Malevolent Elf and Undercover Bug-Chaser Anthony Fauci: We May Be Returning to "Normality" by... 2022, and Even Then, "Normality" Will Vary By User Experience

Just #TwoYears to flatten the curve.

Just two fucking years.

They like their lockdowns like they like their wars: of the "forever" variety.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said America’s New Normal after the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered depends on a number of unknowns. He cautioned about soundbites promising a return to how life was before the coronavirus pandemic.

When asked whether Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday, "It is possible that that’s the case, and again it really depends on what you mean by normality."

"If normality means exactly the way things were before we had this happen to us, I mean, I can't predict that," he said. "Obviously, I think we're going to have a significant degree of normality beyond what a terrible burden all of us have been through over the last year."

Video below.

Note that in 2014, when liberals were taking the position that we needed no quarantines for Africa over Ebola, Fauci claimed "the science" said that quarantines were unnecessary and dangerous and should not be implemented.

But when the lockdown involves Americans quarantined in their own homes for two years, "the science" suddenly flip-flops.

Resurfaced interviews show Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease since 1984, was opposed to "draconian" quarantines that could have "unintended consequences" – back in 2014 during an Ebola outbreak in Africa.

He warned in late October of that year that enforcing mandatory quarantines would discourage medical professionals from volunteering aid in stricken areas. Governors from both major parties had imposed mandatory 21-day quarantines on people returning from affected countries in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading into the U.S.

"The best way to protect us is to stop the epidemic in Africa, and we need those health care workers -- so we do not want to put them in a position where it makes it very, very uncomfortable for them to even volunteer to go," he said at the time.

In an October 2014 interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Fauci declined to criticize both Govs. Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Chris Christie, of New Jersey, over the quarantines – but warned that "we have to be careful that there aren't unintended consequences."

Never forget which conservatives were always skeptical of these lockdowns and which "conservatives" have been bullying and scolding actual conservatives to bow down before the Leviathan State and take a knee on freedom.*

* Personally, I was in the middle for a while in the beginning, so I'm not claiming I'm a hero here. I was unresolved for a while, then, of course, began seeing that everything these people told us was a lie.

I was not prescient.

But I at least gave a hearing to those who were more prescient, like Julie Kelly and Sean Davis.

But what about Dr. Guy P. Benson, Esq.?

What about the latest left-leaning cvck to be hired by National Review, Phillip Klein, coming in from the leftwing covid-porn rag the Washington Examiner?

All the fake conservatives were, as usual, on the side of the liberal establishment and the Leviathan State, ginning up fear and panic because "the experts," as well as their leftwing twitter friends (or handlers, really) told them it would earn them Virtue Signaling Points to do so.

And they were almost all viciously nasty to anyone on the right who so much as questioned Fauci's latest science-free babblings.


A lot of babbling Twitter Addicts have changed their position on the Forever Lockdowns, now that the political usefulness of them has evaporated.

April 2020:

Now:

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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

2 SPONGE

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 22, 2021 01:28 PM (8D42x)

3 make sure you all watch that south park clip

it's great

Posted by: ace at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (5+1A/)

4 What burden has Fauci born?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (lgiXo)

5 He and the others are doing this because they can.

They want a feudal system, and they're making sure we know who the serfs are. Get that third mask on, peasants, before we declare it's now four!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (bDqIh)

6 God I really hate that little worm.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (nxdel)

7 Two weeks becomes two years becomes two decades. Pixy.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (Zm+LZ)

8 We can return to normal life after everyone is killed by COVID-19. Then there will be no need to worry about further transmission of the bugs from one person to another! Science!!!

Posted by: A. Fauci at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (AMIL/)

9 "Malevolent Elf and Undercover Bug-Chaser Anthony Fauci"

LOL Ace

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (ifmtJ)

10 The fact that no one has punched him and left marks a la Harry Reid indicts us.

Posted by: Catherine -- who generally doesn't curse. at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (T4sri)

11 Geez. And I thought Vietnam was a quagmire!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (VVEnO)

12 How are all the morons planning to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of 2 weeks to flatten the curve? I may try to have some neighbors over and drink some spotted cow.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (9mfKN)

13 If you want to agree with Fauci on something just wait a few minutes and he'll say it.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (jBRLB)

14 I was fine with 2-4 weeks for them to get prepped. The rest has been nonsense. You can't stop the spread of a respiratory virus in the wild.

Ebola requires contact and quarantining people with it made sense.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (Gcdtg)

15 Do as I say, not as I do.

Posted by: Gnome Fauci at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (v0R5T)

16 The tyranny of derp state fake experts. Listening to that sawed off fuck makes it obvious he hasn't had a coherent thought in a long time.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (y7DUB)

17 I am still kind of pissed that most repub guvs haven't said screw you and just opened everything up, must be the federal money thing, but no backbone with those guys either.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (r+sAi)

18
It depends what you mean by normality.

It means NO FAUCI!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (63Dwl)

19 Maybe; possibly; perhaps; we'll see; it depends.

They might as well pay me for this "science."

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (Ed8Zd)

20 I don't get the "bug-chaser" thing.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (1ISKN)

21 "So late to the party that you might as well be the maid."

***

Once again a girl beats up Ben Shapiro and takes his lunch money.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 22, 2021 01:35 PM (MsyYo)

22 This disease is not killing enough people to justify the past year's reaction.

I said it then and I say it now.

The reaction to this Chinese Virus is worse than the disease itself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:35 PM (ifmtJ)

23 Ignore them. Do what you want.
Easy advice unless you're a business owner who wants to reopen.
But at some point mass disobedience will be necessary to get these guys to back off, otherwise it'll be shots and masks and a boot on your face forever.

Nobody in power just gives it up once acquired.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 01:35 PM (z79tQ)

24 It's all a Deep State/GlobalCommie psychological operation to implement the UN's Reset policy to destroy the free market and subjugate we proles.
And it's working far better than they ever expected it to work. They're laughing their asses off at us, seeing just how intellectually weak some of us are after generations of leftard indoctrination.
WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 01:35 PM (HaL55)

25 Science is like Mr. Microphone. It'll say whatever you want it to say.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:35 PM (VVEnO)

26 Fauci can schedule a return to normality whenever he pleases. He can be wary of soundbites as much as he likes. The press and the state can make whatever noises they please.

We return to normality when people demand it and start loudly and publicly not complying, and not a moment before. Their schedules mean dick all, because their goal is string it out as long as possible. And they will do so regardless of what they or anyone else says until enough people say, "enough."

Fauci's schedule is meaningless.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (UZVEt)

27 We've all known that they will never give up the power they seized -- or more accurately that we, the people just let them have without even the ghost of a fight.

We faced the test of our times, whether we would heed Ben Franklin's warning or not. "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Well we faced that and failed. We chose temporary safety and lost both.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

28 They were all on board as long as it was hurtful to Trump. Now that the tweeting beast is gone, they see with new eyes.
Grifters. They follow the wind.

Posted by: PHenry at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (CEG9E)

29 Willowed:

If we can get through the next stage without mass famine, I'd consider that a pretty big win.


Reserve your copy of one of our famous cookbooks, "101 Ways To Serve Your Fellow Man"
& "While You Are Waiting, We'll Wok Your Dog", and many more!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (yT7Mu)

30 Think they're doing this to (among other things) get everyone to take the vaccine?

The redefine 'herd immunity'.
They now say people who have had covid should get one shot of the vaccine.
They are talking 'vaccine passports.'
(gee, sounds like this: https://tinyurl.com/1bdt38j0)

*puts on tinfoil hat*
Time to start in on transhumanism alterations to humanity?
*takes off tinfoil hat*

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (bDqIh)

31 Emerald Robinson should've gone with "late enough to be pregnant."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (UZVEt)

32 Emerald Robinson's quote is perfect.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (Ed8Zd)

33 He can't let this go cause he gets an enormous hard on from all of this shit. Well, at least enormous for him.

This is all epidemiologist porn.

Posted by: RobertM at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (qWhQP)

34
They are trying to get us used to it.

And now the Supreme Court does what it wants. We know how the Powell and Lynn cases will result.

They want us on our knees. There is nowhere to go for recourse.

Secede.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 22, 2021 01:37 PM (bbdhK)

35 I'm thinking that Fauci's projected end-date for Covid is going to correspond perfectly with when he plans to retire.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:37 PM (ohOLP)

36 Ben Shapiro gets **destroyed** with scorn and derision.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 01:37 PM (LsplE)

37 20 I don't get the "bug-chaser" thing.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (1ISKN)

If you look up "bug-chasing" and "AIDS" in any search engine, you'll find out just how depraved and decadent people can become.

In short, some ppl intentionally get infected with AIDS in order to get/produce stronger strains and go on to infect others. Which is why the movement to decriminalize ppl deliberately infecting others with AIDS baffles me.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (5aFbR)

38 Ok, that Shapiro takedown is funny.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (46GDR)

39 The lockdown has one purpose, and one purpose only: to punish America for electing Trump and thus threatening the Bilking of the American People.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (l9m7l)

40 I went to the grocery store yesterday and, much to my surprise, about 1/3 of the shoppers were without benefit of mask. Such chaos!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (VVEnO)

41

Remember they cannot let Beijing Biden out of his cave. So extending this until they can fake us into the other illegal, the VP slips into the seat.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (bbdhK)

42 Anybody else remember those nutty people back in March of last year, saying right off the bat that masks - once implemented - would never end ? Ah, good times.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (u2I6p)

43 If there were a weapon of mass destruction set to go off somewhere in the US and the only way to disarm it was for me to engage in sexual relations with Emerald Robinson, I would do it. You're welcome.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (VbI7r)

44 Hm well when Ben Shapiro finally thinks its time to maybe get Fauci out of the way, maybe the elite buzz is moving that way as well. Shapiro is useful as a weathervane, he'll never be out front leading the way but his takes are how the background country club set is leaning.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (KZzsI)

45 So, if Fauci is accidentally riddled with bullets, it's Covid related? Nice.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (46GDR)

46 Emerald Robinson rocks. She is so good in twitter.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (bDqIh)

47 The lockdown has one purpose, and one purpose only: to punish America for electing Trump and thus threatening the Bilking of the American People.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (l9m7l)


And they are doing their damdest to block him from ever running again. Because he would win.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (bbdhK)

48 Re bug chaser

Supposedly Fauci, during the early days of AIDS, did in person research in California bath houses and other spit of homosexual assignation to assess the threat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (7faTs)

49 WiNO is correct and beat me to it.

Ebola is an entirely different animal, er, bug, and the proper response to it is entirely different, too.

"There are no historical observations or scientific studies that support the confinement by quarantine of groups of possibly infected people for extended periods in order to slow the spread of influenza" (from 2006 study led by the manager of the global smallpox eradication project).

It is *not* an oversimplification to say when the horses are out of the barn and over the first range of hills, you are not going to "contain" them.

After the pattern of mortality became clear (extremely skewed to medically vulnerable/elderly, far more than influenza, which has a similar skew), widespread "interventions" were indefensible. They remain so. And this is separate from the indefensible introduction of "interventions" *known* not to have benefit, like masks*.

*anything except N95-type, properly fitted/worn, yielding small benefit, but not practical for society

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (OTzUX)

50 NYS Dept of Health confirms vaccines given at Jones Beach site on Feb 15 were NOT within the required temperature range when administered and have been deemed INEFFECTIVE. The state is reaching out to those people to schedule another shot.

Oops. Come back for another Fauci-Ouchie

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (BqBIh)

51 I don't get the "bug-chaser" thing.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (1ISKN)
++++
IIRC, a "bug chaser" is a sexual fetishist who pursues sex with people infected with STDs or other diseases - the "chase bugs" through intercourse. It's a form of filthy depravity that has a fairly short operational life.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (UZVEt)

52 SCOTUS approves this message.

Also, SCOTUS, especially Kavanaugh and Barrett, are ok with your enslavement by state governments.

You have no rights.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (ZSrej)

53 Well we faced that and failed. We chose temporary safety and lost both.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

Choose your fate! Death...Or Bunga Bunga.

You're not doing that Bunga Bunga to me! I'll take death!

You have chosen. So be it. Death....by Bunga Bunga!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (z79tQ)

54 8 a.m. Monday morning and already Ben Shapiro is eating leftover cake standing over the garbage can and sobbing.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (MsyYo)

55 Fauci's a dick.

Anyway, back to the previous thread, even the loonies at quodverum seem to be calling it a day. There will be no magical fix.

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (ONvIw)

56 Remember all this, along with the reproducibility crisis in science and all the enviro-tard failed predictions, when some Leftist bleats about people not "believing in Science anymore".

Posted by: Thrawn at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (5aFbR)

57 And the hits keep on coming

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (Zmnko)

58 yeah, fuck fauci, but not with anyones actual dick. he might enjoy that.

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (8D42x)

59 It APPEARED to, at best, be an engineered bioweapon.

On top of all the other lies, they told us that it was alive and transmissible on surfaces for up to ***14 days***. Remember?

