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Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Claiming The COVID Vaccine Changes Your Race

The people who are opposed to anyone getting vaccinated for deadly diseases such as smallpox, flu, or even the novel coronavirus live in a fact-free world where the only source of information consists of conspiracy theories they find on the internet from others who share their bizarre worldview. Science, medicine, and logic do not exist for such easily deluded individuals.

But a new theory circulating among the anti-vaxxer crowd may well be the most absurd yet: If you take the vaccine for COVID-19, it will change you to another race.

The Daily Beast reports that there’s a strain of misinformation circulating that tells people the coronavirus vaccine threatens to turn the human race into a mutated pro-human:

“This long-simmering idea, which could not only help to steer some people away from vaccines but also fan the flames of already volatile cultural divisions and conflicts, came into stark focus in mid-March, when a meme spread across pandemic denialist Telegram channels, featuring a large image of two sheep fucking, and a block of text that reads: ‘DO NOT BREED WITH SHEEP.’

“‘People who are vaccinated will have modified DNA,’ it continues. ‘No one discusses that DNA is passed onto the next generation. The risk that your children will marry into other cultures is possibly now shadowed by the fact that your children may marry into a COVID vaxed gene group potentially shortening their lives and that of others.'”

Another anti-vaccine poster went a step further, breathlessly opining that those who are vaccinated suddenly become a threat to the unvaccinated:

“They are now genetically modified humans,” that user posted in a community chat last month. “They are not even technically human anymore. Vaccinated people are honestly a threat to humanity as a whole.”

Did you know you had been genetically modified? It must be true; it was on the internet!

There’s also the race change theory for those who wear their tinfoil hats a few sizes too small:

“Only vaccinated people will marry each other while non vaccinated will also get married,” one Redditor wrote earlier this year. “[It] will split the human race into a fake race. The Vaccinated Race.”

Oh my gosh! Does that mean all those flu vaccines we’ve taken for nearly a hundred years have turned us all into flu virus superspreaders without our knowledge?! Make it stop! Soylent Green is people!!!

Let’s all take a few deep breaths and listen to what medical professionals have to say about the matter.

Paul Knoepfler, a cell biologist and genetics researcher at the University of California, Davis, said this about the nutso shit floating around on the World Wide Web:

“I don’t see any way the vaccines could even unintentionally cause genetic changes. It’s just not going to happen.”

More deep breaths. Are those gills on the side of your neck that you’re breathing through? In that case, I have to ask: Did you get Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson?

Some people will believe anything, won’t they?

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Bartiromo And Miller Whine: Making It Easier To Vote Will Put Democrats In Charge ‘Forever’

Republicans are terrified of the American electorate because they know that if people go to the polls in record numbers the way they did in the 2020 election, the GOP loses.

The majority of Americans either lean Democratic or progressive, and that means conservatives can see that the GOP’s days as a viable political party are numbered.

Proof of that was given by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump administration aide Stephen Miller, both of whom bemoaned the fact that Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House.

The only solution, according to Miller is that Republicans need to pass legislation that protects Christians and conservatives on social media, which led Bartiromo to remark:

“Yeah, will Republicans have the chance? That’s the whole point of H.R. 1, Nancy Pelosi wanting to put this bill through so that Democrats are in charge forever or certainly decades. Your thoughts on election integrity and that Democrat [sic] H.R. 1 bill.”

Miller then chimed in:

“It’s a real sign of the threat to the health of our democracy. When democracy faces risk, when democracy is imperiled, what you see happening instead is the party in power tries to change the rules of the game structurally to stay in power.”

Hmm…is that anything like Donald Trump and his Republican co-conspirators trying to stay in power by overturning the results of an election and having their supporters storm the U.S. Capitol and kill members of the Capitol Police Force?

Miller then added:

“H.R. 1 is saying, now that we’re in power, let’s fundamentally change the rules of how elections are conducted to stay in power.”

Actually, H.R. 1 says that no state should be allowed to make it harder for registered voters to cast a ballot. Or to randomly close polling locations. Or, for that matter, to enact obstacles to voting for the purpose of disenfranchising people of color or the economically disadvantaged.

Bartiromo gasped:

“Unbelievable!”

But Miller was far from finished lying:

“That’s a very scary thing. And so if you care about democracy, you should all say with one voice, no, it is the right of every state in this union to set their own election rules as desired by their own citizens to protect the security and integrity of their own elections. That’s fundamental!”

Every state should be allowed to set their own for national elections such as the presidential one we hold every four years. That’s not fundamental; that’s bullshit!

Republicans are the ones who want to stack the deck so they can continue to cheat at elections. It’s the only way they can win. They’re devoid of ideas or cogent policies, so they whine and try to bar people from voting. That’s un-American and antithetical to democracy.

Maria Bartiromo and Stephen Miller aren’t interested in democratic ideals. They’re far too busy trying to impose their brand of fascism on everyone.

Here’s the video:

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Donald Trump The Trump Adminstration WTF?!

Trump Used The DEA To Spy On George Floyd Protesters: Report

The Trump administration used the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to conduct “covert surveillance” on protesters who marched in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The surveillance was done in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Albuquerque, according to emails obtained by CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The emails also reveal the full extent of the surveillance:

“The operations involved the use of undercover DEA agents to ‘infiltrate’ protests, social media monitoring and aerial surveillance by the DEA Air Wing.”

