Intermezzo

Time for a deep cleansing breath. Inhale slowly through the nose, expand the diaphragm, slowly exhale while repeating your mantra “Golden Bidet”. All this fuss with toilet paper could have been avoided if we had just listened to all those hoity toity Europeans with their bidets.

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Cool video with scenes like we’re experiencing now. The lyrics are more related to a squandered relationship but what are you gonna do?

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Keep Calm, Carry On

Don’t listen too much to the nattering nabobs of negativism

205 Comments

  1. Happy first day of spring

  2. Ain’t no wood like morning wood

  3. Mare: I’m going to try and not describe anyone as stupid today.

    Reads Oso’s comment about Las Vegas closing for a month

    Mare: Everyone is stupid and WTF is happening in this country? Are we Americans or what? What a stupid time to be alive.

  4. I read a lot of stories and articles on the web from a variety of sources, mostly from a conservative/libertarian/pro 2A perspective with the occasional NPR/MSM viewpoint mixed in and it is apparent no one knows exactly WTF is going on.

    Seriously, the opinions range from “We’re all gonna die and end up in government camps” to “Overblown panic that will look foolish in retrospection”.

    What is indisputable is that this is going to put a hurt on the economy, national and individual, for decades to come. You guys have mentioned a few like travel, virtual meetings and schooling but I’m sure there are myriad others we don’t know yet. One thing is obvious for me, Trump was right about outsourcing everything to Chy-Nah

  5. The project bid I was sweating about was just postponed until May 1st, so I guess there is a silver lining to the shut-it-all-down movement. It was for the county and they shut all their facilities to the public until further notice I guess.

  6. I remember stories written in the 70’s and 80’s about adult kids shaking their heads about their parents and grandparents saving wrapping paper, paper bags, bits of string and other assorted items because they had lived through the Great Depression.

    In 30 years I wonder if the babies being born today will wonder why their parents have so much toilet paper (and adult diapers) stacked high and deep in their spare rooms

  7. Another prediction: Home gardens and canning will become all the rage real soon.

    Buy seeds early I guess. Although any serious gardener already has their seeds ordered.

    “Seed shortages now rival ammo shortages” is my prediction for a future headline.

  8. Generally, I’m proven correct if I have the opposite opinion of the left. I haven’t watched any news so don’t know what the left is saying but my common sense tells me this is nutso.

    And for the 987th time, why are we shutting down the country for this particular virus which is not more or less death-inducing than any other virus?

    Wondering if not exposing ourselves to this virus has negative consequences later.

    I question the timing. Always.

    Also, GET OFF MY LAWN!

  9. Why couldn’t there have been a national campaign to self-quarantine older Americans and those with compromised immune systems?

  10. I’m really not a conspiracy nut at all. But this idea that China started this shit on purpose to wreck our economy is starting to grow on me. We have no idea how many were actually affected in China, or how many actually died. All we have are China’s statements about what happened and how they responded, all backed up by the WHO, who seem to have bought out the world’s supply of knee pads prior to going over to Wuhan…

    In any case, after watching how we are losing our collective shit, regardless of whether or not it was intentional this time, I’m pretty sure it will be intentional next time. Military force against the US is not a serious course of action for rational actors. But wrecking an economy because of the flu?

  11. Saw a funny meme for those trying to homeschool their kids during
    the school shut down.

    So…Home schooling is going well.

    2 students suspended for fighting and one teacher fired for drinking on the job.

  12. Mare, I saw a FB meme: Spanking and prayer are back in school #homeschool2020

  13. And FU to the celebrities singing the stupid “Imagine”. No one needs that or you right now.

  14. Imagine is a bullshit song that only dumbasses like.

  15. Thank God I didn’t see stupid celebrities singing a stupid song… like that’s going to help, FFS these people are so stupid and clueless about everything except pedophilia, phoniness and sexually transmitted diseases.

    And just for fun, Eff Tom Hanks and his bitch wife.

    But I mean that in a nice way.

  16. What we really need is a hashtag campaign

  17. Why couldn’t there have been a national campaign to self-quarantine older Americans and those with compromised immune systems?
    ———————–
    Because we’re all trigglypuff now.

