Dow Finishes Day at +1067 (Where's Kurt?);
Trump Pitches 0% Withholding Tax for Rest of Year, to Ease Economy Through Virus Shock

Wow, a thousand point surge.

I'm going to guess the media will name this The Joe Biden Rally 2.0.

Why did it jump so much?

Well, probably partly due to people figuring out that the media is deliberately trying to cause a panic based on a virus that, while dangerous for some, is probably going to turn out to be the Y2K of pandemics.

But also partly due to Trump's proposal of a payroll cut:


Stock markets rally, with Dow surging 1,000 points at closing bell

Markets rallied after reports President Trump is considering a permanent payroll tax cut to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

...

President Donald Trump met with lawmakers on Tuesday afternoon to discuss "major" steps to ease concerns about the economy in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Investors wavered throughout the day, parsing headlines and reports that focused on whether a robust economic package could be introduced quickly enough to shore up the growing financial impact from the coronavirus.

The odds of this happening are... zero.

But, the Democrats are playing a game of claiming that any downturn in the economy, even if caused by an epidemic which started in China and is ravaging the world, is the fault of the Bad Orange Man.

This is a political gambit to say, "Well, if you care about the economy, join me in strengthening it."

I'd like to see what the Democrats have to say about why they're refusing to do this.


I mean: If they're soooo Concerned about the economy and all.

Or are they just Concerned that it might remain too strong?

Trump pitched 0% payroll tax rate for the rest of the year, White House official says


President Donald Trump, in a meeting with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday, pitched a 0% payroll tax rate that would last through the rest of this year, a White House official told CNBC.

The development comes as Trump and the White House try to put together an economic stimulus plan to counteract the impact from the widening coronavirus outbreak.

The White House is also considering federal assistance for the shale industry as oil prices have tanked in recent days due to a price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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1 meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:26 PM (d7Ww2)

2 motherfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:27 PM (d7Ww2)

3 forgot a meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:27 PM (d7Ww2)

4 Here I was thinking golf with Paige wassername.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 10, 2020 04:27 PM (axyOa)

5 The Donald is the Trollmaster in Chief.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:28 PM (RD7QR)

6 I sit here in semi retirement and chuckle.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 10, 2020 04:29 PM (axyOa)

7 there it goes again! I can't control it! it can see me from outer space!*


* guess the reference

Posted by: DanMan at March 10, 2020 04:29 PM (kFOoV)

8 Wait, I don't get anything from a payroll tax cut!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 10, 2020 04:29 PM (xfb67)

9 So, the articles seem to be conflicting. Is this a permanent payroll tax cut, a temporary one, or elements of both? (0 for 2020, lower after that)

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:29 PM (a/dOO)

10 The markets will never recover to Obama-era levels ~Krugtron the Invincible.

Posted by: Flyguy at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (3sOO0)

11 Is Kurt banned, or just shamefully staying away today, only to be back tomorrow or the next day when this elongated "W" continues and the Dow sheds 400+ before recovering again?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (I2dne)

12 The stock market has been absolutely absurd the last few weeks.

Thousand point swings each way day after day.

If it were consistently down, that'd be one thing. If the ups were much smaller than the downs, that would be another.

Last week we had one of the largest point losses ever followed by the single highest point gain ever.

I don't expect rationality from the stock market, but this is Lewis Carrol territory. Send in the Jabberwock.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (zZbCU)

13 Sadly the GOP doesn't seem on board with the temporary tax cut.

Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (5qroD)

14 Won't this just deplete Social Security faster?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (pndC3)

15 Tariff on imported oil. Tell Mexico and Canada: "There's going to be a tariff wall on crude oil. Which side of it do you want to be on? Choose wisely."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (miJU3)

16
yep



they're getting hammered



Chinatown in Philly is dead, just utterly empty


Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid



I figured.
I was sketchy about most chinese joints, anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (JUHl9)

17 9 So, the articles seem to be conflicting. Is this a permanent payroll tax cut, a temporary one, or elements of both? (0 for 2020, lower after that)
Posted by: Virginia SoCon a

Trump pitched 0% payroll tax rate for the rest of the year


*for the rest of the year implies a temporary one.

you know, if you read it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (d7Ww2)

18 That's it. I am taking up golf.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (1CjJc)

19 11 Is Kurt banned, or just shamefully staying away today, only to be back tomorrow or the next day when this elongated "W" continues and the Dow sheds 400+ before recovering again?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (I2dne)

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He's been banned several times. It's just a question of whether he restarts his VPN or not.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (zZbCU)

20 interesting proposal. won't help millionaires or billionaires or illegals or those who won't work.

Posted by: x at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (nFwvY)

21 0%? Please

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (1kmUZ)

22 14 Won't this just deplete Social Security faster?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (pndC3)

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Do it.

I'm not getting anything from it anyway. Why should I pay into it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (zZbCU)

23 The only reason the DOW is up this high is because Trump proposed an income tax holiday through November.


Watch for democrats to "pounce"" on this news as a ploy to help Trump win reelection.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)

24 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Good job, globalists shitheads. Trump should declare a national emergency and fire up U.S. drug plants

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)

25 Fear mongers have nothing to base their fear on

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (ZCEU2)

26 interesting proposal. Won't help millionaires or billionaires or illegals or those who won't work.



*touches nose*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (pndC3)

27 14 Won't this just deplete Social Security faster?
Posted by: Grump928(C)


send in the clowns
it's already gone

Posted by: x at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (nFwvY)

28 I hope there is an equal self employment tax break.

Posted by: tommylotto at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (dYinJ)

29 SELL SELL SELL
BUY BUY BUY
SELL SELL SELL

dammit

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (v0R5T)

30 I like this 'less tax' idea.

Next, let's do a 'less spend' plan.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (d1uFV)

31 Financial adviser sent out a market update today saying market has priced in another .5% cut by the Fed next week.

Posted by: WisRich at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (G0vdT)

32 Kurt?

Gloryholin'.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (oVJmc)

33 Watch for democrats to "pounce"" on this news as a ploy to help Trump win reelection.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM

As opposed to these pricks trying to use corona panic to hurt Trump.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (TNy/K)

34 Lets do the 0% withholding for the rest of the year, and then force people to cough it up on 4/15/21. Past the election so no worries there, plus it might just finally make people realize that free benefits are not even close to free.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (kUmUV)

35 My new favorite line: CORVID-19 is the Y2K of pandemics.

Posted by: I'm Joe Biden and I am not sure why I am here at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (LpS8/)

36 *for the rest of the year implies a temporary one.



you know, if you read it.

Posted by: nurse ratched




There you go again, throwing that "I can read" thing back in my face.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (AwQxg)

37 it's already gone



We are good on full benefits until 2030, and then we may have to start taking a haircut.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (pndC3)

38 Democrats aren't trying to help the economy, they're busy trying to think of ways to drive it into a big hole.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (LISuA)

39 Anyone ever ask Bernie or Joe what they would do under the present conditions? Maybe during their debate the will enlighten us, won't hold my breath for either one will give any real details other than Orange Man Bad.

Posted by: Colin at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (2fmAR)

40 Oil up about 11.4%, There are market rumors the Saudi's are rethinking their flood and lower strategy. They have reengaged the Russians.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (VpIIl)

41 23 The only reason the DOW is up this high is because Trump proposed an income tax holiday through November.


Watch for democrats to "pounce"" on this news as a ploy to help Trump win reelection.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)


Wow. Doing things for people they want and are beneficial as a means to earn a vote. What a concept!

Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (pS94+)

42
OK, if the Chinese want to withhold antibiotics, then we/Israel ought to withhold the vaccine we inevitably devise well before them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (AzW6q)

43 Though, again, Trump could literally cure the virus, all viruses, personally and it wouldn't make Democrats like him.

This is about power and religion, nothing more.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (d1uFV)

44 39 Anyone ever ask Bernie or Joe what they would do under the present conditions? Maybe during their debate the will enlighten us, won't hold my breath for either one will give any real details other than Orange Man Bad.
Posted by: Colin at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (2fmAR)


Round up conservatives and shoot them with AR-14 pew-pews....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (pS94+)

45 Donald Trump does not just sit back and let events drive him; he prefers to jump on back and ride events.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Post Primary Sale - Used Prognostications & Predictions 1/2 Off at The Outrage Outlet! at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (hLRSq)

46 So they won't withhold the taxes, but we still have to pay up next year? If so, then everyone has to write a big check to Uncle Sam and see how they fuck us slowly with every paycheck?

Posted by: Roy at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (SUJyY)

47 43 Though, again, Trump could literally cure the virus, all viruses, personally and it wouldn't make Democrats like him.

This is about power and religion, nothing more.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (d1uFV)

===========

"Really, it's about sex."
-Dr. Freud.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (zZbCU)

48 Sadly the GOP doesn't seem on board with the temporary tax cut.
Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (5qroD)


Remaking the GOP into a real political party instead of an ideological mishmash of grifters and cocksuckers is DJT's biggest challenge.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (y7DUB)

49 Honestly, this isn't the best of ideas. The effects of the flu are overblown and the economic impact will be gone by summer.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (YslsA)

50 14 Won't this just deplete Social Security faster?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (pndC3)

They normally make Social Security and Medicare "whole" by then transferring the amount that would have gone to the trust funds from the general fund. However, that just means that much more federal borrowing.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (a/dOO)

51 Here I was thinking golf with Paige wassername.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 10, 2020 04:27 PM (axyOa)
.........

Does that work as good as thinking about baseball?

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (v0R5T)

52 Merkel says 60 to 70% of Germans *will* be infected.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8096955

So she's essentially saying there will be no attempt to mitigate it.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (XzVUd)

53 >>Watch for democrats to "pounce"" on this news as a ploy to help Trump win reelection.

Trump is literally quid pro quoing voters.

Impeach!

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (ZLI7S)

54 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Good job, globalists shitheads. Trump should declare a national emergency and fire up U.S. drug plants
Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)
+++++++++++++++
Who's IP is it? If they're generic, then absolutely - onshore production as quickly as possible.

If they're not generic and the IP is owned by even a single American firm, then onshore production as quickly as possible as well (of course) and put a 125% tariff on *all* Chinese imports.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (I2dne)

55 I have no idea if my theory is sound, but when I see the markets falling like a rock, and going past the trading breaks during the day, my suspicion is that the computerized trading is reacting to the market changes and they keep just selling until the closing bell.

Then the next day, the computers reset, see that there are major bargains on the market and head in the opposite direction.

Not saying they do this without human intervention, but I suspect the intervention happens after the markets close.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (qf0sR)

56


We can't do that, what about all the black people and MUH RACISM!!!


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (gKgWg)

57 Oil up about 11.4%, There are market rumors the
Saudi's are rethinking their flood and lower strategy. They have
reengaged the Russians.

Posted by: Marcus T at March



I just can't see selling chickens for 2 bucks apiece when it takes 4 bucks to raise em.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (AwQxg)

58 One can only imagine what a President Biden would have done in this situation. Appear in the Oval Office wearing Chinese garb and singing the Flower Drum Song theme while making his eyes go all squinty with his fingers.

Posted by: Cheri at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (oiNtH)

59 Investors wavered throughout the day, parsing headlines and reports that focused on whether a robust economic package could be introduced quickly enough to shore up the growing financial impact from the coronavirus.

--

I can see them signing onto this...if they can lard it up. Amnesty and every other wet dream they have. Then when Trump won't sign off on it, it's right back to him handling the pandemic (*insert 1950s scifi movie scream*) poorly and hoping people die.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (JoUsr)

60 Won't this just deplete Social Security faster?
Posted by: Grump928(C)

--

FICA taxes go in the same pocket as income taxes, the general fund.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (YslsA)

61
Honestly, this isn't the best of ideas. The effects of the flu are overblown and the economic impact will be gone by summer.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (YslsA)

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I agree with Ace, this isn't a real idea. Trump does this all the time - make an offer, knowing it will be refused, and puts the onus on the Dems to justify their obstructionism.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (AzW6q)

62 The stock trading all runs on algorithms. Computer driven buying and selling from the big institutions.

There is very little human input at all, unless there is a hold/stop trading order in place.

All the computer driven moves by the big institutions look at a lot of the same fundamentals, and the markets move accordingly. Which is why these sometimes massive downturns happen, because their programs all pretty much look at the same thing.
Real stock brokers and the big institutional traders don't want to admit what "Captain Dunsell's" they really are now.
But there are just too many shares traded everyday for normal people to manage it. It's all driven by computer trading.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (vcOmj)

63 But a payroll tax cut only helps people with jobs!

And it cuts out after $130K so the billionaires and zillionaires will...umm...it's BAD!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (gd9RK)

64 0% Withholding Tax

Unng...UNNNNGH... UNNNNGGGG OHMYGOD!

Couldn't help it. The words alone put me right over the top.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (XmV7U)

65 The article are said "Markets rallied after reports President Trump is considering a permanent payroll tax cut to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

..."

Yes, I can read.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (a/dOO)

66 42
OK, if the Chinese want to withhold antibiotics, then we/Israel ought to withhold the vaccine we inevitably devise well before them.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (AzW6q)

Well we were stupid to outsource all of this to the Chinese. Did we expect anything different? Were we going to wait for them to get a big military superiority and then beg? But Richie Rich did make a lot of billions, so there's that/

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (ONvIw)

67 Merkel says 60 to 70% of Germans *will* be infected.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8096955

So she's essentially saying there will be no attempt to mitigate it.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (XzVUd)
+++++++++++++
Nevertheless, Germans persist in voting for her.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (I2dne)

68 FICA taxes go in the same pocket as income taxes, the general fund.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada


THEY GO INTO A LOCKBOX!!

