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(Politico)   Reporter in March: I've heard people in the White House call coronavirus "The Kung Flu" Kellyane: That's outrageous and racist, I demand you give me their names so they can be dealt with. *Trump uses the term at his rally* Kellyanne: This is fine   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-06-24 12:11:34 PM  
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2020-06-24 12:28:45 PM  
Confession: I was going to make a hoodie that had a modified Wu-tang Clan logo that read "WuHung flu ain't nuthin to fark wit!" But then racist started bothering Asians and the right started using it as a dog whistle and started blaming China for our flumbing of our respose and now it seems distasteful and inappropriate, as opposed to when I came up with the idea when it just seemed distasteful.

/don't het me wrong China got some splanin to do, but we saw that shiat being poured into that fan and leaned in for a closer look, that's on us.
//or thats on U.S. to be specific.
 
2020-06-24 1:09:00 PM  
These conservatives with the rigid moral principles can sure be flexible about their rigid moral principles.
 
2020-06-24 1:27:44 PM  
And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.
 
2020-06-24 1:48:24 PM  
Perhaps Rosie O'Donnell could explain to him how Asians perceive the slightly subtle - not subtle racial slurs that are aimed at them.
 
2020-06-24 2:15:31 PM  
Kellyanne is good at her job. She might suck at life, but her job is to do everything possible to try to polish the world's biggest turd.

She tries, she fails, but she's good at trying. That woman can spin anything.... anything.
 
2020-06-24 2:48:55 PM  
It originated in China, but Trump has really made the virus his own. No other country has more cases, deaths and permanent damage from Covid-19 than the USA.
 
2020-06-24 2:49:17 PM  
When the kid in your class wearing the dunce cap and the class clown are one in the same you might just be in special education.
 
2020-06-24 2:49:20 PM  
He was being sarcastic when he said "Kung Flu". So, it's totes okay.
 
2020-06-24 2:49:36 PM  

syrynxx: And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.


I am legitimately considering looking for work in another state and getting my family out of Arizona at this point.
 
2020-06-24 2:51:09 PM  

vudukungfu: Perhaps Rosie O'Donnell could explain to him how Asians perceive the slightly subtle - not subtle racial slurs that are aimed at them.


Rosie O'Donnell was able to perceive that the reason why Kelly Ripa didn't want a spastic Clay Aiken putting his hand over her mouth was because Kelly was homophobic.
 
2020-06-24 2:52:03 PM  

syrynxx: And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.


Most of his supporters don't know any of that, either.  Nor do they care.
 
2020-06-24 2:52:10 PM  
Its racist because the man is a known racist. None of this is ok.
 
2020-06-24 2:53:09 PM  
Kellyanne was fine with this in March too.
 
2020-06-24 2:53:49 PM  
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2020-06-24 2:53:54 PM  
It really doesn't matter what horrible thing Trump does, it's always going to be ok with them.
 
2020-06-24 2:54:07 PM  

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: syrynxx: And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.

I am legitimately considering looking for work in another state and getting my family out of Arizona at this point.


I think that would be wise
The Election might still change things, who knows
 
2020-06-24 2:54:11 PM  

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: syrynxx: And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.

I am legitimately considering looking for work in another state and getting my family out of Arizona at this point.


Come up to Flagstaff.  We're nice.
 
2020-06-24 2:54:22 PM  

tjsands1118: Confession: I was going to make a hoodie that had a modified Wu-tang Clan logo that read "WuHung flu ain't nuthin to fark wit!" But then racist started bothering Asians and the right started using it as a dog whistle and started blaming China for our flumbing of our respose and now it seems distasteful and inappropriate, as opposed to when I came up with the idea when it just seemed distasteful.

/don't het me wrong China got some splanin to do, but we saw that shiat being poured into that fan and leaned in for a closer look, that's on us.
//or thats on U.S. to be specific.


"DAMN NATURE! YOU SCARY!"
 
2020-06-24 2:54:45 PM  
I'm sure they call it something even more racist by this point.
 
2020-06-24 2:55:10 PM  
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2020-06-24 2:57:14 PM  

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2020-06-24 2:58:10 PM  
"My reaction is that the president has made very clear he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China," Conway said.


Yeah, literally everyone on the planet capable of understanding words already knew that from the beginning, you stupid twat.

"And had China been more transparent and honest with the United States and the world, we wouldn't have all the death and destruction that unfortunately we've suffered."

Oh, we would have. You know why? Governments wouldn't have worked any faster, and your boss would have still written it off until it was too late to contain. A few weeks' earlier notice wouldn't have changed the outcomes that much, it was coming, and the responses would have been pretty much the same, especially the response from the lard ass with the Oval Orifice.

