When This Is Over, We Are Going to Have Serious Reckoning With the Media About Their Deliberate Incitement of Public Panic, Including Nonstop Senate Inquires About "American" Media Corporate Connections to China

Trump rebuts the fake news from Friday, that Trump had lied about forming a public-private partnership with Google to track coronavirus outbreaks.



The press is pushing new fake news, of course: They're pushing the deliberately panic-inciting rumor that the government is considering imposing a national curfew.

Like the ones they've panicked various cities to implement:

Should We Shut Down Twitter? For Public Health, You Understand.

16 Hey, since we're shutting down huge swaths of the economy on the whims of Jake Tapper and Brian Stetler...is there a reason we haven't shut down Twitter?

It's a major source of disinformation regarding Wuhan Flu, it's probably helping to drive cases of hoarding and supply chain disruption, it'll drive every millennial idiot with the sniffles to the ER which will choke the medical system and may eventually lead to riots and death.

Is there a reason clickbaiting, fear-porn peddlers get to keep tweeting that all our grandmas will die if we go outside, but restaurant workers have to stay home without pay for the next two months?
Posted by: El Kabong

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1 The Boss!

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:25 PM (YxML+)

2 meep

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 12:25 PM (d7Ww2)

3 We're in crazy times.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 16, 2020 12:25 PM (COzlW)

4 meep motherfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 12:25 PM (d7Ww2)

5 Not Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 16, 2020 12:26 PM (oAY8z)

6 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them. Calling them out doesn't seem to budge them. They don't care.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (vEIlU)

7 A "news" blackout would be the most effective treatment for Covid 19.

Posted by: BignJames at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (X/Pw5)

8 Wall. Blindfold. Cigarette. The line starts as CNN HQ.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (Rz36l)

9 If you're walking down Bourbon Street, you're already infected with 10 different germs and virii. What's one more.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (T6t7i)

10 When This Is Over, We Are Going to Have Serious Reckoning With the Media About Their Deliberate Incitement of Public Panic, Including Nonstop Senate Inquires About "American" Media Corporate Connections to China
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There *should* be a reckoning. I doubt very much that there will actually be one. Best-case probable scenario is that people trust them less and ignore them more.

But a reckoning? Forget it, boss. This is Chinatown.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (hYcqw)

11 >>>6 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them. Calling them out doesn't seem to budge them. They don't care.


end free bandwidth for broadcasters. Limit bandwidth to those who do not incite panics.

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (PbpT7)

12 I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

Or at least that's what I heard.

Posted by: James Taylor at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (We5+z)

13 artisanal. From the last thread. Wasn't this a way for the G7 to go on without them meeting face to face? Now they're all working from home, sorta, kinda.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (JVgnl)

14 Tonight's Feature Presentation:

Voter Disenfranchisement, The Return

Posted by: RobM1981 at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (WWBG9)

15 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (vEIlU)


Ask veterinarians. They know about a good way to fix them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (YqDXo)

16 Hey, since we're shutting down huge swaths of the economy on the whims of Jake Tapper and Brian Stetler...is there a reason we haven't shut down Twitter?

It's a major source of disinformation regarding Wuhan Flu, it's probably helping to drive cases of hoarding and supply chain disruption, it'll drive every millennial idiot with the sniffles to the ER which will choke the medical system and may eventually lead to riots and death.

Is there a reason clickbaiting, fear-porn peddlers get to keep tweeting that all our grandmas will die if we go outside, but restaurant workers have to stay home without pay for the next two months?

Posted by: El Kabong at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (datdl)

17 Donk connections to China run pretty deep too...as well as a certain oursourcy senator from Utah vi Massachussetts

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (ONvIw)

18 end free bandwidth for broadcasters. Limit bandwidth to those who do not incite panics.

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (PbpT7)

Exactly!

Posted by: BignJames at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (X/Pw5)

19 I loved the comment on the Twatter feed for the Bourbon St. closure: "The whole place just needs to be flooded with bleach anyway."

Amen to that.

My work is sending me home to work remotely. Until I have Internet at home, which I pray will be this week, I'll come in for an hour or two in the morning. If the local coffee shop, Panera, or or SB in Target stays open, I can hop on the Internet and do my work.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (Ejm1K)

20
8 Wall. Blindfold. Cigarette. The line starts as CNN HQ.
Posted by: Guzalot at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (Rz36l)


Build pyramids

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (pNxlR)

21 Listen to the question asked to Pence yesterday:

@michaelbeatty3

Our media is SHIT
Please listen & acknowledge

https://tinyurl.com/tmdmn98

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (cF8AT)

22 Somewhere around one millionth of 1 percent of Americans have contracted WuFlu. I bet more people have drowned here than died from this virus since the first case was reported in January.

But we have a media/Donk (BIRM) induced panic. Freaking ridiculous.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-now with MOAR TP!) at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (ZSD25)

23 6 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them. Calling them out doesn't seem to budge them. They don't care.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (vEIlU)

Something about a National Razor...

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (vmRc0)

24 Trump single handedly flattened the curve ... by closing some traffic out of China. I think he had good advice, but he still made the move and got slammed by the MSM who would love to see dead Americans if they can blame Trump ... even though the blame would come from their own lies.


Trump-Russia is now Trump-Virus ... and/or Trump caused the markets to fall. How? By not bowing deeply to China?

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (Cus5s)

25 If you're walking down Bourbon Street, you're already infected with 10 different germs and virii. What's one more.
Posted by: pep


Same with strip clubs. Covid-19 will get it's ass beat and rolled for drinking money in a strip club.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (PRK75)

26 12 I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

Or at least that's what I heard.
Posted by: James Taylor at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (We5+z)


No mention of Muslim atrocities?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (YqDXo)

27 end free bandwidth for broadcasters. Limit bandwidth to those who do not incite panics.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (PbpT7)


nice idea

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (vEIlU)

28 nuke the media. only way to be sure. it's time to stop being civilized with these pricks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (KP5rU)

29 end free bandwidth for broadcasters. Limit bandwidth to those who do not incite panics.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (PbpT7)
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I'm in. Doesn't help with cable, but you gotta start somewhere.

"You have a track record of lying and incitement. Your access to spectrum auctions is being suspended for 10 years."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (hYcqw)

30 Disdainfully drops the paper and sarcastically says an apology from the fake news people would be nice. Perfect


The MSM are lazy hacks but are now endangering peoples livelihoods, if not their actual lives, with their biased fake news, all driven purely by TDS.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (YxML+)

31 These are stupid times. I'm still going to work, will probably be thrown into the gulag because of all the sneezing and coughing from my allergies.

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (7R8A2)

32 These are the people who all but championed the Bug Parties that gay men were having, to pass the HIV around.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (kq+y1)

33 Well then...die, sez Jim Jones Media.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (XViCq)

34 We're all gonna die. Hard.

Posted by: Winston at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (RyWXu)

35 It's quite the epiphany when you realize somewhere between 30-40% of Americans are neurotic mental weaklings. No wonder the MFM never worried about their future.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at March 16, 2020 12:30 PM (ENZDr)

36 Somewhere around one millionth of 1 percent of Americans have contracted WuFlu. I bet more people have drowned here than died from this virus since the first case was reported in January.

But we have a media/Donk (BIRM) induced panic. Freaking ridiculous.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert


3,837 out of 339,000,000 people.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (PRK75)

37 Also take note of all the 'New' Right assholes who happily jumped on the Fear Train after laughing at CNN's Russia Collusion hysteria for the last few years.

I expect this from Zucker, Stetler, Tapper and all of the NeverTrump wife swappers.

But quite a few of the Red Pilled BASED MAGApede crew have thrown in with the fake news crowd to keep the clickbait industry alive and well.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (datdl)

38 >>I've seen fire and I've seen rain.


Have you seen Wildfire?

He ran away...

Posted by: That Chick from the Song at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (kq+y1)

39 The msm was 100% wrong about the 2016 election. Did they learn a lesson? Did anyone hold them accountable? Did they change their reliance on polls?

No.

So not holding my breath anything will change after this either.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (PRl6M)

40
As long as the band has a width of 1/2" @ 3 strands, I say give 'em as much as we've got.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (AzW6q)

41 My cousin has a friend who's mother knows a guy who got a telegram from a really important doctor who says everyone is going to die.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (nRWPy)

42 Epoch Times.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (YxML+)

43 26 12 I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

I've seen the Biden's ripping off Ukraine

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (rpxSz)

44 We're all gonna die

Actually we are... Just not all at once and not from the To Wong Flu virus

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (5bxa0)

45 21 Listen to the question asked to Pence yesterday:

@michaelbeatty3

Our media is SHIT
Please listen & acknowledge

https://tinyurl.com/tmdmn98
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (cF8AT)


That WAS an especially infuriating question. I'd love for Pence - or more likely, Trump - to say dismissively, "That's a stupid question. Anyone got an intelligent question?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (YqDXo)

46 Trump single handedly flattened the curve ... by closing some traffic out of China. I think he had good advice, but he still made the move and got slammed by the MSM who would love to see dead Americans if they can blame Trump ... even though the blame would come from their own lies.
...
Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2020 12:29 PM (Cus5s)
+++++++++++++
This particular event has really pissed me off.

Trump: "Based on the Chinese response and in the absence of data, we are restricting travel from known outbreak areas"
Media: Trump's a racist bigot nationalist.
WHO: Travel restrictions don't do shit.

:: wait two weeks ::
WHO: Early travel restrictions were instrumental in improving containment of the outbreak.
Media: Trump didn't do enough.

Fuckers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (hYcqw)

47 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus? Does it only come out at night or something? Is it a were-virus? Should we be tracking the phases of the moon? That doesn't really track with the value of silver going down, though.....

Posted by: pookysgirl, apparently homeschooling now at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (XKZwp)

48 As I said below, they're getting us used to fascism.


On the upside, I'm gonna have the Chinese Buffet all to myself.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (Orx/W)

49 "Your actions are jeopardizing public health."


Translated: We're going to take your freedom, by force if we have to. You are not allowed to act as individuals. You will be collectivized... for your own good.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (hku12)

50 I'm gonna be honest, I haven't any idea how seriously to take this. I'm in NYC and everything is closed. My disabled father and I are trying to figure out what we're going to do for food in the next couple of weeks, all as we watch his retirement go up in flames as the stock market crashes.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (Gyhs0)

51 Seriously, the time to crack down on a hostile lugenpresse is during the crisis. Not afterwards. Seize CNN (or Fox) and explain that further treachery will be punished with shutting down -all- of NBC. Not just their news branch. I don't think Trump would choose to attack Disney this way, yet, but I could be wrong.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (U9n7R)

52 That's no joke about the idiots in New Orleans over the weekend. When the dust settles we'll learn that this shit was spreading like wild-fire during Mardi Gras. That's the only explanation for the outbreak in the city versus everywhere else.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

53 My brother from Md, just called me and said that his local Safeway has armed police at the checkouts. And people are wearing dish washing gloves.

Wondering what it's going to look like in week when everyone is bored, with nothing to do and nowhere to go...hmm..

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (7R8A2)

54 The tree of Liberty .. yada yada yada...

you know the rest

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (flINI)

55 If it is a national emergency, I think Trump needs to take over twatter and fascistbook.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (YslsA)

56
Even the best are succumbing!

https://youtu.be/QIduL2QY7AA

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (pNxlR)

57 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus?

Because...Didn't you get the memo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (nRk/c)

58 The November elections should be suspended until further notice. For public health reasons. And the children.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (NWiLs)

59 I 2nd the motion to shut down Twitter. All in favor say "aye" and it shall be done.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (xfb67)

60 When this is over, we're going to have serious reckoning with the media about their deliberate incitement of public panic, including nonstop Senate inquires about American media corporate connections to China

Seriously. Who's gonna do that? The same people investigating the Presidential coup?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (i0ykY)

61 I'm selling face cullenders for $15 a piece. Hurry they won't last at these prices.
They're Insane!!! - Crazy Eddie.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (gmo/4)

62 As I said below, they're getting us used to fascism. 

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (Orx/W)

Mwahahahaha.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (U9n7R)

63 3,837 out of 339,000,000 people.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (PRK75)

So that works out to 0.000011% of the population. Utter chaos!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-now with MOAR TP!) at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (ZSD25)

64 41 My cousin has a friend who's mother knows a guy who got a telegram from a really important doctor who says everyone is going to die.
Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (nRWPy)


I've got a more reliable source. I saw a graffito that we're all going to die, especially if you're in a rival gang.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:34 PM (YqDXo)

65 47
How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus? Does it only come
out at night or something? Is it a were-virus? Should we be tracking the
phases of the moon? That doesn't really track with the value of silver
going down, though.....


Posted by: pookysgirl, apparently homeschooling now at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (XKZwp)

Minimizing groups of people. This isn't rocket science.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (CQ3Qb)

66 "Your actions are jeopardizing public health."

And your actions, officers, are threatening the Republic.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (axyOa)

67 This clusterfvck China inflicted on the rest of the planet should be the death knell for any overweening ambitions they have to be the world's lone superpower by 2049.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (COzlW)

68 I prefer the term Kung Flu, as it is more rasis..

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (o2MD2)

69
Greece erects concrete blocks to stop the migrants coming from Turkey-
https://tinyurl.com/t7ezj52

Posted by: redridinghood at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (wiXsO)

70
We should be arresting Soros, confiscating his assets and deporting him to Malaysia, as well as nationalizing Goldman Sachs and whatever other saboteurs are tanking our economy based on falsehoods.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (pS94+)

71 I've got a more reliable source. I saw a graffito that we're all going to die, especially if you're in a rival gang.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Pffffft. The power of dance will protect me.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (T6t7i)

72 Marylands repuke govna just shut down all restaurants, bars, and clubs effective at 5pm. It's ridiculous

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (flINI)

73 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus?

"Because we have to do SOMETHING, even if it's totally pointless! It's for the children!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (YqDXo)

74 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them. Calling them out doesn't seem to budge them. They don't care.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (vEIlU)


Pull their WH press passes. Permanently.

RICO the hell out of the major papers; failing that, nail them for in-kind contributions to the DNC.

Pull broadcast licenses.

Defund all government-funded media.

Announce that any GOP-connected person, from the lowest city clerk to the VP, who communicates in any way with any member of the MFM will either be immediately fired or put on a persona non grata list in regards to the White House.

But that would actually require treating the MFM as the actual enemy of the people rather than just wagging a finger at them, so nothing will happen.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (2JVJo)

75 People that go to Bourbon street don't give a shit about public health. That's like preaching abstinence at a porn convention.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (xfb67)

76
3,837 out of 339,000,000 people.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:3

Pales next to the 50 million who have declared bk over medical bills and the 150 million who have been killed in gun violence according to our democrat presidential nominees.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (YxML+)

77 57 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus?

the CHiFlu's a party animal

loves crowds and is a nite owl !!

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (rpxSz)

78 People home from work of course means they go shopping and buy up everything exacerbating that.Closing restraunts will make it worse of course.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (KNsKs)

79 68 I prefer the term Kung Flu, as it is more rasis..
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (o2MD2)

Flu Manchu hits that Yellow Peril vibe a little more on the bulls-eye.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (vmRc0)

80 There's going to be a big reckoning with some people when this is over. That includes the media and various Democrat Governors who are taking advantage of people by spinning their propaganda in order to steal their civil rights.

During the Obama Administration, we heard the phrase "never let a good crisis go to waste". It's now become the sine qua non of Democrats during every national emergency. Instead of a time to bring us together, it's a time of opportunity. A time to further divide us, put us at each others throats, steal from each other, a time to push political agenda in bills trying to respond to the dire needs of our citizens, and more importantly, a time to steal rights from people in order to better control them.

I sat with mouth agape as the governors of NY, NJ and CT, without sufficient cause or factual reason, immediately moved to suspend the rights of people who live in their states. I even was more appalled at the fact not a single person in the media asked where they derived such powers or what the compelling evidence was to take such an extraordinary step.

What will kill our nation is not the Coronavirus or any future plague. We will recover from this. It is the rampant disinterest, apathy, and indifference of a population and the press to question any intrusion on the constitutional rights of the people who actually own this government. That will be the death of our republic, and it's time to let these people know the con is over.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (VpIIl)

81 69
Greece erects concrete blocks to stop the migrants coming from Turkey-
https://tinyurl.com/t7ezj52
Posted by: redridinghood at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (wiXsO)


A few well-placed machine gun nests are much easier to maneuver.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (pS94+)

82 Wondering what it's going to look like in week when everyone is bored, with nothing to do and nowhere to go...hmm..

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (7R8A2)

Me so horney. Me rove rue long time! - Starving chinese hookers.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (gmo/4)

83 72 Marylands repuke govna just shut down all restaurants, bars, and clubs effective at 5pm. It's ridiculous
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (flINI)


First thing to be shut down: schools and churches. The absolute last thing to be shut down: bathhouses.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (YqDXo)

84 I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

---------------------------------
Have you seen Wildfire?

He ran away...
Posted by: That Chick from the Song at March 16, 2020 12:31 PM (kq+y1)


*sobs* My dog, Stains, ran away. I kept calling for him, but he never came.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (hku12)

85 The EU is getting ready to institute a travel ban. Weeks after saying Trump was overreacting and likely now that it is too late they are taking action.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (ZLI7S)

86 Sharyl Attkisson has an updated page on deaths/ages/state:

https://tinyurl.com/rz23y47

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (cF8AT)

87 66
"Your actions are jeopardizing public health."



And your actions, officers, are threatening the Republic.

Posted by: Diogenes


Judging from the utter lack of response by the people on the street, the Republic is safe.

