New Zealand Prime Minister shuts down Covid denier: “Sorry sunshine, wrong place”

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/10/14/new-zealand-prime-minister-shuts-down-covid-denier-sorry-sunshine-wrong-place.html

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Sick burn.
“We’ve got someone who obviously got an education in America.”

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This is how the USA looks to the world now. A plague ship, teeming with ignorant, infected goblins…

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Avast!

I’ll be on the intensive care deck.

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They’re not exactly wrong.

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America’s greatest export is quickly becoming ignorance, cruelty and denial.

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Sunshine will no doubt post something about “HE DIDN’T ANSWER MY QUESTION! THEREFORE THE VIRUS IS A HOAX! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!”

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Good for him; stop entertaining ignorance as if it has any value.

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Correction to headline: that’s “Deputy Prime Minister.” The actual Prime Minister is 40-year-old Jacinda Ardern, who seems to be kicking ass and taking names on this pandemic.

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You sound a touch stern… nonetheless, I bow to you.

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Would that the media here in the US did the same.

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New Zealand is looking good to me.

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Not my circus, not my monkeys.

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In the US, freak shows have returned to the “circus”.

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How about just call his bluff: “Sir, we can infect you today as proof, come with me to the COVID ward at the nearest hospital for a delicious glass of fresh sputum.”

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It’s about time, really. America never was America.

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I’m just worried about when the bread runs out…

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SBS missed the follow-up burn. Truther was already over-long on time.

When the man attempted to respond, Peters told him to be silent.

“Quiet, we have manners at our meetings as well,” the deputy prime minister said.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make it so, though? I try to do what I can to turn the lie of it into truth, though it’s a huge task of dubious likelihood.

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