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17 March 2020



A novel idea,,,,,
"A Colorado sheriff’s office has responded to the coronavirus outbreak with a tongue-in-cheek Facebook post asking criminals to stop their unlawful antics until further notice.

"We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in halting crime and thank criminals in advance," says the post that was written Monday by the Logan County Sheriff's Office. "We will update you when you can return to your normal criminal behavior."

Bill Tozer


And there is the County Sherriffs Office in Tennessee (or Idaho or somewhere) that has posted that they will test all meth for Coronavirus for free! Just bring the baggies in to our local office for testing. A public service announcement. :)

Better than posting up signs declaring this or that place is a ‘Coronavirus Free Zone’.

Ateeq Ahmad

Sir, you are wrong on so many counts. However, I am so delighted that you have so much fire in you! I have adored you for too long to let facts come in the way of my affection towards you.

I know Joe Koyote

Warning! Warning! Red Alert. Imposter! Impostor at 1 o’clock.

I know Ateeq Ahmad and he is a Russian bot. Danger Will Robertson, danger.

George Rebane

Ateeq 106pm - Good to hear from you again Ateeq, I hope all is well with you and your family in these trying times. I sincerely await your explanation and expansion of the corrections to my many errors. As you recall, I am the eternal student.


Someone needs to change the air in that basement.


Fascist Frisco gets some push back.
"“All of a sudden we are supposed to accept 24-hour curfews ‘for your own safety’ from people who order the police to stand down when Antifa & friends beat the hell out of taxpayers; people who refuse to enforce laws they don’t like (death penalty, bail, property crimes)?” she continued.

“City leaders who literally give wanted alien criminals a public heads up when ICE is about to conduct raids are now telling me what’s best, declaring a death penalty for businesses, no hearings or due process?! Forgive me if I don’t fall right into line with the fascism which seems awfully situational,” Dhillon wrote.

Dhillon argued the recommendations for senior citizens to stay inside “seemed reasonable,” but, “Liberal city leaders decided to seize the opportunity and throw the whole economy into a tailspin as collateral damage but don’t worry — we’ll soon have a government sponsored bailout for favored groups soon, funded with a tax increase crammed down the throats of the dwindling number of taxpayers.” "


re: Captain Trips.

Grocery stores appeared to be pretty well stocked, although toilet paper appears gone. Grocery Outlet has cheap-ass paper towels that can be repurposed for your TP needs, so good on 'em. No rice/beans/flour but everything else seems available.

Speaking of Grocery Outlet. Crowds of people, no masks or gloves or customer accessible sanitizers (bring your own, especially for cart handles. You don't want to see the studies on those). Plenty o' HH denizens and the like.

Strong suggestion from here on out. Go when they just open. The store is a godsend in some ways but has a lot of infection opportunities right now.

Bill Tozer

Got a panic e-mail yesterday. Somehow the ‘shelter in place’ command to the 6 Bay Area counties yesterday got confused with everywhere in the State. Might be a dry run. You know, they are all in this together. Police State....something the Feds are barred from doing and cannot do even if they wanted to. Has to come from our State and local leaders....’Police State enforces Shelter in Place”

I replied that it’s only guidelines for our area and they won’t give them a ticket for driving to the store to do shopping and such....for now. Also, sent the Chronicle link, thank you Fish or Scenes. :).

Martial Law from the Governor? Curfews? Boy, that would be like sneaking out of my bedroom window at night when I was in jr. high. Sneaking out on a midnight run. Look both ways if you got your headlights out. How exciting.
It could be worse. You could be a conservative Podcaster in NewYork City babysitting your parent’s dog in your very expensive tiny tiny apartment. Bachelor Pad, aka, The Freedom Hut.




Instapundit......doing the heavy lifting so you don’t have to!

SURELY A PRESIDENT WOULDN’T GOLF DURING A HEALTH EMERGENCY, RIGHT? FLASHBACK: Obama Played Golf the Same Day His Administration Declared H1N1 a Public Health Emergency.