Now they say "nah bruh it's not on surfaces". I can't fault regular people for being wary *at the beginning*. It was novel. I was wary. Once 14 days became 20 and then 30, it was obvious what was happening.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (jBRLB)

60 Most knew this entire plandemic was an Op from jump street, and that it was mainly an effort to defeat Trump and since they initial Op was successful, they've decided to wring every last bit of "Fundamental Transformation," out of it.

If this Op continues into Spring, the unpleasantness at the Capital on the 6th will be nothing next to what will be unloosed upon the nation.

Even leftists and Wine Moms are getting sick of the lockdowns.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (lqdfz)

61 They want us on our knees. There is nowhere to go for recourse.

We have recourse. We have not yet used it for reasons that aren't clear. All of Faux-Chi's babblings amount to nothing but his fetish for power.
How much more abuse are we willing to accept from our domestic enemies? How much is enough?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (HaL55)

62 >>>38 Ok, that Shapiro takedown is funny.


TBH i wrote this post just so I could post that put-down

Posted by: ace at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (5+1A/)

63 Calvin Ball rules rule!

Posted by: Anthony Fauci at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (DMUuz)

64 It was novel. I was wary. Once 14 days became 20 and then 30, it was obvious what was happening.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (jBRLB)

Except it wasn't novel. It's SARS-COV-2.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (1ISKN)

65 Hey Meghan, you know who else was a genius?

Wile E Coyote. Super. Genius. I have more faith in the desert dog than Fauci, and he's entertaining to watch too.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (ch6++)

66 52 SCOTUS approves this message.

Also, SCOTUS, especially Kavanaugh and Barrett, are ok with your enslavement by state governments.

You have no rights.

And while we are at it lets give the OK to hand over Trump's taxes to a woman who ran on taking Trump down.

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (Zmnko)

67 Emerald Robinson rocks. She is so good in twitter.

But touchy. I goofed on her name gently and she blocked me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (KZzsI)

68 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (pyvi3)

69 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (Zz0t1)

70 Ok, that Shapiro takedown is funny.


TBH i wrote this post just so I could post that put-down
Posted by: ace at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (5+1A/)


It was worth it.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

71 So late to the party you might as well be the maid.

LMMFAO!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

72 I went to the grocery store yesterday and, much to my surprise, about 1/3 of the shoppers were without benefit of mask. Such chaos!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


I was in the grocery stores Saturday, and much to my surprise, the shelves were picked clean.

Except for the vegan crap. No one wanted that shit. Even during a snowmageddon. Have pictures.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (yT7Mu)

73 This is like a real life version of SAW........

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (jvt6t)

74 "Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease since 1984."


In other words, as long as I have had my career - plus my time in college - this "doctor" has been swimming in the waters of the Swamp. Not being a doctor mind you, just being a politician.

And we are supposed to believe him?

Posted by: Mookie at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (u+Y3T)

75 A woman who isn't a phony doesn't need to keep saying she isn't.

Now that's a rule for women, of course, so I'm not 100% clear how it extends carbon blob Meghan McCain

Posted by: Swamposphere at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (l4vYO)

76 52. It was always poised to end up this way, as soon as we allowed SCOTUS to let us know what our rights were.

They are written down. We dont need them to tell us. Alas, we deferred to judicial supremacy one decade too long.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 22, 2021 01:43 PM (6/LtX)

77 Malignant Stage IV Dwarf Fauci

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (4I/2K)

78 Most knew this entire plandemic was an Op from jump street, and that it was mainly an effort to defeat Trump and since they initial Op was successful, they've decided to wring every last bit of "Fundamental Transformation," out of it. ...
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (lqdfz)
++++
I am still not in this camp. I don't think it was an op from day zero, at least not over here. I think it was panic a new disease in the context of China's draconian response. A lot of people thought it was *really* bad or concluded that, given the *potential* for that kind of severity, it needed aggressive response to try to contain it. I don't the start of this was necessarily innocent, but I really don't think it was an op for day zero.

I'd say it mutated completely into an Op by Easter, though. By Easter, it was clear that this was not the universal killer we feared at first. By June, treatments were pretty clear, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt)

79 11 Geez. And I thought Vietnam was a quagmire!


20 years and still going!!

Posted by: Afghanistan at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (pyvi3)

80 The lockdown has one purpose, and one purpose only: to punish America for electing Trump and thus threatening the Bilking of the American People.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (l9m7l)

And they are doing their damdest to block him from ever running again. Because he would win.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (bbdhK)

I still maintain that this was coming for us under Hillary.

Think of the benefits a commie lockdown would give to the commie incumbent during an election year.

Aside from the obvious mail-in etc, no rallies. No chance for an opponent to gather any energy at all. If people think this is a far-fetched crrrazy theory, I would ask them to deeply consider what the hell they exactly think has been going on this last year.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (jBRLB)

81 IIRC, a "bug chaser" is a sexual fetishist who pursues sex with people infected with STDs or other diseases - the "chase bugs" through intercourse. It's a form of filthy depravity that has a fairly short operational life.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:40 PM (UZVEt)

...

Oh thanks internet. Another thing I did not know that I did not want to know about.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (ohOLP)

82 68 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.

Way do I get a picture of the creature from the black lagoon in miniature size?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (Zmnko)

83 Now they say "nah bruh it's not on surfaces". I
can't fault regular people for being wary *at the beginning*. It was
novel. I was wary. Once 14 days became 20 and then 30, it was obvious
what was happening.
Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (jBRLB)


Those original cruise ships told the tale. You couldn't have staged a better experiment for transmission than putting the 'rona on those boats - where regular old influenza knocks out entire charters often enough that I won't get on one. And the infection rates on those ships told us right from jump street that the panic porn people were completely full of shit regarding Covid 19.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (u2I6p)

84 Megan McBackfat needs to really just go the fuck away and take Fauxchi with her.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (Zz0t1)

85 If all they'd done is "look, this stuff can be dangerous to the most vulnerable, so wash your hands, avoid the elderly and weak if you're sick, and don't cough on people" that would be fine. Its common sense, and we all should do it for any flu.

But they went berserk for 2 big reasons:
1) it was a way to destroy the economy and hopefully get rid of Trump (this failed, people saw through it)
2) It was a way to seize absolute power and implement their will bypassing representatives of the people like legislatures.

And that number 2 they will not give up until they're forced to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (KZzsI)

86 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (pyvi3)
+++++
Not true at all. According to my company's 'Rona consultant, "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientest."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (UZVEt)

87 Between South Park and The Simpsons the clairvoyance is stunning.

Also Titania McGrath on the Twitts

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (3H9h1)

88 That Fauci can be in that job - or have been, for decades - or that McCain or Shapiro would be quoted by anyone on any topic - are redundant confirmation that America is dumbed down beyond recognition.

When Fauci did his ludicrous "heterosexual" AIDs epidemic nonsense in the 80s, even NIH staff were mocking him/it behind his back, as it was obviously, even then, known to be absurd. Direct personal information.

And that idiot is *still* in his job? Where he has botched every single thing about this epidemic. The Spock Universe Hyman Rickover - an incompetent arrogant mediocrity wreaking damage for decades, instead of a world-changing figure allowed to stay for decades longer than usual because he was such a creator and a force of nature.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (OTzUX)

89 Have another box of donuts, Meghan McCain, you fat bloated Hippo with the IQ of a pencil and a father who never met a cocktail waitress he didn't doink. Well except maybe that loathsome family wrecker of a mom you have. Bitch.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (ZSrej)

90 Except it wasn't novel. It's SARS-COV-2.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:41 PM (1ISKN)

What I was saying was novel was the idea of a bioweapon quickly flying around the world.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (jBRLB)

91 This bullshit was revealed as a Deep State op the minute that healthy people were told to quarantine instead of those most susceptible to the ChiCom Bioweapon. Although I'm only a lad of 29 tender years, I do not remember this ever being done.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (HaL55)

92 NYS Dept of Health confirms vaccines given at Jones Beach site on Feb 15 were NOT within the required temperature range when administered and have been deemed INEFFECTIVE. The state is reaching out to those people to schedule another shot.

Oops. Come back for another Fauci-Ouchie
Posted by: McCool


Oopsie. You now have some crap in your body that we DON'T know how it'll react. Sorry. Our bad.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (yT7Mu)

93 I'd say it mutated completely into an Op by Easter, though. By Easter, it was clear that this was not the universal killer we feared at first. By June, treatments were pretty clear, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt)

...

It was clear when everyone didn't die on the first cruise ships that this thing wasn't going to lead to corpses scattered across teh landscape.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (ohOLP)

94 I'd say it mutated completely into an Op by Easter, though. By Easter, it was clear that this was not the universal killer we feared at first. By June, treatments were pretty clear, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt

I think it was an op from the start and that the word "go" was given my Rosenstein's little sister Dr Messonnier of the CDC.

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (ONvIw)

95 Those original cruise ships told the tale. You couldn't have staged a better experiment for transmission than putting the 'rona on those boats

Yep, they had quarantined little petri dishes to test out theories and see how the infections spread and how dangerous it was. And then, having that data, proceeded to utterly ignore it and throw it out the window for giving us the wrong conclusions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:47 PM (KZzsI)

96 If only these were brains!
( , Y , )

Posted by: meeeeeghan mccain at February 22, 2021 01:47 PM (d6he9)

97 From the CDC's very own massaged data there have been 143 deaths age 14 and under since this began a year ago. . Even assuming no comorbidity that as the more likely cause death, that is around two per million. This is a rate so low the effectiveness of a vaccine could not be tested unless you monitored a group of at least 10 million for a year. Same goes for mask wearing, although I suppose you could use infection rates.

But we must keep schools and activities shut or tightly controlled until this goes away. For a death rate so low in children it would probbaly not even have been noticed by the medical community without the propaganda blitz.


Posted by: Ripley at February 22, 2021 01:47 PM (MxEKc)

98 Although I'm only a lad of 29 tender years, I do not remember this ever being done.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 01:46 PM (HaL55)

Yep, we had no days off for the Hong Kong flu. Not one

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 01:47 PM (ONvIw)

99 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (pyvi3)
+++++
Not true at all. According to my company's 'Rona consultant, "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientest."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (UZVEt)


Thank you. I really am quite a hero.

Posted by: Gnome Fauci at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (v0R5T)

100 2) It was a way to seize absolute power and implement their will bypassing representatives of the people like legislatures.

And that number 2 they will not give up until they're forced to.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (KZzsI)

Not since the FDR's use of the depression have we been in such a situation. We'd eventually muddle our way out of it if our culture weren't entirely decrepit. The people to maintain the country going forward simply don't exist.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (Zm+LZ)

101


And they are doing their damdest to block him from ever running again. Because he would win [for the third time].

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 22, 2021 01:39 PM (bbdhK)

Added some factual context

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (Ed8Zd)

102 Maskurbators everywhere furiously diddling their virtue spot.

Posted by: Chad McDude at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (MFIrZ)

103 82 68 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.

Way do I get a picture of the creature from the black lagoon in miniature size?
Posted by: It's me donna



and hangs out in gay bathhouses for 'SCIENCE!'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (pyvi3)

104 Those ruling over us were part of the movement that burned draft cards and bras. Who wants to bet that lighting up a burn barrel for a mask-burning party would land you in the clink?



46 Emerald Robinson rocks. She is so good in twitter.
Posted by: Lizzy


And I read that as Twister. Naked, oiled up Twister.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (LsplE)

105 "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientist."

What the hell does that even mean?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:48 PM (KZzsI)

106 It always bothered my that Trump left Fauci and Scarf Lady (both globalist Gates club servants) in charge, and in the lime light, even as Fauci was duplicitous and wrong, and a CNN backbiting snake. ... Trump must have felt he had to do some lock downs ... although mostly he let the states decide I guess. ... still, he kept snake oil salesman Fauci front and center ... if Trump has making some "deal" with DeepState, it did not work out too well.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (Cus5s)

107 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
Fauci won 't say that grandparents who have been fully vaccinated against Covid can now spend time with their family; "recommendations will come out to guide us in a more precise way."

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We'll be putting up with this as long as we put up with this.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (VVEnO)

108 Fauci is waaaay past his stale date.

Posted by: torabora at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (e8dQ3)

109 Where did Meggy learn the word "reductive"? It clearly wasn't from her food.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (jBRLB)

110 86 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:42 PM (pyvi3)
+++++
Not true at all. According to my company's 'Rona consultant, "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientest."
Posted by: Joe Mannix



Well, there is science and then there is #SCIENCE. 'Dr' Fauci is pure #SCIENCE .

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (pyvi3)

111 I saw it all as unmitigated elitist power-hungry bullshit from the beginning and always told everyone around me until they told me shut up and started throwing increasingly sharp and heavy things at me that it was bullshit.

And to the end of my days I will rub me being right in people's face with the whole "That's right, IN YOUR FACE!" dance and the cavorting and gyrating probably some old man twerking if I can work that in. I'll have some time to develop the choreography touching on the main points of "IN YOUR FACE", some music that rises in passion with the bit maybe some sparklers, a light rig with some jells, oh and a fog machine.

... I'll have it all worked out

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 01:49 PM (4tN2f)

112

Dr. Sigmoid Fraud. Up our ass, but mostly little boys' assess...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 01:50 PM (s2VJv)

113 87 Between South Park and The Simpsons the clairvoyance is stunning.

