BREAKING: Todd, Burnett start bending the curve!

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

Cable nets pull the plug on a virus:
CNN's Chris Cuomo has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Not only that, he's sick. Last night, at the end of his 9 PM hour, he described the symptoms he experienced Tuesday night:
CUOMO (4/1/20): So yes, I've had a—I've had a fever. You've had a fever. But 102, 103, 103-plus that wouldn't quit, and it was like somebody was beating me like a pinata.

And I was shivering so much that Sanjay's right—I chipped my tooth! These are not cheap, OK? And they call them the rigors, like rigors, R-I-G-O-R-S, but rigors.

So the sun comes up. I'm awake. I was up all night. It was one of—I'm telling you, I was hallucinating. My—my dad was talking to me. I was seeing people from college, people I haven't seen in forever. It was freaky, what I lived through last night.

And it may happen again tonight. Doctor says it may happen like five, eight times.
Cuomo said he expects to recover. But why was he on the air last night, broadcasting from quarantine in the basement of his family home?

He explained himself in substantial detail. We'll present fuller text below.

For now, we'll present one key part of what he said near the end of the hour. Building on earlier remarks, Cuomo offered this:
CUOMO: Now look, again, I'm lucky, and I'm going to keep saying it to you because you have to understand.

I'm doing this show not because I don't want to—I want to make myself sick. I don't want to make myself more sick. I don't know that I could, to be honest. But the—you have to see that you can get through this, OK?

But at the same time, I'm trying to get you to understand the urgency. I'm doing the show because that's how much it matters. I can't sit on the couch and watch us have this bad information put out here and this false sense of security that's going on.
He said he couldn't sit on his couch and "watch us have this bad information put out here."

Whose "bad information" was he talking about? Along the way, he dropped hints:
CUOMO: This president and vice president can keep saying how much they're testing. But it's not enough. It's not even close, and they know it.

And they can say that anyone who wants a test can get one, and they know that's BS
, because you and I both know that we know people in our lives who can't get tested. And when they do get tested, they can't get results, until they're already over the illness.
In fairness, Trump and Pence haven't exactly said, of late, that anyone who wants a test can get one. Where Trump once made that ludicrous claim, he's now more inclined to dissemble and misdirect when the topic arises.

Talking around so basic a topic is "bad information" too. Then too, as he introduced New Jersey governor Phil Murphy, Cuomo mentioned this:
CUOMO: Governor, the president once again suggested today, "You know, these governors, you'd be shocked at what they ask you for. It's like you can't believe they can even use the amounts that they're asking for. They just ask. It's never enough."

Are you anywhere near over-capacity with absolutely anything that you need to fight the virus?

MURPHY: I mean the stark answer, Chris, is no, and that doesn't mean that we don't have open lines, and it doesn't mean that we haven't gotten support because we have. The lines are open, and we've gotten support.

But we're still way short on what we're going to need. For ventilators, we've made progress, but we're way short. We're way short on personal protective equipment.
Murphy saying it doesn't make it so, of course. But just for the record:

You'll almost never see the walking dead of the upper-end press corps formulate good strong questions concerning equipment shortfalls. You'll never see them insist on good clear answers, possibly from the commander in chief, more plausibly from Fauci or Birx.

The children simply don't play it that way. They have extremely limited skills, and they're afraid of Trump.

In a rational world, the commander's bogus "suggestions" qualify as bad information too. Earlier, Cuomo had even cited something Dr. Birx said at yesterday's "briefing"/campaign event:
CUOMO: Testing. To hear Dr. Birx today say, Hey, you know, these ELISA tests, these are easy. You know, we can test workers. We can work it up in no time.

We ask, you know, "What? Where has it been for months then, if it's so easy?"

And to hear them have a COVID conference today, you know, I'm all bundled up, I'm ready to watch the conference...and they start talking about drug interdiction? Now?

[...]

We've got to have straight-talk right now. We don't have the time for BS.
Should someone ask Dr. Birx that question? It certainly wouldn't hurt!

But the "bad information" to which Cuomo referred was mainly coming from Trump and Pence. He said we don't have time for their endless BS. With that, we cut to Chuck Todd and Erin Burnett.

