68 thoughts on “Picture This”

  1. D’ump lost a lot of goper docs with this one.   NYTimes reports:

    After Trump accuses doctors of profiteering, medical professionals push back.
    […]
    “The suggestion that doctors — in the midst of a public health crisis — are overcounting Covid-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous and completely misguided charge,” said Susan R. Bailey, the president of the American Medical Association, in a statement on Friday.
    “Rather than attacking us and lobbing baseless charges at physicians, our leaders should be following the science and urging adherence to the public health steps we know work — wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing,” she added.
    Misleading claims about inflated death counts related to the coronavirus surfaced as early as April.
    Coronavirus cases are rising in Michigan as a third wave of infections spreads across the country. This week, the state recorded a 91 percent increase in new cases from the average two weeks earlier.
    Mr. Trump made a similar false claim about physicians at a campaign rally on Oct. 24 in Wisconsin — another state that has seen a surge in cases this month — when he said that “doctors get more money and hospitals get more money” for reporting more deaths due to the coronavirus.
    That prompted a backlash from organizations including the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
    “These baseless claims not only do a disservice to our health care heroes but promulgate the dangerous wave of misinformation which continues to hinder our nation’s efforts to get the pandemic under control and allow our nation to return to normalcy,” the American College of Emergency Physicians said in a statement on Sunday.
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  2. My family just went through a medical emergency scare with my mother.  She started to bleed and lost a lot of blood.  During the day she stabilized and late yesterday the cause may have been found.  She had been taking large doses of Advil which might be the cause of the problem.
    We need to check on our family members to make sure they are not over medicating.

  3. BB, good news she’s stabilized.  while checking those meds you also might want to check their expiration dates and question side effects when combined with other stuff on the shelf.  a lot of stress going around and causing confusion as well as overdosing to eliminate the anxiety.

  4. BB –  Hope all goes well.
    That movie scared the crap out of me, especially toward the end when he’s in the carriage.  I completely blocked out the singing. 
     
     

  5. I also loved Connery as Harrison Ford’s father in the Raider movies.  But Bond…   shaken not stirred…  there will never really be another.
     
    patd…   I saw Franken live last night.  Obviously he and Bill were not on the same page.  Bill wanted him to be serious….  and Al’s gone back to comedy.

  6. It was also the times which made Connery such a great bond, the Cold War, “Playboy” chic, the spy mystique……he fit right into the mold.   Plus that accent…..

  7. Franken was robbed. He was the senator for our times, set up and robbed with the help of feckless, non-fighting, squishy democrats, who flinched at the first sound of “touchy-feely” and who then were all totally rushing-to-judgement about the whole deal. No one would have defended Franken had he actually been guilty of doing something really skeevey, but he wasn’t. He didn’t even get a hearing.
    Case in point: Sessions‘ recusal.

    Pah.

  8. Sturgeone

    Don’t get me started on the railroad to the necktie party for Franken.   Even the “picture” was fake.  He did nothing more than was common for USO entertainment at the time, and the GOP hired woman did a number in the show where she practically climbed another man like a tree. 

  9. He seems quite resilient, I’m sure he has the makings of yet another bold move left in him. Doesn’t seem to be one for lying around chewing his own foot off.

  10. Yeah….   LOVE Al Franken.  Methinks Al just wanted to do dueling comedians last night.  And Bill….   sometimes takes himself too seriously.  A little levity at this time is ok, IMO.
     

  11. There’s a shabby hit job going around the inet that claims Joe got at least $900,000 from commie China, laundered through the U of PA and two S corporations that Biden set up. I’ll diagram the alleged criminal scheme :
    1. Chicoms pay Penn $70 Million (allegation does not itemize)
    2. Penn pays unspecified amount (not itemized) into one of Biden’s S corps.  
    3. S corp pays Biden $900,000.
    (False)ergo : Biden works for the maoists.

  12. tRUMPsky and the Repugz are backed into a corner.  They’re throwing everything they can find to stop the blue wave.  Most of what they are throwing is crap from their own backsides.  The Republican Party should’ve jumped if the tRUMPsky train before the bridge in that pic washed out. 

