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More Confusion Over Boosters as FDA Panel Recommends Additional Moderna Shots

Plus: Most Americans favor smaller government as the pandemic fades, consumer spending grows despite supply chain issues, and more...

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Weeks after President Joe Biden effectively told Americans to seek out off-the-books COVID-19 booster shots, his health officials are finally getting around to giving their stamp of approval. Unfortunately, there's still plenty of confusion about who needs boosters, when they should get them, and how recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should approach the whole matter.

Let's start with what we know. On Thursday, a panel of medical experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously to recommend a half-dose Moderna booster shot for people over age 65 or otherwise deemed to be at high risk from COVID due to other medical conditions. Those same groups were given the go-ahead to get a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine last month. The same panel will meet on Friday to discuss possible boosters for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Thursday's vote is not the same thing as granting full FDA approval for Moderna booster shots, because of course nothing can ever be that straightforward for the federal bureaucracy that's slow-walked vaccine approvals, limited the availability of at-home testing kits, and otherwise made a mess of its responsibilities during the pandemic. But, as The New York Times notes, the FDA usually follows the recommendations of its panels and is expected to issue a full approval "within a few days." No rush, fellas.

What if you're not over 65 or at high risk from COVID? Go with your gut, because the official guidance is a total mess. When the FDA approved booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine last month, it and the CDC disagreed about whether people in certain occupations—like service sector jobs that might require meeting lots of people face to face—should get boosters. Then, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky contradicted her own team, sided with the FDA, and unofficially told workers in higher-risk occupations to seek out a booster shot.

Maybe this time around the messaging will be more informative when the FDA gets around to issuing its official guidance on Moderna boosters, but don't hold your breath.

There's also confusion about what Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients should do—some of which might be cleared up by today's meeting, but, again, don't expect much. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna shots, which use mRNA, the Johnson & Johnson jab is based on old-school antivirus tech: It contains a weakened version of the virus to teach your body's immune system how to combat the real thing. The roughly 15 million Americans who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine received just a single shot, as opposed to the double dose required for Pfizer and Moderna.

Understandably, that's left some people confused about what to do next. Should Johnson & Johnson recipients seek out Pfizer or Moderna booster shots? Is that dangerous?

A National Institutes of Health study published Wednesday says "mixing and matching" vaccines like that is just fine. CNBC reports:

There were no serious side effects tied to the additional shots and no new symptoms emerged after participants received the booster shots, researchers said. Two participants vomited after their boosters; one had received Moderna and the other J&J. Two other people who got a J&J booster reported fatigue or insomnia.

"These data suggest that if a vaccine is approved or authorized as a booster, an immune response will be generated regardless of the primary Covid-19 vaccination regimen," researchers wrote in the study. "Heterologous prime boost strategies may offer immunological advantages to optimize the breadth and longevity of protection achieved with currently available vaccines."

But don't expect the FDA to weigh in on these important questions when its panel meets Friday to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. "The FDA panel seems likely to duck the question and rule only on whether J. & J. recipients should receive a J. & J. booster," writes the Times' David Leonhardt. "It is the latest example of a recurring Covid problem. Again and again, government officials have chosen to follow pre-existing bureaucratic procedures even when doing so has led to widespread public confusion and counterproductive behavior."


FREE MINDS

A return to normalcy. Most Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they would prefer the government play a less active role in managing their lives, a reversal from last year when the same survey found more support for government problem solving.

"All party groups are less likely now than a year ago to favor a more active government role, but independents' opinions have changed the most. In 2020, 56 percent of independents wanted the government to do more to solve problems, compared with 38 percent now," the pollsters note. "Independents are even less inclined to want a more active government role today than they were in 2019 before the pandemic began, when 45 percent held that view."


FREE MARKETS

Consumer spending increased by 0.7 percent during September, the Commerce Department announced on Friday morning. It's a signal that Americans are unfazed by ongoing supply chain issues, rising inflation, and the lingering pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reports.


QUICK HITS

• In an effort to woo Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W.Va.) to vote for the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, Democrats might make coal-fired power plants eligible for green energy grants.

• A Los Angeles city councilman who has championed a ban on flavored vape products was indicted on federal corruption charges this week.

• Robert Durst, who unintentionally admitted to murdering Susan Berman during filming for an HBO documentary about his life, was sentenced to life in prison.

• Journalists discovered that Missouri was putting teachers' private information at risk online. Guess what happened next:

• An attempt to save America's only barrier reef from a strange, deadly disease.

• The big question no one is asking about America's supply chain issues:

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  1. Weeks after President Joe Biden effectively told Americans to seek out off-the-books COVID-19 booster shots, his health officials are finally getting around to giving their stamp of approval.

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    1. It is bizarre. The left has spent the last 20 years screaming about big pharma.... And now there is a huge, accountability-free giveaway to big pharma, and they have transformed the incessant complaining into unassailable cheerleading.

      The human mind is endlessly maleable.

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      3. "The human mind is endlessly maleable."

        In other words, useless.

      4. But everyone who's not a radical libertarian thinks we're inconsistent like that too, because they're not drawing distinctions on the same bases we are. They think we're "for" everything we would legalize, and so would criticize us as inconsistent for not doing more than just making them legal.

        They're drawing fine distinctions between pharma doing some things and doing others. Good things vs. bad things.

    2. Booster plan!

      Moderna needs money.

      Booster plan!

      Moderna needs money.

      If we give up our booster plan, I'll have to pay for pharma's braces!

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      2. Might be total coincidence...but Moderna's founders finally made the 400 richest people in the world list.

      3. excellent Simpsons reference

    3. Weeks after President Joe Biden effectively told Americans to seek out off-the-books COVID-19 booster shots

      How is that not spreading dangerous misinformation against the advice of experts and all available science?

      1. The miracle of religious belief.

    4. Of course they do: the government is working to seize its product and IP to hamfistedly engage in vaccine diplomacy.

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    6. Moderna's shots were too effective. They should have made them wear out sooner, like the other guys.

      1. This. There is no real world evidence that those Moderna shots need boosting even for over-65's. Afaik - not one single research study that is publicly available - unlike Pfizer which did have the Israel data supporting that.

        But the govt experts can't allow Pfizer to get the profits from a booster without letting Moderna in on that action in the exact same way to avoid actual competition.

  2. Thursday's vote is not the same thing as granting full FDA approval for Moderna booster shots...

    But shall nevertheless be regarded as a mandate from The Science.

    1. But you must still not use off label generics no matter what.

      1. Well, sure, because those just represent a doctor's opinion, not a boss's.

  3. It contains a weakened version of the virus to teach your body's immune system how to combat the real thing.

    Still infinitely more effective than your immune system having learned from the real thing before the vaccines.

