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The Great Unwashed

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  1. The Great Unwashed

    Corona Horse, Corona Rider - Covid #9

    There is such an argument to be made, but if that were the case, they'd be hyping the 1-2 million number, not the 100,000. Trump is just trying to acclimate his supporters to thinking that 100,000 deaths is a good thing, and anything less than that is a win. In the meantime, the state of Oklahoma,.USA, is lagging seriously behind on testing. Between 3/28 and today, the state only processed 237 tests. 188 of them were confirmed positive, only 49 were confirmed negative. That tells me that there is a bad backlog in test processing, even though the state has began to ramp up actual testing. It also tells me that there is still a shortage of tests, as it appears only the sickest people are being tested. I just checked the stats, and Oklahoma appears to be running dead last when it comes to number of tests reported. Even Alaska has conducted nearly twice as many tests as Oklahoma has. The crazy thing about that is that it was in Oklahoma City when everyone realized the shit was going to hit the fan economically, when Rudy Gobert tested positive and the NBA cancelled its season. Nearly 1/3 of all tests conducted in Oklahoma are positive, which is a rate far higher than any other I've seen. Expect things to get bad in Oklahoma.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Yep, was just coming here to post that. He's been convinced that there are going to be a lot of deaths, so, he went from "15 cases, soon to be zero", to "it'll be a huge triumph of my administration if we manage to keep deaths at 100,000". Then, when or if, we hit each "milestone", the numbers will be adjusted upwards accordingly so he can claim victory each time.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Idk, I think some of the estimated 30% newly unemployed Americans might find a newfound inclination to support an insurance system that isn't dependent on them having a job.
  4. The Great Unwashed

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    True. I should add that wasn't a shot at Christians generally, but just the groups like this. However, I will say that while Thomas Road Baptist may be holding online services, Liberty University is very much open for business (NYT - limited clicks).
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    So, for anyone hoping this will be over sooner rather than later, you you might want to check some of the Christians out there. Can't let things like a deadly viral pandemic get in the way of fleecing people out of their money, natch.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    This OAN reporter is looking for a press secretary gig.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    I don't have any good nearby options. Lady Lujan Grisham, or Lord Polis may perhaps take me as a refugee in their realms.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    He just people-are-sayinged "New York is stealing masks."
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    It's okay, I took a huge bong rip and my blood pressure is almost back to normal.
  10. The Great Unwashed

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Is he saying the fucking state of New York is selling masks on the fucking black market??
  11. The Great Unwashed

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    What the fuck is he babbling about now? They have to stop showing these fucking press conferences!
  12. The Great Unwashed

    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Realizing I'm just another random person on the internet, but in Oklahoma, the procedure for testing has been that unless you're needing to be hospitalized, or have come into contact with someone with a positive diagnosis, you cannot get tested, whether you're presenting with symptoms or not. So there are certainly at least hundreds of uncounted cases in a fairly rural state. That's not to say healthcare providers are diagnosing people over the phone, but there was certainly an active effort by this administration to deliberately not test people, and the only question is how large the pool of untested infected individuals actually is.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Man, I remember picking out my Christmas wish list for my letter to Santa out of the Sears catalog.
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    US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

    Do you think that we will finally be able to get ISPs regulated as utilities after this?
  15. The Great Unwashed

    The Gallows Humor Thread

    Is anyone at the point yet where you've started entertaining yourself by imagining the most ghoulish - yet still plausible - thing that the talking heads on TV might be thinking in their blackest heart? For example, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is on CNN right now talking about how her husband is sick with the virus and can't see him, which is legitimately sad. Formalities aside, however...this new, bored, ghastly person I've become can't help but wonder if she's thinking "Dammit! If only he'd gotten sick like 4 weeks ago!"
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