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October 04, 2020

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Robin, eff 'em all

That WaPo article TM linked seems to indicate that the real WH chaos is in the press pool. And if Mark Meadows was indeed the administration official who briefed reporters on conflicting background, well golly, it sounds to me like something the WH is purposefully doing.

Reporters raced to clarify the disparity in messages. “I do not know where this quote came from, and why this anonymous person has the authority to contradict the president’s doctors,” tweeted Olivia Nuzzi, New York magazine’s White House reporter, who was at the briefing.

But other reporters who were not bound by the original off-the-record agreement were able to identify him: It was Meadows, as the Associated Press soon reported. Nuzzi tweeted a video showing Meadows briefing reporters after the news conferences.

“It was maddening to see the White House doctor come out and refuse to answer basic questions and be clearly spinning,” said Jonathan Karl, the chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, who watched the news conference from home. “And then to see the background quote come out that effectively was diametrically opposed to what the doctor had just said on camera — this is the frustration of covering this White House. You can really take almost nothing that is on the record at face value.”

hrtshpdbox

Porch, those ghouls really had their hopes up.

henry

Is Biden’s Kung Flu test the magic escape hatch for the Dems? The media will blame Trump. moooochelle can step in. Commie landslide. Just ask them.

Porchlight

NYC Trump car parade, happening now I think:

https://twitter.com/abigailmarone/status/1312821533300199425

Captain Hate

Mark Warner just had the laser dot shine between his beady eyes courtesy of Ric Grenell. Richard Burr has to be feeling nervous too.

peter

(Though I'll admit I stole it too.)

And I had the intellectual property theft legal papers all drawn up....oh well

peter

Well, two more debates like the last one, and Biden will be up 42 points and Chris Wallace will be in second place.

Captain Hate

“It was maddening to see the White House doctor come out and refuse to answer basic questions and be clearly spinning,” said Jonathan Karl, the chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, who watched the news conference from home.

This is rich coming from someone who makes a gyroscope appear static. Fuck off, Karl; that doctor doesn't report to you. Go have a screaming session with Martha Raddatz.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

If you skip forward to about 2:00 MSNBC interviews anti-Trump, anti-wall activists. Much salt.
LOL
Some people emphasize that what the Trump Admin has mostly done is replace existing fences. It's a replacement, not a new barrier. But when you look at the old fence and the new one ... it's night and day.
https://twitter.com/AZGOP/status/1312085197500768256

Porchlight

Peoples_Pundit
@Peoples_Pundit

Voter registration isn't the end all be all, but it matters. The most simplest uses: determine votes a party may have on the table, and the size of the pool.

In 2016, the registration edge in Florida was D+330k, the electorate R+1.

In 2018, it was D+260k/R+5.

Now, it's < 200k.

12:14 PM · Oct 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Porchlight

Is Biden’s Kung Flu test the magic escape hatch for the Dems? The media will blame Trump. moooochelle can step in. Commie landslide. Just ask them.

I don't think it would work that way. Biden would be seen as weak for stepping down when Trump didn't.

clarice

Heh, jimmyk. A little guile will do ya good.

Porchlight

Scroll down for multiple tweets/videos of the Trump crowd outside Walter Reed.

Twitter gal is a Daily Caller reporter.

https://twitter.com/ShelbyTalcott

anonamom

I listened to the presser, and thought the questions were decent.

The mask one made sense to me, and assumes that the camera and sound people were being exposed to COVID by being in the same room with POTUS.
(Which they would be, but I imagine they were wearing a N-95 mask and eye protection, may have been behind plexiglass as well.)

The best one was nailing Conley with why he obfuscated on the oxygen issue yesterday--which he said was a good question!

He owned it--said he was trying to match the president's upbeat attitude.

Neo

CHIZ 🇺🇸 (@CHIZMAGA) Tweeted:
🚨🚨 BREAKING: Doctors says President Trump must rest comfortably in the White House for another 4 years.

henry

TANSTAAFL strikes again.

https://quillette.com/2020/09/21/as-city-budgets-shrink-its-time-to-rethink-recycling-programs/

Jane

Whoever talks about potential cognitive decline from COVID must be asked why Biden’s incredible cognitive decline isn’t an issue. These reporters should be shot!

I’m here rooting for Brady, but the Chargers just scored again which is very rude.

MissMarple2

henry,

When I was a kid, as the oldest it was my job to dump the trash in the old oil drum in the back yard and burn it. The cans and bottles went to the dump, which my dad took about once/month.