    I guess part of what has changed is that in the absence of information we react for the worst possible scenario. This is foolish but reassures people that we acted wisely out of an abundance of caution.

    It’s cognitive dissonance all the way down.

  18. China knew they had allies/puppets in the West so they took advantage of the situation. Nothing more required to accept than that.

    Sometimes I don’t know which I’d rather see strung up first, the CCP or our so-called “elites”.

  19. Stimulus activity so far:

    China 79B
    Canada interest rate cut of 50 bps
    Australia 11B
    Japan 21B
    EU payments to central banks for small business loans
    England rate cuts and small business loans

    USA…1.5 TRILLION

    Man, we have a big gentleman’s sausage

  20. Modern Monetary Theory strikes again!

  21. I’m not getting any of the stimulus. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.

    I’d just use it to buy a cannon, anyhow. Or put it into home improvements.

  22. There’s a weird thing happening too.

    As the economy tanks, its becoming more likely that Democrats sweep congress and the presidential election. Which also drives the market down as the repeal of corporate tax cuts become more likely.

  23. Which was the plan all along.

  24. Pretty much confirms in my mind, the ongoing coup was made in China.

  25. Save us Zombie Joe Biden!

  26. I choose to believe they aren’t that intelligent.

  27. This wasn’t some master plan by the Chinese, just standard incompetence and stupidity. They tried to hide the outbreak for fear of losing face/losing their positions in the party/losing investment. It didn’t work.

  28. I choose to believe they aren’t that intelligent.

    Who?

  29. No, the pants-shitting, wreck-the-economy panic is part of the “remove OrangeManBad!” plan.

  30. Maybe not a Master Plan but a nice bonus if they can take us down to wet markets with them.

  31. I don’t think the media or the democrats cooked this up, but that they are taking advantage of the situation as best as they can.

  32. I lean more towards this is a escaped bug from the bio weapons facility in Wuhan. The Chinese lied about the numbers but their internal reaction to this bug was well documented and extraordinary.

    I agree we have a very polarized view of this thing. It’s either the world is ending or it’s nothing. Somewhere the truth lies in the middle ground. For me, the validity or non validity of the disruption is irrelevant. I have to cope with a disruption, that’s something I know with certainty. Pissing and moaning about it is like complaining about the rain. It’s going to rain until it stops, how wet I get on the process is up to me.

    I will say that I find the naysayers to more than a little flippant regarding the number of deaths and the demographics. After all, it’s just old people like my very much loved in laws or even your friend Hotspur and wife that are at the highest risk. I. Not saying the numbers warrant extreme measures, I’m speaking of the general dismissive tone.

    It is obvious we are going to have to adapt to this changing situation, my goal is be as self sustainable, safe, and comfortable as possible, just like any other day of the week. I believe this party is just getting started and that we’ll be dealing with 3rd and 4th order effects for quite some time. I also believe that its 50/50 as to whether we see serious societal breakdowns in certain locales. The vibe in certain areas is tense and has gotten tighter over the past couple of days.

  33. I choose to believe they aren’t that intelligent.

    BS, they are exactly that intelligent, and you know it. They’ve been dreaming of this scenario for 3 years, it presented itself, and they are grabbing on to it.

  34. Things I learned today:

    When it’s raining, and I have my wipers turned on to constant, when I stop at red lights, they turn to intermittent, automatically.

    I’ve never had a car that did that.

  35. A friend of mine told me something pretty interesting last night.

    He said, we either under react and things get way out of hand or we over react and we crash the economy.

    Either way we’re kinda hosed.

  36. The trouble is that easy-to-catch diseases always run their course. At best, we slow things down with isolation or develop a vaccine. We have no hard data outside of the cruise ship on how deadly this thing is.

    AIDS didn’t do this because it’s so hard to catch. Without all the drugs keeping that population alive longer than the virus would permit, the disease might have died out by now, or be far down the sigmoid on # of infected. We’re probably close to it having run its course, but there’s no way the AIDS industry will drop it until a vaccine exists.

