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  • Ally Venable at Globe Hall

    by lobo91 ( 125 Comments › )
    Filed under Entertainment, Music, Open thread, Uncategorized at February 9th, 2020 - 9:00 am

    As some of you know, I recently spent a couple of days In Denver, on my first road trip of the new year. I wouldn’t normally take off in the middle of the week (or drive to Denver in February, for that matter), but when I learned that two of my favorite performers were going to be in town back-to-back, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

    The drive was long, but uneventful. I’d booked a hotel room through Hotwire.com in the Capitol Hill area, which was probably my first mistake (more about that later). Once I got settled in, I decided to walk across the street to a Wendy’s before heading to the show.

    I really don’t spend much time in big cities these days, but downtown Denver seems to be competing with Seattle and San Francisco to see which can drive people away the fastest. Homeless people everywhere, including aggressive panhandlers. Just like the coastal cities, Denver’s homeless population has been basically given a pass for any behavior short of violent felonies. Then, to top it off, Colorado now has legal recreational marijuana use. Let’s just say that Denver is no longer the “family friendly” vacation spot it once was.

    After a quick bite to eat, I changed clothes and headed to the show. The venue was kind of a surprise. It’s basically a dive bar/BBQ place that’s in an old industrial building of some sort. Once inside, there’s a door off to the side that opens into the actual venue…which was a big open room with a stage at one end. No chairs, tables, or anything. I guess that’s why the ticket prices were so low.

    Anyway, the first band started at 8:00, and played about 4 songs. They were okay…if it had been a high school dance. The second act was an “alt rock” band out of Fort Collins called the Nightshades. They were different, anyway. The individual musicians seemed to be able to play fairly well. Unfortunately, they each seemed to be playing different types of music. Not really my thing.

    Finally, around 9:30, they were done, and Bobby Wallace and Elijah Owings (Ally’s bass player and drummer, respectively) went out and quickly got everything set up for their set. Once everything was ready, Ally walked out on stage, plugged in her guitar, and proceeded to blow the roof off the place.

    I was happy that it was a small venue, because it meant that I got to spend the entire show up near the stage, and I quickly staked out a spot right in front of Bobby at stage right. Ally always plays from stage left, which, in this case, was about 8 feet away. Basically, it was like having a concert in my living room.

    I took a ton of pictures over the course of the set, not one of which turned out. Ally was wearing a sequined minidress and her trademark thigh-high boots, and the reflection of the stage lights off the sequins apparently caused my camera’s autofocus to have a nervous breakdown. Every single picture was out of focus.

    Once I gave up on taking pictures, I turned my attention to watching Ally play, since I had such a unique vantage point.  One thing I noticed is that she plays with her eyes closed the majority of the time, when she’s not singing. It’s almost as if she tunes out the audience. She also rarely moves more than a couple of feet from the microphone, although she plays using a wireless rig. She did go down into the audience at one point, though.

    From a strictly technical standpoint, Ally is probably a better guitarist than Samantha Fish, but she lacks Sam’s incredible stage presence. Some of that may be due to her age, though. While she’s been playing professionally for about 6 years now, she’s still only 20 years old. Hopefully, she has many years of performing ahead of her, with plenty of time to mature as an artist.

    After an amazing rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny,” the show came to a close. I noticed that Bobby’s copy of the set list was still by his feet, which he graciously gave me. I then moved over to the merchandise table, knowing that Ally would turn up there soon. Surprisingly, when she did, she was all by herself. Usually, her mom tours with her, and can generally be found at the table passing out t-shirts and CDs. Since Ally was doing double duty, it slowed down the whole “meet and greet” process, but that just meant fans had more time to talk to her. We chatted about previous shows, and she asked if I was planning to go on the Keeping the Blues Alive cruise later this month, which she really seemed to be looking forward to. She also confirmed that she’s going to be at the Dallas International Guitar Festival again this year, although the lineup hasn’t officially been announced yet. I am going to that. Finally, she autographed my set list, which is now framed and hanging on the wall.

    All in all, it was a great evening. Next stop: Samantha Fish at the Oriental Theatre.

    Ally doing what she does best

    Set List

    At the Big Blues Bender in Vegas

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    125 Responses to “Ally Venable at Globe Hall”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | February 9, 2020 9:44 am

      How very cool! Can you decipher what she wrote after ‘Thank you so much for’, I can’t read it?


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | February 9, 2020 10:13 am

      This one is for CW. It’s about how solid Trump support is in the Pgh area and how demoralized The Resistance is trying to convert them.

      https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/02/08/new-york-times-chronicles-leftist-demoralization-over-failed-trump


    3. lobo91
      3 | February 9, 2020 10:45 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      “…for coming to see us”


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | February 9, 2020 10:57 am

      @ lobo91:

      got it


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | February 9, 2020 11:06 am

      This is a GREAT article. You know how the libs are always screaming that Trump is a dictator and I keep wondering how those tweets are getting out of the gulags?

      Well, here’s your answer. Technology. Technology developed BY DICTATORS. And you know what it does? It persuades

      Personally, I was not aware that Mark Zuckerberg is a dictator, but that’s because I’m confused.

      How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election

      As I swiped at my phone, a stream of pro-Trump propaganda filled the screen:
      .
      .
      In conversations with political strategists and other experts, a dystopian picture of the general election comes into view—one shaped by coordinated bot attacks, Potemkin local-news sites, micro-targeted fearmongering, and anonymous mass texting. Both parties will have these tools at their disposal. But in the hands of a president who lies constantly, who traffics in conspiracy theories, and who readily manipulates the levers of government for his own gain, their potential to wreak havoc is enormous.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-2020-disinformation-war/605530/

      I haven’t read the whole thing, but I’m betting the term ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ isn’t in there.


    6. lobo91
      6 | February 9, 2020 11:10 am

      So far, this is the only video I’ve seen from the show:


    7. lobo91
      7 | February 9, 2020 11:20 am

      Trump Jr. thanks Schiff after firing of impeachment witnesses Vindman, Sondland

      Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, attributed the ousting Friday of witnesses who testified during his father’s impeachment proceedings to Rep. Adam B. Schiff.

