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April 8, 2020

Wearing PPE, Wisconsin Speaker Claims It’s ‘Incredibly Safe To Go Out’ To Vote

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Health, News, Pictures, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:18

WTF !!!!!  Remember this is the guy fighting to force people to go to vote, limited the number of voting places making them more crowed, and fought hard to stop mail in balloting and and any extension of the ballet time.  Hugs

Wearing PPE, Wisconsin Speaker Claims It’s ‘Incredibly Safe To Go Out’ To Vote

Clad in gloves, a mask and full-length gown, Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos assured voters that it is “incredibly safe to go out” on Election Day despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vos is one of the main reasons the in-person election went ahead Tuesday, as he and his fellow Republicans fought both delaying the election and Democrats’ attempts to provide voters with more mail-in options.

“Actually there is less exposure here than you would get if you went to the grocery store or Walmart,” Vos added in a video captured by the local Journal Times at a polling place in Burlington that he volunteered to help staff. Polling sites across the state have been shuttered amid a drastic scarcity of elections workers.

The city of Milwaukee, for example, offered five polling places, down from its usual 180, leading to long lines and voters forced into close contact with each other.

The state has been embroiled in last-minute legislative and legal chaos as Democrats, headed by Evers who flip-flopped on the issue, sought to delay the in-person primary like every other state did that had a contest in April.

Republicans stymied all of those efforts. A critical state Supreme Court race will also be decided, and low turnout favors the GOP candidate, incumbent Dan Kelly.

More at the link above, including the very partisan Republican votes of the State Supreme Court.  Hugs

 

 

April 5, 2020

Trump Blasted After Telling Public To Take Unproven Malaria Drug: “What Do You Have To Lose?” [VIDEO]

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Drugs, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 11:10

Trump Blasted After Telling Public To Take Unproven Malaria Drug: “What Do You Have To Lose?” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have warned that more study is needed to determine its safety and efficacy.

Though advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have cautioned many times that more data is needed on the drug, hydroxychloroquine, Mr. Trump, in a White House briefing, went so far as to urge patients to take it. “What do you have to lose? Take it,” the president said. “I really think they should take it. But it’s their choice. And it’s their doctor’s choice or the doctors in the hospital. But hydroxychloroquine. Try it, if you’d like.”

Forbes reports:

President Donald Trump sparked confusion Saturday by claiming a study suggested that people with the autoimmune disease lupus were not as affected by coronavirus—presumably because they commonly use the drug hydroxychloroquine—but then immediately backtracked, saying “maybe that’s correct, maybe it’s false, you’re going to have to check it out,” and his own medical advisor downplayed any connection.

Trump said Saturday that hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat lupus, “could be a game changer” in treating coronavirus, which so far has no known cure. Trump seemed to infer that people with lupus were not becoming infected with coronavirus because they were already taking hydroxychloroquine for lupus. In fact, according to The Lupus Foundation of America, people with lupus are more vulnerable to infections like coronavirus.

There are tweets and video at the link above.    Hugs

April 2, 2020

Trump campaign tells surrogates to paint Biden as ‘the opposition’ in coronavirus war

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:42

JARED KUSHNER TOLD WHITE HOUSE MEETING ANDREW CUOMO WAS BEING ALARMIST: ‘NEW YORK DOESN’T NEED ALL THE VENTILATORS’

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Family, Fascism, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:54

In doing so, Vanity Fair reported, Kushner was effectively running a shadow coronavirus task force team in the White House that was more powerful than the official one headed by Vice President Mike Pence.

This was partly due to the vacuum left by the departure of the former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney whose replacement, Mark Meadows, has only just joined. But Kushner was said to be angered by the criticism of Trump, and when he got involved, reportedly told people, “I know how to make this government run now.”

Kushner is also said to have urged Trump to challenge Cuomo’s appeal for 30,000 ventilators for New York, which he believed was alarmist. Vanity Fair reported that he told a White House meeting, “I have all this data about ICU capacity. I’m doing my own projections, and I’ve gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn’t need all the ventilators.”

On March 26, Trump told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that he did not believe New York needed the number of ventilators Cuomo was calling for.

tRump takes gaslighting to a never seen level.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:34

They won’t admit they were wrong

March 28, 2020

The National Rifle Association is fundraising off of fears of the novel coronavirus

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:19

https://www.mediamatters.org/national-rifle-association/national-rifle-association-fundraising-novel-coronavirus

The NRA is facing a funding crunch following years of alleged financial mismanagement

 

The National Rifle Association is attempting to fundraise off of the novel coronavirus outbreak by ginning up fears about gun rights. The fundraising pitch comes as the NRA faces financial difficulties and staff cuts following years of alleged financial impropriety within the organization.

