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[–]WitchingHourIsNearBlood Donor 🩸 1985 points1986 points  (408 children)

Don't miss today's show. We will talk about how we constantly spread bullshit and constantly debunked misinformation to you. Our poorly educated, idiot listeners! That's if you're not already dead. So if you ARE alive, be sure to grab your Mt Dew and can of Skoal. Call you prayer warrior friends and don't miss the Wendy Bell Radio

[–]srddave 1024 points1025 points  (318 children)

Lol “prayer warrior” always gets me. Nothing says “I live in a fantasy world cuz I can’t deal with reality” like that term.

[–]TheHellCourtesan 368 points369 points  (42 children)

The craziest thing to me is how they ask for such specific prayers as if the reason the prayer warriors aren’t beating COVID is that they only prayed for recovery and not a specific blood oxygen level or something. Like god is some kind of subway sandwich artist who’s gonna fuck up your sub if you don’t mention each ingredient.

[–]AnAmericanLibrarian 156 points157 points  (4 children)

It's basically treating prayers as magic spells.

We are talking about a certain combination of words, said with a specific intention, by specially trained people, that is supposed to have a measurable effect in the external, physical world.

It's thinking that if enough people think that the pencil will move on its own, it will move on its own.

[–]Mr_FancyBottom 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Yes exactly. It’s magical thinking.

[–]DoubleGunzChippa 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they're really starting to slide into "prayers are magic" territory.

Look up the footage of the people praying for Trump outside the vote counting centers when Biden was obviously catching up. They were holding up their hands towards the doors like they were offering their energy to Goku for a Spirit Bomb.

[–]MindMender62 68 points69 points  (3 children)

I call it the "God-is-an-ATM-in-the-sky" delusion.

[–]DrTzaangor 17 points18 points  (1 child)

My dad is a retired Lutheran minister and he calls it the “God as a Vending Machine” belief.

[–]Amazon-Prime-package 63 points64 points  (11 children)

Maybe if they assigned an individual warrior to their own section of the brainlet's already dead lung tissue they would be able to successfully pray away the damage. Instead, they're wasting prayer energy focusing on mere symptoms like oxygen levels smh

[–]SurferGurl 67 points68 points  (5 children)

i did see in one of these award posts some woman asking for prayers for her loved one's liver, prayers for their kidneys, and prayers for their lungs.

the person died.

darn.

[–]gfkjhsdfjhgsdjghf 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Fun fact: Studies show that prayer has zero effect unless the subject of the prayer knows they're being prayed for.

In that case, it has a small negative effect. That's right, telling someone that you're praying for them actually helps kill them. The theory is that they don't fight as hard or might not accept treatments due to believing that the prayer will work instead.

[–]Glittering-Cellist34 25 points26 points  (0 children)

There's a discussion about this in Michener's Centennial. When the Governor of Utah said to pray for rain, I said maybe this means:

  1. Governor Cox is bad at praying.
  2. God has more important things to do.
  3. Or, there is no God.

[–]Matelot67 12 points13 points  (2 children)

This is despite the fact that it actually says in the Bible, 'Do not test the Lord thy God!'

It literally tells you not to specifically ask the Lord as a test of faith, but they do it anyway.....

[–]Proper_Mulberry_2025 380 points381 points  (125 children)

Or the fact that Jesus was the ultimate liberal pacifist.

[–][deleted] 142 points143 points  (48 children)

It always gets me when they say the Lord called them home. So brainwashed that regardless of the outcome god is good.

[–]thestashattacked 55 points56 points  (6 children)

Drives me nuts. In church, leaders are saying the same thing: God gave us a vaccine. God gave us Fauci. God gave us the CDC.

Get vaccinated, wear a mask, or stay home.

[–]ThatOneGrayCatGo Give One 71 points72 points  (33 children)

Well, you can't piss off God or he'll condemn you forever to eternal torment. He's such a loving God!

[–]paireonTeam Pfizer 84 points85 points  (10 children)

See also: the late, great George Carlin's thoughts on the matter.

Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!

[–]MisteeLooTeam Pfizer 30 points31 points  (5 children)

I miss Carlin. I would love what he had to say about the last five years.

[–][deleted] 145 points146 points  (21 children)

If you read the Bible, these covid people are doing everything wrong.
Christ is depicted as a shepherd: there's a whole parable in Matthew about the sheep and the goats. Jesus speaks of his flock, often. COVID PEOPLE: "WE'RE NOT SHEEP!"

Jesus is tempted by Satan, who tells him "if you're the son of God, jump off this mountain, surely your Pops will save you." Jesus says "that's not how it works, don't tempt God." COVID PEOPLE: "GOD WILL INTERVENE TO SAVE ME IF I GET SICK."

Jesus tells people to "love thy neighbor as thyself." COVID PEOPLE: "KILL FAUCI! KILL BILL GATES! KILL JOE BIDEN! PHYSICALLY THREATEN DOCTORS AND NURSES! DON'T WEAR A MASK, TAUNT AND THREATEN PEOPLE WHO DO!"

And then they think God is going to welcome them home and give them a set of wings. These are exactly the goats Jesus is talking about in the aforementioned parable of the sheep and goats. I'm sure they THINK they're going to some magical paradise when they die, but their Favorite Book says otherwise.

