Closing Thought–02Jun21

Once again my favorite fascist broad has opened her mouth and showed just how moronic she truly has become….

That would be Rep (a title she does not deserve) Taylor-Greene…..

She has admonished Dems for calling Repubs nazis….and then……

There’s an old internet adage that says the longer a political discussion continues, the greater the probability that someone will compare something to Nazi Germany. In a speech on Thursday night, however, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t take long to both denounce such comparisons – and then make one herself.

At a stop in Dalton, Georgia on her and Rep Matt Gaetz’s “America First” speaking tour, the combative congresswoman complained that Democrats “spent four years… calling Republicans Nazis.”

“That’s a mean, nasty, dirty word,” she said. “And what did they call President Trump? Hitler, that’s right! That’s one of the most evil men to ever walk this earth, but that’s what they called our president.”

Moments later, Ms Greene was using that “mean, nasty, dirty word” to describe Democrats.

“You know, Nazis were the National Socialist Party, just like the Democrats are now a national socialist party,” the Georgia Republican said.

It was not Ms Greene’s first Nazi comparison this month. Last week, she drew widespread condemnation for comparing masks to the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.

(yahoo news)

She continues to illustrate what I have been saying all along…..

That she is not in DC to govern but rather to make as much noise as she can as an audition tape for FOX and/or OAN……

She is a clown and a threat to our very existence.

And she is NOT alone….there is accused child molester, Rep. Gaetz and his big ass mouth….

Speaking at an “America First” rally in Georgia, the Florida Republican lawmaker told the crowd assembled that they “have an obligation” to take up arms against tech companies, one day after yet another mass shooting occurred in the U.S. “The internet’s hall monitors out in Silicon Valley, they think they can suppress us, discourage us. Maybe if you’re just a little less patriotic, maybe if you just conform to their way of thinking a little more, then you’ll be allowed to participate in the digital world,” Gaetz told the crowd. “Well, you know what? Silicon Valley can’t cancel this movement, or this rally, or this congressman. We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it.” He then went on to define the Second Amendment as giving citizens “the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government of the United States, if that becomes necessary.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/05/matt-gaetz-silicon-valley-2a

Let us not forget the QAnon stoolie, Flynn, who has recently asked why no coup in this country….

Avowed QAnon disciple and confessed felon retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has called for a Myanmar-like military coup in America.

“It should happen,” Donald Trump’s former national security adviser said in an astonishing declaration at a QAnon conference Sunday.

Flynn presented his dark vision of a military coup and dictatorship in the U.S. in response to a question from the audience at the conference.

“I wanna know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” an unidentified member of the audience asked Flynn, though he pronounced the nation as “Minnimar.”

“No reason,” Flynn responded to wild screams of approval. “It should happen.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-flynn-qanon-conference-myanmar-military-coup_n_60b424eee4b0ead2796a24a4

Of course like all cowards Flynn tries to walk back his call for a coup…..

Michael Flynn wants to make it clear: He is not advocating a military coup in the United States. The retired general and former national security adviser issued the clarification after a viral clip surfaced over the weekend and led to headlines and criticism. The details:

  • Original words: At a right-wing conference in Dallas over the weekend, Flynn took a question from the audience. A man who identified himself as a Marine asked “why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here,” per the Hill. When the cheers subsided, Flynn responded, “No reason. I mean, it should happen here,” to more cheers. That’s also the transcription from a number of outlets, including CNN and the Washington Examiner.
  • The exchange: Watch a video clip of the Q&A here.
  • Flynn’s explanation: Flynn says his response has been misinterpreted. “I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it (a coup) should happen here (in America),” he wrote on Parler, per the Examiner. In the same post, he added, “For all the fake news ‘journalists’: Let me be VERY CLEAR—There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort.”

Typical for these types of ilk…..fire off mouth before brain is loaded.

This cancer is growing  even after a political surgery of the main lump on society….it continues to creep through the body of this nation.

Did you guys see that part of the problem has decided not to publish anymore?

