Democracy Has Prevailed.

July 24, 2021

More On Wendy Bell's Speech At That Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-Vaxx rally

QAnon-ster Robert David Steele was good enough to post the more-or-less full of empty platitudes speech at that Wendy Bell gave at this week's Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-Vaxx rally in Beaver.

Good. It gives us all an opportunity to see what Wendy's been spewing in public these days.

First, a personal story. At 3:40, Wendy says:

Personal story. My second oldest son Jack went yesterday and got the jab. You know? He's nineteen. He's a grown  man. He has to make decisions. He has to be free to choose what is right for him.

And it's required from a super liberal school.

Now I'm confused. Did Jack choose to get the vaccine or did he have to get the vaccine because it's required by the "super liberal school" he's attending?

And, BTW, which "super liberal school" is the second son of Wendy Bell attending?

According to Wendy herself (and I would not mention this had Wendy not mentioned it), writing in a surprisingly sad column from last August, he's attending Boston College - a private Jesuit University where the tuition is upwards of $56,000/yr.

Whatever can be said about the Jesuits' placement along a liberal-to-conservative political continuum (and not being Catholic, I'll remain agnostic on the subject) they can hardly be tagged as "super liberal" can they?

And if forcing her son to be vaccinated with something so dangerous bothered her that much, why shell out the 56 large to BC this year?

At 5:00, Wendy says:

How many of you watch my show or listen to it? Right on! Right on! We spend so much time researching things, finding things, giving you the sources so that you can double check me. And I say everyday, "Hey if you find that I am wrong, let me know. I'll be the first to admit it. I'll make it right."

Ok, Wendy. Challenge accepted.

Here we go. I'm letting you know that every time you cite the VAERS data to prove how dangerous the vaccine is, you're wrong.

How do I know this?

As I've written many many times before, the CDC itself has a disclaimer that reads (in part):

VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to VAERS. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind.

So whenever you use those numbers to "prove" that something nefarious is afoot, you're wrong, see?

And when have I corrected you on your use of the VAERS data? Here's a few postings from just the past two months:

There you go, Wendy. 6 times you were absolutely positively wrong about something. 

When will you (as you promised) admit it?

July 23, 2021

More On Robert David Steele's QAnon/Anti-vaxx Rally In Beaver

Kudos to the Beaver County Times for its stellar stellar coverage of the Arise USA/QAnon/Anti-vaxxing rally this week!

I mean look at the timeline of their coverage:

Their announcement of the rally, dated July 12, 2021 was framed this way:

Two national recording artists from Beaver County will perform, and speakers will address unity and change, at the Arise USA! event on July 21 at the gazebo in Beaver.
Despite the fact that The Blue Mountain Eagle out in Oregon reported this about two weeks before,
The group’s grievances ranged from COVID-19 restrictions to alleged election fraud to satanic pedophilia and critical race theory.

Their announcement triggered this letter to the editor, dated July 20, 2021, that let them know:

Responding to the July 12 story on the Arise USA! event on Wednesday, The Times helped promote, in an article by this paper’s entertainment reporter, a national tour of crackpot conspiracy theorists coming to Beaver to spread dangerous disinformation.

And so how did the Beaver County Times actually cover the event after the fact?

With this. Four pictures (each with a caption) under the headline:

Rally for faith, family, freedom

And each image had roughly the same caption. I'll give you an example. Here's Angel of Death and retired newscaster here showing off how well she shaves her armpits, Wendy Bell:


Each caption contains this text:
The tour is traveling the country with both national and local speakers to promote faith, family and freedom.

As you can see, while Wendy did get a "controversial" attached to her name, there's no mention on the page of Robert Steele's quest for the satanic pedophiles in our corrupt government, no mention of Lisa Kellerman's advice for avoiding the coronavirus being shed by the vaccinated: rubbing pine oil extract on one's ankles.

What awesome coverage, Beaver County Times. What. Awesome. Coverage.

July 22, 2021

Lisa Kellerman is Not A Medical Doctor. (More From That Freedom/QAnon Rally In Beaver)

Lisa Kellerman is not an MD. It says so on her website:

Lisa is a Traditional Naturopath, not a Medical Doctor. She does not prescribe medicines but recommends diet and supplemental and lifestyle changes that may enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

So why was she giving medical advice yesterday at Robert David Steele's Freedom/QAnon rally?

Her name is announced at 4:05 - that how I know it's Kellerman.

Her medical advice discussing the coronavirus vaccine:

0:35 - "People are dying from this shot. They're having aneurysm, strokes, [unintelligble] HIV, autoimmune issues, blood clots, miscarriages. That's just a few. These are life threatening serious illnesses from this shot."

Lisa Kellerman is not a medical doctor (neither am I, for that matter, but then again I'm not spreading life-threatening misinformation as medical advice). 

Her entire "medical" credibility (and remember: Lisa Kellerman is not an MD) was gone after she said that someone could get HIV from a coronavirus vaccine. As far as miscarriages go, a real MD says:

No, the COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infertility in women, nor do they cause complications during birth or increase the chances of a miscarriage.

The non-MD goes on:

1:55 - "Does anyone know - does anybody want to know how to protect yourself if you're not going to get the shot? Right? Everybody should want to know that. What should you do to protect yourself from the people that are vaccinated? And just so you know, these variants that are coming out, they're not coming from the unvaccinated. They're coming from the vaccinated people. But we got a whole spin on that going on.

Pine! You've heard of Pineneedle Tea, Grapeseed Pinebark, Pine essential oils is what I use.

The first thing you need to do, most important, is get some Pineneedle tea or get some pine essential oil, dilute it and rub it on your ankles and your feet. Ok? There's an ingredient in there that protects against something that may be transmitted from the shot.[Emphasis added]

I don't think we need to go any further with the non-MD "Dr" Kellerman's "medical" advice do we?

Isn't it illegal to dispense medical advice without a license? And since Lisa Kellerman is not a medical doctor, how could she have a medical license?

How many people in that crowd are going to get sick because they followed they thought rubbing pine essential oils on their ankles would protect them from the virus?

July 21, 2021

Arise USA! QAnon Rally TODAY! (More On Robert David Steele)

And it's triggered a response among some readers of the Beaver County Times.

