Dan Patrick

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by HANNAHORN, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    He's an idoit. I know you know that.

    He thumbs his nose at Trump and the Feds on ICE, etc. Runs his state into being broke. Comes crying like a whiny *** titty baby to the Feds for help when his policies make the state unable to fend for itself.

    He will probably be re-elected.
     
  2. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Colledge folk...
     
  3. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Run
    Ah but why pass up an opportunity to bash Trump
     
  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Hi C
    But maybe you should get tested
    If only for your peace of mind?
     
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  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    No fever, aches, etc. Doubt they would test me for loss of smell. I'm 51, in good shape. Not worried. Plus, unless I get so bad off I can't breathe, I can't really do anything different than I'm already doing.

    Thanks. :beertoast:
     
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  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I see the difference and understand
    Just feel better
     
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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

  8. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    OK. If the drug (used for lupus) works, and an Israeli company has millions of doses ready to ship, why hasn’t it arrived?

    Can you say “ big pharma”, boys and girls?
     
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  9. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

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    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

  11. theLobo

    theLobo < 25 Posts

    Lt. Gov. is a Saint. We are fortunate to walk in his shadow.
     
  12. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    TheLobo sounds awfully familiar.
     
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  13. theLobo

    theLobo < 25 Posts

    Garmel sounds like a great detective. Why can't I celebrate the brilliance of an elected official without grief and/or banning?
     
  14. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    I heard the drug isn’t approved in Texas.
     
  15. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Probably not or anywhere else for that matter until it is manufactured by a "favorite"
     
  16. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Who said anything about a banning? Do you have a guilty conscience or something?
     
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  17. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Sabre, you are so right (see below).

     
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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Apparently the problem is that these pills are cheap - too cheap for big pharma to make a buck from it.
     
  19. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Thank you, MC. That information was brought to you by the same people that own the whores at MD Anderson.
     
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  20. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    One could ALSO make a point about where were the hospital administrators and various Governors on properly equipping medical facilities PRIOR to a large-scale event having to occur.

    At SOME point, local governments HAVE to accept the responsibility for their own failures. Instead, what we see is that they want to suckle at the government teet JUST as much as the people who cannot be bothered to save for an any manner of emergency.

    That being said...yes, they DEFINITELY need to quit encouraging the thumb-sucking and boot-quaking over 'global warming.'
     
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  21. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    State governments didn't restrict travel from know viral hot spots. Hospitals didn't prepare more beds and ventilators. The FDA actually kept states, cities, and hospitals from preparing by restricting testing, beds, ventilators, and medicines.
     
  22. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    There is NOTHING that would have precluded a hospital from purchasing ventilators PRIOR to all of this nonsense and thumb-sucking. This is the hospital equivalent of someone who wants to bake a cake and realizes, after having mixed all of the ingredients, that they lack an oven. Idiots in charge failed to properly equip their facilities.
     
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  23. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    But if you only need one or two ovens most of the time, you probably wouldn't install ten.

    Hospitals are big business. For the once in a lifetime respiratory virus like this, tying up big $$ on the shelves for what would very likely normally be unused ventilators would likely get the person who bought them a quick exit.
     
  24. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I can barely taste my coffee this morning! Haven't had any flavor whatsoever since Tuesday.

    Still no fever, chills, aches, any of the other CV symptoms.
     
  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Reimbursement caused hospitals and nursing homes to limit the number of ventilators. Hospitals were sending ventilator patients 1000 miles for a ventilator.

    To further the analogy above, you don't buy ovens that result in a cost of product being $100 if the market will only buy your product for $5 and then for only a limited amount of time.

    We looked into this business several years ago. Interestingly enough, all the female patients were over 70 and former smokers; all the male patients were in their 20s and had wrecked their motorcycles.

    Ventilators are going to be like mobile homes were during the hurricanes. FEMA will never get them where they need to be and the government will own several thousand that sit in warehouses for decades. Use your political influence to contract for the storage. You'll pay for your real estate, the warehouse and collect overpriced rent for decades.
     
  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Get you a flight to NOLA, a jug of good coonass coffee - you'll definitely taste it

    BTW, my SWA FA friend came by last night. Six leg trip, with the high count of 11, low of 2.
     
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  27. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I'm drinking whole bean Dark Roast Community brewed in a Bialetti. Hard to get much stronger than that.

    Yes, the loads are pitiful.
     
  28. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    I’m sorry to hear that. Keep us posted. I’m better today and yesterday.
     
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  29. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Try Seaport Dark Roast from Beaumont. Whistle and it will walk to you.
     
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  30. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    When we tried to buy the company, it was Texas Coffee Company on RailRoad Ave. Little bitty place with a huge cashflow.
     

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