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Sandy

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  1. Our mayor officially extended that stay home order to the end of April. Also, on the most recent list of coronavirus in US States, I noticed that the number of new cases in California was very low. Texas, on the other hand, added quite a lot, but i really think that is due to all the test sites that were finally set up over the past 10 days. @Rebel77, I had read that the 3.2 trillion dollar relief package as supposed to include a three-hundred and sixty billion dollar assistance program, whatever that means, for small businesses.
  2. McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press•March 31, 2020 1 / 3 APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Congress Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, where a deal has been reached on a coronavirus bill. The 2 trillion dollar stimulus bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) More FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to capitalize on his leadership post during the coronavirus crisis, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a campaign ad in his home state that touts his role in passing the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. The TV ad debuting across Kentucky on Wednesday boasts of the benefits going to cross-sections of Americans, and McConnell's role in orchestrating Senate passage of the sweeping aid measure. “America’s in crisis like never before. And in times of crisis we look to leaders," a narrator says in the ad. “Mitch McConnell led the passage of the biggest economic rescue package in history. The ad ends by showing McConnell with President Donald Trump, who remains a commanding figure in Kentucky politics. The ad comes after rounds of sniping between McConnell's campaign and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath's campaign as the virus outbreak escalated. McGrath campaign spokesman Terry Sebastian called the ad “a brazen attempt to rewrite history." ------------------- Kentucky loves Turtle Face and The Mangle Oranged Apricot. What a truly diabolical duo!
  3. Outrageous Ebay price for 2 small cans of disinfectant wipes that that sell for $3.99. But hey, the seller wants only 24.99 to ship them. Maybe he is going to hand deliver them. www.ebay.com/itm/New-2-Pack-Cleaning-Disinfecting-35-x-2-70-Total-Count-Clorox-Equivalent-/153883365487?hash=item23d429d06f%3Ag%3ApRMAAOSwvfxegiuR&nma=true&si=IFhl%252FGx763evl0BXMF%252BRnWpcuAA%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  4. Why Trump Originally Chose Easter To Kill Us, Er, Open Up The Economy We learn Trump was deeply moved by evangelicals who were preaching to empty megachurches. By Tengrain Image from: Screengrab Noted serial-adulterer, grifter, and tax cheat, and scam university provost Lord Damp Nut is a very pious man. We learned that he was deeply moved by his fellow grifters, er, evangelicals who were preaching to empty megachurches. And when the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll —you know the one where he tells the toddlers how great he is and how the economy is booming— was cancelled, well it was just a bridge too far. Bloomberg: So, you see, choosing Easter as the target date was, um, more optics and not for any real reason… https://crooksandliars.com/2020/03/why-trump-chose-easter-kill-us-er-open
  5. When I copied @Anna's picture of Japanese pencils, somehow it was greatly enlarged. That's okay. though, because now I can see all the wonderful detail. I just love them!!
  6. @Versailles - I hadn't thought of that, but I think you're spot on!! The only difference is - I don't think it will take a month for the abuse to begin. I've read that, in NYC, the police force is so overworked that, not only will they not be available to respond to domestic violence calls, they seldom arrest shoplifters and even people committing more serious crimes. Then there's the problem with the jails, themselves posing a serious risk of spreading the virus.
  7. @cestrian - I'm so glad that infections and deaths are low in your area. I believe GB siezed control of the situation before it spiraled out of control, unlike Trump, who actually denied on Feb 28 that there was any problem and wouldn't support national testing. Yesterday, just 29 days later, we had about 140,000 known cases, plus, as testing becomes more available, rapidly accelerating numbers of cases are reported daily. Crunching the numbers, I believe we are 2 to 4 weeks away from hitting one million cases in the US, before things even begin to level off. Plus, Trump is going to run out of money - currently a 2 trillion dollar relief package - to throw at the problem. About listening to another one of tRump's "briefings" last night, I simply cannot bear to look at him, hear his voice, or listen to his stumbling, bumbling distortion of the English language. If his IQ were 10 points higher, he would be a grapefruit. btw: The grocery stores in my area have purchasing limits on almost everything.
  8. @Versailles - Thanks so much for the BIG laugh. I needed that! It occurs to me that had this pandemic taken place about 3 decades ago, most of us would have been truly isolated, with only TVs/radios delivering news and wired telephones connecting us to friends/families. Today, there is a vast online community of people we will likely never meet who constitute a huge support group.
  9. Florida will not be allowing any New Yorker to enter their state. This guy didn't get the memo: A New Yorker Going To Florida:
  10. I'd vote in a heartbeat to replace the Mangled Orange Apricot with Gavin Newsom. But alas, where is a great presidential candidate when you need one?
  11. @Anna - Gotta love the announcers calling this ^^^^^ like an Olympic event.
  12. I love Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos, plus the later's "Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini."
  13. That is disgusting!! Could that national company in Austin be Dell? Why not order one online? Have you checked out toasters at Amazon? I once bought a toaster from them and they had a huge selection. Ebay is a possibility, too.
  14. Tiger Woods Although I've always enjoyed a wide variety of sports, golf was not among them. I had only seen short clips of grown men putting on greens, while sports announcers whispered, as if they were worried about waking the baby. Also, having played miniature golf, which nobody took seriously, I was not impressed. Then Tiger Woods left college to join the PGA tour, shattering the sport's country club atmosphere and crashing through the racial barrier of a sport 99.9% dominated by rich white men. In his first year, the 21 year old upstart lapped the field at the Masters and I was hooked. So were the fans, as they broke away from the stands, poured upon the golf course to watch Tiger close the deal and make golf history on the 18th hole. It looked like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
  15. Ces, according to an article near the bottom of a list of articles @Anna listed above, Prince Charles has also tested positive for COVID!! I read it when I clicked onto the article, titled, "Prince Harry and Megan now based in California," Here are the first few paragraphs: Prince Harry and Meghan now based in California: report POOL/AFP/File / TOBY MELVILLE Prince Harry and his wife Meghan rocked the royal family with their January announcement that they will no longer represent the monarchy as they pursue a financially independent life Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have permanently relocated to California amid the coronavirus pandemic, media reports said Friday. The royal couple flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles last week before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly virus outbreak, The Sun reported. "Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good," a "royal insider" told the tabloid. "The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out." The border between the US and Canada -- the longest in the world -- closed last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as both countries see escalating numbers of cases. Harry and Meghan rocked the royal family with their January announcement that they will no longer represent the monarchy as they pursue a new, financially independent life. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step back from royal duties on March 31. It had been thought they would base themselves in Canada, where they have spent time in recent months. But The Sun said the move to California "had been planned for some time" and that the couple had "realised Canada would not work out for various reasons". "They want to be based in the Los Angeles area," the source told the tabloid. Meghan grew up in the Californian city and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives there. The one-time actress also has a network of friends and work contacts in Los Angeles, where she could now restart her career. Disney announced on Thursday that she will narrate a new film about a family of African elephants, set for release next Friday. Kensington Palace, the couple's official residence, did not respond to a request for comment about the reported US move. In Britain, the royal family has been showing solidarity with frontline health staff in the fight against the new coronavirus. Prince Charles, who has tested positive for the virus but is so far showing only mild symptoms, appeared for the first time since the Wednesday announcement of his diagnosis. The heir to Queen Elizabeth II joined Britons across the country showing their appreciation for state-run National Health Service (NHS) workers by publicly clapping simultaneously at 8pm (2000 GMT) on Thursday. Clarence House posted a video on Instagram showing the queen's eldest son applauding from the family's Balmoral estate in Scotland, where he is self-isolating. 0Share
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