Also Titania McGrath on the Twitts



And The Babylon Bee, America's Paper of Record and Prophecy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 22, 2021 01:50 PM (pyvi3)

114 "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientist."

What the hell does that even mean?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Pol Pot approved?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:50 PM (VVEnO)

115 Is Fauci more of a malevolent elf, dwarf, fairy or brownie?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 22, 2021 01:50 PM (lgiXo)

116 Funny writing ace. Elf is perfect.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:50 PM (r+sAi)

117
Anybody else remember those nutty people back in March of last year, saying right off the bat that masks - once implemented - would never end ? Ah, good times.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits


I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (63Dwl)

118 Where did Meggy learn the word "reductive"?

Same place she learned how to spell "altar"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)

119 105 "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientist."

What the hell does that even mean?

He's always experimenting and we are the guinea pigs?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (Zmnko)

120 Dr. Fauci did not begin working for US Government heath outfits in 1984. Nope, he started in 1968! I was 12 years old. Fauci is the definition of a lifer.

In 1968, Fauci joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In 1974, he became head of the Clinical Physiology Section, LCI, and in 1980 was appointed Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation. In 1984, he became director of NIAID, a position he still holds as of 2021.

Posted by: Gref at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (AMIL/)

121 Not true at all. According to my company's 'Rona consultant, "Dr. Fauci is a pure scientest."
Posted by: Joe Mannix


I think I see where the issue is.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (yT7Mu)

122 Is Fauci more of a malevolent elf, dwarf, fairy or brownie?

Boggart

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)

123 I'd say it mutated completely into an Op by Easter, though. By Easter, it was clear that this was not the universal killer we feared at first. By June, treatments were pretty clear, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt
\

I laughed at friends who said it would continue. I was 100 percent certain it would end by Easter at the latest. I really overestimated America's backbone.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

124
Those ruling over us were part of the movement that burned draft cards
and bras. Who wants to bet that lighting up a burn barrel for a
mask-burning party would land you in the clink?

Make it a two-fer and also burn your voting registration card if you're a registered Republican.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (HaL55)

125 Every time Fauci opens his piehole, it gives me something new to ignore.
If I were making a list, I'd need more paper.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (L9uv7)

126 I'd see a medieval barber (Theodoric of York!) before I'd let Fauci treat me.

Posted by: Archer at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (gmo/4)

127 The school's were closed to keep the teachers from catching Kung Flu.

Why that is a bad thing was never articulated.

Posted by: torabora at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (e8dQ3)

128 68 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.

i know there's good in him. i can *feel* it.

Posted by: Luke at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (sGtp+)

129 Fauci visited one too many gay bars. All those balls banging against his chin damaged his brain.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (ZSrej)

130 Beware the virus elf!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (r+sAi)

131 As long as we keep kneeling, they will keep the boot firmly planted on our necks.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (jvt6t)

132 Megan McBackfat needs to really just go the fuck away and take Fauxchi with her.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (Zz0t1)

Tuck him between some folds.

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (4I/2K)

133 Those original cruise ships told the tale. You couldn't have staged a better experiment for transmission than putting the 'rona on those boats - where regular old influenza knocks out entire charters often enough that I won't get on one. And the infection rates on those ships told us right from jump street that the panic porn people were completely full of shit regarding Covid 19.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:45 PM (u2I6p)
++++
The Diamond Princess was probably the best accidental experiment ever run and it brought up a *lot* of problems with what this thing was and how it works when the Diamond Princess experience was compared with the theorized behavior. It is what led me to start being less worried, especially as we got +4-6 weeks from it putting in at Oakland and the passengers were largely fine.

That ship had more than 3,700 people on it. Most (~2,600) were passengers. The passengers' median age was 69 years old, with a bit more than half of them women. 14 of them died (0.5%), and of those whose ages are known, all but one of the fatalities were in people over 70. That ship raised a lot of questions at the time and still does, for good reason.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (UZVEt)

134 >>Megan McBackfat needs to really just go the fuck away and take Fauxchi with her.


Oof, reminds me that yesterday's CBS Sunday show (the artsy, folksy show) had an interview with Cindy McCain. Slobbered over her and seemed like they really want her to run for office.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:54 PM (bDqIh)

135 Oh, well....off to the bathhouse for more "research"! Ta ta, bitches!!

Posted by: Doctah Fauci at February 22, 2021 01:54 PM (3bJNq)

136 There has been so much fucked up bs the last year it's impossible to pick one standout, but honestly I think the glory hole thing was the most egregious.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:54 PM (jBRLB)

137 Yes, elevate a puny man to Godlike status so nobody questions his fallacy.

Infection rates and mortality are way down. Here immunity is becoming clearer. But yeah, lockdowns and mask forever because some guy from the Lollipop Guild says so. How about F You, no.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:55 PM (ZSrej)

138 If the Wudemic - the lockdowns and the mask mania - didn't feel wrong to you when it started gathering momentum, I don't know what to say.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 22, 2021 01:55 PM (W4eKo)

139 I laughed at friends who said it would continue. I was 100 percent certain it would end by Easter at the latest. I really overestimated America's backbone.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 01:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

Trump should have manned up, told Fauci and Birx to stuff it, declared victory over the virus, and opened everything back up.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (9mfKN)

140 I'm going home right now and turning off all my cameras!
See???
Cured!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (L9uv7)

141 I think I see where the issue is.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:51 PM (yT7Mu)
++++
You ain't the only one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (UZVEt)

142 Tuck him between some folds.
Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (4I/2K)

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

Gets out bag of flour....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (jvt6t)

143 I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


That because they can CHEW their air.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (yT7Mu)

144 I'm not a phony ...

-----

Translation: If I wasn't a phony, I wouldn't have to tell you I'm not a phony.

Posted by: ShainS at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (wsx8x)

145 So, Meghan is going for "true conservative" again after spending 4 years trashing the most conservative president since Coolidge because he said mean things about her piece of shit father, huh?

Principles!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (NWM+b)

146 Oof, reminds me that yesterday's CBS Sunday show (the artsy, folksy show) had an interview with Cindy McCain. Slobbered over her and seemed like they really want her to run for office.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:54 PM (bDqIh)

Amazing how all their strong powerful women are all either dedicated knobgobblers or the wives of well known men.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (jBRLB)

147 I told someone that I was sick and tired of the
masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if
that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.

What that person told you - without saying it - is that they're perfectly fine with enduring anything, as long as everybody else will go along with it as well. Do yourself a favor. Make a mental note - when shit hits the fan - to let that person suffer their fate without dragging you down with them.

I've come to understand this - people are mostly herd animals. And they mostly resent, absolutely despise, anyone else that won't herd right along with them.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (u2I6p)

148 * Personally, I was in the middle for a while in the beginning, so I'm not claiming I'm a hero here. I was unresolved for a while, then, of course, began seeing that everything these people told us was a lie.

I was not prescient. -Ace-

Everyone was at least concerned at first, no need to beat yourself up for not being cynical enough.
But when the science evolved, and HCQ was evil because Trump said the word, and we're on our fifth 15 days to flatten America, things became much clearer.
Not about the virus, but the politics powering our response.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (z79tQ)

149 I saw Malevolent Elf open for Soft Cell at CBGB's.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (dfRN6)

150 I know this way late- but anyone remember the Joe Pyne show? He always argued and fought with his "guests".

Posted by: free tibet at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (hoJIS)

151 Why isn't Keebler wearing two masks in that clip?

Posted by: spindrift at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (h5TKJ)

152 But without the virus, we'd have never had cat lawyer or Toobin jerkin off in front of his co-workers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (1ISKN)

153 I wonder what Faucho Marx has to say about Meghan McCain's sweaty fat rolls with Dorito chips in them?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:57 PM (ZSrej)

154 CDC still hiding the 2020 total deaths from all causes.

Its now been 1 1/2 months, and data WAS available up until December... but is now gone.

Geeeee... kinda makes ya go.... Hmmmmm... (to paraphrase that known Bigot Kermit the Frog).

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (oHd/0)

155 "Malevolent Elf and Undercover Bug-Chaser Anthony Fauci"

I'm laughing my ass off here, Ace.

Fvck the left and Dr. Lawn Jockey.. I live as I please.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (TdMsT)

156 That because they can CHEW their air.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (yT7Mu)
++++
Yeah. There are stupid arguments and then there's whatever that argument is. The masks that are commonly seen in Oriental cities (and especially in China) are because of pollution, not disease. And pollution is usually pretty big, unlike viruses.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (UZVEt)

157 Geez. And I thought Vietnam was a quagmire!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (VVEnO)

So...are relook at fragging?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (L9uv7)

158 lockedloaded.com has 9mm 115 grain TMC 200 rounds, $140

and fuck your lock down: there are no laws, so ima do what i want. they want to kill me anyway, so i might as well live free until they do.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (Ihbep)

159 That ship had more than 3,700 people on it. Most (~2,600) were passengers. The passengers' median age was 69 years old, with a bit more than half of them women. 14 of them died (0.5%), and of those whose ages are known, all but one of the fatalities were in people over 70. That ship raised a lot of questions at the time and still does, for good reason.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Honestly? It answers more questions than it raises.
People just don't want to look at the answers.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (yT7Mu)

160 I don't care what Meghan McCain says, thinks or looks like.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (VP4Cd)

161 You do realize that if Dr. Anthony Fauci were to succumb to violence in any of our cities, his death would be counted as a "COVID-related death".

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (3aI0K)

162 When Fauci did his ludicrous "heterosexual" AIDs epidemic nonsense in the 80s, even NIH staff were mocking him/it behind his back, as it was obviously, even then, known to be absurd. Direct personal information.

That is a gross simplification to the point it is wrong. In the West it was mostly a bath house and injection disease; in Africa and Asia it was both homosexual and heterosexual primarily because promiscuity is profoundly higher than in Western "Christianized" nations.

It was the latter that converted AIDS from a small budget item that the Moral Majority opposed, to a multi-billion dollar global operation once the same Evangelical group became convinced that it was a "women and children" issue. That transformation gave 'W' the cover he needed to open the floodgates of cash for humanitarian reasons.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (C+evo)

163 I don't the start of this was necessarily innocent, but I really don't think it was an op for day zero.

I'd say it mutated completely into an Op by Easter, though. By Easter, it was clear that this was not the universal killer we feared at first. By June, treatments were pretty clear, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt)

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

I agree. Early on, there was real panic, no one had any idea what this thing truly was and what the risks were, and they didn't really know what to do.

It has been crystal clear for a long time now, however, that a)it's only truly dangerous for the elderly and people with serious pre-existing conditions b)asymptomatic spread, which was the entire basis for the mask mandates, is horseshit c)masks aren't actually effective d)masks and lockdowns don't have a noticeable effect on infection rates. Since the summer, it's been entirely for ulterior motives.

Posted by: radar at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (3Zp/H)

164 but honestly I think the glory hole thing was the most egregious.
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Welcome to beautiful B.C.!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (d6he9)

165 Your daily reminder that the American Revolution was fought and the US Constitution was drafted and ratified during a smallpox epidemic.

Also, that CoVid19 is a new fucking COLD virus that in reality is about the 30th most deadly disease in the US.

Fuck you, Fauci.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (QC3fr)

166 Meggy sounds pissed. Did Ana Navarro grab the last doughnut in the green room again?

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (3bJNq)

167 Meghan McCain's sweaty fat rolls with Dorito chips in them?

Sweaty Fat Rolls was a great blues guitarist.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (lgiXo)

168 Trump should have manned up, told Fauci and Birx to stuff it, declared victory over the virus, and opened everything back up.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (9mfKN)

Almost all the governors were in lockdown mode so there was no point in coming out against lockdowns unless he wanted to personally take blame for every single blown up case during an election year.

It sounds like I don't think taking a stand for what's right is important - of course it is - but the most important thing was winning the election, and he did...

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (jBRLB)

169 this man (falsie) has been in administration his entire career. 30 years ago he might have been a practicing medical person, but no more. this is the Complex that Eisenhower warned.

Posted by: down with all politicans at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (OM48N)

170 That ship had more than 3,700 people on it. Most (~2,600) were passengers. The passengers' median age was 69 years old, with a bit more than half of them women. 14 of them died (0.5%), and of those whose ages are known, all but one of the fatalities were in people over 70. That ship raised a lot of questions at the time and still does, for good reason.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (UZVEt)

Look, what are you gonna trust, field tests with actual real results or The Science?!

Posted by: Dr. Fakeit at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (ovir2)

171 so i might as well live free until they do.
Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (Ihbep)


Redc1c4--see #155.

Horde Mind.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (TdMsT)

172 My daughter and her BF both tested positive for the 'Rona. Now they tell me they're cured. I'm pretty sure they're both zombies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (VVEnO)

173 just saw a link to a British study, where they have decided that cases were missed due to restrictive testing...

look for the #s to go up, to keep up the skeer

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (Ihbep)

174 ` People are touting the Biden vaccine now. How long until Biden mentions HCQ and Fauci calls it the Biden cure?

