Ron DeSantis Debunks the Leftwing Propaganda Organization's Latest Conspiracy Theory, That Even Though Florida Seems Safe, That's Only Because It's Hiding So Many Bodies It's Not Funny

The clickbait conspiracy theory sites called "the media" must not be getting enough clicks, because they're pushing a new conspiracy theory.

Before getting to that, enjoy Rich Lowry's interview with DeSantis, who is "amused" that the media continues swearing that Florida is a Death Zone while completely ignoring the actual Death Zone their favorite nipple-clamped leftwing governor has created.

A couple of months ago, the media, almost as one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public menace who was going to get Floridians killed with his lax response to the coronavirus crisis.

In an interview with National Review, DeSantis says he was surprised at "how knee-jerk" the hostile coverage was, but he "also knew that none of these people knew anything about Florida at all, so I didn't care what they were saying."

The conventional wisdom has begun to change about Florida, as the disaster so widely predicted hasnít materialized. It's worth delving into the state's response -- as described by DeSantis and a couple of members of his team -- because it is the opposite of the media narrative of a Trump-friendly governor disregarding the facts to pursue a reckless agenda. DeSantis and his team have followed the science closely from the beginning, which is why they forged a nuanced approach, but one that focused like a laser on the most vulnerable population, those in nursing homes.

An irony of the national coverage of the coronavirus crisis is that at the same time DeSantis was being made into a villain, New York governor Andrew Cuomo was being elevated as a hero, even though the DeSantis approach to nursing homes was obviously superior to that of Cuomo. Florida went out of its way to get COVID-19-positive people out of nursing homes, while New York went out of its way to get them in, a policy now widely acknowledged to have been a debacle.

The media didn't exactly have their eyes on the ball. "The day that the media had their first big freakout about Florida was March 15th," DeSantis recalls, "which was, there were people on Clearwater Beach, and it was this big deal. That same day is when we signed the executive order to, one, ban visitation in the nursing homes, and two, ban the reintroduction of a COVID-positive patient back into a nursing home."

DeSantis is bemused by the obsession with Florida's beaches. When they opened in Jacksonville, it was a big national story, usually relayed with a dire tone. "Jacksonville has almost no COVID activity outside of a nursing-home context," he says. "Their hospitalizations are down, ICU down since the beaches opened a month ago. And yet, nobody talks about it. It's just like, 'Okay, we just move on to the next target.'"

I think the word he actually wanted was "amused." Everyone seems to think that bemused means amused, jus a little more archly, but in fact it means "confused."

Anyway.

The media hasn't completely "moved on the next target." The media contiues its bizarre and remorseless campaign to fight coronavirus in all the places it's not. Like Georgia and Florida.

Meanwhile, it studiously covers up the fact that the states with high coronavirus infection and death rates all forced nursing homes to accept infected people, who then infected thousands of at-risk elderly people; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fascist Tranny Karl "Gretchen" Whitmer's Michigan all made the disgusting and unnecessary decision to reduce the infection rates among hospital care-givers by consigning tens of thousands of elderly people to death by packing them in with infected people.

DeSantis signed an order that nursing homes must not take back people infected with coronavirus (until cured, of course).

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all decreed that nursing homes must take in infected people, to infect the entire home.


They knew they were murdering people.

They put them on the cattle cars anyway.

This is basically state-directed murder. They decided that it would be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and nurses at regular hospitals getting ill.

To spare doctors and nurses, they decided to literally Kill Grandma.

That is a repulsive decision -- all the more repulsive given that the threat of coronavirus was wildly overblown, and the main reason for high rates of infection and death is due precisely to four liberal governor's Nazi-like euthanasia of the elderly, making that disgusting decision to euthanize based on their precious models' garbage outputs.

They didn't even need to murder these people to spare their hospital workers.

So: Obviously, the media looks for the story not where it actually is -- in the abbatoirs for the elderly designed and run by governors Cuomo, Murphy, Wolf, and Whitmer -- but where it is not, insisting on pretending that a Jacksonville beach with a scattered lot of young, fit people is more of a danger zone for covid than the death camps their liberal governors made.

Part of the propaganda organizations' efforts here have been promoting leftwing conspiracy theories that although Florida's official numbers look good, in fact, Florida is seeing huge numbers of deaths that they're just "disappearing," somehow.

And the lynchpin for this conspiracy theory is the claim of a woman with a geography degree who claims she's a "scientist," and who has a troubled history of arrests for trespassing, assault, and sexually cyberstalking an ex.

She was fired for insubordination, for insisting on entering her own idea of what Florida's numbers should be rather than what actual scientits, and her actual superiors, told her the verified numbers were, but the media has decided to take this cyberstalker's claims of being a heroic scientist fired for Telling The Truth The Rethuglikkkans Want Covered Up as their narrative.

Rebekkah Jones is not a "scientist" as she and her media promoters claim. She has a degree in geography and... journalism, because of course.

She is not the "chief architect" of Florida's covid website. She seems like she's more of a data entry person who has learned on the job how to build simple websites by taking the pre-made modules from a website-building service.

She was not fired for refusing to "alter the numbers" but for altering the numbers herself. She is a fucking data entry cog. She is supposed to input the numbers that actual scientists have collected and confirmed.

Instead, she insisted on enterring her own numbers.

And she's a criminal.

Jones also has an extensive criminal history in Leon County, where sheís been arrested and charged with three felonies, including one for robbery, and a handful of misdemeanor cases including "sexual cyberstalking," a case where she created a website and used it to sexually harass her ex-boyfriend. The website has been taken down, but images from the case exist in Leon County court records.

Most of the charges filed against her came after she was hired by the Department of Health, so they would not have turned up in any background check.

The bottom line: Rebekah Jones was fired for performance issues, not for "refusing to manipulate data." And her extensive criminal history, which predates her employment in Florida, lends credence to the DeSantis administration that she was just a troublesome employee who is now disgruntled and trying to get media attention about her firing. The easiest way to get media attention right now is to claim a Republican elected official is involved in a conspiracy to cover up COVID-19 data detrimental to reopening the state economy.

The media outlets listed above will not issue retractions. They will double down on the idea that DeSantisís administration is withholding / manipulating / deleting / altering data. That, too is totally false. But mark these words, the embarrassment of touting Rebekah Jones as their coronavirus martyr will quickly fade into the mainstream media memory hole.

That's the background for the below video clips, in which DeSantis tells the Conspiracy Theory Propaganda Media to fuck right the hell off.

Posted by: Ace at 03:29 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:29 PM (LvTSG)

2 Go gators

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 20, 2020 03:29 PM (PQRcz)

3 This is basically state-directed murder. They decided that it would be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and nurses at regular hospitals getting ill.

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Uh, oh...

Seattle Sloth is gonna be back to yell at you, ace.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (LvTSG)

4 Were there ALWAYS this many conspiracy theories or are we living in extraordinary times?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (xptlg)

5 Yo!

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (7tS8L)

6 Top ten

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (2qkrD)

7 2 Go gators
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 20, 2020 03:29 PM (PQRcz)

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Wow...this blog went downhill fast. I don't know if I can ever come here again.

Go Vols.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (LvTSG)

8 Letting New York liberal elites control the national agenda always led to exterminating the native population in favor of parasitic invaders. It's just now becoming obvious and acute in its consequences.

Let them regain power, or even keep the influence they have, and your state WILL be sacked as the last gasp of the financiers. Guaranteed.

Posted by: trev006 at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (49Hsx)

9 ...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (Saar8)

10 I live in Florida and I can assure you that the Publix employees are not dropping dead at their registers even though they interact with 100s of people per day and handle 1000s of products that have been touched by others.

Posted by: Paul at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (Jxp5v)

11 Jones also has an extensive criminal history in Leon County, where she's been arrested and charged with three felonies, including one for robbery, and a handful of misdemeanor cases

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She is a perfect fit for a certain political party.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 20, 2020 03:32 PM (Hcsoi)

12 GO NOLES!!!
>>;;>>-------------;;>

Posted by: Paul at May 20, 2020 03:32 PM (Jxp5v)

13 Imagine the death toll in the Sunshine State had DeSantis lost to the druggie gay escort fan who passes out in hotel rooms.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 20, 2020 03:32 PM (1vIuC)

14 11 Jones also has an extensive criminal history in Leon County, where she's been arrested and charged with three felonies, including one for robbery, and a handful of misdemeanor cases

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She is a perfect fit for a certain political party.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 20, 2020 03:32 PM (Hcsoi)

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*nods sagaciously*

The Political Group of Okinawa Revolution

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:33 PM (LvTSG)

15 >>>She has a degree in geography . . . .
A maps degree? WTF is there left to study?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:33 PM (KnJdm)

16 He friccken lit into them in a good way.


Might could be he is on the short list to run in 2024.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 03:33 PM (JUOKG)

17 I shall bring this here with impunity....

Exactly. Why have rice write the bogus CYA email?

Something is not adding up here.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS)

Because she makes Joe Isuzu look like George Washington.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench)

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 20, 2020 03:33 PM (myjNJ)

18 Fuck 'em all

Posted by: Lavrentiy Beria, Media Critic at May 20, 2020 03:34 PM (NVYyb)

19 Minnesota.

80% of Chinese Coronavirus deaths were in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living.

No, there wasn't a policy to put infected patients into the facilities, but the infection came in with the staff and new patients.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 03:34 PM (+0uDE)

20 Mistress Of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)

https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=wVSUX4EVgVw

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 03:35 PM (Z4rgH)

21
The bodies aren't hiding, you idiots.

They are all over South Beach, and mostly naked.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 03:35 PM (sy5kK)

22 Didn't someone claim the bodies were being fed to alligators?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:36 PM (Zmnko)

23
Poll- Bloomberg

78% Of Americans Are Willing To Pay More For Non-China Made Products

https://tinyurl.com/ybcwr4wa

Posted by: redridinghood at May 20, 2020 03:37 PM (wiXsO)

24 EPIC RANT!!!!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:37 PM (NgKpN)

25 She was fired for insubordination, for insisting on entering her own
idea of what Florida's numbers should be rather than what actual
scientits
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That has gotta be freudian. She's a scientit.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:37 PM (li+1I)

26
Wut?

Posted by: Bumbling bemused Biden at May 20, 2020 03:37 PM (LilNs)

27 >>>24 EPIC RANT!!!!


thank you, it feels very cathartic.

This was a Nazi-like decision to euthanize the old. That's a fact.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (PbpT7)

28 To late to say Roll Tide?

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (eMtQa)

29 Part of the propaganda organizations' efforts here have been promoting leftwing conspiracy theories that although Florida's China's official numbers look good, in fact, Florida China is seeing huge numbers of deaths that they're just "disappearing," somehow.

As if they put "Florida" in by mistake instead of China. I fift.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (Saar8)

30 The alligators ate them.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (bML9A)

31 Now that I've read the content...when you're a lying liar who lies and get fired for it, obviously you go to the MSM and tell them how you're totes the victim.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (2qkrD)

32 DiSantis is pissed, and rightfully so, by a media environment that gleefully predicted piles of bodies. Ron Fournier, in particular, was a perfect example of this.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (HmZuC)

33 I'm extra confused - is the data being entered actual numbers or just estimates by everyone?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (GbPPJ)

34 Imagine if Florida elected the black Sexual Tyrannosaurus...

My mother is in a nursing home in Jersey. If anything happens to her because Phil Murphy moved sick people into her residence, I swear on my life I am going all John Wick.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (nM8bJ)

35 DeSantis seems like a man who takes no guff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (+eVzC)

36 Cyber sexual harassment is a crime now?

Art thread hardest hit.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (sX1BW)

37 32 DiSantis is pissed, and rightfully so, by a media environment that gleefully predicted piles of bodies. Ron Fournier, in particular, was a perfect example of this.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (HmZuC)

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I think he'd be okay if the media would, you know, stop praying that Florida gets hit really badly just to prove him wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (LvTSG)

38 Florida alligators are morbidly obese!

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (88+cf)

39 Just think Floridians... you could have had Governor Andrew Gillum.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (wiXsO)

40 I thought those alligators were looking kind of well fed lately.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (+y/Ru)

41 This conspiracy theory by the media would require that Florida was also hiding the numbers of total deaths, as well. Per the CDC data, Florida is sitting right at 100% of expected deaths, while the US overall is at 101%.

NY and NJ are well above 100% with NYC at 236% of expected.

I have no idea how the media thinks ALL the florida numbers are supposed to be manipulated by a single person. That's full on tinfoil hat territory.

Posted by: deadrody at May 20, 2020 03:41 PM (pZxfz)

42 Wow...this blog went downhill fast. I don't know if I can ever come here again.

Go Vols.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:31 PM (LvTSG)


Really! I mean...Go Tigers. As in Clemson Tigers.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 20, 2020 03:41 PM (2qkrD)

43 4 Were there ALWAYS this many conspiracy theories or are we living in extraordinary times?
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (xptlg)

WW1, Zimmerman Telegram.

Pre US getting involved, Germany sends Mexico a Telegram outlining a plan to base U-boats in Mexico.

Mexico does not bite, but British intel intercepts it, and sits on it for a bit.

They, when America was angry, released it, to add fuel to the fire.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:41 PM (NgKpN)

44 You have to wonder *why* they all made this decision when they knew it was going to kill. There are several possible theories, each worse than the last. And I don't buy "incompetence" for a second. That ship sailed a long time ago in favor of the S.S. Malice.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:41 PM (li+1I)

45 39 Just think Floridians... you could have had Governor Andrew Gillum.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (wiXsO)

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And Georgia could have had Stacey Abrams.

These states are getting way too close to electing idiots just because of their skin colors.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:41 PM (LvTSG)

46 You know all those pythons that have overrun the Everglades?

THAT'S where the bodies go.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (dfRN6)

47 That's "One-Man Death Panel Governor Fredo the Elder (CCP-New York)."

Posted by: ShainS at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (12Yiz)

48 This was a Nazi-like decision to euthanize the old. That's a fact.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (PbpT7)


everything about this roll out of events feels that way

from the get-go

It all fits into their ideology.

Old people, and the weak (underlying conditions).
Total control via fear.
Threats of jail time if they open their businesses.


Yet we know if they stay indoors, there is more of a chance now of getting it. Ventilation systems.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (Saar8)

49 Geography major, and criminal ... BUT she backed up the preferred narrative ... and she did it on the cheap. No need to hire outsiders to write a fake dossier... this heroin of the left did it all herself.


The Resistance is spreading ... outside the bureaucracy of DC, into every nook and cranny where government union workers of the world Unite. (just guessing she was union, same principle though) Lies are Bravery in Service to the Resistance.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (Cus5s)

50 Waddaya mean read the post?

Posted by: 80's music fan at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (glGDV)

51 Go Banana!

Posted by: Ralph Wiggum at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (fYH8e)

52 The Oppress are only trying to distract from the hideous job blue governors are doing right now.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (Eicbe)

53 So....all the bodies that are disappearing- are the families of the dead people just not noticing, are they all without family? Has the logic train not made it that far?

Alligators? Too obvious!!

Posted by: Ktgreat at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (AD3JT)

54 >>>Really! I mean...Go Tigers. As in Clemson Tigers.


That's pronounced Gators, guys.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (nM8bJ)

55 Everyone seems to think that bemused means amused, jus a little more archly, but in fact it means "confused."

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Biden is bemused and bifused.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:42 PM (+y/Ru)

56 This was a Nazi-like decision to euthanize the old. That's a fact.

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2020 03:39 PM (PbpT7)
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But Nazi ideology leaves a paper trail....

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (Eicbe)

57 I rule that they killed tens of thousands of elderly by the book.

Posted by: Judge Sullivan, Honorary Hawaiian at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (li+1I)

58 Our journolist are brave fire fighters.


If brave fire fighters ran down the street from the real fire and lit an otherwise suitable residence on fire.

And then blamed the owner. For being at work.

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (yAc5z)

59 OMG my Governor.

I'm pretty sure it just moved while I was watching those clips.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (anwal)

60 23 You can get a generic bottle of aspirin, 325 MG, 100 count for $1 to $2 just about anywhere. Would I be willing to pay $3 to $4 for that bottle, knowing it isn't compounded from floor sweepings at the Chan Drywall and Aspirin factory? You bet your ass I would.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (C1Lsn)

61 57 I rule that they killed tens of thousands of elderly by the book.
Posted by: Judge Sullivan, Honorary Hawaiian at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (li+1I)

Okay... I laughed

Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (Zmnko)

62 Why do you people discount aliens? My cousins hate you.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (NI4rU)

63 61% of all the deaths in Massachusetts attributed to the KungFlu came from Long-Term Care facilities. The AVERAGE age of all fatalities from KungFlu in Massachusetts is... 82.

Eighty. Two.

Meanwhile, Charlie Baker forced 100's of thousands of people onto Funemployment by shutting down every "non-essential" business in the Commonwealth and did fuck-all nothing to protect the very modestly-sized population of people for whom the KungFlu is truly a problem.

But while DeSantis is being raked over the coals by J-school majors Charlie Lockdown is being praised for his handling of the KungFlu.

Hell of a job, Charlie.

Posted by: DocJ at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (DU2N9)

64 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding. But to major it in? It should just be a course during history. How do you major it in?

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (sX1BW)

65 But I was assured Trump is the Nazi. Are we sure Trump isn't the Nazi?

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (li+1I)

66 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (rWZ8Y)

67 Sinkholes!

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (88+cf)

68 I'm not saying it was a plot to get Drumpf, but it was a plot to get Drumpf.

Posted by: The Plot to Get Drumpf Guy at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (li+1I)

69 Imagine if Florida elected the black Sexual Tyrannosaurus...

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (nM8bJ)
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You mean fiercely hetero Gillum?

