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Biden Dominates Trump in Northeast, Kennedy Leads Markey in Two Polls

No surprise here, we have polls in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York from Quinnipiac UniversityQuinnipiac UniversityQuinnipiac University and two polls for Massachusetts from UMass-Lowell and Emerson College that shows Joe Biden will be expectedly very strong in the Northeast.

PRESIDENT – CONNECTICUT (Quinnipiac)
Joe Biden (D) 56%
Donald Trump (R-inc) 33%

PRESIDENT – NEW JERSEY (Quinnipiac)
Joe Biden (D) 54%
Donald Trump (R-inc) 35%

PRESIDENT – NEW YORK (Quinnipiac)
Joe Biden (D) 55%
Donald Trump (R-inc) 32%

PRESIDENT – MASSACHUSETTS (UMass-Lowell)
Joe Biden (D) 58%
Donald Trump (R-inc) 30%

PRESIDENT – MASSACHUSETTS (Emerson)
Joe Biden (D) 60%
Donald Trump (R-inc) 30%

The Q-polls were all done April 30-=May 4 with 945 registered voters in CT, 945 registered voters in NJ and 915 registered voters in NY. The UMass-Lowell poll was done April 27-May 1 among 1000 likely voters. The Emerson College poll was done May 5-6 among 740 registered voters. What may be more interesting in the two polls in Massachusetts is we are on the verge of seeing a sitting Democratic incumbent US Senator go down in the primary.

US SENATE – MASSACHUSETTS – DEM PRIMARY (UMass-Lowell)
Joe Kennedy III 44%
Ed Markey (inc) 42%

US SENATE – MASSACHUSETTS – DEM PRIMARY (Emerson)
Joe Kennedy III 58%
Ed Markey (inc) 42%

Ed Markey spends 40 years in the US House to finally become a US Senator to replace John Kerry (he does also get elected to a full term in 2014), but is on the verge of being pushed out by his own party after only one full term. The UMass-Lowell poll has 531 likely Democratic primary voters and the Emerson College poll had 620 likely Democratic primary voters.

Posted by Dave at 9:22 am
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642 Responses to “Biden Dominates Trump in Northeast, Kennedy Leads Markey in Two Polls”

  1. jason says:

    Number 1

  2. jason says:

    The bad news for Biden is that Hillary did better than that in NY in MA and the same in NY and CT.

  3. jason says:

    Alas, Jason still doesn’t get it. The tariff will cause the shoe manufacturer to shift production to Indonesia. Economic damage to China, and Jason will not have to bear any burden of confronting Communist China. Win-win.”

    Wow, Chicon is showing a glimmer of understanding here.

    At least he didn’t advocate for “transferring production to the US”, there is a least a vague acknowledgment that we should not be manufacturing products where we are not competitive in a global economy.

    The problem seems to be that China is “communist”.

    We still have to work on the fact that communist or not, China is a market of 1.4 billion people, almost 20% of the world’s population, and if we won’t trade with them someone else certainly will.

    But we are making progress.

  4. jason says:

    20.5 million Jobs lost.

    Trump is gone. Democratic super-majority coming, probably for a generation.

    Good riddance to you ignorant echo chamber goons.”

    LOL

    So the moonbats want to shut down the economy forever, and then take great pride and satisfaction from the unemployment toll?

    What a great electoral strategy!

  5. lisab says:

    20.5 million Jobs lost.
    —————————–

    and your solution is to put biden, who has never had a job in industry in charge?

  6. DW says:

    Trump at 49% approval in Rasmussen now for two days in a row.

  7. Phil says:

    Think about it. Unless Democrats can convince the American people that Trump is the reason the entire world economy collapsed the question becomes who is best suited to build it back in the US? Trump who did it once before or Joe Biden.

    Advantage Trump…..especially when Biden’s side is calling for basically an unlimited lockdown. That’s their plan for rebuilding the economy? Uh, ok.

    I’ll take that choice any day and so will most Americans.

  8. lisab says:

    Trump at 49% approval in Rasmussen now for two days in a row.
    ———————–
    cannot be true, i heard trump would win if he is over 45%

  9. Tgca says:

    Ocho Bebe! Ocho!

  10. Tgca says:

    I hate you LisaB!!

  11. Tina says:

    Trump on Obama/Biden and the Russian Hoax:

    LizRNC
    “If anyone thinks that he and Sleepy Joe Biden didn’t know what was going on, they have another thing coming.”

  12. Tina says:

    It appears that more evidence is coming out on the Russian hoax involving Obumbler and China Biden.

    This is the biggest scandal since Watergate and the first time that there was not a peaceful transition of power.

  13. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hmmm…

    Where did the term “monkey wrench” come from?

    Do monkeys have wrenches and other tools?

  14. Tina says:

    Dave Wasserman
    @Redistrict
    · 18h
    Dems sounding alarm in #CA25 special.

    Of 108k ballots returned so far: 45% R, 35% D, per @paulmitche11 data – even though registered Ds outnumber Rs 39%-32% in #CA25.

    Little doubt Mike Garcia (R) ahead today. Christy Smith (D) has a lot of catching up to do in final days.

  15. Scooterboy says:

    6. Trumps approval has been edging up in several polls the last few weeks.

    Markets doing pretty well so far today. Up over 24,000.

  16. Tina says:

    Remember, muh beaches?

    John ‘Murder Hornet’ Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    ·
    54m
    A contrast in the successes of outstanding conservative FL
    @GovRonDeSantis
    and far left
    @NYGovCuomo
    handling of the COVID-19 situation.

    Population:
    Florida: 21,500,000
    New York: 19,500,000

    Coronavirus cases:
    FL: 38,828
    NY: 337,421

    Coronavirus deaths:
    FL: 1,600
    NY: 26,365

  17. jason says:

    Feinstein Blasts Tara Reade: ‘Where Has She Been All These Years?’”

    Did she ask Dr. Ford that question?

  18. Hugh says:

    Where’s PO? Maybe he’s sensing the impending doom head his party’s way.

  19. Phil says:

    Great news from China – Deaths in China cut in half – from 2 to 1.

  20. DW says:

    Foreshadow of the sort of health care democrats want for our future. I read an account from a third-world country in southeast Asia. Covid spreading, and those infected show up to the hospital for help, only to get turned away because the healthcare workers don’t have anything to protect themselves and don’t want to catch it. So the victims go to another hospital and lie about their symptoms so they can get in and get a hospital bed.

  21. Bitterlaw says:

    The father and son who hunted down and killed that black man should bee cured but that will take years. Release them into the general prison population. No prosecution of those who deliver the justice they deserve.

  22. Wes says:

    TIPW is pure scum. He’s literally cheering for a recession or depression so Dems can achieve a generational majority.

  23. Tina says:

    hem Horne Retweeted

    Ivan Pentchoukov
    @IvanPentchoukov
    ·
    16m
    Michael Sussman told Congress that the DNC offered FBI physical access to its servers and FBI declined.

    James Comey told Congress that the FBI asked for access and DNC declined.

    Who is lying?

    (pg 25) https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/ms53.pdf

  24. DW says:

    23 – people like that who are so full of hate are their own punishment. They are the type who rant and rave at everyone around them, completely consumed by anger and rage.

  25. wvally says:

    Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating has surged beyond 80 percent. New York is the global epicenter for COVID-19 and there’s little the government did well to contain the virus in its early stages. 20,000+ people have died. It is truly one of the most remarkable PR coups of all-time.

    https://twitter.com/rossbarkan/status/1258436042572652544?s=21

  26. DW says:

    26 – its sort of like the abused wife. Why doesn’t she leave him? He’s all she knows. These people in NY have been feeding at the public trough since 1980 when Mario turned NY into a huge welfare state.

    When I think of NY state, where I grew up, it can best be captured by a picture that is so easy to find as you drive around the state. Here is the image:

    A large Victorian style house with mature trees around it, no paint left on it, the wood is rotting, the roof is collapsing, and a government sign is on the door–a red box with a slash through it indicating it is not fit for human habitation.

    And sitting next to the condemned house is a ratty trailer built sometime in the 1960s with garbage all around it. This is where the owners live, and you can see a piece of junk they drive around parked in the driveway, and a satellite dish so they can watch their governor tell them how wonderful life is.

  27. NYCmike says:

    “The father and son who hunted down and killed that black man should bee cured but that will take years. Release them into the general prison population. No prosecution of those who deliver the justice they deserve.”

    -“should bee cured”?

    Is Bitterlaw calling for those 2 to be put to death by a swarm of killer hornets?

    I agree.

  28. NYCmike says:

    In regard to NYC hospitals, and this is only anecdotal evidence, as my company makes deliveries in several area hospital chains – the longer this goes on, the more empty the hospitals seem to be of patients, but the workers are more heavily outfitted in PPE than ever before, despite the lack of patients. There is a lot of sitting around and phone-gazing as far as I can see.

  29. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Where’s PO? Maybe he’s sensing the impending doom head his party’s way.”

    LOL delusion at its finest!

    If you mean us winning the WH, Senate, and House is “impending doom”, then SIGN ME UP sport! BLUE POLLS EVERYWHERE

    BLUE.WAVE.COMIN’.YALL

  30. NYCmike says:

    “It is truly one of the most remarkable PR coups of all-time.”

    -I believe it is a temporary spike.

    There is no need to go after him right now.

    If he ever throws his hat into the ring nationally, the reality of his decisions will be made plain to see for the whole country.

  31. Phil says:

    When I see Cuomo with that kind of approval after the mistakes he has made I give up on the population of that state. The people there are not capable of rational thought.

    Sorry Mike. The nuking is back on. It’s the only way to be sure. The electorate there is obviously beyond help.

  32. Phil says:

    The father and son? Send them to Texas. We know how to take care of them.

  33. Wes says:

    But then the NAACP will run an ad saying Texans are racists for not seeking a hate crimes prosecution, Phil.

  34. Country Dick Montana says:

    “Markets doing pretty well so far today. Up over 24,000.”

    Who are the geniuses that told me to wait and dip my toe at 18000, or was it 15000? They told me to wait until the market “tested new lows.” Where are those guys (or guy singular, not sure that they aren’t one in the same sort of a Sybil/Ying and Yang personality)I want to complain. All that cash I am sitting on.

  35. Phil says:

    Ah yes, the Al Gore strategy of 2000.

    I remember it well.

  36. Tgca says:

    I don’t agree about nuking NYC but I do think it’s time to start opening the economy and letting NY and NJ deal with their outbreak the way they wish to deal with it and stop trying to hold the rest of the country hostage. The continued spread in NYC has more to do with its congested environment than anything else. Folks choose to live in that congestion and it does pose risks just like living near the ocean in FL poses risks to hurricanes or living in CA poses risks for earthquakes.

    Most folks could care less about how NY and NJ are handling this pandemic when it comes to their own area just like NY and NJ would care less if it happened elsewhere and would want to do what’s best for them, regardless of what others did.

    That’s the reality of it so let’s get back to normal and let NY and NJ do what they want. Sorry! They’re collateral damage if it comes down to them or the entire US economy just like they would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

    We have to take a war time approach to this or it can cause more deaths and world devastation in the long term. Let’s help NY and NJ where possible but not at the extreme expense of others.

  37. Country Dick Montana says:

    “The new numbers bring the statewide death toll to 3,616. Of those deaths, 2458 have been in long-term care facilities. The total number of deaths has risen by hundreds over the past several days as Department of Health officials work to catch up with data coming in from Philadelphia and other counties.”

    Almost 70% of PA deaths in nursing homes, but we have to shut down the entire state. Wolf is an idiot and the Health Director is a confused angry person who is loving its power over people.

  38. NYCmike says:

    https://www.theblaze.com/louder-with-crowder/steven-crowder-2645945316

    -Glad to see someone going after “Fredo” Cuomo!

  39. Phil says:

    “They’re collateral damage if it comes down to them or the entire USA economy”

    Exactly!

    Let em wallow in their economic misery for as long as they want to inflict it on themselves. New York can shut down forever as far as I’m concerned.

  40. NYCmike says:

    “I don’t agree about nuking NYC…”

    -I have made a large batch of quinoa, added a bottle of maple sugar to it, and will have it delivered by drone later this afternoon.

    Thank you for your support!

  41. NYCmike says:

    “We have to take a war time approach to this or it can cause more deaths and world devastation in the long term. Let’s help NY and NJ where possible but not at the extreme expense of others.”

    -I have no issue with this.

  42. Robbie says:

    Now that states like NY have decided to scour their books for nursing home deaths that may have the hallmark of coronavirus death, they can literally make the number of deaths from the illness be whatever they want it to be.

    I have no problem with states going back into their records to see how far back coronavirus starting killing people. In fact, I think it’s appropriate because it will show the virus was here long before anyone realized it and we somehow managed to lead normal lives.

    However, the death totals aren’t being revised to give a more accurate representation of the cause of death. They’re being revised to use as a tool to cause panic and despair and it’s disgusting.

  43. Scooterboy says:

    35. I’m pretty confident that Proud Odummycon & the word Genius , have never crossed paths.

  44. Phil says:

    Mike still gets a 24 hour heads up from me before we drop the big one.

  45. Robbie says:

    More and more, I think the answer to this health crisis is a treatment rather than a vaccine. Don’t get me wrong. I hope Trump can stand before the nation in September and announce a vaccine has been approved for emergency use. However, the quickest way to end the panic is knowing that an effective treatment is available.

    Right now, the best route to a treatment appears to be monoclonal antibodies. Several biotech companies have already created these and they are likely to be ready by late Summer. My understanding is they would be a shot (pitch can correct me if I’m wrong) and they could even provide short term immunity for a few months.

    Knowing that a positive test result can be quickly dealt with by a shot that begins working within 20 minutes or so would almost certainly allow the vast majority of fear to subside. We don’t fear the flu or other illnesses that were once fatal because we can effectively treat them. Why would coronavirus be any different?

  46. Robbie says:

    Wes says:
    May 8, 2020 at 11:27 am
    TIPW is pure scum. He’s literally cheering for a recession or depression so Dems can achieve a generational majority.

    – I don’t know who TIPW is, but Wes is correct. Those rooting for economic collapse (CNN, NYT, WaPo) because they think it will lead to Democrat majorities are scum. What they haven’t realized is a depression caused by a health crisis doesn’t just end because Biden is elected. Without a treatment or vaccine, it could get worse and worse as businesses, industries, and the banking system fail. Worst case scenario is we could easily face a complete devolution of society like we saw in the days immediately after Katrina hit New Orleans.

  47. NYCmike says:

    “More and more, I think the answer to this health crisis is a treatment rather than a vaccine. Don’t get me wrong. I hope Trump can stand before the nation in September and announce a vaccine has been approved for emergency use. However, the quickest way to end the panic is knowing that an effective treatment is available.”

    -Agreed.

    And for doctors to have a ready stock of hydro/zinc/Z-pack, until proven otherwise. The fact that this is a low-cost, low side-effect medicine should make it one of the most sought after treatments, especially for those of less affluent means.

    As for vaccines, other than those like the smallpox and M/M/R vaccine which have been given for decades and shown to have been a great success, I will be skeptical of anything our government and Fauci/Gates/CDC/NIH try to sell the American public.

  48. NYCmike says:

    Phil,

    Thanks.

  49. Phil says:

    Agree with Robbie that the treatment of the virus is the best answer. It is for sure the most likely answer in the near future. A vaccine is realistically way off, and there is a possibility it is waaay off.

  50. Country Dick Montana says:

    “we could easily face a complete devolution of society”

    Perhaps that would be a good thing. Those of us who can build a society do so from the rubble of what is left. Look at the type of work doen in red states: manufacturing, extraction, farming in other words producers. Even the rich blue states are primarily rent seekers and tech.

    I think that it was Peter Theil that said something about the 70’s gave us a trip to the moon. the 2000’s gave us 140 characters.

    Let the rich blue states eat that.

  51. NYCmike says:

    “Worst case scenario is we could easily face a complete devolution of society like we saw in the days immediately after Katrina hit New Orleans.”

    -As Margaret Thatcher said “”They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.””

    Look after yourself and your family first.

    Elect more Democrats if you think the government can do a better job than each individual.

    #NeverTrumpers, what say you?

  52. Robbie says:

    I go back and forth on how far off a vaccine is. On the one hand, it’s a complicated process that usually takes years and years. Waiting for one could be like waiting for Gadot. And suggesting one could be just months off could lead to a massive drop in confidence if it never arrives. And of course, there’s always the issue of those who don’t trust vaccine for whatever reason.

    On the other hand, with the amount of advanced technology, machine learning, super computers crunching millions of pieces of data in milliseconds, and artificial intelligence, we’re probably far closer than we realize. Would Moderna have gotten such quick approval to move to Phase 2 if the early results weren’t promising? Would Pfizer and JNJ talk with such confidence if they weren’t already quite assured they were onto something? Same for Oxford University.

    I’m reasonably optimistic we’re going to get good news on a vaccine before the end of the year. And more importantly, a vaccine doesn’t even have to 100% effective. If one proves 70% effective, that still provides for her immunity.

  53. lisab says:

    the trouble is that the basement dwellers think that they would do better than most in a societal collapse

    they think they are smarter than almost anyone else with their poli-sci and gender studies degrees, and cannot understand why they are not running things

    therefore it must be society’s fault

  54. lisab says:

    of course on naked and afraid, it is usually the poli-sci major who does best

  55. NYCmike says:

    http://blueberrytown.com/index.php/2020/05/08/covid-19-and-incremental-risk-in-american-life/

    -My main worry has been being exposed to the Wuhan at work and getting my son and wife sick. I slept in my basement for almost a month to avoid the wife…..she has been so very happy all this time…..

  56. Tina says:

    January 5 2017 is turning out to be a very important day for the Russian Hoaxers. Psycho Comedy and others were in the Obumbler White House.

    Plotting.

  57. Proud Obamacon says:

    Captain dick endorses socialism? Well $hit. What happened here? LOL

    First Jason admit he loves Venezuelan monetary policy, now Captain Dick loves that the govt has taken over the stock market. Amazing!

    #RESIST

  58. DW says:

    57 – lock them all up, or apologize to Nixon. Plotting to ruin lives and destroy a political enemy’s presidency is far, far worse than a bungled cover-up of a bungled break in.

  59. jason the slobber dog confederate says:

    Zzzzz….

    Gov. Tom Wolf has chosen 13 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh region, as the next to be lifted from the stay-at-home order.

    “Here’s the next counties to move into the yellow zone: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland. The city of Pittsburgh is in Allegheny County.

    Those counties will move into the yellow phase on May 15, the governor’s office said Friday.”

  60. VictrC says:

    So let me get this straight, the same people who want:

    • Total Shelter in Place across the entire US regardless of case numbers
    • To shut the economy is shut down in order to fight the virus
    • Think we should not open any states up yet
    • Are Ok with paying people more in UE benefits than they were making while working
    • Believe the Govt should pay each person, regardless of immigration status, $2000 a month per person, $1000 per kid, to stay home and not work

    Are the same ones saying that the unemployment numbers are the administrations fault, and that there needs to be regime change

  61. jason says:

    “What is amazing about the 53 transcripts released by ODNI yesterday is how many former Obama officials were forced to admit privately under oath that what they claimed in their TV appearances about “collusion” was nonsense and had no basis in reality.”

  62. NYCmike says:

    https://campusreform.org/?ID=14840

    -Another reason why Dennis Prager is correct when he says “personal goodness should be valued over supposed intelligence”.

  63. jason says:

    I will give Ted Cruz a pass on this grandstanding…

    “U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz showed his support for recently jailed stylist Shelley Luther by getting a haircut at her now controversial Salon à la Mode.

    “We’re thrilled to be with you and know the whole State of Texas is standing with you, so thank you for your courage,” Cruz told Luther.”

  64. jason says:

    York Co.

    450000 people

    753 cases
    13 deaths

    Still on lock down.

  65. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://triblive.com/local/regional/beaver-county-officials-blast-wolfs-decision-to-keep-county-under-heavy-coronavirus-restrictions/

    “Beaver County officials blasted Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday for his decision to keep their county under the most restrictive pandemic-related guidelines, while the county’s District Attorney declared he wouldn’t prosecute business owners who choose to flout the continued restrictions.”

    70% of cases and nearly all deaths in Beaver County are at a nursing home. Great to see the local officials telling Wolfie and our freak show Secretary of Health to suck it.

  66. DW says:

    Virginia Beach

    450,000 people

    469 cases
    17 deaths

    Still on lock down.

  67. Country Dick Montana says:

    The following quote from Wolf tells you that HE HAS NO POWER:

    “Wolf said local leaders are “taking a chance with the lives of residents.”

    “I think you’re jeopardizing lives,” he said during his press briefing. “In our opinion, the time is not right (to lift restrictions). I think it’s soon in Beaver County’s case, but it’s not right today.

    “If they go ahead and do that, they’re taking a chance.”

    Open it up and say screw you.

