Should CNN Be Taken Off the Air For Both Public Health and Fake News/Foreign Propaganda Reasons?

Fake news and manufactured panic are infectious diseases too.

New York Times reporters are also pumping out deliberately falsified news to incite panic:


This stupid bitch nobody is so determined to incite panic that he shrieks about anyone daring to post non-panic-inciting news about non-coronavirus topics:

robgeorge

Xhe also retweeted that "Wow" tweet, in which Trump's quote was truncated to incite panic.

Oh, and this Rhodes Scholar wants to know if we'll be building hospitals -- build time: 3 to 4 years -- for bedspace that we'll be needing (if at all) in 1-2 months.

If you think that's a very stupid question, it's because you're Racist, Sexist, or Homophobic, and you do not understand Different But Equally-Valuable Ways to Compare Larger Numbers to Much, Much Smaller Numbers. And also, that Logic is a White Devil Lie.

More: The NYT can't stop forging the "news."

Posted by: Ace at 02:09 PM




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1 foist!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Omega Kid at March 16, 2020 02:08 PM (Vy7tf)

2 Probably.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 02:09 PM (vmRc0)

3 The Google website is in beta for two California counties. Full nationwide release soon, once bugs are out.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 16, 2020 02:09 PM (NVYyb)

4
I'd wipe my ass with the Times but debased fecal matter in such a manner is too cruel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:10 PM (pS94+)

5 As much as I dislike Google, I give them credit for stepping up to help with this issue.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:10 PM (ARm/c)

6 >>>Should CNN Be Tak . . . .
Yes.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:11 PM (1CjJc)

7 Perhaps have their anchors tattoo "LIAR" on their foreheads.

Posted by: henry at March 16, 2020 02:11 PM (JMDly)

8 I just do not comprehend the full-scale Required National Panic. So completely bizarre.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 16, 2020 02:11 PM (NVYyb)

9 Should?

More like when...

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (qZdIZ)

10 CNN is still a thing?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (FZYNt)

11 CNN is incapable of being shamed.

Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (zUdXR)

12 Is that a rhetorical question or secret code for 'something'? I keep unloading both barrels on one of the weather guy at WSBT in South Bend for his medical advice during the flumaggeddon. Mostly is his epidemic forecast within 3 days because his weather forecasting is for shit outside of three days.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Omega Kid at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (Vy7tf)

13 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)

14 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Killmenow

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (JHjPS)

15 Clicks.

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (RuIsu)

16 Yes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (ptqGC)

17 CNN is still a thing?
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (FZYNt)

Hanging on by a thread, unlike that thing they used to call espn...anyone remember them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (nRk/c)

18 11
CNN is incapable of being shamed.


Posted by: zeera at March 16, 2020 02:12 PM (zUdXR)

Then they are not part of the kink.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (ufFY8)

19 13 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.
Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)

Why don't you run for President instead of keyboard quarterbacking, boomer?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (sI15f)

20 "Try getting it yourselves" reads a lot worse than how it sounded, and she knows it.

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (Izzlo)

21 I pointed out to my wife and mom this is also a lawfare driven panic.

With all of the crap being pushed out by the media, lawyers are probably salivating at the prospect of massive lawsuits if someone gets sick and the claim can be made that proper precautions were not taken.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (ARm/c)

22 With Airports closing, CNN is not long for this world.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (kq+y1)

23 13 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.
Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)


Suspend the regulatory processes. If this crap really is an emergency, then the EPA, OSHA, CDC, ICC, FTC and all the rest should have their rules suspended so that we can build factories right here and right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (pS94+)

24 14 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Killmenow
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (JHjPS)

I think it's been there for some time. They're merely maintaining.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

25 And why aren't MSM reporters engaged in building hospitals to save people instead of blathering on TV all day?

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (MxEKc)

26 CNN isn't "on the air".

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (RuIsu)

27 This is just unacceptable, I’m sorry. We’re at the equivalent of full scale war and reporters need to be trusted.
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But we know they can't--and I also am quite convinced that more and more they can't help themselves.

Because libs can't help themselves. They are programming themselves, at their own discretion.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (Eicbe)

28 I think the CNN building should be covered in shrink wrap, then in tinfoil, and then another layer of shrink wrap.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

29 They've yelled "Fire" in a crowded theatre far too often.

Posted by: RealityMan at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (7NSrk)

30 >>Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Is it possible this was NOT sarcasm?

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (kq+y1)

31 A reckoning is coming.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (Boy/L)

32 Nice job, NYC.
The Fox Business chick Jackie whatever is bloviating about restaurants closing in the City.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (ufFY8)

33 Two things that libs cannot help themselves with:

1. Wishcasting.
2. Being irate when the wish doesn't come true.

And it cycles from there. They are so mad about the previous disappointment, that they wish harder the next time. Lather and repeat (there is no rinsing).

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (Eicbe)

34 They're going to throw Schefter under the bus?

For reporting on the NFL?

Bold move Cotton.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (Qf83p)

35 29 They've yelled "Fire" in a crowded theatre far too often.
Posted by: RealityMan at March 16, 2020 02:16 PM (7NSrk)


Wait until they start yelling "theatre" in a crowded fire...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (pS94+)

36 5 As much as I dislike Google, I give them credit for stepping up to help with this issue.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:10 PM (ARm/c)


Keep your enemies closer.

Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (WkaWu)

37 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Killmenow
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (JHjPS)

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

Hold my beer

----San Francisco

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (ARm/c)

38 The MSM is a criminal organization. I actually mean that, but what could be done about that?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (Uu+Jp)

39 None of this really matters. The coronavirus is peaking too early for the progs to use it in the election; the panic will be over by August, the markets will recover and Trump will get reelected by a landslide.

Posted by: West at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (jqZBS)

40 teh pron industry is thriving.

maybe CNN could look at a format change

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (FZYNt)

41 The only reason I'd be for martial law is to shut down the propaganda by the media since it is a menace and extreme danger to society. If the dems want Pravda, let it come from Trump himself.
I'm only half being sarcastic.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (oiW2a)

42 8 I just do not comprehend the full-scale Required National Panic. So completely bizarre.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 16, 2020 02:11 PM (NVYyb)

Blue State (and NeverTrump) mayors/governors finally realized they could use this to lock everyone down and cut PDT out of the picture.

Don't expect it to end any time soon.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (vmRc0)

43 OT-De Blasio visits gym one last time before shut down:

https://tinyurl.com/rzqekj2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (WI7YS)

44 Suspend the regulatory processes. If this crap really is an emergency, then the EPA, OSHA, CDC, ICC, FTC and all the rest should have their rules suspended so that we can build factories right here and right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (pS94+)
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One of Cuomo's first responses was about suspending regulations and it's like...so why are they there?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (/ZYFC)

45 If CNN were taken off the air, where would we get Tater's Take (tm)?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (DMUuz)

46 I stand by assessment that our media is indistinguishable from a terrorist organization.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (hYcqw)

47 We could crank out a crappy hospital that collapses on its inhabitants, isn't secure or sanitary, and has no equipment in a few days like the Chinese did.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (KZzsI)

48 Steve Hilton on The Next Revolution pointed out this weekend that CNN and MSNBC and all those other dregs are saying the the public is confused and no one knows what to do and there is no clear direction from Trump and the WH and his administration.

Steve then showed the coronavirus.gov url on the screen and said that this is what they are not showing you. They are not reporting the news people need. A real news org would publish this far and wide every single day all day.

coronavirus.gov is what the team keeps directing people to go to for help and in answering your questions and concerns

It is a one stop shop and it is growing information.

I watched as the bint was screaming all concerned and shrieking her "concerns" and hate and then, just like that, no facial expressions as she just looked down to her notes for what to cover next. It is all an act. All of it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (vEIlU)

49 Wait until they start yelling "theatre" in a crowded fire...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (pS94+)

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All crowded fires have been cancelled.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (Eicbe)

50 32 Nice job, NYC.
The Fox Business chick Jackie whatever is bloviating about restaurants closing in the City.

OMG... There will be n mass starvation deaths now because none of them cook for themselves

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (5bxa0)

51 43 OT-De Blasio visits gym one last time before shut down:

https://tinyurl.com/rzqekj2
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (WI7YS)



May he get plague.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (pS94+)

52 MSM is only mentioning building hospitals to give credence to Bidens whole "have the military put up tents in random places" shtick.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (JRaU+)

53 >> Is it possible this was NOT sarcasm?

If not, it's weapons grade stupidity.

Speaking, I was reading the UK is trying to start a mass crash ventilator production program and ordering Rolls-Royce and other Brit outfits to draw up plans to retool production lines for ventilator production.

This would be a WWII level effort. Seems like insanity to me, but that's what they're doing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (f1Vqw)

54 You see a crack addled whore, always on the same corner. You roll down your window and say "Look at yourself. You should be ashamed and try to do better". She replies, "Fuck you, it's a living. BJ for $20". This too is the story of CNN.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (C1Lsn)

55 So, Ripley, you work in a factory that can push a button or two and go from producing "widgets" to "ventilators." What factory do you work in?

Posted by: ErikInTexas at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (mIJ9W)

56 Sports "journalists" are about to learn real quick how important their careers are.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (CQ3Qb)

57 40 teh pron industry is thriving.

maybe CNN could look at a format change
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2020 02:17 PM (FZYNt)

It's an idea. I'm not sure I want to see Tater come out to stripper music.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (Uu+Jp)

58 13 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)

You own a widget factory? No.
Then you must own a ventilator factory? No?

I'm shocked....shocked.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (cF8AT)

59 The Google website is in beta for two California counties. Full nationwide release soon, once bugs are out.

Beta testing before release? What is this sorcery?

Posted by: healthcare.gov at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (ZGrMX)

60 Jennifer Rubin@JRubinBlogger
Trump and Fox News are killing their supporters/viewers

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I think we can add science-denying Ace to the list.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (+y/Ru)

61 I'm going to make popcorn.

I did stock up on popcorn, I must admit.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (vEIlU)

62 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Sadly, you're not alone.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (/OW4q)

63

I'll bet Pornhub is doing record traffic now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (f1Vqw)

64 An essential review of Chinese propaganda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCzhn326CiY

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (AHq56)

65 40
teh pron industry is thriving.



maybe CNN could look at a format change


two words: jeanne moos.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (sGtp+)

66 >> I was reading the UK is trying to start a mass crash ventilator production program


Lucas to the rescue!

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (kq+y1)

67 14
Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.



Killmenow

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (JHjPS)

Now is the time to unveil the NHL mascot - Seattle Covid Kraken

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (k/TB6)

68 It is all an act. All of it.


To see to it that Trump is not reelected

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (5bxa0)

69 Beta testing before release? What is this sorcery?

Posted by: healthcare.gov at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM (ZGrMX)


GMail is technically still in beta. For about 15 years,

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (CQ3Qb)

70 I watched as the bint was screaming all concerned and shrieking her "concerns" and hate and then, just like that, no facial expressions as she just looked down to her notes for what to cover next. It is all an act. All of it.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:18 PM (vEIlU)
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They are wishcasting. They *hope* that Trump is "neglecting" or "mishandling" so that's all they see.

Just think about how much Trump is NOT an authoritarian, and gets called an "authoritarian". Because the Demedia has lost the ability to see what they do not want to see.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (Eicbe)

71
I guess we should reconsider the plastic bag ban. Or no...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (pS94+)

72 The Westboro Media Complex is a far greater danger to this country than this virus will ever be.

And the fucks should be treated as such.

Posted by: Uncle Pinochet's Heli Tours at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (Ayk4B)

73 I just do not comprehend the full-scale Required National Panic. So completely bizarre.

Paranoid speculation(

The TP vendors must have seen their sales numbers and decided "moar"! The press in the pocket of big TP!
)

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (xkSJa)

74 Willowed, yet more appropriate on this thread. A message from the news media.

https://tinyurl.com/uysulrl

Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (2RBkF)

75 >>I'll bet Pornhub is doing record traffic now.


Those girls are true patriots.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (kq+y1)

76 All factories are variably-sized 3D printers. Reporters know this. Why don't you?

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (uM6CE)

77 60 Jennifer Rubin@JRubinBlogger
Trump and Fox News are killing their supporters/viewers

Stupid, ugly and depraved is no way to go through life.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (Uu+Jp)

78 People are really terrified out there. AFA Gaslight Inc is concerned: Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (kgQKM)

79 We could crank out a crappy hospital that collapses on its inhabitants, isn't secure or sanitary, and has no equipment in a few days like the Chinese did.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


How is it even physically possible to build anything in a few days?

That still blows my mind.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (Qf83p)

80 Our media is criminal.


That is all.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (0OmEj)

81 It's simple really: whatever Trump does is wrong. That's that plan across the MSM, in place by the DNC.

So yeah, if you can't simply shut down CNN etc, fine them. Heavily.


Or better yet, if you're impacted by the Wuhan flu and have been mislead by the MSM, sue them. Lots of lawsuits might make a difference.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (ZCiJZ)

82 "Mr. Vice President, what steps are you taking to breed a disease-resistant strain of Americans?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (YqDXo)

83 They're a tool of Chinese propaganda as well as being mostly tools. Shut 'em down, make them work in the toilet paper mines.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (RD7QR)

84 Suspend the regulatory processes. If this crap really is an emergency, then the EPA, OSHA, CDC, ICC, FTC and all the rest should have their rules suspended so that we can build factories right here and right now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:15 PM (pS94+)
+++++++++++++
I watched a film from back during the War that shows you what kind of power you can bring to bear when you have industry - and what you *can't* do when you don't.

An outfit in Detroit (one of the smaller car companies, Studebaker, maybe) got a contract to turn out cannon. They needed a facility to do it.

They threw up a building. Then they went out back to examine the obsolete machines that were stored behind the main factory to determine what they could reclaim and refurbish to repurpose into making cannon. They were turning them out within a couple of months.

Flash forward to today. Not only are the tools not there anymore, you won't even finish the environmental impact statement on the new factory inside of a year.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (hYcqw)

85 Sigh...
Sarcasm.

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (MxEKc)

86 >>How is it even physically possible to build anything in a few days?


Modular. Wave of the future, man.

