March 5, 2020

At the Snow-Melt Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

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Narr said...

The corpse of winter, impaled by spring.

Narr
Timing is everything

Achilles said...

Snow melting means global warming. This is evidence that the world is going to end in 12 years.

UV light breaks down viruses and shortens their active life outside the human body though so it isn't all bad.

At least we wont all die from corona virus before we get to die from global warming.

And if we elect a democrat president we will all be saved!

Drago said...

Has LLR-lefty Chuck ever come up with that example of Trump physically threatening, by name, political opponents?

He assured us Trump had and that conservatives lacked the morality and integrity to call out Trump for, well, apparently, a non-existent threat.

Well, we are still waiting for that example. I sure hope the only thing delaying Chuck in his response is work load and not, like, coronavirus.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

How 'bout that Dow Jones. Up and down like a hooker's panties. Who could have known that the stock market might show volatility at inconvenient times?

David Begley said...

Nice pix, Ultimate Wife!

Mark said...

"No kill I."

Mark said...

Dow Jones plummets upon news that Biden likely to be nominee.

narciso said...

You look at the pattern over a month, six months to a year, not day to day or even weekly.

Curious George said...

"Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
How 'bout that Dow Jones. Up and down like a hooker's panties. Who could have known that the stock market might show volatility at inconvenient times?"

How pathetic and sad. You're like a drowning man coming up for air and screaming, over and over, but in the end it won't matter. Down you go.

narciso said...

interesting

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Curious George said...
Down you go.


This didn't make any sense.

Mark said...

"No kill I."

This should be really easy.

OK -- Big spaghetti meatball.

Drago said...

CG (re ARM): "How pathetic and sad. You're like a drowning man coming up for air and screaming, over and over, but in the end it won't matter. Down you go."

And then back up again! And then down! And then....well, you get the idea.

dying a thousand deaths

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Drago said...
you get


This didn't make any sense either, but expectations are low here.

What's happening in Venezuela?

Mark said...

Argh. I've missed just about all of this Ginger Rogers noir movie, Tight Spot. Well, it's on Movies, so they should show it a couple dozen more times.

Ann Althouse said...

Did anybody watch the Trump town hall tonight?

Mark said...

Comedy, drama, noir, song and dance -- one talented lady.

And a conservative to boot.

Jersey Fled said...

Something really strange about the number of senior Iranian officials who have contacted corona virus.

Mark said...

Trump looked good, totally at ease, in the two or three minutes I saw.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Ann Althouse said...
Did anybody watch the Trump town hall tonight?


Was that the one in Venezuela?

Wouldn't a Trump town hall in Venezuela be great? He could convince them to drop socialism just like he convinced little Kim to give up nukes and communist dictatorships.

Jersey Fled said...

Sorry, should have been contracted.

Polyzen said...

I have a guilty admission: I put the Town Hall on because I wanted to feel good. And I got that David Brooks tingle when he came on. And it worked; I got the dopamine hit I was looking for. I’m 61 and never looked for a friggin thing from a politician, but tonight I went looking and was not disappointed. Some kind of Trump virus I guess.

Big Mike said...

I'm horrified by this news out of St. Louis. A woman recovered a cell phone stolen by her 15 year old neighbor, a Somali refugee. The boy attacked her, nearly killed her, and was released because his IQ is only 49 and thus he cannot cooperate in his defense in court. The boy is a clear and present danger to his neighbors, and if jail is the wrong place for him then he needs to be locked up someplace else.

Dickens was right when he wrote that the Law is an ass.

Drago said...

Ann Althouse: "Did anybody watch the Trump town hall tonight?"

Just finished watching it. Typically solid performance. Extremely Un-Slow-Joe-like.

I'm sure it just killed LLR-lefty Chuck, but then again, these days, what doesn't?

Drago said...

ARM: "What's happening in Venezuela?"

Nothing. They "elected" their own version of our Democrats and now they've beaten their weapons into plowshares, the children play in the green green fields while singing songs and preparing for another of their nationwide massive buffets where their cups runneth over and the unicorns come galloping over the rainbows carrying candies and trinkets for all to enjoy.

You know, your typical marxist/lefty/LLR-lefty/democrat Peoples Paradise.

narciso said...

Meanwhile they have a record number of murders the electricity flickers likr in soylent green, and cats and toilet paper are scarce.

Drago said...

ARM: "Wouldn't a Trump town hall in Venezuela be great? He could convince them to drop socialism just like he convinced little Kim to give up nukes and communist dictatorships."

Leftists like you don't allow opposing viewpoints.

So yes, it would be great....but can't be....because...you know....leftists.

narciso said...

Also hyper inflation is in jonathan swift territory.

Mark said...

So this commercial comes on for some home warranty product and I'm listening to the woman spokesperson. I look up . . . and it's not a woman, it's a high talker. And the sync is off.

Drago said...

narciso: "Also hyper inflation is in jonathan swift territory."

But that hyperinflation doesn't count because its The People's Hyperinflation, which is much much much better than Capitalist Running Dog inflation.

narciso said...

Zimbabwe hold my locally obtained beverage,

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Drago said...
Just finished watching it.


That explains a lot, sadly.

Mark said...

Thought you would have been all over it, narciso.

The two clues are complete give-aways.

narciso said...

Venezuela did things no totalitarian tegimehad done better, its a police state, but there is no security, in part because the organs of state are the most ruthless of jackals there are the usual privations

Mark said...

Spock explains the mind-meld as if the first time, even though he's done it in each of the last 100 episodes.

Rory said...

Devil in the Dark..

Klingon Friday tomorrow!

Drago said...

ARM: "That explains a lot, sadly."

I'm sorry your sham-peachment didn't go well and now you are stuck with Joe whose wife has to reassure him on stage, repeatedly, that he is okay.

"you're okay....you're okay"

I think we've all seen that with the elderly when the adult children have to comfort their parent because the parent is confused and frightened.

Drago said...

BTW, have any new Hodgkinson's taken a shot at Kavanaugh or Gorsuch yet?

Drago said...

I mean, they'll be shooting at Kavanaugh and Gorsuch but they will really have been aiming at elected republicans.....(per Schumer....wink wink)....

narciso said...

part one

Amadeus 48 said...

ARM--There are three billy goats outside who want to cross your bridge. Better get to work. Good luck with the big one.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Fairy tales are pretty much all Trump has left. Although, to be fair, not clear he ever had anything else.

"6% GDP growth, eliminate the deficit, the greatest health care"



narciso said...

