Lockdown Overnight Open Thread (LOOT)

If you had asked me yesterday who Melanie Phillips was I would have guessed she was one of The Mamas & The Papas. It turns out she is a Brit writer (not a singer) and a former liberal. The video is a 50-minute interview in which she describes her “walk-away” or “red-pill” experience.

Down below is a video featuring Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager talking about their documentary “No Safe Spaces.” If you recall “The Man Show” it turns out that Adam was the smart one.

I figure that since we’re all supposed to be on lockdown it would be a good time to watch some longer videos instead of the 5-10 minute clips I usually post. What have you got to lose? We all remember what “leisure time” was like before we had a 24/7 internet giving us constant stimulation.

If you have any videos you want to share, post ’em.

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278 Responses to Lockdown Overnight Open Thread (LOOT)

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    Dude asks the first question and she spends over 10 minutes answering it.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Crap, how did I miss you?

  3. 1539days says:

    Some of us are still working in “essential” businesses. Although, I call shenanigans on my company being essential. About 1/3 of us still have to come in, but I’m working 4 days on, 4 days off. I still don’t have a problem going out, getting fast food or groceries. However, I noticed the work-from-home and shelter-in-place people are becoming scared to leave the house because they haven’t left the house. This proves my old man correct when he told me years ago about how it was no good to stay in the house all the time.

    Because of the math involved, I’m still in favor of flatten the curve. The bad thing is that it blows a hole in so many kinds of businesses, mostly because people refuse to social distance. When restaurants were open in NY, people completely ignored the social distance stuff and they had to close. I was in a grocery store today. They had Plexiglas partitions and you had to put cash in a tray. Then the cashier just hands me my change back. Other employees were standing about 18 inches apart talking to each other. :sigh:

  4. Myiq2xu says:

    I finished Mom’s crossword from the Sun-Stroke while I was in the throne room and then I noticed an article about the you-know-what’s effect on local dairy farmers. Merced County is smackdab in the middle of California’s dairy industry. Dairy farming is different from other industries.

    You cannot increase industry-wide production overnight. If you want more milk you need more milk cows. You can’t buy cows from Amazon. It takes years to get a milk cow into the production phase.

    Cows have to be milked twice a day, every day, all year long. If you stop milking them, they stop producing, and it takes at least 9 months to get them to start again.

    You have a narrow window of time after milking the cows to do something with the milk. You cannot store it for very long, and it has to be refrigerated but not frozen.

    America is one of the only countries where people drink fresh milk. We have a whole refrigerated infrastructure for moving milk from dairies to our dinner tables. Without milk, our breakfast cereal industry would be wiped out too.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I forgot to add:

      Milk is considered hazardous waste, so if you dump it you gotta dump it properly. Dumping it in a river will get you huge fines and it will kill any fish in the water.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Interesting factoid: The milking order is determined by the cows. The bull has no say, and neither does the dairy farmer. Koresh save the cow that tries to cut in line.

    • John Denney says:

      Powdered milk.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        This. NOBODY is buying it here, I can have as much as I want. I still buy the UHT stuff (which is just fine now that I’m used to it) for the kids to have on cereal, but powdered milk is what I’m using from now on for cooking. One silver lining of all of this is that I’m re-learning how to be more frugal with food spending. I spent about 800 yesterday on groceries, which was a HUGE sticker shock–but that’s for a family of 5 (including 2 teenage boys) and it’s going to last more than a month with every single meal eaten at home, so no frittering $ away here and there on restaurants.

        See also: instant potatoes, which are not nearly as awful as I thought they would be.

        See also: we did buy fresh onions and peppers and Teenager #1 and I had a “chopping party” yesterday afternoon chopping it all up and portioning it into little Tupperwares to freeze and save for recipes so that Month #2’s meals won’t be as bland as they were during Month #1.

        See also: onion powder DOES work in a pinch.

  5. taw46 says:

    • taw46 says:

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL, I just saw a fake CNN headline: Sky Diver jumps without parachute, dies of Coronavirus.

      • lateblum says:

        I don’t know any very happy liberals, do you? Perhaps the ones in Chicago could be persuaded. There have been shootings and murders and even a man pushed off an el platform in front of an oncoming train. That happened yesterday. Also – over 20 shootings in the city. Today, a security guard accidentally shot himself and a 16 y/o girl at the Belmont (north side) station.
        Still good times in Chicago. So I guess there could be a couple of happy liberals.

    • lyn says:

      A friend wants everyone who dies tested for Covid-19.

  6. lyn says:

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  8. threewickets says:

    The HSBC Guardian is centrist neoliberal, similar to the Bloomberg NYTimes. Both Wall Street wealth establishment. The Steve Schwarzman center. Rockefeller Republicans.

  9. lyn says:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL ! Though this is the Democratic way, reward failure and punish success. Like Obama did with the banks. You betcha’ for the Dems, media is too big for them to fail. My local paper is no bigger than a local PennySaver now. They’re failing because they print sh*t stories and losing subscribers.

  10. votermom says:

    I wasn’t paying attention – why is Trump firing a bunch of Inspectors General?