“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” we hardly knew thee. The former president’s blog ended up lasting just shy of a month. Senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to CNBC that the page has been shut down for good. “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” he told the site via email, though he didn’t elaborate on those broader efforts and said he did not “have a precise awareness of timing.” A week after the blog’s launch, NBC News reported Trump’s posts had garnered about 212,000 engagements—shares, comments, etc.—across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit, on par with what a single tweet would formerly garner on Twitter alone

Well that brilliant idea did not goes as planned, huh?  Could not happen to a more deserving person.

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Where Is The Saturation Point?

Just me thinking out loud.

Before I get into the meat of the post maybe a definition of ‘saturation point’ is called for…….the point at which there are so many of a thing that no more can be added successfully.

This post pertains to the Covid-19 reports.

We have had daily updates on this news for over a year now.

We know how many cases….how many deaths…..and we know state by state the progress of the pandemic and the measures being taken to protect the people of this country.

We know what a wealth of ‘experts’ think about the progress we are making or not….depending on your political persuasion.

But at what point is it just like a fart in the wind….serves no purpose other than filling airtime?

I feel that we are at this point.

I mean no amount of reports and talking points will get those that refuse to take the vaccine to change their minds.

The same about masks and social distancing.

Then there is the daily White House victory laps on their efforts to stop the pandemic….this has also hit a saturation point.

There is only so much redundant ramblings by Biden before it becomes just Yada, yada, yada. type of things….his words are not giving naysayers much to change their minds….but he giving the media what they want….endless nattering.

People in Mississippi could care less about the disease in New York….but yet we are bombarded by this report or that ….none of which will change anything….other than a filler for the media.

I guess I should be more optimistic but I  cannot see the need for this endless reporting that is not making much difference in the attitudes of American people…either they want to protect themselves or they want to believe the misinformation and endanger their lives and those of their families.

Now we are told that we can go mask-less in certain situations.

This decision will do nothing but make all the reporting come into questioning.  It will feed into the narrative that all this was nothing more than a conspiracy….it will help Trump and his idiots with their spin.

I still believe that all this ‘reporting’ enters into the realm of TMI….I knew what I had to do after about a month and the next year was redundancy to the point of tuning it all out.

I will continue for now to wear my mask and social distance….I do not trust all those morons that will lie just so they can go without their mask…..I do not trust most Americans.

Enjoy your weekend.

Be Well….Be Safe….

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How Did Misinformation Become So Believable?

This world is awash in misinformation and the people lick it all up as fact and true……

The question is just how did this happen?

I blame the availability of social media and the ease that it (misinformation) can spread like a wildfire.

But there are other reasons for the popularity of crap…..

Bad information isn’t new. Propagandists and scam artists have been selling their brand of proverbial snake oil for ages, all to bend people’s thinking to their goals. What’s different today is that the digital world flings information faster and farther than ever before.

Our brains can’t always keep up.

That’s because we often rely on quick estimates to figure out whether something is true. These shortcuts, called heuristics, are often based on very simple patterns (SN: 9/20/14, p. 24). For instance, most information we come across in our daily lives is true. So when forced to guess, we often err on the side of believing.

Other shortcuts exist that encourage information — true or false — to find its way into our minds, research on human psychology shows. We take notice of information that is new, that fires up our emotions, that supports what we already believe and that we hear over and over.

A few simple tricks make fake news stories stick in the brain

Sadly it appears that Repubs fall for bullshit more often than not…..but most Americans cannot spot fake news…..

A new study revealed Monday indicates that 3 in 4 Americans have overinflated views of their ability to spot fake news — and that the worse they are at spotting fake news, the more likely they are to share it, CNN reported.

“The study of surveys involving 8,200 people, which published in in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also showed Republicans are more likely to fall for fake news than Democrats are,” reported Ryan Prior. “The team, led by Ben Lyons, a professor of communications at the University of Utah, showed study volunteers headlines presented in the format of how news articles would look if they appeared in a Facebook feed. They were also asked to rate their ability to determine whether stories were true.”

In the surveys, 90 percent of Americans rated themselves proficient at spotting fake news — but most of them weren’t.

https://www.rawstory.com/republicans-fake-news/

Armed with a little knowledge can help one browse through crap and get to the rest of the story….

But will we?

My guess is NO.

We will believe whatever reinforces our erroneous thinking….we choose to not look beyond the manure for the truth.

How sad for a once great country…dumbing down the population is destroying what is left of our country as it was envisioned by the Founders.

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