Monthly Archives: July 2021

Ron Johnson Shrugs Off COVID’s Fatality Rate [Video]

Newsweek reports: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has said he is not in favor of vaccine mandates, though suggested an “incredibly deadly disease” could change his mind. Johnson was speaking to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who was guest hosting Laura Ingraham’s The Ingraham Angle on Friday, when he was asked about the possibility of requiring COVID vaccines. There have been than …

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Carlson Mocks “Neurotic Cat Lady” Austin As Fat [Video]

“Today the secretary of defense appeared in public wearing this costume. That’s Mr. Lloyd Austin, ladies and gentlemen, the man in charge of our weapons systems. “What’s he got on there? Is that a welder’s mask? Is it a dental visor? Has Lloyd Austin been cleaning teeth this morning? Nope. Looks like Lloyd Austin is just terrified of COVID. “Well …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Adam Driver and Lady Gaga shine as Mr. and Mrs. Gucci in the trailer for “House of Gucci,” hitting theaters on Nov. 24. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, details the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (Driver) and the downfall of the Gucci family fashion dynasty. Gaga plays socialite Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio’s ex-wife who was tried and convicted of …

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Perkins: “Natural Immunity Is Better Than The Vaccine”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Joe Biden isn’t a doctor, and he’s certainly not your doctor. But that hasn’t stopped the president of the United States from making every Americans’ health decisions for them. The “scare-monger in chief,” as former Civil Rights Division leader Roger Severino calls him, has decided that when it comes to COVID, …

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DOJ Sues TX For Interfering With Transport Of Migrants

The Texas Tribune reports: The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday, asking a federal judge to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that state troopers pull over drivers transporting migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19 as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. The lawsuit comes a day after the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a …

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FBI: Proud Boy Chewed Through 5 Masks During Arrest

The Insider reports: During Daniel Goodwyn’s arrest at his parents’ Texas home on Jan. 29, the FBI learned that at least one individual in the residence believed they had COVID-19, according to court documents filed this week in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The FBI had asked Goodwyn if he was positive and he refused to …

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Disney Orders All Employees To Get Vax Within 60 Days

The Hill reports: The Walt Disney Company is requiring its employees to get the coronavirus vaccine within 60 days. “We are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated,” the company said in a statement Friday. “Employees who aren’t already vaccinated and are working on-site will have 60 …

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Oklahoma GOP Compares Vax Mandates To Holocaust

The Oklahoma News-Press reports: An Oklahoma Republican Party Facebook post on Friday was condemned for likening COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution and murder of millions of Jews. The picture was part of a Facebook post made Friday morning urging Republicans to “politely request” that Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell call a special session to address private employer vaccine mandates. “These …

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Today’s #Headdesk Is From GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik

Talking Points Memo reports: Friday is the 56th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), weighed in with a doozy of a take. What separates Medicare and Medicaid, government programs that cover health care costs for the elderly and poor, from socialism? Republicans asked that exact question in the …

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RNC Lies About Surgeon General’s Mask Guidance

CNN reports: The RNC Research account — which, according to its profile description, focuses on “exposing the lies, hypocrisy, and failed far-left policies of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party” — wrongly said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advocated for parents to wear masks around their unvaccinated children. This is false. Murthy told MSNBC on Wednesday that vaccinated people with unvaccinated …

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South Dakota Gov: No Plan To Address Delta Variant

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even as Republican leaders across the country try to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots in response to a new, more contagious variant that has sent caseloads …

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Fox Host: “All The Hot Spots Are In Huge Dem Cities”

Mediaite reports: “If you look at the map of the United States and show the hot spots, all of the hot spots are in huge Democrat cities. New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles,” Fox News host Jesse Watters said. “Not a lot of Trump voters in those cities.” But take a look at the recent COVID case tracking at the …

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US Hate Group Leader Brian Brown Accused Of Role In Proposed 10 Year Sentence For LGBT Activists In Ghana

NBC News reports: Draft legislation in Ghana would make identifying as gay or even an ally to the LGBTQ community a second-degree felony punishable by five years in prison — with advocating for LGBTQ rights punishable by up to 10 years. The sponsors “attempt to present a section that prohibits abuse and violence against accused LGBT persons,” Rightify Ghana wrote …

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NYC’s Vessel May Close For Good After Latest Suicide

The Daily Beast reports: A popular tourist attraction in New York City may shut down for good after a 14-year-old boy leapt to his death on Thursday—while his loved ones apparently looked on. Stephen Ross, the billionaire chairman of The Related Companies, the global real-estate firm that is behind Hudson Yards, says the development’s marquee art installation might close for …

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DeSantis To Ban Public Schools From Requiring Masks

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will soon sign an executive order that he’s calling the parents’ rights bill that will prevent mask mandates for children attending school in Florida. The governor made the announcement on Friday at Two Meatballs in the Kitchen restaurant in Cape Coral. “I want to empower parents to make the …

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DOJ Rules That Trump’s Tax Returns Must Be Released

CNBC reports: The income tax returns of former President Donald Trump must be released by the IRS to Congress, the Department of Justice said Friday. The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel said in an opinion that the House Ways and Means Committee had made a request with a legitimate legislative purpose to see Trump’s tax returns. The decision comes more …

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FBI Arrests QAnon Ohio Couple In Capitol Riot

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: A man and woman in southwest Ohio are facing multiple federal charges after they were arrested Wednesday by the FBI in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Therese Borgerding of Piqua and Walter Messer, 50, of Englewood both are charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or …

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Half Of 2020 Car Crash Fatalities: No Seat Belt Worn

The Wall Street Journal reports: More drivers have engaged in risky behaviors, like speeding and driving under the influence, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Compounding the problem, safety officials say, these drivers often leave their seat belts unbuckled, raising the potential for deadly consequences. More than half of all crash fatalities last year involved unbelted drivers or occupants, according to the …

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New Docs Show Trump Pressuring DOJ: “Just Say That The Election Was Corrupt And Leave The Rest To Me”

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, so that he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results, according to new documents provided to lawmakers. Mr. …

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Broadway Theaters To Require Vax Proof And Masks

The New York Daily News reports: Broadway audiences, performers and staff will have to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and wear face masks inside the theater at least through October, the Broadway League announced Friday. The policy, which applies to all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City, will require guests to be fully vaccinated, meaning they must show …

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