Good Thursday morning.
Two minutes of hate:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a political celebrity masquerading as a public health official, is lashing out at his critics. Calls to fire Fauci have grown louder following the release of his emails that showed he gave inconsistent information to the public on the need for masks and raised questions about his involvement/knowledge of funding gain of function research at the Wuhan Bat Virus Factory.
“It’s very dangerous,” Fauci told MSNBC. “A lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science, because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning, have been fundamentally based on science.”
He added, “People want to fire me or put me in jail for what I’ve done — namely, follow the science.”
Fauci also dismissed early questions about whether the virus leaked from the nearby Bat Virus Factory however the leak theory is gaining credibility now that Donald Trump is out of office. You see, science and medicine are only viewed in a context of political utility. So long as Trump was in office, anything related to the virus was considered “science” if it increased people’s misery and the death count because that would look bad for Trump’s reelection. This is why we have few therapeutics (and promotion of those therapeutics) for those who have been infected. Positive test takers were just sent away with the hope they wouldn’t plow into the E.R. gasping for breath. The more misery inflicted on the public, the more people blamed Trump and the more the “science” contradicted Trump (HCQ, lab leak, Ivermectin) the more incompetent he appeared to voters.
So now Fauci is trying to pretend he’s a “scientist” and not a political actor. But you don’t stay in government as long as he has and rise to the level he has without being a political actor.
Sad. Senate’s latest attempt at a gun control deal falls apart
Biden administration vaccinating migrant children against COVID-19
OMB Director Defends Controversial ‘Birthing People’ Reference in Biden’s Budget
California Latino lawmakers rebuke Harris for saying ‘do not come’
Only seven migrant kids separated from family have been reunited under Biden
Migrant encounters rise above 180K in May as border crisis continues
US officials work to stop Iranian vessels carrying arms to Venezuela, Cuba
FDA adviser resigns over approval of new Alzheimer’s drug
Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit
White House announces major boost to global vaccine supply
178 health care workers suspended from Houston Methodist hospital system for refusing COVID-19 vaccination
Sen. Kennedy tells Dr. Fauci to ‘buy an emotional support pony’ if his feelings are hurt over COVID criticism
US intelligence working on report about Covid-19 origins
Ashli Babbitt’s husband sues for name of Capitol cop who shot her during riot
Oh come on. Officer injured in Capitol riot says insurrection is a ‘triggering’ word for lawmakers downplaying January 6
Alleged NJ Proud Boy leader charged in Capitol riot told mom he ‘led the storm’: feds
How the Capitol Police’s intel about potential violence on January 6 didn’t get shared
Oh. ‘All We’ve Gotten Is The Cold Shoulder’: Republican Rep. Reportedly Being Blocked From Joining Congressional Black Caucus
Bogus Social Media Outrage Is Making Authors Change Lines in Their Books Now
Democrats Choose White Man to Succeed Blackface Governor
Florida high school halts yearbook distribution over BLM section
‘Whiteness’ a ‘parasitic-like condition’ with no cure, medical journal article claims
San Francisco market owner loses eye in stabbing attack, daughter blames ‘spike’ in violence
ABC’s Hostin: Despicable ‘Right-Wing Truth Assassins’ Trying to Hide America’s Slavery History
Oh wow. Police did not clear Lafayette Park area so Trump could hold ‘Bible’ photo op: Watchdog
Sierra Club Protests Energy Group’s Event By Conducting Flyover With Gas-Powered Airplane
New report reignites push for wealth tax
Of course. Dems Invite Bill Nye To Testify Before Homeland Security Subcommittee
Law firm president accused of firing pro-Trump partners and employees
Palestinian NGO Funded By US Reportedly Introduced Children To Convicted Terrorists, According To Israeli Watchdog
Ilhan Omar slammed by fellow House Dem for ‘outrageous and clearly false’ statements about US, Israel
Elizabeth Warren Says Cryptocurrencies Are An ‘Environmental Disaster,’ Calls For Regulation
Hacked meat company paid $11 million ransom to cybercriminals
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!