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Americans Reject Far-Left Rhetoric About the Rich, Have Positive Views of Tech CEOs

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Billionaires not a threat to democracy; tech CEOs seen favorably. The left-leaning media outlet Vox teamed up with progressive think tank Data for Progress to poll people on their views about the super-rich. But in what may have been something of a disappointment, Americans overwhelmingly rejected far-left rhetoric about wealth, tech companies, and the place of billionaires in society.

Eighty-two percent said billionaires should be allowed to exist (while only 13 percent said they shouldn't), and 68 percent disagreed with the statement that "it's immoral for society to allow people to become billionaires." This stands in contrast to some leftist and even mainstream liberal rhetoric that the government should forcibly "abolish billionaires."

Asked if it was a good or bad thing "that there are some people in this country who have personal fortunes of a billion dollars or more," 28 percent of respondents said good, 18 percent said bad, and more than half—54 percent—said it was neither a good nor bad thing.

Survey respondents gave the ultra-rich high marks for giving back:

Asked whether billionaires do a good job at giving away their money through philanthropy. 47 percent say they agree; only 33 percent say they don't.

And they rejected the idea that billionaires are a threat to democracy, with 54 percent disagreeing with that statement and only 28 percent in agreement.

Unsurprisingly, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to view billionaires in general with suspicion (38 percent of Democrats had "somewhat negative" and 14 percent "strongly negative" feelings, compared to 30 percent and 10 percent for Republicans).

But Republicans were more likely to say that billionaires had too much influence on the 2020 election. Sixty-two percent of Republican respondents agreed with that statement, compared to 55 percent of Democrats.

The poll of 1,234 likely voters was conducted in February 2021. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Not all of the answers about the ultra-rich were positive:

By a wide gap — 72 percent to 19 percent — voters polled say it was unfair that billionaires got wealthier during the pandemic….

Only 23 percent of those polled said they consider billionaires to be good role models for the country, and 65 percent said they don't.

Mostly, however, results were pretty evenly mixed. For instance, asked if billionaires had done more good than bad for society during the COVID-19 pandemic, 40 percent said yes, 36 percent said no, and a quarter said they didn't know.

Overall, 36 percent of people surveyed felt positively about billionaires and 49 percent felt negatively. "Black Americans said they had much more positive feelings about billionaires than did members of other racial subgroups: 45 percent said they felt positively, with only 39 percent saying they felt negatively," notes Vox.

Asked about specific billionaires, people also had mixed feelings.

Bill Gates and Elon Musk elicited significantly more favorable views than not—55 percent favorable versus 35 percent unfavorable for Gates and 50 percent versus 23 percent for Musk—while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos broke about even, with 36 percent viewing him favorably and 38 percent unfavorably.

The only one of the tech CEOs to receive a majority of unfavorable views was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with 54 percent seeing him negatively and just 31 percent seeing him positively.

Asked if they agreed that "American tech companies have done more good than bad for me and my family during the pandemic," 37 percent agreed, 38 percent disagreed, and 26 percent said they didn't know.


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  1. Billionaires not a threat to democracy…

    Only millionaires, specifically the ones Congress produces.

    1. “Both sides seem intent on pushing authoritarian answers here, with some demanding that vaccine passports become national policy and others—like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—proposing that private businesses be banned from making entry contingent on vaccine status.”

      Found ENB’s sockpuppet account

      DavidS-T
      March.29.2021 at 8:34 pm
      There is no prospect whatever that the government is going to require vaccine passports–what is much more likely, and is already being attempted by DeSantis in FL, is that it will ban *private* industries from using them. This of course is an anti-libertarian restriction on prvate enterprse, but I somehow doubt that the right-wingers disguised as libertarians, so comonplace in the comments section here, will object

      https://reason.com/2021/03/29/the-accelerating-rollout-of-covid-19-vaccines-makes-domestic-immunity-passports-largely-irrelevant/#comment-8830590

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  2. Looks like the media has been successful in it’s campaign against Zuckerberg and his white supremacists enabling website. Intellectuals and progressive libertarians use websites like Reddit and Twitter to discuss what Dr. Seuss books are inherently racist and worthy of incineration.

    1. Oh, c’mon Rabbi, I think we know that *all* books are inherently racist and worthy of incineration. If it’s not on a scroll, it’s a troll.

  3. …more than half—54 percent—said it was neither a good nor bad thing.

    Hoping to be bought off that fence.

    1. I would definitely put myself in this group. I might object to some billionaires based on how they use their money, but that would be true across the wealth spectrum. What I am more concern about is a wealth centered capitalist philosophy which see wealth flowing from richest down. I would prefer a more middle class centered capitalism that sees wealth flowing from the middle going both up and down.

        1. Yup. “I would prefer a system where water flowed not downhill, but both up and down from the middle of a hill.” Lol.

          1. You do understand that wealth is not affected gravity, don’t you?

            1. Hahahaha! You’re the best, M4E.

            2. Almost spit out my food. LOL! Did you hear the actual swoosh sound as mad.casual’s comment went right over your pretty little head?

      1. Yes. Youre a socialist. You want control of wealth over markets deciding.

      2. “…I would prefer a more middle class centered capitalism that sees wealth flowing from the middle going both up and down…”

        I’d prefer you grow up and get out of the 6th grade.

      3. No one cares.

  4. This entire “vaccine passport” discussion is totally polluted by our toxic political culture in which it’s invariably demanded that every choice must be–at the highest governmental level possible–either banned or mandated.

    If I can’t use government to force my choice on others then I’m not doing my part.

    1. You don’t have a right to infect someone with a deadly plague, unless you’re HIV+. Why do you rural rubes keep denying the efficacy of life saving vaccines?

      1. “My body, my choice” only applies for abortions.

      2. we know they’re life saving because, whenever someone dies after taking it, the WHO assures us that it was from something unrelated

  5. …Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—proposing that private businesses be banned from making entry contingent on vaccine status.

    WHAT ABOUT VACCINATION AGAINST SAME-SEX CAKE CRAVINGS?

    1. If you choose to not get vaccinated, why would you want to use a business that requires vaccinations for entry?

      1. None of your business; fuck off, slaver.

      2. Weren’t you just saying IDs were too hard to get to vote.. but now you want to force people to get vaccinated so they can go to the store.

        God damn that is dumb.

