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  1. Doing his job as required by law. I'll be looking forward to firing Trump's dumbass as well in a few months.
  2. Anyone who thinks this does not include a new stadium not in Charlotte is delusional. $67,000.00 per acre in Rock Hill?
  3. This is but the tip of the iceberg. When you have an administration as incompetent as this one, filled with "Acting" directors or secretaries, none of whom have any real leadership experience, led by a draft-dodging, chicken-poo, germophobe who so fears for his life that he refuses to make any public appearances outside his orchestrated Klan rallies, what were you expecting? These fuggers are so inept, you could put 'em on a street corner with a hundred dollar bill in their hand, surround them with a dozen hookers and they couldn't plan on getting laid. Bunch of feckless asshats who couldn't lead a horse to water, couldn't teach a Cub Scout to tie a square knot and certainly have no clue how to manage the material assets and lead the human assets of the military. When the best example of this country's leadership is this: "Mr. President, what can you say to reassure the American people who are scared right now?" "That's a nasty question...." Fug you Trump, you are nothing and nobody. You're as useless as the same N95 mask that nurses and doctors have been wearing daily for over a week because they don't have any more. The only difference is they're grateful to have had the mask; you- not so much.
  4. The ACTING Secretary of the Navy is a fugging Trump appointed civilian who knows dick about leadership. And when 5,000+ crew members of a ship give you a send off like they did for their Commanding Officer, it tells you everything you need to know about leadership. Take a lesson, Modley. https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Navy-expected-to-relieve-captain-of-15175190.php The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier who pleaded with Navy officials for more resources to remove most of his nearly 5,000 crew members from the coronavirus-infected warship, warning sailors could die, was relieved of his command Thursday. Capt. Brett Crozier, commander of the Theodore Roosevelt, sent a letter to Navy leaders this week pleading for immediate help for his crew as the coronavirus spread through the warship. Navy leaders, however, said he showed “extremely poor judgment” in copying the letter to more than 20 people, saying that allowed it to become public and undermine national security. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said at a Pentagon news conference that Crozier had been relieved “at my direction.” He said the captain hadn’t let his superiors know the seriousness of the situation aboard his ship before The Chronicle revealed the contents of a letter he wrote to Navy brass, and that he hadn’t taken steps to ensure the plea would not be leaked. Crozier was dismissed a day after top Navy officials had said he would not face retaliation for the letter asking for measures to help the crew of the aircraft carrier, which is in port in Guam. “The fact that he wrote the letter ... to his chain of command to express his concerns would absolutely not result in any type of retaliation,” Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said Wednesday. “This is what we want our commanding officers to be able to do.” The plea from Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, was made in a letter, obtained exclusively by The Chronicle, which reported about it Tuesday. Crozier, 50, asked Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating. “This will require a political solution but it is the right thing to do,” Crozier wrote in the letter Monday. “We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our Sailors.” On Thursday, Modly said Crozier had let his emotions color his judgment and that he had jeopardized naval operations. He said Crozier had been in touch with top military officers before writing the letter and had asked only for quicker evacuation of the carrier’s sailors. “At no time did (Crozier) relay the various levels of alarm that I, along with the rest of the world, learned from his letter when it was published two days later by the CO’s hometown newspaper,” Modly said. He said he did not know if Crozier had leaked the letter, but that the captain had copied the email to 20 to 30 people. He said that increased the chances it would be publicized outside the Navy’s chain of command, which showed “extremely poor judgment in times of crisis.” “Command is a sacred trust, which must be continually earned,” Modly said, adding that he had spoken with Crozier before deciding to relieve him. “As I learned more about the events of the past week aboard the Teddy Roosevelt ... I could reach no other conclusion than Capt. Crozier had allowed the complexity of his challenge with the COVID breakout on his ship to overwhelm his ability to act professionally, when acting professionally is what we needed most at the time.” Just a day before his dismissal, Crozier wrote a letter to Roosevelt sailors and their families, also obtained exclusively by The Chronicle, in which he said he fought to “get all our Sailors into an environment more aligned with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and that is more conducive to our team’s wellness, enabling us all to get back to sea.” He described how each sailor would get an individual room in Guam where they will be fed, have wifi access, laundry service, mail instructions and most importantly their “own space.” “Upon completion of this process, we will return to sea and be ready to execute whatever orders come our way; healthy and on a clean ship,” Crozier wrote. Of nearly 1,300 sailors aboard the Theodore Roosevelt who have been screened for the disease, 116 tested positive, Navy officials said Thursday. But about half the tests have not been returned. About 1,000 sailors, or 20%, have been removed from the ship, Navy officials said. In the next 24 hours, they said, they hope to take a total of 2,700 crew members off the vessel. The first sailors were moved to a oceanfront hotel in the tourist section of Guam on Wednesday.