Posted by: physics geek at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (huQJB)

175 Welcome to beautiful B.C.!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (d6he9)

I don't know who I feel worse for, you or me.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (jBRLB)

176 Honestly? It answers more questions than it raises.
People just don't want to look at the answers.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (yT7Mu)
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Yes, this is what I meant. It raised a lot of questions about the assumptions that people (especially policymakers) were making about SARS-CoV-2.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (UZVEt)

177 Meggy sounds pissed. Did Ana Navarro grab the last doughnut in the green room again?

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (3bJNq)

---------------My guess is that whatever was promised to McCain Clan for overtly backing Biden of BadOrangeMan has turned out to be to Meghan's liking. Twitter is her way of venting.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (ch6++)

178 That ship had more than 3,700 people on it. Most (~2,600) were
passengers. The passengers' median age was 69 years old, with a bit more
than half of them women. 14 of them died (0.5%), and of those whose
ages are known, all but one of the fatalities were in people over 70.
That ship raised a lot of questions at the time and still does, for good
reason.

Supposedly over 700 of them eventually tested positive for the 'Rona. And yeah, 14 died - in supposedly the most threatened demographic. But - hey, guys - just wear the mask. It's not a big deal, and it'll be over soon. Besides - we've got to take this issue off the table - the elections are right around the corner !!! When Trump started wearing their stupid mask - that was not good. Rolling out Scarves and Fauci every damn day was worse.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (u2I6p)

179 hmm... just got invited to a Texas republican fundraising weekend.
That will be a hard no.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

180 170
Look, what are you gonna trust, field tests with actual real results or The Science?!
Posted by: Dr. Fakeit at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (ovir2)

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All I know is that science is about faith in the oracle who brings down the message from the gods. Well, the priests who interpret what she says, at least.

That's science I can believe in!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (NWM+b)

181 Infection rates and mortality are way down. Here immunity is becoming clearer. But yeah, lockdowns and mask forever because some guy from the Lollipop Guild says so. How about F You, no.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:55 PM (ZSrej)

Well, either the SCIENCE they have sold us for generations about getting vaccines is WRONG.

Or the Vaccine itself does not work.

Or they lied all along about wearing masks.... because if the vaccine works, or you've HAD the Vids, you should not have to wear a mask at all.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (oHd/0)

182 Horde Mind.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (TdMsT)

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indeed... i saw that as the page reloaded

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (Ihbep)

183 Most people over the age of 29 thought the lockdown thing was excessive, but were willing to put up with a week or two just to get the panic over, but as soon as that became another week, the gig was up. It was obvious what they were doing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (KZzsI)

184 Biden over BadOrangeMan has turned out to NOT to be to Meghan's liking.

Argh

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (ch6++)

185 You mean there is a vaccine against Biden? I might get that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (r+sAi)

186 179 hmm... just got invited to a Texas republican fundraising weekend.
That will be a hard no.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

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Go and give nothing.

Demand to know how the Republican Party is going to fight the Colorado-ification of your state. Say that nothing you've heard is good enough (because it won't be) and make a huff of leaving without having donated a dime.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (NWM+b)

187 78 I am still not in this camp. I don't think it was an op from day zero, at least not over here. I think it was panic a new disease in the context of China's draconian response. A lot of people thought it was *really* bad or concluded that, given the *potential* for that kind of severity, it needed aggressive response to try to contain it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:44 PM (UZVEt)


This is where I am on its as well--there was a lot of fog of war in February and March and the overall casualty rates and demographics were poorly understood. And, yeah, it wasn't exactly helped by China spiking its all-important export economy without telling anyone else very much about what was really going on.

Then the "never let a crisis go to waste" crew moved in, and the rest is history.

Posted by: CppThis at February 22, 2021 02:03 PM (zcf1k)

188 I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.

Ask them if mask wearing is compulsory or voluntary in China. They also eat bats and have terrible hygiene. What else is your friend going to mimic because someone on the opposite side of the planet is wearing a useless paper diaper on their face?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:03 PM (C+evo)

189 154 CDC still hiding the 2020 total deaths from all causes.

Its now been 1 1/2 months, and data WAS available up until December... but is now gone.

Geeeee... kinda makes ya go.... Hmmmmm... (to paraphrase that known Bigot Kermit the Frog).

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (oHd/0)


Anyone know if life insurance rates have gone up lately? I think the actuaries at insurance companies already know more about Wuhan Lung Aids risks than Fauci and most other doctors ever will. The insurance companies have skin in the game.

Posted by: Gref at February 22, 2021 02:03 PM (AMIL/)

190 i'm old enough to remember "two weeks to flatten the curve"...

IABS.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (Ihbep)

191 You mean there is a vaccine against Biden? I might get that.

That is the Harris vaccine, which in turn kills the host.

Posted by: physics geek at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (huQJB)

192 #twoyears

Posted by: Sharkman at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (QC3fr)

193 c)masks aren't actually effective d)masks and lockdowns don't have a noticeable effect on infection rates. Since the summer, it's been entirely for ulterior motives.
Posted by: radar


Their "mask" reasoning is bullshit of the highest order. Why does someone wear a mask painting, welding, spraying herbicides, mining, working with infectious diseases?

It's so you don't inhale something.

What's their reasoning for wearing a mask? It's so you don't give something to grandma.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (yT7Mu)

194 'Dr.' Fauci has been in the Federal Government for decades. He's more Swamp Creature than Doctor anymore.

i know there's good in him. i can *feel* it.
Posted by: Luke at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (sGtp+)

You must have a bigger dick than me, I couldn't feel anything.
Like a hot dog down a hallway

Posted by: average size man at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (z79tQ)

195 Fauci is a crusty old bureaucrat who needs to be kicked to the curb. C'mon, man!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (03n3v)

196 Nearly everything we've been told about this stuff is bullcrap. My brother had this stuff in December '19, all of the symptoms down to the uncontrollable cough and lack of sense of taste. Then Wuhan happened in January and supposedly THEN it spread? Its all crap, all of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

197 I give no fucks reallyI have been going about my normal life since early summer. I go to restaurants, I go to bars, I do everything I did pre Wuhan. So quarantine away until 2050 NY, LA and DC. I really dont give a shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (VBaD9)

198 Biden over BadOrangeMan has turned out to NOT to be to Meghan's liking.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (ch6++)

Another one who can say the right things only when it no longer matters. It's like a sickness with these people but I think in the end they're just lowlife swine.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (jBRLB)

199 Two years to flatten the economy

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (ONvIw)

200 ... d)masks and lockdowns don't have a noticeable effect on infection rates. ...
Posted by: radar at February 22, 2021 01:59 PM (3Zp/H)
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Look, what are you gonna trust, field tests with actual real results or The Science?!
Posted by: Dr. Fakeit at February 22, 2021 02:00 PM (ovir2)
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This right here is the perfect encapsulation of what I was going to say. When someone starts bloviating about the theoretical or laboratory tested benefit of lockdowns and masks, respectively, tell him to fuck directly off.

The computer model theories and the lab or clinical experiments are meaningless. We ran the damned experiment. When the government imposes a lockdown or mask mandate, the vast majority of people comply. Look at when a mandate went into effect and then examine the test positivity rate starting five days later and run it for two weeks.

What do you find? No correlation. They do nothing to "stop the spread." Masks are even worse, as there's a slightly negative (though probably statistically significant) correlation. They cram their studies up their asses. We ran the experiment in the real world and results are in.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (UZVEt)

201 Science is like Mr. Microphone. It'll say whatever you want it to say.

Hey, good lookin'! We'll be back to pick you up later!

Posted by: Science at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (qc+VF)

202 Most crimes don't generate 2 years in prison, let alone solitary, and we are supposed to be ok with 2 years of solitary at home?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (qlFIA)

203 Just for giggles checked Sean Davis' twatters. He links Posobiec linking Thomas on SCOTUS's latest disaster, and cites a brief bland news announcement of the decision, but that's it.

His page still has his triumphalist image of the Senate final confirmation vote (on Barrett, I think).

But no comment on the substance/significance of the decision, or the role/performance of his precious Kavanaugh and Barrett. As they say online, "heh".

Well at least he spared us any of his retarded 12-yr old foreign policy wisdom, so there's that.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (OTzUX)

204 Kentucky Police Officer Fired For Sharing Information With BLM Rioters

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Well, geez, he's a public servant and he gets fired for serving the public!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (VVEnO)

205 198 Another one who can say the right things only when it no longer matters. It's like a sickness with these people but I think in the end they're just lowlife swine.
Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (jBRLB)

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Can you blame her? Trump never even tried to grab her by the pussy. That's gotta hurt the ego.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (NWM+b)

206 Another one who can say the right things only when it no longer matters. It's like a sickness with these people but I think in the end they're just lowlife swine.
Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 02:05 PM (jBRLB)

I guess the style over substance types are finally growing up a little. Mean tweets>mean policy

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (ONvIw)

207
*cheery voice*

It's the New Normal!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (mht8P)

208 I'm just amazed that people have managed to survive nearly a year of lockdowns, quarantine and economic strangulation. People who lost their jobs, their businesses, etc. How do they eat? Why isn't there more anger towards the lockdowns? Its not like you can survive on unemployment and a couple of stimulus checks.

I figured that people would start going hungry in April 2020, bankrupt and destitute in May and June.

Much of the economic pain has been obscured, but hasn't gone away. Landlords might not be able to evict non-paying tenants, but the landlords may be going bankrupt themselves. Many small business owners have lost everything. Parents are still trying to juggle working while having their kids in "remote learning"

Where is the anger and upset at all of this?

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (//ATM)

209 Fauci should just stay in the tree he calls home and bake cookies.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (I58tH)

210 206 I guess the style over substance types are finally growing up a little. Mean tweets>mean policy
Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:06 PM (ONvIw)

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Nah.

Just wait until Trump does his next speech. We'll be right back to, "The right man won" bullshit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (NWM+b)

211 Oh, and pretend for a minute that covid is equally danger for everyone.
With a .1% death rate, that means, on average, exposing everyone to COVID would shorten their lives by one month. AND YET WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE UP TWO YEARS OF OUR LIVES TO AVOID THAT RISK?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (qlFIA)

212 The Harris vaccine


Administered via the penis.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (yT7Mu)

213 Last year at this time I was on the "Holy Shit this is bad" train because I was communicating with doctors in Italy who were getting absolutely decimated. We quickly learned that all of the things China told us to do was making it worse, and we needed to do the exact opposite of what they said. Nobody talks about how China deliberately misled the world on how to treat COVID, they lied about the extent of the disease in their country, then told us to do certain things, because that is what they did to defeat the virus. It was all a lie and tens of thousands died because of it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (V7LOe)

214 143 I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

That because they can CHEW their air.

My daughter had a roommate in college from Taiwan.
When she went back home it took her at least 3 days to get used to the pollution.
The mainland is just as bad, in places.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (3aI0K)

215 In my family we call him "rat-face mfer".

Posted by: four seasons at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (PisyI)

216 What's their reasoning for wearing a mask? It's so you don't give something to grandma.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:04 PM (yT7Mu)


It's their mental ju-jitsu. It's all about protecting others - not yourself. It's their insidious little way of neutering personal choice. Because they all need to choke on a great big bag o' dicks.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (u2I6p)

217 Where is the anger and upset at all of this?

For most people, its overwhelmed by fear. And the younger they are, the more terrified they tend to be. My pastor is in his 30s and he wears a freaking mask to preach in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (KZzsI)

218 Supposedly over 700 of them eventually tested positive for the 'Rona. ...
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:01 PM (u2I6p)
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Let's assume that's true. That would mean that only about 19% of people on the ship caught it despite the conditions being essentially perfect for rapid and complete spread (it was warm, air supplies were shared, surfaces are touched by lots of people, people are in close quarters, etc.). The population mortality rate was 0.5% and the infectee mortality rate was 2%, with a majority of that population being in high-risk categories.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (UZVEt)

219
Where is the anger and upset at all of this?
Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (//ATM)


Right here.

Can't you see the steam coming out of my ears?

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (TdMsT)

220 Patriots and fellow Lovers of Liberty!! Please donate to us so we can fight the insidious spread of lockdown culture. We have Binders full of strongly worded letters in our arsenal and we aren't afraid to use them! However, we need funding to buy stamps and ink.

Long Live Our Democracy!!

- GOPe

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (jvt6t)

221 210 The right man did win, the motherfucker stole the prize, but unlike the Tour de France, if you cheat, you get to keep the prize (or so says SCOTUS).

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (ONvIw)

222 Note that in 2014, when liberals were taking the position that we needed no quarantines for Africa over Ebola, Fauci claimed "the science" said that quarantines were unnecessary and dangerous and should not be implemented.

And the Magic Negro was bringing Ebola patients from his homeland here for treatment. We're just lucky that that crap didn't spread to the population.

I suppose treating them in Africa hadn't occurred to him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (iDxGz)

223 look for the #s to go up, to keep up the skeer

Our overlords will keep this fluctuating, as needed. Up one week, down the next. It's classic demoralization.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (W4eKo)

224 217 Where is the anger and upset at all of this?