  37. “SHUT YOUR COVID HOLE”

    Good one, Jimbro!!

    lol

  38. I’m still thinking we will recover, or recover enough, by the election for the Ds to get the D and the Rs to gain. Maybe wishful thinking, but considering that “some” estimates are putting this wave past peak by mid-April, the economy should start picking back up by then. Not saying the economy will be great by October, but it will be picking up and heading in the right direction, even given 3rd and 4th order effects. That should be enough. I hope.

  39. Average age of death in Italy 79.5, with multiple underlying conditions.

  40. People are taking advantage of a somewhat bad event to get rid of the orange man

  41. BS, they are exactly that intelligent, and you know it. They’ve been dreaming of this scenario for 3 years, it presented itself, and they are grabbing on to it.
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    I think we’re basically saying the same thing I just wasn’t very clear about it.

    I have to cope with a disruption, that’s something I know with certainty. Pissing and moaning about it is like complaining about the rain. It’s going to rain until it stops, how wet I get on the process is up to me.
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    This is good advice. I often use the blerg to work out thoughts and lately they’ve been pretty negative.

  42. more than a little flippant regarding the number of deaths and the demographics. After all, it’s just old people like my very much loved in laws or even your friend Hotspur and wife

    ———

    Who is being flippant? Telling them to self-quarantine and not shut down the country makes sense. No visitors at nursing homes, etc..

    How many times does the point have to be made that we’ve never done this before and why now?

    We COULD stop all gun deaths if we could take away all guns. But at what cost?

    It’s like anything risk vs reward.

    Do we shut down the largest economy in the world when we could be quarantining the older population and others at risk?

  43. We could reduce car crash fatalities to 0 by setting the speed limit to 20 mph.

  44. Exactly.

  45. When it’s raining, and I have my wipers turned on to constant, when I stop at red lights, they turn to intermittent, automatically.

    If they are like mine, if they are on intermittant, the interval increases during a stop, and you get a wipe the moment you take your foot off the brake, even if it just wiped.

  46. We could reduce car crash fatalities to 0 by setting the speed limit to 20 mph.
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    Think of all the unserviced moms if HS shed this mortal coil.

  47. Think of all the unserviced moms if HS shed this mortal coil.

    Been waiting for that for years. I want some mom action and he’s monopolotizing that shizz.

  48. My husband’s best friend who lives in CA just called and was talking about 2 of their friends who didn’t just close their business for a couple of weeks, they are done. Holy crap. My husband’s friend has 80 employees and is an “essential service” (pest control) they are still operating but he’s not sure how to pay 80 people (remember the one bill talked about was 50-500 employees get paid leave) if no money is coming in.

    Imagine restaurants who are lucky to operate at a 5% margins. Man. Devastating.

    This has real world impact on people. We’re going to be effed too. Companies are obviously not hiring, no hiring, no money coming in.

  49. Walmart was nearly empty.

    Hoard is complete. We can shelter in place for 30 days with ease.

  50. He can’t keep doing pest control right now? CA shut him down or no orders/calls coming in?

  51. We could reduce car crash fatalities to 0 by setting the speed limit to 20 mph.

    You underestimate the ingeniousness of idiot drivers.

  52. I built a shelving unit out of toilet paper and filled it with coffee, booze, and ammo.

  53. Okay, maybe not zero zero, but close. Still going to be idjits driving into ponds and so forth.

  54. I am in the “we are seriously overreacting” crowd
    39,000 people died of the flu last year. Did we close any stores for that? 1,000 people have died form this, so the response is “lets put millions of people out of work for 6-8 weeks, that won’t hurt anything.”
    It is terrible if you die from this or even from the flu, but we are all going to die. Hopefully not in a fire.

  55. Regular contracts, Leon. In CA pest control has been deemed an essential service. The smart pest companies (or lucky if you prefer) have regular scheduled deals and some state contracts.

  56. It is terrible if you die from this or even from the flu, but we are all going to die. Hopefully not in a fire.

    ——-

    This is how I feel. Shut down the country OR individuals are responsible for quarantining loved ones and making sure they are being taken care of.

    I say you are responsible for loved ones and we can all do our part to avoid or make it easier for the elderly to quarantine.

  57. Who will slap mare when I succumb to this horrific scourge?

    Volunteers?

  58. Exactly Mare, it is like we are all children and can’t do anything without someone telling us, then if something bad happens LAWSUIT!!!