    1. Natural immunity is a Dangerous To Our Democracy Conspiracy Theory Misinformation.

      1. Wait, are we over "natural" now?

    2. Actually, this is 100% wrong. The J&J uses a completely different virus, andenovirus, as a gene delivery system for the spike protien in DNA form. It works similar to the mRNA vaccines in that it is only creating immunity to a small part of the coronavirus, but unlike the mRNA vaccines that use an uncontrolled delivery to the whole body, the J&J vaccine will only deliver to cells that can be infected by the adenovirus. The Chinese Sinovac and Russian Sputnik vax use attenuated coronavirus, i.e. old school vaccine tech.

      1. I was going to point this out as well. Big error here on the part of the article.

        1. Actual fact reporting not strong here.

      2. Agree 100%. The big reason both the J&J and AstraZeneca shots have had blood clot problems is because their vaccines are based on research they've been doing for years - long before CoV2 existed - for diseases that are hemorrhagic (Ebola and malaria) where blood clotting is an advantage not a problem.

      3. That's what I thought. There hasn't been time to develop an attenuated version of SARS-CoV2, and I don't even know if anyone's attempting it. A year ago I saw a table of the various vaccine strategies under way, and I don't remember a live attenuated virus being among them — but maybe I just forgot. You saying the Russians and Chinese have them out?

      4. I saw that in Boehms article and sent him an email. Not that it will matter.

    3. "It contains a weakened version of the virus "

      This is just ... wrong.

      https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID/how-the-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-works

  4. Insurrection!!!

    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1448735634038960131
    More than 100 climate protesters marched Thursday to the Department of the Interior, with dozens entering the building and holding a sit-in inside.

    1. Does White Mike know? Were fire extinguishers involved?

      1. Yes they were.

    2. How many shot in the face for trespassing?

      1. Hopefully all of them because how could the police know they were not armed?

        1. Mike's creamed his jeans.

    3. WORSE THAN 9/11 TIMES PEARL HARBOR RAISED TO THE CVILWARTH POWER!!!!111!!!!

      1. “Civilwarth power” lol

    4. Did they demand to have a pow-wow with Haaland?

  5. Most Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they would prefer the government play a less active role in managing their lives...

    Other people's lives, on the other hand...

    1. Bingo. "It's for *your* own good!"

    2. Hey, why bother claiming elite status if you can't shit on other people?

  6. All party groups are less likely now than a year ago to favor a more active government role, but independents' opinions have changed the most.

    The Biden administration has shown exactly how effective increased government control can be.

  7. Need white mikes help. Is this insurrection?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1448784470371414017

    Illegally entered a public building with force. Disrupted government. Injured officers. Used fore extinguishers. Used smoke bombs and chemical sprays. But no feet on desks. So think the latter means no insurrection.

    1. He'll need to see their party affiliations first before making a decision.

    2. According to Democrats and their left wing media propagandists at NYTimes, WaPo, LATimes, AP, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NBC, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg News, etc., only Republicans (particularly Trump supporters) can cause (or attempt to cause) an insurrection.

      All illegal and violent riots in federal government buildings by Democrats and their left wing thugs are endorsed and promoted by these same lying hypocrites as "peaceful protests" for social justice.

    3. You need to back off, Jesse. It has been a very difficult week for those on the left. They now find themselves constantly coming into the comments and disagreeing with the AUTHORS of Reason posts. This is kind of a new thing for them.

      1. It must break Mike's heart.

  8. Go with your gut, because the official guidance is a total mess.

    This suggestion is *only* about COVID vaccine boosters, right?

    1. The official guidance is designed to be "a mess." When it has gone on for that long, it's impossible to call it a mistake.

      1. "Never attribute to malice ...."

        1. But always attribute to greed.

          Everyone on the committee to approve the vaccines development bought stock in J&J, Moderna, Pfizer, etc before funding was announced.

          1. Pelosi's winery is non-union.

      2. Chaotic, contradictory rules are exactly what totalitarians want. It allows them the pretext to punish anyone for any reason.

        1. “We will create so many laws that men cannot live without breaking them. Because what good, to us, is a law abiding society? None.”

          Read that somewhere.

  9. Transportation secretary has been on paid leave for 2 months during supply chain issues.

    Matthew Kaminski
    @KaminskiMK
    They didn’t previously announce it, but Buttigieg’s office told West Wing Playbook that the secretary has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies.

    He is so ineffectual nobody noticed until yesterday.

    1. Less than a year on the job, and two months of PAID leave. At our expense, of course, because FYTW.

      1. Come on, that's not fair. They knew up front his husband was pregnant.

      2. Ironically, Trump's the one who signed the bill granting paternity leave for federal employees into law.

        Normally, you do need at least a year in the seat before you can get it, so Buttigieg is probably building a leave deficit that will need to be made up once he goes back to work. And since he can claim work time anytime he logs in to his email from home, as long as he has a telework agreement signed, he can also mitigate some of that time through those means as well.

    2. That buttgig position has really bottomed.

      1. He’ll be back on top in no time!

        1. His partner will be fully behind him pulling for him to rise to the occasion.

          1. It's a tight situation but things will loosen up.

    3. Hey, give them a break. Two married guys trying to produce a baby is a type example of supply chain issues.

      1. More of a receiving issuing than a problem in shipping.

        1. Just like the Port of LA

    4. I think he may have actually done a better job while on vacation.

    5. Paid family leave is infrastructure.

    6. Bootyjudge was egregiously unqualified for the job under normal circumstances, egregiously so in a time of crisis.

    7. His husband is named "chasten"? There's got to be a good joke in there somewhere.

      1. Lol. Beat me to it. Yeah, there’s gotta be. Chumby missed this one.

  10. https://twitter.com/johncardillo/status/1448983233979461639

    “They said that Clinton was in the ICU for privacy and safety, not because he needs intensive care.”

    But wait, I thought ICUs were all over capacity and people were dying while waiting for open beds.

    It’s been a big lie from day one.

    1. Yes, you proved it! And if you throw an ICU bed into a lake and it floats then Covid was a hoax!

      1. Youre flailing. Blame Clinton's infection on OPEC. That appears to be your go to lately.

        1. OPEC gave him syphilis? All of them?

      2. Fuck off and die, shitlord.

      3. Wacky accusations are all you have left, huh Stroozle.

      4. Folks, this is what loosing badly looks like.

        1. “In defeat, malice. In victory, revenge”
          It's the anthem of the left.

    2. Possibly an STD he got in Haiti.

    3. That doesn't really prove anything. If ICUs are over capacity, then they're over capacity for the peasants. Of course Aristocrats will get taken care of, they're *important*.

