With 39 days left until Joe Biden takes the Oath of Office, the unspeakably ignorant Sean Hannity of Fox News is already calling for his impeachment! I have cussed more in the last month or two than in all my 69 years before. In this age of frivolous lawsuits, my case against the Republican Party and Donald Trump for loss of sanity should be able to make it onto the docket of the Supreme Court, don’t you think? This morning I have good news/bad news …
America’s biggest bully
Donald Trump ordered Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to either approve the Pfizer vaccine yesterday or else submit his resignation. This, my friends, goes entirely against all good sense, goes against the entire purpose of having the FDA in the first place! This is unconscionable!
It is not … I repeat NOT up to the Oaf in the Oval Office to decide whether the vaccine is safe or not … that is why we have experts like Stephen Hahn, Dr. Fauci and others who actually know what they are doing, unlike Donald Trump!
At this point, I have decided that I will NOT take the vaccine within the next six months, for it has not gone through the full approval process and is approved only by Donald Trump, who I wouldn’t let within 50 yards of my person for fear of contamination.
Isn’t it funny that Trump has completely ignored the fact that the U.S. is now seeing right around 3,000 deaths per day from the coronavirus, but yet he’s hellbent and determined to force approval of the vaccine before the FDA is confident of both its safety and its efficacy?
Yes, a reliable, proven vaccine is part of the solution, but it is not the entire solution. First, the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has warned against the Pfizer vaccine for people who are prone to serious allergic reactions, which means about 20% of the population. Second, the vaccine will not be available to the average person until mid-to-late 2021, and many people have said they will not take it, for one reason or another. Meanwhile, we could all wear masks, stay home as much as possible, forego such things as dining out and unnecessary shopping, and wash our hands or use sanitizer frequently whenever we are outside our home. GASP! What simple things, yes? And yet, approximately half the population of the United States are stubbornly refusing to wear a mask because they say it goes against their civil rights. Never mind that the fools don’t understand that by going maskless, they are taking away OUR rights!
But back to my point … this was unconscionable on the part of Donald Trump, the person who will leave the Oval Office in just 39 days. I wish I could report that Hahn and the entire staff of the FDA resigned and walked off the job last night, but no … he caved to Trump’s wishes and now we are all a little bit less safe than we might otherwise have been. Another one of Trump’s crimes against the people of this nation.
On a brighter note …
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit I told you about yesterday, the one filed by Ken Paxton and supported by far too many republican officials at both the state and federal level. The court’s unsigned order was short, and it denied Texas’s request to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over how they conducted their elections. Texas has not shown it has a legal interest “in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the order said. It dismissed all pending motions about the case.
“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
Justices Alito and Thomas were the only two who did not think the court had the authority to simply reject a state’s filing, but they said they would not have granted Texas the remedy it sought, which was to disallow the electors from those four states. When I first heard the news, I let out a bit of a WHOOP!!! What surprised me the most was that there was no dissent from any of the three Justices appointed by Trump – Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and what’s-her-name Barrett.
Interestingly, Trump did not immediately take to tweeting, but instead apparently stayed in his room and pouted, refusing to even make an appearance at the White House Christmas party last night. Good ‘nuff … let him pout … maybe he’ll pack his bags and run away from home.