  59. If you die MJ it’s because of your HIV.

  60. The only good thing about this scourge is Vman is here. He’s normally just a night time drop in.

    Does anyone know how Sean is doing? I know he does derps but any other info?

    Have to take my keto cookies out of the oven. TTFN

  61. You are too kind Mare, working from home has its advantages.
    I preemptively sold my dodge last night. Walked away with a fist full of dollars and no more 1k a month payments.

  62. Who will slap mare when I succumb to this horrific scourge?

    I am prepared to spank her thoroughly for any reason.

    Or no reason.

  63. You leave my HIV out of this. I don’t blame the tranny hooker that gave it to me. I was culturally enriched.

  64. My balls were culturally enriched when I met your mom.

  65. March Madness in Heaven.

    http://jasonbachcartoons.com/catholic-26.html

  66. I will say that I find the naysayers to more than a little flippant regarding the number of deaths and the demographics. After all, it’s just old people like my very much loved in laws or even your friend Hotspur and wife that are at the highest risk. I. Not saying the numbers warrant extreme measures, I’m speaking of the general dismissive tone.

    I know I’m not being flippant, despite being accused of such. The air-on-fire people are driving the bus right now, and that ditch we land in isn’t going to be pretty.

    I’m with Mare and V-man, and a lot of people. Protect those that need protect, and have the rest of us keep the country going while they stay home.

    “they say” that we’re all going to catch it anyway. Most of us probably already have. I’m staying away from my mom and mil, hospitals and old folks homes. The older people who ate at my restaurant before it was closed? That was on them.

    As we joked at the time – maybe they were unable to procurer toilet paper and figured there was not point anymore.

  67. I wish Scott would stop telling people about our retirement savings.
    *racks 9mm*

    I hate that a lot of people are going to get hurt economically (incuding us) in this social distancing reaction, but I do appreciate that it is a short, sharp, shock, and therefore more recoverable for most (not all) people in a shorter time.

    Not a long drawn out bleed that sucks away your savings and your most productive working years forever, like what the Obama years were for us.

    I wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on anybody.

  68. I see San Fran has locked the city up tighter than a 10 y o transsexuals’ pride…. but deemed marijuana shops to be essential bidnesses… so they can stay open.

  69. Well, jam. that pretty much says it all right there.

  70. A young lady reporter just asked Trump what he thinks about all these media outlets siding with Chinese nationals, latin gang murderers etc instead of the American people….she’s about to get doxxed, pilloried, and her entire past dredged up.

  71. I’m with vmax – this shit Is Way over wrought.

  72. It’s not 1918.
    Science and tech are not even in the same ballpark comparatively.

  73. We have AC and central heating. That alone is huge.

  74. How’s the microbiology community viewing this, jamster?

  75. If I see one more “be considerate, stay home” post, I’m going to choke a bitch.

    To make it worse, it was a fucking teacher.

  76. Wonder if she gets direct deposit?

  77. My boss is quarantined, working from home for a week, coming back from vacation. So I have that going for me.

  78. What gets me is the panic selling and buying. I can’t understand it.

    I’m going to liquidate my investments at 2/3rds their value and buy 300 rolls of TP isn’t something anyone should do. It’s obvious, and yet here we are.

  79. Those are the same sheep lining up for toilet paper. Doesn’t matter that they supposedly are more educated, reasonable. They react the same way.

  80. The stock market, wow, what a cluster.

  81. It makes me laugh MJ
    Just saying Ford is selling for well under 1/2 of its usual price and it pays a good dividend, Fiat Chrysler is selling at a 1/3 of normal so triple your investment

  82. What gets me is the panic selling and buying. I can’t understand it.

    I’m going to liquidate my investments at 2/3rds their value and buy 300 rolls of TP isn’t something anyone should do. It’s obvious, and yet here we are.

    My understanding is that some of it is algorithms which aren’t able to handle the events outside their models.

  83. shitty programs, then.

  84. It’s retail investors converting to cash, at least according to GNDs CIO.

    There’s no good place to park money so people are just getting out.

    What a clusterass.

  85. Try to find bargains in those who facilitate online meetings.

    And maybe food delivery.