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (Eicbe)

70 >>>This was a Nazi-like decision to euthanize the old. That's a fact.


Hmm, what do all these murderous governors have in common? Oh that's right, they're leftists.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (nM8bJ)

71 59 OMG my Governor.

I'm pretty sure it just moved while I was watching those clips.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (anwal)

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The idea that this guy's approvals are in the toilet while Cuomo's are sky high feels laughable to me.

I'm convinced these polls are being juiced.

Remember when CA-25 was going to be a tossup?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (LvTSG)

72 Andrew Gillum passed out in a pool of his own vomit. To be fair, he sounds like someone who would be governor of Florida.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (bML9A)

73 "scientits" --- what you get when women are forced into sciences and hired based on feminism, not competence.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (Cus5s)

74 Carole Baskin's taking care of everything for him.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (I48cm)

75 Nice not having a fascist faggit as a governor.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (NWiLs)

76 Good for Ron DeSantis. I like those clips, especially that last one.

Posted by: bluebell at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (/669Q)

77

The World is Their* Oyster

*dems

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (Saar8)

78

...back to work...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (Saar8)

79 That third video was righteous.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (G0vdT)

80 But to major in (geography)? It should just be a course during history. How do you major in it?
Posted by: SH

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Hell, I could have tested out of it as a freshman if it were.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (Hcsoi)

81 Hold up,
WTF is a geography degree?

Does that mean she memorized all the state capitols? Seriously, I don't think I ever heard of that, and now that I have I can't imagine what you would study. Wouldn't an atlas be sufficient to anyone who needed such an expert on staff?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (LWu6U)

82 But I was assured Trump is the Nazi. Are we sure Trump isn't the Nazi?
Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (li+1I)
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The ideology that dare not speak its name.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (Eicbe)

83 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because
it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding. But to
major it in? It should just be a course during history. How do you major
it in?


Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (sX1BW)

Errr... mapping and spatial data are kind of an important thing, actually. It's a legitimate field.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (li+1I)

84 I read the story. Seems this Rebekah Jones was also fired from LSU a while back for resisting an officer. Leave it to Lousy-ana to export its troublemakers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (rpbg1)

85 Nice not having a fascist faggit as a governor.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (NWiLs)
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I wouldn't know. Sigh.

Posted by: bluebell at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (/669Q)

86 Wait, he said the point of returning infected residents to nursing homes was to protect medical staff in hospitals? Hospital staff (typically) *has* at least general protective gear. Nursing home staff, not so much. Not only should those who lost family sue/press charges, those nursing home staff who were cynically endangered for good hospital photo ops should do the same.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (uquGJ)

87
...back to work...
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (Saar

Work!

Posted by: Maynard G. Krebs at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (Zmnko)

88 Has anyone heard from Grammie?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (dUJdY)

89 4 Were there ALWAYS this many conspiracy theories or are we living in extraordinary times?
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (xptlg)

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The internet has made exposing these loons easier.
Plus, Trump's ability to make his enemies drop their masks and reveal their true selves -- it's his super power.

Posted by: Venus at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (iYXhj)

90 'She's not a data scientist. She's somebody that's got a degree in journalism, communication and geography.'

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Lying is a kind of communication.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (+y/Ru)

91 Florida is so bad that only half the population of California is planning to relocate there.

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (yAc5z)

92 Join the democrat party! Where even our heroes are losers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (1ISKN)

93 Oh, and I coulda been a real contendah this morning on the Morning Rant. Not that spotting Angelina "I have adopted more children than cats" Jolie and her daddy Jon Voight would have been difficult.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (rpbg1)

94 I thought posts about DeSantis were required to contain pictures of his wife.

Posted by: Quotas at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (fYH8e)

95 66 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (rWZ8Y)

Pride is the deadliest of the 7 deadly sins. Always was and always will be. It's Satan's personal domain, and he's very good at convincing people that if they just stay the course, everything will turn out right, they will be proven correct, and they'll be heroes.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (J+mig)

96 38 Florida alligators are morbidly obese!
Posted by: Roland THTG at May 20, 2020 03:40 PM (88+cf)

The pythons are morbidly obese from eating the fucking alligators.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (NWiLs)

97 In other news

Gov Ron DeSantis of Florida was indicted today for trying to sell Public Property that belongs to the State of New York.

He was caught, on tape, offering to sell such property.

The New York Attorney General was able to quickly convene a Grand Jury, and get an indictment based upon that blatant admission of guilt.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:47 PM (NgKpN)

98 Wow. That is something.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (A5zUN)

99 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (rWZ8Y)

Good point.
People get locked-in on a position today and don't budge from it for fear--I think-- they'll have to rethink their entire worldview.

Social media reinforces this.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (CqE5x)

100 Didn't someone claim the bodies were being fed to alligators?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:36 PM (Zmnko)


Gators got her grannie. Everybody says it was a shame. Cause her momma was a workin' on the chain gang

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (FBgMy)

101 A degree in geography? Like maps? Good choice, Magellan

Posted by: brak at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (cG+eD)

102 72 Andrew Gillum passed out in a pool of his own vomit. To be fair, he sounds like someone who would be governor of Florida.
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (bML9A)

And a couple of male escorts' jizz and assblood.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (NWiLs)

103 Wait, he said the point of returning infected residents to nursing homes was to protect medical staff in hospitals? Hospital staff (typically) *has* at least general protective gear. Nursing home staff, not so much. Not only should those who lost family sue/press charges, those nursing home staff who were cynically endangered for good hospital photo ops should do the same.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (uquGJ)


Say it with me now, sovereign immunity.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (GbPPJ)

104 Troll Ride!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (aKsyK)

105 All of you right wingers are just not understanding the new world of science.

When the data does not match your expectations or your pronouncements, you must discard the data, and create your own.

See: Mann, Michael.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (Hcsoi)

106 They knew they were murdering people.

They put them on the cattle cars anyway.

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

This is the biggest story of this pandemic but is being swept under the carpet because it's indefensible. These governors are monsters and war criminals.

Posted by: Decaf at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (xarPm)

107 Mary Mayhew, secretary of Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration deserves a medal. She is the one that prevented seniors testing positive from being put back in the nursing homes. They set up special nursing homes for those infected. They gave PPE to nursing home staff. They did it exactly right.

And DeSantis paid attention to how the South Koreans handled it. He learned from that. It's amazing how well it all went

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (JKNZq)

108 Kayleigh swingin' a jaw bone of an ass. She is prepared.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (WX+x0)

109 108 Kayleigh swingin' a jaw bone of an ass. She is prepared.
Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (WX+x0)

Poetic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (NWiLs)

110 People get locked-in on a position today and don't budge from it for fear--I think-- they'll have to rethink their entire worldview.

Exactly!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (dUJdY)

111 Hold up,
WTF is a geography degree?

-
She knows that Florida is America's dick.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (+y/Ru)

112 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because
it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding. But to
major it in? It should just be a course during history. How do you major it in?


Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (sX1BW)

Errr... mapping and spatial data are kind of an important thing, actually. It's a legitimate field.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020


*
*

It's more than spotting a given country that's colored red on a test and answering, "That's Ukraine."

But the "news" outlets should have stated what her degree was in, not allow to the reader to assume that she was a medical pro.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (rpbg1)

113 64
I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because it is a subject worth
knowing and studying and understanding. But to major it in? It should
just be a course during history. How do you major it in?


Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (sX1BW)

I'll diss it. Journalism, too. If you're going to study minutae of historical changes between nations, sure, I can see it being a major. But it is, in essence, a history of maps degree.

She would have been better served majoring in the custodial arts, or the Starbucks school for the gifted.
Too many BS degrees, not enough real value being added.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (KnJdm)

114 Like one guy said:Trump has taught the GOP how to put quarters in socks and go after the Democrats. Glorious!!

Posted by: Jmel at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (OeWgo)

115 Good point.
People get locked-in on a position today and don't budge from it for fear--I think-- they'll have to rethink their entire worldview.

Social media reinforces this.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (CqE5x)

Hubris. No one wants to admit they are wrong because they think it will make them look like fools.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (A5zUN)

116 Were there ALWAYS this many conspiracy theories or are we living in extraordinary times?
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (xptlg)

In the past, people would hear a nutjob on a soapbox or a corner, grab the children and quickly rush passed them

Today nutjobs get on social media and get thousands of likes and thousands of followers.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (CqE5x)

117 15 >>>She has a degree in geography . . . .
A maps degree? WTF is there left to study?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:33 PM (KnJdm)

****************

Maps is cartography.
Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and human activity in relationship to it (i.e., population distribution, land use, etc.)

Posted by: Venus at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (iYXhj)

118 100 Did you know Tony Joe White was a white guy. Never knew that until recently. "A wretched, spiteful, straight razor toting women". Good line.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (C1Lsn)

119 Kayleigh swingin' a jaw bone of an ass. She is prepared.
Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020


*
*

How did she get the jawbone of Chuck Schumer?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (rpbg1)

120 Kayleigh swingin' a jaw bone of an ass.

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Acosta's dead?!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (+y/Ru)

121 I love Ron deSantis. Those three videos are a thing of beauty.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (0TqRP)

122 Say it with me now, sovereign immunity.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (GbPPJ)
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ace did a whole post on this, how Cuomo got wording into a law that the nursing homes could not be sued by the families. Because of course the nursing homes would say "we had to do it, because the Governor said we had to." And then he'd get sued.

Posted by: bluebell at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (/669Q)

123 It's Florida. They have geography degrees.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 03:51 PM (1ISKN)

124 Hey, sorry I'm late to the comments, but I was busy stacking up dead bodies like cordwood in a place where no one could see them.

Posted by: Florida Man at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (huQJB)

125 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel


No one in blue states, no.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (f4vam)

126 103
Say it with me now, sovereign immunity.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 03:48 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

...must die.

This is word association, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (LvTSG)

127 And DeSantis paid attention to how the South Koreans handled it. He learned from that. It's amazing how well it all went
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (JKNZq)
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And didn't do so bad not signing an order to force nursing homes take Covid-positive patients.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (Eicbe)

128 Wait, he said the point of returning infected residents to nursing
homes was to protect medical staff in hospitals? Hospital staff
(typically) *has* at least general protective gear. Nursing home staff,
not so much. Not only should those who lost family sue/press charges,
those nursing home staff who were cynically endangered for good hospital
photo ops should do the same.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (uquGJ)



Say it with me now, sovereign immunity.
-------------

The states have hollowed it out in some places, but not all.
SI should stay, qualified immunity should go.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (sX1BW)

129 Apparently, Trump has broken Mika's tiny brain by reminding people of murder'n Joe's dead intern. She is going full Karen on Twitter. Lmao

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (bML9A)

130 123 It's Florida. They have geography degrees.

And sinkholes

Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (Zmnko)

131 66 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel


yep.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (d7Ww2)

132 4 Were there ALWAYS this many conspiracy theories or are we living in extraordinary times?
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (xptlg)

I always though America kind of looked like an elephant.

Long snout in the north east. Florida front legs.

Texas back legs.

Making San Francisco the asshole.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (NgKpN)

133 why u people not tell me 'bout the WH briefing ? hmm?

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (zr5Kq)

134 GA COVID hospitalizations are down by 1/3 as of today.

But Kemp is trying to kill us all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (ptqGC)

135 Sovereign immunity also not mentioned in the US Constitution.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (1ISKN)

136 How's DeSantis' ass taste, Cuomo and the Democrat Media Scourge?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (3P+Du)

137 Errr... mapping and spatial data are kind of an important thing, actually. It's a legitimate field.



Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:46 PM (li+1I)

You are google maps. You hire the programmer who can learn maps, or you hire the geography/journalism dual major.
The field is legit. The degree is BS.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (KnJdm)

138 75 Nice not having a fascist faggit as a governor.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 03:45 PM (NWiLs)

--------

The bullet we dodged was more like a stinger missile. Or bigger, probably bigger.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (jUVms)

139 Here is a picture of Mrs. DeSantis. She is very pretty
I don't have a picture of her in a bikini because I didn't look that far. Somebody else can post that:

https://tinyurl.com/ybuoztfy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (+eVzC)

140 The idea that this guy's approvals are in the toilet while Cuomo's are sky high feels laughable to me.

I'm convinced these polls are being juiced.

Remember when CA-25 was going to be a tossup?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:44 PM (LvTSG)


Yeah I pretty much just roll my eyes at the numbers on DeSantis.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (anwal)

141 New York went out of its way to get them in, a policy now widely acknowledged to have been a debacle.
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"debacle"

It's almost like Cuomo was concentrating covid patients in nursing homes. You might even say he was camping them there.

Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (kOpft)

142 ...must die.



This is word association, right?
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Nope, no. No. No. No.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (sX1BW)

143 Me, yesterday: Man, the media sucks today. No way they can top today's bullshit.

Me, today: Okay, I didn't anticipate jumping straight from batshit crazy OVER bugfuck crazy to whatever level the media is today, but kudos to them. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.

Posted by: physics geek at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (huQJB)

144 Come on, Ace -- you can't put the blame for these decisions on those neo-totalitarian fascist freak flag-flying death cult governors. Put the blame for this European virus on it's true origin, Europe, where it belongs ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (12Yiz)

145 DeSantis/Grenell

2024.

They are rock stars and love America.

Posted by: Czech Chick at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (haWye)

146 She sports a protestant cross keeping the vampires socially distant.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (WX+x0)

147 As a frequent lurker and occasional commenter in NC, let me just say that I'd like to trade governors. Any morons in FL want a deal on a former state attorney general now in the nice chair and not better known only because he's canny enough to stay just behind the crazy curve pioneered by governors in Michigan, New York, and California?

Posted by: Patrick-Sean M O'Hannigan at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (jlmBM)

148 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding.

-
Yeah, how else are you going to find your way to the next whiskey bar?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (+y/Ru)

149 '...I'll read this again in case you werent listening the first time...' thats a diamond cutter from the top rope.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (WQZ1O)

150 Well if she has a Geography degree maybe she can tell us what part of Florida the bodies are being dumped

Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (Zmnko)

151 I wonder how Gillum's rehab is going? *cough*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (ptqGC)

152 66 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel

--------

Exactly, but nope, everything, absolutely everything is political now.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (jUVms)

153 Maps is cartography.
Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and human activity in relationship to it (i.e., population distribution, land use, etc.)
Posted by: Venus


So Guam COULD flip over.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (f4vam)

154 Michigan unemployment released today - 22.7%
Midland area flooding evacuation.
Reporter to Gov - How are evacuees going to social distance?
Gov - We will do the best we can, going to be difficult, go to family and friends

So F ing Stupid
Also giving $1000 fines to hair cutters at public hair cut protest

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (PHxng)

155 Sovereign immunity also not mentioned in the US Constitution.
----------

See 11th Amendment.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (sX1BW)

156 And in other good news my state's morbidly obese Governor's plan to criminalize business that dare not adhere to his idiotic lock down orders was shot down when Governor What The Fuck Is A Salad and a Treadmill couldn't even get his equally corrupt Democratic minions to go along with it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (yAc5z)

157 I'm digging Kayleigh's outfit with the matching jacket, lipstick and boomstick.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (li+1I)

158 1 I wonder how Gillum's rehab is going? *cough*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (ptqGC)

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And his heterosexual "marriage."

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (jUVms)

159 148 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding.

-
Yeah, how else are you going to find your way to the next whiskey bar?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (+y/Ru)

The ap on my phone?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (NgKpN)

160 This was a Nazi-like decision to euthanize the old. That's a fact.†

Posted by: ace at May 20, 2020 03:39†

That's outrageous and horrific.

No one is willing to investigate?

Posted by: Barr at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (SJDa9)

161 May 11, 2020 -

Two Special Elections On Tuesday Could Hint At Another Blue Wave In 2020

https://tinyurl.com/y9crubjk

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (1ISKN)

162 Yeah, but pride is one of my worst sins - that "it's hard to be humble" song could have been written about me - and even I can still manage to recognize when I've fucked up and am totally wrong. (In fact, it's just one of my many amazing traits that I'm able to recognize and take responsibility for my mistakes.) If I can do it, literally anyone should be able to.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (rWZ8Y)

163 Seattle Sloth is gonna be back to yell at you, ace.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 03:30 PM (LvTSG)


I may be mistaken, but the correct pronunciation of Slough is 'sluff', and is frequently used to describe the act of dumping an unwanted card when playing cards.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (Z4rgH)

164 OMG he absolutely crushed that reporter. What a joy to watch.

Posted by: Caliban at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (QE8X6)

165 New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all decreed that nursing homes must take in infected people, to infect the entire home.
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IL did it too.

CA changed to do it late in the outbreak as they apparently weren't producing an adequate body count.

Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (kOpft)

166 >>>https://tinyurl.com/ybuoztfy



Hubba, hubba!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (43zjF)

167
That 3rd video of Guvnor Ron is actually an audition tape for 2024.

I liked him when he was in the national news a lot as a US Rep, and it seems he continues to grow, season, and improve. As are others.

Compare to the top half dozen names of Democrats under 60 years old.

One of the two parties has a future. The other is just a sellout to Globalism. No young leaders with roots to America wants any part of that.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (sy5kK)

168 So "Doctor" Rebekah Jones is merely someone who uses ArcMap? Christ. ArcMap is actually somewhat complex and takes a while to learn - I have had to make maps occasionally in my job and trying to learn as you go with ArcMap is a bitch - but pretending that using it makes her some kind of data scientist is a fucking joke.