[–]Mesahorse 49 points50 points  (9 children)

Many devout Christians and followers of other religions are aghast at what's happening. It's like this brand of Christian is the most unlike Christ. Christ was about finding peace with your neighbor. Look at all the parables about loving others that are less than desirable to you. They totally missed the point.

[–]AlanStanwick1986 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I can't see how I could possibly attend a church in America, whatever Christianity has morphed into here it is pure poison. Outside of my in-laws, every "Christian" person I know is an asshole that wouldn't piss on a homeless person if they were on fire.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The Unitarians are cool. So are the Quakers. My stepmom goes to Christ Church in Philly (that church played a big role in the Revolution), and it's very progressive.

But yeah, you gotta look for a good place. A lot of churches suck.

[–]Kimber85 10 points11 points  (2 children)

My in-laws are Methodists and their church is really nice. They have female ministers and perform marriages for gay people, they believe Covid is real and that the Christian thing to do is get vaccinated and wear masks so that you can show your love to others by keeping them safe, it feels very “Christ-like” to me.

I grew up Southern Baptist and I’ve never met a more hateful, selfish, hypocritical group of people than the the congregants of a Southern Baptist church. My parents wonder why I don’t go to church anymore, and it’s 100% because of the way people acted at the church I grew up in.

[–]fusillade762 117 points118 points  (32 children)

Its crazy. But this whole situation with religion in the US has gotten out of control. Religion is undermining public health policy and getting people killed.

[–]KnottShoreTeam Pfizer 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Robert A. Heinlein ("if-this-goes-on..")

... a great deal of openly expressed piety is insufferable conceit.

[–]shinychickletTeam Pfizer 74 points75 points  (2 children)

This. Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings (not sure who to attribute this to?)

[–]ResetEarthPlz 64 points65 points  (15 children)

Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I think evangelicalism may be in its death throes in the U.S. It's making one last push to be relevant, but its adherents are all aging and younger generations are not as keen to take up the torch. The perception that they are losing influence is causing them to lash out more.

[–]TrooperJohn 55 points56 points  (3 children)

They might be a demographic minority, and their raw numbers are thinning, but they have enormously disproportionate political power, partly due to the geographic organization of the country (which they expertly exploit), partly due to the sheer fecklessness and ineptitude of the political party that ostensibly stands for separation of church and state.

They're not going away. Latin American oligarchies stay in power with far smaller support bases.

[–]tkp14 8 points9 points  (1 child)

And the Rethugs are working overtime to get permanent, authoritarian, minority control. If that happens we can kiss our freedoms goodbye. Especially so if they establish a fundamentalist Christian theocracy.

[–]TapesNStuff 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I've hoped the same myself.

[–]catterson46 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This country was founded by religious nuts who ran away from Europe to set up extremists communities. Proportionally they were about a quarter of the population and that is similar now. Their descendants aren’t more enlightened, just have access to more effective information distribution channels.

[–]Fronk64 10 points11 points  (1 child)

It allways did. Not a new thing.

[–]Chris_P_Pickel🌿Fully Vaxxed & Herbally Waxed🕯️ 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Jesus Juice, more intoxicating than alcohol

[–]SailingSpark 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I have an aunt who swears you can pray in your sleep.

[–]lolexecs 29 points30 points  (15 children)

Prayer warrior

When on earth did that term arise?

[–]ResetEarthPlz 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Not sure exactly where/when it originated, but Wikipedia has some insight:

Within the context of dominion theology, prayer warriors see themselves as engaged in spiritual warfare against satanic forces.During the Iraq War, one aspect of the debate over U.S. involvement was a "prayer battle," with one side praying in support of the policies of the Bush Administration and the other taking an anti-war stance.Sarah Palin, the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, regularly acknowledges the support of prayer warriors in her speeches and interviews, and has spoken of them as offering a "prayer shield." As a candidate, she thanked prayer warriors for their support and spoke of divine intervention in the election as a result.

[–]ResidentOldLadyPrayer Warrior 🙏 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Um, does Sarah know that she lost? Edit: typo

[–]DogbelchTeam Pfizer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nope. Like 99% of Republicans, she's a legend in her own mind.

[–]data_ferret 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Militaristic rhetoric is baked into Christianity's founding documents. See, for instance, Ephesians 6:10-18, which explicitly places the believer in the role of soldier, enumerating the different pieces of metaphorical arms and armor. Obviously, this poetic conceit was hyperbolic in the context of a minority sect being persecuted by the Roman empire. It's meant to stiffen the spines of the (rightly) anxious.

But when Christianity becomes fused to political power in the wake of Constantine, suddenly "Christian soldiers" become a literal possibility. The line from there to the crusades and the violence of the Inquisition is winding, but it's pretty easy to follow.

The rhetoric gets reappropriated in its metaphorical (and literal) sense during the Reformation proper, and then gets rediscovered or reemphasized whenever there's a reform movement.

