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March 16, 2020

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MissMarple2

President has apparently called major construction companies to get them to donate their masks to local hospitals and forego additional orders. (Most masks are made in China and that is another thing, besides medication which needs to be made domestically.)

MissMarple2

Mnuchin:

Deferred payments on taxes for up to $1 million.

Go ahead and file taxes if you can, especially if you are getting a refund, because they don't want you to miss out.

MissMarple2

Mnuchin says for the airlines this is worse than 9/11.

Jim Eagle

Got to run to Quest for Frederick's blood test. This will be interesting to see if there are any panic recipients getting tests.

lyle

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/03/highlights-of-news_17.html

Don’t miss this. Well, unless you just don’t want to get angry, then just skip it.

Threadkiller

Pence has been outstanding through this whole event.

MissMarple2

Regarding supply disruption from China, President says:

"China has every incentive to make sure there is no disruption."

That sounded pretty pointed to me.

Threadkiller

Dow keeps climbing during this conference. Up 1100 at the moment. It climbed over 400 since I tuned in.

Melinda

How Illinois!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/16/illinois-news-station-mistakenly-airs-election-results-day-before-primary-showing-joe-biden-victory/

Jane

BREAKING NEWS: FLORIDA BANS GROUPS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE.

Someone better tell Sam's Club - there were 10,243 people in line this morning - all with paper towels - except me. I got 10lbs of bacon!

lyle

I got 10lbs of bacon!

Jane getting the priorities straight FTW!

anonamom

Crashing our economy gets TeleMed paid for by Medicare--something that would have happened 10 years ago if not FOR Medicare rules!

Docs wanted to get paid for phone calls from the word go, in the '60s--NOT allowed.

So old, feeble sick people have dragged themselves in to the office for the entire length of the program.

Extraneus

Iran And Italy Are Paying A Hefty Price For Close Ties With Communist China

Although on Feb. 1 the Iranian government banned its airlines from flying to China, it made an exception for Mahan Air, an unofficial airline for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The WSJ reported that Mahan Air “had carried out eight flights between Tehran and China between Feb. 1 and Feb. 9 to transfer Chinese and Iranian passengers to their respective home countries.” This explains why so many high-level Iranian officials are infected by the coronavirus, including First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and more than 20 lawmakers. Mohammad Mirmohammadi, an adviser to Khamenei, was the most senior Iranian official who died of the coronavirus as of today.

The whole piece is interesting.

matt - deplore me if you must

Hi all;

Just checking in from the OC. Same as most places on the West Coast. Costco yesterday we were behind a woman who had lined up at 6:00AM for something or other and was back again for more. No TP, paper towels, sanitizer, chicken or milk. Most everything else was okay to low stock.

A lot of the carts were being used as sawhorses to keep the controlled entry line in order. No issues at all. People cheerful.

Am holed up at home with my former fiancé' from 20 yrs ago, who is in her last year at U of W's NP doctoral program. Just rated yesterday as #1 in the country. I'm a pretty lucky guy.

Sounds like everyone is faring reasonably well. Let's keep it that way. Be careful out there.

Captain Hate

California trying hard to outdo the Massholes in imposing very irritating people on the country

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=386377

Neo

Some of the most well-respected LGBTQ advocacy groups in the US, including HRC and GLAAD, have signed an open letter to remind "all parties handling COVID-19 surveillance, response, treatment, and media coverage that LGBTQ communities are among those who are particularly vulnerable to the negative health effects of this virus."

What exactly makes them thing that they are "particularly vulnerable" ? Do they breath sideways or some such ?

henry

a benefit of coronavirus I suppose.

MacIver Institute @MacIverWisc
22m

BREAKING: @SenFitzgerald announces that the Senate's March floor session is postponed. An extraordinary session will be called to complete legislative work later this spring.

Captain Hate

So The Beast is officially an advocacy group?

Extraneus

Headbanging Italian guitarist plays Slayer from his balcony during coronavirus lockdown

Enrico Monti treats his neighbors to the dulcet tones of Raining Blood

(I'm assuming Rich knows that one, and possibly Joan.)

henry

We're from the government, and we're not here to help you.

CNBC @CNBC
7s

Social Security offices close due to coronavirus. Here's what that means for you

Neo

Former California congresswoman Katie Hill seeks the title of the most famous Coronavirus hypochondriac

clarice

On the stupidity of the left's pet issues:https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/361709/

Threadkiller

I wonder if the length of this press conference is causing the market to drop right back down.

henry

and the drive thru testing has arrived (by Kenosha).

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
1m

By appointment only: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site established at Froedtert South via.fox6now.com/f1B8t

https://fox6now.com/2020/03/17/by-appointment-only-drive-thru-covid-19-testing-site-established-at-froedtert-south/

henry

vid at link.

Benny
@bennyjohnson

President Trump asked about his use of the phrase “Chinese Virus”:

REPORTER: “Critics say that using that phrase creates a stigma.”

TRUMP: “No, I don’t think so. I think saying that our military gave it to them creates a stigma.”


https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1239959596627898372

henry

they want those free govt checks.

CNBC Now @CNBCnow
now

BREAKING: United Auto Workers union calls for 2 week shutdown of Ford, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors plants due to coronavirus

Extraneus

TRUMP: “No, I don’t think so. I think saying that our military gave it to them creates a stigma.”

Atta boy.

henry

can we sentence some Dems for once?

