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  1. about 19 hours ago on Steve Breen

    The H1N1 had, over a year, an extremely low death rate. So, sure, if we give H the same death rate as Covid, then there would’ve been a much higher death count over the same period. But, that is not factual.

    As to saying that the deaths were more attributive to governors decisions and preexisting conditions, well, that raises another point that does make Trump look particularly bad. During 2009, Obama took the lead in fighting the H virus and the numbers of deaths were kept down to under 13,000. During the Covid pandemic, Trump has taken no lead in fighting the virus, in fact he denied it was a problem for months which helped the virus grow into a serious problem. He then left it up the the governors to deal with themselves leaving them to fight among each other for equipment and supplies necessary to do the fight. The governors waged and are still waging a meritorious fight against Covid while the Trump WH does practically nothing.

    So, yeah, those 160,000 deaths are on Trump’s head.

  2. about 20 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    Dump follows the basic Repub strategy of constantly repeating a lie so eventually people will accept the lie as truth. That’s why he refers to facts printed by the major news media as fake news. It’s only his lies that are really factual in his head.

  3. about 20 hours ago on Shoe

    Well, yes, but that’s a matter of personal knowledge. For me, I used to love going out to a Chinese buffet with great fried fish on the menu. But, unless I drank a cola I would get heartburn. It was the choice I had to make to keep eating there.

  4. about 20 hours ago on Peanuts

    No, I mean what I said. Boog was the only other hitter that I remember giving Hank a run for the record. No doubt there were other hitters with better records. But, my real reason for mentioning these two was to contrast their styles of play.

  5. 2 days ago on Shoe

    At least with Roz’s “zoo” the “animals” pay her for the meals.

  6. 2 days ago on Peanuts

    I remember these days, long ago, when Hank and Boog battled it out to beat the Babe’s homerun record. The two, one black the other white, differed so much in their attack on the ball. Boog was a power hitter, a big brute of a man, much like the Babe, who would hit hard and long, when he hit at all. Unfortunately, he often struck out in his attempt to send the ball long. Hank was shorter and more muscular. Hank was a hitter: base hits, singles, doubles, tripples, and homers, too. He no doubt struck out too but that’s not what I remember of his play. He was a hitter and a good fielder, too. In the end, the hitter, Hank Aaron went on to establish a new record to be beat.

  7. 3 days ago on Herb and Jamaal

    The “Blue lives matter” phrase you mention raises an interesting point, I think. It’s been my belief that the police were there to protect others often at the expense of their own lives. But, todays cop will respond with deadly force when they perceive even the slightest possibility of THEIR injury.

    Take, for instance, the case of a driver stopped at a gas station here in my state. The driver had put his wallet on his seat. Who can say why? Perhaps he had to pull it out to show his ID at the bank as I often do, but whatever, the wallet was on the seat next to him. As he was out of his truck getting ready to pump gas, a cop pulls up and demands to see his driver’s license. He naturally goes back into his truck to retrieve his wallet. The cop perceived a possibility that he might be going for a gun and the cop pulled his weapon out and shot him in the hip. The only weapon visible was the cop’s. The driver was unarmed. Fortunately, the driver survived, and the cop chose not to empty his clip into him as so often happens.

    Now, in fairness, we have to note that there are cops that have never fired their weapons except on the firing range. And there are cops that have fired their weapons with restraint so as to protect innocent civilians. But there are enough, a small portion, of cops that fire only to protect themselves and don’t wait to actually be in danger. They fire, like this one did, just because they perceive a danger to themselves, not others. These are the cops that should be either dismissed, or given duty that does not require carrying a weapon. And those that are dismissed should never be allowed to work as cops ever again.

  8. 4 days ago on Lisa Benson

    Well put.

  9. 4 days ago on Broom Hilda

    She might’ve used the stroller to steal the canned ham from the grocery. Clever. Just add a doll head and a blanket and you could get away with it.

  10. 4 days ago on Shoe

    I naturally thought of the light bulb, but you’re right that the transistor was a game changer for the electronics that followed. I remember building a three tube superheterodyne SW receiver that worked fine and I still have it. But, the transistor version would’ve been lighter and simpler to build with a simple breadboard.

    At to roto tillers, my first was a Craftsman rear tine tiller which pulled itself forward and back. When I get the motor fixed, I’ll be able to work the soil again.