Bill Tozer

News from greater Penntucky area:
The new Dollar General has been restocked since Sun late afternoon...and the PV Hardware Store will give you free curbside deliver for purchases of 50 bucks or more and $5 UCLA for curbside delivery of orders of under 50 smackers. Think there is a 65 and older discount.

I could not believe it that between the time I went to DG on my run into the fine mist virus air and came home to realize I forgot an item much more important than TP (coffee), and drove back out immediately, they had already restocked the sections I had just been an hour previously. Saw a meme that reads, “Psssst. Good ole Dollar General has TP”.

In other Penntucky news, the local branch of WellsFargo is closing in June. Unrelated to the Pandemic.

Scenes: Thanks for the GV Burger Basin report. Yep, haven’t ventured up there yet....I be Good for a couple more days before I make the big “in town” shopping run “up the hill”. Big store country.




You'd better order your Chinese plastic stuff now before they run out.

Bill Tozer

And news from beautiful downtown Nevada City?


Note to the ill prepared left.. Toilet paper is two sided.


When the outbreak was first detected at the start of 2015, there were immediate calls from public health experts for Pence to lift the ban on syringe exchanges to stop the spread of the disease, but he held off, remaining morally opposed to needle exchanges despite a wealth of evidence that such practices do not encourage more drug use, and successfully curb the spread of HIV.

Pence instead told people he was going to pray on what to do. By the time he finally signed an executive order in March allowing a needle exchange in Scott county, where Austin is located, weeks had passed and dozens of more cases had been confirmed.

Scott O

D(uh) 3:59 - So Pence is responsible for people that choose to pass their diseases around?
It's surely a most amazing thing that only conservatives are responsible for everything bad.
Say - when do I get the taxpayers to pony up for something I want to do illegally?

Don Bessee

????? @359 ??????



Didn't encourage more drug use? That sure has been proven to be a load of DEM donkey shit. I give you every LIB run city.
Then decriminalizing drug use (another great Proggy idea) added to the problem.


Posted by: Scott O | 17 March 2020 at 04:33 PM

D(uh) 3:59 - So Pence is responsible for people that choose to pass their diseases around?

If he was honest I think he'd have to admit that it was the fact that Pence prayed about what to do is what upset him. If Pence wasn't a particularly religious democrat and instead appointed a "Blue Ribbon Committee" or "Intergovernmental Task Force" that came to the same conclusion in the same amount of time he would have been fine with it!

It's very important to hate the proper people when you're a member in good standing of the progressive left !


You can certainly see why people are interested in buying guns and ammo.


Steven Frisch



"You never let a serious crisis go to waste", eh, Steve?

Barry Pruett

Gregory 👍


Gregory: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste", eh, Steve?

Well, heck yeah. Anyone who will wage a civil war over open borders and men in dresses would certainly use an epidemic to win an election.

Honestly, you're kind of screwed in cases like this. The government is ponderous, and it's never clear what to do in any case. If you're successful, it looks like too much action was taken for a nothingburger. If not, you killed my grandma!

Truth is, in a shrinking economy of this type (rightsizing?), maybe there won't be as much room for useless non-profit organizations, especially the report generatin' kind. People might have to find worthwhile professions in a more serious world.

If this is really big, an awful lot of societal cruft is going to get jettisoned. It's a worrying thing which might result in lashing out on local blogs so I try to have an understanding viewpoint.


Steve @ 7:04, not much 'there' there. Maybe if you guys didn't start a pissing contest every time you think you can score on Trump, the discourse might calm down some.

And while we're at it, you would be doing what exactly different? No travel ban? No social distancing? No questions asked ahead of a meaningless test? What?

Bill Tozer

Semper Fi


Bill Tozer

Might be a good time to be homeless. Shelter in Place does not apply to the less fortunate among us.

What Happens When Coronavirus Hits The Homeless Camps In California?

“As six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have issued shelter-in-place orders (from which the homeless are exempt), the effort to find permanent solutions for a pandemic reaching the homeless remains wanting. Thirty homeless people in San Francisco are being tested for the illness.

