The Vaccine! Another Perspective

It is important to separate the science and biomedical research behind the Wuhan Flu (Covid-19) vaccine from the political ramifications of its use. I am confident of the research that went into it, I am confident of the studies supporting its safety and efficacy, and I am probably going to get it...eventually.

I think most of the non-political arguments against it are arrant nonsense, borne of an understandable suspicion of government and large industry, neither of which have covered themselves in glory recently. But facts are facts, and when thel arguments against it are based on ridiculous and embarrassing ignorance of the basic science behind mRNA vaccines and wholly unfounded suggestions of nefarious doings, we need to return to those facts.

At its simplest, mRNA is a xerox copy of a piece of DNA that corresponds to a protein. The mRNA goes to a cellular organelle called a ribosome, where the code for that protein is read and then the protein is produced. And then the mRNA degrades into its constituent parts. It is chemically distinct from DNA and there is no sane pathway for it to enter the genome. This is high school biology level. Nothing complicated. Certainly nothing new. And mRNA vaccines are the future, in part because they can be created so quickly. Just think about the scramble to make the flu vaccine every year. It's a guessing game about which flu strains will emerge, then a frantic push to make enough of it for the world. mRNA vaccines are more straightforward to make and as we have just seen, pharma can make a lot of them in a very short time.

But political arguments against personal use of the vaccine are another thing entirely. While I disagree with this gentleman's suspicion of the approval process, his points are rational and should be taken seriously.

Refusing the COVID-19 Vaccine: Vaccination, safetyism, and the art of the conservative virtue-signal

I believe that widespread immunity to COVID would be a good thing, if only to reduce the death rate among elderly people and other groups with special risks. I also believe that COVID would make me quite ill if I got it, although all of the data show that I would almost certainly survive it and make a full recovery. While I am greatly concerned about the willingness of governments across the country to enforce legally-questionable requirements like mask mandates and business closures, I personally don’t have any problem with wearing a mask (except mild annoyance at how it fogs up my glasses). I am happy that an effective vaccine has been developed, and I am proud that (as with so many great scientific breakthroughs) it was largely American ingenuity and drive that produced it. I do not believe that taking the vaccine entails any significant side effects, and I’m not with the crazies who think that Bill Gates is using it as a means to microchip us.

Nevertheless, I will not be getting the vaccine. To me, rejecting the vaccine is an affirmation of reason at a moment when reason is suffering a great deal of abuse.

It's a relatively long article, but certainly worth a read. As I said, I disagree with him, but he is making an informed decision based on his political and cultural analysis of the issue.

And then it gets really good, because he skewers the increasing tendency of America to be afraid of all risks, no matter how trivial and manageable.

Our response to COVID-19 is one example of a disturbing trend some have called safetyism: the idea that all of the inherent risks that life entails must be reduced, that state power must be mobilized to mitigate those risks, and that any intervention that reduces those risks to any degree is justified.
Let's be honest...the actions of government to minimize these risks are not predicated on concern for our welfare. It serves two purposes; to create a climate of fear among the people so they clamor for government intervention; and perhaps more important, the universal desire of those in power to exercise that power.

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1 Hello

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:02 PM (Dz5W3)

2 Two

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:02 PM (Dz5W3)

3 Excellent

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:02 PM (Cxk7w)

4 Heard 1 of the few out there protects against the new strain, of course they didn't say which one.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:03 PM (Cxk7w)

5 Too techy for me.

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM (AwYPR)

6 I'm waiting to see if my doctor recommends getting it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM (o4G4K)

7 Got my first dose at Walter Reed on Thursday. No real side effects but My schweinstock did double in size.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM (85Gof)

8 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (Zz0t1)

9 The same people bitching about the risk of the new vaccine will gladly sit there and stuff a Twinkie down their piehole.

Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (Ti+Tv)

10 Driving in a car has more risk than wuflu. Yet people still get in their car, drive (while wearing a mask) somewhere, and usually return home.

Whatevs.
I hardly care about the covids and the unmasking (heh) of the general ignorance and stupidity of my fellow "Americans." Always suspected, now confirmed.

Well, everyone have a wonderful rest of the Lord'sday. I'm out.

Posted by: Flyover. at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (Rbu5d)

11 Good morning. Sunday morning.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (L8ADy)

12 Safety:

COVID vaccine >> Chipotle romaine salad

Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2021 12:08 PM (Ti+Tv)

13 Don't know if it's still true, but last week in the LA and surrounding areas, so many health care types were passing on the vaccine that those in charge were re-working their distribution plan. 50%. Have no idea what the basis was - one could hope it would be along the lines of "FFS, the mortality for this is almost entirely for fragile people over 65, do ALL of them first, then come back to me".

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 12:08 PM (OTzUX)

14 Well the vaccine Nazis will require it to travel and most companies will require it to work. So theres that. Followed quickly by conservatives having to be branded to do either.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:08 PM (Dz5W3)

15 I'm waiting to see if my doctor recommends getting it. gets it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM
(o4G4K)

better?

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (AwYPR)

16 Got my first dose at Walter Reed on Thursday. No real side effects but My schweinstock did double in size.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM (85Gof


That right there is Marketing!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (axyOa)

17 I will not be getting the vaccine for Covid. Ever.

Nope.

I'll take my chances.

I've never had a flu 'vaccine.' Why would I start with this garbage?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

18 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (u82oZ)

19 I don't think getting the vaccine is what conservatives find so repugnant.

I think it's the lefty's idea that if you don't get the vaccine you're not allowed to buy, sell, drink, eat or go out until you get it, and then must have a barcode stamped on your face to prove you had it.

Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (YrtE9)

20 The people pushing the vaccine want me dead. That in and of itself is reason enough for me to want nothing to do with it.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:10 PM (G6uXV)

21 Got my first dose at Walter Reed on Thursday. No real side effects but My schweinstock did double in size.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM (85Gof


SURE there's a risk of death, but SHIT man....muhcock is HUGE!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:10 PM (Zz0t1)

22 I'm waiting to see if my doctor recommends getting it. gets it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 10, 2021 12:06 PM
(o4G4K)


Ask the doc in Florida how it worked out for him.

Oh wait.....HE'S DEAD.

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (Zz0t1)

23 "stuff a Twinkie down their piehole."

Adds Banana Twinkies to shopping list.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (qH6FZ)

24 * Does The Safety Dance *

Posted by: Men Without Chests at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (wEMgF)

25 One of the problems with politicizing "Science" is it is hard to discern which "set of facts" are the right ones, even for moderately "sciency" people. I have seen a bunch of scientists in the field (I guess, didn't really check their credentials) ... say the vaccine was developed way too quickly to be deemed "safe".

Still, it is maybe safer than the shut down, but now they say it does not cure "shut down", they still want to keep that punishment on the populace in effect. I'll wait a year and see what develops ... but I'm pretty healthy and isolated, so no big deal.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (Cus5s)

26 Safety:

COVID vaccine >> Chipotle romaine salad

Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2021 12:08 PM (Ti+Tv)

COVID vaccine >> Chipotle romaine salad>> Chipolte ptomaine salad

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (AwYPR)

27 You did a great job of outlining what we know about the COViD-19 vaccine.

Now do what we don't know.

Posted by: creeper at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (XxJt1)

28 My tin foil hat...They ask you what Political Party you most usually vote for and you get the vaccine from box number two, Saline water... If you lean Republican or Independent leaning Republican like me. If you say you love Biden, Nancy and Chuckie, Karmala you get the real stuff.

Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (yjJMG)

29 I don't see much talk in the CCP dominated media about the source of the virus.

Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (l3+k2)

30 The "vaccine" is beside the point. Whether the "vaccine" is effective or not, the question is, effective against what?

What are we trying to vaccinate against? A pre-manufactured virus that only exists because China created it, or a relatively harmless virus that isn't ANYWHERE near as pervasive or deadly as they keep trying to tell us it is?

People who want to genuflect before "science" are doing so, in large part by ignoring a SHITLOAD of science along the way.

But sure. "Vaccinate" against this virus. Go ahead. And "vaccinate" against the next one, and the next one, and the ones after that. Get your shots, take your medicine, do as your told.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (oQ94s)

31 * Does The Safety Dance *
Posted by: Men Without Chests at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (wEMgF)

Noice!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (x8Wzq)

32
Heard 1 of the few out there protects against the new strain, of course they didn't say which one.
Posted by: Skip


The report I heard said the Pfizer one did that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (63Dwl)

33 My pulmonary Dr.was the first one to get it in our fair town.
His picture was on the front page above the fold of the local paper. My first thought was "Work out more, dude."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (u82oZ)

34 9 Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (Ti+Tv)

A twinkie has a lot of provenance that while not ideally healthy it does not sterilize people. We are discussing using a poorly vetted "NOW NOW NOW!" vaccine for a "crisis" that is largely a rounding error on the actuarial scale. God, if He has a sense of humor is a mix of Buster Keaton and Rod Serling-Stone-faced and ioronic.

The people who b*tch the loudest about Tuskegee are wanting to use racial politics to subject themselves to be guinea pigs.

The punchlines can take decades to see.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:13 PM (Lzpvj)

35 Adds Banana Twinkies to shopping list.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (qH6FZ)

I thought Twinkies were extinct?

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:13 PM (AwYPR)

36 @Roy 12 Safety:

COVID vaccine >> Chipotle romaine salad

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I don't even buy romaine at the supermarket anymore after a couple bouts of Listeria a couple years ago.

And yes, I will be getting the vaccine,...eventually. Youngest daughter, who works in healthcare, got her first dose last week.

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at January 10, 2021 12:14 PM (DkHo+)

37 I'd rather do a Triple Lindy into an empty pool than take the vaccine.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 12:14 PM (axyOa)

38 I need the address for the new federal Department of Censory, I have something to say

Posted by: I can see the communism in your eyes at January 10, 2021 12:14 PM (VoKVv)

39 I thought Twinkies were extinct?
Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:13 PM (AwYPR)

No the mexican conglomerate that bought the brand name, brought them back to life so to speak

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:14 PM (85Gof)

40 I jumped on a group that I hadn't checked in a few weeks and an elderly RM is skipping all 2021 rides 'because of covid' Sighh. I'm not going to argue with the daughter who does the SM posting "cant they just get vaccinated?" They may be using the covid fear as an excuse, or be afraid of the vaccine or something. It is a lot of work putting on a ride, I don't think I'd want to attend one that some was guilted into doing versus wanting to do it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 10, 2021 12:14 PM (Aashi)

41 Niece is a heathcare worker - she was on the fence about getting the shot, for scientific reasons. Said niece also knows about and works with viable medical treatments and preventions for covid.

She finally decided to/ got the shot and now she came down with covid, and it was proven with a positive covid test.

So please, tell me again why I need a shot of questionable efficacy when there are medical treatments which work.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma, Empress Elect of the Universe at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (8/7u2)

42 30 Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (oQ94s)

The people who bankrolled this go to parties where they cheerfully discuss that "right sizing mankind" means there needs to be 200 million bald monkey types tops. They are not discussing letting people like me and you stick around. Never forget ALL of this is because we outsourced our gain of function research to a nation that practices routine infanticide, rape as a population control tool, harvests organs, and has created a demographic timebomb with their one child policy.

NEVER forget.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (Lzpvj)

43 Everything we plebs get it is targeted propaganda, of course.

One in 20 will die! Kids are vulnerable! Kids are not at risk, maybe! Lock up the old folks! Lock up everyone! Maybe you can safely go outside and to a store! And so forth...to recently ==

Vaccines are risky because of Trump! Vaccines are safe because of Fauci! You can only get a vaccine if... If you get COVID you may get brain damage, lose smell and taster forever - so get vaccinated! Well, maybe we can be semi-safe if we give people only one of the two shots...


Few statistics, or at least credible statistics are presented for any of the endless propaganda waves. What a frickin' mess.

Posted by: Gref at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (AMIL/)

44 I'll take my chances.

I've never had a flu 'vaccine.' Why would I start with this garbage?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

This. had a flu vaccine 5 years apart back in the day. Talked into it both times by the nurse at work. Both times, a week later I got sick enough I thought I'd die. Haven't had it since and I worked in schools where everyone got sick. Becuse they're petri dishes. No thanks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:16 PM (Dz5W3)

45 41 Posted by: RondinellaMamma, Empress Elect of the Universe at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (8/7u2)

for "the worstest disease EVAH EVAH!" that has a 99.5+% survival rate for non senior citizens.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:16 PM (Lzpvj)

46 Sad that I can't trust anything from anyone, including the scientific community anymore.

When the CDC calls racism an epidemic that is more dangerous than WuFlu you know society has pretty much fallen.

Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 10, 2021 12:16 PM (YrtE9)

47 I have never received a flu vaccine with the intention of getting it once I became a senior citizen which is right around the corner. That said I am not in opposition of any vaccines but just in favor my own immune system for those relatively low lethal diseases. I never thought that the Covid vaccine would prevent one from contracting Covid more than 50% but that it would reduce the symptoms that would allow the survivability to greatly increase. That's a win in my book.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:16 PM (2DOZq)

48 Yesterday I went skiing. I cannot remember the last time I saw the parking lot that full. The bar was packed with people. The rule in the bar is wear a mask walking in or out but no masks while at the tables. Which is hilarious but what the hell keep the county health Karens happy. Normal Saturday on the mountain.

This afternoon one of my kids has a dance thing. There are some restrictions like only 2 family members are allowed in the audience per dancer. And you have to wear a mask if you attend. But still the even is happening as scheduled.

Life is just going on more or less normally. Despite the local MSM best effort to still scare the shit out of everyone.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (G6uXV)

49 She finally decided to/ got the shot and now she came down with covid, and it was proven with a positive covid test.

So please, tell me again why I need a shot of questionable efficacy when there are medical treatments which work.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma, Empress Elect of the Universe at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (8/7u2)

Well but:

1) No vaccine is100% protective
2) She may have had it before she got immunized
3) You are not "theorectically" portected till after the 2nd dose

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (85Gof)

50
hey, we exist you know and we count too

Posted by: suicides and ODs at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (r4bSV)

51 -a nation that practices routine infanticide, rape as a population control tool, harvests organs, and has created a demographic timebomb with their one child policy.

Soon to be America.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:18 PM (Dz5W3)

52 48 Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (G6uXV)

That is inertia, it lasted in Ssoviet Russia until about 1925 for some folks.

It will not last.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:18 PM (Lzpvj)

53 I don't think getting the vaccine is what conservatives find so repugnant.

I think it's the lefty's idea that if you don't get the vaccine you're not allowed to buy, sell, drink, eat or go out until you get it, and then must have a barcode stamped on your face to prove you had it.
Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (YrtE9)


Good citizens get vaccinated. You... WANT to be a good citizen, don't you?

All your friends and neighbors and coworkers are good citizens. We don't want your kind around us, even though OUR vaccine would supposedly protect us from your infection. But really, we just want to do this for your own good, citizen. Hold him down, boys.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:18 PM (oQ94s)

54 I assume being a WASP male with no social standing it will be a long time until someone offers me the vaccine.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:18 PM (Cxk7w)

55 WuFlu is like an I phone

as soon as you figure it out

they bring out another model

Posted by: REDACTED at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (zZxh0)

56 I'll take the stupid vaccine for this insignificant virus if it gets me on a cruise ship without having to wear a mask or do any of the other useless corona hysteria bukkake theater.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (3AD8C)

57 For those of you that are switching to DuckDuckGo they are funded by very hard leftist venture capitalists (See Union Square Ventures political positions) Instead go to Mojeek.com and try to install it in your browser. I contacted Brave.com to make it one of the choices and don't know how to self install it.

Posted by: jeff at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (J2JqR)

58 Just think about the scramble to make the flu vaccine every year. It's a guessing game about which flu strains will emerge, then a frantic push to make enough of it for the world. mRNA vaccines are more straightforward to make and as we have just seen, pharma can make a lot of them in a very short time.
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Genuine question: if mRNA vaccines are all that, why aren't they using that process for the flu shots?

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (/669Q)

59 Have a healthcare working in the family and she is debating mightily about whether to get the vax. She is currently leaning towards no, even though she is at a bit of an elevated risk due to age.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (poEUH)

60 Thanks CBD. My own inclination at this point is to not get the vaccine, but not for political reasons and not out of paranoia that the mRNA type vaccine will "alter my genetic makeup" or "render me sterile". My rationale for not getting the vaccine is that I worked for 30+ years in Pediatric medicine, constantly exposed to every respiratory virus that was circulating in town. Early in my career I had frequent colds or flu-like illnesses, certainly including coronavirus strains. The latter half of my career I rarely got sick. My immune system has been challenged and responded and is demonstrably robust, so having the disease would have low risk of mortality and probably would give a longer-lasting immune response than the vaccine.
That being said, the further out into retirement I get, I would expect immune memory to fade and the need to induce a booster effect might be useful. I got the shingles vaccine for that reason.
Older folks and those with immune weaknesses or co-existing illnesses would be a better target population for the vaccine. Declining the vaccine for safety concerns minus any other elements of the risk-reward calculus is not a well-founded position.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (m45I2)

61 My first thought was "Work out more, dude."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (u82oZ)

Assessing the relative risk of things is extraordinarily difficult for many people. I wear a safety belt when I drive because the risk may be slight, but the mitigation of that risk is stupidly easy.


Fitness and diet are excellent ways to mitigate a substantial health risk, but can be a sort of pain in the ass, and require some dedication But compared to the risk of injury or death in an automobile accident? Far more important!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (xT2tT)

62 56 Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (3AD8C)

I will either take it or get fired. "Freedom", but wine moms can put people at risk in elementary schools. "White male privilege."

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (Lzpvj)

63 "It is important to separate the science and biomedical research behind
the Wuhan Flu (Covid-19) vaccine from the political ramifications of
its use."

Absofuckinglutely. What they're intending to do with these, politically, is evil.

Posted by: there are only three star wars films at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (EEVQU)

64 Reaching out across the aisle.

John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

Total denunciation of a despot's legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)

65 Youre better off getting a pneumonia vaccine and a
Shingles vaccine. Fuck COVID. It's the flu.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (Dz5W3)

66 Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:12 PM (oQ94s)

The people who bankrolled this go to parties where they cheerfully discuss that "right sizing mankind" means there needs to be 200 million bald monkey types tops. They are not discussing letting people like me and you stick around. Never forget ALL of this is because we outsourced our gain of function research to a nation that practices routine infanticide, rape as a population control tool, harvests organs, and has created a demographic timebomb with their one child policy.

NEVER forget.
Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (Lzpvj)

The population control people (reduce world pop to UNDER a billion) are the same ones pushing all this.

