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29 March 2020

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Bill Tozer

What is disconcerting is during this National Emergency, the Fed is taking over the capital liquidity market, i. e., the Commerical lending markets..

Walt

It's the little old lady from San Francisco
(go Nancy, go Nancy, go Nancy, go!)
Illegals in her vineyard stomp the Pinot Grigio
(go Nancy, go Nancy, go Nancy, go!)
Got a mind like a rickety old garage
And a face like the leather in a '58 Dodge.

The sidewalk homeless say there's no one as loco
As the little old lady from San Francisco
She spun real fast and she swore real hard,
When she slipped in human feces on the boulevard

It's the little old lady from San Francisco!

Oh, her flawless elocution keeps the press in stitches
(go Nancy, go Nancy, go Nancy, go!)
They all take bets on when she'll soil her britches
(go Nancy, go Nancy, go Nancy, go!)
Her constituents come from miles around
just to set up tents on her district's ground.

It's the little old lady from San Francisco!

Gregory

Serbocroatians have been poor in the past, and the Communists who rose to power at the end of WWII didn'tmake things better.

I'm sure there were opportunities with tobacco and other sins what people were making a dinar from. Arbitrage.

Another luxury good... bananas. My daughter in law just turned 31, and she tells of growing up and her dad would score a banana to share about once a month... don't drink any water afterwards, let the taste linger. But kids got real educations and hers is BS/MS in a real science.

George Rebane

We lived in collapsed economies in Germany - during the Third Reich and in post-war west German DP camps. Yes, as I mentioned @1230pm the easily valued commodities or usables were common currency when no one any longer trusted the Reichsmarks or the post-war Deutchmarks - among such commodities which my father had in his stash were cigarettes, booze, and even nylons (all procured and exchanged on the black market).

And all of us who served in combat arms units are very familiar with the Army's own 'black market' for supplies which worked much better than the authorized supply channels when it came to keeping your combat equipments operational. Every supply sergeant had his own secret and well-hidden stash for when in the field it came time to barter for that hard-to-get rear short axle for a redlined 3/4-ton that had an elaborately custom built Fire Direction Center hutch on its bed. (The part that always amazed me was that every combat unit supply sergeant was able to take all of his stash to the field during maneuvers.)

Gregory

I was told by an active duty military scrounger... "Never ask a scrounger where they got it".

George Rebane

Gregory 530pm - Correctamundo - and if he should answer, it would be a lie. All of those transactions are highly against regs and a court-martial offense. Although no CO would dream of court-martialing his supply sergeant for such an 'offense'. But the annual inspection by the division or corps IG is a wholly different matter, and requires extraordinary coordination at the battalion level when he arrives (which I have described elsewhere in these pages).

Don Bessee

Dr. R - Perhaps we can have an old war story visit when we can get back to having lunches. LOL
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Creepy grampa joe forgot what he said already -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/03/joe-biden-now-supports-trumps-china-travel-ban-he-said-was-hysterical-xenophobia/

;-)

scenes

"commodities which my father had in his stash were cigarettes, booze, and even nylons "

Oooh, I thought of a good one for the zombie apocalypse stash. Antibiotics. The fish variety if you can't buy the human version. I just checked out shelf life and it appears to be 20+ years. Some of those along with junk silver, an oil filter suppressed rifle, one of those older Soviet surplus backpacks that looks like a sack of potatoes, speedo swimsuit, and some flip flops and the living dead will have to watch out.

"Fed is taking over the capital liquidity market,"

you can imagine the amount of money that is sloshing around right now. I certainly don't understand it. Maybe the best answer is to find an economist and assume that the truth is the opposite of what they think.

and the beat goes on...

https://www.rt.com/news/484935-us-takes-masks-germany/

Walt

I don't think Trump is going to grant the wicked with from the West her dream wish.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/03/donald-trump-i-think-a-lot-of-people-cheat-with-mail-in-voting/
"President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the idea of mail voting, saying that it was a way for people to cheat.

“I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” Trump said. “I think people should vote with ID, with Voter ID.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other prominent Democrats, as well as failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have used the coronavirus crisis to push for nationwide mail-in elections.

“The reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat,” Trump said."

Bill Tozer

China Appointed To U.N. Council That Helps Pick Human Rights Investigators

https://www.dailywire.com/news/china-appointed-to-un-council-that-helps-pick-human-rights-investigators?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwbrand

Bill Tozer

‘Florida emergency management official says 3M selling masks to foreign countries: 'We're chasing ghosts'

https://www.foxnews.com/media/florida-emergency-official-3m-selling-masks-overseas

scenes

re: BillT@7:31

Oh well, like the RT article I put up sez:

"In Berlin, Geisel described the global market for masks as a “Wild West” scenario. Even though American officials deny using underhand tricks to acquire safety gear, one Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters earlier this week that the US would not stop snapping up masks “until we have way too much.”"