  68. Tgca says:

    Got my antibodies test results for COVID this week and negative so I guess that’s good news for now. I was up and about in NYC and north Jersey a few times from Feb through early March as this thing started to really hit without full knowledge yet by all so God knows what I could have caught from those people. Same in Philly. Haven’t been to either place since.

    But seriously, open up the damn country in the less risky areas and let people get to work. It’s horrible so many, especially in the service industry have their future outlook so bleak at this time, especially if they have children. Many of those people don’t have more than a few months savings, if even that. I know the gubbermint can step in to help but financial assistance can only go so far.

  69. Tgca says:

    If times get really bad, I’m willing to pony up my basement for folks in need so my friends NYC and Wes are welcome to join me in the Sewer State. Not far from Bitter either so Wes can easily go hang out with him too, maybe take in a flower show in Philly, if he gets bored hanging with NYC in the basement, that is.

  70. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/businesses-struggle-to-lure-workers-away-from-unemployment-11588930202

    Tough for those low end workers to go back to work when the Government pays so much for them not to work. Imagine the carnage if we all had that deal, why work at all?

  71. Country Dick Montana says:

    Businesses looking for a quick return to normal are running into a big hitch: Workers on unemployment benefits are reluctant to give them up. That’s complicating plans to reopen states and get the U.S. economy back on track.

    For some workers, unemployment benefits are now paying more than their old jobs did. For others, safety concerns or a lack of child care, as most schools and day-care centers remain closed, are making them hesitant to go back.

  72. NYCmike says:

    “Still on lock down.”

    -That is shameful.

  73. NYCmike says:

    ” if he gets bored hanging with NYC in the basement, that is.”

    -As long as he brings Tink and the dancing pole, we will be ok.

  74. Victrc says:

    Ugh I know the guy who brought that resolution to the SA city counsel. He’s the biggest sleezeball I’ve ever come across in my life. A real weasel. He did something super disgusting to hurt my wife and her family. San Antonio is gone soon. There’s bastions if conservatives there but they are all leaving

    Our property tax there has doubled in four years. It’s INSANE They are driving business and people out of town fast.

  75. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/was-sand-dumping-at-pittsburgh-city-hall-a-retaliation-to-shuttered-skateboard-park/

    Someone dumped sand in a revolving door at Pittsburgh’s City Hall Thursday night, hours after city officials reported that a public works crew put sand in a shuttered neighborhood skateboard park to prevent repeated break-ins.

    Take that Tyrants!!!

  76. DW says:

    78 – wait! I thought all those evil rich corporations were just supposed to pay out all the extra taxes, and like Santa Claus, give out all the goodies to make everyone happy in a liberal utopia!

  77. jason says:

    Looks like some of the sheriffs in PA are saying they will not enforce any business shutdowns anymore, including Beaver and Cumberland counties.

  78. jason says:

    This Kayleigh woman can dish it out….ouch!

    “I would encourage the individual who did that analysis of my past, rather than focusing on me, he really should be focused on some of the various guests CNN chose to have on their network,” she continued. “He should be focused on…Jim Clapper, who said ten days before he privately told investigators there was no evidence of collusion, that Watergate pales in comparison to the Russia probe. I would encourage them to look at Samantha Power, who’s privately saying, ‘I’m not in possession of any evidence of collusion.’ Ambassador Rice, ‘I don’t recall intelligence or evidence of any collision.’ Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, “I don’t recall that being brief to me.’”

    McEnany criticized CNN for running with the collusion narrative for over two years, “Perhaps they should do analysis of that.”

  79. jason says:

    Ok, I see Country Dick has beaten me to it on Beaver Co.

  80. jason says:

    Big Federal Prison dump today, 440 cases.

    So between Navajo Nation, US Military, VA and Federal Prisons we have almost 1,000 cases. But only 28 deaths among them.

  81. jason says:

    Btw, American Samoa has zero cases so far, population 55k.

  82. Tgca says:

    81 Beaver county? Really?

    Reminds me of this famous clip

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4

  83. NYCmike says:

    “Btw, American Samoa has zero cases so far, population 55k.”

    -Isn’t Mike Bloomberg their new President?

  84. NYCmike says:

    Replaced JEB!2016?

  85. Scooterboy says:

    We’ve seen the lows in March’ for the stock market, says man who called Dow 20,000 in 2015, ‘and we will never see those lows again

    I think 2021 could be a boom year,’ says Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel

    Jeremy Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School
    ‘We’ve seen the lows in March and we will never see those lows again’
    That is Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, during CNBC’s “Squawk Box” segment on Friday, expressing nearly unfettered optimism about the path forward for the U.S. stock market, despite a historically bad jobs report.

  86. jason says:

    “Around 81 000 to 138 000 people die each year because of snake bites, and around three times as many amputations and other permanent disabilities are caused by snakebites annually.

    I think we need to shut down the world until we can get rid of all the venomous snakes.

  87. jason says:

    Malaria kills 2.7 million a year.

    We can’t reopen until every mosquito is dead, sorry.

  88. jason says:

    We are at 1600 deaths with almost all states reporting. We are going to need some help from NY.

  89. NYCmike says:

    Is that true about snakes?

    Damn! Thank GOD St. Patrick saved Ireland!

  90. jason says:

    We need 2039 if we are going to follow the IHME model.

  91. Phil says:

    Need some help?

    Paging Governor Wolf!!

  92. NYCmike says:

    https://issuesinsights.com/2020/05/01/now-we-know-there-was-an-anti-trump-conspiracy-at-the-fbi/

    “As the deep-state onion gets peeled back layer by layer to its rotten core, it becomes clear this wasn’t mere government misconduct. It was a criminal conspiracy.”

    -Will Bitterlaw, Robbie and “CG” remark on how silly it is to use the term “deep-state” above?

  93. jason says:

    Yes, that is the WHO number, and we know they are never wrong

    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/snakebite-envenoming

  94. jason says:

    Sorry, I don’t believe in the “deep state” either.

    I believe in misconduct and criminality among various agencies.

  95. Phil says:

    Governor Wolf: Where are my numbers, Damnit. Get me my numbers!

  96. NYCmike says:

    “I believe in misconduct and criminality among various agencies.”

    -Let’s see if anyone gets prosecuted for criminality.

  97. jason says:

    All the states are in and we are at +1629.

    But we still have two hours for a blue state to come through with some “found” deaths.

    Cuomo? Wolf? Dimwit?

  98. jason says:

    -Let’s see if anyone gets prosecuted for criminality.”

    Hope springs eternal.

  99. Phil says:

    Cuomo, Wolf, Dimwit on a conference call as we speak.

  100. lisab says:

    I think we need to shut down the world until we can get rid of all the venomous snakes.
    —————————————
    that could be a long time,

    hillary clinton could live another 20 years

  101. lisab says:

    I believe in misconduct and criminality among various agencies.
    ————————

    government employees are overwhelmingly democrat

    for one thing, you get points for education, not necessarily for achievement … so if you have a degree in gender studies you can have a career in government

  102. lisab says:

    we are in the process of hiring a new teacher …

    we have the candidates do a teaching example, just so we can see if they can teach

    i kid you not, we came very close to hiring someone who cannot teach, because she is a woman and asian

    that is her main qualification … i had to fight not to hire her

  103. lisab says:

    literally wanted to hire her for the demographic

    and it could still happen

  104. lisab says:

    oh … and she is not a new teacher … it is not like she is a rookie and could improve

    she has twenty years experience … 40 at being female and asian

  105. Tgca says:

    106

    Clearly LisaB is a misogynist and racist. I’m shocked she hates Asian women. Shocked I tell ya! Shocked!

  106. Victrc says:

    If Lisa were in San Antonio I would have to report her.

  107. Tina says:

    The dumbest Senator

    Senator Mitt Romney
    @SenatorRomney
    · Mar 24, 2019
    The Mueller investigation, led by a person of such honor and integrity, has faithfully applied the rule of law despite accusations and fears to the contrary.

  108. NYCmike says:

    #111 – Heh!

  109. lisab says:

    If Lisa were in San Antonio I would have to report her.
    ————————
    at least she does know ocho does not mean 9

  110. lisab says:

    If Lisa were in San Antonio I would have to report her.
    ———————

    fortunately the 2nd candidate was a muslim african … so it worked out ok

  111. DW says:

    Not surprisingly, Bland County Virginia has 0 cases, 0 deaths.

  112. Big Joe says:

    NASDAQ continues to stay in positive territory for the year and now down only 7% from the mid-Feb all-time high.

    Big Joe

  113. jason says:

    Closed out at +1683 deaths vs. IHME model +2039. Now 18 days below the April 21st peak.

    Cases 29,162 down slightly from yesterday and the 7th straight day under 30k cases and 15th day below the April 24th peak.

  114. Tgca says:

    113

    Some of us can count in more than one language but when someone cuts in line and steals your spot, what is a gentleman to do?

  115. jason says:

    MSM complaining that Tara Reade lawyer is a “Trump donor”.

    I think they want someone non-partisan like Stormy’s attorney Michael Avenatti.

  116. jason says:

    Romney is not dumb, he is just MSM toadie scum.

  117. jason says:

    I would give Romney a pass if he was dumb.

    He knows the Mueller investigation was garbage and the impeachment a partisan charade but he doesn’t care as long as he can grab some headlines and get some accolades from his MSM friends.

  118. VictrC says:

    Speaking of Romney…

    this goes to show just what Democrats/Liberals are about, and how far they will stoop to misinform, mislead and lie to win.

    “So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for ten years,” Reid said on the Senate floor in August 2012. “Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

    Under criticism and repeated denials by Romney, Reid later put out a statement backed by an “extremely credible source,” which turned out to be billionaire Jon Huntsman, Sr, the father of the former Utah governor and Romney rival, according to Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. PolitiFact rated Reid’s allegation “Pants on Fire.”

    When asked about his comments in a new interview by CNN’s Dana Bash, Reid, who recently announced he would retire in 2017 after his term is up, rebuffed those who said his attacks were “McCarthyite.”

    “Well, they can call it whatever they want,” Reid said. “Romney didn’t win, did he?”

    https://time.com/3765158/harry-reid-mitt-romney-no-taxes/

  119. wvally says:

    This is heartbreaking:

    Was married for 32 years to the mother of my children and I’m not allowed to see her on her deathbed. My anger for this government is virtually overwhelming. You have ripped the very soul of my being.?

    https://twitter.com/mollerdennis/status/1258819333045620737?s=21

    ***
    Every day I get more and more furious. There are so many f*cked up things happening on so many different levels. It leaves me seething.

  120. Proud Obamacon says:

    “NASDAQ continues to stay in positive territory for the year and now down only 7% from the mid-Feb all-time high.


    BJ is delusional. We headed to all time highs? LOL

    Jason and Captain Dick embrace Socialism – Wow

    “My anger for this government is virtually overwhelming.”
    Yep Wally – vote BLUE in November.

    #RESIST

  121. wvally says:

    GFY

  122. Tgca says:

    This is some sick chit! Teaching pre-school kids about self-pleasuring. What is the world coming to?

    I am not against sex education at the teenage level but there’s got to be limits.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/08/who-under-4s-should-learn-about-early-childhood-masturbation-explore-gender-identities/

  123. Bitterlaw says:

    96. Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    If there was a Deep State, we would not know there as a Deep State. That is the point of a Deep State.

  124. Tgca says:

    Nothing more hypocritical than some ultra rich b*tch telling us to federalize the nation under one person and dispense with the rights reserved to states’ governors under the constitution because she thinks we should follow her lead which is in lockstep with the corrupt W.H.O. Perhaps in her ultra rich world she is used to just telling folks to do things and they do it but in a republic with numerous states, there are certain states rights we have to work through or become a dictatorship nation.

    She sounds a bit like her husband in the 2000s that got caught lying about his illegal predatory tactics of trying to blackmail companies into submission or ruin them, and that resulted in the boy genius stepping down or face going to jail in the long run for continuing such illegal behavior.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/08/melinda-gates-gives-trump-d-minus-for-coronavirus-response-we-need-leadership/

  125. Tina says:

    Somebody seems nervous.

    Quote Tweet

    Michael Isikoff
    @Isikoff
    · 1h
    Exclusive: Obama, in private talk with ex-aides, says “the rule of law is at risk” in Flynn case and calls Trump response to pandemic an “absolute chaotic disaster.” Listen to the tape: https://news.yahoo.com/obama-irule-of-law-michael-flynn-case-014121045.html

  126. PresidentPaul! says:

    #123
    You know damn well that were they allowed to visit her and then another family member got sick and died they would have sued the $%^& out of the hospital for its lack of safety.

    This is what get when we promote a litigious society

  127. MichiganGuy says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:58 pm
    96. Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    If there was a Deep State, we would not know there as a Deep State. That is the point of a Deep State.
    .
    Yeah, that is great logic. NOT. We know there’s a Deep State because, we finally have an AG with some balls; who is willing to take on the corrupt FBI and DOJ. Case in point the Justice Department now run by AG Barr overruled the four prosecutors of the Roger Stone case after their bias was shown by asking for an extreme and excessive prison sentence. They knew the jig was up so, they all quit in disgrace.

  128. jason says:

    There are certainly Deep Bad Apples.

  129. jason says:

    IHME Model for Spain right on the money.

    https://covid19.healthdata.org/spain

  130. jason says:

    Not a bad idea…

    “Murphy’s latest jaw-droppingly dismissive remark came when asked by reporter John Mooney about Bergen County Assemblyman Kevin Rooney’s call for the labor commish to immediately fix the backlogged unemployment system or resign.

    “Kevin is a good guy, a very good public servant, and I consider him a friend, but Rob’s not going anywhere […] All I would say to anyone who thinks that: Go to another state.”

  131. jason says:

    “Deep State” is as silly an idea as “Trump is a Russian Agent”.

    Even if there was a conspiracy engineered by individuals within federal agencies to target Trump, which evidently there was, that still does not constitute any so called “Deep State”.

  132. jason says:

    Roadkill Maggot is right. Socialism has arrived.

    I am surprised the Marxists call for the program eventually to end… but I understand the virus may never be completely eradicated so it will never end.

    “Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., released the so-called Monthly Economic Support Act that would dramatically expand the one-time stimulus payments of $1,200 sent to most Americans as part of the massive relief package signed at the end of March.

    Similar to a House bill proposed in mid-April, the senators called for $2,000 cash payments to every American who earns less than $120,000. it would expand to $4,000 for married couples and also provided an extra $2,000 for each child up to three.

    HOUSE DEMOCRATS PROPOSE $2,000 CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PAYMENT PER MONTH

    The plan would be retroactive to March. Monthly payments would last until three months after the Health and Human Services Department has declared the public health emergency over.

    It would bar debtors from collecting any of the money for repayments and would deliver the cash regardless of whether people have a Social Security number or filed taxes last year.”

  133. jason says:

    I am sure if Biden wins the idea would be that HHS would never declare the emergency over.

  134. jason says:

    Wake up you lazy bastards. While you have been asleep I already put down a 10 inch skillet of corned beef hash, 3 eggs, bacon, scrapple, biscuits and coffee, and started on planning for lunch. It is freezing balls cold here, 36 degrees with a wind chill of 25, so you need sustenance.

    I feel bad for Tgca as he huddles with his dog and munches on Balsam Fir tree bark and goji berries seeds and sips on organic maple syrup.

  135. Phil says:

    Tremendous plan By Bernie and Kamala. We can print money forever.

    Oh, and the part I like is you don’t have to have a social security number to get it. Goes to “residents”…. (I can see them lined up at our southern border already) LOL

    So, in summary:

    1. It feeds all those starving Americans making $120,000 a year.

    2. Retroactive for three months. Couple with three children get an immediate payment of $30,000.

    3. Continues for three months AFTER the emergency is declared ended. Another $30,000 bonanza.

    4. In practice it never ends because the Democrats, once in power, won’t declare the “emergency” over as long as a single case or death is reported. And even if it did, the emergency is not over because “it might come back”.

    5. This is in addition to unemployment if you’ve lost your job.

    Never let a crisis go to waste.

  136. jason says:

    What is scary is that if the Dems had the house, senate and presidency, this WOULD pass.

  137. jason says:

    Former Obama administration defense official Evelyn Farkas testified under oath that she lied during an MSNBC interview when she claimed to have evidence of alleged collusion, a newly declassified congressional transcript of her testimony shows. Farkas testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on June 26, 2017, as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Lawmakers keyed in on an appearance Farkas made on MSNBC on March 2, 2017, in which she urged intelligence community bureaucrats to disseminate within the government and potentially even leak to media any incriminating information they had about Trump or his aides.

    “Why don’t we go back to that sentence that I just asked you about. It says ‘the Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about their staff dealing with Russians,” [Rep. Trey] Gowdy said. “Well, how would you know what the U.S. government knew at that point? You didn’t work for it, did you?”

    “I didn’t,” said Farkas, a former mid-level Russia analyst who left the federal government in 2015.

    “Then how did you know?” Gowdy responded.

    “I didn’t know anything,” Farkas said.

  138. jason says:

    Moral of the story: it is ok to lie when you are on MSNBC or CNN, it is for the cause.

  139. jason says:

    RIP Little Richard

  140. Tina says:

    Here are the tsa headcount. Yesterday was the busiest travel day since March 26.

    I know the numbers are awful. But further evidence that the worst is behind us. And the economy retires.

    https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/passenger-throughput

  141. Tina says:

    Economy refires*

  142. Phil says:

    Of course it would pass.

    So let’s say you were making ten bucks an hour working for McDonald’s.

    You still have your job or if you don’t, you get unemployment which is even better because the way it is structured your unemployment check is bigger than your paycheck

    $30K retroactively plus $30K post pandemic.

    $10K per month for June July August (at least).

    That’s 90K

    Keep in mind all couples making $200K get this.

    Now let’s add on the government “free” healthcare Democrats would add on. Trillions but at this point who cares where the money comes from. It doesn’t matter anymore.

    This pandemic is the best thing since sliced bread. Oh, and it never goes away because the blue states control all the numbers of deaths, cases…you name it. Perpetual crisis. A never ending emergency.

    Beautiful.

    If you oppose lifting the lockdown you want people to die.

    If you oppose Kamala’s plan you want people to starve.

    …and you have the MSM pushing that message 24/7.

  143. Tina says:

    The rooster was in on the plot. He is really a weak actor in this saga though.

    Rep. Matt Gaetz
    @RepMattGaetz
    · 13h
    Why did Trey Gowdy go on TV in May 2018 and say the FBI did what our fellow Americans would have wanted them to do? And that it had nothing to do with @realDonaldTrump?

    When we wanted subpoena power, it was Paul Ryan and Gowdy who wouldn’t give it to us. https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1258933210026840066

  144. Phil says:

    Little Richard was 87. His publicist says the cause of death was unknown.

    Hey, did he live in Pennsylvania? Governor Wolf can add him to the Corona virus daily death numbers.

  145. Patrickcog says:

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  146. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/pennsylvania-counties-rebel-against-governors-reopening-plan

    “The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office posted a letter to Facebook that declares that the office “will not be enforcing any ‘order’ that violates our Constitutional Rights.”

    “I have no intentions in turning local business owners into criminals,” Sheriff Ronny Anderson said, according to the post.

    Jeff Haste, who chairs the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners, issued a similar letter, saying, “Enough is enough. It is time to reopen the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and return our state to the people (as prescribed by our Constitution) and not run it as a dictatorship.”

    “Allow our businesses and communities to reopen. For centuries, our people and businesses have shown they can adapt to changes to survive and prosper.”

    Dauphin County is Harrisburg, the capital of PA. If Wolf has lost them, he has lost the entire Commonwealth

  147. Country Dick Montana says:

    “RIP Little Richard”

    I remember him and Tanya Tucker at the CMA’s. They were both on fire.

  148. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    May 8, 2020 at 9:16 pm
    Closed out at +1683 deaths vs. IHME model +2039. Now 18 days below the April 21st peak.
    Cases 29,162 down slightly from yesterday and the 7th straight day under 30k cases and 15th day below the April 24th peak.

    – If I didn’t think Democrat governors (some Republicans too) weren’t gaming the system, I’d have more optimism. But when I watch governors like Wolfe or Pritzker, it’s clear they have a vested interest in keeping up the appearance of crisis. Even in my state, Beshear has finally realized there are few cases among the general population so he’s begun testing nursing homes and prisons to find lots of cases and claim the outbreak is growing.

  149. Phil says:

    Beshear has turned out to be a real piece of work.

  150. Tina says:

    But muh salons

    Governor Brian P. Kemp
    @GovKemp
    · 1h
    Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th.

    Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available).

    We will win this fight together!

  151. mRviTO says:

    RRH Elections
    @RRHElections
    ·
    14h
    The Democrats who run LA County are adding last minute in person voting locations for the supposedly all vote by mail #CA25 special election but only in Democrat heavy neighborhoods. Real banana republic stuff going on here.

