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    On this date in 2014, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published a profile on Richard Mourdock, the candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana back in 2012 who famously said, “Children conceived through rape are part of God’s plan”, and then, for whatever reason, convinced himself that this statement HELPED his chances of winning office. In 2014, Mourdock resurfaced one last time to say the United States under the Obama administratiob was about to become just like Nazi Germany.

    It was on this date in 2015 that "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled former perennial Kristia Cavere, a former Tea Party Congressional candidate for New York's 19th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cavere, a Fundamentalist, loathed the idea of same-sex marriage and is an anti-Feminist, who claims that there is a “War on Boyhood”. Most of those views come from her online blog writings, which include her claim that in 2009, the Chicago Hilton Hotel hosted an “Islamic terror conference”. Cavere also often tried giving credit for anything positive that has ever happened in the United States to the Republican Party, and her most staggering historical rewrite is that “The Republicans are the ones who liberated Europe in World War II” which apparently neglects that the two presidents during the war were Democrats, or, y'know, that the boys fighting were probably from both parties. Ironically, Cavere thinks the real problem for Republicans in elections is that they are just "bad communicators", as if she's the pinnacle of messaging. Cavere's most ridiculous claim was that the Obama administration put diplomats in danger in Baghdad in 2009 by having a costume party at the embassy with drag queens in attendance, which was only a slightly less terrible lie than the ones she told her own party about her fundraising. Cavere claimed she had raised $400,000 to use in the election, but as her campaign staff would sheepishly admit, it was more like $5000, and she soon dropped out of the race and soon disappeared completely from politics.

    On this date in 2016, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published a profile about Rick Green, a two-time candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, failing to reach office in both 2010 and 2016. Even with the endorsements of Chuck Norris, Mat Staver (another theocratic fanatic), and another CSGOPOTD alum, Warren Chisum. Green's got it in his head that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, which has a lot to do with the fact that he's best pals with former legendary CSGOPOTD David Barton, a man long since exposed by a fraud with a theocratic agenda by actual historians who Green still bills on their radio show as "America's premier historian" even though he's a laughingstock. But Green has got Barton's back from the naysayers, whom he accuses of being involved in a massive communist conspiracy that would "disenfranchise Christians", and compares those criticisms of Barton to the Holocaust, and his critics to Hitler. Now, one of the key principles of the 1st Amendment of our Constitution is that there should be a separation of church and state, but if you ask Rick Green, having one (which he insists we don't) leads to "communism and crime". However, he would rather invoke its existence for his own ideology when convenient, like say, when he tries to apply it to same sex marriage and claim that the government allowing gays and lesbians to be married is a violation of separation of church and state. Green, of course, did not take the Obergefell v Hodges ruling by the Supreme Court very well, instead trying to defeat the "#lovewins" movement by arguing that "love and sex aren't the same thing", citing "prostitution" as an example. Rick Green also has an interesting theory behind a rise of school shootings in America... no, not that it's terribly easy for a kid to get access to a gun lying around, but instead the cause is an absence of forced religious education and of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. Because no god-fearing Christian would ever purposefully or accidentally shoot anybody, you see. While Rick Green might again take a crack at getting on the Texas Supreme Court in 2022, we’ll keep an eye out for him.
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    On this date in 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” had its first profile of the U.S. House Representative from Texas’ 11th Congressional District, Mike Conaway, a former accountant and longtime toady of the Bush family who first won office way back in the 2004 elections, who honestly has done his damnedest to not be noticed while the rest of the Texas House Congressional Caucus do all the stupid things. But as mostly anonymous as Conaway has been compared to some of his compatriots, of late he’s drawing a lot of attention, due to the fact that after California Congressman Devin Nunes went and f***ed up meddling in the Trump/Russia investigation by runn ing to the White House to warn them about how the FBI had picked up their conversations with Russian agents during the 2016 elections… while they were monitoring the Russian agents. That’s obviously as partisan of an act as you’re going to see from someone overseeing an investigation, to warn the person being investigated that they were, in fact, the subject of an investigation, and what evidence has been gathered against them.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/john-...igation-2017-4
    The GOP had to abruptly find someone else to take over trying to quash the inquiries into whether or not the Trump campaign was doing all the treason and colluding with a foreign power to get their help in winning the presidency in the 2016 election, and picked Rep. Conaway to be the guy, although for Nunes’ supposed “recusal”, he’s still been repeatedly caught with his thumb on the scales a handfulof times.
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    Anyway, yeah, Rep. Conaway’s dozen years of anonymity went out the window, because he was overseeing the House’s Trump/Russia investigation until Democrats took back control of the House. Conaway expressed doubt in hearings with James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers as to whether or not Russia even interfered in the 2016 election (meanwhile all the U.S. intelligence agencies agree, they totally did).

