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  1. Is there anything Thor can’t do?

  2. Get me to see one of those dumb movies.

  3. “I despise people who flaunt their wealth.”
    https://tinyurl.com/sjy9wt8

  4. Seriously, anyone heard from Hotspur? That old cuss needs to check in.

  5. MJ, what cocktail are you having this morning? Emphasis on the cock.

    I don’t know what I’m saying.

  6. Hahahahaha. That made me laugh.

    Emphasis on the cock. LOL

    I heard from HS yesterday, he’s fine.

    I have the most ridiculous video to send you. Check your email.

  7. ‘Sup Sippers de Peni?

  8. Spectrum cable sent me an email that Showtime and Epix, all channels, are free until mid April. I looked at the guide last night and this morning and saw nothing worth the time to watch.

  9. good job on Thor today!

  10. wakey wakey

  11. *there’s light under the door

  12. I think Hotspur is on a road trip Mare, he’s coming through Charlotte and is taking MJ’s lead to not contact me ever which is fine. Social distancing and whatnot.

  13. Wasn’t “The Stand” sort of a road trip story?

  14. At the end it was. At this point of the story Hotspur is Trash Can Man, looting a military base.

  15. There was a lot of cross-country travel, not sure if it counts as a road trip story though. It was mostly post-apocalyptic with a “final conflict!” that only makes sense if it was a literal God vs Satan conflict, since there was nothing for the survivors to fight over.

  16. My morning so far

  17. Which reminds me of this

  18. You see, young Neo, every human is treated as a sort of Leyden jar, generating current

  19. That never made any friggin’ sense. To their credit, the script authors had the machines using the humans for distributed processing, leveraging brains for the tasks that silicon and code were still not very good at. The producers thought that was too complicated for audiences and changed it to stupid.

  20. Thanks, Pups. I was really worried about him.

    You too, MJ…for the update on Hotspur.

  21. Comment by roamingfirehydrant on March 26, 2020 9:40 am
    My morning so far

    ——–

    Oh, man, that looks awful.

    But your second link made me lol.

  22. Comment by Jimbro on March 26, 2020 8:10 am
    ‘Sup Sippers de Peni?

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    This place cracks me up.

    We are international and sophisticated.

  23. When this is all over I bet MJ will be happy he can eat bananas and make eye contact with his coworkers.

  24. I like how social media is now basically blaming people for Covid19. STAY HOME.

    uhm … ok, but you’d better not being going to the store. Or you better not have gone to the store w/in the last three weeks, because it’s been “out there” at least that long, and most likely since early Jan.

    All our events have been cancelled. The restaurants are closed. Where the hell do they think we’re going?

    Me going to run the track isn’t spreading shit.

  25. My bil got into a car accident a few days ago and broke both his arms.

  26. I’m also irritated by the idea that you “think it’s a joke” if you don’t swallow the panic 100%.

  27. you aren’t supposed to work, there shouldn’t be any economic activity, there should be no driving.

    You know, total lockdown. Like they had in Wuhan (and it failed).

  28. I want red beans and rice tonight, but I don’t have any green peppers.

  29. Italian deaths have been pretty even for the last 6 days.

  30. There are going to be lots of books written about this.

  31. I work in healthcare with people that have worked in hospitals for 30 years.

    They are in full panic mode. This is going to end the world, etc. Our CEO told the entire company that this won’t end for months, maybe more. (zero data)

    I really think it’s just that the crisis hits their experience so there’s an immediate desire to put more importance on it.

    That’s not to say it isn’t a big deal, but I always take a more skeptical view of things when there isn’t good information.

  32. Not a lot of attention given to the UK dude who said a lot of the people who are dying would probably have died w/in the next year already.

    Unhelpful?

  33. Comment by Car in on March 26, 2020 10:34 am
    I’m also irritated by the idea that you “think it’s a joke” if you don’t swallow the panic 100%.
    Comment by Car in on March 26, 2020 10:42 am
    Not a lot of attention given to the UK dude who said a lot of the people who are dying would probably have died w/in the next year already.

    Unhelpful?

    ———

    Two thumbs up. Don’t give a shit if it’s “unhelpful” it’s the truth.