Posted by: Al Gore, burning up the world at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (vcOmj)

69 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).



Good job, globalists shitheads. Trump should declare a national emergency and fire up U.S. drug plants


Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM

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This is actually great news and I hope they try and follow through on it.


This more than anything will finally show the American people that dependency on China for critical goods is a horrible concept and Trump can run with that to bring that manufacturing back to the US.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (JUOKG)

70 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).


Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)

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Can you give us a link on this threat? I don't see it doing a quick news search.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (LISuA)

71 why not give government employees a trillion dollars a year forever?

Posted by: Mike O's husband at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (nFwvY)

72 62 "Captain Dunsell's" they really are now.
But there are just too many shares traded everyday for normal people to manage it. It's all driven by computer trading.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (vcOmj)


"Soros, coordinate! Oh, wait a second..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (pS94+)

73 Donald Trump does not just sit back and let events drive him; he prefers to jump on back and ride events.


Like a Russian hooker.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (oVJmc)

74 Paula Creamer was pretty hot. Probably still is.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (ZnKVV)

75 67 Merkel says 60 to 70% of Germans *will* be infected.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8096955

So she's essentially saying there will be no attempt to mitigate it.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (XzVUd)
+++++++++++++
Nevertheless, Germans persist in voting for her.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (I2dne)

==========

Well, at least she's not going to run again.

And her chosen successor lost her seat, I think.

Merkel's leaving her party in as good of shape as her country.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (zZbCU)

76
Trump is literally quid pro quoing voters.

Impeach!
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (ZLI7S)

-------

It's Voter Kuhluzhion!!!!!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (AzW6q)

77 I'm an oil guy and Trump needs to let the industry fight it's own corner. Help = intrusion in different cycles.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (xceTB)

78 54 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Good job, globalists shitheads. Trump should declare a national emergency and fire up U.S. drug plants
Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)
+++++++++++++++
Who's IP is it? If they're generic, then absolutely - onshore production as quickly as possible.

If they're not generic and the IP is owned by even a single American firm, then onshore production as quickly as possible as well (of course) and put a 125% tariff on *all* Chinese imports.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (I2dne)

It is my understanding that we have several pharma manufacturing plants lying idle that could be spun up and producing in short order.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (XmV7U)

79 58 One can only imagine what a President Biden would have done in this situation. Appear in the Oval Office wearing Chinese garb and singing the Flower Drum Song theme while making his eyes go all squinty with his fingers.
Posted by: Cheri at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (oiNtH)

LOL

The Peter Sellers look

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (d1uFV)

80 FICA taxes go in the same pocket as income taxes, the general fund.


In an absolute sense, but they do have their own accounting and their own special government bonds.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (pndC3)

81 Also, would the cut be on both the employer and employee portions, or only the employee? If only the employee, that helps consumers, but it won't help businesses that are facing much weaker demand globally.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (a/dOO)

82 I need a legal opinion, is there any law on the books that would stop me from taxing the government?

Because I might have found one hell of a loop-hole.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (xfb67)

83 Why would China threaten to withhold antibiotics? Wouldn't this hurt their economy even further?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (WI7YS)

84 18 That's it. I am taking up golf.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (1CjJc)

I'm taking up whatever Demi Rose's hips play.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (RD7QR)

85 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).



Kilmead was talking about this this morning but I didn't hear anything more about it.


Time to kill their gravy train, methinks.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (oVJmc)

86 Well we were stupid to outsource all of this to the Chinese. Did we expect anything different? Were we going to wait for them to get a big military superiority and then beg? But Richie Rich did make a lot of billions, so there's that/
Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (ONvIw)
++++++++++++
The fundamental thesis of "they will become rich and liberal before we become destitute and they would never use it as leverage because rich, free countries (which they will become) don't start wars" was not correct.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (I2dne)

87 We've got one smart president.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (XathI)

88 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (Zz0t1)

89 Does that work as good as thinking about baseball?

Here's hoping MLB won't cancel Opening Day.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (pPNCa)

90 End withholding forever. Make everyone pay quarterlies. Then the 50 percent of Americans that actually pay taxes will see how they're getting ripped off.
Three other half will continue as before.

Posted by: brak at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (x0uHB)

91 69 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).



big brains

Posted by: x at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (nFwvY)

92 President God Emperor is 3 dimensional chessing these clownshoe wearers.


Golf clap.


Paige Spiranac golf clap.

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (Qf83p)

93 70 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)

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Can you give us a link on this threat? I don't see it doing a quick news search.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (LISuA)

Why don't they threaten to hold up all exports of toothpaste and baby food, too?

Fuckin' assholes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (FOGOI)

94 85

Time to kill their gravy train, methinks.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (oVJmc)

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Gonna be honest, they seem to be doing a fine job of that themselves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (zZbCU)

95 I also heard that Trump called the Crown Prince last night about this price war between the Saudi's and Russia.

I think that had something to do with it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (Zz0t1)

96 49 Honestly, this isn't the best of ideas. The effects of the flu are overblown and the economic impact will be gone by summer.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (YslsA)


I think ace is right - it will be the Y2K of pandemics.

But I also think it will blow a 9/11 sized hole in the economy.

Posted by: blaster at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (9VeU0)

97 Merkel knows she has a huge cohort of population for whom hygiene and sanitation are effete infidel concepts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (miJU3)

98 They ae threatening to withhold medication and plunge us into a sea of Corona virus.

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (ONvIw)

99 Posted by: Cheri at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (oiNtH)

Quite an image. Please do one for Bernie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (WI7YS)

100 Nevertheless, Germans persist in voting for her.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Well, those left will. (Being a smart ass, I don't believe this thing is all that bad.)

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (AwQxg)

101 90 End withholding forever. Make everyone pay quarterlies. Then the 50 percent of Americans that actually pay taxes will see how they're getting ripped off.
Three other half will continue as before.
Posted by: brak at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (x0uHB)

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We really need a Republican to sneak that into an omnibus bill at some point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (zZbCU)

102 77 I'm an oil guy and Trump needs to let the industry fight it's own corner. Help = intrusion in different cycles.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (xceTB)

Eh, bleeding out from overinvestment is one thing, being thrown around by oligarchic competitors is another thing(the former would lead to a more competitive market, in the latter the big players are aiming for monopoly pricing).

Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (5qroD)

103 Billy Jeff, sitting back watching the Prez
saying to himself, damn he's slick.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (XathI)

104 74
Paula Creamer was pretty hot. Probably still is.


Hmm ... duckduckgo duckduckgo ... oh. A golfer. I was sure that was going to bring up pr0n hub.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (XzVUd)

105 90 End withholding forever. Make everyone pay quarterlies. Then the 50 percent of Americans that actually pay taxes will see how they're getting ripped off.
Three other half will continue as before.
Posted by: brak at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (x0uHB)

So 200% total? I'm confused...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (XmV7U)

106 Why would China threaten to withhold antibiotics? Wouldn't this hurt their economy even further?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (WI7YS)

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Yes. It would also shock the world. This sounds crazy to me, but he will hopefully give us a link.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (LISuA)

107
Move tax day to the last Tuesday in October.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (AzW6q)

108 Finally, to put this into perspective, the U.S. Govt sucked up $3.6 trillion in revenue in FY2019. Of this, $1.2 trillion came from funds from ie, payroll taxes. A full payroll tax would cut a full third of US Govt revenues. That's a massive hit to the U.S. Treasury.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (a/dOO)

109 "Can you give us a link on this threat? I don't see it doing a quick news search.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (LISuA)"

I can't from here. But check the FDA. They are monitoring about 20 drugs where the U.S. has a critical dependency.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (VpIIl)

110 105 90 End withholding forever. Make everyone pay quarterlies. Then the 50 percent of Americans that actually pay taxes will see how they're getting ripped off.
Three other half will continue as before.
Posted by: brak at March 10, 2020 04:38 PM (x0uHB)

So 200% total? I'm confused...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (XmV7U)

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One half but three other halves...

Yup 200%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (zZbCU)

111 Trump Pitches 0% Withholding Tax for Rest of Year



Make sure you let the IRS know so people don't get a hell of a shock.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (T0djb)

112 71 why not give government employees a trillion dollars a year forever?
Posted by: Mike O's husband at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (nFwvY)

One measly coin as a yearly salary?

Surely, you jest.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (FOGOI)

113 60 - 70 % of Germans infected, then they are doomed to be joining the caliphate

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (ZCEU2)

114
The fundamental thesis of "they will become rich and liberal before we become destitute and they would never use it as leverage because rich, free countries (which they will become) don't start wars" was not correct.



It never is, but it's always told to us by the people who will make a fortune in the meantime.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (oVJmc)

115 "Soros, coordinate! Oh, wait a second..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Soros and his company have made a lot of money on currency speculation and selling short on market fears. But frankly, he is just too small of a potatoe to influence global markets.

Literally, Trillions! of dollars are traded every day on the major global stock market. Soros just doesn't have that much juice.
He's an evil, duplicitous shit, but he just isn't that powerful. But he does understand how markets move, and has been able to get out front and make money. He likes to make people think he is more powerful than he really is.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (vcOmj)

116 Sorry, the US caused the oil glut - you have to roll with the punches in this business and trust me, $30 oil hurts KSA and Russia more than the broad US oil industry. Capitalism 101 - let it work.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (xceTB)

117 We really need a Republican to sneak that into an omnibus bill at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (zZbCU)


Yes, we most certainly do.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (kUmUV)

118
If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (rCwaK)

119 117 We really need a Republican to sneak that into an omnibus bill at some point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:39 PM (zZbCU)

Yes, we most certainly do.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (kUmUV)

==========

The second it got found out, Congress would have an emergency meeting to reverse it, but it would be clarifying, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (zZbCU)

120 118
If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (rCwaK)

They could just severely adulterate the supply. If they aren't already

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (ONvIw)

121 93 70 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)


Good.

Market suggestion; invest in US medchem and pharma manufacturing companies.
We should not be dependent on the third world for our medicine or our fuel.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (XathI)

122 Good.

Market suggestion; invest in US medchem and pharma manufacturing companies.
We should not be dependent on the third world for our medicine or our fuel.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (XathI)

In five years, China will be buying all their pharma from us.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (FOGOI)

123 If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (rCwaK)
+++++++++++
They have fewer of them than they used to.

But I'd rather see an economic response. Like a broad tariff on everything. And throwing our weight around with other major Chinese trading counterparties to do the same.

Let them eat their treasuries. They'll need to if they're starving.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (I2dne)

124
If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.



Most Favored Nation status could go with the stroke of a pen.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (oVJmc)

125 Connecticut has just cancelled all high school sports tournaments for the remainder of the school year.

They'd just finished the first round of Hockey Playoffs.

Sorry seniors.....your done.

Posted by: Sponge at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (Zz0t1)

126 "If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:42 PM (rCwaK)"

We will never go that route with UST's.

I would rather we restart domestic production using an emergency declaration. This is an easy call.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (VpIIl)

127 Trump Pitches 0% Withholding Tax for Rest of Year

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This is unfair to welfare recipient!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (+y/Ru)

128 "Can you give us a link on this threat? I don't see it doing a quick news search.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:37 PM (LISuA)"

I can't from here. But check the FDA. They are monitoring about 20 drugs where the U.S. has a critical dependency.
Posted by: Marcus T


It's lawyers and product liability that has driven a lot of drug manufacture out of the US. Any slight imperfection or mis treatment was sued out of sight.

If you want to thank one group of people for drug manufacture moving out of the US, you can thank the scummiest of lawyers, the Personal Liability club.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (vcOmj)

129 I can't from here. But check the FDA. They are monitoring about 20 drugs where the U.S. has a critical dependency.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:41 PM (VpIIl)

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Where did you see it? Not on Fox, or at least it's not mentioned on their site (that I saw anyway). I just don't believe they'd make an overt threat like this, at least in peacetime.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (LISuA)

130 Trump is brilliant. I can't think of anything else to add.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (bCLt0)

131 You want a piece of me? YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME!

*belly bucks voter with flabby man-tits*

Posted by: Sleepy Joe at Rally 2.0 at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (ATCV4)

132 69 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all OPIOIDS (about 99% now come from China).
.......

CRISIS!

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (v0R5T)

133 Connecticut has just cancelled all high school sports tournaments for the remainder of the school year.

They'd just finished the first round of Hockey Playoffs.

Sorry seniors.....your done.
Posted by: Sponge


And all to perpetuate a scam. lolgf

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (Qf83p)

134 130 Trump is brilliant. I can't think of anything else to add.
Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (bCLt0)

=========

How orange? Or man? Or bad?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (zZbCU)

135 Marcus T: "Good job, globalists shitheads. Trump should declare a national emergency and fire up U.S. drug plants"

Yep. This virus "crisis" has exposed the actual crisis which has been the outsourcing and offshoring of the US pharmaceutical industry that had been disappearing under the radar for decades. Now that cat is out of the bag and is a national security threat.

Trump has just been given a giant mallet to beat that down and reinvigorate domestic production of health products via policy. Short term loss via #viruspanicfraud to long term gain via policy.

This can be a yuge injection of capital back into American hands.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (6eEQ+)

136 Just returned from expedition Kroger. Cleaning supplies, bleach, TP, paper towels, soaps and hand sanitizer shelves were barren.

I live in far NW Houston suburbs.


As the moron philosopher said, what a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (q1Pj5)

137 Eh, bleeding out from overinvestment is one thing, being thrown around by oligarchic competitors is another thing(the former would lead to a more competitive market, in the latter the big players are aiming for monopoly pricing).
Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:40 PM (5qroD)

Hence a tariff. Structure it is as an anti-dumping duty. Only kicks in if the camel jockeys try to sell oil for less than the median cost of production domestically.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (miJU3)

138 (about 99% now come from China).