      The first son credited Mr. Schiff, a California Democrat who led the impeachment investigation, shortly after the president removed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from his assignment at the National Security Council and fired Gordon Sondland from his diplomatic posting.

      “Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam,” he said on Twitter.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | February 9, 2020 11:31 am

      @ lobo91:

      Doug Collins was on Maria’s show saying they’ll still get nothing done because Nadler and Schiff aren’t stopping. He said something about Nadler actually going after stuff from Kavanaugh. And Nunes said he’s hitting a wall with the IC community’s IG about turning over documents.

      So it’s going to be same-old, same-old until at least the election.

      I just got put in twitter jail for going after Lisa Page.

      Worth. It.


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | February 9, 2020 12:49 pm

      Here is some EPIC trolling by Netanyahu

      Iran failed to launch a satellite today. They also fail to deliver weapons to Syria and Lebanon because we operate there all the time, including these days.

      https://twitter.com/netanyahu/status/1226556501034176517


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | February 9, 2020 4:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This one is for CW. It’s about how solid Trump support is in the Pgh area and how demoralized The Resistance is trying to convert them.

      https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/02/08/new-york-times-chronicles-leftist-demoralization-over-failed-trump

      i was keeping quiet about something that i’ve been noticing. there is far more public support for trump that there was even last year. no one gives a shit if a lefty calls them a name or whatever.

      as one example of many, even at work, there was a damned near trump rally by the nurses, PAs, MDs in the nurse’s station two days ago. one of the aged hippy aides just walked out mumbling something.

      this was not happening even a year ago. this may end up being very. very bad for the dems


    11. Aussie Infidel
      11 | February 9, 2020 4:20 pm

      Is there ANYTHING Strzok wasn’t into???

      The FBI has been lying – including giving false testimony in court – about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, according to attorney Ty Clevenger.
      Clevenger filed a Freedom of Information request to the FBI for all email correspondence between former FBI Head of Counterterrorism Peter Strzok, who headed the investigation into the DNC leaks and Wikileaks, and FBI attorney Lisa Page.
      The release has revealed two pages of heavily redacted emails which not only mention Seth Rich, but have “Seth Rich” as their main heading.
      However, the FBI has denied having any records even mentioning Seth Rich.
      “There has been an ongoing litigation/smear campaign against anybody who who asks inconvenient questions about Seth Rich,” Clevenger told One America News Network Thursday.
      “Fox News got sued – Fox News has gone completely silent on Seth Rich. And I think the message has gotten out to most other media outlets: ‘Don’t talk about this or else.’ And I think that was their strategy all along on this, to shut everybody up.”
      Clevenger explained that in pursuing FOIA requests on Seth Rich, he noticed a glaring contradiction by the FBI.
      “I happened to look – every time there’s a FOIA redaction they put codes next to the redaction, so I went back and looked up the codes, and one of the most common codes in there was to redact things that might reveal matters of investigative or prosecutorial significance. So in my view, they told me all along there’s been no investigation, but yet you’re signing exemptions on the grounds that there’s an investigation or potential prosecution, so which is it?”

      Seth Rich was murdered in July 2016, not long after DNC emails were leaked by WikiLeaks to the public, leading some to speculate that he was their source of the leaks.
      However, the FBI has insisted that the DNC emails were hacked by the Russian government, which kicked off numerous intelligence investigations into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, including by the FBI, House Intelligence Committee, and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who all concluded that Trump did not “collude” with Russia to win the 2016 election.


    12. Aussie Infidel
      12 | February 9, 2020 4:21 pm

      From Zero Hedge:

      The major point is that the FBI claimed it had no records mentioning Seth Rich, and these have come to light in response to a different FOIA request that was not about him. What other falsely denied documents does the FBI hold about Rich, that were not fortuitously picked up by a search for correspondence between two named individuals?
      The opening email, at the bottom, dated 10 August 2016 at 10.32am, precisely just one month after the murder of Seth Rich, is from the media handling department of the Washington Field Office. It references Wikileaks’ offer of a reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich, and that Assange seemed to imply Rich was the source of the DNC leaks. The media handlers are asking the operations side of the FBI field office for any information on the case. The unredacted part of the reply fits with the official narrative. The redacted individual officer is “not aware of any specific involvement” by the FBI in the Seth Rich case. But his next sentence is completely redacted. Why?
      Finally, and perhaps this is the most important point, the FBI was at this time supposed to be in the early stages of an investigation into how the DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks. The FBI here believed Wikileaks to be indicating the material had been leaked by Seth Rich who had then been murdered. Surely in any legitimate investigation, the investigators would have been absolutely compelled to check out the truth of this possibility, rather than treat it as a media issue?
      We are asked to believe that not one of these emails says “well if the publisher of the emails says Seth Rich was the source, we had better check that out, especially as he was murdered with no sign of a suspect”. If the FBI really did not look at that, why on earth not? If the FBI genuinely, as they claim, did not even look at the murder of Seth Rich, that would surely be the most damning fact of all and reveal their “investigation” was entirely agenda driven from the start.


    13. coldwarrior
      13 | February 9, 2020 5:22 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      We need to fut the intel/law enforcement at fed level.

      Start again…


    14. coldwarrior
      14 | February 9, 2020 5:27 pm

      Lobo, sounds like a good show. Thx for the update.

      Shame about what had happened to Denver tho.


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | February 9, 2020 5:36 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I don’t have an opinion on the Seth Rich case, but that write-up was really mis-leading. Example: Fox News was not sued – Seth’s PARENTS threatened to sue because they kept reporting on Jacob Wohl/forget the other guy’s name so-called investigation that is/was total BS. Wohl and the other guy are con artists. The family asked Hannity nicely to please stop harassing them – or else.

      Wiki NEVER implied Seth was the source of anything. All Wiki did was offer a $25k reward for info. Period.

      But yeah, gut the FBI and start over


    16. RIX
      16 | February 9, 2020 5:44 pm

      @ lobo91:
      @ coldwarrior:
      Chicago is on the way. I took a walk through the loop from my office to pick up a calendar that would fit my folder.
      I always back up my calendar with hard copy.
      Anyway I had to step over and around piles of blankets with feet sticking out. Very sad what is happening to my city.
      Not on a San Francisco level but headed that way.