Remember this?

That's my blog post from 4 days ago wherein I describe, with a more than adequate amount of details, how the Arise USA! rally being held in Beaver PA is less like the "unity" rally described in the Beaver County Times and more like a QAnon/wingnut rally.

And how the Angel of Death, Wendy Bell, should feel right at home.

Well, the reporting on the rally has triggered a similar response in at least one reader of the Times:

Responding to the July 12 story on the Arise USA! event on Wednesday, The Times helped promote, in an article by this paper’s entertainment reporter, a national tour of crackpot conspiracy theorists coming to Beaver to spread dangerous disinformation. Yes, it’s a carnival of lies, but is it entertainment?

Only if you think the lies that incited a deadly lynch mob at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th are entertainment. Only if you think that COVID denialism and anti-vaxx hysteria, which is literally killing people, is entertainment.

And:

Another guy repeated the debunked Trump election lies that got right-wing media outlets sued for billions and triggered panicked retractions to avoid courts of law where facts actually matter. But wait there’s more! He also promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy that helped Qanon get its start, and said 9/11 was an “inside job” and that Israel helped.  
That would be Robert David Steele. We've discussed Steele's goofy conspiracy theories (OMG, NASA has enslaved children on Mars!!) but there's so much there, we just have to dive in for another swim.

For example, this. From his website's "Op-Eds" page we find this link to an editorial at the Tehran Times (Yes, The TEHRAN TIMES, where it says he's a regular contributor). Here are his first three paragraphs:

President Donald Trump is a genius. The “new” Palestine Peace Plan is a promising first step toward the restoration of Palestine in President Trump’s second term, when he can fulfil his most important promise to all Americans, one subtly made by Q Anon: “Zionists last.”

Our President knows full well that the Zionists were responsible for 9/11, with planning beginning in 1988 when the Twin Towers were declared a hazard that must be manually dismantled by 2007. The owners – the States of New York and New Jersey, desiring to avoid a $2 billion dollar bill, began conspiring with Larry Silverstein, who briefed Benjamin Netanyahu who briefed Dick Cheney who ordered planning to begin for the 2001 false flag event that I document in the 28 memoranda by 26 expert witnesses delivered to President Trump on 8 August 2016: 9/11 Truth.

Our President is also fully familiar with the Mossad pedophilia entrapment and blackmail rings used to control US politicians, judges, prosecutors, media voices, and celebrities. I have documented the Nine Veils of Evil represented by the Ghislaine Maxwell – Jeffrey Epstein pedophilia network, which is but one of over fifty such networks managed by the Mossad in collaboration with rogue elements of the CIA and the FBI – the same rogue elements that traffic in small children, drugs, guns, cash, and gold, to create the massive off-budget funds used to nurture the Deep State’s transnational criminal operations.

Wow.

This is the guy running the show over at Arise USA!

July 20, 2021

Wendy Bell Misinforms With Numbers. Again.

How many times do we need to do this?

Let's start with the U.S. surgeon general Dr. Videk Murthy. He has a BA from Harvard and an MD from Yale, by the way. Oh and he's also a vice-admiral in the U.S. Navy.

The other day on CNN in a response to Dana Bash, he said:

People all across our country, and I hear from folks all the time, who are struggling to make decisions about their health. After this very difficult year we’ve been through, people deserve to have access to accurate information.”

Murthy continued: “They deserve to hear that from their leaders, from the media. They deserve to see that on platforms online. They need that information to be able to make decisions to protect themselves and their families. That’s the least we can do for them. And my worry is that all of this is misinformation that’s floating around, it’s having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost and that is just tragic.”

Misinformation is having a real cost. Lives lost and that's just tragic.

With that as the frame, let's look at some more of Wendy Bell's tragic dangerous misinformation. 

 It can be found here at her Facebook page. This part, specifically:


Whenever she's challenged on her "facts" Wendy usually defends herself by stoutly asserting that she's delivering the truth, that she's done her research and is delivering solid information.

She's wrong. Every time.

And this time is no different. And here's why: If you were to google "Public Health England" and "92,029" you'd find a recent story about how the numbers out of the UK are "proving" how someone twice vaccinated is 7 times more likely (Wendy says 8) to die than a non-vaccinated person.

She posted this BS on her BS board yesterday - July 19.

It was debunked three days earlier on July 16 by the AP:

The U.K.’s public health agency’s June 25 report on coronavirus variants did not provide evidence that people who are vaccinated are more likely to die. Rather, the report shows that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing people from being hospitalized from the delta variant and no one under the age of 50 who was fully vaccinated died from that variant.

And:

From Feb. 1 to June 21, the public health agency documented 92,029 cases of patients infected with the delta variant. Of those patients, 53,822, or about 58%, were unvaccinated and 7,235, or less than 8%, had received both doses of a vaccine.

And:

The Twitter post uses those numbers to falsely claim the data shows people who were vaccinated had a 0.69% chance of dying and people who were unvaccinated had just a 0.08% chance of dying, and the difference between those is 745%. But experts say that form of analysis is invalid because the data does not take into account age of patients and other underlying illnesses.

Do the numbers look familiar?

Again this was posted three days before Wendy misinformed her adoring public.

Reuters fact-checked this on July 14:

Public Health England fatality statistics do not suggest that fully vaccinated individuals are 745% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who are unvaccinated. The figures were taken out of context from a PHE briefing.

Wendy got this one wrong, too. She promotes herself as someone who does solid research. The fact that this story had been debunked for days is evidence for how that's such complete bullshit.

People (including Wendy's fawning fan base) deserve to have access to accurate information. What Wendy posted on her BS board was not accurate. This misinformation is having a real cost: losing lives.

And that's just tragic.

How many people aren't/haven't gotten vaccinated because they believe Wendy Bell's misinformation? How many of them will get very very sick? How many of them will die?

Wendy Bell, the Angel of Death


July 19, 2021

Meanwhile, Outside

As per tradition, from the scientists over at NOAA:

The June 2021 global surface temperature was the fifth highest for June in the 142-year record at 0.88°C (1.58°F) above the 20th century average. Only Junes of 2015 (fourth warmest), 2016 (second warmest), 2019 (warmest), and 2020 (third warmest) were warmer and had a global temperature departure above +0.90°C (+1.62°F). Nine of the 10 warmest Junes have occurred since 2010. June 1998 is the only June from the previous century among the 10 warmest Junes on record, and currently ranks as the tenth warmest June on record. June 2021 also marked the 45th consecutive June and the 438-consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average.

