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March 14, 2020

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henry

A March weekend without madness. I have plenty of books.

GUS

Who does #2 work for???

Captain Hate

Love The Cartel and ESPN taking major pipe. Grifters and lowlifes.

Jack is Back!

TM, to answer your question: I only wish:)

amom,

Gorgeous down here on the First Coast. A mere zephyr of a breeze, calm and silersver sea, very sunny. At 74F already.

Mrs. JiB is on Whale Watch dutyon the dunes cross-over. Perfecet day to catch a Right Whale breaching as there are no waves to speak of. Waters are warm approaching 80F and saw lots of people in the surf when I drove through Flagler Beach yesterday. Last few days of Bike Week (thank God:). A lot of bikes sporting Trump stickers or flags.

rse

https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/brookhaven-employee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-city-hall-staff-told-quarantine/wXalE5tYh0ulZds1hWgZKL/ is about 100 yards from the grocery I was at yesterday and tuesday when it opened.

One thing I have been doing is getting extra sheets of purell from by door to keep wiping hands as I touch things in the store to put in cart. Then get more as I leave grocer. Easy to do, but not something I am seeing.

My dad's facility admitting they have flu in residents (at least 2) despite vaccines for all.

sbwaters

With the sports pundits out of work, and time to enjoy other pass-times, what games offer the least amount of opportunity for contagion?

Cards? Dice?

With Go you could have each player remove his color of captured stones and sequester them to be counted at game's end. Then you could wash all the stones in soapy water for two choruses of 'God Save the Queen'.

Or I could go rake the yard.

MissMarple2

I am going to take some time to do some cleaning before I lose motivation.

Back after I get something accomplished.

The Infamous Ignatz

Consider this, if the Wuhan virus really did come from someone eating a bat and the Chicoms had their knickers wadded over the whispers it came from their lab, would they cook up some crazy crap about Dog Faced Pony Soldiers sneaking it into someone's flying rodent soup or would they just point to the evidence it was not their fault because it was some bat bug gone loco?

Extraneus

The most likely theory I've seen is that someone from the lab was selling infected lab animals to the market for extra cash instead of incinerating them according to regulations.

henry

Ig, they would preserve face by blaming enemy action however it started. Acknowledging their own incompetence is not their way.

Extraneus

To see why it was almost an hour late and only lasted 4 minutes, check out the highlights of Biden's virtual town hall from yesterday.

https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/1238625980136280064

Extraneus

That theory was from a link Clarice posted I think last night:

One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made the equivalent of a million dollars selling monkeys and rats on the live animal market, whence they likely wound up in someone's stomach.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/the_wuhan_virus_escaped_from_a_chinese_lab.html

henry

@cnbc

Vice President Mike Pence to hold press conference on coronavirus response at noon ET

joan

Oh, gosh, you guys, if this hasn't been posted on the previous thread, be sure and watch it. It is really cute about coronoa virus protection.

https://twitter.com/ShemekaMichelle/status/1238591653553868800?s=09

Captain Hate

CBS should prove their Asian (it was really a struggle not to use one of many derogatory terms) reporter asking dumbass questions isn't a Wuhan plant.

Captain Hate

Bedtime for Bonzo Biden.

MissMarple2

Gordon G. Chang
@GordonGChang
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18m
After this virus subsides, no American should forget #China's malicious campaign against us. We have an enemy, and it is Chinese communism. #CoronavirusPandemic #ChinaVirus #ChinaPneumonia #WuhanCoronavius #WuhanFlu #WuFlu

MissMarple2

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
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54m
Illinois mayor Adds Ban Of Firearms & Ammo To Coronavirus Emergency Executive Order. Of course leftists going to exploit it. It’s what they do.

You’d all be shocked how many lefty friends have called me about guns this week! Now they’re really into 2A.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/13/mayor-in-illinois-adds-ban-of-firearms-and-ammunition-to-coronavirus-emergency-executive-order/

MissMarple2

It's snowing. Hard.

Just thought I would add a day-brightener for my friends in Florida!

Captain Hate

Biden's virtual town hall from yesterday.

