Republicans’ Lies Are Killing People

It’s not hyperbole. The right wing’s noise machine worked so hard to politicize this goddamn pandemic that they have caused so many of their own to fear getting a life saving vaccine and they are now dying because of these lies:

In the United States, COVID is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated, according to the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Alabama, state officials report 94% of COVID hospital patients and 96% of Alabamians who have died of COVID since April were not fully vaccinated.

“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued Cobia on Facebook, “I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.”

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

“One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

— Gina Harkins (@GinaAHarkins) July 21, 2021

Anti-Masker Kicked Off Flight Starts With a Homophobic Rant

From Texas. Why are so many of these from either Florida or Texas. Plenty of wackos in the rest of the country too but the looney concentration levels in these two states are pretty extraordinary.

Here’s the video of her being kicked off the plane to applause as she goes on a homophobic rant because…. why not? I guess it’s safe to say she’s a Trump voter? Just the worst fucking people in the world.

MAGAts Have Their Own Phone Now. The Freedom Phone

I’m trying to limit how much of the real estate of this blog deals with anything Trump related, but this one is just too good to not share. Introducing, the Freedom phone:

In case you don’t have the patience to see this Bitcoin millionaire discuss his, ahem, invention (it’s actually a chinese budget smartphone by Umidigi that retails for 179 bucks and runs a version of Android with NewsMax, OANN and Parler pre-installed to give it that extra Freedumby feeling), here’s what it looks like:

I suppose if you’re gonna shell out 500 bucks for a phone, you may want to check out the specs. According to the Freedom phone website, the specs are:
* 6 inch screen
* Great camera
* Does everything your current satan pedophile socialist phone does:

And this is too perfect:

XDA dissects the phone here.

Season 3 Trailers

Oh, two shows I started watching last year both released trailers for their upcoming third seasons.

First, What We Do in the Shadows. This got me through the fall of covid. A mockumentary about vampires living in Staten Island. One of the funniest shows I have seen in a long time:

And Succession. I just got a subscription to HBO Max a few months ago and I binged watched the first two seasons of Succession in about a week. It took a few episodes to really grow on me since I really didn’t feel like watching a wealthy family after being subjected to four years of the Trumps. But, it’s just a compelling watch: