So I was listening to a radio station that leans right. Some of the programming is actually pretty good and I don't mind listening to their point of view. I'm not a regular listener, but sometimes tune in when I'm driving.
So today, they floated this idea:
Did Democrats intentionally create the coronavirus to hurt Donald Trump?
Now, to the host's credit, she dismissed the notion as ridiculous, saying she believed that China was either trying to come up with a vaccine or they were trying to weaponize it, though she didn't have any proof of either.
However, it's the very fact she repeated such a claim that's exactly the problem. It gets repeated. And people start to believe it's true.
Do you believe it's true? Is it possible?
Whoooeee! You got me with that title Crankalicious.
But, I am laughing with you, not at you. I think there really are folks that will believe that idea.
You have to admit, there are some real nutcases and gullible idiots that shouldn't be allowed out of the house, among us.
Tin-foil hats aren't just for UFO enthusiasts. But, as a silver lining, I have been looking for an opportunity to introduce a TED video that I really liked.
I am sure that for most of us it amounts to a yeah, so what's new about that thought, but here it is anyway:
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Donald Trump Jr. suggested something not unlike this - that Democrats are hoping that millions die so Trump will be defeated in November.
Did he give a reason as to why Trump supporters would be the most susceptible? I'll bite my tongue and wait for a response
I saw that. Somethings still leave me speechless. But, how wrong is he?
The fruit doesn't fall too far from the tree, Gus.
I think what Don Jr. Is saying makes sense. If you want Trump to fail then it can look like you want the Coronavirus to succeed. I think it is an unfortunate reframing of the situation.
Personally, I prefer we fund the appropriate agencies to begin with and not blame our political opponents for our own short-sightedness.
I think you people are all wrong. Putin planted the virus. How many Russians have you heard who have been infected by the virus? OMG, I'm even getting a little dingy with all of this!!!
I find the claim to be highly unlikely, Crank. It's interesting to hear from my Chinese friends that the big conspiracy there is that the coronavirus was purposely introduced into Wuhan by the U.S. Government as an act of bio-warfare.
On a less conspiratorial note, there is danger that coronavirus fears could be exploited and used to push through government surveillance on U.S. citizens (anyone concerned about communist style authoritarianism should be much more worried about this than something like Americans getting healthcare that could combat the virus):
https://theintercept.com/2020/02/27/cor … triot-act/
The Coronavirus were first identified in the 1960s.
If the Democrats created it just to screw over Donald Trump in 2020, they've been playing the long game.
Responding to pandemics is precisely why we have government because no private entity could possibly respond. Nice try. Furthermore, we know absolutely that Trump has been cutting all government healthcare related functions and wants no part of such things.
Saying government shouldn't do stuff like this is like saying it should stay out of the hurricane and flood response business too. In other words: JUST LET PEOPLE DIE.
Even more BS than you usually post, Joey. How about some proof HRC killed anyone?
Only a complete and total bootlicker would try to defend someone as indefensible as Hillary. Now if you don't mind, I'm trying to watch Biden steal votes from Bernie.
You made the claim Joey, now back it up! Or continue posting fake news as you're wont to do...
You going to spend all day insulting strangers on the internet today Randy? Sad....
You gonna spend all day posting fake memes, Joey? Really sad....
Well, looks like you spent your entire Wednesday insulting strangers on the internet. How bout today, more of the same? Sad...
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