Sunday in Coronavirusville

It is so disheartening to have a news conference that is supposed to be factual and informative headed by Donald Trump, a man who is known for his self-serving misrepresentations on every subject.

Update: According to the numbers on the right side of the screen during the press conference, 24 Americans died since the beginning of this press conference. (from 2,414 to 2,436).

Guidelines will be released Tuesday that extend the present social distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020. (No more Easter talk).

If America had done nothing, there would have been 1-2 million deaths in the U.S. Now, there may only be 100,000 to 200,000, which means we'll have done a very good job. (The number of deaths right now is 2,436)

He says there's some kind of funny business going on with the number of masks Gov. Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio say are needed for New York. He says they went from 10,000 or 20,000 to 300,000. When he is asked whether he is saying they are hoarding, he says "hoarding or worse". [More...]

Cigna and Humana are waiving copays. "I know insurance companies better than anybody".

He thinks landlords will take it easy, they may put out a statement.

He didn't threaten a quarrantine. He mentioned it as a possibility.

When berating a reporter named Grace who he says used to work for the NY Times and now works somewhere else, he mentions a shipment of tens of thousands of "generators" that landed in a warehouse in New Jersey. Then he calls them ventilators. Then he calls them "face masks". He really loses his train of thought when challenged.

He attacks CNN. He says CNN is still covering his press conferences because ratings are so high. [This is the point at which he typically meanders into jibberish and self-promoting propoganda, so for me, it's over and out. Even Fox News just went to a commercial.]

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    Shorter (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by FlJoe on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 06:25:53 PM EST
    tRump, "a mere 100k will be a great victory". Because some of the worst case scenarios had 2 million +, he will claim to have saved millions of lives and many millions will believe him.

    Oh no... (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by leap on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 08:49:47 PM EST
    John Prine. Covid 19 has him in critical condition. G-ddammmit.

    The woman reporter (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Towanda on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:18:42 AM EST
    whome he berated, agin, is Yamiche Alcindor.

    Coronavirusville (5.00 / 1) (#79)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Apr 06, 2020 at 07:08:15 PM EST
    is really getting me down. We've barely started with the shelter at home orders and we've got another 3 weeks supposedly before we even peak. The IC beds in GA are full already though with COVID patients.

    Consider yourself lucky (none / 0) (#83)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 04:29:59 PM EST
    many of us have been stuck at home for weeks now.

    That's true (none / 0) (#84)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 04:48:56 PM EST
    but you guys are probably going to be out of it sooner than we are.

    From your lips (none / 0) (#85)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 05:49:29 PM EST
    to Newsom's ears.

    Look at it this way: (none / 0) (#86)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 06:52:31 PM EST
    Your per capita deaths are way less than we have here in GA. We almost have as many deaths here and we have 1/5 the population.

    Taiwan has success in controlling the virus (1.00 / 1) (#19)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 11:23:05 AM EST
    Another lie about the WHO (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Yman on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:30:45 PM EST
    The WHO doesn't want to share the information.

    From your own article:

    Following Mr Aylward's interview, the WHO said the question of Taiwanese membership was not for its staff to answer, saying that it is instead "up to WHO member states".

    It also said it has been working with Taiwanese health experts and authorities to ensure speedy information flow and to share best practices.

    Our correspondent says that while this is true, and Taiwan can access WHO information shares with members and share expertise through designated communications channels, it cannot communicate as efficiently or be heard as clearly as a member would be.

    All of which is, of course, part of the "One China" policy.  The same policy Trump affirmed shortly after his poorly attended inauguration.  The same policy that resulted in the State Department snubbing Taiwan just last month.


    What are you insinuating,Abdul (none / 0) (#26)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:49:22 PM EST
    That the WHO is trying to keep people from finding out how to arrest the spread of the virus?

    Another conspiracy theory about secretive groups withholding information and seeking totalitarian control over people's lives?


    Well, it must be difficult (none / 0) (#30)
    by KeysDan on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 02:40:08 PM EST
    for wingnuts to keep up. One hour a hoax, another hour we are doing a terrific job, and, then, back to a hoax.  

