Donald Trump

It Took Less Than 24 Hours for Trump To Undermine His New Plan for Reopening State Economies

The inability of the federal government, and the president specifically, to deliver reliable and consistent information to the American public will make economic recovery more difficult.

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It took less than a day for the White House's carefully crafted step-by-step process for reopening the country to be discarded by…the president himself.

President Donald Trump met with governors to outline those plans on Thursday afternoon. On Thursday evening, he stood at the podium in the White House's briefing room to explain how states would be able to reopen their economies in the coming weeks and months by following a three-step process, as long as COVID-19 cases decline. Then, on Friday, Trump issued a series of bizarre (even by his own standards) tweets that seemingly called for residents of three states to defy shutdown orders.

That would, on its own, be pretty weird. Has a president of the United States ever used the bully pulpit to call for residents to revolt against state leaders? But in the context of what's already been a whiplash-inducing week of contradictory messaging from the president, Friday's "LIBERATE" tweets only add to the confusion. Remember, on Tuesday Trump declared that he had "absolute power" to order states to reopen their economies. By Thursday, he'd apparently realized that wasn't correct and had conceded to putting governors in charge. Less than a day later, he's apparently siding with protesters against some of those same governors—governors who were acting in accordance with shutdown guidelines originally pushed by the Trump administration itself.

As is often the case, it's not exactly clear what Trump is suggesting that Michiganders, Minnesotans, and Virginians should do. But it is pretty obvious that there's a tension between the plans Trump (and his coronavirus task force) outlined on Thursday night and an all-caps call to "LIBERATE" some states.

It's also not clear why he picked those three states, although it is worth noting that all three have Democratic governors. While Michigan has already seen some public protests against the overzealous lockdown imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—her stay-at-home order also forced businesses to stop selling any items deemed nonessential by the state government—the state has also seen a severe coronavirus outbreak in Detroit and its suburbs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Michigan has "widespread" community transmission of the virus and more than 28,000 documented cases. Virginia and Minnesota have lower reported rates of the disease and are under less severe (though still economically ruinous) lockdowns. It's understandable that Trump shares the frustrations many are feeling about over-broad economic shutdowns, but surely he has a more effective way of conveying those concerns to certain state officials.

Trying to figure out exactly what Trump is up to is probably beside the point. One of his greatest weaknesses is an inability to see beyond the current news cycle, and this isn't the first time he's immediately contradicted himself or his staff with an unexpected tweet.

The more important problem is that Friday's "LIBERATE" tweets continue a pattern of inconsistent coronavirus messaging and policy emanating from the White House.

For weeks, the Trump administration's official position was that the virus was not a serious threat. Then, suddenly, it was. When the outbreak started, Americans were told by the surgeon general that wearing masks in public would not slow the spread of the disease. Now, masks are recommended by the CDC and considered mandatory by many states and cities. Trump repeatedly misled reporters and the public about the number of coronavirus tests that would be available. He floated the idea of reopening the country on Easter, then backtracked.

It's unreasonable to expect a president or any public official to have all the answers in the middle of an evolving crisis. But the fact that the federal government—and the White House, specifically—have demonstrated an apparent inability to deliver a believable and consistent message for more than a single day is only adding to the sense of confusion and fear felt by many Americans.

As much as Trump might want to believe otherwise, the economy won't immediately come back to life when he (or various governors) allows businesses to reopen. If Americans are generally fearful of the virus—or, more to the point, if they can't trust public officials who say it is safe to no longer fear the virus—they will continue to stay home, not spend money, and make the recovery from this massive economic collapse even more difficult than it already will be.

On the other hand, the ongoing chaos and confusion will make for great ratings.

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  1. I must have missed how those tweets were orders to reopen. It is still up to the state. Did I miss something? Is Eric unaware that it is also campaign aeadon? Nothing changed since the plan.

    1. Apparently their calls to revolt? Or maybe Trumps saying vote these people out of office. Some days Reason really reaches just to write crap.

      1. On the other hand, just way out in left field, maybe he is suggesting that the other states follow the lead of MI and start the recall process, to liberate the state(s) from tyrannical governors? And supporting the MI recall?
        Nah, that does not even come close to the narrative.

        1. “Some days Reason really reaches”

          It amazes me how Boehm thinks his clumsy attempts at rhetorical Three-card Monte are going to trick us. This isn’t Slate or Vox.

          1. It amazes me how Mamma radiates moral and intellectual superiority while saying nothing! Mamma… Are you for, or against, stuffy stuff? What is YOUR theory of the stuff and stuff… Are you for, or against, stuffy stuff, and WHY? Is stuffy stuff GOOD, or is stuffy stuff bad? Or is it good, only when it is not BAD, and BAD, only when it is not GOOD?

            INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, dammit!!!

            1. What the hell?

              1. TDS and general stupidity; best ignored as a clumsy attempt at ‘humor’.

              2. Oh, THAT kind of nothing! Thanks for the clarification!

                1. Squirrelly, it would be best for everyone if you hurried up and killed yourself.

                  1. Shitsy Shitler, drinking Shitsy Kool-Aid in a spiraling vortex of darkness, cannot or will not see the Light… It’s a VERY sad song! Kinda like this…

                    He’s a real Kool-Aid Man,
                    Sitting in his Kool-Aid Land,
                    Playing with his Kool-Aid Gland,
                    Has no thoughts that help the people,
                    He wants to turn them all to sheeple!
                    On the sheeple, his Master would feast,
                    Master? A disaster! Just the nastiest Beast!
                    Kool-Aid man, please listen,
                    You don’t know, what you’re missin’,
                    Kool-Aid man, better thoughts are at hand,
                    The Beast, to LEAVE, you must COMMAND!

                    A helpful book is to be found here: M. Scott Peck, Glimpses of the Devil
                    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1439167265/reasonmagazinea-20/

                    1. You’re just reinforcing what I said already. Kill yourself.

                    2. Raving lunacy.

                    3. Moron can’t come up with new, original, or funny insults, even. Go triple up on your dosage of smart pills from under the rabbit hutch!

                    4. Oh wow, Sqrls thinks rabbit droppings are smart pills.
                      This explains everything.

              3. Mother, if you can decipher what that yo-yo comment to you let me know. It looks like someone’s been quarantined too long. Maybe he’s lost in the twilight zone

          2. I had to pause for a moment to check whether this was actually the site for the magazine to which I subscribe, after reading this piece.

            Leaving aside the complete lack of nuance, I had to agree with Mother’s that this read more like a Vox piece than Reason.

            This apparent insistence on the part of press writers to assume that there is some magic, one-size-fits-all procedure for every nation, state, and locality is at best stupid and at worst irresponsible.

            I just watched Sen. Pelosi after a screening of video of her Chinatown jaunt and positioning IDENTICAL to the President’s early on, then completely deny that there was any issue with calling crowds to Chinatown. Then, 2 minutes later, give a spiel about how “Leaders have to take responsibility.” It would be comical in other circumstances.

            Do we need to produce guidance that is intelligible to a broad populace? Sure! I’m not certain that daily press conferences are necessarily where drafting of Baby’s First Quarantine pamphlets should be taking place. Hell, if the press actually bothered to read or check sources or write without misspellings, these days, it would be a start.

            This pandering to the least common denominator, the lack of understanding that grown adults do have _some_ right to assess risk for themselves, and the lack of nuance by (probably) well-meaning governors resulting in going over the top will not evoke compliance.

            Having been raised by a medical professional, worked with epidemiologists in previous lives, and having occasionally learned about bio issues through a lens that (hopefully) lay people will never have to consider, I am probably more accommodating to temporary measures than some. But the Spain-style never-leave-your-house measures aren’t even working in Spain. When people are walking their stuffed animals because dog walking is one of the only dispensations to allow seeing sunlight, you know someone may have missed the nuance Let’s not emulate that.

            1. Umm, Pelosi is Speaker of the House … NOT A SENATOR

              But not as crazy as this!

              This apparent insistence on the part of press writers to assume that there is some magic, one-size-fits-all procedure for every nation, state, and locality is at best stupid and at worst irresponsible.

              How many moons circle your planet/

      2. Or Trump, you know our President, is bat shit crazy. And that’s kinda worth writing about.

        1. Or assholes, you know, with TDS should fuck off and die. That’s kinda worth writing about.

        2. Trump batshit crazy vs evil Nancy Piglosi, Upchuck Schumer, and the rest of the far left liberals. I don’t know who I trust more…the CCP and their propaganda or the Dems in Congress?!

          1. They’re BOTH fucked up … but both sides command and brainwash their obedient and robotic minions. With slogans and soundbites to memorize and troll.

            Left – Right = Zero.

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    2. I must have missed how those tweets were orders to reopen.

      Nobody said they were, (lol)

      Did I miss something?

      Only by a gazillion miles!

      Nothing changed since the plan.

      WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH
      1) It’s up to the governors. But revolt against … the governors. DUH
      2) Follow the 3-step plan … or refuse to! DOUBLE-DUH
      Trump is rapidly approaching a total mental breakdown. JesseAz may already be there.

      “Liberate” is on the signs in MIchigan. Because, of course, we all have a God-Given Right to infect and/or kill people.

      For the uninformed, most infections have minor or no symptoms, but the infected are still carriers, transmitting the virus. Even Fox has reported the basics here!

      1. Um, yeah…. try reading again, as YOU missed something:
        “Then, on Friday, Trump issued a series of bizarre (even by his own standards) tweets that seemingly called for residents of three states to defy shutdown orders.” Here in reality, defying shutdown would be the same as reopening. Or are you parsing the meaning because of a lack of direct quote?

        1. (LOL)

          I must have missed how those tweets were orders to reopen.

          Nobody said they were, (lol)

          that seemingly called for residents of three states to defy shutdown orders.

          Here in reality, defying shutdown would be the same as reopening.

          IN A LITERATE REALITY, PROTESTORS DON’T REOPEN THE STATE!

          Or are you parsing the meaning because of a lack of direct quote?

          I just proved him full of shit .. and you illiterate.

          I must have missed how those tweets were orders to reopen.

          Nobody said they were! (lol)

          Still confused?
          HOW DOES ENCOURAGING PROTESTERS BECOME AN ORDER TO REOPEN … IN YOUR REALITY?
          And how many moons circle your planet?

          Nothing changed since the plan.

          WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH
          1) It’s up to the governors. But revolt against … the governors. DUH
          2) Follow the 3-step plan … but refuse to! DOUBLE-DUH
          Trump is rapidly approaching a total mental breakdown. JesseAz may already be there.

          And now they have another one!!

          Anything else?

          1. You miserable fucking cowardly piece of shit, you show up now and don’t mention your 3-week spouting it lies and bullshit?
            Do you expect no one here remembers that long? Is your memory that bad now, asshole?
            Fuck off and die; make the world a better place. And die slowly and painfully; you deserve nothing else.

            1. (Posted in defense of moar aggression, by a thug.)
              (pees pants laughing at psycho Gomer)

              Trump is rapidly approaching a total mental breakdown. JesseAz may already be there.

              Now add Bluwater and Sevo … Trump’s braintrust!
              And there are millions more!! *shudder*

              **Hey, Gomer, do you really believe Trump has the “absolute power” to mandate a reopening, in defiance of the governors? Shitting on federalism, just like the power-crazed proggies. …. Now, more than ever: Left – Right = Zero

              1. If you see the above post while scrolling through the comments, you have been visited by the Hihn-post of Insanity.

                Hallucinations and caps-lock boldtext can come to you, but only if you post “Fuck off Hihn!” in the comments.

                1. **Hey, Gomer, do you really believe Trump has the “absolute power” to mandate a reopening, in defiance of the governors? Shitting on federalism, just like the power-crazed proggies. …. Now, more than ever: Left – Right = Zero

                  1. Hihnsanity!

                    1. Hi R Mac…

                      Good news for you! Modern Science has figured out more about you, and where you came from!

                      https://phys.org/news/2020-04-feces-coproid-reliably-sources-ancient.html
                      On the origin of feces: CoproID reliably predicts sources of ancient poop

                    2. Even R Mac says Trump was bat-shit crazy to claim “absolute power” over a reopening!

                      (Or he’s too stupid to know Trump even said it … before being forced to cave, again)

              2. Hihn, get back on your meds. Or kill yourself. Either way. Fuck off

                1. Hey, Gomer, do you really believe Trump has the “absolute power” to mandate a reopening, in defiance of the governors? Shitting on federalism, just like the power-crazed proggies. ….

                  Left – Right = Zero

                  1. Go ask the nurse for a PRN psychopath.

                    1. R Mac is too STOOPID to know that Trump claimed “absolute power” to order a nationwide reopening!!
                      EVEN FOX SAYS R MACIS FULL OF SHIT!!

                      Fox News’ Brit Hume Rips Trump’s ‘Claims Of Absolute Power

                      Go ask the nurse for a PRN psychopath.

                      *SNEER*

      2. The do nothings wait until a plan is it out and then attack the plan. It’s so typical it’s comical BUT not as comical as Joe Biden on CNN trying to put simple thoughts and sentences together.

