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(Talking Points Memo)   At yesterday's Lie-lapalooza, Trump says we've built 18 hospitals during the past few weeks   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2020-04-08 12:36:25 AM  
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2020-04-08 12:46:32 AM  
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2020-04-08 12:47:37 AM  
As long as you count hospitals as a pup tent with a cot, then yes, he's built 18 hospitals.
 
2020-04-08 1:01:04 AM  
The Corps of Engineers has been moving mountains, converting facilities into temporary hospitals. Or providing support to contractors who are doing it.

It could be 18. Doesn't mean they brick-n-mortared 18 from the ground up.

The Corps is working miracles because Trump got the fark out of their way.
 
2020-04-08 1:06:30 AM  

wejash: The Corps of Engineers has been moving mountains, converting facilities into temporary hospitals. Or providing support to contractors who are doing it.

It could be 18. Doesn't mean they brick-n-mortared 18 from the ground up.

The Corps is working miracles because Trump got the fark out of their way.


This is true.  Being an army brat, I been to to a lot of "temporary" shiat put by the Corps - some thirty or forty years after being built.
 
2020-04-08 1:08:21 AM  

wejash: The Corps of Engineers has been moving mountains, converting facilities into temporary hospitals. Or providing support to contractors who are doing it.

It could be 18. Doesn't mean they brick-n-mortared 18 from the ground up.

The Corps is working miracles because Trump got the fark out of their way.


Besides, are you sure Trump is capable of getting out of his own way? (or any one elses)
 
2020-04-08 1:14:25 AM  
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2020-04-08 1:40:54 AM  

PaulRB: wejash: The Corps of Engineers has been moving mountains, converting facilities into temporary hospitals. Or providing support to contractors who are doing it.

It could be 18. Doesn't mean they brick-n-mortared 18 from the ground up.

The Corps is working miracles because Trump got the fark out of their way.

Besides, are you sure Trump is capable of getting out of his own way? (or any one elses)


I think the Corps has some heavy lift equipment that can move several tons of rubble, or one fatass Trump. Sure.
 
2020-04-08 2:01:28 AM  
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2020-04-08 2:34:39 AM  
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2020-04-08 2:35:52 AM  

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Good thing I finished eating already.
 
2020-04-08 3:37:53 AM  
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2020-04-08 4:10:57 AM  
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
 
2020-04-08 4:12:02 AM  
What an abomination. I noticed that when he gets a big word right, he has a twitch of self impression. Like there's a little voice inside saying "good job!"
 
2020-04-08 7:00:23 AM  
What happens to the hospital tents during a severe thunderstorm?
 
2020-04-08 7:03:45 AM  

PaulRB: As long as you count hospitals as a pup tent with a cot, then yes, he's built 18 hospitals.


Or converting convention centers into 'hospitals' (by scattering cots around & hoping for the best I guess - all those cots/beds in a big open space makes me think that most anyone being sent there is already really sick & probably won't be leaving except under a sheet - in the cold, hard reality of triage it makes sense (giving the real hospital beds/equipment to those with the best chance of recovery), but it's beyond criminal that it's come to this)
 
2020-04-08 8:28:08 AM  
I've seen or heard General Semonite, the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, a few time the last few weeks. He is one hyper dude who is really into his team's work. The first time I heard him I wondered if whoever was interviewing him was going to do a "yes sir!" at the end.  I want whatever that guy has been taking.
 
2020-04-08 9:04:17 AM  

damageddude: I've seen or heard General Semonite, the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, a few time the last few weeks. He is one hyper dude who is really into his team's work. The first time I heard him I wondered if whoever was interviewing him was going to do a "yes sir!" at the end.  I want whatever that guy has been taking.


Military grade stimulants I assume or this is his natural state .
 
2020-04-08 9:05:34 AM  
China showed how to do it right.

/ and that's a thing I typed in 2020
// hell, it's gonna be a long weird year
 
2020-04-08 9:13:55 AM  
He found out the M stands for mobile.
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2020-04-08 9:15:10 AM  
Instead of talking about his lies, let's talk about how severely syphilis can impact a person's ability to function in any capacity.  Don't you think he looks tired?
 
2020-04-08 9:15:24 AM  
Each reporter should have asked, "Where are they located so we can tell the American people? Or are you so full of shiat that it speaks for you now?"
 
2020-04-08 9:15:43 AM  

starsrift: China showed how to do it right.

