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March 27, 2020

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Threadkiller

Pissing off the CIC is a foolish move .

Speaking of backtracking..

I’m so old, I remember when Romney was the better man over a pissed off CIC. Maybe we should track Massie’s vote record with the Trump agenda? That was once a valuable metric!

Old Lurker

Of course I do A-bob.

But having NOT said it, and by going after Massie he did the opposite, that makes him a co-owner of the travesty and a stooge of the Prog MSM which drove him into the trap.

But Jane shortened the field by limiting it to this bill right now. I'm still arguing about the opening kickoff. Right or wrong, the game was lost at the opening kickoff.

Jane

I WILL NOT SIGN a bill that does more than address just these matters


Yup, I agree. Pelosi is not as dumb as she looks, because she managed to postpone the bill for a week, long past when it needed to be passed. Her leverage worked. Don't know if trump could have won that one, but I agree with you.

Old Lurker

Not being willing to piss of the head of a coequal branch of government is a more foolish move.

Jane

The thing that I find truly find amazing about Trump, is that beside understanding the issues, he also understands the imaging - or politics as it if known. I could maybe compete on the policy, but never on that other shit.

Old Lurker

and with that, oh look at the clock. Five minutes to my quinine infusion.

Jane

Trump Briefing.

KevlarKid

Second rule of Fight Club: Don't lead with your chin.

MJW

I am stunned that we just in one month spent FOUR TIMES what we spent on WWII over FIVE YEARS (adjusted for inflation) and cannot say with any certainty that we won anything or if in fact there was anything to win.

According to an 2016 article, the US cost of WWII was, in 2016 dollars, four trillion dollars, with 40% of the GDP going to defense spending. The Congressional Research Service in 2008 estimated a somewhat higher $4.114 trillion in 2008 dollars.

Marlene

I agree that some governors are overreacting. Gov.Sununu in NH extended stay at home until May 8. He said he wanted to align with what Massachusetts is doing! UGH.
When I drove down U.S. 41 yesterday,the number of small businesses closed really hit me. Restaurants,fun little shops,jewelry stores,hair salons,etc. Although... hubby went to his kayak store today to get a new paddle. The owner is a young guy and he's determined to keep his store open.

Another Bob

And this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052807.html

“ In other words, the federal government is nationalizing large swaths of the financial markets. The Fed is providing the money to do it. BlackRock will be doing the trades.

This scheme essentially merges the Fed and Treasury into one organization. So, meet your new Fed chairman, Donald J. Trump.”

Old Lurker

MJW, so estimates of $20T in lost wealth ($10T in stocks alone before we ever get to other assets) increased borrowings, lost income and GDP that will never be regained sure seems about five time more than $4T doesn't it?

Thanks for confirming.

Extraneus

All I hope is that China ends up paying for the CAREs Act.

Lashing out, lying, suppressing whistle-blowers, expelling anyone who could possibly tell the truth about them, passing off ridiculous conspiracy theories, retweeting insane American lefties - they're acting like they know they're going to take one in the neck before this is all over, and I hope they do.

Dave (in MA)

Wouldn't you have thought that Government Motors would have been more cooperative with the government?

MissMarple2

Navarro's comments just now convince me even more that we are at war.

MissMarple2

Boeing is producing face shields for medical professionals plus the use of the Dreamlifter for moving stuff around the country.

Ready Reserve of Armed Forces being activated.

MJW

MJW, so estimates of $20T in lost wealth ($10T in stocks alone before we ever get to other assets) increased borrowings, lost income and GDP that will never be regained sure seems about five time more than $4T doesn't it?

Thanks for confirming.

Apparently I use the word "spent" differently than you do.

KevlarKid

Heavily hammered meme heading into election after 4 years of Trump will be:

Under Trump government spending increased by ____%.

New Democrat spending priority as campaign talking point:

Income Security Administration (10 million good green jobs!)

'because whatcha gonna do when the next virus hits?!'

Ralph L

Why does Georgia have so many cases? The airport?

Threadkiller

Apparently the bill passed the Senate 99-0 according to Trump?

Close. It was 96-0

Who didn’t vote?