You think trek is roddenberrys take on edward bellamy, they created a utopian society out of the ruins of the third world war which they seem to have settlef ion sometime in the last quarter of the 21st century.

Limited blogger said...

Go watch Trump's upbeat, dynamic, fully energized Town Hall with Fox.

Then go watch this post Super Tuesday CBS interview with Joe B.

We report, you decide.

narciso said...

Babylon 5 is still a more realized world building exercise than trek, although it probably couldnt have prevailed if it was one of the regular networks in the 60s

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

I would like to see 11 hours of testimony under oath, not a bunch of puff ball questions from cult members. How do you think 11 hours of testimony under oath would have gone for the great communicator?

Limited blogger said...

Biden appears surprised he's in the position he's found himself. Doesn't seem to know what is going on in his campaign.

Trump really wants to run against Bernie. I guess it still may happen.

narciso said...

He hasnt for 30 years why start now

narciso said...

now do biden

Mark said...

now do biden

Colonel Green, The Savage Curtain

narciso said...

Colonel greens motivations is unclear the optimum movement in the federation novel explores his motivation. Enterprise furthered the exploration making about eugenics those healthy survivors of the nuclear exchange.

Limited blogger said...

New York state just began it's ban on single use plastic bags.

Ends up the re-usable, environmentally friendly bags are germ spreaders.

NY Post has called on Cuomo to suspend the ban and allow plastics again.

Mark said...

I misremembered the quote.

LINCOLN: Surak, the others have drawn them away. We will circle around. It was a worthy effort, Surak. Worthy. No need to blame yourself before its failure.
(But once untied, Surak is revealed to be dead.)
KAHLESS: (as Surak) Help me, Spock. Help me, Spock.
GREEN: Now can you cry like Lincoln?
KAHLESS: (as Lincoln) Help me, Kirk. Help me, Kirk!
(Lincoln walks towards Kirk and Spock)
KIRK: Mister Lincoln!
LINCOLN: James, stay back.
(Lincoln finally topples forward, a big spear in his back.)

Mark said...

Biden appears surprised he's in the position he's found himself. Doesn't seem to know what is going on in his campaign.

Of course he's surprised. He thought he was running for Senate.

Of maybe I'm thinking of the other Biden.

D. said...

> A woman recovered a cell phone stolen by her 15 year old neighbor, a Somali refugee. The boy attacked her, nearly killed her, and was released because his IQ is only 49 and thus he cannot cooperate in his defense in court.<

That is what deportation is for him and his clan.

Drago said...

ARM: "Fairy tales are pretty much all Trump has left. Although, to be fair, not clear he ever had anything else."

Get to work big guy. It's going to take some real effort to convince all those people whose lives are improved that they are actually much worse off.

Gallup: FEBRUARY 6, 2020
New High of 90% of Americans Satisfied With Personal Life

Yikes!

Isn't it a terrible thing that so many people have no idea how horrible their lives are under Trump?

And 90%! Why, that's alot more than just Deplorables.

The good news? Biden was able to remember where he was for more than 2 minutes today! Trust me, in BidenWorld thats a big big "win".

FullMoon said...

Hey, remember when McCain wanted to suspend campaigning so him and Barrack could get back t0 D.C. and fix the housing crash? Then, news had video of big important meeting and McCain sat there like a big silent dummy and Barack took over?

Maybe no debates or campaigns until the corona bologna problem is solved.

Schools in Bay Area starting to close..

Mark said...

They're showing a rerun.

Martha's in lavender tonight.

narciso said...

Like the two peaks of kilimanjaro.

Kahless by the time of tng is an equal to surak and lincoln by klingon terms

Mark said...

I remember when McCain threw his campaign away.

Drago said...

ARM: "How do you think 11 hours of testimony under oath would have gone for the great communicator?"

tsk tsk tsk

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

"The Canadian public health care system has tested more people for Coronavirus in one province than the United States has managed in total."

Andrew said...

If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at Joe Biden's campaign merchandise website. This is an official page. Biden's Twitter account linked to the online store. I can't imagine how anyone thought this was a good idea.

https://store.joebiden.com/new-arrivals

Examples:
- a T-shirt that says, "Joe & Amy & Beto & Pete. And me. Beat Trump."
- a button that says, "Folks." That's it, just "Folks."
- other buttons: "God Love Ya." "Here's the Deal." "Honest to Goodness."
- both a button and a cup cooler with a picture of Biden as a very young man (which made me instantly think of how old he looks now).
- a "No Malarkey" mug that changes color.

Honestly, it reminds me of the Jeb! campaign. And we know how much fun Trump had with that.


narciso said...

Hes at captain pike level of awareness.

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Drago said...

Mark: "I remember when McCain threw his campaign away."

The McCain was the first campaign in American history where the candidate from a particular party secretly wanted to destroy his own party and align with his opponents...except not so "secretly".

narciso said...

'What a maroon' bugs would say.

Drago said...

ARM: ""The Canadian public health care system has tested more people for Coronavirus in one province than the United States has managed in total."

Indeed. The obama admin never should have changed the rules for test kit development from multiple labs all the way down to just one lab, controlled completely by the federal govt...with all the "efficiency" of the Post Office.

So its a good thing last week the Trump administration changed the rules back to the Pre-obama/biden rules which now allows many new organizations and labs to rapidly develop test kits so that the US will no longer be so slow to respond.

Thank you President Trump. We all know it will certainly take more than 4 years to correct all the mistakes of the dems who are desperately hoping for tens of thousands of deaths so the OrangeManBad will go away, so its on to 4 More Years!

FullMoon said...

New York state just began it's ban on single use plastic bags.

Ends up the re-usable, environmentally friendly bags are germ spreaders.

NY Post has called on Cuomo to suspend the ban and allow plastics again.

3/5/20, 9:55 PM


Tell ya what will happen. Store gonna charge you for a thicker bag. At first, everybody will treat the bags with care and bring them back to use on next shopping trip. Frequently, bag left in car, so ya buy another bag or two or three. After a while cost of bag is just accepted by most people and they end up in trash, just like before.

That is the California experience. Personally, I keep a free sturdy banana box from Costco in the trunk. Bring shopping cart full of stuff from store to car and put in the box, carry box into house..


narciso said...

curious that

Sebastian said...

"Then go watch this post Super Tuesday CBS interview with Joe B."

OMG.

Hey, Althouse! Do you still want "competent" and "serious"?

Skeptical Voter said...

You can fill that Biden Cup Cooler with a can of Malarkey. I understand it's a good craft beer from Delaware.

Drago said...