    17. lobo91
      17 | February 9, 2020 5:56 pm


    18. eaglesoars
      18 | February 9, 2020 6:23 pm

      Somebody was at a car show in Boca Raton and found a Yinzer Rolls

      https://twitter.com/BillyGardell/status/1226588675062009856


    19. coldwarrior
      19 | February 9, 2020 6:31 pm

      @ RIX:
      I spent a lot of time in Chicago…20yrs ago….

      It’s a shame what you’re saying


    20. eaglesoars
      20 | February 9, 2020 6:32 pm

      If any of you heard Tucker’s commentary on Trump’s push to make all new Fed bldgs ‘beautiful’ – this is the boil-on-the-ass monstrosity that started it all. The Museum of African American History. It is plopped right next to the WAshington Monument. When it first went up a lot of people thought it was still under construction and the rebar was just rusting. But all the reviews lauding it noted that, unlike the other museum/Fed bldgs, this one was ‘bold’ because it’s not ‘white’.

      If some kind soul blew it sky high, the gratitude would be generational.

      https://twitter.com/GilmoreGlenda/status/1226096181794811908


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | February 9, 2020 6:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Somebody was at a car show in Boca Raton and found a Yinzer Rolls

      https://twitter.com/BillyGardell/status/1226588675062009856

      Billy gardel is the best.

      Hey, yinz got any Heinz, n’at?

      Lol


    22. coldwarrior
      22 | February 9, 2020 6:37 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Ha!!!!!


    23. darkwords
      23 | February 9, 2020 6:49 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      Doug Collins was on Maria’s show saying they’ll still get nothing done because Nadler and Schiff aren’t stopping. He said something about Nadler actually going after stuff from Kavanaugh. And Nunes said he’s hitting a wall with the IC community’s IG about turning over documents.

      So it’s going to be same-old, same-old until at least the election.

      I just got put in twitter jail for going after Lisa Page.

      Worth. It.

      Twitter Jail? I just started listening to the Joe Rogan podcasts. He has some cutting edge thought stuff covering a broad spectrum of society. He had an interesting discussion with Matt Taibbi of the Rolling Stone mag. Basically these big social media companies are stealing a march on Freedom of speech. The regulations needed are far behind in the race. He pointed out that if you call Caitlyn Jenner by Bruce Jenner on Twitter then Twitter will ban you for life. They point out this far exceeds the penalties of slander and libel law. And we have basically sold our freedoms to corporate boards who toe the SJW lines.


    24. darkwords
      24 | February 9, 2020 6:50 pm

      Good post Lobo. I got some culture. And some Americana.


    25. darkwords
      25 | February 9, 2020 6:56 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Really disturbing that the FBI can lie with impunity and hide behind a national security skirt. Where the regular Martha Doe goes to prison if she lies to the FBI. Kindling for a revolution.

      I am gathering that powerful people are committing vast crimes and then using money and threats to sue to stopper communications until people give up.

      Epstein,
      Vegas shooting.
      Anything Obama or anything Clinton.


    26. coldwarrior
      26 | February 9, 2020 7:03 pm

      @ darkwords:
      these are publically held companies who have one duty. they have fiduciary responsibility to return profit on investment to their shareholders.

      nothing else.

      nothing.


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | February 9, 2020 7:04 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      Basically these big social media companies are stealing a march on Freedom of speech.

      I disagree. No newspaper is required to publish what I write, neither is twitter. Twitter’s problem isn’t that it has speech rules, it’s that they’re biased against a political POV. That’s allowed also, not my monkey, not my circus. That I, personally, got clubbed with the bias bat – meh. Look what they did to James Woods. What I posted was neither not vulgar, offensive or threatening. I just pointed out to Lisa that if everyone else used the logic/rationale she used for her behavior, they’d be justified in hanging her from a lamp post.

      Which is factually correct. And, as I said: Worth. It.


    28. coldwarrior
    29. Aussie Infidel
      29 | February 9, 2020 7:27 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Really disturbing that the FBI can lie with impunity and hide behind a national security skirt. Where the regular Martha Doe goes to prison if she lies to the FBI. Kindling for a revolution.

      I am gathering that powerful people are committing vast crimes and then using money and threats to sue to stopper communications until people give up.

      Epstein,
      Vegas shooting.
      Anything Obama or anything Clinton.

      In other words ….

      THE SWAMP

      All bureaucracies tend to act like this to maximise their growth and power. It’s the nature of the beast.

      It’s only when that institutionalised growth and thirst for real power becomes toxic to the whole Body Politic that such bureaucracies need ‘pruning’ or as Eagles suggests gutted and begun again from scratch. That last option is seemingly a good idea however a great deal of expertise, history, and tradition is also lost.

      Emergent swamps tend to come with the territory when it comes with bureaucracies and it only by eternal monitoring and remedial early action and leadership, can bureaucracies and be controlled for the greater good. Once they have reached the state that they have in the US, does the ‘Zippo solution’ begin to look good.

      🙂


    30. eaglesoars
      30 | February 9, 2020 7:31 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      ummm…you brought a knife to a real, honest to GOD, gunfight.

      That’s somebody who wanted 3 hots and a cot long-term and figured out the easiest way to go about it.


    31. coldwarrior
      31 | February 9, 2020 7:32 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      wales looked like crap, handling errors.

      sexton got uppity with the ref and damn near got his side in trouble. i usually dont like french refs, this cat was ok tho. i thought he took too much talk from the NOT CAPTAINS tho.

      me and mrs coldwarrior are going to watch the scotland/england match in an hour, so no spoilers from you.

      i’ve avoided my phone and everything else. its hard to do!


    32. Aussie Infidel
      32 | February 9, 2020 7:40 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/25-year-old-man-arrested-with-a-knife-outside-white-house-after-threatening-to-kill-president-trump/

      ummm…you brought a knife to a real, honest to GOD, gunfight.