        1. She’s clearly retarded.

        2. Total inaccurate recap of what Moderation4ever actually said, but then that’s your specialty. You cannot argue against what people actually said, so you argue against a fictionalized version — because all you care about is “winning” in eyes of your fellow CACLLs, not arriving at truth or a better world.

          1. Ah here you are defending another one of your socks KillAllRednecks. #sad

          2. What does cacls mean?

            1. It’s the sound a Kamala Harris makes

              1. So Dee is Kamala Harris? That actually makes sense.

              2. True. But that happens to also be the sound several Trump fan boys here use. You guys and Harris are cut from the same cloth.

                  1. He has no clue, but thought that it would be insulting to “Trump fan boys”.

          3. No, it is extremely accurate dummy. Sorry you have reading comprehension issues. He has argued for a week that minorities can’t get IDs.

          4. Get bent.

        3. You need to read what I write and not just think things up for me to have said. I said that IDs should reflect what they are used for and that a number of IDs could be used for identification at polls.

          1. Which they already are. You then claimed minorities couldnt’ access any IDs used to vote. That is what you said.

    2. If the government can’t force a Christian baker to make a goatsee cake, what rights to homosexuals really have in this bigoted country?

      1. That might be the funniest thing written on the comments in 2+ years

        1. I wonder which part of the Torah that’s from

          1. Leviticus.

    3. Dear Fist of Etiquette,

      If I’m confused about how I know if the cake and I are of the same sex, does that make me bi-cake-curious?

      Devoted Reader,
      ‘Confused’

      1. Taste the frosting. You’ll know.

        1. Quim is a flavor?

          1. It is now!

            -LGBTQHJIGF baker.

        2. What a country!

  6. 10th Cir. holds that police officers are entitled to immunity even if they actually subjectively believed they were acting illegally…

    Yeah, what do cops know about what’s legal or not.

    1. even if they actually subjectively believed they were acting illegally

      And this is totes knowable

  7. New York must immediately begin to offer Covid vaccines to all incarcerated people in the state’s prisons and jails…

    Even those in for hate crimes???

    1. Just offer, no need to supply

  8. Glenn Greenwald pushes back on the idea that it’s wrong to criticize a (highly illiberal) USA Today article because it was co-written by an intern.

    Mean tweets vs infantilizing women. This dustup was so 2020.

    1. Jon Stewart invented the “I’m just a comedian” defense.

      USA Today just updated it for the modern era.

    2. Who would’ve thought Victorians OVERESTIMATED the ability of women to handle things?

  9. Over-regulation is creating a child care crisis in California.

    Only parents are allowed to look after children uncredentialed.

    1. The intern bragged about getting companies to shut down defense funds for Capitol protesters.

    2. Don’t worry California will find a regulation that will solve… oh never mind

  10. We should do what ever SleepyJoe says we should do. After all, he is the smartest man in the room.

    1. Even when he is alone that isn’t true.

      1. Zing!

  11. I would love to know who on her team told her random outbursts of laughter is a good and effective rhetorical tool.

    It’s to hide her stutter.

    1. Or her being under the influence.

      1. Or total incompetence.

        1. D.) All of the above

    2. Could it be (horrors!) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

    3. The laugh worked well with men as she slept her way to the top.

      1. Very few people in the history of these United States of America, could boast about getting a blowjob or a handy from the vice president, until 2021.

    4. Under the circumstances, her outburst of laughter is entirely understandable.

      She was trying to make two completely incompatible and contradictory statements.

      1. People are seeing the importance of affordable education.
      2. Parents are recognizing the value of educators. We don’t pay them enough.

      The absurdity of putting those two statements back to back is damn funny.

      1. Good catch.

    5. Californians are used to her behavior. She is waiting to see which way the wind blows before establishing her life-long principles that she will later express.
      She is inherently unlikeable. Even the MSM will not be able to prevent voters from seeing this about her when she inherits the Presidency.

      1. Unfortunately that is true. To be sure, the vast majority of us would still have sex with her, but she is otherwise insufferable.

        1. Count me among the minority, then.

        2. Oh Jesus, fuck no!

          Why would you even *say* that?

  12. Kat Murti and I discuss how capitalism and economic liberty are good for women…

    I’m pretty sure we all agreed that socialism loved women and it was reciprocated.

    1. I think I know why too many women have a romance with Socialism: Whether it is the National flavor or the International flavor, Socialism has never been accused of making anyone look fat.

      1. Wow.

        Well played.

    2. I thought it was socialist knee pads?

      1. Nobody needs 7 kinds of knee pads.

        1. Bill Clinton disagrees.

  13. Asked whether billionaires do a good job at giving away their money through philanthropy.

    Or, in Trump’s case, philandery.

    1. Or for some, campaign donations.

    2. “Robber barons” founded universities and colleges.

      Modern billionaires give money to the UN.

      Yup, that’s effective.

  14. Black Americans said they had much more positive feelings about billionaires than did members of other racial subgroups

    Now I’m confused. Are billionaires racist or not?

    1. They also liked Trump much much more than the media wants to admit.

      1. My proggy girlfriend had an aneurysm when one of my melanin enhanced friends and his mom both proudly declared their support for Trump and their plans to vote for him again.

        After we left the party, she declared that they “weren’t really black because his name is [XXXXXX] and not Tyrone.”

        1. Why would you date someone like that?

          1. He’s young and she doenst have a gag reflex?

        2. Your girlfriend is racist af.

    2. I have been assured by very knowledgeable white liberal women that black people who don’t think or act like their preconceived image of black people, are suffering from internalized racism and self-hatred.

  15. “Glenn Greenwald pushes back on the idea that it’s wrong to criticize a (highly illiberal) USA Today article because it was co-written by an intern.”

    This article is well worth the read. I think the journalists are just mimicking their peers with how they try to set themselves off limits to criticism, but it’s good to keep informed on what is happening.

    1. You can tell this really got under Greenwald’s skin.

      1. It was probably all the ACTUAL harassment he got at the hands of governments across the world that leaves him in contempt of those who have never really been persecuted.

        1. LOL just now on his twitter:
          ————————-
          When journalists are in actual danger, it’s because they’re reporting in war zones or exposing corruption by repressive regimes in authoritarian countries.

          Yet the loudest “I’m-in-danger!” journalists never do that or even talk about it. They center themselves with mean tweets.

          I was once on a panel in Brazil with a reporter from a small-town paper in the interior. He relentlessly uncovered corruption in the local police force. He had rocks thrown though his window, death threats on his doorstep, and his wife & kids had to leave.