Posted by: pep at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (T6t7i)

88

They should have shut the stock markets right away. No one knew how ugly this was going to get.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (vEIlU)

89 cuomo closes the gyms...but did he close the gay bath houses?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (nRk/c)

90 WHAT ISN'T THE GOVERNMENT TELLING US!?
WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!

oh please.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (Orx/W)

91 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus? Does it only come out at night or something? Is it a were-virus? Should we be tracking the phases of the moon? That doesn't really track with the value of silver
going down, though.....
Posted by: pookysgirl, apparently homeschooling now at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM

We've got to stop standing around on street corners with questionable acquaintances like COVID19.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (COzlW)

92
We should be arresting Soros, confiscating his assets and deporting him to Malaysia, as well as nationalizing Goldman Sachs and whatever other saboteurs are tanking our economy based on falsehoods.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (pS94+)

-------

See I honestly wonder about that... what good is our bilateral extradition treaty with Malaysia, if we won't honor it? He's been tried and sentenced to death by that country. Yet, he breathes free air in America. It seems like something they should be complaining about.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (AzW6q)

93 Just returned from a grocery run. Just coffee, milk and bread. The panic lines of Friday have subsided. Non-perishables are in short supply. Ditto for fresh meats. I did pick up some vodka and beer, but that falls under the medicine category.

What totally freaked/amused me was some guy in the cold remedies aisle dressed top to bottom in surgical attire. Scrubs, mask, Crocs, nitrile gloves, goggles and bonnet. Anyone in his path scurried away. It was like watching Moses part the Red Sea.

From there to the Costco. I gave up any hope of shopping there when I saw at least 150 people lined up around the building, waiting to enter.

Did Costco get a waiver on the 50 people maximum per gathering?

Stay sane out there Morons.

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (We5+z)

94 The English term "Curfew" comes from the Old French Courvefeu, as in cover the fire. They put out the fire and it was time to hit the lit.

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (n13/j)

95 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada. And not even screening the passengers. But Trump - orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (r+sAi)

96 78 People home from work of course means they go shopping and buy up everything exacerbating that.Closing restraunts will make it worse of course.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (KNsKs)

I'm currently dining on the neighbor's dog and it's DELICIOUS.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (j3npP)

97 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus? Does it only come
out at night or something? Is it a were-virus? Should we be tracking the
phases of the moon? That doesn't really track with the value of silver
going down, though.....


Posted by: pookysgirl, apparently homeschooling now at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (XKZwp)

Minimizing groups of people. This isn't rocket science.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


What's the magic number? 500? 250? 25? 5?

Fourth kid in a family of six is fucked.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (PRK75)

98 Well we are all going to die.Mortality rate is 100% in fact.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (KNsKs)

99 Restaurants closing may kill millions of millennials who cant even make toast at home.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (PRl6M)

100 80 Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (VpIIl)


The difference this time is the Democrats are manufacturing the crisis, not just taking advantage of a situation. That said, 2008 had its roots with Carter and Clinton.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (pS94+)

101 all as we watch his retirement go up in flames as the stock market crashes.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation


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I bet you were really depressed last May, when the Dow was lower than it is right now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (YslsA)

102 Marylands repuke govna just shut down all restaurants, bars, and clubs effective at 5pm. It's ridiculous
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (flINI)

First thing to be shut down: schools and churches. The absolute last thing to be shut down: bathhouses.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (YqDXo)


We're gonna take your guns. And here's some free needles. Have fun!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (hku12)

103 Curflu

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (aKsyK)

104 This is all just a giant cluster fuck

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (5bxa0)

105 When This Is Over, We Are Going to Have Serious Reckoning With the Media About Their Deliberate Incitement of Public Panic

Long overdue.

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (77WPm)

106 on the plus side, at least we don't have Obama trying to import Ebola any longer.

Posted by: x at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (nFwvY)

107 Defund all government-funded media.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (2JVJo)


Oh, please, please, do this. PBS, adios!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (YqDXo)

108 People home from work of course means they go shopping and buy up everything exacerbating that.Closing restraunts will make it worse of course.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (KNsKs)

I'm currently dining on the neighbor's dog and it's DELICIOUS.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


You blew a perfectly good jug eared fuck socking spot.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (PRK75)

109  
We should be arresting Soros, confiscating his assets and deporting him to Malaysia, as well as nationalizing Goldman Sachs and whatever other saboteurs are tanking our economy based on falsehoods.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (pS94+)

There is little evil should fear so much as righteous men.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (U9n7R)

110 Greece erects concrete blocks to stop the migrants coming from Turkey-
https://tinyurl.com/t7ezj52
Posted by: redridinghood at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (wiXsO)
++++++++++++
So, they're building a wall? Huh. I've heard that doesn't work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (hYcqw)

111 Should We Shut Down Twitter? For Public Health, You Understand.

No, twitter is also our source for real information. You could do worse than shutting down ABCNNBCBS, Fox, WaPo, and the NYT, though, the Big Six (well, Seven, since Fox has joined them).

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (VP1E6)

112 When This Is Over, We Are Going to Have Serious Reckoning With the Media About Their Deliberate Incitement of Public Panic, Including Nonstop Senate Inquires About "American" Media Corporate Connections to China

No, we won't. They'll get away with it.
I had an academic acquaintance talk to me, yesterday, about the numbers coming out of Europe and out of China. I very politely interjected that there are reasons to disbelieve numbers coming out of China. And he said, no, not anymore; that now it's in their interest to give accurate numbers. And I asked, well, did you see the US Task Force press conference . . . and he interrupted and said, "I believe the numbers coming out of China more than I believe anything the Administration says."

Posted by: m at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (7juvc)

113 The media should be sued into oblivion for this.

Someone else commented that the fastest way to end this nonsense is for Trump to declare martial law and suspend the November election until the Democrats agree that the crisis is over.

Posted by: Iblis at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (bXQNr)

114 Curflu
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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It's an island in Greece, right?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (IPZPl)

115 "Because we have to do SOMETHING, even if it's totally pointless! It's for the children!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (YqDXo)

If it saves just one life!
Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, gun control.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (Orx/W)

116 THE TITTY BARS IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARE EXEMPT FROM CLOSING

however, there are no titty bars in Berkshire County

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (rpxSz)

117 Honestly folks, we ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (o2MD2)

118 all as we watch his retirement go up in flames as the stock market crashes.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation

And what, precisely, was someone "close to retirement" doing in risk assets in the first place. Eh?

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (77WPm)

119 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada. And not even screening the passengers. But Trump - orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (r+sAi)

Everyone from random non-Chinese immigrants to heritage Canadians are super pissed off about this. It makes current closures farcical.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (U9n7R)

120 Yet, in my neck of the woods people are buying up houses in my neighborhood as soon as they come up... Go figure

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (5bxa0)

121 I bet you were really depressed last May, when the Dow was lower than it is right now.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (YslsA)


Or on Election Day 2016, when it was at 18,000, and we were glad even to get that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (YqDXo)

122 There's a fire, sir.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (gmo/4)

123 Curflu

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 12:38 PM (aKsyK)

clever.

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (n13/j)

124 Well we are all going to die.Mortality rate is 100% in fact.
Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (KNsKs)

*********

*looking at steevy... annoyed*

Posted by: The Christ at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (flINI)

125 "We have to shut down the economy and not let people work for 2 months or else grandpa's going to cough himself to death.' - People who spend every waking hour on Twitter and order take out 3 times a day.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (datdl)

126 6 Not sure how to "fix" the media other than not watching or supporting them. Calling them out doesn't seem to budge them. They don't care.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:27 PM (vEIlU)

They like their communism. Let's do what China does and "fix" the problem. Just need a shovel.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (ABjxW)

127 112 When This Is Over, We Are Going to Have Serious Reckoning With the Media About Their Deliberate Incitement of Public Panic, Including Nonstop Senate Inquires About "American" Media Corporate Connections to China

No, we won't. They'll get away with it.
I had an academic acquaintance talk to me, yesterday, about the numbers coming out of Europe and out of China. I very politely interjected that there are reasons to disbelieve numbers coming out of China. And he said, no, not anymore; that now it's in their interest to give accurate numbers. And I asked, well, did you see the US Task Force press conference . . . and he interrupted and said, "I believe the numbers coming out of China more than I believe anything the Administration says."
Posted by: m at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (7juvc)

Useful idiots going to be useful idiots.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (Zm+LZ)

128 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada. And not even screening the passengers. But Trump - orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (r+sAi)


Threaten to close the border with Canada.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (YqDXo)

129 Asked earlier but shouldn't we be seeing massive outbreaks in Section 8 projects?

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (41rs/)

130 The tree of Truth is getting very thirsty and should be fed the democrat lying media.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (pw+jk)

131
Honestly folks, we ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!
Posted by: Xipe Totec


Not me. I'm immoral.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (aKsyK)

132 Nobody is gonna do damn thing meaningful about the MSM.

You'd have to go full blown Pinochet to even begin holding them accountable.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (i0ykY)

133 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada. And not even screening the passengers. But Trump - orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (r+sAi)
++++++++++++
Surprising amounts of Toronto and Vancouver are Chinese-owned. I suspect that Trudeau is terrified of the Chinese and their influence on the real estate and financial money spigot they control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (hYcqw)

134 end free bandwidth for broadcasters. Limit bandwidth to those who do not incite panics.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:28 PM (PbpT7)
+++++++++++++++
I'm in. Doesn't help with cable, but you gotta start somewhere.


Mannix, ala carte cable subscriptions would help greatly on cable. You are forced to take 'packages' with useless turds like PBS and CNN in the basic subscription.

End that shit. Yesterday.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (Jdw1U)

135 84 Ive seen fire and I've seen rain.

---------------------------------
Have you seen Wildfire?

He ran away...
Posted by: That Chick from the Song at

That's it! Michael Martin Murphy predicted this way back in the 70s! "She came down YELLOW Mountain." - China

Wildfire is gonna kill us all!

We're doomed!

Posted by: Rex B at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (fujFj)

136 We should be arresting Soros, confiscating his assets and deporting him to Malaysia, as well as nationalizing Goldman Sachs and whatever other saboteurs are tanking our economy based on falsehoods.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (pS94+)

I feel as though you're holding something back.

Don't hold back, Senpai!

Posted by: Busty Anime High School Girl What Takes Tentacles Up The Wrong 'Un at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (DEJBF)

137 I had an academic acquaintance talk to me, yesterday, about the numbers coming out of Europe and out of China. I very politely interjected that there are reasons to disbelieve numbers coming out of China. And he said, no, not anymore; that now it's in their interest to give accurate numbers. And I asked, well, did you see the US Task Force press conference . . . and he interrupted and said, "I believe the numbers coming out of China more than I believe anything the Administration says."
Posted by: m


Hold him to the numbers in China. All the numbers have flattened. Illness, deaths.

Recovered is going up.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (PRK75)

138
Someone else commented that the fastest way to end this nonsense is for Trump to declare martial law and suspend the November election until the Democrats agree that the crisis is over are consigned to the dustbin of history in a spasm of rough justice, the very memory of which causes men and nations to tremble for a hundred generations.
Posted by: Iblis at March 16, 2020 12:39 PM (bXQNr)

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FIFY.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (AzW6q)

139 I'm currently dining on the neighbor's dog and it's DELICIOUS.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis
====================

Can you share the recipe?

Posted by: BH Obama at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (Rz36l)

140 I get having to go out for food or groceries but don't go out to drink and socialise or going out in large crowds. Just plain stupid. They deserve to get sick.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (0OmEj)

141 A day of reckoning is called for but won't happen. The Media will slide right back into their election shaping frenzy without missing a beat.

Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (zUdXR)

142 No elected official wants to be the one who didn't overreact enough and be singled out. It's like freaking High School peer pressure but with supposed adults. It's embarrassing.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (ENZDr)

143 Sorry, the LIVs of the world aren't going to "reckon" anything, and the GOP Senate has the survival instincts of a herd of meth addled lemmings: they have STILL not figured out that China and the media are not their friends. The upside is (hopefully) this will all be forgotten in a couple of weeks after everyone figures out they are still breathing and the economy recovers.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (5KWnQ)

144 I love this man - he fights!!

Shopped for a few basics yesterday - no real problem at all. Store stocks still a bit low.

Trying to get a big buy order into the stock market. I do love me a sale.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 12:43 PM (Y4EXg)

145 Restaurants closing may kill millions of millennials who cant even make toast at home.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP
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If the IPA micro-breweries close up shop, life as they know it will come to an end. The horror...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 12:43 PM (IPZPl)

146 They should have shut the stock markets right away. No one knew how ugly this was going to get.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (vEIlU)

Say what? I don't remember anyone complaining for the past decade when everything was being manipulated/inflated straight up. You don't get to complain now and screw people like me who've known the valuations were total bullshit.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:43 PM (CQ3Qb)

147 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada.

Coincidentally, the last I heard (Friday), Trudeau's wife tested positive for coronavirus.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (VP1E6)

148 82 Wondering what it's going to look like in week when everyone is bored, with nothing to do and nowhere to go...hmm..

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:33 PM (7R8A2)

Me so horney. Me rove rue long time! - Starving chinese hookers.
Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (gmo/4)

Pornhub has given free Premium accounts to anyone in Italy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (NgKpN)

149 94
The English term "Curfew" comes from the Old French Courvefeu, as in
cover the fire. They put out the fire and it was time to hit the lit.


you know what else comes from "courvefeu"?

Posted by: Covefefe at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (sGtp+)

150 Gung Flu is better than kuny flu.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (XViCq)

151 This is all just a giant cluster fuck
Posted by: It's me donna


Keep that cluster to fewer than 50 fuckers!

Posted by: The CDC at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (P1f+c)

152
Minimizing groups of people. This isn't rocket science.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (CQ3Qb)


So, I take it you.approve of the first amendment being disregarded. You know, the part about freedom of association.

Posted by: Sooner at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (Fs5vw)

153 The English term "Curfew" comes from the Old French
Courvefeu, as in cover the fire. They put out the fire and it was time
to hit the lit.


Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (n13/j)


Which comes from the Latin word covfefe

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (X5sS2)

154 I think we should order a 710 on NY, NJ, CT and CA. From orbit. Just to be sure.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (gmo/4)

155 I love this man - he fights!!

Shopped for a few basics yesterday - no real problem at all. Store stocks still a bit low.

Trying to get a big buy order into the stock market. I do love me a sale.
Posted by: Tonypete


Wife shops for Instacart. She's at Aldi's right now. Says it's a little busier than normal.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (PRK75)

156 No elected official wants to be the one who didn't overreact enough and be singled out. It's like freaking High School peer pressure but with supposed adults. It's embarrassing.
Posted by: WonkishRogue
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This. It isn't about leadership at all, it's about politics.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (IPZPl)

157 You know, for somebody bitching about how this market is wrecking their stocks, you should keep in mind you are doing better than you were when obama was pres.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (HALdu)

158 What totally freaked/amused me was some guy in the cold remedies aisle dressed top to bottom in surgical attire. Scrubs, mask, Crocs, nitrile gloves, goggles and bonnet. Anyone in his path scurried away.

That was because of the Crocs.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

159 Or on Election Day 2016, when it was at 18,000, and we were glad even to get that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:40 PM (YqDXo)

17k and change iirc

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (YxML+)

160 135 84 Ive seen fire and I've seen rain.

---------------------------------
Have you seen Wildfire?

He ran away...
Posted by: That Chick from the Song at

That's it! Michael Martin Murphy predicted this way back in the 70s! "She came down YELLOW Mountain." - China

Wildfire is gonna kill us all!

We're doomed!
Posted by: Rex B

at least Wildfire had a name. that lazy ass hippie in America couldn't be bothered.

Posted by: Horse with no name at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (nFwvY)

161 We have an elderly relative who is currently in a rehabilitation facility, she was in the hospital with heart problems and is now rehabbing back to normal. It's a high rise building full of nothing but old people.

Yesterday morning, she called in a panic, telling us that the place was shutting down, the world is ending, that everyone in that building was being evacuated by police, etc.

I could hear in the background that the TV was going full blast with some garbage probably cnn but who knows. Told her to Turn Off The TV, and ask the nurse to bring a nice glass of juice for her to sip on while I talked to the office.

Absolutely nothing was going on in that building. The elderly residents are watching fake news and whipping themselves into panic attacks. This is pure evil.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (oGBso)

162 When The Media's business model is completely based on two factors - If it bleeds it leads, and, OrangeManBad, this is what we get.

Posted by: Gref at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (AMIL/)

163 The English term "Curfew" comes from the Old French Courvefeu, as in cover the fire. They put out the fire and it was time to hit the lit.
Posted by: Quint


Curfews require cover fire? We knew that.

Posted by: Rooftop Koreans at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (P1f+c)

164 I'm gonna be honest, I haven't any idea how seriously to take this. I'm in NYC and everything is closed. My disabled father and I are trying to figure out what we're going to do for food in the next couple of weeks, all as we watch his retirement go up in flames as the stock market crashes.
=====

All of the human misery of this has been caused by people, not an illness.

This is all so stunning to me.

I'm having a really hard time dealing with all the stupidity, fearmongering and panic bullshit. People are being hurt for real, not because they are sick and debilitated on a mass scale by a disease, but because of other people's bullshit.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (vg8iE)

165 Instapundit has been pushing for closing everything

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (KNsKs)

166 Cough on me. I double dare you.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (XViCq)

167 Coincidentally, the last I heard (Friday), Trudeau's wife tested positive for coronavirus.
Posted by: t-bird

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It wouldn't surprise me if she had a positive Wassermann test also.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (Y4EXg)

168 The "media" are pure scum.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (JoUsr)

169 These is the official end of days for New Orleans. The entire economy is based on festivals and conventions. All of the neighborhoods have been destroyed in the past 6 years by AirBNB's too, putting the housing market in another huge bubble. All that is now over.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (CQ3Qb)

170 Surprising amounts of Toronto and Vancouver are Chinese-owned. I suspect that Trudeau is terrified of the Chinese and their influence on the real estate and financial money spigot they control.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (hYcqw)

A nationalist PM who promised to seize those properties would probably win the next election if held today. "Fuck China" sentiment is peaking despite, and maybe even because of, the government's diversitee reminders.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (U9n7R)

171 After the Chinese tourists get off the plane in Toronto, it's easy to get in a car and come here. Bastard Trudeau

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (ONvIw)

172 Dictators gotta Dic.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (e284m)

173 They should have shut the stock markets right away. No one knew how ugly this was going to get.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March



uh, yeah, no. If you think the markets are bad now, try closing them. That is insane.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (HALdu)

174 The big worry for me is that the govt will start bailing out everybody - meaning large corporations - again and create another boondoggle.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (r+sAi)

175 165 Instapundit has been pushing for closing everything
Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (KNsKs)

He can start with his blog. As an example to others.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (ABjxW)

176 160 135 84 Ive seen fire and I've seen rain.