      1. Well, to be fair, he’s probably vaccinated. So, no issues here.

    4. There are lots of private, concierge rooms in hospitals. They don't put you in an ICU unless you are really sick.

  11. Schiff is now threatening to work with US officials to arrest former Trump officials for criminal contempt despite Trump declaring use of well established executive priveledge.

    Schiff is threatening arrest instead of going through the courts to determine validity. We are fully into banana Republic territory.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/capitol-riot-investigators-engaged-with-us-marshals-to-find-subpoena-resisters

    1. Somebody might want to ask "What right do you, Congress, have to do any of this?"

      They have a "right" to oversee the executive branch, but they are targeting individuals.

      They have a "Right" to get info for legislative purposes, but exactly zero legislation is being proposed.

      1. Reminder: When McCarthy was doing exactly these tactics to target individuals suspected of Communism, it was the darkest day of Totalitarianism in America's History.

    2. Congress, much less a single member of Congress, does not have the authority to arrest anyone. Full stop.

  12. A National Institutes of Health study published Wednesday says "mixing and matching" vaccines like that is just fine. CNBC reports: There were no serious side effects tied to the additional shots and no new symptoms emerged after participants received the booster shots

    Cool! Of course, whether there's any *benefit* may be another thing.

    1. The benefit is that it gives more mandates to our betters.

    2. It makes it look like Joe is doing something. Fuck your freedoms. Last night he came out saying he won't stop until the last 60 million dissidents succumb yo the shot.

  13. https://twitter.com/NewGranada1979/status/1448747842730815509

    REPORT: Hushed face Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research caught! - RUNS from reporter, when questioned about hiding 'fetal cell' research info from the public.

  14. But what does Reichspöker Fauci say?

  15. Parson called St Louis. Post-Dispatch reporter Josh Renaud a “hacker” and vowed to seek criminal prosecution at a press conference on Thursday. Renaud's "crime?" Clicking "view source" on a publicly available webpage.

    Let the lawsuits begin.

    1. Ah, HA!! So two wrongs do make a right!

      1. No, but three lefts do - - - - - -

    2. What about for voting?

      1. Vaccine ID required but not proof of citizenship or registration.

    3. Fuck these people.

  16. It's a signal that Americans are unfazed by ongoing supply chain issues, rising inflation, and the lingering pandemic...

    Spending their money while it still has some purchasing power.

    1. Buying stuff while there is still stuff to buy, at prices they can still afford to pay.

      1. Absolutely correct. We sat on the sidelines for a couple major purchases until it was clear that prices weren't stabilizing. And the fact that we could finance it at close to 0% interest is even better.

        Also, let's be clear about something:

        "It’s a signal that Americans are unfazed by...rising inflation,"

        The whole REASON inflation happens is that there is more money BUYING things in the economy. Inflation doesn't happen when people aren't buying shit.

    2. This seems like a tautology. If people weren't spending more, prices wouldn't be going up.

    3. Yep! Gotta spend those inflatobux ASAP.

      Meanwhile BTC over 60k today. It was 15k on election night.

  17. If you're that confused I'm pretty sure you're just an idiot. This isn't exactly rocket science.

    1. I've been an idiot the last 18 months.

    2. Nobody is confused that you're an authoritarian simp.

    3. Fuck off and die, shitdinner.

  18. ...Democrats might make coal-fired power plants eligible for green energy grants.

    Would that make Democrat leadership or Manchin the whore?

  19. Sinema, unlike Manchin, has give the WH a hard line on no new taxes in the 3.5T bill and won't even discuss it until infrastructure bill is passed.

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/10/14/sinema-has-another-demand-and-it-just-may-bury-build-back-better-n456910

    1. She's not even answering Biden's calls any more. I love that more than I can say.

      1. I wonder what her voicemail message says.

        1. "We're sorry, this mailbox is full. And if your name is Biden, she just isn't THAT into you, bro."

          1. He will ask hunter to call for him. No woman can resist a serious artist.

            1. Or his awesome drug stash.

  20. A Los Angeles city councilman who has championed a ban on flavored vape products was indicted on federal corruption charges this week.

    It's not exactly fair to tie those things together in a headline. Just because he's a piece of garbage on two separate things doesn't mean they should be linked.

    1. That's what modern "journalism" is all about: use facts (fabricated if need be) to spin the desired narrative.

  21. Control+F "abortion" = 0 results

    I want at least one link every morning about how state-level Republicans are literally establishing The Handmaid's Tale by denying access to abortion care. Bring back ENB!

    #AbortionAboveAll

    1. They can't do it today after the fifth circuit ruled the injunction invalid and allowed the law to remain while the court hears the case.

  22. Robert Durst, who unintentionally admitted to murdering Susan Berman during filming for an HBO documentary about his life, was sentenced to life in prison.

    Next you're going to tell me Tony Soprano should be doing time.

  23. Journalists found that a Missouri gov't agency's incompetence exposed personal info (SSNs) of educators across the state, and disclosed the breach to the state… and the governor's response is that he WANTS TO PROSECUTE THE JOURNALISTS.

    If you can think of another way for a governor to deal with any situation other than attempted prosecution they're all ears.

    1. Just turn all media into federal or state employees.

  24. Consumer spending increased by 0.7 percent during September, the Commerce Department announced on Friday morning. It's a signal that Americans are unfazed by ongoing supply chain issues, rising inflation, and the lingering pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reports.

    They aren't unfazed. It is the fucking inflation.

    1. That is hilarious.

      I mean, we all knew economists were generally just full of crap... But that is next level funny right there....

      1. It is mind boggling. And Eric is the "economics" guy.

      2. Who would have thought that journalists are bad at math?

        1. Barbie?

        2. The problem is that he does know math. He can count to three, and he knows that when you list stuff out, you three items. Pandemic, Supply chain disruptions and...erm....uh...INFLATION! That's the ticket!

    2. 0.7% times 12 = 8.4%. Yeah, seems about right.

      1. Now compound that.
        But no more mean tweets!

  25. An attempt to save America's only barrier reef from a strange, deadly disease.

    VACCINE MANDATE

  26. Obama judge giving non violent J6 paraders more time than prosecution sought due to political need to crush dissent.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/10/obama-appointed-federal-judge-gives-january-6th-rioters-harsher-sentences-than-prosecutors-sought/

    1. The genius of our legal system is that there is no recourse for this. If the prosecutors and courts want to use criminal proceedings for political purposes, there is very little that can be done to stop them.

      Which points to the genius of the Soros plan... Focus on judges and prosecutors. That changes the landscape. Zuckerberg joined in with the plan to put activists in place on boards of election around the country. And with that, a fairly check and balance free grab for power.

