I’m pro-vaccine. That anybody would be against vaccines is just so bizarre. Anti-vaxxers are creepy to me. Hey, medicine that will stop my child from a variety of diseases that cause death or paralysis? Nah, gonna listen to the prophet Jenny McCarthy and roll the dice with polio.
Republicans are now trying to cast anybody who has some misgivings over a Trump-rushed vaccine into the same camp as anti-vaxxers. To say this is disingenuous would be an understatement. Virtually everything Trump has ever spewed from the Oval Office (and before!) has been a self-serving lie. His promises that a vaccine would be available by October is just another lie, designed to get himself 4 more years of watching Fox News from the White House. But, don’t take my word for it. Let’s see what the CDC has to say:
The CDC now confirming what other officials have been quietly trying to tell us: a vaccine won’t be widely available until “the second or third quarter” of next year. https://t.co/XiDfMce6Hk
— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) September 16, 2020
Trump has decided to just ignore science, again, and try to push through this by saying the CDC director was wrong and misspoke. For all we know Trump could be using a heat ray on him right now to get him to change his story.
So what does this all mean for me? Well, I for one will not be heading out to get a Trump-rushed vaccine anytime soon. At least not in 2020. I think I’ll wait to see what science has to say than a game show host. Trump has proved time and time again that his word is completely worthless and we need to be skeptical of everything that he says or does. It’s sad that it has come to this but here we are.
A Maine wedding has been linked to 7 deaths (of people who didn’t even attend the wedding) and at least 170 cases. I know, people just want to go back to normal, and there is tremendous peer pressure coming from Trump on down that it’s not really dangerous, but you are taking people’s lives into your selfish hands when you do just that.
Who would have thought that Texas was juking their covid stats? I’m sure Florida’s is on the up and up though.
Trump wanted to use a heat ray on protesters. Oh, it’s too early in the morning for this kind of shit. He’s moved into bond villain territory now:
Safety and ethics worries sidelined a “heat ray” for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters. https://t.co/nUbfMZWRAE
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 17, 2020
William Barr wanted the mayor of Seattle arrested for allowing a police-free protest zone. Barr is far more than your usual Trump sycophant. He’s a tyrant himself. Barr is also comparing the lockdown to slavery. Because a forced lockdown in an attempt to save hundreds of thousands of lives is exactly the same as buying and selling human beings. These fucking people.
Do you think Susan Collins is concerned about this?
Sara Gideon (D) 54%
Susan Collins (R) 42%
South Carolina Senate
Lindsey Graham (R) 48%
Jaime Harrison (D) 48%
Mitch McConnell (R) 53%
Amy McGrath 41%
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 16, 2020
Oh and that Lindsey Graham poll. I don’t want to get too excited about it because he’ll most likely pull through (I mean, it’s South Carolina), but the fact that he is sweaty right now about it fills me with some joy and I’ll take any of that I can get right now.
This is still really bleak:
JUST IN: 860,000 Americans lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, according to the Labor Department.
The latest tally shows that new jobless claims have dipped significantly since peaking at 6.9 million in the last week of March. https://t.co/UrCA2elkbc
— ABC News (@ABC) September 17, 2020
From Reddit: An old church in France. There’s a debate in that thread and another reddit thread as to where this church is located and what the current state of it is. The two candidates are between Church of Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux in Caen and La chapelle du Domaine de Vic in Conques sur Obiel, Aude.
Not since keyboard cat have we seen such feline virtuosity:
I laughed until I had hiccups pic.twitter.com/LNoKzxqhRD
— Hitsugi Hime: Officially Certified! (@HitsugiChan) September 15, 2020