It’s time once again to review the Fox News outrageousness of the past week and vote in our poll to determine which of the outrageous quotes was the most outrageous. Last week’s winner was Rudy Giuliani’s conspiracy theory about the Russia investigation. Check out the full results here but do come back to vote in this week’s poll.
Eric Trump, justifying his family’s lawsuit to block subpoenas for financial records by suggesting they might uncover unflattering information about half-sister Tiffany:
It’s not just my father, it’s Eric, I want to see all your bank records, I want to know how much, you know, how much [Eric’s wife] Lara spends on baby formula for [son] Luke. I want to know how many beers Tiffany had on a Friday afternoon in Georgetown. I mean, these are literally the things that they’re asking for.
Obamacare was singlehandedly the worst thing that’s ever happened to health care in the nation.
Brian Kilmeade, falsely claiming there's no reason for New York's attorney general to investigate Trump finances (it’s because of evidence of financial fraud):
The attorney general of New York has made it clear she is going after you guys with no apparent reason just except for maybe that she wants to make a name for herself,
Liberal Glenn Greenwald surely making Fox News and Donald Trump very, very happy with these comments about the Russia investigation and Attorney General Bill Barr:
I think the reason that you're seeing so much intense rage toward Bill Barr is because [Democrats] know what he's now going to do, which is what journalists should be doing, and at least some of us are which is asking the question, which is now for me the central question in American politics -- how is it that our discourse has been drowned out for almost three years by a conspiracy theory or really a set of conspiracy theories as inflammatory and as dangerous as you can possibly get? That turned out to be totally untrue.
Sen. Rick Scott promoting U.S. military action for regime change in Venezuela:
If we don’t win today, we are going to have Syria in this hemisphere … We can either make sure something happens now or we can deal with this for decades to come.
Cast your vote below. The poll will remain open until 11:59 PM ET on May 12, 2019.
May the worst quote win!
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Years ago, I was rejected for health insurance over a benign condition that required no treatment, not even a follow up visit. I had a pain in my side and the doctor basically said it was some kind of irritation in my intestines and told me to go easy on acidic foods. The exact diagnosis escapes me at the moment. But when my health insurance plan became unaffordable a few months later and I was applying for new health insurance, there was a question on the application asking for all conditions I had been diagnosed with in the last six months. If I didn’t put down that diagnosis, I could have lost my health insurance down the line for not disclosing the condition and it’s my understanding they check. So I listed it and was rejected.
Once I was rejected by one company, there was no point in applying to any others because they all wanted to know if I had been denied health insurance for any reason. So I went into the state high risk pool which was ridiculous. As it turned out, the insurance was not bad, albeit overpriced. But after Obamacare came along, they threw me out.
Meanwhile, there was a change in the tax code that seems to be a deliberate effort to sabotage Obamacare. Somehow, they calculated my income for Obamacare purposes before I got my deductions. So I wound up having to pay back all my premium credits. I am trying to find a CPA to discuss this with. Since I have been dealing with both computer and car troubles, I have not dealt with that yet so I am hoping it was my mistake in estimating what I owed when I sent in for an extension. Bottom line a huge tax increase for me thanks to the Trumps.
Unfortunately, it’s with his brother.
Ellen, as you may recall, long ago I ran a small blog with a friend. That friend, Gary, was the ultimate paycheck to paycheck fellow. There wasn’t a recession he didn’t intimately feel and rarely did he have health insurance and when he did it was the sort of overpriced junk insurance Eric’s scumbag of a father wants to return millions of Garys back to.
Gary is dead now. Died of a heart attack. At the end of his life he had out of control blood pressure doctors couldn’t fix because it’d been untreated for so long. He was in intense pain and could barely walk because he went through an extended period of uninsured unemployment in the Great Recession followed by a 6 month grandfather clause in the crap insurance he did eventually get. So damaged ligaments went untreated. Finally, he died hounded by medical bill collectors because his crap insurance didn’t begin to pay the hospital bills he accumulated when he had pneumonia.
F—k Eric and his dad. Greedy narcissists who hate paying taxes for Obamacare subsidies. They have great health insurance and could even afford the best medical care in America without it. They could care less what happens to the rest of us as long as they save a buck for a round of golf at an exclusive Trump branded country club.