Friday, July 23, 2021

I Didn't Say It

Mitch McConnell, urging people—well, to be fair, mostly Republicans—to get vaccinated:

“It never occurred to me after three highly effective vaccines were developed in under a year that we’d have difficulty getting Americans to take the shots, but that’s obviously where we are. These shots need to get in everybody’s arm as rapidly as possible or we’re going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don’t yearn for that we went through last year. I don’t know how I could be any more clear than I have been. I’ve been saying the same thing about vaccinations all along the way. Others can say whatever they choose to say, but this is something I think I’m a good example of, something I know the answer to. It is not at all unclear that the way to avoid getting back in the hospital is to get vaccinated. I want to encourage everybody to do that and to ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice.”

Um, Bitch, er, Mitch? I don’t recall you standing side-by-side with the current president urging people to get vaccinated. I don’t recall you pushing it at all until you realized that with this Delta Variant only the unvaccinated seem to be dying, which means your constituents. And only then, when you realized your supporters might die, have you spoken up, so you can take your earnest little statement and shove it up your ass because you are part of the problem.

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Sean Hannity, Fox News, urging his audience to get the COVID vaccine:

“Please take COVID seriously, I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more deaths. Research like crazy, talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety. Take it seriously. I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination.”

Hannity downplayed the deadliness of the virus for a year but now that it’s his audience most likely to become infected and die, he’s also suddenly speaking out. Pandering hack; meanwhile, also at Fox …

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Brian Kilmeade, Fox News, not really pushing for people to be vaccinated, but flip-flopping on listening to a president dispense healthcare advice:

“Now that vaccines are open to everyone and information expertise are everywhere, why does it matter how many COVID cases we have in this country? Now that we all have a choice in how to handle our personal health including vaccines, distancing, masks, why do we need the president of the United States and Facebook to shut us down and shut down our lives once again? And for those of you who think it’s just a California problem, you are wrong. It’s now a Las Vegas problem, and soon every liberal city will soon follow suit. We have seen this movie. But let’s get this straight. 97 percent of COVID hospitalizations are unvaccinated people who, by the way, made their own choice not to be vaccinated. And if you need a reason to get vaccinated, I guess you just got one. But, since when do we count on the president of the United States for healthcare advice? Let me answer that, we do not, but that isn’t stopping him from offering up his unsolicited unscientific input.”

People still aren’t getting the vaccine or masking or socially distancing, and so they and now dying.

It’s funny that Kilmeade pushed all of Thing 45’s cures last year, the bleach and hydroxychloroquine and anything else, when 600,000+ people were dying, but he doesn’t push a vaccine because … Democrat.

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Mitt Romney, a Republican urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling the rising politicization of vaccines within his party “moronic”:

“It’s grossly misfortunate and a huge human cost to have made vaccination political. After all, [Thing 45] and his supporters take credit for developing the vaccine, why the heck won’t they take advantage of taking the vaccine they received plaudits for having developed?”

Short answer: ignorance. Fed by the GQP and Fox News. Yes, MAGAts get their medical advice from people like Fucker Carlson and Steve Scalise.

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Madison Cawthorn, poster boy for the modern-day Hitler youth, also at CPAC, lying about Democrats going  door-to-door to push people to get vaccinated:

“They’re starting to talk about going door-to-door to take the vaccines to the people. Think about the mechanisms they would have to build to be able to actually execute that massive of a thing. And then think about what else those mechanisms could be used for. They could then go door-to-door take your guns. They could go door-to-door to take your bibles.”

He really has a pretty little mouth that would be better put to use with a dick in it.

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Luke Prokop, pro hockey player, coming out just weeks before entering his first NHL training camp with the Nashville Predators:

“While the past year and a half has been crazy, it has also given me the chance to find my true self. I am no longer scared to hide who I am. Today I am proud to publicly tell everyone that I am gay. It has been quite the long journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out. From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink and improve my chances of fulfilling my dreams. I wouldn’t be able to do this without my amazing family, friends and agents—who have known this about me and met me with love every step of the way. I hope that in sharing who I am I can help other people see that gay people are welcome in the hockey community, as we work to make sure hockey truly is for everyone. I may be new to the [LGBTQ+] community but I am eager to learn about the strong and resilient people who came before me, and paved the way so I could be more comfortable today. This is just the beginning of my journey and I am anxious to see where it takes me both in hockey and in life.”

Welcome out, Luke, and please accept, as our gift from KOMO HQ, the Official Coming Out Toaster Oven™ and a copy of the Gay Agenda.

Your giant step will help so many, especially athletes, step out, too. So, thanks and, again, Welcome out.

