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2021-03-08 2:56:29 PM  
It's been 47 days since Biden has become President, and he's signed 34 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda, 16 proclamations, and six notices.
He's also advocated for, and got through Congress a Covid relief bill that will do wonders for the economy, and put money in the hands of millions of hard working Americans.

But he hasn't golfed once. Zero. So I'm sure the right-wing media will call him a do nothing.
 
2021-03-08 4:29:05 PM  

Private_Citizen: It's been 47 days since Biden has become President, and he's signed 34 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda, 16 proclamations, and six notices.
He's also advocated for, and got through Congress a Covid relief bill that will do wonders for the economy, and put money in the hands of millions of hard working Americans.

But he hasn't golfed once. Zero. So I'm sure the right-wing media will call him a do nothing.


He canceled Dr. Seuss though so obviously he hates America.

/fake but it's not like they care much about accuracy anyway
 
2021-03-08 4:54:37 PM  
I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.
 
2021-03-08 8:25:07 PM  
I might watch this one. I skipped all of Trump's because his voice and his words made me distinctly unhappy. And I didn't watch many of Obama's because back then I had the luxury of believing I could choose not to involve myself without there being any consequences.
 
2021-03-08 8:25:36 PM  
He should so include a Seuss quote in his speech.
 
2021-03-08 8:27:13 PM  

Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.


Someone told me they didn't know what to make of the situation, then March Madness cancelled, and they knew this was serious , for the same reason. Super-wealthy assholes don't walk away from a paycheck, unless it's gonna save a lot more than that in the next year or two.
 
2021-03-08 8:27:38 PM  
Reddit conservatives have been melting won over how Biden isn't holding press conferences.  When the hell did Trump? That's what a press Secretary is for and she's having one daily. They literally are the dumbest hypocrites on the planet
 
2021-03-08 8:30:38 PM  
When even Trumpy was giving a prime time speech rambling on about how bad it was, it was well beyond the point of no return. That was March 11.
 
2021-03-08 8:30:38 PM  

stevecore: Reddit conservatives have been melting won over how Biden isn't holding press conferences.  When the hell did Trump? That's what a press Secretary is for and she's having one daily. They literally are the dumbest hypocrites on the planet


I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.
 
2021-03-08 8:33:15 PM  

Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.


You had Tom Hanks and NBA's Ruby Gobert diagnoses becoming public within about 10 minutes of each other during primetime.  I did a late night panic shopping after that, my last time inside a pharmacy and gas station.  After one last grocery late night that Saturday right before they cut hours, it was all curbside from there.
 
2021-03-08 8:37:43 PM  
And like a miracle it will go away or faster if you elect a Democrat to deal with it.
 
2021-03-08 8:37:48 PM  
If he stutters or pauses to gather his toughts even once fox and newsmax will be screaming DEMENTIA for the next 6 months at least.
 
2021-03-08 8:37:52 PM  
You mean he isn't just going up to a podium and reading off the weekly covid report like Trump did?
 
2021-03-08 8:38:06 PM  

Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.


This. I remember getting home to see what the heck was going on (I had only heard the game was suspended no reason) and finding out about the league suspending play. I think Scott Van Pelt said it best that night when he said " it seems the situation is deteriorating in front of our eyes".
 
2021-03-08 8:38:15 PM  
Why do libs keep rubbing Trump's nose in all of his failures? If we had just relected as republican jesus intended, he would have turned the page and become presidential!
 
2021-03-08 8:39:23 PM  

stevecore: Reddit conservatives have been melting won over how Biden isn't holding press conferences.  When the hell did Trump? That's what a press Secretary is for and she's having one daily. They literally are the dumbest hypocrites on the planet


Maybe he should, every time he moves use the helicopter, stand in front of it (because it looks manly) and yell something stupid then run off without taking questions?

Oh wait, wrong guy.
 
2021-03-08 8:39:28 PM  

gaspode: He should so include a Seuss quote in his speech.


better yet do it all in seuss-like rhymes
Moonlighting - David questions like Dr Seuss
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2021-03-08 8:40:06 PM  

Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.


Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.
 
2021-03-08 8:40:24 PM  
Finally, LEADERSHIP
 
2021-03-08 8:41:06 PM  

Glitchwerks: stevecore: Reddit conservatives have been melting won over how Biden isn't holding press conferences.  When the hell did Trump? That's what a press Secretary is for and she's having one daily. They literally are the dumbest hypocrites on the planet

I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.


Are there even many Fark conservatives left? They don't seem like they can handle stepping outside of their echo chambers these days.
 
2021-03-08 8:43:01 PM  
To be fair, practically anything Biden does will be the anniversary of something Cadet Bonespurs farked up.
 
