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17 March 2020



One thing is for sure, Ginsburg needs to be in a bubble.


re: 'Ordering out from restaurants' in the (no doubt) long forgotten OP.

You can imagine the destruction in that business. Not only will the restaurants that are on the verge financially shut down, but people will probably get used to not eating out. I can't say there's any point, the likelihood of getting a better meal commercially than I can make at home is darned small. I figure roughly a 4:1 mark up (before tip and drink) on using (probably) much better materials in my own kitchen. YMMV.

On another matter, I wonder how long until people suggest that we have the virus administered to us in a controlled fashion. It's certainly one way to flatten the curve since a lot of this is all about controlling hospital admissions.

Helluva thing having the world come to an end, at least for now, because some Chinese bio-warfare lab is selling bats out the back door or a meat vendor in Hunan is selling God-knows-what.

Bushmeat - It's whats for dinner.

Bill Tozer

Buck Sexton sez:

“There is a strong correlation right now between journalists who falsely claimed for 3 years that Trump was “doing Putin’s bidding”

And those who are now doing Xi Jinping’s bidding by spreading covid-19 propaganda on behalf of Beijing”

Buck Sexton
Regardless of party, any office holder or official who used classified, insider government knowledge about this pandemic to play the stock market and enrich themself (or save their fortune) while the public was still being told to “invest in America” deserves severe punishment
And more


Personally, I always felt Bob Burr was not the sharpest tool in the shed. The followup questions he did not ask during countless hearings convinced me of that. Questions that Trey Gowdy, Jim Jordan or Nunnes would ask...or even this humble commentator.


Will the VERY pretty Gavin Nuisance issue a "Stay in your own damned county" order next?

The TROLLS will get real testy over the next few days.

Bill Tozer

re: 'Ordering out from restaurants' in the (no doubt) long forgotten OP

I would not mind ordering takeout on phone, pay on-line, get an ETA when ready, drive off and call the place and tell them I am sitting outside and describe my vehicle.
Think pizza to the Creekside. But, anything more than that, I say nope. No deliveries including no third party party food delivery services. Many are Uber drivers picking up some work, lol.

One fine fellow in San Fransisco is a germ/disease expert, a germaphobe to the max with four Doctorates, worked in Jungles, far away islands, and not so exotic places here will NOT accept any food delivered to his pad if it has been opened or the bag is not stapled shut or sealed. His point is you have these delivery guys that are driving the hot meal to ya and the greedy rubes open up the bag, the containers, and grab a handful into their mouths with their dirty fingers that who knows where they have been....and with the fellow’s background, you can only imagine the things he has seen and knows. Bad juju. Don’t get him started on the Chinese Live Food Market in China....they take live animals sitting out and you eat a snake or something ugly raw. They chop it up raw with blood splattering ...........kind of like Sushi but expanded to reptiles, mammals, fowl, and whatever crawls or slithers across the face or the earth and dark places. He wrote a book about it in the 70’s. Anyway...

Still a crapshoot. Yes, those here in God’s Country in Nevada County around Nevada City would never have any driver stick their dirty hands in your Chow Mein. Unimaginable. The fine working guy or gal is just too busy to eat, gotta adeliver the food while it’s hot. Smells so good! Up here, they are not prey to the frailties of common man. They have risen above the lower life form and defects of character. :)

Still a crapshoot. As Dr. Rebane mentioned, you don’t know what’s going on it the kitchen and prep and by whom? A cook not feeling well that day?

Bill Tozer

‘Quarantine shaming’: US navigates radical new social norms

“When people from urban areas are escaping, they’re escaping to vulnerable areas that have incredibly limited medical resources — and it felt pretty entitled and selfish,” she said in a phone interview. “It feels like a lot of first-world privilege knocking at our door.”

“People don’t understand ... the implications of what even a single day does to the body count (from the virus) at this stage,” he said Wednesday. “But people should know better — and they should do better.”


Like herding cats. Shame, shame, shame.


a question.

Do you suppose that the Navy is holding incoming submarine crews in quarantine, especially boomers, so they can send them back out after a rest?

