BREAKING: A beautiful morning in Baltimore...

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

...with Birx more evasive than Trump:
It was such a beautiful morning that the pear tree just off our deck made us think of Thoreau.

Our neighbor, who's a very nice person, wants the tree taken down; it sheds leaves into her yard. By way of contrast, we love and admire the way this particular fairly young tree insists on living and growing.

It has virtually consumed our deck, turning it into a tree house. Each morning this week, it has presented more flowers and more leaves. Today, it called to mind our favorite passage from our former neighbor, the passage which appears at the start of the chapter called Solitude:
This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore. I go and come with a strange liberty in Nature, a part of herself. As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me. The bullfrogs trump to usher in the night, and the note of the whippoorwill is borne on the rippling wind from over the water. Sympathy with the fluttering alder and poplar leaves almost takes away my breath...
Thoreau felt sympathy with the alder. Also, Mandela "identified with" Anne Frank, as you can hear this greatest of humans say on this greatest of YouTube tapes.

For ourselves, we went out and took a walk around Baltimore's empty streets. They're full of pocket parks and mini-parks in this general area. It isn't like that everywhere else in the city.

Meanwhile, in the wider world, the Washington Post has an extremely instructive report on its front page this morning. Unfortunately, yesterday's marathon session with the commander=in-chief and his opening acts was a quite different kettle of fish.

Can we really "open the economy" in the next few weeks given our current levels of testing and contact tracing? That's the question which is pursued in the Post's front-page report.

At yesterday's lengthy briefing, several reporters actually tried to ask about the question of testing. In particular, they tried to ask if relaxing social isolation—"starting the economy again"—would lead to an increase in deaths.

In response to these questions, two trend lines finally crossed:

In her long and rambling non-answer answers, Dr. Birx finally established herself as more evasive than the commander=in-chief himself.

Could opening the economy lead to an increase in deaths? At several points, Trump himself said yes.

By way of contrast, Dr. Birx broke several world records as she toured the countryside, refusing to answer that basic question while discussing almost everything else.

At least at these public events, Drs. Birx and Fauci now serve largely as beards. Their presence conveys the impression that the president is bowing to scientific authority.

That said, the journalists at the daily sessions rarely ask them to speak. Sometimes, Trump refuses to let them.

When they do speak at these sessions, almost nothing is conveyed. Birx is now especially skilled at talking about every topic except the one about which she was asked. Meanwhile, Birx and Fauci are wasting hours of time, every day, at these uninformative sessions.

(Full disclosure! Their reticence and evasiveness may constitute the wisest approach, given the person in charge.)

Several reporters actually asked decent questions yesterday. They still refuse to press for answers, a point we'll discuss next week.

Meanwhile, and needless to say, scattershot culture continues to rule. Few reporters show any sign of being offended by repeated non-answers. CNN's Jeremy Diamond has struck us as an outlier here.

As usual, yesterday's proceeding turned to dust when Jim Acosta tried to ask and pursue a question. He may be the nicest guy in the world, but he's also an aid to Trump.

The Post report is very sharp. Yesterday's session wasn't.

Pears trees and alders continue to grow; also though, people are dying. Thoreau was able to live in the woods. Many Americans can't.

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  2. "Meanwhile, and needless to say, scattershot culture continues to rule. Few reporters show any sign of being offended by repeated non-answers. CNN's Jeremy Diamond has struck us as an outlier here.

    As usual, yesterday's proceeding turned to dust when Jim Acosta tried to ask and pursue a question. He may be the nicest guy in the world, but he's also an aid to Trump."

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. First reporters are blamed for not pressing, then Acosta is blamed for pressing, apparently in the wrong way (Somerby doesn't tell us what he said or what happened, but whatever it was, it was wrong).

    Somerby's lack of concern for his neighbor is striking. Trees are great, but why couldn't he trim whatever branches are hanging over his fence? At least Thoreau had the grace to live away from other people.

    Wendell P. Glick (Georgetown University) says of Thoreau:

    "Many, upon first reading him, will conclude: that he was a churlish, negative, antisocial malcontent; or that he advocated that all of us should reject society and go live in the woods; or that each person has complete license to do as he/she pleases, without consideration for the rights of others; or that he is unconscionably doctrinaire."

    I'm glad I don't live next door to either Thoreau or Somerby.

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    1. Newsflash! nobody said ever: Corby can’t read for comprehension.