---------------------------------
Have you seen Wildfire?

He ran away...
Posted by: That Chick from the Song at

That's it! Michael Martin Murphy predicted this way back in the 70s! "She came down YELLOW Mountain." - China

Wildfire is gonna kill us all!

We're doomed!
Posted by: Rex B

at least Wildfire had a name. that lazy ass hippie in America couldn't be bothered.
Posted by: Horse with no name at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (nFwvY)

hahahahahahaha.....hahahaha

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (sI15f)

177 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 12:46 PM (Zz0t1)

178 So Horowitz, or Huber, or Durham will be on this media reckoning, right?

Posted by: Japanese Sexbot Manufacturers at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (9VeU0)

179 Last I heard Trudeau is still allowing china airlines to land in Canada. And not even screening the passengers. But Trump - orange man bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (r+sAi)

Threaten to close the border with Canada.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (YqDXo)


It really doesn't make much sense to build a wall with Mexico, and leave Canada wide open.

Sadly, it looks like Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of China. Gotta keep the fentanyl flowing somehow.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (hku12)

180 Coincidentally, the last I heard (Friday), Trudeau's wife tested positive for coronavirus.
Posted by: t-bird

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It wouldn't surprise me if she had a positive Wassermann test also.
Posted by: Tonypete


She does Debbie? Kinky.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (PRK75)

181 Wondering what it's going to look like in week when everyone is bored, with nothing to do and nowhere to go...hmm..
---------

Enjoy yourself! Take that vacation you've always wanted, take up painting...

It's a Flucation!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (IPZPl)

182 off inappropriate sock

Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (9VeU0)

183 So, I take it you.approve of the first amendment being disregarded. You know, the part about freedom of association.

Posted by: Sooner at March 16, 2020 12:44 PM (Fs5vw)


Something, something, Constitution, something, suicide pact, something, something.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (CQ3Qb)

184
the GOP Senate has the survival instincts of a herd of meth addled lemmings: they have STILL not figured out that China and the media are not their friends.

They know they are their masters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (aKsyK)

185 The wording from the statement Gov. Hogan made is pretty unbelievable.

"...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry the full force of the law"...

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (7R8A2)

186 Canada. Look around the world. Does anyone give a rats nasty ass about Canada?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (o2MD2)

187 Well, Trump is suing the media. Dershowitz is about to, too. Covington kids are collecting. Thats a start at least.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:48 PM (YxML+)

188 140 I get having to go out for food or groceries but don't go out to drink and socialise or going out in large crowds. Just plain stupid. They deserve to get sick.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (0OmEj)

Some of us remember Measle parties as kids.

Someone in the neighborhood would get it, and Mom's knew we would ALL get it eventually, so they would have us play together so it was a controlled outbreak.

I actually considered going out and TRYING to get this crap, and get it over with, BEFORE it hit the masses and overwhelmed the hospital system.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 12:48 PM (NgKpN)

189 "When this is over..."

Why wait? I've had it with the media, I'm sick to death of them. They hate Trump, hate us, hate America and lie through their teeth at will and without consequence. #War.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 12:48 PM (H8QX8)

190 Perhaps examples should be made.

Strip Tater naked, tar and feather him, and run him down Broadway.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 12:48 PM (ptqGC)

191 @EmeraldRobinson 3 minutes ago

Larry Kudlow just told me that Trump Administration is considering cutting taxes for companies that relocate their supply chains back to the USA.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:48 PM (cF8AT)

192 "...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry the full force of the law"...
Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (7R8A2)

********

Fuck Hogan. I have a right to go out... and I will.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (flINI)

193 I wish it was true about a reckoning

but nothing will happen

never does

by the time someone tries to make them pay

they will be on a brand new fantasy

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (rpxSz)

194 This is so fucking tiring.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (vM2os)

195 It really doesn't make much sense to build a wall with Mexico, and leave Canada wide open.

Sadly, it looks like Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of China. Gotta keep the fentanyl flowing somehow.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (hku12)
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It makes perfect sense, at least historically and for now. Canada is a close ally and is culturally compatible.

If they become a vassal of the Chinese, that will have to change. If they become a major public health threat, that will have to change.

For now, though, that unsecured border is generally fine. We have no better military, economic and political ally than Canada and unless that changes, the status quo is probably fine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (hYcqw)

196 BREAKING: I am not dead yet.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (1CjJc)

197 Wife shops for Instacart. She's at Aldi's right now. Says it's a little busier than normal.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020


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Friday afternoon at 4:30, my local grocery (small regional chain) was jammed with people, 10 in each checkout line and 15 along the service desk. I walked out. Saturday morning I was there when they opened, and except for ground meat and hand cleaning products, the shelves were pretty well stocked. Sunday morning there was no bread except their own brands, which are good, and the paper and hand cleaner stuff had all been picked over. Milk and cheese and frozen foods were there in plenty.

In contrast, I've heard Walmart looks like the Mongols ravaged it. I have no plan to go there for a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (Ejm1K)

198 Trump is a sensible man; but he knows he must respond to the panic the media are whipping up.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (BeYX8)

199 Reformat servers to stop the viruseses.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (XViCq)

200 Dollars to donuts almost the entire US media has supplemented their income with freelance "work" directly from China

I mean, Chinese steal the GAO database on nearly all US federal employees and ... nothing in the media
On a dime--right as China started pushing false news that the virus came from the US--in lockstep they all declared any reference to it's origination in China was racist

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (vPKfA)

201 Asked earlier but shouldn't we be seeing massive outbreaks in Section 8 projects?
Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 16, 2020 12:41 PM (41rs/)

most of these people rarely travel to China or go on cruises or ski vacations in Italy. Most of the NJ cases have travel based infection contacts.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (ONvIw)

202 Oh, look...Bethany Mandel trying to shame anyone for pointing out that shutting down the economy and not letting millions work for two months MIGHT be a bad idea;

https://twitter.com/bethanyshondark/status/1239530245801283585

In a completely unrelated note; Bethany has a new podcast coming out and is starting a consulting business for home schooling. COMPLETELY UNRELATED! NOT AT ALL CONNECTED! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Posted by: El Kabong at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (datdl)

203 161 We have an elderly relative who is currently in a rehabilitation facility, she was in the hospital with heart problems and is now rehabbing back to normal. It's a high rise building full of nothing but old people.

Yesterday morning, she called in a panic, telling us that the place was shutting down, the world is ending, that everyone in that building was being evacuated by police, etc.

I could hear in the background that the TV was going full blast with some garbage probably cnn but who knows. Told her to Turn Off The TV, and ask the nurse to bring a nice glass of juice for her to sip on while I talked to the office.

Absolutely nothing was going on in that building. The elderly residents are watching fake news and whipping themselves into panic attacks. This is pure evil.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (oGBso)

Oh, my god, that's so sad.

Posted by: m at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (7juvc)

204 I'm having a really hard time dealing with all the stupidity, fearmongering and panic bullshit. People are being hurt for real, not because they are sick and debilitated on a mass scale by a disease, but because of other people's bullshit.
Posted by: bicentennialguy
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Yup.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (IPZPl)

205 Jane, a pealed Tater is too grotesque to contemplate.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (o2MD2)

206 188 A good bet some of us HAVE had it.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (KNsKs)

207 Forget a vaccine for this virus.. We need a vaccine for this hysteria

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (5bxa0)

208 I think this may have long lasting impacts in ways we can't see yet. Brick and mortar campus' days might be numbered, home schooling could take off, delivery service may be the new normal for a lot of things. Supply chain changes, China losing major status from a pissed off world. Interesting times

Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (zUdXR)

209 As with the Russian conspiracy nonsense this is a good time to make lists so that the individuals who participate in the hysteria can be mocked mercilessly in three months time.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (ENZDr)

210 Hear me now and believe me later - within two
weeks, the next step will be as close as dammit to martial law -
governors will begin calling out the National Guard to limit access to
grocery stores and department stores and pharmacies, to ban any
gathering in public spaces and with orders to shoot (gas grenades or
rubber bullets first, very quickly to ramp up to lead) any protesters
who get out of line.



Hope you enjoy staying at home, because that's where the Deep State
and Democrats have decided you're going to be for the foreseeable
future. And you're going to let them do it.



**rant off**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 11:41 AM (2JVJo)

Just tuned in to the comments and was about to respond to this when I got willowed.Absolutely agree with the above rant.
I feel like I am on another planet. Everyone around me thinks this shutting down of the economy is great.That there will be no repercussions from people and businesses losing income. I am here in Mass and yesterday in addition to closing down all the bars and restaurants, they also closed the Y. This has been my saving grace, not only a chance to keep in shape but also the social interaction, just getting out of the house and talking to people. The people working at the Y yesterday were really worried about what would happen to their jobs and sure enough when I got home, the notice that they were closing indefinitely was waiting for me.My sons who have great jobs and won't lose anything during this do not understand what it is like to be retired and not be able to refill those devastated retirement accounts with new monies.
I am really feeling sorry for myself today.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (QzF6i)

211 Tater naked is worse than stripped down Ned Beatty in Deliverance.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (KNsKs)

212 Vancouver is about 50% Chinese now way Trudeau pisses that voting block off by closing Chinese flights.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (PRl6M)

213 I'm still interested in last week was GO!!! week. We've had Chinese, Italian, Korean, etc. travelers giving us this cold since November.

Why last week?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (dob0X)

214 >>"...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry the full force of the law"...


Fuck you, Governor.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (kq+y1)

215 If Trump issued an EO banning podcasts and Twitter, Twitter addicts would start screaming about civil liberties and 'it's just the flu bro!'

But fuck waitresses and bartenders, amirite guys?

God, I hate these people.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (datdl)

216 People are being hurt for real, not because they are sick and debilitated on a mass scale by a disease, but because of other people's bullshit.
Posted by: bicentennialguy

This. I'd like to give every waitress who is just trying to live a baseball bat, tie up every news anchor, and let the waitresses go to town. Small businesses are going to go under (also repairs guys, small retailers, other businesses I can't even think of) because of this media hysteria and the million-a-year anchors who just want to hurt Trump will be untouched.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (5KWnQ)

217 Interesting times
Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (zUdXR)

The virus isn't the only Chinese curse.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (ABjxW)

218 Sharyl Attkisson has an updated page on deaths/ages/state:



https://tinyurl.com/rz23y47

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:37 PM (cF8AT)



The MFM: Facts? We ain't got no facts. We don't need no facts. I don't have to show you any stinkin' facts!"

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (X5sS2)

219 These is the official end of days for New Orleans. The entire economy is based on festivals and conventions. All of the neighborhoods have been destroyed in the past 6 years by AirBNB's too, putting the housing market in another huge bubble. All that is now over.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020


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Gee, the city will actually have to offer something of value, as they did when the place was the No. 2 port in the country. Dunno if they can manage it now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (Ejm1K)

220 Instapundit has been pushing for closing everything.

He's been pissing his pants like a 3-year-old girl since this started. His wife has been dropping links for toilet paper sales the whole way - links that undoubtedly are Amazon affiliate links.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (ppBhU)

221 I mean, Chinese steal the GAO database on nearly all US federal employees and ... nothing in the media
On a dime--right as China started pushing false news that the virus came from the US--in lockstep they all declared any reference to it's origination in China was racist
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (vPKfA)
++++++++++++
They were also, per a report virtually no one reported on, responsible for the Equifax breach that stole record records on hundreds of millions of people. That was apparently a Chinese military op and ... crickets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (hYcqw)

222 As I wondered earlier don't the panic-mongers in the media have investments/retirement accounts? Do they think they re immune form this mob insanity?

They are shouting "Fire!" in a movie theater after locking the door with themselves inside.

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (MxEKc)

223 Guessing that lawyers are in on the action and causing some of the more ridiculous closings: eg., CEO, if you don't close and someone gets Corona you will be sued for not listening to CDC,

Posted by: dingbat at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (KylN9)

224 It's not just Twitter. Facebook and those neighborhood networking sites, driven by the Wine Moms, are giving minute to minute updates on what store is stocked with what, along with helping fuel the general paranoia with, yup-- twitter stories.

Posted by: Ktgreat at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (AD3JT)

225 Y'all letting your governors do this without saying something, you don't deserve the freedom you have.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (GMR//)

226 Some of us remember Measle parties as kids.

Someone in the neighborhood would get it, and Mom's knew we would ALL get it eventually, so they would have us play together so it was a controlled outbreak.

Posted by: Romeo13

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Oh yeah. I have seven sibs. When one of us would get something, mom would make sure we had a ton of interaction with the other sibs. She wanted us to get whatever it was as close to the same time as possible.

Chicken pox, mumps, measles, croup - you name it.

(not so much for poison ivy and pink eye)

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (Y4EXg)

227 Walls don't WORK! remember?

So, that means Quarantine doesn't work either, because you put people in places with WALLS!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (e284m)

228 204 I'm having a really hard time dealing with all the stupidity, fearmongering and panic bullshit. People are being hurt for real, not because they are sick and debilitated on a mass scale by a disease, but because of other people's bullshit.
Posted by: bicentennialguy

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Nothing wrong with righteous anger.

Some of us are at a cold simmer.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (RU4sa)

229 If Biden were in charge, I would be panicking !



Trump will do the right thing and I know we will come through this. Prayers for Jwest and everyone suffering already.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (YxML+)

230 208 I think this may have long lasting impacts in ways we can't see yet. Brick and mortar campus' days might be numbered, home schooling could take off, delivery service may be the new normal for a lot of things. Supply chain changes, China losing major status from a pissed off world. Interesting times

Yeah you can't participate in a kegger and get to know sorority girls from home. Which let's be honest is about three quarters of the animus for attending college.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (ENZDr)

231 I notice the press is saying how many males and females are getting the virus.

It's amazing how the other 57 genders aren't getting it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (PRK75)

232 Absolutely nothing was going on in that building. The elderly residents are watching fake news and whipping themselves into panic attacks. This is pure evil.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 12:45 PM (oGBso)


That is REALLY reprehensible.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (YqDXo)

233 Insty stopped doing his corona stuff this morning.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (r+sAi)

234


Some good news?

https://newsthud.com/coronavirus-vaccine-trial-is-ready-to-administer-its-first-dose-in-seattle/

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (pS94+)

235 Trump is a sensible man; but he knows he must respond to the panic the media are whipping up.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo
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Pathetically, the Left is populated completely with assholes who only see political narratives that are potentially to their advantage in accumulating political power.

Just when I think that my opinion of them can sink no lower, they surprise me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (IPZPl)

236 My sister told me her local outlet of (Midwest Regional Grocery Chain) looked like Season 1 of the 'Walking Dead.' I went to my outlet before work this morning (ran into the CEO of my company doing the same).

- TP and hand sanitizer were gone.
- Meat was down to pork shoulder and chicken. The vegan fake meat was plentiful.
- Pasta aisle was low but not gone. Ditto milk (if you were OK with skim and 2% which I am not.)
- Bread was similar; about 40% stocked.

Otherwise, not much worse than when a bad winter storm is in the forecast.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (BeYX8)

237 you know, it is not any smarter to go nuts over the short term economic mess than it is covid 19.

The are both temporary.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (HALdu)

238 The Left in all its manifestations is pure evil.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (E+OcO)

239 Gotta admit, this is one attack in the culture war I did not see coming.

Hard to fight 'public health' orders, as some states have pretty nasty laws on the books in 'emergencies'...which the Wuhan virus is not, despite everyone's best efforts.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (ifmtJ)

240 The wording from the statement Gov. Hogan made is pretty unbelievable.



"...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders
saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry
the full force of the law"...

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (7R8A2)


These assholes are really powertripping.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (X5sS2)

241 Larry Kudlow just told me that Trump Administration is considering cutting taxes for companies that relocate their supply chains back to the USA.

Trump knows the Federal government can struggle by on less than $3.8 trillion per year.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (CDGwz)

242 I have a shopping report from the Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia.

I went out this morning to get corned beef and cabbage for my parents, because my mom went to her store on Saturday and they were flat out of everything. I went to my local Giant and - it was business as usual. They had pretty much everything in stock. The bread aisle looked a little light, and the paper goods aisle was pretty much bare, but other than that, they had everything.

I made a point of telling every employee (they were everywhere, stocking up) thank you and telling them what a good job they were doing. I also stopped by and told the store manager the same thing.

People didn't seem panicked at all, there were no over-stuffed carts - it was kind of amazing.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (/669Q)

243 BREAKING: I am not dead yet.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (1CjJc)


Oh yes you are. Now get on the cart.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (gmo/4)

244 The entire MSM is basically a tool of Chinese propaganda now, by its own choice.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (RD7QR)

245 Got this offer in email, please pass it along to folks who can benefit. Immunocompromised and elderly especially. And, the newly unemployed.

