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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Florida's Governor Wants to Keep Florida Dumb and Anti-Science!


So Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has this meme going around his state:


What does it mean?

Trumpy Governor Ron DeSantis doesn't want his fellow Floridians to be like this:

"After graduating Regis High School, a private Jesuit school in Manhattan's Upper East Sidein 1958, Fauci attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in classics with a pre-med track. Fauci then attended medical school at Cornell University's Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medicine) where he graduated first in his class with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1966. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now Weill Cornell Medical Center).[2] Career In a 2021 analysis of Google Scholar citations, Dr. Fauci ranked as the 35th most-cited living researcher. According to the Web of Science, Dr. Fauci ranked 9th out of 2.5 million authors in the field of immunology by total citation count between 1980 and January 2021. 

During the same period, he ranked 20th out of 2.4 million authors in the field of research & experimental medicine, and 132nd out of 992,000 authors in the field of general & internal medicine. Dr. Fauci has delivered major lectures all over the world and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest honor given to a civilian by the President of the United States), the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, the Prince Mahidol Award, and the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. 

 He also has received 50 honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States and abroad. Dr. Fauci is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, as well as other professional societies including the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

He serves on the editorial boards of many scientific journals and as an author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1,300 scientific publications, including several textbooks.

Dr. Fauci is widely recognized for delineating the precise ways that immunosuppressive agents modulate the human immune response. He developed effective therapies for formerly fatal inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases such as polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Wegener's granulomatosis), and lymphomatoid granulomatosis. 

A 1985 Stanford University Arthritis Center Survey of the American Rheumatism Association membership ranked Dr. Fauci’s work on the treatment of polyarteritis nodosa and granulomatosis with polyangiitis among the most important advances in patient management in rheumatology over the previous 20 years."

Ron DeSantis's message?

Don't Fauci Florida!  

Keep Florida DUMB and ANTI-science!

Hey! It's working!!!!

From the BBC: 

The number of Covid patients in Florida hospitals has risen to a new high, breaking records set during previous waves before vaccines were available. 

US health officials say 11,515 Florida residents are currently in hospital. Many are younger and healthier than patients seen earlier in the pandemic. On Saturday, Florida set a record for most new infections in a single day. 

 Republican Governor Ron DeSantis opposes efforts to make vaccines or masks mandatory. Across the US, one in three new cases last week were recorded in Florida or Texas. 

 Hospital beds in Florida are quickly filling up. Some have already reached capacity, with patients placed in hallways, lobby waiting areas and makeshift overflow centres."


Anonymous said...

When the leaders are deaf, dumb, and ignorant so too will be the people they lead. Florida is but one of seriouisly diseased example.

Seriously, republicans ARE INDEED the stupid party.

Dave Miller said...

Florida's governor?

Aren't GOP folks supposed to be enamored with local control?

For years we heard these folks saying the best decisions are made by those closest to the people. And now we have GOP Governors like De Santis and Abbot in Texas prohibiting local jurisdictions from making any decision related to Covid that is different from edicts issued from the statehouses.

What are these guvs afraid of? That a mask mandate in some areas might work and make them look like the buffoons they are?

Bluebullamerica said...

I will be working very hard to make sure our dumbass Gov Desantis doesn't get another term. He is toxic, stupid and a Trumper. All three things, imo, make him a non-starter. We've got enough of our own problems without importing them in the likes of this little shit-weasel.

Jerry said...

Maybe it's best to "cull the heard" by allowing these idiots to be taken out by their own stupidity.

skudrunner said...

Never give people an option. Effective government tells people what to do and demand compliance. After decades of the government knows best attitude we cannot let people make decisions for them selves.

Rev, the best local control is making decisions for yourself. Falsi and the CDC keep changing the goal posts. One day it is if you had all your shots you don't need to mask followed by if you are inside you should wear a mask. We have an administration who is allowing thousands of people into the country, mostly in Texas, without testing them and then blaming the governor for the spike.

The gop is responsible for most of the un-vaccinated. The highest concentration of un-vaccinated is people of color in the south so it must be all those republican blacks.

Anonymous said...

I'm putting my money on Floridians electing Gov Dedumbass again. Trumpubs simply are not very bright and apparently boatlosds of em live in Florida.

Anonymous said...

"Falsi and the CDC keep changing the goal posts."

I don't know who "Falsi" is but the above sounds like it was written by an idiot who knows nothing about how science works. Science isn't religion. Religion makes a claim and never deviates from it and does so without evidence.

Science changes its claims as new evidence arises. One time it was accepted by medical science that too much worrying caused ulcers. Then medical science discovered ulcers are usually caused by helicobacter pylori bacteria or too much use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Motrin or Aleve.

