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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Dr. Rob Davidson is an emergency physician in a rural area of West Michigan, which is experiencing a Covid surge: As of last Monday, nine hospitals in Michigan were 100 percent full, and at least 20 others were at or above 90 percent capacity. Statewide, nearly one in four hospital patients has a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19.

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The GOP is a Death Cult.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 10:56 AM | Reply

"Against stupidity we have no defense. Neither protests nor force can touch it. Reasoning is of no use. Facts that contradict personal prejudices can simply be disbelieved " indeed, the fool can counter by criticizing them, and if they are undeniable, they can just be pushed aside as trivial exceptions. So the fool, as distinct from the scoundrel, is completely self-satisfied. In fact, they can easily become dangerous, as it does not take much to make them aggressive. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-12-08 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Send them the bill !!!

Why should we pay for their stupidity.

#3 | Posted by bat4255 at 2021-12-08 11:09 AM | Reply

I see it every day, here in WV...
stubbornly stupid people.

#4 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-12-08 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Same thing happening next door.

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin hospitals are at a breaking point as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations climbs, taking up significant resources under tight conditions and leading them to once again delay procedures.

"We are at full, period," Froedtert Hospital President Eric Conley said.

"Unfortunately, the vast majority of our COVID patients are patients that are unvaccinated and could have prevented their need for care if they had taken action during this pandemic," Conley said.

"Roughly around 88% of our COVID-positive patients in-house are unvaccinated," Conley said.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2021-12-08 11:26 AM | Reply

Isn't Michigan a blue state?

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 11:30 AM | Reply

Isn't Jeff an idiot?

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2021-12-08 11:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 7

Isn't Michigan a blue state?

#6 | Posted by BellRinger

Its not the blue citizens filling the hospitals. It's your stupid anti vax cult.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-08 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Isn't Michigan a blue state?

Unfortunately even blue states have a mouth breathing red monkey on their back.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 12:30 PM | Reply

"Isn't Michigan a blue state?"

Nice troll!

"Dr. Rob Davidson is an emergency physician in a rural area of West Michigan"

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 12:32 PM | Reply

The point is in Florida a pro vax anti mandate and anti lockdown approach makes the governor the grim reaper during a period where seasonal weather guaranteed a spike. Now, when seasonal weather guarantees a spike in. Michigan it just happens- the lockdown and mandate measures of the governor cannot be scrutinized or compared against Florida.

#11 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The point is in Florida a pro vax anti mandate and anti lockdown approach makes the governor the grim reaper during a period where seasonal weather guaranteed a spike.

Ensuring donors get vaccines first doesn't make DeathSentence "pro vax."

Not when the courts anti-vaxxers at every turn.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 12:55 PM | Reply

In what world is Florida "pro vax?"

Only in Troll World.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 12:56 PM | Reply

Bottom line - you people are political hacks. It's a global pandemic that originated from your favorite country and government - China. Do you all really want to emulate the approach Australia is taking?

This should be a lefty Malthusian / Sanger wet dream. Kill off as many as possible in order to preserve natural resources and slow the rate of global warming. Plus, it's mostly deplorables who are dying so good riddance! Utopia has been sighted.

#14 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 12:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

BTW until you learn how to read and interpret data just STFU.

FL 174,657 cases per million; 2877 deaths per million

www.worldometers.info

MI-153,717 cases per million; 2627 deaths per million

www.worldometers.info

Looking at the graphs you can see amplitude and duration of the peaks is no where close between FL and MI.

Keep spit shining the DeathSentence turd all you want, jeff. All you're doing is eating s&^%.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Months and months ago Gov. Whitmer was getting death threats (maybe she still is) from this crowd. I guess the volume of those threats is diminishing. Tough to kill someone from the grave. Oh well, she tried to tell them...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2021-12-08 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bottom line - you people are political hacks. It's a global pandemic that originated from your favorite country and government - China.

The comedy writes itself.

Nice to see you finally removing that fence pole from your ass.

