Weasel Words…

 

… from my least favorite weasel, Tony “Gain of Function” Fauci (emphasis mine):

It’s absolutely essential that people keep their masks on. Even though outdoors is much more safe than indoors, with regard to the risk, when you have a virus that is so easily transmissible, I would think that it would be a risky situation.

Note the transition from “absolutely essential” to “I would think.” He’s happy to lay down the law with certitude, but defends his diktats with fluffy speculation.

That’s pretty much the story of our response to the Wuhan coronavirus.

There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

#iwantmyamericaback

 

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  1. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Henry Racette: #iwantmyamericaback

    Only one course of action to achieve this: Stop getting tested, refuse injections, and take off the masks.

    Once enough people do this we can have rational discussions again and start addressing the most important issues, starting with auditing the 2020 election, and ending the Jan 6th political persecution. 

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  2. She Reagan
    She
    @She

    Henry Racette: Note the transition from “absolutely essential” to “I would think.”

    Right.  And he doesn’t even have the stones to unequivocally declare, “I think,” but rather wraps it up in some wordy and unnecessary invocation of the conditional in order to insert a measure of plausible deniability, and to make his statement sound even more important and condescending (and less definitive) than it already does.

    I don’t know of any other appropriate response than, “Well, yeah.  You would think that.”

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

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  3. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: Note the transition from “absolutely essential” to “I would think.”

    Right. And he doesn’t even have the stones to unequivocally declare, “I think,” but rather wraps it up in some wordy and unnecessary invocation of the conditional in order to insert a measure of plausible deniability, and to make his statement sound even more important and condescending (and less definitive) than it already does.

    I don’t know of any other appropriate response than, “Well, yeah. You would think that.”

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little.  Our country is ran by little tyrants such as him and the trained seals that follow.  He goes and a similar bureaucrat will take his place and the seals will follow them. It is time to face the fact we are not the country, the people we thought we were.  We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

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  4. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Good call, Mr. Racette.

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  5. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: #iwantmyamericaback

    Only one course of action to achieve this: Stop getting tested, refuse injections, and take off the masks.

    Once enough people do this we can have rational discussions again and start addressing the most important issues, starting with auditing the 2020 election, and ending the Jan 6th political persecution.

    Only one course? And the one, true way is to be as doctrinaire as Anthony Fauci?  

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  6. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Only one course? And the one, true way is to be as doctrinaire as Anthony Fauci? 

    I suppose one could generalize and say, “Break free of the Covid cult,” but those are the steps toward freedom. 

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  7. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    Fauci is evil.    Did you see Biden’s quote ?

    But now, for the first time, Biden is publicly admitting defeat regarding COVID-19.

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  8. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    Fauci is evil. Did you see Biden’s quote ?

    But now, for the first time, Biden is publicly admitting defeat regarding COVID-19.

    That is the issue.  To view an ongoing public health issue as winning or losing is silly.  What needs to happen is to mitigate risk as much as possible and move on.  

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  9. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    Fauci is evil. Did you see Biden’s quote ?

    But now, for the first time, Biden is publicly admitting defeat regarding COVID-19.

    It’s already served its primary purpose. 

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  10. Henry Racette Contributor
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    @HenryRacette

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

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  11. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    We had a country then that was interesting in fighting.  We do not currently even have a party that is interested in fighting.  From what I can tell the GOP is not upset with the status quo, just the fact they are not currently in charge of it.  And when they do get a chance like when DJT was elected both parties were more interested in tearing him apart than any forwarding of conservative or non progressive ideas.  

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  12. Django Member
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    @Django

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    We had a country then that was interesting in fighting. We do not currently even have a party that is interested in fighting. From what I can tell the GOP is not upset with the status quo, just the fact they are not currently in charge of it. And when they do get a chance like when DJT was elected both parties were more interested in tearing him apart than any forwarding of conservative or non progressive ideas.

    Exactly! Rush said that more than once, so you are/were in good company. 

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  13. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    Sadly him leaving will do little.

