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2022-01-26 8:53:43 PM  
Tell me your parents are Republicans without telling me your parents are republicans...

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2022-01-26 8:57:05 PM  
The quack doc the FL Senate will confirm as state Surgeon General won't even say if vaccines are good preventative healthcare. All the Democrats at his confirmation hearing walked out and refused to vote because he continuously talked around questions, refusing to provide yes or no answers.
 
2022-01-26 9:14:18 PM  
I mean, they claim COVID has a "99.9%" survival rate or whatever, so I'm not surprised.
 
2022-01-26 10:45:10 PM  
FTA: Before these vaccines were available, the number of children dying from each disease in a single year wasn't huge-nothing like the numbers of people falling to COVID-19 today. ... In its peak year, polio killed 3,152 people in America, most of them children. Another 54,000 were left with some level of paralysis. Pertussis-whooping cough-was the biggest of the regular reapers of children, taking some 9,000 a year before there were vaccines.

Really, in any given year, the threat to any individual child was small; the kind that would have a modern television pundit calculating that 99.9% chance of survival. But those children ran this gauntlet again the next year, and the next. The cumulative threat was great enough that the difference was enormous.

In 2000, less than 2% of deaths in the U.S. were for people under 20. In 1900, 30% of all deaths were among children under 5. That's the difference that the elimination of childhood diseases has made.


*cries*
 
2022-01-26 10:51:13 PM  
Man, I can't wait to put some whooping cough kids on the vent like it's 2010 again!

Not to mention intubate some diphtherial pseudo membranes
 
2022-01-26 11:12:50 PM  
Ya'll are going to love polio and the rest. Bless your hearts.
 
2022-01-26 11:24:11 PM  

skybird659: Tell me your parents are Republicans without telling me your parents are republicans...

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Now we just need someone to bully him and he'll burst out of his braces, become the fastest runner alive, save his whole platoon in Vietnam, and moon a president.
 
2022-01-27 12:00:34 AM  

koder: skybird659: Tell me your parents are Republicans without telling me your parents are republicans...

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Now we just need someone to bully him and he'll burst out of his braces, become the fastest runner alive, save his whole platoon in Vietnam, and moon a president.


AND PLAY FOR BAMA
 
2022-01-27 12:02:04 AM  
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2022-01-27 12:46:31 AM  
Up your nose with a rubber hose--attached to a ventilator!
 
2022-01-27 12:49:44 AM  
The federal government should withhold Medicaid money from states that try this. "Sorry, we're not paying for treatment for completely preventable diseases that you chose not to inoculate yourself against, put the mandates back and we'll talk."

Also, the first person who contracts one of these diseases while vaccinated (or if unable to be vaccinated) should sue a hell of a lot of people for reckless endangerment.

But at the end of the day, the lawmakers don't care. They won't pay the price for their actions, they're already vaccinated, and I'm sure their kids are vaccinated, and as we all know, if it doesn't personally affect a Republican, it's not a problem.
 
2022-01-27 1:17:11 AM  
...and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'SAVE US!'...and I'll look down and whisper 'No."
 
2022-01-27 1:33:18 AM  
Well, it will be their children who pay the price for their idiocy. Smart people vaccinate their kids.
 
2022-01-27 1:39:25 AM  
We're gonna need a whole lot more Prayer Warriors.
 
2022-01-27 1:41:06 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Well, it will be their children who pay the price for their idiocy. Smart people vaccinate their kids.


As said above, the problem is the law makers will ensure that their kids are vacinated, whilst spouting their polically advantagous (in the short term) anti-science rhetoric and killing the kids of ignorant and poorly informed people.
 
2022-01-27 1:41:39 AM  
0_o

History books will record Georgia as the birthplace of the Fourth World.
 
2022-01-27 1:41:42 AM  
Proposing laws like this should be a federal felony.
 
2022-01-27 1:45:01 AM  
Killing children is a core conservative value.
 
2022-01-27 1:46:23 AM  

Weatherkiss: We're gonna need a whole lot more Prayer Warriors.


Ah yes, a legion with a track record unmarred by success.
 
2022-01-27 1:46:26 AM  
At this point, all republicans are plague carriers. Ignoring Covid, every single one of them has become stupid and should be considered to be carrying bacteria, molds, viruses and a variety of STDs they got from their parents.

I don't know a single one that does not consider VD caught from their mom/dad a badge of honor.
 