Two of the three states most affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are Washington and California, both notorious for intractable homelessness. The authorities are worried the pandemic might get out of hand once COVID-19 makes it into homeless encampments. San Jose Mercury News summarized:

If they are infected, homeless people face a higher risk of getting very sick from the disease, experts say. They tend to be older, and their immune systems already may be compromised by other chronic illnesses, drug or alcohol use, and the harsh realities of street living.“



Apparently the guy has the legal chops.......

DEFINING PROSECUTORIAL OVERREACH UP: Unhinged MSNBC Legal Analyst Claims Trump May Be Guilty of ‘Negligent Homicide’ for Coronavirus Response.

......but at the end of the day I suspect he will just be another toying with the notion of a congressional run and wants some free press.



Posted by: Bill Tozer | 18 March 2020 at 10:47 AM

Might be a good time to be homeless. Shelter in Place does not apply to the less fortunate among us.

The "world" is their shelter Bill! Had the distinct displeasure of spending some time near Sutter hospital in downtown Sac yesterday while middle daughter took a trip through the MRI tube. Urban camper #1 hit me up for change. When I declined he turned and proudly displayed a two weeks worth skid mark along the the area where one might expect to see two weeks worth of skid mark! Had money for smokes though. Urban campers #2 & #3 were good enough to cover themselves with sleeping bags while they shot up across the street from McD's as well.......hey guys.....we could see what you were up to!

Why bother covering up? Sac PD isn't going to do anything.


It occurred to me that as US cities start to rhyme with those in India, what with the squalor and all, that the homeless are simply our version of the cow.

No one much takes care of them but there's a kind of holiness around the concept. You daren't try to get rid of them. Pretty soon the locals will start decorating them for festivals.


Posted by: scenes | 18 March 2020 at 12:49 PM

I will now defend the noble cow!


The cow is an attractive animal with beautiful eyes and provides delicious beefsteak, milk (eventually cheese) and only mildly offensive (and still beneficial) leavings.

The Urban camping set share none of these attributes!

George Rebane

fish 103pm - Not so fast Mr fish; there's a lot to be said for Mr scenes insight. We have to remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and progressives have demonstrated themselves to have some real weird 'eyes'.


I'm serious as a heart attack.

I wouldn't doubt for a second that when the Blue Mob hands over a dollar for drug money their brains get the same endorphin rush as someone in India putting a flower wreath on a semi-starving cow. You could probably see it on some sort of brain scan.

The idea is that this small offering will be repaid you in double karma points. The fact that it makes a city unlivable is besides the point.

Rev. Billy Bob

Given the ecological, economic, and health crises we now face, do you suppose that God is punishing humanity for allowing the immoral Donald Trump to become the most powerful man on Earth? Didn't idolatry bring about the great flood and the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah?


Posted by: Rev. Billy Bob | 18 March 2020 at 01:17 PM


Worst troll ever.

Bill Tozer

Do not dis the Scared Cow! Pay it forward. Random acts of kindness and all that. Boy, when I was a bum, my kind were never elevated to this Blue Mob status. The tramps are now the “Untouchables”. Go figure. Well, I should have got a heads up when Fried Green Tomatoes portrayed the train tramp in the most sympathetic light.

I am confused. First, the Libs were waiting for all us old dinosaurs to quickly die off and then the world would become their oyster. Then a pandemic comes along and they are showering us with attention, special hours at the Big Boxes, neighbors checking in to see if we need anything, and an apparent concern for our well being. Weird times, bro. Most unexpected. Most unusual.

I sure the concern will pass and we will revert back to bitter clingers and racist Dregs of Society in due time.

Word of caution. Don’t wear your MAGA cap out in public. The public is stressed enough already. Safety first. :)

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe is the gift that keeps on giving -




Posted by: Don Bessee | 18 March 2020 at 01:40 PM

Reminds me of this.......

Confused Biden Announces He Is Dropping Out Of Race, Endorses Joe Biden

GaffeMaster Flash....always three steps behind.


