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2020-07-04 6:33:54 PM  
thanks for reminding me i haven't had a bagel in months
 
2020-07-04 7:16:24 PM  
They wanted to play stupid games....
 
2020-07-04 8:01:13 PM  
Cincinnati?

/runs
 
2020-07-04 8:51:47 PM  
How long until we realize that a region by region approach isn't going to work?

/should never have left "lockdown" with the curve having been as it was.
 
2020-07-04 8:55:38 PM  
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2020-07-04 10:07:41 PM  
It's just city folk getting sick, not regular people, so not only will the red hats not care, this will just reinforce their belief that cities are bad places.
 
2020-07-04 10:11:16 PM  
???
We had new York as an example of what could happen. And time.
We didn't try. WTF, Texas?
 
2020-07-04 10:12:02 PM  
They may have subpar bagels, but Houston has Kenny and Ziggy's delicatessen and that's not nothing.
 
2020-07-04 10:13:29 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: It's just city folk getting sick, not regular people, so not only will the red hats not care, this will just reinforce their belief that cities are bad places.


What's lost on them is that the cityfolk are filling hospitals... because the rural folks don't have hospitals to fill.  Enjoy dying at home, 'Muricans.

This is just gonna keep getting worse.  Thanks, MAGAts!  Thanks, healthcare-for-profit!
 
2020-07-04 10:14:59 PM  

VisualiseThis: They may have subpar bagels, but Houston has Kenny and Ziggy's delicatessen and that's not nothing.


Hey now - the New York Bagel Shop down on Hillcroft makes genuinely good bagels.
 
2020-07-04 10:15:46 PM  
Deaths are a lagging not leaving indicator. Once the hospitalization rate goes critical, the deaths will follow.
 
2020-07-04 10:16:11 PM  
Leading not leaving stupid voice dictation software
 
2020-07-04 10:17:46 PM  

VisualiseThis: They may have subpar bagels, but Houston has Kenny and Ziggy's delicatessen and that's not nothing.


Yeah Bellaire has some good Jewish deli spots.

That being said headline is pretty much spot on.
 
2020-07-04 10:18:37 PM  
What da fark are you ordering bagels in Houston for? Go for the huevos rancheros, or a breakfast tostadas. But yeah, they (and we in Florida) are farked. Wish us luck farkers! The REAL fun began today for me, and back tomorrow early. Paddling towards the wave now on my board, starting to get choppy!
 
2020-07-04 10:18:39 PM  
I had a rabbi in Austin talk about how much she loved Texas but that she'd kill us all for a decent salt bagel.

(She also explained the choice in words that God uses when speaking to the Israelites at Sinai as "He used the polite plural form, so not 'you' or even 'all of you' but something closer to 'all y'all'.")
 
2020-07-04 10:19:18 PM  
Okay Texas,
Here's what to do:
1. Do what Dr. Fauci says if you want to live.
2. If you're not a Democrat and only trust Republicans, copy everything Governor Larry Hogan Jr. of Maryland did and take his advice.

And please wear a mask.
 
2020-07-04 10:20:24 PM  

mathamagical: VisualiseThis: They may have subpar bagels, but Houston has Kenny and Ziggy's delicatessen and that's not nothing.

Yeah Bellaire has some good Jewish deli spots.

That being said headline is pretty much spot on.


My dad grew up in Bellaire in the 50's and 60's. He's Christian but his school got off a lot of the High Holy Days and he ate a lot of gefilte fish growing up.
 
2020-07-04 10:22:05 PM  
Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?
 
2020-07-04 10:23:58 PM  
Is anyone else disgusted by these death panels who decide who lives and dies?  This is a perfect opportunity for Thunder Domes.
 
2020-07-04 10:24:16 PM  

Alien Robot: Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?


Not yet. But soon.
 
2020-07-04 10:24:47 PM  

Lord Dimwit: My dad grew up in Bellaire in the 50's and 60's.


Any chance you were West Philadelphia, born and raised?
 
2020-07-04 10:25:45 PM  

Paul Baumer: Deaths are a lagging not leaving indicator. Once the hospitalization rate goes critical, the deaths will follow.


I don't believe the death numbers we have already. Each of these southern states has already been caught lying. I redirect the deaths are higher than stated.
 
2020-07-04 10:25:47 PM  

RussianPotato: Is anyone else disgusted by these death panels who decide who lives and dies?  This is a perfect opportunity for Thunder Domes.


Honestly, isn't it time we got beyond Thunderdome?
 
2020-07-04 10:26:37 PM  

Alien Robot: Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?


The Texas governor just wants them to die and go away.
That's Republicans for ya.
 