Aldi/Instacart offer: Receive free delivery on first three Orders of $35 or more with the code SHOPALDI20 at checkout. Go to instacart.com/aldi or download the app.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (2GPSc)

246 196 BREAKING: I am not dead yet.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (1CjJc)

Me neither, although Inslee might give me a rage stroke any day now.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (Ez6QX)

247 most of these people rarely travel to China or go on cruises or ski vacations in Italy. Most of the NJ cases have travel based infection contacts.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (ONvIw)

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But they're in schools and other contact (groceries, restaurants, laundries, parks, etc.) with people who do.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (dob0X)

248 If you are retired or near retirement you should have little if any money in stocks. If you are 10 plus years away from retirement, worrying about this is dumb.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (PRl6M)

249 We all have the right to gather in large crowds we all have the right of association. We (some) just do not have the ability (intelect) to limit our social contacts. If you want to get the virus and pass it on to somebody else who will either be at higher risk or be in close contact with somebody at risk knock yourself out. when mom or dad or poppop or nana die, you know, no big deal. Fucking people!


Its like they do not understand.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (0OmEj)

250 Forget a vaccine for this virus.. We need a vaccine for this hysteria
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (5bxa0)
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A vaccine will help a lot with the hysteria, which I suspect there will be one soon. Even if it is only 25% effective (or hell, with my tinfoil hat on maybe it is just a placebo), as long as it isn't *harmful* they will push it out quick.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (hYcqw)

251 Just checking in...I know we don't do the maths on this blog. However I did a quick calculation of the death rate in Italy to date...it's just at 3 thousandths of a per cent of the total population.

Maybe a smarter moron can check my work.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (kgQKM)

252 231 I notice the press is saying how many males and females are getting the virus.

It's amazing how the other 57 genders aren't getting it.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:52 PM (PRK75)


The other genders are already chock-a-block with viruses. Virus out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (YqDXo)

253
Bloomberg and the NBA should burn in Hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (pS94+)

254 re the stock market, picking bottoms, etc -- Remember this - The trend is your friend. Lotta people have gone broke trying to pick bottoms in a down market.

And right now, the trend is DOWN.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (Jdw1U)

255 198 Trump is a sensible man; but he knows he must respond to the panic the media are whipping up.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (BeYX

I'd like to believe this. But he's been taking it every which way for three years and done nothing but express controlled mockery. The media is seriously damaging the nation -- far more than any virus. They are the virus.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (H8QX8)

256 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

257 250 Forget a vaccine for this virus.. We need a vaccine for this hysteria
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (5bxa0)
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A vaccine will help a lot with the hysteria, which I suspect there will be one soon. Even if it is only 25% effective (or hell, with my tinfoil hat on maybe it is just a placebo), as long as it isn't *harmful* they will push it out quick.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (hYcqw)


Secret ingredient: Juchickenschmalz...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (pS94+)

258 We're watching a manufactured and planned recession taking place before our very eyes.

Ohio, Illinois and NYC are just the first states/cities. It will happen to more.

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (V25ON)

259 Gee, the city will actually have to offer something of value,

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March




you mean besides unsurprising anal

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (HALdu)

260 I'm glad that we'll soon be shutting down gyms - heart disease is temporarily cancelled due to coronavirus, right?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (icI8A)

261 As I wondered earlier don't the panic-mongers in the media have investments/retirement accounts? Do they think they re immune form this mob insanity?

They are shouting "Fire!" in a movie theater after locking the door with themselves inside.
Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (MxEKc)
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They will partake in the nationalization of the economy and the bailout mania to come, just like everyone else.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (hYcqw)

262 "People didn't seem panicked at all, there were no over-stuffed carts - it was kind of amazing.
Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (/669Q)"

Stop making sense and being rational. You're making me sexually attracted to you.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (VpIIl)

263 I hear chainsaws in the distance. They're coming for me soon.

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (RuIsu)

264 I read 11 of the first 12 deaths in Milan were Chinese sweat shop laborers.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (E2o2V)

265 Marylands repuke govna just shut down all restaurants, bars, and clubs effective at 5pm. It's ridiculous

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 12:35 PM (flINI)

Wonderful. Our fucking "republican" governor is going to scare the shit out of everyone to buy more shit at the stores thus compounding the hoarding. Great fucking job! Asshole...

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (dKm4U)

266 Some of us remember Measle parties as kids.

Someone in the neighborhood would get it, and Mom's knew we would ALL get it eventually, so they would have us play together so it was a controlled outbreak.

Posted by: Romeo13
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Conversely, I can remember the polio epidemics of the early 50's. It wasn't party time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (IPZPl)

267 Hear me now and believe me later - within two

weeks, the next step will be as close as dammit to martial law -

governors will begin calling out the National Guard to limit access to

grocery stores and department stores and pharmacies, to ban any

gathering in public spaces and with orders to shoot (gas grenades or

rubber bullets first, very quickly to ramp up to lead) any protesters

who get out of line.



As long as they leave the liquor stores alone.
I'd have to fight about that.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (88+cf)

268 256 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


"LOLGF!"

- - Whoa Fat Tree Bark Ramen

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (pS94+)

269 Rant on

You know who needs to get absolutely face raped when this is over? China. For lying, for burying it, for lying some more and more after that.

Bring the industries back. Lock them the fuck out. No business with you or any of your private but actually controlled by the PLA companies. No student visas or visiting professors because YOU FUCKING STEAL EVERYTHING. No immigration. No nothing.

Straight up world war II style. Build the goddamn factories over here; we can do it. There is literally nothing on Earth the ChiComs can do that we cannot-- we know this because most of the stuff they're using to build and research is bought, begged, borrowed or stolen from us or western Europe.

The Chinese Communist Party clearly, demonstrably, views the rest of humanity as a combination nuisance and prey. Lock them out and let them pogrom and vivisect each other and leave the rest of us alone; it worked for 2,000 years, no reason to think it won't now.

rant off

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (BAsqb)

270 It is almost as if there is a movement to install a United world government modeled after China.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (dNzKv)

271 Gotta admit, this is one attack in the culture war I did not see coming.

--

Same here.

Everyone ordered their 80% lowers?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (dob0X)

272 Even if it is only 25% effective (or hell, with my tinfoil hat on maybe it is just a placebo), as long as it isn't *harmful* they will push it out quick.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (hYcqw)

And the media will scream that it's largely ineffective and was pushed out too soon and Trump's fault.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (H8QX8)

273 Who in their right minds volunteers for a 1st Gen Vaccine?

We should be testing those on Hobos.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (kq+y1)

274 Oh, look...Bethany Mandel trying to shame anyone for pointing out that shutting down the economy and not letting millions work for two months MIGHT be a bad idea;


Day 37. I have been forced to start eating millennials since no one is working and no food is in the stores...

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (PRK75)

275 Maybe the Moose limbs have the right idea licking doors to show Corona they arent afraid. Heck I would be willing to lick Miss Bing Bings nether regions to prove my manhood.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (o2MD2)

276 Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (/669Q)"

Stop making sense and being rational. You're making me sexually attracted to you.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (VpIIl)


This takes the whole "licking Bluebell icecream" thing to a whole new level.

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (Zz0t1)

277
"...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders
saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry
the full force of the law"...


So they will arrest you and put you in jail so you can get the virus there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (aKsyK)

278 But they're in schools and other contact (groceries, restaurants, laundries, parks, etc.) with people who do.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (dob0X)

More casual contact, not at parties in Princeton. And probably not hanging with the cruise crowd. NJ is pretty economically segregated in many places.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (ONvIw)

279 Forget a vaccine for this virus.. We need a vaccine for this hysteria

Hopefully we'll develop antibodies from it. There must be *some* people coming to the realization that the media are lying to them only to get Trump.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (CDGwz)

280 @RandPaul 4 minutes ago

Today I'm calling on the IRS to move our tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, and to waive any interest and fees for late payment. This will allow those who owe money not to have to send it during our current situation.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (cF8AT)

281 258 We're watching a manufactured and planned recession taking place before our very eyes.

Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)

282 56 cases here in Texas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (JFO2v)

283 What disappoints me is the number of MAGA folks who are buying into the panic. Is this for real, yes. Should we take common sense hygiene precautions, yes. Should we collapse in hysterics, close down everything, or otherwise run around like our hair is on fire? Come on.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (96AXo)

284 *wanders back in*

re: previous thread and Disney lawyers.

Guy who created the comic Cry for Dawn did a couple of fan commissions of naughty Disney princesses for a friend. Then decided to put both of them in a CFD card set. Disney was not amused to find out someone was making money off a topless Ariel or a Beauty getting groped by a Beast. So later versions of that card set is missing those two cards.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (7FinC)

285 280 @RandPaul 4 minutes ago

Today I'm calling on the IRS to move our tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, and to waive any interest and fees for late payment. This will allow those who owe money not to have to send it during our current situation.
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (cF8AT)


Move it to October 15th. Permanently.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (pS94+)

286 I'd like to believe this. But he's been taking it every which way for three years and done nothing but express controlled mockery. The media is seriously damaging the nation -- far more than any virus. They are the virus.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (H8QX
+++++++++++++
At his core, I think Trump takes his commitment to the Constitution seriously. He won't shut them down or ice them out because there is indeed freedom of the press. I don't think he will ever take a kill shot on them, as much as I'd like him to (they're inciting panic and can't tell the truth to save their lives, but I think he views freedom of the press as sacrosanct, even if they defile it).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (hYcqw)

287 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


dude ! did you tell her you have variety of soup at home ??

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (zr5Kq)

288 I am looking forward to Biden and Bernie getting Kung Flu and dropping dead.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (kq+y1)

289 Nobody is gonna do damn thing meaningful about the MSM.

You'd have to go full blown Pinochet to even begin holding them accountable.

--

We first have to have an American populace that's aware enough of what the "media" is doing before we have a reckoning. Like Brandon Straka has said, once you see it, you can't unsee it. It's where we all are because we do see it. But we're not everyone. We're making progress, but it's not enough...yet.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (JoUsr)

290 40 The wording from the statement Gov. Hogan made is pretty unbelievable.

"...Hogan says State Troopers and National Guard will enforce orders saying "We're not playing around anymore." "Emergency orders will carry the full force of the law"...

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 12:47 PM (7R8A2)

These assholes are really powertripping.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (X5sS2)


In unrelated news, sales of Viagra in the state capitol have inexplicably dropped precipitously.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (YqDXo)

291 Yes, let's have an investigation of the "Media"

Put Horowitz in charge.

Posted by: Grand Rapids at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (Xo3T0)

292
Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)


No doubt about it.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (TdMsT)

293 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.



She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."





Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

Then you invited her home for some chunky sausage?

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (88+cf)

294 Guys! The part of the government that wants the Dems back in charge (that would be Congress and 99% of Washington) HAS to create a bigger crisis for you so they can solve it.

So, people NOT getting paid because they're forced to stay home is a freakin FEATURE, not a bug! Panic is a feature.
This allows them to say and do things that the Constitution either directly, or indirectly says they can't do in the name of your safety and 'general welfare'.

Then they'll solve it by throwing a shit load of money, (which they plan on taking right back from you) into various friendly pockets so they can tell us what a great job they did of saving us all.

And the things they do to solve this temporary crisis will be amazingly 'sticky' when it comes to undoing them.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (e284m)

295 280 @RandPaul 4 minutes ago

Today I'm calling on the IRS to move our tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, and to waive any interest and fees for late payment. This will allow those who owe money not to have to send it during our current situation.
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (cF8AT)


Move it to October 15th. Permanently.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (pS94+)

suspend income tax to boost the economy

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (zr5Kq)

296 There's a run on booze in my small town Luzerne County PA liquor store this morning. First time I've ever run into more than one other customer in the place. We are at least an hour ride from the counties Gov Wolfie has dried out because of the chicommie flu.

Posted by: Cosda at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (xwu/O)

297 The petulance of the IL governor was astounding. He'll be reelected of course, as will most of these petty tyrants, but this is the last straw. I'm going to set the building on fire.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (DY3v8)

298 >> did you tell her you have variety of soup at home ??


I told her she could have a can on Minestrone if she could get me off without violating my Social Distance.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (kq+y1)

299 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett


...and that's when Barter System was invented.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (CDGwz)

300 Please no sausage party jokes... eewww

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (7FinC)

301 Panic! Unless panicking helps Trump, then don't panic!

Posted by: <MSNBC at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (+DS2f)

302 250 Forget a vaccine for this virus.. We need a vaccine for this hysteria
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:50 PM (5bxa0)
+++++++++++
A vaccine will help a lot with the hysteria, which I suspect there will be one soon. Even if it is only 25% effective (or hell, with my tinfoil hat on maybe it is just a placebo), as long as it isn't *harmful* they will push it out quick.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (hYcqw)

I'm not an anti vaxer, but, be careful of untested immunizations.

Just ask all of us Gulf War Vets.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (NgKpN)

303 More casual contact, not at parties in Princeton. And probably not hanging with the cruise crowd. NJ is pretty economically segregated in many places.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (ONvIw)

--

No, if this is as contagious as we're being told it is, it doesn't matter if Lamont has never taken a cruise or knows anyone who has. This sh*t has been coming to the US since November, and yet it hasn't spread around the projects?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (dob0X)

304 Just got back from a local grocery store in a small community.

People are on edge. Not crazy but everyone has that oh shit look in their eyes.

Not only are paper products all gone, non perishable stuff is getting thin.

One panic buy sets off everyone else.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (SENHs)

305 Since elected, Ohio's "Republican" Governor has instituted a tax increase, pushed for gun control, and did a panic shutdown of bars and restaurants based on media-drive hysteria.

Why didn't we just elect a Democrat?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (BeYX8)

306 "Coincidentally, the last I heard (Friday), Trudeau's wife tested positive for coronavirus."

And this is why there is a panic. THEY are afraid they will get it. So everything must be closed to keep them safe.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (JKNZq)

307 Take note: not ONE question about outsourcing our pharmaceutical and medical device production to China was raised last night. Supposed worker championship Bernie Sanders didn't raise the issue at that dog and pony show. Ditto Biden's recent description of the Chinese Communists as "good people."

This can't stand.

We need a list of the propaganda outlets with financial ties to China, state.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (mgat3)

308 Jeremy Northam has banned black face and Klan gatherings until further notice.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (fEbh4)

309 256 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

...

She wanted Manhattan?

Dodged that bullet I hope.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (yL25O)

310 >>194 This is so fucking tiring.
Posted by: weft cut-loop

The same small but vocal group of hardcore Very Online Neurotics have pushed one panic after another for four fucking years and yes, we are all getting very tired of them.

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (PbpT7)

311 the GOP Senate has the survival instincts of a herd of meth addled lemmings: they have STILL not figured out that China and the media are not their friends.

They know they are their masters.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

Sigh. I really, really, really hope and pray and wish that they are stupid and not evil.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (5KWnQ)

312 In my town, the school district announced Friday there would be school today. An army of Karens took to social media to rage, rage that they don't care about children. Eventually, some of them started publicly naming teachers on Facebook that they "heard" had traveled overseas during spring break.

"What are we going to do about them. How do we keep them away from our children?!"
It sounded a few steps away from wine moms forming a lynch mob.

Nevermind that the elderly are most at risk, not children.

The school board got involved and relented. Schools closed for 2 more weeks.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (mtbtT)

313 Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)


We watched the Democrat debate/bun fight last night. Biden cited the things he would do re the virus. They were all the same things that Trump has already done, except much more effectually than Biden could ever hope to have done them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (YqDXo)

314 When I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew, little did I know we were practicing good infection control, quarantine and social isolation. We were ahead of our time.


Did catch crabs, though.

Posted by: zombie Gardner McKay at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (2rXJS)

315 Bring the industries back. Lock them the fuck out. No business with you or any of your private but actually controlled by the PLA companies. No student visas or visiting professors because YOU FUCKING STEAL EVERYTHING. No immigration. No nothing.
...
Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (BAsqb)
+++++++++
Five years.
Start a ratcheting tariff on all Chinese goods, increasing semi-annually for five years. Start it at 25% and end it at 250%.

If China is such a great place to do business that living with the tariff is reasonable after that point, they're welcome to do so.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (hYcqw)

316 But they're in schools and other contact (groceries, restaurants, laundries, parks, etc.) with people who do.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (dob0X)

Additionally, the people in Princeton who'd be going on Italian ski trips, send their kids to the private schools (while lobbying like hell against vouchers)

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

317 "We're not playing around anymore"

I wonder if Crosby Stills and Nash and Young will get inspiration for another protest song.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (DY3v8)

318 Did we say Panic? Well, okay, if you must panic, then blame trump. And you really should panic and blame trump.

Posted by: <MSNBC at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (+DS2f)

319 Battery died in my Honda this morning. Had to drive my truck to work.
THE END IS NEAR.

Posted by: wth at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (v0R5T)

320 298 >> did you tell her you have variety of soup at home ??


I told her she could have a can on Minestrone if she could get me off without violating my Social Distance.
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (kq+y1)


The pick up line of the roaring twenties.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (SENHs)

321 Thanks, ace, for highlighting the gross overkill of the MSM. It was good to see this bit of reason in an otherwise totally unreasonable environment.


But I can't stay. It turns out nonstop corona virus NEWS is also bad for your health. It makes you crazy.

I'ma go read. Stay healthy, all.

Posted by: creeper at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (XxJt1)

322 This is a rare opportunity for the elites.


Shut down everything to prevent spread. When said spread does not occur, see, we're elites and you should listen to us.


Does spread. Rubes didn't listen to us.



It's a win/win. With the added benefit of "see, it didn't spread. Now you need to vote for who we are telling would do the best job."


Rinse. Repeat.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (Ozpxd)

323 Hard to fight 'public health' orders, as some states have pretty nasty laws on the books in 'emergencies'...which the Wuhan virus is not, despite everyone's best efforts.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (ifmtJ)


Um, the President has declared a state of emergency; that, by definition, makes it a national emergency.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (Jdw1U)

324 Wife pointed out to me probably most folks in a nursing home have "non-intervention" directives.
I hadn't considered that (apropos to the Washington State nursing home where the majoristy of deaths have come from).