/ and that's a thing I typed in 2020
// hell, it's gonna be a long weird year


One of the hospitals that China "did right" collapsed. And killed a bunch of people.

Please tell me you're not buying into the fact that China has somehow eradicated the virus, too.
 
2020-04-08 9:15:56 AM  
Hospitals is his word for where they bury dead people.
 
2020-04-08 9:17:33 AM  
Trump can't even get building details right, the one thing he is actually supposed to know something about.

Protip: Trump knows shiat about building
 
2020-04-08 9:18:36 AM  

KungFuJunkie: What happens to the hospital tents during a severe thunderstorm?


They stay where they are.
These tents are built for the monsoons of Asia, plus some.

Now, you add in tornadoes and all bets are off.
 
2020-04-08 9:19:47 AM  

vikingfan73: starsrift: China showed how to do it right.

/ and that's a thing I typed in 2020
// hell, it's gonna be a long weird year

One of the hospitals that China "did right" collapsed. And killed a bunch of people.

Please tell me you're not buying into the fact that China has somehow eradicated the virus, too.


I suggested the Chinese government built a hospital quickly and effectively to respond to the pandemic. You posted a link of some random hotel collapsing. I'm not exactly sure what the two events have in common.

I'm not even dignifying your second suggestion with a response.
 
2020-04-08 9:26:38 AM  
This far in and there's no "A hospital? What is it?".?

Yet this is exactly what should be asked.  When the President made his statement, the follow-up question should have been:

"What do you mean by the term "hospital"?
 
2020-04-08 9:29:02 AM  

wejash: The Corps of Engineers has been moving mountains, converting facilities into temporary hospitals. Or providing support to contractors who are doing it.

It could be 18. Doesn't mean they brick-n-mortared 18 from the ground up.

The Corps is working miracles because Trump got the fark out of their way.


They have 1 accepting patients, one more real close.  Hey, 18 hospitals, 2 hospitals, they're all integers.
 
2020-04-08 9:32:04 AM  
This is all just so sad. People are hurting, dying, looking for leadership. And what do we get? An orange jackass going on TV every day to hype himself up while his goons buy up medical equipment that people desperately need, I'm guessing to just sit in warehouses so 'the right kind of people' suffer.

I hope you're happy with yourselves, trump supporters. Look at what you've done. I wish there was a giant pile of shiat I can could rub your nose in like I would a dog, but I really wouldn't want to insult dogs by equating you with them.
 
2020-04-08 9:32:41 AM  
This might be a good time for farkers to re-read Eric Hoffer's amazing analysis "The True Believer."  Written in 1948, it is still relevant.
 
2020-04-08 9:33:17 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: Trump can't even get building details right, the one thing he is actually supposed to know something about.

Protip: Trump knows shiat about building


I wouldn't trust his knowledge of being a worthless sack of lazy fatass, and that's his only specialty
 
2020-04-08 9:35:15 AM  
Well, my memory failed me, it was written in 1951 (the year of my birth).

Hoffer quotes:

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
 
2020-04-08 9:49:47 AM  
Really, it was only 17
Doc mcstuffins' hospital really shouldn't count.
 
2020-04-08 9:53:17 AM  
Built / are building / will eventually build... probably
It's practically the same thing! Only stupid grammar nazi libs would complain about it!
 
2020-04-08 10:00:02 AM  
In a less strange time any other president would at least go visit these places for a photo op or at the least some form of reassurance and leadership, but I would put money down he doesn't even visit the outside of one let alone go in.
 
2020-04-08 10:09:22 AM  
"Well, we gave enough money to donors to have built 18 hospitals. I have to assume they were built."
 
2020-04-08 10:12:43 AM  
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2020-04-08 10:14:53 AM  
Built in the sense that we put some beds in already empty buildings and said "this is now a hospital".

An actual solution could have been paying hotels some bulk rate for the right to operate as improvised quarantine areas. Maybe cost + 5% and the promise that the federal government will pay to re-carpet, paint, and deep clean the facility when finished. 100+ rooms at a time with wheelchair access, elevators, bathrooms, and a pre-built intercom system.
 
2020-04-08 10:48:29 AM  

KungFuJunkie: What happens to the hospital tents during a severe thunderstorm?


Intensities in tent cities?
 
2020-04-08 10:51:08 AM  
So 18 tents that can each handle roughly 300 patients, primarily those with less severe symptoms. He is applauding himself for ~5400 beds when NYC has over 140k cases.

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