The surveillance was first authorized in May of 2020, and it greatly expanded the DEA’s law enforcement authority, raising questions about the legality of such a move by members of Congress who found out about it while performing their oversight duties:

“Representatives Jerry Nadler and Karen Bass urged the Justice Department to ‘immediately rescind’ the decision in a June 5 letter, calling it ‘unwarranted and antithetical to the American people’s right to peacefully assemble and to exercise their Constitutional rights without undue intrusion.'” 

Predator drones were also used to surveil crowds in American cities, the emails show. These are normally used to hunt down and kill terrorists in battle zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq:

“A June 9 letter from 35 congressional representatives to the FBI, DEA, CBP, and the National Guard decried the use of aircraft and predator drones to ‘surveil American citizens and collect vast amounts of personal information.’ Although the letter noted the memorandum authorizing the DEA to surveil protesters, it did not reflect knowledge that DEA specifically used aerial surveillance methods like those deployed in Chicago.”

Remember how Donald Trump repeatedly said he intended to make “America first”? Turns out he was using our taxpayer dollars to make us first in the world when it comes to spying on its own citizens for the crime of peacefully assembling, which just so happens to be a right the Constitution gives each and every one of us in this country.

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Several House Republicans Have Formed A White Supremacy Caucus To Promote ‘Anglo-Saxon Traditions’

Under the guise of putting “America First,” several House Republicans have formed their own white supremacist caucus that they say will promote “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News broke the story about the newly-formed caucus:

The phrase “America first” has been around for hundreds of years. It’s been used by various nativist and blatantly racist groups for decades. Those include the Ku Klux Klan and the hardcore MAGA movement that failed, one-term President Donald Trump touched off when he announced he would be seeking the Republican presidential nomination back in June of 2015.

Mediate reports that the founding members of the new caucus are a who’s who of racist shitbags who have managed to get themselves elected:

“Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who hasn’t met a conspiracy theory she didn’t love, and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), known to have rubbed elbows with white nationalists and Q-Anon followers, have already been linked to the caucus, according to Punchbowl. Reps. Barry Moore (R-AL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) have also reportedly agreed to join the group.”

The preamble of the “America First” caucus is clear and disgusting:

“The America First Caucus (AFC) exists to promote Congressional policies that are to the long-term benefit of the American nation. The North Star of any policy proposal will be that which serves the American people, and any consequential analysis of policy platforms must be based on this first principle.

“It is the firm belief of this Caucus that American policy-making needs to get back to first principles, restore a long-term time horizon amongst our nation’s leaders, and instill a greatly internalized sense of service to the American people on part of our elected leaders. As long as these principles are put and kept in practice, the interests of the American people will be safeguarded.”

Oh, and let’s not forget the so-called “policies” of the group, which sound like something hatched from the perverted minds of Adolf Hitler and David Duke:

Translation: It’s all about honoring White Anglo-Saxons. No one else is welcome in their brave new whitewashed version of the United States, despite the fact that Caucasians stole the land we all live on from the Native Americans and once owned slaves whose only crime was being born black.

As you’d expect, there’s plenty of other racist dog whistles, such as this declaration on the issue of immigration:

“An important distinction between post-1965 immigrants and previous waves of settlers is that previous cohorts were more educated, earned higher wages, and did not have an expansive welfare state to fall back on when they could not make it in America and thus did not stay in the country at the expense of the native-born.”

Really? Irish immigrants were derided as ignorant and drunken. Italian immigrants were hated for not speaking English. German immigrants were called the enemy during the First World War. In World War II, the United States government placed over 120,000 Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Their only crime? Being of Japanese ancestry.

The modern GOP is little more than a new iteration of the same hatred and bigotry we’ve seen in this country for hundreds of years. They may pretend to be inclusive, but their idea of inclusivity is building a wall around anyone who doesn’t look like them.

America First caucus? It would be a lot more honest to just call it the 21st Century KKK.

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Coronavirus WTF?!

Washed-Up Former Rock Star Ted Nugent Just Made The Dumbest Statement EVER About COVID-19

Decades ago, before he became a right-wing nutjob who called for killing former President Barack Obama and made a horrific sexist slur against Hillary Clinton, Ted Nugent cut a couple of good albums and had a few hits that did reasonably well on the charts.

Nowadays, however, Nugent is lucky if he can even draw a crowd to see him stumble his way through a few songs so he can collect a few hundred bucks.

But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the entire world is suffering through, Ted’s poorly-attended ho-hum concerts have been canceled so they don’t become superspreader events and add to the death toll from the disease.

Rather than accepting that he cannot hold concerts right now, Nugent posted a whiny (not to mention moronic) video on Facebook in which he made what may well be the most clueless statement yet uttered about COVID:

“You know, I guess I would ask you — because I’m addicted to truth, logic and common sense — and my common-sense meter would demand the answer to why weren’t we shut down for COVID one through 18? COVID-1 — and there was a COVID 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 — COVID one through 18 didn’t shut anything down but woah, COVID-19!”

Really, Ted?

Is it possible that Nugent is so damn stupid that he doesn’t know how the name COVID-19 came about and that there weren’t 18 other forms that preceded it? If so, here’s some wisdom courtesy of the fact-check site Snopes.com:

“The respiratory disease COVID-19 was named in February 2020 for the coronavirus that causes it — SARS-CoV-2 — and the year in which the first disease case was reported — 2019. Following that logic, Nugent’s proclamation of a ‘COVID one through 18’ would suggest that there had been 18 years of coronavirus infection rates at a global scale, which is unfounded.”

That was all social media needed to rake Teddy over the coals for his massive ignorance:

Ted once told an interviewer that he had never done drugs in his life. Based on what a clueless fool he is, maybe he should have.