          That is “unsafe.”

          I have the highest respect for journalists who face real danger because of their work. They’re doing something genuinely vital for their society.

          For the same reason, I have contempt for those who appropriate that valor by subordinating it to their trivial personal melodramas.

          1. “For the same reason, I have contempt for those who appropriate that valor by”

            So GG doesn’t like DOL either.

  16. “By a wide gap — 72 percent to 19 percent — voters polled say it was unfair that billionaires got wealthier during the pandemic”

    OK, I’m a little disappointed by that result. As a Koch / Reason libertarian, my entire philosophy is dedicated to making sure billionaires — especially Charles Koch — get richer.

    I’m not ready to panic though. As long as voters are going to put Democrats in charge of the federal government, billionaires are guaranteed to prosper. So this might be an issue of stated preferences vs. revealed preferences.

    #InDefenseOfBillionaires

    1. With that in mind …

      In 2021 Democrats have raised the minimum wage by: $0.00 / hour

      In 2021 Reason.com benefactor Charles Koch’s net worth has increased by: $4.84 billion

      Mr. Koch earned $254,000,000 yesterday. He’s now the 14th richest person on the planet, whereas last year he fell out of the top 20 because of Drumpf’s high-tariff / low-immigration policies.

      #GetReadyForTheKochComeback

      1. It will be funny when SleepyJoe puts him in the 90% tax bracket.

        1. WWII level taxation. Because we have to fight a two front war against environmental pollution and inequity.

          1. If they think WWII level taxation is great, wait until we get WWII level rationing.

  17. https://twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1376871678257602563?s=19

    Huh. You mean to tell me the political op to turn a bunch of yahoos into “insurrectionists” and “threats to democracy” was fake? Politico even leads with the key point—Democrats being disappointed.

    In service of a partisan Democrat and media information war, the government had overcharged these defendants in order to hype the severity of what is actually a phantom menace.

    At the very least, the inability of the DOJ to make any of the most absurd “sedition” charges stick should make people realize how crooked and evil this whole cynical thing has been.

    Instead, they’ll crow about “white privilege” rather than conclude they may’ve been lied to.

    1. How can we ever feel safe with these monsters on the street?

    2. But they murdered Brian Sicknick … er … um, they killed Brian Sicknick … er … Brian Sicknick was likely killed … er … it is not simply a “coincidence” that he died the following day for unrelated reasons … er … Brian Sicknick is dead and that is literally all that matters.

      Predictably, the charges fizzled out just like their most popular narrative.

      1. We shall see what the final investigation report says, and what the final charges are.

        Meanwhile, only right-wing partisans can say with a straight face that Officer Sicknick’s death was a coincidence that just happened to occur right after he was on riot control duty.

        1. We shall see what the final investigation report says, and what the final charges are.

          Why are you even pretending to give a fuck about any of that? We know you do not care. You know you do not care. Your left wing propagandizing (which, to be clear, you are paid to engage in) is impervious to facts. You have your narrative and you will go to your grave with that narrative … and, hopefully, quite soon.

        2. “We shall see ”

          and it only took all of your stupid fucking assertions being destroyed to get you to “We shall see”

        3. Yes, based on the current evidence what you say right wingers say is true sqrsly.

          You on the other hand keep flailing desperately seeking to blame his death on your perceived opponents. Weird.

        4. We shall see what the final investigation report says

          By the way, why did you continue to blame fire extinguisher beatings even 9 days after CNN retracted it despite so many links to you showing you were wrong? You never wait. You determined Rittenhouse’s guilt the day of as well, dismissing all videos.

          You only back track when your claims are so refuted and then start lying about everyone else misrepresenting you.

          It is quite pathetic sqrsly.

          1. Did he out himself?

            1. Yeah.

              The White Knight II: The White Knight Rises!
              March.28.2021 at 2:17 pm
              And, by the way, JesseBahnFuhrer does not allow anyone to belong to a libertarian tribe, or belong to no tribe at all. If you are not a Trumpista, you are an enemy of the Trumpistas.

              1. And he did this less than an hour after I warned him to be careful when switching socks. lol. Was Great.

                1. “That was also Tulpa” – White SQRLSY

        5. It’s really not that unbelievable, dude. Sure, the odds are low that that particular thing would happen. But the odds of something improbable happening is always pretty high. You just don’t know what it will be.

        6. So, are you in favor of charging someone with murder every time a cop drops dead AFTER an interaction with them, of causes not directly attributable to the interaction?

          There are a lot of fat, unhealthy cops out there who stand a good chance of having a heart attack after chasing a bunch of kids smoking weed. Let charge them all with murder.

    3. Poor, poor Dee and Jeff.

      1. Linked tweet in no way counters the fact that several violent acts were perpetrated by the MAGA rioters, including the violent act where the two men being held for assault for spraying Office Sicknick in the face with bear spray.

        1. FLAGPOLES!!! THEY HAD FLAGPOLES!!!

        2. I thought it was a fire extinguisher.

          1. I thought it was HO2?

            1. There’s a new kind of fire extinguisher that shoots out HO2, which possibly causes strokes the next day.

            2. LOL, funny story there. Mother’s Lament linked back to the original comment thread where I supposedly argued about hydrogen dioxide (or whatever I supposedly said).

              I have never recalled having this conversation, and it turns out there is a good reason why I don’t recall: all of the comments were made by Tulpa with a spoofed handle.

              Turns out I never made the HO2 comments in the first place. Thanks Mother’s for linking back to the original conversation.

              1. “all of the comments were made by Tulpa with a spoofed handle.”

                Ahahahahah you pathetic fucking we can see the source lololol

              2. post the link then and we can check for ourselves

                how specifically was it spoofed?

                1. Funny thing is you are very likely Tulpa.

                  Hair space characters in between “The”, “White”, and “Knight”.

                  1. post the link then and we can check for ourselves

                    because you’re a known liar and this looks like yet another one

                    1. It is Just his latest weak attempt to make excuses.

                  1. ah you fucking liar there are no hair spaces

                    you think no one uses VI?

                    or can CHECK THAT?

                    1. Sarcasmic tried the same thing.

                    2. he didn’t even link to the actual conversation

                  2. Lol that isn’t a link to anything!

                    You’re just mad that your KillAllRednecks sock got outed!

                    1. good. KAR smacked of effort.