Since soft drink bottles, beer bottles, and milk (home delivered) were all glass and returnable for deposit, we really didn't have that much stuff for the dump. Mom canned a lot of vegetables or froze them, so it was only pork and beans cans, fruit cocktail cans, Campbell's soup cans, and the occasional Budweiser beer cans which my dad would buy when he was going fishing and couldn't really take beer bottles along practically.

jimmyk

“The mask one made sense to me, and assumes that the camera and sound people were being exposed to COVID by being in the same room with POTUS.”

I assumed from the quality of the video, that there were no crew in the room with him, that he was speaking to a webcam or a video camera on a tripod. There was one static camera, the sound and lighting seemed bare bones.

Jim Eagle

anonamom,

Why isn't Conley and all the POTUS medico's protected by HIPPA when it comes to divulging medical/health info??

jimmyk

On polling again, this is what I had in mind. Compare 2020 vs 2016.
https://twitter.com/hayekandkeynes/status/1312771883671203841

Trump is doing better in battleground states now than 4 years ago. Also, James D, the reason I mentioned Jonah was also because our host “liked” Jonah’s tweet.

JM Hanes

anonamom:

So, I checked out my birth certificate, to see where I went wrong. It lists Richardson House at the Boston Lying-In Hospital, which was apparently the earliest (1832) of the hospitals that would eventually make up Brigham and Womens. Perhaps I ended up talking about it with my mother post-1980 when I was pregnant with my own first child. Who knows? In any case, it's got quite an interesting social as well as medical history, as do a number of other Boston Hospitals.

Jane

We (Brady) is winning now. (It takes me a minute to remember who he plays for)

sbwaters

And they call this news — AP's Jonathan Lemire:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized for COVID-19 after months of playing down the threat of a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans.

And that was just this week.

Jim Eagle

In Re: Jonah and all the right leaning or straight up right NeverTrumpers, I have no idea who, what, why they are keeping this up.

When you are beat, bloody and lost.

James D.

Jimmyk @ 3:48

Well, that’s depressing. Reading our host’s Twitter generally
Is.

anonamom

JiB, A patient can release a doc from HIPPA constraints--Frederick could sign a release to allow you to see his medical records after he is 18, when he's in college, if you all wish.

When I find out that patients are friends or neighbors of my partners, I aways ask if I can have their permission to let my partner know I am taking care of them, and what surgery they are having, when they'll be home, etc.
Nobody has ever refused me giving a nearby doctor a heads up to date. ;-)


I am thinking Conley likely WAS trying to abide by what DJT had given him permission to speak about, and today didn't want it to look like DJT (perhaps) told him to NOT mention that he'd been on oxygen, (but has since given him the OK to flesh out the picture of Friday), esp as it appears Meadows wanted to make sure there had been plenty of good reason to move the patient to the hospital, as well as institute these expensive drugs.

henry

The Brits have Trump +1 over Biden.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1343305/US-election-poll-donald-trump-coronavirus-covid-joe-biden-exclusive-polling

Jane

Is anyone talking about the fact that the virus was spread at the debate, 9 republicans got it and no democrat.

If I was paranoid, I'd say it was intentional. The dems never stop!

39-31 Brady!(and ground) 2 minutes to go!

cathyf

I'm sure they will claim that the Democrats wore masks and Republicans didn't and AHA! MASKS WORK!!!111!!!!!

Jane

We Win!

anonamom

Looks like Chris Wallace hasn't recovered from Tuesday:

Victoria Toensing
@VicToensing
No one from
@realDonaldTrump
Administration should do Chris Wallace Sunday until Wallace promises not to wag his finger at his guest as he did to
@CortesSteve
this am. So rude and cowardly. Showed his animus for POTUS. #maga2020 #election2020

hrtshpdbox

Jane, say it even if you're not paranoid; if it was 9 Dems and O Republicans infected, Dems would demand a police investigation.

anonamom

Trump parade closes down 5th Ave!


https://nypost.com/2020/10/04/trump-supporters-close-5th-ave-in-nyc-support-to-sick-president/

Old Lurker

Cool about the cataracts, JMH.

Jane

Hrtsh,

I demand a police invesrigatin.

Btw Maria is on again if you missed it. Incredible!

Jane

Btw, it’s 83 and breezy here! Just wonderful!

Captain Hate

President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out.

It was a felony to leak it. Why does AP encourage felonies?

JM Hanes

Jane:

Thanks for the heads-up on the rebroadcast of Maria B's show. I'm looking forward to seeing Grenell in person, rather than just reading his great tweets.

Captain Hate

Wallace and his hero, Slick, like wagging fingers like a couple beta schoolmarms.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Saw this in comments at another blog. I haven't checked it and don't have a twitter acct.
But I bet it's accurate :) :)

Twitter
“After President Trump announced he had been tested positive for the coronavirus Dr. David Samadi, a top 100 US doctor tweeted out encouragement to President Trump and suggested the proven early treatment of HCQ, zinc and Zpack.”