      Just another dumb shit looking for suicide by Secret Service Agent.

      There’s a lot of that sort of thing going on. I feel for the SS , Cops, and associated law enforcement community that have to shoot these sort of bat-shit crazies. Shooting someone is a big deal and it stays with you for life.

      This crazy guy probably thinks that he is a ‘moderate democrat’ too! Whatever the hell that is !

      🙂


    33. coldwarrior
      33 | February 9, 2020 7:48 pm

      he has dementia

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/biden-lashes-out-at-female-new-hampshire-voter-asking-about-his-poor-performance-in-iowa-youre-a-lying-dog-faced-pony-soldier-video/

      that is the only explanation for this

      i met him a few times in the 80/90’s. great guy. my dad dealt with him over and over again for union stuff for years.

      dad thinks that biden is either completely compromised, demented, or both.


    34. Aussie Infidel
      34 | February 9, 2020 7:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      sexton got uppity with the ref and damn near got his side in trouble. i usually dont like french refs, this cat was ok tho. i thought he took too much talk from the NOT CAPTAINS tho.

      Never …. ever get uppity with Rugby referees …. especially ones named Nigel!

      HEH!

      🙂

      Somehow the Kiwi Black Caps have discovered their mojo again. After their grief at the Cricket World Cup by falling at the last fence as they did their mojo deserted them. The Indians , straight from a hard series in Oz were looking for ‘fresh meat’ They took the Kiwis to bits in the T20 series and whitewashed the whole series.

      Suddenly a fortnight ago as the 50 Over …….. Limited Over series ……. was about to begin India was licking their chops for more Kiwi scalps. Not so.

      The Black Caps comprehensively beat the Indians twice in the past 10 days and have won the Limited Over Series. The dead rubber will be played on Eden Park next weekend but to beat India in the 50 over game is no mean feat!

      Not too sure how the Kiwis will fare in the 5 day Tests however. Injuries are beginning to mount, however young replacements, especially with bowlers, have nothing to lose and everything to play for and are bowling up a storm!

      🙂


    35. RIX
      35 | February 9, 2020 7:54 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:
      I spent a lot of time in Chicago…20yrs ago….

      It’s a shame what you’re saying

      Yeah, hate to see it.


    36. Aussie Infidel
      36 | February 9, 2020 7:59 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Whaaaaat was Biden on about?

      I happen to like pony soldiers!

      Some of ’em even gave me an ‘ buffalo honour coin’ to get free beer in their messes!

      🙂


    37. Aussie Infidel
      37 | February 9, 2020 8:09 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      wales looked like crap, handling errors.

      The final score flattered the Welsh.

      Ireland’s forwards dominated the Welsh from set pieces and even in the loose mostly.

      🙂


    38. coldwarrior
      38 | February 9, 2020 8:15 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      the irish maul was beautiful. will and brute force for the try


    39. eaglesoars
      39 | February 9, 2020 8:17 pm

      Why am I not surprised…

      Inventive Aussies stuck on coronavirus cruise ship in Japan get their wine club to bring them two cases of booze delivered by DRONE

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7981025/Gold-Coast-couple-quarantined-Diamond-Princess-Cruise-Ship-wine-delivered-drone.html


    40. AZfederalist
      40 | February 9, 2020 8:24 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ darkwords:
      these are publically held companies who have one duty. they have fiduciary responsibility to return profit on investment to their shareholders.

      nothing else.

      nothing.

      … and it’s way past time for class-action lawsuits from investors to stop the SJW schemes of the woke boards of directors to get them back to managing the corporation for the benefit of its owners.


    41. AZfederalist
      41 | February 9, 2020 8:30 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      dad thinks that biden is either completely compromised, demented, or both.

      There’s something going on here and my personal opinion is that it is not dementia. I posted this at Jane’s place: Ole Slow Joe is a politician. He’s been one his whole life. He’s been shaking babies and kissing hands for decades so the behavior that goes with a campaign is reflexive in nature to him by now. Somebody that steeped in such a world does not go high order on potential voters, even if suffering from dementia. Maybe Ole Joe has been told he will NOT be the nominee. Or else. … and he’s now working to throw the race just like McCain and Romney.


    42. eaglesoars
      42 | February 9, 2020 8:36 pm

      Daily Caller has a good piece on Trump’s budget proposal. The main story is about the border wall – Trump is good to go to build 1000 miles (which is about half, I think), which is great.

      But another really good part is that this budget gets specific about defunding programs. My personal fave is National Endowment for the Arts Endowment for the Humanities

      https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/09/trump-white-house-secures-funds-thousand-miles-border-wall/


    43. eaglesoars
      43 | February 9, 2020 8:40 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      There’s something going on here

      My personal opinion is that he thought he could run w/o any of the family/Burisma stuff making a difference because in his world, that garbage is par for the course.

      When he found out otherwise, he couldn’t drop out w/o looking like a coward, criminal or both, so he has to tough it out.

      But he doesn’t want to win, not now, there’s no way to keep Hunter from becoming Hunted if Dad’s in the WH. He’s just waiting to find out who is going to give him the highest bid for his support.


    44. AZfederalist
      44 | February 9, 2020 8:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      That sounds quite credible.


    45. eaglesoars
      45 | February 9, 2020 9:08 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      and let’s not forget his brother Frank and his sister (Valerie?). Keeping it all in the family.


    46. 46 | February 9, 2020 9:13 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Wish he’d get rid of the Departments of Energy and Education, and cut foreign aid and corporate welfare. Merge Commerce, Labor and Transportation.


    47. lobo91
      47 | February 9, 2020 9:14 pm


    48. lobo91
      48 | February 9, 2020 9:16 pm

      “Do not feed hallucinogens to the alligators.”

      Okay…there’s a story behind that one…


    49. AZfederalist
      49 | February 9, 2020 9:30 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      But he doesn’t want to win, not now, there’s no way to keep Hunter from becoming Hunted if Dad’s in the WH. He’s just waiting to find out who is going to give him the highest bid for his support.

