Ivanka Trump getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The irony of this can’t be emphasized enough; considering her father demonstrated complete ineptness in dealing with the pandemic. If I never again hear about the Trump family, it won’t be too soon.
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“We had 15 days to slow the spread turn into one year of lost liberty. What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?”
“If you hate cops just because they’re cops, and you don’t know anything about them, then next time you get in trouble, just call a crackhead.”
“You’re indicating liberty and freedom. I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to the hospital.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, to Rep. Jim Jordan, during a Coronavirus Select Subcommittee hearing
“You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth!”
Supposedly imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Do Internet memes fall into that same category? I guess we could ask Bernie Sanders, the independent-leaning senator from Vermont. When he arrived at the presidential inauguration last week, Sanders maintained pandemic protocol and sat a few feet from others and wore the appropriate face mask. But he also wore a pair of thick mittens hand-made by Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis. Along with a thick parka, he was obviously prepared for the cold New England weather. Nothing is extraordinary about those mittens, but sometimes there’s just no reason something or someone becomes popular.
Sanders’ mitten fashion has sparked plenty of creative imitators in the cyber-world.
Now Tobey Times Crochet has gone further by designing and creating a “Bernie Sanders crochet doll”, complete with parka, mask and mittens. Measuring approximately 9” (22.9 cm), the figure is seated and bears wire-frame glasses and unkempt white hair on a balding scalp.
Ever the good sport, Sanders is using his new-found fame to raise money for charity. And who doesn’t think an old seated alone in a chair during winter is adorable?
“Just 100 days to mask, not forever – 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction.”
– President Elect Joe Biden, urging Americans to wear masks to help stop spread of COVID-19
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
– U.S. Attorney General William Barr, confirming that various complaints by the Trump Administration of voter fraud in the recent elections are unfounded.
“Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up, and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”
– Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, during a press conference Tuesday afternoon after weeks of harassment, threats, and division
Sterling called out President Trump and Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for not condemning ongoing threats made against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife, and numerous elections officials and contractors.
Sterling said the “straw that broke the camel’s back” occurred when a 20-something contractor discovered a noose in front of his home with his name on it after an online video claiming to show him “manipulate data.”
“He just took a job,” Sterling said, adding he chose to have a high-profile job, but the young man who was threatened was just doing his job. “People started accusing him of treason.”
“I am not going to be intimidated by these threats from telling the truth to the American people.”
– Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in an essay for the Washington Post
Donald Trump had terminated Krebs via Twitter on November 17 after CISA rebuked the President’s claims of rampant voter fraud in the November 3 elections. Trump campaign lawyer Joe di Genova had suggested Krebs should be shot.
“Don’t ever use the word smart with me.”
“I wear a mask when needed, when needed I wear masks. I don’t wear a mask like him. Every time you see him he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”
– Donald Trump, to Joe Biden during Tuesday night’s debate
“All this over a mask.”
The mandatory mask issue reached a raucous level at a football game in Logan, Ohio this week, when local officials tried to arrest a woman in the bleachers for refusing to wear a mask.
“It will start getting cooler. Just you watch. . . . I don’t think science knows.”
– President Donald Trump, in response to a reporter’s question about climate change causing wildfires in the Western U.S.
“You know, putting a national lockdown, stay at home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.”
The event’s host asked Barr to explain the “constitutional hurdles for forbidding a church from meeting during Covid-19.” Barr had recently suggested that Sedition Act charges should be carried out against some protestors – even peaceful ones – to maintain the traditional “law and order” status quo conservatives demand every time civil unrest breaks out over civil injustice. It’s ironic he made his comments during Constitution Day, since the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution covers free speech.
“The blue states had tremendous death rates. If you take the blue states deaths out, we are at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”
– Donald Trump, noting the slow decline of positivity case rates and hospitalizations while touting the overall federal response to the outbreak at a White House press briefing.
The pandemic has taken nearly 200,000 American lives so far. Aside from claiming that “blue states” (those with Democratic governors) are insignificant, I’m equally appalled he ended his sentence with a preposition – more proof he’s an idiot.
“I think he made a mistake when he said that. It’s just incorrect information and I called him and he didn’t tell me that and I think he got the message maybe confused, maybe it was stated incorrectly. We’re ready to go immediately as the vaccine is announced and it could be announced in October, it could be announced a little bit after October but once we go we’re ready.”