        1. The do nothings wait until a plan is it out and then attack the plan.

          The KNOW nothings REFUSE to accept “the plan” was two months late … and Trump is STILL fucking up the needed testing.

          Try again.

          1. What’s it like to be so insane that nobody knows what the fuck you’re talking about?

            1. How STOOPID is R Mac???

              …nobody knows what the fuck you’re talking about?

              The defense rests. (snort)

    3. Reading comprehension not working? The point of the article wasn’t that the tweets are orders to re-open. The point of the article was “Trump — WTF?!”

      1. Stupidity fully functional:
        “The point of the article was “Trump — WTF?!””
        No one here missed the raging TDS in the article. I’m sure you are fully stupid enough to have missed that.

        1. PROVE IT, Punk

          1. Fuck off Hihn.

            1. ANOTHER FAIL
              *sneer*

              1. Pure Hihnsanity! Do you kiss your mother with that insane mouth? Did it make her a psychopath?

                1. A THIRD FAIL … ALSO WITH THE TRASHMOUTH OF A 12-YEAR-OLD!!

          2. What a nonsensical response. Drooling idiot.

            1. PROVE IT, PUNK

    4. I missed it also. What I heard was support for the protestors who are objecting to inane measures. Can use a kayak but not a power boat; cannot buy a gun; etc. He said nothing about when a shutdown in the state should happen,

      1. You hear what you want to hear. The rest of us heard “LIBERATE”, because that’s what he wrote.

        1. By WHY, Sparky???

          1. Because that’s what he wrote you raving lunatic

            1. He’s off his meds again.

            2. Umm, he FAILS to defend WHY the protesters call for “LIBERATE” … WHAT DOES IT MEAN???

              Add R Mac and Shirlord to the failures. *smirk*

    5. Exactly. We see the states for what they are since the federal government isn’t the entity advocating for the lockdown. I really thought this was a Semi- thinking person’s site and found it just as sorely lacking as the mainstream.

    6. Yes, you are a bit slow and you did miss quite a bit.

    7. Am I missing something here? I downloaded “reason app” because I was promised no political bias no one sidedness am I wrong here? Eric your oped is total bias.. media can’t help themselves. JUST REPORT LET US, the people, COME TO OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS

  2. Has a president of the United States ever used the bully pulpit to call for residents to revolt against state leaders?
    You mean besides Abe Lincoln?

    1. Or 1955-1965

    2. Uh… the “call to revolt” consisted of “liberate”? And a reference to the second amendment which is under sustained and direct attack in Virginia?

      Hmmmmm ….. could it be every single national politician in every single election cycle ever?

      Do we not remember Obama’s campaign slogans, including “take America back”

      Oh, here it is, from 2006. Barak Obama exhorting people to take back America. I bet you thought that was really racist at the time… Or was that just later when people threw those words back at him?

      Damn, politics is stupid.

      1. Uh… the “call to revolt” consisted of “liberate”? And a reference to the second amendment which is under sustained and direct attack in Virginia?

        Uh … what about the other two states?

        Hmmmmm ….. could it be every single national politician in every single election cycle ever?

        Uh … what about the other two states?

        1. This is incoherent you fucking lunatic.

          1. He isn’t making any sense. He’s in his manic phase and likely not taking his meds. Since we know where he lives, we should get him involuntarily committed. Assuming that isn’t already the case.

            1. Uh … what about the other two states?

              Since we know where he lives, we should get him involuntarily committed. Assuming that isn’t already the case.

              *snort*
              Trump tweeted for THREE states to liberate. HE MENTIONED THE SECOND AMENDMENT ON ONLY ONE, VIRGINIA … NOT MICHIGAN AND MINNESOTA!

              You too can become informed (on this single issue)

              (That’s his 7th PROVEN fuckup on the page)

              1. Idaho, where you live, has an involuntary civil commitment provision on the books. So yes, you can be confirmed, against your will, to an insane asylum for people like you.

                We probably need to start with regular welfare visits from the state mental health people. The rest should work itself out.

                So don’t worry, there is a straight jacket, a padded cell, and all the Thorazine you can eat in your future Hihn.

          2. Uh … what about the other two states?

            This is incoherent you fucking lunatic.

            *snort*
            Trump tweeted for THREE states to liberate. HE MENTIONED THE SECOND AMENDMENT ON ONLY ONE, VIRGINIA … NOT MICHIGAN AND MINNESOTA!,

            You too can become informed (on this single issue)

            (That’s his 14th fuckup on the page)

    3. You mean besides Abe Lincoln?

      THAT is why Trump’s base is so easily eagerly manipulated. *smirk*

      1. What color is the sky in your world?

  3. Well, 35,907 Americans are now dead, from Chinese-Trumpese disease, and hence LIBERATED from the rule of Der TrumpfenFuhrer!

    Always look on the Bright Side of Life (and death, too!)

    1. You are really messed up.

      1. THANK YOU for Your Deep, Thoughtful, and Compassionate Response! Did you summon Freud, Jung, Jesus, Gandhi, the Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr., AND Dr. Schweitzer in order the compose such Deeply Benevolent Wisdom, Oh Great Wise One? May I drink your bathwater, Oh Holy One?

        SHOW US THE WAY, Oh Great Soul!!!

      2. Messed up doesn’t begin to cover it.
        Assholery squared kinda gets close.

      3. He’s a psychopath that eats shit. Literally.

        1. R Mac and Tulpa… Both of them are both A) too stupid to talk politics intelligently, and B) Too evil to discuss ethics and morality. They both, barely have the 2 neurons required to literally talk shit, though!

          AND they’re both incapable of anything funny or humorous!

          What is the difference between A) a good joke, and B) R Mac and-or Tulpa?

          One is a shift of wit…

          …The other is a wift of shit!

          1. “…The other is a wift of shit!”

            …or as you call it, lunch.

            Sqrlsy’s spirit animal is the dung beetle.

            1. Mamma’s spirit animal is the intestinal parasite-worm!

              (When she’s feeling smarter than usual, that is… Normally it is the AIDS virus!)

              1. “the intestinal parasite-worm”

                Do you come across many in your dinner?
                It may alter the flavor, but if you microwave the turd before consuming you might avoid infection.
                Just a health tip because I worry about you Sqrls.

    2. Right but you told us you eat your own shit.

    3. Come one. Some jokes are just in poor taste. Even for a parody account. Please do not even jokingly accuse Trump of causing this disease.

      We know exactly where it started, a market across from a Biolab in Wuhan, and we know why it spread, long asymptomatic lead times and China actively covering it up and hording medical supplies.