      1. I believe U2 made a song about the answer, something in the blue sky... Can't really remember it

        1. There's a "Fargo" reference here too, somewhere...

  27. In a Kurt Schlicter column linked by J.J. this past Tuesday there was this great quote:

    “There is no conservative principle worth honoring that makes us less free. I find the notion that we are somehow morally obligated to accept serfdom because the entity exercising mastery over us has articles of incorporation instead of a flag to be baffling.”

    1. The thing is, Private Company They Can Do What They Want is a perfectly fine principle, it's just that companies aren't private when the government is so involved in every aspect of their functioning. It's not Private Company doing it when the federal government is forcing that Private Company to do it.

    2. So Goldwater was right?

  28. Democratic economic messaging: Vote for us and we'll totally make billionaires pay their fair share!

    Democratic economic reality: The #BidenBoom has Elon Musk up $60,000,000,000 — bringing his net worth to $230,000,000,000.

    #BillionairesForBiden

    1. Don't worry, they are playing the long game.... Before long that quarter trillion will only be worth $60 billion...

  29. https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1448965986552582144

    Real life isn't like the 'yasss, you go girl' nonsense spewed to women by this diseased, degenerate culture and social media.

    Imagine my shock.

    1. "All party groups are less likely now than a year ago to favor a more active government role, but independents’ opinions have changed the most."

      Welp, the horse is out. Guess we better close that barn door.

      1. Wrong place. This wasn't supposed to go here.

    2. Wait, I thought social media was intended to tell girls and women that they are failures because they don't measure up to physical, social, and professional fantasies.

  30. https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1448957338514300930

    I know everyone is having a big culture war row over this boy in the John Lewis advert wearing a dress and lipstick but all I can think about is, if that were my kid, how I'd be throttling him right now for trashing my bloody house.

  31. Joe Biden is acting more and more like Emperor Xi every day. Xi has launched a war on China's financial system, popping their property bubble on purpose, and he's launched a war on the power production. Biden, for his part, is looking to force Wall Street to become the agents of change in the Green New Deal.

    "WASHINGTON—Calling climate change a systemic risk to the financial system, the White House will release a report Friday outlining its strategy for new rules that could affect investment disclosures, insurance policies and home loans."

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-press-climate-agenda-on-wall-street-11634288400?

    What do investment disclosures, insurance polices, and home loans have to do with climate change? Well . . . everything--if Biden says so!

    "Mr. Biden told administration leaders to assess what financial risks climate change posed to federal programs and the stability of the U.S. government and what new steps they might need to take to protect the financial system and its consumers.

    Major U.S. law firms said the process is laying a foundation for climate change-related regulations that the administration would apply to banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions."

    ----Ibidem

    We understand that you want to finance that housing development, but by financing that housing development, are you contributing to climate change? We understand you want to finance that factory. We understand you want to finance car purchases for consumers. But by doing that, are you contributing to climate change, putting stress on government programs, and destabilizing the government?

    This is an anti-libertarian, anti-capitalist nightmare, and it's all a result of Biden winning in November of last year and the Democrats taking the Senate on January 6. Congressional support for the imposition of this nightmare is being debated right now in the form of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, and this unique clear and present threat, that Biden and the Democrats represent to capitalism and our freedom, won't be eliminated until the Republicans take control of one or both chambers in Congress.

    1. “WASHINGTON—Calling climate change a systemic risk to the financial system, the White House will release a report Friday outlining its strategy for new rules that could affect investment disclosures, insurance policies and home loans.”

      If there's anyone in the commentariat who has not yet read "Atlas Shrugged", now's a good time.

      1. Honestly not her best work. We The Living and Fountainhead were way better.

      2. "If there’s anyone in the commentariat who has not yet read “Atlas Shrugged”, now’s a good time."

        It really has come to that.

        I am not here for the benefit of society. I'm here for my own benefit, and there's nothing wrong with caring about yourself.

        The Biden administration says you're not allowed to invest in things unless it's everyone else's best interests, then we've already crossed a serious, real world line.

        The Democrats must be stopped.

      3. The only thing rand was 100% wrong about was thinking businesses would be an advasary to gov

        1. Orren Boyle and Jimmy T. were willing to play ball. Haha.

    2. The Biden regime is acting more and more like Winnie the Pooh every day

      Coincidence?

  32. https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/that-one-side-would-like-to-utterly

    They say, for example, that people who come from less privileged backgrounds - there isn’t any such ordinal scale, of course, but hang on - should have special status to dictate the future of the party. And you might imagine that this would privilege conservative and moderate Democrats, of which there are far more than you could ever imagine from Twitter. The young activist core of the progressive Democrat agenda is dominantly white; it must be, as most Americans are white and an even higher percentage of college graduates are white and the percentage of those who went to the tiny handful of elite schools that graduate the vast majority of our politically influential class is even more white. Those activists are thus overwhelmingly young and majority white and almost universally college educated and, while in some cases making bad money now, upwardly mobile and uniquely equipped to navigate the knowledge economy when they move on to getting paid, as they all inevitably will. This would seem to be a privileged class in the most obvious sense, and against them stands a lot of regular Democrat voters. Say, people with some college but no degree, Black, middle aged, middle class, and far more conservative than the average Twitter liberal, favoring “commonsense” abortion restrictions, opposed to major policing reductions, vaguely worried about deficits and taxes, and deeply skeptical about mass immigration.

    So the dictate to favor the more marginalized members of the coalition leads to pursuing an agenda consonant with the values of those moderates, right? Good lord, of course not. Instead the activist class just insists that they are the marginalized voice, and if you disagree, they try to ruin your life.

  33. Yes, this must surely throw off the "researchers" like Kylie Irving, and now back to square one after all the work they've put in! It's an outrage!

    Meanwhile the 60% vaccinated of the country, not in ICUs or dead, go along blithely living their life like sheep.

    1. 99% of the country already isnt in the ICUs.

      1. But Joe can always hope.

    2. Okay, Karen.

    3. Fuck off and die, Joe.

    4. I feel your pain, loser.

    5. This is what huffing CNN looks like.

    6. Huh, turns out that protest against the status quo by sportsball athletes is entirely dependent on which political team they belong to.

  34. The title suggests confusion. When is it okay to call it what it is - intent. From the start, the messaging surrounding the virus has been a massive cluster. This sort of serial incompetence cannot be accidental; there is just too much of it. When the usual reasons for why something is not working fail, you have to start considering reasons that were previously thought unusual.

  35. https://twitter.com/JesseKellyDC/status/1448806101798035457

    Yes, I’m well aware some Libertarians are born losers who prefer being the best Libertarian in the communist gulag. I was talking to Libertarians who actually love liberty. Those libertarians understand there will be no liberty for anyone unless the communists are beaten.

