BREAKING: Commander keeps spreading a virus around!

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020

The suits keep letting him do it:
Donald J. Trump, the commander in chief, strode before the nation's cameras at roughly 6 PM Eastern.

The news channels had been teasing the briefing for over an hour. The commander took control of prime time, then quickly began to spread his virus around:
TRUMP (3/25/20): The governor is doing a very good job. I spoke to the governor—Governor Cuomo—last night and this morning, and he mentioned that, in his remarks, that he’s using the—that we are using—and I think he feels, because he understands negotiation—he thinks we’re using very appropriately the Defense Production Act. And we are. We’re using it where needed. It’s a great point of leverage; it’s a great negotiating tool.

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We’re also doing some very large testings throughout the country. I told you yesterday that, in South Korea—and this is not a knock in any way because I just spoke with President Moon; we had a very good conversation about numerous other things—but they’ve done a very good job on testing, but we now are doing more testing than anybody, by far. We do more in eight days than they do in eight weeks. And we go up, on a daily basis, exponentially. So, it’s really good.
According to the commander, Governor Cuomo seems to understand the art of the deal! According to the commander, the governor approves of the his refusal to order companies to produce more life-saving protective gear and more life-saving respirators.

For people able to swallow that, the commander had anothee! In viral fashion, he repeated a slightly altered version of the self-affirming, feel-good misstatement he'd cooked up the day before:
"We do more testing in eight days than South Korea does in eight weeks."
In this way, the commander keeps spreading the virus of misinformation around. Based on recent surveys, people who don't know that it's misinformation seem to be agreeing with his daily self-serving assessment:
"So, it's really good."
This daily gong-show raises the same old obvious questions about the commander's mental health. More strikingly, the airing of this daily gong-show raises questions about the network suits who keep putting this gong-show on.

Yesterday, just after 6 PM Eastern, we flipped around the dial. The commander's stream of misinformation was being broadcast live by CNN, by MSNBC and by the Fox News Channel.

That said, the spreading of the virus didn't end there. Here in the Baltimore market, the gong-show was also being broadcast live by the local ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates.

It was prime time, and a wide array of highly-paid suits were spreading the virus around.

Concerning the commander himself, it's long been obvious that he seems to be either mentally ill in some way or cognitively impaired, or quite possibly both. Earlier yesterday, he broadcast his troubled state once again through his latest mocking tweet about the possibility that Mitt Romney might be infected.

The commander seems to be Dylan's (metaphorical) "poor immigrant." This has long been clear.

He may well be a sociopath; a certain percentage of people are. Though it isn't necessarily such people's "fault," it's a very dangerous state of affairs in an American president.

Something seems to be badly wrong with our fearless commander in chief, who never stops selling the car. But early in 2018, the New York Times declared that we mustn't discuss the possibility that the commander is mentally ill in some way, and so an incipient discussion was brought to a very quick end.

That decision by the Times will be discussed in future anthropology texts, assuming such texts exist. We can already announce one fairly obvious conclusion:

The decision flies in the face of the ballyhooed claim that we humans are "the rational animal."

Something seems to be wrong with Commander Donald J. Trump—but our journalistic elites have agreed that this obvious possibility must never be discussed. Yesterday, the network suits revealed their own lack of mental hygiene:

Once again, they agreed to put a crazy person all over TV, at the start of prime time, to spread a virus around.

They did this all through 2016 when Trump was running for president. Ratings and profits were good!

Four years later, the commander's disorder is much more obvious, but the overpaid climbers who run the nets still refuse to respond to this fact.

The commander is spreading a virus around on a daily basis. The suits keep letting him do it. Yesterday, they teased his appearance for over an hour. Then, they threw him on the air, and the virus was spread all around.

These are anthropology lessons. These lessons involve the mental traits of our floundering species' elites as we confront, or fail to confront, our ongoing plague year.

Cuomo thinks Trump is doing it right! They put the commander all over TV. He then revealed this key fact.

Tomorrow: Back to Birx

Anatomy of a fact-check: The commander left yesterday's briefing at roughly 6:30 PM. When he left, the briefing continued, with Vice President Heep in charge.

At this point, CNN dropped its live coverage. MSNBC and Fox continued to broadcast the briefing live.

At CNN, Wolf Blitzer quickly threw to Daniel Dale, asking for a fact-check. Below, you see what Dale said. On balance, we'd grade his fact-check as wrong:
BLITZER (3/25/20): I got Daniel Dale with us as well, our fact-checker. Daniel, what jumped out at you from what we heard from the president?

