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  1. 14 points
    I received great news. The wife is negative, for the 2nd time, for the virus. Now we just have to hope she didn't catch it while in the ER. Four 12 hour shifts in 4 days did her in. Her electrolytes were dangerously low (magnesium and potassium). That caused a 175 heart rate. I told her that she was bound to have effects without me to take care of her...lol. The doctors still don't know why she had a fever though.
  2. 11 points
    This is my daughter’s last official act as a producer with the Wieden Kennedy ad agency in Portland which handles the Nike account. Since she’s only been there two years she’s among the 33% companywide layoffs. She’s really proud of this ad and she has good reason to be.
  3. 11 points
    I went ahead and made this clowns banishment to include the entire board instead of just the political forum. Probably should have done this much sooner... sorry. For the record, users can support whomever they wish as long as they are civil to others with differing opinions. It’s when you go above and beyond and act like a total disruptive idiot that usually gets an early exit from the board. Both stanpapi and MAROTH4MVP have been permanently sent to the showers.
  4. 10 points
    BTW, MotownSports.com is celebrating our 20th anniversary next month on May 15th. Twenty years... imagine that! However, our time is short without the ad money that both stanpapi and MAROTH4MVP drove to this website. It was a good ride...
  5. 9 points
    I usually don't venture into the political forum but I figured it was important enough to post my New York experience. I went back to the office in Manhattan for the first time since early March last Wednesday and encountered a sobering reality. People just don't give a ****. I'd say that about half weren't wearing masks and a portion of the mask wearers had it slid down under their chin (what's the point of wearing a mask in that case?). This is in a relatively sparsely populated Manhattan, what is going to happen once Phase 2 starts this week and thousands more flood into the city? This is in a democratic state, I can't imagine what it's like down south and in the midwest. This is the thing with 'Murica. Too many people care more about their personal freedoms than the greater good of the country. It sickens me how selfish this country is, a product of the "leadership" sadly. I mean, just look at that pathetic rally last night. I'm afraid that we'll see more lockdowns in the fall (when the virus will likely flare up again) because people are too damn stupid, selfish or just plain ignorant to practice very basic health guidelines for the betterment of our country, a minor inconvenience to put on a mask to protect your fellow humans. Funny enough, these are the same people who will complain when things get shut down again. I've never been more ashamed of our country to be quite honest.
  6. 9 points
    My husband and I and two of our children work in healthcare. I see you. However bad you think it is, it's 100x worse than that. There aren't enough tests, not enough PPE, not enough people on the front lines. I have literally stopped talking to all the Trump supporters I know, including my own Father and siblings. They created this with their hatred, greed and stupidity. Trump and the Republicans ******* knew and lied about it to make a buck and score political points. I ******* hate them all.
  7. 9 points
    Why is it that regular people are encouraged to hvae 3 months in emergency money saved up but corporations after a week are totally broke? We passed a huge tax cut so that people could get an extra $3 a week and corporations could get billions.... so then they buy back their stock.... now they need more? what a scam
  8. 8 points
    Questioning a man like Donald Trump's motives is entirely rational. To not do that would be irrational. It's only pretzel logic to people wishing to be contrarian in an attempt to defend the president. There's going to be enough skepticism around this without him jumping in trying to push it through for the sole motive of electoral benefit rather than a health benefit. His history on this pandemic is quite clear that it's all been about how it affects him personally not us. There's no pretzel logic.
  9. 8 points
    We're celebrating the awesome creation of an ad agency producer in her early 20's, who is getting international acclaim. We don't actually give a **** who the client is.
