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  1. If we don't start opening the economy up soon we may not have much of a country left. Already unemployment funds are running out. https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/states-quickly-depleting-unemployment-funds-amid-record-shattering-surge-of-jobless-claims
  2. I forgot the virus leaked out of Trump Tower.
  3. And as it should be every death related to the country slipping into a Great Depression should be laid at the feet of those wanting to stay in lockdown.
  4. FAUCI SAYS REOPENING TOO QUICKLY WILL BACKFIRE OK and the good doctor is probably right about this although he was surely wrong when he repeatedly said the risk of the virus spreading in the United States was minimal. Now we need some economists being interviewed about just how long we can go with lockdowns before the economic costs are catastrophic. It is a balancing act. Fauci doesn't set a time period of when we should re-open. That would be good to know. He is setting himself for an easy "I told you so" when the virus inevitably starts to spread again after we re-open. Once we re-open every new case of Covid19 and every death will be laid on those of us who wanted to re-open the economy. You can count on it from the MSM but the other side of the story are the economic consequences of an extended lock down. https://www.5newsonline.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/fauci-reopening-quickly-backfire/69-50763639-846c-45b2-a4f1-9e4228c26f81
  5. I don't know Cdawg either personally. He did say he was diabetic and asthmatic which would make him a prime candidate to get hit hard with the virus. My friend who was put on a ventilator for 5 days I thought didn't have any other health issues but I found out from his sister he did have diabetes and high blood pressure which put him at greater risk. There are other cases though of younger healthy people with no underlying medical issues getting hit hard with the virus. I wonder is there more than one strain of the virus with one strain being more deadly and another milder? Or is it a case where some get a real good dose of the virus all at once and their system gets overwhelmed quickly while others get less of a dose giving their bodies more time to fight it off?
  6. I don't minimize this virus. It put Britain's PM Boris Johnson in the ICU in critical condition . Canton Dawg got hit hard with it and is hospitalized. A friend of mine who is home now on oxygen also was hospitalized and was on a ventilator for 5 days. This is a very nasty Chinese virus. My argument Gorka is to take this virus seriously but not let the cure be worse than the disease. It seems like most people who get the virus will have no or mild symptoms but those who get hit hard with it really get hit hard. Those who are at risk such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions should take extra precautions. We are between a rock and a hard place. In a perfect world we should take months of a lock down to starve the virus but in the real world if we did that we could end up with a financial collapse the likes we haven't seen since the Great Depression. Also this Chinese virus is more contagious than anything I can remember. We know the spread is going to happen again when we open things up but do we have any other choice?
  7. Knowing the Virus Was Spreading, China Shut Down Domestic Travel to and From Wuhan, Did NOT Stop International Flights https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/04/16/819473/
  8. Varney takes on AOC's 'deplorable' since-deleted tweet celebrating oil price crash https://www.foxnews.com/media/varney-oil-prices-aoc-deplorable-tweet
  9. OldBrownsFan

    Steeler Fans Protesting

    I'm not going to defend Steelers fans but I will come to the defense of all the poor spellers. 😄 “Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” ― Mark Twain
  10. Part of the mess we are in today is because of the other genius's before Trump who shipped our jobs and supply chains to China. How much of this testing falls to governors of individual states and how much can the federal government do? The federal government cannot do it all. Cuomo of New York cannot have it both ways. He cannot make a decision 5 years ago to not buy thousands of ventilators and then when a pandemic hits blame the federal government because NY doesn't have enough ventilators. Who could have seen the flu pandemic coming?Apparently all those on the left who were visionaries at the time warning us about it...too bad the internet doesn't forget what they actually said.
  11. There is no easy answer. I believe we cannot stay in lockdown for 6 months to a year without serious economic damage that makes the cure worse than the disease. That is not a "cavalier" attitude. You could use the "cavalier" argument against those who want to have a lockdown for many more months or a year with no regard to the economic effects. The government cannot keep doling out trillions of dollars of borrowed money to finance a shut down without serious economic consequences. We are already in record debt. How many deaths will happen if the country goes into another Great Depression? So you weigh things out. There are some bad consequences either way you go.
  12. Democrats Block Job-Saving Program https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-relief-democrats-block-job-saving-program/
  13. OldBrownsFan

