Tennessee Rep. David Byrd, a Republican, didn't just get COVID-19, he has become one of the many suffering from the long-hauler's form of the deadly virus.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that after having the virus for 8 months, he's begging people to get vaccinated because no one should have to deal with what he has.
"It is a disease that wants to kill us," Byrd said in a statement Friday. He explained that he spent 55 days on a ventilator while the virus destroyed his memory, his muscles and his organs. He ultimately was forced to have a liver transplant in June.
The report explained that things were so bad that his family began organizing his funeral.
"This is not an issue that should divide us," he begged people to understand.
In June 2020, he supported a resolution that accused the media of sensationalizing the pandemic. Last year, he thought there was a political agenda behind the media coverage. This year, he knows better.
Fox News allowed Lara Trump to fill in Sunday for one of its afternoon shows. She ranted about a Facebook ad response that has been twisted into a conspiracy theory and then lashed out at an American Olympian.
Olympic athlete Gwen Berry said she would protest the American National Anthem if she wins a medal in the hammer throw. Many Black athletes have protested during the National Anthem dating back decades, but when President Donald Trump lashed out at them, his flock of fans followed, including his daughter-in-law.
"I feel like I've earned the right to wear this uniform," Berry said when she made it through her qualifying round.
It was Berry, who, two years ago at the Pan American Games, raised her fist in solidarity with Black America, similar to the 1968 fist raised by Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos after the 200 m race.
It triggered Trump to such a degree that she even fumbled her own insult, "there are a lot of people who hope she doesn't make it to that podium because, you know, she's — she's not doing the right thing with that."
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lara trump desperately tries to justify her racism www.youtube.com
Conservative media personality Charlie Hurt suggests 911 ignore calls for help for people who protest police
Charles Hurt boasts an extensive resume for conservative commentary at The Washington Times, Fox News, Breitbart, and as a Drudge Report editor. Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, he suggested that anyone who calls 911 for help should be ignored if they have issues with the police.
His complaint came as part of an argument about Facebook advertising policies when an ad from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police was blocked. The ad promoted their Officer of the Year award, but their Facebook account wasn't set up for advertising and hadn't been approved ahead of their post.
Facebook took action after the 2016 election when so many international groups were running social and political ads and weren't in compliance with the Federal Elections Commission and all federal laws regarding independent spending from foreign countries in an American election. Anyone running ads on their platform now that are of a political nature or a social issue must be registered and approved by Facebook to do so.
"This ad content has been correctly disapproved for violation of Facebook Advertising Policies and Guidelines As per policy: Your ad may have been rejected because it mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation," Facebook said as the reason for not running the ad.
"Our policy for running ads related to politics requires you to get authorized first by confirming your identity and creating a disclaimer that lists who is paying for the ads," the response from Facebook also said.
The reality is that Facebook wasn't censoring the police department, they would run the ad under any Facebook-approved ad account that has been authorized to run the ad. Or the police chiefs group could file to be approved by Facebook to run such ads. The process is a simple one that even this writer has been approved of. So, for example, if the police chiefs' group doesn't want to wait for approval and allowed my ad account the permission, I could run the ad under my own authorization.
This isn't censorship, but that's not the way Hurt saw it. He said that Facebook should never be allowed to call the police to report anything ever again as a result of the ad.
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police's denied facebook ad wasn't censorship - it's people who don't know how to do ads on Facebook www.youtube.com
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