    True, it will do little, but it will not do nothing. It may encourage the others who would take his place.  

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  14. Buckpasser Member
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    @Buckpasser

    Bozo the fauci should have been named Person (or non-binary something or whatever we have to say now) of the Year!

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  15. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    We had a country then that was interesting in fighting. We do not currently even have a party that is interested in fighting. From what I can tell the GOP is not upset with the status quo, just the fact they are not currently in charge of it. And when they do get a chance like when DJT was elected both parties were more interested in tearing him apart than any forwarding of conservative or non progressive ideas.

    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does. We should all be working to encourage our fellow Republicans and our fellow conservatives to support conservative Republicans and build a stronger, more conservative party.

    I know gloom and doom is your schtick, but I’d like people to understand that constructive criticism, rather than wailing and gnashing of teeth, is a better path forward.

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  16. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Only one course? And the one, true way is to be as doctrinaire as Anthony Fauci?

    I suppose one could generalize and say, “Break free of the Covid cult,” but those are the steps toward freedom.

    A 12 step program?

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  17. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    We had a country then that was interesting in fighting. We do not currently even have a party that is interested in fighting. From what I can tell the GOP is not upset with the status quo, just the fact they are not currently in charge of it. And when they do get a chance like when DJT was elected both parties were more interested in tearing him apart than any forwarding of conservative or non progressive ideas.

    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does. We should all be working to encourage our fellow Republicans and our fellow conservatives to support conservative Republicans and build a stronger, more conservative party.

    I know gloom and doom is your schtick, but I’d like people to understand that constructive criticism, rather than wailing and gnashing of teeth, is a better path forward.

    Don’t have much choice.  Can’t do it myself and if I started talking about what really needs to be done to refresh the liberty tree you guys get all upset.  So I will sit, grumble and watch until folk figure out what needs to be done and are willing to do it.  Then the games begin.  I just hope I will not be to old to help when people get around to it.

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  18. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?  We are lost….

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  19. Django Member
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    @Django

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? We are lost….

    Animal House? Bluto? I can’t remember for certain. 

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  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: There is no one whose eventual departure from the public sphere will please me more.

    Amen to that.

    Sadly him leaving will do little. … We are just a pale quickly diminishing shadow of our fore fathers

    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Courage, my faux-androgynous friend.

    We had a country then that was interesting in fighting. We do not currently even have a party that is interested in fighting. From what I can tell the GOP is not upset with the status quo, just the fact they are not currently in charge of it. And when they do get a chance like when DJT was elected both parties were more interested in tearing him apart than any forwarding of conservative or non progressive ideas.

    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does. We should all be working to encourage our fellow Republicans and our fellow conservatives to support conservative Republicans and build a stronger, more conservative party.

    I know gloom and doom is your schtick, but I’d like people to understand that constructive criticism, rather than wailing and gnashing of teeth, is a better path forward.

    Agree!

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  21. Vince Guerra Member
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    @VinceGuerra

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does.

    You don’t, Henry. That should be clear by now. They’ve been making fools of their donor base for 11 election cycles now. DJT is the only exception to that record.

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  22. Vince Guerra Member
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    @VinceGuerra

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    Only one course? And the one, true way is to be as doctrinaire as Anthony Fauci?

    I suppose one could generalize and say, “Break free of the Covid cult,” but those are the steps toward freedom.

    A 12 step program?

    Just 3. 

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  23. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    It is absolutely essential that fauxi be tried by a jury, where he will most certainly be found guilty of crimes against humanity, and subsequently hang from a noose until he is dead. 

    Oddly enough America is his safest bet. A trial in another jurisdiction might get him murdered during trial. 

    Now there is American Exceptionalism for you.

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  24. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    and subsequently hang from a noose until he is dead. 

    I think lethal injection would be more appropriate. 

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  25. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    if I started talking about what really needs to be done to refresh the liberty tree you guys get all upset

    No, please expand on that. We need ideas for slowing and even reversing the descent — even if only to debate them and see a broader range of possibilities. Relentless pessimism isn’t helpful.

