Saturday, October 03, 2020

Mr. trump tests positive for the "hoax."


Approximately two days ago (or three days, depending on who you believe) the president of the United States tested positive for COVID-19. Now, like the folks at Esquire Magazine, I have some questions.  

That's it. That's all I've got for my blog post.  

This is all too overwhelming. 

*Image from Mother Jones.

125 comments:

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Seems to me it was inevitable sine he has refused to follow the guidelines that prevent the spread of COVID19. I don't understand why so many people are surprised.

Anonymous said...

It was almost inevitable that Trump would catch COVID, given that he’s basically been doing everything possible to catch it. Remember, masks are for pussies, guys. But the timing, right before the election, is just ...

*chef’s kiss* Ç'est magnifique!

mike from iowa said...

In honour of the dumbfucker in Walter Reed Hospital due to his own stoopidity, all Americans, with the exception of magats, should take a victory lap all around America.

Kismet finally caught up with the infected orange ass.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Mike, I'm sure about that, but when/if Biden is declared the winner, there will be dancing in the streets (with masks).

dinthebeast said...

I, for one, wish him a full and speedy recovery so that he can lose the election fair and square and then live long enough to serve at least most of his prison sentence, where since he has already had the virus, he won't need special treatment to avoid it.

So, just curious, how many Republican "Masque of the Red Death" senators need to be quarantined to derail the appointment of the handmaid to the supreme court, and please god don't make the goddamn vote depend on Susan the fuck Collins.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

"Mike, I'm sure about that, but when/if Biden is declared the winner, there will be dancing in the streets (with masks)."

In still remember the night in 2008 when they declared Obama the winner, there were literally people singing and dancing in Peralta street in the depths of West Oakland.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

Jeh Johnson is saying that the next five people in the line of succession should be in quarantine for the stability of the government.
Kinda makes sense, given how many covid cases are coming to light at the top of the Fergus administration.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

mike from iowa said...

At least 4, Doug. They have 53 and Pence the rubber stamp. They need 51 votes to seat another unqualified justice. 50 does them no good and Pence can onkly vote to break a 50-50 tie.

There is always A danger McCTurtlefuckface wioll change the rules again and blame Libs for it.

mike from iowa said...

7k moar dead bodies for drumpf's body count to surpass 2 milestones in consecutive days....

United States
Coronavirus Cases:
7,592,273
Deaths:
214,089

Half a million bodies here we come and I promise to count drumpf's obese demise as 1 dead body, but the most important one. It is like the keystone that holds all the rest of drumpf's body count in place.

Anonymous said...

“So, just curious, how many Republican ‘Masque of the Red Death’ senators need to be quarantined to derail the appointment of the handmaid to the supreme court”

Four, in absolute terms.

Although, for what it’s worth, Collins and Murkowski have said they won’t vote to confirm Barrett before the election. So, if they don’t turn into jellyfish (yes, I know, that’s asking a lot), it actually leaves Mitch with a margin of only two COVID casualties before he’s fucked and can’t hold the vote.

Currently, there have already been three Republican senators infected.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Trump has now made his doctor lie and say Trump has not known he was infected for the last 72 hours, because that is a really bad look.

At least, that is how I am interpreting this latest statement to the press.

Anonymous said...

I see that the QAnoners are handling Trump’s COVID diagnosis well. They interpreted a tweet he wrote before going into the hospital, which said “ We will get through this TOGETHER!” as really meaning “We will get through this TO GET HER!”

See, it’s code, for Trump’s secret plan to pretend to have COVID in order to GET Hillary Clinton, pedophile ringleader that she is. Trump is playing the long game!

This would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that morons like these are ruining our country and should all be placed in secured mental facilities.

mike from iowa said...

Doug, this might be of interest to you and all of us wanting to stop wingnuts push to stack the SPOTUS.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/three-gop-senators-are-d-democrats-can-now-seize-control-of-the-senate/

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Where are all the trolls? Maybe they got nothing to say since their great one has shown he is mortal and totally incompetent.

Anonymous said...

Us "trolls" (anti-woke people who think instead of emote) are watching Trump's October surprise develop right before your very eyes.

field negro said...

Color me surprised.It worked.😀

PilotX said...

“Us "trolls" (anti-woke people who think instead of emote) are watching Trump's October surprise develop right before your very eyes.“

His death?🤔

Anonymous said...

“Us ‘trolls’ (anti-woke people who think instead of emote)”

Yeah, you’re the deep “thinkers,” alright. Tell me, do you know how COVID is going to help Trump TO GET HER?

From where I’m sitting, the only “October surprise” was delivered by the virus. You know, the virus that Trump claimed was going away, like a miracle, in the summer.

Guess not.

Anonymous said...

Chances of dying. The CFR for his age demographic ranges anywhere between 4%-18% depending on which study you reference. His risk increases because he's obese, has high cholesterol (taking a statin), male, high stress occupation, and probably other undisclosed health conditions.

Treatment. He's getting the full gamut of available therapies for covid from a top hospital. He even has access to experimental drugs like the monoclonal antibodies he is now on. Being treated early in the course of the disease gives him the best chance. This access to the best treatments from the best doctors are not available to most Americans.

The monoclonal antibodies are made by Regeneron. The CEO is Leonard Schleifer who has known Trump for years. If Trump makes it out alive, Schleifer will a multi-billionaire. People with covid will demand, "gimme the Trump treatment!"