2020-07-04 10:26:37 PM  

thedingoatemybaby: What da fark are you ordering bagels in Houston for? Go for the huevos rancheros, or a breakfast tostadas. But yeah, they (and we in Florida) are farked. Wish us luck farkers! The REAL fun began today for me, and back tomorrow early. Paddling towards the wave now on my board, starting to get choppy!


Seriously. Bagels suck, especially against migas and breakfast tacos.
 
2020-07-04 10:27:35 PM  

SFSailor: The Dog Ate My Homework: It's just city folk getting sick, not regular people, so not only will the red hats not care, this will just reinforce their belief that cities are bad places.

What's lost on them is that the cityfolk are filling hospitals... because the rural folks don't have hospitals to fill.  Enjoy dying at home, 'Muricans.

This is just gonna keep getting worse.  Thanks, MAGAts!  Thanks, healthcare-for-profit!


Also, the worst off patients in the country often end up getting transferred to the typically better hospitals in the nearest city.  A lot of the people filling up hospital beds in the city actually aren't from the city.
 
2020-07-04 10:32:45 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: thanks for reminding me i haven't had a bagel in months


Purists may cringe, but Winco Foods has amazing Hawaiian bagels.  Some cream cheese and pepper jelly, breakfast that will wake you up.
 
2020-07-04 10:34:38 PM  

electricjebus: SFSailor: The Dog Ate My Homework: It's just city folk getting sick, not regular people, so not only will the red hats not care, this will just reinforce their belief that cities are bad places.

What's lost on them is that the cityfolk are filling hospitals... because the rural folks don't have hospitals to fill.  Enjoy dying at home, 'Muricans.

This is just gonna keep getting worse.  Thanks, MAGAts!  Thanks, healthcare-for-profit!

Also, the worst off patients in the country often end up getting transferred to the typically better hospitals in the nearest city.  A lot of the people filling up hospital beds in the city actually aren't from the city.


If they live long enough.

And it might be the first thing cut when we start filling up everywhere and triaging finally gets real.

We'll see.
 
2020-07-04 10:35:42 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Paul Baumer: Deaths are a lagging not leaving indicator. Once the hospitalization rate goes critical, the deaths will follow.

I don't believe the death numbers we have already. Each of these southern states has already been caught lying. I redirect the deaths are higher than stated.


Can't say as I understand the assumptions, but I've seen figures around 125,000 additional deaths above normal + COVID-19 deaths.  Pneumonia deaths running 5-6 times normal in some states, complications of diabetes, etc.
 
2020-07-04 10:36:52 PM  

RussianPotato: Is anyone else disgusted by these death panels who decide who lives and dies?  This is a perfect opportunity for Thunder Domes.


To be fair, geriatric Thunder Dome sounds hilarious... awful, but hilarious.
 
2020-07-04 10:38:13 PM  

Alien Robot: Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?


Cuomo sucks and farked up New York's response, especially early on. Now that that's out of the way, let's focus on what's happening NOW.
 
2020-07-04 10:40:01 PM  

thedingoatemybaby: What da fark are you ordering bagels in Houston for? Go for the huevos rancheros, or a breakfast tostadas. But yeah, they (and we in Florida) are farked. Wish us luck farkers! The REAL fun began today for me, and back tomorrow early. Paddling towards the wave now on my board, starting to get choppy!


Everyone knows the best bagels are in Montreal anyway...
 
2020-07-04 10:40:01 PM  

natazha: amazing Hawaiian bagels.


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2020-07-04 10:40:24 PM  
I had a bialy with cream cheese and lox this morning. Might have another one now.
 
2020-07-04 10:40:30 PM  

themindiswatching: How long until we realize that a region by region approach isn't going to work?


November 3rd.  Maybe?
 
2020-07-04 10:40:36 PM  
Beans boost your immune system.

Maybe the chili isn't better after all...
 
2020-07-04 10:40:50 PM  
As I understand it New York is mostly innocent liberals and they did their best and the minimum number of cadavers was accomplished

Houston is mostly conservatives who are guilty and they brought this rain of dry-coughing death upon themselves and then made it worse with a complete lack of mask and voting etiquette

Is this about right?
 
2020-07-04 10:41:03 PM  

Alien Robot: Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?


Change the farking channel.
 
2020-07-04 10:42:14 PM  

RussianPotato: Is anyone else disgusted by these death panels who decide who lives and dies?  This is a perfect opportunity for Thunder Domes.


Thunderdome between people who need respirators sounds lame.  Wheel their gurneys next to each other and give them each a baseball bat?
 
