Claycord – Talk About Politics

March 27, 2020 19:02 pm · 206 comments


This post is “Talk About Politics”.

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Gebertx March 27, 2020 at 7:08 PM

Any update on Congressman DeSaulnier ?

Darwin March 27, 2020 at 7:21 PM

Great question, any updates? Hope DeSaulnier is improving 👍

Original G March 27, 2020 at 7:22 PM

We’ve been hearing about shortages in especially the N95 masks. Back in 2009 with H1N1 outbreak supplies got low so Federal government shipped out from their stockpile over 100 million masks.

Fast forward 2020, that Federal stockpile is said to only contain 12 million N95 masks. So why the low number ? ? ?

Has been reported obama administration apparently failed to act and replenish the stockpile.

JWB March 27, 2020 at 7:41 PM

good one OG

Who could blame the Donald he was so busy building a wall and golfing, so he really couldn’t replenish a stockpile.

Gittyup March 27, 2020 at 9:03 PM

Trump has had so many other Obama snafus and screwups to correct, he just hadn’t got to it, yet.

Lily March 28, 2020 at 6:48 AM

Trump has had plenty of time to replenish. Why is it so hard to admit that Trump was a huge mistake!! Someone put him on lockdown and give Pence the Oval Offfice!

1791 March 28, 2020 at 9:04 AM

Just collateral damage from when the “second great emancipator” was working so feverishly on balancing the budget.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 9:07 AM

JWB, how’s that wall idea looking to you now?

Brandi March 28, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Lily, are you saying it’s Trump’s fault for not knowing that during Obama’s watch stockpiles were used and never replenished?…or are you saying it’s Trump’s fault for not being informed by the people responsible for managing stockpiles of medical supplies, that levels were inadequate? ….. or are you just saying that ultimately the Leader is responsible for the failure of his team? aka “The buck stops here”?

Which is it? Just to be clear…

JWB March 28, 2020 at 9:56 AM


thanks for asking. It looks as stupid as it did on day one. But back at you how does wasting precious time in light of a growing pandemic look to you now? You know like blaming the media and calling it hoax, instead making sure we’re prepared. It’s only 25 people and going down to zero very soon? Like a miracle it will be gone very soon.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 12:31 PM


As far as “wasting time” goes, it doesn’t take any time at all to make those statements you allude to. With 24 hours in a day, that leaves plenty of time to accomplish important tasks. Obviously, you believe the president is just sitting around playing tiddlywinks with peoples lives while lining his pockets with billions of taxpayers dollars so nothing I believe is even within the realm of possibility in your view. That being said, let’s cut the crap.

You can look at China’s release of information and data (that which they will allow you to see) as being “reliable” or you can look at the United States version. Neither is now, and will ever be, factually correct.

You choose to label one crucial component of common sense boarder security as “stupid” when everyone knows it’s been supported by both parties through multiple administrations. Now THAT is just plain stupid.

We can agree on one thing though. It is tragic how China delayed the entire world’s ability to react in a timely fashion to this virus. The devastation created by their cover up is nothing short of evil.

JWB March 28, 2020 at 1:36 PM


First of all with wasting time, I was not referring to the time it takes to make these statements. But words have consequences particularly when one is the president. Of course the at least two months trying to deny the inevitable was time wasted.

Secondly I assume you meant border security and not broader security. Remember you asked in the context of the coronavirus discussion the question how that wall idea is looking to me now?

Do you really think a stupid wall will prevent the spreading of a virus? A thousands of miles long ocean wasn’t able to stop it.

But don’t worry I know I will never change your mind, just to watch a little more Fox News.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 3:44 PM


Fair enough. I certainly agree words do have consequences when one is president. “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly” or when referring to the White House “I guess this is my house now…here I’d get shot” are just a few that come to mind.

Of course I believe that a border wall in conjunction with the other necessary border security measures would not only prevent the spreading of a virus but many other infectious diseases. How anyone cannot understand that is mind numbing. Let’s just say it’s the ultimate form of social distancing.

Thanks for your input and food for thought. There’s always room in everyone’s mind for different opinion.

JWB March 30, 2020 at 8:10 AM

@ 1791

I appreciate your civil response. I do agree that opinions may differ.

However I’m still baffled why would think spending a huge amount of money on a wall will prevent spreading of infectious diseases? As I pointed out in the current situation we had the virus travel across the Pacifc which is probably much effective than a wall to separate two countries.

I assume you have been to a supermarket? Have you ever noticed that much of the produce we consume comes from Mexico? How do you think that gets to your local Safeway? Of course there is a huge amount of commerce going on. Huge numbers of trucks cross the border every day. So how would a wall stop this?

Why not spend the money on strengthening the medical system rather than a wall? We all know coronavius will not be the last pandemic ever to hit the US.

As to words having consequences. I actually saw some of Trump’s press conference yesterday. Now how in the world would the leader of our country make an off the cuff remark accusing health care providers in New York about some nefarious dealings with protective equipment? It cannot be that hard to understand that the need for these things have gone dramatically up under the CDC guidelines on how to use protective wear under the current circumstances.
Now I’m not saying that crimes do not happen even during pandemics but if you have credible evidence federal together with state authorities should look into it and stop it. But why make of the cuff unsubstantiated accusations on national TV? I’m sure we both can agree that our health care providers deserve better.

Gittyup March 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

So far, Trump’s “off the cuff remarks” have been pretty accurate … Russian interference in the election, Democrats spying on his election campaign, illegal FBI FISA warrants and other swamp-dwelling activity by the federal government during Obama’s term in office, Hillary should be in jail, etc., etc., etc.

1791 March 30, 2020 at 11:10 AM


“I do agree that opinions may differ. However”. I’m good with my previous response on the border wall issue. I’m for it, you ain’t.

It’s not my responsibility to rehash the methods of travel covering vast distances in today’s world.

As far as spending “the money” on strengthening the medical system, 5 to 10 billion dollars in a sea of 2+ trillion dollars…are you serious?

I’m glad you clarified for everyone that you’re not saying crime doesn’t happen during pandemics. Whether or not any remarks attributed to President Trump are unsubstantiated accusations remains to be seen.

Rollo Tomasi March 31, 2020 at 9:58 AM

“However I’m still baffled why would think spending a huge amount of money on a wall will prevent spreading of infectious diseases?”

No one – not even the President – has said the wall will PREVENT anything.

FPN March 27, 2020 at 7:44 PM

I heard the same thing about Obama and the masks.

Jojo Potato March 27, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Ain’t it great how internet lies get passed around as truths?

james March 27, 2020 at 10:18 PM

The truth is going to hit you like a bullet train to nowhereland Nov 4th

Fred P. April 2, 2020 at 3:46 PM

And jojo, you appear to be spreading those internet “facts” (ie, lies) faster than anyone.

Original G March 27, 2020 at 7:48 PM

Did you know CA used to have three football field sized,
200-bed mobile hospitals? They had a surgery ward, intensive care unit and X-ray equipment.
Program to deal with large medical emergencies was started back in 2006 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also had among stockpiled supplies 1,500 ventilators.

Program was scraped in 2011, by Pat Brown’s Stupid kid.

Gittyup March 27, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Better than nothing.

james March 27, 2020 at 9:42 PM

yea ,right,things that worked back then wont wprk now…nice save,just go back to bad Ozzie.
Anything just to disagree.

The Fearless Spectator March 27, 2020 at 10:00 PM

California is also using obsolete technology to build the Diesel train from Merced to Bakersfield. Perhaps they should scrap that project also.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 9:12 AM

I have a ’55 Chevy that certainly qualifies as”obsolete technology”…hasn’t killed me yet but it’s not for lack of trying.

The Fearless Spectator March 28, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Yeah but the cool factor on a Tri-five Chevy is so much better than a car with an extension cord.

Ricardoh March 27, 2020 at 8:27 PM

So I was watching Tucker Carlson this evening and he was interviewing a New York Doctor. He asked the doctor if he was staying safe. The doctor gave two answers, one his blood type is o positive which seems to resist the virus and two he was taking a prophylaxis. That would be hydroxychloroquine. The feds just gave New York 750,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine. Good that the doctor was taking it. No problem there. My question is what are they doing with the rest of it and is someone making this stuff. If it is good enough for a doctor, if they have enough it is good enough for me and you. What is going on? I want to know.

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 12:39 AM

Fearless Spectator I don’t think the bullet train makes sense in California. I love trains, I grew 30 miles south of Copenhagen, my parents didn’t have a car, when we wanted to the nearest town or to Copenhagen we took the train or the bus.
Years ago when I was visiting my girl friend in Gothenburg Sweden, I wanted to go to Stockholm for the day. I left at 7 in the morning, and got back to Gothenburg for dinner, and had most of the day in Stockholm. I have taken the train from New York to Boston. Even on East Coast the bullet train makes sense. I just don’t think it makes sense in California, Cities and towns too far apart, areas sparsely populated and when you get to LA you still need a car to get around. In Europe the train stations are in the middle of town, and there is all kind of public transportation in the cities. I just don’t see how it makes sense here, it is very expensive, and don’t know how many will be riding it. My daughter lives in Pasadena, I usually drive down, so I have a car while I’m there, I don’t see that changing if the train was available.

Captain Bebops March 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM

As I’ve said many times here, if California wanted high speed rail it should have done so back in the 1980s when it would have cost a whole lot less. But like Hanne says it doesn’t make much sense in a state that is so spread out. And back in the 1980s air fare was cheap. In the 1990s I would sometimes need to fly down to Burbank and once a UA flight was canceled when I arrived but I only had to wait about 40 minutes for the next one.

Gittyup March 30, 2020 at 9:27 PM

It’s turning into a “lovefest” for the medical profession. They get the drugs, they get the masks, they get the free food, they get treated first, they must work while everybody else is confined to hone. Because they’re so much more important than the rest of us. Looks like medical ethics just circled the drain. Work is its own reward, or should be.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Gritty. I thought it is paralleling the first responder love fest. Probably deservedly so.

RANDOM TASK March 27, 2020 at 8:39 PM

Yeah typical demorats

Why prepare when we can cut and skim to support our elections
and Build their clothing and shoe hoarding

Seems maybe that 20 billion that oscama sent to Iran

Maybe could have been used for being prepared for just this situation

Instead he ripped off America by sending billions to Iran
Then after he was out got his kickback from them

Follow the money

As the demorats held up a stimulus that many are in need of
So they could spike their vote catching system programs with their own stimulus scam that had nothing in it for hard working Americans …go figure

Buckle down for 2 more weeks and we should see the light at the end of the tunnel

Stay positive and deny deny deny

Or leave a bag for your neighbor

Jojo Potato March 27, 2020 at 9:58 PM

“ Stay positive and deny deny deny”. Trump’s strategy in a nutshell.

Gittyup March 28, 2020 at 2:39 PM

You must be quoting Bill Clinton who publicly proposed that as a strategy shortly after his Impeachment while President. Not, of course, until after he had left office, however.

KAD March 28, 2020 at 12:53 AM

45 is an idiot and a danger to all of us.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 9:20 AM

Mine runs smooth and is dead on target.

The Wizard March 28, 2020 at 9:25 AM

Biden is a bigger idiot and creepy too.

Beanzy March 30, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Trump has two dozen women who claim he raped or sexually assaulted them. Talk about an honest to God creep. That’s Trump. A man who openly boasted he could get away with assaulting women.

Bobfished March 28, 2020 at 9:14 AM

Gavin just banned evictions for 60 days! The Landlord’s however still have to pay the property taxes, repairs……

The Wizard March 28, 2020 at 9:54 AM

Gavin is a Jackass

Natalie March 28, 2020 at 11:09 AM

Late fees on property taxes will be waived this year for property owners that have been financially effected by the shutdown.

And it’s not like tenants are getting free rent. They will eventually have to pay back their landlords after the shutdown is over.

Captain Bebops March 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Makes one wonder if the banks are going hold on to the escrow for property taxes until the last minute to earn interest on it given that late fees are waived. I wouldn’t put it past them.

FPN March 28, 2020 at 9:43 AM

I for one no longer vote with my party. I am amazed with Hey Man Joe I would throw rocks at Trump. Come on Man.

Original G March 28, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Amid coronavirus here’s a cute little phrase being bantered about in a liberal sanctuary state north of us,
crisis standards for rationing care.

Ozzie March 28, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Republicans call that Death panels.

Chicken Little March 28, 2020 at 7:46 PM

And Democrats said the whole idea was ridiculous and it would never happen.

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

Republican’s, or at least some, wants older people to sacrifice themselves to save the economy. They seem to have problems defining old 60, 70? I myself prefer what a famous person said long time ago: Old is always 15 years older than I am”. As someone over 70 makes totally sense to me.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Yes OG, more Libonics for the lemmings…

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 1:40 PM

How many asinine names is it possible for those of you who don’t like liberals to come up with. I have no problem with someone of a different opinion or political persuasion, but the name calling serves no purpose, in fact I would say, it might make someone take you less seriously. I feel the same when liberal do the same. Also stop thinking all liberals think alike, we do have difference of opinion. I consider myself liberal, but I’m a strong supporter of Israel, I’m business oriented, I’m (see my earlier comment) against the bullet train, which is considered a liberal position. I’m for sensible immigration, which means no open borders, I think political correctness has gone overboard.

Gittyup March 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Beware of foreigners who seek to obliterate not only your Constitutional rights, but you Human Rights, as well. Particularly your F R E E D O M O F S P E E C H !

S March 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM


Are you maybe not a Liberal, but:

A) Conservatively Liberal
B) Liberally Conservative
C) Thoughtfully Independent
D) None of the Above; because it’s all so confusing
E) Let me think about it and get back to you


1791 March 28, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Good for you, Hanne!

While I’d love to be able to just rattle a number off the top of head for you, let’s say Kilos!