2021-03-08 8:44:10 PM  

Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.


It was a wild ramp up. We had a visiting scholar and her conference was the weekend at the beginning of spring break and my conference was at the end (we are early in term breaks). For her conference, it was like, "no doesn't seem too bad, you should be okay no mask and all" while mine got cancelled two days before it started because of the Boston breakout (and after a few people had left to go there early). Ended up getting some flight credits and work was good with just covering any losses for when it switched to virtual, but man, what a turnaround.

I haven't checked on the flight credits to see when they have put the new expiration date or if I'll just lose them. Work did a solid and said they'd eat cost of all who got hit with cancellations and we could keep any credits.
 
2021-03-08 8:47:54 PM  

themindiswatching: Private_Citizen: It's been 47 days since Biden has become President, and he's signed 34 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda, 16 proclamations, and six notices.
He's also advocated for, and got through Congress a Covid relief bill that will do wonders for the economy, and put money in the hands of millions of hard working Americans.

But he hasn't golfed once. Zero. So I'm sure the right-wing media will call him a do nothing.

He canceled Dr. Seuss though so obviously he hates America.

/fake but it's not like they care much about accuracy anyway


And got Pepe Le Pew tossed out of the new Space Jam.

Plus he hasn't cured cancer or ED yet, Trump would have only needed two more weeks to do that.
 
2021-03-08 8:48:42 PM  
I predict:
- coherent thoughts
- complete sentences

A total disaster for Democrats
 
2021-03-08 8:49:41 PM  

12349876: Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.

You had Tom Hanks and NBA's Ruby Gobert diagnoses becoming public within about 10 minutes of each other during primetime.  I did a late night panic shopping after that, my last time inside a pharmacy and gas station.  After one last grocery late night that Saturday right before they cut hours, it was all curbside from there.


I remember my family alll getting real sick in mid to late February.  Went to the Walmart and they were already out of thermometers, cold medicine, etc. I had bought surplus TP the week prior thinking things might go south.  I couldn't have imagined it to play out like it did
 
2021-03-08 8:50:08 PM  

Glitchwerks: stevecore: Reddit conservatives have been melting won over how Biden isn't holding press conferences.  When the hell did Trump? That's what a press Secretary is for and she's having one daily. They literally are the dumbest hypocrites on the planet

I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.


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2021-03-08 8:51:06 PM  

kidgenius: 12349876: Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.

You had Tom Hanks and NBA's Ruby Gobert diagnoses becoming public within about 10 minutes of each other during primetime.  I did a late night panic shopping after that, my last time inside a pharmacy and gas station.  After one last grocery late night that Saturday right before they cut hours, it was all curbside from there.

I remember my family alll getting real sick in mid to late February.  Went to the Walmart and they were already out of thermometers, cold medicine, etc. I had bought surplus TP the week prior thinking things might go south.  I couldn't have imagined it to play out like it did


I had the sense of things going downhill too, but I thought we'd get through that weekend before shutting things down until those 10 minutes on Wednesday night.
 
2021-03-08 8:53:24 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.

Someone told me they didn't know what to make of the situation, then March Madness cancelled, and they knew this was serious , for the same reason. Super-wealthy assholes don't walk away from a paycheck, unless it's gonna save a lot more than that in the next year or two.


I live in Omaha, and I knew once they canceled the NCAA BB semi-finals, Olympic swim trials, and the CWS that things were not looking good.
 
2021-03-08 8:54:08 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.

Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.


Fark, a sewer?

Sure we give a lot of guff to the paid Friends, but seriously, the most threadshiatted threads you'll ever find here - the ones where one of the Not Trolls had a 24 hour chili explosion armed and a 32oz exlax milkshake ready to pull the trigger on and they hosed the thread down like that infamous gif right from the start - are outright mild compared to the horrors on most other Internet fora.
 
2021-03-08 8:55:11 PM  

gaspode: He should so include a Seuss quote in his speech.


No he shouldn't try anything clever.  He should drink water, watch the prompter closely and enunciate.  He should also read the speech all the way through a few times prior.
 
2021-03-08 8:55:40 PM  
I have another friend with COVID-19, and I'm shiat-faced - I could use some good news.
 
2021-03-08 9:05:13 PM  

kidgenius: 12349876: Gonz: I'll always consider March 11 to be the tipping point day. That was when the NBA cancelled. When billionaires start leaving money on the table, you know things are serious.

It was getting bad. That's when it officially became something different.

You had Tom Hanks and NBA's Ruby Gobert diagnoses becoming public within about 10 minutes of each other during primetime.  I did a late night panic shopping after that, my last time inside a pharmacy and gas station.  After one last grocery late night that Saturday right before they cut hours, it was all curbside from there.