  4. “Then, on Friday, Trump issued a series of bizarre (even by his own standards) tweets that seemingly called for residents of three states to defy shutdown orders.”

    Like racist dogwhistles, Trump tweets are always secretly saying terrible things that only enlightened journalists can understand and interpret

    1. Maybe it would help if the President didn’t send cryptic tweets that could be misunderstood during a national emergency?
      Clarity of communications is kind of important right now.

      1. What was cryptic about these? He wants governors to start opening up the economies. Many extended the lockdowns for another month with a few to july. Whitman has been spectacularly terrible. So what confused you here?

        1. Did you not read the article? Or are you playing dumb? Or are you dumb?

          1. Rebut his allegations or fuck off, you lying weasel.

            1. Hey guy who flunked High School, you ADMIT Jesse’s bullshit is merely ALLEGATIONS — you don’t even know what an allegation IS! (lol)

              It’s JesseAZ who MUST support his crazed “allegations.”NEITHER of you two is The Christ, Jesus. Here’s HOW crazy you are

              He wants governors to start opening up the economies.HE SAID IT WAS UP TO THE GOVERNORS .IF AND WHEN THEY MET TRUMP’S OWN THREE-PART TEST.

              PART ONE is 14 days of declining deaths.
              1) Michigan is STILL INCREASING
              2) NO state has declined more than three days, before increasing again … so ….. DUH …
              3) Trump’s goobers are protesting against TRUMP’s re-opening advice! 🙂 🙂

              Trump has killed tens of thousands, from his FAILURE to lead on increasing our shameful level of testing.

              1. Ahahahha you lost on every part of ahhahahahahaha

                1. *sneer*

                  allegation
                  [ˌaləˈɡāSH(ə)n]
                  NOUN
                  a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

                  That’s your third fuckup. So far.

                2. $parcasmic, a love connection… Makes me think of this…

                  “Dear Abby” is a personal friend of mine. She gets some VERY strange letters! For my amusement, she forwards some of them to me from time to time. Here is a relevant one:

                  Dear Abby, Dear Abby,
                  My life is a mess,
                  Even Bill Clinton won’t stain my dress,
                  I whinny seductively for the horses,
                  They tell me my picnic is short a few courses,
                  My real name is Mary Stack,
                  NO ONE wants my hairy crack!
                  On disability, I live all alone,
                  Spend desperate nights by the phone,
                  I found a man named Richard Decker,
                  But he won’t give me his hairy pecker!
                  Decker’s pecker is reserved for farm beasts,
                  I am beastly, yes! But my crack’s full of yeasts!

                  So Dear Abby, that’s just a poetic summary… You can read about the Love of my Life, Richard Decker, here:
                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/11/farmers-kept-refusing-let-him-have-sex-with-their-animals-so-he-sought-revenge-authorities-say/#comments-wrapper
                  Farmers kept refusing to let him have sex with their animals. So he sought revenge, authorities say.
                  Decker the hairy pecker told me a summary of his story as below:
                  Decker: “Can I have sex with your horse?”
                  Farmer: “Lemme go ask the horse.”
                  Pause…
                  Farmer: “My horse says ‘neigh’!”
                  And THAT was straight from the horse’s mouth! I’m not horsin’ around, here, no mare!

                  So Decker the hairy pecker told me that, apparently never even realizing just HOW DEEPLY it hurt me, that he was all interested in farm beasts, while totally ignoring MEEE!!

                  So I thought maybe I could at least liven up my lonely-heart social life, by refining my common interests that I share with Richard Decker… I, too, like to have sex with horses!

                  But Dear Abby, the horses ALL keep on saying “neigh” to my whinnying sexual advances!
                  Some tell me that my whinnying is too whiny… Abby, I don’t know how to fix it!

                  Dear Abby, please don’t tell me “get therapy”… I can’t afford it on my disability check!

                  Now, along with my crack full of yeasts… I am developing anorexia! Some are calling me a “quarter pounder with cheese”, but they are NOT interested at ALL, in eating me!!! They will NOT snack on my crack!

                  What will I DO, Dear Abby?!?!?

                  -Desperately Seeking Horses, Men, or ANYTHING, in Fort Worth,
                  Yours Truly,
                  Mary Stack / Tulpa / Mary’s Period / “.” / Satan

                  1. Hihn and the lunatic Squirrel rocking back and forth cross legged facing each other spitting drool at each other. Next they’re gonna pick lice out of each other’s beards and eat it.

          2. That is a dumb question. Of course JesseAz is either dumb or trolling.

            1. Both?

              1. Cute convo with your sock. Makes sense since you’re insane and talk to yourself.

                1. It’s like watching a toddler trying to be sneaky.

    2. Trump tweets are always secretly saying terrible things that only enlightened journalists can understand and interpret

      WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH
      🙂

      1. Fuck off, you cowardly piece of shit.

        1. Says the whiny pussy *sneer*

          1. Yes you did say that nice admission

            1. The correct response is always “Fuck off, Hihn”.

              1. Mamma’s Great Stupendous Wit on Dazzling Display here, for ALL to admire!!! WHERE does Mamma GET these three UBER-POWERFUL, overwhelming neurons that she manages to rub together, pray tell?

                1. Don’t be jealous, here you go;

                  Fuck off, Sqrls.

                  There, feel better?

  5. “As much as Trump might want to believe otherwise, the economy won’t immediately come back to life when he (or various governors) allows businesses to reopen. If Americans are generally fearful of the virus—or, more to the point, if they can’t trust public officials who say it is safe to no longer fear the virus—they will continue to stay home, not spend money, and make the recovery from this massive economic collapse even more difficult than it already will be.”

    Go outside and get some vitamin D, you might feel better. Seriously

    1. It’s not about if the economy springs back to life, it’s about if it’s illegal to go to work!

      1. Read it again, Gomer.

        1. He’s right, you can’t read apparently

          1. Read it again, spaz,

            ” If Americans are generally fearful of the virus—or, more to the point, if they can’t trust public officials who say it is safe to no longer fear the virus—they will continue to stay home, not spend money, and make the recovery from this massive economic collapse even more difficult than it already will be.”

            *smirk*

            1. And if they’re not fearful, then our government is crashing the economy against the will of the people. We all know you’re an authority-loving piece of shit, Hihn, but you could at least pretend not to be a bootlicker once in a while. You know, so you can go on calling yourself a libertarian without making your hypocrisy glaringly obvious.