Bill Tozer

Re: update; “Correlation of the nation's blue concentrations with the incidence of Covid19 was pointed out in a reader's correspondence. Apparently no one in the media has yet to make the connection.”

I just liked that post, nothing to comment on it that we are not already thinking. :).
The Dems are doomed now. Trump took a page out straight out of the Liberal playbook and offered cash to everybody. Who can complete with that? We all know that answer. Nobody can compete with that. Bernie said he would give out $2,000 a head, and Trump will match and beat it! Oh, he is a bad conservative. Bad.

The Dems are doomed. Trump just beat them at their own game and took away all their thunder and only weapon they had. It’s only money.

Sad day for the Little Miss Sunshine Group. Greta had to call off some big Save the Planet March because of the strain of Swine Flu. I remember well the Hong Kong flu. All us kids caught in. Anyway.......never get tired of winning! Opps, me bad. Who can think of politics in a moment like this??


When did Col. Sanders get elected?
"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday burst out in profanity when asked about the future of his flailing presidential campaign, telling CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju: “I’m dealing with a fucking global crisis.”

“Right now I’m trying to do my best to make sure that we don’t have an economic meltdown and that people don’t die,” "

Can any of the TROLLS say just what crazy Bernie has been doing?( other than losing)

Bill Tozer

Hey Reverend Billy Bob! Got just one word for you, maybe two:



So Herr Himmler is knitting a new sock.

Bill Tozer

What’s wrong with bringing back Mr. Bleach? A cute fellow that was to make skin popping safe from AIDS. He kind of looked like a much thinner version of the Pillsbury Dough Bot and Casper the Friendly Ghost.

I remember when the blood supply got tainted. Knew a dearly departed in GV that caught Hep C from a blood infusion for his heart or some serious ailment. Made him ineligible for organ transplant. He asked, “why didn’t they just give him a bullet?”

Go ahead D and defend sodomy as a good hill to die on. This is the year 2020. Keep up with the times. Besides, we all read AOC’s tweet about Pence and Indiana HIV in 1990.....weeks ago, silly. Yep, the headlines and media were full of stories about the gay plague in the 80’s. They say that AIDS blew the Herbes epidemic right off the front pages and destined it to dustbin of history. It’s just a cold sore..

Now we have COVID blow everything off the front pages, including AIDS and the 6,000 who have died this year worldwide from the normal flu. It’s still flu season, but who would know?

Thus sayeth the very Reverend Parson Billy Boy...who has a cure to sell ya.


Rumor has it, that each person will get $1000,or $2000, depending on what you read.
Better turn yours down LIBS,, it's coming from Trump.(naaa,, not happening.. It's easier to complain)


A predictable problem. Evidently large city folk have been arriving en masse in small Australian towns to buy all the food.


There are obvious lessons here, always a useful thing.


Trump has failed since the beginning of his administration as Politco reports here.



Walt you sound like you are greedily awaiting your welfare check. Look out. You might be mistaken for a lib.


No problem, he'll just come and get 30% of yours.



" as Politco reports here."

lmfao. You must be new around here.


So "d",,, how many socks you going to use?

Bill Tozer

Scenes, you silver tongued devil you.

@ 3:09 pm. “Even the vegans can’t get meat...er.....meat substitutes” Lol.
@ 3:10 pm “lmfao. You must be new around here.”

Looks like the more things change, the more they stay the same. Daily game of ‘Pick a card, any card’


TDS is progressive and incurable. Kinda puts the China flue in perspective. At least The Pandemic will be over in 18 months or so. We should be so lucky with TDS and Christian bashing, as I remain much less optimistic in regards to that resolution. The ain’t no cure for the Summertime Blues.

Bill Tozer

Correction to 3:41 pm.
Vegans can’t get meat....should be @2:29 pm, not 3:09 pm. I blame Trump.

Now, off to fire up the chainsaw and make a humongous burn pile. Never let a good crisis go to waste.


Was out and about,,and most of the good stuff is still on the shelves. You hoarders are going to be sick and tired of rice and beans by Fri. How come you left the decorative tissue paper? Afraid of a tinge of green or blue on that brown eye?

