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February 24, 2020

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Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--You know I was kidding, Iggy. :)--

Of course, but that's why I left off your original smiley face.
Out in the real world, human nature isn't kidding.

Extraneus
Despite a 3 year long investigation that turned up precisely nothing, and a failed impeachment show trial, Hillary Clinton is STILL adamant that she lost the 2016 election to President Trump because of Russian collusion.

Speaking from a red carpet at a Berlin screening of a four hour documentary about her, (no thanks) Hillary declared that “Obviously we know the Russians are continuing to try to choose our next president like they chose our last president.”

Clinton also once again refused to rule out running for President again, stating that “I just want to be sure we can beat the current president who I think has done a lot of damage to our country and the world.”

When asked if a woman could be elected president, Hillary answered “Maybe this time, but I hope soon. That’s my goal.”

Clinton also called President Trump a “clear and present danger to democracy.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-hillary-clinton-still-blames-russia-her-loss-trump

James D.

Wife is, for lack of a better term, a conspiracy theorist. She believes the PTB will - literally - stop at nothing to destroy Trump.

Well, the deep staters and the Dems and the MSM have their level best to make that belief seem pretty reasonable.

James D.

a Berlin screening of a four hour documentary about her

Dear God. You'd think screening something like that would violate the Geneva Convention.

I don't know that I'd want to sit through a four hour documentary on any subject, even one that I was passionately interested in, in one sitting.

Jim Eagle

Anderson Lake is a big lake for the San Jose area. I used to go down to Morgan Hills to play golf at Coyote Creek Golf Club when I lived in SF.

Our Jim Sunnyvale probably knows that area better than me.

henry

well, this should deflate the bubble some more.

Breaking News Feed @pzf
1m

CDC immunization chief, Nancy Messonier warns "disruption to everyday life may be severe" from coronavirus in the US. She told her children over breakfast: "Right now, we as a family need to be preparing for significant disruption of our lives."
#coronavirus

Buckeye

What I dislike the most about mayor Pete is his blatant efforts to “trade” on his “gayness”.

Like he deserves an award or something, and should be guaranteed x% of the vote just for being “brave”.

Fuck that shit.

Jane

This is from Gateway Pundit, which I know some of you discredit - but boy would it be fun if true:


Mueller and Comey Went After Blago and Trump – Trump Stopped Them – Now Blago Has the Goods on Obama and the Deep State

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/mueller-and-comey-went-after-blago-and-trump-trump-stopped-them-now-blago-has-the-goods-on-obama-and-the-deep-state/

Jim Eagle

Is that the documentary Pelosi's daughter was doing?

I think Frederick and his buddies are regretting more than ever not being able to pry her portrait off the wall at Wellesley when he was there a few years back for Camp Explo.

She really is as delusional as Biden is insane.

sbwaters

So which available zinc lozenges are a decent dosage and taste okay?

James D.

What I dislike the most about mayor Pete is his blatant efforts to “trade” on his “gayness”.

I don't think I can pick between the many things I dislike about him.

Dave (in MA)

I figured this would be a good thing to post near the top of a new page as an incentive to keep things moving along.


https://i.postimg.cc/7h0svZw0/np.gif

MissMarple2

Jane,

When I was in 5th grade (age 10) we got shown the film strip on using sanitary napkins, etc. I distinctly remember that the health teacher was not allowed to explain WHY there were monthly cycles nor how women got pregnant, and we were told that would be explained when we were in junior high.

I didn't understand anything about the gay community until I was in my 20's, which would have been in the late 60's and early to mid-70's.

Just got a call from my sister the nurse and her concern is that the entire country is insane.

Dave (in MA)
What I dislike the most about mayor Pete is his blatant efforts to “trade” on his “gayness”.

Like he deserves an award or something, and should be guaranteed x% of the vote just for being “brave”.

Fuck that shit.

ISWYDT, intentional or not.

Dave (in MA)

I still don't understand anything about the gay community, MM.

henry

Just got a call from my sister the nurse and her concern is that the entire country is insane.