We've never been happier to see Chuck—though we'd like to have seen him earlier.

Last night, at 7 PM Eastern, the commander was droning on and on in his latest marathon rally.

At the start, he'd appeared with a swarm of generals. As with the caravans from the south which he conjured during our last election, he now conjured the notion that drug cartels are pushing product in from the south under cover of the pandemic.

The commander spent less time yesterday with his standard monologues. That said, even before his military fluffers departed, he was even able to deliver his Monologue Concerning The Wall:
TRUMP (4/1/20): You know, the wall is up to about 160 miles already. And any areas where we have that wall, it’s, for the most part, contiguous. We have fill-ins. But we’re up to 161 miles exactly.

And any place where you have that wall, other than walking around it on the edges, it’s stopping everybody cold. I mean, we’re stopping, we’re—Nobody has seen anything like it. That’s how good it works...
Nobody has seen anything like it! As the monologue droned on from there, we learned that The Wall is even stopping the virus!

Concerning the governors' attempts to administer testing and acquire supplies, we also got to hear this:
QUESTION: Is the U.S. stopping shipment of our own stockpile, through USAID, to other countries?

TRUMP: No. Whatever we have, whatever we’ve committed to, we commit. But we also need a lot for ourselves, so we’re very focused on that until we get over this. So obviously, we’re not going to be shipping too much until—now, we do have excess of certain things, and we don’t have enough of others.

I just had a great talk today with the—Doug McMillon, from Walmart. And I gave him a very, very big order to—for gowns, for protective gear for the doctors, for the nurses, for everything. And he’s actually very excited about it. He’s the biggest purchaser of this kind of thing. I mean, of anything probably in the world. And he is very excited about it.

And he said, “What size?” I said, “It’s almost unlimited.”

When you look at these hospitals, the amount that they order, you almost say, “How could they possibly use so much, whether it’s masks or the protective gear?” But we are supplying a tremendous amount, and we just ordered a lot from Walmart.

And he’s taken this on personally. And I said, “Let it go ship—let it be shipped not to a warehouse, directly to the site of the hospital or wherever they need it,” because we save a lot of time when we do that.

So Walmart, in addition to many other companies and people, is now involved at the highest level.
The hospitals are asking for things they don't need, but Walmart is now on the case.

The order Walmart took is "very, very large." We have so much extra stuff, we'll be shipping to other countries!

This gong-show is staged every day before the press corps' walking dead. The gong-show is a campaign event. It's North Korean TV. It's also an endless source of "bad information."

Tomorrow, we'll return to a question which was asked at Tuesday's briefing (see yesterday afternoon's post). We'll pair it with a remarkable statement by the commander after his trusty vice president burned a large chunk of America's time pretending to answer a very salient question.

The commander's statement said it all. We'll explore those exchanges tomorrow.

For today, we have never been so happy to see our old pal Chuck. It happened at 7 PM Eastern. All of a sudden, there he was, with a panel of pundits!

The commander was still blathering on. But at long last, MSNBC had pulled the plug on the daily "briefing."

We flipped over to CNN, and there sat Erin Burnett. CNN had also pulled the plus on the "bad information!"

Don't get us wrong! As of 7 PM, yesterday's "briefing" had already run for 85 minutes. "Bad information" is the principal product these horrible sessions produce.

These daily "briefings" are a virtual criminal act—an assault on public order. In the course of the daily proceeding, the most disordered man in this country spreads a virus around.

He spreads the virus of "bad information." It's something he's done his entire life, and he's quite skilled at the task.

Over the past three years, the upper-end press corps has refused to discuss the commander's disordered mental state. This would make it harder for them to explain why they decided to stop airing his performances.

That said, the big news yesterday concerned the pulling of the plug. Quite belatedly, Todd and Burnett were bending the curve on the spreading of "bad information."

These daily briefings are an assault on good order. They're staged by a master of false impressions, one the press corps has been enabling for many long years at this point.