Do you all really want to emulate the approach Australia is taking?

Nice reductio ad absurdum straw man.

This should be a lefty Malthusian / Sanger wet dream. Kill off as many as possible in order to preserve natural resources and slow the rate of global warming. Plus, it's mostly deplorables who are dying so good riddance! Utopia has been sighted.

#14 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

TruSt mE GUyS! I'M Not a TrUmPeR!

-jeffy

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 01:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Kill off as many as possible in order to preserve natural resources"

If Deplorables would stay away from the hospitals like they stay away from the vaccine, you might have an argument there.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This should be a lefty Malthusian / Sanger wet dream. Kill off as many as possible in order to preserve natural resources and slow the rate of global warming. Plus, it's mostly deplorables who are dying so good riddance! Utopia has been sighted.

POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 2021-12-08 12:57 PM | REPLY

Dummkopfs gonna Dummkopf. Covid doesn't zone in on your political enemies. It zones in on your friendlies as well. Dummkopfs never think beyond their noses.

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-12-08 01:06 PM | Reply

"Do you all really want to emulate the approach Australia is taking?"

Which approach is working better?

Australia: 80 deaths per million
United States: 2,433 deaths per million

Australia: 18,029 cases per million
United States: 150,608 cases per million

Tell us again how you're strongly pro-life!

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" Covid doesn't zone in on your political enemies."

It sort of does, if your enemies are suicidal enough to not get vaccinated...
But that's not something you can design in a biology lab.

That's something you design in a Russian and a Republican propaganda lab.

Why are the Republican elite so intent on killing off their own?
So that their assets, notably very affordable rural land, become the property of the wealthy, after the deceased owners bankrupt themselves by ignoring a plague.

It's like a very slow acting neutron bomb. Kills the people, but leaves all their belongings intact. To be scooped up for pennies on the dollar.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" Ensuring donors get vaccines first doesn't make DeathSentence "pro vax"

That would be your butt boy Cuomo. As for Florida, prioritizing high risk seniors was smart. Go spoon with Rebekkah, hack.

#22 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 01:36 PM | Reply

"prioritizing high risk seniors"

Florida prioritized high wealth donors.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 01:38 PM | Reply

#23. Nope. Debunked when the story was floated by none other than state Democrats. But Keep clinging to it like the Steele Dossier

#24 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 01:44 PM | Reply

Florida Gov DeSantis signs bill limiting vaccine mandates abcnews.go.com

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 01:53 PM | Reply

"#23. Nope. Debunked"

The Herald report comes after weeks of controversy over whether the wealthy communities targeted by the DeSantis' vaccine "pods" were influenced by political considerations.
Three communities in Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties developed by Republican fundraiser Pat Neal were chosen by DeSantis for pop-up sites. Neal contributed $125,000 to DeSantis in 2018 and 2019.
Only two ZIP codes were eligible at the Manatee site, and County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh included herself and the development's CEO on a VIP list.
www.tampabay.com

Do income brackets matter?
It looks like income brackets do matter.
Let's look first at that upper end. According to news reports, over 1,200 homeowners of the exclusive Ocean Reef Club, in north Key Largo, got shots in January, a time when the vaccine was in short supply.
One particular Ocean Reef resident, Bruce Rauner, a former Republican governor of Illinois and head of a private-equity firm, gave a $250,000 check to DeSantis' political action committee " part of $3.9 million DeSantis received since December.
DeSantis said the shots were decided not by him but by a "South Florida hospital," later identified as Baptist Health System. But Baptist said in a statement that "the State of Florida asked Baptist Health to take delivery ... to the Medical Center at Ocean Reef." (Emphasis added.)
www.palmbeachpost.com

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Isn't Michigan a blue state?

#6 | Posted by BellRinger

No very definitely not. Purple. Totally a swing state today and it has been for some time. It went tRump in 2016 and Biden in 2020. The fact that GOP controlled the 2010 redistricting ensured super majorities in the state government for the GOP as well. Hopefully our new redistricting board will strike balance.

