65 thoughts on “Picture This”

  1. fox news on the above:

    Democratic strategist James Carville held no insult back against President Trump during his Friday night appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
    After listing recent polling data that heavily favors Joe Biden over Trump, “Real Time” host Bill Maher began the show’s panel discussion by jokingly asking Carville, “How are the Democrats going to blow it?”
    “I don’t know if we can do it,” Carville responded. “I think of ways, I get up in the middle of the night and I say, ‘Nah, that can’t happen.”
    The MSNBC contributor and former adviser to former President Bill Clinton then tore into Trump, insisting the current commander-in-chief was in a weak position to be re-elected.
    “Look, he’s beaten. He’s feeble, he’s frail, he’s a failure, he’s fat,” Carville said. “The question is not just to beat Trump, we have to eradicate Trumpism. … Right now, we can beat Trumpism. Trump is beaten, he’s done, no chance, but we’ve got to win big enough that the Republican Party never wants to embrace this kind of toxic philosophy again.”
    […]
    Carville later agreed with Maher that the only way Trump can win the election is to “cheat.”
    It’s “the only chance they have,” Carville said.

  2. Measures to protect Trump from coronavirus scale up even as he seeks to move on

    (CNN)President Donald Trump appears ready to move on from a still-raging coronavirus pandemic — skipping the first White House task force briefing in months and moving the event out of the White House itself. But the measures meant to protect him from catching the virus have scaled up dramatically.

    As he seeks to insert rival Joe Biden’s health into the presidential campaign, Trump has voiced escalating concern about how it would appear if he contracted coronavirus and has insisted on steps to protect himself, even as he refuses to wear a mask in public and agitates for large campaign rallies where the virus could spread.

    What a two-faced POS Trump is! I just hate him. 

  3. Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19

    “We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas. It goes after the heart. It goes after the liver, the brain, the kidney and other organs. We didn’t appreciate that in the beginning,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, California.

  4. Working-class white women are turning on Trump

    Surveys in some battleground states have found Biden not just slashing Trump’s lead among working-class white women but overtaking him. In Wisconsin, where Trump beat Clinton among white women without college degrees by a 16-point margin, Marquette University Law School polling has found the president trailing Biden in eight of the nine polls conducted since August 2019.

  5. The Saharan dust cloud has arrived.  Maybe it kills the virus. (Just waiting for SFB’s lie about that.)
    This morning when I walked into the grocery store, there were 3 girls (old enough to drive themselves there) at the Starbucks kiosk with no masks.  The barista was refusing service, so one tried pulling her tee shirt over her face.  Nope! 

  6. Good one Sturg!
    Thank the universe that the Sarharan dust cloud isn’t going to make it to the northeast…  take care BiD and TT (and anyone else in it’s path).

  7. Good job Sturg
     
    The gov. of Texas is a moron — he said if he had known the virus spread so easily he wouldn’t have allowed the bars to re-open…well duh.

  8. They can’t get away with “ignorant”  or “stupid” anymore.  This stuff is willful.

  9. What about the beaches in Galveston — would you have let that be party city on Memorial Day
    what an effin loser —

  10. …turn out the lights, the party’s over.  They say that all, good things must end.  Turn out the lights, the party’s over, because after two or three months you can catch Covid, again.
     
    ^new national anthem?

  11. i’ve noticed that the new magical thinking,  now that deniers have to accept the reality of Covid-19, is the belief that a vaccine is imminent.  i can attest that attempting to contradict that hope will not win you many friends.

  12. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/26/politics/defense-department-july-4-plans/index.html
    Craig, You guys are getting a military flyover on the 4th.   Not sure we need to spend the fuel or money, but it’s happening.  Orange Julius will be spewing lies and nonsense wrapped in the flag and we will foot the bill.   https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/504573-trumps-4th-of-july-celebration-double-the-cost-from-previous-years%3famp
     
    TT -Kaboom Town is shooting fireworks from an undisclosed location (to ward off crowds) and it will stream live on CW 33 at 9:30 on Friday, the 3rd. 

  13. Well we enjoyed our brief moment out but both Napa and Sonoma  counties are showing big increases we are going back to the bunker

  14. Despite my state being a hot-spot, i’m having family, over, today, as they all have agreed to submit to my Covid authoritarianism.  Woe be unto those who approach each other too closely.  
     
    (outdoors, only.  if it rains, they have to wait in their car or leave. Also, masks are required when entering house to use the bathroom)

  15. i leave a bowl or two of soapy water with a washcloth by the common doors and request people wipe as they go, or i’ll do it when i use those doors.  Sanitizer is out on tables and near doors, also.

    (i hit the faucets and switches when they’re not looking, assuming they didn’t. i’ll be wearing a mask in my own goddamned house, too. Oh, and the A/C gets turned off, even though only one person total is permitted in the house at any one time)

  16. Each family brings their own food and serves themselves, so whatever i have in the fridge, for myself? 
     
    If exchanges are made i have an intermediary table where people approach, set the item down, walk away, and then the recipient approaches.  
     
    Honestly, it’s not as bad as it sounds.  You probably sat 6’ away from people at BBQs before all of this, anyway.