  10. 8 points
    Not true. It's another one of those myths put out there that it's somehow this agonizing decision which is only meant to shame women. I had an abortion and I didn't feel conflicted or remorseful or bad about it in any way. It was a pro life decision. Pro my life, pro my husband's life and pro my other children's lives (and I have an adopted child FWIW). I was the last person I ever thought would want or need an abortion, but that's how life goes sometimes. I was lucky to have the access, but so many other don't. The pandemic has exposed what a farce the "Pro Life" movement is
  11. 8 points
    On a more serious note, I love this young man, who every night plays Taps in front of the Veterans Home in Paramus NJ, where, to date, over 70 have died from the virus, my father being one of them. I will be forever grateful for his initiative in honoring the memories of these men and women, especially since none of us who lost family there were able to be with them, but also lifting the spirits of the veterans still at the home, who can hear him every night, and know they are not being forgotten. Thank you, Alex Saldana.
  12. 8 points
    Anyone who still supports the president or thinks he’s doing a good job is an idiot pro life my ***
  13. 7 points
    That said, I did delete the Fox News app from all of the rokus at the rental. So it was a little bit productive.
  14. 7 points
    The most common video of a "creepy Biden" video circulated by the "right" is with him hugging a little girl from behind and kissing her on the head. It's his granddaughter, Beau's daughter, at Beau's funeral. Tell me who the creepy ones are.
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    Just got back from my first visit with my dad since March. Still can't enter the building since assisted living homes are still locked down. But they are allowing outdoor visits on the patio as long as you social distance and everyone has a mask on. Today is his birthday so it was nice to have a short visit.
  17. 7 points
    I think the most important consideration is how MLB will be able to milk the crisis to tug on heartstrings and portray themselves as responsible, patriotic corporate citizens. I expect that at the beginning of each game in Arizona, there will be a P.A. announcement reminding TV viewers how MLB has been intricately linked with health care for over 100 years, that MLB will be making a generous donation of $500 to one hospital for each home run hit during the game, and then a masked nurse or doctor will come out to sing a muffled version of the national version. During the 7th inning stretch, one kid who had been invited to the game as a special guest will be led onto the field on the premise that he is going to be given prizes such as toilet paper and sanitizing lotion. But nope, that's not the big reveal! In fact, looking over his shoulder he will see a glass-enclosed golf cart exit the bullpen carrying his 80 year grandmother he hasn't seen in 2 months due to the corona lockdown. Surprise! Weeping, he'll run to the cart, press his palm up against the glass, and his grandma will blow him a kiss.
  18. 7 points
    That is fine if it only impacts you. But we employ over 200 people and we need to take into account their lives as well. If we stay open trying to squeeze out another buck or two and someone gets infected and goes home and infects their elderly parents/grandparents and they die. I would eat a gun knowing we did that. Me and my partner both agree we will lose everything we have before we hurt someone else.
  19. 7 points
    His slider can be found in the outfield seats about 400 feet away from home plate.
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    I will be signing these Limited Edition Topps baseball cards at The Corner Ballpark in Detroit Tuesday afternoon from 1 AM to 4 PM. Please practice social distancing norms. There are only 100 cards and the signing fee is $1000 per card. All proceeds will go to arming LGBTQ Antifa youth militias in hopes of cementing a coalition with the Sharia Law armies, which according to the emails I received from people living in Idaho, have been policing the streets of Dearborn with tanks and armored troop carriers for the past 20 years. This may be the last chance we’ll ever have to keep America Gay, Communist, and Muslim. Thank you for your support.
  22. 6 points
  23. 6 points
    I apologize for questioning a democrat on this site. I'll return to my Trump bashing and we can all get along again.
  24. 6 points
    Not building on anything that went before, just a friendly non-sequitur reminder.
  25. 6 points
    Florida did a **** job ..........their Governor was like the Mayor in "Jaws".
  26. 6 points
    I'll be sure to post here to let you know that I'm kneeling during the anthem. Also, playing the anthem before sporting events is stupid.
  27. 6 points
    correct. It was not dissent, it was obnoxiousness that got you banned. That is the difference between moderated fora and twitter/facebook. If one is not prepared to accept that modicum of decorum, don't come to moderated fora. A place like MTS doesn't owe anyone an apology for having community standards.