….and so that got him banned of course, no bans for all the messages of hate against him.

”Insane by @Twitter @jack I hope Twitter corrects this. @drdavidsamadi is a friend and once treated me & is consistently named as one of best doctors in America. I thought we were supposed to “support the science?” Does some 20 yr old at Twitter know more than @drdavidsamadi ? https://t.co/bvVEMCPvxX

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 3, 2020”
…. and twitter removed that too.

MissMarple2

sbw,

AP gives me the impression that they have a vested interest in Biden winning and looking at everything from the worst possible angle.

Why won't anyone mention the deaths of seniors from Covid patients being moved into nursing homes, when this was an already known high-risk group and the federal government had sent a field hospital and the USS Hope hospital ship to New York?

Why won't anyone mention Biden's mocking of President Trump as a xenophobe for stopping flights into the country from China, only later to criticize him for doing it too late?

Why not mention the CDC's multiple flip-flops on masks, on resuming normal activities, on where the virus originate for sure?

Jane

He’s great JMH. One of my favs.

GUS

Outside of the PRESIDENT'S/Walter Reed Hospital is what a peaceful assembly looks like. Not a Molotov Cocktail to be found.

Captain Hate

Seeing and hearing Grenell speak is intriguing. He has homosexual speaking mannerisms but he's alway in command of the topic and is never caught unaware by any question. Having been conditioned to quibbling weasels who try to escape without answering anything, he's a refreshing change.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!

Captain Hate

...always...

clarice

https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2020/10/comey-and-obama-white-house-bombshells.html

A bit involved, but you'll surely see where this is heading.

JM Hanes

I agree, Jane. I thought he made a terrific point about Comey throwing all the "career professionals, which is also politically savvy in terms of the President's relationship with the intel community.

JM Hanes

That would be

** throwing all the "career professionals" under the bus **

Jane

Everyone in media has a vested interest in Biden getting elected MN. Just look at their ties to China.

Another Bob

Trump just tweeted another short video.

Looks and sounds pretty good.

JM Hanes

Captain:

"[Grenell] has homosexual speaking mannerisms...."

No big deal, but my impression has been just the opposite.

Jane

JMH,

Was he on the cruise you were on? Got to have dinner with him. Great guy!

hrtshpdbox

Looks and sounds pretty good.

Implies he's going out front to surprise the gathered supporters.

JM Hanes

Jane:

No, alas. I don't think we'd even heard of him back then. Romney was there though. Back before we really knew him either.

Another Bob

He did. Video up now.

Put him in an SUV and rode past the people who showed at the hospital, waving.

Another Bob

Trump discharged, returning to WH?

Another Bob

No. False alarm.

GUS

I've noticed Rick Grenell has a wee bit of a male homosexual "accent". It's a feature not a bug. He's not mincing and acting like anything other than a professional. AND A GOOD ONE.
Let's not pretend otherwise.

GUS

Pope Che blames CAPITALISM, then wants my money.

What a FUCKING DISGRACE.

henry

Vid of Trump driving by supporters at Walter Reed.

https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1312866037675814913?s=21

JM Hanes

Yeah, those Chinese really need to change their capitalist ways. Good grief.

JM Hanes

More abundance of caution in NYC, de Blasio is locking down 9 individual neighborhoods, mostly in Brooklyn and Queens. Look to be mostly Jewish neighborhoods from the visuals accompanying the story.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/0Bm9W2u1x7

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2020

This is the video he made inside the hospital.

GUS

Bubba half Negro just wrecked. Oh darn.

Captain Hate

[i]Captain:

"[Grenell] has homosexual speaking mannerisms...."

No big deal, but my impression has been just the opposite.[/i]

I didn't mean it as a negative. I had known since Tammy Bruce talked about him years ago, pre Romney jettisoning him, that he was gay and just wondered from quotes what he sounded like. Then I heard him, thought "oh yeah" and it was just part of who he is. I hope Trump has big plans for his future because I'm 100% in support for anything.

Jane

I don't think Grenell acts the least bit gay. And I've had a lot of gay friends over the years. Perhaps you guys know more.

Trump just went out to see his supporters. What a great guy!

MissMarple2

henry,

Hope I can find a non=CNN video to add. The three supreme bitches (yes and I make no apologies for using that word)whose comments immediately followed that video were too much.

Extraneus

I also hear gay mannerisms in Grenell's speaking. Do men have better gaydar than women? Seems possible.

Captain Hate

Maybe they think we all sound gay, Ext.

GUS

I believe that there are those who think, they should protect gay people from those who would be inappropriately unfair to them. Rick Grenell has speech inflections that are common to gay men. He isn't any different than someone with a Southern accent being recognized as southern. No slur, just the truth.

hrtshpdbox

Maybe they think we all sound gay, Ext.