  17. OK, here goes…
    Have a good day, i’m going to try (responsibly)😬❤️🇺🇸.

    Oh, i said “each family”, but to be clear, i will only entertain one other household at a time. Mixing multiple households is risky as fuck. OK✌️)

  18. What does concerns mean to Pence?
    One can only imagine.  —  due to the Trump visit too many supporters are now sick and dying or  is it a good look if I am the only person in the room not wearing a mask?

  19. his WH  buddy’s cancelled his trip to monitor the protests.  could it be that “monitor” is newspeak for inspect the bunker?  or stay in my room safely away from contagious people? 

  20. of masks & men, wapo  :

    The maddening aspect of #RealMenWearMasks isn’t the message but what’s behind it: We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.
    “People need face coverings that make them feel stylish, cool, and — yes — even manly,” a Harvard epidemiologist wrote in the Atlantic.
    Men, otherwise, are less inclined to wear masks. A recent study, co-authored by professors at Berkeley and the U.K.’s Middlesex University, found that men resisted for several reasons: They were less likely to believe they’d get sick with the coronavirus (they are actually more likely to get sick), and “Men more than women agree that wearing a face covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness, and a stigma.”
    As a result of this toxic mask-ulinity, we have a whole campaign dedicated to slipping men’s faces into some sexy, sexy N95s.
    Mask shaming men won’t work. Here’s what will,” read the headline of a Los Angeles Times article suggesting ways to “make masks and masculinity a better fit.”
    Do you have an unmasked man in your life? You could, the article suggests, make sure he had some “tough” looking masks, perhaps with “camouflage” or “shark teeth.” Or, you could pull him in with a little “benevolent sexism,” i.e. encouraging him to think of mask-wearing as a “paternalistic” and “chivalrous” act — a way for the mask-wearer to think, “I’m being a hero.”
    Three things:
    First, [screams out window for 12 whole seconds].
    It’s slightly worrisome that, in order for us to survive as a species, spouses and daughters or sons must scour Etsy for Venom-themed masks so that their 52-year-old packaging-engineer husbands and fathers can feel gender-secure when they pop out to Safeway for some milk.

    [continues]

  21. Trump, who tweeted yesterday he canceled his NJ trip to ensure “LAW & ORDER is enforced,” just arrived at his Virginia golf club. It’s the 271st time he has been at one of his golf clubs and 363rd time at one of his properties in his presidency, per CNN tally

    Wonder if NJ requiring quarantine for recent AZ visitors had something to do with it.

  22. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/27/texas-republican-party-convention-coronavirus-houston/And, in 3 weeks, Repugz will hold their party’s coronation of Orange Julius in the new, national hotspot, Houston.   Inside.  No masks.  After which, they will go back to their homes and continue spreading the virus.    

    “The Republican Party isn’t considered a commercial entity…” so they get around the mask requirement. Sure, it’s ~not~ a commercial entity.

     

  23. Ventilators and coffins are much less sexy than masks.   No mask = fragile ego, insecure/false bravado, disrespectful of others, a loser. 

  24. Pence is still, however, coming to Dallas for a “Rally For Freedom” at First Baptist Church…which should not be tax exempt since it is a political outlet. 

  25. Trump has another bad day: We learn he let Putin get away with killing our troops, VP Pence afraid to hold campaign rallies in AZ and Florida, WH removed social distancing stickers at Tulsa rally, and Trump played golf despite saying he was home protecting monuments.

  26. That nasty, blonde, attention-seeking,  hair salon owner is now taking to the airwaves to bitch about bars being closed.  

  27. Ugh SFB loves pootin – the man paying for the assassination of American service personnel

  28.  

     

    Sean Sullivan
     @WaPoSean

    Just in: Biden campaign provides some staff diversity numbers for the first time after he was questioned on it by
    @IAmAmnaNawaz
    : -35% of full-time staff are people of color. -36% of senior staff are people of color. -Both senior staff and full staff are majority of women.

  29. ” Trump played golf despite saying he was home protecting monuments.”
     
    Hummm…something about fiddling while Rome burned,,,,
     
     

  30. There’s something about Marigolds!  There isn’t one to be had in the US right now, except for ONE for $20 and THREE for $33.0 @ Etsy.  NO!

  31. TT –  Buy  some marigold seeds from the cardboard display at the grocery store & start from scratch.   That’s a crazy amount for marigolds, as is the price to stream a new movie so, no, I’ve read the reviews of Jon Stewart’s movie and that will have to suffice for awhile. 

  32. “ There’s something about Marigolds!  There isn’t one to be had in the US right now”-TT
     
    It’s because everyone’s 1st-time victory gardens are getting ravaged by deer.

  33. A good time was had by all.  
     
    Thanks for asking.
     
    (i corrected behavior as necessary unabashedly)

  34. Once that sun hits the horizon, the party’s over, because UV light kills coronavirus.
     
    i STRONGLY RECOMMEND you follow my protocol and socialize safely, as much as you can, this summer, in the sunshine, because winter is going to fucking suck.
     
    ok✌️ (trying to help)

    (Get sunscreen and use it. Get a wide-brimmed hat and use it. Stay hydrated: get a Camelbak or a Nalgene or a Hydroflask or a Yeti and use it. Get one of those silly misting fans at the drugstore and use it. Whatever you gotta do to get out, safely, do it.)

  35. The God of War has decided to make an appearance on the eastern horizon.
     
    Bring it, Mars.  i have washcloths.

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