The. Same. People.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (oQ94s)

67 44

I went to the doctor last month. He was pushing the flu vaccine. I said nope I have never had one and I have also never had the flu. He shrugged and moved on.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (G6uXV)

68 Well, I gotta say the Lincoln Project guy is no surprise.

But, I mean, c'mon... If you apply for a job at LP, you know that gay sex is going to be a part of your daily life from here on out. Don't pretend to be surprised. You have less chance of sucking a dick as a starlet in Harvey Weinstein's hotel room.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (Bvn1K)

69 i got the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Next one is in about two weeks.
no issues aside from my shoulder ached for a day afterward- just slightly.
the shot itself was easier taking than the flu shot- barely felt it. i have numerous co-workers who have taken it as well.

I'll say this- i have friends who have had the rona and their reactions have been all over the board. my boss got it the worst- lost his sense of smell and taste for over 5 weeks; exhausted, lethargic, no appetite.

I get it that its a "new" mRNA but at the same time they have been studying this for a while. So, you have to weigh the benefits of potential lung and heart scarring vs. the vaccine not working, working as designed, or some other potential side effect.

It's a personal choice- and I will respect any member of the Horde's choice to get it or not. AS the libs say, your body, your choice.
Of course, we shall see how that adage plays out under a Biden Admin. Methinks it won't be as cut and dry as that.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (yx0HS)

70 John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

Shut up you fucking communist.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (2DOZq)

71 The same people bitching about the risk of the new vaccine will gladly sit there and stuff a Twinkie down their piehole.
Posted by: Roy at January 10, 2021 12:07 PM (Ti+Tv)



That's blatant Twinkieism!

*points*

Unclean!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (EERbD)

72
When the CDC calls racism an epidemic that is more dangerous than WuFlu you know society has pretty much fallen.
Posted by: 1776 in 2021


Is Pfizer working on a vaccine for racism?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (63Dwl)

73 I agree with him on saftyism, but its beyond that. We're turning our kids in to Howard Hughes, they are terrified to touch the monkey bars because someone sick might have.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (KZzsI)

74 "Better the evil you know" goes the old adage.

I believe I may have mentioned a time or two before that COVID is just an uppercase-decorated flu. I've never gotten a flu shot.

And I lived through the Thalidomide debacle.

No vaccine. No way. No how.

Posted by: creeper at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (XxJt1)

75 The sports media is in full on panic mode about covid. A handful of presumably fit and healthy test positive and the media starts shrieking.
I never read anything regarding how sick the infected athletes get.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (lgiXo)

76 How much is a counterfeit shot card with the embossed eagle and swastika and Joe's signature?

I'll take two please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (R/m4+)

77 Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:21 PM (2DOZq)

F'ing POS should be in jail

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (Zmnko)

78 I'm relieved to see someone write up a cogent piece (your linked article) that expresses exactly who I feel about the issue, even better than I could myself.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (V2Yro)

79 For what it is worth the use rate of the vaccine shipped to certain Military Treatment Facilities is way below anticipated use rate and much of the vaccine is still on the shelf. That is about as much info I can release

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (85Gof)

80 I respect that you may have some special medical/biological knowledge that the rest of us do not have which gives you so much confidence in the government and Big Pharma effort. I have none. However, I am dubious after being told by the government and its medical experts that:
-- COVID is no big deal vs COVID will kill millions,
--masks are not necessary and should not be worn so they are available for medical personnel vs. masks are mandatory for everyone for the foreseeable future,
--exactly 6 feet is sufficient to stop an air borne virus vs. studies that show air borne viruses can travel over 30 feet
--you must clean every surface constantly vs. COVID does not live on surfaces very long
--we must quarantine everyone because asymptomatic transmission is a huge risk vs. studies of millions which show asymptomatic transmission is non-existent;
--Hydroxychloroquine will kill you vs Hydroxychloroquine being used safely for over 50 years for other medical issues
--schools need to be closed despite the fact that deaths from COVID for 18 and under are virtually non-existent
I could go on, but I do not trust anything they say anymore.

Posted by: Ozzie at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (iOwhL)

81 "There are no historical observations or scientific studies that support the confinement by quarantine of groups of possibly infected people for extended periods in order to slow the spread of influenza."

From a paper in 2006 by a team headed by the guy who oversaw the global smallpox eradication project.

The massive, massive public health damage - and all the social and freedom damage - done by lockdowns is not based on anything. The disastrous gigantic global experiment has confirmed prior conventional wisdom - as expressed in the paragraph above.

Therapies and a vaccine can reduce death count/final score. Everything else, ceteris paribus, *increases* death count - which will be amply demonstrated when/if the current self-inflicted catastrophe ever ends.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (OTzUX)

82 Going to the hospital for a heart cath Thursday...going to the hospital concerns me more than the cath.

Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (AwYPR)

83 Youre better off getting a pneumonia vaccine and a

Shingles vaccine. Fuck COVID. It's the flu.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (Dz5W3)

Nope. Shingles won't kill you, so using the conventional wisdom around here, why bother? And the pneumococcal vaccine protects against a disease that kills fewer than 4,000 people/year.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:24 PM (xT2tT)

84
Waiting for 100....

Navy vaccinated me for everything. Don't feel the need for any more.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 10, 2021 12:25 PM (9GU9B)

85 She finally decided to/ got the shot and now she came down with covid, and it was proven with a positive covid test.

So please, tell me again why I need a shot of questionable efficacy when there are medical treatments which work.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma, Empress Elect of the Universe at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (8/7u2)

Just to be clear, a positive PCR test does NOT mean she has Covid.

I'm going to guess that a lot of people, even more than before, are going to test positive after getting the vaccine. I've not heard one way or another, but basically the PCR test is NOT supposed to be used to diagnose.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:25 PM (oQ94s)

86 The masks stay even if 100% of us get the vaccine because control and reasons and science and mostly control.

Posted by: Fortcoins at January 10, 2021 12:26 PM (nV60k)

87 I never read anything regarding how sick the infected athletes get.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at January 10, 2021 12:22 PM (lgiXo)

QED! Because that cohort doesn't even get sick, much less run the risk of serious illness or death.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:26 PM (xT2tT)

88 if you don't get the vaccine you're not allowed to buy, sell, drink, eat or go out

-
I know that this isn't the book thread but Revelation covers this.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:26 PM (+y/Ru)

89 I was classified as 1B and the vaccine became available to me last Monday. I got my shot on Thursday. It took ten minutes and everything is fine.

Will it really change anything? Obviously that's unknowable to some degree. At some point you have to, as they say, trust the science. I have prostate cancer and a somewhat compromised immune system (low white cell count) and so I took the shot, primarily because I don't want Covid on top of that.

But I can authoritatively report that I didn't grow a tail or become paralyzed or whatever the hell people are afraid of.

It's like a flu shot or any other booster, except you need a follow up.

Don't fear the Reaper.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:26 PM (6mvRv)

90 Article about refusing to take covid vaccine says that position is conservative virtue signaling, which is ridiculous. I know a couple of folks on the right who are concerned about vaccines based on Bill Gates blather, but the majority of people I know who are saying they won't take it are on the left. It is Trump vaccine after all.

Posted by: I can see the communism in your eyes at January 10, 2021 12:27 PM (VoKVv)

91 the touted 'success rate' of 95% was a measure of reduced symptoms, not prevention of infection, reduced emergence of side effects, or mortality

this is not a vaccine, it's an untested gene therapy, with a non-zero probability of affecting host genomics

BTW, the targeted 'spike protein' is from a class of proteins (syncetins) utilized by the process of normal uterine implantation, and placental development. Hence no pregnant women in trials. Target that useful function and you have infertility.

Finally, what do we do with CV 20 21 22 ....et al ? Healthy normal humoral and cellular immunity (AB's and conformal T-cells) will deal with infectious agents just fine.

Go check out the EVMS (Easter VA Medical School) for their simple, effective, inexpensive, therapeutic recs for prophylaxis, mild, and moderate symptom management Read, follow, disseminate.

Familiarize yourself with cytokinemia, and its' likelihood with either stab1 or stab2 .... and run the numbers of 'claimed efficacy' v survival rate.

An untested gene therapy so good it'll be forced onto a population where most 'victims' don't even know they had it ...

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 10, 2021 12:27 PM (jneVz)

92 I've had the flu shot after getting hit with influenza rather badly. Most of my co-workers and I are going to get this vaccine if it's offered onsite through county health, if only to avoid another round of quarantine because of contact tracing.

But at least one co-worker can't even tolerate the flu shot. I don't think there should be repercussions for not taking it. And so help me if anyone tries to pull a "moral obligation" argument.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 10, 2021 12:27 PM (/+bwe)

93 How much is a counterfeit shot card with the embossed eagle and swastika and Joe's signature?

I'll take two please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (R/m4+)

Quick, before Amazon bans them!

Can I get Prime shipping?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (oQ94s)

94 The problem is we cannot separate the science from politics anymore. "Public health" people have immolated their credibility on the altar of politics. Medical people who were clamoring for the vax first can't even get their cohort at a high enough uptake to keep the vaxxers busy.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (ZfRYq)

95 John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

Total denunciation of a despot's legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)

Confess! CONFESS!

Posted by: Vanya at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (gAFsE)

96 we have no data on covid deaths. The 350k number is complete bullshit since people who were shot dead and later found to have it are counted as Covid deaths. If 10k of that 350k is truly Covid related, it would not surprise me.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (G6uXV)

97 Posted by: Ozzie at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (iOwhL)

Those are political issues, and I agree with your larger point. That's why I said that we should separate the scientific from the political, and that includes the nonsense pseudo-science being spewed by government.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:29 PM (xT2tT)

98 Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riot to Kristallnacht

Your a fuckin idiot. I think spending time with the kennedy's rotted your mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:29 PM (85Gof)

99 Gateway Pundit- Alan Dershowitz thinks impeachment only pertains to a sitting President and not a ex-President.

Of course we are living in the laws are what the Democrats say they are so who knows but they will try it anyway. Because vindictive bastards they are.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:29 PM (Cxk7w)

100 A number of tour tennis players contracted Covid and are back on the court looking no worse for wear.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:29 PM (2DOZq)

101 what do you know
Kamala is on the next cover of Vogue

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 10, 2021 12:30 PM (r4bSV)

102 Follow the money.

Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2021 12:30 PM (l3+k2)

103 Muldoon - that's the worst limerick you've ever penned here. Er, typed.

I keed!

A question: a neighbor in the 'hood, young father, kid's nearly a year old, said he'd been "quarantining" the son since the madness broke out.

Isn't that, well, F***ING INSANE? Aren't the first few years of life boot camp/basic training for the immune system?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 12:30 PM (OTzUX)

104 I don't do flu shots.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (66BnU)

105 Wife's oldest daughter took a vaccine the other day. We're waiting to hear what side effects, if any, are present. It was the one that doesn't require the temperature control... I've no idea if that's Pfizer or one of the multitude of others.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (3H9h1)

106 100

Almost as if for young healthy people, Covid is no big deal. But lets close schools anyway just to be safe.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (G6uXV)

107 this is not a vaccine, it's an untested gene therapy, with a non-zero probability of affecting host genomics

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 10, 2021 12:27 PM (jneVz)

So the mRNA will enter the nucleus, uncoil the DNA, cut and splice itself into the DNA, then recoil it?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (xT2tT)

108 Nope. Shingles won't kill you, so using the conventional wisdom around here, why bother? And the pneumococcal vaccine protects against a disease that kills fewer than 4,000 people/year.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:24 PM (xT2tT)

Nope. Covid doesn't kill many either CBD. They just record it does. Shingles are agonizing. Pneumonia is the coup de grace for many who yes have other comorbidities like COPD but pneumonia gets them.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (Dz5W3)

109 Also - if you get vaccinated the public health people say you still have to social distance and wear masks.

1. Do they not think it works?

2. What is the benefit of getting the vaccine then?

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (ZfRYq)

110 98 Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riot to Kristallnacht

Your a fuckin idiot. I think spending time with the kennedy's rotted your mind
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:29 PM (85Gof)

He's not far wrong, just not in the way he means. Reichstag Fire would be more appropriate. He's in the right ballpark though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (lmikk)

111 I renounce Trump with all my heart, to all his seductions and traps, to his lies and facilities. I renounce every vice of sin, every slavery by my senses, every evil against my neighbor and me.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (+y/Ru)

112 John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

Total denunciation of a despot's legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)



Followed by show trials, gulags and mass executions.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (t8ef1)

113 If 10k of that 350k is truly Covid related, it would not surprise me.
Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (G6uXV)

I think a CDC report that was politically forced to be removed indicated only about 10k deaths were related solely to Covid.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (2DOZq)

114 John Brennan is a liar and a traitor who belongs in prison. Dude can blow me.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (6mvRv)

115 So the author is cool with wearing an ineffective mask, but is deferring on a possibly effective vaccine / gene therapy?

I'm convinced that Covid is a brain rotting disease.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (7HQsw)

116 What is the benefit of getting the vaccine then?
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (ZfRYq)

I get to leave work early

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (85Gof)

117 That being said, the further out into retirement I get, I would expect immune memory to fade and the need to induce a booster effect might be useful. I got the shingles vaccine for that reason.
Older folks and those with immune weaknesses or co-existing illnesses would be a better target population for the vaccine. Declining the vaccine for safety concerns minus any other elements of the risk-reward calculus is not a well-founded position.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (m45I2)

My "safety concerns" go no further than, I don't trust these people. I have no concrete evidence THIS vaccine is dangerous, and I don't pay much attention to the anecdotal "evidence" at this point.

I just don't trust these people.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (oQ94s)

118 > Nevertheless, I will not be getting the vaccine. To me, rejecting the vaccine is an affirmation of reason at a moment when reason is suffering a great deal of abuse.

So much this...The hysteria down here DeepInAHartODallas, is palpable.

Posted by: Rhubarb Ranch at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (N9/qT)

119 If I had told you one year ago today,

There will be a virus with a fairly low fatality rate. The government will use the fear of this virus to shut down schools, churches, small businesses, and will restrict your movement. The Supreme Court will rule that it's fine to open a casino, but not a church. Governors will crowd the elderly into homes where they'll die and be praised for it. Oh, and at the end of the year, Joe Biden will get more votes than any candidate in history.

You'd have laughed me off the blog.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (kTF2Z)

120 John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

Total denunciation of a despot's legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (+y/Ru)


Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, any of those guys and more would've said the exact same thing were they here today.

Good thing Brennan is an ex-communist or that might be a scary thing too say.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (EERbD)

121 John Brennan is a liar and a traitor who belongs in prison. Dude can blow me.
Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:32 PM (6mvRv)

Ah I'll pass on that. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (85Gof)

122 Considering the censorship, weaponized demonization, propaganda, and cancel culture from TPTB and their gatekeepers surrounding any modern vaccines, it causes one to be skeptical, reach down deep in that American Spirit to investigate and research , and shout their findings from the rooftops.
Same with all issues and topics that receive the same treatment.

Posted by: Genocidal Flop Sweat at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (ZqjOT)

123 Posted by: Colin at January 10, 2021 12:11 PM (yjJMG)

My tin foil says you got it backwards. Liberals get the placebo, the rest of us get the Bill Gates population reduction One Weird Trick.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (OssQ4)

124 Daughter was supposed to give a seminar on the vaccine and how to administer it, this coming Friday. It got canceled. She doesn't know why.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (gm3d+)

125 Also - if you get vaccinated the public health people say you still have to social distance and wear masks.

1. Do they not think it works?

2. What is the benefit of getting the vaccine then?

Posted by: blaster at January 

Masks work but you should get the vaccine.


The vaccine works but you should wear a mask.

Posted by: LOLGF at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (rd+Bu)

126 I thought the Moderna vaccine only required one dose vs the 2 doses for the Pfizer vaccine?

My dad most likely could get on a list to get vaccinated sooner but he hasn't even renewed his pneumonia vaccine in over 10 years and doesn't get flu shots, nor control his blood sugar very well. Well he's been a grown man for well over 50 years, I'm not going to try to tell him what to do.

My work is just computer stuff, we started WFH mar 2020 and they will not expand the 15% building occupancy (does not include me any day of a month) until at least the end of March 2021. So I'm very low risk for exposure and I think I'm young and healthy enough to be low risk if I would get the virus. There wont be vaccines available for my group until mid to late summer and I'll probably pass until mid to late fall because I don't want to deal with any vaccine reaction putting a crimp in summer fun. But I might get vaccinated then, because I'd rather not get laid low for 2-3 weeks which would be likely for me. If enough folks were panicked by the FNM to where herd immunity is likely at that point then its a no brainer to just skip.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (Aashi)

127 trying to think through the implications of "safetyism" - one I can think of is that increasingly, Mexicans and Central American immigrants will do any job that entails any risk, since they are all raised not to give a shit about that kind of thing. Within a generation, our working population will be 90% immigrant. The few pasty faced white boys who want to have a job, rather than just living off Andrew Yang's GBI check, are going to all be limp wristed, overweight computer jockeys.

eventually one of them will be smart enough to realize they should be running things, not us, and he'll probably be right.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (V2Yro)

128 Ivermectin is also about 95% effective. In those studies they gave the humans the same dosage as cattle but twice as frequently. If I feared the virus I'd smear that gunk on me and wouldn't have to worry about ticks and worms.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (3AD8C)

129 95 John O. Brennan
@JohnBrennan
Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.


No one expects the Brennan Inquisition!
I laugh, but here we are. The purge is beginning.
I was ruminating on the protest at the capitol building. The antifa or whoever infiltrated the ranks handed the libs a major psyop victory.
They have used the words "assault, insurrection, attack, traitors." Words matter. They never used those words with BLMANTIFA attacked a US Courthouse or destroyed property, lives etc etc.
So now all of the focus is on some dumbasses who decided to take selfies in precious Nancy's chair and- gasp! move her lectern! (which was found in the senate hallway- never stolen).
No my friends, that protest gave the libs exactly what they wanted and it is going to backfire in a way that we are only beginning to see. Parler- gone- removed from Amazon servers. As Ace has pointed out, you will be made to care. I would add to what Vanya said- that not only will you be made to confess your sins, you will be made to REPENT.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (yx0HS)

130 The vaccine works but you should wear a mask.
Posted by: LOLGF at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (rd+Bu)
---------

And the corollary: masks work but you should get the vaccine.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (/669Q)

131
But I can authoritatively report that I didn't grow a tail or become paralyzed or whatever the hell people are afraid of.
Posted by: Blacksheep


Can you start fires with your mind? I'd like to be able to do that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (63Dwl)

132 I am acquainted with 4 people who work at Spokane's largest hospital. One is a microbiologists and two are RN's. None of them are eager to get the vaccine. According to several of them, that attitude is prevalent among their co workers. The political manipulation of the virus has muted my interest in looking at the science end of things. I stand by her immunity. After I retired, I spent 6 years as a school custodian, working around 120 little biological terrorists. Never got the flu vaccine. I'm relatively convinced I had the C19 in February even though the test came back negative. I was pretty dang sick. So be it. Probably not the last time in my lifetime. One of these they'll find me with a smile on my face hopefully. I have more fear regarding ticking off my wife than I do about how God decides He's going to take this old body of mine away from me.