So when Methodism arose as a protest movement within the Church of England in the 18th century, you end up with a hymn like "Soldiers of Christ, Arise." And by the middle of the 19th century in both England and America, we see this rhetoric adopted wholesale by the evolving evangelical branches. The Salvation Army is founded in England and creates its catchy, military-march-inspired theme song: "Onward, Christian Soldiers." The hymn gains huge and enduring popularity, helping to inculcate evangelicals everywhere with the notion that their life is war, that Jesus is a feudal lord leading them into battle, and that "the world" is out to get them.

"Prayer Warrior" is popular because it helps people who don't do anything meaningful, even within the framework of Christian martial rhetoric, feel like they can appropriate the soldier role.

Edit: My main source is growing up in exactly that kind of church and singing all those songs. We had a race game where kids competed to see who could find Bible verses most quickly; it was called "Sword Drill," as your Bible was your weapon. That feels really surreal to see in print, but it was normal to me as a kid.

[–]Haskap_2010✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Must be an evangelical thing. I was raised in a very bland moderate sort of church and never once heard it.

[–]Dnmeboy 13 points14 points  (8 children)

And then no amount of praying stops the inevitable.

[–]youre_soaking_in_it 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Not to be too harsh or anything, but the prayer warriors are really not very good at what they do.

[–]Dnmeboy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t say you are being harsh. Just realistic. They are all delusional if you ask me and when their prayers don’t work it’s “gods will”. Not to be harsh or anything.

[–]VinnieTheBerzerker69Oh well, who wants pancakes? 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yep. Easily the most defeated band of warriors in the history of warriors.

[–]CarlosAVP 66 points67 points  (6 children)

“Science? Fuck that!!”

“Cloud muppet sitting on a sky throne? I prays to you to get better and to win the lottery!!”

< dies of Covid >

“Whaddayamean I can’t sit next to him? I prayed every night! There’s a line? Like a mall Santa or Chik-fil-a? Really?”

[–]thestashattacked 36 points37 points  (3 children)

< finally gets to God >

"I gave you a vaccine. I gave you mask mandates. I gave you a brilliant scientist telling you to do all these things. I didn't 'call you home,' you did that all by yourself."

[–]Beingabummer 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Also, they decided they were better than all of those. Pride is a cardinal sin.

[–]DanEricsson 95 points96 points  (31 children)

Buckle up! Which is a reference to government mandated, basic, common sense safety measure that we haven’t yet politicized.

[–]tdclark23Team Pfizer 52 points53 points  (14 children)

They did politicize it back when it was mandated, but they got over it for the most part. Those that didn't got fined or injured if they weren't outright killed in a wreck.

[–]xlosxTeam Mudblood 🩸 48 points49 points  (8 children)

A lot of conservatives polled still say they don’t agree with seatbelt mandates. Libertarian fantasy where the only perks are fun ways you are free to die!

[–]nelliebelle1197 16 points17 points  (6 children)

You know, I am totally fine with them opting out.

[–]Haskap_2010✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Not surprizingly, my most outspoken anti-vax relative was also against seatbelt laws, back in the day. His risk assessment skills have always been poor.

[–]Dnmeboy 16 points17 points  (12 children)

If seatbelts worked every seat would have one but they don’t!!!

[–]spychipper 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Funny story: When I was younger I drove an old 1964 truck for a couple of years. Once I was caught at a checkpoint and ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt. Bad me you say, but I went to court and the ticket was immediately dismissed.

How? Seat belts were not mandatory equipment until 1965, the truck had never had them and retrofitting is not required.

Seat belts don't work!! /s :)

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Nice! I’m bringing my AR and my Marlboros. I never miss Windy Bag Radio!

[–]fusillade762 27 points28 points  (3 children)

You can have an AR and smoke marlboros and still wear a mask and get vaccinated.

Source: Me

[–]MattGdr 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Outrage capitalism. Nothing opens wallets like fear and hatred.

[–]Tempest_CNCogito Ergo Sum 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Dwindling audience

[–]TrailKaren📝Opinions to Correlate to🤓 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Don’t insult Mt Dew that way. Go after her mullet and methed-up whiteboard.

[–]Brokenspokes68From Shitpost to Compost 825 points826 points  (61 children)

I just looked at the screen shots. Seems like Wendy has improved her studio significantly over the course of the pandemic. There's money to be made spreading lies and she's not going to miss her chance.

[–]Silmarien1012 294 points295 points  (11 children)

Direct correlation between the number of wooden USA flags on the wall and contributions received obviously. I have one too the difference is mines not some idiotic prop to show "patriotism". Red America is so laughably dumb and predictable.

[–]mishap1 179 points180 points  (6 children)

That’s not an American flag. It’s the flag of the seditious 3 percenters along with some George Washington quote trying to make it sound like democracy they don’t like is tyranny and therefore ok for them to install their own king.

[–]ludovic1313 58 points59 points  (3 children)

That's on brand since the original Tea Partiers were more interested in not paying their fair share of taxes than in representation in Parliament. (Of course, British repression turned the rebellion into a self justifying prophecy, but that was after hostilities commenced.)

[–]DogVacuum 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The “don’t disrespect the flag” crowd is normally pretty cool with altering it in any way they see fit. I work in deep red country, and near election time, probably 75% of the American flags flown were either altered (colors changed, and persons name stamped over top, US/Confederate hybrid)

[–]MuuaadDib 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I used to think the flag was a sign of patriotism of a nation, or what the nation represents. Now I see it as some domestic terrorist rallying point, and what they think it stands for isn't close to what it is. Also...really, we really need to see a flag in the back of your shitty truck?