I remember my family alll getting real sick in mid to late February.  Went to the Walmart and they were already out of thermometers, cold medicine, etc. I had bought surplus TP the week prior thinking things might go south.  I couldn't have imagined it to play out like it did


On one hand, the "I got sick back [before April], I think I had it" thing has always irked me because it's not very long before that that you'd have been the index patient in your county or your entire state. And I know it feels like fifteen years by now, but in the Before Times there were actually other upper respiratory illnesses too, the anti-corona measures just wiped them out.

But on the other hand, the picture of just how bad it was by mid-late March will probably never be complete: Anyone can take the fatality and case graphs from Worldometer, overlay them, and see that there were probably literally millions of cases missed during the 1st wave.

/Finished the last live in person PhD defense in my dept about three days before everything came crashing down
 
2021-03-08 9:06:27 PM  
This could really open up some things people have been pushing down to keep going.

We got locked down mid March. Wife and I decided I would be the one to go to the store. I had built a stock of food in the garage in January when the news in China was going bad. I said no way can they contain it.

We were ok without going to the store for a good two weeks. That third week I went to stock up on a Tuesday morning. The super market was the scariest I've ever seen. Nobody there. Shelves empty. Regular stuff like pasta and rice gone. Canned items gone. It was all tidy with signs saying supply chain problems. I bought a ton of what I could.

I talked to a buddy who works in super markets who said that they anticipated supply chain problems into the summer. He was more or less right, but I've heard some of that is happening again.

I don't think I've been that spooked in my life...in the sense that in addition to taking a bath in Purell because they didn't know how it spread I was like "we better get some seeds now because I think the shiat is hitting the fan."
 
2021-03-08 9:07:08 PM  
I lost someone last year very close to me. It's been hard (and we're coming up to the one year anniversary). I'm gonna admit that Biden has this ability to connect with his statements that really resonates with me. Probably he knows that grief as well
 
2021-03-08 9:10:44 PM  

Aar1012: I lost someone last year very close to me. It's been hard (and we're coming up to the one year anniversary). I'm gonna admit that Biden has this ability to connect with his statements that really resonates with me. Probably he knows that grief as well


I'm very sorry.

I'm fortunate with no family or friends dying, but multiple family members sick and a lot of two steps away people. So and so's friends wife kind of thing.

I know a number of doctors who won't ever be the same. One is a cardiologist who early on said he didn't think he was going to make it. He was talking about all the young people he treated with weird clotting. He was cautiously optimistic a month ago.
 
2021-03-08 9:11:38 PM  

Aar1012: I lost someone last year very close to me. It's been hard (and we're coming up to the one year anniversary). I'm gonna admit that Biden has this ability to connect with his statements that really resonates with me. Probably he knows that grief as well


When Biden's son died he dedicated himself to promoting cancer research.

When Trump's brother died he went to the movies.

If Biden was a closet serial killer he would still be more human than Trump.
 
2021-03-08 9:13:59 PM  
Biden is going to abdicate the Presidency to Donald Trump, stating that Trump had rightfully won and that votes not for Trump should not have been counted.

We were right.  Told ya, libs.  Now go find a safe space to cry in.
 
2021-03-08 9:16:39 PM  

erik-k: WalkingSedgwick: Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.

Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.

Fark, a sewer?

Sure we give a lot of guff to the paid Friends, but seriously, the most threadshiatted threads you'll ever find here - the ones where one of the Not Trolls had a 24 hour chili explosion armed and a 32oz exlax milkshake ready to pull the trigger on and they hosed the thread down like that infamous gif right from the start - are outright mild compared to the horrors on most other Internet fora.


I'm thinking more of the historical really old days, when Fark had softcore porn on the main page and sites like 8kun didn't yet exist. In those days, Fark was considered part of the seedy side of the web. Fark now is cleaner and, sadly, the 'competition' is much worse.
 
2021-03-08 9:17:41 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.

Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.


Farkers in the poltab look like the Kennedy school of government compared to the manure pile that is Reddit (or god forbid Facebook). I'll take a conservative farkers opinion anyday.
 
2021-03-08 9:20:22 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: erik-k: WalkingSedgwick: Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.

Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.

Fark, a sewer?

Sure we give a lot of guff to the paid Friends, but seriously, the most threadshiatted threads you'll ever find here - the ones where one of the Not Trolls had a 24 hour chili explosion armed and a 32oz exlax milkshake ready to pull the trigger on and they hosed the thread down like that infamous gif right from the start - are outright mild compared to the horrors on most other Internet fora.