Posted by: Cynical Sock Monkey...there's no retreat from here folks. at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (kSm5J)

133 You'd have laughed me off the blog.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (kTF2Z)

Well i must admit I do laugh at you a lot. But you seem to stick around.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (Dz5W3)

134 Arnold is innately a Lefty. I know this because he shares all the mental defects common with all Leftists. His latest is the inability to make logical comparisons.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (2DOZq)

135
Amazon welcomes your input!
As a public service, here's their customer service number. Let them know what you think about their treatment of Parler, and ask em what Parler actually did.
Be nice! the person answering the phone is just a wage slave.

1 888 280 4331

Some suggest calling twice daily for maximum efficacy.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (9GU9B)

136 Have you seen those commercials for a plastic framework you put under your mask to let you breathe easier and cooler? It's called Cool Down or something like that. Their graphic shows air flowing through the sides of the mask. That's science!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (+y/Ru)

137 Almost as if for young healthy people, Covid is no big deal. But lets close schools anyway just to be safe.
Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (G6uXV)

Not just close the schools, but send an ENTIRE GENERATION of kids into a tizzy over the creepin' crud' comin' to get 'em.

Untold damage being done, right under our noses.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:36 PM (oQ94s)

138 Whoops, I've got to get me some reading comprehension. Sorry, LOLGF!

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:36 PM (/669Q)

139 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:31 PM (Dz5W3)

Wuhan flu will probably turn out to kill about as many as a typical flu. That's more than an order of magnitude more than pneumococcal pneumonia.

I get a flu vaccine every year because it decreases the chance that I will get the flu. I hate being sick, so why not. I view the Wuhan flu vaccine the same way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:36 PM (xT2tT)

140 I saw a report on Twitter that the COVID vaccines (both Pfizer and Moderna) induce changes in hippopotamus DNA that results in them being able to unhinge their jaws like a python and thereby swallow entire communities. The timing of this is verrrrry interesting. Keep an eye out for more in this area between now and the inauguration.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:36 PM (m45I2)

141 >The problem is we cannot separate the science from politics anymore. "Public health" people have immolated their credibility on the altar of politics. Medical people who were clamoring for the vax first can't even get their cohort at a high enough uptake to keep the vaxxers busy.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:28 PM (ZfRYq)

This is exactly right, regardless of CBD's snark about anyone who expresses doubts. I may only be 29, but I've been around long enough to see plenty of politics-driven "science" to be wary of something this politically charged. Plus, it's a new type of vaccine which was rushed to market, which also doesn't exactly signal "nothing to worry about" to me.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 10, 2021 12:37 PM (poEUH)

142
I get to leave work early

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (85Gof)

Best argument yet.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:37 PM (Dz5W3)

143 Older folks and those with immune weaknesses or co-existing illnesses
would be a better target population for the vaccine.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:20 PM (m45I2)


I was going to skip the vaccine primarily because of autoimmune reasons. It sounds like you're saying the opposite.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:37 PM (gm3d+)

144 The vaccine works but you should wear a mask.
Posted by: LOLGF at January 10, 2021 12:34 PM (rd+Bu)
---------

And the corollary: masks work but you should get the vaccine.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (/669Q)


Do both, and we're STILL going to lock you in your homes.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:37 PM (oQ94s)

145 Mentioned a few times here this week a childhood friend did die of Covid, now have not seen him in over 45 years and suspect he was like his dad a big guy so might have had a few other strikes against his health..
But still I never had a flu shot so odds are my getting a Covid-19 vaccine is slim if my choice alone.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:38 PM (Cxk7w)

146 I was told that, though it is referred to as a vaccine, it may or may not prevent acquisition of the virus but, should you acquire the virus it will minimize the effects. You have to take the booster within three weeks +/- four days for maximum efficacy. It's been several days now and I don't feel any side effects.

Not everyone (most people, I guess) has secondary issues that would compel them to not take the shot, and if they choose not to I can certainly respect that decision given the politicization of the pandemic.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:38 PM (6mvRv)

147 Arnold did one laudatory thing, have offspring via his housemaid.
Anything to get some lineage apart from the Kennedy line, I suppose.

Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 10, 2021 12:38 PM (w7KSn)

148 >You'd have laughed me off the blog.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:33 PM (kTF2Z)

Forcing you to buy into obvious bullshit is the Communist way of shaming you.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (poEUH)

149 Well i must admit I do laugh at you a lot. But you seem to stick around.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (Dz5W3)

---------

You said you were laughing with me!

*Runs off sobbing*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (kTF2Z)

150 Whoops, I've got to get me some reading comprehension. Sorry, LOLGF!

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 

Don't forget this one.

You've had the virus and are immune but still need a mask.

Posted by: LOLGF at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (rd+Bu)

151 I know that this isn't the book thread but Revelation covers this.Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


It certainly does. Whats up with this luciferase? Is that the mark or are they adding nanochips? After the steal I threw the hat away and moved into the tinfoil tent. A year ago I would have never believed a 1/10th of the crazy shit going on right now would ever have the least chance of happening. But yet here we are.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (cCxiu)

152 I live at The Villages, in the swingers area, I heard if you get the vax, you will never have to pay for Viagra again !

Posted by: Kenny at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (r4bSV)

153 The danger of hippopotami is real, and undeniable. We need a hippopotamus vaccine.

Posted by: davidt at January 10, 2021 12:40 PM (l3+k2)

154 For those of you that are switching to DuckDuckGo they are funded by very hard leftist venture capitalists (See Union Square Ventures political positions) Instead go to Mojeek.com and try to install it in your browser. I contacted Brave.com to make it one of the choices and don't know how to self install it.
Posted by: jeff at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM (J2JqR)


I posted my concerns on DDG here back in October, when their search results were just as messed up as goolag when it came to autofilling (or not) queries.

Brave uses Chrome as its browser engine, so you're not escaping goolag entirely by using them. To change your search engine default or add Mojeek to the list, simply right click in your address bar, and select "manage search engines". There you just paste the Mojeek URL in, add keyword and then paste URL again for query. Done!

BTW, Qwant is one of the default search engines in Brave, seems to be ok so far. I haven't played with Siik much yet.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 12:40 PM (L8ADy)

155 It is cracking me up the Leftists have a hierarchy on this vaccine giveaway. Minorities, heath workers , bla bla bla bla on down to average people. Seb Gorka pointed out Gitmo detainees were first in line.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:40 PM (Cxk7w)

156 If they just did away with the mask mandate my perception of the ridiculousness of the pandemic panic would be reduced by 90%. Every time I focus and observe people in their masks the absurdity of the mandate is overwhelming. Might as well make people wear beanies with a propeller on top.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:41 PM (2DOZq)

157 Here it is! Cool Turtle Face Mask Insert!

https://www.getcoolturtle.com

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:41 PM (+y/Ru)

158 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2021 12:36 PM (xT2tT)

Oh please, 'Why not' is when we have so many sheep wearing masks walking in the street. And in giant box stores. Don't fucking swhy not me. My doctor recommended the pneumonia vaccine over over the Covid. he said i have 99+ chance of surviving and I'm 70. Get it if you want. But don't blow smoke up my ass.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:41 PM (Dz5W3)

159 eventually one of them will be smart enough to realize they should be running things, not us, and he'll probably be right.

Since *we* don't run things any more, it'll probably be an improvement.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 12:41 PM (kOpft)

160 @131 - Regrettably, no. If I could, I wouldn't be here posting on the HQ, I'd be out starting fires with my mind lol.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:41 PM (6mvRv)

161 The idea that you would compare the public humiliation and destitution of a hated and powerless minority to a building full of our society's omnipotent gangster class being evacuated for a couple hours is... I don't even know what to say. Arnold is a dolt of the first order, and a classless thug, and a tool for our country's authoritarian regime, just like his old man was back in Austria.

Fuck him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (Bvn1K)

162 I have an idea for how we can send a strong message to elected Republicans. We can leave the GOP en masse on January 20th.

That's the day Biden is supposed to be sworn in, and the day Mitch McConnell has suggested the Senate phase of Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo would begin.

If we quit now, they can pretend it's Trump's fault. But if they see their membership numbers suddenly plummet on the 20th, as as Trump leaves office and the Senate takes up the impeachment trial, they'll have to consider the possibility that it's because of their actions and not Trump's.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (H3MF8)

163 I must have missed the origins of this hippo thing.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (poEUH)

164 I find the Tide commercial with the teenage boy nervously spraying every surface he can hit in the room to be so disturbing and creepy.

Posted by: Ktgreat at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (AD3JT)

165 Ivermectin is also about 95% effective. In those studies they gave the humans the same dosage as cattle but twice as frequently. If I feared the virus I'd smear that gunk on me and wouldn't have to worry about ticks and worms.
Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (3AD8C)

One of the things about all this we will NEVER know is how the people who genuinely did die from this virus, got which type of treatment.

There are plenty of docs out there saying ivermectin has tremendous results, and plenty more saying putting people on respirators is the primary reason people are dying.

But you can't know that, citizen. Put on your mask, get your vaccine, stay home, and do what you're told.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (oQ94s)

166 The other day I thought: isn't it strange how in the same time everyone is forced to wear masks, that all the masks are being ripped off, regarding bothering the left and the pretend right?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (OssQ4)

167 Anyway, the point is that if you could explain all that's happened to a person on Jan 10th, 2020 they'd think you were a tin foil hat wearing kook. In that light, I'm no longer so quick to dismiss "conspiracy theories." Nothing would surprise me at this point.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

168 That's the day Biden is supposed to be sworn in, and the day Mitch McConnell has suggested the Senate phase of Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo would begin.

If we quit now, they can pretend it's Trump's fault. But if they see their membership numbers suddenly plummet on the 20th, as as Trump leaves office and the Senate takes up the impeachment trial, they'll have to consider the possibility that it's because of their actions and not Trump's.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (H3MF

Not a bad idea

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (85Gof)

169 I am not getting the vaccination. I am not REFUSING to get the vaccination.

Thing 1: Hero First Responder Front Line Medical People wanted this vaccine first. I am in line well behind them.

Thing 2: People like my 80 yo mother with COPD and other comorbidities should be getting it before me - she has not yet had that opportunity.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (ZfRYq)

170 You said you were laughing with me!

*Runs off sobbing*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:39 PM (kTF2Z)

Lol. Love that you're back posting regularly Duke.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (Dz5W3)

171 I would add to what Vanya said- that not only will you be made to confess your sins, you will be made to REPENT.

I repent to God, not to Satan.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (kOpft)

172 I see people in morning coming out of houses, masks on, not a soul around outside, getting into vehicles. Or driving alone windows up masks on.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:44 PM (Cxk7w)

173 I didn't type "bothering". My Kindle just said fuck it, I'll throw that extra word in there for no fucking reason.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:44 PM (OssQ4)

174 155 Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:40 PM (Cxk7w)

Republicans are a bigger foe to the globalists than jihadists.

Who warned about that here and for how long?

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:44 PM (Lzpvj)

175
For those of you that are switching to DuckDuckGo they are funded by very hard leftist venture capitalists

All internet traffic flows through Cisco routers and switches. They are leftists. You can't avoid it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2021 12:45 PM (63Dwl)

176 My mask is my immune system.

I'll rely on that until it taps me out.

Posted by: jsg at January 10, 2021 12:45 PM (rcmK4)

177 Masks dont do anything. Wait I mean they do. Yes they do we all need to wear one. Said Dr Fauxci.

Only 2 weeks to Bend the curve said the experts.

Asymptomatic carriers can spread it. Wait actually maybe they cant.

How weather means less spread. Or maybe cold weather means less spread.

The vaccine is safe, trust us. This time we really know what we are talking about.

Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:45 PM (G6uXV)

178 Okay, I guess no one knows the answer to my question as to why the flu vaccine isn't made using the mRNA process if it's so quick, but that's okay, I have more questions.

Does anyone know why so many health professionals are refusing it? Is it because of safety concerns, or "yucky Trump vaccine" or something else?

Also, if you have had the virus (as demonstrated by a positive Covid test, which I know isn't always reliable), are they still wanting you to get the vaccine? If so, why? What does the vaccine do that regular antibodies don't?

These are genuine questions, not snark, I promise. I have a friend who is a nurse in a large Northeastern hospital that has been treating Covid patients since they first appeared in the US. As of right now, the hospital is still making medical staff take the flu vaccine, but the Covid vaccine is optional. If the flu vaccine is notably iffy each year, but the Covid vaccine is 95% effective, why aren't they mandating it, I wonder?

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:46 PM (/669Q)

179 WATCH: Enormous Mob Of Antifa In Full Riot Gear Marching Through NY

Weasel Zippers

pelosi and schumer to denounce in 3..2..1

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:46 PM (85Gof)

180 177 Posted by: RIP America at January 10, 2021 12:45 PM (G6uXV)

We never did a hard lockdown, so we have done 1/2 assed 1/2 measures which according to my math is 1/4 measures.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (Lzpvj)

181 How the pros do it.

https://bit.ly/3brPfTm

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)

182 This is an amazing effort for a disease that only kills 5 per 1,000 or if I be really wrong 20 per 1,000

but hey, fear, power, social control ....

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (r4bSV)

183 I see people in morning coming out of houses, masks on, not a soul
around outside, getting into vehicles. Or driving alone windows up masks
on.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:44 PM (Cxk7w)

+++Extremely disturbing to witness these people. I keep wondering what on earth will get them to snap out of this paranoia. And there I'm stumped, they seem very comfortable with their personal portable fortresses.

Posted by: washrivergal at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (66BnU)

184 The vaccine is safe, trust us. This time we really know what we are talking about.

Get out of my head. The "experts" really are tone deaf. Even the experts that would rather eat a turd than not vote GOP.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 12:48 PM (kwcaA)

185 H1N1 killed a large percentage of the young and healthy. It basically left alone those over 65 yet we did not close the schools down much less the Country. Much of the Covid panic actions were politically motivated and it fed upon itself.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:48 PM (2DOZq)

186 I don't want to deal with any vaccine reaction putting a crimp in summer fun. But I might get vaccinated then, because I'd rather not get laid low for 2-3 weeks which would be likely for me.

So its true. The population is so stupid that it now runs purely on fantasy and superstition.

Fun, previously known fact: Viruses are seasonal !
Extra credit previously known fact: Sunlight and outdoor activity are great prophylactics!

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:48 PM (7HQsw)

187 "It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their Whiteness over democracy," Pelosi said.

She added "The complicity, not only the complicity, the instigation of the president of United States, must and will be addressed."

Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2021 12:48 PM (ab0zp)

188 Shingles doesn't kill you, but it is the result of previous chickenpox (varicella) infection. After chickenpox, the virus remains in the body, in a latent (inactive) state in the nerve roots. Later in life, as immune memory wanes, it can reactivate as an outbreak along the distribution of a particular nerve root (dermatome), with excruciating, sometimes debilitating pain.

COVID on the other hand, has a certain measurable mortality risk in the short term, but shares a lot of antigenic properties with other coronaviruses, thus allowing for cross-reactivity, and the likelihood of recurrent "booster" effects through the years, as coronaviruses reside in relatively endemic (chronic low level) distribution in the populace.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (m45I2)

189 Here is the rundown that makes the vaccine immune to sciene to me:

-Marco Rubio gets the vaccination. Selfish and stealing the vax from Hero Front Line Medical People.
-AOC gets the vaccination. Stunning, brave way to set the example.
-Larry Hogan refuses the vaccination for the Hero Front Line Medical People. Stunning, brave, way to set the example.
-Joe Biden gets the vaccination. Stunning, brave, way to set the example.
-Mike Pence gets the vaccination. He faked it, otherwise silence.
-Trump, who has had the virus and is immune has been silent on whether HE would get the vax: blood on his hands.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (ZfRYq)

190 I downloaded the vaccine card form, someone posted it here last week. I think it's legit.

One document I'd be happy to forge. If I have to.

I'm "meh" on the vaccine, not leery of it but not impressed by it or C19 in general, for me.

The public health significance of course, as with all vaccines, is whether it prevents transmission. That's the main point, artificially accelerating what most people call "herd immunity".

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (OTzUX)

191 I see people in morning coming out of houses, masks on, not a soul around outside, getting into vehicles. Or driving alone windows up masks on.
Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:44 PM (Cxk7w)


All the time. I've said before, I live next to a huge open space district, and there's people out on the trails in the middle of nowhere wearing fucking masks and even latex gloves. Even shields over their faces isn't as uncommon as it should be. What, afraid a squirrel is going to sneeze on you?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (L8ADy)

192 182 Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (r4bSV)

I called this out as an "I WIN!" button for the left back before Mardi Gras last year....

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (Lzpvj)

193 136 Have you seen those commercials for a plastic framework you put under
your mask to let you breathe easier and cooler? It's called Cool Down
or something like that. Their graphic shows air flowing through the
sides of the mask. That's science!

i was given a mask at work, which i took as disapproval of my homemade mask, which did a good job of snuggling up against my cheeks to ensure i was breathing through the mask.
the new mask just makes me breathe on my ears.

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (5br8a)

194 Arnold did one laudatory thing, have offspring via his housemaid.
Anything to get some lineage apart from the Kennedy line, I suppose.
Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 10, 2021 12:38 PM (w7KSn)

Yup.....every time I see that jackass I see him bustin his nut in the maid. I wonder if he yelled in German.

The man sure does get around.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (R/m4+)

195 On the Good News front, the grandkids are going back to In-Person charter school tomorrow. Thank goodness.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:49 PM (gm3d+)

196 Shingles won't kill you, but it will make you pray for the release of death.

Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (w7KSn)

197 WATCH: Enormous Mob Of Antifa In Full Riot Gear Marching Through NY

Weasel Zippers

pelosi and schumer to denounce in 3..2..1
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:46 PM

I bet they just can't wait for their snazzy new Hugo Boss uniforms, when they get their own Federal Department.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (OssQ4)

198 If this virus had a fatality rate of say smallpox, I'd get the vaccine. Fucking around with my DNA for a virus about as deadly as the flu? Pass.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (kTF2Z)

199 The other day I thought: isn't it strange how in the same time everyone is forced to wear masks, that all the masks are being ripped off, regarding bothering the left and the pretend right?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM (OssQ4)
------

I said something the other day about the masks were coming off and my husband excitedly said really? I was talking politically and he was thinking covidly.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (/669Q)

200 All internet traffic flows through Cisco routers and switches. They are leftists. You can't avoid it. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2021 12:45 PM (63Dwl)

I use Crisco instead of Cisco. It greases up the intertoobs reducing friction and increases my download speed.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (cCxiu)

201 Ivermectin is also about 95% effective. In those studies they gave the humans the same dosage as cattle but twice as frequently. If I feared the virus I'd smear that gunk on me and wouldn't have to worry about ticks and worms.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:35 PM (3AD8C)

THIS. The vaccine is being pushed on us instead of other tested treatments for the Covid, prescriptions that can prevent it. That is criminal and many deaths form Covid are because of this policy and because hate Trump. Fuck those people.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (Dz5W3)

202 It really doesn't matter what one thinks about COVID, the vaccine, lock downs, masks, etc.

My feelings are well known.

Bottom line is, They won.

End of story.

On to the next bit of bullshit, repeat for four years.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (GwkzT)

203 https://tinyurl.com/y4xgsck8
Ten Fatal Errors: Scientists Attack Paper That Established Global PCR Driven Lockdown
The test is fatally flawed from the get-go. We have been scammed and these scientists know it but no one will listen.

Posted by: cjhmhch@yahoo.com at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (1c4if)

204 Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:46 PM (/669Q

The flu vaccine is 95% effective if it's the right strain.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (2DOZq)

205 ERRATUM: in my @188 'cross-reactivity' should read 'cross-immunity'.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:51 PM (m45I2)

206 We never did a hard lockdown, so we have done 1/2 assed 1/2 measures which according to my math is 1/4 measures.

So where did the ½ come from?

Seriously, is there a study that demonstrates that these measures are medically effective?

½ of nothing is still nothing.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:51 PM (7HQsw)

207 A good friend of mine had shingles and was in agony while she had it. She didn't die, but it was an experience that she didn't recommend.
I used to think that having the flu was like have a slightly worse cold. I then actually got the flu once and found out how far my head was up my own ass for thinking that. Like my friend, I didn't die (as far as *you* know, mwuh ha ha) but I don't recommend the experience. In fact, I made sure to get the flu vaccine for almost a decade afterwards to make what I could to ensure that *I* didn't go throw that experience again.
Dunno if I'll take the wuflu vaccine any time soon.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 10, 2021 12:52 PM (Os1jf)

208 Anyway, the point is that if you could explain all that's happened to a person on Jan 10th, 2020 they'd think you were a tin foil hat wearing kook. In that light, I'm no longer so quick to dismiss "conspiracy theories." Nothing would surprise me at this point.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

At this point, the only sane question to ask is, what HAVEN'T we been lied to about?

I think I'm settled at, everything after the birth of the CIA, and perhaps a LOT of things after the birth of the FBI are suspect. Anything before that? Hell, I don't know.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (oQ94s)

209 We never did a hard lockdown, so we have done 1/2 assed 1/2 measures which according to my math is 1/4 measures.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:47 PM (Lzpvj)

Well, it was enough to destroy a significant amount of business and livelihoods here.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (Dz5W3)

210 Yeah, I don't see shingles and C19 as the same category at all. One is an avoidable non-fatal thing that's easy to avoid. C19 for almost everyone is either a non-event or a flu event, odds very much driven by personal details (age, health status).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (OTzUX)

211 206 Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:51 PM (7HQsw)

The only way a lockdown would have worked would have been quite literally for everyone to go to ground period for ~ 3 weeks.

The professionals know that, but instead we played pick and mix essential and non-essential.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (Lzpvj)

212 In fact, I made sure to get the flu vaccine for almost a decade
afterwards to make what I could to ensure that *I* didn't go throw that
experience again.

Damn it.

"In fact, I made sure to get the flu vaccine for almost a decade
afterwards to do what I could to ensure that *I* didn't go throw that
experience again."

Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (Os1jf)

213 I think I've already had the Kung Flu, so I don't plan on taking the vaccine. It's possible that I might end up having to get it if I want to keep my job, though.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (H3MF8)

214 209 Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 12:53 PM (Dz5W3)

Trust me you are not telling me anything, the governor here destroyed hundreds of businesses with a smile on his face.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

215 No country anywhere has done a really good job at stopping COVID. So pick and choose what the response should be.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (ZfRYq)

216 There is a shingles vaccine out now too, no? Thought I saw that on the glowing rectangle.

I don't know anything about it, though my few friends who have had shingles say it is just the worst.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 12:55 PM (6mvRv)

217 I could go on, but I do not trust anything they say anymore.
Posted by: Ozzie at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (iOwhL)

This bus is filling up quickly.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 12:55 PM (sy5kK)

218 The flu vaccine is 95% effective if it's the right strain.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (2DOZq)
-------

IF. They make a guess as to which strain(s). In the last ten years, effectiveness has ranged from a high of 60% to a low of 19%.

From the CDC: https://tinyurl.com/yyzdu2h4

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:55 PM (/669Q)

219 207 Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 10, 2021 12:52 PM (Os1jf)

I've worked with pneumonia on a flight line, I suggest everyone experience it.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:55 PM (Lzpvj)

220 One is an avoidable non-fatal thing that's easy to avoid.

How the fuck do you avoid that? Not having measles as a kid?

Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 10, 2021 12:55 PM (Os1jf)

221 There is a shingles vaccine out now too

Yes there is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (85Gof)

222 The only way a lockdown would have worked would have been quite literally for everyone to go to ground period for ~ 3 weeks.

The professionals know that, but instead we played pick and mix essential and non-essential.


Again, can you cite any peer-reviewed study that confirms your otherwise baseless assertions?

Repeating a lie might work on stupid people, but for something of extremely high cost, it is irresponsible to base an argument on alleged, unknown and unvetted authority of anonymous "professionals".

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (7HQsw)

223 Devin Nunes just posted on Parler that Parler will be off the air in less than 12 hours.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (ZfRYq)

224 187 any doubt the borders will open in 11 days?

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (Cxk7w)

225 215 No country anywhere has done a really good job at stopping COVID. So pick and choose what the response should be.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (ZfRYq)

Sweden has had a lower death count than most nations, and they did nothing, preferring to let nature take its course rather than shut down everything.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (H3MF8)

226 "It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in
our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their
Whiteness over democracy," Pelosi said.

It's hard to argue with utterly nonsensical babble.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (kOpft)

227 Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 12:46 PM (/669Q

The flu vaccine is 95% effective if it's the right strain.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 12:50 PM (2DOZq)

Any time I see "95%" attached to things, I assume it's the basic confidence interval in research, and NOT anything about something being 95% safe or effective or whatever.

Basic statistics. You measure, and if your numbers work out a certain way, you consider 95% C.I. as conclusive, but if you're really wanting to be confidence, you go for 99%.

It's another way of saying "nothing's certain," but we're going to say this is almost certainly the result of whatever we're measuring.

And then people say "it's 95% effective," when no, that's not what was concluded.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (oQ94s)

228 So pick and choose what the response should be.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (ZfRYq)


If I were Queen, I would treat the sick and let the healthy go about their business. I don't think any of the measures taken (masks, lockdowns, etc) have done a thing to help, and have inflicted a whole lot of hurt.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (gm3d+)

229 I have read that the people who had a bad reaction to the vaccine were also allergic to shell fish. But who knows. There is so much disinformation spewing forth.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (wR3DP)

230 The guy I do contract jobs with had the 'Rona, apparently, while we spent two days in the same truck driving to the job. Both his kids showed symptoms. He never did. I don't even have the antibodies.

They can keep their vaccine.

Posted by: Tun The Page at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (kwcaA)

231 Devin Nunes just posted on Parler that Parler will be off the air in less than 12 hours.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (ZfRYq)

yes midnight tonight...Parler says it is already working on relocating it's site to a new Server and "expects" to be back up and online by Tuesday

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (85Gof)

232 Does anyone know why so many health professionals are refusing it?


********


I'm not sure but if I were to guess I would think that if you've been working in a "frontline" healthcare position (ER, ICU, COVIC ward) as a doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, etc. during the past 11 months, it is almost a certainty that you have been exposed to the virus in its native form. That would be my rationale. An antibody test might help sort that out (or not)

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (m45I2)

233 The head of the CDC said that the mask was more important than the vaccine. Said so right in front of congress so it must be true.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (kTF2Z)

234 No country anywhere has done a really good job at stopping COVID. So pick and choose what the response should be.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM

Blaster, look on the bright side: we stopped flu and pneumonia, and every other cause of death. Most countries have not increased the number of "total deaths by all causes" AT ALL.

Either its all a buncha bullshit, or we just cured everything. Pick one.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (OssQ4)

235 Very interesting:

https://youtu.be/vzheebPuCGU

10th January Update Current News - Simon Parkes

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 10, 2021 12:58 PM (2k7BX)

236 I have read that the people who had a bad reaction to the vaccine were also allergic to shell fish. But who knows. There is so much disinformation spewing forth.
Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (wR3DP)

Well anyone who can't eat lobster and crab really has n ot reason to live?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:58 PM (85Gof)

237 222 Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (7HQsw)

How's about YOU explain to me that a disease with a set period it can survive on surfaces and is spread by contact can survive if everyone is isolated within subgroups for longer that the burn to dormancy period?

Our government is so politicized I would not trust it on masturbatory guidelines and research old policy.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)

238 Sweden has had a lower death count than most nations, and they did nothing, preferring to let nature take its course rather than shut down everything.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (H3MF


Kinda. But also what I mean. Sweden has a similar rate to other Scandi countries who DID do something.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:59 PM (ZfRYq)

239 Roll up that sleeve and drop your drawers. We want to be certain we nail this bug.

Posted by: The Fauci-Gates Consortium at January 10, 2021 12:59 PM (W4eKo)

240 234 Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (OssQ4)

"Luckily" flu deaths have been cut by 90%....

yeah nothing sketchy going on at all.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:59 PM (Lzpvj)

241 By the by: Arnie's old man was one of the Nazis who came out of the shadows and joined the Party right before the Anschluss. He also joined the SA right after. He was one of those dyed-in-wool, 100% rabid Hitlerite kinda Nazis, and a traitor to his country. And Arnold's spent his life downplaying and soft-pedaling that fact.

If I'm Arnold, I'm making sure never to bring up Nazis, but I have a sense of shame.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 10, 2021 12:59 PM (Bvn1K)

242 No country anywhere has done a really good job at stopping COVID. So pick and choose what the response should be.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (ZfRYq)


Or, to put it another way, no country has done a really good job of stopping positive Covid 19 PCR tests.

Not the same thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:59 PM (oQ94s)

243 The video I linked above states for the third time/source this morning I have heard that Trump signed the insurrection act last night.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (2k7BX)

244 Trust me you are not telling me anything, the governor here destroyed hundreds of businesses with a smile on his face.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

I know you do Sven. Just had to get it out of my system, because the Biden lockdown should take care of the rest. Ok all, good talk. But I'm gonna try to unwind. On Inauguration Day I hang the flag inverted.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (Dz5W3)

245 If I were Queen, I would treat the sick and let the healthy go about their business. I don't think any of the measures taken (masks, lockdowns, etc) have done a thing to help, and have inflicted a whole lot of hurt.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (gm3d+)
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Queen grammie, I agree with you. First time we have quarantined the healthy, and it has not worked out well, at all.

Those who are at risk need to take the utmost precautions, and surely they do, just as they do each year to avoid pneumonia and the flu. Imposing lockdown measures on a healthy population is not the answer.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (/669Q)

246 Observer, the quote I posted way above was conventional wisdom until March of last year. At least two papers had to be withdrawn just prior to publication in the last 6 months. Both .... were going to celebrate the efficacy of lock-downs ("mitigation"). Oops. I think in both cases, reality blew up on them with perfect timing.

Places that they were hoping to report had seen results from their lock-downs ..... mysteriously started seeing case numbers just like the less stringent places.

Bold prediction: the final score in all different places will be correlated with mortality of the previous several flu seasons ("dry tinder"), and some mish-mash of mystery factors (latitude, inherent resistance to c-viruses based on prior prevalence, etc), and, possibly, vaccine-accelerated community resistance. "Lock-downs" will not be a detectable factor.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (OTzUX)

247 yes midnight tonight...Parler says it is already working on relocating it's site to a new Server and "expects" to be back up and online by Tuesday
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (85Gof)


Well, new platform. It has to be on more than 1 server.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (ZfRYq)

248 Devin Nunes just posted on Parler that Parler will be off the air in less than 12 hours.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (ZfRYq)


Yep, amazoid is pulling the plug at 11:59 tonight. And so am I. I guess I needed this to tell amazoid to fuck off. Just one more in a gigantic growing list. This is one reason we feel so defeated, they own/control everything we use on a daily basis. But they're still far fewer in number.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (L8ADy)

249 230 Posted by: Tun The Page at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (kwcaA)

There is evidence that type O+ is resistant to it.

I do not know the ethno-socio ramifications of this so it is not SCIENCE! by the modern definition.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:01 PM (Lzpvj)

250 "It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their Whiteness over democracy," Pelosi said.

She added "The complicity, not only the complicity, the instigation of the president of United States, must and will be addressed."
Posted by: andycanuck at January 10, 2021 12:48 PM (ab0zp)


Their whiteness over democracy? Even for commie-speak it doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:01 PM (t8ef1)

251 If we tested for influenza every year like we have for COVID this year, one can only imagine how high the death rate among individuals with a positive flu test would be.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:01 PM (m45I2)

252
Just to be clear, a positive PCR test does NOT mean she has Covid.

I'm going to guess that a lot of people, even more than before, are going to test positive after getting the vaccine. I've not heard one way or another, but basically the PCR test is NOT supposed to be used to diagnose.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 12:25 PM (oQ94s)

Days AFTER she took the vaccine ( I do not know which vaxx. ) she came down with hinky, covid symptoms. Her boss dr said, "Oh, it's just a response to the vaxx.' She works with covid patients and didn't think her symptoms were basic vaxx reactions. One symptom? She couldn't get out of bed for an entire day. Nephew came down with similar symptoms 24 hours after she showed symptoms, but he had added joint pain. They were both then tested and both tested positive.

Oh, and the local school board wants their kids, who were all subsequently tested and tested negative, to quarantine for 24 days.

Yeah. Not ten, not 14. 24.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma, I didn't sign up to live in interesting times...yet here I am at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (8/7u2)

253 Wait... I got a really late start this morning, so

Off topic, kinda willowed.

So you're telling me that Vince Milam, the Case Lee author, is a fellow moron????

Holy crap!

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (4VafR)

254 It pisses me off that supposed experts like Fauci and Birx convinced people that a respiratory virus could be controlled.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (kTF2Z)

255 245 If I were Queen, I would treat the sick and let the healthy go about their business. I don't think any of the measures taken (masks, lockdowns, etc) have done a thing to help, and have inflicted a whole lot of hurt.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (gm3d+)


That's why they won't let you be Queen, because that would just be too effective.

My 80+ yo relatives - they should stay home, they should get vaccinated. Me? I should be in an office, and my kids should be in school. We'd have a lot better outcomes all around.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (ZfRYq)

256 I will not be getting the vaccine for Covid. Ever.



Nope.



I'll take my chances.



I've never had a flu 'vaccine.' Why would I start with this garbage?

Posted by: Sponge - Office of the Mr. Dr. President Elect at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)
Bingo, I never had a flu vaccine, and I also never had the flu. I'll trust my alien immunity system.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (9Om/r)

257 I'm not sure but if I were to guess I would think that if you've been working in a "frontline" healthcare position (ER, ICU, COVIC ward) as a doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, etc. during the past 11 months, it is almost a certainty that you have been exposed to the virus in its native form. That would be my rationale. An antibody test might help sort that out (or not)
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (m45I2)

Yeah, I've not heard any discussion about how accurate antibody testing is. Maybe they have, but I've not seen or heard it.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (oQ94s)

258 Our government is so politicized I would not trust it on masturbatory guidelines and research old policy.
Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)


You can trust me. Stick to the 70s and 80s classics - don't rush it - relax - and use a good personal lubricant. Spoil yourself. Can't take care of anybody else until you take care of you first.

You. Are. Welcome.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (kwcaA)

259 I'm not sure but if I were to guess I would think that if you've been working in a "frontline" healthcare position (ER, ICU, COVIC ward) as a doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, etc. during the past 11 months, it is almost a certainty that you have been exposed to the virus in its native form. That would be my rationale. An antibody test might help sort that out (or not)
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 12:57 PM (m45I2)
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That's a good thought, but here's something funny about that. Back in the summer this same nurse friend said that the hospital wouldn't give any of them an antibody test because they were afraid too many would come back positive, which I guess would lead to a questioning of their safety practices.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (/669Q)

260 Yep, amazoid is pulling the plug at 11:59 tonight. And so am I. I guess I needed this to tell amazoid to fuck off. Just one more in a gigantic growing list. This is one reason we feel so defeated, they own/control everything we use on a daily basis. But they're still far fewer in number.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (L8ADy)


Unpersoning 75 million people sounds like it will be good for the economy. /s

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (t8ef1)

261 LOL. Over 65 folks/snowbirds from NY, rushing to the front of the line here in Florida.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (R0z7P)

262 Well, new platform. It has to be on more than 1 server.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:00 PM (ZfRYq)


I really have to wonder about amazoid shareholders. I mean, WTAF? Is the bottom line just no longer important in business? Let's hope that the shareholders get together and kick Jeff boy to the curb.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (L8ADy)

263 Sharyl Atkisson parleyed an interesting link...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3n3g8hu

The ACLU is actually concerned about Trump being banned from social media!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (H3MF8)

264 Wait, Grammie got promoted to Queen? Nobody ever tells me anything.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (kTF2Z)

265 Setting up a system that serves millions is more than an overnight deal.

There may be a site up for Parler Tuesday but it will be weeks before it is functioning at any capacity.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (ZfRYq)

266 261 Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (R0z7P)

I can forgive them for it, look if you are past your child bearing years and you want it great.

If you are not you are putting your balls or ovaries in the hands of Faultless Fauci and friends who happily lied knowingly to your face about N-95 masking.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (Lzpvj)

267 If we tested for influenza every year like we have for COVID this year, one can only imagine how high the death rate among individuals with a positive flu test would be.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:01 PM (m45

Don't they just estimate that 10-50 million get the flu each year in the USA?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (2DOZq)

268 If I were Queen, I would treat the sick and let the healthy go about their business. I don't think any of the measures taken (masks, lockdowns, etc) have done a thing to help, and have inflicted a whole lot of hurt.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (gm3d+)


If you were Queen could you do a rendition of We Are the Champions?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (t8ef1)

269 Wait, Grammie got promoted to Queen? Nobody ever tells me anything.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (kTF2Z)
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Look, you're a duke. Some of us are just hoping to get promoted to lady-in-waiting.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (/669Q)

270 Again, can you cite any peer-reviewed study that confirms your otherwise baseless assertions?



Repeating a lie might work on stupid people, but for something of
extremely high cost, it is irresponsible to base an argument on alleged,
unknown and unvetted authority of anonymous "professionals".
I think you misread the comment. It's not "Lockdowns work" it's "If lockdowns could work, making any exception guarantees they don't work" which is to say, they choose the worst of all options for dealing with the problem.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (kOpft)

271 Or, to put it another way, no country has done a really good job of stopping positive Covid 19 PCR tests.

I can think of a number of quick and easy fixes for that:

1) Stop testing (what the Obama/Biden admin did)
2) Reduce the cycle count to something reasonable.
3) Quit using PCR tests for what they were not designed to do.
4) Use a better PCR test that has better selectivity.
5) Use a better PCR test that has better sensitivity.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (7HQsw)

272 jake fapper said now quoted as saying "Trump enablers are now getting the GD point.."