You know city water is safe to drink? But HEY!!,, if you like paying big for the same stuff put in a plastic container,, who am I to judge....


Where did D- go? DO point out just how bad Trump has done these last three years. Can Ya'? Gotta have fake news do the talking for you?
Now remember,, You LIBS were more concerned with impeaching Trump than a few sick people flying in from China. Yet the very same pissed and moaned that Trump was being a racist for restricting travel while the trial was going on..
Come on D-,, show us your smarts.(good luck with that)


Can you say "favipiravir" five times fast?


If I had a time machine I'd travel back just a bit and buy all the Fujifilm Toyama stock I could afford... and more toilet paper.

Don Bessee

The problem is going to be self entitled millennials at spring brake and idiots like this -



George Rebane

Sackhead D will never know that at least half the country recognizes the good job Trump has been doing with the economy, foreign policy, and now the pandemic. However, the rest of us do recognize that D has a lot of comrades.


See? put them on the hot seat,, and the likes of D- slither back under the rock.

Look at the bright side D-,, you got your crashed economy you and the LIBS had wet dreams about. Too bad you can't pin it to Trump.

Bill Tozer

Pin the blame on Pence now that the Govs of Blue Wet Dream CA and the Blue Wet Dream Empire State of NY have praised Trump’s proactive and response to the Great Plague of of 2020. Sang his praises to the high heavens. Thank you President Trump.

Heard more than one virus super duper expert from several quarters across the globe that they have never seen a government assemble such a great and impeccable team that Trump has gathered together in their lifetimes. Praise, praise praise....and yes, people will die.

Hey D, pull my finger. You should recognize the scent...except not as strong as the stench emitted from your diapers. Is that smoke I see coming out your ears, or is that Wile E. Coyote? Hard to tell at times.

Now, sing it with me brother for old times. Whoopi, we are all doing to die....not soon enough for some. :)



That's good news on the potential flu drug.

Did I hear on the KNCO news that a big supplier (biggest?) for SPD blew them off? Nice. Pretty darned empty there although you could still put together reasonable buys. It's interesting to see what products people really go for when they're stirred up a bit.

In other news, a coupla month old clip that I hadn't seen. Perfect.



This proves the genius of designing a virus targeted at elderly people.



The TROLLS are so quiet,, you would think they have the Kung Flu. Day three of a rice and/or bean diet. Now do you have those catalytic converters installed properly? That's going to produce some greenhouse gases of epic proportions.


Another LIB rag goes tits up.
RIP Sacramento News&review.


scenes 620pm

That's normal for the annual collegiate Pon farr mating ritual. Can't be helped unless there's a fight to the death as a distraction.


The college boys will be sure to be telling the women,, "I have the vaccine right here!!"

Don Bessee

Ya sure its all Trump fault for saying Chinese virus, just the facts ma'am it is the chi coms who screwed the world -

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now haunted by a tweet it sent earlier this year when it cited Chinese health officials who claimed there had been no human transmissions of the novel coronavirus within the country yet.

The Jan. 14 tweet came less than two months before WHO declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic.

"Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China," the organization had said.

It also relied on information from Chinese health authorities who have been accused of obscuring facts and figures during the course of the outbreak.

The Chinese government reportedly knew the disease was spreading before the tweet was sent, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times' China correspondent, Amy Quin, said Tuesday on Twitter that the country had begun expelling American journalists.

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan drew attention to Quin's story on social media the next day and went on to criticize the Chinese government for instituting a cover-up, and failing to deliver life-saving information to the public.

"Terrible. We desperately need accurate reporting from China," he tweeted. "The pandemic originated in Wuhan & was initially covered up by Chinese authorities. University of Southampton study found there would have been a 95 % REDUCTION in cases & less spread if Beijing intervened 3 wks sooner."

"The world is directly affected by China’s domestic governance," he added."The suppression of doctors sounding the alarm, censoring of public health info online and now the expulsion of the journalists who are working to reveal what happened in the crucial early days of this pandemic."



