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February 24, 2020

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GUS

53 confirmed cases. Zero deaths USA.

Still safer than TED KENNEDY'S CAR.

jimmyk

Congrats on your daughter, John S.

Captain Hate

Bob Iger just stepped down at Disney.

That should reduce Walt's spinning in casket to below redlining, assuming he wasn't a closeted perv. But there's still a ways to go.

KevlarKid

sbw-- the RDA on zinc is 11mg. i take mine in a capsule supplement that supports central nervous system.

when i feel a cold coming on i take 1 zicam losenge every 3 hours over 12 hours.

be carefulul: "Zinc helps produce key sex hormones, such as testosterone and prolactin. Zinc also enables the creation of the main component of prostatic fluid. There is evidence that dietary zinc may impact male sexual competency." - my infectious disease doctor emailed this to me after valve surgery.

okay tmi. "buttem talkin bout Shaft..." >:0

GUS

Take a peek at the CZARS that OBAMA installed without SENATE confirmation.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/list-of-obama-administration-czars

KevlarKid

sbw- when i had bone infections with severe chronic pain quality cbd's were effective pain reducers. pricey but no thought impairment.

Tom R

This presidential poll from Perez Hilton and his 5.9 million followers has surprising results. I didn’t thinkTrump would be that far ahead considering the likely demographics of Hilton’s followers.

https://twitter.com/perezhilton/status/1232095389085384704?s=21

Pinandpuller

"The righteous care about justice for the poor but the wicked have no such concern" - Proverbs 29:7

CC:

DNC

RNC

GUS

Jack, we've come a long way from BOBBY SANDS Hunger strike death, to a NEW AGE prisoner demanding chocolates.

KevlarKid

hsrd to wear on a bike in Communist China.

sbwaters

Thanks for the zinc info. Filed away for use.

sbw it also probably got her flagged for later gun red flag laws

Her card expires soon. Besides, I keep everything locked in a canoe by the lake.

Pinandpuller

“Why don’t any of these candidates have a beard?

Because Cory Booker dropped out.”-Royce Lopez

Captain Hate

Fat look at me slob makes his wife's job harder

https://mobile.twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1232311665192054785

Get a load of the dimwits following that turd

henry

@sherman4949

Bob Iger has stepped down as Disney's CEO, except for the fact that the new CEO reports directly to Bob Iger and Iger continues to "direct the Company’s content creation." It seems like he's still the CEO but without the title, no?

KevlarKid

Jim Acosta. what does anybody find the least bit credible in that emotionally arrested carney?

Trump toys with him. He should cone him.

Another Bob

No SBW, have you checked on that canoe lately? Someone told me it is already at the bottom with all the stuff it was with.

KevlarKid

prolly some kind of board seat. his "content creation management" chops are dull.

MissMarple2

No surprise! https://t.co/qCcUPsXgG9

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2020

Link goes to a Jake Tapper tweet and link to the CNN story about the briefer overstating the case. Probably the most hits a Tapper tweet has gotten in one day. LOL!

MissMarple2

Catturd ™
@catturd2
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There's another Democrat debate tonight ... or what I like to call it ...

The Free Shit Jerry Springer Show.

James D.

CH @ 5:11

I truly don’t understand it. Even from the fat slob husband’s point of view.

If he truly believes the crap he spews, and he honestly thinks Trump is Hitler, then he has to also think that he’s married to the equivalent of Goebbels. And if you truly believe that, how can you stay married to her, or allow your children to be raised by someone you legitimately consider to be an actual Nazi?

And if he doesn’t believe it, and he’s just saying outrageous crap to keep his name in circulation and get MSNBC invites, then he’s deliberately trashing his wife’s boss and his wife solely to fatten his personal bank account and stroke his ego. Which would make him the biggest asshole imaginable.

Old Lurker

A-bob "No SBW, have you checked on that canoe lately? Someone told me it is already at the bottom with all the stuff it was with."

Except for the beer which I saw Henry running away with.

Melinda

Gus-

Just left you a message.

MissMarple2

James D.,

I predict he is banking all of the dough he gets from MSNBC and other places in a separate account. I also predict he will split once he has a lucrative contract from one of the network, leaving her to work and care for all of those kids.

How can I predict this? I know the type from personal experience.

Captain Hate

I really don't get it, James; and I'm no fan of his look-at-me wife. Frankly I think they're more alike than her defenders want to admit.