To your assumption, no one thinks all liberals think alike. Heck, they can’t even agree on which version of the Constitution they want us to follow.

The most glaring fault liberals have is the “hands off” approach to the knuckleheads on the left. They are enablers in that respect.

I appreciate your stances on Israel, business, the train to nowhere, and immigration. Cheers!

Rollo Tomasi March 28, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Hanne, I look forward to you castigating anyone who uses anything other than his proper name or office when commenting about the President.

slagheap March 28, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Fox News poll, today, published approx 1 p.m. today:
biden / harris 50%
trump / pence 42%
biden / klobuchar 50%
trump / pence 42%
biden / warren 52%
trump / pence 42%

S March 28, 2020 at 4:08 PM

I read where Trump wants his signature on the Stimulus Checks….

james March 28, 2020 at 4:08 PM

And Clinton wins by %90,a landslide.
Sound familiar.?
Ask your mom what it means.
“Don’t stop.believin’ (hold onto that feeling)
It’s the only thing that keeps you going.

Ricardoh March 28, 2020 at 4:53 PM

Hate to break your heart but Fox hires a liberal polling co. Why? I don’t know but they do.

slagheap March 28, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Oh, that’s the problem? The polling firm? Good to know! Hee, hee, hee.

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 8:29 PM

Rollo, I have done that in the past on different websites. If I see it here I will certainly follow up. When Rush Limbaugh disclosed his cancer diagnose many on Yahoo and another blog I follow were full of mean comments, couldn’t happen too soon etc. I did reply and voice my disgust with mean spirited comments like that. I have defended Bush 41 and 43 and other republicans when I felt they were unfairly attacked.

Who Cares March 28, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Hey, remember in the early 90s when there would be all these news stories about Soviet emigres being moved to tears after seeing a well-stocked American supermarket for the first time, and how that was supposed to be a clear indicator of the inherent supremacy of free-market neoliberal capitalism? LMAO

HappyPappy March 28, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Grabbin Newsance on Friday pardoned five people and commuted the sentences of 21 state prison inmates, including more than a dozen convicted of murder or related crimes.
The victims were children in two of the cases and a pregnant woman in a third.
Well done governor. You make me want to puke!

1791 March 28, 2020 at 6:40 PM


To be fair, the pardoned, convicted murderers all told the governor ” I didn’t do it”.

The Fearless Spectator March 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Hey, those are 21 votes harvested for the next election, all with the swipe of a pen! Heck, if he can do that a couple of times a week, the next election is in the bag!

He needs voters that don’t care about results. What better gene pool to draw from than people in prison.

To all March 28, 2020 at 6:12 PM


Polling service, maybe the same one Hillary used in 2016?

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 6:25 PM

To those who have commented on my post about my political stance. I really hate to be put into a box. I look at each issue, and make up my mind based on the information available and how much time I have to look into it. I also do change my mind. Years ago I was very anti gun, and couldn’t understand why most people needed a gun. Well I grew up in peaceful Denmark (although my parents lived through 5 years of German occupation), but I grew up in the country, and hunting was normal among farmers. My Dad, although he did not own a gun was a very good sharpshooter, at least in my opinion as a little girl that adored her Dad.
As for I feel about guns now, I would never own one, I could never shoot an animal, couldn’t even go fishing, but I have no problems with reasonable people owning a gun, and in the end I think we should be very thoughtful and careful about making changes to the US constitution. So although not a fan of NRA, I’m not for taking guns from reasonable law abiding people.

1791 March 28, 2020 at 7:03 PM


Forgot to mention, that glaring line in your post “lived through 5 years of German occupation” says it all. Being pro gun is being pro life.

S March 28, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Ah Hanne,
You say your a Liberal then list your exceptions to liberal thought… You put yourself in a box. Come on, Please….. Take the questionnaire: (in honesty, I’ve a hard time between B and C. I’d gotta go with B)

Are you maybe not a Liberal, but:

A) Conservatively Liberal
B) Liberally Conservative
C) Thoughtfully Independent
D) None of the Above; because it’s all so confusing
E) Let me think about it and get back to you

1791 March 28, 2020 at 6:59 PM


Just like you, the NRA is strong supporter of the Constitution. What’s not to like?

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 8:20 PM

1791 NRA goes too far, are totally inflexible, you like them, and support them, fine. I don’t. S your questionnaire are too confusing for someone like me, remember English is my second language. Perhaps C, that most likely aligns better with someone that does not want to be put in box. My conservative friends think I’m too liberal, but agree with me about Israel. my liberal friends think I’m too conservative and disagree strongly with me about my support for Israel, a country I lived in for a few months, loved the people and the country. I lived on a kibbutz, a very liberal kind of arrangement, but you cannot judge Israel by US standards, they fought hard for their country, and when I lived there in the sixties they still had holocaust survivors and some who manage to escape Germany before they were herded to a concentration camp, some as young as 14 when the left Germany and often alone as their parents had already been shipped to a camp. The kibbutz gave them a home and living in a group made sense better able to protect themselves. Sorry if I got off track.

S March 28, 2020 at 8:39 PM

No, Hanne, you understand just fine; your English is developing rather well. 🙂

“C” is a fine answer. Thank you for participating in this scientific survey…

Brandi March 30, 2020 at 8:09 AM

Hanne, did you ever ask any of those holocaust survivors how they felt about gun control?

Rollo Tomasi March 31, 2020 at 9:56 AM

“1791 NRA goes too far…”

Goes too far supporting the supreme law of the land? Well, there’s a concept. Would you have an example?

HappyPappy March 28, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Joe Biden is now calling for an immediate nationwide stay-at-home order to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Right on schedule, Joe. Only two months late.

To Do List March 28, 2020 at 8:43 PM

He also wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Last Wednesday he thought he was a cat.

HappyPappy March 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Joe was seen wandering ’round the Rose Garden in his underwear mumbling……….. he sez, if he lozes the ‘lection…….he wants to be the firse Space Cadet in the Space Force.
I can’t think of anyone more suitable.

Gittyup March 29, 2020 at 12:16 PM

I heard Biden was having great difficulty with social distancing. First off, he can’t remember why he’s doing it, and, second, he can’t smell the hair from six feet.

Hanne Jeppesen March 30, 2020 at 11:02 AM

Brandi, No I did not know that word when I lived in Israel in the sixties, However, the kibbutz had armed guard all around the kibbutz at night, we were very close, to what was then the Syrian border (before the 1967 war), which was the right thing.
This idea that people having guns when the Nazi’s took over is a moot point, don’t you realize when the Gestapo came for you and your family the came in a well armed group, a family with one or 2 guns would not have made a difference, might have killed 1 or 2, but in the end the Gestapo would have won and still taking everyone they came for into custody. However at the uprising in Warsaw, the Jews did have guns, smuggled in, and as a group the stood their ground for a few weeks, in the end they all died, but did manage to kill several of the enemy.
The same goes for the Danes having gun when the German’s invaded, would not have made any difference in the long run, they German’s came by land, by air and by sea, Utube has video of tons of planes flying very low over Copenhagen on April 9th, 1940.
As I mention I not against guns, doesn’t mean I think they are the answer to everything. If someone wants to have a gun for personal protection or for hunting I have no problem with that.