  11. Mt.Laurel says:

    Came across a link to this on a techie blog :
    Fauci and Birx BOTH Have Big-Money Bill Gates Conflicts of Interest

    Includes this little nugget:
    “Add to this the fact that the Gates Foundation and related entities such as CEPI constitute the largest funders of the public-private entity known as WHO, and that its current director, Tedros Adhanom, the first WHO director in history not a medical doctor, worked for years on HIV with the Gates Foundation when Tedros was a government minister in Ethiopia, and we see that there is practically no area of the current coronavirus pandemic where the footprints of the omnipresent Gates are not to be found.”

    https://nationalfile.com/president-trump-vs-bill-gates-on-treatment-fauci-has-a-100-million-conflict-of-interest/

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not getting these attacks on Fauci and Birx? Both sides seem to be hammering them with deep state/blind loyalty connections, but don’t you think Trump would know that?

      Same with that Carrier CO who got relieved for telling the truth, but people forget if our military were a country, it would be a dictatorship. Whole different set of rules called the UCMJ.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        It was late and I was not very clear.

        I was more interested in the link between the guy at WHO and the Gates . There is a lot of anger at him in the UK , euro and other countries as he kept saying there was nothing to worry about in China and is one of the ones who called PT and others racist and alarmists. I think that is also what the geeks were getting at – Melinda and Biill and the fingers in every pot and they evidently pushed for this guy to get a job for which he is not qualified. Now I have never thought much of WHO. The ones in DC are obnoxious to the nth degree and beyond. Always putting down the USA but where do they want to live and take enjoy all the advantages of a first world life style.

        Fauci’s training should win out in tying to do the right thing regardless of his connections. One can disagree with a president without being disloyal/undermining. you can see his hesitation sometimes in figuring out what might hurt him down the line but he appears to then move back to peoples lives are more important. In the long run I think his ego would rather be remembered as doing his best in tough times. Kudos from his peers seems to be a driving factor over politics per say.

        I had not seen much else on Birx. That is interesting.

        I think a lot of it is trying to play people against one another – because the globalists do not care reputation they ruin, how many people become ill unnecessarily, . . .

  12. Myiq2xu says:

  13. lyn says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      CBS news finally walked back the crying nurse story, but not really.

  14. lyn says:

    LOL.

    • lyn says:

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  16. lyn says:

    • Somebody says:

      Actually that’s not true. Part of the post 9/11 laws actually do allow for the postponement. There is criteria, one of which is a national emergency, but there also has to be a declaration of martial law. I remember because the left thought Bush would use it to stay in office and the right thought Obama would.

      Like many of the knee jerk reactions to 9/11, if tested I doubt it would be considered constitutional.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Those of us who would crawl through broken glass to get to the polls to vote for PDJT, this is not a problem 😀

        I think NYC still had their local elections on time, but Bloomberg delayed his inauguration so Rudy could continue his magnificent post 9-11 work.

    • michelina says:

      but but but —————–he never fucking said he was going to you HAG BITCH——-you can go away now

  17. Dora says:

    Dr. Marc Siegel was on with Tucker last night and had something interesting to say.

  18. elliesmom says:

    Yesterday one of my crunchy irl acquaintances posted a meme about how the virus is showing us how we can “slow the economy down” to protect us from climate change. When I suggested, perhaps, the author of the meme was being facetious, she went ballistic. In my mind, the virus will be the best advertisement against the “Green New Deal” there will be. We have it all right now. Millions of people out of work, food scarcities, neighbors ratting on each other, government bailouts of some industries and not others, and a class of people who get to sit home, eat their way through Whole Foods, and bitch about the other people not doing enough. The ads write themselves- “Did you enjoy the pandemic? Vote for the Green New Deal, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

    I also think we’re about to see the revolt. Trump is a good student of human nature. He knows how long the average person will put up with being pushed around before he pushes back. He knows mid-April is about as long as the government has unless the carts are going up and down Main Street collecting the dead three times a day. In 80% of the counties in this country, they aren’t making the rounds once a week. If he had said “April 15th”, people would have associated his “aspiration” with tax day, but Easter is mid-April, too, and that symbolizes “rising from dead” to a lot of people in this country. Even those people who don’t believe it happened still understand the symbolism. If Trump had said he was relaxing the guidelines, and the virus took another surge, the media would blame him for it. But if people just stop caring about the guidelines, maybe put on some masks, and get life closer to normal in the places where the shutdown is just a request and not a fiat, Trump can say it’s on the governors to control their citizens. If you listen, he’s already saying it.

    The first FB post I saw this morning was from Clarice Feldman, columnist at the American Thinker, little old Jewish lady, about how she has decided to become a pirate and is recruiting her crew. Clarice is hardly a revolutionary, and she only had one FB friend cautioning to just wait it out, and things will get better. That person was told to walk the plank.

    • Constance says:

      I think you are right elliesmom. People are easing up. It’s time for the people under 45 with no other risk factors to come out in most places. But not NYC just yet.

