to stay locked down.

Posted by: torabora at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (Y274z)

321 Either way, their fantasy of staying home for a year and getting paid is coming to an end.
___

F*ck you. I've got a couple Zooms and a bottle of wine planned tonight just like every day last week. What do you mean this can't continue?


Posted by: Some Wine Mom at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (WdocV)

322 It's gotten so I don't even need to be looking at the TV. I can tell if
it's a WuFlu commercial just by the first few notes of the opening
music.



"In these unprecedented times , my ass has expanded to sofa-proportions and my liver looks like a charcoal briquet..."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (vDlBn)

323
the insipid MIDI-synth percussion track is a dead giveway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

=======

The wandering little piano notes...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (SFAhl)

324 Isn't that what that Iranian frigate's sailors died
of? Chinese Coronavirus and a missle to the face, but mostly a missle
to the face?





Posted by: Boots at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (oGBso)

Iranian Frigate Sailors Fail to Properly Social Distance From Missiles

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (yokAj)

325 316 Speaking of which, Jeff Carlson, whom I consider one of the best researchers on the Russia hoax, just put a new graphical timeline of the key players and dates. It is, like all his work, incredibly detailed and thorough.

https://tinyurl.com/yd2zckuy
Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (ZLI7S)

I've had that in a separate tab for a few hours...and forgot to read it. Oy....Alzheimer's. It comes and goes...

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:42 PM (cF8AT)

326 Ok, going out to get a haircut.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (A5zUN)

327 I can't watch TV anymore. The COVID-19 "we're all in this together.

---

You mean like "These (insert your favorite adjective here) times.?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (sJi+I)

328
The infuriating thing is Fauci is going to get the MOF after this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (mht8P)

329 I'm not saying that all work done in India is substandard, I'm just saying I haven't seen a lot come out of there that wasn't.

Posted by: Sock at May 11, 2020 02:36 PM (ExV1e)
Same here. I worked at a place that actually outsourced web development to Russians. There was actually an office in Boston, MA that their work was funneled through. Those clowns couldn't code a "Hello, world!" program.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (N39Ws)

330 Ok, going out to get a haircut.

Posted by: Aetius451AD



Serpentine! Serpentine!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (Pr4ah)

331 https://tinyurl.com/yd2zckuy
Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (ZLI7S)
++++++++++++++
That's awesome. I missed that (only subscribed to the ET yesterday) but it is goign to take me some time to get through and see what I missed as I have been reading about it for years. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (hYcqw)

332 Billions have died because we didn't have a trillion ventilators.

Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (ImbsB)

333 If masks and shelter in place works, why did they let prisoners out?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (Pr4ah)



Oh that's good.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (lwiT4)

334 Anyone know when the census people are supposed to go door-to-door?





Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM

---

No word yet from the guy I know that got picked up by the Census, other than they are getting a straight 20 hours pay every week for not showing up to work. He is talking July for them to start enumerating.


Granted that's his story and I do not believe he is always truthful, but that's what he says.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (JUOKG)

335 #319 Brown and now Grusome have been letting out convicts KNOWING that some citizens will be raped murdered robbed Etc. For over almost a decade.now.

Hey... voters keep electing them.

Posted by: torabora at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (Y274z)

336 So what COVID-BS scare headline will Terror Tuesday bring?

The last five Tuesday mid-mornings, in order:

Pearl Harbor!
Closed Until 2022!
Second Wave!
Meat Shortage!
Death Spike!


I mean I'm sure every news source carrying the same COVID demoralization story every Tuesday morning is probably just a coincidence.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (yokAj)

337 Ok, going out to get a haircut.





Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (A5zUN)



I've been left behind.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (lwiT4)

338 The infuriating thing is Fauci is going to get the MOF after this.


The Maoist Oath of Fealty? Appropriate for that sawed-off fraud.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (vDlBn)

339 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (N39Ws)

Agree. Just mo stomach to fight like that anymore. One it's brutal and two Americans were just done with that type of fighting.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (IYHxL)

340 "I'm liking this President of Tanzania guy-first cancels a Chinese Belt and Road project, then punks the WHO."

hadn't heard about that ... but in general China was making some (liar's) loans then trying to foreclose and confiscate property. Then heard some African countries just said "no, you made bad loan, your fault, you go home now".


But yes, Belt and Road is an invasion, it must be treated as such.


I don't think we can just confiscate China's one trillion in treasuries, UNLESS we do it with all other nations that are damaged by China's Act of War/Terrorism. If we all act together it will not hurt anyone's credit rating ... it will be a justified response to an aggressive/malicious/criminal state and their Act of War.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (Cus5s)

341 318 @paulsperry_ 5 minutes ago

BREAKING: After Hillary Clinton's campaign law firm fed Comey's top FBI counsel James Baker alleged Russia dirt on Trump, Baker picked up the phone and called the New York Times

@paulsperry_ 43 seconds ago

BREAKING: Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias testified he sent the bills from Fusion GPS to campaign manager Robby Mook, yet Mook has publicly denied knowing anything about the dossier at the time
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (cF8AT)


Shit is unraveling quickly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (9oAtN)

342 Southern accent is very nice and there exists a distilled, ultra pure form of that to be found in Texan ladies. I knew a woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read the phone book.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (l6b3d)

343 WOPR... You're pulling my leg aren't you.

Posted by: torabora at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (Y274z)

344 >>Shit is unraveling quickly.

