This week it’s an ALL MATT podcast with his co-hosts soopermexican chloroqueeneesha! MATT talks about why his voice made everyone freak out on Twitter, then el Sooper talks about the C-turtles, also a very funny zoom school flatulence tweet story! Also Matt sells some remdesovir for Bill Gates and the lizard shape-shifting alien conspiracy. Also there’s a woodland animal update and a fat Matt update! WOw! Listen NOW!!
This WEEK we have both the chloroqueen Matt and the cytoqueen Jessica and we talk about the only thing anyone is talking about, the possumvirus HOAX that is ravaging the land!! Also we use the word reflexively a lot! Hi Irish Banana, you’re the only one who reads these things. Also there are gesticular contortions, and we explain why my iPhone thinks we’re fat for each other. Then el sooper insults people a lot and curses a lot. Also Jess gets a new nickname and el Sooper explains the fake online currents of stupidity and assumption WOW! You’re probably gonna hate this one, sorry. Then we move some goalposts. All over the field. With the help of strawmen. It’s amaaazing! Enjoy.
THIS weekend we present to you a weekend possumvirus update!! With possumvirus expert and skeptic Matt Dawson! I had hoped to do a short podcast but instead we get into an ANGRY DEBATE, which is what you people want anyway. Then we make up and agree. Yay!! ALso there’s a really boring and uninteresting Matt’s geography lesson. Go listen now wow!!! Also, el sooper uses MEXPLICIT language, so watch out for those with tender ears!!
THIS WEEK we got the chloroqueen tarp mama and the vinyl vixen typhoid mary and we talk about why Matt is getting fat, and also the latest news from the worst coronavirus task force media briefing ever! We got your FOUCH updates and the ScarfFace updates! Warning, there is cursing. Also, does anyone actually read these descriptions or am I wasting my time?! We defend the Constitution, what? Also el Sooper brags about a tweet! WOW! Then some pharmacy updates, also poopy culture, and el Matt tells us the state of the pharmacy industry! Also there’s an alarm. And a cookie. WOW! You have to listen right now!!
Lorena Gonzalez, the statist union puppet who authored the freelance-killing AB5 bill in California, is not having a great time. First, her preferred candidate Liz Warren got humiliated in the presidential race, then her backup bae, Bernie Sanders, lost his campaign, and then sold out to the establishment!
That’s why she’s lashing out like an idiot on Twitter:
The system is rigged against the working poor and middle class workers. That’s the truth. I’m so tired of corporate America. I’m tired of billionaires. I’m tired of income inequality. We are going to have to fight like hell coming out of this to change things. We have no choice.
Oh the poor commie Marxist, you can really feel her existential angst as she languishes away in her middle class existence.
Then she has to deal with one of her constituents that she has destroyed through her idiotic union-serving bill:
You are the system. You are the reason people are out of work and school and options. That’s the truth. I’m so tired of your laws. I’m tired of bought politicians. We will fight like hell to change things. You have given us no other choice.
Very nice. What condescending arrogant degenerate. This is one of your constituents, you scumbag.
Well she came back pretty nicely:
Yes, I am a CFO and a small business owner. I employ 26 W2 employees, fully cover their healthcare benefits, and sign their paychecks. Your draconian laws have kicked my kids out of school, made it impossible for ICs to survive, and legalized ballot harvesting. NOT OK.
This is exactly the kind of conceited idiocy that constituents have come to expect from Democratic politicians – they demand the voters serve as their peons, and disdain the very thought of actually fulfilling their role as public servants.
Here’s some more on AB5, the freelance-killing law:
A lot of people are really questioning whether it was wise for President Trump to keep Dr. Fauci in charge of our national coronavirus response, and he seemed to weigh in on the controversy in a tweet today:
So, in the interview, Watters immediately demands that Fauci answer for what appears to be a poor response by him very early on to news from China that there was a virus loose. Fauci responds that he was working based on the information that was available at the time, and that much of it was disinformation from China and from the World Health Organization.
You can tell that he’s uncomfortable getting into the politics of the matter, but he makes it clear that much of the culpability lies with China, and the WHO.
Watters also makes him address whether we should have locked down completely given the new revisions to the models. Fauci says he’s humble enough to allow for the possibility that there might have been a better response, BUT, he completely defends the steps we took to stop the spread of the virus.
A very interesting interview, especially since Trump tweeted it today.
Fauci also defended the coronavirus response in this very good interview with Martha MacCallum:
In it, he admits that he’s not a fan of models the way his colleagues are, and he confirms much of the criticism that many are making against the models.
I think it’s fair to note also, that Fauci is enjoying a very high favorability rating in polling, even above that of Trump:
Quinnipiac poll: Fauci gets 78% approval rating for his handling or COVID-19 crisis, followed by “your state’s governor” at 74%.
Of course, I think Trump’s numbers are lower just because Democrats aren’t willing to give him an inch on anything. Still, that Fauci sees such high marks shows Americans accept his judgment, even if it is severely difficult to shoulder.
There’s also a really great profile of Fauci in the New Yorker. It’s long but very comprehensive:
At seventy-nine, Fauci has run the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for thirty-six years, through six Administrations and a long procession of viral epidemics: H.I.V., sars, avian influenza, swine flu, Zika, and Ebola among them.
As a reporter who writes mainly on science and public-health issues, I’ve known Fauci since the H.I.V./aids epidemic exploded, in the mid-eighties. He once explained to me that he has developed a method for dealing with political leaders in times of crisis: “I go to my favorite book of philosophy, ‘The Godfather,’ and say, ‘It’s nothing personal, it’s strictly business.’ ” He continued, “You just have a job to do. Even when somebody’s acting ridiculous, you can’t chide them for it. You’ve got to deal with them. Because if you don’t deal with them, then you’re out of the picture.”