No need to be concerned. The country left insane in the rear view mirror a decade ago. Full speed to planet Gonzo now.

MissMarple2

Just got a text from a friend who says that Rush said he thinks the coronavirus is intended to destroy Trump.

Old Lurker

A-bob, I was not endorsing her fear that it all could all go to zero, rather that the swing is more narrow if all buyers and all sellers are "thinking" about why they believe personally the value to be $X at any point in time, than it is if market prices become unlinked to rational thought altogether. (That is a bubble. Hand all buyers baskets of funny money and watch how pricy tulips become.) When THAT happens then the swing from one extreme to the other can cover a lot of territory very quickly. But when the needle stops vibrating, it should end up on some rational value between the two extremes.

JP Morgan used to say that those were the times when capital would return to its rightful owners.

Captain Hate

That image is very disturbing, Dave.

Unless Pelosi's daughter is named Sandra Wollner, that ain't her.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/do-malaria-pills-cause-ptsd-like-symptoms-in-troops-scientists-say-more-studies-needed

Dave (in MA)
TMI department... Klobuchar released her health records.
Did the Dr. advise the use of this after eating salad?
anonamom

I can't answer that dose question sbw. Maybe KK can.

None of them "taste OK," btw; and some of my partners say just taking oral zinc works. They definitely leave your taste buds off for at least a good hour too.

The brand we bought after my husband did a fair amount of research years ago is Life Extension, Enhanced Zinc Lozenges, 30 in a bottle. Zinc Acetate is the formulation. 18.75 mg /lozenge. they are big suckers, take a good half hour to totally dissolve. Mint base.

Just re-ordered from Amazon.

I think I have mentioned that my cousin the elementary school gym teacher used the Zicam throat spray that has zinc in it, but sprays it up his nose.

Jim Eagle

Hey! Rush must have read my comment.

I am in the China uses coronavirus to disrupt our society and election.

Who disagrees and your evidence?

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8042945/Donald-Melania-Trump-cap-two-day-state-visit-glamorous-dinner-presidential-palace.html

Article has a huge number of pictures, many of which I hadn't seen, and several videos.

Also interspersed are a few pictures of the damage from the riots over the amendment to the Citizenship Act, which the Daily Mail says makes it more difficult for Muslims to become citizens.

henry

JiB, I started in the "China uses coronavirus to stop spread of Hong Kong protests over the holidays" camp. Messing up the rest of the world is a bonus.

Dave (in MA)

CH, not sure why you say that's not Pelosi.

Old Lurker

Land between the Beltway and Dulles Airport used to be farmland until the stars aligned making one or two office buildings feasible. If several fat years ran together, the value of farmland spiked. Eventually too many investors and banks assumed that steep part of the hockey stick would never end...until it did. When the bubble(s) did burst, it was not that the land went away, it was just that NOBODY would buy it for any price at that time. But then after the time out, sales resumed starting right at the values before they shot up the hockey stick. Now, all that land is office buildings and if you looked at the land values over the decades in chunks of time which ignored the spikes and the bottoms, the line is remarkably smooth sloping upwards, reflecting the rational shift in the value of land that grows corn, and the value of land that supports leased office buildings which have positive cash flow.

Simple.

henry

clown in gown has hurt feels.

Vicky Ward @VickyPJWard
10m

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said today that attacks from Trump and commentary from conservative media are part of a campaign of intimidation and harassment of jurors in Roger Stone's criminal case.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Fuck that shit.--

That's what Chasten said.

And yes, I denounce myself.

MissMarple2

Jack,

I agree and furthermore would not be surprised to find some dems aiding and abetting them.

I am probably on the same plane as Another Bob's wife. He's lucky she doesn't have my phone number. :-)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Speaking from a red carpet at a Berlin screening of a four hour documentary about her,--

Jeebus, what the 8th Air Force did wasn't enough?

Extraneus

Maybe she should just recuse herself and move on.

lyle

ABJ is a victim just like everyone else. But of course.