  5. This: Going into this game, Dallas had won 10 of their last 11 playoff games, including 3 Super Bowls. The loss to the Panthers in this game started a skid that saw the Cowboys lose the next 6 of 7 playoff games, the first win being 2009, some 12 years after losing in Charlotte.
  6. “I like this stuff. I really get it,” “People are really surprised I understand this stuff.” “Every one of these doctors said: ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.”
  7. https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-got-damaged-ventilators-from-national-stockpile-2020-3 Some ventilators sent to New York hospitals from a federal stockpile are arriving damaged and without crucial parts, Business Insider has found. They're part of an emergency shipment of 4,000 ventilators delivered across the state last week to help hospitals combat the novel coronavirus, according to someone with direct knowledge of the matter who was not authorized to speak to the press. Half were earmarked for New York City, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare provider, received more than 100 ventilators from the stockpile, some of which were missing hoses that pump air into patients' lungs, according to Terry Lynam, the health system's chief public-relations officer. Others lacked stands that prop up the machines, he said. Northwell is in contact with the manufacturer to get more hoses but can operate the ventilators without the stands, Lynam said in an email. On Monday, Northwell received a large number of functioning ventilators and N95 respirators from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he added. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/coronavirus-ventilators.html WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly assured Americans that the federal government is holding 10,000 ventilators in reserve to ship to the hardest-hit hospitals around the nation as they struggle to keep the most critically ill patients alive. But what federal officials have neglected to mention is that an additional 2,109 lifesaving devices are unavailable after the contract to maintain the government’s stockpile lapsed late last summer, and a contracting dispute meant that a new firm did not begin its work until late January. By then, the coronavirus crisis was already underway. The revelation came in response to inquiries to the Department of Health and Human Services after state officials reported that some of the ventilators they received were not operational, stoking speculation that the administration had not kept up with the task of maintaining the stockpile. In fact, the contract with a company that was maintaining the machines expired at the end of last summer, and a contract protest delayed handing the job to Agiliti, a Minneapolis-based provider of medical equipment services and maintenance. Agiliti was not given the $38 million task until late January, when the scope of the global coronavirus crisis was first becoming clear. https://www.thedailybeast.com/california-gov-gavin-newsom-coronavirus-ventilators-sent-by-feds-didnt-work California Gov. Gavin Newsom says 170 ventilators shipped to Los Angeles by the federal government to deal with the coronavirus crisis were “not working.” The Los Angeles Times reports that the life-saving machines from the national stockpile are now being fixed by a Silicon Valley company Newsom visited on Saturday. “Rather than lamenting about it, rather than complaining about it, rather than pointing fingers, rather than generating headlines in order to generate more stress and anxiety, we got a car and a truck,” he said. “And we had those 170 brought here to this facility at 8 a.m. this morning, and they are quite literally working on those ventilators right now.”
  8. 1. Small businesses can bring back employees they laid off and still be eligible for relief funding that could turn into a forgivable loan. 2. Self-employed gig-workers can apply for unemployment as well.
  9. Seen a lot of this lately. I have no clue, can someone give me a hint wtf this is?
  10. I watched that movie last night.... Vince Vaughn and Dwayne Johnson were really funny in that one.
  11. Yeah, I probably could, but without a manometer or water column to test it myself before calling them back out, I'll never be sure I got it right.