In short, Kellyanne: EABOD
 
2020-06-24 2:58:10 PM  

rosekolodny: ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: syrynxx: And it got a loud cheer from his Arizona audience.
"What's the 19 for?  Nobody could tell me."

Dear orange Hitler:
The virus is called novel coronavirus, technically SARS-COV-2.  Everyone but you knows this.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, not the virus name.  Everyone but you knows this.
The "19" is from "2019", which is the year on the Gregorian calendar when it was identified.  Everyone but you knows this.
It's not the flu, which is a shortening of influenza - a completely different virus.  Everyone but you knows this.

You are a complete moron.  Everyone but you knows this.

I am legitimately considering looking for work in another state and getting my family out of Arizona at this point.

Come up to Flagstaff.  We're nice.


That's...legitimately tempting, hah.
 
2020-06-24 2:58:17 PM  
Dial the idiocy* up to 11: Kung Fru.

*racism
 
2020-06-24 3:00:26 PM  
At least he's too stupid to even do racism right.

We called it the COVID-19 for a little while. Nobody EVER called it the China Virus.
 
2020-06-24 3:00:42 PM  

gunga galunga: vudukungfu: Perhaps Rosie O'Donnell could explain to him how Asians perceive the slightly subtle - not subtle racial slurs that are aimed at them.

Rosie O'Donnell was able to perceive that the reason why Kelly Ripa didn't want a spastic Clay Aiken putting his hand over her mouth was because Kelly was homophobic.


Rosie is a 9/11 truther.  Her perception is highly questionable in the best of circumstances.
 
2020-06-24 3:00:43 PM  
Conway did not repeat that characterization on Wednesday, but said the president was not surrounded by yes-men.
"I speak to the president daily, on a number of different topics," Conway said. "We don't always agree on everything."


Well sure, Kellyanne, I'm positive that you really don't want to shove a 2 foot spike through your husband's genitals, pinning him to the bed, douse him in honey and fire ants for three days, then set the bed on fire, no matter how many times your boss tells you to.
 
2020-06-24 3:02:04 PM  
Why not call it by most recent outbreak location?

Tulsa-Maricopa Flu.
 
2020-06-24 3:02:20 PM  
Anyone remember when she originally came into major political prominence by giving the sage advice that Republicans need to shut up about rape after a few Congressional candidates suggested that you can't get pregnant from non-consensual stuff?

A career of "be smart and shut up" going straight into "the candidate will say what he wants to say, what can you do?"
 
2020-06-24 3:02:49 PM  
In all fairness, that was Kellyanne 1.0.  Kellyanne 2.0 was built without a morality chip after the prototype's kept malfunctioning.

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2020-06-24 3:03:09 PM  

JRoo: At least he's too stupid to even do racism right.

We called it the COVID-19 for a little while. Nobody EVER called it the China Virus.


Oh, I can't even say W_u_h_a_n_ here?
 
2020-06-24 3:04:11 PM  
I am so farking tired of the endless childish idiocy of the right... so very tired.
 
2020-06-24 3:05:19 PM  
So, I guess George is still sleeping on the couch.
 
2020-06-24 3:07:23 PM  
Three months old, but apparently relevant.  How the hell has it been 9(!) years since "Asians in the Library"??

THE CHINESE VIRUS (song)
Youtube 8IZEA8AqoPg
 
2020-06-24 3:10:21 PM  
Shameless whore proves more flexible and shameless than expected, news at 11.
 
2020-06-24 3:14:50 PM  
"My reaction is that the president has made very clear he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China," Conway said. "And had China been more transparent and honest with the United States and the world, we wouldn't have all the death and destruction that unfortunately we've suffered."

Yeah, you know what, f@ck American exceptionalism.  Cause, clearly, we were WAY unable to stop stuff by ourselves.  I mean, Ghina could've stopped it.  America?  No chance!
 
2020-06-24 3:16:10 PM  
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2020-06-24 3:21:18 PM  
Is that a recent picture?
Did that work she got already give up on life?
 
2020-06-24 3:24:20 PM  

Farker Soze: gunga galunga: vudukungfu: Perhaps Rosie O'Donnell could explain to him how Asians perceive the slightly subtle - not subtle racial slurs that are aimed at them.

Rosie O'Donnell was able to perceive that the reason why Kelly Ripa didn't want a spastic Clay Aiken putting his hand over her mouth was because Kelly was homophobic.

Rosie is a 9/11 truther.  Her perception is highly questionable in the best of circumstances.


And whenever she went into one of her "fire can't melt steel" rants, the studio audience for The View thought to themselves:

(a) "Great. The truth needs to come out. You go, Rosie!"
(b) "Aw, Geez. Not this shiat again."