More from Cuomo: Why did Cuomo broadcast last night? Near the end of his show, he said this:
CUOMO: What, am I going to sit around all day and watch that there is not the right information being given still? That we're letting states make choices about whether or not they do the only single thing that can make a difference for this country?

Nobody can sit on the sidelines right now, least of all somebody who has been blessed with a platform to talk to you about it.

[...]

It's easy for someone like me. I'm lucky, OK? No matter how my journey goes with coronavirus, the life I've had, the family I have to take care of me, the ability I have to self-quarantine, and people bringing me food, and a wife, and my kids.

Thank God they didn't have it! Look how lucky I got here.

I want you to be thinking about everybody who is not as lucky as I am, who are dealing with the same that I am, and ten times worse...
Once again, the commander had blathered and peddled disinformation at length. Presumably, it isn't his "fault" that he's mentally disordered.

His apparent illness isn't his fault. What's everyone else's excuse?

71 comments:

  1. You Cuomo guy sounds like a dembot, dear Bob. And so are you, sadly.

    How would these test help him with his alleged rigors, eh? How many have they cured?

    Tests, at this point, is just your zombie cult's mantra. Sure, tests can be useful in certain situations, but turning them into a zombie crusade is nothing but zombie propaganda.

    What about developing actual medications to relieve the symptoms, instead of wailing non-stop the stupid tests? Shouldn't your guy Cuomo demand a cure, if he's suffering so much? And why is your zombie cult disparaging any attempt to discuss it?

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    1. Mao,
      Cures are 18 months away.
      Don't forget to kiss a Right-winger today.

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    2. There are different scientists working on treatments than on tests. There is more than one scientist in the world. They are all busy working on this problem. Some on tests of various kinds, some on a vaccine, some on treatments, some on ways to sterilize masks, some on how to repurpose equipment to replace missing ventilators, some on repairing broken equipment, some on how to detect asymptomatic carriers of the virus, and so on. This isn't an either-or problem. Localities need the tests so they can determine the extent of the infection, and so that they can tell people who needs to stay home and who can go back to their jobs. Wouldn't returning to work be a good thing?

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    3. By golfing AND ignoring a coming pandemic, earlier this year, Trump proved he can do two things at once.

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    4. My Dear Angel, Mein Herz, try to concentrate.

      Once again: why is your zombie cult putting these tests - a rather minor secondary objective in this much overblown travesty - on the banner of their glorious crusade; why not the cure?

      Why every time a potential cure is mentioned, your zombie priests rush to discourage and belittle the hopes for it?

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    5. Everything Donald J Chickenshit, Acting President,. touches dies. He has now destroyed the country in 3 short years, because he "took a gamble", and we fucking lose. The same guy who bankrupted a casino was put in charge so as to own the liberals. Nice work. 10 million unemployed in 2 weeks time. He keeps breaking his own records for disastrous incompetence. Bottom drops out of the stock market destroying 401k's across the country. Are we owned yet?

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    6. mm, Corby, get a hold on the emoting. Deep breaths.

      Man-up.

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    7. Cecelia, I sincerely hope neither you nor your family or friends suffer from the virus and are unable to be properly tested or treated due to the criminal negligence of the Trump administration, as many already have. But, if that does happen, my advice to you is simple: man up.

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    8. Excellent advise that would be too, though you’d never need to give it.

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    9. Corby.
      There is no possible way that Cecelia thinks a quarter of a million American deaths is worth more than the satisfaction she gets by owning the libs.
      After all, Right-winers have priorities.

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    10. In the midst of lectures to TDH on not calling Trump crazy and a florid case of Tourette’s, you can’t own anyone, you just rent.

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    11. Anonymous @4:56P, you misspelled whiners.

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    12. Cecelia, I don't think you're a "Right-winer," but you still misspelled advice.

      Please, somebody stop me from caviling again. It's gonna be a long month.

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    13. What does Cecelia mean by "man-up"? It seems in reference to concern over the Trump virus, Trump's failure to protect our citizens, and Trump's disastrous economy, and as such it seems to express discomfort with pointing out the realities of Trump's presidency. No one needs to "man-up", Cecelia is unlikely to be comforted by progressive policies, apparently they want others to suffer even more, which is an interesting take on life, usually associated with trauma or mental disorder. Hopefully Cecelia seeks out appropriate help.