Brandi March 30, 2020 at 8:37 PM

Thanks for the reply Hanne.
I actually agree with a lot of your opinions.
Of course there was no way for the Jews to know what the Nazis had in store for them. I think if they did they’d have fought them to the death rather than be taken away.

Original G March 28, 2020 at 8:50 PM

Any guesses as to when US House of supposed Representatives will start next round of impeachment hearings, into how China is helping President Trump’s reelection ? ?

slagheap March 28, 2020 at 9:41 PM

why bother, og? he’s out the door in a few months in any case & vulnerable to prosecution – regular civilian crime like fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion, money laundering, lying to a grand jury, etc.

Fred P. March 29, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Keep crying, slag. Are you gonna do something about it, or are just gonna whine and cry about Trump?

Never mind, that was a rhetorical question.

Maybe one of these years you’ll make a prediction that comes true….

But only if you make it after the fact.

Hanne Jeppesen March 28, 2020 at 9:17 PM

The Danes having guns in 1940 when the German marched into Denmark would not have changed a thing, they were much too powerful for such a small country. However, many underground groups soon formed and they had guns and assassins. Look up “Flame and Citron”, also The Hvidsten Group, if you are interested in WWII history. The Hvidsten group, was several men from mid Jylland, that was caught and executed. The leader of the group was the owner of a popular inn “Hvidsten” along with other notables from the area, he was executed along with his son, and son in law. His daughter wrote a chilling letter to the German high commander of Denmark, Dr. Werner Best asking what in the future she should tell her infant daughter, who today have lost her maternal grandfather, her maternal uncle and her father. Anyway I’m getting off track, guess I have too much time on my hands. However, this and several other stories, not only from Denmark, but Norway, Holland other occupied countries tell how small countries fought back. My parent hid a fugitive from Gestapo for 6 months, they lived in the country and it was safer for him to be there than Copenhagen, but he was in hiding, and had he been discovered my parents would have been send to concentration camp or worse.

1791 March 29, 2020 at 8:27 AM

Good stuff, Hanne.

There are way to many stories from this time period that, unfortunately, will never be told. History is such an important part of the human experience and today’s educational curriculum is sadly lacking. Combine that with our politically correct culture that keeps pushing to change or erase this history to fit their agenda and you’re left with a constant attack on the Constitution and an erosion of your civil Liberties.

Maybe with the additional time on your hands you could write down or record these experiences, hook up with a writing partner, and get a book out? Just think about all the history that’s been silenced through the generations.

Gittyup March 29, 2020 at 7:54 AM

Adam Schiff still daydreams about who will play him in the film adaptation of the impeachment hearings. Steve Buscemi seems a logical choice.

1791 March 29, 2020 at 8:34 AM

Fargo Steve Buscemi works for me!

slagheap March 29, 2020 at 11:12 AM

You mean the impeachment of Trump? Donald J. Trump, one of only three presidents to be impeached? The third impeachment in U.S. history? Is that the one you’re talking about?

Rollo Tomasi March 29, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Yep, the third impeachment in US history unsuccessful at removing the president. One would hope these idiots would learn that impeachment based on political differences is a waste of taxpayer time and money.

Hanne Jeppesen March 29, 2020 at 11:50 AM

1791 Thanks for the compliment. Many stories have been told, and Utube has a lot of it. The story of the Flame and Citron was made into a movie and released in English, Mads Mikkelesen (who has appeared in several American movies) played Citron, neither of them survived the war. Hvidsten Group was also made into a movie, but not released in English. However, Wikipedia has the story in English. Another name is Kim Malthe Bruun, he too was in the underground, was executed 4 weeks before the war ended, he was 21 years old. There actually is a lot on the internet about him, in English as well, he was born in Canada, to Danish parents, and grew up in Denmark.

Gittyup March 29, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Especially Fargo Steve Buscemi!

Gittyup March 29, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Oh! Gee! This must be my lucky day, slagheap utters words in my direction! Yep, that’s the one, slagheap, the Democrats pitiful attempt to write their names large in history. Now, who will play Nancy Pelousi?

The Fearless Spectator March 29, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Phyllis Diller would have done an excellent job playing Nancy Pelosi. Since she is no longer with us, perhaps Ellen Degeneres will take a crack at it…….

Gittyup March 29, 2020 at 11:48 PM

Interesting. I hadn’t thought of it as a comedy, but I think you might have something there.

Brandi March 30, 2020 at 7:50 AM

Nah! The actor for Adam Schiff’s role would be Kevin Spacey…. practically twins.

Nancy Pelosi…. that part could be played by Steve Busemi in drag.

Chuck Schumer would have to be animated …”Squidward” from the Sponge Bob Squarepants cartoons…. they look alike & sound alike!

Gittyup March 30, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Lol. “Party time! Excellent!” 😀

Voice of Reason March 29, 2020 at 11:58 AM

I dont know why no one is talking about it but we all know that Hillary Clinton’s deep state working with China has created and spread the Wuhan virus to hurt the Presidents reelection. But like the phoenix he will rise again!

Beanzy March 30, 2020 at 9:35 AM

HRC’s deep state created the virus to hurt Trump?


Nothing like stupid conspiracy theories and true believers to undermine American exceptionalism, no thank you very much.

Original G March 29, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Well that didn’t take long, did democrats and their sycophant media coordinate and use Coronavirus crisis as a weapon against Trump. pelosi did Sunday talk show thing on clinton news network, likely asked preplanned questions. Then biden on msdnc and was asked, if Trump has ‘blood on his hands’.

When do House hearings begin ? ?

Anew March 29, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Scott Gottlieb published an article on March 29, entitled: National coronavirus response: A roadmap to reopening. It is posted at American Enterprise Institute.

A lot of unity, effort, and focus is going to be required to get the country back on its feet.

Sadly, the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and others are doing all they can to tear down this President, and this country, during this crisis. Many on the left want socialism at any cost.

Original G March 29, 2020 at 3:42 PM

Inaction, delay and hubris of certain state and local elected liberal politicians back east are having dire results.
Same politicians now blaming President Trump . . .

State of New York total cases 59,513, today new cases were 6,120, deaths today 82 and death toll thus far 965,

slagheap March 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

If there are to be hearings, og, it will be after Biden is sworn in as POTUS. You asked. That’s the answer.

Original G March 29, 2020 at 6:51 PM

biden you say, . . .
well IF that did happen you’d better be VERY concerned who his pick for VP is, because with his apparent declining cognitive abilities he’ll either resign early in his presidency or be removed, then VP takes over.

He might be so far gone he picks harris.

