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Friday, February 28, 2020

A pandemic will result in global and U.S. recessions during the first half of this year, the economists said. "The economy was already fragile before the outbreak and vulnerable to anything that did not stick to script. COVID-19 is way off script," the economists said.

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Prolly higher if you figure in Trump firing anyone who knew anything about pandemics when he came into office, bringing in victims with unprotected staff, and then putting VP Clownface in charge.

Might be 90 percent.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-02-28 01:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The odds don't matter.

Trump opened a casino and it lost money, so we're fine.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-28 01:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donald Trump isn't going to take responsibility for what happens because of coronavirus, he's just not.

During pandemic he's going to lie about everything.

It will somehow prove impossible to enumerate virus deaths until well after election.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-28 07:48 AM | Reply

Coronavirus has under-lined the craziness and incompetence of Donald Trump.

THE MAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING, AND PEOPLE WILL DIE.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-28 07:51 AM | Reply

you Dems have lost your minds!

#5 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-02-28 09:44 AM | Reply

you Dems have lost your minds!

#5 | Posted by Maverick

How so?

That the virus isn't a big deal?

Or that Trump's response hasn't been inept and incompetent?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-28 09:49 AM | Reply

That the virus isn't a big deal?

Or that Trump's response hasn't been inept and incompetent?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-28 09:49 A

I think he wants to say both things but won't, just in case.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-28 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That corporate globalization and borderless world ideology is really working well.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-02-28 09:58 AM | Reply

That corporate globalization and borderless world ideology is really working well.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian

Right because 1918 influenza didn't occur...

Nor the various waves of plague in the middle ages...

But then again I've stopped expecting you to actually think.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-28 10:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

you Dems have lost your minds!

#5 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

Better that than losing our country to a fool and a liar.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-02-28 10:16 AM | Reply

Coronavirus bingo time! Which of the following will be uttered by Trump, Dr. Mike "I am NOT constipated" Pence, or Ivanka ("Medical Care Barbie")

-I like pandemic victims who don't die...
-I could have a thousand dead coronavirus victims on Fifth Avenue and still wouldn't lose a vote...
-the stock market is doing better. How's your 301-K?
-pandemics are not in my portfolio, obviously...
-who has time for golf while there's this virus?
-Completing the big, beautiful wall will protect the United States from this virus, which is no worse than the flu...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2020-02-28 10:16 AM | Reply

That corporate globalization and borderless world ideology is really working well.

#8 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

So... people going on vacation in other countries is considered "corporate globalization and borderless world ideology"? Yeah... having supply chains across the world increases travel, but we would have global travel regardless. It isn't products that are spreading the virus, it is people.

Lol, you are such a Trump sycophant.

#12 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-02-28 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

So now Liberals actually think Trump is the cause of the corona virus and is to blame for everything. Hate truly blinds the dumb.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2020-02-28 12:13 PM | Reply

So now Liberals actually think Trump is the cause of the corona virus

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2020-

You've heard no one say that except maybe Rush Limbaugh.

Liberals think that Trump has screwed this disease thing up because since 2018 he has.

Did you see Trump's presser on the disease? We know he is desperate just because he felt forced to confront the press at all. His performance in doing so was less inspiring than the average cartoon character.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-28 12:26 PM | Reply

Hate truly blinds the dumb.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2020-02-28 12:13 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

If any significant number of people die because of coronavirus, or even if any significant number of people don't get paychecks because of it, even elements of his base will hate Trump.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-28 12:27 PM | Reply

So now Liberals actually think Trump is the cause of the corona virus and is to blame for everything. Hate truly blinds the dumb.

#13 | Posted by humtake

No kidding. Why else would somebody think libruls are blaming Trump for the virus?

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-28 01:00 PM | Reply

So now Liberals actually think Trump is the cause of the corona virus and is to blame for everything. Hate truly blinds the dumb.

#13 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Everyone's life serves a purpose. Your purpose is to serve as a warning to others.

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-28 01:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

In typical Republican fashion, if an outbreak occurs, it will only be recognized and treated with any seriousness if Republicans are affected. Otherwise, status quo on the science denial...

By recognized and treated with seriousness, I mean blaming the Democrats for whatever goes wrong, by the way.