So do 99% of our viruses. Nice business model.

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (mhs6e)

139 Ace market closed up 1167.

Posted by: Ha at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (AXS9h)

140 Did anyone pull the Page Spiranac info to this thread, and then make an "I'd sink my putter in her hole" joke?

If not shame on you all, you are slipping.

Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

141 With no radio to listen to at work was thinking I'm getting more sure the Democrats are planning a switch with Crazy Old Joe at the Democratic convention and will pull out someone not previously in the race.

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (ZCEU2)

142 Merkel has Biden Syndrome.

Biden Syndrome. A mental disorder usually diagnosed by continuous statements that have no relationship to reality and sudden outbursts of anger and rage.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (e1mEI)

143 Connecticut has just cancelled all high school sports tournaments for the remainder of the school year.

They'd just finished the first round of Hockey Playoffs.

Sorry seniors.....your done.


Boys competing as girls hardest hit.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (pPNCa)

144 15 Tariff on imported oil. Tell Mexico and Canada: "There's going to be a tariff wall on crude oil. Which side of it do you want to be on? Choose wisely."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (miJU3)

THIS.

Create a North American energy zone.

And a North American energy MARKET.

After all. Every bit of energy coming in or leaving North America is going by ship.

I mean, isn't OPEC blatantly against US Law? Isn't it a conspiracy to fix prices? By GOVERNEMNT owned and operated Energy companies?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (NgKpN)

145
The markets were all over the place today. The Dow futures were up 1,000 and the Dow went negative briefly before rallying at the end to finish about where it started the day. We had a couple of good days like this last week but it didn't hold. Still too much hysteria and panic out there right now. I think as cases level off the panic should die down. I mean there's just so many times people can shit themselves over 2 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (mpeBU)

146 Oil up about 11.4%, There are market rumors the Saudi's are rethinking their flood and lower strategy. They have reengaged the Russians.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:34 PM (VpIIl)


In Russia, the Russians reengage you.


Posted by: dananjcon at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (u6xw0)

147 Paula Creamer was pretty hot. Probably still is.

Any minx named creamer is hot

this is not disputed

Posted by: REDACTED at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (rpxSz)

148 In five years, China will be buying all their pharma from us.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (FOGOI)

What will they pay for it with? Their economy depends almost entirely on exports.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (XzVUd)

149 136 Just returned from expedition Kroger. Cleaning supplies, bleach, TP, paper towels, soaps and hand sanitizer shelves were barren.

I live in far NW Houston suburbs.


As the moron philosopher said, what a stupid time to be alive.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (q1Pj5)

Interesting. Not the case at my Krogers in Illinois.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (bCLt0)

150 140 Did anyone pull the Page Spiranac info to this thread, and then make an "I'd sink my putter in her hole" joke?

If not shame on you all, you are slipping.
Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

No. But she can grip my shaft any time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (XmV7U)

151 Where's Kurt?

__________



With all that easy, sweet Bloomberg money he made? Probably doing two chicks at once -- the wives of Biden and Bernie.

Posted by: ShainS -- Sit-Down Joe/Stand-Up Chuck 2020!!! at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (ZPJb6)

152 Damn. My WAG was 700 point gain.

*ponders*

Let's go with 235 point drop tomorrow.

This is based on the chupacabras running around in my brain.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (mf5HN)

153 132 69 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all OPIOIDS (about 99% now come from China).
.......

CRISIS!
Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (v0R5T)

Except fentanyl, they'll send that by the barrel.

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (ONvIw)

154
Gotta love it - we can crank out shitloads of dick pills, skin treatments, opioids, and AIDS meds for promiscuous gays, but China has the corner on our antibiotics? LOL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (AzW6q)

155 Trump Pitches 0% Withholding Tax for Rest of Year



-

This is unfair to welfare recipient!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (+y/Ru)

*Does famous Tom Hanks laugh from The 'Burbs*

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (q1Pj5)

156 In the past it was pretty obvious that there were bubbles that simply burst, tech bubble, housing bubble.

This time, I don't see a fundamental underlying reason for massive selloffs. Earnings are still good, the jobs numbers were outstanding. The only reason is disruption of production and the travel industry.

But you see major drops (and gains) for stocks like Lockheed.

Tells me that there isn't a rational reason for the selloffs.

Maybe I am whistling past the graveyard, but I decided two weeks ago to ride it out. So I don't have much choice in the matter.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (qf0sR)

157 Who's going to be first with The Conservative Case For Making The Economy Crash?

Posted by: Eeyore at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (ZbwAu)

158 If they cancel payroll taxes, would that also mean no EITC next spring? After all, EITC is supposed to essentially be a refund of payroll taxes paid by the working poor. If they pay no payroll taxes, they shouldn't need EITC, right?

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (a/dOO)

159 It would surprise me if the China threat about antibiotics is true. If it is, then cream them over it.

But to make a threat like that really effective, it has to be in an area where AT LEAST one of two things is true (preferably both):
- It's difficult to do
- You have a corner on the market

Neither is true for antibiotics. China has YUGE competitors in the pharma space, not least of which is India. Drug development is extremely difficult and expensive, but manufacturing often isn't and we have the know-how and plant to spin it up at home if needed.

If I am thinking like China, I am not going to touch this one - it will result in punitive measures and not have anything like as a big an effect as would be required to pay the price.

I'd far more strongly consider it in rare earth metals or microchips.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (I2dne)

160 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:32 PM (VpIIl)

India is withholding the chemicals to make medications for domestic use.

Read the writings from Chinese military people since 9/11. Their focus is on biowarfare not nuclear. They are withholding antibiotics because they are our enemy and are trying to weaken our population. Every globalist backing, helping, selling out America to China ever deserves capital punishment. China's goal has always been to destroy America.

Posted by: ok at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (ZiB2O)

161 Even worse than withholding antibiotics - what if China announces that they're going to send all of their antibiotics to be packaged by hand at their central packaging facility in Wuhan???

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (Kpl3J)

162 140 Did anyone pull the Page Spiranac info to this thread, and then make an "I'd sink my putter in her hole" joke?

If not shame on you all, you are slipping.
Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

It's definitely a green worth putting onto.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:48 PM (RD7QR)

163 Leave the gun
Take the cannolis

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:48 PM (d7Ww2)

164 As said this morning there is a war game convention this weekend, haven't sighed up yet but Ishould tonight.

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)

165 I live in far NW Houston suburbs.


As the moron philosopher said, what a stupid time to be alive.


Posted by: Count de Monet

--

I recall that during hurricane Rita, the people in Clear Lake flood zone could not evacuate because all of the soccer moms and dads in Katy (70 miles away from danger) had gridlocked the roads.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:48 PM (YslsA)

166 124
If the Chicoms withhold the antibiotics, we just withhold honoring the trillions of Ts they hold.


Most Favored Nation status could go with the stroke of a pen.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 10, 2020 04:43 PM (oVJmc)

Yup, but I'd go a step further.

All trade deals, and foreign aid, becomes dependent on how close you are to having a US Bill of Rights.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (NgKpN)

167 I like the idea of the 0% rate, but the DEMS would demagogue the crap out of this, saying it will derail social security etc. So, I do not think it is wise right now.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (JRaU+)

168
Just looked it up. Chicoms hold $1.07T of our debt. Japan is still the largest holder. Well, largest holder that's not the Fed. The Fed now holds the most US debt of anyone. They monetized it with the QE. The printing press has taken care of the largest share of the outstanding debt, IOW.

Repudiating Ts would be a BFD, of course, but it's a nuclear option, and China withholding antibiotics is a nuclear level attack on us.

Right now, we need to get our drug production started up. Trump should be making that happen with whatever means are required.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (rCwaK)

169 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all antibiotics (about 99% now come from China).

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

They wouldn't be that stupid, would they?

Posted by: Decaf at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (xarPm)

170 154
Gotta love it - we can crank out shitloads of dick pills, skin treatments, opioids, and AIDS meds for promiscuous gays, but China has the corner on our antibiotics? LOL.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (AzW6q)

Tluvada foah plep!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (XmV7U)

171 Trump has just been given a giant mallet to beat that down and reinvigorate domestic production of health products via policy.

"But that won't help for ten ye-e-e-ars!"

Posted by: Teh Dems' Old Refinery Argument at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (TQyCa)

172 Chinese statement. Have to type it because I can't provide links; "If China retaliates against the United States at this time, in addition to announcing a travel ban on the United States, it will also announce strategic control over medical products and ban exports to the United States...

...if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus epidemic."

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (VpIIl)

173 I figured.
I was sketchy about most chinese joints, anyway.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 04:30 PM (JUHl9)
_______

Joints? I thought they specialized in opioids.

Posted by: Eeyore at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (ZbwAu)

174 152 Damn. My WAG was 700 point gain.

*ponders*

Let's go with 235 point drop tomorrow.

This is based on the chupacabras running around in my brain.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (mf5HN)

Quickly, everyone short the market!

Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (5qroD)

175 161 Even worse than withholding antibiotics - what if China announces that they're going to send all of their antibiotics to be packaged by hand at their central packaging facility in Wuhan???
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (Kpl3J)

We would be stupid enough to let them process our meat products there, so who's to know where it's made "Made in China" does not state where in China

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (ONvIw)

176 >>> Trump is brilliant. I can't think of anything else to add.

Cool cucumber in a crisis. Playing it well so far, despite our resident eyeores.

Meanwhile the virus crisis forced Bernie to confess he never would have closed the borders were he in the Oval Office, because muh feelings. If he survives the primary, Trump deserves to bludgeon him in the debates for saying such a stupid thing.

Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (hvf9s)

177 140 Did anyone pull the Page Spiranac info to this thread, and then make an "I'd sink my putter in her hole" joke?

If not shame on you all, you are slipping.
Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

FORESKIN!

Posted by: Paige at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (v0R5T)

178
In the meantime, Old Puddin' Head (OPH) is on the horn to Beto, Gun Confiscation Czar-in-Waiting, demanding that he add AR-14s to, as OPH puts it, the "naughty list".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (pNxlR)

179 Just asking questions.

Lee Zeldin@RepLeeZeldin
Americans deserve to know...if Joe Biden was elected President, then who would be the President? It would be good for one of the handlers on his team to disclose who would actually be in charge.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (+y/Ru)

180 151 Where's Kurt?

He bit on the "you can't super glue your ass to a gloryhole "

he did win 2 bucks, tho

ouch

Posted by: REDACTED at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (rpxSz)

181 Stay on offense, Mr. Trump.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (H8QX8)

182 theres a ball washing joke in there, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (ZnKVV)

183 I mean, isn't OPEC blatantly against US Law? Isn't it a conspiracy to fix prices? By GOVERNEMNT owned and operated Energy companies?
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (NgKpN)

There's that little problem of demanding the Foreign Governments and citizens obey YOUR laws. You know that if you disrespect the Koran, you're breaking Saudi and Iranian law, don't you? Should they be able to enforce that against you?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (Kpl3J)

184
They wouldn't be that stupid, would they?
Posted by: Decaf at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (xarPm)

Why not? What're we gonna do make our own?

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (ONvIw)

185 But you see major drops (and gains) for stocks like Lockheed.

Tells me that there isn't a rational reason for the selloffs.

Maybe I am whistling past the graveyard, but I decided two weeks ago to ride it out. So I don't have much choice in the matter.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (qf0sR)


*dons tin hat*

*spins jaunty propeller*

It's all the high speed algorithmic trading. Let's say oil stocks are a benchmark in one algorithm. Oil falls due to the Saudis deciding to stomp on Putin's dick. That's an actual event.

So that algorithm runs and sells. Some of the stuff it sells are benchmarks for different algorithms. Those run and start to sell.

Cascades then cascade.

This is *spins propeller moar* an utter and complete guess in all the guessy ways. But at least it's a coherent explanation other than herds spook.

There's also some of that in there too.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (mf5HN)

186 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (RD7QR)

187 Or maybe it's because the market realized - or even knew all along - that the "crash" had NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH Wuhan Flu, but was an adjustment to the recent drop in crude oil, followed by the understanding that for the vast majority of people, Low Gas Prices Is A Good Thing.

But, whadda-I know?

Posted by: FretlessT at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (uDTP4)

188 Afternoon alex. Short the pork bellys tomorrow.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (bCLt0)

189 Trump should be making that happen with whatever means are required.

All Trump has to do is allow it. You know, his speciality: getting gov't the fuck out of the way.

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (TQyCa)

190 154
Gotta love it - we can crank out shitloads of dick pills, skin treatments, opioids, and AIDS meds for promiscuous gays, but China has the corner on our antibiotics? LOL.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:47 PM (AzW6q)

I bet 'dick pills' are made overseas as well.

Which could create a REAL crises!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (NgKpN)

191 Tell Mexico and Canada: "There's going to be a tariff wall on crude oil. Which side of it do you want to be on?

Canada could threaten a trade war over toilet paper. According to the National Post (yes, I know, consider the source), the US's craving for plush toilet paper is "wiping out Canada's forests," and Canada is "flushing away its future."

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (pPNCa)

192 Page Spiranac. Never heard of her. Now I have. And she's my future plural wife.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (LISuA)

193 The virus circus is wearing thin. They can't sustain the madness and chaos. And madness and chaos are all they have to offer.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (H8QX8)

194 Chinese statement. Have to type it because I can't provide links; "If China retaliates against the United States at this time, in addition to announcing a travel ban on the United States, it will also announce strategic control over medical products and ban exports to the United States...

