Apocalypse Fatigue: Why Won't At-Risk Boomers Panic About the Wuhan Virus?
[Buck Throckmorton]

In the past week, a story that keeps getting written and re-written by young journalists is the stubborn refusal of older Americans to panic about the Wuhan Virus. Pretty much every story reads: “Why is it that a healthy young American like me - in the demographic most likely to survive Coronavirus – is panicking right now, while my Boomer parents/grandparents, who are highly vulnerable to death by Coronavirus, refuse to panic or radically change their lifestyle?”

Here are just three examples. No need to click – they all read the same.

BUSINESS INSIDER: “Frustrated Millenials Say They Can’t Get Their Aging Parents to Cancel Their Cruises, Stop Going To Church, And Take Coronavirus Seriously”

VOGUE: “Why Are So Many Baby Boomers in Denial Over the Coronavirus?”

BUZZFEED NEWS: “How Millennials Are Talking To Their Boomer Relatives About The Coronavirus”

Although I’m a little too young to be considered a Boomer, I am over 50, and I’d be glad to explain why the over-50 demographic is not panicking in the fashion that our young, know-it-all journalists would like. It’s simple. We’ve been through a lifetime of media-hyped hysterias and apocalyptic predictions. If not complete hoaxes, they were falsely reported or over-hyped. Here are a few:

Overpopulation and Global Famine: This was promised not just globally, but domestically too. We were supposed to have run out of food and descended into global starvation a long time ago. All the experts agreed.

Day Care Center Child Molestations: This hysteria sent many innocent people to jail. Local and national media fanned the flames with accounts of “numbers growing daily” and videos of anguished parents. It was a fraud perpetrated by highly credentialed “experts” who believed that pretty much every child exposed to an adult had been molested. The children just needed help remembering it. Those of us who saw through the hysteria were muzzled, because to question the veracity of the hysteria invited accusations that you too were a child molester. It was like Salem in 1693. The bravest journalist I’ve ever read is the WSJ’s Dorothy Rabinowitz, for daring to unravel the terror and how it spread.

Killer Bees: We treat it as a joke now, but we were promised an invasion of swarming “Africanized” bees that would kill livestock and children. It was soon going to be unsafe to even go outside in the southern US without thick layers of protective clothing. All the experts agreed.

Killer Mold: Toxic mold in the ‘90s was kind of like radioactive waste, only deadlier. Or at least that’s what the media had us believing. The terror of discovering mold in schools was met with media alerts, school shutdowns, and local TV stations filming panicked parents as they picked up their crying children, just moments before the tikes were engulfed by the attacking mold.

Global Cooling: A “consensus of scientists” assured me this was real, and that its impact on agriculture would probably lead to my death by starvation.

Global Warming: According to “scientific” predictions from yet another “consensus of scientists,” the Arctic should now be ice free, snowfalls a thing of the past, and New York’s West Side Highway under water.

It goes on and on. Acid Rain. Peak Oil. Ozone. Alar Apples. Y2K.

Maybe the Wuhan Virus is finally “The Big One.” But after decades of the media fraudulently screaming “APOCALYPSE IS IMMINENT!!!” it is not irrational for Boomers to dismiss the latest hysteria. In Aesop’s fable about “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the moral of the story isn’t that the townsfolk should have believed the boy, the moral is that the boy shouldn’t have destroyed his credibility by falsely screaming wolf time and again.

Thirty years from now, the millennials who are currently aghast at their parents for not panicking, will themselves be jaded by decades of hysteria, and they too will be just as skeptical of “Apocalypse 2050!!!.”

Should seniors – and everyone - be super vigilant about hygiene and sanitizing right now? Absolutely. But should they engage in hair-pulling hysteria as demanded by young know-it-alls? Of course not.

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1 Firsty?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 05:21 PM (bGY3H)

2 I remember back in the 80's EVERYONE!!! was at risk for aids. One of the helpful tips was to use condoms when getting a BJ. Seriously.

Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:23 PM (V5VAm)

3 Agreed

Posted by: Social Justice Worrier at March 19, 2020 05:23 PM (dqLtq)

4 This too shall pass.

Posted by: jayhawkone at March 19, 2020 05:23 PM (ZD+J8)

5 Nice summary of media hysterias of the last 40 years, Ace.

Posted by: Matthew H Iskra at March 19, 2020 05:24 PM (0MpOC)

6 Greetings:

As my Father mentioned a time or two, "I may have taught you everything you know, but I haven't taught you everything I know."

Posted by: 11B40 at March 19, 2020 05:24 PM (evgyj)

7 Channel 347 DirecTv

Posted by: JTinKC at March 19, 2020 05:24 PM (FoSz+)

8 Well, I personally know a few older Boomers who have never really accepted their age, and thus their vulnerability to this type of virus. Maybe there is some of that famous "forever youthful" attitude that some Boomers are known for.

That said, no, this is not the end of the world.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 19, 2020 05:24 PM (JRaU+)

9 I remember back in the 80's EVERYONE!!! was at risk for aids.

Yeah, they used to really screech about Rush Limbaugh using the phrase "the myth of heterosexual AIDS", and of course Rush was right.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 19, 2020 05:24 PM (ZGrMX)

10 in

Posted by: DanMan at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (kFOoV)

11 And pink slime...

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (iydjf)

12 oh god the AIDS thing

that really put a massive damper on my teen years

hey who was the doc who kept claiming it was going to decimate the heterosexual population too???

Fox or F-something?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (j9HX3)

13 I talked to some older vets about how they have changed their lifestyles during this crisis. The top response were;

1- What fucking crisis son?
2- I've been shot at. Do you think I'm scared.
3- You're interrupting my beer asshole.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (bGY3H)

14 Don't forget thermonuclear war. Any day now that god awful Clock is going to strike midnight.

Posted by: pawn at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (PveK5)

15
As a boomer.
I got my onion tied onto my belt.
Good to go.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (t6XCL)

16 The older people just want to live life

they know how important it is to get the most out of your days!

and not sit and panic - ugh shelter in place

I hate that term with the fury of a thousand suns

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:26 PM (j9HX3)

17 Dear Young People:

You're Pussies.

Thanks.

Mom & Dad

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2020 05:26 PM (oVJmc)

18 Don't forget the DDT fraud and the fact that it was banned around the world has actually caused millions of horribly painful deaths.

or the GMO insanity which prevents the growing of Golden Rice in countries which sentences millions to blindness

and on and on and on

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at March 19, 2020 05:26 PM (8JEZG)

19 You missed Acrylamide French Fries

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 19, 2020 05:27 PM (CPk08)

20 Over 50?

No wonder the 'kickstand' on your 'Vespa' doesn't work anymore.

Posted by: garrett at March 19, 2020 05:27 PM (m2cNh)

21 When millennials can change a tire and not freak out, I'll give a shit about anything they are concerned with. Until then they should go to their safe spaces and fuck the right off.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:27 PM (pw+jk)

22 I have to say that my faith makes me see this in a way that maybe not everyone does. Trying to say this carefully. I can't see me getting terrified.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:27 PM (90T4r)

23 I like the summary and don't think it missed anything. A lot of people my age or older just grow more and more skeptical with every "crisis". In the words of Robert Mitchum "Baby, I just don't care".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (C1Lsn)

24 Ahhh.......a local watering hole whose owner is retired 55th SOS and has brass balls is open.

First a shot of Jameson then a beer.

FTW!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (e+rs5)

25 Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to eat an Apple filled with Razor Blades.

Posted by: garrett at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (m2cNh)

26 Great summation, Brock.

My response is: you kids apparently enjoy shitting your pants weekly over some new fear or gross offense.

I'm from the generation where that was a sign of weakness and stupidity, so I'm not going to live that way.

Posted by: Gem at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (65i3Q)

27
Y2K and Its Digital Meltdown

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (pNxlR)

28 The Dihydrogen Monoxide panic is one of my faves.

Posted by: Fortcoins at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (JbL9Q)

29 going to be interesting to see if Texans heed Abbott. I'm thinking no.

Posted by: DanMan at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (kFOoV)

30 Yeah, so funny. My mother and her BF who are 73, left in their RV in the middle of this, about a week ago, for Florida. My wife was trying and trying to get them to change their mind, turn around, etc. No chance. They're vacationing in FLA in the RV. Panic be damned!!!

Posted by: deadrody at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (V9901)

31
RADON!!!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (7rVsF)

32
HIV / AIDS

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (pNxlR)

33
Then on the other hand, they've got stories out about Millennials themselves being to cavalier about this, going out on spring break and all that shit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (rCwaK)

34 I am already dead from cholesterol, exploding pickups, alar, global warming and tax cuts. How much more dead can I get?

Posted by: Ripley at March 19, 2020 05:28 PM (MxEKc)

35 I will assume my end is near when there are no tortillas or wine. A bottle of bleach in the truck allows me wipe down the shopping cart handle and a bleach soaked rag works on door handles and I have cleaned the surface for someone else also.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (MRP6A)

36 >>I am over 50, and I'd be glad to explain


what a Garbage Disposal is.

Posted by: garrett at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (m2cNh)

37 *Buck*

Put Buck and Throck together, lol.

Posted by: Gem at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (65i3Q)

38 I am over 50, and I just don't like being talked down to by younger people. Incidentally, I have Never Ever had that happen to me here.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (90T4r)

39 China syndrome and Radon are two other bullshit scares that cost all of us quality of life and $s.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (pw+jk)

40
Nuclear Armageddon

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (pNxlR)

41 Then again, HIV was a real thing. Except you mostly avoided it by not screwing skanks, homosexuals and IV drug abusers, which turns out to be fairly easy for most non-gay people.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (CPk08)

42 I'm from the generation where that was a sign of weakness and stupidity, so I'm not going to live that way.


EXACTLY

this is the other side of "victim chic" or whatever - this weird trend where young people tout their "issues" and wear them as badges of some sick kind of honor

you're supposed to be STOIC. and GRATEFUL. and have pride! like real pride not "victim group pride"

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (j9HX3)

43 Also the homelessness epidemic ravishing the nation that disappeared without a trace the day Clinton took office

Posted by: JebPilled at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (QUqEV)

44 It took my parents the segment of the woman on Tucker last night to get it. They have not been listening to us kids but saw how sick and painful the virus is. And they are older than that woman.

I don't get. I am seeing people in their 60's, 70's and 80's not even paying attention still

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vEIlU)

45 Sharp take.

Older Americans have been immunized against panic. Also, the CDC, which has not been adverse to inciting panic, reports a total of 171 deaths from sea to shining sea. We have been told the number of dead would escalate dramatically dead this week. Older Americans also can read.

I'm not so sanguine about these snowflakes, though. Over the last few years they have just veered from panic to panic, some of it over blatant hoaxes, and never paused. Apparently if social media says it is time to panic, panic.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (puu6v)

46 AIDS was primarily the 4-H club: Hemophiliacs, Haitians, Heroin users, and Homos.

That was at the dawn of the PC era and it took a while for the narrative to change. Ryan White and a few others not in this group were paraded in front of Congress to PROVE everyone was at risk.

But, some good did come out of it. The blood supply was cleaned up.

Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (V5VAm)

47 That isn't the demographic breakdown around here, but lets assume that the NE urban press, working off anecdotal data, is right this one time because it fits our preconceived biases. Ho hum.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (nBq51)

48 SATURATED FATS!! Eggs and Butter and bacon and ribeyes are the new pestilence!!

Posted by: Fortcoins at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (JbL9Q)

49
By cracky, I'm not going to be lectured by some young whippersnapper!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (7rVsF)

50 Millennials are soylent fags who's shit's all retarded and grew up in a culture that promotes and encourages their infantilization. The only thing that hasn't quite gotten en vogue yet in a world of manties and man buns (a contradiction of terms if ever there was one) is selling adult diapers for these arrested developed candy asses.

The olders and betters have seen it all and probably have seen the worst thing in their lives they've probably ever had to endure: A Jimmy Carter Presidency.

For them, this is nuttin'.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (+dsLj)

51 Because "Ha Ha"

No one gets out alive kiddo and the BS hype being foisted of on you is someone trying to get paid for word count without actual knowledge of the facts.

Plus I ain't skeerd of no damn virus that's less deadly than the flu.

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (qZdIZ)

52 Asbestos, lead paint, concrete playgrounds. We survives them all.

Posted by: The man who would be Paul Drake at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (FsgBK)

53 Then on the other hand, they've got stories out about Millennials themselves being to cavalier about this, going out on spring break and all that shit.


they're Gen Z and good for them

they're young, they should live life!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (j9HX3)

54 I just heard from someone at division on ft hood that 1st cav is being told to prepare for mobilization for martial law. This is second hand information, but from a reliable source. I know that soldiers get told to prepare for missions that don't materialize all the time, but still...

Posted by: Drc at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vbaSG)

55 Oh Shit! I've got a zit on my nose and it's prom night!

Posted by: pawn at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (PveK5)

56 I'll be scared when the infected turn blue-black, start shooting foaming blood from orifices and die in heaps like Imperial Japanese soldiers storming Guadalcanal.

Now, get off my lawn.

Posted by: 13times at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (K3B2k)

57 We lived through lots of other pandemics, we lived through mutual assured destruction, and a lot of is actually had measles, mumps, and rubella...we lived through a lot of " crises".... and we're not addicted to takeout.

Posted by: CN at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (ONvIw)

58 Yea though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of a Bad Cold... I shall fear no Sniffles

Posted by: mnw at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (Cssks)

59 Frankenfoods

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (d7Ww2)

60
Saturday night specials!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (7rVsF)

61 When we have a real national emergency no one will believe it.

Posted by: the boy who cried woof at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (Tnijr)

62 One of my neighbors survived Dachau. He likes to sit on his porch and smoke cigars in the evening. He waived me over the other day and said "Do you think these assholes *waives his cigar at the surrounding houses where all the window lickers are unpacking their cars* think toilet paper is going to save them? *exhales cigar and laughs*

I love that man.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (VpIIl)

63 Some more things we old people experienced and survived, and learned from -

Vietnam
Arab Oil Embargo
Children disappearing from every block (milk carton photo campaign)


Disco

Posted by: Gref at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (AMIL/)

64 53 Then on the other hand, they've got stories out about Millennials themselves being to cavalier about this, going out on spring break and all that shit.


they're Gen Z and good for them

they're young, they should live life!
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (j9HX3)

Couldn't agree more. They have many long years ahead in which to be miserable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (NWiLs)

65
We're still recovering from the 1987 stock market collapse.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (7rVsF)

66 Part of my personality, perhaps the determiner, was growing up rural. We were raised to do stuff, and not sit back and wait for life to be fixed for us. Farm people are jack of all trades sorts. A quality that is not held in high esteem anymore, by some.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (90T4r)

67 Boomer here - tail end of the boomer generation, mind you I rattled off just about the same list of hoaxes to a younger co-worker just last week. Y2K was what did me in. We spent nearly a year doing almost nothing else but preparing for the end of the world. Then my father-in-law died suddenly Christmas of 99. His funeral was NYE day. Completely forgot about Y2K until the fireworks going off at midnight woke us up. Thought 'Huh. I guess the world isn't going to end.'

People have lost their friggin minds about this virus.

Posted by: NavyMom at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (EYMQq)

68
Stagflation

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (7rVsF)

69 As the last year of the "boomer" generation (I just turned 56), I remember every single one of the events you listed. The one that concerned me the most was Killer Bees.
As a grade-schooler, I remember reading about it in the paper and was horrified that they were coming to get us.
I also vividly remember global cooling and because of that scare, rail on the "global warming" crowd that frequent my towns local newspaper website.

I have no patience anymore for anybodies BS. I feel old.

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (V25ON)

70 See, the problem is us old farts simply don't have the energy or interest in panicking any more.

And stay off our lawns.

Posted by: filbert at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (NiXyF)

71 My 8 year old daughter asked me why nobody in the media had the Coronavirus.

I told her "Sweetie, only human beings get sick from it"

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (qAR6u)

72 "9 I remember back in the 80's EVERYONE!!! was at risk for aids.

Yeah, they used to really screech about Rush Limbaugh using the phrase "the myth of heterosexual AIDS", and of course Rush was right."

Yep. And even back then, the academics who noted the same now-established fact were destroyed by snowflake forerunners.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (puu6v)

73 Thank you! Could not have said it better myself.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf should be required reading for ALL of these young "journalists."

Posted by: Tom at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (9ruCj)

74 Peak OIL!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (pw+jk)

75 Y2K was real, but all the important stuff got fixed long before the actual year rolled around. The media hysteria continued unabated, though.

Here's another real one for the pussified punks:

Us: stared nuclear holocaust right in its goddamned face. You: get PTSD because someone forgot to call you "xim".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (tLWGd)

76 How quickly we are forgotten.

Enjoy your lousy refrigerants, suckers.

Posted by: Hole in the Ozone at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (yL25O)

77 Bee extinction! Don't forget bee extinction!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (NWiLs)

78 I'm not panicking because I know every word in the media is a lie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

79 One - because I know I'm gonna die sooner or later and that's just the way it goes. Learn to live with it skippy.

Two - because I'm old enough to have seen enough bullshit, and this is bullshit. This is a a month of bad weekends in Chicago in casualties. It's a recognizable bullshit panic being employed by the American media, which fuels a lot of other media, to bring down an administration they hate. Same for the problems in England. You know how many people England loses to freezing to death every winter? Look it up.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (e284m)

80 19 You missed Acrylamide French Fries
-----
And let's not forget that crap about the apples. What was it Avilar?

Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (V5VAm)

81 The Boy Who Cried Wolf should be required reading for ALL of these young "journalists."
Posted by: Tom at March 19, 2020 05:33 PM (9ruCj)

Instruction manual. Like 1984.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (NWiLs)

82 My six-month-old daughter looked up at me and said, "if you really loved me you would panic like a stampeded herd of buffalo."

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (puu6v)

83 Ooohhh I remember global famine!We wuz ALL gonna die.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (CPk08)

84 65
We're still recovering from the 1987 stock market collapse.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:32 PM (7rVsF)

...

