Monday, August 02, 2021

A Bitch Trio

Aaron Reitz, Texas' deputy attorney general, has apologized for Tweeting that Simone Biles was a "national embarrassment" when she withdrew from the team gymnastics final. Reitz Tweeted a video of gymnast Kerri Strug, who competed with an injured ankle to help Team USA win gold in 1996, saying:

"Contrast this with our selfish, childish national embarrassment, Simone Biles."

Biles, who is from Houston, has mostly received overwhelming support after she pulled out of the team final and then decided not to compete in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in an effort to focus on her mental health. And in fact, Kerri Strug Tweeted to Biles:

"Sending love to you @Simone_Biles -Team UNITED States of America."

And after, and only after, Aaron Reitz’s ignorant Tweet sparked outrage, and after, and only after he eventually deleted it, did he apologize:

"My personal social media comments do not represent Attorney General Paxton or the office of the attorney general. In a moment of frustration and disappointment, I opined on subjects for which I am not adequately versed. That was an error. I can't imagine what Simone Biles has gone through. Simone Biles is a true patriot and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. I apologize to her and wish her well."

And you, Aaron Reitz, are a Bitch.

Next up, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, er, DeathSantis, who was not in Florida but in Utah speaking to the American Legislative Exchange Council[ALEC] a rightwingnut group that writes “model legislation” for Republican reps to introduce in their home states, much like the vile anti-LGBTQ+ legislation they’d like to see passed, on the very day that the state he governs saw Florida’s daily COVID-19 count soar to more than 16,000 new cases and hospital beds are once again filling up.

Even more telling of why Ron DeSantis is one of These Bitches is that he spoke to ALEC and mocked the CDC and proclaimed his continued resistance to mandates and lockdowns.

He did, however, state that this Delta Variant surge is just a “seasonal” thing, much like his idol, Thing 45 said … before 600,000+ Americans died.

And you, too, Ron DeathSantis, are a Bitch.

Lastly, we have John Bennett, the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, who posted this on that group’s Facebook page:

“Private companies requiring employees to get the vaccine are just as bad as the Nazis forcing Jews to sew the yellow Star of David onto their clothes.”

Yes, he’s actually taking a page from the Marjorie Taylor Greene Book of Lies and Lunacy. And when many in his own party rebuked him for this lunacy, Stark doubled down:

“The Star of David—when they put that on the Jews, they weren’t sending them directly to the gas chambers. They weren’t sending them directly to the [incinerator]. This was leading up to that.”

And that is why John Bennett is a Bitch.


Helen Lashbrook said...

So when the Biden administration outsources the provision of gas chambers (only likely in a GQP alternative world) no doubt DeathSantis, Bennett and Reitz (who had to be put down by Ken Paxton of all people) will be applying for the contract?

Treaders said...

I feel terribly sorry for Simone Biles. Don't these idiots know that when a gymnast is mentally not up to her/his game, the consequences of screwing up can be lethal?

Anonymous said...

If you want to do something to knock Gov. DeathSentence down, cancel your Florida trips. That will anger his financial supporters.

Mistress Maddie said...

I thought that was the Three Stooges.

But they were brilliant and likable. Just more ringworm filth I see. Ronnie is looking like he is trying to catch up to Chris Christie in the weight department. Might a suggest drinking gravy as a beverage?

krayolakris said...

What the ever-lovin’ F***? I thought MG was below pond scum but Beavis from Oklahoma has gone way below that. Ronnie studied at the Cheeto school of mis-management, and like his cohorts, doesn’t realize he’s killing off his own voters. Lock em all up!

Dave R said...

Three losers, to be sure. I find it interesting that as the numbers keep going up in Florida, DeSantis continues to hunker down. These people don't care about America, the only thing they think about is telling Americans how to live their lives.

Steve Reed said...

I think we all need to stay off Twitter.

the dogs' mother said...

What a trio!!!

xoxo :-)

Moving with Mitchell said...

Ironic, since if the Nazis were to come to power in the USA, these three (and some very obvious others) would be proudly goose-stepping through the streets.

Janie Junebug said...

Simone Biles did the right thing and should and has been lauded for it--by most people. Kerri Strug should not have been pushed into competing while injured. Ron DeSantis is a miserable governor and an embarrassment. The election was very close. We need a Stacy Abrams to help us.


Bob said...

I think this trio will goose-step to the ovens.

Exactly. I find her incredibly brave to say these things.

Well, if his state continues to see high Covid numbers, in both infections and dath, he’ll be taking care of tourism drying up all by himself.

They are three stooges, just nt the funny ones.

I think if you are taking the same stance as MTG you really need to leave politics. Sadly, though, he won’t.

It’s idiotic that DeathSantis thinks he can spin the anti-masking anti-vaxxing rhetoric while his state burns.

I like The Twitter, but I do think people need to take a moment before Tweeting and think twice.

Sad and pathetic and ignorant;quite the trifecta!

Sadly, true. Which is why we need to CAST A GODDMANED VOTE in EVERY election.

Exactly.Every word. Preach.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The stupidity of the Repugs is nothing new. It's been exacerbated by Cheeto, though. The entitlement, privilege and overall fuckery is way too much, though. Biles: it's usually white, ignorant men who cannot jump three inches the first to give their opinion. Death Santis is gonna try and be president, mark my words.
And Stark needs to be slapped. Hard.


Agnes Goldberg-DeWoofs said...

At least Simone Biles knows enough and has the effort to focus on her mental health, unlike the one, well three of these mental disgraces. And Aaron Reitz wishes he could walk a straight line, let along do a quarter of what Biles talents are.

Bob said...

Well, to be fair, white men, especially white GOP men, and especially white GOP men in Texas, know everything.
I think DeathSantis may have a hard time explaining why he was campaigning all over the country while his state was getting sick and dying.

@ Agnes Goldberg-DeWoofs
As I said on Twitter this morning, we need more Simone Biles in the world, and less crazies.

uptonking said...

Aaron Reitz is so clueless, he couldn't read a room even if it was in Dick and Jane language. Anyone with a bit of empathy could relate to what Biles was going through - except this self absorbed POS. Ah, azzholes... they only produce one thing. Sh*t.

Florida is going through so much right now, and where is DeSatanist? He's in that hellhole Texas, shoring up his chances to run for Prez in 2024. He should be in jail. Dereliction of duties, much?

Surprised Bennett didn't take note of how that whole Covid Vaccine as Nazi Germany thing went down when others have said it before. Good for him for doubling down. Now there's no doubt about just how clueless an azzhat he is. Vote 'em out!

Hope all is well, Bob. Kizzes.

Bob said...

It is stunning how clueless, idiotic, and completely unaware and yet self-absorbed, these fools are.