Old Lurker

John S, as she starts down this road, if she would like to speak or email with my daughter who is finishing her Residency and starting her Fellowship, she can get a peek at how the system is really working for young docs right now. Let me know and we can put them in touch.

Pinandpuller

Philologists who chase

A panting syllable through time and space

Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark

To Gaul, to Greece and into Noah’s Ark

Cowper

henry

Not to self... get better camouflage.

clarice

I don't think the nets pay for guest appearances. At best they have a driver pick you up and bring you to and from the studio.

henry

Some egos exceed the owner’s expanded waistline.

@WSJ

Salesforce.com said its co-chief executive Keith Block is stepping down, leaving co-founder Marc Benioff solely in charge of the business-software provider

John S

OL
that is a very kind offer. I will ask her if she would be interested, just as soon as she gets back from Ecuador, whence she went by herself for three weeks before starting a full time job. She pays for these trips herself, but it is worrisome that she wants to travel so much. I keep telling her that she will have a long slog when she starts med school.

MissMarple2

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/scary-military-physician-who-treated-bush-obama-and-trump-sounds-the-alarm-on-joe-biden-after-latest-gaffe/

Extraneus

One orange Home Depot bucket full of rice and dried beans, check! One extra canister of propane, check! One extra 4-gallon bottle of water, check! Backup supplies of paper products, check! Two large jars of peanut butter, check!!!

I also had two life straws and one of those 30-day dried food supply buckets delivered and stored in the crawlspace, so I think I'm ready for Armageddon.

I could camp out at my house for at least a month, with or without power. I even ordered a portable hand-crank and solar phone charger with built-in radio, which seems like a smart thing to have.

(I also have 1,000 rounds of Mini-14 ammo and various other assorted boxes of different calibers, but don't tell the neighbors.)

The cost? A small fraction of what the stock market has taken over the past few days. A drop in the bucket. And I agree with Rush that it's being over-hyped.

MissMarple2

clarice,

If MSNBC isn't paying him, I bet someone is.

anonamom

Moved the Costco garlic powder container and discovered that I have not one, but TWO 12 oz cans of canned roast beef from Trader Joe's in the pantry. God only knows what I thought I was going to do with them when I bought them--years ago, but that doesn't scare me!--but maybe they will finally get eaten, if DJT decides to do what needs doing and confines us all to our homes for three weeks.

(You know he'd do it, consequences be damned, if it looks like that is what needs to be done.)

Tom R

Fun fact about George Conway. He was one of the original candidates to be Trump's Solicitor General. He was also a candidate to be the chief of the DOJ's Civil Division.

He was a Trump supporter up until Comey got fired.

sbwaters

already at the bottom

Dang, AB! I thought it was just hidden under the snow.

MissMarple2

Well. just heard that the cold front moving in moved faster than expected, so we are to get 2-4 inches of snow, according to local radio.

I hate winter.

MissMarple2

TV News HQ
@TVNewsHQ
TV RATINGS: Fox News is having its most watched month ever:
• Record-setting average of 3.5 million prime time viewers
• +35% up on 2019
• Nearly 2 million viewers on average in daytime
• 13 Fox News programs have had their highest-rated month ever https://adweek.com/tvnewser/feb-2
=================================
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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That is because they cover your favorite President relatively well. @CNN
& MSDNC are dying in the ratings!

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to screen cap of details of ratings.

Fox News Dominates Basic Cable for 44 Consecutive Months, Crushes Cable News 218 Straight Months
FNC Finishes Month as Only Cable News Network to Notch Double-Digit Gains in all Programs versus 2019
13 FNC Programs Notch Highest-Rated Month in Network History pic.twitter.com/DZuRINeoH9

— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) February 25, 2020
anonamom

He was a Trump supporter up until Comey got fired.

Til Comey got fired, or til they quit considering him for jobs?

He needs to show a modicum of self discipline and drop about 60 pounds before I can take anything he says seriously.

For God's sake, you are a man--shut the pie hole, and start lifting some weights. Testosterone does its magic thing. It absolutely never fails.


John S, my youngest's GF and her posse have it ALL figured out too, by residency--I mean it. How many papers you need to have your name on, with who,and where you need to do your away rotations. I know she too would be happy to pass this hard acquired "knowledge" on.
(It never ends.)

henry

Just windy & cold here. Snow went to the south

Extraneus

President Trump Signs Executive Order Delivering Water To Parched Farmers In Calif.’S Central Valley

With Nunes standing right behind him.

