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    But surely, Paul Ryan can at least have shown the American people he’s able to stand up to Donald Trump after their long, murky relationship with each other, and the fact that the entire Trump administration has been a cesspool of corruption and incompetence, right? HA! No. Paul Ryan ignores all the failings and wrongdoing the way you’d expect, by pretending it’s not happening and just wanking even harder about screwing over poor people. When the story of the day is that Trump campaign officials are getting indicted, Ryan would much rather talk about how great his s***ty tax plan is going. And honestly, that’s one of his more honorable moments. Ryan defended Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey for not making the Russian collusion investigation go away. Which is goddamned pathetic when you remember there’s audio of Paul Ryan being told by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that “Putin pays Trump”. He's riding a horse along the U.S./Mexico border like a putz as part of a fundraising blitz and wanting Trump’s stupid border wall built (which is an interesting stance for a supposed intelligent fiscal conservative to want to waste money on a useless novelty project). Paul Ryan had to be shamed by Jake Tapper in a CNN interview to even acknowledge that Donald Trump’s “both sides” remarks after the terrorist attack carried out by Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville was wrong. Like, if you couldn’t bring yourself to speak ill of Trump then? He did only moderately better when Trump spoke about “s***hole countries”, managing the nerve to say those remarks were “unfortunate” and “unhelpful”.

    In effect, Paul Ryan is a craven s*** who feared not winning re-election, so opted to “retire” in 2018, not long after our last profile. He was one of the LAMEST lame duck Congressmen in the history of the House, twiddling his thumbs impotently and shrugging whenever asked to comment on any of the abhorrent quotes from Donald Trump. The only thing he could be arsed to do in his last days in office was to try and increase the amount of immigration in America… provided those immigrants are IRISH. This during a supposed “immigration crisis” at our southern border. If you think the infectious touch of Paul Ryan is gone from American politics… not exactly. He’ll continue smearing his own brand of s*** about because even further underlining the fact that Fox News is state television for the Republican Party… Paul Ryan was hired with no experience to be on the Board of Directors of Fox Corp, the parent company of Fox News. In conclusion, f*** Paul Ryan, and may he never win any political office again. We will set aside his profile at this time and profile a different wacky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 847-45, since this was established in July 2014.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Many product warnings had to be placed after someone with no common sense used the product in an obviously improper way. I mean, really, ingesting a substance meant to be used in fish tanks? What an idiot!
    Well yeah, they believed something Trump said. That means Trump puts about 34% of likely voters and their families at risk when he keeps it up as he did just now:

    What do u have to lose...take it...but hydroxychlorquine, try it, if u'd like...if u have a heart condition, probly stay away from the Zpak, but that's an antibiotic, it can clean out the lungs &the lungs are a point of attack for this horrible virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Are there no homophobes, transphobes, or racists among those groups?

    I wouldn't be surprised to see that there were maybe less, but this kind of thing could get hairy pretty quickly.
    I sometimes think a certain amount of racism is just about “hardwired into the human psyche”...

    Put it this way, in my own country (UK) the Labour Party is the most progressive large scale political party, the one on the surface most committed to equality of all classes, sexes, races, creeds..

    And to quote a mate: “The least racist part of town is the Labour Club at 6pm. At 11pm...after the beer flows and people reveal their true colours...it’s the most racist part of town”

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    Jose Oliva

    Welcome to what is the 847th original profile here at “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day”, where we’ll be discussing Jose Oliva, who has been a member of the Florida House of Representatives for District 110 since winning a special election in the middle of 2011, and is currently serving as the Speaker of the Florida House, a role he has held since 2018. Oliva spent eight long years being a toady as a legislator for former Gov. Rick Scott, where we’ve seen him support some of the Florida GOP’s more extreme bills through that time:

    • March 1st, 2012: Jose Oliva votes for HB 1209, a bill aimed at prohibiting courts from basing decisions on “foreign laws” which was a piece of legislation created by Islamophobic conservatives trying to stop the spread of Sharia Law in the United States (that isn’t, at all).
    • March 1st, 2012: Oliva votes for SB 98, to authorize student-led prayer in school.
    • February 20th, 2014: Jose Oliva co-sponsors and votes for HB 1047, an attempt to limit abortion by changing the legal definition of fetal viability.
    • April 9th, 2015: Oliva votes for HB 7111, a bill aimed at allowing adoption agencies to refuse to grant adoptions to same sex couples based on their religious need to be discriminatory homophobes.
    • April 22nd, 2015: Jose Oliva votes for HB 633, a medically unnecessary 24 hour waiting period for abortions.
    • February 3rd, 2016: Oliva votes for HB 163, to allow for the open carry of firearms in Florida.
    • March 2nd, 2016: Jose Oliva votes for HB 43, to authorize churches to decline marriage services to same sex couples.
    • March 9th, 2016: Oliva was apparently motivated by the fear-mongering by the Center for Medical Progress about Planned Parenthood, because he voted for HB 1411, to make stricter requirements on the disposal of fetal tissue.
    • January 12th, 2018: Jose Oliva votes for HB 9, the prohibit local cities and governments from creating sanctuary cities for undocumented citizens.
    • May 1st, 2019: Oliva, only months after the mass shooting at Parkland, votes to authorize firearms on school campuses, because the solution is always an influx of more guns.