What’s really sad, biden is best democratic party can come up with ? ? ? American people and the planet deserve better.

Teamster March 29, 2020 at 7:04 PM

Biden is a joke. I saw the real news amsd news on Jan 31, when our President issued the travel ban to China. Biden was the first to complain…racist, xenophobe…overblown reaction…then the rest of the blowhards followed suit. Come on people, quit watching that crap. CNN NBC, the all garbage. check for yourself. Watch an actual briefing with reports from the Coronavirus Specialiats, then watch to other station to see how much they lie. I am so sick of it.

Beanzy March 30, 2020 at 9:44 AM

Anew, does that mean you’ll send back that $1200 federal check coming at the end of April?

Talk about socialism bailouts to American workers — mere peanuts compared to what corporations will get.

Anew March 31, 2020 at 3:23 PM

@Beanzy, The government will get their money back through higher taxes or inflation. Meanwhile, I am in favor of any strategies that will help small businesses survive this disaster.

But since you bring up corporations, please consider that it is globalists like the Clintons have done great harm to American workers and the middle class. If Hilary had won, we would have been subjected to a form of “pay-for-play” corporatist socialism that would have devastated the United States.

If somehow the Biden’s (father and sons) win the White House, their close ties to the Chinese communists won’t bode well for American workers, or for any other American for that matter.

slagheap March 29, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Yep, impeached. Right up there with a sex-addicted hick from Arkansas and a backwoods drunk named Johnson. Trump is a seamless fit, don’t you think? Serial adulterer, bankruptcy king, compulsive liar, awash in self pity during this crisis. Yes indeed, his portrait is right at home alongside the other two.

The Fearless Spectator March 29, 2020 at 6:10 PM

On YouTube check out “Bubba in the Balcony” for a spot on version of Bill Clinton.

Silva March 29, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Thousands of Americans are dead and dying and the Donald is bragging about the great ratings of his pitiful daily on camera bloviating.

Hanne Jeppesen March 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM

Thank you Silva. What would all these Trump supporters that comment here if this was Obama. Hypocrisy is alive and well. I’m not a conservative, as those of you who read my comments already know, but I don’t have a problem with conservatives even admire some, and have in the past, Bush 41 and President Ford (not to mention Betty Ford), but I have little patience with hypocrites.

Gittyup March 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Trump is a rank amateur bloviator compared to Gabbin Nuisance. Turn the cameras on and Nuisance will do thirty minutes of his very best white peoples Obummer impersonation.

Chicken Little April 2, 2020 at 11:56 AM

What would all the liberals here think if Obama were saying the exact same things that President Trump is? I’m sure they would regard every word as gospel, and never question anything.

Hypocrisy is NOT limited to one political party.

The Wizard March 29, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Trump 2020….MAGA…..

slagheap March 29, 2020 at 11:07 PM

Okay, teamster, I’m all ears. You told us which channels to avoid, that we should watch the honest ones. Well, what are they? If not for me, then for the others here, let’s have it ( this should be good… )

JWB March 30, 2020 at 7:31 AM

probably the channels that tell you there was a travel ban with China, despite the fact that there never was one.

Even if the restrictions would have issued earlier, the presumed patient zero from Washington as described in the article OG had posted here last week would not have been stopped from entering the US.

slagheap March 30, 2020 at 10:05 AM

If yesterday’s Rose Garden spectacle was not enough proof, check out Trump’s pitiful phone-in with Fox this morning. Lots of folks at Claycord don’t want to hear it, but Donald is nuts & he’s getting worse. That interview, or whatever it was, on Fox this morning was stunning and terrifying.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Not as bad as Trish Reagan. Fox did the right and fired her. Where are the values of these talking heads. Let’s have facts not fear.

slagheap March 30, 2020 at 1:37 PM

His phone-in on Fox is much worse. She was just another puppet – he’s the President. Did you hear it or see it? He’s coming apart at the seams.

HappyPappy March 30, 2020 at 12:01 PM

How moral are you?

This takes less than one minute and is incredibly accurate…well worth the little bit of effort I promise. This test has only one question, but it’s a very important one. By giving an honest answer you will discover where you stand morally.
The test features an unlikely and completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest.
You are in Miami with chaos all around you caused by a hurricane. There is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper and you’re caught in the middle of this epic disaster.
The situation is nearly hopeless. You’re trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.
Suddenly you see a woman in the water. She is fighting for her life trying not to be taken down with the debris.
Your move closer. Somehow the woman looks like… Good Heavens it’s Nancy Pelosi.
At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take her under forever.
You can save the life of Nancy Pelosi OR you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the last minutes of one of the world’s most powerful women hell-bent on the destruction of the USA.
Here’s the question and please give an honest answer:
Would you:
A) select high contrast color film, or…
B) go with the classic simplicity of black and white.

C’mon people…….a little levity please!

JWB March 30, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Among the first professional photographers to make exclusive use of digital cameras are those who shoot for newspapers, with their emphasis on speed of delivery. The Associated Press began outfitting staff photographers with digital cameras in 1994 and went fully digital worldwide in 2001.

Gittyup March 31, 2020 at 5:52 AM

Yeah, I ‘d have to go with the black and white … for dramatic effect.

S March 30, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Nancy would want me to be sure and get her good side… B&W for sure.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Most surprising P45 has much greater knowledge of natural gas over oil as his press conferences prove..

S March 30, 2020 at 1:29 PM

AHhhh, the P45… Greatness… later re-designated: P39 (no, not Carter)

JWB March 30, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Among the first professional photographers to make exclusive use of digital cameras are those who shoot for newspapers, with their emphasis on speed of delivery. The Associated Press began outfitting staff photographers with digital cameras in 1994 and went fully digital worldwide in 2001.

Brandi March 30, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Well, you CAN get the test, but you DO need to have symptoms of the CV19 or the Doctors will not waste time or tests on you for something they already know you DO NOT HAVE.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The country’s testing capabilities are severely limited. Many states have experienced a lack of testing kits.

JWB March 30, 2020 at 5:36 PM

@ Brandi usually your responses are pretty witty but this one is weak for your standards.

Well, you CAN keep your doctor, but you DO nee do pay out of your own pocket….

Jojo Potato March 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM

I don’t see how important getting the test actually is. Those days are over, like back when they were trying to track infections. Now we are all staying home. If your test was positive then you should stay home until symptoms appear. If your test is negative then stay home and avoid getting it. Either way stay home. Is that so hard to understand?

Brandi March 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM

@ JWB – I wasn’t being witty I was being “matter of fact”

Your analogy is all pretzel brained. Atticus said “plan” and didn’t mention “Doctor” . That was a separate detail of the Obama lies.
It does not compare with Trump’s reassurance that we have enough test kits to meet the demand.

My brilliant Uncle says I shouldn’t waste my time trying to explain common sense to liberals …. I think he’s right!