  28. 6 points
    Yes, Friday May 15, 2020 was the 20th Anniversary of MotownSports.com! There was a brief interruption at one point early (2002) on when we were known as MotownTigers.com due to a changeover in business ownership, but that was eventually resolved and we went back to using our original name. Been going strong ever since. Lots of memories over the past 20 years, some great, some not so great. I don't think I have to go into too much detail, but we've obviously lost some users along the way in very unusual and tragic ways... Overall this has been a wonderful experience for me and I've met a lot of great people throughout the years that have become close friends, and that is something that would not have happened without this website. For those of you who have been around since the beginning or close to it, can you believe how fast the time has gone? I was a newly married 20-something when this place started, now I'm a crotchety old man yelling at my teenaged kid to take a shower and comb his hair. It's been great and hopefully there will be many more years ahead!
  29. 6 points
    I’m not really enjoying being in a position of having to defend what I’ve done regarding suspensions of posters here. But I’m going to defend myself. I could give a **** what their position politically was, but what I saw was really horrible behavior and how they responded to people and how they perpetually tried to anger, taunt, and annoy for no other reason then it gave them a laugh. When I saw things that I felt were beyond the pale, I gave them timeouts. ....And then ..... I had to sit back and watch them change their avatars to indicate that I was unfair and this is biased and it’s because they don’t agree with the groupthink. Well **** that. I did what I thought was best for the community here. And that’s what I plan to continue to do. Eventually. Right now I’m still grieving the loss of my father and it pains me to read this kind of ****. So I’ll see you guys eventually. Peace out.
  30. 6 points
    I seldom post in any forum, and never in the political one. I do read that forum, there are many good links to sources for being more informed as a person and as a citizen. I learn things there. But the drivel spewed by the two banned members was corrosive, not counterpoint. Good riddance.
  31. 6 points
    He’s nothing but a cheap salesman who just spouts off nonsense to try to keep you interested. Exactly what you would expect from a failed businessman who had to rely on branding his name and reality TV to stay relevant. There’s no there there.
  32. 6 points
    Lost a loved one last week and feel devastated. I am out every day with a community organization to feed seniors, and fear for them every moment. The mix of anger, pain and fear I am experiencing every day has burned me out. I might need to take the rest of this week off and stay home. I am lucky enough to be financially secure and to have multiple streams of income. But I feel for my community where single mothers who work retail and food service are on the brink of losing it all and families who are risking their lives working grocery stores and in hospitals are extremely underpaid. Sick that people aren't being given any real support from this government, that people will die because they don't have medical care and because society doesn't value labor. I never want to hear about how this country doesn't need a revolution and that incremental change is fine. This has exposed this country for what it is. Downright disgusting that we don't have universal health care and proper social safety nets.
  33. 6 points
    I promise you it is not a photo op. I'm currently working on the response to COVID.
  34. 6 points
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  36. 6 points
    Indeed. “We were very prepared,” the president said Thursday, during the daily coronavirus press briefing. He was replying to—if not responding to—a question about why the United States had been completely unprepared to test for the disease, even as other countries launched large-scale programs to track it and to try to control its spread. “The only thing we were not prepared for was the media,” he added. “The media has not treated it fairly.” The president was, fitting the seriousness of the occasion, so far opposite the truth that he accidentally came around to accuracy again. If the media were treating the outbreak fairly, Donald Trump would not be able to stand at the presidential lectern and talk about how prepared he’d made sure America was without someone shoving him aside to hold up a picture of a dying nursing home patient, or to read a plea from doctors who don’t have enough masks. The only questions to ask him are: Why are you still here? And how many more people are going to be dead before you leave?
  37. 6 points
    I own three restaurants and we have always provided sick pay. We will also be paying employees if we have to shut down. It will only be about 25% of their normal pay and it might not last more than a month or so, but it's something.
