Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Quacks for Trump

Republican political operatives are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Practicing (and retired) physicians are not scientists. They are not epidemiologists. They are mechanics and pill-rollers, with some expertise in dealing with insurance companies.

It's funny, in a way. The same people who get so, so outraged when doctors have opinions on regulating firearms now seek out doctors to advise on economic and public health issues.

As the linked article explains, there are two prerequisite to being part of the GOP Doctor's Cult: A medical degree and a willingness to parrot everything that Trump says.

21 comments:

Glen Filthie said...

HAR HAR HAR!!!

Well of course, Comrade. What would mere doctors know about the flu? It's not like they would have any familiarity with it at all, right?

Damn that Trump!!!!!

HAR HAR HAR!!!!

Comrade Misfit said...

Ah, the Uncouth Canadien has surfaced! Herr Filthie, you still think that COVID-19 is just the flu? Here's your sign.

Glen Filthie said...

No, it’s more than that. Thanks to the mainstream media it’s now a bogeyman that frightens stupid people. Whether this was something spontaneous and organic... or an organized plot to stampede the nation into bankrupting itself and destroying the Constitution is the question. I am inclined to the former rather than the latter - the people trying to use this crisis toward their own ends are too stupid to organize such a conspiracy, never mind using it effectively.

Other than that, it’s only a real threat to the very old or those suffering from other health issues. If it was a real pandemic, you wouldn’t have patriots with rifles opposing the politicians trying to grandstand on this. If this were a real pandemic it would still be going full blast, some of us on your blog would be dead already, and the shutdowns and lockdowns would make sense. People that think otherwise either don’t have an understanding of how pandemics work... or they have a political axe to grind.

It’s funny - no one in my circle locked down. Most of us are icky conservatives that approve of Trump, that have triple digit IQs and a pulse. None of us have died, none of us know anyone that died, and the hysterics and antics of the chicken heads has been the stuff of high comedy. Oddly, I know one liberal that I can actually get along with. She claims that she has two friends that got it and her elderly mother is SURE to get it. Whenever she chatters about it she starts panicking and emoting. I wonder if this isn’t more of a chick thing than a political thing? Consider yourself: if Trump wiped his arse on the first, second and fourth amendments, you and your harpies would have a bird. Yet that bint in Michigan and that beta flimp in California did just that... and you are peachy with it...?

It has been a fascinating social experiment if nothing else. Hopefully we’ll all learn something from it...

Have a great Humpday, Comrade.

Eck! said...

GF,

Like you the "patriots with rifles" exhibit the same realization of
stupidity and idiocy. You envy them, your not allowed to have
one.

Only one question, if its not a pandemic what did they die from?
Can't call it the flu as the high year (a whole years worth)
was 34,000! Last check we crossed 93,000 and that's not a years
worth or even 90 days. Since we know your an idiot a pandemic
is not half the world dies, only that its can be found anywhere
in the world. Quebec, Ottawa, and Alberta seems to have it and
it even made it to First Nations.

You blather and make noises, claim conspiracy, lend nothing
to any conversation, and your statements are fact free. If
anything you are a conspiracy theory. So in the end you
full of shit and barking at the moon. Your out there and
everyone has your number. Must really suck!

If you have a triple digit IQ its likely 101, not all that bright.
Having a pulse, so does the neighbors dog. Seems you worship the
Drumpf, another sign of a weak mind. As the the relative and their
fears that is your problem. I'm certain you stirred it to a frenzy
as its what you do.

Since your mostly ignorant and unaware, not all of us are actually
locked down. I even went out picked up a six pack of brew and
and had a good dinner.


Eck!

Ten Bears said...

"...bint in Michigan and beta flimp in California..."?

Naw, nothing misogynous about that white-dog.

How are the eggs this morning?

I know where you live.

CenterPuke88 said...

Dearest Glen,

1) When, like you and your friends, you get your news from social media that agrees with you, you make decisions and form opinions that may easily conflict with scientific facts.

2) Again, under the definition of “Pandemic”, this is one.

3) Tell that to the children dying, or the athletes, or the medical workers and first responders...

4) Patriots with rifles is a code for sheeple being lead by grifters looking to make a dollar. “Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels”.

5) There are actually a couple of posters I can think of who haven’t responded recently, since the blog doesn’t maintain a list of commenters and/or track their activity, your statement is presumptive.

6) Because of A, thus B, because of my experience, is a logic fallacy.

7) IQ’s don’t use decimal points.

8) Your casual sexism, homophobia and racism belay your claim of intelligence, as such beliefs (conventionally described as Conservative) are characteristic of either mental illness or lower than average IQ. Amusingly, the reverse is also true, in that the higher IQ groups studied showed hatred toward those Conservatives. Have fun spinning that one, boyo.

I feel truly sorry for what you put your daughter through, and can only hope that you will come to realize how your hatred and bigotry has shrunk your world.

Eck! said...