              1. And if they’re not fearful, then our government is crashing the economy against the will of the people.

                YOU’RE FULL OF SHIT!
                80% OF THE PEOPLE WANT THE LOCKDOWNS TO CONTINUE.
                63% FEAR THEY WILL BE LIFTED TOO QUICKLY.
                32% FEAR THEY’LL BE LIFTED TOO SLOWLY

                ****NOW YOU GO FULL STUPID!

                We all know you’re an authority-loving piece of shit, Hihn,

                Uhhhh … WHY DO TRUMP’S BRAINWASHED MINIONS CLAIM SOME GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO INFECT AND/OR KILL PEOPLE???.

                AND THIS GOOBER NEVER HEARD OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!!! *snort*

                You know, so you can go on calling yourself a libertarian without making your hypocrisy glaringly obvious.

                When you get to high school … IF you make it …

                We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — **** That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

                THE PURPOSE OF OUR GOVERNMENT IS TO SECURE THE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE … AND NOT JUST FOR FETUSES!

                IF YOU GOOBERS REJECT “CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED” … AND ARE TOO FUCKING STUPID TO KNOW WHAT THE “WILL OF THE PEOPLE” IS …. then EMIGRATE

                Yes, Virginia, Trumptards are THAT stooopid.
                Bellowing blowhards.

                1. Hihnsanity! Go drink bleach.

    2. I would say that the protests themselves are evidence that a substantial number of people really want to get back to work.

      Please talk to the 22 million people who have lost their jobs and are really wanting to earn a paycheck again.

      Please talk to the substantially larger number of people who are not fully out of work, but have substantially reduced incomes due to these restrictions.

      Please tell them how stupid they are for wanting to earn their living again from your living room couch, where you are able to work remotely.

  6. Trump’s brain is a pachinko machine with shiny little balls of crazy ricocheting wildly off of shiny little pins of ignorance. He contradicts his own statements, policies, administration, and actions constantly; and it is not 5D chess strategy, like his cultists claim, it is insanity.

    1. You’re looking in the mirror Travis, Trump is not there.

    2. Thankfully we can replace Drumpf with a sage intellectual, Joe Biden, this November!

      1. Let’s hope so! I’d rather have Joe Biden than a second term of Donald Trump any day. One term of Trump has been bad enough as it is.

        1. mapol
          April.17.2020 at 6:53 pm
          “Let’s hope so! I’d rather have Joe Biden than a second term of Donald Trump any day. One term of Trump has been bad enough as it is.”

          We’d rather have you and the asshole you answered fuck off and die.

          1. Hey, Sevo! Why don’t you fuck off and die yourself!

            1. Sevo’s right though.

      2. Joe Biden is still trying to find his pants. He will be out in front of this thing in a couple of months.

    3. “ORANGEMANBAD, ORANGEMANBAD, ORANGEMANBAD…”

      1. “WHINYPUSSY, WHINY PUSSY, WHINY PUSSY …”
        NEVER has even a trace of actual content. 🙁

        1. You finally admitted what we all knew about you lolol

          1. whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh

            Trumptards be …whiny pussies!

            1. Raving lunatics eat..their own pussies! Fuck dude you’re a gross freak! Stop smoking meth.

  7. “The inability of the federal government, and the president specifically, to deliver reliable and consistent information to the American public will make economic recovery more difficult.”

    Well, since the government and President have to deliver reliable and consistent information through a news media that has consistently tried to portray the government and Trump as neither reliable or consistent, what do you expect.

    1. These are tweets and statements, both directly from the president, that contradict each other. Nice attempt to blame that one entity, the media.

      1. Trump agrees that governors make the final decision and encourages people to petition their governors. Where is the contradiction? Jesus you lefties are pathetic.

        1. The beauty of Trump’s tweets, at least this brief form of them, is that they’re a rorschach test. People see what they want to see in them, and what they see tells us a lot more than the ink blot ever could.

          1. Nth d chess……

            1. That’s one interpretation. Another is that brevity isn’t always the soul of wit. I think Twitter has put that aphorism in the grave.

  8. If you can’t figure it out, I don’t know what to tell you.

  9. or they were just funny tweets.

    1. The writers here are spiraling.

      1. Well, the bars ARE closed – – – – – – –

      2. I think you mean swirling.

  10. Sounds like he was talking about 2A from the first tweet.

    Anyway, whatever he can do to confuse, anger, enrage, and drive crazy the left wing is fine by me.

    Because he is way better than dementia patient and serial sex abuse Joe Biden.

    1. Latest from Biden…
      ==
      BIDEN: “Um, you know, there’s a uh, during World War… Two, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it’s called, he’s called it a, you know, the World War Two, he had the World, the War Production Board.”
      ==
      “You have entire generation of young people beginning back in two-thou— when the attack occurred on 9/11 that in fact have been behind the 8-ball from the time they got out of school,” he said.
      ==
      I sat with a guy on, on a telephone and he’s telling me, he said, “I don’t always,” he said, “Look, I, I, I, I, I, I’m, I, I worked at the hospital.” And he said, “Then I, I got, I got myself a position where I got the virus so they quarantined me and, and they put me in the hospital, and I made it out and so I’m out [slurp]. But they don’t want me with my family. I’m on the third floor. I spent 15 minutes on the phone with them saying,’ he said, ‘I have a three-year-old and a four-year-old. They come to the door outside and they just knock on the door and say ‘Daddy, Daddy, can I see you Daddy, can I see you Daddy?’’”
      So we spent time going through it [slurp], I used to do with my kids when they were little and I couldn’t see them and we’d play games. I said, “Knock, make up a game, knock, knock on the door and say this is, you know [slurp].” [incomprehensible] This is practical things, the guy’s scared to death. And he’s worried about his children, he’s worried about his wie [sic]. I mean, these are practical things. And the president talks about this like, “OK, it’s gonna be OK. We’re gonna open… tomorrow. We’re gonna do this.”

      I mean, it just, I must tell you, it drives me crazy. I don’t know what he doesn’t understand.

      1. Got a link? This is comedy gold.

        1. Trust me. It’s real.

        2. So much more, probably even better stuff, to come every week.

    2. Completely ignoring the many complaints against Trump for sex abuse? Including walking into the dressing rooms of underage girls so he could ogle them (which he admitted on the radio)?
      Trump has been setting the bar so low the last three years, almost anyone would be a better choice.

      1. Hillary lost, time to move on.

        1. How would you feel if he came into your daughter’s dressing room to get a good look? Never mind, I think we know the answer to that. Blech.

          1. As long as he identifies as female at the time, all good lefties should be just fine with that, right?

          2. How should we feel about you working to let illegal alien sex predators rape our daughters?

      2. “Trump has been setting the bar so low the last three years, almost anyone would be a better choice.”

        Lefty fucking imbeciles have been setting the bar for honesty so low over the last three years, HRC seems almost ‘honest’ by comparison.
        Your TDS ate your cites, asshole.

