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Old 03-22-2020, 03:07 PM
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tests positive for Coronavirus


But hey, at least we didn’t have to spend the last couple of years wasting tax dollars on some commie socialist pandemic task force.
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Thoughts and prayers for the miserable bastard.
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:16 PM
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At a tough time like this for Senator Paul, I take comfort that he can rely on the kindness of his neighbor.
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I'm sure he'll decline any treatments that were developed with government funding.

Schadenfreude aside, I hope he recovers. And has an epiphany about the needs of others.
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:23 PM
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At a tough time like this for Senator Paul, I take comfort that he can rely on the kindness of his neighbor.
Ok, that killed.
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Was there some testing of all members of Congress that I missed? Otherwise why was a test used on an asymptomatic person against what seems to be protocol?
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Thoughts and prayers for the miserable bastard.
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Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

He KNEW he had been exposed, and yet went to the Senate gym this morning (which included a few laps in the pool - taking "Drain the Swamp" into another dimension), thus potentially infecting who knows how many people.

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Republicans offered him “thoughts and prayers.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usa...amp/2894053001

This is terrible news for Senator Paul. Giving him the same level of action as was promised for Sandy Hook kids is an insult.

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Old 03-22-2020, 04:27 PM
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Was there some testing of all members of Congress that I missed? Otherwise why was a test used on an asymptomatic person against what seems to be protocol?
I assumed he had exposure to someone who later tested positive....
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You know, I was wondering why I suddenly had absolutely no interest in the election, and do you know what I think it is? I have no idea who will be alive, and not incapacitated, by then.
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I assumed he had exposure to someone who later tested positive....
I thought tests were reserved for symptomatic individuals until the shortage is addressed.
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Thoughts and prayers for the miserable bastard.
Now, now, say something nice. Like... he's not the worst Senator Kentucky has.
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I assumed he had exposure to someone who later tested positive....
Wrong.

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"Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person. He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul."

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Now, now, say something nice. Like... he's not the worst Senator Kentucky has.
Very low bar...
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:43 PM
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Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

He KNEW he had been exposed, and yet went to the Senate gym this morning (which included a few laps in the pool - taking "Drain the Swamp" into another dimension), thus potentially infecting who knows how many people.
In my home state, Minnesota, all the gyms have been closed for several days, and the Senators are still using theirs? How irresponsible and stupid.
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I can’t really post a link, but according to CNN Live Updates four additional GOP Senators (Romney, Lee, Gardner, Scott) are under self quarantine due to extensive contact they have had recently with Sen. Paul, effectively reducing the GOP senate majority to 48-47 for the time being.
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I hope he gave Mitch a big bear hug before going off to be tested.
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Here are his proposals as to what to do for the coronavirus problem:
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-b...he-coronavirus

Frankly I am surprised he goes this far.
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As much as I engage in Schadenfreude, this the rising number of cases of COVID in the Congress and across the federal government is a disturbing sign.

It's also disturbing that the Senate apparently isn't supporting the house version of the stimulus bill. If you think Wall Street bled the last two weeks, wait until markets open tomorrow.
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As much as I engage in Schadenfreude, this the rising number of cases of COVID in the Congress and across the federal government is a disturbing sign.

It's also disturbing that the Senate apparently isn't supporting the house version of the stimulus bill. If you think Wall Street bled the last two weeks, wait until markets open tomorrow.
Dow Futures are down -954, yesterday it was -157.
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Dow Futures are down -954, yesterday it was -157.
Some of that is the acceleration of the contagion, but if they don't come to an agreement on the stimulus - like soon - investors will start to rapidly lose faith in the ability of the American institutions stop the bleeding. And since we're the world's largest and by far the most influential economy, that wouldn't be just an American problem; that would be problem for the global economy. It could shatter markets.
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A busy (yet productive) day for Karma.
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Dow Futures are down -954, yesterday it was -157.
Every time Trump speaks, the market drops.
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I want that miserable asshole to live a long life behind bars, preferably being anally violated on a daily basis by a series of hepititus-infected speed freaks. Death's too good for him.

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Every time Trump speaks, the market drops.
Why, he's just setting-up Wall Street for bargain hunters! Fools sell at YUGE! losses - "blood in the streets" - and the smart guys move in and scoop up goodies for pennies. That works... unless those pennies dwindle down to centavos. I saw a two-centavo coin on a sidewalk in a poor part of Mexico. It wasn't worth even the lowliest peon's effort to retrieve a rounding error. If that's where US stocks are headed, it's sayonara, suckers.

Back to topic, sort of. How is Sen Paul's dad Ron Paul (age 84) doing? Staying in touch?
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Deleted. It was an affirmative response to Stranger’s post that I made before I had a chance to read the Mod Note.

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If we really must have a "Hey look who's sick thread," Harvey Weinstein.
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I can’t really post a link, but according to CNN Live Updates four additional GOP Senators (Romney, Lee, Gardner, Scott) are under self quarantine due to extensive contact they have had recently with Sen. Paul, effectively reducing the GOP senate majority to 48-47 for the time being.
Well, isn’t that convenient. This gives Paul an excuse to not vote on the bailout bill. Which goes against everything he’s ever believed in. But a vote against it would still look horrible.

And I’ve got to hand it to Romney, he’s actually shown a lot of spine in not being part of the ongoing Republican larceny and skullduggery. First, the impeachment vote. Then he blocked the Senate’s effort to go after Hunter Biden. Now he gets to not vote for this bill, and it’s nakedly partisan giveaways.

This 500 billion Secret fund to be administered by Steve Mnuchin is undisguised corruption. It’s going to go to Trump donors, who will then funnel most of it back to the Trump campaign or associated PACs. It’s straight up larceny, but as long as Trump believes it’s good for the country if he wins, he can do whatever he wants. That’s the Republican ethos.

IIRC, aren’t Gardner and Lee among the senator’s that sometimes consider thinking about someday pushing back against the gangster cult? Maybe it’s going to be convenient for their legacies if they don’t vote on this bill.

No explanation for Rick Scott, except he looks like someone that should be avoided during a plague.

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Some of that is the acceleration of the contagion, but if they don't come to an agreement on the stimulus - like soon - investors will start to rapidly lose faith in the ability of the American institutions stop the bleeding. And since we're the world's largest and by far the most influential economy, that wouldn't be just an American problem; that would be problem for the global economy. It could shatter markets.
Just wait until the unemployment numbers come out. And GDP predictions for Q2 look horrendous. About the only thing I think that can turn things around is competence at the top, and we're not likely to get that.
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Republicans offered him “thoughts and prayers.”

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This is terrible news for Senator Paul. Giving him the same level of action as was promised for Sandy Hook kids is an insult.
An insult to him, or to the kids?
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He is now saying he did not meet the meet the requirements for quarantine. Further he did not meet the requirements to be tested. But he got tested anyway. You know. Ruling class and all that.
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Isn't Paul the clown who said it wasn't such a big deal because less than a hundred people had died, but then one or two days or so later, over 100 people died in one day? Yeah, he's really a great guy.
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