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does.

    You don’t, Henry. That should be clear by now. They’ve been making fools of their donor base for 11 election cycles now. DJT is the only exception to that record.

    Vince, I always wonder what vision of “the GOP” people have in mind when they say stuff like that. My take on it is probably different:

    The GOP is less bad than the alternative. That makes it the best electable alternative. However much it lets me down, it’s still the best choice I have. It isn’t ideal, but there are no better options. If I had a better option — a choice both more conservative and electable — I’d take it. But I don’t think I do, and so I think I have to take the best available option.

    Since I want that option to win, I want to keep my criticism of it constructive. I don’t want to encourage despair and resignation; rather, I want to encourage people to support the only party that can stop the Democrats, even if it isn’t as good a party as I wish it were.

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  26. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I want to encourage people to support the only party that can stop the Democrats, even if it isn’t as good a party as I wish it were.

    But they haven’t stopped the Democrats, not in any meaningful way. They continue to pass despicable budgets, they continue to back down on every social issue, they appoint ten terrible judges for every decent one, they can’t win wars or prevent them, they’ve done nothing about Federal corruption, nothing to combat human trafficking, nothing to shrink the size of government, nothing to investigate the election… What on earth has the GOP ever done to command the respect, much less the loyalty of a conservative?

    Pardon the analogy but I think you’re displaying some battered spouse syndrome.

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  27. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    if I started talking about what really needs to be done to refresh the liberty tree you guys get all upset

    No, please expand on that. We need ideas for slowing and even reversing the descent — even if only to debate them and see a broader range of possibilities. Relentless pessimism isn’t helpful.

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I get tired of complaining about “the GOP,” as if we Republicans didn’t have a say in what our party is and does.

    You don’t, Henry. That should be clear by now. They’ve been making fools of their donor base for 11 election cycles now. DJT is the only exception to that record.

    Vince, I always wonder what vision of “the GOP” people have in mind when they say stuff like that. My take on it is probably different:

    The GOP is less bad than the alternative. That makes it the best electable alternative. However much it lets me down, it’s still the best choice I have. It isn’t ideal, but there are no better options. If I had a better option — a choice both more conservative and electable — I’d take it. But I don’t think I do, and so I think I have to take the best available option.

    Since I want that option to win, I want to keep my criticism of it constructive. I don’t want to encourage despair and resignation; rather, I want to encourage people to support the only party that can stop the Democrats, even if it isn’t as good a party as I wish it were.

    But they won’t stop the Democrats, they won’t stop the machinery of gov’t.  They haven’t.  They never will.

    You’ll get a few judges here or there, a piece of legislation gets tweaked, but they are complicit in the size and scope and growth of gov’t.  They aren’t the best option.  I know there are a few small counter examples to this on specific topics, but:

    Democrats and Republicans are the same.  They live in the same House.

     

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  28. Jules PA Member
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    @JulesPA

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    and subsequently hang from a noose until he is dead.

    I think lethal injection would be more appropriate.

    Appropriate, but, too modern. 

    Plus, nooses are a kind of vogue retro these days, dont you think?

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  29. Django Member
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    @Django

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    and subsequently hang from a noose until he is dead.

    I think lethal injection would be more appropriate.

    Appropriate, but, too modern.

    Plus, nooses are a kind of vogue retro these days, dont you think?

    Maybe we could use him and Walensky as guinea pigs for the next round of Covid injections. As the General was rumored to have said, “Hell, boys, I ain’t askin’ you to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” 

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  30. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Django (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):
    and subsequently hang from a noose until he is dead.

    I think lethal injection would be more appropriate.

    Appropriate, but, too modern.

    Plus, nooses are a kind of vogue retro these days, dont you think?

    Maybe we could use him and Walensky as guinea pigs for the next round of Covid injections. As the General was rumored to have said, “Hell, boys, I ain’t askin’ you to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.”

    Yeah, let’s give them their 4 doses all at once. ⚔️

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