      Nowhere does TDH say his tree’s branches hang over his fence. He doesn’t even say there is a fence; he says the tree has “consumed” his deck. The neighbor doesn’t like the tree because its leaves end up in her yard.

      TDH’s neighbor can fuck off.

      If she does, you might profitably follow her example. At least until you learn to understand what you read.

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    2. Unless you have visited Somerby's home, you cannot know whether your interpretation is more correct than mine. He doesn't say he has a house either. He probably lives on his deck, right?

      Easy to tell someone else's neighbor to fuck off. You don't have to live next to them. Easy to enjoy all those leaves when you aren't raking them. Failures of empathy abound.

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    3. I suggest Somerby find his own Walden Pond and move there to live off the land. It beats having to deal with those pesky neighbors in close proximity with their “demands”. On the downside, he might have to forego his daily shot of Starbucks.

      Perhaps he could shut off his ever-loving boob tube. This might allow him to produce prose, and more importantly, thinking like Thoreau’s. Instead, we get Thoreau’s eloquence paired with talk about Trump’s “beards” Birx and Fauci, CNN, and Jim Acosta.

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    4. Unless you have visited Somerby's home, you cannot know whether your interpretation is more correct than mine.

      Right back atchya, professor. Now, pay attention, because here’s the important point: although neither of us knows whether Somerby’s tree’s branches hang over his (purported) fence, only one of us has made the claim that they do. And, of course, that’s you.

      This is a perfect illustration of your three intellectual failings — you can’t read for comprehension, you can’t think critically, and you can’t admit even the simplest error on your part.

      Obligations to one’s neighbors are manifold. But these obligations do not extend to removal of trees on one’s property because leaves from those trees end up in the neighbors’ yards. If Somerby had a dead tree that posed an imminent danger to his neighbor’s property, then he would have a duty to heed his neighbor’s request for removal. In law, this is called a private nuisance, and personal annoyance doesn’t a private nuisance make.

      You may make a reasonable inference that I’m without empathy for Somerby’s neighbor, but you have no idea of Somerby’s state of mind. He may be as callous as me, or he may empathize with the neighbor while still reasonably believing that’s he’s entitled to enjoy his own property in spite of its deciduous trees. Again, only one of us makes a claim without dispositive evidence.

      Failures of empathy abound.

      In my case, that’s certainly true. In your case, it’s failures of intellectual rigor that abound.

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    5. What you call "intellectual rigor" violates the pragmatics of everyday conversation. I won't behave like every comment is written to be lawyer-proof. Now that I am using a nym, feel free to skip whatever I write. You apparently have nothing substantive to say anyway.

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    6. What you call "intellectual rigor" violates the pragmatics of everyday conversation.

      What a pathetic excuse for your intellectual sloppiness. This comment section is “conversation” only in a metaphorical sense. It’s all written, so interlocutors have the time to consider their arguments and check their facts with a modicum of care. That’s hard to do in face-to-face actual conversation, but that’s not what obtains here.

      I won't behave like every comment is written to be lawyer-proof.

      Nor do I claim it has to be. Commenters contribute banter, jokes, opinions, anecdotes, personal preferences, etc., and while all of those things are subject to opposing comment, none is amenable to proof, lawyerly or otherwise. Claims of fact are different.

      Now that I am using a nym, feel free to skip whatever I write.

      And I appreciate that you use a nym. I believe at one time you claimed that using a nym made you unsafe online. Have any of your fears been realized? I’m guessing not, but I hope that’s the case.

      You apparently have nothing substantive to say anyway.

      Oh, professor! That would have hurt my feelings if I had any. I know you dismissed my contribution about the importance of testing because you implausibly claimed you already knew about the topic, but did you really think it wasn’t “substantive”?

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  3. Don't be a dembot, dear Bob.

    Being "evasive" (colloquial 'bullshitting') is what being politician is all about.

    And incidentally, dear Bob, no one - yes, no one on this planet - can beat your zombie demigods in this game. How about “It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is” for 'evasiveness'?

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    1. If you can't be evasive about your sex life, what can you be evasive about?

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    2. That was about his perjury, actually.

      What about this one: "And my counsel advises me, let me repeat, that there is no controlling legal authority that says that any of these activities violated any law."?

      Or "We had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine"?

      Evade away now, please.

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    3. "perjury"
      Didn't that used to be a crime, like treason was before Trump perpetrated it?

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    4. Yes, perjury was and still is a crime. No, Clinton didn't commit perjury in his testimony.