Slowly, the all at once.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (ZLI7S)

345 If masks and shelter in place works, why did they let prisoners out?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:41 PM (Pr4ah)



Oh that's good.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:44 PM (lwiT4)

Proof nobody reads my posts. I stopped posting that because I thought I had posted it too many times. That's okay I still like you guys . Most of you anyway.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (EWRow)

346 337 Ok, going out to get a haircut.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (A5zUN)
I've been left behind.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (lwiT4)


Had wifey trim mine up this weekend. I can tell you it was a leap of faith to allow that woman near my neck with a pointed object.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (FamXy)

347 Someone on this hill has a weapon that fires full auto. I heard it last evening. Lost count of the rounds at 21.

It wasn't very loud. That surprised me.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 02:47 PM (XxJt1)

348 Southern accent is very nice and there exists a distilled, ultra pure form of that to be found in Texan ladies. I knew a woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read the phone book.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (l6b3d)
++++++++++++++
There are many Southern accents. Some are really nice. Some are grating. I like the TN and NC accents a lot. I find southern AL's accent to be particularly grating.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:47 PM (hYcqw)

349 We can't lift the lockdowns until Karen feelz SEEF.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 11, 2020 02:47 PM (vDlBn)

350 Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (EWRow)




Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (lwiT4)

351 "BBC now says the models were garbage, massively overstated risk and caused panic."

That would be the same BBC that still insists that models predicting global warming of 1.x degrees over the next century are 100% accurate and require that we cripple the world economy to avoid it.

Posted by: cool breeze at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (UGKMd)

352
So what COVID-BS scare headline will Terror Tuesday bring?

The last five Tuesday mid-mornings, in order:

Pearl Harbor!
Closed Until 2022!
Second Wave!
Meat Shortage!
Death Spike!

SQUIRREL!

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (DUIap)

353 Ok, going out to get a haircut.

Posted by: Aetius451AD




Someone's never heard of Flobee.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (z79tQ)

354 Proof nobody reads my posts. I stopped posting that because I thought I had posted it too many times. That's okay I still like you guys . Most of you anyway.
Posted by: Kilroy


That comes up in my Farcebook feed multiple times a day. That and "just move the voting booths to Wal Mart instead of mail in voting".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (Pr4ah)

355 277 Apple is moving 1/5 of its manufacturing to India.

I'm not saying that all work done in India is substandard, I'm just saying I haven't seen a lot come out of there that wasn't.
Posted by: Sock


so just like China

Posted by: x at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

356 Covid 19 endorses Trump 2020 for his position on making usa a sanctuary country with open borders with no testing requirements

Posted by: Kurt at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (nmeGl)

357 Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 02:48 PM (z79tQ)

That's precisely why he's going to a professional

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (IYHxL)

358 Posted by: x at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

Better than an avowed enemy getting rich.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (IYHxL)

359

Speaking of TV commercials, I saw a new one for a group of lawyers soliciting clients to sue against a deep pocket entity.

Not against asbestos.
Not against Johnson and Johnson.
Not against Roundup.

Against the Boy Scouts of America.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (aKsyK)

360 Southern accent is very nice and there exists a distilled, ultra pure form of that to be found in Texan ladies. I knew a woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read the phone book.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (l6b3d)
++++++++++++++
There are many Southern accents. Some are really nice. Some are grating. I like the TN and NC accents a lot. I find southern AL's accent to be particularly grating.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Y'all talk funny.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (Pr4ah)

361 48 Sorry if it offends, but for a people that likes
to promote their image of gruff, hardy individualists, the Scots are
really a bunch of nanny state pussies.

Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (V5EEH)



As I was born a Mac, I am saddened by this truth.

Posted by: Gem at May 11, 2020 02:40 PM (kIHih)


i am going to allow this. There has to be a moment of acceptance before you can move on. They make the best whisky though they charge an arm and a leg for it. But the rights they have given up are sickening. They would be foolish to try to leave the UK btw. I have seen nothing from Scotland that would encourage this childish endeavor.

I doubt many serious business people or international politicos actually want an independent Scotland. Maybe some sad sacks in Brussels want to get some pay back, but no one is interested in what they have to say.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (hHxp2)

362 We lost a thousand more men on just two island invasions than we have In the Iraq/Afghanistan war. Not meant as a logical comparison other than our level of what's accepted or not.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (EWRow)

363 US was estimated to be at high but not total industrial mobilization at end of WWII (actually shipbuilding had been "switched" off well before, as time-lines and capacity meant we already were slated to have an enormous fleet - and we did, and some of those ships are *still* serving in navies around the world today - that's how many we built). Aircraft production wasn't really stopped til victory - it was at truly unbelievable levels by August 15 1945.

Manpower was different. There was a "manpower crisis" in spring of '45. Draft call was *doubled* in March. All about invading Japan. There was tension about it as early as late '44. Battle of the Bulge resulted in several divisions created expressly for Japan operations being shipped to ETO.

One of the zillion reasons that the standard talk of "going to Moscow" after German surrender is idiotic - it bears no relation not just to the politics and goals of the US at the time, but also no relation to military realities.

And no US military adversary since WWII has survived if their elimination was actually our objective, regardless of ROE. Not a military question, one of goals and policy.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (El6T/)

364 I can't watch network TV period. It immediately makes my skin crawl.

My mother, bless her, asked me to watch some kid do some trick on some stupid NBC show hosted by Melissa McCarthy.

There was something about every frame of it that gave me the heebie jeebies. I didn't pre-judge it. It just came on and I was boiling from how phony and condescending it was.

And wouldn't you know, following that kid was some 11 year old who had "transitioned", wearing rainbow glasses and accompanied by two miniature American Flags (remember those?) and lecturing everyone on how not to "hate". It was so phony and sulfuric.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (yokAj)

365 Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World!


Just now getting to the chapter titled *End Program

Posted by: I'm learning to code! at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (w9Wax)

366 356 must be the real Kurt because retarded.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (CLteG)

367 Sorry if it offends, but for a people that likes
to promote their image of gruff, hardy individualists, the Scots are
really a bunch of nanny state pussies.

Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (V5EEH)

Those guys immigrated to the States long ago.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:51 PM (EWRow)

368 Y'all talk funny.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (Pr4ah)

Heh. My husband says the same thing about all my Long Island cousins, except he says they tawk funny.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 11, 2020 02:51 PM (Ez6QX)

369 A friend of mine wanted to cut his own hair. He was going to order from Wahl, who states they are Made in the USA. Nothing was available so he dug deeper and found out part of the reason they are not back in stock is their supply line tundra through China. So, not Made in USA. Assembled here with bat soup parts.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:51 PM (ChaDo)

370 Warning: it's depressing. Lockdowns were driven by relying too much on theoretical modeling, ignoring data on the ground, and news+social media wanting a lockdown."

WE TOAD YOU SOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 02:52 PM (V2Yro)

371 Southern accent is very nice and there exists a
distilled, ultra pure form of that to be found in Texan ladies. I knew a
woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read
the phone book.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (l6b3d)

++++++++++++++

There are many Southern accents. Some are really nice. Some are
grating. I like the TN and NC accents a lot. I find southern AL's accent
to be particularly grating.

Posted by: Joe Mannix





Y'all talk funny.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:50 PM (Pr4ah)

I say again, it depends on the woman. I am pretty good at picking out East Texas. Hell, they even have a crazy accent in the Virginia tidal region. Georgia is nice but kind of over the top.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:52 PM (hHxp2)

372 Ma Deuce.

That's what I see when I get up from sitting on the toilet for a while.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

373 Sexiest female accent: certain parts of North New Jersey and Long Island.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 02:17 PM (hYcqw)
==============

Heh. My wife is originally from Lawn Guyland. I can always tell when I'm in trouble because her accent gets heavier.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 02:52 PM (dfRN6)

374 The best part of the whole lockdown panic $hit$how is of course that it had only a real purpose of causing political damage to conservative leaders at the cost of the livelihoods of thousands. Of course it ends up killing some folks along the way, but you gotta break some eggs for your communist utopia ammirite?

Posted by: mikethemoose at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (Y6UV7)

375 Posted by: Wally at May 11, 2020 02:04 PM (V5EEH)

Those guys immigrated to the States long ago.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:51 PM (EWRow)

Oh yeah, the good ones all left long ago. Nothing there anymore but a pack soyboy layabout drunks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (V2Yro)

376 Models can be useful and accurate - but of course it depends on how they're built, what they're modeling (do we understand the workings of the thing being modeled), etc. In other words - common sense.

A model is ... a model. It's an effort to abstract and represent some aspect of reality, but of course it cannot represent other aspects of reality. If it represented all aspects, it wouldn't be a model any more; it would be the reality.

So the question is what aspects does it fail to represent? And under what circumstances does it fail to represent aspects that under others it successfully represents?

The problem with modelers generally (in my experience) is hubris; they believe their models cannot be wrong, and sometimes even question data that conflict with their models, rather than the other way around. This type of thinking has been termed "marrying your hypothesis," and modelers are very prone to it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (YqDXo)

377
I say again, it depends on the woman. I am pretty good at picking out East Texas. Hell, they even have a crazy accent in the Virginia tidal region. Georgia is nice but kind of over the top.
Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:52 PM (hHxp2)


It's getting sad to see the slow death of the Texan accent.

You have to go to the rural areas to find old dudes with that Texas drawl.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

378 Any word from Judge Sullivan today on matters concerning the DOJ's plea for dismissal of charges against General Flynn?

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (Pqytn)

379 It's interesting watching our "betters" lose control as people simply start opening things up.

Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (ImbsB)

380 "6 They do NOT care, they view this as the only arrow they have left in the quiver to STOP ORANGEMANBAD so if they have to kill the food supply chain, well sucks to be you comrade....

Posted by: sven at May 11, 2020 01:56 PM (oRLRa) "



Fortunately, from up here at the start of the food supply chain, everyone is going full steam ahead. A few farmers got Karenized briefly from watching too much network news but they have got their minds right now.
Planting going on everywhere you look, lotsa livestock out in the fields, milk trucks never quit running that I could see.
West central WI; elsewhere, ymmv.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (cqteU)

381 I remember the very first rumor of a "government lockdown". "Some ICE agent friend released it " was being floated everywhere.


ace even had a post debunking it.

Somebody should track that down to the source. Bet it leads back to the DNC.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (vDlBn)

382 379 It's interesting watching our "betters" lose control as people simply start opening things up.
Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (ImbsB)

=========

I look forward to the media using "ungovernable" when talking about Americans again.

They usually only use it when Americans reject Democratic policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (LvTSG)

383 Ok, going out to get a haircut.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 11, 2020 02:43 PM (A5zUN)
I've been left behind.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 02:45 PM (lwiT4)
-----------
I got one this weekend. In other news my wife borrowed some clippers and I'm apparently sleeping with my stylist now.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (/ZYFC)

384
"So what COVID-BS scare headline will Terror Tuesday bring?



Posted by: ... at"

I was thinking last week it was going to be Mutations! but I'm changing that to Health Care Workers Dying in Droves!

Posted by: Ripley at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

385 Crystal Bernard. They had a great Wings episode about her accent.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (EWRow)

386 I am with all you who can't watch live TV anymore because of Coronamercials. It's all DVR for me. I even pause GSN when I watch with my wife to pass by the corona, ASPCA and St. Jude tearjerker spots.

But big props to Jeep. So far they have the only positive commercial I have seen (paraphrasing "the wheels are finally starting to turn..."). Any other courageous advertisers out there?