DALE: Well, Trump continue to boast about how the pace of testing for the coronavirus in the United States compares to testing in South Korea. He is correct that the U.S. is now conducting more tests than they are there, but what he's leaving out is the population difference.

So the U.S. has more than six times South Korea's population. And so per capita, South Korea is still far outpacing the United States. We have approximate figures, but it's something—it's fewer than 1 in 200 South Koreans who have been tested and it's more than 1 in 700 Americans who have been tested.

He's also left out the fact that South Korea has started testing much more quickly and implemented much more stringent post-test measures to try to contain this. And so, yes, Trump is correct in terms of the absolute numbers but he's not touting the full story here, Wolf.
The liberal world has accepted Dale as fact-checker in chief. Much of what he said was correct but we'd grade his final assessment as equivocating and wrong.

"Trump is correct in terms of the absolute numbers?" As far as we know, he isn't. We base this assessment on what was said at Tuesday's briefing, where Trump's new talking-point was born. See yesterday's report.

As far as we know, we are not "doing as much testing in eight days" as South Korea did, or is now doing, in eight weeks.

The feel-good claim began on Tuesday with Field Marshal Birx. But that doesn't seem to be what she actually said when she made the jumbled, confusing, upbeat statement the commander quickly embellished.

A full fact-check of what trump said should have provided more background. To our taste, Dale was much too equivocal in his assessment—was much too eager to say that Donald J. Trump wasn't completely wrong.

A full fact-check would have noted the confusing origin of this latest viral claim. It would also include an obvious statement—when networks air these gong-shows live, they let these embellished claims spread.

Our press corps' skills are very limited. This fact has been abundantly clear for at least three decades.

Dale's check is the best this elite can perform. As recent history had made all too clear, it isn't nearly enough.

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  2. I wish the whole world turned on fixing the trivial error that Somerby points out today.

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  3. Dear Bob, whatever our beloved Commander is spreading, it pales in comparison with the narcissistic shit your new zombie super-celebrity Mr Cuomo has been spreading recently.

    And may I remind you that "selling the car" is pretty much any Commander's job description?

    Come to think of it, your demigods Barry and Bubba most certainly sold a whole pile of garbage to you, dear Bob. So much garbage, in fact, that your brain is hardly functioning anymore...

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    1. Did your parents have any kids that survived infancy?

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    2. When Mao was born the doctor slapped his mother.

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    3. Mao is likely this hysterically wrong on everything because it is made clear to him that he is severely disliked.

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    4. uh,oh,
      moscow has started worrying about Cuomo.

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    5. long term, strategic thinking.

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    6. Nah, Mao just needs attention - any attention. And btw, when Mao's mom was slapped, she dropped the baby. HARD.

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  4. Since Somerby seems to have forgotten a prominent fact checking site that he himself has cited in the past, here it is:

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/mar/25/donald-trump/trumps-boast-about-us-south-korea-coronavirus-test/

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  5. The US achieved a remarkable increase in testing. On March 5, we were able to do only 263 tests. Yesterday, only three weeks later, we did 74,082. That's an impressive achievement. Trump is right to portray it as such.

    Focusing on the precise multiple that compares the US to South Korea is just a quibble.

    See https://covidtracking.com/us-daily/ for daily number of US tests

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    1. When you say “we” did 74,082, who is “we”? The same group that Trump means when he says “we” did more testing than South Korea?

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    2. Go fuck yourself, David. Herr Trump's response to this has been one fucking huge dumpster fire, a daily string of 2 hour "briefings" featuring the most repulsive horse's ass to ever step in front of a camera. By the way, David, you treasonous bastard, your team wants to put you out on an ice float to get their stock portfolios back in the black.

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    3. As Dale pointed out, David, the raw number of tests is irrelevant. It is the number relative to the total population. South Korea’s per capita number is 6 times ours. And, because of Commander Trump, testing in the US was slow to ramp up, and we’re still nowhere near their per capita figure.

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    4. Bragging about the legislation passed or the supply of masks is one thing, but bragging about the number infected or death rate is ghoulish, in my opinion. There isn't a COVID-19 Olympics going on, so why the comparison to South Korea? Why not compare with Mexico or Sweden, who have foregone testing?

      It isn't how many tested that matters but how testing is being used strategically. Trump should be embarrassed that senators and movie stars can get tested while those who are not so famous cannot. And Trump doesn't seem to understand the connection between testing and allocation of resources and community response. David seems to be just repeating the Republican talking point of the day.

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    5. Here is Warren's discussion of how testing can be used in a comprehensive plan:

      https://digbysblog.net/2020/03/a-plan-for-that/

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    6. Hey Hillary, welcome back. We've missed you here.

      I noticed your zombie comrade Andrew has now eclipsed you in the competition of zombie celebrities. How do you feel about it, dear?

      Let me guess: he's a russkie asset, like that girl that accused your top zombie leader of sexual assault. Right?

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    7. AnonymousMarch 26, 2020 at 1:06 PM By "we" I meant the entire US health community. It's not Trump's personal achievement. He deserves some credit for encouraging private industry to participate and for encouraging the reduction in red tape by our health agencies. But, the medical community deserves most of the credit for all these tests.

      Anti-Trumpers become parodies of themselves. They start with the fixed belief that everything Trump does or doesn't do is wrong. They reason from there. If the number of tests rose from 74,000 to 74 million, they'd still give Trump no credit.

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    8. If the number of tests rose from 74,000 to 74 million without any help from Trump or with his active impedance, why should he get any credit?

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    9. 74 million tests for a Democrat hoax?
      Did Trump learn nothing from Russiagate?

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    10. Go fuck yourself, David. Your asshole president wanted to keep the people on the cruise ship because he "likes the numbers" where they were. What kind of a depraved person says something like that you fucking jackass.

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    11. More feeling, Hillary, please.

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    12. You know what, David? If Trump had genuinely tried to act in a bipartisan way early on, truly reaching across the aisle, trying to actually improve healthcare like he said, or actively working to shore up Medicare and SS, or developed and fought for a real infrastructure bill, do you know how much higher his approval would be right now? Instead, he appeals only to his base, and demonizes everyone else. He is an idiot. You call Trump critics anti-Trumpers, when he is the one busily defining everyone that way. You may be his next target, if you’re not careful.

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    13. David, please provide evidence that Trump had any positive impact on the testing, I will wait for your response.

      What we do know is Trump delayed testing because he wanted to use private industry and he also got rid of government pandemic experts and he cut funding for pandemic response. Trump's incompetence resulted in unnecessary deaths.

      You make an assertion there is no evidence for, while ignoring that the evidence points to the contrary.

      "Anti-Trumpers" are not "parodies" indeed it is you that is the clown. Your dishonesty is remarkable; however, it is interesting to hear from those that wish to misguide and misinform.

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    14. Trump is literally responsible for people poisoning themselves ingesting some crap used to clean fish tanks because the monumental asshole keeps telling people it could be a miracle cure. Unfucking believable that this repugnant megalomaniac would be so reckless and jackasses like David still defend him, not only defend but praise his performance.

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    15. I love Trump.

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    16. Trump may be your usual Right-wing piece of shit, but you have to give him credit for finally realizing socialism is needed to save the country.
      Proving David wrong is too easy.

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    17. How awful, dear Hillary. You should demand to start impeachment proceedings immediately.

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    18. Y'all be all gay about Trump.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/B0AMyieF1mz/?igshid=jmf0h5xdtygk

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    19. mm - It more and more appears that Trump is right to be optimistic about a certain drug. Two people foolishly drank fish tank cleaner. No doubt the cleaner has a warning that it is not safe for consumption. Anti-Trump people make themselves ridiculous when they blame this foolish action on Trump's (probably correct) optimism.

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    20. Trump isn't near as stupid as anyone who takes his advice.

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    21. AnonymousMarch 26, 2020 at 2:54 PM
      David, please provide evidence that Trump had any positive impact on the testing,

      I suspect that nothing will convince you, but here goes

      1. The FDA or CDC, in a bureaucratic manner, prohibited other organizations from developing and using their own tests. Trump's pressure caused them to end that ban. A lot of tests are done by outside the government. Those counts are just coming in now. The US has now performed at least 550,000 tests.

      2. Trump's pressure for speed caused these two agencies to perform their duties with much less than usual delay. E.g., plans by private companies that needed government review and approval got that review sooner.

      3. Trump's contact with private companies led them to develop and produce superior tests. We are seeing revolutionary advances in tests.

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    22. Anon 2:55 pm What we do know is Trump delayed testing because he wanted to use private industry and he also got rid of government pandemic experts and he cut funding for pandemic response.

      These are all false.

      1. Trump did not do anything to delay testing. Nor was he interested in holding government back. No matter which test is selected, private industry will manufacture them. (Testing was delayed because the government banned private tests for a period. That was not Trump's doing. On the contrary, Trump deserves credit for ending that ban.)

