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Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci throws first pitch of 2020 baseball season.

Mercedes Schlapp

Trump Adviser Mercedes Schlapp Defends Biden ‘Mr Rogers’ comment.

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Best Quotes of the Week – October 17, 2020

“I think this hearing is a sham.  I think it shows real messed up priorities from the Republican Party.  But I am here to do my job, to tell the truth.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, in her opening statement at the start of the confirm hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett

“Politicians should never decide what medical procedures a patient can and cannot receive.”

Nancy Northup, Center for Reproductive Rights, reacting to a court ruling that blocked a 2017 anti-abortion law passed by the Texas State Legislature

“I don’t like to be associated with anything political or with any political campaign.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Good Morning America, 10/15/20

“I don’t get that.  You’re the president.  You’re not like someone’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever.”

Savannah Guthrie, during a live “town hall” meeting with Donald Trump, questioning his retweet of a QAnon-linked conspiracy theory

No to be outdone, Trump made a trite insult at Guthrie during a campaign stop the next day.

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Best Quotes of the Week – September 26, 2020

“You are not listening to what the director of the CDC said.  If you believe that 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, to Sen. Rand Paul during a Senate hearing on COVID-19

“There’s absolutely no evidence that having a cold from a coronavirus in the past does anything to protect us.  If it did, we wouldn’t have the epidemic we’re having right now.”

Dr. Michael Saag, associate dean for global health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to NBC News.

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“I hope that you and the President don’t dislocate your shoulders patting yourselves on the back saying good job.  We are 4% of the world’s population.  We’re 22% of the world’s deaths.  You bragged about the economy growing so fast – your words.  Our unemployment is significantly higher than Germany’s; significantly higher than France’s; twice what Taiwan’s is; almost 3x what South Korea and Japan’s is; much higher than Australia; twice what Britain’s rate is; twice what New Zealand’s rate is.  I mean I know you think the economy is doing well.  But, if you’re talking to your wealthy friends on Wall Street…but things are pretty bad for most working Americans.  They’re going to get worse unless you come up with a real package.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown, reacting to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s statement regarding U.S. economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Mnuchin had said, “I think we’ve made tremendous progress on testing.”

“When you have a president without shame, backed by a party without spine, amplified by a network without integrity, and by social networks that are marinated in conspiracy theories, behind whom are a lot of armed people — if you are not frightened by this, you are not paying attention.”

Thomas Friedman, commenting on Trump’s open refusal to concede if he loses the election, on CNN

Friedman also stated the U.S. is on the verge of a “potential second civil war” if Trump’s insinuations aren’t taken seriously.

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Best Quote of the Week – August 1, 2020

“So it sort of is curious: A man works for us – with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx also highly thought of.  And yet, they’re highly thought of, but nobody likes me.  It can only be my personality.  That’s all.”

President Donald Trump, in a White House press briefing on July 29.

No, Donald, that’s not true.  A handful of people like you: Vladimir Putin, David Duke, most of your family, and a slew of delightfully deranged voters.  I personally pray for the latter group.

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Worst Quote of the Week – July 4, 2020

“Fauci said that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things.  He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.  We haven’t skipped over anything.”

Dan Patrick, Texas Lte. Governor, responding to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony before a Senate committee about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Patrick went on to say, “The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him.  He has been wrong every time, on every issue.  I don’t need his advice anymore.  We’ll listen to a lot of science, we’ll listen to a lot of doctors, and [Gov. Greg Abbott (R)], myself and other state leaders will make the decision.  No thank you, Dr. Fauci.”

As we often say in Texas, ‘Bless his heart.’  Translation: ‘Dumb ass!’  It’s simply impossible to protect stupid people from themselves.  To non-Texans, please don’t consider Patrick typical of everyone here in the Lone Star state; the vast majority of us are considerably more intelligent than the moronic clowns who finagle their way into leadership positions.

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Best Quote of the Week – May 22, 2020

“Now is the time, depending upon where you are or what your situation is, is to begin seriously looking at reopening the economy – reopening the country – to try to get back to some degree of normal.  I’m totally in favor of that if done in the proper way and appropriate setting.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, conceding that a prolonged national lockdown over the COVID19 crisis is unhealthy for the nation, but emphasizes a “prudent” reopening.

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Photo of the Week – March 27, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, at a White House press briefing on March 22, reacts to the incorrigible Donald Trump.

“I’ve been telling the president things he doesn’t want to hear,” Fauci declared.  “I have publicly had to say something different with what he states,” explaining that he’s engaged in “risky business” but insisting that Trump is not and has not been “pissed off” at him to date.  “I don’t want to embarrass him,” Fauci added.

Thankfully, Fauci doesn’t have to worry about embarrassing Trump.  The President does a good job of that all by himself.

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Best Quote of the Week – March 27, 2020

“You’ve got to be realistic.  And you’ve got to understand that you don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, on CNN’s “Prime Time”, on suggestions by Donald Trump that businesses return to normal operations by Easter.

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Best Quote of the Week – March 20, 2020

“We’ll be thankful that we’re overreacting.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

I’ve been listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci for several years now and know that he tells it like it is and doesn’t care about political ideology or shy away from controversy.  Nearly four decades ago, he warned the burgeoning AIDS crisis posed a serious threat to the American health care system.  But the right-wing idiots in the Reagan Administration still perpetuated the myth that only “Those People” could get sick with HIV.  Now, we have another pack of right-wing dumbasses in the White House, and the same bullshit is spewing out.  As far as I’m concerned, Fauci should be the most trust person in America right now.

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