James B. Meigs joins today’s podcast to discuss the Delta variant surge and the continuing refusal of many on the Right to act to contravene it. We also talk about the weirdness of Democratic senators announcing they had agreed to a $3.5 trillion deal that, in fact, they hadn’t all agreed to—and why on earth the Biden administration is giving in to Iran. Give a listen.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    What an obnoxious headline. And what a great idea to insult people you want to take your experimental vaccine.

    Direct quote from the clownish J-Pod:

    “The net result is that you have this vaccine resistance or vaccine hesitancy that is indistinguishable from being a scaredy cat about getting your shot. That there’s a kind of cultural cover, which is like ‘I’m not a sissy, I don’t need this stupid vaccine.’ Well, if you’re not a sissy, go and get the god-damned vaccine. Like, go inconvenience yourself for five minutes, maybe your arm will hurt a little bit. Shut up.

    “And then there’s a second phase of this which is “I don’t know. How do we know? It’s an emergency. It hasn’t really been fully studied.” Oh, so you’re chicken! You’re just saying you’re too scared to do what 200 million people in the United States have done already. You big chicken.”

    It goes on from there.

    And what’s J-Pod’s worry? That if the people he loathes won’t do as he commands, they might force his kid to wear a mask and they might shut down Broadway again.

    How about you complain to the politicians who do the useless lockdowns and mask mandates instead of insulting people who won’t behave as you command.

    Ugh.

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  2. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Who said it was not manly to refuse the vaccine?  Whether or not to get the vaccine is something I call freedom.  Take that away, and you have something called tyranny.

    People may criticize the choices others make, and that’s fine.  However, I prefer to be free to make my own decisions, especially when it concerns what I put into my body.  I never get flu or allergy shots, but my wife does.  Guess who sneezes all the time and gets sick more often?  Not me . . .

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  3. Franz Drumlin Member
    Franz Drumlin
    @FranzDrumlin

    Well, as they say: take what you want and pay for it.

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  4. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    It’s not manly to resist peer pressure.

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  5. Joseph Stocks Member
    Joseph Stocks
    @JosephStocks

    I know a number of vaccine hesitant folks and not one has said he’s not getting the vaccine because he’s tough or manly. 

    A farmer could really enjoy all this straw JPod has used to make this argument. 

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  6. La Tapada Member
    La Tapada
    @LaTapada

    I don’t get why John et al. are going on and on about the vaccine. Those of us who feel we need the protection have gotten it or are free to get it. Many people I know who are young and healthy feel that getting Covid is less of a risk than getting the vaccine. I’ve had my vaccine, so there’s very little risk of my getting Covid and if I do get it there is very little risk of me requiring hospitalization or dying. 

    It’s the American way to let people make their own decisions about their lives when the risk is so low.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    La Tapada (View Comment):
    Those of us who feel we need the protection have gotten it or are free to get it.

    I don’t think trhe numbers are going to change significantly.  I believe everyone who wants it has already gotten it, and those who don’t have made the firm decision not to.  From here on out, I worry the government and private sector will move from persuasion to constant nagging, then finally force . . .

    Update: I read a news article somewhere that said only 16% of the unvaccinated polled said they plan on getting the shot.

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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    La Tapada (View Comment):
    I don’t get why John et al. are going on and on about the vaccine. Those of us who feel we need the protection have gotten it or are free to get it.

    Stad (View Comment):
    I believe everyone who wants it has already gotten it, and those who don’t have made the firm decision not to. 

    Yep. These things. I don’t know anyone who desperately wants this vaccine and hasn’t been able to get it. That wasn’t true several months ago, but heck, they’re giving them away with Happy Meals these days.

    But I wonder when our pushy elites will figure out that “get the goddamn shot you sissy!” isn’t exactly good marketing.

    In fact, such methods as are being used and recommended (door to door, making it mandatory, continuing to use the universally-loathed “Doctor” Fauci as your pitchman, etc.) are only making me even more skeptical.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    But I wonder when our pushy elites will figure out that “get the goddamn shot you sissy!” isn’t exactly good marketing.

    In fact, such methods as are being used and recommended (door to door, making it mandatory, continuing to use the universally-loathed “Doctor” Fauci as your pitchman, etc.) are only making me even more skeptical.

    I’d love to see Dr. Fauci knock on a door, and a huge biker answers.  Think Dr. F will call that guy a sissy?

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Stad (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    But I wonder when our pushy elites will figure out that “get the goddamn shot you sissy!” isn’t exactly good marketing.

    In fact, such methods as are being used and recommended (door to door, making it mandatory, continuing to use the universally-loathed “Doctor” Fauci as your pitchman, etc.) are only making me even more skeptical.

    I’d love to see Dr. Fauci knock on a door, and a huge biker answers. Think Dr. F will call that guy a sissy?

    He might, because he’s always been protected by the media and his Democrat pals. He might be so out of touch he doesn’t even know how loathed he is.

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