As for the article - the West side of the state is primarily the conservative bastion. I have said it here recently - my nephew is working in an ICU on the West side of Michigan. It is overfull with COVID patients - most on vents. When I last talked to him of the 40 COVID patients in his area, 1 (one) was vaccinated and the rest were not. They has 2 over the age of 65 (including the vaccinated one) and the rest were under.

Frankly if enough of them kill themselves off and pay for it out of their pocket I am fine with that. The problem is everyone else they are dragging down with them literally and financially.

#27 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-08 02:47 PM | Reply

That would be your butt boy Cuomo. As for Florida, prioritizing high risk seniors was smart. Go spoon with Rebekkah, hack.

#22 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

I've never said a word of support for Cuomo.

If you want to compare the COVID responses, though, Cuomo was head and shoulders above DeathSentence.

If you weren't a hack (or ignorant of much of this topic) you'd know that without being told.

And don't bother bringing up the nursing home talking point. It'll only show what an ignorant tool you are.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Go spoon with Rebekkah, hack.

#22 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

I'm assuming that's the data scientist DeathSentence targeted for leaking the truth about his fudging numbers?

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 02:48 PM | Reply

#29. She's been proven to be flat wrong.

#30 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 03:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28 way to claim not being a Cuomosexual while being one. You suck Dem dong pretty much all of the time whilst always clinging to the LW equivalent of Quanon stupid talking points

#31 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 03:27 PM | Reply

This should be a lefty Malthusian / Sanger wet dream. Kill off as many as possible in order to preserve natural resources and slow the rate of global warming. Plus, it's mostly deplorables who are dying so good riddance! Utopia has been sighted.
#14 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Trumpers always assume everyone is as sociopathic as they are.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2021-12-08 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29. She's been proven to be flat wrong.
#30 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Expert: Florida Covid Death Rate is 15-Times Worse than NPR Analysis
drudge.com

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 03:32 PM | Reply

#29. She's been proven to be flat wrong.

#30 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Funny how this stuff is always "proven" but you never link to it.

Were the county medical examiners also "disproven" when they said they were directly told not to report numbers?

www.sun-sentinel.com

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 03:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#33. Yeah, I saw that. Why has the Death Santis hating media not jumped on board? It's reminiscent of when media outlets wouldn't publish the Steele Dossier until Buzzfreed obliged. Cuomo covered up numbers that were double and that's what really did him in. 15 times buried? Not buying that. Not without better substantiation.

#35 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 03:41 PM | Reply

You suck Dem dong pretty much all of the time whilst always clinging to the LW equivalent of Quanon stupid talking points

#31 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

There is "LW equivalent of Quanon [sic]."

That particular strain of stupidity is all righty all the time.

And no, stating an objective fact doesn't make me a "Cuomosexual."

So who are we speaking to today? This isn't lil Jeffy. RoC?

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 03:41 PM | Reply

Cuomo covered up numbers that were double and that's what really did him in. 15 times buried? Not buying that. Not without better substantiation.

#35 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

He didn't "cover them up." He reported them in a different category. And yes, that did rightfully do him in.

Finally, do you think anyone is surprised that you don't believe it? You don't believe it because that would mean removing DeathSentence's dong from you mouth. Hack.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 03:43 PM | Reply

"LW equivalent of Quanon"

Besides not being able to spell QAnon right, there is no left-wing equivalent of QAnon.

Nobody on the left says Clinton partied with Epstein to expose Epstein's pedophile ring.
Only QAnon Trumpers say Trump partied with Epstein to expose Epstein's pedophile ring.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#37 you are still ------------ over the Steele Dossier. Cuomo was exposed in a cover up of scandalous proportions. It was only then when sexual scandal accusations came out. Those were an obvious distraction from a much worse scandal.

#39 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 03:48 PM | Reply

"Cuomo was exposed in a cover up of scandalous proportions."

DeSantis is openly aiding and abetting the spread of COVID-19.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 03:56 PM | Reply

Uh huh. Sure.

