Darwin Award Winners take fish medicine, blame Trump

Darwin Award Winners take fish medicine, blame Trump

A couple of Darwin Award winners decided to self-medicate ingesting a fish tank additive intended to treat sick aquarium fish.  The husband died and the wife is blaming Trump.

She’s not the only one blaming Trump.  The news media latched onto this story like a tick on a dog’s back and quickly framed it as an indictment against President Trump’s “recklessness.”

Because apparently President Trump is out there encouraging people to ingest aquarium fish medicine.

NBC News sought out the surviving Darwin Award winner and she explained, “We saw Trump on TV – every channel – and all of his buddies and that it was safe.”

Really? Trump and his buddies said “hey, taking fish medicine to treat Wuhan virus is totally safe?” Really?

“I was in the pantry stacking dog food and I just saw it sitting in the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?’ And it was.” [Spoiler alert: No it wasn’t.]

Again, President Trump never said root through your cabinets and find fish medicine and ingest it.

He wasn’t talking about fish tank medicine at all.

It’s amazing that NBC News thinks this latest example of Darwin Award stupidity makes Trump, and not this woman, look like a reckless idiot.

Now, neither of the two geniuses was sick; that’s the most ridiculous part of the story.  They were perfectly healthy when they decided to dose themselves with fish medicine.  “Because Trump said!!!!”

She went on, giving the media the money quote they so desperately desired:

“Don’t believe anything that the President says and his people because they don’t know what they’re talking about. And don’t take anything–be so careful and call your doctor. This is a heart ache I’ll never get over.”

Again, Trump didn’t tell you to dose yourself with fish tank medicine, you idiot!

Yes, it is heartbreaking. But it’s a heartache of your own making.

I’ll tell you what, genius.  If President Trump “and his people” ever suggest we ingest fish tank medicine, I promise not to believe anything that he says.

The fact that the news media is actually promoting this story of two incredibly stupid people as a way to attack Trump is mind-boggling.

But it’s having the desired effect.

The ResistanceLOL is sputtering with self-righteous indignation because two idiots swallowed fish tank medicine AND IT’S ALL TRUMP’S FAULT!!!!

The media can now say, “We simply have to stop airing the President’s daily briefings because he’s getting people to poison themselves!!!”

Only he never ever encouraged anyone to self-medicate with whatever crap they find in their pantry.  He certainly never told them to ingest a freaking fish tank additive. And every person with six working brain cells understands that.

Which might explain why that gelatinous oaf George Conway doesn’t understand.

Again. President Trump (and Governor Cuomo) talked about promising treatment using hydroxychloroquine, not chloroquine phosphate found in fish tank medicine.

But these irresponsible assholes don’t care.  They want people to refuse to be treated with a medication that can save their lives because they want more Americans to die. All so they can destroy a President they despise.

And if that means airing the idiotic story of two Darwin Award winners, then they’re on the case!

Now do you understand why I say the news media is the one non-essential industry that should absolutely be shut down right now?

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11 thoughts on “Darwin Award Winners take fish medicine, blame Trump

  • March 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Not just shut down, but burned to the ground.

    • March 24, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      “It ought to be burned down and the ground sowed with salt.”

  • March 24, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Famous words from that wise character Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does”. Around here we call people that you speak of “lamebrains”.

  • March 24, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I’m having a difficult time figuring out how that Darwin couple made it into their sixties! My God, what gross stupidity!

  • March 24, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Not even the Babylon Bee could come up with this story. Stupid is high praise for those two. What next? Gargle with broken glass? It defies accurate description.

  • March 24, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Worse that fish “medicine”, this was fish tank CLEANER! [Fact check: No it isn’t cleaner. — Dianny]

    Darwin material all the way, God, what a dope.

    • March 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      The folks saying it was fish tank cleaner are wrong. Chloroquine phosphate is an anti-parasitic used to treat your fish. Since you can’t give your fish a pill or a spoonful of liquid, you simply pour it into the tank. (I used to have an aquarium)

  • March 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t know, I was wondering if she wanted to kill him off (and took a little herself to avoid suspicion).
    Women tend to poison, not shoot. And who’s going to question her about it?

    • March 24, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      Holy shit, I thought the exact same thing! Give him a lethal dose, take a wee smidge yourself to throw everyone off, then blame Trump. I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking that. But I’m cynical and suspicious by nature.

  • March 25, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Well, it DID prevent the old coot from getting the coronavirus.

  • March 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

    There was only one winner, the other was disqualified, she survived, pity.
    I wonder about all the people who don’t know how prescriptions work.
    She should be charged, it must be criminal to be that stupid.
    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

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