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(FactCheck)   This will come as a shock, but Sen. Rand Paul lied about so-called "gain-of-function" research   (factcheck.org) divider line
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2872 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Oct 2021 at 12:35 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-27 9:54:01 AM  
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2021-10-27 10:00:14 AM  
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2021-10-27 10:03:05 AM  
Rand Paul attempting to convey any concepts beyond "fries good burger tasty need to pee now" is going to sink in a sea of nonsensical ignorance and stupid Facebook memes.
 
2021-10-27 10:06:21 AM  
Here's the thing, it doesn't matter really.  He knows (as do the other GOP idiots spouting this nonsense) his constituents lack the very basic scientific understanding to separate fact from fiction.  Once the lie is out there, it takes A LOT to overcome it, and to the average GOP voter, something that fits on a meme on FB is easier to understand (however false) than the wall of text in that article (however correct).

We've literally entered the idiots wet dream where you don't "need" years of boring education, you can consume all knowledge in 2 second chunks through pictures.  Seriously, I'd bet the average GOP voters FB feed has more pictures and less text than a board book for 1 year olds to slobber on.
 
2021-10-27 10:12:28 AM  
I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.
 
2021-10-27 10:18:16 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.


Kentucky has the worst combination of Senators. Rand Paul and Moscow Mitch.

Outside of  maybe Texas, there can't be a state with worse representation

/Alabama obviously, but those clowns are at least quiet in their stupidity
 
2021-10-27 12:37:47 PM  
A whatever kind of doctor he supposedly is/was doesn't know shiat about viruses? Shocking.
 
2021-10-27 12:37:56 PM  
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2021-10-27 12:40:31 PM  
Yes, republicans are lying.  They are always lying.  The sooner we all realize this and start holding them to account for their lies, the sooner we possibly save this country.
 
2021-10-27 12:40:32 PM  
Well, that was farking stupid.  I'm not surprised, but that was farking stupid.
 
2021-10-27 12:40:39 PM  
Lets wait til the Heat Death of the Universe

/that will neverr happen
 
2021-10-27 12:41:02 PM  
Republicans LOVE being lied to.

They overwhelmingly vote for it, every time.  Just watch his approval go up.
 
2021-10-27 12:41:58 PM  
Maybe some day he'll gain a functioning brain.
 
2021-10-27 12:42:14 PM  

Gubbo: NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.

Kentucky has the worst combination of Senators. Rand Paul and Moscow Mitch.

Outside of  maybe Texas, there can't be a state with worse representation

/Alabama obviously, but those clowns are at least quiet in their stupidity


Rubio and Scott are definite challengers, with that Florida swagger.
 
2021-10-27 12:42:32 PM  
Did he lie or is he a moron?

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2021-10-27 12:44:07 PM  
FTFA:

"As we'll explain, whether or not the experiments count as "gain-of-function" - research in which a virus or other pathogen is modified to become more virulent or infectious to humans - is up for debate."

Apparently there are multiple standards for GOF research. It was and wasn't GOF research depending on which one you use. This is a "technically correct" at best.
 
2021-10-27 12:44:47 PM  
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2021-10-27 12:45:09 PM  
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2021-10-27 12:45:21 PM  
You mean that a lying liar who lies lied about a person who has dedicated his life to virology? THE HECK YOU SAY!
 
2021-10-27 12:46:11 PM  

iheartscotch: You mean that a lying liar who lies lied about a person who has dedicated his life to virology? THE HECK YOU SAY!


Why the next thing you will tell us is that there is gambling going on here.
 
2021-10-27 12:47:42 PM  
I literally don't have the words to describe how much I hate Rand Paul. He's basically disingenuousness personified.
 
2021-10-27 12:48:03 PM  
"My dear consituents:  I am going to lie to you, to tell you something you want to hear. It's going to be 100% bullshiat - I know this, you know this, but if you imagine it was true, it would support your preconceived ideas. Now, knowing that I have no problem lying to you, at any and all times, but that it will always support the basic ideas you like (even if that doesn't logically hold true), can I count on you for your vote?"

GOP voters:  "YES!"
 
2021-10-27 12:49:09 PM  

skyotter: Republicans LOVE being lied to.

They overwhelmingly vote for it, every time.  Just watch his approval go up.


oh yeah.  they love a story that will get them angry doesn't matter if its true.
 
2021-10-27 12:50:38 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.


https://charlesbooker.org
 
2021-10-27 12:51:11 PM  

eKonk: "My dear consituents:  I am going to lie to you, to tell you something you want to hear. It's going to be 100% bullshiat - I know this, you know this, but if you imagine it was true, it would support your preconceived ideas. Now, knowing that I have no problem lying to you, at any and all times, but that it will always support the basic ideas you like (even if that doesn't logically hold true), can I count on you for your vote?"

GOP voters:  "YES!"


Just as long as he's STIGGINIT to those dang godless DEMICATS

/ s
 
2021-10-27 12:51:14 PM  

eKonk: "My dear consituents:  I am going to lie to you, to tell you something you want to hear. It's going to be 100% bullshiat - I know this, you know this, but if you imagine it was true, it would support your preconceived ideas. Now, knowing that I have no problem lying to you, at any and all times, but that it will always support the basic ideas you like (even if that doesn't logically hold true), can I count on you for your vote?"

GOP voters:  "YES!"


farking perfect.
 
2021-10-27 12:53:32 PM  
It assessed the potential for bat coronaviruses in China to spillover and infect people

Gr.

Spill over: verb.

Spillover: adjective or noun.
 
2021-10-27 12:55:24 PM  
Sure, let's believe the guy that tortures beagles to death instead.
 
2021-10-27 12:56:49 PM  
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2021-10-27 12:57:11 PM  
Not that shocked.
 