  86. AIDS didn’t do this because it’s so hard to catch. Without all the drugs keeping that population alive longer than the virus would permit, the disease might have died out by now, or be far down the sigmoid on # of infected.
    ———
    Putting AIDS and the sigmoid colon in the same sentence is how you get an epidemic

  87. Comment by Car in on March 19, 2020 1:05 pm
    Wonder if she gets direct deposit?

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    Nailed it, Carin.

  88. Home Depot is doing good business today. It feels like a holiday. Happy customers, and smug, too. Don’t tell anybody.

  89. San Fran is locking down because of the number of gays who are high risk immunologically (is that a werd?). And wasn’t it not long ago those f*ckers had some sort of festival?

    I’m aboard with the idea this is way overblown but politically, when you’re dealing with ‘hair on fire’ everywhere, what do you do? Imagine both scenarios.

    So:
    – Shut down travel from China – done…but called a rayciss.
    – When it spread, shut down travel to Yerp – done.
    – Shut down the southern border – he’s been trying to do that for ages but now has greater latitude – done.
    – Teaming up with private sector to churn out everything needed to deal with a potentially overwhelming of ERs and ICUs…masks/ventilators/suits….and anti-virals.
    – Relaxing more regulations. – done.

    The guy filling in for Rush had on a doctor of infectious diseases (?). They know who is mostly affected and are just now getting hard data. He was quite critical of young dumbasses going to spring break anyway (including the gay festival wherever that was) and the flippant things they were saying. Yes, young people it will barely touch but they are vectors, who can take it home to parents/grandparents. He said if everyone did their part in the short term to flatten the curve, and not overwhelm hospitals, we’ll get over the hump quickly. He brought up the Spanish Flu as it relates to how quarantine spared St. Louis the devastation other cities suffered — while I’m thinking BUT WE’RE NOT SEEING THOSE NUMBERS OF DEADNESS.

    PBS has been running the documentary on Spanish flu, btw, which mentions the quarantine business. So pretty sure the LIVs, getting all sorts of noise instead of facts/numbers/comparisons from shit media, are also driving the pressure TO DO SOMETHING. How do you battle that other than doing too much than be accused of not enough.

  90. Wife might get pullets at TSC today, which means my weekend will be eggmobile-centered.

  91. I classify Mr. B. in the LIV category. He says ‘yeah, it might be over reaction…but I don’t want to catch it or give it to mom’. And he doesn’t want me out foraging because we just realized we are now entering senior citizen discount territory.

  92. Which….if I’m now a senior citizen – mid fifties – I can take advantage of senior citizen/at risk hour at the local grocery store.

  93. Happy customers, and smug, too. Don’t tell anybody.

    Why, did they get a shipment of paper products?

  94. I was reading about the cases in NJ. Italian family. Grandma, her eleven kids, 27 grandkids. Had big family dinners weekly. Guy to do with horse training/track, brought the virus to a dinner. Infects grandma and six of her kids. Guy dies. Two of her kids, the oldest being female, age 55, with no other known underlying illness, die before grandma (73) succumbs. Four of her other kids are hospitalized. The priest and entire church which they had a lot to do with, cleaned/quarantined.

  95. Nail salons, hair salons, and barber shops now have to close.

    Madness

  96. Total cases in China: 80.928 – total deaths 3,245
    Italy 41,035 – total deaths 3,405

  97. Stopped by the office today and it’s on lock down. Orange cones blocking all but the main entrance. When you walk in there are two crowd ropes directing you by security decked out with glasses, masks and gloves. My ID badge got me by them. If I was a patient and not in extremis I think I’d turn around and walk the other way.

    The office, which is shared by about 10 physicians and 5 or 6 PA/NP’s was a ghost town. I mentioned I’m part time now. My 2 day week is now down to a one day at this point because we’re only seeing fractures.

  98. As I was shaving this morning I wondered when the barbers would be shut down. I’m a every 6 to 8 week haircut guy and got it done a few weeks ago so I hope it doesn’t last too long.

    *buys Flowbee stock*

  99. I really, really hope we don’t one day and look back on how we completely destroyed our society because of a virus that attacked sickened .0058 % of the people. And killed even fewer.