Walt

Trump FIRES Atkinson... LIBS Pissed..... What are they going to do?,,,, Impeach him?
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-fires-michael-atkinson-intelligence-ig-who-told-congress-about-ukraine-phone-call-report

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 8:23 pm

It’s a dog eat dog world. I am glad some are fighting back. A call from Trump to 3M and the threat of invoking the Defense of Home Act (or whatever it is called) might make a difference.
I liked your RT article.... after being upset last night with the Fox video watched on another of my favorite sites.....too disputed to post it and turned off the internet.

March Madness: Guns. While looking at new guns is fun, I will stay with what I got. Fill the house with smoke and charge with guns a’blazing. If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, then baffled them with your bull shit. :).

“March Shatters Monthly Gun Sales Record as U.S. Faces Down Threat of Coronavirus
More than 2.5 million guns sold in March”

https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/march-shatters-monthly-gun-sales-record-as-u-s-faces-down-threat-of-coronavirus/

Even old guns are ok. A particularity nice old gun I enjoyed firing was 1932 Chicago Prison System 10 gauge rolling carriage shot gun. That is one scary looking long arm and unique in its menacing appearance.

scenes

ruh-roh

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-china-trail-leading-back-to-wuhan-labs/

Bill Tozer

Re: Non guns and ventilators.

New York desperately needs PPE and ventilators, according to Gov Cuomo. Even twitted out for help:

“Andrew Cuomo

@NYGovCuomo
We need supplies.

We need your help.

If you can manufacture PPE I implore you to do so. NYS will pay a premium.

Email Covid19supplies@esd.ny.gov”
—-
Remington, declared a non-essential business by the State of NY, has one million sq of now empty manufacturing space available in NY and is ready to help. Since contacting the State March 27, the Governor has not responded.
Today, nurses in NY protested (part of a National protest) about the lack of PPE for nurses and front line health workers. Even so, the Governor has not responded to Remington s offer.

I sure hope that Cuomo isn’t playing politics because of...you know...Remington is a dirty word. Not PC kind of company....a business the libs want to put out of commission.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/04/02/gov-andrew-cuomo-has-not-accepted-remingtons-offer-ppe-ventilators-n2566211
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Defiance in WA State: why not, the State knows it will lose in Court, especially with the DHS guidelines calling gun shops essential. Releasing criminals into the streets and neighborhoods while at the same time as closing gun stores is not the wisest plan of action.

‘Washington gun shops defy coronavirus orders, stay open without 'essential' designation’d

“As far as the state and all of us are concerned, your right to the protection of yourself, your family and others is an essential need and a constitutional right,” the store said in a statement on its website.

The store isn’t alone, with Tiffany Teasdale, owner of Lynnwood Gun, telling The Seattle Times she’s keeping her store open, too.

“We don’t have anything in writing that says we need to stay closed,” Teasdale said. “And I don’t know anything about what the governor has said.”

Teasdale told the paper that many gun store owners have been communicating via email during the lockdown and that most are staying open.“

https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-gun-shops-open-coronavirus

Guess this should have be posted under Masks, Scattershots, or the Great Hunkering Down Diary. Everything is Wuhan Virus related, even climate change, racism, and bailing out the post office pension plan....and keeping NPR afloat.

scenes

re: Toilet Paper

I was checking Amazon this morning to keep an eye on toilet paper, I'm using it as a kind of supply chain bellwether. It occurred to me to look for giant commercial rolls.

Huzzah! Cases of giant Scott rolls at a better-than-Kirkland per sqft price.

8:05 12 cases left Deliver Apr. 16
8:15 7 cases left
8:21 0 cases left, so sorry

Crazy days.

fish

Posted by: scenes | 04 April 2020 at 08:22 AM


Cases of giant Scott rolls at a better-than-Kirkland per sqft price.


Those are the industrial rolls (14" diam)?

Those could keep a guy sparkling fresh until July!

Bill Tozer

re: TP

Looks like Fish was ahead of the curve.

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10157219765545914/?type=3&theater

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 04 April 2020 at 08:35 AM


Yeah....that's my "cold weather" roll Bill!


They're delivering the "Summer" blend later this week!


https://www.economist.com/img/b/1280/721/85/sites/default/files/images/print-edition/20131130_WBP003_1.jpg

scenes

My other Amazon interests are bulk dry food. Beans, rice, flour, no doubt it depends on the culture. The amount of gouging that goes on with Amazon 3rd party vendors is a crack up (gouging being a legal term in this case, it depends on the state). Judging from the reviews, people are sending out dregs for 6x normal price.

The other one I ran into in TP Land are the Chinese vendors. 2-3 bucks a roll, super high shipping, you might get it in a month or so from China, turns out that the rolls are mini-size. Somehow this figures, hopefully people can handle the Harbor Freight smell. I have a funny feeling that there's a whole lot of companies in China high-fiving each other at the profit opportunities.

Well-hung Chad

re:TP

Remember, it has two sides. Waste not, want not.

fish

Posted by: Well-hung Chad | 04 April 2020 at 08:54 AM


Ugh.....! By the time it gets to that I'm out with the dog scooting across the lawn!

scenes

So what exactly is the point of this? To reduce the in-store customer count?

https://fox17.com/news/local/target-walmart-costco-ordered-to-stop-in-person-sales-of-nonessential-items

Bill Tozer

“My other Amazon interests are bulk dry food. Beans, rice, flour, no doubt it depends on the culture.”