Don Bessee

The chi coms love hearing their lapdogs slavishly following orders -

Tucker: China knows 'wokeness is our Achilles' heel' and media is happy to oblige them



Don Bessee

Tru dat -



Don Bessee

The worm turns -

Why some Democrats worry the coronavirus could help Trump win reelection
By David Siders
PoliticoMarch 17, 2020, 9:11 PM PDT



Bill Tozer

Let’s see what Punchy’s doll has to say. Haven’t heard from the spirited blonde in awhile.

Oh my. Now she is bashing China instead of Trump! Mercy. Great links. Do you remember way back when, all the way back to years to 2017? The Punchy doll does, man does she ever. She is sooo lifelike. Someone to pass the time with when hunkering down.


Liked this link contained in the above.

Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?
Hundreds there have already died of a new bird flu, putting world health authorities on high alert


Now Ann is pissed that Trump used Kung Flu today, cause she had already wrote that in her column this morning. Drats. Damn Trump stole her line. Boy, is Punchy’s doll ever an attention whore. I can see now why Punchy was attracted to her. Birds of a feather and all dat. :). Need a hug?


This just feeds my own preconceptions, but I can't say that I'm surprised..


it just rhymes with this


Don Bessee

Hey this one is worthy of the pony tail of ignorance posting before the correction! LOL -

The Washington Post was forced to issue a correction after columnist Jennifer Rubin attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for allegedly not rushing to pass financial aid during the national coronavirus emergency.

In a column published Tuesday that trashed President Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the self-described "conservative blogger" took a swipe at McConnell, comparing him to a sloth for his inaction on a relief package.

"Finally, the Republican-led Senate is fiddling while Rome burns. The failure to take an immediate vote on the House's relief package last week was emblematic of the sloth and irresponsibility of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell," Rubin wrote.

However, Rubin's characterization of McConnell turned out not to be accurate.

The Post explained in a correction at the top of Rubin's column the next day.
"An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delayed a vote on the House’s coronavirus relief package. In fact, McConnell vowed to move at 'warp speed' on the bill and it was only delayed due to a demand from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for an amendment on the bill. This version has been updated," the correction read.




Steven Frisch

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste", eh, Steve?"--Greg G'night

"Correlation of the nation's blue concentrations with the incidence of Covid19 was pointed out in a reader's correspondence. Apparently no one in the media has yet to make the connection."--George Rebane

Bill Tozer

Democrat Dark Money Groups To Spend Millions Politicizing Wuhan Flu

“Crises like this one should be a time for national unity, and instead, this large left-wing dark money group is taking advantage of the coronavirus to score cheap political points against the president,” Adam Laxatal, outside counsel of Americans For Public Trust, told The Federalist.

Laxatal said that while the White House is busy trying to secure financial support for Americans and small businesses, these Democrat groups are secretly spending millions of dollars in political campaigns.”


Bill Tozer

Re: The Art Community takes a hit.


Re: Essential Service to remain operating.


From the Russian bots



To go with the ball Mr. Frisch so kindly handed off:

""Correlation of the nation's blue concentrations with the incidence of Covid19 was pointed out in a reader's correspondence. Apparently no one in the media has yet to make the connection."--George Rebane"

What are the more obvious connections. More immigrants? Especially the unintegrated variety that keep closer ties with foreign countries? Probably. Higher density of people? More public transit? Cultures with multi-generational households (ie. not Anglos). Dunno on all these until I saw better numbers on cases per million.

On the face of it, the yoeman farmer ideal doesn't seem like such a bad notion. The future of uninfected America is in BF Egypt along with all those silly rubes. No $6 coffee and no one will pay you to write reports, but being useful has it's own rewards.

Bill Tozer

Morning Scenes.

“On the face of it, the yoeman farmer ideal doesn't seem like such a bad notion.”
Yeoman: A Yoeman was a property owner but beneth a gentleman in a social rank.
Well, that pretty much describes at lot of folks around here.

