Dear KAG!: 20200319 Open Thread

 This Night before Daughn Thursday 20200319 Open Thread is Open – VERY OPEN – a place for everybody to post whatever they feel they would like to tell the White Hats, and the rest of the MAGA / KAG! / KMAG world (KMAG being a bit of both MAGA and KAG! You can say what you want, comment on what other people said, and so on.

Free Speech is practiced here. ENJOY IT. Use it or lose it.

However, we have a new policy. Starting 20191110. Keep it SOMEWHAT civil. We have a new board – actually a new SITE – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation. NOT HERE. This board will remain a REFUGE for those who need civility, either some or all of the time.

They tried to FORCE fake Orwellian civility on us. In response, we CHOOSE true civility to defend our precious FREEDOM from THEM. Our rules began with the civility of the Old Treehouse, later to become the Wolverinian Empire, and one might say that we have RESTORED THE OLD REPUBLIC – the early high-interaction model of the Treehouse – except of course that Q discussion is not only allowed but encouraged, and speech is considerably freer in other ways. Please feel free to argue and disagree with the board owner, as nicely as possible.

Please also consider the Important Guidelines, outlined here in the January 1st open thread. Let’s not give the odious Internet Censors a reason to shut down this precious haven.


Tough week so far for all of us and a good time to reflect how good life is in the USA. Look at the challenges we’ve faced and overcame them. Now we have a new battle to be won and it’s easy to see this is going to be tough, so we must stick together and fight the good fight.

July 4th 2019 President Trump told our nation.

“What a great country!” declared the president. “For Americans nothing is impossible. Ours is the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”

American exceptionalism? More like American Spirit!

Be Strong and stay Safe. Your family and friends need you❤

484 thoughts on “Dear KAG!: 20200319 Open Thread

  1. Lisa Mei Crowley 🐸 Retweeted
    Josh Cremeans “DirtyTruth”@AKA_RealDirty
    @SecAzar tells @IngrahamAngle @realDonaldTrump Will be trying to get experimental drugs to the American people. Just remember this is the same @POTUS that brought you right to try. He will be tackling this with the same attitude.

    Show this Thread

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    1. Movie theaters are already aski g for a bailout! Amc owned by the Chinee, and regal/edwards owned by the brits. They can go f themselves. Its only been a few days. And they can ask Hollywierd to help.
      Lots of businesses will go under and lots will get lean in order to reinvent. No one gets a bailout this early.

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  2. Chad Pergram@ChadPergram 11h

    1) Fox has obtained a memo sent to all House members from the Office of the Attending Physician at the Capitol regarding members who tested positive for coronavirus.

    This is what was written by Dr. Brian Monahan:

    2) “The Office of Attending Physician has been carefully monitoring recent developments involving two Members of the United States House of Representatives who have tested positive for COVID-19 who are ill, but in good condition. They are following CDC specified self-isolation..

    3)..guidelines at their homes.
    My office has taken appropriate actions to identify any individuals who require additional monitoring for periods of quarantine. The office has adopted a very conservative guideline to identify individuals who may have come into contact with the ill

    4) Mbrs during the pre-symptomatic period of March 13th. The office has additionally reviewed possible exposures among staff members & has assessed other areas involving the calendars of the affected individuals. The Office of Attending Physician has identified the offices and..

    5)..and locations that were found to be at risk and these have been treated by the Architect of the Capitol, using CDC approved cleaning methods to ensure there is no residual risk to others.
    Other instances where the affected Members may have briefly come into contact with..

    6)..other colleagues on the House Floor would be considered to be low risk exposures and no additional measures are required other than for them to report any illness should they become ill.
    It reflects the pace of the COVID-19 disease throughout the United States and its..

    7)..presence here in Washington, D.C. that it has touched the community of the U.S. Capitol.

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  3. Chad Pergram@ChadPergram
    On Fox Business Mnuchin says he sees “no reason” for small restaurants to stay closed once the crisis passes “if Congress passes out plan.”

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    1. note “our plan” ……………………… Nanzi never heard that… Nanzi is all over twitter telling anyone who will listen what POTUS needs to do… classic example of a Narcissist .