Sebastian: "Hey, Althouse! Do you still want "competent" and "serious"?"

Shhhhhh!

Can't you see ARM is busily trying to change the subject away from Dementia Joe? ARM's thankless job is difficult enough without you messing it up by mentioning the all too obvious.

BTW, did you happen to catch the interviews with Democrats/Biden supporters outside Slow Joe's little gathering the other day? You know, where even all the dem voters are saying they are very worried about Slow Joe's dementia.

Ouch.

One of them even said that after that performance she would not be able to vote for him given how obvious his ailment is.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Extremely Un-Slow-Joe-like.

You know as well as anyone, that's just because of all the amphetamines, Ritalin, uppers and cocaine that Trump does. Some of us prefer our presidents relatively drug-free.

Hey, it's not like it's unprecedented among right-wing "leadership." The Nazis were notorious speed freaks. And then you've got Limblaugh.

But think about the example you're setting for "the children." LOL.

Rory said...

Doc Martin has turned up on the streaming Roku Channel.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Poor ARM, reduced to sourly hoping that the economy crashes and millions die of the Corona virus. Please, Gaia, make all Americans as miserable as ARM is all the time! The Dems have an election to win!

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Speaking of misery, here's Ritmo!

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

OrangeManBad

Is he really just "bad?" It seems OrangeManRapist is more descriptive. Or OrangeManGroper?

OrangeBoy would be even more accurate, though.

Orange Boy needs his chemical stimulants and Twitter fix.

OrangeBoy not really figuring out how to president too well.

OrangeBoySpeedFreak.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Speaking of misery, here's Ritmo!

That's funny you see me that way. And yet, unlike you, I never claimed a need for a president (let alone one as unhinged as Trump) to make it possible for me to get married, become financially solvent or attain personal fulfillment.

So it sounds like you're projecting. Big Time.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Is he really just "bad?" It seems OrangeManRapist is more descriptive. Or OrangeManGroper?"

I can see why you'd have to go with that given Slow Joe's on camera "action" with little girls and with Billy Clinton's tearful confession re: Monica that came out today.

Really, what else have you got now that Bernie has been smacked around by the dem establishment again like the little b**** that he is.

You know, now that this exact scenario has happened twice, I've come to the reluctant conclusion that he actually likes it.....and is expecting a 4th house to be heading his way from his masters.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "OrangeBoy would be even more accurate, though"

Worth a try.

See if you can get it to catch on.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Another nickname would be: The Craptastic Captain Coronavirus.

Hell, you could put a skipper's hat on him and everything. Make him look as much like the very Hugh Heffner from whom he derives every cue on how to age disgracefully - while in office and everything!

narciso said...

On pluto tv theres dr who, leverage british tv some sci fi, james bond among others

narciso said...

The times now pretending they care about the soviets

Drago said...

All kidding aside, just how many democrat consultants are currently crying in their soup over the failure of Mikey to launch?

I'm betting there were quite a few significant purchases made with the assurance his campaign was going to go on for a long time.

narciso said...

No thats lizs turn for the dacha

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Another nickname would be: The Craptastic Captain Coronavirus."

Hmmmmmm, Army Captain level or Navy Captain level?

There's quite a difference you know.

narciso said...

He kept them in clover through the holidays

D. said...

>"The Canadian public health care system has tested more people for Coronavirus in one province than the United States has managed in total."<

swine flu you

William said...

I saw Marriage Story on Netflix. It got good reviews and had Scarlet Johansson, so why not. I got through it in one try, but it's relentlessly downbeat. Scarlet doesn't play a vinyl vixen with superpowers, but rather a talented actress who wants to be known for something more than a great body. Her husband, Adam Driver, is a talented and intense off Broadway director who appreciates and nurtures her talents as an actress but doesn't understand her needs and ambitions as a woman. You get to watch two hours of their marriage falling apart.....I'd much rather see Scarlet Johansson playing a vinyl vixen with superpowers, but you can't always get what you want....The actors and director were all divorced, and I guess the movie dramatizes the trauma of their divorces. It should be titled Beverly Hills Divorce Story. You might think that good looking people with lots of money and interesting jobs don't suffer, but this movie will set you straight. I've rarely seen such anguish and sorrow. I hope Hollywood continues to make movies that dramatize the plight and pains of those in the entertainment industry. We're better people after seeing such movies.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

I can see why you'd have to go with that given Slow Joe's on camera "action" with little girls and with Billy Clinton's tearful confession re: Monica that came out today.

I dare you to ask suburban women whom they'd rather keep their daughters out of a closed room with.

Rural women (Trump voters)? That's a different story. They're used to husbands who'd do it with barnyard animals.

Really, what else have you got now that Bernie has been smacked around by the dem establishment again like the little b**** that he is.

You can't really blame the DNC for what the polls and the voters wanted, now. As scary as that outcome apparently always was to Trump.

You know, now that this exact scenario has happened twice, I've come to the reluctant conclusion that he actually likes it.....and is expecting a 4th house to be heading his way from his masters.

It's nice to know you're as big a liar as Trump was and hated Bernie all along. Simply promoting him because you thought he was the more beatable candidate. A president as weak as Trump needs to have a say in whom he's able to compete against. And he needs you to do it for him, too.

walter said...
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Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "I dare you to ask suburban women whom they'd rather keep their daughters out of a closed room with."

Do I get to explain to them the genesis of my question, or do I have to just walk right up and pop that question?

I mean, that's a tall order.

Am I allowed to ask in any venue, or are their limitations? I'm going to immediately make a command decision that precludes my pretending to identify as female and ask them while in the Ladies Room.

walter said...

Biden makes PPT very conflicted due to his ageism but desire to protect Sloe Joe.

Inga said...

"The Canadian public health care system has tested more people for Coronavirus in one province than the United States has managed in total."

Even with that awful socialized medicine, go figure!

D. said...

>Rural women (Trump voters)? That's a different story. They're used to husbands who'd do it with barnyard animals. <

You people are sick. Helicopter ride for you.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

illiterate walter misspells "slow"

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Trump or Biden. Who's the biggest (more likely) rapist?

No trick question. Answer quick. One or the other. Five seconds.

Four..

Three..

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "It's nice to know you're as big a liar as Trump was and hated Bernie all along."

What does like or dislike have to do with recognizing some populist/anti-establishment approach overlap between the two?

I can, for instance, say I greatly appreciated Jimmy Carters recommended govt reforms and, in particular, his ideas for zero-based budgeting. Great ideas really.