2022-01-27 1:51:49 AM  
When I was growing it was like this:

Doc: Your kid needs a vaccination for <whatever.>
Mom looks at us: Roll up your sleeve.
Us: But it HUUUURTSSS!!!
Mom: Did I stutter?

End of story. All we got out of it was a sore arm and ice cream cone.
 
2022-01-27 1:55:04 AM  
 if we are going to transform sitcom lyrics, I'd go with:

Through early morning Fox I see
Visions of the things to be
The idiots GOP are meant to be
I realize and I can see

Their suicide is painful
It brings on many changes
And I will take the vaccine, if you please
 
2022-01-27 1:59:56 AM  
For years and years people like myself had wished that stupidity was lethal, now the stupid people are doing it to themselves and their children. I feel like a previous version of me used to care, and now I just don't. Fine, let your children die of measles. I find it interesting that for a super long time it seemed to me that anti-vaxxers were mostly on the left, and at some point it changed and now the right has gone 100% all in anti-vax derp. There are still granola-y anti-vaxxers but I feel like they are vastly outnumbered by MAGA q-anon idiots.
 
2022-01-27 2:02:16 AM  
Remember, polio only paralyzed a pretty small minority of its victims. If the big, pre-vaccine polio outbreaks happened today, capitalists would be downplaying it the same way as they're downplaying the dangers of COVID.
 
2022-01-27 2:21:18 AM  

Notabunny: ...and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'SAVE US!'...and I'll look down and whisper 'No."


Why would you denigrate essential workers by comparing them to abject scum like that?
 
2022-01-27 2:21:19 AM  
You know.  As much as I hate children I would never openly advocate for the return of things like whooping cough and polio as a means of culling them, and yet that is exactly what anti-vax parents are pushing for.
 
2022-01-27 2:22:09 AM  

Murkanen: You know.  As much as I hate children I would never openly advocate for the return of things like whooping cough and polio as a means of culling them, and yet that is exactly what anti-vax parents are pushing for.


And for clarification's sake, I wouldn't advocate for it in private either.
 
2022-01-27 2:26:16 AM  
I, too, have not privately advocated for the murder of children. Perhaps we should form some sort of society.
 
2022-01-27 2:38:13 AM  

Notabunny: ...and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'SAVE US!'...and I'll look down and whisper 'No."


Nice fantasy, but it ain't gonna happen that way. When they take control of the White House, Congress and the Senate and the plagues come roaring back they will point the mob at people like you and me as human sacrifices
 
2022-01-27 2:38:39 AM  
Humanity didn't survive the Internet.
 
2022-01-27 2:39:31 AM  

cryptozoophiliac: I, too, have not privately advocated for the murder of children. Perhaps we should form some sort of society.


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2022-01-27 2:45:25 AM  

anfrind: Killing children is a core conservative value.


Also raping them.
 
2022-01-27 2:49:21 AM  
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2022-01-27 2:56:24 AM  

Murkanen: cryptozoophiliac: I, too, have not privately advocated for the murder of children. Perhaps we should form some sort of society.

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But my free speech! You've ruined it!
 
2022-01-27 3:02:30 AM  
and polio

You absolute farking assholes.
 
2022-01-27 3:09:42 AM  
Remember that line from V for Vendetta about the US?  Wirlds' biggest leper colony?

Republicans are trying their damnest to make that an absolute reality.
 
2022-01-27 3:09:58 AM  
More proof that "pro-life" lasts only nine months.
 
2022-01-27 3:11:54 AM  

nijika: and polio

You absolute farking assholes.


1) My grandfather survived polio when he was a child
2) His childhood friends didn't
3) ???
4) Profit
 
2022-01-27 3:17:17 AM  
So the reason they want to ban abortions is because everyone will need to have 14 kids just to make sure two or three survive to adulthood.

I didn't realize the "good old days" they pined for was the F*CKING MIDDLE AGES.
 