Yes, I know the GOP is hoping we all forget that Trump-mob that stormed the Capitol in early January as part of a plan to overturn the 2020 election. And all know about the GOP assaults on women's rights, voting rights and the coronavirus vaccines.

HOWEVER meanwhile, it's still warming up out there. That's what the science says.

July 17, 2021

July 21! Beaver Pennsylvania! Arise USA! QAnon Tour! Be There!

A few days ago I blogged on an upcoming rally in Beaver, PA:

The Arise USA! Rally in Beaver County is a QAnon event, plain and simple. Wendy Bell should feel right at home. 

And in doing so I fear I've embarrassed Scott Tady (the reporter for the Beaver County Times who covered it) when I pointed out that he completely missed the QAnon angle. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. My bad. I feel horrible about this. Just horrible.

Don't get me wrong, I am sure Scott's a fine fellow - one who's usually good at what he does and so on. Who knows? He might be great tomorrow but he was hopeless on pointing out the QAnon stuff.

Back to the rally.

There's a lot to unpack, as they say. We already know that the organizer is a guy named Robert David Steele and we already know he's a QAnon Pizzagate follower/9-11 truther. Is there anything else to know about Mr Steele?

Hoo boy, is there!

On Thursday (June 29), a guest on Alex Jones' radio show named Robert David Steele claimed that Mars is inhabited — by people sent to the Red Planet against their will.

"We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride, so that once they get to Mars, they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony," Steele told Jones, the founder of the controversial InfoWars website. 

And, according to the Washington Post, the enslaved Earth children on Mars are actually part of the Pizzagate story:

On Thursday’s Infowars broadcast, Steele appeared to connect the kidnapped children being held captive on Mars to pedophile rings who allegedly use children for their youthful body parts and energy.

“Pedophilia does not stop with sodomizing children,” Steele said. “It goes straight into terrorizing them to adrenalize their blood and then murdering them. It also includes murdering them so that they can have their bone marrow harvested as well as body parts.”

“This is the original growth hormone,” Jones said.

“Yes, it's an anti-aging thing,” Steele replied.

This is the guy organizing the Arise USA! tour.

From Vice we learn:

Steele and the other speakers on the tour, who include a variety of fringe mini-celebrities from MAGA world as well as local pro-Trump figures, are using the tour to reinforce the idea that the government is not to be trusted and that regular citizens (the 99%, as Steele calls them) need to stand up and take action in order to regain control.

Central to this is the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), a group led by longtime militia figure Richard Mack, who wants to reintroduce Posse Comitatus, a violent far-right movement that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s and whose ideas underpinned the militia and common law courts movements of the 1990s.

And the Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officers Association. What is that?

From The New Yorker:

C.S.P.O.A. members believe that the sheriff has the final say on a law’s constitutionality in his county. Every law-enforcement officer has some leeway in choosing which laws to enforce, which is why it’s rare to get a ticket for jaywalking, for example. But, under this philosophy, the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which dictates that federal law takes precedence over state law, is irrelevant. So is the Supreme Court. “They get up every morning and put their clothes on the same way you and I do,” Finch told me. “Why do those nine people get to decide what the rest of the country’s going to be like?” To the most dogmatic, there’s only one way to interpret the country’s founding documents: pro-gun, anti-immigrant, anti-regulation, anti-Washington.

Yea, this is a very different from how the first reporting on it (where "speakers will address unity and change"), don't ya think?

What about some of the other speakers?

 
Kim Waigand - Owner of the Crack'd Egg and avid Covid-19 denier. And you remember the last time the Crack'd Egg graced the virtual pages of this blog, right?

The good folks at the Crack'd Egg were on the other side of the state cheering the coronavirus. They cheered the virus that's killed tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Watch the video: They. Cheered. 

Dr Lisa Kellerman - A "Lisa is a Traditional Naturopath, not a Medical Doctor." That's from her own website (you can check the link). This should tell you everything you need to know if she starts to discuss any medical topic. Given the context, I am guessing she's going to talk about the coronavirus or the vaccine. Or both.

And so on.
 
Do we really need to go on?

This will not be a simple "unity" rally. This will be an anti-government, anti-vaccine, QAnon tainted event. Everyone attached to it will be linked to the rampant ignorance on display.

Enslaved Earth children on Mars? Really Robert?

And as I said before, Wendy Bell should fit right in.

July 15, 2021

A Quick Note About Wendy Bell's YouTube Ban

Aw, so sad.

The Angel of Death has been permanently bounced from YouTube.

I'm guessing it's the repeated COVID-19 misinformation. Whether it's Wendy's repeated dishonesty about the CDC numbers or Wendy's repeated dishonesty regarding the vaccines, who can tell?

Anyway Wendy's all snowflaked about it:

OUTRAGEOUS.

Unlike purveyors of fake news, lies and purposeful deceit, everything I present to you on my Wendy Bell Radio program is fact checked and sourced.

I share websites and researchers’ names, data sets and scientific review links, so that YOU can get back in the business of discovering your own truths. So that YOU can make informed, highly personal decisions that - last time I checked - are explicitly protected and defended by our Constitution.

Not good enough, says You Tube.

My honesty and attribution of facts has triggered them to permanently ban my account, remove my page, and throw away the key.

I am the latest in a long line of targets of censorship, though prostitutes, child sex traffickers, drug lords and known criminals’ pages are just fine.

The fight is on. They’re not just feeling the heat, they’re melting in the flames. And it’s only just begun.

(PS. Pay close attention to anyone who celebrates the silencing of another American.)

Let's take a look at a few things here:

Unlike purveyors of fake news, lies and purposeful deceit, everything I present to you on my Wendy Bell Radio program is fact checked and sourced.

I share websites and researchers’ names, data sets and scientific review links, so that YOU can get back in the business of discovering your own truths. So that YOU can make informed, highly personal decisions that - last time I checked - are explicitly protected and defended by our Constitution.