#18 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-02-28 03:26 PM | Reply

It will hit Saint Petersburg especially hard.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-28 06:34 PM | Reply

Trump is NOT to blame. That being said,he is only concerned about how this affects the economy and his reelection. He doesn't give one schitt about who dies or any of the other stuff, only HIMSELF, ALWAYS ONLY HIMSELF.The rest is all bad playacting that fools only the gullible and simple,his base.

#20 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-28 08:50 PM | Reply

I'm not worried. I figure if I get it then I get it and then will deal with it. Worrying about it just causes more health problems.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-02-28 09:02 PM | Reply

#21

It's been years since I've seen Laura/Larry say anything that made sense.

#22 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-28 09:13 PM | Reply

I've seen Laura/Larry say anything

Considering you can't see, but rather hear, what a person says...

Give it a rest Goat.

This thread isn't about your ability to see sound.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-28 09:23 PM | Reply

I've seen Laura Larry [post] anything

Fixed that for you.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-28 09:26 PM | Reply

"Fixed that for you.

#24 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

I said it right the first time. If you have a different opinion, post it. You do not speak for me. Learn this.

#25 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-28 09:28 PM | Reply

"Considering you can't see, but rather hear, what a person says...
Give it a rest Goat.
This thread isn't about your ability to see sound.
POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Actually, I've never heard a word from anyone here except for the three I've met. I know what I nkow of them through my sense of sight and reading.

What an odd perception of the cyber-world you have.

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-28 09:32 PM | Reply

Who cares what Goatman says?? I plonked his ass YEARS ago. No sense keeping bird crap on my monitor.

#27 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-02-28 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Who cares what Goatman says?? I plonked his ass YEARS ago. No sense keeping bird crap on my monitor.

#27 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR "

You talk about me daily, so what is the point in plonking me? I live in your head next to your dinky little brain. And you can't do anything about it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

#28 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-28 10:26 PM | Reply

If you have a different opinion, post it.

That's exactly what I did.

Looks like you learned something, because you wrote "post it", instead of "say it".

Congratulations.

You do not speak for me. Learn this.
#25 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Educating the ignorant is a thankless job.

But, you're welcome.

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-28 10:29 PM | Reply

"Educating the ignorant is a thankless job.
But, you're welcome.

#29 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Spin as you like, add your cutesie comments, I don't care. It doesn't change the original premise that you do not speak for me.

Learn this. (educating the ignorant is a tough job, so you probably won't)

Bye, for this thread, troll. Do what you last word freaks do.

You're welcome.

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-28 10:38 PM | Reply

Do what you last word freaks do.
#30 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Freaks? You must be forgetting your past.

Old age has finally tamed the surly Goat.

You're a shell of the man you once were.

So sad.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-02-28 11:05 PM | Reply

The Powers That Be are just using another boogey man to scare and divide us.

www.livescience.com

The flu is more lethal than this "Pandemic."

An actual pandemic kills at a high rate. That's what that word means to most people. Lay people don't consider the flu to be a pandemic, it's just "The Flu." It goes around every year. Not that big of a deal. Sure, technically the word applies but to use it in the way they are using it our media is sensationalizing things and making them appear far more important than they actually are.

There are four other Corona virus "Pandemics" that have been going on for decades. Ever heard about them? No, of course you haven't - they occurred before the media sold its conscience for clicks.

www.niemanlab.org

#32 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-02-29 05:38 AM | Reply

There are four other Corona virus "Pandemics" that have been going on for decades. Ever heard about them? No, of course you haven't - they occurred before the media sold its conscience for clicks.

#32 | Posted by Merovigan a

Latest Right-wing propaganda.

If the disease can in fact be limited, you and Trump will get away with it.

If it can't, then 2.5% of you Trumpers will be dead.

#33 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-29 09:17 AM | Reply

Ever heard about them?

Yes we heard about SARS, H1N1, etc because the media is doing its job in warning the public.

Fat Nixon would have rather everyone believe everything is okay and there is no need to take precautions because that makes him look better.

The bigger answer is that a lot of what we consume comes from China which is reeling from this outbreak. Ignoring it will make it worse.

Information and knowledge is important to the world. Ignorance and conspiracies abound in Cult45.

#34 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-29 12:09 PM | Reply

Hoax.

Fake news.

#35 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-03-01 04:21 AM | Reply

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