  152. lisab says:

    in 2016, my hometown in massachusetts went

    90 – 10 hillary

    so the 60 – 30 polls for massachusetts are really not that bad!

  153. lisab says:

    Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy Dies of Coronavirus at 75

  154. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    May 9, 2020 at 12:09 pm
    Beshear has turned out to be a real piece of work.

    – It was always who he was, but the crisis allowed him a chance to show it publicly. All he ever did as AG was sue Bevin. Bevin was hardly a sympathetic character so most just ignored it.

    He issued a state of emergency that has no end date. And since he won’t recall the legislature, he can effectively rule Kentucky as a dictator. Making matters far worse, the local stations all carry his 5PM daily press conference in its entirety every day without any pushback or commentary.

    He knows life is going to change for him come January when the legislature returns, but that’s still eight months!

  155. lisab says:

    fundraising is so bad for the dems right now

    even george clooney has not given money to biden

  156. Tina says:

    What a beat down of two ugly liberals.

    Ted Cruz
    ?
    @tedcruz
    Joe, you chased after Trump for 2 years like a teenage girl throwing her panties at the latest boy band; now you pretend to be this indignant paragon of virtue outraged at everything he says & does. All to get invited to DC cocktail parties & thrill the 13 people watching MSNBC. https://twitter.com/joenbc/status/1258877672417120258

  157. janz says:

    #162. Adding voting places, at the last minute, in dem heavy areas, was also done in the senate AZ election where Sinema, the Dem, won over McSally.

    The Dems have no conscience, ethics, or sense of fair play when it comes to winning elections. The same corrupt maneuvers will be massively used in their efforts to unseat Trump later this year.

  158. Country Dick Montana says:

    “The Dems have no conscience, ethics, or sense of fair play when it comes to winning elections”

    It is about subjugation. That is all that matters.

  159. Scooterboy says:

    Tesla will move its headquarters and maybe its factory out of California and file a lawsuit against Alameda County, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday morning.

  160. jason says:

    Beshear is KYs punishment for having a Paulbot moron as governor.

  161. Scooterboy says:

    Clay Travis- “Arizona has begun antibody testing in their state. So far 3.5% are testing positive. That would mean 255,500 have had coronavirus in state as opposed to 10,526 who have tested positive. A 25x factor which drives death rate down to .2. That is, 99.8% of all infected people recover”

  162. jason says:

    Wolf has now stupidly boxed himself into a corner.

    Dauphin County, where Harrisburg is located, announced, along with Beaver and Lebanon, that they will be moving into the “yellow zone” on their own and won’t be enforcing any shutdowns against businesses.

    Unless he wants to call out the National Guard, he doesn’t have many options.

  163. jason says:

    The rebellion is spreading faster than COVID.

    Wolf could have done the right thing and moved all these counties with low number of cases to yellow (I know, the color coding crap is stupid, but whatever).

    “At least six #COVID19 code-red counties in #Pennsylvania are now in open rebellion against @GovernorTomWolf’s order. Lebanon, Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, York, and Beaver. Schuylkill has merely asked to be moved to yellow.”

  164. jason says:

    Snow flurries here, May 9.

    I blame Al Gore.

  165. Tina says:

    As a manufacturer, Nuissance allows him to reopen,

    But the county won’t

    Schweikart Retweeted

    San Francisco Chronicle
    @sfchronicle
    ·
    1h
    JUST IN: Tesla will move its headquarters and maybe its factory out of California and file a lawsuit against Alameda County, CEO Elon Musk tweets.

  166. Tina says:

    Not a fan of him, but he does have a point.

    Elon Musk
    ?
    @elonmusk
    Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected & ignorant “Interim Health Officer” of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!

    5,147
    9:34 AM – May 9, 2020

  167. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    So now even Elon Musk has had enough of California, and will move his headquarters and much of his business to Texas and Nevada. Frankly, it was crazy that he built an automobile manufacturing plant in the Bay Area in the first place. He did have the sense to build his battery plant over the border near Reno.

    Meanwhile, California is estimated to be looking at a 54 billion dollar budget deficit because of the COVID-19 lockdown. And it will only get worse. Newsom is getting that captain of the Titanic feeling, and now trying to expedite ending the lockdown.

    The Bay Area is resisting, clearly enjoying the regulatory euphoria. The homeless problem in San Francisco is getting worse — despite the city’s attempt to lure the homeless into free motel rooms with the lure of free drugs and alcohol.

  168. Victrc says:

    That budget deficit of $54B is bogus. I broke it down yesterday for someone. First of all it’s a two year projection. It doesn’t take into account the $13,5B they got from the CARES or another $3B they are getting for schools.

    It also is based on revenues not recovering until August 2021 which is when this budget projects a full opening of the state.

    It’s only meant to try and con the federal govt out of $59B more to cover state Employee pensions

  169. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Most new Covid-19 hospitalizations in New York state are from people who were staying home and not venturing much outside, a “shocking” finding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

    The preliminary data was from 100 New York hospitals involving about 1,000 patients, Cuomo said at his daily briefing.

    It shows that 66% of new admissions were from people who had largely been sheltering at home. The next highest source of admissions was from nursing homes, 18%.”

    Half of the deaths in Sweden are from nursing homes; Sweden locked down its nursing homes and refused to allow visitors on April 1st.

  170. Proud Obamacon says:

    I support Elon Musk’s move. It’s past time to spread out outside of California and turn more states blue. He should go to Arizona or Texas.

    #BLUE.WAVE.COMIN’

  171. jason says:

    He should go to Arizona or Texas.”

    Yes, let’s export failure.

    This is a longstanding Marxist practice.

  172. jason says:

    All to get invited to DC cocktail parties & thrill the 13 people watching MSNBC”

    I am sure Roadkill Maggot is one of them.

  173. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The budget deficit numbers coming out of California appear what would be expected after the economy is shutdown. Here is a summary:

    “General fund revenues, which pay for schools and colleges, health programs, prisons and other basic services, are expected to plummet by $41.2 billion below January projections.
    Personal income taxes — two-thirds of general fund revenue — are expected to fall by 25.5%. Sales taxes will drop 27.2%. Corporation taxes will shrink 22.7%.
    The state projects the 2020 unemployment rate will be a staggering 18% percent, 50% more than the Great Recession.”

    I don’t believe the federal government should bail out California without requiring serious regulatory reform. Also, California is home to major corporations like Google and Apple, who pay very low state taxes considering their income. This is because they shelter much of their income overseas — California needs to do what Europe did and end this sort of tax avoidance.

  174. Proud Obamacon says:

    “Yes, let’s export failure.

    Tesla is a failure? Amazing, what one can learn on HHR!

    LOL

  175. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    184. I am not an Elon Musk fan, but it appears what he wants to do is get his factories open again so he can manufacture cars. Tesla became profitable last year, posting $386 million in profit in the last quarter. California recently allowed manufacturing to resume, but the leftist idiots in Alameda County seem intent on a permanent shut-down.

  176. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    May 9, 2020 at 2:33 pm
    Beshear is KYs punishment for having a Paulbot moron as governor.

    – Yep. Had we nominated anyone other than Bevin, that person would have won. Beshear is only governor because he ran against Bevin.

  177. jason says:

    I thought this is what Roadkill Maggot wanted to export….

    “Meanwhile, California is estimated to be looking at a 54 billion dollar budget deficit because of the COVID-19 lockdown. And it will only get worse. Newsom is getting that captain of the Titanic feeling, and now trying to expedite ending the lockdown.

    The Bay Area is resisting, clearly enjoying the regulatory euphoria. The homeless problem in San Francisco is getting worse — despite the city’s attempt to lure the homeless into free motel rooms with the lure of free drugs and alcohol.”

  178. Proud Obamacon says:

    Jason the moron thinks Tesla is a failure. He can long for the days of horse carriages while the rest of us move America forward to better times and prosper along the way while he complains about how he wants us to revert back to 1840s America.

    Jason can always have his wet dreams about his perfect 1840s America where he could scalp natives and whip his slaves and only allow white males to vote while claiming that was some Democratic utopia.

    #BLUE.WAVE.COMIN’

  179. Robbie says:

    So far, just a bit more than 20,000 cases today. I’m sure Newsom or Wolfe is holding a cache of positives in reserve to boost the total at the end of the day, but this could be the lowest total since late March.

  180. Robbie says:

    According to this story in the WaPo, Dr. Birx and other members of her team believe the CDC stats on mortality and cases may be inflated by 25%. I’d like to see that discussed a bit more. How does she think the number of cases are being inflated? Would that mean that a 30,000 day is more like a 22,500 day? Is she suggesting the positives that come from people already infected and being tested to see if the virus has past are being double counted?

    I have no idea whether cases are being inflated by as much as 25%, but I have to say that the 30,000 number we’ve been stuck around doesn’t seem to be producing the kinds of stories we saw in late March. I’m sure some of that is the testing requirement have been loosened, but I’d like to see our scumbag press dive deeper on this.

    Also, more than 215,000 people were screened by TSA yesterday. It’s a start, but the more who fly and don’t get sick, the better others will feel about flying.

    https://t.co/8xGCaz7LG0?amp=1

  181. Proud Obamacon says:

    Jason also thinks coal mining is the future.

    Jason talks like he’s some great American while palling around with Confederate flag waving “patriots” LOL

  182. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    191. Tesla survived because it received $4.9 billion in government subsidies. In 2018 Tesla received a total of almost $200 milliion in subsidies alone. Without zero emission vehicle credits and the $7,500 per electric vehicle tax credit, Tesla would have gone out of business a long time ago.

    This year marked the first year Tesla finally turned a profit; and now this. It is why Musk is furious at California. I do admire Musk’s innovation and determination, but he made it this far because of the subsidies — but at least he used them to explore new technologies and make Tesla stronger.

  183. Proud Obamacon says:

    Its called government investment in technologies of the future.

    Or we can just ride horse and buggies too LOL

  184. Phil says:

    Who knew that Lexus in my garage was just a horse and buggie.

  185. Tina says:

    How is Nuissance going to pay for the monies to illegals?

  186. Tina says:

    They also got on Musk by claiming he did not provide hospital ventilators. He did, but Nuissance claimed he did not.

  187. Phil says:

    He thinks the money will come from the tax payers from all the other states via federal bailout, Tina.

  188. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    199. “However, four of the hospitals on the list told CNN that instead of the sought-after ventilators, they received bilevel positive airway pressure (biPAP) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines from the billionaire and his electric car company.

    “We received six CPAPs and we are very grateful for the gift,” a spokesperson for Sonoma Valley Hospital told the network.
    The news comes after California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) office reported on Thursday that the ventilators Musk promised never made it to their destinations. At the time, Musk responded by tweeting a list of the hospitals that he said he sent the ventilators to and asked Newsom to fix the “misunderstanding.”

    Kathleen Piché, director of public information for the L.A. County Department of Health Services, noted that the machines had “been distributed to hospitals in our system and are being used as intended.”

    “These units are used for breathing and airway support, reducing the need for certain patients to be placed on mechanical ventilation,” she said.

    While they do help breathing, biPAPs and CPAPs aren’t ventilators and cost significantly less. A single CPAP machine costs about $500, with biPAPs costing about $1,200. However, a ventilator costs between $20,000 and $50,000.”

    Well he tried — which is what some Tesla owners say about their Teslas.

  189. Robbie says:

    Looks like I was right. Went from just over 20,000 cases to about 25,000 in a little more than an hour. The way some of these states game the system is gross.

  190. Proud Obamacon says:

    Yeah I had to call my Blue Governors, whew just got those fake cases in just in time! LOL

    Love the fairy tales told here!

  191. jason says:

    Still if it ends at 25k and 1500 deaths it will be an improvement from last Saturday and below the IHME model curve.

  192. jason says:

    Its called government investment in technologies of the future”

    Zzzzz……

    That worked out so well for the old Soviet Union, didn’t it.

  193. jason says:

    Roadkill Maggot gets very upset when it looks like fewer people will die and fewer will lose their lively hood.

    What a despicable turd.

  194. jason says:

    Six counties in PA are beginning to ignore the “blue state governor”, including my county.

    There will be more.

    They can keep inventing more deaths, we are reopening anyway.

    The game is up.

  195. jason says:

    Jonathan Turley, a real constitutional lawyer, tears “constitutional lawyer” Obama a new one…

    President Obama is being quoted on Flynn, saying “There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.” It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury”

    “The Justice Department has dismissed cases in the past including the Stevens case.That was requested by President Obama’s own Attorney General Eric Holder for the same reason: misconduct by prosecutors. It was done before the same judge, Judge Sullivan. How is that for precedent?”

  196. jason says:

    Number of states with fewer than 15 deaths today: 34.

  197. Country Dick Montana says:

    And the usual suspects, NY, NJ, MA IL, PA, MI have 55% of new deaths. They have one thing in common. Imagine the carnage that people like that would do at the federal level.

  198. UFC event tonight might be brilliant since there is no sports to watch.

    ESPN will have nothing to talk about this week except UFC and 1990’s Michael Jodran documentaries.

  199. #195
    Doubt it. Musk had a long standing handshake with Sundar Pichai\google to purchases TSLA if things ever became a problem.

  200. Country Dick Montana says:

    As Jason pointed out before at less than 1500 death (1422) this was16% below last Saturday. The 7 day average is under 1800 from a peak of 2178.

    Rolling 7 Day Average Deaths

    4/23 – 2178
    4/24 – 2095
    4/25 – 2124
    4/26 – 2066
    4/27 – 1987
    4/28 – 1959
    4/29 – 1966
    4/30 – 1946
    5/01 – 1938
    5/02 – 1884
    5/03 – 1884
    5/04 – 1875
    5/05 – 1858
    5/06 – 1878
    5/07 – 1867
    5/08 – 1837
    5/09 – 1799

  201. Country Dick Montana says:

    And for those still concerned about cases:

    Rolling 7 Day Average Cases

    4/20 – 28863
    4/21 – 28726
    4/22 – 28673
    4/23 – 29010
    4/24 – 29928
    4/25 – 30865
    4/26 – 30960
    4/27 – 30256
    4/28 – 30174
    4/29 – 29953
    4/30 – 29797
    5/01 – 29427
    5/02 – 28585
    5/03 – 28709
    5/04 – 28926
    5/05 – 28838
    5/06 – 28414
    5/07 – 28215
    5/08 – 27515
    5/09 – 26652

    It is still decreasing.

  202. jason says:

    At the moment the Chris Murray model is off as follows:

    Projected Actual
    May 1 2343 1897 – 446
    May 2 2276 1691 – 585
    May 3 2265 1153 -1112
    May 4 2205 1324 – 881
    May 5 2180 2350 + 170
    May 6 2143 2528 + 385
    May 7 2097 2129 + 32
    May 8 2039 1687 – 352
    May 9 1971 1422 – 549

    So for the last 9 days, the IHME model has overestimated deaths by 3338.

    It will be interesting to see how that impacts the 134k death prediction on the next update.

  203. Phil says:

    Jason, Chinese cases “shot up” to 14. Still no deaths for the 12th straight day……in a country of 1.4 billion.

    Notice there is never a word from the MSM commenting on the the blatant Chinese Communists daily lies.

  204. jason says:

    Phil, only communist party members count as people, and none of them died.

    Give it a rest.

  205. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Musk had a long standing handshake with Sundar Pichai\google to purchases TSLA if things ever became a problem.”

    Wow! Two of the slimmest people in the country have a handshake deal. If Testa goes down; then I see Google waiting until Tesla’s creditors are shafted in bankruptcy court, then buying the remaining assets at pennies on the dollar.

  206. jason says:

    Jason can always have his wet dreams about his perfect 1840s America where he could scalp natives and whip his slaves and only allow white males to vote while claiming that was some Democratic utopia.”

    I could retire, but driving communist blood sucking parasites like Roadkill Maggot into delusional rants is more fun.

  207. Phil says:

    I’d like to be optimistic about the US trends but NY, NJ, Mass, Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, California and Pennsylvania can turn on the numbers whenever they like. They have an agenda and they’ve proven they will not hesitate to juice. It’s BS but they are in control of the game….and don’t doubt for a second that is what it is – a game.

    Jason mentioned counties in Pa going rogue. I think that is what is going to have to happen in these blue states – an absolute defiance by red counties to Democratic governors one size fits all state wide lockdowns. I see it picking up steam big time.

  208. jason says:

    I have been accused of many things here, but “scalping natives” (in the one room schoolhouse in the Andes they taught me that it was the natives who scalped the settlers, who knew?) and “whipping slaves” are firsts.

  209. jason says:

    So the people who want shutdowns forever are called “Doomers”.

  210. Bitterlaw says:

    Whipping slaves?

    I’m not even going to try to compete with Jason. He wins May.

  211. jason says:

    Hey, don’t leave out “scalping natives”. That should be good for June too.

  212. Bitterlaw says:

    The problem I am having with the idea that Dems are keeping us shut down for control is that there seems to be no benefit to them. Controlling people seems to make sense if you are making them do something. Pretty lame if you just make them stay home and they are pissed about it.

  213. mnw says:

    DOJ moves to dismiss pending criminal cases all the time. Not typical, but not especially rare, either.

    I can’t figure out what Zero is talking about when he says “unprecedented.”

    The key thing here was the govt’s acknowledged failure to meet its Brady obligations before the plea. Time to cut DOJ’s losses at that point.

  214. Tina says:

    Mnw, the obumbler falsely indicated that Flynn was charged with perjury.

    Also, the obumbler seems to have forgotten about Ted Stevens.

  215. mnw says:

    Here is a pending case of my own I got permission to dismiss once:

    Our cooperator pled (conspiracy to distribute), & testified against a very bad defendant who had been running a drug operation, of which our cooperator was a very minor part. The very bad defendant was acquitted. Under those circumstances, I thought it was unjust to just proceed & send the cooperator, who testified truthfully, to prison., after Mr. Big walked

    I was permitted to dismiss the pending case against the cooperator, even though he’d already pled guilty– just as Flynn had. All motions to dismiss have to be individually approved by Main Justice, btw.

  216. mnw says:

    Tina

    A lot of lawyers use the terms “false statement” & “perjury” interchangeably. It’s a lazy habit.

  217. mnw says:

    I never understood why the prosecutors on Ted Stevens did what they did. Why risk your job & your law license the way they did? It never made sense to me.

  218. Robbie says:

    While the number of daily cases remains relatively high in raw terms, it’s only fair to note that testing has expanded greatly over the last ten days. In fact, we’ve done 300,000 tests the last couple of days. Now whether we’re doing that many tests or we just happened to clear some backlogs, I’m not sure. Still, 300,000 tests with a positive rate of 8% is quite good. For much of April, we were doing 200,000 or so tests and if we were still doing that number with an 10% or less positive rate, we’d be 20,000 or less right now.

  219. jason says:

    The problem I am having with the idea that Dems are keeping us shut down for control is that there seems to be no benefit to them”

    The benefit is they get to try implement their wish lists without an election.

    And obviously if they can blame the results of the shutdown they are trying to extend on Trump, they think it will help him lose.

    Pretty obvious strategy.

  220. jason says:

    “I never understood why the prosecutors on Ted Stevens did what they did. Why risk your job & your law license the way they did? It never made sense to me.”

    Hello? They railroaded a powerful GOP senator and flipped an important seat in a red state.

    I doubt they ever thought they would get caught.

    And did anyone actually lose their license”

    Dems play to win.

  221. Bitterlaw says:

    It’s not obvious. They love taxing people and tax revenues plummeted. The shutdowns in blue states don’t hurt Trump because they weren’t going to vote for him anyway. The exceptions are PA and Michigan and this is enraging voters against Dems in states they need to win in 2020.

  222. Bitterlaw says:

    The Democrats’ wish list is to make people wear masks and have bad hair?

  223. Tina says:

    Mr. Bl, raises a great point here:

    “ The exceptions are PA and Michigan and this is enraging voters against Dems in states they need to win in 2020.”

  224. jason says:

    The Democrats’ wish list is to make people wear masks and have bad hair?”

    No, it is to get more people dependent on government and to inflict as much damage as possible on the private sector.

    They think it will get them a huge list of goodies, from voting by mail to money to illegals to damage to the livestock/meatpacking industry to more power to the unions, paid sick leave, you name it.

  225. jason says:

    The exceptions are PA and Michigan and this is enraging voters against Dems in states they need to win in 2020.”

    That might be our narrative, it is not what the MSM is talking about.

    They are touting polls that show a majority supports the shutdowns .

    And the “tax revenues” plummeted is not a problem, they don’t care about that, they can always print more money.

    If Dems cared about tax revenues they wouldn’t be trying to either destroy the private sector or nationalize it.

    Dems would trade “tax revenues” for the nationalization of ANY sector in a nanosecond.

  226. Bitterlaw says:

    The people happy to be dependent on the government already vote Dem.

  227. jason says:

    Anybody really believe the Dems don’t want the shutdowns for political reasons?

    Let’s get real.

    It is 100% political.

