A sham of a mockery of a sham
(Said at the outset that they were going to politicize COVID because they politicize everything, and I hate being proved right in this case.)
For some reason, the phrase “submit to the vaccination” in the plaintiff’s argument jumps out at me. Yes, yes, I know conservatives have become cultists, and their resistance is being propelled by tribal affiliation. But if you step on a rusty nail, are you “submitting” when you get a shot to prevent tetanus? When your child receives the polio vaccine, have you “submitted” them to the tyranny of the Librul Medical Health Peddlers? Will iron lungs become a new symbol of patriotism in red states?
We are so, so fucked.
Goodness! When you rake that muck you don't 't mess around.
I was thinking this morning that when they ban abortion folks are going to turn their newly developed mad research skills to find a new and different set of home remedies at TSC and it's going to be a bloody shitshow within days.
you can't prevent people from killing themselves or other people. however, one hopes that we will not be prevented from prosecuting these crimes. and if it does come to pass that people begin to flee to the cities for their health, let the walls finally be built---around the cities. i love the country, and have lived in very rural areas for a majority of my life, deep red areas, but much of that enjoyment has been negated by the increasingly ignorant and aggressive nature of the lifelong residents of those areas.
These Trump-McConnell Federalist judges have brought the ignorant gummit hatred from the truckstop to the bench. Walt whining to Chuck that weight limits are stealing dollars from his pocket is annoying; Doughty Robe Boy declaiming his ignorance of Supreme Court precedence for vaccine mandates is deadly.
Natural immunity is the best way to keep from getting the disease. Of course, you have to get the disease to get natural immunity. So suck on THAT, libtards!
1. Yet again: The pandemic gets busted to an endemic or even less with ~70-72% of the global population fully vaccinated and/or people engaging in sufficient mitigation: masking, distancing, reduced going out and maintaining clean HVAC systems. As Roy notes, here in The Greatest Nation the World has Ever Known®, we're under 60 and given the state of Republican which is to say Trumpy domination you know we won't be getting to the above-noted level of efforts.
One might say that neoliberalism which is to say sociopathic greed is an additional part of the problem in the western nations: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/11/with-vaccine-fairness-china-and-russia-are-beating-the-west-.html. Of course, support for neoliberal reed is one of the great bipartisan positions for our corrupted elected officials...
2. But wait, it gets worse. SCOTUS tagged the wall, as it were, a bunch of years ago in Masterpiece Cakes giving a pretty clear sign on where the GOP scumbag majority stands on the rule of law: It's not all that binding if it interferes with party goals. Which is to say a) there's no good legal arguments against federal mandates and b) the GOP SCOTUS majority's lawlessness is trickling down to lower courts.
Awesome? No. Exceptionally awesome.
"...If boosters are needed six months after being ‘fully vaccinated,’ then how good are the COVID-19 vaccines, and why is it necessary to mandate them?”
Some very smart people doing their best (which is pretty damn good) to protect us from an evolving threat, and here's Mister Wisecrackin' Judge throwing shade from the sidelines.
It's a fun game, and anyone can play: "If airbags are so good, why do we still have seatbelts?" or "If airbags and seatbelts are so good, how come we still have speed limits?"
I know it's been years now and I should be over it, but I still feel like some kind of stunned van winkle when I see "trump-appointed federal judge" who says things like "if your vaccines are so great well then how come..." Jesus. Republicans have really turned us into the stupidest of shithole counties.
They really haven’t quite figured out yet that they are literally killing their voting constituents? When are they actually going to figure that out that even with the gerrymandering, the only voters that may be left are the vaccinated Dems?
And cue, whingy liberal revenge fantasies here & elsewhere in the blogosphere/Twitterverse
I shouldn't be surprised by this iteration of high-crazy Bircherism and low-country codswallop (points for that one Roy!) but I am. Thanks for the Art Fuentes link. My wife is a nurse. Now I know what to get her for Xmas.
Gob, one of my dearest friends the other day sends me a video with the text "Watch this & tell me what u think." It's title is "Blah blah blah speaks to balh blah on why so many follow the Covid/vaxx narrative." I demur, noting that it's 30 minutes long and hosted on bitchute.com, keeping company with Alex Jones, racist scare videos, QAnon videos, alternate healing... and COVID denial. I tell her I can judge an argument by the company it keeps & anyways that site's likely to fill my phone with malware & viruses. She says, Fair, but the argument is about "collective amnesia" and the need to "seek an outside 'hero' to rule our minds rather than exercise sovereignty over self" (her words).
So, why embed in COVID denial narrative, yo? And if you're skeptical about the world that patriarchy, Christianity, & capitalism is built, why are you carrying water for the guys who Only Want More of it?
This is the scariest development of the nation's Rush to Fascism: how QAnon & propagandists have mobilized white (VERY VERY WHITE) "Alternate medicine/yoga/spirituality" communities to their purposes.
I'll miss her... she was a good friend.
Hey! That's the answer...There's a whole lotta relephants in the circus.
Watching the Fox News last night, they led with a celebratory "Judge halts massive overreach of Biden vaccine mandate!" and smoothly segued into "Inept Biden FAILING to halt spread of covid!" How can anyone watch that without noticing and laughing violently right in Brett Baier's face? HOW?
Well, hell, I guess the judge wouldn't notice. The judge who signed off on "whatever might make sense in New York City could be decidedly counterproductive and harmful in rural communities." Because it begs a question that a more worthy judge is going to ask: "Okay, great, show this court the harm. Show us that the vaccine that is safe and effective if you work in a city -- harms you if you work on a farm. Show us, or I'm parking your ass in jail for contempt."
I’m surprised our Attorney General has time to file wingnutty lawsuits when he’s under threat of being impeached for killing a pedestrian while playing with his phone instead of driving. Then again, it’s not like he knows what he’s doing or spends any time on it anyway.