    (based on 81,000 who caught the virus in china, and the 1.39 billion population)

  100. Of course, in Italy the infection rate is .0679 % I don’t know wtf is wrong with what they are doing. They’ve been quarantined since the 8th. Apparently that’s not working.

  101. There are two versions of the virus, we have the milder one.

    Italy must have the bad bug.

  102. It’s not impossible that it has already mutated to a less-dangerous strain.

  103. Tulsi Gabbard is out. Endorsed Slow Joe.

  104. Her 7 supporters are devastated.

  105. Tucker will be so sad.

  106. So cheap anti-malarial drugs may be an effective treatment against Corona-Chan.

  107. That Italian family whose mother died at 55 “with no other known underlying illness” is not just overweight but obese. Looking at the picture I am suspect that they had other (maybe undiagnosed) illnesses/diseases.

  108. My office IT guys just sent out an email about how we need to restart our work computer after our telework session. They also included a helpful video about how to remotely restart your work computer. It’s literally just a video of restarting your computer.

  109. All types of diabeetus involve a degree of compromised immunity.

  110. It’s literally just a video of restarting your computer.

    This wasn’t for you, this was for the tech-illiterate muckity-mucks who make twice your salary but think VCRs are tough to program.

  111. Yale University students are not returning to class, they will complete the semester online.

    The students are demanding that the school drop it’s traditional grading system and adopt a universal grade of pass, with no possibility of failing.

    Their argument is that regular grades wont be fair because some kids have more hectic home lives.

    These kids are going to fail life.

  112. VCR? Jesus, I thought you were a tech geek.

  113. And that’s Ivy league, cream of the crop. Imagine what we lernin out in flyover country.

  114. Comment by leoncaruthers on March 19, 2020 4:25 pm
    All types of diabeetus involve a degree of compromised immunity.

    ———

    I was going to mention that because I’ve been reading that a number of times but I didn’t know the science.

  115. Just saw an update that a 4th member of that family died

  116. Sounds like something genetic.

  117. >>>Looking at the picture I am suspect that they had other (maybe undiagnosed) illnesses/diseases.

    That’s exactly what I said when I told Mr. B. about them.

  118. On the bright side, all this quarantining might put the breaks on regular flu deaths which you have a better chance of dying over. Then come next fall BLAM, it will rip through again because flu will not be denied testing/setting herd immunity.

  119. “Then come next fall BLAM, it will rip through again because flu will not be denied testing/setting herd immunity.”

    Beasn is a little ray of sunshine in these troubled times…..

  120. If my kid was attending Yale and wanted pass/fail, I’d pull any funding I was contributing to their obviously not being challenged/educated environment. I mean, what is the effing point of going to an ivy league if you don’t exercise your brain?

  121. Something. Four in one family is not just bad luck.

  122. HEY! I’m a realist.

  123. It’s because it’s EXTRA SPECIAL DEADLY!

  124. Good News for Joe Biden!

  125. Calm down, Jay.

  126. Spain. Went to doctor with sore throat, no fever. Sent home. Went to another health facility the next day. Sent home with antibiotics. Third day, could barely stand spiking a fever. Admitted immediately, put on ventilator. Died a week later.

    Read read read, ahh, there it is…bloodwork taken showed he had leukemia.

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/19/20-year-old-coronavirus-victim-was-told-no-need-to-worry-by-doctors/

  127. Pretty sure we’d see the same scary stories if we broke down regular flu deaths.

  128. Tom Hanks is a distant cousin of mine as is George Clooney. I’m 100% certain none of us would claim the other.

  129. Total cases in China: 80.928 – total deaths 3,245
    Italy 41,035 – total deaths 3,405
    ———–
    I’m watching John Wick 2. More people have died in the first 40 mins of the movie. Most by headshot or being hit by a car.

  130. I pissed off the cook. Never piss off the cook in a pandemic. I misinterpreted a text. We weren’t getting steaks. Sam’s made steaks for associates. Dan: have you thought about dinner? Oso: I thought we were having steaks? Dan: We had steaks at work. What do you want for dinner? Oso: I’ll manage. Dan: Fine, you just manage. (I had asked him to pick up salad and Sammie’s from local restaurant. He texted me that we were having steak. I didn’t realize he was having steak)

  131. MJ, John Wick 3.

  132. I don’t think anyone believes the numbers coming out of China.

    How many think ChiCom leadership vaccinated themselves before releasing their ‘green new deal’?