The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), the group’s lobbying arm, recently posted a fundraising pitch to members that tried to fearmonger about people losing their Second Amendment rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plea claims that “anti-gun lawmakers are exploiting” the pandemic “to deny you and your loved ones your fundamental right to self-defense,” adding that “all of this is happening against a backdrop of reported prisoner furloughs and law enforcement only arresting for the most serious of crimes.” The statement includes a link to donate to the NRA-ILA and states, “We understand times are tough. But, if you have the means, please help us keep fighting against those politicians who are determined to strip away our right to self-defense and their billionaire backers.”

March 27, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA: Grocer Forced To Toss $35K In Food After Woman “Intentionally Coughs” On Display Cases

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Food, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 11:25

PENNSYLVANIA: Grocer Forced To Toss $35K In Food After Woman “Intentionally Coughs” On Display Cases

The New York Post reports:

A Pennsylvania woman ruined an estimated $35,000 worth of goods by intentionally coughing all over them while the coronavirus plagues nations worldwide, a grocery store alleged on Facebook.

The woman visited a Hanover Township location of the small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket before 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and coughed on fresh produce, a small section of the bakery, meat case and grocery items, the store’s co-owner Joe Fasula wrote.

From the chain’s Facebook page:

Our incredible team did the best they could to get the woman out of the store as fast as possible. The police were contacted immediately and the case has been escalated to the District Attorney’s Office.

More at the link above.   Hugs

March 26, 2020

Hate Group Pushes Dangerous Lies: “Asymptomatic People Aren’t Contagious” And Malaria Drug “Cures It”

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Drugs, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:52

Hate Group Pushes Dangerous Lies: “Asymptomatic People Aren’t Contagious” And Malaria Drug “Cures It”

“Now people that are asymptomatic — you might have heard this, asymptomatic transmission, people that don’t have the symptoms — they aren’t contagious.

“If people are asymptomatic, they don’t have the cough, they don’t have the respiratory issues, they don’t have a fever, they’re not contagious. And so they don’t need to be tested.

“The good news is that we may have found the silver bullet to stop the coronavirus. It’s a cheap generic antimalarial medication. This thing has been around since 1944. It’s chloroquine phosphate. That’s what it’s called.

“If we can get this into the hands of assisted living facilities, they can inoculate their entire roster of patients with chloroquine. And it’s preventive. It’s prophylactic. It keeps you from getting coronavirus, and if you’ve got it, it cures it.” – AFA radio host Bryan Fischer.

This idiots video is at the link above also information from NPR about how people not showing symptoms can spread the disease.   Hugs

March 23, 2020

Trump fan confronted while buying out ENTIRE stock at Dollar Tree store

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, Greed, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Sad — Scottie @ 16:17

You do realize this is not someone who wants these products for their own use, right?   These are people who know others are desperate to get these products so they bought up as much of the supply as they could, and will sell them for a profit.  Much as the people who bought up hand sanitizer did until Facebook shut them down.  I posted about that guy who complained he had a garage full of sanitizer he couldn’t make a profit on after buying out every store in his county and those next to his county.  Greed, making money on peoples suffering.  Is this the capitalism you champion?  is this the way you want the government or the community you live in to run?   Many suffer and will have to give up all the own so a few privileged few who got there first can make a huge profit on the misery of others.   Well that is not the society or country I want.   The thing that may bite her and her kind in the ass is there are no shortages.  None reported.  If people like her were not buying up every bit of the product there would be plenty to go around like normal.  I noticed she had to fill a pickup bed and a second vehicle.  I wonder how these people think of themselves.  I do notice they are tRump supporters which may explain a lot.   Hugs

March 22, 2020

Donald Trump Called To Resign After Sleeping During Coronavirus Meeting: COVID19 Response A Failure

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:42

You need to watch the very short video.  As tRump is being briefed he swings around on his chair, he is bored, sloes his eyes seeming to day dream, and totally can not follow what is being said.    Hugs

March 15, 2020

‘Chilling’: Erik Prince Recruited Ex-Spies to Help Project Veritas Infiltrate Groups ‘Hostile’ to Trump Agenda

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:23

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/07/chilling-erik-prince-recruited-ex-spies-help-project-veritas-infiltrate-groups

“They didn’t succeed in their attempt to hurt our union,” said American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, “but note what the right wing will do to try to eliminate workers’ voice.”