Bill Tozer

Tesla Suspends Production At U.S. Vehicle Factory Due To Coronavirus


Don Bessee

@1012 - I suspect the boomer crews will not be eating fresh produce anytime in the near future. No sweat off their back as they are always ready for an unexpected long tour, ya know reactors have the best shelf life.

Rickover and they boys left America a great legacy that is still the most dangerous rapid response, well done squids!




Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who refuses or willfully neglects to obey any lawful order or regulation promulgated or issued as provided in this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not to exceed six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.


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

See Bertie.....an ally in the media!

TUCKER CARLSON ON CONGRESSIONAL INSIDER TRADING: ‘No Greater Moral Crime’: Tucker Carlson Tears Into GOP Senator for Coronavirus Insider Trading

Make that call.......and then.....a little day drinking with the other hens!


Bill Tozer

@ 7:10 AM

6 months in imprisonments? Ha! They are emptying out the jails right now, save felony arrests. Have you seen the Wayne Brown Jail report lately? Out with the old.....but ‘in with the new’ not so very much. I reckon we are all on home detention now. Monitoring ankle bracelet not necessary. Besides, those who supply the bracelet ain’t open for fittings lately.


"Have you seen the Wayne Brown Jail report lately?"

Just looked. 5 folks run into the hoosegow from the 17th and up, one DUI and four 'F's. There's a case of the premium version of spit masks ordered up I bet.

No doubt there are less opportunities for DUIs right now, but I suppose the arrests for drunk in publics and general homeless mayhem have gone to zero. One tiny silver lining might be that the GVPD quits giving tickets for not wearing a seatbelt, a ridiculous concept and surprisingly high percentage of their stops.

Given the modern tendency to turn 'n burn misdemeanors with no incarceration, no charge, no (paid for) fine it could be that there's no difference in emptying the jail. Society is just going to have to adjust to the decriminalization of the vast majority of crimes or invent another way to dissuade people. Expect a surge in interest in home security. Of course, this isn't helped a bit by the religion of Diversity! since it has the tendency to lessen the sense of community.

Bill Tozer

Something that was eluded to yesterday on these boards. Trump is responsible for the deaths of old folks in their 80’s and anyone who doesn’t think so is responsible too. We are now held accountable. Yep, and we caused that Iranian soldier guy to shot down the Ukrainian commercial airliner...cause it ain’t his fault. There is the blood of innocent civilians on our hands and heads!

Spare me. Wonder where they get such a notion?? Oh, never mind. The usual sources:

Race bait: “The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.” —Hillary Clinton
“Acronym and Pacronym have ties to both the Obama campaign, through Pacronym board of directors member David Plouffe, who served as former President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist, and to Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated 2016 operation, through a number of high-level advisors and operatives. The Acronym, Pacronym, and Shadow, Inc., employees who built the Iowa caucus app came straight off Clinton’s 2016 tech team.”


“Acronym is financed by the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit controlled by a larger umbrella organization of liberal nonprofits, Arabella Advisors, which has been criticized by conservative groups for “blurring the lines between philanthropy and political advocacy.” The groups were all founded by Eric Kessler, who worked in the Clinton administration and served as a member of the now-defunct Clinton Global Initiative.”

“President Trump’s failure to lead has worsened the crisis that will result in the loss of American lives,” Tara McGowan, the founder of Pacronym, said in a statement.”


Boy, Hillary has been chattering up a storm lately. At her age and history of blood clots in the brain. She should be quarantined. Very high risk.


re: Trump's blame for the pandemic regardless of the real timeline of events and comparison with other national leaders.

I'd say it's bigger than that. The real chain of logic goes like so:

. Grandma dies because of sketchy Chinese behavior and high degree of world travel
. Trump (obviously) killed Grandma
. Republicans killed Grandma
. You killed Grandma

While "Remember you Rebaneamancs, we are watching you and we will never forget. Never. We are always watching you." is obviously just the words of a silly and somewhat boastful middle-aged troll, there's some truth there. Apply enough pressure to crazy people and crazy happens.

These are people on a messianic mission and will be happy to destroy the village in order to save it. Any weakness in the substrate of society is an opportunity, that shining city on a hill is just around the corner. It's no coincidence that 70 years of communist destruction in Russia began on the ashes of WW I.