...if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus epidemic."
Posted by: Marcus T


Yeah, and that rice Trump just sold China? He will ban shipping to China. Let them eat antibiotics.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (T0djb)

195 O.k. I'm officially bored with "O.k." I was bored with him under his last two handles as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (WI7YS)

196 Just asking questions.

Lee Zeldin@RepLeeZeldin
Americans deserve to know...if Joe Biden was elected President, then who would be the President? It would be good for one of the handlers on his team to disclose who would actually be in charge.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



Sheblams!

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (Qf83p)

197 Ok it's 45 percent that pay no income tax. I'm sure it'll be 50 percent soon enough.

Posted by: brak at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (x0uHB)

198 186 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to


sorry, but
*snort*

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (d7Ww2)

199 Trump is about to present the Medal of Freedom to Gen. Jack Keene.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (ptqGC)

200 theres a ball washing joke in there, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (ZnKVV)

Don't steal my material!!!!

Posted by: Lewis Black at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (gmo/4)

201 Just returned from expedition Kroger. Cleaning supplies, bleach, TP, paper towels, soaps and hand sanitizer shelves were barren.



I live in far NW Houston suburbs.





As the moron philosopher said, what a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (q1Pj5)



Interesting. Not the case at my Krogers in Illinois.


Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM

---

No panic buying here at I was at Costco last weekend near Dallas. Shelf's were full.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (JUOKG)

202 Interesting. Not the case at my Krogers in Illinois.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:46 PM (bCLt0)


Nor mine in Michigan.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Post Primary Sale - Used Prognostications & Predictions 1/2 Off at The Outrage Outlet! at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (hLRSq)

203 132 69 China just threatened the U.S. they are going to withhold all OPIOIDS (about 99% now come from China).
.......

CRISIS!
Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:45 PM (v0R5T)


Including the opioids that enter our country through a porous southern border?

I think I can live with that.

Posted by: Emmie at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (87gB3)

204
Financial adviser sent out a market update today saying market has priced in another .5% cut by the Fed next week.



Posted by: WisRich



I am not pleased by this, if true.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (JUHl9)

205
According to the Daily Mail, Paige Spiranac is causing a crisis in golf. Getting out on the course in these tight, slutty little golf outfits with her boobs just bursting out. It's a crisis.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (rCwaK)

206 *waves to tubal*


Quickly, everyone short the market!
Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (5qroD)


FLAMETHROWS

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (mf5HN)

207 Canada could threaten a trade war over toilet paper. According to the National Post (yes, I know, consider the source), the US's craving for plush toilet paper is "wiping out Canada's forests," and Canada is "flushing away its future."
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (pPNCa)
+++++++++++++
So, question on that. Do Canadian softwood and paper manufacturers not engage in long-term resource management (e.g., planting and managing forests) like their American counterparts do? because that would shock me. The Canadians aren't stupid. I would bet $5 right now, with no specific knowledge, that they do extensive resource management - just like we do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (I2dne)

208 China probably would never consider such a dumb move, for the same reason they're losing their trade war with us. They simply are not in a position to mess with us like that.

Even the hint that they might broadens the diversification/divestment of production from many other sectors, which has been roaring since the Trump policies began, to medical/pharma.

Would be suicidally dumb, not in China's MO, usually. They're not Hitler's Germany or Saddam's Iraq.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (El6T/)

209 The official shielding of Joe Dementia from public scrutiny, endorsed by his media pumps, begins with the cancellation of all Democratic rallies in Ohio next week due to "coronavirus concerns."

For the children, of course.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (mgat3)

210 Saw more than one article about 15 / 20 drugs we are critically dependent but every article was vague and NO DRUGS were listed.

What does critically dependent mean?
Call me skeptical.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (XathI)

211 Paula Creamer is a cutie, Page Spiranac is a hottie, Holly Sonders is a porn star.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (u6xw0)

212 Cascades then cascade.

This is *spins propeller moar* an utter and complete guess in all the guessy ways. But at least it's a coherent explanation other than herds spook.

There's also some of that in there too.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (mf5HN)

Yup traders can make money if the market goes UP, OR goes down.

They just have to be guessing correctly.

This leads to 'self fulfilling prophecies' as the herd mentality comes into play.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (NgKpN)

213 198 186 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to


sorry, but
*snort*

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (d7Ww2)

Oh snort back atcha. Luckily it's in a department over yonder [waves vaguely] but it's one more thing to worry about.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (RD7QR)

214 Don't mess with our Descovy!

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (v0R5T)

215 Lee Zeldin's third album wasn't as good as his fourth.

Posted by: klaftern at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (RuIsu)

216 Canada could threaten a trade war over toilet paper. According to the National Post (yes, I know, consider the source), the US's craving for plush toilet paper is "wiping out Canada's forests," and Canada is "flushing away its future."
Posted by: Basement Cat



Bullshit. Canada's forests are self-sustaining. As they are cut down, they are replanted.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (T0djb)

217
193 The virus circus is wearing thin. They can't sustain the madness and chaos. And madness and chaos are all they have to offer.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (H8QX

Yeppers. Getting stale. The cold season will end in a month or so, and then people will be saying " why in the Hell did I buy a crap ton of Bounty towels and hand sanitizer???

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (bCLt0)

218 Re: the sidebar. Boyz II Men was 90s, not 80s, although that song was near the end of the New Jack Swing era, which was considered an 80s style.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (ZGrMX)

219 Canada could threaten a trade war over toilet paper. According to the National Post (yes, I know, consider the source), the US's craving for plush toilet paper is "wiping out Canada's forests," and Canada is "flushing away its future."

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (pPNCa)

Nobody lives in Canada, it's full of trees, and trees regrow.

Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (5qroD)

220
The Fed should only react to economic factors, such as unemployment, inflation, etc., not the ups and downs of the stock market!

Save the Fed rate cuts for when the Economy needs stimulus.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (JUHl9)

221 Algos consider other algos and many other factors. Especially within a single organization there are controls and constant oversight so things don't go off the rails. THe market also controls that with things like the NYSE circuit breaker you saw yesterfay. There are also highly paid quants constantly examining the math and processes that will stop a disorderly liquidation.

That being said there are still black swans out there and that's a huge concern of regulators

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (VpIIl)

222 Very little toilet paper in Walmart this morning. Shelves were pretty bare. fwi.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

223 >> Right now, we need to get our drug production started up. Trump should be making that happen with whatever means are required.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:49 PM (rCwaK)

It be amazing if made us drug/antibiotic independent in his second term, like he made us energy independent in his first. One of the loudest reasons people claim we need universal health care is that canada has better drug prices. That would solve that right quick.

Posted by: LizLem at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (hvf9s)

224 In response, Biden proposed an AR-14% reduction in gold dubloons, and also told about the onion on his belt.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (FJYfm)

225 The Cuomos have two entries in the Fredo Olympics

Posted by: REDACTED at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (rpxSz)

226 Bullshit. Canada's forests are self-sustaining. As they are cut down, they are replanted.

Yup. Paper products companies would have to be insane not to be constantly planting more trees.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (ZGrMX)

227 213 198 186 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to


sorry, but
*snort*

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (d7Ww2)

Oh snort back atcha. Luckily it's in a department over yonder [waves vaguely] but it's one more thing to worry about.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (RD7QR)


They Only Come Out at Night. You work days???

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (bCLt0)

228 Hopefully this ends "globalism" forever, and IMO we can hang the outsourcing kings from lampposts.

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (ONvIw)

229 So, question on that.

I assume the Canadian press is as biased and brainless as ours.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (pPNCa)

230 Trees are crops, grown in rows just like corn. They just have a multi-year harvest cycle.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (YslsA)

231 My Krogers and Publix stores have plenty of everything but no hand sanitizer. I keep some in my car, and have been using it when I come out of the stores.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (ptqGC)

232 There's that little problem of demanding the Foreign Governments and citizens obey YOUR laws. You know that if you disrespect the Koran, you're breaking Saudi and Iranian law, don't you? Should they be able to enforce that against you?
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (Kpl3J)

Bingo, Tom! You have just solved the toilet paper shortage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (miJU3)

233 Guess I'm going to have to start using both sides of the toilet paper.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (xfb67)

234 I assume the Canadian press is as biased and brainless as ours.
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (pPNCa)
++++++++++++
Probably a good assumption.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (I2dne)

235 Went to the grocery and dollar general, and paper product shelves and cleaning supplies were fully stocked.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (C1Lsn)

236
I assume the Canadian press is as biased and brainless as ours.
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (pPNCa)

--------

Unpossible.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (AzW6q)

237 Slow Joe has cancelled his rally in Cleveland tonight.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (ZLI7S)

238 226 Bullshit. Canada's forests are self-sustaining. As they are cut down, they are replanted.

Yup. Paper products companies would have to be insane not to be constantly planting more trees.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (ZGrMX)

To understand this, you have to be smarter than a Flatworm. And there lies the problem.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (bCLt0)

239 The only store I've been to lately is the commissary. They still had plenty of toilet paper (although there were bare spots on the shelves). The cleaning supplies were well stocked with the exception of cans of Lysol which were sold out.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (Ez6QX)

240 Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (MVjcR)

241 227 213 198 186 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to


sorry, but
*snort*

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 10, 2020 04:52 PM (d7Ww2)

Oh snort back atcha. Luckily it's in a department over yonder [waves vaguely] but it's one more thing to worry about.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:54 PM (RD7QR)


They Only Come Out at Night. You work days???
Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (bCLt0)

These days I work all the time.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (RD7QR)

242 235 Went to the grocery and dollar general, and paper product shelves and cleaning supplies were fully stocked.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (C1Lsn)

==========

Disaster hasn't hit Arkansas yet.

Hunter Biden still hasn't arrived.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (zZbCU)

243 Merkel says 60 to 70% of Germans *will* be infected.

That was so wacky I had to look it up. She did say that and her health minister Jens Spahn backed that up.

But Spahn said that 80% of those "infected" would have no symptoms. So that's not quite hair on fire. 20% of 60% of Germans will get coughies.


And her chosen successor lost her seat, I think.


It's stupider than that. She let one of her 'conservatives' win a seat. The CDU is the alleged conservative party. So a CDU guy in Thueringen won the presidency of the state parliament by alligning with the AfD, the actual conservatives who are portrayed as far right.

So, follow me here, the conservative party made a local coalition with the other conservative party to keep the SPD (socialists) from winning.

Well, the CDU has a strict anti-AfD policy, so letting a CDU guy win an election meant that she (Annegrit Kramp-Karrenbauer) didn't have control of her party so she had to go.

I told you it was stupid.




Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (gd9RK)

244 127 Trump Pitches 0% Withholding Tax for Rest of Year

-
This is unfair to welfare recipient!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 10, 2020 04:44 PM (+y/Ru)


This will necessitate cutting a lot of bs money.

I can hear the donkey's braeing.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (XathI)

245 Trump is brilliant. I can't think of anything else to add.

Cool cucumber in a crisis. Playing it well so far, despite our resident eyeores.

**

No doubt, but I think Mnuchin and as much as I hate to say...Kushner may have some influence on this one.

Posted by: dananjcon at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (u6xw0)

246 231 My Krogers and Publix stores have plenty of everything but no hand sanitizer. I keep some in my car, and have been using it when I come out of the stores.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (ptqGC)

Still a buck nineteen, and plenty of it at mine in Illinois.

Posted by: tubal at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (bCLt0)

247 Very little toilet paper in Walmart this morning. Shelves were pretty bare. fwi.
Posted by: Jewells45



You might say.....they were wiped out.

You might say that.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (vcOmj)

248
If some had their way, the Fed would start directly buying stocks (ie, printing money (electronically) to buy stocks and put them on their balance sheet).

That would be, well, crazy, but we've got some crazy banksters. Some other central banks have actually done this, IIRC.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (rCwaK)

249 FWIW, some of Paige Spiranac's personal photos were part of the Fappening.

So someone tells me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (w2QL7)

250 Merkel says 60 to 70% of Germans *will* be infected.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8096955

So she's essentially saying there will be no attempt to mitigate it.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (XzVUd)
+++++++++++++
Nevertheless, Germans persist in voting for her.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:36 PM (I2dne)

Her party is getting spanked in election after election there, and her successor has already resigned. But their system is so calicified that somehow it doesn't get Merkle out of the pilot seat.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (eoQWY)

251 243 I told you it was stupid.




Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (gd9RK)

=========

Hence why I didn't remember the details.

My eyes crossed reading it.

Thanks for the summary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (zZbCU)

252 So the National Guard is going to be on cleaning duty in New Rochelle? I'll bet they're thrilled.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (ptqGC)

253 No TP or rolling papers for you!

Posted by: O Canada at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (aKsyK)

254 Comedians have it easy...material writes itself.

They think history will forgive them or think of them fondling.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (2xJB5)

255 Never heard of Page before either, she looks nice

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (ZCEU2)

256 Oh, and BTW. That acetaminophen you just took came from China.

Excedrin's acetaminophen comes from either China or India. I asked GSK and they could not deny it.

