10,000 on ignore, Book 191, The Days of Reckoning, Part 50.....

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Republicans keep crossing the line. Democrats must hold them accountable.​

Jennifer Rubin

....Now that the committee has sought phone records from telecom companies to examine the phone history of witnesses of Jan. 6, including members of Congress, McCarthy has threatened the companies in an attempt to keep them from complying. “A Republican majority will not forget,” he warned on Tuesday.

This blatant attempt to interfere with Congress’s work and lawful subpoenas is intolerable. Democrats — including the White House — should condemn the behavior. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should refer the matter to the House ethics committee, if not to the Justice Department.

Unfortunately, McCarthy is not an exception. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), at a Republican event on Sunday, repeated the “big lie” that the election was stolen. “If our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen then it’s going to lead to one place and that’s bloodshed,” he declared. “I will tell you, as much as I am willing to defend our liberty at all costs, there’s nothing I would dread doing more than having to pick up arms against a fellow American.” This advertisement for future violent insurrection is precisely the type of conduct from Republicans that defenders of democracy feared would become more regular. It would be bad enough for a private citizen to make such a statement; it is inexcusable from a member of Congress.....
 
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Rachel Maddow is Being Attacked By FREAKED OUT Twitter Tots for Posting Truthful COVID Info
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Donald Trump and his Republican Party have embraced lying as an indispensable tool in their political tool chest. Their brazen disregard for honesty is demonstrated with nearly every public utterance they make. Trump alone has racked up an appalling record of more than 30,000 lies during his single term as president. All of which is obediently disseminated by their Ministry of Disinformation (aka Fox News).

So naturally, these Olympic-grade truth manglers are anxious to project their reality warping antics onto the Democrats and liberals they so fervently despise. And, unsurprisingly, one of their primary targets would be MSNBC's star host, Rachel Maddow.

On Sunday morning Maddow's name was trending on Twitter. However the reason was typically devoid of facts or logic. The conservative Twitter trolls were all a flitter because they thought they had caught Maddow in a gross misrepresentation of coronavirus information. The subject concerned the dangerously inappropriate use of a horse dewormer, Ivermectin, to "cure" COVID. That's a subject that Maddow has covered in detail. But the latest melodrama all sprung from this tweet by Maddow and the right-wing's knee-jerk rebuttal:



The tweet by Maddow linked to a story by KFOR, a local Oklahoma television station. So right off the bat, she was not making any statements for which she could be blamed if they were inaccurate. And spoiler alert: They were not inaccurate. The station's newscast interviewed a rural Oklahoma doctor who gave his account of how the state's health systems were holding up during the COVID Delta variant surge that has been ravaging mostly Republican led states like Oklahoma. KFOR reported that...

"Dr. [Jason] McElyea said patients are packing his eastern and southeastern Oklahoma hospitals after taking ivermectin doses meant for a full-sized horse, because they believed false claims the horse de-wormer could fight COVID-19.

"'The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated. [...] All of their ambulances are stuck at the hospital waiting for a bed to open so they can take the patient in and they don’t have any.'"

While all of that is easily verifiable, the Twitter trolls latched unto a statement released by a hospital network with which Dr. McElyea was affiliated. The statement said that...

"Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room. With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin."

From that statement the wingnut contingent immediately started blasting Maddow as the great falsifier. They charged that the entire story was sham because the doctor was not an employee of the NHS. They demanded that Twitter punish her with a suspension or a total ban for allegedly disseminating COVID disinformation. Glenn Greenwald was among those clamoring for Maddow's head. GOP Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance ranted that "Alex Jones is a far more reputable source" than Maddow. Trump crony Sebastian Gorka railed "Hey Maddow you lie."

There's just one problem. The statement by the NHS was completely irrelevant. Neither KFOR nor Dr. McElyea ever mentioned the NHS or the circumstances at that particular hospital. The doctor did not claim top be speaking as an NHS employee, but instead as an observer of Oklahoma's health system. And multiple sources affirm what Dr. McElyea said. for instance...

"Oklahoma health officials are choosing to keep hospital capacity data under wraps as some of the state’s major health systems announce they have zero ICU beds open."

"According to Oklahoma Hospital Association President Patti Davis, 'We know that patients are being transferred out of state for beds.'"

The situation in Oklahoma is unquestionably dire, despite the Republican governor's efforts to hide the facts. The medical professionals in the field know exactly what's going on, and they aren't afraid to talk about it. That includes Dr. McElyea.

But reality has never stopped conservative deceivers from muddying the water and misleading their dimwitted followers who will never do their own research. Which is how they get roped into ingesting poisons like Ivermectin in the first place. And as usual, Fox News couldn't care less if they live or die. And neither does Donald Trump.
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MissKT
Sep 05, 2021 at 09:00:47 PM

They missed the point of the interview entirely and focused on their own sorry a$$ grievances and hyped up, melodramatic outrage. We get it. These people don’t really care about the truth and what is important.
 
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