    That is why EVERY Dem governor is dragging their feet. It is why every MSM outlet is attacking any reopening.

    Nothing is more obvious.

  228. jason says:

    The people happy to be dependent on the government already vote Dem.”

    They need more people, they still don’t have enough for total control.

    This is a HUGE opportunity to get more people dependent on government.

    That is all the moonbat sites talk about, what a great opportunity this is.

  229. jason says:

    One of the great fallacies is the idea that Dems are really not socialists, that they need tax revenues so they have enough money to fund their entitlements.

    The problem with that theory is that it misses what the ultimate goal is. Taxing the economy to death is a means to the end, it is not the “objective”.

    The end is the destruction of the capitalist system.

  230. Bitterlaw says:

    I know many wealthy Democrats who like being wealthy. The problem with killing capitalism is that it never leads to a good replacement.

  231. jason says:

    I know many wealthy Democrats who like being wealthy. The problem with killing capitalism is that it never leads to a good replacement.”

    You and I might think that.

    Democrats aren’t worried about killing capitalism.

  232. jason says:

    Democrats that believe in capitalism haven’t existed in elected office for decades now.

  233. jason says:

    When was the last time anybody in the Dem leadership or candidate for President defended free enterprise or capitalism?

  234. jason says:

    I don’t go there anymore, but others are noticing Drudge is now far left.

    https://ricochet.com/755779/drudge-report-becomes-sludge-report/

  235. VictrC says:

    Some pretty revealing numbers

    Blue State Governors – 167.3M people

    Cases – 951,873 Deaths – 61823
    Cases Per/M. 5690 (worst in the world).
    Deaths Per/M. 370 (4th worst in the world)

    Red State Governors – 160.1M people

    Cases – 375,809 Deaths – 16,975
    Cases per/M 2347. (29th in world, about same as Germany)
    Deaths Per/M 106. (23rd in world, about the same as Germany)

    Tell me again how Trump and Republican Gov’s are doing an awful job?

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  237. jason says:

    Putin for President!

    Sorry, but the proof is in the pudding.

    Russia 209000 cases 1915 deaths
    Italy 218000 cases 31587 deaths
    Spain 264000 cases 26000 deaths
    UK 215000 cases 32000 deaths

    Putin rocks.

    Or maybe it’s the vodka.

  238. Bitterlaw says:

    252 Interesting but it leaves out population density as a factor. 1 person in Montana is far less likely to come in contact with a Covid carrier than 1 person in New York.

  239. jason says:

    Yes. So it would not be fair to compare NY with Montana.

    However, you can compare Texas and Ohio, which have large cities, with Illinois and Michigan.

  240. jason says:

    Deaths per million/population

    NY 1376
    NJ 1027
    CT 802
    MA 702
    MI 453
    IL 264
    FL 80
    OH 117
    TX 38

    CA has good numbers too, to be fair..68

  241. Bitterlaw says:

    I have said repeatedly to open up the entire country. Let’s see what happens.

  242. jason says:

    An astounding 14% of New Yorkers who reported the disease died.

    Tell me Cuomo and DeBlasio’s attitudes at the beginning of the crisis and Cuomo’s nursing home policy had nothing to with it.

  243. jason says:

    We won’t see what happens because it won’t happen.

  244. jason says:

    The MSM:

    The US has the most cases and the most deaths in the world (no, not per capita): blame Trump.

    NY has 25% of the cases and 1/3 of the deaths in whole country: canonize Cuomo.

  245. jason says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there.

  246. jason says:

    No, you won’t see this on CNN and MSNBC.

    “Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts shared a fake photograph to attack GOP congressional hopeful Nick Freitas in a now-deleted Thursday tweet.

    Freitas, an Army veteran, is running to unseat freshman representative Abigail Spanberger (D., Va.), who is backed by prominent gun-control groups, including Moms Demand Action. Watts, who founded the group in 2012, falsely accused Freitas of promoting a t-shirt that bears the Moms Demand Action logo, but features stick figures engaged in various acts of sexual congress and depravity. The Thursday tweet, which Watts has since deleted, included a fundraising plea in support of Spanberger.

    Freitas responded to the attack Thursday, accusing Watts of engaging in “politics of slander” to bolster her candidate.

    “Not only is this ‘tweet’ verifiably fake, but she used it to slander my wife,” Freitas said in a tweet. “If they can’t win on issues, they engage in the politics of slander + personal destruction.” He went on to ask Spanberger if she stood behind the “lies your allies @MomsDemand are spreading to raise money for you.” Spanberger has not addressed Watts’s tweet and did not respond to a request for comment.

  247. jason says:

    Spain 143 deaths, down from 961 at peak.

    Lowest since March 18.

  248. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-chip-makers-including-intel-seek-semiconductor-self-sufficiency-11589103002?mod=hp_lead_pos5

    Trump and Chip Makers Including Intel Seek Semiconductor Self-Sufficiency

    Pentagon says coronavirus pandemic underscores vulnerability from reliance on Asian factories

    The Trump administration and semiconductor companies are looking to jump-start development of new chip factories in the U.S. as concern grows about reliance on Asia as a source of critical technology.

    “A new crop of cutting-edge chip factories in the U.S. would reshape the industry and mark a U-turn after decades of expansion into Asia by many American companies eager to reap investment incentives and take part in a robust regional supply chain.”

    Long time coming.

  249. Tina says:

    #obamagate is trending on twitter.

    With his intercepted phone call on Friday, he seems triggered.

    I predicted that his illegal spying would place him at the center of the biggest scandal since watergate

  250. jason says:

    Evidently now there is surveillance video of the GA jogger rummaging through the construction site.

    It wouldn’t justify him being run down and killed, of course, still murder, but it dispels the “just jogging through the neighborhood” story too.

  251. jason says:

    I predicted that his illegal spying would place him at the center of the biggest scandal since watergate”

    It ain’t so unless the MSM says it is.

  252. jason says:

    “Podesta testified under oath before the House Intelligence Committee on December 4, 2017. He told lawmakers that the cost of the infamous Steele dossier had been split 50-50 between the Clinton campaign and the DNC. As mentioned, we learned on October 24, 2017 that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had paid for this research, however it was reported that the campaign paid $1 million and the DNC paid the balance. The total was said to be approximately $12 million. Now, we’re finding out it had been a 50-50 split.”

  253. jason says:

    You don’t pay $12 million for something you don’t think is important.

  254. jason says:

    “The latest Rasmussen telephone and online survey has 43 percent of likely voters think it is time to go back to work, while 38 percent want to continue in lockdown. The partisan breakdown is interesting:

    Republicans (61%) are a lot more likely to agree with Kushner about a return to normalcy by June than Democrats (25%) and those not affiliated with either major party (32%). But then only 24% of Democrats are ready to get back to work, compared to 67% of Republicans and 41% of unaffiliateds”

  255. Tina says:

    All of those crooks testified that there was no collusion.

    Then, they went on Cn and n, mslsd, and others proclaiming collusion for 2 plus years.

  256. Tina says:

    Tesla employs about 37000 workers in California. The average worker makes $93000.

    Those jobs will be lost in Ca.

    I wonder where Governor Nuissance will find the money to pay illegals.

  257. jason says:

    Tesla employs about 37000 workers in California. The average worker makes $93000.

    Those jobs will be lost in Ca.”

    Right, but it supports my point last night that Dems don’t really care about “tax revenue”.

    The Alameda Co. officials don’t want Tesla to go back into operation for ideological reasons, nothing else.

    When CT taxed a lot of business out of the state, nobody cared, Dems are still in power.

    “When Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy proposed $750 million in new business taxes last year as part of a $1.5 billion package of tax hikes, the state’s major companies weren’t amused. General Electric, in particular, questioned whether it would stay in Connecticut if the tax increases took effect. It turns out the company wasn’t bluffing. Connecticut did raise taxes, and GE has announced that it will move its headquarters from Fairfield to Boston. The Nutmeg State has seen its share of industrial relocations, restructurings, and downsizings; it has so many empty office parks that a local NPR station dubbed Connecticut a “suburban corporate wasteland.” Aetna demolished a 1.3-million-square-foot campus in Middletown. Pfizer knocked down a 750,000-square-foot research center in Groton.”

  258. Tina says:

    I hope Musk sues Alameda county and prevails.

    These are unelected “health” officials making partisan decisions.

  259. Tina says:

    Alameda County

    2,000 cases

    71 deaths

    1.671 million population

  260. Tina says:

    San Francisco

    1,891 corona virus cases

    33 Deaths

    3.31 million, population

  261. jason says:

    A 26-year-old man was killed in a shark attack while surfing Saturday at a beach in Northern California, officials said.
    The man was attacked around 1:30 p.m. at Manresa State Beach, the California Department of Parks and Recreation said in a statement. The incident took place on Sand Dollar Beach within 100 yards of the shore, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post.”

    This is obviously Trump’s fault. If he had enforced a national shutdown, this would not have happened.

  262. Tina says:

    Don’t hire the rooster as a lawyer.

    ted

    Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec
    ·
    10h
    Let me get this straight – in 2017 Trey Gowdy knew everyone were innocent but in 2018 was calling for Trump to be interviewed by Mueller? What’s up with that?

  263. Phil says:

    280

    Another statistical coronavirus death due to the fact that he probably would have tested positive before being eaten.

  264. Tina says:

    Surfer eaten by shark = coronavirus death.

    CDC confirms

  265. jason says:

    Trey Gowdy promoted to RINO?

    Let the last true conservative turn off the lights?

  266. jason says:

    The surfer’s link to the virus is clear. His cousin had a friend whose grandmother was in a nursing home where there was one case.

  267. jason says:

    Looks like Israel has done a great job….

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/israel/

  268. Robbie says:

    The CEO of JNJ said this morning they aim to have one billion doses of their vaccine produce by 2021, but they don’t expect trials to begin until September of this year.

    More and more, we’re seeing real optimism expressed by the drug companies working on vaccines. If so, why not push for “challenge trials” that could cut months, if not years, off the approval process?

    More than 9,000 people have signed a petition saying they’re willing to take part in “challenge trials” knowing full well about the risks. We could know by late Summer what works and what doesn’t.

    Unfortunately, no one at the FDA appears to be listening, but we’re on the cusp of a destructive economic depression. Unless a nearly 100% effective treatment is found soon, we’ll tip over into period of contraction that could be deeper than the 1930’s.

  269. Tina says:

    Tough criticism.

    53
    340
    744

    Jordan Schachtel
    @JordanSchachtel
    ·
    1h
    Fauci and Birx should resign in disgrace or the president should fire them. They were the 2 ppl on the COVID task force who pushed a national lockdown. They confirmed this last month. Fauci+Birx used the bogus, non-peer reviewed, fraudulent Imperial model as their call to action.

  270. Bitterlaw says:

    Jason – I’m not sure that Tina is conservative enough for Tina.

  271. Bitterlaw says:

    The lockdown made sense from a medical standpoint. It made no sense from an economic standpoint. Both can be true.

  272. Tina says:

    The Rooster is a bad lawyer for even suggesting that Trump testify in front of Mukehead in 2018, when rooster knew that the entire case was sheot months in 2017.

    That is why his fellow Rs are slamming the rooster.

  273. jason says:

    Fauci and Birx should resign in disgrace or the president should fire them.”

    Zzzzzzzz……fake news.

    The Imperial model was revised in March, but actually the erred on the conservative side, the UK already has 31k deaths, so the revised 20k number was wrong too.

    There is no evidence Fauci and Birx used the model, since their recommendations never referred to it and in fact the model they did reference, the IHME model, was very different.

    “A scientist who warned that the coronavirus would kill 500,000 people in the United Kingdom has presented evidence that if current measures work as expected, the death toll would drop to roughly 20,000 people or fewer.

    Scientist and Imperial College author Neil Ferguson said Wednesday the coronavirus death toll is unlikely to exceed 20,000 and could be much lower if lockdown measures continue, according to New Scientist. He added that he is “reasonably confident” that Britain’s health system can handle the burden of treating coronavirus patients.”

  274. jason says:

    The Rooster is a bad lawyer for even suggesting that Trump testify in front of Mukehead in 2018,”

    Trey Gowdy is a bad lawyer?

    LOL

    We don’t know exactly why he thought Trump should testify, maybe he thought it would help Trump.

  275. Tina says:

    Yup, to help him.

    Lol

  276. Robbie says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 10, 2020 at 11:39 am
    The lockdown made sense from a medical standpoint. It made no sense from an economic standpoint. Both can be true.

    – I supported the initial first few weeks of the shutdown. It turns out I was naïve in what I thought it could accomplish, but by mid April it was clear to me areas outside of New York needed to start reopening. A month later, that really has only begun to happen.

  277. Tina says:

    All smoke, and no fire, gowdy.

  278. Phil says:

    If Brix and Fauci actually based their recommendations on the Imperial Model their asses should be kicked out the door. The previous “work” done by Imperial was absolutely a joke and always came in waaaay over on the gloom and doom scale. When I say waaaay over that doesn’t even come close to their misses. Their head “scientist” is a global warming extremist with a long history of fudging numbers through the roof with his models on diseases and global warming numbers. Of course, we have seen in the last week with his personal actions just how serious he takes his own model.

    Did they really confirm that they were relying on this model? If so what a monumental screwup. Of course, throwing them off the boat now doesn’t fix anything. We are already in the middle of a depression. Too late.

  279. jason says:

    Bitterlaw says:
    May 10, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Jason – I’m not sure that Tina is conservative enough for Tina.”

    I worry about that too. One day Tina might litmus test herself, get a 99 out of 100, and reject herself.

  280. jason says:

    Did they really confirm that they were relying on this model?”

    I have been watching Fauci and Birx since the beginning. I never saw them refer to the Imperial Colleg model, which originally predicted 2 million deaths in the US.

    However, Trump DID say that we could have 2 million deaths, so maybe he was referring to it.

    The did refer to the IHME model, which predicted between 100k and 240k deaths, which may actually happen.

  281. Tina says:

    Fauci really jumped on the Gilesd drug. And really poo pooed the antimalaria drug.

    He is like the star nfl qb that is 0-16.

    Got taken in by WHO, CHINA, and Bill Gates.

  282. Tina says:

    Which model hoaxer got caught with his lover?

  283. Tina says:

    And thankfully, trump sidelined Fauci.

    Cannot have him phuquing things up weekly getting caught in media traps.

    So, no more coronavirus pressers and now trumps #s are up.

  284. Phil says:

    It doesn’t matter now. We are in the middle of a full blown depression…..and the blue state governors are doing everything they can to make sure we stay right in the middle of it. They have an election to win in November.

    Short of full fledged mutiny by red counties in those blue state counties this lockdown in states like Pennsylvania stays in place.

    I suggest the people in those counties in the “T” get off their asses and start defying. Open the hell up Governor Wolf or no Governor Wolf. This is crazy.

  285. Tina says:

    So, the papers went the same route as Harry Reid’s papers

    Rising serpent
    @rising_serpent
    ·
    1h
    Devin Nunes on Flynn 302: The original 302 report on Gen Flynn used to brief the US Congress is missing.

  286. Phil says:

    Missing??

    I’m shocked.

  287. Pitchaboy says:

    The Imperial College model is the worst case scenario without social distancing and masks. At this time, 250 to 300k is worst possible scenario. Most likely is about half that. Disaster mostly due to stupidity of NY duo combined with too many nursing homes and high incidence of diabetes and obesity in inner cities. Time to open up. Use common sense and masks.

  288. Phil says:

    We flattened the curve. Hospitals are empty. Medical personnel furloughed.

    So why aren’t the parts of blue states without a virus problem allowed to open up?

    We are told now that the cases will skyrocket….or even if they don’t it MIGHT come back.

    Goalposts ALWAYS moving.

  289. Phil says:

    Pitch as usual the voice of reason.

  290. Tina says:

    Did the fat slob have a bad breakfast?

    Washington Examiner
    @dcexaminer
    “They’re treating the Michael Flynn story like it’s a bigger deal than the deaths of 2,000 Americans a day.”

    @brianstelter
    rips “right-wing media” for extensive coverage of
    @GenFlynn
    and the Russia investigation.

  291. Scooterboy says:

    Sounds like Dershowitz might have some dirt on Obama.

    Here’s what Dershowitz said during his live radio interview:
    “I have some information as well about the Obama administration that will be disclosed in a lawsuit at some point but I’m not prepared to disclose it now…about how Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate someone on behalf of George Soros who is a close ally of his.”
    The Breitbart host was so taken back by this claim that he had to confirm this story with Dershowitz:
    Q: But let me just ask you — you said that George Soros asked Barack Obama to have his Justice Department investigate somebody?
    Dershowitz: We’re — that’s going to come out in a lawsuit in the near future. Yeah
    Q: Wow, well, we look forward to hearing more about that new.
    Dershowitz: I have in my possession the actual 302 form [an FBI record of an interview], which documents this issue, and it will, at the right time, come out. But I’m not free to disclose it now because it’s a case that’s not yet been filed.

  292. Robbie says:

    I don’t think there’s a lot of evidence the lockdowns worked the way they were intended, but Italy reported just over 800 new cases today. That’s their fewest since March 6 and that’s with the country opening up over the last week or so. Still, it took eight weeks of lockdown for them to get back to where they were some 9 weeks ago.

  293. jason says:

    Italy is going to move up their reopening.

  294. jason says:

    Dershowitz shouldn’t be announcing in advance what he has, it just gives the bad apples (aka deep state) an opportunity to cover for themselves.

  295. jason says:

    And thankfully, trump sidelined Fauci.”

    Fake news.

  296. Robbie says:

    Based on population differences, Italy’s 800 or so cases would equate to about 4,400 cases in the US.

  297. Tina says:

    Criminal.

    Zack Fink
    @ZackFinkNews
    · 1h
    NEW: @NYGovCuomo reverses March 25 directive forcing nursing homes to readmit residents who were treated at a hospital for #Covid_19

    Those residents can only come back if the test negative for the virus.

  298. Robbie says:

    How different might our infection curve look if we were testing 300,000 people a day as we are now. In late March and early April, we were seeing a positive rate around 20%. That would have meant about 60,000 daily new cases. So if we looked at it that way, we’ve come a long way down from late March and early April when there were almost certainly more cases than we were detecting. Of course, this isn’t a precise way to look at it and it’s also important to note this outbreak began in the US long before we had any idea. Probably late December.

    Unlike many countries, we have the money to effectively over test and find just enough cases to maintain the appearance of a crisis. Would some European countries that appear to be at the end of their outbreak look the same if they were testing as much as we are?

  299. Aleksandr says:

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  300. Robbie says:

    Just 34 deaths recorded in NY since yesterday. When the DNC sees that, they’ll get Cuomo on the phone and demand tomorrow have a much higher number. I suspect he’s digging through records from January right now looking for any death he can claim was coronavirus related.

  301. dblaikie says:

    Well Florida had less than 600 cases and Georgia less than 400. Total fatalities for both states was 8. I guess opening up is not producing the spike that all the talking heads were predicting. Georgia opened up a couple weeks ago so I think that cases would start spike since most symptoms show between 4 – 8 days.

  302. wvally says:

    APStylebook
    @APStylebook
    ·
    May 8
    We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term “mistress” for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.
    Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.

  303. jason says:

    I prefer concubine anyway.

  304. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    · 43m
    OBAMAGATE!

  305. Tina says:

    So, the socialist son now wants Piglosi? I read he was a real conservative.

    Bill Kristol
    @BillKristol
    · 20h
    Straightforward from here:
    * President Trump has to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to coronavirus, can’t fulfill duties of presidency in quarantine, steps down.
    * VP Pence has to self-quarantine, can’t fulfill duties of vice presidency, steps down.
    * President Pelosi.?

  306. Victrc says:

    It’s truly sad to see what Kristol has become.

    It makes me question everything he’s ever said, and it’s sincerity

  307. jason says:

    By advocating for Pelosi as President Kristol has given up on any pretense of being a conservative, so there is that.

  308. jason says:

    And of course, “quarantine” doesn’t impede anyone from fulfilling duties as President.

    Trump could quarantine in the Oval Office if he wanted.

    Or AF 1.

  309. Phil says:

    I just ventured over to Kristol’s twitter site and read his tweets from the last two days. First time I’ve ever done so and it will be the last. One outrageous tweet after another. Essentially blames every death on Trump, advocates Democrat talking points on mail in voting, Pelosi as President, the inevitability of a Democratic Senate as well as a Biden Presidency..

    The guy is just eaten up with Trump hatred. Seething burning hatred. It was three minutes of my life I will never get back.

    The guy is an absolute POS.

  310. Phil says:

    Also on Kristol’s sight not a word about what we have learned in the last three days about the antics of the FBI, the revelations about the Flynn case, or the transcripts from the Schiff hearings this week showing all of Kristol’s buds swearing under oath there was no evidence of Russian collusion with Trump in direct contradiction to what they were saying on CNN for the last three yrs.

    POS.

  311. jason says:

    We are all Democrats now.