CNBC @CNBC
30s

Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months for misuse of campaign funds

henry

nice guys.

Josh Chin @joshchin
19m

China's Foreign Ministry goes nuclear: Revoking credentials for all U.S. reporters at WSJ, NYT and WaPo whose press cards expire by the end of the year

https://twitter.com/joshchin/status/1239956356792078337

Neo

CBS News' Weijia Jiang accused an unnamed White House official of calling COVID-19 the "Kung-Flu"

Everybody was kung-flu fighting
Those tests were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

MissMarple2

Neo,

That is what I told Kurt Schlichter. No one thought that "Kung Fu" was racist 30 years ago.

Plus, I don't believe anyone said that to her. She just wanted a "Trump is racist" story.

Jane

Remember when Mueller charged 2 Russian companies, as one of the basis for his lovely probe. When while no one is listening, the dept of Justice has withdrawn those charges.

lyle

can we sentence some Dems for once?

Nope. Sorry. No can do. That’s not who we are...

lyle

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/03/coronavirus-will-give-president-trump-his-biggest-daniel-greenfield/

Let’s hope so.

Narciso

Boom, next question.

lyle

Greenfield:

The media falsely claims that President Trump was unprepared for the coronavirus crisis. The truth is that the problem was exactly what Make America Great Again warned about.

Globalism, our dependency on China, our economy’s interdependence with other countries around the world, the divergence of our supply chains, has the potential to bring us to the brink of disaster. Our failure to control our borders, not only with Mexico, but with the rest of the world, is a fatal weakness.

MAGA offered the solution to the coronavirus crisis before it even arrived on our shores.

That’s why the commies, domestic and foreign, hate the guy.

Narciso

Arent they mostly lap dogs anyways they kicked out michael yon for speaking truth to power.

Narciso

How does telemed work, you just tell them the symptoms.

Narciso


This is how they did fisa as well


https://mobile.twitter.com/ConnieHair/status/1239960302269214729

lyle

His summation:

Globalism is the disease. MAGA is the cure.

USA! USA!

Narciso

Shirley

https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewCMcCarthy/status/1239920141120479232

Narciso

Ditto

https://mobile.twitter.com/JamesHasson20/status/1239942894632435717

henry

narciso, telemed is like a skype call. video live with doctor.

Narciso

I figured it was something like thar.

henry

every crisis, the GOPe pulls a Rumbley on us.

CNBC @CNBC
9m

How coronavirus could finally turn universal basic income, long favored by Silicon Valley, into political reality cnb.cx/2Qq259v

Narciso

And rosanna is competing to be the stupidest arquette and thats a tough contest

Dave (in MA)
I watched the late news on a Tampa station last night and after the virus news,they breathlessly reported that Brady will be playing in Tampa.
Not being Jane's home team QB for the past few seasons was more than he could take.
henry

hype much?

Coronavirus Update: @pzf
2m

BREAKING NEWS: Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more.

Narciso

Its full of ...blind links.

Old Lurker

Henry "can we sentence some Dems for once?"

First you gotta charge one of them with something, anything, and then get them convicted...

Old Lurker

So Jane got 10# of bacon but no paper towels?

How do you cook bacon without paper towels?

Porchlight

And I'm still smarting from Porch jabbin me for not knowing what scratchy blackboard voice or vocal sardines or whatever it was, was.

Sorry, Iggy. You did know what it was, you just didn't realize it had a name, right? :)

Mr Porch has been furloughed for at least two weeks and his brother just lost his job (but will probably be rehired when the restaurant reopens).

The Austin mayor just shut down bars and restaurants and put a limitation on gatherings to 10 people. Put a fork in the Austin economy which already took a 250 million hit from the cancellation of SXSW.
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/austin-restaurants-close-coronavirus-bars/269-fe3242db-d667-492f-a67a-3ccc94dd0825

We are heading out to friends in a small town east of here to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which will include making some Irish music and drinking a lot. Should be able to catch up sometime tomorrow.

henry

great move CDC. Put the economy in a medical coma.

clarice

Not sure if this was previously posted:https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/16/nolte-mass-transit-reusable-bags-and-other-leftist-ideas-coronavirus-reveals-as-deadly/

Narciso

Can we peel the skin to see if they are lizards?

henry

new thread

jimmyk

Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more.

"Scientists warn" is a good indicator of nonsense to follow. I want names, sources, and methods or it's BS. Ditto for "experts":

Gov. Cuomo says expert projections expect peak of coronavirus cases in NY in 45 days.

https://twitter.com/BreakingNews/status/1239930175707635712

Since the number of cases depends as much on the amount of testing as how much there actually is, it's not meaningful, even if accurate. And it's not a function of the measures that have been taken, like shutting the entire economy down.

Jane

they breathlessly reported that Brady will be playing in Tampa.

Be still my heart!

Jane

I've got plenty of paper towels - and toilet paper, that I got before the virus. Always prepared you know.

I'm buying stocks now. Seems like a good time.

Old Lurker

Jane "I'm buying stocks now."

Be sure to get the shares that are printed on absorbent paper. Always a good idea to have a backup use for things if the primary use does not pan out.

GUS

Leave it to JANE, in a time of immense crisis, JANE corners the BACON MARKET.

HOW RUDE!!

GUS

I called it KUNG FLU here at JOM, last week.

What do I win???? Cough sniff, shart,

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