    1. The idealism of being in slavery so you can exude even more idealism is a strang thing. It is just virtue signaling at that point.

  36. "Consumer spending increased by 0.7 percent during September, the Commerce Department announced on Friday morning. It's a signal that Americans are unfazed by ongoing supply chain issues, rising inflation, and the lingering pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reports."

    In reality, everyone who can afford to, is buying everything they want and need for the next couple of years before the prices on those items double.

  37. https://twitter.com/RepSteel/status/1448028721089323016

    NEWS: Today I introduced legislation to ban cargo ships off the Orange County coast.

    Ships anchored for weeks and months off our coast likely caused last week's oil spill. Reports show that the pipe "may have been struck several other times" by ship anchors off the coast.

    ...The SHIP Act would ban cargo ships from idling or anchoring in the coastal waters of Southern California for the next 180 days. It's time to get the ports working again and get these ships moving and out of our waters.

    1. Biden's America...

      1. Ban boats from the water!

    2. Is this person really just that stupid? Surely he understands that the ships don't make money while anchored, and if they had a choice wouldn't be there.

  38. "In 2020, 56 percent of independents wanted the government to do more to solve problems, compared with 38 percent now," the pollsters note."

    So, dependent independents?

  39. In other words, the experts are failing.

    Anti-mask activists ordered by Calgary judge to preach science, too
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/pawlowski-brother-street-church-christopher-scott-contempt-1.6209420

    A Calgary-based street pastor, his brother and an anti-mask cafe owner have been fined, put on probation and ordered by a judge that they must also preach science if they continue to rail against COVID-19 public health rules.

    Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Street Church Ministries, his brother Dawid Pawlowski, and Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott were sentenced Wednesday, following their contempt of court convictions for having incited others to break public health orders.

    "They are on the wrong side of science," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain.

    "They are also on the wrong side of common sense."

    As part of their probation conditions, Germain ruled that if the three pandemic-denying, anti-mask leaders continued to preach to their followers, they must also present the perspective of medical experts.

    Germain noted the sentences come as the threat of COVID-19 has "never been greater" in Alberta.

    1. ...If the three men continue to preach to their followers, they must also place the other side of the argument on the record, the judge said.

      Germain suggested wording like: "I am aware that the views I am expressing to you may not be held by medical experts … the majority of medical experts favour social distancing … vaccine programs."

    2. ordered by Calgary judge to preach science

      That says it all, doesn't it?

    3. Wow, Canada is really going for it with the compelled speech thing.

      1. For some there, that is eh ok.

  40. "In an effort to woo Sen. Joe Manchin (D–W.Va.) to vote for the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, Democrats might make coal-fired power plants eligible for green energy grants."

    That's some powerful green-washing right there.

    1. Sounds like, if he pays his cards right, he could get Biden to moon Pelosi on the Mall at noon.

  41. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy:

    "Longtime S.F. housing activist is now facing his own eviction, despite the city's moratorium"
    [...]
    "For three decades Fernando Marti has been among the progressive political activists demonstrating outside the homes of families facing evictions. ..."
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Longtime-S-F-housing-activist-is-now-facing-his-16531194.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result

  42. "An attempt to save America's only barrier reef from a strange, deadly disease."

    COVID or TDS?

  43. Americans that die this winter due to insufficient energy supplies for heating will be recorded as “died from covid.”

  44. You should correct this article. The J&J does not use a "weakened version of the virus". It uses a modified version of a different virus (an adenovirus) to deliver the spike protein. This is not an "old-school" method, although it's not as novel as the mRNA vaccines. The link you provide in the same sentence explains the J&J vaccine correctly.

    1. Thank you.

      And if one, just one person bothered to understand basic science.... Well, they'd think he was crazy...

      But if two people... Just imagine.. if two people came in and actually understood basic scientific facts, why.. they would think they were gay and they wouldn't take them either...

      But if three people.... Imagine... Three people actually understanding basic scientific facts....

      1. They'd get paid off to spout whatever is convenient for the politician in charge?

  45. How dark money fuels right wing movements:

    There are two major ways this kind of international dark money pushes world politics to the right. First is the mechanical influence of Russia's Vladimir Putin, who has become a sort of international wellspring of right-wing extremism. The Putin political formula is quite simple: Win elections somehow, then rig the political process to end democratic competition, crush independent media and dissenters, and surround yourself with powerful rich people who depend on your protection for their money. Then fend off popular disaffection by whipping up xenophobic hysteria and the occasional modest war.

    All of Putin's allies and affiliates tend to behave like him. Trump (who has been a flagrant tax chiseler his entire life) blatantly used the presidency to line his own pockets. Hungary's President Viktor Orban has rigged virtually the entire Hungarian economy to flow into the pockets of himself and his inner circle. And in the Czech Republic, the Pandora Papers reveal that Prime Minister Babis — who has adopted Trump's political persona wholesale, including a signature trucker hat and a slogan of "make the Czech Republic strong again" slogan — turns out to have "moved $22 million through offshore companies to buy a lavish estate on the French Riviera in 2009 while keeping his ownership secret," reports ICIJ.

    This is the right-wing movement in almost every country: a corrupt cabal of swindlers, racists, and demagogues stuffing the national wealth into their personal offshore bank accounts, all while distracting the population with screeching xenophobia. Putin didn't invent this politics by any means, but he is the Johnny Appleseed of the movement, and many have copied his example or stumbled onto the same strategy independently.

    https://news.yahoo.com/tax-cheats-fuel-wing-extremism-194309420.html

    1. turd lies. It's what turd does. turd is a pathological liar and too abysmally stupid to recognize that he is lying and also too stupid to understand the rest of us know it.
      If turd quoted numbers, they are either outright lies or cherry-picked such that they do not at all support the lie turd is making.
      If there is something in one of turd's post that isn't a lie, it's there accidentally.
      turd lies; it what he does.

    2. This is okay but somehow thinking that the Democrats fucked around with ballot boxes is as crazy conspiracy.

    3. That is truly hilarious...

      The communist dictator wants right wing extremists to take over the world....

      Brilliant!

      1. Well, as mentioned, turd lies.

      2. Putin is no communist, you moron. He doesn't even pretend to do anything for "the people" like Castro and Chavez did.

        Russia does pretend to be a democracy though.

        Is Russia communist today?

        It's definitely not. While communist and leftist movements still exist in Russia, they no longer determine state policy.
        Communism as a state ideology is dead in Russia. This is official. “No ideology may be established as a state or obligatory one,” goes Article 13 of Russia's Constitution adopted in 1993. This is a major difference compared to previous Soviet constitutions that emphasized the Communist Party (CPSU) was “the leading and guiding force of Soviet society and the nucleus of its political system.”
        https://www.rbth.com/lifestyle/328075-is-russia-a-communist-country

        1. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar and too abysmally stupid to recognize that he is lying and also too stupid to understand the rest of us know it.
          If turd quoted numbers, they are either outright lies or cherry-picked such that they do not at all support the lie turd is making.
          If there is something in one of turd’s post that isn’t a lie, it’s there accidentally.
          turd lies; it what he does.