Not Voting - 4
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Romney (R-UT)
Thune (R-SD)

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=2&vote=00080

Those four keep their fiscalness intact. Massie? F him.

D

TK;
Forward tracking- the real question is how did Massie vote today?
Does anyone know?

Threadkiller

Trump explains that he went after GM because of a previous vendetta he had against them. How nice.

Still claiming that they could use Lordstown.


Extraneus

I don't know if it's a hot take, but I think it's possible that this virus has saved us from a real war with China. Maybe not, maybe it will actually trigger a war, but even if it does, we're at our relative strongest position against them right now. If things had gone the way they've been going, China would possibly be more powerful than us in 10 or 20 years, and at that point we would probably just surrender before real hostilities began. It's time to take them down a few pegs, one way or another.

Another Bob

The Queen tests positive l

Threadkiller

No one knows how anyone voted today. At least not officially, maryrose.

That has been the point of all my previous comments you had trouble figuring out.

Extraneus

Those four keep their fiscalness intact.

Paul is positive. I believe Lee and Romney are in self quarantine after (supposedly) being in contact with positives. I don't know about Thune.

D

When I found out originally a congressman was set on delaying the vote on the bill I thought for certain it was a Democrat.
Imagine my surprise when I found out it was Massie
4 Words:
Get With The Program

D

Didn’t we bail out GM?
The least they can do is help out.

MissMarple2

AB,

The Queen! Oh boy.

Threadkiller

Good point, Ext. Maybe Paul tweeted his full throated support? I’ll check.

Threadkiller

Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul
·
3m
In times of panic, it is good to have someone with a cool, level MIT head asking the tough questions. Thank you
@RepThomasMassie

Threadkiller

That wasn’t a setup. I was stunned that was the top tweet when I popped over there.

D

TK:
I figured out all your misguided comments and insults just fine TK so stop the passive aggressive snarking, also trademark you.
Did he yell nay or yay?
I bet it was nay which would be against the the president’s agenda.

Extraneus

So Rand would have made it 96-1. At least no delay. Cost free.

Threadkiller


Mike Lee
@SenMikeLee
·
2h
I don’t know a member of Congress more principled or dedicated to the Constitution than @RepThomasMassie
.
@SpeakerPelosi delayed this process repeatedly and sent the House into recess before its job was complete. Big mistake!

MissMarple2

I think we are at war, according to how I am reading this presser.

As far as Massie, he is doing a McCain-type action, and I am not willing to give him a pass.

Threadkiller

ike Lee
@SenMikeLee
·
Mar 24
I agree with
@RepThomasMassie
. Regardless of what one might think about voting by mail, Congress has no authority to enact a universal vote-by-mail mandate.
Quote Tweet

Thomas Massie
@RepThomasMassie
· Mar 24
Universal vote by mail would be the end of our republic as we know it. https://twitter.com/scotttparkinson/status/1242555770018947077

Jim Eagle

jane,

Still, in my opinion, an over reaction that could have been more accommodating if he wasn't under the F@#king media pressure. Ron controls the State, the legislature and the judges e as well as most of the LEO, except maybe Palm Coast and Broward counties.

Take your time and do it right. We have LEO choppers flying over the most desolate stretch of beach in Florida telling one walke to "Get off The Beach". Politics gone wacko.

MissMarple2

Shem Horne
@Shem_Infinite
·
1m
President Trump is explaining why he is talking to China. He is trying to get data from them, about what happened, when they knew, what cures they have tried, etc. I think that he is putting aside for now what already happened for the good of the country and to try to get info.

Extraneus

Congress needs to go to remote voting. It's ridiculous to expect them to personally get together in this type of situation. At least a rule that invokes distancing guidelines and then revokes them later.

D

Cool level headed gear head who is lost in his world of numbers
Probably rich enough to attend MIT but doesn’t have a clue how most of America lives.
Rand Paul might have voted no so he dodged a bullet there.

Threadkiller

Romney tweeted that he wished he could have been there to vote. Mike Lee didn’t say one way or another but he did just tweet to Utahians an instruction list on how to get their share of CARE.

Jim Eagle

..Palm Cost s/b Palm Beach, of course...Palm Coast is DeSantis country unlike PB which for all its wealth is Karl Marx country...

