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May 04, 2020

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Tom R

An odd tweet from Flynn’s former lawyer.

https://twitter.com/robkelner/status/1257107099852722176?s=21

Extraneus

What's in the new documents? All I saw from Techno_Fog was the brief memo from Shea to Powell.

Jack Lillywhite

What I found interesting today shopping at Publix was all baking items like flour, sugar, salt, corn meal, were either gon or in short supply.

Didn’t need any to make my Morrocan Chicken Thighs with lemons, olives, and figs. Superb. Te sauce it cooked ad baked I was excellent.

henry

Ext, from the letter, the documents are under seal.

Jack Lillywhite

Let’s do that again:

The sauce it cooked and baked in was excellent. Grrrrrrrr.

Threadkiller

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/05/walls-closing-in-around-fbi-director-chris-wray-as-documents-show-his-enabling-of-corrupt-fbi-objectives/

GUS

The assinine Capn' did indeed leak to the MEDIA.
He put out a letter that was designed to get the attention it got.

Did RODHAM leak to WEINER? Why yes, she did. He carelessness got CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS into WEINERS LAP.

ENRDV

I haven’t been able to read much JOM in the last couple of weeks, so I apologize if someone has already posted a link to Mark Helprin’s National Review piece about how our government has failed us since the end of the Cold War, by refusing to plan for and confront various existential threats. My guess is that he somewhat overstates our weaknesses, but is directionally correct about our self-delusions and inadequate preparations and actions. https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/05/04/american-foreign-and-defense-policy-between-scylla-and-charybdis/

henry

Post Cold War is: Slick, W, Odumbo. The three stooges of globalism. They actively made things worse.

Extraneus

Techno_Fog rose to the pantheon of sleuths, where even Sidney Powell adds him to her tweets, and he/she (they?) deserves it. So does Sundance, although more verbosely yet justifiably so due to the density of the issues he/she (xe?) discusses.

Porchlight

WTH? Something to do with meat and low temperatures?

Does it surprise you? They are probably packed in there (pun intended) for long hours and sharing all the other facilities too - break rooms, etc.

Low temps are likely a factor.

Something weird is afoot, though.

peter

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Haven't posted since the days of Plame.''

Welcome back Tacoma

Porchlight

What I found interesting today shopping at Publix was all baking items like flour, sugar, salt, corn meal, were either gon or in short supply.

That's been the case throughout this whole covidiocy.

Hence the ridiculous post on medium.com from the home baker Karen.

Porchlight

Hi ENRDV! Nice to see you.

Buckeye

This article is a good synopsis of risk factors for contracting and succumbing to 19.

https://www.livescience.com/why-covid-19-coronavirus-deadly-for-some-people.html

Extraneus

This makes it look like they're closer together than the one I posted about Smithfield the other day.

(Click to open.)

https://www.informnny.com/news/exclusive-taking-a-look-inside-a-tyson-plant-amid-covid-19/

Extraneus

Here's the gender pronoun guide, btw. Worth looking at before all these people recede into the woodwork for a while.

https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/

Another Bob

There’s something afoot with the whole food supply issue IMO.

Foe example, why is flour supply thin? The manufacture of it is almost entirely automated.

Especially now, that the initial panic has passed.

Porchlight

Best Quatro de Cinco tweet of all time:

Threadkiller

It is all going to the food banks, AB. That is my assessment.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1257812578840899584

Carlos explains the Trump psychology stratyegy. It is really amazing.

Carlos Osweda
@COsweda
·
1h
Thread

THEY EXPLAINED WHY THEY'RE BACKING BIDEN.

And it's GLORIOUS in its total insanity.

Congratulations on your reelection, @realDonaldTrump
.

Watch the video later. It's extremely stupid. But it's the answer.

Be prepared to be overjoyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcFK8pp-Oe4

Be sure you read down through the numerous tweets after the video.

Porchlight

AB, I can't decide. Stores don't always have huge supplies of certain items (like flour and sugar) because they take up a lot of room and in normal times don't move ridiculously fast because people take awhile to move through their existing home supplies. And/or people have "heard there's a shortage" and therefore people stock up.

But, there's also something weird going on. The media narrative about food supply disruptions is sort of a newish offshoot of the existing apocalypse narrative, designed to roll out as soon as the other shortage worries begin to subside. Notice it started bubbling up as soon as the PPE shortage started to ease.

Threadkiller

The best part of the taco bowl tweet is the Marla Maples swimsuit photo in the lower right corner.

Porchlight

TP is also in the first category of space hog/not a fast mover in normal times.

Jane

Thanks ENDRV,

Hope you are okay.

Tom R

So does Sundance, although more verbosely yet justifiably so due to the density of the issues he/she (xe?) discusses.

Sundance has convinced himself that AG Barr is Deep State Swamp and as a result protecting both Rosenstein and Wray.

KevlarKid

"Lastly, again the construct of the Mueller investigation being used as a shield surfaces.  Not only did the corrupt Mueller probe control various elements within the DOJ and FBI, but the Mueller probe as an “ongoing investigation”, shielded those documents from sunlight and discovery."

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/05/walls-closing-in-around-fbi-director-chris-wray-as-documents-show-his-enabling-of-corrupt-fbi-objectives/

i said the other day in the wake of the "Mueller cleared Trump" discussion:

Mueller acted as a screen behind which players could shoot unupposed ( for years ).

i know i know: WGAS

Porchlight

Haha, good catch, TK.

Threadkiller

Yet Sidney Powell retweets Sundance and not DawsonSFields.

Curious.

Momto2

Yeast is almost impossible to find here (Ga.) and it doesn't take up much room. I assume people are baking their own bread or at least stocking up "just in case."

clarice

A-B, the problem was largely solved. We went above the head of the local manager I believe. The problem was really widespread and growing worse, and complaints to the local post office went unheard (that manager was never there and was an executive mess.)
QT prolongation is common with certain psychiatric drugs and a psychiatrist friend of mine says they are used to treating it. No biggie.

As for the executive order, it was necessary to get the PPE supplies up and keep the trucks carrying food and essentials moving. I don't blame him one bit. Pence has announced he anticipates his committee will close shop by the end of the month and I expect the emergency EO will end then if not sooner.

henry

Hmm. Potomac Yards.

https://twitter.com/w7voa/status/1257800031933026305?ref_url=https%3a%2f%2fbreaking911.com%2fdeveloping-passenger-train-crash-reported-in-alexandria-virginia%2f

Threadkiller

I remember the MFM going insane over Maples being in that photo, Porch. They really thought they had him nailed as a philanderer and his road to the Oval Office was finally over.

Instead his supporters, who had never seen Maples, were even more impressed with Trump.

Hahaha. I had to wonder if her pic was there on purpose.

henry

Pedestrian on tracks. Train wins every time.

Tom R

TK @ 8:11

Given two conflicting options to choose from between AG Barr and Sidney Powell/Sundance I will choose AG Barr. I am perfectly fine if you choose to believe Sundance is correct which means Barr is lying.

clarice

Baking supplies are low because of increased demand. If you have pancake mix in your cupboard I understand you can swap it cup for cup with flour and make chocolate chip cookies using your favorite recipe with it.

If you need more yeast here are some suggestions:https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-get-yeast-sold-out_l_5e90781fc5b6d641a6bdbce1

Jane

Lots of us still here from the Plame time Tacoma, and we’ve lost a few.

Tom R

RBG hospitalized.

https://twitter.com/w7voa/status/1257829725407412225?s=21

Momto2

Thanks, Clarice! I have not needed yeast because I'm not eating bread (Keto!) My daughter wanted to bake bread last week to take to her friend's family when their dad died. We looked in 5 (FIVE) grocery stores - all to no avail! She made a loaf of soda bread instead and it turned out great.

henry

Overnight at Hopkins in Baltimore, gall bladder infection per attached letter. Cancer treatment is not easy on you.

Narciso

Rupert pupkin does his best

https://mobile.twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1257794199522607107

Porchlight

TK, I wonder if he placed it, just so, on purpose.

Apparently the idiots are going crazy today over the visible Sudafed boxes in the drawer that was left slightly open.

Another Bob

“ Lots of us still here from the Plame timeL

(raises hand)

Discovered the place entirely by accident.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

ZH;
It's Now Virtually Impossible To Get Bank Credit As Lending Standards Soar

jimmyk

The best part of the taco bowl tweet is the Marla Maples swimsuit photo in the lower right corner.

You've got a better eye than mine. I can't see it even when it's pointed out.

On the other hand, no one seemed to get my prolongation joke.

MissMarple2

Rap video about Long's Bakery reopening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxfR5oJoZTc

Long's is a privately owned, family bakery that has two locations, out on the west side (Haughville, near the Speedway) and the South side, (Southport, about 5 miles south of me) and are known for their yeast doughnuts.

This guy made a rap about them, and it has over sixty thousand comments, all in a couple of days, mostly from Indy residents.