  11. Get off Twitter. It’s ruining your ability to think.

    1. Boehm doesn’t give a shit about thinking. He has a narrative to peddle.

  12. Trying to figure out exactly what Trump is up to is probably beside the point.

    You are precisely correct – Trump opened his mouth and out fell whatever random thought was rattling about in his head and, since it’s impossible to tell what the hell he meant or even if he meant anything at all, you skipped right past the “trying to figure out what he might have meant” part and went straight to writing a column about how it surely meant something bad.

    Trump is a troll. Stop feeding the troll.

    I’ve said many times, and not just me but many people have said, and I mean smart people, powerful people like you wouldn’t believe, that often, or maybe sometimes, but more than once or twice, many times, I guess, is what gets said, and I can’t stress this enough, even though certain other people I won’t name, but you know who I’m talking about, but you never hear about that because they just won’t tell you, but we all know, trust me. It’s a hoax. Whenever you hear it, it’s a hoax, believe me. None of it’s true.

  13. Jesus fucking Christ. Is there a point here? Orange man bad is 3 words. Coulda saved a lot of pixels.

    1. or tried other languages

      Hombre Naranja … Homme l’Orange …

      1. رجل برتقالي سيء
        Orange nwoke ojoo
        सुन्तला मान्छे नराम्रो
        悪いオレンジ色の男
        Қызғылт сары адам жаман
        Oranžový muž špatný

        1. lol exactly

          1. Orange Man bad?!? He BAD, all right! He SOOO BAD, He be GOOD! He be GREAT! He Make America Great Again!

            We KNOW He can Make America Great Again, because, as a bad-ass businessman, He Made Himself and His Family Great Again! He Pussy Grabber in Chief!

            See The Atlantic article by using the below search-string in quotes:
            “The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet” or this one…

            https://reason.com/2019/09/02/republicans-choose-trumpism-over-property-rights-and-the-rule-of-law/

            He pussy-grab His creditors in 7 bankruptcies, His illegal sub-human workers ripped off of pay on His building projects, and His “students” in His fake Get-Rich-like-Me realty schools, and so on. So, He has a GREAT record of ripping others off! So SURELY He can rip off other nations, other ethnic groups, etc., in trade wars and border wars, for the benefit of ALL of us!!!

            All Hail to THE Pussy Grabber in Chief!!!

            Most of all, HAIL the Chief, for having revoked karma! What comes around, will no longer go around!!! The Donald has figured out that all of the un-Americans are SOOO stupid, that we can pussy-grab them all day, every day, and they will NEVER think of pussy-grabbing us right back!

            Orange Man Bad-Ass Pussy-Grabber all right!

            1. Is this the shit you come up with while a large dog is knotting your asshole?

              Kill yourself.

              1. Hey Shitsy Shitler…

                If EVERYONE who makes you look bad, by being smarter and better-looking than you, killed themselves, per your wishes, then there would be NO ONE left!

                Who would feed you? Who’s tits would you suck at, to make a living? WHO would change your perpetually-smelly DIAPERS?!!?

                You’d better come up with a better plan!

                1. There would be no you left. Let’s start there, and see what happens.

                  You in?

                  1. I’m in for you feeding yourself, and changing your own shitty diapers, and even more so, your ultra-shitty MIND, Shitsy Shitler! THEN let’s see if you can survive without all the people who you parasitize!

                    1. You’re the one who admitted to eating shit, not me. And no one needs shit eaters like you, or worthless urban progtards to live.

                      Now that we’ve cleared that up, time for you to commit suicide.

                    2. Shitsy Shitler is a parasitical, authoritarian would-be dictator, as well as a total liar! Why do YOU continue to live, worthless old leech?!?!

                      Liar! Liars are like sand fleas around here… Just covering the place!
                      https://reason.com/2019/09/15/outgrowing-addiction/#comments
                      SQRLSY One
                      September.15.2019 at 4:21 pm
                      Right along with my urges to eat shit and then barf. Fortunately, I strangle these thoughts in their crib. Too bad that no one thought of doing that with Tulpa… But that would be “pre-crime” punishment, which I generally do NOT subscribe to!
                      End original quote.
                      An attempt at humor. I don’t REALLY have urges to eat poop. And having an URGE to eat poop is NOT the same thing as eating poop, except in the eyes of total liars!
                      Ever have an urge to kill some asshole? Then you are a MURDERER, according to your type of lying!

                      You’re a more-worthless, more-evil asshole than even Tulpa is! At least Tulpa isn’t so stupid and evil as to constantly urge others to commit suicide, you disciple and butt-licker of the Evil One you!

    2. He’s paid by the word. I’m hoping it’s somewhere close to $0.0001/per.
      Otherwise, he’d over-paid.

  14. That would, on its own, be pretty weird. Has a president of the United States ever used the bully pulpit to call for residents to revolt against state leaders?

    Hoo boy there’s a lot to unpack here.

    1. Not being compliant or petitioning ones government is actually a revolt. What’s to unpack?

      1. Whether a US president has ever used the bully pulpit to call for residents to revolt against state leaders? That’s probably not a simple “yes” or “no” question.

        And even if a president had, would that automatically be a bad thing? Has a US president ever used the bully pulpit to call on state leaders to quell the nascent stirrings of their constituent populations? (the answer to that is most certainly ‘yes’). Would that automatically be a good thing?

  15. “…Has a president of the United States ever used the bully pulpit to call for residents to revolt against state leaders?..”

    Has a hack ‘writer’ been this dishonest since they plugged Duranty in the ground.
    Stick your TDS up your ass, Boehm. Your head wants some company.

  16. Maybe Virginia residents should revolt.
    And maybe, as part of that revolt, they should go to cosmo prog Eric Boehm’s house, drag him out of it, and cut his integrity lacking throat on the street – French revolution style.
    Just maybe.
    But you little bitches, like Boehm, who work from home (contributing absolutely nothing of inherent value) and want to keep the rest of the population locked up just so you can feel special better realize that the above gets more and more likely every day, and the world really won’t miss you

    1. I’m glad Trump said what he said. I’ve been saying for years that democrats should be overthrown. Not the whole government, just the progtard communist and deep state portions.

      This is a good step forward.

  17. the fact that the federal government—and the White House, specifically—have demonstrated an apparent inability to deliver a believable and consistent message for more than a single day is only adding to the sense of confusion and fear felt by many Americans.

    “BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!”