CP88,

Can't argue with and of that.

Shorter version of your frisking, Empty vessels ring loudest.


Eck!

Comrade Misfit said...

Governor Whitmer of Michigan has a 62% approval rating, Herr Filthie, you misogynistic frozen foreigner. (I'm presuming that you're also an incel.)

Your God, Trump, is at 43%. Only Kemp, the Dumbshit of Georgia, has as low an approval rating. Every other governor is higher.

In truth, given the point that you are ineligible to vote in the next presidential election, your opinion is of less than no value. Why don't you stick to insulting your own politicians?

dinthebeast said...

Fergus really needs to get the economy running again or he's toast in November.
Paying a bunch of quack doctors to parrot his talking points is of a piece with the people he paid to attend his announcement that he was running for the presidency.
Perhaps a better approach to getting the economy running again would have been to deal with the pandemic when it first presented instead of denying it out of fear that it might hurt the stock market that he feels is tied to his reelection chances, which are, via the OLC memo and the statute of limitations, tied to his personal freedom.
But now, with the US at five times the number of confirmed cases as the second highest country, that horse is already out of the barn.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Glen Filthie said...

Well it all comes down to where your numbers come from, Comrade. Unfortunately, the mass media has collapsed and is quite often less reliable than social media. Their credibility is so shot, when I see any statement from them I generally assume they are lying and that the truth is about 180 degrees away from what they say it is. Generally, not always - this turns out to be the case. But hey - if you want to believe some obscure media hack rather than doctors with PhD's that deal with the flu every day … that's on you. Fill your boots. I'll just add that the CDC, WHO and other official groups are now confirming their numbers and models were deeply flawed. From what we are seeing here on the dissident right of the political spectrum - only idiots and geriatrics are still taking the mainstream media seriously. Their collapsing revenues would tend to confirm this.

The numbers I saw on Trump were a few points higher than yours - which, historically are unheard of at this point of the cycle. I personally don't see an elderly dementia patient like creepy Joe knocking him off but ya never know. Democrats are masters of election fraud so it could conceivably happen. I'd bet against it though, the social media now controls the narrative and public opinion. I'm surprised at that bint in Michigan though - last I heard several parties were preparing to bring up class action law suits, and several of their state law enforcement officers publicly told her where she could shove her authority overreach. We'll see what happens with that too soon enough. Either way I will prepare for the worst, and hope for the best - and urge you to do the same.


Comrade Misfit said...

Consider this your official warning (Yellow Card) on misogyny, Herr Filthie.

Getting your information from social media is likely a sign of dain bramage. Were you playing hockey without a helmet?

Eck! said...

GF,

Your lying, and your lips are moving. Anything you say has no value
anywhere. As a troll and not even a good one you are just adding
to the fake news noise.

As to Michigan, why so important to you? You don't live there.
Right, a few dozen people like you were seen in the news.

There a really nice lake in NWT, stand in middle and wait for ice-out.

Eck!

CenterPuke88 said...

Comrade, a little light reading in the open sewage ditch that is Herr Flithy’s blog makes it quite clear why he hates women in any form of power or independence. I’ll also point out that most incels are really just vocels who would do just fine if they were willing to offer a women even a modicum of respect.

DTWND said...

Filthy man is a prime example of the meme you made, Comrade. Choosing to believe a life long liar and swindler over everyone else that posits points against his beliefs. Again, it completely defies all logic (well, apparently not all) that intellectuals and professionals all have been organized to conspire against Republicans. And to show his hypocrisy, he endorses the action by Trump to conspire to hire MD’s to speak favorably about his plans to reopen while claiming everything else is a conspiracy that urges caution.

I never knew Alcoa made so much foil for their hats.

Dale

Glen Filthie said...

LOL. No dice, Comrade! It’s not misogyny to notice when women are behaving stupidly. Besides - I hate everyone equally! 😆👍

I’ll see your misogyny and raise; Kim du Toit calls you out on your hypocrisy rather nicely, I think:

http://www.kimdutoit.com/2020/05/20/bravo-sheriff/

When even the cops are noticing it .. you have a problem.

Comrade Misfit said...

When you use terms like "bint", it's clear evidence of your misogyny.

I set the rules here, not you.

Knock that shit off. Or leave.

CenterPuke88 said...

Surprise, surprise...a link to a blog that uses Donnie’s mindset and language. Oh Glennie, I’ll raise you The Rude Punot: https://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2020/05/oh-fuck-you-trump-voters-just-fuck-you.html

Dark Avenger said...

When did Kim DuToit become a virologist, Herr Schicklgruber?

Glen Filthie said...

Nah.

I'll show myself out, Comrade. The bitching and screaming of the lunatics is fun for awhile... but then it gets boring.

It's been a slice, girls! Have yourselves a great day! ;)

CenterPuke88 said...

Yes, Herr Filthy, your schtick is wearing out.

Dark Avenger said...

You’re a manly man, Captain Ned