        2. This is why you are an idiot: Putin knows deep down that the people who are MOST likely to get the country involved in a war with him, or to sanction his country, or to make international trade relations more difficult, are the Right Wingers. They are overwhelmingly nationalist and love nothing more than to pick a fight with Putin.

          1. What?

            US conservatives LOVE Putin. Google the phrase. Even the Washington Examiner reports on it.

            Nationalistic, hatred of immigrants, hatred of liberalism, pro-Christian, etc

            Putin would be a Trump Republican in the USA

            1. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar and too abysmally stupid to recognize that he is lying and also too stupid to understand the rest of us know it.
              If turd quoted numbers, they are either outright lies or cherry-picked such that they do not at all support the lie turd is making.
              If there is something in one of turd’s post that isn’t a lie, it’s there accidentally.
              turd lies; it what he does.

            2. Yes, Putin is a right winger. He is a pro-Russia corporatist. That doesn't mean he wants a Pro-USA Corporatist in charge...because- in case you hadn't noticed, Russia is not the USA. And in fact, Russia tends to do business with the countries that the USA like sanctioning (like Iran).

              But please, tell me more about what the Washington Examiner says. I am SURE that you are representing it faithfully.

            3. Didn't trump put increased sanctions on Russia that Biden lifted?

        3. This could be the dumbest version yet. Putin is literally the old guard of the USSR.. Literally an assassin for the state, and literally the turning away from western style democracy.

          He could not be further from the US right and still be on the planet. The only distinction from his Soviet days is that Oligarchs have replaced the party apparatchiks.

          He was a staunch advocate for returning to the ussr... And has merely settled for dictator for life because of practical limitations on what he can do

          1. Trump, Farage, Le Pen: Why Western conservatives love Vladimir Putin

            Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely admired by right-wing leaders in Western democracies – including Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen – a stark reversal from when conservatives were the staunchest of Cold Warriors.

            And while those on the right have traditionally favoured robust interventionist foreign policies, the “new right” appears to be veering toward isolationism and a rejection of internationalism, preferring go-it-alone strategies of national self-interest that undercut support for both the EU and NATO, much to the Kremlin’s delight.

            Many on the political right view Putin as an ally in defending Western civilisation against an excess of multiculturalism and the “cosmopolitan” beliefs that they feel threaten more traditional values. Moreover, his pragmatic view of world affairs suits those who prefer a realpolitik approach over grandiose visions of spreading democratic values, with often questionable results.

            "Putin is perceived to be a strong leader who supports conservative values and puts his country's interests above international concerns or political correctness, without being apologetic for doing so," said Liliya Karimova, a Russia and Eurasia expert at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in an email.

            https://www.france24.com/en/20161115-why-west-right-wing-admires-putin-le-pen-farage-trump

            1. What happened to the Buttplug 1 account?

              1. It got nuked when shriek posted links to kiddie porn.

            2. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar and too abysmally stupid to recognize that he is lying and also too stupid to understand the rest of us know it.
              If turd quoted numbers, they are either outright lies or cherry-picked such that they do not at all support the lie turd is making.
              If there is something in one of turd’s post that isn’t a lie, it’s there accidentally.
              turd lies; it what he does.

    4. Oh, and the ICIJ lies. It's what they do:

      "...Trump (who has been a flagrant tax chiseler his entire life)..."

      Inspected, detected, rejected by every investigative body in the US and yet the TDS-addled assholes at ICIJ claim to know otherwise.

      1. There are active tax investigations today, idiot.

        1. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar and too abysmally stupid to recognize that he is lying and also too stupid to understand the rest of us know it.
          If turd quoted numbers, they are either outright lies or cherry-picked such that they do not at all support the lie turd is making.
          If there is something in one of turd’s post that isn’t a lie, it’s there accidentally.
          turd lies; it what he does.

    5. Ugh, I thought he was gone, but Impostor Buttplug is back. This is clearly another attempt to portray Real Buttplug as a lazy, stupid, sloppy hack who can't remember what he wrote 5 minutes ago.

      One of Real Buttplug's recurring themes is that virtually all wealthy people are Democrats, or "liberals" if they're outside the US. There's no way RB would be dumb enough to blatantly undermine his central premise with a low-effort copy / paste job that claims big money pushes global politics to the right.

      #StopSmearingButtplug

    6. Now check where the left wing money comes from...

      1. Buttplug knows. He's on Soros' payroll. Ask him about OSF and he'll sing its praises to heaven.

  46. Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday
    Microchip implants are going from tech-geek novelty to genuine health tool — and you might be running out of good reasons to say no
    https://medium.com/the-atlantic/why-youre-probably-getting-a-microchip-implant-someday-eefe77581bc0

    1. I think, "Fuck off, slaver," is a perfectly adequate reason to say no.

    2. "...and you might be running out of good reasons to say no"

      Nope.
      "None of your business" is a perfectly good reason

    3. and you might be running out of good reasons to say no

      Namely, the "...or else" argument will convince you of that.

  47. I know I am fussy, and stock photos are almost intentionally stupid, but WTF is that image of the needle supposed to represent? Cafeteria Lady ready to inject the meatloaf with her urine specimen?

    1. An injection of olive oil.

    2. Oh my God, I just figured it out!

      The "vaccines" are a marinade!

      1. Oh, now it all makes sense. We've just been preparing for some aliens to come eat us.

    3. Come get your dose of "yellow".

  48. The old Coalminer Kickback!

  49. Go with your gut, because the official guidance is a total mess.

    Uhhh like I've been doing all along? Seriously who puts any weight on "official guidance"?

    1. Lemmings, of which unfortunately there are far too many.

  50. Hmm, Andrew McCabe news.

    McCabe, of course, was fired by Trump after an OIG investigation showed he had lied under oath to investigators.

    Biden has decided to restore his full pension, remove any mention of his firing from his personnel records, provide him backpay for his pension, and cover all of his legal costs.

    Yup, there is no swamp to worry about. And why, exactly, do we need to not just go back to the spoils system? Seems we have it now, but only with less responsibility.

    1. Yeah, because having the president go after career FBI to save his own fat ass is a principle Libertarians believe in.

      Also, Barr dropped the "lying" charge in Feb 2020 which involved McCabe talking to the WSJ - which he was authorized to do in his position - and confirming an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation late in the presidential campaign, a revelation which hurt Clinton.