  18. Trump is an idiot. In other news, water is wet.

    1. “I got nothing, orangemanbad I guess” – t. wearingit

    2. At least he’s not some faggoty progtard like you.

  19. Eric continues to distinguish himself as the absolutely worst columnist ever published by Reason. I’ve yet to see an article by him that is even remotely libertarian in any way. It’s just pure TDS . There are a lot of good reasons for libertarians to criticize Trump. But TDS in and of itself is not libertarian.

    1. “Eric continues to distinguish himself as the absolutely worst columnist ever published by Reason.”

      Shikha, Binion and Welch will wrestle him in the mud for that title.

      1. I’ll pay extra if the do. But only if instead of mud, it’s quicksand.

        1. But witches float.

  20. At this point, we’re getting set up for four more years of this. I have a feeling that “journalists” are secretly happy for that.

    We can certainly call Trump a narcissist, but I think the media and journalists are stretching the truth and reaching as much as they can to get clicks and praise from the people just as much as Trump aims to. Of course, their excuse will be that they’re doing it for the good of the country, they’re selfless, they want to protect people from the abuses coming out of D.C.

    Who else might be saying that he’s working for the good of the country and to protect people from the abuses of The Swamp?

    1. “their excuse will be that they’re doing it for the good of the country”
      Ultimately they are all battling for ratings and looking for the next level controversial statement so other reporters will talk about them.

      Quoting an old marketing prof of mine, “If you want to be well-known, either be very good or be controversial.” Given that most media sources are starting with bimbos in a push-up or their male counterparts who worked their way up from local weather-guy, being very good just isn’t in the cards unless you define “very good” as being outlandishly controversial. Being a modern day Carl Bernstein isn’t even a goal anymore.

    2. Yep. What “journalist” of the current generation doesn’t harbor ego maniacal thoughts of becoming the next Woodward or Bernstein?

  21. Reason has now come out for gun bans and lockdowns and the Governor specifying what items in a store are for sale and what mode of water transport is acceptable, and against gardening, the 2A, outboard motors, food stores selling non- food items, and elective medical care that doesn’t kill a baby.

    1. Reason should hire a guest columnist to provide a libertarian perspective in the magazine.

      1. WHO better than Yer Mamma to fill this role (“guest columnist to provide a libertarian perspective”), I ask of you?!?!? Step UP to the plate, Mamma!!!

        Do you recall the awesome enchanter named “Tim”, in “Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail”? The one who could “summon fire without flint or tinder”? Well, you remind me of Tim… You are an enchanter who can summon persuasion without facts or logic!

        So I discussed your awesome talents with some dear personal friends on the Reason staff… Accordingly…

        Reason staff has asked me to convey the following message to you:

        Hi Fantastically Talented Author:

        Obviously, you are a silver-tongued orator, and you also know how to translate your spectacular talents to the written word! We at Reason have need for writers like you, who have near-magical persuasive powers, without having to write at great, tedious length, or resorting to boring facts and citations.

        At Reason, we pay above-market-band salaries to permanent staff, or above-market-band per-word-based fees to freelancers, at your choice. To both permanent staff, and to free-lancers, we provide excellent health, dental, and vision benefits. We also provide FREE unlimited access to nubile young groupies, although we do firmly stipulate that persuasion, not coercion, MUST be applied when taking advantage of said nubile young groupies.

        Please send your resume, and another sample of your writings, along with your salary or fee demands, to ReasonNeedsBrilliantlyPersuasiveWriters@Reason.com .

        Thank You! -Reason Staff

        1. I’m looking forward to the day you write some new copypasta for your canned responses, Sqrls.

          1. Her daddy said she was clever in the 1st grade. He lied, but she’s never forgotten and now pollutes every web site she can.

            1. Daddy lied…

          2. I’m looking forward to the day when what you write here, is worth a hoot in Hell, or even, a one-millionth of a damn, other than general sneering by Mamma that says nothing!

            1. Well, that’s fresher than most of your responses, I guess. Now let’s aim for coherence.

              1. PLEASE, by all means, aim for some meaning and coherence one of these days! What IS your theory of the stuff and stuff, anyway? OTHER than, YOU superior, all else inferior, Oh Great Arrogant and Narcissistic One?

                1. Nope. No coherence.
                  Give it another try.

                  1. Nope! No neurons yet! Eat some more smart pills from underneath the rabbit hutch!

                    1. I understood a bit of that, it seems you’re offering to share your dinner.

  22. I am coming around to the need for making the first amendment equal to the second, and requiring training and a license issued by the sheriff before anyone can have freedom of the press. One post per day, one article per month.
    Think of all the servers who will never get a job again as 80% of the small restaurants close forever; they could take up the slack, and the overall quality would probably go up.

  23. It Took Less Than 24 Hours for Trump To Undermine His New Plan for Reopening State Economies

    That’s nothing. It took Trump’s ass-suckers 24 seconds before sticking their tongues up Dear Leader’s butthole in the comments. Touché, Eric Boehm.

    1. How dare you take your tongue off Bernie’s balls long enough to make a comment. Back to work slave.

      1. That wasn’t Bernie’s balls; he’s sucking HRC ass. And LOVING it.

    2. Funny how the kid that has eagerly swallowed the loads of Marx, Foucault and every DNC politician with wild-eyed fanaticism, has the guts to call people pointing out the holes in Boehm’s screed, “ass-suckers”.

      1. They’re just whining like little bitches. They aren’t pointing out any “holes.”

        1. Okay Boehmer.

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    1. If a $4,269 windfall inspired her to purchase a BMW, she won’t hang on to her earnings for very long.

  25. I see the idiot Cult45 sheep are triggered by this.

    1. “Cult45”

      Hey Mom, I posted it again.

  26. All we need for economic recovery is for local, state, and federal governments to get out of the way. Same as always.

    1. Don’t plan on it. They’re already picking the winners and losers for us.

  27. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/1918-flu-pandemic

    “The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans. The 1918 flu was first observed in Europe, the United States and parts of Asia before swiftly spreading around the world. At the time, there were no effective drugs or vaccines to treat this killer flu strain. Citizens were ordered to wear masks, schools, theaters and businesses were shuttered and bodies piled up in makeshift morgues before the virus ended its deadly global march.”

    Facts are SO in-con-veeen-yent, eh Trumpies? 🙂
    How many more will Trump kill

    1. Wow, Hihn thinks Donald Trump is responsible for the 1918 Flu pandemic.
      I mean I realize Hihnsanity is a medical condition, but wow…

      1. THIS is how stoopid Trumptards are!

        Wow, Hihn thinks Donald Trump is responsible for the 1918 Flu pandemic.

        Wow, I put the key point in BOLDFACE … and …
        whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh

        1. A “key point” that people wear masks when dealing with disease and corpses, isn’t really the “gotcha” your unmedicated synapses are telling you it is.