                    2. Keep thinking that

                    3. It’s true so I can’t really stop, WK.

                  3. If you had proof you’d be posting it.

              3. So you finally reached the point where you get so completely rolled over by your ignorance and and stupidity that you stopped pretending you didn’t remember and started blaming someone else.

                God damn you’re a loser buddy.

                1. you’ll notice, he DIDN’T POST THE ACTUAL LINK

              4. Weird you didn’t bring up this funny story when you were defending your fuckup yesterday.

                1. and how when challenged, he linked to a later conversation and not the original post with the supposed hair spaces

                  1. She’s flailing again.

                  2. There is a link to the original conversation from there. Of course, you know that, but are pretending you do not.

                    1. If you had proof you’d be posting it.

              5. You are so utterly full of shit, White Knight. Particularly since you’ve defended your ass in other subsequent comment threads.

                This is a new low. Beyond pathetic.

                1. now we can add “libel” to the list of shit he has been caught doing lolol

                  1. Yes, shaming him into libeling me pretty great actually.

              6. LOL whatever dude

              7. >>Turns out I never made the HO2 comments

                get the fuck out of here

        3. Yes. Totes worse than 30 dead, 2 billion in damage, a dozen officers with sigh impairments from lasers, hundreds injured with fireworks, etc.

          Weird you have such a focus on on small riot.

          1. You’ll always come back to this.

            Not sure what your point is. Rioting by either side is bad.

            1. The point is you’re a liar.

              post the link then and we can check for ourselves

              how specifically was it spoofed?

            2. And so is massive hypocrisy and partisan reporting.

            3. Yes, because the violence I mentioned above is still ongoing and wasn’t isolated to a half hour in the capitol building.

              Weird. I know.

    4. This insurrection is pretty fucking ridiculous. In no charging document from the DOJ is there an allegation that a single firearm was confiscated. Not one. For a ‘violent’ insurrection, that is pretty damned strange.

      1. There was plenty of violence. There’s nothing in the definition of “insurrection” that requires firearms to be part of the scenario; that’s an arbitrary line you are drawing in the sand to help avoid any introspection on to part that people on your political team are capable of violence and being gullible to a moronic grifter.

        1. Fuck you White Extinguisher full of HO2 and bear strokes.

          1. “White Extinguisher ”

            Because of his effect on conversation?

        2. You deserve to beaten to death by a fire extinguisher. And by “beaten to death” I mean we are all praying for you to have a fatal stroke. The sooner the better.

          1. Nice. Showing your true colors.

            1. you mean like you did when you lied about being spoofed just now?

              post the link then and we can check for ourselves

              how specifically was it spoofed?

            2. True colors, indeed. The world would be a better place with people like you nestled firmly in the dirt. One with the shit. Your true form beckons.

        3. You just squawked at three comments in a row.

          1. he mad

        4. “There was plenty of violence.”

          Less than the BLM protests.

          Thus…mostly peaceful. More mostly peaceful than most.

          I love how riots are the language of the unheard…until Democrats do not like them.

          1. Why does this matter? All rioting is bad.

            1. so is lying about what you said and blaming it on someone else

              post the link then and we can check for ourselves

              how specifically was it spoofed?

            2. I’m noticing the lack of outrage over this past summer.

              Reason was defending many of the excesses. Democrats tried to raise money to bail rioters out of jail.

              If all of it is bad…why are they treated so dramatically differently?

              1. Weird that all summer long Kamala Harris can raise money for people shooting fireworks at federal buildings, but USA Today tries to shut down raising money for the Jan 6 crew.

              2. Because one of the riots, the one on January 6th, was an attempt to interfere with the peaceful continuance of the government of the United States of America, a country I was lucky to be born into, and a country which I love very much.

        5. Really? A lot of violence? Do, pray tell. Because the hospitals were not overrun. If you really think that ~1,000 people milling about constitutes an ‘insurrection’, you’re as dumb as the straw haired Cruella de Ville wannabe who wrote Emote Roundup.

          1. I like all these arbitrary standards you guys are trying to unilaterally establish:
            – It can’t be an insurrection if there were no firearms arrests;
            – It cannot be violent if the hospitals weren’t overrun
            – It cannot be violent if any of the perpetrators were “hillbillies” (according to Mother’s)

            1. Your terms: violence, armed. Give us a collective break. If anyone is guilty of possessing arbitrary standards, it is you.

              1. Where did I use the term, “armed”?

            2. It cannot be violent if any of the perpetrators were “hillbillies”

              Oh? When did I say that? you lying sack of shit.

    5. Wk/sqrsly still believes in the cases though.

      1. Hey, they haven’t been proven innocent in the stroke death of that cop IN THE SAME MONTH!
        Do I have to connect the dots for you?

        1. “IN THE SAME MONTH”

          Sicknick collapsed in his office the same day, after returning from duty. You are a reprehensible human being for being dismissive about his death, and making jokes about his death.

          1. And what are you for lying about the fire extinguisher for weeks? Then immediately shifting your narrative to (yet another) baseless lie?

            Especially since YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T ACTUALLY CARE?

            1. It cares.
              It’s been celebrating the talking point of his death for months.

          2. Oh, ever the moralist. Go dig a ditch and lay in it until it starts raining.

          3. So he didn’t die that day? But what about the fire extinguisher. I guess the cranial trauma took its sweet time impacting him.

      2. Another JesseAz patented inaccurate recap of my beliefs. I actually believe it is possible some people are being overcharged or being held when they shouldn’t be.

        1. FLAGPOOOOOLLLLLES!!!

          1. Yes, flagpoles were used as weapons by some of the rioters.

            1. FLAGPOOOOOOOOLLLLES!!

              They cause HYPERSTROKES!!!!

            2. Oh no! Someone was struck with an extremely light piece of decoration!

              A mark was possibly left! Horror!

              1. DON’T YOU GUYS GET IT?

                FEELINGS WERE FUCKING HURT!

            3. Yes, flagpoles were used as weapons by some of the rioters

              Somebody winging a 6 ounce aluminum flagpole with a big floofy flag at a baton-wielding cop is now “using a weapon” in White Knights psychotic world.

              Next it will be a deadly slice of melon.

              White Knight’s anti-insurrection battalion:
              Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit

        2. I actually believe it is possible some people are being overcharged or being held when they shouldn’t be.

          No you don’t.