    Undergirding the wingnut dilemma is the confusion between a global population and an individual. If there was only one person on the planet, Trumpism may be a viable political basis for society. But, even then to make it work, it would have to be Trump.


    I think these people (none / 0) (#34)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:17:43 PM EST
    see the word "world" in the name and their fevered imaginations immediately go to internationalism, world government, the "New World Order," disarming the citizenry, dogs and cats cohabitating, the moon turning blood-red etc

    Kind of the same way they view the U.N and the election of a liberal Democrat.


    He is determined (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 06:46:05 PM EST
    To find a way to blame something on NY.

    I can't watch those things.  It literally makes my head hurt.

    I (none / 0) (#3)
    by FlJoe on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 06:54:35 PM EST
    have been watching them a lot, I kind of enjoy them in a grotesque gallows humor kind of way. Kind of appropriate for the time.



    I'm afraid Trump may have taken his cue ... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:21:58 PM EST
    ... in that regard from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has thus far refused to close his state's beaches or otherwise interfere with commerce while the coronavirus surges across the country like a tsunami. But last week, DeSantis struck an ominous tone by blaming New York's stay at home order for what he claimed was a resultant surge of New Yorkers flying to Florida.

    I can watch for maybe 60 seconds or so.. (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:26:04 PM EST
    and then my blood begins to boil so I have to turn it.

    I think he's (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:31:06 PM EST
    jealous of Cuomo. Cuomo looks competent and is garnering praise even from Republicans. Trump just looks like an idiot. I saw a clip tonight where a reporter challenged him on the 30K statement he made on Hannity and he just sits there and lies and says he didn't say it.

    There is a film making the rounds of NY bringing a refrigerated truck to a hospital in Brooklyn to carry out the bodies.


    I think you are correct (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:39:59 PM EST
    But I think he want revenge on all of NY.   For not loving him.

    To (none / 0) (#10)
    by FlJoe on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:59:06 PM EST
    be honest, at the very end he was talking about that hospital in Queens(his hometown) and I actually caught a whiff of empathy, a look that he know's he has met his match.

    Well (none / 0) (#15)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 06:30:55 AM EST
    I think he wants revenge on everybody that didn't vote for him but NY gave him the biggest slap in the face in 2016.

    I tuned for 2 whole minutes (none / 0) (#4)
    by Chuck0 on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:02:21 PM EST
    He told six lies ("we have NO ammunition") in those 2 minutes. Couldn't take it any longer.

    It's now 2,467 (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 29, 2020 at 07:45:47 PM EST
    2,975 (none / 0) (#40)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 06:46:32 PM EST
    About 24 hours later

    Probably not an accurate count but gives you an idea of how it's going.

    I bet there's more that 508 in the next 24.


    3440 (none / 0) (#46)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 02:59:48 PM EST
    Only 465 more than yesterday.

    Is the tide turning?


    That was supposed to be quote quote (none / 0) (#47)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 03:01:40 PM EST

    Those are at roughly 7 pm (none / 0) (#49)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 03:19:00 PM EST
    We will see what it is then

    big jump to 3721 now (none / 0) (#50)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 06:11:17 PM EST
    746 ish for the day.

    Tide definitely not turning.


    The Big Moment is When we Top This (none / 0) (#51)
    by RickyJim on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 07:53:34 PM EST
    P Wire (none / 0) (#52)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 08:06:16 PM EST

    White House Forecasts Show Many More Deaths

    March 31, 2020 at 7:43 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 39 Comments

    President Trump's public health advisers project that the coronavirus could kill 100,000 to 240,000 Americans -- even with strict social distancing guidelines in place, Axios reports.

    Meanwhile, Andy Slavitt reports "numbers floating around the White House are 400,000 and some think that requires optimism."

    If it's realy one percent it will be about 3 million.

    It may not be millions but I will be surprised if it's not a million.


