Thursday, July 09, 2020

Morning Thread

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Wednesday Night

Rock on.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

New York Post doing journalism edition.
State bail reform and coronavirus-related releases from city jails are not driving this year’s surge in shootings, the NYPD’s own data shows — despite the insistence of department brass to the contrary.

CANCELLED

The mayor's doing them a favor, which they will repay by blaming the DEMONCRAP.
(CNN)The Democratic mayor of Houston on Wednesday stopped the Texas Republican Party from holding its state convention in-person next week amid a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Schools

I suppose his latest sociopathy is based on him understanding something but not understanding it at all. Things can't go back to normal unless the schools open and a lot of parents really really want schools to open because their lives can't go back to normal (whatever that is) unless they do. But even the anti-Mask MAGAs mostly don't want to send their kids into a plague zone, and less insane parents certainly don't. And, fine, force them to open, but anywhere people start getting sick, they're just going to close again or parents are going to pull their kids anyway.

Are the private schools where Javanka's kids go going to open? Those of any of our glorious wealthy Thinkfluencers who are pushing this?

Do You Like Cheese

Put your favorite in the comments.

(Sorry...I'm just at a loss for words at the moment).

FUBAR

There's little to say in boring times and there's little to say in, well, EXCITING times.

Things are bad, folks, and that's no malarkey!

It’s Easily One of the Top 10 Swamp Cities in Northeastern Florida

Almost 10K new cases in Florida, positive rate near 20%. Gonna be "funny" when they cancel the RNC even as Trump keeps tweeting "OPEN THE SCHOOLS."

Come On In, The Kool-Aid Is Right Over Here

These people.
The Republican Party of Texas is moving forward with its controversial in-person convention during the coronavirus pandemic — but elected officials including Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will be giving their scheduled speeches virtually.

The Anti-Mask Brigade

I got the play a couple of months ago. Sure it was gross and cynical - these are, charitably, gross and cynical people - but it made sense. The evil libs had a problem in big cities like New York and were trying to impose their Stalinist precautions on the rest of the country, mostly to make Dear Leader look bad. Even New York Times columnist Bedbug Stephens agreed!

But now cases are booming elsewhere and they're in their own bases trying to murder their base.

Happy Easter

Just repeating what we all know, because as the smartest people on the internet we don't suffer from the instant amnesia that plagues most people, but the first smoothed (7 day average) peak of new daily cases was in early April at about 35,000 (April 9) cases. That's now at about 54,000. The smoothed number of daily deaths on April 9 was at about 1,900. The peak number of smoothed daily deaths came 8 days later, at about 2200.

The good news is the 7 day average of deaths is "only" just above 500 now, but..

Morning

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Tuesday Night

Rock on.

Everything's Big In Texas

10,028 new cases. A record.

If Wishes Were Ponies

Again, if sports can't figure out how to organize the resources to keep their players safe, your local underfunded school district certainly can't.

But...but... here's my plan for how they can do it!

Any money behind that plan?

Ah, well, no.

Lying Sociopaths

This is both a lie (health care workers do get sick and die) and blame-placing, as in, if people get sick and die in schools, it's all their fault for not doing it right.

Afternoon Thread

enjoy

I Really Don't Care, Do You?

The most important thing is that all of these people are free to go out and public and be treated with respect and deference wherever they go, because if, say, a restaurant owner politely asks them to leave it will be a sign of CANCEL CULTURE RUN AMOK.


Summer Reruns

Even more annoying than I remember.

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.
At least it's another chance for some of Jared's idiot friends to get rich.

Just Gonna Tweet Through It

Policy, essentially.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran has issued an executive order requiring all of Florida's public K-12 schools to reopen in August.

As part of the executive order issued Monday, school districts and charter school governing boards must open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students in August.
Maybe there was a moment when if the 20-side die roll had come up 20 we could've gotten through this despite everything.

Ah, well.

Morning Thread

Monday, July 06, 2020

Monday Night

Rock on.