As a science-head, I KNOW politicians lie and steal and cheat and do “favors” for friends and family, etc – but science is science and while you can fudge some statistics you leave the raw numbers alone. But when the raw numbers are wrecked from the start – not allowed to report numbers – or almost worse – when they changed how deaths were calculated so that they would show up when the DEATH CERTIFICATE was issued 3 weeks later, which would push the deaths back into the sliding scale and wouldn’t look so bad, making the “today” numbers of deaths ALWAYS look like they were improving. Absolutely abhorrent.

As a science-head, I KNOW politicians lie and steal and cheat and do “favors” for friends and family, etc – but science is science and while you can fudge some statistics you leave the raw numbers alone.

But when the raw numbers are wrecked from the start – not allowed to report numbers – or almost worse – when they changed how deaths were calculated so that they would show up when the DEATH CERTIFICATE was issued 3 weeks later, which would push the deaths back into the sliding scale and wouldn’t look so bad, making the “today” numbers of deaths ALWAYS look like they were improving.

Absolutely abhorrent.

 I voted for the other guy and felt bad when he went on a binge a few months after losing; guy’d been in politics since he was a teen and never lost before — and he was closeted bisexual in a mainstream Christian family structure – but anyway…
– I’m not anti-DeSantis by default. I gave him the time of day until they passed the “front yard garden” law that obliterated local/county rights – even down to school board levels, which they leveraged heavily during the covid thing, penalizing school distri..
..yeah, sorry..>
… I don’t actually complain about him much at all anywhere.
It’s just this is a private group. I wouldn’t put all this in public because I’m in a super conservative area. Yesterday my county named March 7 “Baio Backs The Blue” Day.
Fucking embarrassing.
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yeah, I’m coming from a place that is fully of QAnon conspiracy theorists.
But they have millionaires that Republican politicians really want to have donate to their reelection campaigns, so there’s ass kissing galore.
How it goes. /rant over
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