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2020-04-02 9:25:16 AM  
Holy shiat, the farking balls on this motherfarker.
 
2020-04-02 9:26:37 AM  
As a nonessential business can it be open?
 
2020-04-02 9:28:18 AM  

BizarreMan: As a nonessential business can it be open?


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IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR ME, PICKLE!

 
2020-04-02 9:31:24 AM  
Media companies should broadcast him playing while on a split screen show New York hospitals.

If he plays golf during this epidemic, it should be the most broadcast campaign ad in history.
 
2020-04-02 9:34:14 AM  
Strategy fresh from Louis XVI.
 
2020-04-02 9:36:47 AM  
Just goes to show you how wrong you Pelosi was.  He's not fiddling while people die.  He's golfing!

Stupid libs.
 
2020-04-02 9:44:14 AM  
Republicans: BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI!  GOLFING!  VACATIONS!

Also Republicans: So what if Trump golfs during a national emergency?  Everyone deserves a break.
 
2020-04-02 9:44:34 AM  
Golfing is only wrong if it's a Democratic President doing it.
 
2020-04-02 9:49:05 AM  
Anyone remember what George Dubya Bush was doing when Katrina hit?

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August 29, 2005:

At 6:10 AM CDT (1110 UTC), Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall as a strong Category 3 hurricane near Buras, LA, with sustained winds of more than 125 mph (205 km/h), although Category 4 winds may have briefly affected the area.[14] Katrina continued north into St. Bernard Parish, crossed Lake Borgne, and made its final landfall near the mouth of the Pearl River on the Louisiana/Mississippi border still as a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph.[1]
By 8:00 AM CDT (1300 UTC), in New Orleans, water was seen rising on both sides of the Industrial Canal.
At approximately 8:14 AM CDT (1314 UTC), the New Orleans office of the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Orleans Parish and St Bernard Parish, citing a levee breach at the Industrial Canal. The National Weather Service predicted three to eight feet of water and advised people in the warning area to "move to higher ground immediately."[15]
By 9:00 AM CDT (1400 UTC), there was 6-8 feet of water in the Lower Ninth Ward.[16][17]
At 10:00 AM CDT (1500 UTC), Hurricane Katrina made its third landfall near Pearlington, Mississippi and Slidell, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 120 mph (193 km/h) after crossing Breton Sound. Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport and Biloxi Mississippi were decimated. Also at 10:00 AM. while at a Medicare event in El Mirage, Arizona, President Bush said, "I want to thank the governors of the affected regions for mobilizing assets prior to the arrival of the storm to help citizens avoid this devastating storm."[18]
By 11:00 AM CDT (1600 UTC), there was approximately 10 feet (3 m) of water in St. Bernard Parish.[16] Many rooftops could not be seen here as they were submerged. Therefore, there was much more than 10 feet (3.0 m) of water in many places.
At 2:00 PM CDT (1900 UTC), New Orleans officials confirmed a breach of the 17th Street Canal levee.[16] There was also confirmation of breaches at two other canals.
 
2020-04-02 9:51:09 AM  

BizarreMan: As a nonessential business can it be open?


My impression is that under the current orders from the Virginia governor, the golf course itself can; it's decent exercise if you don't use a cart, and social distancing is easily maintainable. The golf course clubhouse, however, must be closed.

See transcript of a recent news conference with the Governor, which has links to the relevant portions of the video.
 
2020-04-02 9:51:31 AM  
Maybe they need the carts so they can form a protective circle around Fauci?
 
2020-04-02 9:51:33 AM  
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005
At 12:00 PM CDT (1700 UTC), Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff became aware that the New Orleans levee breaches could not be plugged.[16] Governor Blanco ordered that all of New Orleans, including the Superdome, be evacuated due to the flooding of the city. She commandeered hundreds of buses from across Louisiana using her executive powers, and those buses eventually evacuated more than 15,000 people that were stranded in the city to the Superdome by Thursday, September 1.[23] There were also many instances of reported looting, including looting by police officers.[24] Governor Blanco also said that she will request President Bush send federal troops to help restore law and order in New Orleans. 9,668 Army National Guard and 956 Air National Guard were deployed (10,624 total). USCG helicopters rescue 350 people off roof tops.[25]
 
2020-04-02 9:52:17 AM  
The real reason he won't declare nationwide shutdown, right here.
 
2020-04-02 9:52:41 AM  
Oh please pleaseplease please please please please please please
 
2020-04-02 9:52:48 AM  
I think the governor should make sure that course is shut down until he gets something in return from Trump.
 
2020-04-02 9:52:50 AM  

UberDave: Golfing is only wrong if it's a Democratic President doing it.