  133. I made a pretty great chowder. Scallops, clams, and whiting with potatoes and corn. Used a smoky broth I made a while back. At the end after I stirred in the chopped celery greens and cream, I dropped in just a teaspoon of grass-fed ghee to add that buttery finish.

  134. I’m seeing some seriously rapid numbers being put together vis a vis potential avenues for chem remediation. It looks like this particular virus may be more susceptible to ph perturbation during membrane crossing and concomitantly translation and post translation processing. Obviously not enough data yet. However if the fda is put on a leash and we can use already approved drugs — big fucking deal – per quid pro joe.
    Using hrdroxychloroquine prophylacticly is a no brainer in my underhyped opinion

  135. Posting using this phone is freakin painful.

  136. OMFG. Libraries are closed. We can’t get tax forms. Asked Dan to call IRS and State Revenue to get us forms. HE CALLS THE FUCKING GOLF COURSES TO SET UP RANGE TIME. I may have to kill him.

  137. *wonders why oso mizspelt lieberry*

  138. Comment by lauraw on March 19, 2020 6:19 pm
    I made a pretty great chowder. Scallops, clams, and whiting with potatoes and corn. Used a smoky broth I made a while back. At the end after I stirred in the chopped celery greens and cream, I dropped in just a teaspoon of grass-fed ghee to add that buttery finish.

    ——–

    Finally!! News I can enjoy!

  139. 👋🏻 Jam2. ❤️😘

  140. Well off to tdy land downstate. I was just axed to be on a biomedical team.
    The state agency that called has no idea how long we’ll be activated and what exactly this unit is going to do—-
    Fun fun.
    Morning briefing at 0600.
    I gotta di di
    Later tp hoarders.

  141. I’m seeing some seriously rapid numbers being put together vis a vis potential avenues for chem remediation. It looks like this particular virus may be more susceptible to ph perturbation during membrane crossing and concomitantly translation and post translation processing. Obviously not enough data yet.

    https://tinyurl.com/wz3xopo

  142. I made a pretty great chowder. Scallops, clams, and whiting with potatoes and corn.

    https://tinyurl.com/Did-Scott-have-some ?

  143. I pissed off the cook. Never piss off the cook in a pandemic.

    https://tinyurl.com/And-here-we-have-a-dance interpretation of Oso’s social life before Dan.

  144. Everything about chowder makes me want to never eat it, look at it, or say it. You New England folks can keep it.

  145. Probably mostly an aversion to putting creamy white stuff in my mouth. I hate being mistaken for MJ.

  146. Man Chowder.

    That would be the worst soup ever.

  147. I just picked up John Wick 2 again. 12 people got smoked in less than a minute.

  148. And he just got hit by a car, again. That’s like 3 times so far.

  149. Now he just fell down 100 stairs with a rapper.

    Now he’s getting arm barred.

    Now stabby.

    Now through window of safe space.

    And it’s over for now.

    Truce.

  150. This finished up as more of a golden color, like cream of chicken. Plus, it’s a dish that starts with bacon and potatoes. Couldn’t be more manly. You fucking psycho. Tell me again about the tiny poison mushrooms in your spice jars.

  151. Chowder is horrible, you should never try it.

    Stick to bait in a can.

  152. You got it.

  153. Mare, here is some news you can use https://tinyurl.com/urxpw93

  154. Stick to bait in a can
    ——
    Def avoid bat in a can

  155. When you eat bait from a can, do you gut those little things or just eat them poop and all.

  156. Look, I’m sure it’s delicious but I’ve got some admittedly random aversions.

    I don’t like red candy, either.

  157. Herring are gutted before kippering. Sardines are usually flushed with clean water before canning.

  158. I still can’t eat mushrooms with gills, either. Only polypores.

  159. Red candy?

    Like red hots or hot tamales?