Besides, Bernie had already significantly modified his populist positions to suit the dem base in order to run in their party, primarily on immigration.

Bernie had spent the previous several decades recognizing the obvious: open borders crushes the wages for those workers at the lowest rung of the work ladder.

Mark said...

What's really cool is that you can go to Google Maps street view and tour Portwenn.

Sebastian said...

Drago: "she would not be able to vote for him given how obvious his ailment is."

It is obvious. But Dems are stuck: regular voters may stay home, but the party faithful have to press on, grimly, desperately. Because Joe is so obviously losing his grip, they'll have to double down on the TDS. Expect more craziness.

walter said...

resident Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...
illiterate walter misspells "slow"
--
Ewe got mee!

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Biden's great. He reminds women that there are guys who are just cute and clumsy, like Joe. And guys who are downright creepy, like Trump.

It might be the "mee toooo" era where everyone's offensive no matter who they are or what they do but in the battle between two old white guys, which one do you think creeps women out more?

Way more.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Trump or Biden. Who's the biggest (more likely) rapist?"

I'm going to go with neither, since both are innocent of that ridiculous charge.

But then again, when you've spent 4 years convincing yourself it has to be true, I guess its hard to move off that position.

The FBI fielded over 5,000 claims from women that Brett Kavanaugh raped them. So many on the left believe them all.

I'm going to have stick on my "didn't happen" position.

narciso said...

indeed

walter said...

While flingin' the usual shit, PPT, step up and defend yer other fave elder, Schumer.

William said...

Well they asked Obama who he'd want his daughter to intern with.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Biden's great. He reminds women that there are guys who are just cute and clumsy, like Joe. And guys who are downright creepy, like Trump."

Then you're all set! Things are looking good for Team Dem.

Sounds like Trump has no path to 270.

Better start planning the Dem Victory Party now before all the good stuff is yanked off the shelves.

D. said...

> He reminds women that there are guys who are just cute and clumsy, like Joe.<

oh look the clown speaks for the whinemen.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Bernie had spent the previous several decades recognizing the obvious: open borders crushes the wages for those workers at the lowest rung of the work ladder.

A thought that escaped (and still escapes) almost the entire Republican establishment.

But here's the kicker: grifting onto a Wall Street first economy as they are all (including Trumpster) remain addicted to also fucks over those "workers at the lowest rung of the work ladder."

If only those coal miners were Republican donors. But alas, they are poor fucks and nowhere near rich enough for that game.

walter said...

Wow..a few days ago, PPTc was pissing on (now) "cute and clumsy" Joe.
Go figure..

Unknown said...

Spock explains the mind-meld as if the first time, even though he's done it in each of the last 100 episodes.

Old-school episodic TV. No story arcs, every show is completely self-contained. The prime-time-soaps and Hillstreet Blues made the past a different country..

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

I'm going to go with neither, since both are innocent of that ridiculous charge.

Wise choice, grasshopper. Chosen well.

However, there is that problem of Trump grabbing his daughter's ass when they hug and stating that the thing they had most in common was "sex." Which are things that even Joe Biden wouldn't do.

I mean, incest kind of crosses some line, doesn't it? Even for a Republican? Who shits where he eats?

At some point there are clear conflicts of interest.

D. said...

>If only those coal miners were <

learning to code per Sloe Joe clown!!11!!

Inga said...

“Indeed. The obama admin never should have changed the rules for test kit development from multiple labs all the way down to just one lab, controlled completely by the federal govt...with all the "efficiency" of the Post Office.

So its a good thing last week the Trump administration changed the rules back to the Pre-obama/biden rules which now allows many new organizations and labs to rapidly develop test kits so that the US will no longer be so slow to respond.”
—————————————————
“As concerns about the lack of testing capacity have grown, Trump administration officials have repeatedly suggested that policies put in place during the Obama presidency slowed the authorization for private labs run by companies, universities and hospitals. But a former senior FDA official rejected that claim.

“The law gives the agency the ability to tailor its response in an emergency, which is what we did and is what FDA should be doing now,” said Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, an FDA official during the Obama administration who is now a vice dean at the Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Traditionally, the FDA has not regulated tests developed by private labs. During the Obama administration, some public health experts expressed concerns about the lack of oversight of genetic tests for high-risk diseases and conditions. The agency drafted a proposal to oversee some of those tests, but it was never implemented. And it did not apply to the agency's powers during public health emergencies.”

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/article240939601.html#storylink=cpy

Arashi said...

Spring is near, the snow is melting, WuhFlu is killing everybody in the Seattle area (all several million of us), but all is well. The Democrats are going to nominate an old white guy with full blown dementia, who will win the general election and make the world right again.

I don't know what the hell the DNC and their supporters are smoking, but that is some damn good shit and they should shae with the rest of us.

Maybe I need to stock up on some Jorden Almonds? In case they do share.. :)

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Everythin'gs relative, walter.

Just a few years ago you people were calling Trump an unpresidential liar.

Or you would have, had you been actually voicing what you were all thinking.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "A thought that escaped (and still escapes) almost the entire Republican establishment."

No kidding.

HoaxPPT: "But here's the kicker: grifting onto a Wall Street first economy as they are all (including Trumpster) remain addicted to also fucks over those "workers at the lowest rung of the work ladder."

Hardly. It's just something very visible that he likes to reference because everyone can see it. He certainly does NOT talk about that as much as he talks about employment/unemployment/wages.

Gallup shows 90% of people think their lives will be better in the coming year. The dems have to come up with something to attack that with something other than "you are all just idiots and don't realize how bad your lives really are".

That's where, I think, Bernie would have been more effective.

I do indeed think Bernie would have been a tougher out for Trump specifically because I think Bernie plays better in the upper industrial midwest.

Biden is going to come riding in representing the "3rd term of obama" but Trump won because he flipped so very many of those 2-time and 1-time obama voters in those regions....for a reason.

And those voters appear to have solidified behind Trump...at least up to now (anything can change).

On top of that why did Biden pull that idiot Beto ("hell yes we are coming for your guns") up to the stage and then declare him to be Potential Biden Admin Gun Control Czar?

What was that?

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Then you're all set! Things are looking good for Team Dem.

Well, at least they've got the anti-sex harasser vote locked down. It's a start.

D. said...

> Which are things that even Joe Biden wouldn't do. <

Sloe Joe likes to taunt female SS agents by swimming nude clown.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Hardly. It's just something very visible that he likes to reference because everyone can see it.

Can they see thousand-point swings from day to day or have they normalized that as if the markets should be as bipolar and strung-out and unstable and volatile as their stupid POTUS leader?

