Someday perhaps I will go an entire week without feeling a need to impart my snarky snippets, but today is not that day.
In dispute of science …
We’ve all seen and heard the climate change deniers … those who, regardless of background or education, claim that they know more than all the highly-educated scientists who have studied the environment and climate for years, some for decades. But here’s a new one … a germ denier!
Fox News host Pete Hegseth has said on air that he has not washed his hands for 10 years because “germs are not a real thing”.
Say What??? Has this dude never caught a cold?
“My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air. I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them; therefore, they’re not real.”
If you ever had doubts that Fox News does not hire the brightest in the field, here is your proof. Hegseth later said that he meant it as a joke, but personally … I’m not so sure.
“We’re on a show and we have fun and we banter and I’m like, eh, you know, maybe I haven’t washed my hands for 10 years. My half-hearted commentary to the point is, we live in a society where people walk around with bottles of Purell in their pockets, and they sanitize 19,000 times a day as if that’s going to save their life. I take care of myself and all that, but I don’t obsess over everything all the time.”
This explains, maybe, why Hegseth works for Fox instead of CNN.
Oh yeah … alternative facts … how could I forget?
You’ll remember how Trump and his minions attempted to say that the crowd at his inauguration was “the biggest ever”? Turned out it was a significantly smaller crowd than Obama had at his inauguration in 2008, but Trump never gave up the lie. Well, last night he held a pep rally in El Paso, Texas, designed to stir up enthusiasm for his ridiculous border wall, and once again he inflated his crowd size.
Trump told the crowd gathered to watch him speak in the El Paso County Coliseum that so many people wanted to be there that the El Paso Fire Department found a way to cram 10,000 people inside the Coliseum, which typically has a capacity of only 6,500. The El Paso Fire Department, however, told Zahira Torres, an editor for the El Paso Times that the arena holds 6,500 people and that’s exactly how many were permitted to enter.
Trump also had to downplay Beto O’Rourke’s competing rally …
“A young man who’s got very little going for himself, except he’s got a great first name, he is, he has challenged us. So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight — and he has 200 people, 300 people, not too good. In fact, what I would do is I would say that may be the end of his presidential bid. But he did challenge us.”
Police estimated that Beto’s rally was attended by between 10,000-15,000 people.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree …
I don’t know why Trump’s older sons, Don, Jr. and Eric, are given a platform to speak, for neither are particularly intelligent, neither are charismatic, neither hold a position within our government, and thus they are irrelevant. But speak they do, and like their father, neither are particularly well-spoken. But that didn’t stop Trump’s eldest, Don, Jr., from speaking at the aforementioned rally in El Paso last night.
“I love seeing some young conservatives, ‘cuz I know it’s not easy. Keep up that fight, bring it to your schools. You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth. You don’t have to do it.”
I repeat … Say WHAT??? Needless to say, Don’s comment did not go over well with teachers who, while not in the audience because they were out teaching socialism to these poor little kiddos, nonetheless heard about the comment. If it’s possible, I think Junior is even dumber than Senior!
The master speaks … will Trump listen?
Fox News’ Sean Hannity had as much to do with causing that last shutdown that lasted 35 days as any, save perhaps radical bimbo Ann Coulter. Today, Sean rides again!
Bipartisan negotiators in Congress have been working day and night to come up with a deal that would be acceptable to both parties, as well as Trump, and avert another shutdown starting at midnight on Friday. A tentative agreement has been reached, but Sean is not happy …
“On this so-called compromise, I’m getting details. 1.3 billion and not even a wall or barrier… Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain.”
Garbage compromise? Sean Hannity, the lowest of low in the broadcast world, should be largely irrelevant. Instead, the so-called president actually listens to Sean more than he listens to his experienced, educated advisors (Sean is a college drop-out with zero experience in lawmaking or government), and therein lies the danger. Will Trump take Sean’s words to heart? Is it possible that, rather than sign the bipartisan bill, Trump will allow the government to shut down once again on the advice of a media personality?
As of this writing, it is reported that Trump claims he is “not happy” with the deal and that if the government is shut down again, it is all the “fault of democrats”. Yeah, right, Donnie.
And now, I return you to your regularly scheduled programming!