It's bad enough they are silencing us. But now we have to hear their incessant gloating and admonitions.
I fucking despise him and his ilk.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (yx0HS)

273 I am passing on the woohoo vaccine, mostly because I never get the regular flu vaccine and it's a choice I make. My doctors don't even mention it anymore. I don't like the the fear mongering of the elites, I don't like the dems screeching it's for the good of grandma, I don't like the dems at all anyway. If it's for the good of grandma, give it to her. Don't tell me I have to take it.

Posted by: megthered at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (SM/op)

274 Look, you're a duke. Some of us are just hoping to get promoted to lady-in-waiting.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (/669Q)


Technically, then, you are a lady-in-waiting-in-waiting.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (ZfRYq)

275 Unpersoning 75 million people sounds like it will be good for the economy. /s
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (t8ef1)


As I just said, I find it amazing that their "religion" as it were is more important than the top 10 rules in business 101.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (L8ADy)

276 I think we're right about here:

tinyurl.com/oxlec5w4

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (OssQ4)

277 What happened to all the respirators?

Is GM tooling up to meet the demand, you know, like during the war.

Rosie the Riveter can now be a tranny.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (R/m4+)

278 270 Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (kOpft)

Correct, in my defense you may not have seen Glenn Reynolds and I going at it when this was all new.

I warned in detail with alarming clarity what the democrat plan was for this "crisis."

It did not matter, if we were not going to go to ground we should have stayed open.

We split the baby with all the moral and social implications therein.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (Lzpvj)

279 Setting up a system that serves millions is more than an overnight deal.

There may be a site up for Parler Tuesday but it will be weeks before it is functioning at any capacity.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (ZfRYq)

I don't know shit about this stuff, but parler says they have been preparing for this eventuality for a while now, so I don't think it is "overnight"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (85Gof)

280 Days AFTER she took the vaccine ( I do not know which vaxx. ) she came down with hinky, covid symptoms. Her boss dr said, "Oh, it's just a response to the vaxx.' She works with covid patients and didn't think her symptoms were basic vaxx reactions. One symptom? She couldn't get out of bed for an entire day. Nephew came down with similar symptoms 24 hours after she showed symptoms, but he had added joint pain. They were both then tested and both tested positive.

Oh, and the local school board wants their kids, who were all subsequently tested and tested negative, to quarantine for 24 days.

Yeah. Not ten, not 14. 24.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma, I didn't sign up to live in interesting times...yet here I am at January 10, 2021 01:02 PM (8/7u2)


Yeah, if her son got sick too, I'm going to guess it very well might not have been Covid.

At this point there's no way to know, so people are just assuming nearly EVERY illness we get, especially the weird ones, are Covid. And the positive PCR is "proof" of it, even though if you PCR'd all the other bugs out there, you'd probably get positive tests for those too. But we don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (oQ94s)

281 LOL. Over 65 folks/snowbirds from NY, rushing to the front of the line here in Florida.
Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:03 PM (R0z7P)
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I have no problem with that. Anyone who wants it should be able to get it.

My problem comes if it is mandated.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (/669Q)

282 Blood type O is more resistant? Wonderful. There had to be some up side to being O-. If I ever need a transfusion I'm sunk. But y'all are golden if I'm around.

Posted by: creeper at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (XxJt1)

283 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 10, 2021 12:42 PM


That's a great idea!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (5XK0y)

284 It's not "Lockdowns work" it's "If lockdowns could work, making any exception guarantees they don't work" which is to say, they choose the worst of all options for dealing with the problem.

I'll accept that.

The thing is, they had the ideal "lockdown" conditions - in prison (the origin of the term 'lockdown'), and yet absolute control of the population didn't seem to have a positive effect.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (7HQsw)

285 As I just said, I find it amazing that their "religion" as it were is more important than the top 10 rules in business 101.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (L8ADy)


Look at pro-sports they've given the middle finger to millions of fans and watched their ratings crash and their response is to double down. It's the leftist agenda uber alles. They are fanatics.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (t8ef1)

286 If we tested for influenza every year like we have for COVID this year, one can only imagine how high the death rate among individuals with a positive flu test would be.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:01 PM (m45

Also what is your opinion on the disparity of symptoms between people with Covid. Would we find the same phenomenon with Influenza if the same asymptotic testing was done?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (2DOZq)

287 Covid does seem to affect those with Vitamin D deficiency more than not.
But telling people to take a goodly amount of Vitamin D (and zinc) every day by the Guvmint or the press?

Oh, hell no!

And nobody seems to mention that hospitals get extra guvmint reimbursements if any patient is a Covid patient.

No, this thing isn't crooked at all.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (sy5kK)

288 My family and I have the 'rona right now. If I didn't know it was COVID I would say I have the flu.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (7bcfy)

289 Bold prediction: the final score in all different places will be correlated with mortality of the previous several flu seasons ("dry tinder"), and some mish-mash of mystery factors (latitude, inherent resistance to c-viruses based on prior prevalence, etc), and, possibly, vaccine-accelerated community resistance. "Lock-downs" will not be a detectable factor.
Posted by: rhomboid


******

I've said since the beginning that there are a large number of variables at play that are not considered in the pandemic modeling. You are absolutely right to point out that post-epidemic analyses will also struggle to identify all the relevant variables. To your list I would add climate, indoor vs. outdoor lifestyles, food handling, cultural ipersonal interaction differences, et cetera, et cetera

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (m45I2)

290 Free Republic reporting that Marriot now suspending donations to senators who questioned Biden's win.

This shit is going off the charts.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (yx0HS)

291 Reading comprehension has been dead for a long time.

I posted that I *might* get the covid vaccine this fall if covid is still around, but would not take it this summer because why risk even a mild reaction during summer fun season.

NONobserver pretends I said I'd take the vaccine in summer. FUCK OFF JERK

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (Aashi)

292 284 Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:08 PM (7HQsw)

AGAIN that was polluted by politics, the left used it as an excuse to empty the jails.

Which they do every time they have a communist revolution, we are in the middle of a communist insurrection friend.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (Lzpvj)

293 The ACLU is actually concerned about Trump being banned from social media!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (H3MF

And they are probably delighted with today's antifa march in NYC.

Posted by: CN at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (ONvIw)

294 I believe in omens and they say if it snows in central Texas on Jan 10, don't take the vaccine. Oh shit, it's snowing.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (XROhY)

295 LOL. Over 65 folks/snowbirds from NY, rushing to the front of the line here in Florida.

Yeah, because to get the vaccine in NY, they would have to go out and commit some felonies that are still prosecuted.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (7HQsw)

296 There is evidence that type O+ is resistant to it.

Seen that. I'm A positive. FWIW.

But I used to have allergy problems out the ass. So I blow out my nose pipes daily. I make damn sure to get the fuck outside early and often. And I'm a daily drinker. Gents - I have not seen a doctor in five years. Don't need one.

I dunno'. Just my anecdata. But I ain't scared of the 'rona.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (kwcaA)

297 I don't know shit about this stuff, but parler says they have been preparing for this eventuality for a while now, so I don't think it is "overnight"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (85Gof)


I'd like to think that they really have been preparing - because TBH I was shocked to find out they had everything on amazon to begin with. It would be a laugh riot if they were back on line in 24 hours. When this happened to Gab it took a long time for them to straighten things out. And, they still seem to be living paycheck to paycheck.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:10 PM (L8ADy)

298
"It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in
our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their
Whiteness over democracy," Pelosi said.

It's hard to argue with utterly nonsensical babble.
Posted by: Methos


Authentic New Frontier Gibberish

Posted by: Future Johnson at January 10, 2021 01:10 PM (63Dwl)

299 4) Use a better PCR test that has better selectivity.
5) Use a better PCR test that has better sensitivity.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (7HQsw)

I'm only going to guess, such a test would be substantially more expensive to administer.

Among other things, it would be a blood test, and not a swab.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:10 PM (oQ94s)

300 My family and I have the 'rona right now. If I didn't know it was COVID I would say I have the flu.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (7bcfy)
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Sorry to hear that, CaliGirl. Hope you guys all feel better soon. We've had several family members get it and thankfully all just had mild symptoms and quick recoveries.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:10 PM (/669Q)

301 "I've worked with pneumonia on a flight line, I suggest everyone experience it."

Yeah, no thanks. I was coughing up brown/green crap and actually got bed rest on my first Grafenwöhr stint as a young 2LT. (Bed rest when you have to walk to the mess hall that's a mile or so away with a raging fever isn't as fun as you would think.) Our battalion came down with the crud, so the various 1SGs took care of the enlisted. My CO and I didn't get along (so you can guess how my career took off), so nobody really gave a fuck if I lost a few pounds or not.

I have pounds I could lose now; back then, much less so.

Posted by: Richard Cranium at January 10, 2021 01:10 PM (Os1jf)

302 jake fapper said now quoted as saying "Trump enablers are now getting the GD point.."

"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... "

THAT'S the GD point.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (ZfRYq)

303 Remember when the California legislature insisted on motorcyclists wearing helmets?

Nobody stood up to them.

Posted by: torabora at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (Y274z)

304 Free Republic reporting that Marriot now suspending donations to senators who questioned Biden's win.

This shit is going off the charts.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (yx0HS)

Comrades, non-Soviet opinions will not be allowed. Everyone must blindly accept whatever party line the MFM is spewing regardless of the facts.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (t8ef1)

305 Devin Nunes just posted on Parler that Parler will be off the air in less than 12 hours.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 12:56 PM (ZfRYq)
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He was on Maria Bartiromo's show this morning along with the CEO of Parler. It was a good show and is on again at 3:00 ET.
Things do not look good for conservatives.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (NpAcC)

306 Wait! Wut? Only O+ is more resistant? *sigh* It figures.

Posted by: creeper at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (XxJt1)

307 281 bluebell

I have a problem w the snowbirds calling DeSantis a Nazi, while they jump on his vaccine policy of "old folks first." And, they continuously praise Cuomo for "handling Covid the smart way." Hypocrisy at its finest. It stinks bc there are still Florida elderly that want it, too. JMHO.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (R0z7P)

308 hey, we exist you know and we count too
Posted by: suicides and ODs at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (r4bSV)

Yep, happened in my family.

Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (9AFWN)

309 I posted that I *might* get the covid vaccine this fall if covid is still around, but would not take it this summer because why risk even a mild reaction during summer fun season.

Covid-19 will likely be around because we are now seeing that it is endemic.

The government has contracts out with many companies that run well into the 3Q2021 to deal with Covid.

So your "might" is in reality "it will be".

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (7HQsw)

310 I don't know shit about this stuff, but parler says they have been preparing for this eventuality for a while now, so I don't think it is "overnight"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (85Gof)[/i

Well then good on them.

I hope they have a ton of money because that is what it will take.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:13 PM (ZfRYq)

311 The ACLU is actually concerned about Trump being banned from social media!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (H3MF

And a broken clock is right twice a day.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:13 PM (wR3DP)

312 So if we're living out Revelations right now, who is the Beast? The False Prophet?

Posted by: jmel at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (bVhJi)

313 Muldoon, I was speaking only of mortality. Actual case # estimates may end up being no better than for influenza, despite the ridiculous mass testing. And heart of my prediction was that "mitigation" policies would not be statistically significant as factors differentiating different outcomes. As in the Danish mask study, and almost all mask/ILI studies ever done (shhh, these are inconvenient).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (OTzUX)

314 Does Pelosi think Democracy means NOT RIOTING?

I'm confused.

Posted by: torabora at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (Y274z)

315 I have a problem w the snowbirds calling DeSantis a Nazi, while they jump on his vaccine policy of "old folks first." And, they continuously praise Cuomo for "handling Covid the smart way." Hypocrisy at its finest. It stinks bc there are still Florida elderly that want it, too. JMHO.
Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (R0z7P)
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The Florida elderly should definitely get it before any visitors. I was just thinking of the the elderly in general lining up and I'm fine with that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (/669Q)

316 Free Republic reporting that Marriot now suspending donations to senators who questioned Biden's win.

Why bribe donate to Senators that will have no pull?

This isn't retaliation, its good business.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (7HQsw)

317 It's hard to argue with utterly nonsensical babble.
Posted by: Methos

I've ended conversation this way, making them think they won, and that I agree. I'm magnanimous like that.

"Hmm. Well, I can't argue with that."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (OssQ4)

318 Amazon is banking on Sundown to mandate a national lockdown. It's been good for them thus far. They are shutting down Parler for one reason. Because they can.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (kTF2Z)

319 ACLU is gaslighting about being concerned about Trump.

Posted by: torabora at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (Y274z)

320 Why are *any* conservatives on FB or Twitter? Seriously, why put yourselves through all that?

Maybe -75 M subscribers might help drive home our GD point as Snake Fapper would say.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (6mvRv)

321
My problem comes if it is mandated.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (/669Q)
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Naturally, I agree with bluebell.

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (MVjcR)

322 A question: a neighbor in the 'hood, young father, kid's nearly a year old, said he'd been "quarantining" the son since the madness broke out.

Isn't that, well, F***ING INSANE?


****

Short answer: Yes!

Long answer: Hell yes!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (m45I2)

323 You still pretended in exact opposite of what I typed that I said I would take a covid vaccine as early as possible (summer - low ebb for viruses and a time of year when I'm busy having fun, vs. I will evaluate risk vs reward come fall) Everyone gets to expression their opinion but FUCK OFF with twisting my words to do it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 10, 2021 01:16 PM (Aashi)

324 Let's be honest...the actions of government to minimize these risks are not predicated on concern for our welfare. It serves two purposes; to create a climate of fear among the people so they clamor for government intervention; and perhaps more important, the universal desire of those in power to exercise that power.


and, I believe most importantly, the money. Literally trillions of dollars worldwide. Plenty enough for every parasite to dip their beaks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 10, 2021 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

325 hey, we exist you know and we count too
Posted by: suicides and ODs at January 10, 2021 12:17 PM (r4bSV)

Yep, happened in my family.
Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (9AFWN)
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I'm so sorry to hear that, InCali. Going to a funeral this week for the same reason, not my family though, thank goodness. But the family is shattered.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:16 PM (/669Q)

326 Things do not look good for conservatives.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (NpAcC)

Let's give the GOPe and the DOJ credit where credit is due. Barr could have brought a hammer down on antifa/BLM and the people who helped fund the destruction, but did nothing.Wray is worse.

Posted by: CN at January 10, 2021 01:16 PM (ONvIw)

327 Naturally, I agree with bluebell.
Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (MVjcR)
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Weazy!!

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (/669Q)

328 I really have to wonder about amazoid shareholders. I mean, WTAF? Is the bottom line just no longer important in business? Let's hope that the shareholders get together and kick Jeff boy to the curb.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:04 PM (L8ADy)

We can assure you that it's quite profitable to be one of a few dominant monopolies in a fascist economic (and soon to be political) system.

Posted by: Tech Network Monopolies at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (B1Zp5)

329 I got the Pfizer version on the 6th, due for second shot 27th. I understand the 95% efficacy comes in approximately two weeks after that.

I'm dong this to help maybe get back to normal eventually, and for work. We have a group quarantining in Spain right now. I would normally make this trip, but with the 2 week requirement it literally doubles the cost.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (yqDnv)

330 My problem comes if it is mandated.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (/669Q)
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Naturally, I agree with bluebell.
Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (MVjcR)


Well, it will obviously be mandated for the schools, just like all the other vaccines.

For the rest of us, the government won't mandate it, but all the businesses will. And that will be okay, because just create your own economic system then.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (ZfRYq)

331 Over 65 folks/snowbirds from NY, rushing to the front of the line here in Florida.



Yeah, because to get the vaccine in NY, they would have to go out and commit some felonies that are still prosecuted.
And they'd have to go back to NY, which is a terrible idea.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (kOpft)

332 I hear the lincoln project may be operated by a bunch of pedos, is there a vaccine for that?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (r+sAi)

333
Weazy!!
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (/669Q)
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We need to go to lunch. Haven't seen you since the thing!

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (MVjcR)

334 309 Covid-19 will likely be around because we are now seeing that it is endemic.

The government has contracts out with many companies that run well into the 3Q2021 to deal with Covid.

So your "might" is in reality "it will be".
Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (7HQsw)

Good point! Because we're paying out big money to fight COVID, COVID will always be with us. It's also just politically convenient for our "betters" to have it around, but the money is definitely a big part of it, too.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (H3MF8)

335 I have a lot of shit to do now. I already had booted Google, never had Twitter or FB but sold their stock AMZN- still have that stock. Should I sell or use my position as a shareholder to fuck with them, vote against everything they recommend, show up at shareholders meetings etc..? I stopped ordering from them awhile back and use no other services. Marriott- I'll never stay in another one.
Ima gonna have to start a spreadsheet for this to keep up with whom I'm boycotting..

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (cCxiu)

336 This proves to me a 10 year theory of Pager Leftism is a religion

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (Cxk7w)

337 they choose the worst of all options for dealing with the problem

That's where our "betters" really shine.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (W4eKo)

338 RADIKAL ARMS NK-1 BULLPUP 24" 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN 5RD, BLACK

$600

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Posted by: bonhomme at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (i0wNm)

339 332 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (r+sAi)

Yes.

//Remington

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (Lzpvj)

340 THAT'S the GD point.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:11 PM (ZfRYq)

The point is he's on team antifa.

Posted by: CN at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (ONvIw)

341 Free Republic reporting that Marriot now suspending donations to senators who questioned Biden's win.
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Why bribe donate to Senators that will have no pull?

This isn't retaliation, its good business.
Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:14 PM (7HQsw)

It's going to be real easy to tell the difference, when we can look at Politician A, and see he's still getting money from the corporate rot, then look at Politician B who stopped getting said money.

Thanks for self-segregating, shitholes.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (oQ94s)

342 Wasn't all this that has been happening in a Stephen King novel?

Are we living in a fake reality?