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    14. Don't overthink it.
      Cecelia is a heartless ghoul.
      Like the entire Conservative movement.

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    15. Dearest Anonymices,

      With this stirring display of grace, gentleness, and
      humanity, I shan’t err again.

      I simply shan’t!

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  2. Oh, my goodness, it’s choice. This is not even half of the allegations made by CNN host Cuomo in this piece during his coronavirus convalescence in his basement.

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/2004/01/CPT.01.html

    Every weeknight from his basement.

    Chris may not be POTUS or make masks.,, but Yay! Yay! Yay!


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  3. "But we're still way short on what we're going to need. For ventilators, we've made progress, but we're way short. We're way short on personal protective equipment.

    Murphy saying it doesn't make it so, of course."

    Murphy is the Governor of a state that has been asking for equipment. He should know whether he has enough or not. On what basis does Somerby claim he is wrong? Is Somerby saying that he is lying?

    Somerby apparently thinks that Cuomo should have pinned him down on this statement, that he doesn't have enough equipment. That is a right-wing talking point -- the governors are lying, they are asking for too much stuff, more than they need. The governors are just trying to embarrass Trump for political reasons, or they are over-hyping the virus.

    Why is that great liberal, Somerby, insisting that Cuomo should parrot Republican talking points or he is not doing his job as a reporter very well? Liberals are taking this pandemic seriously, not using it to score political points by pretending that Trump is doing a great job of supplying needs but those damned governors are being unrealistic or greedy or stealing masks (like those damned doctors and nurses).

    I cannot believe what an ass Somerby is being about this whole virus situation.

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    1. Murphy is the Governor of a state that has been asking for equipment. He should know whether he has enough or not.

      He should. Do you politicians always know what they should?

      On what basis does Somerby claim he is wrong?

      He doesn’t.

      Is Somerby saying that he is lying?

      No, he’s warning you that politicians often say wrong things.

      Somerby apparently thinks that Cuomo should have pinned him down on this statement, that he doesn't have enough equipment.

      Ideally, at some point, Cuomo should have asked for Murphy’s source and then conducted his own independent check. Then we’d have a better idea of whether there is a shortage and if so, how bad it is.

      Before you ask, I’m inclined to believe Murphy, but I still realize that a statement from a governor isn’t a guarantee of the truth of that statement.

      Why don’t you realize that?

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    2. People operate on good faith most of the time. If you don't, it becomes impossible to use language and also impossible to have any kind of everyday dealings with others. You keep forgetting that people are herd animals. The kind of suspicion you exhibit and suggest that people practice isn't workable in real life. Yes, people do occasionally lie and they sometimes say mistaken things, but expecting that every statement is wrong until proven right is not an effective way to operate in the world because it is immobilizing and limits cooperation.

      When you elect someone Governor, you do it on the basis that they will carry out their job in good faith. You expect that bad acting will be the exception, not the rule.

      But you, of course, are free to live your life in whatever way you want. Enjoy your cave and say hi to the anthropologists hiding there.

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    3. Mein Herz, what everyone, older than 15, expects, is that when a politician's lips are moving, they're lying. In fact, this is a scientifically proven well-known law of nature.

      Go read Mark Twain or something.

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    4. Corby is too polite to explicitly point out the obvious, many commenters here do not operate on good faith.

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    5. Corby writes "expecting that every statement is wrong until proven right is not an effective way to operate in the world because it is immobilizing and limits cooperation", this is a flaw in every deadrat comment, he thinks we attack him, but we are really just trying to help him get through his issues.

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    6. People operate on good faith most of the time.

      They do. Where do I say otherwise?

      If you don't, it becomes impossible to use language and also impossible to have any kind of everyday dealings with others.

      I don’t see how suspicion of others’ good faith would inhibit one’s use of language, but you’re right, it would interfere with everyday dealings. Where do I say otherwise?

      You keep forgetting that people are herd animals.

      And you keep telling me what I think. You should probably refrain from doing that.