Have a related story to that. Around 1973 or 74, I briefly rented a room from a lady with 7 boys. In fact, I shared the room with 3-4 of the boys. Out in the boonies, no running water. Like Ma Kettle heating the bath water over a fire outside. Anyway, she always advised me to buy 100 lb bags of flour, rice, lintels, and other beans. Never know when the power goes out, stuck in a snowstorm for a week or two, etc.

Anyway, she and I have maintained an correspondence relationship after all these years. She still gives me advice. She has kept buying those 100 lb bags just in case....a source of a butt of jokes from her modern connected grandkids who know everything. Her reply is, “Hey, after a couple or so years, you can always toss them out if they go bad, but it’s good to have in case of emergencies.”

Last week the grandkids, daughters-in-laws, and more showed up at her land in Northern Idaho. They live in Seattle and all the stores where out of staples and the place is a zoo on the coast. So, they drove over the hills and over the dales and through the forest to Grandma’s cabin.

Grandma is getting hobbled up and can’t walk through the Big Box stores anymore without pain. But, when her adult grandkids arrived and 50 year old sons (2) , she opened those bags of staples and loaded them up. Now, guess who got the last laugh? Hey, you can always toss them if they go bad, lol.

Walt

Dougy.. Theft is unbecoming. I used that on on you two weeks ago.
"Well hung"? Mary will sue you for false advertisement.

Bill Tozer

Biden
The internet has been full of stories that Joe will show up in July even though the Democrat Convention has been moved to August. Even the bookies are taking bets that ole Joe will show up in July anyway.

https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2020/04/Screen-Shot-2020-03-29-at-11.29.55-AM.png?w=934&ssl=1

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2020/04/Screen-Shot-2020-03-31-at-11.08.12-AM.png?w=944&ssl=1

https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2020/04/IMG_2787.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1

https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2020/04/IMG_2798.jpeg?w=960&ssl=1

fish

Truly the end of days.....


Monkeys and apes chain smoking cigarettes as coronavirus panic grips planet


https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/monkeys-apes-chain-smoking-cigarettes-21798902

Bill Tozer

On the bright side

At Least I Can Be Wimbledon Champion For Two Years, Says Halep

https://www.oann.com/at-least-i-can-be-wimbledon-champion-for-two-years-says-halep/
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Oh Dogie, Dougie, Dougie

https://www.facebook.com/2374598835937629/videos/214684429758705/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTEwNzM4NDQ2OToyOTMxOTc2MzQzNTE1OTE2/


Walt

WOW Lefties!! You have your very own Marie Antoinette.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/ocasio-cortez-rants-that-elected-officials-are-not-providing-enough-relief-while-making-margaritas/
"“And in this moment there’s no such thing as doing too much. I mean honesty, have you ever had a point in your life where the federal government did too much for you? Where they gave you too much?” she asked.

“Never happened to me. I’ve never seen that in my life. I never had too many scholarships, you know. We never had too many people that got relief. Puerto Rico never got too much aid,” she continued.

“But anyways, I digress. I’m sure there are plenty of Republicans that are of that opinion,” she added, pivoting to an explainer on how to make a margarita:"

Don Bessee

The latest from the socialist dems, at least you know it will die in the senate -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/democrats-introduce-measure-to-extend-coronavirus-relief-check-to-illegal-aliens/

;-)

Bill Tozer

‘An Indictment Of Joe Biden’: Leftwing Think Tank Slams Dems After Joe Rogan’s Trump Remarks

“This is the real issue with the Democratic Party,” Rogan said, as The Daily Wire previously reported. “They’ve essentially made us all morons with this Joe Biden thing. They really have. They’ve made us all morons.”

“I can’t vote for that guy,” said Rogan. “I’d rather vote for Trump than [Biden]. I don’t think he can handle anything. You’re relying entirely on his cabinet. If you want to talk about an individual leader who can communicate, he can’t do that. And we don’t know what the f**k he’ll be like after a year in office. The pressure of being President of the United States is something than no one has ever prepared for.

“The only one who seems to be fine with it is Trump, oddly enough. He doesn’t seem to be aging at all or in any sort of decline. Obama, almost immediately, started looking older. George W. [Bush], almost immediately, started looking older,” said Rogan.“

https://www.dailywire.com/news/an-indictment-of-joe-biden-leftwing-think-tank-slams-dems-after-joe-rogans-trump-remarks

Mary Wanna

Dear Old Donald will do anything to keep his sweaty mug on the TV screens. He really has a thing for Easter. Is it all about the free eggs at the Easter egg hunt?

His Saturday rant was beautiful,

President Donald Trump on Saturday spent much of his daily press briefing on the coronavirus raging against perceived enemies, from the media, to the Ukraine whistleblower, to the recently ousted commander of a Navy aircraft carrier.

