Overnight Underground News 02-14-2020

Barr says Trump should stop tweeting. Mini Mike pays for Memes and calls Trump a carnival clown. Biden get bitchy. US military prepares for a pandemic while coronavirus mutates. A giant asteroid is approaching the earth and Amsterdam may ban pot and hooker tourism

This is the Overnight Underground, making news today: Barr says Trump should stop tweeting. Mini Mike pays for Memes and calls Trump a carnival clown. Biden get bitchy. US military prepares for a pandemic while coronavirus mutates. A giant asteroid is approaching the earth and Amsterdam may ban pot and hooker tourism. 

Hey, somebody should make a meme out of this. According to the BBC, Presidential hopeful and all around uber rich guy Mike Bloomberg is paying influencers to make meme’s. In his hope to reach younger voters, mostly because he can’t reach much of anything without a step ladder, Bloomberg is paying some of the internet’s top-viral creators to generate content to try and make Bloomberg squarepants appeal to the groovy hipster douchebags. Bloomberg has already spent over three hundred million bucks in his White House bid. Seems like it would just be cheaper to move to Austin or Brooklyn if you want to get in front of that hipster douchebag demographic. 

Bloomberg campaign pays influencers for memes

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is paying social media influencers to back him in the hope of reaching younger voters. His campaign has commissioned some of the internet’s top-viral creators to generate content about him that has reached tens of millions of followers.

Speaking of potential meme’s, there was tons o’ fun on the political Twittersphere Thursday. Let’s see, Trump called Bloomberg “Mini Mike, a five foot four inch mass of dead energy.” Bloomberg shot back and called Trump, “a carnival barking clown.” (byte) 

Donald J. Trump on Twitter

Mini Mike is a 5’4″ mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians. No boxes please. He hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him. Bernie’s people will go nuts!

Meanwhile Biden, According to Politico, told supporters on a phone call following his losses in Iowa and New Hampster, ‘I’ll be damned if we’re gonna lose this nomination.’ Talk about memes, old man yells at cloud. We asked the Joe Biden Insult bot, what’s up with that? Joe said, “Enough with that, you booger-pickin’ trollywag.” One on-line voter chimed in on Biden’s bid for the Presidency, saying “My dog would be a better president, and he barks at his own farts.” 

Mike Bloomberg on Twitter

@realDonaldTrump – we know many of the same people in NY. Behind your back they laugh at you & call you a carnival barking clown. They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence. I have the record & the resources to defeat you.

James Carville and Bernie have been going at it for over a week now. First with Carville saying a Sanders match-up against President Trump would be quote,  “the end of days” for the Democratic Party and also referring to Sanders rabid supporters as quote, “a cult.” Sanders shot back on Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN (byte). You don’t expect it to stop there do you, of course not, Carville upped the slings and arrows responding to Bernie via a snapchat interview with former CNN reporter Peter Hamby. (clear throat) let me try my worst James Carville voice:  “That’s exactly who the f— I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kinda like it! At least I’m not a communist.” @BidenInsultBot

Biden on phone call: ‘I’ll be damned if we’re gonna lose this nomination’

Former Vice President Joe Biden – after his pair of devastating losses – tried to reassure supporters on an evening call Wednesday that “things haven’t changed” and that there’s been “no dropoff in our endorsers.” Arguing that the primary is “still wide open,” Biden said he was “confident we can win South Carolina.

You just can’t make this stuff up. 

OK everybody, panic. The US military is actively preparing for a coronavirus pandemic, according to the Military Times. The U.S. Northern Command is reportedly executing plans, maybe executing is not the best word to use there, to prepare for a potential pandemic. It seems there was an executive order issued by the Joint Staff and approved by Defense Secretary Mark Esper to initiate said pandemic plans. The orders include preparations for the possibility of widespread outbreaks. But citizens, don’t poop your pants just yet, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Hatfield, at no time quote,  “does the planning indicate a greater likelihood of an event developing.” Sure, that’s exactly what you would expect them to say before the shit hits the fan. 

US military prepping for coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Northern Command is executing plans to prepare for a potential pandemic of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID19, according to Navy and Marine Corps service-wide messages issued this week.

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The word on the Chinese street is that the coronavirus is mutating, and ladies, gentlemen and everything in between, that’s not a good thing. According to the Express, experts have detected “striking” mutations in the pathogen’s genetic code, that could turn the virus “into something even worse”. Researchers are saying that despite the possibility of new mutations of the virus,  coronavirus mutations need to be further observed before any conclusions are drawn. Sure, that’s exactly what you would expect them to say before the shit hits the fan. 

Coronavirus MUTATES: New health concern as virus evolves into ‘striking’ new form

“Both point mutations and recombination promote host shift for coronaviruses.” The researchers pointed to frequent recombinations in the genetic material of SARSr-CoV – a progenitor to the deadly SARS-CoV outbreak of 2002 to 2003. Then, the epidemic was linked to a coronavirus strain carried by bats, which are also a potential source of the ongoing epidemic.

Some, shall we say, third teer news sites on the net are running a story quoting Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, look I have no idea how to pronounce his name, with the billionaire claiming quote, ‘Over a million and a half people have caught coronavirus.” Wengui, says that the truth is that over fifty thousand people are dead from the virus, and that the Chinese government is covering up the extent of the plague. The official Chinese plague count is just under sixty five thousand inflected and thirteen hundred and eighty four dead. (byte)

Chinese billionaire: ‘Over a million and a half people have caught coronavirus’

Staff at funeral parlor wear protective suits to protect against the coronavirus in Wuhan Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire and one of China’s richest people, told the American Voice that the true numbers of those affected by the new coronavirus are much higher than what the Chinese government has been publishing.

Finally some good news, NASA says a giant asteroid is speeding towards earth, and if it hits, we won’t have to worry about politics or pandemic, cause we’ll all be screwed. Clipping along at around thirty four thousand miles per hour, NASA thinks the space rock will come close to earth on Sunday morning, but will miss us by a few million miles. Sure, that’s what you would expect them to say before the shit literally hits the fan. Currently the giant meteor 2020 campaign is in a  close primary race with world wide pandemic leading the pack, pandemic is getting a slight boost in the early apocalyptic caucuses and with Vegas oddsmakers. 

NASA Spots ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth – IGN

NASA has confirmed that an asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world is hurtling towards Earth at an incredible speed.

Amsterdam, it was fun while it lasted. The Daily Star reports that the city in Holland may lose some of the liberal policies that, well, made it worth visiting in the first place. Amsterdam is considering banning foreign tourists from buying cannabis and group tours of the red light district. The city’s mayor wants the bans to clamp down on tourism. I love it, clamp down on tourism. Most cities are trying to clamp down on drug use or prostitution, Amsterdam want’s to protect their drug use and prostitution from tourism. Wacky. Maybe next time, skip Amsterdam and head to Detroit for your legal weed. I’m sure they could use a tourist or two, to rob. And Vegas is loaded with hookers, at least that’s what I hear. 

Amsterdam to ban foreign tourists buying cannabis to slash overcrowding

Amsterdam could ban foreign visitors from buying cannabis in its famous coffee shops in an effort to reduce tourism. The city is struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people that flock there to take advantage of its tolerant drug policy – more than 17 million a year for a city with just 1.1 million permanent residents.

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