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Lindsey Graham Lays into Dr. Anthony Fauci, Says He Smells a ‘Rat’

As the lab-leak theory comes into focus, Fauci is in the crosshairs.

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There is a great deal of debate raging right now over the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t the result of a freak transference from bats to humans at a wet-market in Wuhan, China, but rather that the illness leaked from a lab just up the road.

There is a great deal of gravity to this debate, as well.  Should the lab-leak theory be proven true, China’s lack of transparency about COVID-19’s severity during the early stages of the outbreak would be seen as an attempt to cover up their own mistake, and it will have cost untold numbers of lives.  This would effectively put China on the hook for the entire once-in-a-century event, and there is little doubt that the world would be looking for recompense.

In the middle of this debate is Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of America’s top epidemiologists, whose statements on the subject of the lab leak theory haven’t been too well-received of late, with some accusing Fauci of not taking the possibility seriously enough in regard to the guidance he’s been dishing out.

Senator Lindsey Graham is none too pleased about it, especially given how much support the US had given the lab from which the virus may have escaped.

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From a recent appearance on FNC:

“Not only did people die, but anybody who suggested it may have come from the lab in China, and competence in the lab in China infected the entire world, they were written off as right-wing,” he said. “Tom Cotton, President Trump was vilified. I’ve got a letter going to Dr. Fauci from myself and Senator Paul, asking him about the op-ed piece of the two scientists who believe that the sequencing of the Coronavirus proves almost positively that it came from a manmade laboratory experiment, not from nature. So how could they know so certain in 2020 February that the lab leak theory was a bunch of right-wing propaganda when it seems to be more likely than not today?”

And then…

“I smell a rat,” Graham continued. “This letter written by the scientist, I think, was designed to stop an inquiry because their ass was in a sling. They actually had a relationship with the Wuhan lab. And if it had been a lab leak, Trump would have been right. And oh my God, what would have happened if Trump was right about the source of the virus. This doesn’t pass the smell test. I’m not a scientist, but I understand conflict of interest. And I am going to ask until the cows come home. How did you know for sure, in 2020, it came from nature? How did you exclude the lab leak theory? And why is it more prominent today than it was back then? What happened?”

This debate is likely to continue for some time, as Beijing appears to be unwilling to publicly consider the possibility.

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Lee Greenwood Booted from Arts Council by Biden Administration

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If there is one thing that the Biden administration is superb at, it’s putting its foot right in its mouth.

Maybe this was to be expected.  Biden is, after all, the most gaffe-prone President that our nation has ever seen.  But the sheer ignorance the team maintains for PR issues is still astounding, and this week was no exception.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday removed country music singer/songwriter Lee Greenwood from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Greenwood was first appointed by President George W Bush in 2008. Greenwood was reappointed to six-year terms by both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald J Trump.

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“You know, it’s a six-year appointment and I was appointed by George W. Bush 43,” Greenwood told Fox and Friends. “So I served under his term. Also, President Obama’s term. Of course, President Trump’s term.”

Greenwood was shocked by the move.

The singer’s most renowned hit was “God Bless The USA”, and was a feature of a great many of Donald Trump’s political rallies, making this move by the Biden administration appear terribly petty.

But, for a White House that appears to be completely unaware of their own image, why would we expect anything different?

If there is one thing that the Biden administration is superb at, it’s putting its foot right in its mouth. Maybe this was to be expected.  Biden is, after all, the most gaffe-prone President that our nation has ever seen.  But the sheer ignorance the team maintains for PR issues is still astounding, and this week was no exception. President Joe Biden on Wednesday removed country music singer/songwriter Lee Greenwood from the National Endowment for the Arts. Greenwood was first appointed by President George W Bush in 2008. Greenwood was reappointed to six-year terms by both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald J Trump. “You know, it’s a six-year appointment and I was appointed by George W. Bush 43,” Greenwood told Fox and Friends. “So I served under his term. Also, President Obama’s term. Of course, President Trump’s term.” Greenwood was shocked by the move. The singer’s most renowned hit was “God Bless The USA”, and was a feature of a great many of Donald Trump’s political rallies, making this move by the Biden administration appear terribly petty. But, for a White House that appears to be completely unaware of their own image, why would we expect anything different?

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Taliban Will Bring Back Amputations and Executions as Punishment

This is the Biden legacy in Afghanistan at work. 

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In a lame attempt to soften the blow of bungling the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the Biden White House began peddling a downright offensive storyline in which this new Taliban would operate in a much more benevolent way than they did during their first reign in the 1990’s.

This appeared to be some sort of consolation prize in the eyes of the administration.  Hey, we really screwed the pooch on this one…at least they said they’ll be nicer.

Of course, it only took a few weeks for this charade to go belly-up, and now the Taliban appears to be back to their old tricks.

One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban’s executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan’s new rulers.

There was no mistaking the intent.

“Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”

The Taliban had previously suggested that women refrain from leaving their homes, as their own soldiers weren’t well enough trained to keep from assaulting them.

 

In a lame attempt to soften the blow of bungling the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the Biden White House began peddling a downright offensive storyline in which this new Taliban would operate in a much more benevolent way than they did during their first reign in the 1990’s. This appeared to be some sort of consolation prize in the eyes of the administration.  Hey, we really screwed the pooch on this one…at least they said they’ll be nicer. Of course, it only took a few weeks for this charade to go belly-up, and now the Taliban appears to be back to their old tricks. One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban’s executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan’s new rulers. There was no mistaking the intent. “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.” The Taliban had previously suggested that women refrain from leaving their homes, as their own soldiers weren’t well enough trained to keep from assaulting them.  

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