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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Most strikingly, biosecurity researchers didn't predict that the United States would be among the hardest-hit countries. On the contrary, last year, leaders in the field ranked the United States top in the Global Health Security Index, which graded 195 countries in terms of how well prepared they were to fight outbreaks, on the basis of more than 100 factors. President Donald Trump even held up a copy of the report during a White House briefing on 27 February, declaring: "We're rated number one." As he spoke, SARS-CoV-2 was already spreading undetected across the country. Now, as COVID-19 cases in the United States surpass 4 million, with more than 150,000 deaths, the country has proved itself to be one of the most dysfunctional.

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They underestimated the power of Donny Dementia and his --------.

Congratulations Trumpterds, you have turned the US into a joke.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-08-06 07:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The only question is whether Trump plays COVID the way he is because he is naturally a stone cold, ignorant, lazy, sociopathic son of a bitch or whether he was following orders from Moscow.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-08-06 08:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A population that breaks into violent riots, obstructs traffic, vandalizes private property, and tries to burn down Federal buildings at the mere site of police will not follow the quarantine rules needed to effectively halt this virus.
Obeying the law is not in the Left's DNA.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-08-06 09:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"A population that breaks into violent riots, obstructs traffic, vandalizes private property, and tries to burn down Federal buildings at the mere site of police"

Welcome to Trumplandia.

"Obeying the law is not in the Left's DNA.

#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ "

Except that the problem is not with the left. It is not a left / right problem. It's a common sense problem. The problem is we don't have any anymore.

No one accounted for Trumps 20,000 lies and successful attempts at the undermining of our democracy and the division of America.

A house divided cannot stand.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 09:50 AM | Reply

will not follow the quarantine rules needed to effectively halt this virus.
Obeying the law is not in the Left's DNA.

Are saying the maskless armed protestors that stormed the Michigan governors office in violation of the stay at home order is the "Left"?

The right wing white supremacists that smashed windows in Minneapolis and other cities are not "the left".

www.msn.com

theintercept.com

Leaked Documents Show Police Knew Far-Right Extremists Were the Real Threat at Protests, Not "Antifa"

Peddle your ----- elsewhere.

www.foxnews.com

Minneapolis 'Umbrella Man' who sparked AutoZone fire is Hells Angels member: police

A man captured on surveillance video smashing windows at a Minneapolis AutoZone in the wake of George Floyd's death is a Hells Angels member bent on stirring up social unrest, police said.

Nicknamed "Umbrella Man" for his all-black getup that included a hood, gas mask and black umbrella, police said the man's actions led to arson -- the first of several that sent peaceful protests into chaos.

Police identified the 32-year-old suspect through a tip last week. Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder told the Associated Press Tuesday he could not confirm the name of the person involved, but said the investigation remains open and active.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-08-06 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"A house divided cannot stand" is the opposite of "Diversity is Our Strength". I assume you've read what's happening in Australia. How do you think a quarantine like that would go over in LA or New York?
The Left pushed "diversity" to pit groups against each other and seize power. A "diverse" population isn't going to pull together for a pandemic or any other existential threat.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-08-06 10:01 AM | Reply

Re 6

Hey moron.

Diversity has nothing to whatever it is you are babbling about.

Our diversity is our strength.

Our ignorance is our weakness.

Trump is exploiting our weaknesses and ignoring our strengths.

Stop being stupid. I don't care what color you are.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

A "diverse" population isn't going to pull together for a pandemic or any other existential threat.

#6 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Not with the guy in the White House doing everything in his power to divide that population. Propaganda Werks (tm).

Get rid of Trumpy and the I bet the virus WILL "disappear like magic"

Except it won't be magic. It will be us using our common sense and a we will finally have a leader who will lead us out of Trumpy's nightmare.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Police identified the 32-year-old suspect through a tip last week."

Let that sink in: he bragged about it to someone.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-06 10:50 AM | Reply

The Fox News readers comments show what lowlifes look like. The comments section is full of gems like:
I can say that because of tis man's actions, the Hell's (sic) Angels have lost a LOT of respect in my opinion!

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-06 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Joe will unify and lead us? Not going to happen. Not after the last 20 years where history is taught as nothing but an endless list of offenses by white males against everyone else.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-08-06 12:04 PM | Reply

"Joe will unify and lead us?"

Well, it's true, he may not be able to reunify you.

You are obviously pretty far gone. And I don't think they do lobotomies anymore.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 12:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This is what you get America for raising your children
up to be Talibaptists and teaching them to listen to
Faux News and distrust science...

America needs to realize that ALL opinions do not equate.
Not all opinions need to be heard. I remember, back oh,
some 40-45 years ago (when I was a child), when morons never
got any 'air time' on the news... Now, you can hardly avoid them.
Why? Because very rich evil people want it that way. It causes
confusion, it causes distraction, it leads to whole generations
of mealy mouthed limp brained mouth breathing idiots, just out
wandering around and consuming what they are told to consume.