On the same day the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed 8,000, Trump opened the briefing with a slam at the media, which he accused of “spreading false rumors.”

“Get this over with, then go back to your fake news,” Trump said.

While acknowledging that the nation will likely see “a lot of death” in the coming weeks, the president repeatedly reiterated his calls for the country to “get back to work” and ease up on protective restrictions.

And then he let loose on critics.

Asked about his Friday night firing of intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson, who notified Congress of the whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to his impeachment, Trump slammed both Atkinson and the whistleblower.

“Frankly, somebody oughta sue his ass off,” the president said of the anonymous intelligence whistleblower, adding that Atkinson, a Trump appointee, “did a terrible job.”

Trump also slammed Captain Brett Crozier, who was relieved of his duty commanding the USS Theodore Roosevelt after writing a letter warning about the spread of the coronavirus on his ship. While Crozier’s warnings were dismissed and his pleas for help to Navy leadership were met with punishment, more men on his ship wound up testing positive for the virus, with 137 cases as of Saturday.

In addition to backing the Navy’s decision to ax Crozier, Trump appeared to mock him for daring to sound the alarm about the virus.

“I thought it looked terrible what he did, to write a letter,” Trump said. “This is not a class on literature.”

He went on to take aim at the governors of states that have been hit hard by the coronavirus, claiming without evidence that the states were asking for more equipment than they needed. Trump singled out New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming that the estimates that New York will need 40,000 ventilators were overestimates.

“40,000, think of it,” Trump said. “40,000. It’s not possible. They won’t need that many.”

While Trump won praise from some of his critics earlier this week for appearing to finally grasp the severity of the pandemic, on Saturday he once again seemed to buck expert advice by suggesting certain protective restrictions could soon be loosened.

Speaking about Easter Sunday—the “beautiful” date by which he had earlier suggested things could go back to normal—he mused about churches possibly holding special services with social distancing in mind.

“Maybe we could allow special, for churches, maybe we could talk about it. Maybe we could allow them, with great separation outside, on Easter Sunday. I don’t know, it's something we should talk about,” he said.

“We have to get this country open. This country was not designed to be closed...we're paying people to stay home...and they want to go to work.”

Trump also promoted hydroxychloroquine, the drug that’s become key to the Trump administration’s coronavirus response even though the FDA hasn’t approved its use against the virus.

“I may take it,” Trump said. “I have to ask my doctors about that.”

On Friday, President Trump announced a new CDC recommendation that Americans wear cloth or fabric face masks in public to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, but bizarrely said that he wouldn’t bother to wear one himself.

fish

Posted by: Mary Wanna | 05 April 2020 at 09:50 AM


Enjoy the second term.....

Walt

Morn'n Marty,, Still can't find a better man than Trump to do the job?

scenes

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/03/navy-blindsided-by-coronavirus-plea-carrier-captain-crozier-theodore-roosevelt/

I would suggest that anyone who doesn't use their chain of command should find another career. Unfortunately, leaking to the press appears to be the way people do business anymore, God knows the MSM will run with it if it follows the narrative. Of course, it's reasonable to hold two things in your head at once. That he both did the right thing and that he should find his career over.

To be fair, I think it's tricky to decide whether a leak is a good or bad thing. Maybe it's just a combination of common sense and looking around to see who is for the leak. I doubt that Crozier got his men into port a second sooner, but Wikileaks has actually done a bit of good. Of course, if you're a Blue Mob member, the Navy Captain is just another tool for the 2020 election (maybe he'll get a virtual podium at the virtual election), but the Assanges and Snowdens of the world are evil because they may have helped Orange Hitler win an election plus they may have harmed the sterling reputation of the 17 intelligence agencies.

Since I suspect that masks are in the cards for everybody in the long run, I hope that the American Left's new BFF, the Chinese, allow us to buy enough. Aah, the benefits of globalism, it's like a good dose of emetic for a nation.

Don Bessee

Still taking care of business -

The coronavirus crisis hasn’t slowed President Donald Trump’s drive to stock the federal courts with conservative judges.

Trump this week moved to fill the only two open federal appeals court slots, nominating a pair of outspoken conservatives and drawing new protests from liberal groups.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-mcconnell-keep-drive-fill-100000665.html

;-)

fish

Somebody must have sprinkled a mixture of Viagra and methamphetamine into George Boardmans Wheatena. After one blog entry in the last 6 months he comes out guns blasting for the last two weeks!

You guys should drop by....we all come in for a well deserved yet indirect scolding!


PunchyBot left the arena....GB decided to pick up the gauntlet and enter!

scenes

does Boardman have a blog? Never seen it.

Just for fun.

"President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But recently the president’s critics have chosen curious ground to question his response to the coronavirus outbreak since it began spreading from Wuhan, China, in December. It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Washington Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious."

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/17/no_the_white_house_didnt_dissolve_its_pandemic_response_office_142683.html

scenes

...and just because.

"Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China
Critics are letting their disdain for the president blind them to geopolitical realities."