If Trump makes it out alive, he will be viewed as a "winner" and the monoclonal antibodies will be touted as the "cure" he promised. "It will all go away" "See, I told you so"

Also, if he survives and changes his behavior towards a more "presidential" demeanor in stark contrast to his recent debate performance, he will be seen as having redemption and a changed man bringing a miracle cure to the masses. He'll be like Jesus.

I hope to be wrong.

-MM

PilotX said...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YFFo7xz69t0

What did Malcolm say about chickens coming home to roost.

PilotX said...

“He'll be like Jesus.“

He’s already Jesus to these fools.

Anonymous said...

“If Trump makes it out alive, he will be viewed as a "winner" and the monoclonal antibodies will be touted as the ‘cure’ he promised.”

Except monoclonal antibodies aren’t a cure. At best, they’re a partially effective treatment that promise to reduce the death rate.

And except that Trump had jack shit to do with the drug and in fact promoted hydroxychloroquine instead, which didn’t work at all.

And so many people will still keep dying even with monoclonal antibodies available, because Trump is a gigantic, embarrassing failure. And him getting sick is just very prominent evidence of that failure.

Whether or not he dies, his trip to the hospital takes the election focus back to “Trump let 200,000 Americans die of disease” and away from “rampaging Negroes and Antifa are gonna burn your suburb down!”

And that is very much not where Trump wants things to be.

Anonymous said...

Trump is sick now and that is the reaction. But what if he survives? Note how the media has stories of covid survivors' heroic struggle of overcoming the odds. If he lives, he will be a "hero". Note Trumps current video message from Walter Reed where he's already laying the groundwork of a "miracle" "from God" in reference to the Regeneron and Gilead drugs he is taking.

Surviving and having taken Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies has more to do with its value as propaganda rather than its actual efficacy. Keep in mind Trump is a con artist which facts don't matter . Note the recent disclosure of his finances where he made his money with multi-level marketing companies.
--MM

Anonymous said...

And the jokes just keep on coming.

From @scott_bowser on Twitter:

“I will Venmo $100 to the first Walter Reed staffer that dresses up like Herman Cain and warns him that he’s going to be visited by three ghosts tonight.”

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said....

I hope to be wrong.

-MM

10:22
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I think the only people that will be influenced by your scenario are members of Trump's cult. These are people who will vote for Trump no matter what he does. The rest of us have experienced four years of Trump and we have had enough.

Paradoctor said...

His karma ran over his dogma.

Paradoctor said...

"Us trolls"?
This is the first time I've seen them identify themselves as such. Oops?

"anti-woke people"?
What's anti-woke? Is it the effect of anti-sleep?

dinthebeast said...

The damn fool had symptoms fucking Wednesday. Everyone he's had contact with since then needs to be tested and contact traced.
But of course under Fergus' "the pandemic is over (tm)" propaganda campaign, they can't do that.
Or even if they do, they can't tell anyone about it.
So all of those regular workers and staff that had no choice but to come in contact with him while he refused to wear a goddamn mask are all in danger of having been infected.
If even one of them dies, he should be charged with negligent homicide.
And there are warnings on Twitter from Britons who want us to remember how Boris the fuck Johnson got a wave of sympathy after his recovery that enabled him to further bugger their government.
Fergus will try his ass off to turn this into a life boat, and we have to be ready to burn that motherfucker.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

“Boris the fuck Johnson got a wave of sympathy after his recovery that enabled him to further bugger their government.”

Boris the fuck Johnson admittedly didn’t do a good job with Britain’s COVID response, but at least he fucking tried to offer a response. He didn’t, you know, pretend the virus wasn’t real and actively try to sabotage everyone who was trying to save lives and prevent massive job losses.

Trump wasn’t just inept — he acted like an actual accomplice to the virus for months on end, spreading misinformation and blocking federal action that could have saved huge numbers of lives.

I’m sorry, but I don’t think these two situations are remotely comparable. Nobody’s except the hardcore Kool-Aid drinkers is going to muster even an ounce of sympathy for Mr. “COVID Is Just The Flu” if it turns out he has a very un-flu-like experience.

mike from iowa said...

'SNL' host Chris Rock on Trump diagnosis: 'My heart goes out to COVID'

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Well and truly played.

Anonymous said...

The critical period is not the first 48 hours as Meadows claims. It's at 7-10 days when the patient feels better then declines precipitously.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/03/health/Covid-trump-treatments.html

"Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, said he would be surprised if Mr. Trump were feeling better as quickly as Dr. Conley had suggested. What often happens, he said, is that a patient will be discharged from the hospital but then, a week later, get much worse and have to be readmitted.

“What we call ‘falling off a cliff’ is usually a week to 10 days into the course,” he said."
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So check on Trump's condition this coming Wednesday-Saturday.

--MM

mike from iowa said...

At least drumpf can't bill the country for his hospital stay.

StillaPanther2 said...

I don’t trust nothing coming from that camp on the right. Too many things are falling in place. I was a young man when I saw many basketball games won by UNC Tarheels by the use of a tactic called the Four Corners. This tactic was performed by a young Phil Ford. The object was to run the clock out after you get ahead early in the game. Phil would dribble the ball damn near a whole game. Trump needed a way to eat up time because he had no way to gain any popular votes from the undecideds after that debacle in the debates. That image of a red faced angry white man had to be erased from the memories of easily swayed Americans. NOW, after his stay in Walter Reed, the voters will forget one image and replace it with another. The solemn looking sick man walking to his helicopter for his trip to the hospital in a picture the Right wants you to remember. All the humane pictures from the hospital. These picture-taking positives will take us to the ballot box with sympathy for a man that have abused this nation for four years. We will forget all the shi# we endured because Americans loves the underdog. Donald Trump and the “Four Corners”.

