‘That’s not stealing you idiot’: Rand Paul slammed for attack on absentee ballots

When the dumb get dumber…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) came under withering criticism on Monday afternoon after he attacked the use of absentee ballots in a tweet linking to a piece in the American Conservative.The Kentucky Republican selected a quote from the piece that stated, “Seeding an area heavy with potential Democratic vote…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/rand-paul-2656170282/

WATCH: Brawl breaks out on Christmas Eve flight over comments about wearing a mask

C’mon people! It’s Christmas!

According to a report from TMZ, a brawl broke out on a Los Angeles to Memphis flight on Christmas Eve after one passenger confronted another about not wearing his mask during the resurgent Covid pandemic.The report notes that an unidentified passenger wearing a blue jacket had reportedly been loud a…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/airline-fight/

Attendees at Trump-allied conference now feel sick — and they say someone attacked them with anthrax

Sigh. It’s just so incredibly asinine….

Several people who attended the Trump-allied “Reawaken America” conference earlier this month now claim to be feeling sick.However, instead of contemplating the idea that they all gave one another COVID-19, they’re reportedly blaming unidentified external sources whom they claim attacked them with w…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-supporters-anthrax/

The emperor has no clothes: Trump supporters are abandoning former president as his weaknesses are exposed

Hmmm…it’s still early, but…

In two separate pieces published on Tuesday, longtime conservative commentators explained that while Donald Trump still looks like the frontrunner for the 2024 GP presidential nomination, there are warning signs that his influence in the Republican Party is waning as his act grows old and fans seem…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-weakness/

‘Get them ready now’: Matt Gaetz and Steve Bannon discuss plan to take over government with ‘shock troops’

Crazy men. With microphones.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Thursday talked with conservative broadcaster Steve Bannon about a plan to use “4,000 shock troops” to take over the jobs of federal government employees.Bannon has previously said that the so-called “shock troops” need to be prepared prior to Republican control of the exec…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/matt-gaetz-steve-bannon-shock-troops/

‘Certifiably nuts’: Lauren Boebert posts Christmas photo of her four sons brandishing assault rifles

This is absolutely ridiculous. And not in a funny way.

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert posted a photo of her young children brandishing assault rifles in front of a Christmas tree on Tuesday.
Her post came three days after Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie drew intense backlash for a similar photo. It also came one week to …
— Read on www.rawstory.com/lauren-boebert-tweets-christmas-photo-of-her-young-children-brandishing-rifles/

Melania Trump is implicated in White House cover-up of Trump’s COVID test: columnist

All in all, they’re just nasty, nasty, people…

The scandal over the White House reportedly covering up Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test prior to a 2020 debate with Joe Biden has ensnared Melania Trump, according to one political columnist.The revelations were reportedly made in a forthcoming book by former Trump White House chief of staff M…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/melania-trump-implicated-in-white-house-cover-up-of-trumps-diagnosis-report/

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/