Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread 3/28/20 [KT]

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Hello, gardeners, putterers, and dreamers! How is everybody doing? Getting an opportunity to spend some time outdoors? Or maybe to bring something from outdoors indoors? Keena sent the following:

Visited a dear friend today and came back with some of her Protea. They're really quite striking and being from South Africa, they are perfect in SoCal. Why don't I have them in my garden? Next project is to add a few!

So exotic! And they last a long time cut.

Thinking about a road trip in the future?

Sorry for any goofs, I'm a first-timer at this. The picture is a Panamint Five-Spot I saw outside Room Canyon in Death Valley National Park earlier in March. There wasn't a super bloom this year, but there were still plenty of pretty flowers. Thanks for the great pictures and commentary you post every week! Call me anonymous for now.

No goofs! Beautiful!

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The Edible Garden

Gordon in Minnesota sends the following:

Hey

Okay, I did start these guys a little early. But that is looking like a good decision as we are warm ending the winter.

These grow lights also are supposed to encourage budding. I would say they have. The tomato is a Garden Gem from Florida State U, and the pepper are arbol (taller) and Twilight, both from New Mexico State's Chile Pepper Institute.

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I am dreaming of future meals. The light set-up sounds good.

Need a job? Openings for asparagus harvesting in Switzerland, until June. They love white asparagus there. They hill it up under sandy soil. Look at those tools. They say that the pay is pretty good.

Have you ever had white asparagus?

The Swiss will also eat it green. Recipe.

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Critters

From Larro, some RV companions:

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Later, he sent this:

I went to help brother out in the country down 65 miles southwest, and this had just happened early Sunday morning.

You can't tell by this pic, but calf had been up and nursing. I guess it was worn out.
It was 50's and drizzle, everything saturated from several inches of rain in previous days, and life goes on and on. Yep, it's spring here; notice the green. Most hayfields are past 6-7" and coming on quick! All the tanks are full!

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And a return visitor this week:

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Gardens of The Horde

AZ tries to grow a garden sent in some great photos and information:

I finally got my raised beds built and filled; small are 2x2x2 ft and the large are 6x4x2 ft. The city of Tempe collects 'green waste' and composts it, then they charge $20 (for residents) for a pickup load full. They filled the back of a Silverado with a dump truck and I had to flatten the load and 'distribute' some back to their yard so I didn't leave a trail to my house. The receipt said 1.8 ton and I believe it.

I added garden soil (Lowes and Home Depot were 1 cent different and I used more than I thought I would need (multiple trips to both).

The bags were heavy and I wish I had counted the number of wheel barrow trips.

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Looks great!

Transplanted: 3 different tomatoes, Zucchini, straight yellow squash, basil, marigold, 2 artichokes, and swiss chard. Planted from seed: bunch onions, 5 different carrots (one seed pack with 5 different carrots), 4 and 10 ft sunflowers, and pickle bushes. I have since discovered that swiss chard turns bitter when temps get over 70; so, I'll be yanking 2 of the 4 plants and putting in some beets and spaghetti squash.

Do any of our other desert gardeners have tips on veggie choices? I think of the coast when I think of artichokes. And I'm thinking "baby beets" there, too.

Penstemon in the front yard:

Penstemon reseed them selves this year looks like a bumper crop.

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Penstemon parryi at base of Organ Pipe Cactus
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I love that photo.

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1 Good afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (ZCEU2)

2 A few daffodils punching up in the Chicago area. Torrential rain last night and more on the radar right now.

The red-winged blackbirds have been back for about a month--their birdsong and the cardinal birdsong are my favorites. I'm on a first name basis with a blackbird named Miles.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (DY3v8)

3 Oh how I miss gardening in northern Az. Great growing season you lucky person.

Posted by: S.Lynn at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (bBBKm)

4 Panamint Five Spot. Nature is amazing.

Posted by: MikeM at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (/8TQP)

5 Dutifully called them
Been playing with composte veggies that start growing, been doijng this every year without 1 success. But since have a mini greenhouse moving them into that. Well have 2 onions 1 which does seem to be growing well and a celery. Planted lots of seeds, lettuce, spinach and dill so see if can get some starts early. Going to try beans next.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM (ZCEU2)

6 I'll bet the current Epidemic of Stupid drives more people toward fruit and vegetable gardening. Then when things get slightly less stupid they'll let the crop rot on the vine.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (DY3v8)

7 Some day lilys are starting to poke through the dirt this week around here.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (B95HO)

8 Off stupid sock

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (B95HO)

9 They could be daffodils now that they've been mentioned.

Orange and yellow.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (B95HO)

10 There used to be a Panamint Mine. I think it's nice that there is a Panamint Five-Spot. There is also a Panamint Nectarine. Zingy.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:15 PM (BVQ+1)

11 Putting out some Mason bee tubes today as the feral ones have started on the cherry blossoms.

I'll put my cocoons out in a couple more weeks when the maple trees bloom.

Somehow we managed to be a Mason bee supplier for a localish Master Gardener program. They sell them to support their program. Last year we donated over 700 bees. Due to clean living and being a Moron our bees have very few mites or wasp parasites.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 28, 2020 01:15 PM (y0S2P)

12 Red winged blackbird (I looked it up).

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (zr5Kq)

13 Wife has me looking for cannjng jar lids, not sure why as nothing new here to jar, but nevertheless haven't seen them in the store, not sure seasonal thing or all bought up in the Apocalypse.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:17 PM (ZCEU2)

14 You guys are seeing psychedelic frigid pink tomato plants too, right? It's not just my mescaline kicking in?

Got myself a grow light and seed starters and planted a bunch of black flowers for my Goth garden. They are already sprouting!

I have hollyhocks, columbines, peony poppies, penny blacks, sweet william dyanthus, pansies, violas, black cherry peppers, and green rudbeckia with black centers. I will buy black petunias at our nursery if it opens back up.

This will be a very Metal little garden.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

15 Near here, there is a Blossom Trail in the spring. In Switzerland, there is a Vegetable Path, where you can view asparagus farms.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:20 PM (BVQ+1)

16 The protea remind me of fabric patterns ('50s or '60s) on curtains and melamine dinnerware. I know flower-patterned interor design isn't big anymore, but nature does a great job of form and color. The Panamint Five-Spot would make a great color palette, too,

AZ tries to grow a garden, that is really impressive! I hope your garden pays you back tenfold for your hard work.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 28, 2020 01:20 PM (/+bwe)

17 I love the red-winged blackbird! A few years ago I was devastated to hear of the mysterious RWB kill: flocks of them dropped right out of the sky, dead. I think it was in the midwest. Terrible.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (QvAgz)

18
Skip,
We've been getting them at Tractor Supply, just cause they've been the cheapest last coupla years.
If you don't have jars, don't forget not all glass jars can be used for pressure canning.
EVERYTHING works for pickles, though.

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (7M6jj)

19 Due to clean living and being a Moron our bees have very few mites or wasp parasites.
Posted by: Beartooth at March 28, 2020 01:15 PM

Moron bees? Do they buzz over thoraxes instead of bewbs?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (/+bwe)

20 Lots of redwing blackbirds at my parks, Kallisto. I love them too, they are the lone wolves of the bird world.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 01:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

21 The Panamint 5 spot reminds me of Rose of Sharon.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (QvAgz)

22 Lowe's garden section and the local garden store were PACKED with Coronafugitives today.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (mw1Wz)

23 Wife has the jars, looking for wide mouth. Possibly looking to jar homemade soup as she is becoming a prepper sort of.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (ZCEU2)

24 Glorious day here in NW IL, between thunderstorms, anyway.

Migration is full swing. The property is filled with bird-song: Song Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, Robins, Fox Sparrows, Kinglets, Red-wings, etc.

The crocus are in full bloom, the daffodils ready to bloom and the rhubarb has emerged and is growing quickly.

I so love these precious spring days. No bugs, lotsa beauty!

Posted by: lizabth at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (L3Rsz)

25 Tulips are budding.

I love daffodils but for some reason they don't want to bloom for me. Neighbors grow them just fine. Wonder if I'm planting at the wrong depth.

Posted by: Emmie at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (ouBhA)

26 So that's where they get the fillings for a bag of dicks!

Bloomberg: "ya put a dick in the ground and up they grow"!

Posted by: getting the banned back together making funny smelling pee at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM (uDbL4)

27 Skip,
Hardware stores. Really good grocery stores, but you're out of season probably.

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM (7M6jj)

28 20. One of them kept me company when I was recuperating last year. It was at a park about a mile from my house, has a big pond. I used to sit on the bench waterside to watch RWB do his thing in the tall reeds. Now that park is mobbed with SIPers escaping their house. I hope the crowd doesn't scare him away for good.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (QvAgz)

29
https://tinyurl.com/r4nczhp
Tractor Supply

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:33 PM (7M6jj)

30 Have had a few Bluebirds pass through, but none have stayed to nest. I built some Bluebird houses years ago. Bluebirds are my favorite.

Posted by: Ronster at March 28, 2020 01:33 PM (l3qby)

31
If I recall, a white asparagus farm was used as a set for a low budget horror movie, "The Terrible Secret of Morningwood Cemetary."

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (t5m5e)

32 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM
A Goth garden!
Love penny blacks!
Have some black hollyhocks.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (BVQ+1)

33 Kind of cold here this morning for California at the end of March. Seemed like a good morning for cattle and red-winged blackbirds.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (BVQ+1)

34 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM (NWiLs)

35
https://tinyurl.com/tyosqg2 True Value
https://tinyurl.com/sclsd5j Westlake

In other words, most chain hardwares, too.

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (7M6jj)

36 Bluebirds are so gorgeous. I've never put out nesting boxes, since I have a pretty large House Sparrow flock. They'd probably just attack the Bluebirds for the boxes. I'm none too fond of House Sparrows.

Posted by: lizabth at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (L3Rsz)

37 Here in NJ, my roses are all leafing up nicely, my perennials seem to have survived and the latest additions, the limelight hydrangeas are also producing new leaves. Peonies are pushing through the soil and I should have a great bloom on my lilacs ( I am glad I cut the heads off nice and early).
Now all I need is for garden stores to be classified as "essential", as they are to my peace of mind.

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (ONvIw)

38 Waiting to see what a "pickle bush" is.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (BVQ+1)

39 The Protea are absolutely gorgeous, btw.

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (ONvIw)

40 38: Are they a form of cactus?

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (ONvIw)

41 Wonder if hardware stores are open here, maybe with the 1 customer at a time but no idea.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (ZCEU2)

42 Hey AZ, I have not found my Swiss Chard to get bitter here I am up in Cave Creek, I have some plants that are 3 years old. I harvest from them year round, I do however grow them in the shade so perhaps that is the difference. I have put in Cucumbers about 5 different kinds, zucchini, peppers lots and lots of peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, melons a few different varieties, eggplant, basil, lettuces many varieties, beets, so much will grow in the spring here. Keep at it, you will find what works for you.

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (Eeh1E)

43
Skip,
Both the two I just posted say they're open.
I haven't seen anything closed here except barbershops... of the things I ordinarily go to.

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (7M6jj)

44 38 Waiting to see what a "pickle bush" is.
Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (BVQ+1)

Sounds like something you shouldn't look up on Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (NWiLs)

45 It's about time to start checking for asparagus on our property. Usually the deer get to the stalks before I do.

Posted by: Emmie at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (ouBhA)

46 Great pics!

Currently, old garden shed is being disassembled by moi. I didn't want to tear it apart, because it's metal and the last thing I want is a bunch of sharp metal pieces laying around for our dogs to get into.

Yard itself, about the only thing of note is the Locust Purple Jade which is trying to bloom again this year. We shall see.

i cut three of our crape myrtles "down to the studs" based on what a gardener did down the street. I figure he knows something, because that particular yard is always immaculate with gorgeous flowers year around.

Well, time to grab a bit to eat then back to taking out and then hauling away the old shed, in anticipation of a the new one showing up.

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47 WeeKreek Farm Girl at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM
I have to grow cucumbers on a trellis here in the Central Valley of California and there are still only a few that don't get bitter in summer, with careful watering. Had one friend who grew them in the shade of a tree.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (BVQ+1)

48
I haven't tried to grow anything in recent years. We have a couple of raised bed enclosures. Guess I'll prepare them and see what I can do. I'm partial to growing things that people can eat.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (t5m5e)

49 37. You have limelight hydrangeas! Love them. Hardware stores are essential in PA, the big box stores have live plants. I hope Murphy allowed you guys at least that much.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (QvAgz)

50 Miles the blackbird said the mass die off was caused when they realized that Spy Magazine went out of circulation.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (DY3v8)

51 The state of chaos, also known as NJ, has closed little kiddie parks in residential neighborhoods and every other thing they can think of.

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (ONvIw)

52
near twenty years ago wife and i went to northern Italy for a few weeks. somewhere between Trentino and Bolzano was a small town that had a restaurant that was recommended highly.

we each ordered a sampler of asparagus five ways. each version was beyond my expectation. i ordered a second plate.

the white asparagus may have been the best.

Posted by: krusty at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (0S7ZP)

53 Clearing out the tomato planters I discovered my new poppy was better at playing fetch then I had thought.

As I cleared an area and moved on she would fetch the weed and put it back where I had pulled it from.

When I turned around and saw what she had done she wagged her tail and barked proudly.

Could not get mad at her but I did leave her inside when I went back to bag all the weeds.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (XEC2p)

54 41 - yes Skip they are life-sustaining, in DE too.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (QvAgz)

55
Big V Caffeinated

Good story!

Posted by: MarkY at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (7M6jj)

56 49 37. You have limelight hydrangeas! Love them. Hardware stores are essential in PA, the big box stores have live plants. I hope Murphy allowed you guys at least that much.
Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (QvAgz)

Apparently Murphy caved and will be allowing garden stores as soon as they can put the plants outside. Yay! I want to get the grandsons busy on a garden.

I do love these hydrangeas. The limelights were not as popular as the little limes last year, so I had to do some real hunting to get them. They're lovely on their own, and they can't be beat for dried hydrangeas.

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (ONvIw)

57 CN at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM
Nope. They are not cacti. They are in their own family. Most are from south of the Limpopo river in Africa. They are related to Leucosperum and Leucadendron, which also have exotic flowers. Also related to Grevilleas.


Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (BVQ+1)

58 Chili de Arbol aka 'death in the green skin'!

I made my cousin a burrito one evening while we were fishing behind the house. He did say that he wanted it 'hot'. I chopped up two Arbols and put three whole ones in it. He ate the burrito and was nearly crawling on the riverbank ready to scoop up a mouth full of mud to dull the pain! Good times.

Last night I started my peppers that take an unusually long time to emerge - Aji, hot Filipino Bastards, Chiltepin, Scorpion Tail, and a heatless variety of Habanero called 'Roulette' that everyone just loved last year. Oh, and Alfrey's Red Peter, which I think reminds me of pepperoncini after they are pickled, and have plenty of heat. I am trying my best to delay transplanting tomato and peppers until june first like last year, but man, I get anxious here in N. Indiana.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (Vy7tf)

59 Howdy from WeaselAcres! Just put down 150# of grass seed on the road, and need about 150# more. Now for some rain!

Posted by: Weasel at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (MHB69)

60 57: Thanks

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (ONvIw)

61 The Protea reminds me of the Voynich manuscript, somehow.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (6rS3m)

62 59 Howdy from WeaselAcres! Just put down 150# of grass seed on the road, and need about 150# more. Now for some rain!
Posted by: Weasel at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (MHB69)

Sounds good. I reseeded the lawn this week, but am hoping to dig up a good chunk of it for more ornamental shrub beds and an expanded vegetable garden. The grandsons are home from school until may, so planting and nurturing is on the agenda along with a nice supply of wire to keep the deer away (although I wish I could shoot a couple of those, gift the neighbors with meat, an upholsterer friend with the skins, and use the blood for the roses)

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (ONvIw)

63 White asparagus is delicious! Especially with a light hollandaise sauce. Mmmmm!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (axyOa)

64 Been pouring down here all day

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (ZCEU2)

65 Not too much to report yet. We had to do the first mowing this week which is a bit early. But it has been an unusually mild winter. The baby trees, dogwood and crepe myrtle, are showing buds along with the lilac.

(I have high hopes for the lilac this year. I love going into the yard on a soft, moist spring morning while the lilac scent pervades the yard.)

Posted by: JTB at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (7EjX1)

History - It's for the Children [KT]

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Hi, everybody! How are things going? Have you thought about keeping track of your experiences during this unusual time?

'Write it down.' When you do, much of your life and who you are will be different than if you don't.

What will you tell the children in the future?

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A friend is having her children write a little something in a family "pandemic journal" every night. Kind of gives them a sense that one day the pandemic will be over.

Are you going nuts yet? Have a friend who is vulnerable to the effects of the virus? I though these guidelines from an astronaut for productive use of time during isolation were excellent. Starting with risk assessment. (Here are some simple rules for the immunocompromised).

A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating:

A cousin's son, a physician, has the virus. He is in isolation. He's better than he was a week ago and is ramping up his exercise program again. Will probably be in demand when he is resistant to the virus.

It is important to stay productive while in isolation. Choose your projects wisely.

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General tips from Dennis Prager: Watch less news.

Watch less news. Interview and opinion shows on TV and talk radio shows that add to one's understanding of the situation can be valuable. But watching depressing, panic-inducing news about COVID-19 24/7 will only make you jittery, anxious and depressed. It's good for the news networks' ratings, but it's bad for your mental health.

Instead, you can read, talk to friends, watch movies, learn a language, listen to music, start a journal, walk outside, garden or engage in hobbies. Do that project you've never had time to get to. In short, don't preoccupy yourself with the virus.

Timelines

Things are changing every day now. I wonder if putting dates on the records of our personal experiences will be as important as putting dates on the records of public statements and such?

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Music and Dance

Jake Holenhead included this great American dance form, hillbilly clogging, in last week's comments. Not enough social distancing for today. But until we can try that at the next Meet-Up, here's a solo replacement:

And a Canadian challenger:

Hope you have a great weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

2 Nice gams!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)

3 Morning Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (Y4EXg)

4 Mornin' shut-ins!

Have you thought about keeping track of your experiences during this unusual time?

Gave up on that after a few days of writing: "work, soul-crushing boredom-sleep" on every page.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

5 I really need to work on my anti-technology manifesto (on my computer).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

6 What a fine mid-day thread!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (kp35W)

7 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!
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I recorded my grandparents on tape but the recordings are in bad shape. One day, I'll get them to a sound engineer and have them cleaned up and preserved.

I miss them terribly. It's hard to grasp that now I'm the old people to the kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (Y4EXg)

8 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

9 I really need to work on my anti-technology manifesto (on my computer).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

Quill pens and India ink if you want to write for the ages!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BiNEL)

10 Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM
If you can get 2 or 3 aunts and uncles together to talk about old times on tape, it is a great thing.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BVQ+1)

11 Old and busted: Rugged individualists unite!!


New and fashionable: Rugged individualists unite at six foot intervals!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (m45I2)

12 Somebody special.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (PUmDY)

13 Fit as a Fiddle

and

Ready for Love

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:28 AM (MGDU4)

14 I have actually started a journal. It is a spinoff from my letter I am writing for a time capsule that is being created by my Fraternity (Sigma Chi) at Washington State University. The letter will be among a number of things to be put into place at the new chapter house being built there. It will be opened in 100 years.
Hopefully I will have a great grandson who will be able to read it.
I hope there is somebody to read it...in English and not Chinese.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:28 AM (axyOa)

15 Uncle Ted!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MGDU4)

16 I have strong hermit tendencies so this whole thing is right up my wheelhouse. Stay home and stay away from people? Ok. I will endeavor to persevere! I am considered 'essential' so I do have to go into work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)

17 Careful Eris or you'll start posting on MySpace...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (lY631)

18 8 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)


Where's Sheppy when we need him?

Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (Fs5vw)

19 I shoveled shit in Louisiana.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

20 I would walk a thousand miles.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (PUmDY)

21 Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM
If you can get 2 or 3 aunts and uncles together to talk about old times on tape, it is a great thing.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BVQ+1)


Yes. But it is so easy to let something like that pass,

and then realize wait, you can't do that anymore.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (BiNEL)

22 May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.

May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

23 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

The official or unofficial number? Because the locals all tell me that after the storm it was basically Fallujah for a while there.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (BAsqb)

24 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (u82oZ)

25 >>Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)


Friends are calling it Be Like Garrett, March.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MGDU4)

26 I tell you kid, what did your ol' Grampa did during the Kung Flu Freakout of 2020.

I posted this message on Ace of Spades blog.

The people leading the Kung Flu Freakout are the same ones, Those Guys, who declare every hurricane is the Cat 5 monster storm of the millenia. Run for your lives.
Causing mass panic, the freakout.

When to the storm fizzles into a weak tropical thundershower before it hits land, Those Guys, proudly declare that they did that.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (1g7ch)

27 I've recently begun trying to stimulate my children's interest in poetry. For instance, in order to demonstrate the concept of rhyme scheme, I made up a limerick for them:
The was a chinaman named Foo Man ChooWho ate a bat and caught the fluHe coughed and he coughedUntil he died offRight after his faced turned blue

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (LBO1U)

28 I work for a defense contractor. They gave us a letter to carry identifying us as 'essential' in case we get stopped and questioned on our way to and from work.

This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?

I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

29 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)

30 Definitely getting bored today thats for sure.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (ZCEU2)

31 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

Almost . Katrina was just over 1800.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

32 I hope those gals are practicing responsible fiddle distancing.

Posted by: Dr. Amy at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (EgshT)

33 Quill pens and India ink if you want to write for the ages!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BiNEL)

You also need the old school paper that doesn't turn yellow and disintegrate after ten years.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)

34 I have been trying to resurrect ObamaCare. Here is my solution. Due the shortage of medical ventilators in New York I have invented a Carbon Monoxide Ventilator. This will solve New York's under-supply of ventilators and over-supply of hospital patients. It is brilliant and will bring back O-care.

Posted by: Barkier One at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZA5QI)

35 29 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)

*checks navel*

Fuzzy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

36 8
Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

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Where's Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (cfSRQ)

37 willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

38 Thankfully you are all here

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZCEU2)

39 "Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back
side (declining new cases) of the outbreak" Posted by: Muldoon

a maybe 2 week lag to the actual new cases (?) I'd guess.



But my point in using death rate is, new cases are higher now because
hospitals can test on their own in hours, and I'd guess everyone with
symptoms now gets tested.


Before
it may have been everyone that has symptoms AND needs hospital care,
not including the "go home and self-isolate" people. (but I don't know
what the protocols were, that is my impression)

We also need
random tests of the general public, to see if we have many people
infected with mild or no symptoms ... and if they can, random tests for
the antibodies, to get an idea how many are already recovered and now
part of the herd immunity. (as I see it, from a non-medical person perspective)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (Cus5s)

40 Couple of my cousins interviewed my maternal grandmother over several days coinciding with her 100th birthday (she lived to 105.) Covered everything from her childhood in Italy, through emigration, the Depression, all the wars, all the advances in technology.

They published the transcripts as a book and recorded everything onto DVD.

Really glad they did it. Her mind was still sharp as a tack. She was third oldest of eleven children and outlived all but one sibling.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (KxVoZ)

41 I've been keeping a journal. Here's what I have so far.


ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

42 >>I have been trying to resurrect ObamaCare


Great, got a Web Site?

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (MGDU4)

43 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma

They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!


Oh the.....well, who would really care?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)

44 Navel status: *Lint free!*

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (zV/fi)

45 (winnowed)
AoSHQ is the closest thing to a speakeasy that I have.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (LxTcq)

46
A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating

Where is everybody?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734692

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (aKsyK)

47 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in
reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the
shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel
looks like.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)



*checks navel*



Fuzzy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

---
I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)

48 Throw your precious gifts in the air.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (PUmDY)

49 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Nope. One of the best decisions I made when I bought my house was to turn one bedroom into a weight room.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (BAsqb)

50 37 willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Nope.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

51 41
I've been keeping a journal. Here's what I have so far.





ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

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Ran out of weed, huh?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (cfSRQ)

52 Mmm. I love me some chicks with fiddles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (XVuno)

53 16 I have strong hermit tendencies so this whole thing is right up my wheelhouse. Stay home and stay away from people? Ok. I will endeavor to persevere! I am considered 'essential' so I do have to go into work.
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)
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Me too! And I retired from the biz just in time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (Dc2NZ)

54 Muldoon

Thank you for your cogent posting on the Wuhan Flu.

We need a new close order command for rugged individualists.

Extended Dress Right, Dress. 6 foot intervals , in a straight line.

Will not work for a FOD walkdown. But for making a statement at a park, sure.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (u82oZ)

55 No one wants to be Major Tom...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (lY631)

56 Searching for toilet paper and rum... but mostly on the hunt for rum.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (pw+jk)

57 19
I shoveled shit in Louisiana.
Posted by: Insomniac


Just to wash the sty?

Doesn't have the same ring to it, somehow.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (YqED9)

58 What am I doing? Laughing at the idiots who are panicing and hoarding TP.

Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (mpXpK)

59 They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to note that CNN Center is - absolutely, verifiably true - built atop the cursed ruins of the Sid and Marty Krofft theme park.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (t+qrx)

60 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

---

No appetite, and sleeping a lot seems to help shed pounds.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (RU4sa)

61 22
May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.



May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

Amen.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (D3cJf)

62 Dope

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (IYHxL)

63 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)

Not really, other than to discard the bottle of cherry juice to make room for more booze in your fridge.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

64 43: They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!


Really? Are they filming it?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (MVR7y)

65 >>Ran out of weed, huh?

I keep looking down the hall for two twin girls screaming REDRUM!

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

66 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Not quite but my choice of diet has definitely gotten worse.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (2DOZq)

67 >>No one wants to be Major Tom...


If the Protein Pulls came in a Goo, I'd sign up.

Posted by: Mayo Pete at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (MGDU4)

68 They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)


please let there be video
please let there be video

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (BAsqb)

69 We also need
random tests of the general public, to see if we have many people
infected with mild or no symptoms ... and if they can, random tests for
the antibodies, to get an idea how many are already recovered and now
part of the herd immunity. (as I see it, from a non-medical person perspective)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (Cus5s)


I am sure the CDC and NIH will screw the pooch on this as well, but gathering this data would be invaluable for future research.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (BiNEL)

70 56
Searching for toilet paper and rum... but mostly on the hunt for rum.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (pw+jk)

Come to NH. Despite the stay at home order, our state liquor stores are wide open.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (D3cJf)

71 Bet you are wishing I bought that pinball machine right about now, huh Jack?

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (MGDU4)

72 ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
Posted by: JackStraw


Red Rum!
Red Rum!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (ZCiJZ)

73 28
I work for a defense contractor. They gave us a letter to carry
identifying us as 'essential' in case we get stopped and questioned on
our way to and from work.



This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?



I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

---
During WW II everything was rationed.

When my grandparents got married (grandfather was a navigator on the transatlantic run), their wedding presents consisted of enough gasoline ration cards to get out of NYC for their honeymoon.

She saved some and showed them to me.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (cfSRQ)

74 Fire on the Mountain is good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (u82oZ)

75 Has somebody designed a toilet paper-finding app yet?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (Dc2NZ)

76 "ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY"

One way to isolate oneself is to take a long walk in a topiary maze.

Posted by: some guy out west at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (Jhqq9)

77 I just told my grandchildren "You guys are living in history now, and one day you will be boring your grandchildren about the Virus."

Posted by: obsidian at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (7+yqP)

78 Here's another thing, if you waited too long; have people write their rememberances of the person that passed.

Also, if you are journaling, it's nice to mention who people are. If you've read old journals, you are left wondering about relationships.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (Lqy/e)

79 >>Fire on the Mountain is good.


Without Donna singing, it's great!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (MGDU4)

80 37
willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?


Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

all the non perishables have carbs....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (0O7c5)

81 22
May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.



May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

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Amen.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (cfSRQ)

82 55 No one wants to be Major Tom...
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (lY631)

Considering the implication that he died alone in the cold vacuum of space, certainly not.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (NWiLs)

83 Uncle Ted's Rustic Cabin Scented Candles....get the whole hermit experience.

Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (X/Pw5)

84
I hope those gals are practicing responsible fiddle distancing.
Posted by: Dr. Amy


Warning: don't look up "fiddle distancing" in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (aKsyK)

85 I listened on YouTube to the letter reading of St. Michael the Archangel and the Marine from 1950 Korea. Very cool

Posted by: Jmel at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (OeWgo)

86
Almost . Katrina was just over 1800.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (2DOZq)


We should question even that number. I'm not believing anything coming from the press or the government anymore.


No one wants to talk about anything concerning specifics about these so-called China flu deaths.

The left is using the tobacco/smoking scare tactics with this debacle. It's an old playbook.

Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Fs5vw)

87 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper
----
I've seen you...you could stand to gain those 7 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (UUBmN)

88 Katrina killed about 1000 ... that was New Orleans area only iirc. Coronavirus # is 1730, though half of those may have been largely due to other conditions.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Cus5s)

89 I'm planning on playing tennis tomorrow. Hopefully the PoPo won't shut me down

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (2DOZq)

90 It depends on whether or not we defeat the never let a crisis go to waste subversive Bolsheviks.

Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (lBCgE)

91 Jordan61
If you're here. I responded in last thread.
Willowed, sad...
Give my best to hubs and wish him luck on finding a course to play.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (TYQsd)

92 I was just thinking that I *should* be gaining weight, but I've had very little appetite through all this so maintaining so far...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (KxVoZ)

93 I've been watching Yu-toob homemade wine making videos. I've come to the conclusion that most of the makers have been hitting the bottle pretty hard before they started making the tutorials.

Posted by: Downcast at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed4Rr)

94 "Fire on the mountain,Run, boys, run.Devil's in the house of the rising sun."

And isn't this cool?... autocucumber took it from "house" and finished it properly. Must be an Animals fan.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XxJt1)

95 And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought for toilet paper at Target with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XVuno)

96 Warning: don't look up "fiddle distancing" in the Urban Dictionary.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (aKsyK)

---
I always take these warnings seriously.

And do not click on links.

Cuts down on my use of eye bleach.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (cfSRQ)

97
Billy (gazing at his navel): "Gosh, I can't wait to get my driver's license and get a car."

Mother: "Then why do you keep looking at your belly button!?"

Billy: "I was hoping to get an Audi!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (m45I2)

98 Strung out on heaven's high, hitting an all-time low...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (KxVoZ)

99 Out here on the Left Coast I was in line early for the over 29 group to do early shopping. The place opened at 8 and it was about 7:45.
A young guy approached the line and tried to cut in at the front. An old lady beat him back with her cane. He then tried to cut in again and this time an old man punched him in the face, knocking him down and then kicked him in his man place. After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (axyOa)

100 JackStraw as long as your not watching a closed resort with wife and kid you will be ok

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (ZCEU2)

101 I love Youtube Tutorials.


...Wait.

THIS guy did it?

WTF was I worried about?

Gimme that thing...

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (MGDU4)

102 So is the Fiddle Dance.

Both Ms. Klug and Ms. Mullan have talent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (u82oZ)

103 1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

Mom's grandson asked her to write about her days as a child. I have it here somewhere. Ice deliveries -- for the icebox.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (i8YPm)

104 Billy: "I was hoping to get an Audi!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (m45I2)

--------

*wah wah waaaaaaah*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (XVuno)

105 I have taken advantage of WFH to ride my horses more last week. And I found I can just shut my upstairs office door and not be distracted. So when this pandemic fear is over I think I'll plan on WFH 2-3 days a week. I've probably been working more hours than when I in to the office.

Also COVID has more people showing stronger TDS on social media, I'll may end up making connections of more folks I can text or email for 'do you want to go ride somewhere' and avoid the cesspit.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (K78+l)

106 Too bad autocucumber couldn't do as well with formatting it did with word selection.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (XxJt1)

107 Happy Birthday To Me

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (ExV1e)

108 After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"
Posted by: Diogenes

----

Snort!

My wife showed me that one yesterday. Funny as hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Y4EXg)

109 Good one, Diogenes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Dc2NZ)

110 I'm making finger paintings from my own poop.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (pw+jk)

111 Growing potatoes by the score.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (PUmDY)

112 You know what sucks about this Early Shopping for the elderly shit?


Try and get a fucking Donut before 10 am.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (MGDU4)

113 Happy Birthday Laughing!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (Y4EXg)

114 After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (axyOa)

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Nice.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (cfSRQ)

115 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)

116 I've been on my home gym for about a year, dumbbells and pull up bar, and I like the results.

I fit into my pants easily after throttling back the junk food, and having done that, any weight I gain over last year are muscular GAAAAAAAAINNNNZZZ.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (LxTcq)

117 Is bad memory a symptom?
Read "the coming plague" about past and projected pandemics. Wasn't there a patient moved using a repurposed freakin space capsule aboard a cargo plane in a past dramatic infection?

Posted by: getting the banned, er, where was I? at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (8i5lq)

118 Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Fs5vw)

Oh I agree. I've posted previously that a number of the Coronavirus deaths are probably recorded like Hurricane deaths . Like killed when falling off a ladder boarding up your house. Hurricane death. Then on cue, there was the fish tank death classified as a Coronavirus death.

First Coronavirus death in Texas was a 90 year guy.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (2DOZq)

119 115 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

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It wasn't Clark Griswold by any chance, was it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (XVuno)

120 More people will claim to have survived this virus than claimed to have been at Woodstock








Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (8JqLB)

121 At 90, it's be ME catching the Corona...not the other way around.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (MGDU4)

122 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

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For a college history class, my wife interviewed my grandmother about her experiences in World War II.

We got it on tape, which my wife transcribed. Very cool to have. I'd have never thought to ask her and she said stuff my dad (the eldest kid) never knew.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (cfSRQ)

123 Aaron's blessing, one of my favorites. Here is the ESV version which is the version I go by.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (UUBmN)

124 "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"
Posted by: Diogenes

******

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (m45I2)

125 Chevy Chase?

Oh the beat down would have been epic if it had.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (lY631)

126 History repeats itself, and we ain't listening this time neither. Try again later.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (RuIsu)

127 More people will claim to have survived this virus than claimed to have been at Woodstock

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

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or claimed to be the last Marine helo'd off the roof in Saigon.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (Y4EXg)

128 First husband worked out a deal with his college history prof to do a family oral history instead of an exam. (This was in the mid 1970s.) We interviewed his grandparents. Maternal grandfather was from a little town near Muscle Shoals, AL. He told about the Depression when he was in the CCC.

Paternal grandmother was a Rumanian immigrant who lived in Detroit. She and her husband sponsored other immigrants who lived with them until they could get out on their own. This, too, was during the Depression and to get by they shared a job in the car factories rotating among them so each man would get at least a day's work periodically.

My husband knew none of this and some of it his parents didn't know either. It would all have been lost without this chance event.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (fTtFy)

129 Out of the Blue I s brilliant.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (PUmDY)

130 My part of the house is looking a lot more organized.

I even ran the vacuum cleaner. Without any prompting. I destroyed entire ecosystems as dust solar systems were made into bypasses.

And the outdoors is looking better. Got the south pasture burned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (u82oZ)

131 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

Local police got involved.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)


I imagine they would here, too.

Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)

132 or claimed to be the last Marine helo'd off the roof in Saigon.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (Y4EXg)

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It was seared, seared into my memory.

And I still have the hat!

Posted by: John Kerry at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (cfSRQ)

133 73uring WW II everything was rationed.

When my grandparents got married (grandfather was a navigator on the transatlantic run), their wedding presents consisted of enough gasoline ration cards to get out of NYC for their honeymoon.

She saved some and showed them to me.

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A. H. Lloyd: Thank you for the cool memory. My Dad served in Europe during WWII. He wouldn't talk about it except to say he was on a ship bound for the Panama Canal then the Pacific Theater when news of the Japanese Surrender came thru.

I probably wouldn't be here if not for the A-Bomb.

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (RcMUX)

134 126 History repeats itself, and we ain't listening this time neither. Try again later.
Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (RuIsu)

History is telling us "Para continuar en Ingles, oprima el numero dos."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

135 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.


He hates those cans!!!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at March 28, 2020 11:48 AM (EgshT)

136 Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM

Well we can have a virtual birthday party
Happy birthday!

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

137 Makes my hillbilly heart soar.

I love, love, love mountain music and blue grass.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (65i3Q)

138 My husband knew none of this and some of it his
parents didn't know either. It would all have been lost without this
chance event.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (fTtFy)

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This reminds me: Big thanks to Muldoon! The diary excerpts are awesome.

Much appreciated.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (cfSRQ)

139 Thunder, long roll

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

140 Out of left field.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

141 I recorded my grandparents on tape but the recordings are in bad shape. One day, I'll get them to a sound engineer and have them cleaned up and preserved.

I miss them terribly. It's hard to grasp that now I'm the old people to the kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (Y4EXg)
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The Digital Convert on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago does fantastic work with old movies. I don't know about audio tapes but maybe?

Posted by: Boots at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (oGBso)

142 A video of Mairead Nesbitt, the blonde violinist from Celtic Woman, would be appreciated.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (rpbg1)

143 Happy birthday Living in Texas!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (axyOa)

144
Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.



Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)



I imagine they would here, too.



Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)

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Yep. If I get caught violating my governor's quarantine, I'll shoot the cop. The penalty will be less.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (pw+jk)

145 Happy Birfthday laughing in Texas!!! Is it your 29th?

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

146 Thanks Boots - I'll check them out!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (Y4EXg)

147 >>I love, love, love mountain music and blue grass.



Like grandma used to play?

Posted by: Lucille at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (MGDU4)

148 I'm cleaning the house. It smells better already.

Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (NP5PC)

149 We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.

Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

150 Funny story?

Guy asks for help to find the sidewalk chalk. Show him the aisle in toys and he mentions having to entertain the kids. Suggested he don't get the glitter then. He answers, "or the slime."

So I expect there will be some parenting horror stories to come out of this.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (lY631)

151 Laughing in Texas

Happy Birthday. Make that aluminum foil coated hat dance in the light of the candles.

I will not sing. I use that talent to get an entire group of school-age children to unite in asking me not to sing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (u82oZ)

152 I'm cleaning the house. It smells better already.
Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (NP5PC)


And don't think we haven't noticed.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (t+qrx)

153 139
Thunder, long roll

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

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I woke last night to the sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a song from 1962. Strange how the night moves.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (cfSRQ)

154 "Do that project you've never had time to get to. In short, don't preoccupy yourself with the virus."

good plan ... half retired, I get to spend half my day doing such projects anyway, and don't listen to "news" ... but I do spend a lot of time understanding the details of the current DeepState war and its many tentacles. or attempting to see behind the wizard's curtain.


imo, in times like these, the contributors like Ace and others here are needed more than ever. Because the dis-info campaigns and "never let a crisis go to waste" people are always running their operations. Exposing them constantly is how their media stranglehold on "news" is broken.


Not being swallowed with despair from their lies is another thing entirely. imo we have to stay engaged with true details, or we get swallowed by the fake-News. Sort of a "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" strategy. Passivity is not enough ... active "resistance", or maybe outright hostility to the attacks, is the order of the day. imo

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:52 AM (Cus5s)

155 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:52 AM (Zz0t1)

156 Rhode Island plans to send the National Guard out to knock door-to-door in an attempt to hunt down anyone who has arrived in the tiny state from New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. State police, meanwhile, have begun pulling over cars with New York state plates.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they're found to not comply.


Our Troll is the Governor of Rhode Island?

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)

157 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020


*
*

1) Pour out the cherry juice. (To me cherry-flavored anything tastes like the cherry-flavored cough medicine my mother forced down me when I was small.)

2) Pour favorite liquor over ice.

3) Enjoy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (rpbg1)

158 Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

2*(29)-2

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (ExV1e)

159 And like that...3 hours of my day has passed by here...

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (UUBmN)

160 "journalists" are viruses. We must exterminate them.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (CLteG)

161 Happy birthday, Laughing in Texas!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (Lqy/e)

162 Well it is a very small state, so should be done by 2pm today...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (lY631)

163 That fought for toilet paper at Target with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XVuno)

If we're still doing this by October I'm drinking fish tank cleaner!!!

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (65i3Q)

164 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (aKsyK)

165 Happy B-Day LaughingInTexas from Texas!!!

Hope your secluded day is a great one.

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

166 I can tell you about ice. We got our first refrig when I was four...a GE that for all I know is still chilling a keg if beer somewhere. Prior to that our perishables went in an ice box. We were too poor to afford delivery. Daddy stopped at the icehouse every few days. In the trunk of the car (1947 P!ymouth) he kept ice tongs and a tarp to wrap the ice block in while we drove the five miles home. That ice box was where we kept the bag of white margarine that you had to knead a capsule of coloring into so it could be the appropriate yellow.

My older brother was detailed to empty the drip pan. It was easy to figure out when he'd forgotten. I can still hear the slap of the screen door as he hauled the drip pan outside.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (XxJt1)

167 For a college history class, my wife interviewed my grandmother about her experiences in World War II.

We got it on tape, which my wife transcribed. Very cool to have. I'd have never thought to ask her and she said stuff my dad (the eldest kid) never knew.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM

***

Reminds me of the time I was a freshman in college and I brought home some of my ROTC gear (no idea why I did...I think we were going camping) and my future MNL grabbed my sleeping bag (the Army mummy bag) and started turning it inside out and looking for the tags. She finally found it and said "Well Sumbich! (She's from Oklahoma) I made this bag!"
Turns out she worked at the Jantzen woolen mills in Vancouver and they had a contract to turn out sleeping bags for the troops in WWII. She worked the job for a year. It still had her section number and date stamp on it.

Tells ya how modern our stuff was in ROTC!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (axyOa)

168 149
We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.



Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

aw......what did you name him/her?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (0O7c5)

169 The victorious Crusaders returning from the east with lances held high. 20 or so rolls of TP on each one.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (RuIsu)

170 Katrina killed about 1000 ... that was New Orleans area only iirc.

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And half of them was ate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

171 2*(29)-2
Posted by: Laughing in Texas
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What is this strange text you write??? Is it witchcraft???

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (UUBmN)

172 How my dad (106) survived the Spanish flu, Greg Palkot.

"Those who drank whiskey escaped the flu," Dad recalls his mother Mamie suggesting, "those who did not, succumbed."


http://tinyurl.com/wj269wq

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (obh/i)

173 > Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they're found to not comply.

Our Troll is the Governor of Rhode Island?
Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)


Also, the dean of students at the smoking crater that used to be Oberlin.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (t+qrx)

174 >>We just got a basset hound puppy


Velveteen Ears!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (MGDU4)

175 The Fire On The Mountain thing with cowboy boots was great. Looked much more natural than the Irish vaudeville thing that followed.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (Zo1XC)

176 Big Segar fan, corny, I know.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (PUmDY)

177 Anna Puma

Wow. Pulled a gun to open the store?

We have a large number of people who are not taking the rough with the smooth. Self-reliance and a plucky attitude is getting rarer.

I see the coursing social clime here, as the County goes into lockdown, for 2 cases in county, no deaths, and all the cases reported show lack of communal spread.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (u82oZ)

178 I need to sprinkle carpet fresh and vacuum the place.

I also need to do something creative. I haven't written any fiction since early February. Last night I watched an old classic B and W film with Gary Merrill and Bette Davis, Phone Call From a Stranger, which is a drama with a little comedy, not a thriller, despite the title. It started me thinking about air travel in the late '40s and early '50s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (rpbg1)

179 I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (Lqy/e)

180 jeez anna....that's nuts......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:57 AM (0O7c5)

181 Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (UUBmN)

I figured since Kaczynski was mentioned that it was safe.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:57 AM (ExV1e)

182 I bought Daniel DeFoe's A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR hoping it would shed some light on the current unpleasantness. I had to give it up after about 50 pages. The syntax was just too unfamiliar that it made no sense.

Posted by: Simon Jester at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (Axzal)

183 >>I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.


Got a wheelbarrow?

If so, maybe slide the bags to the tailgate and then cut them and fill the barrow or slide them into it full.

Takes a lot of the load off your back that way.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (MGDU4)

184 99 - Diogenes

That was funny! Thank you for a laugh! I was in line at 6:45 this morning at Von's in Huntington Beach for TP. Scored an 18 pack of Northern!

As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (RcMUX)

185 We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.



Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

Our basset was such a gentle roly-poly I can't even imagine bloody ankles, but we took her in as a senior when her family had a child who was allergic to dogs. She was with us for three years.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (65i3Q)

186 The New York Times parroting the phony numbers of the Chinese Politburo: "The US Now Leads The World In Coronavirus Cases", the Times claimed without evidence.

To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.

The same Times article has reporter Julia Ioffe asking questions. Unfortunately, the question is this: "Who is the shithole country now?"

You can just feel the patriotism dripping of that tweet from here, can't you?

So to answer the Commie brat without further ado, and with a tip of the hat to a comedian who asked that we not use his name Jeff Foxworthy, we present:

You may be a shithole country if...

...your President-for-Life has almost as many medals as John Kerry applied for.
...the hurricane you experienced 30 years ago is still a front-page national emergency.
...machetes are placed on the right with the salad fork.
...all press reports start by praising your country's Menshevik medical system.
...your Transport Ministry classifies a llama as a "muscle car".
...your National Fragrance is musk ox.
...the hit of the Boat Show is the exciting new Twin Outboard Water Buffalo 2000!
...even gypsies refuse to steal your children.
...nerve gas just went up to $2.89 per gallon self-serve.
...All the cool American college students put your Gestapo Chief's picture on their t-shirts.

You may be a shithole country if...

...your Number #1 pizza topping is tree bark.
...Dick Durbin and Bob Mueller scrubbed all references to your culture from the FBI's counter-terrorism manuals on orders from the local Muslim Brotherhood, Oval Office Chapter.
...college professors insist we adopt your country's political system, even though you just ate Sunday brunch from a dumpster.
...your nation's entire GDP is based on Deepak Chopra successfully bilking lonely widows.
...the .50 caliber machine guns you just bought out of the back of a stolen Lexus in Juarez say "Courtesy of Eric Holder".
...the secret ingredient in your country's hot dogs: a hot dog.
...your national Rock-Throwing Team has dominated the Olympic Medal count for the last fifty years.

You may be a shithole country if...

...your dictators, criminals and terrorists got their nukes from Obama, their machine guns from Holder, their small arms from Hillary, their censorship from Facebook and their excuses from the Mainstream Fake News.
..."Snakes on a Plane!" is both the in-flight movie and the motto painted on the tail-fin of your national airline.
...you want to sacrifice a 9 year-old virgin to the volcano but they're all happily married.
...Liam Neeson is rescuing his daughter from your extended family.
...your State-Run Media isn't must-see TV--it's Must-Watch.
...your Entertainment Industry is powered by dung-fired power plants. And the entertainment consists of watching the dung fire.

And finally, you may be a shithole country if...

...your banana republic's cabinet ministers openly took bribes while the "independent" press stared at their shoes as the former el Presidente wiretapped political opponents in collusion with the National Police Force in order to rig the last election and...oh, wait a damn minuto...

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (Ndje9)

187 Beethoven Moonlight Sonata for an old elephant.

https://tinyurl.com/sk7q4xp

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (ZLI7S)

188 Standards of living, rising daily.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (PUmDY)

189 The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

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Well, it's no live long and prosper.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (+y/Ru)

190 On the BBC, reporting building a new hospital. But who will staff it? They had 100,000 NHS vacancies even before the virus. Love that socialized medicine.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (i8YPm)

191 Now to find that magic woman who plays Chess and the Fiddle.

Posted by: Sapwolf at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (nuv3n)

192 Her name is Sophie. She's 8 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs. She's a little spitfire.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (sty7e)

193 My mom was born in 1916. I remember a lot of my mother's oral history, but I never recorded her, and wish now I'd asked more about movies and everyday life in the later '20s and into the '30s and '40s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (rpbg1)

194 I have a big, two wheeled wheelbarrow. (I may take it with me if I have room). I'm going to pull the truck forward, so the tailgate is close to the front gate, drag the bags into the wheelbarrow, then dump at the front of the yard by the fence. If I burn out, I'll finish up tomorrow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (Lqy/e)

195 192
Her name is Sophie. She's 8 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs. She's a little spitfire.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (sty7e)

sophie!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (0O7c5)

196 182 I bought Daniel DeFoe's A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR hoping it would shed some light on the current unpleasantness. I had to give it up after about 50 pages. The syntax was just too unfamiliar that it made no sense.
Posted by: Simon Jester at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (Axzal)

Mark Steyn is narrating this the current Tales of Our Times series. I read it many years ago and rememberstruggling a bit; audible is much better.

There's probably a free audible out there you could try.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (65i3Q)

197 Chores await.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

Last night Ben Had asked us to say "I love you" to someone special. She has good advice.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (u82oZ)

198 Happy Birthday, Laughing in Texas. Keep on laughing...and having birthdays.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (XxJt1)

199 Got a wheelbarrow?

If so, maybe slide the bags to the tailgate and then cut them and fill the barrow or slide them into it full.

Takes a lot of the load off your back that way.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (MGDU4)



Or back the truck to your designated spot and roll the bags off the tailgate.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (obh/i)

200 I saw Chess and the Fiddle open for Hootie and the Blowfish at the Universal Amphitheater in '79.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (XVuno)

201 To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.


The weird thing is- it's actually funny! Of course, it's easy for me to laugh because I live with the belief that her crimes will be exposed and it is her astounding greed which has down the most to expose the system.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (8ruUE)

202 So far that has been the only nuttiness besides watching a line form on the grocery side as people wait for the TP and Lysol to unload. The bottled water shortage is over for the moment.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (lY631)

203 As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM



Concur.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (axyOa)

204 183 >>I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.

what kinda truck and how much weight ?

trucks can hold more than you think

I put 3K-3.5K of washed stone and other crap all the time in my in my Chevy 2500 hd

sometimes 4K of water

If you can, just back it up where you want it and shovel off

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (rpxSz)

205 To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.

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I'd tell her to not quit her day job but she hasn't got one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (+y/Ru)

206 199 Got a wheelbarrow?

Thought they were all requisitioned to carry the dead?

Posted by: getting the banned back together socialist distancing at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (5eI4d)

207 203 As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM


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It didn't work for the passengers on the Titanic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (XVuno)

208 Is it in bags or loose ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (rpxSz)

209 "I am sure the CDC and NIH will screw the pooch on this as well, but gathering this data would be invaluable for future research." Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

At first they were saying "the public doesn't need masks" and/or "masks don't work". But they may have been covering up their own neglect, and hoping to collect enough masks for the health care workers, as panicked masses buy in bulk.


I'm wondering how much of Trump's desire/plan to open U.S. back up for business in #2weeks has to do with the supply lines catching up ... masks/PPEs, the hydroxychloroquine supplies, Z-Paks. Trump tries to calm people, media is intent on driving the hysteria, and hence the panic buying means production can't keep up.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

210 Happy Birthday To Me
Posted by: Laughing in Texas

Happy Birthday !

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (arJlL)

211 Those who drank whiskey escaped the flu," Dad recalls his mother Mamie suggesting, "those who did not, succumbed."


http://tinyurl.com/wj269wq
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (obh/i

John Dodge drank a boatload but couldn't stop Dr Death. Horace recovered from the flu but died shortly after to cirrhosis of the liver.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (2DOZq)

212 illiniwek,
I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (UUBmN)

213 Speaking of animals, my white-and-black Siberian cat, Chekov, is undergoing a rejuvenation. Sort of. He's 12, and has had . . . uh, digestive issues . . . for several years. On my vet's advice, I've tried all sorts of cat foods. Recently I brought him (and his adopted brother Wolf) some Instinct brand limited ingredient rabbit dry chow. Things began to improve a little.

Then I brought them the canned rabbit pate. Chekov is now turning into a pushy piglet: He wants his share plus Wolf's, and is always hanging around me in the kitchen, something he rarely did before. As for his "issues," things seem better than in a long time. And he plays more energetically than he has in a while.

The odd thing is that I tried this canned rabbit stuff on him before, and he would sniff at it, eat a little, then walk off. Twelve hours later his bowl had to be washed to remove the old dried food before I could feed his next meal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (rpbg1)

214 https://preview.tinyurl.com/rqoxpl3

Listed under things I did not know.

They were brothers.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (I664Y)

215 Bags are like 40 lbs

even if its a 1/2 ton

should be able to shoulder 50-60 bags

just dont drive on the road too much

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (rpxSz)

216 131
Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.



Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)



I imagine they would here, too.



Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)


This is a felony in SC.


Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (mpXpK)

217 A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating:

Should be required viewing. Very succinct. You have new constraints- don't fight them, include them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (oTMWb)

218 Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM



One of my favorites!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:09 PM (axyOa)

219 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

titty bars open at 7 am

how kewl

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:09 PM (rpxSz)

220 Hysteria is the quintessence of the Donk Cabal. Or something.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:10 PM (RuIsu)

221 if you're going to shovel it off, take your tailgate off

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:10 PM (rpxSz)

222 208 Is it in bags or loose ?
Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (rpxSz)
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African or European?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

223 This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?

I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!
Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

When the WuFlu Gestapo stop you and demand your papers, just hand them a roll of Charmin. "Gut. Alles ist en Ordnung."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (miJU3)

224 Thought they were all requisitioned to carry the dead?

Posted by: getting the banned back together socialist distancing at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (5eI4d)

*snort*

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (XxJt1)

225 I saw Chess and the Fiddle open for Hootie and the Blowfish at the Universal Amphitheater in '79.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020


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*

The Universal Amphitheater?

"Have you ever had a rubber biscuit?

"A rubber biscuit is the kind of a biscuit that's supposed to bounce back off the wall into your mouth. If it don't bounce back . . .

"You go hungry! Bow bow bow!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (rpbg1)

226 203
As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.



Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM




Concur.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (axyOa)

---
One can argue the nature of the risk, and what policies might have worked better, but at the end of the day, we just have to get through it.

I choose to be upbeat rather than get angry. Plus, it's spring!

I'm enjoying seeing all the families going on walks together. We've lived here for 9 years and I've never seen so many people walking around, kids playing outdoors.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (cfSRQ)

227 Alex the Chick:
"The trillion dollar coin needs an otter on top of a bald eagle. The other side has the IT clown."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (LxTcq)

228 I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20.


Is that the Armor of God one? I sure am seeing that a lot these days.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (mhs6e)

229 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)

230 Lower the tailgate, back up fast as possible, slam on the brakes. It will all slide out

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (8JqLB)

231 fuck it

where do you live ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (rpxSz)

232 Correcting my sig

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (rpbg1)

233 Ha! I would like to see those fancy fillharmonica fiddlers fiddle and dance.



Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (ofIwF)

234 correction no 2

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (rpbg1)

235 230 Lower the tailgate, back up fast as possible, slam on the brakes. It will all slide out
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (8JqLB)

--------

Newtonian physics FTW!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (XVuno)

236 African or European?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

I can always rely on you, no ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (rpxSz)

237 T-bird,
Yes it is the Armor of GOD one.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (UUBmN)

238 I am now up to 27 diseases self diagnosed on the WebMD site.
Strangely, no coven19.
Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (e1mEI)

239 A trillion dollar coin needs Pelosi's mug on one side.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (i8YPm)

240 Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (e1mEI)

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We should meet for drinks.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (XVuno)

241 I don't have any children anywhere but i did stay at the Holiday Inn last night.

Real history is rated X. Nobody should know any history till they are 18.

That way kids will study history all on their own.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (9PtLS)

242 When the WuFlu Gestapo stop you and demand your papers, just hand them a roll of Charmin. "Gut. Alles ist en Ordnung."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (miJU3)

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What you need are letters of transit, signed by General DeGaulle.

(Interestingly, the French subtitles say "General Weygand," which is more historically accurate.)

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (cfSRQ)

243 I am now up to 27 diseases self diagnosed on the WebMD site.
Strangely, no coven19.
Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020


*
*

I always thought scrapie sounded interesting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (rpbg1)

244 Skip, you waited until noon?

My coffee pot died this morning. Had to adapt and improvise.

The Bailey's helped.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (I664Y)

245 Modern problem solving:
Reductio ad absurdum is usually a good start.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (RuIsu)

246 Governor said we could go for a walk here in the People's Socialist Paradise of Washington state. However there are many posting no walking or biking or boating. However half of the state is still going to work. I must stay home while the other half still have a life.

Posted by: Not a Socialist at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (77Hvr)

247 229
Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)

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What do you mean, "start?"

Posted by: Hillary at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (cfSRQ)

248 Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew


I read that as hand babies.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (I664Y)

249 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Just opened the first one.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (uOouc)

250

In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the Coronavirus pandemic as people continue to defy the lockdown orders, the Tamil Nadu Police has come up with an innovative method to make the defaulters understand the importance of staying home.