          1. narrator – “it’s true, he doesn’t”

          2. He has never said that ever on 3 months. Lol. He fucking lies non stop.

            1. Paid to lie — hence, the lies.

        3. Ah yes. It is the dozen or so people who have watched your bullshit for months now that are inaccurately describing what they’ve seen you write for weeks. Lol.

          God damn youre an idiot sqrsly.

    6. From the Politico article linked in the tweet.

      “Prosecutors have signaled that plea offers for some defendants will be coming within days

      Overcharge and force a plea. This is something that all Americans should be against.

  18. And another Reason “editor” comes out in favor of fascism

    https://twitter.com/robbysoave/status/1376644609951010828?s=19

    So if the Christian baker had refused to bake a cake for a gay couple—not because they were gay, but because they were *unvaccinated*—conservatives would really switch sides on this one?

    1. Come on Robby, at least describe the gay wedding cake story correctly. The baker had no problem serving gay people. He refused to specifically design and decorate a cake that would be a part of a gay wedding. You should know better.

      1. He does.

    2. Wow, talk about a terrible analogy, Robby. It’s a wonder he didn’t pull a muscle trying to force that.

      1. Hemorrhoids are more likely when trying to grunt out a turd like that.

    3. Wherein Robby mistakes objections based on compelled speech to those based on association.

      Then screams “PRINCIPLES!!!” as though he actually had something.

    4. Is he referring to the baker that has been harassed for 10 years now and is still in lawsuits despite the USSC?

      Totally the same robbie.

    5. Never give a reason.

    6. The two places where the fugazi libertarian “editors” of Reason tell the unvarnished truth of what they really think and believe is on Twitter, and here in the Reason comments under sockpuppet handles such as “KillAllRednecks”.

      1. The writers at reason don’t care what a backwards hick like you thinks.

        God fucking damn you’re dumb

        1. Hi KARen!

          1. Let me know if you visit the NW pussy

        2. It is possible that you could be Mary Stack though; you seem like enough of a loon, but the style isn’t quite right.

    7. No, Robby. Conservative would switch sides if the baker refused to let them in the bakery without showing proof that they didn’t have AIDS.

  19. “Glenn Greenwald pushes back on the idea that it’s wrong to criticize a (highly illiberal) USA Today article because it was co-written by an intern.”

    This is the left’s Greta Thunberg strategy. Have someone who can be portrayed as vulnerable launch attacks on your political opponents and then attack your opponents as “bullies” when they rightly and inevitably push back.

    1. Plus, he is wrong because he is a man.

    2. This tweet that he quoted in the article sums it up nicely:

      Glenn Greenwald
      @ggreenwald
      Mar 16
      If you think the real power centers in the US are the Proud Boys, 4Chan & Boogaloos rather than the CIA, FBI, NSA, Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and spend most of your time battling the former while serving the latter as stenographers, your journalism is definitionally shit.

      Considering the Boogs are probably an FBI honeypot themselves, that actual power is even more limited. Glenn’s contempt for these news orgs isn’t anything new, either–he discusses it and his reasons for it in his book on Edward Snowden, and it basically boils down to the fact that they serve as de facto mouthpieces for these government bureaucracies. It’s a little game they enjoy playing–the government pretends that they’re being held accountable, the journalists pretend they’re “speaking truth to power.” But it’s ultimately just an act.

      1. The FBI exists to (1) protect the upper echelons of the federal government and (2) entrap otherwise innocent people in bogus crimes spearheaded and masterminded by FBI agents themselves.

        Speaking of which …

        https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/03/29/gretchen-whitmer-plot-threat-paul-bellar-joseph-morrison-pete-musico/7044920002/

        1. Of course Geiger the traitor agrees with red rocks the Mormon pussy traitor.

          Why don’t you both just leave if you hate America so much?

          1. Because there is so much Mormon pussy, and you can’t have any of it?

            1. Mormons are Nazis. Why do you support Nazis?

              Slaughter the mormons!

            2. He was only upset about the 14 year old one.

              1. Traitor

          2. Why don’t you go die in a ditch?

            1. Traitor

              1. So boring.

              2. Racist.

                1. Bigot

                  1. White Knight.

              3. Third most annoying bot.

  20. https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1376891585238032386?s=19

    US Navy tells staff they can advocate for BLM at work but they are NOT allowed to discuss ‘politically partisan issues’

    1. There will be a MASSIVE purge of military leadership when Republicans take office. If the leadership cannot abide by the rules the military set up, they should be dismissed post haste and have their rank demoted to Private.

  21. More Hunter Biden memos dealing with Ukraine. More of him helping criminal oligarchs. Totally not a registration issue. But local story.

    https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/tuehunter-biden-involved-effort-assist-indicted

    1. Not to mention, lying on a federal form, to acquire a firearm. That is a violation of federal law.

      DOJ…..hello? Anyone home?

      1. You think the laws that apply to the serfs apply to the ruling class? Come on man!

        1. ^ This.

      2. Some animals are more equal than others. It all depends if you’re an elephant or a ass.

      3. We don’t need to punish him.

        We just need more laws to punish serfs and ignore when the “elites” violate them with impunity.

  22. Read the subtweet thread, and notice all the “he deserved it” arguments that are now the Left’s narrative

    https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1376895645986983936?s=19

    With high speed rail, the blessings of cultural exchange can be spread far and wide across the new America.

    1. “Here in my car,
      I feel safest of all.
      I can lock all my doors.
      It’s the only way to live.
      In cars…”

    2. This is why I said a few days ago that the left trying to run a “stop anti-Asian hate” op in the wake of the Georgia shooting wasn’t going to work out quite like they thought–because the vast majority of these incidents are blacks attacking Asians.

      Blacks look on Asians as snitches and narcs because Asians tend to report crimes to the police. Asians, particularly 1st-generation immigrants, tend to view American blacks as violent, lazy, shiftless, excuse-making slobs. This was the wrong fight for the Woke Left to try and pick.

      1. Traitor

          1. Wow, that’s doubly off. I, the White Knight, never made those comments about HO2; Tulpa did. Second, I’m not KillAllRednecks and he’s not me.

            You are a regular Sherlock Holmes of an investigative genius.