      Kind of like Arthur Carlson when he decided he didn’t want to win the mayoral slot:

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


    50. eaglesoars
      50 | February 9, 2020 9:32 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      definitely dept education


    51. AZfederalist
      51 | February 9, 2020 9:33 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      “Do not feed hallucinogens to the alligators.”

      Okay…there’s a story behind that one…

      “Due to recent events, no oreos allowed in the library”


    52. eaglesoars
      52 | February 9, 2020 9:38 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      “Do not feed hallucinogens to the alligators.”

      Okay…there’s a story behind that one…

      the one about removing the child from the washing machine is the one that’s really needed tho


    53. eaglesoars
      53 | February 9, 2020 9:43 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Kind of like Arthur Carlson when he decided he didn’t want to win the mayoral slot:

      why did people think that show was funny? There’s a genre I just never ‘got’. Married With Children. blech.


    54. eaglesoars
      54 | February 9, 2020 9:48 pm

      This is the spirit of lobo’s ‘really bad signs contributions

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1404a25099f78c13e87cff3e8593d8255c0f1a864218dd6e33ca0feecd1740b.jpg


    55. AZfederalist
      55 | February 9, 2020 9:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      why did people think that show was funny? There’s a genre I just never ‘got’. Married With Children. blech.

      If you don’t get, “… I thought turkeys could fly”, I can’t explain it to ya.


    56. eaglesoars
      56 | February 9, 2020 9:53 pm

      Holy crap! After the attack on the cops in nyc

      Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you! We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on!

      https://twitter.com/SBANYPD/status/1226622830244171781

      This is the Sargeants’ Benevolent Assoc.


    57. coldwarrior
      57 | February 9, 2020 9:55 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      the black caps looked great.


    58. coldwarrior
      58 | February 9, 2020 9:57 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ darkwords:
      these are publically held companies who have one duty. they have fiduciary responsibility to return profit on investment to their shareholders.

      nothing else.

      nothing.

      … and it’s way past time for class-action lawsuits from investors to stop the SJW schemes of the woke boards of directors to get them back to managing the corporation for the benefit of its owners.

      is the fiduciary agreement in violation?


    59. eaglesoars
      59 | February 9, 2020 10:00 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      “… I thought turkeys could fly”, I can’t explain it to ya.

      Oh THAT I got. But I just thought most of it was dumb.


    60. AZfederalist
      60 | February 9, 2020 10:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is the Sargeants’ Benevolent Assoc.

      Wow, not very benevolent.


    61. RIX
      61 | February 9, 2020 10:11 pm

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/bernie-sanders-america-is-racist-from-top-to-bottom/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Bernie Sanders calls America “racist from top to bottom.” Just another “patriotic” Democrat.


    62. AZfederalist
      62 | February 9, 2020 10:13 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      is the fiduciary agreement in violation?

      Sure seems like it to me, but then, I’m not a lawyer. However, it seems like the Boards of Directors at all major corporations are no longer honoring their fiduciary responsibilities but treating the corporation as their personal plaything with which to exercise a political agenda. Every major corporation now has a “diversity statement”, a “statement of social responsibility”, and “statement of sustainability”. The Gillette chairman actually said that losing money and profits was worth it for the message they sent with their SJW ads attacking men. That seems to betray his first responsibility — to the stockholders.


    63. coldwarrior
      63 | February 9, 2020 10:15 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      Stock price and quarterly dividend.

      Are the stock holders in agreement.

      It’s that simple


    64. eaglesoars
      64 | February 9, 2020 10:20 pm

      Matt Taibi has a good piece in Rolling Stone. He’s a punch-to-the-gut writer so I like reading him. It’s about Iowa, the Dem collapse, etc. Rolling-Stone long, but a fun read. This part is about how the Dems came back after the Mondale debacle.

      Democrats went on to systematically rat-fuck every group in their tent: labor, the poor, minorities, soldiers, criminal defendants, students, homeowners, media consumers, environmentalists, civil libertarians, pensioners — everyone but donors.

      They didn’t just fail to defend groups, but built monuments to their betrayal. They broke labor’s back with NAFTA, embraced mass incarceration with the 1994 Crime Bill, and ushered in the Clear Channel era with the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

      https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/iowa-caucus-democrats-disaster-trump-sanders-949655/amp/


    65. eaglesoars
      65 | February 9, 2020 10:45 pm

      This is a cut-paste from a commentator at Instapundit. You will note that 27 cities are closed.

      Chat with acquaintance in HK.
      1. If you don’t keep your shoes outside of your house or scrupulously manage them just inside your door and handle them as if you were removing a diseased kidney from an AIDS patient, including immediately scrubbing your hands, forget about the masks, etc. Streets are always filthy, and now they are contagious.
      2. 27 Chinese cities are under quarantine, including three major coastal cities. This is a catastrophe.
      3. Economic activity has been essentially zeroed out. He has knowledge of a large liquor/food distribution company. Revenues of that company have fallen to zero. Not down, zero. No one is eating in restaurants or bars. Other consumer businesses are likewise in free fall. And no business, not even Microsoft or Apple, can survive for more than a month or two with zero revenues. Zero, not down, zero. Entire factory districts are empty. Not one factory, miles of them.
      4. The chinese banking system will collapse. When your loan customers have zero revenues, you have zero revenues. Of course, the government will print money, but so what.
      5. All modern distribution systems are built around just in time delivery. If you quarantine a modern city for more that 48 hours, everything starts to run out.
      6. The quarantines make no sense in light of what has been publicly stated about the disease. To be effective, a quarantine must be longer than the incubation period and the infectious period. That period means probably a month. China will not survive a month long quarantine. Thus, why bother?
      7. The gov is now driving large trucks up and down city streets with fogging equipment. Giant clouds of who knows what.
      7. HK has four routes in, and weirdly, only three have been cut off. It appears, that keeping a road open into HK (heavily guarded and checked, but nevertheless open) is more important to the commies than keeping 27 huge cities open. Hmmm…..
      8. He was already in the US when the SHTF, his issue is he can’t go back (not that he’s all fired up about that). But he was standing in SFO, and heard a US customers person ask a person of Chinese persuasion if they had been to Wuhan in the last month. My friend almost burst out laughing. A. Saying yes is an automatic 14 day quarantine, so no one in their right mind answers yes. And the US has no means of verifying the answer. B. Just Wuhan?
      9. The Party’s response to the published nature of the disease is entirely disproportionate. The Party’s actions are consistent with an end of the world disease. Not a bad case of the flu. 27 closed cities? Fogging trucks? If one assumes the leadership has a reasonable level of IQ, an instinct for self preservation, and some reasonable level of IQ among its advisers, something much worse than a bad case of the flu is on the loose.


