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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Bailin on Palin” edition

I said last week that (with the addition of Mike Pence) the Freeperati were out of Republicans that they considered turncoats, traitors, Derp State fiends, remember?

I was wrong.

 

Sarah Palin Reveals COVID Diagnosis and ‘Bizarre’ Symptoms, Urges Others to Continue Wearing Masks
People ^ | Mar 2021 | Benjamin VanHoose and Tim McGovern

Posted on 3/31/2021, 11:26:58 PM by CondoleezzaProtege

Sarah Palin has tested positive for COVID-19, and she’s urging others to continue taking the pandemic seriously.

The former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee-turned-TV personality confirms in a statement to PEOPLE that she contracted the coronavirus as did some of her family members, including 12-year-old son Trig. Of her diagnosis, Palin explains that it began when “one of my daughters awoke to having lost her sense of taste and smell [and] immediately had a positive COVID test, then was quarantined in isolation.

“I then observed symptoms in my son Trig, who curiously is the most enthusiastic mask-wearer, and after our numerous negative tests over the year, he tested positive,” Palin says. “Children with special needs are vulnerable to COVID ramifications [Trig was born with Down syndrome], so with a high fever he was prescribed azithromycin, which really seemed to help, and I increased amounts of vitamins I put in his puréed food.”

Palin says she and her son “buckled down in isolated quarantine” and she “still tested negative.” However, “symptoms started overnight with a slight fever and sore muscles.”

She adds that she had some of the “bizarre” symptoms characteristic of the virus, like a loss of taste and smell, leading her to assume it was “unmistakable COVID caught me.”

Palin tells PEOPLE that COVID-19 can “really knock you down,” encouraging everyone to remain vigilant about public health amid the ongoing pandemic.

Palin, who announced in January that her mother, Sally, had died, says that dad Chuck Heath “just got” his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m more concerned about him and his peers, and this beautiful older generation’s health and quality of life should be a national focus and priority,” she says.

“Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread,” Palin says.

1 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:26:58 PM by CondoleezzaProtege
To: CondoleezzaProtege

Not enough sunlight up in Alaska Sarah. Take some calciferol, zinc, and quiet down.

3 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:31:32 PM by Fungi

Quickly followed by :
To: Fungi

Too polite.

She can STFU.

5 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:35:06 PM by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the “concern troll” a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)

Stay Together For Ungulas?
“Our Sarah”?
To: logi_cal869
She can STFU.

You ill-mannered comment is noted.

12 posted on 3/31/2021, 11:57:48 PM by jonrick46 ( Leftnicks chase illusions of motherships at the end of the pier.)

Tell him to Start Turning Fungus Ugly.
To: CondoleezzaProtege

Someone jumped shark!(sic)

17 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:05:44 AM by shanover (…To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)

Sarah – their darling – their Avatar – their hottie!  She couldn’t possibly be dissing the flubros and flubras in such a fashion.  It’s gotta be the “lamestream media” and their “fake news”!
To: CondoleezzaProtege

People Magazine is the source?

18 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:05:51 AM by KJC1 (Everyone Knows)

There ya go!
To: KJC1

The story has been picked up by Fox now and others.

20 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:10:48 AM by CondoleezzaProtege

There’s gotta be some way to spin this.
To: All

I caught a bit of a fever looking at her picture, and had other bizarre symptoms we had better not discuss here.

Seriously, I have no doubt that anyone could in theory catch this and get either a bit run down or have a near death experience, it’s designed that way and as to the loss of taste, caribou steaks were never that great anyway, think of it as a win-win.

23 posted on 4/1/2021, 12:22:19 AM by Peter ODonnell (Pray for health, economic recovery, and justice.)

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The caribou are undoubtedly relieved.
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John Lewis, R.I.P.

I selected the image above with some care and thought. It was posted on social media in 2016 by John Lewis upon the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by Lyndon Johnson. John Lewis was not only present at this historic occasion, but his activism helped inspire the bill itself. John Lewis *was* American history and now he’s gone at the age of 80 after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer.

John Lewis was one of my heroes. He never lost his passion or sense of humor. He was a man with a big voice and an even bigger heart. He was never petty and was always willing to accept changes in former adversaries. He famously forgave George Wallace in 1979 when the latter expressed remorse over the chaos and havoc he wrought during the Sixties.

The New York Times has republished a 1998 piece he wrote after Wallace’s death, which those who are using John Lewis’ death to settle petty scores should read:

When I met George Wallace, I had to forgive him, because to do otherwise — to hate him — would only perpetuate the evil system we sought to destroy.

George Wallace should be remembered for his capacity to change. And we are better as a nation because of our capacity to forgive and to acknowledge that our political leaders are human and largely a reflection of the social currents in the river of history.

It’s hard to be as big a person as John Lewis but we should try.

He would, however, note the irony of those who would limit the franchise speaking in glowing terms of his lifetime of service. The best tribute to John Lewis would be to reinstate the Voting Rights Act in all its glory.

Central to my admiration of  John Lewis were his kindness and fundamental decency. He was proof positive that you could be a firebrand without being an asshole. Too many Americans confuse assholery with strength and leadership. John Lewis never did. Again, we should follow his example. Being the bigger person isn’t always easy but it’s the right thing to do.

As I searched the internet yesterday, I came upon a tribute that John Lewis wrote about another one of my heroes, David Halberstam after his death in 2007:

I have often said that without the members of the media, the Civil Rights Movement would have been like a bird without wings. David Halberstam, as a reporter for The Nashville Tennessean, was a sympathetic referee who helped to convey the depth of injustice in the South as well as the heart and soul of a movement that would transform America. We talked to him because we trusted him.

We trusted John Lewis to do and say the right thing. He was always focused on the big picture, which is what made him such a singular figure during his nearly sixty years on the national stage. John Lewis kept his eyes on the prize.

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