An explosive New York Times report revealed Saturday that notorious war profiteer Erik Prince recruited former American and British spies to work with the right-wing group Project Veritas to infiltrate at least one Democratic congressional campaign and organizations “considered hostile” to President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“Both Project Veritas and Mr. Prince have ties to President Trump’s aides and family,” the Times noted. “Whether any Trump administration officials or advisers to the president were involved in the operations, even tacitly, is unclear. But the effort is a glimpse of a vigorous private campaign to try to undermine political groups or individuals perceived to be in opposition to Mr. Trump’s agenda.”

The consumer watchdog group Allied Progress responded with a statement Saturday night, calling on the House Oversight Committee to conduct an immediate investigation into what DeVos knew about Prince’s activities.

“There’s not a lot of dots to connect here,” said Allied Progress director Derek Martin. “Secretary DeVos’ brother was directly involved in a spying scheme in her home state against a teachers’ union she’s been hostile with for years. If this doesn’t clear the bar for an immediate Congressional investigation, nothing does.”

“We already know Secretary DeVos is no friend of public education, but if she gave the go-ahead to enlist former intelligence officers to steal documents from public education advocates that she disagrees with, it steps well beyond policy disagreement and into criminal territory,” Martin added. “If Secretary DeVos was in any way involved, it will confirm that she stops at nothing to undermine public schools.”

According to the Times:

One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly tape the union’s local leaders and try to gather information that could be made public to damage the organization, documents show.

Using a different alias the next year, the same undercover operative infiltrated the congressional campaign of Abigail Spanberger, then a former CIA officer who went on to win an important House seat in Virginia as a Democrat. The campaign discovered the operative and fired her.

Both operations were run by Project Veritas, a conservative group that has gained attention using hidden cameras and microphones for sting operations on news organizations, Democratic politicians, and liberal advocacy groups. Mr. Seddon’s role in the teachers’ union operation—detailed in internal Project Veritas emails that have emerged from the discovery process of a court battle between the group and the union—has not previously been reported, nor has Mr. Prince’s role in recruiting Mr. Seddon for the group’s activities.

Much more at the link above.  It shows just how fascist our government has become.  It is scary how criminal our leaders are.   Hugs

 

March 9, 2020

He treats everything in terms of his vanity.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:38
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Trump will destroy the markets. He treats everything in terms of his vanity.

Trump’s first thought [if he actually has brain function] on coronavirus: how does this affect me?

March 5, 2020

Christian Mother Tries Defending Her Guide to Hitting Kids: “It Has to Hurt”

*** Warning this is both triggering and upsetting.  If you have been a victim of abuse please make sure you are in a safe space before reading even this post, much less the stuff at the link.   I had to go run to the bathroom and vomit before I could even post this.   I am going to post this and then get off the computer for a while.   Be safe, hugs ***

This is incredibly upsetting for me.   I am going to quote the author’s summations but I will not be quoting the actual abuse used and the push on the part of the Christian mother for harming  children.   This is abuse to spank a child on and off for four hours.   This is not discipline it is a deliberate attempt to break a child to cause them to fear not pleasing those in power.   It is trying to insure they will always do what church leaders demand or they know they will be punished.   It is brainwashing.   Studies have shown that hitting a child doesn’t teach them anything except might rules and if they want something they only need to hit others to get it.   The stronger person is always right and gets to force the weaker person to do what the stronger person wants them too.  It is grooming techniques.   Someone really needs to push back hard on this but it won’t be me.   I am already far too upset to deal with this sanely.   Now I need to finish this and then try to calm down.  Hugs

Christian Mother Tries Defending Her Guide to Hitting Kids: “It Has to Hurt”

Christian blogger Lori Alexander has a long history of saying the worst possible thing in every situation, but this week, a few screenshots began circulating of comments she made several months ago in which she describes smacking her children.

She seems to delight in telling other mothers how and how long to hit their kids.

In one case, she talks about hitting her kid for four straight hours. (In that screenshot, I’m assuming she means “spank” instead of “spark.”)

In another, she says “it has to hurt” or else they won’t learn their lesson.

In yet another, she claims to use a “foot-long strap.”

It’s “abuse.”

It’s the sort of “train up a child” thinking that’s popular in fundamentalist Christian circles. The idea is that your children must fear you in order to grow up healthy, therefore hitting them (no matter how delicately that’s described) is the best parenting tool available. But realize these are people who grew up to believe hitting their kids is okay. They’re deranged. They’re living proof of how that method fails.