After looking like a paste eating monkey, what's next? Claymation Joe? CGI Biden? Dressing up Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace to pose as Sundown and DR JILL?

anonamom

What will they test positive for? A common cold. Mission accomplished!

I think what that Tweeter may mean is that for the majority--and perhaps WAY MORE than 80%--of folks, getting Covid19 will be pretty similar to a cold.

It would be fascinating to be able to check for antibodies, to see how many of us have already had it this winter.

Captain Hate

It would be fascinating to be able to check for antibodies, to see how many of us have already had it this winter.

That would be the quickest way to return to normalcy assuming the numbers are high.

lyle

Porch’s comment last night about getting emails about the wuflu from everyone who has your address, I got this from one of my local restaurant haunts:

Rest assured, we will continue to remain vigilant and closely monitor CDC and local Health Dept. guidelines and recommendations to contain the spread of the virus. We know it’s tough to feel at ease in a time like this, so come visit us, and we promise to help you take your mind off things with a stellar meal and excellent company in a safe environment.

Or you can just come for the toilet paper.

Heh™

lyle

And, I’ll have you know, Ig, that omitting wine from your list last night of things Italian do well is a breathtaking oversight. 😬

Buckeye

Jr. is coming for dinner tonight and I will pick his brain about preparedness for the WuFlu here in central Ahia.

Given his job, and his age, he will be on the front line treating WuFlu patients when we have any.

Old Lurker

What I want to see this summer after it is all done is how the total US deaths from the WuFlu plus the RegFlu compare to normal "peak" years.

Then we can decide if erasing $10 Trillion from US Stocks alone and uncounted trillions of lost income was money well spent.

Buckeye

It would be fascinating to be able to check for antibodies, to see how many of us have already had it this winter.

Probably a bunch.

GUS

No entertainment. BULL PUCKY. I just drove to PIGGLY WIGGLY for shits and giggles.

Everybody was KUNG FLU FIGHTING. Even Pizza's were sold out. It's comical.

Buckeye

Then we can decide if erasing $10 Trillion from US Stocks alone and uncounted trillions of lost income was money well spent.

The lesson here is how much more effective a bio weapon is than conventional weapons.

Another Bob

Another Costco sitrep from Flyover USA.

Got there right at advertised opening, but I think they let customers in a bit early. Parking lot wasn't bad at all.

Sign right at the entrance displaying the list of items out-of-stock. Pretty much what you'd expect. Zero TP of any brand. Zero hand sanitizer. Zero rubbing alcohol. Zero Clorox wipes. Zero baby wipes. Zero disposable diapers. Only Kleenex brand tissues and not much. Only Bounty brand paper towels, with a limit of 2, and employees stationed there handing them out.

Surprisingly enough, they had Clorox bleach so I snagged a pack. (We actually needed it for the laundry, but will put it to use for cleaning too.)

Then to the local grocery (a chain of smaller supermarkets placed in better neighborhoods) for some fresh stuff. Cashier said that after two days of true looney tunes, was quite normal today. So long as you didn't want TP or any disinfectants.

Last stop, liquor superstore. Nearly empty. The only thing they seemed to be running short of was the box wine. The pallets were getting sparse. Stocked up (normal stocking up, not emergency stocking up) at my leisure. Dammit, forgot to ask about Everclear...

Old Lurker

Buckeye, our Boston kids are worried about how many docs in the Harvard hospital network (MGH/MEE/B&W/Childrens) are already testing positive and the others who have symptoms but have yet to be tested. If YL2 and hubby both are locked down, that right there removes two 100+ hr/wk slave docs from their rosters.

Gonna be a challenge for the front lines for sure.

Rocco

Cardinal O'Malley has temporarily suspended all church activity with a few exceptions like baptisms.

MissM, if you should get a chance to show your friends Jerry Wayne's NRA video that Etx posted on the last thread, please do, it's awesome!


https://twitter.com/NRA/status/1238588289747243009

Threadkiller

This portion of Trump’s speech cracked me up:

I want to thank Google. Google is helping to develop a website. It's going to be very quickly done, unlike websites of the past, to determine whether a test is warranted and to facilitate testing at a nearby convenient location.