Interestingly, that first sentence is actually true - if incomplete. The "information" Wendy presents is, in fact, fact-checked (sometimes by yours truly). It's just that when that fact-checking is done, it's shown that Wendy is the one pushing the fake news, lies, and purposeful deceit.

Oh, and Wendy? The Bill of Rights only protects free speech from government reprisal. Last I checked YouTube is a private company and as such can set whatever standards they like for what's posted in its site. If they don't like people pushing dangerous anti-vaxx propaganda they can ban them.

See how that works?

I am surprised you haven't learned this lesson by now. I mean when you were tossed from WTAE-TV for that racist Facebook update, they did so because you violated their standards. And when you were tossed from KDKA-Radio for proposing that people protesting Confederate Memorials be shot on sight, they did so because you violated their standards.

It's not a difficult lesson to be learned. Why have you not learned it?

July 14, 2021

ARISE USA! (Wendy Bell Joins The QAnon Tour)

We noticed this at the usually reliable Beaver County Times the other day and it sent us down into a deep dive.

Sadly, the BC Times left out a few rather important parts.

First, the frame:

Two national recording artists from Beaver County will perform, and speakers will address unity and change, at the Arise USA! event on July 21 at the gazebo in Beaver.

Karen Staley, who grew up in Hookstown, toured with Reba McEntire's band, and wrote No. 1 songs for Faith Hill ("Take Me As I Am"), Michael Martin Murphy ("A Face in The Crowd") and Tracy Byrd (ACM Song of The Year "Keeper of The Stars"), will sing.

The BC Times described the event this way:

The speakers will include emcee Trent Loos, a sixth generation farmer from Illinois; Robert David Steele, a former Marine and CIA counterintelligence expert who created We The People – Unity for Integrity, seeking to the unify the populist right and left with people of color, Latinos, and all small parties with Independents to enact election reform; and Kevin D. Jenkins, the CEO of Urban Global Health Alliance, which states its mission is "to educate, empower and release urban communities and their leaders from decades of indoctrination and suppression; and to create effective public policy, which safeguards rights of equality."

The event's flier also lists as speakers conservative radio commentator and former Pittsburgh TV news anchor Wendy Bell; former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, a gun rights advocate and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association; Jamie Sheffield from Audit The Vote PA, and Monaca High graduate Josh Himes, a former champion pro boxer.

And now you know how we got here.This should be fun, no?

The main problem here is that when we dig into the nature of Arise USA! we find things are a little different than what the Times says. 

From the tour's website we discover that Steele, Staley, Mack, Loos, and Jenkins are actually tour organizers not simply speakers.

And the tour isn't simply about unity and change but something else. When the tour went through Oregon this is how the local media described it:

Nearly 40 people showed up to encourage people to get more involved with their government at the local level at the Grant County Fairgrounds Thursday

The goal of the Arise USA tour, organizer Robert David Steele said, is to unite 99% of the country against the 1% in government, who he said no longer represent the people.

And then:

The group’s grievances ranged from COVID-19 restrictions to alleged election fraud to satanic pedophilia and critical race theory.

So QAnon? The "satanic pedophilia" part is a dead give away. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe just one of the guest speakers is a QAnon quack.

But then there's this on Steele:

Steele also blames the U.S. government for the 9/11 terrorist attacks despite contrary conclusions reached by the 9/11 Commission, which released its findings in 2004. He said Israel was behind the attack while former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were “inside guys.”

Steele also “absolutely” believes that high-ranking Democratic Party officials were running a human trafficking and child sex ring out of a pizza parlor.

QAnon it is! 

The Arise USA! Rally in Beaver County is a QAnon event, plain and simple. Wendy Bell should feel right at home.

And Scott Tady, of the the Beaver County Times, completely missed this. 

Why did they send an entertainment reporter to cover this story?

July 13, 2021

Wendy Bell Challenges The Fact Checkers (Spoilers: She's Misleading. Again)

Ok, Wendy. Let's do this.

When the nice white lady sheltered in her basement "studio" isn't Karen-lecturing America about race, she's usually misleading her rabid fanbase about the coronavirus (the "fake" numbers, the "dangerous" vaccine, whatever).

Yesterday was no different.  On her Facebook page, Wendy went with this:


I wonder if I am among the "esteemed." Goshers I hope so! I mean, just take a look at how she describes her BS Bullshit boards - "chock full of information" (well get to that in a minute). Does it remind you of anything? Any thing recent?  

 Only three long/short days ago I posted this:

Yesterday, The Angel of Death posted not one but two BS boards Chock full o' Nutzy misinformation. 

Hey, Wendy. Nice to see you. Sit down. Have some coffee. I'm glad you're so enamored of my little blog that you're subconsciously quoting it. 

Here's the thing. You're still misusing the VAERS data. FB tells you this every time you do it.

Like here:

If you were to click on that "See Why" link you'd get these two corrections:

I even told you this three weeks ago. ICYMI, this is from the CDC's own disclaimer for the VAERS data:

VAERS accepts reports of adverse events and reactions that occur following vaccination. Healthcare providers, vaccine manufacturers, and the public can submit reports to VAERS. While very important in monitoring vaccine safety, VAERS reports alone cannot be used to determine if a vaccine caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental, or unverifiable. Most reports to VAERS are voluntary, which means they are subject to biases. This creates specific limitations on how the data can be used scientifically. Data from VAERS reports should always be interpreted with these limitations in mind. [Emphasis added.]

See the sentences that are in italicized bold, Wendy? Yea, that's what you always fail to do.

And face it, Wendy, without that VAERS data, you got bupkes.

If I get the chance tonight, I'll take you to school on the first Bullshit board.

July 12, 2021

Wendy Bell, Spreads The Good MAGA News!

Hey, y'inzguyz remember this blog post from nearly a week ago?

That's the one where that nice white lady in that very comfortable house lectures America about (among other things) race:

Race: If your race defines who you are, you will forever be enslaved by victimhood. Americans don’t hate each other based on appearance. We see through the constant race-baiting the media peddles, and we’re done with it.

Yea, tone-deaf, near-sighted Wendy Bell speaks for all the patriotic patriots in America and defines racism for all the POC who just happen to also live there.