    Instead, Rep. Conaway would rather spend time scoring points in hearings that should be serving as a way to preserve the integrity of American elections from a foreign power by instead, talking about the rivalry between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns (Look, we love college football as much as the next guy, but F***ING PRIORITIES, MIKE. JESUS.) and declare the whole fact that a presidential candidate colluded with a foreign power to sway an election in his favor a case of “move along, nothing to see here”.

    It would be a shame if there were some sort of evidence within Mike Conaway’s voting record to indicate that he’s fine with elections being stacked in the favor of the Republican Party, regardless of the cost… OH WAIT, THERE IS. Back in 2006, when the Voting Rights Act was up for renewal in the House, Mike Conaway was one of 33 members of the GOP who shamed themselves by voting against it (and seriously, look down that list, and you see a lot of names from previous CSGOPOTD profiles like Roscoe Bartlett, Steve King, Virginia Foxx, Dana Rohrabacher, and Trent Franks).

    Even though the perception is that Conaway is somehow the most trustworthy member of the Republican House they could have placed to oversee the House’s version of the Trump/Russia investigation, we’re still talking about a guy who’s posed for photos in a “MAGA” hat who as late as January of 2017 was comparing the hacking done by Russian hackers during the 2017 election as much of a severe and unprecedented manipulation upon the outcome to the fact that Hillary Clinton hired a Mariachi band to appear at one of her campaign events:
    And that is some “bothsidesdoit” bulls***.

    And we’re also talking about a guy who has blocked inquiries into finding out how much all of Donald Trump’s weekly trips down to Mar-A-Lago on Air Force One, to stay at his own resort and charge the Secret Service for room nights there actually are costing taxpayers. His actual defense into blocking the inquiry was hardly inspiring:
    So he can acknowledge there’s a reason for there to be some sort of ethical violation there, but THAT’S NOT THIS COMMITTEE’S JOB, SO SHOVE OFF. Although, maybe Rep. Conaway’s lack of concern about ethics might explain why he and his wife have chosen to ignore the rules set in place by the Stock Act, and started purchasing shares in health insurance companies while knowing they would profit from those shares even more if the GOP successfully repeal the Affordable Care Act. Which yes, has led to investigations into him possibly committing insider trading.

    Outside of Conaway trying to half-ass the Trump/Russia inquiry and pretend he’s fully engaged, well, there’s a long, long voting record for us to dive into, featuring the fact that co-sponsored and voted for a resolution towards creating a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage back in 2006, has on several occasions votes for bans on abortion at 20 weeks twice voted to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, votes against equal pay for women and minimum wage increases, votes against any and all legislation that would increase LGBTQ rights including ENDA and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the fact that he voted against the DREAM Act, voted against the Zadroga Bill, to provide healthcare for first responders from 9/11, and in 2011, even voted against raising the Debt Ceiling limit, which if not lifted, economists warned could have led to the collapse of not just the American economy, but the global economy. Mike Conaway voted against Disaster Relief Funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy, but last year was more than content to vote for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief, but only because he isn’t stupid enough to turn down funding to his own district.

    In this session of Congress, Mike Conaway has continued to be a partisan ***hole, not just by calling for the resignation of new House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for actually doing ANYTHING in the same role that Conaway had, but was content to sit on his thumbs, but also in terms of his voting record:

    And, we have some great news… Mike Conaway announced in July of 2019 that he would be calling it a career and not running for re-election in 2020. We would like to wish him the finest of “GOOD RIDDANCE” greetings at this time.
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    Well, at least America doesn't have a complete monopoly on dumb asses.

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    White House this, White House that. Let’s call a spade a spade, this is Trump running the “Attack Dr. Fauci Show”, plain and simple. Disinfectant Don needs sunshine, rainbows and good news to feed his lemmings, to convince them (if not himself) that the country has a handle on the virus, despite evidence to the contrary from Fauci, because positive vibes are necessary to help Trump in his re-election bid. And, as others here have said numerous times, Trump has to stay in office to avoid a trial and, quite probably, prison once his term is done, so, of course he’s going to contradict any and all experts who won’t tell him what he wants to hear.
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    Science is always happy to admit it was wrong. It is after all, about learning, and discovery. That includes being wrong previously when new evidence is introduced.