Since his days of advising Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Fauci has maintained a simple credo: “You stay completely apolitical and non-ideological, and you stick to what it is that you do. I’m a scientist and I’m a physician. And that’s it.” He learned the value of candor early. “Some wise person who used to be in the White House, in the Nixon Administration, told me a very interesting dictum to live by,” he told me in 2016, during a public conversation we had at the fifty-year reunion of his medical-school class. “He said, ‘When you go into the White House, you should be prepared that that is the last time you will ever go in. Because if you go in saying, I’m going to tell somebody something they want to hear, then you’ve shot yourself in the foot.’ Now everybody knows I’m going to tell them exactly what’s the truth.”
Americans have come to rely on Fauci’s authoritative presence. Perhaps not since the Vietnam era, when Walter Cronkite, the avuncular anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” was routinely described as the most trusted man in America, has the country depended so completely on one person to deliver a daily dose of plain talk. In one national poll, released last Thursday, seventy-eight per cent of participants approved of Fauci’s performance. Only seven per cent disapproved.
I know that in times of crisis it’s a real temptation to seek simple and easy solutions to difficult problems, but often that which sounds too good to be true often is exactly that. Sometimes, we really just need to accept that there are no easy solutions, there are only tradeoffs.
So. It is a tough time for all of us. Unless you’re a hundred years old, you have never seen a pandemic hit the entire world the way it has hit us in recent weeks. And yet. As believers, this gives us all the more reason to be grateful.
We are reminded in times of great tribulation what really matters.
And what really matters is not our things, it’s not our bank accounts, it’s not our money, it’s not how many followers we have on twitter or whether we have the ear of powerful people listening to us. None of that matters in the end.
What matters truly is our relationship to each other, and our relationship to Jesus Christ.
And so, on this most solemn and joyful day, on Easter, that Christians have celebrated for more than two thousand years, we are reminded that it doesn’t matter how dark life seems. We are promised eternal life and happiness and joy, if we make the decision to accept forgiveness from an all merciful God.
That is Easter. And that is today.
So I say to you, my Christian brothers and sisters, He is risen, He is risen indeed. Let us all take joy in that.
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HE IS RISEN!!
For thousands of years, Christians have celebrated the reality-shattering moment that we recognize today, the divine gift that God made to repair the union between Himself and mankind, because our feeble efforts were incapable of even approaching His perfect being.
Today, we celebrate that Christ died for our sins, took them up on Himself, and arose three days later in defeat of death, to the greater glory of God, to draw our unworthy souls to a merciful, loving Creator.
It is Easter.
Mathew 28 describes the miraculous blessed gift God gave to each one of us:
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus *said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Now while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’ And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.
But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
We hope that each one of you takes a moment to reflect on the greatest gift given to mankind, to each of us, this day. If you have not accepted this gift, we hope and pray you come to that decision and receive freedom from sin, and everlasting love. All freely given.
For those of us who acknowledge the greatness of God’s mercy, let us celebrate!!
For HE IS RISEN!!!
Update: This year I want to add another incredible song that lifts my soul up to God.
God bless you all!! Have a happy Easter, from us all at the Right Scooooop!!
THIS WEEK! We have BOTH the Matt, who has a new nickname, and also OsteroPeroJess, for another wonderful week of coronavirus quarantine podcasting! WOW! First we start reading our reviews on iTunes, and wow, they are *not* good. Then Matt talks about the origin of the tarp mama. Also el Sooper goes on and on about coronavirus conspiracy theories, and then Matt goes on and on about medical stuff with big words. Wow! Also a scarf-lady and Fauci update. Wow! Also there are audio problems. It’s so great! You have to listen now.
Taiwan is the country to watch during the coronavirus epidemic. They claimed that they told WHO very early about coronavirus spreading person-to-person, and WHO ignored them. Now WHO is admitting they screwed up very badly:
Important reporting from @TheEconomist. @WHO has admitted it did not even REPLY to Taiwan officials raising concerns in late DECEMBER over possible human to human transmission in the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. For fear of hurting WHO relationship with China. Answers needed. pic.twitter.com/YZmVvfZpxM
And if you want proof that Taiwan knew what they were doing, they have been able to effectively contain the virus because they know NOT to trust China or the WHO:
“Taiwan rapidly produced and implemented a list of at least 124 action items in the past five weeks to protect public health,” report co-author Jason Wang, a Taiwanese doctor and associate professor of pediatrics at Stanford Medicine, said in a statement. “The policies and actions go beyond border control because they recognized that that wasn’t enough.”
Among those early decisive measures was the decision to ban travel from many parts of China, stop cruise ships docking at the island’s ports, and introduce strict punishments for anyone found breaching home quarantine orders.
In addition, Taiwanese officials also moved to ramp up domestic face-mask production to ensure the local supply, rolled out islandwide testing for coronavirus — including retesting people who had previously unexplained pneumonia — and announced new punishments for spreading disinformation about the virus.
Maybe we should fire the WHO and make Taiwan our WHO. Taiwhat, we could call it.
Here’s a pretty great summary of why China and the WHO suck, and Taiwan is awesome:
When this is over, we need to draw closer to Taiwan and dump China….
In THIS edition of the SooperPodcast, we record a short half hour prequel to the regular podcast without OsteoperoJess! It’s just el Sooper and the RheuMATTitis! WOw! We talk pharmacy times and how to avoid the RONI. ENjoy!!
THIS WEEK we have both FaucaBirx stalker OsteoperoJess and Voltron-hating RheuMattitis and we talk a little bit about coronavirus and a LOT about bathrooms and bathroom etiquette. This one gets weird, y’all. Just remember, I told you never to ask me about my business…