      • Anthony says:

        NYC is showing enormous and rapid improvement and it looks like that will continue to be a trend. I hope to be back to work again in about 10 days the most

    • Island Girl says:

      Excellent post as always, I say 04/20/20 some masks will be removed and on fire.

  19. Dora says:

    • Anthony says:

      “Sustaining public trust,” asserts Kissinger, “is crucial…to international peace and stability.” 

      Uhh… too late, Henry. The cat is out of the bag.

  20. Somebody says:

    TAW are they moving forward with randomized testing in the Keys? UF carried out randomized tests at The Villages yesterday.

    They are going to conduct randomized testing on a pretty broad scale in JAX. 1st series is for 65 and older via Shands JAX. Then they’re branching out and setting up shop at several public housing projects over the course of next week.

    The 65 and older cohort here and at The Villages are being tested with CDC approved tests. The public housing test centers will be using a test developed by UF. Each testing site can perform up to 2,000 tests.

    The stated purpose is to determine how widespread covid-19 is. I am suspect. The “hot spot” zip codes in JAX are on the exact opposite side of town from where the random testing is going to be performed. The demographics are vastly different too. As you know JAX is huge, land wise one of the biggest cities in the world because it encompasses all of Duvall county.

    DeSantis is supposedly pushing for this random testing to figure out the magnitude, but why not do a cross section if that was the goal?

    Just curious if similar is being implemented downstate and how.

    • taw46 says:

      No, haven’t heard a word of that down here. So far, the testing remains the same – only if you have the symptoms, travel, or exposed to someone who tested positive. Let’s see if that makes its way down here. I am suspect of everything the government does these days. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. (What if someone doesn’t want the random test?)

      • Somebody says:

        My understanding is the testing is voluntary.

        There seems to be some concern that the infection rate based on testing is 5.5% in JAX, my area is 5% (they’ve really ramped up testing in my county).

        Anyway the infection rate in south Florida is 18%, so they are afraid they missed it here? It’s lurking in communities where people are suspect? Unable to get transport to testing? I don’t know. They are just trying to figure out why it differs and if it is a true representation. Who knows how much this will cost.

        I suspect the low rate is accurate and I don’t need a PHD or thousands of tests, just common sense. South Florida is a much bigger spring break and international travel destination than north Florida, they are also a major cruise ship port. South Florida is also much more densely populated. It really seems to be common sense there would be more spread.

        To be fair, testing has not been utilized here. They set up this huge area just for seniors to get tested and only a handful showed up. Maybe they know something we don’t based on telemed or calls to doctors??? I honestly think it’s just because of less population density.

    • lateblum says:

      Way OT here, Somebody, but I’m watching Varney &Co right now and I heard a little news about a class action suit being filed against United AL on behalf of “everyone in the US” who had purchased tickets on flights that UAL subsequently cancelled due to COVID19, and yet refused to refund to their customers. This brief announcement came about 20 minutes ago. I don’t know if your tickets were refunded, or not, but I immediately thought of your cancelled trip to Italy. So, if you haven’t had a satisfactory resolution, maybe you could look into this. 💕

  21. Woke Lola says:

    Spread the news, y’all.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Make America the Greatest Again

    • elliesmom says:

      With all of the people still going to work at “essential businesses” and the people shopping there, the people who are still hanging out with their friends, the kids who are still playing together, I don’t believe “social distancing” can account for that big a discrepancy between the predictions and the reality, especially since social distancing was part of the data put into the models. A more reasonable interpretation is the models were off- by a lot. But it’s not in the best interest of Drs. Fauci, Birx, and their colleagues to admit they were wrong, and there’s a lot to be gained by convincing people surrendering their rights to the government saved most of us from death. No tinfoil hat needed to believe this.

      • Woke Lola says:

        It could also be that Trump was right and that warmer weather is reducing how transmittable it is.

        • elliesmom says:

          Yes, lots of things. You picked your reason, and I chose mine. One of us could be right, or we both could be wrong. “Correlation isn’t causation” as a statistician would say. There is no control group so this isn’t “science”. It’s good news without the spin so why spin it?

          • Somebody says:

            There are 8 or 9 states that have refused to comply. I presume, but I don’t know, that life is normal there. Have restaurants and movie theaters remained open? If so there’s your control group. Which states are they and how much spread has there been?

          • Somebody says:

            BTW I agree with you EM and I also think Lola has a point, except I’d have to point out south Florida where it’s been in the 90’s.

          • Somebody says:

            To Lola’s point though would south Florida have 30% positive rate like NY instead of 18% if it wasn’t in the 90’s? We’ll never know

        • elliesmom says:

          A control group would have to have the same population density as the one you’re comparing it to. The states that haven’t issued lock down requests are states with low population densities so comparing them to a state like New York wouldn’t be a scientifically based test. But the states that haven’t issued lock downs do have lower rates of infection, Which is why their governors haven’t gone that route. As you pointed out, the two states would also have to be close to the same latitude. I’m not arguing that anyone of these things alone has slowed the rate of death or infection. I’m arguing that the folks in charge will choose the one that puts them in the best light and gets them more of the behavior they want whether is what’s really going on or not.

        • michelina says:

          I think that’s the key to the virus—–look how ca dropped

      • Constance says:

        Yes I think this was a power seeking strike by intellectual Progressives. And they were rewarded with a bunch of power. Their models were really wrong. Trump needs to act against the Intellectual industrial complex or they will be embolden to try another power exercise. I would recommend a public statement by Trump of his profound sympathy for people with student loans. Then put a 10% tax on all school endowments to cover defaulted student loans. And make the change that institutions are responsible to pay student loans if their graduated students default.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      They came out with some of this yesterday and the first thing the Mayor of DC said was that she knew better and they were wrong.

      https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-peak-dc-maryland-virginia-ihme-model/65-006ca062-86ba-4f32-a27e-4fcdd6bacee9

      I downloaded the updated data set but other that prepping ti to work with my software have not look at it in detail. IHME have been among the more rational in their projections.

  22. Dora says:

    As long as their kidnappings are dignified, I guess.

  23. DandyTIger says:

  24. votermom says:

  25. Anthony says:

    Finally, someone of import had the balls to say it out loud:

    “Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has expressed concerns over how powerful nations and interests may try to use the coronavirus pandemic to reshape the world to their own advantage.”

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/202004031078824468-belaruss-president-warns-global-elites-using-covid-19-crisis-to-try-to-reshape-world-order/

    • DeniseVB says:

      I know you’re not on Twitter anymore, but in Today in Hell on Twitter, Dennis Quaid is trending because he complemented POTUS on his handling of coronavirus. The Dems released their the flying troll monkeys to destroy him. WTF? I think Dennis is a lefty, tho his bro, “Cousin Eddie” Randy, is definitely a proud Trumpie.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    I have gotten in the habit of checking the state by state numbers to see progression usually most states have figures in by now. My county reports a little after 11. Today only 2 states have reported anything. Are they not happy with what is being reported? Like many others I am viewing everything with a jaundiced eye these days.
    I said this on the last thread but will repeat. If they are counting all deaths as wuhan even if the common cold would have resulted in death are they learning anything for next time? What good if all this data is skewered?

    • lateblum says:

      Hey Mothy, what link are you using to check? I’m asking once again, because since my iOS update, my iPad deleted everything I had left open and had been saving. To say I’m upset about this is an understatement. So now, I have to go back to try to figure out what I had “saved”.
      I may be asking the same questions again of others as well. I apologize in advance.

        • lateblum says:

          Thanks Lola.❤️

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I think we must be passing g one another on virtual side walks. I have been using the covid tracking for my daily charting and own trends as it is the same data at state sites and I update the whole region with with one download and in a consistent format. then I go get the latest for health data as that gives me at least something to go by for bed surge and wander to the others later in the day. I try an avoid all the sites that look like screenshots from video games or clips of special effects from movies like War Games.

          Hope you and hubby are feeling better.

          • Woke Lola says:

            Thanks. We are feeling better. Still a little run down, but much better. Hubby thinks we had it and the test was wrong. I guess we’ll see if we can get an antibody test.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Always possible. I have not really looked lately to see what the current info on accuracy or the false positives/false negatives.

        • Somebody says:

          Our local news sometimes updates morning and evening, but more and more they only do evening updates.

          Florida is up 14,747 as of last night. The rate of increase from Monday night was slightly less than 8.5% so it has slowed way down from the 25 and 30% daily increases. The testing backlog is minimal and only in certain areas, as in a handful of tests pending.

          They say our peak is April 21st now, it was May 3rd. I think we’ve already hit it and we’re starting downward.

          • Mothy67 says:

            We had 31 new cases overnight. No word on recoveries. Ten deaths up 4, but I don’t trust the death tolls

          • lateblum says:

            Our numbers keep rising and “Fatty Arbuckle” aka JB Pritzker continues to blame PDJT.
            for his own lack of preparation. It’s amazing how this governor and the state of Illinois, among other states, scream bloody murder when PDJT makes recommendations they don’t like, and does the same instead of taking responsibility for their own ineptness.

          • taw46 says:

            We get an update at noon and at 7pm. We are now at 51 confirmed cases for the Keys with 3 deaths. All three had underlying conditions. The last one lived in the Keys but was at a hospital in Miami when he/she died.

        • lateblum says:

          Thank you! I’ll book mark it so it doesn’t get lost.

          • Somebody says:

            Leslie the numbers may keep rising, but pay attention to the percentage of rise. As more and more cases are identified the raw numbers go up, but what is the rate of increase? Relative to population what percentage has CV.

            Also, look at the testing data. How many have been run, what is the backlog. For instance CA is doing so “wonderful” Newsome is so great, so on top of it. Really? We have half the population and as of last week were only 19,000 tests behind them.

            Florida has REALLY ramped up testing this week, my county went from 85 tested to 505. When I looked and I didn’t look at every state, I skipped fly over except Texas and LA for comparison. (BTW what’s up with TX? 60,000 tested when I looked that’s pitiful) Anyway NY was the leader in testing and we were second as far as percentage of the population tested, which is small everywhere.

            I looked at CA because of my bitch sister, sent her screenshots of the stats and asked what’s up with this, guess Gavin isn’t so awesome after all or maybe he just believes in don’t ask don’t tell.😜 Since then Newsome has been called out and he said “He owned” the lack of testing, so I’m sure that’s cool with sis, especially if his flitted his hair about when he said it 🙄

            Bottom line you have to look deeper. It’s like the total cases in the US. Dive into the numbers and you’ll find most are concentrated in a handful of states, hell within certain counties within those states.

          • lateblum says:

            Yes. Our new numbers are on the rise. But that didn’t concern me as much as the number of reported deaths. I’m going to have to give it a more careful look after my walk this afternoon.

        • lyn says:

          • michelina says:

            I understand by watching the briefer last night, the machines they have are not being used (the testers)——–typical gov==========they give you something new train you for 10 min and then your on your OWN figuring out how to work the damned thing———–I know worked for them for 20 years

          • michelina says:

            they didn’t say so (check Dr Brix at the end of the briefer) she was caught. they have the testers but they are not being used———she had a call to all the labs at8pm to figure out WHY——–DUH———common sense and experience tells me WHY

  27. Dora says:

  28. DeniseVB says:

    In my morning romp around Twitter, keep in mind, Ellen makes about 92 million a year so I didn’t find this funny. So out of touch, since house arrest, at least I change my clothes every 3 days 😉

    • Dora says:

      I don’t know what being quarantined or being gay has to do with not changing her clothes. That’s called being a slob!

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Preaching to peons from fancy digs and complaining about it being like prison. How brave.

        Perhaps someone should this person a chance to actually live in a real prison for a month and be treated just like the other inmates.

  29. Mothy67 says:

    So my mom and I both bought tons of strawberries separately for the brat to make smoothies. What is the best way to freeze them? Wash and cut tops off or just wash and freeze as is?

  30. lateblum says:

    Last night was not a good one. We had storm warnings for last night throughout the day yesterday. And this time, they weren’t kidding. Between 8 and 9:15 last night, we had hail that was so large, that some were the size of MLB baseballs. And they were harder. I live in a very old (can you say “vintage”) building with skylights over the air shafts and over the front hall stairways. The hail crashed through the skylights in my entrance (there are 5 entrances in this lovely building) as well as at least one of the other 2 skylights in my tier. It also smashed at least 2 other skylights in the other stairway ceilings of this L-shaped building. (The building is built on a corner.) The noise was horrific. I can imagine what living in a war zone sounds like. So, despite social distancing and self isolation, and all the rest, I called and texted my third floor neighbors to see how they were doing. We subsequently converged in the hallway and went out in the now-calm night to survey other damage. At least 6 cars were pretty badly damaged. One of those cars is unknown to us (there are only 26 units right now with 25 owners currently present), the other 5 belonged to some of us who were outside. Yes. My car was one of those damaged by the storm. It was damaged in the front with my windshield smashed, to the rear, with my trunk/hatch lid/door broken.
    Can I say I’m DISAPPOINTED ? I contacted my insurance and am waiting to hear from the person who will inspect the damage and make out the report. We all took photos of our cars as well as the hail. I picked up one hail “stone” it filled my palm. Just like a baseball. And btw, there were never more than seven people at our “hail and farewell gathering” st any one time. Still we managed not to exceed COVID recommendations.

    • Miranda says:

      Yikes! Glad no one was hurt.

      • lateblum says:

        I know! The people on the third floor just had a baby 2 months ago. I can’t imagine what they were going through. That big skylight is just outside their front door.
        I just came back in from re-sweeping the old ceramic tile floor outside my front door and got more glass bits up. It was very scary.

    • Somebody says:

      Wow, sounds terrible, just what you all needed. Sorry about your car, hopefully it will get fixed ASAP.

      • lateblum says:

        Oh, thanks. Me too. We are street sweeping on my street this morning and I call3d the city to let them know about the car damage and that it stops any of us from moving our cars. A parked car on street cleaning days usually is rewarded with a hefty ticket and sometimes towing (with it’s additional $$ costs). I was advised that due to COVID19 the city is not issuing ticket or fines unless the car is a real hazard or danger to the community. Yay!

    • swanspirit says:

      Holy crap!! Very scary!! I am so sorry about your car! I hope they replace the skylights with hurricane proof plexiglass, and I hope insurance come through quick, for your car.

      • lateblum says:

        Thanks! They are bringing me a car tomorrow. The guy at the repair shop said they had over 200 cars (over the area their repair shops serve) from last night’s storm. I hope it doesn’t take an enormous amount of time for the repair work. If it were just the glass, I’d be happier. Oh well. At least the car wasn’t destroyed. Right?

    • lyn says:

      That’s awful. Hope you can get everything settled quickly. Please give me a holler if you need anything.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Yikes. Glad you are all ok. So Sorry about the damage.

      • lateblum says:

        Thanks! MeToo! ❤️

      • Mothy67 says:

        Maryland looks like it had a significant drop in % increase from yesterday. I have friends that live in Towson so I’ve checked there often. The bing page lists Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Are they two different places? Some days they list NY City as one county and other days they report it as the 5.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Baltimore city is independent of Baltimore county. So yes, they are not the same although Baltimore co7nty basically surrounds the city. It would be as if Pittsburgh was separated out of Allegheny county and operated on all levels as if it were a county. In Virginia there are similar jurisdictional lines. The city of Alexandria ( right next to d.c.) is classified as an independent city. Virginia Beach, where Denise resides, used to be part of Princess Anne County. In that case, the city and county merged and the entire county area is referred to as Virginia Beach.

  31. DeniseVB says:

    My dh turned 78 today, he’s happy, none of his immediate family lived beyond their 50’s. True story and really weird. I kinda did a triibute to him on my FB page.

    Ok, funny story, I ordered a pizza delivery from Roberta’s in Brooklyn, told him Birthday Dinner is arriving tomorrow because I didn’t want to pay the $20 charge for it to arrive today. Sigh, he’s now worried he’s getting corona from NYC. Sidebar: If you stay married too long, it doesn’t get easier 😛

  32. elliesmom says:

    I assume you’re going to have to heat the pizza up? Tell him 140 degrees kills the virus as you’re turning the oven up to 400 degrees. Enjoy!

  33. Miranda says:

    Sanders just dropped out. It’s CreepyJoe for the Democrats unless they do something interesting at the convention.

  34. Dora says:

    At least they were working. Today the barber shops and hairdresser’s are closed. At least in New York.

  35. foxyladi14 says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Bernie Sanders is OUT! Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday! This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco. The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!

  36. Somebody says:

    Number one thing I look forward to post Covid-19, no more Andrew Cuomo shows 🙄 When will his 15 minutes be up?

  37. lyn says:

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  40. Myiq2xu says:

    Mom might be old and half-senile, but she hasn’t lost any of her skills at passive-aggressive warfare. She is an nth degree blackbelt in the martial art of pass-agg-fu.

  41. Dora says:

  42. Angie says:

  43. swanspirit says:

    Some interesting information on how this virus actually works
    http://web.archive.org/web/20200405061401/https://medium.com/@agaiziunas/covid-19-had-us-all-fooled-but-now-we-might-have-finally-found-its-secret-91182386efcb

    The past 48 hours or so have seen a huge revelation: COVID-19 causes prolonged and progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) by binding to the heme groups in hemoglobin in your red blood cells. People are simply desaturating (losing o2 in their blood), and that’s what eventually leads to organ failures that kill them, not any form of ARDS or pneumonia. All the damage to the lungs you see in CT scans are from the release of oxidative iron from the hemes, this overwhelms the natural defenses against pulmonary oxidative stress and causes that nice, always-bilateral ground glass opacity in the lungs. Patients returning for re-hospitalization days or weeks after recovery suffering from apparent delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy strengthen the notion COVID-19 patients are suffering from hypoxia despite no signs of respiratory ‘tire out’ or fatigue.

    • lyn says:

      Did you see Lola’s FB comment about this?

    • SHV says:

      Here is the original “abstract” from China that, best I can tell, started the COVID-Heme theory. It’s written in Chin-Glish but seems to be utter nonsense.

      “COVID-19: Attacks the 1-Beta Chain of Hemoglobin and Captures the Porphyrin to Inhibit Human Heme Metabolism”

      https://chemrxiv.org/articles/COVID-19_Disease_ORF8_and_Surface_Glycoprotein_Inhibit_Heme_Metabolism_by_Binding_to_Porphyrin/11938173

    • John Denney says:

      So it’s kind of like carbon monoxide poisoning? In that it disables red blood cells’ ability to transport oxygen?

    • lateblum says:

      I forwarded the article to the two real scientists in the family on Monday. One of them glanced at it and said it wasn’t worth looking at because there was no,

      “ scientific study / journa; / paper cited. Sounds like it a lay-person speculating.

      She then went on to imply that this was all so PDJT would financially gain from the findings. I have no idea where that came from. But I won’t be asking her or her husband anything again. I’ve been getting the sense that the only reason she tolerates me (and I NEVER say anything political around them) is because we are somewhat related by marriage. My d-i-l is her husband’s sister. So we see me another frequently at family gatherings .

    • votermom says:

      oh no
      that sounds like bad news for iron deficient me and my girls

  44. Dora says:

    US Intelligence Warned Of “Cataclysmic” Coronavirus Crisis As Impeachment Dominated Headlines

    While Congressional Democrats dominated headlines with their impeachment of President Trump – who was ultimately acquitted by the Senate, US intelligence officials were sounding the alarm that a serious illness was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/us-intelligence-warned-cataclysmic-coronavirus-crisis-impeachment-dominated-headlines

  45. votermom says:

  46. Dora says:

    Operating in a stealth mode that included failure to communicate intentions with a local preservation organization, a bulldozer under the direction of Royal Carting Service Company and with permission from the Town of East Fishkill (Dutchess County) destroyed the remnants of the historic Griffin’s Tavern during early April. A plaque is all that remains at the historic site in the hamlet of Hopewell Junction.

    https://patch.com/new-york/across-ny/amp/28681878/east-fishkill-government-royal-carting-destroy-local-history

    • michelina says:

      BRAVO Joshua and our Chinese Americans who did this documentary———-THE TRUTH, FACTS, not conspiracy————ThANK You LYN a GREAT FIND

  47. lyn says:

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    • Dora says:

      Monica is such a sweet person.

      ===

      Before news of her death broke, Lewinsky tweeted, “no matter the past, upon hearing that Linda Tripp is very seriously ill, i hope for her recovery. i can’t imagine how difficult this is for her family.”

  49. Mothy67 says:

    Watching Tiger King. Strange people. All of them.

  50. lyn says:

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  52. Somebody says:

    Florida numbers are in last night 14,747, tonight 15,698. That is slightly less than a 6.5% increase down about two percentage points from last night’s rise and they’ve really ramped up testing. Everyday they’re doing more and more tests so they’re catching more cases.

    Model says we peak on the 21st. I think we’re on the downslope

  53. lyn says:

    • 1539days says:

      Huh? Does being at home make you homicidal? Are we all supposed to be prone to going crazy? This is the same crap that went around when feminists said the Superbowl created domestic violence.

  54. Dora says:

  55. Woke Lola says:

    Took a vacay day and got out in nature today. Loved it. When I came back all hell had broke loose with Bernie and #DemExit. Saw this in my Covid-19 tracking efforts. LMMFAO!

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  58. Dora says:

    Hee Hee Hee.

  59. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve been waiting for this to happen. I’m surprised it took this long.

    • Miranda says:

      I think this is a mistake. They’ve already had spikes linked to church gatherings.

      • Mothy67 says:

        They could add several masses for the day allowing for greater distance than grocery shopping. People are still taking public transportation.

        • lateblum says:

          If they are going to say Mass on Easter Sunday, they SHOULD add several different times. Including Saturday night. I doubt they expect tons of people. But Cardinal whatshisface Dolan from NYC said they have had over 1M “participants” at Mass using live streaming. He was on Tucker last night.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Depending on the weather and availability they could use a drive-in or parking lot. No need to get out of your car. This is a very tough time for a lot of people. Faith gets people through things. The audio could be streamed for next to nothing. Everyone has a smart phone except Denise.

          • lateblum says:

            My phone is developmentally delayed. It could be smarter.

      • elliesmom says:

        Whether it makes sense health-wise for people to congregate for church services or not is beside the point. The right to freely practice our religion is an integral part of the First Amendment. It’s not something a governor should be able to restrict by fiat. Our civil liberties are being violated daily in the name of public safety, and I have been wondering when someone would finally push back. My money has been on the churches having the courage to say, “You can ask, but you can’t demand, and you can’t fine us or jail us if we don’t”. Religious folks are often at the forefront of stopping the government from overstepping. If a state can violate the National Constitution at will, what other of our enumerated rights can a state abridge in the name of the public good? Look at the list. Which ones will you sacrifice for “the public good”?

        • michelina says:

          JESUS——–no pun intended they know the mass by HEART——-staying in cars is a good idea

  60. Dora says:

    Isn’t Paddock the Vegas Massacre shooter?

  61. swanspirit says:

  62. Dora says:

    All that wasted food!

    ====

    Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

    https://apnews.com/53b783eab84efa228fef8a4bbcf55e7e

  63. elliesmom says:

    Someone needs to tell Elizabeth Warren she lost her bid for the presidential nomination, and now she’s just a senator in the minority party whose own state only placed her 4th in their primary. No one cares if she “has a plan” for anything- if they ever really did. Even the Bernie Bros hate her now.

  64. lyn says:

  65. Mothy67 says:

    I really thinking it’s screwed up that they are listing are listing any death as wuhan even if the patient died from something else. I read the hospitals are being financially encouraged to clain china flu. How will this effect our ability to learn from this if the numbers are skewered?
    Pennsylvania is not listing any recovered figures. They list positives by age group. So far all 10 deaths in a county of 1.2 million plus have all been over 65 with pre existing conditions. That is very sad, but would the common cold have had the same effect? The news articles practically orgasm with every new death. They almost always bury the fact that several were already hospitalized.
    We have 720 positives since mid March. Not one has recovered?????? I think people are going to start preferring to take the risk. If we are all going to die I don’t want to do it couped up. And I am soooo sick of Fauci. He is saying we should never shake hands again. What kind of a creely assed message is that for people in isolation? Doom and gloom.

  66. lyn says:

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  68. lyn says:

    Stealing from Angie’s Twitter:

  69. lyn says:

  70. lateblum says:

    I loved this one. It is so sweet.

  71. lyn says:

    • Constance says:

      Idiots! I hope they hold their breath while they wait.

    • michelina says:

      how burdensome for them-its easy to STRIKE when there are no jOBS——knock yourselves out your going to have a LOOOOOOOONG strike

  72. lyn says:

  73. Mothy67 says:

    All PA schools closed for the remainder of the school year.

    • lyn says:

      Oregon did the same thing.

      • Mothy67 says:

        My governor is a dick munch. The curve is flattening and is looking no more severe than the flu. Kids are being shut in for 3 months!!!!!! He could at least wait until April 30th or provide real data. The world has made it through pandemics before. Sweden is not seeing exponentially high numbers and tbey have shut nothing down.

  74. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh
    39 new cases and 2 more deaths in my county. No descriptions given as of yet for latest deaths. Just a sensationalized headline stating rise in Allegheney deaths like it had been hundreds. It was 2. Were they in ICU? Ventilators? Prior conditions? If I am expected to adhere to all these rules can I get some facts instead of garbage journalism.

    • Jentx says:

      Unfortunately I have lost faith in the entire process which makes staying in my home even harder. There’s an article written on the 20th of March about Sweden I’m not computer literate enough to embedded but I encourage everyone to read it because Sweden has not shut down its country and the country is doing just fine. They’ve made small allowances including limiting Gatherings to 50 or less and asking people who are older with underlying issues to stay back from the general population but other than that it is business as usual and the entire country of Sweden has less than 4,000 cases of coronavirus and less than a hundred people have died. Explain this to me experts around the world. Dr. Steven hotze who was interviewed on national TV a couple weeks ago said that is exactly what we should be doing because it allows the virus to move slowly through the population allowing people to build up immunities well at the same time he encouraged people who were older with underlying health issues to self distance. He also encouraged people to stop smoking lose weight eat properly and take vitamins so that their bodies can fight this virus as well as many others much better. Thus the best defense to coronavirus is to have your body in Tip-Top shape plus the herd mentality allows you to build defenses from getting bits and pieces of the flu from being in a normal population. He actually said that self isolating would make it worse in the long run because your body is not allowed to build up this and our defense which is the single best defense against any virus. As an example he talked about the flu and general saying that medical science has been pretty ineffective as far as getting a vaccine that prevents it and then a couple hundred thousand people died in the United States from the flu despite of vaccine having been around for a while. he said to think that the medical community could come up with a vaccine to prevent coronavirus is unreasonable. Especially based on prior diseases etc etc. I’m not a doctor but looking at the Swedish model and looking at what’s going on in the United States right now and then listening to people like dr. Fauchi you want me to stay inside for a year and stop shaking hands and want us to wait for a vaccine absolutely not. Something is stinky also what are we going to do about people not paying the rent this is just one problem am it’s probably hundreds of thousands of problems facing America right now but if there is a more time on people paying rent then there must also be a moratorium on people paying their mortgages because people who own properties and Lease them depend on rent to pay their mortgage and we have governments right now you can Google the case in Minnesota that are telling people you cannot evict tenants for not paying rent unless the government is also telling Banks you cannot foreclose on people not paying their mortgages that is an untenable position to put hard-working Americans in and it will end up with people losing their homes in other words everything must be free or nothing can be free and if everything is going to be free it’s an impossibility therefore to be quite honest nothing can be free. I love Donald Trump I think he is the finest President we have ever had but I am not sure that even he has thought through what is really going on because he is so overwhelmed with dealing with the insanity of the situation. So Many Cooks in the kitchen and I’m not sure anyone really knows what’s going on. I know this much I don’t feel comfortable with the direction America is in at all I don’t think the doctors are right I don’t think it’s their fault perhaps but if you look at the Swedish model you can see that our approach which is killing the economy millions of people are stressed beyond belief and stress is a killer are we tracking the deaths related to stress of course not but anyway if you look at what’s going on in the world is a whole I don’t know if the complete shutdown is the right approach nor do I think it’s going to end up well based on the current projected model of the United States. and if the doctors who are in charge tell us we have to stay in until a vaccine is developed that’s what I’m going to say the fix is in and I’m going to have to stop believing in it because I don’t think there is going to be a vaccine for the coronavirus any more than they’ve been able to discover a cure for cancer or even a vaccine for the flu guys

      • michelina says:

        MOTH< JEN" they have imp0sed some restrictions just not like us–they don't have our population, easier to contain for them

  75. lateblum says:

    From Carpe.Donktum:

    中国是屁眼 “China is asshole”

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  78. Mothy67 says:

    I am very pissed off about school being closed for the rest of the year. Perhaps it may prove necessary, but did it need to be announced a little over one week into April. Give a littke hope. I have to get pup to do her silly homework online. There is no 8th grade prom or graduation. Okay in the big picture it’s not much, but these kids have been together for 9 years. They are stuck in their homes. I think it would have been more palatable to wait and then if need be extend it. How dreary to be a teen and think you are not going outside (beyond the yard) for months. A long weekend feels like a year at that age. Softball is canceled. I ordered a bunch of volleyball training equipment- didn’t even know there were such things- to keep the kid bust. Not going to be delivered until the end of April start of May. I ordered in March!!!

  79. lyn says:

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