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April 07, 2020

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JM Hanes

Alone in my room....

JM Hanes

Prince Charles is said to have gotten rave reviews for his reading of an excerpt from Tintern Abbey. He almost put me to sleep, but maybe that's just me.

JM Hanes

Andrea Bocelli will be streaming live from the Milan Catherdral on Easter. He'll be singing to an empty church, which should really be something!


Milan Cathedral

JM Hanes

I'm sitting here with a bunch of lilacs I cut this afternoon, and the whole room smells heavenly. When I was working outside, they perfumed the whole yard. I remember walking to school as a child in Massachusetts, pulling lilac blossoms off the sidewalk shrubs and sucking out the tiniest little bit of sweet nectar.

JM Hanes

Went to the kitchen to refresh my drink, and it smells like... onions. Quite a contrast.

henry

NBA should finish out their season in China. Their owners have defeated Kung Flu per WHO and the media.

DrJ

Our lilacs are in bloom too, JMH. Even the 5" of rain we've had over the past few days haven't discouraged them. I love their scent.

JM Hanes

I was wondering when someone would end my isolation!

16 books on art that Artnet promises "Will Open Up New Horizons for Your Mind Under Lockdown."

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henry

No lilacs here, but a hint of green has popped in. Was 72 today. Nice to be without a coat and gloves.

MissMarple2

Up to 75 today, but we are supposed to get strong storms with hail tonight.

JM Hanes

DrJ:

They were like a special lockdown gift this year, because they don't normally bloom quite this early.

I just heard that France has outlawed outdoor exercise. The world is truly going insane or will be soon with orders like that.

macthenaif

John Prine dead. Damn.

henry

My neighbor had his manure spreader out, so aromas were a bit rustic. A bit of garlic, ginger, and sage in the kitchen made up for it.

DrJ

My neighbor had his manure spreader out, so aromas were a bit rustic.

I know what you mean. I used to live downwind of a cow pasture, and the cows used to love the bamboo on the property. We too had a lot of rustic smells.

I got used to it.

KevlarKid

3 days of rain. tulip trees and cherry trees flower and blossom with gusto.

Pinandpuller

While most of us were on house arrest today Idris Abdus-Salaam decided to use his time out of the house to stab four ladies at a gas station in Knoxville @BenKTallmadge @CarrollQuigley1 @MadAddictSport @BabeReflex_8 @TheLastRefuge2

https://twitter.com/avery1776/status/1247701877363539969?s=21

KevlarKid

GrandFather White Sage bushes here in our back and front yards are shooting thick seed fronds up nearly 4 feet with still a month to go til bloom.

Narciso


Thats joe bob in the current idiom


https://mobile.twitter.com/susancrabtree/status/1247657858033844224

KevlarKid

better understanding of why acting SECNAV Modly had no choice but to resign:

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/04/07/us-navys-dual-investigations-into-carrier-roosevelt-drama-are-hopelessly-compromised-lawyers-say/

The Infamous Ignatz

Jihad is essential business.

Narciso

Even lt saavik knew you dont send a message on an open channel i wrath of khan

The Infamous Ignatz

Isn't Zeke Emmanuel old enough to qualify for a death panel send off yet?

Pinandpuller

We’re being terrorized in our own country in our own homes by our own government and you really think anyone cares about Gay Opps in Somalia? We don’t belong in Somalia Somalis don’t belong in America. End of story.

Another big win in war in terror. ‘Violent, ruthless' al-Shabaab leader killed by U.S. strike in Somalia

https://twitter.com/jsolomonreports/status/1247600461164818434?s=21

Davod

All God's Creatures have a place in the choir:

https://youtu.be/sTKJUxl8TL4

Because it cheered me up.

JM Hanes

Ah, tulip trees! Thanks KK. That's what I left off my list of all the things blooming simultaneously here. In addition to multiple varieties of deciduous Magnolias, there are several spring camellias. Pollen R Us!

Narciso


Pollen count high up there


https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/07/cbs-news-clarification-tweet-viral-nurse-sob-story/

JM Hanes

Also courtesy of Artnet

While museums around the globe are closed to the public, we are spotlighting each day an inspiring exhibition that was previously on view. Even if you can’t see it in person, allow us to give you a virtual look. 
Today it's "An Exhibition of Masterful Drawings by Raphael Highlights His Enormous Influence on Those Who Followed in His Footsteps." It's interesting to realize how widely he was copied. If you're at a loss for things to do, try the National Gallery's 3-D Tour of the exhibition. It's a real time waster, but zooming in and out and around is not entirely without entertainment value.