D

Voting for a bill to help Americans during this virus is not the end of the world as we know it.
I hope for Massie’s sake he yelled yay , otherwise he is going to lose his seat.

anonamom

Nothing on my Twitter about Queen testing positive.
?? #FakeNews, AB??

Threadkiller

Thune’s tweets suggest that he is happily riding the bandwagon.

Jane

Not being willing to piss of the head of a coequal branch of government is a more foolish move.

But that was absolutely not what it was about. It was about timing.

Threadkiller

Did he yell nay or yay?

I can’t do all the research for you, maryrose.

D

Senators and House members should vote the way their constituents would like them to because they represent them

Threadkiller

So Rand would have made it 96-1. At least no delay. Cost free.

Paul is playing it cool here.

MissMarple2

Scott Ford
@ScottFordTVGuy
·
41s
Family friend Cynthia Whittaker in the Dayton/area called, & just rushed her fiance to be to the hospital. Fever 103. He's only 42 years old. They have a baby expected in 8 months. He canty breathe at all and doctors are certain it's #coronavirus. Prayers please.

D

TK
I didn’t ask you to so put a sock in it.

Jane

Long live the queen, but at 95 I suspect she is toast.

Will it be Charles or his son? I vote for the son.

MissMarple2

All American Girl
@AIIAmericanGirI
·
22m
BREAKING: FOX Business Network Fired Trish Regan for Telling the Truth About How Liberal Media Was Using Coronavirus to Take Down Trump (Video) https://thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/breaking-fox-business-network-fired-trish-regan-for-telling-the-truth-about-how-liberal-media-was-using-coronavirus-to-take-down-trump-video/
@gatewaypundit
#AAG #AAG2020

Melinda

Abbas may not be down for dinner.

Another Bob

Maybe this is why Trump wanted this bill?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052807.html

Jane

Amazing presser.

D

Paul is a friend of the President and is renegade by definition
No one knows who this Massie is except that he has Jane said, incredibly bad timing.
He better be a boot lick until November or he is toast.

D

Jane:
I believe it will be William as well.

Threadkiller

stop the passive aggressive snarking,

Please go to the last thread and read your introductory comment to me on this topic. You are sometimes rude when you step into someone else’s conversation.

BTW, there is nothing passive about how I am dishing it back to you. An apology from you could still work.

Another Bob

Yep. Queen story might be a bum steer.

MissMarple2

To young people:

Sit back, watch, do your duty. We are doing this for you. They are lucky to have you (the reporter asking the question) to have you as parents. It probably won't be too much longer.

Melinda

I'm sure it's nothing:

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-authorizes-call-military-reservists-214836921.html

MissMarple2

Scott Ford
@ScottFordTVGuy
·
2m
Two phone calls this evening from New York and Dayton, Ohio family friends Age 42 and Age 56.

Both struggling to breathe and did not want to go to the hospital. Both waited two days and they are apparently going downhill and be put on a ventilator.

I am shaking right now.

Threadkiller
TK:

I figured out all your misguided comments and insults just fine TK so stop the passive aggressive snarking, also trademark you.

Did he yell nay or yay?

I bet it was nay which would be against the the president’s agenda.

Posted by: D | March 27, 2020 at 06:26 PM

You write a list to me and then you say you weren’t asking me?

I think you need a break. I will ignore you until you feel better.

MissMarple2

We are doing our duty by ordering a Meat Lovers Pizza tonight. We even added a $10 tip.

D

TK:
I know you expect women to bow down to your great wisdom and expertise
but I am here to inform you that I am not one of those women.
You have a certain style in your comments over the 12 years I have been here.
I pointed that out and you retaliated by calling me out for being not smart enough to understand your posts and held me up to ridicule.
I know your tactics and will not be bullied into accepting your bs interpretation of what transpired nor your feeble attempt to put the blame on me and exonerate yourself.

Jim Eagle

Well, ladies, if it is William then the Brits have bought the Hollywood scenario of ascendancy. I bet Charles in a landslide just because that is the way it is. If not, then Europe and its royalty are toast. But good riddance to all. I am American from British citizens for the reason of rejecting the Monarchy.

Hollywood adoration with a crown. Pathetic.