(At the 7:50 mark)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTYINvuWM4

IMO it is a direct shot at Michelle Obama’s friend’s failed Obamacare website.

henry

Pence will update the situation. I don’t know if TP stockpiles will be included. Hopefully something about whether we should expect lockdowns (Spain just went full).

High noon update.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Captain Hate

IMO it is a direct shot at Michelle Obama’s friend’s failed Obamacare website.

World's greatest troll. I'm already concerned about how we replace him in 4+ years. Jane's probably right that we should look outside of existing pols although someone like Perot worried me that he might just get tired of being President and just say "welp I'm gone immediately". Definitely need someone unafraid of the unfree presstitutes which puts you in rare air.

Jack Lillywhite

OL, @1146hr. Versus doing nothing?

Mrs. JiB and I have been discussing any permanent fallout such as working and studtying remotely may get a serious economic evaluation. Think Green. Also, dynamic shift in use of online services like Amazon, UberEats, Fresh, FedEx and UPS, etc.

You could make your own list but I thin WuFlu has presented us a new lifestyle paradigm shift.

YMMV

MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/health/older-or-unhealthy-inside-look-americas-first-coronavirus-deaths#.Xm0AS17sWBU.twitter

Lists the first 48 deaths, their ages, sexes, and locations.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
2m
Just finished a meeting on Covid-19 in the Situation Room, news conference coming up shortly.

henry

Now live

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Extraneus
Earlier this week Iranian backed militia killed two US soldiers and a female UK soldier at Taji military base in Iraq.

Last night the US responded killing at least 18 militia members in Iraq including Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander General Siamand Mashhadani.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/he-did-it-again-trump-takes-out-top-iranian-revolutionary-guards-commander-in-iraq-general-siamand-mashhadani-killed-in-us-strike/

Comanche Voter

Not surprisingly this morning's Los Angeles Times reports that federal employees have asked that all government offices be closed. When the going gets tough federal employees go home.

I suspect we'll survive the absence of federal employees.

D

Ext:
Good news about taking out a top Iranian Revolutionary guard.
The sooner we get out the better.
Agree with Jack.
Businesses are going to start having much of their work done off site with fewer employees and an inexpensive location as the top office.
Some business in our state moved to cheaper rental sites to stay afloat.

D

Comanche:
This is a good time for federal offices to take stock and get rid of the dead weight.
All those wanting a furlough can take a permanent one.

GUS

Send the FEDERAL WORKERS home WITHOUT PAY.....

BUILD THE WALL.

matt - deplore me if you must

The vitriol on Facebook really is disgusting. It seems that calling it Wuhan virus is racist. It should be remembered that the Spanish influenza of 1918 started in China as well. That's what happens when you have a disease ridden, germ filled semi tropical environment with poor/nonexistent hygiene.

Flush toilets are a luxury, as is toilet paper in many places.

Not even sure if they have public health departments worth the name. Keeping people in their homes at gunpoint is not in the manual in most countries.

Maybe they should run that Gwyneth Paltrow epidemic movie over and over again to reinforce where the virus came from.

henry

England / Ireland travel suspended

Thomas Collins

Shook hands with the new bartender at my go-to neighborhood bar and hugged a friend last night. I did acquiesce to an elbow bump this morning when I saw a friend at the health club after my swim. I had the pool to myself for the first time in a long time on Saturday morning. The health club is in a hotel at which a lot of Europeans stay. Thanks for helping clear out the pool for me, President Trump.

And yes, the new bartender did wash her hands immediately after shaking mine.

My overall take on Trump's performance: He did great shutting down the China visits, then acted too dismissively toward the WhuFlu threat, and now is acting fine. My main criticism of Trump is that he should have been all over the bureaucrats sooner to loosen up their test procedures. If he had done that, of course, the same idiots who are now griping about slow ramp up of testing would have called him Hitler.