What's that got to do with anything this fine fine Monday morning?

Well she's taking the show on the road.

To upstate New York, in fact, to the letters page at a news outlet called My Little Falls:

Race: If your race defines who you are, you will forever be enslaved by victimhood. Americans don’t hate each other based on appearance. We see through the constant race-baiting the media peddles, and we’re done with it.

And so on...

From the website's about page:

My Little Falls is a local media company covering the City of Little Falls, Town of Little Falls, Dolgeville, Salisbury...
Here's an interesting here-to-fore little-known fact, one that's completely pertinent to the present discussion: The City of Little Falls, NY is a 6-7 hour car ride from Pittsburgh.

Um, I have questions:

  • Why on Earth would Wendy Bell submit that slimy piece of MAGA crap to a small news outlet in central New York State?
  • Did she submit it elsewhere?
  • Where?  
  • Is she that needy for attention that this is a solution?

Monday, Monday. Can't trust that day.

July 10, 2021

Wendy Bell, Fact-Checked. Again. (Spoilers: She's Misinforming Her Public)

Yesterday, The Angel of Death posted not one but two BS boards Chock full o' Nutzy misinformation.

The second got this treatment by Facebook's Facheckers:

And if you were on her FB page and if you were to click that "See Why" button, you'd see this:

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Inflate COVID-19 Numbers And Did
NOT Violate Federal Law In Providing Death Data Guide

There are more sins on that blocked image but for the time being, well let it go at that.

Her other BS board:

Deserves its own debunking.

The first thing you should notice is Wendy's source: The UK's Daily Expose.

These are the same folks who lied (twice) about the vaccines impact on the rate of miscarriages or how those same vaccines could cause mass male infertility.

Neither of which are, y'know, true.

Given how wrong they are about the miscarriages and male infertility, why should we believe them about anything else? I thought Wendy Bell has some journalistic education. Doesn't that training include checking the credibility of one's sources?

Wendy evidently didn't bother here. Or worse yet she did and then proceeded to spread this misinformation any way. Or even worser yet, she doesn't see it as misinformation in the first place.

Uh-oh. Let's hope she's not that far gone. Let's just hope that Wendy's simply dishonest and not disengaged from reality.

But let's take a look at what the BS board actually says (as sourced by the Daily Expose):


Her whole argument rests on this passage. So how much of this is actually true?

While there was a transfer of vaccine candidates at that time, this is actually what happened:

Asked about the MTA, the spokesperson said on June 23, 2021: “The materials transferred to UNC in December 2019 were vaccine candidates against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and not SARS-CoV-2.”

Because y'know Wendy, as Politifact points out

Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s and researchers have identified seven that can infect people.

For years, well before the identification of SARS-CoV-2, researchers have been studying ways to develop vaccines against coronaviruses, particularly because coronaviruses are known to have a high probability of causing pandemics.

Huh. So there are seven known coronaviruses? You didn't say that, did you Wendy? You just let your audience assume that it was SARS-CoV-2, didn't you?

Shouldn't you have checked deeper than with the people who think that the UK COVID lockdowns are a just a part of that country's Climate Change protocols?

Yea crazy, right? No? Uh-oh. Maybe she is that disengaged.

Or maybe you didn't know that there are so many coronaviruses. Oh, if only there was someone close to you who was an actual medical expert that you could ask about this sciency stuff. Perhaps over coffee at the breakfast table some morning before making a fool of yourself on the internet later that day. 

I am sure you know someone like that, right? I am guessing (hoping?) he's appalled that you're getting the medical science so dangerously wrong - as it's probably putting a crimp in his professional credibility.

Oh yea, and it's probably going to lead to a whole lot of people getting sick.

July 9, 2021

A Question For Senate Candidate Sean Parnell (Endorse or Denounce Hitler)?

Sean (can I call you Sean? Thanks!), you once famously intoned that if you don't denounce something, you've endorsed it.

Ok so let me ask you about this:

Then-President Donald Trump allegedly praised Adolf Hitler during a discussion with his White House chief of staff John Kelly in 2018 while on a trip to Paris to commemorate the armistice after World War I, according to excerpts of an upcoming book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.

"Well, Hitler did a lot of good things," Trump reportedly told Kelly, who was explaining to the 45th President who the allies and adversaries were in both World Wars, according to Bender.
 
Bender also writes in the book, titled "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost," that Trump was "undeterred" and persisted in his defense of the German dictator by claiming the country made economic gains under Hitler's leadership.

So do you think Hitler did a lot of good things? Do endorse that statement or denounce it?

For the record the man who lied more than 30,000 times during his 4 years in office (and continues to lie about his loss in the 2020 election) denied the above comments to chief of staff Kelly.

As CNN wrote:

"This is totally false. President Trump never said this. It is made up fake news, probably by a general who was incompetent and was fired," Liz Harrington, chief spokeswoman for Trump, told CNN Wednesday.

So let's assume that's true. If that's the case then Trump's mouthpiece just called a highly-decorated, retired Marine Corps general "incompetent."

Sean, you're also a veteran and a highly decorated one at that. Do you endorse or denounce that charge?

July 8, 2021

Wendy Bell, Not A Virus Expert, Tells Us "It's Over." (Spoilers: She's Very Wrong)

From Wendy's bullet ridden rant the other day:

Covid: The virus is over, stop it with the stupid masks and “new variant” scare tactics. Get your 6-foot circles off the ground, take away the plexiglass, and move along. We were born free, we are free, and we will always choose to live free.
 
Vaccine dangers: Stop calling those of us who believe in My Body, My Choice vaccine deniers, or anti-vaxxers. No. We are free thinkers, and we’re paying attention to what the media and big tech desperately try to cover up every day. Why would we vaccinate our children when their chance of Covid survival is 99.98%? Americans are free to make their own decisions and then manage the consequences. Take your mandates and shove them.

There. She said it. The virus is over.

Didn't she say this more than a year ago? Yes, she did:

Covid is officially over. Signs on the floor are gone. Santized carts are no more. Limits on chicken, scratched.

Like the Israeli mathmetician said and our governor never heard... the cycle is 70 days. [Misspellings in original.]