  13. Donald in a dumpster
     
    The waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in Berlin loaded its effigy of TV star-turned Republican president Donald Trump into a dumpster on Friday, a move apparently intended to reflect its expectations of next Tuesday’s presidential election.
    In what seemed a further calculated insult, the statue of his predecessor and nemesis Barack Obama, who counted Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel among his closest allies, remained in place, beaming and besuited.

  14. BB, Keep your Mom close. Hope her docs are as competent as mine seemed yesterday. Thank  goodness for medicare! I don’t have the results on the contents of my bone biopsy yet but the procedure went well I am told.

  15. I agree with Flatus about medicare. There have been no problems with my recent surgery.   unlike dealing with BCBS when Mrs Jack was in the hospital. No weird bills, surprise bills.  I think medicare gives a constant so that doctors know how to work with it where as private insurance changes year to year. 
    Jack 

  16. BREAKING: CNN NEW POLL NUMBERS

    Arizona:    Biden 50%  Trump 46%

    Michigan:  Biden: 53%  Trump: 41%

    North Carolina: Biden: 51%  Trump: 45%

    Wisconsin: Biden: 52%  Trump: 44%

  17. flatus = yes.  She is scared, we all are scared.  I am less so now after spending a few hours with her at the hospital.  She is alert, looks good, but a touch weak.  I also learned more about her drug issues.  It is the five doctors, each treating something and each not doing a medication check which has her on multiple meds.  My brother is getting a list of meds now.  The hard part is she is starting to go into withdrawal as the meds are not part of her care in the hospital.  Hell of a thing for a minty-three year old woman.  The other part of her not feeling great is that I bled out forty years ago August fourth and died.  Obviously I somehow survived.  But, Mom does realize the consequences of bleeding.

  18. Lucky turn of events, Ms Bronc !
     
    Being dead isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Glad you made it. We’re wishing your mom the same robust recovery. 

  19. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams ‘Spinelessness’ Of Trump Acolyte Lindsey Graham
    “You’re at the top when it comes to folding on your own values like a wet napkin,” the New York Democrat told the South Carolina Republican.

  20. 🚨🚨IOWA POLL: Republican Sen. Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democrat Theresa Greenfield.

    Ernst: 46%

    Greenfield: 42

    MOE +/- 3.4%

     https://t.co/zg9VaAjQJe via @DMRegister

  21. Jack – An addition 1.8 million registered this year, so that 57% is even bigger.  
    Ignore the polls and vote your asses off.

  22. It’s Ohio State University not The Ohio State University.  This is the school that employed Rep Jim Jordan

  23. I texted “Happy Halloween” to a Republican relative.  Finally got this response: “That’s correct”

     

  24. Dr. Fauci: “We’re in for a whole lot of hurt. It’s not a good situation. All the stars are aligned in the wrong place as you go into the fall and winter season, with people congregating at home indoors. You could not possibly be positioned more poorly.”

    https://t.co/K8wkQJ3CMS

  25. Trump campaign again leaves supporters stranded in the cold after a rally, this time in Butler County, Pennsylvania… 

  26. Those medals are worthless when they come from tRUMPsky.  MAGAts hate democracy, the UN-American bastards.  If they  are stupid enough to go see the orange, freak show, then good, I’m glad he left them stranded.  Dumbasses. 

  27. Well, it’s a little late, but i think i’ll begin my annual Halloween tradition of making the neighbors listen to Led Zeppelin IV🌖🍂🍁

    Put your speaker outside and try to go to bed to get the full effect.

  28. …the blue blood moon high in the sky veiled by the gathering storm clouds, its gravity lifting me skywards, nonetheless🌖

  29. At a Glance

    Goni is one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall on Earth.
    Flooding rain, catastrophic winds and battering surf are expected in the Philippines.
    The Philippines and Vietnam have both suffered multiple cyclones in recent weeks.

    Super Typhoon Goni made landfall with sustained winds of 195 mph in the eastern Phillippines early Sunday. This makes Goni the strongest typhoon to make landfall anywhere on earth since 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan, which also made landfall in the Philippines.

    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-10-31-super-typhoon-goni-philippines-vietnam-haiyan
     
    Counting blessings 

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