Point to be made. Marijuana business. Stories are coming out about folks panic buying TP, hand sanitizer, guns, and marijuana. This morn there is a story about Michigan loosening the rules of its pot shops (because of the Chinese Flu) to temporarily allow curbside service to the consumers.

With that in mind, good thing we have 2-3,000 growers here. Because someone put a gun to their heads and forced them to sell the lion’s share of the harvest out of state (they blame regs, $, and taxes on the County for not going legit), I think our local economy will hum along with all those green back a dollars rolling it from out of state.
Remember, the purpose of the local herb industry is to make sure the stores and streets of our Nevada City merchants do not roll up the sidewalks, shutter the doors, and turn into a dying town. Like the lottery, our schools win too!

That theory will be put to the test. We do have local deliveries already up and running before The Plague.. “Da Plague, da plague! Look Boss, the Plague!” I miss Tatoo.

Last thought on the stress small businesses here are under. Just last fall we had the Turkey Day power shut-offs looming after intermittent days of no power. Cancel Christmas?? So, the local merchants had to go out and buy generators at their peak gouging price to get their stores open....some had to borrow heavily on top of loss of revenue. Now the Plague. Looks like the Plague shutdown will not be over in a week or two. Consider it as a long blackout.

One superstition I have is never ask “What could be worse?” Sometimes that question is answered in hours or the next afternoon. Usually, something added to the mix...something bad like a car accident when you are coming back for the ER all bandaged up. So, l won’t ask what could be worse, but I will ask, “What is the next shoe to drop.”

Imagine a run on Bessee Blunts, roflmao. (I know Don, it ain’t funny when it’s your ox being gored.)

Bill Tozer

Well, in these uncertain times, I am glad out media has got its priorities straight.

The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus’

The mainstream media’s ranks are populated by biased hacks who don’t care half as much about reporting accurately on the Wuhan coronavirus as they care about making Trump seem like a racist



Posted by: Bill Tozer | 19 March 2020 at 09:12 AM

The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves......

So Tuesday then.....

Bill Tozer


“One welcome byproduct of the COVID 19 crisis is that we are getting some blessed relief from the ministrations of St. Greta of Thunberg, which rather puts things in perspective: How can we possibly be navigating this crisis without the advice and counsel of Time magazine’s most recent Person of the Year? It’s almost as though when something serious comes along, as opposed to the climate change whim-wham, adults recognize that listening to a teenager is stupid.”



"It is the latest tranche of newbies who have had their ‘gun epiphanies’ by the tens (hundreds?) of thousands. The feds confirm this through the surge in background checks, and the dealers confirm it by reporting that these desperate buyers will take any available gun with any kind of ammo that fits."

"....desperate buyers will take any available gun with any kind of ammo that fits".

That's just sad! Poor bastages walking out with a .380 Bersa rat gun! That said.....I think gun control is a dead letter for the foreseeable future!

Bill Tozer

"....desperate buyers will take any available gun with any kind of ammo that fits".

Sad but true. Heard a story of a woman in the buying panic bought a used gun in Florida or there abouts.. What she bought is a hand held grenade launcher. Not literally, but call a spade a spade. She doesn’t need that kind of firepower. Fortunately most most dealers are ethical and would have not sold her that gun which was wrong for her needs. A smaller sidearm would have been just fine. Haste makes waste.

George Rebane

Lamestream journalists embarrassed?? Come now my good man. Quoting from the venerable archives of Rebane Doctrine - 'An embarrassed lamestream journalist you see? Now that never was, and never shall be.'


Posted by: Bill Tozer | 19 March 2020 at 09:56 AM

Sad but true. Heard a story of a woman in the buying panic bought a used gun in Florida or there abouts.. What she bought is a hand held grenade launcher.....

I don't know Bill.....It is Florida after all....home of the legendary "Florida Man"! Maybe a grenade launcher is just what she needs!


re: grenade launchers.

Since she probably bought the old-school variety, I went shopping for a way to make it standalone.