Posted by: Al Unsure at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (Jib4S)

387
Against the Boy Scouts of America.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2020 02:49 PM (aKsyK)


That ad solicitation has been getting air time for nearly six months now.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (pNxlR)

388 @384
they've got to keep the wine moms scared, so I'm betting on the "mystery shoot off that kills little children"

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 02:56 PM (AwPyG)

389 360 Southern accent is very nice and there exists a distilled, ultra pure form of that to be found in Texan ladies. I knew a woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read the phone book.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 11, 2020 02:46 PM (l6b3d)
++++++++++++++
There are many Southern accents. Some are really nice. Some are grating. I like the TN and NC accents a lot. I find southern AL's accent to be particularly grating.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Northern Louisiana is quite nice and fairly mild. South Louisiana, of course, has had it's own thing going for a least a couple hundred years now. And then there's Noo Awlins.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 02:56 PM (V2Yro)

390
I knew a
woman from Fort Worth that I could of loved listening to while she read
the phone book.

Posted by: banana Dream


John Houseman reads the phone book:

youtu.be/S_LA4gJeCio

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2020 02:56 PM (aKsyK)

391 I was thinking last week it was going to be Mutations! but I'm changing that to Health Care Workers Dying in Droves!


Posted by: Ripley at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

Yeah, mutations is a good one. Nice scary word. They may be sitting on it.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 02:57 PM (yokAj)

392 It's getting sad to see the slow death of the Texan accent.

You have to go to the rural areas to find old dudes with that Texas drawl.....
Posted by: Sponge


"He's as country as grits".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:57 PM (Pr4ah)

393 Speaking of TV commercials, I saw a new one for a group of lawyers soliciting clients to sue against a deep pocket entity.



Not against asbestos.

Not against Johnson and Johnson.

Not against Roundup.



Against the Boy Scouts of America.


I've heard their ads on the radio. Looking to grab the last bits of cash from from the BSA bankruptcy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Anyone want to live in a cardboard box? at May 11, 2020 02:57 PM (SchxB)

394 Fair warning. The next company that produces an "we're all this together" commercial, I'm calling in an airstrike.

--

Yep. It's amazing just how nauseating this phony dreck is to me.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 11, 2020 02:57 PM (O+I8R)

395 Holy crap the Kansas City Mayor is a goddman idiot. This is just insanity.

https://tinyurl.com/ydacmle4

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (dUJdY)

396 378
Any word from Judge Sullivan today on matters concerning the DOJ's plea for dismissal of charges against General Flynn?


Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (Pqytn)

Waiting for a call back from a Hawaiian judge.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (N39Ws)

397 The only model I'd trust is Melania.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (oVJmc)

398 Jerry stiller, little Richard.... who's next?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (Xlhf2)

399 Crystal Bernard. They had a great Wings episode about her accent.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (EWRow)


The accent made her hotter.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

400 https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

4pm EDT (about an hour from now)
PDT Press Briefing on Testing

Posted by: m at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (kGLPx)

401 Against the Boy Scouts of America.

I've heard their ads on the radio. Looking to grab the last bits of cash from from the BSA bankruptcy.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Anyone want to live in a cardboard box? at May 11, 2020 02:57 PM (SchxB)

Same attorneys probably that forced them to admit gay scout leaders.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (EWRow)

402 I saw a commercial this morning for a WuFlu fund for garbage men.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (Ez6QX)

403 Maybe Judge Emmet Sullivan will order a retrial. Imagine the change in evidence. That would be one way to get this treason on the record.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (XxJt1)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (LvTSG)

405 The true New Orleans accent is more like a Brooklyn accent, from the Irish who settled in Brooklyn and New Orleans at about the same time. Not a southern drawl IMHO.

Posted by: I'm learning to code! at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (w9Wax)

406 A friend of mine wanted to cut his own hair. He was
going to order from Wahl, who states they are Made in the USA. Nothing
was available so he dug deeper and found out part of the reason they are
not back in stock is their supply line tundra through China. So, not
Made in USA. Assembled here with bat soup parts.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 11, 2020 02:51 PM (ChaDo)

you have to be very careful. they will use every lie line available. If it doesn't say made in the USA, they are selling you something. The key word is made, forget assembled or other bs words.
you see the same thing with whiskey. If it says bottled, sourced, or some other bs, don't trust it. Forget what they say on the front of the bottle, look at the back. They have to at some point say where it was distilled. A bunch of these exotic whiskeys were distilled in Indiana The funny thing is that is likely a good thing. The guys in Lawrenceburg, Indiania know a crap load more about distilling than the random local distillery made by some lawyer that got bored.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (hHxp2)

407 MLB owners have reportedly come to an agreement to start baseball soon. Developing (as in my email won't open)

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (lwiT4)

408 403 Maybe Judge Emmet Sullivan will order a retrial. Imagine the change in evidence. That would be one way to get this treason on the record.
Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (XxJt1)


A retrial would be tough when the prosecution has announced they are no longer willing to prosecute.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (FamXy)

409 404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (LvTSG)

I almost went for it. Congratulations.

Posted by: m at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (kGLPx)

410 I miss King of the Hill. I tell you what.

There is an episode that covers every subject ever discussed at aos. Brilliant, conservative show.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (EWRow)

411 Any word from Judge Sullivan today on matters concerning the DOJ's plea for dismissal of charges against General Flynn?

--

Shouldn't he have made his granting of the charges being dropped known by now? How much time does he need? Pretty cut and dried. It's getting a bit uncomfortable. Maybe I'm overreacting, or hyper-cynical.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (O+I8R)

412 Crystal Bernard. They had a great Wings episode about her accent.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (EWRow)

The accent made her hotter.
Posted by: Sponge -


She was born in Garland, Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 03:01 PM (Pr4ah)

413 " ...wearing the masks is, in my corner of SE PA, a political "tell" ..."


Oh, here, too.
Locals, rural folks, never did mask much, if at all ... so to me it says,"I'm from the city" and it is laughable.
Over the weekend we saw people outdoors at greenhouses and such, wearing masks, nearest other persons 50 feet away.
Wearing masks in cars on dirt roads in the middle of cornfields.