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Raphael: Study of 8 Apostles

KevlarKid

Trump is a war criminal in 3...2...1

MissMarple2

Davod,

Thanks so much for that video! Cheered me up, too!

Narciso

Its like one of those law and ordee ci episodes where thr villain dejure was a up and coming somali warlord but he said he was the grandsom of the mad mullah who was sudanese.

Narciso

I wrote a paper on the school of athens for a humanities class.

KevlarKid

All the discussion of the "Maggies" today reminded me of the BLOOMIN MAGNOLIA here our neck of the woods. The camelias outside Mrs Kid's office window are damned near crimson.

"Life finds a way."

JM Hanes

I don't think I'll ever be this desperate for sometning to do:

"Bored in Self-Isolation, an Art-World Power Couple Built a Tiny Museum for Their Gerbils, Complete With Rodent Van Goghs and Vermeers."

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MissMarple2

Heather Champion
@winningatmylife
·
7m
I think people need to see this for what it is: this is a very important voice in the news discussing the best way to censor the news.

She’s relaxed enough to discuss censoring what news you will receive, so much so, that she’s tweeting about it to no one in particular.
==================================
And here's the tweet that she is commenting on:

Maggie Haberman
@maggieNYT

There's a big debate going on among folks about whether cable should be airing Trump briefings. Okay. But if you're running the beginning of the briefing, why cut away from Pence and the actual health officials?

Narciso

Thats a bit much, jm

Still craving that rizzotto maggie

jim nj

jimmyk,

I start my reading here from where I left off the previous night, I see all the daytime comments.

I've been tracking the total case numbers for over a month and have them written down. I thought about calculating the deaths and recoveries %change rate but can't find a decent time series that will let me go backwards to a starting point. Right now that's looking like null project.

Like you I also look at covidtracking to get an idea of what is going on in the separate states. As you've noticed the disparities in state's reporting makes it less than useful for comparisons or collective totals.

Captain Hate

Like I said, DJT has broken them all and they're too stupid to know it.

Narciso

So thats how it works, yes the data sets are maddeningly irregular


https://mobile.twitter.com/knidac/status/1247719886383611905

Pinandpuller

An anonymous doctor reports that you may be particularly susceptible to Coronavirus if you have trouble following a police officer’s verbal commands.

MissMarple2

Profound statement about hydroxychloroquine from Dr. Marc Siegel....... profound.

Play till end. pic.twitter.com/kcrhgo0oLR

— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 8, 2020

Video at link. It's only 21 seconds, and you really should watch it.

Narciso

You want to say it slower:

https://mobile.twitter.com/KellyO/status/1247642791381000195

Narciso

Only goes back to march 15, example


https://covidtracking.com/data/state/florida#historical

JM Hanes

Davod:

Fun video! Every time they cut back to the initial frame with the two dogs I had to laugh. What is it about animals looking goofy that is so entertaining? I was actually thinking about all the sounds around me (mostly birds) when I was working outside today.

MissMarple2

Throwback: “The Clintons are criminals. Anyone who challenges their control is deemed sexist, racist, and xenophobic. They will LIE LIE LIE. They will do worse than that. They will do whatever is necessary. The Clintons are criminals remember that.”~@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/vzhakQicHV

— dan siddons (@dansiddons4) April 7, 2020

Video at the link.

clarice

I'm getting sick of the Wuhan virus. Let's move on.Is there a meteor nearing earth? An earthquake..anything else scary to obsess about?

Narciso

The daily express usually fimds one, but if often gets lost.

Narciso

Close enough:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1266330/alien-technology-discovered-on-mars-conspiracy-theory-ufo-sighting

Davod

From INSTAPUNDIT - Also, for those interested in the US Navy –“ Through June the US Naval Insitute has opened up the complete archives of Proceedings, which has published some very good reads going all the way back to 1874. Naval History, too, although I’m much less familiar with it.”

MissMarple2

Susan Crabtree
@susancrabtree

Breaking: Trump is firing 7 IGs in one fell swoop, sources confirm to @RealClearNews. Most likely will be the IGs that were appointed by Pres. Obama or beforehand. He wants his own people in those positions now. Trump during his briefing said he has "put in 7 names" for IGs.
6:49 PM · Apr 7, 2020·

Davod

Link - https://www.usni.org/proceedings-magazine/all-issues

Another Bob

If that seven IGs story is correct, it’s about time.

