"So we have between 100 and 200,000, and we altogether have done a very good job."

That's the President of the United States, talking about DEAD CITIZENS. He isn't fit to be dog-catcher, let alone occupy the Oval Office. If you vote for his re-election, you're complicit in the consequences.

I look forward to the day when I never, ever have to see Trump's face in my newsfeed again.

Well, I might make an exception for his indictment for crimes against humanity.

Decisions change when you phrase them in your head as "Is it worth the risk of death to run out to Wal-Mart to pick up those tomato plants I want to get in?"

In these times of crisis, the assholes sending out phishing emails purporting to be from the Netflix billing department should be rounded up and sent to help deliver food to virus-laden shut-ins.

Just for a variety in our disasters, looks like we had a tornado blow through town last night. Fortunately it didn't come through the suburban parts but sounds like one of the industrial plants got whacked.

"During this backlash, called the "Simplification", anyone of learning, and eventually anyone who could even read, was likely to be killed by rampaging mobs, who proudly took on the name of "Simpletons". Illiteracy became almost universal, and books were destroyed en masse."

That's from the Wikipedia plot summary of the classic SF novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ.

Or maybe it's just the desired outcome of the fools and thugs who are currently running the United States government, Fox News, etc.

politico.com/news/2020/03/27/t

No surprise, Trump says he won't let Congress supervise the slush fund for his rich friends if he can avoid it.

I'm finding it tough to believe that, with people dying, anyone thinks that litigating the rights of gun stores to remain open through lockdowns is a good idea.

This country is truly screwed.

Apparently the President of the United States cannot tell the difference between a ventilator and an automobile. I can't think of any other reason why he thinks re-opening GM's Lordstown plant would magically increase the supply of ventilators.

But given that he can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground anyhow, this is no great surprise.

Listen, if you have an obsession with voting the biggest clowns into office, then maybe you shouldn't be surprised if your entire country turns into a bit of a clown show.

Today's news: coronavirus tests in Indiana are taking 10-14 days to come back.

We really have zero idea how many people are infected.

Rumors of Apple's switch to ARM processors in laptops are getting louder (eg theverge.com/2020/3/27/2119661). This feels like the next step in locking everyone on Macs down in an iOS-style walled garden (with armed guards on the wall).

Time to get off this OS.

US coronavirus case count is not only the highest in the world, it's also doubling faster than just about anywhere (including Spain, Italy, Iran). If the "cumulative number of confirmed cases" graph at ft.com/coronavirus-latest doesnt' scare you, you're either not living in the US or a Trump supporter.

"Citing coronavirus fears, Miami will enact a 10 p.m. curfew starting Friday night "

Because what, the virus only comes out at night? Freaking morons.

In most US states, it appears that gun shops will be classified as "essential businesses" that remain open, while abortion clinics are "elective surgery" that gets shut down.

Tells you just about everything you need to know about this great nation.

A reminder I really would hope isn't necessary: get your medical advice from doctors and research scientists who specialize in the area of concern.

Not from:
- TV pundit doctors
- US politicians
- Random idiots on Twitter
- Fox news
- Me

If we do end up with two million excess deaths in the USA due to botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic (which seems all too likely at this point), and we don't vote ALL the bastards out of office (starting with the President, but then right down the line of everyone who played politics instead of helping people), then we're even dumber than I thought.

Looking at ft.com/coronavirus-latest it's easy to see that the US hasn't even remotely begun to flatten the curve yet. Talk of returning people to work right now is criminal stupidity.

I see the odious Lt. Governor of Texas is willing to kill old people to get the economy moving again.

What was that about "death panels", you dolt?

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