Aesop: If/When Blues, Starring You

With poor or non-existent data, crystalballing gets really tough.

If you don’t get your supplies now, you might not get them.

Guarantees?

Nope.

Except this:

It is better to have and not need, rather than need and not be able to get.

Related: CNN: USN orders 14-day self-quarantine for ships that have made stops in the Pacific amid coronavirus concerns

And do read Aesop’s comment from elsewhere.

Good times, indeed.

24 responses to “Aesop: If/When Blues, Starring You

  1. Welcome To Thunderdome

    Going through bolt out bags after a cup of go go juice. Across several backpacks and duffel bags: hand warmers, gloves, watch caps, compass, several basic medical kits, ankle and knee brace, face masks, box of sterile gloves, zipper bag of candles and lighters, zipper bag of salves and ointments, jumbo medical gauze roll, fresh packs of underwear, packs of socks, baby powder, toothbrushes and toothpaste, 4 to 6 roll toilet paper packs, deodorants, three six pack coolers of bottled waters, extra rounds and magazines.
    Pappy’s old Army rucksack with frozen weather gear. All will fit in the vehicle and there are two main bags in case it is the heel and toe express.

  2. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  3. Oldtradesman

    Following Chump’s pathetic press conference yesterday re: the coronavirus and the faux Right’s happy response, I am completely done with him, the Republican Party, and their conservative liberal supporters in the “grassroots.” I shall vote a straight Democratic ticket. The double-dipping government pensioners of the faux Right in the Aliso Viejo-Lake Forest-Laguna Hills axis and the carpetbaggers up in the Tustin foothills need to “feel the Bern,” and I will do my damndest from here on out to expedite their pain.

    Full-on accelerationism, from here on out. Will the faux Right shit or get off the can? No, they won’t. These pussies will meekly take it up the azz as they always do, with lots of big talk, until the whining is no longer tolerated.

    • DWEEZIL THE WEASEL

      OT: Should Mr. Sanders get nominated and elected, do you honestly think he is going to change anything? Do you honestly think a fellow tribe member is going to bring home our men and women in uniform from the ME? Do you honestly think he will confiscate the obscene, dishonestly-earned wealth from the (((Banksters))) and the Vampire Squids of (((Wall Street)))? If you do, I own a bridge in Brooklyn which I would be willing to sell you cheap.

    • fuckyeah! everyone of those assholes from fallbrook up to corona need to feel it too.

    • So please explain how you think the Presidents press conference should have went?
      What response do you think is the most rational and directed response given the FACTS that we actually know?

      Do you believe that it would be prudent for the President to get in front of the country and tell everyone that we are fucked and everyone should stay home for two months and not leave their house, and the government cant help you, and if you don’t have enough food water and meds to last that two months you would be better off just eating a bullet right now?

      Do you think that would be wise, or might it elicit howls of “muh 25th amendment” from the Dems?

      I am not sure what people think that the government should be doing at this juncture. We are to tied to the Chinese and dependent on them for even basic medical supplies. We cant get the masks because they are made in China. Antibiotics? China. Paper goods? China. On and on. If people panic in the US everything in the supply chain is gone. Right now less than 10% of the worlds cargo ships are operating per my logistics manager at work. Nothing is moving.
      Should we suspend international travel? We still cant stop people coming over the border so that’s not a viable solution either.

      There is no hiding form this. There is only mitigation. You have to do that with rational measured responses not hair on fire panicking.
      Otherwise just dig your own hole now and get in it.

      • i watched some of that presser. Trump seemed to be playing it like he was semi clueless which I’m certain he’s not. lesson numero uno of big league shituations is always put some other fcker in charge of it so when it goes south you can say….damn i truly thought he could have done better as you appoint the next asshead. that said i think pence is prob the right guy for the yob. agree with your last paragraph 100pct.

    • You’re being punished for being ridiculous enough to ever have been with Drumpf.

      • Yah, Hillary would know what to do. First thing, declare martial law. Second, confiscate all gunz. Then suspend all elections. Yah, you’re pretty smart. You voting for good ole’ Bern this time around?

        • Oldtradesman

          Yessiree! Smug, self-righteous, middle-class Republicans need to Feel da Bern. And they will in 2020 or 2024! Maybe they will shit and get off the pot, but my money says they wont. They’ll go into shock, whine a bit, and comply.