      The kind of suspicion you exhibit and suggest that people practice isn't workable in real life.

      What kind of suspicion is that? All I’ve said is that it’s wise to keep in mind that politicians’ claims should be checked for accuracy.

      Yes, people do occasionally lie and they sometimes say mistaken things, but expecting that every statement is wrong until proven right is not an effective way to operate in the world because it is immobilizing and limits cooperation.

      Agreed. But politicians, especially those in a crisis, often say wrong things. I’m not saying to take every statement anybody makes as wrong until proven right. I’m saying, along with TDH, that it’s wise to keep in mind that politicians’ claims about important matters should always be checked. In fact, that’s the job of journalists, as much as they tend to shirk it.

      When you elect someone Governor, you do it on the basis that they will carry out their job in good faith.

      No, that may be what you expect.

      You expect that bad acting will be the exception, not the rule.

      No, as adorable as that is, this applies to you, not necessarily to everybody else.

      But you, of course, are free to live your life in whatever way you want.

      Thanks. I guess.

      Enjoy your cave and say hi to the anthropologists hiding there.

      I tried to join the cave society with the future anthropologists, but I told them I understood ZFC and my application was rejected.

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    7. [T]his is a flaw in every deadrat comment, he thinks we attack him, but we are really just trying to help him get through his issues.

      Another Anonymous Ignoramus telling me what I think.

      For the record, I don’t think anyone here is attacking me. Nobody here knows me or anything about me. Some disagree with me, but I don’t regard that as attacking me.

      Get through my issues. Is that so?

      You’re doing it wrong.

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  4. "Once again, the commander had blathered and peddled disinformation at length. Presumably, it isn't his "fault" that he's mentally disordered.

    His apparent illness isn't his fault. What's everyone else's excuse?"

    Finally Somerby says it. He says that Trump's incompetence isn't his fault because of his mental illness. He's been heading that direction by implication for a long time, but today he comes right out and says it -- it isn't Trump's fault.

    I think they probably put Cuomo on the air in order to make the virus "real" to those who live in parts of the country where there is not yet widespread obvious cases and deaths. If people never see anyone who is sick, they won't take the directives to stay home seriously, and they will worsen conditions when the virus eventually emerges. It is a public service to put Cuomo on the air describing his symptoms. If he had been on air from the studio, that would be irresponsible, but from his basement, he is modeling staying home, self-quarantining. That helps the national project of stopping this virus.

    Why does Somerby even need to ask why Cuomo was on the air? What is his excuse?

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    1. For deadrat: How does Somerby say it? By juxtaposition of two thoughts. First, that Trump blathered misinformation, then directly following, that it isn't his fault he's mentally disordered. His blathering comes from his disordered thought via that juxtaposition. And then Somerby talks about his "apparent" illness. How is it apparent? Via his blathering and misinformation. It is the only evidence Somerby supplies.

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    2. "He spreads the virus of "bad information." It's something he's done his entire life, and he's quite skilled at the task."

      Has Trump been mentally ill his whole life?

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    3. How does Somerby say it?

      I’m not sure what you’re asking. What’s the antecedent to the pronoun it? That Trump is mentally ill? That Trump’s illness isn’t his fault? TDH just says both things straight out:

      His apparent illness isn't his fault.

      If Trump is mentally ill, do you believe that it is his fault?

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    4. Has Trump been mentally ill his whole life?

      At least since he was in the second grade, when the little sociopath punched his music teacher.

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    5. Corby, your issue may be that you do not understand the context in which Somerby posts his nonsense, it is not in good faith.

      Trump's flaws as president are unlikely to be related to any mental illness; as president he is typical of all conservatives - narcissistic and bullying, wants to put corporations supremely above the country and its citizens, wants to cut taxes, get rid of abortion, get rid of non-whites, get rid of environmental protections.

      Trump could seek help for his issues or attempt improvement through introspection, there is no reason for Trump to avoid responsibility for his actions.

      Every effect has a cause - Trump's issues are contingent, like everything; his father abandoned him emotionally and later supported his failures through financial means - but reducing Trump's issues to a free will question amounts to the abandonment of dealing with the real issues that impact our citizens.