      1. Fuck off and die, asshole.

      2. He lied. Do you deny the IG report on mccabe?

    2. Spoils system my ass; let's get back to dueling.

    3. No consequences for anything, ever, if you are one of The Chosen.

  51. Did you Libertarians get it figured out yet, or still confused about what to do? I know it is tough when you might be required to read past the headline, or expert predictions aren't dead on the date, but the rest of the country - well except for the Republicans - are managing the heavy burden of paying attention so they don't die in the ICU. Those lucky people in the sub 20th century didn't have to deal with this cutting edge "science" and "technical" stuff. They just accepted their fate and hoped to make it to their 40th birthday when their life expectancy was reached.

    Ah, the good old days!

    1. "They just accepted their fate and hoped to make it to their 40th birthday when their life expectancy was reached."

      There is nothing more delicious than seeing sanctimonious leftists act like they have some monopoly on rational thought while making statements that demonstrate they have the pop-culture knowledge of a 6th grader.

      Hey Joe, try this one: Tell us that the sky is blue because it reflects the ocean. That one will make you look slightly less like a clown.

      1. I am starting to think Joe Friday is really Rep. Hank Johnson.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q

    2. What did it take, two weeks for you to devolve from, "I'm just a curious guy looking for a conversation!" to a histrionically antagonistic troll? Your commitment to your principles is commendable!

      I know that at your age an obsession with your own mortality is common, but it's really sad how hard you've taken your complete inability to convince people that don't share that obsession.

      They just accepted their fate and hoped to make it to their 40th birthday when their life expectancy was reached.

      Can you get through one post without showing the world that you've got the mathematical capacity of trained chimp? You must break out a calculator to make change for a twenty.

      1. Just responding to the handwringing by this columnist and most of the commenters here clap.

        PS Life expectancy in the US: 1800 - 40, 1900- 46.

        You're welcome on the McCabe information.

        1. Talk about missing the point.

          1. Hey, tell me the point I'm missing and we can have that conversation. So far your fellow regulars here think that means encouraging my mortality while indulging their fascination with talking about feces.

            1. Don't confuse the regulars with libertarians. They're mostly authoritarian Republicans who are here only to bitch about this magazine being mean to their Dear Leader.

              1. Seems that way. Thanks for the tip.

              2. "Don’t confuse the regulars with libertarians."

                Alternatively, Sarc, maybe I'm busting his balls because he is trying to pick a fight with Libertarians, like myself, using idiot cliches.

                It is really striking to me that you jump in to defend this Joe when his post is a wild caricature of libertarians.

                1. I'm not defending him. I'm simply pointing out that he shouldn't judge libertarians based upon the loudmouth Republicans on these comments.

                  1. Don't confuse sarc as anything other than a whiny piece of lefty shit.

                  2. No. Youre defending him to justify your own leftist bullshit.

                2. Overt, my post is a caricature of the column and many of the posts which don't seem to have anything to do with Libertarianism, unless that includes endless bitching about important technical information not being made palatable for simpletons.

                  1. Fuck off and die, asshole.

                  2. I don't think you would know what libertarianism was if it bit you in the face.

                    My first experience with you was you telling someone to "Grow up" because they prize liberty over pandemic theater. *That* is the manner of a simpleton- a person who cannot comprehend how it is possible that a person might calculate a different outcome than themselves. As is often the case with your type, it was an epic foray into projection.

                    And that is largely because you *are* a simpleton, who needs to grow up. That's ok, Joe. I really do have faith that in...maybe a decade...you will learn to look past the base platitudes and shallow justifications forming your moral foundation. This will be hard- it will require you to challenge safe and cozy assumptions that have comforted you all your life, and truly ask WHY they do or do not make sense.

                    When you are ready to begin that journey, Joe, I'll be happy to help you along. But until then, just understand that your attempts to sound smart are beclowning yourself. And I, and others, will continue to mock you for it. *shrug*.

                    1. And that is largely because you *are* a simpleton, who needs to grow up. That’s ok, Joe. I really do have faith that in…maybe a decade…you will learn to look past the base platitudes and shallow justifications forming your moral foundation.

                      Joe revealed in the Boomer column that he's a Boomer himself, so the odds of him making it another decade get slimmer by the year.

                    2. Overt, I've known Libertarians for several decades, and my friends grew out of it. Happy to debate it's premises without insults if you want, but i find it appealing to those looking for a idealistic answers to what I think is a pragmatic world.

                      Still, my comments in the this tread are about the column and some of the posts which have no basis in Libertarianism, unless you admit it is looking for simple and easy answers.

                    3. Red rocks, as I said, I'm too old to be a boomer.

              3. Lol Sarc defends a leftist troll.

                Fucking hilarious.

            2. Hint: An average life expectancy of 40 didn't mean the average person lived to 40.

              1. Overt, it means exactly that.

                1. Fuck off and die, asshole

                2. Joe. Do you know what age based life expectancy is dummy?

                  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2017/015.pdf

                3. Sigh.

                  Historically, about a quarter of children died in their first year (Generally of malnutrition before cities were common). Another quarter were dead by 14 (Due to malnutrition, war, and disease). The remaining 50% would live long lives. They didn't die at 40. They lived into their 70s or 80s.

                  So no, the average person did not die at 40. The average person either died early or lived into their golden years.

                  1. Overt, life expectancy is defined as the average age attained by humans in that period.

                    1. Did your old ass forget how an average is calculated?

                4. Wow. Amazing stupidity Joe.

                5. Joe, no it did not.

                  Infants died in astonishing numbers. If you survived childhood, you were fine.

                  Almost the entire increase in life expectancy was due to reduction in child mortality, not in any real increase in adult life span.

                  1. damiksec, it is true that at all times of human history, peopole lived into their 60s, 70s, rarely 80s, but it is also true that the average human born in 1900 in the US could expect to live to 46 years. Increases to life expectancy include lowered infant mortality and increased longevity for those who reach adulthood. In fact the 1st significant decrease in our life expectancy is partly due to your friends who are refusing vaxxines. Why don;t you do something to help out that situation.

                    https://www.pnas.org/content/118/5/e2014746118

                    1. but it is also true that the average human born in 1900 in the US could expect to live to 46 years

                      As others have already explained, the life expectancy was an average due to the infant mortality rate, you obtuse moron.

                      And your link is a bunch of guesstimates, not data showing an actual lowering of life expectancy due to people refusing the Holy Coof Juice. You have to resort to lying to make your argument, which means it can be summarily dismissed.

                    2. Doubling down on stupid Joe?

                    3. You guys are going to have to explain what part of the increases in life expectancy over the last 100 years was not due to scientific and medical improvements which you are now complaining are just too difficult and complex to follow and I guess not worth the effort.