All of that is the same justification you’ll hear from men who abuse their wives. They’re not abusive. They just wanted to fix a problem. They love their partner…

Of course we never hear from the children themselves in this video. Only the abuser. But even if the children say they’re fine, it wouldn’t justify the method. Hitting your kids is abuse. In this case, Alexander uses Christianity to defend her cruelty. And if your religion can provide a cover for violence, then your religion is part of the problem.

 

 

February 11, 2020

Auckland Pride: Religious hecklers target marchers

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 01:12

This is the real agenda of the evangelical religions.  While claiming to be the victims they attack everyone they disagree with, everyone that doesn’t follow their church doctrine.    They love to be martyrs.   It gives them such feelings of greatness to feel put upon yet they are the ones oppressing everyone else.   Hugs  

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119375035/auckland-pride-religious-hecklers-target-marchers

Religious heckling towards participants of the Auckland Pride march was “quite jarring”, an organiser says.

They were met with a group of protesters on Queen St, who then followed the participants up to Aotea Square.

“It was quite jarring. They ended up being a real nuisance for two or three hours.”

The hecklers appeared to be trying to agitate the marchers, Tweedie said, but if anything it served to strengthen the resolve of those taking part.

A video uploaded by The Torch of Christ Ministries to YouTube shows a number of members heckling marchers.

“We preached the gospel of Jesus Christ and repentance while also telling people they are loved and cared about,” the caption says.

“We did our best to approach people with the fruit of the Spirit while also standing firm on God’s truth.”

February 8, 2020

Until he becomes dictator for life and rewrites the history books

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 04:55
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Impeached and dishonest. A failure. Forever.

There’s been two major investigations and Trump hasn’t testified even once

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 04:51
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There’s been two major investigations and Trump hasn’t testified even once.

This is not how innocent people act.

February 7, 2020

Rush over the years:

I want to be very clear that while I agree Rush Limbaugh is a horrible person I do NOT support nor endorse the last line in this meme.   I do not wish cancer or illness on anyone.   As a disabled person fighting lifelong medical issues I can’t imagine wanting such suffering and desperate fight for life facing death on anyone.   We can be, we must be better than wishing such harm on others.   I aspire to be a better Scottie today than I was yesterday not to aspire to lower myself to the level of the worse people.    Hugs

“Pro-Life” Activist Does Damage Control After Whining About Baby She “Saved”

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:22

This is the true forced birth movement.    It is designed to force pregnant women to give birth no matter what yet these people pushing this offer no help or take any responsibility.   Please go to the link as I think it all is an important read.   Hugs

“Pro-Life” Activist Does Damage Control After Whining About Baby She “Saved”

 

 

The “anti-abortion activist” in question is Jamie Jeffries (a.k.a. the “pro-life wife”) who was saying she talked a mom out of getting an abortion. Six months later, the child was taken away by the government, and the mother put Jeffries down as the “next preferred placement” — meaning if the mother wasn’t allowed to care for the baby because she’s undocumented (or something like that), then Jeffries was next on the list.

Jeffries said she’s too busy, that a child would “break” her, and that it would interfere with her marriage and health… which, of course, are reasons people have abortions in the first place. Instead of supporting the other woman’s decision, Jeffries persuaded her to do something that wasn’t in her best interest, adding further misery to their lives months later, and apparently refused to take any responsibility for what she did.

 

January 30, 2020

Trump Supporters Spit on Protesters Outside NJ Rally, ‘I Want to P*ss on Your Face!’

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:49

This is what they call civil discourse in the US now.  Agree with them or be violently assaulted.   Their go to emotion is anger.   Violence is their tool instead of reason.  Hugs

https://www.politicalflare.com/2020/01/trump-supporters-spit-on-protesters-outside-nj-rally-i-want-to-pss-on-your-face/

But there was also a lot going on outside the convention center.

“This is what democracy looks like!” shouted protesters, who organized under the banner of the group Cape May County Indivisible. They were gathered in a parking lot a few blocks south of the Convention Center, where they had a permit.

Above, from the boardwalk, Trump fans began lining up to heckle them.

“Where’s Hunter?” they yelled back, referring to Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden whom Republicans have floated calling as a witness in Trump’s impeachment trial.

Dawn Liston of Williamstown said protesters were spit on by Trump rally goers when they arrived with signs. “I’m sad,” she said. “I’m sad our country is so divided.”

This fine fellow yelled out that he wanted to “piss on your face” to a protester.

Several Trump fans shouted “Fake news!” at reporters filming them, and one shouted “the media is run by Jews” at a Reuters photographer.

Much more including video at the link above.   Hugs

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