Narciso

Opps doesmt cover it

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/07/pensioner-rejected-van-gogh-masterpiece-family-clear-out-has/

The Infamous Ignatz

--"Life finds a way."--

During my very essential travels through the green hills and snow capped peaks of my hunkering neck of the woods [what's a neck of a woods anyway?], eyeballing the gamboling deer and the contented cudsters and the jolly bats playing horseshoes, it's kind of funny to consider the natural world has not the slightest clue nor care that most of humanity is freaking out over an invisible thing that isn't really even alive by a lot of standards.

Captain Hate

You want to say it slower

She's from around here and used to be on local tv. I thought she was smarter than that; dear God that was brutal.

GUS

It actually reached 80 degrees at my house today, so I got really drunk and posted.

Captain Hate

LOL GUS 😂

jim nj

MM,

I had a smile at your report of losing and finding your twitter link.

The internet is doing weird things at my end also. Half the time I post here I get an error message and have to re-do it. Or I'll type something in the comment box and the "post" button won't work until I refresh the page.

Lot's of other weird stuff too.

jimmyk

clarice, I think we did have a relatively close brush with an asteroid a few weeks ago. There's another one coming April 29th. Unfortunately they've spoiled the suspense by saying it won't hit us. But maybe we should all shelter in place just in case.

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/asteroid-52768-1998-or2-april-2020-how-to-see

Narciso

Its time to give this ah press club (not a typo) the mustafa treatment from austin powers, they should bring some stats savvy people like berenson in.

Narciso

4 million is 16 times the moons distance or about 1/10 the way to mars.

jimmyk

Back to the virus: Just found out someone in our apartment building tested positive recently. So it's getting closer.... There are only about 55 units in our building, so it's not a large population. It also seems like half the building has cleared out, as I almost never see a soul.

clarice

Yeah--I'll shelter in the wine cellar with a corkscrew in hand---just in case.

The Infamous Ignatz

--The internet is doing weird things at my end also.--

Well, I hear there is a virus going round.

MissMarple2

jim nj,

I tell you, I have had a LOT of squirrely stuff on my computer the last couple of days.

I blame it on the Chinese.

JM Hanes

Speaking of collision courses, did anyone here see Melancholia (2011)? It started off a little slow, but I ended up liking it quite a lot.

Melinda

A tad closer than that.

The Infamous Ignatz

I imagine it's the asteroids you don't see that are the ones you regret the most.

jimmyk

Here's the story on the asteroid a couple of weeks ago.

https://www.zmescience.com/science/asteroid-close-approach-airburst-135134/

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/06/former-clinton-campaign-attorney-marc-elias-u-s-needs-vote-by-mail-ballot-harvesting-vote-anywhere-rules/

Of course. Why these people don't just give up and throw in the towel, I don't know.

Narciso

Well im figuring the arc to get there as well as the plane on has to follow.

DrJ

I blame it on the Chinese.

Here we blame unexplained things on the cats. They don't seem to mind.

cathyf
I just heard that France has outlawed outdoor exercise.
The 21st century version of leeches -- back time immemorial, human beings have known that fresh air and sunshine are potent treatments for respiratory illnesses. These people are totally insane.
MissMarple2

NBC News
@NBCNews
· 16h

U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours.

Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported. https://nbcnews.to/3aRarPK
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Ted Cruz
@tedcruz
·
1m
Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 USC 611 et seq, I’m pretty sure NBC is now legally obligated to close every broadcast with—and append to every tweet—“this message paid for by the Communist Party of China.”

Narciso


Do they cootdinate


https://www.france24.com/en/20200407-sigh-of-relief-for-french-farmers-as-some-street-markets-reopen

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/07/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-stable-intensive-care-coronavirus/

Boris Johnson stable and in good spirits.

JM Hanes

Did anyone link this Newsweek article on Invermectin?

"Ivermectin is very widely used and seen as a safe drug. We need to figure out now whether the dosage you can use it at in humans will be effective—that's the next step," said the study's leader Dr. Kylie Wagstaff
Found via Don Surber.

