Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is absolutely furious that the Biden administration is launching a program to fight bias, hate, and violence against Jewish people in an effort to combat a rise in antisemitism across the country.
President Joe Biden announced the new plan on Thursday, the Associated Press reports, and it includes over 100 steps the administration will take to confront antisemitism.
Speaking during a videotaped address at the White House, Biden said the first U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism sends a “clear and forceful message” that “in America, evil will not win, hate will not prevail” and “the venom and violence of antisemitism will not be the story of our time.”
Months in the making, the strategy has four basic goals: increasing awareness and understanding of antisemitism, including its threat to America, and broadening appreciation of Jewish American heritage; improving safety and security for Jewish communities; reversing the normalization of antisemitism and countering antisemitic discrimination; and building “cross-community” solidarity and collective action to counter hate.
Even in a deeply divided country like the United States, you’d think just about everyone except the most hardcore bigots would support such an initiative, but Boebert suggested the plan was actually an attempt to target conservatives.
As we often say in the South, A hit dog always hollers.
Or, as one person noted in their response to Boebert, “Every radical MAGA GOP extremist’s accusation is a Confession!!!”
Others also joined the debate, reminding Boebert that she must have one hell of a guilty conscience.
If you were wondering why exactly Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) filed for divorce from her husband several days ago, a report fromBusiness Insider may shed some light on the matter.
Rep. Lauren Boebert’s son called 911 in December to report that his father, Jayson Boebert, had gotten physical with him and was “throwing” him around the house and that he didn’t know why.
Minutes after the call ended — while Garfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on their way to their home — the teen called again to take the accusations back, with Lauren Boebert jumping on the phone to say her son “doesn’t need help.”
Jayson Boebert denied to the deputies — and to Insider — that he had gotten physical with the teen.
Asked for comment on the report, Boebert remarked:
Interestingly, the congresswoman is suing her estranged husband for parental decision making and child support for all four of their children.
The report from Insider also includes the following: “Boebert’s son told the dispatcher his mother had been living in a farmhouse at an attached property because the family was having ‘problems.'”
Here’s a partial transcript of the December 911 phone call:
The Boebert teen reports his father is “throwing him around.”
The teen also says, “Yes, he was throwing me around. He called me a psycho, when he’s the — “
The dispatcher asks if there were any weapons in the house, to which the teen replies, “I mean, there are weapons in the house, yeah, but I don’t think he’d use them on me. He just does this to me so much.”
For his part, Jayson Boebert had this to say:
Is this what Republicans mean when they talk about “family values”? If so, it certainly sounds a hell of a lot more like child abuse.
It’s been clear for quite some time now that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but something she said today during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the price of prescription drugs, the Colorado Republican uttered what may well go down in U.S. history as one of the dumbest things ever said by a member of Congress.
According to Boebert, “I left a prescription at a pharmacy once. I went to get birth control, and I was there at the counter and went to pay for it, and the price was very, very high. I said, wow, is this a three six-month prescription? ‘No, ma’am, this is one month.'”
Just for shits and giggles, let’s take Bobo’s bullshit comment and do a quick fact-check on it.
Raising a child is expensive. From the day your baby is born until the day they turn 18, your family will spend about $310,605 — or about $17,000 a year, according to a new Brookings Institution analysis of data from the U.S. Agriculture Department.
The exact amount will vary depending on how much you earn and where you live. Families in the urban Northeast typically spend the most, for example, while those in the urban Midwest and rural areas spend the least. And while families with lower incomes spend less overall, government studies show they devote a larger share of their budgets to their children.
The cost of birth control, on the other hand, can run as high as $2,000 a year, with Healthline noting, “It’s no secret that birth control is expensive. Whether you go with the pill, the ring, the patch, or another method, the cost of birth control can range up to $2,000 per year.”
Let’s see: $17,000 a year vs. $2,000 a year. That’s one hell of a difference, and it easily disproves Bobert’s moronic statement that she found it cheaper to raise a child than pay for birth control.
On Tuesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced that she was divorcing her husband, Jayson, after 18 years of marriage.
Boebert broke the news via a statement:
“It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband,” the statement said. “I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process. I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult. This is truly about irreconcilable differences.”
According to The Daily Beast, Mr. Boebert didn’t take being told his wife was kicking him to the curb very well.
“Once he learned that he was being served with Dissolution of Marriage papers he was extremely angry,” the process server wrote. “I tried to hand him the documents but [he] did not take them. He started yelling and using profanities, and told me that I was trespassing, and that he was calling the Sheriff’s Office. I told him I was leaving the documents on the chair outside of the door, he closed the door then let the dogs out.”
Speculation has now begun as to whom we might see Lauren walking down the aisle with next. After all, she’s a “Christian,” so she’d have to wed if things get serious with another man.
Twitter had some thoughts on who might be Bobo’s next hubby.
Feel free to add your own choices to the ever-expanding list of possible suitors for the dimmest bulb in Colorado.