        1. Perhaps a soothing knee to your neck will calm you down.

          1. At least I’m not a Mormon Traitor like you. Leeching off a country you hate! Have you no shame?

            Pussy ass traitor

            1. Perhaps a soothing knee to your neck will calm you down.

              1. I know you are but what am I?

                1. White Knight. You’re White Knight.

                  1. Aka Dee the squawking bird.

                2. A pussy who won’t unmask his email like he promised.

                  1. Hey now, don’t insult pussy like that. I *like* pussy. KARen, on the other hand…

    3. Did NYC PBA dehumanize Asians by calling them “straphangers”?

  23. This is just weird

    Should have gone with Ian Miles Cheong’s blunter Twitter comment: “What the fuck’s wrong with her?”

    What’s wrong with her is that she’s an idiot operating far beyond her capabilities and she’s aware of the absurdity of the situation. I used to think that Slow Joe was going to be shuffled off to the nursing home as soon as it became apparent how senile he’s gotten, now I think that no matter how bad it gets replacing him with Kamala is simply not going to be an option. Just as Obama picked Biden as an assassination insurance policy, Biden picked Kamala as insurance against being removed from office.

    1. It doesn’t matter to the oligarchs. She’s as big a puppet as he is.

      1. Exactly. Biden was picked because the establishment didn’t want Bernie running; they picked Kamala for VP because she was just as malleable as Joe, but Tulsi had already nuked her Presidential candidacy. These are two people specifically chosen to lead because they won’t push back against the bureaucratic or corporate oligarchs that actually run things.

        There isn’t a prepared speech they’ll give while in office that won’t be vetted ahead of time by Goldman Sachs and Google.

        1. As a freedom loving patriot it is my duty to call you Nazis out. Just because you try to change the meaning of the word doesn’t make you any less Nazis.

          Mormons are nazis and you support Chuck and the LDS Church.

          The way you stick up for him you must be Mormon.

          Fuck off Mormon nazi traitor.

          Exterminate the Mormons!

          1. Stop punishing the rest of society for your daddy issues and inability to get laid by a Mormon chick, and unmask your email like you promised, you hicklib faggot.

            1. Your real ADDRESS. You’re a goddamn cowardly Nazi like all mormons.

              Slaughter the mormons!

              1. I told you where to find me, you hicklib faggot. Come visit anytime!

                1. you don’t live at an islamic center you mormon coward!

                  Did you become a Mormon nazi after you became a loser 12 stepper who can’t handle booze?

                  1. I told you where to find me, you hicklib faggot. Come visit anytime!

                    1. “where to find you” and address aren’t the same thing you Nazi traitor.

                      You’re a lying pussy like all mormons

                    2. If you want to meet me that badly, just unmask your email like you promised, you hicklib faggot.

                    3. Ya got me! Im Wk, Sqrls, sarcasmic and anyone else on here who’s not a Mormon loving fascist Traitor

                    4. That’s not unmasking, you hicklib faggot.

                    5. “Ya got me! Im Wk”

                      We know.

                      “Sqrls, sarcasmic ”

                      are also you, yes.

          2. No but seriously we know it’s you White Knight.

            1. Keep thinking that.

              1. Fucking Nazi.

                1. Traitor

                  1. Nazi.

                    1. And…. scene!

                    2. Traitor

                    3. White Knight

          3. Haha. That’s the epitome of a KARen comment.

            Hi KARen!

            1. Let me know if you visit the NW pussy

        2. They knew Kamala would never file a sexual harassment complaint.

  24. Illegal immigrants crossing the border will get in person learning before one third of American children do, often in the same state as closed schools.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jim_desmond/status/1376655269170618368

    1. Do you think maybe the recent spike in covid cases could possibly be related to the DHS releasing covid positive illegal aliens into the country? What am I thinking!?

      1. I thought it was because the president was mismanaging our COVID response and has the blood of 500,000 people on his hands.

        1. We no longer keep track of the covid dead under the SleepyJoe regime.

    2. Got to get them indoctrinated in that white- and national history-hating ideology as a pre-requisite for residency.

      1. Just like you’ve been indoctrinated with Trump worshipping, America hating fascism.

        Traitor

        1. Aren’t you the guy who hates Mormons because a Mormon girl told you your dick was too small?

          1. I hate mormons because they are evil Nazis who deserve to die.

            1. And you think that because a Mormon girl told you your dick was too small.

              You told us that.

              1. Are you Mormon? You lie like one!

                I never said that

                1. White Knight

          2. It was a Mormon boy, but it’s only because Mormon men are all hung like horses.

            1. Haha good one.

              Mormons aren’t men.

              They’re pussy ass littlee bitches

              1. I regret to inform you that despite recent advances in plastic surgery, your microphallic condition is permanent.

        2. Case in point from the hicklib faggot who won’t unmask his email like he promised.

          1. You never gave me your real address like you promised ya pussy.

            1. If you want to meet me that badly, just unmask your email like you promised, you hicklib faggot.

            2. Or just come to where I told you that you can find me. Come visit anytime!

              1. “where to find you” is not your address you mormon nazi traitor pussy

                Goddamn pussy

                1. White Knight

                2. Sure it is, you hicklib faggot.

                  Now unmask your email like you promised.

  25. Follow up to the st. Louis family court scandals from a few weeks back. State judged are quietly trying to clean up the mess, still no investigation at that level for the corrupt system.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2021/03/29/st-louis-judge-holds-secret-hearing-releases-mom-accused-of-threatening-controversial-family-court-judge-n1435885

  26. Kamala Harris has something very wrong with her. She is crazy as a shit house rat.

    1. It is a brain disease, usually terminal to rational thought, called: Progressivism.

    2. When she becomes POTUS within the next year it will be there for all to see. I think it needs to happen.

  27. Biden is meeting with historians to discuss how great his presidency has been so far.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/biden-fdr-risks-mistakes

    1. he has to meet with historians now while he is still cogent and in office.

  28. Blm/antifa still committing random acts of violence in the north west. Not as sexy as feet up on Pelosi desk though.

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/03/29/drivers-have-to-go-through-gauntlet-of-antifa-attacking-them-it-doesnt-end-well-for-the-radicals-n352526

    1. Why did you write “Blm/antifa” when the story you linked to only mentions Antifa?

      Oh, yeah, more of the patented JesseAz intentional inaccuracy.

      1. You mean like “HO2” and “Fire Extinguishers”?

      2. Why do you squawk and shit all over everything, bird?

      3. Where are the notarized membership cards?

      4. Why did you bother commenting? Your time would have been better spent digging a ditch in a rainstorm.

        1. That’s a lot of work for Dee. I see her more as a play in traffic kind of gal.

      5. Did you watch the videos? You will see/hear plenty of BLM slogans being shouted.

        Oh wait, you didn’t watch the videos. Strange.