The Chinese have mountains of this stuff.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (VpIIl)

257 The Cuomos have two entries in the Fredo Olympics

Posted by: REDACTED at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (rpxSz)



They could both win the gold in the Idiot Olympics

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (mpeBU)

258 According to the Daily Mail, Paige Spiranac is causing a crisis in golf. Getting out on the course in these tight, slutty little golf outfits with her boobs just bursting out. It's a crisis.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (rCwaK)

Aged caddies are slipping and falling in the puddles of drool, and breaking their hips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (miJU3)

259 That would be, well, crazy, but we've got some crazy banksters. Some other central banks have actually done this, IIRC.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (rCwaK)
+++++++++++
Technically that's illegal. The Fed is only allowed to buy certain securities, and equities aren't on the list. But little things like the law don't usually stop them

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (I2dne)

260 Slow Joe has cancelled his rally in Cleveland tonight.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (ZLI7S)


This was so predictable. Hide the senile old uncle, and blame in on the big bad Corona virus.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (FJYfm)

261 Guess I'm going to have to start using both sides of the toilet paper.


Brilliant!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (pndC3)

262 Not being particularly interested in boobs except when someone has breast cancer,I find her whining a bit of an amusement "I'm a golf outcast because of my cleavage" because it really isn't about golf, is it honey? but I guess it's good to monetize wherever you can.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (WI7YS)

263 Slow Joe has cancelled his rally in Cleveland tonight.

I hope he'll get a refund for the broom closet he rented to hold the attendees.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (pPNCa)

264 The Fed should only react to economic factors, such as unemployment, inflation, etc., not the ups and downs of the stock market!

Now go further: why did they bankroll the fake Barky Economy?

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (Zo1XC)

265 So the Obama economy and stock market are back.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (YqDXo)

266 >>I assume the Canadian press is as biased and brainless as ours.

It's worse. It's almost completely government controlled and their libel laws are insane.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (ZLI7S)

267 259 That would be, well, crazy, but we've got some crazy banksters. Some other central banks have actually done this, IIRC.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (rCwaK)
+++++++++++
Technically that's illegal. The Fed is only allowed to buy certain securities, and equities aren't on the list. But little things like the law don't usually stop them
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (I2dne)

Laws are for little people.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 04:59 PM (XmV7U)

268 249 FWIW, some of Paige Spiranac's personal photos were part of the Fappening.

So someone tells me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (w2QL7)


stupid cunt she is

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (XathI)

269 247 You might say.....they were wiped out.



You might say that.


If you want to get competitive you might say they were out-wiped.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (XzVUd)

270 248
If some had their way, the Fed would start directly buying stocks (ie, printing money (electronically) to buy stocks and put them on their balance sheet).

That would be, well, crazy, but we've got some crazy banksters. Some other central banks have actually done this, IIRC.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (rCwaK)

The Fed is a banking cartel, not the government, so it possibly could do this. Sadly the treasury wouldn't see any benefit from this buying into a down market and then sellling after a recovery.

Posted by: Someguy at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (5qroD)

271 Aaaaaand my employer just announced that we have a bedbug infestation. Great.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 04:51 PM (RD7QR)

Why travel to exotic third world destinations? Bring it home with you tonight and immerse in the experience!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (q1Pj5)

272 Had to sit through a Coronacall with my company's officers. One of them, an MD, said that the doubling rate here is 4 days, and the death rate is poised to increase exponentially.

Someone online asked a question as to why he was assuming an uninterrupted doubling rate in his "analysis" and why he assumed all cases are fatal. The officers chose not to acknowledge the question.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (w2QL7)

273
Yep, the Japanese central bank has bought stocks directly on the open market, and others have. Internet says that total global central bank holdings of equities is about $1T.

Now, the Feds monetary diarrhea after the '08 Crash did indirectly buy and prop up the markets. It was just illegal to do it directly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (rCwaK)

274 A zero payroll tax will benefit only the rich. Or something.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (XmV7U)

275 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)

276 The Cuomos have two entries in the Fredo Olympics

Posted by: REDACTED at March 10, 2020 04:55 PM (rpxSz)


The Kennedys had one Fredo, and 2 Sonnys.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (FJYfm)

277
They think history will forgive them or think of them fondling.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (2xJB5)

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Embrace the power of "and!"

Posted by: Louis CK at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (AzW6q)

278 Not being particularly interested in boobs except when someone has breast cancer

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (XmV7U)

279 So the National Guard is going to be on cleaning duty in New Rochelle? I'll bet they're thrilled.


It will be amusing if they are doing it in full MOPP suits.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (pndC3)

280 So, question on that. Do Canadian softwood and paper manufacturers not engage in long-term resource management (e.g., planting and managing forests) like their American counterparts do? because that would shock me. The Canadians aren't stupid. I would bet $5 right now, with no specific knowledge, that they do extensive resource management - just like we do.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 04:53 PM (I2dne)

Of course they do. Tree-planting has been a popular summer job for students for many decades.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (miJU3)

281 The ANG was in my hometown during Sandy. I had them park on my driveway and I made them breakfast and burgers for dinner. I know that duty sucks.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (XN+73)

282 Every time the media fires up the "We Have Him Now!!" machine it blows up in a cloud of smoke and they swear through the sooty faces that didn't happen

We probably should expect Stormy Daniels or emoluments fresh new bombshell by the end of the week

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (vPKfA)

283 Don't forget you computer is probably 100 percent Chinese. It's been pointed out by several gamer's, and other computer gurus. I do hope the military has other sources. In the movie the Second Civil War it was pointed out to the President that some military parts are outsourced to China.

Posted by: Colin at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (2fmAR)

284 Rob and Laura Petrie lived in New Rochelle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (aKsyK)

285 If you want to get competitive you might say they were out-wiped.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Flushed with marketing success?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (vcOmj)

286 Slow Joe has cancelled his rally in Cleveland tonight.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 04:56 PM (ZLI7S)


This was so predictable. Hide the senile old uncle, and blame in on the big bad Corona virus.
Posted by: Ted K

That is what the panic is all about. It's not people getting sick it's manipulating crowds.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (T0djb)

287 Italy update.

Tuesday deaths at 168, 73% higher than prior days' total of 97.

Saw stat yesterday that Italy has 2nd highest percentage of people over 60 at 25%.

Posted by: WisRich at March 10, 2020 05:01 PM (G0vdT)

288 252 So the National Guard is going to be on cleaning duty in New Rochelle? I'll bet they're thrilled.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (ptqGC)

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out what the hell they can even do?

Except get a bunch of the Guard infected themselves.

Halt, or I'll shoot does not seem to work with a virus.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 05:02 PM (NgKpN)

289 Hiding Crazy Old Joe, didn't see that one coming.

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 05:02 PM (ZCEU2)

290 FISA deal (at least in House). No details for you, sorry.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (El6T/)

291 252 So the National Guard is going to be on cleaning duty in New Rochelle? I'll bet they're thrilled.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 04:58 PM (ptqGC)


Gov. Cuomo said in his announcement about this: "...we're drawing a concentric circle around the area..."

Yikes!

Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (AMIL/)

292 >>Italy update.

>>Tuesday deaths at 168, 73% higher than prior days' total of 97.

>>Saw stat yesterday that Italy has 2nd highest percentage of people over 60 at 25%.

There will be a glut of 30ish guys finally having to do their own laundry and make their own food in Italy soon. The hidden crisis.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (ZLI7S)

293 >> Sadly the treasury wouldn't see any benefit from this buying into a down market and then sellling after a recovery.

While the Fed is independent and run by banksters, all its "profits", the benefits of money creation, go right back to the US Treasury. All profits the Fed makes are deposited right into the Treasury account, less their own operating expenses and small dividends paid to the member banks, the latter being miniscule.

No sovereign in its right mind would give up the modern "seignorage" of money creation, and Uncle Sam is no different.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (rCwaK)

294 If you want to get competitive you might say they were out-wiped.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Flushed with marketing success?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....


They are writing a streak.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (T0djb)

295 172
Chinese statement. Have to type it because I can't provide links; "If
China retaliates against the United States at this time, in addition to
announcing a travel ban on the United States, it will also announce
strategic control over medical products and ban exports to the United
States...



...if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans
exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus
epidemic."
=======================

I think this is complete bullshit. Fake news.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (LISuA)

296 It is a true joy to see the progressives being played like a musical instrument. Thank you DJT

Posted by: politic uber alles at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (0hOKG)

297 Juan thinks attacks on Biden are unfair or something.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (ptqGC)

298 Cuomo should be beaten like an old rug. I'll Duce mofo

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (XN+73)

299 Zero federal payroll tax? Or just zero withholding? If the latter, will the average person be able to pay what they owe next April?

Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (eAZVt)

300 Next thing you know, China is going to threaten to take all their grad student spies back!

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (Zo1XC)

301 Had to sit through a Coronacall with my company's officers. One of them, an MD, said that the doubling rate here is 4 days, and the death rate is poised to increase exponentially.

Someone online asked a question as to why he was assuming an uninterrupted doubling rate in his "analysis" and why he assumed all cases are fatal. The officers chose not to acknowledge the question.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (w2QL7)


Someone should have asked if he'd ever heard of the logistic equation, which governs all kinds of things like this.

https://tinyurl.com/w7owjcx

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (pmpob)

302 George Costanza's favorite movie was "Rochelle, Rochelle".

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (Kpl3J)

303 275 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)

What could be hard about that? You wave your hand and say "Continue doing business!" and you're covered.*



*(You can see why nobody wanted me to go into management.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (RD7QR)

304 If you want to get competitive you might say they were out-wiped.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Flushed with marketing success?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....


They are writing a streak.



Whenever you see a word that doesn't belong, you can bet someone is using voice to text. That was supposed to be riding, not writing. Siri you silly skank.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (T0djb)

305 299 Zero federal payroll tax? Or just zero withholding? If the latter, will the average person be able to pay what they owe next April?
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (eAZVt)

Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (Ez6QX)

306 Yep, the Japanese central bank has bought stocks directly on the open market, and others have. Internet says that total global central bank holdings of equities is about $1T.

Now, the Feds monetary diarrhea after the '08 Crash did indirectly buy and prop up the markets. It was just illegal to do it directly.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (rCwaK)

Here the Fed does not buy directly.

They give their member banks zero interest loans, so those private banks buy the stocks.

Stocks which then count against the balance sheet as a tangible asset, and thus count towards that banks 'reserves'.

The reserves needed so they can do fractional lending.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (NgKpN)

307 The Dems will spin the tax break as "harming the poor and the most vulnerable among us" and oppose it. The Media will pick up the chant,

Sorry,I know I'm depressing.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (l9m7l)

308 "And no more crap tools for Harbor Freight, either! We're keeping them all!"

Posted by: t-bird at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (Zo1XC)

309 In 1982, the Academy gave John Lithgow the Oscar for his role as a tranny in "The World According to Garp." Now -- it's practically a hate crime! :

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51817383

Trans actress drops out of tranny play because 'cisgendered" person allowed in cast. 'Uproar' ensues

Corona vira + AIDS = CoronAIDS?

Posted by: zombie at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (N9G0H)

310 303 275 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!
Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)

What could be hard about that? You wave your hand and say "Continue doing business!" and you're covered.*

*(You can see why nobody wanted me to go into management.)
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (RD7QR)
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You read my plan!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (MVjcR)

311 Someone online asked a question as to why he was assuming an uninterrupted doubling rate in his "analysis" and why he assumed all cases are fatal. The officers chose not to acknowledge the question.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (w2QL7)

They should have asked him if he would give them a penny doubled every day for a month.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)

312 Did the bedbugs bring their own toilet paper?

Posted by: klaftern at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (RuIsu)

313 Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:05 PM (pmpob)


I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Archer at March 10, 2020 05:07 PM (gmo/4)

314 Levin last night brought up Dr Bandy Lee who traveled on every talk show saying Trump wasn't fit for office and yet Crazy Old Joe is off limits.

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 05:07 PM (ZCEU2)

315 I think this is complete bullshit. Fake news.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (LISuA)

I can't find the statement.


I'm skeptical.

Posted by: Ha at March 10, 2020 05:07 PM (AXS9h)

316 Don't forget you computer is probably 100 percent Chinese. It's been pointed out by several gamer's, and other computer gurus. I do hope the military has other sources. In the movie the Second Civil War it was pointed out to the President that some military parts are outsourced to China.

100% is overstating it. Most of the major chips actually aren't from mainland China (Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, and the US all are represented there), but basically all of the printed circuit boards and cases and power supplies are. If you buy a laptop or pre-assembled desktop, it's almost always assembled in mainland China as well.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2020 05:07 PM (ZGrMX)

317 OT, I learned something horrifying about Kids These Days.

They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (gd9RK)

318 315 I think this is complete bullshit. Fake news.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (LISuA)

I can't find the statement.


I'm skeptical.
Posted by: Ha at March 10, 2020 05:07 PM (AXS9h)

The only place I can find it is CNS News, and I don't even know what that is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (Ez6QX)

319 Had to sit through a Coronacall with my company's officers. One of them, an MD, said that the doubling rate here is 4 days, and the death rate is poised to increase exponentially.


Bwahahahahahahaha.
It hasn't in China where they have over 76,000 cases. They still only have a little over 3000 dead.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (T0djb)

320 I say do it and at the same time increase the 401k and IRA contribution limits. I'll put the extra money back into the market which really what they want... and I need for retirement since SS will probably go away anyways.

Posted by: StuckInCalifornia at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (CDCKr)

321 When will all you Deplorable Clingers & Mouthbreathers learn that OrangeMan Bad!?

Posted by: Kurt (but another Kurt, not that Kurt) at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (R3Kyj)

322 They should have asked him if he would give them a penny doubled every day for a month.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)
++++++++++
After a week, it's only like $6.40. So it's fine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (I2dne)

323 312 Did the bedbugs bring their own toilet paper?
Posted by: klaftern at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (RuIsu)

Or hand sanitizer at least.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (XmV7U)

324 Gov. Cuomo said in his announcement about this: "...we're drawing a concentric circle around the area..."

Yikes!



Oh Noes! Geometry! We're Doomed, I tells ya, DOOMED!!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (HaL55)

325 Saw summary quote from Cryin' Chuck calling Trump's handling of this "incompetent". Didn't bother to look for details to back up that claim - as there likely aren't any.