Ooooh. Black Monday, wasn't it?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (yL25O)

85 You forgot 30,000 dead during Katrina

Posted by: fran at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (CYcMV)

86 Asbestos. One whiff and you're dead.

Posted by: Sooner at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (YkGG9)

87 My observation is that lies more along political ideology than age. It just happens that us geezers fall on the right side of the line. I have a colleague at work, my age and hard-core leftists, that simply cannot stop spreading her fear and hysteria over this to everyone within earshot. She was finally told to stfu by one of the millennials on the IM chat app we all use in the office.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (F6tBH)

88
"Duck and cover!" The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Fall of the Soviet Union. Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (Pqytn)

89 A lot of older people arent pansies

Posted by: NCKate at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (la6X5)

90 There wolf

Posted by: Eyegore at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (aKsyK)

91 Stay Calm and Have a Corona

Posted by: Boomer T-Shirt at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (+nWCH)

92 80 19 You missed Acrylamide French Fries
-----
And let's not forget that crap about the apples. What was it Avilar?
Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (V5VAm)

Alar. It's mentioned in the post.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

93 When I was in grade school ('57-'63) we had H-Bomb drills. We were lined up and paraded down into the tunnels that were built beneath the school when the building was constructed in 1957. Once we were down there they shut off the lights, and we had to stay silent for about fifteen minutes in the dark while the air became stifling, and damn near unbreatheable. We had CONELRAD (sp?) civil defense spots on television, H- bomb preparedness, Bomb shelters, and an air raid siren every Saturday at noon.Que up the remainder of the list just posted.
JWM.

Posted by: jwm at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (HnUoF)

94 My Mom is a Depression Kid and has zero fucks to give about Coronamania. She remembers polio scares and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Like me, she prepares for possibilities but is fatalistic about the big stuff.

She already had a larder to see her through the apocalypse, because when you've been through what she has you understand that bad things can happen to good people and you plan accordingly.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

95 If we learn anything from these events is that, with the run on TP, there are more a**holes around us than we imagined.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (N39Ws)

96 Should seniors - and everyone - be super vigilant about hygiene and sanitizing right now? Absolutely. But should they engage in hair-pulling hysteria as demanded by young know-it-alls? Of course not.

Not hair pulling hysteria. My parents need to stop going shopping every day like they are used.

My mother is a chronic shopper. If she runs out of milk, store. Something is on sale somewhere, store.

Luckily stores are starting to close around them.

I am thinking they have been through a lot, too. My dad on a sub in the Navy during a more recent war. My mom raising 6 kids during all of what they witnessed.

Which is fine. I'm not pulling hair either. I just want them to do the most simple things right now. They have been saying for weeks "it's not around here." It took a doctor to tell them to stay home, but that didn't last long.

My dad has been going through multiple bouts of cancer. After going through chemo to kill one, he is on meds for another. I think he's in the YOLO mode.

I just don't want to lose my parents, so I'm a bit selfish here.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (vEIlU)

97 And here in Georgia, we die every winter during the Possible-Snow-This- Thursday Emergency Shutdown.

Posted by: Ripley at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (MxEKc)

98 I also remember all the UFO reports in the 70's.
Right around the time, I think, that "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" came out in theaters.

Imagine that...

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (V25ON)

99 I also read The Population Bomb in university.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

100 This is kinda funny because reading Instapundit you would get the idea that the situation is exactly opposite.

The boomers are freaking out because they're most at risk and those pesky kids don't give a damn.

Posted by: Manco at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (he2ZZ)

101 We lived through lots of other pandemics, we lived through mutual assured destruction, and a lot of is actually had measles, mumps, and rubella...we lived through a lot of " crises".... and we're not addicted to takeout.
Posted by: CN at March 19, 2020 05:31 PM (ONvIw)
+++++++++++++
Taekout's still available...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (hYcqw)

102 Toxic fumes from microwave popcorn...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

103 Ya know, children raised in daycares are programmed to look for an authority figure to fix everything. And there's a lot of situations to fix in a daycare setting.

Posted by: Emmie at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (ouBhA)

104
Gas rationing

The frickin' 55 mph speed limit

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (7rVsF)

105 My God, this thread is actually on topic with what I have been thinking. I have received so many updates and important messages from work and from the Coast Guard about the Wuhan Flu and they are all repetitive. Yes, it is bad; yes, we will wash our hands; yes, no in-person meetings; etc.


Rant: My God, we get it! We get it! Please stop repeating every God Blessed thing! Repeating the same instructions and warnings again, and again, and again, and again, and again is NOT HELPING!!! It is annoying as all get out! If you don't have anything new to say just say "We have nothing new, we will let you know when things change and then take the opportunity to just SHUT THE HECK UP!
We'll get through this, it isn't the end of the world, and you aren't going to get a medal or special recognition for sending out the forty-fifth memo saying "Remember to wash your hands" - you may get a response you were not asking for.
Rant Off.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (aRg0N)

106
Us: WE WERE OUT AND ABOUT ALL OVER THE PLACE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, AS KIDS AND OUR PARENTS WANTED IT THAT WAY!

Millennials: Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (pNxlR)

107 Here is the deal. In the long run, we're dead. Once that sinks in, you have become an adult.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (90T4r)

108 Risk?

Pfffft.

Hey, when I was a young kid, we spend at least once a week in first grade practicing "duck and cover".

It was pretty much common knowledge among my second graders that the Russians were going to drop atomic bombs on our cities. Our worst fears were confirmed in 1962 with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

And our older cousins and neighbors knew a real virus - the polio virus - that would mysteriously cripple some kids and adults while missing others completely.



So pardon us baby boomers for not getting all worked up for some lousy Chinese virus. We've seen much worse, and lived through it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (sy5kK)

109 Second-hand smoke! One whiff and you're dead.

Posted by: Sooner at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (YkGG9)

110 Been there, done that too many times.

Really don't mind if I sit this one out.

(Apologies to IA)

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (7ZQe3)

111 93
When I was in grade school ('57-'63) we had H-Bomb drills. We were lined
up and paraded down into the tunnels that were built beneath the school
when the building was constructed in 1957. Once we were down there they
shut off the lights, and we had to stay silent for about fifteen
minutes in the dark while the air became stifling, and damn near
unbreatheable. We had CONELRAD (sp?) civil defense spots on television,
H- bomb preparedness, Bomb shelters, and an air raid siren every
Saturday at noon.Que up the remainder of the list just posted.
JWM.


Posted by: jwm at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (HnUoF)
I'm a little younger than you, but remember those drills from the early 70s.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (N39Ws)

112 None of this shit ever kept the sun from coming up or going down.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (MRP6A)

113 Yeah the killer bees. There were experts and books and movies and everything. Whole skyscrapers were going to covered with swarms of bees.

Posted by: the boy who cried woof at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (Tnijr)

114 This is all going to end when we get more data and realize how low the fatality rate actually is.

Right now, we're dealing with a stack of unknowns. Once the biggest becomes a known (the mortality rate) a lot of the reaction will change.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (zZbCU)

115 Louisiana governor is talking about how we're going to run out of hospital beds and doctors.

Sigh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (wSGZR)

116 "85 You forgot 30,000 dead during Katrina"

...and the cannibalism. Yeah, that was ugly.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (puu6v)

117
The ozone layer.
We were suppose all go blind and get skin cancer at the same time.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (t6XCL)

118 "Posted by: Drc at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vbaSG)"

I just heard they are going to track down anyone spreading false rumors and have 1st ARMOR drive their m1a1's through their fucking living rooms then have 1st CAV Red Team moo up with some M777 fire. Douche.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (bGY3H)

119 i survived lbj, nixon, clinton, ophuckstick. i'll survive this chink flu. not to mention the bush cabal. i have probably been exposed to worse and never knew. i don't expect to live forever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (KP5rU)

120
you may get a response you were not asking for.
Rant Off.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (aRg0N)


My fist was clean when it knocked your teeth out.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (7rVsF)

121 Im pretty sure its because they are brainwashed by Rush Limbaugh and FoxNews.

Didnt read the linked articles, but Id wager a roll of TP on that

Posted by: McCool at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (sZaoP)

122 And I've read Silent Spring and noticed there are still a lot of raptors around.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (Uu+Jp)

123 >>Us: stared nuclear holocaust right in its goddamned face. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (tLWGd)

"The Day After."Wait, you mean everybody dies?

Yes.Everybody??
Yes. Some immediately, some horrifyingly by radiation sickness. But yes, everyone.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (yvnmY)

124 "114 This is all going to end when we get more data and realize how low the fatality rate actually is.

Right now, we're dealing with a stack of unknowns. Once the biggest becomes a known (the mortality rate) a lot of the reaction will change."

It's happening even now. Every day the confirmed case number rises and the morbidity very incrementally increases.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (puu6v)

125 Some others:

Mayan calendar

Planetary alignments (good at least every ten years)

Secret bible decoding (good at least every 15 years)

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (x8Q/V)

126 107 Here is the deal. In the long run, we're dead. Once that sinks in, you have become an adult.
Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (90T4r)


The exact same attitude that a soldier must have going into battle.

"You're already dead, dude, might as well get this party started!"

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (sy5kK)

127 BUZZFEED NEWS: "How Millennials Are Talking To Their Boomer Relatives About The Coronavirus"

____________


They're MILLENNIALsplaining, BUZZsplaining, and VOXsplaining?

Posted by: ShainS at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (kyz/M)

128 They should write a parable about this

Posted by: Chicken Little at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (BDQo0)

129 The Hale-Bopp Comet killed us all, too.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (puu6v)

130 "The ozone layer."
The hole in the ozone closed up. You can thank HAARP.

Posted by: the boy who cried whoops at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (Tnijr)

131 I started perusing some old articles from the 70s written by scientists and experts of every flavor and it was eye opening.

One, we were all going to die of the ice age.

Two, we would run out of oil by 1980.

Three, Pollution would make the air unbreathable in 10 years.

Four, DDT would kill us all.

Five, Overpopulation would kill us all.

Six: Trees would be depleted causing oxygen to be depleted, which would kill us all.


TOP.

MEN.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (+dsLj)

132 Acid rain.

Eggs.

Salt.

Microwaves from microwave ovens.

Getting a tan.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (yL25O)

133 >>I just heard they are going to track down anyone
spreading false rumors and have 1st ARMOR drive their m1a1's through
their fucking living rooms then have 1st CAV Red Team moo up with some
M777 fire. Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 05:37 PM (bGY3H)


This is a false rumor.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (yvnmY)

134
I clean my alar-covered irradiated GMO apples with radon from CFC-based aerosol cans.

I love living dangerously.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (EGyGV)

135
They should write a parable about this
Posted by: Chicken Little

==========

Tell me about it.

Posted by: The Boy Who Cried Wolf at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (vQX+5)

136 Look at the bight side. No matter how long the Coronavirus lasts, it will be shorter than John McCain's funeral.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (VpIIl)

137 I am over 50, and I just don't like being talked down to by younger people. Incidentally, I have Never Ever had that happen to me here.
Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (90T4r)
-------

Okay Boomer.

Posted by: bluebell, who is "29." at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (/669Q)

138 127 BUZZFEED NEWS: "How Millennials Are Talking To Their Boomer Relatives About The Coronavirus"

____________


They're MILLENNIALsplaining, BUZZsplaining, and VOXsplaining?
Posted by: ShainS at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (kyz/M)

Arrogant little bastards, aren't they?

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (90T4r)

139 >>Mayan calendar


I have a basement filled with those things!

Posted by: garrett at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (m2cNh)

140 Everyone has the right to check out as they see fit.

I'd rather die living my life than as a freaked out shut in, afraid to visit friends and family.

This is not Captain Tripps. Not even close.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (ifmtJ)

141 She already had a larder to see her through the apocalypse, because when you've been through what she has you understand that bad things can happen to good people and you plan accordingly.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)
+++++++++++++++
My dad maintains some serious supplies. He and my mom could probably eat for a year. Not well, but eat. We jokingly (because we're not) refer to it as the "Mormon Store."

But there was never a blizzard or a power failure where we had a problem, even holed up for days. Like all things, "prepping" can be done to excess but it is also reasonable to lay in some supplies for a bad event. I am bad at this myself, in part because of space (I have little).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (hYcqw)

142 I had forgotten about the Killer Bees! Man, glad that one didn't pan out.

Posted by: April at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (OX9vb)

143 these governors are PISSING ME OFF

Wolf came out with big smile, closing more shit today

I didn't know anything here was left open! but not anymore according to that asshat

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (j9HX3)

144
This is kinda funny because reading Instapundit you would get the idea that the situation is exactly opposite.

The boomers are freaking out because they're most at risk and those pesky kids don't give a damn.
Posted by: Manco


They just showed "Spring Breakers" on the beach in Florida who weren't to concerned about it. One guy said they should be worried about hunger and poverty instead of Corona.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (aKsyK)

145
What's this?

Harveywood Celerys sing "Imagine"

I didn't watch it, but is it one of those stupid celery "psa's" where it's edited to show each of them say a word, over and over?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (8lLxM)

146 129 The Hale-Bopp Comet killed us all, too.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (puu6v)

Nah, just those Heaven's Gate weirdos.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (NWiLs)

147 Here is the deal. In the long run, we're dead. Once that sinks in, you have become an adult.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (90T4r)


Heh, I'm having my head frozen next week!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (2N7oZ)

148 Boomers have been fed the Coming Apocalypse since we were rug rats

There were the nuclear attack duck under the desk drills. That led to the joke of "Put your hands behind your head, push your head down, and kiss your ass goodbye"

The 50's and 60's also had the UFO mania, if we didn't nuke each other we were going to get invaded by Martians

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (qAR6u)

149 137 I am over 50, and I just don't like being talked down to by younger people. Incidentally, I have Never Ever had that happen to me here.
Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:29 PM (90T4r)
-------

Okay Boomer.
Posted by: bluebell, who is "29." at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (/669Q)


Oh, Priceless!!

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (90T4r)

150 Definitely boomer here.Went to two grocery stores in order to find the two things I needed(not needed but wanted) and when I told my son, he was appalled. Did I wipe everything down. God, I touched all those things that other people touched. He said he ahdn't been out of his apartment in 3 days. Of course, he's newly married and both he and his wife are working from home.I'm more likely to die of boredom or lonliness before the coronavirus.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (QzF6i)

151
Eight years of Obama.
Survived it.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (t6XCL)

152 Aside from not trusting anything the Pravda media says and along with all the overhyped stories, I'm not panicking because I'm taking sensible precautions and if I do get it and die, well nobody wants to die a long death in pain, but I really have a religious faith that makes me unafraid of life after this life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (WI7YS)

153 I'm a Boomer (73) and it's all true . Every example of media hysteria you listed. Here's another. Some scientists kept a Doomsday clock that was supposed to record the time until the world disappeared in a thermonuclear war. Some people even built bomb shelters in their back yards. I asked my Dad if we were going to build a bomb shelter and he said no. I asked my Mom if there was going to be a war. She answered no, it was all Democrats' and tv scaremongering. Stevenson was the Democrat candidate for President running against Eisenhower, who was running for reelection.

Posted by: Mary Wilbur at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (artIV)

154
I have cancer from cell phone towers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (7rVsF)

155 OMG, I forgot....Jimmy Carter!!!!!!!

Posted by: pawn at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (PveK5)

156 Don't bet on it Zod. I know people.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (bGY3H)

157 144
This is kinda funny because reading Instapundit you would get the idea that the situation is exactly opposite.

The boomers are freaking out because they're most at risk and those pesky kids don't give a damn.
Posted by: Manco

They just showed "Spring Breakers" on the beach in Florida who weren't to concerned about it. One guy said they should be worried about hunger and poverty instead of Corona.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (aKsyK)


Yeah, they seemed Real Worried.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (90T4r)

158 Posted by: Drc at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vbaSG)

No you didn't. Go back to China, liar.

Posted by: Pete Polarek at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (C1NyB)

159 8 years of Biden/Bhussein. I survived.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (JFO2v)

160 Dansgirls, and Ace

Me too with the Killer Bees scare. Was scared to death by desciptions of how the bees were gradually making their way northward, since we lived in southern AZ at the time and would be the first US region overcome by them.

Always had a fear of bee stings anyway. And I don't like bugs.

Posted by: Hands at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (786Ro)

161 The Hale-Bopp Comet killed us all, too.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (puu6v)


C'mon. The Hanson Brothers weren't that bad.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (2N7oZ)

162
"The ozone layer."
The hole in the ozone closed up. You can thank HAARP.


Posted by: the boy who cried whoops at March 19, 2020 05:39 PM (Tnijr)

The Marx brother with the horn?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (9jt1l)

163 By the time I was 12 I had broken my ankle, my wrist, some small bone near my thumb (that one hurt the most), both my radius and ulna at once (walked myself to the hospital), three fingers and a couple of ribs.

I was just an average kid doing average fun kid stuff, playing apartment tag, scuffling, climbing trees, riding bicycles, just kid stuff. Children were to protected after 1990. It is sad. Bet most haven't had anything more than a hangnail.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (pw+jk)

164 You missed Acrylamide French Fries

And Radon gas.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (HaL55)

165 This is kinda funny because reading Instapundit you would get the idea that the situation is exactly opposite.

The boomers are freaking out because they're most at risk and those pesky kids don't give a damn.


Split fifty-fifty in my social circles. I took note early on and started preparing, best I could, when neither of my parents thought it was important. I introduced them, and my extended family to Dr Campbell's videos, at which point both my mother and my millennial sibling in the healthcare field suddenly started taking it very seriously indeed. Meantime, the younger folks at church were just laughing it off until a couple weeks ago.

But, as I said, Vox gives the "If it feels good, do it" generation to complain about their screwed-up children, so it must be true.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (nBq51)

166 "APOCALYPSE IS IMMINENT!!!"


***********


Anybody remember the doomsday threat of equine oral herpes? Was quite the hubbub until an old country veterinarian came up with a cure.

You guessed it. They called him the pox man of the poor horses' lips!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (m45I2)

167 Power line EMF makes you sterile.

Posted by: the boy who cried whoops at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (Tnijr)

168 Net Neutrality kill me.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (JFO2v)

169 I am a shy over 50. I offered to buy plane ticket for freshman college son to fly to Florida for a spring break, since I will never be able to afford one at normal prices. sorry, I*m just conditioned that way, and if that makes me a bad parent, so be it.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (+FPkr)

170 Harveywood Celerys sing "Imagine"

I didn't watch it, but is it one of those stupid celery "psa's" where it's edited to show each of them say a word, over and over?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (8lLxM)

As if being stuck inside wasn't torment enough...

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (qAR6u)

171 Holy cow, this is great. Brilliant in its simplicity, and from a Brit too!

https://youtu.be/_ds9u0O6X8o

Posted by: Citizen of Bureaustan at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (ldmQR)

172 OT: Y'all want a heavy duty conspiracy floating around and sent to me today?
-----------------


HERE'S THE TRUTH BEHIND IT ALL:

Bill Gates and Barack Obama released a docuseries on Netflix called PANDEMIC in January right before the Wuhan virus was "discovered."

