The latest round of covidiot straw-grasping is ‘with covid’ vs. ‘because of covid’. On FB last night, Kenney gaslighted the example of someone with a broken leg who turns out to have covid. Healthcare people—why might someone seek treatment and turn out to have covid? 1/4
For example, there are chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma that might be aggravated by having covid, even though the person is unaware they have covid. So they aren’t coming to the ER ‘because’ of covid, but it’s a contributing factor. That’s possible? 2/4
Now, especially, since most people can’t get tested, it seems like there are a lot of reasons a person might feel they need hospital treatment with no idea that they have covid. Kenney’s broken leg example is not a common incidence, is it? 3/ 4
Or, for example, I know someone who has been treated for an aortic aneurysm. If he caught covid and was coughing a lot, it might rupture. Covid would be a contributing factor, right? Their insistence that this is just a flu ignores that covid affects many internal systems. 4/4

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Ready for the lie-a-thon?
There are 62,733 confirmed cases. Highest ever and only a fraction of the actual spread, says Kenney.
We’re all eligible for 2 kits every two weeks—anyone with an Alberta Health Card. So where are they? Why did O&G people get dozens of those????
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Covid update starts out with Kenney congratulating himself on the economy. He has been practicing smiling in the mirror before the presser.
More than 30,000 active cases reported. Kenney says with a positivity rate of 30%, it’s actually much higher than that.
Kenney says they announced additional health measures before Christmas—no mingling, no dancing, etc.
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10 Dec 21
Alberta parents—you are going to have to take up the fight against the new curriculum even more than you have been. UCP’s latest smear against ATA was calculated to vilify teachers and turn the rest of the province against them, ahead of their curriculum being forced through. 1/9
If UCP succeeds in splitting the ATA and taking the disciplinary function away, they will use the government’s ability to discipline teachers to strong arm teachers into keeping quiet about how truly awful the curriculum is when they force it on your kids in the fall. 2/9
Breaking up the ATA was a goal in UCP’s founding policy paper. They have always intended to do this. The behaviour of the accused teacher is appalling, and no one disputes that. But the effort to make it seem like the ATA is involved in some nefarious cover up is calculated. 3/9
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9 Dec 21
So, the UCP MLAs who voted the way Kenney told them to vote last night are heading home to constituencies for the winter break. I hope their constituents will have a little chat with them and let them know what they think about their spineless corruption. #ableg 1/5
Kenney owns them now. They are over a barrel. Within the next year or so, their constituencies will choose who to nominate for 2023. If these slimy molluscs had spoken out last night, they would soon find their own nomination contest flooded with shiny new ‘memberships’ 2/5
courtesy of Kenney’s deep-pocketed, grifting supporters. If they don’t fall in line, Kenney knows people who will. Be quiet, or get booted off the gravy train. 3/5
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8 Dec 21
Madu is saying that just because he doesn’t like everything the government does (like health restrictions), that he would not bring down the government he helped to elect—this directed at the UCP members who oppose Bill 81 as is. #ableg
Does he think if UCP members vote against the bill, it will ‘bring down the government’? That seems extreme.
Madu says they have a moral responsibility to pass this bill because it will go against the Alberta Federation of Labour. It’s pretty obvious he has been directed to leave the mass membership buying thing alone, and he is obeying. #ableg
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8 Dec 21
David Hanson from Bonnyville says he had an amendment to propose, and they will not even get to it because of the filibustering and he will vote against Bill 81! Hanson wanted to be sure that those who had memberships purchased for them consented to this. #ableg
Todd Loewen backs him up on this and also points out that NDP brought in closure only 3 times (to limit debate) all the time they were in government. UCP has already done this at least 25 times. #ableg
Leela Aheer says the people in her household could buy 1600 memberships, for example. Any special interest group could come in and change the way a nomination is handled. Every single member “needs to know they are a member”. Especially if the vote is electronic with PINs. #ableg
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