How ironic that the word “debate” is in the air the past few days. Lauren Boebert believes that Rachel Maddow is too afeared to debate Madison Cawthorn. The RNC is trying to fix it so that Donald Trump doesn’t have to debate Joe Biden in 2024. If you haven’t heard about that mess, the New York Times is reporting that the RNC is demanding that changes be made to the Commission On Presidential Debates. You recall Trump complaining that the moderators were unfair to him, although he did admit after the fact that Kristen Welker was fair.
In any event, the RNC will vote at their winter meeting on this issue and we’ll see if we’re going to have debates in 2024, or if the GOP manages to flush yet another democratic, small “d” institution down the drain.
And now Mehmet Oz throws down the gauntlet and he wants Anthony Fauci to pick it up. Oz is probably doing it because he knows Fauci won’t take the bait, although it might be good if Fauci would. Fauci is never better than when he’s telling off the likes of Rand Paul or Roger Marshall. If he thinks they’re morons, he should enjoy jousting with Oz, who compares Fauci to J. Edgar Hoover. If Fauci is Hoover, then Oz is P.T. Barnum.
PA Senate candidate Mehmet Oz says he is challenging Dr. Fauci to a debate about covid. “Dr. Fauci is basically the J. Edgar Hoover of public health. He’s a petty tyrant.” pic.twitter.com/iqLetziw7q
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 13, 2022
You may have read my piece where I spoke of my own dealings with Dr. Oz’ company. They were selling skin products at insane prices, far more than Estee Lauder, Lancome, the big companies. I was curious to see what kind of quality they had. So of course they let you have a sample for $5.00 plus shipping, something minimal. So I sampled the product, determined after opening it what garbage it was and called up and said I didn’t want any more, please cancel my order.
I was given a giant run around about what I had actually agreed to and how there was no way to cancel the order, go read the website. I said, “Fuck the website. I’m going by the terms and conditions on your advertisement, in my hand.” I was then told, “This line is being recorded so you need to use appropriate language.” I said, “Fine. That works. Here’s the appropriate language you need to hear. If you don’t cancel this order immediately I will go down to the District Attorney’s office and file charges for misrepresentation and fraud, and extortion. I’m taking the advertisement with me and you don’t stand a chance. Get me a supervisor.”
A few minutes later the person came back on the line and said that the order had been canceled. I surmised then and I surmise now that they were told to stand down when they got a credible threat. I felt sorry for all the other people who tried in good faith to do what I did and couldn’t, because they were bamboozled by marketing shills into believing that they were the ones who got it wrong and so they were forced to give money to Dr. Oz, month after month.
That one experience soured me on Mehmet Oz for all time. That happened about seven years ago. In the ensuing seven years, everything I’ve seen has only strengthened my distaste for the man, the same hyperbolic advertising for products that are Alex Jones level quality, and now his move into politics, predicated on him knowing something about the coronavirus. No, Oz knows how to grift and COVID-19 is a hook into that, that’s all that is going on here.
I hope Dr. Fauci does debate him and cleans his clock. Be careful what you wish for, “Dr.” Oz, you just might get it.