      2. Trump did not get rid of pandemic experts. He re-structured, ending a particular pandemic unit, but did not get rid of any of the people in it. The leader did leave government, but was a voluntary choice, as far as we know.

      3. Trump didn't cut funding for health. He did propose a cut, but Congress increased the funding and Trump signed the bill with that increase.

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    23. All the leftwing zombies accomplish by lying about these things is a greater loss of credibility that's already through the floor.

      Trump's superpower is making people do exactly what he needs them to do.

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    24. David as usual is wrong. Trump's corona virus response has been a disaster, and documented as such.

      1. It was Trump that limited the testing to the CDC, later he reversed his own policy, but it was too late then

      2. Trump refused to use WHO tests, this had horrific consequences

      3. Beyond Trump's own rule change that limited the CDC, there was nothing to cause delays, so no, Trump did not pressure, and there was no impact of his phantom pressure

      4. No Trump did not have any insider contact with private companies, and nothing he did resulted in any advancement in testing, another phantom assertion. There is nothing remarkable about the tests being developed, other than they are not failing like the initial tests Trump limited us to, even while the WHO provided competent testing.

      5. Trump's rule did delay testing, and worse yet he refused to use good available tests

      6. Pandemic expert Tom Bossert was fired by Trump, as Trump disbanded the former global health security team, it's leader Timothy Ziemer "abruptly departed" - that means he was fired

      7. Trump's direct cuts were denied by congress; however, he redirected funds so that pandemic response work was reduced, one can argue this is not a cut much in the same way Gingrich argued about Medicare

      Merely a cursory sample, it gets worse the more you dig:

      AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mislaid blame on Obama for virus test

      How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S.

      Trump’s Misplaced Blame on Obama for Coronavirus Tests

      Slow testing rollout sets back US coronavirus response


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    25. No, Trump is not right about a drug, he is disastrously wrong.

      Experts condemn Clive Palmer-funded ads claiming hydroxychloroquine can cure coronavirus

      Trump has yet to take the issue seriously, his response has cost lives and has been a complete failure.

      Coronavirus: how Donald Trump has changed his tune

      Also the stock market implosion, partly a result of Trump's failure to competently respond to the corona virus, is mostly due to a nearly two year long earnings recession and an empty bloated market (the correlation between the stock market and the economy is down to 7%, by far the lowest ever) spurred by share buybacks much of which resulted from Trump's ill-fated tax cut plan.


      When the share buyback craze stops, this bull market stops

      David, it is always interesting to hear from those like you that want to misguide and misinform, but is sad too.

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    26. *** Public Service Announcement ***
      David in Cal is an idiot, both morally and intellectually. In fact he is this commentariat’s Village Idiot. All he can do is swallow right-wing propaganda and regurgitate it here.
      You may safely ignore anything he has to say. Case in point his vomitus @7:42.

      1. Trump delayed testing by refusing to take the pandemic seriously during the critical early days of the infection in the US. He turned down the World Health Organization’s offer to provide tests. (The CDC insisted on its own tests, which turned out to be faulty.) The FDA had a ban on private tests to make sure tests are reliable, but it also has authority to issue so-called Emergency Use Authorizations, which it only started to do in the last week. So there is no obstructive ban as the agency has the authority to make exceptions. Trump gets no credit for “ending” the ban. It’s his FDA in any case.

      2. Here are the pandemic experts that Trump or his team got rid of: Linda Quick, epidemiologist and embed with China’s disease control agency, fired 7/19 by eliminating her position; Tom Bossert, DHS Homeland Security Advisor, resigned 4/10/18, the day after Bolton disbanded his global health security team; Luciana Borio, NSC director for medical and biodefense preparedness, fired by eliminating her position; Tim Ziemer, NSC senior director for global health security and biodefense, fired by eliminating his position.

      3. While it’s true that Congress refused to authorize Trump’s proposed funding cuts for the CDC, he did cut CDC’s training and monitoring programs overseas.

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    27. 1:06, 1:40, 2:40,
      There's a new Mao shtick going around where he calls the posters who make sense on TDH "Hillary".
      So, nice to hear from all the Hillary's out there, instead of the know-nothing Right-wingers.

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  6. “Dale's check is the best this elite can perform.”

    This is Somerby up to his usual tricks. Dale was the only fact-checker that Somerby happened to see, or was the only one he chose to report on, and it isn’t as pleasing to limit his criticism to Dale, thus Dale must become the “best this elite can perform” in Somerby’s narrative.