The police has collaborated with a local artist named Gowtham to design a helmet that looks like the virus.

https://tinyurl.com/wjzgne4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (aKsyK)

251 Still, even with the best modern care, even with for example dramatically more efficient and effective administration of oxygen than in 1918, the mortality rate for ARDS* patients in different studies ranges from 40 to 60 percent. Without intensive care - and hospitals have few beds in intensive-care units - the mortality rate would approach 100 percent.

(In 2003 a new coronavirus that causes SARS, "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome," appeared in China and spread quickly around the world. Coronaviruses cause and estimated 15 to 30 percent of all colds, and like the influenza virus, infect epithelial cells. When the coronavirus that is SARS does kill , if often kills through ARDS, although since the virus replicates much more slowly than influenza, death from ARDS can come several weeks after the first symptoms.[i/]

pg 250-251. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. John M. Barry. Penguin Books. 2005.

*ARDS - Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (lY631)

252 I put myself in the barrel last night in the ONT after admitting I went to Total Whine for Scotch Vaccine.
The other option was Bevmo which is headquartered in SF so I don't know which is worse. It was half the price of Safeway (which sucks too) Was just trying to save some money on Vaccine.

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

253 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?


*******

Might explain why they were warned not to take the brown acid.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (m45I2)

254 1
Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)


I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.

Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (ofIwF)

255
Those dancing babes could fiddle me through a lonely day and lonely night Yee Haw..are they touring all the shutins I'm # 5.
Indeedy they are fit as a fiddle but they are no Stradivarius!

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (5IHGB)

256 249 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?


Ill take "unaware of the concept of catching up", Alex

for a thousand

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (rpxSz)

257 How is everyone doing today?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (QrImU)

258 Gave up on that after a few days of writing: "work, soul-crushing boredom-sleep" on every page.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)


I mentioned to a friend I haven't talked to for a while, when she asked how I was that I was fine other than I hate my job and it is killing me.

She said she was sorry to hear I was back there again.

I realized I have been saying this for years, and I am now officially boring about how much I hate my job.

I love her so much as a friend. She is the only friend I have who will actually call me on my stupid. She is the one who will catch me in the nth iteration of "ZZTZZ - OW!" and ask me if that was what I was intending.

Most of the other people I know will just keep count.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (6rS3m)

259 Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

Don't be so hard on yourself. Times like these can make any man backslide a bit on his principles.

Which is why I'm so meticulous about not having any.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (uOouc)

260 253 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?


Who

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (rpxSz)

261 Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.

-
I saw an ad last night for special 'Rona crisis cream that lets you wash the bejesus out of your hands.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

262 Was there toilet paper at Woodstock? NO but there was a big BOG.


Grass yer ass senor.

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:25 PM (5IHGB)

263 2*(29)-2

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM

You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

264 The Chinese civil unrest should serve as a warning to our idiot Congress critters, governors and mayors.



Spoiler: It won't .

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (mw1Wz)

265 229 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)



Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.

Gin and tonic I think.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (obh/i)

266 >How is everyone doing today?
Posted by: Aetius451AD



watching last night's snow melt
highlight of my day

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (iTXRQ)

267

The head of the World Health Organization, in charge of making life or death decisions on a grand scale, has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics, supporting a terrorist organization and inflating his resume to claim he conquered malaria and HIV.

Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus' campaign to rewrite his questionable past has some wondering whether he is the right fit to lead the global agency through the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)

268 I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.
Posted by: Good Ole Boy

Oh, please do. I get hours of enjoyment reading my grandparents letters from WWII.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (I664Y)

269 https://libertyclassroom.com costs $99 a year

If anyone is interested

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:28 PM (6rS3m)

270 I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.
Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (ofIwF)

My advice, don't wait until it's too late!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (BiNEL)

271 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)


No; You're not. Do not feel alone. There are a number of people who comment here who are younger than 29 (If we take 29 to be-let's say 50)
I'm not one of them, but "James Madison" is, among others.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (WI7YS)

272 WHO says don't use alcohol to relieve stress during this time, tells you how fucking stupid the people there are

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (8JqLB)

273 It ain't cream that rises to the top of the UN.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (RuIsu)

274 Love the Kaczynski thing.

Journal? Hmmm. Almost tried to do one in an actually interesting, action-packed situation a few years back, but quickly found didn't have the energy to stay with it, too much to do.

For this? Suppose for medical folks it could be very different, but it's not even all that interesting, just a big hassle (worse for those sick, of course).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (El6T/)

275 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)


Nope.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

276 Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus' campaign to rewrite his
questionable past has some wondering whether he is the right fit to lead
the global agency through the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)


clearly he is in the best tradition of globalism. I say give him a trillion dollars for his personal use, dictatorial powers and the absolute right of summary execution.

I suspect his family will become the most powerful clique ever seen, with the morals of Idi Amin and Pablo Escobar.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (6rS3m)

277 As the wife of a lawyer, no, do not keep a journal. They can be subpoenaed.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (nRWPy)

278 >>The head of the World Health Organization, in charge of making life or death decisions on a grand scale, has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics, supporting a terrorist organization and inflating his resume to claim he conquered malaria and HIV.

One result of this mess is more masks are dropping. The WHO is being exposed as being in China's pocket instead of a non-partisan world health organization.

They initially covered for China and lied about the ability of WuFlu to be transmitted from human to human costing precious weeks of planning. And they absolutely refuse to acknowledge Taiwan as a separate entity from China.

There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)

279 I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ

I think you're a bit older than Ace.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:32 PM (Zo1XC)

280 from twitter..... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus
https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (0O7c5)

281 Was there toilet paper at Woodstock?

"Between piss and shit we are reborn!"
St David Crosby of Hippo

Posted by: Rex B at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (I05J2)

282 >>I think you're a bit older than Ace.


I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

283 Nice gams!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)
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Er, thank you!

*readjusts Post-It note on monitor *

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (/669Q)

284 Yeah, WWII letters, good. Muldoon used to do excerpts from his dad's diary from the war, was quite interesting.

I've had fun with odd little bits of WWII stuff, like postcards to Japan from a Japanese farmer in Manchukuo (colonized Manchuria), taken off a Japanese soldier in the Solomons. Pre-war. With translation help was able to figure out the guy was one of the farmers brought over by Japan to raise wheat. Son of the Marine who got them appreciated it. In perfect condition, too.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (El6T/)

285 There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)


Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (obh/i)

286 I generally assume the few with very young kids aren't "29" with 29 year old wives. But who knows?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (ZCEU2)

287 I put myself in the barrel last night in the ONT after admitting I went to Total Whine for Scotch Vaccine.

The other option was Bevmo which is headquartered in SF so I don't
know which is worse. It was half the price of Safeway (which sucks too)
Was just trying to save some money on Vaccine.

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

Does it help to know the guy who founded Total Whine is now a Democrat congressman in Maryland?
(My own congresscritter owns a bunch of car dealerships; next time I buy a car I know the places to avoid.)

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (nRNOc)

288 282
>>I think you're a bit older than Ace.





I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

that might be how you wake ace up on a saturday

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (0O7c5)

289 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)

I thought all globalist "leaders" were pure of heart and only had the welfare (and never their own wealth and power) of the peasants as their life's goal!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (BiNEL)

290 I think Ace is 50-ish.

In human years or Ewok?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (ExV1e)

291 WHO is a UN entity, meaning we should NEVER trust them to do anything.

In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (MGDU4)

292 275 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

Nope.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)

293 I think you're a bit older than Ace.


I think Ace is 50-ish.
Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

Sounds right. His cultural and music references certainly run very close to mine (I'm 54). I recall having a conversation with him about ordering the weird shit off the back of comic books, like rubber bats and giant rubber spiders.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at March 28, 2020 12:36 PM (x8Wzq)

294 Wonder what "terrorist" organization Tedros might've had links with? Assume he's a Christian Ethiopian, by the name - leaving me with no obvious ideas. No Ethiopian Christian extremist groups I'm aware of.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:36 PM (El6T/)

295 Cuomo is pissing me off right now. He says he's now ASKING local hospitals to band together to share resources and personnel, and move patients, when an individual hospital becomes overwhelmed. He says hospitals can no longer operate in their normal, stand-alone manner.

He's only doing this today, and he's asking?!?!?!

Why hasn't the state medical office or whatever been on this for at least a week, appointing coordinators for hospitals in NYC boroughs or smaller zones? I've wondered why reports have been coming in that some hospitals look like war zones, but not every hospital in NYC is in that situation.

Cuomo's been whining about future ventilator needs day after day, but what's he been doing to sort-out the NYC front-line hospital situation, day to day? Depending on DeBlasio? Yikes!

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (AMIL/)

296 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here,
I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at
AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

You'd be my big brother.

And happy b-day, Laughing in Texas! Hope it's a good one!

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (nRNOc)

297 Ace's zero G bookshelves work great.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (8mz9g)

298 So far that has been the only nuttiness besides watching a line form on the grocery side as people wait for the TP and Lysol to unload. The bottled water shortage is over for the moment.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (lY631)

Maybe WalMart (and other stores) should consider selling rain checks for TP, and other goods subject to hoarding. Make it like a gift card, with a magnetic strip. Keep a tally of how many rain checks are sold, and when shipments of such goods arrive, sequester enough on pallets in the back to honor the rain checks, putting any excess on the shelves. Purchasers of rain checks could come on periodically, have a cashier swipe the card, and if any of the items have arrived, an associate could fetch them from the rear to honor the rain check.

Might work to slow the stampede at the gates when the store opens.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (miJU3)

299 287 Vendette-
Ugh, no that doesn't help at all. Back to the barrel..

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (bttOm)

300 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)


I don't know about that, but YD and a few others are under 40, I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (t+qrx)

301 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)

We did have a guy here (Can't remember his nic now. I'm having a post 29 moment) who's was in law school, but he hasn't been around for a while. Maybe he got bored with all the old fogeys. Hope he's o.k.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (WI7YS)

302 In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (MGDU4)

And have Trump redevelop it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (dLLD6)

303 There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)

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That would be awesome.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (XVuno)

304 Watching Barbershop. Cedric the Entertainer plays a crusty old barber. He says, "Fuck Jesse jackson! Randy, Tito, the whole bunch of 'em!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (+y/Ru)

305 from twitter..... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus
https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (0O7c5)

Wow, I wonder if that wasn't the idea behind this whole thing?

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (I664Y)

306 No really. He said something the other day about his age and it put him 3-4 years max older than me.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (MGDU4)

307 We did have a guy here (Can't remember his nic now. I'm having a post 29 moment) who's was in law school, but he hasn't been around for a while. Maybe he got bored with all the old fogeys. Hope he's o.k.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (WI7YS)

Colorado Alex?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (QrImU)

308 I think Ace is 50-ish.

You're probably right. I remembered him seeming to be in his upper 30's when I first came here, so I added a few years. But time has flown, I've been here a lot longer than a couple years.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (oTMWb)

309 >>Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)

310
In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

And have Trump redevelop it.



Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

311 Broseidon is in his 30's or late 20's I think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (WI7YS)

312 >>Sounds right. His cultural and music references certainly run very close to mine


Yep - I am going by the concerts / tours / music he has mentioned over the years. I'd guess he is 51.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (MGDU4)

313 WHO seems to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the CCP. They need a new name, something catchy.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (47sfU)

314 Who

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (rpxSz)


First base

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (35MjP)

315 Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

Toilet Paper warehouse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (QrImU)

316 Taiwanese independence? I've been wrong before (I have records of it), but I would be very surprised if that were a thing.

Taiwan has prospered and is pretty content with their situation, including security, as they've been able to maintain a nice small military establishment, and have mastered the low-profile, unspoken style of de facto "alliance" with us and a few others that they want.

The US suddenly reversing its position and recognizing Taiwanese independence would be a provocation almost requiring some stupid act by China, and today's America literally can't bestir itself to defend its own territory, much less act like a world power other than through limited SF activities.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (El6T/)

317 100% bought and paid for by the CCP.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)
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Every time I see those letters I think someone is accidentally leaving out a C.

Despite being 29, I'm old.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (/669Q)

318 Colorado Alex?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (QrImU)

I guess he is too, but unless he changed his nic this guy had a different one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (WI7YS)

319 Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

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That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)

320 Found a cute new pattern for charity Teddy Bears, which has the added bonus of using up leftover yarn.

It's not unhealthy binge-watching if you knit at the same time!
Also cuts down on Cheeto and BBQ chip consumption.

Posted by: Sal at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (bo8pf)

321 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (l9m7l)

322 'There will be a price to pay'

20 bucks. Same as in town.

Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (Tnijr)

323 It would be a shorter list to find out who ISN"T being paid by the CCP or he doesn't profit massively from them such as creepy Jeff Bezos.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (WI7YS)

324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

325 That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)

Ok. Ok. We can turn it into a Walmart Superstore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (QrImU)

326 Aviation News - B-17G "Nine-o-Nine"

The FAA has suspended the Collings Foundation's ability to carry paying passengers on its remaining aircraft citing a lack of safety. The crew chief on the flight that crashed had received no formal safety training and was unaware of such a program. The pilot of the fatal flight had signed off on some of the records, hence there was a lack of oversight. Other documentation was not maintained.

Here is where it gets more technical. The No.4 engine that prompted the emergency return was known defective before the fatal flight. One of the magnetos required to fire the spark plugs was in-op and the other magneto was producing weak spark at best. The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance. The No.3 engine, located on same side of aircraft as No.4, was also found to have out of tolerance spark plug gaps, fouled plugs, and even cylinder problems. Please note that No.3 was supposed to be one of the three Zero-Time engines on Nine-o-Nine meaning it was fresh from overhaul.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/srvgmbn

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (lY631)

327 What you need are letters of transit, signed by General DeGaulle.

(Interestingly, the French subtitles say "General Weygand," which is more historically accurate.)
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM


We only have 60 days to film it. People will see it once. No one will notice.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (r6GXX)

328 I have a copy of a written history my mother wrote some years before she passed away. It starts in the early 1920's. My sister got her to write it and made copies for me and my other sister. It's not completely chronological as memories would surface about times already written about. It is a treasure.

Me, I try to keep a journal for myself just so I can remember when things happen! (What year did the septic field crap out?) I'm not very diligent though, with months sometimes between entries. I haven't written about this virus - quite frankly it's too painful.

I'd really like to see more news about people who have had it and recovered. Our local news is full of people who died, some of them not elderly and in good health, or those in severe medical distress. And these stories are all IN CAPITAL LETTERS!! I'd really like to hear about people who caught it and are not dead or in their death throes.

Some days ago I felt that this virus just had to go through the population and we'd be out of it, like a bad flu season. Now I am not so sure. The CDC people say "most people will have some cold-like symptoms and cough" and the news is "MORE VICTIMS!!! MEDICAL CRISIS!!! DEATH!!!" Makes you wonder if the CDC is giving us happy talk and the real story is much worse.

Posted by: George V at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (U2Tva)

329 Thank you for the fiddle videos.

Posted by: Locke Common at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (0rJX+)

330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

331 >>The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance.


Never Trust the Factory Gap!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (MGDU4)

332 Ok. Ok. We can turn it into a Walmart Superstore.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (QrImU)

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Mixed use. 70 floors of pricey condos with a Walmart at street level.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (XVuno)

333 >>Every time I see those letters I think someone is accidentally leaving out a C.

>>Despite being 29, I'm old.

Commies have never been known for their creativity.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZLI7S)

334 If your paying attention and here long enough you start reading people's life experience you can guess pretty well.
Now gender is another matter.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZCEU2)

335 When the UN starts developing coronavirus, we'll know they're about to enter the news and they're on the chopping block.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (asM0l)

336 That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)


At the rate Cuomo's going, maybe not for long.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (uOouc)

337 Cuomo is pissing me off right now. He says he's now
ASKING local hospitals to band together to share resources and
personnel, and move patients, when an individual hospital becomes
overwhelmed. He says hospitals can no longer operate in their normal,
stand-alone manner.



He's only doing this today, and he's asking?!?!?!



Why hasn't the state medical office or whatever been on this for at
least a week, appointing coordinators for hospitals in NYC boroughs or
smaller zones? I've wondered why reports have been coming in that some
hospitals look like war zones, but not every hospital in NYC is in that
situation.



Cuomo's been whining about future ventilator needs day after day,
but what's he been doing to sort-out the NYC front-line hospital
situation, day to day? Depending on DeBlasio? Yikes!

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (AMIL/)

Of course, those in the media and in the general public who think he's doing a great job will take this as him continuing to show the awesome leadership he's been exhibiting.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (nRNOc)

338 'Never Trust the Factory Gap!'

Mine's .90 over.

Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (Tnijr)

339 Did first shopping in a week, big chain grocery store, there early. Mostly normal. A small bit of TP, a dozen containers of sanitizing wipes. Meat section limited, surprisingly, but still some basics.

No eggs. Everyone was surprised, staff was too, they said they've been getting smaller shipments, and to their surprise they were being cleaned out instantly. They also were wondering - whuh? There was a consenus guess among all talking that another week should see the end of the Great Egg Panic.

Some soup, canned chili, plenty of bread of all kinds. Produce, other sections totally normal.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (El6T/)

340 Mixed use. 70 floors of pricey condos with a Walmart at street level.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (XVuno)

Luxury!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

341 Few young remain.

What we do here at Ace Solvent Green Works and Pool
hall...it's all a front.

If you go to a meet up.....you check in....you don't check out.

$$$ + plus extra chunky Solvent Bat Black .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (8mz9g)

342 "I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down." Posted by: lin-duh

excellent ... long ago I did "word studies" or used interlinears and concordances .... what is cool is how easy it is now. I don't "Believe" the same as I did then .. but any verse I'm curious about I can find details quickly ... "Ephesians 6:11 KJV interlinear" takes me right there, then can just click on the corresponding Greek (or Hebrew OT) and it lays out the other uses of the word. Pretty nifty.


I recall an old teaching that the post Pentecost terminology is more athletic competition, than the actual war of the old testament. So the "spiritual man" can have eyes opened to the real struggle .. the "not against flesh and blood" competition.


It is more Olympic-like competition. "I have run my race, I have finished my course, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness" kind of thing. I think that is a healthier attitude, and helps to control the "fight or flight" response when faced with crisis.


Since I see most current warfare as "Psy-Op or 4G (not that I understand that, but it is fighting in the grey zones ... not quite illegal, but China buying our media, for instance, or controlling our chains of supplies. That is where the battle is being fought NOW ... Huawei and 5G also. Google is certainly trying to possess our thoughts, not kill us outright.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (Cus5s)

343 I've done a fair amount of needlepoint over the past 2 weeks. Now I'm taking a break from that, since I need to get more wool to make new projects, and I'm planning on getting out one of my many sewing machines and making some clothes. Oh, and tomorrow it's going to rain, so I'm going to build a computer.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 12:46 PM (h4EZP)

344 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM


I don't think he did it for fame. He did it because he was a true believer.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:46 PM (r6GXX)

345 Junk "searching for rum and T.P..but mostly on the hunt for rum" ^^^^

wot ya found Red October?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (5IHGB)

346 330; 324 - That was in the mid-70's. Then during the Hostage Crisis thing gas got short again and supposedly smart people said 'it can't go over a gallon - the pumps only go up to 99.9' Then they started selling it by the half-gallon or to really confuse people - by the liter!

Fun times

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (RcMUX)

347 If today's media covered WWII:

https://bit.ly/3bySyFj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)

348 Commies have never been known for their creativity.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZLI7S)
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Probably not their fault. The few times they can actually get letters they only ever have Cs and Ps available. There's only so much you can do with those.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (/669Q)

349 Luxury!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

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I can see it now. The elevator empties on the ground floor right in the men's socks section.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (XVuno)

350 Thank you for the fiddle videos.
Posted by: Locke Common at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (0rJX+)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (85Gof)

351 Just found out the entire state is shut down starting Monday. Mandatory stay at home orders,
for 4 deaths, and 202 infected. In a state with 2.9 million people and 5,800,000 cows.

Our power-crazed Democratic governor is ...

types
deletes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (u82oZ)

352 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

I cannot remember the price per gallon when I began driving in the early 70's, but my first memory of price, probably early-mid-60's, is 29.9 cents per gallon. I can't recall if that was regular or premium.

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

353 Makes you wonder if the CDC is giving us happy talk and the real story is much worse.

Posted by: George V at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (U2Tva)


Or we could be being played in the opposite direction, and the real story is much better!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (BiNEL)

354 313
WHO seems to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the CCP. They need a new name, something catchy.


How about bootlicking, rumpswabbing, lickspittle prostitutes?

BOORULIPRO

Posted by: pep at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (T6t7i)

355 Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

Not that I'd know, but it was premium (and leaded)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (BiNEL)

356 No; You're not. Do not feel alone. There are a number of people who comment here who are younger than 29 (If we take 29 to be-let's say 50)

I'm not one of them, but "James Madison" is, among others.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM

Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't fit in here other than the sharing of political views. Which is why I don't comment on much other than political thing. With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

357 Good morning, Sir.

I hope your immune system-compromised wife is doing well. And that you are an essential Active Duty guy who is not going to NYC on the USNS Comfort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (u82oZ)

358 287 Vendette-

Ugh, no that doesn't help at all. Back to the barrel..

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (bttOm)

I'm not without sin; I've bought stuff from Total Whine before.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (nRNOc)

359 50.2 here.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

360 Talk about accomplishments here:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/r3hrqh9

Rebel through productivity while the government mandates non-productivity--which apparently is something that we're all just supposed to put up with now.

Posted by: .87c at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (uYWBj)

361 I was in Mesa a while back, and had a chance to fly on one of those old birds, took the ground tour instead. Some nice pix of it around here somewhere.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (RuIsu)

362 Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't
fit in here other than the sharing of political views. Which is why I
don't comment on much other than political thing. With all the talk of
grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not
many under 50 who comment here.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton


If you want access to our stable of hot young wimmenz, you have to get the Rhodium membership.

Posted by: pep at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (T6t7i)

363 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name.

I always get his confused. We had a Ted Streleski, a 42-year-old math grad student (?!) who murdered his professor with a ball-peen hammer. Same year as the Unabomber's first bomb.

What is it with math geniuses?

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (8ruUE)

364 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)


That's really warm for March.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (t+qrx)

365 FenelonSpoke

Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife. The answer will arrive after the eye-rolling stops.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (u82oZ)

366 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon

Seem to remember circa 1969 "gas war" prices between 2 stations on same intersection at 10 to 15 cents a gallon.

Posted by: getting the banned back together outta gas at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (2cdi0)

367 One thing that will definitely come out of this mess is a further distancing from China and more reliance on our selves to build the products and services we need.

Globalism is taking a massive hit. Even the EU countries are shutting their borders to each other.

Who saw that coming 4 years ago?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (ZLI7S)

368 I honestly have felt like I don't fit in here other
than the sharing of political views.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)

369 Xi Jinping says we're all toilet seat lickers by proxy.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (8mz9g)

370 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (u82oZ)

Colorado ?

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (uOouc)

371 JackStraw

That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (u82oZ)

372 Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (u82oZ)

She is correct. I have met him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (dLLD6)

373 Sexism is worse than you think.

https://bit.ly/39pCjsz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (+y/Ru)

374 my chickens are producing as usual, so the problem is not some national Chickens Strike. But they can't ramp up production of eggs to match the hoarder demand. They could probably slaughter more cows or hogs, idk. These food shortages are surely 100% panic hoarding driven, right?

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (Cus5s)

375 With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I suspect that has to do with a kind of conservative outlook. There are a lot of people who are retirement age, sure. On the other hand, being conservative (socially) has a tendency to make you conservative culturally as well. That means reaching for the past.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (QrImU)

376 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I think James Madison is in his 30's simply because he has a young child and a baby. I'm sure if you posted something about music relevant to your age or any other memories you would find people who could relate and respond..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (WI7YS)

377 When comments collide. 191 and 192.

Posted by: Pelosi's Used Kleenex at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (a1s18)

378 355 Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

Not that I'd know, but it was premium (and leaded)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (BiNEL)


Ah, yes, the leaded/unleaded gas switch-over phase. I'd forgotten that situation. I last drove a leaded-gas only car in 1988 - I can't recall problems finding leaded gas then, but the grumbling was increasing.

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (AMIL/)

379 Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't
fit in here other than the sharing of political views.


Would it be any fun if everyone were younger? I learn a lot from those going for their third 29.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (TQyCa)

380 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)

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Fogies??

Why I oughta...

*waves puny fist wildly*

*hikes up falling pants*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (XVuno)

381 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

That's really warm for March.
Posted by: hogmartin at

Heh, funny guy. It snowed last night. 50.2 when I stared driving. Could get a long way on $2 of gas.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (I664Y)

382 Things are getting very weird. I always have people wanting to sell me something on Linkedin. I would say about a quarter of the time I may go look at their site and see what they are offering. But I always answer with No thank you and Have a good day.

So I get one the other day and I say No thanks Tom, best of luck. So he sends back It must to nice to be well off and not need money! So I answer IT IS!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (JFO2v)

383 I Am No One

Kansas. Sigh.

The State demands quarantining arrivals from Colorado. Louisiana, California, Florida, New York, Washington state, Illinois, and New Jersey.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (u82oZ)

384 364 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

That's really warm for March.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (t+qrx)


That's his age.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (h4EZP)

385 Tom Coburn has passed away.

https://tinyurl.com/toag546

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (dUJdY)

386 50 is hardly retirement age.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (nRWPy)

387 Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.

Gin and tonic I think.

Its good to be da Queen ......

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (arJlL)

388 I hope your immune system-compromised wife is doing well. And that you are an essential Active Duty guy who is not going to NYC on the USNS Comfort.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (u82oZ)

Thanks. My wife is fine. Driving me crazy but fine. I am not allowed to go on the Comfort, otherwise I would go. I am one of the people putting Med Types on the Comfort, Mercy, and other Med Units we will be deploying.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (85Gof)

389 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)



Ooo.
Wait until Nurse Ratchet finds out you called her an old fogie.
Woodpeckers wrath!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (axyOa)

390 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?

There were a few late 20-ish/early 30-ish attendees at last year's TxMoMe. I was fortunate to be partnered with one on the rifle range (i.e. good eyes).

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (qc+VF)

391 ^^^ " My mom was born in 1916 and I know a lot about her oral history"


Whoa whoa there cowboy..................

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (5IHGB)

392 >>That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.

I bet Trump is way ahead on this and making it a big part of his recovery plan. Think how many jobs could be repatriated if we encouraged drug companies to start moving their operations back home.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (ZLI7S)

393 What is it with math geniuses?
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM


I think it's the partial differential equations. That's what drove me crazy

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (r6GXX)

394 It would be an interesting topic to hear from the younger people-40 and younger how they came to their political beliefs?. Were/Are their parents conservative or they a went to private school, just resisted the indoctrination of the public school that's been going on for while, or they had a "political conversion"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (WI7YS)

395 I remember when gas was 35 cents a gallon. Sigh.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (85Gof)

396 Hmmm, trying to think of regular commentors who by their posts are younger.

Jmel. Thalfrican. Allie/Hikaru. TJM. Colorado Alex. Broseidon. That one guy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (QrImU)

397 can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM

So you're not watching the news, either?

*fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (rBtIz)

398
That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.



Okay.


Hormel Black Label Bacon Warehouse

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (mw1Wz)

399 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

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

Not sure of the cheapest I've seen, but I remember gas being basically $1/gallon, and being relatively stable at that price (none of the daily changes we see these days)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (CAJOC)

400 On the other hand, being conservative (socially) has a tendency to make you conservative culturally as well. That means reaching for the past.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (QrImU)
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There are other people who reach for the past for completely different reasons. My 19-year-old son watches a lot of skateboard videos and these guys set it to music - always "oldies," and quite often - ready for this? - disco.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (/669Q)

401 You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana." -- George Patton

Posted by: SMOD at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (X5CsJ)

402 Sorry, took a quick shower. All in bags. 15 total. I can't back to where I'd like it. It will be a short run to get it inside the fence. I figure 3 bags at a time.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (Lqy/e)

403 My maternal grandma kept a "diary" beginning the year my mother was born. As if my mother was writing it. Started in 1939. The letters and other diaries with her twin sister are very insightful into that time period. I got lost in them more that once.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (I664Y)

404 It sucks that allergy season is upon us and I'm sure that's increasing paranoia. I suddenly got a sore throat and runny nose the other day--but no fever--and I'm wondering if i should visit my 80 year old mother.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (CqE5x)

405 That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (u82oZ)

Come on NaCly! What viable country could possibly endure with unrealistic goals like that?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (BiNEL)

406 Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (KXX3K)

407 Some of us old fogeys have aged in place here. I'm 60 now, but I'm sure I've been here for 10 years, at least. How long has this blog been around? Maybe I came here after 9/11, I don't know. I'm getting old, time telescopes after awhile, and you don't realize how much has passed.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (h4EZP)

408 Here is where it gets more technical. The No.4 engine that prompted the emergency return was known defective before the fatal flight. One of the magnetos required to fire the spark plugs was in-op and the other magneto was producing weak spark at best. The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance. The No.3 engine, located on same side of aircraft as No.4, was also found to have out of tolerance spark plug gaps, fouled plugs, and even cylinder problems. Please note that No.3 was supposed to be one of the three Zero-Time engines on Nine-o-Nine meaning it was fresh from overhaul.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/srvgmbn
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (lY631)

Pretty sure that one of the rules when readying to fly any piston-engine aircraft is to do a mag drop test. Run each engine at a specified RPM, and switch off one magneto. Note the RPM drop as it continues to run on the other mag. Turn the mag back on, and switch off the other, and again note the RPM drop. If the mag drops are not nearly equal, the engine is not fit for service.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (miJU3)

409 My son just told me a joke:

A rather large man and his young son walk into a Japanese sushi bar. The owner says, "Oh crap! Not this again!"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (CAJOC)

410 There are other people who reach for the past for completely different reasons. My 19-year-old son watches a lot of skateboard videos and these guys set it to music - always "oldies," and quite often - ready for this? - disco.
Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (/669Q)

This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (QrImU)

411 356---......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)
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There really are quite a few under 50, some WELL under that, like ......um, like.....um.....
Okay, okay. I'm too senile to come up with nics off the top of my head but they DO exist!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (M/9m0)

412 Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.



Gin and tonic I think.



Its good to be da Queen ......

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (arJlL)

Gin and Tonic was the preferred alcoholic beverage of the Queen Mother. When she died an Aussie and I, being good Commonwealthers, made ourselves some Gin and Tonics and toasted her.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (nRNOc)

413 26 I tell you kid, what did your ol' Grampa did during the Kung Flu Freakout of 2020.

I posted this message on Ace of Spades blog.

The people leading the Kung Flu Freakout are the same ones, Those Guys, who declare every hurricane is the Cat 5 monster storm of the millenia. Run for your lives.
Causing mass panic, the freakout.

When to the storm fizzles into a weak tropical thundershower before it hits land, Those Guys, proudly declare that they did that.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (1g7ch)

They actually are THE SAME ONES as weather personalities have added Moo Shu Gai Panic to their menu of daily specials.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (Vy7tf)

414 Sorry, took a quick shower.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


What were you wearing ?

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (arJlL)

415 I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

One of the funniest scenes in Ocean's 12:

Danny Ocean: Do I look 50 to you?

Basher Tarr: Yeah.

Danny Ocean: Really?

Basher Tarr: Well, I mean, you know, only from the neck up.

https://bit.ly/2vZPwLc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (Do5/p)

416 399:330:324: I do remember going with my Dad to fill his monstrous big 65 Chrysler Ny'er at Amos Hudson for 25.9/gal on sale....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (RcMUX)

417 Watercress pinafores?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (PUmDY)

418 Greeting, hordelings!
I have always kept diaries, mostly for business reasons, but also to remind myself of my daily activities years later.
I started when I was out of high school, and that was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
So, I have a big stack of them by now.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (w7KSn)

419 Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (r6GXX)

Calculus of Variations

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (BiNEL)

420 I have been banging away here at least 10 years
Only thing that has me kept my sanity

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (ZCEU2)

421 Re the videos: Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.

Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (gLRfa)

422 Commissar Hrothgar

Good day to you. Is Virginia shut down? Glad I got those books to you in time.

I view the Eisenhower years as the political and social apogee of the US. The Space race was a success due to his research investments. What is holding the US up in a subset of cultural Americans, Trump, and the fall of many other countries into decay patterns by replacing merit with diversity or socialism. These are all unfavorable mechanisms for advanced civilization.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (u82oZ)

423 *reads the FAA PDF on the revocation*

Good gosh!

To prevent separation of the "P" leads on the left magneto they had been safety wired which resulted in the magneto being grounded. The cam follower on the right magneto on No. 4 engine was worn beyond limits. Engine was also showing signs of detonation and damage.

This is inexcusable. It was just a matter of time before a crash would happen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (lY631)

424 .With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)


Zo, what do young whipper snappers like you talk about ?

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (zr5Kq)

425 KT's GARDEN NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (ZCEU2)

426 >> my chickens are producing as usual, so the problem is not some national Chickens Strike. But they can't ramp up production of eggs to match the hoarder demand.


They actually can. Add more daylight hours. But they will live a lot less longer if you do it.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (MGDU4)

427 Little factoid.
Queen E's preferred gin is Boodles.

That is all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (axyOa)

428 Think I'll take a ride down to the park and walk Elvis and check out the National Guard.

Maybe they'll let me shoot a NYer.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (ZLI7S)

429 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM

I don't think he did it for fame. He did it because he was a true believer.
===
MK ultra test subject in college.

Posted by: Dots needing connection at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (ZuGkg)

430 93 I've been watching Yu-toob homemade wine making videos. I've come to the conclusion that most of the makers have been hitting the bottle pretty hard before they started making the tutorials.
Posted by: Downcast at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed4Rr

What's the point of making it if you don't drink the stuff??!! lol

I got into winemaking at home about 7 or 8 years ago. On my first batch, apple wine from our small orchard, I got that lightbulb thingy flashing over my head and thought to myself 'crikey! I gotta wait a whole friggen year to get drunk on this!!' Undeterred, I managed to mangle enough apples to put up ten gallons.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (Vy7tf)

431 This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.


obligatory:

Buck Rogers 25th Century disco


https://tinyurl.com/u5ekwaf

The cringe. it burns

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (mw1Wz)

432

My paternal grandfather was in the Army during WWI. After he died we found letters he and my grandmother sent each other when he was in France. Most of them were after the war ended and he was hoping to get the back home ASAP

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (35MjP)

433 Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.

I'll take "Words never written before on AoSHQ," Alex.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (qc+VF)

434 Change has come, under my thumb

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (PUmDY)

435 PDT up soon at Norfolk Naval Station

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rxrfwg9

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM (KXX3K)

436 I don't go into the archives of this blog very often, but one thing I do occasionally, when I have a lot of time and want some cheering up, is go to Election Night 2016 and read the minute-by-minute conversation as Trump moves to victory. It starts with a lot of skepticism, then people fearing to believe that he's winning, because they can't bear to be disappointed again the way they were in 2012. Then, 'OMG, I think he's really going to do it!', while others keep warning about Broward County and how the cheating is just too strong to beat. Good times.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM (h4EZP)

437 They actually are THE SAME ONES as weather personalities have added Moo Shu Gai Panic to their menu of daily specials.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (Vy7tf)


Yep. I call it the "Lifetime channel effect." Everything is an existential crisis, trying to find a resonance with the proportion of the population that is hopelessly neurotic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (YqDXo)

438 Here in Ohio, Gov. DeWine and Dr. Acton are doing everything they can to terrorize the populace. DeWine says the peak won't be until May (um...I thought Wuhan Lung Rot was super contagious?). Acton says we could see 6000-8000+ new cases per day in about 2 weeks (um ... NYC has seen an increase of about 5100 new cases between March 19 and March 26 in total AND that's the epicenter with 50% of all the cases in the entire U.S.)

I despise those two imbeciles. Every day it becomes more apparent that they over-reacted. I have stopped listening to their press briefings and I can't be the only Ohioan to tune them out.

Even Gov. Cuomo has changed his tune a bit. He is now saying that maybe shutting everything down wasn't such a good idea and the spread seems to be slowing in NYC. We're getting more and more anecdotal reports that the HCQ + Z-pack therapy works in the interim while clinical trials are conducted on more specific treatments and vaccine.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (00fXp)

439 Children are so cute when they discover politics and cussing for the first time.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (8mz9g)

440 309 >>Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)


Blatant.
They don't recognized Taiwan as independent from China.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (obh/i)

441 I'm 37. Got an 8yo and a 3yo. I may kill them both, or myself, or their teachers or my bosses, if I have to homeschool them much longer while also still being expected to cover 20-35 hours of meetings a week and complete another 20-30 hours of work on top of that.

I'm seriously considering making a list of all the shit on my plate right now, sending it to the 4-6 different people I report to in two different organizations, and asking them to decide amongst themselves what's highest priority. I normally balance my own priorities among my three roles, but each of the people I report to is expecting that the work I'm doing for them is top of my list. This isn't normally an issue when I can actually work without being constantly interrupted, or when I can let my subordinates do their thing, but I've had to get more engaged in one particular role this last week because my subordinates don't have the authority/capital to get our required on-site work approved, and I defy ANYONE to work effectively while also caring for a 3yo and an autistic 8yo.

But. The important thing is, we are all well.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (rWZ8Y)

442 376 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I think James Madison is in his 30's simply because he has a young child and a baby. I'm sure if you posted something about music relevant to your age or any other memories you would find people who could relate and respond..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (WI7YS)

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

I think it was the ONT (or maybe the Quarantine Cafe) a couple nights ago that there was extended discussion of 80s movies that was a lot of fun. And yes, I'm one of those under 50, though I can see it on the horizon.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (CAJOC)

443 To prevent separation of the "P" leads on the left magneto they had been safety wired which resulted in the magneto being grounded.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM



Was that wrong? Should I have not grounded the magnetos? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon I would not have done it.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (r6GXX)

444 1:25 PM EDT
President Trump Delivers Remarks at Naval Station Norfolk Send Off for USNS Comfort
Norfolk, VA

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (KXX3K)

445 But. The important thing is, we are all well.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (rWZ8Y)

Good to hear.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (QrImU)

446 The truck is a half ton but they stacked the bags at the very end. Front of the truck is lifted up slightly. I can't just dump it off. I have a P-30 in the driveway. It's an ex-Frito Lay delivery truck. It needs to have an engine and transmission put into it. This was my husband's idea on moving our stuff cross country. I'm going to have to abandon that and get rid of it but need to get all my stuff out of it first.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (Lqy/e)

447 My Grandmother said out houses and the way cities smelled before cars (plus the flies) is something she vividly remembers and is glad most people can't even imagine.

Posted by: piratepatch at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (taXNc)

448 Back to chores.
It's a beautiful day outside, if a tad windy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (u82oZ)

449 one thing we have accomplished ... is a nationwide trial run for an actual WMD bio attack. imo the real attack is DeepState control of banking and the swamp ... and NGOs collecting billions, running a trillion dollar or more in their Cocktail Party Tax-Free Foundations, aka Shadow-Government.


and so maybe this crisis is used to distract from that, idk. But there is a certain level of galvanizing of the Republic occurring at the street level, despite MSM flailing on the OrangeManVirusBad narrative, and despite some hoarders (different than preppers ... I bought nothing extra, bought zero TP or masks ... already had them, I may donate masks if our hospital came up short)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Cus5s)

450 from twitter... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus

https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

Yep, can't let their secret out. Didn't shut down anything. Just cut off travel from Wuhan, tested and quarantined early.

800-some cases and 2 deaths.

The Federalist, March 11, 2020

What The Rest Of The World Can Learn From Taiwan's Success Containing Coronavirus

https://bit.ly/39wkV5L

Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Do5/p)

451 Mrs. Peel @441: My most sincere sympathy and admiration for what you're doing. My autistic kids are grown up now, and one is living in a group home, but I often think of just how insane I'd be if I had them home from school right now and was trying to handle it without being able to take them anywhere or distract them. It's a hard grind, and you're a real hero for doing it.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (h4EZP)

452 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (u82oZ)

Thank goodness for Pratchett.

I still can't believe that our beloved Governor Coonman The First hasn't shut down the state (yet).

And history, and Heinlein, tell us that "Bad Luck" is the natural state of mankind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (BiNEL)

453 447 My Grandmother said out houses and the way cities smelled before cars (plus the flies) is something she vividly remembers and is glad most people can't even imagine.
Posted by: piratepatch at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (taXNc)

I expect a medieval city on a harbor smelled particularly rank. Dead fish and open sewers. Yay.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (QrImU)

454 Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)


Another one of the Kung Flu casualties: WHOre, which needs to go. It serves no useful purpose any more, if it ever did. Which I doubt.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (YqDXo)

455 ......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)
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......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.

With some exceptions like.....
mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,
War of Northern Aggression,
preference of bows,
Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

456 Mrs. Peel at March 28
====
Ding ding ding.


I am expecting a property tax rebate since I am doing the work of over 10 teachers plus my own job. Talk about a bullshit situation...

Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (ZuGkg)

457 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM
Still remember going to bed predicting DJT wins but everywhere was saying no shot, at 8pm with no results known. Woke up around 1130pm and a half hour imagined everything a Hillary as President would bring and it wasn't good. 0001 put on tv and should be there typing away waiting for Pa to be called, I think around 1am it was said we have this and went back to sleep around 1:30.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:15 PM (ZCEU2)

458
Day 23

Dear Diary,

The supply of fresh leafy vegetables being in short supply, we began harvesting dandelion greens from the lawn. We have set up a watch schedule, to keep neighbors from sneaking over at night and stealing them. For years they have looked askance at our weedy lawn, but who's laughing now?

Two days ago we managed to pick off the first squirrel that we have seen in a week. It made a fine stew, but has all been eaten now. As an aside, fried squirrel skin makes quite a nice snack.

We persevere, but are uncertain how much longer we can hold out. Hunger is likely to get us before the scurvy sets in.

Marge 's diarrhea has pretty much abated, but the cost in TP has been devastating.


Mike

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (CDGwz)

459 Now I need you more than ever.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (PUmDY)

460 Wolfus -- awesome news on Chekhov Pushy piglet, sounds like Mom's pug Molly.

Posted by: acethepug at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (qPKAe)

461 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (CDGwz)

You could put that in the garden thread, too.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:17 PM (KXX3K)

462 Re the videos: Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.
Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM

*views videos*

Concur.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (rBtIz)

463 453:447 - I recall seeing but not reading a book about how the 'good old days' weren't all that good. Titled something like "The Good Old Days - they were Terrible". We take so many things for granted - good sanitation, clean water, plentiful food. We didn't go from horse-based transportation to automobiles so quickly because horses were so great and cars so awful!

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (RcMUX)

464 Skip @457 - I couldn't bear to watch any news or read any blogs early that evening, I was so sure he was going to lose. I heard Rudy Giuliani on Howie Carr's radio show around 5:00 in the evening, and he sounded so low and subdued, I was SURE he knew that it was going to be bad. Then around 10:30PM I figured I'd just take a peek at the news before going to bed, and waddya know, he was still hanging in there! I remembered it was all over for Romney by that time, so I started watching the news, and couldn't believe it when by 11:30 he was fighting hard and pulling ahead!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (h4EZP)

465 I still can't believe that our beloved Governor Coonman The First hasn't shut down the state (yet).



And history, and Heinlein, tell us that "Bad Luck" is the natural state of mankind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (BiNEL)

I don't think he can do a mandatory shelter-in-place for the whole state because of legal issues. Someone who knows better can correct me on that, though.

What does surprise me is that MD and DC haven't done the mandatory shelter-in-place, especially DC. Although they've closed down pretty much everything else already.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (nRNOc)

466 Yeah three with the tism.

Two teen boys, and preteen girl. It's all fine until it's not, which occurs instantly and without warning.

Still, it pretty awesome being with them all day. Wish they got along better.

Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (ZuGkg)

467 WWI uncle was a motorcycle courier in France.
He said, "it was good for the girls".

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (obh/i)

468 Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Do5/p)


Doesn't generate clicks, newspaper sales, or viewership.

Also, can't be used to hurt Trump.

So, pfffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (YqDXo)

469 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

470 431 This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.


obligatory:

Buck Rogers 25th Century disco


https://tinyurl.com/u5ekwaf

The cringe. it burns
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection



Very true but 1979 will be the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates will win a World Series, so for me at least, the 70s weren't too bad. The current Pirates have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (MVR7y)

471 Trump should turn the UN into a whore house.

Already has the whores.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (8mz9g)

472 "I mean, here, think about the arrogance of these congressmen," "They're telling the truckers to keep driving so that their grocery stores will have groceries. They're telling the UPS drivers to keep bringing their Amazon packages. They're telling the bagger at the grocery store to keep bagging those groceries."

"But these congressmen make $174,000 a year," he continued. "They've got the best health care that you can buy these days right now. And they're telling people that they should - that the congressmen need to stay home, but everybody else needs to work for them. I think that's the wrong message, but that's - really gives you a glimpse into how some of these people in Washington, D.C. think."

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (mw1Wz)

473 Tugs at the ready to guide the USNS Comfort out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (85Gof)

474 The truck is a half ton but they stacked the bags at the very end.

Notsothoreau, where are you located? Let's see if there are any Morons in driving distance.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (qc+VF)

475 Electricity is also nice.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

476 When mom was 37 I was a freshman at college.
I still miss her.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:20 PM (obh/i)

477 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)


Some recipes for the Old Fashioned call for muddling a cherry. I'd try:

1/2 tsp cherry juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 or 3 dashes bitters
1-1/2 oz bourbon

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (00fXp)

478 Electricity is also nice.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

Remember the scene from Young Frankenstine where he says " It could be worse. It could be raining"?

LOL..Shoosh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (85Gof)

479 70s sucked until the Sex Pistols....a week later it sucked again.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (8mz9g)

480 Remember the scene from Young Frankenstine where he says " It could be worse. It could be raining"?



LOL

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (zr5Kq)

481 As per a few others here,

This site is where I come for sanity, especially now. The media has hyped this from the start, figuring this could be "Trump's Katrina" and might be the thing that finally brings him down.They see this as their last, best hope.

Plus it's a double win for them since sensationalism and doom and gloom breed clicks and views.

I see glimmers of hope from news here, but it's very hard to get actual hard facts and analysis that you can be sure of. We argue back and forth here about statistics and their interpretations all the time. But I know the folks here are well meaning and intelligent and I trust them.

The other thing I know is that the media is still incredibly powerful, and with the lock downs, more and more people are watching the MSM, and their opinions are shaped by it And it will shape policy.

Moreover, the MSM will double down on this crisis even when their efforts utterly fail. Heck, many are still whipping the long and utterly dead Russia horse. The only losing situation for them is to admit that either (1) the crisis is pretty much over and we can go pretty much back to normal; or that (2) Trump has actually done a pretty good job here even if things get tough. They will NEVER do either. They are way too invested.

Anyway, all that to say, Ace, the COBs, and the whole community are needed now more than ever. Thanks, so much.

Posted by: RM at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (U3LtS)

482 What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.



With some exceptions like.....

mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,

War of Northern Aggression,

preference of bows,

Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

Maple syrup on French Toast

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (nRNOc)

483 livestream starting soon

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (KXX3K)

484 Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (nRNOc)

I think you are right about the legal issues thing, but I am positive he was (and probably still is) hoping things get bad enough he could get away with it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (BiNEL)

485 469 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)


Mean life span in 1900: 45 years.

'Nuff said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (YqDXo)

486 I am only going to brag a little bit. My two teens have been a delight. They bicker, but for the most part they are very kind to each other and sensitive to the other's feelings. They are nothing like me and my two brothers. We would have knocked down walls by now. We will see how it goes next week when they have actual lesson plans for school.

Posted by: no good deed at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (MmFTx)

487 450 from twitter... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus

https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

Yep, can't let their secret out. Didn't shut down anything. Just cut off travel from Wuhan, tested and quarantined early.

800-some cases and 2 deaths.

The Federalist, March 11, 2020

What The Rest Of The World Can Learn From Taiwan's Success Containing Coronavirus

https://bit.ly/39wkV5L

Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM

And they won't because that would verify that different races and cultures think, behave, and act differently depending on the country. People would realize that these the vast majority non-Americans we have been importing post 1965 never intended to assimilate and/or are not capable.

Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (lBCgE)

488 I don't see how all this shelter in place is gonna stop it when something like 70% of the economy is deemed 'essential' - so 70% are still going to work every day being exposed or exposing others to something we may have but not yet know.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (RcMUX)

489 With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
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Thus, AoSHQ is a fount of experience and wisdom, age betting both. It distinguishes this place from *many* others.

"... the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. ‍"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (xSo9G)

490 482 What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.



With some exceptions like.....

mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,

War of Northern Aggression,

preference of bows,

Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

Maple syrup on French Toast
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (nRNOc)

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Carrots in chili

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:24 PM (CAJOC)

491 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

Mean life span in 1900: 45 years.

'Nuff said.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (YqDXo)


It's also pleasant to be around people who are familiar with plumbing and hot water (please, no SF jokes).

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)

492 I love my neighbors, kidding.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (PUmDY)

493 Plus it's a double win for them since sensationalism and doom and gloom breed clicks and views.


I am checking out from social media/media takes on everything. We have entered "they are eating people in Madison Square Garden" territory. I'll watch the actual updates from the President and our governor and turn it off as soon as the questions start.

Posted by: no good deed at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (MmFTx)

494 Maple syrup on French Toast

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21
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Good one.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Dhht7)

495 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM

Oh, I enjoy reading here quite a bit. Learn a lot, both on politics and life in general.

But where I don't really fit in enough to join the conversation is on basic life experience. I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

So yeah, I stick to mostly lurking. Only reason I've commented more last few weeks is because I have been on 'stay-at-home' and work from home orders since 03/13/20.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Do5/p)

496 Found a ship traffic tracker. The USNS Comfort is (currently) the rightmost blue dot in a group of four at one of the Norfolk NS docks.

https://bit.ly/2JixaYS

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (CMq2e)

497 308 I think Ace is 50-ish.

You're probably right. I remembered him seeming to be in his upper 30's when I first came here, so I added a few years. But time has flown, I've been here a lot longer than a couple years.
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (oTMWb

That's what, 9 in Ewok years?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (Vy7tf)

498 483 livestream starting soon

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (KXX3K)


White House put a kink in MSMs day when they started live feeds.
No more listening to *them* tell you what the president said.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (obh/i)

499 Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM

Yep, that's me. 44yo with the maturity level of a 14yo on a good day, a 4yo on a bad day.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (Do5/p)

500 PDT landed in Norfolk? Wonder where? The civilian airport?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (85Gof)

501 Do unto strangers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (PUmDY)

502 Hillary going down like a $2 hooker the night the fleet came in.

Posted by: An Observation

From election night 2016.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (I664Y)

503 Quarantines are fun :

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

504 *New Yorkers, they just don't listen...

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)

505 Quarantines are fun :

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)

506 No, Bob, I'm good. Did three loads. Catching my breath and I'll do the last two. This was a lot easier when I was younger and in better shape.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (Lqy/e)

507 BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

C'mon

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (CqE5x)

508 Hanging out over at C-SPAN just now, I see that they carried Joe Biden Remarks on Coronavirus Response, 23 March. Talk about C-SPAM.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (KXX3K)

509 And they won't because that would verify that different races and cultures think, behave, and act differently depending on the country. People would realize that these the vast majority non-Americans we have been importing post 1965 never intended to assimilate and/or are not capable.
Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (lBCgE)


There's another comparison that is invidious by leftist standards: Taiwan vs. Red China.

Same people, two different political systems. One has worked well. The other, not so much.

This is what researchers call a controlled experiment. The control isn't perfect, but it's as close as we can come in a human context.

See also the U.S. vs. Mexico. Two countries with widely varied climates, geographies, etc. from mountains to oceans to deserts to wilderness. Cross the border from San Diego to Tijuana to see the difference in peoples, cultures, and political systems.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

510 I vote turn the UN over to homeless, and keep the UN going there too.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (ZCEU2)

511 Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)

I bet it's the same motherfuckers travelling to and from and within these three states--going to weddings and such-- who are doing the most damage.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

512 Looks like PDT landed at the Military Airfield

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (85Gof)

513 504 *New Yorkers, they just don't listen...
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)


They're the most important people on earth. No one else matters.

Just ask them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (YqDXo)

514 Tugs at the ready to guide the USNS Comfort out

The Fort Bragg and both Tracy and Marci "MORON"s, if I'm reading that right.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (asM0l)

515 495 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM

Oh, I enjoy reading here quite a bit. Learn a lot, both on politics and life in general.

But where I don't really fit in enough to join the conversation is on basic life experience. I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

So yeah, I stick to mostly lurking. Only reason I've commented more last few weeks is because I have been on 'stay-at-home' and work from home orders since 03/13/20.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Do5/p)

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All the folks here have varied life experience. What makes this place awesome is everyone is willing to share that experience, so you get an almost Borg-like collection of knowledge. And, from my experience, except for trolls, everyone has something to offer.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM (CAJOC)

516 Would it be any fun if everyone were younger? I learn a lot from those going for their third 29.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM

Heck no. I have even less in common with anyone younger than me (20s, 30s).

Anytime I am at social gatherings, I tend to hang around the older people in attendance. I am a big introvert and would much prefer to sit and have a conversation with people rather than, say, be out dancing.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (Do5/p)

517 496 Found a ship traffic tracker. The USNS Comfort is (currently) the rightmost blue dot in a group of four at one of the Norfolk NS docks.

https://bit.ly/2JixaYS

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (CMq2e)


Cool

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (obh/i)

518 White House put a kink in MSMs day when they started live feeds.
No more listening to *them* tell you what the president said.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (obh/i)


Disintermediation. It's beautiful, and makes clear that 1) they've been lying all along, and 2) they serve no useful purpose.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

519 Silly fucks. No oil....desperate cold people will cut/sell all the trees. Canada will have a wood and tp cartel.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (8mz9g)

520 i would be interested in knowing how many of those young kids seen frolicking on the beaches of Florida a few weeks ago in careless disregard of the Chinese flu have actually come down with it.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (CqE5x)

521 The eagle has landed.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (zr5Kq)

522 Posted by: Clyde Shelton


*******

You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.

Welcome home, my friend. Welcome home!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:33 PM (m45I2)

523 518 Disintermediation.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

That's a $10 word. Good one.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (KXX3K)

524 You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.




HEY !

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (zr5Kq)

525 The three vessels to the left of the Comfort are tugs.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (obh/i)

526 Alec Baldwin looks likes he's on withdrawal. AC?
https://twitter.com/LadyQanuck/ status/1243596094552133632

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (rCwaK)

527 Clyde, not having much life experience has never stopped me from commenting! I first started commenting here when I was a senior in college.

Oh - and to answer Fen's question - I have always been what we call conservative today, despite the constant drumbeat of opposition in the schools. I attribute that to the very high value I place on independence and autonomy. Since I was a wee one, I have HATED being dependent on anyone or anything, and I have also REALLY F'N HATED being told what to do.

Quick story about that. In fourth grade, I was in Montessori, and we were given a list of tasks to complete for the week and allowed leeway to determine how we wanted to complete them (within a few requirements such as a minimum number of tasks completed per day). I did very well with this approach. However, at times, my teacher felt the need to interfere with how I was managing my own workload, and it INFURIATED me like you would not believe a sweet little blonde (note: I'm now brunette but still was blonde at that age) fourth grader could be. My mom still has a note I wrote to her one day in which I ranted about how my teacher was getting in my business AGAIN when she should just STFU and STFD (obviously I didn't say that at that age, but it's how I would have said it now) and let me get on with my business.

So, naturally, I was never going to support someone politically who thinks I can't make my own decisions.

Well, I better get back to work while my husband is home to wrangle the children. Lots to do.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (rWZ8Y)

528 the threat isn't the Wu Flu, threat is our own Ruling Class.

they are burning our house to the ground because we support Trump, that is all that's going on here.

Posted by: Shoey at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (lg4FP)

529 Some recipes for the Old Fashioned call for muddling a cherry. I'd try:

1/2 tsp cherry juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 or 3 dashes bitters
1-1/2 oz bourbon
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (00fXp)
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If you want WI version, substitute Brandy for bourbon.

Posted by: WisRich at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (OAlmw)

530 Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)



I bet it's the same motherfuckers travelling to and from and within
these three states--going to weddings and such-- who are doing the most
damage.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

It's
more like people who can afford to leave NYC in particular are heading
to vacation homes or renting places in other states, especially along
the east coast, and bringing the virus with them. Some of them are
requiring hospitalization. Even in NY, cases and deaths have already been reported
in upstate NY and Long Island from people who came from NYC.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (nRNOc)

531 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

532 I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

Clyde-

We're not all two steps from alcoholism. Some of us are closer. Really, I have about three drinks a month-mostly as a break from being the mother of a 20 year old but it does seem that there's a lot of talk liquored up talk here.