Anonymous said...

Rand Paul has COVID.

That SCOTUS confirmation vote ain’t happening for a while.

Can Dems make the delay last until next year?

Anonymous said...

Despite doctors’ earlier rosy statements about Trump’s health condition, they have now admitted he is on oxygen.

Paradoctor said...

I wish the President a speedy recovery, a crushing defeat, and a lengthy prison sentence. May he live long and not prosper.

mike from iowa said...

Can Dems make the delay last until next year?

Won't matter. McCTurtlefuckface will allow senate hearings remotely to get this POS human stain on the court to preserve drumpf and wingnut's pastey white utopia.

Anonymous said...

Hydroxychloroquine + Z-Pack works!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Rand Paul has COVID.

That SCOTUS confirmation vote ain’t happening for a while.

Can Dems make the delay last until next year?

12:17 PM

No and she will be confirmed to SCOTUS by years end.

Anonymous said...

“Won't matter. McCTurtlefuckface will allow senate hearings remotely to get this POS human stain on the court to preserve drumpf and wingnut's pastey white utopia.”

Not so fast.

McTurtlefuckface can’t simply “allow” remote voting by his royal decree. That requires a change to Senate procedure, which requires an in-person vote, which requires ...

Curses! Foiled by COVID again!

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

StillaPanther2 said...

I don’t trust nothing coming from that camp on the right.

Trump needed a way to eat up time because he had no way to gain any popular votes from the undecideds after that debacle in the debates. All the humane pictures from the hospital. These picture-taking positives will take us to the ballot box with sympathy for a man that have abused this nation for four years. We will forget all the shi# we endured because Americans loves
the underdog.

11:16 AM
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I hope your scenario does not happen, and I doubt it will. I think that too many people have suffered too much under Trump's four-year reign of terror for his illness to garner much sympathy except from his base. And they were already going to vote for him.

If you go to some of the major websites, such as The Hill, Politico, Political Wire, etc. and read the comments you will find that most of people are saying that Trump has gotten what he deserved for failing to follow the basic guidelines that likely Would have kept him well.

So many of us who don't support Donald Trump (including me) are mad as hell and won't under any circumstances vote for him,

There is no guarantee that Trump will still be alive by October third. It appears he is much sicker than officials are acknowledging, so it could go either way.

I hope he lives so he can stand trial for his many crimes.

Anonymous said...

H1N1, SARs, MERs, the country was never shut down and civil liberties infringed upon. Covid-19 is SCAMDEMIC to control the masses. Is Trump really infected?? The dems will stop at nothing to seize power and launch New World Order.......

Anonymous said...

"H1N1, SARs, MERs, the country was never shut down and civil liberties infringed upon. Covid-19 is SCAMDEMIC to control the masses. Is Trump really infected?? The dems will stop at nothing to seize power and launch New World Order......."

H1N1 isn't as deadly as COVID-19. SARS and MERS didn't go truly global and didn't infect the US.

These are not fair comparisons.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

H1N1, SARs, MERs, the country was never shut down and civil liberties infringed upon. Covid-19 is SCAMDEMIC to control the masses. Is Trump really infected?? The dems will stop at nothing to seize power and launch New World Order.......

3:33 PM
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Hey, Boris, how's the weather in Moscow?

Anonymous said...

Who's Funding Shady Ballot Harvesting Schemes? What Is the "Center for Tech and Civic Life?"

https://www.unz.com/mmalkin/whos-funding-shady-ballot-harvesting-schemes-what-is-the-center-for-tech-and-civic-life/

Anonymous said...

CONTROLLA VIRUS

mike from iowa said...

W/O bothering to look at or waste my time debunking Malkin bullshit myth I call it bullshit.

The story about finding mail in a Wisconsin ditch is true. What is not known is how many, if ny ballots were in the mail and whether they were going out to voters or being returned. There was all kinds of other mail involved according to county sheriff's officials.

anotherbozo said...

I liked Charley's question no. 9:

Does the White House have enough roosts for all these returning chickens?

Interested to see whether the Asshole-in-Chief is in any way chastened by this reminder of his fallibility. He's shown gratitude (sincere, maybe!) toward the thoughts and prayers (sincere, hopelessly) of his cult members, but that may be the only evidence of "softening" we'll see. A sociopath is a sociopath is a sociopath.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

CONTROLLA VIRUS

4:42 PM
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Yes it's a controlla virus all right. Today it's controlling Trump, his campaign staff, his White House Staff, and his wife!

mike from iowa said...

Fucking moron drumpf decided to leave WRH and go joy riding around to wave at admirers and endanger SS agents with the threat of covid.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/covid-positive-trump-ignores-cdc-advice-to-take-joyride-with-grim-secret-service-agents-in-tow?ref=home

Had your dose of drumpf, yet? Maybe he will deliver it personally.

Anonymous said...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/04/donald-trump-covid-19-what-we-know-steroid-dexamethasone/3616811001/

Usually dexamethasone (anti-inflamatory) is given around the 7-10th day when the patient starts declining due to an overwhelming inflammatory response where the body overcompensates to fight the infection.

2 possibilities:

1. The doctors are using an abundance of caution to prevent an upcoming inflammatory reaction as the article says. The problem is if dexamethasone is given too early, it may hinder the body's natural response to fight the virus. Prophylactic use in this case is just bad medical practice.