Posted by: torabora at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (Y274z)

343 The ACLU is actually concerned about Trump being banned from social media!

I'm old enough to remember when the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Trump to stop blocking hecklers and ankle biters on his Trigger account because of their fundamental First Amendment Right of Free Speech. (Knight First Amendment Institute vs Trump)

Where is judge Barrington Parker now?

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (7HQsw)

344 Naturally, I agree with bluebell.
Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:15 PM (MVjcR)

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You're just afraid she'll shank you in the yard.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (kTF2Z)

345 Muldoon, thanks. Of course I won't say anything to them about it ("quarantining" an infant!). Just as, increasingly, I've said less and less about more and more to more and more people. Something which is now going to be ramped up even more - or be abandoned, with social consequences.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (OTzUX)

346 Thanks for self-segregating, shitholes.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (oQ94s)


Start your own chain of hotels.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (ZfRYq)

347 I was going to skip the vaccine primarily because of autoimmune reasons. It sounds like you're saying the opposite.
Posted by: grammie winger


******

Not exactly, grammie. And for heaven's sake do NOT take my comments here as a professional medical recommendation for your unique situation. Auto-immune diseases are a widely diverse set of conditions with a wide range of implications for things like infectious disease risk and immunizations. Ask your doctor or rheumatologist.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (m45I2)

348 I am so thankful I work for a small firm that is mostly sane.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (wR3DP)

349
You're just afraid she'll shank you in the yard.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (kTF2Z)
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Well....

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:20 PM (MVjcR)

350 Let the GOPers and NTs have their moment. I think they have a wake up call coming when they find out their new friends don't like them and their old colleagues close the door in their faces.

What's going on sucks, but I'd rather be sitting where we're sitting than Rick Wilson, George Conway and Jonah G-Files.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:20 PM (6mvRv)

351 348 I am so thankful I work for a small firm that is mostly sane.
Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (wR3DP)


Wait until the requirement that your company require the vaccine in order to do business with other companies.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:20 PM (ZfRYq)

352 Well, it will obviously be mandated for the schools, just like all the other vaccines.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:17 PM (ZfRYq)
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Question, since we are in the same county: if a child has had a disease like measles (probably would have to be an immigrant), does the county still require a vaccination? I honestly don't know because as a homeschooler we didn't have to deal with that issue, although my kids are all fully vaccinated.

I'm just wondering if they will make kids who tested positive for Covid get the vaccine anyway if it comes to that.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:21 PM (/669Q)

353 I hear the lincoln project may be operated by a bunch of pedos, is there a vaccine for that? Posted by: Guy Mohawk

I seem to remember hearing somewhere that a hot lead injection worked great for that

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:21 PM (cCxiu)

354 So if we're living out Revelations right now, who is the Beast? The False Prophet?


I don't know about those, but I'm pretty sure China is the whore of Babylon.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 01:21 PM (kOpft)

355 >I have a problem w the snowbirds calling DeSantis a Nazi, while they jump on his vaccine policy of "old folks first." And, they continuously praise Cuomo for "handling Covid the smart way." Hypocrisy at its finest. It stinks bc there are still Florida elderly that want it, too. JMHO.
Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:12 PM (R0z7P)

It make you wonder how people that stupid regarding their own self-preservation are even still alive.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (poEUH)

356 Houston is the new Gomorra

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (6mvRv)

357 OT and of no significant world impact....Hubby and I celebrate our 40 year anniversary today.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (99Nt9)

358 We need to go to lunch. Haven't seen you since the thing!
Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (MVjcR)
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Yes! Pretty much any time after this week is good. Let me know.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (/669Q)

359 Right, bluebell, I agree if you want it, that's your choice. But, bc the snowbird network learned when the vaccine was being released in my small county, they all made sure to be there first. All vaccines gone in 3 hours. Lots of local old folks w bad health left out. And, the snowbirds are typically in better shape than some of the locals, many of whom who've had a hard life. Also, if they weren't so disdainful about how stupid we all are, I might not be so judgmental, too. IYKWIM.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (R0z7P)

360 Look, you're a duke. Some of us are just hoping to get promoted to lady-in-waiting.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:05 PM (/669Q)

Technically, then, you are a lady-in-waiting-in-waiting.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:06 PM (ZfRYq)

I was thinking more of a waiting lady-in-waiting, in waiting.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:23 PM (axyOa)

361
I'm just wondering if they will make kids who tested positive for Covid get the vaccine anyway if it comes to that.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:21 PM (/669Q)


You know how bureaucracies are. It is much easier for them to just demand compliance with the vaccine policy or you can't get in the school. Well, unless you are, you know, an illegal alien. Determining whether you actually had measles or not would require too much work to track.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:23 PM (ZfRYq)

362 When I am forced to get the vaccine, I will be calling in sick for at least 3-4 days and demanding my place of employment pay for my absence ot hour using my personal PTO. then I'm leaving my phone at home and going on a road trip.

Fuck them.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:23 PM (U2p+3)

363
Yes! Pretty much any time after this week is good. Let me know.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (/669Q)
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Will do! Work is trying to get their money out of me right now but hopefully next week will be better.

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (MVjcR)

364 *without unsung my personal PTO

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (U2p+3)

365 @357 - Congrats! That is a wonderful achievement : )

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (6mvRv)

366 And for heaven's sake do NOT take my comments here
as a professional medical recommendation for your unique situation.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (m45I2)

Not to worry Muldoon! I wasn't going to listen to you anyways!

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (gm3d+)

367
O+ is good to fight Covid?
Yes!

Of course, I had it already, 3 nights of sweats and a dry cough during the day, but it really wasn't any big deal other than doing laundry more often for a while.
My immune system was once again up for the task. So far, so good!
Yeah, it's a scam. Not the Covid, but the shut it down response to it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (sy5kK)

368 I was thinking more of a waiting lady-in-waiting, in waiting.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:23 PM (axyOa)


The comma wars, started they have.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (ZfRYq)

369 Thanks for self-segregating, shitholes.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (oQ94s)

Start your own chain of hotels.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (ZfRYq)


Dammit. Just don't tell me the Cow Products Industrial Complex is coming out against anyone who questions Lord Biden.

Lie to me if you have to.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (oQ94s)

370 357 OT and of no significant world impact....Hubby and I celebrate our 40 year anniversary today.
Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 10, 2021 01:22 PM (99Nt9)

Nice! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (H3MF8)

371 Not to worry Muldoon! I wasn't going to listen to you anyways!
Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (gm3d+)
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It's gotten to the point where I can't understand him if he isn't speaking in limericks.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (/669Q)

372 Houston is the new Gomorra Posted by: Blacksheep


I second that! Hey, any chance we can get Sheila Jackass Lee caught up in some of that sweet "pillar of salt" action?

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (cCxiu)

373 Just exited facebook... They didn't make it easy... Only had it to see pictures of out of town relatives.. They can e-mail them

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (Zmnko)

374 I would only take professional medical advice from Muldoon in Limerick form.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:26 PM (OssQ4)

375 Happy anniversary, Russkilitlover! That's wonderful for you, and wonderful for the world to see.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:26 PM (/669Q)

376 370 357 OT and of no significant world impact....Hubby and I celebrate our 40 year anniversary today.

Congrats.. We had our 48th on Jan 6th.. The day of infamy...Then and now

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:26 PM (Zmnko)

377 376 370 357 OT and of no significant world impact....Hubby and I celebrate our 40 year anniversary today.

Congrats.. We had our 48th on Jan 6th.. The day of infamy...Then and now
Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:26 PM (Zmnko)

Oh, wow! Congratulations to you, too, Donna!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (H3MF8)

378 So if we're living out Revelations right now, who is the Beast? The False Prophet?

I'm not religious. Not anti religious either. So just ignore my take - its no better than the pope's. Or any worse.

I think we're falling apart the way all civilizations do. By the things we trust, and built our society upon, being shown to be false.

In the poetic sense - I consider both the Beast and False Prophet to be different aspects of the political system coming to the rescue - when our political system is the problem. I don't think this is "spiritual" or "cosmic". Just the last superpower falling. Another empire biting the dust.

I'm sure Ancient Romans looked to the Heavens for a sign as well. They were looking in the wrong direction.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (kwcaA)

379 And for heaven's sake do NOT take my comments here

as a professional medical recommendation for your unique situation.



Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:19 PM (m45I2)

I was hoping you would help me with a few problems. Can we start with hemorrhoids?

Posted by: typical raunchy Moron at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (xT2tT)

380 Oh, wow! Congratulations to you, too, Donna!

Thanks.. Obviously I was 10 when I married... LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (Zmnko)

381 And congrats to you too, Donna. That is a truly special achievement. Hopefully you'll enjoy a big, Covid-free party for your 50th!

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (6mvRv)

382 I was hoping you would help me with a few problems. Can we start with hemorrhoids?
Posted by: typical raunchy Moron at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (xT2tT)


Anxiously awaiting this limerick.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (ZfRYq)

383 Not to worry Muldoon! I wasn't going to listen to you anyways!
Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (gm3d+)
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It's gotten to the point where I can't understand him if he isn't speaking in limericks.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (/669Q)

Yeah. Worst limerick EVAH!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (axyOa)

384 Wait until the requirement that your company require the vaccine in order to do business with other companies.

That's what our concern is right now. The owner has made it clear that nobody is under any obligation whatsoever to get the vaccine. The problem will come when our clients decide that on-premise visitors must provide proof. Only a matter of time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (W4eKo)

385 I demand medical advice in rhyming couplets.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (yQpMk)

386 362 When I am forced to get the vaccine, I will be calling in sick for at least 3-4 days and demanding my place of employment pay for my absence ot hour using my personal PTO. then I'm leaving my phone at home and going on a road trip.

Fuck them.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:23 PM (U2p+3)

excellent. you deserve it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (sy5kK)

387 The fact is a vaccine is a product. There is no science that says products work as advertised.

Posted by: James Schuler at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (j7w9/)

388 Happy anniversary to you too, donna! I'm amazed at the number of people here who got married before they were even born.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM (/669Q)

389 Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM

Thanks.. LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM (Zmnko)

390 "Ivermectin is also about 95% effective."

the huge efforts to smear HCQ and especially Ivermectin (and whatever other effective treatments) is another reason to not "trust Our Science". I mostly trust the big drug makers to not release really dangerous stuff, but they do want to make a few billion pushing something expensive .. and the politics allows for cancelling the cheap alternatives.


So their force and control is an issue ... the policy of no treatment for those the get sick (true many places), as opposed to cheap HCQ or Ivermectin or other standard safe protocols ... sounded like ... "go home till you are sick enough for hospitals and BigPharma investors to collect thousands off of your case".

Posted by: illiniwek at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM (Cus5s)

391 have a lot of shit to do now. I already had booted Google, never had Twitter or FB but sold their stock AMZN- still have that stock. Should I sell or use my position as a shareholder to fuck with them, vote against everything they recommend, show up at shareholders meetings etc..? I stopped ordering from them awhile back and use no other services. Marriott- I'll never stay in another one.
Ima gonna have to start a spreadsheet for this to keep up with whom I'm boycotting..
Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (cCxiu)
***********
I don't know how many shares you've have, but
definitely fuck with them at meetings etc. and vote against everything they propose. I wish I had bought stock in it for this very reason.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM (NpAcC)

392 We probably weren't supposed to have the vaccine as quickly as we got it. CCP virus did a fantastic job of hobbling the United States' economic engine, something the globalists tried to get us to do with the Paris Accords. This bypassed the federal level and let the individual commie governors lock down their states to do the same thing. Except it should have lasted longer while the normal slow federal process of vaccine approvals take their slow time. Trump flipped that script with pushing the development timelines. He tried to short circuit with a HCQ therapy discovery, but nope , we gotta have a vaccine! There's money in developing a vaccine! And with media/dems/CCP/globalists (BIRM) all pushing the need for a vaccine vs therapeutics, because that's gonna take longer, Trump took a weed whacker to regulations and like a decent project manager, figured out where he could crash the critical paths and simultaneously do things that normally were sequential. Once he realized that mRNA vaccine development was pretty much like the annual flu on process, he was pretty sure he could get vaccine manufacturing started once it was shown to be pretty safe, as Ace pointed out already.

Posted by: Janir at January 10, 2021 01:29 PM (7FTeO)

393 383 Not to worry Muldoon! I wasn't going to listen to you anyways!
Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2021 01:24 PM (gm3d+)
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It's gotten to the point where I can't understand him if he isn't speaking in limericks.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:25 PM (/669Q)

Yeah. Worst limerick EVAH!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM (axyOa)
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Wow, Muldoon, tough crowd today.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:30 PM (sy5kK)

394 Is there a new twitter censorship strategy where they 'protect' an account by only allowing followers to see it? Or are people doing that to protect their accounts?

The information flow has really slowed down given the bogginess of gab, the purge on twitter, and the pending demise of parler.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2021 01:30 PM (/2aWP)

395 Wow, I was able to read all the content and comments on the can! Thanks trinidad scorpion hotsauce!

Posted by: KarlHungus at January 10, 2021 01:30 PM (I0oUO)

396 ... that "mitigation" policies would not be statistically significant as factors differentiating different outcomes...
Posted by: rhomboid



*****


That's how I took your comment. I agree. My point was to emphasize that not considering a plausible contributing variable in your analysis prevents you from establishing a causal relationship. (The dog that didn't wear a mask in the night, if you will)

Along the same lines, late summer or early fall Colorado shifted from trying to model projected cases and deaths by looking at masks indoors, masks indoors and outdoors, and social distancing; to modeling based on "all the things we are doing" as a single variable. Madness if you ask me.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (m45I2)

397 Yes CBD, your last paragraph is precisely why I won't be getting the vaccine any time soon.

I was kicked off LGF for my 'radical' views. When I first came here I was also a radical for my views. I was called a gun dick stroker and ridiculed for saying civil war was inevitable.
I may be a fool, but I'm a wide awake fool.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (eJn7u)

398 Walking Dude and "Sheila Jackass Lee"

Yes, whatever works! I call her "Sheila Look-At-My-Hair! Jackson Lee.

Posted by: Ziba at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (S1hrL)

399 Sell high. Fuck their meetings, make money off them and give them the finger going forward.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (6mvRv)

400 My problem comes if it is mandated.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:07 PM (/669Q)

At the moment, as i understand it, all the vaccines are still classified as experimental and at least with the Military we can NOT mandate anyone get it because of that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:32 PM (85Gof)

401 I was called a gun dick stroker and ridiculed for saying civil war was inevitable.
I may be a fool, but I'm a wide awake fool.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (eJn7u)[/i

Something something Cassandra something something.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:32 PM (ZfRYq)

402 Happy anniversary to you too, donna! I'm amazed at the number of people here who got married before they were even born.

Posted by: bluebell a

Arranged marriages.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:32 PM (wR3DP)

403
Congrats.. We had our 48th on Jan 6th.. The day of infamy...Then and now
Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:26 PM (Zmnko)

Time flies, don't it? Congrats to you, as well.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 10, 2021 01:32 PM (99Nt9)

404 What do hemorrhoids and asteroids have in common?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 10, 2021 01:33 PM (r+sAi)

405 Vaccine for thee, not for me!

Posted by: Ziba at January 10, 2021 01:33 PM (S1hrL)

406 Anyone on road trips should be able to score a lot of free soap and towels from Marriott.

"Yeah, I looked at the room, I didn't like it." Refund.

Leave a nice dump while you're at it.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:33 PM (OssQ4)

407 What do hemorrhoids and asteroids have in common?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 10, 2021 01:33 PM (r+sAi)

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Muldoon could use them in a limerick?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (kTF2Z)

408 So if we're living out Revelations right now, who is the Beast? The False Prophet? I don't know about those, but I'm pretty sure China is the whore of Babylon.Posted by: Methos

The Beast and false prophet- pretty sure thats big tech and the media. Ever wonder why the US is not mentioned in Biblical Prophecy? It used to bother me alot until it occurred to me that maybe we are. I don't know about the WOB Whore of Babylon- but I'm pretty sure WE are Babylon- envy of the world- destroyed in 1 day.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (cCxiu)

409 What do assholes and opinions have in common?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (U2p+3)

410 Something something Cassandra something something.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:32 PM (ZfRYq)


Sometimes - a Cassandra says civil war is upon us. Sometimes - they say we'll become a "papers, please" society.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (kwcaA)

411 So if we're living out Revelations right now, who is the Beast? The False Prophet?

You do realize that a Premillennial view of Revelation, particularly of the Dispensational bent is relatively new and almost completely US centric in nature?

Less than a couple centuries ago, Rome and the Pope were universally accepted as the Beast and False Prophet.

Isaac Newton wrote far more on prophecy than on any other topic and he was decidedly Historic and has dated the official second coming still distant.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:35 PM (7HQsw)

412 I was hoping you would help me with a few problems. Can we start with hemorrhoids?
Posted by: typical raunchy Moron at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (xT2tT)

Anxiously awaiting this limerick.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM

I was thinking bleeding chancres.
Let's see...rancor, anchor, bankers...

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:35 PM (axyOa)

413 397 Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 10, 2021 01:31 PM (eJn7u)

Sometimes being able to see where the road leads is resented.

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 01:35 PM (Lzpvj)

414 Does anyone know what restrictions NC is still under? Are masks mandatory? What about bars/restaurants and schools?

It sounds like it's as bad as NY. Is that true?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 10, 2021 01:36 PM (GXQC6)

415 Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM

Somewhere in prophecy is a bit about a nation of "cities without walls". Which of course was a big deal back when it was a given that cities have walls.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:36 PM (OssQ4)

416 Just checking to see if I can link my nic directly to a parley...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:36 PM (H3MF8)

417 Beyond the Covid, I worry about all the kids who have ruined a year of school learning, and all the problems of no social gatherings and the skills kids learn about themselves and each other.

Schools and parents have to start over again.

What a waste of a year of the kids lives.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (sy5kK)

418 Except I'll need one of those vaccine passports. Where can I get one?

Posted by: Ziba at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (S1hrL)

419 It worked!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (H3MF8)

420 How insane is this?

Sam Sweeney
@SweeneyABC

BREAKING: Airspace above 18,000
feet from South Carolina to NJ has been cleared due to coronavirus
exposure at one of the busiest FAA control centers outside Washington.
FAA says decontamination should finish at 1:45 p.m.

There's no air traffic for most of NC and almost all of VA. Because of covid on the ground.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (IbxQb)

421 Another empire biting the dust.

I'm sure Ancient Romans looked to the Heavens for a sign as well. They were looking in the wrong direction.
Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (kwcaA)

I think any analysis of things falling apart will conclude that one of the main reasons they do is people no longer believing in things.

I'm not saying it doesn't matter WHAT one believes in, but when a shared culture has shared beliefs, things bend, but they don't break. When there are no longer shared beliefs, the culture collapses.