For most people, its overwhelmed by fear. And the younger they are, the more terrified they tend to be. My pastor is in his 30s and he wears a freaking mask to preach in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (KZzsI)

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I went to church for the first time in almost a year yesterday.

Monseigneur wore no mask at all until he was giving out communion. It was nice to see.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (NWM+b)

225
It's been a year and we learn that this is what we should have done:

1) People 65 and older should take care of their contacts and activities.

2) Don't send sick people back among people who are vulnerable.

3) That's it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

226 Your daily reminder that the American Revolution was fought and the US
Constitution was drafted and ratified during a smallpox epidemic.

And to extend your point

Small pox mortality rate = 30%
COVID mortality rate = .1%


Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:10 PM (qlFIA)

227 225
It's been a year and we learn that this is what we should have done:

1) People 65 and older should take care of their contacts and activities.

2) Don't send sick people back among people who are vulnerable.

3) That's it.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

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Like most diseases? Weird. And all it took was killing economic activity for 3 months to figure out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (NWM+b)

228 Is anyone actually still in quarantine? Like involuntarily? This is all a lot of theater.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (VBaD9)

229 Off Topic:

Now that Talent has returned to God, I'm not in a mood for a McCain style funeral for Rush where his three hour daily program is an endless eulogy where every Tom, Dick and Harry needs to emote.

So I need to find a new program to occupy that three hour hole. Any advice?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (C+evo)

230 That ship had more than 3,700 people on it. Most (~2,600) were
passengers. The passengers' median age was 69 years old, with a bit more
than half of them women. 14 of them died (0.5%), and of those whose
ages are known, all but one of the fatalities were in people over 70.
That ship raised a lot of questions at the time and still does, for good
reason.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:53 PM (UZVEt)


A perfect bookend to that cruise ship full of elderly was the USS Theodore Roosevelt which also got exposed, albeit with a relatively young and healthy sample population. As I recall there was only one death, a Chief in his 50's who had some other complications. Both those "events" happened close to each other and were near perfect "laboratory experiments" that should have yielded useful data to anyone interested in actually defining the threat as opposed to having and pushing an agenda.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (BpS6M)

231 >>Biden over BadOrangeMan has turned out to NOT to be to Meghan's liking.


First, he's doing what he said he would do, for the most part. So you should hav seen it coming.

Second, maybe ask mommy why she's still a diehard Biden supporter.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (bDqIh)

232 Who the hell wants (or needs) to see MORE vids of The Malignant Elf making vacuous and ephemeral 'pronouncements' about 'when' we might 'return to normal' while he digresses into meatless word sausage about what kind of 'normal' we might (or might not) mean when we use that word. Fuck him very muchly.

Posted by: Dr_No at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (mu5GU)

233 ... I figured that people would start going hungry in April 2020, bankrupt and destitute in May and June. ...
Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:07 PM (//ATM)
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The bailouts and handouts have kept this at bay for the time being. Take my brother for example. He's a chef and his wife is a waitress. They both went from working full-time to being unemployed due to the 'Rona response. They are still unemployed as a lot of restaurants have failed and most are still running reduced staff. Between unemployment, extended unemployment, helicopter drops and SNAP, they're doing okay. But it's taking unthinkable amounts of month to do it. Between the two of them and their kids, they're consuming around $3k/month in handouts when they used to be working and paying taxes.

Amplify that by many millions and the questions of sustainability become obvious.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (UZVEt)

234 Where is the anger and upset at all of this?
There is no anger because no one in PROGDA has been inconvenienced in any way. They still have their cushy jobs spreading government propaganda and lies and have yet to miss even one paycheck.

The rest of us don't even register as human to them, which is why you only rarely hear of Normals whose lives have been destroyed by the commie globalistas.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (HaL55)

235 Right here.

Can't you see the steam coming out of my ears?
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (TdMsT)
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In my day-to-day, I see little actual anger or upset at any of this. I get nasty looks from people just for not wearing a mask in the grocery store parking lot.

It's crazy to me.

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (//ATM)

236 To an idiot, everyone is a genius. Or a witch.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (uhPTO)

237 228 Is anyone actually still in quarantine? Like involuntarily? This is all a lot of theater.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (VBaD9)

California from what I hear. I guess that depends on what you consider quarantine.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (Zm+LZ)

238 And the younger they are, the more terrified they tend to be. My pastor is in his 30s and he wears a freaking mask to preach in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (KZzsI)

My husband is almost 80, his sister and cousins are older. They are scared to death. The country SHOULD shut down to protect them. My husband has not been in a store since early March.

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (ONvIw)

239 It's been a year and we learn that this is what we should have done:

1) People 65 and older should take care of their contacts and activities.

2) Don't send sick people back among people who are vulnerable.

3) That's it.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

4) Old School is still the best school. You Quarantine the sick, not the healthy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (oHd/0)

240 226 Your daily reminder that the American Revolution was fought and the US
Constitution was drafted and ratified during a smallpox epidemic.
And to extend your point

Small pox mortality rate = 30%
COVID mortality rate = .1%

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:10 PM (qlFIA)


I believe it's actually an IFR of 0.03%.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (s2VJv)

241 They like their lockdowns like they like their wars: of the "forever" variety.

"War" is the word that the CCP Meat Puppet administration used whilst floating the idea of blockading the state of Florida less than 2 weeks ago. "This is a war and we're at battle with the virus. War is messy and unpredictable, and all options are on the table." Yeah, they intend to drag this on forever.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (DTX3h)

242 That would mean that only about 19% of people on the ship caught it
despite the conditions being essentially perfect for rapid and complete
spread (it was warm, air supplies were shared, surfaces are touched by
lots of people, people are in close quarters, etc.).


Yeah - even if we believe their numbers, and I don't. We don't know how many of that 700 were false positives. We don't know how many got it on the ship or later. Yet, even if we take their numbers at face value - the answer is "fuck it, the 'rona is a shitty as everything else made in China", but it ain't Captain Trips.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (u2I6p)

243 Amplify that by many millions and the questions of sustainability become obvious.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (UZVEt)

The national debt may save us all.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (Zm+LZ)

244 236 To an idiot, everyone is a genius. Or a witch.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at February 22, 2021 02:12 PM (uhPTO)

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"I don't understand why you would do things differently than the way that I do it. Sure, it never works when I do it, but why would you do it differently?"
-The Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (NWM+b)

245 But...but....but....

WTOP is running a banner saying we've just passed 500K deaths!!! REEEEEEE!!!!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (dfRN6)

246
But they went berserk for 2 big reasons:
"1) it was a way to destroy the economy and hopefully get rid of Trump (this failed, people saw through it)
2) It was a way to seize absolute power and implement their will bypassing representatives of the people like legislatures."

(3) It is a way to punish American proles of both parties for allowing Trump to be elected and a warning to never let it happen again
(4) It gets people used to subjugation; our betters love this
(5) It makes "unity" (if it ever were a possibility) much harder and helps divide the country further
(6) It creates a self fulfilling prophecy (which the left loves and all pols are ok with) - if Covid roars back we didn't mask enough; if it goes away it proves masks are working but we need to be cautious lest it come back

Posted by: RM at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (U3LtS)

247 I suppose treating them in Africa hadn't occurred to him.

It probably occurred to him just like it did you: technically they have buildings called "hospitals" but they aren't very good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (KZzsI)

248 229 Off Topic:

Now that Talent has returned to God, I'm not in a mood for a McCain style funeral for Rush where his three hour daily program is an endless eulogy where every Tom, Dick and Harry needs to emote.

So I need to find a new program to occupy that three hour hole. Any advice?
Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (C+evo)


Listen to the rewind of Levin's show from the previous night. Free, no commercials on his website.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (s2VJv)

249 So I need to find a new program to occupy that three hour hole. Any advice?
Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:11 PM (C+evo)

*****

I turned it off after the first weepy, over the top call. Come on people... I'm sad that he's gone too, but I am not gonna act like it changes my life any. Look for a good replacement, quickly, and let's move on.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (flINI)

250 Revenant, I figured back in early summer that the closed schools thing would be the rock on which the ship of idiocy would founder (though the lack of revolt over the economic destruction stunned, and still stuns, me).

Boy was I wrong (add this to the list).

Instead, what we got was a spectacular confirmation/extension of the atomization of America - policies that don't badly affect me, tomorrow, directly ..... kind of don't exist, or I don't care about them. Too bad for the society as a whole, and other people.

Parents with nannies or workarounds, or work-from-home? No revolt, nada.

Oh - the impact on the vast majority of working parents, those who can't work from home? Talk about real, legit, disastrous "disparate impact"! So?

It's really kind of the perfect dumbed down worthless American suburbanite package: "BLM" or those idiotic "We believe in science/Love is Love/blah blah" signs in the front yard, parent(s) working from home or caretaker .... what's the problem?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (OTzUX)

251 My pastor is in his 30s and he wears a freaking mask to preach in.Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:08 PM (KZzsI)

If he's up at a pulpit he's was way more than six feet away from people. If he tends to "wander around" to preach he's still at a distance. I guess it would depend whether he's been told to be careful for the older people, or if he has underlying conditions but I don't really understand people of faith who are petrified for themselves.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2021 02:15 PM (VP4Cd)

252 "I suppose treating them in Africa hadn't occurred to him."


have to wonder what some of the evil (and fake) scientists were hoping for, when they brought Ebola here. Maybe it failed to spread as hope ... so later we got the Fauci/Wuhan covid, and Fauci sayinng "don't wear masks", subways kept open ... till it spread and then we got "2 weeks to flatten the curve" that is now "2 years to destroy all small business".

Posted by: illiniwek at February 22, 2021 02:15 PM (Cus5s)

253
Look on the bright side. There's been a boom in refrigerated morgue trucks to store all the corpses of those murdered by Trump Disease.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (mht8P)

254 >> Is anyone actually still in quarantine? Like involuntarily? This is all a lot of theater.


Schools.
A lot of public schools are shutdown, and if not, operating only partially in-person instruction.

Private schools have more flexibilty (provided their state's governor hasn't taken the option of in-person off the table), but treading very lightly. My son;s school has been mostly iperson, with boarders (~75%) required to stay on campus when in-prson is in session. Masks, but getting creative with making sure there's social interaction and other things to make up for restrictions (e.g., no uniforms/can wear sweats).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (bDqIh)

255 (6) It creates a self fulfilling prophecy (which the left loves and all pols are ok with) - if Covid roars back we didn't mask enough; if it goes away it proves masks are working but we need to be cautious lest it come back

Bingo.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (W4eKo)

256 253 Look on the bright side. There's been a boom in refrigerated morgue
trucks to store all the corpses of those murdered by Trump Disease.

there's an opportunity there, somewhere

Posted by: Soylent Corporation at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (v3pYe)

257 In the end, I think that historians will note that more people died from suicide and quarantine related misery than from the virus, and that the entire thing was a huge horrible experiment in disaster.

Assuming we have a future, or historians in that future.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (KZzsI)

258 Fire alarm here at the site. Awesome. At least everyone took off their masks when they got outside.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (7faTs)

259
Scuttlebutt is Trump will announce he is running in 2024.

I assume Dominion will have an app for that and the lockdown will be doubled down for four years.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (s2VJv)

260 250 It's really kind of the perfect dumbed down worthless American suburbanite package: "BLM" or those idiotic "We believe in science/Love is Love/blah blah" signs in the front yard, parent(s) working from home or caretaker .... what's the problem?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (OTzUX)

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My family's been super lucky. Both Dolley and I have kept our jobs, and we could both work from home as much as necessary. I've saved tens of thousands of dollars on daycare for Second Junior.

Open up the fucking schools. Junior's been back in since October, and we've caught nothing. He's seeing some behavioral issues, I think because of the limitations on contact, movement, and play, but we've enrolled him in some martial arts classes to try and counteract that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (NWM+b)

261 It probably occurred to him just like it did you: technically they have buildings called "hospitals" but they aren't very good.

Not. Our. Problem.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (HaL55)

262 I think it would be salutary if the expert guy and all the neverTrumpers who urged people to vote Democrat were shave with rusty razors and paraded through the streets so people could spit on them and pelt them with rotten fruit.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (lgiXo)

263 .

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (z79tQ)

264 The national debt may save us all.

Save is a bit of a misnomer. When the debt bomb pops we are getting Zimbabwe style inflation.

The "good" news? All the financial heavyweights know this and want to avoid it.
The "bad" news? There is no way in hell to pay off as much debt as we have. The GDP is $21T. The federal debt is $28T. That's $84K per citizen.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (qlFIA)

265 4) Old School is still the best school. You Quarantine the sick, not the healthy.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (oHd/0)
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Wanna know about old school? Look at Egypt. They did the exact opposite of what we did. They employed the ancient technique of the sanitarium model to help contain spread. If you had 'Vid-like symptoms, you went to a field hospital dedicated to nothing but the 'Rona. They were not sent to normal hospitals or mixed in with other sick populations. Symptomatic people were quarantined and treated as a group, all together.

Egypt's outcomes have been better than average, and their approach was more medieval than modern.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (UZVEt)

266 I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.

And yet ... where did this Chinese crud come from? Hmm? CHINA!