Posted by: radar at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (BySB9)

169 GA and FL dodged major bullets with Tank and Gillum.

The fact there were people in both states who strongly supported those two loons is frightening.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (ptqGC)

170 You are google maps. You hire the programmer who can learn maps, or you hire the geography/journalism dual major.
The field is legit. The degree is BS.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:53 PM (KnJdm)

90% of degrees are BS

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (li+1I)

171 "To spare doctors and nurses, they decided to literally Kill Grandma."

Yes, but at the end of the day the heroes get to come home safely to their families.

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (sGobE)

172
De Santis nailed 'em and showed an approprite level of ire as he did so.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (pNxlR)

173 ... than what actual scientits, and her actual superiors...

not sure whether typo, but i like it

Posted by: Anachronda at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (kf5Ci)

174 >>Maps is cartography.

>>>Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and
human activity in relationship to it (i.e., population distribution,
land use, etc.)




*sigh*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (KnJdm)

175 Of course the liberal media and politicians do this. If a new life in the mother's womb is worth nothing to them at any stage of development and is expendable, what do you think their views on the elderly man or woman is? I call bullshit on them saying that they were trying to protect healthcare workers. The care for the elderly is expensive - follow the money.

Posted by: Cheri at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (oiNtH)

176
This is basically state-directed murder. They decided that it would
be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and
nurses at regular hospitals getting ill.


To spare doctors and nurses, they decided to literally Kill Grandma.



I'm sure it's nothing more than a slight coincidence that Grandma tends to vote R.

Posted by: Bert G at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (OMsf+)

177 Yeah, how else are you going to find your way to the next whiskey bar?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (+y/Ru)
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Just don't ask why.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (4o2K3)

178
155 Sovereign immunity also not mentioned in the US Constitution.
----------

See 11th Amendment.

________________

Right, 1st thing they did after drafting the US Constitution. There's your hint.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (xfb67)

179

*want any part of that.


geez.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (sy5kK)

180 You can get a generic bottle of aspirin, 325 MG, 100 count for $1 to $2 just about anywhere. Would I be willing to pay $3 to $4 for that bottle, knowing it isn't compounded from floor sweepings at the Chan Drywall and Aspirin factory? You bet your ass I would.

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

I've wondered about the efficacy of some of the drugs lately and I don't have a headache often to have become used to the drugs.

Posted by: Decaf at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (xarPm)

181 @131
The fact that the governors will not acknowledge this only lends fuel to the fire that the whole thing is an op. An op that's not playing out very well for them.

Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (AwPyG)

182 Apparently, the Demedia is gearing up the interception of Desantis' success.

Rebekah Jones is stepping up to take credit.

As long as the Dems and the media (same group) have a horse in the race, they'll back that one.

They always gear up a counter-narrative.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (Eicbe)

183 Hubris. No one wants to admit they are wrong because they think it will make them look like fools.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 03:50 PM (A5zUN)

Which is ironic, because once the failure is undeniable, so is the fact that they are fools.

If you get out early, you can get the benefit of the doubt by saying that you tried something with good intentions, it didn't work, and it's time to do something different.

You might even be a fool, but if you try enough things, one might work, and nobody would ever know.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (J+mig)

184 Is 2 times per week to many trips to liquor store?

Posted by: Yo! at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (q2fym)

185 So "Doctor" Rebekah Jones is merely someone who uses ArcMap? Christ. ArcMap is actually somewhat complex and takes a while to learn - I have had to make maps occasionally in my job and trying to learn as you go with ArcMap is a bitch - but pretending that using it makes her some kind of data scientist is a fucking joke.

Posted by: radar at May 20, 2020 03:56 PM (BySB9)

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Ha. I'm competent at Photoshop! I can use Excel!

Posted by: Moron Robbie saw a man remove his mask to sneeze at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (ADuZP)

186 I see where DeSantis has caught on to the PDT playbook of tossing aside comity and lobbing hand grenades.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (WEBkv)

187 Just think for a moment that everything they told us about Trump was true--he actually was in league with Putin.

How many of us would turn on a dime? In time, sure.
Many of us have written off Romney, McCain and even W. Bush all of whom most of us voted for and defended from the onslaught of liberal lies and media attacks.

Now put yourself in the place of a True Believer from the other side
They WORSHIPED Obama--and congratulated themselves for voting for a BLACK GUY. They believed everything Obama's minions said about Trump--and they hung on to every word Maddow and others said for FOUR years. They laughed at every unfunny Trump joke told by Colbert, Kimmel and SNL and it was all reinforced by the social media they followed.

Do we really think they are going to turn on a dime and believe all the evidence that Obama spied on Trump and that Trump was right along?
NEVER.

This is why it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (CqE5x)

188
Put the blame for this European virus on it's true origin, Europe, where it belongs ...
Posted by: ShainS


It was created in the lab by the Queen of England.

Posted by: Lyndon the douche at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (aKsyK)

189 How many cases of Covid Toes do the respective states have?

Posted by: Emmie at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (ouBhA)

190 ...New York governor Andrew Cuomo was being elevated as a hero, even though the DeSantis approach to nursing homes was obviously superior to that of Cuomo.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4 different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.

And this was done *after* we already had information from Seattle, Washington and Italy showing that people in nursing homes were the most vulnerable.

So, where is the media with the obvious question to each of these Democrat Governors:

"Knowing the data from Italy and Seattle, WA about the risks for people in nursing homes, why did you ignore that data and send COVID-19 people to die in nursing homes?"

Follow-up question:

--- "Were you all this stupid or were you getting this direction from the national Democrat Party?"

Also, was it the Pennsylvania Health Director who moved one of her parents out of a nursing home, even while sending COVID-19 patients to nursing homes?

Follow-up questions:

--- "Did you move your parent out of the nursing home, because you felt it was not safe?"
--- "If you felt it was not safe, why were you sending COVID-19 patients to nursing homes? Were you intentionally sending them there to die?"
--- "If you felt they were safe, then why not keep your parent in the nursing home, where they were safe?"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Do5/p)

191 90% of degrees are BS


Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (li+1I)

Agreed. And yet, here they are pushing her as a scienceytist, . . . ah forget it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (KnJdm)

192 DeSantis for 2024 President.

He seems a perfect blend of competence and ideology.

Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Ihsvk)

193 I'm sure it's nothing more than a slight coincidence that Grandma tends to vote R.
Posted by: Bert G at May 20, 2020 03:58 PM (OMsf+)

State pensions. The blue states can't balance the books... unless they shove everyone's granny off on an ice floe "for the greater good".

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (J+mig)

194 Point of order: "slough" is pronounced "slooo"

Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (AwPyG)

195 Kayleigh is carpet bombing the press room with facts about Susan Rice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

196 141 New York went out of its way to get them in, a policy now widely acknowledged to have been a debacle.
---

"debacle"

It's almost like Cuomo was concentrating covid patients in nursing homes. You might even say he was camping them there.
Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (kOpft)

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Almost like they were killing off long term expenses?

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (+0uDE)

197 @ElonBachman is a good twatters to read on this same and similar topics. But like many sharp observers I think he spectacularly misunderestimates where we are on our own curve of degradation, as a civil society.

"I hope I never live through another period of mass delusion like this" (referring to the absurd unfounded hysteria-mongering lies and errors of the NYT in March on C-19)

Um, dude.

The disinformation, ignorance, lack of critical thinking, even lack of character and judgement and any trace of the best historic American values - that "curve" has been a gently up-sloping one, and we're far far from the start. March 2020 is just an outstanding, and much more damaging than normal, example.

The pattern is well established. On almost all topics of importance.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (El6T/)

198 192 DeSantis for 2024 President.

He seems a perfect blend of competence and ideology.
Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Ihsvk)

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"But his tone!"
-Never Trump, very fact based

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (LvTSG)

199

If, after this crap, anyone who votes Democrat gets the shiv.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (sy5kK)

200
150 Well if she has a Geography degree maybe she can tell us what part of Florida the bodies are being dumped
Posted by: It's me donna at May 20, 2020 03:54 PM (Zmnko)


The Handlepan ... count on it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (pNxlR)

201 DeSantis for 2024 President.

He seems a perfect blend of competence and ideology.
Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Ihsvk)

it's going to be a crowded field in '24 and he's got a great shot.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (CqE5x)

202 I want DeSantis and Kayleigh to tag team a press conference.

It would be epic.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (WEBkv)

203 Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (KnJdm)

We're on the same side bro.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (li+1I)

204 186 I see where DeSantis has caught on to the PDT playbook of tossing aside comity and lobbing hand grenades.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (WEBkv)


Nah. DeSantis has been a skull crusher from the start. This is a bit more animated than he usually is, but not completely out of character or anything.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (anwal)

205 Governor Mengele of NY even had the Javitz center and a Navy ship that never filled that he could have moved these people to. He's despicable.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (r+sAi)

206 155 Sovereign immunity also not mentioned in the US Constitution.

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See 11th Amendment.



________________



Right, 1st thing they did after drafting the US Constitution. There's your hint.


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Is it in the Constitution or not?


Gutting sovereign immunity while maintaining qualified immunity makes no sense.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (sX1BW)

207 196
Almost like they were killing off long term expenses?
Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (+0uDE)

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And then shutting down their revenue stream in the process?

I think this is more along the lines of idiocy rather than financially influenced malice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

208
Fuck off, I'm full.

Posted by: Rebekah's GFM at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (h6CJG)

209 That bow by Kayleigh on her way out the door was extra special. She is rare earth.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (li+1I)

210 Kayleigh throws rice to kill the magpies.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (WX+x0)

211 Mickey Mouse was sitting at a bar drinking and lamenting about Minnie when, descending deeper into his cups, he started crying his eyes out.

The bartender said, "Hey, now. Don't take it so hard. Your wife acting a little silly is not a reason for this kind of reaction."

Mickey snapped back through his tears, "I didn't say she's acting a little silly. I said she's fucking Goofy!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (hYcqw)

212 184 Is 2 times per week to many trips to liquor store?
Posted by: Yo! at May 20, 2020 03:59 PM (q2fym)


Next time, rent a pickup truck.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (sy5kK)

213 186 I see where DeSantis has caught on to the PDT playbook of tossing aside comity and lobbing hand grenades.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


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Any R politician who hasn't is a dumbass.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:02 PM (jUVms)

214 Kayleigh is carpet bombing the press room with facts about Susan Rice.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (ptqGC)

Does FOX no longer carry press conferences?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (CqE5x)

215 Leon ( as in Ponce de ) surrounds Tallahassee, state capitol and land of FSU

nice locale, lots of trees and cute little hills..... and LOTS OF F*CKWITS

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (8KSPd)

216 --- "If you felt it was not safe, why were you sending COVID-19 patients to nursing homes? Were you intentionally sending them there to die?"
--- "If you felt they were safe, then why not keep your parent in the nursing home, where they were safe?"
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Do5/p)
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MSM will never ask those governors those questions and the governors will never go anywhere near anyone that will ask those questions.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (WEBkv)

217 The Gov. is taking his cue from PDT: don't talk back nicely to the enemy media.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (rXie1)

218 OMG I'm so glad to be living in Florida.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (+fPHo)

219 90% of degrees are BS

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (li+1I)

Agreed. And yet, here they are pushing her as a scienceytist, . . . ah forget it.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (KnJdm)

AS: Almost Shit
BS: Bull Shit
MS: More of Same
PHD: Piled Higher and Deeper.

*Hat tip to Prof. Perry, best Comp teacher ever.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (J+mig)

220 I want to watch a video with scientits. The coviDD 40-24-32 if you know what i mean!

Posted by: PicklePete at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (jfQ2P)

221
Kayleigh is carpet bombing the press room with facts about Susan Rice.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (ptqGC)



Does FOX no longer carry press conferences?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (CqE5x)


I just saw it on Fox.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (ptqGC)

222 >>He seems a perfect blend of competence and ideology.
Posted by: Blago at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (Ihsvk)

And most of all ass-kicking.

Posted by: Caliban at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (QE8X6)

223 203
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:00 PM (KnJdm)

We're on the same side bro.


Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (li+1I)

I know. Was going to make an ancillary point to the defenders of Maps+ degrees, but lost the will.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (KnJdm)

224 Speaking of skull crushers, Kayleigh McEnany.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (zr5Kq)

225 Mary Mayhew, secretary of Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration deserves a medal. She is the one that prevented seniors testing positive from being put back in the nursing homes. They set up special nursing homes for those infected. They gave PPE to nursing home staff. They did it exactly right.

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This is how real medicine is practiced, not that shit show in New York with tents in Central Park and an empty navy hospital ship which were just props for Cuomo's media conferences.

Posted by: Decaf at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (xarPm)

226 DeSantis/Noem 2024. Need a woman on the ticket.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (WX+x0)

227 >Really! I mean...Go Tigers. As in Clemson Tigers<

How did the last Tigers vs Tigers game go?

Posted by: Javems at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (ofIwF)

228 I was the millionth to note DeSantis as one of the few on-deck candidates for the GOP (or the Dems), going back months now. Not sure what it's like today, but pre-C-19 his polling was pretty amazing, across party lines and demos. He's walked the talk on many things - the rarest quality of any GOP incumbent going on a few decades now.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (El6T/)

229 Pence/DeSantis 2024

Posted by: sinalco at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (yODqO)

230 Sovereign immunity was a concept the drafters of the US Constitution already were well aware of. If they intended it for the newly formed government, they would have included it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (xfb67)

231 Pritz of IL is cracking.

He's opening more stuff up than planned, including opening all state parks on the 29th. Hair cuts June 1st. Maybe churches, we'll know in a few days. Not holding my breath on that one. We can shop at all stores June 1st, too.

Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:05 PM (L3Rsz)

232 News from The Great State Of Texas that will enrage the Dem-Media Complex and the Karens:

I got my hair cut today. Yay! I waited a while so I would not be killed in any opening stampede (barbershops and salons re-opened here on May 8th). Last haircut was in early February - yikes!

I was not required to wear a mask, get my temperature taken, or sign a state form stating I am healthy. Gov. Abbott either removed those requirements or is not enforcing them. All of the staff wore masks, but few customers.

HEB grocery stores also canned their requirement to wear a mask; only about half of the customers were doing so the past 2 weeks anyway

Bars can open at 25 percent capacity this Friday. We'll see how many establishments restrict customer count.

Posted by: Gref at May 20, 2020 04:05 PM (AMIL/)

233 Does FOX no longer carry press conferences?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (CqE5x)

I just saw it on Fox.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:03 PM (ptqGC)

Okay, i must have just missed it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:05 PM (CqE5x)

234 Point of order: "slough" is pronounced "slooo"
Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (AwPyG)
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Except for the city in England, which rhymes with "plow".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (4o2K3)

235 Fucking. Thank. You.

I live here. It's not like we can't all look the hell around and see that not much of shit is happening with coronavirus in Florida. This bullshit where we simply cannot have done better than the precious NYC because DeSantis is a
Trumpkin is beyond tiresome. We elected competent representatives and spent decades investing in our emergency management infrastructure. I'm sorry NY didn't do those things. This wishing death and destruction on us down here because we manage crises well is evil.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (G91sh)

236 Just think for a moment that everything they told us about Trump was true--he actually was in league with Putin.

How many of us would turn on a dime? In time, sure.
---
I find it hard to relate to that case because they've built up so much resistance to it by being so authoritarian at every step.

And then I'm just wondering to what extent would it ever possibly be true.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (Eicbe)

237 Kayleigh is carpet bombing the press room with facts about Susan Rice.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM


This is where I like to point out that her father was a walk-on defensive end in the SEC who went on to record 22 career sacks.

Posted by: Bert G at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (OMsf+)

238
So the girl and her little friend are complaining about the neighbor boys getting them with water guns, and they want their own, to get revenge.

I'm thinking a Hotsy would be a proportional response.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (h6CJG)

239 New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all decreed that nursing homes must take in infected people, to infect the entire home.

Some commissar in California Department of Public Health (Orwellian, no?) originally decreed the same thing, but then the order was rescinded before being implemented (at least on any significant scale).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (+nW6n)

240 I am possibly too excited that my hairdresser texted me yesterday that she got word to plan on reopening and she booked me in for the first day she's starting back up.

It's still two weeks away but at least it's on the calendar.

I'm already planning on giving her a huge tip. And trying to remind myself that, no, do not get a damn pixie cut because I'll look like shit. I'm just sick of this and would rather go full pixie and get recut every three weeks than feeling damn hair on the back of my neck.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (GbPPJ)

241 I think 2024 is all going to depend on who's got Trump's endorsement.

Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (AwPyG)

242
If Cuomo gets into the race in any capacity, the PDJT campaign needs to cut and air commercials showing him whining, mewling and puking continuously for "more stuff" and then contrast that with his "jam them back in nursing homes to die" practices.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (pNxlR)

243 90% of degrees are BS

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 03:57 PM (li+1I)

That's what you get when too many people go to college.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (CqE5x)

244 Oh, and Guv Pritz did say that all sorts of people are dying in states that weren't so responsibly 'scientific' as Illinois.

Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (L3Rsz)

245 And DeSantis paid attention to how the South Koreans handled it.

He learned from that.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 20, 2020 03:49 PM (JKNZq)

Two statements that no Democrat guvnor understood or cared about.

Posted by: 5,400 murdered New Yorkers at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (sy5kK)

246 Saw several restaurants with "Dining Rooms Open" and "Hiring" signs today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (ptqGC)

247 The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government, without fear of punishment or reprisals, ensured by the First Amendment.

How can you have the right to petition the govt and yet the govt has sovereign immunity? It makes no sense, sovereign immunity was never supposed to be in there.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (xfb67)

248 Who D0 you love?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (NI4rU)

249 150
Well if she has a Geography degree maybe she can tell us what part of Florida the bodies are being dumped

which part has the most hungry alligators?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (kf5Ci)

250 Nah. DeSantis has been a skull crusher from the start. This is a bit more animated than he usually is, but not completely out of character or anything.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (anwal)
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Really?