Since then, there have been a few hundred thousand new dead in the US alone and countless more sick and suffering. Wendy's wrong.

If I am reading the chart correctly, the New York Times is reporting that there were about 23,000 new cases in the US with a rolling average of about 13,000.


That same chart shows (if you pull down the "New Cases" menu to "Deaths") about 700 deaths with a rolling average of about 200.

And while we can thank the vaccine that Wendy Bell is trying to convince her crowd not to take for the great reduction since the peak in the winter, the crisis is obviously far from over.

The more our Angel of Death spreads this line, the more this will happen:

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.

And:

Still, the overall trend that emerges from the data echoes what many health care authorities are seeing around the country and what top experts are saying.

Earlier this month, Andy Slavitt, a former adviser to the Biden administration on COVID-19, suggested that 98% to 99% of the Americans dying of the coronavirus are unvaccinated.

And CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Tuesday that the vaccine is so effective that “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable.” She called such deaths “particularly tragic.”

Of course Wendy Bell takes Dr Walensky to task:

Fauci/Walensky: Your credibility is gone. We don’t “trust the science.” We don’t believe your numbers regarding infections, deaths, or the safety of the jab. You’ve lied repeatedly and those lies have cost far too many Americans their lives and livelihoods.

No, Wendy. The numbers are right and you're wrong. The science is right and you're wrong. And now nearly every death post-vaccine is entirely preventable - were it not for you and your anti-vaxxer fellow travelers pushing vaccine hesitancy. They will die because they believed you.

Something you should be pondering from now on.

Wendy Bell, The Angel of Death.

July 6, 2021

Wendy Bell, That Nice White Lady, Talks To Us About Racism

Brother Jon saved me from sending you to Wendy's FB page by tweeting this:

It's a long list of Karen-grievances but I want to talk about this part:

Race: If your race defines who you are, you will forever be enslaved by victimhood. Americans don’t hate each other based on appearance. We see through the constant race-baiting the media peddles, and we’re done with it.

Before we go any further, let me point out here that while I may not know much I do know that I have no idea what it's like to be black in America (or anyplace else for that matter). Not a clue. And as a middle-aged Italian-American, it is not my place to define for any person of color what racism is or how any POC should react to it.

But what about Wendy? Here's Damon Young from five years ago:

[L]ike many otherwise pleasant, kind, and professional White people, Wendy Bell is utterly clueless about race, White privilege, and how her privilege contributes to her tone deaf myopia in regards to race. This was made clear earlier this week, when the anchor took to Facebook to share her thoughts about the massacre in Wilkinsburg.

Again, this was five years ago and back then Wendy may very well have been pleasant, kind and professional. However, since White Wendy's first firing, we've learned otherwise.

Indeed, within a few years Young calls her "America's Worst White Woman."

But let's get back to the nice white lady lecturing the world from her cheaply wood-paneled basement. It takes a great deal of choot-spah for a Wendy to presume, well, anything here, isn't it? Like, all of it. Each underlying assumption to each sentence is a reflection of her own prejudices.

I'd like to point out something to her. She's mentioned a few times that she has five sons - college and high school age, I believe. Their lives are looking far different from the lives of five college and high school age African-American men, does she know this?

For example, she, presumably, doesn't have to worry about this for her sons:

Black youth were more than five times as likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth, according to data from the Department of Justice collected in October 2015 and recently released. Racial and ethnic disparities have long-plagued juvenile justice systems nationwide, and the new data show the problem is increasing. In 2001, black youth were four times as likely as whites to be incarcerated.

Is Wendy Bell really that tone deaf when it comes to race?

Do we really need to ask?

July 2, 2021

What A Difference A Month Makes (Wendy Bell and The Anti-Vaxxers)

Just one month ago, we posted this

In a blog post deriding Wendy Bell for misleading the public (yet again) about her misuse of the VAERS database, we discussed her super official extra special doubleplusungood expert in all things COVIDvaxx, Dr Sherri Tenpenny.

Well, it looks like the good (bad) Doctor is in the news again:

Twitter has banned the account of Dr Sherri Tenpenny, a prominent conspiracy theorist who falsely testified recently that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people magnetic. 

As of Friday, Tenpenny's @BusyDrT account was marked "suspended," with a note saying that she violated the site's rules.

Twitter spokesperson Jasmine Basi told Insider that the account was permanently suspended for violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

And this is what that policy states:

You may not use Twitter’s services to share false or misleading information about COVID-19 which may lead to harm. 
And we're guessing that Twitter suspended the magnetic Dr Tenpenny for this sin:
False or misleading information about the efficacy and/or safety of preventative measures, treatments, or other precautions to mitigate or treat the disease.

But there could be others, we suppose.

This vaccine/magnet incident was factchecked recently:

Her latest comments came as she testified at the invitation of Ohio’s Republican lawmakers in favor of a bill that would prevent businesses or the government from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

"I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who’ve had these shots, and now they’re magnetized," Tenpenny said during the June 8 hearing. "They can put a key on their forehead, it sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them, and they can stick. Because now we think that there’s a metal piece to that."

Those claims are baseless. There are no metallic ingredients in any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved in the U.S. for emergency use, from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Food and Drug Administration has published the ingredients for each online.

But how can she be wrong? She has the Wendy Bell seal of approval, right?

How long will it be before Wendy (not a Dr) Bell defends Dr Tenpenny from the eevil thought police controlling big media?

June 28, 2021

Wendy Bell, Tone Deaf

Today, Brother Jon tweeted:

In case you need an update on what's going on, this is what's happening with Gwen Berry:

For the past week, they’ve played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

On Saturday, the song happened to start while outspoken activist Gwen Berry was standing on the podium after receiving her bronze medal in the hammer throw.

While the music played, Berry placed her left hand on her hip and shuffled her feet. She took a quarter turn, so she was facing the stands, not the flag. Toward the end, she plucked up her black T-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” emblazoned on the front, and draped it over her head.

And this is what it looked like:

Now let's look at a transcript of Wendy's rant.

And you're going to pooh on the American flag? You know at some point in this country we have to call a spade a spade...

Ok, let me stop you right there, Wendy.

Regardless of the what's in the rest of your discussion of African American athlete and activist Gwen Berry did you really just use that phrase?