2021-10-27 12:57:41 PM  

Gubbo: NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.

Kentucky has the worst combination of Senators. Rand Paul and Moscow Mitch.

Outside of  maybe Texas, there can't be a state with worse representation

/Alabama obviously, but those clowns are at least quiet in their stupidity


I don't know about that, while most states have one who isn't as prominent they are equally Republican (such as Arkansas or SC). And we also have Florida (Rubio/Scott) pretty high on the list.

But, yeah, Texas, Alabama, and Kentucky are probably above them due to the prominence. However I would argue that Iowa's Ernst/Grassley is the worst.
 
2021-10-27 12:57:56 PM  
As far as the right wing derposphere (and the echo chamber in Twitter and Facebook) is concerned, Fauci personally murdered puppies to create the Coronavirus. The damage is done and there is nothing you can do about willful stupidity.
 
2021-10-27 12:58:44 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.


Ashley Judd could easily carry Lexington and the surrounding area.  Lots of us already have campaign posters of her, and just don't know it yet:
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Plus, Clooney seems to do better in a campaign-support role:
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2021-10-27 1:06:52 PM  
This will come as a shock, but liquid water is wet.
 
2021-10-27 1:12:10 PM  
I'm going to call him Pand Raul from now on because he's willfully wrong
 
2021-10-27 1:13:34 PM  
The focus now isn't on the GOP lies; the whole claim is that, sure, this whole thing is a GOP bullshiat & smear fest, but the NIH's admittance that they may have funded, deliberately or inadvertently, unrelated "gain-of-function" research means that Dr. Fauci lied under oath and should be removed from office and prosecuted.

Seriously, Twitter is filling up with morons exclaiming that it doesn't matter that the GOP lied, or that the GOP falsely linked the unrelated research to COVID-19, or falsely claimed that Dr. Fauci backed gain-of-function research on coronavirus - they have their wedge, their smoking gun, despite this quote from Dr. Fauci:

"There are people who interpret it that way," he said, referring to those who view the work as gain-of-function, "but when you look at the framework under which the guidance is, that is not the case."

I've (briefly) argued today with idiots on Twitter, after Tom Cotton thought it'd be a great idea to bring this up during Merrick Garland's questioning today, about this claim that, well, if Dr. Fauci wasn't 100% correct, he was then obviously lying under oath and that the "demon doctor" must be punished.

It's insane.
 
2021-10-27 1:14:42 PM  
The goalposts whipped back so fast on this one that the bits at the bottom are now actually older than the bits at the top.
 
2021-10-27 1:32:40 PM  
Again? Didn't they disprove this gain of function thing like a year ago?
 
2021-10-27 1:35:30 PM  
Grain of Function was ok but a bit muddled. Casino Royale was still Craig's best
 
2021-10-27 1:36:10 PM  

whither_apophis: Grain of Function was ok but a bit muddled. Casino Royale was still Craig's best


Stoopid spelchek
 
2021-10-27 1:46:45 PM  
/clears throat.
STARGATE IS NOT REAL
WE ARE NOT THE ASCHEN
THAT WAS A TV SHOW
//
relates to gain of function virus
///also relates to vaccines causing infertility, again the Ashcen do not exist.
 
2021-10-27 1:46:57 PM  
I would love to hear the dentist with the poodle hair try to explain exactly what "gain-of-function" is.
 
2021-10-27 1:47:02 PM  
Remember; It's not a lie if you really, really believe it! /s


NewportBarGuy: But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives his life.


Let's try to be optimistic, here!
=Smidge=
 
2021-10-27 1:58:27 PM  
Anyone on the right presented as an intellectual or "expert" on anything is absolutely and completely full of horseshiat.  Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin...and RAND PAUL.  They just know how to talk in ways that sound "smart" to really really stupid people.
 
2021-10-27 2:03:55 PM  
there's an intermediary host we just can't find it

hey what about mice with artificially induced human receptor genes

no way Jose, What you talkin

not defending what's his face

but this is total bullshiat
 
2021-10-27 2:13:34 PM  

Gubbo: NewportBarGuy: I would literally give a kidney if Ashley Judd or George Clooney would run against him... Both native Kentuckians. It would be close, but i think they'd have at least a decent chance of doing it.

Of course neither one would, and I would not wish that kind of horror show on anyone. But, unless you get a name like that to run against him... we're all stuck with this asshole for the rest of our lives.

Kentucky has the worst combination of Senators. Rand Paul and Moscow Mitch.

Outside of  maybe Texas, there can't be a state with worse representation

/Alabama obviously, but those clowns are at least quiet in their stupidity


Have to give it to KY.  Cruz is a bigger buffoon than Paul, but Mitch's evil is far more competent and consequential than anything Cornyn can muster.
 
2021-10-27 2:19:08 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: Lets wait til the Heat Death of the Universe

/that will neverr happen


I thought we'd determined that, like the density of neurons in Paul's dark, cold excuse for a brain, there just wasn't enough shiat? Not enough gravitational ooga booga to make it all come blueshifting back together again?

I could be wrong, the last few years have totally intertwingled science and fiction. But I thought heat death of the universe was totally a thing.
 
2021-10-27 2:59:48 PM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: As far as the right wing derposphere (and the echo chamber in Twitter and Facebook) is concerned, Fauci personally murdered puppies to create the Coronavirus. The damage is done and there is nothing you can do about willful stupidity.


My brother in law is adamant that Fauci should be tried and executed.
 
2021-10-27 3:00:32 PM  
the cult of Fauci
 
2021-10-27 3:05:53 PM  

skatedrifter: Sure, let's believe the guy that tortures beagles to death instead.


no bad, shoo.
 
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