Was "Treasure trove of knowledge and experience" a euphemism from madcap sexual experiences when younger? J/k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM (WI7YS)

533 Jane was telling of a couple who landed on her island in Georgia. Both were infected with the virus. And with a boatload of stupid.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM (zr5Kq)

534 they have to impress upon us their mastery over us

Posted by: Shoey at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (lg4FP)

535 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

I was thinking the same thing. Raining up here in NJ

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (85Gof)

536 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)

537 You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (WI7YS)

538 PDT considering a Quarantine for Parts on NY, NJ & Conn.

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (/WpZO)

539
I did not drink before I came here N years ago...

I am joking !

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (zr5Kq)

540 It would be an interesting topic to hear from the younger people-40 and younger how they came to their political beliefs?. Were/Are their parents conservative or they a went to private school, just resisted the indoctrination of the public school that's been going on for while, or they had a "political conversion"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM

Not 40 and younger, but my political awakening came on 09/12/2001. I was home from work the day of the terrorist attacks. Watched in horror as the towers collapsed on live television.

I remember clearly the feeling I felt that day: completely alone and afraid. I was 25 years old and I realized I knew nothing of the world outside my little bubble of sports (watching, playing).

I knew nothing of politics, never followed it. But I did know that I was pro-life. When I started looking things up, I realized Democrats were pro-abortion, so I immediately knew I was a Republican voter.

I then found Rush Limbaugh within the next few weeks and listened every day at work. As I listened, it wasn't so much me being taught as it was me hearing him and saying 'Yeah! That make sense, why aren't more people saying this?'

I then found milblogs and political blogs around 2003 or 2004 and the rest is history.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

541 I was thinking the same thing. Raining up here in NJ
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (85Gof)

Rain AND fog where I am at (secret location).

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (zr5Kq)

542 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.


*********

Reminds me of the story about the guy who took a long cross-country train trip with his girlfriend, Virginia. They were just getting settled in to their sleeper compartment and things were getting...um...frrisky when the conductor came down the corridor hollering, "NO FOCK-A VIRGINIA!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (m45I2)

543 Zappa said ( before he died ) There's a lot more of us ugly motherfuckers.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (8mz9g)

544 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

Thanks; That was interesting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (WI7YS)

545 It's
more like people who can afford to leave NYC in particular are heading
to vacation homes or renting places in other states, especially along
the east coast, and bringing the virus with them. Some of them are
requiring hospitalization. Even in NY, cases and deaths have already been reported
in upstate NY and Long Island from people who came from NYC.
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (nRNOc)

True.

Mu sister and BIL have a place in Florida and they hightailed it down there a couple weeks ago.
But neither had the flu.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (CqE5x)

546 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)


And I appreciate every one of them. Leaves more beer for me.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM (uOouc)

547 And then there's the cheer:

We don't smoke!
We don't drink!
Nor-folk, nor-folk!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM (KXX3K)

548 PDT considering a Quarantine for Parts on NY, NJ & Conn.
Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (/WpZO)

Good. Seal 'em off and let no one out and nothing in for 30 days.

Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:42 PM (Z+IKu)

549 What makes this place awesome is everyone is willing to share that experience, so you get an almost Borg-like collection of knowledge...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM
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So true. I learned from bluebell that she puts her wool balls in the dryer to make laundry dry better.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (Dhht7)

550 @Muldoon :

"Virginia is for Lovers" is the tourism and travel slogan of the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. Used since 1969, it has become a well-recognized and often imitated part of American jargon. "

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (zr5Kq)

551 I think I have been a conservative since junior high school when I realized teachers were pushing Leftism.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (ZCEU2)

552 I do everything.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (8mz9g)

553 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m
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I am a casual drinker, I take it when offered, keep a bottle of scotch, some beer, and a bottle of wine on hand, but probably don't partake more than a couple of times a month.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (xSo9G)

554 Mistake.

I've done everything.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (8mz9g)

555
1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

I can't tell a story to save my life. But my Aunt Lois could... She was an evangelical Christian... She had a disable (paraplegic, quadriplegic, not sure) friend that got married to another disabled person in a similar situation. They asked her to help them consummate, because they couldn't pull it off themselves.

Aunt Lois was a bad ass mother fucker. I don't think the mainstream understands evangelic christians. You have to understand that this couple was MARRIED BEFORE GOD and yet could not consummate. So anyway, she helped them.

When she would tell the story the entire room would be crying from laughter. I wish I had recorded that story. One of the best I ever heard.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (H9lUe)

556 "Virginia is for Lovers" is the tourism and travel slogan of the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. Used since 1969, it has become a well-recognized and often imitated part of American jargon. "
Posted by: runner
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For some years, the Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander". I share this without comment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (xSo9G)

557 C-SPAN is projecting 1:45 EDT start time.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (KXX3K)

558 Three people on a train, a father and son and a stranger.

Stranger: "I'm going to order drinks. Would you like something?"

Father: "Don't drink. Tried it once, didn't like it."

Stranger: "I thought I'd also order some appetizers.

Father: "Tried 'em once. Didn't like 'em. But let me ask my son."

Stranger: "An only child, I presume."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (YqDXo)

559 Wander why they did that.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (KXX3K)

560 Mick Jagger pronounces go go very oddly and awesomely.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (PUmDY)

561 I still have echoes of a drunken past.

It's nice.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (8mz9g)

562 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd immunity are also key determinants of spread.

[ ] The horse is out of the barn
[ ] The chicken has flown the coop
[ ] That ship has sailed
[ ] That dog don't hunt
[X] All of the above

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

563 I only drink reticently. And I never enjoy it.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:48 PM (MGDU4)

564 Trump to make remarks at the Navy hospital ship soon.
Fox is covering it...if you mute Leland Vitter until Trump comes on.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (cF8AT)

565 PDT ON

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (85Gof)

566 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Please see any archived Marvel comics related thread for your answer.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..rolling my eyes at the whippersnappers at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (4aS1x)

567 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

Welcome to the real world. hugs and smooches!

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (vF+fs)

568 PDT! Hail to the Chief!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (KXX3K)

569 Livestream up

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (YqDXo)

570 I am a casual drinker, I take it when offered, keep a bottle of scotch, some beer, and a bottle of wine on hand, but probably don't partake more than a couple of times a month.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (xSo9G)

I have been trying to cut way back on casual drinking when I started the new site last year. It seems ready made for alcoholics. You have no idea how many chronic alcoholic assholes work in upper management at this place and it was something I did not want to pick up. So when the quarantine hit, I was horrified to realize all those bottles of alcohol were completely empty except for half a bottle of vodka from 2 years ago- and vodka is not a lazy, casual drink.

Hit the liquor store last week and picked up a bottle of Four Roses. I am set for a few weeks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (QrImU)

571 That's my president!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (KXX3K)

572 Shut up, we know. Put Trump on.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (oTMWb)

573 https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (KXX3K)

574 In his comments at the helicopter he said, "it will be an enforceable quarantine.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (obh/i)

575 @realDonaldTrump 19 minutes ago

I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing "hot spots", New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (cF8AT)

576 For some years, the Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander". I share this without comment.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (xSo9G)

'Wander Indiana' to be precise. It was the subject of jokes by teachers in High School.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (QrImU)

577 NY Governor who has locked down state and created extreme restrictions, says it may be for months, confused by president saying there may be a short term quarantine on New Yorkers traveling to other states, and that it may not be legal.

Lack of Self Awareness Award goes to...

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (GGtlB)

578 I try to sleep, they're wide awake, they won't let me alone.
They don't get paid or take vacations, or let me alone.
They spy on me, I try to hide, they won't let me alone.
They persecute me, they're the judge and jury all in one.

Posted by: SMOD at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (X5CsJ)

579 I don't drink often....but when i do i drink 3 twelve packs .....each pack has 15.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (8mz9g)

580 Truck is unloaded. It went pretty well. I'm glad the wheelbarrow had dualies up front. Might have had problems with the other style.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (Lqy/e)

581 This guy is a suck-up.

@realDonaldTrump 19 minutes ago

I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing "hot spots", New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


If you need to make this permanent, just let us know!

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (oTMWb)

582 If you need to make this permanent, just let us know!
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (oTMWb)

Who knew Escape from New York was prophetic?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (QrImU)

583 Trump has really done an incredibly good job, not only of organizing the response, but also of being out there and evincing such leadership.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (YqDXo)

584 Yay!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (KXX3K)

585 Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander".


***********

Help me wander,
Help, help me wander
Help me wander, yeah
Get her out of my mind!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (m45I2)

586 Love the flags waving in the background.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (vF+fs)

587 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

588 I really am a causal drinker, rare more than 1 drink and if then maybe a very good wine I not leavijng to chance overnight.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (ZCEU2)

589 And the seagulls flying by.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (KXX3K)

590 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a
nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the
community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the
only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd
immunity are also key determinants of spread.



[ ] The horse is out of the barn

[ ] The chicken has flown the coop

[ ] That ship has sailed

[ ] That dog don't hunt

[X] All of the above

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

Agree with all of that. To me, whether one agrees with it or not, individual states and now possibly Trump are making "Quit being selfish idiots!" moves.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (nRNOc)

591 583 Trump has really done an incredibly good job, not only of organizing the response, but also of being out there and evincing such leadership.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (YqDXo)

He has risen to the occasion. I wonder if the Secret Service gave him any bullshit (ala Bush around 9/11) about secreting himself away and only speaking from the bunker?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

592 NO FOCK-A WANDER, EITHER!

/train conductor later on in the trip

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (m45I2)

593 6oz of red wine daily is heart healthy and not too much for your liver.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (obh/i)

594 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd immunity are also key determinants of spread.
[ ] The horse is out of the barn
[ ] The chicken has flown the coop
[ ] That ship has sailed
[ ] That dog don't hunt
[X] All of the above
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)

595 587 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

Yes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (QrImU)

596 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?

Yes. Globalism is both.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (dzJ3R)

597 The Comfort is a "message of hope and solidarity to the people of New York".

PDT

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (KXX3K)

598 The Comfort will arrive in NYC on Monday.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (KXX3K)

599 It's funny how tired he always sounds when he's reading. When he's just riffing at rallies, he sounds much better.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (dzJ3R)

600 >>I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a
nation of 330 million FREE people

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (MGDU4)

601 Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)


States will have legal authority to arrest and deport them.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (obh/i)

602 546 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)

And I appreciate every one of them. Leaves more beer for me.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM
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I approve this message.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (Dhht7)

603 With that very white background--the ship--PDT looks very flushed.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (KXX3K)

604 Against JackStraw's wishes we will not be allowed to shoot them.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (obh/i)

605 Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)

You forget there are plenty of Trump supporters here. Not everyone is s left loon.
And NO one in New Jersey pronounces it "Joisey."
No. One.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

606 I remember a time, before he went national, when Dennis Prager said he wouldn't talk about gardening on the radio. Changed his mind after tasting a home-grown apricot.

Wouldn't talk about architecture either. Maybe poetry.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (BVQ+1)

607 527 Mrs. Peel

I went to Montessori, also, briefly. Somehow it came up that I had never eaten Steak. The teacher felt bad for me and brought some in, at which time I pointed out that I had eaten plenty of Steak, I thought she said Snake.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (H9lUe)

608 He's already made the decision.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (vF+fs)

609 Never so many so old. No matter what....its a yuge experiment.

Being old hurts. Fucking period. Why did my grandparents lie?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (8mz9g)

610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

611 This virus like others will go away, socalism has found a new weapon in getting the population afraid of a unknown enemy and they are putty to be molded.

The Hillary girl is a little better but Marley a little cutie but not by much.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (ZCEU2)

612 Okay. Time for a cigar. Have fun continuing to storm the castle. (Suggestion: toss plague infected corpses over the castle walls with trebuchets)

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (m45I2)

613 I should differentiate between talking about liquor and being "liquored up" . I wouldn't know the difference between Jim Bean and John Pinto and have no idea what "sidecar" (the drink is) is,. but I like a whiskey sour sometimes and some people seem to enjoy talk about their favorite types of liquor. That is different than people who sometimes threaten to knock people's head off because I think some of them are drinking a little too much on the ONT which makes them belligerent.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (WI7YS)

614 New York hasn't realized that years of dick stomping everyone who doesn't agree with their brand of politics, thumbing their nose at others with their sanctuary city policies, harassing the president with their AG and generally trying to undermine our republic hasn't bought them a lot of goodwill with people.

Now the rats are fleeing their political shangri la, and they want people to greet them with open arms and share their supplies?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (GGtlB)

615 You forget there are plenty of Trump supporters here. Not everyone is s left loon.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)


You guys will be the resistance. We'll air drop you special stuff, like Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (uOouc)

616 610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

People say this every time he READS from a speech. He's much more alive off the cuff.

And IF he is tired, can ya blame him?

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

617 610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)


It's always more difficult for him to read a speech rather than wing it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (obh/i)

618 Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (WI7YS)

619 I went to Montessori, also, briefly. Somehow it came up that I had never eaten Steak. The teacher felt bad for me and brought some in, at which time I pointed out that I had eaten plenty of Steak, I thought she said Snake.
Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (H9lUe)

We are Americans.

Hell, I have been thinking of taking a road trip (1500 miles) to Fabens, Texas just to go to Cattlemans during this forced vacation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (QrImU)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

A-poem-for-mornings.jpg

***


***

Yup, I'm f*cking sick and tired of the Kung Flu as you are. Hmmm. Were there any events that occurred this past week which weren't Covid19 related? Let's take a look:


  • I wish he would have gotten the chance to target shoot.

  • Judas Priest we live in stupid, f*cking stupid times.

  • Whatever, it's not Coronavirus shit.

  • Not the brightest bulb in the pack.

  • Never judge a cosplay player but its cover.

  • Move over Father Guido Sarducci

  • Take it from an expert, PJs and a Robe are fine office attire. Home office that is.

  • The f*cking world has been wussified.

    Rules? Open thread, no running with sharp objects, be kind to the 'ettes and play nice with one another.

    Let's enjoy the weekend!!! Have a great weekend!!! Don't let The Man get you down.
    If he does we could try to have a bail raising party.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:00 AM




    Comments

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    1 6good morning horde

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    2 Dutifully called them I did

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (ZCEU2)

    3 Bonjour !

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (zr5Kq)

    4 buongiorno orda

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (G546f)

    5 Good Saturday morning, horde!

    This morning's coffee has a couple of scoops of roasted cacao in it---mmm, chocolate covfefe!

    Posted by: April at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (OX9vb)

    6 Might be my 6th good morning who knows?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    7 And here we are!

    I believe "firsts" on regularly scheduled threads get only a quarter of the redeemable points that Ace-threat first do at the Horde Gift Shop and Hobo Cafe.

    Is that correct?

    Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)

    8 Raining pretty good here

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (ZCEU2)

    9 Needed that laugh thanks mh

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (EZebt)

    10 Willowed from last thread, since we're talking abut cops - the late, great Dick Curless' "Drag 'Em Off the Interstate, Sock it To 'Em, J.P. Blues:"

    https://tinyurl.com/rz623kz

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (2JVJo)

    11 Oy, "Ace-THREAD" firsts.

    Threatening Ace gets you zero points.

    Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (cfSRQ)

    12 Good morning!

    OK, the haircut story is pretty funny.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (Xesvh)

    13 Stay calm and Covfefe.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (B95HO)

    14 Begone ancient medical sock!

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:05 AM (cfSRQ)

    15 Whatever, it's not Coronavirus shit.

    Yeah, no. When I read "unlike our current delusionary in chief," I'll bail. I have better things to do with my morning than put up with some asshole's TDS.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (2JVJo)

    16 Thunder and lightning at 9AM always seemed surreal to me.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (B95HO)

    17 Went to town yesterday for a scheduled Dr. appointment....more traffic than NYC.

    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (X/Pw5)

    18 Not enuf COFFEE in the HIGH FUNG KU boss.

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (5IHGB)

    19 Moar Coffee sounds like a good start!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (BiNEL)

    20 1 6good morning horde
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    Typo. Disqualified. The prize goes to the person posting comment no. 2.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (KXX3K)

    21 Good Morning, Horde.

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (ONvIw)

    22 13 Stay calm and Covfefe.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (B95HO)

    That would be great if PDT twitted that.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (KXX3K)

    23 hiya

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (arJlL)

    24 9 Needed that laugh thanks mh
    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (EZebt)


    Which one Buddy?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    25 Had coffee dos
    Now a bit of oatmeal

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

    26 Cosplay is a strange place.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (O4024)

    27 Thunder and lightning at 9AM always seemed surreal to me.

    It is very, very frightening.

    Posted by: Galileo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

    28 My place smells like coffee and bacon and maple syrup.

    There should be a Yankee Candle for that.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

    29 So I need to write tonight's ONT

    I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    30 Which one Buddy?
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    Yes

    Posted by: April at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (OX9vb)

    31 *grabs scissors*
    *runs*

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

    32 Willowed:

    In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we

    don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the

    hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB,

    and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.





    A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock


    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM
    ---

    Correct.
    This "if it saves one life" garbage has got to stop. Yes people are
    going to die from this disease. Most of them would have died within a
    few months anyway even without the disease according to the famous
    Doctor in the UK.

    But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

    As
    at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a
    deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.





    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (JUOKG)

    33 Had coffee dos
    Now a bit of oatmeal
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)


    Made instant oatmeal with coffee once. It was one of those things that sounds a lot better in your head.

    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (t+qrx)

    34 Think it's a Lowes morning.

    Gonna get paint and supplies to do the mud room.

    Forward, comrades.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (B95HO)

    35
    I social justice separated and still feel Dirty.

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (5IHGB)

    36 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow. I have about 5 more gallons of syrup to bottle at some point as well.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (/bKbU)

    37 It rained so hard here for a while last night, the sound on rain crashing on the roof woke me up...

    And I live in Mom's basement!

    Posted by: Basement NPC at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (BiNEL)

    38 "Gonna get paint and supplies to do the mud room. "

    Maybe just a five gallon bucket of mud?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (O4024)

    39 *smooshes MisHum*

    Make it about pop culture and music. People can riff on that shit forever.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

    40 You guys, I read somewhere that now, because of schedule changes, having more time to sleep, people are having different dream patterns, seeing their dreams. Remembering them. I have experienced it! I rarely remember my dreams. But, the one from last night - I am on a train I think, talking to some lady, and then she tells me she is on, get this, Zero Hedge and gives me her screen name. And then I wake up ! WTH ??!! I don't remember what she was telling me before she told me about Zero Hedge. So don't ask.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (zr5Kq)

    41 Think I'll go out and yell at the clouds for a bit

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (8JqLB)

    42 Oh, MisHum, also interservice pot shots.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

    43 It is very, very frightening.
    Posted by: Galileo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

    No no no no no

    Posted by: Beelzebub at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (B95HO)

    44 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow. I have about 5 more gallons of syrup to bottle at some point as well.
    Posted by: Muad'dib

    Keep up the good work !

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (arJlL)

    45 I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)


    I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)

    46 *smooshes MisHum*

    Make it about pop culture and music. People can riff on that shit forever.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)


    **waves to Eris**

    So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)

    47 Willowed...

    388 This is serious stuff.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM

    Seasonal flu, going by the low end estimate of 20,000 USA deaths is an average of 55 deaths per day.

    H1N1, with 60,000 estimated dead over the course of April '09 to April '10 is an average of 164 deaths per day.

    So I take it you are suggesting we stay in this 'stay-at-home' situation for the rest of time?

    While we're at it, let's start banning foods and activities that lead to deaths from heart disease (610,000 USA deaths per year, 1,671 deaths per day). And when some health study comes out showing some link between some food or drink and cancer, well, time to ban it to prevent those deaths.

    Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p)

    48 This is a an article about someone who sounds like a decent (as in nice guy) actor-Jesse Eisenberg-who played creepy Mark Zuckerberg in "Social Media". He passes on seeing almost all of his movies. He's apparently also in one about the French mime Marcel Marceau. The movie is called "Resistance". There is a great quote in this article by Eisenberg about why he stays off social media:

    https://tinyurl.com/ug99wge

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (WI7YS)

    49 Thunderstorm with hail woke up at 4:15 so Imade coffee and experienced the storm in comfort. More storms and possibly twisters afternoon and evening, big winds too. I enjoy storms, but without twister.

    Best wishes to all.

    Posted by: parker at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (LN9tx)

    50 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow.
    Posted by: Muad'dib at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (/bKbU)


    That sounds like a really sticky job.

    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (t+qrx)

    51 20 1 6good morning horde
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    Typo. Disqualified. The prize goes to the person posting comment no. 2.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (KXX3K)


    If we don't have standards, then we are little better than the animals!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (BiNEL)

    52 To continue my line of thought:

    It is possible for something to be both serious and over-hyped.

    It is also possible to choose disproportionate measures for a serious threat.

    What I take objection to is trivializing the threat by comparing it to dissimilar events.

    The H1N1 flu was *not* handled correctly. I think we agree on that. It was not a "best practices" situation. So holding that up as "hey we lived through it," isn't a powerful argument.

    Similarly, pointing out things like automotive deaths is also missing the point. Those fall in a very predictable range and when they spike, people notice. If a state had 90 additional road deaths over a two week periods with enough injured to close hospitals, people would not shrug it off.

    The difficulty here is that the unknown unknowns have such a deadly upside, it's hard to know what is appropriate.

    A disease that is spread by casual contact can only be contained via immunity or separation. We don't know how or even if to generate immunity, so separation is the imprecise tool we have left.

    We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    53 Fresh Coffee smell

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (dQF3z)

    54 I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)

    Hmmm....rappers too?

    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (X/Pw5)

    55 Maybe just a five gallon bucket of mud?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (O4024)

    I already get that whenever the boy walks in. I look at the bottom of his shoes and the amout of crap they drag in and wonder, How is this possible ?

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (B95HO)

    56 We start discouting typos the comments will be halved, and said might be my 6th good morning, been logged in since 4am.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (ZCEU2)

    57 31 *grabs scissors*
    *runs*
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

    more truthful than the book running with scissors

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (JFO2v)

    58

    This COFEFVE Novel consumption is GONNA KILL US ALL..it is a PUNDEMIC and is bacon us all FEEL GOOD, we can't have that................Ban Hammer on the beans................

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (5IHGB)

    59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    60 Oh wait, I had comment 2, and that was AFTER announcing nood not piling on comments.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:17 AM (ZCEU2)

    61 28 My place smells like coffee and bacon and maple syrup.

    There should be a Yankee Candle for that.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)


    Ill get right on that

    Posted by: Gwenyeth Paltrow at March 28, 2020 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    62 And to think saf made fun of me after mentioning I had my hair cut just before the shutdown.
    We will see who laughs last.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:18 AM (ZCEU2)

    63 We will be made to care. About covid.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (pQplJ)

    64 Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p)
    *

    Let's start by banning private ownership of vehicles that cause roughly 100 deaths per day and have done so for the last couple of decades.

    *Actually comrade, it is amazing to me that the default setting is to automatically believe the experts who always seem to make up theories and data extrapolations, it is never to question their assumptions!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (BiNEL)

    65 45 I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)


    Nice, Listener sponsored content............

    Posted by: Gwenyeth Paltrow at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (aA3+G)

    66 Willowed again!!

    403 376 Amorica is a good album.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.
    Posted by: Puddleglum

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (MVR7y)

    67 Off ucky sock

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (aA3+G)

    68 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    I wish I had gotten mine cut. Might have to look into a flowbee.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (B95HO)

    69 lol the livestreamed priest
    God bless him and his flock

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (G546f)

    70 But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

    As
    at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a

    deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM

    ---
    It isn't about "saving one life," though, is it?

    No one is saying that. It's a straw man.

    The question is how to save as many lives as possible.

    Indeed, the really hard part is that we don't know how many lives are at risk. We think we know, but the data is all over the place.

    Going on what we have so far is like driving while looking exclusively at your rear-view mirror. You assume the trend lines will stay the same, but they're jumping all over the place.

    The disease takes about 14 days to manifest. That means that if you do a shut down today, you won't know how many people were already infected for two weeks. Aggressive testing can help, but that also takes time.

    On the flip side, this means that if the 14 days show zero stability, it didn't work and the focus should shift to treatment rather than isolation. I think that's what people are looking at.

    But this was never about "saving one life."

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (cfSRQ)

    71 64 Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p) *

    Let's start by banning private ownership of vehicles that cause roughly 100 deaths per day and have done so for the last couple of decades.

    *Actually comrade, it is amazing to me that the default setting is to automatically believe the experts who always seem to make up theories and data extrapolations, it is never to question their assumptions!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (BiNEL)

    Accidents happen within 5 miles of home. So we have UPS just move peoples home address by 5 miles!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (JFO2v)

    72 OK, the haircut story is pretty funny.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (Xesvh)


    I just bought myself a gift card from my barber. I hope they're around to honor it.

    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

    73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    74 It is very, very frightening.--
    Thunderstruck

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 09:22 AM (dQF3z)

    75 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    NFL owner having to do their own rub and tugs.
    Rappers having to shoot themselves.

    very bad!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:22 AM (JFO2v)

    76 The Covid is coming !!! The Covid is coming !!!

    Posted by: Paul Revere of Covid at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (pQplJ)

    77 Coronavirus: Can you still have sex while self-isolating or social-distancing?


    Professor Hunter says that if you're in a monogamous relationship and
    live with your partner you can carry on as normal



    dammit

    Posted by: married men everywhere at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (mw1Wz)

    78 73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    When your dick burns after 6 ft social distancing sex.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    79 If the thunder don't get you, the lightning will.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (PUmDY)

    80 Finally stooped raining here but the ground has returned to swamp mode. So no tractor work till I get two sunny days at least.

    Guess I can put my Ark plans away. For now.

    Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 28, 2020 09:24 AM (XEC2p)

    81 Someone at work mentioned the dude with the tigers.

    I think I'll pass on homos and kitty kats ruining my weekend.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (B95HO)

    82 Who is going to see you anyway ? Leave it be.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (zr5Kq)

    83 Willowed again!!

    403 376 Amorica is a good album.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.
    Posted by: Puddleglum
    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (MVR7y)


    That made me think of Roxy Music's Country Life:

    https://tinyurl.com/wplks5r

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:26 AM (2JVJo)

    84 Thunder - Imagine Dragons
    https://youtu.be/fKopy74weus

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:26 AM (ZCEU2)

    85 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    on a similar note

    As one can see .these days, it really is very hard to use logic (numbers) to argue people out of a position they arrived at through emotion (fear)

    Changing fearful minds en masse is a leadership skill, and I think Trump is doing a good job so far

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:27 AM (G546f)

    86 Welp, last nite I posted about weather forecasting models that were predicting an apocalyptic tornado outbreak in central and northern IL.... this morning those model runs have backed off significantly, although they are still predicting supercell thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds and gigantic hail. So keep an eye to the sky today IL Morons....

    Posted by: Secret Square at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (9WuX0)

    87 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM

    My stance is that government should not deprive people of freedom and liberty.

    Because of the actions taken here over what is amounting to the same as a bad flu season --- H1N1 was not the same, as it was disproportionately affecting the young and healthy --- precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.

    As I asked before, are you in favor of these measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?

    In my opinion, the totalitarian actions being taken by my Governor Whitmer and other Democrat Governors are being taken, because like all totalitarians they don't trust people with freedom and liberty. Their instinct is to take control and ban things or tax things (food, drink, cigarettes, vaping, freedom, liberty).

    So, in my opinion, we are not fighting back against this enough. These Governors should know that We, the People, are NOT going to accept these totalitarian actions.

    But there are far too many people making the argument that instead of having faith in the American people to act responsibly, the right thing to do is to take away their freedom and liberty.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    89 So, I ought to write today, but I've got this gnawing depression. I's sure part of it is being "confined," (though MA has not issued a shelter in place order) and I'm sure part of it is the steady drumbeat of bad news plus my usual internal cocktail of bile and hatred, but it seems to be overwhelming lately.

    I just look at my notebook, ponder for a while and then wander off, which only makes me feel worse.

    I just brewed a second cup of tea. I think when I finish it I'll take a little walk and then settle in and watch Cleopatra. Maybe I can write tomorrow after the book thread.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (2JVJo)

    90 last nite I posted about weather forecasting models


    Were they Mexican? The Mexican ones are caliente.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (gd9RK)

    91 I'm running out of supplies. It was sure nice having Hobby Lobby just a mile away. I hate ordering that stuff online. This stay at home crap is for the birds.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (dUJdY)

    92

    A Yankee Candle ..I don't no what it is but it's a Doodle Dandy going in..............

    G Paltrow INC.

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (5IHGB)

    93 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.
    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)


    I agree that auto statistics cannot be a one for one comparison to a contagious disease, yet they do illustrate the concept of a roughly constant "background" death rate which society has obviously deemed acceptable. That same concept also applies to death rate by age, diabetes, heart problems, etc.

    The initial epidemic data is NEVER binned in this manner, so the automatic assumption is that we are all gonna die based on statistics accumulated on people that did indeed die and had the "disease" (but may have also had many other health factors that could have contributed to each of those deaths.)

    The key problem is that we want to expect competence and honesty in the public officials that should have an understanding of this, but who almost always fail us at their "One Job".

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (BiNEL)

    94 Apparently, they're releasing people from Rikkers Island prison in N.Y. because of the virus. One woman there,, Viktoryia Nasyrova, is in the infirmary and sahe says nobody is there to clean properly. She's afraid they're all going to drop dead there and they're all scared. There is some black humor (I guess I'm not a nice person) in the fact, that Ms. Nasyroya is described as a "Russian born dominatrix who allegedly tried to kill a Queens woman with a slice of poisoned cheesecake."

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (WI7YS)

    95 88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    Let it go, let it go
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it go, let it go
    Turn away and slam the door

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (KXX3K)

    96 87 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM

    My stance is that government should not deprive people of freedom and liberty.

    Because of the actions taken here over what is amounting to the same as a bad flu season --- H1N1 was not the same, as it was disproportionately affecting the young and healthy --- precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.

    As I asked before, are you in favor of these measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?

    In my opinion, the totalitarian actions being taken by my Governor Whitmer and other Democrat Governors are being taken, because like all totalitarians they don't trust people with freedom and liberty. Their instinct is to take control and ban things or tax things (food, drink, cigarettes, vaping, freedom, liberty).

    So, in my opinion, we are not fighting back against this enough. These Governors should know that We, the People, are NOT going to accept these totalitarian actions.

    But there are far too many people making the argument that instead of having faith in the American people to act responsibly, the right thing to do is to take away their freedom and liberty.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    About 70% of black women are obese. Where are the rules?

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

    97 go-->grow

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (KXX3K)

    98 Here's an odd confession - I've listened to a few songs from "Joe Exotic" (aka The Tiger King) and I actually think his music is better than most anything anyone else has done in country for the last few years.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (V2Yro)

    99 Hair, hair
    Long beautiful hair
    Waxen, flaxen,



    ah I forget the rest

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (ZCEU2)

    100 Just let it grow? My hair is already starting to look like a grey version of an 80s hair band.

    Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (XEC2p)

    101 Mis Hum, do you ever sleep?

    Posted by: Kemp at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (byLIL)

    102 then settle in and watch Cleopatra

    Almost naked young Liz Taylor. So tantalizing, so close, so almost!

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (gd9RK)

    103 I've been cutting my own hair and trimming my beard for years. It isn't hard. Mirror, scissors and a little care.
    Yes, it can look goofy at times, (pro tip, do your drinking after the cutting.) But I also don't try to do anything than look neat and somewhat, civilized.

    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (TYQsd)

    104 So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    This is a rumor started by Anna Puma.

    But if I did, it would be TOS Mirror Universe.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

    105 88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    Let it grow, let it grow
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it grow, let it grow
    Turn away and slam the door

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (KXX3K)

    106 MP4, will it help if you write a character inspired by youtube Victorian gal?

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (G546f)

    107 precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and
    Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.


    Agree, Clyde.

    I have been asking myself: what if Obama had done this?


    I don't like my answers.



    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (mw1Wz)

    108 RUFKM!
    https://tinyurl.com/u4kq2a2
    My former state of RI has gone full hob nail boot.
    Where's jackstraw when we need him?

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)

    109 Cleopatra has a really good soundtrack.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (3DZIZ)

    110 There once was a man from Nantucket
    Virus killed 'im

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (RuIsu)

    111 Runner - my dreams have been vivid, and unsettling, for at least a week now. Haven't changed my sleep patterns; but I've been getting out of bed at about 6 each morning so i don't have to put up with them anymore.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

    112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    113 Because there are other people I would feel more sympathy for-even people at Rikkers Island- than a dominatrix who wanted to kill someone with a slice of poisoned cheesecake. It might be because I like cheesecake.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (WI7YS)

    114 MisHum, maybe you could do a post on great songs PDT could use for his entrance at rallies in this age of coronavirus.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (KXX3K)

    115 Cutting own hair is funny.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (PUmDY)

    116 Cass Sunstein Feb 28
    Cognitive Bias Makes Us Panic over Kung Flu

    Cass Sunstein Mar 26
    Numbers Show We Cannot Be TOO Careful

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

    117 Waffles this morning from betty crockers cookbook. Yummy

    Posted by: Madxmom at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (zsbVl)

    118 112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.
    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    Some people don't have nicely shaped heads, however.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (KXX3K)

    119 Planning on next solo miniature game of Gross Jagersdorf 1757 but need 1/2 my game board to show woods so need green poster board. Michael's is closed, Target is open but not sure if they have it.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (ZCEU2)

    120 I just brewed a second cup of tea. I think when I finish it I'll take a little walk and then settle in and watch Cleopatra. Maybe I can write tomorrow after the book thread.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    I don't know why this movie got so much flack for being wasteful. It was very expensive but you saw every dollar up on screen.

    The procession into Rome is worth every penny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB5Wv8IHVf0

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (Dc2NZ)

    121 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    ________________

    Just don't pin it up into a soy-boy bun. Please. For the love of all that is holy.

    The last thing this country needs now is more people walking around looking like idiots.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (k4dH2)

    122 108 RUFKM!
    https://tinyurl.com/u4kq2a2
    My former state of RI has gone full hob nail boot.
    Where's jackstraw when we need him?
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)

    This seems like sound policy, virus or no virus.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

    123 Nope, I'm letting the beard go feral. Just shave my neck because of itching.

    I'm going to come out of this looking like a grey Viking.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

    124 So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    This is a rumor started by Anna Puma.

    But if I did, it would be TOS Mirror Universe.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (Dc2NZ)


    **deep sigh**

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (2JVJo)

    125 You know what will definitely kill the fuck out of a lot of people?

    Economic collapse and poverty.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (3DZIZ)

    126 112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.
    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    Can you self brazilian wax? It would take a steady hand and nerves of steel! And a tongue depressor to bite down on!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

    127 I cut my own hair.

    Down there.

    What ? I heard you liked me !

    Posted by: Joe Biden at March 28, 2020 09:36 AM (B95HO)

    128 I got the idea about "new Trump rally songs" here, on the previous thread:

    289 You know how the Trump rallys do the Rolling Stones song as the walk-out-of-the-arena mood piece?

    Well, here is what it ought to be, for his Wuhan Fluvan pressers, we bring you Jason Mraz, live from Darrel Hall's place in London:

    I WON"T GIVE UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGY8BQ5N9wA&loop=0

    Standard tuning on your guitar. G D G D G D Bm A You''ll figure it out.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (+fPHo)

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (KXX3K)

    129 The Left wants you sick, enslaved or dead. Just a reminder.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (H8QX8)

    130 Agree, Clyde.
    I have been asking myself: what if Obama had done this?
    I don't like my answers.
    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (mw1Wz)


    The last thing I expected to happen during a Trump Presidency was a test run of martial law.

    You can bet there is now a new Appendix being written for inclusion in the Socialist Progressive Handbook update.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (BiNEL)

    131 News Flash : BRAZILLIONS suffering from Hairy Muffs Syndrome.


    something fishy going on.........................

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (5IHGB)

    132 Sniffing my own hair

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (PUmDY)

    133 78 73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    When your dick burns after 6 ft social distancing sex.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (JFO2v)


    New meaning to Why Does It Hurt When I Pee.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (aA3+G)

    134 As I asked before, are you in favor of these
    measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you
    in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to
    protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show
    connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we
    immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?




    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    ---
    All of the things you cited are known risks, and therefore irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

    As to your larger question about liberty, throughout history people have had to subordinate the individual in order to save the larger group.

    People bring up WW II, and it's a good example. Ten percent of the population was put into compulsory military service.

    Everything was rationed - food, clothing, gasoline. Whole sectors of the economy were commandeered.

    Was that extreme?

    What about laws regarding sanitation? Is California doing the right thing regarding defecation in the public streets?

    The fact is that public health in an epidemic can't be settled on an individual basis.

    The question is figuring out how to curb the spread. Telling folks to take a couple of weeks off may be ineffective at halting the spread of disease, but it is also very different from shutting down all economic activity forever.

    In fact, we have disruptions like that all the time, such as hurricanes, blizzards, etc. It's called being resilient. We've gotten very complacent to think that a fortnight of slowed activity equals global doom.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (cfSRQ)

    135 I guess we know tonight's musical selection.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

    136 Almost naked young Liz Taylor. So tantalizing, so close, so almost!
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (gd9RK)


    Yeah, I think today might be "epic" day. Follow up Taylor with The Ten Commandments for a slinky Anne Baxter and sloe-eyed Yvonne De Carlo.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (2JVJo)

    137 123 Nope, I'm letting the beard go feral. Just shave my neck because of itching.

    I'm going to come out of this looking like a grey Viking.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)


    The first robbins are days away.
    Then it's time to shave..............
    Until the first frost.

    And living here in the Frozen Tundra that could be a 2 week window.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (aA3+G)

    138 The last thing this country needs now is more people walking around looking like idiots.
    Where.
    In THE hell.
    Do you think
    you are?

    Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (8IOEj)

    139 How much spendy Scotch etc. went into the making of Cleopatra? Probably cause a world-wide shortage of the good stuff. Lawrence of Arabia, too.

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (RuIsu)

    140 Where's jackstraw when we need him?
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)
    ~~~~~

    I think that's him on the Jamestown Bridge. He's the peg-legged guy with the eye patch, wielding his cutlass at the invaders.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 09:41 AM (sGotD)

    141 131 News Flash : BRAZILLIONS suffering from Hairy Muffs Syndrome.


    something fishy going on.........................
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (5IHGB)

    ha!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:41 AM (JFO2v)

    142 I have been asking myself: what if Obama had done this?

    I don't like my answers.

    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM

    I am still surprised people have been so supportive of President Trump and his team through this.

    Sure, he has not himself ordered 'stay-at-home' orders, but he and his team are putting out the information that every Governor is using to make their 'stay-at-home' order decisions.

    Dr Fauci is connected to Deep Stater Hillary Clinton and the corrupt China-bought WHO. And it's his "we're all gonna die!" advice that started all this.

    I asked on a previous thread a couple days ago... what if a President Hillary were doing the exact same things President Trump has been doing? And Governors all over the country were taking her advice and shutting down states.

    During an election year.

    Think we'd all be on here during all her daily briefings praising her? I doubt it.

    [Granted, if Hillary were President, we'd all be going about our lives as normal right now, because COVID-19 would have been treated just as H1N1 was treated.]

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:42 AM (Do5/p)

    143 Speaking of Trump, watched some of his appearances on Letterman, BBC, some others talk and news shows. One from 1980 (!) when he was barely in his 30s. Some from mid-late 1980s. Then a few from the 1990s. Contrast - before and after his two divorces, a bankruptcy and a comeback. I liked the BBC interview from 1998 (https://tinyurl.com/y3bga9tr). In interviews prior to late 90's you see seeds of what has become President Donald Trump. In 1998 he is almost what we see today. Some themes of his are not new. In the 1980s he talked about Japan taking advantage of US. In one interview Letterman is pushing him about running for president (in 1980s !). He demures. Most appearances are tied to release of his books. The Art of the Deal, The Art of the Comeback.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

    144 Stole a blue light? One night in Berlin, drunk of course, I stole the antenna off an empty police car. I even brought it home in my luggage!



    It's six feet long! Idiot!

    Posted by: Kemp at March 28, 2020 09:42 AM (byLIL)

    145 But there are far too many people making the argument that instead of having faith in the American people to act responsibly, the right thing to do is to take away their freedom and liberty.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    My feeling right now, just from people I know personally, is that most people will grudgingly put up with it for about 2 weeks. After that, I think a solid majority are going to agree with you, Clyde. At that point, we better open back up in many ways, or we're going to start seeing significant civil unrest, although I can't predict the form that will take. See the Chinese videos posted yesterday for what that looks like when a people gets fed up with what's being done to them.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:42 AM (V2Yro)

    146 I see the spirit of Randall Flagg has possessed judges and elected officials to let out prisoners during a pandemic.

    Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 09:43 AM (lBCgE)

    147 Number One Occupation.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:43 AM (PUmDY)

    148 Yeah, I think today might be "epic" day. Follow up Taylor with The Ten Commandments for a slinky Anne Baxter and sloe-eyed Yvonne De Carlo.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (2JVJo)

    ---
    "Quo Vadis" is an overlooked work of genius.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:43 AM (cfSRQ)

    149 Assessing the size of the economic downturn, will require continuous reassessment of the scale of the damage, just like the virus. I will not hold against someone changing their mind.

    Except the corporate media, because they are garbage babies who like to taste their own poop.

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 09:43 AM (LxTcq)

    150 H'aint had a tv in a decade. Now, with the library closed, gonna take summa dat gubmint green and buy a flat screen.
    Even the HD broadcast channels provide some diversions.
    Ward Bond in Wagon Train would be welcome.
    Not a 60" monster, a17" likely as the bunker has space limits.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 09:43 AM (OGYUi)

    151 Eris, I actually saw a bacon-scented Yankee candle once in their outlet shop near me. I even took a picture of it to send to my kids. But I didn't buy it because it didn't smell as good as you would think.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (/669Q)

    152 142 So you'd prefer Hillary as POTUS now?

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (G546f)

    153 Hi y'all-

    Let's see what my dad was up to on March 28, 1944 on the Anzio beach head. Looks like his unit was welcoming in some new 8 inch howitzers while the Germans were launching an ineffectual bombing raid on Anzio and Nettuno with substantial German aircraft losses to antiaircraft batteries and British Spitfire fighters.


    28 Mar.
    [Margin note: 194th Bn, 8 in[ch] Hows, came in.] In our first daylight raid for sometime, Gerry sent over about 40 planes. Bombs dropped in water - no damage. When it was all over AA had downed 8 and Spits 3. Not a bad show.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (m45I2)

    154 I don't think we mishandled H1N1 in any large way - while of course some things can always be done better in hindsight, it was not a bad approach, overall.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (V2Yro)

    155 Bluebell, it needs bacon grease in the mix.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (Dc2NZ)

    156 my dreams have been vivid, and unsettling, for at least a week now. Haven't changed my sleep patterns; but I've been getting out of bed at about 6 each morning so i don't have to put up with them anymore.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

    don't put up with them !

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (zr5Kq)

    157 When I do epic it's Seven Samurai and Lawrence of Arabia.

    I don't own The Great Escape, but now I think I should. (I had it on VHS).

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (gd9RK)

    158 Aah, Insom. Great insight and you talked me back from the edge.
    Good morning!

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (p/KmR)

    159 I don't know why this movie got so much flack for being wasteful. It was very expensive but you saw every dollar up on screen.

    The procession into Rome is worth every penny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB5Wv8IHVf0
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (Dc2NZ)


    Well, to be honest, it was a ridiculously wasteful production. Beyond the padding, stealing and double-entry bookkeeping endemic to any Hollywood production, you have to remember that the original director, Ruben Mamoulian, wasted 7 million shooting 10 minutes of footage - none with Taylor - in England, then, when Mankiewicz took over without a script, actors like Hume Cronin were kept on for months at a time, not working, at a salary of $5000 a week.

    But yes, as far as costumes, sets and locations, it is a lavish, no-holds-barred production. I glory in it, but Cleopatra is my kind of movie.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (2JVJo)

    160 My daughter sent me that clip about the Italian priest a few days ago but I thought someone had messed with it. I'm glad to find out it was a legit mistake.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (/669Q)

    161 Thunder and lightning at 9AM always seemed surreal to me.

    -
    We had snow and thunder yesterday, skiff of snow this morning, and the 'Rona.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (+y/Ru)

    162 Don't manbun if you don't like, braid like your ancestors did.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:46 AM (zr5Kq)

    163 "All hair problems are First World Problems."

    -- Johnny Gutts

    Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 28, 2020 09:47 AM (vuisn)

    164

    28 Mar.

    [Margin note: 194th Bn, 8 in[ch] Hows, came in.] In our first
    daylight raid for sometime, Gerry sent over about 40 planes. Bombs
    dropped in water - no damage. When it was all over AA had downed 8 and
    Spits 3. Not a bad show.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (m45I2)

    ---
    I'd take the kill numbers with a grain of salt. AA gunners were some of the worst out there in terms of double-counting kills.

    I'm not saying it was intentional, just part of the confusion. Bomber crews were notoriously bad in overestimating kills, but also some of the bravest men in the war.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:47 AM (cfSRQ)

    165 The last thing this country needs now is more people walking around looking like idiots.
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (k4dH2)

    -----
    Samurai haircuts, though, that could be a thing.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (g8Yc+)

    166 T for Timbuktu.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (PUmDY)

    167 Eris, I actually saw a bacon-scented Yankee candle once in their outlet shop near me. I even took a picture of it to send to my kids. But I didn't buy it because it didn't smell as good as you would think.
    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:44 AM (/669Q)


    I once bought a bottle of bacon ketchup. It didn't taste good. In fact, it was lousy. Stonewall Kitchen, I think, was the brand.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (2JVJo)

    168 Tom yer JUST DREAMING.................concentrate on finding the BOOGY man in the closet................

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (5IHGB)

    169 when Mankiewicz took over without a script, actors
    like Hume Cronin were kept on for months at a time, not working, at a
    salary of $5000 a week.



    But yes, as far as costumes, sets and locations, it is a lavish, no-holds-barred production. I glory in it, but Cleopatra is my kind of movie.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (2JVJo)

    ---
    Roddy McDowell and Richard Burton went up to become bit players in "The Longest Day" purely out of boredom because production was so slow.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (cfSRQ)

    170 Watching Ben Hur tonight. I don't think I've ever seen it in entirety (only parts of it as a kid).

    Been watching Hitchcock. Saboteur (co-written by Dorothy Parker, and you can tell). Dial M for Murder -- essentially a stage play, very well written. Ray Milland makes it work.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (H8QX8)

    171 I guess the two things about this COVID-19 silliness that bother me the most are:

    1. There is no attempt by the general public to demand to see the assumptions and the underlying methodology or analysis that was used to justify the shutdown.

    2. There is a definite lack of willingness on the general public's part to tell local governments that are acting like tyrants to FOAD, and to go about normally with just a few extra precautions for being exposed to a flu-like contagion.

    Anyone with two brain cells that rub together knows that government is gonna take advantage of anything extends their power and increases tax revenue.

    What we're seeing now is exactly what people like Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Jefferson warned us about. And very few seem to care. But hey, they're gonna get a $1200 payout so it's all good, right?

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM (Xesvh)

    172 When I do epic it's Seven Samurai and Lawrence of Arabia.

    I don't own The Great Escape, but now I think I should. (I had it on VHS).
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (gd9RK)


    No love for Ben-Hur?

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM (2JVJo)

    173 New meaning to Why Does It Hurt When I Pee.

    If it issues out of more than one hole, that's not good.
    Like a garden soaker hose.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together diagnosed with gangosa at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM (OGYUi)

    174 ...is stealin' wimmen from their other men.

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 09:50 AM (RuIsu)

    175 When a British person speaks, the air moves across the roof of the mouth. With an American or Scott speaks, the air moves low over the tongue. This is the difference between a Connery impression, and a Bane impression.

    If you are going to release a thousand fucking criminals, you ought to have a five-star Bane impression.

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 09:50 AM (LxTcq)

    176 So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)

    "Mirror, Mirror" Imperial Star Fleet

    Posted by: Fox2! at March 28, 2020 09:50 AM (qyH+l)

    177 Ben Hur on TCM ?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:50 AM (ZCEU2)

    178 It would take talent to fuck up bacon ketchup.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 28, 2020 09:51 AM (f7Img)

    179 can you stream TCM ?

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:51 AM (zr5Kq)

    180 MP4, bacon ketchup sounds horrible. I guess at its very best it would taste like bbq sauce, but I'd rather have bbq sauce.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:51 AM (/669Q)

    181 Klaftern, I love that song.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:52 AM (PUmDY)

    182 179 can you stream TCM ?
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:51 AM (zr5Kq

    Yes and you can watch on demand films too

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:52 AM (ONvIw)

    183
    Saturday Morning Coffee Break
    A-poem-for-mornings.jpg
    ***


    ***
    Yup, I'm f*cking sick and tired of the Kung Flu as you are. Hmmm. Were there any events that occurred this past week which weren't Covid19 related? Let's take a look:



    I wish he would have gotten the chance to target shoot.
    Judas Priest we live in stupid, f*cking stupid times.
    Whatever, it's not Coronavirus shit.
    Not the brightest bulb in the pack.
    Never judge a cosplay player but its cover.
    Move over Father Guido Sarducci
    Take it from an expert, PJs and a Robe are fine office attire. Home office that is.
    The f*cking world has been wussified.
    Rules? Open thread, no running with sharp objects, be kind to the 'ettes and play nice with one another.

    Let's enjoy the weekend!!! Have a great weekend!!! Don't let The Man get you down.
    If he does we could try to have a bail raising party.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:00 AM




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    1 6good morning horde
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    2 Dutifully called them I did
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (ZCEU2)

    3 Bonjour !
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (zr5Kq)

    4 buongiorno orda
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (G546f)

    5 Good Saturday morning, horde!

    This morning's coffee has a couple of scoops of roasted cacao in it---mmm, chocolate covfefe!
    Posted by: April at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (OX9vb)

    6 Might be my 6th good morning who knows?
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (ZCEU2)

    7 And here we are!

    I believe "firsts" on regularly scheduled threads get only a quarter of the redeemable points that Ace-threat first do at the Horde Gift Shop and Hobo Cafe.

    Is that correct?
    Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (cfSRQ)

    8 Raining pretty good here
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (ZCEU2)

    9 Needed that laugh thanks mh
    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (EZebt)

    10 Willowed from last thread, since we're talking abut cops - the late, great Dick Curless' "Drag 'Em Off the Interstate, Sock it To 'Em, J.P. Blues:"

    https://tinyurl.com/rz623kz
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (2JVJo)

    11 Oy, "Ace-THREAD" firsts.

    Threatening Ace gets you zero points.
    Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (cfSRQ)

    12 Good morning!

    OK, the haircut story is pretty funny.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (Xesvh)

    13 Stay calm and Covfefe.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (B95HO)

    14 Begone ancient medical sock!
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:05 AM (cfSRQ)

    15 Whatever, it's not Coronavirus shit.

    Yeah, no. When I read "unlike our current delusionary in chief," I'll bail. I have better things to do with my morning than put up with some asshole's TDS.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (2JVJo)

    16 Thunder and lightning at 9AM always seemed surreal to me.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (B95HO)

    17 Went to town yesterday for a scheduled Dr. appointment....more traffic than NYC.
    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (X/Pw5)

    18 Not enuf COFFEE in the HIGH FUNG KU boss.
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (5IHGB)

    19 Moar Coffee sounds like a good start!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (BiNEL)

    20 1 6good morning horde
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    Typo. Disqualified. The prize goes to the person posting comment no. 2.
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (KXX3K)

    21 Good Morning, Horde.
    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (ONvIw)

    22 13 Stay calm and Covfefe.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (B95HO)

    That would be great if PDT twitted that.
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (KXX3K)

    23 hiya
    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (arJlL)

    24 9 Needed that laugh thanks mh
    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (EZebt)


    Which one Buddy?
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    25 Had coffee dos
    Now a bit of oatmeal
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

    26 Cosplay is a strange place.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (O4024)

    27 Thunder and lightning at 9AM always seemed surreal to me.

    It is very, very frightening.
    Posted by: Galileo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

    28 My place smells like coffee and bacon and maple syrup.

    There should be a Yankee Candle for that.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

    29 So I need to write tonight's ONT

    I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    30 Which one Buddy?
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (aA3+G)

    Yes
    Posted by: April at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (OX9vb)

    31 *grabs scissors*
    *runs*
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

    32 Willowed:

    In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we

    don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the

    hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB,

    and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.





    A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock


    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM
    ---

    Correct.
    This "if it saves one life" garbage has got to stop. Yes people are
    going to die from this disease. Most of them would have died within a
    few months anyway even without the disease according to the famous
    Doctor in the UK.

    But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

    As
    at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a
    deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.





    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM
    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (JUOKG)

    33 Had coffee dos
    Now a bit of oatmeal
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

    Made instant oatmeal with coffee once. It was one of those things that sounds a lot better in your head.
    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (t+qrx)

    34 Think it's a Lowes morning.

    Gonna get paint and supplies to do the mud room.

    Forward, comrades.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (B95HO)

    35
    I social justice separated and still feel Dirty.
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (5IHGB)

    36 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow. I have about 5 more gallons of syrup to bottle at some point as well.
    Posted by: Muad'dib at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (/bKbU)

    37 It rained so hard here for a while last night, the sound on rain crashing on the roof woke me up...

    And I live in Mom's basement!
    Posted by: Basement NPC at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (BiNEL)

    38 "Gonna get paint and supplies to do the mud room. "

    Maybe just a five gallon bucket of mud?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (O4024)

    39 *smooshes MisHum*

    Make it about pop culture and music. People can riff on that shit forever.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

    40 You guys, I read somewhere that now, because of schedule changes, having more time to sleep, people are having different dream patterns, seeing their dreams. Remembering them. I have experienced it! I rarely remember my dreams. But, the one from last night - I am on a train I think, talking to some lady, and then she tells me she is on, get this, Zero Hedge and gives me her screen name. And then I wake up ! WTH ??!! I don't remember what she was telling me before she told me about Zero Hedge. So don't ask.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (zr5Kq)

    41 Think I'll go out and yell at the clouds for a bit
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (8JqLB)

    42 Oh, MisHum, also interservice pot shots.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

    43 It is very, very frightening.
    Posted by: Galileo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

    No no no no no

    Posted by: Beelzebub at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (B95HO)

    44 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow. I have about 5 more gallons of syrup to bottle at some point as well.
    Posted by: Muad'dib

    Keep up the good work !
    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (arJlL)

    45 I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)

    46 *smooshes MisHum*

    Make it about pop culture and music. People can riff on that shit forever.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

    **waves to Eris**

    So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)

    47 Willowed...

    388 This is serious stuff.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM

    Seasonal flu, going by the low end estimate of 20,000 USA deaths is an average of 55 deaths per day.

    H1N1, with 60,000 estimated dead over the course of April '09 to April '10 is an average of 164 deaths per day.

    So I take it you are suggesting we stay in this 'stay-at-home' situation for the rest of time?

    While we're at it, let's start banning foods and activities that lead to deaths from heart disease (610,000 USA deaths per year, 1,671 deaths per day). And when some health study comes out showing some link between some food or drink and cancer, well, time to ban it to prevent those deaths.

    Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p)

    48 This is a an article about someone who sounds like a decent (as in nice guy) actor-Jesse Eisenberg-who played creepy Mark Zuckerberg in "Social Media". He passes on seeing almost all of his movies. He's apparently also in one about the French mime Marcel Marceau. The movie is called "Resistance". There is a great quote in this article by Eisenberg about why he stays off social media:

    https://tinyurl.com/ug99wge
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (WI7YS)

    49 Thunderstorm with hail woke up at 4:15 so Imade coffee and experienced the storm in comfort. More storms and possibly twisters afternoon and evening, big winds too. I enjoy storms, but without twister.

    Best wishes to all.
    Posted by: parker at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (LN9tx)

    50 Good morning! I'm pulling all the taps and buckets today. Cleaning the evaporator tomorrow.
    Posted by: Muad'dib at March 28, 2020 09:09 AM (/bKbU)

    That sounds like a really sticky job.
    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (t+qrx)

    51 20 1 6good morning horde
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    Typo. Disqualified. The prize goes to the person posting comment no. 2.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (KXX3K)

    If we don't have standards, then we are little better than the animals!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (BiNEL)

    52 To continue my line of thought:

    It is possible for something to be both serious and over-hyped.

    It is also possible to choose disproportionate measures for a serious threat.