Nobody called the doctors who changed their diagnoses "falsi" because of the new evidence. Intelligent people understand that as new evidence arises new ways of dealing with disease and its prevention is looked and and applied.

For some reason the Trumpers decided to hate facts and science and embrace stupidity.

I agree with whoever wrote let Darwinism take care of the idiots who refuse to understand this simple scientific process.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud wrote: "The highest concentration of un-vaccinated is people of color in the south so it must be all those republican blacks."

West Virginia has a low vaccination rate of 38% and African-Americans make up only 3% of its population. What's that state's excuse then? Are you trying to blame black people for the low rates of vaccinations in Trump's red states?

Also you may not know that the American government in the past used African-American men and women as guinea pigs for medical experiments. That would give that group of Americans reason to suspect anything the government urged on them to treat a disease.

skud: "Effective government tells people what to do and demand compliance."

You obviously have forgotten that it is the CONSERVATIVES/EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS in government that want state enforced pregnancies. That is EXACTLY telling "people" WOMEN what to do and demand compliance. How convenient it is that you forget that. And how hypocritical of you to apply that only when it applies to Democratic/liberal governments.

skud: "We have an administration who is allowing thousands of people into the country, mostly in Texas, without testing them and then blaming the governor for the spike."

You claim this WITHOUT EVIDENCE. So I'll call it false until you back it up.

Here's what I found on

The part of the claim asserting that the border is “wide open for illegal aliens” is also wrong. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made hundreds of thousands of apprehensions and expulsions at the southwest border since Biden took office.

More than 500,000 expulsions were made from February to June under Title 42, a public health law the Trump administration began using in March 2020 to expel people at the border in the name of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

During the Trump administration, from March 2020 to January 2021 there were more than 459,000 expulsions.

Many Democrats and immigrant advocates have urged Biden to rescind the policy, but it remains in effect.

So, the claim is wrong about both travel restrictions and border policy.

Update, Aug. 3: On Aug. 2, the CDC extended the use of the public health order under Title 42 that allows the CBP to immediately expel those trying to cross the border illegally. The CDC said it will reassess the need for the order every 60 days and confirmed that the exception for children, which it announced on July 16, remains in effect."

Shaw Kenawe said...

It is really witheringly exhausting to have to correct skudrunner's misinformation about almost EVERYTHING he posts here.

Here's why I do it: So that we can see how Trumpism has infected a large portion of this country and know that they eagerly pass on lies, rumors, and disinformation without trying to verify ANYTHING.

This is what the Democrats, and specifically the Biden administration is up against:

Millions of people who accept lies and the biggest LIE of all, that Trump won the 2020 election.

Ray Cranston said...

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! The Mother Ship is talking about Andrew Cuomo and his sexual harassment troubles! Bwahahahahaha! These are the same hypocrites who said nothing about Trump's 20 sexual harassment, assault and child rape accusations!

Here's the Captain of the Ship of Fools:




BUT I would NEVER defend this awful man………..for nothing else because of how he killed 15,000 people just to make sure he got that $5 million book deal.

Well, Cuomo is a piker compared to the 500,000+ Trump is responsible for because of his COVID stupidity!

Do those Trumpers ever do self-reflection? Are they real people or a comedy show?

skudrunner said...

Ms Shaw, You know full well that I support getting vaccinated and anyone who doesn't should not be allowed in public. I guess all of those health care workers who refuse the vaccine are republicans.

What the biden administration is up against is inconsistencies in policies regarding everything. Vaccines, Evictions, Pay to not work and now they are trying to take money from Medicare (a prepaid health insurance plan in case you forgot).

It is not about how many are sent back it is about how many are allowed in to travel the country. In Just two weeks Customs and Border Protection confirmed that 135 detainees at the Rio Grande Valley crossing point have tested positive for COVID-19. That is just one crossing and as long as they keep them moving East I see no issue.

Anonymous said...

Trumpism must be a mental virus that affects only conservative republicans that sufffer from acute delusions.

F.D. said...

You gotta laugh in the face of the wankers who call one of the world’s leading infectious disease experts, Dr. Fauci, “falsi”.

Does your troll know something Fauci doesn’t know? Does that skudder person have a degree in medical research in viruses? Where does he get off insulting someone like Fauci?

Ignorant people always mock what they don’t understand or know. It covers up for their stupidity.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Just so certain people who comment or read this blog understands:

I support the calls for Gov. Cuomo's resignation from office. An investigation uncovered serial sexual harassment, and for that he must face the consequences for his actions.