  34. Why can’t the republicans simply say, “No pork, clean bill or no bill, it’s what the American people want.”

    Eff all politicians.

  35. That’s not to say it isn’t a big deal, but I always take a more skeptical view of things when there isn’t good information.

    This.

    Nurses/doctors are literally seeing the worst of it. And everyone knew that would be the bad part. But most of us out here, and just sitting in our house knowing ZERO people who have even tested positive. Or, my aunt’s sister works with someone who got it, kind of thing.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve heard bad things previously with flu outbreaks from docs and nurses.

  36. Also, from what I understand, certain hospitals are being stressed – because they’re the biggest. While other hospitals really have zero patients. I mean, if I came down with something serious, there are a few big name places that I’d prefer to go.

  37. What I’m saying, is a nurse in a crowded er has a ground level view of what is happening in front of her. And I’m not denying what she’s seeing. But, there is a lack of data.

  38. True. By the ER nurse view in downtown NYC, everything should be shut down until there are no more covid 19 cases.

    The ER nurse in Harlan Iowa has a different view. Both are correct, if they take only their view into consideration.

  39. Beaumont Hospitals are full, but I know from experience that they operate on a thin, thin margin. When my wife’s placenta was retained, they didn’t have an operating bed available. Regular early evening, nice part of Dearborn, no crisis.

    No beds.

  40. The fun thing is that I’ll have really good data around this in a few months.

    We do the billing and collecting for about 430 hospitals and what we’re actually seeing is a massive drop in demand. There might be increased demand for this specific thing, but overall demand is plummeting because anything deemed not necessary is being delayed.

    We also know that a bulge of pent up demand will occur based on the delays but that a good portion of the demand will simply go away.

  41. Also, 36 year old admonishing me to stay home because she doesn’t want to die, and go back to work quicker …

    It’s just hard for me to not comment, but I’m trying, because people are stupid.

    I’m avoiding all older people. They’re the ones in danger. If THEY go out, that’s on them.

  42. The “STAY HOME” social media shaming is of a piece with the anti-vax stuff from the “I luv science” community. It’s virtue-signalling from people who get a thrill out of agreeing with a stance, and no one is allowed to question the validity of the stance in any particular.

  43. /subscribes to leon’s newsletter

  44. A friend from back east apparently posted some whine about truckers, delivery drivers, and grocery clerks getting OT and extra $$ from some employers, but health care workers get nothing extra(!!!).

    Yeah dumbass. The former are going to extraordinary lengths for jobs that are normally low-risk and lower priority in the scheme of things, while the latter are doing the fucking job they signed up for.

  45. What is the stay home thing you guys are talking about?

  46. So … about those vents ….

    “worldwide 86% of covid 19 patients that go on a vent die. Seattle reporting 70%. Our hospital has had 5 deaths and one patient who was extubated. Extubation happens on day 10 per the Chinese and day 11 per Seattle. ”

    https://texags.com/forums/84/topics/3102444/1?fbclid=IwAR2Ezj2gCsfE3cZvmANTwNSIeThYN9r4iZATEndpeiwxWAqKu0yhwjuzfds#discussion

  47. I’m sort of glad we’re in the conversation about trade offs.

    The entire world is now saying that we can’t get back to normal because of the risk. Until the risk is fully gone, no one should do anything.

    But we make these trade offs everyday. Someone here used the example of speed limits the other day. We like to drive fast and a lot of accidents because of it. A speed limit of 20 would end that. Would we make the trade? Never.

    How many trannies have to die because they can’t get their life saving surgery before we realize that we have to get back to normal????

  48. We also know that a bulge of pent up demand will occur based on the delays but that a good portion of the demand will simply go away
    ————-
    A lot of stuff is benign and self corrects. More than half the stuff I see is form the so called worried well. We’re denying a shit ton of new referrals and basically becoming a fracture clinic. I’m worried a few of these kids I’m saying “Come back later” to have actual conditions that need treatment. In my niche it’s thankfully rare and the odds are in the kids and my favor but my job is to worry about shit like that.

  49. Yeah, this past few years working in healthcare has really been eye opening.

    There’s so much waste in everything, but it’s terrible in rev cycle.