My overall take on the media: Trump is wrong to call the media the enemy of the people. Most enemies act with more honor than the media. My go-to sources are anonamom and DrJ. As far as I am concerned, the two best commentators are right here at JOM and are doing it for free!

peter

So I'm posting on the old thread like a dork wondering why no one is responding. DOH!

lyle

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/03/highlights-of-news_14.html

Scroll to bottom and watch the video. Have a hankie close by...

KevlarKid

fr last thread: "I tell you, the CBS and PBS reporters set my teeth on edge!"

Yamiche "Sumo Girl "Alcindor is the PBS-PMSNBC-NBC political contributor who asked the nazty question re the "disbandment" of the NSC's "pandemic team".

Yamiche is the current PBS sight gag with obvious oral impulse control issues narrating the Trump presidency.

The nappy-headed Georgetown journalism grad was the point pit on Peach Mint.

So imagine my surprise when she waddles up to the unsanitized mic to point fingers about the NSC's pandemic threat assessment team of paper pushers being re-shuffled as the NSC was getting reorganized during the past 2 years, following the team director's retirement in 2018.

Two reasons for my surprise: the reshuffle was carried out by Lefty hero-in-waiting of Peach Mint John Bolton (so why attack Bolton's executive recs) and, the upstream threat assessment team had no responsibilties for dealing with on the ground service and response to epidemics/pandemics downstream.

You'd think Trump had done to the NSC what Obama did to NASA with his Islamic outreach (which was never questioned by any in Lefty media) and his CDC sandbagging on the effects of climate change.

Yamiche Alcindor got her nose rubbed in it at the presser as her mic was cut off and POTUS slammed her question. Then, the other press harpies attack POTUS for denying something Yammie said he did.... which he was correct in saying he didn't.

Bolton said 4.9.20:

"Claims that streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation's bio defense are false.

Global health remained a top NSC priority, and its expert team was critical to effectively handling the 2018-19 Africa Ebola crisis.

The angry Left just can't stop attacking, even in a crisis."


matt - deplore me if you must

The first rule of any pandemic is that no one has a clue as to the cause, testing, cure or epidemiology of the disease at the beginning. It's never happened before.

So far there are 1600 cases with 41 deaths as someone reported as of today. 24 of those deaths were at a skilled nursing facility in Seattle, oo we do know that it affects the weakest terribly.

Not much news coming out of those who were on the cruise ships.

South Korea and China seem to have turned the corner.

I think the best bet at the moment is shorting toilet paper stocks because there's going to be a huge slump in demand for the next several months.

Barbara

President Trump — multitasking:


Jim Hoft
@gatewaypundit
·
3h
HE DID IT AGAIN! Trump Takes Out Top Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Commander in Iraq - General Siamand Mashhadani Killed in US Strike https://thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/he-did-it-again-trump-takes-out-top-iranian-revolutionary-guards-commander-in-iraq-general-siamand-mashhadani-killed-in-us-strike/ via
@gatewaypundit

Thomas Collins

Jeez! I hope Trump sanitized the bombs before dropping them on the Eyeranian militiamen. Don't want to expose them to WhuFlu virus!

jimmyk

NY State just had its first death, an 82-year-old with a pre-existing respiratory condition. That’s out of over 500 cases.

peter

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Was-Iranian-IRGC-General-Siamand-Mashhadani-killed-in-US-airstrikes-620862

Siamand Mashadani might not be a real name.

How about So I'm a mashed irani?

DrJ

Aw shucks, TC!

The left is all atitter that Google is not providing web services. Instead, it is Verily, the life sciences effort that also is under the Alphabet umbrella. They claim to be nowhere near getting a web site going.

Captain Hate

Willowed

Regarding those company emails regarding cv policy, my boss made me waste time writing our company policy. What do you think I did beside clip and paste it from other companies'?

This is part of the economic impact of this scare as peter was diverted from doing something more productive to perform this good will / legal liability task. Sure it wasn't a lot by itself and you could say anything peter, as an existing employee, does is a sunk cost; but you accumulate enough of these and you have another Sarbanes Oxley on your hands.

Barbara

Yamiche Alcindor got her nose rubbed in it at the presser as her mic was cut off and POTUS slammed her question.