    Joe quid pro sex assualt Biden is a loser thread

    More Biden word salad.........
  14. I'm praying for this president... A heartbroken President Trump is hurting. He loves this country. He had it going wonderfully. His first term moved along from success to success…and then came the sucker punch from China. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/25489
  15. Graham, Huckabee, Cruz, Rubio, Paul and a host of other republicans opposed Trump at one time or another and now are supporting Trump. It is because Trump has governed well. I didn't support Trump either and opposed him in the GOP primary but he has turned out to be far better president than I ever expected especially on pro life issues where he has become the most pro life president since Roe. I know of many people who didn't vote for Trump in 2016 who will be voting for him this time around.
  16. Sen. Graham blasts Pelosi: 'She hates Trump to the point of hurting our own nation' https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-graham-blasts-pelosi-she-hates-trump-to-the-point-of-hurting-our-own-nation
  17. OldBrownsFan

    Bill Maher yeah, well he's bright again.

    Even Maher's motivation here at least in part seems to be in defeating Trump. He is worried Trump's optimism will "trump" the democrats defeatism. It would be great to see Chuck and Nancy put the needs of the country first instead of their own political interests but time after time they show it is always political gain first. The latest being Nancy not signing on to the business relief bill. It has run out of money and we need to help these businesses so people will have jobs to come back to. Pelosi though sees this as an opportunity to extort concessions and is dragging her feet. The democrat playbook of never letting a crisis go to waste never changes.
  18. OldBrownsFan

    Bill Maher yeah, well he's bright again.

    I guess he is not hoping for a recession any longer to take out Trump? https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/456942-bill-maher-roots-for-recession-so-that-trump-loses-in-2020
  19. OldBrownsFan

    Moderation again

    WSS you do a great job of moderating especially considering the subject matter of politics which is an issue that almost always opens itself up to being confrontational. The three things they say you should never argue about politics, religion and money are the primary topics on this forum with politics as the number one issue. In that sense a moderator of a political board trying to maintain control has the almost impossible position of herding cats.
  20. OldBrownsFan

    Joe quid pro sex assualt Biden is a loser thread

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in an op-ed for the New York Times: “China’s Rise Isn’t Our Demise.” https://thenationalpulse.com/commentary/biden-china-rise-demise/
  21. OldBrownsFan


    US hospitals getting paid to list patients as Covid-19 Hospitals are getting paid more to list patients as Covid-19 and three times as much if the patient goes on a ventilator, according to The Spectator. https://accountingweekly.com/us-hospitals-getting-paid-to-list-patients-as-covid-19/ ** The part about hospitals getting three times as much if a patient goes on a ventilator concerns me. A ventilator has got to be the last resort option as there are real negative impacts of placing someone on a ventilator and IMO anyone who can get by without being on one is better off. But hospitals have the financial incentive here of putting patients on ventilators.
  22. OldBrownsFan


    Strassel: Here’s Why the Democrats Keep Moving the Shutdown Goal Posts The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel writes, “The goal of the shutdown was never to eradicate the disease—an impossibility absent a vaccine. The lockdown was designed to buy the health sector time, to make sure all the cases didn’t hit at once in a crush that would overwhelm hospitals, à la Italy.” “The Democrats have moved the goal posts,” writes Strassel. They are setting up impossible conditions so they can blame President Trump for each COVID-19 death that comes after the shutdown ends. Even with mass testing and contact tracing, deaths will continue to occur. Trump is not a magician. And the Democrats know this. “Yet Mrs. Pelosi sees in this moment a political opportunity to pin the blame for the natural course of a disease on the White House,” notes Strassel. It is true that the coming election will be a referendum on Trump’s management of this crisis. But voters aren’t stupid. They can see for themselves that the President is focused on the pandemic. They also see that as millions of Americans struggle, the Democrats view this an opportunity to exploit. Pelosi delayed the original relief bill by trying to add her “wish list” items. Just this week, she blocked the replenishment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which has helped so many small business owners make it through the shutdown. Rep. Steny Hoyer announced that the House would adjourn until May 4 – unless there was an emergency. And the repellent Adam Schiff has already planned his “9/11 style” commission to investigate the President for all of the “mistakes” he has already made and for those he will surely make. They’ve seen the President persecuted for nearly four years for crimes he did not commit. This is virgin territory for the President and his advisors as it is for every world leader. No head of state alive today has ever dealt with a pandemic of this magnitude. Unless Trump were to commit a deliberate, egregious error, I think most Americans will see through the Democrats’ spin. https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/04/17/820436/