    Well actually (none / 0) (#53)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 08:08:34 PM EST
    That I'd the entire population.  They say the spread will slow after about half the population gets the virus.

    So, 1.5.  Conservatively?


    A friend of mine (none / 0) (#55)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 08:10:58 PM EST
    that lives in Stuttgart said that her town has gone on curfew because nobody was obeying the rules. Kids were out playing with each other during the day going to people's houses etc.

    Rachel just explained (none / 0) (#56)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 08:34:03 PM EST
    And played the doctor saying it today's presser, that those numbers - 100,000 to 240,000 - ASSUME FULL MITIGATION

    adding these states

    Nevada, N Dakota, S Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas currently have no stay at home orders.


    UT, TX, OK, MO, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, PA and WY have to only spotty and scattered coverage.  Sometimes of a single county

    So, all you have do do is math.


    Scary (none / 0) (#54)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 08:08:47 PM EST
    how the numbers keep going up isn't it? If they're saying 400K and they're releasing that number to the press it probably is more like 1 - 3 million.

    4,757 (none / 0) (#71)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 07:16:46 PM EST
    Day 1 500
    Day 2 750
    Day 3 1000

    I think I see a trend.


    Trump's Pressers are must see TV (none / 0) (#13)
    by ragebot on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 01:13:17 AM EST
    because everyone is (5.00 / 3) (#14)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 01:51:05 AM EST
    mocking him -- he's such a disaster.

    Of course they are (5.00 / 5) (#16)
    by Yman on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 06:52:17 AM EST
    Everyone is trapped in their homes and desperately want information.  The Trumpers want their daily dose if propaganda from Dear Orange Leader.   Rational people are looking for information from Fauci and to see whether the scientists are getting through Trump's fantasy bubble.

    I know.. (none / 0) (#17)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 09:49:57 AM EST
    like it's surprising that sequestered, scared people would be hungry for any positive news from the person who, theoretically, is the most in the know.

    Yeah Trump is 'more popular than ever' right now. The same way he would be if there was an alien invasion.


    You have to be the lowest of the low (5.00 / 4) (#18)
    by vml68 on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 10:46:01 AM EST
    to even mention your TV ratings when so many are dying and people on the frontlines are begging for help. But, that's Tr*mp to a T. What an absolutely vile and loathsome creature.
    Everytime I think he can't sink any lower, he proves me wrong. There is no bottom.

    Yep (none / 0) (#20)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 11:23:44 AM EST
    And about mocking him.  He's good with that.  If we are mocking him we are talking about him.  That's all he wants or cares about.  

    Plus.  He needs to keep the left mocking him to keep his mouth breathing cult members impressed and happy.


    My point (none / 0) (#21)
    by ragebot on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:23:08 PM EST
    was that several talking heads on several networks have said the networks should not be carrying the Trump pressers but were over ruled because of the high ratings the pressers get.

    If the major MSM networks did not carry the pressers viewers would simply switch the channel to FOX or who ever else was carrying the pressers.

    As another post pointed out Trump's poll numbers have also been going up; and in some part this is attributed to the pressers.

    Like it or not the pressers are an overall positive for Trump.


    Overall (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by FlJoe on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:34:36 PM EST
    positive, if you like lies, gibberish, personal attacks and conspiracy theory from your leading during an extreme emergency...but the ratings are good.

    For now (5.00 / 3) (#24)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:39:04 PM EST
    IMO the bump in his numbers are absolutely not about the cra cra "briefings"

    It's about rally round the flag.  Or the leader.

    When his cult members start dying by the thousands because they believed him that could change.  Real fast.

    There is now talk about legal exposure for FOX because of their organized disinformation.  When people start dying their firing that one crazy woman might not be enough to cover their ass.

    Cuomo is on tv right now explaining the concept of preparing for a crisis.  After the ridiculous BS from Cheeto about them "hoarding" supplies.

    No, Cuomo says, they are preparing.  Something he clearly does not understand.

    I do not underestimate the stupidity of the average American but I really think they will start getting it.

