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Trump's Former Drunk Doctor Turned Congressman Claims COVID Variant Is A Democratic Plot

Drinking, again?

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/11/28/covid-variant-democratic-plot.html

Posted on Sun, Nov 28th, 2021 by Jason Easley
Trump’s Former Drunk Doctor Turned Congressman Claims COVID Variant Is A Democratic Plot To Steal The 2022 Election


Rep. Ronny Jackson claimed that the Omicron variant is a Democratic plot to steal the 2022 election with mail-in ballots.

Rep. Jackson tweeted:
https://twitter.com/RonnyJacksonTX/status/1464697497042006024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1464697497042006024%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2021%2F11%2F28%2Fcovid-variant-democratic-plot.html
Rep. Jackson is the same “doctor” who gushed about Trump’s health during a White House press briefing. He also lost his chance to run the VA administration due to a reported drinking problem.

The COVID variant is not a plot to steal the midterm election. However, if Republicans believe it is and don’t get vaccinated, there may not be as many around to vote in the election.

Republicans are blind to the obvious when they cast doubt on the reality of COVID. The people who believe what people like Ronny Jackson are pushing are Republicans.

In other words. Rep. Ronny Jackson is trying to kill more members of his party and other people that they may spread the new variant to with baseless conspiracy theories and the denial of pandemic science.

Posted by babylonsister | Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:05 PM (8 replies)

Donald Trump Jr. Is Trying To Incite Riots Over Vaccine Mandates

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/11/28/donald-trump-jr-is-trying-to-incite-riots-over-vaccine-mandates.html


Posted on Sun, Nov 28th, 2021 by Jason Easley
Donald Trump Jr. Is Trying To Incite Riots Over Vaccine Mandates


Donald Trump Jr. called the American people sheep and really seemed to want riots in the streets over vaccine mandates.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1464795677213421569

Trump Jr. said on Fox News, “You don’t hear what’s going on as it relates to the riots in Europe now against the vaccine mandates because our media wants to block that out. They’re going to make sure that you don’t hear about it because they don’t want you getting those kinds of ideas that freedom may actually exist in some parts of the world. I mean, Europe is pushing back, and America is sitting there like sheep. Oh, you know, this is great. We’ll just go along with you know what these guys who’ve gotten nothing right over these last two years tell us.”

Donald Trump Jr. seemed to be trying to incite riots in the streets over the vaccine. In other words, Trump Jr. wants unvaccinated people to gather together in close proximity where they could potentially catch COVID as a form of protest against vaccine mandates.

The Trumps need violence, discontent, and anger to return to power. If by 2024, America is happy with the job that Biden has done, they are likely to reelect him.

Donald Trump Jr. wants riots, as killing their own supporters appears to be his family’s desired path back to the White House.
Posted by babylonsister | Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:57 AM (15 replies)

Trump, tough issues and personal rivalries test the GOP's reputation for unity

Trump, tough issues and personal rivalries test the GOP's reputation for unity
November 27, 20215:00 AM ET
Ron Elving

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Presenting a united front has been an even greater imperative for the GOP when Democrats were in the White House and especially when Democrats also had majorities in Congress.

That may be changing. Heightened tensions within the GOP have been increasingly visible in recent weeks, driven by the still-divisive personality of former President Donald Trump — but also by issues such as vaccines and mandates and by the prospect of big Republican gains in the elections of 2022 and 2024.

This week's focus has been on Republican governors declaring their independence not only from the former president but from present party leaders in Washington.


In some cases, the governors are reacting to Trump's meddling in their home state politics. Here we have Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term-limited but has backed a candidate to succeed him. Trump has endorsed someone else, adding that Hogan himself is "toxic" and "a Republican in name only [who] has been terrible for our country and against the America First Movement."

Asked about Trump taking sides, Hogan replied: "I'd prefer endorsements from people who didn't lose Maryland by 33 points," referring to Trump's blowout loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state last year.

more...

