QAnon House Members Vote Against Marrow Donor Program

QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) voted against reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program
QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

In a vote reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program, only two members of the House voted against the measure: Republican Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.

The program provides life-saving services like marrow donations and blood transplants.

From Newsweek:

The TRANSPLANT Act passed the lower chamber in a resounding 415-2 vote on Thursday night. A further 12 lawmakers did not vote on the bill—including another freshman Republican, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.

Under the bill, the National Marrow Donor Program would be reauthorized for a further five years. The program keeps an inventory of cord blood and a database of bone marrow donors for matches with patients diagnosed with leukemia and other fatal blood diseases.

In a statement, Rep. Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer said: “Nothing in this bill prevents the funding of aborted fetal tissue by taxpayers. It opens the door for the NIH to use this bill to research the remains of babies who were murdered in the womb.”

Since arriving in Congress in January, both Greene and Boebert have made names for themselves as wacky QAnon believers.

Greene’s antics became so problematic for Republicans, she was removed from all of her committee assignments.

Folks on Twitter found it outrageous anyone could oppose a marrow donor program.

Eric Trump Blames Texas Freezing On Biden?

Eric Trump
Eric Trump blames Biden for Texas freezing
Eric Trump (screen capture)

Eric Trump, son of “the former guy,” told viewers of Fox News this morning that President Biden’s policies are what’s “causing Texas to freeze.”

Of course, that’s not true in the least.

President Biden hasn’t made any policy changes at this point that would affect energy policies in the Lone Star state, let alone Texas freezing.

Texas went through its horrific week of water and electricity outages because of frozen natural gas lines that weren’t properly winterized.

“Texas largely relies on natural gas – especially during times of high demand–to power the state,” reports the Texas Tribune. “Experts say natural gas infrastructure, from pumping it out of the ground to the plants in city centers, was unprepared for the plunging temperatures brought by the winter storm.”

That’s what was behind Texas freezing.

But all of that might be a little over Eric’s head.

Heck, he still believes there are “75, 80 million people who would follow my father to the end of the earth.” To the end of the earth…?

Many Of The ‘Stop The Steal’ Insurrectionists Didn’t Even Vote

CNN found many insurrectionists didn't even vote in the presidential election
Donovan Crowl (mugshot)

We all recall the chaos and mayhem caused by the hundreds of Trump supporters who invaded the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.

You know, the ones who felt so DEEPLY that the presidential election they held SO DEAR had been stolen from them?

CNN did a deep dive into the voting histories of some 80+ people who have already been arrested for taking part in the insurrection and found many of the insurrectionists didn’t even vote.

Just one story:

Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the extremist group the Oath Keepers. His mother told CNN that he previously told her “they were going to overtake the government if they…tried to take Trump’s presidency from him.”

Despite these apparent pro-Trump views, a county election official in Ohio told CNN that he registered in 2013 but “never voted nor responded to any of our confirmation notices to keep him registered,” so he was removed from the voter rolls at the end of 2020 and the state said he was not registered in Ohio.

Crowl was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of destruction of government property and conspiracy for allegedly coordinating with others to plan their attack.

There’s much more at the click.

CNN notes that some of the voting records of those who have been charged in the Capitol riots were not available to the public.

So there may be even more hypocritical ‘patriots’ out there who couldn’t bother to cast a ballot.

(image via Twitter/JohnPavlovitz)

WTF: Adult Performer Tweets ‘Covid 19 Isn’t Deadly Enough’

Adult performer Quin Quire
Adult performer Quin Quire
Adult performer Quin Quire (images via screen capture)

Porn performer Quin Quire (nope, never heard of him) raised eyebrows on Sunday when he tweeted his opinion that “Covid 19 isn’t deadly enough.”

Quire’s tweet read, “Covid 19 isn’t deadly enough in my opinion. It’s good to kill off the weak from a population to ensure the BEST survival for the group. If it kills me it’s my time but I’m tired of letting the weakest people tell us how to live our lives. F**k you.”

A few minutes later, he followed that up with, “Meditate on, and accept the idea of your own death. Your life will be better for it. Happy #DayoftheDead.”

For those who don’t know, Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday recognized on November 1 and encourages remembering friends and family who have died. How Quire conflated remembering those who have passed with giving a thumbs up to the coronavirus isn’t clear.

It’s notable that Quire limited replies to the original tweet to people he mentioned in the tweet. Of course, he didn’t mention anyone in particular in the message.

The Twitterverse wasn’t sure if Quire, who refers to himself as an “adult film star since ’12,” might have been hacked, was serious in his messaging, maybe having a bad reaction to medications, simply cold-hearted, or just looking for attention.

(h/t Boy Culture)

Twitter Fail Of The Day: Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren (photo: Flickr/Gage SkidmoreCC License – cropped)

Fox News talking head Tomi Lahren responded to a tweet by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that encouraged folks to wear a face mask (“Masks Matter. They Save Lives.”) by questioning Biden’s masculinity.

“Might as well carry a purse with that mask, Joe,” wrote Lahren.

“A purse?” Was she calling him a woman? Was she saying women are weak or something?

A lot of the Twitterverse thought the remark was pretty assinine including Spokane firefighters:

Chris Wallace Calls Out Betsy DeVos For Threatening To Defund Schools

Good for Fox News’ Chris Wallace for calling out so-called Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Wallace asked DeVos about a threat she and Donald Trump have issued saying they plan to cut off funding for schools that don’t agree to re-opening schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Both you and the president have threatened to cut off funding for schools systems that don’t open fully in the fall,” Wallace explained. “Are you and the president unilaterally going to cut off funding that’s been approved by Congress — and most of the money goes to disadvantaged students or students with disabilities?”

First of all, many school systems do intend on delivering classes online at the very least. So those teachers and administrators ARE trying to do what they can safely.

Second, the idea that the re-opening of schools is only about students is ludicrous. Schools need adults – teachers and staff – to operate. Children could be bringing the coronavirus to school and infecting those adults. OR passing it on to other students who could then infect their grandparents…#smh

Watch below.

Restaurant’s License Suspended After Opening For Mother’s Day During COVID-19 Shutdown

C&C Coffee and Kitchen on Mother’s Day 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic (screen capture)

From Colorado Community Media:

A Castle Rock restaurant reopened its doors to full dine-in service May 10, allowing dozens of customers inside despite public health orders put in place in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

C&C Coffee and Kitchen, a breakfast and Korean kitchen at 4284 Trail Boss Drive, had a line out the door about 10 a.m. Mother’s Day. Families of all sizes filed in past a “bouncer” with a visible sidearm. Every seat was taken as folks dined in. The floor was packed with people standing, waiting for coffee or take-out orders. One person could be seen wearing a mask inside the building.

“I expected it to be busy. I never expected this,” owner April Arellano said. “I’m so happy so many people came out to support the Constitution and stand up for what is right. We did our time. We did our two weeks. We did more than two weeks…and we were failing. We had to do something.”

The Tri-County Health Department says it received four complaints about the reopening.

The Denver Post reports the restaurant has now lost its license to operate.

State health officials on Monday suspended the license of a Castle Rock restaurant that opened to large Mother’s Day crowds, a warning to other Colorado eateries that might also consider defying the statewide public health order that limits restaurants to take-out and delivery services.

C&C Coffee and Kitchen presents an “immediate health hazard,” Gov. Jared Polis said at a news conference, and its business license will be suspended until it no longer creates a threat to public health — likely for at least 30 days.