    In fact, MSNBC’s prime time is devoted almost exclusively to the coronavirus crisis, and is doing extensive fact-checking of Trump’s claims at those press conferences.

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  7. Why is Somerby suddenly calling Trump "Commander"?

    Perhaps it is intended to be ironic, but it makes Trump sound more like a dictator and I think we need to resist going in that direction. Further, I believe Trump would enjoy that name, that it would make him feel more powerful and stroke his ego (he would, of course, miss any irony).

    Is there someone else out there, who I've missed reading, who is calling him Commander?

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    1. Where I live we say "Pillsbury Doughboy in Chief".

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    2. It's right there in TDH's first sentence, professor:

      Donald J. Trump, the commander in chief, strode before the nation's cameras at roughly 6 PM Eastern.

      (Emphasis mine)

      There's that reading thing again.

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    3. I know that deadrat, but calling someone Commander all by itself isn't a thing. Try being less literal.

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    4. Sorry. I think I can be forgiven my mistake since so many of the things you claim to know don't obtain, and so many things that do obtain you seem ignorant of. My apologies, though.

      Commander is a military title in the US armed forces, although it's an official rank only in the Navy and the Coast Guard. Perhaps TDH meant to use the abbreviated form to show just how far Trump falls below what's expected of a Commander in Chief. If you don't think that's plausible, try being more literal, as it's clear that at least TDH is referring to his first sentence.

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    5. deadrat Corby understands TDH's use of the word "commander", but thinks it is ill-advised and that TDH's usage will be lost on many, or misinterpreted. TDH is using the word sardonically (Somerby would say mordantly so - one can dream), not as merely a referral to his status as POTUS. Your criticism of Corby, based on uncomprehension of his obvious point, is unnecessary and illogical.

      You are trolled unmercifully by many, which is likely why you limit your claimed understanding to not extend past excessive literalism - this lets you pretend you missed the point, thus leading to the odd nitpicking. It is just a defensive technique, not valid criticism. Maybe people should not troll you so hard, idk.

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    6. Corby understands TDH's use of the word "commander”,….

      I think it ill advised to use Corby and the word understands in any serious declarative sentence of positive polarity. Her seeming inability to read for comprehension and to think critically preclude such usage by careful writers. Corby says she understood that the reference was to Commander in Chief, and I apologized for assuming that she was playing to form. What else can I do?

      but thinks it is ill-advised and that TDH's usage will be lost on many, or misinterpreted.

      Sorry, but this isn’t quite right. Corby wants to know why TDH has adopted the usage because it makes Trump seem more like a dictator. Now, first of all, let me point out how risible this suggestion is, not least because this is a comment section of a blog nobody reads. But aside from that, how could an abbreviated title make Trump sound more like a dictator than Trump himself? This is a guy who claims that Article II of the Constitution he’s never read gives him the power to do anything he wants. Coby’s claim would be untenable even were TDH to have used an inflated title like Generalissimo, Il Duce, or Dear Leader. But he didn’t; he used an abbreviated version of C-in-C that literally yields a lesser rank.

      Corby’s point, in keeping with her history here, is that TDH has done something, likely deliberately, to state or imply something she doesn’t like. And, in keeping with her history, she has confused her inference for TDH’s implication.

      Your criticism of Corby, based on uncomprehension of his obvious point, is unnecessary and illogical.

      Obvious points escape Corby all the time, like the one that the answer to the question found in the first sentence of her comment may be logically found in the first sentence of the blog entry. So I fail to see how I’m being illogical. I might be wrong, but that’s different. She says I’m wrong, and I said I was sorry. What more do you want from me?

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    7. You are trolled unmercifully by many,….

      Many? By my definition, trolls are those who post merely to get a reaction. In other words, they’re not interested in the content of a response; the response itself is the goal. Mao, our Village Troll, is a classic example — “Dembot!” “Crazy Witch Hillary!” I can think of only two trolls who target me here, although I must admit that I lump all Anonymous Ignoramuses together. The first troll repeats things I’ve written, either some of my standard jibes or quotes taken out of context. These are as easily ignored as Mao’s offerings. The second troll, using my own nym, has posted nonsense that was so absurdly delightful that it was poetic. He’s actually the reason I went to using my google ID. Haven’t seen him for a while. I miss him.