Hanne Jeppesen March 30, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Rollo, No I don’t like the phrase Clown baby, or similar names. He is the President of the US, and calling him Mr. Trump or President Trump does in no way infer someone is a Trump supported. I find it juvenile when national radio show host’s such Levin and Savage use derogatory names about someone the disagree with. Since these 2 don’t seem to like a lot of people, they are at least an evenhanded and include both republican and democrats.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 4:57 PM

Here’s one


If the economic shutdown continues, deaths by suicide “definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we’re talking about” for COVID-19 deaths.

Rollo Tomasi March 30, 2020 at 5:21 PM

Since you nor anyone else can predict either number with any great measure of accuracy, what’s your point?

HappyPappy March 30, 2020 at 5:27 PM

You offering to make room for somebody else, ozzie?

slagheap March 30, 2020 at 5:36 PM

Denial was no longer an effective re-election strategy, so the suddenly born again Trump, the new Trump, acknowledges 100,000 or more deaths is a possibility.

Ozzie March 30, 2020 at 7:27 PM

Here’s one to gag on

Trump on Tuesday, March 17

“I’ve always known this is a real—this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic … I’ve always viewed it as very serious.”

Teamster April 1, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Consider changing your news source. There are compilations of articles stemming back to late January showing the President’s awareness. Likewise, you can recap Pelosi and crew encouraging citizens to attend the Chinese New Year parade, attend gatherings.

Atticus Thraxx April 1, 2020 at 7:29 PM

Teamster is right. Here’s an excerpt of his comments on 22 January from Davos. “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” Since he told us he was a stable genius too, I believed him. 🤥

Gittyup April 1, 2020 at 9:18 PM

Why would he say anything else? Do really you expect the President of the United States to get up before the entire nation and start screeching “This is a pandemic. We’re all gonna die!” No. He’s trying to maintain calm while realistically keeping the country informed on developments. He has done an excellent job from the beginning without the rambling lectures Newsom undertakes everyday precisely at lunchtime.

Susan I. April 1, 2020 at 9:40 PM

I expect my president to tell the truth GUP. Face it he dismantled the system designed to protect us and then told us it was no big deal. No other president in history would get away with that. If he had the information he should have told the public to be prepared. That’s his job. His mishandling of the public health system has killed people. No changing that fact.

To Do List April 1, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Susan: disagrees with your claim he dismantled anything, he eliminated a position and groups were reorganized according to them. Perhaps you could send them the information you have that says they are wrong. As far as not being prepared, I have difficulty in thinking of any president that did not face something that with 20/20 hindsight could have been addressed more efficiently: ie Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor, Bush and 9/11, Kennedy Bay of Pigs, Reagan Lebanon bombing and so on Interesting that Trump critics complain about everything he does as if they are let down he does not have godlike skills. Are you upset he is not a god? He is not. He is just a far better president than the previous one we had. Not a god. Sorry. Right now Biden is sucking on his thumb and holding a blanket. Be careful what you hope for, you might get it.

Ozzie March 31, 2020 at 12:28 PM


The national average price for a gallon of gas is now $1.997, according to AAA — and it’s expected to drop further in the next few weeks. In some locations, it’s already less than $1 per gallon.

Original G March 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Did democratic party . . . . . excuse me, DID
nancy pelosi pick the best progressive liberal to be governor of CA. You’re not really naive enough to believe it was your choice, are you ? ? ?

June 30, 2004, SF mayor newsom promised the worst of San Francisco’s homeless problem would be gone in 10 years. An how’d that turn out . . . . .

personal drug use in CA is all but legal (Prop 47 misdemeanor which most District Attorneys won’t waste their resources on)

Hypodermic syringes litter San Francisco streets and when dogs are taken for a walk they have to be careful not to step in human excrement.

We are so truly fortunate someone so much smarter than a politician, told newsom what to do for this Covid-19 crisis.

CA deserves better than what pelosi picks.

Brandi April 1, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Joe Biden announced Kathy Griffin will be his VP running mate…
I knew he was going to pick a woman but is he nuts ?

Pat April 1, 2020 at 9:43 AM

Do a search for the “Stay the Fu*k at Home” song (old guy on the piano) and enjoy as I did. 🙂

Original G April 1, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Connecticut Governor has stated there could be up to a five week delay in unemployment checks. CT department of Labor reports a delay of two to three weeks in processing unemployment applications. CT state comptroller has estimated state’s General Fund will fall short by $170 million.

Would be nice to hear CA is not going to experience any such delay. People are already stressed enough.

slagheap April 1, 2020 at 2:47 PM

I guess soon y’all be pawning your MAGA hats, am I right or am I right?

To Do List April 1, 2020 at 4:08 PM

My best guess as to what Trump and Biden are doing at this exact moment: Trump just finished dinner and is going over briefing materials on necessary supplies and sources for the forecasted increase in Coronavirus patients. Biden is lecturing his houseplants that if they like their fertilizer, they can keep their fertilizer.

Ozzie April 1, 2020 at 5:03 PM

They are so smart.


White House officials want to limit the number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 to 100,000 people. They say preventing more clusters the size of New York and New Jersey is key.

slagheap April 1, 2020 at 5:42 PM

He’s watching Fox News right now as I write this – the whole world knows his schedule. Not joking, that’s what he’s doing right this second.

Teamster April 1, 2020 at 9:49 PM

Atticus, let’s not discount the media dismissing the President at every chance to appease their leftist agenda. Instead of sarcasm, Go look for yourself. There are literally 50 plus examples of politicians and media wanna be reporters mocking the President when he brought attentions to this. People are so sick of the false media. Now the back peddling begins. Go look!

Fred and Wilma April 2, 2020 at 4:50 AM

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Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 9:35 AM

He had a reputation for heroic success a can-do businessman who arrived in the presidency with no previous elective experience. He was one of the most celebrated men of his times. Then things changed.

Herbert Hoover a tragic failure.

The parallels are amazing.

Original G April 2, 2020 at 9:46 AM

WELL, how about that, liberal knee jerk idea backfires AGAIN.

Politico is now reporting San Francisco is banning reusable grocery bags, fearing they will help spread Covid-19.

Bags already linked to Noro virus spread, search using
reusable grocery bags noro

Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 10:11 AM

But you haven’t seen them blown on a fence in large numbers any more.

Biodegradable bags are the way to go.

S April 2, 2020 at 10:14 AM

” If we had known the consequences of our…, we would’ve done things much differently but the spirit would remain the same. It’s freedom baby. Yeah! ”
Austin Powers

Original G April 2, 2020 at 10:38 AM

Ozzie, … Please, keep posting.
Am continually amazed at the logic and functioning of the liberal mind.

Fred P. April 2, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Original G –

You mentioned “logic” and “liberal mind” in the same sentence.


Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 12:53 PM

In this time of crisis Trump has all the answers.


President Trump wants to bring back the tax write-off for business meals and entertainment, but critics say reviving what is known as the “three-martini lunch” tax break is not the answer to the problem that restaurants face right now.

