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Offline Peter B

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Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:35:41 AM »
https://au.yahoo.com/news/tv-host-says-hasnt-washed-hands-10-years-germs-arent-real-011455557.html

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A Fox News presenter claimed he hasn’t washed his hands in a decade because “germs don’t exist”.

Pete Hegseth made the bizarre claim to the the Fox and Friends audience on Sunday morning with a justification of “I can’t see them, therefore they aren’t real”.

Gawd, would he believe they were real if he looked through a microscope, or are microscopes just part of some liberal conspiracy?

There's obviously something to the Australian rhyming slang for Americans: Septics (septic tank > yank).

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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 09:56:37 AM »
Might be an antivaxxer also?
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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 11:50:13 AM »
Almost certainly an anti-vaxxer; the crossover between anti-vaccine hooey and a lack of belief in germ theory is of course enormous.

My political discussion group got very concerned about ever shaking this guy's hand, because particulate matter is a thing.  I actually speculated myself about what he does all the time, since I routinely wash my hands not out of a fear of germs per se but because I have something I don't want on my hands.  I bake, for example, and very seldom can you do that without getting dough on your hands.
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Offline Echnaton

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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 07:33:44 PM »
Apparently it is a dirty joke.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/11/fox-news-host-pete-hegseth-wash-hands-10-years/2835616002/

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Hegseth says the joke is a call-out to germ obsessors to lighten up. "My half-hearted commentary to the point is, we live in a society where people walk around with bottles of Purell in their pockets, and they sanitize 19,000 times a day as if that’s going to save their life," he said. "I take care of myself and all that, but I don’t obsess over everything all the time."

I'm prone to saying weird things with a straight face too. But it is kind of strange to see people on TV be so gross. 
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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if he was lying now.
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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 07:14:12 PM »
https://au.yahoo.com/news/tv-host-says-hasnt-washed-hands-10-years-germs-arent-real-011455557.html

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A Fox News presenter claimed he hasn’t washed his hands in a decade because “germs don’t exist”.

Pete Hegseth made the bizarre claim to the the Fox and Friends audience on Sunday morning with a justification of “I can’t see them, therefore they aren’t real”.

Gawd, would he believe they were real if he looked through a microscope, or are microscopes just part of some liberal conspiracy?

There's obviously something to the Australian rhyming slang for Americans: Septics (septic tank > yank).

So what you're saying is he doesn't wash his hands because doing so would be antiseptic.

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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 01:09:33 PM »
There's obviously something to the Australian rhyming slang for Americans: Septics (septic tank > yank).

So what you're saying is he doesn't wash his hands because doing so would be antiseptic.
Groans- don't give up your day job...

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Offline Peter B

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Re: Ugh, please tell me this is a joke...
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 10:01:16 AM »
There's obviously something to the Australian rhyming slang for Americans: Septics (septic tank > yank).

So what you're saying is he doesn't wash his hands because doing so would be antiseptic.
Groans- don't give up your day job...

(waves hi to PeterB, long time no see, Boppa from SSSF)

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G'day! Long time no hear.

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