Posted by: MarkY at March 16, 2020 01:00 PM (PHNtd)

325 It was werid.

I was there on Thursday...everything was normal.

Sat night it was quite literally ransacked. Signage indicating early closure (usually 24 hrs) in order to restock.

In the 20 minutes I was there, about 10 people gang raped an entire pallet of TP. Didn't even wait for them to unwrap it...

The checkout guy was telling me some funny stories about his day.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (kq+y1)

326 299 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett

...and that's when Barter System was invented.
Posted by: t-bird

This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)

327 What disappoints me is the number of MAGA folks who are buying into the panic. Is this for real, yes. Should we take common sense hygiene precautions, yes. Should we collapse in hysterics, close down everything, or otherwise run around like our hair is on fire? Come on.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater
--------------

It's an interesting study in sociological positive feedback, mob hysteria.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (IPZPl)

328 "What are we going to do about them. How do we keep them away from our children?!"
It sounded a few steps away from wine moms forming a lynch mob.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (mtbtT)

Throw a box of pinot noir and run in the opposite direction.

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (BAsqb)

329 You know who's done a great job with the Wuhan virus? the Chinese. And we are not just saying that because they sent us a check for $10 million.

Also bat soup is delicious and perfectly normal to make with fresh bats from the marketplace. Anyone says different is a racist.

Posted by: <MSNBC at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (+DS2f)

330
I even was more appalled at the fact not a single person in the media asked where they derived such powers or what the compelling evidence was to take such an extraordinary step.

Posted by: Marcus T

========

I'm guessing state and municipal constitutions have such provisions. Some states might want to take a closer look -- but I doubt they will.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (G51Gf)

331
Wife and I flew down to South Florida to attend a party the second week of December.

Both of us came down with weird colds the week before Christmas. Mine started with regular cold symptoms that normally signal a week or ten days of low-grade misery, but it was gone in forty-eight hours.

I wonder if any of the tests are looking for antibody evidence of past infection.

Posted by: fktheleft at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (I54dk)

332 I'm not an anti vaxer, but, be careful of untested immunizations.

Just ask all of us Gulf War Vets.
Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 12:58 PM (NgKpN)
+++++++++++++
Yes, not zero risk there at all. But a vaccine for known families might be sort of effective, and other family vaccines have known side-effect profiles.

I suspect they might take a gamble and rush it based on similar products just to quell the panic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (hYcqw)

333 The one good thing about panics is that they soon burn out because of emotional exhaustion. Few can keep that sort of pace for long.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Hit Song Meth, Meth Baby by Andrew Gillum at The Outrage Outlet! at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (hLRSq)

334 Got my library books, milk, eggs, and corn beef fixings. Lots of empty spaces in produce and a 1-bag limit on 5lbs potatoes for $2, but I got in and out with no problem.

The personal shoppers at Krogers were getting a workout, though. I wonder if mail-orders will also tick upward.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (/+bwe)

335 Mr. Black works for State Farm and spends most of his time out in the field, driving 100s of miles a week. He just told me the big wigs have issued their edict that everyone in the field will now be working "virtually" from home. It's only supposed to last this week...for now. But I used to work for State Farm. They have never halted things like this before. We were once experiencing a Cat 2 hurricane in Florida and were still expected to show up for work.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (JoUsr)

336 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.



She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."





Posted by: garrett at March




I am inclined to disbelieve this.

1. cute girls are not buying soup midnight sat.

2. everybody like new england clam chowder.

3. the last three soups would have been nacho cheese something

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (HALdu)

337 Sure, we can have that conversation, which will be short since Trump acted faster than any President in memory. Then maybe we can have a conversation why mocha Jesus waited 2 months and 1000 deaths after WHO declared Swine flu a pandemic.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (H8QX8)

338
This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)

Way to make the thread awkward ace.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

339 Apparently, Al Roker has the squirts.

Posted by: wth at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (v0R5T)

340 I had an academic acquaintance talk to me, yesterday, about the numbers coming out of Europe and out of China. I very politely interjected that there are reasons to disbelieve numbers coming out of China. And he said, no, not anymore; that now it's in their interest to give accurate numbers. And I asked, well, did you see the US Task Force press conference . . . and he interrupted and said, "I believe the numbers coming out of China more than I believe anything the Administration says."
_________________

I believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (k4dH2)

341 She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

tell me you told her you had some sausage stew on the stove , nice and hot

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (rpxSz)

342 No, if this is as contagious as we're being told it is, it doesn't matter if Lamont has never taken a cruise or knows anyone who has. This sh*t has been coming to the US since November, and yet it hasn't spread around the projects?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (dob0X)


Now wait for the virus to be introduced into prisons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (YqDXo)

343 I'm glad that we'll soon be shutting down gyms - heart disease is temporarily cancelled due to coronavirus, right?
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (icI8A)


My understanding is the best way to kill off this virus is vaping Vitamin E.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (hku12)

344 This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)

Dear Ace of Spades,

I never thought this would happen to me...

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (BAsqb)

345 246
196 BREAKING: I am not dead yet.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 12:49 PM (1CjJc)



Me neither, although Inslee might give me a rage stroke any day now.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 12:53 PM (Ez6QX)

Our childcare situation is stable, so it is mostly business as usual, here. Daycare's got a statewide memo (WA) that they can stay open as much as possible, and they blanket authorized variances against the staffing/max child numbers.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (1CjJc)

346 On the road observation: Many people in service jobs are resentful that they have to work instead of business shutdown and a free paycheck.

Where's my free lunch?

Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (pGnDm)

347 268
256 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.



She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."



Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

Did you offer her tube steak?

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (ufFY8)

348 It looks like the (D-ummy) Governor of New Jersey closed the state too.

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (dKm4U)

349 Off sock

Posted by: Guzalot at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (Rz36l)

350
This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace
-------

'Commodities' are broadly defined.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (IPZPl)

351
Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)



Yes it is. Up till now all of the left's schemes have left them like Wile E Coyote to Trump's Road Runner. But this is beyond description. They are willing to destroy the economy, financial markets and people's lives just to create enough destruction to get him out of office. It's criminal

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (X5sS2)

352 2. everybody like new england clam chowder.

I detest it. It looks and smells like vomit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (YqDXo)

353 I've got rolls and rolls of toilet paper.

What do you have for me?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (SENHs)

354 Boy, don't you wish we had an all encompassing all powerful government now? Wouldn't you be less panicked right now?

By the way, panic!

Posted by: <MSNBC at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (+DS2f)

355 ...and that's when Barter System was invented.
Posted by: t-bird
+++++++++++
Or, to channel my dad, "thus the ancient bargain was struck."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (hYcqw)

356 Posted by: fktheleft at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (I54dk)

I had on around Christmas also that was pretty harsh, but passed fairly quickly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Hit Song Meth, Meth Baby by Andrew Gillum at The Outrage Outlet! at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (hLRSq)

357 All the cool kids are coming down with coronavirus and here I am stuck with some other sickness.....

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (FTlwv)

358 Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (rpxSz)

*fistbump*

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (ufFY8)

359 Anyone had any luck convincing his/her spouse about the need to begin repopulating the earth? Asking for me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (1CjJc)

360 Serious.


3 cans of soup in the entire soup aisle.

No tuna.

No paper products. Just a few packages of paper plates.

No soap.

No hand sanitizer.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (kq+y1)

361 I am inclined to disbelieve this.

1. cute girls are not buying soup midnight sat.

2. everybody like new england clam chowder.

3. the last three soups would have been nacho cheese something
Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (HALdu)

Then she beat him up, poured bleach all over him and put a tiny pathetic noose around his neck

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (BAsqb)

362 308 Jeremy Northam has banned black face and Klan gatherings until further notice.
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (fEbh4)


But not baby-killing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (pS94+)

363 It looks like the (D-ummy) Governor of New Jersey closed the state too.
Posted by: Timon
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Ah. A bit of good news among the turmoil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (IPZPl)

364 It is almost as if there is a movement to install a United world government modeled after China.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (dNzKv)
----------------

Remember when Barky Went To China? And marveled at the amount of control the government had over its citizens? Oh, we couldn't do that at home (darn it).

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (oGBso)

365 352
You have it confused with green bean casserole.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (o2MD2)

366 I believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (k4dH2)

Based on the behavior of the USSR subsidizing satellites I'd say it's not a particularly useful indicator.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (Zm+LZ)

367 The BRIETBART crew is the worst of the fear-mongers. For the past month they've been on Twitter pushing doom and gloom predictions of millions of dead Americans if we don't shut down all public events.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (zqs/f)

368 and he interrupted and said, "I believe the numbers coming out of China more than I believe anything the Administration says."
...
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (k4dH2)
++++++++++++
To quote general Honore, that person is stuck on stupid.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (hYcqw)

369 Notice the ACLU is nowhere on protecting the civil liberty right of association?

It's all tossed aside because of a "health emergency" based on nearly no data and an insignificant number of deaths.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (vPKfA)

370 Should We Shut Down Twitter? For Public Health, You Understand.

For the sake of National Security, leave only Trump's up. So he can communicate effectively.

We just do not need all the other noise.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (vEIlU)

371 https://tinyurl.com/rz23y47

Great to see some facts. As to the 50 year old in Kirkland who died at Life Care, I know when my mom was at that facility, the only youngish people I saw there (under 70 or so) were severely injured.

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (YxML+)

372 Garrett offered her Spam guys.

It's why there's no more story.

No game.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (yL25O)

373 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (uZuKb)

374 267 As long as they leave the liquor stores alone.
I'd have to fight about that.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 16, 2020 12:55 PM (88+cf)

SEPA shut down their liquor stores starting from today.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (vmRc0)

375 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett

...and that's when Barter System was invented.
Posted by: t-bird

This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)


Her: Nothing. He just walked away.

Her dad: WELL MAKE SOMETHING UP!!!

Posted by: Stealing R. Gervais' Punchline at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (hku12)

376 She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."



Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


Garret: I have chicken Top Ramen and all TP you can wipe with, baby.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (1CjJc)

377 I wonder, both my wife and father had terrible upper-resiratory sicknesses back in Feb. Wife even went mute with the laryngitis. I had a cold for a say or two. What are the chances we've already survived it?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (87EdW)

378 Then Garret showed her the shelves of his home world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (7FinC)

379 "Lamont" doesn't go to school with Fauntleroy and Madison. His parents don't work at the same law firm, and he doesn't go to riding lessons on Saturday.

Wuflu doesn't blow in the wind. There would have to be some contact, and many section 8 people in NJ don't even work at all so they won't even be the cashiers.

Eventually this will be in the section 8, but for now it's an upper class disease in NJ. The category that brings it to the "projects" will be the healthcare people who give it to the people in the ER.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (ONvIw)

380 I think the media is guilty of criminal malfeasance but I don't know what can be done about it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

381 What happened next?




==

curfew enforcers with red arm bands showed up and beat them both

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (zr5Kq)

382 Just got back from WalMart and Aldi. Plenty of food, not many customers, no panic. Apparently Wisconsinites are more level headed. Now if we can only prevent our knucklehead governor from closing the bars. THAT will incite riots.

We did have 12 of the top 20 hardest drinking cities in the country, after all.

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (7ZQe3)

383 I read about the people who bought up all the hand sanitizer from the Dollar Tree type stores and now can't sell it because of price gouging laws.

Instead the people who would readily pay $5 for hand sanitizer are spending $20-$50 in time and money driving around to two or three stores to find alcohol and aloe, then driving home to combine them and possibly come up with a combination that isn't effective because they couldn't find the appropriate alcohol or the aloe.

Yay! Thanks for saving people from the gougers who want $5!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (dob0X)

384 She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."




Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


Garret: I have chicken Top Ramen and all TP you can wipe with, baby.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (1CjJc)

Yep, probably could have gotten laid by saying that.


Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (gmo/4)

385 360 Serious.


3 cans of soup in the entire soup aisle.
No tuna.
No paper products. Just a few packages of paper plates.
No soap.
No hand sanitizer.
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (kq+y1)


Buy more fresh food which is in plentiful supply.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (pS94+)

386
Then she beat him up, poured bleach all over him and put a tiny pathetic noose around his neck
Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (BAsqb)

--------

She said "you're that faggy cracker from AoS, aren't you buddy? Yeah, that's right, bubba! THIS IS CHICKEN NOODLE COUNTRY!!!!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (AzW6q)

387 Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March



Yeah, you are not understanding the chicom, they do not care about the chinese.

1.4bn chinese, 90mm chicom.

Italy whored itself out to the chicom and is even joining the obor thing. The chicom have investments in Italy.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (HALdu)

388 I believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer


When an affected third world country send critical medical hardware to a first world country, it make you think if thie first world's designation should be revisited.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (PRK75)

389 Wait..."When this is over"

Oh, you dear sweet foolish man.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (e284m)

390 I'm guessing state and municipal constitutions have such provisions. Some states might want to take a closer look -- but I doubt they will.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (G51Gf)

State Constitutions do not override the US Constitution.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (NgKpN)

391 384
She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."





Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


Garret: I can give you bolognavirus.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (ufFY8)

392 Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)


Her: Nothing. He just walked away.

Her dad: WELL MAKE SOMETHING UP!!!
Posted by: Stealing R. Gervais' Punchline at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (hku12)


And no, don't ask me to explain the joke. It would be awkward. Like slowly running down the court, poorly dribbling, then clanking a shot off the bottom of the rim.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (hku12)

393 ok rickb223 (side bar) now my computer is pissed at you too as i just snorted coffee all over my laptop.

Posted by: Big V at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (XEC2p)

394
I believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (k4dH2)

========

The Chinese were donating grain to foreign countries during the Great Leap Forward to make a show of their Maoist bounty and productivity.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (G51Gf)

395 382 Just got back from WalMart and Aldi. Plenty of food, not many customers, no panic. Apparently Wisconsinites are more level headed. Now if we can only prevent our knucklehead governor from closing the bars. THAT will incite riots.

We did have 12 of the top 20 hardest drinking cities in the country, after all.
Posted by: Pete Seria at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (7ZQe3)

Wait until the shit gets real and it impacts the Packers schedule.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (ABjxW)

396 >>Buy more fresh food which is in plentiful supply.


I was just grabbing some english muffins for breakfast sammiches and a couple pounds of coffee.

Was not expecting the panic to have set in down here.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (kq+y1)

397 Then she beat him up, poured bleach all over him and put a tiny pathetic noose around his neck
Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (BAsqb)

--------

She said "you're that faggy cracker from AoS, aren't you buddy? Yeah, that's right, bubba! THIS IS CHICKEN NOODLE COUNTRY!!!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March



she said aren't you the wigger that commnts as the HQ?

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (HALdu)

398
223 Guessing that lawyers are in on the action and causing some of the more ridiculous closings: eg., CEO, if you don't close and someone gets Corona you will be sued for not listening to CDC,
Posted by: dingbat at March 16, 2020 12:51 PM (KylN9)


I said this Friday. Venues and businesses aren't closing because of the virus. They're closing because of the ridiculous civil laws in this country.

Posted by: Sooner at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (Fs5vw)

399 378
Then Garret showed her the shelves of his home world.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (7FinC)

Ace hardest hit.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (1CjJc)

400 Posted by: garrett

...and that's when Barter System was invented.
Posted by: t-bird

This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)


Garrett walked away.

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (Zz0t1)

401 Since elected, Ohio's "Republican" Governor has instituted a tax increase, pushed for gun control, and did a panic shutdown of bars and restaurants based on media-drive hysteria.

Why didn't we just elect a Democrat?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM


We have one of those in MA, unsurprisingly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (ejd/p)

402 Yeah, you are not understanding the chicom, they do not care about the chinese.

1.4bn chinese, 90mm chicom.

Italy whored itself out to the chicom and is even joining the obor thing. The chicom have investments in Italy.
Posted by: not so


Then the chicoms would be better off with less Italians, no?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PRK75)

403 >>Yep, probably could have gotten laid by saying that.


Posted by: Archer

Now this is a world I can thrive in.

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)

404 There was never the slightest doubt that the NJ retard would follow the NY retard.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (KNsKs)

405 Ohio to offer curb side voting tomorrow. I do not know how that will work.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (ziKXK)

406 Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer


When an affected third world country send critical medical hardware to a first world country, it make you think if thie first world's designation should be revisited.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (PRK75)

Owner of Alibaba just sent a plane load of masks HERE, to the US.

Saw it on Fox business.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (NgKpN)

407 351
Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)


That camel is working as hard as it can.

Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (pGnDm)

408 387
Italy whored itself out to the chicom and is even joining the obor thing. The chicom have investments in Italy.
Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (HALdu)


I love Italy and the Italian people. But their doing is makes no sense to me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (pS94+)

409 2. everybody like new england clam chowder.



I detest it. It looks and smells like vomit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (YqDXo)

Ten Weird Facts You Didn't Know:

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (88+cf)

410 They would love us to shutdown Twitter. It would block President Trump bypassing them... without directly forcing them to try banning him.

Posted by: SDN at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (K9d/B)

411 Pancakes > Campbell's New England Clam Chowder

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (PbpT7)

412 I'm glad that we'll soon be shutting down gyms - heart disease is temporarily cancelled due to coronavirus, right?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (icI8A)

the chart of Planet Fitness (PLNT) is astonishing over the last month or so. Nothing funny about it but it makes sense I suppose. You have Millennials, and you have the thing about social distancing. That is a bad combo for a stock.

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (n13/j)

413 Just got back from WalMart and Aldi. Plenty of food, not many customers, no panic. Apparently Wisconsinites are more level headed. Now if we can only prevent our knucklehead governor from closing the bars. THAT will incite riots.