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/consider-possibility-trump-right-china/609493/

Don Bessee

Well it looks like one socialist dem learned the lesson of the impeachment fiasco -

Clyburn: House coronavirus panel ‘will be forward-looking,’ not review Trump’s early response

https://www.yahoo.com/news/clyburn-house-coronavirus-panel-forward-172014667.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

Joe Joe, Joe

‘Biden Falsely Claims: 45 Nations Blocked Chinese Nationals From Entering U.S. Before Trump Did’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-45-nations-blocked-chinese-nationals-from-entering-u-s-before-trump-did

Bill Tozer

Sheriff Rebels Against Governor: 'We Will Not Be Setting Up a Police State'

https://www.westernjournal.com/sheriff-rebels-governor-will-not-setting-police-state/?

Bill Tozer

China:
I find it rather amusing that the Lefties are on same page, with the blame Trump, not China mantra.

“Dude, it China is sooo bad, why are they selling us masks?” Like, that is proof of anything. Never mind that many of those “masks they sell us” are made by US companies with factories in China, dude. Nonetheless......

‘China Allegedly Blocked U.S. Companies From Exporting Medical Safety Gear As Pandemic Exploded, Report Says’

“The senior official told the Post, “Data from China’s own customs agency points to an attempt to corner the world market in PPE like gloves, goggles, and masks through massive increased purchases – even as China, the world’s largest PPE manufacturer, was restricting exports.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/china-allegedly-blocked-u-s-companies-from-exporting-medical-safety-gear-as-pandemic-exploded-report-says


Once you corner the market, they all will come to you with their beggars’ cups in hand....

fish

Americas best.....


I’M DISCERNING A THEME HERE WHERE HARVARD STUDENTS ARE CONCERNED: Harvard Law students want licenses without having to take bar exam.

Flashback: Harvard Student op-ed: During this ‘state of war,’ Harvard should give all students a 4.0.



https://www.thecollegefix.com/harvard-law-students-want-licenses-without-having-to-take-bar-exam/

https://www.thecollegefix.com/harvard-op-ed-during-this-state-of-war-harvard-should-give-all-students-a-4-0/


Instapundit.com

scenes

re: BillT@9:55PM

I'm something of an aficionado of those China articles as you may have noticed. The hivemind is going to act in a self-interested fashion, but what's new there? No surprises.

The surprising thing is that the US has generated a political class and underlying mob that doesn't want to act in national interests. I can't think of a historical example. When you see....

. The Chinese invent a virus via a weapons lab or from eating bushmeat.
. The Chinese hold off warning anybody for a month or two
. The Chinese start hoarding protective gear and in fact start grabbing it from elsewhere
. It brings the world's economy to it's knees and kills quite a few people
. Trump pulls the train brake a week or two later than he might have, not so bad really
. Trump picks on the Chinese

whose fault is all of this? Why, Trump. Chinese good (hug a Chinese person!), Orange Man bad!

You could argue that The Mob just hates the US and Trump is a good stand-in. It's not like this behavior just started in 2016. Maybe we should just break it up now. Give the midwest to the Canadians, the southwest to the Mexicans, maybe a homeland for black people, west coast to Asia. The guilt can be expunged.

fish

Posted by: scenes | 06 April 2020 at 08:29 AM


You could argue that The Mob just hates the US and Trump is a good stand-in.


Orwell would agree! He understood Blue Mob™.....easier to love (Big Brother) or hate (Goldstein, The Tangerine Tornado, etc.) than focus that hate on the abstraction of government or bureaucracy or any other amorphous power or organizational structure.

Mary Wanna

Trump is criminally negligent and needs to be impeached, Trump chose Bolton to lead the National Security Council in April 2018. A month later, Bolton nixed the pandemic preparedness office as part of an effort to streamline the agency.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/03/18/coronavirus-did-president-trumps-decision-disband-global-pandemic-office-hinder-response/5064881002/

Fauci proves here that they were on notice but Trump chose to go golfing instead,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNXGAxGJgQI

fish

Posted by: Mary Wanna | 06 April 2020 at 08:47 AM


Trump is criminally negligent and needs to be impeached.....



Yeah....you'll want to get right on that.

Bill Tozer

How lovely that Mary comes over here for her morning constitutional. Smells like tofu. Which reminds me, got to let the dogs out.

scenes

Mx Wanna sez: " Trump chose Bolton to lead the National Security Council in April 2018. A month later, Bolton nixed the pandemic preparedness office as part of an effort to streamline the agency."

"President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But recently the president’s critics have chosen curious ground to question his response to the coronavirus outbreak since it began spreading from Wuhan, China, in December. It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Washington Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious."

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/17/no_the_white_house_didnt_dissolve_its_pandemic_response_office_142683.html

Come on, we all know this is just politics. A million things have happened in the last few months, but the official talking points are:

. Trump hoped the country could open up by Easter
. Trump hopes that some drug or another helps
. Trump 'CLOSED THE PANDEMIC OFFICE'.

Feh. Go bother somebody that cares.