          Do I expect Bernie to change things? Not for the oligarchs. But middle-class white pussies are gonna be feeling da love! Juan and deShawn, Juanita and Lorraine in every cul de sac in Laguna Hills! Weekends are gonna be a blast! I cant wait to see Joe and Sandra’ pensions sacked and niglets in their jacuzzi! Bwahahaha! 🙂

        • Oldtradesman

          Yessiree! Smug, self-righteous, middle-class Republicans need to Feel da Bern. And they will in 2020 or 2024! Maybe they will shit and get off the pot, but my money says they wont. They’ll go into shock, whine a bit, and comply.

          Do I expect Bernie to change things? Not for the oligarchs. But middle-class white pussies are gonna be feeling da love! Juan and deShawn, Juanita and Lorraine in every cul de sac in Laguna Hills! Weekends are gonna be a blast! I cant wait to see Joe and Sandra’ pensions sacked and niglets in their jacuzzi! Bwahahaha! 🙂

          • Too bad fucktard. President Trump is going to beat the shit out of any of the fascist/socialists put up against him. If you still pine for a socialist utopia, you can take a bus to Venezuela from anywhere in the Americas.

  4. California has survived a lot of tragedies: earthquakes, killers, murderers, gangbangers, terrorists, and more. The one thing about disease, it’s an equal opportunity death sentence. No respecter of class, money or status; I wonder how the Hollywoodies or the government Elites will handle this? A status mask on Gwennie Paltrow or Michelle Ma-Bell on Ellen DeGenerate will not translate to a privileged lifestyle. The maids and gardeners and the nannies will not show up. Running to Cedars Sinai because you are sick won’t get you a bed in the ICU-there won’t be any. We can only hope that it rains equally on the rich and poor, but I suspect that the homeless, drug addicts, and the elderly will pay the price first. I had 2 days off coming up, but instead of some fun stuff, I will be shopping and topping. Interesting times indeed.

  5. NIGHTBREAKER

    Oldtradesman you won’t have to , if this gets as bad as it might (60% possibility) there won’t be an election , we will be too busy tossing bodies stacked like cordwood on to the pire’s and scavenging the rubble for sustenance. The Virus is one factor , people are the other , thanks to the political asshats polarizing the country,the die is cast for something catastrophic , biology like honey badger don’t care , infection has no diversity quota, .it is an equal opportunity death dealer.
    one possible scenario the infection gets into the homeless in the blue areas and does not stay there, hospitals are flooded healthcare fails being overwhelmed. deliveries stop , people do not go to work out of fear ( that the media goes overdrive on ) or violence due to the Free shit army (FSA)
    not getting their (give me Dat) allotments. National Guard mobilized (those that show up) and the situation devolves into a free for all , meanwhile the infection is still spreading. A rolling crash of the system in living color in real time occurs . Imagine this in EVERY MAJOR CITY in the country !
    Then the power fails
    TEOTWAWKI / WUFLUBUGALOO
    What you going to do when it comes for you.
    Time is short , PREPARE ,it’s not weeks away , maybe hours or days befor the panic sets in, use that time wisely , Remember the basics , Water , Shelter , Food , Security.
    and be ready to leave everything behind , Remember Heinlein’s Maxium
    ” You Truly Only Own What you can carry in both Hands at a dead run”
    Sometimes in times of trouble fleeing may be your only (last) option to preserve your life . Mobility is life . Use / keep your head on a swivel.
    Think real hard on what you need , get your PACE planning in order,
    Make peace with your creator if so inclined ,
    The only thing guaranteed is this is going to be a hell of a ride .
    Stay away from crowds
    and don’t get on the (FEMA Deathcamp Quarantine ) Bus .
    Night Breaker
    Semper Fi
    Do or Die

  6. Friend of mine is a ships’ engineer. He has just paid off a ship in Singapore, as part of a normal crew-exchange. Singapore authorities have stuck him into quarantine and won’t let him travel home to England. We don’t really know how long he will be held ‘captive’.

    As far as I know, this is just a precautionary measure … he hasn’t displayed any symptoms of illness. But, his ship has recently visited a Chinese facility to deliver LNG.

  7. Johnny Paratrooper

    Look at the bright side.
    Pandemics are one of the most effective ways of reorganizing a government.
    Europe experienced a boom after the plagues wiped out the aristocrats and royalty.
    This is one of the main reasons the Chinese are trying to stamp this out with a heavy hand. If they don’t, the CCP won’t survive intact.