    66. lobo91
      66 | February 9, 2020 10:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The Party’s response to the published nature of the disease is entirely disproportionate. The Party’s actions are consistent with an end of the world disease. Not a bad case of the flu. 27 closed cities? Fogging trucks? If one assumes the leadership has a reasonable level of IQ, an instinct for self preservation, and some reasonable level of IQ among its advisers, something much worse than a bad case of the flu is on the loose.

      And I’m fairly certain that this “end of the world disease” came from the bioweapons lab that is coincidentally located nearby.


    67. eaglesoars
      67 | February 9, 2020 10:59 pm

      @ lobo91:

      If nothing else, this is the end of China’s aspirations to global leadership, let alone hegemony.

      However, the global impact is going to be ugly. As someone has pointed out, almost all U.S. pharmaceuticals are manufactured in China. That had better change and fast. If people here start dying because we can’t get our meds – and I include myself in that category -there will be gallows in the streets


    68. coldwarrior
      68 | February 9, 2020 11:20 pm

      I was wondering where all the night cats went. Just watched a coyote go thru the back yard.


    69. eaglesoars
      69 | February 9, 2020 11:38 pm

      BBC China correspondent

      Walking through what should be the height of the lunchtime rush in Shanghai. This is not a city that’s ‘back to work’ #coronavirus

      https://twitter.com/robindbrant/status/1226724914926764034

      6 mins ago


    70. coldwarrior
      70 | February 9, 2020 11:59 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      well…looks like its time to stop making all of our trinkets in china.

      most of china is a 3rd world country.

      we dont live with our pigs and chickens.


    71. coldwarrior
      71 | February 10, 2020 12:02 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ coldwarrior:

      its like this could have not occurred at a more fortuitous time.

      we are re-negotiating trade, exposing the chinese lies…

      its like it happened right on time…juss sayin.

      heartless? yep. so are the chicoms


    72. eaglesoars
      72 | February 10, 2020 12:13 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Did I remember to post the eetimes? It has some stuff on fall out from this

      https://www.eetimes.com

      Everybody is going to take a hit. I’m glad to see China’s efforts for global domination stopped cold. I’m sorry to see so many people suffer like this. It’s not just the sickness, it’s knowing that your own people/gov’t could not possibly care less. If starvation kicks in over there – and it seems it always does – the humanitarian crisis will be worse than any of us have seen in our lifetimes.

      bedtime for me.

      Oh, maybe your night time cats are gone because it’s, like, you know, winter?


    73. 73 | February 10, 2020 12:26 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      From the comments:

      “The African American Museum looks like it’s piloted by Jawas and will sell me droids.”


    74. Buckeye Abroad
      74 | February 10, 2020 4:38 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      The Party’s response to the published nature of the disease is entirely disproportionate. The Party’s actions are consistent with an end of the world disease. Not a bad case of the flu. 27 closed cities? Fogging trucks? If one assumes the leadership has a reasonable level of IQ, an instinct for self preservation, and some reasonable level of IQ among its advisers, something much worse than a bad case of the flu is on the loose.
      And I’m fairly certain that this “end of the world disease” came from the bioweapons lab that is coincidentally located nearby.

      I believe the same. Though Russian media is blaming the US and CIA ops, I told my acquiantances about the bio-lab and they admitted they did not hear about that. Scooby-doo mystery.

      Oh, I went to my local hardware store (in Germany) this Satruday and walked passed a Chinese couple loading up their cart with protective masks (I assume to send). They must know something the media doesn’t.


    75. rain of lead
      75 | February 10, 2020 6:50 am

      hey CW, do you remember a few years ago when I turned you onto this game?
      https://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

      The game has become the most-downloaded paid-for game on iOS and Android in several countries every outbreak of a new virus, such as Ebola outbreak and Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.[1][2]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_Inc.

      the girl was telling me that the teacher in her biomed class was so impressed by it that she uses it in class as a teaching tool


    76. coldwarrior
      78 | February 10, 2020 7:02 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Oh, maybe your night time cats are gone because it’s, like, you know, winter?

      they arent mine. and these are usually around in winter as y neighbors all feed them.

      they got eaten.


    77. coldwarrior
      79 | February 10, 2020 7:03 am

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      which dont really work for virii…

      n95’s work, barely.


    78. coldwarrior
      80 | February 10, 2020 7:04 am

      @ rain of lead:

      i love that game…i’m too good at it.

      bwahahahahahahahaha!


    79. Buckeye Abroad
      82 | February 10, 2020 7:21 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Yup. Wash your hands is the best prevention.


    80. rain of lead
      83 | February 10, 2020 7:25 am

      so I just started a new plague game
      I named my disease bernie and started it in russia

      heh


    81. 85 | February 10, 2020 7:32 am

      @ rain of lead:
      I’ve been playing that game off and on for years. Tried their “Rebel Inc.” game and gave up on it. Not worth the frustration and is pointless.


    82. 86 | February 10, 2020 7:58 am

      @ RIX:
      Bernie should step aside in favor of a black or brown candidate then.


    83. RIX
      87 | February 10, 2020 8:04 am

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-bernie-sanderss-1988-10-day-honeymoon-in-the-soviet-union/2019/05/02/db543e18-6a9c-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html
      @ Washington Post
      Good morning. In the debates Bernie was asked about Trumps comment that Bernie was married in the Soviet Union.
      Bernie smirked and debunked it saying he was there on some sister city thing.
      Not so fast, in 1988 he married Jane and they honeymooned there coinciding with the sister city ceremony.
      It was then on to Cuba where he got stiffed by Castro. He then came home effusively praising the USSR vis a vis the US. Trump did not make a material error.