The docuseries pushed the need for the Gates' Foundation to receive funding to carry on virus research to prevent the next PANDEMIC!

Bill Gates funded the Wuhan lab in China that released the Wuhan virus. Bill Gates' was a member of China's Academy of Sciences who built the lab and he was awarded their highest honor.

The Wuhan virus was originally developed at the University of North Carolina by NIH grants approved by the Obama administration in 2012.

The NIH defunded the UNC research in 2016 so the Communist Chinese scientists left UNC and took their work to the NEWLY BUILT Wuhan lab in 2017 - funded by Gates & pals.

The head of the Harvard Chemistry department, with ties to Gates and Epstein, was arrested for accepting bribes from the Communists. Did Epstein know what was coming?

The Pirbright Institute, funded by Bill Gates, owns the "patent" on the Coronavirus genetic sequencing. They did simulation testing on a global PANDEMIC in 2018.

Bill Gates and Barack Obama docuseries marketed the need for a global "universal" vaccine to replace all other flu vaccines. I believe it will be designed to deliver a human chip via nanotechnology.

12,469 people in the US died of H1N1 flu (from Mexico) under Obama in 2009, many of them children, because he waited 6 months to do anything & never closed the border.

The media said nothing about fatalities from H1N1 but is creating a huge panic around the 20 US deaths from the Wuhan virus to destroy the US economy before the election.

Over 36,000 people in the US have died from the common flu this year and the media says NOTHING about that - but is creating a huge panic around the 20 US deaths from the Wuhan virus.

18 out of the 20 total US deaths from the Wuhan virus have come from a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington - the home area of Bill Gates.

Half the staff at that nursing home have been infected with Wuhan virus. They appear to be the carriers. The nursing home draws employees from a large Chinese population across the border in Canada. I believe Gates is placing carriers in vulnerable locations for the narrative and funding.

Right after the first deaths were reported in Bill Gates home area, the Governor declared a national emergency and Congress approved over $8 billion - even though Trump asked for only a quarter of that. Much of the funding will flow to Gates' global partners.

Suddenly Bill Gates says his "foundation" will offer in-home testing kits where you swab your nose with a Q-Tip and send it to his labs. How convenient!

19 out of the 21 who tested positive on the Princess Cruise ship were CREW MEMBERS. Meaning the crews are carriers and are infecting passengers. Who put them there?

The virus started in South Korea because the leaders of a "doomsday" cult went to Wuhan, China and went back and infected 8,000 of their members. Who paid them to do that?

Iran's leaders suddenly became infected after Iran's foreign leader met with John Kerry in Munich and laughed about the virus on camera. Almost like he was told to go home and create panic.

All those videos out of Communist China of them disinfecting the streets, people dying on the streets and thrashing bodies - were all fake and sent out by Communist propagandists.

Real videos show Hong Kong freedom fighters being rounded up in handcuffs and sent off to the "hospital" where it's likely their organs are harvested and they are cremated.

Real videos show elderly people in Communist China trapped in buildings and left to die with no food.

Real videos show that Communist China installed major NEW surveillance cameras and technology to monitor people on the street & in their offices since the virus was released.

Real videos show the Chinese people yelling "IT'S ALL FAKE" from high rises as the Communists pretend to care for them on the streets below.

They are now forced to use an app which tells them when they can come and go and tracks their every move. How did the Communists suddenly develop this technology in a month? This was part of the plan.

After Trump closed travel from Communist China in January, the Chinese blamed the US and threatened to hold back our pharmaceuticals unless we opened travel back up again. They didn't expect him to do that - that thwarted their plans to seed the US with more cases.

I believe the virus is no more dangerous than the common cold - but has been engineered to be highly infectious and impact the elderly and sick. Thankfully, it is NOT affecting children and young adults like pandemic flu does.

I believe the virus was unleashed by the Communist Party to scare people back into their homes and stop the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pro-freedom protests.

I believe the virus was unleashed by the Communists to crash the US economy and drive people away from Trump rallies.

I believe the virus was unleashed to help the Communists assert global control and to cull the elderly and weak.

ALL respiratory viral outbreaks peak in March and end in April. I believe this one too.

The SARS Coronavirus panic dropped the market 20percent in March 2003, under Bush, and it came roaring back even higher by July. In other words, they've done this before to a Republican administration before an election.

Now the fake news is trying to distance Wuhan from the virus -- and so is Communist China. That means we're right over the target.

Every single one of my statements has been reported by numerous sources. This is not a conspiracy. This is real.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (vEIlU)

173
Heh, I'm having my head frozen next week!
Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (2N7oZ)


All available evidence says it already is frozen.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (pNxlR)

174 Not a boomer. (Gen x here) but...

I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.


These millennials are pussies

Posted by: Gman at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (+n7qB)

175 94 My Mom is a Depression Kid and has zero fucks to give about Coronamania. She remembers polio scares and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Like me, she prepares for possibilities but is fatalistic about the big stuff.

She already had a larder to see her through the apocalypse, because when you've been through what she has you understand that bad things can happen to good people and you plan accordingly.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

THIS.

I keep thinking of our parents who lived through all that and how they would get us through every damn scare the press threw at us growing up. What breaks my heart is to see the fear in people that is out there right now.

Yes, let's be cautious, especially around and for the most vulnerable, but let's not stop living.

Growing up, one of our neighbors used to lament how soft younger generations were. Any time she heard someone worrying about current events, she would tell them to , "Stick your thumb up your a-- and deal with it."

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (8/7u2)

176 OMG, I forgot....Jimmy Carter!!!!!!!

Posted by: pawn at March 19, 2020 05:41 PM (PveK5)

=================
I didn't

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (Pqytn)

177 I believe this is a real problem, or will be, but I'm not freaking out about it. I already avoided people. People suck for the most part.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (THbjj)

178 Okay, GenXer, just doesn't have the same cache to it, somehow.

Posted by: Hands at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (786Ro)

179 My liberal MIL and her husband are boomer leftists approaching 70.

They are absolutely convinced that 1.) Trump, not China, is responsible for the Chinese Virus. 2.) the earth is going so warm that the Oceans will swallow up entire cities 3.) Guns are bad and need to be entirely removed from society and a whole host of other looney beliefs.

There isn't a day that goes by where my wife isn't at her wits end because her mother keeps mouthing off about Republicans.

In a way I'm glad this virus is in the news. They were slated to spend the night here before and after a trip to Greece. Their trip was cancelled. Yay me.

Posted by: Dansgirls at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (V25ON)

180 Smoked oysters still on the shelves.
#Winning

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (yvnmY)

181 I also survived the west Nile virus outbreak.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

182
Every. Government. Shutdown.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (7rVsF)

183 I remember reading the Global Cooling article in Time magazine as a kid. It was kind of cool that summer and I was seriously concerned this was the end of warm summers and soon we'd be wearing parkas and living in igloos.

Ok, so I was just a kid. Give me a break.

Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (V5VAm)

184 We know a thing or two, because we've seen a thing or two. - Farmers Boomers

Posted by: wth at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (v0R5T)

185 > Some scientists kept a Doomsday clock that was supposed to record the time until the world disappeared in a thermonuclear war.

"Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists", which has always been a communist propaganda rag, not any kind of scholarly scientific journal.

For one, "atomic scientist" isn't even a thing. It sure sounds impressive, though.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (tLWGd)

186 Posted by: Drc at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vbaSG)

You had a typo in your handle. Should either be "DNC" or "PRC".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (WI7YS)

187 8 Well, I personally know a few older Boomers who have never really accepted their age, and thus their vulnerability to this type of virus. Maybe there is some of that famous "forever youthful" attitude that some Boomers are known for.



You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (sy5kK)

188 166 "APOCALYPSE IS IMMINENT!!!"


***********


Anybody remember the doomsday threat of equine oral herpes? Was quite the hubbub until an old country veterinarian came up with a cure.

You guessed it. They called him the pox man of the poor horses' lips!
Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (m45I2)

Same as downtown, 25 bucks!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (JFO2v)

189 @FoxNews 3 minutes ago

BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced legislation to provide as much as $1,200 per person and $2,400 per couple in the U.S. amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Saying lawmakers won't go "anywhere" until they take action, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday introduced legislation to provide as much as $1,200 per person and $2,400 per couple in the U.S. amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The draft legislation, obtained by Fox News, would provide minimum payments of $600, and aid would be phased down at income thresholds of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 per couple. Additionally, there would be $500 payments for each child.

The rebate amount is slated to be reduced by $5 for each $100 a taxpayer’s income exceeds the legislation's threshold. The amount is therefore reduced to zero for single taxpayers with incomes exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers. The IRS will determine income based on taxpayers' 2018 tax returns.

Posted by: Tami at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (cF8AT)

190
Right now, we're dealing with a stack of unknowns. Once the biggest becomes a known (the mortality rate) a lot of the reaction will change."

It's happening even now. Every day the confirmed case number rises and the morbidity very incrementally increases.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (puu6v)


Sounds like you need to go hide somewhere. Good grief.

Posted by: Sooner at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (YkGG9)

191 I applaud those twerking tarts and beer-chugging broheims for their bravery in the face of death. They shall be borne aloft by tramp-stamped Valkyries to Brohalla.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

192 We should count are blessings. Because the schools are closed, kids aren't being indoctrinated.

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (Pqytn)

193 Now, Wine, and some veggie lasagna tonight.

Enjoy the helicopters.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (vEIlU)

194
President Trump tax cuts.
Survived it.

Posted by: YIKES! at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (t6XCL)

195 I do still worry some about Spontaneous Human Combustion though.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (yL25O)

196 Well, most Florida cities have ordered their beaches shut down.

Fucking hysterical idiots. If you're going to get it being outside, we might as well all become "Bubble Boys"

This will do wonders for those who will go nuts if they can't go outside for some beach time

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (qAR6u)

197 As 29+ year old myself, I am WAY more scared of these little totalitarian , "socialist", dictator wannabes and their fellow travelers embedded in the US bureaucracies and legislatures than I am of Chinese Lung AIDs.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (LJes8)

198 169 I am a shy over 50. I offered to buy plane ticket for freshman college son to fly to Florida for a spring break, since I will never be able to afford one at normal prices. sorry, I*m just conditioned that way, and if that makes me a bad parent, so be it.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (+FPkr)

Not in my book. Hope he has fun. I sure did, years past.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (90T4r)

199 Jesus, you forgot:

Nuclear war!
Red tides
SARS
Bird Flu
Russian collusion
World War III with Iran (that was only January of this year and already totally forgotten)
Domestic terrorism
And so many many more.

God, so many times we have been expected to panic.

Posted by: dude at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (hpbeA)

200 143 I 'll never set foot in PA as long as Tom Wolf is the Duce. Smirking imbecile elected by two city states. Also, has anybody heard when the plastic straw and bag island floating through the Pacific is going to dock at Catalina?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (C1Lsn)

201 My Mom had about 14 diseases. Scarlet fever, mump, measles.....

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (JFO2v)

202 Why Won't At-Risk Boomers Panic About the Wuhan Virus?


To borrow from Farmer's Insurance,

"It's because we've seen a thing or two".

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (mndtc)

203 Symbionese Liberation Army
DC sniper (the white van that turned out to be a red Buick.)

Posted by: The man who would be Paul Drake at March 19, 2020 05:45 PM (FsgBK)

204 Power line EMF makes you sterile.


Posted by: the boy who cried whoops at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (Tnijr)


If only.

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (2N7oZ)

205 Look when all the demo-communist governors and mayors start closing down public transportation, They will have done the number one thing to stop the spread of Chicom coronovirus.

BUT

None of them have done that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (pw+jk)

206 the valdez oil spill was going to destroy the entire pacific ocean

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (d7Ww2)

207
Disintegrating coral reefs!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (7rVsF)

208 Definitely boomer here.Went to two grocery stores in
order to find the two things I needed(not needed but wanted) and when I
told my son, he was appalled. Did I wipe everything down. God, I
touched all those things that other people touched. He said he ahdn't
been out of his apartment in 3 days. Of course, he's newly married and
both he and his wife are working from home.I'm more likely to die of
boredom or lonliness before the coronavirus.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:40 PM (QzF6i)


I'm still going into the office. Every day those who telecommute get another micro-managing burden assigned to them (they haven't had cameras installed in their houses yet to make sure they are working) whereas I live two miles from the office and once I get there it's just me, one secretary, and the division chief and noting special to put in or do to prove I am working.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (aRg0N)

209 191 I applaud those twerking tarts and beer-chugging broheims for their bravery in the face of death. They shall be borne aloft by tramp-stamped Valkyries to Brohalla.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (Dc2NZ)

May the gods brotect them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

210 I remember fear mongering about the coming AIDS epidemic.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (Uu+Jp)

211 Cell phone brain cancer.

Posted by: TakeFive at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (V5VAm)

212 Oh how the Brazilian rainforests have been "going to disappear" for my entire lifetime.

Posted by: dude at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (hpbeA)

213 Smoked oysters still on the shelves.
#Winning
Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (yvnmY)
-------

There's a reason for that. Same reason that frozen cauliflower and frozen lima beans are still plentiful.

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (/669Q)

214 Look when all the demo-communist governors and mayors start closing down public transportation

Racist.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (LJes8)

215 Spot on Ace. I am taking precautions but I'm not anywhere near panic mode. I just can't find any eggs. I really love my eggs in the morning.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (dUJdY)

216 Pantry-Dump Cocktail Party
Recipe by Zod:

ScotchKahluaChocolate syrupEgg noodlesCake flourCanned salmonDrink umbrellasCup O' SoupOyster sauceAlien rubber facemaskair horn


Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (yvnmY)

217 Every single one of my statements has been reported by numerous sources. This is not a conspiracy. This is real.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (vEIlU)
++++++++++++++++
That is wheels-within-wheels stuff, right there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (hYcqw)

218

The amount is therefore reduced to zero for single taxpayers with incomes exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers. The IRS will determine income based on taxpayers' 2018 tax returns.


So it's mostly for Democrat voters.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (8lLxM)

219 Best part of hurricanes in TLH was we were just on the cusp and then Costco put out pallets of vodka. Out front, on the fucking sidewalk. And if you left without a handle people laughed at you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (JFO2v)

220 213 Smoked oysters still on the shelves.
#Winning
Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:43 PM (yvnmY)
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There's a reason for that. Same reason that frozen cauliflower and frozen lima beans are still plentiful.
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (/669Q)

Lots of Creamed Eels, too.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (90T4r)

221
Me too with the Killer Bees scare. Was scared to death by desciptions of how the bees were gradually making their way northward, since we lived in southern AZ at the time and would be the first US region overcome by them.

Always had a fear of bee stings anyway. And I don't like bugs.
Posted by: Hands


I remember them being called "Africanized" bees. How racist can you get!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (aKsyK)

222 Step on a crack, break you mothers back: huge hoax.

Posted by: Ripley at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (MxEKc)

223 12 oh god the AIDS thing

that really put a massive damper on my teen years

hey who was the doc who kept claiming it was going to decimate the heterosexual population too???

Fox or F-something?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:25 PM (j9HX3)

Long before the gubbermint proclamations, it became common knowledge on the street that as long as you kept two hard things out of your body - a needle in your arm, or a dick up your ass - you probably weren't going to catch AIDS.

The details were later.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (sy5kK)

224 Eight years of Obama. Survived it.


Heh.

Posted by: Bubba Clintoon at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (EgshT)

225 >> Sounds like you need to go hide somewhere. Good grief.

He's saying just the opposite. The mortality rate is decreasing. The morbidity rate is the number of people infected/sick.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (rCwaK)

226 I'm just wondering

Why haven't all "non-essential" government agencies been shout down?

Why are lawyer's offices still open?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (qAR6u)

227 My wife has kept us pretty well stocked up with emergency supplies and foodstuffs. Also toilet paper. Our kids (late 30's and 40's) joke about coming over here for supplies. We are going to start calling it 'shopping at Mom's Club' and charge a membership fee.

It'll be on a sliding scale, higher fee for those who have previously openly mocked her.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (m45I2)

228 215 Spot on Ace. I am taking precautions but I'm not anywhere near panic mode. I just can't find any eggs. I really love my eggs in the morning.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (dUJdY)

Have an extra dozen. Send them right over, Jewell!

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (90T4r)

229 Don't forget the "Jupiter Effect". It was supposed to happen in 1980 with all the planets lined up on one side of the sun, causing weird gravitational effects that were going cause all sorts of natural disasters on Earth.

IIRC the Japs even made a movie remotely related to it. In 1982!

https://youtu.be/Kq8oTGWozjg

Posted by: Hands at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (786Ro)

230
So the more taxes you pay*, the less relief you get from McConnell and the Republicans?


*Because you earned more.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (8lLxM)

231 Lots of Creamed Eels, too.
---
*horks daintily into kerchief*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

232 OK - I'll say it. I disagree with the first premise here. Plenty of Boomers ARE all in on this bullshit flu panic.

Ain't no Gen X governors. All Boomers. All shitting the bed.

Shall we start guessing the ages of the panic mongers here ? Pretty sure a certain guy from Lower LA is NOT a Boomer. Pretty certain a committed toker, boater, and New England poster as well as a recent Corona Convert is. We can go on if anyone likes.

The thing is - the late stage of the Boomers prepped the battlefield for this.

Posted by: We're All Gonna Die at March 19, 2020 05:48 PM (71st6)

233 The late great John Belushi treated killer bees as a joke when the hysteria was happening.

Posted by: csmats at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (X5VFN)

234 I remember riding in a car as a child without a seat belt on.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (Uu+Jp)

235 212 Oh how the Brazilian rainforests have been "going to disappear" for my entire lifetime.
Posted by: dude at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (hpbeA)

...

And then Ben and Jerrys became the first woke firm ever with Rainforest Crunch.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (yL25O)

236 >>There's a reason for that. Same reason that frozen cauliflower and frozen lima beans are still plentiful. Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (/669Q)

(Fast forward twenty years, post-food-apocalypse. Zod, creased with age, cackling, smoked-oyster oil dripping down Aqualung cheeks, cradling bluebell's brainpan in an oily palm)

"Alas, poor Bluebell..."

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (yvnmY)

237 206 the valdez oil spill was going to destroy the entire pacific ocean
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (d7Ww2)

Remember the sombrero. The well off Mexico that was going to kill the Gulf. The well was spewing raw crude for months. Ships that came back to port (in US) were washed down with diesel!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (JFO2v)

238 LMAO, thank you Internet:

Someone called Islam the Koranovirus.

