Good Thursday morning.
Two minutes of hate:
Facebook has graciously lifted its ban on information suggesting the COVID-19 virus escaped from a lab. Does the Facebook company have scientists on their payroll who have investigated the origin of the virus? What scientific authority does Facebook hold? What authority does Facebook hold over the truth of its users opinions? Only the authority you give it by using it.
“In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made from our apps,” a Facebook company spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re continuing to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge.”
Back in February, Facebook announced it would remove “additional debunked” statements about Covid, including claims that Covid was”man-made or manufactured.” I guess now those statements have been “undebunked.”
The law treats Facebook as a neutral publishing platform but that doesn’t seem right to me. If the company has editorial guidelines, it’s not neutral and should be treated the same way as the New York Times (a trash tabloid propaganda outlet.)
Next up, the Biden Administration’s nominee for ATF director is a hateful gun grabber who wants to ban the AR-15. During his confirmation hearing, David Chipman, senior policy advisor for Gabby Gifford’s anti-gun violence advocacy group, said “With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a Senate bill and supported by the president.”
Chipman, who is obviously an idiot told the Senate panel: “It’s a particularly lethal weapon, and regulating it, as other particularly lethal weapons, I have advocated for,” he said. “As ATF director, if I’m confirmed, I would simply enforce the laws on the books and right now, there is no such ban on those guns.”
It’s NOT a particularly lethal weapon. It’s not a “weapon of war” as the anti-gun propagandists like to say. There’s not a single standing army on the planet who carry the AR-15. But the anti-2A crew don’t know anything about firearms, they play on people’s emotions and the gun looks “scary” to wine moms.
Following workplace shooting in California (how on earth did someone in California get a gun??!?) Biden released a statement: “Enough. Once again, I urge Congress to take immediate action and heed the call of the American people, including the vast majority of gun owners, to help end this epidemic of gun violence in America.” If it can happen in the most restrictive gun environment in the country, maybe your gun grab schtick doesn’t work to stop violence? Assuming that your intent is to stop violence.
Finally, the weak and spineless Senator Susan Collins is fighting to “broker a bipartisan compromise on the independent Jan. 6 commission, even as Republican leaders rush to quash the panel.” I don’t know if Collins is evil or ignorant. This “commission” is not a good faith examination of what happened on January 6, in fact there are other congressional committees already doing that. The “commission” is an effort to keep this over-hyped, hysterical drama in the headlines so the media doesn’t focus on what President Applesauce brain is doing. And if the commission is approved, every stinking day until it “finishes,” every single GOP elected official will be asked for comment on the day’s testimony and if they do not spit out the proper anti-Trump position, they will be smeared in the corporate press. Only a dumbass would go along with this plan for a commission and hand over bullets to their enemies. But the GOP is not nothing if not a party of dumb asses.
“I want to have a commission. The House bill needs to be improved. And one of the flaws of the House bill is that it has the chairman essentially appointing all of the staff,” Collins said. “For the commission to be successful it has to be nonpartisan and we know that if it’s stacked with partisan staff that it will get off to a bad start.”
The commission is not designed to be “successful” it’s designed to be “useful.” Collins said she plans this week to bust a filibuster on the bill. In addition to the usual traitors, Romney and Murkowski, Senators Portman and Cassidy support Collins’ “improvements.” If these GOP morons vote for any 1/6 commission they deserve what they get. A POX ON ALL OF YOU.
US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags by SecDef Antony Blinken
Chinese Military Ignoring Biden Pentagon’s Requests for Talks
Renewed Iran nuclear deal ‘feasible’ as talks enter likely final round
DHS Secretary Defends Handling Of Border Crisis Even Though Migrants Are Flooding Into US
Jewish House Democrats call for Biden to address antisemitism
Biden Admin Denying Care to Diplomats Suffering from ‘Havana Syndrome,’ Staffers Say
Hunter Biden’s Ukraine salary was cut two months after Joe Biden left office
GOP leaders denounce Marjorie Taylor Greene, conservatives hit the Squad over Israel
LOL. Biden orders US intel to further probe origins of COVID-19, raise ‘questions for China’
Big Banks Throw Support Behind Joe Biden’s Big Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
West Texas Migrant Detention Center at 700% COVID Security Capacity
Obama says ‘institutional role’ constrained his comments on Ferguson and Trayvon Martin cases while President
Progessive Oregon school board members push plan to fly BLM and pride flags alongside Old Glory
Florida teens shot after front yard argument turns violent
18 Male Politicians Register As Trans Women To Comply With Mexico’s Gender Quota Rules
Ohio College Will Assign Diversity Scores to Faculty Applicants
3 Texas police officers shot while responding to 911 call, authorities say
Virginia military couple shot dead in cold blood outside their home, police say
Here’s what we know about the San Jose rail yard shooting
NYPD makes arrest, recommends hate crime charges after two antisemitic incidents in Brooklyn
Anthony Fauci Admits Funding Wuhan Lab but Still Denies ‘Gain of Function’
Poll: Majority Believe Political Considerations Have Influenced Anthony Fauci’s Statements on Chinese Coronavirus
Oh. Masks Didn’t Slow COVID Spread: New Study
Study finds majority of severe Covid-19 cases had longterm symptoms, as officials race to vaccinate
Congratulations? Ohio announces first winner of its $5 million COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes
Indiana AG says university mandating vaccines violates new state law
North Carolina senators tell governor to turn down federal unemployment benefits
New York offers 50 college scholarships in push to vaccinate teenagers
With Olympics nearing, Japan considers extending coronavirus state of emergency
Book reveals Bernie’s hotel demands: King-size beds and 60-degree rooms
Two-thirds of Republicans think Biden’s victory was not legitimate: poll
Trump is starting to put together his own Contract with America. And he’s teaming up with Newt.
Romney blasts political extremes in speech accepting JFK award
Democratic Rep. Marie Newman Allegedly Offered Her A Republican Opponent A Bribe To Drop Out, Suit Says
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!