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Post by Omar Bongo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:02 am

Omar Bongo wrote:Now we hear that the CDC recommended that he ask seniors not to fly for a couple of weeks but he didn't because it would hurt market numbers even more...
Yeah that worked well

Stocks Plummet Again After Trump Fails To Quell Virus Fears

Stocks fell sharply once again Thursday after an address from President Donald Trump failed to quell concerns over the possible economic slowdown from the coronavirus.

The 30-stock Dow slid more than 2,000 points, or 8.5%. The Nasdaq dropped 6.6%.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/st ... r-BB112FMf

He can't tweet it away, he actually has to lead, and thus is shown to be completely impotent when it comes to that particular skill...
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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:05 am

Jair Bolsonaro and his press secretary Fábio Wajngarten (far left and far right) have both come down with it. No word yet on their two friends.

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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:08 pm

Lindsey Graham was also there. He's self-quarantined.
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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:20 pm

Fox! News! Has asked all employees who can to work from home.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/media/fo ... index.html

Some HOAX.
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Post by Omar Bongo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:04 pm

In another sign of his impotent leadership, after clearly being exposed to the virus Trump (publicly) refuses to be tested, as if it will just go away if it's ignored :roll:
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Post by Omar Bongo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:35 pm

To all the trumpsters pooh-poohing "unfounded hysteria" allegedly being "drummed up" by the "left-wing mass media" over an illness "no worse than the common flu", they must be hoping that like them we all have our fingers in our ears...sorry to disappoint:

Today Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who is on the coronavirus task force, testified before the House that:

1) the death rate for this virus is 10 times that of the common flu (his words)

2) there is zero chance of a vaccine being available this year

3) the worst is yet to come

Maybe you guys with your fingers in your ears will accidentally read about this somewhere and stick your self-delusional babble about this being an election-year left-wing media terror campaign to wreck the markets and bring down your boy where it belongs...but then again, what am I thinking?
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Post by Wabash » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:45 pm

Don't know about others. But I have FB friends who just last month were experts in Constitutional law.

And this month they are now experts in infectious diseases.
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Post by Omar Bongo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Sick People Across the U.S. Say They Are Being Denied the Coronavirus Test

“The system is not really geared to what we need right now, what you are asking for. That is a failing,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday. “It is a failing. I mean, let’s admit it.”

Dr. Fauci added: “The idea of anybody getting it easily the way people in other countries are doing it, we are not set up for that. Do I think we should be? Yes. But we are not.”


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sick- ... r-BB117d9s

Well, that's one way of keeping infection numbers down :roll:

Now watch Nimrod start tweeting about our numbers being so low...3,2,1
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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:47 pm

Sick people need to learn to play basketball. The NBA didn't have any trouble getting 58 of them.
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Post by Omar Bongo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:58 am

Impotent Leadership cont'd...

It was a Democratic President who said "The buck stops here", right? Ah, the good ol' days...

Trump Tries to Tie Obama to C.D.C.’s ‘Inadequate’ Testing System

President Trump on Friday again claimed that his response to the coronavirus was hindered by the Obama administration, which left office three years ago.

Trump attacked Mr. Obama, who served with Mr. Trump’s likely Democratic challenger, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in two posts on Twitter.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... r-BB118X6M

Went on a rant about the CDC, the swine flu and Obama but never got around to revealing what Obama supposedly did or didn't do or why, if it was so critical, he did nothing about it the last 3 years...

Are blame-shifting and impaired cognition symptoms of covid infection?
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Post by Wabash » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:50 am

You can count on the party of personal responsibility never accepting any.
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Post by Wabash » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:10 am

In the end swine flu was more lethal than the current pandemic.

This one is just getting started and the
early data suggests this will be far wors-
I hope not.. Also, the lack of panic then
had nothing to do with the media and
everything to do with the leadership of
the time. Swine flu was all over the news
just as today. But the leadership didn't
deny it, didn't try to minimize it. They
acknowledged it, they had a plan, and
they had an informed leader who was
more than willing to listen to experts. I
truly hope this thing is self limiting, but
as a study of how to not respond to a
potential pandemic, we are getting a
master class in the US as measured by
the panic, the confusion, and lack of
coherent information.
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Post by John Q. Public » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:05 am

The tweet in question:
  1. Obviously not written by him;
  2. He closed the pandemic dept.;
  3. He hoped a pandemic would never happen. Professionals knew that one was inevitable at some point;
  4. Obama didn't do it.
I've said it from the start - he's a horrible manager. Good managers solve problems; bad ones place blame.

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Post by John Q. Public » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 am

Cities, states and private industry were all a little slow on the draw, but now that they've started to take action I'm very impressed (for the most part). =D> The federal government is still a clusterf ... er, um, let's say a "headless chicken."

Speaking of the private sector, Bill Gates spent a whole lot of money (I forgot how much) to help Washington state and Jack Ma (not American, but still) has committed to sending a million face masks and half a million test kits. Waiting on Jeff Bezos to send us toilet paper or something.
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Post by John Q. Public » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:57 pm

Eisenhower: "If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."

Truman: "The buck stops here."

Trump 2013: "Leadership: Whatever happens, you're responsible. If it doesn't happen, you're responsible."

Trump 2020: "No I don’t take responsibility at all."
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Post by Omar Bongo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:43 pm

John Q. Public wrote:Good managers solve problems; bad ones place blame.
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Post by Wabash » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:31 am

All actual Trump quotes. Competence matters.

January 22: "We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China. It's going to be just fine."

February 2: "We pretty much shut it down
coming in from China."

February 24: "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA... Stock Market starting to look very good to me!"

February 25: "CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus."

February 25: "1 think that's a problem that's going to go away.- They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we're very close to a vaccine.

February 26: "The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.

February 26: "We're going very substantially down, not up."

February 27: "One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear."

February 28: "We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical."

March 2: "You take a solid flu vaccine, you
don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on coronal"

March 2: "A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they're happening very rapidly."

March 4: "If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work some of them go to work, but they get better."

March 5: "1 NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work."

March 5: "The United States... has, as of now, only 129 cases... and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!"

March 6: "1 think we're doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down... a tremendous job at keeping it down."

March 6: "Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They're there. And the tests are beautiful.... the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right! This was not as
perfect as that but pretty good."

March 6: "1 like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it... Every one of these doctors said, 'How do you know so much about this?' Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president."

March 6: "1 don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault."

March 8: "We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus."

March 9: "This blindsided the world."

March 13: "I take no responsibility."

Competence matters...
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Post by John Q. Public » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 am

I like his latest one: "I might have had the test, I don't know."

They. Stick. A Q-tip. Up your nose till it about hits your brain. You think he'd remember that. :bonk:
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