Do you not know the racist connotation of that noun?

How do you not know the racist connotation of that noun? 

And if you did know why would you use it?

Just how tone deaf are you?

That's right. You're this tone deaf:

But there is HOPE. And Joe and I caught a glimpse of it Saturday night. A young, African American teen hustling like nobody’s business at a restaurant we took the boys to over at the Southside Works. This child stacked heavy glass glasses 10 high and carried three teetering towers of them in one hand with plates piled high in the other. He wiped off the tables. Tended to the chairs. Got down on his hands and knees to pick up the scraps that had fallen to the floor. And he did all this with a rhythm and a step that gushed positivity. He moved like a dancer with a satisfied smile on his face. And I couldn’t take my eyes off him. He’s going to Make It.

So you're that tone deaf.

June 27, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates Must Be So Proud - John Rich Edition

A day or so ago my friend Ginny tweeted:

Today, my friend Sue posted this

The very same week that we witnessed two huge acknowledgements from professional athletes of their status as gay folx. The very same week, the Pittsburgh Pirates social media team decided to laud their upcoming fan concert this Thursday, July 1, 2021 featuring known homophobe and anti-vaxxer, John Rich of Big & Rich. Let’s go bucs?

I haven't been to a Pirate game in years and I had to look up who "Big & Rich" were in order to start digging into this mess.

Apparently, Big and Rich are an award winning Country Music duo with lotsa record sales, lotsa CMA and ACM awards. Can't speak for Big, but Rich ain't big on smarts.

First, there's John Rich's (he's the "Rich" of "Big & Rich") mistreatment of Country Star Chely Wright some time ago. Take a look at this from Access Hollywood

John Rich has responded to a story told by Chely Wright in her new book, 'Like Me,' that some might argue paints him in a very unflattering light. Chely, who recently came out to PEOPLE, tells 'Access Hollywood' that when John (with whom she had performed in an Opryland show years ago) asked her point blank if she was gay, she lied to avoid embarrassment.

"[John] said, 'You're not gay are you?'" Chely recalls. "I said, 'No, John, I'm not.' He said, 'Good, thank God.' And that began a spiral for me ... I had a meltdown shortly after that."

Chely revealed to 'Today' that she nearly committed suicide over the secret life she was living, admitting that she "had a 9 millimeter gun in my mouth."

There's a bit more at Today:

Wright said she got hit over the head by the rumors in 2005 when confronted by country singer John Rich, half of the million-selling duo Big & Rich.

“John said, ‘Hey, you’ve got to hit this gay thing head on, you’re not gay, are you? If you are, people won’t have it. It’s sick, it’s deviant; it’s unacceptable to country music fans.’

A few years later, he kinda sorta walked back the sick deviant unacceptable quotation:

I would never pass judgment on any friend of mine. I feel awful that, at this time in Chely’s life, my decade old comment — ‘Good, thank God’ — was taken the wrong way. I was clumsily trying to express my relief that even a country boy like me had a one-in-a-million chance of having a beer with a woman as talented and attractive as Chely. For years after that conversation, Chely invited me to perform at charity events. In all that time, I wish she would have said something directly to me before the book’s publicity tour, especially since some of the comments attributed to me in the book are not mine. But I am happy for her and only wish her the best in her personal and professional life.

You'll note that he did not say that what he said was wrong only that it had been taken the wrong way.

And then please note what he said he was trying to say: That it was good news that Wright was straight because it meant that maybe she'd go out for a beer with someone like him

Ooo. Dreamy.

Didn't he say that he said that "the gay thing" is sick and deviant and unacceptable? Doesn't that mean that anyone gay is sick deviant and unacceptable?

When did he walk back that?

What John Rich said was not an apology.

And even if he did successfully address his mistreatment of Chely Wright there's still this her book:

John was a guest on a conservative talk show shortly after our "talk" in his car, and when asked on his stance on gay marriage he said: "I think if you legalize that [same sex marriage], you've got to legalize some other things that are pretty unsavory. You can call me a radical, but how can you tell an aunt that she can't marry her nephew if they are really in love and sharing the bills? How can you tell them they can't get married, but something else that's unnatural can happen?

He also tried to walk this back as well:

My earlier comments on same-sex marriage don’t reflect my full views on the broader issues regarding tolerance and the treatment of gays and lesbians in our society. I apologize for that and wish to state clearly my views. I oppose same-sex marriage because my father and minister brought me up to believe that marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. However, I also believe that intolerance, bigotry and hatred are wrong. People should be judged based on their merits, not on their sexual orientation. We are all children of God and should be valued and respected. [Emphasis added.]

Just because your bigotry is Bible-based doesn't mean it isn't bigotry. But he's right: intolerance, bigotry and hatred are wrong. He just doesn't think that he's intolerant or bigoted or hateful.

And if that weren't bad enough, there's his non-LGBT+ ignorance:

And:

His views on the safety of the vaccines are evident a tweet or two later:

Meanwhile, in reality:

Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine.

An Associated Press analysis of available government data from May shows that “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for fewer than 1,200 of more than 853,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations. That’s about 0.1%.

And only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average.

And:

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Tuesday that the vaccine is so effective that “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable.” She called such deaths “particularly tragic.”

So is not pushing everyone to get the vaccine. The Pittsburgh Pirates must be so proud to have contracted such an enlightened soul as John Rich to perform for them.

Anti-LGBT+ and Anti-vaxx all under one tragic cowboy hat.

So proud.

June 26, 2021

Wendy Bell, Confirmed Anti-Vaxxer

This might be a bit of a trip so get in a comfy chair, pour yourself a nice glass of tea (hot or iced, sweetened or not, your choice) and settle in for a bit.

A few days ago, on her Facebook page, Wendy posted this:


That link on the bottom leads here - to the Children's Health Defense, a notorious anti-vaxx source for notoriously dangerous anti-vaxx material.

Here's how it begins:

Schools and universities are considering mandates now. Today, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said that there is  ‘likely’ a link between heart inflammation and Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines.  During the meeting, the committee members acknowledged 1,200 cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds, and said mRNA COVID vaccines should carry a warning statement. Overall, the officials emphasized that the benefits of COVID vaccines outweigh the risks. Physicians and other public commenters strongly disagreed accusing the CDC of exaggerating the risk to young people of COVID, and minimizing the risk of the COVID vaccines.