Not one Conservative/Republican who supports Trump ever said the same thing about Trump. In fact, they ignored the 20+ accusations, legal suits filed by some of the women who've accused Trump of his disgusting behavior.

Trump even BRAGGED about "grabbing their p***y" because he's a star and "they let you do it." And millions of Evangelical Christians and conservatives voted for the reprobate! So any Trumper even mentioning Cuomo needs to zip it, since they've shown they have no problem with Republican politicians sexually harassing and assaulting women.

If it wasn't for double standards, Trumpublican Conservatives wouldn't have any standards at all.

Andrew Cuomo needs to RESIGN. Period.

Anonymous said...

We contemplate whether or not the monk population will be increasing.

Andrew seemed like such a good guy. Smart too. I guess ya just never know. Especially with the she said he said stuff.

skudrunner said...

Ms. Shaw, Glad to hear your support for the resignation but where are all the pink hat women marching to demand justice.
If you will recall trump did not use his position in government to intimidate women with sexual harassment he was a private citizen. I do think I saw a number of republicans condemn his actions. As an independent I was never in favor of trump being president but neither party gave people who think for themselves a decent choice. Maybe 2024 we will have some choices that are competent but history is not in our favor.

Mike said...

Once COVID culls a certain percentage of Floridians, Florida will need immigrants to fill jobs.

Paula said...

So the Trumpers are calling Dr. Fauci "falsi?" because they believe non-professionals over a guy whose spent his life in infectious disease research?

I have an idea. Let the unvaccinated and anti-maskers that get covid and the variant go to designated hospitals in their state that handle these pro-disease, anti-science blockheads. They're the ones getting sick and clogging the ERs. Designate a hospital for these irresponsible nutjobs so that the responsible Americans who are vaccinated can get the emergency and other hospital beds they need.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud: "If you will recall trump did not use his position in government to intimidate women with sexual harassment he was a private citizen."

JHC, skud! For you Trump is a better person because he sexually intimidated, harassed, assaulted, more than 20 women (and is accused of raping a child) when he was NOT in office, so he's a better person than Cuomo? You really want to die on that hill?

As I've said, if it wasn't for double standards, Conservatives would have no standards at all.

Where are the pink hat women? If you recall, Trump was elected president after the world heard him brag on tape about kissing women and grabbing their genitals without their consent. That's who the very fine Evangelical Xtians voted for. The women in the pink hats were showing their disgust with the folks who thought Trump was an admirable person and deserved to hold the highest office in America. Decent people all over the world were disgusted. But not the holier than thou Evangelical Xtians. They love the guy who practiced with perfection all the Seven Deadly Sins.

Anonymous said...

Indeed Paula. It is now The Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.

They care about NO one but themselves and their ignorant totally self centered existence. So yes, ship em off to a duncifidd red state and let em rot.

Anonymous said...

Could it be because they are acually jealous of trump and desire to be like him?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous @8:19AM

I don't know why anyone would be jealous of a loser like Trump. He lost the popular vote TWICE, and in the last election, Biden not only won the popular vote by 7 million votes, but he also won the electoral college votes in a LANDSLIDE!

Trump lost the presidency, the House, and the Senate! And he turned Georgia BLUE.

Plus Trump now has an approval rate of 38% and 54% of the American people DON'T WANT HIM TO RUN IN 2024!

Trump is popular with his base, and that's it. And his base is getting smaller and smaller. And right now that's because his worshippers refuse to vaccinate.

The weirdest thing about this whole tragedy is that Trump wanted all the credit and glory of having initiated Operation Warp Speed to get vaccines out into the public to stop the spread of COVID, but he's done NOTHING to promote and encourage his worshippers to vaccinate!

And now the Red States have the highest infection rates in the country.

How's that working out for Trump now?

Anonymous said...

Trump, a "man" with the stature of a minnow, has been a fish out or water since entering politics. Except with his base. So now the "man" of orange is left his cult of idiots.

Anonymous said...

I too see a lot of hatred of America among the Mother Ship people. Olympic athletes, police officers, military generals and war heroes––even these sorts of Americans will earn their anger and scorn if they are deemed too liberal. This kind of nationalism is actually a hatred of our current multi-racial society, and a drive to make sure that multi-racial society is not self-governing.

The disrespect and hatred of the Capitol police officers was a shock to read, but typical of those Trumpers.

Anonymous said...

Nicely framed Anonymous. Bursting with truth.

These people are fearful little people and at the same time they are angry and hateful of those that do not appear and think just like them.

Trumpers would make Hitler proud. Their ignorance is overwhelming.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Bourgeois Elitist) said...