Trump is pushing Congress to restore the measure that gave corporations a tax break for the cost of food and entertainment for clients and potential customers. He says it will give restaurants a leg up when they reopen after the social distancing guidelines for the coronavirus are lifted.

Why not give tax breaks directly to restaurants and the like, instead of to the fat cat patrons who’ve already been given enough tax breaks?!

Original G April 2, 2020 at 1:52 PM

The tax write-off for business meals and entertainment directly benefits employees. Write off means restaurants will be operating at capacity requiring them to be full staffing.

Good food, Great service means repeat customers and tips, which in turn means employees will be able to pay for their basic needs plus have extra money for discretionary spending.

OR we could all sit back and wait a few months for pelosi to squeeze out another PORK laden bill benefiting mega rich one percent democrat campaign contributors.

So whatcha want another slow pathetic recovery (obama) or a sharp V shaped recovery in which most Americans are able to get get back to work QUICKLY ? ?

I say, lets get restaurant workers back to work.

Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 2:18 PM

So, let me get this straight. Trump wants to allow businesses that are closed to write off the costs of meals they can’t eat, at restaurants that aren’t open, and that’s going to help the restaurants? Perfectly brilliant Trumpian logic.

How about we reinstate deductions for buying cars like we had in the 80s? Boost purchases of cars. See? We can come up with frivolous ones too!

Chicken Little April 2, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Let’s try to simplify it for Ozzie. When businesses can write off meals, they eat out more often. More customers means more income for restaurants. Does it help restaurants right this minute? No. Did anybody say it would? Also no. That’s the difference between you and the President. You want to hand out peanuts to everybody for some instant gratification, and he’s thinking about how to revive the economy and get people back to work in the medium and long-term.

Fred P. April 2, 2020 at 3:36 PM


Obviously, taxation and economics were never your strong suits.

Go back to trying to bust open your piggy bank.

Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 6:26 PM

This is the most important thing on Trump’s plate. To him. Get it.

Rollo Tomasi April 2, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Would anyone here like to analyze the difference in reporting we’re seeing between the Christine Blasey Ford accusations against Brett Kavanaugh versus the reporting on the Tara Reade accusations against Joe Biden?

Fred P. April 2, 2020 at 3:42 PM


D accuses R years later without proof – it’s a felony.

R accuses D years later without proof – yawn…..

Conclusion – Democrats are hypocrites.

Simple, isn’t it? That’s why the Democrats can’t understand it.

JWB April 2, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Fred what are the “D” and “R” in your statement. The accuser of Biden, is not a Republican she is actually a Sanders supporter. And I must have totally missed it that Kavanaugh was charged with a felony? I only saw that he was questioned during his Senate confirmation hearing.

I assume Biden’s conduct will be vetted by electorate assuming he gets the nomination, the same way it was done for Trump, or by the Senate for Kavanaugh. It turned out that neither the electorate in the case of Trump or the Senate in the case of Kavaunaugh thought that the accusations were sufficient to not elect (or confirm) the accused. Whether there will be a difference for Biden remains to be seen.

Rollo Tomasi April 2, 2020 at 5:13 PM

My question was in regards to the differences in media reporting.

JWB April 2, 2020 at 5:42 PM

fair enough. The major differences are there was lots of media attention once Kavanaugh was nominated as Supreme Court Justice and when Trump was the Republican nominee. Plus maybe you have not noticed but there is very little coverage of the presidential race right now, maybe because there is another major event making headlines?

But as I said, I’m sure when things get back to normal and the presidential race comes back in focus, and Biden gets the nomination we can discuss this again.

Rollo Tomasi April 2, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Yeah, I guess we’ll see. I’ve seen at least three recent interviews with Biden regarding his campaign challenges in regards to the pandemic on CNN and MSNBC. Not one interviewer brought up the accusations and how he might deal with those challenges.

HappyPappy April 2, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Remember the guy who said we need to secure our borders?
He also said we need to bring our business home.
…..and be less dependent on other countries to survive.
Then he said we need to take care of America first.
Now we know all the reasons he said those things.
I’ll never forget who got in his way. Will you?
Or will you choose to be that ignorant again?

Teamster April 2, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Yes…Bring our research/development, factories, business and manfactoring and packaging home. Time to tax the crap out of US companies chasing cheap labor oversees. D-Business@the helm!

HappyPappy April 2, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Out of Work: Jobless Claims Jump to 6.6 Million –
Almost equal to when Zippy was in the White House.

Fred P. April 2, 2020 at 3:43 PM

Ahhh… zippy the pinhead!

Teamster April 2, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Yes…Bring our research/development, factories, business and manfactoring and packaging home. Time to tax the crap out of US companies chasing cheap labor oversees. D-Business@the helm!

HappyPappy April 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM

Did China unleash COVID-19 malevolently or accidentally?

Brandi April 2, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Well….. it did stop all the protests & civil unrest.

Atticus Thraxx April 2, 2020 at 7:35 PM

I love you guys. There is no conspiracy too ridiculous for you to not pick up and run with. It’s scary predictable too. And lines up with your choice of political idolatry. Makes for a pretty entertaining read though and for that I ❤️ you. 🤗

I call for an investigation into the origins of Covfefe-19. Or start spreading the rumor, haven’t decided yet. 😷

Gittyup April 3, 2020 at 6:51 AM

Yep, just a wild, random coincidence that there is a virology lab in Wuhan that happens to be studying corona viruses.

HappyPappy April 2, 2020 at 5:11 PM

I can remember, back in the 1960s, Japan was synonymous with cheap, but not shoddy products.
By the 80s, Japan’s meticulous habits meant that, if it came from Japan, it was well made and worth the price. Their cars were and still are better than ours.
When China started selling cheap products, most people thought that it would follow the same path as Japan.
Now we know, without a doubt, it never happened because China is not Japan (nor is it Korea, which also makes meticulous products). Unlike Japan and Korea, it’s neither clean nor orderly. From their chaos comes garbage.
When we finally got around to retrofitting the Bay Bridge, around 25 years after the 1989 earthquake, fatal flaws were revealed because Caltrans made the terrible decision to buy cheap Chinese parts.
Incompetent Caltrans also approved a Chinese firm to build the roadway and tower. When that incompetent company ignored quality requirements and fell behind schedule, Caltrans, in it’s infinite wisdom, paid hundreds of millions of OUR dollars to induce faster work.
Caltrans also permitted an unknown number of cracked or suspect welds in the suspension span. When two of our senior engineers challenged quality assurance practices, Caltrans subsequently reassigned one and let the other’s contract lapse.
The Bay Bridge is just another version of what we all know: China manufactures lousy junk products. The clothes disintegrate, the tools don’t work, the pet food kills our pets.
They do even worse to their own people; Do you remember the 2008 milk scandal in China? Dairy companies were putting melamine (the same poison that kills pets) in milk to give it the appearance of more protein, and, as always, they tried to cover it up.
The president is absolutely right about bringing back our own manufacturing. In addition, Instead of the cheap crap we buy from China, we should buy quality from South Korea.
I’m buying NOTHING from China.