2. Trump is actually having enough of an inflammatory response shown in chest x-rays and low oxygen levels to require dexamethasone to prevent a cytokine storm. This level of inflammation requiring dexamethasone typically happens around 7-10 days from the start of the first symptoms. Its only been a couple days since symptoms were first reported. For the kind of top notch care he's been getting, this would be an unusually rapid decline.

If this is not the result of an unusually rapid decline, this suggests Trump was symptomatic before the debate on Tuesday, but decided to cover up his symptoms so he can do the debate. Note during the debate, all of Trump's family members took off their masks when they sat down, except for Melania who kept hers on. Why didn't Melania show solidarity with the other family members? Did she know she was infected then?

Maybe these contradictions from Trumps doctor, Meadows and Walter Reed is related to them trying to cover up when Trump knew he was sick with covid. It would explain why Meadows said the next 48 hours were critical... because Trump had symptoms for about 6-8 days already.

Another article explaining why giving dexamethasone means a more serious illness:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/10/04/trumps-treatments-suggest-more-suerious-covid-19-case-than-reported/3617050001/

--MM

PilotX said...

"Hydroxychloroquine + Z-Pack works!!"

Interesting trump isn't taking it. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Shocking that ANYONE thinks that Russia is bothering to have stuff posted here.

But not surprising.  You people are amazingly stupid.  You'll believe anything your designated opinion-givers tell you.

dinthebeast said...

All of the treatments he has been reported to be receiving indicate a more severe case of COVID-19. The use of dexamethasone carries the risk of suppressing immune response, and is therefore not indicated for mild to moderate symptoms, and recently was featured in the media as a treatment for patients who had adverse reactions to being on ventilators. It's not a treatment for mild symptoms.

But the damn fool took a ride in the presidential SUV today to be seen by his idiot fans, which is all kinds of fucked up again because said SUV has an extreme seal on the interior atmosphere as a defense against chemical attacks, so whoever had to drive the damn thing, unless they were in a full hazmat suit with scuba gear was unnecessarily exposed to the fucking plague.

And the whole "he's feeling better and might be released tomorrow" shtick is kinda dumb. We know he's been symptomatic since Wednesday, and that he tested positive Thursday afternoon, but waited to announce it until a more reliable test confirmed his infection, but we also know that COVID-19 doesn't just go away after six days, and he is very likely to have not seen the worst of it yet.

So that doesn't even make sense as a campaign lie: when his condition tanks again it will just put more punctuation on the fact that every damn thing he has said about the pandemic has been a fucking lie, and that he can't even keep himself from lying about his own damn sickness, so there's no fucking way he can be trusted with anyone else's health.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Anonymous said...

"And the whole 'he's feeling better and might be released tomorrow' shtick is kinda dumb. We know he's been symptomatic since Wednesday, and that he tested positive Thursday afternoon, but waited to announce it until a more reliable test confirmed his infection, but we also know that COVID-19 doesn't just go away after six days, and he is very likely to have not seen the worst of it yet."

It's hard to know what to believe here. But my guess is that Trump was basically forced to go to the hospital, under protest, and that he demanded to be shot full of every available drug and to be sent home at the earliest available opportunity, whether that's safe or not.

Because Trump feels COVID will make him look weak, and he'll do anything to avoid looking weak. And also because admitting that he got severe COVID would mean there is such a thing as severe COVID and that it's not just the flu and therefore OMG LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE YOU LYING BASTARD YOU KILLED 200,000 PEOPLE.

Trump is almost certainly a nightmare patient for doctors to have to deal with. This is a guy who believes that exercise is bad for you. I only wish I were making that up. And it goes without saying that he has absolutely no compunction about exposing other people to the his infection in the course of stunts contrived to prove he is healthy and strong.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

Shocking that ANYONE thinks that Russia is bothering to have stuff posted here.

But not surprising. You people are amazingly stupid. You'll believe anything your designated opinion-givers tell you.

9:03 PM
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Not at all shocking when you realize that the Russians are targeting the Black community in the United States. This is a blog that is read by many Black people.

Google the topic if you don't believe me.

A normal person said...

Democrats hate law enforcement. They have a long and ignoble history of it. Yet now we are supposed to believe they actually care about law enforcement.
#Toomuchgaslighting

A normal person said...

Hey granny, I saw a poll that Biden is leading Trump by 500 million percent. You should believe it.

Anonymous said...

Democrat = Marxist

Anonymous said...

Socialism leads to Communism......

Anonymous said...

37 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago this weekend Five people were killed in separate shootings, while four teenagers were among the weekend’s wounded. All black on black violence.


NOBODY COULD GIVE A RAT'S ASS. WHERE IS THE ANGER?

Anonymous said...

Black Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd fatally shot in Atlanta, police say in continuing negro violence:


https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/04/entertainment/thomas-jefferson-byrd-killed-atlanta/index.html

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

The trolls are back!

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

A normal person said...

Hey granny, I saw a poll that Biden is leading Trump by 500 million percent. You should believe it.

7:18 AM
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I know you don't believe in math or science, I know, I know, you don't believe in polls either. LOL!

While Joe Biden’s 14-point lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race is the headline from the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the most interesting finding is that Biden has seen an increase favorability ratings:
In January, Biden’s net favorability rating was -10.
In August, it ticked down to -6.
In September, it fell further to -2.
Now, in October, Biden has a positive net favorabilty of +2.
politicowire.com

Anonymous said...


‘There Is A Balm in Gilead’ ---God has got a healing for 45. Be encouraged; by HIS stripes we are heal.

ADOS- ( An anointed Christian African Descendant of Slave)


But for HIS mercy all of you haven't caught it!

mike from iowa said...

