Fireworks erupt at Senate hearing as Fauci clashes with ‘egregiously incorrect’ Rand Paul over ‘gain of function’ research

Read the story. Enjoy the last line…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his feud with Dr. Anthony Fauci over the conspiracy theory that the National Institute of Health somehow funded the Chinese creation of the coronavirus. At a Senate hearing on Thursday, Paul began with an attack on Fauci, saying that Americans don’t believe him anymor…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/rand-paul-anthony-fauci-lies/

Trump aims to use this Russian tactic to be ‘installed without winning’ in 2024: Yale historian

The stuff of which nightmares are made…

Former president Donald Trump and his GOP supporters are hoping to rely on a tactic that’s common in Russia to return him to the White House in 2024, according to one prominent expert on authoritarianism. “As someone who follows contemporary Russia, there is a Russian phrase that comes to mind, whic…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-2024-election/

Trump can be ‘disqualified’ from running for president again: former White House ethics lawyer

Interesting theory, for sure.

Appearing on CNN on Wednesday morning, former White House ethics czar Richard Painter explained that the U.S. Consitution provides the legal framework to bar former president Donald Trump from running for the Oval Office again in 2024 and beyond.Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Painter — who stated …
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-disqualified-from-presidential-run/

LISTEN: Donald Trump rages at cable news for covering Hurricane Ida ‘all night long’

President Donald Trump was furious at cable news shows for spending Sunday evening reporting on Hurricane Ida as it made landfall in the United States. Speaking to the Todd Starnes show, Trump whined that the networks should be covering the crisis in Afghanistan, which the networks have been covering…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-furious-hurricane-ida-coverage/

‘Nobody’s ever seen a number like this!’ New data reveals just how bad the Trump economy actually was.

Former president Donald Trump was obsessed with the gross domestic product. “Nobody’s ever seen a number like this!” Trump declared at a rally last October, referring to the GDP. As it turns out, Trump was right — but not in a good way. Across Trump’s four years in office, the nation recorded its lo…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-gdp-growth/

Random COVID Thoughts

Just a couple of things..

I’m feeling pretty good about stocking up on disposable masks again.

I’m also glad I kept my Instacart grocery delivery plan.

I’m not happy with the stubborn folks who still refuse the vaccinations. I just don’t get it. I try to understand, but when almost everybody hospitalized with COVID is NOT vaccinated it all seems pretty clear. Just do it. Please. Don’t listen to Tucker. Don’t listen to Laura. They’re not doctors. They lie.

Dale Hansen Is Signing Off, Taking the Anchorman Era With Him – The Ringer

I’m reposting this because Dale Hansen is a legend. One of a kind.

The Dallas sportscaster will end a 41-year run delivering the local news when he retires in September. His style, which has earned him internet fame in recent years, harkens back to a bygone era of broadcast television.
— Read on www.theringer.com/2021/7/22/22589312/dale-hansen-dallas-sportscaster-anchorman-era

Blistering CNN supercut takes aim at Fox and NewsMax for spreading ‘deadly’ propaganda ‘as Americans die’

Kudos to CNN.

In a blistering supercut, CNN took aim Wednesday morning at right-wing media outlets and elected officials for spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations. “607,771 Americans have died of the virus, and 99 percent of the people dying right now are unvaccinated,” New Day hosts…
— Read on http://www.rawstory.com/fox-propaganda/

Trump Justice Dept. secretly obtained New York Times reporters’ phone records – The Washington Post

This is third time in recent weeks the department has disclosed secretly sifting through journalists’ data during the Trump administration.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/new-york-times-phone-records-trump/2021/06/02/c1375918-c407-11eb-93f5-ee9558eecf4b_story.html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.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.ZL1CQ1OAD0apAAEH7HSt6WflTaTfOz_pymyF2mSqu6Q

Trump has billed the Secret Service more than $40,000 this year to use a single room at Mar-a-Lago-Get it While You Can, I Guess

Former President Donald Trump is still making money for his properties at the expense of American taxpayers.The Washington Post reports that Trump has charged the United States Secret Service more than $40,000 this year to use a single room as a workspace in his Mar-a-Lago resort.Records obtained by…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-mar-a-lago-2653059419/

NOT an Onion story…”Secret Service paid $3,000 a month for a bathroom near Jared and Ivanka’s D.C. home” – The Washington Post

Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the couple’s D.C. home, the Secret Service detail assigned to protect the lives of President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom. The solution was costly.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/14/secret-service-bathroom-ivanka-trump-jared-kushner/