      I don’t know why you think I’d require mercy from these two. Perhaps you’re including others who criticize what I write. Like you. I don’t count those as trolls. Are you one? If so, you got what you wanted.

      which is likely why you limit your claimed understanding to not extend past excessive literalism

      One woman’s excessive literalism is another man’s prudent judgment. It’s not that my understanding doesn’t employ my own inferences. It does, just like everybody else’s. I’m just wary of relying on those inferences more than the text presented to me.

      - this lets you pretend you missed the point,

      You think that I don’t understand Corby’s point? I think her reasoning is muddy, but her conclusions are clear.

      thus leading to the odd nitpicking.

      One woman’s oddity is another man’s careful consideration.

      It is just a defensive technique, not valid criticism.

      Maybe you are a troll.

      Maybe people should not troll you so hard

      Why is that?

      idk.

      Motto on your family crest?

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    8. Deadrat, wouldn't you agree that Dear Leader has a different connotation than Leader?

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    9. I think people should just accept you for who you are and not troll you so hard - your comments are much better when you do not feel under attack. We are all likely on the same side - progressives, critical of capitalism and neoliberalism. It seems like we are headed for a Trump reelection, and a near defeat of the progressive movement. The cost in the courts alone will damage any hope of progressive policies for decades. The current way we communicate is failing - me, you and TDH included. I think it is delusional to think we can persuade Trump voters, but we can not even motivate our own cohort. The stimulus bill that just passed is reprehensible, Dems just folded.

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    10. Yes, I would. “Dear Leader” is probably a bad example, though. As a reference to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, it’s already a common derisive epithet for Trump. Try the google on search terms ‘Trump’ and ‘“Dear Leader”’ and the you’ll find vanityfair.com, theamericanconservative.com, and polltico.com using it. You can even buy “Dear Leader” t-shirts with Trump’s image over the title. “Leader” isn’t an executive title, at least in the US. It finds its few uses in formal address in communications with the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader of the US legislative branches.

      What we need for an additional example is a recognized and respected title with a recognizable shortened form in which the latter confers a higher status than the former. If only Italians had called Mussolini il caro duce.

      I can easily find examples when the abbreviated title confers lesser status. It’s a common trope in English police procedurals for uncooperative suspects to demote the investigator by calling him or her “Detective Inspector,” when the person’s actual title is “Detective Chief Inspector.” The only apt example I can think of is the character Dwight on the series The Office who is Assistant to the Regional Manager,” basically the title of a gofer, but who styles himself Assistant Regional Manager, thus promoting himself to second in command.

      Perhaps I’m overthinking this. Tell me your point.

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    11. I think people should just accept you for who you are and not troll you so hard

      Nobody here can accept me or reject me “for who I am.” This is a comment section of a blog. Nobody here knows me.

      - your comments are much better when you do not feel under attack.

      Nobody can “attack” me here. They can disagree with what I write or call me names, but you can’t be more upset about this than I am.

      We are all likely on the same side - progressives, critical of capitalism and neoliberalism.

      So what? I’m interested in what people write and how they write it.

      It seems like we are headed for a Trump reelection, and a near defeat of the progressive movement. The cost in the courts alone will damage any hope of progressive policies for decades.

      Are you sure you’re not a troll? You sound like a concern troll.

      The current way we communicate is failing - me, you and TDH included. I think it is delusional to think we can persuade Trump voters, but we can not even motivate our own cohort. The stimulus bill that just passed is reprehensible, Dems just folded.

      Er, thanks for sharing? What does this have to do with accepting me for who I am?

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    12. "I’m interested in what people write and how they write it."

      My bad, I thought you were interested in progressive policies and politics.

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    13. I am, @6:12. But I don't read TDH for insight on those topics. I read TDH to hear a contrarian view of how progressive politics is discussed by its practitioners.

      That, and the pig-ignorant maundering about mathematics and physics.

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  8. From Palmer Report:

    "Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign headquarters is based in Virginia. That’s one of the states that’s been shut down for safety reasons, thanks to Virginia’s responsible Democratic Governor. This means that Trump’s campaign headquarters has been forcibly shut down. CBS News says that lawyers went so far as to inform the Trump campaign that it would be committing a crime by not shutting its doors."

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  9. Trump's leadership has been excellent. You or he might say "perfect."

    The bonus is that the media looks worse than ever. That always works out for Trump politically. His second term will be great.

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      It was a perfect plan, until the Trump virus started killing rural whites, and not just NYers.

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    2. That Trump quote is 100% true, if the "somebody" is a black person.

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  10. We should set-up a TDH betting pool, where we guess how many Americans will be killed by the Trump Virus.

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