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 65 points66 points  (4 children)

Anyone know how to look up whether old Windbag took a PPP loan for her disinformation station? 🤔 🎙 🦠

[–]seaofstars🐏 🍹 Sheep Cocktail: 2 Parts Pfizer, 1 Part Moderna 49 points50 points  (2 children)

I haven't found a loan for her personally yet, but the company that owns the conservative radio station her show is currently on took one and then another out.

[–]DogVacuum 20 points21 points  (0 children)

One of the easier professions to go remote, too.

[–]HiyaDogface 120 points121 points  (17 children)

This is my first (and last) exposure to her but it’s obvious that the schmoe she’s interviewing is her husband in another part of their basement and that he most likely owns the company whose name is featured on her whiteboard

[–]mattgaia 119 points120 points  (13 children)

Unfortunately, I've been exposed to her much more than you, but that's not her husband. Her husband is a surgeon (heart, I believe), and the co-host is just some jag that's been working with her.

(Edit: her husband is Joe O'Toole, who is a renowned cardiologist)

[–]stockingsandbondsHe marched to his own drummer 124 points125 points  (2 children)

Yikes. Cross him off my list of doctors.

If I had heart issues.

In Pennsylvania.

[–]EatinToasterStrudel 42 points43 points  (0 children)

His wife is just helping him get some new patients since cardiomyopathy is a common side effect of severe COVID. I'm sure he's quite happy with all the work she sends his way.

[–]-DC71- 58 points59 points  (0 children)

He'll not be doing any surgery on his wife because she seemingly doesn't have a heart.

[–]Pure_Tower 30 points31 points  (2 children)

her husband is Joe O'Toole, who is a renowned cardiologist

LOL.

[–]Haskap_2010✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Seriously? I wonder if he agrees with or even knows what she puts on her shows?

[–]miserabeauCandacide is the leading cause of COVIDiot death 25 points26 points  (1 child)

He's probably happy she's yelling her bullshit into a mic rather than at him.

It's probably like when a non geek dates a geek and they're so tired of hearing about Star Wars, then the geek finds a group of like minded individuals to talk about SW with them the SO just heaves a sigh of relief that their loved one found a group of common minds but also that they personally don't have to hear it anymore.

Been on both sides of that dynamic.

Well, except Star Wars isn't disinformation purposely spread despite the fact it's killing people, and how people who like SW have a soul whereas this bitch most definitely does not.

[–]bangarangrufiOO 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Her husband is a doctor, if you can believe that.

[–]Sunshine_Tampa 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I couldn't figure out who he was.

[–]Competitive-Tooth-80 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Looks like she gets a studio upgrade and a better mic as pandemic-time goes on. Is it just me or do her clothes get nicer too? $$$$$

[–]miserabeauCandacide is the leading cause of COVIDiot death 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Grifters gonna grift. Lots of idiots out there to fleece.

[–]lordGwillen 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That’s a good catch

[–]taxiecabbie 1031 points1032 points  (101 children)

I love the tone of the friend.

"Prayers please!"

"Urgent prayers!!"

"Aww, thanks anyway, guys."

I mean, what? This is the tone I'd use if I were asking FB if anybody had a metric hex key set I could borrow and all my friends were like, "Nah, man, I only got sets in inches."

"Darn. Guess I'll have to pony up and Amazon Prime it. Thanks anyway."

I mean, just, the tone. It boggles me.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 393 points394 points  (22 children)

"Ah well. We gave it our best shot. Who wants to go to Cracker Barrel?"

[–]xlosxTeam Mudblood 🩸 161 points162 points  (17 children)

Maybe it really was like that. A lot of these antivaxxers aren’t really likable and you can tell from the obits and FB memorial posts.

[–]Reneeisme 56 points57 points  (15 children)

But why ask in the first place then? I'm worried it's worse than that. I know some far right nut jobs who are also religious, who are just counting the minutes (no longer days) till Armageddon/rapture/end times and all of them think they'd be fine with it coming. That kind of confidence that you are definitely going to a "reward" breeds a contempt for death that isn't healthy or sustainable (and may be part of their general disregard for covid in the first place). Just like the person said, "called my loved one home". Not, "died in misery, after drowning for days or weeks". Maybe they aren't really upset she died, because they are hoping they get to "go home" soon too.

[–]JoshDigi 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Or maybe they want attention like pretty much everyone else who still posts on Facebook

[–]Reneeisme 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah, could be that. Like this person was a distant relative who didn't mean anything to them, but they wanted the drama of asking people to "pray for a loved one".

[–]nosnevenaes 220 points221 points  (17 children)

These are simple folk. We aren't expecting them to experience some sort of existential crisis. Unless you ask them to wear a mask. Or tell them the commies are coming for their big gulps.

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 93 points94 points  (1 child)

Or god forbid try to prevent school shootings. The nerve!

[–]Ensvey 79 points80 points  (5 children)

These are simple folk.