#41 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 03:56 PM | Reply

So who are we speaking to today? This isn't lil Jeffy. RoC?

The preoccupation with "sucking dong" and "------------" would suggest that it is, in fact, Jeff.

#42 | Posted by JOE at 2021-12-08 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#37 you are still ------------ over the Steele Dossier. Cuomo was exposed in a cover up of scandalous proportions. It was only then when sexual scandal accusations came out. Those were an obvious distraction from a much worse scandal.

#39 | Posted by BellRinger

You think a governor sexually harrassing women is a bigger scandal than the president colluding with our enemies, who could then blackmail and control him with threats of exposing his actions?

#43 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-08 03:58 PM | Reply

An ICU worker:

"If you don't trust science and doctors to keep you from getting sick, why in the hell are you clogging up hospitals trusting them to cure you?"

Great question. Make unvaccinated people pay for their own medical care. If you aren't wearing a seat belt when you're injured in a collision, your insurer may not pay your medical bills.

#44 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-12-08 03:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"president colluding with our enemies, who could then blackmail and control him"

Ghislaine Maxwell is a Mossad asset.
The child prostitutes were used to develop blackmail dossiers on Epstein's powerful clients, for use by Israeli intelligence.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You think a governor sexually harrassing women is a bigger scandal than the president colluding with our enemies, who could then blackmail and control him with threats of exposing his actions?
#43 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2021-12-08 03:58 PM

Let's leave Biden out of this.

#46 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 04:11 PM | Reply

So damn selfish of them. So many important surgeries being missed to "own the libs" by dying in a hospital bed from a preventable illness.

#47 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2021-12-08 04:53 PM | Reply

#33. Yeah, I saw that. Why has the Death Santis hating media not jumped on board? It's reminiscent of when media outlets wouldn't publish the Steele Dossier until Buzzfreed obliged. Cuomo covered up numbers that were double and that's what really did him in. 15 times buried? Not buying that. Not without better substantiation.

#35 | Posted by BellRinger

If you "Saw that" did you read that? John Hopkins numbers were not updated in over 6 months because of the change in reporting from the state. Florida still needs to report the numbers to the feds by county. The Federal Government is reporting them in the Community Profile Report. All the data is linked, attributed and there is even a side by side comparison of the numbers. It is pretty black and white simple that NPR had it wrong in their published article and they even admitted it. That is what honest outlets do when they get information wrong.

I mean WTF needs "better substantiation"? That it doesn't fit a narrative you have or something?

#48 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-08 04:58 PM | Reply

Let's leave Biden out of this.

#46 | Posted by BellRinger

Your joke doesnt help you dodge the question.

Lets ask it again and see if you need to doge again: Do you think a governor sexually harrassing women is a bigger scandal than the president colluding with our enemies, who could then blackmail and control him with threats of exposing his actions?

#49 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-08 04:59 PM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.

#50 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-08 05:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump has no morals.

And he's a moron.

But he's rich, unlike the vast majority of his idiots followers and apologists like jeff.

Neither of you are fit to lick bidens boots.

#51 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-12-08 05:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was."

Tell me your life barometer is waaaaay off without using those specific words.

#52 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-12-08 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was."

Trollolol.

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump's closest friends, cronies, and heroes:

Roy Cohn
Steve Bannon
Stephen Miller
Roger Stone
Paul Manafort
Michael Flynn
Devin Nunes
Mark Meadows

...and that doesn't mention the crotchfruit who "misappropriated" donations to charity.

Was there ever a larger barrel of lickspittle scum?

#54 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-12-08 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

I mean WTF needs "better substantiation"?

It also needs to be "properly predicated." Why should Florida have to report any numbers to anyone? States Rights!

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 05:11 PM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.

#50 | Posted by BellRinger

Sure. Just accuse your opponent of your own crimes. Trump taught you well.

If your cult leader is compromised by commiting crimes with our enemies, just say the other side did it worse, without any evidence or support.

Problem is, anyone dumb enough to buy that is already in your cult.