    So the 'science was wrong' argument has never really held any water with me.

    Besides, I'm sure the Fauci was wrong list has nothing on the Trump was wrong list. Or the Trump deliberately lied to the people list.

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    Your Republican Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick sounds like a reallife whackadoodle, and should be charged with criminal negligence if his state lights up with COVID!

    After stating that old people should be prepared to sacrifice themselves for the Texan economy, and stating that Dr. Fauci doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    In a raging monologue he condemns the city of Houston for cancelling the Republican convection due to concerns about spreading COVID 19 through the stadium, but he wasn’t planning on attending!!!
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-...gop-convention

    Patrick failed to mention that he and Gov. Greg Abbott and various other GOP elected officials had earlier opted out of actually joining the 6,000 party stalwarts who signed up for the July 16th gathering at the George R. Brown Convention center. They had instead planned to address the gathering via video.
    What a piece of human excrement. Right wing populisms denial of science and empirical facts in your country is going to send thousands to their grave. We will not be opening up our borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The no face guy View Post
    Your Republican Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick sounds like a reallife whackadoodle, and should be charged with criminal negligence if his state lights up with COVID!

    After stating that old people should be prepared to sacrifice themselves for the Texan economy, and stating that Dr. Fauci doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    In a raging monologue he condemns the city of Houston for cancelling the Republican convection due to concerns about spreading COVID 19 through the stadium, but he wasn’t planning on attending!!!
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-...gop-convention



    What a piece of human excrement. Right wing populisms denial of science and empirical facts in your country is going to send thousands to their grave. We will not be opening up our borders.
    A singular figure in Texas’ coronavirus response, Gov. Greg Abbott leads a state headed in an alarming direction

    A good article on the abject failure of Texas GOP leadership from the start of the pandemic here.
    'Leap of faith' shouldn't be used in decisions where science and medicine should be leading the decision making process on public health.

    Meanwhile I see trumps campaign posting pictures of him wearing a mask finally over HALF A YEAR into the pandemic like its a win.

    Coronavirus spikes in Battleground states force trump to act like he cares

    “He was concerned about mandating masking because of the claims of some of his constituency that there was some kind of liberty issue at stake,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler, a Democrat, said of Abbott to the Post. “I never understood that argument, because I don’t think anybody has a liberty interest in contributing affirmatively to the spread of disease.”

    On Twitter, Trump allies gushed about the president wearing a mask, effectively applauding him for doing the right thing—the bare minimum—amid the coronavirus spikes. Campaign advisers Boris Epshteyn and Jason Miller seemed to see Trump’s move as a political victory, captioning a photo of a masked Trump with “Joe Biden is finished” and “Goodnight, @JoeBiden.”

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    New York City Without Coronavirus Deaths Four Months After First Report

    The biggest concern, can NY stay this way?

    New York City health officials reported zero deaths related to the novel coronavirus four months after the state's first official death was recorded on March 11.

    According to initial data reported by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, no one died from the virus in New York City on July 11. Officials recorded no confirmed deaths the day before as well, but did have two probable deaths.

    The department's data shows there hasn't been a day without a coronavirus-related death since March 13, two days after the first reported death.

    A widely cited University of Washington model doesn’t project spikes — at least through its Nov. 1 time frame — in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose Democratic governors have coordinated on traveler quarantines and, earlier, some shutdown policies. But that doesn’t mean the densely populated tri-state area is in the clear.

    “We expect the virus to return in all of those states,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. “The question is one of timing.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidfresh512 View Post
    A singular figure in Texas’ coronavirus response, Gov. Greg Abbott leads a state headed in an alarming direction

    A good article on the abject failure of Texas GOP leadership from the start of the pandemic here.
    'Leap of faith' shouldn't be used in decisions where science and medicine should be leading the decision making process on public health.

    Meanwhile I see trumps campaign posting pictures of him wearing a mask finally over HALF A YEAR into the pandemic like its a win.

    Coronavirus spikes in Battleground states force trump to act like he cares
    Trump is a complete incompetent wingnut. I say this as a non partisan person, who doesn't treat politics like a sports team beating up on one side or the other with my cheer leading pom poms, I just call it like I see it.

