Here’s the way this works in America. If you’re served with a legal subpoena, you show up. If you are legally ordered to turn over documents, you provide them. If under either of those scenarios, you fail to comply, you are subject to criminal contempt charges, and you can go to jail. And you can sit there until you have a “moment of clarity.”
See, that’s the way this works in America, “patriots.”
Don’t be fooled by Merrick Garland’s relative silence so far. Dude don’t play. Just because he’s not showing his cards yet doesn’t mean he isn’t holding a royal flush. There are a lot of bad actors who are gonna have a “bad day.” I can only hope that begins with Steve “Race” Bannon.
Of course that was an attempted coup. Of course it was. How can anyone argue otherwise? How do we know it was an attempted coup? Because they’ve all admitted it. It’s all there. Documents. Memos. Emails. Videos. Audio recordings. They’ve all admitted it.
Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic” is one of my all-time favorite albums. Any Major Dude Will Tell You that.
But pretzel logic doesn’t get it for me when it comes to public discourse. Today’s big, puffy, doughy, yeasty, salty, gut-clogging, fluid retaining, brain-fogging, constipating Pretzel Logic Award goes to GOP gubernatorial candidate Alan West.
West is an anti-vaxer. Like all anti-vaxers, his stance is not rooted in facts, but is rather the product of fear, ignorance, cowardice (and they call themselves “tough guys), tribalism, political opportunism and demagoguery.
Westy got “The Covid” recently. As did his fully vaccinated wife. Westy was hospitalized with COVID-related pneumonia. That’s not funny, as the families of more than 700,000 dead Americans can attest. I and all people of good will wish him well.
But here’s where the illogical dough-twisting begins. Westy says this experience has solidified his anti-vaccination stance.
Westy received Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment, and responded well. That’s good.
So his position is that treating COVID is better than preventing it.
Hey, it’s good that we are acquiring and developing treatments, including monoclonal antibodies, and, apparently, the new Merck anti-viral pill. The more weapons in our COVID-fighting arsenal, the better.
Now get your mustard ready. Westy says he’s still anti-vax in part because he doesn’t want to “line the pockets of Big Pharma.”
Uhhh…you know, Westy, that Regeneron and Merck’s Little Pill are products of Big Pharma, too, right, Westy?
And you would rather treat COVID (which, sadly is often unsuccessful) than prevent it? You think that’s good public policy? You think that’s sound economic policy? That’s “Conservatism”?
And you use your (happily) successful recovery to justify your truly ridiculous argument?
That is one large, dangerous and expensive pretzel.
Don’t Lose That Number, clown.
Now waiting for Abbott to try to out-clown West. Abbott will try to get “right” of “West.”