With all the shitty diseases they've got there, I'D wear a mask there too. Maybe a deep sea diver's helmet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (iDxGz)

267 I don't understand the stampede to get the vaccine.

Family says 'come and see us...when you get the shot.'

Ummm, we'll wave and honk when we drive by.

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (RLANM)

268 I guess it would depend whether he's been told to be careful for the older people, or if he has underlying conditions but I don't really understand people of faith who are petrified for themselves.

My most charitable explanation is that he's trying to set an example, and be "with the congregation" who all have to wear masks. But its freaking ridiculous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (KZzsI)

269 Posted by: Soylent Corporation at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (v3pYe)

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I hope y'all work up something fast. That Soylent Red & Yellow are shit.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (jvt6t)

270 A perfect bookend to that cruise ship full of elderly was the USS
Theodore Roosevelt which also got exposed, albeit with a relatively
young and healthy sample population.


It's anecdotal !!! Anecdotal I say !!! You can't make medical decisions based on anecdotal data !!! Dude, do you even Science ?!?!?!


Every industrial safety study is anecdotal. Every reliability study is anecdotal. Guess what - they still have value. You can honestly go through anecdotal data and arrive at valid conclusions. You can also be dishonest in your original assumptions with a "scientific study" and come up with horse shit. That's another thing - this blind faith in the "scientific method" is pure crap. It's not some fool proof system. Nothing done my man ever is.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (u2I6p)

271 Listen to the rewind of Levin's show from the previous night. Free, no commercials on his website.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (s2VJv)


Have you considered doing a podcast? You already have the best show prep in the industry.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (C+evo)

272 (6) It creates a self fulfilling prophecy (which the left loves and all pols are ok with) - if Covid roars back we didn't mask enough; if it goes away it proves masks are working but we need to be cautious lest it come back

Ah, the Y2K dipsy-doodle. See also "global warming."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (iDxGz)

273 JJ I've long since given up on following it at all, but I think the overall IFR (for the entire population) will end up closer to 0.2/3, i.e. a very bad flu season (not sure whether it will surpass 1957-58, probably has already passed 196. But with a very skewed pattern of mortality, so the IFR for healthy <50 will be a fraction of the average influenza IFR.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (OTzUX)

274 >>Scuttlebutt is Trump will announce he is running in 2024.


Oh please, no!

People are seeing how awful Biden and the rest of the Democrats are because there's no #OrangeManBad to report on.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (bDqIh)

275 Fauci must be really hurting Keebler's sales.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (/MaDp)

276
I told someone that I was sick and tired of the masks and he said "they've been wearing masks in China for years" as if that was supposed to be some kind of consolation.

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Given the air pollution in China I'm not surprised.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (mht8P)

277 They intend to stretch the COVID lockdown stuff out long enough to transition over to "climate lockdown". That's part of where all of the weirdness with regulatory action and MSM coverage for the TX weather is going.

Unfortunately a solar minimum will play right into that, and we're going to get bombarded with more Glenn Reynolds "Fallen Angels" references.

You wanted jet packs, flying cars, and sex robots, and instead you're going to get a new ice age and Stasi 2.0, and sex robots. But they'll find some way to ruin the latter.

Posted by: someguy at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (BaGvt)

278 Of course there will be historians somewhere in the future. Hell, I was just listening to a piece on voter fraud for Crassus and Pompeys last turn as Consuls!

I think the disposable mask layer will be of particular note to archaeologists.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (7faTs)

279
The Harris vaccine
Administered via the penis.


Applied directly to the forehead

Posted by: HEAD ON! at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (63Dwl)

280 Scuttlebutt is Trump will announce he is running in 2024.

I assume Dominion will have an app for that and the lockdown will be doubled down for four years.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM

Hmmmm.... dies not sound like him, to announce this early, prevent a few years of will he / wont he free publicity?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (W8e/N)

281 I'm in the unemployment bucket as well. Combination of severance, unemployment dole, and what was supposed to be the down payment on a house. Yeah, sure, engineering is supposed to be one of those unaffected white collar jobs but I doubt that I have to go into much detail with this crowd about how our corporate frenz are always on the lookout for reasons to not engage in hiring and organic growth.

As long as the trains run mostly on time and just enough of the money-printer BRRRRT goes to Joe Sixpack to keep him from going insolvent, the benefits of an actual insurrection will be outweighed by the desire to not get shot 600 times by the cops. But sooner or later the system will run out of steam...

Posted by: CppThis at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (zcf1k)

282 Are we taking bets on what a 40-50 year old Jennifer Love Hewitt looks like?

I am going with Aged, Anemic, Proboscis Monkey.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (udlQa)

283 >> Malevolent Elf

From the elf wiki: Elves are often portrayed as being wiser and more beautiful than humans, with sharper senses and perceptions as well. They are said to be gifted in magic, mentally sharp and lovers of nature, art, and song.

Nope. How about snotling?

From the WarHammer wiki: Snotlings are the smallest and perhaps the most dull-witted of the Greenskin races. They possess pea-sized brains and behave very much like extremely enthusiastic and uncontrollable puppies.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (uWF4x)

284 274 >>Scuttlebutt is Trump will announce he is running in 2024.


Oh please, no!

People are seeing how awful Biden and the rest of the Democrats are because there's no #OrangeManBad to report on.
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My guess is he will mold the party to his agenda. This means spanking the Turtles.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (/MaDp)

285 "That's $84K per citizen."

Show me where I signed for any of that.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (w7KSn)

286 Off vile sock!

Posted by: 40 Miles North at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (uWF4x)

287 I turned it off after the first weepy, over the top call.

Yeah, so did I.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (HaL55)

288 If we are doing warhammer I'm pretty sure Fauci is a skaven.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (qlFIA)

289 That's another thing - this blind faith in the "scientific method" is pure crap. It's not some fool proof system. Nothing done my man ever is.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (u2I6p)
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This is where standards and practices are supposed to act as a check. You publish your data. It is subject to falsification. Others run your experiment and check your conclusions. Other criticize the shit out of what you did.

Then they destroyed peer review and reproduciblity as well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (UZVEt)

290 I notice among the masked set that black face diapers seem to be in fashion. I bet everybody is washing them on a daily basis, rotating a fresh one. Or it's probably a black mask doesn't show dirt, boogers and loogies.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (I58tH)

291 You can also be dishonest in your original assumptions with a "scientific study" and come up with horse shit. That's another thing - this blind faith in the "scientific method" is pure crap. It's not some fool proof system. Nothing done my man ever is.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (u2I6p)

Scientific method applies to experiments. A study usually means a statistical analysis of some sort.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (Zm+LZ)

292 I am going with Aged, Anemic, Proboscis Monkey.

Yeah she always had a pretty big honker. Her large mams distracted people from that but she might have gotten it cut, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (KZzsI)

293 Now that Talent has returned to God, I'm not in a mood for a McCain style funeral for Rush where his three hour daily program is an endless eulogy where every Tom, Dick and Harry needs to emote.

The feminization of the country proceeds apace.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (iDxGz)

294 250 Revenant, I figured back in early summer that the closed schools thing would be the rock on which the ship of idiocy would founder (though the lack of revolt over the economic destruction stunned, and still stuns, me).

Boy was I wrong (add this to the list).

Instead, what we got was a spectacular confirmation/extension of the atomization of America - policies that don't badly affect me, tomorrow, directly ..... kind of don't exist, or I don't care about them. Too bad for the society as a whole, and other people.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (OTzUX)
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I thought the schools would need to re-open too, certainly after the election. What the schools are pulling now is unreal, forcing parents to juggle "hybrid" and "fully virtual" school on a moments notice. Its an unacceptable and unsustainable nightmare for working parents (particularly those who cannot WFH).

And yet, it continues.

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (//ATM)

295 Egypt's outcomes have been better than average, and their approach was more medieval than modern.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM (UZVEt)


And there you go with Chesterton's Fence.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (C+evo)

296 271 Listen to the rewind of Levin's show from the previous night. Free, no commercials on his website.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:14 PM (s2VJv)

Have you considered doing a podcast? You already have the best show prep in the industry.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:18 PM (C+evo)


I have. I don't know I can do it solo. If it's just rereading my monologue that would be like 15 minutes.

Maybe a weekly. I need to figure it out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (s2VJv)

297 The Harris vaccine
Administered via the penis.

Applied directly to the forehead
Posted by: HEAD ON! at February 22, 2021 02:19 PM (63Dwl)

*****

You mean "splattered" on the forehead... right?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (flINI)

298 I don't understand the stampede to get the vaccine.

Family says 'come and see us...when you get the shot.'

Ummm, we'll wave and honk when we drive by.
Posted by: Zeera


Abbott the Boneless touts how many shots the state has given with the tagline,
"Always voluntary, never forced".

Good motherfucker. Because I'm not getting it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (yT7Mu)

299 Malevolent Elf and Undercover Bug-Chaser Anthony Fauci ...

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I read that as Butt-Chaser ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (wsx8x)

300 In the store the other day, 75% were wearing their "required" masks as beards.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (r+sAi)

301 Scientific method applies to experiments. A study usually means a statistical analysis of some sort.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 02:21 PM (Zm+LZ)


Yes. A statistical analysis after the fact, and inevitably without the requisite controls to solidify the conclusions.

In short, suggestive, not dispositive.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (iDxGz)

302 This means spanking the Turtles.
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 02:20 PM (/MaDp)

I'm hoping for turtle soup

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (ONvIw)

303 The 500 Masks of Bartholomew Cubbins

link in nick

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (m45I2)

304 Egypt's outcomes have been better than average, and their approach was more medieval than modern.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Leeches? Bleedings? Humors?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (yT7Mu)

305
I'm in the unemployment bucket as well. Combination of severance, unemployment dole, and what was supposed to be the down payment on a house. Yeah, sure, engineering is supposed to be one of those unaffected white collar jobs but I doubt that I have to go into much detail with this crowd about how our corporate frenz are always on the lookout for reasons to not engage in hiring and organic growth.

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The MBAs are just itching to toss out all their older employees (e.g. Her Majesty). Everything you heard a few years ago about the loss of experience is so much horse plums. Management looks at employees as fungible components.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (mht8P)

306 >>Yeah she always had a pretty big honker. Her large mams distracted people from that but she might have gotten it cut, too.


You can get a Nose Circumcision?

I think you are pulling my leg, here.

Where's Muldoon? I need a Ruling and a Code.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (udlQa)

307 Show me where I signed for any of that.
If had some actual conservative judges we could have a lot of fun with that. Remember all it would take is one "activist" conservative judge to make the regulatory/tax withholding state unsustainable.
Sure the appellate court/SC would keep smacking him/her down but it would create so much uncertainty that it would bring the whole house of cards down.


Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (qlFIA)

308 Fauci is at best a useless fuck. More likely a malignant goblin and mass AIDS murder.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (yQpMk)

309 303 The 500 Masks of Bartholomew Cubbins

link in nick
Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2021 02:22 PM (m45I2)


"The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (s2VJv)

310 Unless things have radically changed since I gave up on the topic (Narrator: they haven't), look at Sweden. No change in primary/secondary education (nothing), and ..... the same near immunity of kids to acute cases, and the teachers/staff experience mirrored that of the general population. That is, no reason to close schools. None. Last I looked, Sweden had zero pediatric mortality. Zero, in a population of around 10M.

Now ponder the idiocy, corruption, selfishness, and general worthlessness of the "education" business and the creatures that inhabit it (yes, including little Suzie's teacher that you like so much).

Or don't. Most won't. I understand. But don't pretend that's not what's happening/not happening.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (OTzUX)

311 For anyone who is thinking of doing any kind of radio, you must have a "made for radio " voice.

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (W8e/N)

312 254

Again, some schools are. Some are not. I suspect most are not. Schools for me have been opened since September.

Maybe I am in a small minority but virtually everything is open where I am. We were closed down for 6 weeks or so at the start of the madness. Then everything opened back up and we never looked back. There is a nightclub I drive by on y way home and Friday night it had a yuuuge line out the door.

Covid Shmovid.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (VBaD9)

313 >>The Harris vaccine
Administered via the penis.


Don't blink or you'll miss it!

Posted by: Dr Willie Brown at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (udlQa)

314 I notice among the masked set that black face diapers seem to be in fashion. I bet everybody is washing them on a daily basis, rotating a fresh one. Or it's probably a black mask doesn't show dirt, boogers and loogies.

I don't understand the black at all. Go with camo, it hides the dirt and crud and has the only benefit one could get from a mask and that it defeats facial recognition systems.

[pro tip: regular masks don't frustrate facial reco systems]

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (C+evo)

315 I did not wear a mask when preaching yesterday, even though I am in excess of 30. I did have a mask available in the event someone wanted me to pray for them.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (lgiXo)

316 Dear Fatso McCain...

We had someone else in charge. Someone who was handling the crisis like an adult and he got savaged by the media for talking about viable treatments. He also got cheated out of the office he won by a landslide thanks to people like you. Shut the fuck up, you insufferable twat.

