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(Washington Post)   Could Trump's handling of the pandemic have been any worse? In other news, Chandler Bing is now writing headlines for the Washington Post   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-07-20 3:45:09 PM  
Doing nothing would probably have been better...
 
2020-07-20 7:35:39 PM  

iheartscotch: Doing nothing would probably have been better...


His hoax comment doomed this country.
 
2020-07-20 7:54:21 PM  
I never really watched Friends but I got the reference through osmosis, like you know you usually do with a show that old. So did Rachel and Monica get it on? Just say yes.
 
2020-07-20 8:53:00 PM  

Sgt Otter: iheartscotch: Doing nothing would probably have been better...

His hoax comment doomed this country.


One comment, while bad, isn't nation-ending. The perpetual denial AND the politicization of mask wearing.... That's what really got us.
 
2020-07-20 9:59:25 PM  
It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.
 
2020-07-20 10:00:47 PM  

Purple_Urkle: It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.


Wait, there's a mono plague now?!
 
2020-07-20 10:03:15 PM  
he's made everything worse and he's not through yet so.
 
2020-07-20 10:03:15 PM  

Purple_Urkle: It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.


He could be IN the kissing booth.

urggh

/threw up in my mouth
//and on my keyboard
///hell get me a mop
 
2020-07-20 10:03:52 PM  

Mugato: I never really watched Friends but I got the reference through osmosis, like you know you usually do with a show that old. So did Rachel and Monica get it on? Just say yes.


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Oh do tell, I've got to hear this one. You played it backwards and Satan told you?
 
2020-07-20 10:04:58 PM  
I suppose he could have given us all special blankets like they did with the Native Americans.  But that would have taken effort, which isn't Donnie's style.
 
2020-07-20 10:05:13 PM  
He stepped aside, way aside to the point of indifference before actively starting to undermine the effort, once he realized he couldn't rule by fiat and open the country in April. All his cronies were taken care of since both R & Ds decided to dump a ton of money into the economy so that stocks are at or close to pre-pandemic levels despite record unemployment and unrest not seen since the 60s... so he's got that going for him.
 
2020-07-20 10:06:05 PM  
Yassss
 
2020-07-20 10:06:15 PM  

Purple_Urkle: It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.


He did that long ago...

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2020-07-20 10:06:29 PM  
It's almost like he's a psychopathic malignant narcissist who's doing it on purpose to "punish" people for daring not worship him enough.

Like every other such monster that has ever obtained power.

/We farking warned you using these exact terms
 
2020-07-20 10:07:21 PM  
 
2020-07-20 10:08:21 PM  
Chanandler Bong, surely?
 
2020-07-20 10:09:32 PM  
Never EVER say that. He can and WILL do worse, it's like a challenge to him.
 
Kiz [BareFark]
2020-07-20 10:09:32 PM  
I suppose he could have made it worse by issuing executive orders requiring all Americans to deliberately expose themselves to it to "get it over with".

Or by trying to stop the virus with nuclear weapons.
 
2020-07-20 10:09:48 PM  

iheartscotch: Doing nothing would probably have been better...


Government seizing life-saving supplies and purposefully redirecting it away from blue states like NY that needed it just because their governors wouldn't suck his dick.  Yes, not only did Trump not making things better, he ACTIVELY made them worse.
 
2020-07-20 10:10:19 PM  
How about when he called for a national lockdown, then told armed civilians to fight the order?

That was swell.
 
2020-07-20 10:11:00 PM  
I'm sure they could have handled it worse, but it would have been something like going around intentionally infecting his political enemies then throwing them in concentration camps with no medical care.
 
2020-07-20 10:11:25 PM  
That op-ed was basically pointless intellectual masturbation with nothing of actual value.

That said, I will salute him and award him one and one-half internet points for being that obsessively committed to driving a relatively simple one-liner about how Trump "couldn't have done a worse job if he tried" into the farking ground like he was using it to lay a hundred miles of railroad.

That's either some real dedication or some real quarantine-driven cabin fever going on in there.
 
2020-07-20 10:12:32 PM  
Of course almost anything can be done worse than it is done. In this case we have an example in this hemisphere: Bolsanaro. By the time he's done, the only people left in Brazil will be the uncontacted peoples.

Just don't tell Trump that he can do worse because he will farking do it just because.
 
2020-07-20 10:12:40 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Purple_Urkle: It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.

Wait, there's a mono plague now?!


Member of extended family just came down with mono. We are all thrilled it's 'only' mono.

/Yaaaaay 2020.
 
2020-07-20 10:13:08 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: I'm sure they could have handled it worse, but it would have been something like going around intentionally infecting his political enemies then throwing them in concentration camps with no medical care.


"Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these - Oakland is a mess."

- Trump on the matter of unmarked feds disappearing random people
 
2020-07-20 10:15:19 PM  
In the strictest sense, his handling of the pandemic could have always been worse unless he personally eliminated all life on Earth, but if you don't go with the "in the strictest sense" garbage, then the answer's "no".
 