    84. RIX
      88 | February 10, 2020 8:05 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Bernie should step aside in favor of a black or brown candidate then.

      You would think.


    85. eaglesoars
      89 | February 10, 2020 8:59 am

      Chinese National Health Commission has changed their definition of #WuhanCoronavirus “confirmed case” in their latest guidelines dated 7/2. Patients tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms will no longer be regarded as confirmed. This inevitably will lower the numbers.

      https://twitter.com/lwcalex/status/1226840055869632512


    86. eaglesoars
      90 | February 10, 2020 9:37 am

      I have just been informed I have a claim to fame that should stand FOREVER.

      “Neighbor’s Window” won the Oscar for best action film

      Stacey Haid was the 1st Asst. Dir

      Stacey’s mom is Susan Lebowitz.

      I babysat Susie all thru high school.

      Needless to say, she is over the moon. sheesh

      Also, I’m getting really old


    87. 91 | February 10, 2020 10:03 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Wiki NEVER implied Seth was the source of anything.

      Indeed. All Wiki ever said vis-a-vis the Democrat emails was that they did NOT receive them from a Russian source. However, Assange broadly hinted that the source for the emails might have come from the “inside” although never explicitly saying so.

      Which, of course, has led to the speculation that it was a Bernie supporter at the DNC that got the emails out – whether she/he planned to leak them to Wiki or to another outfit is not known. It was the fact that Rich was found murdered soon after and that the circumstances raised suspicion fed the idea that Rich was murdered by someone in the DNC machine.

      Oh and I learned something interesting on Saturday. A 75″ TV looks a LOT smaller in the Best Buy showroom than it does on your TV stand against the wall in your family room.


    88. 92 | February 10, 2020 10:05 am

      I see that the Oscars have gone completely off the rails.
      Haven’t seen anything about their ratings but I’m thinking they were not all that high.


    89. eaglesoars
      93 | February 10, 2020 10:16 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Haven’t seen anything about their ratings

      Easy fix. Stop wearing ugly clothes, try the glamour again AND STFU


    90. 94 | February 10, 2020 10:19 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh, for the days of Paddy Chayefsky…..


    91. eaglesoars
      95 | February 10, 2020 11:35 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh, for the days of Paddy Chayefsky…..

      This is VINTAGE Balenciaga

      https://www.clbxg.com/dressimage/ylsqzy.html

      This is the crap they’re vomiting out today

      https://www.balenciaga.com/us/women/collections/fall-20-w_section


    92. 96 | February 10, 2020 12:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Rats – the vintage Balenciaga is blocked by the firewall.
      I think dressing for the Oscars went downhill when the started letting Cher show up looking like she was trying for first prize for the Hookers’ Ball Costume Contest. Usually bad outfits were the province of the Grammys.


    93. 97 | February 10, 2020 1:38 pm

      According to the New York Times, the ratings were “UP” this year but I’ve yet to see a definite number. I’m not certain how they figure them, but I always thought ratings were taken five minutes into a show. I’d like to compare how many tuned in for the opening number and how many were still there halfway through.


    94. eaglesoars
      99 | February 10, 2020 4:13 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      According to the New York Times, the ratings were “UP” this year but I’ve yet to see a definite number.

      nope

      This Sunday, only 23.6 million tuned in. That’s a jaw-dropping 20 percent dive over last year, and an 11 percent dive from the previous all-time low.

      https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/02/10/nolte-woketard-oscars-collapse-20-percent-to-all-time-low/


    95. eaglesoars
      100 | February 10, 2020 4:15 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      It would be interesting to know how many of that 40k total count was done before or after China decided to include only people with symptoms.

      Which is against WHO guidelines, I understand. They count people who test positive but are asymptomatic


    96. coldwarrior
      101 | February 10, 2020 4:17 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      positive test with no symptoms is more dangerous that positive with symproms


    97. eaglesoars
      102 | February 10, 2020 5:43 pm

      Judge Sullivan has cancelled Flynn’s Feb 27 sentencing hearing until Flynn’s claims of ineffective counsel are fully litigated.

      Flynn’s counsel and prosecution are going to meet to discuss waiver of client/attorney privilege obtaining to his prior counsel, Covington

      https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1226997080717176834

      Good. I was afraid Sullivan was going to blow a gasket and start slamming doors on Flynn. Looks like he’s going to let things play out.


    98. rain of lead
      103 | February 10, 2020 6:14 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      China is sending trucks to spray bleach on entire cities as the country struggles to contain the Wuhan coronavirus.

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/357884/#respond


    99. rain of lead
      104 | February 10, 2020 6:14 pm

      also from insty

      DoctorOfLove Posted this on last night’s open thread.

      Chat with acquaintance in HK.

      1. If you don’t keep your shoes outside of your house or scrupulously manage them just inside your door
      and handle them as if you were removing a diseased kidney from an AIDS patient, including immediately scrubbing your hands, forget about the masks, etc. Streets are always filthy, and now they are contagious.
      2. 27 Chinese cities are under quarantine, including three major coastal cities. This is a catastrophe.
      3. Economic activity has been essentially zeroed out. He has knowledge of a large liquor/food distribution company. Revenues of that company have fallen to zero. Not down, zero. No one is eating in restaurants
      or bars. Other consumer businesses are likewise in free fall. And no business, not even Microsoft or Apple, can survive for more than a month or two with zero revenues. Zero, not down, zero. Entire factory
      districts are empty. Not just one factory, miles of them.
      4. The Chinese banking system will collapse. When your loan customers have zero revenues, you have zero revenues. Of course, the government will print money, but so what.
      5. All modern distribution systems are built around just in time delivery. If you quarantine a modern city for
      more that 48 hours, everything starts to run out.
      6. The quarantines make no sense in light of what has been publicly stated about the disease. To be effective, a quarantine must be longer than the incubation period and the infectious period. That period means probably a month. China will not survive a month long quarantine.Thus, why bother?
      7. The gov is now driving large trucks up and down city streets with fogging equipment. Giant clouds of who knows what.
      7. HK has four routes in, and weirdly, only three have been cut off. It appears, that keeping a road open into HK (heavily guarded and checked, but nevertheless open) is more important to the commies than keeping 27 huge cities open. Hmmm….. He observes that HK has always been the
      way out of China.
      8. He was already in the US when the SHTF, his issue is he can’t go back (not that he’s all fired up about that). But he was standing in the local big airport, and heard a US customs person ask a person of Chinese persuasion if they had been to Wuhan in the last month. My friend almost burst out laughing. A. Saying yes is an automatic 14 day quarantine, so no one in their right mind answers yes. And the US has no means of verifying the answer. B. Just Wuhan?