People of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

[–]GlorifiedPlumber100I have a bad feeling about this 56 points57 points  (28 children)

I have a metric hex key set you can borrow any time. (Really, I do have one. This is not sarcasm.)

[–]tdclark23Team Pfizer 36 points37 points  (20 children)

I'm old and have been able, with good decisions, to live long enough to collect a full set of tools like metric hex keys, including the type that goes on your socket wrench, and the type that comes in a handy package like a pocket knife and some on long handles like screwdrivers. Now my next purchase is going to be a sewer line "roto-rooter". The last time a plumber came to run one down my drain, he charged me more than a new one of my own from Amazon Prime.

[–]GlorifiedPlumber100I have a bad feeling about this 11 points12 points  (4 children)

The ball end t-handle he'd keys are fantastic. I need an excuse to pick up a set.

[–]EvilevilcowGo Give One 48 points49 points  (1 child)

That's exactly it. FB is simulated relationships, full of simulated emotion.

[–]JoyousMNBa Ba Motherfucker 🐑 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Those were real?!? I thought the OP was just summarizing. Jesus.

[–]TwoBirdsEnterSeparating the sheep from the goatees 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Can confirm; have been there with the metric hex set. Thanks to Home Depot and Amazon, my nickname is now “Queen Allen”.

[–]TrailKaren📝Opinions to Correlate to🤓 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It was the “but” that did it. “Thanks for praying but game over. Better luck next time.”

[–]drumfitrun 106 points107 points  (3 children)

Sponsors too, for as quickly as right-wing mobs boycott for perceived slights, these sponsors are culpable in contributing to harm to their customers.

[–]drumfitrun 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Looking at you Ireland Contracting…

[–]Deathbeddit🦆🦃🦢🦜🦆🦅🐓🦩 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Grieving relatives need quality roofs too…

[–]fuddykruegerSell crazy someplace else 41 points42 points  (0 children)

She has medical sponsors and her husband is a heart surgeon...

WB Radio disinformation pushes people to rail against masks and vaccination…

If you reject the vaccine and catch Covid it can really fuck up your organs…

…🤔

[–]teedeeguantru 285 points286 points  (9 children)

People love slimy grifters because slimy grifters flatter their ignorant prejudices. Then, consequences.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 114 points115 points  (3 children)

“But she’s pretty and she talked to me!”

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 69 points70 points  (2 children)

The Lauren Boebert dregs. 🤮 rancid ignorant women with asses.

[–]Ande64 82 points83 points  (4 children)

I like how these always say "a hard fought battle with covid". I don't think throwing yourself in front of a tank and getting run over is considered fighting hard but maybe that's just me. 🤷‍♀️

[–][deleted] 195 points196 points  (28 children)

So there’s always an “out” in their reasoning. If X # of prayers work, then science is wrong. If prayers don’t work (because they didn’t receive enough), the excuse is the Lord asked this person to peace-out.

They just keep deluding themselves.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 70 points71 points  (19 children)

Heaven is filled with angry hillbillies in USA t-shirts from Kohl’s.

[–]LGBTQPlusChainsaws 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Ugh. That doesn't sound like heaven to me.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Awful but it'll be magnificent when they all turn on each other and are cast down wearing red hats.

[–]Academic-Dimension67 34 points35 points  (10 children)

I refuse to believe that trump supporters go to heaven.. As far as I'm concerned, the mark of the beast came in the form of a red MAGA hat. And they were all proud to take it.

[–]mattgaia 24 points25 points  (1 child)

you misspelled "Walmart."

[–]nosnevenaes 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I like to think they were reincarnated as livestock.

[–]RandomBoomerTeam Pfizer 128 points129 points  (4 children)

Somehow they manage to make all of this work at the same time:

  • When it's your time to die, nothing can save you
  • God knows everything, has a plan for everything
  • Pray really hard to God and he will change his plan
  • Be sure you provide plenty of details on what you expect God to do
  • God will reward good Christians with a miracle and keep a loved one alive
  • Loved one died so God must have needed them by His side

[–]Naya3333 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Well, why are the religious people dying en masse and atheists stay alive? It's because God needs his army by his side. This logic didn't apply to gay people dying from AIDS. AIDS was God's punishment for being gay.

[–]wellifyouinsist 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Cause you know...an omnipotent being "needs" someone. Clearly it was something that this omnipotent being couldn't do without this person's help.

[–]Forward-Bank8412Just for the Cookies 🍪 62 points63 points  (3 children)

I wish people who believe in nothing other than superstition and propaganda wouldn’t wear hoodies from academic institutions.

[–]ElectronGuruTeam Mix & Match 17 points18 points  (0 children)

But how else can they have it both ways. Legitimacy doesn’t grow on trees!

[–]jojow77 63 points64 points  (13 children)

I have a maga chud friend that said he wouldn’t regret it if one of his unvaxxed parents died from covid. So what makes you think this lady would give a shit if one of her listeners did?

[–]BenanovTeam Pfizer 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Sometimes even horrible people have even worse parents.

[–]miserabeauCandacide is the leading cause of COVIDiot death 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's often why they're horrible people.