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  4. Somerby doesn't seem to understand that it may be difficult to estimate how many people will die once social distancing ends. It depends on a lot of unknowns at this time. Dr. Birx, Dr. Fauci and even Trump understand that they will be held to whatever estimate they make. There is no benefit to making one.

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  5. “This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense,...”

    I love this.

    Why is this experience most acute when you’re a kid on summer mornings, and when you’re roaming the neighborhood at dusk during quarantine?

    I know how Thoreau felt. Alive.

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  6. "Will ending the shutdown cause more virus deaths?"?

    Sounds like a reasonable question, but it's a trap. Of course, the answer is obviously "Yes". However, if Trump answers "Yes", the media will report that Trump approves of killing people.

    Trump has tried a couple of times to get the discussion onto a pro's and con's, including the cost of keeping the shutdown going. He said that the shutdown leads to more suicides. But, IMHO that's not the real issue.

    Life involves risk. Suppose the speed limit were reduced to 20 MPH nationally. Raising the limit would cause deaths. Nevertheless, it would be the right thing to do. Sadly, our public dialogue is so partisan and so focused on "gotcha", it's very difficult to have a reasonable conservation balancing costs and benefits.

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    1. Go fuck ;yourself, David, and take your "life involves risk" and shove it up your fascist ass.

      The only reason we're in the unprecedented predicament is because assholes like you thought it was worth the risk to vote for a monumentally unfit ignorant lying sack of shit megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur, who decided to ignore all warnings and throw the dice with my life. So go fuck yourself.

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    2. You can't weigh money costs against loss of life. That is an equation most people will not tolerate, unless they are Republicans. As an actuary, though, that is the essence of the job, so it is understandable you wouldn't see this. Nature can take lives but big business cannot. Even Trump seems to recognize that.

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    3. Corby - We all weigh other costs against lives lost every day. Otherwise we'd all be out campaigning to reduce the national speed limit to 20 MPH. That move would save tens of thousands of lives every year. However, we don't want that policy, because, it would destroy the economy and it would make our personal lives a lot poorer. Don't you agree?

      Corby, Would you favor keeping all non-essential businesses closed indefinitely, until we can guarantee that allowing them to open will not cost a single life? That's too high a standard.

      We need to find a way to re-open businesses prudently and sensibly, in a way that will minimize the increase in corona virus cases and deaths. That's the best we can do.

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    4. No, we do not all weigh lives lost against other costs. Most of us minimize lives lost at whatever the cost. Subaru sells the most cars because of its safety features. States with no speed limit nevertheless don't have a lot of accidents because people adjust speed to match the driving conditions. These are risk minimization strategies. People's reasoning is risk-aversive. No amount of loss of life is tolerable. So, no, I do not agree with your rationale because it is not supported by experimental studies by folks such as Daniel Ariely, and similar behavioral economists.

      I favor keeping non-essential businesses closed until we have a virus or have developed a system for identifying and tracking stray cases, so that people do not endanger each other. I don't believe it will be possible, even with a vaccine, to prevent loss of a single life, but we need to try to achieve that goal, because I do not consider anybody expendable.

      Business exists to support life, not the other way around. I think your expectations are too low and your willingness to bargain lives against business goals is appalling.

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    5. Sorry typo: until we have a vaccine (not virus) or have developed...

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    6. "Most of us minimize lives lost at whatever the cost. Subaru sells the most cars because of its safety features. States with no speed limit nevertheless don't have a lot of accidents because people adjust speed to match the driving conditions. These are risk minimization strategies. "

      Speed limits are raised when cars become safer because we have agreed we will accept the same number of deaths rather than a lower number of deaths by leaving the limits the same.

      Subaru drivers still drive the maximum speed limit on the highway instead of reducing it by 5 or 10 mph. or lobbying to have it reduced by law. The reason is that risks of many deaths are accepted every day that would require minor inconveniences to lower them.

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    7. Most people do not drive the maximum speed limit. Only some people do that -- mostly young people and those with poor time management skills. People do it because they don't think they are risking anything, not because they are accepting any risk. When you make danger salient (by putting up warning signs, for example, or when it rains), people do slow down.

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    8. Everybody dies. All lives get 'lost'.

      It sounds like you want to do whatever it takes to prolong anyone's life for even a few days, a few moments, dear professor. Well, that's easy: sell everything you have and send the money to a hospital in, say, The Democratic Republic of the Congo. Do it.