I'd rather admire every doctor, nurse, health care worker and pharmacist diealing with this trauma then a bunch of underserving phlandering nobodies.

Jane

Mel,

Amy's wife, Mary has been packed for a week. They keep telling her to be ready to be called up, As of this AM, she hasn't been. I haven;t checked tonite. She's a cardiologist, so it's sort of a duel issue. But if they need her expertise in the NG, she will be there in a heartbeat.

Old Lurker

MJW 6:04, sure, we debate all the time with accountants, tax people, vendors and tenants about precise meanings of accounting terms like "spend". I always take the BalanceSheet approach in which anything that reduces Net Worth, whether through the Retained Earnings sections of the Equity Accounts, or by Assets reduced, or by Liabilities increased are, to me, "spending". Drives them nuts too.

But who cares about the details. My point about scale stands. And anybody with a 401K has had some of his wealth spent for him.

Caro...knowing there exists somewhere in the fine print of a Law and eventually the finer print of regulations, which are then interpreted and perhaps implemented by the sorts of people who deliver government in the DC region, and to get them requires navigation by a tenant who might not speak much English and who might not want to open her books to the IRS, does not translate into getting a rent payment made. It is one thing for somebody at the top of the heap in DC to say "we fixed that" and that fix actually fix anything. This rent thing might help my big tenants who have lawyers and accountants, but it will do nothing for my Korean dry cleaners.

Threadkiller

Some idiot asked Trump is everyone who needs a ventilator will get a ventilator. Trump answered but the idiot didn’t like the answer so he asked it again. Trump told him to “not be a cutie pie.”

Hahaha!

D

TK:
Just read your last post and to CLARIFY I was asking the people on this blog , not know it all you.
You are a piece of work telling me to rest. Let us make it permanent. You are dead to me.

Jane

Mel,

I just texted Amy. Mary has been called in.

Threadkiller


TK:
I know you expect women to bow down to your great wisdom and expertise

Tom R is a woman????

LOL, maryrose. Pulling the chick card? I guess that means you had no argument to begin with. Please get some rest.

Extraneus

Nice 6:39 link, Bob.

Jane

jib, the reason it might be William, is Charles has the virus.

Threadkiller

You are dead to me.

Finally. Thanks is advance for hitting out of my future opinions.

👍

Threadkiller

...in advance...

D

Jane :
Tell Amy to tell Mary to be careful!

Melinda

Jane-

The timing is "unique", and DJT is never that.

Did someone skip nap time?

Threadkiller

...butting out...

(F’n IPhone)

Jane

Oh she always is. And quite spectacular.

Pinandpuller

GUS

You can do stuff to taxpaying American citizens of founding stock you can’t do to illegals who broke in yesterday.

Melinda

Jane-

Please give them my best, since I only spoke to Amy, but for her wife to have safe sailing into harm's way.

Melinda

Link goes to CNN, soooo....

Drudge Report Feed
@drudgefeed
Hundreds of journalists being laid off... goo.gl/fb/gf1eyR

https://twitter.com/drudgefeed/status/1243615697625808902

D

Future opinions which are not worth reading.

Pinandpuller

F in the chat for The Constitution.

Melinda

Needless to say the replies to that are less forgiving...

Extraneus

Heh.

Hundreds of journalists are being laid off, right when the public needs them the most

D

Hey gals of JOM:
TK thinks because we are chicks we don’t have good arguments to begin with. You revealed yourself for who you really areTK.
Too late.
Now we all know your true colors.

Threadkiller

I am of the opinion that Trump will weather this storm very well.

KevlarKid

Mahogany or cedar casket, TJ?

Threadkiller

Maryrose is taking a vote. So much for dead to her. She lives and breaths everything TK!

I complete her. 😎

D

Hundreds of JOurnalists laid off.
Music to my ears and those jobs are probably not coming back.

KevlarKid

s/b TK.

Threadkiller

Probably balsa wood so maryrose can carry me around everywhere.

D

KK and TK can entertain each other in limbo.

Threadkiller

Take another vote, maryrose!

D

Can the word breaths be used as a verb?

Melinda

TK-

Too much blue smoke and dust to follow all the moving parts. I'm sure that nothing else is going on.

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