SooperPodcast #390: Coronavirus and Birx scarf weekend update!

We have a short 20 minute podcast update because there is SO MUCH NEWS that we thought some people might enjoy this. It’s just me and Typhoid Nary, there’s no Matt yet again because he’s out throwing all the chloroquine supplies in New Orleans to the masses. WOW! Fun! Listen now.

Logic is the my-microphone of Soop.

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BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

China fed gullible countries crap tests and masks that will cripple the coronavirus fight

The media just loves the fact that the U.S. was experiencing a shortage of some coronavirus medical products, while China was appearing to sell and donate those supplies to many countries.

Notice, that is a the NEW YORK TIMES report being pushed by an MSNBC host.

Well, we’re getting more and more evidence that China is peddling fake masks, and it’s gonna HELP spread coronavirus instead of impeding it:

And also kits….

From Taiwan News:

A Czech news site on Monday (March 23) revealed that 80 percent of the much-touted traunch of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kits “donated” from China are faulty, forcing healthcare workers to rely on conventional laboratory tests.

On March 18, as is the case with many of its other quasi charitable acts, Chinese state-run mouthpieces used the verbs “supplied” and “delivered” to give the impression that the communist regime was donating 150,000 portable, rapid COVID-19 test kits to the Czech Republic. In fact, the central European nation’s Health Ministry paid some 14 million crowns (US$546,000) for 100,000 test kits, while the country’s Interior Ministry footed the bill for another 50,000, reported Expats.cz.

However, Czech news site iROZHLAS on Monday revealed that local healthcare workers have discovered that up to 80 percent of the Chinese kits give false results. During a crisis staff meeting held for the Moravian-Silesian Region by regional hygienist Pavla Svrcinova, the error rate for the test kits was found to be 80 percent, prompting officials to suggest they only be used for those persons who are nearing the end of their quarantine and never previously tested positive.

According to Svrcinova, the Moravian-Silesian Region will continue to rely on conventional laboratory testing instead. Currently, only 900 such tests can be processed each day.

Now, most of the time, I say don’t look for conspiracy theories when simple incompetence can explain the behavior seeing. This is true most of the time. But in this case, when the offender has a PATTERN of lying, and covering up, and a PATTERN of conspiring against the west, well, I don’t think it’s a conspiracy theory, it’s a very plausible conspiracy that needs to be investigated.
[hat tip to Jess and Matt from the sooperpodcast]

SooperPodcast 389! Birx-aide and Fauciquila with electric biscuits!

THIS WEEK we only have one vinyl vixen, it’s our own Typhoid Nary, OsteoperoJess!! We bring you all the great news and horrible news about our horrifical global affliction!! Then we talk about coronavirus too. We get into a bizarre wormhole about nary and Fauci, then we have a wildlife distancing update and a vitamin distancing update and a choking update! SO much news! Then el Sooper talks about the lying liars of the communist Chinese government and why we shouldn’t trust anything those liars lie. Also he defends celebrities against those horrible people on Twitter, then we talk some tank fish additives, also the google is making us all stooped. WOW! Go listen now!!

Logic is the my-microphone of Soop.

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ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

SooperPodcast #388! Wildlife vitamin and iPhone distancing for Coronavirus!

THIS WEEK the three vinyl vixens go at it over coronavirus, three vixens enter, only one leaves!! We also get Jess stories about wildlife distancing and vitamin distancing! Also el Sooper gives an update on his iPhone distancing! WOW! AND OsteroPeroJess gets a new nickname! Also the zoomers are terrible. And el Sooper angers the Italian community. THEN JESS slaps up the media over where the coronavirus came from! Wow. I give this podcast 10 scantily-clad shrine-licking Shakiras out of ten! WOW!

Logic is the my-microphone of Soop.

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ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

The coronavirus pandemic is horrible, but here are some funny tweets about it anyway [Updated]

Well coronavirus is rampaging throughout the world, killing people and destroying economies. We’re not sure what we’re doing, and we’re not sure who to listen to about what we should do.

But you know what? At least Twitter hasn’t lost its sense of humor about it all.

Here are some of the funnier tweets I’ve found about our horrible global affliction [This post will be continually updated].

THE TENNIS BALLS VIDEO!!

Very funny, but language caution:

https://twitter.com/Bubola/status/1240030747378872320

https://twitter.com/caveheraa/status/1239961529933422593


https://twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1239903560390725634

I dislike these two intensely, but… this is very funny:

This is really inspiring:

I’m gonna add to this post, for my own sense of sanity, so if you have anything you found funny, or inspiring, and worth posting, let me know in the comments or on the twitters. You know the name.

There you go. Go out, be good to one another, and wash your hands.

SooperPodcast #387! TacoVirus Self-Quarantine And Math Meltdowns!

THIS WEEK we have both vinyl vixens on the sooperpodcast, and we talk about all sorts of stuff! We have a surprising choking update from MATT and also we talk about CNN sucking up to communism! Then el Sooper goes into distress about the math story that obliterated his little brown brain this week! WOW! Also Matt continues denying coronavirus exists, and we discuss all the drama around the Bernie OK Boomer girl! WOW! You have to listen now!

