1. Senator Murkowski has the integrity of a shack made of cream cheese. She thought she could get cheap virtue signaling points by announcing that she would refuse to vote to confirm President Trump’s nomination to fill the SCOTUS vacancy, but now that it looks like her stand will be futile, she says she might vote to confirm after all. Throughout her nepotism-built career, Murkowski has repeatedly demonstrated that if you don’t like what she advocates, wait a minute. She’s untrustworthy, and the fact that Alaskans keep re-electing someone like her strongly suggests that they just don’t give a damn.
2. A good friend just wrote on Facebook that 200,000 Americans would still be alive if Donald Trump wasn’t President. He really wrote this, and there was no joke attached. He cannot possibly believe that. What was he doing? Sucking up to his many Trump Deranged friends? Having a stroke? I was temped to respond, but decided to let it go. The post was embarrassing: even the average Trump Deranged citizen who now has the IQ of a winter squash could tell THAT claim is nonsense.
The social media narrative, echoed by the news media and Democrats, that somehow the deaths from the pandemic in the U.S. would be fewer, or far fewer, if only President Trump had “followed the science” and done something different that no one can quite identify, is , in my assessment, signature significance for either a fool or a liar. Every other day I mark a shift in the “scientific” consensus or some new theory, because the health community still doesn’t understand what it is dealing with. The New York Times, simultaneously with pushing the “blood on his hands” Big Lie (that’s #9, if you’ve lost count), regularly includes items that contradict the narrative. On August 24, for example, it noted in a column in the Business Section–nicely buried!— that the CDC didn’t advocate wearing masks until April, after saying in January that wearing masks wasn’t necessary.
If Americans allow this ongoing and self-evident lie to influence their vote in November, they are as incompetent as the idiots, if there were any, who voted against Hillary Clinton because they believed that she was operating a child sex trafficking operation out of a D.C. pizza joint.
3. Speaking of people who should just shut the hell up, we have gay activist and young -woman- who- knows- no- more- about- government- culture-and- politics -than- the- -average- person- you- could- hit -with- a- rock- if- you -threw- it- into- a- crowd Brynn Tannehill. She’s also Trump Deranged, irresponsible, wildly biased, and yet a commenter here with a respectable intellect sent me her ravings on Twitter as if they were worth worth my, or anyone’s, time. Well, they are worth my time to repeat than so I can say she’s full of crap. She tweeted,
Trump is absolutely going to dispute the election, he’s going to play dirty in ways we can’t even imagine to stay in power. This is absolutely inevitable. The Senate will back him. And maybe the Supreme Court. At around 11 pm November 3rd, networks are going to begin calling it for Biden, or it’s going to become obvious that of the ballots remaining to be counted, Biden will win (blue shift). Trump will declare victory, and do everything to prevent the remaining ballots from being counted, including and up to having federal agents seize and destroy them before courts can intervene. What can SCOTUS do to force them to be counted if they’re already gone? Regardless, there’s going to be protests, and Trump is already angling for martial law. It’s going to make the summer look tame. People are going to be angry. Regardless, SCOTUS is going to pick a winner. Given what Romney just did, it just made it a lot more likely that it’s Trump, even though it will be obvious to most observers that it was actually Biden if all the votes were counted. It’s probably not even gong to be close: I’m looking at Biden +7 today, and based on the 2018 election results, I think it’s at least that if not more. It won’t matter, however. Trump and his cronies will find a way. Remember, none of them can be prosecuted for federal crimes
This is in the same category as someone screaming that a zombie apocalypse is imminent, yet poor, gullible souls are confused and misled by this stuff. The woman knows nothing, less than nothing, about the nation, our laws, elections, politics and Presidents. (Her use of a midterm election to assess a Presidential election is just the most obvious marker of her ignorance.) Spewing poison like this is an abuse of free speech, and contemptible is too mild a word for it, even if she believes it, which she might. I do know about those topics, and yet I would never make a sweeping prediction like that, saying that something so extreme would ‘absolutely” happen; nobody intelligent would. That’s self-rebutting rhetoric.
4. And then there’s poor Larry Tribe…Professor Tribe, once himself a legitimate candidate for being nominated to the Supreme Court, has been proclaiming his age and Trump Derangement reduction in IQ for quite a while now. Nicely combing the last two items, the once-respected Harvard icon tweeted on the anniversary of 9/11:
“Tomorrow — 9/11/20 — is the 19th anniversary of the worst day in memory, a day on which 3,000 innocent Americans died needlessly.But Donald J. Trump is directly responsible for at least FORTY TIMES that many avoidable deaths from Covid-19. “Donald J. Trump is directly responsible for at least FORTY TIMES that many avoidable deaths from Covid-19. It’s the biggest crime of our lives.”
Ignoring for the nonce the fact that a lawyer and law professor should not misuse the word “crime” that way—even if he was right, it wouldn’t be a crime—the contention is ridiculous. 120,000 of the Wuhan virus deaths would have not occurred had the President magically discerned the correct way to deal with the pandemic? Tribe later said he was basing his statement on “studies,” but if one is incapable of realizing that a study coming to such a silly conclusion isn’t worth reading, one really should keep one’s uninformed, hysterical opinions to oneself. Of course, among this years other embarrassing tweets that have wounded Tribes’ once impeccable reputation, he called the American strike ordered by Trump against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani a “murder,” and compared Trump’s July 4 Salute to America celebration to Tiananmen Square.
But I’m sure Brynn Tannehill hangs on his every word.