    When they start dying.


    About the popularity of those (none / 0) (#25)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:43:33 PM EST

    I've heard a couple of times locals (not Democrat's) are tired of these things preempting local news and weather every night.


    Which BTW (none / 0) (#44)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 08:11:35 PM EST
    Is at least part of the reason he's doing it.  It's effectively stops people from getting local news.  

    Which is going to start getting bad pretty soon.


    Cult dying by the score (none / 0) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 12:53:35 PM EST
    Mega churches are continuing to meet.  Liberty University is open and running, last time I checked Trump still has a rally planned in April.

    The chickens are gonna come home to roost.  I just hope I live to see it.


    Tampa (none / 0) (#32)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 04:43:26 PM EST
    TAMPA, Fla. - The pastor of a Tampa megachurch is facing charges after refusing to close its doors despite a "safer at home" order in effect in Hillsborough County, meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. The sheriff says up to 500 people were in attendance at Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne's Sunday services.

    Sheriff Chad Chronister and State Attorney Andrew Warren on Monday announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Pastor Howard-Browne. He faces misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency order.

    I have a sneaky suspicion (none / 0) (#33)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:04:01 PM EST
    some of these churches are going to see Trump's pronouncement about churches being packed on Easter as a dare.

    You know Warren (none / 0) (#35)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:40:17 PM EST
    Is going to love being a misdemeanor martyr.  I bet the raise money off it.

    Sorry Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne (none / 0) (#36)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:41:25 PM EST
    Not Warren

    He says he has (none / 0) (#48)
    by jondee on Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 03:18:06 PM EST
    "machines" in the church that can stop the common cold in it's tracks.

    Why can't God just do it?

    Meanwhile, Trump's buddy Professor Alex Jones is flogging a panacea for all the ills of man or beast called nanosilver toothpaste.


    The polls for (none / 0) (#28)
    by KeysDan on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 02:17:25 PM EST
    many world leaders (e.g., Merkel, Trudeau; exception  Bolsanaro) have risen, owing, as you say, to putting hopes in their leaders in times of crisis (e.g., wars/terrorism attacks) and the expected rally around the flag tradition.

    If anything,the extent of Trump's rise under the circumstances can be considered nanoscopic given the presidential platform and his daily TV shows. And, likely,even that will be fleeting.

    Governors Cuomo and J.B. Pritzker are effective with their science/data/truth-based daily briefings. Not as popular as the Bachelor, maybe, but helpful and caring leadership.


    How about a little something (none / 0) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 02:20:34 PM EST
    To lower your spirits?

    What Happens in November if One Side Doesn't Accept the Election Results?
    How the coronavirus could contribute to a 2020 election meltdown.

    The November 2020 presidential election won't be run perfectly--we have never had a perfect election conducted in this country or elsewhere--but the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic add special stress to what was already going to be a difficult election and underline the need to ensure that it is run in a way that maximizes both voter access and integrity.

    Even before the current crisis, I had been deeply concerned about the chances of a 2020 "election meltdown," in which the 47 percent or more of the population on the losing side would not accept the results as legitimate. I am even more worried now because of the changes and shortcuts that will be necessary to successfully run November's tally amid a pandemic. Here is what we need to do to minimize the chances of a November meltdown.

    You wanna hear (none / 0) (#31)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 03:13:11 PM EST
    something funny? A friend was lamenting on Facebook that he wished Trump could be more like Cuomo. I'm thinking to myself did you not see that this is who Trump is from the beginning. I wanted to respond Trump is incapable of solving this but I just moved on.

    Could (none / 0) (#37)
    by FlJoe on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:49:28 PM EST
    it get stupider? Of course!
    One of the president's invited guests, the 58-year old Christian conservative founder of the My Pillow company, took full advantage of the presidential podium in the Rose Garden to advance his religious and political agenda.

    Could (none / 0) (#38)
    by FlJoe on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 05:57:47 PM EST
    it get crazier? Of course!
    President Donald Trump threatened to unleash mass panic during a Monday afternoon press briefing on COVID-19.