Outstanding.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (WEBkv)

251 Dawgs>Gaytors

Posted by: Georgia Jarhead at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (nkaAx)

252 If Cuomo gets into the race in any capacity, the PDJT campaign needs to cut and air commercials showing him whining, mewling and puking continuously for "more stuff" and then contrast that with his "jam them back in nursing homes to die" practices.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (pNxlR)

Cuomo doesn't have a chance and the Democrats know it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (CqE5x)

253 DeSantis is my kinda Florida Man.

Posted by: Regular joe at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (L9P9s)

254 >>>>DeSantis/Noem 2024. Need a woman on the ticket.


I think Noem is a 2024 dark horse.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 20, 2020 04:07 PM (xPl2J)

255 @234an excellent counter-point of order!

Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 04:08 PM (AwPyG)

256 Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4
different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing
homes.



And this was done *after* we already had information from Seattle,
Washington and Italy showing that people in nursing homes were the most
vulnerable.

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You're being too generous, Clyde. The vulnerability of the elderly was *the sole purpose* of the lockdown. Fauci and Birx cut TV spots to explain that to everyone, and stated it repeatedly at their press conferences. That was why the media was screaming at the 'selfishness' of the Spring Breakers when this began.

And yet, NY, NJ, MI, CA, PA, and IL all had a policy, displayed proudly on their state covid websites, to require nursing homes to accept "clinicallt stable" but covid positive patients.

Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 04:08 PM (kOpft)

257 Part of DeSantis' problem with poll #s -- besides all the fake news -- is his suits don't fit well.
Seriously, he looks like a little boy wearing his dad's suit jacket. He needs to get with a tailor/PR consultant to help him with his clothing if he wants a shot at being POTUS in 2024.

Posted by: Venus at May 20, 2020 04:08 PM (iYXhj)

258 Does FOX no longer carry press conferences?

Not this one apparently.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (dUJdY)

259

Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (L3Rsz)

Pritker " withdrew his emergency rule that allowed businesses violating his stay-at-home order to be charged with a misdemeanor."

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (zr5Kq)

260 I don't think '24 will be a crowded field, if you're talking about anyone with any real credibility and performance history, actually. Maybe the next 4 years will see some more emerge (let's hope). But DeSantis kind of stands alone right now. Noem for the Hot Female VP thing (wait, that was done once already, right?).

Desantis/Grenell

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (El6T/)

261 I'm just sick of this and would rather go full pixie and get recut every
three weeks than feeling damn hair on the back of my neck. <<<<<<
Yes, all the better to feel my breath. *sniff*

Posted by: Joey Biden at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (r+sAi)

262 I live here. It's not like we can't all look the hell around and see that not much of shit is happening with coronavirus in Florida. This bullshit where we simply cannot have done better than the precious NYC because DeSantis is a
Trumpkin is beyond tiresome. We elected competent representatives and spent decades investing in our emergency management infrastructure. I'm sorry NY didn't do those things. This wishing death and destruction on us down here because we manage crises well is evil.
Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (G91sh)

Florida has always been better than most at managing a crisis. You kind of have to be, when hurricanes are a fact of life.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (J+mig)

263 "Bemused"is not a synonym of amused. But it is one of those words journalists use to pretend they're really smart, but instead they reveal their pretentious stupidity.
"Reticent" used in place of hesitant makes my eyes hurt. "Pluperfect" to mean "really excellent" is gaining traction among dumb journalists. "Expediency" and "enormity" may be goners that are no longer correctly used by anyone involved in journalism.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (d9Cw3)

264 I like this DeSantis feller. He has a bit of fight in him, it seems. Hopefully, not the Chris Christie variety.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (O+I8R)

265 260 I don't think '24 will be a crowded field, if you're talking about anyone with any real credibility and performance history, actually. Maybe the next 4 years will see some more emerge (let's hope). But DeSantis kind of stands alone right now. Noem for the Hot Female VP thing (wait, that was done once already, right?).

Desantis/Grenell

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:09 PM (El6T/)

==========

It'll be crowded. It should also willow quickly.

I expect Trump to make his choice for successor very clear sometime around the 2022 midterms.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (LvTSG)

266 This is where I like to point out that her father was a walk-on defensive end in the SEC who went on to record 22 career sacks.
Posted by: Bert G at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (OMsf+)
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has a football team?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (4o2K3)

267 DeSantis did not run the best race for governor. Gillum saturated the area with a media blitz sometimes it was hard to remember who was running against him.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (jUVms)

268 226 DeSantis/Noem 2024. Need a woman on the ticket.
Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (WX+x0)

This actually has merit.

Dump the Republican Party, infested with Nevers and GOPe, and these two can lead the "Open State Party" to victory in 2024!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (sy5kK)

269 >>This is how real medicine is practiced, not that shit show in New York with tents in Central Park and an empty navy hospital ship which were just props for Cuomo's media conferences.
Posted by: Decaf at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (xarPm)

Actually I think of them as symbols of the hysterical overreaction to the virus up here in the Northeast. Cuomo barks like a man, but he acts like a little girl.

Posted by: Caliban at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (QE8X6)

270 Pritker " withdrew his emergency rule that allowed
businesses violating his stay-at-home order to be charged with a
misdemeanor."

Posted by: runner

Yep, because they are going to 'legislate' that rule into law this week, or as close to it as they can get. And with his super-majority, no problem. He'll get what he wants, more than likely.

Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (L3Rsz)

271 I always though America kind of looked like an elephant.

Long snout in the north east. Florida front legs.

Texas back legs.

Making San Francisco the asshole.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 03:52 PM (NgKpN)


And Baja CA the dick?

Okay, I can go with that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (Z4rgH)

272 240 I am possibly too excited that my hairdresser texted me yesterday that she got word to plan on reopening and she booked me in for the first day she's starting back up.

It's still two weeks away but at least it's on the calendar.

I'm already planning on giving her a huge tip. And trying to remind myself that, no, do not get a damn pixie cut because I'll look like shit. I'm just sick of this and would rather go full pixie and get recut every three weeks than feeling damn hair on the back of my neck.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.

*waves*
you're so lucky.
my hair looks awful and my eyebrows need deforestation.

seattle will not allow my until probably next year.
*sigh*

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (d7Ww2)

273 If you do search on Rebekah Jones, she is cute-at least the initial photo where she is smiling sitting at her computer. Her mug shot isn't very nice (I don't have one, but I expect nobody looks good in them) but them cyber stalking your ex probably doesn't make you a happy camper.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (+eVzC)

274 As I think about it, so much of my support for Trump comes AS A RESULT of so much Authoritarian-style lying about Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (Eicbe)

275 DeSantis did not run the best race for governor. Gillum saturated the area with a media blitz sometimes it was hard to remember who was running against him.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:10 PM (jUVms)
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Are you saying Gillum won?

Because it seems to me the best race is the one you win.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:12 PM (WEBkv)

276 Also, for those in IL, May 22 - hearing on motion for a summary judgment that Pritzker lacks the authority to issue successive disaster proclamations beyond the original 30 days.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:12 PM (zr5Kq)

277 Hey everybody.

Feeling good today... got a job interview call. Waiting to hear back.

OTOH... casinos are reopening, but with so many new restrictions on how they operate, that I think I'm going to postpone my yearly trip from August (when I'm now booked) to February 2021. Hopefully the rules will be relaxing a little by then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (L2ZTs)

278 Any combination of Cruz/DeSantis/Noem for Prez and VP is currently fine by me.

We need to get through 2020 first of course. I will say that DeSantis and Noem seems Christmasy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (r+sAi)

279
Are you saying Gillum won?

Because it seems to me the best race is the one you win.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

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I'm saying it was close. Really close. When I say we dodged a bullet, it was that close.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (jUVms)

280 Gillum saturated the area with a media blitz sometimes it was hard to remember who was running against him.

--

Seems he also saturated his bed sheets in bodily fluid.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (O+I8R)

281 257 Part of DeSantis' problem with poll #s -- besides all the fake news -- is his suits don't fit well.
Seriously, he looks like a little boy wearing his dad's suit jacket. He needs to get with a tailor/PR consultant to help him with his clothing if he wants a shot at being POTUS in 2024.
Posted by: Venus at May 20, 2020 04:08 PM (iYXhj)

In the early days of the Trump administration, Sean Spicer wore off the rack suits that weren't complementary to him.

Even Trump razzed his ass about the ill-fitting suit. About the time his first paycheck was banked, he was in tailored, expensive suits, and to this day, his clothes look good on him.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (sy5kK)

282 The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right
to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government,
without fear of punishment or reprisals, ensured by the First Amendment.



How can you have the right to petition the govt and yet the govt has
sovereign immunity? It makes no sense, sovereign immunity was never
supposed to be in there.
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Petitioning and suing for damages are two different things.

Our government can only pay out damages that it first takes from us.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (sX1BW)

283 At this stage, the media is now 100% lies.

Used to be 99%. Over the last three months, if has graduated to 100%.

I haven't seen an unbiased, actual purely factual "news" article this year.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (N9G0H)

284 CA? Didn't think CA had this policy. Newsom, while a loathsome non-entity, has been far less disastrous than the worst Dem governors on this. From the outset, counties had some flexibility, which actually grew. Aside from some limited specific cases, Sacramento didn't "police" its guidance very aggressively. Counties started openly defying it with no consequences even before the big relaxation came (transition to the utterly baseless, but WH-endorsed, phased re-opening nonsense).

Oddest of all, at the very start, when asked a question about gun stores, Newsom answered with words that could have come from the governor of OK or WY, about people having 2A rights etc. That's never been walked back or explained - or even much noted, amidst the hysteria.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (El6T/)

285
*waves*
you're so lucky.
my hair looks awful and my eyebrows need deforestation.

seattle will not allow my until probably next year.
*sigh*
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (d7Ww2)


I would be driving down to Oregon to get my hair done did.

Hell, if NC wasn't opening back up, I was seriously considering driving over to Tennessee, which isn't that far for me, and getting cut/color.



Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (GbPPJ)

286 244 Oh, and Guv Pritz did say that all sorts of people are dying in states that weren't so responsibly 'scientific' as Illinois.
Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (L3Rsz)


I love the use of "scientific" as a vague and unbased honorific. See also "scientific socialism."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (+nW6n)

287
I'm saying it was close. Really close. When I say we dodged a bullet, it was that close.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (jUVms)

Imagine if Gillum AND Tank both won?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (CqE5x)

288 And then shutting down their revenue stream in the process?



I think this is more along the lines of idiocy rather than financially influenced malice.
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I still think this has been Cloward-Piven put into practice. By governors who are imbeciles.

Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (kOpft)

289 I'm saying it was close. Really close. When I say we dodged a bullet, it was that close.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (jUVms)
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Ah, almost within the margin of cheat.

I see your point.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (WEBkv)

290 I have a feeling that if the opposition had ever HAD the truth, there wouldn't have been more evidence and less insisting.

But there was all this insistence, and a persistent gap in the evidence

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (Eicbe)

291 Seems he also saturated his bed sheets in bodily fluid.
Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 04:13 PM (O+I8R)

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Yep, and it would have been nice to know that a little earlier. So the race would have been less close.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (jUVms)

292 Hey everybody.

Feeling good today... got a job interview call. Waiting to hear back.



That's great.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (zr5Kq)

293 This wishing death and destruction on us down here because we manage crises well is evil.
Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (G91sh

It's great that Florida is doing well and tragic that Governors in D states instituted a policy that allowed seniors with COVID to go into nursing homes. I think, though that leftists hate any R state.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (+eVzC)

294 64 I'm not one to dis geography as a subject. Because it is a subject worth knowing and studying and understanding. But to major it in? It should just be a course during history. How do you major it in?
Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 03:43 PM (sX1BW)
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You're just thinking of very basic political geography, naming nations and capitals, that sort of thing.

But the subject is much broader --- cartography, topology, geology, biology, climatology, anthropology, etc. If anything the subject is TOO broad and thus easily subject to ideological corruption.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (M/9m0)

295
For '24 - I'll settle, at this point, for a cadre of rigidly traditionalist but energetic and ambitious middle-ranked officers with big dreams and bigger plans to pursue them ruthlessly.

I'm only half joking.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (h6CJG)

296 In the 18th Century petition is synonymous with suing. Except they didn't say "suing" at all, just petitioning.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (xfb67)

297 As I think about it, so much of my support for Trump comes AS A RESULT of so much Authoritarian-style lying about Trump.
Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:11 PM (Eicbe)



Behold the healing power of spite.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (GbPPJ)

298 Do over:
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I have a feeling that if the opposition had ever HAD the truth, there would have been more evidence and less insisting.

But there was all this insistence, and a persistent gap in the evidence

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (Eicbe)

299 Ah, almost within the margin of cheat.

I see your point.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

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Not kidding I was sweating it out that night thinking, ah shit, here comes the recounts and fake ballots.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (jUVms)

300 DeSantis 2024

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (dLLD6)

301 rhomboid, Newsome has been IMHO a pleasant surprise overall on his CV19 response. Also glad to hear about his 2A response, that's a surprise. He seems to get that if you push too far, people will push back severely.

Unfortunately he's also back to being a Democrat on other stuff, like begging DC for money.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (L2ZTs)

302 Wow, De Santis is a youngster - only 41. He's got a long career ahead of him if he wants it.

Posted by: Cheri at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (oiNtH)

303 The Miami Herald headline calls this hooer a Covid Guru.

Posted by: Regular joe at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (L9P9s)

304 302 Wow, De Santis is a youngster - only 41. He's got a long career ahead of him if he wants it.
Posted by: Cheri at May 20, 2020 04:16 PM (oiNtH)

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Not if Biden becomes president. That intelligence apparatus is begging to be misused again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (LvTSG)

305 Seafair just got cancelled.

It's the first weekend in August.
It's a bunch of hydroplane races OUTSIDE, ON A LAKE.

whatever

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (d7Ww2)

306 Behold the healing power of spite.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:15 PM (GbPPJ)

Ancient Scottish secret of longevity.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (J+mig)

307 Hell, if NC wasn't opening back up, I was seriously considering driving over to Tennessee, which isn't that far for me, and getting cut/color.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (GbPPJ)
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Gal that cuts my hair, and now my wife, took her stuff home and is working.

She was smart enough to know that counting on the salon she works out of to remain in business probably wasn't a wise idea.

Though, she's not set up to color, yet.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

308 226 DeSantis/Noem 2024. Need a woman on the ticket.
Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (WX+x0)

Compare and contrast with the Democrat Bench.

Who do they have?
Old, corrupt, washed up crones and doddering old men or energetic young Socialists.

We have PENCE, the obvious front runner

DeSantis
Abbot
Noem
Pompeo
Don Jr or Ivanka, or Jared
Gaetz
And a half dozen others I cannot remember the names of.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (+0uDE)

309 runner, thanks.

Newsome also said most walk-in retail and restaurants can come back by June, which is earlier than I had expected; I figured it'd be July before he announced that. I'm just thankful he didn't try to be another Whitmer and close everything down until kingdom come.

Also see the crazy governor or Oregon, who apparently wants to be Gretchen II Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (L2ZTs)

310 It's come to this ..

Sean Spicier
@sean_spicier
Just typed myself a letter saying I did nothing at all wrong yesterday...you know, incase someone wants to accuse me of conspiracy and treason
9:13 AM ∑ May 20, 2020

Posted by: SMOD at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (X5CsJ)

311 It may be my imagination , but Kayleigh M. referred to the "Pelosi... trillion dollar "*witch*" list"

I replayed it twice and she said witch.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (LWu6U)

312 In the 18th Century petition is synonymous with suing. Except they didn't say "suing" at all, just petitioning.

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In no manner does the 1st A mean that people can sue their government for damages - can they sue them for rights? Yes. Takings - yes. But damages? No.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (sX1BW)

313 Annnnnd I just got a news alert that the cicadas are about to resurface.

Because, sure, why not.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:18 PM (GbPPJ)

314 CA? Didn't think CA had this policy. Newsom, while a loathsome non-entity, has been far less disastrous than the worst Dem governors on this.

Briefly, CA did.

California orders skilled nursing facilities to accept coronavirus patients

https://tinyurl.com/vfo4aph (LAT, 1 April)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:18 PM (+nW6n)

315 "The directive, in a letter to facilities on Monday from California Department of Public Health Deputy Director Heidi Steinecker, appears to side squarely with the hospitals. It says skilled nursing facilities "shall not refuse to admit or readmit a resident based on their status as a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (+nW6n)

316 Deplorable Jay, yup. But then the smartly run California SNFs immediately declared themselves full, and the state didn't push back. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (L2ZTs)

317 I love the use of "scientific" as a vague and unbased honorific. See also "scientific socialism."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
Yeah, Pritz is big on that sort of 'science', as well as (massaged) data. His two bywords during the 'rona.
I so loath this man.

Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (L3Rsz)

318 The states are free to give up their soverign immunity if the states so choose.


But it is dumb to me because the taxpayer is the party paying - not the state.

Posted by: SH at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (sX1BW)

319 >>>>>
Almost like they were killing off long term expenses?
Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (+0uDE)


Think of it more like a measles party. Gets the infection over faster. More efficient that way. Economy of scale and all that.

