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    Originally posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    It's amazing how he can proclaim total authority over everything that happens while taking no responsibility and blaming governors. And 40% buy in. It's really incredible.

    I'm old enough to remember when George HW Bush (a very underrated President, imho), may have lost the election by glancing at his watch during a debate...the media howled that he was disinterested in the debate. (Which he probably was...wasn't much of a retail politician....). Trump is routinely and demonstrably disinterested in serious and urgent issues.

    I remember when Vice President Dan Quayle's political career was put in deep jeopardy by misspelling 'potato' while visiting a school. Trump routinely misspells things in official presidential statements (which tweets are) and it's as if his base loves him FOR it not despite of it.

    I remember when Gary Hart, a very promising moderate candidate, needed to immediately drop out of the race when a picture surfaced of him with girlfriend Donna Rice on his boat....Trump pays off adult actresses and brags about grabbing women without first determining consent.

    Regardless of which side of the aisle, I actually DID think we held politicians to an unreasonable standard. Glancing at a watch, a silly misspelling and an extramarital affair are all human foibles. Granted, I understand the concern about the affair to a signficantly larger degree than the other two, but the point is all of this stuff is just child's play compared to what is going on now.

    And this manifests away from just personal failures to widespread celebration within his base of proclamations such as "Liberate Michigan!" in the middle of a national emergency. it's just crazy and sad.
    Hart not only denied any and all rumors of his extramarital activities, he dared reporters to follow him and try to find anything. They did. He might have fared better had he handled it differently.
    Russian warship, go **** yourself

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      Originally posted by JDPNYY View Post
      Brad?
      I was thinking the same thing. I had to check the avatar halfway through.
      "Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It's a home run! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent! And the Yankees now lead by a score of 3-2!" - New York Yankees announcer Bill White (October 2, 1978)

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        Keen political instincts

        An overwhelming majority of Americans, Republicans included, are rejecting right-wing protests — encouraged by President Trump — to immediately “reopen” the country in the midst of the world’s largest and deadliest coronavirus outbreak, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

        The survey, conducted April 17 to April 19, found that a full 60 percent of the public opposes the largely pro-Trump protesters whose calls for governors to “liberate” their states by lifting lockdown measures have attracted intense media attention in recent days — and whose message the president amplified Friday in a series of all-caps “LIBERATE” tweets about three swing states: Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia.

        Only 22 percent of Americans say they support the protesters. Despite Trump’s messaging, even Republicans oppose the protests 47 percent to 36 percent. Asked whether they agree or disagree with Trump’s “LIBERATE” tweets, only a quarter of Americans say they agree.
        https://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-news-yo....tsrc=newsroom

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          ^ That means 25% of our country are imbecilic.
          “Nobody teaches life anything.” - Gabriel García Márquez

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            Originally posted by ojo View Post
            ^ That means 25% of our country are imbecilic.
            I fear the actual percentage of imbeciles is much higher than that.

            "But what people tend to forget...is that being a Yankee is as much about character as it is about performance; as much about who you are as what you do."
            - President Barack Obama

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              Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
              I fear the actual percentage of imbeciles is much higher than that.
              Yeah. I know.

              Georgia Governor announced they’re going to open back up gyms and hair salons this coming Friday.

              Given the aspirating, sweating of #Gymlife and the close proximity of hair salons, how is this much different than standing in a puddle of water while connecting two live wires?
              “Nobody teaches life anything.” - Gabriel García Márquez

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                Originally posted by NyQuil View Post
                At least after laying in bed angrily from 8-9 this morning I did eventaully fall back asleep until 1130. Oh well, five hours is greater than three.

                Good that NYC appears to be slowing down. Monroe County still looks like its peaking or still yet to peak.

                https://mappingmonroe.maps.arcgis.co...896b3e8950e03b



                I realize those numbers aren't mind blowing but you are also talking about a metro area of 1 million people vs 20 million.
                :-sorry-: you are going through this time of torture.

                Originally posted by False1 View Post
                This seemed to be the case with both my uncle and aunt that passed from coronavirus. The ventilator sustained them for a while, but eventually their organs just started shutting down.
                so sorry for your loss False

                Originally posted by Maynerd View Post
                I fear the actual percentage of imbeciles is much higher than that.
                I'm pretty convinced of it sadly...
                “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

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                  I found it interesting to read the back and forth about sheltering in the shore towns. We live in Monmouth County and while North Jersey has hit their peak, as of this weekend, I don't think Central or South has hit their peak ...