    It’s basically a giant scam where the patient is always the sucker and the payor is always the winner.

  50. Car in, on Page 2 of that link, someone went through and clarified the acronyms for non-MDs.

    Thanks for that link – very scary! The medical college at Texas A&M was only a year old when I entered as a freshman in the fall of 1978 – it’s amazing to see how large it has grown.

  51. It’s scary but also … informative in a non-hysterical way. This is a serious thing for elderly and compromised people The health of the person, and the air quality has a lot to do with survival rate, it would seem.

    While I think our health system is better able to cope than many, there simply are some factors and realities here. You cannot prevent all deaths, especially in a pandemic. I don’t care how much you isolate. Given that this isn’t ebola … the course we’ve taken is very dangerous.

  52. You mean the course of isolation? Or the government getting a taste of true power? Because THAT is really scary to me.

  53. IMHO, we’ve handled this with the precision of a machete. Clumsy, government over-reach. The entire state of Michigan shut down … but if you look at counties that have ZERO cases, etc. Why not have different levels of “lockdown” depending on the outbreak? Cities hardest hit, obviously they have too many common points of possible spread.

    Counties out by me? We have ONE case in Lapeer. The UP has zero.

    control the hospitals and senior communities. Sick need to stay home (compromised).

    This sets a horrible precedent. How do we walk this back? The next time it happens? Or if it reappears next fall ?

  54. And, all of that ^^^^ is tied to the power aspect.

  55. Who is going to open their restaurant knowing the Gov’t can shut it down again in the fall?

  56. In the meantime, doctors and nurses have to waste their time with this …thing.

    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/03/26/how-low-will-lefties-go-thread-casts-serious-doubt-on-kathy-griffins-claim-hospital-couldnt-test-her-for-coronavirus/

  57. Ben
    Replying to @kathygriffin
    I bet if you were a celebrity you could of gotten tested

  58. Mel

    I’m sure she has tested positive for a few viruses but #COVID19 isn’t one of them.

  59. Guys, I have the Stupvid-19.

    I know because I’m here and hooked up to the internet.

  60. *looks at roamy’s day so far*

    YIKES, I hate seeing people klonking their heads.

  61. Went down the rabbit hole on one of the twitter links. Apparently some ER nurse is saying their line of defense is gone – y’all are on your own. Five people came in, most intubated – 4 died. Another responding shits gotten really in Philly.

    Mmkay. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. If you’re a shit hospital in a democrat utopian shithole, pretty sure shit is real every day. I’ve mentioned before that you do not want to go to a couple of St. Louis city’s hospitals….The Morgue, on a good day, is a pretty telling nickname.

    And then you see the comments blaming Trump and the republicans for people dropping dead.

  62. Gas is under $2.00 !

    That hasn’t happened since 2004.

  63. Beaumont Hospitals are full, but I know from experience that they operate on a thin, thin margin.

    My son was born at W. Beaumont, Royal Oak. They kept an eye on an operating room as my pushing wasn’t moving him (maybe if they helped me into another position, it might have rotated his head better). When a room became available after 2 hours of pushing, they raced me back there before it was taken.
    It’s literally a factory. Nice facility, great food, but like you said…thin margin.

  64. When the TP shortage started my spidey sense started going off for impending gas runs. I’ve seen gas shortages, ammo shortages and TP shortages in my lifetime. We’ve had 2 of 3 of them with this thing but it looks like we’re escaping the gas shortages for now.

  65. We do the billing and collecting for about 430 hospitals

    What are the job prospects for a middle aged biller/coder?

  66. I’m sure the Never Trump forces would love to have gas shortages to add to our misery. Maybe the Dem governors will force truckers driving gas trucks to have their temps checked several times a day to get things going.

  67. Went to Safeway this morning during “Geezer Hours”. No sugar, flour, eggs, frozen veggies, or Toilet Paper. I guess lot’s of folks are learning to bake…

  68. >>>I’m sure she has tested positive for a few viruses but #COVID19 isn’t one of them.

    BAHAHAHA!

  69. looks like we’re escaping the gas shortages for now.

    That’s because the Middle East doesn’t have us by the balls anymore, thanks fracking!