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16 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Yay for Luke Prokop! Glad you had his toaster oven (TM) ready!
As for Repugs and MAGAts dying of Covid when there's a vaccine they could have taken BUT refused? No sympathy. None. Not a stitch. Nada. Zilch.

Fuck Cawthorn. Or better, don't.

XOXO

the dogs' mother said...

(Luke Prokop)
xoxo :-)

Helen Lashbrook said...

"Madison Cawthorn, poster boy for the modern-day Hitler youth" - love it; I can just see him belting out the Horst Wessel lied while wearing the smart black and silver SS uniform (after graduating from the Hitler Jugend of course)! Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler would have adored Madison, so Germanic, so Arian.

Steve Reed said...

Bravo for Luke. You know, even if Mitch and Sean are too little too late, at least they're FINALLY saying something. Regardless of their motives, I'm just glad I'm finally hearing them tell people to get the damn shot. Of course, extremists aren't going to listen to them anyway, and that's pure Darwin.

Mistress Maddie said...

Oh god, spare me Mitch Fucking McTurtle.....I almost got sick with dry hives....but then did vomit when Madison Cawthorn showed up! Silly gimp.

Fuck Em!

Dave R said...

Mitch is growing concerned with his constituents dying off.

And Hannity suddenly flipflopped and claims he never says what he said... ratings no doubt.

I don't know why, but for some reason Madison always looks as though someone has just whacked him across the forehead with a baseball bat.

Luke... may the force be with you.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Props to Prokop! Mitt Romney, the voice of reason. Who woulda thunk it?

As for Cawthorn, no thanks. I would not want that mouth anywhere near any part of me.

Michael said...

I have a good friend who has a neighbor that is a fervent Trump supporter. Also an anti masker and anti vaxxer. My friend told me that his employer told their employees that they all had to get their vaccines or they'd lose their job. (I have no idea where he worked). He refused to get it, so they fired him. A couple of weeks later, he found out he had colon cancer and now has no health insurance. How did getting a vaccine become so damn political?

The Cool Cookie said...

Senate Majority Leader Yurtle the Turtle: "I don’t know how I could be any more clear than I have been." I call bullshit.

Hannity Profanity: "Please take COVID seriously, I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more deaths." Wait a minute. Exactly how many people had to died until we reached a point when Trump's Asseater finally has enough? I would have said one was too many. But now that it is in the heart of Red America? Dear gawd, not that? Had he said this in December when the shots came out that would have been a public service. Instead, he is complicite.

Bob said...

@Six
Luckily, we always have the Toaster Oven™ in stock!
I don't really wish illness or death on people but after a year where we lost 600,000+ lives in this country and to still refuse a vaccine, well, maybe you need to go.

@TDM
A little bright spot in this week's quotes!
xoxo

@Helen
Madison is evil AND stupid which is a deadly combo.

@Steve
I was kinda feeling the same abut McTurtle and Hannity, until Hannity says now he was misquoted and would never tell anyone to get a vaccine.

@Maddie
Those do can, as dear AM would have said, FOAD.

@Dave
Madison is a hot piece, but then he opens his mouth and you see what a racist illiterate lying POS he is and suddenly he's just plain ugly.

@Mitchell
Yes, every so often Mittsy surprises.

@Michael
I read about an anti-vaxxer who nearly died, but somehow survived and still says he won't get the vaccine. This is what we are dealing with. COVID became political when Thing 45 balked at mask wearing and his little trolls followed suit; and now they won't get the vaccine because they think it's what Biden wants ... even though all their Fox news fools, and Thing 45 and that whole family, have been vaccinated.

@Cookie
Both those fools are just trying to save their ratings and their constituents from dying off.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm thrilled with Luke Prokop's coming out. The NHL is the last bastion of the closet in men's sports. Luke is from my city of Edmonton too.

Bob said...

@Debra
I was very impressed that a hockey player would come out.
Now, if others would follow suit ...

Bohemian said...

It never made sense to me why the ReTrumplican Politicians are in such a hurry to kill off their constituents, their Madness has become so self-destructive that they're Partnering with Natural Selection to thin their own Herd. To spite the rest of us they Imagine, what a Laugh, good riddance, that Gene Pool needs correcting.

Janie Junebug said...

After months of hearing that the virus was a hoax and the vaccine would do horrible things to people, why would anyone listen to those who are now encouraging them to get vaccinated. I know how this plays out. Their followers will say that they've been forced to encourage vaccinations and if they don't, then they and their families will be executed by Barack Obama. My big question is, why doesn't Mitch have lips?

Love,
Janie

Travel said...

99% of COVID deaths in the USA last month were people who have chosen not to be vaccinated, 99%!

Steve Reed said...

Re. Sean: Ugh! I can't keep track of the flip-flopping!