Kevlar,

That was one of my favorite moments in the Press Conference. I hope all future pressers follow this pattern — if the weather allows:

1. Hold the event outdoors rather than in that little press room where screeching and shouting reporter's voices can reverberate off the walls.

2. Use two or more microphones. If a reporter wants to grandstand, hog the mic, get belligerent or ask add on questions ad nauseam, just cut off the mic they're holding and hand the second mic to someone else.

3. If possible, depending on the type of press conference, have a helicopter revving for departure in the background.

KevlarKid

Set out for the bi-weekly big grocery shop at the N.Buzzkill Safeway. Arrived 605a.

Restocking was in full swing. The only commodities in short supply were frozen vegetables and chikken tits.

TP, sanitizers, cleaners were in full. my buddy is the floor manager. the store policy is to release those supplies gradually during a 12 hour cycle. Hoarders flock to other stores. Limits per customer favors local shoppers. Banditos in pickups hitting stores throughout the Bay area are making things worse at stores w/o such controls.

I'm loving how the snobs here in buzzkill are devouring supplies in their little "locally owned and over priced" stores are being forced out into COSTCOs and other "Big Box" stores so they can clean their privates. the N. Buzkill neighborhood blog is clogged with the "live simply so others can simply live crowd" yammering on about how Bernie would never have let this happen.

biggest fear among the saintly here in Buzkill is there dont seem to be enough cops for emergency calls.

itsa bitch... either pay for all those EU made street sweeping machines or cops. officers smith & wesson be cheaper though.

KevlarKid

Pelosi and Schumer chorus over war with Iran in 3...2...1

another Dead Iranian Poet by henry gibson.

GUS

Just wait until the 1st FAKE NEWS REPORTER gets the KUNG FLU.

Hilarity will ensue.

Imagine someone from HOLLYWEIRD gets it.
Y'know, the like TOM HANKS or someone........

The Infamous Ignatz

Anonomom as she's composing one of her comments here. :)

Gentlejim

Lyle,
Damn, that video hit hard.

Toilet paper or bottled water available in Tucson? Nope
People were lined up at Sam’s Club like they were paying customers to get gas. I’ll add that I believe I found the Walmartyist Walmart in the world on the north side of Tucson yesterday. Haha

Out for a bit

KevlarKid

Barbara:

imagine what the Puss Corpse would do if POTUS quarantined all of them and had their pressers via WEBEX?

i wish he'd use one of those holography gismos. walking right up to Yamiche and look down at her or toe to toe with Acosta and make like Jimmy has a bat in the cave.


the new normal.

KevlarKid

What does Greta Toonberg say about the Whu Flung Du?

joan

Come on, you guys, mentioning the toilet paper -- you've got to watch the tweet I posted up above. It's how Shemeka is guaranteeing none of that corona virus's gonna get in her apartment.

D

Jane:
I totally agree with wrt this corona virus.
24/7 on all stations.
There is some live rugby on NBC.
I am reading my books and enjoying the quiet life.
I agree with Anonamom.
We all need to help one another and support our President.
Of course there are cheerleaders here and always have been.
That is the truth of the matter that I pointed out Iggy.
I don’t put anyone on a pedestal.
Everyone has their strengths and strong leadership is one of President Trump’s best attributes. He knows how to delegate authority.

D

The Powerline take off on toilet paper is hysterical!

KevlarKid

"There is some live rugbyRugby on NBC."

FIFY

D

Concur with TC wrt DrJ and Anonamom and would also include TC himself.

GUS

Kev my brutha, I had that EXACT THOUGHT EARLY A.M..

We need our MOST SCIENCY SCIENTISTS on the case, FULL COMMIES are for SCIENCE above all.
So NATURALLY Little Greta should be in charge of all things KUNG FLU.

Narciso

Yes siamand is kurdush and mashadani is derivative of mashhad can be iraqi or iranian.

JM Hanes

Joan:

Very funny video!

D

I love Janice Dean on weather on Fox.
She is a genuine, good person.