Posted by: Florida Skywalk at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (kq+y1)

87 What oh what is Don L. going to do with the bathhouses being closed, assuming they are.

Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (eEWTO)

88 It's an idea. I'm not sure I want to see Tater come out to stripper music.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:19 PM


Rumor is he can contra-rotate his pastie-tassels. You wouldn't want to see that?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (DMUuz)

89 79 We could crank out a crappy hospital that collapses on its inhabitants, isn't secure or sanitary, and has no equipment in a few days like the Chinese did.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

How is it even physically possible to build anything in a few days?

That still blows my mind.
Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (Qf83p)

The military can do this. Not even a big stretch for them.

Posted by: Roy at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (ABjxW)

90


Julie Bosman sure is a piece of work.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (lg/F7)

91 Here is a thought. We have had 3 years of learning that you can't trust CNN, et. al.

We've already baked in their constant lies into the cake.

But the wine moms that are having to babysit instead of go out to Starbucks with their girlfriends are now about to learn what how much the MSM is full of lying shits.

I'm curious what the LIVs think in 4 weeks if we are looking at less than 1000 deaths from this.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (qf0sR)

92 One of the funniest things that's going around right now is the delusion that old blue haired people love Trump, and watch Fox, while young, vibrant intelligent people are watching CNN and reading the NYT.

Nah. Young people don't patronize news of any kind. Millennials watch MSNBC and John Oliver. On Youtube. Nobody actually READS the NYT, they subscribe for the headlines and read quotes and bits on social media.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (KZzsI)

93 83 They're a tool of Chinese propaganda as well as being mostly tools. Shut 'em down, make them work in the toilet paper mines.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (RD7QR)


"I am SOOO tired!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (pS94+)

94 3 The Google website is in beta for two California counties. Full nationwide release soon, once bugs are out.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 16, 2020 02:09 PM (NVYyb)

Huck,

from the weekend threads, it appears you're a Prepper (capital P, Hail University type)

'73 here...

Posted by: browndog at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (gD6Ka)

95 When CDC says no events of 50 people... I have to delay my user conference to fall. When they say no unessential travel. all customer training trips are cancelled until further notice. etc. I blame the insurance companies. It doesn't matter what happens paper cut or plane crash, no claim will be paid if the activity was against CDC advice. Insurance executives are shutting everything down.

Posted by: henry at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (JMDly)

96 Our media is criminal.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (0OmEj)
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They are critically disabled.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (Eicbe)

97 China was able to build hospitals quickly, for some reason that probably has to do with efficient centralized control. This crisis will be a blessing in helping the People see the light.

Posted by: No at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (YwBBm)

98 Or should that be "analytically disabled".

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (Eicbe)

99 Who am I looking at with a gimlet eye for most of this panic-mongering? Every industry joined at the hip with the Chinese Communist government, and in particular, Big Silicon. Who puts the "MS" in MSNBC, for instance?

Posted by: mrp at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (Pqytn)

100 I'm curious what the LIVs think in 4 weeks if we are looking at less than 1000 deaths from this.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (qf0sR)
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I'm guessing end of the week.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (/ZYFC)

101 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets

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Widgets?! We need toilet paper!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (+y/Ru)

102
Speaking of cranking out hospitals. Another Brit (panicked level) plan I was reading about:

Deploy the Army to set up field hospitals to handle any surge level problem. Basically, MASHes, in tents.

And they have plans to deploy the army to guard hospitals and food supplies.

I'm sure we've got plans like this of our own.

Military and National Guard setting up field hospitals.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (f1Vqw)

103 Most factories build approximately one thing efficiently. You would have to retool and resupply to change products, provided you had the expertise.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (E2o2V)

104 The First Amendment doesn't apply to the people deplatformed by Google or Big Tech in general, so why the FUCK should it apply to Chinese catamites and foreign saboteurs?

Burn them all.

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (+nx2S)

105 Twitter needs to get the Wohoo Flu and die.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (Orx/W)

106 Had 14 appointments for background checks today. First eight didn't show up. Waiting on my 2:30 now.

Posted by: IrishEi on tablet at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (XOGoM)

107 74 Willowed, yet more appropriate on this thread. A message from the news media.

https://tinyurl.com/uysulrl
Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 16, 2020 02:20 PM (2RBkF)

What I love about that clip is not just the doomsaying deranged missionary, but the answer to the privates question, why us? Colour Sergeant gives the perfect answer, and the only answer we ever get for those kinds of questions. "Because we're here, lad, and nobody else."

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (trdmm)

108 We really can't trust the MSM for even the most trivial information. Particularly now when apparently the goal of all reporting is OrangeManBad.

I should be used to it but it's still unbelievable.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at March 16, 2020 02:24 PM (9hauA)

109 I'm curious what the LIVs think in 4 weeks if we are looking at less than 1000 deaths from this.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (qf0sR)
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Deaths from what?

Posted by: Lofo at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (Eicbe)

110 {{{Nurse}}}

Thank you for your encouragement and commiseration today.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (TdMsT)

111 I've always read that the Democratic party was the party of the young. Republicans are old and gray and out of touch....This is actually true, I heard this most of my life.

Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (eEWTO)

112 95 When CDC says no events of 50 people... I have to delay my user conference to fall. When they say no unessential travel. all customer training trips are cancelled until further notice. etc. I blame the insurance companies. It doesn't matter what happens paper cut or plane crash, no claim will be paid if the activity was against CDC advice. Insurance executives are shutting everything down.
Posted by: henry at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (JMDly)


What use is there for the CDC in the first place, considering what their priorities are? That is, political and not medical.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (pS94+)

113 All factories are variably-sized 3D printers. Reporters know this. Why don't you?

Snopes rates this as True. Everyone knows that the same 3d printers that print small children's toys can 3d print circuit boards, pesticides, MRI machines, cars and airplanes. Duh.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (ZCiJZ)

114 Well Gates' Event 201 recommended that sources of fake news be curtailed during a pandemic, but I doubt they meant the NYT or CNN. But let them run their mouths, because the sword is double edged as hell.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (ONvIw)

115 Military and National Guard setting up field hospitals.

Yup .. One of the Military Brass said they are prepared with Mash units when and if they are needed....

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (5bxa0)

116 To be fair, must in the media are very dumb.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (ZLI7S)

117 Something, serve the public interest, something something.


Also, broadcast license something.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (HaL55)

118 Oh lord, Mara Gay of the innumeracy problem is racism rant just quoted that stupid bit about getting supplies as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (KZzsI)

119 When CDC says no events of 50 people... I have to delay my user conference to fall. When they say no unessential travel. all customer training trips are cancelled until further notice. etc. I blame the insurance companies. It doesn't matter what happens paper cut or plane crash, no claim will be paid if the activity was against CDC advice. Insurance executives are shutting everything down.
Posted by: henry at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (JMDly)

It's not all events of 50 people, only ones that bring people form out of town. AFAIK, church services, school classes, etc. should continue absent other reasons like a high local outbreak.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (zqs/f)

120 Yes -- they flat-out LIED about the partnership with Google

And they got all their loyal toadies to share it far and wide KNOWING no one would see the truth in time

Yes, CNN should be nationalized for the public good.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 02:26 PM (vPKfA)

121 This would be the perfect opportunity to recess the senate, so Trump could fill all of his executive agency roles. I bet he would even agree not to appoint any judges as recess appointments.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 16, 2020 02:26 PM (JRaU+)

122 Colin

Wrong.. There are just as many grey haired Libs out there

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:26 PM (5bxa0)

123 One could throw up a Butler building pretty quickly. Equipping it and staffing it? That's another matter.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:26 PM (Boy/L)

124 What use is there for the CDC in the first place, considering what their priorities are? That is, political and not medical.

Unfortunately a great deal of their resources have been taken up in recent past years on racism, guns, and lots of non-disease related topics. You know, to prepare us for this kind of thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:26 PM (KZzsI)