  312. Phil says:

    Uh, well Kristol is.

    That’s one bitter, bitter man.

  313. jason says:

    There is an urgent meeting going on now among the blue state govs.

    Today is shaping up as a major disaster, even for a Sunday.

    Currently there are 17k cases and 650 deaths and it is almost 5PM. California might still be good for another 2k cases and 50 deaths, but that won’t cut it.

    This is a PR trainwreck in the making. Everyone is being asked to help out.

  314. Robbie says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Bill Kristol. He built a name for himself on FoxNews and then lost it. Relevancy is the coin of the realm in DC and he and the spotlight Fox gave him doesn’t exist anymore. Lashing out on Twitter or MSNBC is like screaming into a pillow. It might feel good, but that’s about it.

  315. Chicon says:

    The sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome are to be pitied. Recovery is long and painful.

  316. jason says:

    The IHME model updated as of May 10 with a projection of 137k deaths, about 2500 more than before, essentially no change.

    However, it does not account yet for the lower than projected deaths since May 8, so perhaps that will show on the next update.

    The projection for today is 1842. For May 15 it is 1581. For June 1 it is 993. For June 15, 647. June 30, 388.

  317. jason says:

    The IHME model is projecting only 70 deaths for New York on June 1.

    https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/new-york

  318. Phil says:

    Yeah, the comment about Kristol losing his megaphone so to speak at FOX is salient. True, he doesn’t reach anyone any longer outside his rantings at the left wing media outlets. Also the fact that he’s lost his platform at FOX in addition to his magazine is probably behind his rantings in the first place. Very bitter guy.

    BTW, A big theme with his tweets seems to be that we should never open up. A Democratic talking point along with all the other Democratic talking points he seems to be advocating.

  319. Chicon says:

    Jason, odds are that the model will be correct once it is adjusted at the end. It is not hard to get the numbers right once hindsight can be applied.

    They have consistently failed to get actual projections correct – a monkey throwing a dart has a better chance.

  320. Phil says:

    The meeting of blue state governors has broken up. Sources say there was agreement to just write off today and make up for it Monday and Tuesday by releasing big numbers both days. Newsome did say he could deliver another hundred before sundown.

    Overall, 2600 was decided on for Monday and 3350 was settled on for Tuesday. Cuomo promised 625 for tomorrow and 710 for Tuesday. I hear Wolfe promised over 300 for Monday and 325 for Tuesday. The dick from Illinois promised a huge surprise for Tuesday.

  321. jason says:

    Navajo Nation not in yet.

    Indians being told if they want any casinos during Biden’s presidency it is time to pony up.

  322. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Below are the weekly average daily deaths in Sweden for the past five weeks. The weekly numbers are fairly static; they are not rising exponentially as some models predicted:

    1.) Week of April 6-12: Average Daily Death: 71
    2.) Week of April 13-19: Average Daily Deaths 92:
    3.) Week of April 20-26 Average Daily Deaths 93
    4.) Week of April 27 – May 3: Average Daily Deaths 69
    5.) Week of May 4 – May 10: Average Daily Deaths 78

    About half of Swedish deaths have been in nursing homes, which have been under strict lockdown with no visitors allowed.

    Here is the age breakdown of the deaths in Sweden:

    Age
    90+:774
    80-90:1283
    70-79:726
    60-69:235
    50-59:101
    below 49:50

  323. jason says:

    Did the Dimwit from MI make any contribution?

  324. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    May 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm
    Yeah, the comment about Kristol losing his megaphone so to speak at FOX is salient.

    – Not only that, he lost the Weekly Standard. I didn’t like how that went down so I’ll allow him some bitterness on that. Regardless, he built quite a media presence starting in the late 1990’s. Now, it’s all gone.

  325. Robbie says:

    I look for Wolfe and Pritzker to be the ones who start “finding” deaths to report. Newsom needs the California economy to open with some success so he can’t afford to see a wave of deaths tarnish his golden boy status.

  326. jason says:

    “NOTE: Data for New York today reflects a -147 reduction in the number of probable COVID-19 deaths reported by New York City [today’s report] [yesterday’s report]. In addition, since New York State’s official tally lags behind with respect to our count, some changes reported today elsewhere were already included in yesterday’s count on our site. The discrepancy becomes more apparent In a period of declining daily new cases and deaths”

  327. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    342. So for all those prophets of doom, who looked at all those young people out at restaurants and coffee shops in Sweden and predicted doom because they should be under lock-down. The death toll of those under age 50 in Sweden has been only 50. It is possible many of those 50 had existing health issues to begin with.

  328. jason says:

    Newsome just came up with another 500 cases and 15 deaths. Pitifully inadequate.

  329. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    May 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm
    Did the Dimwit from MI make any contribution?

    – She wants to be VP. Can’t have a big spate of deaths on her hands. Would make her governance look bad.

  330. jason says:

    I see IHME reduced the Sweden projection from 17k deaths to 10k.

    Of course 10k in Sweden is still like the US having 330k deaths, but it is a big drop.

  331. Tina says:

    She is not Dimwit. Well maybe, she is.

    Her Name is Governor Whitler.

  332. Tina says:

    WHITLER

  333. 350. If the IHME estimate is reduced substantially again, it may make the Swedish death rate close to the U.S. death rate (and much below most of Europe). It will bring into question whether the total lockdown was necessary. 88% of Swedish deaths have been people over 70 years of age. I think we are going to look back on the this episode as mass hysteria which overrode commmon sense, and resulted in critical damage to the economy.

    Also, the reliance on mathematical models was misplaced. A quote from Dr. Fauci: “I know my modeling colleagues are going to not be happy with me, but models are as good as the assumptions you put into them.”

  334. Tgca says:

    334

    Screaming into a pillow? It might feel good…

    Damn! The things we learn about fellow Hedgehoggers.

  335. Tina says:

    Poor Milhouse Obama, as Mark Levine likes to call him.

    Jason D. Meister Flag of United States
    @jason_meister
    Nixon was also gathering political intel, but he simply employed off the grid private wiretapping. Nixon did not use government spooks. #ObamaGate weaponized: the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Justice Department, & the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
    2:44 PM · May 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

  336. Tina says:

    No wonder the obumbler and his drones are spooked

    Jack Flynn “#Beautiful Black Sky” NO COLLUSION!
    @GoJackFlynn
    ·
    2h
    Replying to
    @HeshmatAlavi
    and
    @GenFlynn
    This is one of the reasons for sure. There are many other reason Obama and others in the Obama IC community didn’t like Gen. Mike. Many at the CIA/FBI/ODNI. He was hired to rattle their cages and knew where to make the largest impact. He still does. he’s a free man again.tictoc

  337. Tina says:

    Is jack taking a dump?

    Media
    Likes
    Shem Horne’s Tweets

    Shem Horne
    @Shem_Infinite
    ·
    4m
    Obamagate is now the number 1 trend in the United States and has been trending all day. Whoever is in charge of the Sunday Twitter Trends is going to get fired Face with tears of joy

  338. Victrc says:

    Anyone else notice it’s 460,000 tests today and 2.3M plus for the week!!

  339. Tina says:

    Interesting article on cdc and dr. Birx.

    CDC does seem useless.

  340. Robbie says:

    Assuming some state doesn’t dump a large backlog, today could be the lowest daily total since March 29 when far fewer tests were done.

  341. jason says:

    Navajo Nation big disappointment. 97 cases and 2 deaths.

    No casinos for them.

  342. Paul says:

    Stupid libs were making fun of Trump for grabbing safety glasses instead of a mask at the factory. Now we find out that COVID can enter through the eyes. Trump’s genius is a little frightening.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304781/Coronavirus-enter-body-eyes.html

  343. jason says:

    We can compare with last Sunday.

    27348 cases and 1153 deaths.

  344. jason says:

    Now we find out that COVID can enter through the eyes.”

    Zzzzz… old news.

    This has been known for months.

    “The first thing to understand is that coronavirus can spread through the eyes — just as it does through the mouth or nose.
    When someone who has coronavirus coughs, sneezes, or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose onto your face. You are likely to breathe these tiny droplets in through your mouth or nose. But the droplets can also enter your body through your eyes. You can also become infected by touching your eyes after touching something that has the virus on it.”

  345. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    May 10, 2020 at 7:32 pm
    We can compare with last Sunday.
    27348 cases and 1153 deaths.

    – I give Nate Silver credit on this, but I think it’s worthwhile.

    If it’s about 5 days from infection to symptoms, another 5 days or so from symptoms to a need for a test, and then another 2 or 3 for the results, then we’re seeing today what the infection rate was almost two weeks ago.

    If cases have been declining thanks to seasonality and other factors, the infection rate today could be much better than what the positive case total shows.

  346. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Eight Southern California Indian tribes have told Governor Newsom to shove it, and that they will be opening their casinos on May 18th. They will require face masks, and will take customers temperatures prior to entering.

  347. jason says:

    Right, but the fact is that even the same number of cases/deaths is in fact flattening the curve, reducing the rate of increase.

    There has been some kind of reopening since the third week of April, so even holding the same numbers would mean the curve is flattening even with the relaxed standards.

  348. Tina says:

    The scosialiist son is mad that there are no wars going on.

    He gets a commission.

  349. Bitterlaw says:

    The mom of one of my friends has the virus. Lucky her. How do I get it? If I am trapped anyway I might as well have it.

  350. Tina says:

    Chuck Tool got caught omitting a critical statement from Barr Stool. Meet the depressed “apologizes.”

    Meet the Press
    @MeetThePress
    · 1h
    Replying to @KerriKupecDOJ and @chucktodd
    You’re correct. Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis. The remaining clip included important remarks from the attorney general that we missed, and we regret the error.

  351. jason says:

    Closed out at 20239 and 750 deaths. That is the lowest number of cases and deaths since March 29.

  352. jason says:

    Liars.

    It wasn’t inadvertent and they don’t regret it.

  353. jason says:

    “New York reported the lowest number of new deaths from Covid-19 — 207 — since the end of March. Other indicators also began to show the virus outbreak nearing where it was at the start of what Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called “this hellish journey.”

    He said he would release on Monday more details on how New York would begin to reopen — and confirmed that some areas upstate would be ready to slowly open after the official lockdown ends on May 15.”

  354. US Deploys B-1Bs, Warships In South China Sea As China Nationalists Call For Invasion Of Taiwan

  355. jason says:

    Tina’s “bad lawyer” Trey Gowdy:

    “Trey Gowdy said Friday he is ready to expose reporters who ‘aided and abetted’ Adam Schiff during Russia investigation. Today he told @MariaBartiromo that reporters at least two outlets — CNN and Politico — are among them. He names names.”

  356. Phil says:

    Cuomo to blue state governors: I better not see any more days like this one. I expect numbers, damnit!

    Wolf: I’ll give you all the numbers you need, governor. Whatever it takes to keep my state closed. Me and Senator Casey can get away with anything. The voters in my state are morons. They’ll eat up anything I throw at them. How about I give you 500 tomorrow? I can probably even do 600.

    Governor Cuomo to rest of governors: That’s the spirit. As for the rest of you, the goal tomorrow is a minimum of 2600. Make it happen!

    Governors in unison: You got it boss!

  357. Tina says:

    Bad lawyering has to do with telling the president to testify against Comedy in Mid 2018, when, in early 2017, the Rooster learned that the case against was sheot.

    Also, when he was in power, he and Paolo issued no subpoenas.

  358. Hugh says:

    Jason. Trey Gowdy also after hearings he attended and asked some of his good questions said that we could be comfortable the fbi handled themselves properly. Why would he do that when he already knew it was not true?

  359. Tina says:

    There is that too.

    The rooster took the Fibs side.

    Does he now regret doing that in hindsight?

    Does he regret taking Comedy’s side?

  360. jason says:

    Bad lawyering has to do with telling the president..”

    BS.

    He was not the President’s lawyer.

  361. jason says:

    I think Gowdy did a great job during the hearings.

    I have seen NOTHING in his entire career that suggests he is a “bad lawyer”.

    Sue me.

  362. Tina says:

    He was not the presidents attorney,

    His “advice” is bad lawyering.

    He knew back in 2017 it was a hoax.

    Yet, in 2018, he wanted the president to testify

    That is bad lawyering.

  363. Tina says:

    The Rooster is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

    Smokescreens to cover deep state support.

  364. jason says:

    Actually, that is a bunch of horsecrap, and there is no “bad lawyering” in anything Gowdy did.

    If you disagree with any of his positions, fine, but nothing in his positions characterize “bad lawyering”.

    Or “stupidity” btw.

    And Gowdy was not an advisor or a lawyer to the President.

    Gowdy is probably an excellent lawyer, has had a great career, and works for a prestigious law firm.

    Bad lawyer my ass.

  365. jason says:

    I get tired of these asinine character attacks on really fine and accomplished people like Fauci and Gowdy based just on a desire to take political shots just because the person is not perceived as a 100% litmus tested true conservative.

  366. Tina says:

    How, does the apology from meet the depressed reconcile with this:

    Chuck Todd says Barr “didn’t make the case that he is upholding the rule of law” when that was literally the next thing Barr does in the clip that you cut off.

  367. jason says:

    If there is one thing Trey Gowdy is not is stupid.

  368. Tina says:

    $ talks for the rooster.

    “ After numerous appearances in 2018 and 2019 proclaiming the integrity of Robert Mueller, IG Horowitz and FBI leadership, Trey Gowdy now holds a divergent perspective. Perhaps because he is now a paid Fox contributor, Ms. Bartiromo never asks Gowdy to reconcile previous assertions against current information. Additionally, Gowdy says there’s no reason to take the investigation to former President Obama because the current spotlight reaches high enough.”

    – Cth

  369. Tgca says:

    What a nice spring day. Out and about doing errands all day…stocked up on tofu! YES!!! F*cking eh!

  370. Tina says:

    CBS goes full commie Chinese propaganda tonite:

    60 Minutes
    @60Minutes
    · 2h
    As the U.S. took the lead for illness and death from coronavirus, the White House moved the focus to the Chinese government. Last Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempted to resurrect a debunked theory that the virus was man-made in China. https://cbsn.ws/3fIezVd

  371. jason says:

    stocked up on tofu! YES!!! F*cking yechhhhh!

  372. Tina says:

    First. Pompeo said it was man made. He repeated this several times and even tweeted that.

    Second,, it escaped the lab because of incompetent commies.

    Third, we funded that lab and are no longer funding it. Obumbler was dumb in doing so.

  373. Tina says:

    More why venthoarder won’t run

    18
    152
    290

    Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec
    ·
    13m
    In March, the American Health Care Association urged Cuomo, Wolf, and Murphy to stop ordering infected patients into nursing homes

    The governors ignored the AHCA
    https://ahcancal.org/News/news_releases/Pages/Long-term-care-leaders-address-state-orders-on-hospital-admissions-to-nursing-homes.aspx

  374. Phil says:

    Look for huge numbers tomorrow. NY, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan etc didn’t report much today. They will have a huge backlog to throw in tomorrow.

    Look for he numbers to skyrocket to around 3000 deaths tomorrow and 3500 on Tuesday.

    The beat goes on…..week after week after week…

  375. Bitterlaw says:

    I hope you get enough deaths to make you happy, Phil.

  376. Paul says:

    Jason,
    To some of us believers, Trump is still clairvoyant.

  377. jason says:

    Might not have all those deaths because the number of cases is going down, now 9 straight days under 30k, and the only way you could have that many deaths is to have an absurd mortality rate.

    But let’s see tomorrow and Tuesday.

  378. Phil says:

    ‘The IHME model is projecting only 70 deaths in NY on June 1”

    Fat chance. Is NY getting a new governor between now and then? Then no. Numbers won’t be substantially different from what they have been.

    Enough about the IHME model for God’s sake. Their credibility ship sailed a long time ago. Total garbage.

  379. jason says:

    And this:

    “State Rep. Mike Jones, R-York Township, appears to have defied Gov. Tom Wolf’s order prohibiting large gatherings of people Saturday evening when he organized a meeting at Wisehaven Event Center to talk about reopening businesses in York County.

    More than 150 people attended the meeting. The vast majority were not wearing masks, and many were shaking hands, hugging and sitting close together in violation of social distancing guidelines.

    As a bird circled above inside the banquet hall, Jones fired up the audience with partisan attacks on Wolf, York Mayor Michael Helfrich and others who oppose quickly reopening businesses in York County and Pennsylvania in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

  380. Phil says:

    404

    What a stupid thing to say.

    Don’t you mean enough deaths to make your governor happy?

    Hey, can he run for a third term? He’s a shoe in with the electorate up there.

  381. jason says:

    Phil, the IHME model isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t call it garbage either.

    And it is tracking pretty well for NY.

    https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/new-york

  382. jason says:

    People are losing their fear because in a county of 450000 people so far we have 17 deaths.

  383. jason says:

    At the moment the Chris Murray model is off as follows:

    Projected Actual
    May 1 2343 1897 – 446
    May 2 2276 1691 – 585
    May 3 2265 1153 -1112
    May 4 2205 1324 – 881
    May 5 2180 2350 + 170
    May 6 2143 2528 + 385
    May 7 2097 2129 + 32
    May 8 2039 1687 – 352
    May 9 1971 1422 – 549
    May10 1842 750 – 1092

  384. Phil says:

    If today’s numbers of tests (450K) is a correct number for today and the 20K new case number today is also accurate, that’s good news. Right? Way more tests with less numbers actually testing positive. I guess the question is, is the 450K number actually testing today or did they dump a bunch of backlog testing in with today’s numbers?

    We might get our answer after looking at the final testing numbers for tomorrow. If it goes back down to where it was (around 300K) then we can assume today’s number was a fluke because it included a bunch of past tests. If we get another 400 plus number I guess we can assume we have reached a new level of testing and, of course, that would be very good.

  385. wvally says:

    I didn’t realize PA also ordered nursing homes to take COVID patients. NJ too.

    https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200501/states-ordered-nursing-homes-to-take-covid-19-residents-thousands-died-how-it-happened

    In Pennsylvania, about 65% of coronavirus deaths were nursing-home residents, and in counties in the hardest hit southeastern part of the state, long-term care residents account for as much as 80% of county deaths.

  386. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    @LorenaSGonzalez
    F*** Elon Musk.
    @JimJollyRogers
    You already did. That’s why he’s leaving.”

    After the “Great Recession” California was able to balance its budget by passing a major income tax increase on higher income individuals. It was suppose to be temporary, but of course was made permanent. Now California is facing more massive deficits; where is it going to get more money?

    Business is fleeing. It does not help the state by trashing Elon Musk; a liberal icon. Even Bill Maher threatened to leave the state because of the high income taxes. Other than the Bay Area, other areas of the state like the Central Valley and Los Angeles were already hurting. Newsom is close to the tech industry, which probably is the biggest source of additional tax revenue — but it also is the source of funding for his presidential ambitions. Newsom is also close to Musk, so am not sure what is going on behind the scene.

  387. Phil says:

    I suppose the best way to compare daily deaths is not to compare the number with the day before.

    The best way is to compare Sunday with last Sunday, Monday with last Monday, Tuesday with last Tuesday, etc. that would be more apples to apples. It takes into consideration the different rates of reporting that occur on varying days of the week.

    If you do that the trend is most definitely positive. Numbers go way up tomorrow but that number should be compared to last wks Monday. Much more telling.

  388. wvally says:

    SD Did you see Elon’s reply to Lorena?

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1259638112688304129?s=21

    “Message received”

  389. Tina says:

    And Whitler in Michigan ordered the same for the nursing homes

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1259682144739360770/photo/1

  390. Cash Cow TM says:

    Happy mother’s day to HHR moms.

  391. Tina says:

    urt Schlichter
    @KurtSchlichter
    ·
    1h
    Granny Killers all
    Quote Tweet

    Ron Coleman
    @RonColeman
    · 1h
    Replying to @JackPosobiec
    You mean @NYGovCuomo @GovMurphy and @TomWolfPA? Them?

  392. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    418. Beautifully said by Musk. The comments section below Musk’s response is hilarious.

    There is already an initiative measure being circulated to repeal a state law Lorena Gonzalez got enacted to classify rideshare and app based delivery drivers as employees. Uber, Lyft and Doorbash have sponsored an initiative measure to repeal it — they got one million signatures in less that seven weeks. Should be on the November ballot.

  393. Country Dick Montana says:

    417 – That is one of the reasons that I do a rolling 7 day. It smooths thing out and takes into account the day to day variance. If the rolling 7 goes down, it means that the previous week number rolled off and this week’s is lower:

    Rolling 7 Day Average Deaths

    4/23 – 2178
    4/24 – 2095
    4/25 – 2124
    4/26 – 2066
    4/27 – 1987
    4/28 – 1959
    4/29 – 1966
    4/30 – 1946
    5/01 – 1938
    5/02 – 1884
    5/03 – 1884
    5/04 – 1875
    5/05 – 1858
    5/06 – 1878
    5/07 – 1867
    5/08 – 1837
    5/09 – 1799
    5/10 – 1741

    Now no one believes that there were only 750 deaths yesterday.