Looks like Medicare drug cost might jump nearly 25 bucks this year, which is higher than any COLA I have received since getting disability/SS payments. Two years ago cost increases in drugs and Medicare cost me all of my COLA plus an extra three dollars from SS check. I get by ith what I get, but don't need to lose any of what I have.

Anonymous said...

Not at all shocking when you realize that the Russians are targeting the Black community in the United States.

It takes some major stupidity to believe that Russians give one scintilla of an iota of a smidgen of a fuck about blacks, in or out of the United States.  What on earth would it benefit them?

All this "muh Russia" stuff is about keeping stupid f'ers like you from realizing that the "collusion" hoax was actually a hoax.  You're dumb enough to keep believing, even after all the evidence is in.

mike from iowa said...

If there really was a god, neither drumpf or you stoopid fucking voters of his would exist. You are all abominations of your alleged saviour's words and deeds.

mike from iowa said...

Collusion was laid out in Mueller's report as patently obvious and is still going on. It should have been charged as a criminal act and if Dems get control of the government this fall you'll see wingnuts jumping around like spit in a hot skillet.

Anonymous said...

HE won’t leave you no forsake you; hold on don’t give up- keep on believing.

Anonymous said...

HE won’t leave you NOR forsake you; hold on don’t give up- keep on believing.

mike from iowa said...

'Nuther Project Veritas sting blows up due to incompetence on everyone's part...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/budget-james-bond-infiltrates-the-left-for-james-okeefe-and-project-veritas

Of it says Project veritas, you know its bullshit fake.

mike from iowa said...

drumpf's liar in chief, Kaleigh McEnunbskull, tests positive for covid. Another devout disbeliever has been cionverted.

mike from iowa said...

Led Zep wins Stairway to Heaven copyright case as Scotus refuses to intervene.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/led-zeppelin-win-stairway-heaven-153218849.html

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said....

"But for HIS mercy all of you haven't caught it!

10:56 AM
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But for Trump's uncomprehendible decision to nothing about preparing for the pandemic, at least a hundred-thousand Americans would not have died.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not at all shocking when you realize that the Russians are targeting the Black community in the United States.

It takes some major stupidity to believe that Russians give one scintilla of an iota of a smidgen of a fuck about blacks, in or out of the United States. What on earth would it benefit them?

All this "muh Russia" stuff is about keeping stupid f'ers like you from realizing that the "collusion" hoax was actually a hoax. You're dumb enough to keep believing, even after all the evidence is in.

10:58 AM
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Hey, Anon, You are the one who suffers from major stupidity. For proof, see the websites listed below. Deny all you want but the truth is still the truth.

https://www.businessinsider.com/weissmann-russia-election-meddling-much-worse-than-pearl-harbor-2020-10

https://theconversation.com/fact-check-us-what-is-the-impact-of-russian-interference-in-the-us-presidential-election-146711

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/new-evidence-shows-how-russias-election-interference-has-gotten-more

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russia-black-lives-matter-election-interference-politics

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/sep/06/racism-prime-subject-for-russian-trolls-this/

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking that ANYONE thinks that Russia is bothering to have stuff posted here.

But not surprising. You people are amazingly stupid. You'll believe anything your designated opinion-givers tell you.

9:03 PM
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Do yourself a favor and become informed.

https://www.businessinsider.com/weissmann-russia-election-meddling-much-worse-than-pearl-harbor-2020-10

https://theconversation.com/fact-check-us-what-is-the-impact-of-russian-interference-in-the-us-presidential-election-146711

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/new-evidence-shows-how-russias-election-interference-has-gotten-more

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russia-black-lives-matter-election-interference-politics

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/sep/06/racism-prime-subject-for-russian-trolls-this/

1:34 PM

Anonymous said...

“It takes some major stupidity to believe that Russians give one scintilla of an iota of a smidgen of a fuck about blacks, in or out of the United States. What on earth would it benefit them?”

Putin doesn’t give a fuck about blacks, per se.

But what he does care about is the United States blocking his territorial ambitions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He wants a stupid, incompetent US president who will not stand in Russia’s way in invading or dominating those territories, a president who will act in Russia’s long-term interests, not America’s. In short, Putin wants an “America Last” president, and that is exactly what Trump is, despite his rhetoric to the contrary, when it comes to foreign policy.

Because Putin wants Trump to be president, and most blacks won’t vote for him, Russia is targeting them with propaganda to discourage blacks from voting at all.

Here endeth the lesson.

PilotX said...

“Because Putin wants Trump to be president, and most blacks won’t vote for him, Russia is targeting them with propaganda to discourage blacks from voting at all.“

You had to explain Russian foreign policy to a Russian.😂

Anonymous said...

“You had to explain Russian foreign policy to a Russian.��”

Haha. Yeah, he’s probably not a Russian, just a garden-variety racist MAGA hatter.

dinthebeast said...

"Led Zep wins Stairway to Heaven copyright case as Scotus refuses to intervene."

Here, Rick Beato, who is very knowledgeable about how music works, explains why the Spirit lawsuit was bogus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MBKJDmE-OQ

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

The evolution of Fergus' covid statements:

Aaron Rupar
@atrupar
Trump’s Covid messaging:

JAN: It’s under control
FEB: It’s a hoax
MARCH: Packed churches by Easter
APRIL: It’s going away
MAY: Time to open up
JUNE: Just embers
JULY: Time to open schools
AUG: Other countries are worse
SEPT: Vaccines coming soon!
OCT: *tweeting from the hospital*

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Paradoctor said...