I plead guilty to stealing that.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (oZuI0)

239 @greta

Former UN ambassador Haley resigns from Boeing board, opposing government aid

Posted by: Tami at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (cF8AT)

240 "136 Look at the bight side. No matter how long the Coronavirus lasts, it will be shorter than John McCain's funeral."

I bet social distancing doesn't apply to attending the McCain funeral.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (puu6v)

241 What a wild, wacky walk down memory lane ... jeez, I'd almost forgotten some of the stuff mentioned in the comments above.

No wonder we're mostly immune to bs, with all the exposure we've had.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (zlgJP)

242 I'm still going into the office. Every day those who telecommute get another micro-managing burden assigned to them (they haven't had cameras installed in their houses yet to make sure they are working) whereas I live two miles from the office and once I get there it's just me, one secretary, and the division chief and noting special to put in or do to prove I am working.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (aRg0N)

The millennials in my office are freaked out and working from home (or so they say..I wonder because they never answer their damn phone when I call); all us 'older' workers are in the office calmly carrying on. With precautions but no panic.

Posted by: IC at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (sYDum)

243 A little older to qualify, but my wife is one. We went to Walmart today so she could pick up her new glasses. I openly and loudly mocked all the toilet paper buyers, all of them younger than we.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (+fPHo)

244 And then Ben and Jerrys became the first woke firm ever with Rainforest Crunch.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (yL25O)

=====================
I ate a bug.

Posted by: River Tam at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (Pqytn)

245 aww tubal.. thanks!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (dUJdY)

246 I am a full fledged Boomer. I was born in 1950. So far, I see no reason to panic. Everyone likes to point to Italy and the deaths there. May I point out that Italy has been deluged with low hygiene and low IQ invaders from Africa for some time now?

BTW, even before the Wuhan, Italy's health care was not great. I spent 6 days in a tiny village hospital in Fivizzano. I had vertigo after a fall in Paris. I was ready to leave the hospital after the second day--because I was so much better. However, my watercolor workshop host refused to let me come back to the property--a 16th Watermill because of his insurance.

In that hospital:

* No AC
* No screens on the window--bees flew in and out all day
* No phone or TV
* When my family, the travel insurance folks, or the American Embassy called about me, the switchboard would say no patient by that name and hang up
* No hospital gowns (which was nasty because I had thrown up all over myself. They eventually brought my luggage and so I had my nightgowns and robe. BTW, I would hand wash those nightgowns and hang them out the window to dry.
* No emesis basins--they would just give me one of those blue pads to barf into
* No soap/washcloths/towels--they would give me a starched/ironed bedsheet to dry off with. Lucky for me, I had my own soap.
* My cell phone had no bars because a tower was down. Strangely enough, my Kindle always had bars, so at least I could get bars.

I refer to that time as my Little House on the Alps adventure.

So, if you think Italy was a modern country fully prepared to deal with Wuhan, you would be wrong.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (kXoT0)

247 222 Step on a crack, break you mothers back: huge hoax.
Posted by: Ripley at March 19, 2020 05:47 PM (MxEKc)

When a problem comes along (You must whip it)
Before the cream sits out too long (You must whip it)
When something's going wrong (You must whip it)

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (JFO2v)

248 I'm old enough to remember Ross Perot warning about "that giant sucking sound" he could hear in the wake of NAFTA and off-shoring manufacturing to China.


Too bad the media (for the useless Republican Party) didn't whip up a frenzy about that ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (kyz/M)

249 Plenty of baby clams to be had. Clams in white sauce on the menu for tomorrow.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (MRP6A)

250 f not complete hoaxes, they were falsely reported or over-hyped. Here are a few:

No love for Y2K?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (YqDXo)

251 The killer bee swarms were predicted to be so thick that out in the woods you wouldn't be able to see the forest for the bees!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (m45I2)

252 THis is a very good post, and a very good list.

I will print this one to file for future reference.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (LWu6U)

253 328 cases in Massachusetts majority from one conference, then travelers and just a few unexplained. No deaths. The entire state is shut down. There are 14 cases in my county. Governor just activiated the National Guard because of this unprecedented pandemic.
Sigh.....

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (QzF6i)

254 Sounds like you need to go hide somewhere. Good grief.


lol i think it was just a typo he meant to say the mortality rate is DECREASING incrementally

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (j9HX3)

255 I'm old enough to remember the whole of class lined up to receive the first round, 1953 I think, of polio vaccine. No parents, no permission slips just a shot in the arm. We caught measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, chicken pox. The only other vaccine that I remember other than polio was smallpox. Compared to polio, the wuhan flu is a picnic with some ants.

Posted by: lucky larry at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (iFNqj)

256
Shouldn't people whose income has not been affected at all be exempt from this?

Welfare checks have not been interrupted, so why should they get $$ when someone who made over $99K in 2018 get 0?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (8lLxM)

257 The Boy Who Cried Wolf should be required reading for ALL of these young "journalists."


All of Aesop's Fables should be required reading in elementary school as they help explain human nature.

There's a reason why stuff like that isn't taught or even referred to anymore: that takes away from the required time learning how to put a condom on a banana.


Priorities.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (HaL55)

258 The olders and betters have seen it all and probably
have seen the worst thing in their lives they've probably ever had to
endure: A Jimmy Carter Presidency.



For them, this is nuttin'.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (+dsLj)

OMG I almost spit out my wine. You win the internet today!!!

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (FIrEF)

259
Former UN ambassador Haley resigns from Boeing board, opposing government aid
Posted by: Tami

========

Where do you stop with this aid? Just send out a fleet of crop-dusters to sprinkle 20s and 100s over the land?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (vQX+5)

260 Literally everyone I talk to here thinks the Government is overreacting.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (NgKpN)

261 I'm still going into the office.

Same here. I'm the only one there but after three days of working from home I started going a bit nuts.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (EgshT)

262 Cannibal! oh wait....

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (7ZMbn)

263
If you make a silly face, it'll freeze like that!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (7rVsF)

264 As to Boomers and their reaction to Wuhan Red Death, maybe we don't take it all that seriously because we've been here before. The flu seasons in 1957, '69 and '76 were all gonna kill us. We's still here.

Posted by: Rocky Lombo's Pancreaus at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (noepH)

265 There's a reason for that. Same reason that frozen cauliflower and frozen lima beans are still plentiful.
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (/669Q)

Lots of Creamed Eels, too.
Posted by: tubal


You can get all of the frozen Brussels Sprouts and riced cauliflower you want.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (mndtc)

266 The whole mold thing created an industry of fear. I work in real estate related stuff, and for several years the "M" word threw the entire sale into turmoil. Hiring people to come in with particle detectors, etc. Are some people sensitive? You bet. Otherwise, cut it out, give it an airing, replace it, done.

I remember in the 70's (being a huge car buff) reading that we'd be completely depleted of oil by 1999. This was pretty much consensus, again. I remember thinking damn, I had really planned I should be making enough money by then to buy my Jaguar, and I'd get to drive it for a year or two before we were forever out of gas?

And of course, the Population Bomb. Gas didn't matter, because by the turn of the century, there would be billions of people overrunning the planet. Famine, disease, war were all inevitable as we plunged into a new stone age.

Can't even name all of the diseases that were going to wipe us out. And pushing all of this crap? Our talking head betters, with all the insta-experts they'd bring on.

Seriously, the guy with the sandwich board and Bible on the corner is just as in-touch with reality as the rest of them.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (8B6Ng)

267 232 OK - I'll say it. I disagree with the first premise here. Plenty of Boomers ARE all in on this bullshit flu panic.

Ain't no Gen X governors. All Boomers. All shitting the bed
.
=======

That's fear of losing the next election, not fear of Wuhoo flu.

Posted by: The man who would be Paul Drake at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (FsgBK)

268 "99 I also read The Population Bomb in university."

I'll raise you "Silent Spring," which did kill millions of Africans after DDT was outlawed due to that hoax.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (puu6v)

269 249 Plenty of baby clams to be had. Clams in white sauce on the menu for tomorrow.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (MRP6A)

I had a summer job clubbing baby clams.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (JFO2v)

270 265 There's a reason for that. Same reason that frozen cauliflower and frozen lima beans are still plentiful.
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:46 PM (/669Q)

Lots of Creamed Eels, too.
Posted by: tubal

...

Hovercrafts full of 'em.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (yL25O)

271 Clams got legs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

272 If I were 20 years old and thought a virus was going to kill the world, you can bet I'd be hitting Spring Break like it was the last thing I'd ever do.

*I never claimed to be smart.

Posted by: April at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (OX9vb)

273
There are advantages to being anti-social.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (7rVsF)

274 in re 246

I forgot

* No eating utensils unless I begged

All of the things I was doing without were supplied by a patient's family.

My niece and her husband were flown to Italy to get me by the travel insurance.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (kXoT0)

275 The Next Ice age (that lasted about a year in the 70s). The Metric system, ditto.

The long forgotten Summer of the Shark in 2001 is one I often use as one of the purest examples of a media hysteria made out of whole cloth.

Not saying this is like those but of course we are not going to freak. The modern version of young people think everything is new and unprecedented. The press tells them this every day and there is no reason to fact check it.
We grew up with the Cold War. They grew up with everyone trying to outdo each other on social media and get clicks and likes. Of course the default is hysteria.

Posted by: Quint at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (n13/j)

276 Q. How can someone become offended that another person isn't panicking properly about a disease, while also making every effort to deny where, geographically and politically, the disease actually originated and spread from?
A. Leftists, believing nothing, are capable of holding two mutually-exclusive beliefs simultaneously, and working themselves into a spittle-flecked rage defending one or the other as they choose.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (t+qrx)

277 > Welfare checks have not been interrupted, so why should they get $$ when someone who made over $99K in 2018 get 0?

Do welfare people actually file tax returns? I didn't think they did (nor anyone on Social Security who doesn't exceed the tax free amount), but could be wrong.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (tLWGd)

278 249 Plenty of baby clams to be had. Clams in white sauce on the menu for tomorrow.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (MRP6A)

Bearded clam getting very rare. Most smooth now.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (JFO2v)

279 Decades ago, Newcastle disease - for reals in Cali, "vector control" was killing pet parrots as if they were livestock, if in the neighborhood was a fighting rooster owner, already illegal. A very dark time for companion parrot owners.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (pma2j)

280 Plus, if you're a believing Christian, hanging around a world in downslide just doesn't have that compelling allure.

Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (Eicbe)

281 268 "99 I also read The Population Bomb in university."

I'll raise you "Silent Spring," which did kill millions of Africans after DDT was outlawed due to that hoax.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (puu6v)

Read that too.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

282 So, if you think Italy was a modern country fully prepared to deal with Wuhan, you would be wrong.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 05:50 PMAmen fellow traveler born in 1950

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (FIrEF)

283 Could be that older people have lived a full life, know that they don't have much time left, and aren't afraid to die.

Posted by: Gridlock at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (/DLXk)

284 75 Y2K was real, but all the important stuff got fixed long before the actual year rolled around. The media hysteria continued unabated, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:34 PM (tLWGd)

Panics can be helpful, though.

Taking Y2K as an example, one of the side-benefits was that the whole world had to scrap their old computers, and get new ones with upgraded microchips and operating systems. That ended up setting the table for us to have world-wide networks of servers that provided the backbone of the cloud that we all know and love right now.

The Great Wuhan Coronavirus Scare could get us to do several things:

1. When we finally get the all-clear to out of our homes, it can dramatically increase the value of personal interactions over virtual ones.

2. We will finally reassess the ways that our children learn. Yes, state-funded daycare does have its advantages, but there are a lot of tools out there that can encourage life-long learning, and learning outside of the traditional box for our kids (and adults).

3. Society is more than just government doing things for us. We will look at the bartender, waiter, grocery clerk as more than just a provider of a service, that we impersonally transact for. These are people that make livings, buy things, support families. If it brings us closer to acknowledging what all levels of society do for us, we'll ultimately prove Margaret Thatcher right about what a society really is.

4. We'll think about whether the highest and best use of corporate profits is to buy back one's own stock at artificially inflated prices, only to have nothing in the larder when the poop hits the fan and people get laid off. It's insane that not only do people not have more than a couple of weeks savings to tide them over, but corporations as well. It's an eye-opener.

5. The grand experiment in willy-nilly globalization will be judged to be a failure. Trump will be shown to be a Cassandra that people will end up actually listening to.

There are probably many more that we can't see right now, but this is a huge opportunity for us.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (iuFgi)

285
"Killer Bees: We treat it as a joke now, "

If I recall correctly, it was treated as a joke then. Didn't SNL thoroughly mock the idea at the time?

Posted by: Gooshy at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (xW6A1)

286 Too bad the media (for the useless Republican Party) didn't whip up a frenzy about that ...


Posted by: ShainS at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (kyz/M)


What do you think my job was?

Posted by: Bob Dole at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (2N7oZ)

287 Welfare checks have not been interrupted, so why should they get $$ when someone who made over $99K in 2018 get 0?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:51 PM (8lLxM)
++++++++++++++++
Because that's where the votes are!

Posted by: Willie Sutton, Political Consultant at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (hYcqw)

288 So, if you think Italy was a modern country fully prepared to deal with Wuhan, you would be wrong.


That's a scary story but I fully believe you.

Health care there is medieval

not even it's probably slightly worse than Italian medieval, more like Northern African medieval now

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (j9HX3)

289 My mantra is

'Fear sells fishwrap'

Posted by: Vlad the impaler, whittling away like mad at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (d6mdH)

290 Japan was sooooo much better than us and would leave us in the dust.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 19, 2020 05:54 PM (wSGZR)

291 "They shall be borne aloft by tramp-stamped Valkyries to Brohalla."


Brohalla. I am so stealing that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (aRg0N)

292 I'm not panicking because I have lived thru some real crises, including Vietnam, 1968, Watergate, oil embargoes, inflation, the swine flu, Jimmy Carter, Iran hostages, AIDS, the Clinton Impeachment, Sept. 11, Barack Obama, SARS, and net neutrality.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (5fSr7)

293 Circus peanuts, candy corn, and fruitcakes will become the basic units of the new currency.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (tLWGd)

294 This thread is the best - it is LITERALLY killing me!

and now I am ded. d.e.d. ded

Posted by: batterup at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (K4I9O)

295 Fuckit, I'm still waiting to die from the Ice Age back in the 70,s. Member that? Yeah,nah.

GEOTUS should say in the next presser, "People just stop licking Chinamen and all will be well."

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (bgJ0E)

296 Besides, we all only have what, 11 years left to live anyway?

And HALF of us died to gun violence.

And, the ozone layer! Armageddon!

Oh, and we're supposed to be in an Ice Age right now!

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (NgKpN)

297 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 05:50 PM (kXoT0)

--On a sports talk show, of all things (hey, I wanna escape the madness), there was an interview with Dr. Drew.

He said Italy is not comparable. ~99% of the deaths had pre-existing conditions, and the average age of the deaths was just under 80.

Dr. Drew just said, calm down and listen to Dr. Fauci, not talking heads. Fauci has worked through AIDS, SARS, Ebola, all that shit.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (oZuI0)

298 248 I'm old enough to remember Ross Perot warning about "that giant sucking sound"
Posted by: ShainS

This one kills me because Perot was only half right. He was worried about Mexico, not China. These are two very different animals. Mexico was about off-shoring low value add manufacturing while China is about IP theft and low level war.

I still think Perot was an ass, and I have been anti-china trade since Bush I

(He is like Tesla (the original). He was all for AC back when AC was insane since it really was unsafe (before modern plastic insulators) and impractical (back when electricity was replacing gas companies for lighting.) and I think tesla never understood how any of it worked - he was a charlatan, but now he is deified.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (LWu6U)

299
You sons-of-bitches, do you want to live forever?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)

300 291 "They shall be borne aloft by tramp-stamped Valkyries to Brohalla."


Brohalla. I am so stealing that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (aRg0N)

Panama City AssStache

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (JFO2v)

301
I'm trying to figure out how a Progressive Tax system is put in Reverse when it comes time for the government to "rebate" taxpayers??

The more you earn, the more taxes you pay.
Then, in an National Emergency, the more you earned, the less government relief you get back?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (8lLxM)

302

One problem with the wolf story is that a wolf eventually shows up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (aKsyK)

303 @284:

Very nice and true, Darrell.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (puu6v)

304 All of the things I was doing without were supplied by a patient's family.

My niece and her husband were flown to Italy to get me by the travel insurance.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 05:53 PM (kXoT0)
------

Sherry, what a crazy story! I'm glad you wound up being okay. Think if it was something really serious. Yikes.

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (/669Q)

305 Here in Berkshire County MA

we have been holding at 17 cases for 2 days

no deaths

like one in 10K people

things becoming more normalized

but still no buttwipes

Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (rpxSz)

306 Mexico spraying paraquat on their weed in the 70's, and we still smoked it.

Posted by: Bill R. at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (wzzJf)

307 293 Circus peanuts, candy corn, and fruitcakes will become the basic units of the new currency.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (tLWGd)

Do not stick candy corn in your pee hole!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (JFO2v)

308 Being born in 1950 I remember every tuesday when the air raid sirens went off, crawling under our desks and kissing our ass goodbye. If you sat by the window you went into the hall and duck covered.Fu$k you Corona virus .

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (FIrEF)

309 I also read Leviathan in university, which reminds me of short, nasty and brutish Rick Wilson.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

310 "Why Won't At-Risk Boomers Panic About the Wuhan Virus?"


BECAUSE WE HAVE BALLS.
We're not a bunch of f***in' snowflakes who melt at the first sign of real adversity while signaling our courage by campaigning for the Existential Threat Of Today - mf-ing **pronouns**.

Can I make it any clearer for you over-privileged monkey privates?

Posted by: GWB at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (3ghq6)

311 The more you earn, the more taxes you pay.
Then, in an National Emergency, the more you earned, the less government relief you get back?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (8lLxM)
++++++++++++
Yes, you got it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (hYcqw)

312 293
Circus peanuts, candy corn, and fruitcakes will become the basic units of the new currency.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (tLWGd)


*jumps into car to shop*

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (7ZMbn)

313 My brother in law is 70 and hasn't left the house, saw people on our bike ride today talking through windows keeping their distance.