They forgot about one little side effect though. A nation of morons
has no idea what to do when faced with actual calamities. It's a recipe
for disaster and a sure way to destroy a Republic...

#13 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-08-06 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If your war game program assumes competent leadership, it was designed by incompetent leadership.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-06 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It should assume a sycophantic press. Abject failure like New York, objectively the worst outcome in the world, would be be spun as success.

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-08-06 02:21 PM | Reply

It's so incredibly sad how Trump has brainwashed his followers into thinking Trump can do no wrong.

Unfortunately it's also killing a thousand people a day.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 02:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donnie wanted a tax cut.

Which meant there would have to be cuts in government spending.

So (along with other things) they gutted the Center for Disease Control.

Disease is something only poor people worry about.

Seen Trump lately? He's having the time of his life on his golf courses.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-08-06 02:31 PM | Reply

Unfortunately it's also killing a thousand people a day.

"Yea. But those people would have voted for Biden. So. No loss!"
-Donnie Dementia.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-08-06 02:33 PM | Reply

If your war game program assumes competent leadership, it was designed by incompetent leadership.
#14 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Oh?
Is this common in War Game scenarios?

Does Red Team just decide to do nothing and let Blue Team wash over the battlefield, like Trump let the virus wash over us, Blue States first?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 02:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It should assume a sycophantic press. "

It's hard to assume some things. Like the President would believe he is above the Law. And that he believes in nonsense and that he was the smartest man in the room when in fact he is the dumbest.

I was completely convinced that there was no way America would elect a such a moron to run the country in today's day and age.

Now I am completely convinced otherwise.

Americans are insane.

We driven ourselves mad in a Fantasyland of our own creation.

We have found the enemy. And it is us. (Pogo)

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-06 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Left pushed "diversity" to pit groups against each other and seize power.
#6 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

W said "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists." I guess Cindy Sheehan was with the terrorists.

Sarah Palin called her supporters "Real America" and called for "Second Amendment remedies" and said "don't retreat, reload."

You're just accusing the Left of what you've been doing ever since the Southern Strategy.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-06 03:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was completely convinced that there was no way America would elect a such a moron to run the country in today's day and age.

#20 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

He was the best that Republicans had. The cream of the conservative crop. A majority of conservatives decided to raise him up as the person that best represents them out if all the other options.

THEY chose this. THEY built this. THEY own it.

#22 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-08-06 10:15 PM | Reply

The American experience might have run its course. Just the mere thought of Trump as a leader of the Free world and all the nonsense he farts daily on 'policy' and everything else and these licking the ground Trumps pees on, ugh, the epitome of -------!

#23 | Posted by bingy at 2020-08-06 11:17 PM | Reply

A population that breaks into violent riots, obstructs traffic, vandalizes private property, and tries to burn down Federal buildings at the mere site of police will not follow the quarantine rules needed to effectively halt this virus.
Obeying the law is not in the Left's DNA.

#3 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

There's so much wrong here where to begin?

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-07 09:22 AM | Reply

How do you think a quarantine like that would go over in LA or New York?
The Left pushed "diversity" to pit groups against each other and seize power. A "diverse" population isn't going to pull together for a pandemic or any other existential threat.

#6 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Jesus Christ what an idiot.

There's no way this guy really thinks this ---- and is only posting this to stir the pot.

Spinning diversity as a wedge and the reason our pandemic response has been poor.

Hey -------, why not just admit our response has sucked because we have zero national leadership?

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-07 09:25 AM | Reply

"A population that breaks into violent riots, obstructs traffic, vandalizes private property, and tries to burn down Federal buildings at the mere site of police will not follow the quarantine rules needed to effectively halt this virus.
Obeying the law is not in the Left's DNA."

Not one word is incorrect. Any faux outrage comes from a perps outlook.

#26 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-08-07 09:27 AM | Reply

There's not a single part of that overly generalized, logically poor pile of ---- that is correct.

But then again, look at the poster and the one agreeing with them...

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-07 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is this common in War Game scenarios?
Does Red Team just decide to do nothing and let Blue Team wash over the battlefield, like Trump let the virus wash over us, Blue States first?

#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-08-06 02:34 PM | FLAG:

Yes. Leadership failures and internal factionalism are very common once you hit the field for those scenarios. They don't get sand tabled like they should, it's a very underrated variable.

#28 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 09:13 AM | Reply

"Leadership failures and internal factionalism are very common once you hit the field for those scenarios. They don't get sand tabled like they should"

That seems pretty stupid.

How you gonna win a war when one of the leaders surrenders, like President Donald J. TRUMP surrendered to the China Flu?

Explain how that's doable.

Is "Hope Congress Impeaches And Convicts" supposed to be part of the wargaming scenario too?

Go ---- yourself, dummy.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 01:45 PM | Reply

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