His Gov't Job Was Informing Public About COVID-19. His Other Job Was Calling For Fauci To Be Executed.

William B. Crews, a public affairs official for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has left his job today after the Daily Beast reported that Crews was moonlighting as "streiff," the managing editor of RedState.

Crews was not pushed to "retire" simply because he wrote for a conservative website under a pseudonym. Rather, it is likely because he spent his time at that conservative website undermining NIAIDS' work of informing the public about COVID-19 — his actual job there — and writing numerous articles about how COVID-19 isn't a real threat, calling his co-workers and his boss, Dr. Anthony Fauci, "public health nazis," and calling for them to be publicly executed in an extremely violent and horrific manner.

It is actually somewhat surprising that his tenure there did not end with a Patrick Henry Sherrill moment, given how thirsty he was to witness his co-workers' demise.

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Donald Trump Keepin' It Classy, As Always

Donald Trump, never one to miss an opportunity to be an asshole, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning he didn't think Ruth Bader Ginsburg actually said her "final wish" was for her successor on the Supreme Court to be chosen by a new president. Because why would a dying Supreme Court justice think of such a thing? Especially such a nasty thing, so unpatriotic. In what may constitute a show of respect for the late jurist, Trump didn't call Ginsburg a "nasty woman." This time. Probably saving it for a rally.

Now, to be clear, when Ginsburg told her granddaughter, Clara Spera, a few days before she died, "my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," that doesn't have the force of law or anything, we know that. Justices don't get to choose their successors or the timing of their appointment, except for Anthony Kennedy.

On the other hand, gratuitously suggesting it was all a hoax by Democrats is about as Trumpy as you get.


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It's Time To Be Absolute Motherf*ckers

All elected Democrats, please remember one thing between now and the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. We are madder, and there are more of us. No matter how Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump play this, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg just added a whole new lit match to an election where everybody to the left of Genghis Khan was ready to walk over hot coals to vote against Donald Trump. Now? Fuuuuck.

Luckily, some prominent elected Democrats, from all sides of the intra-party squabbles, seem to get this, and they are making noises like they are going to fuck some shit up.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the first, commenting Friday night on Instagram:

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Mark Kelly Could Be Just The Spaceman To Launch Mitch McConnell's SCOTUS Dreams Directly Into The Sun

Since Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, amidst the despair and existential dread, people have been talking about whether or not Mitch McConnell actually is holding the cards he says he's holding, and will actually be able to quickly seat a "Handmaid's Tale" extra in RBG's seat before Joe Biden beats the shit out of Donald Trump in 43 days.

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Colins have made statements suggesting they are opposed to it, though take Susan Collins's word at your own peril. Some are holding on to past statements from Chuck Grassley suggesting what's good for the goose is good for the "pidgin," and that he would support waiting for a new president to make the nomination. Of couse, Grassley isn't chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee anymore. Craven shitheel Lindsey Graham is.

Mitt Romney? Nobody fucking knows, and he's not saying.

Throughout all this talk about other vulnerable senators — Joni Ernst is DOWN THREE to Theresa Greenfield according to a new poll, DONATE TO GREENFIELD — exactly nobody has suggested that Arizona GOP Senator Martha McSally might have a shred of human decency, or even read the room and realize just how badly she is about to lose her own Senate race, and support waiting for a senator people actually want representing them to cast that vote. She's a total fucking asshole. Nobody ever died on the hill of "Maybe Martha McSally will surprise us by having a soul."

Speaking of, hello, Senator McSally:

But it might not matter, if we can stall long enough, and if you haven't heard about why yet, here is why.

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Is Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic Jesus Batsh*t Cult Literally 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

We are just asking.

We don't know if Donald Trump is going to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, who is literally batshit, to stinky up the seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the greatest justices to ever sit on the Supreme Court. But if he does, all the Handmaid's Tale jokes will officially be too real.