125 China was able to build hospitals quickly, for some reason that probably has to do with efficient centralized control. This crisis will be a blessing in helping the People see the light.
Posted by: No at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (YwBBm)
~~~~~

Yeah! And as soon as they finish building they can line up to donate their organs ! So efficient.

Posted by: IrishEi on tablet at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (XOGoM)

126 What use is there for the CDC in the first place, considering what their priorities are? That is, political and not medical.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (pS94+)
++++++++++++
The CDC has apparently followed the same progression as every other agency:
- Absent
- Need identified
- Agency created
- Agency focuses on identified need
- Agency expands scope/mandate
- New scope crowds out original scope
- Agency heads lobby for more
- Agency becomes a useless political barnacle

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)

127 Abraham Lincoln deported journalists. Just sayin'.

Posted by: cornbred at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (A751K)

128 Oh lord, Mara Gay of the innumeracy problem is racism rant just quoted that stupid bit about getting supplies as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (KZzsI)
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Bloomberg could buy enough TP to give every American citizen a million rolls.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (Eicbe)

129 Wait, don't I recall that orwellian Olympics opening ceremonies bit about the NHS during the London Olympics? Thought it was a wonderful system - oh, and "centralized", too!

Must be a rumor that they can't handle this.

Sure, they've got sci-fi dystopian horrors like the Liverpool Pathway and such to "manage" their citizens' health problems, and lifespans. But surely this little mild flu issue won't tax them.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (El6T/)

130 The media want panic, fear, uncertainty and deception to gain power

And they find care how many Americans have to die for it to happen

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (vPKfA)

131 That Chinese hospital came down faster than it went up.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (YslsA)

132 Yes -- they flat-out LIED about the partnership with Google

Supposedly they called someone at Google, who was misinformed. So they ran with it instead of checking.

President says one thing
Random dude at Google says another.
What shall we do? LETS JUST PRINT WHAT RANDOM DUDE CLAIMS!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (KZzsI)

133 The CDC has apparently followed the same progression as every other agency:
- Absent
- Need identified
- Agency created
- Agency focuses on identified need
- Agency expands scope/mandate
- New scope crowds out original scope
- Agency heads lobby for more
- Agency becomes a useless political barnacle
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (hYcqw)
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You forgot the carcass-wearing.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (Eicbe)

134 Well now. That is the first time I've seen No outright admit that he is a communist.

Interesting.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (qf0sR)

135 Most factories build approximately one thing efficiently. You would have to retool and resupply to change products, provided you had the expertise.


That depends on the factory. Guys that know how to make things know how to make things, doesn't matter much what it is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (HaL55)

136
Turns out John Bolton did away with the White House Pandemic Office.

Nice going.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (pS94+)

137 "Posted by: No"

Why don't you move to China, assfuck?

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (eAZVt)

138 Put up a hospital in a few days? Just get the Yoder brothers and a bunch of other Amish guys together, tell them what you need and they'll put it up on a Saturday. You'll get a barn, but it might be a step up from that beaut that collapsed in China.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (C1Lsn)

139 What shall we do? LETS JUST PRINT WHAT RANDOM DUDE CLAIMS!!!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (KZzsI)
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Print Orangemanbad.

Posted by: Every News Agency in the US at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (Eicbe)

140 Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahk these Assholes.

Credibility. Gahn,

ForEVAH!!!!

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, gettin' suspicious... at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (wmfhQ)

141 It just gives me the impression that the Chinese are throwing up what are basically disposable buildings in weeks instead of months.

Who would want to go in one of those things?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (Qf83p)

142 I refuse to watch the news. I will not be gaslighted.

Just turn off and get your information from the CDC and your local/state government about what is going on.

Most reasonable people have tuned it out already.

Posted by: Czech Chick at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (D7HXY)

143 Still haven't decided about the staff meeting next week. It's a small company so under that 50 rule. I would like to go because I missed the one in the fall. I would only be at the office about five hours.

Thought about calling my pulmonologist for a recommendation, but figure he's busy with more important stuff. We just had one of the field techs, with a new baby, go to doing maintenance work rather than installs and trouble tickets. And there are no known cases in that area, but there are a lot of folks that travel internationally. I just hate the complications.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (JKNZq)

144 So here I am, whining again about antenna broadcast. For the past six months, interference all the time. Amazeballs, the interference clears every time JabBah duh Pritz is having a presser.

Infuriates me, and really makes me reconsider my usual attitude to Chicago politics. Many years of people telling me I was a conspiracy nut, or whatever epithet was handy, kinda informs me that I was probably right. My conspiratorial take is that Xfinity has been playing games with signals (and btw that is the reason why I did not support the transfer to digital -- too easy to interfere).

So out of 'channel not found' which I ignore, all of a sudden the miraculous appearance of the Cook County group makes me a little suspicious.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (MIKMs)

145 China built buildings rapidly, but did not have the equipment to put in them, and one collapsed on top of the patients. So... not exactly a model we should be following.

A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

146 NJ Gov Murphy... "NJARNG notified to be ready to keep order".

Posted by: BluesFish at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (/ARnS)

147 Before my mandatory retirement, we senior officers had the power to have recalcitrant members of the press tortured, shot, AND sent to the Russian Front.


The good old days.

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (2rXJS)

148
This has taught me one valuable lesson. On the totem pole of usefulness to society, journalists are at the bottom of the list.

When prioritizing allocation of scarce medical resources in any crisis, keep this in mind.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (f1Vqw)

149 What shall we do? LETS JUST PRINT WHAT RANDOM DUDE CLAIMS!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (KZzsI)

Are you sure it was a random dude? Are you sure it wasn't nothing?

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (+nx2S)

150 The world economy is doomed!
Kavanaugh is a serial rapist!
Climate Extinction!
Russia colluded with Trump!
Impeachment Now!
Corona is the Bubonic Plague!
Orgasmic market plunge: Trump's economy finally taken down!

- this evil, seditious string of MSM talking points couldn't possibly be legal, could it???

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (C3tIt)

151 97 China was able to build hospitals quickly, for some reason that probably has to do with efficient centralized control. This crisis will be a blessing in helping the People see the light.
Posted by: No at March 16, 2020 02:23 PM (YwBBm)


Agreed. We should give much more power to Trump.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (YqDXo)

152 Coffee is the only thing thats going to get me through this...well and vodka. and booze in general.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (Orx/W)

153 The media want panic, fear, uncertainty and deception to gain power

And they find care how many Americans have to die for it to happen
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 16, 2020 02:27 PM (vPKfA)
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We're already getting National Guard-enforced curfews. This doesn't "look like America", but hey, Trump didn't do it, so it's okay.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (Eicbe)

154 The CDC has apparently followed the same progression as every other agency:
- Absent
- Need identified
- Agency created
- Agency focuses on identified need
- Agency expands scope/mandate
- New scope crowds out original scope
- Agency heads lobby for more
- Agency becomes a useless political barnacle

--

Perfect progression and dead-on accurate.

As for the abysmal excuse for a media we have in America, all I feel that's left to do is pray to G*d that they face a real reckoning for all that they are and all that they're causing. My anger is off the charts.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (JoUsr)

155 93 83 They're a tool of Chinese propaganda as well as being mostly tools. Shut 'em down, make them work in the toilet paper mines.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (RD7QR)


"I am SOOO tired!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (pS94+)

Tired of praying the game!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (T1yx3)

156 A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (KZzsI)
++++++++++++
A hospital is whatever the fuck we say it is.

Posted by: Totalitarian dictators at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (hYcqw)

157
When prioritizing allocation of scarce medical resources in any crisis, keep this in mind.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (f1Vqw)

The bullet allocations, however, should be expanded ASAP.

Because they enjoy going to the range, and all

Posted by: trev006 at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (+nx2S)

158 Republicans are old and gray and out of touch....This is actually true, I heard this most of my life.
Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (eEWTO)

yeah, that's the ticket

Posted by: DNC at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (sI15f)

159 Right, I'm sure China's "hospitals" were "built" quickly.


Just stop.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (nRWPy)

160 I hope everyone on the left gets the disease and perishes forthwith.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (E+OcO)

161 I remember all the school closings, restaurants and bars closed, the media in a panic with H1N1 during the Lightbringer's reign. And there were 59,000,000 Americans infected, and 18,000 deaths.


Or maybe I dreamed it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (ptqGC)

162 Agreed. We should give much more power to Trump.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (YqDXo)

...and 12 more years.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (Orx/W)

163 >>A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.


A Chinee Hospital is mostly Melamine.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (kq+y1)

164 China built buildings rapidly, but did not have the equipment to put in them, and one collapsed on top of the patients. So... not exactly a model we should be following.

Also, China caused the problem in the first place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (YqDXo)

165 78
People are really terrified out there. AFA Gaslight Inc is concerned: Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (kgQKM)

Yep. And people were asking why buy TP for coronavirus? The panic and irrationality is worse than Chinese Lung AIDS.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (1CjJc)

166 Its pretty likely that people WILL see the light from this, to one degree or another. They'll likely see that the media blew this up ridiculously, that Trump handled it well, and we all were taking for a ride by people manipulating for political gain. How much people will learn that lesson and act properly on it, we'll see.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

167 Take out the WA state governor and the King County executive too.

742 cases, 42 deaths and they're fucking closing all bars and restaurants. Fuck all these people.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (ifmtJ)

168 155 Tired of praying the game!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (T1yx3)


I was quoting "Working in a Coal Mine."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (pS94+)

169 The line about "reporters need to be trusted" seems garbled. I think he meant we need reporters we can trust. But I hope that's not true, as if it is, we are truly fcuked.

And really, other than the open political maneuvering, they have always been like that. It has been the press's main goal to drum up hysteria, well, forever. What is actually new is the fact that they will refrain if it might push the wrong narrative.

Posted by: Eeyore at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (ZbwAu)

170 92 One of the funniest things that's going around right now is the delusion that old blue haired people love Trump, and watch Fox, while young, vibrant intelligent people are watching CNN and reading the NYT.

Nah. Young people don't patronize news of any kind. Millennials watch MSNBC and John Oliver. On Youtube. Nobody actually READS the NYT, they subscribe for the headlines and read quotes and bits on social media.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:22 PM (KZzsI)

For a while, YouTube was trying to push John Oliver onto my frontpage really, really hard.

I'm sure when I said "Not interested in this channel", I got put onto some sort of "undesirables" list...

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (vmRc0)

171 $1000 check from Milt Romley.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (E2o2V)

172 It's not all events of 50 people, only ones that bring people form out
of town. AFAIK, church services, school classes, etc. should continue
absent other reasons like a high local outbreak.


I know of three churches that have decided to go streaming only for the next few weeks to protect their older members. I can provide names if needed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (xkSJa)

173 >>742 cases, 42 deaths and they're fucking closing all bars and restaurants. Fuck all these people.


How many OD'd and/or died from Fenanyl?

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (kq+y1)

174 People are really terrified out there. AFA Gaslight Inc is concerned: Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2020 02:21 PM (kgQKM)
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Look at all they've made happen. They have to be pretty satisfied with their power to move the public.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (Eicbe)

175 Also, China caused the problem in the first place.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Also the benefit of a centralized government.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (Qf83p)

176 Republicans are old and gray and out of touch....This is actually true, I heard this most of my life.
Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (eEWTO)


Biden and Sanders are Republicans??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (YqDXo)

177 Yup .. One of the Military Brass said they are prepared with Mash units when and if they are needed....

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:25 PM (5bxa0)

So that means a real life Corporal Klinger?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (k/TB6)

178 They won't excuse trump for confusing the large conglomeration of companies that is technically Alphabet, but colloquially referred to as Google, but every enormous verbal fuckup by Biden is hand waved away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (3SJfD)

179 Just in case nobody has mentioned it, the wuflu British ship will be evacuating from Cuba. We were the other country under consideration.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (ONvIw)

180 As long as their false headline makes it out to people's twitter feeds and yahoo home pages, the damage will be done and the correction will be unknown.

Posted by: numbad at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (gJAok)

181 156
A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

++++++++++++

A hospital is whatever the fuck we say it is.

Posted by: Totalitarian dictators at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (hYcqw)

Say? Why is this hospital right next to this big ditch?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (1CjJc)

182 Posted by: notsothoreau at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (JKNZq)


I'll help you.

Don't go. If you have a pulmonologist, don't go.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (nRWPy)

183 Also the benefit of a centralized government.
Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (Qf83p)


Exactly.

More specifically, an OVER centralized government, and complicit news media.

Sounds kinda familiar, doesn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (YqDXo)

184 A chinese hospital is all ground up rhino horns, tiger viginas and baby seal testicles.

Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (gmo/4)

185 168 155 Tired of praying the game!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (T1yx3)


I was quoting "Working in a Coal Mine."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (pS94+)

"How long can this go on?"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (ifmtJ)

186 >742 cases, 42 deaths and they're fucking closing all bars and restaurants. Fuck all these people.
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That is not all.

It's still the case that 93% report "mild symptoms". Of all the people who have gotten the virus world-wide, 93% report "mild symptoms".

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (Eicbe)

187 Now that the world has to work at home, will we get higher quality trolls, or just more, low quality trolls?

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (ZCiJZ)

188 >>Turns out John Bolton did away with the White House Pandemic Office.

>>Nice going.


Not true according to Bolton. As part of the bloated NSC cutbacks which everyone here supported some staff was cut but they didn't stop monitoring pandemics which is what the media wants everyone to think.

If they had, Trump wouldn't have known to shutdown travel to and from China over a month ago.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (ZLI7S)

189 Say? Why is this hospital right next to this big ditch?


With chutes?

Exactly.

Posted by: dagny at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (nRWPy)

190 You know what the Obama Administration and its MSM acolytes told us to do during the Swine Flu epidemic? Sneeze into the sleeve of your long-sleeved shirt.

Posted by: mrp at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (Pqytn)

191 "It just gives me the impression that the Chinese are throwing up what are basically disposable buildings in weeks instead of months."

Just a week ago, a "5 star" hotel collapsed in Quanzhou. It was filled with quarantined patients.

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (eAZVt)

192 I was quoting "Working in a Coal Mine."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (pS94+)
++++++++++++++++++
Anyone but me remember the late-90s Walmart ad that riffed on that track?

https://youtu.be/RxdGaf2SbhI

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (hYcqw)

193 NJ Gov Murphy... "NJARNG notified to be ready to keep order".

--

Would it not be prudent to first have signs that show a breakdown in society is really happening before even talking about the National Guard? They are really wanting things to breakdown, aren't they? It sure seems that way, as they are clearly making sure that gasoline is being thrown on the fire of panic.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (JoUsr)

194 >>A chinese hospital is all ground up rhino horns, tiger viginas and baby seal testicles.


That's the Pharmacy.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (kq+y1)

195 173 >>742 cases, 42 deaths and they're fucking closing all bars and restaurants. Fuck all these people.


How many OD'd and/or died from Fenanyl?
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (kq+y1)

Not. Enough.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (ifmtJ)

196 Do they seriously believe we will be needing a million or more respirators? Do other Countries have them? I mean I saw the latest data on those who died here and 99.9% were either over 65 or in bad medical situations

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (5bxa0)

197 I think I'll make that bumper sticker.

"Trump! 12 more years!"

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (Orx/W)

198 What use is there for the CDC in the first place, considering what their priorities are? That is, political and not medical.
_____________

That's one of the things that needs to change after this debacle.

The CDC's one job was supposed to be addressing disease epidemics. They've had billions of tax dollars thrown at them, and instead of doing their one job, they've wasted enormous amounts of money and other resources on bullshit "social justice" crap like gun control and obesity and playground equipment.

Congress needs to get off its collective ass and re-write the enabling law to force the CDC to do the one damn job it was created to do -- and nothing else.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (k4dH2)

199 Even without the rest of the quote, I read that as hey the Feds are trying to get stuff but you can get stuff too.

My God, this is ridiculous.

Boss is going to be 79 next month. He's pretty much not going to come into the office for the next week or so, which is fine because we can email stuff and we can call him. Co-worker has health challenges as well so we decided that I'll be the point person for dealing with the public.

I've pretty much talked Mommy and Dad into not going to large gatherings and we're fighting about letting me do the shopping for them.

But all of this is INSANE.

Down here they just continued all court dates for a month. City Hall is more or less closed except for emergencies.

I just read that Mittens wants to send everyone in the US a grand.

What the ever loving fuck is going on?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

200 IIRC a number of years somebody contaminated a bottle of Tylenol. The company responded by taking all of that product off the shelves.

The only way the media ever regains credibility is by taking all their present product of the shelves--firing everybody.
But they don'e seem concerned about credibility.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

201 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Killmenow
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (JHjPS)


I'm told you have a great rack.

We will not be honoring your request as you must be preserved for the betterment of humanity.

Posted by: Sponge at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (Zz0t1)

202 A chinese hospital is all ground up rhino horns, tiger viginas and baby seal testicles.

But enough about the contents of your cough medicine from Beijing

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (KZzsI)

203 Math Is Hard: Bernie's Press Secretary Says 500 Million Americans Go Bankrupt Each Year

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Boy/L)

204 JJ, so what? What would the "pandemic office" do that hasn't/isn't being done? The guy who ran it for a year up to the time it was disbanded has commented on this.

If that office still existed, very unlikely that it would be anything more than one more guy at the twice-daily staff meetings. The substantive input would come from CDC and HHS anyway, as it did when the office existed.

Only public bits of evidence we have so far are that Trump moved *faster* than CDC wanted on certain aspects, including the biggie, barring admissions from China. What would the "pandemic office" have done to change anything?

NSC was not intended to replicate the entire national security agency infrastructure - but of course over the years it started to. O'Brien's taking a machete to it now, long over-due. Bolton most likely made a sound move in abolishing it.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (El6T/)

205
Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing
ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so
stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)

===
Having 35 years of manufacturing experience, THIS IS BULLSHIT. Spoken by a person that knows little about manufacturing or much else.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (pw+jk)

206 A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (KZzsI)


The military does a great job with tent hospitals. ORs and everything.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (3SJfD)

207 I know of three churches that have decided to go
streaming only for the next few weeks to protect their older members. I
can provide names if needed.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (xkSJa)


That's already happened in Savannah. The elderly are absolutely terrified to leave their homes.

We had thirty members in attendance Sunday, and will offer live-streaming only beginning this weekend.


And Savannah and Chatham County don't have a single case of the virus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (ptqGC)

208

I know everyone keeps saying this, but bare minimum, take CNN out of the airports.

That will hurt them and/or make the left increase money infusions, just like the NYTimes needs.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (vEIlU)

209 >>What the ever loving fuck is going on?


The Squirrels are trying to collapse the economy.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (kq+y1)

210 Math Is Hard: Bernie's Press Secretary Says 500 Million Americans Go Bankrupt Each Year
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Boy/L)
---
Half of us go bankrupt again.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Eicbe)

211 Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahk these Assholes.



Credibility. Gahn,



ForEVAH!!!!

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, gettin' suspicious... at March 16, 2020 02:28 PM (wmfhQ)

Ok, who let the Masshole in?

Posted by: Timon at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (dKm4U)

212 So that means a real life Corporal Klinger?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 16, 2020 02:32 PM (k/TB6)

HELLO, SAILOR!

-Chelsea Manning

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (j3npP)

213 Has anybody in the media been infected?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

214 Latest lie is a Whopper: that our immune system CAN'T FIGHT this disease!!!

No idea where THAT crap got started

Posted by: Beverly at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (c+cy3)

215 What the ever loving fuck is going on?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

Dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (ifmtJ)

216 For a while, YouTube was trying to push John Oliver onto my frontpage really, really hard.

I'm sure when I said "Not interested in this channel", I got put onto some sort of "undesirables" list...
Posted by: Allie


My Twit feed has had Korean pop music in the 'trends' column for months. I started clicking the 'this trend is spam' button on them to get rid of them.

The day after, the 'trend' column started feeding Turkish gobblytygook. I laughed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (vM2os)

217 What the ever loving fuck is going on?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)
+++++++++++++
Three parts mania and four parts power grab.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (hYcqw)

218 Air National Guard?

By all means, strafe Paterson, right in the middle of the Adhan.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (e284m)

219 204 Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (El6T/)


It's the optics of the thing. Especially in light of Bolton being the Democrats' hero during shampeachment.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (pS94+)

220 We're from the government, and where here to help.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (E2o2V)

221 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing
ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so
stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)


Absolutely. You just change the raw materials going in the front of the machine, adjust a couple two-tree dials, and viola ventilators come out the back!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (3SJfD)

222 Has anybody in the media been infected?

CBS has apparently gotten hit hard.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (Boy/L)

223 I just read that Mittens wants to send everyone in the US a grand.

What the ever loving fuck is going on?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)
----------------

Panic coupled with a complete loss of common sense.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (ARm/c)

224 "I am SOOO tired!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzAucMOE0s

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (/OW4q)

225 "Manufactured Panic," is the best description for what's happening.

The manufactured Russia nonsense didn't work.

The manufactured Ukraine nonsense didn't work.

Now the same crooks are pulling out all the stops with this Manufactured Panic.

Posted by: davidt at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (l3+k2)

226 heh Blanco Basura!

I wonder what Papa Basura would say about the WuFlu?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (j3npP)

227 Super conservative senator Cotton is readying a bill to give cash out to people.


JFC

Posted by: Ugh at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (tA3tM)

228 221 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing
ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so
stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)


Absolutely. You just change the raw materials going in the front of the machine, adjust a couple two-tree dials, and viola ventilators come out the back!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (3SJfD)

Naturally this whole thing goes sideways if they forget to reverse the batteries.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (Zm+LZ)

229 The CDC got a little sidetracked by obsessing over guns, racism, and fat people. The real diseases had to take a back seat. Nothing more money will not fix.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (pw+jk)

230 Three parts mania and four parts power grab.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (hYcqw)

This.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (Orx/W)

231 >>> I was quoting "Working in a Coal Mine."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March

Yeah, I still can't help hearing lili von shtupp when I see those words.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (+FPkr)

232 "Having 35 years of manufacturing experience, THIS IS BULLSHIT. Spoken by a person that knows little about manufacturing or much else."

I can't believe that poster you're replying to was really serious. Or were they?

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (eAZVt)

233
Would it not be prudent to first have signs that show a breakdown in
society is really happening before even talking about the National
Guard? They are really wanting things to breakdown, aren't they?
It sure seems that way, as they are clearly making sure that gasoline
is being thrown on the fire of panic.


Things breaking down is what they need to start confiscating firearms in the name of "restoring public order". Then the real totalitarian shit starts.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (xkSJa)

234

Human vaccine trial began today in Seattle.

Sweet.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (vEIlU)

235 The government grants licenses to corporations for certain spectrum. 'For the common good' or some language.

Be a shame if ABC ,NBC, CBS had their licences yanked and given to another corporation.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (UYvk0)

236

Who's Tom Brady playing for?

Whose?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (fyOvJ)

237 Has anybody in the media been infected?
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Uu+Jp)
---
All of them--oh! You mean Covid-19!

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (Eicbe)

238 A pair of squirrels are mating on a tree branch outside my kitchen window.

They're more informative and entertaining than CNN.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (ptqGC)

239 Well, if you really want to get depressed, read the responses to the lying liar Julie Bosman's Tweet.

And that's why they do this. Because weak-minded sheeple believe every word of the lying MFM that lied about Russia, lied about Ukraine, lied about Charlottsville, lied about the Covington Kids, lied about Kavanaugh...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (KxVoZ)

240
I had to take my 92 yr old father to the ER last night again. That bladder infection he's got flared up again -- well that's what they thought. White blood count was sky high, but the latest is they can't get a culture of anything.

But anyway, I asked them about corona. THey're all just as gobsmacked by all the panic as we are. Said the're no cases around here in their sphere of influence they know about, nothing that would warrant the panic we're seeing.

They said the only problem they're having is blithering idiots coming in (to the ER!) who think they have corona and are demanding to be tested. THey have the sniffles (or even fake the sniffles) and think they have corona.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (f1Vqw)

241 13
Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing
ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so
stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)

___________


Back in my software engineering days, I used to explain to customers whose business was a mismatch with our functionality that the sales people were like somebody who just sold cars to someone needing planets -- they'd triumphantly return to we engineers and, after we complained that our software didn't do what the customer needed, say "You can just slap some wings on that baby and make it fly!"

Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (hdWL0)

242 Wonder if Mitt ever offered to give every single one of his employees and their spouses, and their kids a thousand dollars of his own money when times got tough?

No. Indeed he did not.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (JRaU+)

243 Apparently stupidity is also a pandemic.

Wait - I'm curve fitting our data to the French model - and I'm tracking the number of strains using the internet.

We're all gonna' die.

Posted by: Man is not a Sane Animal at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (shN6a)

244
That's already happened in Savannah. The elderly are absolutely terrified to leave their homes.

We had thirty members in attendance Sunday, and will offer live-streaming only beginning this weekend.


And Savannah and Chatham County don't have a single case of the virus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (ptqGC)


We have I think 6 cases in our county.

Our church has three morning services and all but one were cancelled on Sunday. That was livestreamed but our church has been livestreaming for years.

I was a bad daughter and told Mommy and Dad that, no, I was not coming to their house at 9:00 a.m. to set up everything so they could see the 9:15 a.m. streaming service.

Am awful.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (mf5HN)

245 224 "I am SOOO tired!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzAucMOE0s
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (/OW4q)


Exactly!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (pS94+)

246 Romney - 'We're sending you each a thousand dollars but there's noting to buy with it"

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (e284m)

247 Fucking squirrels.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (Qf83p)

248 Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (E2o2V)

249 247
Fucking squirrels.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (Qf83p)

Word.

Posted by: Fucking Otters at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (Orx/W)

250 Has Trump been impeached yet?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (5bxa0)

251 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.


https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz

Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)

252 All Mutt ever gave his employees was cancer-rays.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (KxVoZ)

253 Has anybody in the media been infected?

CBS has apparently gotten hit hard.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

==

really? she asked hopefully

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (G546f)

254 Math Is Hard: Bernie's Press Secretary Says 500 Million Americans Go Bankrupt Each Year


Progs are innumerate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (HaL55)

255 248
Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (E2o2V)
General Welfare clause. It does everything.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (e284m)

256 A chinese hospital is all ground up rhino horns, tiger viginas and baby seal testicles.

Don't forget the last albino female giraffe and her calf. The poachers who killed them probably did it to fill an order from some Chinese dickhead.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (9t0Zz)

257 Fucking squirrels.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (Qf83p)


Oh, eleven. Bestiality is bad.

Be better.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (ptqGC)

258 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (CqE5x)

259 The office next to mine has all employees in there, but have locked their doors and wouldn't open the door for me. This is an insurance company. They KNOW me.

I had their misboxed mail and as a courtesy, was delivering it to them. I wish I wasn't already annoyed at people about the bubonic panic, because they just lost my respect. All of them.


Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (sI15f)

260 221 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing

ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so

stupid they would have ordered this done already.





Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)





Absolutely. You just change the raw materials going in the front of
the machine, adjust a couple two-tree dials, and viola ventilators come
out the back!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (3SJfD)



Naturally this whole thing goes sideways if they forget to reverse the batteries.

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (Zm+LZ)

===============================
Absolutely correct. Manufacturing is just as easy to understand as farming!!!!

Posted by: "Short Round" Mike at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (Pqytn)

261 really? she asked hopefully

Sunday Morning was apparently a repeat-fest this week with a skeleton crew.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (Boy/L)

262 "Progs are innumerate."

This allows them to believe in socialism.

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (eAZVt)

263 Apparently some other Hollywood twit has it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (3SJfD)

264 strike one..you lose a thumb

Posted by: x at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (nFwvY)

265 This is just unacceptable, I'm sorry. We're at the equivalent of full scale war and reporters need to be trusted. Worse, if they are trusted, they can't be abusing that privilege.

You can trust them once you realize they're the enemy. Wake up, dunce, they're shooting you in the back for a reason.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (Wd55D)

266 250 Has Trump been impeached yet?

My insane liberal sister wants him impeached because "He started the panic." I told her to STFU and put my mom on the line. I was calling for her anyway.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (KxVoZ)

267 255
248

Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?



Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (E2o2V)
And besides there's that penis umbrella thing the Constitution has that lurks in the shadows of almost every sentence.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (e284m)

268 213 Has anybody in the media been infected?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

I'm going with garrett's response above to another question...

Not enough.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (cF8AT)

269 >>What is the media's obsession with ventilators?


A LOT OF KIDS HAVE ASTHMA!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (kq+y1)

270 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.

https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz
Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)
++++++++++++++
At least she's cute. She better hope someone "wifes her up" toot sweet, 'cause she ain't gonna have no value at all before too long.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (hYcqw)

271 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.


https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz
Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)
---------------

Generation Tide Pod strikes again?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (ARm/c)

272 You know damned well that the two weeks build on the Chinese 'hospital' was cracker box. From slab up.

Posted by: torabora at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (uSgNb)

273 119
It's not all events of 50 people, only ones that bring people form
out of town. AFAIK, church services, school classes, etc. should
continue absent other reasons like a high local outbreak.


oddly enough, overheard some folks chatting here at the office. turns out a big cause of the run on our grocery stores is folks coming up here from antelope valley, because the folks from l.a. are dashing up to antelope valley to buy up all *their* groceries.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (sGtp+)

274 246
Romney - 'We're sending you each a thousand dollars but there's noting to buy with it"



Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (e284m)
Can you send it in all $1 bills? Can't find TP out here.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (1CjJc)

275 "Progs are innumerate."
---
They prefer Science to Math.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Eicbe)

276 256 A chinese hospital is all ground up rhino horns, tiger viginas and baby seal testicles.

Don't forget the last albino female giraffe and her calf. The poachers who killed them probably did it to fill an order from some Chinese dickhead.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (9t0Zz)

Aren't albinos simply a mutation that occurs randomly?

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Zm+LZ)

277 Naturally this whole thing goes sideways if they forget to reverse the batteries.

Courtesy of my comic book PhD, I know that one only has to reverse the polarity on the transistors.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Boy/L)

278 I got the rockin' pneumonia,
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I'm rollin' arthritis
Sittin' down by the rhythm review

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (+y/Ru)

279 Doesn't Paul Krugman own a widget factory?

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (2Mnv1)

280 Having 35 years of manufacturing experience, THIS IS BULLSHIT. Spoken by a person that knows little about manufacturing or much else.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (pw+jk)

It's amazing that people think it's such a snap to make medical equipment from refrigerator components.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (ONvIw)

281 I wonder what Papa Basura would say about the WuFlu?

I could probably cobble together something that would sound like him, but we really don't need that kind of racist crap on here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (xkSJa)

282
I had their misboxed mail and as a courtesy, was delivering it to them. I wish I wasn't already annoyed at people about the bubonic panic, because they just lost my respect. All of them.


Posted by: Miss Issippi at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (sI15f)



Dumpster.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (3SJfD)

283 Apparently some other Hollywood twit has it.

I think I know what you're talking about, and you're right.

Posted by: Andrew Gillum at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Wd55D)

284 Human vaccine trial began today in Seattle.



Sweet.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (vEIlU)

Isn't this the plot of I am Legend?


Posted by: Archer at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (gmo/4)

285 Things breaking down is what they need to start confiscating firearms in the name of "restoring public order".

A couple of mayors have declared that gun sales are suspended. During a panic. I mean, why would anyone want self defense now?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (KZzsI)

286 Oh sorry...it was Mark Andrew Edwards' response....

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (cF8AT)

287 What do you do when Trump hating Univision conducts a poll of FL and it shows him beating Biden?


See nic.

Posted by: LOL at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (tA3tM)

288 This is all easy for you non-coders, complaining about what our stuff does when YOU don't even do proper maintenance every 3000 hours to replace the loop belts and the bit oil.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (e284m)

289 >>Aren't albinos simply a mutation that occurs randomly?


Yes. But people go batshit crazy when you shoot one.

First Nations people worship them, I think.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (kq+y1)

290 Yeah, this is all Trumps fault... He went to China and created a virus, then made sure to bring it here to tank the economy so Biden could get elected

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (5bxa0)

291 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?

--

How else can they scare the s*** out of the public without inducing an image of people hooked up to ventilators and bleeping machines, as their last breathes hang in the balance. Because of Trump.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (JoUsr)

292 Luther tested positive

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (vEIlU)

293 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (CqE5x)
+++++++++++++++
It's perfect.

If people go into severe respiratory distress, which is somewhat likely for elderly cases, they need ventilators. Ventilators are scarce because most hospitalizations won't require them. If we run out (e.g., they're all in use), then people will die waiting for care. There is also little that can be done short-term about it, which makes it a nice cudgel they can use for a while.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (hYcqw)

294 We have I think 6 cases in our county.

Our church has three morning services and all but one were cancelled on Sunday. That was livestreamed but our church has been livestreaming for years.

I was a bad daughter and told Mommy and Dad that, no, I was not coming to their house at 9:00 a.m. to set up everything so they could see the 9:15 a.m. streaming service.

Am awful.

Posted by: alexthechick


We have zero cases. Stores look like the gulf coast with an impending hurricane.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (PRK75)

295 JJ my response on that is unchanging.

"Optics" are part of the job, handling them, that is.

The "press" says something stupid, distorts something, you respond with 1,000 times the force and energy, and you don't relent. You lay out the actual facts, and aggressively attack them to respond to *your* explanation.

Of course this is rarely done - even by this administration - but it's 100% the fault of the target, not the idiot press, for whom this is now SOP.

The collapse of public information and literacy in the country is partly the fault of the adults who for decades have simply refused to do the work to debunk, educate, and demonize. "Enemy of the people" and "fake news" mostly only entertains the already-sentient. Detailed dismantling of lies and distortion take some work, but so do all things worthwhile.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (El6T/)

296 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.

https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz
Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)


Darwin nods.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

297 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?
Posted by: JoeF. at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (CqE5x)
-------------

Because it's a multi-syllabic word they can say in order to sound smart for the rubes?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (ARm/c)

298 A couple of mayors have declared that gun sales are suspended. During a panic. I mean, why would anyone want self defense now?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (KZzsI)

What do gun sales have to do with this? Is someone afraid of getting shot with an infected bullet?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

299 248
Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?

interstate commerce clause. 'cause if everybody's sick, ain't no interstate commerce.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (sGtp+)

300
It's amazing that people think it's such a snap to make medical equipment from refrigerator components.
Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (ONvIw)


But WWII! Those car factories started making airplanes! And car tire factories started making airplane tires! And brass stamping factories started making bullet casings!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (3SJfD)

301 The NYT went full retard when they were bought by that crypto-narco Mexican oligarch. They ain't coming back.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (6/uwW)

302 Courtesy of my comic book PhD, I know that one only has to reverse the polarity on the transistors.

They'll let the magic smoke out if you do that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (xkSJa)

303 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.



https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz

Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)


I wonder how many times this useless twit has said, "Okay, Boomer"?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (ptqGC)

304 What do you do when Trump hating Univision conducts a poll of FL and it shows him beating Biden?

There is a persistent myth that Joe Biden is wildly popular. I'm not sure what this myth is based on.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (Boy/L)

305 Back in my software engineering days, I used to
explain to customers whose business was a mismatch with our
functionality that the sales people were like somebody who just sold
cars to someone needing planets -- they'd triumphantly return to we
engineers and, after we complained that our software didn't do what the
customer needed, say "You can just slap some wings on that baby and make
it fly!"


Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2020 02:38 PM (hdWL0)

===
I was doing some consulting work for a medical camera manufacturer in the mid 80s. Their chief engineer and I went out with their sales manager for some sales calls.
At one place the guys came up with this product for us to design and the sales guy goes "WE CAN DO THAT!!" Then he remembers we are there and turns to us and says "Can't we?" Both of us shake our heads and say NO.
That is what sales people do in the field.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (pw+jk)

306 199 Even without the rest of the quote, I read that as hey the Feds are trying to get stuff but you can get stuff too.

My God, this is ridiculous.

Boss is going to be 79 next month. He's pretty much not going to come into the office for the next week or so, which is fine because we can email stuff and we can call him. Co-worker has health challenges as well so we decided that I'll be the point person for dealing with the public.

I've pretty much talked Mommy and Dad into not going to large gatherings and we're fighting about letting me do the shopping for them.

But all of this is INSANE.

Down here they just continued all court dates for a month. City Hall is more or less closed except for emergencies.

I just read that Mittens wants to send everyone in the US a grand.

What the ever loving fuck is going on?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

"Never let a crisis go to waste"

Even if they have to make one up out of whole cloth.

Posted by: Allie at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (vmRc0)

307
>>What is the media's obsession with ventilators?


Ventilators are today's fucking MAGUFFIN.

Last week the MAGUFFIN was "tests."

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (fyOvJ)

308 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?

Because the media need to be ventilated.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

309 I just read that Mittens wants to send everyone in the US a grand.

It's hilarious how the Libertarian "compromise" version of UBI (let's eliminate all gov't social programs and just give everyone a 'basic income' because it'll be less money, less gov't intrusion, and we can get rid of a crap-ton of gov't agencies) has become "let's write everyone a check ON TOP OF everything else the gov't does."

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (9t0Zz)

310 The government grants licenses to corporations for certain spectrum. 'For the common good' or some language.

Be a shame if ABC ,NBC, CBS had their licences yanked and given to another corporation.
Posted by: Tonic Dog at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (UYvk0)


But that would require action, not just talk. And as much as I love PDT, I'm more and more convinced that on this issue at least, he's nothing but hot air. He has the perfect opportunity to squash the MFM for disseminating propaganda from an enemy power, inciting fear and publishing known lies. But nothing is being done and nothing will be done.

Yes, I know the president as a lot on his plate. Yes, I know this is a fight he may not want to have. But if not now, when the "enemy of the people" is so blatantly trying to undermine the governance of the United States, then when?

The enemedia is lucky - damned lucky - that pissed off people like me do not have terminal illnesses, access to weapons and a 'what-have-I-got-to-lose?' attitude.

Go ahead - convince me I am wrong.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (2JVJo)

311 What do gun sales have to do with this? Is someone afraid of getting shot with an infected bullet?

Shooting people for their stash of toilet paper?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (5bxa0)

312 263 Apparently some other Hollywood twit has it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (3SJfD)

I saw the British guy from 'Luther' has it.

https://tinyurl.com/yxypuzro

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (cF8AT)

313 286 Oh sorry...it was Mark Andrew Edwards' response....
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (cF8AT)

What I do?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (ifmtJ)

314 GAH! City of Denver has ordered suspension of in-restaurant dining for eight weeks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (hYcqw)

315 181 156
A hospital is more than a buncha drywall and concrete.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

++++++++++++

A hospital is whatever the fuck we say it is.

Posted by: Totalitarian dictators at March 16, 2020 02:30 PM (hYcqw)

Say? Why is this hospital right next to this big ditch?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:33 PM (1CjJc)

-----

Say, why is this hospital just a wall with no doors?

Posted by: cornbred at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (A751K)

316


All Fake News is now is one FAKE MAGUFFIN after another.


Somebody tweet that; it's a gem.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (fyOvJ)

317 Closing the churches? O ye of little faith.

Posted by: Fear not at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (WX+x0)

318

Been talking to a lot of my family all day.

The question is...

Is this collusion between the Dems (IA's) and China?
Or, just China's retribution?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (vEIlU)

319 Black ventilators with a handle that goes up.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (E2o2V)

320
IIRC a number of years somebody contaminated a bottle of Tylenol. The company responded by taking all of that product off the shelves.

The only way the media ever regains credibility is by taking all their present product of the shelves--firing everybody.
But they don'e seem concerned about credibility.
Posted by: Northernlurker


First they have to acknowledge that there is a problem other than the "problem" of the existence of deplorables.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (aKsyK)

321 "Manufactured Panic," is the best description for what's happening.


I prefer "acts of war".
It's biological and economic warfare.

The only thing that Chicoms and the CorporateMSMLeftists are not doing is shooting.


Yet.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (RxDQk)

322 Human vaccine trial began today in Seattle.


They've been paying people $4500 to do trials in the UK IIRC.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (ZCiJZ)

323 No firearms purchases during the emergency.
Ah, can't you see it now.

There's a public panic.
A crowd of lunatics is rushing your way.
You dash into the nearest gun store.
hmmm hmmmm hmmmmm

Fill out the proper forms.
Wait for them to contact the 'background check' system.
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm - why not check out the red dot sights as long as you're waiting.
Oh, we have a sale on concealed holsters today, everything 25% off.
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmmmm


CRASH!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (e284m)

324 If people go into severe respiratory distress, which is somewhat likely for elderly cases, they need ventilators. Ventilators are scarce because most hospitalizations won't require them. If we run out (e.g., they're all in use), then people will die waiting for care. There is also little that can be done short-term about it, which makes it a nice cudgel they can use for a while.
Posted by: Joe Mannix



Why didn't they panic when 34,000 died during the 2018-2019 flu season? I'm sure they needed more than the 60 cases so far.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (PRK75)

325 Two words for anyone who thinks Gaylord's brain trust would be handling this better:

"Obamacare website".


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (tLWGd)

326 Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (El6T/)

What he said.

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (DU2N9)

327 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?
---
Because if we have a shortage, that's on Trump (in their thinking).

Even Tucker acted like it's a reasonable expectation to expect that your government should not fall short in a "worst case scenario".

I just shook my head.

Scarcity, economic-illiterates, it's what economics is about. It's a fact of life. It can't just be wished away. It can't just be SHOULD-HAVE-ed away.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (Eicbe)

328 Absolutely correct. Manufacturing is just as easy to understand as farming!!!!


You just dig a hole in the ground, put a half-million-dollar CNC machine in it and up sprouts a new Lexus.

Easy peasy. I could show anybody how to do it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (HaL55)

329 Life support equipment designed and manufactured in one big hurry by The Prince of Darkness (Lucas).

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (RuIsu)

330

Oh look, I just got the Jesus 'ment!

(316)

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (fyOvJ)

331 What country has the highest death rate?
Italy

What is the average mortality age?
81,5

What is the ethnic group in Italy with the highest mortality rate?
Chinese

Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (I46zv)

332 NJ Gov Murphy... "NJARNG notified to be ready to keep order".
Posted by: BluesFish at March 16, 2020 02:29 PM (/ARnS)


This morning I said within 2 weeks.

At this rate, we'll be under martial law by Friday.

And people will happily go along.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (2JVJo)

333 Media; "HOW COULD BARS AND RESTAURANTS NOT BE ORDERED CLOSED!! CROWDS KILL!!!!"

Same Media: "Let's induce panic and have everyone crowded into supermarkets, Walmarts, and Targets!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (qAR6u)

334 I can see CoVid-19!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (kq+y1)

335
Generation Tide Pod strikes again?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:41 PM (ARm/c)


Yes, I fear we might be outnumbered.

Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (8k7U7)

336 But WWII! Those car factories started making airplanes!

-
The Volkswagen Rabid Rabbit was the terror of the skies!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (+y/Ru)

337 What I do?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



You know.

Posted by: Chicks at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (Qf83p)

338 twenty, twenty, twenty four hours to go
I want to be ventilated

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (ZLI7S)

339 What do gun sales have to do with this? Is someone afraid of getting shot with an infected bullet?

While a bullet will ventilate you, it's the wrong kind of ventilator.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (xkSJa)

340 308 What is the media's obsession with ventilators?

Because the media need to be ventilated.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (YqDXo)


Because we are going to run out. Doctors will be in the ethical dilemma of watching a 40 year old mother die of respiratory failure or pulling an 80 year old off his vent to save her.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (3SJfD)

341 Been talking to a lot of my family all day.

The question is...

Is this collusion between the Dems (IA's) and China?
Or, just China's retribution?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (PRK75)

342 "Factories can easily changed from producing widgets
to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence
weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)"
Sarcasm. Sigh...

Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (MxEKc)

343 I read about the guy who was arrested for stealing one single roll of ultra-cheapo, recycled-paper TP out of someone's truck.

Look, I know, you cannot invade a person's property and steal from them.

But, man. I read that and said, given the facts, that was a person who was truly desperate.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (KxVoZ)

344 GAH! City of Denver has ordered suspension of in-restaurant dining for eight weeks.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (hYcqw)
---
Michigan's got a complete ban on it.

Herr Vitmer.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (Eicbe)

345 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (2JVJo)

You're not wrong.

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (DU2N9)

346 I own DC right now.


Trillions in spending and bailouts is coming.

Posted by: Pelosi at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (tA3tM)

347 Aren't albinos simply a mutation that occurs randomly?

Yes. I used the wrong word. These were actual white giraffes, not albinos.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (9t0Zz)

348 Why didn't they panic when 34,000 died during the 2018-2019 flu season? I'm sure they needed more than the 60 cases so far.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (PRK75)
++++++++++++
They still had Russia as a cudgel at that point.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (hYcqw)

349 209 >>What the ever loving fuck is going on?


The Squirrels are trying to collapse the economy.
Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2020 02:35 PM (kq+y1)

Bah. My plan from here on out is to grow out my beard and subsist on squirrels and moonshine. That'll teach the little bastards.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (RD7QR)

350 We can 3D print vents, but Trump has forbidden the government to release the plans! Probably.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (3SJfD)

351 No firearms purchases during the emergency.

-
You toilet paper or your life!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (+y/Ru)

352 Italy has the highest Chinese population in Europe.

Posted by: Braenyard - Bernie says, work longer, harder , earn credits for more free stuff at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (I46zv)

353 You just dig a hole in the ground, put a half-million-dollar CNC machine in it and up sprouts a new Lexus.

Easy peasy. I could show anybody how to do it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (HaL55)
-----------

Snort.

Having worked in manufacturing, this is funny.

Be careful, though. Tool heads don't like it when you try to move them to their next position through the work piece.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (ARm/c)

354 >>> Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?
Posted by: Boss Moss a


IKR. They throw out a statement regarding 50 people congregating (Which I understand from the perspective of what will help reduce the spread. But why 50? Why not 25? Or 5 for that matter) and the economy takes a massive hit and people's lives are disrupted to an incalculable degree. They don't consider the long term economic trade off for the American people. And they are not answerable to the public. Heck, why don't they come out at the beginning of every flu season and recommend limiting groups of 50 or more? I mean, if it's for our health. Ugh!

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (+FPkr)

355 I read about the guy who was arrested for stealing one single roll of ultra-cheapo, recycled-paper TP out of someone's truck.

Look, I know, you cannot invade a person's property and steal from them.

But, man. I read that and said, given the facts, that was a person who was truly desperate.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


Remember folks:

Leaves of three = Indian TP

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (PRK75)

356 248

Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?



Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (E2o2V)
General Welfare clause. It does everything.



Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (e284m)

===
Wrong, Commerce Clause.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (pw+jk)

357 Scarcity, economic-illiterates, it's what
economics is about. It's a fact of life. It can't just be wished away.
It can't just be SHOULD-HAVE-ed away.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (Eicbe)

If I am gonna should-have some stuff, I am eyeing Kate Upton.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (1CjJc)

358 What a great time to turn 65....

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (FTlwv)

359 Same Media: "Let's induce panic and have everyone crowded into supermarkets, Walmarts, and Targets!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (qAR6u)
---
And THEN, let's stand up Steve Mnuchin about the crappy economy he's going to have after the Dems around the nation succeed in suspending most economic activity.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (Eicbe)

360 336
But WWII! Those car factories started making airplanes!



-

The Volkswagen Rabid Rabbit was the terror of the skies!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (+y/Ru)
Sure, December 8th. Just ask the guys on Bataan and Corregidor.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (e284m)

361 "Factories can easily changed from producing widgets
to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence
weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.


Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)"
Sarcasm. Sigh...



Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (MxEKc)
------------------------------

In George Jetson's world, yes, you just change around the order of the buttons and then, you press The Button! Voila!

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (oGBso)

362 Licking an airplane toilet seat...SMH Hey, make your challenge really count. Lick a rest area toilet seat, then post about it on social media to "challenge" your friends!

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (JoUsr)

363 Luther tested positive

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:43 PM (vEIlU)


Atta boy, Luther!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (Um89f)

364
Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:48 PM (9t0Zz)

348 Why didn't they panic when 34,000 died during the 2018-2019 flu season? I'm sure they needed more than the 60 cases so far.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (PRK75)


Because the flu season lasted months, and is an expected, mostly predictable thing. COVID is just getting started, but we can see where it is going.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (3SJfD)

365 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.

https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz
Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)

Cute or not, who is gonna kiss that mouth now?

Posted by: Actually inside the Beltway at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (Rs1MW)

366 356 248

Which part of the Constitution created the CDC?



Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (E2o2V)
General Welfare clause. It does everything.



Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:40 PM (e284m)

===
Wrong, Commerce Clause.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (pw+jk)

Together they combine together to form Voltron!

Posted by: Someguy at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (Zm+LZ)

367 Wrong, Commerce Clause.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (pw+jk)
See! Twice as many places!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (e284m)

368 > Be a shame if ABC ,NBC, CBS had their licences yanked

Networks don't have "licenses" (outside of a very few network-owned stations). The licenses belong to the local affiliate stations.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (tLWGd)

369 Life support equipment designed and manufactured in one big hurry by The Prince of Darkness (Lucas).

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (RuIsu)

====
Having owned an XK-140 decades ago, that always makes me chuckle and cringe.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (pw+jk)

370 IKR. They throw out a statement regarding 50 people congregating (Which I understand from the perspective of what will help reduce the spread. But why 50? Why not 25?

Or 5 for that matter)



Because the fourth kid in a family of six if fucked.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (PRK75)

371 I just read that Mittens wants to send everyone in the US a grand.

-
Severe conservative!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (+y/Ru)

372 Supply Chain Powers ACTIVATE!

Posted by: Constitution Man at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (e284m)

373 COVID is just getting started, but we can see where it is going.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:50 PM (3SJfD)

We can?

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (DU2N9)

374 But WWII! Those car factories started making airplanes! And car tire factories started making airplane tires! And brass stamping factories started making bullet casings!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (3SJfD)

In just a few days!!!
But seriously, I have not read about hospitals being unable to purchase ventilators.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (ONvIw)

375 Leaves of three might leave a rash on your boo-tee.

You want a broader leaf like maples, oaks, those big ass magnolia leaves, stuff like that. No skinny-ass willow leaves or bitty little birch leaves. And evergreens, don't even think about it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (KxVoZ)

376 Just learned that Cat Fancier's Association has cancelled all cat shows until the end of May due to Coronavirus. Wow!

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (zqs/f)

377 In George Jetson's world, yes, you just change around the order of the buttons and then, you press The Button! Voila!
Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 02:49 PM (oGBso)
---
Ooba dooba.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (Eicbe)

378 Isn't pneumonia and respiratory failure also a major factor in flu deaths? Haven't we been equipped to deal with those number of significant flu cases that happen each year? Wouldn't regular flu cases be down in conjunction with the current fight against the Beer Flu?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (4lzWT)

379 Be careful, though. Tool heads don't like it when you try to move them to their next position through the work piece.


No kidding. They make an expensive noise.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (HaL55)

380 Absolutely. You just change the raw materials going
in the front of the machine, adjust a couple two-tree dials, and viola
ventilators come out the back!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:36 PM (3SJfD)


Good, they can build me a death star with little effort.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (9Om/r)

381 313 286 Oh sorry...it was Mark Andrew Edwards' response....
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (cF8AT)

What I do?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (ifmtJ)

I credited garret for your 'Not Enough' response when Northern Lurker asked if any media people had the virus. But it was you not garret that said that....I was correctly myself and this is all very confusing so...nevermind.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (cF8AT)

382 Maybe I should go to Outback.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (E2o2V)

383 the media is like a very small child who learns new words. Once they get one, they cling to it and say it constantly because they like the sound of it and it seems important to them. It doesn't even have to be coordinated, they're all the same basic level of intellectual and emotional maturity. Gravitas, gravitas! Ventilators! Tests!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (KZzsI)

384 381 313 286 Oh sorry...it was Mark Andrew Edwards' response....
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:42 PM (cF8AT)

What I do?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (ifmtJ)

I credited garret for your 'Not Enough' response when Northern Lurker asked if any media people had the virus. But it was you not garret that said that....I was correctly myself and this is all very confusing so...nevermind.
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (cF8AT)

LOL

Ok, gotcha

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (ifmtJ)

385 I've posted a link to that article on the last of the iron lungs. it's really interesting. At some point, the agencies that were responsible for them just stopped. it became harder to find parts and to find someone that could keep them working. But they were able to do that.

I don't know enough about cpap machines to know if they could be useful for light cases.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (JKNZq)

386 "Factories can easily changed from producing widgets

to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence

weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.





Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:13 PM (MxEKc)"

Sarcasm. Sigh...







Posted by: Ripley at March 16, 2020 02:47 PM (MxEKc)

===sorry

With the vapid stupidity flung around in the last 10 days my sarcdar needs calibration.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (pw+jk)

387 You want a broader leaf like maples, oaks, those big
ass magnolia leaves, stuff like that. No skinny-ass willow leaves or
bitty little birch leaves. And evergreens, don't even think about it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:51 PM (KxVoZ)
Yeah, poison ivy ass wiping is for morons - leaves are too damn small!
Oh, and don't burn that "shit" if you DO wipe your ass with poison ivy.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (e284m)

388 Cute or not, who is gonna kiss that mouth now?

That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (RxDQk)

389 Because the flu season lasted months, and is an expected, mostly predictable thing. COVID is just getting started, but we can see where it is going.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


#1. No. It's not. It's tailing off.
#2. You accept 34,000 dead, because it's accepted?
#3. You accept the 20,000 dead from this years flu season because it's accepted?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (PRK75)

390 I pointed out to my wife and mom this is also a lawfare driven panic.

With all of the crap being pushed out by the media, lawyers are probably salivating at the prospect of massive lawsuits if someone gets sick and the claim can be made that proper precautions were not taken.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:14 PM (ARm/c)

As I've mentioned before. a couple sued Princess Cruse lines before they got off the Diamond Princess after being kept off shore of CA for negligence in allowing them to be exposed to Coronavirus. For $1M. So much of the decisions being made, such as voluntarily closing stores, offices, etc. is being made out of fear of lawfare.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (4ywJ2)

391 When are we going to hire Topf Sons of Germany. They had lots of experience in building ovens. I'd guess they are out of business, but should be lots of blueprints on how to build it. Build it and they will come, is the saying.

Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (eEWTO)

392

silver lining at my house

Spring is around the corner, a good time of year to get some sun and grilling.

And, not to sound mean, but free from inlaws for quite some time

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (vEIlU)

393 In George Jetson's world, yes, you just change around the order of the buttons and then, you press The Button! Voila!

You are referring, of course, to required viewing in J-School Engineering courses. It's not quite up there with the Harry Potter source material used in their Physics courses, but still very important.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (xSo9G)

394
Good, they can build me a death star with little effort.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (9Om/r)
Sure thing boss, it might not look done, but it's fully operational!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (e284m)

395 Restaurant and bar workers and owners are being flattened under the curve.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (hYcqw)

396 Maybe I should go to Outback.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (E2o2V)
---
I'll meet you there, toughguy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (Eicbe)

397 Breaking on CNN: Sources in the WH say that Trump now has TWO spare rolls of toilet paper stashed in the Oval Office bathroom vanity! We have documents that explicitly state that there is to be only 1 roll stocked! This breaks precedent going back to LBJ! This is abuse of power! Sources also speculate that the roll was provided by none other than Putin himself to always remind Trump who has his backside.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (3SJfD)

398 I don't expect Donald J Trump to personally head-out every night onto the TV and personally debunk all of the BS and Chinese propaganda being spewed into the ether by the Enemy Of The Republic media.

But that seemingly nobody of consequence is doing that is, frankly, inexcusable. This has nothing to do with November - this has to do with idiots like Fredo and Murphy being herded into declaring martial law over a fucking cold virus.

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (DU2N9)

399 All right, gonna go out and buy lunch at a restaurant while I still fucking can.

Those poor shop owners...this is going to be hell for them

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (ifmtJ)

400 the media is like a very small child who learns new words. Once they get one, they cling to it and say it constantly because they like the sound of it and it seems important to them. It doesn't even have to be coordinated, they're all the same basic level of intellectual and emotional maturity. Gravitas, gravitas! Ventilators! Tests!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (KZzsI)

"out of an abundance of caution" and "social distancing" should be banned from the language.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (4ywJ2)

401 Is there a shortage now of respirators or is this the panic that there might be?

Posted by: WOPR at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (t8pER)

402 There is a persistent myth that Joe Biden is wildly popular. I'm not sure what this myth is based on.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (Boy/L)

IIRC one of the trolls likes to say everybody loves Joe.
But who? Even his own wife wants to drive him to his grave.
Joe is a senile, corrupt, ill-tempered creep who has never contributed a single thing to society.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (Uu+Jp)

403 Those white poplars with the soft, fuzzy leaves - those are the deluxe two-ply of toilet leaves.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (KxVoZ)

404 Why didn't they panic when 34,000 died during the 2018-2019 flu season? I'm sure they needed more than the 60 cases so far.

Or the nearly 1800 people dying every day from heart disease? The 100 a day from auto collisions?

Because its new, it sells, and it might be able to topple a popular president.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

405

Please notice the IRS has NOT extended the tax filing deadline this year.

Because the Taxes must flow!!!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (fyOvJ)

406 What they really, really need to do is shut down all bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms, spas, theaters, golf courses, museums, assemblies, etc., etc., in Washington, DC. RIGHT?

How come they aren't doing that?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (M/9m0)

407 And who could forget how Obama's people turned the Donate to Obama Web site into the Obama-Care web site in 2 days!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (e284m)

408 The enemedia is lucky - damned lucky - that pissed off people like me do not have terminal illnesses, access to weapons and a 'what-have-I-got-to-lose?' attitude.

Go ahead - convince me I am wrong.


It'd be like the abortion doctor killings. How many of them were there? Like 10? But to hear the media talking about it, it was the number one terroristic threat America had faced and would ever face.

Oh, and there were a few abortion clinic "bombings". Several of which, if you read the details, were about as destructive as the feminists that managed to firebomb themselves on video the other day. Lots of flash, zero injuries.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (9t0Zz)

409 Spring is around the corner, a good time of year to get some sun and grilling.

And, not to sound mean, but free from inlaws for quite some time

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:54 PM (vEIlU)

Yeah, I was doing a happy dance that my MIL is quarantined at her nursing home.

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (cF8AT)

410

James Woods' twitter feed started a tips and ideas thread the other day. I guess he did that for people during other crisis, to help each other out.

One of the ideas was to buy the blue cloths in the automotive department if you can't get paper towels. They are better quality.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (vEIlU)

411 397 Breaking on CNN: Sources in the WH say that Trump now has TWO spare rolls of toilet paper stashed in the Oval Office bathroom vanity

Donnie Two-Rolls?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (KxVoZ)

412 Go ahead - convince me I am wrong.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 02:45 PM (2JVJo)

He can't go too hard against them. It will set them up perfectly to pin every death on him which is om what they are angling for.

Priority #1 right now is reelection. Without that we have no country.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (zeiW4)

413 "Social Distancing" annoys me in a vague way because its not new but people are treating it like its some kind of hot fresh thing. Dude. EVERYONE has always stayed away from others when they are sick or away from people who are sick. They stay home from work, they don't go out because they are, you know, sick.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

414 the media is like a very small child who learns new words. Once they get one, they cling to it and say it constantly because they like the sound of it and it seems important to them. It doesn't even have to be coordinated, they're all the same basic level of intellectual and emotional maturity. Gravitas, gravitas! Ventilators! Tests!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (KZzsI)
---------------------------

These are some of the dumbest people on the planet. They hear a new word and think that it's a new word to everybody. They watch their competitors newscasts and copy them, story for story. There's nothing really "new" about a newscast, it's stuff they've stolen from everybody else. Just like the hairstyles and wardrobe, it's all the same and interchangeable.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (oGBso)