Suppose it goes in the category with "shattered norms", "assaults on the rule of law", and "damage to our int'l standing" - all outlandish slanders with zero to substantiate them.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (El6T/)

326 They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.

So those of us that already Learned To Code don't have to worry about competition from the kids? Excellent.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (ZGrMX)

327 Canadian toilet rolls only have 78% of the squares of US rolls.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (ZmdWy)

328 Juan is a frigging idiot.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (ZLI7S)

329 299 Zero federal payroll tax? Or just zero withholding? If the latter, will the average person be able to pay what they owe next April?
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:04 PM (eAZVt)


It'll be after the election, so no problem.

Actually this could be a very beautiful thing. Once people realize how much they're paying in taxes - by having to write out ONE check - anyone who wants to raise taxes later will be lynched.

Withholding hides the pain. Notice how many people are thrilled to get a portion of their taxes back ("free money"), never thinking about where that money came from originally.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (pmpob)

330 Sidebar: Boys II Men were awesome. Very influential, though, yeah as Ace mentions, sometimes as comedy/parodies of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (d1uFV)

331 317 OT, I learned something horrifying about Kids These Days.

They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (gd9RK)

That's actually pretty sad. I love math.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (Ez6QX)

332 317 OT, I learned something horrifying about Kids These Days.

They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (gd9RK)

Plenty of translation apps out there too. You've basically got to confiscate their phones to get them to learn anything, the little whippersnappers.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (RD7QR)

333 Statement came off the wire from a Xihua piece. That's why you can't find the original. Here's the translation.

https://tinyurl.com/tfooavp

Posted by: Marcus T at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (VpIIl)

334 I'm also a big fan of Bell Biv Devoe

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (d1uFV)

335 The Wuhan virus has exposed the US dependence upon Chinese manufacturing.

Soon Trump will be naming names as to who brought about this dependence.

Obama, Biden, Bush and Bush, Clinton and Clinton, and Biden.

It's going to be awesome.

Posted by: davidt at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (l3+k2)

336 Juan is a frigging idiot.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (ZLI7S)
++++++++++++
Juan Williams?

If so, then Juan Williams debating a person of normal intelligence is like a baby boxing Mike Tyson.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (I2dne)

337 Gov. Cuomo said in his announcement about this: "...we're drawing a concentric circle around the area..."

Yikes!
Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (AMIL/)


What exactly IS a "concentric circle?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (pmpob)

338 Canadian toilet rolls only have 78% of the squares of US rolls.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 10, 2020 05:09 PM (ZmdWy)


And then female Canadian toilet rolls only have 77% of that.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (FJYfm)

339 It hasn't in China where they have over 76,000 cases. They still only have a little over 3000 dead.

A. Don't trust numbers from China.

B. Also, straight line projections at any slope are BS.

As always, the truth is elusive.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (XmV7U)

340 No doubt, but I think Mnuchin and as much as I hate to say...Kushner may have some influence on this one.
Posted by: dananjcon at March 10, 2020 04:57 PM (u6xw0)

I like Mnuchin. Smart, tough, unflappable. One of Trump's best cabinet appointments.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (H8QX8)

341 We are good on full benefits until 2030, and then we may have to start taking a haircut.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 04:33 PM (pndC3)

There is no money, it is an accounting fiction. Every FICA penny goes into the Treasury is spent by the govt. What is left over after FICA benefits are paid, is covered by an IOU. The illusion that there is a Social Security Trust Fund is nothing more than an illusion. The trust funds assets consist of Treasury IOUs. No cash, no securities.

Posted by: Agitator at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (TQLaI)

342 When will all you Deplorable Clingers Mouthbreathers learn that OrangeMan Bad!?

Posted by: Kurt (but another Kurt, not that Kurt) at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (R3Kyj)

Did you ever get to 2nd base with Liesel, mister older and wiser?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (q1Pj5)

343 I suppose nobody told him that there's no such thing as a singular concentric circle, right?

Not that I would've said anything either. Yeah, you just keep on believing that, bub.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (HaL55)

344 Italy announced a full moratorium on mortgage payments, according to the WSJ.

Wow.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (LISuA)

345 Killing old folks with coronavirus saves us big bucks!

Posted by: Gubmit Healthcare Death Panel at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (8eIk8)

346
Look at the standard contagious disease models, a set of standard differential equations of varying complexity. There's a name for them, which I forget and am too lazy to look up.

The equations have no closed form analytic solution, only numerical solutions are possible, but you can ballpark some behavior out of them easily.

The initial phase of a disease is indeed exponential, but that's very short lived when the number of infected is a negligible fraction of the total population.

It peters out once it becomes large enough. Total infected peaks, then dies out.

Now, the "basic reproduction number", dubbed R_0 governs that initial exponential phase. If R_0 > 1, it's exponential. If R_0

The goal of vaccination is to drive R_0 below 1, otherwise dubbed "heard immunity".

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

347 "if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus epidemic."

What drugs could they give you for a virus anyway? Tylenol? Sudafed?

Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (eAZVt)

348 Did anyone pull the Page Spiranac info to this thread, and then make an "I'd sink my putter in her hole" joke?

If not shame on you all, you are slipping.
Posted by: LizLem

No, but I'd let guide my shwing.

Posted by: JT at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (arJlL)

349 Canadian toilet rolls only have 78% of the squares of US rolls.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Canadian toilet paper is in METRIC

Posted by: Miklos, each sure metre of lawn unoccupied at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (QzkSJ)

350 Illinois and Chicago pensions are insolvent with a 15% to 20% decline in the S+P. So, there is benefit to a bear market!

Posted by: jeff carter at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (q/+md)

351
Cuomo... *DERP*

No such thing as a concentric circle.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (AzW6q)

352 337 Gov. Cuomo said in his announcement about this: "...we're drawing a concentric circle around the area..."

Yikes!
Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (AMIL/)

What exactly IS a "concentric circle?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (pmpob)


Can we ask Slow Joe? I'd rather die laughing than die from the damned Wuhan Virus!

Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (AMIL/)

353 Plenty of translation apps out there too. You've basically got to confiscate their phones to get them to learn anything, the little whippersnappers.


Well I teach a language and not math so I'm very familiar with Google Translate.

I tell the little vermin that I can sell GT from a mile away and when they try to get away with it I project it on the smartboard and subject them to mockery, ridicule, and public shaming.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (gd9RK)

354 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!
Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM


I'm preparing to step into the COO role, but then who will be Director of Security?

Posted by: WeaselDog at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (7w2zX)

355 Has John McCain returned to Washington to save the country?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (XmV7U)

356 The Dems will spin the tax break as "harming the poor and the most vulnerable among us" and oppose it. The Media will pick up the chant,
Sorry,I know I'm depressing.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 10, 2020 05:06 PM (l9m7l)


Beck Chas
The really sad thing is that you nailed it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (BiNEL)

357 "a virus that, while dangerous for some, is probably going to turn out to be the Y2K of pandemics."
I don't understand this attitude at all.

Have you been paying attention to what's happening in Italy as we speak? Do you think they locked down their entire fucking country for fun? There were 600 cases there 11 days ago; now there are over 10,000, continuing to increase exponentially.

Why should it be any different in the US? Within 10 days there will be thousands of cases here, and what are we doing about it? China was only able to arrest the spread by aggressively quarantining hundreds of millions of people. There's no way we could pull off anything like that here, yet that appears to be the only choice; so where does that leave us?
Critical cases need ventilator/ICU-level support in order to survive much of the time, yet we don't have anywhere near the capacity to support a huge influx of cases like that. What do you think is going to happen then?
I encourage you to read this Twitter thread for a first-hand account.

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at March 10, 2020 05:13 PM (0Uf+z)

358 182
theres a ball washing joke in there, too.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 10, 2020 04:50 PM (ZnKVV)

Laying up on the fringe

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 10, 2020 05:13 PM (k/TB6)

359 They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:08 PM (gd9RK)


Easy to fix. Just write out the exam paper in longhand. See if their phones can solve THAT.

Another fun ploy: provide more information than is needed to solve the problem. In the real world, you have to figure out what information is needed; you never get just what you need, and no more.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:13 PM (pmpob)

360 It could be worse.

SCOAMF

Posted by: klaftern at March 10, 2020 05:13 PM (RuIsu)

361 I like Mnuchin. Smart, tough, unflappable. One of Trump's best cabinet appointments.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (H8QX

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Plus, he produced The Accountant, which has some very interesting guns in it. There's a full auto chain gun that looks like it could some real damage.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (LISuA)

362 *smell*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (gd9RK)

363 No such thing as a concentric circle.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (AzW6q)


Well at least he got the "con" part right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (BiNEL)

364 Is the Italian medical sector equivalent or superior to the American one...?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (w2QL7)