Bill Tozer

Perhaps Mary should venture out to other posts here instead of staying in the Sandbox. Opps, strike that. The Sandbox is custom made for Mary and Cheryl and the rest of the local Blue Mob to place their deposits.

Bill Tozer

It’s a weird world. Just few days ago I was tempted to post a one-liner that would have said, “Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that no one is talking about John Bolton anymore.”

Glad I did not post that. All we heard after the Christmas break in January was ‘Bolton, Bolton Bolton, the darling of the Left who was going to bring down Trump and have Orange Man Bad convicted and removed from office.’

Now it is back to hating on Bolton. I wish they would make up their minds. I wish for that which is impossible. The silver lining is that they have made up their minds: China good, America bad. Iran good, America bad. Hamas good, Israel bad.

Walt

Another LIB out to look like a fool. Well, she did find a way yo get in the press,
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/06/democrat-tavia-galonski-trump-chloroquine-crimes-against-humanity/

Bill Tozer

Walt @ 9:39 am

Ding, ding ding. Best post of the new week. ROFLMAO. Oh my. Where do these bed stains come from? Great post, Walt.

I thought this was good, but it does not hold a candle to yours. The Hague trumps all.

‘Tinfoil Mika: Trump Promotes Possible COVID Cure So Much He Must Have 'Financial Tie'

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2020/04/06/mika-trump-promotes-hydroxychloroquine-because-he-has-financial

Oh my. Almost as goofy as Mary’s posts. Oh Linda, you go girl.

--Trump's denial and fear of his precious popularity will result in thousands of deaths,
Posted by: Mary Wanna | 01 April 2020 at 05:49 AM

—Loudmouth Trump is the Energizer Screwup,

Trump, Hannity, Limbaugh should be jailed.
Posted by: Mary Wanna | 01 April 2020 at 06:36 AM

Lol. Morning Walt. That’s for the big belly laughs. “I can’t take it anymore! I am going The Hauge. They love China


Walt

I wanna know how she got there in the first place... With the.travel restrictions and all.
"“I can’t take it anymore,” Galonski wrote on social media, condemning Trump’s expression of hope that the drug hydroxychloroquine will successfully treat coronavirus patients. “I’ve been to The Hague."

Mary Wanna

Okay Scenes if this is true then Trump's administration is just incompetent, okay good to know.

Walt

Hi Marty,, still can't say who is better for the job than Trump? Go ahead, vote for Biden.. Does he know even what year it is?🤣🤣🤣🤷‍♀️
Oh.... Yaaa.. Biden NOW backs Trump's travel retrictions.👍

Walt

Marty... How come the local snitches ain't ratting out the dope smokers passing a joint on the streets of Nevada city?
But quick to call the cops on some business.

Bill Tozer

“This Guy Is Either Incompetent or Playing Games.”

One woman’s opinion on ‘Why Inspector General Michael Atkinson Roundly Deserved To Be Fired
Here are the details you need’

https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/06/why-inspector-general-michael-atkinson-roundly-deserved-to-be-fired/

Tied to FICA warrants? Oh my. There is that DOJ-National Security Division...again.

Bill Tozer

BIDEN MUST GO

“As the Trump administration has been working feverishly (if at times misguidedly, in my opinion) to deal with the Wuhan virus, Joe Biden has been a pathetic bystander, putting out videos from his house and appearing occasionally on television. In both venues he has repeatedly lied about what the Trump administration is doing. Or, to be fair, he may be so out of it that he just doesn’t have a clue. Democratic Party fact-checkers have racked up one Biden Pinocchio after another, as his claims have been impossible to defend.

But the real point is that Biden lacks the mental capacity of an average human being, let alone a viable candidate for the presidency. Check out this clip, which is a couple of days old; I just saw it today on The Lid. Biden bizarrely claims that stimulus checks are being held up because the president insists on signing all of them, personally:”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/biden-must-go.php

Yep, Trump is signing those millions of Stimulus checks one by one, ROFLMO


fish

Posted by: Merry Wanker | 06 April 2020 at 10:42 AM

Okay Scenes if this is true then Trump's administration is just incompetent, okay good to know.


It will be interesting to see if Trump pulls an FDR and decides to stretch his tenure a bit......long enough at least to "retire" a substantial percentage of whiny refugees from the 60's.....you know....for the good of the nation!

Walt

Just like that "jack's Links" commercial. Marty RUNS from Sasquatch.

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 06 April 2020 at 11:13 AM

Yep, Trump is signing those millions of Stimulus checks one by one, ROFLMO


It's not even fun making fun of the GaffeMaster any more....just sad! C'mon dems.....nominate Governor Goombah Goombah Goombah so Roberta really gets a case of the Steamin Undies!


(Hey....did one of you fine individuals tell me that resident whack job Linda Kelleher (or whatever s/he/it is calling itself these days) was likely our very own "Robert Cross"?)


fish

Posted by: Walt | 06 April 2020 at 11:17 AM


Am I to understand that our little "Mary" is really a Marty in drag?