2022-01-27 3:18:44 AM  
I think Japan did something like that, only made the vaccines available, not mandatory.  Took one or two meals outbreaks to see everyone follow the recommended schedule
 
2022-01-27 3:19:10 AM  

Mokmo: I think Japan did something like that, only made the vaccines available, not mandatory.  Took one or two meals outbreaks to see everyone follow the recommended schedule


*measles
 
2022-01-27 3:24:52 AM  

Mokmo: Mokmo: I think Japan did something like that, only made the vaccines available, not mandatory.  Took one or two meals outbreaks to see everyone follow the recommended schedule

*measles


Ok, but there have also been more than a few meals outbreaks in Ye Ol' 'Bunny Hutch lately
 
2022-01-27 3:33:05 AM  
This is a law that has 17 sponsors in the Georgia general assembly. It's a law designed by people who are willing to see the landscape littered with small tombstones if that's what it takes to own the libs."

Political agendas paved with infants and children's lives

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2022-01-27 3:53:19 AM  

LordJiro: Remember, polio only paralyzed a pretty small minority of its victims. If the big, pre-vaccine polio outbreaks happened today, capitalists would be downplaying it the same way as they're downplaying the dangers of COVID.


What I'm hearing is: it's time to invest in iron lungs.

/s...?
/I don't even know anymore
 
2022-01-27 4:06:57 AM  

Gyrfalcon: So the reason they want to ban abortions is because everyone will need to have 14 kids just to make sure two or three survive to adulthood.

I didn't realize the "good old days" they pined for was the F*CKING MIDDLE AGES.


More like the antebellum south
 
2022-01-27 4:08:37 AM  

Mokmo: Mokmo: I think Japan did something like that, only made the vaccines available, not mandatory.  Took one or two meals outbreaks to see everyone follow the recommended schedule

*measles


I dunno. I'd take experimental vaccines for good basashi meals.
 
2022-01-27 4:19:25 AM  
"Another 54,000 were left with some level of paralysis."

I was born in 1956. I remember students in my classes who wore metal braces, legs and backs, or were in wheelchairs. I became friends with a guy in a chair because we both had to go in the same direction after English 1 and the teacher asked for a volunteer to push him. We got in trouble often because there was a downhill ramp and he'd let me hop on the rear platform where he'd carry stuff and ride. We took out a couple of students and some boxes a janitor stacked around a blind corner. Friendship extended after school eventually. I a look ways busted his house. His dad visited ours and was pretty frank. Our house was nice and clean, etc, but Steve's chair and "body needs" couldn't function or fit with enough privacy in our main floor powder room by himself, so we failed the inspection. I could visit Steve's house anytime, tho, and did often enough. He and his parents were good hosts. Steve wX the only kid I knew who was in a chair because of polio.

Brother & Sister (1943 & 1942, resp.) remembered at least one year spending the entire Summer inside watching the radio. School ended early that year and started late in September, they told me. It was a long hot boring Summer. Not even Summer Camp or Church on Sundays (Lutheran, the pastor banned children from attending). No saying in they yard. No visiting friends or cousins. Just stay at home in the house. Their birthdays? Both in July. That sucked. No outdoor parties. (I understood that part, being born in Jan, & living in IL until I was 5! Then returning at 13 when Sir retired from the Air Force. My fist outdoor birthday party was at a skating pond.) Polio was a real threat to my Siblings as kids. I'm glad my parents were super safer with them & me,too.  They vaccinated me as soon as they could. I remember the sugar cubes vaccine as a kid in the Cafegymatoriun with my classmates in Scotland (the newest part of a village school probably built in the 1870s).
 
2022-01-27 4:21:43 AM  

saturn badger: When I was growing it was like this:

Doc: Your kid needs a vaccination for <whatever.>
Mom looks at us: Roll up your sleeve.
Us: But it HUUUURTSSS!!!
Mom: Did I stutter?

End of story. All we got out of it was a sore arm and ice cream cone.


I actually remember the exact moment I stopped being afraid of needles. I was like 7. I was getting hysterical, my dad was holding me to get the shot, I'm crying and then

*poke*

"Oh." I just instantly calmed down. 

Also it wasn't like my dad was holding me down, he was hugging me so I couldn't squirm. My dad actually remembers it to, but nowhere near as vividly as I do.
 
Xai
2022-01-27 4:49:36 AM  
I often think this adage is so true:

Hard times create strong men,
Strong men create good times,
Good times create weak men,
Weak men create hard times.

We've reached a point where the most horrible diseases, polio etc, have been gone for most people's entire lives - we're in the good times and the anti-vaxxers are the weak men, working hard to bring back the hard times.
 
2022-01-27 4:51:32 AM  

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that is farking outstanding. i have forwarded it to everyone i know. BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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