I felt like a conquering hero getting my hands on some toilet paper and Paper towels

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (dKiJG)

314 Sorry about that you folks that make over 100K and pay a good bit of that in taxes. Trump doesn't care about you.

Posted by: the boy who cried whoops at March 19, 2020 05:58 PM (Tnijr)

315 Taking Y2K as an example, one of the side-benefits was that the whole world had to scrap their old computers, and get new ones with upgraded microchips and operating systems. That ended up setting the table for us to have world-wide networks of servers that provided the backbone of the cloud that we all know and love right now.


Heh, I was a scum sucking IT sales puke for a few years in the late 90,s. The money flowed, at least it started off my bike and gun collection.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 19, 2020 05:58 PM (bgJ0E)

316 Posted by: Tami at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM (cF8AT)

I wonder about ppl who just started working (fresh grads of 2019)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 05:58 PM (G546f)

317 306 Mexico spraying paraquat on their weed in the 70's, and we still smoked it.
Posted by: Bill R. at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (wzzJf)

the US govt paid them to do that. Just like they added poisonous alcohol to alcohol to kill Americans in the Prohibition.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 05:58 PM (JFO2v)

318
Has no one told the president that the people who attend his rallies will be giving their money to people who attend Democrat rallies?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 05:58 PM (8lLxM)

319 Here in Berkshire County MA

...

but still no buttwipes
Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (rpxSz)
---
C'mon that's Mass, you have plenty of libs walking around.

Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (Eicbe)

320 Yup.. been there, done that!
My kids wanted me to get excited about the premise of the Handmaid's Tail on TV a few years ago..
^yawn^ had to explain to them that was wrought from the era of Reagan and the "danger" of the silent majority.. not from Trump..

"but.. but.. it could really happen now!"
gimme a break.. all of the so-called crises end up being big yawners..
I ain't saying I don't care about catching the Wuhan Flu.. I do.. I just turned 69 yesterday.. but spare me the anguish..
And, now we find out a 50 yr old drug gets rid of it!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (CjFDo)

321 know what else I survived as a Gen X Moron?

Esperanto

I had to learn that shit in SCHOOL

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (j9HX3)

322
Dr. Drew just said, calm down and listen to Dr. Fauci, not talking heads.

How many hit songs did Fauci have?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (aKsyK)

323 > Do not stick candy corn in your pee hole!

Words of wisdom there, my friend.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (tLWGd)

324 Do not stick candy corn in your pee hole!

======

Sounds like advice born of experience

Posted by: The man who would be Paul Drake at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (FsgBK)

325 21 When millennials can change a tire and not freak out, I'll give a shit about anything they are concerned with. Until then they should go to their safe spaces and fuck the right off.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 19, 2020 05:27 PM (pw+jk)

This is not a joke or an exaggeration.

I have seen it with my own eyes.

A couple of years ago, I witnessed a small group of friends meet. One guy was very upset. Said he almost died. Friends said WHAT!?! One friend, a girl, said "didn't you rent a car and drive into the Cascades over the weekend?"
"yes"
"what happened?"
"I was way up in the mountains, on a gravel road, and I got a flat tire. My cell phone had NO BARS! It was starting to get dark, and luckily a pickup drove by and saved me!"
One guy, who I later heard he grew up in Montana, spoke up after a few seconds of silence, said "Um, why didn't you just change the tire?"
Kid freaked out, shouting "I'm not a mechanic! I don't know how to fix cars!"
The rest of the crowd, mostly women, laughed out loud at him.

These were young Amazon employees, for what it is worth.

This is the world we live in today.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (sy5kK)

326 Posted by: Drc at March 19, 2020 05:30 PM (vbaSG)

I know some one who knows some one who knows some one who knows some one who says you're full of shit.

Posted by: I'm that some one at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (/LQkF)

327 I'm not panicking because I have lived thru some real crises, including Vietnam, 1968, Watergate, oil embargoes, inflation, the swine flu, Jimmy Carter, Iran hostages, AIDS, the Clinton Impeachment, Sept. 11, Barack Obama, SARS, and net neutrality.
Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (5fSr7)


I still can't believe we lived through Net Neutrality.

Posted by: LASue at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (LaluL)

328 Why should a couple get $2000 when sharing living costs and I only get $1000 having to pay for the same kind of living costs because I'm a widow and live alone? Food is a minor cost when compared to mrtgage and utilities.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (QzF6i)

329 Yeah...kinda peeves me that my slovenly neighbors down the road, who don't work and live off the dole, will get upwards of $4600, what between granny, parents and the two kids. THEIR lifestyle hasn't been affected by Wuflu...heck.....the government's STILL feeding the kids even though school is out.

But my friends who actually work and pay taxes, won't get much at all, based on their income last year, even if they HAVE been affected by Wuflu.
T'ain't right.

Posted by: lizabth at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (L3Rsz)

330 Mexico spraying paraquat on their weed in the 70's, and we still smoked it.
Posted by: Bill R


Those were some trips!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (mndtc)

331 Damn!! They're not buying our bullshit!!

Posted by: millennial journalists at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (l3+k2)

332 Killer Bees, Sharks , Piranhas, Anacondas, Toilet Alligators, Aliens, Backmasked Devil Records, Sasquatch, Boggy Creek, Nessie...


Man, I was lucky to survive the 70s.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (LJes8)

333 306
Mexico spraying paraquat on their weed in the 70's, and we still smoked it.

Posted by: Bill R. at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (wzzJf)

*tokes*
"hey, man you said it had paraquat on it!"

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (7ZMbn)

334
Brazoria County, TX

Population: 370,000

Cases: 4

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (7rVsF)

335 75 Y2K was real, but all the important stuff got fixed long before the actual year rolled around. The media hysteria continued unabated, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

I managed a lot of computer engineers back then - no it was not real for 95% of the people that panicked. My fucking dad bought a generator for crying out loud.

It was real in the sense that a lot of consultants were asked if it was real, and they said "Yes - pay us tons of money and we will fix." but what they means was pay us a bunch of money and we will check to see of there is any chance that a little used application might have a format error and look funny next year which we could fix then, but it will not allow us to buy that new house if we wait.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (LWu6U)

336 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (arJlL)

337 I loved Italy when i visited it in the better century. Sure it was inefficient but that was part of the charm I didn't see this Chinese angle coming, it wasn't a thing back then.

I do think there is a bit of hyperbole going on about Italy right now though they obviously have serious problems and are not looking very good. But it was probably one of the five most popular countries in the world a few months ago. I didn't realize the Chinese liked it so much.

Posted by: Quint at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (n13/j)

338 My horoscope says: Today you die mother fuuker.

With a Cantonese fortune cookie accent.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (LhqWc)

339 The online local newspapers seem to moving a bit . from stories about that latest death toll (5 DEAD!) from Coronavirus to how many people just applied for unemployment. I didn't check anything but the headline, but I'm sure it will still all be Trump's fault.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (WI7YS)

340 BECAUSE WE HAVE BALLS.
We're not a bunch of f***in' snowflakes who melt at the first sign of real adversity while signaling our courage by campaigning for the Existential Threat Of Today - mf-ing **pronouns**.

Then STFU about climate change

Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (rpxSz)

341 Esperanto

I had to learn that shit in SCHOOL
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (j9HX3)
++++++++++++++
What kind of 'tarded school made you learn Esperanto?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (hYcqw)

342 > The Handmaid's Tail

The Handmaid's Tail would be a good title for a porno.

If they still bothered with titles and scripts for pornos, that is.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (tLWGd)

343 The last few days have made me optimistic we are gonna whip this in the next month or so. Unfortunately another trillion is US debt, but we'll bounce back.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (r+sAi)

344 Husband and I are over 50 and sold everything and bought and rv. Husband retired at 56 and we thought "why not". Kids knew better than to say a word. We're camping with friends we've made on the road, in the beautiful sunshine, miles away from the madness. Live every day.

Posted by: Abby at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (SM/op)

345 323 > Do not stick candy corn in your pee hole!

Words of wisdom there, my friend.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (tLWGd)

How many millions in government funds were spent in studies to figure this out?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (sy5kK)

346 Those hapless shuffle-hopping boomers are obliviously dancing their way into the crematorium.

Posted by: Fritz at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (ATCV4)

347 I'm still not exactly sure why my guns haven't murdered my family.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (s9Eo8)

348 We're not panicking because the stories are fabricated by people who don't know shit. They can't fabricate something plausible because they don't know what that is. They haven't the slightest concept of numbers and rates and percentages. Just because it panics them means nothing. They eat Tide-Pods, for God's sake.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (cfSLd)

349 Man, I was lucky to survive the 70s.



Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (LJes

Don't forget ants.

Posted by: WOPR at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (qI+4l)

350 What kind of 'tarded school made you learn Esperanto?


lol Catholic school!

i guess the missionary nuns were into it

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (j9HX3)

351 OK - I'll say it. I disagree with the first premise here. Plenty of Boomers ARE all in on this bullshit flu panic.

Ain't no Gen X governors. All Boomers. All shitting the bed
.
=======

That's fear of losing the next election, not fear of Wuhoo flu.
Posted by: The man who would be Paul Drake at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (FsgBK)

Most of the Governors who've been most active i this are either term limited or not up for election for another few years.

Posted by: Surfperch at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (tVQUs)

352 There are Boomers who have had the clap so many times it should be called the applause.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (Uu+Jp)

353 I'm still going into the office.

Same here. I'm the only one there but after three days of working from home I started going a bit nuts.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 05:52 PM (EgshT)
........

Me too. I'm the only one here, it's nice and quiet.

Posted by: wth at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (v0R5T)

354 336
hiya

Posted by: JT at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (arJlL)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (7ZMbn)

355 >>328
Why should a couple get $2000 when sharing living costs and I only get
$1000 having to pay for the same kind of living costs because I'm a
widow and live alone? Food is a minor cost when compared to mrtgage and
utilities. Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (QzF6i)

You may have Zod's check.
There are some conditions.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (yvnmY)

356

Yeah, these payments should be very targeted. It should go to people who are affected most by this. Although if they want to wave the amount I owe in taxes this year I'll gladly go for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (9jt1l)

357 327 I'm not panicking because I have lived thru some real crises, including Vietnam, 1968, Watergate, oil embargoes, inflation, the swine flu, Jimmy Carter, Iran hostages, AIDS, the Clinton Impeachment, Sept. 11, Barack Obama, SARS, and net neutrality.
Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at March 19, 2020 05:55 PM (5fSr7)


I still can't believe we lived through Net Neutrality.
Posted by: LASue at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (LaluL)

You just think you did!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (JFO2v)

358 348 We're not panicking because the stories are fabricated by people who don't know shit. They can't fabricate something plausible because they don't know what that is. They haven't the slightest concept of numbers and rates and percentages. Just because it panics them means nothing. They eat Tide-Pods, for God's sake.


Hear, hear!

the math on this

just isn't working for me

because I can math

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (j9HX3)

359 Mexico spraying paraquat on their weed in the 70's, and we still smoked it.
Posted by: Bill R. at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (wzzJf)



Oh man, paraquat.

IIRC around the same time in CA we had the Mediterranean fruit fly. So they'd do spray flyovers in the middle of the night.

My dad had just bought a new Jaguar. It was in a carport, but that #$%& spray floated around and got on the car. Absolutely destroyed the 7-step lacquer finish, thousands and thousands of little pits. He got rid of it. Thank you benevolent government.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (8B6Ng)

360 Don't forget ants.


Posted by: WOPR at March 19, 2020 06:01 PM (qI+4l)

Fire ants, right?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (QzF6i)

361 Sherry, what a crazy story! I'm glad you wound up being okay. Think if it was something really serious. Yikes.
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (/669Q)

Amen and it was my cardiologist's fault. He insisted that I start on a new and different BP med, which, lowered my BP to where I passed out just after I had crossed the Seine on my way to the Louvre. I missed seeing the Louvre, which, was the main reason I included Paris. So I got to go to a hospital in Paris and two in Italy. I call that part my European Hospital Tour.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (kXoT0)

362 I remember riding in a car as a child without a seat belt on.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (Uu+Jp)

Too busy being the tail gunner to worry about a seatbelt.

Posted by: WOPR at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (qI+4l)

363 343 The last few days have made me optimistic we are gonna whip this in the next month or so. Unfortunately another trillion is US debt, but we'll bounce back.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (r+sAi)

I'm quite proud of how we, as a nation, are responding to this and the way people are pulling together. We're going to get through this, pick each other up, and then rip the fucking beating heart out of China's economy.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (s9Eo8)

364 355 >>328
Why should a couple get $2000 when sharing living costs and I only get
$1000 having to pay for the same kind of living costs because I'm a
widow and live alone? Food is a minor cost when compared to mrtgage and
utilities. Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (QzF6i)

You may have Zod's check.
There are some conditions.
Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (yvnmY)

Pelt is the universal trading platform.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (JFO2v)

365 That's fear of losing the next election, not fear of Wuhoo flu.


Wolf is in his second term

he just likes punishing us

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (j9HX3)

366
So the Republican Cucks and the President will
be giving $$ to non-taxpayers and the airlines.

Wonderful.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (8lLxM)

367 >>356 Yeah, these payments should be very targeted. It should go to
people who are affected most by this. Although if they want to wave the
amount I owe in taxes this year I'll gladly go for that Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (9jt1l)

Nonsense. Those of us who don't need the checks should receive the checks so that we can increase our comfort a bit more during this time of acute stress for others.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (yvnmY)

368 > i guess the missionary nuns were into it

There's something to be said for having a universal language for a worldwide church.

The thing is, I remember when they called that "Latin". And I'm not even Catholic!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (tLWGd)

369 but still no buttwipes
Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 05:57 PM (rpxSz)
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C'mon that's Mass, you have plenty of libs walking around.
Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (Eicbe)

I'm not wiping with them

totally rust my bunghole out

I might need it later

Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (rpxSz)

370 I had a summer job clubbing baby clams.


*********

Wasn't there a documentary film about that?

"The Silence of the Clams"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (m45I2)

371 A diet of circus peanuts would surely be a harbinger of the End Times.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (EgshT)

372 Going back to the post, the not-so-subliminal plaint seems to be "Why are so many Boomer voters still committed to voting for Trump in November?"

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (Pqytn)

373 I learned to ride a bike before helmets were required.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (Uu+Jp)

374 Esperanto

I had to learn that shit in SCHOOL
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!

heh
I tried to learn it in HS - got bored
like low rent Spanish

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (G546f)

375 Have you tried to change your tire lately? They reef down the lug nuts. You'll bend the tool you try and break them loose with.

I think we've done a poor job of teaching self reliance. People panic because they don't know how to deal with the change.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (Lqy/e)

376 These were young Amazon employees, for what it is worth.

This is the world we live in today.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (sy5kK)
++++++++++++++
I'm an older millennial and trust me, you can find both.

Example: a friend of mine and I changed a tire for a girl when we were in high school. It went fine.

Another example: a different friend of mine and I went to a movie. It was snowing. He left his lights on. We got out of the movie theater to a dead battery. We got a jump from a friendly lesbian couple and headed off. He drives down to the mall, parks outside of Sears, and turns the car off. My other buddy and I asked him what the hell he was doing. His answer: "the battery died. I have to go get a new one."
It took my other friend and I 15 minutes to explain the basics of an alternator and rechargeable batteries. He didn't entirely believe us, but took us at our word when the car started back up (barely).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (hYcqw)

377 $1000 for nothing? At least have us start digging those canals. Pay out something like, oh, 10 cents per foot dug.

Posted by: Hands at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (786Ro)

378 Maybe already mentioned but don't forget net neutrality. Thought some people I know were gonna lose their minds.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

379 Please go about your business as usual. I'm 37 and am hoping this will help the whole Social Security insolvency issue.

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (gkb3h)

380 I was killed by Alar before being killed by Alar was cool.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (sWM8x)

381 The thing is, I remember when they called that "Latin". And I'm not even Catholic!


oh come on Pope Alexander! I know you have to be at least Catholic!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (j9HX3)

382 Is the idea that "Kung Flu" is racist, the idea that all Chinese practice Kung Fu?

That sure is bigoted.

Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (Eicbe)

383

The president's payroll tax exemption was a perfect idea -- it would go directly to the people affected.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (8lLxM)

384 Me (Gen X): This is another in the long line of WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE hair on fire screaming from AllTheExperts (TM). I had to read The Population Bomb in college, circa 1989. My professor assigned it as a warning to not believe the crap you read. Probably the LAST university professor to encourage a healthy skepticism in students.

My mother (Silent Generation): She's 84. She says she's lived a good life, and if this is it, this is it, better than spending years in a nursing home unable to walk or feed herself. She also told me that if God had really wanted her, he would have taken her by now. Other factors: my father is dead, all her brothers and sisters are dead, some of her nieces and nephews are dead, all her old friends are dead, and every time she makes a new friend at her retirement living situation, they die too.

I think when you come from a generation where your elementary school classmates died, on a regular basis (I grew up hearing about how mom and dad's classmates died from diptheria, polio, unexplained illnesses), you're a little more stoic about death. Also, it has never crossed my mother's mind to doubt that God and heaven are real. It definitely crossed my dad's, but not hers. She's ready to go whenever it happens, whether it's corona virus or a car accident this afternoon.

Posted by: the other coyote at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (Oy2Ew)

385
You may have Zod's check.
There are some conditions.


Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (yvnmY)


+++++Go on. I'm listening

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (QzF6i)

386 Well said and reasoned, Buck.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (XF4b8)

387 i guess the missionary nuns were into it

The Paolo has come at an intriguing point in the conversation, yes?

Posted by: Paolo at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (cfSLd)

388 I still worry about telekinetic devil-children.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (LJes8)

389 As a Gen-Xer, you know why we aren't worried about the government going broke? We've been told since we earned a buck that the Boomers were going to break the system. Therefore, who cares. Send me some filthy gov't lucre.

Posted by: WOPR at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (qI+4l)

390 Also, if it hasn't been mentioned, mutual assured nuclear distraction. And if that didn't get us, nuclear power plants and the China Syndrome.

Posted by: 6-4-3 at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (+FPkr)

391 I think in every demographic some are panicking, and some are too blase.

I think it is a problem that these millenials think they are the only ones who are sane though, and they seem to think anyone with any experience other than theirs is an idiot.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (LWu6U)

392 a lot of new cars don't even come with a spare tire ffs!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (G546f)

393 Reading through the comments, yes, surviving the Cold War and the very real threat of instant extinction dwarfs
a virus we probably won't get and might not even know that we ever had. We aren't the same country that fought the Cold War, and given recent years I'm not at all certain we won it and the communists lost.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (puu6v)

394 A diet of circus peanuts would surely be a harbinger of the End Times.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (EgshT)
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It sure would for me. I won't touch 'em. Same as if I had to survive on cauliflower or lima beans. "Adios, bluebell."