Scott O

re Bill T and scenes on Friday morning -
just one lil' example of what the article is about:
The Chinese govt is not our friend.


Posted by: scenes | 20 March 2020 at 08:24 AM

While "Remember you Rebaneamancs, we are watching you and we will never forget. Never. We are always watching you." is obviously just the words of a silly and somewhat boastful middle-aged troll, there's some truth there. Apply enough pressure to crazy people and crazy happens.

That's just a version of a threat Mandersonation made towards Gregory a couple of years ago! It wouldn't surprise me at all if he hurled it again..... mean...it sounded so good the first time!

George Rebane

In days of old, boomers had two full crews - Red and Blue. That allowed the FBM to max time on patrol while the shore crew was enjoying I&I. I think that's still how it is.


re: Fish@8:43

LARPing as a crazy person has got to take it's toll, it'll creep into your actual thinking over time.

re: ScottO@8:36AM

I think it's a good bit of branding by Trump to call this the 'Chinese Flu' although 'Wuhan Flu' more closely matches the way these things are usually named. Of course, you can expect the MSM to pick up the ball and run with the real issue in a time of emergency, Trump's name for the virus.

The thing is, the Chinese really are a threat. Steve Bannon, no fool he regardless of your agreement with him, has been banging that gong for several years. It's not such a good idea to have a highly self-interested ethnostate in charge of a large part (most?) of your manufacturing and owning a chunk of your debt that was traded for appliances and shoes. The fact that bushmeat is on the menu along with charming cultural icons like split-crotch pants for children just adds to the magic.

No need to be mad at them, we just need to disengage. Trump knows it, the Blue Mob doesn't.


"In days of old, boomers had two full crews - Red and Blue. "

Blue and gold? (and a refit period).

My point is mostly that if you have a healthy crew, you don't want them wandering around when they're in port. I can see where they might be locked down for a bit but don't know if it's happening.

Blue and gold? (and a refit period).

That's how I remember it being referred.....nobody wanted to be "Red" crew given the issues at the time.

A snarky headline that our dear scenes might have penned!

"As Hospitals Prepare for COVID-19, Life-Saving Trans Surgeries Are Delayed"



What is wrong with the powers that be?
Truckers are our life blood, busting their ass trying to keep goods moving.. And everyone is making their lives more miserable.
Restrictions and closures hurting truckers will exacerbate shortages and rising prices of basic goods, warned Mark Willis, host of SiriusXM’s Road Dog News, in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Friday.

" “The closure of some state-operated rest areas, [a] sudden lack of places to buy food, and also the refusal of a lot of businesses to let drivers use the bathroom, are making it really tough for a lot of drivers to deliver essential goods and medical supplies.” "


"..nobody wanted to be "Red" crew given the issues at the time."

Plus it implies an opposing force, not such a good idea if everyone is trying to keep a cylinder watertight via magic.

George Rebane

'Blue and Gold' it is, I stand corrected.


ah, here we go.


"A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain a list of the country of origin of all drugs marketed in the United States, to ban the use of Federal funds for the purchase of drugs manufactured in China, and for other purposes."

There's too much Chinese and multinational corporation influence to get anywhere on this, but I like his spirit.

Scott O

scenes 11:24 - This sort of law doesn't really get to the heart of the matter. Too piecemeal and it could backfire by simply causing some folks to have to pay a crapload of money for a drug they can't get anywhere else.
How about making America a better place to do business? Tort reform, sensible implementation of regulations, right-to-work laws nationwide and a govt with an attitude of working with businesses to correct problems rather than against them.

Don Bessee

Oh the trolls are gonna hate this one -

'The only thing more contagious than a virus is hope': Former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the bin Laden raid says Americans will 'prevail' against coronavirus




Another confirmed case in Auburn as of this morning.
(I have a source)

Bill Tozer

Buck Sexton
15 days of national lockdown is doable. 2-3 months of severe disruption might be possible, if the ongoing infection numbers warrant it.

But 12-18 months of this is simply not going to happen. The mass noncompliance will start rising every month regardless of infection numbers.