  160. Eww, yes. Red suckers and jolly ranchers too.

  161. Red hots are awesome.

    Anything red is usually delicious. Red hots, cherry Starburst, Mountain Dew Code Red, redheads…

  162. I should have held my tongue, you made a lovely meal and I shared my mental illness. I’m very sorry.

  163. Boston baked beans are pretty good but more maroon colored.

    What about dark red, leon?

  164. Never tried redhead. Ex dyed her hair once, but nothing changed.

  165. Only red M&Ms. Never even touched a Boston baked bean.

  166. Beef has to be red in the middle.

  167. Beef isn’t candy. It’s only red candy I can’t eat. Red meat is fine.

  168. So if Jam/the President is correct we should go out and horde all the tonic. Might as well go pick up some Gin while I’m at it. It’d be nice to be on the leading edge of the horde not the trailing edge after everything is gone.

  169. Tanqueray Rangpur is a solid choice if you’re not normally a gin buyer, as is Bombay Sapphire.

  170. I’ve never tried the Tanqueray Rangpur. Bombay is good, but alcohol is expensive out here because of a 25% liqueur tax. Kirkland Gin isn’t too bad too.

  171. Agreed, Kirkland gin is perfectly adequate. I treat myself with the Tanqueray if I see it on sale.

  172. Way ahead of you guys. Bough some gin, tonic, and limes today at the store.

  173. I like my beef like my women: pink in the middle and sliced thinly while cold.

  174. MJ was supposed to run the Rangpur.

  175. Aviation Gin was pretty good. Not a bad price as well.

  176. He couldn’t make weight.

  177. Senator sold hotel stock prior to outbreak? That one is toast. More tomorrow on Tucker.

  178. No worries, man, I’ve been laughing all along the way! You’re not ill, you just have ‘things.’

    Scott has food things too but they’re usually about specific vegetables. Won’t eat squash because of the name, texture, etc.

    I always thought I didn’t have any food ‘things’ but I just discovered recently that I can’t stand okra in gumbo. Unbelievably, Scott has absolutely no problem with it.

    My young gardening protege is all excited about growing okra in her yard and I’m like, “You’re on your own.”

  179. “It’d be nice to be on the leading edge of the horde”

    You need 3 months of booze, 6 months of coffee, and a shitload of ammo.

    You can get more booze later.

  180. Okra is just snot in solid form.

  181. Okra has no poo in it.

  182. Okra doesn’t turn red

  183. Okra supports Trump.

  184. Okra should get a daytime tv show.

  185. Okra had a daytime show for like 20 years.

    It sucked.

  186. The CDC has known since 2005 that Chloroquine would stop Corona viruses.
    Link to Breitbart:
    https://tinyurl.com/txe65eq

    They are ‘Orangemanbad’ and want him to fail, assholes…

  187. Leon won’t eat red candy, I won’t eat banana-flavored candy. I finally forgot the whole compound that makes up the artificial flavoring, but it’s an acetate.

  188. lauraw, your chowder sounds delicious.

  189. Well, minus the sea boogies. I’ve got an aversion to boogery looking things. That commercial with the walking infected phlegm ball. WTH?

  190. Senator sold hotel stock prior to outbreak?

    Now why would he know to do that?

  191. Roamy, the guy who threw the Pachamama into the Tiber is in hospital with Wu-flu. Fever for 9 days and decided to go in when he got too weak. Day 11, still feels like crap.

    And if the CDC knew about Chloroquine, and said nothing until now, heads really need to roll. How many deaths could they have prevented?

  192. Burr from NC and Loeffler from GA, nice work GOP.

  193. We talked to Mini-me for over an hour tonight. She was packing up her dorm room and wanted to chat. I’ll be glad when she’s home.

  194. I will pray for the Pachamama hero.

  195. Jay, pretty sure those two aren’t the only ones cashing in only every damn time. Not enough rope for these crooks.

  196. Damn that is just so dumb on their part. It’s not like the market isn’t going to recover. And they’re so selfish, they’re willing to put themselves over losing the senate?

  197. Hah, prepper site wants me back. Thanks for the info because I do feel better prepared for this shit than I was before, but I don’t need the anti-Catholics sniping at me again.

  198. Diary entries remained positive.


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