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (/669Q)

395 342
> The Handmaid's Tail



The Handmaid's Tail would be a good title for a porno.



If they still bothered with titles and scripts for pornos, that is.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (tLWGd)

The Lusty Argonian Maid, by Crassius Curio

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (aRg0N)

396 357
I still can't believe we lived through Net Neutrality.

Posted by: LASue at March 19, 2020 05:59 PM (LaluL)



You just think you did!


indeed. life is an illusion, reality doubly so.

Posted by: Screentime, noted New Warrior at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (sGtp+)

397 Payroll tax cut DID make the most sense. Sigh...we live in stupid times. At least the folks down the road will have plenty of money for weed, once the shops reopen. Winning!

Posted by: lizabth at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (L3Rsz)

398 I have a hunch that the "millenials" these reports are referring to are the same MSM social cirlce millenials we always here about, like Limbaugh's "millenial tech blogger buddies".

Millenials I know personally are not worried.

Posted by: Hands at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (786Ro)

399 Can we even safely take these anti-virus meds? I hope to heavens the pill bottles have been hermetically sealed, child-proofed, and melted closed because someone 30 years ago might've tampered with an acetaminophen bottle AND a chloroquine caplet.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (6eEQ+)

400 Buck's explanation is all well and good, but, I go for the simple version:

I have apocalypse fatigue.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (WEBkv)

401 >>> zero for single taxpayers with incomes exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers.
Posted by: Tami at March 19, 2020 05:44 PM

This is shit. So another giveaway of my money. I worked through over thirty years of crappy markets and failing companies, overtime not seeing daylight for months on end to earn my current salary. FU turtle. Everyone or nobody. I prefer nobody.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (l6b3d)

402 Killer Bees were not "Africanized", they were Bees of Color.

Posted by: wth at March 19, 2020 06:06 PM (v0R5T)

403 Yes, we know we will have shifted a bit when the trolls leave the idea that "Trump is an incompetent bas***** and millions will die"to "Trump doesn't care about your at all and how "he completely lacks empathy." YAWN.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (WI7YS)

404 > oh come on Pope Alexander! I know you have to be at least Catholic!

Well, in theory. Heh.

Even in my day, the Pope having a bunch of illegitimate children hanging around raised a few eyebrows. But they kept their mouths shut, if they knew what was good for them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (tLWGd)

405 >>394
A diet of circus peanuts would surely be a harbinger of the End Times.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (EgshT)



"Crisis peanuts."

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (yvnmY)

406 My son works for a contractor for HS. They have done NOTHING. Everyone touching the same files, working side by side. Some chick came in hacking all over everyone. Now he has a runny nose. I'm sure it's nothing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (dUJdY)

407 It sure would for me. I won't touch 'em. Same as if I had to survive on cauliflower or lima beans. "Adios, bluebell."
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (/669Q)
------------

"But you haven't had them cooked the way I cook them!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (WEBkv)

408 This is shit. So another giveaway of my money. I worked through over
thirty years of crappy markets and failing companies, overtime not
seeing daylight for months on end to earn my current salary. FU turtle.
Everyone or nobody. I prefer nobody.


"Spreading the wealth around."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (LJes8)

409 With the way that sense--and the toleration of actual freedom and discretion--seems to decline with the years, I might prefer to go out now than to live through your Idiocracy of Can't Understand Shit.

Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

410 Yes, Dorothy Rabinowitz, (though a misguided Never Trumper) did fantastic work in covering the tragedy of the Amirault family when wrongly accused of day care abuses. She should be ever remembered for her dedication and opposition to cement-headed, arrogant prosecutors and governors in Massachusetts.

Posted by: FloridaMan at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (ognLP)

411 Nuclear Winter.

Posted by: Little Boomer at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (6fu25)

412 361 Sherry, what a crazy story! I'm glad you wound up being okay. Think if it was something really serious. Yikes.
Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 05:56 PM (/669Q)

Amen and it was my cardiologist's fault. He insisted that I start on a new and different BP med, which, lowered my BP to where I passed out just after I had crossed the Seine on my way to the Louvre. I missed seeing the Louvre, which, was the main reason I included Paris. So I got to go to a hospital in Paris and two in Italy. I call that part my European Hospital Tour.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto at March 19, 2020 06:02 PM (kXoT0)

The sickest I ever got traveling was in Paris. Got a stomach flu, sleep for days type thing. I was in a little hotel run by nice French family. I woke up and went to dinner and passed out. The next thing a doc is sticking needle in me and an IV over in my arm. Slept for 2 days. Wake up goes to business meeting to close deal. Get on plane and company sends with with bag of food. Wine, bread, Charcuterie, cheese. I feed all of biz class. I sleep for 4 days when I get home.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (JFO2v)

413 384
My mother (Silent Generation): ... Other
factors: my father is dead, all her brothers and sisters are dead, some
of her nieces and nephews are dead, all her old friends are dead, and
every time she makes a new friend at her retirement living situation,
they die too.


is her name Jessica Fletcher?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (sGtp+)

414 I remember boys meeting for fights after school.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (Uu+Jp)

415 Jewells, that's not good!

what is HS?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (G546f)

416 A diet of circus peanuts would surely be a harbinger of the End Times.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 06:03 PM (EgshT)

I may be alone on this, but circus peanuts sound pretty tasty right about now.

Posted by: Surfperch at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (tVQUs)

417 "Spreading the wealth around."
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (LJes
+++++++++++++++
"Obama's low-calorie Wealth Spread - You Won't Believe It's Not Earned!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (hYcqw)

418 It took my other friend and I 15 minutes to explain the basics of an alternator and rechargeable batteries. He didn't entirely believe us, but took us at our word when the car started back up (barely).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM (hYcqw)


Some people are completely clueless in that way, not sure they ever clue in. I've had tenants like that. The thought of a circuit breaker tripping or taking a broom handle to move the blades of a garbage disposal so it'll turn...

They're the same ones that hang on every word coming from MSNBC or CNN...

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (8B6Ng)

419 So Obama's gonna send out billions in free money again? And those of us in the top tax bracket who pay for everything won't even get any? LET IT BURN.

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (gkb3h)

420 I had a fantastic day. I got a 14"x 24" slab of pine. It's a perfect base for a new cat tree.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (MRP6A)

421 People who lived through WW II were lucky...

There was only one Tokyo Rose

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (qAR6u)

422 a lot of new cars don't even come with a spare tire ffs!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (G546f)
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Because we shouldn't be expected to be mechanics.

Posted by: Axeman at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (Eicbe)

423 Mao did worst than kill 80 million Chinks

he took their honor away

they have nothing left but lies

Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (rpxSz)

424 104
Gas rationing

The frickin' 55 mph speed limit
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 19, 2020 05:36 PM (7rVsF)


I CAN'T DRIVE 55!

Posted by: Sammy Hagar at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (sy5kK)

425 Well, Cincinnati news just did a spread on what a shelter in place order in Ohio would mean, so I guess DeWine is getting ready to order it.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (s9Eo8)

426 I plan to use Trump's $2k to order a new portable grill and a trunkload of omaha steaks. And liquor.

Posted by: Fritz at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (ATCV4)

427 The people who are effectively pro-wolf accuse others of being anti-boy.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (LxTcq)

428 vmom.. Homeland Security.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (dUJdY)

429 So horse players wife in hospital.

Hee goes to rich friend for $$$.

Cries begs on his knees.

Friend says you will spend money on horses.

No I got horse money, I need hospital money.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (JFO2v)

430 Went to Lowe's today. By local dictate (and I hear state orders will be coming) they were limiting customer entry. I was permitted to enter and I gather there was about one employee and one customer per aisle. Not kidding. The store is vast yet being essentially ordered habitant-free.

We live in stupid times getting stupider.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (6eEQ+)

431 Back in the late 70's helicopters crop dusting suburban housing with malathion to kill Mediterranean fruit fly.

Posted by: 13times at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (K3B2k)

432 I plan to use Trump's $2k to order a new portable grill and a trunkload of omaha steaks. And liquor.
Posted by: Fritz at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (ATCV4)
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Hmm.

Camp Chef has a pellet cooker I've had my eye on.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (WEBkv)

433 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 19, 2020 05:42 PM (vEIlU)

you know what - I am so used to wild conspiracies actually turning out to be true that I can believe most of that

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (G546f)

434 I almost hope this shelter in place lasts a little longer. We'll finally be able to eat some our Y2K foodstuffs!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (m45I2)

435 It sure would for me. I won't touch 'em. Same as if I had to survive on cauliflower or lima beans. "Adios, bluebell."

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2020 06:05 PM (/669Q)


I could share your headstone. Just chisel my name in small print in a corner.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (XF4b8)

436 Circus peanuts in Arkansas are served breaded and deep fried with a side of okra. Like everything else.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (C1Lsn)

437 And liquor.
Posted by: Fritz at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (ATCV4)

or copper to make still!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (JFO2v)

438 come on Pope Alexander! I know you have to be at least Catholic!

That cynic? Many adjectives describe the Borja clan, but not 'pious'.

That reminds me. Heavy Metal put out a Borgia comic series a few decades back. Lots of nudity, debauchery, and all the rest of it. Still couldn't disguise that the Borgias were about the only force protecting Rome and the Church from being overrun by foreigners and/or subverted by an Italian mafia.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (ykYG2)

439 Is 99k gross or AGI?

Posted by: Ha at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (fNWtj)

440 57 We lived through lots of other pandemics, we lived through mutual assured destruction, and a lot of is actually had measles, mumps, and rubella...we lived through a lot of " crises".... and we're not addicted to takeout.
________________

Yep, as kids we did the drills where we had to run into the school hallway and curl ourselves up into balls against the wall, with our arms covering our heads, in preparation for the nuclear strike that the Russkies were sure to drop on us. They also made us watch films in class about how to survive nuclear fallout.

We've been dealing with "apocalypse imminent" since we were in kindergarten. We know the drill, and we know not to panic.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (k4dH2)

441 Lots of Creamed Eels, too.
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*horks daintily into kerchief*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

LOL !!!!

Ok, ya got me !

Posted by: JT at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (arJlL)

442 "But you haven't had them cooked the way I cook them!"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:07 PM (WEBkv)


What's your recipe for circus peanuts?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (t+qrx)

443 428 vmom.. Homeland Security.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (dUJdY)

oh wow

insane

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (G546f)

444 395
The Lusty Argonian Maid, by Crassius Curio

when she eats burritos, she gets a bit of noble gas?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (sGtp+)

445 What's your recipe for circus peanuts?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (t+qrx)
----------

Knock out the clown and steal his.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (WEBkv)

446 Not only do I have no fear of Chinese flu, it's important to me that those around me have no fear.
Yesterday I was telling my grandchildren how when AIDS was the boogeyman, the "experts" were assuring us it was caused by mosquitos, and As far as I know, nobody ever figured out what caused polio.
What they know and what they say they know are not equal. The media is scarier than the Chinese flu.

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (lonOK)

447 A classic logical fallacy is assuming that something that hasn't yet happened in your lifetime, can't.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (cfSRQ)

448 420 I had a fantastic day. I got a 14"x 24" slab of pine. It's a perfect base for a new cat tree.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (MRP6A)

New Home Autopsy Kit??

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (JFO2v)

449 127 BUZZFEED NEWS: "How Millennials Are Talking To Their Boomer Relatives About The Coronavirus"

____________


They're MILLENNIALsplaining, BUZZsplaining, and VOXsplaining?
Posted by: ShainS at March 19, 2020 05:38 PM (kyz/M)


Is this similar to when Obama instructed them to talk with their parents about OCare when visiting home at Thanksgiving?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (sy5kK)

450 Circus Peanuts? The orange candy ones or the roasted peanuts in a shell?

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (Pqytn)

451 445 What's your recipe for circus peanuts?
Posted by: hogmartin at March 19, 2020 06:11 PM (t+qrx)
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Knock out the clown and steal his.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (WEBkv)

now thats funny

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (JFO2v)

452 I saw a car today that had a big sticker saying "caution, senior driver". I have seen the plethora of "student driver" and "new driver" stickers and those always amazed me. Not in a million years would a kid from my era put that crap on their car.

But this Senior Driver sticker was a new low. Why do I think some Millennial stuck that on their grandparents car?

Posted by: Quint at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (n13/j)

453 I am a boomer, more worried about running out of wind.

Posted by: kemp at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (g9dL3)

454 A classic logical fallacy is assuming that something that hasn't yet happened in your lifetime, can't.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:12 PM (cfSRQ)
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Woo hoo! Lottery tickets here I come!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (WEBkv)

455 Have you tried to change your tire lately? They reef down the lug nuts. You'll bend the tool you try and break them loose with.



I think we've done a poor job of teaching self reliance. People panic because they don't know how to deal with the change.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM

Go buy a 6 point socket to fit the nut and a 12 inch breaker bar. Put the socket on a nut with the handle of the breaker bar at the 9o'clock position and stand on the handle. If you weigh a hundred pounds that is 100 ft lbs of torque, and the socket won't slip off like those cheap ass handles that came with the car.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2020 06:14 PM (FIrEF)

456 I am a boomer, more worried about running out of wind.
Posted by: kemp at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (g9dL3)
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As you become older, that becomes less of an issue.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:14 PM (WEBkv)

457
So Obama's gonna send out billions in free money again? And those of us
in the top tax bracket who pay for everything won't even get any? LET IT
BURN.

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:09 PM (gkb3h)


Yep. I'm not getting a nickle of that Corona Cash.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at March 19, 2020 06:14 PM (2N7oZ)

458 61 Year Old Boomer here. I am not worried about this shit. Still shaking hands, just wash my hands as I always have before I touch my mouth or eyes or my dick. Learned that pickin peppers!

My in laws are 86 84. Retied dairyman his boss. They went to the mall food court to eat after church last Sunday. That's what they wanted and we were not going to convince them to do otherwise. If they truly felt like the Wuhan Chinavirus was a threat I suppose they would stay home.


Whose skeered? WERE NOT SKEERED!

Posted by: You don't know me but I identify as a Boomer at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (frWv2)

459 I may be alone on this, but circus peanuts sound pretty tasty right about now.

Sorry, my USB port spit them back out.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (EgshT)

460 vmom.. this contractor is the worst piece of shit I;ve ever seen. Absolutely do not care about their employees. He needs to get out.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

461 Some people are completely clueless in that way, not sure they ever clue in. I've had tenants like that. The thought of a circuit breaker tripping or taking a broom handle to move the blades of a garbage disposal so it'll turn...

They're the same ones that hang on every word coming from MSNBC or CNN...

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:08 PM (8B6Ng)


After Katrina, a couple of guys I know well signed on as a FEMA repair crew for the many trailers they put up as temporary shelter.

They got FREQUENT work orders to go out and replace lightbulbs. "Hey, this way we don't even have to pay for the bulb!" Sigh.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (XF4b8)

462 I Survived 8 Years of Wealth Redistribution And All I Got Was This Wealth Redistribution

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (LJes8)

463 rhennigantx, Liquor fund. Have you seen the price of all natural wood cat trees?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (MRP6A)

464 110 Been there, done that too many times.

Really don't mind if I sit this one out.



Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper - your deafness a SHOUT.
I may make you feel but I can't make you think.
Your sperm's in the gutter - your love's in the sink.
So you ride yourselves over the fields and
you make all your animal deals and
your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.

Posted by: Ian Anderson at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (sy5kK)

465 I remember nobody caring if someone brought a peanut butter sandwich to school.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

466 447 A classic logical fallacy is assuming that something that hasn't yet happened in your lifetime, can't.
_______________

Not saying it can't happen, just saying that panicking over the possibility of it happening isn't going to help anybody.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (k4dH2)

467 455 Have you tried to change your tire lately? They reef down the lug nuts. You'll bend the tool you try and break them loose with.



I think we've done a poor job of teaching self reliance. People panic because they don't know how to deal with the change.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2020 06:04 PM

Go buy a 6 point socket to fit the nut and a 12 inch breaker bar. Put the socket on a nut with the handle of the breaker bar at the 9o'clock position and stand on the handle. If you weigh a hundred pounds that is 100 ft lbs of torque, and the socket won't slip off like those cheap ass handles that came with the car.
Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 19, 2020 06:14 PM (FIrEF)

I carry a Joe Gibbs racing 5000 dollar hand built gun with 2 50 gallon nitrogen tanks. I can change tires at a red light.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (JFO2v)

468
Killer Bees were not "Africanized", they were Bees of Color.
Posted by: wth


BOC's

https://youtu.be/jAT5ewOfwEI

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (aKsyK)

469 This week the yellow peril seems to have made a come back.

Posted by: FlimFlammed at March 19, 2020 06:17 PM (ZTDnL)

470 After Katrina, a couple of guys I know well signed on as a FEMA repair crew for the many trailers they put up as temporary shelter.

They got FREQUENT work orders to go out and replace lightbulbs. "Hey, this way we don't even have to pay for the bulb!" Sigh.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (XF4b
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good grief. I've fixed things myself in an apartment I rented because I didn't want to wait for maintenance to show up.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:17 PM (WEBkv)

471 Woo hoo! Lottery tickets here I come!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:13 PM (WEBkv)

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Statistically speaking, no one has ever won a lottery.

The odds are too great.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:17 PM (cfSRQ)

472 I don't know how or when I'll die, just that some day I'll die

But I want to die with my face between a great set of boobs

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2020 06:17 PM (qAR6u)

473 So., I went out to gun safe. I have plenty of ammo, I can not find my mags for my 40 year old mini 14.

I'll keep looking

Posted by: kemp at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (g9dL3)

474 463 rhennigantx, Liquor fund. Have you seen the price of all natural wood cat trees?
Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:15 PM (MRP6A)

natural cat wood sounds like a porno based on CATS

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (JFO2v)

475 >>I carry a Joe Gibbs racing 5000 dollar hand built gun with 2 50 gallon nitrogen tanks. I can change tires at a red light. Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (JFO2v)

There will be a place--not a very esteemed place, but a place--for you in Galt's Gulch.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (yvnmY)

476 Maybe because some refuse to be lemmings?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (kJM5r)

477 Good early evening, dear Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (TdMsT)

478 Based on 2018 filing?


Wtf

Posted by: Ha at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (fNWtj)

479 I carry a Joe Gibbs racing 5000 dollar hand built gun with 2 50 gallon nitrogen tanks. I can change tires at a red light.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (JFO2v)

===============
"911 ... can I help you?" Caller: "I just heard automatic gunfire at the corner of .."