Bill Tozer

When is this social distancing going to end? The little lady keeps trying to get back in the house.

Bill Tozer

Here’s A Timeline Of The Coronavirus Outbreak And China’s Coverup


Bill Tozer

Been waitting for the right article to save typing.

(WHO has a big friggin black eye and is in bed with China, IMHO.)

Strongly recommended.

'WHO Spread False Chinese Government Propaganda: Coronavirus Not Contagious Among Humans'

"A study published earlier this month by the University of Southampton, determined that China could have prevented 95 percent of the coronavirus infections plaguing the globe if Beijing had listened to the doctor whistleblowers in Wuhan about the seriousness of the disease instead of silencing and punishing them for speaking out."

"Perhaps one of the most glaring examples of the influence Beijing holds over the WHO is its success in blocking Taiwan’s access to the body, a position that could devastate the Taiwanese people as coronavirus continues to spread."


Follow the timeline. When did Trump say it might be over in 15 days and what WHO releases he was referring to??? Hmm? I can't hear you liberal Trump haters and those who repeat the lie that Trump called it a hoax.

George Rebane

BillT 852am - WHO's actions should surprise no RR reader. It is an agency of the UN involved in politicizing the UN's agenda in the field of global health. That is its first and foremost mission, everything else is secondary.

Bill Tozer

Re: ordering takeout from restaurants. Necessity is the mother of invention. Humans are indeed adaptable.

Portland strip club starts curbside food delivery service called ‘Boober Eats’


Tesla is retooling to make ventilators roll off the assembly time. GM is making hand sanitizer. Ford Motor Company pumped out bombers during WW2.

Weird. People act like it’s the Depression and the private sector is gearing up like in WW2.

Bill Tozer

Re: Swine Flu Apr 09-Jan 10.

Let’s put things in perspective.

Influenza Update: 23,000 U.S. Deaths, More Children, 18-49 Year Olds Hospitalized than During 2009 H1N1 Pandemic

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report for the week ending March 14, with the total deaths this season at 23,000 and the highest number of children and people age 18-49 requiring hospitalization since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.”

“The influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurring during the 2019-20 season were reported this week. The total pediatric deaths for the season is 149

Other findings in the report include:

Pneumonia and influenza mortality levels have been low, but 149 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season. This number is higher than recorded at the same time in every season since reporting began in 2004-05, except for the 2009 pandemic.
CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 38 million flu illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths from flu.
Nationally, the percent of specimens testing positive for influenza at clinical laboratories continued to decrease while ILI activity increased for the second week in a row after declining for three weeks. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more people may be seeking care for respiratory illness than usual at this time.
Nationally, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses are now the most commonly reported influenza viruses this season. Previously, influenza B/Victoria viruses predominated nationally.
A total of 556 additional viruses (211 A(H1N1)pdm09, 32 A(H3N2), and 313 B) collected in Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin were analyzed for resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors by pyrosequencing assay.”


Bill Tozer

Mountain Dew? Piss water Mountain Dew? Now, if it was Squirt, I might be more sympathetic..

“The videographer sums it up: “Folks losin’ their mind over here for some Mountain Dew.””


Don Bessee

Time to stand on our own two feet -

We should never be reliant on a foreign country for the means of our own survival. I think we’ve learned a lot. This crisis has underscored just how critical it is to have strong borders and a robust manufacturing sector. For three years, we’ve embarked on a great national project to secure our immigration system and bring back our manufacturing jobs. We’ve brought back many jobs, record numbers of jobs, and this really shows, this experience shows how important borders are. Without borders, you don’t have a nation.

Trump said his agenda to fighting the coronavirus and lifting the United States out of a state of globalist dependency includes manufacturing pharmaceuticals and essential supplies and equipment in America, made by American workers.

“Our goal for the future must be to have American medicine for American patients, American supplies for American hospitals, and American equipment for our great American heroes,” Trump said. “Now both parties must unite to ensure America is truly an independent nation in every sense of the word.”




gr 921am

It's worse than that: the WHO is but a boil on the butt of the UN's Sustainable Development Group.


Bill Tozer

RE: 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

The Coming Age of Dispersion


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