2020-07-20 10:15:20 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Dictatorial_Flair: I'm sure they could have handled it worse, but it would have been something like going around intentionally infecting his political enemies then throwing them in concentration camps with no medical care.

"Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these - Oakland is a mess."

- Trump on the matter of unmarked feds disappearing random people


And it's pure crickets from the militia dipshiats who live in constant fear of this very thing. Probably because they're the ones on the goon squads.
 
2020-07-20 10:18:59 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Purple_Urkle: Dictatorial_Flair: I'm sure they could have handled it worse, but it would have been something like going around intentionally infecting his political enemies then throwing them in concentration camps with no medical care.

"Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these - Oakland is a mess."

- Trump on the matter of unmarked feds disappearing random people

And it's pure crickets from the militia dipshiats who live in constant fear of this very thing. Probably because they're the ones on the goon squads.


Either that or too distracted looking for those MS-13 caravans and scoping out pizza parlors.

/for investigative purposes
//yes ... investigation
 
2020-07-20 10:21:14 PM  
Chanandler Bong, subby.
 
2020-07-20 10:21:18 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Purple_Urkle: Dictatorial_Flair: I'm sure they could have handled it worse, but it would have been something like going around intentionally infecting his political enemies then throwing them in concentration camps with no medical care.

"Because we're not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these - Oakland is a mess."

- Trump on the matter of unmarked feds disappearing random people

And it's pure crickets from the militia dipshiats who live in constant fear of this very thing. Probably because they're the ones on the goon squads.


If we have learned anything from history it is that people claim be to simple folk with rural values who don't need no liberal education, who don't believe the Lügenpresse and think our culture is under attack will be the one manning the concentration camps.
 
2020-07-20 10:21:45 PM  
I suppose that if you really exercised your imagination, you might come up with a few things Trump could have done worse. He didn't, for instance, order the Air Force to bomb American hospitals.

So far...
 
2020-07-20 10:22:04 PM  

Mugato: I never really watched Friends but I got the reference through osmosis, like you know you usually do with a show that old. So did Rachel and Monica get it on? Just say yes.


It happened. Live in happiness.
 
2020-07-20 10:22:27 PM  
Hey, at least he hasn't tried selling chunks of the nation back to the countries we got them from way back when.

The only ones who would want their bit back are the Canarsee Indians of the Lenape, and they just want to see what they can get for being landlords in Manhattan.
 
2020-07-20 10:24:23 PM  
He deliberately made it worse. So ... no, he couldn't have farked it up more.
 
2020-07-20 10:36:28 PM  

ukexpat: Chanandler Bong, surely?


That's MRS. Chanandler Bong!

/And don't call me Shirley.
 
2020-07-20 10:39:00 PM  
FTFA: "For all the criticism liberals have of President Trump, I know of none who assert that he is intentionally trying to destroy the country."

Maybe check in with some of the other opinion pieces on your website?  Trump is definitely intentionally trying to destroy the country, plenty of people have made this observation.  The difference, I guess, is that when Obama was "destroying the country" he was doing it sneaky-like by trying to give us all healthcare or some other nefarious shiat.
 
2020-07-20 10:39:03 PM  
I suppose he could have ordered that the sick be wheeled through malls or made to take commercial flights or maybe encouraged COVID parties but nah, I think the bar is pretty high (low?) here.
 
2020-07-20 10:45:38 PM  
Also,
I understand why people may format in their preferred style,
but,
Two Sentences does not a paragraph make.
The first 6 paragraphs of that article contain two sentences each, some with run-on sentences, as if they needed to condense three or four sentences into two sentences so they could save on punctuation and not need the pesky full stop to interfere with their brilliant use of paragraphing, which they seem to like, which is nice and all...

maybe...
 
2020-07-20 10:48:46 PM  
Nevermind, the writer is clearly a Farker:

"...in a few billion years the sun will expand until it swallows the Earth, at which point there will be no more coronavirus. Take that, libs."
 
2020-07-20 10:48:47 PM  

Sexy Jesus: I suppose he could have ordered that the sick be wheeled through malls or made to take commercial flights or maybe encouraged COVID parties but nah, I think the bar is pretty high (low?) here.


He flew actually did put some of America's first cases onto bog standard commercial flights.

As opposed to what the earliest handfuls of patients should be flying in when dealing with a brand new, extremely contagious and potentially lethal disease, which is a mobile biohazard level 4 containment unit...
 
2020-07-20 10:50:00 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Also,
I understand why people may format in their preferred style,
but,
Two Sentences does not a paragraph make.
The first 6 paragraphs of that article contain two sentences each, some with run-on sentences, as if they needed to condense three or four sentences into two sentences so they could save on punctuation and not need the pesky full stop to interfere with their brilliant use of paragraphing, which they seem to like, which is nice and all...

maybe...


Oh, like AP format? Where the first two words are city and larger area? So you know where crap happened? Yeah, I got laughed at for that suggestion.
 