    What I take objection to is trivializing the threat by comparing it to dissimilar events.

    The H1N1 flu was *not* handled correctly. I think we agree on that. It was not a "best practices" situation. So holding that up as "hey we lived through it," isn't a powerful argument.

    Similarly, pointing out things like automotive deaths is also missing the point. Those fall in a very predictable range and when they spike, people notice. If a state had 90 additional road deaths over a two week periods with enough injured to close hospitals, people would not shrug it off.

    The difficulty here is that the unknown unknowns have such a deadly upside, it's hard to know what is appropriate.

    A disease that is spread by casual contact can only be contained via immunity or separation. We don't know how or even if to generate immunity, so separation is the imprecise tool we have left.

    We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    53 Fresh Coffee smell
    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (dQF3z)

    54 I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)

    Hmmm....rappers too?
    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (X/Pw5)

    55 Maybe just a five gallon bucket of mud?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:10 AM (O4024)

    I already get that whenever the boy walks in. I look at the bottom of his shoes and the amout of crap they drag in and wonder, How is this possible ?
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (B95HO)

    56 We start discouting typos the comments will be halved, and said might be my 6th good morning, been logged in since 4am.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (ZCEU2)

    57 31 *grabs scissors*
    *runs*
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (NWiLs)

    more truthful than the book running with scissors
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:15 AM (JFO2v)

    58

    This COFEFVE Novel consumption is GONNA KILL US ALL..it is a PUNDEMIC and is bacon us all FEEL GOOD, we can't have that................Ban Hammer on the beans................
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (5IHGB)

    59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    60 Oh wait, I had comment 2, and that was AFTER announcing nood not piling on comments.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:17 AM (ZCEU2)

    61 28 My place smells like coffee and bacon and maple syrup.

    There should be a Yankee Candle for that.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)


    Ill get right on that
    Posted by: Gwenyeth Paltrow at March 28, 2020 09:18 AM (aA3+G)

    62 And to think saf made fun of me after mentioning I had my hair cut just before the shutdown.
    We will see who laughs last.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:18 AM (ZCEU2)

    63 We will be made to care. About covid.
    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (pQplJ)

    64 Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p) *

    Let's start by banning private ownership of vehicles that cause roughly 100 deaths per day and have done so for the last couple of decades.

    *Actually comrade, it is amazing to me that the default setting is to automatically believe the experts who always seem to make up theories and data extrapolations, it is never to question their assumptions!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (BiNEL)

    65 45 I am so f*cking sick and tired of nothing but virus shit even in the sites that normally don't cover current affairs.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    I have an idea, why don't you do a musical thread about great contemporary artists?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:12 AM (BiNEL)


    Nice, Listener sponsored content............
    Posted by: Gwenyeth Paltrow at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (aA3+G)

    66 Willowed again!!

    403 376 Amorica is a good album.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.
    Posted by: Puddleglum
    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (MVR7y)

    67 Off ucky sock
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (aA3+G)

    68 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    I wish I had gotten mine cut. Might have to look into a flowbee.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (B95HO)

    69 lol the livestreamed priest
    God bless him and his flock
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (G546f)

    70 But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

    As
    at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a

    deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM

    ---
    It isn't about "saving one life," though, is it?

    No one is saying that. It's a straw man.

    The question is how to save as many lives as possible.

    Indeed, the really hard part is that we don't know how many lives are at risk. We think we know, but the data is all over the place.

    Going on what we have so far is like driving while looking exclusively at your rear-view mirror. You assume the trend lines will stay the same, but they're jumping all over the place.

    The disease takes about 14 days to manifest. That means that if you do a shut down today, you won't know how many people were already infected for two weeks. Aggressive testing can help, but that also takes time.

    On the flip side, this means that if the 14 days show zero stability, it didn't work and the focus should shift to treatment rather than isolation. I think that's what people are looking at.

    But this was never about "saving one life."

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (cfSRQ)

    71 64 Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (Do5/p) *

    Let's start by banning private ownership of vehicles that cause roughly 100 deaths per day and have done so for the last couple of decades.

    *Actually comrade, it is amazing to me that the default setting is to automatically believe the experts who always seem to make up theories and data extrapolations, it is never to question their assumptions!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (BiNEL)

    Accidents happen within 5 miles of home. So we have UPS just move peoples home address by 5 miles!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:20 AM (JFO2v)

    72 OK, the haircut story is pretty funny.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (Xesvh)

    I just bought myself a gift card from my barber. I hope they're around to honor it.
    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (t+qrx)

    73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    74 It is very, very frightening.--
    Thunderstruck
    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 09:22 AM (dQF3z)

    75 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    NFL owner having to do their own rub and tugs.
    Rappers having to shoot themselves.

    very bad!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:22 AM (JFO2v)

    76 The Covid is coming !!! The Covid is coming !!!
    Posted by: Paul Revere of Covid at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (pQplJ)

    77 Coronavirus: Can you still have sex while self-isolating or social-distancing?


    Professor Hunter says that if you're in a monogamous relationship and
    live with your partner you can carry on as normal


    dammit
    Posted by: married men everywhere at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (mw1Wz)

    78 73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    When your dick burns after 6 ft social distancing sex.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (JFO2v)

    79 If the thunder don't get you, the lightning will.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (PUmDY)

    80 Finally stooped raining here but the ground has returned to swamp mode. So no tractor work till I get two sunny days at least.

    Guess I can put my Ark plans away. For now.
    Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 28, 2020 09:24 AM (XEC2p)

    81 Someone at work mentioned the dude with the tigers.

    I think I'll pass on homos and kitty kats ruining my weekend.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (B95HO)

    82 Who is going to see you anyway ? Leave it be.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (zr5Kq)

    83 Willowed again!!

    403 376 Amorica is a good album.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.
    Posted by: Puddleglum
    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:19 AM (MVR7y)

    That made me think of Roxy Music's Country Life:

    https://tinyurl.com/wplks5r
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:26 AM (2JVJo)

    84 Thunder - Imagine Dragons
    https://youtu.be/fKopy74weus
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:26 AM (ZCEU2)

    85 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    on a similar note

    As one can see .these days, it really is very hard to use logic (numbers) to argue people out of a position they arrived at through emotion (fear)

    Changing fearful minds en masse is a leadership skill, and I think Trump is doing a good job so far
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:27 AM (G546f)

    86 Welp, last nite I posted about weather forecasting models that were predicting an apocalyptic tornado outbreak in central and northern IL.... this morning those model runs have backed off significantly, although they are still predicting supercell thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds and gigantic hail. So keep an eye to the sky today IL Morons....
    Posted by: Secret Square at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (9WuX0)

    87 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM

    My stance is that government should not deprive people of freedom and liberty.

    Because of the actions taken here over what is amounting to the same as a bad flu season --- H1N1 was not the same, as it was disproportionately affecting the young and healthy --- precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.

    As I asked before, are you in favor of these measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?

    In my opinion, the totalitarian actions being taken by my Governor Whitmer and other Democrat Governors are being taken, because like all totalitarians they don't trust people with freedom and liberty. Their instinct is to take control and ban things or tax things (food, drink, cigarettes, vaping, freedom, liberty).

    So, in my opinion, we are not fighting back against this enough. These Governors should know that We, the People, are NOT going to accept these totalitarian actions.

    But there are far too many people making the argument that instead of having faith in the American people to act responsibly, the right thing to do is to take away their freedom and liberty.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    89 So, I ought to write today, but I've got this gnawing depression. I's sure part of it is being "confined," (though MA has not issued a shelter in place order) and I'm sure part of it is the steady drumbeat of bad news plus my usual internal cocktail of bile and hatred, but it seems to be overwhelming lately.

    I just look at my notebook, ponder for a while and then wander off, which only makes me feel worse.

    I just brewed a second cup of tea. I think when I finish it I'll take a little walk and then settle in and watch Cleopatra. Maybe I can write tomorrow after the book thread.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (2JVJo)

    90 last nite I posted about weather forecasting models


    Were they Mexican? The Mexican ones are caliente.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (gd9RK)

    91 I'm running out of supplies. It was sure nice having Hobby Lobby just a mile away. I hate ordering that stuff online. This stay at home crap is for the birds.
    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (dUJdY)

    92

    A Yankee Candle ..I don't no what it is but it's a Doodle Dandy going in..............

    G Paltrow INC.
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (5IHGB)

    93 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.
    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    I agree that auto statistics cannot be a one for one comparison to a contagious disease, yet they do illustrate the concept of a roughly constant "background" death rate which society has obviously deemed acceptable. That same concept also applies to death rate by age, diabetes, heart problems, etc.

    The initial epidemic data is NEVER binned in this manner, so the automatic assumption is that we are all gonna die based on statistics accumulated on people that did indeed die and had the "disease" (but may have also had many other health factors that could have contributed to each of those deaths.)

    The key problem is that we want to expect competence and honesty in the public officials that should have an understanding of this, but who almost always fail us at their "One Job".
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (BiNEL)

    94 Apparently, they're releasing people from Rikkers Island prison in N.Y. because of the virus. One woman there,, Viktoryia Nasyrova, is in the infirmary and sahe says nobody is there to clean properly. She's afraid they're all going to drop dead there and they're all scared. There is some black humor (I guess I'm not a nice person) in the fact, that Ms. Nasyroya is described as a "Russian born dominatrix who allegedly tried to kill a Queens woman with a slice of poisoned cheesecake."
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (WI7YS)

    95 88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    Let it go, let it go
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it go, let it go
    Turn away and slam the door
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (KXX3K)

    96 87 We must then question, how, where and for how long to employ it.

    But that's a much more complex argument and probably less satisfying than calling people concern trolls.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:14 AM

    My stance is that government should not deprive people of freedom and liberty.

    Because of the actions taken here over what is amounting to the same as a bad flu season --- H1N1 was not the same, as it was disproportionately affecting the young and healthy --- precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.

    As I asked before, are you in favor of these measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?

    In my opinion, the totalitarian actions being taken by my Governor Whitmer and other Democrat Governors are being taken, because like all totalitarians they don't trust people with freedom and liberty. Their instinct is to take control and ban things or tax things (food, drink, cigarettes, vaping, freedom, liberty).

    So, in my opinion, we are not fighting back against this enough. These Governors should know that We, the People, are NOT going to accept these totalitarian actions.

    But there are far too many people making the argument that instead of having faith in the American people to act responsibly, the right thing to do is to take away their freedom and liberty.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    About 70% of black women are obese. Where are the rules?
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

    97 go-->grow
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (KXX3K)

    98 Here's an odd confession - I've listened to a few songs from "Joe Exotic" (aka The Tiger King) and I actually think his music is better than most anything anyone else has done in country for the last few years.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (V2Yro)

    99 Hair, hair
    Long beautiful hair
    Waxen, flaxen,



    ah I forget the rest
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (ZCEU2)

    100 Just let it grow? My hair is already starting to look like a grey version of an 80s hair band.
    Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (XEC2p)

    101 Mis Hum, do you ever sleep?
    Posted by: Kemp at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (byLIL)

    102 then settle in and watch Cleopatra

    Almost naked young Liz Taylor. So tantalizing, so close, so almost!
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (gd9RK)

    103 I've been cutting my own hair and trimming my beard for years. It isn't hard. Mirror, scissors and a little care.
    Yes, it can look goofy at times, (pro tip, do your drinking after the cutting.) But I also don't try to do anything than look neat and somewhat, civilized.
    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (TYQsd)

    104 So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    This is a rumor started by Anna Puma.

    But if I did, it would be TOS Mirror Universe.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

    105 88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    Let it grow, let it grow
    Can't hold it back anymore
    Let it grow, let it grow
    Turn away and slam the door
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (KXX3K)

    106 MP4, will it help if you write a character inspired by youtube Victorian gal?
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (G546f)

    107 precedent has now been set to where totalitarian Presidents and
    Governors can take away liberty for whatever they deem an emergency.


    Agree, Clyde.

    I have been asking myself: what if Obama had done this?


    I don't like my answers.



    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (mw1Wz)

    108 RUFKM!
    https://tinyurl.com/u4kq2a2
    My former state of RI has gone full hob nail boot.
    Where's jackstraw when we need him?
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)

    109 Cleopatra has a really good soundtrack.
    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (3DZIZ)

    110 There once was a man from Nantucket
    Virus killed 'im
    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (RuIsu)

    111 Runner - my dreams have been vivid, and unsettling, for at least a week now. Haven't changed my sleep patterns; but I've been getting out of bed at about 6 each morning so i don't have to put up with them anymore.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (V2Yro)

    112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.
    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    113 Because there are other people I would feel more sympathy for-even people at Rikkers Island- than a dominatrix who wanted to kill someone with a slice of poisoned cheesecake. It might be because I like cheesecake.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (WI7YS)

    114 MisHum, maybe you could do a post on great songs PDT could use for his entrance at rallies in this age of coronavirus.
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (KXX3K)

    115 Cutting own hair is funny.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (PUmDY)

    116 Cass Sunstein Feb 28
    Cognitive Bias Makes Us Panic over Kung Flu

    Cass Sunstein Mar 26
    Numbers Show We Cannot Be TOO Careful
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (JFO2v)

    117 Waffles this morning from betty crockers cookbook. Yummy
    Posted by: Madxmom at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (zsbVl)

    118 112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.
    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    Some people don't have nicely shaped heads, however.
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (KXX3K)

    119 Planning on next solo miniature game of Gross Jagersdorf 1757 but need 1/2 my game board to show woods so need green poster board. Michael's is closed, Target is open but not sure if they have it.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (ZCEU2)

    120 I just brewed a second cup of tea. I think when I finish it I'll take a little walk and then settle in and watch Cleopatra. Maybe I can write tomorrow after the book thread.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:30 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    I don't know why this movie got so much flack for being wasteful. It was very expensive but you saw every dollar up on screen.

    The procession into Rome is worth every penny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB5Wv8IHVf0
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (Dc2NZ)

    121 59 "People are cutting their own hair during lockdown - and it's not going well"



    I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    ________________

    Just don't pin it up into a soy-boy bun. Please. For the love of all that is holy.

    The last thing this country needs now is more people walking around looking like idiots.
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (k4dH2)

    122 108 RUFKM!
    https://tinyurl.com/u4kq2a2
    My former state of RI has gone full hob nail boot.
    Where's jackstraw when we need him?
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)

    This seems like sound policy, virus or no virus.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

    123 Nope, I'm letting the beard go feral. Just shave my neck because of itching.

    I'm going to come out of this looking like a grey Viking.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

    124 So, this Trek uniform you're making - original series, The Motion Picture, Wrath of Khan, Next Generation, reboot or what?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:13 AM (2JVJo)
    ---
    This is a rumor started by Anna Puma.

    But if I did, it would be TOS Mirror Universe.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

    **deep sigh**
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (2JVJo)

    125 You know what will definitely kill the fuck out of a lot of people?

    Economic collapse and poverty.
    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (3DZIZ)

    126 112 Time to bring back the buzz cut.

    Safe, sanitary and anyone can do it.

    More coffee.
    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:34 AM (Z+IKu)

    Can you self brazilian wax? It would take a steady hand and nerves of steel! And a tongue depressor to bite down on!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

    127 I cut my own hair.

    Down there.

    What ? I heard you liked me !
    Posted by: Joe Biden at March 28, 2020 09:36 AM (B95HO)

    128 I got the idea about "new Trump rally songs" here, on the previous thread:

    289 You know how the Trump rallys do the Rolling Stones song as the walk-out-of-the-arena mood piece?

    Well, here is what it ought to be, for his Wuhan Fluvan pressers, we bring you Jason Mraz, live from Darrel Hall's place in London:

    I WON"T GIVE UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGY8BQ5N9wA&loop=0

    Standard tuning on your guitar. G D G D G D Bm A You''ll figure it out.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (+fPHo)
    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (KXX3K)

    129 The Left wants you sick, enslaved or dead. Just a reminder.
    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (H8QX

    130 Agree, Clyde.
    I have been asking myself: what if Obama had done this?
    I don't like my answers.
    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (mw1Wz)

    The last thing I expected to happen during a Trump Presidency was a test run of martial law.

    You can bet there is now a new Appendix being written for inclusion in the Socialist Progressive Handbook update.
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:37 AM (BiNEL)

    131 News Flash : BRAZILLIONS suffering from Hairy Muffs Syndrome.


    something fishy going on.........................
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (5IHGB)

    132 Sniffing my own hair
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (PUmDY)

    133 78 73 What is a Yankee Candle? Sounds kinky.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:21 AM (PUmDY)

    When your dick burns after 6 ft social distancing sex.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (JFO2v)


    New meaning to Why Does It Hurt When I Pee.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:38 AM (aA3+G)

    134 As I asked before, are you in favor of these
    measures for the 600,000 killed every year for heart disease? Are you
    in favor of banning foods and drinks like Cuomo and the Left does to
    protect people from themselves? How about all those studies which show
    connections between certain foods or drinks and cancer? Should we
    immediately ban them to protect people from themselves?




    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (Do5/p)

    ---
    All of the things you cited are known risks, and therefore irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

    As to your larger question about liberty, throughout history people have had to subordinate the individual in order to save the larger group.

    People bring up WW II, and it's a good example. Ten percent of the population was put into compulsory military service.

    Everything was rationed - food, clothing, gasoline. Whole sectors of the economy were commandeered.

    Was that extreme?

    What about laws regarding sanitation? Is California doing the right thing regarding defecation in the public streets?

    The fact is that public health in an epidemic can't be settled on an individual basis.

    The question is figuring out how to curb the spread. Telling folks to take a couple of weeks off may be ineffective at halting the spread of disease, but it is also very different from shutting down all economic activity forever.

    In fact, we have disruptions like that all the time, such as hurricanes, blizzards, etc. It's called being resilient. We've gotten very complacent to think that a fortnight of slowed activity equals global doom.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (cfSRQ)

    135 I guess we know tonight's musical selection.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

    136 Almost naked young Liz Taylor. So tantalizing, so close, so almost!
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:32 AM (gd9RK)

    Yeah, I think today might be "epic" day. Follow up Taylor with The Ten Commandments for a slinky Anne Baxter and sloe-eyed Yvonne De Carlo.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (2JVJo)

    137 123 Nope, I'm letting the beard go feral. Just shave my neck because of itching.

    I'm going to come out of this looking like a grey Viking.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:35 AM (gd9RK)


    The first robbins are days away.
    Then it's time to shave..............
    Until the first frost.

    And living here in the Frozen Tundra that could be a 2 week window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (aA3+G)

    138 The last thing this country needs now is more people walking around looking like idiots.
    Where.
    In THE hell.
    Do you think
    you are?
    Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (8IOEj)

    139 How much spendy Scotch etc. went into the making of Cleopatra? Probably cause a world-wide shortage of the good stuff. Lawrence of Arabia, too.
    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 09:40 AM (RuIsu)

    140 Where's jackstraw when we need him?
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:33 AM (p/KmR)
    ~~~~~

    I think that's him on the Jamestown Bridge. He's the peg-legged guy with the eye patch, wielding his cutlass at the invaders.
    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 09:41 AM (sGotD)

    I've met him, IrishEi. He does not have an eye patch.
    But stay out of cutlass length.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (p/KmR)

    184 Yes and you can watch on demand films too
    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:52 AM (ONvIw)

    question 2 : Can you stream it for free ?

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (zr5Kq)

    185 Didja see Trump's nickname for the Governor of Michigan?

    Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
    I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen "Half" Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn't have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (+y/Ru)

    186 I've never seen Ben-Hur.

    Nor Spartacus, though I have seen the deleted Jean Simmons topless bit.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (gd9RK)

    187 Oh shit

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (p/KmR)

    188 *sniff*

    That poetry really hit me where I live, man.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (WEBkv)

    189 Fenelon, you can add me to the list of people who don't understand why letting criminals out of jail to prevent coronavirus is a good thing. I can find no good explanation. I know inmates get medical attention when they need it, so it can't be that.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (/669Q)

    190 Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (p/KmR)



    Will be sheltering in place in the Barrel.

    Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (nRNOc)

    191 KaBOOOM!

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (3DZIZ)

    192 The chariot race might very well be the best minutes of cinematography ever made.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (ZCEU2)

    193 Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (p/KmR)

    Pleased to meet, can't you guess my name

    Posted by: Das Barrel at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (BiNEL)

    194 RIRed to the barrel.
    RIRed to the barrel

    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (TYQsd)

    195 Are there handiwipes in The Barrel?

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (p/KmR)

    196 Watching Ben Hur tonight. I don't think I've ever seen it in entirety (only parts of it as a kid).

    Been watching Hitchcock. Saboteur (co-written by Dorothy Parker, and you can tell). Dial M for Murder -- essentially a stage play, very well written. Ray Milland makes it work.
    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:48 AM (H8QX


    If you ever have a chance, watch the 1925 silent, with Ramon Novarro as Judah and Francis X Bushman as Messala. It really is an extraordinary experience.

    Here's the chariot race:

    https://tinyurl.com/wvnvhk4

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (2JVJo)

    197 Its deja-vu all over again !

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (arJlL)

    198 It's interesting that for three terms Il Duce Cuomo was governor he wasted millions on his pet political projects and failed to prepare, and now it's everyone else's fault.

    Cuomo, DeDouchio, the legislature and the NYC residents also gave a big FU to everyone outside the NYC orbit. Now they are fleeing to the suburbs and raiding their stocks like thousands of Turncoat Typhoid Mary's.

    Honestly, F them. You don't get the government you deserve, you get the clowns you decided to elect. Enjoy it.

    Where are all those people who a few short months I were stomping on people in the minority party and telling us how government is the answer to everything? Seems to me their fleeing to the updates suburbs and other states, some of who have now said F off, and we'll arrest you if you don't quarantine.

    Their ain't a lot of goodwill for people who have demonstrably been bullies, created their own situation, and now have to eat their own dicks while stealing from everyone else and infecting their families.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (m/eiQ)

    199 Are there handiwipes in The Barrel?



    You'll find out.

    Posted by: The Barrel at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (zr5Kq)

    200 184 Yes and you can watch on demand films too
    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:52 AM (ONvIw)

    question 2 : Can you stream it for free ?
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (zr5Kq)

    I do

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (ONvIw)

    201 1. There is no attempt by the general public to
    demand to see the assumptions and the underlying methodology or analysis
    that was used to justify the shutdown.




    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM (Xesvh)

    ---
    I strongly disagree. I've seen very robust and highly public debates about models and calculations.

    The problem is that there are no reliable numbers. At that point, everything's an assumption.

    So what do you do in that situation? Cross your fingers and hope we "power through?"

    That's basically the H1N1 response. Does anyone consider that ideal? A model to be repeated?

    This is like the Battle of the Atlantic - there's a lag built into figuring out what works and what doesn't.

    Churchill wrote that it was the only thing that ever truly frightened him, and it bothered him that the only way they could track it was by watching a damned line move across paper charts.

    Same thing applies here. Shutdowns will take two weeks to be effective. So we wait and try to get tests out there.

    In about a week we'll have a better idea what's going on.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (cfSRQ)

    202 158 Aah, Insom. Great insight and you talked me back from the edge.
    Good morning!
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:45 AM (p/KmR)

    I do what I can. Good morning to you!

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

    203 183 rhode island red, barrel calling.
    Whew, didja post the ENTIRE thread?

    Posted by: getting the banned back together to cut n paste en masse at March 28, 2020 09:56 AM (OGYUi)

    204 No love for Ben-Hur?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM (2JVJo)
    ------
    The last time I saw Ben Hur was when I was in high school. One of the local L. A. stations broadcast it, with much fanfare, with the first hour or more being commercial-free. Well, I guess they made up fir it later in the movie, because commercial breaks started getting longer and more frequent. Toward tge end, they were showing five minutes of movie, then five minutes of commercials. It was a death-march to get to the end.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

    205 Fenelon, you can add me to the list of people who don't understand why letting criminals out of jail to prevent coronavirus is a good thing. I can find no good explanation. I know inmates get medical attention when they need it, so it can't be that.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (/669Q)



    So long as every corrections officer and support staff member gets home safe at night...

    Posted by: Das Barrel at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (BiNEL)

    206 There's a first for everything.

    I'm askeered. . .

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (p/KmR)

    207 149 Assessing the size of the economic downturn, will require continuous reassessment of the scale of the damage, just like the virus. I will not hold against someone changing their mind."

    The difference between the situations is that with the virus, we don't really know all of the key numbers - we're guessing, based on incomplete information. We have no choice at the moment.

    With the economy, on the other hand, we DO know how that's going to progress, the world has seen deflationary death spirals before. It's one of the sets of circumstances that capitalist societies usually do not survive, and ours may not survive this one. As shutdowns begin at the retail level, they magnify throughout all parts of supply chain, and unemployment grows until *all* private business, except those which sell to the government or which serve the government, are gone. Who's going to buy new cars, for example, at 50% unemployment? Who's going to build new cars when none are being bought? Apply that model to every single consumer good.

    Our plan, currently, is.... interesting. We're going to try to meet the greatest deflationary wave in history, a hit that is going to be 2 - 3 times WORSE than the depths of the Great Depression, with the greatest government sponsored Inflationary wave since Germany, 1923. Can we calibrate this so precisely that the two balance each other and we achieve stability? That's what we're trying to pull off.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (V2Yro)

    208 According to my wife, local snewz is talking up our first death from corona virus.

    I pointed out that one death, in the overall scheme of things, in our county is meaningless, considering car accidents, shootings, flu season, etc.

    But, somehow, one death from coronavirus is statistically significant.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (WEBkv)

    209 I thought the barrel was closed due to the thing.

    I thought we were supposed to self-barrel !

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (arJlL)

    210 RI Red, I'd give you some bleach and Clorox wipes for the barrel but unfortunately it seems we are all out, although I'll toss in a roll of tp.

    Oh, and you know the new rules about travel during these trying times. Shelter in place and all that. See you in #twoweeks!

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM (/669Q)

    211 I don't know how much longer I can stand no live music.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 09:58 AM (PUmDY)

    212 I see TCM is selling The Ten Commandments - both silent and sound versions - on Blu-Ray for seventeen bucks.

    Think I may have to grab that!

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:58 AM (2JVJo)

    213 I watched an early Kubrick effort, The Killing. It's a heist movie with a Treasure of the Sierra Madres finale. It's quite good. Trivia: The first movie Rodney Dangerfield (barely) appeared in. The crooks start a fight in a bar as a diversion and he's an extra sitting at the bar.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

    214 So, if someone with THE FLU shoots another person, is it a Flooting ?

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:59 AM (arJlL)

    215 Wow. That was epic.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 09:59 AM (NWiLs)

    216 So, if someone with THE FLU shoots another person, is it a Flooting ?
    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 09:59 AM (arJlL)
    --------------

    No, but it probably counts as a coronavirus death.

    And that's not even sarcasm.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 10:00 AM (WEBkv)

    217 Anyway, on wuflu, two weeks isn't the big concern, IMO, it's what happens next. Our schools are shut til May 1st. Will that translate to all "non-essential" businesses shutting because their opening would preclude "distancing"?

    I'm looking forward to the projections out of the UK on how many have really already had this virus. I'm looking forward to common sense prevailing about Dr. Didier Raoult's research (it seems he has better credentials that Fauci on this matter".

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

    218 Fenelon, you can add me to the list of people who don't understand why letting criminals out of jail to prevent coronavirus is a good thing.

    -
    While simultaneously banning gun sales.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:01 AM (+y/Ru)

    219 171 I guess the two things about this COVID-19 silliness that bother me the most are:

    1. There is no attempt by the general public to demand to see the assumptions and the underlying methodology or analysis that was used to justify the shutdown.

    2. There is a definite lack of willingness on the general public's part to tell local governments that are acting like tyrants to FOAD, and to go about normally with just a few extra precautions for being exposed to a flu-like contagion.

    Anyone with two brain cells that rub together knows that government is gonna take advantage of anything extends their power and increases tax revenue.

    What we're seeing now is exactly what people like Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Jefferson warned us about. And very few seem to care. But hey, they're gonna get a $1200 payout so it's all good, right?

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM

    This.

    Especially point #1.

    And it goes to show that the media --- no matter how many people ignorantly say that people don't believe them --- has immense power.

    Remember what they do regarding the Israel-"Palestine" conflict. Staging photos, censoring anything bad regarding "Palestine", not reporting on human shields, etc. They did the same thing in the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

    And they do the same thing with the illegal immigration issue. Remember the lies about "children in cages" and "children separated from their families", etc.

    And of course, we all know how they have been propagandizing about the "threat" of "global warming" for decades. To great success, as we have taxes and government regulations and bans affecting every industry in the country.

    This COVID-19 situation is no different. They show Italy as a tragedy, but do not bother to show the demographics of the deaths. Don't bother to inform people that Italy is counting anyone who dies now to be a COVID-19 death.

    They don't bother to talk about the cruise ship numbers and death rate and demographics.

    They don't bother to give any perspective of anything. Don't compare to seasonal flu, don't compare to H1N1, don't explain that likely millions of people have H1N1 and with more testing, that will show that the mortality rate is more in line with seasonal flu.

    The fact is that the media still has immense power and we are learning that a scary number of Americans believe everything they say and are even willing to give up their freedom and liberty based on what they say.

    Very worrisome for the future.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:01 AM (Do5/p)

    220 88 I warned you people. Just let it grow.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (zr5Kq)

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM (G546f)

    Concur...let it grow, let it grow

    Posted by: Eric Clapton at March 28, 2020 10:02 AM (gD6Ka)

    221 Bluebell, you are all heart.
    But at least I get a roll of TP!
    Hope I get out in time for the MoMe.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:02 AM (p/KmR)

    222 https://tinyurl.com/wvnvhk4

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (2JVJo)

    Thanks, BTW, the CGI was fantastic!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:03 AM (BiNEL)

    223 This COVID-19 situation is no different. They show Italy as a tragedy, but do not bother to show the demographics of the deaths. Don't bother to inform people that Italy is counting anyone who dies now to be a COVID-19 death.

    Very worrisome for the future.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:01 AM (Do5/p)
    -----------

    Funny thing, our local county coronavirus death, no idea the demographic or location of the death.

    It's almost like the news is hiding something.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 10:03 AM (WEBkv)

    224 https://bit.ly/2xvAz3X
    *******
    Massive Protest Breaks Out in China's Hubei Province
    *******
    Chinese are getting a bit frisky

    Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 10:03 AM (2isZE)

    225 Deep Elum Blues is bad ass.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 10:04 AM (PUmDY)

    226 Ok. Everyone shelter in place so you don't spread the virus. You dangerous people incarcerated and by definition "sheltering" in place, you're free to go, spread the virus and cause general mayhem. Said nobody ever.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 10:04 AM (m/eiQ)

    227 The 1925 Ben-Hur is pretty striking, but what I wouldn't give to see the stage play. The show was on the road when its author, who had a few other accomplishments in his life, was still alive to collect the royalties.

    They had a treadmill set that allowed the chariot race to take place live on stage, and they toured with a full train load of stage equipment that was supposed to weigh 40 tons.

    Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 10:05 AM (8IOEj)

    228 Song:

    There's an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

    Swingin'

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at maxwells house at March 28, 2020 10:05 AM (GpY4m)

    229 I've met him, IrishEi.
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 09:53 AM (p/KmR)
    ~~~~~

    Seriously?! Thank God you survived.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 10:05 AM (sGotD)

    230 189 Fenelon, you can add me to the list of people who don't understand why letting criminals out of jail to prevent coronavirus is a good thing. I can find no good explanation. I know inmates get medical attention when they need it, so it can't be that.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (/669Q)

    Criminals good
    Law abiding citizens chumps

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (aA3+G)

    231 https://bit.ly/2UmPZQO
    ********
    Doctor: Coronavirus Death Rate is Likely Much Different Than We First Thought - YouTube
    ********
    Caution Benji Shapiro

    Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (2isZE)

    232 The question is figuring out how to curb the spread. Telling folks to take a couple of weeks off may be ineffective at halting the spread of disease, but it is also very different from shutting down all economic activity forever.

    In fact, we have disruptions like that all the time, such as hurricanes, blizzards, etc. It's called being resilient. We've gotten very complacent to think that a fortnight of slowed activity equals global doom.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:39 AM (cfSRQ)


    The problem is that here, in Ohio, Gov. DeWine is saying that we may not reach the peak of virus cases until May and the head of our Dept. of Health is talking about up to 6K - 10K of new cases per day in two weeks. They are engaged in terrorizing the public rather than calming fears.

    We are currently at something like 900 confirmed cases with 15 dead. While that mortality rate sounds bad, it is skewed by the fact that only the more seriously ill are getting tested. If this virus is so dangerously outside the norm, shouldn't these cruise ships have become full of the dead and dying?

    Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (00fXp)

    233 JackStraw is real ???

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (zr5Kq)

    234 Toward tge end, they were showing five minutes of movie, then five minutes of commercials. It was a death-march to get to the end.
    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

    To watch anything like that on commercial broadcast is excruciating - same for any long film. But when it's on TCM or available uncut and uninterrupted, I never miss it, and probably have seen it at least 20 times. I love the music too much, that is one of the best mid-century orchestral scores written, in fact I usually watch it JUST for the music. I can hear it in my head as a I type!

    It's also fascinating to compare the Charlton Heston version with the earlier silent version from the 20's, especially since they were both made by DeMille. The earlier version was much more true to the book, and focused much more on the politics of the day. But over the years, DeMille realized that people didn't want all of the political infighting, they wanted Roman Pageantry and the Spectacle of the Arena - and he was right, and he did it brilliantly. The Naval War scene, just to pick one of the set pieces, is probably the best film depiction of ancient naval warfare ever made, and a LOT of fun to watch!

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:07 AM (V2Yro)

    235 For the STEM-inclined Morons, thus video shows how an infection is built and how "the curve is bent". The math is all hidden in the software, so you can see how the assumptions for speed of transmission and recovery change the curves everyone is talking about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6nLfCbAzgo

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:07 AM (i8YPm)

    236 "Contemplations From The Barrel - Day One Of Sheltering In Place":
    What exactly is a "Hesco Gypsy"?

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:07 AM (p/KmR)

    237 Take heart RI Red-

    The barrel is the one place on the planet that coronavirus is afraid to go. You'll be fine.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)

    238 Sheesh, this place is getting so on-edge that someone can't post an entry from his dad's diary while he was on the battlefield in the Second World War without some of its contents being nitpicked.

    Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 10:09 AM (nRNOc)

    239 Dead and Co with John Mayer is extra innings.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 10:09 AM (PUmDY)

    240 The barrel is the one place on the planet that coronavirus is afraid to go.



    *Keith Richards is in the barrel ?

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:09 AM (zr5Kq)

    241 Now, this may not be to everyone's taste, but a week ago, I saw The Honeymoon Killers, a 1971 movie about the real-life murderers Richard Fernandez and Martha Beck, who, in the 1940s ran a "lonely hearts" scam on older women, with Fernandez scamming them out of their money and either he or Beck (or both) then killing them.

    It was originally to be directed by Martin Scorsese, who was fired after a few days because he was too slow.

    It's a BandW film, very "cinema verite" and almost claustrophobic in its camera angles. It teeters at points towards MSTK3000 territory, but is still a chilling film, and one worth watching, I think.

    https://tinyurl.com/u785g6m

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (2JVJo)

    242 JackStraw is real ???
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (zr5Kq)
    ----------

    Like RI Red, I have met him - twice! He is real and he is fabulous.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (/669Q)

    243 The Barrel is the safest place you can be. COVID19 wouldn't dare to get within 6 feet of The Barrel.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (NWiLs)

    244 Sheesh, this place is getting so on-edge that someone can't post an entry from his dad's diary while he was on the battlefield in the Second World War without some of its contents being nitpicked.


    It's not this place. It's one asshat.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (gd9RK)

    245 our Dept. of Health is talking about up to 6K - 10K of new cases per day
    in two weeks. They are engaged in terrorizing the public rather than
    calming fears.


    I saw that this morning and nearly blew a gasket. Up to 10K a day? Where in the hell did they pull that projection from? Our munchkin governor seems to be reveling in stirring up panic.

    Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM (EgshT)

    246 "Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 09:49 AM "

    I suspect you may have seen how people react when the shit comes down. This is no different and when the battle is over, it's going to be very clear who stepped up, and who didn't.

    A crisis will bring out the best and worst in people. It will show you all their real intentions, weaknesses and their abilities as a leader. There's not a lot of time for bluster, nor room for the usual political head fakes. It has to come from intuition.

    If you're sitting home a few months from now and you're not thinking something akin to- "oh boy, these people left my family totally exposed, immediately yanked out rights, purposely spread malicious nonsense or otherwise took advantage of this situation, you deserve what you get the next time around.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM (m/eiQ)

    247
    The problem is that here, in Ohio, Gov. DeWine
    is saying that we may not reach the peak of virus cases until May and
    the head of our Dept. of Health is talking about up to 6K - 10K of new
    cases per day in two weeks. They are engaged in terrorizing the public
    rather than calming fears.


    Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (00fXp)

    ---
    I'm not following Ohio closely, but it's true that there's a limit to what communities can stand. If a tactic is ineffective, you have to change it.

    The difficulty is that - like convoys and escorts on the Atlantic - it takes time to get the data to tell us that.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM (cfSRQ)

    248 237 Take heart RI Red-

    The barrel is the one place on the planet that coronavirus is afraid to go. You'll be fine.
    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)

    I was thinking that same thing but you beat me to it.

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

    249 Take heart RI Red-

    The barrel is the one place on the planet that coronavirus is afraid to go. You'll be fine.
    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)


    Best part of the quarantine: I don't have to wash my hands anymore. As long as I'm nowhere near you swarthy, infectious animals, I am liberated from that mundane, pointless chore.

    And yet everyone keeps saying wash your hands.

    It is to laugh.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM (hku12)

    250 I warned you people. Just let it grow.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM

    =====

    speaking words of wisdom
    let it grow
    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 09:28 AM

    =====

    Concur...let it grow, let it grow
    Posted by: Eric Clapton at March 28, 2020 10:02 AM


    Because love grows where my Rosemary goes

    Posted by: Edison Lighthouse at March 28, 2020 10:12 AM (DMUuz)

    251 226 beat me to it, can't shelter in place better than a square jail cell locked in with bars

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 10:12 AM (ZCEU2)

    252 I have the blue-ray set of "Ben Hur" and "The Ten Commandments."

    That's some serious long-term viewing.

    We watch them like a miniseries - do half each night. I mean they built the intermission right into it!

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:12 AM (cfSRQ)

    253 I saw that this morning and nearly blew a gasket. Up to 10K a day? Where in the hell did they pull that projection from? Our munchkin governor seems to be reveling in stirring up panic.

    Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM (EgshT)


    Let me take a guess, your governor is a Democrap?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:13 AM (BiNEL)

    254 208 According to my wife, local snewz is talking up our first death from corona virus.

    I pointed out that one death, in the overall scheme of things, in our county is meaningless, considering car accidents, shootings, flu season, etc.

    But, somehow, one death from coronavirus is statistically significant.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 09:57 AM


    It most certainly is. Because so long there is one death reported in any area, the Mayor or Governor is going to keep the area on 'stay-at-home' orders.

    So those talking about "2 weeks" or "15 days" being a-okay are fooling themselves. Cuomo probably screwed up when he let it slip that he expected this to last months.

    THAT is what the Democrats have planned for this. "Because if we can save just one life..."

    Get ready for a long year...

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:13 AM (Do5/p)

    255 I can find no good explanation. I know inmates get medical attention when they need it, so it can't be that.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 09:54 AM (/669Q)

    I understand why, although I don't like it or agree with it. They're scared that with a crowded and unsavory population, any infection could quickly run rampant throughout the entire population. And when that happened, *every* guard and officer would catch it in turn, because the inmates would be trying to give it to them. (you know they would)

    so this is basically the Prison system saying "hey we ain't takin' that risk, here's the keys, all you guys go home now." They're choosing to protect themselves over protecting us.

    (now if I was Dictator, I could think of a much simpler way to guarantee that disease never spread throughout the prison, while simultaneously guaranteeing absolute protection for the citizenry.)

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:13 AM (V2Yro)

    256 I was thinking that same thing but you beat me to it.

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


    Be better!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (BiNEL)

    257 Agree with Bluebell. But the peg leg is initially off-putting.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (p/KmR)

    258 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (cfSRQ)

    That debate is out there in specialized segments of the scientific community, but the general public isn't interested and there's no widespread debate or discussion of something that has the potential to alter or destroy individual liberty and freedom.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (Xesvh)

    259 joe biden was hammering on Trump about the lack of ventilators and saying he needs to do more.

    Turns out that the Government was told it needed to stockpile more ventilators in case of a disease like this since 2003. From CNN:


    "The US government was warned 10 times in a 13 year span about a lack of ventilators in the event of an outbreak."

    Most of that time was with obama and biden at the helm.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (JUOKG)

    260 1925 Ben Hur was one of the earliest scandalously-expensive near flops. They had to pull out of Italy, and rebuild a lot of sets back home in California to avoid wasting thousands of feet of film. Changed directors a couple of times, all the things Hollywood became famous for years later.

    The maritime sequence was filmed at Anzio. Rumors are that military authorities thought they had superior intel for that site because of notes from the film crew, and that's why that beach was chosen. The original was a near fiasco: extras lied about being able to swim, there were accidents with typically south-Italian levels of record-keeping, and fights broke out between fascists and the other left.


    In just the same way that I laugh up my sleeve whenever someone remakes a Charlton Heston film, the 1959 Heston film was laughed at by serious critics. Why the hell would you re-shoot the greatest footage ever framed?

    Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (8IOEj)

    261 our Dept. of Health is talking about up to 6K - 10K of new cases per day in two weeks. They are engaged in terrorizing the public rather than calming fears.

    -
    But it's good terrorism.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (+y/Ru)

    262 1. There is no attempt by the general public to demand to see the assumptions and the underlying methodology or analysis that was used to justify the shutdown. Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

    *******

    I agree with you on this. Nobody in the public eye seems willing to question the premise that these restrictive measures actually accomplish what they purport to. Nobody is pushing back against the very large "IF" that begins all of these orders. And regardless of the outcomes, they will bask in the glory of "it's a good thing we did that, else it would have been so much worse."

    The direct and indirect adverse effects of these measures will never be fully accounted, and no one held responsible for the down sides.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (m45I2)

    263 Back from a walk outside the wire, made my way to the circle k and back. It was dicey there for a bit, but my years in the military helped. I'll be damned if they're going to take my freedom away. I paid my price for providing freedoms for others, fuck these power tripping governors,

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (8JqLB)

    264 Fmr. senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Prostrate cancer. 81.

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (cF8AT)

    265 Let me take a guess, your governor is a Democrap?

    In all aspects except for the (R) that appears next to his name.

    Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (EgshT)

    266 Agree with Bluebell. But the peg leg is initially off-putting.
    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (p/KmR)
    ------------

    It wouldn't be if he didn't insist on wearing shorts and the time. The hook hand, well, that's another matter.

    But I liked his big gold hoop earring!

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (/669Q)

    267 Sheesh, this place is getting so on-edge that someone can't post an entry from his dad's diary while he was on the battlefield in the Second World War without some of its contents being nitpicked.

    ------------------
    It's not this place. It's one asshat.
    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (gd9RK)


    This place is so much easier to read, if you just scroll past certain names.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (hku12)

    268 A trifle late to the coffee party, but I thought I'd drop in. Going to be hot today, so I'm going out to touch up a couple of paint nicks on my car, which I washed earlier, and then I'll retreat indoors again.

    You know, this quarantine thing isn't a whole lot different from what I have to do all summer (approx. 9 months of it) in this nasty swamp. I huddle indoors and wait for the sun to go down -- though the temps don't cool off much even then. The only real difference is that I'm not commuting to and from work.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (rpbg1)

    269
    Concur...let it grow, let it grow
    Posted by: Eric Clapton at March 28, 2020 10:02 AM

    Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
    Posted by: Edison Lighthouse at March 28, 2020 10:12 AM (DMUuz)

    There we go, thanks for running with the theme *fistbump*

    Posted by: browndog at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (gD6Ka)

    270 256 I was thinking that same thing but you beat me to it.

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

    Be better!
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (BiNEL)

    Bite me.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (NWiLs)

    271 It's not this place. It's one asshat.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 28, 2020 10:10 AM (gd9RK)

    ---
    I love you, too.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (cfSRQ)

    272 Bite me.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (NWiLs)

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

    Okay.

    Posted by: baby shark do doo do do at March 28, 2020 10:17 AM (WEBkv)

    273 They don't bother to give any perspective of anything. Don't compare to seasonal flu, don't compare to H1N1, don't explain that likely millions of people have H1N1 and with more testing, that will show that the mortality rate is more in line with seasonal flu.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:01 AM

    UGH.

    That should say...

    "...don't explain that likely millions of people have COVID-19 and with more testing, that will show that the mortality rate is more in line with seasonal flu."

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:17 AM (Do5/p)

    274 "The US government was warned 10 times in a 13 year span about a lack of ventilators in the event of an outbreak."

    Most of that time was with obama and biden at the helm.

    -
    Cooper Asks Biden Why Didn't Obama Admin Replace N95 Masks, Biden Says 'I Wasn't Part Of It'

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (+y/Ru)

    275 OK, it's movie time.

    Hope you all have a lovely day.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (2JVJo)

    276 That debate is out there in specialized segments of the scientific community, but the general public isn't interested and there's no widespread debate or discussion of something that has the potential to alter or destroy individual liberty and freedom.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (Xesvh)


    Here at AoS people complain (mostly sarcastically) about the appearance of the maths, what do you think the GenPop attitude is towards time-dependent multi-variable statistics based on limited and evolving data sets?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (BiNEL)

    277 Pay per view Moron fight !

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (zr5Kq)

    278 Like any of this is about saving lives. They hate us and want us dead.

    All about tanking the economy as their last attempt to get PDT out of their way ... which seems to be as full of fail as every other plan they have tried.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (cqteU)

    279 The problem is that here, in Ohio, Gov. DeWine
    is saying that we may not reach the peak of virus cases until May and the head of our Dept. of Health is talking about up to 6K - 10K of new cases per day in two weeks. They are engaged in terrorizing the public
    rather than calming fears.

    Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 10:06 AM (00fXp)

    Funny how Gov. DeWine is praised for his leadership on MSNBC

    ---

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (i8YPm)

    280 Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:07 AM (i8YPm)

    Diff EQ. In the morning!? You. Are. An. Animal.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (Xesvh)

    281 I've never heard of a "fabulous" pirate. Just sayin'.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (sGotD)

    282 Tom Servo, thanks for the explanation. I would have thought they would have some better process in place for situations like this though. There are other contagious things that show up every year.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (/669Q)

    283 Well, time to gear up and start disassembling the old backyard shed in order to get ready for the new shed.

    Yay me!

    ....anyone want an old battered metal shed that is hard on heads if one stands up to quickly?

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (WEBkv)

    284 272 Bite me.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:16 AM (NWiLs)

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

    Okay.
    Posted by: baby shark do doo do do at March 28, 2020 10:17 AM (WEBkv)

    No no no no NO NO NO NOOOOO!!!'

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (NWiLs)

    285 " Effective at midnight that day, all schools (public, private, and parochial), theaters, movie houses, churches and Sunday schools were ordered closed, and all public or private meetings either indoors or outdoors were prohibited. Saloons were not included in the order, the Board taking the position that a distinction could not be made between restaurants and saloons. Two days later, however, the Board modified the order: saloons could remain open, but liquor had to be sold in bottles and consumed off-premises."

    Cincinnati, OH during the 1918-1919 spanish flu
    https://tinyurl.com/qlrvpaz

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (s9Eo8)

    286
    what do you think the GenPop attitude is towards time-dependent multi-variable statistics based on limited and evolving data sets?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (BiNEL)


    "Dude, like, I can only get two bars on my phone!"

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 10:20 AM (7rVsF)

    287 Cooper Asks Biden Why Didn't Obama Admin Replace N95 Masks, Biden Says 'I Wasn't Part Of It'

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (+y/Ru)


    Wasn't Biden too busy curing cancer to be bothered with petty things like warehouse inventory?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:20 AM (BiNEL)

    288 "what do you think the GenPop attitude is towards time-dependent multi-variable statistics based on limited and evolving data sets?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (BiNEL) "

    My brain hurts just from reading that.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (m/eiQ)

    289 Diff EQ. In the morning!? You. Are. An. Animal.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (Xesvh)
    ---------

    It's all right there in his nic.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (/669Q)

    290 Wow the Rhode Island Governor is going to use the National Guard to conduct House to house searches for people from NYC and forcibly quarantine them if they don't do it voluntarily.


    They are also going to station the National Guard at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (JUOKG)

    291 Wasn't Biden too busy curing cancer to be bothered with petty things like warehouse inventory?
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:20 AM (BiNEL)
    ------------
    No no no, Sheriff Joe was making sure the stimulus package lined the correct pockets, I mean, looked out for the American taxpayer and made sure every penny was strictly accounted for.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
    at March 28, 2020 10:22 AM (WEBkv)

    292 They arrested some x Venezuelan leader and brought his ass to a US Judge.

    I thought we just kill overseas baddies.

    Xi Jinping....put up your hands. One move and ill turn u'r brains into Ramen noodles.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 10:22 AM (K1HDO)

    293
    Should be cooler today, so I'll be doing battle around the pond out in the back forty. Unless Her Majesty has other ideas. Which is likely.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (7rVsF)

    294 The direct and indirect adverse effects of these measures will never be fully accounted, and no one held responsible for the down sides.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (m45I2)

    Concur. We're getting the government we deserve, good and hard.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (Xesvh)

    295 >Can't shelter in place better than a square jail cell locked in with bars

    That assumes that the dems are not pro-virus.

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (LxTcq)

    296 They are also going to station the National Guard at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (JUOKG)


    I've been on this blog long enough that I can remember when people laughed at the
    "Your papers, please!"
    line.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (BiNEL)

    297
    UGH.



    That should say...



    "...don't explain that likely millions of people have COVID-19 and with more testing, that will show that the mortality rate is more in line with seasonal flu."

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:17 AM (Do5/p)

    ---
    The problem is we don't know.

    There are no numbers. The H1N1 ran its course. It's in the books. We can graph it, chart it, measure it.

    Honestly, it's like U-boat warfare. The Allies had the example of WW I in terms of how to defeat them and even the cool new ASDIC technology, which the Brits thought was pretty much a super-weapon.

    But it wasn't a replay, and new tactics (and weapons) were needed. This was only discovered from new numbers.

    By the way, there's no cause to be disrespectful in this discussion. Right now the question is how one estimates risk and I'm honest that I don't know.

    No one else knows, either, which is I think the big source of tension regarding this.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (cfSRQ)

    298 Fmr. senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Prostrate cancer. 81.
    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (cF8AT)
    -----------

    I didn't know what you meant but I just got an email alert from Fox News that he passed away. RIP.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:24 AM (/669Q)

    299 Xi Jinping....put up your hands. One move and ill turn u'r brains into Ramen noodles.
    Posted by: Humphreyrobot

    Muh Gooey Jinping Jack Flash

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:25 AM (vd8XM)

    300 The direct and indirect adverse effects of these measures will never be fully accounted, and no one Democrat held responsible for the down sides.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:14 AM (m45I2)

    Might I suggest...

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:25 AM (BiNEL)

    301 They are also going to station the National Guard
    at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and
    forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.



    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (JUOKG)



    I've been on this blog long enough that I can remember when people laughed at the

    "Your papers, please!"

    line.


    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM

    ---

    She was going to close the borders of her State but her staff apparently talked her out of that.


    That woman is insane. Even the ACLU is after her. It takes a bunch to have them sue a democrat.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:25 AM (JUOKG)

    302 Watched about 20 minutes of Joe Biden Town Hall on Anderson Cooper last night. After a couple of softballs about "how are you doing?", Biden got a couple of substantive questions, and, like most politicians, he gave a vague answer to before complaining about Trump. But, he was coherent.

    The last straw was when Cooper followed up his own question with a suggested answer for Biden, which he grabbed onto. Then i switched off.


    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:25 AM (i8YPm)

    303 Drama queen, 'look at ME' Meghan McCain is doing her part to calm the waters...

    @MeghanMcCain

    I think one of the biggest heartbreaks for those of us who have said for years that this is the greatest country in the world - is it was literally unfathomable that we could be a mere 4 weeks away from complete and utter calamity...that our institutions are broken beyond repair

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (cF8AT)

    304 I'm not following Ohio closely, but it's true that there's a limit to what communities can stand. If a tactic is ineffective, you have to change it.

    The difficulty is that - like convoys and escorts on the Atlantic - it takes time to get the data to tell us that.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:11 AM

    I don't know if you realize it or not, but you are making the same case that "climate change" warriors make.

    If we get some scary projections that we're not sure if they are correct or not, better go on the side of caution and take the recommended actions.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (Do5/p)

    305 Boy the Daily Mail is just full of sunshine and cheer, isn't it?

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (6ofTb)

    306 Query: Assuming I survive down here, once I get out, will I respect the NH Governor's order closing down all non-essential businesses at midnight Friday?
    I have a date with my club's outdoor range where the shooting tables are at least 6' apart. And there's a breeze.
    Orders? We don't need no steenking Orders!

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (p/KmR)

    307 SHOW US YOUR PAPERS! You are undocumented? (Head explodes)

    Posted by: Blue state lefties at March 28, 2020 10:27 AM (9dzlp)

    308 303
    Drama queen, 'look at ME' Meghan McCain is doing her part to calm the waters...



    @MeghanMcCain



    I think one of the biggest heartbreaks for those of us who have said
    for years that this is the greatest country in the world - is it was
    literally unfathomable that we could be a mere 4 weeks away from
    complete and utter calamity...that our institutions are broken beyond
    repair

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (cF8AT)

    #fourweeks

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 28, 2020 10:27 AM (6ofTb)

    309 Here at AoS people complain (mostly sarcastically) about the appearance of the maths, what do you think the GenPop attitude is towards time-dependent multi-variable statistics based on limited and evolving data sets?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM (BiNEL)

    Well, given that $1200 dollars is going to mitigate the effects of personal and public economic disaster, my guess would be "that shit is real retarded, sir"

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (Xesvh)

    310 @MeghanMcCain

    I think one of the biggest heartbreaks for those of us who have said for years that this is the greatest country in the world - is it was literally unfathomable that we could be a mere 4 weeks away from complete and utter calamity...that our institutions are broken beyond repair
    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (cF8AT)
    -----------

    And the next tweet will be "how could this happen while my father's funeral is still ongoing??!!?!?!"

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (/669Q)

    311 Wow the Rhode Island Governor is going to use the National Guard to conduct House to house searches for people from NYC and forcibly quarantine them if they don't do it voluntarily.


    They are also going to station the National Guard at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:21 AM (JUOKG)


    I never understood why they call it the "National Guard." When I was in basic training, a century ago, we had a bunch of Nasty Girls in training with us. Not a damn one of them was worth a shit.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (hku12)

    312 Hope you all have a lovely day.

    -
    Is that supposed to be funny?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (+y/Ru)

    313
    @MeghanMcCain

    I think one of the biggest heartbreaks for those of us who have said for years that this is the greatest country in the world - is it was literally unfathomable that we could be a mere 4 weeks away from complete and utter calamity...that our institutions are broken beyond repair
    Posted by: Tami

    ==========

    I agree in general... just different institutions.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (G51Gf)

    314 Had the windows open yesterday, but this morning it's freezing and looks like snow over the mountains next to me.

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (8JqLB)

    315 Wow. Fox News fired Trish Regan.

    Yet Donna Brazile still has a job...fancy that.

    I keep telling youz guyz, Fox is willing to put out conservative content, as long as you pay additional for it. And that's what Fox Nation is all about.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

    316 I don't know if you realize it or not, but you are making the same case that "climate change" warriors make.

    If we get some scary projections that we're not sure if they are correct or not, better go on the side of caution and take the recommended actions.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (Do5/p)

    Not even close to the same argument. The Chinese flu kills people. We know how to stop the spread of a deadly contagion. The question is are we willing to take the measures to stop it spreading and try to minimize how many it kills.

    In 1918 cities shut down for 2 months to contain the spanish flu, following the same measures we are being asked to do now.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (s9Eo8)

    317 292 They arrested some x Venezuelan leader and brought his ass to a US Judge.

    I thought we just kill overseas baddies.
    Xi Jinping....put up your hands. One move and ill turn u'r brains into Ramen noodles.
    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 10:22 AM (K1HDO)

    This story is a bit disappointing, hopefully the US will find some way to use him after dealing with the charges. First, was he a drug smuggler? Of COURSE he was, *Every* official in Venezuela has been heavily involved in that trade for years now. It truly is the best example of a Narco-gang taking over an entire state that we've ever seen.

