Dan Cathy and the folks atÂ Chick-Fil-A have been gloating for the past 24 hours over their amazing sales day — the “best day ever” according to news reports based on Dan Cathy’s own comments.
Above, witness an officialÂ Chick-Fil-A Marketing Department press release about yesterday’sÂ â€œChick-fil-A Appreciation Day.â€
Below, witness a tweet from none other than Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church, a man who,Â despite his claims,Â has ties to Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill.
Yes,Â Chick-Fil-A does not comment on sales. Unless they have an unpaid spokesperson who is a Southern Baptist Minister and former Governor and former GOP presidential candidate, aka Mike Huckabee, trolling for them.
Not that any of this matter.
It’s not about the chicken. It’s not aboutÂ Chick-Fil-A. It’s about fueling the culture wars and funding anti-gay groups to the tune of $5 million. It’s about supporting groups that literally lobby Congress to not condemn Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill.
It’s about hate. In the name of religion.
Hat tip: Jeremy Hooper at Good As YouÂ
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‘Tyrants’: Conservatives Freak Out as NYC Becomes First to Require Proof of Vaccination for Restaurants and Gyms
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday will formally announce New York City will soon require anyone entering a restaurant, bar, theater, gym, or other indoor events, like concerts, to provide proof of vaccination in a city that is lagging. It is an effort to motivate New Yorkers to get vaccinated and to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, now that the delta variant accounts for nearly all new cases.
“The policy is similar to mandates issued in France and Italy last month and is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States,” The New York Times reports.
In New York City, 72% of adults have had one dose of the vaccine (the national average is 70%), and just 66% have had two doses or are fully vaccinated. In The Bronx just 58% of adults are fully vaccinated, Brooklyn sits at 60%, and Staten Island is at 62%.
Rather than use this as an opportunity to help protect themselves and others from the deadly coronavirus which has killed 629,913 Americans and infected at least 35,900,045 people across the country, anti-science conservatives are lashing out once again.
Joe Borelli, a Trump-supporting Republican and the minority whip of the New York City Council immediately threw a racial twist on the news.
Mayor de Blasio is announcing that 69% of Blacks, 58% of Latinos, and the majority of Bronx residents are ineligible to eat in a restaurant or go to a gym. https://t.co/oyw8kgRDKS
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) August 3, 2021
J.D. Vance, once an anti-Trump conservative author – now a pro-Trump Republican venture capitalist and candidate for the U.S. Senate from Ohio declared, “I can’t think of any disease or pandemic in American history that prompted this level of control.”
Georgia State Law law professor Anthony Michael Kreis proved just how wrong Vance was:
In 1901, the New York City Bureau of Contagious Diseases along with 200 New York City police officers surrounded tenements in East Harlem in the middle of the night and forcibly vaccinated every tenant for smallpox to curb an outbreak. https://t.co/19XPJCLKzN
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) August 3, 2021
NYC-based comedian Dave Smith, who appears on Fox News programs, claims we’ve been living under a “Chinese-style” system and didn’t even know it.
The ruling elite in this country would have us living under a Chinese style social credit system right now if they thought they could get away with it. NYC just took a major step in that direction. We need major pushback on this before it goes into effect or it might be too late.
— Dave Smith (@ComicDaveSmith) August 3, 2021
Fox News personality Lisa Boothe thinks there are people who are not at risk from COVID. Also, children who cannot get vaccinated are exceptionally at risk, and even those who are vaccinated can contract the virus – and spread it to those who have not been vaccinated.
How the fu** does this protect people who aren’t at risk from COVID?! And if you are at risk and got the vaccine, then what are you worried about?! Insane tyrants.
NYC to mandate proof of vaccination for many indoor settings https://t.co/k5pJNreV70
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) August 3, 2021
Andrew Surabian, who was called “Steve Bannon’s political right hand in charge of strategy” in a Politico advertorial, declares America is living under government “segregation and discrimination” for requiring vaccines to enter certain businesses, despite every child in America, and anyone enlisting in the Armed Forces, being required to have up to 18 vaccinations.
Government enforced segregation and discrimination is here in America.
“New York City will mandate proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses — including restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms — and deny entry to those without the jab”https://t.co/9YBx7vC3jO
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) August 3, 2021
Deneen Borelli, another Fox News personality and author of “Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation” calls it “Jim Crow” and claims “Most black New Yorkers are not vaccinated.”
So is Mayor de Blasio ushering in a new Jim Crow law in NYC by banning blacks from restaurants via vaccine passports? Most black New Yorkers are not vaccinated.https://t.co/iXA8aDR5Nv
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) August 3, 2021
NY Gov. Cuomo ‘Sexually Harassed Multiple Women’ Says State Attorney General
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women,” and created a hostile work environment, breaking federal and state law, according to state Attorney General Letitia James.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announces investigation into sexual harassment claims found “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law.” pic.twitter.com/bjyWfk4MM3
— The Recount (@therecount) August 3, 2021
“The probe found Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees,” NBC News reports. “It also found the Governor and his team retaliated against a former employee for coming forward.”
Cuomo has repeated denied touching anyone inappropriately and said he would wait for the investigation to conclude before discussing any possible future decisions.
This is a breaking news and developing story.
Furious Florida Doctors Lash Out at DeSantis Over ‘Unbelievably Frightening’ Surge of COVID-19 Patients
According to a report from Vanity Fair’s Bess Levin, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is facing withering criticism from doctors in his state for not taking the resurgence of COVID-19 seriously as the Delta variant overwhelms hospitals at a frightening pace.
As the report notes, Florida reported 10,389 new hospitalizations for COVID on Monday that comes on the heels of a staggering 21,000 new infections on Friday making Florida home to almost one in five cases nationally.
On Monday, CNN’s John Avlon reported that Florida “has gotten nearly 25 times more people hospitalized for COVID than in all of Canada,” and, according to The Independent, doctors in the Sunshine State are fed up with the Republican governor who recently started fundraising by selling item mocking getting vaccinated.
According to Vanity Fair’s Levin, “Last month, DeSantis’s reelection campaign introduced koozies and T-shirts bearing the phrase ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’ as his state began to see some of the highest hospitalizations, new infections, and deaths per capita in the country, claiming that Florida’s economy would have been in the toilet if it had ‘followed Fauci.’ The items were listed along anti-mask merch printed with the DeSantis quote, ‘How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?’ While the governor’s office swears the state is in great shape, and that the recent spike is merely a ‘seasonal’ blip, the data seems to indicate otherwise.”
Florida’s doctors seem to concur.
In an interview, Bernard Ashby, a Miami cardiologist stated, “While hospitals in our state were filling up, DeSantis was shouting about ‘Freedom over Faucism.'”
Ashby, who also heads up the state’s Committee to Protect Health Care, added, “If DeSantis were as concerned about stopping COVID-19 spread as he was about coming up with these clever jabs about Dr. Fauci, we might not be in this position,” reported the Independent which added that doctors in the state are both “furious and ashamed.”
Dr. Aileen Marty, a Florida International University infectious disease expert also expressed dismay.
“There is no higher risk area in the United States than we’re seeing here,” she admitted before lamenting, “The numbers that we’re seeing are unbelievable, just unbelievably frightening.”
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