Even if it makes no sense, it'll give an intruder some pause.

re: Embarrassed journalists? Impossible in an era of click-bait. Without sounding like Ed Anger at the Weekly World News (which was partly written by Kathy Shaidle oddly enough) you won't keep a job. In any case, they are trending younger and lower paid over time... and it shows.


re: grenade launchers.

Since she probably bought the old-school variety, I went shopping for a way to make it standalone.



Even if it makes no sense, it'll give an intruder some pause.

re: Embarrassed journalists? Impossible in an era of click-bait. Without sounding like Ed Anger at the Weekly World News (which was partly written by Kathy Shaidle oddly enough) you won't keep a job. In any case, they are trending younger and lower paid over time... and it shows.

Bill Tozer

“Even if it makes no sense, it'll give an intruder some pause.”

Think Fish maybe correct. Kinda hard telling from here what her needs actually are. In fact, darn near impossible with all this social distancing going on.

Wonder how this will affect Common Core? Children gathering together to group solve a problem. Seems like not keeping a safe distance from others. Asking for a friend.

Gotta feel sorry for all those sudden homeschool moms out there. Time with the kids ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Makes for a stressful day and has lead many a fine righteous mother to consume mass quantities of wine.





Ya' know,, they DO make rounds for that, that she can actually use. From sandbag and rubber balls, to star shells.(outdoor use ONLY) Smoke in many colors.
Immagin getting hit with one of those "less than lethal"
at close range.

Care to go shopping?



My strong guess is that an M203 is Title II.

Maybe they sold her a potato cannon. or something sold to the cops during one of those silly buybacks.



Posted by: scenes | 19 March 2020 at 12:31 PM

...or something sold to the cops during one of those silly buybacks.

You just know that some smart ass snookered the Oakland PD (although the patch might have been SF) for a $250 gift card with that piece of wood, black pipe and electric tape just so Libby Schaaf could go forth and claim she was getting guns off the streets!


Posted by: Bill Tozer | 19 March 2020 at 11:54 AM

Thanks Bill....that first one made me laugh out loud! Rest assured that it will be making the rounds!

Bill Tozer

Re: Homeschooling in the Age of the Plague.

You know, suppose you already homeschool your weird named kids. Suppose you live in the boonies and are used to waiting in the library or library parking lot while your weird named kids are doing their homework.

Suppose you live in town and your weird named kids are home for weeks and are driving you crazy. So, how about a walk to the park for a nice family time and enjoy some fresh air and get some exercise. Clean fun, just what the doctor ordered.

Surprise, surprise, surprise! All libraries are closed and now you can’t go into the parks! Which is why I never ask, “What else could go wrong?”

But, if I were inclined ask the forbidden question, I would say (hypothetically) that people are going to really start bugging out soon and start doing and saying all sorts of crazy shit. I point to Mary Wannbee’s previous comment this fine morning. I rest my case.


There is nothing the Orange Man cannot do!


Seriously, that would be pretty cool if it helps people.

George Rebane

scenes 213pm - please repost this under 'Testing ...' where the news was first reported here. Thanks.

Robert Cross

Speaking of taking advantage of a crisis, Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions.

Way to go Richard, you beat the crash... probably because you had inside information. What about day traders like Bessie who used to constantly use the Dow as the only indicator of Trump's success? How is your portfolio doing there Bessie?


Posted by: Robert Cross | 19 March 2020 at 04:20 PM

You should call the FBI Bertie!



"You should call the FBI Bertie!" Why? AG Barr will just let him off the hook with some bull crap about executive privilege and if not Trumpler would pardon him anyway. In case you are unable to ascertain it, that's what happens in banana republics.

Roe Roe Roe your boat fishy..think about me and roe away.


Posted by: bertie | 19 March 2020 at 05:25 PM

Well if you think this is whats going to happen why bother whining about it? Jeez.....you're such a girl!


AAAwwwww Babs is buttsore. That was BEFORE any real cause for alarm was even called for. Even by your Proggy pals. Remember? YOU don't yell "FIRE!!!" in a crowded theater.
Back THEN Trump was taking heat for what he WAS doing.

So smartass,, what would you have done at the time?

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