    But, where we truly realized that Jose Oliva should have no place in politics was back in February of 2019, when during an interview about abortion, he referred to pregnant women as “host bodies”:

    This was not a one-time slip off, because later in the same interview, Oliva mentioned that he believed in life at conception, before doing it again:

    Jose Oliva is term-limited in the Florida House in 2020. We’re pretty sure that given his age, we won’t be hearing the last of him, however, and we’re expecting him to run for higher office at some point, likely in the Florida State Senate. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis might appoint him. Given the above quotes, he may have damned himself from being able to “fail up” politically, but only time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Many product warnings had to be placed after someone with no common sense used the product in an obviously improper way. I mean, really, ingesting a substance meant to be used in fish tanks? What an idiot!
    I remember reading that the instruction manual for the Winnebago specifically states that Cruise Control is not Autopilot, and that you can't turn it on, then leave the driver's seat to go make a pot of coffee in the back - because apparently someone did just that.

    Or to put it another way....

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    Holy shit France. Why the hell would you even suggest using people in Africa as test subjects!

    French Doctors suggest using Africaas testing ground for vaccine.

    Two French doctors have been accused of racism for suggesting that a potential vaccine for coronavirus should first be tested on people in Africa.

    The comments were made on the French television channel, LCI, during a discussion on Wednesday about COVID-19 trials set to be launched in Europe and Australia to see if the BCG tuberculosis vaccine could be used to treat the virus.

    "It may be provocative. Should we not do this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment or intensive care, a little bit like it's been done for certain AIDS studies, where among prostitutes, we try things, because we know that they are highly exposed and don't protect themselves?" said Jean-Paul Mira, head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin Hospital in Paris.

    Camille Locht, research director at France's national health institute, Inserm, agreed: "You are right. And by the way, we are thinking of in parallel about a study in Africa using this same approach."

    It did not take long for the backlash to begin on social media.

    "Africa isn't a testing lab," Ivorian professional football player Didier Drogba, who used to play for Chelsea, wrote on Twitter. "I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racist words."

    Olivier Faure, of France's Socialist Party, said the marks were hardly a provocation. "It's not provocation, it's just racism," he wrote on Twitter. "Africa is not the laboratory of Europe. Africans are not rats!"

    The anti-racism group SOS Racisme called on France's media regulator, the Conseil Supérieur de L’Audiovisuel (CSA), to formally condemn the remarks.

    The group issued a statement saying, "No, Africans aren't guinea pigs", adding that comparison with AIDS and prostitutes was "problematic" and "unwelcome".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspellmaster View Post
    Holy shit France. Why the hell would you even suggest using people in Africa as test subjects!

    French Doctors suggest using Africaas testing ground for vaccine.
    Let's be fair and say that it's two French doctors, not' France', but it's not like there's not a history of this stuff or that it would have been considered unusual to them all that long ago.

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    Coronavirus Is Upending Many Of The World’s Biggest Religious Holidays

    Nearly every major religion has an important holiday in April — which means it will be a month of surreal new changes for American believers.

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    As Fauci Pleads For Americans To Keep Distance, Trump Talks Of Opening Country

    Despite saying that the worst was yet to come, President Trump talked of opening things back up: “We don’t want to be doing this for months and months.” Rather TRUMP doesn't want to be doing this for months and months. He knows the economy is the only thing keeping his poll numbers from flatlining. As for the American people? He could care less.

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    ‘It Was Terrible What He Did’: Trump Rips Navy Captain Who Sounded Alarm On His Sick Sailors

    “This isn’t a class on literature. This is a captain of a massive ship that’s nuclear-powered. He shouldn’t be talking that way in a letter,” Trump said of Brett Crozier. Let me see if I've got this right, in Trump's warped mind, a ship commander protecting his crew is bad, but a SEAL who committed war atrocities is good. Got it.

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    Jared Kushner’s COVID-19 Brainstorms Stole Time From Scientists Racing The Clock: Report

    The former real estate developer threw half-formed ideas at health experts they didn’t have time to deal with, The Washington Post reports.

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    As U.S. Food Lines Grow, Chef Jose Andres Warns The ‘Worst Is Yet To Come’

    Latest consequence of grim COVID-19 pandemic in America: Hunger

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    Governors Are Going To Extraordinary Measures In Hunt For Medical Supplies

    They’re bidding against each other and the federal government for supplies Americans desperately need. Then sometimes the orders just don’t show up.
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    Good luck to Keir Starmer as new leader of the Labour Party in the UK.
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