How much did Republicans complain about Bill Clinton's time on the golf course?
 
2020-04-02 9:52:57 AM  
Nero had his fiddle...
 
2020-04-02 9:53:58 AM  

PluckYew: Media companies should broadcast him playing while on a split screen show New York hospitals.

If he plays golf during this epidemic, it should be the most broadcast campaign ad in history.


I was thinking the exact thing. Plaster it all over the airwaves and Internet. Make sure to get some fist pumping in there.
 
2020-04-02 9:54:20 AM  
No no no, he isn't golfing, he is just grifting money from the secret service to his golf club.
 
2020-04-02 9:54:28 AM  
Go ahead, Donnie, do it... just hand Biden a free campaign ad (like you do with ever presser).  There's no possible way it could backfire if you play golf during a time when over 1000 Americans are dying per day...
 
2020-04-02 9:55:48 AM  
You know who has the easiest job in the world right now.  The Ad agencies that have been hired by Democrats to produce attack ads against Trump.
 
2020-04-02 9:56:03 AM  

null: Anyone remember what George Dubya Bush was doing when Katrina hit?

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August 29, 2005:

At 6:10 AM CDT (1110 UTC), Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall as a strong Category 3 hurricane near Buras, LA, with sustained winds of more than 125 mph (205 km/h), although Category 4 winds may have briefly affected the area.[14] Katrina continued north into St. Bernard Parish, crossed Lake Borgne, and made its final landfall near the mouth of the Pearl River on the Louisiana/Mississippi border still as a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph.[1]
By 8:00 AM CDT (1300 UTC), in New Orleans, water was seen rising on both sides of the Industrial Canal.
At approximately 8:14 AM CDT (1314 UTC), the New Orleans office of the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Orleans Parish and St Bernard Parish, citing a levee breach at the Industrial Canal. The National Weather Service predicted three to eight feet of water and advised people in the warning area to "move to higher ground immediately."[15]
By 9:00 AM CDT (1400 UTC), there was 6-8 feet of water in the Lower Ninth Ward.[16][17]
At 10:00 AM CDT (1500 UTC), Hurricane Katrina made its third landfall near Pearlington, Mississippi and Slidell, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 120 mph (193 km/h) after crossing Breton Sound. Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport and Biloxi Mississippi were decimated. Also at 10:00 AM. while at a Medicare event in El Mirage, Arizona, President Bush said, "I want to thank the governors of the affected regions for mobilizing assets prior to the arrival of the storm to help citizens avoid this devastating storm."[18]
By 11:00 AM CDT (1600 UTC), there was approximately 10 feet (3 m) of water in St. Bernard Parish.[16] Many rooftops could not be seen here as they were submerged. Therefore, there was much more than 10 feet (3.0 m) of water in many places.
At 2:00 PM CDT (1900 UTC), New Orleans officials confirmed a breach of the 17th Street Canal levee.[16] There was also confirmation of breaches at two other canals.


I could give a fark about W right now. Compared to Trump he's mother farking Gandhi.
 
2020-04-02 9:56:13 AM  
Maybe he's using the golf carts to deliver toilet paper, did you think of that haters?
 
2020-04-02 9:56:21 AM  

BizarreMan: As a nonessential business can it be open?


It can be made essential if we can use it as a means to quarantine  him there.

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/ You know for public safety or some shiat.
 
2020-04-02 9:56:26 AM  

LarryDan43: I think the governor should make sure that course is shut down until he gets something in return from Trump.


Ha ha, you think Trump would carry through with a deal?
 
2020-04-02 9:56:53 AM  
To protect fellow Americans, he will play golf only with the Russian Ambassador.
 
2020-04-02 9:57:45 AM  

OldRod: Go ahead, Donnie, do it... just hand Biden a free campaign ad (like you do with ever presser).  There's no possible way it could backfire if you play golf during a time when over 1000 Americans are dying per day...


That only works if Biden actually does something with it.
 
2020-04-02 9:57:45 AM  
He needs a break from doing absolutely nothing to address the pandemic.
 
2020-04-02 9:57:58 AM  

Flashfyr3: Nero had his fiddle...


Lyre
 
2020-04-02 9:58:40 AM  
If he golfs, it's at long last proof there is nobody left around him who will tell him "no," because even Jared Kushner and I'mEric are smart enough to realize this is crazier than Margot Kidder drinking a jar of expired thumbtacks and taking a public shiat on Andy Dick's public foreskin restoral.
 
2020-04-02 9:58:58 AM  
OldRod:

Biden would be a better president than Trump,but so would a dog turd. When you say anyone is better than the worst possible person, that's a given, not a campaign strategy.
 