    But this particular guy was only available for arrest because he was hiding out in Columbia because he had changed his tune and become one of Maduro's greatest critics. Kind of like a Trotsky hiding out in Mexico City. Maduro so far is just laughing at us taking out his enemies for him.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (V2Yro)

    318 Regarding the economy vs lives argument, I'm with the Empress on the podcast this week. I feel she didn't use enough profanity though.

    Posted by: Ian S. at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (6XLoz)

    319 255

    so this is basically the Prison system saying "hey we ain't takin' that risk, here's the keys, all you guys go home now." They're choosing to protect themselves over protecting us.

    (now if I was Dictator, I could think of a much simpler way to guarantee that disease never spread throughout the prison, while simultaneously guaranteeing absolute protection for the citizenry.)

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:13 AM

    And let me guess, none of these prisoners were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to run back into the population?

    Something that would, you know, be helpful in, you know, "preventing the spread".

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:30 AM (Do5/p)

    320 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (NWiLs)

    321 But it wasn't a replay, and new tactics (and weapons) were needed. This was only discovered from new numbers.

    This (c.f. U-505).

    Posted by: Task Group 22.3 at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (DMUuz)

    322 ALL the Dem pols seem to be VENTILATORING these days, is that BETTER than BLOVIATING..AXE then seriously AXE then....with a blunt one..................

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (5IHGB)

    323 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.
    Posted by: Insomniac

    You mean more then you're doing now?

    OMG!

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (vd8XM)

    324 it was literally unfathomable that we could be a mere 4 weeks away from complete and utter calamity...that our institutions are broken beyond repair
    Posted by: Tami
    ==========
    I agree in general... just different institutions.
    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 28, 2020 10:28 AM (G51Gf)

    we are always a mere 4 weeks away from complete and utter calamity, both culturally and personally - it's just that most of the time, we can convincingly lie to ourselves and pretend we're not.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (V2Yro)

    325 Tucker speculated yesterday that biden will not be the democrat nominee and will be replaced by cuomo.


    We started saying that days ago.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (JUOKG)

    326
    I suppose if you wanted to disappear completely and remain undetected in a location of such utter obscurity that no one would even bother looking for you, Rhode Island would be the place.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (7rVsF)

    327 Yeah, Mr Scott, that's what I was rage-stroking about earlier. Made me lose my cool and ended up em-Barreled.
    Die Fuehrerin Raimondo of RI.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (p/KmR)

    328 They are also going to station the National Guard at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

    -
    Old and busted: Sieg Heil!

    New hotness: Sieg Smile!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (+y/Ru)

    329 Well today promises to be different. I need to find my official Rhode Island papers before Johnny Law knocks down my door.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S)

    330 By the way, there's no cause to be disrespectful in this discussion. Right now the question is how one estimates risk and I'm honest that I don't know.

    No one else knows, either, which is I think the big source of tension regarding this.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:23 AM (cfSRQ)


    Please stop being rational...

    Actually, your point is spot on, we have a contagious disease, with a source vector from the open society of Chinese Communism, with no insight as to how and when the initial disease outbreak spread. Initially all we had was a very few spotty and incomplete data points, but it was clear it was contagious.

    My concern has always been that given only a few out of context data points, I can probably model an epidemic that will kill the entire population of the earth in a matter of months.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (BiNEL)

    331 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (NWiLs)


    I remember when I used to think that meant sex and drugs.

    Now it just means speculating as to whether nacho cheese sauce on ice cream would be a good thing.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (hku12)

    332 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (NWiLs)


    Stream it live.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)

    333 In 1918 cities shut down for 2 months to contain the spanish flu, following the same measures we are being asked to do now.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (s9Eo

    I doubt that the local and the national economy in 1918 are similar enough in detail or magnitude to make that an effective comparison of today's local and national economies.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (Xesvh)

    334 Well today promises to be different. I need to find my official Rhode Island papers before Johnny Law knocks down my door.
    Posted by: JackStraw

    And shower up too.
    We're doing cavity searches....

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:34 AM (vd8XM)

    335 And let me guess, none of these prisoners were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to run back into the population?

    Something that would, you know, be helpful in, you know, "preventing the spread".
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:30 AM (Do5/p)

    If you were named Lord Protector Cromwell, and you had a prison full of dangerous Irishmen that you didn't like very much, what would you do?

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:34 AM (V2Yro)

    336 Well today promises to be different. I need to find my official Rhode Island papers before Johnny Law knocks down my door.
    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S)
    --------

    I hope you aren't harboring any New Yorkers.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:34 AM (/669Q)

    337 I just ordered peanut butter cups from a bakery in Brighton MI.

    End times.

    Posted by: sinmi at March 28, 2020 10:35 AM (A5IVt)

    338 I don't know if you realize it or not, but you are making the same case that "climate change" warriors make.



    If we get some scary projections that we're not sure if they are
    correct or not, better go on the side of caution and take the
    recommended actions.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 10:26 AM (Do5/p)

    ---
    How do you figure?

    My horizon for knowing if measures are effective is a couple of weeks.

    Climate change is based on far greater disruption that will only be capable of evaluation in a century.

    If anything, this is showing just how feeble climate modeling is because the models aren't consistent and don't agree with each other.

    The main point of disagreement between us I think is that you (and a lot of others here) are overestimating the economic risk while I lean on the side of worrying about the health risk.

    I think our economy will come roaring back once restrictions are lifted. I see people rapidly adjusting to the new conditions, businesses retooling for medical supplies -heck, my local store has toilet paper again!

    I also think that if a lot of people do end up dying or getting really sick, that will cause more severe and long-term damage to the economy.

    If people start keeling over, no one will go to work regardless of what the government says.

    It's not an easy call to make, that's for sure.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:35 AM (cfSRQ)

    339
    280 Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:07 AM (i8YPm)

    Diff EQ. In the morning!? You. Are. An. Animal.
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:19 AM (Xesvh)

    Only a carcass. I knew it once upon a time. As the song goes, But that was once upon a time, very long ago.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:36 AM (i8YPm)

    340 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.
    Posted by: Insomniac
    -----
    Gives new meaning to DnD role playing.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 10:36 AM (g8Yc+)

    341 Well today promises to be different. I need to find my official Rhode Island papers before Johnny Law knocks down my door.
    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S)
    --------

    I hope you aren't harboring any New Yorkers.

    Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 10:34 AM (/669Q)


    Good golly, this is ripe for a re-working of the script of the opening scene from "Inglorious Basterds."

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (hku12)

    342 School's been blown to pieces.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (PUmDY)

    343 I watched season 3 of Ozark yesterday, what should I watch today?

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (8JqLB)

    344 "Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S) "

    From what I've read here, they'll only find a bag of weed.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (m/eiQ)

    345 Do they have milk farms on Rhode's Island? I assume they have milk farms on Rhode's Island.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (hku12)

    346 >>I hope you aren't harboring any New Yorkers.

    As if.

    I've been narcing them out to the cops for days.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (ZLI7S)

    347 328 They are also going to station the National Guard at Amtrak stations and the Airport checking everyone's papers and forcibly make anyone from NYC self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
    -
    Old and busted: Sieg Heil!
    New hotness: Sieg Smile!
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (+y/Ru)

    I'm continually of two minds on this - perhaps most of us are. First reaction - "HA! You Deserve it you arrogant New York phucks!!!" Second Reaction - hell, this is not the kind of thing that should be going on between the states, this is really, really dangerous. *Especially* the house to house searches. Imagine if Trump was using troops to conduct house to house searches, looking for illegals.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (V2Yro)

    348 Good morning, Mr. Straw!

    (everyone be nice to him now...for your own good.)

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (sGotD)

    349 what do you think the GenPop attitude is towards time-dependent multi-variable statistics based on limited and evolving data sets?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:18 AM

    Like, really? Like, I'm never going to, like, use or need that icky stuff in, like, real life.

    Posted by: General USA Population at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (Do5/p)

    350 I doubt that the local and the national economy in 1918 are similar enough in detail or magnitude to make that an effective comparison of today's local and national economies.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (Xesvh)

    I think the economic impact in 1918 would be far greater than it is today. We have the ability to continue international commerce via remote working. Truck drivers are keeping stores stocked.

    We have a far more resilient economy than they did.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (s9Eo8)

    351 Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (s9Eo

    The Coronavirus kills mostly older people with underlying conditions. The H1N1 killed people, mostly the young and healthy. Why the difference between the handling of these two pandemics ?

    Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (2DOZq)

    352 Imagine if Trump was using troops to conduct house to house searches, looking for illegals.
    Posted by: Tom Servo

    Ahhh. You've brightened my day

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (vd8XM)

    353 Good thing their "spark of divinity" protects illegals from getting the Chinken Flu so they don't have to abide by quarantine rules.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (BiNEL)

    354 In 1918 cities shut down for 2 months to contain the spanish flu, following the same measures we are being asked to do now.



    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (s9Eo



    I doubt that the local and the national economy in 1918 are similar
    enough in detail or magnitude to make that an effective comparison of
    today's local and national economies.





    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM

    ---

    They were not. Most of the stuff consumed then was grown or manufactured within 50-75 miles of the Town or City except for the very large metro areas like NYC.

    Luxury goods or certain fruits and vegetables came from much further but the vast majority of what was consumed was produced locally and would not be disrupted by the Town being shut down.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (JUOKG)

    355 >>Good morning, Mr. Straw!

    >>(everyone be nice to him now...for your own good.)


    Finally. A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (ZLI7S)

    356 I doubt that the local and the national economy in
    1918 are similar enough in detail or magnitude to make that an effective
    comparison of today's local and national economies.





    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (Xesvh)

    ---
    More rural, more spread out. My grandparents had their own gardens, just in case. I think Victory Gardens were a thing.

    Don't forget, they subsequently voted to ban alcohol.

    The past is a foreign country.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (cfSRQ)

    357 They were not. Most of the stuff consumed then was grown or manufactured within 50-75 miles of the Town or City except for the very large metro areas like NYC.

    The original Farm to Table movement

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (vd8XM)

    358 Just about every non leftist knows Crazy old Joe isn't going to be Democrat nominee, he can't string a sentence together anymore.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (ZCEU2)

    359

    I would exempt the dead from going back to work,but that's just me.

    JoJo Biden

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (5IHGB)

    360 I watched season 3 of Ozark yesterday, what should I watch today?
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (8JqLB)


    I've been watching the Mike Tyson Mysteries.

    It's a cartoon (from one of those comedy networks I don't watch), featuring Tyson, in something of a sendup of Scooby Doo type shows.

    One thing I never would have predicted is the complete image change for a guy like Tyson. I never thought he'd live this long, let alone turn into a thoughtful, funny, irreverent fella who absolutely does not take himself too seriously.

    The show is crude, but it's the fact that Tyson is willing to do something like this that is so revealing.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (hku12)

    361 Js, sunny side of the street is dark.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (PUmDY)

    362 Tucker speculated yesterday that biden will not be the democrat nominee and will be replaced by cuomo.


    We started saying that days ago.
    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 10:32 AM (JUOKG)
    *******
    But Fucker told Trump what he needed to do about Bad Beer Virus or we would all be dead

    Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (2isZE)

    363 Boss what if we find a New Yorker who is undocumented. Ok got it... quarantine the documented ones and release the undocumented ones.... like the prisoners.

    Posted by: Blue state lefties at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (9dzlp)

    364 The original Farm to Table movement
    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (vd8XM)
    -----
    Don't even mention the mastication fad.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (g8Yc+)

    365 That's why Bernie won't officially drop out. He doesn't think biteme is gonna make it either. If Coumo gets it, burnie supporters could really lose it.

    Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (UUBmN)

    366 Can anyone imagine the effect of Prohibition on this thread?

    Talk about hair on fire....

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (cfSRQ)

    367 I think our economy will come roaring back once restrictions are lifted. I see people rapidly adjusting to the new conditions, businesses retooling for medical supplies -heck, my local store has toilet paper again!

    This is the main point where we differ - I already know of dozens of businesses, in my own daily life, that will *never* reopen, even after things get back to "normal". And my sphere is so limited!

    No, this economy is *NOT* going to come roaring back. We will be doing very well just to get it back to being self sustaining by this fall's election. But Morgan Stanley (and the rest of the top level forecasters) are predicting a 20% to 30% DROP in GDP for just the 2nd quarter - that is MORE damage than happened in all of the years of the Great Depression, combined.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (V2Yro)

    368 I don't know why this movie got so much flack for being wasteful. It was very expensive but you saw every dollar up on screen.

    ----------

    There are those who believe that the studio deliberately tanked Marilyn's last movie to get the insurance to pay for the over runs on Cleopatra.

    Which put her into a depression she did not survive.

    Conspiracy theory?

    Posted by: Fox2! at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (qyH+l)

    369 Well...if we're all gonna be dead in #twoweeks, I've got a lot of degeneracy and debauchery I need to engage in.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:31 AM (NWiLs)
    Stream it live.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:33 AM (zr5Kq)


    The AoS Pay Per View channel

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (BiNEL)

    370 The Coronavirus kills mostly older people with underlying conditions. The H1N1 killed people, mostly the young and healthy. Why the difference between the handling of these two pandemics ?
    Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (2DOZq)
    *********
    SILLY The Chocolate Buddha was President under one & Trump is President under the other

    Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 10:44 AM (2isZE)

    371 Bring out yer new yawkers!

    Posted by: getting back on the cart with the banned at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (7X934)

    372 Can anyone imagine the effect of Prohibition on this thread?


    ==


    That is why they did not allow internet in the 1920's and early 1930s. So we forgot the secret of The Internet. Until it was re-discovered by Al Gore.

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (zr5Kq)

    373 Most countries are more left than us....so....they more often lie especially about Image They either pad the figures up or down.

    If dems ever regain power...they will take advantage of THIS. They will say.....Oh no! Kung Flu 19 has morphed into Kung Flu 20. Repeat.

    Reminds me of a shittyfied geek joke.

    Didja hear about the programmer that died taking a shower?

    Detective looked at the back of the shampoo bottle....it says: Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    If you don't get the joke....learn to code. Sorry mom...you too.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (K1HDO)

    374 The show is crude, but it's the fact that Tyson is willing to do something like this that is so revealing.

    -
    I watched a Sonny Listen biography, Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston, that was quite good.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (+y/Ru)

    375 The AoS Pay Per View channel
    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (BiNEL)


    You know what I'm talking about !

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:46 AM (zr5Kq)

    376 AHLloyd:

    The 'we have to take drastic action because if we don't a large number of people will die' argument has some inherent weaknesses.

    1. There is not a direct-line correlation between the action being taken and either a single individual life saved, or a supposed decrease in total deaths. It's pure supposition. And even if there is a decrease in lives lost, it won't be 100%, and nobody on this blog including me can cite what that number will be. It will be some lesser and unmeasurable percentage. This is NOT comparable to a "do you jump. in the river to save a drowning stranger's life?" question.

    2. The negative or adverse effects are largely unknown and unmeasurable at this stage, but no less real. These are not merely economic, but also involve psychological, individual, familial, national and international relations. Suicides? Violent crime? Ripples upon ripples. They can tear at the very fabric of civilization. Pretending that they should not be considered in these decisions is short-sighted.

    3. Stating that your moral position is the only valid opinion and that others who don't share your view are flawed too dumb to appreciate your particular analysis is never a good way to convert others to your viewpoint.

    This is all just a variation on the lifeboat dilemma.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:46 AM (m45I2)

    377 Seems to apply just about every day, just about this time:
    It sure is LENT in here.
    Nasty assed sons of bitches! For Christ!

    Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 10:46 AM (8IOEj)

    378 That is why they did not allow internet in the 1920's and early 1930s. So we forgot the secret of The Internet. Until it was re-discovered by Al Gore.
    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (zr5Kq)
    ----
    The early internet was all via teletype. The graphics were awful.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (g8Yc+)

    379 346 >>I hope you aren't harboring any New Yorkers.

    As if.

    I've been narcing them out to the cops for days.
    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (ZLI7S)

    This struck me as exceedingly hilarious.
    I have NYC friends who absconded to Delaware about 2 weeks ago. They're in a family house. I seriously hope nobody's going to try to rat on them.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (KXX3K)

    380 >> Js, sunny side of the street is dark.

    Quite a bit shaking up here today, CC. Just got a recorded call from the chief of police. We are preparing repel intruders.

    If anyone needs a reminder just how scary the RI police can be watch Me, Myself and Irene.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (ZLI7S)

    381 The show is crude, but it's the fact that Tyson is willing to do something like this that is so revealing.

    -----------
    I watched a Sonny Listen biography, Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston, that was quite good.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:45 AM (+y/Ru)


    Didn't he die not long after his career ended?

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (hku12)

    382 Willowed from last thread, since we're talking abut cops - the late, great Dick Curless' "Drag 'Em Off the Interstate, Sock it To 'Em, J.P. Blues:"

    https://tinyurl.com/rz623kz
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (2JVJo)

    Sounds like Junior Brown got some inspiration from him.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (miJU3)

    383 **sniffs**
    **wipes tear from eye**

    That's beautiful man!

    Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (axyOa)

    384 Hadrian,

    I just finished the ONT of last night.

    My condolences on you your loss(es). An incredibly tough year for you, I cannot begin to imagine the sense of loss you must be feeling.

    My best wishes to you, the missus, and the remaining pooches.

    Posted by: browndog at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (gD6Ka)

    385 Greetings:

    My Poem for Mornings:

    I sprang to the stopper, and Joris and he.
    I galloped, Dirk galloped, we galloped all three.

    Posted by: 11B40 at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (evgyj)

    386 The Coronavirus kills mostly older people with underlying conditions. The H1N1 killed people, mostly the young and healthy. Why the difference between the handling of these two pandemics ?
    Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (2DOZq)

    Chinese crud is killing the shit out of healthy people. I saw a stat that 50% of the critical cases in NY are people under 50.

    Here's a breakdown of WW deaths by age group:
    https://tinyurl.com/ugfpb3a

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (s9Eo8)

    387 359

    I would exempt the dead from going back to work,but that's just me.

    JoJo Biden
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (5IHGB)

    Good one!
    Jeez, everybody's on a roll today.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (KXX3K)

    388 Quite a bit shaking up here today, CC. Just got a recorded call from the chief of police. We are preparing repel intruders.

    If anyone needs a reminder just how scary the RI police can be watch Me, Myself and Irene.
    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:47 AM (ZLI7S)


    Wasn't Super Troopers set there as well?

    Or one of those other drive-over states up there?

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (hku12)

    389 I watched a Sonny Liston biography, Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston, that was quite good.

    -
    He was the 24th of 25 children.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (+y/Ru)

    390 Great poem MisHum. Not much for poetry but that's one I can get inspired by.

    Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (C4hN7)

    391 I'm continually of two minds on this - perhaps most of us are. First reaction - "HA! You Deserve it you arrogant New York phucks!!!" Second Reaction - hell, this is not the kind of thing that should be going on between the states, this is really, really dangerous. *Especially* the house to house searches. Imagine if Trump was using troops to conduct house to house searches, looking for illegals.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (V2Yro)

    I live in small village where at least one third of the homes are owned by NYC weekenders

    2 and 1/4 north of the city

    and I shop in the tourist town, the favorite town of NYers in the Berkshires, Great Barrington MA

    They are here and I know for a FACT, they are NOT self quarantining themselves

    Self quarantining to a NYC type is like double parking to them

    a suggestion for other people

    fuckers

    Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (rpxSz)

    392
    No, this economy is *NOT* going to come roaring back.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (V2Yro)
    The carnage is widespread. Many small businesses will fail, will not buy from their suppliers, will not employ people, who will not have much money to spend. The 401(k)s that lost 20-30% (so far) will put a damper on spending (I don't feel so wealthy); Retirees creamed. All this speaks to reduced demand from a roaring economy in February.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (i8YPm)

    393 Richard Cheese - Down With the Sickness:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at02Fvdhk2I

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (Dc2NZ)

    394 Just gotta poke around.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (PUmDY)

    395 Greetings:

    My Poem for Mornings:

    I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris and he.
    I galloped, Dirk galloped, we galloped all three.


    That spelling correction thingy deserves some Wuhan Flu.

    Posted by: 11B40 at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (evgyj)

    396 If you were named Lord Protector Cromwell, and you had a prison full of dangerous Irishmen that you didn't like very much, what would you do?
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:34 AM (V2Yro)

    Can you say, Van Damien's Land? If they're lucky.

    Posted by: Fox2! at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (qyH+l)

    397 I've been watching the Mike Tyson Mysteries.

    It's a cartoon (from one of those comedy networks I don't watch), featuring Tyson, in something of a sendup of Scooby Doo type shows.

    One thing I never would have predicted is the complete image change for a guy like Tyson. I never thought he'd live this long, let alone turn into a thoughtful, funny, irreverent fella who absolutely does not take himself too seriously.

    The show is crude, but it's the fact that Tyson is willing to do something like this that is so revealing.
    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (hku12)

    You remind me of one of my favorite memes: It's a picture of Howard Cosell with OJ Simpson and Bruce Jenner, and it says "freinds, I have seen the future, and You will not Believe this shit!!!"

    https://i__flip.com/i/1ufdeg

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (V2Yro)

    398 Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:39 AM (s9Eo

    IANM, the economy in 1918 was heavily agricultural, and localized industries such as steel, oil, and manufacturing. Most industrial resources were obtainable in-house; i.e.: within the US. As a national power, we had a much more limited position to leverage.

    Today, we're highly diversified and some of the industries we have now did not exist in 1918, and those that did are orders of magnitude more advanced and numerous. Our supply chain is nationally as well as internationally based but we are also more dependent on foreign resources in some cases. We have a much stronger position in the world economy to use as leverage.

    For me, I don't think the comparison is even close. Making an assumption on the economic impact of this silliness based on 1918 is a non-starter.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (Xesvh)

    399 Yeah, no. When I read "unlike our current delusionary in chief," I'll bail. I have better things to do with my morning than put up with some asshole's TDS.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 09:06 AM (2JVJo)

    No shit. DJT clearly knows the right place to be placing his dick, unlike the tigerfag.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (miJU3)

    400 Didn't he die not long after his career ended?

    -
    Yes, under mysterious circumstances.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

    401 I sprang to the stopper, and Joris and he.
    I galloped, Dirk galloped, we galloped all three.
    Posted by: 11B40 at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (evgyj)
    ----
    Browning? How they brought the good new from Ghent to someplace else?

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 10:51 AM (g8Yc+)

    402 RIP Tom Coburn. My former Senator and a patriot

    Posted by: RJD at March 28, 2020 10:52 AM (ucNdt)

    403 This is the main point where we differ - I already
    know of dozens of businesses, in my own daily life, that will *never*
    reopen, even after things get back to "normal". And my sphere is so
    limited!



    No, this economy is *NOT* going to come roaring back. We will be
    doing very well just to get it back to being self sustaining by this
    fall's election. But Morgan Stanley (and the rest of the top level
    forecasters) are predicting a 20% to 30% DROP in GDP for just the 2nd
    quarter - that is MORE damage than happened in all of the years of the
    Great Depression, combined.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:43 AM (V2Yro)

    ---
    How long have they been closed? What kinds of businesses?

    I'm getting bombarded by creditors offering forbearance on loans, lines of credit, etc. so I'm curious.

    It's interesting because the same arguments people are making about Wuhan Virus (only kills the old and sick) can be made about the businesses affected (only hitting the ones that were marginal in the first place).

    One difference is that I don't see anyone making the latter argument, but a fair number making the former.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 10:52 AM (cfSRQ)

    404 I remember Sonny Liston was using the horse and may have, uh, wronged the wrong people.

    Then he had to pay up.

    Which he did.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 10:52 AM (Z+IKu)

    405 Im so angry I'd go out west but im gonna need a bigger nuclear sub.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 10:52 AM (K1HDO)

    406 Watched - partly - a movie called China Salesman. Looks like some rich Chinese paid Seagal and Tyson to be in a movie.

    Horrible, really. But the fight scene with Tyson and Seagal is awesome.

    Posted by: blaster at March 28, 2020 10:52 AM (ZfRYq)

    407 Jack, we were talking about you earlier. Very Respectfully.
    But can you hear the echoing from The Barrel down here?
    It's sort of like holding a whelk shell to your ear.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:53 AM (p/KmR)

    408 Repeat the refrain...

    Posted by: socalcon at March 28, 2020 10:53 AM (Roy2Z)

    409 393 Richard Cheese - Down With the Sickness:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at02Fvdhk2I
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (Dc2NZ)

    Saw him live once. Funny stuff.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

    410 This will change NYC drastically

    not sure how but it will not return to it's former self

    could be good thing

    but I doubt it

    It seems like all cities are on the Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore glide path

    just haven't got there yet

    Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (rpxSz)

    411 Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:42 AM (hku12)

    You remind me of one of my favorite memes: It's a picture of Howard Cosell with OJ Simpson and Bruce Jenner, and it says "freinds, I have seen the future, and You will not Believe this shit!!!"

    https://i__flip.com/i/1ufdeg
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (V2Yro)


    Heh.

    I was watching some Rich Little videos recently, impersonations he did were NOT really all that great, to be honest, but he did people who, even 40 years later, people still recognize who he was doing.

    Then I saw a compilation of Bill Hader impersonations. Now, Bill is a funny guy, and his impersonations are often spot on... but half the people he does I have no idea who they are.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (hku12)

    412 Why does this seem like its been a month already?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (ZCEU2)

    413 Fmr. senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Prostrate cancer. 81.
    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 10:15 AM (cF8AT)
    -----------

    I didn't know what you meant but I just got an email alert from Fox News that he passed away. RIP.
    Posted by: bluebell

    So, he's dead ?

    I liked him in Our Man Flint.

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (arJlL)

    414 Didn't he die not long after his career ended?

    -
    Yes, under mysterious circumstances.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)


    So he knew something about the Clinton Global Initiative?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 10:55 AM (BiNEL)

    415 Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 10:53 AM (p/KmR)
    ~~~~~

    Red!! Have you lost your mind?!!

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 10:55 AM (sGotD)

    416 >>Jack, we were talking about you earlier. Very Respectfully.
    But can you hear the echoing from The Barrel down here?
    It's sort of like holding a whelk shell to your ear.

    Have you been bad, Red?

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 10:56 AM (ZLI7S)

    417 Didn't he die not long after his career ended?

    -------
    Yes, under mysterious circumstances.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)


    I'm still of the belief he took a dive in that fight.

    You know the one.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 10:56 AM (hku12)

    418 Gun-Rights Groups Sue North Carolina, Los Angeles Sheriffs Over Coronavirus Shut Downs

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

    419 best impression i've seen, is donnie baker doing tony soprano on the beer virus. slap sent it it to me. hilarious. and spot on.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 28, 2020 10:57 AM (KP5rU)

    420 Ben Hur> The Ten Commandments

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 10:57 AM (CqE5x)

    421 409 393 Richard Cheese - Down With the Sickness:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at02Fvdhk2I
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 10:49 AM (Dc2NZ)

    Saw him live once. Funny stuff.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

    Lucky you! He's one of my favorites.

    This version was used to comic effect in the remake of Dawn of the Dead.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 10:57 AM (Dc2NZ)

    422 I didn't know what you meant but I just got an email alert from Fox News that he passed away. RIP.
    Posted by: bluebell

    So, he's dead ?

    I liked him in Our Man Flint.
    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (arJlL)

    Tom Coburn was big in the 90's, opposed Clinton, iirc. He was only 72, prostate cancer. I wish RBG would have given him some of her time.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (V2Yro)

    423 I'm disappointed in Trump signing this pork laden bill.

    Too little, too late, from the wrong source to the wrong recipients.

    Forget using 2.2 trillion of borrowed money with the bulk going to large corporations and state governments. It's better to cash in federal assets and spend 40 trillion directly on the middle class.



    Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (mrrpT)

    424 I'm still of the belief he took a dive in that fight.

    You know the one.
    Posted by: BurtTC

    Even though I was young, I remember the hoopla.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

    425 420 Ben Hur> The Ten Commandments
    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 10:57 AM (CqE5x)

    Holy Grail makes Ben Hur look like an Epic!!!

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (V2Yro)

    426 I watched Lillyhammer that had Steven Van Zandt from the Sopranos in it, man he must have really needed a paycheck

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:59 AM (8JqLB)

    427 This is an old one. My favorite Impression is Dana Carvey doing Jimmy Stewart getting a BJ. It's on the YouTube

    Posted by: RJD at March 28, 2020 10:59 AM (ucNdt)

    428 I'm still of the belief he took a dive in that fight.

    You know the one.
    Posted by: BurtTC

    Even though I was young, I remember the hoopla.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)


    It's one of the reasons I stopped watching boxing. I think the more you are open to the possibilities, the more you "see" dives... and fixed score cards.

    Even where they might not exist.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:00 AM (hku12)

    429 Tom Coburn was big in the 90's, opposed Clinton, iirc. He was only 72, prostate cancer. I wish RBG would have given him some of her time.
    Posted by: Tom Servo

    I was just trying to make a joke, so I could be a popular chick magnet like Insomniac.......

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 11:00 AM (arJlL)

    430 The 'we have to take drastic action because if we
    don't a large number of people will die' argument has some inherent
    weaknesses.


    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 10:46 AM (m45I2)

    ---
    Which is why I'm not making that argument. My point is and has been that we don't know.

    So what do you do? What action can be taken to cope with a mysterious disease that's lethality and treatment options are largely unknown?

    The real annoying thing about it is that the stronger the action on the front end (to stop the spread) the more effective it will be.

    Conversely, if it is successful, there will be less observable consequences on the health front compared to the economic losses.

    The flip side is that if one waits to see just how bad it can get due to known, actual economic damage, the only tools that might have been effective to contain it are now lost.

    Such situations defy easy answers.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:01 AM (cfSRQ)

    431 So, where be the Zappa, then?

    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (l9m7l)

    432 Mornin' Horde!

    So the MN Gov "stay at home" order is basically crap. Don't go out, unless you need food, want to pick up take-out, need to walk the dog, or just want to go for a walk. No different than what we've been doing for the past couple of weeks.

    Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (CAJOC)

    433 his will change NYC drastically

    not sure how but it will not return to it's former self

    could be good thing

    but I doubt it

    It seems like all cities are on the Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore glide path

    just haven't got there yet
    Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 10:54 AM (rpxSz)

    DeBlasio aside, NYC still has some built-in features that will keep it from going full Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit--chiefly the way the city is laid out and it's a more diverse population than the others which are almost entirely African-American

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (CqE5x)

    434 the death rate chart should tell us more than new cases, but even that does not tell us comorbidities, or how many died a month ago without being tested. But deaths in the ot spots do go "exponential" and we don't seem past that point yet, not even if taking the "hot spots separately (like NY, but I haven't tried to actually chart that)


    And what I really want to see is the chart of those testing positive, and then treated with the hydroxycholoquine and Z-Pak ... because isolated locationns on that seem to be in the "700 infect, one death" ... range.

    Tucker did a segment saying he thought the real reason the Nevada gov issued the order (to limit the HCQ-Z-Pak to hospitals only) was that there was a shortage of the doc, and Tucker said (without showing "evidence") that doctors were hoarding it, for future treatment or their own families I guess.


    A week or so ago I heard a report that some U.S. generic drug maker was starting to produce the HCQ ... and maybe another in Israel ... but also heard there is a lot on hand. So ... this should be part of the headlines ... but instead we debate how bad Trump is, and whether he will kill us all by lettig people out of their boxes too early.

    Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (Cus5s)

    435 Hope Sweden is still doing no lockdown on this

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (ZCEU2)

    436 423 I'm disappointed in Trump signing this pork laden bill.
    Too little, too late, from the wrong source to the wrong recipients.

    Forget using 2.2 trillion of borrowed money with the bulk going to large corporations and state governments. It's better to cash in federal assets and spend 40 trillion directly on the middle class.

    Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2020 10:58 AM (mrrpT)

    Cong. Massie made a strong case against the bill. He objected to a voice vote and he was ignored. No recorded vote. He was not allowed one minute to speak in 4 hours of debate. No quorum. Nobody had read the d*mned bill.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:03 AM (i8YPm)

    437 420 Ben Hur> The Ten Commandments
    Posted by: JoeF.



    This is true.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:03 AM (MVR7y)

    438
    So the MN Gov "stay at home" order is basically crap. Don't go out, unless you need food, want to pick up take-out, need to walk the dog, or just want to go for a walk. No different than what we've been doing for the past couple of weeks.
    Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (CAJOC)

    Gas, liquor, Lottery tickets

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:03 AM (CqE5x)

    439 Here's an odd confession - I've listened to a few songs from "Joe Exotic" (aka The Tiger King) and I actually think his music is better than most anything anyone else has done in country for the last few years.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 09:31 AM (V2Yro)

    You must be listening to commercial country stations. some of that crap verges on rap, ffs. Listen to people like Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall, and many others. There are many performers out there doing good modern country, but they get stuck in the "alt-country" ghetto.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (miJU3)

    440 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:01 AM (cfSRQ)

    That's a lot of words to say 'we have to take drastic action because if we don't a large number of people will die'.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (Xesvh)

    441

    Seniors trapped in their apartments all over the country doing Zumba classes on their balconies. 50,000 plunge to their death.......news @11.

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (5IHGB)

    442 First time for everything, Jack Straw. Bluebell said I had to shelter in place, too. But she did send TP.
    Now I know why you told me she was a classy lady.

    Posted by: RI Red at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (p/KmR)

    443 This is an old one. My favorite Impression is Dana Carvey doing Jimmy Stewart getting a BJ. It's on the YouTube
    Posted by: RJD at March 28, 2020 10:59 AM (ucNdt)


    I believe it was Norm MacDonald who said you can't do a decent impression of someone, if you don't like and admire the person.

    Which is why, he said, Darryl Hammond did a great Trump a few decades ago, but Alec Baldwin's impression is unwatchable.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (hku12)

    444 I was going to watch the netflix show on Joe Exotic, but then he already got sent to prison like a week ago, so why bother

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 11:05 AM (8JqLB)

    445 Speaking of narcing. Polis issued a stay at home order for Colorado. We do not have NYC level of cases so its stupid on its face but its not a real order. Cops wont even issue warnings unless there are more than 10 people in a group or folks are violating social distancing. The STATE parks are still open. Self pay for parking, picnic areas and campgrounds closed but day parking is fine.

    I dont know if the order gives the cops more 'teeth' to issue tickets for those violating the no large gatherings or swapping spit in public, but I do despise laws/rules that don't mean what they say.

    Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:06 AM (K78+l)

    446 Anecdotal, but the obituary column in the paper in my neck of the woods in NJ is a lot sparser than it was in December, January and February.


    Grain of salt.

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:06 AM (CqE5x)

    447 434 the death rate chart should tell us more than new cases, but even that does not tell us comorbidities, or how many died a month ago without being tested.
    Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM (Cus5s)

    The author (Ferguson) of the Imperial College study admitted that he thought half of the deaths from Covid19 would have died by the end of the year anyway.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:06 AM (i8YPm)

    448 >>Now I know why you told me she was a classy lady.

    Once Bluebell got out of the joint she really started turning her life around.

    You should hear her rap. Foshizzile.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:06 AM (ZLI7S)

    449 BTW, Isn't comparing the current northern hemisphere economic shutdown to hurricanes and blizzards exactly the sort of apples to oranges comparison that people bitch about when you compare traffic deaths to the CCP Crud?

    A hurricane doesn't even shut down the entire state of FL much less the whole country.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (3DZIZ)

    450 So the MN Gov "stay at home" order is basically crap. Don't go out, unless you need food, want to pick up take-out, need to walk the dog, or just want to go for a walk.
    Posted by: No One of Consequence
    ----

    OH is the same. Everyone is out that wants to be. The parks are full of folks walking.

    The same folks that are praising Gov DeWiner and Dr. Amy (she wears a white coat! Isn't she impressive!!) slam PDT as apparently, he isn't doing a thing and we're all gonna die. Reeeeeeee!!

    Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (Y4EXg)

    451 439:You must be listening to commercial country stations. some of that crap verges on rap, ffs. Listen to people like Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall, and many others. There are many performers out there doing good modern country, but they get stuck in the "alt-country" ghetto.
    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



    What do you think of Midland?

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (MVR7y)

    452 Seniors trapped in their apartments all over the country doing Zumba classes on their balconies. 50,000 plunge to their death.......news @11.
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (5IHGB)


    What I really want to know is, how high was their cholesterol.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (hku12)

    453 Other famous Michigan resident for Governor.

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

    Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2020 11:08 AM (FhXTo)

    454 Oh the narcing side. When I was searching for info on whether one could still drive and park at outdoor open spaces there was an article about the cops being swamped with people narcing out their neighbors for violating the *not really* stay at home order.

    Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:08 AM (K78+l)

    455 I have the president's ring tone from Our Man Flint.

    Im awesome for just one day. When the phone rings in public...people look at me like i might kill them.....and i would.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 11:08 AM (K1HDO)

    456 Cong. Massie made a strong case against the bill. He objected to a voice vote and he was ignored. No recorded vote. He was not allowed one minute to speak in 4 hours of debate. No quorum. Nobody had read the d*mned bill.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:03 AM (i8YPm)


    Reading a bill, my good man, that's not who we are.

    Like hundreds upon hundreds of pages of legislation passed "in response" to a potential pandemic will actually be focused on the pandemic!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:08 AM (BiNEL)

    457 Stay home and don't you dare come out until 2022!!!

    Posted by: Dr. Amy at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (EgshT)

    458 What I really want to know is, how high was their cholesterol.
    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (hku12)

    Much lower when they hit the ground

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (CqE5x)

    459 You folks who are active reserve with a medical MOS or even select series 12, get ready for a potential call up.

    Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (m/eiQ)

    460 How long have they been closed? What kinds of businesses?

    I'm getting bombarded by creditors offering forbearance on loans, lines of credit, etc. so I'm curious.

    It's interesting because the same arguments people are making about Wuhan Virus (only kills the old and sick) can be made about the businesses affected (only hitting the ones that were marginal in the first place).

    One difference is that I don't see anyone making the latter argument, but a fair number making the former.

    I can see your point. I do think there will be a significant demand for those small local businesses by people, if for no other reason than they are the folks you did see most often when you went out for "X."


    Kinda like, were in this together. As more people get back to work, there will be a letting out of the "been cooped up too long" thought, IMHO.


    We've kept up with our dinning habits, just picking up though. And the drive thru lines that I saw last night at KFC/McDs indicates to me people haven't changed that SOP part of their lives.

    Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (Ozpxd)

    461
    Sitting outside. Warm, breezy day. Sun on the acreage. Bacon cooking. Dogs watching my every move. Amid all this, it's peaceful.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 11:10 AM (7rVsF)

    462 Humphreyrobot.... I read that yesterday and laughed, have had that earworm ever since damn you

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 11:10 AM (8JqLB)

    463 Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:06 AM (K78+l)

    I saw on channel 9 last night that the parks, campgrounds, trail heads and other public amenities are shut down. And as I commute between the plains north of Denver and the Tech Center, I see lotsa po-po's. No one is writing tickets though, or even stopping folks.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:10 AM (Xesvh)

    464 Entertaining MisHum, as always. Thanks.

    Posted by: Sock Monkey...more antisocial then normal at March 28, 2020 11:10 AM (4aS1x)

    465
    That's a lot of words to say 'we have to take drastic action because if we don't a large number of people will die'.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:04 AM (Xesvh)

    ---
    Nope, its an expression of the risk calculation.

    Containment is only effective if it's done early.

    Wait too long to find out how dangerous it is, and your most effective tool is gone.

    Worse still, if you make the right call, and save potentially millions of lives, no one will ever know because all they will see is a handful of deaths and a bunch of job losses.

    Did 20 million die in Wuhan or 5,000?

    It's not an easy call.




    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:10 AM (cfSRQ)

    466 What I really want to know is, how high was their cholesterol.
    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (hku12)

    Much lower when they hit the ground
    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (CqE5x)


    No doubt BP and heart rate were much lower too.

    Folks, I think we found the miracle cure.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (hku12)

    467 Live five years if I take my time
    Ballin' that jack an drinkin' my wine

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (RuIsu)

    468 going to watch the netflix show on Joe Exotic, but then he already got sent to prison like a week ago, so why bother
    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 11:05 AM (8JqLB)

    Because it's batshit crazy, every single person in it, You don't think it can get any crazier then it does.

    Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (dKiJG)

    469 Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back side (declining new cases) of the outbreak.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (m45I2)

    470
    The same folks that are praising Gov DeWiner and Dr. Amy (she wears a white coat! Isn't she impressive!!) slam PDT as apparently, he isn't doing a thing and we're all gonna die. Reeeeeeee!!
    Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (Y4EXg)

    It's being set up that if we come out of this pandemic (relatively) unscathed, the governors will get ALL the credit.
    If things go tits-up, it's ALL TRUMP'S FAULT.

    Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (CqE5x)

    471 455 I have the president's ring tone from Our Man Flint.

    Im awesome for just one day. When the phone rings in public...people look at me like i might kill them.....and i would.
    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 11:08 AM (K1HDO)

    AWESOME - HOW DO I GET ONE?!

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (EbGwp)

    472 This is your retired leader speaking. I have been scratching my butt to resurrect ObamCare. Due the shortage of medical ventilators in New York I invented CarbonMonOxider Ventilator. This should solve New York's under-supply of ventilators and over-supply of hospital patients. I cannot give you any more details except to say I am getting newly created cabinet position. Good day.

    Posted by: Barkier One at March 28, 2020 11:12 AM (ZA5QI)

    473 Did 20 million die in Wuhan

    Oh, my. Even I find that a leap.

    Posted by: Dr. Amy at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (EgshT)

    474 For a retiree like myself, it's just another day not at the office. I go out every day for whatever I need, but it's my wife who has the underlying health issues.

    So I passed on a bedly needed haircut.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (i8YPm)

    475 OH is the same. Everyone is out that wants to be. The parks are full of folks walking.

    The same folks that are praising Gov DeWiner and Dr. Amy (she wears a white coat! Isn't she impressive!!) slam PDT as apparently, he isn't doing a thing and we're all gonna die. Reeeeeeee!!
    Posted by: Tonypete


    We went down to Hocking Hills and Old Man's Cave on Wednesday. There were a lot of people there, which in a way, isn't surprising.
    It was a nice day, and the kids are out of school.

    People are very restless. My son works at a liquor store that supplies some bars (now closed, but his store is open). He says that bar owners are telling them that people are trying to break into bars.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (ZCiJZ)

    476 Businesses like the used book store here have to be scaping by on little profit, paying the utilities and rent and not open might kill it.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (ZCEU2)

    477 CoJ. Hmmm, what I've seen was campgrounds and picnic areas shut down but not trailheads (parking lots) I'll have to check again. Was planning to drive out for some exercise tomorrow. I know its fine to be outside if you dont drive to get there, its just not clear as far as driving somewhere to enjoy more scenic trails.

    Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (K78+l)

    478 The next time one hears or reads about how capitalism doesn't work and that socialism is the future, remember this article:
    "The Inside Story of How H-E-B [a Texas-based supermarket chain] Prepared for the Pandemic"
    LINK: https://preview.tinyurl.com/rhh37pu

    Posted by: mrp at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Pqytn)

    479 Oh yeah.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (PUmDY)

    480 >>>>only hitting the ones that were marginal in the first place<<<<

    It's okay, you shouldn't have been able to afford to feed yourself anyway.

    Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at March 28, 2020 11:14 AM (3DZIZ)

    481
    Kinda like, were in this together. As more
    people get back to work, there will be a letting out of the "been cooped
    up too long" thought, IMHO.


    Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 28, 2020 11:09 AM (Ozpxd)

    ---
    We made a point of ordering take-out from one of our favorite restaurants to ensure they survived. I also left a hefty tip.

    They seemed to be hanging in there. Tough time for the college town businesses- they rely on students to get them through the leaner summers. Summer just came really, really early.

    We'll keep it up as long as we can.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:14 AM (cfSRQ)

    482 Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back side (declining new cases) of the outbreak.
    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (m45I2)


    Yes, I would imagine the number of dead, among those infected with this virus, will continue to rise for years and years to come.

    In about 75 years or so, it'll be damn near 100%.

    Posted by: BurtTC at March 28, 2020 11:14 AM (hku12)

    483 some of the health care workers in interviews or their instagram talks, have said how we need to get the masks to the heath care workers first. And we've seen some groups release millions they had in stock for some reason (was it the UAW?, and some others).


    And I saw a second report of a nurse saying they were given one mask and told to use it all week unless it is soiled/dirty. That is hard to believe ... we are really THAT short on this stuff? I guess they did just in time inventory, and China cut us off.
    But for one thing, a mask is certainly soiled after one day, or less. I agree the health care workers should get priority, but once the supply catches up (and the hoarders stop buying 10 year supplies, like the TP) ... then requiring the general public to wear a mask when out might be as effective as telling everyone to stay home. Or maybe a mask and gloves, if we can catch up on those as well. And diligent surface cleaning in public spaces.

    Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:14 AM (Cus5s)

    484
    Churchill wrote that it was the only thing that ever truly frightened him, and it bothered him that the only way they could track it was by watching a damned line move across paper charts.

    Same thing applies here. Shutdowns will take two weeks to be effective. So we wait and try to get tests out there.

    In about a week we'll have a better idea what's going on.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (cfSRQ)


    Geez. You're a democrat politician's dream.

    I'm not buying your schtick.

    Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:15 AM (Fs5vw)

    485 Seniors trapped in their apartments all over the country doing Zumba classes on their balconies. 50,000 plunge to their death


    ******

    See! Unintended consequences! Ripples upon ripples, baby!

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:15 AM (m45I2)

    486 Bryan Ferry is awesome.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (PUmDY)

    487 482 Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back side (declining new cases) of the outbreak.
    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:11 AM (m45I2)


    Yes, I would imagine the number of dead, among those infected with this virus, will continue to rise for years and years to come.

    In about 75 years or so, it'll be damn near 100%.
    Posted by: BurtTC



    Thankfully it will never get to that as the Repeal of Net Neutrality and Drumph's Tax Cuts have slaughtered us all.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (MVR7y)

    488 485 Seniors trapped in their apartments all over the country doing Zumba classes on their balconies. 50,000 plunge to their death


    ******

    See! Unintended consequences! Ripples upon ripples, baby!
    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:15 AM (m45I2)

    Do they even sell Ripple anymore?

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

    489 Socialists know that socialism does not work.
    They dig that warm feeling they get while thinking about killing you.

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (RuIsu)

    490 343 I watched season 3 of Ozark yesterday, what should I watch today?

    Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 10:37 AM (8JqLB)

    After that asswipe Bateman stomped his foot about Georgia's abortion law, saying he would never work in that state again if the new law was enacted, I'm not sure I'll watch the new season.

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (cF8AT)

    491 >>Did 20 million die in Wuhan

    >>Oh, my. Even I find that a leap.


    A Great Leap!

    Posted by: Zombie Mao at March 28, 2020 11:17 AM (MGDU4)

    492
    What do you think of Midland?
    Posted by: Puddleglum

    In Texas? Flat. High elevation. Easier to find and get rid of wives 20 miles away in Odessa.

    You know that reminds me....i would not pay or want titty implants but would quite very enjoy nipple extensions.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 11:17 AM (K1HDO)

    493 Can you help me?

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:17 AM (PUmDY)

    494 In about 75 years or so, it'll be damn near 100%.
    Posted by: BurtTC



    ********

    Now THAT'S a doomsday scenario. But let's meet back up in 75 years to see if it comes to pass!

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:17 AM (m45I2)

    495 Nope, its an expression of the risk calculation.

    It's an expression that lacks conviction. FFS, make a decision, defend it and stick by it.

    If you think we all have to self isolate and shut down economic activity to contain this scary case of the koodies, then state your case and be done with it.

    No one is gonna castigate you for it. Mock you relentlessly as hysterical fool, maybe but certainly not reprimand you.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:18 AM (Xesvh)

    496 We went down to Hocking Hills and Old Man's Cave on Wednesday. There were a lot of people there, which in a way, isn't surprising.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative

    ---

    My real concern is for the small businesses that have had to close. In Logan, there is a tiny restaurant that we love. Cheap eats, great food. The owner is a mother of the community - takes care of the lost and the lonely. Her business, of course, is down to take out. The place is really suffering.

    Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:18 AM (Y4EXg)

    497 That's basically the H1N1 response. Does anyone consider that ideal? A model to be repeated?

    This is like the Battle of the Atlantic - there's a lag built into figuring out what works and what doesn't.

    Churchill wrote that it was the only thing that ever truly frightened him, and it bothered him that the only way they could track it was by watching a damned line move across paper charts.

    Same thing applies here. Shutdowns will take two weeks to be effective. So we wait and try to get tests out there.

    In about a week we'll have a better idea what's going on.
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 09:55 AM (cfSRQ)

    By this point in the H1N1 timeline, there were many thousands more deaths. The most remarkable thing about the WuFlu is just how few people have died of it. I trust no numbers out of China, at all.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:18 AM (miJU3)

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 11:18 AM (6rS3m)

    499 Do they even sell Ripple anymore?

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

    Production ceased in '84

    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 11:18 AM (X/Pw5)

    500 >>Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back side (declining new cases) of the outbreak.

    One of the numbers I've been watching is the number of "Active Cases". The number of deaths seems pretty low right now but the number of recovered cases isn't much bigger.

    Total Cases in the US are now around 105K. And the number of Active Cases is 100K meaning the vast majority of cases are yet to be resolved. Cuomo said yesterday that one of the deaths in NYC had been on a ventilator for 20+ days. I don't even play a doctor here but it would seem to me trying to peg the death rate now is counting unhatched chickens.

    Hopefully, some of these new treatments will be ready soon and effective so we can move out of the buying time phase and into the active fighting the disease stage before we lose too many more.

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (ZLI7S)

    501 492
    What do you think of Midland?
    Posted by: Puddleglum

    In Texas? Flat. High elevation. Easier to find and get rid of wives 20 miles away in Odessa.

    You know that reminds me....i would not pay or want titty implants but would quite very enjoy nipple extensions.
    Posted by: Humphreyrobot



    Heh! Never been there. I was referring to the Country Western band. I think they started in Odessa.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (MVR7y)

    502 So the MN Gov "stay at home" order is basically crap. Don't go out, unless you need food, want to pick up take-out, need to walk the dog, or just want to go for a walk. No different than what we've been doing for the past couple of weeks.

    Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 11:02 AM

    My guess is that these official orders --- instead of just recommendations --- will give law enforcement more authority to tell people to go home if people are not out doing 'essential' activities.

    Before, when it was just Governors asking the people of their states to practice 'social distancing' and such, law enforcement had no authority to do anything with people who were telling their Mayors and Governors to lolgf. Now, they do have the authority and can reference the official 'stay-at-home' order.

    It's also probably like declaring a state emergency or whatever is done during tornadoes and hurricanes: states who declare that get federal funding. This is probably no different. Any state declaring "stay-at-home" orders are probably now on the list for federal handouts.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Do5/p)

    503 We went down to Hocking Hills and Old Man's Cave on Wednesday.
    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (ZCiJZ)


    You bastards stay the hell away from my cave!

    Posted by: Old Man at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (t+qrx)

    504 There is a company called Biomedics that is rolling out a 5 minute antibody test for Covid19. They are out of NC.
    It looks like a pregnancy test and required a drop of blood. I would like to order a million

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (6rS3m)

    505 Ripple in still water is an astounding lyric.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (PUmDY)

    506 @MichaelCoudrey

    BREAKING: French government reverses earlier ban on hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID19 patients in light of successful clinical studies showing significant efficacy against the virus.

    Hydroxychloroquine may now be prescribed to treat COVID-19 in France.

    Thread: https://tinyurl.com/uj38qw8

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (cF8AT)

    507 Bryan Ferry is awesome.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


    He's a Slave to Love

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (ZCiJZ)

    508 >>By this point in the H1N1 timeline, there were many thousands more deaths. The most remarkable thing about the WuFlu is just how few people have died of it. I trust no numbers out of China, at all.


    AND Italy and Spain have nothing to do with America as a whole. More akin to our individual States (I'm lookin' at you, NY) than our country.


    Shit. We have Counties the size of many Euro Nations.

    Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (MGDU4)

    509 There is a company called Biomedics that is rolling out a 5 minute antibody test for Covid19. They are out of NC.
    It looks like a pregnancy test and required a drop of blood. I would like to order a million

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 11:19 AM (6rS3m)


    are they legit ?

    Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (zr5Kq)

    510 489 Socialists know that socialism does not work.
    They dig that warm feeling they get while thinking about killing you.
    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:16 AM (RuIsu)

    Playing God. Nothing like it.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (H8QX8)

    511 Traiheads, parks and national parks and forests are all closed in WA and OR. Also, wildlife areas and don't you dare go fishing!
    Just back from the grocery store. Found everything I needed except wipes.
    TP is out, paper towels are okay. Pasta and some soups are out.
    Plenty of bread. Eggs were being restocked as is meat.
    Hand cleaners and Lysol is out. Bottled water is in good supply. No one in masks. The checkout people are getting tired of the whole thing.

    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 11:21 AM (TYQsd)

    512 Massive Shipments of Urns in Wuhan Cast Doubt on China's Official Death Toll

    -
    Looks like the ChiCong didn't go with shoot, shovel, and shut up.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

    513 Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 11:20 AM (H8QX

    Who doesn't want to be the arbiter of the world?

    Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 28, 2020 11:22 AM (IYHxL)

    514 >>Ripple in still water is an astounding lyric.

    My best friends boat is named Ripple

    Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

    515 Do they even sell Ripple anymore?

    Posted by: Insomniac -

    Production ceased in '84
    Posted by: BignJames


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


    Consumption tapered off into the '90s.

    Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:22 AM (m45I2)

    516 A week or so ago I heard a report that some U.S. generic drug maker was starting to produce the HCQ ... and maybe another in Israel ... but also heard there is a lot on hand. So ... this should be part of the headlines ... but instead we debate how bad Trump is, and whether he will kill us all by lettig people out of their boxes too early.
    Posted by: illiniwek


    Mylan, a pharma company, has a chemical factory in W. Virginia that they are going to spool up and get running to make hydroxychloroquine. Teva was going ramp up to make more (Jewish pharma company).

    No work on when a Muslim pharma company will make any. Oh, that's right. There aren't any Muslim pharma companies.
    Sorry.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM (ZCiJZ)

    517 nood

    Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM (zV/fi)

    518 FML. The closet open golf course is 3 hours away.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM (Xesvh)

    519 40 You guys, I read somewhere that now, because of schedule changes, having more time to sleep, people are having different dream patterns, seeing their dreams. Remembering them. I have experienced it!

    ...............

    I had one the other night where I sprung Vic from a nursing home and we went around town to find him some "brown". He didn't look like the mental picture I have of him!

    Posted by: Molly k. at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM (3kOVl)

    520 Unexpected consequence of sheltering in place: I've gained seven pounds.

    Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM (XxJt1)

    521 >>Ripple in still water is an astounding lyric.


    Astoundingly corny

    Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (MGDU4)

    522

    Heh! Never been there. I was referring to the Country Western band. I think they started in Odessa.
    Posted by: Puddleglum at

    Thanks...now i feel smart like that Detective in the Naked Gun.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (K1HDO)

    523 *closest*

    Moar cofeve

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (Xesvh)

    524 "nood" posted three comments above and I couldn't see it. Smooth move, creep.

    Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (XxJt1)

    525 A very nice nood awaits!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (BiNEL)

    526 Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 11:21 AM (TYQsd)

    Hi Winston! Hubs is super pissed that he can't go golfing. Last week they were letting people play as long as you had a cart to yourself and didn't touch the flag, but now all the courses are closed. We'll be heading out to the Fairchild commissary later to stock up on perishables; we're pretty well set on everything else.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (5y5Bi)

    527 I knew you would piss on it.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (PUmDY)

    528 I can probably model an epidemic that will kill the entire population of the earth in a matter of months.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


    https://mattbierbaum.github.io/zombies-usa/

    Just the 1st of many.

    Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2020 11:26 AM (FhXTo)

    529 Worrying that the corona virus will run through the prison like kennel cough is a point of concern.
    Allowing those people infected with the felonious virus into the civilian population is also a matter of concern.

    Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:26 AM (obh/i)

    530 I am wondering if this is the Jim Jones moment for the left.

    I know there is an arc to millenarian movements, where there is a charismatic message, a gathering of a flock to survive into the coming new world, a series of approaching dangers to try to weld it all together against the fact that people tend to fight and wander away, and from there each danger becomes greater until you are literally facing the end of the world.

    This of course is the big payoff, in the People's Church the final act was to prevent the faithful from being taken so of course they had to commit suicide en mass.

    does anyone have any insight?