    Responding to a question from CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump argued he could "cause panic even better than you."

    The president argued he could make Acosta look like a "minor league player" when it comes to inciting panic.

    Sticking it to the libs (none / 0) (#39)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 06:40:19 PM EST
    The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun
    Across the country, social distancing is morphing from a public-health to political act.

    At the driving range, while Frost and his like-minded friends slathered on hand sanitizer and kept six feet apart, the white-haired Republicans seemed to delight in breaking the new rules. They made a show of shaking hands, and complained loudly about the "stupid hoax" being propagated by virus alarmists. When their tee times were up, they piled defiantly into golf carts, shoulder to shoulder, and sped off toward the first hole.  

    Some of the more brazen departures from public-health consensus have carried a whiff of right-wing performance art. Jerry Falwell Jr., an outspoken Trump ally and president of the evangelical Liberty University, made headlines this week for inviting students back to campus over objections from local officials. The conservative website The Federalist published a trollish piece proposing "chicken-pox parties" as a model for strategically spreading the coronavirus. Throughout the conservative media, calls to reopen the economy--even if it means sacrificing the sick and elderly--are gaining traction.

    "I would rather die than kill the country," Glenn Beck declared on his radio show.

    "Those of us who are 70-plus, we'll take care of ourselves," Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said on Fox News.

    Dennis Prager, a conservative commentator, even compared outbreak-mitigation efforts to Nazi appeasement: "That attitude, that the only value is saving a life ... it leads to cowardice. It has to. No one can die? Then it's not a war."

    Boy I'm tellin ya.  I am am SO upset.  That these stupid morons are willing to kill themselves to "stick it to me"

    Puleeeeeeese don't thro me in dat briarpatch!


    Darwin (none / 0) (#41)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 07:02:01 PM EST
    is gonna win this one I tell ya.

    #FilmYourHospital (none / 0) (#42)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 07:53:47 PM EST
    And please, do it in groups of ten or more in two small SUVs

    Naturally, We Now Have a Cottage Industry of Coronavirus Truther A$$holes

    Right-wing figures eager to downplay the coronavirus pandemic's death toll have hit on a new idea: filming quiet hospital parking lots.

    The same types are swarming (5.00 / 1) (#45)
    by jondee on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 09:10:08 PM EST
    all over YouTube comment sections claiming the Gates Foundation created the virus to reduce the population.

    Probably in cahoots with the WHO, which Abdul could probably fill us in on.


    According Limbaugh (none / 0) (#59)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 01:29:34 PM EST
    COVID-19 is a conspiracy of the communists and Democrats to destroy capitalism.

    Why stop at the Medal of Freedom? (none / 0) (#60)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 01:39:48 PM EST
    Give him the Nobel Prize.

    I didn't dawn on me before (5.00 / 1) (#61)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 01:47:36 PM EST
    but apparently Gates is Public Enemy Number 1 to the wild-eyed anti-abortion and anti-vaxxer crowd, because he talks a lot about (gasp!) overpopulation and vaccinating the unvaccinated.

    So for the time being he's usurping George Soros' place as the evil puppet master of all things unchristian and totalitarian.


    One of these people (none / 0) (#63)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 02:15:02 PM EST
    told me just the other day that the earth's entire population could "live comfortably" in the state of Texas.

    Entire population (none / 0) (#64)
    by Peter G on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 02:59:43 PM EST
    of white people, maybe. Or of Christians.

    This white people left Texas 14yrs ago. (5.00 / 1) (#65)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 03:01:38 PM EST
    Please don't make me go back.

    I'm sorry but you're (none / 0) (#66)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 03:12:45 PM EST
    going to be put up with two extended families from Nepal and Luxembourg. Try to make the best of it.

    I've been seeing a lot of comments about (none / 0) (#69)
    by vml68 on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 06:34:33 PM EST
    Bill Gates, recently. Apparently, now that the TED talk he gave a few years ago about the world not being prepared for a (respiratory virus induced) pandemic is making the rounds, the nutjobs are in full conspiracy mode.