Mark said...

What's interesting is that in the Enterprise Era, mind melds are considered obscene in Vulcan culture.

Drago said...

Inga: " But a former senior FDA official rejected that claim."

LOLOLOLOLOL

Former senior FDA official in the obama admin denies obama admin did anything wrong!!

New England Patriots organization deny New England Patriots employees were engaging in illegal spying on opponents....up until the moment they admitted it!

And Adam Schiff still insists he has proof beyond a shadow of a doubt of Trump/Russia collusion!!....he just forgot to include it in the Articles of Sham-Wow-Peachment!

Darn it!

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

I do indeed think Bernie would have been a tougher out for Trump specifically because I think Bernie plays better in the upper industrial midwest.

This isn't over. We'll find out whether that's true in the coming days and weeks.

D. said...

>Just a few years ago you people were calling Trump an unpresidential liar.<

If you have your lying president you keep your lying president x 25

walter said...

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...
Everythin'gs relative, walter.
--
Typo excluded, a very rare point of agreement.
Unfortunately, you wind up on the fail end in the aggregate as well as regarding yer own biases.
Sad!

Mark said...

So, Ritmo and Drago and Inga --

Read any good books lately?

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Biden is going to come riding in representing the "3rd term of obama" but Trump won because he flipped so very many of those 2-time and 1-time obama voters in those regions....for a reason.

True.

But it's possible that reason was "Hillary," an idiotic pussy witch who was too fucking chicken to even campaign there because her brain fart trust told her it would activate more Trump support against her than pro-Hillary votes.

narciso said...

Well its the ultimate invasion of privacy, like a tool of interrogation.

narciso said...

But they dont explain how it could happen, how could tactile contact form a relay powerful enough.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Can they see thousand-point swings from day to day or have they normalized that as if the markets should be as bipolar and strung-out and unstable and volatile as their stupid POTUS leader?"

First off, these are thousand point swings in a much higher market and thus represent a lower % of the total. A thousand point swing in 2000 (a 10,000 market) would represent something far greater.

And yeah, the market is skittish due to the EU recession (Germany/France are both in real economic trouble), the China slowdown and its impacts to US businesses.

Think of all the tourism/travel/entertainment businesses being slammed because of the virus.

The fed didn't help by Powell and crew holding US interest rates 4 times higher than the rest of the industrialized West and then suddenly dropping 50 basis points and signalling even more.

Arashi said...

So what do the DNC and dem elites do when their chosen one, Dementia Joe, has his first complete meltdown in a public setting and it becomes obvious to everybody that he needs to be in a facility, or his home, under 24/7 care by trained medical folks?

Do they drag out Hillary? Michelle? Oprah? An as yet un-named champion of the working people and minorities?

I am sure Inga and Ritmo know the answer - but will they share?

reader said...

We will be victorious!

Drago said...

Mark: "Read any good books lately?"

Just finishing up "Harnessing Our Digital Future: Machine Platform Crowd".

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "But it's possible that reason was "Hillary," an idiotic pussy witch who was too fucking chicken to even campaign there because her brain fart trust told her it would activate more Trump support against her than pro-Hillary votes."

Stop it, you're killing me!

Ken B said...

Folks, Althouse might vote for him but she does not like Biden. Look at her reaction to his campaign announcement. Or her overreaction to his anti Pete ad.

Unknown said...

Just finishing up "Harnessing Our Digital Future: Machine Platform Crowd".

Saw that as Harassing Our Digital Future: Machine Platform Crowd -- and that makes sense too.

Narr said...

So if the entire Republican establishment were smart, like Bernie and his little fluffer here, they would realize that open borders drive down wages at the low end. Man, where would capitalists be if they didn't have people like Fluffer here to help them figure out their interests?

"But here's the kicker: grifting onto a Wall Street first economy as they are all (including Trumpster) remain addicted to also fucks over those [low paid workers]."

Is English your first language?

Narr
I'll check back in the morning

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

I don't know Arashi. Trump's dementia has been pretty bad since 2012 and getting worse. And that doesn't seem to hurt him so between him and Biden it's a wash.

But I applaud your reminding us that Democrats generally have better standards and expectations. They usually do.

But in the Trump era, they don't need to. No one needs to. We learned that from you.

Unknown said...

Folks, Althouse might vote for him but she does not like Biden.

Well it's like the old joke about What do you call the guy who graduates at the bottom of his medical school class?: A vote for a guy you don't like counts the same as the for for a guy you love.

Drago said...

Arashi: "So what do the DNC and dem elites do when their chosen one, Dementia Joe, has his first complete meltdown in a public setting and it becomes obvious to everybody that he needs to be in a facility, or his home, under 24/7 care by trained medical folks?"

He sort of already had one with that vegan protestor who stormed the stage.

Joe was facing away from the crowd and frozen and Jill could be heard (while putting her hands firmly on him): "you're okay.....you're okay....) with Joe not saying anything.

It will be interesting to see how his handlers handle him going forward.

I think this is one of the key reasons the DNC crapped all over Tulsi again (besides her being a super secret russian agent, right Inga?), they didn't want to add complexity to a reduced dem debate stage where Tulsi would be challenging Biden's record on wars and corporate corruption, etc.

Ken B said...

Mark
Some people don’t read books.

A good one I just finished is Our Man in Charleston, a very good book about Britain's consul in Charleston at the start of the civil war.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Stop it, you're killing me!

A video of Michael Moore from the last week or two relates the difficulty he had finding "Hillary!" signs in Michigan. A campaign operative told him that was deliberate and admitted that lawn signs for her would activate more Trump support against her than it would generate anything that would work in her favor.

I'm not sure what's more pathetic. That fact (if it is a fact) or the fact that that's the kind of utterly defenseless defensive campaign they deliberately ran as a result.

Either way, it's good she didn't win if for no reason than that alone.

narciso said...

Thats interesting, the european angle on the civil war like that book by amanda forema was fascinating if not overstuffed.

Mark said...

Now your turn, Ritmo.

Try to act like a normal human being. Stop with the OCD and name a book.

Ken B said...

Inghoul

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "I don't know Arashi. Trump's dementia has been pretty bad since 2012 and getting worse. And that doesn't seem to hurt him so between him and Biden it's a wash."

You're better than that. I realize its the new necessary dem talking point but its not gonna fly.

Anyway, if I were the dem brain trust setting up the Biden Campaign for the post-convention, I would already suspect that Trump will not go along with all the debate formats that other republicans agreed to: debates led by dem activist journalists who clearly coordinate their questions with the dem narratives.

So here's what I would do in my machiavellian way: I would craft debate proposals that are even MORE in the dems favor than usual knowing that Trump is more than confident enough to tell me to go pound sand. I would keep making it worse and worse until the Trump team has to say forgeddaboutit! Then, simply use that as the reason for why Slow Joe ain't gonna be on stage with that fraidy-cat Trump!

narciso said...

It doesnt have to be a recent book but it had to have been one that gave a new perspective on things.

walter said...

Poor PPT, forced to make distinctions between elder candidates he would much rather pillow out.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Either way, it's good she didn't win if for no reason than that alone."

Lots of good came from her defeat (and it was also a republican establishment defeat; not just Trump beating the gang of 15 including the moron Jeb, but also Hillary since the republican establishment got behind her as well).

Which is why I don't get Bernie. Okay okay, he hates Trump and everything Trump stands for. Yadda yadda yadda. We get it.

But Trump exposed the corrupt and venal establishment and their Stasi-like spy state ways which is EXACTLY what Bernie has been screaming about as well.

Bernie should have jumped on that and screamed bloody murder from day one about Biden and crew. If he had really really fought it might have made a difference on Super Thursd...Tuesday.

Bernie was just too old.

60 year old Bernie would have been fighting like mad.

Inga said...

“Trump's dementia has been pretty bad since 2012 and getting worse. And that doesn't seem to hurt him so between him and Biden it's a wash.”

Exactly.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

There's nothing new under the sun.

I like memoirs. Usually by good writers who just recently happened into farming.

There's a cleansing quality in getting back to the land. More Americans should do it. More politicians should treat them as if our lives depended on it.

At least five fall into that category. Plus related cooking memoirs.

A movie version of one of them was particularly poignant.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

..elder candidates he would much rather pillow out.

I've got to admit, no one pillowed himself out as nicely as Scalia.

It was glorious. I hope he went as peacefully as the effect this news had on me.

effinayright said...

@ Drooling and deranged PPT:

If I had a dollar for every brain you DON'T have, I would have...ONE DOLLAR.


(hat tip to Squidward on Spongebob)

Arashi said...

Nope - Bernie is the ultimate poser. The whole commie\socialist thing is just a schtick. All sturm und drang. He is as big of an ass kissing corporate whore as the rest of them.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Trump's dementia has been pretty bad since 2012 and getting worse. And that doesn't seem to hurt him so between him and Biden it's a wash.”

Inga: "Exactly."

LOL

Then why haven't the dems fought on that issue? Because on top of everything else they've conjured up over the last 4 years, every one of which you parroted mindlessly, they've cried wolf 4,739 times too many.

Now because of Biden you're forced to try and create an equivalence that just isn't there.

Which is why I'm pleased to see you running with that.

It's just one more thing normal persuadable people look at and say: hey, I don't love this Trump guy but after the russia lies and the dossier lies and Kavanaugh gang rape lies and all the other lies....meh. I guess things are going pretty well so........

Unknown said...

Skyclad (Fate's Anvil Book 1)
by Scott Browder

Fresh off of finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her (with the co-worker whose shift she is covering!), Morgan Mackenzie decides that a night on the town would be about right, and good revenge. Unfortunately, as she cleans up before dressing to the nines, her bathtub falls through an interdimensional rift leaving her stranded, naked (but for her loofah), in a very hostile alien forest. Luckily, her bathtub drops on a nest of Giant Eagles leading to her first communication from "The System" that rules her new world:

She still held her loofah scrubby in one hand, and raised it to her face in a partially successful attempt to mask the stench of the nest with the familiar smells of her favorite body wash products. She looked around in confusion, battling through the sheer shock and surprise of her situation to try to make some sort of sense out of where she was. Her confusion was promptly renewed, though, as within moments of her landing she felt rather than heard a chiming DING! inside her head, followed immediately by two more sensations, exactly the same as the first. Just as she opened her mouth to blindly repeat her utterance, her attention was stolen by ethereal silvery text spilling itself across the center of her sight.

You have defeated [Giant Eagle Hatchling (Lvl - 1)]
For earning your victory while [Naked] and [Unequipped], experience gain doubled.
+40 experience gained.

You have defeated [Giant Eagle Hatchling (Lvl - 1)]
For earning your victory while [Naked] and [Unequipped], experience gain doubled.
+40 experience gained.

You have defeated [Giant Eagle Hatchling (Lvl - 2)]
For earning your victory while [Naked] and [Unequipped], experience gain doubled.
+70 experience gained.


As an increasingly confused Morgan gazed slack-jawed at the words superimposed over her vision, they quickly began to fade. As several extremely un-ladylike expletives exploded into the silent trees, an even more intense DING! slammed into her mind like a gold and silver starburst.

You have reached Level 2! Health and Status partially restored!

For reaching this milestone while [Naked] and [Unequipped], rewarded points doubled.

10 distributable Stat Points awarded.
10 Skill Points awarded.

Skill purchases unlocked! (Check available skills through your Status Menu)

As interesting as she found these new messages, Morgan didn't have time to properly consider the information.


This is a good but somewhat frustrating book. From the Amazon blurb, I was expecting a romp. It's not a romp. While the situation is set up with dry humor, that surfaces a number of times during the narrative, it's not a sex comedy, and Morgan's leveling-up along the path of naked combat on which she finds herself is preparation for the serious task of liberating her new world from the bane of mind slavery: The biggest offense against The System because it deprives an individual of a personal story, and Story is The System's highest value.

The frustrating part of the book is that it is largely concerned with bringing Morgan up-to-speed, before putting her in touch with the other important characters, including several more world-walkers from our reality. This is interlarded with repetitive (though often breezily humorous) messages from The System, and a series of solo triumphs that don't really advance the overall plot. The segments we get from the Oracle and the other world-walkers are much tighter and run through *their* System interactions at much less length. In the end, the book's strengths do outweigh the slow build and we do end the book with all the players on the table, and I expect the next installment (which I will pick up) to get moving a bit quicker.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Then why haven't the dems fought on that issue?

Probably because they respect the will of the people.

You guys should try it sometime, instead of constantly tricking them into believing that what your donors want is good for them.

walter said...

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...
..elder candidates he would much rather pillow out.
--
I've got to admit, no one pillowed himself out as nicely as Scalia.
It was glorious. I hope he went as peacefully as the effect this news had on me.

--
If not clearly leaning Left, you'd get a Fed work-over for that.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

It's just one more thing normal persuadable people look at and say: hey, I don't love this Trump guy but after the russia lies and the dossier lies and Kavanaugh gang rape lies and all the other lies...