And one of those things that seem to well beyond the tipping point now, is specifically Judeo-Christian beliefs.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (oQ94s)

422 Ever wonder why the US is not mentioned in Biblical Prophecy?

Probably for the same reason the other 194 countries today aren't mentioned.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (7HQsw)

423 Hey doc would you look at these hemorrhoids,
Looks to me like they're on steroids.
He looked askance,
As I dropped my pants.
Holy smokes, you've got asteroids!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (kTF2Z)

424 412 I was hoping you would help me with a few problems. Can we start with hemorrhoids?
Posted by: typical raunchy Moron at January 10, 2021 01:27 PM (xT2tT)

Anxiously awaiting this limerick.
Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 01:28 PM

I was thinking bleeding chancres.
Let's see...rancor, anchor, bankers...
Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:35 PM (axyOa)

Perhaps something about a nut, asking Muldoon to look at his butt...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:38 PM (H3MF8)

425 Ouch, Duke. LOL.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:38 PM (/669Q)

426 423 Hey doc would you look at these hemorrhoids,
Looks to me like they're on steroids.
He looked askance,
As I dropped my pants.
Holy smokes, you've got asteroids!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (kTF2Z)

Not bad! Not bad.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:38 PM (H3MF8)

427 If you remember, SJL stole a woman's first-class seat on United. I'm sure none of those Congress creeps that get up-graded regularly, for seats that result in tens of thousands worth of perks, get a 1099 from the airline. And, they should.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:38 PM (R0z7P)

428 Staying silent about my views comes naturally to me, so that part of the new regime won't be much of a change for me. It's the new compelled speech which I'm going to hate. I know I'll be required to list pronouns in my work emails soon. I think I'll create a random pronoun generator and change them in each email. See if anyone notices. And if they complain I'm going to tell them it's my truth, why are they questioning me?

Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (9AFWN)

429 Ima gonna have to start a spreadsheet for this to keep up with whom I'm boycotting..
Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:18 PM (cCxiu)


I know what you mean. In the case of your amz stock, I'd probably do what I could to profit from the assholes, and if you can, get other like-minded shareholders together to make their lives miserable. That's a fuck of a lot of shareholders though.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (L8ADy)

430 FWIW, this has all the hallmarks of a coup rather than a revolution. Revolutions, more or less, have the tacit approval of a majority of the population--usually to displace one set of elites with another. Coups on the other hand rely on the elites usually suppressing popular reaction against the elite's chosen leaders. Russia, for example, in 1917, a huge majority of the Russian people wanted the war over and the elites/Romanovs removed from any power. Kerensky, to his discredit, listened to his allied foreign countries and continued the war which led to Lenin, Stalin, etc. Cuba, a majority of people were tired of their caudillo and wanted him gone due to his corruption, lack of any attempt to cultivate popular opinion, etc. Ditto for the American Revolution, loyalists, at most were about one third of the population but the backwoods people were upset about the prevention of gaining more land to the West, the wealthy merchants, like Hancock, were upset about navigation acts being enforced, and so on. So more or less, two thirds of Americans did not see any disadvantages to removing the king--for about a century, they had been governing themselves, more or less, anyway.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (pO7gM)

431 There's no air traffic for most of NC and almost all of VA. Because of covid on the ground.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (IbxQb)


That is beyond stupid.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (axyOa)

432
Schools and parents have to start over again.

What a waste of a year of the kids lives.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (sy5kK)

The dumbshit class of 2020, 21, 22, 2.....
How many kids have learned anything and how many have blown off school?

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (99Nt9)

433 Going to the hospital for a heart cath Thursday...going to the hospital concerns me more than the cath.
Posted by: BignJames at January 10, 2021 12:23 PM (AwYPR)


Prayer sent up for you.

On the 20th, I go to the hospital for an Ablation for the Afib I've had since the middle of July. Kind of worried about that myself.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at January 10, 2021 01:40 PM (R5lpX)

434 What a waste of a year of the kids lives.

Super simple, barely an inconvenience - just identify each kid to be a year or two younger.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:40 PM (7HQsw)

435 19 I don't think getting the vaccine is what conservatives find so repugnant.

I think it's the lefty's idea that if you don't get the vaccine you're not allowed to buy, sell, drink, eat or go out until you get it, and then must have a barcode stamped on your face to prove you had it.
Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 10, 2021 12:09 PM (YrtE9)


Bingo!

Posted by: Emmie at January 10, 2021 01:40 PM (ofYez)

436 So I just got another ios

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:40 PM (U2p+3)

437 ios auto update and canceled it. Fuck Apple.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (U2p+3)

438 What do assholes and opinions have in common?
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (U2p+3)
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

439 Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (9AFWN)

Being in CA. I never mention my political beliefs to those I don't know... Sad to say

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (Zmnko)

440 That is beyond stupid.



Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:39 PM (axyOa)

I guess if they had to shut down air traffic control on the ground it kinda makes sense. It only caught my eye because the Qtard larpers will jump right on it, and just like that they have.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM (IbxQb)

441 There's no air traffic for most of NC and almost all of VA. Because of covid on the ground.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (IbxQb)

Bwah hah hah hah, its an airborne virus.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM (cCxiu)

442 Super simple, barely an inconvenience - just identify each kid to be a year or two younger.
Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:40 PM

Up to ten or fifteen for refugees.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM (OssQ4)

443 I haven't seen Nadler since he shit his pants. Did he just keep on walking and never look back?

Posted by: Jimco Industries at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM (buTO7)

444 I'll be back!

Posted by: iOS Update at January 10, 2021 01:43 PM (6mvRv)

445 Where have you gone our good friend Muldoon?
The Horde has turned their lonely eyes to you...

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:43 PM (axyOa)

446 Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM

Oh, where is Ben Roethlisberger when we need him most?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:43 PM (OssQ4)

447 I changed my gender to x on my drivers lisence 3 or so years ago when they first changed the rule. I'll just say whatever I want and when I get flack I'll whip out my dl and say I'm trans and being descriminated against. Use their weapons against them.

Posted by: KarlHungus at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (I0oUO)

448 And one of those things that seem to well beyond the tipping point now, is specifically Judeo-Christian beliefs.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (oQ94s)


I concur. And, again, I am not religious. But religion fills the hole that exists in most people. It does more good than harm - even I, who detest those who hide behind their veil of religion and try to use passive-aggression to control interactions - can see that.

Can't stand religious do gooders - they are the definition os CS Lewis writing about the tyranny of the well intentioned. We're getting ready to see that worship of the state takes that shit up to twelve. Not eleven. Twelve.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (kwcaA)

449 I CAN FIND NO HUMOR IN THIS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLESBERGER at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (kTF2Z)

450 If you want to cause misery for anyone in the Hospitality Industry, tell them you saw a cockroach. Especially disgusting is one near your toothbrush in the bathroom. They jump to respond. Marriott would probably hate those reviews.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (R0z7P)

451 CWII might be arriving faster than I thought

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 01:45 PM (Cxk7w)

452 446 Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM

Oh, where is Ben Roethlisberger when we need him most?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:43 PM (OssQ4)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE DON'T ACTUALLY NEED BEN ROETHLISBERGER. OH, WAIT...

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at January 10, 2021 01:45 PM (H3MF8)

453 How about instead of a Covid vaccine passport or a barcode, instead let's use yellow stars! They are really pretty and stuff!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:45 PM (sy5kK)

454 I also hope my kids are of age before they decriminalized pedophilia. It's already started here in cali.

Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:46 PM (9AFWN)

455 There's no air traffic for most of NC and almost all of VA. Because of covid on the ground.

Plenty of traffic, but it's below 18,000. He's right, though, there is a big open space in a triangle above 18,000 from a point in Florida up over the ocean to maybe Boston, and out to West Virginia. It really stands out.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2021 01:46 PM (UMXod)

456 Coups rely on speed, control of the military and police, control of communications, and attempts to rapidly consolidate their position by isolating political opposition and through legislation. Sometimes decapitation actions are carried out against key opposition through arrests, etc.

But, coups are made out of weakness, not strength and carry the seeds of destruction in them.

Right now, even the normies notice that techlords are purging conservatives, they do not buy that the protest at the Capitol was an attack on democracy, nor that their fellow citizens are traitors etc. The coup organizers, lack many in the past, fail to recognize that everything said about their opposition is what they are doing. The FBI has disgraced itself, the courts have destroyed their moral reputation as a resolver of disputes, many in Congress appears both impotent and rage filled against the people they govern.

This is not a sign of strength. So, prepare for at least two weeks of disruptions--food, medicine, water supplies, etc. Don't give the coup masters any inflammatory rhetoric--make them look silly by failing to overreact, keep whatever comms open and wait for now.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 01:46 PM (pO7gM)

457 ios auto update and canceled it. Fuck Apple.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (U2p+3)

Well be careful..I get why and what your doing but some of those updates do effect the functionality of your device. So I would be careful about doing that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (85Gof)

458 OT
Please drop a quick prayer for Mark Andrew Edwards. He had to put his beloved Rottweiler Logan down yesterday. He's devastated. I met Logan. He was a very handsome square headed boy who was very protective of his owner.

Thank
You.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (U2p+3)

459 Being in CA. I never mention my political beliefs to those I don't know... Sad to say
Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (Zmnko)

It's been said people are going to have to develop a code, a way to identify fellow travelers, much like the commies did back in the day, and like the gays did when their activities were illegal.

So if you walk up to somebody and say "nice day, friend," then they reply "hoping for better tomorrow," then you are free to converse. But it's got to be the PRECISE phrase!

Your crime today is WORSE than the crime of being a commie or a gay back in the day.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (oQ94s)

460 It'll be a tattoo. Lefties love tattoos. What's one more?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (OssQ4)

461 Somewhere in prophecy is a bit about a nation of "cities without
walls". Which of course was a big deal back when it was a given that
cities have walls. Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez)

Thanks, I'll have to find that one and have a look.


Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (cCxiu)

462 I changed my gender to x on my drivers lisence 3 or
so years ago when they first changed the rule. I'll just say whatever I
want and when I get flack I'll whip out my dl and say I'm trans and
being descriminated against. Use their weapons against them.

Posted by: KarlHungus at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (I0oUO)

For about a year I've been checking the Other box on those forms for race and writing in "American". If Chinese is a race now then so is American. Nobody has said a word.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (IbxQb)

463 Plenty of traffic, but it's below 18,000. He's right, though, there is a big open space in a triangle above 18,000 from a point in Florida up over the ocean to maybe Boston, and out to West Virginia. It really stands out.
Posted by: t-bird

Why? It's not wuhan flu.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (wR3DP)

464
I CAN FIND NO HUMOR IN THIS!
Posted by: BEN ROETHLESBERGER at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (kTF2Z)

--------

*snaps finers*

Hey. Dufus. FOCUS! Today is game day or the Browns are gonna kuck your ass!

Posted by: Iixerupper at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (nw6Hr)

465 Please drop a quick prayer for Mark Andrew Edwards. He had to put his beloved Rottweiler Logan down yesterday. He's devastated. I met Logan. He was a very handsome square headed boy who was very protective of his owner.

So heartbreaking..... I've been there more than I would like to remember

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (Zmnko)

466 I guess if they had to shut down air traffic control on the ground it kinda makes sense. It only caught my eye because the Qtard larpers will jump right on it, and just like that they have.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:42 PM (IbxQb)

So shutting down airports? Why not train and bus stations? Supermarkets? Gas stations?
Why just ATC in one area?
I smell bullsh*t.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (axyOa)

467
Medical Records - a limerick

As I sort through my medical files
I see that it's been quite a while
I've a hem'rhoid or two
Wait! I now have a few
As a matter of fact I have piles!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:49 PM (m45I2)

468 Long, but interesting speculation around the vaccine weakening people's immune systems, and an uptick in deaths in the following months:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/Dxjp6nkwhWn8/

Tinfoil hat time: Could there be an attempt to frighten the public with 'new strains' of Covid "mutations", and when people start dying in 2021, use that to validate the "mutated strains" lie, and serve as an accelerant to both vaccinations and lockdowns?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 10, 2021 01:49 PM (DMUuz)

469 RIP, Logan. Prayers up for the Notorious MAE.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (H3MF8)

470 Breaking: Due to Covid being airborne, HBO has deleted the series "Band of Brothers."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (kTF2Z)

471 467
Medical Records - a limerick

As I sort through my medical files
I see that it's been quite a while
I've a hem'rhoid or two
Wait! I now have a few
As a matter of fact I have piles!!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:49 PM (m45I2)

And there it is! Nice!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (H3MF8)

472 For about a year I've been checking the Other box on those forms for race and writing in "American". If Chinese is a race now then so is American. Nobody has said a word.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (IbxQb)
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I've been doing that since the 2010 census.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (/669Q)

473 Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:49 PM (m45I2)

LOL... Good one

Posted by: It's me donna at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (Zmnko)

474 It'll be a tattoo. Lefties love tattoos. What's one more?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist

Aunt Kitty had a tattoo on her arm when she came to the US and married into the family.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:51 PM (wR3DP)

475 Medical Records - a limerick

As I sort through my medical files
I see that it's been quite a while
I've a hem'rhoid or two
Wait! I now have a few
As a matter of fact I have piles!!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:49 PM (m45I2)

And there it is! Nice!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (H3MF

Ahh. My day is complete.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 10, 2021 01:52 PM (axyOa)

476 Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:37 PM (oQ94s)

I concur. And, again, I am not religious. But religion fills the hole that exists in most people. It does more good than harm - even I, who detest those who hide behind their veil of religion and try to use passive-aggression to control interactions - can see that.

Can't stand religious do gooders - they are the definition os CS Lewis writing about the tyranny of the well intentioned. We're getting ready to see that worship of the state takes that shit up to twelve. Not eleven. Twelve.
Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (kwcaA)

Jesus himself had a thing or two to say about "religious do-gooders."

There are plenty of modern day Pharisees about, but many fewer of them than modern day puritanical zealots of the Cult of Woke.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 10, 2021 01:52 PM (oQ94s)

477 447 KarlHungus,
Leftists do not care about hypocrisy, that is a pernicious trope. They care about power. In their world, a conservative gender fluid person does not literally exist. So a non-existent person cannot complain of ill treatment. Same for any conservative that does not fit their idea of how a oppressed minority should act.

Like Gandhi's rather idiotic idea that peaceful resistance could be made to the actual Nazi invaders in WWII even though millions would die, Alinsky's Rules for Radicals only works one way--that is to persuade decent people to allow themselves to be shamed and permit the unspeakable and illegal. Rules only work when both sides agree on them. When one side can defect without cost, they will ignore the rules as a whole for advantage in future situations. Basic game theory.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (pO7gM)

478 We're getting ready to see that worship of the state takes that shit up to twelve. Not eleven. Twelve.

Up until Socrates, Plato and Aristotle taught that since there is a perfect form of god that the universe is rational and can be understood, the understanding of the word around was that of chaos.

Herodutus commented on Greek naturalistic explanations for why the Egyptian Nile floods stands to point out that Greeks wondered why, the Egyptians never sought to find out why even though they heavily depended on floods.

Point being, atheistic post modernism leads to irrationality, ignorance and superstition. Belief in a transcendent being and a meta narrative leads to rational inquiry.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (7HQsw)

479 The FBI has disgraced itself, the courts have destroyed their moral reputation as a resolver of disputes, many in Congress appears both impotent and rage filled against the people they govern.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 01:46 PM (pO7gM)
---
Both institutions have created generational distrust from millions of formerly supportive citizens.
And the other citizens already distrusted them.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (sy5kK)

480 InCali. Hmmm, not sure they will decriminalize pedophilia. I think we just accelerate on the Ayn Rand path of the states passing even more laws such that no one can follow them all. Laws are just the club with which to beat those who step out of line and not something which everyone has to follow.

Look at Bill Cosby. They didn't go after him because he serially got women drunk or sedated and then had sex with them. They went after him because he dared to speak up and say "blacks can be upper middle class families and the government policies and media adoration of rappers encouraging broken families are bad" THAT could not stand, so suddenly laws that don't normally apply to movie/TV stars were used against the inconvenient voice.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (Aashi)

481 You know things are bad when people are happy to see a limerick about hemorrhoids.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (sd8p8)

482 Serious sympathies for Mark. I've had to do this twice.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (KAi1n)

483 Not sure if I shared this - On a zoom call at work this week, someone was fretting about the attempted coup in DC. I wanted to say what do you mean, the coup was successful, but figured that comment would get me fired.

Posted by: InCali at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (9AFWN)

484 Leftists do not care about hypocrisy, that is a pernicious trope.

Leftists view hypocrisy as a tool, not as a vice.

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (7HQsw)

485 Breaking: Due to Covid being airborne, HBO has deleted the series "Band of Brothers."
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (kTF2Z)

I wanna be an Airborne Ranger.

I wanna live the life of danger!

Posted by: The Covids at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (oQ94s)

486 450 If you want to cause misery for anyone in the Hospitality Industry, tell them you saw a cockroach. Especially disgusting is one near your toothbrush in the bathroom. They jump to respond. Marriott would probably hate those reviews.
Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 01:44 PM (R0z7P)

bedbugs

Posted by: CN at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (ONvIw)

487 Breaking: Due to Covid being airborne HBO has deleted the series Band of Brothers. Posted by Duke Lowell
lol

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:54 PM (cCxiu)

488 ios auto update and canceled it. Fuck Apple.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:41 PM (U2p+3)

Well be careful..I get why and what your doing but some of those updates do effect the functionality of your device. So I would be careful about doing that
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (85Gof)
**********
Yeah. You can avoid the updates for awhile, but eventually you'll have to update it if you want it to function properly.
I hate that they pretty much OWN us. I had to order a new IPad because mine isn't holding a charge.
I feel disgusted doing so because the Tech companies despise us the most. Every single one of them.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 10, 2021 01:55 PM (NpAcC)

489 477 Leftists do not care about hypocrisy, that is a pernicious trope. They care about power. In their world, a conservative gender fluid person does not literally exist. So a non-existent person cannot complain of ill treatment. Same for any conservative that does not fit their idea of how a oppressed minority should act.

Like Gandhi's rather idiotic idea that peaceful resistance could be made to the actual Nazi invaders in WWII even though millions would die, Alinsky's Rules for Radicals only works one way--that is to persuade decent people to allow themselves to be shamed and permit the unspeakable and illegal. Rules only work when both sides agree on them. When one side can defect without cost, they will ignore the rules as a whole for advantage in future situations. Basic game theory.
Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (pO7gM)

Yep, they only use hypocrisy as an argument because they know we sort of care about it. And don't get me started on that asshole Gandhi...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:55 PM (H3MF8)

490 Shingles are NOT avoidable and are excruciating.

Posted by: DaveA at January 10, 2021 01:56 PM (FhXTo)

491 The people who bankrolled this go to parties where they cheerfully discuss that "right sizing mankind" means there needs to be 200 million bald monkey types tops. They are not discussing letting people like me and you stick around. Never forget ALL of this is because we outsourced our gain of function research to a nation that practices routine infanticide, rape as a population control tool, harvests organs, and has created a demographic timebomb with their one child policy.

