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Went to freeperville to find their views on "Don't Look Up"...

Nothing. Nada. Zip.

I thought they'd be all over it.

Any of the RWNJ sources talking about it?

I've been reading DU posts about Harry Reid's letters to Comey...

... and posts asking why Garland hasn't acted bigtime.. and posts asking why indictments are not raining all over trump and his henchmen/women in Congress.

Why not accept the simple explanation: Fear?

The Powers That Be are afraid that if anything big happens...trump indictments or congressional member indictments, for example... it will start the shooting civil war that is on the near horizon.
The outcome is a foregone conclusion, of course, but the destabilization might kill the economy and send ripples all over the world.

OK... I'm screaming at the TeeVee..

David Muir of ABC is interviewing the President, and he's asking blame questions.
Not verbatim, but close... "Why didn't you see Omicron coming?"
Biden - to his credit - laughed and pointed out that NObody saw it coming, instead of saying something like... "It's a fucking virus, you moron! It wasn't HERE a couple of months ago because it didn't exist!"
WTAF????

Why was the candle factory in Mayfield KY...

..operating full blast - 110 people in the building - when all indications are that tornado warnings went out hours before?
Same with the Amazon warehouse.

Did those companies ignore the warnings and keep people in the buildings? The Teevee is saying that one super-tornado was on the ground for 200 miles. Were there any "take shelter" warnings?

NOT from a tornado area, so I don't know how people normally deal with tornado threats.

Oh... and Welcome to Climate Change.

Be careful out there! Or.... be very lucky out there.

Does this look like a disaster?
Nope...

"In what can only be described as a miracle, a driver is heading home with minor injuries after surviving a collision with a semi-truck near Mount Vernon, Washington.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant said the car – apparently this was once a Nissan Altima – was struck from behind by the truck, folded it in half, and then rolled on top of the car, crushing the vehicle, on the I-5., in Skagit County, WA."

https://driving.ca/auto-news/crashes/car-folded-in-half-in-crash-with-semi-driver-miraculously-sees-minor-injuries?fbclid=IwAR0gnRkgTHkb5p8Muu2jLbsPr2dTqV0qPP3TU3nIo8PzTPxtz9_hdW925lQ

"Dexter" fans will get it....

(Mods: I'm currently in FB prison for a week for getting snippy about the Rittenhouse verdict. If this violates DU "community standards", just let me know and I'll pull it. I don't want banned for having bad taste.)

A hypothetical question:

A black men - armed with an AR-15s - attends a MAGA rally, and is attacked. Could he open up and kill a few people in "self defense" and be found not guilty in a court?

Verrrry interesting.... vaccinated people die less of OTHER causes, too....

"CDC data show that people vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna covid-19 jabs are one-third as likely to die of other causes too."
"The CDC’s study started with the health records of more than 11million Americans. Researchers followed these people from December 2020 to July 2021, recording any deaths and their causes. During this period around 6million people in the cohort received jabs for covid-19. The researchers could then separate those who happened to die after having had their vaccinations from those who died unvaccinated."
"The report showed that, after removing any deaths associated with covid-19, and controlling for demographic factors such as age and sex, people who had been jabbed were far likelier to have survived."
"For the unvaccinated, the mortality rate was more than three times as high, at 1.11 per 100 person-years. The pattern held across all races and ethnicities."
"This is not the first time scientists have found that vaccines designed to prevent one disease would seem to protect against other causes of death. Even though seasonal influenza is only responsible for around 5% of winter mortality, several large-cohort studies have found that the mortality rate due to any cause is around 50% lower in people who have been vaccinated against flu."
"real-world data is never perfectly controlled. It seems all but certain that some still-invisible difference between people who get the vaccine and those who do not, rather than some unknown benefit of the jab, is to thank (or blame) for the vaccine’s correlative effects. Jabs are not immunizations against mortality.”



https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/10/27/people-with-covid-jabs-have-been-less-likely-to-die-of-other-causes?fbclid=IwAR38G7NenJGhrVS7kuDKluXE4OBS1c6H112oi7KgrwbKhxeerg5qqE11vRA

Is it OK to shamelessly plug a media source here on DU?

I'll try....
There is a very liberal - and very funny - monthly tabloid that more DUers should get.
"Funny Times"

Mailed by USPS, and for us ancient "dead trees" readers, it takes the place of the morning paper full of vapid local news and centrist/conservative opinion.
NOT available in digital form. Ya gotta actually hold the paper!
Witty cartoons... funny writing...News of the Weird... all from a liberal POV.
And antidote to the CNN/MSNBC/MSM drumbeat.

Small circulation, but it should be much bigger.

Check it out...
https://funnytimes.com/

Got my Moderna booster...

... at Safeway today.
A fucking grocery store. Oh, they had qualified people and all, and I AM grateful, but it made me think about a magical world where we had a national health service like the rest of the civilized world, and we got our shots with no muss, no fuss, and from a large number of locations. All without involving grocery stores and drug stores. A magical world where anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, and other assorted whackjobs were relegated to the fringe of society, and ostracized for their bone-headedness.

A guy can dream...
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