MissMarple2

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-trump-united-states-public-health-emergency-response/

Trump sabotaged the public health response! China did better! WHO says so!

Miss Marple considers this a load of BS.

Pinandpuller

“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”-Frank Zappa

No need to qualify journalism.

henry

Barr has his big broom out. More PowerPoint slides to sleep through. (thread)

@chiIIum

Attorney General William Barr met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill today pledging internal reforms to the FISA warrant process, while some GOP senators will seek to cement additional changes into law to prevent further mishaps exposed in the Russia hoax.

https://twitter.com/chiiium/status/1232440297025490944?s=21

John S

Thanks, amom. When my daughters were young, we lived a few doors from a doctor who was very loving to the girls. She worked at a hospital down in Orange County. Scroll forward 15 years, this woman is now the dean of the USC Keck School of Medicine! And she is very eager to talk to my daughter about med school. No special favors, I'm sure.

henry

From Miss M’s link:

Bureaucracy matters. Without it, there’s nothing to coherently manage an alphabet soup of agencies housed in departments ranging from Defense to Commerce, Homeland Security to Health and Human Services (HHS).

The answer to too many agencies is more agencies. SMH

anonamom

That is a wonderful connection, John S. Your efforts at raising a productive contributor to society will be repaid!

anonamom

CDC: Not a question of if, but when.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/americans-should-prepare-coronavirus-spread-u-s-cdc-says-n1142556

JOM is READY! See KK's outstanding home cleansing post, MM's comprehensive "don't forget" list. Buy a couple of jars of peanut butter, make sure you've got your prescription meds, and as long as our internet connection holds, we will all be fine!

jimmyk

Mrs K wants me to buy some face masks. Anyone looked into this? The surgical masks apparently are only moderately effective, but the more effective (and expensive) N95 type masks are not so comfortable. Both seem to be available on Amazon 3rd party but not Amazon Prime.

John S

Thanks amom. Or I should say Dr. Amom

John S

jimmyk--do you know anybody who works in a hospital?

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8043393/FBI-raids-Peter-Nygards-company-HQ-amid-sex-trafficking-probe.html

Apparently some considered him the "Canadian Epstein."

Fashion exec and friend of Prince Andrew.

HQ is on Times Square.

Threadkiller

Odd Coincidence – Rogue CDC Official Pushing Coronavirus Panic Button is Rod Rosenstein’s Sister…

Earlier today Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an official in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), held a conference call with media and pushed a panic narrative around the Coronvirus that ran counter to the Trump administration.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/25/odd-coincidence-rogue-cdc-official-pushing-coronavirus-panic-button-is-rod-rosensteins-sister/

anonamom

jimmy k, if you are getting facemask, you need N-95 masks.

(I have no masks. I think getting eight hours sleep makes more sense.)

MissMarple2

TheLastRefuge
@TheLastRefuge2

Odd Coincidence – Rogue CDC Official Pushing Coronavirus Panic Button is Rod Rosenstein’s Sister… http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/25/odd

Well, that IS interesting, isn't it?

MissMarple2

TK,

You beat me. That caught my eye as well.

Why are all of these people married to or related to each other?

Threadkiller

Sen. Mitt Romney: Trump administration ‘substantially’ unprepared for coronavirus outbreak in the United States

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/02/25/sen-mitt-romney-trump/

Extraneus

It absolutely never fails.

I did it, amom. Started lifting heavy around 5 years ago. I did karate for a long time before that, but lifting is different. I'm way stronger now, and down to what I think is a good weight.

Melinda

JimmyK-

Try here:

https://www.menards.com/main/tools/workwear-safety-gear/respirators-dust-masks/3m-trade-n95-sanding-and-fiberglass-disposable-respirator-mask-3-pack/8200h3-dc/p-1567060205522.htm

Extraneus

And I should add that it was Glenn Reynolds and his "train for old age" advice and links to the dude with the beard whose name I can't remember that got me to start.

Another retirement benefit, btw. I can go any time and stay any length of time.

MissMarple2

The Epoch Times - China Insider
@EpochTimesChina
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1h
The Canadian expert leading the @WHO team in #China responding to the #Coronavirus departed #Beijing without entering #Quarantine before landing in #Geneva and going straight to a press conference, where he appeared without a mask.

sbwaters

Mrs K wants me to buy some face masks.