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/27/1058946643/trump-test-republican-democrats-unity
Posted by babylonsister | Sat Nov 27, 2021, 11:49 AM (3 replies)

Anti-Vax Republican On Ventilator In ICU

https://crooksandliars.com/2021/11/anti-vax-republican-ventilator-icu

Anti-Vax Republican On Ventilator In ICU
Another anti-vax Trump lover is suffering from COVID
By John Amato — November 27, 2021


The Metro Times is reporting that Wayne County Republican Trump lovin' loon William Hartmann, the former vice-chairman of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers has been in intensive care since early November.

Hartmann, like other MAGA wackos refused to certify the county’s election after Joe Biden won and made believe Covid 19 was nothing more than a money grab of some sort.

Hartmann has attacked all vaccines and equated any government attempts to get people vaccinated to Nazi Germany.


As we've been documenting, more and more COVID deniers are being infected and are facing the wrath of the virus.

It truly is a shame that Michigan Department of Health and Human Services between October 7 to November 5, 76% of the people will who died from COVID were unvaccinated.

And that's due to their fears, ignorance and people egged on by people like Hartmann, others like him, Fox News and almost all of right-wing media.

I never wish anyone to become ill no matter how I disagree with them, but if you're going to flaunt insane conspiracy theories and anti-vax nonsense that help others get infected and die then don't ask me to feel bad for you.
https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1463896846619885574?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1463896846619885574%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcrooksandliars.com%2F2021%2F11%2Fanti-vax-republican-ventilator-icu
Posted by babylonsister | Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:19 AM (55 replies)

'Toxic is spot-on': House members describe roiling animosity among lawmakers


'Toxic is spot-on': House members describe roiling animosity among lawmakers
By Lauren Fox, CNN
Updated 11:24 AM ET, Wed November 24, 2021


(CNN)Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment, wrought with bitter exchanges, threats and fears about what the erosion of decorum in the chamber will mean for a body that has still not recovered 10 months after the Capitol Hill riot.

In interviews with more than a dozen members, CNN heard from Democrats and some Republicans who say things are as bad as they can remember, with no sign things will get better soon, and the fears and concerns aren't just coming from members, but their families as well.

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On the outskirts of the House chamber, metal detectors are still stationed at every door, a reminder of the fears that remain. And an effort to investigate the root cause of the attack on January 6 has been politicized and met with resistance by most Republicans. Some have even downplayed whether the events of that day were all that bad. It's a constant reminder for some members about the state of their workplace.

"January 6th made things so much worse. I was on the floor that day. That was a forever life-changing moment on a personal level, but it was also a moment that changed Congress," Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from Illinois, told CNN. "It started with the incessant lies that weren't challenged and were amplified to January 6th to a member of Congress threatening lives of friends and colleagues."


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Standing on the steps of the US House Friday, Bustos told CNN that all of the bitterness and lies impacted her decision not to run for reelection.

"My interns are down there," she pointed. "I always write them five pieces of advice and one of those is 'don't take things personally.' I've tried to live that in politics. This, you can't help but take personally. All of this has contributed to the fact that I'm not running again. I want to love what I do. I want to love who I work with. I want to respect the people I work with and that has been compromised in ways that I hope can be repaired at some point, but right now I do not feel like I can repair."


more...

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/congress-anger-house-fights/index.html
Posted by babylonsister | Sat Nov 27, 2021, 07:00 AM (32 replies)

Tick Tick Boom True Story: The Real Jonathan Larson, Rent & How Much Happened

https://screenrant.com/tick-tick-boom-movie-true-story-jonathan-larson/


Tick Tick Boom True Story: The Real Jonathan Larson, Rent & How Much Happened
Tick, Tick... Boom! is a semi-autobiographical musical based on Jonathan Larson's life, which incorporates his true story and legacy with Rent.
By Jordan Williams

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Jonathan Larson’s True Friendship With Stephen Sondheim

Although it seems incredible that a young artist with Stephen Sondheim routinely reading his work would have trouble getting musicals produced, Tick, Tick… Boom!’s working friendship between Jon and one of the greatest composers of all time is true. When Larson was in college, he came into contact with Sondheim, who famously wrote iconic musicals like West Side Story, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. After beginning a rapport with his idol, Jon began submitting his work to Sondheim for review, who would often write recommendation letters to producers on Larson’s behalf.