      Tsk. Alas, you won't have a keyboard to tell us about your heroic deed...

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    9. Corby - It will take 1 1/2 years to develop and properly test and produce a vaccine. They're hoping to have one for the fall of 2021. I like your idea of having a system to identify stray cases. That means having very large testing capability, so that anyone suspected of having the virus can be promptly tested. I think that's achievable.

      I don't think we disagree on the balance between lives and business. At one time, I was responsible for the safety of workers in businesses we insured. Worker safety is very important to me. The difference between us is that I am conscious that this trade-off always exists. At one time I had statistics to measure the risk of worker death for each type of labor.

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    10. Worker safety is important to you but you look down on mothers of children if they are on welfare. Because all of your values are strictly economic. Anything that is not economic is met with scorn or apathy. That's why our country is going down the tubes.

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    11. Not everything in the world is economic. There's more to life than economic value. So much more.

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    12. Why, at least Soros, the currency speculator, can hire a whole bunch of you dembots, for a few bucks. To lecture us on insignificance of economics.

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    13. AnonymousApril 11, 2020 at 6:11 PM - I never said I looked down on welfare mothers. I said that was a prevailing view when I was young.

      Of course there is more to life than economic. But economic are important, especially if you're poor. Consider the economic plight of a parent who must choose between food and medicine or the economic plight of people who can't afford rent.

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    14. " Consider the economic plight of a parent who must choose between food and medicine or the economic plight of people who can't afford rent."

      It's too much to consider, in a country which is the richest in the history of mankind. What kind of awful human beings would want a fellow citizen to have to make these kind of choices, about the basic necessities of life?

      Oh yeah, the same people who gave corporations a HUGE tax break, while those corporations were sitting on piles of cash.

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  7. There's no possibility for any "public dialogue" here.

    For obvious reasons:

    The liberal cult is trying to expand economic devastation for as long as possible, up to the election time. This is why, for example, the liberal cult is trying to prevent a wider use of life-saving medications.

    And Our Beloved Commander is trying to find a way to return to normality as soon as possible, before the election.

    And that's the whole game, all there is to it.

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    1. Unfortunately it is not up to Donald J Chickenshit, Acting President. He will have to grovel on his decrepit corrupt knees to the Governors who declared the shutdowns and who are the only constitutional authorities to end the shutdowns, jackass.

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    2. We'll see, dear Hillary.

      Hopefully this zombie cult sabotage attempt will also backfire, just like every other one of your deranged attempts of subversion.

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    3. This ALL is Donald J Chickenshit's clusterfuck 12 Alarm Dumpster fire, and he ain't gonna be able to bullshit his way our of it this time.

      HE. OWNS. IT. 100%

      FUCKHEAD

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    4. "We'll see, dear Hillary."

      Good point, Mao. mm is only citing the US Constitution, and it's separation of powers.
      We just saw Republicans wave away treason against the United States of America. You'd have to be a dembot zombie (or Senator Susan Collins) to think Republicans won't wave away treason again.

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  8. I find myself wondering where Trump found an extra 50 points on his IQ. He's been very good in these sessions even if they aren't always informative. I thought he had a level of intelligence and instinct but these have revealed high intelligence. He remains ignorant of many topics but appears to be a quick study on this issue and is making the right calls.

    Much of the reason they aren't informative is the media asking idiotic questions in service of the Democratic party. Everyone notices this and the briefings are also valuable for that reason.

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    1. Just yesterday, after months of the ongoing crisis, with daily technical briefings from medical experts, Mr. High IQ said the following:

      "The germ has gotten so brilliant that the antibiotic can't keep up with it...there's a whole genius to it.....not only is it hidden, but it is very smart."

      Of course any high schooler who took basic biology knows that a virus is not a living organism and cannot be treated with antibiotics.
      But Mr. Dumbfuck apparently still hasn't absorbed that bit of trivia.

      You know, my uncle was a great person. He was at MIT. He taught at MIT for, I think, like a record number of years. He was a great super genius. Dr. John Trump.

      I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors said, “How do you know so much about this?” Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for President.

      The only natural ability Donald J Chickenshit, Acting President, has is to shovel bullshit shamelessly.

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    2. Here is the actual quote, and Trump was correct.

      "This is a very brilliant enemy, you know. It's a brilliant enemy. They develop drugs like the antibiotics, you see? Antibiotics used to solve every problem. Now one of the biggest problems the world has is... the germ has gotten so brilliant that the antibiotic can't keep up with it!"