    Obviously the extra stress (none / 0) (#70)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 07:01:46 PM EST
    is making the crazies crazier and looking for someone to blame.

    A lot of it too is about deflecting any responsibility away from Orange Jesus.

    I've engaged a few of these people and so far they've been uniformly of the conservative christian orientation. Which isnt to say that they all are.


    I think he's really good (none / 0) (#72)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 01:12:31 AM EST
    and if you find the CNN townhall interview with him, Anderson Cooper and Sanjay where he was interviewed for about 20 minutes, I think you'll all agree. He's been writing about this and funding efforts for at least 5 years.

    Gates, not Limbaugh (none / 0) (#73)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 01:13:15 AM EST
    i'm talking about.

    Jeralyn, I agree with you. Gates is good. (none / 0) (#78)
    by vml68 on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 10:16:34 PM EST
    I was just noting how some people are bizarrely concluding that because he pretty much described what we are going through now, 5 years ago, that he is actually responsible for creating the coronavirus.

    When Melania (5.00 / 1) (#67)
    by KeysDan on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 04:43:15 PM EST
    hung the Medal of Freedom around Rush's neck, she should have draped her "I don't care, do you" coat around him, too.

    The Medal of Bullsh*t honoree (none / 0) (#68)
    by jondee on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 05:55:54 PM EST
    is now claiming Democrats and "the Deep State" tricked Bush into invading Iraq.

    Giving Rush a medal was like giving more acid to the Manson Family.


    Cheeto loves MyPillow (none / 0) (#43)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Mar 30, 2020 at 08:06:44 PM EST
    A friend of mine is a fireman (none / 0) (#57)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 12:59:59 PM EST
    in the next county over.

    He says the emergency rooms in the hospitals there are vacant.

    No auto accidents, no bar fights, no work accidents, no kids from bicycle accidents, no sports accidents, etc.

    Yesterday (none / 0) (#58)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 01:10:18 PM EST
    I was making brunch for a friend and I almost cut my damn finger off.

    On a broken glass invisible in the sink water.

    I'm fine.  With 9 usable fingers. It probably could have used stitches.  He said, jokingly, "want to go to the emergency room".

    Roll on snare drum.


    Ouch. Keep some steri strips with the (none / 0) (#62)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Apr 01, 2020 at 01:48:29 PM EST

    you could do an urgent (none / 0) (#74)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 01:13:53 AM EST
    care center?

    Not entirely sure (none / 0) (#75)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 09:09:59 AM EST
    We have one of those near here.  Something I should probably know

    I'm sure they exist but like many things here might be a 1 hour drive.


    Here's to cheer you up (5.00 / 1) (#76)
    by jondee on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 03:54:49 PM EST

    As the poets have mournfully sung,

    death takes the innocent young,

    the rolling in money,

    the screamingly funny,

    and those who are very well h*ng.


    Wow... I have to hand it to Peter Navarro... (none / 0) (#77)
    by desertswine on Thu Apr 02, 2020 at 05:40:27 PM EST
    in Chump's "press conference," I have never heard a bigger crock of bullsh!t in my life.  This guy's a real pro. Navarro is a wizard in producing the biggest snow-job this plague season.  I stand in awe.

    Temporary burials (none / 0) (#80)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 09:42:50 AM EST
    I don't get this

    True or not I don't get it.  Why bury someone temporarily?  Are modern caskets not "sealable" enough that they could be, I don't know, stored someplace until they could be buried?

    Why even bother burying them in Central Park or anywhere else  and digging them up later?

    I'm asking.

    Hence my strong belief in cremation. (5.00 / 1) (#81)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 03:49:01 PM EST
    I have never understood the need to take up real estate to store a dead body (or bodies).

    Or this soon-to-be option (none / 0) (#82)
    by leap on Tue Apr 07, 2020 at 04:07:44 PM EST
    Become a dirt pile! It's organic.