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Video of the Week – June 18, 2022

Sen. Rand Paul kept interrupting Dr. Anthony Fauci over the veracity of COVID booster shots for children and teenagers and royalty payments to National Institutes of Health associates.

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Video of the Week – Match 5, 2022

Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis demanding high school students remove their face masks:

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Yeah, You! The Semite One!

Some gifts are best presented as is.  With a verbally-challenged President like Donald Trump, those gifts can be unexpected.  At least that’s what the National Museum of American Jewish History has realized, following yet another gaff by our faux Commander-in-Chief.  In a speech about the beauty of America’s national parks, Trump had trouble pronouncing the Yosemite in Yosemite National Park; a 1200 sqm. (310,798 h) gem in California, perhaps most famous for its astounding giant sequoia trees.

In response, the NMAJ has produced a tee shirt to honor the moment and has already sold 1,500.  Amidst the humor, there is irony.  Untold numbers of die-hard Trump supporters with White supremacist leanings will undoubtedly be horrified to learn their man has created profits for a Jewish institution.

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Dumbest Quote of the Week – August 15, 2020

“The closest thing is in 1917, they say, the great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people, probably ended the Second World War.  All the soldiers were sick.  That was a terrible situation.”

President Donald Trump, incorrectly stating that the 1918-20 Spanish Flu pandemic brought an end to World War II.

Quick world history lesson: World War I ended in November of 1918 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.  World War II began with Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939 and ended with both the collapse of the Nazi regime and the bombing of Japan in 1945.

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Photos of the Week – August 8, 2020

The 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally opened this week in Sturgis, South Dakota with little regard for the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bike aficionados roared into town, sans masks and social distancing.  I have to concede I have no problem with this.  While I haven’t ridden a motorcycle in almost 30 years – and probably wouldn’t now at my age – I fully support this rally and the attendees’ right to navigate as they please.  If I was on bike, traveling down the highway at 100 mph, my biggest concern wouldn’t be a virus flying into my mouth; it’d be a bug!  Or some idiot coming the other way in their over-sized SUV texting.

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Tweet of the Week – August 8, 2020

Discussions between congressional Democrats and Republicans over additional economic relief, including extending unemployment benefits, have broken down – again – as Americans continue struggling with rising personal debts and increased costs of living.

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Worst Quote of the Week – August 8, 2020

“[Children] don’t have a problem, they just don’t have a problem.  It doesn’t have an impact on them.  I’ve watched some doctors say they’re totally immune.”

President Donald Trump, in a video commentary on why schools should re-open, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video had been tweeted out by Trump’s reelection campaign, but was promptly removed by Twitter for violating its newly-minted standards against spreading false information.

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Instagram Moment of the Week – August 1, 2020

In a now deleted Instagram post, semi-singer and desperately untalented actress Madonna praised the words of Donald Trump’s newest medical hero, Dr. Stella “Demon Sperm” Immanuel.

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Tweet of the Week – August 1, 2020

In a now-deleted Tweet, Vance Ginn, the chief economist for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, commented that schools should open since most COVID-19 victims in Texas are elderly or Hispanic.

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Worst Quote of the Week – August 1, 2020

“Hello, you don’t need a mask. There is a cure.”

Stella Immanuel, a Houston-based primary care physician and minister who, in a recent video, declared that the COVID-19 coronavirus can be easily cured.

The video was retweeted by – who else – Donald Trump, which Twitter promptly removed.  Immanuel has already joined the President in touting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19, but also has a history of making particularly outlandish statements — including that the uterine disorder endometriosis is caused by sex with demons that takes place in dreams.

For the curious: incubus.

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