                      Do you cretins not get that we have much lower infant mortality, longer average adult life - check life expectancy for a 40 year old in 1900 vs now - because of difficult to attain and not always easy to explain advances, like the vaccines?

                      Cripes what cry babies, and dumb to boot.

                    4. Look, Joe Fuckhead, just because your link didn't say what you claimed, and that your old ass forgot how an average is calculated, doesn't mean you aren't a waste of carbon molecules.

                    5. Hey Joe...

                      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000019/

                      I don't know what you know about statistics, but the mean, median and mode of the same data set can be all totally different.

                      Let's say you're in a bar and Bill Gates walks in. Did your net worth suddenly go up by billions of dollars? According to the mean average it did.

                      According to the link I just posted, the mode (most commonly occurring number) life expectancy in the 1800s was still in the 70s.

                      Which means that if you survived childhood and didn't go to war, you'd likely live to a ripe old age.

        2. Fuck off and die, asshole.

    3. Fuck off and die, asshole.

    4. Do you think you are being clever or something?

  52. Confusion? What confusion?
    I talk with my doctor about all the risks and benefits of each available vaccine, compared to the risk from the Communist Chinese Virus itself, and act accordingly.
    Any one trying to figure science out of all the political propaganda surrounding this particular virus is wasting brain cells.

  53. I got my booster shot yesterday. I lied and told them it was my first. You think I’m listening to this government and its vaccine booster shot hesitancy? Fuck that. I’ve seen the data.

    As with the previous shots, it made me kind of sick and, of course, there was the pokey stick that they put in my arm. Still, I’m not a coward, a maniac or a snowflake so I’m not afraid of a little adversity like you all are. My antibody levels are probably off-the-chart so I think I’m going to spend the day licking the walls at the Covid ward today. Should be fun.

    1. So now you advocate for letting people make their own decisions based on their own analysis of the data? Sounds sort of like freedom.

      1. Just typical hypocrisy from commie-shit. His entire ethos is 'me first and fuck everybody else'; he's a commie, expect nothing other.

        1. Yes, I put my economic interests first and not prioritize the interests of billionaires and religious bigots first. Guilty as charged.

          1. Just typical lies from commie-shit. His entire ethos is ‘me first and fuck everybody else’; he’s a commie, expect nothing other.

            1. That is how mortgages get abandoned.

    2. So when you showed them your vaccine card with your previous two shots on it, what did they say about that?

      Or did you get a new card altogether? Because when your team's vaccine mandates and passport requirements go into effect, I don't think showing them multiple cards is going to amuse the gestapo much.

      1. AS will happily get a bonus booster to fill out on thier official card.

    3. You think I’m listening to this government and its vaccine booster shot hesitancy? Fuck that. I’ve seen the data.

      The data which shows that the "vaccines" are dead after 6-8 months?

      Maybe we can start comparing these shots to PReP pills for HIV, and change the illness's name to COVAIDS.

  54. What if you're not over 65 or at high risk from COVID?

    Umm, get on with your life?

  55. “ the Johnson & Johnson jab is based on old-school antivirus tech: It contains a weakened version of the virus to teach your body's immune system how to combat the real thing. “

    No it doesn’t you fool.!!!

    It uses adenovirus, an attenuated harmless DNA virus as a carrier.

    The virus carries a synthetic piece of DNA which will code for a part of the Corona spike protein. Basic high school biology. The DNA will code for mRNA which leaves the nucleus. Then it is like the mRNA based vaccines. The mRNA in the cytoplasm will start protein production in the ribosome which will be expressed on the cell surface and start up am immune reaction. The mRNA is degraded.

    The whole process is coded like a timer. It just stops after a while.

    1. The whole process is coded like a timer. It just stops after a while.
      Nothing ever goes wrong, everything works like it should.

    2. Don't talk about stupid science stuff. The vaccines are all experimental with unknown long-term side effects. Go ahead, believe the scientists and doctors if you want. They're all part of the Democrat Party. Don't you know anything?

      1. So how do you know the long-term side effects when the long-term testing started about a year ago?

        Granted for old people it's an easy tradeoff -- COVID is more dangerous as you get older, and any long-term vaccine side effects have less time to affect old people. But for kids who face close to 0 risk from COVID, why take a vaccine before the long term risks are known?

      2. Every prominent Republican at the state and federal level has endorsed the vaccines, they just oppose mandates.

        The only prominent politicians to ever oppose or question the vaccine itself were Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden.

      3. Also, yes, it's easy for there to be unanimous consensus among doctors and scientists when all opposing voices are silenced. That's totally how Science! works.

        1. Ah yes. More conspiracies.

          1. Fuck off and die, lefty shit.

      4. Don’t talk about stupid science stuff.

        Yeah, it is rather amusing that a hospital janitor is now admitting that the vaccines aren't really vaccines, and more like AIDS pills.

  56. Biden admin is pretty screwed. Covid getting better and america still despises him and his VP despite full media propaganda support.

    They will pass nothing major, and there will be a bloodbath in '22. The only way he could possibly have a shittier presidency is if he croaks and his VP two-fer takes over. Would probably be the only way to get lower approval.

    They were handed essentially a completely free pass and somehow have shit their pants.

    1. TDS-addled shits hardest hit, right, Brandyshit?

  57. Branch Covidian Blue Checkmark and "data breacher" Chris Vickery says that a deadline for denial of treatment to people who haven't gotten the Holy Coof Juice should be set, and that they "aren't fit for continued life on earth" if they don't get this particular shot; suddenly realizes after some gentle feedback that his personal information is incredibly easy to find online and that calling for genocide might have consequences:

    Chris Vickery
    @VickerySec
    Hey guys.
    I'm all about free expression of differing viewpoints, but sending me direct messages saying that you "have my home address" and that you "want to beat [my] head in" does not count as acceptable expression of differing viewpoints.
    Cut it out. Thanks.
    8:02 AM · Oct 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

    1. Lol. I'm starting to come around to the side of people who say it is ok to punch a Nazi. I feel dirty siding with them, but I can't help it.

      1. Geeks like this are still seething that they didn't get to fuck a cheerleader in high school, and their resentment always comes out when "those people" don't act in ways the geeks want them to.

  58. Unlike chemistry and physics, medicine is often a convoluted science. One of my parents' physicians said that no two people react the same way to an illness or treatment.

    Further, medicine evolves as treatments are studied over time. This week, HHS said that people should no longer take a daily low-dose aspirin as prevention against heart attack and stroke, unless specifically directed by a doctor. The aspirin regimen has been around for years.

    With Covid being around for less than two years, the medical knowledge is miniscule, when compared to illnesses that have been around for decades or centuries.

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