I expand upon a previous post of mine on this thread:


I wish the President a speedy recovery and a crushing defeat. May his long stay in prison protect him from his shady creditors. May he live long and not prosper.

Dear Covid: Stand back and stand down. Let us humans handle this.

dinthebeast said...

The supremes refused to hear Kim Davis' case after a lower court held that she did not have qualified immunity from being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses.
Thomas and Alito yawped about how the marriage rights decision was bad, but agreed not to hear Ms. Davis' case.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

mike from iowa said...

Thanks for that educational link about chord progressions, Doug.

Anonymous said...

Trump wants you to know he has learned a valuable lesson about the seriousness of COVID-19 and the importance of preventing its spread, after contracting it himself.

Also, he is still not wearing masks because the most important thing is to not look like a pussy.

Anonymous said...

One of the adverse reactions from dexamethasone is psychiatric.

Excerpts from:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/donald-trump-dexamethasone-coronavirus-treatment-walter-reed-michele-dauber-b809640.html

MSNBC’s medical correspondent Dr John Torres said on Sunday that the president being administered dexamethasone is a sign that his case is more severe than he has told the US public.

In a later tweet, Ms Dauber criticised the short trip, and claimed that the president’s decision was possibly a “symptom” of dexamethasone.

She tweeted:
I think the drive by thing he just did is potentially a symptom of Dexamethasone. In addition to warning of mood changes my surgeon told me it makes you feel like I could bike up Mt. Tam or run a marathon right after brain surgery when I still had staples in my head.
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This kind of drug reaction is not good for someone who is a narcissistic sociopath.
--MM

Anonymous said...

“In a later tweet, Ms Dauber criticised the short trip, and claimed that the president’s decision was possibly a ‘symptom’ of dexamethasone.”

It could also be a symptom of Trump being a monumental asshole, which is a chronic condition that has afflicted him since birth.

dinthebeast said...

If Fergus has it, how could you tell?

Third of Covid Patients Had Altered Mental State

October 5, 2020 at 6:15 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 483 Comments

“Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium to unresponsiveness — in the largest study to date of neurological symptoms among coronavirus patients in an American hospital system,” the New York Times reports.


-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

So far, ABC News has confirmed 17 individuals who have been on the White House grounds or in contact with President Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House is not doing contact tracing on them.

"Thanks for that educational link about chord progressions, Doug."

Rick Beato is just about the smartest guy you'll ever run across when it comes to music.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Dinthebeast said....

So far, ABC News has confirmed 17 individuals who have been on the White House grounds or in contact with President Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House is not doing contact tracing on them.

9:00 PM
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Did we expect them to do contact tracing? Not really. Trump wants us all to die.

dinthebeast said...

One of Fergus' idiot sons testified under oath today regarding the Trump organization's questionable tax and accounting practices and their legality or lack thereof.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Flying Junior said...

Since I went to the trouble of earning a B.A. in Music Technology I fell I must weigh in. Rick Beato is right, of course. But honestly, guitarists! What did he call it, a line cliche? Believe me, he's on the right track. But it's actually a type of descending tetrachord. (Four-note scale.) In most cases it is technically a bass line.

The most typical descending tetrachord in A-minor would be all white notes. A-G-F-E ending on the dominant. The finest modern example of this ancient musical motive would have to be Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream in the key of D-minor.

String players and keyboardists alike have been fascinated by the many possibilities of this type of descending bass line. Technically the Led Zeppelin bass line has five notes because it is very chromatic. It is of interest because it avoids landing on the dominant.

It turns out there are many examples of this in classical music. I would, however, hazard a guess that all of the troubadours with lutes and guitars going back to the time of Shakespeare very likely experimented with these musical forms. Alas, it's lost to history. Only a handful of composers for the 16th century lute were ever preserved.

Another musical name for a similar structure is a Lament Bass. I can't tell you exactly where to look for it. But I remember learning about it one day in music class in relation to the Monteverdi Opera Il Combattimiento di Tancredi et Clorinda. I know an organ composition by Dietrich Buxtehude which contains elements very similar to the Led Zeppelin composition known as the Chromatic Fugue. This fugue is written in D-minor but quicky transitions to the sub-dominant, A-minor. As the melody line descends A-G#-G-F#-F-E in a fashion similar to Stairway the composer ticks off the same chords. A-minor, E/G#, C/G,D/F#,F/A.

This motive which really defines a musical form has been very popular with composers of many different cultures over the centuries. There exist several studies of this in C-minor by Beethoven. It does not take an encyclopedia of knowledge to think of other examples both ancient and modern.

Flying Junior said...

You know, Trump is behaving very badly with this "miracle recovery." He is telling people not to fear Covid. "Don't let it control your life." He shrugs off the disease as if all of the panic by democrats was unfounded.

His followers are just dumb enough to believe him. They are hanging on to every word. The pretty FOX News hostess tells us that Trump has experienced Covid first-hand. "Joe Biden can't say that. He hasn't had it yet." As if Trump intentionally infected himself just to prove that it's no big deal.

The fucking dog was at Walter Reed with the finest physicians and scientists that have been battling this dangerous virus. He probably ran up a hospital bill of nearly one million $$. He immediately got IV Rendesivir, he got the most powerful steroids available, antibody therapy and probably some other medications thrown in. Yet he wants his followers not to worry about Covid. He licked it. So can they.

He's a fucking demon I tell you.

Flying Junior said...

