Saturday, February 07, 2015

It may seem a little politically incorrect, but in my opinion the comparison is accurate.


  1. Anonymous2:30 AM

    The more the labels change, the more the rhetoric remains the same. Those of us who are left handed (or read history) remember the times when we were killed just for using the wrong sinister evil 'on the incorrect side of God' hand.

    Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it needs to be updated. I believe "Those who remember history get to sit back in horror as those who don't commit the very same atrocities that limited human growth the last time." is wordy but accurate. You see, I'm still not over the burning of the Library of Alexandria if you must know.

    I remember being on the other side of the age equation. Never trusting anyone over thirty and all that. Now I'm the old fart only I don't have to ask how we got here. Greed. Pure and simple. That and the ignorant insisting their right to put their hand in the fire is equal to my desire to cook dinner without their hairy flesh in the mix.

    PC? I believe the metaphor doesn't go far enough. There are three people in black Islamic garb. Perhaps the brothers who also follow Abraham should be joining them.


  2. Anonymous2:33 AM

    I would group those black clad fellows into the 'Bagger/Palin' category.

    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Ditto. Or just one simply labeled "Republican."

  3. Anonymous3:42 AM

    This cartoon could be accurate. However, it is not an accurate depiction. When we talk about vaccines we are not talking about thoroughly researched science. We are talking about greedy profits-first American pharma. They only publish studies that support their drugs. The negative studies are tossed out. Most things are not researched because they cost money and the only ones with money are the drug companies. Want bigger erections? Take this pill. If you have any of these 10-15 side effects which might result in your death, call your doctor, and good luck.
    This year's flu shot is 97% ineffective, but they are still selling it.

    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      Don’t be silly. For the cost, personnel and too tiny profits to be made by producing vaccine, pharmaceutical manufacturers would much prefer to put their efforts into producing something that actually makes a worthwhile profit for them. Included is the manufacturing are symptoms relievers — far FAR more profitable in the long run. Why would they want to prevent an illness at very little profit at the expense of bigger profits from medicine that could relieve or fix us?

    2. Leland7:42 AM

      "This year's flu shot is 97% ineffective, but they are still selling it."

      Link please.

    3. Anonymous7:45 AM

      Nobody is claiming the pharmaceutical industry is altruistic. Nor are they infallible. But vaccinations had literally WIPED OUT MEASLES in this country until credulous, ignorant, misinformed crusaders like the uneducated Jenny McCarthy started on their dangerous tear against them. And if you want to talk about motive? Jenny McCarthy has gained more fame and fortune as an anti-vaccer than she ever could have maintained as an ageing pinup.

    4. Anonymous7:53 AM

      The internet site in your comment also has articles about government mind control projects. What a bunch of kooks. You rely on a site like that for information? No wonder you are completely clueless.

    5. Anonymous7:56 AM

    6. Leland5:44 AM

      Thank you 3:42 (at least, I am assuming it was you) for responding to my request for a link to your claim of lack of effectiveness.

      And you are a damned fool for even considering accepting ONE freaking hospital's claim! You are even more ignorant for failing to catch a certain phrase in that article: "A leading NHS hospital warned a month ago that a mutated strain of flu not covered by this winter’s vaccine...."

      "A mutated strain." Didn't catch that did you? Well, I'm not surprised. People like you who like to make outrageous claims like yours seem to deliberately overlook the facts that destroy your "arguments".

      First, when they make the flu vaccine, they have to make educated guesses about which strains to protect against. Second, it takes a very long lead time to grow and supply those vaccines, so the mutated strain may have shown up AFTER (did you catch that word? AFTER?) the vaccine was under production for the year.

      And finally, the link provided is a report about ENGLISH flu shots! You know, ENGLAND? NOT the US.Reading comprehension was taught in elementary school. Did you fail there?

    7. Anonymous9:18 AM

      Meh. Leland again trying to appear intelligent.

      Leland thinks the more verbose his posts get the more 'smurter' he will seem.

    8. Leland12:10 PM

      9:18, I will admit I am not smart enough to figure out how to get rid of YOU!

      I will say the same thing here that I said to another like you earlier. You are a troll. Studies have shown that trolls are socially inept and deliberately hateful. Seek help.

  4. The cartoon is perfect. And makes me laugh--in between the tears.

    Personally, I'm waiting for the anti-gravity movement.