  394. Country Dick Montana says:

    The last 5 Monday numbers:

    4/6 – 1255
    4/13 – 1535
    4/20 – 1939
    4/27 – 1383
    5/4 – 1323

    Last 5 Tuesdays

    4/7 – 1970
    4/14 – 2407
    4/21 – 2665
    4/28 – 2470
    5/5 – 2350

  395. MichiganGuy says:

    Iran Accidentally Opens Fire On An Iranian Military Ship, Dozens Of Iranian Sailors Reportedly Dead
    .
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-iran-accidentally-opens-fire-on-an-iranian-military-ship-dozens-of-iranian-soldiers-dead
    .
    Oops

  396. MichiganGuy says:

    RIP Jerry Stiller
    .
    https://youtu.be/HX55AzGku5Y

  397. jason says:

    Trump announces will retaliate Iran missile strike because we are all global citizens and the victims have to be avenged.

  398. jason says:

    With almost 12k cases, Russia moves into third place and will soon overtake Spain for second.

    However, still showing less than 1% mortality.

    Either they have a milder strain, their health care is the best in the world, or they are lying.

    Russia 220k cases 2k deaths
    UK 220k cases 32k deaths

  399. jason says:

    Evidently two destroyers were training, one was towing a target that was released. But the missile instead of going for the target struck the other vessel.

  400. Chicon says:

    429 – or they have a different definition of “covid-19 death” than other countries.

    Lying would still be my guess.

  401. MichiganGuy says:

    “There Is Nothing from the CDC I Can Trust!” – Dr. Birx Tells Off CDC Director, Claims COVID-19 Mortality Rate Inflated By as Much as 25%!
    .
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/nothing-cdc-can-trust-dr-birx-tells-off-cdc-director-claims-covid-19-mortality-rate-inflated-much-25/

  402. janz says:

    Judy Mikovits has done some interviews that are poking holes in the legacy and image that Anthony Fauci has spent decades cultivating. In her words he is nothing more than an opportunist, who will do anything to take credit for another”s work, and get ahead at any cost. She also indicts the director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, Fauci’s pal. If true, Fauci’s career follows the pattern of deceptive gamesmanship that is being revealed in the Obama presidency.

  403. jason says:

    Wow, I don’t know who Judy Mikovits is, but it sounds like she is good at character assassination. Well maybe not so good because I doubt she is going to be able to put any kind of dent in Fauci’s career and accomplishments, they are beyond dispute.

  404. jason says:

    429 – or they have a different definition of “covid-19 death” than other countries.”

    Could be.

    Their standard might be unless you can prove that you were in contact with someone with COVID-19 you didn’t die of COVID-19.

  405. Tina says:

    This will trigger the Rinos and coup plotters

    Jeff Carlson
    @themarketswork
    ·
    8m
    Ezra Cohen-Watnick back!!

    As deputy assistant to the secretary of Defense.

  406. jason says:

    I love defending Fauci here against the haters.

    The guy is the foremost authority on infectious diseases in the country, his career and accomplishments are stellar, he has done a great job with the task force at what I bet is great personal sacrifice.

    He could invent the cure for cancer but the haters would say “yeah, but he once praised a Democrat”.

    I can assure everyone that Judy Mikovits or whatever her name is will not be able to sully Fauci’s reputation. The people who dislike him for partisan motives will continue to do so, the vast majority of Americans will continue to admire him.

  407. Chicon says:

    France has 5k more cases than Germany, yet they have about 3.5 times the number of deaths. Is there a scientific explanation for this? Or do they define covid-19 death differently?

  408. Hugh says:

    I’m not a hater and I would not say that Fauci is a fraud or stupid. My assumption is that he probably has valuable knowledge. I have worked with very intelligent people who have tunnel vision that comes with being the smartest person in the room. Often they do not communicate well and lack common sense. This guy seems like one of those guys. So you put him on the team but you let someone with greater perspective of all the factors including the economy mental health etc lead the charge and handle communications.

  409. Chicon says:

    What’s worse, a Fauci hater or a McCain bootlicker?

  410. Chicon says:

    Hugh – Fauci is either Christ-like, or the Devil reincarnate. No room in between, Chief.

  411. Country Dick Montana says:

    I doubt that Fauci is making a great personal sacrifice. He was not called out of retirement and was still working. I won’t fault him for that as I am beyond retirement age and still work. Some of us just enjoy it for whatever reason.

    I will not assign political motives to what he does.

    He is a bureaucrat and a scientist. Neither are known for boldness. As a scientist he is focused on stopping deaths from the virus. That is the only thing that he is interested in. If it tanks the economy and causes mental health issues, poverty, shortages and death from other means, well, that is someone else’s area of expertise.

    I really don’t get the deification of him. Smart guy and a useful part of the team, but not the one that you want making decisions.

  412. Tina says:

    Maybe, the useless CDC will change its body count numbers.

    I thought de. Birx was for the change?

    As for France vs Germany, is one population older?

    I also read that the anti malaria drug was banned in France.

  413. Tina says:

    Looks like the pressers are back on, at least for today. They are not called the coronavirus press conferences.

    It is good that trump ditched the format since the questions asked by the presstitutes were terrible.

    I was also sick at looking at John Karl and his blue glasses

  414. Tina says:

    #obamagate has over 3 million tweets.

    Twitter is suppressing it.

    Good article on why it’s critical that the obumbler actions be looked at even though some week kneed Rs want to go fetal:
    https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/11/why-did-obama-tell-the-fbi-to-hide-its-activities-from-the-trump-administration/#.XrlQmMEC4Cw.twitter

  415. dblaikie says:

    Governor Kemp took a pounding for opening up Georgia before the social spacing storm troopers thought he should. Heck even the President hammered him. Well so far today Georgia has only 325 cases and no fatalities. Seems like the Governor may have the last laugh. I wonder what Trump will say if these numbers hold?

  416. jason says:

    Chicon says:
    May 11, 2020 at 10:07 am

    What’s worse, a Fauci hater or a McCain bootlicker?”

    I like the analogy.

    The same partisan “100% litmus and purity test” small mindness applies to the McCain haters too.

  417. jason says:

    I wonder what Trump will say if these numbers hold?”

    I think Trump probably supported Kemp in private.

    But in public he couldn’t support him because it was contrary to Trump’s own guidelines.

  418. jason says:

    I doubt that Fauci is making a great personal sacrifice. He was not called out of retirement and was still working.”

    He is 79. He is subjecting himself to a grueling schedule and has put himself at risk too, as evidenced by the fact he has to self quarantine.

    In addition, he is now subject to the abuse of the small minded haters who can’t forgive him for supporting Hillary or whatever other political transgression they deem important.

    He doesn’t need any of this. His legacy was cemented long before. He is doing it out of a deep loyalty and sense of duty to his country.

    Disagree with his recommendations? Fine.

    “he is nothing more than an opportunist, who will do anything to take credit for another”s work, and get ahead at any cost.”

    Truly disgusting.

  419. jason says:

    “As a scientist he is focused on stopping deaths from the virus. That is the only thing that he is interested in. If it tanks the economy and causes mental health issues, poverty, shortages and death from other means, well, that is someone else’s area of expertise.”

    Bingo.

    In fact you could have stopped at the first sentence.

    He is on the task force to make recommendations on how to minimize deaths. That IS his charter.

    It is up to others, including the President, to decide what the trade-offs are.

  420. Country Dick Montana says:

    There was an article in the WSJ several weeks back about Fauci and particularly his running as part of his exercise regimen. His schedule has always been grueling, that’s his thing, he loves it. I don’t doubt that he believes that he does this out of a sense of loyalty and duty to country. The majority of Government worker probably think the same thing of their jobs.

    As for bricks thrown at him, he is likely very insulated from the negativity and as someone who has been in the public arena for as long as he has, has gotten used to it. It comes with the territory. He has a Medal of Freedom form Obama and the undying love of the press. I doubt that he is suffering.

    He does what he does for his own reasons (like all of us I suppose.) He is smart and useful, but like all of us he is not infallible.

  421. DW says:

    Trump approval in Rasmussen the last three days (Thur-Fri-Mon) are 49-49-48

    So it seems to be holding, perhaps more than just a one day spike that juiced the average. Tomorrow’s numbers will be key.

  422. Tgca says:

    438

    The vast majority of Americans continue to admire Fauci?

    Is that like the vast majority of NYers admire Cuomo with his recent nearly 80% approval rating?

    Is that like the vast majority of CA admires Newsom with his recent 70% approval rating?

    That must mean Cuomo and Newsom are great leaders with stellar accomplishments to get such numbers so any criticism of them during this crisis is partisan character assassination, right?

    With such approval numbers, these guys should be leading the nation instead of Trump, right? Coumo/Newsom should be the ones we all put partisanship aside and support in 2020 to get the country on track I guess because they are greatly admired in their states which make up nearly 20% of US population.

    I think once folks see the poor judgment that both Fauci and Cuomo exhibited later on, it will change their view of them.

    Fauci is a bureaucrat who has was hoodwinked by China and W.H.O, and is naively used by the MSM.

    Leadership is not defined by intelligence or pedigree but by making good decisions at critical points that are beneficial, not something that could be said of Fauci in this pandemic.

  423. Chicon says:

    451 – I thought his charter was to prevent the overwhelming of the health care system.

  424. Tgca says:

    If this pandemic was a major outbreak in a hospital or corporate environment, and Fauci was in charge, he would have been demoted or removed already for his huge missteps and naïveté. That’s the difference, gubbermint rewards mediocrity and failure, where non-gubbermint tends to focus on accountability.

    POTUS, governors, and other leaders fell into the trap and believed that because Fauci was a longstanding respected bureaucrat with good pedigree, then he must have the right answers. Now everyone knows better. Fauci should stay in the lab and use his talents there and let others manage the crisis.

  425. Country Dick Montana says:

    “and Fauci was in charge”
    “use his talents there and let others manage the crisis.”

    Here is where I will agree 100% with Jason. Fauci was not in charge, Trump was. Trump was elected to manage the crisis.

    Fauci provided expert input and Trump went along with it. Trump just needs to keep that in mind going forward.

  426. VictrC says:

    Since Jason and TGCA are commenting it appears my 4 year old had adopted portions of each ones diet.

    He demands bacon every morning for breakfast, no changes!!! Thereafter he will only eat fruit and nuts. He won’t eat any other meat.

    Go figure!

  427. wvally says:

    Re: low infection & death rates in Georgia:

    Georgia brought in the national guard to disinfect nursing homes in April 3.

    https://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/2135649/georgia-guard-disinfecting-nursing-homes-across-the-state/

    Georgia took delivery on 200k doses of hydroxychloroquine April 8

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsbtv.com/news/local/georgia-get-200k-doses-hydroxychloroquine/67B6RNOOZVHRTKT3XLBNSMREGY/%3foutputType=a

    Georgia gave extensive guidelines to nursing homes to explain how to quarantine patients and prevent spread in nursing homes.

    https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-long-term-care-facilities

    It is critical to identify any potential COVID-19 infections in long-term care facilities early, before it has a chance to spread. In these urgent situations, DPH and District Health Department staff can support facilities in evaluating risk among residents and staff, facilitating COVID-19 testing, and making recommendations to prevent spread (call Health Department or 866-PUB-HLTH).
    mp

  428. VictrC says:

    Fauci is:

    Good at what he does. He truly is the foremost expert
    A Bureaucrat and all that comes with it
    An asset to the Trump team who gives him gravitas
    Someone who’se opinion should be considered going forward, but who is no longer the most important voice as we move into the economic recovery phase.

    All can be true

    BTW, Fauci didn’t become the God-like creature that the media and left made him into until it was revealed in the media that he was an avid supporter of Clinton. If he were a Republican the media would criticize him.

  429. Tgca says:

    457

    I don’t mean in charge of the final decisions, I mean in charge of medical expertise that gets to POTUS. The recommendations that these experts make to influence leaders that they throw the weight of their status and pedigree behind. This happens all the time in business as well. Only selected info from the top echelon get to the leaders and all are expected to stand behind it because otherwise it is chaotic to provide leaders with contrasting info. If your recommendations work, you’re a hero! If they fail, you’re toast!

  430. Tina says:

    I don’t think the Ga Governor transferred covid patients back into nursing homes.

    THIS IS CRIMINAL.

  431. Tina says:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    8m
    Because it was OBAMAGATE, and he and Sleepy Joe led the charge. The most corrupt administration in U.S. history!
    Quote Tweet

    Mollie
    @MZHemingway
    · 2h
    Why Did Obama Tell The FBI To Hide Its Activities From Trump? https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/11/why-did-obama-tell-the-fbi-to-hide-its-activities-from-the-trump-administration/#.XrlQmMEC4Cw.twitter

  432. Tgca says:

    I don’t think anyone is seriously saying that Fauci is not a team asset. Some of us are saying, that as a professional with his lengthy background running in political circles as a 4 decade bureaucrat, it appears he acted naively and seriously erred in relying on info from communist China and W.H.O. and being used by the MSM that was then used in his influence to provide guidance to leaders. That was his big mistake. Again, if this was not gubbermint, he would have been demoted, tasked elsewhere, or fired.

  433. wvally says:

    He is on the task force to make recommendations on how to minimize deaths. That IS his charter.

    ***

    Exactly.

    And therefore I do fault Fauci for not aggressively recommending that resources be focused on nursing homes, when it was clear from the outset that the elderly were most vulnerable. I fault him for not pushing back against states like NY, NJ, PA and MI that required nursing homes to accept covid patients. I also fault him for his skepticism of HCQ, which I believe should have been used prophylactically in nursing homes, where the majority of death has occurred.

    I Would not characterize him as an “opportunist” or things along those lines, but I think he has made some serious mistakes in his response to this crisis.

  434. wvally says:

    I still maintain my position that Fauci should not be fired (that would be politically suicidal for Trump). I just don’t agree with many aspects of Fauci’s approach to this crisis.

  435. Tgca says:

    I don’t understand how they get away with this. The tape specifically showed Barr qualified his statement and Todd deceptively uses it to draw the opposite conclusion Barr made. This is purposely LYING! There is no excuse here. It would be one thing if they cut off the tape only and made no further comment but they then did analysis to accuse him of the exact opposite of what he said. Apologizing layer for failure to play the full tape is not the response they should make. The response should be our analysis was incorrect and we agree with AG Barr on the rule of law should prevail.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/05/10/nbc-news-tweets-regret-for-meet-the-press-deceptive-edit-of-ag-bill-barr/

  436. Tgca says:

    I am not specifically asking Fauci to be fired at this time. I’m providing equivalence accountability outside of gubbermint. I think all professionals that can assist in fighting this pandemic be used now but later when we look back at this, I don’t see how anyone can look at him as a senior leader to influence and advise leaders directly. There needs to be a filter there with folks more expertised in differentiating how info is used and shared at the highest levels.

  437. Country Dick Montana says:

    The First Amendment provides for a “Free Press” not an accurate or fair one. The broadsheets of the Colonial and early Federal Era were basically mouthpieces of various powerful people and factions. As such libel and lies were rampant. That said, what our MSM is doing now will do nothing short of undermine the very protections that the 1A provides.

  438. Tgca says:

    There’s a difference between MSM reporting bias and actually deceptively lying to get a desired effect. It’s what we are now seeing with all these folks that testified behind closed doors. They are more cautious there but come out of the legal settings and lie.

  439. Tgca says:

    Merkel will not like this one bit. Lockdown was a UGE mistake they now say in Germany.

    https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/11/germanys-das-bild-says-lockdown-was-a-huge-mistake/

  440. NYCmike says:

    Tgca says:
    May 11, 2020 at 11:07 am

    If this pandemic was a major outbreak in a hospital or corporate environment, and Fauci was in charge, he would have been demoted or removed already for his huge missteps and naïveté. That’s the difference, gubbermint rewards mediocrity and failure, where non-gubbermint tends to focus on accountability.

    POTUS, governors, and other leaders fell into the trap and believed that because Fauci was a longstanding respected bureaucrat with good pedigree, then he must have the right answers. Now everyone knows better. Fauci should stay in the lab and use his talents there and let others manage the crisis.

    -Can’t argue with this……I am sure A-Hole will ignore the first sentence.

  441. NYCmike says:

    “I really don’t get the deification of him. Smart guy and a useful part of the team, but not the one that you want making decisions.”

    -No Mt. Rushmore for Fauci?

    jason, shall we put Gowdy up there instead?

  442. NYCmike says:

    “Leadership is not defined by intelligence or pedigree but by making good decisions at critical points that are beneficial, not something that could be said of Fauci in this pandemic.”

    -Can’t disagree here.

  443. NYCmike says:

    • jason says:
    May 10, 2020 at 10:03 pm
    I get tired of these asinine character attacks on really fine and accomplished people like Fauci and Gowdy based just on a desire to take political shots just because the person is not perceived as a 100% litmus tested true conservative.

    -Well, maybe you should try looking at each specific attack along with the specific reason for the attack, when making your judgments.

    Answer the question: Why would Gowdy defend the FBI in 2018 (during an election year) when he knew the previous year there was something fishy going on?

  444. NYCmike says:

    Robbie says:
    May 10, 2020 at 4:45 pm
    I wouldn’t worry too much about Bill Kristol.

    -So, after regurgitating as TRUTH every comment Kristol made for 3 years, now you want to make believe you weren’t following his lead every day that whole time…….pathetic.

  445. Phillip Holland says:

    Brix says CDC inflating the number of cases by 25%. Says quote “I can’t trust anything the CDC says”.

    Now Fauci lobbying again against football in Newsweek.

    Done with him. Brix yes. Fauci no. Don’t fire him but lock him in a closet. Bolt the door.

  446. NYCmike says:

    “Judy Mikovits has done some interviews that are poking holes in the legacy and image that Anthony Fauci has spent decades cultivating.”

    -janz,

    Liberal friend of mine sent me on of the interviews, and had already declared Mikovits a whackjob.

    I watched it, found some things kind of ludicrous (Gates/Soros/WHO) but found other things interesting (change of patent law for vaccines/treatments back in 80’s??).

    Liberal friend refuses to give credence to anything.

  447. NYCmike says:

    “Now Fauci lobbying again against football in Newsweek.”

    -Heh…..let’s see how big an NFL fan A-Hole is.

  448. NYCmike says:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11567336/trumps-press-secretary-kayley-walks-out-briefing-coronavirus-comments/

    -I have never really gone to this site, but I caught this ridiculously dishonest headline and had to see what they wrote about it.

    Most of you all saw that she answered the question, and then added context to her statement, and then went further and asked the media about their own statements……..THEN, and only then, did she walk out.

  449. Robbie says:

    So NY had just 411 new cases? Am I reading that right?

  450. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://triblive.com/local/regional/gov-wolf-threatens-action-against-pennsylvania-counties-businesses-that-ignore-restrictions/

    Should be dragged out of the Governor’s mansion and tarred and feathered. Just another Dem Tyrant.

  451. NYCmike says:

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/11/nyc-nightclub-holds-secret-party-during-coronavirus-lockdown/

    -““I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I was fuming,’” the source seethed. “Quite frankly, it’s disgusting.””

    Deblasio loves people like this!

  452. Robbie says:

    It appears the worldometer number of 411 is wrong. The NY state website shows about 1,600 cases recorded yesterday. Still, much better than the 10,000 of a month ago.

  453. jason says:

    Contrary to most states, NY updates on Worldometer several times a day.

  454. jason says:

    Now Fauci lobbying again against football in Newsweek.”

    Zzzzzz… I didn’t even know anybody still read Newsweek.

    Weren’t they sold for $1?

  455. NYCmike says:

    “Weren’t they sold for $1?”

    -Translation:

    “Let me ignore Fauci’s comment and talk about something different.”

  456. jason says:

    -Well, maybe you should try looking at each specific attack along with the specific reason for the attack, when making your judgments.

    Answer the question: Why would Gowdy defend the FBI in 2018 (during an election year) when he knew the previous year there was something fishy going on?”

    Well, I have no problem with “specific attacks”.

    It’s when we get into “Gowdy is a bad lawyer and stupid and a RINO” that I have a problem.

    I thought Gowdy did a good job during the hearings and asked a lot of good questions and did a lot of good research. I look at his entire career and record as a Congressman, not a statement “defending the FBI”.

    As for Fauci, if people want to attack his recommendations, fine. I happen to think they did a lot of good and had Trump not listened to him we would have had a lot more deaths and Trump would pay for it politically. I don’t think there is anybody else with his stature and knowledge in the task force. And I think his record and integrity should not be subject “to he is nothing more than an opportunist, who will do anything to take credit for another”s work, and get ahead at any cost.”

    I think Vic might have summed it up the best:

    Good at what he does. He truly is the foremost expert
    A Bureaucrat and all that comes with it
    An asset to the Trump team who gives him gravitas
    Someone who’se opinion should be considered going forward, but who is no longer the most important voice as we move into the economic recovery phase.

    All can be true”

  457. NYCmike says:

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-land-is-no-longer-your-land?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    -Seems like with this amount of land, there should be a way to share a path/trail, especially if it can be shown that its use had been public for decades prior.

  458. jason says:

    And therefore I do fault Fauci for not aggressively recommending that resources be focused on nursing homes, when it was clear from the outset that the elderly were most vulnerable. I fault him for not pushing back against states like NY, NJ, PA and MI that required nursing homes to accept covid patients”

    Sorry wwally, I don’t buy this at all. Fauci and Birx were very clear about the threat to the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions, anyone with half a brain could understand that included nursing homes.

    And blaming him for boneheaded decisions by governors that I doubt he was even aware of is even more unfair.

  459. jason says:

    jason, shall we put Gowdy up there instead?”

    Not it we have to take out Corker.

  460. Tgca says:

    Fauci was once accused of making sexual advances.

    Yep. It’s true! Its not trying to destroy anyone’s reputation when past actions come to light that others choose to ignore. Just because he has credentials and a pedigree does not mean he is not guilty of the accusations either. Of course, don’t expect the MSM to report this since Fauci is a Clinton sycophant like them.

    Credible sources say that Fauci made sexual advances to his wife on their honeymoon. Where’s the outrage? Hypocrisy is what it is.

  461. Phil says:

    Sorry, Jason. You know very well the venue that Fauci made his latest comments to lobby for the cancellation of the football isn’t the point.

    He’s a lockdown guy all the way. At first it was bend the curve. He’s waaaay beyond that now, and I suspect always was.

    It doesn’t matter who he made the comments to. Besides, you know very well his comments are picked up by the MSM and distributed to the public.

  462. Phil says:

    I was fine “bending the curve” but after about three weeks when the “overrun hospital” became a non problem I became alarmed that many advocating it were all in on the perpetual lockdown.

    I do like Blix, however. Trust her.

  463. Tgca says:

    492

    I don’t think there is anybody else with his stature and knowledge in the task force.

    Isn’t that what they are saying about the Facebook distinguished group now task with independent oversight of content ahead of the 2020 elections. This ensemble will greatly protect our election process because of their expertise and high integrity.

    Seems like Pelosi said the same thing about her new task force overseeing the Trump COVID-19 response. They’re all highly qualified and distinguished I hear and will bring experience, great knowledge, and unquestionable integrity.

  464. NYCmike says:

    “I don’t think there is anybody else with his stature and knowledge in the task force.”

    -Let’s put Romney on a task force and see if jason maintains his consistency.

  465. Tgca says:

    500 above

    I is the MAN!!!

  466. jason says:

    He’s a lockdown guy all the way. At first it was bend the curve. He’s waaaay beyond that now, and I suspect always was.

    It doesn’t matter who he made the comments to. Besides, you know very well his comments are picked up by the MSM and distributed to the public.”

    Zzzzzzz… so what?

    He is doing his job. I commend him for it.

  467. jason says:

    I don’t think there is anybody else with his stature and knowledge in the task force.”

    -Let’s put Romney on a task force and see if jason maintains his consistency.”

    Huh?

  468. jason says:

    Seems like Pelosi said the same thing about her new task force overseeing the Trump COVID-19 response. They’re all highly qualified and distinguished I hear and will bring experience, great knowledge, and unquestionable integrity.”

    Comparing Fauci to Pelosi is more unwarranted character assassination.

    Just admit you don’t like Fauci because of cheap partisan politics.

    Honesty goes a long way.

  469. jason says:

    So I looked up what Fauci REALLY said to Newsweek, instead of the fake news people posted here.

    He didn’t say anything about banning football, he warned what could happen and ways to mitigate it.

    “I would think that if there is an infected football player on the field—a middle linebacker, a tackle, whoever it is it—as soon as they hit the next guy, the chances are that they will be shedding virus all over that person. If you really want to be in a situation where you want to be absolutely certain, you’d test all the players before the game.”

    Fauci reiterated testing was non-negotiable if sports were to return sooner rather than later, but admitted it presented an enormous logistical challenge.

    “To be 100 percent sure, you’ve got to test every day,” he explained.

    “But that’s not practical and that’s never going to happen. But you can diminish dramatically by testing everybody Saturday night, Sunday morning, and say OK, only negative players play.”

    Seems like perfectly good advice to me, and I bet every NFL player will be ok with it.

  470. jason says:

    “Now Fauci lobbying again against football in Newsweek.”

    So this was actually fake news.

    What he is suggesting is that players be continually tested before playing.

    That is a far cry from “lobbying against football”.

  471. jason says:

    “You know very well the venue that Fauci made his latest comments to lobby for the cancellation of the football”

    I read the article. Those piling on the fake news should too.

    If anyone disagrees with this statement let me know, I will be fascinated:

    “Sweat as such won’t transmit it. But if people are in such close contact as football players are on every single play, then that’s the perfect set up for spreading,” Fauci, a key member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, was quoted as saying by NBC’s Peter King in his Football Morning in America column.

    “I would think that if there is an infected football player on the field—a middle linebacker, a tackle, whoever it is it—as soon as they hit the next guy, the chances are that they will be shedding virus all over that person”

    Nowhere did I see anything about “lobbying for the cancellation of football”. The most negative comment was made by Newsome, not Fauci.

    https://www.newsweek.com/nfl-coronavirus-fauci-says-football-perfect-scenario-spread-1503110

  472. Phil says:

    Newsome has been quite clear. There will be no football played in California which means the College Football will be played without the PAC 12. No loss there. Joke of a football conference, anyway. Those other power conference teams who have a PAC 12 team on the schedule, like my school, A&M,, (we have Colorado scheduled} will find another team to play on that day or, if not, just turn it into a bye week. It only matters whether the SEC tees it up. That’s where your national champion is going to come from anyway.

    Pro ball? Couldn’t care less but want it going simply as another vehicle for getting the economy going. Billions change hands every Sunday on pro football betting.

    Of course, I’m realistic. There will be no fans in the stands allowed. I get that, but television is all you need. Sick of no sports on weekends.

  473. NYCmike says:

    “Comparing Fauci to Pelosi is more unwarranted character assassination.”

    -Of course, Fauci was NOT compared to Pelosi……I know, small detail.

  474. wvally says:

    Sorry wwally, I don’t buy this at all. Fauci and Birx were very clear about the threat to the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions, anyone with half a brain could understand that included nursing homes.

    And blaming him for boneheaded decisions by governors that I doubt he was even aware of is even more unfair.

    ***
    You make a fair point I think the blame is primarily with these governors for the nursing home debacle. I didn’t watch the press conferences religiously as everyone else, so I may have missed it, but I only remember them speaking broadly about the elderly, not giving specific advice about what states should do about nursing homes.

    The evidence is really starting to roll in now that HQC is highly effective prophylactically or at early onset, but minimally effective when the disease is advanced. IMO our CDC guidelines to only prescribe it to critical patients was the wrong decision and needs to be changed ASAP.

  475. Tina says:

    The Venthoarder is referring to the China Virus as the “European Virus.”

  476. lisab says:

    -So, after regurgitating as TRUTH every comment Kristol made for 3 years, now you want to make believe you weren’t following his lead every day that whole time…….pathetic.
    ——————————–

    because now tds is causing the dems to keep the airline industry basically closed

    his tds was fine when it only affected coal miners and oil workers

    now it affects his job

  477. NYCmike says:

    “The Venthoarder is referring to the China Virus as the “European Virus.””

    -Are you serious?

    Despicable.

  478. lisab says:

    imagine you work at a trauma center at a hospital in chicago and you get a call that there has been multiple stabbings and gunshot wounds at a party — but they don’t tell you how many victims … that is … a typical saturday night

    you don’t say … “hmmmmmm … i guess we will wait until they get here to see how bad it is …”

    no, you start getting blood transfusions and operating rooms ready and wake up the doctors … and maybe even try to re-route some of the patients to non-trauma centers if you can contact the emts and paramedics

    now might it be an over-reaction? yes. but you have to prepare for the worst case scenario

    fauci may have over-reacted, but if a million people died we would already be living in venezuela

  479. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://triblive.com/local/regional/pennsylvania-state-senator-calls-for-resignation-of-health-secretary-dr-rachel-levine/

    “Our secretary of health, Dr. Levine, decided that it would be good to allow covid-positive patients to be returned to elder-care facitlies. And as a result of that, it broke out like fire,” Mastriano said during a Monday rally with constituents at the base of the Capitol steps.

    “The very same people our secretary of health said were going to be vulnerable … It unleashed heck upon our dearly beloved fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I think that’s unconscionable, unacceptable, and that secretary needs to be held accountable for that awful decision,” Mastriano said.

    The senator also blasted Levine for what he called the department’s poor response to the outbreaks in homes once it had become apparent they were one of the epicenters of the problem in Pennsylvania.

    To date, state figures show that nursing homes residents have accounted for 2,529 of the state’s 3,707 reported covid-19 deaths. That is a pattern that has been echoed in most states across the country, however.

    In a policy guidance issued in March, the Health Department stated, in part:

    “Nursing care facilities must continue to accept new admissions and receive readmissions for current residents who have been discharged from the hospital who are stable to alleviate the increasing burden in the acute care settings. This may include stable patients who have had the covid-19 virus.”

  480. Robbie says:

    Fauci is an AIDS researcher who hasn’t seen a patient in more than 20 years.

    Fauci once speculated in 1983 a person could contract AIDS by shaking hands.

    Fauci has given lots of contradictory information over the last three months.

    Fauci has a habit of speaking with certainty about a virus he didn’t know existed four months ago.

    Fauci likes to talk to the press.

    Fauci has consistently placed medical thought over economic realities.

    If it were up to Fauci, all forms of life would suspend, except his government job of course, until there’s a vaccine which even he admits may be years and years away.

  481. Tina says:

    Trumps presser on testing (fka the coronavirus presser) Is starting soon.

  482. Tina says:

    Ok, the presstitutes are outside.

    There are two large banners that says America leads the wold in testing.

    This presser will be lit.

  483. NYCmike says:

    Has Fauci received any money from patents?

  484. Phil says:

    First question from the press. ‘Ten million tests. Can you explain to the American people why it isn’t 11 million? Who in your administration dropped the ball?”’

  485. NYCmike says:

    https://medium.com/@dojalumni/doj-alumni-statement-on-flynn-case-7c38a9a945b9

    -Using the jason measuring stick of “knowledge and expertise” this looks pretty serious…….

  486. Tina says:

    We have done almost 9 million test.

    There is an antigen test that soon will be able to add 9 million tests in a month,

    Per capita, we have done two times South Korea.

  487. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    CNN is condemning Germany for phasing out its lockdown, claiming that its “reproduction rate” had increased according to an estimate from a reseach institute, which admitted their conclusion was uncertain a this point.

    Here are the statistic that matters:

    “New fatalities from the coronavirus in Germany were the lowest in more than a month as the country eases its containment measures.

    In the 24 hours through Sunday morning 39 people died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s the fewest deaths on a daily basis since March 31. There were 736 new infections, the lowest in five days, bringing the country’s total to 171,324.”

  488. NYCmike says:

    Someone should suggest to all reporters that they should forego their salaries while working on the Wuhan stories, to show solitdarity with all of the unemployed…….

  489. John says:

    New from Axios….”The Money Is On Trump”
    https://www.axios.com/2020-investors-predict-trump-victory-2158c84e-9179-4c17-ad34-f91ffcb508b5.html
    Translation….betting sites clearly show Trump the clear favorite….RCP uses the information from eight wagering entities to get their average….however, three of these sites have Trump holding a double digit lead….WOW.
    With this virus at perhaps the apex, unemployment spiking and almost no attacks on Biden other than the Tara Reade situation….this is about as close to a sure Trump win according to the people that put up money….at least at the present.

  490. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    CNN is also criticizing Singapore, which had a major lock down, for loosening it too soon. The problem is a total lockdown prevents immunity from developing, which means that when the lockdown is relaxed the virus spreads again. It puts Singapore into what amounts to indefinite lockdown, until vaccine or effective treatment is approved. South Korea may be another example of this situation.

  491. Wes says:

    Here’s a thought I just had:

    Two years ago when Dems won the special election for a PA House seat in a district Trump had won, they hailed this—rightly—as a harbinger of the GOP’s fate in November.

    Today Republicans are poised to win a special election in a seat that trended away from the GOP in the Trump Era in CA and hold a moderately GOP seat in WI.

    Would these victories not also be possible harbingers of November?

  492. Wes says:

    I wonder how badly JoKe III would beat Markey in the primary if JoKe III engaged in the time-honored Kennedy tradition of DUI manslaughter and drunken sexual assault.

  493. Phil says:

    Wow, those reporters are just out and out nasty.

  494. Tina says:

    If we win in Ca, it will be the first congressional pickup for the Rs since 1998.

    I thought I read it somewhere.

  495. Robbie says:

    The blue state governors are falling down on the job. We’re at 13,500 new cases right now. Barring a big dump of cached cases, this might be the lowest total since mid March. I’d imagine Cuomo, Wolfe, Pritzker, and Newsom will have a conference call tonight to sort out their failure.

    I think Newsom has always been in charge of ensuring no sports take place in his state, thus ruining the NFL season. He may, now, be called upon by the others to go hunting for cases since California has such a huge population to mine.

  496. Phil says:

    533

    The California special election?

    Two words. Ballot harvesting.

    Forget it, Wes.

  497. Tina says:

    Shem Horne
    @Shem_Infinite
    ·
    2m
    The Media: “WHY AREN’T WE DOING MORE TESTING!?”

    President Trump: “We’ve done far more testing than any other country in the world.”

    The Media: “WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH TESTING WE’VE DONE!”

    Absolute clown show.

  498. Wes says:

    Ballot harvesting is virtually nil in the special because of the pandemic, Phil.

  499. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    533. The California congressional race is critical; the Republicans have a strong Hispanic candidate who is a military veteran running.

    For Republicans to win in California they need to do well with upper middle class Hispanic voters and Asian voters – particularly Vietnamese. In San Diego County, Asian voters often vote Republican.

    Christopher Rodriquez, another military veteran, is being urged to run for congress in northern San Diego county. He has been a strong opponent of the Califoria lockdown:

    “An Oceanside city councilman Saturday called on businesses labeled nonessential to reopen in defiance of the public health orders which he claimed trampled upon their constitutional rights.

    Christopher Rodriguez, representing Oceanside City Council’s District 2, posted a letter claiming the state of California and San Diego County “have been without a plan from the beginning.”

    “At the expense of millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses that will never recover, Governor Newsom has chosen a political pathway lacking of science, common sense and constitutional precedent,” he wrote.”

  500. Phil says:

    Well, then. I guess that explains why Democrats there suddenly increased voting poll places in Democratic areas of the district.

    Whatever it takes.

  501. Wes says:

    Correct, Tina. It will be the first time Republicans have picked up a seat from CA Dems since 1998.

    Ironically they won Jane Harman’s Seat that year. Unfortunately despite being a moderate Congressman, the Republican who won that seat let Hartman define him as an extremist in 2000 and lost re-election.

  502. Tina says:

    I may have to buy some Tesla solar panels now. I don’t care about cars though. A golf cart works for me best these days.
    Elon Musk
    @elonmusk
    ·
    54m
    Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.

  503. Tina says:

    The Alameda County sheriffs office is quite nasty.

  504. Tina says:

    From the presser:

    China wants to renegotiate its first trade deal with us because, per thr presstitute, they want a better deal.

    Trump says no.

  505. Tina says:

    The presstitutes seemed to be on drugs.

    First the claim,there is too little testing, then thr last presstitute says why do care that we are bearing the world in testing.

    Which is it? Too little or too much.

    Them, at the end, one presstitute argues over the other about who was next.

  506. Robbie says:

    Right now, we’re on pace to have the fewest number of cases since March 26. Could be a function of weekend reporting, but a big drop from last Monday.

    Almost as if seasonality matters.

  507. Phil says:

    Yeah, could be just a drop due to weekend reporting….but a drop relative to last Monday might be significant.

    I have learned not to get my hopes up with regards to the numbers.

  508. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    The California 25th Congressional District stats as of May 10th

    Total absentee ballots sent out: 425,060
    Total absentee ballots returned: 123,116

    Republican ballots returned: 54,585 (40%)
    Democratic ballots returned: 43,932 (27%)

  509. Tina says:

    I think Whitler is up to mess with the numbers.

  510. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    California absentee ballots now come with pre-paid return envelopes, which probably will diminsh ballot harvesting in the future.

  511. Robbie says:

    Remember when the sewer rats at The Atlantic said Georgia beginning a program of human sacrifice? I do.

    Remember when Wisconsin voting was going to lead to a wave of new cases? I do.

    The failures by the press, who are invested in doom, have been so vast they’re hard to catalogue.

  512. Phil says:

    Most of the Monday numbers are from Sunday reporting. There is a day long lag. I think that explains the huge spike in numbers each and every Tuesday. Tuesday actually reflects Monday when the reporting is back to normal after the weekend.

    Still if tomorrow and Wednesday look substantially better than last Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s really large spike that would indicate really good news.

  513. jason says:

    Still if tomorrow and Wednesday look substantially better than last Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s really large spike that would indicate really good news.”

    Getting nervous huh?

    Afraid I am going order those expensive tacos and imported beers?

  514. Robbie says:

    With a big heat wave headed to the Midwest and Mid Atlantic, relative to the weather we’ve had recently, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a big drop-off in cases two week from now.

  515. Tina says:

    Kyle Cheney
    @kyledcheney
    ·
    1h
    GRASSLEY says of Flynn case, it’s time to ask: “What did Obama and Biden know and when did they know it?”

  516. jason says:

    Wolf calls anyone opposed to endless shutdown “cowards”.

    It has come to this.

  517. Tina says:

    This was in his suitcase

    Quote Tweet

    Will Steakin
    @wsteaks
    · 50m
    NEW: Acting DNI seeks to declassify any Obama officials involved in Flynn ‘unmasking’: Source via @MarthaRaddatz @ABC News

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/acting-dni-seeks-declassify-obama-officials-involved-flynn/story?id=70624372

  518. jason says:

    Most of the Monday numbers are from Sunday reporting. There is a day long lag. I think that explains the huge spike in numbers each and every Tuesday. Tuesday actually reflects Monday when the reporting is back to normal after the weekend.”

    This is true, but we certainly can compare the week to week numbers.

    May 4 Deaths 1324
    May 4 Cases 24713

  519. jason says:

    PA Republican leaders to Wolf.

    “Name calling is beneath the dignity of the office of the governor.

    “Millions of Pennsylvanians are unemployed, millions more have children who are not being adequately educated and many others are watching their livelihoods fall apart while they have waited weeks for a failed unemployment compensation system to help. Our residents have been trying desperately to get the governor’s attention; however, he has not been listening.

    “It is never wrong to lift the voices of concerned constituents. In fact, it is the duty of every elected official to do so. That is not cowardice; it is patriotism.

    “The governor often touts jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works. Well today, Pennsylvanians are hurting, and the governor is not delivering on any of those promises.”

  520. Country Dick Montana says:

    The last 5 Monday numbers:

    4/6 – 1255
    4/13 – 1535
    4/20 – 1939
    4/27 – 1383
    5/4 – 1323

    Last 5 Tuesdays

    4/7 – 1970
    4/14 – 2407
    4/21 – 2665
    4/28 – 2470
    5/5 – 2350

    Last 5 Wednesdays

    4/8 – 1947
    4/15 – 2482
    4/22 – 2341
    4/29 – 2390
    5/6 – 2528

  521. Paul says:

    Looks like Trump is pulling away in Ohio. Ohio is becoming increasingly out-of-reach for loser Biden.

  522. Phillip Holland says:

    Nervous?

    A tiny bit, perhaps.

    Tomorrow will tell the tale as to how nervous. It’s always been the big spike day so a significant drop could be very significant.

    Let’s see. The 15th is a Friday. Not a Tuesday spike day and not a weekend. That will be a fair test. Don’t get cocky. I still hold the cards here, Jason. Remember, Cuomo, Wolf, the dick from Illinois are still going to be governors in charge of the numbers.

  523. VictrC says:

    The bottom 20 states in death per M (all less than 70 per/M population)

    17 Red
    3 Blue

    Bottom 25

    21 Red
    4 Blue

    Top 12 Death rates
    12 Blue
    0 Red

    Top 15 Death Rates
    14 Blue
    1 Red

    Top 25 Death Rates
    20 Blue
    5 Red

    Enough said

  524. Tgca says:

    521

    Robbie is my hero today! Agreed on most in that post.

    I am not against Fauci for supporting Clinton because I was not aware of his politics until the last month, and I never recall reading anything where he was overtly a Clinton lover where he would risk his reputation to get in her good graces.

    Fauci’s knowledge and pedigree are not the issue here. It’s the credibility of his changing statements and his naïveté of trusting blindly in China and W.H.O. and getting used by the MSM. His insteps were used to provide guidance to many leaders that trusted in what he guided was correct when he should have known better. He is acting more like someone in academia then a 1st responder.

  525. Tgca says:

    Again, I say, “Leadership is not defined by intelligence or pedigree but by making good decisions at critical points that are beneficial, not something that could be said of Fauci in this pandemic.”

    What it appears Fauci lovers suffer from, is what I’ve seen a lot over the years dealing with Ph.Ds and MDs. They expect folks to accept their advice based on their title and credentials. It’s like “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” or the God Complex” doctors have.

    I once had dinner with a cardiac surgeon who bragged to me about how important his career was compared to others and that He Saves Lives. I told him so do fireman, needless to say we went Dutch on the dinner I recall.

  526. jason says:

    “It’s the credibility of his changing statements and his naïveté of trusting blindly in China and W.H.O”

    Zzzzzz.. facts not in evidence, innuendos and false drivel.

    “Trusting blindly”… LOL..garbage. Initially he acted with the information available, which is what everyone else all over the world did too.

    “He is acting more like someone in academia then a 1st responder”… LOL….well, yeah, you do want someone who knows what he is doing, and that is Fauci.

    He has given excellent advice. It has to be balanced with other considerations, but that is not his job.

  527. lisab says:

    Robbie is my hero today!
    ——————————

    you are the first person evah to put those words together in that particular order

  528. jason says:

    but by making good decisions at critical points that are beneficial”

    Exactly what Fauci has done his entire career.

  529. jason says:

    I still hold the cards here, Jason. Remember, Cuomo, Wolf, the dick from Illinois are still going to be governors in charge of the numbers.”

    Dang, I should have been more careful than make a bet with an aspiring A-hole who is tight with Cuomo, Wolf and the dick from Illinois.

  530. jason says:

    What it appears Fauci lovers suffer from, is what I’ve seen a lot over the years dealing with Ph.Ds and MDs. They expect folks to accept their advice based on their title and credentials.”

    Ohhh, puhhhleeeze…

    Is that what Fauci is, title and credentials?

    Really? That is your argument?

    Geezus…. and some people say veganism doesn’t cause brain rot.

  531. jason says:

    Navajo Nation is NOT in yet.

    Gird your loins.

  532. Scooterboy says:

    Thai Nguyen- new emerson poll of texas shows trump surging among latinos

    biden leads trump by 7% among texas latinos

    clinton won them by 27% in 2016 according to exits

    another poll showing a huge shift

    topline is trump+6 and that’s without a likely voter screen

  533. Tgca says:

    569

    Jadon deflects as usual and claims “facts not in evidence” as if that somehow should force us into submission for his lust over Fauci even in the face of the missteps Fauci has made. The record is clear and shows Fauci has whistled different tunes at different stages, when such an experienced bureaucrat should have known better.

    Evidence not in facts?

    That’s what we’ve been saying about Fauci. He has not searched for “facts in evidence” and routinely given conflicting info and got used as a pawn by China, W.H.O., and the MSM.

  534. jason says:

    Tgca, your attacks on Fauci are childish and sophomoric.

    Calling Fauci a “pawn of China” and all the other stupid insults you think are brilliant just make you look like an ass.

  535. jason says:

    We can thank God that Trump is a lot smarter than Tgca, and that is why Fauci has not gone anywhere despite the infantile hate.

  536. Tina says:

    Yeah another “interview” between Hsnnity and Goober.

    John Solomon
    @jsolomonReports
    · 10m
    Graham says he’ll hold Senate hearing on Flynn case in early June | Just The News https://justthenews.com/accountability/sen-graham-plans-hold-oversight-hearing-flynn-case-early-june

  537. Bitterlaw says:

    Did Phil reveal his true identity? The A-holes won’t tell.

  538. Tgca says:

    …and this garbage about not Fauci’s job but to drop numbers. Yes, as advisor to leaders, his job is to bring his experience and knowledge to the table in his subject matter expertise to make recommendations. Otherwise, why is he there? Leaders expect the subject matter experts to guide and inform, them, not just dump statistics in their lap…mind you not even always reliable data due to his lack of due diligence early on.

    In just the same way as a CFO of a company is to guide leadership on financial matters, Tax experts to guide leadership on tax matters, and General Counsel to guide on legal matters, we expect doctors like Fauci to guide in their respected areas after they complete due diligence, otherwise, you add no value to leadership.

    Fauci was sloppy up front and that cost us a good deal. He was ill-prepared and naive to deal with this pandemic when he should have been better prepared to serve leaders. He knew about these events early on before most.

  539. Tgca says:

    577

    In your view because you seem to be the only one that won’t admit his missteps, and made sycophant remarks like giving him medals and him being a hero.

    If Fauci was not in gubbermint, he would have been replaced or put back in the lab by now with someone more competent to guide and assess. He failed the leaders with inconsistent and faulty info. He did not complete due diligence.

    No one said he cannot add value and assist but he clearly had UGE missteps that were costly.

    Let’s see when this is all said and done and they do all their investigations and it comes out about how we were hoodwinked by China and there was inconsistency in guidance. Who do you think that will fall on?

  540. jason says:

    Fauci has “huge missteps” is fake news.

    All the other cheap insults, innuendos and false statements you are making about him are shameful.

    The rest of your statements are just pure and simple lies.

    You are a moron to keep insisting on this garbage.

    Go drink some organic maple syrup and stop the asinine rants.

  541. Bitterlaw says:

    Tgca seems to think models guarantee that the predicted results will happen exactly as expected. Apparently/ the virus did not read the models.

    It is like when Polaris was pissed after elections because voters did not vote the way he predicted.

  542. jason says:

    If anything you said was true, which it isn’t, it would reflect terribly on Trump. After all, Trump trusts Fauci and has followed his advice.

    But you are too dumb to see that.

  543. jason says:

    Tgca is blaming Fauci for things nobody could have forecast, predicted, or known.

    Fortunately, Trump knows better.

  544. jason says:

    Worldometer’s last gasp pushed the death toll to 1,0008, because it looks better than 999. But cases still at 18k.

    Unacceptable.

    May 4 Deaths 1324 May 11 1008
    May 4 Cases 24713 May 11 18196

  545. NYCmike says:

    Does Fauci make $$ from patents on government research?

  546. Country Dick Montana says:

    1008 Deaths today which is 34% over yesterday, so it fits the pattern. If we have an average Tuesday it will be around 2200 deaths

    Rolling 7 Day Average Deaths

    4/23 – 2178
    4/24 – 2095
    4/25 – 2124
    4/26 – 2066
    4/27 – 1987
    4/28 – 1959
    4/29 – 1966
    4/30 – 1946
    5/01 – 1938
    5/02 – 1884
    5/03 – 1884
    5/04 – 1875
    5/05 – 1858
    5/06 – 1878
    5/07 – 1867
    5/08 – 1837
    5/09 – 1799
    5/10 – 1741
    5/11 – 1696

    The last 6 Monday numbers:

    4/6 – 1255
    4/13 – 1535
    4/20 – 1939
    4/27 – 1383
    5/4 – 1323
    5/11 – 1008

  547. Pitchaboy says:

    He sits on several pharma boards

  548. jason says:

    Number of states with 10 deaths or less: 30

  549. Country Dick Montana says:

    Rolling 7 Day Average Cases

    4/20 – 28863
    4/21 – 28726
    4/22 – 28673
    4/23 – 29010
    4/24 – 29928
    4/25 – 30865
    4/26 – 30960
    4/27 – 30256
    4/28 – 30174
    4/29 – 29953
    4/30 – 29797
    5/01 – 29427
    5/02 – 28585
    5/03 – 28709
    5/04 – 28926
    5/05 – 28838
    5/06 – 28414
    5/07 – 28215
    5/08 – 27515
    5/09 – 26652
    5/10 – 25645
    5/11 – 24714

  550. NYCmike says:

    “He sits on several pharma boards”

    -Should I take that as a YES to my question?

    Since he has been in government, has the way patents are rewarded been changed?

    It seems that a government employee in charge of doling out certain scientific grant$ and $tudies being on several pharma boards is a clear conflict of interest.

  551. Robbie says:

    The person who I find to be one of the most conflicted commentators on TV is Scott Gottlieb. He quit his job as head of the FDA a year or two ago, but he’s been ubiquitous on TV the last three months. What bothers me is he’s not been very trustworthy with the data he’s presented. For instance, he said children were at risk last week at the same time Switzerland, Australia, several other countries said the exact same thing. He also noted how many European countries had beaten their outbreaks, but the US hadn’t. Well, the US is the size of Europe and the European part of Russia. It takes time for a virus to move across the country so there’s not one peak for the country, but rather several regional peaks.

  552. jason says:

    It seems that a government employee in charge of doling out certain scientific grant$ and $tudies being on several pharma boards is a clear conflict of interest.”

    Horrors.

    Is this the latest attack on Fauci?

    Does it actually imply Fauci has done something illegal or unethical?

    Is there any evidence Fauci has actually had a conflict of interest with any “patent”?

    Or is just a disgusting, dishonest, despicable, baseless attack that has nothing to do with the situation at hand?

  553. Tina says:

    Gowdy admits he’s erred on Tucker’s show tonite about trusting the Fib. Since he admitted his error, we are now food.
    I still want to hear why he wanted trump to testify (not sure if he said anything about it, this clip is short:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Acyn/status/1260003502639722497

  554. Tina says:

    Now good*

  555. Tgca says:

    584

    Hey Bitter

    Stick to ambulance chasing because you sound like you could use a class in basic math foundations. Have you ever used advanced Excel, Access Database, R, Stata, or other specific statistical software to build basic or complex models?

    My beef with Fauci was not the model outcomes as time progressed, as models can change based on new inputs. That is a basic rule of modeling. However, models should use reasonable qualitative and quantitative inputs.

    So before criticizing someone, learn a little about math and modeling and the difference between model qualitative requirements (is the data and source reliable, is the hypothesis reasonable, etc) vs the quantitative data (raw inputs).

    I work on financial and actuarial modeling often, in fact, working on one now, and we often change inputs to reflect additional scenarios or desired outcomes. I ensure the source of the model info is reliable. If it is not, then the old adage of junk in, junk out applies.

    I fault Fauci for his professional and qualitative errors, relying on China for accurate info when we know these communist regimes have a long history of misleading and being untruthful. That is where Fauci failed, that and the fact he also relied on the W.H.O when should not have. He appeared naive. He was unable to observe subjects and conditions in China that would be critical to modeling and giving leadership appropriate advice.

    It’s like building a house. If you rely on the quality of the poor builders or a poor land foundation (qualitative inputs) having adequate measurements and supplies of materials (quantitative inputs) to achieve an outcome will not result in a house that will stand properly.

  556. Tgca says:

    600 Bebe!

  557. Tgca says:

    586

    So Jadon thinks I’m faulting Fauci for things he could not have forecasted, known or predicted.

    Ha! Yeah!

    No one would could ever forecast, know, or predict a communist regime like China would mislead, hide, and deceive others on something that would make it look weak or hurt its reputation to be a world leader…and refused to let anyone come and assist them in Dec/Jan.

    Oh silly us. Let’s all trust the commies now!

    Even Reagan thought we should “trust but verify” when dealing with communist regimes.

  558. jason says:

    Even Reagan thought we should “trust but verify” when dealing with communist regimes.”

    Zzzzzzzzz… really stupid and simplistic analogy.

    Your ignorance of the circumstances and context of that statement by Reagan is truly telling.

  559. jason says:

    I work on financial and actuarial modeling”

    LOL

    Now Tgca is a modeling expert. Last week he was an economic genius advising Fortune 500 companies on where they should manufacture.

    The problem is that these genius claims don’t quite jive with the idiotic posts.

  560. jason says:

    It’s like building a house. If you rely on the quality of the poor builders or a poor land foundation (qualitative inputs) having adequate measurements and supplies of materials (quantitative inputs) to achieve an outcome will not result in a house that will stand properly.”

    Wow…. deep sh-t. Emphasis on the sh-t.

  561. jason says:

    So before criticizing someone, learn a little about math and modeling and the difference between model qualitative requirements (is the data and source reliable, is the hypothesis reasonable, etc) vs the quantitative data (raw inputs)”

    Sounds like Tgca thinks he is smarter than Fauci.

    With that, we have moved into the surreal world, so I am out of here.

    I think I will make myself a corned beef and pastrami sandwich and go watch some reruns of Walking Dead.

  562. Phil says:

    China back down to one case. 14th day in a row with no deaths. LOL

  563. wvally says:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-u-s-officials-have-declassified-list-of-obama-officials-who-were-involved-in-unmasking-general-flynn

    BREAKING: U.S. Officials Have Declassified List Of Obama Officials Who Were Involved In ‘Unmasking’ General Flynn

  564. Bitterlaw says:

    Look at the flowers, Lizzie.

    That was the most stunning episode of The Walking Dead ever.

  565. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Fauci was involved in some controversy over the use of IL-2 to treat AIDS. As I recall the issue was not that he was profiting; it was so much government money was being spent on testing an experimental treatment that was consistently showing poor results.

    “A position to profit
    Among them are National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and his deputy, H. Clifford Lane.
    The two managers have received $45,072.82 each in royalties since 1997 for an experimental AIDS treatment known as interleukin-2 that they invented with a third NIH doctor, Joseph Kovacs, the records show.
    The government has licensed the commercial rights to that treatment to drug maker Chiron Corp., and Fauci’s division subsequently has spent $36 million in taxpayer money testing the treatment on patients in one experiment alone.
    Known as the Esprit experiment, it is one of the largest AIDS research projects in NIH history, testing interleukin-2 on patients at more than 200 sites in 18 countries over the last five years.
    Both doctors said they were extremely sensitive about the possibility of an appearance of a conflict of interest and took steps on their own to address it even as they waited for their agency to do what they believed should have been done all along — fully disclose the payments to patients.
    A panel of peers from the National Cancer Institute was brought in to approve the Esprit project because Fauci and Lane were in a position to profit.
    Fauci, an internationally known expert on illnesses from the flu to AIDS, said he originally refused to take the royalties but was told he legally had to accept them. So he has donated all the money to charity.
    “I’m going to give every penny of it to charity … no matter what the yearly amount is,” he said.
    Fauci also said he once tried to report his payments on his federal financial disclosure report, which is available to the public, but was told to remove them because NIH considers the money federal compensation, not outside income.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6809390/ns/health-health_care/t/report-researchers-mumon-financial-interests/#.XroEu_9KiUk

  566. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    I respect Fauci; but I can’t say I admire him. He is a very competent bureaucrat.

  567. Tgca says:

    Jadon tries to deflect and take things out of context when losing an argument on the merits. It’s his MO. I never said I was an economic expert. I said I work with large capital investments which a big part of is modeling, forecasting and analyzing and providing guidance to senior management to make decisions. The fact that Jadon would not know that such work involves that seems to suggest his understanding of business and economics is very naive.

    I never said I was smarter than Fauci. I said, and let me repeat to Jadon so he can understand.

    Leadership is not defined by intelligence or pedigree but by making good decisions at critical points that are beneficial, not something that could be said of Fauci in this pandemic.

    That is where I think Fauci failed leadership. The fact they kept him and did not fire or remove him is not proof he did not make errors nor did I say he should be fired, I said in corporate America, he would have been held accountable for his missteps. In addition, Presidents often keep folks on even after they make mistake due to the politics of removing them. The MSM would have a field day if Fauci were demoted or fired now. Instead, Trump did the smart thing and isolated Fauci by refusing to let him be called by Congress because Fauci is not a good witness when he gets duped with all the political hypothetical questions. In other words, they know how to entrap him into making certain statements he later has to walk back.

    Jadon bending himself into a pretzel because I provide analogies and examples and all he can do is say “facts not in evidence” and call folks names when he simply can’t explain why Fauci had repeatedly was inconsistent and made missteps.

  568. Tina says:

    Phuq yeah

    Josh Caplan
    @joshdcaplan
    FBN: Pres. Trump orders federal retirement money invested in Chinese equities to be pulled
    6:40 PM · May 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

  569. wvally says:

    FTA above:

    Fox News reported in 2017 that the disclosing [unmasking] of Flynn’s identity could be “a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison” because “rules state that if an American with Constitutional protections is collaterally caught in such surveillance, his or her identity must be protected.”

  570. Tina says:

    I think it’s psycho sally Yates that is one that did the unmasking,

    Also, Evelyn Farkas

    President obama

  571. lisab says:

    Ministry Of Magic Appoints Governor Whitmer Head Of Hogwarts

  572. Tina says:

    Political Polls
    @Politics_Polls
    · 4m
    National GE:
    Trump 45% (+3)
    Biden 42%

    @MorningConsult 5/4-10
    https://morningconsult.com/2020/05/11/biden-popularity-reade-allegations-polling/

  573. Tina says:

    M.Joseph Sheppard
    @SHEPMJS
    ·
    15m
    Sleepy Joe

    “Trump voters reporting higher levels of excitement than Biden voters.Ohio,70% of Trump voters extremely or very excited to vote for him,39% of Biden voters report same level of excitement.Texas 67% Trump voters extremely or very excited,compared to 40% Biden voters.

  574. Tina says:

    Adam Housley
    @adamhousley
    ·
    8m
    Ooooooh brother. Massive surveillance…that’s what’s been found. “MASSIVE” is the way it was sent to me.

  575. wvally says:

    https://twitter.com/adamhousley/status/1260045138853683200?s=21

    There will be multiple releases I’m told and as I reported and it’s now been confirmed…they started gathering intel on Flynn in 2014.

  576. lisab says:

    ‘Believe Women’ Slogan Updated To ‘Believe Creepy Old Men With Dementia’

  577. lisab says:

    Cuomo orders Murder Hornets to be placed in nursing homes calling them, “hornets of peace”

  578. lisab says:

    Newsom reminds Californians to only go outside to defecate on the sidewalk

  579. Mike says:

    Morning consult is Biden +3

  580. lisab says:

    Alyssa Milano says victims should feel ‘privileged’ to be sexually assaulted by Joe Biden

  581. lisab says:

    Church disguises itself as an abortion clinic so government will let it stay open during lockdown

  582. lisab says:

    Lori Loughlin caught cheating on coronavirus test

  583. lisab says:

    BREAKING: Pentagon officials hire Bill Belichick to spy on Iran for WWIII

  584. lisab says:

    Democratic governors warn that lockdown could last until ‘we get a Democratic president’

  585. wvally says:

    Texans Put ‘Welcome To Texas’ Signs Around Oklahoma So Californians Will Move There Instead

  586. MikeKS says:

    Those rolling averages are encouraging. I enjoy following your information, CDM.

  587. Paul says:

    Trump collapsed at the press conference today.

  588. Country Dick Montana says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/fauci-expected-to-warning-against-reopening-country-too-quickly-in-senate-hearing-on-coronavirus-response

    “The New York Times reported late Monday that Fauci will warn that the country will risk “needless suffering and death” if it is opened up too quickly.”

    So, tell me, how does the NYT know this?

    Put me in the Fauci haters group if you like. I have had enough of this guy. He will be used by the Dems to continue their tyranny against the citizens of this country and by God he knows it. This is what he he wants.

    I hope the Republican senators are prepared to go after him on the mental health effects of the shutdown, but they are cowards too.

  589. PresidentPaul! says:

    Poll Finds That 9 Out Of 10 Brits Want Lockdown and Nflx marathons to carry on.

    https://summit.news/2020/05/11/poll-finds-that-9-out-of-10-in-uk-want-lockdown-to-carry-on/

    Only 11 per cent said they wanted everyone to go back to work now.

  590. jason says:

    Bitter, Tgca is an expert in so many fields that maybe he can help us out with the backing up problem at the A-hole Clubhouse.

  591. jason says:

    Tgca says he has now learned to use Excel, I think that is very commendable, it is a very good program I have been using for over 30 years. I hope he likes it better than Lotus 1-2-3 and VisiCalc.

  592. jason says:

    Coronavirus Update

    Percentage of Americans who have not reported having COVID 19 99.60%

    Percentage of Americans who have not died of COVID 91 99.9975%

  593. MichiganGuy says:

    N/T

  594. Wes says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-deaths-mount-trump-tries-to-convince-americans-its-safe-to-inch-back-to-normal/2020/05/09/bf024fe6-9149-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html#click=https://t.co/RuYDF6k4nM

    I’ve been saying since 2018 Trump didn’t have a coherent for reelection following the 2018 midterms. This confirms what I was saying.

    Trump is just now realizing he can lose. In contrast, Obama and Clinton both realized that immediately after their midterms and began laying the groundwork shortly thereafter. Trump clearly missed a chance to define himself positively after the midterm, and Covid-19 hasn’t provided many opportunities for him to correct this oversight.

    The President had better hope Tara Reade’s allegations significantly damage Biden’s public standing.