JM Hanes

"I imagine it's the asteroids you don't see that are the ones you regret the most.", if not the longest.

clarice

Nytol XOXO

Narciso

Has it been a year?

https://www.france24.com/en/20200407-a-year-after-blaze-notre-dame-to-hold-good-friday-mass-amid-virus-lockdown

MissMarple2

Carlos Osweda thread:

https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1247735660938539008

Pinandpuller

2016: Creeping Sharia

4-7-2020 San Bernardino County Department Of Public Health Issues Order For Face Coverings

The Infamous Ignatz

I wonder if Tuesday deaths being high is a result of Sundays and Mondays being depressed.
Doc Birx mentioned something about Sunday results not being too reliable a few days ago.

Comanche Voter

Well at the rate the NBA is going, I'd say that in mid May they'll simply write the season off.

Of course Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm's idiot brother and the architect of Obamacare) suggest that the US should go into total lockdown for another 18 months. That's the ticket. You may as well nuke the US economy--it wouldn't hurt it any worse than that.

Narciso

Hey conanche how have you been, but youre in a crazy location right.

JM Hanes

Nancy Pelosi and then Ambassador Grenell, from a story in the Daily Caller about more Schiff grandstanding.

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Does Grenell not look as if he'd like to strangle her?

JM Hanes

"Has it been a year?"

That's really hard to believe, isn't it.

Pinandpuller

Did you guys know that Orson Welles played the never seen Robin Masters on Magnum PI? Wisconsin boy.

Sorry, that beats the pants off of John Forsyth in Charlie’s Angels.

The Infamous Ignatz

Looks a little like he's excited to see her. :)
Perhaps she's bringing him over to the left side of the plate with her Miss Lube Rack wiles?

The Infamous Ignatz

Masks For Thee, Not For Me

Democrats are in a tizzy because President Trump, while noting a recommendation that we all wear face masks when going out in public–a reversal of the original government claim that masks do no good–said that he probably wouldn’t wear one himself. The Democratic Party blowback has been immense.

So may we assume that these two [manly Bret Stephens and manlier Gail Collins] ARE wearing masks? There was a discussion of Stephens riding his bike for miles through Manhattan…was he wearing a mask then? I want to know specifically. And I want to know specifically about ALL Times reporters, columnists and managers, and the Sulzbergers — specifically. Are they wearing masks? And, by the way, did the Sulzbergers flee to their Southampton estate or stay in NYC?

Are they asking Nancy, Chuckles, Cuomo, AOC, Nadler as well others in the chattering class to “lead by example” and wear masks?

cathyf

John Prine on Austin City Limits "When I Get to Heaven": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPDFQRmG_M&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3XUZoleukJcHKYY0sug9gxop_VpZMAokQuqdh6JlklZdbmFq_GMsgHiTA

The Infamous Ignatz

I did know that Pin.
And I believe Rin Tin Tin played Zeus and Lassie was Apollo. They spent a lot of time in make up.

Melinda

just Deleted a story of John Prine not worth telling.

RIP John Pruyn.

The Infamous Ignatz

I am still amazed at the intemperance of China.
Xi has been ruthless and has grown more so over time, but he has also been clever and even conciliatory sounding when it was in his interest.
I think Trump's bluster, but more so his unwillingness to blink rattled the tin pot coolie to begin with and now this entire WuFlu fiasco has him like Pork fried rice on ice.

Pinandpuller

Iggy

They had bad managers.

Didn’t The Obamas buy that estate or was it Zuckerberg?

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Just left a thread which is full of people who think this quarantine is BS.

Here:

https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1247740520492707842

So, is this entire virus thing a plot to crash the economy? What do you think?

Pinandpuller

Guess what MM, you’re still in a thread of people who think this is BS.

Pinandpuller

Police use eerie siren from 'The Purge' to signal start of coronavirus curfew | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

https://twitter.com/jay_d007/status/1247752519998009344?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz
Owned in January 2014 by Cox Communications heiress Barbara Cox Anthony, it was placed on the market with Sotheby's International Realty for $15.75 million[12] and sold for $8.7 million in March 2015 to Marty Nesbitt, a Chicago businessman with close ties to then-President Barack Obama, and later transferred to an LLC registered in Colorado. In April 2018, the estate was demolished.
Prolly had Barry's Kenyan birth certificate in the basement.
MissMarple2

Pinandpuller,

Maybe so, but I want to know what is being pushed onto the public and why.

There is lots of fishy stuff going on.

rich

finally caught up.

the world can be crazy longer than it can remain solvent. i was thinking the media, the government, and the experts are a bunch of marvin the martins waiting for the earth shattering kaboom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9gva2LZBw

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