INCLUDING THE 16,000+ lies that Trump has TOLD SINCE THE BIRTHER MOVEMENT AND WHITE HOUSE OCCUPANCY!!!

It's like you know how dishonest President Windmill Cancer is and yet still want to market his credibility.

Hey, I guess calling out an establishment on just one thing or another really does get you that far.

Arashi said...

"The dems respect the will of the people" In what universe, as they certainly do not in the one we are currently residing in.

Again - what the hell are you smoking, and more importantly, why won't you share? Cheap bastard.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

If not clearly leaning Left, you'd get a Fed work-over for that.

At least every day Achilles chimes in to remind us of the civil war he's preparing for. And the "second amendment remedies" that right-wingers in general love to chirp about.

I don't see any federal visits over that.

You can't call what Chuck Schumer said a threat if he was just repeating Kavanaugh's threat... I mean, Kavanaugh's words.

Threatening to do what, anyway? Start a tornado?

Lol.

Mark said...

My Life As A Beet Farmer.

More exciting than accountancy, I guess.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

"The dems respect the will of the people" In what universe, as they certainly do not in the one we are currently residing in.

The one where throwing Americans off of healthcare coverage and lowering the minimum wage and poisoning the waterways actually polls badly. You should try visiting that America. Or stay in your enclave with the other 30 per centers.

walter said...

Look out,
PPTP is gettin' BOLD!
(you should be managing CPAP's for your folks)

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Probably because they respect the will of the people."

Not gonna fly after a 4 year coup attempt.

Of course, what began as simply a way to ensure that Trump would be the nominee and easily defeated because hey, he's a NY developer!! With stuff around the globe! You just know that he's as corrupt as the day is long and I'll bet there is a paper trail a hundred miles wide that will lead us to the obvious corruption and bingo: Trump campaign collapses!

Hurrah!!

Oh that obama and Clapper and Brennan and Comey are just so darn Establishment "smart"!

But then, after about a year of spying pre-election (yes, Durham will find that Mifsud and Halper and the rest were called into action in late 2015, not mid-2016 (you can hold me to that prediction)) OMG that darn Trump got the nomination and we can't find a paper trail a mile wide on corruption!!

And note well: in 2015 the actions by the CIA under Brennan were long before he knew who the nominee would be which means........(drum roll)...those actions could be weaponized against ANY republican nominee!!

Gee, that FISA 702 power was just too much to resist, wasn't it?

So now it's Steele dossier frame up time! Get me those FISA warrants on Carter Page! But he's not a russian agent! So what, pretend he is and doctor some info on him. Whose gonna know?

And off to the races.

This is all the same crap that the establishment knows Bernie would come down on like a ton of bricks too....so presto chango, Putin wants Bernie to win too! (helpfully leaked just weeks before Super Thursd...Tuesday).

Mark said...

Can someone solve this mystery for me?

Why are they selling potato chips in bigger bags these days?

And why, oh, why do they crush them so that when you first open the bag, it is half filled with crumbs already?

Why do they do that? Is it some new federal regulation?

Mark said...

Even with Pringles, I have to gently shake three or four canisters to see how much they rattle before I can find one where the chips are all fairly intact.

walter said...

Is Achilles a US Senator?
What?

Achilles said...

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...
I do indeed think Bernie would have been a tougher out for Trump specifically because I think Bernie plays better in the upper industrial midwest.

This isn't over. We'll find out whether that's true in the coming days and weeks.

Do you really think Bernie wants to win?

If Warren had dropped out and endorsed Bernie like beto/harris/klobuchar and all the other obvious tools endorsed Biden Bernie is easily leading right now. The fix is in and Warren, who still wont endorse Bernie, is obviously in on it.

Trump was in exactly the same position as Bernie 4 years ago. If Bernie wanted the nomination he would be threatening to go 3rd party like Trump did. He would be a stronger candidate than Biden.

The funny thing is Bernie isn't even officially in the democrat party. He could tell the DNC to eat shit and start a new party and it would be bigger than what is left of the DNC now.

And he should.

Why doesn't he?

Arashi said...

Poisoning waterways? Where is this occuring 3PT. Where? if this was ocurring in the US, and it was becasue of the current administration, I am fairly certain the msm would be howling about it 24/7. That they are not means it is most likely another lie.

Again, what are you smoking? Maybe you should stop and get some fresh air.

Drago said...

Mark: "Can someone solve this mystery for me?

Why are they selling potato chips in bigger bags these days?"

Ha!

I actually know something about this as extended family members happen to work for a large and well known potato chip maker in the midwest.

The bags are packed to full at the factory and then the jostling about as they enter the distribution chain causes a few to break and all of them to "settle" deeper into the bag making it seem as though the bags are too big for the volume of chips.

Not to worry though! Packed by weight.

Inga said...

“So, Ritmo and Drago and Inga --

Read any good books lately?”

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Not gonna fly after a 4 year coup attempt.

If impeaching a bribery specialist is a coup then don't ya think they would have written Article II, Section 4 to say "coup."

The rest of what you wrote is long, and I have even less Ritalin in my system than Trump. And you know how much he doesn't like to read anyway.

Mark said...

I see that Romney is now suddenly incurious and against issuing subpoenas to get answers.

Unknown said...

Even with Pringles, I have to gently shake three or four canisters to see how much they rattle before I can find one where the chips are all fairly intact.

Well, there you go: The guys before you did the same thing!

Original Mike said...

"Wouldn't a Trump town hall in Venezuela be great? He could convince them to drop socialism just like he convinced little Kim to give up nukes and communist dictatorships."

Yeah, I don't think they'd take much convincing.

narciso said...

Comeon now, if romney even had the inkling to allow a subpoena cofer would drop some pointed hints.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "If impeaching a bribery specialist is a coup then don't ya think they would have written Article II, Section 4 to say "coup.""

You're going to have spend more time justifying the actions of these cats from 2015 on.

You don't get to rewrite the rules and pretend something is criminal that isn't 4 years later to justify the previous 4 years.

The hoax phone call problem was simply a conjured up stand-in for the already constructed Mueller/Weissman ploy which collapsed.

All Trump has to do is run ads on a loop with Biden bragging about his quid pro quo to protect his cokehead son.

FullMoon said...

Dr. Ritmo in da house.

Oh, wait, didn't quite finish med school.

Nevermind, but keep up the good work...in the cubicle.

Been reported to HR for harassing women lately, or learned your lesson after the "incident?"