In another week or so I'm gonna start making fun of them right to their faces.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 11, 2020 03:01 PM (cqteU)

414 166 Just wait for the Brownshirt contact tracers to start coming to your door.
Posted by: Insomniac

1st sign on my lawn:
You are trespassing

2nd sign:
You are no longer trespassing, you are now a target
Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 02:19 PM (Pr4ah)

Every fifth one is a contact tracer tracer.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 11, 2020 02:21 PM (t+qrx)

They'll escalate with contact tracer tracer tracers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 03:01 PM (NWiLs)

415 Jay with the perfect take on modeling.

I've been wondering here and elsewhere, out loud, about what the task force and Trump/inner circle were seeing/hearing about projections, at least since mid-April.

No "Team B"? Any real discussion and contention about the projections? They were revised down, radically, at one point (and still were wrong).

Which is actually less central than the other thing I've been asking about - if this is an endemic virus (narrator: it almost certainly is), then what does almost *any* part of the "phased" guidance and many state-level strategies have to do with any rational goal?

Protecting the (very small) vulnerable groups, getting a good estimate of total infection rate ASAP, and crashing on treatment/therapy would be the obvious priorities. "Lockdowns" and non-symptomatic diagnostic testing, and almost all "tracing", would be irrelevant (as they seem to be, to me).

As there is no press, and the WH has not opened the kimono on the process at all, we are left not knowing. Are these issues being openly debated?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (El6T/)

416 Pearl Harbor!
Closed Until 2022!
Second Wave!
Meat Shortage!
Death Spike!
SQUIRREL!
Posted by: AltonJackson


Squirrels? Well, I have squirrels AND chipmunks. That fake owl hanging in the backyard ain't doing SQUAT!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (vcOmj)

417 How do you say "suck my ass" in British?

Posted by: George W. Bush at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (sWM8x)

418 you have to be very careful. they will use every lie line available. If it doesn't say made in the USA, they are selling you something. The key word is made, forget assembled or other bs words.

=======

One of the mask vendor teevee ads states that their product "ships from USA"!

Prolly actually made in CHY-nah

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (dfRN6)

419 >>Shouldn't he have made his granting of the charges being dropped known by now? How much time does he need? Pretty cut and dried. It's getting a bit uncomfortable. Maybe I'm overreacting, or hyper-cynical.

Federal judges move at their own pace. And they hate being lied to, particularly this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (ZLI7S)

420
The problem with modelers generally (in my experience) is hubris; they believe their models cannot be wrong, and sometimes even question data that conflict with their models, rather than the other way around. This type of thinking has been termed "marrying your hypothesis," and modelers are very prone to it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 11, 2020 02:53 PM (YqDXo)


From Imperial College's 16-Mar-20 paper (500 K deaths in UK, 2,000 K deaths in U. S.):

We do not consider the ethical or economic implication of either strategy [suppression (i.e. lockdown), and mitigation] here, except to note that there is no easy policy decision to be made.


One then must inevitably ask, why listen to those asshats at all?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (pNxlR)

421 417
How do you say "suck my ass" in British?

Posted by: George W. Bush at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (sWM8x)

Smoke a fag?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (N39Ws)

422 The moment expected death tolls from the lockdowns equal the expected death toll from the virus, we have an undeniable and clear-cut moral duty to end them, as they will no longer be achieving their stated public goal of saving lives.

Of course, some will insist on keeping them, because their true goals differ from what they share with the media.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (J+mig)

423 Oh God grammie I hope so, but what limits are they going to impose on people going to the ballpark? Six foot rule while standing in line for a dog and a beer? I don't see that working at all. What about seating? Seat people with 5 or six seats between them? How do you enforce that? People are gonna go ballistic. I think many are pushed to the brink as it is.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (dUJdY)

424 MLB owners have reportedly come to an agreement to start baseball soon. Developing (as in my email won't open)


Players must keep six feet apart.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

425 TJM @ 404

*thunderous applause*

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (XxJt1)

426 "So what COVID-BS scare headline will Terror Tuesday bring?


it's gonna be that "mysterious COVID related illness" that's hitting inner city kids (well, two of them) in NYC

Posted by: WolfsCaptiveBlackOrchid at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (j9HX3)

427 Major League Baseball owners gave the go ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (lwiT4)

428 The locals in NOLA call themselves Yats - from the expression Where Y'at? Which I think means How are you - though I only lived there 3 years so could be wrong. Some of there most beautiful accents in the South are in central Louisiana (Alexandria) and down in Bayou country - New Orleans isn't included in that group.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (nFRLh)

429 I dont' like to bash people, it is not my way. But I have noticed a lot of park benches, local gardens, etc that are claimed to be Eagle Scout projects. OMG, those would have been a daily outing back in the day. And Eagle Scout project that ended up a park bench? I could say more but it would be unfair and piling on.

I know Star scouts that did more times ten on their Life project. They did things that actually changed the historical landscape. They didn't make a bench or garden. ditch. So sad really.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (hHxp2)

430 Holy crap the Kansas City Mayor is a goddman idiot. This is just insanity.



https://tinyurl.com/ydacmle4


Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM

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10% occupancy, he is intentionally forcing restaurants to stay closed, but saying they can "open". You will lose money at those levels if you reopen.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (JUOKG)

431
Oh God grammie I hope so, but what limits are they going to impose on people going to the ballpark?


No fans.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (lwiT4)

432 424 MLB owners have reportedly come to an agreement to start baseball soon. Developing (as in my email won't open)


Players must keep six feet apart.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

If the fielders are then allowed to bean runners to get them out, I might start watching baseball.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

433 you have to be very careful. they will use every lie line available. If it doesn't say made in the USA, they are selling you something. The key word is made, forget assembled or other bs words.

=======

One of the mask vendor teevee ads states that their product "ships from USA"!