        1. No, I did not look at the videos. Exactly how much time am I supposed to devote to analyzing every link you post.

          Even if it is so that some people were shouting, “Black Lives Matter!”, that does not mean the Black Lives Matter organization was in any way involved in organizing riots.

          1. First this piece of shit screams “no evidence”, and then dismisses all the evidence.

            What a clown you are. Whoever’s running this White Knight sock should just abandon it and start another that isn’t so utterly fucking compromised.

  29. https://twitter.com/aaronsibarium/status/1376880891109195776?s=19

    SCOOP: Biden’s COVID team appears to have entertained a test-and-trace app that would have let businesses deny service to patrons based on their health data.

    It also would have divided users into three color-coded categories—just like China did last year.

    1. When will we ever become a color blind society?

      1. They want color coordinated, not color blind. Hell no.

    2. I guess this one’s for Robby. When was the last time the Federal government put money towards developing an app to help businesses determine who was gay and who wasn’t, and then put more money towards encouraging businesses to use said app to discriminate against gays?

    3. I was clearly told by several CACLLs that when Trump had The Pillow Guy over to the White House to entertain the idea of using martial law to overturn the election results that we cannot count “entertaining” an idea against any President.

      So, now we can?

      1. Not a leftist, folks.

      2. The Pillow Guy should pay you a visit … in your sleep.

      3. The White Knight
        October.22.2020 at 3:18 pm

        It means conservative and conservative-leaning libertarian, and I coined it.
        Is there a law in Canada that ordinary people aren’t allowed to coin acronyms. Here in the godamn USA we have freedom of speech.
        .

        1. The hilarious part is that he thinks this is actually compelling.

  30. Unsurprisingly, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to view billionaires in general with suspicion (38 percent of Democrats had “somewhat negative” and 14 percent “strongly negative” feelings, compared to 30 percent and 10 percent for Republicans).

    But Republicans were more likely to say that billionaires had too much influence on the 2020 election. Sixty-two percent of Republican respondents agreed with that statement, compared to 55 percent of Democrats.

    These are surprisingly uniform views on both sides of the aisle. Also, 62 and 55% are not small numbers. I think that this is a much bigger deal than ENB tries to imply.

  31. Bullshit headline award:

    “Trump-ordered potential rollback of health rules is halted in response to Bay Area lawsuit”

    No, it was a sunset rule, requiring reviews of all sorts of regulations,
    And why would we review a regulation? We always need more, right?
    But here’s an idea of how entrenched the regulations are:

    “The rule would not expressly repeal any regulations but would require the department to stop enforcing nearly all of them unless they could be reviewed and justified within five years — 1/20th the time it would normally take to review that many regulations, according to the lawsuit…”

    It takes 100 years to review regulations?! No WONDER we’re buried under the damn things!
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Trump-ordered-potential-rollback-of-health-rules-16061886.php

  32. I would love to know who on her team told her random outbursts of laughter is a good and effective rhetorical tool.

    This seems to be a tic of Kacklin’ Kammy’s, like Obama going “there are some that say” whenever he was about to spout some bullshit talking point. It’s a mechanism for coping with questions or issues she finds to be uncomfortable.

    1. She is simply in over her head.

    2. “We need to have a [future, unspecified] conversation about that.”

      “Next item?”

    3. Just like when Trump would say “people are saying” before he’d say something ridiculous.

      However you can’t criticize Trump. Not with his dick down your throat.

      Pussy ass little bitch traitor

        1. Fuck off

            1. Woah, woah, woah. Just want to make clear I am most definitely not Kill All Rednecks.

              I like Mormons. I literally have cupcakes sitting in my kitchen right now given to me by some Mormon friends.

              1. “Just want to make clear I am most definitely not Kill All Rednecks.”

                And we want to make it clear that no one believes you, because you obviously are.

              2. No one believes you have any friends, Dee.

              3. We will have to wait until all the evidences is in before we believe your denials.

              4. I literally have cupcakes sitting in my kitchen right now given to me by some Mormon friends.

                LOL

                What a fucking fag.

                1. Bigot!

                  You’re a Nazi, traitor, liar, and bigot. Are you sure you’re not mormon? You have a login common with them.

                  Traitor

                  1. Racist.

                    1. Pussy ass bigot

                    2. White Knight

              5. Sure sqrsly.

                The White Knight II: The White Knight Rises!
                March.28.2021 at 2:17 pm
                And, by the way, JesseBahnFuhrer does not allow anyone to belong to a libertarian tribe, or belong to no tribe at all. If you are not a Trumpista, you are an enemy of the Trumpistas.

                1. LOL

                  What a dumbass …

        2. His other sock got destroyed up thread.

      1. You realize we know you’re White Knight?

        1. And you know his how, Sherlock?

        2. By the way, hi Tulpa!

          1. “hi Tulpa!”

            This is how you know he’s upset that we know he’s KAR.

            1. Yup, definitely him.

          2. Nice try KillAllRednecks.

      2. Unmask your email like you promised, you hicklib faggot.

        1. Real address ya traitor

          1. I told you where you can find me, you hicklib faggot. Come visit anytime!

                1. You really are that backwards?

                  Why do you live in Denver if you’re such a fascist?

                  I guess it’s why you live in America when you it hate it.

                  Traitor

                  1. You said you were looking forward to stringing me up, you hicklib faggot. Unmask your email like you promised or come visit me at the address I gave, and you can have that chance. What’s stopping you?

                    1. Nonexistence. It’s a bot, it can’t actually visit anyone.

  33. Good old ENB:

    “tech CEOs seen favorably”

    But then…

    “Asked if they agreed that “American tech companies have done more good than bad for me and my family during the pandemic,” 37 percent agreed, 38 percent disagreed, and 26 percent said they didn’t know”

    1. Maths are hard.

  34. I looked; didn’t see anyone else noting this, and it’s HUGE:

    “CDC director warns of COVID-induced ‘impending doom’ as cases, hospitalizations increase”
    […]
    “”Now is one of those times when I have to share the truth and I have to hope and trust you will listen,” Walensky continued. “I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom. We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are, and so much reason for hope, but right now, I’m scared… please hold on a little while longer…”
    https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-director-covid-induced-impending-doom-rise-cases-hospitalizations

    Another generation or so anyhow…

    1. Feeling = Science.

    2. “I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom.”

      You should keep your mental health issues to yourself, lady.

    3. The lockdown will be indefinite. We will never arrive at a zero level of risk, and that is the expectation. And far too many Americans are ok with that.

      1. You are wrong.

        Yesterday, two of the most hardcore California progressives I know posted on Facebook yesterday: one was planning a mask burning party after he gets vaccinated, the other was celebrating her son going back to attending grade school in person.

        1. Oh hey, KillAllRednecks bought their virtue signaling. Again.

        2. Yesterday, two of the most hardcore California progressives I know posted on Facebook yesterday: one was planning a mask burning party after he gets vaccinated, the other was celebrating her son going back to attending grade school in person.

          LOL

          Such bullshit.

          1. double “yesterday” in the first line is a tell.

        3. Two people you know? Well I’m convinced!

    4. They also need to worry about the next pandemic.

      1. Call me a psychic, but I see the next pandemic happening not more than one month after this pandemic is over.

      2. One of the YUGE positives coming out of this whole shitty pandemic experience is that we have now unlocked the achievement of mRNA-based targeted vaccines.

        1. Like you actually care KillAllRednecks.

        2. We have to wait until all the evidence is in before we can say that for certain.

        3. Yup. Now that they figured out how to get it into cells and turn your body into a protein making machine the possibilities are endless. They can program the cell to make any protein so infectious disease, cancer, all sorts of things are possible.

          1. Echospinner….This was a pretty good interview in ToI; I read ToI daily.

            https://www.timesofisrael.com/scientist-behind-pfizer-vaccine-tech-may-prevent-cancer-in-a-couple-of-years/

          2. This the age old problem with the human race and technology. Every discovery that can be used for good can be used for evil.

        4. Thank you President Trump!

          Haha.

    5. Clearly the president is mishandling the pandemic and millions will die as a result.

      1. SleepyJoe allowed over 100,000 people to die already!

    6. If her feeling of impending doom is because she’s afraid of being fired for incompetence then I totally get it.

  35. The House’s Committee on Oversight and Reform is one of the few with the power to issue subpoenas. They wrote a letter to Parler asking for documents (for an upcoming hearing?), and Parler’s attorneys wrote a letter in response in which they shared some interesting facts.

    “As Parler grew substantially in the latter half of 2020, the Company took the extraordinary initiative to develop formal lines of communication with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) to facilitate proactive cooperation and referrals of violent threats and incitement to law enforcement. In fact, in the days and weeks leading up to January 6th, Parler referred violent content from its platform to the FBI for investigation over 50 times, and Parler even alerted law enforcement to specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol.

    —-Attorney for Parler
    (bold in the original)

    https://republicans-oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Parler-Letter-to-Chairwoman-Maloney.pdf

    The letter contains snapshots of specific examples of Parler alerting the FBI to violent threats on their platform. These posts indicate that it was Parler who was telling the FBI that certain users were no longer looking at the January 6th event as a protest but as a “last stand”, etc. Parler’s letter also contains snapshots of the FBI thanking Parler for being so helpful to the FBI–even after January 6th.

    I maintain that what Amazon, Apple, and Google did to Parler in the aftermath of January 6th, ultimately, was not so much a result of the Capitol riot but, rather, a result of what happened with the Georgia runoff elections–which were finally called on the morning of January 6. Once it became clear that the Democrats would take control of the Senate and that the U.S. government and the Democratic Party were one in the same thing, Amazon, Apple, and Google had no choice but to take the steps they did against Parler.

    After all, the Democrats released a plan in October of 2020 to break Amazon, Apple, and Google up for failing to curb the dissemination of what Democrats called “misinformation” on their platforms. There are antitrust suits against Google and Facebook already, and the consent agreements they enter are likely to be opened up to the others. Under those conditions–now that the U.S. government and the Democratic party are one in the same thing–why shouldn’t Big Tech take the Democrats’ threats to break them up for failing to reign in “misinformation” seriously?

    It would be informative for some enterprising Republican to ask the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, and Google, at the next hearing, whether anyone from the government or the Democratic party contacted them and told them what to do with Parler. Regardless, the narrative about Big Tech requiring the attention of libertarians to defend their association rights needs to die a public death–certainly in this case.

    Association rights are important, but Big Tech silencing the critics of the Democratic party because the Democrats were using the coercive threats of the state to break Big Tech apart isn’t a good example of association rights. Rather, that’s a flat out violation of the principles of the First Amendment.

    1. So I guess the critics were right. Parler really is for fascists. They were just wrong about who the fascists were.

  36. https://www.statnews.com/2021/03/29/warning-impending-doom-cdc-director-covid-19/

    Jesus fucking Christ.

    I thought she was going to start bawling.

    1. so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now I’m scared,” said Walensky, who noted she has begun experiencing a “recurring” feeling of “impending doom.”

      How can the Reason editors not lose their shit over how we are being blatantly manipulated by the Science! crowd. This is a person at the pinnacle of the top public health agency in the most powerful nation on the planet emoting about policies that affect every person in the country.

      I experience a feeling of recurring doom every time I read her or Fauci’s comments, but it has nothing to do with a virus.

      Freedom is circling the drain.

      1. Notice they are silent about the fact that in places with no restrictions, numbers are still dropping.

      2. Your fat ugly cunt wife and nazi sons will be circling the drain you mormon nazi pussy.

        The only good Mormon is 16 million dead mormons.

        Kill yourself you fat nazi fuck!

        1. Awww you’re mad White Knight!

        2. You really do shit on threads & fuck up conversations.

          I can only hope you die a painful death. Maybe get raped by a grizzly bear with full blown AIDS.

        3. Hi KARen!

          Haha. What a doosh.

          1. Let me know if you visit the NW pussy

      3. Goddamn mormons ruining my country

        1. You didn’t have enough dick for her White Knight, get over it.

          1. She didn’t have enough dick for him either.

            1. But she still had more than he did.

  37. The democrats bait-and-switch with “tax increases for billionaires” translating to “tax increases for anyone making over $400k” is disgusting.

    Every household with 1-2 professionals in it isn’t an oil magnate.

    1. also the billionaire tax kicks in at 50 million (5% of a billion)

  38. how on earth would a billionaire be a threat to democracy?

    1. Democracy is the threat to billionaires

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