#56 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-12-08 05:55 PM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.

#50 | Posted by BellRinger

There isn't a single piece of right wing drivel you won't gulp down, is there?

In any case, this isn't about Biden vs Trump. This is about righties continuing to allow COVID to spread unmitigated, filling up hospitals demanding the people they think are full of it save their pathetic lives with herbs, vitamins and whatever other dumb ---- they believe in lieu of modern medicine and vaccines.

#57 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-08 06:57 PM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.
#50 | Posted by BellRinger

LOL

Link up, buttercup.

#58 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-12-08 07:40 PM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.

Ah yes, the old, "I know you are but what am I?" retort. Such a classic. Mix in some homophobia, a few whataboutisms, and some recycled propaganda straw man filler and you have your wingnut troll cocktail of the night.

The silver lining? At least I can still be amazed at how utterly stupid right wingers are in the face of objective reality...hard to do after Dubya and later, Hair Twitler. Kudos to you, comrade.

#59 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-12-08 09:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Do you all really want to emulate the approach Australia is taking?"

Which approach is working better?

Australia: 80 deaths per million
United States: 2,433 deaths per million

Why do you hate what's working?

Why does every trumper think they are smarter than people who are more successful?

Y'all cannot really be this stupid. Can you?

Nevermind...that's rhetorical...there are ICU's across the nation filled with geniuses who thought they were smarter than a virus. They see fat nixon get it, get pumped full of every experimental treatment in a luxury suite at Walter Reed and believe that they too will get all those expensive and experimental drugs when they inevitably get it.

Trumpers: Hell NO I am not getting vaccinated or wear a mask or social distance.

Also trumpers: Why hasn't Biden ended the pandemic yet?

The stupid just writes itself.

#60 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-12-09 08:43 AM | Reply

It wasn't a joke. Biden is more compromised than Trump ever was.
#50 | Posted by BellRinger

That's precious.

i.imgflip.com

i.imgflip.com

#61 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-12-09 08:46 AM | Reply

Ghislaine Maxwell is a Mossad asset.
The child prostitutes were used to develop blackmail dossiers on Epstein's powerful clients, for use by Israeli intelligence.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-08 04:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

You do have to wonder just how Epstine was able to generate that much wealth so quickly.

#62 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-12-09 08:48 AM | Reply

Link up, buttercup.

#58 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2021-12-08 07:40 PM

www.politico.com

#63 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-12-09 10:34 AM | Reply

Read your link Ding Dong.

It in no way comprises Biden in any way close to the criminal negligence and corruption of Trumpy and his deplorable cronies.

Hunter's problem does show that power eventually can corrupt anyone. Given enough time. Another reason our system only allows that amount of power to be held for only two election cycles. Any more than that and the most saintly among us will start to get corrupted.

But again. You need to get your head checked if you think Biden is more compromised at this point than Trumpy. Have you not even been paying attention?

Anyway it's your credibility. Destroy it all you want. You didn't have much anyway so no big loss I guess.

#64 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-12-09 12:04 PM | Reply

#63

Are you joking? In a debate about who's compromised more, you link to Hunter Biden?!?

#65 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-12-09 12:09 PM | Reply

Anyway it's your credibility.

Oh, that ship has sailed.

#66 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-12-09 01:44 PM | Reply

Yesterday's COVID numbers (thanks to the unvaccinated):

New cases (that we know about):

149,000

Deaths:

1,851

www.google.com

#67 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-12-09 02:38 PM | Reply

Not much of a leader who can't get people to do what they do not want to do. Anyone can get people to do what they are going to do anyway.

#68 | Posted by jdmeth at 2021-12-09 10:25 PM | Reply

Chris Christie says it's "undeniable" he got COVID from the orange plague rat.

www.axios.com

#69 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-12-09 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh, that ship has sailed.

#66 | Posted by Alexandrite

Sailed?

It sunk in dry dock.

#70 | Posted by jpw at 2021-12-10 12:19 AM | Reply

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