People want their lives back!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

So You Made A Joke On Twitter And Now It’s A Federal Case

sbwaters

jimmyk: "no one seemed to get"

Well, no one seemed to rise to the bait.

DrJ

Iggy,

Banks are incorrigible. Mine would not process my PPP application. Why? Who knows.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

DrJ... as of today Merrill Lynch is still processing apps. So is Lendio.

I received word today that mine now has a loan (funding) number and the money should be deposited in 24-48 hours.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/COsweda/status/1257836706658529281

Thread in which Carlos Osweda discusses presidents who didn't get a second term, and why Trump will not be one.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

What was jimmyk's joke again?

Did Twitter crash? All links just hang forever when I tap them.
Blessings on henry for the RBG details

MissMarple2

Follow this guy and watch his podcast:

https://twitter.com/DilleyShow

It's a little salty, but he is NOT a doom and gloom type. He cheers me up every day!

MissMarple2

Kelly
@KellySunshineT1
·
1h
Sooooooooo Obama is firing off typed letters trying to stop the investigations of the Bidens? Screams guilt doesn't it?

anonamom

Joan, I've used that spray for Ivy too. Ortho makes it. Come s in a can and it works.

Ralph Tacoma

Joan,
the poison ivy spray that bought came in a gallon jug. It was a concentrate that you diluted with water. It was probably also in a spray can as anonamom says but I needed the bulk since I had three acres to treat and some of the "vines" was as thick as my forearm.

KevlarKid

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/californians-trying-to-get-back-to-work-have-been-criminalized-by-governor/

KevlarKid

https://www.cfact.org/2020/04/29/wind-solar-industries-crushed-by-covid-19/

DrJ

Do be careful with poison ivy or oak.

I had it in the yard, and I pulled it without much thought.

I had a rash from my chest to my knees, including on my genitalia. Of course I was on a business trip when it all erupted. It was very painful.

Steroids are wonderful.

MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/you-vote-how-christopher-wray-doing-fbi-director

Be sure you vote. Then you will see the results as they are currently and you will be encouraged.

MissMarple2

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-judge-reinstates-new-york-primary-20200505-blcl5afbqzc6dmo4b7iynz75ny-story.html

Andrew Yang lawsuit Should be interesting.

KevlarKid

What is the projected hit to state income and sales tax revenue?

federal income and payroll tax revenues?

with the out of control borrowing- impact on debt and interest payments?

how will revenue shortfalls in state's be made up?

endless downward spiral? will the economy take longer than the invention of a Red Chinos flu vaccine?

MissMarple2

What I wanna know is why they didn’t produce them to Flynn’s legal counsel three years ago!!! https://t.co/ZWq97nsXE2

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 6, 2020

Link goes to Techo Fog tweet and Fox article.

Dave (in MA)

.

Orange Man Bad

MissMarple2

Dave,

Well done!

Dave (in MA)

MM,
Stolen.

KevlarKid

Big Mike needs to wear a cup. Is that a tip shadow i see. Good gawd.

KevlarKid

Is Big Beard Mike smarter than she was in 2016? She's definitely bulked up.

lyle

Good gawd.

My sentiments exactly.

Narciso

You have summoned a nameless horror

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Her clothes are always ill fitting and look like they were designed by the C students at SCAD.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Whoever that prog guy that got caught viewing tentacle porn [still not sure what that is] was, I gotta think he'd be turned on by that squid suit she's wearing.

Trump has gotta be so jealous his wife never looks that good. LOL. Nut. Cakes.

Narciso


Youre better off not groking the content


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n-oYYTnqSRQ

MissMarple2

Stephanie,

A better description I could not fashion.

Narciso

Hes a serious nut and fraudster from the getgo, from the texaco marbles demonstration

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Was very lucky I was never allergic to yellow jackets or poison oak, considering how much time I've spent in the close company of both.

KevlarKid

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/why_dem_governors_prolong_their_states_lockdown_follow_the_money.html#ixzz6LIo5G4OW

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Health care workers that came to New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic at its epicenter will have to pay state taxes, according to the governor.

He addressed the issues Tuesday at a news conference.

"We're not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "So there's a lot of good things I'd like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I'm gonna spend more money, when I can't even pay the essential services."

KevlarKid

No matter what Barrel Assed Mike always has need for a skosh more room. i guess all that billowing fabric is supposed to make it look more slender. not workin.

