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Botany's Journal
Botany's Journal
October 1, 2021

The media is out to get Joe Biden no doubt about it. The Joe Biden's Failure meme.

Joe didn't fail in Afghanistan nor is he failing in trying to get done what he campaigned on.

If Mitch and the republicans by use of the filibuster and with the help of 2 grifters in Sinema and Manchin
stop some or part of or all of Joe Biden's legislature agenda how can this be called HIS FAILURE?

The American people and our environment are the ones who are gonna hurt not Joe. The things in both
the build back better and the infrastructure bills are very much needed and very popular with the American
people and the onus of not getting these things is on the GOP and Sinema/Manchin. And in 2022 we can
hang that around their necks.

September 29, 2021

Take a moment and see who Speaker Pelosi put on the committee to investigate 1/6/21

Feel good thread! No wonder TFG is shittin' kittens and is threatening to sue the White House to keep
the records of what he was doing secret.


Pelosi has put together a kick ass committee to investigate the January 6 attack/coup.


Bennie Thompson, Mississippi, Chair
Zoe Lofgren, California
Adam Schiff, California
Pete Aguilar, California
Stephanie Murphy, Florida
Jamie Raskin, Maryland
Elaine Luria, Virginia

Liz Cheney, Wyoming, Vice Chair
Adam Kinzinger, Illinois

September 28, 2021

The Republicans have given up trying to hide their love of fascism / Budapest to host CPAC in 2022

Hungary's P.M. Viktor Orban is an out and out anti Semitic Neo Nazi as are his followers.
Budapest will host the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering of conservative activists and elected officials from the United States and beyond, in 2022, the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights said, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

CPAC, which is organized by the American Conservative Union (ACU), touts itself as the "largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world".

Center for Fundamental Rights director Miklós Szánthó said at a press conference that CPAC could take place in Budapest at the end of March 2022. The goal is to attract a number of outstanding U.S. politicians, journalists, and influencers to Hungary, he added.

A number of Republican U.S. presidents have spoken at earlier CPACs.

ACU head Dan Schneider noted that CPAC has been hosted in Asia, South America, and Australia, but never before in Europe.


September 28, 2021

This QAnon anti vaccine guy is sick with C-19. I wish the virus well.

BTW Ben Garrison has been been banned from Facebook and Twitter because of his support for
"the big lie" and the violent overthrow our democracy.
September 27, 2021

Anti-Vaccine Cartoonist Ben Garrison Says He's Got Covid-19, Won't Go to Hospital

Ben Garrison, a right-wing cartoonist known for his opposition to vaccines and his extremely flattering drawings of former President Donald Trump, told Gizmodo late Sunday that he contracted covid-19 and has been sick for about two weeks. But allegedly getting covid hasn’t changed Garrison’s mind about modern medical science.

Garrison, who lives in Montana, believes that he got covid-19 while dining out at a restaurant a couple of weeks ago. Montana has seen a disturbing rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, with about 900 new cases each day.

“Yes, it’s definitely Covid and we’ve had all the symptoms. My wife and went out with a couple to a restaurant and the next day all four of us were sick. One of us went to see a doctor and was told she had Covid, and that was the clincher,” Garrison told Gizmodo via email. (Garrison has been banned from Twitter for supporting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.)

“We’re taking Ivermectin and various vitamins including a lot of Zinc,” Garrison continued, explaining what he’s doing to treat the disease. The cartoonist also notes he’s taking beet root juice. None of this has been proven to treat or prevent covid-19, with monoclonal antibodies and vaccines being the only real ways to fight this pandemic, which is still raging in many parts of the world.

Garrison has promoted ivermectin in his various cartoons, including the illustration above, where a horse is seen kicking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. The cartoon horse appears to have a “cents” symbol on his hooves as he shouts, “get some horse sense!” and kicks Dr. Fauci, who’s holding a droopy needle with dollar signs.


Not only is this ass clown anti vaccines, anti masks, and anti Dr. Fauci but he pro QAnon too. I wish the virus well.

September 24, 2021

Can the FBI investigate who was behind those 15,000 Haitians from Brazil who all showed up @ ...

.... little border crossing @ Del Rio in Texas and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico?

Who paid for it?

Who arranged the transportation?

Who set up the facebook and other apps telling them (the Haitians) where to go?

Can they interview some of the Haitians?

Do we have any camera or video images of the transportation of the Haitians?

What was Jason Miller doing in Brazil prior to the Haitians leaving for America?

Can they interview Jason Miller and get his electronic devices?

Who coordinated it?

Was Fox News involved?

Were any republican law makers involved?

Was this an organized effort to hurt the POTUS?

Was this an act of criminal sedation?

Was Donny Trump himself involved?

This thing stinks on ice.


September 24, 2021

Didn't Mark Meadows' niece file the paperwork for a permit for the pre insurrection pep rally ...

... on the National Mall?

Does anybody remember that?

September 24, 2021

A little help please

Can somebody please post the pissed off women
who ran the #s and stats on the vaccine and finished
off with the GET THE FUCKING SHOT video.

September 22, 2021

Fox News responds to Pfizer announcement by propagandizing against vaccination of children for COVID


On the very day when Pfizer came out with good news about the vaccine that it looks to be safe and effective
in preventing the bad cases of the disease and deaths from the delta mutation of the covid virus in children Fox
News' Laura Ingraham had on disgraced heard immunity proponent and Trump pandemic advisor Dr. Scott Atlas
saying that kids really don't need the vaccine and beside not that many have died.

Fox News is a terrorist organization and they along w/Governors Noem, Tate, Abbot, DeSantis and other
GOP congresspersons are actively working to spread the virus. That fact can't be denied but my only
question is why?


Fox News is now actively evangelizing against vaccinating children for COVID-19, following an announcement from Pfizer that the company would be submitting data to regulatory agencies on its study that it said showed “a favorable safety profile and robust neutralizing antibody responses” in children ages 5 to 11.

Just to be clear, The Washington Post points out that the data must still be analyzed by unbiased experts, and the study was small enough that certain rare side effects might show up only in monitoring as the vaccine actually gets administered in greater numbers. Nevertheless, it is a hopeful sign for health care workers, as pediatric cases have increased from the delta variant — with 1.1 million cases over the past five weeks — leaving children’s hospitals and intensive care units overwhelmed in states that already had low vaccination rates.

Notably, the increase in children’s cases has affected children with no other preexisting conditions, and doctors have also worried about the potential effects of long COVID-19 in children. But that was not the message on Fox News — a network that is notorious for propagandizing against the vaccines and celebrating vaccine refusal, even as it has instituted strict vaccination and testing requirements for its own offices.


Fox host Laura Ingraham, who previously insisted that vaccinating children was “a non-starter for most parents” and “disgusting,” spoke with Hoover Institution fellow Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist who previously advised then-President Donald Trump to let the virus spread in order to achieve “herd immunity.”

The segment also featured a chyron throughout: “Profits over kids’ safety.”


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