1. #53741
    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Our so called President is playing golf while Pelosi, Mnuchin and Schumer are negotiating. All he did was sent his chief of staff (Mark Meadow) to the meeting. WTH! Where is the great negotiator. This is so freaking dumb. The people that elected him are even dumber.
    Meanwhile, we’ve just hit 1,000 Covid deaths for the fifth day in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Our so called President is playing golf while Pelosi, Mnuchin and Schumer are negotiating. All he did was sent his chief of staff (Mark Meadow) to the meeting. WTH! Where is the great negotiator. This is so freaking dumb. The people that elected him are even dumber.
    No one cares about Trump, let him publicly veto Covid relief for 'the common man' and see how well that goes for him and the GOP.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

  3. #53743
    Remember that Trump supporter who asked why Obama wasn’t in the Oval Office while 9/11 was happening? Why is Trump golfing when multiple 9/11s are happening a week? I would love for a reporter to ask Trump about that shit considering he claimed he’d be too busy to golf. And he’s clearly not getting exercise when he drives within 10 steps of his ball for every shot, including on greens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    I would love for a reporter to ask Trump about that shit considering he claimed he’d be too busy to golf.
    I would love to see that thrown in his face as well. Biden has hundreds of examples to pick from -- but, yes, the weekend in which coronavirus relief ended should be near the top of that list. Is Trump a member of Congress? No. Is he the leader of the Republican Party? Yes. He should be using his political weight to influhuuhuuheeheeheeHAHAHAHAH oh man...Trump with political weight...man, I almost finished that sentence. Trump's been making random-ass requests like "FBI building" and "payroll tax cut" that even McConnell is openly saying "no, we're not doing that".

    A real President, at this time, would be pushing a deal that meets bipartisan support. The Democrats not only don't want to work with Trump (bad for their election year image) they don't think he'll pay them and they don't think he'll survive re-election. A growing number of GOP members are on board with all three of those. Trump has become more hindrance than help to the party he took over and to the country in general -- and this happened a while ago, we're just seeing it in full display.

  5. #53745
    58,429 new cases; about 10k fewer than the previous Saturday and the first time since July 12th it was lower than 60k. There are some tiny embers of hope for the time being.

    Florida: 9,642 new cases; 179 deaths
    California: 7,382 new cases; 137 deaths
    Texas: 6,720 new cases; 268 deaths
    Georgia: 3,660 new cases; 73 deaths
    Arizona: 2,992 new cases; 53 deaths
    Tennessee: 2,225 new cases; 7 deaths
    Illinois: 1,639 new cases; 8 deaths
    Alabama: 1,626 new cases; 23 deaths
    South Carolina: 1,583 new cases; 39 deaths
    North Carolina: 1,264 new cases; 33 deaths
    Oklahoma: 1,244 new cases; 8 deaths
    Mississippi: 1,134 new cases; 30 deaths
    Wisconsin: 1,062 new cases; 13 deaths
    Maryland: 1,019 new cases; 13 deaths

    No new records jump out at me, though some states are still trending up towards previous highs (Wisconsin had their second highest total of new cases today). It's the beginning of the weekend so totals will likely be underreported through to the end of Monday, but it's still good that they've been lower this entire week than the previous week. It's not done spreading in most states, but it appears the hardest-hit states have passed their peaks.

    Deaths went above 1k for the 5th day in a row, as expected, ending at 1,123, about a couple hundred more than the previous Saturday, putting the total at 157,898. Nothing else to note since this is what we've all been saying will happen. It will likely continue to be over 1k next week after the weekend lull in reporting. The US will pass 160k on Tuesday, most likely.

    Stay safe, folks.

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    Trump made his second unscheduled visit in less than a year to Walter Reed today. This time he had to be rushed there from the golf course. Based on photos he at least had an IV in his hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Trump made his second unscheduled visit in less than a year to Walter Reed today. This time he had to be rushed there from the golf course. Based on photos he at least had an IV in his hand.
    Okay, when you post something this big you really need a cited source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Okay, when you post something this big you really need a cited source.
    Sorry, my friend showed me and I posted and then used the bathroom. Give me a minute and I’ll show the picture.

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    Check the hand under the newspaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Check the hand under the newspaper.
    It’s not inflamed, it looks like a liver spot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Trump made his second unscheduled visit in less than a year to Walter Reed today. This time he had to be rushed there from the golf course. Based on photos he at least had an IV in his hand.
    There's nothing that indicates that he actually went to Walter Reed today. I found one unsubstantiated tweet to that effect, but it was later deleted, and the line it was quoting was from an article about last year's unscheduled visit.







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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    In case any of you Trump supporters and wondering about Trump's past racism:

    A trump supporter asked, "Name one time trump was racist."
    Okay:

    *SNIP*

    Oh sh*t, you said one time. Sorry, my bad.
    Yeah but none of those count because they all go against my narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Stay safe, folks.
    It's not going to be easy. We're seeing new studies saying children can spread the disease like...um...a disease. They are just less likely to become symptomatic cases or be hospitalized.

  13. #53753
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Check the hand under the newspaper.
    Meh, could be a lot of things at his age. I'm actually more curious about what appears to be a bunch of white, bound document-type papers jammed in-between the newspapers. They could ALSO be a lot of things, of course, but they have a more "official" air about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    It's not going to be easy. We're seeing new studies saying children can spread the disease like...um...a disease. They are just less likely to become symptomatic cases or be hospitalized.
    Didn't we already know this? Kids are disease-riddled vermin. We at least already knew thanks to an earlier study that 10 and up can spread it as easily as adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    It's not going to be easy. We're seeing new studies saying children can spread the disease like...um...a disease. They are just less likely to become symptomatic cases or be hospitalized.
    Jesus...that's school opening and everyone getting it pretty quickly. No symptoms mean no testing. Sits with kids for a few weeks, getting passed around. Then teachers/admin get it - school's closed.

    Stay safe indeed. See you in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Jesus...that's school opening and everyone getting it pretty quickly. No symptoms mean no testing. Sits with kids for a few weeks, getting passed around. Then teachers/admin get it - school's closed.

    Stay safe indeed. See you in May.
    Little sleeper agents with mucous factories producing full time. How can this end well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Didn't we already know this?
    There's "know" and "have clinical proof".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deja Thoris View Post
    Little sleeper agents with mucous factories producing full time. How can this end well?
    I mean, this is probably the nightmare scenario for the [previously functioning but now politically gridlocked] CDC. Spread a pandemic around, verify kids can get it, then put them all back in school. Rinse, repeat - and then burn the bodies of the [much more vulnerable] adults in large piles outside of cities.

    Not blaming kids/teachers/schools. We all know where the blame lies (and double entendre ftw).

    This might be as bad as it can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    There's "know" and "have clinical proof".
    Nah, I was thinking of this from mid-July. Fantastic to hear it's even worse than previously thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Sorry, my friend showed me and I posted and then used the bathroom. Give me a minute and I’ll show the picture.

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    Check the hand under the newspaper.
    I think your friend got some bad info. No way this could be a secret and not be all over the news right now. No one is reporting. Not digging on you, to be clear - just looks like a false report. Got my hopes up, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Nah, I was thinking of this from mid-July. Fantastic to hear it's even worse than previously thought.
    And after it decimates the school teachers/admins, no one is going to open schools again until post vaccine. Plus, medical professionals are already at the breaking point in some states.

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