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Unhinged Former Trump Adviser Demands ‘Evil’ Dr. Fauci Be Jailed For ‘Killing Millions’

Peter Navarro, who served as trade adviser to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, had a full-blown meltdown during a radio interview Wednesday, insisting that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is responsible for the deaths of millions of people and should be arrested and charged with murder.

During an interview with South Dakota radio host Greg Belfrage,

“He betrayed the president, he betrayed this country, and more important, I made the very strong case that he is responsible for the pandemic itself.”

Navarro also claimed that as Trump was meeting with the vice premier of China about a new trade agreement, news had begun to trickle out about the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc in Wuhan:

“I’m looking at the stage thinking, what do these commies know that we don’t? What aren’t they telling us? Could they be infected? And if so, whey are they sitting right next to the president of the United States and the vice president? And most of all, what I’m thinking is, could this thing be a bioweapon that the Chinese have unleashed on us basically to take out the only president in modern history to stand up to communist China?”

Trump stood up to China? That’s a joke! He praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for what he was doing to control spread of COVID-19:

As the virus spread rapidly across China in the month of February, Trump repeatedly praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s response to the crisis, saying he’s handled it “really well” and that he was doing “a very good job with a very, very tough situation.”

Navarro

“At that point, Fauci knew that if that thing was genetically engineered and came from Wuhan, that Fauci paid for that using American taxpayer dollars and authorized the dangerous gain-of-function experiments which turned a benign bat virus into a human killer,” Navarro said. “All he did was cover things up from there, fight the president, stab the president in the back, stab him in the chest.”

And in what can only be called a case of classic psychological projection, Navarro then demanded that Fauci be arrested and sent to prison, which is exactly what Donald Trump is facing:

“I want him gone. He killed Americans. He needs to be fired, stuck in a chair in Congress, strapped in, confess his sins, and be put in an orange jumpsuit.”

Sorry, Peter, but we’re saving the orange jumpsuit (size 3XL) for the clown who urged Americans to inject disinfectant and put light inside their bodies to control the pandemic. He’s the one that needs to be locked up for life.

Here’s the interview with Peter Navarro:

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Congress Coronavirus WTF?!

Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims Horse Drug Ivermectin Won The ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ In Bizarre Rant

It’s been clear for some time now that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) isn’t very bright. Just about every single time she opens her mouth, Greene makes a horse’s ass of herself and proves that her understanding of most issues is superficial at best.

Green’s latest expression of gross stupidity comes as the congresswoman attacks Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden.

Appearing on “Real America’s Voice,” Greene began ranting that she didn’t understand why the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin hasn’t been approved by the administration to treat COVID-19.

The reason, of course, is because Ivermectin has never been proven to be the least bit effective against coronavirus.

But according to Greene, Ivermectin is such a great drug that “it even won a Nobel Peace Prize.”

No. It didn’t.

In 2015, scientists William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for showing that Ivermectin is effective at treating infections caused by roundworm parasites.

But that wasn’t all of the idiocy Greene spewed. She also said this:

“It is deeply irresponsible for the Biden administration, the CDC, Dr. Fauci, and any of these doctors to be advising people to not prescribe it.”

Yes, and maybe after that they can urge people to inject disinfectant the way the brainless fool who was the 45th president suggested people do to cleanse their bodies of the virus.

Why in the hell do morons like Marjorie Taylor Greene have no problem urging people to take dangerous medications yet refuse to call for everyone to get something as simple as a vaccine? Their outrage over what could truly help this country defeat COVID is nothing more than a way for them to stir up hatred and fear. And all they’re accomplishing is sending more Americans to hospital ICUs and the grave.

 

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Madison Cawthorn Gets Brutally Fact-Checked For Saying Mask Mandates Lead Kids To Commit Suicide

It’s hard to decide exactly which member of the freshman GOP house class is the most ridiculous and clueless.

Is it Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who has called for the church to decide what the government does? Or would the dubious honor go Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, who said Jewish space lasers were the cause of wildfires in California?

Based on what Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) said recently at a school board meeting, Boebert and Greene have some serious competition when it comes to spewing bullshit and conspiracy theories.

According to Cawthorn, a hospital in North Carolina recently reported a 255% spike in suicide deaths among children during the COVID pandemic. Passing mask mandates could lead even more children to try and take their own lives:

“You can see what the World Health Organization was saying, you know, putting masks on children does have some mental problem — it increases depression. You know, we saw death and suicide rates are up 255% in one study that a hospital did in America because they’re starting to see that people are really feeling disconnected from that social interaction.”