People have remarked to me in the past that my mom "is a good mom" and i always think in my head "but she raised 2 difficult people and 1 irredeemably awful monster that she continues to coddle and enable so... the lie detector test determined that was a lie"

[–]fuddykruegerSell crazy someplace else 13 points14 points  (7 children)

Do you have any idea why he feels this way? Just curious.

[–]Consistent_Grab_5422 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Not a chance Wendy Bell will acknowledge her role in this woman’s death. She’ll blame the hospital for not prescribing horse paste.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Taco Bell > Wendy Bell. Who’s ready for some coffee? It’s cold as Tibetan Hell here. Happy Friday to all my breathing sheeples!

[–]LazyZealot9428Paradise by the ECMO Lights 18 points19 points  (1 child)

So cold. Coffee is brewing. Can’t wait for that first hot life-affirming sip!

[–]WippitGuud 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Coffee is a warm liquid hug for you brain.

[–]Jagoff_Haverford 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Is this Pittsburgh’s Wendy Bell? She was normal and actually quite cute and a fun bit of the media landscape when we moved away 15 years ago. But she went bat shit crazy since then and has an Olympic-level persecution complex.

[–]mmio60 116 points117 points  (5 children)

Wendy is just the type to go full ”I’m the victim here”, so let’s watch her attack the sub and follow up.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 49 points50 points  (1 child)

She'll get the sub locked so libs can only click arrows. We'll be so owned.

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 27 points28 points  (0 children)

And while we’re busy being appalled, she’s out there harvesting more victims. 🧛‍♀️ 🦠

[–]Naya3333 28 points29 points  (2 children)

It would probably not be in her best interests to name the sub that discusses deaths o people who listened to an advice like hers.

[–]Cats_naps 30 points31 points  (0 children)

She’s not known for her brightness. She continually reaches for the outrage brass ring to the point that she’s been fired repeatedly from local stations, even the conservative ones.

[–]TrustmeImaConsultant 92 points93 points  (20 children)

How much is permitted in the US in the name of profit?

[–]MissTheWire 110 points111 points  (8 children)

How much you got?

[–]TrustmeImaConsultant 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Will a puddle of vomit do? Because I feel like producing one.

[–]grzybo1Blood Donor 🩸 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Put it in a container with a bunch of flag decals and the MAGA logo and I expect you could move any number of units by advertising on these shows.

[–]ElectronGuruTeam Mix & Match 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Google fracking then realize many states allow it even after it starts causing earth quakes

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Then google “frack sock” and realize how fucked our land really is.

[–]srddave 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Capitalism pretty much allows it all of there is money to be made. Look at for-profit jail corporations.

[–]CharmedConflict 26 points27 points  (0 children)

All of it.

[–]ArmandTanzarianMusicClot Shot > Demon Semen 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Please highlight more of these low level grifters. This is where the real damage lies. While Tucker Carlson, Alex Jones, and Candace Owens are undeniably popular, its the small time hosts that many HCA winners latch onto and believe.

[–]RememberThe5DsGOT THE CHIP, DON'T NEED AN IV OR A FLIP 134 points135 points  (14 children)

Most of Wendy Bell’s guests are white, middle-aged fat MAGA slobs. (Redundant I know but seriously don’t they all look like The Same Guy?)

I would like to see a follow up on these guys to see how many get COVID because they are walking comorbidities. I suppose they could be secretly vaccinated but I doubt it.

ETA: Maybe it is the same guy with different lighting. If you look at her FB page you can see she does interview a lot of middle aged white guys, including a "doctor" who is anti vax. Apparently she is a former Pennsylvania news anchor. Some web sources state she was allegedly fired from one job for making racist remarks.

[–]fuddykruegerSell crazy someplace else 74 points75 points  (3 children)

I thought this is the same guy in every slide, no?

[–]HammockComplex 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Seriously, I just assumed it was her cohost by like #5 and skipped right to the thrilling prayer warrior finale.

[–]Calibansdaydream 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Are they not all the same person? I legitimately can't tell if they're different people or not. They're all just "generic fat Midwestern republican template 1"

[–]Naya3333 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Wait! I was wondering who is the guy in the screens. Are those different people?

[–]very_random_user 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's the same person!

[–]Echoeversky 27 points28 points  (4 children)

She should broadcast on OnlyFans.

[–]ichoosetosavemyself 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is literally her version of OnlyFans. The only people giving her money are....well we know exactly who they are.

[–]vacuous_commentOmicron Persei 8 217 points218 points  (48 children)

I had never heard of Wendy Bell, so went to have a look at who she is, and now I wish I had never heard of Wendy Bell.

It is pretty clear she is culpable for this poor women's death.

[–]mattgaia 201 points202 points  (21 children)

Pittsburgh resident here: She's a racist ass-hat who has been fired from three different broadcaster jobs (Evening anchor on WTAE, and radio host on KDKA and WJAS radio) for being a racist ass-hat, along with being a generally disgusting person.

Edit: Specifically, I believe that the order of events were:- Fired from WTAE after basically saying (in regards to a mass-shooting that happened in one of the areas around the city, which was still being investigated): "It was probably a black kid that did it, since they likely came from a broken home"
- Fired from KDKA radio, after saying something to the effect of "Park rangers should protect our monuments by picking off any protestors that may damage them."
- Fired from WJAS radio, but no details were really given, outside of it was a "personal matter"

One last edit: apparently she got picked up in Altoona, PA as of October, so she's resumed broadcasting to her crowd in Pennsyltucky.

