Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here’s one.
CART MASTER: Nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing. Here’s your nine pence.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: ‘Ere. He says he’s not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON: I’m not!
CART MASTER: He isn’t?
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon. He’s very ill.
DEAD PERSON: I’m getting better!
CUSTOMER: No, you’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a moment.
DEAD PERSON: [singing] I feel happy. I feel happy.
OK – a bit of an explanation. Labour day weekend, I noticed a cut in my upper lip from the electric razor I use to trim my mustache was red and getting redder. Two days later, it was spreading fast enough to scare me, and prompt me to head for the local Doc-In-The-Box on Labour day. They gave me oral antibiotics and told me to come back the next day. It was getting worse rather then better, so I headed for the E.R.
After a six hour wait (the admissions room seemed to be filling up with people who were coughing for some reason), they admitted me, diagnosed cellulitis, and started me on a triple regimen of I/V antibiotics. I was there for a whole week, then discharged and told to go see my PCP. My PCP prescribed two of the heaviest-duty oral antibiotics made, which I stayed on for two weeks. VERY slow recovery. My face no longer looked like something Tom Savini slapped together during his lunch hour, but the brain fog from the antibiotics has made it impossible for me to concentrate on anything. I was trying to figure out how many more days worth of Clindomycin I have left to take, and had to ask Barbara how much 14 plus 56 are. Really.
I told Barbara “Remember when you were a young mom with two little girls in the back seat yelling, fighting, and kicking your seat back while you were trying to navigate a complex intersection you’d never driven through before? It’s like that, only a little worse.”
At the same time, Freeperville was coming apart at the seams like a “Made In GYNA” MAGA hat. I felt like Mike Joy being asked to turn around and sign autographs while a 40-car pileup was occurring on the Talladega speedway.
So – I’m back. I’ll be assembling “Obsession” posts about reactions to events of the last month, in chronological order, and there’s a buttload of them, so bear with me.
It’s not like all that much has happened in the last month anyway, has it?
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS GOING INTO QUARANTINE WITH FLOTUS MELANIA
breaking 911 ^
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWITTER FEED: POTUS AND FLOTUS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
President Trump’s Twitter feed ^ | 10/1/20 | President Trump
Posted on 10/1/2020, 11:59:49 PM by Yossarian
To: Yossarian; All
The President took Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative. I guess so much for the effectiveness of HCQ.
Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans WAPO ^ | 9/9/2020 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker Posted on 9/9/2020, 12:43:36 PM by bitt
President Trump’s head popped up during his top-secret intelligence briefing in the Oval Office on Jan. 28 when the discussion turned to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
“This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency,” national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien told Trump, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward. “This is going to be the roughest thing you face.”
Matthew Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser, agreed. He told the president that after reaching contacts in China, it was evident that the world faced a health emergency on par with the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide.
Ten days later, Trump called Woodward and revealed that he thought the situation was far more dire than what he had been saying publicly.
“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said in a Feb. 7 call. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”
“This is deadly stuff,” the president repeated for emphasis.
Why does a guy that spends as much time talking about “fake news” give interviews to a blatant partisan such as Bob Woodward? Why? I am so sick of covering for Trump’s flippant mouth.
Ten days later, Trump called WoodwardGoing by some of his hires, I don’t think Trump has the best judgment of people.
The fact that he’d call Bob Woodward tends to confirm that.
why does DJT keep speaking with Woodward?
And so-why did Trump let him inside with a tape recorder and go in the record saying these things? It’s pretty stupid. It’s pretty stupid to call COVID deadlier than any flu and then downplay it-and put it all on tape for Woodward to use later when everyone can hear your voice. And not a single person here can deny that fact.
Trump suggests he would ‘negotiate’ a third term as president because he is ‘probably entitled’ to it Business Insider via MSN ^ | 9/13/20 | Connor Perrett Posted on 9/13/2020, 2:46:06 PM by Libloather
President Donald Trump on Saturday once again suggested interest in serving three terms in office, claiming that he was “probably entitled” to an additional four years following a hypothetical second term at a campaign event in Nevada.”And 52 days from now we’re going to win Nevada, and we’re gonna win four more years in the White House,” Trump told the mostly maskless, non-socially distant crowd of his supporters on Saturday. “And then after that, we’ll negotiate, right? Because we’re probably – based on the way we were treated – we are probably entitled to another four after that.”Trump has often claimed he has been treated unfairly in comparison to his predecessors, often times pointing to the Russian election interference probe and his impeachment. Throughout his first term as president, Trump has also frequently floated the idea that he will attempt to serve more than two terms in office.In August, at a rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the president similarly suggested he was owed a third presidential term.”We are going to win four more years,” Trump said last month, according to Yahoo News. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”
In November 2018, Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he would not seek a constitutional amendment to permit him to serve more than two terms in office. He made the clarification after he had praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s abolishment of presidential term limits.
**********Connor could be an SNL writer. Pretty humorless.
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, armed, barricades self in Fort Lauderdale home, police called [Baker Acted]
Local 10 ^Posted on 9/27/2020, 8:05:16 PM by springwater13Former campaign manager for Donald Trump, Brad Parscale, who was replaced by the President less than four month until November’s vote was reportedly armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday afternoon.Police have not confirmed that Parscale worked for Trump, but records confirm that the property in Fort Lauderdale is owned by Parscale, 44, and Local 10 has spoken to neighbors who also said it was the former advisor to the President.Fort Lauderdale Police responded to a home in reference to an armed male attempting suicide Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the wife of the man who told them her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the house and was threatening to harm himself. She had placed the 911 call, according to police.Fort Lauderdale Police said that the armed subject was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where he was placed under a Baker Act.
Without wishing to sound like a conspiracy theory nut (well, okay… this sounds like a conspiracy theory nut) I wouldn’t be surprised if the leftists “gave him something” to make him go nuts. With that and the “Oh, we have your taxes now, how about that!” New York Times leak today, it seems they’re pulling out all the stops ahead of Biden stammering and staring blankly at the camera lens on the debate. Pull focus. Anything. It doesn’t matter.
“My guess is this was some sort of setup. Remember the domestic violence claim against Boris Johnson?”
“When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the wife of the man who told them her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the house and was threatening to harm himself. She had placed the 911 call, according to police.”
The wife setting him up would be quite the setup…
Never underestimate the Derp State!
White House Watch: Biden takes 12 point lead nationally. (Rasmussen) Rasmussen Reports ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Rasmussen Reports Posted on 10/7/2020, 12:15:09 PM by sojchttps://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/white_house_watch_oct07Survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted September 30, October 1 and 4-6, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points.
IBD/TIPP: Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump By 8.5 PointsIBD ^Posted on 10/12/2020, 8:16:53 AM by FR33DOM4MEJoe Biden holds a solid 8.5-point lead over President Donald Trump, barely three weeks ahead of Election Day, the inaugural IBD/TIPP 2020 Presidential Election Tracking Poll finds.Biden leads Trump, 51.9%-43.4%, in a four-way 2020 election poll of likely voters. Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen has the support of 2.4%, and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins 0.8%.
In a head-to-head Biden vs. Trump poll, the Democratic nominee holds a commanding 10.4-point advantage, 52.7%-42.3%.
You guys have an action plan?
Ugh, this is bad.
Nah, you need to lose your ability to think critically.
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