  70. We’re keeping MIL on lockdown. It sucks because she’s been getting depressed. We pulled her out of it before by getting on her other son’s behind to come see her more than 2 hours/month …and my nephew bringing the cutest baby ever over. Now we’re back to isolating her and it’s not yet warm enough for her to go out and sweep her patio and she doesn’t want to come up here to watch a movie.

  71. >>That’s because the Middle East doesn’t have us by the balls anymore, thanks fracking!

    No worries, Biden says he’s gonna end that.

  72. >>Went to Safeway this morning during “Geezer Hours”.

    ChrisP, you’re pretty close to Ground Zero, yes?
    The last two times I’ve been at the store, looks like those things are slowly starting to show back up/stabilize. (minus TP, you have to be there at the right place/right time to get any of it)

    If you’re desperate for potty paper, have Anita PM me on facechimp.

  73. I really dislike twitter. It’s like an entire army of my brothers. Concentrated a-holes.

  74. We have signs that say what we’re out of…browsers still come in to make sure we’re telling the truth. Assholes. They just want to kill time and talk on their phones. We are almost at the point of allowing 5 people in, 5 people out due to these assholes that are shopping for entertainment.

  75. 1917 is ok. Prefer Jojo Rabbit.

  76. Nancy Pelosi, 80 years young today

  77. *reading Car in’s link*

    — Day 10- Cytokine storm leading to acute ARDS and multiorgan failure. You can literally watch it happen in a matter of hours. —

    So it’s a ten day build up, or should I say ‘weakening’, before the final storm. And it seems you have to balance their hydration to keep their kidneys from failing, with not drowning them when the storm hits. ‘Keep them dry’. Yeesh.

  78. What are the job prospects for a middle aged biller/coder?
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    Pretty good actually. There’s a ton of uncertainty at the moment but I assume things will be back to normal in a few months.

    Our company sucks, though. We’re really just trying to sell it.

  79. Thanks MJ. I was going to sign up for a six month program at the local CC. Not sure if they will cancel the sign up again, at the end of April.

  80. Nancy Pelosi can GFH.

  81. Shit, niece’s bday is tomorrow and I forgot to send out her card today. So, I can either deliver her card in person, with chocolate, or email her a gift card for pizza.
    Maybe between storms (they’re supposed to start popping overnight), I can take MIL for a ride, and leave it on her doorstep.

    She doesn’t take stressful anything very well.

  82. OY, allergies are starting. Nose is sneezy and moving south.

  83. LOL at the videos that Italian mayors are broadcasting to their constituents that are flouting the quarantines.

    “Stop using walks for the dog as an excuse. The dogs are exhausted.”

    On women secretly making salon appointments:
    “You’re going to die all nicely waxed and pretty in the casket.”

    “I’ve been a runner for about 20 years, I know there’s only about 20 other runners in this city. Now you’re all marathoners?”

    They are screaming themselves red in the face and saying things that are soooo funny.

  84. Lauraw, I think there’s a KY mayor that is right up there with the Italians. (Ok, maybe not. His email is hilarious though. Dipshits and sensible people)

  85. This is one of the compilations, doesn’t have all the ones I referenced but the themes are similar.

  86. Hehe, saw this meme about dogs earlier. It had “WTF is a Corona” at the bottom instead.

  87. loud italians sound so menacing!

  88. One guy said, “The kids are all graduating now. We are getting information that they want to throw graduation parties. We will send armed police. With flamethrowers.” That guy wasn’t screaming though, he said it fucking deadpan, I’m dying.

  89. My homies in India are on full lockdown. You go outside without a pass and your ass gets beat.

  90. Great, now the actual doctors I know are posting anti trump memes, re: Fauci.

  91. We have 179 cases statewide, out of 3 million. And people want everything locked down tight, governor won’t do it at this time. Just restaurants, bars, (inside seating, can get takeout), spas, nail salons, etc.

    1 death.

  92. They don’t sound menacing to me, just exasperated to the bone.

    Another good one.

  93. Comment by lauraw on March 26, 2020 4:49 pm
    One guy said, “The kids are all graduating now. We are getting information that they want to throw graduation parties. We will send armed police. With flamethrowers.”