      He is talking about superbugs like MRSA and the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bacteria and viruses can mutate an become resistant to antibiotics and render vaccine ineffective.

      So it is you who is ignorant on this particular point.

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    3. You have completely ignored the point that this virus is not a bacteria. Viruses can mutate, but why on earth is Trump talking about bacteria when we are faced with a virus pandemic? It makes him sound like he doesn't know the difference. I'm sure mm knows all the stuff you just typed. It is the reason why we need a new flu vaccine shot every Fall.

      When Trump says "this is a very brilliant enemy" that is what makes it sound like he is talking about the virus as though it were a bacteria. When he says "Now one of the biggest problems the world has is...the germ has gotten so brilliant..." and then he talks about antibiotics, it sounds like he is referring to the virus as a bacteria, which is wrong.

      So, it is not mm who is ignorant. It is Trump, who can't speak clearly on the subject.

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    4. I want to see an official zombie fact-check on the burning 'Bad Orange Man talks about antibiotic-resistant bacteria' controversy.

      I feel this might be The Bombshell that will finally bring Him down.

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    5. Let's see what else we learned from Mr. High IQ recently.


      “We inherited a broken test — the whole thing was broken,” Trump said on the Fox News morning show “Fox and Friends” on March 30.

      “And remember this: We inherited — the word is we inherited bad tests. We really inherited bad tests. These are horrible tests. And it was broken. It was all broken. And we fixed it,” Trump said at the White House briefing on April 1.

      “The original test — the ones we inherited, Jim, as an example, they were — they were broken. They were obsolete. They were not good tests. And that’s what we got stuck with,” he said at the April 3 briefing.

      “Initially speaking, the tests were old, obsolete, and not really prepared,” he said at the April 6 briefing.


      Yes, apparently Obama didn't leave Donald J Chickenshit, Acting President, with a perfect test for a virus that didn't even exist at the time. Fucking genius. Fucking baby who can never take responsibility for his own bad decisions.

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    6. Sounds like Barry the Demigod's administration neglected CDC testing facilities. Tsk, tsk, tks.

      It's praiseworthy, dear Hillary, that you're listening to every word of Our Beloved Commander. Such devotion.

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    7. Corby I had no problem understanding that Trump was riffing on the insidious nature of germs, viruses and bacteria, and that he used bacterial superbugs as an example. There is no other way to interpret ALL of the comment in context.

      "It makes him sound like he doesn't know the difference." No, it makes people who don't understand normal language or who are interested in lying about what he said claim that he was talking about a bacteria.

      I wouldn't say "It couldn't be clearer" because it could to members of an audience who are very dumb, but it's fine as it was. The vast majority of people recognized what he was saying and not saying.

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    8. I think they've got him this time, Mao.

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    9. I'll say! First Stormy, and now publicly talking about bacteria.

      How many more must die? Is this treasonous nightmare ever be over?

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    10. Trump was riffing on the insidious nature of germs, viruses and bacteria

      What the fuck does that have to do with the question he was asked? I'll wait for you to pull some bullshit out of your ass.

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    11. 5:12,
      Don't get your panties in a bunch. Trump being a moron, isn't an impeachable offense.
      Neither is blatant treason against the United States of America, per the Republican Senate.

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    12. Now that Mao has imparted us with what the establishment thinks, does anyone else have anything to add?

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    13. mm, did you know that politicians sometimes go off on tangents when they're asked questions?

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    14. Anon 1:47, that's some mighty fine bullshit.

      Chickenshit isn't a politician, or so I've been told by his tribal cult followers for the past 4 years.

      We don't need to listen to his undisciplined rambling stream of semi-conscious incoherent self congratulatory bullshit for two hours every day. I'm sure you would agree. Apparently one of his remaining functioning synapsis triggered a vague recollection of something one of the medical advisors told him about how "germs" mutate so he vomited this bit of non sequitur info totally irrelevant to the question he was asked because he's a fucking undisciplined fucking moron who loves the sound of his own voice.

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    15. Now that Mao has imparted us with what the establishment thinks, does anyone else have anything to add?

      Yeah, I’m completely inured at this point to the fact that Republicans (who merely walk amongst as human) are so willing to inflict pain and suffering unto death on those human beings whom they consider unworthy. Is anybody else somewhat surprised that so many are themselves willing to die for their ideology? It really is a cult of death — mine and yours to be sure, but also theirs.