Mary Wanna

You really Don't want to start a measuring exercise about who lies most about what,

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/trump-falsely-claims-he-inherited-empty-stockpile/

Walt

Facts on that are already out there Marty, Your on the losing end of the facts war.

Walt

"Measuring contest"? You have one of those "adjusted" for
Lefties" scales?

Bill Tozer

“Okay Scenes if this is true then Trump's administration is just incompetent, okay good to know.”

Sounds like Bloody Mary is channeling Punchy!

Fish @ 11:20 am..... no it was the connection of wackjob Linda and john smith. :). Nevermind Dixon and Roberta.

Don’t matter. They are al non-essential

Bill Tozer

moi @ 11:47 am

Daddy issues are the common thread.

Don Bessee

So where is the screaming blue mobs outrage at election interference? Oh right they are busy parroting emperor xi's chi com lines -

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/04/06/china-floods-facebook-with-ads-blaming-trump-for-chinese-virus/

;-)

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 06 April 2020 at 11:47 AM

Sounds like Bloody Mary is channeling Punchy!

PunchyWanna?

Mary Wanna

Don, yes, and Trump keeps kissing China’s behind and complimenting them every chance he gets about what a great relationship we have with China. Funny, huh?

Walt

Fish. "Marty"/Mary hasn't denied it.

Mary Wanna

Looks like Trump businesses are excluded from receiving bailouts. Now, more than ever, we need to see Trump’s taxes to make sure he has no other investments that might be eligible for bailouts,

https://twitter.com/senschumer/status/1243199847454441481?s=21

scenes

re: BillT@11:47

"Sounds like Bloody Mary is channeling Punchy!"

They all sound alike. Uninterested in climbing out of the hole, just more 2016 election nonsense. If all that you have is a hammer, etc.

Truth is, if you go through every decision and statement of the last decade or two, there's plenty of failed ventilator designs and stock-ups, plenty of N95 shortages, plenty of people who were too optimistic and too pessimistic. I certainly don't blame Obama for the lack of N95s in the stockpile, 100:1 odds he never knew about it, plus it wasn't an obvious problem.

Bummer that none of these folks in charge have time machines, I really did like the cartoon posted up of FDR getting bitched at after Pearl Harbor. Imagine the screwups in the first campaign in North Africa.

Set aside a billion medical masks, and the next problem will be an asteroid or a Carrington Event (or the lack of a certain Soviet Colonel). Count on it.

The real question is how to deal with China when this is all over.

Walt

Emery has splain'n to DO!
His queen wants the FED GOV. to TAKE OVER,, elections..
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/06/gop-gears-up-for-next-relief-fight-democrats-want-the-federal-government-to-take-over-elections/

Yes, PROGGYS would LOVE to have that control. And the LIBS say Trump wants to be a dictator?

Walt

Oh.. Wait a minute. Trump wanted to audit the state election system.. Proggys bitched. Does that mean Trump can get his audit?

Don Bessee

Chi coms gonna be chi coms -

China's efforts to rebrand itself as a global leader focused on humanitarian relief amid the coronavirus outbreak has hit a major snag and perhaps revealed Beijing's true intentions behind their public relations blitz.

After telling the world that it would donate masks, face guards and testing equipment to Italy, China quietly backtracked and sold the Mediterranean country desperately-needed medical equipment, according to a report.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-italy-coronavirus-supplies-buy-back

;-)

fish

Posted by: Merry Wanker | 06 April 2020 at 12:12 PM

Now, more than ever, we need to see Trump’s taxes to make sure he has no other investments that might be eligible for bailouts...


....and a pony! Tell em you want a pony too....I mean as long as your asking for things you aren't going to get!

Bill Tozer

Don
Does that mean the Chi-Coms are interfering in our 2020 Presidential elections?? WTH, indicte the whole lot of those Chinese bots!! And the Chinese intelligence officers. We need a Special Council....er...a very Special Prosecutor to find out wherever the Dems and Joe Biden colluded with a foreign power to stay the election to Sleepy Joe!

It’s the Yellow Peril behind the Bamboo Curtain....the Sleeping Giant awakes and boy is his diaper full..and arrogant. A rather nasty enemy of our people.

China good. Russia bad.

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 12:39 pm —“ Truth is, if you go through every decision and statement of the last decade or two, there's plenty of failed ventilator designs and stock-ups, plenty of N95 shortages, plenty of people who were too optimistic and too pessimistic. I certainly don't blame Obama for the lack of N95s in the stockpile, 100:1 odds he never knew about it, plus it wasn't an obvious problem.”

Excellent. I sometimes shake my head at this Addicted to Outrage hysterics directed at Trump for decisions made by the Bureaucracy that any POTUS would be unaware of at the Chief Executive level.
Reminds me of when the Dems went after Jim Jordan when he was an assistant wrestling coach for homosexual sexual assaults in the locker room showers . First, the two assurers were totally discredited, being in a different place and time and the story fell apart, not tmtionthe criminal records and previous convictions for lying, dealing, and being shiftless fellows.
Second, not one of the 8 wrestlers said they ever told Jordan about any incidents, not one accused Jordan of anything except outstanding and upstanding conduct, That was when Dems where trying to kick Jordan off the committee. Same thing happened to Nunes.