Compare and contrast this with some actual reporting from a real news source, the Washington Post

Federal health officials said Wednesday there is a “likely association” between two coronavirus vaccines and increased risk of a rare heart condition in adolescents and young adults, the strongest assertion so far on the link between the two.

Data presented to advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to recent findings, most notably from Israel, of rare cases of myocarditis — inflammation of the heart muscle — predominantly in males ages 12 to 39, who experience symptoms after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Most cases have been mild and have taken place several days to a week after the second shot, officials said. Chest pain is the most common symptom. Patients generally recover from symptoms and do well.

There have been 1,226 reports of myocarditis out of about 300 million mRNA doses administered in the United States, as of June 11, according to Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC vaccine safety official. Of those, 267 were reported after the first dose and 827 after the second, and 132 reports did not indicate which dose.

Adding:

With virus variants increasing, and adolescents and young adults making up a greater percentage of covid-19 cases, unvaccinated teens and young adults are far more likely to contract the disease. Getting covid-19 puts someone at far greater risk of heart inflammation and other serious medical problems than the risk of getting myocarditis from vaccination, they said.

Ah, something the anti-vaxxers (like Wendy) chose not to tell you.

So here's the "choice" that they're is presenting you. You can take the vaccine and run a very small risk of myocarditis (where "Patients generally recover from symptoms and do well.") or avoid the vaccine and run a greater risk of Covid-19 (with all of its far more serious health complications). Reminder: 600,000 Americans have already died of this - countless more suffered (and are still suffering from it).

Here's the statement from the CDC regarding the meeting:

As physicians, nurses, public health and health care professionals, and, for many of us, parents, we understand the significant interest many Americans have in the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, especially for younger people. Today, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to discuss the latest data on reports of mild cases of inflammation of the heart muscle and surrounding tissue called myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination among younger people.

The facts are clear: this is an extremely rare side effect, and only an exceedingly small number of people will experience it after vaccination. Importantly, for the young people who do, most cases are mild, and individuals recover often on their own or with minimal treatment. In addition, we know that myocarditis and pericarditis are much more common if you get COVID-19, and the risks to the heart from COVID-19 infection can be more severe.

The vaccines are safe and effective, and they prevent COVID-19 illness. They will help protect you and your family and keep your community safe. We strongly encourage everyone age 12 and older who are eligible to receive the vaccine under Emergency Use Authorization to get vaccinated, as the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any harm. Especially with the troubling Delta variant increasingly circulating, and more readily impacting younger people, the risks of being unvaccinated are far greater than any rare side effects from the vaccines. If you get COVID-19, you could get severely ill and be hospitalized or even die. Even if your infection is mild, you or your child could face long-term symptoms following COVID-19 infection such as neurological problems or diminished lung function.

By the way, the statement was co-signed by:

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Heart Association, American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Big Cities Health Coalition
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Wendy, I do have a question for you: Don't you know any cardiologists who can explain this to you?

June 25, 2021

Rudy Giuliani Law License SUSPENDED (And There's A Pennsylvania Connection!)

By now, we've all seen the news:

Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former top federal prosecutor, New York City mayor and lawyer to a president, had his law license suspended after a New York court ruled on Thursday that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” while fighting the results of the 2020 election on behalf of Donald J. Trump.

And:

The New York State appellate court temporarily suspended Mr. Giuliani’s law license on the recommendation of a disciplinary committee after finding he had sought to mislead judges, lawmakers and the public as he helped shepherd Mr. Trump’s legal challenge to the election results. For months, Mr. Giuliani, who was Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, had argued without merit that the vote had been rife with fraud and that voting machines had been rigged.

In its 33-page decision, the court said that Mr. Giuliani’s actions represented an “immediate threat” to the public and that he had “directly inflamed” the tensions that led to the Capitol riot in January.

Lotsa stuff in there. I'll let you read and reread it a few times before we move on to that decision.

Ok, so here we go.

We find this in the document:

In making this motion, the AGC primarily relies on claims that respondent made false and misleading factual statements to cast doubt on the reliability of the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joseph R. Biden was constitutionally certified and then inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. We find that the following false statements made by respondent constitute uncontroverted proof of respondent’s professional misconduct. 

Respondent repeatedly stated that in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more absentee ballots came in during the election than were sent out before the election. The factual “proof” he claimed supported his conclusion was that although Pennsylvania sent out only 1,823,148 absentee ballots before the election, 2,589,242 million absentee ballots were then counted in the election. This factual statement regarding the number of ballots mailed out before the election was simply untrue. The true facts are that 3.08 million absentee ballots were mailed out before the general election, which more than accounted for the over 2.5 million mail-in ballots that were actually tallied. Notwithstanding the true facts, respondent repeatedly advanced false statements that there were 600,000 to 700,000 fabricated mail-in ballots, which were never sent to voters in advance of the election. Respondent made these false claims during his November 8, 2020 radio program, Uncovering the Truth with Rudy Giuliani & Dr. Maria Ryan, during a November 25, 2020 meeting of the Republican State Senate Majority Policy Committee in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during a December 2, 2020 meeting of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, during his December 17, 2020 broadcast of the radio show Chat with the Mayor, and he repeated it during an episode of Steve Bannon's the War Room: Pandemic podcast on December 24, 2020.[Italics in original.]

Did you catch the part that might be particularly of interest to Pennsylvania's voting public?

I'll reprint it:

Notwithstanding the true facts, respondent repeatedly advanced false statements that there were 600,000 to 700,000 fabricated mail-in ballots, which were never sent to voters in advance of the election. Respondent made these false claims ...during a November 25, 2020 meeting of the Republican State Senate Majority Policy Committee in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...

Now do you see it? 

That would be this meeting:

At the request of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York), the Senate Majority Policy Committee is holding a public hearing Wednesday to discuss 2020 election issues and irregularities. The hearing will feature former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

You can read about it here

So the stuff that Rudy spewed at Doug Mastriano's hearing got him into so much trouble that his law license was suspended.

Wow.

Will State Senator Doug Mastriano be commenting on this?