For you Trump is a better person because he sexually intimidated, harassed, assaulted, more than 20 women (and is accused of raping a child) when he was NOT in office, so he's a better person than Cuomo? You really want to die on that hill?

It's not that he's a better person, it's that his sexual harassment in the private sector didn't cost taxpayers anything. That is the Minus argument. Nevermind that the US government was defending (and still is under Garland for some reason) Dotard in the E Jean Caroll defamation lawsuit. Because defaming someone who talked about being being sexually assaulted by Dotard was part of his official duties as president, apparently.

Also nevermind the massive amount of money (and lives) Dotard's inaction on covid cost the economy*. And nevermind the half billion (so far, according to what I've read) the DC insurrection has cost (investigating and prosecuting magamorons who stormed the capitol).

*10 trillion dollars according to Dotard... the amount he thinks China should pay us for "releasing" the virus. Even though the Dotard administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China.

I say we should confiscate ALL of the Dotard organization's assets as reparations for his "mishandling" of the pandemic and lies (admitted to Bob Woodward). As well as payment for what the insurrection he incited cost. Add in the personal assets of Dotard, Don Jr, Eric, Jared and Ivanka. They're all responsible.

skudrunner said...

So Now we have anon, complimenting anon responding to anon and Ms Shaw agreeing with anon. I guess if you are ashamed of your views you need to remain anonymous then you can take any opinion you choose and no one knows. Great job guys but just a little hypercritical. Kid of like a president who criticizes a governor after the leader let thousand of covid people into the state the governor runs. Or may requiring visitors from other countries to be tested to be covid free yet open the gates to illegals.

Herd Ringer said...

Trumper: "I felt like DIRT in Joe’s Rose Garden"

Non-Trumper: "You is what you is."

Craig said...

I guess if you are ashamed of your views you need to remain anonymous

So, your name is actually skudrunner and you are a squat, stuffed rodent who wears dress blues in real life somewhere in the U.S.

Title 42 (look it up) is still being enforced. Asylum seekers aren't 'illegal' and they are tested and treated if they are positive. I'm sure some have slipped through the cracks but they aren't causing the outbreaks. Unaccompanied minors weren't congregating in Branson to see Yakov Smirnov or partying in lake of the ozarks and they aren't storming the beaches of Fort Lauderdale. The disease spreading immigrants trope has always been the last refuge of a xenophobe.

To anyone in fear of being infected by an immigrant, get fucking vaccinated.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Well said. Thank you.

skudrunner said...

Craig, Do a little research on the word before you make silly statements. Also you might want to research what is happening at the border. I will have to assume you are from one of the states not close to the Southern border.

"To anyone in fear of being infected by an immigrant, get fucking vaccinated." How many cases are there of vaccinated people getting the variant. You state the science which changes daily and now we are into wear a mask if indoors. Wear a mask on a plane so where is the truth.

Craig said...

Do a little research on the word before you make silly statements.

Do you mean the word 'anonymous'? Having a user name and avatar doesn't make you any less anonymous than "Anonymous".

How many cases are there of vaccinated people getting the variant.

Less than 1% of vaxed have been infected. 0.004% have been hospitalized. 0.001% have died. All the snowflakes who refuse to get vaccinated are vectors for the virus to mutate.

I live about the same distance from the southern border as the distance from Florida to the border. Florida leads the league in infections.

The science doesn't change, new data calls for new recommendations. Whatever you think is going on at the border, it isn't causing the spike in Delta. If you bring evidence to the contrary, I'll listen. Right now your just a dim, anonymous avatar trolling. I bit, shame on me.

Rational Nation USA said...

Science changes only with new verified data or discovery skidmark. The vaccine will most likely protect you from death in the event of breakthtough infection. Even if it is a varient. However, that may change if the dumbasses who haven't been vaccinated contiue to aid the virus in rapid mutation if they continue to NOT get the vacine.

Perhaps it is you skidmark who needs to ACTUALLY do the rseaarch.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Bourgeois Elitist) said...

Do you mean the word 'anonymous'? Having a user name and avatar doesn't make you any less anonymous than "Anonymous".

I like the rest of Craig's comment, but don't agree with him on this. There could be multiple people posting as "Craig". Whereas there is only one skudrunner (same blogger ID and avatar). "Skudrunner" has a reputation, and isn't a reputation a big part of who a person is? Whereas "Craig" is just a name someone entered. "Craig" can have no reputation because there is no way of knowing if (from one comment to the next) the same person is posting.

skudrunner said...

Derv, If i see something from Derv I can follow the train of thought and argument. With anon, how many are posting using the same meme.