KevlarKid

Melania Trump is a gift from God.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I have to wonder, if a meat packing plant has a 58% infection rate what's the point of closing it? If somebody is high risk lay them off so they can go home and make more money and hire someone not at risk.
Lickety split you'll have a herd of immune meatcutters cutting up an ex herd of cudsters.
What's not to like about that?

Narciso

Are you (redacted) kidding me, these people come into the hellscape you created with your @#%&*#& policies and you want dock them

KevlarKid

"The state of Maine has a population of 1.3 million and has experienced 52 deaths (from the coronavirus, or 0.004%).  Yet Governor Janet Mills (D) has extended the lockdown until June 1.  As of the end of January 2020, the state was facing a $525-million shortfall with no solution in sight — until the coronavirus pandemic and a potential bailout from the federal government.  The longer the state is locked down, the greater the revenue losses and the more money Mrs. Mills can demand from Washington.

California, with a population of 38 million, has recorded 1,944 deaths, or 0.005%.  Its pension and general obligations are overwhelming and were so long before the coronavirus.  The same is true for Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut among other states — all of whom are extending their lockdowns through the end of May.

The Wuhan Virus pandemic and the nation’s reaction to it have given many states a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to siphon money from a federal government that has cast all caution to the wind and is printing money as fast as the presses can operate."

Will this boondoggle be laid at Trump's feet by Pelosi and Schumer for the sake of the nursing homes?

KevlarKid

I smell the Red Chinos in this meat packing sitch.

Pinch the choke point of the food supply chain and farmers go into financial distress and, by virtue of their fine American buddies Los Chinos will swoop in and buy up assets as production loans and taxes come due. Just a hunch.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Raise taxes Andy. Come on. You're the guvnuh who runs the show.
You and your prog pals tell us the rich don't pay enough and there are few places with more rich progs who should be glad to pay their fair share than NYC, right?
Why should South Dakota farmers have to pay off the debt of the Feds to help out Wall Street billionaires, Andy? Make the big mouth progs who give so much to the DNC try giving a little to their fellow man. I'm surprised you'd even have to ask considering their concern for the common folk.
Maybe you could auction off your nipple studs. Maybe Barry and Michelle could make do with a million dollar house and donate the other 12 or 13 million across state lines to help the big rotten apple.
Caligula and Nero would be a step up from these gastropods.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer
@NNVPLizer2019
·
4h
“The Navajo Nation is a Nation within a Nation. We appreciate President Trump for supplying our Tribal Reservation with the rapid-result Abbott Coronavirus test as this demonstrates a hand-up & not a hand-out to our Navajo Citizens,” VP Lizer.

MissMarple2

Heading to bed.

Nytol!

jimmyk

Got the usual Tuesday bump in deaths, 2,527, higher than last Tuesday. The 7-day moving average has been basically flat for the last week, after looking like it was starting to edge down. But I'm trusting the data less and less given the incentive to report every cause of death as COVID.

Even so, NY numbers are still plummeting. 7-day deaths are at 2,000, vs 5,300 3 weeks ago. But Cuomo going to keep his boot on us because he's enjoying the ride.

jimmyk

JimSC, not much of a joke.

Of course I don't know what QT prolongation is, but I gather it's not a good thing, unlike [some] other kinds of prolongation.

As henry pointed out, lockdown prolongation isn't good either.

sbwaters

Cuomo is the one hurt by reinstating the Dem primary. Postponed, the delegates are in limbo, not pledged to Biden.

Cuomo might call that an opportunity.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

If your prolongation lasts longer than 3 hours, see a doctor.

Narciso


Youre advised to pay attention to the content


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IsNVkqkW2f0&list=PL0S8tfAQmoXmBH6K4WuRWx5qolt9vHNSD&index=2&t=0s

Neo

Ginsburg hospitalized:
This sounds like what killed my mother. Ginsburg probably has colorectal cancer that has a tumor putting pressure on the bile duct causing the cholecystitits.
I give her two years .. tops.

Ralph Tacoma

Here's an interesting discussion that MIGHT offer an explanation for the different responses to the infection:

https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/taking-initial-viral-load-seriously/

It seems to match what I have been seeing. I'm in Uinta county, WY (the SW corner of the state.)we've only had six confirmed (and one probable) cases of COVID-19 in a county of ~20,000 people.

I'm NOT an MD. I'm a retired mining engineer who actually worked in chemical process development for much of my career. Like a lot of you at this site I'm used to analyzing data and looking for "messages" contained within it.