    Soon, speakeasies are going to crop up all over Italy.

  94. Oso will get a kick out of this good doggie:

    https://tinyurl.com/wvxbgnd

  95. And I finally agree with one of Ted Lieu’s positions

    Screw the cruise lines. They are registered in another country to avoid taxes, so why would we bail them out?

  96. Curly Neal of the Harlem Globetrotters passed away.

  97. The county put out a map of Covid-19 cases. The nearest little village to us is called Graham. It has a Post Office, Safeway, a couple restaurants and gas stations. Also three co-located schools.
    There are 5 confirmed cases in Graham…

  98. My friend Andrea works at the Lapeer hospital. They haven’t had a single person come in with covid19. population density. Highly urban areas are crushed, so they need to figure this out.

  99. Pups, Go Bucks. TiFW, Rolo is adorable. We’re still working, so MA isn’t in danger of breaking her tail. 🤪

  100. Case in an employee at the gas station/convenience store a mile away from us.We told the boys no stopping in for pizza slices like they’re used to doing at least once a day last week. They bitched about how awful life was because of quarantine.

  101. Your grandparents were asked to fight in a war, you are being asked to sit on the couch.

  102. It is all so stupid. I drove around town today and 9 out of 10 businesses are still open in some form or another. All the screeching on the interwebs right now is horrific, if you are anti-cancel everything then you are pro-dead grandparents.

  103. https://tinyurl.com/syybv4z

  104. >>LOL at the videos that Italian mayors are broadcasting to their constituents that are flouting the quarantines.

    During the plague, some cities in Italy would just brick the afflicted up in their homes til they died.

  105. Italians love brick.

  106. Heard a blurb of Ben Shapiro’s radio show. He was saying how Cuomo is out there saying he’s got everything he needs for now….and then when I go to youtubes for various news outlet headlines…MSDNC is all, “CORONAVIRUS CASES OVERWHELM NEW YORK CITY HOSPITALS”. Um, didn’t Trump give them the ability to set up for 10k, somewhere?

    Then he talks about how Sweden is following less restrictive protocols – younger kids still in school, universities closed, businesses who can, shutter for a couple of weeks, social distancing, etc….and yet their case load, not so much. Also Yerps are starting to talk about the death rates aren’t as high as expected/predicted.

  107. Went into Walmart this afternoon to get treats for niece’s bday. Most of the shelves are looking somewhat normal. Except the paper aisle. It’s filled with Easter baskets.

  108. OMG, pups, that is hysterical. Maybe a thicker plastic, like one of those 6qt Ikea freezer bags would work better. People are dippy.

  109. Most of everything is closed in Lapeer. We have one case.

  110. Well, Tucker is all in on drama.

  111. They are showing hospital workers wearing garbage bags. Refrigerated truck to hold the bodies.

  112. Yea, overwhelmed hospitals are overwhelmed.didnt we know this was coming? Empty hospitals are empty.

  113. Stay safe and stay healthy during this time of insane media manipulation, snausages!

  114. https://tinyurl.com/vube62x

  115. things must be really bad in CT

  116. >>My homies in India are on full lockdown.

    One of Mr. B’s Indian homie’s entire apartment block is on lockdown. Someone on an upper floor tested positive. They have been ordered to stay. I’m guessing if anyone needs anything…like food…they have to have someone drop it off at the door.

  117. Overwhelmed hospitals are overwhelmed and overwhelmed shit hospitals in shit neighborhoods are going to be worse. People fall over and die waiting in those hospitals on good days. As in little to no triage.

  118. Top headline from the oldest newspaper in America

    “Gov. Ned Lamont is seeking a presidential major disaster declaration for all of Connecticut due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed at least 21 people in the state”

    21 people.

    They probably killed a couple hundred babies last week.

  119. To be fair, they would count them if they could.

  120. Looks like fake news to me.

  121. but sheltering in place bends the curve so hospitals don’t get overwhelmed. Wait Denver is a hotspot! it must be working! the hospitals are not overwhelmed! never mind over a million people have lost their jobs. because 30!!!! people have died!!!!111eleven

  122. Dusty experienced remarkable phenomena.


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