  28. I’m really curious why Boehm thinks those tweets are calls to revolt. Is it the reference to the 2nd? It seems obvious these are complaints about restrictions on gun rights (by legislation or by fiat). I suppose it’s all in the emotion of the reader.

    If Trump had said something along the lines of “ignore lockdowns” or “defy your governors” Boehm would have a point. Fortunately for all this is standard Trump boilerplate; weird utterances from Trump that assume you know his state of mind when he made them.

    1. I’m really curious why Boehm thinks those tweets are calls to revolt.>/blockquote>HE NEVER SAID THAT! And THAT crazy bullshit was documented up page.
      https://reason.com/2020/04/17/it-took-less-than-24-hours-for-trump-to-undermine-his-new-plan-for-reopening-state-economies/#comment-8215731

  29. In accordance to the guidelines set by Trump? I must have missed the part of Trumps guidelines stating that I can’t go across the street to talk to my neighbor, go to another residence, and take a ride in a canoe but not a boat with a motor.

    1. (lol) Trump’s guidelines — version FOUR — say the governors are in charge. Now tell us why you claim some God-Given Right to infect and/or kill others?

      And …

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

      Our government was CREATED to protect Life.

  30. So… what way do you all want it? The states call for federalism and then want federal funding.
    Trump is allowing the tyrannical governors to show their colors. There’s nothing more to this, sorry.

    1. **LIAR**

      The states call for federalism and then want federal funding

  31. This was the most ‘fake news’ headline I’ve seen in a long time. How can you think that the word ‘Liberate’, by itself, has anything to do with the shutdown or the virus? That’s a clear indication of confirmation bias.

    When Trump said ‘Liberate’, he obviously meant liberating the state governments from the Democrats by voting Republican. It’s an election year, so that’s what’s on his mind. And it’s obvious, because he mentions Virginia and the 2nd amendment, and the Democrats recently flipped Virginia after more than 25 years of Republican rule. And it didn’t take long before the Democrats started to introduce all kinds of gun control legislation. It’s as simple as that. Trumps tweets had nothing to do wit the shutdown.

    1. This was the most ‘fake news’ headline I’ve seen in a long time. How can you think that the word ‘Liberate’, by itself, has anything to do with the shutdown or the virus?

      What else COULD it mean? … since you BLOW IT next!

      And it’s obvious, because he mentions Virginia and the 2nd amendment

      WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TWO STATES? (lol)

      What IS obvious is that you lie ,… or are totally ignorant of the issue.

      Trumpbots be as eagerly manipulated as Berniebots and Elizabethbots.

  32. REASON, Eric: Please…

    The Virginia governor signs a bunch of gun control bills in a very sneaky way; during a time when people could not protest. These people have heavily protested this action prior, so this is an extremely sleazy move. If ever there was a time to defy shutdown orders, it was then. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/10/virginia-governor-northam-signs-gun-control-measures-law/5129936002/

    The Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer deemed some bat shit crazy stuff. Remember, the people are the ones who have to live with crappy rules. it deserves the protesting.

    If these governors had a shred of decency then the protests would not have been necessary.

    Shame on you for not reporting the whole story. You sound like CNN right now.

    1. Shame on you for not reporting the whole story.

      HEY, SPARKY …. READ THE PAGE TITLE.

      THIS IS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS … NOT THE SECOND AMENDMENT

      TRY to pa

      1. TRY to pay attention!

    2. The Virginia governor signs a bunch of gun control bills in a very sneaky way

      You are CLUELESS that the state legislature passed those bills??? Or were they just too sneaky for you to cope with?

  33. Wall Street Journal: Trump’s cluster-fuck continues

    The federal government, scrambling to find N95 masks to protect health-care workers from coronavirus infection, has placed more than $110 million in mask orders at high prices with unproven vendors, according to a Wall Street Journal review of federal contracting data.

    Of the more than 20 million N95 masks the government ordered for full delivery by the end of May, at least 80% were ordered from suppliers that either had never done business with the federal government or had only taken on small prior contracts that didn’t include medical supplies, according to the data.

    Some of the vendors already have missed delivery deadlines or have backed out because of supply problems. The parent company of one supplier is in bankruptcy and its owners have been accused of fraud in lawsuits by multiple business partners.

    The average price the government agreed to pay for masks from vendors offering quick delivery is close to $6 apiece, roughly six times the list price … Most of the orders were placed with no-bid contracts, federal databases show.

    The Trump administration, under fire for its handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, has signed more than $3 billion in pandemic-related contracts recently. That includes orders for 600 million N95 masks from major established producers like 3M Co. and Honeywell International Inc. for less than $1 each. Those orders stretch out until late 2021 but are starting to trickle in.

    Then again, Obama WAS born in Kenya … Trump HAD absolute power (until he said he didn’t), and … HILLARY’S EMAILS!
    OMG. 🙂

    1. Do you even read what you post?

      It says some orders were placed on an accelerated timeframe at a rush price to meet the need.
      It also says the US has ordered masks from a wide range of vendors, some who haven’t filled orders for the government before.

      This is actually a good thing, Hihn.
      Did you really want them to hang the entire order with one supplier who’ll provide them on a normal timeframe instead?

      1. Do you even read what you post?

        ****FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL?? … IN BOLDFACE FOR RETARDS???
        I even UNDERSTOOD it!

        It says some orders were placed on an accelerated timeframe at a rush price to meet the need.

        ***LIAR

        Trump administration is OVER TWO MONTHS LATE on … everything.
        And REFUSES to assume leadership in a national crisis.
        ***Educate yourself on the Defense Production Act!

        THINK … If Trump forces the states to compete against each other for critical supplies … DOES THAT ALONE DRIVE UP PRICES?
        Economics 101. You are WAY above your class …

        1. It says it right there in your original quote, Hihn.

          Calm down, take your ritalin, and reread the article.

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  35. Eric’s cheap shots are typical fake news. I once expected better from “Reason” but no more. As the old saying goes, those who can do (e.g. Trump), those who can’t just criticize, like Eric, and that not constructively. Government is the problem, not the solution, as seen in what happened when Government Moters (GM) took 0bama’s handout and still struggled while Ford didn’t and recovered better. America’s far more educated and wiser Founders would have marveled at our incompetence depending on nanny state handouts when they suffered far worse and built this great nation anyway. We’re not worthy of them. Dems and RINOs only care about their own power lust, not how many die or how many lies they tell. If the states don’t reopen ASAP far more will suffer and die due to that than the virus, but their power mad delusions (e.g. hypocritically trashing the First Amendment to shut down religion while greater crowds in stores are nearby) insure that they don’t care.

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