    He denies science.
    He appeared on a wackodoodle conspiracy show like Alex Jones, which Roger Stone is often a co-host
    He refused to model facemasks for the longest time, and gave a nod to COVID psuedo science cures and untested drugs
    He doesn't listen to the advice of the top experts on disease control (alongside some Governors; Florida, Texas)
    He tried to undermine Governors (Michagan) who put in anti COVID measures because they're Democrats
    He tried to fill a stadium in the middle of a pandemic (That's role modelling)

    If the various top generals in his administration hadn't left they may have steered him in the right direction, but they left for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The no face guy View Post
    Trump is a complete incompetent wingnut. I say this as a non partisan person, who doesn't treat politics like a sports team beating up on one side or the other with my cheer leading pom poms, I just call it like I see it.

    He denies science.
    He appeared on a wackodoodle conspiracy show like Alex Jones, which Roger Stone is often a co-host
    He refused to model facemasks for the longest time, and gave a nod to COVID psuedo science cures and untested drugs
    He doesn't listen to the advice of the top experts on disease control (alongside some Governors; Florida, Texas)
    He tried to undermine Governors (Michagan) who put in anti COVID measures because they're Democrats
    He tried to fill a stadium in the middle of a pandemic (That's role modelling)

    If the various top generals in his administration hadn't left they may have steered him in the right direction, but they left for a reason.
    Those top generals left because they tried to steer Trump in the right direction, but he wasn’t having it, so they gave up and quit, or pissed him off and were fired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The no face guy View Post
    Trump is a complete incompetent wingnut. I say this as a non partisan person, who doesn't treat politics like a sports team beating up on one side or the other with my cheer leading pom poms, I just call it like I see it.

    He denies science.
    He appeared on a wackodoodle conspiracy show like Alex Jones, which Roger Stone is often a co-host
    He refused to model facemasks for the longest time, and gave a nod to COVID psuedo science cures and untested drugs
    He doesn't listen to the advice of the top experts on disease control (alongside some Governors; Florida, Texas)
    He tried to undermine Governors (Michagan) who put in anti COVID measures because they're Democrats
    He tried to fill a stadium in the middle of a pandemic (That's role modelling)

    If the various top generals in his administration hadn't left they may have steered him in the right direction, but they left for a reason.
    What the hell would a bunch of generals have done? Beating the virus requires building hospitals, not bombing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Those top generals left because they tried to steer Trump in the right direction, but he wasn’t having it, so they gave up and quit, or pissed him off and were fired.
    Exactly, they left because he's erratic, unstable, and incompetent. He is unable to retain or attract talented and skilled people to the Whitehouse because he has no social skills.

    The United States top military generals have left, former CEO's of companies have left, talented cabinet members have left, he's had more turnover than any other President in recent times inching close to 90%, and he hasn't even finished one term! That's a damning indictment of the lack of stability under his rule.

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    Japan is 'shocked' and furious at the US after a major coronavirus outbreak at 2 Marine bases in Okinawa — and says the US is not taking the virus seriously

    Japanese authorities are demanding answers from the US after a large scale coronavirus outbreak among Marines stationed in the country's southern prefecture of Okinawa.

    61 Marines have been infected with the virus in recent days, according to the Guardian newspaper, spread across two bases in the archipelago — which has long been a US military stronghold in the eastern Pacific.

    38 of the reported cases are at the Futenma Marine air station. Another 23 occurred at Camp Hansen, a base that is home to around 6,000 US Marines.

    "It is extremely regrettable that the infections are rapidly spreading among US personnel when we Okinawans are doing our utmost to contain the infections," Okinawa's governor, Denny Tamaki, said at a press conference, according to the Guardian.
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    30-year-old dies after attending 'Covid party' in Texas

    A 30-year-old patient died after attending a ‘“Covid party”, believing the virus to be a hoax, a Texas medical official has said.

    “Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’” said Dr Jane Appleby, the chief medical officer at Methodist hospital in San Antonio.

    Appleby said: “I don’t want to be an alarmist, and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realise that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”
    A “Covid party” is a gathering held by somebody diagnosed with coronavirus to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected, she explained.

    Appleby said in her filmed comments at the weekend that she had been spurred to reveal the case after seeing a “concerning” rise in infections. She said 22% of tests were revealing a case of Covid-19, up from just 5% a few weeks ago.

    A broader age range were being affected, with several 20 and 30 year olds critically ill at the Methodist hospital, she said.

    “Please wear a mask, stay at home when you can, avoid groups of people and sanitise your hands,” said Appleby.

    The call for caution came as top officials in Houston urged the city to lock back down as hospitals struggled to accommodate new coronavirus cases.
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