Mayhem

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (Vxu+H)

317 What if we all just return to our normal lives and laugh at anyone who tries to stop us?

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (ofYez)

318 311 For anyone who is thinking of doing any kind of radio, you must have a "made for radio " voice.
Posted by: runner at February 22, 2021 02:24 PM (W8e/N)



I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (s2VJv)

319 For anyone who is thinking of doing any kind of radio, you must have a "made for radio " voice.

Explain Mark Levin.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (C+evo)

320 I just came back from the convenience store and not a single person was wearing the talisman.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (yQpMk)

321 Sure it's been pointed out, but Fauci has been doing this same song and dance since the 80s. Says one thing publicly on Tuesday and the opposite one Friday then acts like your the idiot for noticing.

He's a moron, and not the good kind.

He's also a career paper pushing ladder climber.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (rdbLX)

322 315 I did not wear a mask when preaching yesterday, even though I am in excess of 30. I did have a mask available in the event someone wanted me to pray for them.
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I ran around with scissors the other day.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (/MaDp)

323 >>> I went to church for the first time in almost a year yesterday. Monseigneur wore no mask at all until he was giving out communion. It was nice to see.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (NWM+b)


Sunday was the first for me too. I just could not stand it anymore. It's ridiculous and I'm acting like a some poor peasant in a shelled out conquered country who can't go to mass. But they DID! And it's cowardly for me to not go anymore. The priest at my church, I'm not going to besmirch him, but he's made us feel that his flock isn't necessary there since the covid. He's older and there's probably some fear.

Well that's a crappy excuse for me. So I drove the family to the cathedral downtown and will go there for now on.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (4tN2f)

324 >>or those idiotic "We believe in science/Love is Love/blah blah" signs in the front yard, parent(s) working from home or caretaker .... what's the problem?


Nothing worse than seeing "we're in this together" signs and the like in the yards of mansions last year. No, we are not all in it together. It's great that you can hang out with the kids and paint inspiring posters and do the latest instagam baking challenge, but that is not the experience for most people.

Author Chris Arnade had an excellent twitter summary of what lockdown was like for various classes, and being shut in your small apartment with kids, grandparents, and then having to take the subway to your nursing job bears no relation to the experience in the posh suburbs.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (bDqIh)

325 Malevolent Elf and Undercover Bug-Chaser Anthony Fauci ...
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I read that as Butt-Chaser ...


To-may-toe, to-mah-toe.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (qc+VF)

326 I notice among the masked set that black face diapers seem to be in fashion. I bet everybody is washing them on a daily basis, rotating a fresh one. Or it's probably a black mask doesn't show dirt, boogers and loogies.
Posted by: bill in arkansas


As I walk to the door of the store, I pull it out of my pocket, unroll it, put it on. Upon leaving the store, I take it off, roll it up, and cram it back in my pocket. Where it stays until next time.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (yT7Mu)

327 I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
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Lay off the Brussel Sprouts.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (/MaDp)

328 There is one area where the press and the state has been highly effective in shutting down information: treatment. There are now two good (one is extremely good) treatment regimes for the 'Rona and they are both almost laughably cheap. The Ivermectin+Vitamin D treatment is so effective (where it's been tried, which ain't here) that it effectively obviates any need for a vaccine. This could have been dealt with perfectly well by now and it would probably have cost a couple of billion dollars to do it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (UZVEt)

329 I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (s2VJv)


I have been a paying Rush subscriber for over a decade. I'll be glad to be charter member of a JJS podcast.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (C+evo)

330 I don't care what Meghan McCain says, thinks or looks like.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2021 01:58 PM (VP4Cd)


How shallow of you.

🤣

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (Zz0t1)

331 Scientific method applies to experiments. A study usually means a statistical analysis of some sort.

Here's your pedantic gold star for the day. Point still holds - dishonest engineers and scientists dishonestly perform experiments and studies all the time - to get preconceived results. Groups of dishonest engineers and scientists routinely validate these conclusions via peer review. None of the buzzwords and catch phrases - scientific method, peer review - are worth a pitcher of piss anymore.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (u2I6p)

332 Romney announced he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden because of her "mean tweets". At least he's consistent?

Posted by: Ian S. at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (ZGrMX)

333 "4) Old School is still the best school. You Quarantine the sick, not the healthy.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 02:13 PM (oHd/0)"

Oldest school is assuming everyone outside the village is suspect and dropping trees over the roads into town, and not letting anyone in. A long incubation period means quarantining the sick is pointless, and if this was truly lethal - think hardcore depopulation biowarfare - pulling up the drawbridge would be the right thing to do. It's how villages weather Ebola unscathed over in western africa.

Which is in a half-assed way what some of this was nominally about - except they never really meant it. The progs have bounced around between any position they felt would benefit them since this broke publicly in Jan 2020. First they worked hard to throw open the borders and delay research on treatment, vaccines, and its origin, then they pivoted to freaking out by enacting measures that didn't do shit for the virus but predominately impacted deplorables or covered for election fuckery.

War isn't coming, it's already here. This is the biggest biowarfare action in history.

Posted by: someguy at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (BaGvt)

334
When the debt bomb pops we are getting Zimbabwe style inflation.

But in the mean time they say we have NO inflation and close to zero per sent interest rates.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (63Dwl)

335 329 I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (s2VJv)

I have been a paying Rush subscriber for over a decade. I'll be glad to be charter member of a JJS podcast.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at February 22, 2021 02:26 PM (C+evo)


Okay then. Time to get off my ass and figure out how to do one!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (s2VJv)

336 Officialdom here in NC insists they are strictly following the science. Well, apparently the science now says that after vaccinating a few hundred thousands seniors and promising the teachers $2,000.00 bonuses, schools are now safe to open.

Posted by: Jack S. Phogbound, Esquire at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (9X60i)

337 I've been told I have a voice made for radio and a face to match.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (lgiXo)

338 You could interview me JJ for some well thought out reasoned opinions, that should get you to 15 minutes and 10 seconds.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (r+sAi)

339 332 Romney announced he won't vote to confirm Neera Tanden because of her "mean tweets". At least he's consistent?
Posted by: Ian S. at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (ZGrMX)

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"Better than having ideals on things like policy."
-Romney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (NWM+b)

340 Let's say I am a passenger on a bus.
The driver of the bus hits a pedestrian and maybe injures the pedestrian or worse.
I am not liable.
Show me my signature on a legal document that says I've approved of this run up on the debt.
Then I might listen to your argument that I owe $84,ooo.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (w7KSn)

341 Revenant, my favorite so far has been the (repeated, in several states/counties) bait/switch on restaurants, which resulted in always-low-margin businesses barely hanging on thru the idiocy stocking up perishables (going further into debt usually) and then having closures imposed again just before re-opening or shortly after.

I use the term "vandalism" here a lot, and advisedly.

It's astounding.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (OTzUX)

342 Explain Mark Levin.

Or Ben Shapiro. I'd rather hear his sister's boobehs than his little squeak.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (HaL55)

343 335 Okay then. Time to get off my ass and figure out how to do one!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (s2VJv)

==========

*cough*

*movie segment*

*cough*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (NWM+b)

344
Okay then. Time to get off my ass and figure out how to do one!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (s2VJv)


Ask Shorty McBigKnockers. I hear she's got a podcast going.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

345 For anyone who is thinking of doing any kind of radio, you must have a "made for radio " voice.
Posted by: runner

I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Sadly, I have a face for radio and a voice for print.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (yT7Mu)

346 You can't help but notice that the two much more deadly viral outbreaks that Fauci was nonchalant about exposing the rest of us to - GRIDS/HIV/AIDS and Ebola - each primarily affected left wing mascot groups (gays and black African foreigners, respectively). In those cases, curtailing things like drugged up anonymous sex with multiple men per night in bathhouses was deemed a bridge too far. But somehow putting 300+ million on modified house arrest for a year thus far and condemning the non-laptop class to penury (while this fucking smoothbrain first opposed travel bans in the early days of COVID) is not a burden worth examining.


Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (ssz2a)

347 Someone pointed out that the limits of COVID
response - i.e., you can't limit international travel but you could
crush small business and stultify a Nation's children (at least the ones
not in private schools) to keep sainted teachers safe - all tracks
perfectly with the liberal pieties of the ruling class, regardless of
what "the (I FUCKING LOVE) science" says on any particular issue. But
since assholes like Fauci subscribe to all of those liberal pieties, and
they make pronouncements consistent with them, they're not subject to
the scrutiny of science.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (ssz2a)

348 If anyone had been serious about the virus from the beginning the first think you would do is *completely* shut the border. And I'm talking shooting anyone sneaking into Texas.
Instead we got arguments that stopping people from coming here was rayciss.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (qlFIA)

349 Anybody want some Dorito crumbs? They've aged in my sweaty fat rolls.

Posted by: Meghan McCain's Back Fat at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (ZSrej)

350 What if we all just return to our normal lives and laugh at anyone who tries to stop us?

That's what I've been trying to do from the get-go. Unfortunately, as far as I'm concerned it will never be "normal" until this f'n mask mania dies a well-deserved death.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (W4eKo)

351 343 335 Okay then. Time to get off my ass and figure out how to do one!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (s2VJv)

==========

*cough*

*movie segment*

*cough*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM (NWM+b)

I like movies and am interested in hearing opinions about them.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (9mfKN)

352 'You have a voice good enough for Radio' is a nice compliment.


'You have a dick good enough for porn' is a better one, though.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (udlQa)

353 Hi. I look like a plump vagina, only sweatier.

Posted by: Meghan McCain's Back Fat at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (ZSrej)

354 I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


*****

Funny thing. I always imagined your voice as sort of a cross between Gilbert Gottfried and Foghorn Legnorn.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (m45I2)

355 Here's your pedantic gold star for the day. Point still holds - dishonest engineers and scientists dishonestly perform experiments and studies all the time - to get preconceived results. Groups of dishonest engineers and scientists routinely validate these conclusions via peer review. None of the buzzwords and catch phrases - scientific method, peer review - are worth a pitcher of piss anymore.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (u2I6p)

The scientific method is a valid and useful tool for conducting experiments. Statistical analysis are not functional for reasons that are too long to get into, but it's not a purely people problem. What is called hypothesis testing in statistics doesn't actually work.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (Zm+LZ)

356 Fauci is an immunologist aka a vaccine salesman.

He's trying to keep demand up. Fear based marketing. Its probably one of the more immoral things that's ever occurred in the history of the United States.

Posted by: Fauci is part of the problem, and at some point, he be all of the problem at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (vM7p8)

357
I'm not claiming to be the second coming of Paul Frees or James Earl Jones, but I consider myself as having air quality.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Boris Badenov reads the bible.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (63Dwl)

358 351 I like movies and am interested in hearing opinions about them.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (9mfKN)

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Reading them is just wrong, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (NWM+b)

359 I went to church for the first time in almost a year yesterday. Monseigneur wore no mask at all until he was giving out communion. It was nice to see.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:09 PM (NWM+b)


Sunday was the first for me too. I just could not stand it anymore. It's ridiculous and I'm acting like a some poor peasant in a shelled out conquered country who can't go to mass. But they DID! And it's cowardly for me to not go anymore. The priest at my church, I'm not going to besmirch him, but he's made us feel that his flock isn't necessary there since the covid. He's older and there's probably some fear.

Well that's a crappy excuse for me. So I drove the family to the cathedral downtown and will go there for now on.
Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 02:25 PM (4tN2f)

Same here. The church has a small sign asking people to wear masks; it is ignored by about 80% of worshippers, the alter boys, and the priest until time for communion. Pretty much seems to be if you want to wear one, go ahead. If you don't, not a problem.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 02:31 PM (Ed8Zd)

360 Hi. I look like an elephants knees, only white as an albinos ass.

Posted by: Meghan McCain's Back Fat at February 22, 2021 02:31 PM (ZSrej)

361 One of the first things I hoped Trump would do, but did not, was to redefine inflation back to "prices are going up for the average consumer" rather than "we cherry picked specific types of prices and balance them out so it seems like there's no inflation no matter how badly your costs rise".

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

362 Ask Shorty McBigKnockers. I hear she's got a podcast going.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:28 PM


I like your "live life on the edge" attitude, Sponge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (ejd/p)

363 It's hard to fathom that many of us (against our will) have lost or will lose a couple of years of celebrations, funerals, travel, weddings, etc.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (FMoYW)

364 The Daily Show featuring J.J. Sefton!!

....oh.......wait......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (jvt6t)

365 Someone pointed out that the limits of COVID
response - i.e., you can't limit international travel

Posted by: Alec Leamas


Why can't you?
For pleasure? Sorry. Country is closed. Moose out front should have told you.

Business? Teams meetings.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (yT7Mu)

366 253
Look on the bright side. There's been a boom in refrigerated morgue trucks to store all the corpses of those murdered by Trump Disease.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:16 PM (mht8P)


Yeah, those trucks must be worn-out. Because The Angel of Death Cuomo is running another cover-up. All of the medical personnel in NYC died months and months ago, didn't they, from having to reuse N95 respirators and wear trash bags because there were no gowns. The story of the mass death of NYC doctors and nurses has been covered-up tight so far.

Posted by: Gref at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (AMIL/)

367 358 351 I like movies and am interested in hearing opinions about them.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 02:29 PM (9mfKN)

=========

Reading them is just wrong, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (NWM+b)

Easier to listen to an opinion while working than it is to read one.

I do enjoy the weekend movie thread, although I have no time on the weekends to comment.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (9mfKN)

368 Doktor Fauxi: once again testing the public's ability to pull his finger.

Posted by: ProfShade - Ashli Babbit report? at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (2cezm)

369 I've been told often that I have a very comforting voice, and I did DJ for a summer at a college station, but I don't think I have a good radio voice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (KZzsI)

370 Catching up to the news - Supremes ensure voter unrest in future - so much for Kavanaugh and Barrett as "our" judges. Cowards ,traitors and thieves.

Posted by: Rando East Texas Poster at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (QZ/dC)

371
341 Revenant, my favorite so far has been the (repeated, in several states/counties) bait/switch on restaurants, which resulted in always-low-margin businesses barely hanging on thru the idiocy stocking up perishables (going further into debt usually) and then having closures imposed again just before re-opening or shortly after.

I use the term "vandalism" here a lot, and advisedly.

It's astounding.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (OTzUX)
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I just assume at this point that any restaurant that survives is engaging in black-market / non-compliant sales. Those that are unwilling to do that will almost certainly never re-open.

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (//ATM)

372 Oh, and one more thing about the Diamond Princess: of the ~700 positive tests, ~390 of them - or 56% - were "asymptomatic."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (UZVEt)

373
I like your "live life on the edge" attitude, Sponge.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2021 02:32 PM (ejd/p)


YOLO, baby.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

374 >>> 352 'You have a voice good enough for Radio' is a nice compliment.


'You have a dick good enough for porn' is a better one, though.
Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (udlQa)


Wait, ... so when she said I have a dick good enough for radio, ... that might not have been a positive assessment?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (4tN2f)

375 If you strum me, I sound like two walruses mating.

Posted by: Meghan McCain's Back Fat at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (ZSrej)

376 I'd like the lockdowners to have some skin in the game.
When they recommend a new lockdown they make a prediction regarding the positive impact of the lockdown.
If they are wrong they lose everything.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (lgiXo)

377 >>Wait, ... so when she said I have a dick good enough for radio, ... that might not have been a positive assessment?


She was being kind.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (udlQa)

378 I am starting to picture the JJS show with various long movie reviews, talk of boobs and political commentary interspersed with Muldoon limericks with chimes on either side.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (r+sAi)

379 'You have a voice good enough for Radio' is a nice compliment.


'You have a dick good enough for porn' is a better one, though.
Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (udlQa)


''you have a dick good enough for radio' is not so good.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (Ed8Zd)

380 Well, I was an effing prophet, I knew from the get-go this was bullshit. Lost a few friends but eff em. I know bullshit when I see or hear it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (FMoYW)

381 nood

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (ONvIw)

382 "more people died from suicide and quarantine related misery than from the virus, "

Because it skews so old, Covid has only shortened American life expectancy by one day. Opioid ODs are far worse by my math, because it skews young.

350 million Americans / 350,000 dead. 0.1% One in a thousand.

Who lose 1,000 days of life -- my assumption. So on average, one day.





Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (ZHVt1)

383 New normal after mid-terms s my bet. Gotta make mail-in-vote-farming the new normal first.

Posted by: n8sebaka at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (kpIz4)

384 Tony Fauci is like that little butt squeeze of gas you tried to control but ended up being a juicy shart. We're all waddling off into the future because of some fucking retard pretending to be a scientist.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (03n3v)

385 YOLO, baby.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

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You just made the list....

Posted by: Francis w/ BOOBS!! at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (jvt6t)

386
When they recommend a new lockdown they make a prediction regarding the positive impact of the lockdown.
If they are wrong they lose everything.
Posted by: Northern lurker at February 22, 2021 02:34 PM (lgiXo)

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If their predictions are wrong it doesn't mean they're wrong, it means that you didn't follow their diktats with sufficiently slavish devotion. So it's your fault and you lose everything.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:36 PM (mht8P)

387 The MBAs are just itching to toss out all their older employees (e.g. Her Majesty). Everything you heard a few years ago about the loss of experience is so much horse plums. Management looks at employees as fungible components.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (mht8P)


The problem: MBAs and (retarded) management tend to look at costs, and not consider what they're getting for those costs.

Sure, a rookie comes cheap. So do apprentices in the trades. But there's a reason for that: it's because they don't yet have the skills or knowledge of someone who's been doing this for a while, but who costs a bit more.

I used to argue against this attitude among business guys, who in general were not excessively bright.

"Suppose you needed surgery. Would you rather have a newly-minted surgeon on his first solo operation, or the head of surgery at Johns Hopkins?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:36 PM (iDxGz)

388 Trump delayed the burning times for four years. Now we are in the burning times and there will be fresh outrages every day with very little any of us can do about it. That breeds depression and resignation which are not helpful at this time. Instead, focus on what you can do for yourself and yours, become resilient financially, physically, and emotionally, and if you do anything political focus on collaborationists on the right, like Ace has, these sellouts want you as dead as their leftist friends do.

For peace of mind, just concentrate on self and family, perhaps friends of the non leftist variety. If you have leftist friends, family members, or acquaintences, I would strongly advise not talking politics at all to them even when the current regime pisses them off which it will inevitably do. Tell them frankly that they voted for it and you do not care to discuss it further as it is not your problem.

The leftist corporatist fever will break sooner or later and like in most cases, it will be unpredictable when it does but remember this in this case and all future cases, corporations and bureaucracies are not your friends.

Posted by: whig at February 22, 2021 02:36 PM (pO7gM)

389 We're all waddling off into the future because of some fucking retard pretending to be a scientist.

"I am sure I have no idea what you are talking about"
--Representative Nadler

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 02:37 PM (KZzsI)

390 I don't really understand people of faith who are petrified for themselves.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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I don't get it either.

Posted by: SMH at February 22, 2021 02:37 PM (G3r2q)

391
Something I have kept an eye on during the pandemic is global CO2 levels. You would think that shutting down the world's economy for a year would impact the trendline. That is, if mankind actually has any impact at all.

However, you can see here (remove space after gov): https://www.esrl.noaa.gov /gmd/ccgg/trends/

No change in the trend at all. Even the seasonal oscillation due to winter in the northern hemisphere is identical to other years. So think about it: in order to slow the rate of increase (forget actually decrease!) humanity would theoretically have to resort to cutbacks that dwarf what we are going through right now.

Posted by: StefanH at February 22, 2021 02:37 PM (v841j)

392 Those morgue trucks could do double duty once the mortuaries get caught up. School bus seats, maybe a couple windows, and you can transport the new invaders from the border to whatever town they'll be released in. More than likely towns PDT carried by large margins.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at February 22, 2021 02:38 PM (I58tH)

393 A modest suggestion for those who live in areas where the stores require masks and you grudgingly don the mask as you enter, in order to "get along" maybe it would be worthwhile to not don the mask until you enter and a store employee tells you you need one, then don it.. No need to be confrontational, but put the burden on them. Make them say it, I wager most employees don't relish being enforcers.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 22, 2021 02:38 PM (m45I2)

394 350 million Americans / 350,000 dead. 0.1% One in a thousand.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 02:35 PM (ZHVt1)


How many people over 65 normally die per month?

~170,000.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:38 PM (iDxGz)

395 No change in the trend at all. Even the seasonal oscillation due to winter in the northern hemisphere is identical to other years. So think about it: in order to slow the rate of increase (forget actually decrease!) humanity would theoretically have to resort to cutbacks that dwarf what we are going through right now.
Posted by: StefanH at February 22, 2021 02:37 PM (v841j)


That's because the CO2 is lurking in the deep ocean, along with missing heat. Lurking ... waiting ... biding their time ... (cue Jaws theme).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:40 PM (iDxGz)

396 The scientific method is a valid and useful tool for conducting
experiments. Statistical analysis are not functional for reasons that
are too long to get into, but it's not a purely people problem. What is
called hypothesis testing in statistics doesn't actually work.


If the person using the scientific method is driven by any agenda other than the pursuit of scientific truth - then the usefulness of the scientific method is moot. In that case, "scientific method" is nothing more than another tool used by the technical con artist to fool the faithful rubes. So, once more - blind faith in the "scientific method" is a fool's game. Blind faith in those who purport to engage in it is even more naive.

Most any tool is useful in the hands of an honest man. Most any tool can be used for ill in any others. And even honest men make mistakes. So enough with the loving reverence for the "Scientific Method". It's a tool - no more, and no less.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 02:40 PM (u2I6p)

397 361

I bought a new 43 inch Samsung 4K TV for $289. 10 years ago that was a $700 TV without 4K obviously.

This is part of inflation as well. And applies to any tech like laptops, tablets, phones, etc.

So now the counter to that is you buy eggs every week but only buy a laptop once every few years. True. But eggs cost $5 and a laptop costs $1000. Average them out and they cost the same over 4 years. And that is why inflation is low overall even if the price of eggs seems to be always increasing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:40 PM (VBaD9)

398 it would be nice to have traditionalists in the media so they could ask "Mr. Biden, do you agree with Dr Fauci about..."

a boy can dream

Posted by: Dr. DJ3Way at February 22, 2021 02:40 PM (bhPL1)

399 If a store wants me to wear a mask, I will wear a mask. If the govt wants me to wear a mask then I say LOLGF.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 02:42 PM (VBaD9)

400 341 Revenant, my favorite so far has been the (repeated, in several states/counties) bait/switch on restaurants, which resulted in always-low-margin businesses barely hanging on thru the idiocy stocking up perishables (going further into debt usually) and then having closures imposed again just before re-opening or shortly after.

I use the term "vandalism" here a lot, and advisedly.

It's astounding.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 02:27 PM (OTzUX)


Rhomboid, restaurants in Carlsbad are saying "fuggit" and re-opening for indoor dining, telling Governor Hair Gel to pound sand.

https://tinyurl.com/y7ceg9fb

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 02:43 PM (iDxGz)

401 Homey don't 'church' and Homey don't 'mask.' Any questions? Too bad.

Posted by: Dr_No at February 22, 2021 02:43 PM (mu5GU)

402 Amazing how all their strong powerful women are all either dedicated knobgobblers or the wives of well known men.
Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:56 PM (jBRLB)


Not that I'm inclined to defend that homewrecking skeezer but she did make a boatload of money slinging that Clydesdale urine.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:45 PM (y7DUB)

403 We have folks in our congregation that insist on not only wearing their masks, but on attempting to bind mask wearing on everyone.

Other folks are often seen about town, but refuse to come to worship because, virus death cult.

Frankly, it's utterly astounding, insanely frustrating and borderline obscene.

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at February 22, 2021 02:45 PM (MkuC5)

404 The scientific and mathematical ignorance produced by the American educational system has effectively led scientists to use faux dialectic methods where they dress up prior assumptions and support it with cherry picked data and methods to produce the desired results. And most people buy it because conflict has become hateful to most people with the rancid civility norm substituting for truth.

A useful heuristic is to think of most research findings as probabilistic in nature and you should require similar evidence from multiple studies using a variety of data and methods as well as researchers to overcome the null hypothesis of no result, no correlation, no causation, etc. In other words, reject all hypotheses from studies unless it reaches the clear and convincing evidence standard or beyond a reasonable doubt if you prefer. Certainly reject all media coverage of research studies as these are pr pieces, not actual studies to be evaluated.

Posted by: whig at February 22, 2021 02:47 PM (pO7gM)

405 We have folks in our congregation that insist on not only wearing their masks, but on attempting to bind mask wearing on everyone.

Other folks are often seen about town, but refuse to come to worship because, virus death cult.


They're being test and failing badly.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 02:48 PM (y7DUB)

406 They want non-sheeplike people to kill themselves. That's the only explanation.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2021 02:57 PM (rkX5O)

407 Ace is on a new thread.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2021 02:58 PM (rkX5O)

408 You can't get COVID from sitting at baseball games either: https://tinyurl.com/56zhshuy

Posted by: Fedup at February 22, 2021 03:10 PM (68ya+)

409 FYI

COMING CLIMATE CHANGE LOCKDOWNS

citizenfreepress.com/breaking/coming-soon-climate-lockdowns/

Posted by: Corner Stone at February 22, 2021 03:30 PM (XqXVp)

410 time for the "elf" to go away

Posted by: Robert Kendall at February 22, 2021 03:41 PM (+UGno)

411 280 Scuttlebutt is Trump will announce he is running in 2024.

I assume Dominion will have an app for that and the lockdown will be doubled down for four years.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 02:17 PM

Hmmmm.... dies not sound like him, to announce this early, prevent a few years of will he / wont he free publicity?

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There's that new rule that a candidate for President can't be investigated. Of course, that doesn't apply to Trump, but.....

Posted by: Otto von Blotto at February 22, 2021 04:14 PM (oTg6S)

412 This will be over when men like Fauci are dead

He is an evil piece of shit

Posted by: Big Star at February 22, 2021 05:13 PM (pvJV4)

413 How bout you stop using this lie to control people. The time for honoring yourself will soon be over, Highness.

Posted by: kevin j marss at February 22, 2021 08:47 PM (appNN)

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