We did have 12 of the top 20 hardest drinking cities in the country, after all.
Posted by: Pete Seria at March 16, 2020 01:05 PM (7ZQe3)

Louisiana: Paper products were low, but not out. The only things limited were purchases of cleaning products, to keep people from cleaning it out.

Items that were low or gone: Fresh meat, especially chicken; frozen vegetables; frozen pizzas and microwave type stuff; and those gallon jugs of sweet and unsweet tea. The liquor aisle was still full, so I don't think anyone believes they'll be stuck at home for weeks.

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (BAsqb)

414 "Two rolls for some boom-boom?"

"Three!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (7FinC)

415 ok rickb223 (side bar) now my computer is pissed at you too as i just snorted coffee all over my laptop.
Posted by: Big V


:-)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (PRK75)

416 Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (k4dH2)

Counterpoint: the Chinese government doesn't care about its own people but does care about appearing beneficent to other countries.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (96AXo)

417 "Lamont" doesn't go to school with Fauntleroy and Madison. His parents don't work at the same law firm, and he doesn't go to riding lessons on Saturday.

--

But Lamont visits Wong Chang's All Yu Can Eat every wednesday, and his brother Levon works in the back. THEY have contact with friends and family, and are travelling frequently.

Again, this has been here since November.

Why last week?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (dob0X)

418 Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (kq+y1)


Buy more fresh food which is in plentiful supply.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (pS94+)


Strangely, of all the produce I was looking for yesterday, the one thing they didn't have was onions.

I don't get that.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (hku12)

419 407 351
Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)


That camel is working as hard as it can.
Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (pGnDm)


The market could go to zero and Trump will still beat Biden and handily.

Especially after last nights call for open borders and the killing of the oil industry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (pS94+)

420 believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Seems unlikely the Chicoms would have done that if they thought they were going to have a need for them in China.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer a

Interesting that tons of people from Wuhan live and work in and around Milan in what I think are Chinese owned (or co owned with Italians ) factories I believe the big outbreak in northern Italy started after a bunch of these Chinese returned back to Italy from celebrating the Chinese New Year.

So I dont know if the Chinese are being altruistic sending supplies to Italy: they might just be protecting their own interests abroad

Posted by: LASue at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (YxML+)

421 yay, hubby released from work until further notice

remote work

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (vEIlU)

422 Her dad: WELL MAKE SOMETHING UP!!!
Posted by: Stealing R. Gervais' Punchline at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (hku12)
+++++++++++++
Not Gervais, but the great Shatner:
"Yes, I have gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission!"
https://youtu.be/AOnQROgk1IM

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (hYcqw)

423 >> Pancakes > Campbell's New England Clam Chowder


French Toast with Maple Syrup > Pancakes

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (kq+y1)

424 You have it confused with green bean casserole.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (o2MD2)
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No, he's thinking of succotash.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (/669Q)

425 A few well-placed machine gun nests are much easier to maneuver.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 12:36 PM (pS94+)

This. Greece should simply declare that all border jumpers will be shot dead, men, women, or children. Then shoot some.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (miJU3)

426 I'm gonna pick up chicks at the supermarket by filling the back of my pickup with toilet paper, and then flipping down the tailgate when they walk by and saying, "hey, want to barter baby".

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (VpIIl)

427
Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)


No one wants a ride on your Vespa.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (SENHs)

428 410 They would love us to shutdown Twitter. It would block President Trump bypassing them... without directly forcing them to try banning him.
Posted by: SDN at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (K9d/B)

Do it! He can still send messages directly to your cell phone at top priority. It is a national emergency, you know.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (ABjxW)

429 >>Strangely, of all the produce I was looking for yesterday, the one thing they didn't have was onions.


Onions actually store well.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (kq+y1)

430 Here's some fun I found.

I was moving shit at my parents house in Jan. I had to move out a shed and tear it down.

I hit a rock and pulled it out. It's an indian hand axe/tool thing. Delta shaped with obvious grip indents.

It fits beautifully in my left hand. Don't know what it's for but it's been in the the ground for 100, 200 years.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (vM2os)

431 Was that girl wearing an onion on her belt?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (7FinC)

432 Masks from Alibaba? I think I'll stick with paper towels on a rubber band. Safer.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (mtbtT)

433 New England Clam Chowder's getting as many responses here as boobs!

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (JoUsr)

434 In my town, the school district announced Friday there would be school today. An army of Karens took to social media to rage, rage that they don't care about children. Eventually, some of them started publicly naming teachers on Facebook that they "heard" had traveled overseas during spring break.

"What are we going to do about them. How do we keep them away from our children?!"
It sounded a few steps away from wine moms forming a lynch mob.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM (mtbtT)
-------------------------------------

Holy hell! That sounds like Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery". Naming names?!!


Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (oGBso)

435 359 Anyone had any luck convincing his/her spouse about the need to begin repopulating the earth? Asking for me.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (1CjJc)

Hm. Well I'm too old to have any more babies without medical intervention. But when I was super pissed last night about Inslee closing the bars and restaurants Mr. Jordan61 generously offered to let me "work out my aggressions."

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (Ez6QX)

436 Geez, even our dealership is sending us notices on how they are handling the virus.

All the banks have already contacted us.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (vEIlU)

437 New England Clam Chowder is probably the only soup I would buy in a can.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (YslsA)

438 "Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)"

A world where shelves are totally useless?

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (VpIIl)

439
Lets face it... This is all about getting Biden elected and Trump tossed out

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 12:56 PM (5bxa0)

========

Good luck to Biden when it comes up in debate. I don't think Trump will hesitate to throw the Ebola, H1N1, and Swine Flu stats at crumbly Joe.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (G51Gf)

440 The Chinese threatening to withhold drugs and ket corona run wild in the US.Fuck those deleted deleteds

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (KNsKs)

441 401 Since elected, Ohio's "Republican" Governor has instituted a tax increase, pushed for gun control, and did a panic shutdown of bars and restaurants based on media-drive hysteria.

Why didn't we just elect a Democrat?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo

---

We did, we just didn't know it as it wasn't advertised as such. Same as Katshit.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (Y4EXg)

442 438 "Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)"

A world where shelves are totally useless?
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (VpIIl)


At least they're empty...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (pS94+)

443
Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)"

A world where shelves are totally useless?
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (VpIIl)

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L. O. L.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (AzW6q)

444 South Korea reported 74 new covid cases on Monday. They peaked at 909 new cases in late February. I'm paying attention to South Korea because they were hit early and one can follow the trend there (plus I trust their numbers more than China). So far, I'm not seeing any reason to freak out - if they were now reporting, say 9000 new cases, that would be different.

Posted by: Rian at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (SUzf/)

445 435
359 Anyone had any luck convincing his/her spouse about the need to begin repopulating the earth? Asking for me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (1CjJc)



Hm. Well I'm too old to have any more babies without medical
intervention. But when I was super pissed last night about Inslee
closing the bars and restaurants Mr. Jordan61 generously offered to let
me "work out my aggressions."

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (Ez6QX)

That never works. Does it?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (1CjJc)

446 Wait until the shit gets real and it impacts the Packers schedule.

---

That will be a bridge too far. Closing the churches and bars is one thing. Packer games? There will be push back on that one.

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (7ZQe3)

447 New England Clam Chowder's getting as many responses here as boobs!
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (JoUsr)
++++++++++
It is the superior product. As opposed to minestrone with clams, also known as "Manhattan Impostor Clam Chowder."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (hYcqw)

448 Some music that keeps the blues aways (for me anyways)

Pretty much what I listened to in my late teens through early 20s.

Definitely a good time in my life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC9luFAIhFQ

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (RU4sa)

449 Clam chowder is alright.
Bearded clam is better.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (o2MD2)

450 47 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus? Does it only come out at night or something? Is it a were-virus? Should we be tracking the phases of the moon? That doesn't really track with the value of silver going down, though.....
Posted by: pookysgirl, apparently homeschooling now at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (XKZwp)

My guess it is to limit face-time interaction between strangers at bars and stuff. But I still don't see why you can't get 90% of the benefit by passing temporary ordinances that you have to don a face mask to enter those types of establishments. Could be fun, for a while.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (zqs/f)

451 I don't understand the Fed rate cut. Trump was applauding it. But it's crashing the market?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (H8QX8)

452 Has anyone else seen the Mentos Commercial with Ace in it?

...let me see if I can find it...

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (kq+y1)

453 While all of this shit was in the works, the CDC was fighting obesity and racism, not fucking outbreaks of deadly diseases. They also spent $106 million on a new visitors center with a Japanese garden. Instead of doing their fucking jobs (DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION). It's right there in the fucking title of the organization. Idiots...

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (dKm4U)

454 I better see some of the Davos set succumb to this or else they all need to succumb to something else.

Posted by: x at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (nFwvY)

455 Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (dob0X)
418 Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (kq+y1)


Buy more fresh food which is in plentiful supply.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (pS94+)


Strangely, of all the produce I was looking for yesterday, the one thing they didn't have was onions.

I don't get that.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (hku12)

Biden and Bernie in town? needed em for their belts?

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (NgKpN)

456 "I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.



She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."



Posted by: garrett



...and that's when Barter System was invented.

Posted by: t-bird



This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.



What happened next?

Posted by: ace"

They were both arrested by agents of the Economic Emergency Control Committee

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (MxEKc)

457 Who wants chowda? - Lois

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (gmo/4)

458 I have 4 gallons of hand sanitizer and 72 rolls of premium two ply toilet paper. Looking to trade for a 2018 and newer Ford F-450 Platinum Package with 4 Wheel Drive. Don't come at me with Lariats. I know what my stuff is worth.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (PRK75)

459 South Korea reported 74 new covid cases on Monday. They peaked at 909 new cases in late February.

--

Yep. It's running its course.

And the media and Democrats decided we needed to lose $16T in wealth because they lost one election.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (dob0X)

460 453 While all of this shit was in the works, the CDC was fighting obesity and racism, not fucking outbreaks of deadly diseases. They also spent $106 million on a new visitors center with a Japanese garden. Instead of doing their fucking jobs (DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION). It's right there in the fucking title of the organization. Idiots...
Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (dKm4U)


That's why we need an emergency $8 billion. Which will be added to the budget every year.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (pS94+)

461
I don't understand the Fed rate cut. Trump was applauding it. But it's crashing the market?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (H8QX8

------

Absolutely nothing in stock, commodity, currency markets or central banking decisions makes any sense, because this is hysteria. This is not guided by rational decision-making.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (AzW6q)

462 ACE's MENTOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bgn-wnBhpU

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (kq+y1)

463 I don't understand the Fed rate cut. Trump was applauding it. But it's crashing the market?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (H8QX
+++++++++++++
The market was crashing anyway. I suspect the rate cut and new liquidity facilities are more about bank health among the primary dealers (treasury auction participants) and foreign central bank access to dollars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hYcqw)

464 New England Clam Chowder's getting as many responses here as boobs!
Posted by: Lady in Black at March



It is about bartering for boobs

It is always boobs

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (HALdu)

465 Hm. Well I'm too old to have any more babies without medical intervention. But when I was super pissed last night about Inslee closing the bars and restaurants Mr. Jordan61 generously offered to let me "work out my aggressions."
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (Ez6QX)
-------------

So, win/win, then?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (ARm/c)

466 I predict a big increase in the birth rate 9 months from now. All those people "working from home" need something to do besides wipe their asses and eat bread.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (VpIIl)

467 Campbells 1. seed is Chicken Noodle. Not anything new fangled but the
OG. The two seed is tomato but some are not into it. Now i want the
clam chowder as I have not had that one in some time.

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (n13/j)

468 Regarding travel bans, this is what scares me the most about the commies. Not just that they are hateful satanic bastards, but they claim to be the sole arbiters of logic, science and common sense and then systematically ignore ALL of that.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (zeiW4)

469 Our local news was interviewing people coming out of Costco. They picked the wrong dude and had to bleep out half of what he said. Put all the blame on the media. It was pretty epic.

Posted by: drerbrererd at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (8rNnc)

470 And no, don't ask me to explain the joke. It would be awkward. Like slowly running down the court, poorly dribbling, then clanking a shot off the bottom of the rim.

You've seen a WNBA game too?

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (9t0Zz)

471 447 New England Clam Chowder's getting as many responses here as boobs!
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (JoUsr)
++++++++++
It is the superior product. As opposed to minestrone with clams, also known as "Manhattan Impostor Clam Chowder."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (hYcqw)

And thus started the Great Chowdah war of 2020.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (NgKpN)

472 By my count, it's still two boobs for every clam.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (ABjxW)

473 Pancakes > Campbell's New England Clam Chowder
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (PbpT7)


Sure, the regular kind is awful, but the Chunky Clam Chowder is better than pretty much anything. It's terrible for you, but I would guarantee, in a blind taste test it would beat any fancy Boston restaurant that tried to claim their clam chowder is superior.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hku12)

474 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus?

--

Yeah, if old people are known for anything it's for staying out past 7:30pm.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (dob0X)

475 So as I understand the doomers, we're going to lose more people than Italy to this Virus, because....

Oh, right, Trump.

Sorry, lost my head for a second there.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (e284m)

476 It's an indian hand axe/tool thing.
You'll need that in the TP Wars.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (r+sAi)

477 *pours one out for D-Lamp*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

478 Forgot the link. https://tinyurl.com/ryyfn4n

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (dKm4U)

479 >>It is about bartering for boobs

>>It is always boobs


There is only 1 Universal Commoditiy

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (kq+y1)

480 I believe that the Chinese are getting a handle on the virus outbreak there. Here's the reason: the Chinese recently sent a medical team and boatload of ventilators to Italy, to help out the Italian victims.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer


With an attached note: "Sorry."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (YqDXo)

481 Since elected, Ohio's "Republican" Governor has instituted a tax increase, pushed for gun control, and did a panic shutdown of bars and restaurants based on media-drive hysteria.

Why didn't we just elect a Democrat?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM

We have one of those in MA, unsurprisingly.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (ejd/p)

********

Maryland too. I wish we'd just elected that retard Brown to do the democratty things that Hogan is doing

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (flINI)

482 My guess it is to limit face-time interaction between strangers at bars and stuff. But I still don't see why you can't get 90% of the benefit by passing temporary ordinances that you have to don a face mask to enter those types of establishments. Could be fun, for a while.
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (zqs/f)

Do most masks have little straws attached? Some restaurants have reduced the occupancy and separated the tables in order to try to stay open. I suppose they'll close them anyway, probably by tomorrow

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (ONvIw)

483 ''442 438 "Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)"

A world where shelves are totally useless?
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (VpIIl)


At least they're empty...''

Empty shelves are a good thing, comrade, as are bread lines.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (gwP4v)

484 My guess it is to limit face-time interaction between strangers at bars and stuff. But I still don't see why you can't get 90% of the benefit by passing temporary ordinances that you have to don a face mask to enter those types of establishments. Could be fun, for a while.
Posted by: Serious Cat


What about face time at the bars during the day for day drinkers?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (PRK75)

485 Curfews? Well, you know how old people like to gather at Cracker Barrel and plan illegal shit after 10:00 PM, right?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (e284m)

486 466 I predict a big increase in the birth rate 9 months from now. All those people "working from home" need something to do besides wipe their asses and eat bread.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (VpIIl)

I predict full employment and overtime for divorce lawyers within 3 months.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (NgKpN)

487 Markets read the rate cut as desperation. Some of them don't think the Fed has any other moves. They're way wrong. We just dusted off the 2008 playbook.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (VpIIl)

488 444 South Korea reported 74 new covid cases on Monday. They peaked at 909 new cases in late February. I'm paying attention to South Korea because they were hit early and one can follow the trend there (plus I trust their numbers more than China). So far, I'm not seeing any reason to freak out - if they were now reporting, say 9000 new cases, that would be different.
Posted by: Rian at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (SUzf/)

Do you know what South Korea is doing with regards to quarantines and public events? Are they actually keeping 7k+ people in forceable quarantine ( or is it self-quarantine)? Are restaurants, etc. still open?

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (zqs/f)

489 curfews will keep the microbes off the streets at night.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (o2MD2)

490 A new baby boom would be nice.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (87EdW)

491 462 ACE's MENTOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bgn-wnBhpU
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (kq+y1)


ROFL

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (SENHs)

492 Sure, the regular kind is awful, but the Chunky Clam Chowder is better than pretty much anything. It's terrible for you, but I would guarantee, in a blind taste test it would beat any fancy Boston restaurant that tried to claim their clam chowder is superior.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hku12)

Add a few tablespoons of real melted butter to a can and try that.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (ABjxW)

493 If there was a big emergency booze and coffee would be the best for bartering.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (HALdu)

494 That never works. Does it?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (1CjJc)

Mayyyybe...

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (Ez6QX)

495 New England Clam Chowder's getting as many responses here as boobs!
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:10 PM (JoUsr)
++++++++++
It is the superior product. As opposed to minestrone with clams, also known as "Manhattan Impostor Clam Chowder."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM


This is a Known Thing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (ejd/p)

496 Since elected, Ohio's "Republican" Governor has instituted a tax increase, pushed for gun control, and did a panic shutdown of bars and restaurants based on media-drive hysteria.

Why didn't we just elect a Democrat?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM

Cordray? You dodged a bullet, an ICBM.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (ONvIw)

497 While all of this shit was in the works, the CDC was fighting obesity and racism, not fucking outbreaks of deadly diseases. They also spent $106 million on a new visitors center with a Japanese garden.

--

Don't forget their paying for and putting on a Tranny Beauty Pageant contest.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (JoUsr)

498 >>ROFL


Right?

I saw that last night and was rolling.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (kq+y1)

499 naming teachers on Facebook that they "heard" had traveled overseas during spring break.

"What are we going to do about them. How do we keep them away from our children?!"
It sounded a few steps away from wine moms forming a lynch mob.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 12:59 PM

I am constantly checking work email and replying ASAP because some moms in my area are convinced we're not actually working online this week.