415 Cotton woods. Big leaves.

and when they're seeding, well, that's comfort!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (e284m)

416 Enemy of the people.Properly labeled by Trump early on.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KNsKs)

417 "Venalators" is a perfectly cromulent word.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (+y/Ru)

418 @paulsperry_

NEW: South Korea reported less than 100 new COVID-19 cases for two days in a row, continuing a decline there, according to most recent S. Korean government data

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (cF8AT)

419 Fuck it. Fed cut the rate and Dow closed out a minute after the bell. Next will be a run on the banks. I think it's inevitable now.

I'm going to deposit an outstanding check, and when it clears tonight, I'm drawing down the account to a few hundred in the morning. I might as well be at the leading edge of that phase of the Panic, and try to be ahead of the closures and transaction clawbacks.

Fuck The Great Enstupiding of 2020.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (sdzWJ)

420 Donny Two Ply.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (3SJfD)

421 The necessary amount of additional ventilators can be built by the existing manufacturers simply adding another shift.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (4lzWT)

422 One of the ideas was to buy the blue cloths in the automotive department if you can't get paper towels. They are better quality.

But they flush badly. Even worse than paper towels. Clog up your system very easily.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

423 "out of an abundance of caution" and "social distancing" should be banned from the language.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (4ywJ2)


"Exponential" and "The curve". They Who Are Very Concerned would be fucked without them.

Posted by: Man is not a Sane Animal at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (shN6a)

424 What they really, really need to do is shut down all bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms, spas, theaters, golf courses, museums, assemblies, etc., etc., in Washington, DC. RIGHT?

How come they aren't doing that?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (M/9m0)
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All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed indefinitely. Don't know about the rest of the stuff, but I bet it's coming.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (/669Q)

425 "out of an abundance of caution" and "social distancing" should be banned from the language.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 02:55 PM (4ywJ2)

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

"I know, right?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (ARm/c)

426 "Be careful, though. Tool heads don't like it when you try to move them to their next position through the work piece."

There are some funny and cringe inducing videos of this kind of thing on youtube. In my business of stamping, you have the top and bottom dies coming together, and they better fit perfectly. When something bad happens, like doubled material or misaligned punches, you get a "die crash". You can have shards of broken tool steel coming out of there at ballistic speeds. Exciting!

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (eAZVt)

427 CNN
... Trump's virus test doesn't put him in the clear.

********
Does anyone watch that drivel? Even in airports?

Posted by: torabora at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (uSgNb)

428

Canada could not get control of those incoming, so just shut the borders instead. Simple solution.

After calling us racists and xenophobes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (vEIlU)

429 I always thought the left would have to actually have power to destroy the US economy. Instead, they've managed to get us to do it ourselves, by destroying small businesses across the nation.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (T8HPM)

430
Fake News showing kids crying and stuffed animals on the street, yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (fyOvJ)

431 Now blue state governors are closing gyms. Killing GAINZ as we speak.

Posted by: brak at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (cG+eD)

432 Cotton woods. Big leaves.

-
And here I am, stuck with pine trees.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (+y/Ru)

433 Sure thing boss, it might not look done, but it's fully operational!


"Yeah, but only this half. The other half that's sorta just hanging out in space? Don't go in that part yet."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (HaL55)

434 There is a persistent myth that Joe Biden is wildly popular. I'm not sure what this myth is based on.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2020 02:44 PM (Boy/L)

It's one of the consequences of Global Warming

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (zeiW4)

435 I refuse to believe The God Emperor has bowel movements.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (Qf83p)

436 SHOULD it? Yes.

WILL it? No.

Posted by: acethepug at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (+HMLE)

437 >>> 199
.....
I've pretty much talked Mommy and Dad into not going to large gatherings and we're fighting about letting me do the shopping for them.
.....
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 16, 2020 02:34 PM (mf5HN)

Good!

... now I have to convince my mother to do the same, although I'm a bit more worried about some ahole stealing from her cart, or a stampede of panicked idiots ...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (MSA8B)

438 Well, if you're interested in that sort of thing, the March administration of the LSAT has been canceled.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (RD7QR)

439 In my part of CO just about all we have are evergreens and cottonwoods. So, cottonwood TP it is.

Will be better when there's some cotton to pad them with.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (KxVoZ)

440 I wouldn't mind having some Italian opera singers around here belting out Nessun Droma. That would be pretty cool.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (ZLI7S)

441 Venalators" is a perfectly cromulent word.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (+y/Ru)
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A bit tinny, though.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (Eicbe)

442 It'd be like the abortion doctor killings. How many of them were there? Like 10?

I think there were like 3 events, but its the go-to "white conservative terrorism" story. There's been 1000 times as many in entertainment media.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

443 Has Trump blocked the view of Mt Rushmore yet?

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (zeiW4)

444 I wonder where Uncle Joe touched Megan McCain.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (Uu+Jp)

445 But they flush badly. Even worse than paper towels. Clog up your system very easily.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)]You're using your bottled water to flush! That's like pouring liquid gold down the crapper man!
I'm assuming our water supplies will be cut off along with the toilet paper deliveries.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (e284m)

446 Has Trump been impeached yet?
Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (5bxa0)


Last time you said that, he was...zo, I don't know about you donna. I.Just.Don't. Know.

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (zr5Kq)

447 But they flush badly. Even worse than paper towels. Clog up your system very easily.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)
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Yeah, I've been pondering if a plastic lined trashcan next to the toilet is going to be necessary.

Or, if I'll just go the slit trench and gasoline route.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (ARm/c)

448 Yeah, I was doing a happy dance that my MIL is quarantined at her nursing home.
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (cF8AT)


lol, I'll probably be struck by lightening now, but so be it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (vEIlU)

449

Fast food joints around here are going to go drive-thru only. Bojangles is going to do that starting tomorrow.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 02:59 PM (f1Vqw)

450 166
Its pretty likely that people WILL see the light from this, to one
degree or another. They'll likely see that the media blew this up
ridiculously, that Trump handled it well, and we all were taking for a
ride by people manipulating for political gain. How much people will
learn that lesson and act properly on it, we'll see.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

It's more likely they MSM will take credit when it turns out to not have as high a death toll.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (CQ3Qb)

451 How come they aren't doing that?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 16, 2020 02:56 PM (M/9m0)


You got to understand the politburo has privileges you common people don't understand.

Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (eEWTO)

452 Pride goeth before the venalators.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (Qf83p)

453 If the media needs ventilators, they can be provided.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (zeiW4)

454 440
I wouldn't mind having some Italian opera singers around here belting out Nessun Droma. That would be pretty cool.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (ZLI7S)
Paterson New Jersey, has the most beautiful sound in the world, at least 3 times a day!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (e284m)

455 This was all coordinated in advance.
While we were watching Impeachment Theater.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (RxDQk)

456 You want a broader leaf like maples, oaks, those big ass magnolia leaves, stuff like that. No skinny-ass willow leaves or bitty little birch leaves. And evergreens, don't even think about it.

There's a plant called Mullein that has big, soft leaves that is also called Cowboy toilet paper.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (9t0Zz)

457 "Venalators" is a perfectly cromulent word.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


My Taurus Tracker is a mighty fine ventilator.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (PRK75)

458 It would be handy to have a white birch or two in the back yard.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (Uu+Jp)

459 CNN
... Trump's virus test doesn't put him in the clear.

-
First, drive by mental health exams. Now, drive by pathology.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (+y/Ru)

460 And here I am, stuck with pine trees.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (+y/Ru)

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

Many parts are edible, though!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (ARm/c)

461 There are some funny and cringe inducing videos of this kind of thing on youtube. In my business of stamping, you have the top and bottom dies coming together, and they better fit perfectly. When something bad happens, like doubled material or misaligned punches, you get a "die crash". You can have shards of broken tool steel coming out of there at ballistic speeds. Exciting!

I fixed a few of those in my day, too. You know it's bad when the die bushings break. Those things are thick hardened steel.

The Laws of Physics, you gotta luv'em.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (HaL55)

462 If everyone is selling stocks, and it looks like no one is buying, where is the money going. hmmmm ??

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (zr5Kq)

463 Even Justin "YMCA" Trudeau is shutting down his borders. But its still rayciss if we do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (KZzsI)

464 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (sdzWJ)

FDIC unless you've got big bucks in your account.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (4lzWT)

465 #426 Read OSHA accident report worker using sledge hammer had piece spall off hammer head. It pierced his heart and injury was fatal.

But at least he didn't die of coronavirus.

Posted by: torabora at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (uSgNb)

466 Don't they just drag their asses across the carpet in the Middle East?

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (2Mnv1)

467 Forget new hospitals, just do a quick remodel of abandoned mall superstores like the abandoned Sears and Macy's.

I doubt most reporters have a familiarity with the assemby and testing needed to put together new medical equipment.I doubt that GM or Ford will be building the medical equivalent of a B-24 in a few weeks.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (e1mEI)

468 @paulsperry_

NEW: South Korea reported less than 100 new COVID-19 cases for two days in a row, continuing a decline there, according to most recent S. Korean government data
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (cF8AT)


Then we'll be there soon. Good.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (vEIlU)

469 Prolly gonna be willowed, but a few things.

Cat Ass (love terms of address around here), could we be headed for South Korea's or Taiwan's situation (i.e., rapid control/collapse of the epidemic)? Isn't that a possibility?

One great idea I heard. For small businesses, especially restaurants, local, if they have gift cards, buy big ones, now. The cash could help get them through the crunch.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (El6T/)

470 Somewhere in GA or AL is a vast warehouse full of 1985 Sears catalogs.

Posted by: klaftern at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (RuIsu)

471 If the media needs ventilators, they can be provided.
Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (zeiW4)
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I'm sure some of the hoard would be pleased to ventilate them.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (Eicbe)

472 OMG! TruGreen - the people who fertilize my lawn - just emailed about how they're dealing with the END OF THE WORLD while helping me maintain a lush lawn filled with crab grass.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (/OW4q)

473 Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (tA3tM)

474 378 Isn't pneumonia and respiratory failure also a major factor in flu deaths? Haven't we been equipped to deal with those number of significant flu cases that happen each year? Wouldn't regular flu cases be down in conjunction with the current fight against the Beer Flu?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (4lzWT)

Pneumonia and respiratory failure are major complications But so is sepsis and heart failure. The organ failure being described is due largely to sepsis, although sepsis is usually bacterial it can be viral or even fungal.
Flu activity is fortunately going down at this point, so that will help.

Posted by: CN at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (ONvIw)

475 If everyone is selling stocks, and it looks like no one is buying, where is the money going. hmmmm ??
Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (zr5Kq)

Cash - waiting for a "Buy" signal.

Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (DU2N9)

476
#1. No. It's not. It's tailing off.
#2. You accept 34,000 dead, because it's accepted?
#3. You accept the 20,000 dead from this years flu season because it's accepted?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 02:53 PM (PRK75)


People don't die of the flu, they die with the flu. They die from pneumonia, or DKA or heart failure brought on by the flu. COVID kills all by its bad self.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (3SJfD)

477 amazon is refusinf to ship me my regular order of chili no beans; and restricting me to one can. bad news for shut-ins

Posted by: Byzantine General at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (B1JrQ)

478 This was all coordinated in advance.
While we were watching Impeachment Theater.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (RxDQk)
++++++++++++
I doubt that. What we are seeing is the standard Press procedures of screaming loudly and blaming Trump. Except this time, it played better than usual because are terrified of outbreaks and they didn't do anything to mediate their tone or take stock of what they were doing. They just kept turning the crank in the same way they have done for years now.

And they lost control. They were playing with matches for years and finally set the house on fire.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (hYcqw)

479 462
If everyone is selling stocks, and it looks like no one is buying, where is the money going. hmmmm ??

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (zr5Kq)
Duh, toilet paper. Sheesh, that's so obvious.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (e284m)

480 This dumbass is trying to start the Corona Challenge, so she licked an airplane toilet seat. I want off this ride.

https://tinyurl.com/w3nrmyz
Posted by: WeBoned! at March 16, 2020 02:39 PM (8k7U7)

Classy broad.

Posted by: ... at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (zeiW4)

481 The premium TP substitute is the leaf of the Liriodendron

I just happen to have an abundant supply

plus it has beautiful flowers

Posted by: REDACTED at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (rpxSz)

482 428

Canada could not get control of those incoming, so just shut the borders instead. Simple solution.

After calling us racists and xenophobes.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 02:58 PM (vEIlU)

Small, wealthy, geographically isolated countries like Canada, Australia, and Japan seem to be doing very well.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (zqs/f)

483 Cash - waiting for a "Buy" signal.
Posted by: DocJ at March 16, 2020 03:02 PM (DU2N9)


I'd say. Into Companies that are moving out of China.

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (zr5Kq)

484 Whenever a stock is sold it is also being bought.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (E2o2V)

485 @paulsperry_

NEW: South Korea reported less than 100 new COVID-19 cases for two days in a row, continuing a decline there, according to most recent S. Korean government data
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (cF8AT)

Then we'll be there soon. Good.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



How long can this shut down theater go on when the excuse is no longer valid?

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (Qf83p)

486 Meh. Seattle has gone full blown retard.

Killmenow
Posted by: Nurse ratched

---

Yesterday, Cinemark did a one-day-only showing of the 1933 "King Kong." (I saw it in Federal Way.)

I'm glad I got that one in before they shut down the world around here.


Posted by: RKae at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (erEY1)

487 One great idea I heard. For small businesses, especially restaurants, local, if they have gift cards, buy big ones, now. The cash could help get them through the crunch.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 16, 2020 03:01 PM (El6T

And then you hold a worthless card as they go out of business.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (tA3tM)

488 We are about 2 weeks behind SK in the curve of this outbreak.

I figure we top out close to China - about 80k total cases by end of April. But closer to 1% not 3.5% mortality.

Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (9VeU0)

489 Did the pioneers heading west fill their Conestoga wagon with TP when they left Kansas City?

Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (eEWTO)

490 Isn't pneumonia and respiratory failure also a major factor in flu deaths? Haven't we been equipped to deal with those number of significant flu cases that happen each year? Wouldn't regular flu cases be down in conjunction with the current fight against the Beer Flu?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 02:52 PM (4lzWT)

Yes. That is what kills the elderly and those with emphysema, etc. Their lungs are weakened from either disease or age and then can't clear fluid etc. that builds up from the virus.

Every hospital professional I've heard interviewed has been concerned about the media driven panic causing people to come to the ER for colds. Or they just want to be tested. They have to take the same kind of time with these people they would with those presenting with possible covid 19 infections that are producing serious symptoms. ER nurse on David Webb this morning said that the only way to do this community testing is the off site testing locations. She also said that the media screaming we are behind on testing is idiotic. building ACCURATE tests takes some time , you can't just make one up when we didn't have samples of virus early on. She also said mass testing was stupid, it was wasteful of resources and labor, and could produce false information. Only those presenting with criteria should be tested.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (4ywJ2)

491
Runs on banks have already started. They generally keep this very quiet (Depression experience). How they keep the media from running with it, I don't know.

But the Daily Mail mention that there are panic cash withdrawals, and some NYC banks were running out of $100 bills.

The Fed is probably quietly having to get cash to banks all over the country. Remember the theoretical "helicopter money" which was the genesis of Helicopter Ben Bernanke's nickname.

