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Does anyone really know who wr the Republican tax “reform” bill? When we finally saw a version of that monstrosity — just days before the Senate GOP caucus rammed it through without hearings — it looked like something scrawled on toilet paper with a crayon.

But the writers at Funny Or Die have their own view of the tax bill’s literary origin. It’s creepy enough to be plausible. And the concluding photograph of the Republicans celebrating at Mar-A-Lago is even scarier when you remember that these people aren’t just characters in a horror movie.

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Marchers at January 22 anti-vaccination demonstration in Washington, D.C>

Back when it was first gaining traction in the 1990s, the anti-vaccination movement was largely considered a far-left thing, attracting believers ranging from barter-fair hippies to New Age gurus and their followers to “holistic medicine” practitioners. And it largely remained that way … until 2020 and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington, D.C., however, showed us, there’s no longer anything even remotely left-wing about the movement. Populated with Proud Boys and “Patriot” militiamen, QAnoners and other Alex Jones-style conspiracists who blithely indulge in Holocaust relativism and other barely disguised antisemitism, and ex-hippies who now spout right-wing propaganda—many of them, including speakers, encouraging and threatening violence—the crowd at the National Mall manifested the reality that “anti-vaxxers” now constitute a full-fledged far-right movement, and a potentially violent one at that.

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