Posted by: mrp at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (Pqytn)

480 Knock out the clown and steal his.



********

No! Always go for the juggler!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (m45I2)

481 I remember nobody caring if someone brought a peanut butter sandwich to school.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

I had to think about that for a sec. Yeah, I guess they are banned. How did we survive back then? I noticed recently that you can't get a sundae with nuts from Mcd's anymore, because of course you can't.

Posted by: Quint at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (n13/j)

482 Boomer here. Simply can't get panicky. Working from home and taking things as they come. What else you gonna do?

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (gLRfa)

483 sigh. mrs. chronda had to go to barstow for something (a meeting that was cancelled by the time she got down there), so she decided to do some shopping (why not? she's a girl; girls gotta shop). sounds like she's got a story. folks from vegas drove all the way out to barstow looking for things.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (sGtp+)

484 Pretty sure this whole thing is going to pass over by April 16.

Posted by: Daisy B at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (vaFpc)

485 blake, go for it. Last scratch off ticket I bought paid $500.00

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (MRP6A)

486 475 >>I carry a Joe Gibbs racing 5000 dollar hand built gun with 2 50 gallon nitrogen tanks. I can change tires at a red light. Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (JFO2v)

There will be a place--not a very esteemed place, but a place--for you in Galt's Gulch.
Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (yvnmY)

many are called few are chosen

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (JFO2v)

487 There was Killer Bees movies made, I still remember the great swarm of bees Coming over the Gulf Coast to Texas. Made about the same time as all the Towering Infernal movies were made. I think they turned bees back, somehow with giant flame thrower maybe?

Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (bzBkm)

488 Not saying it can't happen, just saying that panicking over the possibility of it happening isn't going to help anybody.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (k4dH2)

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We are in complete agreement.

However one must not confuse "panic" with hedging against catastrophic risk.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (cfSRQ)

489 No! Always go for the juggler!!
Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (m45I2)
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ISWYDT

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (WEBkv)

490 But I want to die with my face between a great set of boobs


******

Photo op at the next Dem debate?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (m45I2)

491 465 I remember nobody caring if someone brought a peanut butter sandwich to school.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 19, 2020 06:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

That is an interesting phenomenon. I lived on them as a kid, as did most all of my peers. Along with bologna sandwiches. Both forbidden foods for lots of kids these days.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (90T4r)

492 1988 or so: 50,000 children disappear vanish every year, vaporized beamed up faded out never ever ever to be seen again. Never. Just gone.

More J-School math.

Posted by: klaftern at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (RuIsu)

493 Go buy a 6 point socket to fit the nut and a 12 inch breaker bar. Put the socket on a nut with the handle of the breaker bar at the 9o'clock position and stand on the handle. If you weigh a hundred pounds that is 100 ft lbs of torque, and the socket won't slip off like those cheap ass handles that came with the car.
Posted by: Cicero Skip

And if ya weigh more than a hundred pounds, we won't tell anyone !

Posted by: JT at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (arJlL)

494 So is America really going to elect a crusty old retard with dementia who can't go 5 seconds without making up something that's total bullshit and wants big government to plunge us further into unsustainable debt or do you think Biden will win?

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (gkb3h)

495 Most older people in my congregation are not scared by the flu, but if they have immune comprised conditions their kids are telling them ,"You can't go out!!!" and the parents roll their eyes an dkind of laugh about it, but don't feel like arguing with their kids because their kids are good, caring kids.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (WI7YS)

496 Young people have always had a hard time understanding wisdom but these days they outright reject it as being old and racist. Its old and thus worthless, its not what they believe, so it has to be bad and the ultimate bad in their minds is racist.

Its not really all their fault. Their parents sent them to schools that failed to teach them to think critically and independently, and filled their heads with trash.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (KZzsI)

497 452 I saw a car today that had a big sticker saying "caution, senior driver".
---
I like the one I saw on a Cadillac driven by a little blue-haired lady:

"If you don't like my driving, stay off the sidewalk."

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

498 yeah, we had to gameplan nuclear armageddon survival. pandemic is luxury in comparison.

Posted by: x at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (nFwvY)

499 487
There was Killer Bees movies made, I still remember the great swarm of
bees Coming over the Gulf Coast to Texas. Made about the same time as
all the Towering Infernal movies were made. I think they turned bees
back, somehow with giant flame thrower maybe?


Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2020 06:19 PM (bzBkm)

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I remember watching their remorseless march northwards, and sometime in the late 70s they talked of an insecticide barrier across Panama.

And they jumped it!

I think Weekly Reader had lots of stories on it. Or maybe it was some kiddie science mag.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (cfSRQ)

500 Maybe the Wuhan Virus is finally "The Big One."


Yet, if we are to believe the numbers from China itself*, they've had only a few thousand deaths. Doesn't sound like the end of civilization, does it?





*yeah, right

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (oVJmc)

501 Acid rain.

Saccharine.

OFF bug spray.

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (377Zs)

502 478 Based on 2018 filing?


==

2018 filing means last year's tax return
this year's is 2019

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (G546f)

503 I have my Grandfathers shot gun, I kept it in good shape and so did my grandFather. I have other shot guns but is this gun safe it's from the 1930's

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (dKiJG)

504 good grief. I've fixed things myself in an apartment I rented because I didn't want to wait for maintenance to show up.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:17 PM (WEBkv)

Me too.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (aRg0N)

505 478 They don't have most of 2019 filings yet.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (6/uwW)

506 Did Ace mention Alar?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (kJM5r)

507 Shell No Pest Strips were killers too.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (90T4r)

508 After eating bat and having sex or something you're supposed to eat gung boa chicken. The peppers kill the rabies. That's a fact. Now am I lying?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (LhqWc)

509 Hurricane parties were common in New Orleans ... maybe not for Katrina, but for average hurricane threats, bars might be full, nobody took it all that seriously ... and they were right. Kinda exciting to go up by the lake when winds were up to 50 or 60.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (Cus5s)

510
Statistically speaking, the odds are high that someone out of the pool will win the lottery. The odds of any particular individual winning are vanishingly small.

And the expected value is negative, anyway (save in some crazy cases). To put another way, the state is the house in the lottery, and it's far from a fair game.

The mob used to run lotteries all the time. It was known as the numbers racket. Don Corleone would never think of taking as a big a cut as the state takes out of the pool.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (rCwaK)

511 I remember watching their remorseless march
northwards, and sometime in the late 70s they talked of an insecticide
barrier across Panama.

And they jumped it!

I think Weekly Reader had lots of stories on it. Or maybe it was some kiddie science mag.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (cfSRQ)

Ranger Rick

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (DjiZK)

512 The burning towering inferno killed the bees.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (aKsyK)

513 >>Both forbidden foods for lots of kids these days. Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (90T4r)

Nebraska school lunches back when....
....wait for it....
Big-ass milkshakes. Chocolate or vanilla, no strawberry. In a (gasp) styrofoam cup. Maybe 16 ounces.


Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (yvnmY)

514 This thread should be narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (LJes8)

515 Dear Hickory Dick

Trump does not have dementia, but keep on trying !

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (WI7YS)

516
Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (gkb3h)



I had corona virus back in the '50's. Got it from a toilet seat in Da Nang.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (2N7oZ)

517 A classic logical fallacy is assuming that something that hasn't yet happened in your lifetime, can't.

However its also a logical fallacy to assume that because it hasn't happened yet, it must

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:23 PM (KZzsI)

518 Got the latest Family Dollar flyer, they have 6 rolls of TP on sale for 6.50. Sale starts probably Sunday, they will be gone in 5 minutes. 1000 sheet rolls,their brand same price but 12 rolls.

Posted by: Colin at March 19, 2020 06:23 PM (bzBkm)

519 487
There was Killer Bees movies made, I still remember the great swarm of
bees Coming over the Gulf Coast to Texas. Made about the same time as
all the Towering Infernal movies were made. I think they turned bees
back, somehow with giant flame thrower maybe?


that the one where they swarmed a volkswagen beetle, which they drove into a sports stadium where they cranked up the air conditioning and froze all the bees?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 19, 2020 06:23 PM (sGtp+)

520 >>>Have you tried to change your tire lately? They reef down the lug nuts. You'll bend the tool you try and break them loose with.<<<


1/2" drive cordless impact (with fwd and rev) under the seat. My knuckle-busting days are over.

Posted by: Fritz at March 19, 2020 06:23 PM (ATCV4)

521 Can we even safely take these anti-virus meds? I hope to heavens the pill bottles have been hermetically sealed, child-proofed, and melted closed because someone 30 years ago might've tampered with an acetaminophen bottle AND a chloroquine caplet.


Triopenin FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (HaL55)

522 Knock out the clown and steal his.

********

No! Always go for the juggler!!
Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:18 PM (m45I2)

" !"

Posted by: The mimes at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (rBtIz)

523 Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (gkb3h)



I will give you an answer, but first you must blow Michael Moore.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (aRg0N)

524 2018 filing means last year's tax return 
this year's is 2019

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 202

I get that.


It's dumb.


You may have made 100k in 18 but lost your job last week.


You get nada?

Wtf

Posted by: Ha at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (fNWtj)

525 509 Hurricane parties were common in New Orleans ... maybe not for Katrina, but for average hurricane threats, bars might be full, nobody took it all that seriously ... and they were right. Kinda exciting to go up by the lake when winds were up to 50 or 60.
Posted by: illiniwek

Hurricane Camille in Biloxi in 68. A party got swept away.

Posted by: x at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (nFwvY)

526 497 452 I saw a car today that had a big sticker saying "caution, senior driver".
---
I like the one I saw on a Cadillac driven by a little blue-haired lady:

"If you don't like my driving, stay off the sidewalk."
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

they were profile me and everyone else driving down that sidewalk.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:24 PM (JFO2v)

527 We need a Trump like mafia don.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (LhqWc)

528 The constant push for us to panic is in order to get us to do things that we not if we considered it more rationally.

I think, for many boomers and older folks, living in a constant state of panic is less attractive than the potential of dying.

Posted by: Droopy at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (XZPbq)

529 Maybe, just maybe, Boomers and Gen X are just not that into performative fear and virtue-signaling?

Just because nana and poppy aren't flipping out on twitter, snapchat, Instagram, as well as madly texting, skyping, and emailing others to keep them up to date on what they've done for the last 1.5 hours to prevent the Wuhan Flu-pocalypse doesn't mean they aren't taking it seriously.

Just a guess

Posted by: Lizzy at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (bDqIh)

530 ''yeah, we had to gameplan nuclear armageddon survival. pandemic is luxury in comparison.''

I was in Jr.High during the Cuban Crisis. Pretty scary but everybody carried on. Born during the polio epidemic. Now there was a scary virus!

Posted by: Tuna at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (gLRfa)

531 The Tylenol scare was a single woman who murdered her husband, then went into a couple places and seeded poisoned bottles to try to make it seem like it was a random murderer who did it.

Still, its a decent scare, would not be that hard to pull off to this day and I am surprised nobody has yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (KZzsI)

532 Joey Bidet forgetting where he is, no big deal.

Reagan taking a nap? OMG!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (kJM5r)

533 However its also a logical fallacy to assume that because it hasn't happened yet, it must

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:23 PM (KZzsI)

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True, but that's not in play in this particular scenario.

As for the Boomers, I don't think they're any braver than any other generation of old people.

Old people don't fear death as much because they live with it constantly. When you get over 70, shitting yourself over dying would be a full-time occupation.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (cfSRQ)

534 So we're mad at the Chinese for not taking this thing seriously enough while we are not taking it seriously?

Our Lord President called it a hoax and we blame the Chinese for downplaying it?

Pot meet kettle.

This thing is not a big deal for healthy people. But it's amazingly contagious. And if you have a bad immune system, it shreds your lungs. I'm not vulnerable to this thing. Neither are my kids. My parents though? I'm in Seattle and we lead the nation in deaths because one of the first places that this thing hit here was a nursing home.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (IJG6N)

535 513 >>Both forbidden foods for lots of kids these days. Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:20 PM (90T4r)

Nebraska school lunches back when....
....wait for it....
Big-ass milkshakes. Chocolate or vanilla, no strawberry. In a (gasp) styrofoam cup. Maybe 16 ounces.


Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM (yvnmY)

God's Country, sounds like. We had big 24 ounce bags of greasy potato chips we would share with the other kids, everyone reaching in the bag with their grubby kid hands. And we Lived!!!

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (90T4r)

536 They don't have most of 2019 filings yet.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (6/uwW)

They need to calculate this a different way.


Not what people made over a year ago.

Posted by: Ha at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (fNWtj)

537 The burning towering inferno killed the bees.


No, no, no. The bees all died when the ocean liner capsized and everybody was all upside down.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (HaL55)

538 Always remembered the nuclear war movies made for tv. The Day After and Threads. Scared the shit out of me as a little kid. It was all hype due to RR being in office.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (DjiZK)

539 172 OT: Y'all want a heavy duty conspiracy floating around and sent to me today?
-----------------


HERE'S THE TRUTH BEHIND IT ALL:



Ok. I have just one question: why did Bill Gates decide to retire from being Chairman of the Board of Directors from the company he co-founded and is STILL it's largest single stockholder (1.36%) at the relatively young age of 64, just a month before this started?

Posted by: Ian Anderson at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (sy5kK)

540 This thread should be narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:22 PM

In Search Of...


Toilet paper.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (rBtIz)

541 Jethro Tull, go play a flute

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (sy5kK)

542 FenelonSpoke, I know Trump doesn't have dementia. He's just an idiot. My mother died from early onset last year and Biden reminds me a lot of her early stage. The rest was true though. It's almost as if Trump spent his entire adult life being a Democrat until it was no longer convenient. Oh well. I miss the short lived "let it burn" era where all of us on this site refused to vote Republican just because they were nominally better than the Democrats. Then it was "Trump's a moderate dem but we can't let Hillary win lol".

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (gkb3h)

543 Baaaah! Baaaaaaaaaah!!

Posted by: Millennial Sheep at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (tLv2D)

544
No, no, no. The bees all died when the ocean liner capsized and everybody was all upside down.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (HaL55)

And then they landed a concord in the middle of an earthquake.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (DjiZK)

545 So who is getting the $1,000?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (kJM5r)

546 There's a movie narrated by Orson Welles called 'The Man Who Saw Tomorrow.' It's about Nostradamus. It's got a long string of predictions that were going to kill us all.


All of them were garbage. It's a riot to see now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (oVJmc)

547 Huh. Chicago's Mayor issued a shelter in place order for Chicago.
But here's the kicker: you must shelter in place If you are sick, or feeling sick. They catch you out coughing, you got some explaining to do. You can go out for groceries and medical care.

Now that makes some sense, compared to ordering everyone to stay home.

Posted by: lizabth at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (L3Rsz)

548 >>Ok. I have just one question: why did Bill Gates
decide to retire from being Chairman of the Board of Directors from the
company he co-founded and is STILL it's largest single stockholder
(1.36%) at the relatively young age of 64, just a month before this
started? Posted by: Ian Anderson at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (sy5kK)

Because conspiracy.
Resume your panic.

Posted by: Zod at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (yvnmY)

549 Camp Chef has a pellet cooker I've had my eye on.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (WEBkv)


I can't say enough good things about Camp Chef. Friend from H.S. repped Traeger for years and years. So I've had lots of experience with them. Camp Chef solves a lot of little problems. I haven't seen the 2020 models, but to me, WiFi is getting borderline silly - I think it's on all the new Traegers.

I got the sidekick grill for mine, so I can do reverse sear. Not necessary, but nice to have if a bit pricey. For around $500-600 nothing touches them.

Doooo eeeeet!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (8B6Ng)

550 McConnell has once again defined the rich as a couple making more than $198,000 a year. I have relatives who are hard working couples with blue collar jobs that make more that.

He said the relief would go to the middle class. So if you make more than that, I guess you're rich- right?

Once again "the middle class" gets to foot the bill and then gets it up the squeakhole when checks are being handed out.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (bGY3H)

551 Fuck off, BSG.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (oVJmc)

552 Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (IJG6N)
---
You know very well that Trump didn't call the virus a hoax. I think maybe you're not a particularly honest person. Like, maybe you're a fucking liar.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (sWM8x)

553 "HickoryDickoryDick"

Trump was the fuck you to both partys candidate.So fuck you too.

Posted by: f'd, good morning cruel world at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (Tnijr)

554 Always remembered the nuclear war movies made for tv. The Day After and Threads. Scared the shit out of me as a little kid. It was all hype due to RR being in office.

Yeah those movies both scared the living hell out of me, especially Threads. I was sure Reagan would nuke us all. Mom tried to tell me otherwise and calm me down but dammit I was young and knew it all!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

555 539: that question answers itself. never trust the creator of the blue screen of death. lot of soros influence there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (KP5rU)

556 "531 The Tylenol scare was a single woman who murdered her husband, then went into a couple places and seeded poisoned bottles to try to make it seem like it was a random murderer who did it.

Still, its a decent scare, would not be that hard to pull off to this day and I am surprised nobody has yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (KZzsI) "




I remember that, it was my neighborhood Walgreens where that happened !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (zlgJP)

557 538 Always remembered the nuclear war movies made for tv. The Day After and Threads. Scared the shit out of me as a little kid. It was all hype due to RR being in office.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 19, 2020 06:26 PM (DjiZK)

Man could Shelley Fabret fill out a dress!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (JFO2v)

558 shut up fool.

Posted by: x at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (nFwvY)

559 phew - nasty, OLD troll droppings

Next thing you know the Chinese-owned Leftists will be breaking HonestCloud out of mothballs.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (LJes8)

560 503 I have my Grandfathers shot gun, I kept it in good shape and so did my grandFather. I have other shot guns but is this gun safe it's from the 1930's
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 19, 2020 06:21 PM (dKiJG)

As long as the barrels are not pitted and the action functions normally you should be good to go. Just use light birdshot No#9 or similar. I have shotguns made in the 1870s that I still fire.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (bgJ0E)

561 520 1/2" impact under the seat. My knuckle busting days are over too. AAA card and a cell phone. No shame.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (C1Lsn)

562 FEMA and the ARMY are deploying into the US.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (E2o2V)

563 Camp Chef has a pellet cooker I've had my eye on.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 19, 2020 06:10 PM (WEBkv)


Oh yeah, the Woodwind comes with the grill, I got the DXL because it's a little bit smaller and was a cheap introduction.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (8B6Ng)

564 You know very well that Trump didn't call the virus a hoax.

Seattle Slough has been an ignorant jackass since 2003, haunting right-leaning websites and spewing carefully memorized stupidity. Often wrong but never intimidated by the facts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (KZzsI)

565 546
There's a movie narrated by Orson Welles called 'The Man Who Saw
Tomorrow.' It's about Nostradamus. It's got a long string of
predictions that were going to kill us all.