2020-07-20 11:07:15 PM  
IDK he could have

Oh I got it he could have ordered the US military to host Covid parties and invited members of the public to stop.on by if they wanted too
 
2020-07-20 11:08:47 PM  
3.9 million and climbing, crossing 4 million tomorrow?
 
2020-07-20 11:09:46 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Nevermind, the writer is clearly a Farker:

"...in a few billion years the sun will expand until it swallows the Earth, at which point there will be no more coronavirus. Take that, libs."


Actually saw that exact line on Fark within the last 24 hours
 
2020-07-20 11:12:05 PM  

baron von doodle: Dave and the Mission: Also,
I understand why people may format in their preferred style,
but,
Two Sentences does not a paragraph make...

Oh, like AP format? Where the first two words are city and larger area? So you know where crap happened? Yeah, I got laughed at for that suggestion.


Local news affiliates are notorious for this.  Sometimes I have to look up their call letters to figure out where the incident in the article took place.  I wouldn't laugh at you.
Where do you stand on the oxford comma issue?
 
2020-07-20 11:13:26 PM  

Sgt Otter: iheartscotch: Doing nothing would probably have been better...

His hoax comment doomed this country.


Reposting due to extreme agreement.

Dolt45 made it political. He could have used it as an opportunity to lead and unite. He failed to do that. Instead he made it all about himself. Now 140k Americans are dead.

Dolt45 has irreparably damaged this great nation.
 
2020-07-20 11:28:52 PM  
My fellow Americans, it is with great sadness that I, Betsy DeVos, Acting President of the United States, have to announce that we have hit a milestone that President Trump, God rest his soul, did everything in his power to stop from happening: our 2 millionth death from COVID-19.

As soon as we seat the new Virtual Congress in Anchorage, we absolutely will do everything in our power to rebuild the infrastructure of the Lower 48 once we finish routing out all the remaining Democratic Antifa insurgents in the cities, and it will be just as President Trump, God rest his soul, said it would be: Better than Ever!

While we have laid to rest so many Republican members of congress, farmers, workers, and precious children, many still fight for life at the military ventilator facility at Fairbanks and they send their best wishes to their virtual colleagues who have been appointed as part of the Martial Law Declaration that was the last act of Acting President Pence, God rest his soul, before he succumbed himself.

The China Virus has made our lives over the past 6 months into a trial that I can only find reference to in the Bible, where Abraham had to choose to sacrifice his son to God, just as President Trump, God rest his soul, sacrificed so many of our citizens in his unprecedented effort to maintain US economic freedom and school choice while the Democrats, may they rot, tried to shut everything down in a meaningless effort to reduce the suffering that we all know we must endure to Remake America.

When the police refused to bus children to schools, we knew we could count on our military to do it, and to protect as many as they could from the Democrat Antifa insurgents who tried to violently stop the next generation from getting the critical education that they must have, and must continue to have at our specialized facilities here in the Upper 1, Alaska, even if many must pay the highest price for us to continue to strive for freedom and excellence in the face of many nations who we once believed our allies, that are now closed to us.

We wanted to save the following announcement until we had all the agreements worked out, but we can now joyfully tell all of you who have suffered long in our charter camp facilities waiting for the food and clothing we will need when the winter comes that Russia has agreed to triple the shipments that arrive every day here in Anchorage.  President Putin has sent a special supply ship with additional Russian ventilators of the highest quality that will be distributed to those of you with your Republican Preference Cards.
 
2020-07-20 11:37:55 PM  

chuggernaught: Sgt Otter: iheartscotch: Doing nothing would probably have been better...

His hoax comment doomed this country.

Reposting due to extreme agreement.

Dolt45 made it political. He could have used it as an opportunity to lead and unite. He failed to do that. Instead he made it all about himself. Now 140k Americans are dead.

Dolt45 has irreparably damaged this great nation.


Well, that's the thing....there was no leadership.  Every time he went on television he managed to make things worse.  No one gives two shiats about what their Governor says but in the absence of not just a cohesive Federal response, any Federal response, you watched Governors become the de facto leaders and the inherent inconsistencies are what got us where we are today.

With 140k dead it's not a skill he's about to learn.  There will be no concession, no resolution, just him continuing to be an uncaring jackass that sees COVID as the thing that wrecked the economy he believes he made.
 
2020-07-20 11:48:42 PM  

DemonEater: Purple_Urkle: It can always get worse.

Trump could set up kissing booths.

He could be IN the kissing booth.

urggh



C'mon! He's a prince!   All he needs is one little kiss..


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/Croak
 
2020-07-20 11:52:04 PM  

spongeboob: Dave and the Mission: Nevermind, the writer is clearly a Farker:

"...in a few billion years the sun will expand until it swallows the Earth, at which point there will be no more coronavirus. Take that, libs."

Actually saw that exact line on Fark within the last 24 hours


I was being ironic.
 
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