2020-04-02 9:59:30 AM  

Rav Tokomi: No no no, he isn't golfing, he is just grifting money from the secret service to his golf club.


He must have had a conversation with Half Scoop and I'm Eric and the loss of revenues at his properties must have come up.
 
2020-04-02 9:59:42 AM  

Pincy: I could give a fark about W right now. Compared to Trump he's mother farking Gandhi.


Just establishing a) a Republican pattern of behavior and b) nobody will give a shiat except a certain segment of the media and a certain segment of the population with a particular political bias.

We've seen this before and you can bet the GOP and Fox News will minimize the fallout and the rest of the complicit media will forget the story within 24 hours while the Democratic Party lacks the utter balls to run the f*cking attack ads.
 
2020-04-02 10:00:13 AM  
If you aren't, you should be reading Heather Cox-Richardson (History Professor Boston College) Daily Letter
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It is a good daily summation of the derp that is our government, etc.


The news broke that the United States has been sending medical supplies to other countries while our own health care workers don't have masks or PPE (personal protective equipment). Politico revealed that an administration official called counterparts in Thailand to ask for PPE only to be told by a confused official on the other end who said that the U.S. was shipping those very supplies to Thailand. One shipment had already arrived, and another was on its way. Vice President Mike Pence, who is in charge of the administration's coronavirus task force, immediately halted the shipment. It appears that there has been no coordination between the administration and USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, so we have apparently been exporting the very supplies we need at home.

This created a furor over the fact that we also sent 17.8 tons of medical supplies, including masks, gowns, gauze, and respirators to China in February, after the severity of our own impending crisis was already clear. The administration has said these supplies were "donated," but I have not been able to track down by whom.
Politico also broke the story that since March 12, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been in charge of his own coronavirus response team to get the private sector on board to fight the crisis. Trump has been reluctant to activate the Defense Production Act, a law that enables the government to encourage manufacturers to produce vital equipment and protects them from losses when they do. Bizarrely, the Trump administration-like all others since the law went into effect in the 1950s-uses this act all the time to respond to natural disasters, to move supplies around during emergencies, and so on, but refuses to do so now. Instead, it appears Trump has tapped Kushner to coordinate with private industry. In that capacity, he and his outside experts-including a number from the consulting firm McKinsey-are acting as a sort of independent cell without government oversight and are overruling the teams already in place.

We learned that the Obama administration tried five years ago to address what it perceived as a lack of ventilators in case of a pandemic, paying $13.8 million to a Pennsylvania manufacturer-a subsidiary of a huge Dutch appliance and technology corporation-- to create a cheap, easy ventilator to stockpile. The FDA cleared the device in September and the Department of Health and Human Services, which had provided the $13.8 million, ordered 10,000 of them for $3,280 each. Instead of providing those ventilators, the company instead hiked its prices and sold them overseas. Trump has declined to use the DPA to get the company to produce the ventilators it developed for the U.S. Instead, Kushner's team is negotiating with it to build 43,000 more expensive hospital ventilators for the U.S.

Pence tried to suggest that the administration's slow response was because China had been slow about admitting the full extent of the disease and that the Centers for Disease Control had initially mischaracterized the danger from it as low. (While China did try to quash information about the disease, the CDC was clear about it.) Pence continued: "I don't believe the President has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus." (There is overwhelming evidence Trump did exactly this.)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has not wanted to take the responsibility for closing down his state and has been trying to get Trump to do it. But Trump doesn't want to do it either. So the two of them have been trying to get the other to do it as the infection and death rates in Florida climb. Finally, today, DeSantis made the call, but he exempted churches, synagogues, and houses of worship from its provisions, calling them essential businesses. This will permit religious leaders like Rodney Howard-Browne to keep his megachurch open. On Monday, sheriff's deputies arrested Howard-Browne for unlawful assembly and a violation of health emergency rules.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has finally issued shelter-in-place order for Georgia, too, as the state reported 4,748 cases of Covid-19 and 56 deaths. He said a key change was the recent news that people could transmit the virus without showing symptoms, but of course that news is not recent; we have known it virtually since the beginning.

DeSantis has another crisis on his hands, too. A cruise ship with infected passengers is sitting off the coast of Florida, and he doesn't want it to dock in the state. Trump is not taking responsibility for that, either. So DeSantis has finally announced he will take off the ship the 49 people on it who hail from Florida... but not the others, including those from other countries, who continue to float on a ship with disease on it. This situation needs an immediate solution.

The federal government had a similar problem aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier where Covid-19 was spreading. Tired of waiting for his superiors to get his people to safety, the ship's commander wrote a scathing letter claiming that keeping the sailors on the ship was "an unnecessary risk and breaks faith with those Sailors entrusted to our care." After the letter was made public, Navy officials agreed to offload sailors to quarantine in Guam to keep the disease at bay.

Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, appointed by Kemp and married to the CEO of the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, revealed more stock trades today that took place after she had attended a Senate briefing on the severity of the coming epidemic. She sold stock in retail stores and bought stock in a company that makes PPEs. She maintains she has done nothing wrong.

And Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and associate of indicted political operative Lev Parnas said on the Fox News Channel today he thought that closing schools was "way overkill" and that it was hurting the economy unnecessarily. California has more than 6,900 cases and at least 150 people there have died from it.

Finally, it appears that Trump will continue golfing despite the crisis. Although staying mum about who the "dignitary" they need to protect is, the Secret Service has signed a $45,000 contract to rent golf carts in Sterling, Virginia, where Trump has a golf course that remains open despite Virginia's stay-at-home order.
It's important to note that any of these stories might have good explanations. Maybe shoring up USAID was worth losing our PPEs, or there's a good reason not to use the DPA to get more ventilators from the company who contracted to produce them. But if so, we are not hearing those explanations. Instead, what jumps out at this hodge-podge of stories is the lack of organization and expertise, and the apparent every-man-for-himself attitude at the highest levels of government.

That attitude sure doesn't seem to be producing an effective response to the global pandemic that is threatening our lives.

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2020-04-02 10:00:14 AM  
Since all televised sports are canceled, shouldn't the american public be allowed to watch Trump golf on tv?

Just tell Trump that it would have the bigliest ratings in history! Bigger than the Superbowl!
 
2020-04-02 10:00:16 AM  
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2020-04-02 10:00:22 AM  

UberDave: Golfing is only wrong if it's a Democratic President doing it.


Golfing is wrong when anyone does it.  Golf sucks.
 
2020-04-02 10:01:03 AM  

cretinbob: Flashfyr3: Nero had his fiddle...

Lyre


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2020-04-02 10:01:11 AM  

abb3w: UberDave: Golfing is only wrong if it's a Democratic President doing it.

How much did Republicans complain about Bill Clinton's time on the golf course?


His hole in one got a lot of attention.
 
2020-04-02 10:01:16 AM  
Playing golf is still allowed under social distancing guidelines in USA. It is good exercise and a chance to get some fresh air for people who otherwise would be trapped at home. He is just practising what he preaches.
 
2020-04-02 10:01:38 AM  

cretinbob: Flashfyr3: Nero had his fiddle...

Lyre


Lyre, Rome's on fire?
 
2020-04-02 10:02:10 AM  

null: Anyone remember what George Dubya Bush was doing when Katrina hit?


At this point, Bush would be a very welcome replacement for trump IMHO.

trump has shown us all how useless a president can actually be when he really puts his mind to it.  All before him were incredible, smart workhorses comparatively.
 
2020-04-02 10:02:49 AM  

cretinbob: Flashfyr3: Nero had his fiddle...

Lyre


Lyre, liar, whatever.
 
2020-04-02 10:02:51 AM  

FlashHarry: Holy shiat, the farking balls on this motherfarker.


Does he want to lose the election?

Or maybe he thinks he's farked regardless
 
2020-04-02 10:03:02 AM  
bUT hE iS WOrkIng
 
2020-04-02 10:03:14 AM  
 
2020-04-02 10:03:35 AM  
I hope he invites all his friends! It's probably been a while. They can all shake hands and hug. And Donald's had a hard time lately. He should definitely get to grab all the pussy he wants. Grab a pussy, shake some hands, repeat. Oh, you know what else is fun? Buffet food. Lots of buffet food. High quality shiat, too, no disposable plates. Just keep using the same fine china ones. Make sure a lot of the food is really peppery too; the sneezing means it's properly spiced!
 
2020-04-02 10:06:16 AM  

abb3w: BizarreMan: As a nonessential business can it be open?

My impression is that under the current orders from the Virginia governor, the golf course itself can; it's decent exercise if you don't use a cart, and social distancing is easily maintainable. The golf course clubhouse, however, must be closed.

See transcript of a recent news conference with the Governor, which has links to the relevant portions of the video.


Bullshiat Trump won't use a cart!
 
2020-04-02 10:06:21 AM  

UncleDirtNap: You know who has the easiest job in the world right now.  The Ad agencies that have been hired by Democrats to produce attack ads against Trump.


The ads just write themselves.
 
2020-04-02 10:06:37 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: this is crazier than Margot Kidder drinking a jar of expired thumbtacks and taking a public shiat on Andy Dick's public foreskin restoral.


Wow... that's oddly specific
 
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