Throughout Tick, Tick... Boom!, Andrew Garfield's character is constantly comparing himself to Sondheim’s timeline of achievements, proving just how much he idolizes the artist. In an important moment, Stephen Sondheim (Bradley Whitford) shows up to see the workshop for Superbia, a show Sondheim really did give Larson notes on. Tick, Tick… Boom! is filled with homages and references to Sondheim, including the song “Sunday” - which features a plethora of iconic Broadway actors in the movie - that Larson composed as a tribute to Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. The end of Tick, Tick...Boom!’s movie also features Jon getting a call from Sondheim, telling him Superbia is first-rate and has a future, just like Jon. Director Lin-Manuel Miranda told The New Yorker that he originally wrote Sondheim’s voicemail to say “I have a feeling you’re going to have a very bright future,” but Sondheim told him it sounded too cliché. In a poetic appreciation of his once mentee and official rewrite, Sondheim decided to change the final voicemail to commending Jon’s play and future as first-rate, with Sondheim even cameoing to voice himself in the scene.

more...

https://screenrant.com/tick-tick-boom-movie-true-story-jonathan-larson/
Posted by babylonsister | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:05 PM (1 replies)

Bannon Defense Team Makes Odd Request To Make All Case Documents Public


Posted on Fri, Nov 26th, 2021 by Jason Miciak
Bannon Defense Team Makes Odd Request To Make All Case Documents Public


As near all know, Steve Bannon, an off and on member of the Trump camp, has been arrested and charged with felony contempt of Congress due to ignoring a subpoena to appear. The criminal trial will proceed just like any other except with greater scrutiny and more sensitive documents. As often happens in politically charged cases involving executive privilege, attorneys last week agreed that the judge should enter an order that all discovery passed between the parties be kept secret.

But that was last week. This week, Bannon’s team filed a motion requesting that the court release the documents. Bannon’s legal “angle” in this assertion is difficult to discern.

According to the Washington Post:

Bannon, 67, pleaded not guilty last week to contempt-of-Congress charges, and his legal team previously argued that the case would be more complicated by agreeing to the prosecution’s protective order for discovery.

Members of the public should make their own independent judgment as to whether the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to a just result based upon all the facts,” said a statement provided to The Washington Post on behalf of Bannon. “In the opposition filed today, Mr. Bannon asked the judge to follow the normal process and allow unfettered access to and use of the documents.”


Yes, as most know, generally, criminal case files are available to the public. This is how the media is able to report assertions and evidence in the case. Though, as said above, it is difficult to precisely discern Bannon’s motive, there is an indication in the language of the document. Bannon wants the “public” (aka MAGAs) involved, such that the MAGAs can put the DOJ and Committee on trial and make the DOJ appear to be operating out of bounds in this case.

more...

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/11/26/bannon-defense-team-makes-odd-request-to-make-all-case-documents-public.html
Posted by babylonsister | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 08:04 PM (5 replies)

Peter Navarro Says He Wanted 'Baby' Dr. Anthony Fauci 'Strangled In His Crib'


Peter Navarro Says He Wanted 'Baby' Dr. Anthony Fauci 'Strangled In His Crib'
He appealed to former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to boot Fauci because Donald Trump was busy and "I'm an economics guy," he told Steve Bannon.
Mary Papenfuss
11/25/2021 11:50pm EST


Donald Trump’s fervent supporter and former trade adviser Peter Navarro slipped off the rails in a ridiculous interview with Steve Bannon, recounting how he urged one-time White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to “strangle that [Dr. Anthony] Fauci baby in his crib.”