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  5. “His apparent illness isn't his fault. What's everyone else's excuse?”

    Again with this nonsense: It isn’t Trump’s fault he is “ill.” Or, rather, that he suffers from an “apparent” illness, or “apparently” suffers from an illness or whatever tortured meaning Somerby’s sentence is supposed to contain. If there is ever a truth and reconciliation commission after this nightmare, I will urge that Trump be held fully accountable and not allowed to claim some half-baked excuse about some “illness.”

    If he is so fricking mentally ill, then where were his friends and family all these years? Why didn’t they intervene to have the poor sap committed?

    I will tell you this: the Democrats tried to remove him, but the GOP refused to even conduct a trial. And Somerby wailed and gnashed his teeth about how impeachment was overturning the will of the voters, so it was a really bad idea.

    So, here is who is to “blame” for Trump:

    1. the GOP
    2. FOX News and Rush Limbaugh et al
    3. Republican voters (out of 200 potential nominees, they freely chose Trump in 2016)
    4. Bankers who continued to prop up trump after multiple disastrous bankruptcies
    5. Russia
    6. James Comey
    7. those on the left who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary and so stayed home or voted for Stein

    Etc. Liberals are pretty far down on the list.

    It still strikes me as odd that Somerby asks liberals to examine why “The Others” voted for Trump, spends a great deal of time debunking press stories about Trump’s grifting (a la Trump Turnberry), Trump’s racism (a la Charlottesville), Trump’s quasi-treasonous collusion (Russia and the whole Mueller report), impeachment, and yet views Trump as a disaster and mentally ill. Somerby, to my recollection, has never made a coherent case for Trump’s alleged mental illness; he just asserts it, and he can’t account for the continued unwavering support and uptick in approval ratings Trump is currently enjoying from his supporters and possibly some undecideds even in the face of these disastrous press conferences. Hence, he just wants them to go away, I suppose.

    It is as if Somerby thinks if the press starts just calling trump mentally ill and ignores him it will somehow fix things, and any other reporting, about his corruption or ineptitude, is off base, especially if it attempts to hold Trump responsible for his own actions.

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  6. Bob, are you trying to give Trump voters a face saving way of disavowing their votes, by allowing them to believe they were misled by a mentally ill man, and that even his cons weren’t his fault, thus no harm no foul?

    I suspect they would not be supportive of this depiction of Trump as a drooling basket case, but you go on and try.

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    1. You think that the mentally ill are all drooling basket cases?

      Interesting.

      Tell me more about your childhood.

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    2. I think all Right-wingers are drooling basket cases.
      My childhood was awesome, then Reagan was elected when I was a Senior in high school. The United States has never recovered.


      Not Niemand

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  7. Testing is very near useless when enough tests are available for the symptomatic which they are. For the asymptomatic and symptomatic negative results, they become vulnerable to infection the moment they leave the testing site. It's useless.

    Leftism is a mental disorder.

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    1. Not to mention that apparently these tests have only 70-75 accuracy; meaning that for every 10 people infected, 3 will get false-negative results.

      Still, not entirely useless. Just doesn't warrant all this bullshit 'stampede'...

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    2. Mao,
      Get back to cheering Trump's trillion dollar bailout of the Establishment elites, and leave the math to people who aren't innumerate.

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    3. Testing is useful for both treatment and for isolating the virus. There are not enough tests, even for those that have symptoms - there are countless cases of people with symptoms being rejected for testing. If we had done testing earlier and more widespread, we would likely have a handle on the outbreak more in line with South Korea.

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  8. "These daily briefings are an assault on good order. "

    Shudder. They're definitely revealing the disordered leftist mindset.

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  9. “He spreads the virus of "bad information." It's something he's done his entire life, and he's quite skilled at the task.”

    “the commander had blathered and peddled disinformation at length.”

    Somerby has continually chided the press for calling Trump a liar, claiming that Trump may believe what he is saying, because he may be too (apparently) mentally ill to know a lie from the truth.

