Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Trump Was Asleep At the Switch

Do you remember the lambasting George W. Bush caught for reacting to one PDB on the threat posed by al Qaeda, when he said "OK, you've covered your ass" and hen heading out to play golf?

Seems that the intelligence folks tried to brief Trump on the coronavirus a dozen times. But Trump doesn't read his briefing books and he doesn't listen to anything that doesn't incorporate praise to him.

So he ignored it. All of it.

We'll never know how many lives could have been saved if Trump had paid attention to his job. But he never has before, so it's probably a forlorn hope to have wished that he had risen to the challenge, instead of wallowing in his orgies of self-congratulatory bombast.


Glen Filthie said...


Are you lying about this one too, Comrade Karen?­čść­čĹŹ

dinthebeast said...

I saw someone musing yesterday that both of the recent presidents who obtained office while losing the popular vote left the country in ruins.
The thing about Republican presidents is that they always get worse. Even when you think there's no way they can, they always do.
Fergus may have lowered the bar to subterranean levels, but a Cotton administration would not be as ineffective in the damage they caused.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Eck! said...


non sequitur, but by stretching it proves the point, not
yours what ever it may be.

DrumpF has not a clue and doesn't listen to his aid if they
even dare to contradict him.

If we (yes that includs him and us) acted sooner we might has
as much as a month more experience and have testing and other
controls in place sooner. Infections are one of those things
that ignored do not get better on their own other than by
luck or accident.

But some live with tin foil hats and the mask over their eyes.


Comrade Misfit said...

Mr. Filthie, shorter than your bullshit.

CenterPuke88 said...

Waste of time, Comrade. Glen is just bitterly using his assaults on your comments as a substitute for berating his daughter, because she came out and won’t talk to him anymore (because, of course, he’s never done anything wrong. The sheer misogyny in the majority of his posts reveal a lot about his mindset and beliefs. He’s probably visiting because few, if any, comment on his blog and thus, having been banned from most newspaper comments sections, he needs to find a place for his diatribes.

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88, as I've said in Rule 2.F, I have a delete key for comments.

And for entire threads, if necessary.

Dark Avenger said...

Someone who indulges in baring their teeth rather than engage in dialog has forfeited the right to be taken seriously.

Eck! said...

So DA,

Dialog? Is that calling it fake news or saying it never happened?
What fucking possible dialog is possible? He's been called a liar
and proven so and there is dialog! Seriously?

Right CV19 is a hoax we only have a few cases and then it will be gone...
Its only a flu...
We loose more to the flu every year...

We've listed for months to this shithead pissing on our leg and telling us
its raining. The problem is people believing that crap.

So yes, bared teeth means don't be stupid, or maybe go ahead cross the
stupid line. So which one were you going to do?

I'm bored today and in need much amusement.


Dark Avenger said...

I apologize if I was unclear, I was referring to the first comment on this thread.

Eck! said...

Roger that, that i can understand. DA, sorry.

To that then my comment is directed more randomly from before as its
still what torques me up.


CenterPuke88 said...

And you have been remarkably restrained in your use of that power, Comrade. Congratulations on your commitment to keeping some form of dialogue open, at a reasonably civil level, despite the sometimes extreme excisions of your posters, self included. Bravo.

dinthebeast said...

Yeah, I comment at the Field Negro where anything goes, and while I like it there for my own reasons, this is a classier joint to comment at, so thank you.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

CenterPuke88 said...

Funnily, Doug, I was thinking the same thing. Seen you there now and then, I just can’t deal with the racist crap all the time, so I seldom visit the comments.