365 >>> Juan is a frigging idiot.
~~~~~

Fox is at the point where if you want conservative content, you've got to pay for it (Fox Nation.) You can count on one hand the number of shows worth watching anymore.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (sGotD)

366 At some point we'll need to bring Austrian Gamer Girl and her.... uummm, 'uge tracts of land back into play.

Posted by: The Atom Bomb of Loving Kindness at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (lXZ2r)

367 It could be worse.



SCOAMF

Posted by: klaftern at March 10, 2020 05:13 PM (RuIsu)


Could be raining.
Igor

Posted by: Archer at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (gmo/4)

368 Italy announced a full moratorium on mortgage payments, according to the WSJ.

Wow.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (LISuA)
+++++++++++++
The Germans (and to a lesser degree the French, Spanish and English) are going to be *furious.*

Italy's banking sector is a zombie. Their big banks are fiercely dependent on Italy's neighbors, who own a lot of Italian paper. The Italian government owns a lot, too - but the Italian bonds are pretty common in other big banks in the Eurozone.

That particular move *might* trigger something big.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (I2dne)

369 "What exactly IS a 'concentric circle?' "

It's concentric with another circle. They share the same center, but not necessarily the same radius.

Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (eAZVt)

370 352 337 Gov. Cuomo said in his announcement about this: "...we're drawing a concentric circle around the area..."

Yikes!
Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:03 PM (AMIL/)

What exactly IS a "concentric circle?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (pmpob)


Can we ask Slow Joe? I'd rather die laughing than die from the damned Wuhan Virus!
Posted by: Gref at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (AMIL/)

Consummate Vs!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (XmV7U)

371 I'm also a big fan of Bell Biv Devoe
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (d1uFV)

They were never the same after Book and Candle left.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (miJU3)

372 No such thing as a concentric circle.


There are, however, concentric circle. Perhaps he means that they are burning the people in the inner circle, but only burying the people in the outer circle in lime pits.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (pndC3)

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (AzW6q)

374 dammit

There are, however, concentric circle(s)

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (pndC3)

375 369 "What exactly IS a 'concentric circle?' "

It's concentric with another circle. They share the same center, but not necessarily the same radius.
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (eAZVt)

Wheels within wheels, man.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (XmV7U)

376 Meant to insert this link to a first-hand account of that's happening in Italy:
https://tinyurl.com/swn85ff

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (0Uf+z)

377 Has John McCain returned to Washington to save the country?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (XmV7U)


He's busy right now as his funeral is in its critical 150th week

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (mpeBU)

378 Somebody made a very good point somewhere earlier this week that we had about 6 weeks of Chinese folks flying into the US before the ChiComs even revealed they had a viral outbreak, and before the US even had a chance to respond. November and half of December.

So the Coronavirus has been in the US since November. But we've not seen an obvious increase in flu-like cases.

The cruise ship that just pulled in to Cali had a 20 percent infection rate and a 0.85 percent death rate, with all the dead over 70 years old.

Most of the folks who are susceptible to dying from this are people who are so old they aren't really out and about and in contact with carriers. And the rest of the population, if they've gotten this, are surviving it just like they have the "regular" flu. Things like what happened with the nursing home in Kirkland Washington that's had so many deaths is actually not going to be a common situation, I don't think.

All these panicky steps all the states are taking are occurring after the virus has already been living amongst us for 4 months. I think this thing has already burned itself out in the US, and we are just catching up and counting victims now and throwing them into catagories.

Once the victims of this are added to the "regular" flu, there won't be an appreciable increase in overall flu deaths. Just an exercise in putting people in categories and still trying to blame Trump for not being omniscient in October and knowing then that we needed 330 million Coronavirus test kits and to close the border.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (7ThNu)

379 347 "if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus epidemic."

What drugs could they give you for a virus anyway? Tylenol? Sudafed?
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM (eAZVt)


I just hope Scotland doesn't ban exports.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (pmpob)

380 Wow, the Daily Mail is really trying to sell panic & Trump-hatred these days.

*spits*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (zlgJP)

381 Congratulations on the shout-out, Kurt!

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (krYGQ)

382 In New Rochelle, the Living will envy the Dead.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (pndC3)

383 >>>They're doing Photo Math. They take a picture of the math problem and
their phone solves it for them. Then they write down the answer.

Damn kids these days don't know how easy they have it.

When I was their age I had to peek at the answers of the smart kid next to me to cheat.

Posted by: davidt at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (l3+k2)

384 375 369 "What exactly IS a 'concentric circle?' "

It's concentric with another circle. They share the same center, but not necessarily the same radius.
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (eAZVt)

Wheels within wheels, man.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (XmV7U)

Ezekiel saw the wheel within the wheel.

Tonight on, In Search Of...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (d1uFV)

385
I see if I use a "less than" symbol, Pixy thinks it's an HTML tag and wipes out the remainder.

If R_0 is less than 1, then there is no initial exponential phase, and the disease dies out. No epidemic. You want to vaccinate enough of the population to drive R_0 less than 1, and thus any disease will die out before it can start spreading.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (rCwaK)

386 Even Amazon is running out of toilet paper.My opinion of my fellow American's intellect is being lowered even further....

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (KNsKs)

387 I just hope Scotland doesn't ban exports.

We must invade now. To secure the Lagavulin lifeline.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (XmV7U)

388 Killing old folks with coronavirus saves us big bucks!

Posted by: Gubmit Healthcare Death Panel at March 10, 2020 05:11 PM (8eIk


Hey, you can't blame us for the Liverpool Pathway approach anymore!

Posted by: NHS Commissar Hrothgar at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (BiNEL)

389 It's concentric with another circle. They share the same center, but not necessarily the same radius.
Posted by: Chris M at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (eAZVt)


Sure, but that would be "concentric circleS," plural. Drawing A concentric circle makes no sense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (pmpob)

390 I think the democrat legislature blocking Trump from helping taxpayers a few months before the election is just about perfect optics.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (yL25O)

391 MIT scientist calls coronavirus fraud to manipulate markets.

https://tinyurl.com/w5ljpss

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (H8QX8)

392 if China announces that its drugs are for domestic use and bans exports, the United States will fall into the hell of a new coronavirus epidemic

--

That seems like an awkward thing to the country that buys - one assumes - 70% of your cheapass Chinese sh*t.

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (krYGQ)

393 I'm with BunnyFooFoo on this. this isn't a health crisis so much as a hospital capacity crisis. Anything that can be done to stagger out hospital visits, should be done.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (ykYG2)

394 Ohio gov Dewine has requested no indoor crowd events which is why the Dems are canceling rallies.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (TE8jT)

395 Isn't a series of concentric circles, a classic TARGET?

So, he's drawing a TARGET on that area?

Sending in Troops?

OK then.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (NgKpN)

396 371 I'm also a big fan of Bell Biv Devoe
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:10 PM (d1uFV)

They were never the same after Book and Candle left.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (miJU3)

Kim Novak is such a homewrecker

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (d1uFV)

397 I really have my doubt Biden lasts until November. I'm not kidding, between his mental issues, his brother being charged with fraud, his son being a deadbeat dad and defying a court order to turn over his finances and Ukraine starting to be exposed I think he won't make it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

398 387 I just hope Scotland doesn't ban exports.

We must invade now. To secure the Lagavulin lifeline.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (XmV7U)


Definitely. We must build up the Strategic Scotch Reserve.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (pmpob)

399 Breaking News:
Easiest way to catch coronavirus is to touch that public bottle of hand sanitizer in offices and supermarkets that have been touched and fumbled with by every asshole on earth.

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (v0R5T)

400 Even Amazon is running out of toilet paper.

I do not understand what the hell this is all about. At all.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (XmV7U)

401 387 I just hope Scotland doesn't ban exports.

We must invade now. To secure the Lagavulin lifeline.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (XmV7U)

They can keep the nasty Islay shit. Speyside and Highlands, on the other hand...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (XmV7U)

402 382 In New Rochelle, the Living will envy the Dead.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (pndC3)

And now I picture Rob and Laura Petrie moving through the rubble shooting at zombies.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (RD7QR)

403
I don't know if I'm using this right but...

are we bereft economic-doom-trolls, today?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (H95zP)

404 I wonder which half of the equation gets the 0%? The employers pay in, or the employees part - or both?

I can see giving the employers a 0% payroll tax pay in, and keeping the trust fund portion from the employees withholding the same rate - that would boost the economy without completely depleting the fund too horribly. But it would have to be temporary because without serious benefit cuts later, the whole system would come crashing down a lot sooner than it already will.

Posted by: Boswell at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (32YRo)

405
I really have my doubt Biden lasts until November. I'm not kidding, between his mental issues, his brother being charged with fraud, his son being a deadbeat dad and defying a court order to turn over his finances and Ukraine starting to be exposed I think he won't make it.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

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You forgot me.

Posted by: Creeping Death, Dragging Joe Down Into the Earth's Cold Embrace at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (AzW6q)

406 400 Utter stupidity.

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (KNsKs)

407 Consummate Vs!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 10, 2020 05:14 PM (XmV7U)

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No, I said CONSUMMATE!

Posted by: reason at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (XiVKO)

408 There are, however, concentric circle(s)


Not only are progs innumerate, they're, um...uhh. What's the word for "ignorant of geometry?"

Geomingrant? Anyway, I'ma gonna just call him Stoopid and be done with it. That's our betters for ya.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (HaL55)

409 Easiest way to catch coronavirus is to touch that public bottle of ANTIBACTERIAL hand sanitizer in offices and supermarkets that have been touched and fumbled with by every asshole on earth.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (XmV7U)

410 Even Amazon is running out of toilet paper.

I do not understand what the hell this is all about. At all.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)



Nope. It's so random and pointless.

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (Qf83p)

411 391 MIT scientist calls coronavirus fraud to manipulate markets.

https://tinyurl.com/w5ljpss
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (H8QX


Sounds like a nutjob.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (pmpob)

412 Sure, but that would be "concentric circleS," plural. Drawing A concentric circle makes no sense.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (pmpob)

...

Well, draw A parallel line then instead.

Posted by: You're an expert in drawing lines right? at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (yL25O)

413 >>Ohio gov Dewine has requested no indoor crowd events which is why the Dems are canceling rallies.

I saw of video of one of Joe's latest video. When the camera panned back you could see the audience.

I'm not sure what Biden is drawing can be categorized as a crowd.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (ZLI7S)

414 We must build up the Strategic Scotch Reserve.


As long as we maintain an open borders policy with Kentucky we'll be fine.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (gd9RK)

415 Y2K all over again.

Massachusetts Declares State Of Emergency As Confirmed Cases Triple; Mortality Rate In Lombardy Hits 8% - Higher Than Wuhan: Live Updates Washington State considering rapid lockdowns.

(This is what happens when when health resources collapse). I've been to Northern Italy twice. It's more 1st world than our cities are.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ new-jersey-declares-state-emergency- coronavirus-cases-triple-greater-new-york

Posted by: ok at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (0/Al/)

416

Oh, Rob!

Posted by: Laura Petrie, watching Rob trip over his feet and miss the zombie at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM (rCwaK)

417 Canadian toilet rolls only have 78% of the squares of US rolls.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Canadian toilet paper is in METRIC
Posted by: Miklos, each sure metre of lawn unoccupied at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM

Some of the Canadian resorts I'd go to gas up the boat called it an Imperial gallon. Which I think was just a fancy term for an expensive liter of gas.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (TNy/K)

418 "What exactly IS a 'concentric circle?' "



Round like a circle in a spiral

Like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending nor beginning

On an ever spinning reel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (mpeBU)

419 Virus troll takes over when stock market troll's got nuthin'

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (KNsKs)

420 MIT scientist calls coronavirus fraud to manipulate markets.

--

THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED!!!
- People who graduated with C averages and journalism degrees

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (krYGQ)

421 Why should it be any different in the US? Within 10 days there will be thousands of cases here, and what are we doing about it? "

Get back to me in 10 days and tell if there are "thousands of cases here". Ah, but you'll be gone, you won't stick around when it's shown you've just been needlessly hyperventilating.

I think it really comes down to basic cowardice and lack of character of some people. They hear anything that they think could be a threat, and they fall apart and start sobbing uncontrollably.

Me, I'm like Bring it, Show me what you got. Don't expect me to jump and get all excited until you do.

btw, if you want an explanation for Italy's high rates, almost all of Italy coronavirus deaths have been among those in the 80's and 90's, and Italy has the oldest average age of any European country. This is because all of the young Italians have been leaving to live elsewhere because their economy has been so bad for so long. Italy is a giant nursing home, the US is not. It's irrational to think we'll have the same rates that they have had.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (Kpl3J)

422 275 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)


Good opportunity to do what ought to be done.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (XathI)

423 >> I've been to Northern Italy twice. It's more 1st world than our cities are.

No, it's not.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (ZLI7S)

424 Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at March 10, 2020 05:15 PM (0Uf+z)

You're not ok?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (miJU3)

425 Round like a circle in a spiral

Like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending nor beginning

On an ever spinning reel



mind. blown.

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (Qf83p)

426 I saw a headline last week that the Dow rallied because Biden was locking in the nomination.
Not that Trump is handling the "crisis" well. No, the world loves Joe!

Posted by: PJ at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (qlTN9)

427
Posted by: ok

You're funny.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (H95zP)

428 http://bit.ly/3cPRmyA
*******
Trump Cancels 2020 Election Over Coronavirus Concerns | The Babylon Bee

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (BqBId)

429 And now I picture Rob and Laura Petrie moving through the rubble shooting at zombies.
Posted by: joncelli,

I never really trusted their neighbor, Jerry...

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (FTlwv)

430 But it would have to be temporary because without serious benefit cuts later, the whole system would come crashing down a lot sooner than it already will.
Posted by: Boswell at March 10, 2020 05:19 PM (32YRo)

...

A REAL virus would fix our social security benefits problem once and for all.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (yL25O)

431
(This is what happens when when health resources collapse). I've been to Northern Italy twice. It's more 1st world than our cities are.

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This is laughable. It's more advanced than the South but to call it 1st world at all is stretch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (AzW6q)

432 Y2K all over again.

-

I agree with this, although I'm not sure in the way you mean.

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (krYGQ)

433 I'm not sure what Biden is drawing can be categorized as a crowd.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:20 PM

It was the early bird special at the buffet.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (TNy/K)

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (AzW6q)

435 Virus troll takes over when stock market troll's got nuthin'
Posted by: steevy


I think they're all lurking derper.

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (Qf83p)

436 I'm thinking Crazy Old Joe is pushed until he gets the nomination then shortly after declared incompetent and a replacement is named, maybe the VP pick.

Posted by: Skip at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (ZCEU2)

437 ....ask your Doctor about WUHANIBUB.

do not take Wuhanibub substitutes ask for the real thing.

we have Millions of unsatisfied clients taking it now,don't be a denier or you may experience nasty side effects make that definitely experience a shit load.

Posted by: saf at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (5IHGB)

438 Milan is first world.

The rest? Eh.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (XmV7U)

439 So what's the over under on retarded Joe punching a voter before November ?

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (bML9A)

440 I tell the little vermin that I can sell GT from a mile away and when they try to get away with it I project it on the smartboard and subject them to mockery, ridicule, and public shaming.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:12 PM


Da iawn ti, mêt!

Posted by: Moronau Cymru at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (sHZuR)

441 Joe and Bernie are in the demographic most threatened by the virus

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (KNsKs)

442
You all know that joke biden isn't writing his own tweets, right?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (H95zP)

443 OK, why such the panic? Is the death toll so high they are stacking the bodies. As a percentage of the population what is the infection rate?

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (0OmEj)

444 Breaking911 @Breaking911
6m
InfoWars host Alex Jones arrested for DWI in Texas, has since been released on bond