Old people think that way, you know. Of course, not Mom. She is refined.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (bMMCK)

320
If Cuomo gets into the race in any capacity, the PDJT campaign needs to cut and air commercials showing him whining, mewling and puking continuously for "more stuff" and then contrast that with his "jam them back in nursing homes to die" practices.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (pNxlR)






He needs to use clips from Nippsy's early pressers where he's whining about not getting enough masks and ventilators... WHILE HE'S SITTING IN FRONT OF A MOUNTAIN OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AS A BACKDROP.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2020 04:19 PM (EGyGV)

321 Problem wasn't setting up some surge medical capacity in NYC and a few other places. Precautionary.

Problem was - and IS - the national leadership, the WH and its technical advisors, not adapting to available information and experience as time went on. To this day.

Whole question of what exactly WH could do about state-level restrictions is separate. But the technical, science debacle at the CDC etc since late April - as far as we know without any attempts to fix or even get a Team B view by the WH - that's on the administration.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (El6T/)

322 And a half dozen others I cannot remember the names of.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (+0uDE)
I would add Josh Hawley and Dan Crenshaw

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (xPl2J)

323 Also see the crazy governor or Oregon, who apparently wants to be Gretchen II Electric Boogaloo.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (L2ZTs)


Vote for Karen!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (+nW6n)

324 Sexual cyberstalking? Are we sure this isn't Rachel Marsden (remember her)?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (j3npP)

325 Point of order: "slough" is pronounced "slooo"

Posted by: artemis at May 20, 2020 04:01 PM (AwPyG)


Point of counterorder -- check out slough #2 from the free dictionary :

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/slough+off

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (Z4rgH)

326 "Usage alert" says dictionary: what people actually use "bemused" to mean is "wryly amused," even though when Alexander Pope coined it he meant "confused."

Looks like the Pope wasn't infallible.

Duh, there already was a word that meant confused. (Hmmm. What could it be?)

So people said f-that to Pope's meaning but they did think his word worked pretty well with a better meaning.

And morons agree! Pope's meaning was stupid. His stupid meaning was squatting on a good word space so it got kicked off. Don't bring it back.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (wh9C3)

327 It's also dumb for the state to kill a bunch of old people and then be free from consequence.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (xfb67)

328 "Scientific" is used like Fat Abram's use of "independent study of foreign policy" makes her an expert. FFS.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:21 PM (jUVms)

329 @qdpsteve, many of these opening sound good, but , BUT ! there are caveats - masks, occupancy restrictions. That is not "openings". That's slaves allowed to gather straw in the fields at night to use for bricks in the morning.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:21 PM (zr5Kq)

330 Thanks Jay. Vaguely - vaguely - recall the issue coming up.

Did Sacramento back off quickly?

My direct knowledge of a few cases is that nobody was getting into some nursing homes, the staff could barely get in, families totally shut out, and certainly no positives being let in.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (El6T/)

331
The lowdown on the fired employee --

https://tallahasseereports.com/2020/05/20/
rebekah-jones-firing-is-the-covid-clickbait-the-media-dreams-of-but-its-all-fake/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (pNxlR)

332 has anyone heard from Hugo the Chavez lately?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (d7Ww2)

333 @qdpsteve, many of these opening sound good, but , BUT ! there are caveats - masks, occupancy restrictions. That is not "openings". That's slaves allowed to gather straw in the fields at night to use for bricks in the morning.
Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:21 PM (zr5Kq)


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Agree.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (jUVms)

334 Rebekah Jones is a hero to all of humanity and a holiday should be named in her honor. July 4th should do. Or rename Mardi Gras.

Posted by: klaftern at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (RuIsu)

335 Just saw SCOTUS denied Ds Mueller's Grand Jury transcripts.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (Ozpxd)

336 KILLER CICADAS !

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (zr5Kq)

337 Don't forget: old people generally vote Republican.

Taking voters off the rolls, in order to replace them with "new" voters, hmm?

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan, please save us! at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM (ie1PM)

338 How did the last Tigers vs Tigers game go?
Posted by: Javems at May 20, 2020 04:04 PM (ofIwF)


In post season contests, they are 1-1. We'll see how it plays out this year...if they're even able to play.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM (2qkrD)

339 It's also dumb for the state to kill a bunch of old people and then be free from consequence.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:20 PM (xfb67)
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I am looking forward to, in a twisted sort of fashion, for the "reasoning" that allows Governor Cuomo to avoid facing murder charges.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM (WEBkv)

340 Guy, how about Haley and Noem for 2024?
Or, if we can lure her to the dark side, Haley and Sinema. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)

341 "At this stage, the media is now 100% lies.



Used to be 99%. Over the last three months, if has graduated to 100%.



I haven't seen an unbiased, actual purely factual "news" article this year.

Posted by: zombie"

Years ago you could at least get weather and sports without propaganda but both of those went woke. Then it was pretty much local news about maybe building a road or hospital but even that now has political implications with proper diversity, equity and fairness of the project always mentioned.

Everything in the MSM has to fit the narrative or it wouldn't be there.

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:24 PM (sGobE)

342 runner, I know.. A lot of things are really only half-opening, at best.

Still, I'm hoping it's like a dam bursting; it's tough to hold back the water.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:24 PM (L2ZTs)

343 >>>>> Oh, and Guv Pritz did say that all sorts of people are dying in states that weren't so responsibly 'scientific' as Illinois.
Posted by: lizabth at May 20, 2020 04:06 PM (L3Rsz)


Sounds like Pritzger is learning how North Korea does it.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2020 04:24 PM (bMMCK)

344 Well 2020 has given us plagues, murder hornets, man-eating lizards, tyrannical pharoh governors, and death sentences for being old, so we may as well bring on the locusts and the killer frogs.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (r+sAi)

345 Tim Jong Walz is still shutting down the churches and gyms.

Fucking dickhead.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (WdkZV)

346 Did Sacramento back off quickly?

My direct knowledge of a few cases is that nobody was getting into some nursing homes, the staff could barely get in, families totally shut out, and certainly no positives being let in.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (El6T/)


Yep. qdpsteve adduces why; I hadn't known that part. I only knew that very quickly the nursing homes got locked down so hard that they made ADX Florence look like an open campus. For which I am most grateful.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (+nW6n)

347 335 Just saw SCOTUS denied Ds Mueller's Grand Jury transcripts.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (Ozpxd)
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Nice.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (G0vdT)

348 Guy Mohawk, wait 'til you see the Whitmernado!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (L2ZTs)

349 My direct knowledge of a few cases is that nobody was getting into some nursing homes, the staff could barely get in, families totally shut out, and certainly no positives being let in.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (El6T/)
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My mom is in a retirement home and she's been quarantined from outside contact for a while now.

If she leaves, she has to go into quarantine for 14 days.

It's been rough, but, mom has handled it pretty well.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (WEBkv)

350 DeSantis is the second best vote I ever cast, after Trump of course. But I like the guy.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (svbBD)

351
I don't trust Haley. I'm glad she hasn't shanked Trump, but I think that's political calculation on her part. She just sets off my GOPe Conservathot Scrunt Detector.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (h6CJG)

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:26 PM (El6T/)

353 The CDC's "update" today that Covid-19 doesn't linger on surfaces very long is game, set, match for the fraudulent aspect of the virus. Without asymptomatic patents--who, it turns out, also don't exist except in rare cases, contra previous reports--touching surfaces where the virus persists for days, shoots down the rationale for closing businesses and workplaces.

People need to hang.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 20, 2020 04:26 PM (puu6v)

354 305 Seafair just got cancelled.

It's the first weekend in August.
It's a bunch of hydroplane races OUTSIDE, ON A LAKE.

whatever
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (d7Ww2)


*burn*

*smoke erupting from ears*


Fuch you Insless, and your See You Next Tuesday Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin.


*Everything I just typed and deleted would have gotten me arrested.*

But I promise you I'm not the only one thinking it right now.

The Democrats HATE Trump so much, they are willingly sacrificing our entire state's economy, and the mental health of millions. Drive it into the ground, killing it.

Not to mention the upcoming:

Jay Inslee-caused bankruptcies of thousands of small, family owned businesses

Jay Inslee-caused suicides

Jay Inslee-caused massive unemployment

Jay Inslee-caused domestic violence increase

Jay Inslee-caused increases in cancer and other deadly diseases

Jay Inslee-caused increase in depression

Jay Inslee-caused increase in illegal drug use



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (sy5kK)

355 "351
I don't trust Haley. I'm glad she hasn't shanked Trump, but I think that's political calculation on her part. She just sets off my GOPe Conservathot Scrunt Detector."

Right there with you, YD. She's McConnell with tits.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (puu6v)

356 Testing...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (ZSK0i)

357 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM
I don't think my wife would agree to the menage a trois. But maybe by 2024 I can convince her.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (r+sAi)

358 351
I don't trust Haley. I'm glad she hasn't shanked Trump, but I think that's political calculation on her part. She just sets off my GOPe Conservathot Scrunt Detector.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (h6CJG)

==========

I really believe that Trump is in the process of choosing his successor, like all CEOs do, and will release the name close to the start of the 2024 primary season.

He'll use all of his power to clear the way for the person he chooses, trying to ensure as clean and smooth a transition of power within the Republican Party as possible.

My money is on Pompeo right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

359 Correction. No more than 10 people in church.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (WdkZV)

360 This is what I do not get. Is absolutely no one able to say, "Well shit, we were wrong, let's change course and take some lessons learned for the future"? No one in this entire fucking country?

*head explodes*
Posted by: Mrs. Peel


No one in blue states, no.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020


*
*

Nor in red states saddled with Dem governors.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (rpbg1)

361 qdpsteve, I still read the Orange County Register food reviews, I moved last year, but still read them. what can I do?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (NI4rU)

362 Cicadas vs. Hornets - who ya got?

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (1vIuC)

363 How come Cuomo didn't shut down NY in January?

Posted by: demoncrat at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (ZUWv8)

364
Oddest of all, at the very start, when asked a question about gun stores, Newsom answered with words that could have come from the governor of OK or WY, about people having 2A rights etc. That's never been walked back or explained - or even much noted, amidst the hysteria.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:14 PM (El6T/)

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Why enrage and embolden an already organized, wide spread, and solid opposition force? The Second Amendment groups would be a potential center for any opposition to coalesce around. They are also a known, steady, and conservative group of people.

IOW! Not radical bug eyed unknown fanatics spouting crazy shit and turning off the general public and any possible allies.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (+0uDE)

365 They didn't even need to murder these people to spare their hospital workers.


I think this is retconning - that's not why

they needed death numbers to extend the lockdowns

they wanted people to die

it was murder

here's a question for Miss Transylvania the DOH person from my venerable state:

"If you knew enough to take your own mother out of her home for her safety, WHY NOT SHARE YOUR CONCERN with the people of PA so they could also decide to take their loved ones out!?!?!"

but no. they needed deaths. they still need deaths. right now they're just generating case numbers as much as they can, with prisoners infecting each other on purpose and now JV kids too.

today they didn't release any numbers at all

this is due to the shitstorm that releasing PARTIAL numbers for the nursing home deaths the other day has caused. everyone is looking at that and going WTF. the data is utter garbage

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (j9HX3)

366 The lowdown on the fired employee --



https://tallahasseereports.com/2020/05/20/

rebekah-jones-firing-is-the-covid-clickbait-the-media-dreams-of-but-its-all-fake/

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:22 PM (pNxlR)

lol
"The truth: Jones has a doctorate degree in geography. Her skill set, as applicable to COVID-19, was in mapping data, as we explained above. "

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (KnJdm)

367 363 How come Cuomo didn't shut down NY in January?
Posted by: demoncrat at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (ZUWv

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He needed more Chinese food.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:28 PM (LvTSG)

368 Cicadas already die by the millions. I don't think they'll even notice the hornets.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (xfb67)

369 DeSantis
Abbot
Noem
Pompeo
Don Jr or Ivanka, or Jared
Gaetz
And a half dozen others I cannot remember the names of.
Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:17 PM (+0uDE)

Everyone talks about Don Jr. or Ivanka

Eric Trump is the one to look out for.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (CqE5x)

370 CA? Didn't think CA had this policy. Newsom, while a loathsome
non-entity, has been far less disastrous than the worst Dem governors on
this. From the outset, counties had some flexibility, which actually
grew. Aside from some limited specific cases, Sacramento didn't
"police" its guidance very aggressively.
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Somebody upthread corrected me. I saw the announcement of the change and not the later announcement of "uh nevermind."

I imagine it was similar to the attempt to implement the WHO policy of abducting people from their homes for the sake of isolation which lasted about 24 hours.

Posted by: Methos at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (kOpft)

371 Make sure someone will care for them might have been the purpose of forcing ill seniors into nursing homes.

Who wants old people to die unloved in hospitals. I doubt they gave it one more thought than how it would reflect on their image.

Oopsie, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (bMMCK)

372 Has anyone said anything about "Scientits" yet? Cause I like it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (XEfKE)

373 CDC needs to STFU. They are creating needless panic.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (zr5Kq)

374
"I hadn't fully divined your attitude toward your tenants"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (pNxlR)

375 BREAKING NEWS:

Judge Emmet Sullivan has gender reassignment surgery, puts out press release naming himself "Biden's best and most likely VP pick"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (L2ZTs)

376 Nurse.. he was on here 3 or 4 days ago. I believe he said he had started chemo. Horde correct me if I'm wrong which I usually am.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (dUJdY)

377 OT but important

How long does it take for this Writ of Mandus or whatever take to go through (or be told to GFY because its DC circuit and thats what my gut tells me)

Why wouldn't Powell gor RIGHT to the SCOTUS first? Im not a lawyer and trying to keep up with this shit as much as possible.

Dos SCOTUS only intervene AFTER "Judge" Sullivan finishes his new clown show court?

Posted by: Getcha Pull at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (/DdGj)

378 Masks required at barbershop and churches.

Cut down on singing in churches.

These motherfuckers.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (WdkZV)

379 sorry I am so upset about this

people in my state including parents of people I know were KILLED

my friends would have also taken their parents out and put them in a hotel!!!!

and guys it's not just old folks, people with severe disabilities died here too!!!

and btw Wolf is NOT letting up on us

if anything he's clamping down

there is gonna be violence here. SOON.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 20, 2020 04:30 PM (j9HX3)

380 335. At least some semblance of constitutional order remains.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 20, 2020 04:30 PM (svbBD)

381 So in reading Aces post, what are scientits and do we play with them or believe them. Asking for a friend. Well done auto-cucumber.

Posted by: morigu at May 20, 2020 04:31 PM (Eu98u)

382 Tinfoilbaby, understood, they have a lot of great places.

I can't wait to get some Ritter's cajun food again. (They're in Santa Ana.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:31 PM (L2ZTs)

383 ooops, we erred ! My bad. Oh, well. Till next time.

-CDC

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:31 PM (zr5Kq)

384 I'd like to see multiple, a massive lawsuits against the state and local govts that went overboard. Problem is, the taxpayers still get the bill. No govt. official will be ever be held accountable for disastrous decisions and overreach.

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:31 PM (sGobE)

385 372 Has anyone said anything about "Scientits" yet? Cause I like it.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (XEfKE)

Liking as in humor, or liking as in on the barbecue?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (okGHj)

386 One Facebook meme I saw, said most people in nursing homes are on Medicaid, cost is $120k per year, funded mostly by the state. So Cuomo saved a lot of money by genociding 5000+ in his nursing homes. ... but his mom was taken out to safety. (not sure if those facts are correct, sounds correct)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (Cus5s)

387 384 I'd like to see multiple, a massive lawsuits against the state and local govts that went overboard. Problem is, the taxpayers still get the bill. No govt. official will be ever be held accountable for disastrous decisions and overreach.


I don't care. I want to see lawsuits too.

btw PA is bankrupt so ... not sure how we'd pay?

maybe we can sell Wolf's organs

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (j9HX3)

388 Don't forget: old people generally vote Republican.

Taking voters off the rolls, in order to replace them with "new" voters, hmm?
Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan, please save us! at May 20, 2020 04:23 PM (ie1PM)
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And it beats having to "wait for the older generation to die off" like it was the vogue to express not so many years ago.

"Dinasaurs" "dying off" was all the rage, and I would say as near as 2017.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (Eicbe)

389 The 11th Amendment and Sovereign Immunity: "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State."

What this says is a State may not be sued by citizens of a SEPARATE State in US Federal Court, or by Foreign citizens in US Courts. (No Subject Matter Jurisdiction). And of course, citizens of a State wanting to sue their own State must use State Courts. What this means is that any State must be sued in State Courts, not Federal Court, UNLESS the State voluntary agrees to the Jurisdiction of a Federal Court, which may be done in various ways. Suits against the States in State Court are *not* strictly governed by the US Constitution, but rather by the State Constitution of whatever State is involved, and State Law.

Bluntly put, to sue the Government, State or Federal, in State or Federal Court, you must have the Permission of the State first. Sounds like a bad joke, but that is the literal truth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (Kpl3J)

390 I can't stand this fucking fat fuck Walz. He claims this is based on the science and not overwhelming the system.

God what a piece of shit.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (WdkZV)

391 The Media is the Virus. Dem politicians are vermin.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (u82oZ)

392 i feel I should run gasoline through the Water Wiggle.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (9PtLS)

393 I don't trust Haley. I'm glad she hasn't shanked Trump, but I think that's political calculation on her part. She just sets off my GOPe Conservathot Scrunt Detector.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:25 PM (h6CJG)

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I really believe that Trump is in the process of choosing his successor, like all CEOs do, and will release the name close to the start of the 2024 primary season.

He'll use all of his power to clear the way for the person he chooses, trying to ensure as clean and smooth a transition of power within the Republican Party as possible.

My money is on Pompeo right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

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The smart money is looking hard at Pompeo. That is why they are talking up the "Scandal about the State Department Inspector General!"

I expect Grenell will be one of the next to be run through the "Scandal!" Machine.