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  4. Chad Pergram@ChadPergram
    Work continues behind the scenes as McConnell & GOPers continue to prep “phase 3” of coronavirus response bill. McConnell expected to talk with Schumer today

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  5. A compilation of headlines from Ace of Spades this a.m. wrt economic impact of Chinese Virus

    Go to their site for links to articles if interested


    I don’t even want to look at the markets anymore. In any case, the emergency relief bill passed the Senate and the President signed it, but as we all know it is loaded down with pork. Along with the Chi-Coms I have equal if not more venom for the Democrats who forced all kinds of wasteful garbage knowing full well the optics if Trump dug his heels in (and rightly so) while America burned. In any case, several links on how what we’re doing with the economy and stimulus is worse than the actual disease itself as well as a Pew poll with an overwhelming number of respondents also thinking the “cure” worse than the real disease.

    Dow Loses All Gains From Trump Administration
    President Trump Signs Chinese Coronavirus Relief Bill with Over $100 Billion in Aid
    Don’t Call Democrats’ Pork “Stimulus”
    15 Things Conservatives Must Demand in Return for Chinese Coronavirus Bailout Package
    Will The Costs of a Great Depression Outweigh the Risks of Chinese Coronavirus? (spoiler alert: hell yes – jjs)
    Pew Poll: Americans View Wuhan Virus as a Bigger Threat to the Economy Than to Their Health
    Coronavirus in NY: Restaurants Announce Mass Layoffs as Pandemic Panic Puts City in Chokehold
    Chinese Coronavirus: Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler Shutting Down US Factories
    Trump Invokes Defense Protection Act as Chinese Coronavirus Ravages Economy
    Invoking Airline Bailout, Movie Theaters Submit Plea to Trump Administration
    IRS Gives Most Americans Extra 90 Days to Pay (you still have to file on time – jjs)

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    1. DIMs must not get away with their crimes…………… they have destroyed Dow gains created by Trump Admin and more importantly they have put the elderly across the globe and especially here at home at risk with their undermining of every move POTUS makes, as well as their ‘pork’ insertions in every piece of legislation to aid Americans.

      We MUST NOT hesitate to call them out to our friends and family… their actions MUST BE made known, MUST BE remembered.

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    1. So, TULSI GABBARD is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
      If she thinks that the DNC / Ole Joe will choose her as the DemCom VP pick, she’d better think again.
      HILLARY CLINTON will do everything in her power that Gabbard won’t have a chance to be the DemCom VP pick.

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      1. Do you really think she still wields that much power, CV? If they do slip her in – which I doubt – she is going nowhere – people don’t like her – and she has some legal issues about which to be concerned.

        As far as putting up the ‘Less than Dynamic Duo’ – they are far worse than Biden – who is losing his marbles – and would make a royal fool of himself in a debate – PT may just feel too sorry for him.


  6. POTUS just announced US prisoner w/state stage cancer being released from Lebanon

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        1. He was fussing at China indirectly, he did it twice. They shouldn’t have lied, covered up, should’ve told the world immediately, we and others would’ve/could’ve helped them contain it. It shouldn’t have happened. It will take some time, but China is finished as a world player, no one can ever trust them again, nor should they. Anger is mounting worldwide.

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  7. Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

    Judge Friedrich agreed with the defendant’s claims that Mueller had overstated the evidence when he implied in his report to Congress that the trolls were controlled by the Russian government & that Moscow had directed 2016 campaign social-media ad buys

    Mueller Tied to Double Deception: First in Court, Then Before Congress | RealClearInvestigations
    By Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigationsAugust 7, 2019 Republican lawmakers allege Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have perjured himself before Congress in his sworn testimony last month with an…

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      1. Sometimes – an adjunct therapy of antioxidants and other medications can alleviate/dull the toxic side effects.

        Sometimes – the adjunct therapy (as with my daughter’s disease) turns out to be therapy on its own for other diseases.

        Long story – but it happens – the surprise discovery in science is called Serendipitous finding.

        Imagine that – Serendipity – but I call it Divine Intervention or an answer to some patients’, mothers’ or fathers’ prayers!!!!

        I can testify to that.

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        1. The story is – VA Epilepsy researchers at the U of FL were searching for an adjunct therapy to alleviate the side effects of a very harsh medication for seizures. They got a metabolism specialist to design such a therapy – and he chose a concert of antioxidants – NAC, CoQ10, Vit E, B2, D3, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium. This helped, but they noticed that some of their seizure patients who also had ataxia, had an improvement in their ataxia, balance, speech, etc.

          So they ran an informal study in their ataxia clinic and that’s where we came in! She’s been taking these faithfully for 25 years – plus adding Resveratrol and Quercetin recently. She says she can tell the difference when she doesn’t take them.

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        2. I ‘hear’ what you are saying Georgia, and I’m so happy it is a good thing for your daughter.

          Grandson told me when I first queried him about a week ago that he recalls reading in a medical journal (prob Journal of Physicians and Surgeons prob., which he thinks is behind a paywall now) that when first used for treatment of malaria in seniors, it had negative effect on liver, kidney etc.

          I searched some and found this:

          Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of chloroquine have not been performed in the geriatric population, geriatric-specific problems are not expected to limit the usefulness of chloroquine in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving chloroquine.

          There is not enough evidence to determine whether chloroquine is safe to be given to people aged 65 and older. However, the drug is cleared by the kidneys and toxicity should be monitored carefully in people with poor kidney functions.[18]
          — wiki

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          1. The NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) is a liver protective sulphur amino acid that is used in Tylenol poisoning. That was one of the side effects of the seizure medicines… If the doctors give an adjusted dose appropriate for seniors, plus an adjunct therapy – it may help the medicine work without doing harm.

            Problem is – this corona virus gunks up the lungs – and if the person is a lifelong smoker – well – it will be very hard to help them survive. Lung damage from smoking is a ticket to ending one’s life early.

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    Many clinical trials in progress.
    IMMEDIATE DELIVERY of therapeutic drugs……TRUMP TIME!!!!
    Right to Try
    Chloroquine showing very encouraging early results, FDA has approved immediate availability
    Cuomo wants to be 1st

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    1. Cuomo should know better – he has some of the premier US Hospitals in the country upstate – who are probably ahead of the curve on this – this tells me he is reveling in the attention – because most NYers cannot stand him – right NYGuy?

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      1. Cuomo has the biggest hot spot. He sincerely wants to be 1st to use the therapeutics to help people. NYC is densely populated and a major financial hub. We can’t let it get wiped out. I’ve been pleasantly surprised how he’s been handling the crisis, He has put politics aside for the most part, even praised our President.

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        1. I think PT read him the riot act – originally – he was acting like a royal A$$ – PT knows how to handle these spoiled brats – he also knows things about them – he has leverage – either he cooperates – or – he will be nationally vilified – Newsom was probably told the same thing – after all – in CA – they have a real problem -considering the filth in SF and LA – personally – I think they both set themselves up with those sanctuary cities – those people were never cleared for admittance health wise – like they used to do at Ellis Island –

          And – neither of these two ‘politicians’ were capable in any way, shape, and/or form of handling a crisis of this magnitude – sometimes – one must help one’s enemies – lest they make a bigger mess – know what I mean?

          And yes – I agree – pleasantly surprised.

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          1. POTUS ALWAYS takes the HIGH ROAD. He always thinks about the people. He could easily let the bad politicians destroy themselves, but he won’t allow it if he sees that they’ll be hurting others too. DJT is a good and decent man, we are so blessed Duchess!

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            1. Oh, I agree – beautifully articulated, BFLY!

              I thank God every day for him and pray for him and his family – VP Pence and his family, too – PT is a uniter – not a divider – like some people we know –

              So many people are working so hard to make a difference – PT knows how to get people moving to do the right thing – I have to believe God is working through him – and the Holy Spirit is guiding him!

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    1. My wifes takes chloroquine daily now for years. It’s main market is as an anti-malarial drug, to be used temporarily when someone goes to a malaria-infested part of the world. However, it’s also used long-term for people who suffer from Lupus, as my wife does.

      Lupus is, in short, an auto-immune problem where one’s body over-reacts to an infection. The body’s defense system kills off not only the infection, but also healthy cells. So, basically someone with Lupus has their organs attacked every time they get sick. Long term, this adds up and ends with liver failure or other problems.

      For some reason, Chloroquine has been found to reduce this damaging effect. AFAIK, it is not understood why. But Lupus patients worldwide have benefited.

      Anyhow, my point is that my wife has been taking this drug for years. Her Lupus conditions are minimal now and it seems to be working. We’ve seen no long term negative effects so far.

      Also, for my family, the good news is that I have a stockpile of these pills. If a nationwide shortage happens, I AM GOING TO BE RICH! Or, I maybe we will trade a pill for a roll of toilet paper… 😉

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      1. “used temporarily when someone goes to a malaria-infested part of the world.” —Yup I recall having to take that at least three times on certain trips.

        “However, it’s also used long-term for people who suffer from Lupus, as my wife does.”—- I had no idea they used it for that. Wow.

        TP for a pill!! LOL

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  9. Cari Kelemen@KelemenCari

    Why is the US Chamber of Commerce opposing the incentive the “Buy American?”

    They have members that do business around the world… This country made a decision about 30 years ago…to move many of the means of the production to other countries- it was cheaper.
    – Marco Rubio
    9:54 AM · Mar 19, 2020·Twitter Web App

    Replying to @KelemenCari

    It was not just cheaper, they were making a tidy profit of foreign incentives AND taking advantage of the American tax laws that harmed America.

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  10. FDA Commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, former Cancer Doctor/Researcher
    PROVIDE HOPE, not false hope
    Ensure products safe and effective, get right drug, right dosage
    All of Government, All of America approach
    Compassionate Use, speedy approval, beyond Right to Try
    Looking at everything, Blood from Virus survivors
    Pushing all to approval within months, with scientific oversight…use as bridge until vaccine

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  11. Twitter


    A study has indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited. A timeline of the early days of China’s outbreak and cover-up:…

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    1. ChiComs knew about ChiCom-19, Nov 17th, 9.

      ChiComs locked down Wuhon IIRC, ~ 21 Jan, 20.

      IIRC, ~5 million Chinese left Wuhon before ChiCom lock down.

      Forget at what point in January, ChiComs publicly admitted ChiCom-19 was a problem.

      100% ChiCom bastards exacerbated the global spread of ChiCom-19.

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  12. Pence
    10’s of thousands of tests now being done daily
    Law requires states to report to CDC
    🦋Don’t freak out to see higher numbers, we expect it
    Change in last night’s law now allows industrial masks to be used for medical providers, 10’s of millions N95 masks now in production

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  13. Birx

    Positive Numbers are rising, but so are negative numbers
    Results so far indicate that 10-11% of tests are returning positive
    WHICH MEANS that 90% of illnesses are something else….<<<<<THIS!!!

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  14. To that stupid outraged little girl reporter:

    IF, BIG IF, someone at the CDC told medical personnel to use a bandanna, SURELY it was in lieu of NOTHING AT ALL. IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A LONG TERM SOLUTION!!!

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    1. Missed the context on that. My take has always been something as simple as a bandanna worn by everyone assumed not to have the virus would go very far in stopping the spread of the virus by blocking exhalation. Many of the spreaders don’t know they have virus and walk around with out anything over their face. If you engage in any sort of commerce your going to violate the 6 foot rule by 3 to 4 feet easily. If you were wearing a bandanna the six foot rule could easily be dropped by at least half if not more. Of course this only works if every one wears such a face cover.

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      1. Press trying to manufacture outrage over a CDC employee telling a medical professional with no mask to wear a bandanna. Just like Kung flu, no one knows if it’s true, but they still use as hammer to hit POTUS.

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  15. POTUS giving it back. You’re network called me a Racist for doing the ban. You’re saying I wasn’t prepared? I was the first one to do the ban, now other countries are doing what I did.

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    1. IMO….POTUS and the Federal Government are doing EVERYTHING they can to battle this and making all resource available. It is up to the individual STATES and individual medical providers to step up and take advantage!!! They need to stop whining and complaining and GET F’N BUSY!!! As of yesterday, only 10 states had begun implementing drive-thru lab testing.

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  16. Man. the WH press pool shot of the podium area is tight, and is not showing the stage right area. No flag there? The tassels on the American flag are red, white and blue. No shots of the front of the podium.

    Those memes yesterday on the flags and the seal touched a nerve. Something happened we don’t know anything about.

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  17. TWICE, President Trump has emphasized “this”, (ChiCom-19) was known to the world, we’d have significantly ChiCom-19 cases.

    Specifically said IF we’d have know months earlier.

    – ChiComs knew of ChiCom-19, on Nov 17. 20.
    – Admitted ChiCom-19, mid Jan, 20.

    Significant gap in time…to infect global community. ChiComs allowed this.

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      1. Change my mind.

        ^^^ Uh, can’t alter facts.

        President Trump has further revealed his knowing ChiCom culpability (right word?) and I think, accountability will happen.

        Great presser, except ignorant presstitutes.

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        1. Actually bats were experimented on in the UNC lab along with swine and later in Australia HIV. You would actually need to look at the studies done to see that. We posted a link to the study way back in the second Virus page a couple weeks ago. I did go back and look but have now stopped after finding one comment from Gail that bares this out for which this is an extract from 5 Mar. “PAPER: A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence”. So if some one says it was bats, feel free to say, Yes, Lab Bats!

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  18. So, a little other “fun” information —
    13 hours ago
    Credit to ANC News
    “Ghislaine Maxwell, citing death threats and extensive legal fees, sues Epstein estate”
    It appears that GHISLAINE MAXWELL, who has disappeared from sight, has hired a law firm in the U.S. Virgin Islands to sue the estate of JEFFREY EPSTEIN, her old boyfriend / pimp / fellow criminal, to reimburse her financial outlays for security guards, “safe” housing, and other financial losses, since his death.
    Maxwell’s previous requests for reimbursement from the Epstein estate have been ignored.

    Must suck for her to know that she’s NOTHING now to the Epstein estate. AND that she’s being sued, along with the estate, by women who were abused / pimped by her as well as by Epstein.

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    1. That woman has more money than ………………….. (well, you get the picture!) Is there anyone she and her late father, and her sister, have NOT blackmailed, spied on?

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  19. FANTASTIC the Chinese are being nailed on their criminal behavior…allowing ChiCom-19 to spread.

    AND, not support a, believe China statements position. Missed the exact words.

    No comment regarding taking China to task for their behavior.

    IMO, ^^^ validation chiComs WILL pay dearly for their reckless behavior regarding ChiCom-19.

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  20. 🤣🤣🤣
    POTUS, pointing to press, y”all are sitting too close. We should actually get rid of 75-80% of you…and keep only the ones I like.

    Not sure they got the joke, watch for offended articles, 3,2,1…

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  21. Think Ahead

    Oh, WuFlu, WuFlu, what’re we to do?
    How can we survive when it comes through?
    What to do?

    Pessimists say that humanity’s done,
    With nowhere to hide and nowhere to run
    We’re all doomed!

    The Clueless say that it’s just the flu
    It won’t get me and who cares about you
    Just the flu!

    Pragmatists say that we’ve got to plan
    We can do it if anyone can
    Think ahead!

    Sanctuary cities, all run by Dimms
    Filled by rot and waste right to the brim
    Clean ‘em up!

    Alien invaders are comin’ in
    Bringin’ their diseases with all their kin
    Build the wall!

    Group gatherings only spread it more
    Passed from you to me, an infectious spore
    Shut ‘em down!

    All the kids at school will spread it around
    To the school staff, then it’s homeward bound
    Close ‘em now!

    People with fevers, we need to find out
    If it’s WuFlu , so there is no doubt
    Test ‘em all!

    Make the test kits reliable and fast
    Make ‘em by the millions so that they’ll last
    Send ‘em out

    Make those test kits available to all
    Do it with speed, it’s not the time to stall
    Test ‘em now!

    Ventilators are needed, thousands more
    Put our manufacturers on this chore
    Make ‘em now!

    People with WuFlu need more than a nurse
    Don’t wait to see if it’s gonna get worse
    Treat ‘em now!

    After they’re cured they’re weak and might shed
    Give ‘em time to recuperate in bed
    Watch ‘em close!

    For those folks who cough, sneeze and spray
    Let’s all get masks and wear ‘em today
    Wear your mask!

    Drugs to kill WuFlu are needed fast
    Made in U.S.A., not like in the past
    Make ‘em here!

    We’ve got approved drugs that now work well
    And more coming soon to kill those germ cells
    Use ‘em now!

    Avoid all crowds and give people space
    Stay and home and avoid face-to-face

    Don’t go to work when you start to feel sick
    And call your doctor, and better call quick
    Do it now!

    Wear gloves, use wipes and wash your hands
    All work together for WuFlu’s last stand

    When all this is over and finally won
    We’ll be amazed what Americans have done
    We are one!

    Praise and thank the Good Lord for His grace
    Return to Him now and seek His face
    Praise the Lord!

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    1. BRAVO, BAKO!!!

      One of your very best!

      I was wondering when the Muse™ would hit you!

      “You Done Good, Boy!” as we say in the South.

      Please put this one in the Poetry Tree and on the coronavirus thread too!

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  22. Grandstander starts listing the economy is bad, POTUS interrupts What’s the question?, continues the list, POTUS interrupts again, Everybody knows this, everybody in this room knows this, WHAT’s the question??

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      1. He’d do these as chopper pressers, except he is deferring to his team with him.

        I do look forward to presstitutes being outside with Marine One engines spooled up. Priceless setting, President materfully toying with press, Marine One in back ground, and presstitutes hating being outside in the weather, noise…

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  23. POTUS on oil prices
    Cheap oil is like a big tax decrease, speaking w/those who have something to do with it, trying to find medium ground
    It’ s very bad on Russia
    At the appropriate time I’ll get involved

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  24. Another significant PLUS, President Trump, and his team emphasizes Feds staying in their lanes. States, County and City stay in their lanes.

    Feds make Federal level decisions.

    States, County and City make decisions on their levels.

    Goes to accountability, Rights…
    Love the OAN reporter slamming lefty news organizations supporting ChiCom narrative. LOLF!!!

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  25. So, the Little Princess just departed. She walked in the door and announced they have been sent home until May. It seems someone in the building is presumptive positive. All the symptoms, but the test has not come back. So, what does my sister do? SHE COMES OVER TO THE HOUSE WHERE I AM, THE ONE SHE GAVE THE FLU TO!


    I’ve already Clorox wiped everything she touched including the front door, but jeez.

    Okay, rant over.

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        1. Dep Pat, I realize she is family, but I would speak to her about it… she could be ‘carrying’ now… perhaps they could be semi-quarantined… at least out of the kitchen…

          when grandson had the flu in January, I had him stay upstairs… which he was happy to do… (his girlfriend moved into the guest room) and I stayed downstairs in my studio… his girlfriend and I wiped the kitchen down entering and leaving…

          Girlfriend and I stayed well as a result of reduced contact…

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      1. No, someone who works in her building is presumptive positive. My sister had no contact with her, but still, the woman was in the suite where she works on Tuesday, although the LP claims she wasn’t there when the infected person made an appearance.

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  26. Okay, I know several people have talked about their industries and how things have ramped down, and how business is being lost, but allow me to add a few other comments to that.

    This was left by my former pilates instructor who owns her own business and has side jobs to make ends meet on a post about musicians’ gigs being cancelled and the pitiful amount of money lost. My liberal friends “laughed” at the meme, but really it is not funny.

    ” I’m the lead singer in a band. We just got all of our gigs cancelled for the next 2.5 months. That was just my part time job but it pays my rent and living expense. One of the band members supports a family of 6 by playing in two bands and at 5 church services every week. He has lost ALL of his income for the next 2 months. Oh yeah … and he just welcomed another baby into his family. Lots of musicians get paid crap because they take the crappy gigs just to “have a little fun playing”. MANY actually make an honest living off of it and they are REALLY hurting right now.”

    Add hair and nail salons to the list. My hairdresser called me last night looking for my sister to cancel her appointment coming up. He’s closing for a bit in a cost cutting move.

    I don’t think this is going to last as long as two months given the drugs the FDA is looking at, but all service workers are in deep doo doo with this. You can’t make money of you can’t work and have close contact with the customer. And that doesn’t include tips which is a lot of times the difference between eating and not.

    Just some food for thought.

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    1. Yes, I fully understand but it’s really not unlike a major flood, or 150” of snow, the wildfires in California, a serious family illness, etc.
      Sh*t happens to all of us…just can’t escape that fact. To blithely go through life thinking nothing will ever challenge your ability to survive is unrealistic and you’d better plan ahead. The circumstances are not anyone’s fault but not being prepared is.
      And that’s my food for thought….speaking as someone who has been there, done that…totally by myself.


      1. I had to take some time before responding.

        Not everyone has been there, done that. They are going through it now out of no fault of their own. They deserve compassion. And sometimes, taking precautions is not enough.

        I know that from personal experience.


        1. You are missing the point…a flood, a wildfire, mud slides, a child born with severe health issue, etc. are no one’s fault. ALL Victims deserve compassion, not just those in the arts, which was my point.

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  27. We all know how the Leftist MSM is handling reporting on the virus, the President, the economy. But let me add 2 cents here. There are two alternative Drudge sites I go too – and frankly, I can’t stand them right now. They’re just as bad for hyperbole, bombastic, over-top speculation, nonsense headlines as some of the Lefty sites. I’m talking about Citizen Free Press and Liberty Daily.

    They’ve become clickbait.

    Very disappointing. Anybody have some suggestions? I know Wolfie has given us a post on alternatives, but would like to know before spending time and energy if any of these other sites are worthwhile.

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    1. Our First Lady is a sweet, gracious, regal, poised, generous, tender hearted woman! She loves children and loves to spend time with them and with our veterans in the hospital.

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