Prolly actually made in CHY-nah
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (dfRN6)



US based technical support!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (GbPPJ)

434 @415
I think the general consensus is that Trump can pull the trigger on this coronovirus operation any time he wants (just like spygate) but he wants the average person to see for himself what lengths the bad guys will go to.
Would most of the country have believed spygate 2 years ago? We would, but we're not most of the country.

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (AwPyG)

435 It's hard for the single entrepreneur/inventor not to have his small /simple product be made in China.

I don't know how we can change that off the top of my head but we need to come up with some solutions.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (EWRow)

436 Remember the two concurrent lies the Left are telling right now:

1. The "lockdown" was never about saving lives, just reducing stress on the hospital system - people are going to keep dying, especially if we open

2. All of the lost lives are Trump's fault

If you can square that circle, consult your doctor.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (yokAj)

437 Don't take me out to the ball game

Don't take me out to the crowd

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (ZLI7S)

438 ballparks without fans
so pretty much business as usual for the Marlins

Posted by: brak at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (cG+eD)

439 289 The media are lying about the case in Georgia. I know nothing of the particulars but I know they're lying because A. Their mouths are open and B. There is no other way to get "us" to talk about it.

There is one way to get the media to quit talking about it, and ONLY one. That is for all of us to say, yes, this was a blatant felony murder, and allow William Barr to appoint someone to investigate the local DA who tried to get these two off. Once we do that, they'll forget about it. And I say that, because as I've been posting, the shooter and his father are guilty as hell, and there's no saving them. We serve no good purpose by jumping on their sinking ship.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (V2Yro)

440 "US based technical support!"
we can only dream

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (AwPyG)

441 427 Major League Baseball owners gave the go ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM (lwiT4)

========

Since it's going to be a bogus season, the Nationals get to remain the defending World Series Champs until the end of next season, right?

Right?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (dfRN6)

442 Boris Johnson is accused of fumbling but are there specifics?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (8jtwY)

443 Shouldn't he have made his granting of the charges
being dropped known by now? How much time does he need? Pretty cut and
dried. It's getting a bit uncomfortable. Maybe I'm overreacting, or
hyper-cynical.



Federal judges move at their own pace. And they hate being lied to, particularly this one.


Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM

---

Pretty sure he is working on a blistering censure letter for the Prosecutor because that's pretty much all he can do.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (JUOKG)

444 I look forward to the media using "ungovernable" when talking about Americans again.



They usually only use it when Americans reject Democratic policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 02:54 PM (LvTSG)

Of course they will. They forget that we've always been ungovernable. Just ask the British.

Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (ImbsB)

445 Since it's going to be a bogus season, the Nationals
get to remain the defending World Series Champs until the end of next
season, right?



Right?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (dfRN6)



I can't imagine how they could have a World Series. Maybe end it with an All-Star game or something.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

446 >>Shouldn't he have made his granting of the charges being dropped
known by now? How much time does he need? Pretty cut and dried. It's
getting a bit uncomfortable. Maybe I'm overreacting, or hyper-cynical.



Federal judges move at their own pace. And they hate being lied to, particularly this one.
----------

I see no reason to read too much into this as of yet. Agree with Jack. Also, Judge Sullivan likely wants to be seen doing this the proper way from his perspective too.

He may indeed have questions from prior prosecutors as well.

Posted by: SH at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (sX1BW)

447 445

I can't imagine how they could have a World Series. Maybe end it with an All-Star game or something.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

=========

Double headers every day!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (LvTSG)

448 Pretty sure he is working on a blistering censure letter for the Prosecutor because that's pretty much all he can do.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (JUOKG)

Sternly worded letters and they pinky swear never to do it again.

Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (ImbsB)

449 No fans? Jesus Christ on skates. This is so depressing, I'm thinking I may start drinking early.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (dUJdY)

450 A retrial would be tough when the prosecution has announced they are no longer willing to prosecute.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (FamXy)


Minor detail. I can dream, can't I.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (XxJt1)

451 US based technical support!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (GbPPJ)
+++++++++++
5% of the support staff are in the US and if things go too badly wrong and everything blows up and you get luck, you might get one of them.

Therefore, it is US-based.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (hYcqw)

452 :hadn't heard about that ... but in general China was making some (liar's) loans then trying to foreclose and confiscate property. Then heard some African countries just said "no, you made bad loan, your fault, you go home now"."


And here is where China learns what the West learned back in the 1960's when all of these emerging nations just nationalized and seized property - what's yours is now theirs and there isn't diddly-squat you can really do about it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (0QYMt)

453 I can't imagine how they could have a World Series. Maybe end it with an All-Star game or something.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

=========

Double headers every day!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (LvTSG)

That's the WNBA locker room.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (NWiLs)

454 Double headers every day!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (LvTSG)


Yep

Posted by: Let's Play Two! at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (lwiT4)

455 Finally, a way for the Cubs to stay in contention until July!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (oVJmc)

456 1. The "lockdown" was never about saving lives, just reducing stress on the hospital system - people are going to keep dying, especially if we open
---------
At my son's hospital, the ones who accepted to be furloughed are now being talked about being shit-canned.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (/ZYFC)

457 432 424 MLB owners have reportedly come to an agreement to start baseball soon. Developing (as in my email won't open)


Players must keep six feet apart.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

If the fielders are then allowed to bean runners to get them out, I might start watching baseball.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

-----------

Let the baserunners hold on to the bat. Tie goes to the runner indeed!

Posted by: cornbred at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (A751K)

458 That TV money will keep sports teams alive until they start letting fan attendance. I wonder if advertisers will demand lower rates or will the rates be higher because of potential of more viewership?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 03:09 PM (EWRow)

459 Federal judges move at their own pace. And they hate being lied to, particularly this one.


Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM


Tee hee!