When Coney Barrett sat for her confirmation hearing to the federal judiciary's Seventh Circuit seat she is currently stinky-ing up, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein memorably said to her, "the dogma lives loudly within you." Coney Barrett is the insane kind of Catholic. She has stated publicly that "life begins at conception," which is funny if you know anything about science and how well that fertilized egg survives in the wild if it fails to implant. She doesn't necessarily believe in observing precedent, if she thinks the case was decided incorrectly. (Hi, Roe v. Wade. How you hangin' on?)

She believes her (batshit) religious beliefs are more important than the law, when it comes to deciding cases. She doesn't even think the Miranda decision (no not Lin Manuel, the "Law & Order" thing where you get read your rights) was very good.

She's real bad at this. And batshit.

Before Trump nominated Coney Barrett to the Seventh Circuit, she had never been a judge before. Sure, why not put that fucking idiot on the Supreme Court? (Because she's only 48 and could potentially skullfuck America for 50 years if confirmed.)

Oh yeah, and this dumbass is also a longstanding member of the same type of Catholic Jesus club that was literally the inspiration for The Handmaid's Tale.

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Kelly Loeffler Ad Reaches Out To Suburban Moms Who Love Attila The Hun

Promises to keep 'Under Crom' in the pledge.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler released a fun new ad yesterday touting her credentials as the most conservative person in Congress, at least according to one rightwing political outfit. In the Geico-style ad, a couple watching TV happily remarks that Loeffler is "more conservative than Attila the Hun." Which is exactly what you want to be to prove you love America, or at least fifth-century central and eastern Europe. Is it the stupidest ad of the 2020 campaign? Hard to say, but it's certainly among the cheapest looking!

The ad is supposed to be hawking Loeffler's "100-percent" score on slavish devotion to Donald Trump, bestowed by the Heritage Foundation's political advocacy arm, Heritage Action. A suburban couple blathers a bit about how VERY conservative Loeffler is, and then we cut to what appears to be a secondhand set from the original Star Trek — probably the third season, at that. Attila growls gibberish at an aide, who translates:

Attila: Gurp Garff!

Aide: "Fight China" — got it.

Attila: Heygg garr!

Aide: "Attack big government" — Yeah. Mm-hmm.

Attila: Garrr Shrrm!

Aide: "Eliminate the liberal scribes" — uh-oh!

Narrator: More conservative than Attila the Hun. Kelly Loeffler, 100% Trump voting record.

Haw-haw, conservatives have always hated the liberal media, and if reelected, Kelly Loeffler will apparently have all the reporters executed or something! It's fun!

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Trump CDC Issues New Coronavirus Guidance: DOY DOY DOY WE DUNNO

What in the fuck is going on over there?

The CDC used to be the gold standard of the entire world when it came to respected public health organizations. If the CDC said it, it was gospel. So it stands to reason that Donald Trump has decided to fully piss on it until it dies of Trump golden showers. If people respect CDC more than they respect Dear Leader, CDC must be destroyed!

Last week, we watched as HHS spokesman/Trump-Russia scandal omnipresent idiot Michael Caputo lost his literal marbles about the shadows on his ceiling after news came out that he had personally been manipulating CDC reports to bring them into line with Donald Trump's lies. Caputo is now on "medical leave."

After that, right on schedule, news broke that when the agency said out of nowhere a while back that actually people who have been exposed to the coronavirus didn't need to be tested, that guidance didn't actually come from CDC scientists at all. In fact, they were against it! Instead it came from the jerkoffs at Trump's HHS, and also the White House coronavirus task force. Somebody just stuck it on the CDC website.

(Sidenote: In that case, a CDC scientist explained that for those who knew what to look for, the guidance on NO TESTING, NO TESTING, YOU ARE THE TESTING! was pretty obviously not written by CDC scientists, because of how it had "elementary errors" like talking about "testing for Covid-19," as opposed to testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes it. So next time CDC issues some new guidance that looks like bullshit — which might just be today! — have a scientist read and see if it rings any of their bells.)

Anyway, by Friday, having gotten caught again, CDC decided it was a good idea to get tested for coronavirus after all. Who knew? (Everyone.)

AND NOW HERE WE ARE AGAIN!

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