MissMarple2

https://bongino.com/report-vengeful-va-dems-block-pay-raises-for-sheriffs-departments-over-gun-control-opposition/

Bongino thinks this was a reliable enough report to put on his web site.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1m
There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of “Trump” and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign. Miscarriage of justice. Sad to watch!

Porchlight

Out in the real world, human nature isn't kidding.

I agree.

Jim Eagle

GUS,

Chelsea v. Bayern Munich from the Bridge. Got it on? Frederick's godfather is a season ticket holder and he and I text back in forth during the games.

Go Blues!

Extraneus

I'm in the mood to go buy some rice, beans, water and propane (and peanut butter!). But I will say, one good thing about being retired is not having to shake a lot of hands or sit in closed meeting rooms with dozens or even hundreds of people every day, including those from foreign countries such as China, and no need to travel except for pleasure.

MissMarple2

April 15 is the 40th anniversary of the Mariel Boatlift, by the way.

anonamom

AB's wife will fit right in with my lunch/Wine and Whine group when she is in town.

John S--my sincere hope is that your girl is still happy about those MCAT scores in ten years. (I have loved my professional life!)
My advice--incur as little debt as possible in getting that MD degree. It's her residency that matters most, not the med school.

My group fights daily to retain the private practice of medicine. Not to rain on your parade--and she has worked hard to see this day, I know--
She will be subjected to brainwashing these next two years the likes of which will astound you. (my youngest is in med school)
Buckeye and OL can back me up on this--some of the biggest Leftists in academia are on medical school staffs.

Melinda

narc-

What was the UN acronym covering housing rules that most of the US' cities voted in as guidelines? I know it starts with an "i", but I can't for the life of me recall it.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

We need to inventory what we have here, too. The way I look at it, if this turns out to be nothing, we can gradually use it up. Most of the stuff I try to keep on hand during the winter, anyway, due to winter storms and closings.

Some items you might not think about:

chlorine bleach
toilet paper
matches and/or Bic-type lighters
candles
hand soap


Porchlight

Don't forget pet food, MM.

Captain Hate

What was the UN acronym covering housing rules that most of the US' cities voted in as guidelines? I know it starts with an "i", but I can't for the life of me recall it.

Internally Displaced Persons?

MissMarple2

Liz Peek
@lizpeek

Was there ever a more despicable politician than @SenSchumer? Fear-mongering abt #coronavirus to score political points? unreal
2:34 PM · Feb 25, 2020

MissMarple2

Porchlight,

Pet food is a good suggestion! Plus I had better stock up on DOG TREATS!

Another Bob

I hear you OL. We’re on the same page even if you’re better versed about the meaning on the words.

Extraneus

Here we go.

Blumenthal: Trump’s Coronavirus Response Like Saying Take 2 Aspirin and Call Us in the Morning

(CNSNews.com) – The Trump administration’s approach to combating the coronavirus is akin to saying, “take two aspirin and call us in the morning,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday.

In early February, the administration issued a travel ban on foreign nationals entering the U.S. who traveled to China in the past 14 days and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any U.S. citizen who recently traveled to China’s Hubei province – the epicenter of the outbreak, The Hill reported.

Blumenthal expressed doubt that travel bans are effective.

“I think if travel bans have proven effective, I would favor them. Right now the administration’s approach is disastrously inadequate. The approach right now seems to be take two aspirin and call us in the morning. The supplemental is way below what’s needed to protect the American people against an outbreak,” the senator told reporters on Capitol Hill following a classified briefing on the coronavirus.

“There would be an outcry and uproar if the American people heard what we have been told, and I believe the administration has a real obligation to tell the American people what it is telling us behind closed doors,” Blumenthal said.

Jim Eagle

snonsmom,

Considering your comments on JohnS's daughter's future in medicine how do you reconcile that the top 20 occupations for college grads are in the medical field, Anestiologists leading the pack?

Is it if deducting insureance then not so much?

Frederick is interestid in BioMed Engineering ever snce his 7th grade science project. What are his chances?

MissMarple2

Rasmussen Reports
@Rasmussen_Poll

#Trump's daily job approval ratings are in! http://bit.ly/preztrack @POTUS
#BreakingPoll

52%!!!

John S

anonamom

thank you for the considerate advice. I do not know where medicine is heading. I think that my daughter will be able to find a place in it, but who knows?
Her older sister, 26, is a nurse and absolutely loves her work. I think that the outlook for nurses, and especially nurse practitioners, is more certain.

Jim Eagle

..snonamom versus anonamom happens when your computer screen is further than your reading glasses can see clearly....

lyle

one good thing about being retired is not having to shake a lot of hands or sit in closed meeting rooms with dozens or even hundreds of people every day

Ah, yes. Could not agree more!

henry

thread here:

Darren Samuelsohn @dsamuelsohn
12m

Judge Jackson just grilled Buschel over how deep Stone's jury consultants & lawyers dug into the at-issue potential juror during the voir dire process. Asked if they'd googled the person, Buschel replied. "Unfortunately, they didn't do that in this circumstance."

https://twitter.com/dsamuelsohn/status/1232399028400410627

lyle

Completely coincidental, I’ve been on the handkerchief thing for two or three years. Highly recommended.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/02/25/cnns-jim-sciutto-asks-dem-s-c-state-rep-and-bernie-fan-where-medicare-for-all-money-will-come-from-and-her-answers-exactly-what-youd-expect-video/

henry

vid at link... should spice up the debate.

John Berman @JohnBerman
6h

JUST NOW: @MikeBloomberg Senior Adviser @TimOBrien goes there on @BernieSanders.

Orgasms. Rape fantasies. Children running naked. All there.


https://twitter.com/JohnBerman/status/1232299147455234048

henry

Hmmmm.

Ryan Fournier @RyanAFournier
3h

This is amazing.

Eight elected officials in Mississippi have just announced they are changing their party affiliations from Democrat or Independent, and becoming Republican.

This isn’t going to be the last you hear of something like this.

People are fed up!

MissMarple2

Scott Ford
@ScottFordTVGuy

#BREAKING: Cincinnati Democrat Council member Tamaya Dennard arrested on federal charges.

City Hall is in turmoil.
12:23 PM · Feb 25, 2020

Jim Eagle

in my case its shaking Beagle paws all day long.

Our housekeeper is Chinese, wonderful lady. Hasn't been back since early January. Looks well and tells me her family is fine. She is northwest China versus Wuhan in the northeast.

Where will this end? I go with our exceptional scientist and medicos to solve it. American Exceptionalism will step up and everyone will trash it while we live our exceptional lives.

John S

anonamom

Regarding your advice to keep the med school debt down, i have been looking at a web site that reports average MCAT scores by med school admissions. As you would expect, the school that eliminated tuition, NYU, has the highest average score, tied only by UChicago.
Kaiser is opening an innovative med school right here in Pasadena. They will have low tuition, but might be hard to get into for that reason

Melinda

The Hill
@thehill
Man arrested for allegedly trying to blow up vehicle at Pentagon hill.cm/5qtUhE2

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1232393597305180160

[I'm sure it's nothing....]

MissMarple2

Diana247
@Diana24724
·
2m
Wait a second, we've had 30,000-70,000 deaths annually from Opioids, which come from China, for over a decade.
We have about 20K deaths annually from complications of regular flu.
You don't suppose the media would hype fear over COVID-19 in order to crash the market, do you?

Jim Eagle

JohnS.

Congrats. Mine is only a 5th form but is looking at BioMed Engineering since from 7th grade on his science projects have been on "replacing limbs" and "discovering DNA from common things". Out of curiosity, when did your daughter decide on medicine?

Dave (in MA)

I have some audio parts on their way to me from China. Do I have to quarantine them?

anonamom

JiB, Frederick will a blessing to this world if he goes into bioengineering, with his baseline curiosity. He may even swing through med school on his way, who knows?
BTW---something for you and john s to know--our FEDERAL government will PAY for kids to go to med school and get PhDs--John s, might your r girl not want a Phd in anthro too?