Logic is the my-microphone of Soop.

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ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

John Stossel obliterates AB5, the freelance-killing ‘gig economy’ law, in a new fantastic video

The great John Stossel took on AB5 and he perfectly summed up the problem with the freelance-killing “gig economy” law in this short and engaging video. I encourage you to watch and share it:

Wow. Stossel is fantastic at making complex issues very clear, and he really gets to the heart of the matter quickly and as concisely as possible.

It’s really telling as well that Lorena Gonzalez, the former Union lawyer who is now a California state lawmaker, was too frightened to defend her horrible bill to Stossel.

It might be because she knows she’s really horrible at debate:

ANYWAY, please inform yourselves on AB5 because Democrats want to apply it nationally, and it will hurts MILLIONS of workers just as it is hurting tens of thousands in California right now, and possibly many more.

Here’s some more on AB5, the freelance-killing law:

SoooperPodcast #386! Vinyl vixens’ pride, paranoia, secrecy, and chaos!

THIS WEEK we have BOTH co-hosts again with RheuMATTitis and OsteperoJESS! We talk about SOOPER Tuesday, which is every day for me, and then Matt talks about the blessings of the Spanish Flu in the 1900s! Wow more history! Then we go in-depth into the licking of Iranian shrines and scantily clad shakiras! JessiBiden gets a new nickname, and why the US of A gets hit hard in the stats! Also Chris Matthews retires and Steve Kornacki cries! We name his new show, and then we sing the no-no square song, and it’s pretty amazing. ALSO el Sooper names his conspiracy theory and he accidentally says his real name during a story. WOW! ENjoy the podcast you lucky people!

Logic is the my-microphone of Soop.

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ALSO!! DON’T MISS the great great list of Podcast listener nuts!! They’re all here, mostly!!!

ALSO!! We now have a patreon – so you have to PAY to listen to the extra podcast, suckers!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Go there and give us money. We entertain you.

BUT Patreon members only get early access to the extras – you can go to the page right now and listen to extras from the prior podcasts!! WOW!!!

Like… the ORIGIN OF REBAR-FACE!!!!

AND… the GREAT GRATE KATCHUP DEBATE!! This is a good one.

Must watch video: Fareed Zakaria dismantles Bernie Sanders argument for ‘European-style’ socialism

This morning on Fareed Zakaria’s show, he really dismantled Bernie Sanders on his irrational mantra about how socialism is wonderful in Europe and we need to be more like them. It’s really really good, and worth watching and sharing:

I’m gonna document some of the numbers because I think he did an absolutely great job of showing why Bernie is completely wrong because he’s hopelessly out of date on his socialist propaganda.

Zakaria points out that Bernie says that billionaires shouldn’t exist at all. Well, there are more billionaires in Sweden and Norway as a function of the population than in the U.S.:

So, they’re pretty terrible right? Then why does he want us to be more like them?

Next, he shows that Sweden tried out Bernie’s model in the seventies. Between 1962 and 1982, they dramatically increased the share of the GDP, the gross domestic product, that they spend on government spending, beginning at below 25 percent to above 50 percent:

Economists point out that in the period where the government spent a lot more, they didn’t add a SINGLE JOB to the economy:

 

Now look, there’s plenty of economic arguments to be had here, but Bernie pretends that the economy would be fine if the government started spending a crapload more on the social safety net, and pointing to Europe to prove it just doesn’t hold up.

Next, he shows that although they have a generous social safety net, a ton of the taxes that pay for it fall on the middle class and the poor:

SO, if we instituted what Denmark has done in taxes in order to pay for the welfare state, every income over $65,000 would be taxed at an incredible 55.9% rate. Now, the average family income is about $60,000 a year. So you’re not talking about just the wealthy, you’re talking about most of the middle class being hit really hard by taxes.

The second graph shows that in ADDITION to that, the nordic countries have a VAT tax, which some politicians have called for in the U.S. too! The problem with VAT is that it does not differentiate between the wealthy and the poor, so it hits every single product the poor spend money on. Sales tax works the same way, and it’s already regressive. So you’d have to go from about a 6% regressive sales tax all the way to a nearly 25% regressive VAT tax.

Zakaria finishes up with a last graph showing just how progressive the U.S. tax structure is compared to that of Denmark and Sweden – it’s way worse in the U.S. already, even though morons like Bernie and AOC would have you think otherwise:

SO, Zakaria concludes that IF Bernie actually wants something like what the nordic countries have, he’d have to be open to greater labor mobility, more free markets, more access to global markets, while taxing the middle class and the poor way more than we do now. Now, if that’s what he wants, he should be honest about it. But he’s not.

We have a social safety net here, and it’s mostly paid for by the wealthy. If we want to change that, it’s absolutely insane to act as if you can do it by simply raising taxes on the wealthy. It just can’t happen.