All of them were garbage. It's a riot to see now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2020
---
Was there an "In Search Of" episode on him?

I remember Nostradamus being a big think in the late 70s/early 80s.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (cfSRQ)

566 1980;s: "Wolverines!!!"


2020: "I need sustainable TP delivered from Amazon!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at March 19, 2020 06:30 PM (bDqIh)

567 The 'media learned the panic game from the 'weather' channel and as the propaganda arm of the democommie party they perfected it. At 71 I am supposedly a babyboomer. I don't particularly like that term though I can certainly be a boomer but in no way can I be considered a baby. And I won't panic event though the media wants me to because I am a Presbyterian.

Posted by: Eromero at March 19, 2020 06:30 PM (XhWtx)

568 Man could Shelley Fabret fill out a dress!

Somehow I don't think that movie's message reached you

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:30 PM (KZzsI)

569 561 520 1/2" impact under the seat. My knuckle busting days are over too. AAA card and a cell phone. No shame.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (C1Lsn)


No shame??? Definitely not a White Liberal then.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:30 PM (90T4r)

570 So., I went out to gun safe. I have plenty of ammo, I can not find my mags for my 40 year old mini 14.

Yeesh. The Mini 14 from 1980 has a lot of design flaws and Ruger didn't give a crap about quality control. The action moves, the barrel is too thin and gets whippy, and the stamped front sight often damaged the crown. Even bad Ruger magazines caused issues. Not to mention Ruger's headspacing on the Mini 14 was different from one rifle to the next.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (9t0Zz)

571 Still, its a decent scare, would not be that hard to pull off to this day and I am surprised nobody has yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:25 PM (KZzsI)


Harder than it was then however. That introduced all the layers of tamper-proof cap protection which every $#$& product has now, from vitamins to salad dressing.

Now, I guess they'll have to put it on ice cream as well.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (8B6Ng)

572 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

My parents did the same thing and I was the same way.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (DjiZK)

573 "Hurricane Camille in Biloxi in 68. A party got swept away." Posted by: x


yeah, more recently, people could track them pretty closely ... a cat 2 tracking 70 miles away was no big deal. I wasn't there for any huge ones ...

Posted by: illiniwek at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (Cus5s)

574 Our Lord President called it a hoax and we blame the Chinese for downplaying it?

--

He did not call the virus a hoax. That's a lie.

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (JoUsr)

575 nood!

Posted by: attila the thrilla at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (w7KSn)

576 562
FEMA and the ARMY are deploying into the US.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 19, 2020 06:29 PM (E2o2V)

---
Isn't the Army, you know, based here?

Where are they deploying *from*?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (cfSRQ)

577 the place mrs. chronda shopped in barstow had a "one of each item" rule. so she bought one red gatorade, one blue gatorade, one sixpack of red gatorade, one sixpack of blue gatorade (which is where the cashier noticed she was scrupulously following the rule and started giggling), one of each flavor of applesauce, etc.

sigh.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (sGtp+)

578 Anna, I'm betting that you are going to be in the get one category.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (MRP6A)

579 Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (sWM8x)

He's an old troll from way back in teh day. Not too bright, like most. He wandered off and we figured he got lost on his way to the bathroom. Seems like he found his way back, his mom must have got tired of hearing him whine.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (aRg0N)

580 Rich people have fantastic bombshelters beneath their Wyoming ranch.

I have a foxhole but I'm such a good shot that the great shot groupies won't leave me alone.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:31 PM (LhqWc)

581 2016 wasn't that long ago. Ace railed against Trump in the primary - because Trump is a big government dem. Remember flaming clown cars and clown boners etc?Then Trump was poised to win the primary and Ace basically went dark for a few days and emerged with a resigned "fuck it, I guess we're backing this guy" attitude. The alternative would have been to basically not have a website for 4 years.

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (gkb3h)

582 Nood traitor Burr

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (8B6Ng)

583 It's pronounced "sluff"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (m45I2)

584 The new " safety" gas cans are my favorite thing to hate. Have to modify the damned things so they, you know, pour gas.

Posted by: tubal at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (90T4r)

585 PA's governor wolf getting his dicktater on

just announced that he will enforce his massive shutdown orders

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t67p3ny

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (G546f)

586
And then they landed a concord in the middle of an earthquake.



That was after they flew it to Mars to drill a hole in it, right?


Mars the planet, not the Concorde.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 19, 2020 06:33 PM (HaL55)

587 Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:27 PM (gkb3h)

If you didn't believe it, why did you say it? It detracted from your other points and in the choice between Biden and Trump there is no choice. I can't speak for others here, but there's
NO WAY I'd vote for Biden.

Personally, I think your time is better spent elsewhere than on here and I bid you a good night. You do seem pleasanter than the usual
Concern Troll.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:34 PM (WI7YS)

588 Dum Vivimus, Vivamus!

Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at March 19, 2020 06:34 PM (tZoYC)

589 585 PA's governor wolf getting his dicktater on

just announced that he will enforce his massive shutdown orders

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t67p3ny
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 19, 2020 06:32 PM (G546f)


Oh FFS.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 19, 2020 06:34 PM (TdMsT)

590 233 The late great John Belushi treated killer bees as a joke when the hysteria was happening.
Posted by: csmats at March 19, 2020 05:49 PM (X5VFN)

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


like it was yesterday.............

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 19, 2020 06:37 PM (sy5kK)

591 Coronavirus! Coronavirus everywhere! It's eating our flesh!

Posted by: Millennial Tommy Soy Boys at March 19, 2020 06:37 PM (1CjJc)

592 'who refuse to panic or radically change their lives'...AYFKM? My life HAS been radically changed, without anyone asking for my consent. I can't even get PT to address issues that occurred as a result of a car accident. The clinic is CLOSED. And the sight of empty streets, once bustling with activity, is depressing me. And I can't afford that because I'm already a head case.

Posted by: kallisto at March 19, 2020 06:37 PM (TSMoA)

593 We are lucky WWlll will be a lot shorter than WWll.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:37 PM (LhqWc)

594 It's funnier that way. It reads like I'm obviously talking about Biden, and the joke is that I was talking about Trump.

I'm not a troll. Back in 2012 I was the guy who paid for a rasmussen subscription and gave the daily Romney Obama poll numbers to everyone in the comments. Daveinfla plugged them into some poll unskewer thing he made, but of course we all saw how the unskewed poll theory worked out.

I'm not voting for Biden. I'm staying home again to let it burn.

Posted by: HickoryDickoryDick at March 19, 2020 06:38 PM (gkb3h)

595 You know very well that Trump didn't call the virus a hoax. I think maybe you're not a particularly honest person. Like, maybe you're a fucking liar.

Trump said the words, but Slough and others like him don't want you to read the transcript.

Here's the "hoax" language, "They tried anything, they tried it over and over, they've been doing it since she got in. It's all turning, they lost. It's all turning, think of it, think of it. And this is their new hoax"

But thirty seconds later Trump said, "And so far we have lost nobody to coronavirus in the United States. Nobody. And it doesn't mean we won't and we are totally prepared. It doesn't mean we won't..."

So it's a hoax, but Trump says we're prepared and some people might die? Maybe, just maybe, Trump wasn't lying later when he said he meant the media's reaction to it was the hoax and not the virus.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 19, 2020 06:39 PM (9t0Zz)

596 When polio was the big scare, did they close down everything like now?

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 19, 2020 06:39 PM (lonOK)

597 Somehow, I survived being young.

Posted by: pawn at March 19, 2020 06:40 PM (PveK5)

598 my Father mentioned a time or two, "I may have taught you everything you know, but I haven't taught you everything I know."
______________________________________

Wow. Extremely well done.

Most profound thing I've read in way too many hours of slogging round the web today.

Thanks for that. Fricking brilliant.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, in the return line with a box of panic at March 19, 2020 06:41 PM (wmfhQ)

599 Even if you survive polio it scars you forever and ever just like true love.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 19, 2020 06:42 PM (LhqWc)

600 Gov. Wolf and his clown ass need to just GTFO. He's trying to outdo that shmendribk next door in New Jersey.

Posted by: kallisto at March 19, 2020 06:42 PM (TSMoA)

601 Bill Gates looks like crap for his age.

Jobs don't look too good, neither.

Posted by: klaftern at March 19, 2020 06:42 PM (RuIsu)

602 Yeah, I here the 82nd is going to drop a few sticks into Des Moines.

Honestly, where the fuk do you assholes come from?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 19, 2020 06:42 PM (bGY3H)

603 @455,

I'm 67 so probably wouldn't have much luck with that. I did get AAA. Back in the day, I changed the tire for my uncle when he and my aunt came out to visit. I at least know how to.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2020 06:43 PM (Lqy/e)

604 "We're all gonna die!!!!!" they shriek.

Well, yeah. Too bad about that. But we all understand that every living thing *will* eventually die, including each glorious, unique, and special one of us here on the blog. However, most of us aren't going to die from "This Current Media Orgy of Doom-Porn".

So yes, after a certain age --when our parents are gone and our pets are gone, when a good many of the kids we went to school with long-long-ago are gone-- we might indeed turn a little fatalistic and decide we don't want to be stampeded by the repeated alarums of the MFMSM.

Ultimately it's up to each of us to evaluate the risks and benefits of our individual choices, with due consideration given to how our actions might affect those around us.

Probably the closest guideline I can come up with is: "Don't be stupid; don't be selfish; and don't be a puppet." Of course, YMMV.

Posted by: Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah at March 19, 2020 06:45 PM (3h15O)

605 I don't remember a lot about the polio era, other than getting all the vaccines. I believe they closed the pools and there was panic. I don't think they shut down businesses and such.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2020 06:45 PM (Lqy/e)

606 Another reason Boomers aren't panicking?

They know Millennials are the biggest bunch of idiots & ignoramuses ever assembled in one generation.

Posted by: aelfheld at March 19, 2020 06:47 PM (IxDhF)

607 Our Lord President

He's not my Lord. Just my President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 19, 2020 06:53 PM (WI7YS)

608 No one ever remembers me.

Posted by: Red Dye No.2 at March 19, 2020 06:53 PM (TQ/zJ)

609 Glenn Reynolds is a goddamned hypochondriac germophobe who's nonstop fear mongering over the last month and half led the panic-march thru conservative media.

Posted by: TeleSkier at March 19, 2020 06:55 PM (ua1m6)

610

There is a reason my nick is irongrampa.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 19, 2020 07:05 PM (KATBx)

611 Ace - You forgot Acid Rain.
#609 - I said goodbye to Instapundit last week and have not, nor will I, go back. I am only one, but a stand needs to be taken.

Posted by: JB at March 19, 2020 07:06 PM (SdfoC)

612 Oh, so Trump was being nuanced when he said the virus was under "tremendous control." That warm weather in April might kill it. That cases would go down, not up. He didn't say the virus was a hoax, just the left-wing hysteria about it.

It's obvious what Trump was doing. He was lying, going against his own scientific advisors, in order to save Wall Street. Trump is in the travel business as much as he's in any business. This has hurt him and he had many financial reasons to hope this would blow over. But the Chinese had those same financial reasons to do the same. In both cases, it's the same dishonest, anti-scientific thing.

But don't claim he took this seriously when you, right here, are not taking it seriously.

China didn't take this seriously. And for that we can blame them. But those of us (hint, you) that are still not taking this seriously are not among those who should be pointing fingers. You are part of the same, anti-scientific problem.



Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 19, 2020 07:07 PM (IJG6N)

613 We survived lot of real things too - we dealt with it and got on with life. You can't just hide under your bed.

My first mortgage rate was 13%.
I sold my first house at a loss, and it wiped me out financially. I had to start over.
I watched military cars drive up to friends' houses to tell them their dad died in Viet Nam.
Buried my little brother who'd died of cancer.

My grandad had it worse - I can tell you what he's been through - I'll bet he wouldn't be hiding under this bed.

Life is uneven, and it can be devastating. You just get on with it.

Personally, I'm looking at the upside - when I get infected and then get better (odds are in my favor), I'll be immune!



Posted by: LilyG at March 19, 2020 07:09 PM (A/N4l)

614 609 Glenn Reynolds is a goddamned hypochondriac germophobe who's nonstop fear mongering over the last month ....

Yep, Insta has lost it over this.

Posted by: LilyG at March 19, 2020 07:14 PM (A/N4l)

615 I had to eat Painful Rectal Itch & Peanut Butter sandwiches. It wasn't great.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 19, 2020 07:22 PM (DY3v8)

616 Then STFU about climate change

Posted by: REDACTED at March 19, 2020 06:00 PM (rpxSz)


Ain't ME pushing that crap!

Posted by: GWB at March 19, 2020 07:30 PM (3ghq6)

617 Oooooh-kayyyyy...now I get it.
Coronavirus is the "actual" stand-in for the utterly bogus global warming catastrophe that the little shits have been pumped full of for twenty+ years.
Screw them. I survived KISS. I can take anything.

Posted by: jbspry at March 19, 2020 07:32 PM (TxuNs)

618 I don't have time to panic. I'm too busy searching for all my grandchildren who have been kidnapped by strangers because they were playing outside in their own front yard while mom cleaned out the fridge.

Besides, I already died of Net neutrality. But I got better.

Posted by: Just Lily at March 19, 2020 07:35 PM (rw1l7)

619 #612 - Interesting way to attack Trump by saying China is to blame just as much. 1) Was Trump not already busy working on this when your party was trying to impeach? and you supported? (I know you will say no)2) You trust Crazy Uncle Joe? (I know you will say no)3) You trust the dems who doesn't accept the science of 2 genders? (You bringing in science was the give away)4) Now tell us what should be done?

Posted by: JB at March 19, 2020 07:40 PM (SdfoC)

620 Did anybody mention the flipping of the magnetic poles.....sure to trigger earthquakes, floods, nuclear war, and diaper rash..........Jasonj

Posted by: jasonj at March 19, 2020 07:41 PM (qSQLQ)

621 Business Insider? You mean "Clickbait Insider", no?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 19, 2020 07:52 PM (Exv3s)

622 Is it just me, or do you think its scary how washing your hands is a new thing with some people?

Posted by: ALH at March 19, 2020 07:55 PM (lntLM)

623 But don't claim he took this seriously when you, right here, are not taking it seriously.







Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 19, 2020 07:07 PM (IJG6N)


Oh get stuffed.

Posted by: GWB at March 19, 2020 08:00 PM (3ghq6)

624 wow it looks like TuCa broke the Malaria drug cure story.

Posted by: vivi at March 19, 2020 08:03 PM (11H2y)

625 The virus doesn't scare me.A media hell bent on sowing panic and discord does. People who believe their television scare me. I just had a woman explain to me that Truth is what ever is between your ears, and we can all find lots of different Truths. That kind of thinking scares me.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at March 19, 2020 08:06 PM (HnUoF)

626 554 Always remembered the nuclear war movies made for tv. The Day After and Threads. Scared the shit out of me as a little kid. It was all hype due to RR being in office.

Yeah those movies both scared the living hell out of me, especially Threads. I was sure Reagan would nuke us all. Mom tried to tell me otherwise and calm me down but dammit I was young and knew it all!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 19, 2020 06:28 PM (KZzsI)

As my parents had a HO-HUM view towards violence on TV, they brought home a war movie on VHS one night in third grade. (Besides, I was asking a LOT of questions about why we were in Germany, things going on in the news, and so forth). They invited me to see it with them like it was a family movie night. The movie? The Day After. The first tell as to how horrifying that would be should have been "We know you'll be asking a lot of questions about what you're going to see. Ask away..." (It turns out just about every Army brat at my school had seen it before my third grade year was over.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 19, 2020 08:12 PM (Exv3s)

627 It's the big one! We're all coming to meet ya, Elizabeth!

Posted by: DamnCat at March 19, 2020 08:23 PM (T4phK)

628 172; I see Greecification of the US economy; Greece and similar countries have 3 economic actors; the creators of public goods, international corporate operations and the cash economy. Most families have feet in all camps which keeps the peace. Shelter in place except for "essential services" squeezes out those small and medium sized businesses. Loans; 1-800-hardly. Mandated paid medical leave will knock out those deplorable businesses in no time.

Its not that local politicians really intend this, its they don't see the harm (and will have their nannies, housekeepers and gardeners anyway). And they

Posted by: SF jeff at March 19, 2020 08:42 PM (kJqpv)

629 Why aren't older people panicking?

We're not a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: blindside1973 at March 19, 2020 09:10 PM (SxTY3)

630 Radon. Remember

Posted by: scotsfury at March 19, 2020 09:34 PM (o2qR1)

631 Frog extinction was NOT hype. If you look into it, you discover that they all croaked.

Posted by: Colinsky at March 19, 2020 11:27 PM (1NSIm)

632 They write these articles because it's the new version of "sleeping with the bad boy." They see this as their way of getting back at daddy for not loving them enough. Almost everything these journalist do is in response to them living rather pathetic lives and now they think they have a little power.

Posted by: Rbastid at March 20, 2020 01:08 AM (lYGOd)

633 494 So is America really going to elect a crusty old retard with dementia who can't go 5 seconds without making up something that's total bullshit and wants big government to plunge us further into unsustainable debt or do you think Biden will win?
--

No, Sanders is pretty much done, so Trump will be re-elected.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at March 20, 2020 01:21 AM (mgJUX)

634 I am probably a Boomer, but I self identify as a Former Marine, Vietnam Veteran, I been down this scared to death role before.

Posted by: obsidian at March 20, 2020 11:59 AM (7+yqP)

635 With 80 years behind me, I'm rather sure that sooner or later I'm going to die of something. The Chinese virus? Shucky darn if the left one don't get me, the right one will.

Yep, I'll wash my hands, but it's rather silly to stop living to keep from dying.

Posted by: James ONeil at March 21, 2020 01:39 PM (wAa5X)

636 My GF & sister were taken aback by the female "Toxic Shock Syndrome" lurking in their hygienic goods ('70s-'80s)! ... Some terminal jerx gave their punk band that name. ... GOOD times.

Posted by: My Shari'a Moor at March 21, 2020 07:46 PM (2RV6o)

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