Posted by: FISA JUDGES at May 11, 2020 03:09 PM (4Q1w7)

460 Major League Baseball owners gave the go ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:04 PM



I would just love to see that in Seattle. 10,000 people out tailgating around the empty stadium and packing the now closed Pyramid Ale House parking lot.
Eff you Inslee

Posted by: Diogenes at May 11, 2020 03:09 PM (axyOa)

461 87 Posted by: Orson at May 11, 2020 02:08 PM (ODaae)

What is interesting is that there has NOT been a huge Die off of the homeless.

They can't social distance. They live in camps. Unhealthy conditions. Most with substance abuse problems.

Yet, they don't seem to be one of the hard hit groups.

Could it be because, their immune systems are healthy because they are constantly tested?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 11, 2020 02:12 PM (NgKpN)

Or could it be because this whole scare was a bunch of bullshit from the start, and unless you're confined in a nursing home for the elderly, or you have a serious pre-existing health condition, your odds of dying from this are less than your odds of dying from bee stings?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 03:09 PM (V2Yro)

462 457 432 424 MLB owners have reportedly come to an agreement to start baseball soon. Developing (as in my email won't open)


Players must keep six feet apart.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

If the fielders are then allowed to bean runners to get them out, I might start watching baseball.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (NWiLs)

-----------

Let the baserunners hold on to the bat. Tie goes to the runner indeed!
Posted by: cornbred at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (A751K)

Make baseball interesting with these two weird tricks!

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

463 @ 419
I'll respectfully disagree with Jack. Judge Sullivan is swampy

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (AwPyG)

464 Finally, a way for the Cubs to stay in contention until July!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (oVJmc)



hey now

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (lwiT4)

465 442 Boris Johnson is accused of fumbling but are there specifics?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (8jtwY)

There are endless discussions of this over at bbc.com. And now a 50-page plan to reopen. It's not an easy answer.

Posted by: m at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (kGLPx)

466 Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 03:05 PM (AwPyG)

I think there was a time before I believed the Party of Babykilling would totally destroy the entire country on *purpose* and not even try to fix it. I don't remember when, but it was a long time ago.

I do remember as soon as Bambi took office, they started telling us we don't have to fight terror, it's just the "new normal". And that shit damn near destroyed me.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (yokAj)

467 Buy me some peanuts and Covid masks
We don't care if we never come back...

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (O+I8R)

468
Pretty sure he is working on a blistering censure letter for the Prosecutor because that's pretty much all he can do.




Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (JUOKG)

Sternly worded letters and they pinky swear never to do it again.


Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (ImbsB)

==========================
I'm not a lawyer, but I think an irate federal district court judge has plenty of powers to make a prosecutor's life very difficult.

Posted by: mrp at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (Pqytn)

469 Holy crap the Kansas City Mayor is a goddman idiot. This is just insanity.



https://tinyurl.com/ydacmle4


Posted by: Jewells45 at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM

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10% occupancy, he is intentionally forcing restaurants to stay closed, but saying they can "open". You will lose money at those levels if you reopen.
Posted by: Mr. Scott



ALL the restaurants should close. Let the city figure out how they're going to survive without the tax revenue.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (Pr4ah)

470 "...yes, this was a blatant felony murder..."
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (V2Yro)


I honestly don't know where you get "murder" out of this. There was no motive, there was no crime. It was obviously a accidental shooting that occurred when the two wrestled over the gun.

How can anything like that be called murder?

Posted by: jwest at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (mrrpT)

471 NOOOOOOD.

Posted by: browndog at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (gD6Ka)

472 " ...
Of course they will. They forget that we've always been ungovernable. Just ask the British.

Posted by: WOPR at May 11, 2020 03:07 PM (ImbsB)"



Well, to quibble a bit, I think they're hoping that we forgot.

They are painfully of how close they are to failing epically.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 11, 2020 03:11 PM (cqteU)

473 403 Maybe Judge Emmet Sullivan will order a retrial. Imagine the change in evidence. That would be one way to get this treason on the record.
Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 02:59 PM (XxJt1)

There wasn't a trial.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 11, 2020 03:11 PM (0QYMt)

474 >>Pretty sure he is working on a blistering censure letter for the Prosecutor because that's pretty much all he can do.

He did a hell of a lot more than that to the prosecutors in the Ted Stevens case.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)

475 Federal judges move at their own pace. And they hate being lied to, particularly this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 11, 2020 03:03 PM
---
Pretty sure he is working on a blistering censure letter for the Prosecutor because that's pretty much all he can do.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:06 PM (JUOKG)

I would love to see Sullivan ask "Why is the previous prosecutor no longer on this case?" And the answer from the new Government Rep. was "Well, because we believe Mr. Van Grack committed Perjury in front of this Court, your Honor."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 03:12 PM (V2Yro)

476 Good explainer on Southern accents: https://youtu.be/mNqY6ftqGq0

Posted by: Bert G at May 11, 2020 03:13 PM (OMsf+)

477 Think about it--all the coup victims are in front of crooked judges, except for the most important coup victim of all?
Very unlikely

Posted by: artemis at May 11, 2020 03:13 PM (AwPyG)

478
Double headers every day!




Been there, done that.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 11, 2020 03:13 PM (oVJmc)

479 A retrial would be tough when the prosecution has announced they are no longer willing to prosecute.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 11, 2020 03:00 PM (FamXy)

Minor detail. I can dream, can't I.





Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM

---

Dismissed with prejudice. That means if the Judge agrees and signs off on it, the DOJ can't come back and prosecute Flynn again.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 11, 2020 03:15 PM (JUOKG)

480 I don't know why Guatemala or other couldn't make the cheap stuff other than they don't have slave labor. But Nike and Apple like the slave labor.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2020 03:15 PM (r+sAi)

481 Pro Tennis is being absolutely ridiculous. They started a couple of round robin tournaments with 4 to 6 players and no fans, ball kids or linesman. The one in the States also had each player have their own set of tennis balls so there would be no cross handling between players. Ridiculous.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 03:15 PM (EWRow)

482
The "lockdown" was never about saving lives, just reducing stress on the hospital system - people are going to keep dying, especially if we open
---------
At my son's hospital, the ones who accepted to be furloughed are now being talked about being shit-canned.
Posted by: jhawk90 at May 11, 2020 03:08 PM (/ZYFC)




https://tinyurl.com/y84l334l

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 11, 2020 03:16 PM (z79tQ)

483 Saw an ad for surgical masks this a.m. Buck fifty each. The big selling point was that they were "shipped in the USA." The words right next to the little American flag. At least the ad didn't fap to the New Normal that We Are All In Together with the Heroes and the clapping seals on the apartment balconies. So I guess it's all good.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at May 11, 2020 03:17 PM (hKi6n)

484 you have to be very careful. they will use every lie
line available. If it doesn't say made in the USA, they are selling you
something. The key word is made, forget assembled or other bs words.



=======



One of the mask vendor teevee ads states that their product "ships from USA"!



Prolly actually made in CHY-nah

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 11, 2020 03:02 PM (dfRN6)

that is guaranteed. They even sell truffles from France that are crap from China. They supposedly word it just right when they are not just flat out commiting fraud.

the booze industry is one you can check on and learn a lot from. There is so much bs that it is criminal but if you learn the language you can always spot it. I was going to give a specific example but i am going to let that one go for now. But other than where it is made, be very skeptical when you see a number on a bottle, particularly numbers on rum bottles. Read the fine print. "You can put any number on any bottle but if you don't say it is X amount of years old, well, trust me, it isn't. The rum guys in particular like to play all kinds of tricks. I might comment no this again but I want to check my research and be damn sure before I call anyone out.


Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:19 PM (hHxp2)

485 I honestly don't know where you get "murder" out of this. There was no motive, there was no crime. It was obviously a accidental shooting that occurred when the two wrestled over the gun.

How can anything like that be called murder?
Posted by: jwest at May 11, 2020 03:10 PM (mrrpT)

You don't understand the charge of Felony Murder. "Progressive" states have dropped it, because it is very harsh, but most southern states still have it, including Georgia. I know there's a nood, but on the chance you're still looking, it's best illustrated by a case in Oklahoma a couple years back.

You may remember that a twenty something girl recruited two of her teen boy friends to burglarize what they thought were rich people's houses. She drove them to a house, they broke in, but the owners grandson was there and came down the stairs with an AR-16. After a brief confrontation , he shot them both to death.

The shooter was NOT charged with anything, because self defense. He was facing two burglars inside his house. The girl in the car, however - and remember, she never intended to harm anyone, she never touched a weapon, she wasn't even in the house when the shootings happened - SHE was tried and convicted of TWO counts of Felony Murder, for the deaths of her two friends. She's in the Oklahoma State Prison today, and will be there for quite a while.

If you are committing a felony, and ANYONE dies for ANY REASON out of the chain of events you started, then you are guilty of Felony Murder. It is a harsh, harsh law. All the DA needs for conviction is to point to a body, and point out your involvement.,

In the Georgia case, the Felony was Aggravated Assault when they used a gun to try and detain Arbery on the road.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 11, 2020 03:19 PM (V2Yro)

486 There's no reason whatsoever for baseball to have a 162 game season. After all that, what, 4 teams make the postseason?

It's stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 11, 2020 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

487 rum guys in particular like to play all kinds of
tricks. I might comment no this again but I want to check my research
and be damn sure before I call anyone out.




Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:19 PM (hHxp2)

I already know they did it, that is not the question. But the rum industry in particular is very fluid and kind of fly by night. I think a few responded to criticism so i want to be sure what the situation is right now before i call anyone out.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:22 PM (hHxp2)

488 394 Jerry stiller, little Richard.... who's next?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 11, 2020 02:58 PM (Xlhf2)


Is there an address where we can send suggestions?

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 11, 2020 03:24 PM (YqED9)

489 Crystal Bernard. They had a great Wings episode about her accent.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 11, 2020 02:55 PM (EWRow)



The accent made her hotter.

Posted by: Sponge -





She was born in Garland, Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 11, 2020 03:01 PM (Pr4ah)

In the first episode they explained this. It is kind of funny how they felt the need to explain her accent. It is not like the two guys or any of there other cast were from Nantucket. At this point I still don't know what a Nantucket accent sounds like.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:26 PM (hHxp2)

490 COVID!!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Posted by: The Boy Who Cried Covid at May 11, 2020 03:28 PM (dkdmV)

491


THE SECOND WAVE!!!! BOOOOGIDDITY BOOOGIDITY BOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: The Boy Who Cried Covid at May 11, 2020 03:28 PM (dkdmV)

492 "At least the ad didn't fap to the New Normal that We Are All In Together with the Heroes and the clapping seals on the apartment balconies."

Stay Safe!

Posted by: Chris M at May 11, 2020 03:39 PM (eAZVt)

493 At least the ad didn't fap to the New Normal that We
Are All In Together with the Heroes and the clapping seals on the
apartment balconies."



Stay Safe!



Posted by: Chris M at May 11, 2020 03:39 PM (eAZV

together apart. "Or is it apart together. I have never felt more apart but somehow together. It is something. We well tell our kids on day were were as apart together as anyone in that year.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2020 03:45 PM (hHxp2)

494 The same people who pushed on us the surveillance state, with its facial recognition cameras, are now passing laws to make us wear face-covering masks when we go out. Cognitive Dissonance...and I'm fuckin' loving it!

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan, please save us! at May 11, 2020 07:31 PM (ie1PM)

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