MissMarple2

Nurse sister is enraged with press. She says people fail to realize how few intensive care beds there are per hospital.

Here in Indy, St. Francis may have 12. Methodist (which is the hospital used by the 500 Mile Race teams) maybe have twice that many.

But NO hospital has 250 beds, like the reporters are acting like there should be.

She is holding the press responsible for the hysteria and confusion.

KevlarKid

And think what hospital ICUs will become should MEDICARE for all descend upon the land.

KevlarKid

The "press" represent some of the most under- and miseducated Americans alive given the undue and unearned influence they are raining upon pigeons in coops all across Amurka.

henry

Flattening the curve is the key. School closings, event cancellations, less travel — the social distance thing are the key. Unlike Europe (socialized medicine), theUS can handle 150 million of us getting Coronavirus. It becomes a problem if we all get it the same day.

So I delay going to Florida for a couple months. I set my company on work from home (with coverage for mail and deliveries). We delay travel for a couple months.

anonamom

CH, your 12:09 brings Governor Palin to my mind, but I wasn't around in 2008,so I don't know the "official" position on her. ;-)

She sure as heck ain't afraid of the press.
And you should see her shoot that moving bear target on the Alaska series she did!

MissMarple2

THE UNITED STATES LOVES ITALY! pic.twitter.com/DESUJ4QM41

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2020

Video at the link.

Jack Lillywhite

There is NO LIVE RUGBY on NBC or any channel. Any rugby being played are replays. The Wales v. Scotland Six Nations match to have been played today was postponed last night. Same with PL Rugby in England.

lyle

https://issuesinsights.com/2020/03/12/are-you-ready-for-biden-obama-2020/

Moochelle as veep. Thoughts?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

According to twatter a press weasel was denied entry to the presser today with 3 temp recordings of above 100.4 degrees taken 15 minutes apart.

Asshole is raising hell. Haven't seen who it was but I hope they all get it especially Acosta.

James D.

Lyle, my thought is that if that ticket won, I would start praying for an extinction-level asteroid hit.

Jane

Amom,

I loved Palin, and still do. IIRC most everyone here did.

Jane

I don't want to nominate another politician tho.

D

Jane:
I still love Palin.
Saw her live at a rally in Lakewood during the campaign.

sbwaters

Moochelle as veep. Thoughts?

Instigator!

JM Hanes

Lyle:

We talked about that last week, but I can't remember what my thoughts were. :-)

Dave (in MA)

That clip of her the other night was cringeworthy, though.

D

We will have any number of good candidates for President in 2024.
I am not surprised that the President asked for Ted Cruz’s advice on the corona virus and his plan to close off China.
He knows how to tap intelligent people for ideas.
He also consults Rand Paul wrt ending wars and bringing troops home.
Tom Cotton is another solid choice with a military background.

D

Steph:
This is how disease spreads.
Entitled press people who think they can push their way in even if they are ill.

MissMarple2

lyle,

My thoughts are unprintable. I would have to take up another pastime other than current events, maybe go back to embroidery or gardening.

KevlarKid

it's going to be a tough race and a close popular vote with media and cheat baked in.

getting the old band back together with Mooch mailing it in and zero chemistry with ol Dead Joe gives their side a stenchy hold yer nose factor worse than Hillary.

Jack Lillywhite

One small correction: There will be Super Rugby League matches tonight and tomorrow from Australia on ESPN+, if not cancelled before hand.

D

DaveinMass:
Disagree.
Palin is a good sport and can laugh at herself.
A quality lacking in all Dem politicians.

Old Lurker

"Moochelle as veep. Thoughts?"

Can I make it to the bathroom or just throw up in the wastebasket?

KevlarKid

Palin's critical flaw his her dumpster fire of a personal life. it would take her tens of millions to bulletproof herself against this media. cabinet post at best.

KevlarKid

Reliable GOP prospects for 2024 will emerge as Trump hammers away during 2.0. the squeamish will reveal themselves.

D

I could totally see Sarah Palin as a cabinet person now that she is unloading her husband.
I always wanted her to run against Meerkowski for the Senate but the media would have made it a bloodbath.

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