Anyway, when all was said and done and the ethics committee ended the Jordan investigation, Pelosi stood before the cameras and declared that even though Jordan did not know of any inappropriate behavior going on, “”He Should Have!”

And yes, one of our frequent Kool-Aide guzzling sock puppets brings it up from time to time. Waste of time to change that mind. Not worth the effort

Bill Tozer

Boy, those Trump tax returns really drives Roberta crazy. Stuck in her caw, eating at her.

Let the record show than many many moons ago I told the puppets that Trump will release his tax returns....in the second year of his second term. Mark the tape!

Trump will probably release them early in his second year and the Dems can make it a campaign issue for the mid-terms, 2022-‘Taxes: America in Crisis.’

Bill Tozer

What would Gavin do?

Federal Judges Deny Emergency Release Of Calif. Inmates Amid Pandemic

https://www.oann.com/federal-judges-deny-emergency-release-of-calif-inmates-amid-pandemic/

Walt

See? Mexico still demands OUR money.
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/06/mexican-migrants-urged-to-send-remittances/
"Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging citizens living in the United States to keep sending money to relatives back home, despite whatever economic struggles they are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bill Tozer

Walt

Mexico will be paying for The Wall, you betcha. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Heck, Mexico has sent 27,000 troops to guard open stretches and spots along the border until the Wall is built. How much is that costing them?

Do find it funny that the Cartels are taking it in the shorts with the maritime supply chain as been disrupted. Where the Diablo are those tons of ingredients...er....pharmaceutical compounds from China?? Longshoremen would like to know. Truckers would like to know.
Those big cartel factories are idle and laying off the Mexican workers. Skilled workers. Always a silver lining, even in a National Emergency. Thank you, China.

“Illegal Border Crossings Collapse to Near Zero”

https://bongino.com/illegal-border-crossings-collapse-to-near-zero/?

Walt

Yup, MEX is losing big as you mentioned.
Paul must be livid with his self imposed exile.
Well,, then again, three C rations says he's posting as "Marty"(in drag)
You know he Emery is passionate about hating Trump's wall.
There is just about "shoot on sight" orders for anyone seen on the streets just about every place in America,, but not down on the border. LIBS sure have their priorities.

scenes

Like T. O'Neill sez: "all politics is local"

Costa Mesa Officials Address Growing Concerns Over Possible Transfer Of Up To 50 Coronavirus Patients To City

"At a press conference, officials including Mayor Katrina Foley gathered to answer questions about the injunction filed to block the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health from transferring as many as 50 patients who have tested positive for coronavirus from Sacramento to the city’s Fairview Developmental Center."


https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/02/22/costa-mesa-coronavirus/

Mary Wanna

Breitbart, news you can trust. Max Boot concludes that Trump is the worst President ever.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/22/max-boot-coronavirus-outbreak-wouldnt-have-happened-if-hillary-clinton-had-won/

Mary Wanna

Whoa! A forest fire near Chernobyl is releasing large amounts of radiation. A local idiot set the fire for fun.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/fire-chernobyl-releasing-radiation?mc_cid=f872a53022&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-f872a53022-247938549&utm_medium=email&mc_eid=a58ca52ab9&utm_source=The%20Future%20Is&utm_campaign=f872a53022-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_06_06_27

Walt

Poor Marty.. Lame as usual.
Down to drinking that bong water?

Walt

So Hillary would have prevented it..... RIIggghhhhhhtttttt....
Sure thing Marty in drag. You keep believing that.

Walt

Here Paul,, uhhhh,,"Mary",, I'm sure Joe believed he was calling "O".
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/06/joe-biden-calls-donald-trump-to-discuss-coronavirus/

fish

Posted by: Merry Wanker | 06 April 2020 at 02:54 PM


Breitbart, news you can trust. Max Boot concludes that Trump is the worst President ever.


Max Boot?

#sad

fish

It's OK to be "Coonman" if you're for gun control!


https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1247240259043233795/photo/1


Satire is truly dead!

Walt

Das Boot, From the sinking ship known as CNN.

Walt

Read it and cringe How dare a LIB credit Trump.
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/06/democratic-michigan-rep-karen-whitsett-credits-trump-with-saving-her-life/
"Democratic Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett credited President Donald Trump for saving her life after she used hydroxychloroquine to treat her coronavirus.

Whitsett was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus late last month, and said she started to feel relief just two hours after taking the drug, according to The Detroit Free Press."

No wonder the LIB press has been slamming the use of that medication.
Yup, They hope the virus takes Trump down... Right Paul,, uh,, Mary? By the way,,, just where is Peter?

George Rebane

Gentlemen - put your pithy and insightful remarks about fighting C19 under 'Fighting C19'. Thank you.

Don Bessee

The PC police come to chi com emperor Xi's rescue -

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/04/06/michigan-state-u-lists-acceptable-names-for-chinese-virus/

;-)

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