Warm Southern Breeze

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Banana Republicans Go Off Half-Cocked

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The idiom to “go off half-cocked” came from incidents in which a flintlock or matchlock gun would fire prematurely, before the trigger was pulled.

As used in modern context, it means:

• to take a premature or ill-considered action; to act too soon, prematurely, or without reflection;

• to do or say something without preparing for, or thinking about it;

• to go into action too early, or without thinking.

That certainly seems to be the case with several Banana Republicans recently. Banana Republicans lead Banana Republics, right?

An article published last week by the notoriously unreliable British tabloid “The Daily Mail” – which is infamous for habitually and recklessly publishing sensationalistically inaccurate fear-mongering stories – stated a deliberate lie which falsely claimed that President Joe Biden’s climate proposals would deliberately limit Americans’ red meat consumption.

Shortly after that scurrilously false story was published, numerous Banana Republicans, and radical right-wing talking heads exploded as they collectively vomited their venom on Twitter and Faux Noize to their sucker audience.

Those who participated in the lie-spreading, and fear-mongering cabal were:
Representatives:
• Marjorie Taylor Greene – GA
• Madison Cawthorn – NC
• Lauren Boebert – CO

Governors:
• Greg Abbott – TX (You ~know~ you’re in trouble when registered voters would choose an actor as a governor over you; Matthew McConaughey 45% to 33%.)
• Brad Little – ID

Piece of Shit, Jr.

Faux Noize talking heads:
• Jesse Watters
• John Roberts
(Who later said that they’d “incorrectly implied” the President’s climate plan would in any way affect meat production.)

Larry Kudlow, former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Director of the National Economic Council to the 45th POTUS, is the current host of “Kudlow” on FOX Business Network.

And among the nonsensical, unthinking, diarrhea-of-the-mouth right-wing radical pundits was another Faux Noize moron – Larry Kudlow – who was admitted to rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse in 1995 after he resigned as Chief Economist at Bear Stearns in 1994.

He’s allegedly been clean and sober ever since, though he never talks about it.

Kudlow, who was Economic Advisor to the 45th President, said in pertinent part that:

“And speaking of stupid, there’s a study coming out of the University of Michigan that says that, to meet the Biden Green New Deal target, America has to – get this – America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats… okay? Got that? No burgers on July Fourth. No steaks on the barbie. I’m sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts? So, get ready! You can throw back a plant-based beer, with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it ‘July Fourth Green.’ Now, I’m making fun of this, because I intend to make fun of this. This kind of thinking is stupid. It comes from a bunch of ideological zealots who don’t care one whit about America’s well-being. Not one whit!”

It just so happens that grilled Brussels sprouts are THE BOMB (if you like them), and ALL BEER IS PLANT-BASED.

Moron.

Two of the study’s authors – Dr. Gregory A. Keoleian, PhD, and Dr. Martin C. Heller, PhDtold Yahoo News that,

To our knowledge, there is no connection between our study and Joe Biden’s climate plan. This appears to be an association made erroneously by the Daily Mail that has been picked up widely. Our study merely identifies opportunities for emissions reductions that are possible from changes in our diet. By no means does it suggest that these changes in diet would be required to meet climate goals.

In response to the lies, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said,

“There’s no desire, no effort, no press release, no policy paper — none of that — that would support the notion that the Biden administration is going to suggest that people eat less meat – or that USDA has some program designed to reduce meat consumption. It’s simply not the case.”

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York tweeted a picture of himself drinking a beer and watching teevee, and wrote:

“Excited to be watching the Oscars with an ice cold plant-based beer.

“Thanks Joe Biden.”

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