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (6rS3m)

    531 I don't golf, Jordan. Good luck to hubs and say hello to him for me.
    I'm going to have to go to the Rite Aid here directly for a stock of surgical tape.
    I'm also going to see if my favorite shooting spot is open.
    Which, I doubt.
    Stir crazy are me.

    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (TYQsd)

    532 AoSHQ is the closest thing to a speakeasy that I have.

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (LxTcq)

    533 238
    Sheesh, this place is getting so on-edge that someone can't post an
    entry from his dad's diary while he was on the battlefield in the Second
    World War without some of its contents being nitpicked.


    Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 10:09 AM (nRNOc)

    Actually not nitpicked. I'm reading a book called "The Mighty Eighth" about the Eighth Air Force in Europe during WWII. During one raid the gunners claimed more German aircraft destroyed than Germany had in theater at the time. Quite a feat.

    Posted by: Old Blue at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (VNmG1)

    534 Trump signs TAIPEI Act in support of Taiwan.

    Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (obh/i)

    535 This is all just a variation on the lifeboat dilemma.
    Posted by: Muldoon


    First one to make a limerick gets sporked.

    Posted by: DaveA at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (FhXTo)

    536 From Breitbart:

    President Donald Trump on Thursday signed the Taiwan Allies and International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act, whose acronym in a remarkable coincidence spells out TAIPEI, the name of Taiwan's capital.

    The TAIPEI Act enhances U.S. support for Taiwan by encouraging other nations to engage with the island and punishing those who follow the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) orders to isolate it

    Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (obh/i)

    537 Trump signs TAIPEI Act in support of Taiwan.

    Posted by: Braenyard at

    Yea.

    If you don't love Taiwan...go learn...still stupid....meet me out back of Ace's Bowling Lanes and Shooting Range at 1am.

    Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (K1HDO)

    538 I'm continually of two minds on this - perhaps most of us are. First reaction - "HA! You Deserve it you arrogant New York phucks!!!" Second Reaction - hell, this is not the kind of thing that should be going on between the states, this is really, really dangerous. *Especially* the house to house searches. Imagine if Trump was using troops to conduct house to house searches, looking for illegals.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 28, 2020 10:38 AM (V2Yro)

    Only good thing? Totally blue-on-blue. Sucks for the few conservatives trapped behind the wire, though.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (miJU3)

    539 Closet golf, coming soon.

    Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (RuIsu)

    540 Who's started drinking?

    Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (sty7e)

    541 Chinese crud is killing the shit out of healthy people. I saw a stat that 50% of the critical cases in NY are people under 50.

    Here's a breakdown of WW deaths by age group:
    https://tinyurl.com/ugfpb3a

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (s9Eo

    seems to be a lot of conflict between those two statements.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:48 AM (miJU3)

    542 Trump signs TAIPEI Act in support of Taiwan.

    Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM

    Taiwan has been a huge success story regarding COVID-19. Never shut down schools or the country.

    283 cases. 2 deaths.

    https://bit.ly/39wkV5L

    [From one of JJ Sefton's Morning Reports the past week or so. Article is dated March 11th.]

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (Do5/p)

    543 Browning? How they brought the good new from Ghent to someplace else?
    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 10:51 AM (g8Yc+)

    Well, Browning did bring some good stuff to FN.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (miJU3)

    544 FML. The closet open golf course is 3 hours away.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 11:23 AM

    Do they have a lot of skeletons there?

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (Do5/p)

    545 What do you think of Midland?
    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:07 AM (MVR7y)

    It's a city in Texas.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (miJU3)

    546 In 1918 cities shut down for 2 months to contain the spanish flu, following the same measures we are being asked to do now.

    They also drove Model T's and 2 years later created Prohibition.

    It's a good history lesson but a hundred year old historical event does not equal a "plan".

    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (mw1Wz)

    547 I was wondering why some healthy young people get COVID-19 and get mild symptoms and are done, while other healthy young people die. Coronavirii are very common across the world, many derived from native bat species (Alpha and Beta subgroups, according to Wikipedia. The other two subgroups come from birds and pigs). I wonder of some the people that get milder reactions to infection had been previously infected by a coronavirus, and their immune system had a broad enough reaction that when they got COVID-19, their body recognized it as a problem pretty fast and shut it down.From the CDC website, the most common coronaviruses are alpha and beta subgroup virii.

    Posted by: jim at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (DF+pC)

    548 From the twitter thread on France rescinding the HCQ ban because of successful trials:

    Restrictions of HCQ in the USA:

    Democrat Gov. Cuomo of NY bans use of drug unless enrolled in a NY trial.


    Democrat Gov. Sisolak of Nevada bans use outside of emergency room/hospital.


    Democrat Gov Whitmer of MI threatens the licenses of doctors who prescribe hydroxychloroquine

    Posted by: An Observation at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (aBj17)

    549 Under what authority are these DemonRat governors banning a drug which has been approved for off label use by the FDA?

    Posted by: An Observation at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (aBj17)

    550 478 The next time one hears or reads about how capitalism doesn't work and that socialism is the future, remember this article:
    "The Inside Story of How H-E-B [a Texas-based supermarket chain] Prepared for the Pandemic"
    LINK: https://preview.tinyurl.com/rhh37pu
    Posted by: mrp at March 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Pqytn)

    Good stuff. Thanks.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (KXX3K)

    551 Posted by: ghbucky at March 28, 2020 10:29 AM (s9Eo

    The Coronavirus kills mostly older people with underlying conditions. The H1N1 killed people, mostly the young and healthy. Why the difference between the handling of these two pandemics ?
    Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at Marc


    --------

    The difference is the age of our betters. They all seem to be in the demographic of hardest hit!

    Posted by: Chillin the most at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (lonOK)

    552 Who's started drinking?

    Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (sty7e)

    Heh.

    *put down scotch*

    Posted by: Boswell at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (32YRo)

    EMT 03/28/20

    It struck me today that starting in the next couple months, we'll be bombarded with tales from people about how they almost died from the 2019 corona virus.

    Our current culture will not abide a drama void.

    Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

    Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:03 AM (AHq56)

    2 corgis

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:04 AM (AHq56)

    3 Rd

    Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 06:04 AM (/6GbT)

    4 Personally, I can't wait to get this nightmare beh4nd me and forget it ever happened.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (UGWs/)

    5 Slacking here, forgot its Saturday

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (ZCEU2)

    6 anti-social distancing ... thread to myself

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (AHq56)

    7
    g'mornin' again, 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson
    ...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
    at March 28, 2020 06:07 AM (cuot+)

    8 anti-social distancing ... thread to myself

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know

    No you don't

    And quit doing THAT!

    ..NSA Bob...

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (vd8XM)

    9 laurencejarvikonline.blogspot.com/this post listing pork incoronavirus
    https://tinyurl.com/vpx74vs

    $1B for Obamaphones
    $9.5B to universities

    This will make you sick to see

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (ZCEU2)

    10 Where are the usual suspects? I thought there was a regular Sat. morning crew.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (UGWs/)

    11
    Well, I had a bout with something back around Nov/Dec that was just awful. Felt like pneumonia.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:09 AM (sH4ct)

    12 Still. Alive.

    Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 06:09 AM (WX+x0)

    13 Morning all.

    Rained all night with thunder and lightning.
    I don't have my rain gauge out yet. With our goofy weather the things can freeze.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:10 AM (vd8XM)

    14 Krak, it'll be : i lived through the TP shortage.

    Mornin', all

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:10 AM (Z/jzm)

    15 9 This will make you sick to see


    Inevitable. I was sick the first time "we have to pass it so you can see what's in it" ...

    ... and then there's her face.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:11 AM (AHq56)

    16 Still raining here, same with the thunder and lightening. Sump pump running a lot. Not sure if that, or the storm is what has kept me up.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:12 AM (Z/jzm)

    17 9. Yes, Levin was super fired up about the stimulus package. He made it sound like long range consequences would be dire.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (UGWs/)

    18 10 I thought there was a regular Sat. morning crew.


    Picking up the slack ... I'll go back to lurking momentarily.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (AHq56)

    19 That was nuthin. Ya shoulda seen that big rock land in the Gulf. Now THAT was a busy day.

    Posted by: The Atom Bomb of Loving Kindness at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (lXZ2r)

    20 17 He made it sound like long range consequences would be dire.


    Compared to Biden 2020 ?

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:15 AM (AHq56)

    21 That's pretty early in Nam

    Posted by: A lotta nerve at March 28, 2020 06:15 AM (JdcHc)

    22 Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:16 AM (UGWs/)

    23 Said yesterday I will look at any money I receive from the government as my inflation amount.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    24 A Sean Spicier tweet...

    This isn't the first time the Javits Center's been turned into a impromptu field hospital, Hillary's "victory party" was held there.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

    25 French virologist reports 2nd study with Hydroxychloroquine and 79/80 pts saved. 86 y/o was the one death.

    Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 06:18 AM (WX+x0)

    26 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

    You too? Damn. It's a small world.

    Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (gLRfa)

    27 Morning Mouth Breathers




    Ain't dead yet

    Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (cknjq)

    28 Did I tell you about the time I stubbed my toe in the NOVEL Corona times,not the OLDE Passe corona times. Well did I?

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (5IHGB)

    29 20. I think for a strict constitutionalist like Levin it's hard sometime to see the forest for the trees. He believes this package will put future generations in a world of hurt.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:20 AM (UGWs/)

    30 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

    You too? Damn. It's a small world.
    Posted by: Tuna

    And then went to Woodstock

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

    31 >> Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.
    Posted by: kallisto

    ((kallisto)) I know of how you feel.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (Z/jzm)

    32 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

    You too? Damn. It's a small world.
    Posted by: Tuna

    And then went to Woodstock
    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

    ok boomers

    Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (cknjq)

    33 G' morning, I'll go back to sleep in a min, or go get some coffeve.

    Gonna be a busy AF day here. Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.

    Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (qZdIZ)

    34 $1B for Obamaphones

    -

    Hahaha

    Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)

    35 29 strict constitutionalist


    Problem is those pesky progressive amendments ...

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:23 AM (AHq56)

    36 Since it's slow, I'll re-post this from the end of the last thread:

    I've spent the past couple of hours watching Larry Bird videos on utube,
    wandering over from the Curly Neal link in the sidebar. My word, what a
    ball player! 24p/10r/6a for his career.


    Of course, being an
    older 29-yo and a b-ball fan, I saw a lot of those clips in real time.
    Wife (both current and ex) and I have never missed an NBA championship
    series or a Final Four game. Well, until this year.

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:24 AM (YqED9)

    37
    It struck me that Fauci and some others had an extreme view of 'anecdotal', as in, if it's not the result of a 5 year double blind CDC full on research project, it's merely anecdotal.
    And that's BS. Fauci as much as stated that a doctor's patient data is anecdotal, which would invalidate a metric fuckton of research.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:24 AM (sH4ct)

    38 36 I saw a lot of those clips in real time.


    First year I watched the final four, featured Bird vs Johnson, IIRC.

    Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:25 AM (AHq56)

    39 31. thanks mlii. It's kind of puzzling how they fade into the mist, but then certain days they're back in high relief.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:25 AM (UGWs/)

    40 Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.
    Posted by: kallisto


    Coming up on my dads passing 30 years ago too.
    I still miss him.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:26 AM (vd8XM)

    41 Fauci as much as stated that a doctor's patient data is anecdotal, which would invalidate a metric fuckton of research.

    "If it works in theory, it'll work in practice, in theory."

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:26 AM (YqED9)

    42 mlii, did you ever make the blueberry bread?

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:29 AM (UGWs/)

    43 kallisto, staying weekends in the house where I grew up, there are constant reminders of dad. I keep wishing he'd be up from his basement workshop, or in from working outside. My old room was turned into a spare bedroom, and has shelves filled with his books. My goodness I miss him!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:30 AM (Z/jzm)

    44

    HB, on Larry Bird.

    Read that Pat Riley said that if he needs someone to make a shot to win a game, he wants MJ.
    If he needs someone to make a shot to save his life, he wants Larry.

    MJ, pffft.
    Doesn't even make my starting five.

    Russell
    Robertson
    Maravich
    Bird
    Johnson

    Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 06:30 AM (xcF3W)

    45 >>mlii, did you ever make the blueberry bread?
    Posted by: kallisto

    My plan for this weekend...rainy and cool here, good day to bake

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:31 AM (Z/jzm)

    46 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

    You too? Damn. It's a small world.
    Posted by: Tuna

    And then went to Woodstock''

    Far out!

    Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 06:32 AM (gLRfa)

    47 G'morning, all.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 06:33 AM (O4024)

    48 Skip said he was having all of us over for cheesesteaks and stromboli. He's friendly like that!

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (UGWs/)

    49
    "And then went to Woodstock''



    Far out!

    Posted by: Tuna"

    Don't take the brown Acid....


    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (LfHBm)

    50 [i38
    36 I saw a lot of those clips in real time.

    First year I watched the final four, featured Bird vs Johnson, IIRC.

    I got started in HS, Enquiring Minds. Dad had season tickets to the USC Gamecocks games and took me to a lot. Then I went off to UNC-CH. Then I started following favorite players that went pro. And now here we are.

    Can't say I can consider it time wasted, either, though maybe a bit overdone. It's not a bad thing to watch excellence in action. I feel the same way about listening to good music.

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (YqED9)

    51 Well, at least I left the better of the two tags unclosed.

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:36 AM (YqED9)

    52 https://covid19stats.global/state/
    Finally was updated last night, Pa at 22 fatalities NY at 527

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:39 AM (ZCEU2)

    53 (peeks in)

    Mornin'

    (goes back to work)

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 06:39 AM (MVR7y)

    54 Going to try this one from Sally's Baking Addiction:
    Blueberry Muffin Bread
    https://tinyurl.com/r9uvwef

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:40 AM (Z/jzm)

    55 Going to try this one from Sally's Baking Addiction:
    Blueberry Muffin Bread
    https://tinyurl.com/r9uvwef

    Posted by: My life is insanity

    I'll bring some butter.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:42 AM (vd8XM)

    56 My BF said a car loaded with gear drove down the hill to the atrocity development across the street from him. It had NY plates. SEPA is doomed. Not from the virus but the libtards invading us. First it was Philly refugees, now NY?

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)

    57 Should be ready early afternoon, Bruce!

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (Z/jzm)

    58
    Here you go, teej, for my own list. I couldn't keep it to five.

    Starters: Russell, Bird,
    Erving, Jordan, M. Johnson
    Second
    Unit: Walton, Barkley, Havlicek, Robertson, D. Johnson
    Utility:
    Cowens, Pippen

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (YqED9)

    59 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.

    Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

    60 Sorry 'bout the formatting!

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (YqED9)

    61 Our county got hit with a complete shutdown starting tonight with some exceptions. Our business is not one of them. We have a small office in 4 unit office building. Building owner is not happy and wants to work too. I'm thinking of going in anyways, hate working at home especially with kids.

    Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    This sucks, can't believe it is happening.

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (sGobE)

    62 We live in an area with a very large per capita number of this crap. One of my employees has been in icu for a week. Another employee's mom was placed in ccu Wed. That she's still alive is a minor miracle.

    There were two separate funerals here the first Sat of March. Same funeral home and "maybe" the same Minister. Idk for sure about that. At least five deaths from the two funerals. That's how the Mom got it. Don't know how my employee got it.

    Now his wife has it. Idk if their kids do or don't have it. I spoke to him from the hospital yesterday. He could barely speak a complete sentence.

    Most people won't get it but make no mistake, you don't want this sht.

    A prayer for T Bone and his family. Another for Lollipop and her's.

    tldr? Fk the ccp!

    Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:47 AM (cknjq)

    63 Should be ready early afternoon, Bruce!
    Posted by: My life is insanity

    Great!

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:47 AM (vd8XM)

    64 First it was Philly refugees, now NY?
    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)


    If there's one thing I like more than locusts - it's condescending locusts with Yankee accents.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 06:48 AM (pQplJ)

    65
    Ramirez
    https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/28385

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:48 AM (Z/jzm)

    66

    " libtards invading us. First it was Philly refugees, now NY?

    Posted by: kallis"

    Same here, a lot the NY'ers have 2nd homes/camps her but a lot are

    just renting B'nB's to get out of the city.. a lot of the ones coming are
    showing signs of beerbug...

    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (LfHBm)

    67 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.
    Posted by: Vic

    In 40 years Vic will post,

    On this day in 2020, I overslept.

    /jk

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

    68 The guy with the suspicious "package" was just playing hide His SALAMI.
    All the cashiers offered to check him out.

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (5IHGB)

    69 Here's one way to look at our present situation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIc71Nt52s

    Have a great day horde.

    Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (S/rwf)

    70 I will survive

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

    71 GIRTHFUL & MIRTHFUL or just FULL?

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (5IHGB)

    72
    Hide the Salami can only be properly played in a janitor's closet.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (sH4ct)

    73

    " it's condescending locusts with Yankee accents."

    Hey I resemble that fact eh ya...

    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (LfHBm)

    74

    WHAT did you do IN the Whore Grandpa?

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (5IHGB)

    75 Ocean City Md isn't even letting property owners into the city, if the Ocean City property is not their primary residence.

    Have some friends with condo's there, who are not being allowed in.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (O4024)

    76 US KoronKrap

    104,837 cases

    1711 deaths

    Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

    77 Ramirez
    https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/28385
    Posted by: My life is insanity

    Yep. Let it never be said that something wasn't done

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

    78 >>Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (sGobE)

    There are "essential" business/workers so there are people out and about here. And you can still drive to stores and to take care of family members. Companies have been giving papers to employees that state they work for an essential business in case they are stopped. It's all very creepy.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (Z/jzm)

    79 Ripley, we,ve been progressively restricted until asshole ordered full SIP last Sunday. The enforcement seems to be random. If you know a roadway the Staties routinely patrol, have documentation just in case you're pulled over. Local cops not really involved in enforcement so far.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (UGWs/)

    80 Good morning y'all.
    Saw an article yesterday saying that Costco is refusing to accept returns on all the TP, hand sanitizers and Clorox bought in the panic.
    They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.

    Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

    81 >>They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
    Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

    Next up: garage sales increasing

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (Z/jzm)

    82 80 Good morning y'all.
    Saw an article yesterday saying that Costco is refusing to accept returns on all the TP, hand sanitizers and Clorox bought in the panic.
    They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
    Posted by: ALH



    Ebay!

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (MVR7y)

    83 Not only did I get the fun number at 69, I tagged the wrong clip. Click on the "parodies " inset on the left to get the full rendition.

    Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (S/rwf)

    84 We have gone from normal on 12th March to virtually a police state in two weeks. A few radio talk show hosts including Rush have been shocked how fast that happened.
    And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)

    85 They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
    Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

    Next up: garage sales increasing
    Posted by: My life is insanity

    I don't care how cheap it is, I ain't buying garage sale TP!

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (vd8XM)

    86 Texas

    23,666 tested
    1,731 cases
    23 deaths

    Stats:
    0.08% infection rate
    0.01% tested to infected rate
    0.1% death rate from infection
    0.0000768% death rate to population

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

    87 Now that the kids are being home schooled, the Bible can be put back on the curriculum.

    Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (NP5PC)

    88 Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (ZCEU2)

    89 Looks like it's going to be lots of rainy day fun inside the Dungeon of Discord.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (Dc2NZ)

    90 74

    WHAT did you do IN the Whore Grandpa?
    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (5IHGB)

    The things your Grandma would not!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

    91 Stats:
    0.08% infection rate
    0.01% tested to infected rate
    0.1% death rate from infection
    0.0000768% death rate to population

    MATH! I'm not even awake yet and you're doing math?

    Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (S/rwf)

    92 88 Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (ZCEU2)

    made some up!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

    93 So all of Russia still has less than 1270 cases..


    And, only 4 deaths.


    Yet I don't hear anyone suggesting that we follow the Russian protocols for this.Either they are amazingly successful at controlling this.

    Or completely full of shit.


    You decide.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (O4024)

    94 66. Comes a point the natives just have to shun them. Refuse them rervice unless they're in a bunny suit. Take their grocery order by phone and leave their bag on the curb outside the store. A town get quickly infected, as weirdflunky's post demonstrates.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:01 AM (UGWs/)

    95
    ", I ain't buying garage sale TP!"

    It's only been slightly used Bruce...

    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:01 AM (LfHBm)

    96 Am going to try by December to get back to the usual 50 rolls in house stock that always questioned why we need that many but now I know.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:02 AM (ZCEU2)

    97 PDT BAM!

    I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic, the president wrote. Yet your Governor, Gretchen Half Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesnt have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

    98 I ain't buying garage sale TP!"

    It's only been slightly used Bruce...
    Posted by: beanervt

    HA!
    If it's double ply, only the first ply was used

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (vd8XM)

    99 And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)


    I knew the powers-that-be were pricks. No surprises there. But honestly - I gotta' thank 'em.

    Because I truly appreciate how this has exposed all the goody-two-shoes, come on guys we've got to take this super serious people in my midst. Believe me - I've taken notice.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (pQplJ)

    100 >> Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.
    Posted by: Skip

    Still none around here. We're getting low on the stuff we put out on our counter for customers to use at point of sale. I did find the ingredients to make my own. Just not enough to last for long on the store counter.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:04 AM (Z/jzm)

    101 The Corporations helping out with shortages.

    Dodge Dildos : RAM TOUGH?

    KFC cheap toilet paper : Finger Licking GOOD !!!

    Lays Co. sex dolls : Bet you can't eat only one ?



    any more Morons?

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 07:04 AM (5IHGB)

    102
    Either they are amazingly successful at controlling this.

    Or completely full of shit.

    You decide.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (O4024)


    *rubs chin thoughtfully*

    Mmmmmm, I think I know which one.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (7rVsF)

    103 Did read that half whit gov was employee of Soros.

    Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (WX+x0)

    104 Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (Dc2NZ)

    105 Anybody know the number of flu related deaths we have had in February and March, so far?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (O4024)

    106 Remember the Boston bomber and how the whole city was shut down with "shelter in place" order for the manhunt of the two pathetic, scared terrorists? It always disturbed me how easily that was done with no push-back. And the "Yeah, but this is important, people can die!" response of the lemmings told me the govt could do whatever it wants anytime to us. After 40 years of creeping "nanny-state knows best" here we are under martial law and 70% (my estimate) of the country thinks that is just fine.

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (sGobE)

    107 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    -

    Find out what the exceptions are and be doing that.

    Grocery shopping is probably the best reason, but I doubt you'll be stopped. The cops probably don't have any interest in make work unless they are forced to do it.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (41rs/)

    108 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

    Yet refuse to test ANYONE for citizenship/Immigration status.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:07 AM (O4024)

    109 Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    He did promise "America First."

    Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

    110 Grocery shopping is probably the best reason, but I doubt you'll be stopped. The cops probably don't have any interest in make work unless they are forced to do it.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie

    Probably more concerned with stopping people that dare to be within the 6 foot "safety zone"
    Just to be seen doing something

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:09 AM (vd8XM)

    111 Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.

    Video of street dealers with gloves and masks conducting drug deals, in the open.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (O4024)

    112
    "h "shelter in place" order for the manhunt of the two pathetic,"
    That was because the Boston Cops hadn't had a good shoot out
    for a long time and they knew the lead would be flying because
    pent up cops free fire order...and lots of ammo to go thru....


    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (LfHBm)

    113 If it saves 1/10000ths of 1% of lives its worth the $16T in destruction of wealth!

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (41rs/)

    114 Not always sure looking up a store on line to see if its open is accurate. Under normal circumstances it might be but is it really now open?
    Showing my favorite donut shop to be open, so when I go on my scavenger hunt am going to stop by and see. I am sure they can use some business.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (ZCEU2)

    115 >>Anybody know the number of flu related deaths we have had in February and March, so far?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (O4024)

    2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
    https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (Z/jzm)

    116 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

    They're idiots. If they want to maximize panic - the last thing they should want is universal testing.

    The current selection bias maximizes fatality percentage. Universal testing will only drive down the infection rate as well as mortality rate.

    But - like I said - idiots.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (pQplJ)

    117 Probably more concerned with stopping people that dare to be within the 6 foot "safety zone"
    Just to be seen doing something

    -

    Ha. Put a mask on to drive and cough a lot when you're pulled over.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (41rs/)

    118 Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.
    Posted by: rhennigantx

    The Chinese lost count of the deaths. They were keeping track on an abacus, and Ping the new hire millennial thought it was an Etch a Sketch.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (vd8XM)

    119 108 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

    Yet refuse to test ANYONE for citizenship/Immigration status.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:07 AM (O4024)

    COVID cant vote!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

    120 Krak, your opening leads me to believe there's gold in Corona Survivor tee shirts.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (C1Lsn)

    121 Shit got real.


    https://nbcnews.to/3atpOxq

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (O4024)

    122 62. that's terrible, weirdflunky. I didn't take the bug seriously until my physician friend called and told me the viral load on a swab is ten times greater than that of the flu. She told me what it does to the lungs and asked if I wanted to see X-ray images. I said, 'no I'll take your word for it'

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (UGWs/)

    123 G'mornin' Horde !

    Out here among the cows and corn I have not seen any enforcement efforts at all. Bars and restaurants closed, gun stores open, grocery stores pretty much fully stocked, except TP is still in short supply, wtf ?


    Grim milestone dept reports we now have one case in the county.

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:13 AM (cqteU)

    124 VIA - wonder if some of the seasonal flu patents have got into the Wuhan virus stats, on the other hand suggested the other day this has taken over the seasonal flu, kind of like the squirrels muscling out the chipmunks for supremacy.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:13 AM (ZCEU2)

    125 ha!

    So, everybody who needs one will be able to get a ventilator?" Karl asked again.

    "Look, don't be a cutie pie. OK?" Trump responded. "Nobody's ever done what we've done. Nobody's done anything like we've been able to do."

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (JFO2v)

    126 When I were a lad I used to walk to school dying from Corona.

    Uphill.

    Both ways.

    In the snow!

    Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (hegD7)

    127 OK, this shut down order for my county allows bike shops to stay open (essential service) but no exception for an engineering office. LOL! It's like something out of the Onion.

    We are governed by PC idiots that want to kill us. But we already knew that.

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (sGobE)

    128 Oh, and good morning.

    *Cough*

    Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (hegD7)

    129 59 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.
    Posted by: Vic
    ______________

    We'll overlook it this one time.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (k4dH2)

    130 Saw somewhere stats speculating China has/ might have 800,000 cases. It is laughable the US has passed China.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (ZCEU2)

    131 128 Oh, and good morning.

    *Cough*
    Posted by: Robert



    MF'r...(puts on HAZMAT suit).

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (MVR7y)

    132 " 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
    https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz"


    Thank you for that link.

    If we drill down further into the data.


    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (O4024)

    133 U was struck? Oh the humanity.

    Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at March 28, 2020 07:17 AM (6H0QF)

    134 109 Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    He did promise "America First."

    Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.
    _________________

    She's so classy, isn't she? Smug, nasty bitch.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:17 AM (k4dH2)

    135
    "Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.




    Posted by: Village Idiot's"

    What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (sGobE)

    136 Vic don't fret it, there are only so many Wuhan virus stories out there, nothing else is happening.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (ZCEU2)

    137 132 " 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
    https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz"


    Thank you for that link.

    If we drill down further into the data.


    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (O4024)

    I did not look but guessing about 1000 death per week.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

    138 125 ha!

    So, everybody who needs one will be able to get a ventilator?" Karl asked again.

    "Look, don't be a cutie pie. OK?" Trump responded. "Nobody's ever done what we've done. Nobody's done anything like we've been able to do."
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (JFO2v)

    This was such a great moment. And you just know that Jon Karl has no idea why that's not a "serious question"--which he went on to say that it was.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (KXX3K)

    139 Road Blocks....show me your papers.
    Travel outside of your neighborhood, get permission from the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (JgA9e)

    140
    don't have to worry about the woodpecker this morning, with the rain & all

    Posted by: AltonJackson
    ...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
    at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (ceGvW)

    141 "What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?"

    City has hired the underutilized corner squeegee kids to hand out bag lunches.

    $50.00 per day.


    What ever happened to the demand for a 'Living Wage'

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (O4024)

    142 Power Line's week in pictures:

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/sxvzfr7

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (KXX3K)

    143 HillaryClinton
    He did promise "America First."

    -

    "If I were president this wouldn't be a problem."

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (41rs/)

    144 135
    "Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.




    Posted by: Village Idiot's"

    What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?
    Posted by: Ripley



    The Wire really was a documentary.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (MVR7y)

    145 We are living what can easily be written in a Zombie apocalypse book or movie as the beginning.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:21 AM (ZCEU2)

    146 "111 Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.

    Video of street dealers with gloves and masks conducting drug deals, in the open.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (O4024) "




    Thank you !

    That is so choice, I just can't even ! LOL !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:21 AM (cqteU)

    147 Abbott Labs has developed a test that can give virus results in 5 minutes. Going to send 50,000 units out every day, starting 4/1.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:22 AM (k4dH2)

    148 Influenza Deaths per Week for 2020

    407
    442
    429
    457
    433
    460
    466
    476
    525
    484
    365

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

    149 We are governed by PC idiots that want to kill us. But we already knew that.
    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (sGobE)


    I had long believed that PC had eliminated our national ability to effectively respond to any serious threat. 9/11 and now COVID has confirmed that belief for me.

    We lacked the will to respond to an islamic attack by striking back directly at the muslim world - and now we lack the will to isolate the groups that are spreading covid. We insist on uniform solutions for all instead of targeting the specific problem.

    We couldn't fight WW II now. We would insist on separating the NAZIs from the good germans.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (pQplJ)

    150 "116 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

    They're idiots. If they want to maximize panic - the last thing they should want is universal testing.

    The current selection bias maximizes fatality percentage. Universal testing will only drive down the infection rate as well as mortality rate.

    But - like I said - idiots.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (pQplJ)"




    Math is hard !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (cqteU)

    151 140
    don't have to worry about the woodpecker this morning, with the rain & all
    Posted by: AltonJackson
    ...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
    at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (ceGvW)

    peckerwoods will be more of a problem!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

    152 106. We got our first taste of police state when they sent a SWAT team, two drones, and an armored vehicle to extract a poor guy who just wanted to be left alone. I was blogging the event in real time, happened about four months ago I guess.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (UGWs/)

    153 lacked the will to respond to an islamic attack by striking back directly at the muslim world - and now we lack the will to isolate the groups that are spreading covid

    -

    And I guarantee that some sweeping PATRIOT Act bullsh*t to make us less free in ways that are completely unrelated to catching a cold are going to come from this.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:25 AM (41rs/)

    154 Don't forget with Pete Buttigieg as President, selling drugs on your street corner would be no problem, as long as you practice social distancing and wear gloves and masks.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:26 AM (JgA9e)

    155 I'd better get downstairs, I hear mom getting up.

    Hope this is not going to be one of her extremely crazy days. Fingers crossed!

    Later, all

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:26 AM (Z/jzm)

    156 hiya

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (arJlL)

    157 Rhode Island seems to have a plan.

    https://bloom.bg/2UogEg2

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (O4024)

    158 Forgot to look at Powerline this morning, too funny

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (ZCEU2)

    159 My bunch is stirring, too. Y'all have fun.

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (41rs/)

    160 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

    Posted by: krakatoa

    Which one ?

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (arJlL)

    161 Hahaha. My local ' closed ' gin mill let's us sit on stools 6 feet apart.

    Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (6H0QF)

    162 Looking forward to the collision between an approved Woo-Flu vaccine...


    And the anti-vaxer's.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:29 AM (O4024)

    163 We got our first taste of police state when they sent a SWAT team, two drones, and an armored vehicle to extract a poor guy who just wanted to be left alone.

    But as long as those brave officers made it home to their families, it was all worth it. Thats all that matters.

    *plays Lee Greenwood, holds up lighter*

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:29 AM (pQplJ)

    164 Saw Trevor Loudon's documentary "The Enemies Within" last night. Not that I didn't know most of this, but still chilling to see it all at once.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (nhgiS)

    165 Did I tell you about the time I stubbed my toe in the NOVEL Corona times,not the OLDE Passe corona times. Well did I?

    Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (5IHGB)


    Oh fuck. That almost made sense.

    I'm losing it, ain't I? Be blunt.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (Z4rgH)

    166 Ripley if your engineering office supports critical infrastructure you're good. Even IT is deemed 'life sustaining' in PA. Your gov. should have the list online. Look for the applications associated with your engineering biz.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (UGWs/)

    167
    Speaking of drones, anybody here with experience? I got a $500 budget, currently looking at the Mavic Mini or the FiMi X8 SE, primary consideration is as a camera platform.
    I'm leaning towards the Mini if there's any hope of software updates for it. DJI good along those lines?

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (sH4ct)

    168 Here in upstate 300 miles from NYC we have had 4 deaths so far. One person from Italy and 3 from NYC. I grew up in the Catskill mountains, and my relatives are worried, as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)

    169 167

    look at wirecutter reviews

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

    170 Powerline Week in Pictures:

    https://tinyurl.com/sxvzfr7


    I like the suggestion that they mock up an Oval Office For Joe Biden and tell him he won.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:33 AM (Dc2NZ)

    171 109 Hillary Clinton
    @HillaryClinton
    He did promise "America First."

    Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases.
    ______________

    We don't have the most cases per capita, which is the number that counts. We have a lot of cases because we're a big country, but we not only have fewer infections per capita, we also have one of the lowest rates of deaths from the virus.

    But you gotta love that Hillary. Her sneering satisfaction over the number of virus deaths in the U.S. is the sign of a true patriot!

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)

    172 32 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

    You too? Damn. It's a small world.
    Posted by: Tuna

    And then went to Woodstock
    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

    ok boomers

    Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (cknjq)

    "ok boomers"?

    Ten four, Tide Pod!

    Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (zV/fi)

    173 Gooshy - How much ordance are you looking for it to carry?

    Hellfires or .223 miniguns maybe?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (ZCEU2)

    174 Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.--
    I don't think that is the right tool...

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (dQF3z)

    175 84 We have gone from normal on 12th March to virtually a police state in two weeks. A few radio talk show hosts including Rush have been shocked how fast that happened.
    And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)

    I have been thinking this, as well.

    Just wondering.... are we ever going to be free again?

    I mean, how do you ever know if might have some kind of virus before you show symptoms? They all work like that.

    And yes, I'm one of those people who think they might have had it in late Jan./early Feb. Came out of nowhere, right to the bronchs, fever, really sick for a week, cough that scared my husband, doctor, cherritussin, albuterol inhaler, still not really feeling great, then I had a UTI, took a long course of antibiotics, and finally started to feel better after that. I described it to someone at work as if I had just woken up after almost a month.

    Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (65i3Q)

    176
    Oh fuck. That almost made sense.
    I'm losing it, ain't I? Be blunt.
    Posted by: GnuBreed

    Nah, you're fine. It's just "the saf effect" kicking in.
    Boy, I remember the first time he made sense to me. Just remember to breathe.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (sH4ct)

    177 ... I grew up in the Catskill mountains, and my relatives are worried, as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)


    Hey Colin. Are you the author of many an AT articles?

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:36 AM (Z4rgH)

    178 But you gotta love that Hillary. Her sneering satisfaction over the number of virus deaths in the U.S. is the sign of a true patriot!
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)


    I take satisfaction in the knowledge that one day I'll be able to hoist a cold beer in celebration of her departure from this mortal coil.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (pQplJ)

    179 If you live in a blue state, your leadership wants you to get sick and die. That is your greatest usefulness to them and the cause.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (nhgiS)

    180
    Hellfires or .223 miniguns maybe?
    Posted by: Skip

    Uhm....Vulcan cannon would be nice.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (sH4ct)

    181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

    182 Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

    Stay safe Eris !

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (arJlL)

    183
    "as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.


    Posted by: Colin"
    That's our problem here across the lake.... city peeps are invading and
    bringing the bug.. we should set up a citizens patrol and start shooting them as they cross the bridge..

    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (LfHBm)

    184
    Her Majesty and I went to Kroger last night. No paper products or cleansers, canned goods and bread somewhat picked over, not much bottled water. The store was otherwise well stocked with plenty of meat, eggs, veggies and dairy products. Not too crowded either.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (7rVsF)

    185
    First day of a promised two days of rain. Indoor chores beckon.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (pNxlR)

    186 :Ripley if your engineering office supports critical
    infrastructure you're good. Even IT is deemed 'life sustaining' in PA.
    Your gov. should have the list online. Look for the applications
    associated with your engineering biz.
    Posted by: kallisto"


    We provide engineering design for new construction. It is a county order so not as detailed as state order. I can probably get by under the Logistics and Tech Support exception I found since we get calls with questions from the contractors. That is my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (sGobE)

    187 Tyrants gonna tyrant: https://tinyurl.com/u7nf5a4

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (Xesvh)

    188
    Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

    Over-achiever.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (sH4ct)

    189 Michigan Gov playing politics with your life!

    March 24, 2020
    TO: Licensed Prescribers & Dispensers
    RE: Reminder of Appropriate Prescribing and Dispensing
    Dear Licensed Prescribers and Dispensers:
    The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has received multiple allegations of
    Michigan physicians inappropriately prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to
    themselves, family, friends, and/or coworkers without a legitimate medical purpose.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (JFO2v)

    190 Heard rumors that Ol' Gretch might shutdown the schools for the rest of the year

    Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (/6GbT)

    191 176 Gooshy, you must be a real genius. I look at saf's posts and think about how the Bletchley Park codebreakers would call it quits and go for a pint or six.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (C1Lsn)

    192 mornin yall. Birds are singing, the Sun is coming up, temp 67. Good day to shelter in place.

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (Tnijr)

    193 181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
    Posted by: rhennigantx



    Cuban rum?

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (MVR7y)

    194
    181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)


    It's fish tank cleaner.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (pNxlR)

    195

    It had it's place, HB.

    All three major sports for me.
    Baseball started it.
    Dizzy and Pee Wee doing the game of the week.
    Cardinals vs Yankees W.S.

    Saw that Yankees team play KC when I was 10.

    Heh!! Put the fone down for a while, came back to discover,,,,

    I hadn't hit post.
    That would be the Mantle, Maris, and such Yankees.
    My eyes were big as pie plates for three days after.

    Excellence

    Indeed. The things the great ones can do?

    Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:41 AM (xcF3W)

    196
    First it was Philly refugees, now NY?
    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)


    "You cracker losers should be delighted to catch this disease from us sophisticated New Yorkers! Where can I get a pastrami sandwich around this godforsaken place?"

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:42 AM (7rVsF)

    197 ...so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.
    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)
    ~~~~~

    We've got a similar problem here at the Shore. Pretty much everyone who has a vacation home here has come down already, and now we have a whole new influx of NYers who are renting summer cottages on a short term basis. A few towns have already banned these short term rentals, but not my town as yet.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 07:42 AM (sGotD)

    198 @34
    The little discussed consequence of the general shutdown of economic activity across America is the massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.

    Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)

    199 187 Tyrants gonna tyrant: https://tinyurl.com/u7nf5a4
    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (Xesvh)

    Except when they let criminals roam free!

    In July 2014, Garcetti announced the Los Angeles Police Department would stop honoring most federal requests for detaining arrestees so they can be investigated for deportation.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (JFO2v)

    200 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they
    driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving
    fines or just sending people home?



    Rev drives back and forth everyday between two shut-down states - Wisconsin to Illinois and back. Never been pulled over.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (lwiT4)

    201 shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.


    Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)
    Comrade, the beast must be fed

    Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (/6GbT)

    202 Hey Colin. Are you the author of many an AT articles?

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:36 AM (Z4rgH)

    No....not me. And I didn't play football.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (JgA9e)

    203 The little discussed consequence of the general shutdown of economic activity across America is the massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.
    Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)


    Sure - but RI is going to start hunting down NYC refugees like dogs.

    I say - totally worth it.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (pQplJ)

    204 It was bad enough when blue shithole escapees brought their commie attitudes. Now they're bringing actual physical disease. AND their health officials are essentially encouraging them to go out and infect the world.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:46 AM (UGWs/)

    205
    Posted by: bill in arkansas

    Don't get me wrong; I only get about 1 of 100 of saf's posts! The trick is to not think you're going crazy when it happens.

    Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (sH4ct)

    206 "massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases"

    We are all in this together, Comrade.

    Posted by: Comrade freaked at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (Tnijr)

    207

    Saw the list HB.

    Nice.

    It was really tough leaving Julius and a couple others of yours off of mine.

    First ones off the bench.

    Yeah, we're gonna give you guys a break and sit Larry for a few.
    How's the Doc coming in for him sound?

    Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (xcF3W)

    208 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

    209 81 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

    It's fish tank cleaner.
    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

    With a little Chinese drywall mixed in

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)

    210 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
    Posted by: grammie winger

    Are you playing Password ?

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (arJlL)

    211 203 I never would have guessed that halfwit Rhode Island Governor would come up with that program. She seems more like the open arms, all are welcome type. Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (C1Lsn)

    212 208 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

    not required with social distancing

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (JFO2v)

    213 Our beloved Governor Cuomo has warned school districts he may have to cut aid. How dare he!How about banning those made in China cloth bags we all have to use now, shopping. Some stores here have told customers not to use them....As they are supposedly washable, but people aren't doing it, as its hand wash only, no dryer. State fine is 250 dollars per violation. (Unless you illegal)

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (JgA9e)

    214

    Out again for awhile.

    Hold down the fort.

    Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (xcF3W)

    215 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)


    With bottled water?

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (vd8XM)

    216 Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.
    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (C1Lsn)


    I wonder if those fucks understand yet just how much they are despised in certain parts of the country.

    Next up - Californians.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (pQplJ)

    217 Hadrian - the NYC locusts who landed in Lancaster Co. are actually shocked and outraged they can't get a pastrami sandwich at the neighborhood luncheonette. Wait til they find out it's closed on Sunday.

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (UGWs/)

    218 Buen dia dear morons.

    People are telling me I look tired. I actually fell asleep while eating dinner last night.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (EZebt)

    219 https://futurism.com/the-byte/something-leaking-out-uranus

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

    220 "It's fish tank cleaner."

    common pleco?????

    Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:56 AM (LfHBm)

    221
    With a little Chinese drywall mixed in
    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)


    Formaldehyde-laced wood is how they stopped this in its tracks in Wuhan. No more cases! None!

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:57 AM (7rVsF)

    222 Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.
    --
    Sorry, misunderstood.

    You need your tiller for your raised beds.

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (dQF3z)

    223 At least the local Waffle House is open for to-go orders.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (O4024)

    224 I learned something about Pythagorean Astronomy and Uranus the other day

    The world is divided into three concentric portions. The periphery or outer rim is Olympus, where all is perfection and where the gods dwell. Between Olympus and the moon is Cosmos, where all is orderly and all movements are in circles. Between the moon and the central fire is the region called Uranus, where all is disorderly and the movements are up and down. The earth is in this lower section of disorder, and moves in a transparent globular shell like the celestial bodies around the central fire.

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (Tnijr)

    225
    Now streaming the Naiades Overture by William Sterndale Bennett. Life goes on.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (7rVsF)

    226 Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.
    Posted by: bill in arkansas

    With no toilet paper !

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (arJlL)

    227 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (Tnijr)

    228 216 The only out of state plates you see around here are OK and maybe MO. This area might be a "better keep moving" zone for the Typhoid Marys.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:00 AM (C1Lsn)

    229 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (Tnijr)


    Correct.

    Posted by: Brian Dennehy at March 28, 2020 08:00 AM (pQplJ)

    230 Psalms when you feel overwhelmed:

    25. 69. 142

    Psalms when you feel trapped:

    7, 17, 42. 88, 142

    Psalm when you feel worried:

    37


    Psalm when you want courage::

    11, 42

    Psalms when you want Perspective:

    2, 11

    Psalms when you want hope:

    16,17, 18, 23, 27

    Great all around Psalm-besides 23, of course:

    Psalm 40

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (WI7YS)

    231 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
    Posted by: freaked

    And Jupiter aligns with Mars.

    Nope we need a shorter first line.

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (vd8XM)

    232 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
    Posted by: freaked

    Not my anus !

    "Homey don't play dat !"

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (arJlL)

    233 Nope we need a shorter first line.--That's what she said at Walmart last night

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (dQF3z)

    234 218 - SF Psycho, are you a health care worker?

    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (UGWs/)

    235 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!

    The embargo is their cure.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (n6bs1)

    236 https://tinyurl.com/urjb35v

    From the Abbott website

    Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

    A new molecularpoint-of-care teat can deliver positive results in as little as 5 minutes and negative results in doctor's offices and urgent care centers.

    They are ramping up to deliver 50,000 tests per day beginning next week.

    They also have a SARS0-CoV-2 test for centralized labs

    Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.

    Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)

    237 Psalms when you feel overwhelmed:

    25. 69. 142

    Psalms when you feel trapped:

    7, 17, 42. 88, 142

    Psalm when you feel worried:

    37


    Psalm when you want courage::

    11, 42

    Psalms when you want Perspective:

    2, 11

    Psalms when you want hope:

    16,17, 18, 23, 27

    Great all around Psalm-besides 23, of course:

    Psalm 40
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke

    How come you didn't mention this stuff when you sent me out to look at the moon in my underwear during a blizzard ?

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

    238 So is Rhode Island gonna build a wall?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (O4024)

    239 A new molecularpoint-of-care teat


    Wet Nurses to the rescue!

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (vd8XM)

    240 "A new molecularpoint-of-care teat "

    I want one.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:05 AM (O4024)

    241 https://tinyurl.com/vyhxl7h

    Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:05 AM (EMi53)

    242 State's closed.


    Trooper out front should have told you.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (O4024)

    243 Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.
    Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)


    Too little too late. We'll all be dead by then.

    * chugs fish tank cleaner *

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (pQplJ)

    244 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)

    What a tweet of Hillary to send out! We prayed for her this morning.

    Women needs a heart transplant-not a literal one, perhaps. but a spiritual one opening the eyes of her heart so that she might be able to lay down her anger and bitterness and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (WI7YS)

    245 236 Always amazing when American industry gets up steam. Also amazing we have a President who is not afraid to use cudgels at his disposal, like the DPA.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:07 AM (C1Lsn)

    246 Got a 4 lb rack of beef ribs going in smoker at 0900!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (JFO2v)

    247 A point of care teat? Oh, yummy!

    Posted by: JEM at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (8erNz)

    248 I missed the back story.

    Was General Motors pulling a Dick-Move?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (O4024)

    249 Is Joe giving daily updates from his basement still. Haven't heard mush from him this week?

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:09 AM (JgA9e)

    250 A point of care teat? Oh, yummy!
    Posted by: JEM at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (8erNz)


    I can't thank the Chinese enough.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:09 AM (pQplJ)

    251 I missed the back story.
    Was General Motors pulling a Dick-Move?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (O4024)
    ~~~~~

    They were haggling over price, and then reduced the number they would make from 40,000 to 6,000.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:10 AM (sGotD)

    252 236 https://tinyurl.com/urjb35v

    From the Abbott website

    Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

    A new molecularpoint-of-care teat can deliver positive results in as little as 5 minutes and negative results in doctor's offices and urgent care centers.

    They are ramping up to deliver 50,000 tests per day beginning next week.

    They also have a SARS0-CoV-2 test for centralized labs

    Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.
    Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)

    As I understand to get tested must be NEGATIVE for flu and have >100 degree temp.

    Positive rate in Texas is 0.01% tested to infected rate.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:10 AM (JFO2v)

    253 From the Abbott website
    Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

    Amazing what can be done when they actually know what to be looking for and fighting

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:11 AM (vd8XM)

    254 Starting to see discussion amongst the smart set that a global supply chain is maybe not a good idea for either health products or national defense.


    Sounds almost Trumpian.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:12 AM (O4024)

    255 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.
    Posted by krakatoa at 06:00 AM Comments

    Reminds of me watching Roosevelt give those inspirational fireside chats on the TV!

    Posted by: Big Joey Bribem at March 28, 2020 08:13 AM (BiNEL)

    256 Your daily quarantine workout video is Thundercats Live Spectacular!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11zNIoTM2pE

    Los felinos cosmicos!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 08:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

    257 Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

    Now it's a blizzard you were out in your underwear in, huh?. This story gets bigger by the minute. LOL I didn't give you the above psalms, JT, because you were to contemplate the beauty of nature-but not in your underwear. Psalm 8:3-6 among others talks about the moon.

    Stay well and keep maintaining your sense of humor. Humor is a great gift from the Lord,

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:14 AM (WI7YS)

    258 Okay, time to do some stuff...

    BBL

    Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (vd8XM)

    259 Heard from my cardiologist yesterday. I'm not at an elevated risk of suffering should I catch the virus because of my meds so I'm planning to go to work full time next week. Since I'm in defense industry, I got an exemotion.

    Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (VcFUs)

    260 CDC complete failure
    FDA complete failure
    NIH complete failure

    Proof positive that SJWhoring destroys any Govt mission.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (JFO2v)

    261 WTAF is exemption? Exemption.

    Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:18 AM (VcFUs)

    262 Proof positive that SJWhoring destroys any Govt mission.
    Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (JFO2v)


    Any bureaucracy, over time, will always shit-can its original purpose and simply seek to ensure its own existence.

    We say that here, all the time. Why then are we always surprised when it happens ?

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (pQplJ)

    263
    I got an exemotion.
    Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (VcFUs)


    Too much gin on your Wheaties this morning?

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (7rVsF)

    264 Autocucomber for the win. E x e m o t I o n. Now why did it choose that when I entered exemption?

    Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (VcFUs)

    265 Did I really se Cuomo say on national TV that he was going to end Planned Parenthood, no matter the cost?


    That was my take-away from "No matter what the cost-if it saves a single life" that he was blathering.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (O4024)

    266 259 264 Exemotion, a Billboard top ten song by Little Eva. Very popular in 1962 with the boys in Nam, right before their return, only to see Kennedy shot.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:22 AM (C1Lsn)

    267 So Michigan is trending on Twitter this morning. Everyone blaming President Trump for "causing deaths in Michigan". *sigh*

    Bill Kristol
    9h
    Sure looks like Trump and his operatives fear Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer as Biden's VP pick.


    wyozach
    8h
    Hey,
    at_realDonaldTrump
    , this is what a true president does when someone who says mean things about him asks for help in a crisis. He gives it. You just lost Michigan in November because you're a crybaby. Their deaths are on your hands.
    [Picture of Obama with Chris Christie]
    2,700 'likes'


    Michael McFaul
    8h
    It's not only troubling that our president publicly pleas for appreciation for doing his job (what CEO, general, director, leader does that?), but whatever resources he provides to Michigan is paid for with OUR money, not his, & w/ debt to be paid by our kids & grandkids, not him
    5,000 'likes'


    Ben Rhodes
    8h
    It will be GREAT when Michigan ends the Trump presidency in November.

    Donald J. Trump
    9h
    I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen "Half" Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn't have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA
    6,100 'likes'


    Chidi
    9h
    Replying to
    at_realDonaldTrump
    This sociopath is willing to let people in Michigan die just to score some cheap political points. I do hope Michigan remembers this barbarism.
    5,600 'likes'


    And on and on and on...

    And then there are people retweeting this article from CrainsDetroit stating Whitmer is accusing the Feds of telling vendors not to ship medical supplies to Michigan

    https://bit.ly/2UpTuG9

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:23 AM (Do5/p)

    268 What a tweet of Hillary to send out! We prayed for her this morning.

    Women needs a heart transplant-not a literal one, perhaps. but a spiritual one opening the eyes of her heart so that she might be able to lay down her anger and bitterness and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke
    ______________

    It's nice of you to try, but I think she's beyond help.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (k4dH2)

    269 @realDonaldTrump 9 minutes ago

    So much of the Lamestream Media is writing and broadcasting stories with facts that are made up and knowingly wrong. They are doing it by quoting unnamed sources that simply do not exist. These are very dangerous & corrupt people, who will do anything to win. NAME YOUR SOURCES!


    I'm pretty sure Trump really doesn't sleep....

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (cF8AT)

    270 $1B for Obamaphones



    -



    Hahaha



    Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)


    That ought to help the people and businesses who are affected by this. We kicked England out of here for far less than what our government does

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (WuUfi)

    271 Cuomo is working hard to be the drop in Presidential Candidate. Trying to look strong, decisive, and Presidential. Many in the press now are kissing his ass, promoting him. Somehow I doubt he could carry his own state.

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (JgA9e)

    272 Any idea of the number of current patients in the US who require a ventilator?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (O4024)

    273 Morning, friends. I'm on "spring break" after virtual teaching for two weeks. In my opinion, it's a whole lot of work for not much outcome. You can't hand a kid a piece of paper and then collect it, so you have to come up with ways of getting work to prove they learned something from the lessons I assign. I did zoom with my homeroom kids this week and it was great to see them. They, of course, are zooming each other all the time and have found multiple ways of having fun, including PLAYING OUTSIDE! That's one good outcome of this idiocy. Our governor says our state can't go back to school until May 1st. Bet he cancels the rest of the year.

    Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (Vf4Y7)

    274 Kylie Minogue enjoyed a bit of success with her remake of Exomotion.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (pQplJ)

    275 The nuggets of wisdom, comfort, humor and blessing in Twitter are few and far between.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:26 AM (WI7YS)

    276 Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

    Now it's a blizzard you were out in your underwear in, huh?. This story gets bigger by the minute. LOL I didn't give you the above psalms, JT, because you were to contemplate the beauty of nature-but not in your underwear. Psalm 8:3-6 among others talks about the moon.

    Stay well and keep maintaining your sense of humor. Humor is a great gift from the Lord,
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke

    Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:26 AM (arJlL)

    277 Somehow I doubt he could carry his own state.
    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (JgA9e)


    Gotta' be tough to vote for any NY candidate while hiding in an attic in Providence.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (pQplJ)

    278 Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)
    ~~~~~

    Pretty sure the stimulus money is not taxed.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (sGotD)

    279 >Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they
    driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving
    fines or just sending people home?


    doesn't look like it around here
    yesterday I saw traffic on the streets and people out on foot
    and this area is under triple 3-ply stay-at-home order: city, county, and state

    plus this area's drivers are woefully unskilled- always driving their cars into houses or creeks or other cars- police are kept pretty busy

    Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (iTXRQ)

    280 Hello! I must have missed the Michigan drama..is some half wit local politician trying to mean girl the WH admin?

    Posted by: IC at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (sYDum)

    281 Had to replace a printer this week.

    So at the big box office supply store, they offered a $50.00 rebate for trading in an old printer, even if it didn't work.

    Not having an old printer to trade in, I asked the 20-something salesperson if I were to present a used ball point pen, and state that it self identified as a printer, could I get the rebate.

    His answer was, oddly enough...

    Under the new rules of society, I guess you could.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (O4024)

    282
    There are "essential" business/workers so there are people out and about here. And you can still drive to stores and to take care of family members. Companies have been giving papers to employees that state they work for an essential business in case they are stopped. It's all very creepy.

    Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (Z/jzm)

    I have one of those papers. It's not in my car. Because fuck them is why.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (B95HO)

    283 Spring break hmmm, this going to be a yearly event once the Leftists rediscover seasonal flu deaths between 15,000 and 25,000?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (ZCEU2)

    284 Starting to see discussion amongst the smart set that a global supply chain is maybe not a good idea for either health products or national defense.


    Sounds almost Trumpian.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:12 AM (O4024)


    Producing low cost consumer goods half way around the world would be competitive with producing locally. In itself I'd think the idea would be dismissed without further consideration.

    What bizarre economic conditions would make such an idea worthy of consideration?

    I think, just maybe, let's jack up local regulations, taxes, and other overhead to more than double the cost of local products... why that is functionally equivalent to a 100%+ tariff on local goods!

    Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (1g7ch)

    285 272 Any idea of the number of current patients in the US who require a ventilator?
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (O4024)

    I wish Jon Karl would look into that.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (KXX3K)

    286 Author and Christian pastor Max Lucado talks about having clam in the midst of coronavirus anxiety. This was actually one of the good things that originally came from Twitter:

    https://tinyurl.com/syhug8q

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (WI7YS)

    287 Pretty sure the stimulus money is not taxed.
    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (sGotD)

    It is if it counts as income.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (B95HO)

    288 Morning all

    And a good morning to all my shipmates packing their bags this morning

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (85Gof)

    289 You know how the Trump rallys do the Rolling Stones song as the walk-out-of-the-arena mood piece?

    Well, here is what it ought to be, for his Wuhan Fluvan pressers, we bring you Jason Mraz, live from Darrel Hall's place in London:

    I WON"T GIVE UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGY8BQ5N9wA&loop=0

    Standard tuning on your guitar. G D G D G D Bm A You''ll figure it out.

    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (+fPHo)

    290 "It is if it counts as income."

    I think they consider it 'stimulus', not income.



    Or maybe 'gift'.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (O4024)

    291 286-Not "clam" CALM. CALM. At least some of my typos are funny .

