Saturday, September 18, 2021

Could Ron DeSantis go to jail for this?

 

If this isn't illegal corruption punishable with jail time, the legal experts will have to explain to me 'why not.' The demented Florida gov. Ron DeSantis has been pushing the anti-body treatment for some time now. Just recently it was revealed the drug used, Regeneron, is a product of DeSantis' top donor, Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel, a Chicago-based hedge fund. The fund owns $15.9 million in shares of Regeneron Pharmaceutical Inc.

In August DeSantis "ramped up" his recommendation of the drug, while he strongly puts down the virus vaccine along with anti-masking. For the record, Florida has 3,530,742 cases, 50,817 deaths. Haven't seen any figures whether this strategy is working for the state, but Florida regularly disguises or lies about their coronavirus figures. Take a look at DeSantis in this video espousing misinformation accusing others of misinformation...



Did you see DeSantis' bobblehead moron to his left. In summary, when you combine this imbecile's fraudulent act of promoting the product of a political donor who has given him millions, plus the killing machine's Florida resident deaths due to his recommendation to avoid the vaccine, yes, it's time for this moron to go to jail.



Thursday, September 16, 2021

WATCH Pres.-elect Joe Biden charges Donald Trump in Jan. 6 Capitol Riots

 

Just before entering office, Pres.-elect Joe Biden urged Donald Trump to do the right thing and call off his goons rioting at the U.S. Capitol. Since this incident, a precedent in U.S. history, the American public has come to the conclusion democracy is under attack in this country...
"51% say it is likely that elected officials in the US will successfully overturn the results of a future election because their party did not win."

Here's the video where Pres.-elect Biden appeals to Americans to think about what they are doing and stop the insurrection... 


More from the CNN poll...

"Nearly all Americans feel that democracy in the US is at least being tested: 93% total say that democracy is either under attack (56%) or being tested but not under attack (37%). A scant 6% say that American democracy is in no danger."

I did a blog back in February, "America in Conflict," that illustrates the turmoil going on in the U.S., which mirrors the components of the CNN poll. The question is, are we going to let this lawless group of insurrectionists take over our country, or will Democracy and the sanity of a government for the real people prevail?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

WATCH how anti-vaxxers kill innocent heart patient

 

Rachel Maddow covers a tragedy caused by anti-vaxxer overflow in hospital ICUs. Here's the scenario...

Ray DeMonia, who died in a Mississippi hospital 200 miles from his home in Alabama after his family says the hospital there "contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed."

Can you imagine the horror DeMonia and his wife must have been going through feverishly driving from hospital to hospital, and being turned away with a condition the hospitals must have known could kill DeMonia? I find it hard to believe not one of these medical facilities couldn't have saved this man's life??? Here is Rachel Maddow's take...


Anti-Vaxxers killed this man
in their cold-bloodied refusal of  the Covid-19 vaccine. By the way, Ray DeMonia was vaccinated.

Read more: "Covid Hospitalizations Hit Crisis Levels in Southern I.C.U.s"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Watch Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis caught in a lie

 

Here's what happened in DeSantis' lawsuit...

“The vaccine changes your RNA, so for me that’s a problem,” said Darris Friend, a 22-year city employee who is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Gainesville government over its vaccine requirements for all municipal employees. “We don’t want to have the vaccine. It’s about our freedom and liberty.”

The Covid-19 vaccine, of course, does not alter our RNA. DeSantis, standing close by, studied the find his next lie. Watch DeSantis on video get caught in a lie...


The great mimicker of Donald Trump kills Florida residents in a keenly orchestrated plan. Read more.


Monday, September 13, 2021

Climate deniers are just as bad or worse than anti-vaxxwes/maskers

 

Yes, the monkey is on our back to stop the devastating changes taking place in our atmosphere, and according to leading scientists we don't have much time. This is what the scientific experts have to say...

#1 Humans are causing rapid and widespread warming
#2 Extreme weather is on the rise and will keep getting worse

 #3 If humans cut emissions, the worst impacts are avoidable

It would seem that number one is a guide to how we can slow, then stop two and three. Greta Thunberg is only 19, but she was an activist against global warming in 2018 when she was only 15, and for her efforts was included in Time's 100 most influential people, the youngest Time Person of the Year, inclusion in the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women (2019), and three consecutive nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize (2019–2021). All saving the environment.

It's not that the issue hasn't gained plenty of attention. In November of 2019...

"The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Monday that it would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change..."

This stupid move by the ex-White House lunatic was quickly righted by President Joe Biden on his first day in office, January 20, 2021. Since then, "some 200 scientists convened by the United Nations all but demanded on Monday [Aug. 9] that the nations immediately band together to cut emissions." When this "ricocheted" around the world...
"it only underscored the challenge ahead: getting the world’s biggest polluters and its most vulnerable countries to cooperate against a grave global threat."

 Right now the West is on fire from conditions that stem from a heat wave that can only be said to result in an environmental fiasco culminating in disaster. Lake Tahoe was all but destroyed by fire and the Dixie fire north of Sacramento grew by 22,000 acres overnight on September 10, now a monstrous 950,591 acres. And, the lightning that expanded Dixie has also ignited new fires in the area. California abounds in wildfires with no chance yet of full containment.

"how a series of Atlantic Ocean currents have reached "an almost complete loss of stability over the last century" as the planet continues to warm."

It is the analysis of ocean temperature and salinity that confirms the weakening of circulation concluding...
"If current trends continue unabated, they may slow to a dangerous level or even shut down entirely."

Can you imagine the catastrophe in the complete shutting down of ocean currents? "The series of currents in question is known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC for short." And here is what was found...

"The study reinforces earlier scientific studies which found the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation system to be at its weakest in 1,600 years."

Unfortunately, the American public isn't as concerned about the climate change problem as scientists are...

Morning Consult's Lisa Martine Jenkins reports, "Since May, the share of adults who say they are 'very concerned' about climate change has fluctuated between 38% and 42%. In September 2020, 48% of U.S. adults said they were 'very concerned' about the impact of climate change on the environment, and 39% said the same of its impact on the economy. The share who say they are 'very concerned' about the impact of natural disasters on their own communities has hovered between 32% and 39% over the course of the summer."

The conclusion of anyone who has full control of all their senses and a rational

brain that points to all the disasters that are occurring right in front of them has to be immediate action! It is the deniers, however, that we must continue to worry about.

There are several recent articles on climate change worth reading. Here are some:

5 takeaways from the major new U.N. climate report.

Five Genuinely Useful Things You Can Do to Fight Climate Change

What part of the US is safest from climate change?








 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Republicans are usurping our democracy from Texas to No. Carolina

 

This is one of those 'I can't believe I'm reading this.' From the obtuse state of Texas...

"Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill requiring all Texans to submit to counselling before being allowed to vote."

 You might wonder what this is all about until you realize that Abbott, himself, is

desperately in need of counseling to determine what happened to his brain. To even consider a bill of this nature reveals the uncertainty Republicans feel in their chances to win an election fairly in Texas. This lunatic is just added to the growing number of GOP in the U.S. who have realized they can't win in a fair and equal competition. They have to cheat.

Donald Trump cheated at everything as the worst president this country has ever known. He lost but left behind idiots like Abbott and countless others in offices of power throughout the country. Salon says, "North Carolina has become a laboratory to subvert democracy." With Republicans controlling both houses of the legislature, under a Democrat governor, they have come on strong suppressing the minority vote among other outlandish moves.

They control the legislature by gerrymandering the voting districts to favor the GOP, something that takes place with a new census and partisan control like No. Carolina's legislature. Salon says you can thank David Lewis for the state's "diseased" nature. He was successful in his "partisan design," but recently pled guilty for siphoning funds for personal use. That's another Republican failing, they can't keep their hands off the money.