However, Congressman Cawthorn got several major facts incorrect, according to WRAL reporter Paul Specht:

We asked his office that. We said, where are you getting these numbers?And they sent us a link to an NPR story. And it’s titled Child Psychiatrists Warn That The Pandemic May Be Driving Up Kids’ Suicide Risk. And it’s from back in February. Cawthorn’s office pulled out a line and it talked about suicide attempts among young people at one hospital in Indianapolis … But if you look at the year-to-year numbers — all of 2019 to all of 2020 — the hospital reported a rise that was much lower. In fact, a hospital spokesman told us they saw a 51% increase over the year starting in March 2020 to March 2021.

We could not find any evidence that those numbers at that hospital in particular were in any way related to mask policies at schools.

Republicans know they don’t have the facts or science on their side, so they just make shit up and pretend it’s true. And many of their voters believe every word of what they say! It’s cultish behavior and it’s killing people.

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Lauren Boebert Is So Medically Ignorant That She Equated A Headache With A Deadly Disease

The vast majority of Americans know that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest public health threat the United States has faced in generations, and they want to do whatever they can to help the country beat this horrible virus.

According to the latest figures, approximately 56% of the population is now fully vaccinated, which is great, but it’s not going to get us to full herd immunity.

One of the main factors hindering a higher percentage of the population being vaccinated is the misinformation and lies being spread by right-wing media and Republican political figures who are trying to say that not getting vaccinated is a matter of “freedom.”

But it’s also a matter of willful ignorance, as Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) proved with a tweet she sent out about having a “headache” and taking some Tylenol to alleviate her pain:

Boebert is asserting that if you’ve already gotten vaccinated, there’s no need to care if others do the same. You’re safe, so leave them alone and let them remain unvaccinated. But that’s not entirely true.

Here’s the fatal flaw with Boebert’s tweet: People who aren’t vaccinated can still pass the virus along to others, especially to those who aren’t vaccinated, such as children too young to receive the vaccine. Aren’t Republicans supposed to be pro-life? Yet they’re perfectly cool with giving kids a potentially fatal disease so they can pretend they’re exercising their freedom.

Oh, and one other major flaw: A headache isn’t contagious and almost never kills anyone.

Granted, Boebert has never claimed to be a doctor, but is she truly so damn stupid that she thinks her tweet makes the least bit of sense to anyone with an IQ higher than a road flare?

It didn’t take long before other users gave Boebert a digital slap in the face:

That wasn’t a headache Lauren Boebert had. It was her pea-sized brain rattling around in her otherwise empty skull.

 

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Coronavirus GOP WTF?!

Ron DeSantis Sent Bonus Checks To Florida Teachers – Many Of Them Bounced

Ever since the COVID pandemic began last year, few politicians have mishandled the disease as badly as Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has repeatedly tried to minimize the importance of vaccines and protective masks, holding himself up as some sort of beacon of fake freedom for the people in his state who refuse to do what’s necessary to control a public health crisis that has so far killed nearly 54,000 people in the Sunshine State.

In an effort to literally buy the loyalty of teachers in the state, DeSantis decided he’d take some of the federal money given to his state and hand out $1,000 COVID bonuses to Florida teachers. Great idea, right? Yeah, until the checks started bouncing.

According to the Tampa Bay Times:

When dozens of Florida teachers tried to cash their state-issued $1,000 bonus checks this week, they got a startling response: “insufficient funds.”

No, the State of Florida hasn’t run out of money. Instead, the bad checks are being blamed on a “banking error” by JPMorgan Chase.

Checks issued toat least 50 teachers in 22 different counties bounced because of the error, Florida Department of Education spokesman Jared Ochs said.

Of course, considering that DeSantis has long considered failed, one-term former President Donald Trump to be his political idol and mentor, you can understand why some of the teachers might have thought the governor had stiffed them. After all, Trump has failed to pay contractors for decades, leading many of them to going bankrupt despite Donald having contracts with them. Trump’s solution was to tie up the matter in court for years, waiting for the contractors to drop their cases against him because the legal bills became too much of a burden.

In the past, teacher bonuses from the state of Florida have been sent to school districts for distribution, but DeSantis couldn’t resist taking a page from Donnie Dirtbag and issuing paper checks with accompanying letters bearing his signature:

The state paid a private contractor $3.6 million to print and send the checks. That led some lawmakers and the union representing school teachers to accuse DeSantis of using the bonuses to score political points.

The state said that by sending the money directly, saying the $3.6 million was well below the 10 percent normally allotted or administrative costs on federal funding.

DeSantis is facing an uncertain political future. He’s up for reelection in 2022, but his poll numbers have collapsed and there are at least two Democrats (one of whom, Charlie Crist, is a former governor of the state) who are polling ahead of him and could easily win next November.

Turns out Ron DeSantis is indeed a lot like Donald Trump: Neither one of them is bright enough to realize that the solution to a pandemic is following the science and not trying to buy people’s loyalty.