There really is a great deal of anti-science out there that is directed at the consumers of right-wing propaganda. Just this week, a wing-nut in all seriousness tried to convince me that a surgical mask is useless in protecting against the spread of the disease. He tried to explain it to me by talking about the diameter of the virus molecules. They really believe that the democratic response is a hoax and Trump's more laissez-faire was much more scientifically sound. It's not worth getting into the extenr of their disinformation campaign. But it is real.

Anonymous said...

"Did we expect them to do contact tracing?

9:31 PM

Why do contact tracing when you didn't have the virus?

Anonymous said...

Well we have the negro "murder virus" and it seems to keep spreading rapidly!
Look at the murder rate in all cities that have larger concentrations of colored.

Anonymous said...

There’s enough evidence to show the real reason Trump was released from the hospital when most people with Covid should still be in the hospital.

First, Trump cannot be seen as sick. Mary Trump mentioned how sickness in the Trump family is unacceptable.

Mary Trump Says President Sees Illness as Sign of Unforgivable Weakness
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/05/mary-trump-says-president-sees-illness-as-sign-of-unforgivable-weakness

Trump needs to appear strong.

With Trump, there’s no such thing as “doctor’s orders”. Trump gives the orders around Walter Reed. With Trump, he will expect the doctors to come up with a treatment that hides his symptoms so he can go back to work campaigning. Trump is focused on winning the election. He cannot be a “loser”.

Having a fever means he is sick and is a “loser”. Low energy does not convey the strength of a strongman. The fever has got to go.

Trump will order the doctors to get rid of the symptoms while curing the disease so he can be discharged right away and back to campaigning. The problem is this is in conflict with medical protocols developed over the course of the last 6 months. You generally want to let the fever run its course. The fever is due to the body revving up the production of antibodies to fight the virus.

So after the docs educate Trump about all the medical options, Trump would order the doctors to give him the the monoclonal antibodies and dexamethasone therapy.

Though not widely known, Dexamethasone also functions as a fever reducer. The dex for Trump is to get rid of the fever. But fever suppression also means Trump’s natural immune response is suppressed. With suppressed immune response, Trump would not be able to produce natural antibodies to fight the virus. That’s where the monoclonal antibodies come in to replace Trump’s suppressed antibody production from the dexamethasone.

Dexamethasone has the added effect of mood enhancement. It’s a common effect of steroids to enhance mood. Feels great. Check out Trump’s demonstration of strength after he got out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiUk03MUfs

He’s giving the undecided voter confidence that he is strong and covid is nothing.

Trump tweeted: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”

When Trump says he feels good, believe it. It’s the dexamethasone. The steroid high will enable him to lie better and bigger. There’s still a significant portion of voters who are “undecided” (~5% currently). They’re undecided for a reason. They are ignorant and can be swayed by big lies. Trump now has the energy to big up his lies.

The one-time infusion of monoclonal antibodies lasts 4-6 weeks which should last at least to election day. The doctors are keeping him on dexamethasone for now.

This is huge gamble and may backfire. Monoclonal antibodies aren’t meant to be used to replace a steroidal suppression of immune function. If the monoclonal antibodies don’t work as well as they should, the virus may replicate out of control. This may cause a more serious illness affecting the vascular system and other organs that would be life-threatening. That doesn’t even take into account the possible adverse effects of either drug.

But if this does work, Trump will be successful at deceiving many into thinking Covid is no big deal and the economy should fully open. If successful, there may be enough undecided voters swayed to ensure a close-enough election to be disputed as a “rigged election” as Trump has maintained. Personally, I pray Trump will experience a precipitous decline in his condition and suddenly drop dead.
--MM

mike from iowa said...

Gambler, we are doing drumpf's best to boldly increase his body count daily, except Sundays.....

United States
Coronavirus Cases:
7,680,577
Deaths:
215,081

Moar milestones on the horizon for today.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/06/texas-police-shooting-jonathan-price-shaun-lucas

Pig gets charged with murder for killing black man after tasing him. Allegedly the victim's body jerked because of taser and cop felt threatened and bagged hisself a black man.

mike from iowa said...

drumpf pad corporations 425 billion to offshore 200k jobs.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/promises-made-workers-betrayed-trump-gave-425-billion-in-federal-contracts-to-corporations-that-offshored-200000-jobs/

Is this what make america grate looks like? Fuck magats.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

"Did we expect them to do contact tracing?

9:31 PM

Why do contact tracing when you didn't have the virus?

5:49 AM

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This post makes no sense. Please explain.

Anonymous said...

“This post makes no sense. Please explain.”

It’s more conspiracy theory nonsense.

Allegedly, Donald Trump (and all the people he infected) never had COVID. This is all a ruse, part of his 20-dimensional chess plan to stay in office and GET Hillary Clinton.

That’s the ticket —Trump didn’t get COVID because he is really, really dumb, but because he’s really, really smart! You just don’t know Trump like our dear troll does. Trump’s majestic strategems will soon reveal themselves and then the libtards will all cry! You’ll see!

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

"It’s more conspiracy theory nonsense.

Allegedly, Donald Trump (and all the people he infected) never had COVID. This is all a ruse, part of his 20-dimensional chess plan to stay in office and GET Hillary Clinton.

That’s the ticket —Trump didn’t get COVID because he is really, really dumb, but because he’s really, really smart! You just don’t know Trump like our dear troll does. Trump’s majestic strategems will soon reveal themselves and then the libtards will all cry! You’ll see!"

10:30 AM
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Thank You, Anon. I totally missed what the troll was driving at.

Last night in his brief appearance, Trump looked really sick. I wonder what these conspiracy theory advocates will think if Trump
does not survive this illness that they claim he doesn't have.

mike from iowa said...

