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Madison Cawthorn's cocaine and orgy comments

CNN reporter Melanie Zanona subsequently reported that "members said that if [Cawthorn's remarks are] true, he needs to name names because otherwise it unfairly maligns the entire institution."

McCarthy, who hails from Bakersfield, reportedly promised to address the matter with Cawthorn.

It's not the first time McCarthy has allegedly had a testy meeting with his caucus. In November, McCarthy reportedly got into a "heated exchange" with Texas Rep. Chip Roy over 13 Republicans voting for a bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden. At that same meeting, McCarthy had to address Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeting an anime video that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Cawthorn's comments have received widespread media attention. Some Democrats have also seized on the remarks, with California Rep. Ted Lieu tweeting, "Based on this interview of GOP Rep Madison Cawthorn, I just have to say, wow, the @HouseGOP Caucus is much wilder than I thought."



The GOP attracts a LOT of sick f***s.

POLL: Come on DU'ers. VOTE - Permanent Daylight Savings or Permanent Standard Time??

In Calif, I personally do not need the evening to be light until almost 9pm in summer.

I'd also rather get the morning started soon after the sun comes up.

Nationwide I think the split is about 50/50.

What do we have here?

Thank you for your participation!

Covid-19 cases continue to rise in China's worst outbreak since Wuhan

Source: CNN

China reported thousands of new local Covid-19 cases Sunday amid the worst outbreak in the country since Wuhan in early 2020, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

Health officials said 2,125 cases were reported across 58 cities in 19 of 31 mainland provinces, marking the fourth consecutive day China reported more than 1,000 daily local cases. More than 10,000 cases have been reported since the latest outbreak began in early March, the NHC said.

Saturday, the commission reported 3,122 local cases -- the highest number of daily infections since the Wuhan outbreak and the first time new cases have exceeded 3,000 in a day, NHC data showed.

Throughout the pandemic, China has adhered to a strict zero-Covid policy that aims to stamp out all outbreaks and chains of transmission using a combination of border controls, mass testing, quarantine procedures and lockdowns.

Two major Chinese cities -- northeastern industrial hub Changchun and southern economic hub Shenzhen -- are under lockdown, with more than 26 million residents forbidden from leaving their homes.

Public transport has also been suspended, as well as indoor dining, while all public venues excluding grocery stores and pharmacies have been closed, the authorities said.

Chinese officials have been under pressure to bring outbreaks under control and have been reprimanded by higher administrations for "poor performance" as cases grow.

China has dismissed at least 26 government officials this month in cities where outbreaks have occurred, including a mayor and a director of municipal health commission in Jilin province, and a vice mayor and a deputy director of the provincial police department in Guangdong.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/14/china/china-covid-outbreak-monday-intl-hnk/index.html

Author did not offer which COVID variant is causing the new surge.

Russian Standard, along with lesser-known vodka Green Mark, are one of the few alcohol brands

Russian Standard, along with lesser-known vodka Green Mark, are one of the few alcohol brands imported from Russia and sold in the United States. It's parent company, Roust International, is owned by Roustam Tariko, a Russian oligarch who also owns Russian Standard Bank. The alcohol company didn't immediately respond to CNN Business' request for comment.
These boycotts are largely symbolic because Russian-made vodka accounts for a very small percentage of the roughly $7 billion in annual vodka sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), a national trade organization that represents spirits makers.

Less than 1% of vodka consumed in the United States is produced in Russia. In fact, more than half of all vodka consumed domestically is actually made here, according to data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, a global firm that tracks alcohol sales.



I still don't like the sound of buying Stoli or Smirnoff!

California beer:

The Ingredients that go into the making of a Conspiracy Theory

From an article I read months ago at Psychology Today, I think it was.

1. The Dunning–Kruger effect is the cognitive bias whereby people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. Some researchers also include in their definition the opposite effect for high performers: their tendency to underestimate their skills.

2. Apophenia is the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things. The term was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia. He defined it as "unmotivated seeing of connections [accompanied by] a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness". Other science sources explain that the brain came to specialize in meaning-making and pattern-finding. The brain has evolved in a dangerous environment where the ability to fill in the blanks conferred important survival advantages.

3. Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values.

Put these all together, in no specific order, and you've got one person or a group of people who once supplied with random non-facts can twist, bend, rationalize and spread any imagined idea, event or plan as a real thing.

Anyone else see that article? I did a quick search and found similar articles but the exact one that I read.

Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Over the decades I've tried tens of different mexican style hot sauce brands and we keep at least eight types on our fridge door at all times.

However, my general go-to sauce and Desert Island fav would have to be Tapatio.

How about you guys?

Others that rotate in & out of our fridge:

Cholula: Reg., Chipotle, Sweet Habanero (fav) varieties.

El Yucateco: Green and Red (yummy, but funky preservatives though)

Pain Is Good (no it's not, waaaaay too hot)

Melindas, Reg.

Pico Pica: Hot and Taco sauces

Dancin' Skeleton

Tabasco Reg.

Mezetta Taco (red)

La Victoria Green

No longer buy:

Frank's Red Hot
and a bunch of others

Trump will rat-out those Congressmen below him to save his own ass.

When the DOJ has the evidence as provided by the J6 Committee, state's D.A.s and in the DOJ's own investigations, they will go after Trump and watch The Donald will SING LIKE A BIRD handing the DOJ the keys to prosecuting Jim Jordan, MTG, Boebert, Perry and a whole host of treasonous Republicans.

TFG will plea for less prison time.

He's just too big of a coward.

No, we are not faced with a killer 'NeoCov' virus now; here's why

News of the emergence of a new type of coronavirus, with the potential to kill one of every three infected people, has been circulating on the internet for the last couple of days. It is being claimed that this new virus, called NeoCov, was discovered in South Africa amongst bats and it could possibly enter human cells. The news reports are apparently based on a Chinese research paper that is yet to be peer-reviewed.

However, there is little connection between the paper and the inferences that have been drawn in the news reports. “Totally blown out of proportion,” as one scientist put it.

A NeoCov virus does indeed exist, and it was indeed found in the bat population in South Africa some time ago. It is supposed to have very close resemblance to the coronavirus that caused the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012.

In their study, the Chinese researchers found that the bat receptors used by the NeoCoV were similar to the one that is used by SARS-CoV2 for infecting human beings. Rest everything is an extrapolation from here.

“NeoCov demystified: 1. NeoCov is an old virus closely related to MERS Cov which enter cells via DPP4 receptors 2. What’s new: NeoCov can use ACE2 receptors of bats but they can’t use human ACE2 receptor unless a new mutation occurs. Everything else is hype,” Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Maharashtra State Covid-19 Task Force and chair of International Diabetes Federation, said in a tweet.


My Niners are going to the NFC Championship!!

Heck yeah!!!
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