On my end, it's really is amazing how much I'm getting done. I can never grade things in class anymore because the kids' behavior has changed so much in the last six years.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (/+bwe)

500 474 How is a curfew going to stop the spread of a virus?

Yeah, if old people are known for anything it's for staying out past 7:30pm.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (dob0X)


Keep 'em inside. Run a continuous series of "Matlock" reruns.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (YqDXo)

501 two boobs for every clam.

Why did I hear that in Brian Wilson's voice.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (KxVoZ)

502 462
ACE's MENTOS



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bgn-wnBhpU

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (kq+y1)

lol

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (1CjJc)

503 work just announced that we will not be in the office again until Mid May.

So Much Hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (ifmtJ)

504 461
I don't understand the Fed rate cut. Trump was applauding it. But it's crashing the market?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:11 PM (H8QX8


It's not what is crashing the markets... It's the lock down of the Country that's doing it... Businesses are gonna lose bigly if they have to close

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (5bxa0)

505 My guess it is to limit face-time interaction between strangers at bars and stuff. But I still don't see why you can't get 90% of the benefit by passing temporary ordinances that you have to don a face mask to enter those types of establishments. Could be fun, for a while.
Posted by: Serious Cat
-------------

Personal sneeze shields for bar use that are dishwasher safe!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (ARm/c)

506 My brother from Md, just called me and said that his local Safeway has armed police at the checkouts. And people are wearing dish washing gloves.


Maryland.

So....

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

507 NYTimes:

McConnell Has a Request for Veteran Federal Judges: Please Quit

Posted by: SMOD at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (3aI0K)

508 ACE's MENTOS



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bgn-wnBhpU

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:12 PM (kq+y1)
HAHA! Not enough hair though...

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (dKm4U)

509 506 My brother from Md, just called me and said that his local Safeway has armed police at the checkouts. And people are wearing dish washing gloves.


Maryland.

So....
Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

Sweet Jeebus.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (NWiLs)

510 i'm worried about the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" syndrome. suppose (hope) COVID-19 is not as hair-on-fire bad as some scenarios expect. maybe it's Just Another Flu





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(basically)?
what will happen the Next Time - when it really IS a big deal? no one will believe them.
of course no-one has brilliant credentials now, anyway ...

Posted by: WaldoTJ at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (zS9LP)

511 Anyone had any luck convincing his/her spouse about the need to begin repopulating the earth? Asking for me.

Posted by: flounder

---

Reminds me of the story of a couple that weren't intimate but simply long term, very close friends. The woman's baby clock was ticking loudly and she finally decided to ask her friend if he'd be willing to help out on that score. Not a romantic union mind you, simply to get the deed done.

He agreed.

After two years of vigorous effort, no joy. The women drug the man to see his doctor in an effort to identify the problem.

The Dr said to the man, TonyPete, do you think it could be your vasectomy?


HeyOhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (Y4EXg)

512 490
A new baby boom would be nice.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (87EdW)

Line starts here, ladies.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (1CjJc)

513 My brother from Md, just called me and said that his local Safeway has armed police at the checkouts. And people are wearing dish washing gloves.


Maryland.

So....
Posted by: dagny


Difference between Maryland and Texas. They have armed police at checkouts.

We have armed shoppers.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (PRK75)

514 Sure, the regular kind is awful, but the Chunky Clam Chowder is better than pretty much anything. It's terrible for you, but I would guarantee, in a blind taste test it would beat any fancy Boston restaurant that tried to claim their clam chowder is superior.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hku12)

Add a few tablespoons of real melted butter to a can and try that.
Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (ABjxW)
--------

People, people. Just make your own using canned clams and the recipe from Bumble Bee which used to be on the back of the can and can now be found on the internet. Use whole milk or half and half, and cut back on the potatoes a bit.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (/669Q)

515 Oh, Waldo...this is no way to stay Wuhan Free.

Nevertheless.

Come to me.

Posted by: Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (kq+y1)

516 Cake Girls > Clam Chowder girl (until we see pics)

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (MxEKc)

517 ouch . sorry about that

Posted by: WaldoTJ at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (zS9LP)

518 Pancakes > Campbell's New England Clam Chowder


French Toast with Maple Syrup > Pancakes
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (kq+y1)

********

Lutheran Church Carrot Shavings encased in Lime Jello Salad > French Toast and Maple Syrup > Pancakes

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (flINI)

519 Where's Waldo?

In the barrel!

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (RU4sa)

520 Waldo, The Barrel has coronavirus in it. Just so you know.

Posted by: Vanya at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (BAsqb)

521 Waldo! Dude!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (Y4EXg)

522 To the Barrel with you!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (SENHs)

523 Whoa.. It's barrel time

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (5bxa0)

524 I saw Bearded Clam open for Clam Chowder at the Boston Seafood and Beaver festival in '94.

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (Zz0t1)

525 major fuck up

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (o2MD2)

526 They have out Trump in a corner. He can't minimize the panic in case it ends up a huge disaster. Nor does he want to elevate panic.

But he will win in the end because nobody puts Trumpy in a corner.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (zeiW4)

527 "It's an interesting study in sociological positive feedback, mob hysteria" Posted by: Mike Hammer

Lara Logan did a recent interview with Beck ... she kept saying how they (MSM/DeepState/shadow people) ... KNOW exactly what they are doing in running PsyOps and Misinformation campaigns. Exactly who is pulling the strings? idk ... but it is planned and coordinated ... foundations and special groups coordinate, talk openly about how to manipulate the herd.


Trashing American truth tellers (like Lara) is as intentional and vile as the Chinese forcing the whistle blower doctor to recant ... before he died. China certainly is a player, but so are the leftist foundations and ... all the usual suspects. All with planned intent, coordinated sedition. (#2weeks, tick tock)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (Cus5s)

528 Can one invest in neonatal hospitals? Baby boom next January will be yuge!


Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (+FPkr)

529 Curfews and old people -

I can't count the number of times the wife and I have heard news reports of old people getting shot out in the back parking lot of a hotel at 3:00 AM.
And then when they interview their relatives, they always say "he was a good grand-dad, he was planning on a career as a doctor, helping orphans".

We always tell our kids, when you get old, there is NO good reason to be in a Motel-6 Parking lot at 3:00 am. Nothing good can come of that!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (e284m)

530 Barrel time

Posted by: Yo! at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (uZuKb)

531 Posted by: WaldoTJ at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (zS9LP)


The end is upon us!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (1CjJc)

532 I think the curfew is about getting these idiot 20-somethings inside because they're out of school.

They know they aren't at risk themselves and will continue to gather esp without other stuff to do.

It's a shame that they just can't act properly.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (nRWPy)

533 Waldo, barrel you go now

Posted by: Wuhan Flu at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

534 Posted by: WaldoTJ at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (zS9LP)


Gotta stop diving by 0

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (r4m3e)

535 The market was crashing anyway. I suspect the rate
cut and new liquidity facilities are more about bank health among the
primary dealers (treasury auction participants) and foreign central bank
access to dollars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hYcqw)


The virus is just an excuse to bail out EVERYTHING. This is what they've been waiting almost 10 years for.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (CQ3Qb)

536 work just announced that we will not be in the office again until Mid May.

So Much Hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (ifmtJ)

--

We're going to get a front row seat for an economic collapse we've never seen before.

Fascinatingly, it will be during the best economy we've ever had. And all over nothing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (dob0X)

537 Some ambitious types need to design and manufacture big, acrylic bubble pods we could all wear out in public.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (JoUsr)

538 >>Maryland.
So....

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

Can someone please cancel Maryland?

Posted by: Zod at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (ZS9TG)

539 @flounder, it's just a Clintonian version of the "blue balls" thing that never worked, except apparently on interns with Presidential kneepads.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (l513m)

540


Now this is a world I can thrive in.

Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)
---------------

Flash some hand sanitizer and offer to show her your shelves. Sure fire winner.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (ptqGC)

541 >>506 My brother from Md, just called me and said that his local Safeway has armed police at the checkouts. And people are wearing dish washing gloves.



I work remote but my cat is giving me the stinkeye so I'm packing

Posted by: x at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (nFwvY)

542 Now you know where Waldo is.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (ejd/p)

543 490 A new baby boom would be nice.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (87EdW)

Maybe, it depends on who is raising the babies.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (Ez6QX)

544 Those are vicious anti-Barrel lies. The Barrel has so far reported zero novel coronavirus cases. Just shingles, rubella and ebola.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (icI8A)

545 Maryland.

So....
Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

Yep. I can't wait to see What Gov. Blackface here in VA is gonna do.

Posted by: spypeach at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (7R8A2)

546 Waldo, can I have your TP since you won't be using it??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (SENHs)

547 All right. Where's Waldo!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (e284m)

548 516
Cake Girls > Clam Chowder girl (until we see pics)


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (MxEKc)

Man Chowder girl > Cake Girls > Clam Chowder girl (until we see pics)

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (1CjJc)

549 507 NYTimes:

McConnell Has a Request for Veteran Liberal Federal Judges: Please Quit
Posted by: SMOD at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (3aI0K)

FIFY.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (YqDXo)

550 Strangely, of all the produce I was looking for yesterday, the one thing they didn't have was onions.

I don't get that.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:08 PM (hku12)


Because 90% of cooking starts with onions?

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (zeiW4)

551 Welp, getting sent to The Barrel is one way to social distance yourself.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (KxVoZ)

552 Posted by: WaldoTJ at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (zS9LP)

FEED ME!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (dKm4U)

553 Waldo, I shall gift you with my standard helpful advice: Dont fuck up. If you follow that helpful advice, you will never fuck up.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (o2MD2)

554 Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2020 01:17 PM (Cus5s)

Beck is such a sack of shit but I'll definitely look up that podcast(?)

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (r4m3e)

555
No tuna.



No paper products. Just a few packages of paper plates.



No soap.



No hand sanitizer.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:03 PM (kq+y1)


Not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe. As primitive as can be

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (W/gIX)

556 Yeah, you are not understanding the chicom, they do not care about the chinese.

1.4bn chinese, 90mm chicom.
_______________

I get that, but if you've got a country of 1.4 billion people and an out-of-control virus causing panic, it's in your own interests to throw all the resources you've got at it, to keep the peeps under control.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (k4dH2)

557 The Boy Who Cried Barrel

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (zeiW4)

558
375 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett

...and that's when Barter System was invented.
Posted by: t-bird

This is hot. I'm sprung, I don't mind saying.

What happened next?
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:01 PM (PbpT7)

Her: Nothing. He just walked away.

Her dad: WELL MAKE SOMETHING UP!!!
Posted by: Stealing R. Gervais' Punchline at March 16, 2020 01:04 PM (hku12)


A lost opportunity for Love in the Time of COVID-19 or an epic long letter to Penthouse.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (pNxlR)

559 537 Some ambitious types need to design and manufacture big, acrylic bubble pods we could all wear out in public.
Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (JoUsr)


Full body condoms, as in one of the Woody Allen movies (I've forgotten which one).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (YqDXo)

560 This is all starting to smell like the biggest buying opportunity we'll ever see in our lives.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (l513m)

561 >> I can't wait to see What Gov. Blackface here in VA is gonna do.


Roll the Reverb up to 10.

Everything's better
when Fender Wetter
take it from me.

Posted by: Dick Dale at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (kq+y1)

562 The Barrel has been shut down due to the corona virus.

New punishment is execution by firing squad. Times are though.

Also anyone buying Campbell's soup needs an indefinite detention in Guantanamo.

Buy Progresso. It's way better.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (j3npP)

563 Maryland.
So....

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

Can someone please cancel Maryland?
Posted by: Zod


Close it. Shut it down for two months.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (PRK75)

564 Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (SENHs)

565 A lost opportunity for Love in the Time of COVID-19 or an epic long letter to Penthouse.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (pNxlR)


Decameron 2.0.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (YqDXo)

566 On my end, it's really is amazing how much I'm getting done. I can never grade things in class anymore because the kids' behavior has changed so much in the last six years.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (/+bwe)

We were talking at work this morning about just rethinking the whole idea of school buildings, or high schools at the least. If most of this can be done via internet connection, then there's very little point of a physical school building except for hands on work (labs, art, music, etc.) or keeping teenage kids out of trouble.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (96AXo)

567 Wait! I have a marketing idea! Reusable toilet paper!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (e284m)

568
Mark Steyn absolutely breathing fire about the CoC-whores and Paul Ryan et al moving our manufacturing and pharmaceutical plants to China.

Yowza.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (pS94+)

569 Cake Girl just sounds better than Clam Girl. Perhaps it shouldn't, but that's the way it is.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (zeiW4)

570 Sure, the regular kind is awful, but the Chunky Clam Chowder is better than pretty much anything. It's terrible for you, but I would guarantee, in a blind taste test it would beat any fancy Boston restaurant that tried to claim their clam chowder is superior.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:13 PM (hku12)

Add a few tablespoons of real melted butter to a can and try that.
Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (ABjxW)


You don't like my arteries very much, do you.

No but seriously, supposedly people put butter in coffee. The ones who do swear by it. I get sick with Wuhan China flu just thinking about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (hku12)

571 We always tell our kids, when you get old, there is NO good reason to be in a Motel-6 Parking lot at 3:00 am. Nothing good can come of that!
Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (e284m)
+++++++++
I used to live near a, let's call it a "cheap, marginal motel." It was at the bottom of the hill near my apartment.

My starter was out and I was broke, so I would park on the hill so I could roll-start (I got *really* good at roll-starting that car - I could probably do it on a 0.5% incline). The woman who's house I parked in front of left me a nasty note about how she didn't appreciate me parking in front of her house to go cheat on my wife all the time.

I worked nights. The car was only there during the day...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (hYcqw)

572 There will be many leadership awards passed out, when this is all over, to all the administrators who did what everybody else was doing, "out of an abundance of caution".

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (dBiBP)

573 493
If there was a big emergency booze and coffee would be the best for bartering.

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:15 PM (HALdu)
Stopped by the liquor store Saturday night. Checkout lady said Friday was the busiest day she'd ever had. More sales than Christmas.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (N39Ws)

574 Walking past a Whole Foods yesterday, I overheard an exiting, empty-handed would-be shopper say to his companion: "They should change the name to Not a Whole Lotta Foods."



Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (KxVoZ)

575 lol. Yeah, Joe Biden to the rescue. The guy doesn't even know what state he's in and doesn't speak in coherent sentences.

But yeah, he's here to save the day...

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (VpIIl)

576 564
Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (SENHs)
Try eating them.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (e284m)

577 >>Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.


From almost anything you eat, really.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (kq+y1)

578
556 Yeah, you are not understanding the chicom, they do not care about the chinese


But Mini Mike said the Chicoms have a 'stituency!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (pNxlR)

579 560
This is all starting to smell like the biggest buying opportunity we'll ever see in our lives.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (l513m)

Yes but will take several months.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (CQ3Qb)

580
FEED ME!
Posted by: The Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:19 PM (dKm4U)


Go to the store yourself.

Stupid, lazy barrel.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (TdMsT)

581 Yeah, you are not understanding the chicom, they do not care about the chinese.

1.4bn chinese, 90mm chicom.
_______________

I get that, but if you've got a country of 1.4 billion people and an out-of-control virus causing panic, it's in your own interests to throw all the resources you've got at it, to keep the peeps under control.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March



sure, you barricade them in their homes and warehouse them in warehouses under armed guard.

the chinese military's main job, under the constitution is ensuring the chicom

Posted by: not so at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (HALdu)

582 I'm sitting on $200k mad money
should I go shopping on wall street

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (iTXRQ)

583 Cake Girl just sounds better than Clam Girl. Perhaps it shouldn't, but that's the way it is.
Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (zeiW4)


If a girl says she's a girl, and she doesn't have a clam, she ain't.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (hku12)

584 1. cute girls are not buying soup midnight sat.

2. everybody like new england clam chowder.

3. the last three soups would have been nacho cheese something

Posted by: not so


1. Maybe the party sent her out for "munchies" since she was the soberest?

B. In general, yes. From a can, no.

iii. A list numbered "1, 2 and 3"? Is that allowed?

Posted by: mikeski at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (P1f+c)

585 Do you know what South Korea is doing with regards to quarantines and public events? Are they actually keeping 7k+ people in forceable quarantine ( or is it self-quarantine)? Are restaurants, etc. still open?
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (zqs/f)


SK shut down just about everything immediately.

They flattened their curve fast.

Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (9VeU0)

586 Also anyone buying Campbell's soup needs an indefinite detention in Guantanamo.

Buy Progresso. It's way better.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 16, 2020 01:20 PM (j3npP)
+++++++++++
Progresso is a very good product. At a much higher price. My soup cabinet has both.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (hYcqw)

587 Dude had 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer. Was going to sell them at marked up prices. Now has donated them. Bing Matt Colvin.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (PRK75)

588 >>I'm sitting on $200k mad money
should I go shopping on wall street


Not yet...it's only Monday.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (kq+y1)

589 i thought you added a slug of brandy or something like that to chowder. Maybe that is lobster bisque?

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (n13/j)

590 so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:21 P


Eat coconuts. Wait.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (ejd/p)

591 582 I'm sitting on $200k mad money
should I go shopping on wall street
Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (iTXRQ)

I think so, yeah.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (Zm+LZ)

592 akshully it's Robinson Caruso

Posted by: x at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (nFwvY)

593 I don't fully believe this thing was an op to get Trump but it has defiantly ha morphed into an op.

We are being driven headlong into a serious economic calamity.


You cannot shut down and close up large swaths of the worlds economic engine and there not be serious repercussions.