I, heh, like the British company Cambridge Masks that are out of supply until the end of March.

The goal is to have something that won't leak but that will let what you exhale go out. A relief valve is sensible.

I got something at healthyairmask dot com. Healthy Air Mask Blue Micromesh Activated Carbon Mask w/ 2 Exhale Valves + 1 HN299 Filter. Filters can be used for some time. Their spare filters are sold out.

In the absence of Amazon, I would grab some 3M N95 from your local hardware store. Yeah, N95 (95%) is not as good as N99 (99%) but 95 percent is better than nothing.

If I were in subway country, I would be more interested in what others were wearing and when, and have at least cotton gloves on to keep a distance between my skin and a subway railing. I have Medline SensiCare 200 Nitrile Exam Gloves, Disposable, Powder-Free, Blue, Large, Box of 200 that I use for cleaning after a day at the range and when reloading to keep my lead count down.

I would also get some OptiCide Max wipes for the home and office. Lysol spray is useful.

Distance-reading infrared thermometers are notoriously inaccurate for people’s foreheads, but businesses should right now be telling employees that temperature means stay home.

I do not expect 1918 to recur, but I do expect us to have to deal with interruptions. Our business means going to public places but I expect a lot to happen online and by phone.

lyle

I hate winter.

I feel for you. It’s been quite spring-like here and will hit 60F on Friday. Crocus are popping up and the birds are quite loud on my dog walks.

I ordered face masks from amazon that are supposed to be delivered next week. We have plenty of frozen and canned food, propane, ammo, and, most importantly: wine. 😎

I still think this is overblown and I agree with Rush that the MFM is salivating for this to blow up big and hang it on BOM.

Threadkiller

A tight knit group in DC, MM.

sbwaters

Any crocuses here are hidden under two feet of global warming.

jimmyk

“(I have no masks. I think getting eight hours sleep makes more sense.)”

This is more because of transatlantic travel we have coming up (not to any coronavirus hot spots). I wish I could get 8 hours sleep, but for the last 30 years at least I seem to be only capable of 6, maybe 7 on a good night or if sleep-deprived.

GUS

AWWWWWWWWWW SHIT. I have a pier on the BARK RIVER, and a really nice BIRCH CANOE.
Me and my Son, just had a horrible horrible accident/incident. All of our GUNS. EACH AND EVERY ONE, went to the bottom of the LAKE as our CANOE, hit an ICEBERG.
ALL OF OUR SUPPLIES, and EACH and EVERY ONE of our legal and lethal guns......were lost.

MissMarple2

lyle,

Every February I can hear my dad going around the house and saying to my mom. "You know, Rosie, the Indians always referred to this as 'The Starvation Moon.'"

Jane

Amom, This is a really screwed up question, and please don’t take it the wrong way: do Drs think they are the smartest people on the planet? With all this info no one else has? I ask because I have always thought they were, and have had nothing but bad luck unless I know them personally. The ones I know , including you, I love and respect and don’t expect them to be right about everything. The ones I go to, I think very little of. Is that odd?

MissMarple2

Well, I had better go do the supper dishes and clean up the kitchen.

GUS

I remember it VIVIDLY. It's SEARED in my MEMORY.
Mutt Rumpley kept telling all of us, that we needed to get ready for the GREAT BIG VIRUS, that was coming. I just wouldn't listen, so I called Paul Ryan of my HOME STATE....WISCONSIN. I needed advice from a LEADER in EPIDEMIOLOGY, and a WISE GRADUATE of MIAMI of OHIO. Paul Ryan was not home, he was APPARENTLY spending MOAR time with is FAMILY and was bizzzzy growing a deer hunter type BEARD. As I mentioned to MRS GUS at the time of PAULIE RYAN'S quite early retirement with full pension. Mrs Gus, I said to her.....if you want to find RETIRED PAULIE RYAN, you will most likely find him at O'HARE. Check the flights to REAGAN INTL'. His children are his biggest concern. Or po$$ibly his $econd, bigge$t concern.
Mutt Rumpley is a great American hero.

Jane

What time is the debate and where?

Extraneus

Mark Rippetoe.

https://startingstrength.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rippetoe

henry

Rumbley and the WHO guy think Odumbo’s Ebola shuffle was preparedness. Dismantling that disaster and it’s deep state bureaucracy is a good thing for public health.

GUS

W.H.O. not THE WHO.