Honestly, the PhD doesn't even have to be in a science! A couple of my youngest's friends are getting Phds in anthro

Go for it! Spend my tax dollars on something/someone worthwhile.

For scientists : https://mdphd.gpp.nih.gov/

Dave (in MA)
Man arrested for allegedly trying to blow up vehicle at Pentagon
Gentlejim

Sbw,
I’ve been gnawing on the CVS brand cherry flavored lozenges. They’re not too bad as far as taste disruption. It’s the Cold-EEZE knockoff.

Narciso

This one

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Covenant_on_Economic,_Social_and_Cultural_Rights

Another Bob

Dave, spray ‘em with antiviral disinfectant.

My office (at least used to) keep cans of it stocked in the supply room.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Hey Jude
🦅
🇺🇸
🦅
@gr8tjude_08
·
1h
Trey Gowdy to Intelligence Officials:
Stop Briefing ‘Leaker’ Adam Schiff!

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/trey-gowdy-to-intelligence-officials-stop-briefing-leaker-adam-schiff/

anonamom

I go with our exceptional scientist and medicos to solve it. American Exceptionalism will step up and everyone will trash it while we live our exceptional lives.

Me too. Prepare for the worst, expect the best. I think the vast majority of us will be here in November. MAGA! KAG!

Is Anna Wintour not The Biggest loser?

What a moron, to act as though Melania Trump is not our FLOTUS.
To think that covering that beautiful woman in those stunning clothes would be "normalizing" her husband--who is, no matter what Anna does, or wishes, the duly elected POTUS.


Get woke, go broke Anna.
Your legacy--missing eight years of incredible fashion.

Carolina Herrara is whole lot smarter than you are, sweetie pie.

Pinandpuller

@BernieSanders

I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

It’s because they don’t speak Russian, Bernie.

MissMarple2

Hey Jude

#ThankYouTrump For giving up your wonderful life to help us-we the people of the United States-we are grateful
==============================
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
4m
True, but we are getting it all done!

John S

Jack
Good luck to your son. that is a good choice. My daughter decided first to major in bio because she liked science best. When she was a junior and all of the students in her upper level classes were pre-med, she realized she could go to med school. Not a stirring story of career goals, but she is completely on it now, and she has a history of accomplishing what she sets out to do.

clarice

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/02/25/drive-bys-hope-the-coronavirus-will-get-trump/

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link.

"Our Justice system has to be impartial." -@JennaEllisEsq#RogerStone deserved an impartial jury. Proof the Jury Foreperson was signficantly biased negates confidence there was impartiality.

𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 @BrandonBeckham_ for a Bold Christian Voice. pic.twitter.com/PGKz8VmlsL

— ☀️Brandon Beckham, Esq. (@BrandonBeckham_) February 25, 2020
anonamom

I have some audio parts on their way to me from China. Do I have to quarantine them?

Is it going to kill you to let them set in your garage to get 14 days from day of shipping?

If not, I would do that. (Really, I would)

John S

anonamom
my daughter considered the MD/PhD route but thought it would be too long and difficult. Here in California, the state has started a program to address the doctor shortage (no, not be reducing over-regulation) by paying med school debt if a new doc works in a practice that serves a certain percentage of low income patients (Medical). Please correct me if I got this wrong.

Pinandpuller

I heard that Nevada just hosted the World Series of Democrat Caucuses. Be sure to tip your delegates.

John S

Jack, it sounds like Frederick would like "Untold Stories of the E.R" on TBS. My daughter the nurse has been binging on it for years. She is not put off by any blood or gore. When I come home from the dermatologist with a big bleeding head wound, my wife won't help me but daughter wants to take the bandage off and examine it.

Dave (in MA)

A potential coronavirus vaccine is being manufactured 3 1/2 miles from my house.