Have you stoopid fucking wasicu magats ever stopped to think if you were god's gift to the universe, like you actually believe, NASA would have named black holes white assholes in yer honor?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

“Last night in his brief appearance, Trump looked really sick. I wonder what these conspiracy theory advocates will think if Trump
does not survive this illness that they claim he doesn't have.”


They’ll claim China/BLM/Antifa/Hillary murdered him.

Paradoctor said...

I have a bad feeling about this. I suspect that Trump, who is his own worst enemy, is seeking death. I think that he's trying to hide from justice, in the grave. And I think he will take as many as he can with him.

Anonymous said...

Big Think from Paradoctor.

Parallax said...

If Donald Trump loses it will be to a malevolent proto-genocidal State apparatus — already in total control of the organs of information dissemination and narrative construction — hell-bent on deposing a President whose profanity symbolizes resistance to their total domination.

Paradoctor said...

Parallax describes Trumpism itself. Malevolent, proto-genocidal, hell-bent, profane, domineering.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Parallax said...

If Donald Trump loses it will be to a malevolent proto-genocidal State apparatus — already in total control of the organs of information dissemination and narrative construction — hell-bent on deposing a President whose profanity symbolizes resistance to their total domination.

1:04 PM
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Fake news! How's the weather in Russia or where ever the hell you are?

Anonymous said...

“I suspect that Trump, who is his own worst enemy, is seeking death. I think that he's trying to hide from justice, in the grave.”

If Trump dies, it won’t be because he’s seeking death.

It’ll probably be due to his refusal to follow his doctors’ orders and checking himself out of the hospital too early because he can’t stand to be seen as weak, and because he can’t allow himself to admit that COVID is a potentially life-threatening disease after his months of lies about it being “just the flu.”

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Paradoctor said,,,

Parallax describes Trumpism itself. Malevolent, proto-genocidal, hell-bent, profane, domineering.

1:35 PM
Thanks, Paradoctor, you nailed it.

Granny NPC said...

No you are.

Anonymous said...

Trump’s Christian fundie supporters are going to be pretty surprised when they learn that Trump’s monoclonal antibody treatments came from fetal stem cells. How you feel about your president’s “murdered baby”-based drugs, Bible thumpers?

Anonymous said...

Damn, these wingnuts are despicable. This is what Fox News bubblehead Tomi Lahren tweeted only yesterday:

“Might as well carry a purse with that mask, Joe.”

Trump being infected with COVID-19 resulted in no self-reflection whatsoever.

dinthebeast said...

Flying Junior: You're correct, of course, and we guitarists do feel like we deserve a cookie for being able to simultaneously play a dick simple descending bass line in with what we would probably erroneously characterize at parties as "voice leads".

So, just curious, were the plexiglass dividers at the VP debate a demand from Karen Pence to keep the girl cooties off of her husband?

-Doug in Sugar Pine

dinthebeast said...

RIP Eddie Van Halen. Although I was never one of his rabid fans, there was no denying how good he was. I did cover "Atomic Punk" in a band I played in once, and no, I never did play it correctly.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Flying Junior said...

Harris-Pence should be on helluva match. They are both highly lucid and on top og their games. Since both will be arguing from a place of intelligence this could end up being a referendum on 21st century progressivism vs. alt-right Trumpian conservatism.

Since Pence doesn't have the armor that Trump used such as incapability of self-awareness, negligence or ignorance of any rules or limitations, uncontrolled blunder and testosterone poisoning & cetera, he will have little in his arsenal to deflect from the truth of Kamala Harris' testimony. Harris will dominate and ultimately humiliate Mike Pence.

I thought Harris' team wanted the plexiglass.

Anonymous said...

Harris is an annoying moron. She will be depending on a lot of help from the moderator.

dinthebeast said...

"I thought Harris' team wanted the plexiglass."

I'm sure they did, considering Pence's proximity to the vortex of covid that is the Fergus administration.

They probably also saw Jaime Harrison use one in between himself and Lindsey Graham and thought "Yes. That."

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...

Anonymous said...

Harris is an annoying moron. She will be depending on a lot of help from the moderator.

6:30 PM
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You wish. LOL

Paradoctor said...

Honest Anonymous 1:46:
"If Trump dies, it won’t be because he’s seeking death.
It’ll probably be due to his refusal to follow his doctors’ orders and checking himself out of the hospital too early because he can’t stand to be seen as weak, and because he can’t allow himself to admit that COVID is a potentially life-threatening disease after his months of lies about it being “just the flu.” "

I agree that outwardly he is motivated by pride. No doubt that's how he represents his feelings to himself. And of course the dexamethasone worsens his grandiosity.

But beneath his pride is shame. He can't stand to be seen as weak and a liar, but that's his true self. Therefore he is bad to himself; he defies basic self-care. I call that a death wish. Certainly he has good reasons to hate his life and himself.

That would tempt me to pity him, but I have more pity for his many victims and dupes. He has passed through the moral event horizon.


Gambler2:
"Fake news! How's the weather in Russia or where ever the hell you are?"

That's where he is. In the play "Dr. Faustus", Mephistopheles said, "Why, this is Hell, nor am I out of it." It is folly to take religious metaphors such as Hell literally, but as a name for a state of mind, it fits certain folk aptly.

dinthebeast said...

It's not "if" Fergus dies, it's when, just like everyone else.
It's entirely his doing that he has raised the likelihood of that event happening sooner rather than later, as he certainly has always had the resources to make it otherwise.

-Doug in Sugar Pine