JWB April 2, 2020 at 5:45 PM

“I’m buying NOTHING from China”

posts HP on a computer made in China. Good one 🙂

Brandi April 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM

And all their clothes sizes are 3X too small!

Brandi April 2, 2020 at 6:24 PM

Obama’s “Medical Device Tax” that was cooked up to help pay for Obamacare helped to chase manufacturers out of the USA.
That crumby legislation was finally repealed this year, but the damage was done. Thanx Obama!

JWB April 2, 2020 at 7:42 PM

@ Brandi

Is that what your smart uncle told you? He is probably not that smart after all. I actually know that business quite well and your statement is not true, and would also make no sense because the tax was levied on the sale of medical devices which means even if businesses left the US, they still had to pay the tax on sales in the US.

Brandi April 2, 2020 at 11:12 PM

@JWB –

Even Obama acknowledged it meant companies would have to pay more in upfront costs ! Tell me he was wrong.

When operating costs rise companies need to find other ways to save money.

Sending the manufacturing jobs overseas was just another way to cut costs because of cheaper labor & alot of companies did that.

There I explained it so even you can understand it…. and at the risk of repeating myself, I think my Uncle is right that explaining anything to liberals is a waste of time…. you don’t get it because you don’t want to.

Brandi April 3, 2020 at 6:38 AM

BTW- A report published by US think tank Tax Foundation in November 2019 found that, if re-imposed, the medical device tax could result in the loss of 21,390 full-time jobs and a reduction in GDP of $1.7bn.

Again… Thanx Obama.

JWB April 3, 2020 at 8:46 AM

@ Brandi

Yep the GDP is through the roof and no jobs are being lost.

No wonder you consider your uncle the smart one in the family.

Brandi April 3, 2020 at 2:40 PM

His argument exposed as idiocy, JWB was reduced to a simple troll….

Rollo Tomasi April 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Welcome to the circus, Brandi. Lot’s of low hanging fruit.

Jojo Potato April 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Be sure not to miss the twitter clip of Jared Kushner explaining how his team is working to straighten out the supply problems with PPE for healthcare workers. An all time greatest density of meaningless buzz words in one minute
GOAT material right there. And don’t worry everything will be quality according to the data. Data, data data. That guy is in so far over his head it’s sad.

Gittyup April 3, 2020 at 7:09 AM

Because you don’t understand it likely means it is right on target.

Jojo Potato April 3, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Do you ever get tired of shilling for Trump co? Must be hard work, are you paid for it?

Ozzie April 2, 2020 at 7:25 PM


President Trump once again falsely claimed on Thursday that the U.S. has done more coronavirus testing on a per-capita basis than any other country.

🇩🇪 Germany: 1 in 90 people
🇰🇷 South Korea: 1 in 119 people
🇺🇸 U.S.: 1 in 273 people

In his defense, he probably thinks 1 in 273 IS more than 1 in 90. He’s not lying. He’s just completely unqualified to be a fast food cashier, let alone POTUS. Can we please put the smart people in charge again now? Thanks in advance.

Atticus Thraxx April 2, 2020 at 7:38 PM

You’re just going to have to accept at some point the president is a big ‘ol liar. The sooner you do, the better off you’ll be. 🤥

Teamster April 2, 2020 at 9:26 PM

Ha…great idea…how about politicians with 30 and 40 years experience that don’t accomplish anything for decades…NO THANKS!

Teamster April 2, 2020 at 9:39 PM

Per NPR…That’s funny…keep looking some day you will real news

Gittyup April 3, 2020 at 6:59 AM

“Can we please put the smart people in charge again now?”

You mean like the Democrat “intellectual” Barrack Obama who covered his crotch instead of his heart when the National Anthem was played? Or like Hillary Clinton who though “scrubbing” her emails required a cloth? Or like Joe Biden who on somedays thinks he’s a cat? That kind of “smart people?”

Ozzie April 3, 2020 at 9:33 AM

I’m beginning to believe he knows he’s lying but knows his audience will believe it and counts on it

He’s dangerous and unfit

Jojo Potato April 3, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Gitty is still focused on a picture of Obama’s hands that were not what he thought was proper. And yet he still supports Mr. Trump no matter what? Time to grow up.

Jojo Potato April 3, 2020 at 12:40 PM

What do you mean “beginning” Trump has lied his way throughout his career. From building it up to watching it collapse in bankruptcy. So much winning!.

Susan Ingram April 3, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Corporate BK that occurs on a regular basis is Corporate welfare… plain & simple. Filing for BK 6 times a\may not be a crime but it does signal a poor businessman.

HappyPappy April 3, 2020 at 12:39 PM

Remember the time Trump and his good buddy Holder got caught running guns to the drug cartel?

How ’bout when he used his IRS attack dogs to go after legitimate 501C business because they didn’t support him?

Here’s one of my favorites; Remember when Trump sent so much cash to one of our sworn enemies that the delivery needed three dozen or more pallets loaded with billions of the stuff like it was a shipment of shoes? To make it extra fun and surprise us, he did it over a weekend in the middle of the night.

And there’s this on that always makes me chuckle; “if you like your doctor” and “if you like your healthcare” What a sense of humor!

This one’s a real hoot; He permitted the sale (gift) of 20% of our uranium to another enemy. Sweet Hilary help with that one. I’m still laughing.

I could go on but my sides ache from laughing.

Jojo Potato April 3, 2020 at 12:52 PM

No I don’t remember those fake conspiracies. But you just keep clinging to them as your version of the truth. I’m laughing to at the fool your are.

HappyPappy April 3, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Potatobrain –
Good post. You removed any doubt regarding an intellect.

Jojo Potato April 3, 2020 at 4:50 PM

A Breitbart editor wrote a book claiming that massive give away of US uranium. It was a complete lie. Check out Snopes for details. Or just complete believing it your favorite conspiracy. Thanks.

Ozzie April 3, 2020 at 4:44 PM


Asked about Jared Kushner’s remark that the federal stockpile is “not supposed to be states’ stockpiles,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said:

“We’ll continue to try to find other sources as we scour the globe for that, but we need the feds to step up.”

Who else would the federal government allocate them to? It has to be to the military, CDC, NIH, FEMA, or the states as apportioned by need and population. Otherwise, somebody has some explaining to do.

I think the reality is that there is no fed stockpile and they are unwilling to say that because it will show weakness and unpreparedness. New Jersey should do what NY is doing and move on to anyone else, our federal government is not able to take accountability. Poor leadership poor results.

Ozzie April 3, 2020 at 6:56 PM

CBS Sacramento.

Google is publicly releasing the data it’s already collecting about people’s movements during the coronavirus pandemic to spot trends in how people are behaving and responding to social distancing.

The company said it plans to publish a series of “Community Mobility Reports” to show the types of places people are visiting across 131 countries and regions. The first report was published on Friday.

Well this could be upsetting to some.

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