    "Gravity is a stressor.
    We choose when to fall.
    We just want control over our falls.
    We home school so it shouldn't apply to us "

  5. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Please stop participating in this media-induced war on anti-vaxxers. There are many reasons that people choose not to get their kid vaccinated. This issue is NOT as simple as is made out to be, and people have their reasons.

    Forty years ago I made a conscious, well-informed decision not to get my children vaccinated with all the vaccinations that were then routine for children. Given the dangers of vaccines back then, it was the right decision. If there had been risk of an actual epidemic, I might have made a different decision. But the stories about mercury in vaccines' preservative, about people acquiring polio from those who'd received the "live" vaccines, to say nothing of the numerous side effects, gave me pause. The decision to vaccinate or not is a risk/benefit situation. So I did the research and made my decision. No way was I going to have my baby -- whose immune system was not yet mature -- routinely injected with a variety of substances that included mercury, formaldehyde, ethanol, various aluminum compounds, egg proteins (you're not even supposed to give eggs to infants) and a lot of other stuff. I'd studied enough biology and chemistry at that point in my life to realize that there was significant possibility of risk involved, and insufficient data to guarantee safety. No one wants their kid to be the guinea pig in someone's experiment.

    I realized that because of my decision I would have to take excellent care of my children's health, and help them build strong immune systems. I also realized that there would be times when I kept my kids out of school - not only when they were sick, but to keep them from getting exposed to whatever was going around and spread it further.

    The "trust me, I'm a doctor" line has never gone down with me. I've known too many of them! I'm even related to one.

    How many of you know that in 1986 Congress granted the pharmaceutical industry immunity from liability for the harm their vaccines might cause? One would think that if vaccines were as safe as they're claimed to be, this would not be necessary...

    I am not anti-immunization on principle. There just need to be much safer vaccines, ones not so much a witch's brew of potentially harmful ingredients.

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      You are living in a fantasy world. All the "excellent care" you take care of your children is utterly meaningless unless you keep them in a sealed bubble. Their immune systems are powerless against somebody with a case of measles. Your arrogance is no substitute for medical knowledge, experience, and intervention.

      Anti-vaxxers deserve to be criticized harshly, loudly, and permanently. Don't like it? Go live on a deserted island where your special little snowflake won't be able to catch something dangerous and then spread it around.

  6. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Even as the evidence connecting America's autism epidemic to vaccines mounts, dead-enders at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) -- many of whom promoted the current vaccine schedule and others with strong ties to the vaccine industry -- are trying to delay the day of reckoning by creating questionable studies designed to discredit any potential vaccine-autism link and by derailing authentic studies.
    These rogue bureaucrats -- members of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee -- held an unannounced vote to remove previously approved vaccine studies from funding under the CAA. Nearly all of the "Federal" members of the panel voted to remove the two studies, whose estimated cost was $16 million - or 1.6% of the billion dollars authorized by Congress for autism. The panel's civilian members, in contrast, voted nearly unanimously to retain the funding. ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.

    "We've seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it's connected to the vaccines. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it." Candidate OBAMA

    These days, being opposed to vaccine-autism research puts one outside of the "mainstream" (and let's be clear, supporting such research in no way makes one "anti-vaccine" -- that charge is a tired, diversionary charade -- an ugly lie perpetrated by vaccine industry allies and their blind supporters.) ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.

    "But it's not the vaccines, even though we don't know it's not the vaccines." The Pro-Poison Collective

  7. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Anti-vaxxers are like AGW deniers. They think they can Goggle their way into expertise.

    1. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Let's ask an expert.
      Could you please provide scientific justification as to how injecting a human being with a confirmed neurotoxin is beneficial to human health and prevents disease?

    2. Anonymous11:01 AM

      10:05 PM

      Are you obtuse or are you trying to be silly?

    3. Anonymous1:01 PM

      10:05, as a lymphoma patient, I was given an antibody infusion treatment that had a risk of neurotoxicity. My choice was between that or radiation, which has horrible side effects of its own (I know; I had radiation following uterine cancer) and would have cost me one of my eyes. Guess which treatment I chose. My point being, many medical treatments have risks, but in the case of vaccination, the benefits so vastly outweigh the risks, that laypeople who rail against them truly come across as flat earthers.

  8. Anonymous11:10 AM
    85% of measles outbreak victims already received vaccinations

  9. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Republicans are the "American Taliban" but there not quite Islamic State wannabe's. I'm sure if we give them time they will be become equivelent to present day daesh. What a terrible thought.


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