Discuss.

What has this clown car of U.N. cash swallowing losers....EVER ACCOMPLISHED?

henry

GUS, they get their friends lots of money every time Ebola wipes out a village.

KevlarKid

POTUS H2o EO is a BFD.

MissMarple2

https://breaking911.com/see-it-hero-nypd-cops-grab-mans-ankles-as-he-attempts-to-jump-from-10th-floor-window/

Video at link. Good going, officers!

KevlarKid

At the SAFEWAY with a brainwashed BernieBot in the elevator.

it's in the 70s today.

Me: Nice weather, eh?

It: Yeah. But it's skeery.

Me: why?

It: The Earth is burning...

Me: Oh. (Door opens and i exit)

KevlarKid

"Out here in the fields..."

Jane

Amom,THAT WAS THE DUMBEST, AND PROBABLY rudest question ever, and I apologize for asking it.

GUS

THEY'RE ALL WASTED!!!!!!!

Love you Kev.

GUS

Henry, OBAMA had his VERY OWN........EBOLA CZAR.

Czar's were REALLY REALLY KOOL..(KOOL heh heh heh) during the OBAMINATION. Just put some CLOWN in charge of NOTHING, and the ASS LICKING SYCOPHANTS were SATISFIED.

KevlarKid

"SHEEZ COMIN!!!"

My Wife...Is After Me

Pinandpuller

Bob Iger isn’t so much stepping back as CEO of Disney as he is preparing to flee to Israel.

DrJ

"we fight for our (canned?) meals..."

KevlarKid

"Czar's were REALLY REALLY KOOL..(KOOL heh heh heh) during the OBAMINATION. Just put some CLOWN in charge of NOTHING, and the ASS LICKING SYCOPHANTS were SATISFIED."

winning hearts and minds of jellyfeesh. keep the payoffs comin.


D

Jane:
Agree with you wrt doctors
I am totally unprepared because I believe it is being over-hyped.
I have some peanut butter, rice ,some noodles, some staples, water and that is about it.
I have candles and flashlights.
What will be will be.
Jimmyk:
I usually get only sleep about 6 hours a night as well.
Today I woke up at 5:40.

clarice

I still have the masks they suggested we buy and the plastic sheeting etc after 9/11 when they were sure everyone in DC was going to be anthraxed or nuked.I used up the water and the emergency supplies of food though.

D

I have masks my husband uses when painting and installing drywall.

Extraneus

Odd Coincidence – Rogue CDC Official Pushing Coronavirus Panic Button is Rod Rosenstein’s Sister…

lol

MissMarple2

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pregnant-secretary-pope-francis-found-7430464

Headline:

Pregnant secretary of Pope Francis found dead in her Rome apartment

GUS

Clarice....at WHAT POINT, do we/we Conservatives, ALL, each and every one of us, STOP GIVING the MFM, and the DEEP STATE........any, ANY, ANNNNNY, benefit of the DOUBT.
My PASSION, is that POTUS DJT, could have been REMOVED from OFFICE. The FUCKING PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES could have, and nearly was REMOVED from OFFICE........BY A FULL COMMIE LIE and STRING of LIES.

Who has been held accountable???

GUS

EXT. She wears a WHITE HAT.

GUS

I still have a STEVE AUSTIN the 6 MILLION DOLLAR DUDE, mask, from Halloween 1978. And I have a PLANET of the APES mask too.


Am I safe???

Jane

I have nothing for a pandemic. Hope my neighbor is prepared.

James D.

GUS

2006 or so.

sbwaters

Jane, you know. and Amom knows, that question was not directed at her but represents your frustration with the craft.

And, if I may, use a different analogy to answer it.

Similar to, "A friend is someone who, when you make an *ss of yourself, realizes it is not a permanent job"... with a doc it goes this way:

A friend of a doctor is someone who, recognizing when the doc may be mistaken, realizes it may not be a permanent job, ... but high-tails it anyway to a second opinion on an as-needed basis.

Um. Not as pithy.

GUS

How do you prepare for a "PANDEMIC" without a cure or vaccine?
Keep yourself as hydrated and healthy as you can. It's the same course of action for the FLU each year, or for PNEUMONIA.
I've suffered pneumonia, 2 years in a row. I spent my last 2 VACATIONS, in the HOSPITAL.
Hopefully, I have learned to keep myself WELL.

Anonamom is owed more love and thanks, than I could ever express.

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