  38. 6 points
    This guy is without question a douche nozzle. He'd short the shoe sign kid. Steal tomatoes out of your garden. Just not an honorable guy at all. Time traveler. I mean, he's got his iphone in his hand. This is where the classic cup check pose was perfected. This went a bit too far. The douche nozzle guy is the father of these kids. He sold their shoes to pay for the woman of the night last week.
  39. 6 points
    He makes that salary back via the secret service renting golf carts at his hotels protecting his fat ***
  40. 6 points
    Iran has now admitted that the events occurred exactly the way that they obviously did, right from the start - that someone made a mistake and that rockets were fired at a civilian airliner. Case closed. Investigate if you want to, but 100% of the facts were known more than a day ago and Iran has now confirmed them. As for the circumstances to explain why the rocket was fired at that exact moment, we'll never know. A scared kid in the back of a pickup truck with a shoulder-mounted SAM? I don't think so. I think it's more likely that some recognition systems, on high alert, somehow misinterpreted the image or signals received from the passenger aircraft and mistook it for an enemy threat. The reason for the tragedy? That's been obvious since the instant that it occurred. It was the assassination of Soleimani. The assassination of Soleimani, ordered by F***-Face, is the direct cause of the deaths of 176 innocent people. Those people are dead because of the outcome of your 2016 presidential elections. It was inevitable, people would actually die because you elected Trump.
  41. 5 points
    Minneapolis will still have police. They are going to have more distinct offices. For instance, if a call comes in that someone with a history of mental illness is causing problems you bring along a professional that's had more than 4 hours of mental health training to engage. And there is movement to change aspects of the force culture - such as less experienced officers can have input and disagree with a senior officer, which likely would have saved George Floyd's life. Another push is to remove some of the power of the union and to have an outside impartial office complete investigations of cop misbehavior. And they are looking in the mirror regarding racial profiling and extensive use of force when responding to people of color.
  42. 5 points
    this is a total strawman. The virus can be well contained by relatively painless responsible social behavior, adequate resources supplied for testing and tracing, and good public health protocols put into workplaces. There is not only light at the end of the tunnel, there is relatively normal life if we would just get over this co-outbreak of mass stupidity we are suffering as a nation. And yes the entertainment industry will asymmetrically impacted. The policy answers for that have to be less costly that 200,000 deaths, or so I would think anyway.
  43. 5 points
    first place! when is the last time we were in first place this late in july? (the joke that never gets old)
  44. 5 points
    If we can just match last years win total we should be in a good position......
  45. 5 points
    The thing about this whole thing is that this was a time for Presidents to shine. This should have been the one chance for Trump to increase his favorability well above 50%. It's a crisis, and Americans of all stripes will rally around the flag and the leader during a crisis or if we're attacked. And in the early days, it looked like he might do it. His approval rating actually glanced briefly above 50%. But he just can't help himself. He is an old dog who can't learn new tricks. He reverts back to the form of sowing division, lashing out at any perceived enemy or anyone who has dared to question him. Picking on enemies (usually women) and claiming them as enemies of the state. In the time of crisis you can see what a man is truly made of: and Trump is made of bile, anger, pettiness, and hate. If dumbass Mike Pence were President right now he'd have a 75% approval rating and the Democrats would look ****** in the fall. Instead, they have a real chance to unseat a President who thinks not what he can do for his Country, but only what his ungrateful Country owes him.
  46. 5 points
    The biggest difference with Bush is you can’t really deny that he actually cares about people and wanted to do what’s right for them and the country. Motives couldn’t be questioned. With Trump the only consideration is how it affects him personally.
  47. 5 points
    The problem is, our leaders haven't been focusing on the important matters themselves. We need new leadership--not in November--NOW.
  48. 5 points
    The Brewers are going after Avisail. Makes sense. I heard Prince Fielder and his wife still have a place in Milwaukee
  49. 5 points
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