“Politics at its worst”: Spencer Fernando on Erin O’Toole

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Spencer Fernando (@SpencerFernando on Twitter) joined Ezra to talk about the Conservative Party’s election strategy.

Here’s a bit of what Spencer had to say:

“The thing with O’Toole is he completely buys into the Liberal world view, and then wants to make a few tweaks. And I think that’s the problem he has, right?

“So he’s constantly apologizing for the Conservative Party. He’s constantly saying he needs to change. He moves all the policy towards the Liberals, and towards the left, and he’s obviously going to keep doing that, right?

“So the carbon tax — I mean, it’s not courageous to betray a promise and a pledge you’ve made to multiple people, multiple organizations — things you said in the leadership race, betray your membership, you know, lie to people.

“There’s nothing courageous about that.”

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Spencer Cox, Utah governor, questions effectiveness of masks against delta variant

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox cast doubt on the efficacy of mask-wearing Tuesday as health leaders made some of their most impassioned pleas yet for state residents to mask up and get vaccinated.

Cox, a Republican, said his administration is encouraging people to wear masks but said it is unclear whether they are effective against the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.

“Masks are not as effective as most of the pro-mask crowd are arguing,” Cox told reporters at a news conference. “We know that they’re just not.”

Cox offered no specific evidence to support his assertion, and his comments contradicted public health experts as well as statements Utah’s state epidemiologist Dr. Michelle Hofmann made a few minutes earlier earlier at the same news conference. State hospital leaders made emotional pleas for vaccinations and universal masking to prevent the state’s ongoing COVID-19 surge.

“There will be enduring harm to our children and generations to come if we do not stop the divisiveness around the things we know work like masks and vaccines,” Hofmann said. “We know the path to healing is the end of this pandemic, and it hasn’t ended yet even if we want to pretend it has.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July recommended that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status.

Hofmann said COVID-19 cases among school-aged children in Utah are 3.5 times higher than they were at the beginning of last school year, when masks were required, and that 39,000 children are projected to test positive for COVID-19 in September.

The governor has previously urged state residents to wear masks and has defended his administration’s decision to mandate masks in schools last year against parent protests.

Under a new state law, school mask mandates this school year are now banned, though students can wear face coverings if they or their parents choose.

Local health departments can issue a mask requirement for schools, but only with the support from elected county leaders, but some have been vocal in their opposition.

Grand County School District in southeastern Utah started the school year with a 30-day mask mandate for K-6 students, and Summit County has said it will require masks for children in elementary schools if infection rates go above 2%.

Vaccines are only available to those 12 and older.

Since June 1, hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients has increased by 342% and the number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs has increased by 330%, according to state data.

About 61% of Utah residents ages 12 and older were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, state data shows. Utah reported seven new deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 2,634.

Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, began his statements by explaining that he was in remission from an incurable blood cancer and immunocompromised, putting himself at risk by being at the governor’s briefing.

“I would normally avoid a group like this, but I’m here today because what we’re talking about is so important,” Harrison said. “By the way I hope that all of you who aren’t wearing masks aren’t carrying the delta variant because if you are, you could kill me.”

About half of the people inside the briefing room remained unmasked following Harrison’s comments, including Cox and Lt. Gov Deidre Henderson.

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Trudeau: “I don’t think about monetary policy” | Spencer Fernando joins Ezra Levant

“I don’t think about monetary policy.”

While it might have been an attempt at making an emotional appeal to show that he cares so much about the people, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a large gaffe on the campaign trail when he was asked about rising inflation in Canada.

In an attempt to point to his lofty, broad ambitions, Trudeau responded to a reporter’s question by saying “you’ll have to forgive me, I don’t think about monetary policy” before adding some empty platitudes.

Independent journalist Spencer Fernando joined last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show to share his thoughts on this head-scratching quote from the prime minister.

Telling Ezra about why he thinks Trudeau thought this was an appropriate response to the question, Spencer said:

He thinks he’s going to get political credit for just spending a bunch of money and I don’t think he really cares about the long-term consequences. He either doesn’t understand the impact of just throwing a bunch of money out the door has, or he doesn’t care. I suspect it’s a bit of both. 

Monetary policy must be a little too boring for him. He probably doesn’t even know that his government has to sign off on that deal.

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Spencer Rattler Leads The Latest Heisman Odds, D.J. Uiagalelei Is Second

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is the Heisman favorite a couple weeks out from the season starting.

In the latest odds from DraftKings, the dual-threat quarterback in Norman is at +600 to win the most prestigious trophy in college sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei is second at +750 and Alabama passer Bryce Young is third at +900. No other player is under +1000.

For the first time in a long time, it seems like we honestly have no idea who will win the Heisman. Rattler, Uiagalelei and Young are all serious contenders.

The first two men have a proven track record, and it looks like Uiagalelei is bound to be the next great Clemson superstar.

As for Young, he’s young and has never started a game. That’s a bit of a red flag, but his head coach is Nick Saban.

When Nick Saban is calling the shots, you’re always primed and ready for success.

As for Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz, he’s at +6000, which might be the bargain of the century. Keep doubting us, my friends! Keep doubting!





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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gets letter asking him to change ‘foul, dirty’ last name

What’s in a name?

For one Utah resident who wrote a letter to Gov. Spencer Cox, quite a bit.

“I do not know if you know this, but when people say your surname it sounds like the word c–k. It’s obscene!” the Aug. 5 letter stated.

The unidentified writer demanded the 46-year-old governor change his “foul, dirty” name.

“Us decent people here in Utah will not stand for it. The honorable Republican party will not stand for it. Most importantly, I will not stand for it,” the letter writer continued.

The author insisted they and “thousands of other Utahns will be sitting in protest, not standing, until you change your heinous surname to something less offensive. This is a social justice issue and we will not be denied basic human decency!”

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox was asked in an anonymous letter to change his last name due to it sounding like a smilier profane word.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox was asked in an anonymous letter to change his last name.
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Cox, who posted a picture of the letter on his Twitter account, seemed bemused.

“Really grateful for the criticism and constructive feedback I get from constituents that demand I… *checks notes* …change my name?” he wrote.

The letter writer wasn’t happy with just protesting, declaring that if the governor didn’t give himself a new moniker, “we will assemble and do what democracy was made to do by recalling you from office because of your filthy surname.

“THIS IS THE GREAT STATE OF UTAH! We do not accept sick jokes to run rampant in our civil institutions. We demand a response to this letter and we expect to hear back from your office soon

Love,

A very concerned citizen”





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PFF Names Spencer Rattler The QB Of The Preseason All-America Team

More and more hype is growing around Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler heading into the 2021 season.

Pro Football Focused released its preseason All-America team Monday, and the man leading the offense in Norman came in as the first team QB. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

If you’re not paying attention to Rattler, then you don’t know anything about college football. He had a very solid season in 2020, despite the fact that Oklahoma had some unacceptable losses.

Now, the future first-round NFL pick is back after another offseason, Lincoln Riley will be dialing up electric plays and Oklahoma fans are going to have a lot to cheer about with Rattler under center.

He has a cannon for an arm, is incredibly accurate, can run with the best QBs in America and he has no issue throwing while on the move.

We all know you need a great QB to win a national title, and Oklahoma might have the best one in the country as we gear up for the 2021 season.

I don’t know if Rattler will win the Heisman, but he’s going to be in the conversation all season long. That much I know for sure.





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Liberals exploiting tragedy for political gains | Spencer Fernando on Bill C-36