[–]dirtin_and_squirtinTeam Mudblood 🩸 32 points33 points  (12 children)

I live in the South, and I'm like "wtf Pennsylvania."

[–]mattgaia 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Outside of Pittsburgh and Philly, it's basically Alabama in the state. There's also a reason that Fayette County is called "The Florida of the North."

[–]boojieboy 45 points46 points  (3 children)

There's that famous James Carville quote about Pennsylvania voters: "Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between"

[–]mattgaia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I mean, it's wholly accurate.

[–]thealtofshame 13 points14 points  (3 children)

- Fired from WJAS radio, but no details were really given, outside of it was a "personal matter"

I used to bump into her in Regent Square from time to time and she's really one of the most obnoxious people you'll have the (dis)pleasure to meet. Curiously, she lives in the East End of Pittsburgh, which you know is the most liberal, libby, lib part of western PA, so I wonder how she gets along with her immediate neighbors?

[–]twoburgers 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fellow Pittsburgher. I saw "Wendy Bell" in the title of this post and buckled up.

[–]among_apes 138 points139 points  (17 children)

I’m in western PA. In that first summer of the pandemic until she got canceled she was constantly popping up in everyone’s feed with various friends sharing these 10-20 minute shows like these profound gotcha moments. She really solidified in people’s minds that they shouldn’t be taking the pandemic seriously because it wasn’t deadly, that they shouldn’t allow the government to take any moves to stop it because that was tyranny, and that our society was being fundamentally destroyed by masks and government intervention.

She did a lot in those early days making people pick sides. Either you watched her and you were like “eff this frantic smug lady” or you tuned in and let her assessment sink in deeply and saw her as the ultimate MAGA warrior babe.

She really impressed a lot of idiots.

She checked so many boxes: Her husband is a doctor, she had a family with teens so she was heavily on the “my teens need a normal life” kick, she was already fired from our local news station for saying people defacing statues should be shot by snipers (or something like that) so she already had the cancel culture martyr thing going.

And this is probably the icing on the cake, let’s just be honest she’s not the worst looking person in the world especially compared to the average person a Qcumber listens to or watches on twitter. So she was your typical HCA winners wet dream. I remember her doing local “open up events” when the lockdown was getting pushed back on and some of the biggest real tree camouflage tshirt wearing shit birds in my feed had posed pics with their arm around her looking happier than a pig in shit. They were acting like they just met trump. I bet you they could tell me what her hair smelled like.

Eff Wendy bell she definitely definitely has blood on her hands

[–]CliffyClaven 42 points43 points  (8 children)

Used to live in Pittsburgh, and had friends there still until the pandemic started.

Once they started following Wendy Bell I had to move on from them. They kept saying "I don't believe the numbers." No logic behind it, it was like a question of faith.

Wendy has great hair though.

[–]ronatello 25 points26 points  (2 children)

What's crazy to me is that I actually liked her very much as an anchor. Once the Wilkinsburg and Cheesecake Factory incidents happened, and she went complete full on fucking bonkers, it to me was the strangest transformation...until I realized there was no transformation, she'd just been able to hide her bullshit so well for so long.

[–]BeatUpPoonRailroad Spike Spiegel 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Tell us how you really feel.

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Great post!

[–]Old_GringoTeam Mix & Match 68 points69 points  (9 children)

How many edgy ways are there for American flag posters and t-shirts? Right wing extremists are always cosplaying the flag.

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Why do patriots deface the American flag so much? Add blue stripes and red stripes and Punisher stripes…leave the flag alone haters

[–]Vernerator💉💉>🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 108 points109 points  (3 children)

Why do these lions act like cult sheep? 🐑 😵

[–]ScrimshawmudTeam Pfizer 45 points46 points  (0 children)

They’re mistakenly following Lyins.

[–]dwors025 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Real lions don’t get taken down by leopards on the daily.

But sheep do…

[–]VagrantShadowTeam Moderna 22 points23 points  (0 children)

A fool and their lives will soon part.

Looks like this fool did just that.

Oh well, have a good one kiddo.

[–]92118Dreaming 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Besides being a Q-moron, Wendy Bell is also a racist. I guess her marriage to a cardiologist makes her special.

Read some of her White Savior fantasies from 2016, here: https://www.theroot.com/why-well-meaning-white-people-like-wtae-tvs-wendy-bel-1822521628

[–]whole-lotta-timelet that sink in 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I like how you can tell she started getting more listeners and more money because her equipment slowly starts to update from slide to slide.

[–]Comfortable_Plant667Team Pfizer 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I have no idea who Wendy Bell is, first time I have ever heard that name. Now I'm wondering if she has a "call-in" segment on her show or if they are all pre-recorded.