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2020/02/25/coronavirus-vaccine-moderna-therapeutics-cambridge

Their research labs appear to be more like 14 or 15 miles away, giving me a longer head start should an infected monkey escape, or something.

Melinda

Bob Iger just stepped down at Disney.

Dave (in MA)

amom, it's already been 13 days since I got a shipping notice, so maybe I'm OK.

anonamom

That's a fine way to go too. Gives you a chance to get some practice years on you, before going off to to take care of "real" people. ;-)
(As long as she's not in some neighborhood where she'd going to killed for not writing narc prescriptions. )

Military is another way to get med school paid for in exchange for four years payback. But military can limit your residency choices.

Really, only someone with a real interest should do the MD/PhD route.
I don't think you could fake a PhD interest through the interview process.

But as far as it being long--need to rethink the whole thing. Don't postpone living til finished training. This is her life. If she wants to be a mom, go for it. Don't wait. It can all happen.
(I have partners who have done it who she can talk to,when the time comes. I waited to have my kids, but I was very young when I finished training, and it was a different era.)

Because--big news here--it actually does NOT get easier!!!

Most practioners work almost as much, if not more, than when they were training. It's different, you have some money coming in, so you can hire help, but hired help never,ever does it as you would do it, so you are always feeling like you aren't getting things done the way they should be.

KevlarKid

"Fuck that shit."

that's a job for "Chasten."

Buckeye

I don’t know Dave, monkeys can run pretty fast:)

John S

amom, thanks again for the great advice. Your comment about narc prescriptions made me laugh. when I was doing chemo, I wanted to try smoking weed to kill the nausea. I had to go to a sketchy part of town, and the weed shop sent me down the street to their sketchy doctor to get me a prescription. He was such a smarmy old hippy that it shook my confidence in the medical profession...and he was a UCLA medical grad!!

MissMarple2

Melinda,

1. How many lawsuits is Disney going to have to settle?

2. Maybe Disney could go back to making cartoon movies like Cinderella and Snow White. Those are the ones my daughter liked when she was a kid, and also the ones my grandkids liked.

That way, there is no need to hire child actors! Voila!

peter

Last weekend when I was visiting my son in Boston, we drove past what looked like a bank with a huge line outside. I asked my son what it was--it was a legal weed clinic. I guess they'll be electing more Elizabeth Warrens to the Senate

Melinda

MM-

Not touching that one!

sbwaters

Before the Mrs. got her spinal stimulator the pain doctor suggested she go through the NYS state hassle to become card carrying legal for medical marijuana. Then she discovered upon trying it, it did not help and had negative side effects.

Thomas Collins

Here's my coronavirus vaccines, Dave (in MA).

http://www.brandypetes.com/scotchwhiskey.html

MissMarple2

Indiana's newest senator, Mike Braun, was on Cavuto and told him he didn't hear any of the gloom and doom that Schumer is spreading about the coronavirus and that we are prepared.

Here's a question that I have:

WHO decided that the meeting should be classified? Classified briefings are closed to the public and not televised.

So, who decided to classify it, allowing people like Schumer and Blumenthal to make up stuff?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

sbw it also probably got her flagged for later gun red flag laws which will probably snag everyone in your house. Backdoor gun confiscation sux.

John S

I forgot to say that the fact that my wife and I have both had cancer when our girls were pretty young was a factor in both of them going into the medical field. My nurse daughter's goal is to work at City of Hope.

Dave (in MA)

Maybe I should stock up, TC.

John S

sbwaters
I didn't realize how much stronger weed is today. I smoked a whole joint. It made me so sick I couldn't get out of bed for the rest of the day. Much worse than the chemo nausea alone.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cruz-scorches-sotomayor-over-court-critique-turns-tables-on-her-dissent

Tom R

The backlash from the Progtards is not surprising.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nhl/once-cold-war-heroes-miracle-on-ice-team-struggles-with-backlash-from-donning-keep-america-great-hats-at-trump-rally/ar-BB10mzX3?ocid=ientp

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