                  I was talking to my step mom up at the Cape who is up there alone with my dad having passed early this year. i saw how limited the Cape Cod hospital was in general situations so to think about them trying to deal with this pandemic, is frightening. Another thing to consider is that up at the Cape, a good percentage of the year rounders are high risk as they are elderly.

                  She has said that there are a lot of out of state plates and just hoping they are doing as asked and self-quarantining when they get up there. It has had an effect on the local grocery stores and stuff but she said it's been okay...

                  I've seen these debates about people going out to the Hamptons as well. As I mentioned, it is scary that the shore towns can't support much higher populations in these off times but it's hard for me to fault someone who pays to own a second house and pays taxes for it to use it when they feel it's best for their family' health - it's certainly a tough one and you hope people are responsible about it...just like I'm dependent on neighbors here to be as responsible as possible...

                  tough one for sure...
                  “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

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                    Originally posted by b-ball-lunachick View Post
                    so sorry for your loss False
                    Thank you, and it is good to hear from you. It's been a while, and this forum is better with you in it.

                    Originally posted by b-ball-lunachick View Post
                    I found it interesting to read the back and forth about sheltering in the shore towns. We live in Monmouth County and while North Jersey has hit their peak, as of this weekend, I don't think Central or South has hit their peak ...

                    I was talking to my step mom up at the Cape who is up there alone with my dad having passed early this year. i saw how limited the Cape Cod hospital was in general situations so to think about them trying to deal with this pandemic, is frightening. Another thing to consider is that up at the Cape, a good percentage of the year rounders are high risk as they are elderly.

                    She has said that there are a lot of out of state plates and just hoping they are doing as asked and self-quarantining when they get up there. It has had an effect on the local grocery stores and stuff but she said it's been okay...

                    I've seen these debates about people going out to the Hamptons as well. As I mentioned, it is scary that the shore towns can't support much higher populations in these off times but it's hard for me to fault someone who pays to own a second house and pays taxes for it to use it when they feel it's best for their family' health - it's certainly a tough one and you hope people are responsible about it...just like I'm dependent on neighbors here to be as responsible as possible...

                    tough one for sure...
                    These are legitimate concerns. The points I was making earlier on this subject are not really in opposition to this perspective. Yes, it's a burden on small towns but when all things are considered the issue isn't that people are coming - it's whether or not they are being safe or just exporting some of the same behaviors that contributed to outbreaks in the areas they are fleeing. There should be harsh penalties for those who neglect mitigation requirements, whether they are out-of-towners or locals.

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                      https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts

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                        If only I owned a empty oil super tanker right now.
                        Baseball is life;
                        the rest is just details.

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                          I’ve joined a couple of “Open the US” Facebook groups, just to try to understand what they are actually saying, and who they are listening to. Most of it is just Fox/Trump nonsense, but what I don’t understand is the people who are claiming that all the COVID numbers are inflated. If that were true, what good would that be? Who would that serve? Especially when the whole world is reporting large numbers of cases, what benefit is there to ANYONE of inflating these numbers? I just don’t get it.

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                            Originally posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
                            I’ve joined a couple of “Open the US” Facebook groups, just to try to understand what they are actually saying, and who they are listening to. Most of it is just Fox/Trump nonsense, but what I don’t understand is the people who are claiming that all the COVID numbers are inflated. If that were true, what good would that be? Who would that serve? Especially when the whole world is reporting large numbers of cases, what benefit is there to ANYONE of inflating these numbers? I just don’t get it.
                            My amateur guess would be that the whackadoodle right would argue that the numbers are being overinflated so that "liberal socialist elite governors" can scare "the people" and therefore control them by keeping them locked down in their homes. This is just a stab at it, though, as I admit I don't speak fluent idiot/crazy.
                            I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up.

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                              Turns out the problem at the Smithfield processing plant had nothing to do with working conditions or failures by the company. The problem was Those People.

                              It’s hard to know “what could have been done differently,” a Smithfield spokesperson said, given what she referred to as the plant’s “large immigrant population.”

                              “Living circumstances in certain cultures are different than they are with your traditional American family,” she explained.
                              https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...virus-outbreak
                              Russian warship, go **** yourself

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                                Originally posted by JL25and3 View Post
                                Turns out the problem at the Smithfield processing plant had nothing to do with working conditions or failures by the company. The problem was Those People.



                                https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/smithfield-foods-coronavirus-outbreak
                                Damn glad circumstances and culture don't make my white family live together.

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