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (WI7YS)

    292
    Author and Christian pastor Max Lucado talks about having clam in the midst of coronavirus anxiety.

    Oooh, I like clams!

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (7rVsF)

    293 I need to get one of those thingamajigs I can bolt to the front of my truck to push the heaps of dead bodies out of the way on the trip to the store.

    Like the trains have.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (Z+IKu)

    294 Or maybe 'gift'.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (O4024)

    A "Gift"? Giving me back my own money? A Gift? LOL

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (85Gof)

    295 "And a good morning to all my shipmates packing their bags this morning"

    I'm guessing that Walter Reed/Bethesda is gonna be an interesting place.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (O4024)

    296 I did zoom with my homeroom kids this week and it
    was great to see them. They, of course, are zooming each other all the
    time and have found multiple ways of having fun, including PLAYING
    OUTSIDE!

    Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (Vf4Y7)


    Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)

    297 Still no massive piles of homeless dead bodies stacking up under the urban overpasses?



    I wonder why that is.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (O4024)

    298 290 I think the classification is "benefit".SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)

    299 The two things we have going for us in this "crisis" -- Trump, and the hyper-aggressive incompetence of the democrats.

    Still, I can't see how the Left will ever let this end.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (H8QX8)

    300 Seen many here and elsewhere thinking they might have had the Wuhan earlier than the general outbreak, if ypu were kissing Chinese girls well... But seriously is this Wuhan much different in symptoms than the seasonal flu? Heard a friend of family had the seasonal flu a couple weeks ago so know its out there.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (ZCEU2)

    301 Here's an article from BI (I know.) I also heard it on Maria Bartiromo's show.

    "The government stimulus checks soon coming to millions of Americans will be tax-free"

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/ve5dzkp

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (sGotD)

    302 Oooh, I like clams!

    All my best stories revolve around chasing clams.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:35 AM (pQplJ)

    303 NGU - keep seeing reports of small outbreaks on navy ships, sure the navy can handle young fit sailors getting it without to much trouble.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (ZCEU2)

    304 So I haven't been following this. Why did the Governor of MI say to/about Trump?. I think generally, he doesn't strike out unless somebody does it first. You say to the President if you need help "President Trump, this is the situation in MI. We need your help" and when he provides it she should say: "Thanks for your help and leadership. We appreciate it." This does not seem like rocket science to me.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (WI7YS)

    305 A new molecularpoint-of-care teat
    --
    Where can I get one of these?

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (dQF3z)

    306 " need to get one of those thingamajigs I can bolt to the front of my truck to push the heaps of dead bodies out of the way on the trip to the store. "

    Corpsecatcher

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (Tnijr)

    307 "All my best stories revolve around chasing clams."

    Can I interest you in a ballad?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N920UYc3Y0

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (O4024)

    308 Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.
    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)


    Using it isn't hard. The hard part is learning what to take from the images it shows you. Zoom always speaks truth, but in riddle and symbol.

    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (t+qrx)

    309 301 Here's an article from BI (I know.) I also heard it on Maria Bartiromo's show.

    "The government stimulus checks soon coming to millions of Americans will be tax-free"

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/ve5dzkp
    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (sGotD)

    Thanks. It's been hard, for me, to find that answer.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (KXX3K)

    310 Will those getting social security be eligible to receive the $1,200? Asking for a friend.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (U/qYA)

    311 But seriously is this Wuhan much different in symptoms than the seasonal flu? Heard a friend of family had the seasonal flu a couple weeks ago so know its out there.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (ZCEU2)
    -----
    Supposedly, it really thrashes your lungs.

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:39 AM (g8Yc+)

    312 Will those getting social security be eligible to receive the $1,200? Asking for a friend.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (U/qYA)


    My understanding is yes.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:39 AM (lwiT4)

    313 It struck me today that starting in the next couple months, we'll be
    bombarded with tales from people about how they almost died from the
    2019 corona virus.




    We already have stories of our brave celebutards who have tested positive for it and are bravely sitting at home with no symptoms. They make it like they have survived the Bataan Death March

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (WuUfi)

    314 So, I just got here and the first thing I read is about chasing clams. And I think, should I go back and try and figure out how they all got there or just drink my coffee and hope some new topic will come up that I can relate to as I have never chased clams.

    Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (QzF6i)

    315 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM

    https://bit.ly/3by1TwY

    This is a Facebook post put up by the local (Michigan) Police Dept that is riling people up around here. Considering our 'stay-at-home' order has a ton of exceptions for 'essential' workers as well as going out to get groceries and food and supplies, etc.

    Oxford Police updated their status.
    March 25 at 6:41 PM


    If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. People are encouraged to take a walk or bike and enjoy the fresh air but with your own family. We are concerned at the amount of cars on the roads making unnecessary travel and visitations. Please for the sake of our first responders, STAY HOME OR STAY ACTIVE BUT WITH ONLY THOSE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD!! You are putting your officers and first responders at risk and enforcement may become necessary if people can't obey the order of the Governor. Violation of the Executive order is a misdemeanor if you can't police yourself. MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3)

    First reply to this:

    Melissa Hanks Ketchel
    Enforcement of what exactly? Half the town is encouraging people to still get carry out from local restaurants and the police department is saying too many cars are out driving around. How is one to determine what the cars are doing? Making unnecessary trips and visitations.. is this some kind of psychic power?

    The last line of this post is the most Barney Fife thing I have seen in awhile.

    Oxford Police
    Melissa Hanks Ketchel LOL! Carry out is considered essential for food but yeah I get it. We are just trying to reduce the amount of traffic as possible. Be safe, thank you.


    Nicole Osvath
    Why is it ok to go for a walk or bike ride where you might not be 6 feet away, but not a drive in your car where you'll definitely be 6 feet away. Oakland County said they are not pulling people over.

    Oxford Police
    Kristi Steinhour we are just simply trying to get people to stay home and have less risk of first responders having to come to your aide. Simply the more people out, the more the risk for us and others. Arguing over this seems silly. There is an executive order that will be enforced if necessary but we are trying to avoid that and just because another agency may operate differently that doesn't mean we will.
    Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
    Stay safe, thank you.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)

    316 WTAF is exemption? Exemption.--
    Ha! Misspelled the misspelling!

    Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (dQF3z)

    317 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

    Now to read the thread.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (2JVJo)

    318 283
    Spring break hmmm, this going to be a yearly event once the Leftists rediscover seasonal flu deaths between 15,000 and 25,000?

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (ZCEU2)

    ---
    Enough already.

    Michigan has 90 dead in less than a fortnight. The metro Detroit hospitals are overwhelmed because this is *in addition* to everything else.

    If we had car accidents produce 90 dead and hundreds injured in ten days, the State Police could close the highways.

    The Detroit riot killed 43 people in five days and brought in federal troops to stop it.

    This is serious stuff.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

    319 "We already have stories of our brave celebutards who have tested positive for it and are bravely sitting at home with no symptoms. They make it like they have survived the Bataan Death March"

    Not to mention, all the famous female actors who are posting selfies of themselves without make-up.

    In solidarity with the downtrodden.


    we shall over-come...

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (O4024)

    320 My favorite psalm is, I think, 51 - "A broken and a contrite heart, o Lord, You will not despise."

    Fixing to brave the grocery store for ourselves and also my parents - my dad is finally home!!!

    Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

    321 Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (QzF6i)

    They were goofing on my typo-which are a good source of amusement, I realize. It was supposed to be typed as "calm".

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (WI7YS)

    322 @realDonaldTrump 8 minutes ago

    One of the reasons that Fake News has become so prevalent & far reaching is the fact that corrupt "journalists" base their stories on SOURCES that they make up in order to totally distort a narrative or story. When you see, "five sources say", don't believe the story, it is....

    ....very often FAKE NEWS. Lamestream Media should be forced to reveal sources, very much as they did in the long ago past. If they did that, the media would be trusted again, and Fake News would largely be a thing if the past!

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (cF8AT)

    323 310 I take it hearing Sen Pat Toomey on radio everyone, somehow step grading downward over 75,000 in income. $1,100 per person, $500 for dependent children and includes everyone who is still working now as well as those waiting for paychecks owed and those getting no income from this period.

    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (ZCEU2)

    324 310 Yes. Social Security will be working in conjunction with the IRS providing info as to income and household size. This will apply, also, to recipients who don't file due to low income, and they will receive it. Direct deposit will use account and routing number provided for the recipient's monthly benefit check.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (C1Lsn)

    325 Corpsecatcher
    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (Tnijr)

    That's it!.....Thanks freaked!

    I will see if Amazon has them.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (Z+IKu)

    326 > Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
    Stay safe, thank you.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)


    This is the most passive-aggressive thing I've ever seen from a (notional) law enforcement agency.

    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (t+qrx)

    327 Always fun to watch Leslie Nielsen play the president....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFm-KZgioX8

    Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (JgA9e)

    328 Hi Grammie. I didn't find it hard to hook up. I just went to the website and signed up. Then I scheduled a meeting and sent my class an invitation from the meeting page. I should have one of my sixth graders talk to you. They were putting virtual images of themselves up when we chatted. Show-offs!

    Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (Vf4Y7)

    329 keep seeing reports of small outbreaks on navy ships, sure the navy can handle young fit sailors getting it without to much trouble.
    Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (ZCEU2)

    Yes but it is going to disrupt normal operations. And my major concern right now, is not if but when both the Mercy and Comfort will be effected.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (85Gof)

    330 Thanks, grammie winger.
    Good magic 8 ball style delivery too.


    Ahhh, L A sheriff has fiat closed gun stores, so tbere goes that idea.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (U/qYA)

    331 Grammie-Zoom is easy. How I know is-Even I was able to do it ha!

    Posted by: AnnaS at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (l4l/z)

    332 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

    Yes, that is nice. There are many very nice psalms. I am glad that your dad is finally home.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (WI7YS)

    333 @USNavy

    #ICYMI: The #USNavy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in the Port of Los Angeles to serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. #USNSMercy deployed in support of the nation's #COVID19 response efforts.

    Pics: https://tinyurl.com/stl8l4f

    My goodness, that thing is ginormous!

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (cF8AT)

    334 That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.

    We will rule the interwebs together !!!

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

    335 ....very often FAKE NEWS. Lamestream Media should be
    forced to reveal sources, very much as they did in the long ago past.
    If they did that, the media would be trusted again, and Fake News would
    largely be a thing if the past!

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (cF8AT)

    ---
    The old rule was you could use an anonymous source, but *only* if you had someone go on the record to confirm it.

    Otherwise the assumption was that you were just making it up.

    Of course that was when we had a much more competitive news environment and media valued the trust the public gave them. Newspapers in particular saw themselves as the elite of the news world because they could give you much more depth than a TV or radio report.

    The curious thing to me is why so many senior managers/editors are willing to drive themselves out of a job.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (cfSRQ)

    336 Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.
    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)


    Check the privacy settings on your PC sometimes it is set to keep the camera disabled. Just enable the camera and you should be good. If you still get no joy, it might be your camera drivers. You can do search for how install/update them. It's pretty simple to do.

    Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (2o1P9)

    337 So I haven't been following this. Why did the Governor of MI say to/about Trump? I think generally, he doesn't strike out unless somebody does it first.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM

    She has accused the President ["Feds"] of telling venders not to send medical supplies to Michigan.

    Meanwhile she has told doctors to not prescribe or phamarcists to give out the malaria drug, because there are no studies showing it works for COVID-19.

    She also has not bothered to send in the required forms to request aid from FEMA.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (Do5/p)

    338 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!
    Posted by: Tami"

    You should know better than that around here Tami.

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:46 AM (Tnijr)

    339 Fenelon, was pretty sure that was the case, but being Willow's apprentice, if I go back to try and figure out what is going on, by the time I post something, I get willowed. So, I actually like the weekends because sometimes I can get caught up before it gets nooded.
    Hence, the quandary. Figure it out or jump right in.

    Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (QzF6i)

    340 334
    That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.



    We will rule the interwebs together !!!

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

    ---
    Your straw man status:[ ] Untouched
    [x] Knocked down

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (cfSRQ)

    341 Hi Grammie. I didn't find it hard to hook up. I just
    went to the website and signed up. Then I scheduled a meeting and sent
    my class an invitation from the meeting page. I should have one of my
    sixth graders talk to you. They were putting virtual images of
    themselves up when we chatted. Show-offs!

    Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (Vf4Y7)


    I should ask my ten-year old granddaughter. She was using it yesterday like nobody's business. She showed me what to do, but when I got home it all went out of my head. I'll have to experiment with it some more. Thanks!

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (lwiT4)

    342 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!"

    Bigly.


    We used to take Scouts down to tour Comfort, when she was home-ported in Baltimore.

    The nation really could use about four more of these things.

    Maybe not run by big-Navy.

    But under some form of government control.

    They could do amazing things.


    And the PR would be a not-small side benefit.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (O4024)

    343 234 218 - SF Psycho, are you a health care worker?
    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (UGWs/)

    ===

    Essentially. I work with elders, all of whom are confined to quarters. It's not pretty and Ive turned into a dictator but b"h so far so good

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (EZebt)

    344 And I guarantee that some sweeping PATRIOT Act bullsh*t to make us less free in ways that are completely unrelated to catching a cold are going to come from this.
    Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:25 AM (41rs/)


    I'm expecting a TSA-like cabinet-level position with extra-constitutional authority to shut down and lock down in "the national health interest," such cabinet head to have powers to override a GOP president.

    I will say that this has given me the opportunity to tell a lot of people to their faces that they are a bunch of stampeded, media-blinded, freedom-hating cowards. Hell, all you have to do is quote the USA Kung flu death number and then the swine flu death number and watch them freeze up like Norman when you ask why the country wasn't shut down then.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (2JVJo)

    345 RE: stay at home orders
    If there's one thing you can say about Americans, it's that the desire to do what they damn well please, regardless of the law, is strong

    Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (iTXRQ)

    346 Check the privacy settings on your PC sometimes it
    is set to keep the camera disabled. Just enable the camera and you
    should be good. If you still get no joy, it might be your camera
    drivers. You can do search for how install/update them. It's pretty
    simple to do.

    Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (2o1P9)



    Uh oh. Sounds tech-ish.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (lwiT4)

    347 And my major concern right now, is not if but when both the Mercy and Comfort will be effected.
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (85Gof)


    Could have been avoided if we just nuked NYC instead. Fire cleans everything.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (pQplJ)

    348 4 Personally, I can't wait to get this nightmare beh4nd me and forget it ever happened.
    Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (UGWs/)

    When I read about the numbers the Spanish flu killed in 1918-19, I was stunned to think how quickly it had been pushed out of the collective consciousness. How much did people hear or learn about it, even in American history classes, before corona virus? I had good US history teachers but I remember it being taught basically as an afterthought. Horrible WWI happened and then, oh yeah, there was this flu pandemic and then the roaring 20's came and everyone had fun for a while.

    Maybe in the case of the Spanish flu, what had happened was so horrifying that people pushed it out of their minds ASAP. In our case, we are already so tired of hearing about this damn thing, I can't imagine months of talking about it.

    Of course, if Trump continues to handle things well and his numbers go up, the media will want to change the subject quickly. And i fear that because we'll be so tired of it, we won't learn and implement changes that should be made - moving our manufacturing back here and strengthening borders. The Left doesn't let crises go to waste - the Right needs to learn from them.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)

    349 Trump sure loves to sign shit. It's a strength and a weakness.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (H8QX8)

    350 340 334
    That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.



    We will rule the interwebs together !!!

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

    ---
    Your straw man status:[ ] Untouched
    [x] Knocked down
    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (cfSRQ)

    I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)

    351 SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)


    I'm calling BS on that SS being a benefit.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (BiNEL)

    352 I really need to quit sleeping in. It's becoming a habit.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

    353 I didn't know they still had gun stores in Los Angeles.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (H8QX8)

    354 She has accused the President ["Feds"] of telling venders not to send medical supplies to Michigan.



    Meanwhile she has told doctors to not prescribe or phamarcists to
    give out the malaria drug, because there are no studies showing it works
    for COVID-19.



    She also has not bothered to send in the required forms to request aid from FEMA.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (Do5/p)


    These grandstanding governors have all been asleep at the switch yet (with the help of the MFM) are running around blaming the president for their lack of preparedness

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (WuUfi)

    355 326 > Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
    Stay safe, thank you.
    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)

    This is the most passive-aggressive thing I've ever seen from a (notional) law enforcement agency.
    Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (t+qrx)

    NWA was right.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (NWiLs)

    356 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!"

    Are we still talking abut clams?

    Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (Tnijr)

    357 The curious thing to me is why so many senior managers/editors are willing to drive themselves out of a job.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (cfSRQ)


    TDS is a much, much stronger emotion than keeping your job.

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (cF8AT)

    358 78 >>Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    ---

    I do some dealer trades for a local car dealership on a part time basis. Did one yesterday and they made sure I had my paperwork in case I got stopped.

    Welcome to America!

    Posted by: Pete Seria at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (7ZQe3)

    359 349 Trump sure loves to sign shit. It's a strength and a weakness.
    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (H8QX

    He's got a very fun signature. it's all loops.

    I'll bet John Hancock loved signing stuff too.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (d6Ksn)

    360 351 Just got out my yearly letter from social security. Title "your new benefit amount".

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (C1Lsn)

    361 Maybe in the case of the Spanish flu, what had
    happened was so horrifying that people pushed it out of their minds
    ASAP. In our case, we are already so tired of hearing about this damn
    thing, I can't imagine months of talking about it.


    Posted by: DonnaV at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)

    ---
    It was censored at the time due to the war effort.

    Afterwards, there was a lot going on. The Great War was over, but new wars were raging between Greece and Turkey, Poland and Russia, and within Russia.By 1919, you had the Reds claiming they were going to take Washington, and the president was in a coma.

    Oh, and prohibition took effect.

    Interesting times.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

    362 Umm- my front court would be Pippin, Jabbar, and Lebron, back court would be Jordan and Stockton.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (87EdW)

    363 NWA was right.
    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (NWiLs)
    -----
    Is that bloody Living Statue back again?

    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (g8Yc+)

    364 You should know better than that around here Tami.

    Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:46 AM (Tnijr)

    You would think, right?

    Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

    365 SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.
    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)
    ~~~~~

    Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.

    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (sGotD)

    366 352 I really need to quit sleeping in. It's becoming a habit.
    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

    Just think of it as retirement planning.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (B95HO)

    367 6th man would be Curry to come in and shoot the lights out of the D collapsed in.

    Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:54 AM (87EdW)

    368 "Are we still talking abut clams?"

    Maybe...



    Maybe not.


    It is Teh Horde.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:54 AM (O4024)

    369 When I moved to LA in the 80s there was a gunsmith on the corner of LaBrea and Lexington smack in Hollywood. When I moved out a few years ago, the idea of such a thing was fantastical. Had I dreamt it?

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (H8QX8)

    370 Pete Seria, the cops aren't doing anything here that I've heard of.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (dUJdY)

    371 I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.
    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)


    Hearing or reading "strawman" is just a handy way of knowing that I'm over the target.

    I keep hearing how the Left will never let go of this covid shit. Folks - part of the great big problem we always have is the refusal to acknowledge that the urge to trade freedom for security, and get neither in the bargain, doesn't come only from the Left.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (pQplJ)

    372 Is that bloody Living Statue back again?
    Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (g8Yc+)

    Not to mention thieving kids, dog muck, and crusty jugglers.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (NWiLs)

    373 My feed is rife with screeching that Trump said "why bother" calling governors who don't cooperate or act like jerks. It's a waste of time.


    Seriously, why bother with them? How is that scandalous? They obviously don't want to coordinate, why waste time?

    Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (nRWPy)

    374 Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.


    Yes they are. I do my mom's taxes.

    Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (nRWPy)

    375 I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)

    ---
    Reasonable people can disagree on what measures should be taken, if they are effective, when they should expire.

    But I'm tired of the "Bah! It's nothing."

    It is something and the scary thing is we still aren't sure what it is.

    Calling out someone who notes the effects a "concern troll" isn't an argument, it's a straw man.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (cfSRQ)

    376 Amorica is a good album.

    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (PUmDY)

    377 365 SS is taxable when you reach a certain level of additional income. VA pension is different from, say, a company pension. It's a stopgap paid to veterans with non service connected disabilities until something else kicks in. Compensation is for service connected disabilities. Both non taxable.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (C1Lsn)

    378 353 I didn't know they still had gun stores in Los Angeles

    They were all chased out save for Turner's Outdoors.
    Burbank has 4 in about as many blocks.
    Martin Rettig (used to be a great museum of an inventory along with new) still in Culver City (haint been in years tho).
    L A even chased out Alponso's leather works bcuz holsters r for gunzz!!11

    Posted by: getting the banned back together nfa or not at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (U/qYA)

    379 348: In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB, and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.

    A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (ONvIw)

    380 Grammie to get to privacy settings, go to Windows button > Settings (the gear icon) > Privacy

    Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)

    381 373 My feed is rife with screeching that Trump said "why bother" calling governors who don't cooperate or act like jerks. It's a waste of time.

    Seriously, why bother with them? How is that scandalous? They obviously don't want to coordinate, why waste time?
    Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (nRWPy)

    And he used the point, brilliantly, to show that he's part of a team, and that Pence is vital to the effort. Win-win.

    Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (KXX3K)

    382 The Left doesn't let crises go to waste - the Right needs to learn from them.

    Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)


    The Left plays for first place, they've had legislativese lawyers writing bill options for this sort of event for years. Do you really think Pelousy came up with a 1400 page starting point overnight?

    Meanwhile the GOPe is still wondering if it would really be a good idea to actually read these bills before voting to pass them! (And of course they would never dream of having a crackerjack teams of Constitutionalist lawyers (on standby) capable of reviewing such documents for flaws).

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (BiNEL)

    383
    A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock

    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (ONvIw)

    ---
    Antibiotics? What are those?

    Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 08:58 AM (cfSRQ)

    384 Since we're speaking of cops - how about a little Dick Curless?

    https://tinyurl.com/rz623kz

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:59 AM (2JVJo)

    385 SS is taxable when you reach a certain level of additional income.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (C1Lsn)

    Age is considered as well.

    Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (X/Pw5)

    386 Grammie to get to privacy settings, go to Windows button > Settings (the gear icon) > Privacy

    Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)


    Thanks Tennesee Jed! I checked and camera is on. I'll give it another whirl this afternoon. Thanks again.

    Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (lwiT4)

    387 If I was Trump I would have asked congress if they'd all read the bill and were satisfied that it was fiscally responsible, and to go on record as saying so.

    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (H8QX8)

    388 This is serious stuff.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM

    Seasonal flu, going by the low end estimate of 20,000 USA deaths is an average of 55 deaths per day.

    H1N1, with 60,000 estimated dead over the course of April '09 to April '10 is an average of 164 deaths per day.

    So I take it you are suggesting we stay in this 'stay-at-home' situation for the rest of time?

    While we're at it, let's start banning foods and activities that lead to deaths from heart disease (610,000 USA deaths per year, 1,671 deaths per day). And when some health study comes out showing some link between some food or drink and cancer, well, time to ban it to prevent those deaths.

    Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (Do5/p)

    389 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

    ---

    I do some dealer trades for a local car dealership on a part time basis. Did one yesterday and they made sure I had my paperwork in case I got stopped.

    Welcome to America!
    Posted by: Pete Seria at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (7ZQe3)

    The Navy has given me a get out of jail free card

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (85Gof)

    390 369 When I moved to LA in the 80s there was a gunsmith on the corner of LaBrea and Lexington smack in Hollywood. When I moved out a few years ago, the idea of such a thing was fantastical. Had I dreamt it?
    Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (H8QX

    Oh how I miss Ernie Young's gunsmith shop near Sears above santa monica bl east of western.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together to fix a c96 at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (U/qYA)

    391 NOOD

    Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

    392 Finally stopped slacking around here

    Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (ZCEU2)

    393 Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.
    Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (sGotD)

    Yup...you pay income tax on the SS Ponzi scheme.



    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (Z+IKu)

    394 Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)

    ===

    Have you met my friends Cosmic Charlie and JackStraw?

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (EZebt)

    395 These grandstanding governors have all been asleep at the switch yet (with the help of the MFM) are running around blaming the president for their lack of preparedness

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (WuUfi)

    In the end, the media and the Dems (BIRM) will universally blame Trump fro all failures, even though he continually points out that the state governments are in a unique position to understand their own "local" situation and needs and that the Feds stand ready to help.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (BiNEL)

    396 Hearing or reading "strawman" is just a handy way of knowing that I'm over the target.

    I keep hearing how the Left will never let go of this covid shit. Folks - part of the great big problem we always have is the refusal to acknowledge that the urge to trade freedom for security, and get neither in the bargain, doesn't come only from the Left.
    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (pQplJ)

    Indeed.

    Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (B95HO)

    397 The Navy has given me a get out of jail free card

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (85Gof)


    Use it...

    Don't abuse it!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (BiNEL)

    398 But I'm tired of the "Bah! It's nothing."

    It is something and the scary thing is we still aren't sure what it is.

    Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (cfSRQ)


    In other words, we will be made to care. By you. Nope. That's not progressive. Not one bit.

    Said it before, and will say it again. This panic only ends when people stop being polite, and start shouting down the panic mongers.

    Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (pQplJ)

    399 In the next few months? Peggy Noonan (yuk) posts the story today of how she suffered from her unknown (but possibly Cov19) illness.

    Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (i8YPm)

    400 Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (JgA9e)

    That movie is hilarious and I've always said if someone were ever to play Joe Biden in a biopic it should be Nielsen - RIP.

    And that clip is a slightly exaggerated version of a Biden presidency. Only slightly because we don't have alien technology.

    Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 28, 2020 09:05 AM (IYHxL)

    401 And he used the point, brilliantly, to show that he's part of a team, and that Pence is vital to the effort. Win-win.


    I guess Inslee has been particularly awful?

    Pence is SO CALM, I can see him just saying all the right things. I'd be saying, "People are dying and losing their jobs, you shitweasel. Quit being a selfish partisan ass." But I'm nice like that.

    Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (nRWPy)

    402 In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we
    don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the
    hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB,
    and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.



    A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock


    Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM
    ---

    Correct. This "if it saves one life" garbage has got to stop. Yes people are going to die from this disease. Most of them would have died within a few months anyway even without the disease according to the famous Doctor in the UK.

    But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

    As at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.

    Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JUOKG)

    403 376 Amorica is a good album.
    Posted by: Cosmic Charlie



    The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (MVR7y)

    404 Umm- my front court would be Pippin, Jabbar, and Lebron, back court would be Jordan and Stockton.
    Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (87EdW)


    Yeah, mine might be dated...did it back in the late '90's. But it's hard to complain about a Stockton pick regardless. I still think Magic was more of a threat overall, but I took Dennis Johnson because 1) I like his style of play, and 2) he won multiple championships as a starter with two different teams.

    Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (YqED9)

    405 Ah yeah, leave from 'Nam! Some great memories there, Bruddah! I think. . . .

    Posted by: FIIGMO at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (Qf08A)

    406 Re: 21--I think that was a joke. . . .

    Posted by: FIIGMO at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (Qf08A)

    407 Like, literally, I almost died.

    Posted by: SgtBob at March 28, 2020 10:08 AM (by4sp)

    408 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

    Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM

    Brian Willias, is that you?

    Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (ABuva)

    409 NYPD confiscating supply trucks and busting the drivers. Brooklyn precinct Captain bragging a out the confiscations a d fines.

    Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (ABuva)

    410 went to powder ridge after woodstock, no music (authorities cancelled) but all the chemicals.

    Posted by: politic uber alles at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (0hOKG)

    Friday's ONT Has The Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu

    Everything is about the Wuhan Flu, and I'm sick of the damn flu. I'm sick of the MSM sucking off the commies, and I'm sick of what seems more and more of a monumental overreaction to the actual threat. Since last Sunday, I've been keeping track of the number of deaths in the US. Not cases - anyone with half a brain realizes that as testing ramped up, the number of cases would too - deaths. Here are the numbers, taken roughly every 12 hours since last Sunday at noon: 402, 417, 473, 521, 592, 746, 849, 1042, 1046, 1296, and 1301 at noon today. As of this writing, the number is 1581 (all data from CSSE at JHU). It's obviously a serious situation, but serious enough to justify throwing our economy into a blender (and then increasing out national debt by 10% in one stroke because “the economy is in a blender!” ) in a nation that murders 2500 babies a day in service of a woman's constitutional right to fuck her brains out as much as she wants without any chance of consequences? I'm having a real hard time seeing how the numbers justify the response, Jack, a real hard time, and it's starting to piss me off. I doubt I'm the only one.

    dem panic.jpg

    Dem Bill.jpg


    Oh, and one other thing that I asked the other day and haven't really seen an answer to: Where are all the homeless deaths? If Wuhan Flu is as deadly as they say, why isn't it ravaging a population that, generally speaking, is less healthy, lives in less sanitary conditions, and has higher rates of drug addiction and mental health issues?

    Enough about the flu. Like I said, I'm sick of it, but there's not a lot of stuff on other subjects out there right now, which means this ONT will be light on links and heavy on pics and memes.

    Spongebob, The Butthole Cut*


    Krabs.jpg

    *Don't get the reference? I gotcha, Fam.


    Fighting Boredom



    The Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is A Good guy With A.....Skateboard?


    Probably fake (the shotgun ends up too conveniently on the counter), but fun anyway.

    What The Fuck Hannah?


    hannah.jpg


    Another One Of These Gifs



    Friday Comics


    Ice Cream.jpg

    Shirt.jpg

    COB Problems

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    Commie John

    Commie John.jpg

    All he wanted to do was take a shit.....instead they took his shit.

    Incredible Customer Service

    service.jpg


    Perfect For A Terminator Themed BBQ


    Skull.jpg


    These are a real product, but I was told that they're like $15 apiece, so I don't think they're worth it.

    Oz Can't Be This Screwed Up, Can It?


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    I Was Told This Was A Scissoring Video

    Frankly, I thought it would be sexier.

    Wheeeeeeeee!


    Tonight's ONT brought to you by Tinkerbell:

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    I guess Disney isn't what it used to be.

    Disney2.jpg


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    Posted by: Tonypete at March 27, 2020 09:46 PM (Y4EXg)

    2 Heck.

    Posted by: Charles the Simple at March 27, 2020 09:47 PM (HuH1F)

    3 I nooded.

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    Are you kidding?!

    More than worth it for a first date or meeting the in-laws.

    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 09:49 PM (+oVP5)

    6 How is everybody?

    Posted by: wing at March 27, 2020 09:49 PM (JFzNN)

    7 Whoa!

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 27, 2020 09:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

    8 Weird Dave for the win!

    Posted by: DR.WTF at March 27, 2020 09:50 PM (aS1PU)

    9 Hey everyone!!
    Learning to use Zoom.

    Posted by: Jmel at March 27, 2020 09:50 PM (OeWgo)

    10 So....should we get some of these FNM talking heads praising China for stopping the Wuhan flu a ticket to Wuhan? I hear they are having great celebrations right now!

    Posted by: 18-1 at March 27, 2020 09:50 PM (WdocV)

    11 Wanna know what makes Oz time seem even screwier?

    China has one time zone and no DST ever.

    One of the few things the Chicoms got right.

    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 09:51 PM (+oVP5)

    12 Good I can get to bed early tonight
    Good night horde

    Posted by: Skip at March 27, 2020 09:52 PM (ZCEU2)

    13 Night Skip

    Posted by: wing at March 27, 2020 09:53 PM (JFzNN)

    14 So Zappa withdrawal symptoms include seeing Mickey Mouse armed to the teeth.

    Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at March 27, 2020 09:53 PM (XEC2p)

    15 Wow! Top 20! You really really like me!

    Posted by: Norman Spiny at March 27, 2020 09:53 PM (NSEzS)

    16 Weird Dave, LOL.

    I was just now listening to that Johnny Rivers song.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (L2ZTs)

    17 Good evening, everyone. Hope you had a great Friday and will have a great weekend. Money issues mean I will (eventually) go to bed...sober!

    Here is another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/u3m56tv

    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (l9m7l)

    18 Hey Morons.

    I just wanna say that this place has been a haven over the last 2 weeks.

    Thanks.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (s9Eo8)

    19 Microwaved butterflies are never as good as oven butterflies.

    Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (SfYbS)

    20 Can't sleep...Mouse will get me.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (xts8Z)

    21 85% Yoko free.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (Eicbe)

    22 a woman's constitutional right to fuck her brains out as much as she wants

    The Paolo, he very supports the constitution much.

    Posted by: The Paolo at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (UAvrS)

    23 What the heck, it's the weekend, have another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/s2cvqvs

    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (l9m7l)

    24 "Learning to use Zoom"

    Come on and zoom zoom zooma zoom.

    Posted by: freaked, dating myself at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (Tnijr)

    25 Hannah is why I am single. All of them were crazier than me. Which was an accomplishment.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 09:56 PM (xts8Z)

    26 11 Wanna know what makes Oz time seem even screwier?

    China has one time zone and no DST ever.

    One of the few things the Chicoms got right.
    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 09:51 PM (+oVP5)
    ---
    Having everything on Beijing Time makes it pretty weird for folks 3000 miles to the west.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 27, 2020 09:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

    27 >>> 23 What the heck, it's the weekend, have another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/s2cvqvs
    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (l9m7l)

    Thanks for sharing! You take some great kitteh pictures.

    Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (0ReGO)

    28 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    The really big question is whether they can do it live.

    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (+fPHo)

    29 Welp, with Murica shut down, I've taken to noodling more names for the chink sick.

    Xi Jinping Rung Fucking Ting
    Conflucious
    bamboo flu
    rickshaw cough
    Mao Tse Lung
    shanghai fever
    Lung-Tsu
    Ginsu flu
    Hunan Sicken

    Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (9lL/B)

    30 @ONT: "These are a real product, but I was told that they're like $15 apiece, so I don't think they're worth it."

    Well, to each his own, but they give me a very creepy Auschwitz vibe, so. . .no.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (2JVJo)

    31 Bucky, how are you feeling?

    Posted by: ... at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (433H8)

    32
    The "good guy with a skateboard" is just a less-bad guy unless my eyes deceive me.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (G51Gf)

    33 Welp, with Murica shut down, I've taken to noodling more names for the chink sick.

    Xi Jinping Rung Fucking Ting
    Conflucious
    bamboo flu
    rickshaw cough
    Mao Tse Lung
    shanghai fever
    Lung-Tsu
    Ginsu flu
    Hunan Sicken

    Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon.
    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

    You forgot Chop Fluy

    Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at March 27, 2020 09:59 PM (SfYbS)

    34 You can also get ceramic skulls for your gas fire pit. They are pretty pricey, too, though.

    Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 27, 2020 09:59 PM (CAJOC)

    35 Maybe the new Tinkerbell movie means Disney has finally decided to give the fans what they want to see.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)

    36 Hannah seems nice. Does she like rabbits?

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (ykYG2)

    37 Thirſt!

    Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (7WaWV)

    38 Turn your fuggin lights off tomorrow, it's earth hour!

    Posted by: It's me Greta! at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (fNWtj)

    39 Zoom is awesome.
    Wish I had bought some stock.
    Not now, 2 weeks ago.

    Posted by: atilla the thrilla at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (w7KSn)

    40 Because one of the big features of any CNN "Town Hall" is the hand picked audience which does a lot of cheering after the "answers" to the "questions."

    With the dems reaction to the Luhan virus (Joe called it that), there will be no one in a studio except Joe and Andersen Cooper. Or whichever of their ponies they will run.

    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (+fPHo)

    41 I share your sentiment Weird Dave. I'm sick of this. I wonder how many stories we have missed out on because the media concentrates on this 24/7?

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

    42 @26: "Having everything on Beijing Time makes it pretty weird for folks 3000 miles to the west."

    Sure, but it's kinda like doing Zulu time; once you get used the weirdness, it's pretty nice.

    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (+oVP5)

    43 Back in the glorious days of Soviet Power, Radio Moscow's news bulletins on the hour would start with a little melody*, then "Moscow time is blah blah blah".

    What, 11 time zones in the USSR? Something like that. Forget. Lots, anyway. So made sense.

    * I remember it as the motif from "Moscow Nights", but the historic WWII bulletins with Yuri Levitan use a different melody

    Posted by: rhomboid at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (El6T/)

    44 So do they speak Ubbi-dubbi on Zoom?

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (Eicbe)

    45 31 Bucky, how are you feeling?
    Posted by: ... at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (433H

    I'm doing great. Wife is starting to go a bit stir crazy.
    My grandson is sloooooowly recovering from what the doc thinks is the china crud.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (s9Eo8)

    46 Well, to each his own, but they give me a very creepy Auschwitz vibe, so. . .no.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (2JVJo)

    --------

    I'll take a case.

    Posted by: Kurtz at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (XVuno)

    47 you know what is funny is that when we are through with this xi is going to be carving skulls out of charcoal with his new uighur friends.

    Posted by: not so at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (HALdu)

    48 "You forgot Chop Fluy"

    Wu Tang Clap

    Posted by: some guy out west at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Jhqq9)

    49 Oz Can't Be This Screwed Up, Can It?

    Their individual states have the power to say, "Whatevah! I do what I want!" regarding the time change nonsense. I like it!

    Regarding Mickey with automatic rifles: I've always assumed that "The Rat Patrol" was a real thing.

    Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (DTX3h)

    50 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    The really big question is whether they can do it live.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (+fPHo)

    Oh please oh please oh please!!this will be hysterical

    Posted by: LASue at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

    51 well, i was told over Discord that a 5.5 Richter shook up Zagreb in Croatia recently

    SLC had it beat at 5.7. But Zagreb hasn't had a big quake since 1880 so a lot of 20th century buildings fell down.

    that's news we missed, i guess

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (ykYG2)

    52 With the dems reaction to the Luhan virus (Joe called it that), there will be no one in a studio except Joe and Andersen Cooper. Or whichever of their ponies they will run.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic

    Better the Luhan virus than the Lohan virus. That one makes your genitals rot off in 24 hours.

    Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (SfYbS)

    53 Maybe the new Tinkerbell movie means Disney has finally decided to give the fans what they want to see.
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)
    ---
    You mean, finally a movie with grrrl power?

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Eicbe)

    54 >>> 38 Turn your fuggin lights off tomorrow, it's earth hour!
    Posted by: It's me Greta! at March 27, 2020 10:00 PM (fNWtj)


    That's weird.

    Suddenly I have the urge to keep all my lights on for the whole weekend, and wash a single dish at a time in the dishwasher, and maybe burn some tires... I mean, I don't even *have* any tires laying around...

    Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (0ReGO)

    55 btw.. I found this interesting. A man in Belton was planning on bombing a hospital with Covid 19 patients. He's been planning this for months. MONTHS??? I was not even aware of this fucking virus until probably late January.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

    56 @ONT: "These are a real product, but I was told that they're like $15 apiece, so I don't think they're worth it."

    Well, to each his own, but they give me a very creepy Auschwitz vibe, so. . .no.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM

    I'm thinking of partially burning a few and dropping them around the trash at planned Parenthood clinics

    Posted by: Jean at March 27, 2020 10:03 PM (B7KlG)

    57 Gotta admit, a microwave oven makes using a magnifier to incinerate insects seem a little old fashioned.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 10:03 PM (XVuno)

    58 time to help the wife...be back later

    Posted by: wing at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (JFzNN)

    59 46 I'll take a case.

    Posted by: Kurtz at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (XVuno)


    So, we're good then... Right?

    Posted by: Chef at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (DTX3h)

    60 Thanks for the ONT.

    -I like the charcoal.

    -I wonder what word they were going for in the Hannah poster.

    -Vanilla is not a bad choice, as long as you add a scoop of chocolate. It is how the two flavors combine that is the true test.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (QrImU)

    61 The media is the virus

    Posted by: Marshall McWuhan at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (Eicbe)

    62 Who's playing Tinkerbell's pimp? Mike Bloomberg?

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (ykYG2)

    63 Where are all the homeless deaths?

    Bicycling around hood get sudden whif of concentrated fermented urine. Oh, it's some filthy pissbum going into a weedstore. Y'think they would enforce a minimum hygene standard. There's skunk and then there's skuuuunk. Retch.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together to cleanse with fire at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (UAvrS)

    64 Amazon prime movies are such a crapshoot. I love that they put all these indy movies that I've never heard of, but you get such a weird mix.

    Movie called Strong about a motorcycle racer. Think you'll see awesome moto races? Nope. You get to hear about his battle with cancer.

    Next.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (s9Eo8)

    65 Those top two graphics are great! Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave!

    Ahhh, the start of another exciting weekend!

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (WFcrO)

    66 Just watched tonight's x22 report video. Holy sh*t. I am officially freaked out.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (Do5/p)

    67 Hannah makes a strong case for burner phones, pseudonyms, uber, and not falling asleep afterwards.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (9lL/B)

    68 Uh.. have to correct myself. He was planning on bombing a hospital but moved his plan up apparently because of the virus.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

    69 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    The really big question is whether they can do it live.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (+fPHo)

    Oh please oh please oh please!!this will be hysterical
    Posted by: LASue at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)


    "Due to the incredible horror of the Trump Flu, we will be airing a previously recorded Town Hall Debate with no live audience."
    -- CNN

    Posted by: DR.WTF at March 27, 2020 10:06 PM (aS1PU)

    70 45
    31 Bucky, how are you feeling?

    Posted by: ... at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM (433H



    I'm doing great. Wife is starting to go a bit stir crazy.

    My grandson is sloooooowly recovering from what the doc thinks is the china crud.


    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:01 PM (s9Eo

    Glad to hear it!!!

    Posted by: ... at March 27, 2020 10:06 PM (433H8)

    71 time to help the wife...be back later

    Posted by: wing at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (

    *wink wink*

    Posted by: LOL at March 27, 2020 10:06 PM (fNWtj)

    72 Gran Turismo coming on, AMC

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2020 10:06 PM (xSo9G)

    73 Who's playing Tinkerbell's pimp? Mike Bloomberg?
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:04 PM (ykYG2)


    Zombie Cyril Ritchard.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

    74 67 Hannah makes a strong case for burner phones, pseudonyms, uber, and not falling asleep afterwards.
    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (9lL/B)

    Also, hookers.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 27, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

    75 Hannah makes a strong case for burner phones, pseudonyms, uber, and not falling asleep afterwards.

    We have writers here don't we?

    Wait till Hannah emails gushing that she's your biggest fan

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:07 PM (ykYG2)

    76 Long week.

    Haven't done less yet felt so burned out in a long, long time.

    And Trump is correct about Summers Eve Inslee.


    Local rumored word is Inslee called the Obama gal that runs GM and they stopped the local company from helping GM to duplicate their ventilator manufacturing process.

    I know someone involved first hand with the local company leaders


    The local company is working double 10 hour shifts, and GM project manager was there last weekend to learn the process.

    Everyone involved was gung ho, full steam ahead.

    Then, Inslee talked with the GM chick yesterday, and the knowledge transfer was put on hold.

    Everyone working on the project was pissed.

    Inslee was grandstanding.

    Inslee is.a puke and a cokksukker.

    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

    77 Oh, and one other thing that I asked the other day and haven't really seen an answer to: Where are all the homeless deaths? If Wuhan Flu is as deadly as they say, why isn't it ravaging a population that, generally speaking, is less healthy, lives in less sanitary conditions, and has higher rates of drug addiction and mental health issues?

    Didn't really think of that specific question, just a 'nibble around the edges' version. But you're right, there should be the bodies of the homeless piling up in the streets of LA, Seattle and NYC thanks to this 'deadly Wuhan Virus'.

    Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (Y8PSl)

    78 in a nation that murders 2500 babies a day in service of a woman's constitutional right to fuck her brains out as much as she wants without any chance of consequences?

    --------

    That's a little rugged there, don't you think pardner? We prefer to think of it as "women's reproductive health care."

    Posted by: Planned Infanticide at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (XVuno)

    79 Jewells, it's no lighthearted or happy news, but we're lowering our head-count in Iraq (embassy and consulates), and DOD has updated plans for "options" for Trump - options for pre-empting or responding to festivities initiated by a few "militia" (= Iranian proxy) outfits, should they occur.

    Posted by: rhomboid at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (El6T/)

    80 "should we get some of these FNM talking heads praising China for stopping the Wuhan flu a ticket to Wuhan? I hear they are having great celebrations right now!"

    Exporting our culture is working, it's just like when the Pistons won the championship.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (9lL/B)

    81 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

    https://tinyurl.com/u6bbo57

    https://tinyurl.com/qvqraeo

    https://tinyurl.com/uf7tt79

    https://tinyurl.com/ww4j5yy

    https://tinyurl.com/sf5ggsz

    Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (qAR6u)

    82 Said a month ago, I did. If you've been living on the streets for 5 years or so and haven't died , your immune system is at titanium level.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7LXZS)

    83
    Ch. Soyara's I'm Their Devil
    July 30, 2012 - March 27, 2020

    The X-rays showed Max had a badly enlarged heart. His heartbeat was very rapid and his breathing was labored. The vet said we could try Lasix, but it wouldn't turn this and we'd be looking at six months at the outside.

    Her Majesty and I agreed that would just be temporizing, that he was suffering now, his life would never be healthy and it would be better to let him go to spare him an ugly end. The logistics were difficult but Max passed away in Her Majesty's arms.

    This has been a very hard year. We've lost Leo, Carmen and now Max in the last two months. Please believe me when I say our dogs are well taken care of and cherished, from the top-winning special to fat, neutered Mr. Peanut (who deserves the Good Boy Medal).

    Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

    84

    In addition to the WuFlu, looks like we've got plague of beetles around here. Miley and I are over with my folks, and I left the outside lights on, and now there's a coating of beetles on the deck.

    Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (f1Vqw)

    85 Next

    "Silver dream rider"
    Terrible, but includes terrible fake motorcycle road racing.

    Posted by: getting the banned back together riding rubber cows at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (UAvrS)

    86 Looks great. h/t WD.

    Gonna go watch some teevee, guzzle genteely sip some of this fine Malbec, and eat some of this delicious pepperoni, mushroom, onion, and black olive pizza Milady just whomped up from scratch.

    Be back later. Or not.

    Posted by: mindful webworker
    Congregation and Contagion
    at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (Sr48m)

    87 I think the hannah thing is that she warms her vibrator in the microwave

    Posted by: not so at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (HALdu)

    88 I saw that Pablo Escobar pic the other day, but the caption read "How everyone with a March birthday feels right now."

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (6ofTb)

    89 Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon

    Here... have a Martini. It makes everything better.

    Bourbon is acceptable as a replacement. I should know.

    Posted by: Martini Farmer semper liberi montani at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (3H9h1)

    90 @77: "But you're right, there should be the bodies of the homeless piling up in the streets of LA, Seattle and NYC thanks to this 'deadly Wuhan Virus'."

    Give it more time. This virus doesn't kill everyone in three or four days. I would be surprised if there wasn't a significant uptick in homeless deaths be end of May.

    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (+oVP5)

    91 Having everything on Beijing Time makes it pretty weird for folks 3000 miles to the west.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 27, 2020 09:56 PM (Dc2NZ)


    It's like here, but formalized. If it is not DC time it doesn't matter because you don't matter if you're not in DC!

    Posted by: Stonehenge at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (BiNEL)

    92 Coronavirus PSA's on Korean radio totally changed in tone this week. Up until now, they've been intro'd with dark music in a minor key and consisted of reminders to wash hands and stay in isolation. This week... upbeat jazz, heroic words for medical personnel, and assurances that things will return to normal.

    Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (N30JC)

    93 Crap
    Druid's revenge

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (BiNEL)

    94 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

    https://tinyurl.com/tns9omn

    https://tinyurl.com/quflpjm

    https://tinyurl.com/w4n72bf

    https://tinyurl.com/wc6pvlv

    https://tinyurl.com/wujb64o

    Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (qAR6u)

    95 Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (qAR6u)

    Fourth entry is particularly fetching

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 10:10 PM (BAsqb)

    96 Coyotes seen in San Francisco.

    To be fair, not sure this is unheard of. I can imagine areas where it would not be ridiculous, there are canyons and undeveloped patches in certain areas inside the city limits (to the south, mostly).

    But it has a nice "apocalyptic" vibe to it.

    Posted by: rhomboid at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (El6T/)

    97 If I were President you know I'd take that Whoohoo virus behind the barn and beat the crap out of it.

    Posted by: Joe Sundown at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (Eicbe)

    98 "Silver dream rider"
    Terrible, but includes terrible fake motorcycle road racing.
    Posted by: getting the banned back together riding rubber cows at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (UAvrS)

    I'm going with Dirtbag, and HOLY CRAP:

    I get a lead in from the Surgeon general, fauci and birx about coronavirus social distancing...

    GAH! FUCK OFF>

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (s9Eo8)

    99 Does Hannah do butt stuff? Asking for a friend.

    Posted by: getting the mud shark banned back together at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (UAvrS)

    100 50 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    The really big question is whether they can do it live.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (+fPHo)

    Oh please oh please oh please!!this will be hysterical
    Posted by: LASue at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

    They did it already. It was on earlier. I only made it about 30 seconds.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:12 PM (6ofTb)

    101 "Where are all the homeless deaths?"

    Down here.

    Posted by: Drink Like C.H.U.D. at March 27, 2020 10:12 PM (9lL/B)

    102 96 Coyotes seen in San Francisco.

    ----------


    I'll start paying attention when the Great Wildebeest Migration runs through the Embarcadero.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 10:12 PM (XVuno)

    103 I'm so sorry, Hadrian.

    I've had to put two of my doggehs to sleep.

    It hurts.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 10:12 PM (2JVJo)

    104 Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

    He was a Good Boy.

    Sorry to hear this, Hadrian.

    *toast*

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (QrImU)

    105 I'm so sorry Hadrian.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

    106 99 Does Hannah do butt stuff? Asking for a friend.
    Posted by: getting the mud shark banned back together at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (UAvrS)

    Naw, that's Megan.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

    107 Just watched tonight's x22 report video. Holy sh*t. I am officially freaked out.

    As I've seen it put, "It's Habbening!" Today was a monster day. I expect things to really heat up. "They" will want the Fed back.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (8ruUE)

    108 Governor Cooomoo told the NY National Guard to "Kick Coronaviruses ass."

    Imagine if Trump did that. The mediots would be all over cable and Twitter. "Coronavirus doesn't have an ass. Drumpf so dumb." And "What does Drumpf think. The National Guard can shoot the virus? Drumpf so stupid."

    Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (N30JC)

    109 Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)


    Been there, done that, so I have an idea how you all feel right now!

    But I am convinced that you were good stewards throughout and were guided into doing the right thing at the right time.

    ~H

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:14 PM (BiNEL)

    110 Hadrian, my heart cries for you. One look at Soyara tells the tale of how these dogs are loved.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:14 PM (7LXZS)

    111 Wouldn't necessarily expect vagrant population to show high levels of infection, yet, nor would I expect to know it if they did. I'd say the already extensive complications with knowing what's what with the general population might even be worse with that cohort. They may be completely unaware of the situation, not recognize symptoms if they get them, not do anything about it anyway, etc.

    Posted by: rhomboid at March 27, 2020 10:14 PM (El6T/)

    112 Those charcoal skulls are bad ass. I would toss one in the fireplace around the holidays.

    Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 27, 2020 10:15 PM (9Om/r)

    113 Sorry to hear that Hadrian. It's always tough but wow you really have had a rough couple of months.

    Posted by: freaked, dating myself at March 27, 2020 10:15 PM (Tnijr)

    114 No WD, you're not the only one. Not by a f#kin' longshot..

    Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 27, 2020 10:15 PM (5WpEK)

    115 89 Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon

    Here... have a Martini. It makes everything better.

    Bourbon is acceptable as a replacement. I should know.
    Posted by: Martini Farmer semper liberi montani at March 27


    In these challenging days, we must remain flexible

    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 27, 2020 10:15 PM (sy5kK)

    116 Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)



    I am so sorry for all of your losses. What a difficult year. Thank you for being such wonderful parents to your pups.

    Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at March 27, 2020 10:15 PM (V08AG)

    117 Oh I'm so sorry Hadrian! I was hoping for a better outcome for Max.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:16 PM (6ofTb)

    118 98 "Silver dream rider"
    Terrible, but includes terrible fake motorcycle road racing.
    Posted by: getting the banned back together riding rubber cows at March 27, 2020 10:09 PM (UAvrS)

    I'm going with Dirtbag, and HOLY CRAP:

    I get a lead in from the Surgeon general, fauci and birx about coronavirus social distancing...

    GAH! FUCK OFF>


    WTF I DO? EAT CHUCK!
    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:11 PM (s9Eo

    Posted by: ffs no banned for you at March 27, 2020 10:16 PM (UAvrS)

    119 Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

    I'm so sorry.

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 27, 2020 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

    120 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    So does that mean that they've just discarded Bernie?

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:16 PM (8ruUE)

    121 Homeless deaths:

    Yeah, it is very odd. I checked today and CA is reporting that they've tested over 88000, and have 4791 cases.

    The homeless I've seen in Downtown aren't people you are going to be able to test, but you would expect them to be getting sick.

    Newsom was supposed to be dumping a ton of $$$ to lease hotels and trailers to house the homeless.

    When I heard that, my first thought was that they wanted them to die out of sight.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:17 PM (s9Eo8)

    122 serious enough to justify throwing our economy into a blender (and then increasing out national debt by 10% in one stroke because "the economy is in a blender!" ) in a nation that murders 2500 babies a day in service of a woman's constitutional right to fuck her brains out as much as she wants without any chance of consequences? I'm having a real hard time seeing how the numbers justify the response, Jack, a real hard time, and it's starting to piss me off. I doubt I'm the only one.

    I love you, man.


    No homo.

    Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 27, 2020 10:17 PM (mw1Wz)

    123 So sorry Hadrian. Losing a pup is hard.

    Posted by: jmel at March 27, 2020 10:17 PM (OeWgo)

    124 Imagine if Trump did that. The mediots would be all over cable and Twitter. "Coronavirus doesn't have an ass. Drumpf so dumb." And "What does Drumpf think. The National Guard can shoot the virus? Drumpf so stupid."

    Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 27, 2020 10:13 PM (N30JC)

    ++TrumpLieCounter

    Posted by: Demedia at March 27, 2020 10:17 PM (Eicbe)

    125 Just watched tonight's x22 report video. Holy sh*t. I am officially freaked out.


    Where do you find this report.?

    Posted by: WisRich at March 27, 2020 10:18 PM (OAlmw)

    126 If you haven't already checked it out, the sidebar link to Globetrotter Curly Neal is quite excellent if you are a a moron of the age of 29 and a half or so.

    Scroll down a little and there is a link to an old video, about a half an hour long, from one of the sports shows back in the early 70's. Game being called by Howard Cosell. Good memories.

    Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:18 PM (RfzVr)

    127 "I'm having a real hard time seeing how the numbers justify the response, Jack, a real hard time, and it's starting to piss me off. I doubt I'm the only one."

    You ain't the only one, Weird Dave!

    Posted by: doof2112 at March 27, 2020 10:20 PM (mZUr4)

    128
    I guess there wasn't a thread on the White House coronavirus press conference today. Trump got mad at some reporter and said "Don't be a cutie-pie." Did that happen today? Ali Velshi is on MSNBC sobbing over it.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 10:20 PM (G51Gf)

    129 Time to take off my shirt and work on this bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel...

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:20 PM (9lL/B)

    130 OKAY FRIENDS I have an 8.5 oz bottle of aloe vera gel and a 32 oz bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol-

    what is the recipe for home made hand sanitizer?

    Thanks in advance.

    Posted by: DB- just DB. Self-isolating like a boss. at March 27, 2020 10:21 PM (iTXRQ)

    131 28 CNN to the rescue, announces they will do a Clown Hall for Joe Biden.

    The really big question is whether they can do it live.
    Posted by: Les Kinetic


    If it's a townhall where real voters get to question him, the social distancing will be a benefit. They won't have to worry about him going from poking a finger at someone and telling the voter he doesn't know shit, to actually assaulting the voter.

    Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2020 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

    132 Where do you find this report.?
    Posted by: WisRich at March 27, 2020 10:18 PM

    Did a search on youtube after seeing Miley and publius and I think LadyL talking about it a few nights ago.

    Just search x22 report and you can find the x22 report channel.

    I've only been watching their nightly videos that recap the day's events and try to explain the big picture

    Frightening stuff.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 27, 2020 10:21 PM (Do5/p)

    133 DB, buy a bottle of Clorox

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:22 PM (7LXZS)

    134 thirst!

    take the total number of confirmed cases, and divide the total number of deaths, and that's your mortality rate.

    everyone i've done so far comes in with percentages like 0.008% or 0.01%

    this whole thing, at least for now, is way over hyped.

    unless you or someone you love is part of that small group, of course.

    will it get worse? who's to say, but i doubt it.

    Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx Tech at March 27, 2020 10:22 PM (vwf8z)

    135 130 OKAY FRIENDS I have an 8.5 oz bottle of aloe vera gel and a 32 oz bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol-

    what is the recipe for home made hand sanitizer?

    Thanks in advance.
    Posted by: DB- just DB. Self-isolating like a boss. at March 27, 2020 10:21 PM (iTXRQ)


    Don't drink the isopropyl. Use it to clean your windows. Give the aloe vera to a girl, they love that stuff. Find some whisky and drink it.

    Posted by: Splunge at March 27, 2020 10:22 PM (dOV9E)

    136 Tether ball, and other WTF outdoors games of the Seventies. Did anyone not get hit in the head at least once while playing it?

    Posted by: exdem13 at March 27, 2020 10:23 PM (W+kMI)

    137 65. I read that the FBI had been watching him for awhile and zoomed in before he could stage the attack.

    Posted by: morigu at March 27, 2020 10:23 PM (Eu98u)

    138 BeckoningChasm, Leela looks much sweeter and less *grumpy* in that photo than that one you shared earlier. She certainly was a pretty girl. I know you must miss her much.

    Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:23 PM (RfzVr)

    139 Hadrian
    So sorry you lost another good doggeh.
    It hurts like hell and you have my sympathies for what they're worth.

    Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (TYQsd)

    140
    So.. Cuomo was hording ventilators and claiming he was short.

    He seems nice

    Posted by: fixerupper at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (nw6Hr)

    141 Least sexy scissoring video ever. 'Ettes may beg to differ though. And seriously, WTF Hannah?

    Posted by: exdem13 at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (W+kMI)

    142 Dave, I hear you.
    On the flip side, though, I think of the medical personnel who have died from this throughout the world, and, from China, the smuggled-out video warnings and evidence of mass death. I am not a doctor. These are not normal events.

    Posted by: m at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (UZ8BZ)

    143 The WuFlu virus groupies in Oregon are gnashing their teeth. Oregon has about 400 identified cases, but the virus groupies are screaming that tens of thousands of people in Oregon must have it because WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECAUSE ORANGEMAN BAD!

    Well, testing is ramping up too, and 1650 people in Oregon were tested today, all with suspicious symptoms. Six percent positive.

    This enrages the virus groupies, who are promising us that they will have the last laugh two weeks from now, when the bodies start piling up on street corners in Portland. Some people are really, really, invested in having this turn into a disaster.

    Posted by: The ARC of History!! at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

    144 Somebody give AOC a Corona

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (9lL/B)

    145 Frightening stuff.

    Today was exciting stuff. The frightening stuff is really bad.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (mhs6e)

    146 For the fragile in love



    https://tinyurl.com/th4639q

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (xts8Z)

    147 Thank you Weird Dave, for the surreal content. Just what I needed, after this weird week. Somehow giant Goofy ravaging a town, Godzilla, is what I have wanted all week, I just did not know it. All I knew is I what I did not want: even one more damn Zoom meeting.

    Posted by: Splunge at March 27, 2020 10:25 PM (dOV9E)

    148 So sorry, Hadrian.

    Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2020 10:25 PM (0ReGO)

    149 will it get worse? who's to say, but i doubt it.
    Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx Tech at March 27, 2020 10:22 PM (vwf8z)

    You can't count mortality rate until after an outbreak is over according to what I've read.

    Take a look at this
    https://tinyurl.com/tmudjk9

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:25 PM (s9Eo8)

    150 This enrages the virus groupies, who are promising us that they will have the last laugh two weeks from now, when the bodies start piling up on street corners in Portland. Some people are really, really, invested in having this turn into a disaster.
    Posted by: The ARC of History!! at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

    #twoweeks

    Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 27, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

    151 Are you kidding?!



    More than worth it for a first date or meeting the in-laws.
    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 09:49 PM (+oVP5)


    Especially if you have dismembered garden gnomes half concealed in the ivy and shrubbery.

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2020 10:26 PM (6rS3m)

    152 Joe Biden Town Hall, now in Smell-O-Vision.

    You won't be able to smell Joe, but get in touch with his campaign, and he'll send you a Wifi-enabled device to attach to your hair.

    Posted by: Splunge at March 27, 2020 10:26 PM (dOV9E)

    153 Find some whisky and drink it.

    Posted by: Splunge at March 27, 2020 10:22 PM (dOV9E)


    Words to live by. Or words to destroy one's liver by. I prefer the former concept not the latter Southern Baptist concept.

    Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2020 10:26 PM (Y8PSl)

    154 >>Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

    Sorry to hear. So difficult to lose a dog.

    Posted by: Aviator at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (2cuLk)

    155 So sorry Hadrian. It's just been a bad year

    Special baby kitty Fanny kept me up last night. She started out fine, then puked up everything. She does that sometimes so I wasn't too worried. Then she was in the catbox about 20 times in a hour and seemed to be straining. She hacked up a hairball, then started puking up fluid every hour or so, until about 3. She runs across the bed and into the bathroom to puke, which makes cleanup easier. Still under the weather this morning, so I called tge vets.

    That was interesting too. You call them from the parking lot when you arrive. They come out to your car. Most were wearing face masks. They have you sign the consent form, then take the animal in. Their front door was locked. Fanny checked out okay and is back home with antibiotics. Maybe I'll get to sleep tonight.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

    156 OK, folks, time for some hot toast, cold milk and a warm bed.

    Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (2JVJo)

    157 144
    Somebody give AOC a Corona

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM (9lL/B)


    I bet if you got her drunk she would do wild things. Things that would shock you, scare you, dare you, and make you change names and move out of state afterwards. Because those intense, high-strung chicks, are something else.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (xts8Z)

    158 Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)
    * * * *

    Condolences on such a terrible and sudden loss, Hadrian and Her Majesty. We love them so dearly because we know the time we have with them is so short.

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (WFcrO)

    159 This enrages the virus groupies, who are promising us that they will have the last laugh two weeks from now, when the bodies start piling up on street corners in Portland. Some people are really, really, invested in having this turn into a disaster.

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

    I am so done with these people. It become a virtue signaling narrative with these self appointed pinch faced scolds.

    Posted by: fixerupper at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (nw6Hr)

    160 I read that the FBI* had been watching him for awhile and zoomed in before he could stage the attack.

    Posted by: morigu at March 27, 2020 10:23 PM (Eu98u)

    Those would be the TOP.MEN and TOP.WOMEN with the impeccable integrity for which the FBI is noted?

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

    161 56 @ONT: "These are a real product, but I was told that they're like $15 apiece, so I don't think they're worth it."

    Well, to each his own, but they give me a very creepy Auschwitz vibe, so. . .no.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 27, 2020 09:58 PM

    I'm thinking of partially burning a few and dropping them around the trash at planned Parenthood clinics
    Posted by: Jean


    Totally worth the cost.

    Posted by: nerdygirl at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

    162 Tell someone you love that you love them today, don't wait for tomorrow.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (7LXZS)

    163
    I'm seeing (and hearing) this X22 stuff. Folks, that stuff is weapons grade tinfoil.

    No the Treasury hasn't taken over the Fed. Trump hasn't nationalized the Fed. The Fed is national anyway, just likes to pretend to be a private enemy. No, a cabal of banksters doesn't make profit running it. You know who gets the profits the Fed makes from money creation? Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam pays zero interest on all the debt the Fed has monetized, since it is immediately returned to the Treasury as profit.

    No, to the immediate issue. Treasury is helping the Fed create so-called Special Purpose Vehicles, or SPVs.

    The Fed is shifting the printers to ludicrous speed. To buy, backstop and bailout ALL THE THINGs, the Fed needs to buy and lend to, uh, "entities of questionable solvency" one might say.

    IOW, the Fed will need to take dogshit on its balance sheet. But the law doesn't allow the Fed to put dogshit on its balance sheet. Basically it has to have sovereign debt level credit ratings.

    So, it needs to make dogshit look like fine Belgian chocolate.

    How does it do this? Via SPVs. Treasury creates them or helps create them, and injects capital into them. Where does it get this capital? Borrows it. Which the Fed monetizes (or bond market buys) it. Now, the SPV has the credit rating of Uncle Same backing it.

    SPV then buys dogshit using Fed's created money. On Fed's balance sheet, you have the Uncle Sam backed SPV, which looks like fine Belgian chocolate.

    That's what's going on. They did this back in '08. First SPV which bough Bear Stearns dogshit was called Maiden Lane.

    That's all that's going on.

    Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (f1Vqw)

    164 Has anyone here used instacart? Pros cons??

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

    165 Tether ball was not bad. We always heard someone got killed with the lawn darts. (Which were slightly before my time, but my grandparents had them and the hula hoops you were supposed to toss them into.)

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (QrImU)

    166
    Here's a nice picture of big Max.

    http://soyaraborzoi.com/MaxFortWorth2.jpg

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (7rVsF)

    167 Night MP4.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (QrImU)

    168 162 Tell someone you love that you love them today, don't wait for tomorrow.
    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (7LXZS)


    Love you, Ben Had.

    Posted by: Ladyl at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

    169 So sorry to hear, Hadrian. Never easy.

    Posted by: Gem at March 27, 2020 10:29 PM (65i3Q)

    170 Today was exciting stuff. The frightening stuff is really bad.
    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:24 PM

    Agreed today with the fed and treasury action was interesting.

    But if the false flag warnings, habeas corpus suspension, deep state arrests, medical ships used for arrests, and going after Soros is all about to happen within the next few days or weeks...

    Wow.

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 27, 2020 10:29 PM (Do5/p)

    171 was there an arrest in that failed robbery ?

    cause it looks kinda staged

    Posted by: REDACTED at March 27, 2020 10:29 PM (rpxSz)

    172 I bet if you got her drunk she would do wild things. Things that would shock you, scare you, dare you, and make you change names and move out of state afterwards. Because those intense, high-strung chicks, are something else.
    Posted by: Mikey NTH

    Not wise to use your own name.

    Posted by: Drink Like Tuco, er, Bill Carson at March 27, 2020 10:30 PM (9lL/B)

    173 Now that our county has decided I must shelter in place it will be interesting for our clients who call daily with one crisis after another that our firm and me are not essential workers. Fine, they need sombody to call the building inspector right now for a field change they can get the county commisioner or somebody to do it. Otherwise I'll do it when I get an email I get around to reading and respond to. If I feel like it.

    Posted by: Ripley at March 27, 2020 10:30 PM (sGobE)

    174 Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:27 PM (Lqy/e)

    Oh I sure hope your kitty is okay.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:30 PM (dUJdY)

    175 I know how much your dogs are family, Hadrian. So sorry for your losses.

    Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 27, 2020 10:30 PM (PHxng)

    176 thank you publius.

    I peeked over at x22. Smelled off to me. and frankly the Q groupies touting that place isn't making it smell any better.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (ykYG2)

    177 aoc is probably the lamest fuck known to mankind. will induce vomiting and thoughts of suicide. not worth one milliliter of my flop sweat.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (KP5rU)

    178 ..Time to take off my shirt and work on this bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel...

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:20 PM (9lL/B)



    Time to take off my shirt and work on this Barrel of Four Roses Single Bottle.

    i.e., quantity can be a quality in it's own right. *hic!*



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (QzJWU)

    179 I peeked over at x22. Smelled off to me. and frankly the Q groupies touting that place isn't making it smell any better.
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (ykYG2)

    Yeppers! I had to tighten my tin foil hat cause o the mind reading waves.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (s9Eo8)

    180 sorry hadrian. been there.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (KP5rU)

    181 Ladyl, I love you and your presence in my life is a gift beyond compare.

    That's how you do it my friends.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (7LXZS)

    182 ...and somehow, Mickey's response to fate is even creepier than, "I am the storm.."

    Posted by: Joe Kidd at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (5WpEK)

    183 I am so done with these people. It become a virtue signaling narrative with these self appointed pinch faced scolds.

    They're hoping that the epidemic will collapse the country, and bring on The Revolution. It's not pleasant for them to think that society will not collapse, and that they will go back to being a barista.

    Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (I2/tG)

    184 177
    aoc is probably the lamest fuck known to mankind. will induce vomiting
    and thoughts of suicide. not worth one milliliter of my flop sweat.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:31 PM (KP5rU)

    So you're not mesmerized by her boobs? I think you're in the minority among the 'rons.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (6ofTb)

    185 128 - Yes, that was today. Reporter wanted Trump to guarantee or at least state there would be a ventilator for anyone who needed one.

    Posted by: Oblivious at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (goDqi)

    186 That's all that's going on.
    Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM

    Sorry, publius, so you all were talking about that stuff the other night in jest? Mocking it?

    Ugh, boy did I misinterpret the comments. Sorry.

    But I guess I've put on a tinfoil hat for first time in my life.

    When going through unprecedented times and nothing makes sense...

    I guess I'll keep some salt handy when watching from now on...

    Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (Do5/p)

    187 Tell someone you love that you love them today, don't wait for tomorrow.

    Posted by: Ben Had


    Before or after monies have changed hands?

    Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 27, 2020 10:33 PM (2ygtH)

    188 Fanny seems to be drinking okay and I think she ate something. I would hate to lose her. I had a little antibiotic left from a respiratory infection last month so she had some last night and this morning. The amoxicillan should work better.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:33 PM (Lqy/e)

    189 http://soyaraborzoi.com/MaxFortWorth2.jpg

    Hadrian,

    Very obviously a loved and cared for dog.

    Please accept my condolences ...

    Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 27, 2020 10:33 PM (LPnfS)

    190 Tell someone you love that you love them today, don't wait for tomorrow.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (7LXZS)


    As ever, Ben Had is spot on!
    Do not waste that chance today!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

    191 chavez, probably right. But. Decent jugs round up to 1.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (9lL/B)

    192 181 Ladyl, I love you and your presence in my life is a gift beyond compare.

    That's how you do it my friends.
    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (7LXZS)

    sounds fishy

    I feel all icky

    Posted by: REDACTED at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (rpxSz)

    193 Ben Had, good advice. I never see my grandkids but once a year. I started texting them randomly telling them I love them (I would call but I know this younger generation, lol). anyway.. first time I did, my daughter called and said mom is everything okay? Johnny said he got a text from you saying you love him. I said yeah of course. Just want him to know I love him.

    How sad.. I felt terrible.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

    194 165
    Tether ball was not bad. We always heard someone got killed with the
    lawn darts. (Which were slightly before my time, but my grandparents had
    them and the hula hoops you were supposed to toss them into.)



    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (QrImU)

    Tetherball was always fun, but lawn darts were awesome. Even an 8 year old could get a good lob out of those. And getting hit with them? You had to be a total idiot or trying to get hit.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (xts8Z)

    195 Are you kidding?!

    More than worth it for a first date or meeting the in-laws.
    Posted by: Walter Freeman at March 27, 2020 09:49 PM (+oVP5)

    I have some regular briquet-shaped briquets getting their glow on right now, ready for the slab of brisket in five minutes.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (miJU3)

    196 Match.com paired Hannah with the guy who takes a magnifying glass outside to burn ants.

    He was too boring for her.

    Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (2RBkF)

    197 Amazon prime movies are such a crapshoot. I love
    that they put all these indy movies that I've never heard of, but you
    get such a weird mix.



    Movie called Strong about a motorcycle racer. Think you'll see
    awesome moto races? Nope. You get to hear about his battle with cancer.



    Next.
    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:05 PM (s9Eo


    try the move Rare Exports.

    It is a Finnish Christmas movie.

    you know, Finland, reindeer, where Santa Clause comes from. With that whimsical Finnish take on it all.

    Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (6rS3m)

    198 Hadrian, those are such magnificent dogs...

    and he was a special beauty!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (BiNEL)

    199 So you're not mesmerized by her boobs? I think you're in the minority among the 'rons.
    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (6ofTb)

    Can't speak for Chavez, but no. Hot stupid basic bitches are a dime a dozen. If I was after that I'd go to River Ranch in Lafayette and hang out at Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (BAsqb)

    200 184: thanks for noticing. fell for that bullshit once.never again. effin morons, what you gonna do?

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (KP5rU)

    201 Hadrian, my sympathies to you and Her Majesty. I know you have had a rough time of it with the doggies lately. It's hard to say goodbye to so many in such a short time.

    Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:35 PM (RfzVr)

    202 Here is another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/u3m56tv
    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (l9m7l)

    Leela was a beautiful cat. I know you miss her muchly. Condolences.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:36 PM (miJU3)

    203 >> Sorry, publius, so you all were talking about that stuff the other night in jest? Mocking it?

    I was talking about the Fed going into overdrive to print money like crazy and back up everything. Try to stop the stock market dive and the corporate credit crunch (which it pretty much has. At least the bottom is in, I think).

    Yes, the Fed is doing all this, blowing up its balance sheet to $5.3T. Printing money (electronically) that give Rudolf Von Havenstein a raging hard-on in his grave.

    But nope, no tinfoil hat conspiracy stuff is going on of the X22 and similar level.

    Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 27, 2020 10:36 PM (f1Vqw)

    204 It seems to me that these people, wanting change by corona virus or climate change or peak oil, really don't like their lives. They don't know how to change it so they want some big exterior event to do it for them.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)

    205 84 do beetles indicate an early summer?

    Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at March 27, 2020 10:37 PM (gSgAd)

    206 We always heard someone got killed with the lawn darts. (Which were slightly before my time, but my grandparents had them and the hula hoops you were supposed to toss them into.)

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:28 PM (QrImU)


    I read it was a plunging fire lawn dart that went into the top of some kid's head. That I never believed. But kids throwing them like spears and sinking into a kid's chest? Now that I could believe. Because . . . kids. I could also believe some kids making a bow out of sticks and a large rubber band and firing the lawn dart like a crossbow bolt. Again because . . . kids. But going through the top of the head? Nah, that's just too propagandistically convenient.

    I'll add: It's funny that 'propagandistically' passes spellcheck. I thought I made it up.

    Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2020 10:37 PM (Y8PSl)

    207 205: no. but, the beatles still suck donkey dick.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

    208 It seems to me that these people, wanting change by corona virus or climate change or peak oil, really don't like their lives. They don't know how to change it so they want some big exterior event to do it for them.
    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)

    "Unless a man has the capacity to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what use is freedom if the self be ineffectual?"

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 10:38 PM (BAsqb)

    209 Come on and zoom zoom zooma zoom.
    Posted by: freaked, dating myself at March 27, 2020 09:55 PM (Tnijr)

    Here you go, some Louie Prima:

    https://hooktube.com/watch?v=sqA4IviTEwQ

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:39 PM (miJU3)

    210 Posted by: Drink Like Tuco, er, Bill Carson at March 27, 2020 10:30 PM (9lL/B)

    True, but no one is thinking straight at that time; anyway I say you get half a fifth of tequila in her along with a couple snorts of cocaine she'd be as wild as a pack of hyenas.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:39 PM (xts8Z)

    211 "quantity can be a quality in it's own right. *hic!*"

    Yeah, it's ok. I prefer Larceny as a daily. A friend gave me a bottle of Col Taylor, that's a once a month drink.

    Jim

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:39 PM (9lL/B)

    212 BeckChas, that is one sweet looking kitty (I really like this photo).Sorry for you loss!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

    213 REDACTED, I know these people in real life and there are no bigger hearts.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (7LXZS)

    214 It seems to me that these people, wanting change by corona virus or climate change or peak oil, really don't like their lives.

    I have a masters degree in sociology, I'm $100,000 in debt, and I'm waiting tables.

    How Dare Society Do This To Me!

    Posted by: Typical Revolutionary! at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (I2/tG)

    215 >>This enrages the virus groupies, who are promising us that they will have the last laugh two weeks from now, when the bodies start piling up on street corners in Portland. Some people are really, really, invested in having this turn into a disaster.
    Posted by: The ARC of History!!

    There are some people in my institution that will be disappointed if this fails to be the disaster they were promised.

    Posted by: Aviator at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (2cuLk)

    216 ..Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh



    I'm so sorry for you and your Mrs. And Max was indeed, beautiful.

    Now, a bit on Heaven.

    Think of an eternal Tx Mo Meet, with everyone there, the food and the booze never run out, ammo supplies are endless, the weather is perfect and all the doggehs and kittehs are there, too.

    With Max, Leela and my beloved Harley there to welcome us each, as we arrive.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (QzJWU)

    217 you know, Finland, reindeer, where Santa Clause comes from. With that whimsical Finnish take on it all.
    Posted by: Kindltot at March 27, 2020 10:34 PM (6rS3m)

    On screen now.

    .. and nice.. i figured it would have sub-titles and I would move on cause.. don't wanna read.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (s9Eo8)

    218 Reporter wanted Trump to guarantee or at least state there would be a ventilator for anyone who needed one.

    Posted by: Oblivious at March 27, 2020 10:32 PM (goDqi)
    ---
    Libs like simple.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (Eicbe)

    219 213 REDACTED, I know these people in real life and there are no bigger hearts.
    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (7LXZS)

    just punning wid ya

    Posted by: REDACTED at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (rpxSz)

    220 We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well. Hadrian, we stand to our glasses ready for our lost companions.

    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (yBQiw)

    221 How Dare Society Do This To Me!

    It's why AOC is their patron saint - "overeducated", underemployed, until a cosmic event occurred that lifted her out of her drab existence.

    Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

    222 I have a masters degree in sociology, I'm $100,000 in debt, and I'm waiting tables.

    How Dare Society Do This To Me!
    Posted by: Typical Revolutionary! at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (I2/tG)

    You're in luck! All the bars and inside of restaurants are closed.

    Congratulations!

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (QrImU)

    223 Mikey, I'm sold. I say we tag team her.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (9lL/B)

    224 There are some people in my institution that will be disappointed if this fails to be the disaster they were promised.
    Posted by: Aviator at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (2cuLk)

    The cell walls are closing in on Trump?

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (BAsqb)

    225 We all love you Ben Had. You hold a special place in my heart.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

    226 My cousin accidentally hit me in the nose with his crocquet mallet when I was young. Many years later, my husband asked me how I'd broken my nose. And I've bern hit in the eye with a badminton birdie. I am not athletic and kids games can be dangerous.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (Lqy/e)

    227 Jewells, write your story for your grandkids. A cousin of mine did our family history and it is the single best thing I have ever read. Give that to your grandkids.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (7LXZS)

    228 Hadrian and Beckoning Chasm--

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful animals.

    It is such a unique and painful grief.

    Posted by: Ladyl at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

    229 glasses ready for our lost companions.
    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (yBQiw)

    Sorry Retief. Losing a pup sucks so much.

    Posted by: ghbucky at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (s9Eo8)

    230 With Max, Leela and my beloved Harley there to welcome us each, as we arrive.
    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX
    [
    Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2020 10:40 PM (QzJWU)


    And the Rainbow Bridge has just been reinforced so that there are no worries about the doggies, kitties, and horses running across to greet us!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (BiNEL)

    231 It's why AOC is their patron saint - "overeducated", underemployed, until a cosmic event occurred that lifted her out of her drab existence.
    Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 27, 2020 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

    It's a modern Cinderella story.

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (BAsqb)

    232 Got some good news today. Son has been trying for over a year to get a transfer to be closer to home. His immediate supervisors had been dragging their feet because they didn't want to lose him. He finally got the ear of the big boss, who told the lower ranking managers that *you give good employees consideration when you can*, so it was approved.

    Starting Monday, instead of a 1 hour/32 mile commute each way, the boy will be driving 3 minutes, 3/4 of a mile. So much more time for himself and his family.

    I am glad I will no longer be stressing about his long drive, on busy interstates, in crappy weather, with idiot drivers.

    Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (RfzVr)

    233 Jim.. now THAT'S my idea of Heaven!!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (dUJdY)

    234 220
    We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well. Hadrian, we stand to our glasses ready for our lost companions.

    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (yBQiw)

    Oh, I'm sorry Retief.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 10:44 PM (6ofTb)

    235 That's a great idea Ben!! Nothing but time on my hand right now!!

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:44 PM (dUJdY)

    236 Nice job, Joe, the "Luhan" virus. Somebody save that poor guy. It is sad to watch.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (8ruUE)

    237 It seems to me that these people, wanting change by corona virus or climate change or peak oil, really don't like their lives.
    ---
    Just watched Highwaymen, about hunting the celebrity killers Bonnie & Clyde.

    Boredom can play an amazing role in people's lives. Some historians even have cited boredom as a key factor in the witch trials.

    An escape from the mundane world to a dramatic conflict with Satan himself and his pawns.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (Eicbe)

    238 CFO mom, that is good news!

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (Lqy/e)

    239 Condolences for the loss of Dory, Retief.

    Posted by: Ladyl at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

    240
    We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well.

    I'm sorry for your loss. It's been a hard day.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (7rVsF)

    241 "Libs like simple."

    They like gotchas more. Best to ignore em or slap em down.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (9lL/B)

    242 Reteif, sorry for the loss of your pup too.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 27, 2020 10:46 PM (Lqy/e)

    243 The dress makes the woman


    https://tinyurl.com/v64nx7n

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:46 PM (xts8Z)

    244 Warren Zevon, Don't Let Us Get Sick

    Sobs

    Posted by: Kazi at March 27, 2020 10:47 PM (0x00j)

    245

    So Miley, Publius and maybe Ladyl were talking about the X22 report a few days ago?

    Hey t-bird, maybe I am a subversive.

    Posted by: teej at March 27, 2020 10:47 PM (rhR3K)

    246 Retief.. sorry for your loss. Damn this has been a tough day. Did I see BC also lost his pet?

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:47 PM (dUJdY)

    247 >>I read it was a plunging fire lawn dart that went into the top of some kid's head. That I never believed. But kids throwing them like spears and sinking into a kid's chest? Now that I could believe. Because . . . kids. I could also believe some kids making a bow out of sticks and a large rubber band and firing the lawn dart like a crossbow bolt. Again because . . . kids. But going through the top of the head? Nah, that's just too propagandistically convenient.

    I'll add: It's funny that 'propagandistically' passes spellcheck. I thought I made it up.
    Posted by: RickZ

    It's real. I'm sure there were multiple cases.

    Posted by: Aviator at March 27, 2020 10:47 PM (2cuLk)

    248 Retief, sorry to hear this.

    Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (0ReGO)

    249 187

    Absolutely true. I was able to kiss my dad on the temple and tell him I love him just hours before he passed away. I kissed him in the same spot before they took him away at the hospital. Never wait!

    Posted by: jmel at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (OeWgo)

    250 Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:43 PM (RfzVr)

    Good for him! My commute (normally) is 2 miles 5-7 minutes.


    Right now it is twenty feet. Lockdown could be worse, especially since I live alone.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (xts8Z)

    251 Condolences to you as well, Retief

    Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (PHxng)

    252 Sorry to hear that, Retief.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (QrImU)

    253 Reteif, condolences.
    Life can be hard, and losing a pup makes it harder!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 27, 2020 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

    254 Jewells, it will be the most rewarding thing you have ever done. The grandkids will love it but your own children will love it more.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:49 PM (7LXZS)

    255 "My cousin accidentally hit me in the nose with his crocquet mallet when I was young. Many years later, my husband asked me how I'd broken my nose. And I've bern hit in the eye with a badminton birdie"

    I got smacked in the side of the head with an alumimum baseball bat by my friend while we were trying to hit tennis balls into my gutter when I was 5. Can still feel the slight indent.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 10:49 PM (9lL/B)

    256 >>>The beatles still suck donkey dick.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:38 PM


    Good thing grammie isn't here. She'd set you straight.

    Posted by: cfo mom at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (RfzVr)

    257 Boredom can play an amazing role in people's lives. Some historians even have cited boredom as a key factor in the witch trials.

    I've thought that this explains a lot of the popularity of "alternative" gender descriptors.

    You're a hairstylist, with a boring life, and announcing that your are "genderqueer" is an attempt to appear more interesting.

    Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (I2/tG)

    258 Taking your shirt off sure serves to make employment interviews more intense.

    It just seems to take a turn right at that moment.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (Eicbe)

    259 Gran Turismo coming on, AMC
    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 27, 2020 10:06 PM (xSo9G)

    That's Eastwood with a Studebaker, right?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (miJU3)

    260 >>We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well. Hadrian, we stand to our glasses ready for our lost companions.
    Posted by: Retief

    Condolences to you as well.

    Posted by: Aviator at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (2cuLk)

    261 I'm getting kinda freaked out about the predicted outbreak in central/northern Illinois.... not the Kung Flu outbreak but the tornado outbreak that some of the weather people are predicting for tomorrow.

    Chatter among the storm chasers is centered on one particular computer model predicting an apocalyptic outbreak of long tracked, possibly violent twisters with the potential to ravage every major city between St. Louis and Chicago, but there are others cautioning that this particular model tends to overdo severe weather parameters and other models show a less dire outcome. (Now where have we seen that before?)

    Meanwhile there is a bit of an online debate taking place about whether storm chasers will be in violation of the IL stay at home order, whether potentially exposed/infected people who live in mobile homes, etc. should go to community tornado shelters..... this could get interesting.

    Posted by: Secret Square at March 27, 2020 10:51 PM (9WuX0)

    262 Then, Inslee talked with the GM chick yesterday, and the knowledge transfer was put on hold.

    Everyone working on the project was pissed.

    Inslee was grandstanding.

    Inslee is.a puke and a cokksukker.
    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

    That's what the old Soviets called a "wrecker". You know what they did with wreckers, don't you?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:52 PM (miJU3)

    263 Retief.. Condolences to you and yours.

    We will see them again. The love is too great for it to be otherwise.



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2020 10:53 PM (QzJWU)

    264 Thank you all. You guys have kept me sane in all the craziness ever since I bailed out of HotGas years ago so I am truly in your debt.

    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 10:53 PM (yBQiw)

    265 We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well. Hadrian, we stand to our glasses ready for our lost companions.
    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 10:41 PM (yBQiw)
    * * * *

    Condolences on your terrible loss, Retief. A sad day indeed.

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (WFcrO)

    266 reteif, sorry.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (KP5rU)

    267 who knew NYC was full of Fox News watching Deplorables?

    Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (Gl2vL)

    268 jmel, these are the things that give you the good memories and assuage the sorrow. We are all going to lose but those last memories remain until you are also gone.

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (7LXZS)

    269 It's obviously a serious situation, but serious enough to justify throwing our economy into a blender (and then increasing out national debt by 10% in one stroke because "the economy is in a blender!") in a nation that murders 2500 babies a day in service of a woman's constitutional right to fuck her brains out as much as she wants without any chance of consequences? I'm having a real hard time seeing how the numbers justify the response, Jack, a real hard time, and it's starting to piss me off. I doubt I'm the only one."

    To begin, I want to say that I think the response to this WuFlu has been way too extreme - this should have been dealt with the way the H1N1 epidemic in 2010 was dealt with. Thinking we can shut down everything is insane. Also, I think the majority of the illness will be past, at least in this country, by May 1st. maybe a couple weeks earlier,even. Second, I strongly support every step Trump has taken, ESPECIALLY the $2 trillion bailout, and the Fed flooding the markets with liquidity. I think that buys us about 30 days, and maybe after that the system can be self sustaining. If not, we might have to double down, but we can wait and see.

    I aggravated some here earlier in the week by harping on economics, but just to repeat, and to point out why this was so necessary: Economically, when combined with the secondary collapse being caused by the Oil War, this was not a "downturn" or a "recession" or even another Depression. What was beginning makes all of those fade into insignificance - we were looking (well we still are) at what was going to be 2 or 3 times as devastating, economically, as the Great Depression was at it's peak. 30% unemployment guaranteed, building to 50% and maybe more. The death of *every* independent business in this country.

    Economically, we were/are standing on the brink of an Extinction Level Event. You may not believe it was that bad, but I can assure you that everyone at Morgan Stanley and everyone on Trump's team, including Trump himself, are absolutely convinced of that. We either throw however man trillions at it that we can Right Now, to try to stop this, or we accept that our markets, our pension funds, our society, and most likely even the Country itself, are lost forever. Even now, we are within days of that kind of meltdown happening - the only thing stopping it is the Governments willingness to print WHATEVER it takes to buy any asset, bail out any business, and prop up any valuation that it can.

    will this lead to long term problems? Of course, terrible ones - but you don't worry about the problem you might have 5 years from now when you're about to die tomorrow. So, we HAVE to go big, no limits, throw everything we have at this and even more. If it only costs $2 trillion, that's cheap. If it ends up costing $10 trillion, we still have to do it, because we lose everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - if we don't.

    As I said above, Trump knows this - he gets it perhaps better than anyone. I'm eternally glad he's leading us now, he may be the only one who could have done it.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (V2Yro)

    270 Hadrian and Retief, I'm so sorry for your pets' passing.

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 27, 2020 10:55 PM (G546f)

    271 Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (qAR6u)

    Lots and lots of healthy lungs.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:55 PM (miJU3)

    272 Our furry companions steal our hearts.

    Posted by: Kazi at March 27, 2020 10:55 PM (0x00j)

    273 Chatter among the storm chasers is centered on one particular computer model predicting an apocalyptic outbreak ... others cautioning that this particular model tends to overdo severe weather parameters and other models show a less dire outcome. (Now where have we seen that before?)

    Posted by: Secret Square at March 27, 2020 10:51 PM (9WuX0)

    Funny you should mention that, I was thinking weather models and virus models have a lot in common. Possibility of input error, model bias, human bias, etc.

    Yesterday in Ohio they said peak would likely be end of April/early May with 6,000 cases daily. Now they're saying later in May with 10,000 cases daily. Why such a change in one day? Regardless, I'm sure they're going to use that to say we need to be locked inside for infinity.

    Posted by: AF at March 27, 2020 10:56 PM (RsPQq)

    274 These hospital ships are huge: 894 feet long. They're converted oil super tankers.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:56 PM (mhs6e)

    275 Here is another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/u3m56tv
    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (l9m7l)


    She was a good looking cat, BC ...

    Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 27, 2020 10:56 PM (LPnfS)

    276 Well, I'm gonna go read for a bit. Night all. Stay safe.

    Posted by: Jewells45 at March 27, 2020 10:56 PM (dUJdY)

    277 Well, if your economy can't handle what medieval economies did yearly, maybe your society ain't so strong.

    Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (IB++I)

    278 Rest well, big black Max. And wait for us.
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (7rVsF)

    Condolences, Hadrian. Tough losing all those sweet animals.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (miJU3)

    279 This enrages the virus groupies, who are promising us that they will have the last laugh two weeks from now, when the bodies start piling up on street corners in Portland. Some people are really, really, invested in having this turn into a disaster.



    Try living with one.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (oVJmc)

    280 Jim, you know I love you man, now pass the bourbon!

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (7LXZS)

    281 272: affirmative. they will burrow into your heart. they never leave. they're just not here.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

    282 If a Demoncrap were President this would just be a bad flu season...

    Posted by: lin-duh at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (UUBmN)

    283 The local company is working double 10 hour shifts, and GM project manager was there last weekend to learn the process.

    Everyone involved was gung ho, full steam ahead.

    Then, Inslee talked with the GM chick yesterday, and the knowledge transfer was put on hold.

    Everyone working on the project was pissed.

    Inslee was grandstanding.

    Inslee is.a puke and a cokksukker.
    Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 27, 2020 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

    You know, I was wondering what CNN was going on about earlier this afternoon about how Trump was making promises that GM couldn't fulfill, and 'how can he do that?'

    Makes perfect sense now.

    Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (m2EfB)

    284 You're a hairstylist, with a boring life, and announcing that your are "genderqueer" is an attempt to appear more interesting.

    Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 27, 2020 10:50 PM (I2/tG)
    ---
    School-aged white boys are now picking alternative genders to get themselves out of the intersectional cellar. Even if the have to vote to some nit too queer "gender" like unspecified or not-too-sexual, or something like that.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (Eicbe)

    285 We had to let our dog, Dory, go today as well. Hadrian, we stand to our glasses ready for our lost companions.
    Posted by: Retief


    My condolences.

    Was she? named after Dory the fish in Finding Nemo?

    Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 27, 2020 10:59 PM (LPnfS)

    286 274
    These hospital ships are huge: 894 feet long. They're converted oil super tankers.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 10:56 PM (mhs6e)

    They are something - designed intended for the role, not a converted ocean liner. They are intense platforms. I would guess that one of the amphibious helicopter carriers would also be a good hospital on a ton-per-bed ratio when you consider their roles.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 11:00 PM (xts8Z)

    287 affirmative. they will burrow into your heart. they never leave. they're just not here.
    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (KP5rU)
    * * * *

    Very well said, chavez!

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2020 11:00 PM (WFcrO)

    288 268

    Definitely. I don't know how I would have gotten through my grief without my faith and the Horde, of course. When I went back to see him right after he passed, the Scripture that went through my head was, 'To live is Christ and to die is gain.' That helped me. And knowing he knew how loved he was.

    Posted by: jmel at March 27, 2020 11:00 PM (OeWgo)

    289 287: thanks.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (KP5rU)

    290 Good night all. Be blessed.

    Even though I walk through the valley of trolls I shall not be concerned, the Lord is my banhammer.

    Posted by: Kazi at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (0x00j)

    291 Well put Tom. Preznit Polepleaser defaulted to overlooking it and the presstitutes covered for his affirmative action ass. There is a middle ground between ignoring and panicking. The dems and press are truly the enemies of this nation, and I hope that can remedied and rectified in the near future.

    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (9lL/B)

    292 Yesterday in Ohio they said peak would likely be end of April/early May with 6,000 cases daily. Now they're saying later in May with 10,000 cases daily. Why such a change in one day? Regardless, I'm sure they're going to use that to say we need to be locked inside for infinity.
    Posted by: AF

    Because they can test more people, the case count will go up. But, will the hospital ization rate?

    Posted by: Jean at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (B7KlG)

    293 who knew NYC was full of Fox News watching Deplorables?
    Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (Gl2vL)
    ---
    That's what I said. Because the unthinkable alternative is that Rick Wilson is full of shit.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (Eicbe)

    294 ..Jim, you know I love you man, now pass the bourbon!

    Posted by: Ben Had at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (7LXZS)



    *pours 1.75 ml "glass" of bourbon for Ben Had*


    Much love backatcha! CHEERS!



    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

    Posted by: Jim at March 27, 2020 11:01 PM (QzJWU)

    295 Hey t-bird, maybe I am a subversive.

    I introduced an old girl friend (there's a space in there!) to it all last week. She finds out her sister is on board already. Ha, small world.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 11:02 PM (n6bs1)

    296 I am so sorry Hadrian and Retief.

    Posted by: AnnaS at March 27, 2020 11:02 PM (l4l/z)

    297 We had junebugs all over the porch one year attracted to the light. A big snake was eating them like popcorn.
    n.

    Posted by: Lord Percy etc at March 27, 2020 11:02 PM (nS+hx)

    298 affirmative. they will burrow into your heart. they never leave. they're just not here.

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 10:58 PM (KP5rU)


    I still think about my sweet mutt 45 years later.

    Posted by: RickZ at March 27, 2020 11:02 PM (Y8PSl)

    299 Here is another Leela pic.

    https://tinyurl.com/u3m56tv
    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 27, 2020 09:54 PM (l9m7l)
    * * * *

    BC, what a beautiful cat! You have a real gift photographing your pets. So sorry for your loss. You must miss her terribly.

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 27, 2020 11:03 PM (WFcrO)

    300 As I said above, Trump knows this - he gets it perhaps better than anyone. I'm eternally glad he's leading us now, he may be the only one who could have done it.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2020 10:54 PM (V2Yro)

    Tom, you make a good argument for that monstrosity that passed today.

    If you're right, I just hope that we couple these measures with a Back To America movement for business.

    The startup I work for plays in the respiratory space, and we're expecting big changes, due to current visibility. We're taking a big look at our supply chain, and moving as much production back here as possible - we can't move fast enough, for my liking.

    Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 27, 2020 11:04 PM (m2EfB)

    301 Can you resist?



    https://tinyurl.com/rqspn5o

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 11:04 PM (xts8Z)

    302 I would guess that one of the amphibious helicopter carriers would also be a good hospital on a ton-per-bed ratio when you consider their roles.

    They have a big hospital.9

    Posted by: Jean at March 27, 2020 11:05 PM (B7KlG)

    303 hey are something - designed intended for the role, not a converted ocean liner.

    No, the USNS Mercy was built as the SS Worth for transporting oil. Comfort started out as the tanker SS Rose City.

    Someone had posted a picture of one of them next to an aircraft carrier, and it was barely smaller. That's why I looked that stuff up.

    Posted by: t-bird at March 27, 2020 11:06 PM (TQyCa)

    304 I learned a new word today:

    Termagant.

    (It was used to describe Hillary, so you can imagine what it means.)

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

    305 285 Was she? named after the fish in Finding Nemo?

    She was, due to her curious but absent minded nature. She was a beagle, and made it 15 years, which is pretty good for her breed. She will be missed.

    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (yBQiw)

    306 Hey! Insomniac's and Nurse Ratched's song came up on my youtube music...trail...chart...thingy



    https://tinyurl.com/vjsvfek

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (xts8Z)

    307 48 "You forgot Chop Fluy"

    Wu Tang Clap
    Posted by: some guy out west at March 27, 2020 10:02 PM (Jhqq9)

    That's what you get from the Me Love You Long Time Massage Parlor.

    Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (QMwOT)

    308 As the mouse ears slowly rise above the wall's top, the sniper's rifle coughs discretely, once.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (Z4rgH)

    309 The startup I work for plays in the respiratory space, and we're expecting big changes, due to current visibility. We're taking a big look at our supply chain, and moving as much production back here as possible - we can't move fast enough, for my liking.
    Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 27, 2020 11:04 PM (m2EfB)

    One of the major benefits of this crisis is that it will accelerate onshoring, due to the vivid recognition that having other countries as essential to your vital supply chains is a huge security and pandemic risk.

    Also, everyone gets to do Lent this year. Cool!

    Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 27, 2020 11:09 PM (IB++I)

    310
    I still think about my sweet mutt 45 years later.
    Posted by: RickZ

    =======

    Dang. My grandmother has the collar and tags for a dog that died 45 years ago. She's moved twice in the past 30 years and both times she cried when she had to pack that dog collar. It still hangs in her room.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:09 PM (G51Gf)

    311 "weather models and virus models have a lot in common. Possibility of input error, model bias, human bias, etc."

    The model that's screaming yuge tornado outbreak (known as the HRRR) is apparently the meteorological equivalent of the original Imperial College WuFlu study that prompted all these lockdowns/stay at home orders.

    Posted by: Secret Square at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (9WuX0)

    312 Dang. My grandmother has the collar and tags for a dog that died 45 years ago. She's moved twice in the past 30 years and both times she cried when she had to pack that dog collar. It still hangs in her room.
    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:09 PM (G51Gf)

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (XVuno)

    313
    I learned a new word today:

    Termagant.

    (It was used to describe Hillary, so you can imagine what it means.)
    Posted by: qdpsteve

    ========

    Her latest tweet is a doozy. Maybe you've seen it.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (G51Gf)

    314 She was, due to her curious but absent minded nature.

    And her ability to speak whale!

    Again, my condolences.

    Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 27, 2020 11:11 PM (LPnfS)

    315 Good eveninf.

    Prediction:

    With the economy now currently shitting the bed, thanks in large part to government overreaction commanding it to do thus, it shall be soon learned that US greenhouse gas emissions will have been cut rather significantly.

    This will result in all the enviroweenies who've been screaming how we have only ten years (nine years now, I think) left will make the claim that the world gained several years thus pushing back the inevitable Doomsday to like 2035 or some shit.

    Moving along...

    Guys?

    I fucking hate people.

    Anyway, gotta be up early.

    This load isn't gonna drive itself!

    Good night!

    Posted by: Robert at March 27, 2020 11:11 PM (Zt7S+)

    316 Blonde, I did.
    "Hillary virtually defines the word termagant."
    :-)

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

    317 Her latest tweet is a doozy. Maybe you've seen it.
    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (G51Gf)

    ---------

    She's a love, isn't she?

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 11:11 PM (XVuno)

    318 We're supposed to have record high temperatures here in Florida. Beaches closed, so it'll be interesting to see what happens in the hoods and barrios.

    Cops in Sarasota had to break up a block party in the hood, and while there was no violence the dindoos were hostile and not cooperative until a few mace bombs were delivered as a convincer.

    Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 11:12 PM (qAR6u)

    319 277 Well, if your economy can't handle what medieval economies did yearly, maybe your society ain't so strong.
    Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at March 27, 2020 10:57 PM (IB++I)"

    You toss that off in a way that tells me you don't understand how resilient medieval societies were, on matters of basic survival, and how unsuited we are. We've forgotten what generations before us took for granted. Even through the 1920's and 30's, most houses (even in cities) had chicken coops out back for meat and eggs, you didn't go to a store from them. The farmer you got milk from lived a little walk from you, you made your own dairy products, the women sewed clothes for the family, you got herbs from your own garden plot. There was no big interconnected society; but that meant when big things happened elsewhere, the people could still survive.

    We now live in this huge interconnected machine that no one understands completely, and if we let it break down, it breaks down everywhere and all at once. We've taken risks we don't even understand. In many ways, Medieval folk were a lot smarter about survival than we are.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2020 11:12 PM (V2Yro)

    320 Cicero, Hil's heart needs a lot of blessing.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

    321 She was, due to her curious but absent minded
    nature. She was a beagle, and made it 15 years, which is pretty good for
    her breed. She will be missed.





    Posted by: Retief at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (yBQiw)

    Aw, I just lost my beagle Sam last month. He was about three weeks away from turning 13.

    Posted by: Jordan61 at March 27, 2020 11:12 PM (6ofTb)

    322 Alabama Governor Kay Ivy has ordered "non-essential" businesses to close at 5:00 PM Saturday.

    Posted by: Fox2! at March 27, 2020 11:13 PM (qyH+l)

    323 Charcoal skulls -- Want, but not for burning. And not at that price. Maybe I could carve a few.
    **********

    Hannah, when she runs out of butterflies, resorts to boiling bunnies.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 27, 2020 11:13 PM (Z4rgH)

    324

    This is the hospital ship that was used as a hospital annex when I was in Long Beach in 1973.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Repose_(AH-16)

    Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 27, 2020 11:13 PM (aKsyK)

    325 Condolences for the loss of Dory, Retief.
    Posted by: Ladyl at March 27, 2020 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

    Seconded.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 27, 2020 11:15 PM (miJU3)

    326 312
    Dang. My grandmother has the collar and tags for a dog that died 45
    years ago. She's moved twice in the past 30 years and both times she
    cried when she had to pack that dog collar. It still hangs in her room.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:09 PM (G51Gf)





    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (XVuno)

    When my parents moved, they finally got rid of the leash, collar, and food and water bowls for Cinder, our goofy Labrador-mutt that had died 21 years earlier. And it was still hard to do. And I still miss that dog. And I resist getting a pet because missing Cinder still hurts.

    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at March 27, 2020 11:15 PM (xts8Z)

    327
    Y'know, if that last picture was a still from an actual Disney flick where their legacy characters sacked up, armed up, and started taking out all the dreck characters created since [ pick a date ], I'd go see that.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 27, 2020 11:15 PM (pNxlR)

    328 29 Welp, with Murica shut down, I've taken to noodling more names for the chink sick.

    Xi Jinping Rung Fucking Ting
    Conflucious
    bamboo flu
    rickshaw cough
    Mao Tse Lung
    shanghai fever
    Lung-Tsu
    Ginsu flu
    Hunan Sicken

    Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon.
    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (9lL/B)

    Moo Gu Gai Panic

    Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at March 27, 2020 11:15 PM (Vy7tf)

    329 will this lead to long term problems? Of course, terrible ones - but you don't worry about the problem you might have 5 years from now when you're about to die tomorrow.

    Then execute each and every person who had a decision role in crashing this economy.

    You don't throw the world into a depression, stomping out civil Rights, then shrug your shoulders and walk off counting the billions you grifted from the system without consequences.

    Or the people responsible for this purely demonic expression of Will to Power will do this again, and again.

    Posted by: 🐧 at March 27, 2020 11:17 PM (C+evo)

    330 We now live in this huge interconnected machine that no one understands completely, and if we let it break down, it breaks down everywhere and all at once. We've taken risks we don't even understand. In many ways, Medieval folk were a lot smarter about survival than we are.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2020 11:12 PM (V2Yro)

    yes
    societies with lower tech levels and less specialization are much more self-reliant

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 27, 2020 11:17 PM (G546f)

    331 As the mouse ears slowly rise above the wall's top, the sniper's rifle coughs discretely, once.
    Posted by: GnuBreed at March 27, 2020 11:08 PM (Z4rgH)

    Just gonna leave this here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJk1qmthd4&t=1159s

    Posted by: Vanya at March 27, 2020 11:17 PM (BAsqb)

    332
    Blonde, I did.
    "Hillary virtually defines the word termagant."
    :-)
    Posted by: qdpsteve

    =======

    She's a love, isn't she?
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

    =======


    Just adorable. Here's a funny response:

    "did the virus pay you $400k for a speech or something?"

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:17 PM (G51Gf)

    333 "Hillary virtually defines the word termagant."

    May she be pelted with moldy bread ... to the end of her days.

    Posted by: Adriane the Red Hat Critic ... at March 27, 2020 11:18 PM (LPnfS)

    334 Adriane, I was reading about the oubliette yesterday and how they work.

    I'm not saying that's what I'd wish for Hillary, but sometimes it sure seems like what she'd deserve.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

    335 312 Dang. My grandmother has the collar and tags for a dog that died 45 years ago. She's moved twice in the past 30 years and both times she cried when she had to pack that dog collar. It still hangs in her room.
    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:09 PM (G51Gf)
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 11:10 PM (XVuno)

    Her married name wasn't Bojangles, was it?

    Posted by: Tom Servo at March 27, 2020 11:20 PM (V2Yro)

    336 This is more of a rhetorical question, but I'm super curious to know the answer to this question:

    What percentage of respiratory infections are transmitted in the following places?

    1. In the home
    2. In schools
    3. In the workplace
    4. In public

    Seems half the country is on board with everyone being stuck for two-weeks in the home together in order to avoid all other situations at all costs. But I wouldn't be surprised that the lion's share of infections happen in the home and in grade-school. I note that Japan only shut down schools while somehow miraculously avoided a widespread outbreak. This policy seems more based on intuition than science (past experience).

    Posted by: Serious Cat at March 27, 2020 11:21 PM (zqs/f)

    337 Vin Scully delivers a message about Wuhan Flu as only he can

    https://tinyurl.com/wzwgvaj

    Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 11:21 PM (qAR6u)

    338 Morticia & Cicero

    My last 2 dogs' ashes are in handsome, ENGRAVED urns on the mantel, & my sons understand they're going in the box with me. I trust them to do this. They're dutiful kids.

    Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2020 11:21 PM (Cssks)

    339 Blonde, LOL.

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:21 PM (L2ZTs)

    340 Coronavirus Rhapsody

    https://youtu.be/8KPbJ0-DxTc

    Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 27, 2020 11:22 PM (G546f)

    341 China has one time zone and no DST ever.

    One of the few things the Chicoms got right.


    We can do better. Go to Universal Time - No DST. all clocks around the globe read the same time. No more International Date Line.

    Its just a social construct that the sun must be overhead at noon.

    It sure as heck would simplify everything. The business starts at such and such time and closes at such and such time. The tele-conference will be at a certain time and no more conversions.

    Posted by: 🐧 at March 27, 2020 11:23 PM (C+evo)

    342 Charcoal skulls

    The morons should take up a collection to buy a few for the Ewok the next time he posts a Burning Skull thread.

    Posted by: Basement Cat at March 27, 2020 11:23 PM (pPNCa)

    343 One good thing about the virus...

    Nissan is running their coronavirus zero percent financing ads instead of the Brie Larson vomit inducer

    Posted by: kbdabear at March 27, 2020 11:23 PM (qAR6u)

    344 I'm not exactly sure the derivation of termagant as exoskeleton with stapled-over skin, but thanks for the trivia.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 11:23 PM (Eicbe)

    345 328 29 Welp, with Murica shut down, I've taken to noodling more names for the chink sick.

    Xi Jinping Rung Fucking Ting
    Conflucious
    bamboo flu
    rickshaw cough
    Mao Tse Lung
    shanghai fever
    Lung-Tsu
    Ginsu flu
    Hunan Sicken

    Maybe I should stick to drinking bourbon.
    Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 27, 2020 09:57 PM (9lL/B)

    Moo Gu Gai Panic
    Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at March 27, 2020 11:15 PM (Vy7tf)


    Peking Guck

    Posted by: Splunge at March 27, 2020 11:23 PM (dOV9E)

    346 328 Cicero

    Those are clever.

    Posted by: mnw at March 27, 2020 11:24 PM (Cssks)

    347 Ah-choo Mein

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:24 PM (L2ZTs)

    348 mikey

    If you are a leg man and don't mind Cole Porter tunes:

    https://tinyurl.com/satin-and-silk

    https://tinyurl.com/silk-stockings

    In return for the Jeff Beck video a few nights ago.

    Posted by: PennaLady at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (8HBLI)

    349 My last 2 dogs' ashes are in handsome, ENGRAVED urns on the mantel, & my sons understand they're going in the box with me.

    --------

    Your sons should be relieved. If this was ancient Egypt, THEY would go in the box.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (XVuno)

    350
    I resist getting a pet because missing Cinder still hurts.
    Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special

    =======

    Innat something? Jim (of Galveston) talks about Harley, his irreplaceable cat gone these ten years. I had an irreplaceable cat that passed a few years ago. I'm about to change jobs to where I'll probably be able to have a cat again (no more long-distance travel) but I can't get over that last one.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (G51Gf)

    351 I actually have a brand-new Panda Express right near me that was lucky enough to have their grand opening a month ago, just in time for the great CV panic. Bet that franchise owner is loving life right now...

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

    352 china is asshole!

    Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (KP5rU)

    353
    Your sons should be relieved. If this was ancient Egypt, THEY would go in the box.
    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

    =======

    LOL!

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:26 PM (G51Gf)

    354
    Her married name wasn't Bojangles, was it?
    Posted by: Tom Servo

    ========

    No, it's just that I'm a poet.

    Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 27, 2020 11:27 PM (G51Gf)

    355 Bet that franchise owner is loving life right now...
    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)
    ---
    Wuhan Bat mysteriously disappears from the menu.

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 11:27 PM (Eicbe)

    356 Axeman, and it had the most delicious garlic sauce!

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:28 PM (L2ZTs)

    357 Seems half the country is on board with everyone being stuck for two-weeks in the home together in order to avoid all other situations at all costs.

    I went out today to get the mail from the P.O Box. Everyone that was 60 or older was carrying on like any other day, OTOH nearly every 30-something and younger was kitted up like they were going in to surgery.

    Also, LEOs weren't patrolling and the highways were like Sunday mornings. I was able to easily and safely do 120+ mph for extended distances down highways that were usually creeping along at 20-30mph at that same time.

    Quite a number of other people were 90+, while a considerable number of people on the surface roads were driving as if there was black ice.

    Not sure what danger the Wuhan Panic has to do with overly cautious driving.

    Posted by: 🐧 at March 27, 2020 11:28 PM (C+evo)

    358 But I wouldn't be surprised that the lion's share of infections happen in the home and in grade-school.

    Doctors' offices and hospitals are other places where a lot of germ-swapping happens.

    Posted by: Basement Cat at March 27, 2020 11:29 PM (pPNCa)

    359 Uh oh. Just had a premonition of the next couple months:

    April 2020: Asteroid smash
    May 2020: Man-eating Aliens land and invade
    June 2020: Humanity sez "that's it, I've had it, I'm outta here"

    Posted by: qdpsteve at March 27, 2020 11:30 PM (L2ZTs)

    360 Adriane, I was reading about the oubliette yesterday and how they work.

    Waste of architecture ... Just put a bottle on the top shelf and remove the step stools.

    Posted by: Adriane the Red Hat Critic ... at March 27, 2020 11:30 PM (LPnfS)

    361 Her married name wasn't Bojangles, was it?
    Posted by: Tom Servo
    ---
    That dude could dunk!

    Posted by: Axeman at March 27, 2020 11:30 PM (Eicbe)

    362 Most transmission does occur in the home.

    But you can't "lock down" or isolate people in institutional or public places, and there are a lot more people there to "share" things.

    There are no magic bullets, or perfect choices.

    Just a selection of sledgehammers.

    Posted by: rhomboid at March 27, 2020 11:31 PM (El6T/)

    363 Indianapolis has been ordered to shelter in place.

    Might I suggest setting fire to 465 and keeping it lit until the Woo Hu Flu subsides?

    Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at March 27, 2020 11:31 PM (Vy7tf)

    364 Doctors' offices and hospitals are other places where a lot of germ-swapping happens.

    Word of the day "nosocomial"

    Posted by: 🐧 at March 27, 2020 11:32 PM (C+evo)