I'm thinking more of the historical really old days, when Fark had softcore porn on the main page and sites like 8kun didn't yet exist. In those days, Fark was considered part of the seedy side of the web. Fark now is cleaner and, sadly, the 'competition' is much worse.


NuFark > "competition"
 
2021-03-08 9:27:30 PM  

Private_Citizen: It's been 47 days since Biden has become President, and he's signed 34 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda, 16 proclamations, and six notices.
He's also advocated for, and got through Congress a Covid relief bill that will do wonders for the economy, and put money in the hands of millions of hard working Americans.

But he hasn't golfed once. Zero. So I'm sure the right-wing media will call him a do nothing.


Yeah but he hasn't had a press conference yet. (This is the new idiotic talking point I heard on the radio this weekend).

Of course they say nothing about his predecessor who dodged the press and went to Twitter for everything instead.
 
2021-03-08 9:32:00 PM  

Abox: gaspode: He should so include a Seuss quote in his speech.

No he shouldn't try anything clever.  He should drink water, watch the prompter closely and enunciate.  He should also read the speech all the way through a few times prior.


I know, it would be both out of character and cheap if he actually did it. Was a good line for fark though ;)

He doesn't need to 'practice' any more than anyone else though, he is a competent smart guy and can give a speech.
 
2021-03-08 9:32:09 PM  
Shiat. I know shiat's bad right now, with all that starving bullshiat, and the dust storms, and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings and the Trump virus. But I got a solution.
 
2021-03-08 9:35:57 PM  

Abox: gaspode: He should so include a Seuss quote in his speech.

No he shouldn't try anything clever.  He should drink water, watch the prompter closely and enunciate.  He should also read the speech all the way through a few times prior.


I'd bet he even helped *write* the speech.
 
2021-03-08 9:39:10 PM  
Is there anyway he can force Trump to sit there with him and face the audience the whole time? IANAL
 
2021-03-08 9:42:00 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Is there anyway he can force Trump to sit there with him and face the audience the whole time? IANAL


FINYIPS...
 
2021-03-08 9:45:02 PM  

Opacity: WalkingSedgwick: Glitchwerks: I'm sure they're dumb, but I bet Fark conservatives could give them a run for their money.

Not even slightly.

As much as Fark has a historical reputation as something of a sewer, the general Reddit demographic is much dumber and much, much, more toxic.

Fark's conservatives are the kind of people who make up lazy excuses for the January 6th sacking of Congress. Reddit's conservatives are the kind of people who would go sack Congress.

Farkers in the poltab look like the Kennedy school of government compared to the manure pile that is Reddit (or god forbid Facebook). I'll take a conservative farkers opinion anyday.


I'm not on Reddit that much, but ProgMAGA is a real problem here that throws any worthwhile discussion into the toilet pretty quickly and turns too many threads into potato in a matter of minutes.
 
2021-03-08 9:49:10 PM  
I was in Paris for work January 2020. Even then i was reading about a virus in China and i saw more people than ever wearing masks in the airport and in public transit.

I got lucky in when i got home and stocked up on tp. I got yelled at by mrs soopey because she had just bought some and i hadn't looked in the basement before going shopping. Jet lag for the win. Add to that i've been baking and brewing beer for years i had a stock pile of flour and yeast to last a few months until may when supply chains started recovering.

I think i agree with others that going to the super market in those end of March early April days were very unnerving. That was before widespread mask usage, before details about how the virus was transmitted were confirmed, about what the symptoms and likelihood of death were. Anyone that's been to a Market Basket in New England knows that it's packed elbow to elbow on a slow day. It was downright scary those days. We were shopping once every 10 days. I'd go in with a list and hope to get most and substitute creativley as i could.

March 13 is the anniversary for me. That was the last day i regularly spent on the office. Brought home a bunch of equipment then. I've been back in there maybe a dozen times since.
 
2021-03-08 9:54:36 PM  
I'm getting my second vaccine dose on Wednesday, almost a year to the day since I went under lockdown. Such a weird farking year.
 
2021-03-08 10:15:04 PM  
Since we're sharing Covid stories, the memory that sticks out most to me is the last day I worked on my dissertation in the university library, about this time last year. People were already starting to stay home and stock up on supplies, but I thought I'd work on campus as long as I could. That last day they were open, it was mostly empty and the staff were running around preparing to close everything down -they looked genuinely nervous. The few remaining students were packing up stacks of books to take home. I stayed and worked as long as I could and finally packed up all of my checked out books -about three backpacks' worth- and left that building for the last time. That might not sound very dramatic, but it was a little surreal to see so much worry and tension in that usually calm, peaceful space. It was how I imagine people might have acted if there were an invading army two towns away.
 
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