      And when you gonna catch on? Mao is a troll. Why are you feeding him?

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    16. The lives of a million vulnerable human beings deemed "unworthy" are ended every year by Democrats. What a joke that a Democrat would pretend to care about inflicting death on human beings.

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    17. mm I like the daily press conferences, "undisciplined" tangents and all, but agree we don't have to listen to them, so that's what your remote is for.

      FWIW We don't agree on much philosophically but I enjoy your style.

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    18. The lives of a million vulnerable human beings deemed "unworthy" are ended every year by Democrats.

      I note your dishonest conflation of “human beings” with the zygotes, morulas, blastocysts, and fetuses that are destroyed by abortions. Pregnancies are ended by Democrats, Republicans, members of minor parties, independents, and those who are politically uninvolved. The only thing these people have in common is that they’re women, exercising the most basic human right, the right to control over one’s own body, a right we’ve recognized in this country since we passed the 13th Amendment.

      Try to keep up. That amendment was ratified in 1865.

      I don’t proposed to be lectured on the sanctity of human life by someone in a death cult that worships an imaginary being that supposedly took human form so that it could be murdered and its body thereby venerated as a fetish object to be figuratively or literally consumed to expiate imaginary sins, most of which are thought crimes or hereditary offenses. Your death cult is responsible for the destruction of actual human lives in the untold millions, people snuffed out for the crime of membership in a different cult or for advocating slightly different observances in your own cult.

      Republicans execute the provably in innocent in Texas while pardoning rapists and child abusers in Kentucky. Republicans happily and rabidly promote polices that kill people by throwing them off food stamps, depriving them of health insurance, forcing them to breath polluted air, or making sure their work lives are unnecessarily hazardous. Or by negligently standing by while a deadly epidemic sweeps the country and encouraging the elderly to put themselves at risk of dying so our economy doesn’t suffer.

      When you talk to Somerby’s whiny neighbor, tell her I told you both to fuck off.

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  9. Pesky leaves; cut down all the trees.

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  11. Since Somerby detests tribalism and complains about it coming from the left, surely commenters like David in Cal and Cecelia agree with him about tribalism in general and therefore visit blogs by disaffected conservatives where the blogger complains bitterly about the propaganda and tribalism coming from the right. And just as they defend Trump against liberal attacks from mm at this blog, they surely must defend Obama from conservative attacks at those conservative blogs.

    I mean, all in the collective spirit of eliminating tribalism, amirite guys?

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    1. disaffected conservatives where the blogger complains bitterly about the propaganda and tribalism coming from the right.

      Heh, heh. I'm sure they visit daily every none of those that exists.

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  12. Like Bob, I wish reporters asked my sophisticated questions. I would like Dr. Birx the following:

    Based on the number of virus tests distributed, we should be seeing over 200,000 tests a day. But, the actual number of daily tests has been stuck at 150,0000 or less. Why are distributed tests not being fully utilized? How can the problem be fixed? When will the problem be fixed?

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  13. Non-partisan - My two favorite sites instapundit and powerline are highly focused on accuracy. They do sometimes criticize inaccurate conservatives, though not nearly as often as Bob criticizes inaccurate liberal ones.

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  14. I’ll tell you all what blogs I visit when you’re older.

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  15. Non-partisan -- here's an example today of instapundit criticizing the Wall Street Journal and Henry Kissenger

    IT’S EASY TO TELL WHO’S ON THE PAYROLL, OR AT LEAST THE TEAM: “The Wall Street Journal recently featured a remarkable op-ed column by Henry Kissinger about Covid-19. What was conspicuously absent in the piece is any mention of China. Kissinger failed to mention China even once.”

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  16. Dear Bob,
    would it be too much to ask you to address the recent whoring incident of your favorite zombie rag?

    As described here:
    NYT Deletes Tweet, Stealth-Edits Article After Excusing Biden Sexual Misconduct.

    In sort, their original (and utterly hilarious) sentence "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable" was quietly replaced with "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden".

    What's the reputed opinion of those future anthropologists living inside the cave located inside your head, dear Bob? Inquiring minds want to know...

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    1. Unwanted hugs and kisses and touching that repulsed several women are a pattern now?

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    2. This story is not about hugs and kisses. It's about Bob's favorite goebbelsian zombie-rag.

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    3. This is a good question. Don't make it a habit or anything.

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    4. Hahaha Fauci just buried your orange rapist hero.
      Go home and get your shine box moo-moo
      Then fuck off and go to hell

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