    100. Aussie Infidel
      105 | February 10, 2020 6:30 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      the black caps looked great.

      Ahhh yes. But they till have to get that little continuity problem under control.

      Too upsy downsy , blowing red hot and next crumpling in a heap.

      🙂


    101. eaglesoars
      107 | February 10, 2020 6:45 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Good. I was afraid Sullivan was going to blow a gasket and start slamming doors on Flynn. Looks like he’s going to let things play out.

      Boy, a lot of people are disagreeing with me. “letting Flynn dangle’, etc. Sidney Powell doesn’t like it either.


    102. eaglesoars
      108 | February 10, 2020 7:38 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      hmmm

      https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/02/barr-announces-sweeping-new-sanctions-left-wing-sanctuary-cities/

      have you caught the newest narrative?

      Barr will be DIS-barred


    103. AZfederalist
      109 | February 10, 2020 9:06 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Hmm:

      It also requires New Jersey law enforcement to “promptly notify a detained individual, in writing and in a language the individual can understand” if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) files an immigration detainer request for the individual.

      That seems to place New Jersey Law Enforcement as aiding and abetting a crime.


    104. lobo91
      110 | February 10, 2020 9:19 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Look at California, where the state has threatened to prosecute business owners for complying with any request from ICE that doesn’t include a warrant.


    105. eaglesoars
      111 | February 10, 2020 9:37 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Bloomberg pledges to investigate ICE and end Trump policies in newly unveiled immigration plan

      https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/10/bloomberg-pledges-to-investigate-ice-and-end-trump-policies-in-newly-unveiled-immigration-plan-885552


    106. lobo91
      112 | February 10, 2020 9:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      WTF is there to “investigate”?

      ICE is following the law as written. In other words, they’re doing their jobs.

      A novel idea for “public servants” these days, but hardly worth “investigating.”


    107. eaglesoars
      113 | February 10, 2020 10:10 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      In other words, they’re doing their jobs.

      well, there ya go!


    108. eaglesoars
      114 | February 10, 2020 10:16 pm

      aw, crap

      THREAD: On #Coronavirus, China and U.S. Drug Shortages: Some shortages or near shortages may be inevitable in U.S. as a result of crisis in China. U.S. regulators can take steps now to mitigate impact on Americans by identifying vulnerabilities and getting alternate supply online

      This is the first tweet in a very informative thread, have fun

      https://twitter.com/ScottGottliebMD/status/1226563719980818434


    109. 115 | February 10, 2020 10:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Here’s an interesting blog post about someone that works in an ER. Something like 43% of their needed supplies are from China in one form or another.

      https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2020/02/chaos-brings-opportunityand-chaos.html


    110. 116 | February 10, 2020 11:28 pm

      It’s early still, but I hope numbers change.

      Quinnipiac poll Feb 5-9:

      Bloomberg beats Trump 51-42
      Sanders beats Trump 51-43
      Biden beats Trump 50-43
      Klobuchar beats Trump 49-43
      Warren beats Trump 48-44
      Buttigieg beats Trump 47-43


    111. lobo91
      117 | February 10, 2020 11:57 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Of course, they insisted that Hillary was going to beat Trump right up until Election Day, too…


    112. coldwarrior
      118 | February 11, 2020 6:41 am

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Here’s an interesting blog post about someone that works in an ER. Something like 43% of their needed supplies are from China in one form or another.

      https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2020/02/chaos-brings-opportunityand-chaos.html

      yep…and let me tell yinz, the quality of these products stink. the gloves rip, sets have missing pieces, and some of it smells funny.

      gotta save that penny!


    113. coldwarrior
    114. 120 | February 11, 2020 7:57 am

      @ lobo91:
      True.

      But with the epic level TDS, we need every break.

      I want to see Democratic voters writing in other names, or staying home because they’re pissed, because there will be Republicans who refuse to support Trump.

      We’ve got to fight to change minds, because if Texas goes blue, we’re screwed. America will not survive.


    115. eaglesoars
      121 | February 11, 2020 8:17 am

      Bezos is dumping Amazon stock. Supply chain hit from coronovirus?

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-11/after-years-of-restraint-bezos-starts-decade-with-record-sale?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

      coldwarrior wrote:

      interesting…its all about houses?

      Believe it. Guatemala is a really class-conscious country. The upper-upper classes claim direct lineage from Spain w/absolutely no mixing with the indigenous people. It seeps down. I hired one of those ‘upper-upper’ people who called them ‘our niggers’ and proceeded to investigate the backgrounds of staff from SE Asia to decide if they were worth his time. I ended up firing him before the probationary period was over because of his personal dishonesty – all in the service of advancing his position based on his class.
      As a Guatemalan, he was unusual only in that it happened fairly quickly in the cycle. They were all terrible snobs and everything was social class.


    116. eaglesoars
      122 | February 11, 2020 8:23 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      gotta save that penny!

      Didn’t we just see a story about a hospital system in Tennessee that couldn’t use any of the surgical gowns they had ordered from China because sterile procedures hadn’t been followed?


    117. Buckeye Abroad
      123 | February 11, 2020 8:54 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Envy. I would be more interested in who organized and funded the mass invasion, but I assume the usuall suspects.


    118. eaglesoars
      124 | February 11, 2020 9:09 am

      China has fired its 2 most senior health officials

      Fox business

      new infections down 20% from day before


    119. lobo91
      125 | February 11, 2020 9:25 am

      New thread


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