Navarro, who has no background in science or public health, baselessly claimed the nation’s top infectious disease expert had lied repeatedly about COVID-19 and compared him to Adolf Hitler in the interview on Bannon’s “War Room” Wednesday.


He told Trump’s former White House strategist that he urged Trump twice to fire Fauci, but “I’m like ... the economics guy,” and the president had “all this stuff going on,” Navarro recounted.

Meanwhile, he said, “coward” Mulvaney and the White House press office were “quivering in their knees at the thought they might take any blowback if Fauci got fired.”

Navarro said he told Mulvaney: “This is like Churchill with Hitler — strangle that Fauci baby in his crib.”

https://twitter.com/i/status/1463892878581714945

more...

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/peter-navarro-steve-bannon-anthony-fauci-strangled-covid_n_61a03f59e4b0f398af10d110
Posted by babylonsister | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 08:36 AM (14 replies)

Eric Trump Again Lays Claim to 'The Dumb One' By Threatening to Sue for Burner Accusation

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/11/25/eric-trump-again-lays-claim-to-the-dumb-one-by-threatening-to-sue-for-burner-accusation.html

Posted on Thu, Nov 25th, 2021 by Jason Miciak
Eric Trump Again Lays Claim to ‘The Dumb One’ By Threatening to Sue for Burner Accusation


Eric Trump is unhappy and because Eric is a Trump, when unhappy, he sues. Because that’s how one finds happiness.

Yesterday, Rolling Stone published the story that shook the nation, one asserting that January 6th rally organizers paid cash for burner phones and used those phones in a particularly specific manner:

The three sources say Kylie Kremer took one of the phones and used it to communicate with top White House and Trump campaign officials, including Eric Trump, the president’s second-oldest son, who leads the family’s real-estate business; Lara Trump, Eric’s wife and a former senior Trump campaign consultant; Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff; and Katrina Pierson, a Trump surrogate and campaign consultant.


Eric has always been known as the dumb one, which is a breathtaking achievement and one that shouldn’t be blithely assumed, nor handed out without clear evidence setting oneself apart from the others. But Eric is doing his best to lay claim to the title by threatening to sue Rolling Stone for defamation.

Really dumb idea. The smart move would be to simply release a statement saying; “I have no idea why anyone would want a “burner phone” to talk to me about the rally. I took the calls and would have taken the calls from whatever phone. I did nothing wrong.”

more...

https://www.politicususa.com/2021/11/25/eric-trump-again-lays-claim-to-the-dumb-one-by-threatening-to-sue-for-burner-accusation.html
Posted by babylonsister | Thu Nov 25, 2021, 09:47 PM (7 replies)

The Rittenhouse Verdict Will Backfire on Republicans

https://prospect.org/the-rittenhouse-verdict-will-backfire-on-republicans/

The American Prospect
Home
The Rittenhouse Verdict Will Backfire on Republicans
by Robert Kuttner
November 24, 2021

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But think a little harder. Most Americans do not feel safer with 17-year-old trigger-happy vigilantes patrolling their communities with AR-15s. If Kyle Rittenhouse is the new face of the Republican Party, that’s a win for Democrats.

Most of the white American public is less racist than Republicans would like to believe. The murder convictions in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery demonstrate that even in the deep south vigilantes are not invariably given impunity. After the police murder of George Floyd, two-thirds of Americans approved of the Movement for Black Lives. That approval has declined some, but has stabilized at around 55 percent. After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of Floyd’s murder in May 2021, three-quarters of Americans approved of the verdict.

Early polls show that a majority of Americans were uneasy about the Ritttenhouse acquittal. A YouGov poll found that a large majority of Democrats and a plurality of independents felt Rittenhouse was guilty of murder.

A Morning Consult poll found that 71 percent of Republicans but only 43 percent of all those polled approved of the verdict. A plurality also said the verdict gave them less confidence in the criminal justice system.

The strategy of lionizing vigilantes like Rittenhouse may deepen Republican support in hard-core Trump country. It will be a gift to Democrats in suburban swing districts where the 2022 midterms will be decided.
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