    (That of course is incompatible with a diagnosis of “sociopathy”, which Somerby has floated before, because sociopathy assumes the sociopath knows right from wrong and chooses wrong in order to manipulate or hurt.)

    But the same can be said of “peddling disinformation.” That assumes the peddler knows the difference between information and disinformation. The term “disinformation”, like the term “propaganda”, assumes the purveyor of these things knows what is true and what is not.

    Otherwise, to be consistent, Somerby would have to say that Trump has spent his whole life saying things that he may well believe to be true. According to Somerby’s rules, you cannot accuse trump of deliberately spreading disinformation or being skilled at it.

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  10. Trump is rightfully proud of the advances in testing capability. At the beginning of March, the entire country was capable of only a few hundred tests a day. Now, they do over 100,000! And, that's not even a full figure. Some test sites report only positive results. They don't report all the negative results. When those labs start to include negative results, the reported number of daily tests will be seen at its true value, which will be well above 100,000.

    A separate question is whether we're doing enough tests. I don't think we are. Hopefully as the Abbott Labs 15 minute test becomes more widely used, we will have fully adequate testing.

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    1. Go fuck yourself, David.
      "rightfully proud"!!!! Bwahahaha!!!

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    2. Is he "rightfully proud" to have called a mass killing Pandemic "a Hoax"?

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    3. BTW DinC,
      What does your Actuarial Tables tell you?

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    4. 3:12,
      Good luck with that. David had to give up understanding math (and economics) when he became a Republican.

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    5. Trump likely is not proud, and probably feels terrible that his failure to respond to the virus in an appropriate way led directly to thousands of deaths. He refused to use the testing available, there is nothing remarkable about the amount of testing we are doing now, it is in fact inadequate.

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  11. “His apparent illness isn't his fault.”

    What if it isn’t an illness, but only appears to be?

    We would have to say “It isn’t his fault that he has what is apparently an illness, but in reality is a deliberate choice.”

    Talk about word games. Where is Wittgenstein when you need him?

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  13. My husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr Great can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Great . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: 

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  14. The CDC has criteria for testing. They have algorithms depending upon exposure, the setting of the exposure, symptoms, co- morbidities.

    Is Cuomo saying that people who meet the CDC criteria for being tested are being denied it?

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    1. The dembot is parroting zombie talking points while trying to induce sympathy by describing his (most likely) entirely fake "R-I-G-O-R-S".

      Dear Bob drinks the Kool Aid, enjoys, asks for more.

      Nothing remarkable here; just another Thursday in the fellowship of liberal zombies terrified by a flu virus.

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    2. I wonder what Chris Cuomo is going to do when CNN (Network style) asks him to die?

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    3. Mao,
      That's not how it works at all.
      First you have to accuse liberals of being indifferent to the deaths of half a million Americans.
      THEN you cheer on the deaths of half a million Americans.

      Are you new here?

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    4. I think he just likes to surprise you.

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    5. He sides with the Establishment.
      That's some "surprise".

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    6. I do feel for the unfortunate flu-terrified dembots who locked themselves in a basement three weeks ago. At this point, thrombosis can't be far away. No wonder they get more psycho than usual.

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    7. Modified limited hangout.

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    8. 100 million people have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks.
      Meanwhile, Trump is holding daily press conferences, alternating between patting himself on the back and blaming other people over a hoax flu.
      This clown is giving Reagan a run for his money for the "Worst President Ever" title.

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    9. If the USA wasn't such a corrupt shit hole, Trump's head would literally be on a pike by this weekend.

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    10. Yes you have it correct Cecelia, people who meet the CDC criteria for being tested are being denied it. There are not enough supplies to do adequate testing.

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  15. I think Somerby is brilliant, so I agree that Trump is a mentally ill epic disaster who may lead to the end of civilization, but only as long as future anthropologists only get to blame the liberals.

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    1. Bizarre bent you have there.

      For myself, I have no problem identifying brilliant people of all political stripes, and as for TDH, I have a particular interest in the blogs on media culture.

      But, hey, to each his own.

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    2. Is it mental illness to not recognize tongue-in-cheek?

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