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (BqBId)

445 Maybe Zombie Bunker Hunt is trying to corner the Charmin market.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (XmV7U)

446

Trump should start showing up at the Chuckie and Nuncie show - just wandering into the room while they are talking their lies. Wander behind them and start asking them direct questions about their lies.

I'm tired of them showing up like Heckle and Jeckle and getting away with it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (vEIlU)

447 "As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies... the Immune System, the coronavirus fear-mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent and push mandated medicine," tweets Ayyaduri.

Sounds reasonable to me.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (H8QX8)

448 Tweet is what the bird says
Joe Biden

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (KNsKs)

449 Fargo, ND Democrat caucus goers are now having to park 1/2 mile away from the one and only Dem caucus site in this corner of the state.
...and it's just now getting to quitting time for people with 9-to-5ish jobs.
LOLOLOLOLLL the utter incompetence of the local Dim party

Posted by: ptschett at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (uHE/j)

450 391
MIT scientist calls coronavirus fraud to manipulate markets.



https://tinyurl.com/w5ljpss

LOL ... "the inventor of email" ... didn't he lose a senate race ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (XzVUd)

451 No one who has ever owned an Italian car is surprised that Italy is f*cking this up.

I bet the serum is a beautiful color, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (krYGQ)

452 Don't know about you guys, but I'd love to hear Ace's take on the golfing crisis and the dastardly Ms. Spiranac.

Posted by: cornbred at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (A751K)

453 Ohio gov Dewine has requested no indoor crowd events which is why the Dems are canceling rallies.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 10, 2020 05:17 PM (TE8jT)


DeRINO as gutless as ever. I'm sure an exemption will be made for the Cartel to have their March Madness terrible games in Cleveland.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (y7DUB)

454

Plant more Trump supporters at Biden rallies and get in his face. Keep making him reveal the bully idiot he is.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (vEIlU)

455 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)


Good opportunity to do what ought to be done.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (XathI)




Summary executions?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (pndC3)

456 Breaking911 @Breaking911
6m
InfoWars host Alex Jones arrested for DWI in Texas, has since been released on bond
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM

He's been trying to tell you that they are after him! This is how it starts! Oooh chemtrails!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (TNy/K)

457 I never really trusted their neighbor, Jerry...
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (FTlwv)

Millie was the problem.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (H8QX8)

458 >>Milan is first world.

Parts of Milan are first world. Other parts not so much.

Had a customer in Milan I used to visit. If I get sick my first thought is not gee, I wish I was in Milan.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

459 the nice thing about the nr whuanbola is that more than half of it is from a fucking retard lawyer

Posted by: not so at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (HALdu)

460 Even Amazon is running out of toilet paper.

I do not understand what the hell this is all about. At all.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:18 PM (XmV7U)
..........

Must be a lot of fat Americans with the squirts.

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (v0R5T)

461 >> I've been to Northern Italy twice. It's more 1st world than our cities are.

No, it's not.




OK, this is a fight worth having! Somebody bet on the Palomino, I'm going to bet on the Bay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (gd9RK)

462 >>>Me, I'm like Bring it, Show me what you got. Don't expect me to jump and get all excited until you do.
...

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (Kpl3


If it wants me it can chase me down at Big Casino.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (XathI)

463
Yes, in Italy, the average age of the fatalities was 80.

In NYC, remember the lawyer in critical condition with Corona? He infected his family and a neighbor or two. His wife recently posted on Facebook that they all recovered and the worst symptoms any of them experienced was a cough.

If you're old with underlying chronic medical conditions, particularly respiratory, this is dangerous. If you're otherwise healthy, it will be a nothingburger mostly. There will be a few outliers who get really sick, but it's basically a nothingburger.

And that's what the health authorities here are operating under. Protect the nursing homes and elderly with the most effort.

Posted by: Laura Petrie, watching Rob trip over his feet and miss the zombie at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (rCwaK)

464 Not one American in a million can point out where Wuhan is on a map.

Posted by: torabora at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (Y274z)

465
Don't know about TX, but in CO, if your mom had a drink the night you were conceived, it's DWI.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (AzW6q)

466 Italy is third world

Posted by: not so at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (HALdu)

467 Question for the horde:

Hunter Biden's dishonorable discharge make him a prohibited person RE owning guns, right?

Can he still borrow one for a hunt?

I'm asking because Biden says his son Hunter is a hunter. Is that legal?

Posted by: bonhomme at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (i0wNm)

468 Don't know about you guys, but I'd love to hear Ace's take on the golfing crisis and the dastardly Ms. Spiranac.
Posted by: cornbred


Gentlemen. We cannot allow a golf clap gap!

Posted by: eleven at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (Qf83p)

469 439 So what's the over under on retarded Joe punching a voter before November ?
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade a fucking ray of sunshine at March 10, 2020 05:23 PM (bML9A)

No bookie will take that bet.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (RD7QR)

470 447 "As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies... the Immune System, the coronavirus fear-mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent and push mandated medicine," tweets Ayyaduri.

Sounds reasonable to me.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (H8QX

Yup, heard a Bernie spokesman today say that the Virus shows why we need Socialized medicine.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (NgKpN)

471
The illusion that there is a Social Security Trust Fund is nothing more than an illusion. The trust funds assets consist of Treasury IOUs. No cash, no securities.
Posted by: Agitator


I would have put it in a lock box.

Posted by: Al Gore at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (aKsyK)

472
Lawrence, Massachusetts is Fourth World.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (H95zP)

473 Has anyone noted that Hunter no-showed for his court appearance in AR with "coronavirus" as an excuse?

Comedy is dead, but separately, it's been outpaced by reality.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (El6T/)

474 If I get sick my first thought is not gee, I wish I was in Milan.

OK, if you put it THAT way...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (XmV7U)

475 467 Poon hunting.No season and no bag limit....

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (KNsKs)

476
>>>Summary executions?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (pndC3)


Never let a crisis go to waste.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (XathI)

477 Don't know about TX, but in CO, if your mom had a drink the night you were conceived, it's DWI.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice



Dicking While Intoxicated?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (T0djb)

478 I've been to Northern Italy twice. It's more 1st world than our cities are.

No, it's not.
Posted by: JackStraw

He meant 1st Century.

Posted by: Miklosius Augustulus at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (QzkSJ)

479 Tuscany!

Posted by: The Maestro at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (l3+k2)

480 Y2K wasn't a big deal because we fixed it in 1999.

Posted by: DaveA at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (FhXTo)

481 I don't know about you but I'm loving this Wuhan flu.

Posted by: Social Security Trust Fund at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (Y274z)

482 Not one American in a million can point out where Wuhan is on a map.
Posted by: torabora at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM

I saw Wuhan Clan open for Living Color in 98.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (TNy/K)

483 Yup, heard a Bernie spokesman today say that the Virus shows why we need Socialized medicine.
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (NgKpN)
+++++++++++
Smart. It will save on bullets. It's harder to target, but socialized medicine + a pandemic will kill more people more quickly than a goon squad can.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (I2dne)

484 If you're gonna consommé here, do it on the Food Thread.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (ebKEw)

485 400
Even Amazon is running out of toilet paper.



I do not understand what the hell this is all about. At all.

Means Brazil was caught short.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (XzVUd)

486 Some of the Canadian resorts I'd go to gas up the boat called it an Imperial gallon. Which I think was just a fancy term for an expensive liter of gas.
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (TNy/K)

An Imperial gallon is 5 U.S. quarts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (miJU3)

487 From that twitter thread of doom. One guy asked the Italian nurse for a photo to show what all the kaos is like that he is reporting...to show people dropping dead in the halls, over crowding..etc. Lol, he replied with a photo of an empty or room, saying this room is now 100% full..PANIK!.. Lol.

Posted by: High Low Yo! at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (nzKWW)

488 The left never lets a " crisis" go to waste

Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:28 PM (KNsKs)

489 The only reason the DOW is up this high is because Trump proposed an income tax holiday through November.


Watch for democrats to "pounce"" on this news as a ploy to help Trump win reelection.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 10, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)



They keep repeating that all that Trump cares about is the Stock Market versus the people.

He doing too much too soon, then not doing enough.

God help us and turn the entire country into a Trump wave in November. Burn that party down. They are too vile and will never come back from their TDS.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:28 PM (vEIlU)

490


Nood



Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 10, 2020 05:28 PM (H95zP)

491
IIRC, our DWI is 0.4 BAC - basically one beer for an adult male.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 10, 2020 05:28 PM (AzW6q)

492 Poon hunting.No season and no bag limit....
Posted by: steevy at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM

Fistbump.

Posted by: Huntie Biden at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (TNy/K)

493 Yup, heard a Bernie spokesman today say that the Virus shows why we need Socialized medicine.

Correct me if I am wrong here, but the People's Republic of China has socialized medicine.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (XmV7U)

494 An Imperial gallon is 5 U.S. quarts.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (miJU3)
++++++++++++
Which is why the famous "forty" - a 40oz bottle of malt liquor - is the size that it is. It's an imperial quart.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (I2dne)

495 Oh hey buddy here's your problem... this damn thing is in metric.

-plumber holding Canadian toilet roll up to the spool.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (ZmdWy)

496 A REAL virus would fix our social security benefits problem once and for all.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 10, 2020 05:22 PM (yL25O)


Not to mention our vagrant problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (pmpob)

497 Tuscany!


Booked up. Completely. Nothing to be had.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (pndC3)

498 347: lasix for pulmonary edema, decongestants, cough suppressants, meds to lower blood pressure if needed, nebulizers...

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 05:29 PM (5wOoy)

499 Posted by: Marcus T at March



I just can't see selling chickens for 2 bucks apiece when it takes 4 bucks to raise em.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 10, 2020 04:35 PM (AwQxg)
*************
Word

Posted by: The Chicken at March 10, 2020 05:30 PM (Y274z)

500 If the coronavirus was able to spread as badly as the frightened ones think it is doing, then all of China should be collapsing right now - but it isn't. In fact it looks like it's peaked in China and is now starting to burn itself out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 10, 2020 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

501 No one who has ever owned an Italian car is surprised that Italy is f*cking this up.

I bet the serum is a beautiful color, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM (krYGQ)


Word on the street is this started with a textile buyer returning to Italy from China. Milan fashion capital.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:30 PM (vEIlU)

502 Reddit had an interesting thread about the Italian situation: Italy is a country of the old, so they are getting sick. Also, they are testing everyone now, so that is perhaps bumping up the numbers. One family lost a great uncle and had a few others sick,but lots of other people say they're fine.
On a trip the hospital in Milan did a great job with a guy from the tour who had chest pain. Fast ambo, got his tested and on his feet again. No. Italy is pretty Euro.

Posted by: PJ at March 10, 2020 05:30 PM (qlTN9)

503 455 You think you have problems? Just be glad you don't work at my company. I'm responsible for the Business Continuity Plan!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 10, 2020 05:00 PM (MVjcR)


Good opportunity to do what ought to be done.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 10, 2020 05:21 PM (XathI)



Summary executions?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 10, 2020 05:25 PM (pndC3)

Need a little torture first. At least that's the policy here.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 10, 2020 05:31 PM (RD7QR)

504 InfoWars host Alex Jones arrested for DWI in Texas, has since been released on bond
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 10, 2020 05:24 PM


I read because he tested lower than limit, so he was DWI

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:31 PM (vEIlU)

505 *wasn't DWI

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:32 PM (vEIlU)

506 nood

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 10, 2020 05:32 PM (vEIlU)

507 Hotel Konradi in northern Italy. Thought the roof was going to fall in.

Posted by: wth at March 10, 2020 05:33 PM (v0R5T)

508 Then the next day, millisecond the computers reset,


Posted by: DaveA at March 10, 2020 05:34 PM (FhXTo)

509 Any tourist here ?...First time here then you have to fight.

Welcome....have a good time.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 10, 2020 05:34 PM (2xJB5)

510 500: yep

Posted by: CN at March 10, 2020 05:34 PM (5wOoy)

511 Not one American in a million can point out where Wuhan is on a map.
Posted by: torabora at March 10, 2020 05:26 PM (Y274z)

Just find where the vultures are circling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:35 PM (miJU3)

512 Has anyone noted that Hunter no-showed for his court appearance in AR with "coronavirus" as an excuse?

Comedy is dead, but separately, it's been outpaced by reality.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 10, 2020 05:27 PM (El6T/)

Hunter's baby momma needs to sic Dog the Bounty Hunter on him. That would be must-see TV.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 10, 2020 05:38 PM (miJU3)

513 And just like that, Obama claimed credit for the economy again...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 10, 2020 05:49 PM (Do5/p)

514 Income taxes were floated initially by a "Soak The Rich!" type of rhetoric, it would not have been enacted otherwise.

The first income tax rates were about 2 percent, levied on annual incomes exceeding about $600,000 in today's dollars.

Someone needs to ask Democrats why they are levying taxes on the working poor in the first place. Rates start at 15 per cent on income of what, 35,000? Something like that? What gives?

Let's decide we as a country, believe anyone making under 600k shouldn't owe any tax. They just borrow it from China anyway, and give it to say, Ukraine, or print the shit up, and add it to the 20 Trillion That Will Never Get Paid Back, until paying interest on the debt alone consumes the entire "budget", that nobody has bothered with for the last 20 years anyhoo.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 10, 2020 05:57 PM (q80FF)

515 Is Hillary living within that circle, I saw the map and she has to be close.

Posted by: Colin at March 10, 2020 05:58 PM (2fmAR)

516 it is Y2k in the sense that we need governments willing to fix the problem and stop its spread, as was done.

/learn to code

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 10, 2020 06:00 PM (ykYG2)

517 Somebody made a very good point somewhere earlier this week that we had about 6 weeks of Chinese folks flying into the US before the ChiComs even revealed they had a viral outbreak, and before the US even had a chance to respond. November and half of December.

So the Coronavirus has been in the US since November. But we've not seen an obvious increase in flu-like cases.

The cruise ship that just pulled in to Cali had a 20 percent infection rate and a 0.85 percent death rate, with all the dead over 70 years old.

Most of the folks who are susceptible to dying from this are people who are so old they aren't really out and about and in contact with carriers. And the rest of the population, if they've gotten this, are surviving it just like they have the "regular" flu. Things like what happened with the nursing home in Kirkland Washington that's had so many deaths is actually not going to be a common situation, I don't think.

All these panicky steps all the states are taking are occurring after the virus has already been living amongst us for 4 months. I think this thing has already burned itself out in the US, and we are just catching up and counting victims now and throwing them into catagories.

Once the victims of this are added to the "regular" flu, there won't be an appreciable increase in overall flu deaths. Just an exercise in putting people in categories and still trying to blame Trump for not being omniscient in October and knowing then that we needed 330 million Coronavirus test kits and to close the border.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 10, 2020 05:16 PM (7ThNu)

In 1995 when I lived in Chicago there was a big heat wave and then the power went out city wide. 739 people died.

The next year there was another power failure during a very similar heat wave, but deaths were only a blip. Reasons include - most of the susceptible had died the first year, a better response to get people to cool places like malls, more public attention, and so on.

The initial stages are like the first year, but increasingly regions are able to combat it and deaths drop.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 10, 2020 06:10 PM (eoQWY)

518 If the 0% tax rate passes, highly unlikely, but if it does the taxes are still owed. Payment is only being deferred so come tax time next year people will tend to be having to owe money instead of getting a refund. The Democrats will pounce on that blaming Trump as if he screwed the poor and working class and other nonsense. It's the same garbage they pulled when the tax cuts went into effect. People got smaller refunds than previous because the payroll tax was lowered. They kept more of their money during the year so overpaid less, hence the lower refund. Democrats framed it as Trump screwing them over.

Posted by: hadsil at March 10, 2020 06:35 PM (Wdt2K)

519 I remember Obama's payroll tax cut and it was The Best Thing Ever.

Posted by: West at March 10, 2020 09:07 PM (jqZBS)

520 I don't want to discount the effect of (a) better information regarding the Wuhan virus and (b) the president's confidence raising measures to support the economy, both generally and with respect to particularly ravaged industries.

But there is one other thing that was having an effect. Shareholders were also beginning to discount Bernie's failing campaign. I know that Tuesday's results weren't yet in, but there were signs everywhere that Bernie was expecting a bad night and Joe was expecting a good one. And that after a really bad Super Tuesday. It must comfort the markets to know that the chances of an inveterate apologist for Stalin and Castro becoming the Democrat nominee are waning.

Posted by: Nikola's Notion at March 11, 2020 02:39 PM (hrHLc)

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