The Supreme Court recently showed its rightest colors by refusing to act on Texas's new abortion law, allowing the state to proceed with its recognition. Not for abortion, but the U.S. House just introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, also known as H.R. 4. Slate explains...
"H.R. 4 essentially overturns the Supreme Court’s recent attacks on voting rights: Its central provisions give both the Justice Department and federal courts sweeping authority to block voter suppression laws. But one crucial section takes a more creative approach: The House bill actually repeals the court’s own rules for deciding election-related cases—which strongly favor states’ ability to suppress votes—replacing them with voter-friendly directives that would force the justices to safeguard equal suffrage."

There is, of course, some doubt in its passage through the Senate unless the Dems

can also somehow get rid of the filibuster. The New York Times said, "In the Dead of Night, the Supreme Court Proved It Has Too Much Power," reconfirming a recent notion from the Democrats that now is the time for Biden to pack the court to the left by the addition of justices. Just as Moscow Mitch prevented the appointment of Merrick Garland, Biden must move ahead to right this wrong.

But getting back to the warped reasoning of Greg Abbott, take a look at this ludicrous but laughable retort from Absent Abbott...

“Sometimes, a person is upset with their situation and thinks that voting is the only answer,” the Governor said. “A counsellor can sit with them, pray with them, and help them make the right choice.”

Yeah, "help them" as in guaranteeing a vote for Republicans. What has this country come to??? 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's destruction of the state of Texas

 

To say the least, Texas is an undemocratic state with a ruthless authoritarian ruling over a coronavirus pandemic that has killed 57,921 Texans. Today there were 18,573 new cases and 297 deaths. Yet lamebrain Greg Abbott keeps telling his constituents he has everything under control. And apparently they believe him since there is no robust recall in progress. More from Change.org...

"Governor Greg Abbott is getting Texans killed daily in record numbers because he has failed to listen to the scientists in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic."

It's a sign of the new "Republican Times" that you stick your head in the sand and ignore science from every angle possible, just to appease some moronic supporters. Here's the Washington Post's take on how Abbott's Texas is showing us what post-democracy America would look like...

"Thanks to a series of actions by the Texas legislature and governor, we now see exactly what the Trumpified Republican Party wants: to take us to an America where women cannot get abortions, even in cases of rape and incest; an America where almost everybody can openly carry a gun in public, without license, without permit, without safety training and without fingerprinting; and an America where law-abiding Black and Latino citizens are disproportionately denied the right to vote."

Neither I nor most all of my liberal friends want an America as described above. If

you are a balanced, intelligent, fair-minded individual, you consider these dictatorial attributes right out of the dark ages. But not Greg Abbott who seems to have returned to that period in the way he is running the state of Texas. The new abortion law will certainly be challenged since it is, in effect, illegal according to Roe. v Wade. Pres. Biden has stepped in and said as much.

Change.org is on the attack to remove Greg Abbott with a petition you can sign here...

"By signing this petition, you are urging the Texas Senate to investigate and remove Governor Abbott based on the Chapter 665 of the Texas Government Code."

You can add to the above a new gun law that is perhaps one of the most positive in the U.S. allowing literally anyone to buy a gun with virtually no restrictions on the purchase. Finally, the state passed a bill restricting the voting rights of people of color and others in general when it comes to voting by mail. I like to view the latter with the observation that the only way Republicans can win an election is to control it with ridiculous laws like this.

Right now Joe Biden doesn't have the horsepower with a close Senate and House to do damage on the Republicans. Add to that "supposed Democrats" like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, misguided mavericks in the Senate who have their own agenda, one that isn't compatible with the Democrats' mission. But, if--and I say this "if" optimistically-- 2022 yields the results that will solidify the left, it could be the time to change the GOP to the FOP, Former Old Party. Peace 

Here's an example of Texas's idiot governor in a statement late Thursday: "'things are looking good' in the Lone Star State when it comes to battling COVID-19." This is freaking unbelievable! Abbott is certifiably insane.

Read more here: "The Case for the Second Amendment"




Could Ron DeSantis go to jail for this?

  If this isn't illegal corruption punishable with jail time, the legal experts will have to explain to me 'why not.' The dement...