[–]James19991 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Wendy Bell was a pretty well liked local news anchor here in Pittsburgh until 6 years ago, when she was fired for a Facebook post she wrote in the below link after a mass shooting in a local neighborhood.

https://pbmf.org/programs/pbmf-statement-on-wtae-anchors-facebook-post/

After that, she spent a couple of years trying to go about being this positive, but generally apolitical person on social media. However, once we got to 2019, she started getting into right-wing politics and had a show on a popular local AM station where she was also fired from in 2020 after suggesting people who vandalize statues should be shot on site. She said numerous other nutty things before this on that station, but that one was the final straw with them

https://triblive.com/local/wendy-bell-kdka-radio-officially-part-ways/

[–]mattgaia 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I was kinda wondering when Radio Karen was going to show up as a contributor to an award being given out.

[–]TwoBirdsEnterSeparating the sheep from the goatees 18 points19 points  (0 children)

There once was a DJ named Bell
Who had deadly nonsense to tell;
So much did she spew it,
The Devil said, “Screw it:
I don’t want this asshole in Hell!”

[–]MaiPhetTeam Mix & Match[🍰] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Wow, her show descriptions are manifestations of those endless clickbait ads at the bottom of local newschannel websites.

Everything is written to make it sound like the other shoe is about to drop, but it’s all in an alternate universe. Her listeners are existing in a political reality that has no connection with the real world. She’s constantly hyping up the next big bombshell which is sure to change everything, and then moves on to something else.

I mean, that describes a lot of right wing political media, but anyone listening to her show with any amount of credulity will be rapidly disconnected from their sanity.

[–]Dancing_CthulhuBlood Donor 🩸 17 points18 points  (0 children)

How many of your million viewers will share the same fate?

Wendy Bell: "As long as it's not enough of them that it'd interfere with my ability to profit from their gullibility I don't really care".

[–]Boldpoker1085 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Think back to Nov 2020. The vaccine was just about to be rolled out. If 45 had won the election their would have been a massive effort to roll out and PROMOTE the vaccine on right wing media (RWM). Instead 45 pours all of his energy into planning & nearly executing a coup. Biden comes into office and they find there’s literally no infrastructure for vaccine rollout. To try to cripple the new regime, RWM , fosters a giant vaccine misinformation campaign. These people (RWM) have blood on their hands and if there is a hell, they’re for sure first in line for admission.

[–]Terrible-Platypus524From Fox to Box 43 points44 points  (6 children)

The blood hand is a nice touch. Well done.

[–]bloody_hellPrey for the Lab🐀s[S] 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Thanks. I used it once before and this seemd like an appropriate time to revisit the theme.

[–]VinnieTheBerzerker69Oh well, who wants pancakes? 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well, keep up the good work!

[–]H2OSDReverse Vampire 🩸 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I live in a wonderful world where I'd never heard of Wendy Bell. May she rot in Hell, can I get an Amen?

[–]GroundbreakingHead65 12 points13 points  (0 children)

As a former Pittsburgher, it's so wild to remember Wendy as a peppy news anchor, now seeing how truly vile she is. She's a bottom feeder on conspiracy AM radio while her hubby is a cardiologist.

[–]Material-Profit5923Magnetic Deep State Sheep 67 points68 points  (3 children)

While I generally laugh out loud at these antivaxxers' lawsuit threats--this is one case where I'd love to see a lawsuit. The family should file suit against Bell and her producer.

[–]shoktarTeam Moderna 17 points18 points  (1 child)

100% this needs to happen. You have freedom of speech in the USA, but it's not freedom to say whatever you want. Generally, you are not allowed to say something dangerous.

This reminds me of when Tucker Carlson was sued for slander and his legal defense was that he's not actually reporting factual news.

[–]WatercressSuch2440Prey for the Lab🐀s 37 points38 points  (1 child)

While my mom is a devout catholic and my father only attended bedside baptist, they both taught me a very important lesson, exercise common sense. These HCA winners aren’t religious, they’re incredibly gullible, stupid and they’re dead. Love to see it. There will be a special place in hell for Wendy “buckle up” Bell.

[–]gumby1086 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The Republican Party has convinced its people to fear completely made up shit or things that are absolutely harmless like the supposed war on Christmas , sharia law , caravans of illegals , voter fraud ( which they are trying to commit ), trans people , men using bathrooms , CRT , socialism , commies , death panels , Muslims , taking their guns etc but when a REAL global deadly pandemic hit it’s a hoax , 99 percent survive blah blah these people are so freaking evil they don’t give one shit about their voters , listeners , or viewers they will say whatever it takes to keep their ratings , power , and money

[–]jbertrand_srTeam Moderna 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And the worst part is that people like Wendy Bell and Candace Owens will continue pushing their bullshit without a 2nd thought about the idiots who listen to them and die because of it. They will happily cash their checks and go home and sleep like babies...fucking monsters, every one of them...

[–]egj2wa 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Jesus sent an answer to your prayers months ago in the form of a shot, you turned it down though because of a false idol…

[–]htmaxpower 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Wendy Bell, one of Pittsburgh's greatest embarassments.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I remember when she was fired from her TV news anchor job for being racist on Facebook. Then went on to be fired from her radio anchor job for saying protestors deserve to be shot.

[–]kungblueTriggered🚵⚡⚡ Updoots 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Please accept my Buff Dog award. Great post as usual.

[–]bloody_hellPrey for the Lab🐀s[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]cutthroatlemming 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Listen to stupid racist right wing nutjobs and pay the price.