  12. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/04/far-right-conspiracy-fauci-security-miracle-cure-scapegoat-coronavirus.html The U.S. government is now providing a security detail for infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci because as his stature has grown as one of the pillars of the American response to the pandemic, so have the rumblings of the far-right, conspiracy-theory wing of President Donald Trump’s support. The 79-year-old has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for more than 35 years, working with numerous administrations on infectious disease preparedness and response, ranging from HIV/AIDS to SARS and H1N1. To most Americans, that is a comforting sign of the experience and expertise that you would look for and appreciate in, say, the doctor who was treating your family. To conspiracy-minded Trump supporters, those decades of experience and public service are an indicator of something sinister: the anti-Trump deep state. As a result, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has grown increasingly concerned about Fauci’s safety, and the Justice Department on Tuesday signed off on an HHS request for a security detail for the doctor. “Yesterday, upon the recommendation of the U.S. Marshals Service, the department approved the special deputization request from H.H.S. for nine H.H.S.-O.I.G. [Office of the Inspector General] special agents to provide protective services for Dr. Fauci,” the Justice Department said in a statement. The right wing has struggled to come to grips with the scale and potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A mixture of disbelief of anything beyond its immediate orbit, a profound unwillingness to take any coordinated personal action beyond consumption, and an implicit reliance on divine intervention have turned a distressingly large portion of the American political spectrum toward scapegoats rather than solutions. For the most virulent part of the Trump supporter base, Fauci is one of those scapegoats. “Outlets such as the Gateway Pundit and American Thinker seized on a 2013 email—released by WikiLeaks as part of a cache of communications hacked by Russian operatives—in which Fauci praised Hillary Clinton’s ‘stamina and capability’ during her testimony as secretary of state before the congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, Libya,” the Washington Post reports. Trump supporters didn’t arrive at Fauci as a scapegoat on their own, of course—they have fed off the president’s initial denial of the problem, attributing it to a media conspiracy and a political hit job in an election year. This form of denialism was mainstream enough that it was trumpeted on Fox News, providing the feedback loop a conspiracy-minded Trump supporter needed before going to bed each night. Once this was no longer a plausible fiction to live within, the denialism metastasized and then morphed into a new false dichotomy over “opening up the economy.” This new line of magical thinking blossomed into full-fledged conspiracy that somehow tanking the economy was the left’s true aim and trying to save hundreds of thousands of American lives was part of an anti-Trump agenda. Now, this same group of inexpert internet opinionators (and Fox News prime-time hosts) seems totally convinced that unproven (potentially effective) drug combinations casually dangled before the American people each evening by the president are going to bail us out of this. Fauci isn’t so sure. This latest divide on miracle cures is a stand-in for a president, a current government, and an entire right wing that have no plan or organizing principle on how to come up with and implement effective policies to solve a complex problem, in part because all three are now so accustomed to waiting for and pushing miracles as cures. When Fauci carefully disagrees with Trump on a national stage and artfully tries to bring the president of the United States back into the fold of reasoned decision-making, Trumpistas see Fauci as a deep state plant. Trump wants a vaccine, a drug of any sort, a miracle cure that will take the place of the difficult decisions he was elected to make. Along with Trump-whispering, Fauci has spoken hard truths in a plain way that is unique to doctors whose job is to balance optimism with delivering difficult, often painful news to patients and their families. Somehow that truth—the truth—has been rendered conspiracy for not comporting with whatever sentence Trump has happened to concoct that day. “The president was right, and frankly Fauci was wrong,” Fox News host Lou Dobbs said last week on his show, regarding Trump’s exuberance and Fauci’s temperance on the use of experimental medicine. Perhaps America should start sending its sick to Lou Dobbs.
  13. Not a big Favreau fan, but I did see the movie a couple years ago. It was a bit predictable and pretty shallow, but it was a different vehicle (no pun intended) and I liked it. Silicon Valley went a little whack the last season, but, overall it was fugging hilarious and one of my favorite shows at the time. "Chortle my balls."
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