I do not trust Nikki Haley at all.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (+0uDE)

394 If they had just worn masks, none of this would have happened.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (EgshT)

395 386 One Facebook meme I saw, said most people in nursing homes are on Medicaid, cost is $120k per year, funded mostly by the state. So Cuomo saved a lot of money by genociding 5000+ in his nursing homes. ... but his mom was taken out to safety. (not sure if those facts are correct, sounds correct)
Posted by: illiniwek at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (Cus5s)

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How much did they lose by effectively ending tax collection in the state for two months?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (LvTSG)

396 If there was anything worth having, Mueller's team would have leaked it already.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (xfb67)

397 I mentioned earlier my disgust at the GOP for finally issuing their first subpoena in any of Obama scandals after almost four years.

So get this. Pelosi, who's House chairs have issued dozens...maybe hundreds of subpoenas in the 1 1/2 years they've had control....is bitching about the R's issuing their first one.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (G0vdT)

398 SCOTUS ruling is temporary.

Posted by: Ha at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (SJDa9)

399 CDC needs to STFU. They are creating needless panic.
Posted by: runner



WHO, CDC, Birx & Fauci need to STFU & STFD.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (f4vam)

400 I like Don Jr. He's got his dad's fighting attitude.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (+7yf7)

401 thank you Jewells.

Hugo, if you're lurking, I'm praying for you.
take care, sweet man.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (d7Ww2)

402 At least some semblance of constitutional order remains.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 20, 2020 04:30 PM (svbBD)
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Not actively.

The SCOTUS has been good about balancing federal power with federal power, but in the meantime sucking more power into the federal power pool.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (Eicbe)

403 I mentioned earlier my disgust at the GOP for finally issuing their first subpoena in any of Obama scandals after almost four years.

So get this. Pelosi, who's House chairs have issued dozens...maybe hundreds of subpoenas in the 1 1/2 years they've had control....is bitching about the R's issuing their first one.

Posted by: WisRich



They did that with Trump's pardons too.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (f4vam)

404
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4
different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing
homes.



And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (vs2ae)

405 I'm just sick of this and would rather go full pixie and get recut every three weeks than feeling damn hair on the back of my neck.


I have reached a grim milestone. As of today I can literally twirl my mustache.

(For other Hordelings I have let the beard go feral for nine weeks now. It filled out its own census form.)

When this is over I might shave everything but lambchops and the mustache, wax and twirl that into a walrus, and wear a Prussian military uniform everywhere.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (gd9RK)

406 394 If they had just worn masks, none of this would have happened.
Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 20, 2020 04:33 PM (EgshT)

And if yer daddy had worn a condom or pulled out....

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (okGHj)

407 404 Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4
different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing
homes.


And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (vs2ae)

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*fingers crossed*

Let this be the series of lawsuits that ends qualified immunity...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (LvTSG)

408 I don't care. I want to see lawsuits too.

btw PA is bankrupt so ... not sure how we'd pay?

maybe we can sell Wolf's organs
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (j9HX3)

And couple this with the 11th Amendment, and any lawsuits against Pa. are subject to the authority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is solidly on Wolf's side.

It's worthwhile to remind ourselves - there are many evils, and much great harm, for which the Courts will not provide any relief. Redress must be found elsewhere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (Kpl3J)

409 we got Cicada's here, In New Mexico. They must be everywhere.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (NI4rU)

410 OT but important

How long does it take for this Writ of Mandus or whatever take to go through (or be told to GFY because its DC circuit and thats what my gut tells me)

Why wouldn't Powell gor RIGHT to the SCOTUS first? Im not a lawyer and trying to keep up with this shit as much as possible.

Dos SCOTUS only intervene AFTER "Judge" Sullivan finishes his new clown show court?
Posted by: Getcha Pull at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (/DdGj)



You can't just go running to SCOUTS first. SCOTUS has original jurisdiction over a very limited number of matters. Everything else runs according to the powers granted to the courts by Congress *fist of fury exercise Article III powers screeching*

As a result, the procedure is district court, then circuit court, then SCOTUS but only if cert is granted, it's not automatic.

So while there is a procedure to expedite appellate review (rocket docket) you can't just skip the steps.

See re: me ranting about the rules being used as a means to cut off access to the courts.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (GbPPJ)

411 408
It's worthwhile to remind ourselves - there are many evils, and much great harm, for which the Courts will not provide any relief. Redress must be found elsewhere.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (Kpl3J)

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*nods sagaciously*

Pron.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (LvTSG)

412 Anybody who isn't panicking doesn't understand the situation CDC and WHO.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (+y/Ru)

413 And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:34 PM (vs2ae)

Can't you sue them as individuals? That's how they chased Sarah out of the Governor's mansion up here.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (okGHj)

414 Methos, yeah, that was one of my favorites - the forcible abduction of positives for isolation. Kinda sorry it wasn't tried, somewhere.

runner, no, the CDC doesn't need to shut up it needs to be forced to ask a lot of basic questions, esp. by the WH team, which don't appear to have been asked - at any point.

Tragically it's probably just what has happened in almost all other areas. Technical expertise has become 1) crappy 2) politicized.

Several online actual journalist/substantive commentator types now saying they can't get epidemiologists and others to give interviews - clear implication that going public to eviscerate the lack of even basic science being practiced will be too risky, professionally.

And I don't see any sign there will be any accountability of any kind. All public policy-relevant science is now climastrology, apparently. Nonsense any smart lay person can destroy, but in the public square/professional lane - just silent, or mouthy, lysenkoism.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (El6T/)

415 398. No, it was the win Trump needed. Now, both sides have to argue the SOCTUS why SCOTUS should even hear the case. That will take time, the arguments will take time, granting the House's request for cert will take time, briefs will take time, oral arguments will take time, deliberation will take time....

It is only "temporary" in that the House has the ability to try and move forward, but the win was firmly for Trump.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (svbBD)

416 When this is over I might shave everything but lambchops and the mustache, wax and twirl that into a walrus, and wear a Prussian military uniform everywhere.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

is this how I will meet you in August?

whoohoo!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (d7Ww2)

417 I really believe that Trump is in the process of choosing his successor, like all CEOs do, and will release the name close to the start of the 2024 primary season.

He'll use all of his power to clear the way for the person he chooses, trying to ensure as clean and smooth a transition of power within the Republican Party as possible.

My money is on Pompeo right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:27 PM (LvTSG)

There's no way Trump can get away with NOT endorsing Pence if Pence runs in 2024, even if he's not the best candidate.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (CqE5x)

418 Remember 5 minutes ago, when it was bad to "blame others" for Covid deaths?

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (Eicbe)

419 News from The Great State Of Texas that will enrage the Dem-Media Complex and the Karens:

I got my hair cut today. Yay! I waited a while so I would not be killed in any opening stampede (barbershops and salons re-opened here on May 8th). Last haircut was in early February - yikes!

I was not required to wear a mask, get my temperature taken, or sign a state form stating I am healthy. Gov. Abbott either removed those requirements or is not enforcing them. All of the staff wore masks, but few customers.

HEB grocery stores also canned their requirement to wear a mask; only about half of the customers were doing so the past 2 weeks anyway

Bars can open at 25 percent capacity this Friday. We'll see how many establishments restrict customer count.
Posted by: Gref at May 20, 2020


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*

If Texas had some real mountains and some real winter, I'd move there in a double heartbeat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

420 Annnnnd I just got a news alert that the cicadas are about to resurface.

Because, sure, why not.



Are they Murder Locusts?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 04:37 PM (gd9RK)

421 GOPe likes Nikki Haley so no. Pence no. He will revert to form without DJT. No to Cruz. No senators cause they are turtle tainted.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (WX+x0)

422 Not sure why people don't trust Haley. I do understand she's not nearly as spicy as PDT however. Maybe Ivanka then?

Although I think an all-female slate would be a winner for us, Haley/Sinema 2024 is kind of a personal fantasy. Call it the Thigh-High Boots ticket.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (L2ZTs)

423 Nurse.. he was on here 3 or 4 days ago. I believe he said he had started chemo. Horde correct me if I'm wrong which I usually am.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (dUJdY)


Not sure on the chemo bit, but he did say he has had some encouraging newz. A bit of hope.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 04:39 PM (Z4rgH)

424 422 Although I think an all-female slate would be a winner for us, Haley/Sinema 2024 is kind of a personal fantasy. Call it the Thigh-High Boots ticket.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (L2ZTs)

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Sinema, who voted to convict Trump on both counts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:39 PM (LvTSG)

425 Q: The worst death toll by deliberate murder of the defenseless by any western government since the Holocaust.

A: What are the Covid-19 nursing home policies of NY, MI, PA, and CA?
Trebeck: Correct for $100
Stuart: I'll take American Tyranny for $200...

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 04:39 PM (FeLuV)

426 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (L2ZTs)

No to all of this. I don't find Haley that attractive anyway.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:39 PM (WdkZV)

427
When this is over I might shave everything but lambchops and the mustache, wax and twirl that into a walrus, and wear a Prussian military uniform everywhere.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 04:35 PM (gd9RK)


Go on . . . .

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (GbPPJ)

428 If Texas had some real mountains and some real winter, I'd move there in a double heartbeat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

We got both. And the state opens up on Friday, for the long weekend. Not nearly enough infections or deaths to sustain the nonsense.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (okGHj)

429 Interesting thing about cicada life cycles. They are all prime numbers (3, 5, 7, 11 ,17).

The reason for this is that prime numbers overlap with each other the least number of times. So, 2 cycles don't appear at the same time that often.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (xfb67)

430 TJM, didn't realize that, dang.
Haley just needs a makeover. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (L2ZTs)

431 Why wouldn't Powell gor RIGHT to the SCOTUS first? Im not a lawyer and trying to keep up with this shit as much as possible.

Dos SCOTUS only intervene AFTER "Judge" Sullivan finishes his new clown show court?
Posted by: Getcha Pull at May 20, 2020 04:29 PM (/DdGj)

This is Calvinball - there aren't many written rules on these kinds of things, but for ordinary cases it's required to go up the chain of authority. If she had gone straight to the Supreme Court, they would have issued an unsigned, one line ruling, "Go to the Appeals Court first."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (Kpl3J)

432 I find it hard to believe the Dems actually went with "cause we want to go on a fishing expedition" as their legal argument at SCOTUS. Seems they would have at least tried to pretend.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (r+sAi)

433 Go on . . . .
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (GbPPJ)
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You're dialing Bander's phone right now, aren't you?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (WEBkv)

434 we got Cicada's here, In New Mexico. They must be everywhere.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020


*
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Every summer, the moment the real heat and humidity hit (around April), they start their "singing." And it lasts until November. That endless rise-and-fall roar must be the last sound a loony hears before he snaps, drives onto the freeway, closes his eyes, and slams his foot to the floor.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (rpbg1)

435 Got my haircut here yesterday for first time in 3 months Surprisingly, no waiting and I was the only clients. As empty as hospital emergency rooms. The owner told me business is very slow after first rush, people are still too scared to come in.

America Strong!


Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (sGobE)

436
You're dialing Bander's phone right now, aren't you?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (WEBkv)


Maaaayyyybbbbeeee

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (GbPPJ)

437 The virus has to keep killing people, so they can keep everyone locked down. If you're locked down, you can't work and your life is miserable. Who do you blame? Not your governor. No, the only person to blame is Trump.

And that is how they want to get Biden elected. Lock downs until the election; if Biden wins, we're safe and life goes back to something that is normal, but with real time tracking of every person in the USA. If he does not, permanent lock down.

/fight me. I'm in a mood.

Posted by: shibumi, a Useless Eater living in CV1984 at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

438
390 I can't stand this fucking fat fuck Walz. He claims this is based on the science and not overwhelming the system.

God what a piece of shit.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:32 PM (WdkZV)

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He just bought a $5 million dollar, about 50,000 square foot warehouse to be a Super-Morgue for all the Minnesotan Coronavirus Virus corpses that have not yet appeared. While 80% of the actual bodies are Nursing home and Assisted Living residents.

He should be leasing nursing homes to house Chinese Coronavirus infected recovering patients. There are too many Minnesota Nursing Homes that are empty because they killed most of their patients a month ago, and the uninfected survivors all fled..

Lease the empties through May 2021. I bet they could get them cheap.

Get any infected out of the nursing homes ASAP. Stop the Spread! (Where have I heard that before?).

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (+0uDE)

439 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

440 The grocery store we went to as a kid was Hinky Dinky, Did anyone ever go there?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (NI4rU)

441 If Texas had some real mountains and some real winter, I'd move there in a double heartbeat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

We got both. And the state opens up on Friday, for the long weekend. Not nearly enough infections or deaths to sustain the nonsense.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020


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That's true; the Guadalupe Mountains over near Carlsbad, NM, provide the landscape. And I know Amarillo, for example, gets snow and blue northers. Maybe I should have said, "If Texas had less hot summers . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (rpbg1)

442 I suspect that the Covid-19 shutdown has OJ not as actively looking for the real killers.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (Eicbe)

443 shibumi that is EXACTLY the plan

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (j9HX3)

444 /fight me. I'm in a mood.
Posted by: shibumi, a Useless Eater living in CV1984 at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

Dont see it. Trump left it up to the governors.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (WdkZV)

445 424 422 Although I think an all-female slate would be a winner for us, Haley/Sinema 2024 is kind of a personal fantasy. Call it the Thigh-High Boots ticket.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (L2ZTs)

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Sinema, who voted to convict Trump on both counts.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:39 PM (LvTSG)
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She had me going for awhile thinking she was a "Moderate". She fell right in line when they barked orders.

Shame on me.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (G0vdT)

446 One of the best bike crashes I ever witnessed was caused by a Cicada. Dude taking his Jersey off and one flew right into his mouth.

Yard Sale.

Funny shit.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (nbIzc)

447 That endless rise-and-fall roar must be the last sound a loony hears before he snaps, drives onto the freeway, closes his eyes, and slams his foot to the floor.

I seem to recall there's a Call of Cthulhu cicada Of The Elder Gods in some adventure that literally does this. Drives a whole town population ax-crazy.

Posted by: Sporkatus at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (CGB5H)

448 I saw mountains of cow shit in Texas once.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (xfb67)

449 There's no way Trump can get away with NOT endorsing Pence if Pence runs in 2024, even if he's not the best candidate.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (CqE5x)

My personal feeling, based on nothing but instinct, is that Pence has no desire to do that, and will be happy becoming President of Indiana State University or something after he terms out of office.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (Kpl3J)

450 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020


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The Guadalupe Mountains in the National Park over by the SE border of New Mexico. Highest peak is something like 8000 ft., I think. And Palo Duro Canyon over by Amarillo is spectacular.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (rpbg1)

451
While their citizens suffer with over 25% unemployment, does even one of the Blue Guvnor issue a temporary cut in salaries for The Crown's guvmint employees?

No, because they are too busy supporting their illegal orders against the citizens.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (sy5kK)

452 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

It may not be picturesque in a lot of places, and the weather may be shit, and the allergy season far too long, but it's a better place than most.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (J+mig)

453 We got both. And the state opens up on Friday, for the long weekend. Not nearly enough infections or deaths to sustain the nonsense.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020

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That's true; the Guadalupe Mountains over near Carlsbad, NM, provide the landscape. And I know Amarillo, for example, gets snow and blue northers. Maybe I should have said, "If Texas had less hot summers . . ."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:43 PM (rpbg1)

I wouldn't know. I'm in Alaska. See the nic.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (okGHj)

454 I saw mountains of cow shit in Texas once.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (xfb67)
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Who'd they open for?

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (Eicbe)

455 >>When this is over I might shave everything but lambchops and the mustache, wax and twirl that into a walrus, and wear a Prussian military uniform everywhere.


You have always impressed me as one of those Handlebar Mustache Douchebags.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (nbIzc)

456
My personal feeling, based on nothing but instinct, is that Pence has no desire to do that, and will be happy becoming President of Indiana State University or something after he terms out of office.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (Kpl3J)

Then maybe he'll resign during Trump's second term and allow Trump to groom someone?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (CqE5x)

457 Man, Texas has everything.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (zr5Kq)

458 Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (+0uDE)

*types deletes*

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (WdkZV)

459 The left doesn't want to know how to keep people safe. They want their "experts" to be proven right to reinforce their worldview and their politicians to be proven right to reinforce their power.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (BJKQV)

460 Not sure why people don't trust Haley.



Trump kicked her upstairs to the UN in order to get a decent and reliable non-RINO governor for SC.


Just no.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (vs2ae)

461 She was not fired for refusing to "alter the numbers" but for altering the numbers herself. She is a fucking data entry cog. She is supposed to input the numbers that actual scientists have collected and confirmed.

Instead, she insisted on enterring her own numbers.
________

Sounds like the Jack Vance story "Dodkin's Job."

Posted by: Eeyore at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (ZbwAu)

462 Man, Texas has everything.
Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (zr5Kq)
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I hope so. Otherwise, I'm not taking Willie Nelson's word for it again.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM (Eicbe)

463
GOPe likes Nikki Haley so no. Pence no. He will revert to form without DJT. No to Cruz. No senators cause they are turtle tainted.
Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:38 PM (WX+x0)

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I and many others agree. And, this is a true problem for Republicans. To get to a nomination as an (R) you'll need their support (unless you're PDT). And if you have their support you'll lose a critical mass of voters and the election. Because they're scum and nobody likes them, not even their mothers. Who are filthy curs for whelping them in the first place.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:46 PM (h6CJG)

464 449 There's no way Trump can get away with NOT endorsing Pence if Pence runs in 2024, even if he's not the best candidate.
Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:36 PM (CqE5x)

My personal feeling, based on nothing but instinct, is that Pence has no desire to do that, and will be happy becoming President of Indiana State University or something after he terms out of office.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (Kpl3J)

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That's my feeling too.