This is fucking bullshit like I've never seen.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (FVrDO)

594 This. Greece should simply declare that all border jumpers will be shot dead, men, women, or children. Then shoot some.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------

It's my understanding that during colonial days, this same action was legal in Connecticut regarding Rhode Island border-jumpers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (IPZPl)

595 I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA


--

I didn't know Alabama had coconut trees. The things you learn here.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (YslsA)

596
Strip Tater naked, tar and feather him, and run him down Broadway.

the shame is part of the kink

Posted by: AltonJackson
Be Better, Boomer
at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (hx3Q8)

597
Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

========

Watch Cast Away, as you might get distracted by other items watching Gilligan's Island. Oh, wait. I see.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (G51Gf)

598 Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.


From almost anything you eat, really.
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (kq+y1)


BECAUSE EVERYTHING YOU EAT TURNS TO SHIT, THAT'S WHY!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (Zz0t1)

599 How would one implement a nation curfew anyway? If anything would indicate how ineffective the Feds would be, it would be that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

600 Mark Steyn absolutely breathing fire about the CoC-whores and Paul Ryan et al moving our manufacturing and pharmaceutical plants to China.



I wanna see how fast they'll move everything back. Many already were planning China alternatives. addiction.

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)

601 We are sorry, but this thread must be shut down as the Right to assembly has been suspended, and there are more than 25 people posting.

Posted by: New York Attorney General at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (NgKpN)

602 Do you know what South Korea is doing with regards to quarantines and public events? Are they actually keeping 7k+ people in forceable quarantine ( or is it self-quarantine)? Are restaurants, etc. still open?
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:14 PM (zqs/f)


I heard a guy on radio this a.m. discussing this exact thing. They did an "open society" quarantine. Public facilities still open, but those attending had to show proof they had a health clearance.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (kgQKM)

603 Cake Girl just sounds better than Clam Girl. Perhaps it shouldn't, but that's the way it is.
Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM


Probably because the things we can imagine with a pretty girl and cake batter don't sound quite so appealing with cold clam chowdah.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (ejd/p)

604 I would go long oil but do Millennials even want to drive anymore>

Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (n13/j)

605 Yep. I can't wait to see What Gov. Blackface here in VA is gonna do.


Everyone is required to wear a KKK hood, like him.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (nRWPy)

606 Coconut trees in Alabama? Can you ship me some coconut trunks, my Dad's Marine buddies told me when I was a kid they make really good bunkers.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (e284m)

607 Diocese of Dallas cancelled Masses until further notice. Diocese of Fort Worth is less stringent- just restricting numbers allowed to attend any given Mass.

In our tiny town, this is causing no major disruption in attendance, except for the very old.

The Trad parish in Fort Worth is restricting Mass to members only- the pastor had a letter today thanking the Dallas Trad parish for respecting his guidelines. The Dallas parish is open for Adoration and Confession, though.

Posted by: Sal at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (bo8pf)

608 Go to the store yourself.

Stupid, lazy barrel.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (TdMsT)
------------
LOL!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (ARm/c)

609 nood

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (1CjJc)

610 Probably because the things we can imagine with a pretty girl and cake batter don't sound quite so appealing with cold clam chowdah.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (ejd/p)
++++++++++++
Meh. The key part of the equation is the pretty girl. The rest is just window dressing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (hYcqw)

611
Gotta rewatch Gilligans Island so I can figure out how to make shit from coconuts.
Posted by: AlaBAMA



Once you extract bonding polymers in a thermosetting resin, the rest is easy.

Posted by: Professor Roy Hinkley at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (oVJmc)

612 The Axis media at the highest level are not 'overreacting'. They're acting, i.e. taking action, not pretending. Well, I guess they're pretending, too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (Ibwur)

613 593 I don't fully believe this thing was an op to get Trump but it has defiantly ha morphed into an op.

We are being driven headlong into a serious economic calamity.


You cannot shut down and close up large swaths of the worlds economic engine and there not be serious repercussions.


This is fucking bullshit like I've never seen.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (FVrDO)

File this under, never let a crises go to waste.

Posted by: The Twilight Zone at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (NgKpN)

614 Progresso is a very good product. At a much higher price. My soup cabinet has both.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
----------

Campbell's lost me with their 'Two Daddies' commercial. That was it. I'll eat dandelions first.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (IPZPl)

615 Our childcare situation is stable, so it is mostly business as usual, here. Daycare's got a statewide memo (WA) that they can stay open as much as possible, and they blanket authorized variances against the staffing/max child numbers.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 01:02 PM (1CjJc)

I still don't get how daycares can stay open but schools can't.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (Ez6QX)

616 @DB yes, but dollar cost average your purchases over the next month.
We have not hit bottom yet, but it's impossible to say when.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (l513m)

617 600 Mark Steyn absolutely breathing fire about the CoC-whores and Paul Ryan et al moving our manufacturing and pharmaceutical plants to China.



I wanna see how fast they'll move everything back. Many already were planning China alternatives. addiction.
Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)


My block husband called today.

I broke our cardinal rule and said that it wasn't a good idea to move manufacturing and pharmaceutical production to China.

He agreed.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (TdMsT)

618 Have we banned religious gatherings in Dearborn, Michigan yet?

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (Ibwur)

619 394 The Chinese were donating grain to foreign countries during the Great Leap Forward to make a show of their Maoist bounty and productivity.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (G51Gf)

Teh Horde is the greatest.

Posted by: m at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (7juvc)

620
SK shut down just about everything immediately.

They flattened their curve fast.
Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (9VeU0)

Violating quarantine was punishable with a prison term.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (ONvIw)

621
Whatever happens next, outsourcing to China is dead as a mackeral.

The last nail in the coffin was an editorial a few days ago in Xinhua News, official news outlet for the Chinese Communist Party. The editorial sneered at the US for outsourcing 90% of their pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to China. Said we'd better quit back-sassing them when they claim the Chinese coronavirus was created in
a US bioweapons lab and sent to China by the US Army, or they would cut off pharma exports and we would "drown in sea of coronavirus." (Their US ambassador had been called in to explain why he was passing along these stories.)

What do think happens next, geniuses? Would you like to guess?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 16, 2020 01:26 PM (O0Z2L)

622 Also anyone buying Campbell's soup needs an indefinite detention in Guantanamo.

Buy Progresso. It's way better.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


The secret to Campbell's is to understand that it's just a base for a bigger soup. Add fresh veg and meat to the base and you have a decent soup. And beans when warranted. Then add rice.

That one can can stretch to 3 meals if you get creative.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 16, 2020 01:27 PM (vM2os)

623 Go to the store yourself.



Stupid, lazy barrel.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (TdMsT)

Already did. No food left!

Posted by: The Barrel at March 16, 2020 01:27 PM (dKm4U)

624 Chad Pergram @ChadPergram

Kudlow on Fox Business: The president is still very keen, so am I, on the payroll tax holiday out to the end of the yr. That is to subject of discussion. We'll be up speaking with the Senate ldrshp about all these matters. But..the payroll tax holiday is a very powerful weapon

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 16, 2020 01:28 PM (SEN+o)

625 i like this post a lot thank you for all you do Mr. Ace and the other ones

Posted by: happyfeet at March 16, 2020 01:28 PM (dMWxj)

626 427 Now this is a world I can thrive in.
Posted by: ace at March 16, 2020 01:07 PM (PbpT7)

No one wants a ride on your Vespa.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 16, 2020 01:09 PM (SENHs)

hahahaha

Posted by: m at March 16, 2020 01:28 PM (7juvc)

627 Because 90% of cooking starts with onions?
Posted by: ...

You be right. We buy onions in the 50# bag. Just my wife and me.
They keep.

Posted by: MarkY at March 16, 2020 01:29 PM (PHNtd)

628 Don't worry WaldoTJ the Barrel is code19 free. The only thing that can live there long is Keith Richards.....you'll be fine.

Posted by: Paladin at March 16, 2020 01:29 PM (KX5Wh)

629 I'm a bit confused by all th he shopping now. I overstocked in mid February. Did other people not see this coming?

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:29 PM (nRWPy)

630 599 How would one implement a nation curfew anyway? If anything would indicate how ineffective the Feds would be, it would be that.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (oVJmc)


A strict curfew in Chicago would probably knock the murder rate right on the head.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (YqDXo)

631 The media won't get its due and neither will China. Schools and media still control all.

Posted by: soulpile at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (rwZk1)

632 142
No elected official wants to be the one who didn't overreact enough and
be singled out. It's like freaking High School peer pressure but with
supposed adults. It's embarrassing.

Posted by: WonkishRogue at March 16, 2020 12:42 PM (ENZDr)

___________


I've wondered if fear of lawsuits are driving some of the private sector panics -- especially deep pocket arenas (SWIDT?) like professional sports.

Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (kmxth)

633 This is fucking bullshit like I've never seen.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 16, 2020 01:23 PM (FVrDO)

And it won't change when the virus ebbs. Because the virus is only the subordinate problem.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (H8QX8)

634 It's interesting how the fed, state, county and local township have all embraced special measures concerning the virus. Schools are closed for two weeks.

My company? Zilch. Nada.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2020 01:31 PM (ATCV4)

635 570 No but seriously, supposedly people put butter in coffee. The ones who do swear by it. I get sick with Wuhan China flu just thinking about it.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:21 PM (hku12)

MCT and Ghee.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 01:31 PM (vmRc0)

636 Campbell's lost me with their 'Two Daddies' commercial. That was it. I'll eat dandelions first.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 01:25 PM (IPZPl)


Talk about spreading viruses ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

637 632 I've wondered if fear of lawsuits are driving some of the private sector panics -- especially deep pocket arenas (SWIDT?) like professional sports.

Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (kmxth)

It's at least part of it.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 01:32 PM (vmRc0)

638 I'm wondering if Pixy could code the blog to pin a top comment on every thread, stating simply and politely: "DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM MICROSOFT WORD"

Posted by: Hands at March 16, 2020 01:32 PM (786Ro)

639 There's a woman on our city/neighborhood list serve complaining that restaurants and all the people she's watching including those at the bowling alley aren't following best hygiene practices like she learned in the NICU with her kid.

I'm trying not to ask why she's out at restaurants and the BOWLING ALLEY if she's so worried.



Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:33 PM (nRWPy)

640 She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)

It's actually pretty good. Few stores even stock it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2020 01:33 PM (miJU3)

641 I've wondered if fear of lawsuits are driving some of the private sector panics -- especially deep pocket arenas (SWIDT?) like professional sports.

Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2020 01:30 PM (kmxth)


I'm sure it is. Also, there's safety in numbers (?). If everyone else is closing stuff down, and you laugh it off, you'd better hope to God you're right to do so. And even if you are, you'll still be demonized a bit for having been cavalier.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (YqDXo)

642 I'm in a 2-week self-quarantine because I came back from Europe post travel ban. But I'm sending my parents, in their 70s, around town to get groceries and supplies for me. Is that wrong?

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (zqs/f)

643 That Bourbon Street shutdown made me think of the Religious Police in Iran and other Islamic countries, who go after anyone they catch having a good time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (Kpl3J)

644 I've wondered if fear of lawsuits are driving some of the private sector panics -- especially deep pocket arenas (SWIDT?) like professional sports.

Posted by: ShainS



Same suspicion here. Doing not based on counsel from health experts but based on counsel from, well, counsel.

Posted by: Hands at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (786Ro)

645 When I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew, we tossed New England Clam Chowder off the stern as chum. Nobody-the fish, the seals, nor the seagulls would touch it!

Posted by: zombie Gardner McKay at March 16, 2020 01:35 PM (2rXJS)

646 I'm in a 2-week self-quarantine because I came back from Europe post travel ban. But I'm sending my parents, in their 70s, around town to get groceries and supplies for me. Is that wrong?
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (zqs/f) OP


Yes, actually. Order it. Amazon fresh or whole foods, your local chain. Don't send them out.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 01:35 PM (nRWPy)

647 Also, there's safety in numbers (?). If everyone else is closing stuff down, and you laugh it off, you'd better hope to God you're right to do so. And even if you are, you'll still be demonized a bit for having been cavalier.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 01:34 PM (YqDXo)

I think that's a huge part of it. People are herd animals, after all, and to try to buck the herd when everyone is panicking is a no-win situation. It's like with the schools - once a few started to close down, they ALL had to close down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 16, 2020 01:36 PM (Kpl3J)

648 Some ambitious types need to design and manufacture big, acrylic bubble pods we could all wear out in public.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 01:18 PM (JoUsr)



Full body condoms, as in one of the Woody Allen movies (I've forgotten which one).

GIANT Hampster Balls! BRILLIANT!

Posted by: Paladin at March 16, 2020 01:37 PM (KX5Wh)

649 Liberals: What we really need to fight Covid-19 is CONTROL!

Liberals: Private entities and the states are acting FASTER THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

So they're not whining about any lack of participation, but just that the Federal government has no need to CONTROL everything.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 01:38 PM (Eicbe)

650 dude ! did you tell her you have variety of soup at home ??
Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (zr5Kq)

Or some yummy North Montana Trouser Sausage?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2020 01:39 PM (miJU3)

651 Tow Roker out to sea and scuttle him.

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 01:39 PM (RuIsu)

652 604 I would go long oil but do Millennials even want to drive anymore>
Posted by: Quint at March 16, 2020 01:24 PM (n13/j)

No - study what happened in 1986. If Saudi and Russia both decide they can hurt the other one more, they could drive oil back to $10, just like happened in '86. The oil war in 1986 was absolute carnage, although those who weren't in oil producing areas didn't see it. This is all setting up to be a complete repeat of that year, as far as the energy biz is concerned. Most of the existing oil producers inside the US went bankrupt that year, and even more may be headed for bankruptcy today.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 16, 2020 01:39 PM (Kpl3J)

653 The "media" is criminal. This is now beyond dispute. Perhaps a few of them are merely useful idiots being idiots, but the malignant intent of the "media" is no longer a subject for debate. The only question is how long they will be allowed to continue committing crimes and covering up the crimes of their masters?

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 16, 2020 01:46 PM (C3tIt)

654 I refuse to call this anything but Kung Flu or Wuhan Flu. PC can bite moi.
Have been fairly calm til last night. Then wanted to go on rampage of sorts seeing NYC closed down. Plastic straw that broke me, those NY politician wuhans. I am now inserting that into vocabulary of cussing.

It will be interesting to see what happens in NOLA tomorrow. Isn't it your own free will, and in Constitution, if you want to get drunk on Bourbon Street on St. Patrick's Day and take chances with Wuhan Flu, which is probably afraid of Bourbon Street. Plus blood alcohol levels so high the flu would run away.
I just don't know, y'all. I hope the Dims and MSM, causing panic and stress fall flat in a week or so and cook up another crisis.

Read the remarks of 100K people in one state getting this or testing positive. Out of that 100K, how many are asymptomatic? How many have no more than a cold? How many might have a flu for a few days and live? And how many are truly ill and in ICU??? I would hazard a guess not that many.
So let's cause complete panic, force people into stores buying stuff they normally would not, and possibly spread Wuhan Fluke to freaked out people who want to eat TP. Close businesses and make people jobless. Simply brilliant.

Now, folks who live on Gulf Coast or Atlantic are used to this type of mayhem and stupid. Having hurricane season for half the year, etc. Normal people in this area already had a sort of prep vs people with hair on fire. After 2005 and Katrina, normal people would have a couple of weeks food and stuff on hand if they can afford it. But, noooooooooooo.
I also have a hint if you are shopping now, wear a mask and fake a sneeze. People, even toilet paper people, will clear the aisle for you.
Tits up, girls. Keep whatever up, boys. Somehow sanity may prevail again.xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Aging supermodel, Wuhan fighter at March 16, 2020 01:46 PM (SK2xO)

655 41 My cousin has a friend who's mother knows a guy who got a telegram from a really important doctor who says everyone is going to die.
Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 12:32 PM (nRWPy)

Well - technically correct...

Posted by: Parker at March 16, 2020 01:52 PM (zV/fi)

656 If a girl says she's a girl, and she doesn't have a clam, she ain't.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2020 01:22 PM (hku12)

Got to be a free range, natural clam, too. Those "cultured" ones are right out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2020 02:07 PM (miJU3)

657 There also needs to be a reckoning with numerous political operatives masquerading as doctors.

Posted by: Nikola's Notion at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (hrHLc)

658 We can achieve the same by pushing memes and rumors that certain propagandists, say Don Lemon, have been diagnosed with coronavirus and are not telling coworkers.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (ZFrIq)

659 ?

Posted by: Ugh at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (tA3tM)

660 Prediction: No one who is currently freaking out about this will learn a damn thing when it all blows over.

Posted by: Boorish Robot at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (DjejF)

661 287 I saw a cute girl, Sat night at midnight, staring at the only three cans of Soup in the Soup Aisle.

She looked at me and said "I don't want New England Clam Chowder."

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 12:54 PM (kq+y1)


dude ! did you tell her you have variety of soup at home ??
Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 12:57 PM (zr5Kq)
To beat Maud D'ib,

I would tell her of the souls of my native planet.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 16, 2020 03:53 PM (heOND)

662 Soups

Posted by: Fox2! at March 16, 2020 03:53 PM (heOND)

663 THIS IS CHICKEN NOODLE COUNTRY!!!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 01:06 PM (AzW6q)


Winner winner chicken dinner

Posted by: kactus at March 16, 2020 04:47 PM (K+AOO)

664 Clearing public gatherings like Bourbon St is just common sense.
I think some people are being too dismissive. For a lot of people catching Coronavirus represents a serious risk and slowing down the spread of the virus is vital to helping health services cope.

As far as scaring people, well, some people need a rocket up the arse to get the message. You don't want a situation like Italy.

Posted by: stv at March 17, 2020 10:13 AM (OM2vA)

665 Best numbers coming out of Europe: e, I, pi, 0, 1

Posted by: MainDog at March 18, 2020 06:57 AM (GBppZ)

666 Well, she was 12.

Posted by: MainDog at March 18, 2020 10:00 AM (GBppZ)

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