The thing about the virus that had puzzled me at first was that we've never seen an increase in the rate of confirmed cases. They've been showing up one a time, not in clusters. That didn't make sense IF the virus was as infectious as most were claiming. Our first case showed up a week or two after the national "lockdown." Since people had known about the virus before that I couldn't understand why those first cases hadn't been followed by clusters of cases.

My half-developed theory was that for most people if you receive a "dose" of the virus you system just takes in in stride. Your immune system does its job and you never develop severe symptoms. I suspect that if we had antibody testing we'd find that a lot of us have already been infected and not experienced any problem.

That concept is consistent with runaway infections in NYC, and in many nursing homes. I suspect that in those cases people were receiving multiple "doses" of the virus and as a result their immune systems were overwhelmed before they could build a defense.

I don't know the status of testing here in Uinta County, but I do know that the drive-thru test center has had steady but limited traffic for the past month. Of course we're only testing people who think they have a problem.

While we're quite a rural county, we're do have plenty of contact with the "outside world" since we're on I-80 and the Union Pacific mainline. We do have some train crews based here in Evanston so there are plenty of opportunities for "outsiders" to bring in the virus, but most of those contacts would be fleeting so any "doses" of infectious material would tend to be light.

Enough rambling, but I'm interested in any thoughts others may have.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

TDS or Trump Derangement Syndrome brings out the worst in a lot of people. One young Texan girl’s story of her intolerant parents who refuse to attend her wedding because she’s marrying a conservative, however, is a new low.

Lawyer and conservative civil rights activist, Rogan O’Handley tweeted a Tik Tok video of a Texan girl, who in a heartfelt video message, explains that her liberal parents said they won’t attend her wedding because her fiancee is a conservative. Hogan tweeted: “She’s now looking for someone to walk her down the aisle.” O Handley told his followers to RT (retweet) if they think it should be a Trump doing the honors!!

The tweet caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr. who, after watching the video, responded with a tweet, saying, “Really sad and touching at the same time. Good for her for standing up to the nonsense. ”

Trump Jr. added, “If she doesn’t find someone better, count me in.” Trump Jr. ended his tweet by offering to walk her down the aisle, adding, “Lmk” or (Let me know).

Narciso

Not to pay attention, to the content.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

$111,742 raised of $250,000 goal

Go Fund me for the hairdresser jailed in Dallas for refusing to shut down.

Donate if you can.

Shelley Luther is her name. She got a $7K fine and 7 days in jail.

CCGirl

Getting rid of poison ivy? You need brush killer. Any brand, but probs the best is Ortho. It will kill everything, and there is no getting around that. Wrap yourself up in ppe like you want to avoid a giant body rash and then wash with any brand of poison ivy soap. And keep it up for a bit. Hmm. Sounds like wu flu strategy. That’s my helpful hardware tip.

Yes - in Mass the mask requirement starts - indoors and out. I have already ranted about this for days. I will open my store at 7:30 am. We have not changed hours or marked our floors, or hung plexiglass barriers. We are all healthy. We have a social distancing broom pole, which we have barely used, and will be a permanent part for us women going forward. We should have had it years ago! More of a creepy perv protector pole!

My mask for me, my employees, and for my co-owner brother is a very thin home sewed one. We will “comply” wearing it under the chin and claiming ignorance that we forgot to pull it back up after hauling top soil or speaking on the phone. I would love to resist, but we need to live. We are a small store. All are on board. No worries about liabilities.

Regarding flour shortages - that Karen post is unbelievable. I still can’t understand that it’s not sarcasm. Having said that when this mess started I tried to buy flour to make bread - all gone. Yeast -all gone. I have both now. Also not so worried so not baking bread. Having a hardware store though shows me how the supply lines are completely messed up. All warehouses are open, but I think there’s a combo of employees out with the virus and those who left for the unemployment bonus. My rep tells me the execs are picking warehouse items. We are receiving stock, and a lot of it. But some is stuff we never ordered. Some shows in-stock at warehouse, and we don’t receive. It’s all been backed up. It’s fine, but indicative of the complete national mess going on. And the delivery days are all out of whack. Common carriers are delivering a lot of it, and the UPS guy is totally pissed off ( leading indicator - this man never swore and was always polite. Swearing and pissed off and declaring this is a political hit job). Hmmm

Threadkiller

There was a run where you were adding some detail fragments, narciso, that would possibly encourage me to even click your links that lack descriptions in their address.

I haven’t clicked anything that I don’t recognize the link or have some clue as to what I am going to open.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That Texas chick may be mad at her folks but I doubt she wants their heads to explode.

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