Arashi said...

3PT, I don't think you are supposed to smoke the Ritalin. It appears that might be really bad for you. Maybe you should stop and seek professional assistance.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Maybe you should stop and get some fresh air.

Just one example of how dirty Trump makes his "cleanest" of air.

As for waterways: just one (horrifying, as usual) example. There are others, of course. With him, there always are.

Drago said...

ARM: ""Wouldn't a Trump town hall in Venezuela be great? He could convince them to drop socialism just like he convinced little Kim to give up nukes and communist dictatorships.""

There would be alot of empty seats because so many of them have fled the People's Paradise of Venezuela.

The UN currently estimates 3.4 Million Venezuelans have fled the country.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Maybe you should stop and get some fresh air.

Just one example of how dirty Trump makes his "cleanest" of air.

As for waterways: just one (horrifying, as usual) example. There are others, of course. With him, there always are."

Again, then it should be easy to play that up and defeat him. It's all good. It's not like you'll have to cajole the media to run anti-Trump stories!

Achilles said...

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

You can't call what Chuck Schumer said a threat if he was just repeating Kavanaugh's threat... I mean, Kavanaugh's words.


That is blatantly dishonest.

Kavanaugh said:

"For decades to come I fear the country will reap the whirlwind. The behavior of several of the Democratic members of this committee at my hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment, but at least it was a good old-fashioned attempt at working. Those efforts didn’t work. When I did at least okay enough at the hearings that it looked like I might actually get confirmed a new tactic was needed. Some of you were lying in wait and had it ready."

Schumer said:

“I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”


You can retract or you can be a piece of shit.

Arashi said...

Dude, DJT has not been the President for 20 years. That would include the light bringer obama, your hero and savior, and the rest of the deep state - the people trying to get rid of DJT.

Mark said...

They have withdrawn the voter initiative to legalize prostitution in the nation's capital.

Now Capitol Hill remains as the only place in D.C. where whoring is legal.

narciso said...

Heh, thats about right,

Achilles said...

Mark said...
I see that Romney is now suddenly incurious and against issuing subpoenas to get answers.

Well duh.

Mitt had family and friends "working" in Ukraine too.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Again, then it should be easy to play that up and defeat him.

Science doesn't sell.

Unless you can sell the instruments that measure the things the science looks into to the public, their interest is not enough to sway elections. And they will allow the lobbyists to confuse them by saying, "It's too complicated for anyone to know anything about your safety when it comes to the things we sell!"

You know it.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "The rest of what you wrote is long, and I have even less Ritalin in my system than Trump. And you know how much he doesn't like to read anyway."

LOL No worries.

But as for reading, let me draw your attention to this, written long before Trump was a republican candidate and, thus, simply reporting what they saw.

From the LA Times in 2011:

https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/05/donald-trump-i-understand-the-chinese-mind.html

"Donald Trump recently reeled off an impressive list of Chinese books that he has read over the years that has helped him understand the nation and people that he does business with.

"I've read hundreds of books about China over the decades," Trump told Xinhua, the official news agency of the People's Republic of China.

"I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind," said the billionaire, who has continually stated that if he were president he would levy a 25% tax on Chinese imports.

Asked to name any of his favorite tomes on China, Trump reportedly listed the following 20 books right off the top of his head.

1. "The Party" by Richard McGregor
2. "On China" by Henry Kissinger
3. "Mao: The Untold Story" by Jung Chang
4. "Tide Players" by Jianying Zha
5. "One Billion Customers" by James McGregor
6. "The Coming China Wars" by Peter W. Navarro
7. "The Beijing Consensus" by Stefan Halper
8. "China CEO" by Juan Antonio Fernandez and Laurie Underwood
9. "Poorly Made in China" by Paul Midler
10. "CHINA: Portrait of a People" by Tom Carter
11. "The Man Who Loved China" by Simon Winchester
12. "China Shakes the World" by James Kynge
13. "Mr. China" by Tim Clissold
14. "Country Driving" by Peter Hessler
15. "The Dragon's Gift" by Deborah Brautigam
16. "Factory Girls" by Leslie T. Chang
17. "The Heavenly Man" by Brother Yun
18. "1421" by Gavin Menzies
19. "Seven Years in Tibet" by Heinrich Harrer
20. "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua"

Further, you can go and pull up Trump appearances on Letterman and other shows in the 90's where Trump spends time speaking about the threat of China and what it means to the US.

Trump figured out where he stood and did his "reading" and discovery over decades and he's long known what he wants to do so now, it's simply a matter of adapting a bit here and there and executing on his vision.

This is not unlike corporate executives who have a very strong vision of where they want to take the organization.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Science doesn't sell."

It does if you're a fake "Science Guy", like Bill Nye.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

You can retract or you can be a piece of shit.

Lol. Your tantrum template is up and running. I think you call someone this on at least a few threads every day.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

HoaxPPT: "Science doesn't sell."

It does if you're a fake "Science Guy", like Bill Nye.


Bill Nye doesn't have enough money to buy one-tenth of the propaganda that Exxon-Mobil etc. do.

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

I wouldn't deny that Trump has a strong interest in China and/or what he wants to do about them.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "And they will allow the lobbyists to confuse them by saying, "It's too complicated for anyone to know anything about your safety when it comes to the things we sell!"

You know it."

Your side would be greatly helped in resolving this problem if fewer dems/lefties threw themselves at the feet of Greta Thunberg and proclaimed her the second coming of Christ and the messiah with recommendations to make her the leader of our environmental movement.

What. The. Hell. Is. That. All. About?

"Team We F'n Love Science Like A Boss!" loses alot of credibility with that kind of stuff right there. And you know that.

Drago said...

HoaxPPT: "Bill Nye doesn't have enough money to buy one-tenth of the propaganda that Exxon-Mobil etc. do."

Or China.

Or Google.

Or Steyer.

Or the Koch brothers.

Or Soros.

It has always been thus.

walter said...

Funny how formalities like "Justice" fall away quietly when Dems refer to them..

President Toilet Paper Shoe's Cooked-Up Drug Deal said...

Bill Nye has never miseducated any of the public on any scientific finding. But you go ahead and pretend that Exxon Mobil cares more about science than the money they make on what they can sell regardless of any science.

You really do believe that corporations have a benevolent interest in telling the truth about their products' harms? No matter what that does to their bottom line?

Maybe you're not really a capitalist, then.

Mark said...

He's suddenly against getting answers and in favor of obstruction.

They don't call Romney a weasel for nothing.

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