That would be like them....and to not tell us, either.

henry

Miss M, first vid I saw. @jack must be filtering.

jimmyk

I see the slight gay affect (that word again) in Grenell, but it's hardly a clean signal. I'm sure we can think of straight men with that same manner. Tony Randall, for example.

MissMarple2

henry,

I didn't mean to complain. But man, those 3 women were just too much! I appreciate you grabbing it!

henry

Oh, that’s gonna break some journolistas.

@cnbc

Dow futures rise 150 points in overnight trading as investors monitor Trump's health

MissMarple2

Video, a message from one of the Proud Boys, who doesn't appear to me to be a white nationalist:

Proud Boys member has a very powerful message👇🏼

pic.twitter.com/GmoMENx2ss

— 𝓛𝓮𝓪𝓱 ❤️🇺🇸𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓶𝓹 2𝓠20 (@LeahR77) October 4, 2020
hrtshpdbox

From a stock market perspective, it's pretty sweet that all this stuff happened on the weekend instead of mid-week.

Captain Hate

Oh, that’s gonna break some journolistas.

@cnbc

Dow futures rise 150 points in overnight trading as investors monitor Trump's health

I'm continually vexed with how the globalists live with themselves. I took them at their word that a rising tide raises all boats but I didn't hear one fucking peep of protest at eight years of Gaylord wrecking everything and making dumbass pronouncements about magic wands. By pursuing an America First program it looks like everyone else is doing well too yet the Gas Chamber isn't happy. Maybe they hate the country.

lyle

Two words re Gaylord’s economy, CH:

Quantitative Easing.

MissMarple2

Deep Blue Hawaii is getting sick & tired of D-RAT policies & their Crazy & L**ney D-RAT Senator @maziehirono!

Hawaii will turn RED in 2020🤙pic.twitter.com/7nXMvjnBwo

— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) October 4, 2020

Video at the link. Boy, THAT would be a change!

Jim Eagle

CH,

From my time in DC, groups like CoC, have specific legislative and regulatory interests that don't align with everday Americans. It was always a battle to get them on our side - Ex-Im Bank policy for example. I often wondered if the everyday American business that supported them actually knew what they were paying for.

Jane

Give me an example guys! Please.

Captain Hate

I don't think they did, Jack. Most of us here took it on faith that the Bushes were on our side...

CCGirl

A day of ups and downs. Taxes first part of the day, plus my father in law’s. But then son and I just finally started that home brewing project this afternoon. We just finished the first step. It’s in the fermenter tucked away in the downstairs shower - that no one uses. Boy, it’s a smelly process. Hopefully we bottle in two weeks, and have some delicious brew in two weeks after that!

Glad to see the Donald is doing well. I think it’s “killing” the left!

MAGA2020!!

Narciso

Thats journolost.

lyle

Most of us here took it on faith that the Bushes were on our side...

I sure did. Silly me.

henry

Good luck with the home brew! Trust the yeast, don’t “perv” it (by peeking to much and letting light in). Save some bottles to age at room temp for another month, then compare the taste. If you allow the yeast to do it’s thing, your taste buds will be rewarded. :)

James D.

I will second Henry’s 6:45

Absolutely DO NOT peek during the fermentation. You will ruin your batch. Ask me how I know.

anonamom

Press and leftists (yes, I am repeating myself) are going INSANE on Twitter, re: his SUV ride around the block.

"Didn't tell us!" (He basically announced it on his video)

"Endangers the SS!" (Like, maybe they have had Covid and volunteered to drive, maybe?)

Captain Hate

It was a hard lesson to learn, lyle.

CCGirl

Aw man - I really wanted to peek! Okay so son and I think there may be too much light during the day so we swaddled it in a beach towel. Now I really can’t peek!

CCGirl

I think fans of POTUS would risk catching the virus if they could drive him around.

Captain Hate

Is it really trolling when the loons get triggered by literally anything?

All I know is I'm enjoying every bit of their misery.

Jim Eagle

Trump!

No one can troll the Media like him.

Narciso

Just a day endimg in y captain

MissMarple2

Tony Plohetski
@tplohetski

BREAKING: Seven top aides, including his first assistant, have asked federal authorities to investigate Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for multiple crimes that include bribery and abuse of office, according to a letter obtained today by @statesman and @KVUE.

Thread:
https://twitter.com/tplohetski/status/1312532807755821057

henry

Ccgirl, the key is “too much” peeking. If you peek a couple times (at night, low light) the first week to see the yeast in action that’s cool. The less peeking, the better. Everyone peeks on their first brew.

DrJ

Samoan firefighters... in CA?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1312542353903689728

Yes! At the Glass fire.

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