Well, the Fed literally ships cash in via helicopter to staging areas to get it to banks.

And they keep it all quiet. Very quiet.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (f1Vqw)

492
Last years flu season was short of 500,000 hospitalizations and 40,000 deaths. Light flu year.

2017 H2N3 (we didnt even bother to give it a name) was 810,000 hospitalizations and 80,000 flu deaths. That shit knocked me on my ass for 2 weeks. Nary a headline. And THAT was during the Trump admin.

I know that CV19 is not the flu, but is still a viral contagion.... and lets get a little perspective people. Covid 19 aint overwhelming anything.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (8XRCm)

493 The sedition will continue until there are Consequences.

Posted by: Khun Ty at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (hPdrY)

494 Its pretty likely that people WILL see the light from this

-
During the Clinton blowjobgate days, I was convinced that people would eventually realize that the Clintons weren't lying for them, they were lying to them.

It was a simpler time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (+y/Ru)

495 Then we'll be there soon. Good.

Then the real work begins to hammer those responsible for spreading panic and trying to use a health crisis for political gain. NO PRISONERS, NO MERCY

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (KZzsI)

496 Whenever a stock is sold it is also being bought.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (E2o2V)
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It just matters how much above the buyer's preference or below the seller's.

Posted by: Axeman at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (Eicbe)

497 afaik the Kraft mac and cheese line still makes the same little boxes as when I worked there, dumping 100 pound bags of cheese in the hopper. But maybe they could make pasta ventilators in a box, idk.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (Cus5s)

498 Haven't we been equipped to deal with those number of significant flu cases that happen each year?

A very small minority of flu cases need respiratory support. Covid causes ARDS in more patients, and requires vent support for up to 2 weeks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (3SJfD)

499 484
Whenever a stock is sold it is also being bought.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (E2o2V)
Woah, metaphysics!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (e284m)

500 The premium TP substitute is the leaf of the Liriodendron

I just happen to have an abundant supply

plus it has beautiful flowers


===



*REDACTED is trying to start THE GREAT TUPLIP MARKET CRASH OF 2020 !!111!!

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

501
Chain the front doors of CNN and fire rockets and bombs at it until it is rubble.


It is the only way to be sure.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (sy5kK)

502 Fuck it. Fed cut the rate and Dow closed out a minute after the bell. Next will be a run on the banks. I think it's inevitable now.

I'm going to deposit an outstanding check, and when it clears tonight, I'm drawing down the account to a few hundred in the morning. I might as well be at the leading edge of that phase of the Panic, and try to be ahead of the closures and transaction clawbacks.

Fuck The Great Enstupiding of 2020.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (sdzWJ)


This is an excellent idea. I think I will do this after work tonight or first thing in the morning.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (2JVJo)

503 But closer to 1% not 3.5% mortality.
Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (9VeU0)

------

South Koreas mortality is .7% of positive tests.

They tested the shit out of EVERYBODY.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (8XRCm)

504 When we got a new President at my college he got a new toilet installed in the private bathroom.

Posted by: torabora at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (uSgNb)

505 LOL!

@JesseKellyDC

Would you rather:

62% Get Wuhan Virus
38% Be a ginger

6,899 votes 19 hours left

Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (cF8AT)

506 We are about 2 weeks behind SK in the curve of this outbreak.


#TWOWEEKS !!

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

507 489
Did the pioneers heading west fill their Conestoga wagon with TP when they left Kansas City?


Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (eEWTO)
Prove they didn't!

Posted by: Surly Millenial at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (e284m)

508

Yes, South Korea is clearly on the tail of the curve (the epidemic infection rate curve), and the total is going to be nowhere fucking near the Doomsday predictions.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 16, 2020 03:06 PM (f1Vqw)

509 This morning I said within 2 weeks.
At this rate, we'll be under martial law by Friday.
And people will happily go along.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 02:46 PM (2JVJo)
------
The denizens of this rathole state do not have the ability to behave themselves at the grocery store. Local PD's is already maintaining a presence, but a single patrolman isn't going to to the mob alone.

we're about 5-10 days from mass stupid here.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 16, 2020 03:06 PM (/ARnS)

510 A very small minority of flu cases need respiratory support.

----

Bullshit. H2N3 in 2017 WAS repiratory. I HAD IT....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2020 03:06 PM (8XRCm)

511 Err, no COVID doesn't kill by itself, it triggers Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. ARDS is what kills you.

ARDS can be cause by a number of things, such as sepsis or pneumonia. Which can be caused by the flu.

Deaths from secondary effects from the flu are over 12,000 in the US this years. Deaths from COVID are 60ish.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 03:06 PM (qf0sR)

512 Did the pioneers heading west fill their Conestoga wagon with TP when they left Kansas City?

You have died of cornovirus.


Posted by: Oregon Trail at March 16, 2020 03:07 PM (cG+eD)

513 Whenever a stock is sold it is also being bought.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (E2o2V)


or, OR, the money is parked until...whatever

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2020 03:07 PM (zr5Kq)

514 >>> lush lawn filled with crab grass.
Posted by: Laughing

I think they're doing it wrong.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 16, 2020 03:07 PM (+FPkr)

515 424---All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed indefinitely. Don't know about the rest of the stuff, but I bet it's coming.
Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (/669Q)
--------------------------------
Yeah, easy enough to close the zoo and museums.
But the politicos' and bureaucrats' hang-outs?
I dunno.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 16, 2020 03:07 PM (M/9m0)

516 Whenever a stock is sold it is also being bought.


I smell the foul stench of the anti-Christ, George Soros. If anybody's going to be fucking around with our markets with the thought of causing harm to innocent people, it'll be him and his "friends."

Remember, he's the man who broke the Bank of England.

Hell, even a couple of Barky's butt buddies got in on the last downturn. Sleazy bastards, all of them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Sniveling Progressives at March 16, 2020 03:07 PM (HaL55)

517 It's more likely they MSM will take credit when it turns out to not have as high a death toll.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 16, 2020 03:00 PM (CQ3Qb)


And the governors who are putting people out of work will claim the death toll would have been in the millions if they didn't shut the state down

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (Um89f)

518 Next will be a run on the banks. I think it's inevitable now.

I'm ok, I have a credit card.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (dBiBP)

519 Ohio is getting a lawsuit filed to delay tomorrow's voting to June 2. You may think that is bad. But just think. Two more months for Joe Biden to get even more crazy before people vote here!

Posted by: Buzzion at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (HYFaE)

520 Well fuck. Our governor just shut down all restaurants and bars except for takeout and delivery anx banned gatherings of more than 50 people. Thanks you panic mongering asshole.

Posted by: DangerGirl Behind the Commie Wall at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (KOaTi)

521 Nood. More media malfeasance.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (ZCiJZ)

522 I hate these people. I know I shouldn't hate, but I really do hate these people. They're destroying the country.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (d6Ksn)

523 Err, no COVID doesn't kill by itself, it triggers Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. ARDS is what kills you.




Everybody is a fucking expert on everything. How many ARDS patients have you managed on vents?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 16, 2020 03:08 PM (3SJfD)

524 And the governors who are putting people out of work will claim the death toll would have been in the millions if they didn't shut the state down

They easily saved 500 million lives. I salute them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2020 03:09 PM (dBiBP)

525 I'd wipe my ass with the Times but debased fecal matter in such a manner is too cruel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2020 02:10 PM (pS94+)
..........

I'd wipe my ass with the Times but I'm afraid I'd get butt AIDS.

Posted by: wth at March 16, 2020 03:09 PM (v0R5T)

526 One of the ideas was to buy the blue cloths in the automotive department if you can't get paper towels. They are better quality.

But they flush badly. Even worse than paper towels. Clog up your system very easily.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)


not to use for tp, alt to paper towels, because people could not get even paper towels

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 03:09 PM (vEIlU)

527 I'm going to deposit an outstanding check, and when it clears tonight, I'm drawing down the account to a few hundred in the morning. I might as well be at the leading edge of that phase of the Panic, and try to be ahead of the closures and transaction clawbacks.

Fuck The Great Enstupiding of 2020.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (sdzWJ)

This is an excellent idea. I think I will do this after work tonight or first thing in the morning.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2020 03:05 PM (2JVJo)

This is retarded.

If things somehow got to a point where people wouldn't accept credit cards or bank transfers, what use is there in having cash?

Posted by: Sjg at March 16, 2020 03:09 PM (gDSJf)

528 My anxiety disorder kid is taking a dr. ordered leave from work. She can't drive due to vision loss and can't handle taking her usual public transportation or Uber. She has washed her hands into a case of eczema. She was lowering her meds- now her doctor has upped them again. She doesn't actively access media, but also can't get away from it in public.

It would be one thing if we were really dealing with a massive epidemic of life-threatening proportions. The petty cruelty for personal gain exhibited here is unforgivable.

I'm an old lady, but I would cheerfully attempt to beat any of these people into a pulp.

Posted by: Sal at March 16, 2020 03:10 PM (bo8pf)

529 Then we'll be there soon. Good.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


How long can this shut down theater go on when the excuse is no longer valid?
Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (Qf83p)


we'll see

it's true that SK was on top of it, smarter than we were

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 03:10 PM (vEIlU)

530 My Taurus Tracker is a mighty fine ventilator.

You need one of these next:
https://youtu.be/R0hT_EwAFas?t=111

Watching fire rings come out of that thing is thrilling.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 16, 2020 03:10 PM (9t0Zz)

531 426 Read OSHA accident report worker using sledge hammer had piece spall off hammer head. It pierced his heart and injury was fatal.


I used to put up party tents as a young man and one day I was sledging an iron spike and piece of the spike exploded off and hit me in the calf going about 2 inches deep. Knocked me on my ass. Doctor said it would probably cause more damage taking it out.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 16, 2020 03:11 PM (4lzWT)

532 Universal has broken the studio code. They're releasing The Invisible Man directly to streaming. Theaters may not recover from this, at least first-run theaters.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 16, 2020 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

533



noood

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 16, 2020 03:12 PM (fyOvJ)

534 Small, wealthy, geographically isolated countries like Canada, Australia, and Japan seem to be doing very well.
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (zqs/f)


hard to know

They were speculating that in Ottawa there may be hundreds or thousands with the virus, but they don't know because they are not testing.

A couple of kids got it in Canada. Young kids. All from travel.

Canada has a very small population. It will never look that bad to begin with. California has about the same population as Canada. One of our states.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 16, 2020 03:12 PM (vEIlU)

535 Oh for God's sake, the horde is turning into a bunch of panicked animals too.

A run on banks? Really?

Let me know when business stop accepting credit cards, then I will worry.

Sheesh, I'm about to take a 2 week vacation from the Internet. Every place I go is over reaction of one type of another.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 16, 2020 03:12 PM (qf0sR)

536 Did the pioneers heading west fill their Conestoga wagon with TP when they left Kansas City?


Posted by: Colin at March 16, 2020 03:04 PM (eEWTO)
Prove they didn't!
Posted by: Surly Millenial


Rick, Carl & Darryl never carried tp.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2020 03:13 PM (PRK75)

537 @paulsperry_

NEW: South Korea reported less than 100 new COVID-19 cases for two days in a row, continuing a decline there, according to most recent S. Korean government data
Posted by: Tami at March 16, 2020 02:57 PM (cF8AT)

Then we'll be there soon. Good.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


How long can this shut down theater go on when the excuse is no longer valid?
Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2020 03:03 PM (Qf83p)

Well, the South Korean govt. asked people to stay home unless for work or essential business. Also, the asked people were masks while out in public. Really wondering why that last step isn't being talked about here? Still waiting for supply to catch up?

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 16, 2020 03:15 PM (zqs/f)

538 490, Jen, you are absolutely correct.

The only value to widespread testing is in the very initial phase to identify the spreaders followed by surveillance tracking to see where they've been and who they have come into contact with. The CDC botched this part, refused the help of the UW Flu project which already had collected test swabs for their project that could also be tested for COV19. In addition, the CDC's tracking methodology is obsolete compared with S Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and China. The downside is that using computer tracking of infected people and knowing where they were would give a lot of people here the heebie jeebies even though Google does it if you have Android.

The Flu Project on their own, tested samples and found one from a teenage boy that tested positive in Early Feb. They told the CDC what they found and the CDC/FDA had a conniption about patient privacy and consent, they stopped them from more tests as the Wash. outbreak worsened. Awful story.

Posted by: whig at March 16, 2020 03:15 PM (EUDB2)

539 If things somehow got to a point where people wouldn't accept credit cards or bank transfers, what use is there in having cash?
Posted by: Sjg at March 16, 2020 03:09 PM (gDSJf)

------

It's not that. It's that when the government tells people they CAN'T draw down an account to prevent a liquidity crisis, I want my money in my hand.

I'm not worried about the banking system stopping. They're all "Too Big Too Fail" these days. I'm worried about them telling me I can't have my money in my hand anymore.

Which I won't tolerate.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 16, 2020 03:16 PM (bQe8/)

540 Tom Perez quotes Matthew 25:40 for the proposition that God likes abortion.

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 16, 2020 03:17 PM (+y/Ru)

541 Factories can easily changed from producing widgets to producing ventilators by just pushing a few buttons. If Trump/Pence weren't so stupid they would have ordered this done already.

---------
To avoid personal insult (however well-deserved), and in keeping with the New Collegiality rules, I will omit the poster's name, and only comment on the post itself.

That is the most singularly ignorant comment here since rainmandodo last posted. This person obviously hasn't the slightest experience with design, engineering, manufacture, or production of anything, other than human waste, i.e., themselves.

The Left/Prog/Libs/Dems absolutely embrace ignorance as a virtue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2020 03:17 PM (IPZPl)

542 Runs on banks have already started. They generally keep this very quiet
(Depression experience). How they keep the media from running with it, I
don't know.


I got a report from Eugene, OR (family member lives there) that they're telling people to call ahead for withdrawals of more than 10K, and turned one idiot away who refused to remove his mask. I'm sure he had no idea why wearing a mask into a bank is considered a bad idea.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 03:18 PM (xkSJa)

543 537, Serious Cat, we don't have enough masks for health care providers, let alone the general public. That is probably why the CDC soft soaped using masks by making it appear like rocket science to fit a n95 Mask for a civilian.

Early study of the Wuhan virus consisted of studying infection patterns verified by genetic sequencing of how one guy infected 13 out of 34 on a 4 hr bus ride. All buses there have surveillance video systems and they tracked the cell phones, etc. Not one rider wearing a mask was infected. Those folks went through the whole SARS epidemic and face bad flu seasons--they wear masks as a matter of course.

Posted by: whig at March 16, 2020 03:19 PM (EUDB2)

544 Well, the South Korean govt. asked people to stay home unless for work
or essential business. Also, the asked people were masks while out in
public. Really wondering why that last step isn't being talked about
here? Still waiting for supply to catch up?


Antifa lobbying to keep people from stealing their shtick?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at March 16, 2020 03:20 PM (xkSJa)

545 "To avoid personal insult (however well-deserved), and in keeping with the New Collegiality rules, I will omit the poster's name, and only comment on the post itself."

It was sarcasm. Just a little bit too subtle I guess.

Posted by: Chris M at March 16, 2020 03:22 PM (eAZVt)

546 539, Currency is dirty and Wuhan actually took currency out of circulation to clean it because it spread Covid (stuff can live on paper for awhile). That would cause even more of a panic.

There is a big dispute about the primary mechanism for spread of this virus with the majority siding with primarily by nose and mouth, with a minority holding out for contaminated surfaces that is then transferred to the face and breathed in. Covid 19 Contamination is also likely from fecal and urine discharge in public bathrooms and within families with no washing of hands afterwards..

Posted by: whig at March 16, 2020 03:23 PM (EUDB2)

547 541, The OP said it was satire. Have no reason to disbelieve him and believe that he was demonstrating the magic thinking of the media where things can just be conjured up like a Russian interference with election hoax. They make up stuff on the fly so they figure everyone else can in meatworld as well.

Posted by: whig at March 16, 2020 03:24 PM (EUDB2)

548 Super conservative senator Cotton is readying a bill to give cash out to people.


JFC
Posted by: Ugh at March 16, 2020 02:37 PM (tA3tM)


The problem is that these governors shutting down (or severely restricting service) bars and restaurants is going to put the hurt to a bunch of folks that probably don't have a lot of cash reserves. Not to mention f*cking the business owners.

It seems like the only two people not interested in causing panic are President Trump and Vice President Pence. Public Health officials (like Fauci and the Ohio c*nt) are doing the opposite with their talk of how bad it could be. The Ohio c*nt implied that there were 100,000 Wuhan Flu infected people in Ohio alone!. There have been less 30,000 confirmed cases in Italy compared to the half-dozen or so in Ohio. What in irresponsible b!tch.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 16, 2020 04:06 PM (00fXp)

549 A simple and total Boycott will do lets see them lose all their viewers

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 16, 2020 05:07 PM (wGqjj)

550 "28 I think the CNN building should be covered in shrink wrap, then in tinfoil, and then another layer of shrink wrap."
you forgot sarin, napalm, an polonium-210

Posted by: Byzantine General at March 16, 2020 05:25 PM (B1JrQ)

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