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Posts posted by Godsbrother

  1. At this point no one should care about "which party is winning".  We need to remain diligent and do what it takes to keep the pandemic from overwhelming out health care system and at the same time help the American people and businesses remain solvent.

    Let's do that and worry about the election this fall.   

    (it is the president's job to lead by example in this regard when the country is in a crisis) 

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  2. 12 hours ago, The Commish said:

    meh...there's a few of us around.  Tea party was never really about being fiscally conservative.  That should be painfully obvious by now.  Even as a fiscal conservative, I get that this money is necessary.  The pork is a disgusting part of this whole thing.  I haven't gotten to read the most recent version, but the previous ones should make every American embarrassed.  Those were total nonsense in the middle of a crisis where time is of the essence.

    One thing you can count on is our lawmakers in Washington never pass up the opportunity to do the wrong thing and that goes for both parties.

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  3. 14 hours ago, squistion said:

    Cross posted in coronavirus government response thread:

    Ugh. :yucky:

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 9m9 minutes ago

    The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!

    Everyone wants to get back to work ASAP but there is this little pandemic thing that we need to get under control first, moron.  Nobody gives a crap about you.

    This guy is unbelievable...

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  4. 5 hours ago, GoBirds said:

    Or it just reflects that they understand that a deadly virus like this isn't going to be contained by a politician, no matter what the "blame everything on Trump" crowd tries to force down their throat. 

    You've been around here long enough to know that there is always going to be a faction of people that are in the "blame everything on the president" crowd.   Clinton got it, Bush got it, Obama got it and now Trump is getting it.   It goes along with the job.  

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  5. 12 minutes ago, tamales said:

    My brother, his wife, and 3 month old niece all have this. They got it from the wife's sister and fiance who both tested positive. They all have very very mild symptoms. Only one had a fever or cough. The rest just say feels like slight cold. Such a crazy virus. Im starting to think millions already have this. 

    I was sick 3 weeks ago.  No fever but headache, sore throat, runny nose, head and then chest congestion.  Had a very minor cough.  I was over it in 10 days which is a little longer than I usually take to recover from a cold.   I don't think that I had Covid-19 but who the hell knows...

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  6. 1 hour ago, RnR said:

    If you have to go back two weeks to find one thing you can say positive about this after hours of daily correspondence with America on the matter, I think you're kind of proving my point.

    Not at all.  My point was that the few times Trump finally does get some praise from the left he quickly (almost immediately) falls back to his old shtick of patting himself on the back, making outlandish claims, and blaming others.  It is a perpetual cycle with this guy...

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  7. I just cancelled a trip to NYC for the wife and I on April 17-23 for her borthday.   We were flying into LaGuardia, staying at the Marriot in Times Square, going to a couple Broadway shows, hit the tourists sites,  go shopping and obviously eat at NYC restaurants.   

    If NYC reopens tomorrow the odds of us rescheduling are zero even though the Broadway tickets are not refundable if they don't cancel so I would be eating well over $2,000.    The point is that things are not going back to normal for a while no matter what the president or governor say about getting back to work.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, RnR said:

    I've been trying to respond to all of them. I think we all agree he's not perfect. And he's certainly not the top choice for a president during a pandemic. But I go back to the "boy who cried wolf" narrative on some of these guys. It's hard to take them seriously when everything he does is the worst thing in the world. Rinse, repeat tomorrow.

    Again he was being praised 2 weeks ago on this very board and the sentiment for most posters was "finally, he seems to be taking this seriously".  Since then the president has gone back to his old ways and so have the FBG critics.

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  9. 11 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

    Despite Trump's ridiculous rhetoric his actions have been pretty good.  I am actually thankful he is in charge instead of the bleeding heart mindset that dominates this forum of saving lives at all costs including driving us into a depression. 

    There is nothing that Trump can say or do that is going get people to go on a plane, go to a restaurant, movie theater or mall until this outbreak is contained.  Perhaps if it would have been effectively contained 3 weeks ago but now there is no way.  

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  10. 19 minutes ago, RnR said:

    This is a perfect example of the scenario where Trump can't win with you guys.

    If he shines some optimism on trying to use some already approved drugs to help our patients: IRRESPONSIBLE. JUST LET THE DOCTORS TALK.

    If he doesn't provide details on how we're trying to find out-of-the-box solutions to fight this disease and instead lets the doctors do all the talking: WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP?

    There is a negative spin script for every scenario. Many news outlets use it (hello, Mr. Fish Tank Man). People in this forum use it. And you wonder why those of us who don't have a political "team" in this pandemic battle roll our eyes.

    There is no denying that Trump gets dumped on incessantly by many posters on this board.  However it was only two weeks ago that a lot of those same posters praised Trump in his initial presser and were saying it was the best moment of his presidency.   

    Unfortunately it didn't last long because Trump very quickly moved off of that stance and began patting himself on the back, contradicting his own medical advisers, making wild claims like he knew it was a pandemic for a long time and blaming Democrats, the states, fake news, etc..   

    While 1% may be unfair for the other 99% he brings it on himself.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, jm192 said:

    This is absurd to blame on Trump.  

    If you need to be told to ask your doctor before eating your fish tank cleaner--you've got bigger problems than Trump or COVID-19.  


    I agree.  I am ny no means a Trump fan but spinning this as Trump's fault is ridiculous.

  12. 16 minutes ago, Tom Skerritt said:

    Just a reminder... if everyone had sheltered in place a month ago (or Christ even 2 weeks ago), and had we isolated the positive cases at that time, this would mostly be over by now. 

    I am not disputing this but I am trying to figure it out.   Until we have a vaccine or very effective means of testing and treating the virus all we are doing by sheltering in place is flattening the curve and buying time.   Now I agree with this approach and we should have done it sooner (heck there are still states that haven't) but I am not sure that weeks ago we could have identified, let alone isolated all of the cases.   

  13. 25 minutes ago, Skoo said:

    So say next week Trump declares everyone should go back to work or whatever.

    Do governors still have the authority to keep everyone at home if they choose?

    Assuming that all travel destinations, sports, concerts, restaurants, retail stores and movie theaters were opened tomorrow are you going there?  Until there is a decline in the outbreak and effective drug treatment telling people to go back to work isn't going to do all that much to convince people it is okay to resume normal day-to-day to living.

    Unfortunately I don't think there is a quick and easy fix for the economy no matter what the government does  

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  14. 6 hours ago, Courtjester said:

    Tim--go to CNN and count the number of "gotcha" articles there.  The press conference questions asked after each session further bolster my point. We have a media that cares about scoring points for their "side" vs. just helping us. We have journalists who want to be "the news" vs reporting the news.

    I just want numbers--I want facts--I don't need a slant.

    You are right but if you're watching CNN you kind of know what you're getting, just like Fox.    I've been watching ABC news and I think they've been pretty good.   I don't think it is a gotcha to point out the difficulties in getting masks, ventilators, tests, etc.  That stuff is happening and I don't think it is a low blow to point out that we still have shortages months after the initial outbreak.

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  15. 2 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

    This bill should not be about leverage or pet projects. Simply cut a check to whoever you decide will get it and move on. 

    :goodposting:  They need to cut the bull and get something passed to help the American people.   Anything that cannot be agreed to should be removed and tried separately in a different bill.

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  16. 11 minutes ago, Sneegor said:

    Such an embarrassment for the Dems and it virtually guarantees the Republicans gain seats in November 

    It is the job of both parties to come up with a bill that will help the American people and that takes compromise and sacrifice.   It is a shame that they can't do that during a crisis and it blows my mind that some people continue to cheer for one party when they are both absolute failures.    

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