/admittedly OT of the subject of Kellyanne Conway
//but seriously, fark Kellyanne Conway
///taking great satisfaction in the fact that if we survive this, she will be a pariah for the rest of her life
////daring a fourth slashie to point out that I did say "if".
 
2020-06-24 3:25:41 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: "My reaction is that the president has made very clear he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China," Conway said. "And had China been more transparent and honest with the United States and the world, we wouldn't have all the death and destruction that unfortunately we've suffered."

Yeah, you know what, f@ck American exceptionalism.  Cause, clearly, we were WAY unable to stop stuff by ourselves.  I mean, Ghina could've stopped it.  America?  No chance!


If Ghina did start it, no country in the world handled it as badly as the US. Not even close.

All thanks to Donald Trump.
 
2020-06-24 3:28:38 PM  

gunga galunga: ToastmasterGeneral: "My reaction is that the president has made very clear he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated in China," Conway said. "And had China been more transparent and honest with the United States and the world, we wouldn't have all the death and destruction that unfortunately we've suffered."

Yeah, you know what, f@ck American exceptionalism.  Cause, clearly, we were WAY unable to stop stuff by ourselves.  I mean, Ghina could've stopped it.  America?  No chance!

If Ghina did start it, no country in the world handled it as badly as the US. Not even close.

All thanks to Donald Trump.


Sweden & Brazil make fine runners up
God only knows what Russia is dealing with
 
2020-06-24 3:37:56 PM  

Farker Soze: Rosie O'Donnell


I did not know that. Popular Mechanics felt the need to debunk her nonsense.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/scie​n​ce/a1539/4213805/
 
2020-06-24 3:40:19 PM  
I guess she forgot about being offended on behalf of her half-Asian kids.
 
2020-06-24 3:41:17 PM  

LarryDan43: It originated in China, but Trump has really made the virus his own. No other country has more cases, deaths and permanent damage from Covid-19 than the USA.


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2020-06-24 3:42:49 PM  
So I might be in the minority here but I didn't find COVID-19 or Kung flu to be inherently racist originally, it's more their selective useage over time has turned them into dogwhistles (which is how racist dogwhistles usually work)

Kung flu was an off color joke, and COVID-19 was perfectly reasonable to me when it was the center of the outbreak. It's the fact that in the past 6 months high profile racists have been pushing wu-flu and kung-flu INSTEAD of the correct term made it part of their attempts to make it a racial issue (it's not our fault, blame the virus on those conniving chinese)

It's kind of like the okay hand sign. It's not inherently racist, but racists have been intentionally flashing it and then going "it's not racists I just happen to be flashing it at minorities while chanting they will not replace us." So now when someone flashes it in that context it's fair to assume it might not be an innocent coincidence.

Tl;dr: literally nothing I said here was important, just musing on how this administration goes out of its way to help create new racist dogwhistles.
 
2020-06-24 4:00:41 PM  
The 19 in Covi 19 stand for the year 2019, when it was identified.

It is also the year Trump was warned about the virus by US Intelligence agencies!
 
2020-06-24 4:01:39 PM  

mathamagical: COVID-19 was perfectly reasonable to me when it was the center of the outbreak.


COVID-19

COrona VIrus Disease first described in 2019

COVID-19.

What the ever loving fark are you talking about?
 
2020-06-24 4:01:46 PM  

Marcos P: Is that a recent picture?
Did that work she got already give up on life?


Early in the Trump administration I wrote a headline where I opined that her beauty regimen consisted of staring into the Ark of the Covenant for about 15 minutes a day.

These days I think it's closer to 30
 
2020-06-24 4:18:19 PM  

YakBoy42: mathamagical: COVID-19 was perfectly reasonable to me when it was the center of the outbreak.

COVID-19

COrona VIrus Disease first described in 2019

COVID-19.

What the ever loving fark are you talking about?


Just to elaborate further, the virus itself is called SARS-CoV-2; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus type 2.

There is, of course, a different coronavirus that was discovered in association with the first SARS outbreak that happened in 2003. It was referred to as SARS-CoV.

In much the same way that what had previously been referred to simply as "The Great War" became World War I when we had another world war, SARS-CoV is now SARS-CoV-1 to differentiate it from the 2019 virus, SARS-CoV-2.

The name of the disease caused by the virus works the same way. Scientists COULD have called the disease associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus SARS (which is an accurate description of the disease) but that potentially would have caused confusion between the disease caused by the 2003 coronavirus and that caused by the 2019 coronavirus, so COVID-19.

The name has nothing to do with where the virus originated and never has.
 
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