NEVER forget.
Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 12:15 PM (Lzpvj)

This. ALL of this.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 10, 2021 01:56 PM (5FCda)

492 If you want to cause misery for anyone in the Hospitality Industry, tell them you saw a cockroach. Especially disgusting is one near your toothbrush in the bathroom. They jump to respond. Marriott would probably hate those reviews.
Posted by: EveR

Or, just shut everything down. No, I'm not bitter, why do you ask?

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (wR3DP)

493 458 OT
Please drop a quick prayer for Mark Andrew Edwards. He had to put his beloved Rottweiler Logan down yesterday. He's devastated. I met Logan. He was a very handsome square headed boy who was very protective of his owner.

Thank
You.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (U2p+3)

Sorry to hear of this, Mark.
My prayers are up for you, buddy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (sy5kK)

494 Don't be stupid. Take the shingles shot if you haven't had one. It can be life altering to get shingles.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (sd8p8)

495 481 You know things are bad when people are happy to see a limerick about hemorrhoids.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 10, 2021 01:53 PM (sd8p

Muldoon's limericks are just joyful things, in general. The man's got a gift!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (H3MF8)

496 Look at Bill Cosby. They didn't go after him because he serially got
women drunk or sedated and then had sex with them. They went after him
because he dared to speak up. Posted by: PaleRider .
He shoulda used a mouthpiece and let Fat Albert say that.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (cCxiu)

497 The Beast and false prophet- pretty sure thats big tech and the media.
Ever wonder why the US is not mentioned in Biblical Prophecy? It used to
bother me alot until it occurred to me that maybe we are. I don't know
about the WOB Whore of Babylon- but I'm pretty sure WE are Babylon- envy
of the world- destroyed in 1 day.


I suspect the rest of the world understands what happened at 3:45 AM January 7 better than LIV Americans.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (kOpft)

498
Your Demands Anger Me - a limerick

I'm seen as a limerick sage
And I chip in on each comments page
But all your back sass
Is a pain in my ass
I've got a bad case of 'rhoid rage!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (m45I2)

499 I feel disgusted doing so because the Tech companies despise us the most. Every single one of them.

So when do we accept the culture of "lesser of two evils" and buy a purely Chinese designed and built tablet over Apple's product?

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 01:58 PM (7HQsw)

500 But, coups are made out of weakness, not strength and carry the seeds of destruction in them.

Day Two of this bullshit now, eh whig ? I thought about replying last night, when you were giving congrats to everyone that subscribed to your "its all gonna' work out" POV. Then I thought to myself - "fuck 'em - whomever listens to this hopium gets what they deserve".

But I can't resist. People that died in the Killing Fields, Soviet Union, Fascist Germany, Castro Cuba, and on and on and on know that coups can and do succeed. And sometimes they are led by pricks that demand a body count.

whig - you might as well just tell everyone that the opponents they fear are on the wrong side of history. Makes about as much sense as when Obama spewed that drivel.

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:58 PM (kwcaA)

501 I don't know about the WOB Whore of Babylon- but I'm pretty sure WE are Babylon- envy of the world- destroyed in 1 day.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 01:34 PM (cCxiu)



If we let our guard down while we're suffering an internal coup/revolution, it'll be over in just a day if the Chinese/Russians nuke us and/or spread a bioweapon.

The merchants of the Earth would weep indeed.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 10, 2021 01:59 PM (ZSK0i)

502 OT
Please drop a quick prayer for Mark Andrew Edwards. He had to put his beloved Rottweiler Logan down yesterday. He's devastated. I met Logan. He was a very handsome square headed boy who was very protective of his owner.

Thank
You.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (U2p+3)

Unbearably sad. Prayers for him.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 10, 2021 01:59 PM (5FCda)

503 NOOD

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 10, 2021 02:01 PM (ZSK0i)

504 As, c'mon Muldoon. You know we love you.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 10, 2021 02:01 PM (sd8p8)

505 It's the Book of Revelation, not Revelations.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 10, 2021 02:01 PM (2BZBZ)

506 Trying to figure out where the Leftist big tech giants think where this total censorship is going and where it will end for them.

Leftism has never gone much past 1 stage thinking now mind you.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2021 02:01 PM (Cxk7w)

507 Prayers up for you, Mark. I'm sure Logan will be welcomed to the Rainbow Bridge.

One of the hardest things to do.

Posted by: Infidel at January 10, 2021 02:02 PM (wR3DP)

508 If we let our guard down while we're suffering an internal
coup/revolution, it'll be over in just a day if the Chinese/Russians
nuke us and/or spread a bioweapon.
The merchants of the Earth would weep indeed. Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy

I always thought it was gonna be high altitude nuke/EMP- grid, communication, travel all gone- we go back to pre telegraph days in 1 fell swoop.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 02:02 PM (cCxiu)

509 I always thought it was gonna be high altitude nuke/EMP- grid, communication, travel all gone- we go back to pre telegraph days in 1 fell swoop.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 10, 2021 02:02 PM (cCxiu)



That's certainly an alternative possibility...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 10, 2021 02:03 PM (ZSK0i)

510 The people who bankrolled this go to parties where they cheerfully discuss that "right sizing mankind" means there needs to be 200 million bald monkey types tops.

So who out of this elite will grow their food, dispose of their waste, make sure that the lights stay on, keep the gardens manicured, care for them when they are ill, entertain them in their idle time, and listen to their constant bitching and whining because their "solution" never addresses the emptiness of their souls?

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 02:03 PM (7HQsw)

511 The merchants of the Earth would weep indeed

But do not harm the wine and oil!

Posted by: Observer at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (7HQsw)

512 479 Good points LeftCoastDawg and Prothonotary Warbler.

Most of their 'power' right now stems from 'shaming' and 'othering' but that is a losing strategy in the long run as even revolutions eat their own, let alone shallowly supported coups.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (pO7gM)

513 Just got a communication from my (deep blue) state GOP, condemning the January 6th protest. I'm submitting my paperwork to leave the GOP later today.

Posted by: Revenant at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (cOGHc)

514 CN, roaches are good bc you can see one and there not be evidence that it was there; your word against theirs. The bedbugs leave traces behind which an exterminator can dispute.

Posted by: EveR at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (R0z7P)

515 I'm seen as a limerick sage
And I chip in on each comments page
But all your back sass
Is a pain in my ass
I've got a bad case of 'rhoid rage!!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 10, 2021 01:57 PM (m45I2)


Wow! We hit the Daily Double!

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (ZfRYq)

516 The virus has a 99.8 percent survival rate, why would I get a vaccine for that? When I started school we had to get a massive vaccine booster, I ended up with a host of life long health issues from said booster. Baby sister's injection site swelled up so badly she wore a plastic bubble for two years and started having seizures. If one has a history of reacting to vaccines they should not get one period. If you want it get it, but I'm not interested in it.

Posted by: Rose at January 10, 2021 02:05 PM (f/Wek)

517
It's the Book of Revelation, not Revelations.


You mean it's not 1st Revelations a.k.a Revelations I?

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 10, 2021 02:05 PM (cCxiu)

518 Plenty of traffic, but it's below 18,000. He's right, though, there is a big open space in a triangle above 18,000 from a point in Florida up over the ocean to maybe Boston, and out to West Virginia. It really stands out.
Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2021 01:46 PM (UMXod)


See! It's starting!

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:05 PM (ZfRYq)

519 >>I'll take the stupid vaccine for this insignificant virus if it gets me on a cruise ship without having to wear a mask or do any of the other useless corona hysteria bukkake theater.
Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at January 10, 2021 12:19 PM




You'll need the vaccine to board a cruise ship, but it won't exempt you from masks and the other bullshit. Because.... Science

Posted by: Bigsmith at January 10, 2021 02:05 PM (G/mW5)

520
I can say with confidence that my excitement and interest in playoff football has never been lower in the 50 years I've been a fan.
I wonder how many millions have similar thoughts this weekend.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 10, 2021 02:06 PM (sy5kK)

521 Turn the page,
I do not care what you think or express. You have already convinced your self of what will be and what you will do.

I care about whether AOS gets deplatformed and you apparently do not.

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 02:06 PM (pO7gM)

522 513 Just got a communication from my (deep blue) state GOP, condemning the January 6th protest. I'm submitting my paperwork to leave the GOP later today.
Posted by: Revenant at January 10, 2021 02:04 PM (cOGHc)

Before you do, please check out the link in my nic...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 02:06 PM (H3MF8)

523 But do not harm the wine and oil!

That includes us too.

Posted by: Hash Oil at January 10, 2021 02:07 PM (cCxiu)

524 I had not taken the vaccine despite it being available to me. I have literally spent 7 days a week in a hospital since this began. I have spent over 5 hours within 1 foot or less of Covid patients in that time. I have had a certain amount of "if I was going to get it I would have by now" and I was pretty ill with the "flu" early last year so I'm suspicious that I may have already had it. Recently we have had a rash of workers in an area I spend a great deal of my time coming up positive. This week I decided to take the vaccine. Sore arm for 1 day.

Yes health younger folks survive usually but they feel like crap often and I have seen healthy younger people die. So far the vaccine appears safe.

Posted by: Aviator at January 10, 2021 02:08 PM (0FTCx)

525 Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 01:58 PM (kwcaA)

Knock it off, Scogg Dog, Everybody is entitled to their opinions,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 10, 2021 02:09 PM (VP4Cd)

526 472 For about a year I've been checking the Other box on those forms for race and writing in "American". If Chinese is a race now then so is American. Nobody has said a word.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 10, 2021 01:48 PM (IbxQb)
------

I've been doing that since the 2010 census.
Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2021 01:50 PM (/669Q)

I also did that. I've got Swedish Eskimo blood by Elizabeth Warren Standards. Good enough for Harvard should be good enough for the Census.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 10, 2021 02:09 PM (Wm5SB)

527 I care about whether AOS gets deplatformed and you apparently do not.
Posted by: whig at January 10, 2021 02:06 PM (pO7gM)


No shit ? So you're trying to steer the narrative ? Because you know what is best ? So much for this joint being the wild west of the web.

C.S. Lewis had people like you in mind. Just giving the conversation a helpful nudge, eh ?

Posted by: Turn The Page at January 10, 2021 02:10 PM (kwcaA)

528 Or, Revenant, if you can't access the tweet, it's a repost of my comment from 12:42 (#162).

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 02:11 PM (H3MF8)

529 Tweet? What do I mean, tweet? It's a parley.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 02:12 PM (H3MF8)

530 522: I will consider waiting until 1/20. I just unsubscribed from the state GOP mailing lists, flagging the communication as "inappropriate".

Posted by: Revenant at January 10, 2021 02:12 PM (cOGHc)

531 Dan Bongino sends:

Please do not abandon Parler. We are NOT going anywhere. We may have a temporary disruption in service now that monopolist Amazon has attacked us, but it'll be brief and we have a backup plan. And, although the monopolists at Apple & Google have removed the app, it doesn't effect our website which is easily accessed and used from your phone or computer. We are fighting back and we need you to encourage your friends to join Parler as soon as possible. There is power in numbers.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:13 PM (ZfRYq)

532 Thanks, Revenant! I'll understand if you just have to get out right now, though. I would not blame you or hold a grudge.

I'm just thinking if millions of people leave the party on that day, it'll send a much stronger message.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler- Quit the GOP on 1/20! at January 10, 2021 02:14 PM (H3MF8)

533 Snow warnings in central Louisiana.....tell me some more about unprecedented global warming...

Posted by: sven at January 10, 2021 02:14 PM (Lzpvj)

534 488 (1) _ios auto update and canceled it. Fuck Apple.
2. _ be careful..some of those updates do effect the functionality of your device. : Nevergiveup

3. You can avoid the updates for awhile, eventually you'll have to update it if you want it to function properly. ... they pretty much OWN us. I had to order a new IPad because mine isn't holding a charge.
I feel disgusted doing so because the Tech companies despise us the most. Posted by: redridinghood
-----------------------

We need AoS tech seminars for the clueless.
Teach us how to run OS systems on our laptops and note pads that are not dependent on Apple or Android.

This control crap is going to get worse and we need to know how to stay clear and how to keep in contact.
_How to keep Ace up and running.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 10, 2021 02:15 PM (CZm2G)

535 Beware of the difference between high school understanding of a subject and ACTUAL understanding of a subject. They snake around complicating facts with simplifying lies.

It is of course entirely possible for RNA to inject information into your DNA; that's how RNA viruses work. A reverse transcriptase protein does the necessary work.

Beyond that, there are some proteins I don't want my calls producing even if there's no reverse transcription going on. Recall that snake venom is a protein, for starters.

Moot in my case anyways, I got my immunity the hard way.

Posted by: Locarno at January 10, 2021 02:16 PM (gn52N)

536 Oh, here's another reason I am not getting the vaccine:

Want a COVID vaccine in Virginia? Not, says Gov. Northam, unless you're a convict, homeless or migrant in his new list of priorities...

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:17 PM (ZfRYq)

537 Apple is robber baron. With updates. Mandatory plotted obsolescence.

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2021 02:18 PM (RuIsu)

538 Nobody nooded?

Nood.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:18 PM (ZfRYq)

539 Nobody nooded?

Nood.

Posted by: blaster at January 10, 2021 02:18 PM (ZfRYq)



I DID AT 503 AND I EVEN USED CAPITAL LETTERS.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 10, 2021 02:20 PM (ZSK0i)

540 When it comes to mediciney things, I avoid Version 1.00, People are acting like it is a new iPhone or something.
I tend to think more in terms of thalidomide.

Posted by: Thomas Alva Tesla at January 10, 2021 02:21 PM (xqmCG)

541 >>>And then the mRNA degrades into its constituent parts.

Which I'm sure happens 99.999% of the time. But what if, due to variable cell conditions and chemistry it gets reverse transcripted 0.001% of the time? What are the side effects? How long would it take them to manifest? Your arrogant attitude toward lay skepticism of a new approach to vaccines, one that hacks the protein producing mechanisms of cells not unlike the very viruses it is trying to prevent, is frankly unbecoming. More than bit of uneasiness should be associated with the rush in production and the necessarily incomplete study of side effects as a result.

It is unfortunate that the first mRNA vaccine has to be introduced under such circumstances forcing us to bear the risks of the unknown as a public at large.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 10, 2021 02:26 PM (Y6UV7)

542 Time to upgrade the language; its COVID 21, which followed COVID 20 and will be followed by COVID 22 Language keeps things straight

Posted by: SF jeff at January 10, 2021 02:29 PM (kJqpv)

543 Fixing the side bar:
---
I'm done with you. The site will just become a SJW-mockery site. The GOP has chosen to side with the Tech Monopolists, who hate them, over the conservative activists who support them serve as their crop of votes.

Posted by: Axeman at January 10, 2021 02:35 PM (Eicbe)

544 I don't know about the WOB Whore of Babylon- but I'm pretty sure WE are Babylon- envy of the world- destroyed in 1 day.



Just had another look at Revelation 18

Babylon was a terribly wealthy place mourned by the merchants of the world, because it looks to have stopped making things for itself and was shipping all its stuff in from overseas. When the day of destruction was done, it was found without anyone that could make stuff.

That does sound a lot like where we're headed.

Posted by: Methos at January 10, 2021 03:24 PM (kOpft)

545 I want to see a "mask" that fits on the forehead that says...I had the virus....I had the vaccine... Shut the hell up and leave me alone! With four smiley faces on the corners so I dont offend the usual suspects.

Posted by: Pip McGuigin at January 10, 2021 03:25 PM (7XAxC)

546 Many proteins go through what's known as "post-translational modification." That means that after a protein is made from the mRNA translation at the ribosomes, and even though it might look like what you "want" from a modeling standpoint, downstream from the translation you don'tt know what happens. Sometimes sugars are added, sometimes phosphate, you name it. This can show up on gel separation of the stuff (as different weights), but you have to do that after it has circulated in vivo. So, those post-translational changes could to some crazy things in the system.

So, I'll do a hard pass on the so-called "vaccine" because you don't know what's going on in vivo and they sure as hell haven't had time to study it. And yes Virginia, I have 2-3 of the so-called risk factors, and my wife brings home everything that first-graders have in their snot every single day.

Whatever.

Posted by: Arkindole at January 10, 2021 03:38 PM (8J8q/)

547 Posted by: nurse ratched at January 10, 2021 01:47 PM (U2p+3)


It is really hard to lose a rott. They steal your heart from the day you get them, and are loyal and loving to the end. I've had a few, they are the best. I'll pray for him because I myself went through this last year, it hurts.

Posted by: Chillin the most at January 10, 2021 03:42 PM (lonOK)

548 " ... I am probably going to get it...eventually."

I think you are a fucking idiot if you do, and you can have mine also.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at January 10, 2021 03:54 PM (Y5Dcy)

549 I don't plan to get the vaccine, but not for political or conspiracy theory purposes. I just don't get vaccinations. I prefer my own immune response.

Posted by: jbspry at January 10, 2021 04:18 PM (ATe9j)

550 Is there a vaccine that didn't use fetal tissue for research? Which goes thlo show the link between those 2

Posted by: Damien at January 10, 2021 04:25 PM (7lcgS)

551 OK, going back to that simplification of mRNA and DNA: in a single episode of mitosis/meiosis, mRNA may get the right protein, or not. It's called 'mutation' we get thousands every time our cells reproduce. The fact that this vaccine gets into this mechanism is what worries me. There is not enough research and testing yet. This has been rushed. Also, if so many millions already contracted this and survived, why there is no talking of immunity? It's supposed to happen, but for some reason nobody is talking about it. They have to protect the billions of dollars they will make out of a flu with 99% of survival chance. This takes us to ask if those millions of deceased are really by covid or simply is a lie. Why other viral diseases decreased in number of cases, but covid keeps increasing? Many viruses have the same type of way of contagion, however nothing but covid is reported. Why? because of the politics, period. I will wait, take my chances, and see what happens with all those who got the shot. Good luck.

Posted by: kilroy at January 10, 2021 05:28 PM (v7ttp)

552 I'm sorry but there is no way 5 or 6 vaccines can be appropriately tested in the time that was available. I've heard so much nonsense about the vaccines that I won't be taking it. If my employer requires it, I will be filing a suit. I just don't think the pandemic is that serious of a medical threat.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at January 10, 2021 06:30 PM (+Kpte)

553 At this point in time I Do. Not. Trust. the United Sates Government.
They have shown I am not their boss anymore and wish me to at best suffer at worst to die.
I am not taking their Marching Moron vaccine.

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An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat