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COVID managed to visit the White House this week. The creeping crud finally made its way through masks and safety precautions and infected the leader of the free world, and a new scare is on the medical horizon in countries with – more or less — porous borders and no primates. It was all Heartlanders could do to avoid connecting the dots on the original pandemic: the increase of fully vaccinated and boosted Americans getting COVID in any of its variants, but not so much the rebel non-vaccinated. And now to top it all off, Mr. Biden gets COVID. A Squad member found herself the butt of social media jokes for faking an arrest. Oh, and David Hogg attempted to get a few more minutes of camera time by losing his cool at a Congressional hearing on gun control. The entertainment was superb this week.
Biden Gets COVID – From Who?
The twice vaccinated, twice boosted president of the United States, Mr. Joe Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning, putting a dent in the drive to vaccinate the masses. Following the press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was peppered with questions, like, where did he pick up the virus? She responded, “Look, I don’t think that matters, right? I think what matters is we prepared for this moment.”
Right. Flyover folks hastened to remind social media people that it wasn’t long ago that the federal government did think it mattered. In Canton, OH, Dan Coen called hypocrisy, “Well, they certainly gave a (BLEEP) when everyone else got Covid and did their contact tracing.” Texan Michael Hill wasn’t too happy either, saying, “They want us to divulge our entire medical history, including our first sex partners, when we get contact tracing done, but the President can’t submit the same?”
But this gal, Heather Smith Schmitz, from San Antonio, reminded the president, “It matters to the people he had contact with.”
Try as they might, few heartlanders have time to understand the latest threat to the overall health of a nation. But they do know that Monkeypox has continued to spread since the first reports came out in May. Of more than 14,500 recorded cases, 2,100 are in the United States. A new study from Queen Mary University of London of 528 Monkeypox cases from 16 different countries tells the alarming tale: 98% percent of those infected were gay or bisexual men. But scientists, doctors, and researchers say it is not a gay disease as it can be spread through close contact. Whatever is going on, those in the red states are rolling their eyes at the “trust the science” folks. Instead of rushing a vaccine, they want to run to common sense, much like Wanda Brewer Yantek of South Carolina, who surmises, “Gee, how a disease that once was contained to a specific region of the world has now made its way to Europe and the US. I wonder if infected people walked it across borders. Then spread it once they were across those borders. Just askin’”
AOC Annoys Anyone Who Has Really Been Arrested
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is known for her large, toothy smile, horrible math skills, and faking photo ops. This go around, AOC was escorted and allegedly arrested by police during an abortion rights protest for jamming up traffic. Proudly, she walked along with her hands behind her back as if she was in cuffs. She was not. It should be embarrassing, but instead, she reveled in her unlawfulness and then claimed Republicans created a conspiracy theory. Yeah, no one is buying that analysis. In Bryan, TX, Chad Price thought real restraints might send a message: “They should have been in handcuffs if they were under arrest. I think the whole thing is a publicity stunt.” The word “hoax” was employed by most of Chad’s social media friends.
Hogg Goes a Bit Wild
David Hogg is making the rounds in the Swamp, searching for media minutes for God only knows what. Is he running for office? Does he just need more press clippings for his scrapbook? Or is he self-describing as a pollinating bee with all his pursuits? This week alone, he yelled into several microphones at different protests. First, at a pro-abortion rally, Hogg brought the unhinged out and trotted it around, screaming, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m ready to protest. Let’s do something.” The next minute he was near hysterical about white nationalists and his ideas on mass school shootings, and then he was tossed on his skinny butt after losing his ever-loving mind during a Congressional hearing on gun laws. That’s when KC Coyle called it: “Another attention seeker…maybe he can get a job with AOC.”