He's happy to be VP, but doesn't seem to have the fire for President.

Besides, he rose to the position because of Trump. I think he'll step aside, even if he has the desire, if Trump asks him to.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 20, 2020 04:46 PM (LvTSG)

465 Annnnnd I just got a news alert that the cicadas are about to resurface.

Because, sure, why not.


Are they Murder Locusts?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020


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Yes. They make you want to murder them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

466 I'm so bemused...!

Posted by: Vinnie Barbarino at May 20, 2020 04:46 PM (830x5)

467 We got both. And the state opens up on Friday, for the long weekend. Not nearly enough infections or deaths to sustain the nonsense.
Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020

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That's true; the Guadalupe Mountains over near Carlsbad, NM, provide the landscape. And I know Amarillo, for example, gets snow and blue northers. Maybe I should have said, "If Texas had less hot summers . . ."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


We have Big Bend, the Monaghans, Dalhart to freeze the tits off a witch in a brass bra, and we opened last week.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (f4vam)

468 This is also evidence for why I never thought it would work to make journalists learn to code. This is what you will get.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (ZbwAu)

469 Dunno about as of today, but MN has been leading the Elderly Death Race, with up to 80% (that's 80%) of C-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes.

Don't know whether, when fatality counts are corrected (as CO and, partially, NJ have done) - that is revised substantially down, this will affect the overall picture, which has been running mid 50s% for fatalities in nursing homes, nationally.

Haven't been able to find data for what % of influenza deaths typically occur in nursing homes, but I'll bet it's similar or more than C-19 share.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (El6T/)

470 Dont see it. Trump left it up to the governors.


Here's the line: Trump doesn't care about you. It's not safe. If we open up, YOU WILL DIE HORRIBLY. So we, the Democrats, are on your side and keeping you locked up because TRUMP WANTS YOU TO DIE TO THIS INCURABLE DISEASE.


/except it's not incurable.

Posted by: shibumi, a Useless Eater living in CV1984 at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (ZCiJZ)

471 The Guadalupe Mountains in the National Park over by the SE border of New Mexico. Highest peak is something like 8000 ft., I think. And Palo Duro Canyon over by Amarillo is spectacular.

Must have missed that in my drives there.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (dUJdY)

472 439 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

If you go out near that triangle of Alpine, Marfa, and Ft. Davis, just north of Big Bend Park, you'll find that mountainous deserty landscape that got old westerns got people to thinking was all of Texas. It's really a pretty cool area to visit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (Kpl3J)

473 This is Calvinball - there aren't many written rules on these kinds of things, but for ordinary cases it's required to go up the chain of authority. If she had gone straight to the Supreme Court, they would have issued an unsigned, one line ruling, "Go to the Appeals Court first."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:40 PM (Kpl3J)

That's what they did with the gun case where the plaintiff ( representing the victims of a shooting) is suing the manufacturer . Even though the SC has already ruled that legislation passed that unless there is a defect in the 'product' gun manufacturers can't be sued . The SC sent it back to proceed to trial in the lower courts. That's asinine in my opinion.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (XX9+E)

474 437 The virus has to keep killing people, so they can keep everyone locked down. If you're locked down, you can't work and your life is miserable. Who do you blame? Not your governor. No, the only person to blame is Trump.

And that is how they want to get Biden elected. Lock downs until the election; if Biden wins, we're safe and life goes back to something that is normal, but with real time tracking of every person in the USA. If he does not, permanent lock down.

/fight me. I'm in a mood.
Posted by: shibumi, a Useless Eater living in CV1984 at May 20, 2020 04:41 PM (ZCiJZ)


This is EXACTLY what is happening, Shibumi.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (TdMsT)

475 It's interesting that the word "amuse" came from the idea of being distracted and beguiled.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (Eicbe)

476 I do not think Trump would have any issue endorsing someone not named Pence. He does not conform to the standard practices. He likes Pence, obviously, but that does not mean he would just endorse him as the best guy to lead the nation.

Trump will want the brass ring that evaded Obama, the Reagan/Bush hand off.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (svbBD)

477 NY Post:

Nurse disciplined for wearing only bra and panties under her see-through PPE gown

https://tinyurl.com/yalxy8wo

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (L2ZTs)

478 >>Must have missed that in my drives there.


One of the few pretty parts of Texas.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (nbIzc)

479 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

We have hills.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (XX9+E)

480 "Man, Texas has everything.
Posted by: runner"


How about trees? Does Texas have any? Large bushes and cactus don't count. Maybe I will move there after Georgia flips blue but only if there is lots of shade.

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (sGobE)

481 I saw mountains of cow shit in Texas once.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (xfb67)
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Who'd they open for?
Posted by: Axeman



The Ditzy Chicks.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (f4vam)

482 Annnnnd I just got a news alert that the cicadas are about to resurface.

Because, sure, why not.
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We've been suffering an invasion here for over a decade. They're destroying the place, and feel no compunction about it at all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (bk3Sg)

483 477 NY Post:

Nurse disciplined for wearing only bra and panties under her see-through PPE gown

https://tinyurl.com/yalxy8wo
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (L2ZTs)

By disciplined, you mean she was spanked?
Because she's a naughty, naughty girl?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (l4C/z)

484 The financial press is just as orangemanbad as the MSM, but I'm not sue people are much aware of it.

Marketwatch & CNBC could give CNN a run for its money.

Posted by: mnw at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (Cssks)

485 It's a good time to lay out the statistics about how high the bar is for Democrats to assert that the big red-state death march is underway, even as the rate of death increase is declining:

The nine states with the most COVID-19 deaths, as of today, per the CDC, are: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, California and Louisiana.

Of the worst 15 states for CV deaths per capita, the top 11 all have Democratic governors. None of the top 10 most populous Republican-run states (Texas, Florida, Ohio, Georgia) crack the top (bottom?) 15.

Texas and Florida combined have fewer total CV deaths than Connecticut (#29 in population).

These nine states account for 74.4% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

Each of these states has a Democrat as governor.

The top nine do not include



Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (ZMwFa)

486 How about trees? Does Texas have any? Large bushes and cactus don't count. Maybe I will move there after Georgia flips blue but only if there is lots of shade.
Posted by: Ripley


Piney woods of East Texas. From Texarkana to Beaumont.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (f4vam)

487

This is EXACTLY what is happening, Shibumi.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (TdMsT)

It's what they're trying, but I don't think it will work.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (CqE5x)

488 OAN; UK buys hydroxychloroquine in bulk.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (WX+x0)

489 This is also evidence for why I never thought it would work to make journalists learn to code. This is what you will get.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (ZbwAu)
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Who knew that it was scientists who really needed to Learn2code?!

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (Eicbe)

490 How about trees? Does Texas have any? Large bushes and cactus don't count. Maybe I will move there after Georgia flips blue but only if there is lots of shade.
Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (sGobE)

East Texas . Plenty of trees. And hills.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (XX9+E)

491 477 NY Post:

Nurse disciplined for wearing only bra and panties under her see-through PPE gown

https://tinyurl.com/yalxy8wo
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (L2ZTs)

Working in the mental health ward? Curing depression?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (okGHj)

492 Not sure why people don't trust Haley. I do understand she's not nearly as spicy as PDT however. Maybe Ivanka then?

Haley's not trusted because she didn't hold her ground when the idiots made a stink about Confederate statues around the state house needing to be removed when she was governor of SC.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (2qkrD)

493 I and many others agree. And, this is a true problem for Republicans. To get to a nomination as an (R) you'll need their support (unless you're PDT). And if you have their support you'll lose a critical mass of voters and the election. Because they're scum and nobody likes them, not even their mothers. Who are filthy curs for whelping them in the first place.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:46 PM (h6CJG)
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After PDT, if the GOPe gets their "Justin Romney," nominee are we in "let it burn" territory?

Because I just don't see how we can revert after PDT.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (WEBkv)

494 You have always impressed me as one of those Handlebar Mustache Douchebags.


I have passed John Brown and Moses is looking over his shoulder. This is a righteous beard.

I won't go mustache only because whenever I take off a beard and leave just the stache to see what it looks like it looks, frankly, gay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 04:50 PM (gd9RK)

495
How about trees? Does Texas have any? Large bushes and cactus don't count. Maybe I will move there after Georgia flips blue but only if there is lots of shade.
Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (sGobE)

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Lots of pine in the eastern part of the state.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 20, 2020 04:51 PM (dfRN6)

496 DeSantis is a great candidate for the Republicans in 2024.

That is why they are after him.

Posted by: blaster at May 20, 2020 04:51 PM (ZfRYq)

497 Mark, sure, why not ;-)
ten, she said she was "hot" under her gown ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:51 PM (L2ZTs)

498 470 Dont see it. Trump left it up to the governors.


Here's the line: Trump doesn't care about you. It's not safe. If we open up, YOU WILL DIE HORRIBLY. So we, the Democrats, are on your side and keeping you locked up because TRUMP WANTS YOU TO DIE TO THIS INCURABLE DISEASE.


/except it's not incurable.
Posted by: shibumi, a Useless Eater living in CV1984 at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (ZCiJZ)


In 1969, Woodstock took place during the Hong Kong flu world pandemic. Nothing was closed or locked down. No one wore masks.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (TdMsT)

499 Texas has mountains? Where?? lol.. every time I've driven thru there it was flat as a pancake and boring as hell. No offense to Texans because I actually love the state.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

If you go out near that triangle of Alpine, Marfa, and Ft. Davis, just north of Big Bend Park, you'll find that mountainous deserty landscape that got old westerns got people to thinking was all of Texas. It's really a pretty cool area to visit.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020


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In '93 I drove to the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns, then came back via I-20 just north of there. Certainly the hills were rolling. Beautiful landscape.

I thought the music on my tape deck, Dwight Yoakam's "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere," was appropriate. But I have the same reaction to the jungle in SE Lousy-ana -- and I'd rather see the Texas topography.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (rpbg1)

500 Gov. Desantis needs to join one of those health clubs he allowed to reopen.

Posted by: mnw at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (Cssks)

501 The antifa-flag-avatar lunatic fuckbag on my car forum just put up an impassioned Not The Flu, Guys, So Stop Comparing It kind of post. Sigh.

Okay, wise guy: it's a respiratory infection with higher rates of asymptomatic case, and a much sharper skew toward killing off the elderly and murdering people in excessive proximity. Arguably better treatment now possible for those cases than severe flu. Lower grades of natural immunity... maybe.

So explain how all that makes for being Not Okay To Compare Mortality and Level of Freakout...

Posted by: Sporkatus at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (CGB5H)

502 Nurse disciplined for wearing only bra and panties under her see-through PPE gown

https://tinyurl.com/yalxy8wo
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (L2ZTs)
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Somebody needs a spankin'.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (Eicbe)

503 Annnnnd I just got a news alert that the cicadas are about to resurface.
1 gallon oil
1/2 pound of cicadasSaltPowdered sugar
Chocolate syrup (if desired)


Deep fry until cicadas until crunchy and golden brown. You will know they are done when the legs snap off instead of bending.

Drizzle with chocolate and/or sprinkled with powdered sugar and serve.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (vs2ae)

504 EDITED FOR CONTINUITY:

The nine states with the most COVID-19 deaths, as of today, per the CDC, are: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, California and Louisiana.

These nine states account for 74.4% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

Each of these states has a Democrat as governor.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (ZMwFa)

505 How about trees? Does Texas have any? Large bushes and cactus don't count. Maybe I will move there after Georgia flips blue but only if there is lots of shade.
Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 04:48 PM (sGobE)



Yeah. I think so. Tropical trees with bright flowers I seem to recall. Spectacular sunsets I remember well. If GA flipping blue, is your baseline...I think you are staying in GA though.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (zr5Kq)

506 Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 20, 2020 04:49 PM (ZMwFa)

That doesn't necessarily tell me that Red States are handling it better. It tells me that Blue states don't know how to count. Or they do know how to play the system and politics with their counts.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (XX9+E)

507
How about trees? Does Texas have any?

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Yes, Pines in the east, Live Oaks in the south, and Blackjack Oaks in the north. Not too many in the west, however.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (Hcsoi)

508 Lots of pine in the eastern part of the state.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 20, 2020 04:51 PM (dfRN6)
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It's for the fjords.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (Eicbe)

509 It all fits into their ideology.

Old people, and the weak (underlying conditions).
Total control via fear.
Threats of jail time if they open their businesses.


and snitching

*The Man in the High Castle demonstrates a lot of what we are seeing now. Probably where the Dems are getting their ideas.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (Saar8)

510 Yay. College football is returning!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (pUDQf)

511 Texas has mountains

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (NI4rU)

512 Axeman, I heard the nurse was rapidly directly dispatched to Vlad Putin for immediate discipline ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (L2ZTs)

513 Every school kid in Texas used to be taught it was split into five regions: Piney Woods of the East, the Panhandle (prarie), the Hill Country (south-central), the Mountain West, and the Gulf Coast/Rio Grande Valley.

Very different from each other.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (dfRN6)

514 Idle piece of advice:

Do not fly a Mavic Mini in 12 mph wind.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (4k/Uz)

515 If Hitler had coronavirus he would have used it.

Posted by: torabora at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (Y274z)

516 The Government-Media Complex has gone beyond simply lying to us.

They've gone beyond faking crises.

It's become a coast-to-coast theater production that is audience (against their will) participation.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2020 04:55 PM (K1sv/)

517
In 1969, Woodstock took place during the Hong Kong flu world pandemic. Nothing was closed or locked down. No one wore masks.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 04:52 PM (TdMsT)

And they stayed away from the brown acid, man!

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:55 PM (CqE5x)

518 Do not fly a Mavic Mini in 12 mph wind.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (4k/Uz)
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This assumes the goal was to keep the drone flying.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 20, 2020 04:55 PM (WEBkv)

519 I hate to say this as a proud Texan but I've come to the conclusion that Texas is on the bottom of the list regard to beauty compared to other states. Oklahoma doesn't have much to offer either.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:55 PM (XX9+E)

520 404

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4

different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing

homes.


And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.


No, they do not. They are criminally liable under 18 USC 242 - deprivation of Constitutional rights under color of law - which carries - let me check... OH, that's right, a death penalty if anyone dies from their crime.
What Constitutional right did they violate? 5th amendment: " nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;"

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (FeLuV)

521 If Hitler had coronavirus he would have used it.
Posted by: torabora at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (Y274z)

With a 99+ % survival rate?

Why?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (CqE5x)

522 If Hitler had coronavirus he would have used it.
Posted by: torabora at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (Y274z)
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Hitler did not let a good fire go to waste.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (Eicbe)

523 This assumes the goal was to keep the drone flying.

-

Fortunately the DJI app nagged me about the wind speed when I was at 150 ft and I landed with no incident.

It did OK at holding station though.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:57 PM (4k/Uz)

524 I hate to say this as a proud Texan but I've come to the conclusion that Texas is on the bottom of the list regard to beauty compared to other states. Oklahoma doesn't have much to offer either.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here
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Well, there's always the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2020 04:57 PM (K1sv/)

525 Sometimes germ warfare is just about taking soldiers out of the fight, not necessarily killing them.


A good Hooker with syphillis can help win a war.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 04:57 PM (pUDQf)

526 this just happened


Supreme Court blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (Saar8)

527 Highest mountain in Texas is just over 7000 ft IIRC.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (XX9+E)

528 I hate to say this as a proud Texan but I've come to the conclusion that Texas is on the bottom of the list regard to beauty compared to other states. Oklahoma doesn't have much to offer either.

- -

I will say some of the more beautiful women I have see are Lone Star Girls.

That pains me to admit as a Coloradan.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (4k/Uz)

529 What Constitutional right did they violate? 5th amendment: " nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;"

Hmmm.. interesting. and true of course. Let's see if anyone has the balls to pursue this. I know I would if it was my mom.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (dUJdY)

530 469 Dunno about as of today, but MN has been leading the Elderly Death Race, with up to 80% (that's 80%) of C-19 deaths occurring in nursing homes.

Don't know whether, when fatality counts are corrected (as CO and, partially, NJ have done) - that is revised substantially down, this will affect the overall picture, which has been running mid 50s% for fatalities in nursing homes, nationally.

Haven't been able to find data for what % of influenza deaths typically occur in nursing homes, but I'll bet it's similar or more than C-19 share.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 04:47 PM (El6T/)

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NO! Influenza is nowhere as deadly as Chinese Coronavirus for seniors.

Saint Therese of New Hope Minnesota had Fifty Five, (55!!!) dead so far. Another had a Dozen Dead. Other states had 70 dead bodies in nursing homes.

That is why Florida is doing so well. DeSantis isolated them thoroughly and effectively very early.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (+0uDE)

531 Quite a number of young Texas lasses go to university here (CSU). They tend to be rather comely.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (+7yf7)

532
My favorite ever SKS was a Korean War era one from Tula Armory. Thing was the shit. And that naughty nurse is from Tula. Maybe I should look at real estate there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (h6CJG)

533 Deep fry until cicadas until crunchy and golden brown. You will know they are done when the legs snap off instead of bending.

Drizzle with chocolate and/or sprinkled with powdered sugar and serve.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (vs2ae)

The bible says that's what John the Baptist ate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (Kpl3J)

534 Texas does not have mountains. There is one place with a small hill.

Posted by: blinded by the douche at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (BWODm)

535 >>I won't go mustache only because whenever I take off a beard and leave just the stache to see what it looks like it looks, frankly, gayer.


Fixed that for you.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (UwZae)

536 521 If Hitler had coronavirus he would have used it.
Posted by: torabora at May 20, 2020 04:54 PM (Y274z)

With a 99+ % survival rate?

Why?
Posted by: JoeF. at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (CqE5x)

Yeah, and WW2 folks would have gone.

Oh, its the flu, carry on.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (NgKpN)

537 510 Yay. College football is returning!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (pUDQf)

Not in California.

Entire school system is closed this fall, according to Pol Pot Newsom.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (sy5kK)

538 prefer this headline

Supreme Court halts Democrats' access to Mueller grand jury information



heh
suck it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 04:59 PM (Saar8)

539 I've never seen as many hot women as I've seen in Arizona. Not sure why. But those college towns. Whew.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (pUDQf)

540
Supreme Court blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (Saar

HARDEE HAR HAR HAR!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (Kpl3J)

541 Sound like Texas does indeed have trees. Drove through a couple times
many years ago but I all I remember is scrubby bushes, hot sun and flatness
everywhere.

Posted by: Ripley at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (sGobE)

542 Beard wars.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (zr5Kq)

543 No, they do not. They are criminally liable under 18 USC 242 -
deprivation of Constitutional rights under color of law - which carries -
let me check... OH, that's right, a death penalty if anyone dies from their crime.


I would pay really good money to see these governors frog-marched to the gallows.

...

Okay that was a nice dream, time to wake up. None of this will ever result in a single prosecution, let alone a successful lawsuit.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (vs2ae)

544 The order stops the clock on a lower court's ruling requiring the Justice Department to turn over confidential grand jury materials underlying the Russia probe to the House Judiciary Committee.

Justice Roberts' order comes a day after the Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court to temporarily halt the transfer of the materials. The Justice Department would have had to turn over the materials on Monday had the Supreme Court not intervened.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (Saar8)

545
That pains me to admit as a Coloradan.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (4k/Uz)

We're a pretty good looking state. Helps to like the "Colorado Girl" look. Hair loose about the shoulders or in a simple ponytail, little or no makeup, outdoor tan, fitness gear as everyday wear. That look.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (+7yf7)

546 Highest mountain in Texas is just over 7000 ft IIRC.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


That's higher than Denver.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (f4vam)

547 You know i'd buy a Runza if I could, why not?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (NI4rU)

548 I hate to say this as a proud Texan but I've come to the conclusion that Texas is on the bottom of the list regard to beauty compared to other states. Oklahoma doesn't have much to offer either.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here
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Well, there's always the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Posted by: RKae at May 20, 2020


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True!

I loved Palo Duro Canyon when I drove out there in '14, but the little town nearby, Canyon, though a college town, didn't have much to recommend it. A bookstore near the college was run by a friendly older couple . . . but they didn't have A/C, and this was May with temps close to 100 in the afternoon. I fled back to my hotel room.

Same thing with Larry McMurtry's two bookstores in his home town of Whatever-It-Is, TX. Hot and stuffy, and so was the diner just up the street. I dived back into my car and headed for my hotel in Fort Worth -- the first time in my life I left a bookstore in less than an hour.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (rpbg1)

549 >>I've never seen as many hot women as I've seen in Arizona. Not sure why. But those college towns.


I went to school in Tucson. Good lord that was a good decision.

The Best, in fact.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (UwZae)

550 I hate to say this as a proud Texan but I've come to the conclusion that Texas is on the bottom of the list regard to beauty compared to other states. Oklahoma doesn't have much to offer either.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here
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Okie's gave us Carrie Underwood. And she has 3 nipple and can carry a tune in a bucket.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (Dhht7)

551 534 Texas does not have mountains. There is one place with a small hill.

Kerrville!

Used to live there.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 05:01 PM (+7yf7)

552 I think Nebraska has 7 Trees.

I have seen 5 of them.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2020 05:02 PM (UwZae)

553 We're a pretty good looking state. Helps to like the "Colorado Girl" look. Hair loose about the shoulders or in a simple ponytail, little or no makeup, outdoor tan, fitness gear as everyday wear. That look.

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Exactly. That is the type I have always gravitated toward. Simple, easy, low maintenance, and not ultra-girly.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 05:02 PM (4k/Uz)

554 Illinois; State police tell Jabba the Hutt they won't do his dirty work on the citizens.

Posted by: azalea city at May 20, 2020 05:02 PM (WX+x0)

555 Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 04:58 PM (4k/Uz)

Did you see the Topless Jeep party in Galveston video clip?

Okay just funning. Texas does have its share of beautiful women. But on a pure per capita basis, I think Louisiana is tops.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 05:02 PM (XX9+E)

556 I've never seen as many hot women as I've seen in Arizona. Not sure why. But those college towns. Whew.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


That's why they overrepresent on Pronhub's Girls Gone Wild pages.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (f4vam)

557 https://tinyurl.com/yddqcb7e

Obviously the USSC is being unduly politically influenced by Drumpf, therefore I'm issuing my own ruling staying the USSC's order. I'm also accepting amicus briefs to be looked over by my good, unbiased friend, Judge Gleeson, to argue for releasing *all* the records on Drumpf to the unbiased, above-reproach, House of Representatives.

Posted by: Judge Emmit, Queen o'Hearts, Sullivan at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (usCq7)

558 I have a theory that all the bluestate Govs ordering nursing homes to take Covid patients all stemmed from a common, reflexive fuck-you-I'm-controlling-you gene.

Basically, nursing homes (many "for profit") protested what seemed like a risk (and expensive) proposition: having to institute hospital-like infection barriers in a place not well suited for them, while at the same time exposing their residents to significant risk of death.

But to the Blue Governors it all sounded like "profits before people" and eeevil "for profit" nursing homes not doing their Fair Share (TM). So they just assumed away all the good-faith, medical reasons being offered by the nursing homes and went into fuck-you-I'll-show-you mode and just "ordered" them to do what they (reflexively) assumed was The Right Thing (TM) --because some for profit institution initially came out against it.

But that's just my theory.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (lcQJG)

559 in all seriousness, this is a picture of the highest mountain peak in Nebraska:

https://tinyurl.com/ya2ualz5

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (Kpl3J)

560 CA probably has the highest number of beautiful people. Hollywood influence.

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (zr5Kq)

561 >>Exactly. That is the type I have always gravitated toward. Simple, easy, low maintenance, and not ultra-girly.


Prefer them a bit more Manly, do you?

Posted by: Michele Obama's Landing Strip at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (UwZae)

562 Just got back from the store. I was one of a very few without a mask. WTH? And many of the masks look none too clean. Horrifying. Wonder if some sickness is going to result from people breathing such disgusting filthy particles in and out.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (lmUUv)

563 We're a pretty good looking state. Helps to like the "Colorado Girl" look. Hair loose about the shoulders or in a simple ponytail, little or no makeup, outdoor tan, fitness gear as everyday wear. That look.

- -

Exactly. That is the type I have always gravitated toward. Simple, easy, low maintenance, and not ultra-girly.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020


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Unfortunately Colorado Girls start looking like saddlebags when they get older. Leathery skin from all that sun. They are slim, though, I'll give 'em that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (rpbg1)

564 Did you see the Topless Jeep party in Galveston video clip?

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I will be back.

Hopefully no rEVOLution bumper stickers in it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (4k/Uz)

565 So I am in non-gay love with Barr but after these videos I'd be willing to drop the non-gay part for De Santis.

Posted by: motionview at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (pYQR/)

566 Hmmm.. interesting. and true of course. Let's see if anyone has the balls to pursue this. I know I would if it was my mom.

If you saw the stuff I have already done during this lockdown, you would know the answer to your question.

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (FeLuV)

567 If it was not clear I was talking Texas geography of course.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (XX9+E)

568 020 05:03 PM (Kpl3J)

560 CA probably has the highest number of beautiful people. Hollywood influence.
Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (zr5Kq)

-7 because California.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (pUDQf)

569 That doesn't necessarily tell me that Red States are handling it better. It tells me that Blue states don't know how to count. Or they do know how to play the system and politics with their counts.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 04:53 PM (XX9+E)


If the blue states are overcounting for political purposes, they're not on the same page, because CA, OR and WA are not in the high-per-capita states, either. I think of the West as the control group -- not so much because of their leaders' actions compared with other states, but because of geography, timing, individual choice and the predictable burnout curve of viruses.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (ZMwFa)

570 People think Kaley McEnany might open too many cans of Whoopass.

But it appears that she finishes them too.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (Eicbe)

571 Exactly. That is the type I have always gravitated toward. Simple, easy, low maintenance, and not ultra-girly.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, stupid and purposely ignorant. at May 20, 2020 05:02 PM (4k/Uz)

Sometimes seems like every other female in Fort Collins! Lots of good lookin' ladies here.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (+7yf7)

572 Okay just funning. Texas does have its share of beautiful women. But on a pure per capita basis, I think Louisiana is tops.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020


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Maybe outside of Noo Awlins. Here, Tank Abrams is considered a beauty queen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (rpbg1)

573 We're a pretty good looking state. Helps to like the "Colorado Girl" look. Hair loose about the shoulders or in a simple ponytail, little or no makeup, outdoor tan, fitness gear as everyday wear. That look.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 20, 2020 05:00 PM (+7yf7)

Colorado is the Land of MILFs

Lived there for 15 years. Everyone there is pretty active. Denver is consistently rated as one of the most fit cities in the US.

Then I moved to central Calif, where obesity is not an epidemic, so much as a way of life.

As a single Man, very tough transition.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 05:05 PM (NgKpN)

574 NOOD superhero movie review.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 20, 2020 05:05 PM (1vIuC)

575
Texas has mountains. In the very far west by NM. Real ones. Not like CO, but not hillocks, either. I've never been in the TX part but I briefly visited the NM part when I was a kid.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020 05:05 PM (h6CJG)

576 -7 because California.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (pUDQf)

yeah, nice to look at, but....

Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 05:05 PM (zr5Kq)

577 Correct me if I am wrong, but I think we have evidence now that 4

different Democrat Governors ordered COVID-19 patients into nursing

homes.


And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.

No, they do not. They are criminally liable under 18 USC 242 - deprivation of Constitutional rights under color of law - which carries - let me check... OH, that's right, a death penalty if anyone dies from their crime.
What Constitutional right did they violate? 5th amendment: " nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;"
Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (FeLuV)

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Please, please, someone try this. Start it off with a civil suit under 18 USC 242. If it looks promising, get a prosecutor to file charges. I imagine you can find a prosecutor willing to try in upstate NY, western PA, or the Michigan UP.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2020 05:05 PM (+0uDE)

578 Unfortunately Colorado Girls start looking like saddlebags when they get older. Leathery skin from all that sun. They are slim, though, I'll give 'em that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (rpbg1)
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I think the Beach Boys left that part out.

Posted by: Axeman at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (Eicbe)

579 Michigan unemployment released today - 22.7%
Midland area flooding evacuation.
Reporter to Gov - How are evacuees going to social distance?
Gov - We will do the best we can, going to be difficult, go to family and friends

So F ing Stupid
Also giving $1000 fines to hair cutters at public hair cut protest
Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 20, 2020 03:55 PM (PHxng)

If I hear that whiny, nasal voiced witch start in talking to Michigan residents like she is Mr.Rodgers and we are five year olds, I"m going to have a stroke. Last night during a press conference about the dam failures, she started with the "This is going to be hard", boo hoo, "please wear your masks when you go into a shelter." It's vomit inducing.

Yeah, idiot, losing your entire home or business to a flood is hard. Having an adult who thinks you are capable of understanding any state programs available to mitigate the financial loss, and provide temporary shelter and help would be much better than being told to take a nap and mommy will kiss the boo boo.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (RBQSs)

580 560 CA probably has the highest number of beautiful people. Hollywood influence.
Posted by: runner at May 20, 2020 05:03 PM (zr5Kq)

-7 because California.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (pUDQf)

There are pockets of beautiful women near the beaches and Hollywood.

Rest of the State, pretty much sucks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (NgKpN)

581
Now, I'm hoping the DC Circuit will soon grant Mandamus against Sullivan. If they follow their own precedent, they will.

I love the word "mandamus". "Mandate" comes from the same Latin root. Mandamus translates as "We command".

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (rCwaK)

582 You bet your ass I ordered the Covid Red!

Posted by: Governor Killmo at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (Eicbe)

583 The flip side to "Florida is hiding the numbers" is that "leftists are over reporting the numbers".

And I think that is actually true.

I notice the numbers are always elevated in blue states.

And I also pretty much have resigned myself to the fact that nursing home death policies weren't a "debacle".

I've come to realize they were the intended consequence of the left.

They wanted death and they did what they could to maximize it.

Never attribute to incompetence what can be reasonably explained by malice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 20, 2020 05:06 PM (jJUM2)

584 Texas has mountains. In the very far west by NM. Real ones. Not like CO, but not hillocks, either. I've never been in the TX part but I briefly visited the NM part when I was a kid.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 20, 2020


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The same mountain chain that has Carlsbad Caverns in it in NM, extends over the TX border and becomes Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

585
And every single one has total immunity from liability and prosecution.

No, they do not. They are criminally liable under 18 USC 242 - deprivation of Constitutional rights under color of law - which carries - let me check... OH, that's right, a death penalty if anyone dies from their crime.
What Constitutional right did they violate? 5th amendment: " nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;"
Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM (FeLuV)



You Rubes, and your supposed Laws.


We own your asses and there is nothing you can, or will do about it.


Now shut up and pay your taxes.

Posted by: Blue State Governors, killing them by the thousands and rubbing it in your face at May 20, 2020 05:07 PM (sy5kK)

586 Colorado is the Land of MILFs

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A big part of why I loved my four years there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

587 Finally was able to visit my poor hairstylist. I have never heard her make a political statement in the 18plus years she has been my hairdresser until today. She lost her husband in a car accident shortly after her second son was born. Has raised her sons to be fine hardworking outstanding men, and started and grew her business through all those years. This pandemic nearly put her out of business. She is a legal immigrant from Ecuador and a kind fine decent hardworking lady. God bless her and keep her safe.

Posted by: Floridachick at May 20, 2020 05:10 PM (EbFgK)

588 Maybe outside of Noo Awlins. Here, Tank Abrams is considered a beauty queen.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:04 PM (rpbg1)

For certain demographics. I was thinking of the Cajun stock. I don't know how many Louisiana festivals you've been to but it's hard to know which way to look there are so many knockouts. Rich , poor , middle class.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 20, 2020 05:11 PM (XX9+E)

589 The same mountain chain that has Carlsbad Caverns in it in NM, extends over the TX border and becomes Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

The amazing thing is that when you look at that system of mountains altogether, it's kind of easy to see that it was all a giant reef system in a Permian era ocean, when most of Texas was under water.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 05:11 PM (Kpl3J)

590 But to the Blue Governors it all sounded like "profits before people"
and eeevil "for profit" nursing homes not doing their Fair Share (TM).
So they just assumed away all the good-faith, medical reasons being
offered by the nursing homes and went into fuck-you-I'll-show-you mode
and just "ordered" them to do what they (reflexively) assumed was The
Right Thing (TM) --because some for profit institution initially came
out against it.


You do realize that sort of analysis would excuse Auschwitz don't you? There is a much simpler analysis: they deliberately killed those people just because they could, and for no other reason. Nobody makes a decision so imbecilic that the proverbial Village Idiot would be able to forsee the problem instantly.

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:15 PM (FeLuV)

591 You Rubes, and your supposed Laws.





We own your asses and there is nothing you can, or will do about it.





Now shut up and pay your taxes.


If they had a clue what's floating around quietly inside my head, they'd all be pissing on their feet.

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:25 PM (FeLuV)

592 Nobody makes a decision so imbecilic that the proverbial Village Idiot would be able to forsee the problem instantly.
Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:15 PM (FeLuV)

I have to take issue with you on that one - I think that defines modern Leftists perfectly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

593 "They decided that it would be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and nurses at regular hospitals getting ill."

Don't forget how much of a state's budget is comprised of Medicaid spending. They were cutting their expenses.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 20, 2020 05:30 PM (IxDhF)

594 448 I saw mountains of cow shit in Texas once.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 20, 2020 04:44 PM (xfb67)

I saw Mountains of Cow Shit open for Asleep at The Wheel at the NYS Fair in Syracuse in '97

/obligatory

Posted by: The Barrel at May 20, 2020 05:32 PM (gD6Ka)

595 have to take issue with you on that one - I think that defines modern Leftists perfectly.

No, they are deliberately evil. I can spot the difference between stupid and evil, and they are evil.

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:33 PM (FeLuV)

596 Don't forget how much of a state's budget is comprised of Medicaid spending. They were cutting their expenses.

Yes, their actions were premeditated, not accidental, or unintentional, or stupid. This was deliberate malice.

And don't try quoting Hanlon's razor to me. I have already done the due diligence on that and rejected it as inapplicable in this case. You can no more excuse their behavior than that of Dr Mengele. A few deaths with their decision quickly rescinded; that would be the response to an actual non malicious blunder.

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2020 05:41 PM (FeLuV)

597 Time for violence against them?

Posted by: Trat at May 20, 2020 05:42 PM (5f0Sh)

598 The FNM and maybe not even the deep commie blogs will crow about it but killing grandma and grandpa is a feature not a bug for the D(Moloch) party that wants full on communism. When the state is in charge of every aspect of life, they don't like seasoned citizens who a) remember life before full statist control and b) are receiving pensions rather than paying taxes or contributing GDP output in a full commie regime.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 20, 2020 06:29 PM (T9Hmo)

599 The brain dead and the Wuhan dead will continue to vote for democrats in minnesota.

Posted by: FlimFlammed at May 20, 2020 07:00 PM (ZTDnL)

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What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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