2020-07-04 10:42:17 PM  

electricjebus: Also, the worst off patients in the country often end up getting transferred to the typically better hospitals in the nearest city.  A lot of the people filling up hospital beds in the city actually aren't from the city.


My hometown has a pretty large number of cases, very small number of deaths. I suspect they are being transferred to the city, dying there and then getting lumped into those numbers.
 
2020-07-04 10:42:19 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: thedingoatemybaby: What da fark are you ordering bagels in Houston for? Go for the huevos rancheros, or a breakfast tostadas. But yeah, they (and we in Florida) are farked. Wish us luck farkers! The REAL fun began today for me, and back tomorrow early. Paddling towards the wave now on my board, starting to get choppy!

Seriously. Bagels suck, especially against migas and breakfast tacos.


Whipped up some migas this morning using leftover chips and salsa from last night's takeout.
 
2020-07-04 10:42:48 PM  

eiger: Alien Robot: Did the Texas governor mandate senior care facilities to accept contagious seniors who already tested positive and were showing symptoms like the New York governor did?

Cuomo sucks and farked up New York's response, especially early on. Now that that's out of the way, let's focus on what's happening NOW.


No no.... a democrat made a bad decision in the past so any current or future bad decisions on the part of a republican is perfectly fine.
 
2020-07-04 10:43:07 PM  

SFSailor: If they live long enough.

And it might be the first thing cut when we start filling up everywhere and triaging finally gets real.

We'll see.


I live in a city and work in the country, it's amazing to me how many of the older workers I have that know my neighborhood by the world class hospital in the neighborhood just north of it.
 
2020-07-04 10:43:09 PM  

mikaloyd: As I understand it New York is mostly innocent liberals and they did their best and the minimum number of cadavers was accomplished

Houston is mostly conservatives who are guilty and they brought this rain of dry-coughing death upon themselves and then made it worse with a complete lack of mask and voting etiquette

Is this about right?


No. Not at all.
 
2020-07-04 10:44:00 PM  

natazha: Dead for Tax Reasons: thanks for reminding me i haven't had a bagel in months

Purists may cringe, but Winco Foods has amazing Hawaiian bagels.  Some cream cheese and pepper jelly, breakfast that will wake you up.


i don't like spam!
 
2020-07-04 10:44:08 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Beans boost your immune system.

Maybe the chili isn't better after all...


I'm still lookin for a great chili w/out beans........when I lived in De-toilet just about every place that sold chili dogs (Coneys) no beans I move west & not 1 place sells chili w/out farkin beans.......yuck I hate beans!!!!!
 
2020-07-04 10:44:13 PM  

electricjebus: SFSailor: The Dog Ate My Homework: It's just city folk getting sick, not regular people, so not only will the red hats not care, this will just reinforce their belief that cities are bad places.

What's lost on them is that the cityfolk are filling hospitals... because the rural folks don't have hospitals to fill.  Enjoy dying at home, 'Muricans.

This is just gonna keep getting worse.  Thanks, MAGAts!  Thanks, healthcare-for-profit!

Also, the worst off patients in the country often end up getting transferred to the typically better hospitals in the nearest city.  A lot of the people filling up hospital beds in the city actually aren't from the city.


good friend of mine is an ER doc over in St Petersburg, FL and That's exactly what's happening. As hospitals are filling up, they are diverting patients to whoever has room.
"We have so many cases we have an ED made for 30 people and it's holding 70. We don't have enough beds so we keep going on ambulance divert"
They've also taken in a lot of patients from the more rural areas as well as their hospitals (if they even have one beyond a glorified clinic) are getting filled up too. It's madness.
 
2020-07-04 10:44:18 PM  
Does Houston chili have beans?
 
2020-07-04 10:44:44 PM  

eiger: mikaloyd: As I understand it New York is mostly innocent liberals and they did their best and the minimum number of cadavers was accomplished

Houston is mostly conservatives who are guilty and they brought this rain of dry-coughing death upon themselves and then made it worse with a complete lack of mask and voting etiquette

Is this about right?

No. Not at all.


None of it?
 
2020-07-04 10:46:09 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: thedingoatemybaby: What da fark are you ordering bagels in Houston for? Go for the huevos rancheros, or a breakfast tostadas. But yeah, they (and we in Florida) are farked. Wish us luck farkers! The REAL fun began today for me, and back tomorrow early. Paddling towards the wave now on my board, starting to get choppy!

Seriously. Bagels suck, especially against migas and breakfast tacos.


That's because you have never had a proper salt bagel with either cream cheese and lox or Taylor ham, egg, and cheese. With salt, pepper and ketchup, of course...
 
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