Matt Davies for January 27, 2022

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    OldCoal  5 months ago

    Predicting the 2022 elections is impossible. Anyone claiming they “know” what will happen, especially at this point in time is being ridiculous.

    That chasm in the toon between the right/left exemplars, it’s there for EVERYTHING now.

    How many on the right are willing to die to “pwn the libs”? I don’t know, but it’s not a small number. Since the vaccines have been widely available, the bulk of the deaths have been anti vax – aka “pulled the lever for The Rump”.

    Inflation is a big minus for Democrats, but nation wide polls tell us diddly about sentiment in individual congressional districts, or states with Senators up for election, for that matter.

    Voter turnout is a HUGE question mark. The most reliable single indicator of voting in the next election is voting in the last two elections. MANY people that voted in the last midterm also voted in 2020. Both were won by Democrats.

    Wages, especially bottom end wages are up. Big plus for Democrats.

    COVID was not beaten down rapidly. Big minus for Democrats.

    Single party voting is by far the most common sort of voting now. Split tickets are rare.

    If you think any of the above paints a clear picture of the midterms, you’re a pundit. And pundits just get paid to write about SOMETHING every day. So they write or they don’t get paid.

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    willie_mctell  5 months ago

    Michael Gerson calls it “necromania.”

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    A# 466  5 months ago

    Ideological distancing.

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    OldCoal  5 months ago

    Sarah Palin, the queen of the “no vax” goofs, is now down with COVID.

    Ah, the schadenfreude.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Omicron subvariant appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Wednesday in a national address.

    “There is no evidence that the BA.2 variant causes more disease, but it must be more contagious,” Heunicke told a news conference.

    The BA.1 lineage currently accounts for 98% of all cases globally but in Denmark has been pushed aside by BA.2, which became the dominant strain in the second week of January.

    https://www.rawstory.com/omicron-subvariant-appears-more-contagious-but-not-more-severe-denmark-says/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Sarah Palin sighting prompts NYC to issue a health warning

    Sarah Palin was spotted dining out again at a New York City restaurant, prompting officials there to issue a health warning.

    The former half-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate tested positive for COVID-19 while in town for her defamation suit against the New York Times, and city officials expressed concern after Palin was twice spotted dining at Elio’s restaurant — including once after her diagnosis, reported Gothamist.

    “Any New Yorker who came into contact with Ms. Palin [is encouraged] to get tested, just as we encourage all New Yorkers to get tested regularly, especially those who believe they may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19,” said City Hall spokesperson Jonah Allon in a statement.

    The trial was delayed Monday after Palin tested positive for the virus, and the judge noted that the outspoken vaccine opponent had not been inoculated, although she dined outdoors at Campagnola on Tuesday and returned Wednesday to Elio’s, where she also ate outside.

    https://www.rawstory.com/sarah-palin-2656491299/

    Right wing disease spreaders just don’t care at all about anyone else.

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    wellis1947 Premium Member 5 months ago

    I guess I’m just an “old fart”, but I don’t remember any deep philosophical discussions on “vaxxing” before I got my small pox vaccination, and it wasn’t there when I got my polio shot, either.

    Nor was any great discussion allowed as I was being processed through the line as I was entering the military (one step ahead of the draft!) I wasn’t told what all those shots were about – I was just told to shut up and keep the line moving!

    I’m “amused” by all the angst exhibited by all the anti-vaxxers. who worry about their “rights” being abrogated.

    What about the rights of the rest of us to NOT be infected by your overweening stupidity?

    I was recently assured by some moron that the “government” was injecting tracking devices along with the vaccines and also that a year or two further along some type of horrible “disease” would rise up because of my vaccination and kill me!

    The "government doesn’t have the technology to develop any disease with a dormancy of years before striking, and the idea of an internal “tracking device” is ludicrous given the ubiquity of “smart” ’phones which includes a "tracking device built-into their mechanisms.

    And a final thought – how in the world do these idiots justify the fact that they’re EVEN IMPORTANT ENOUGH for the government to even care to try to track them in the first place? I know I’m not – but then I’m not suffering from a bad case of paranoia, either.

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    nyg16  5 months ago

    how can this happen were a political party can promote the death of its followers? to those misguided GQP supports I say “thought and prayers yall”

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    Interesting to note that among 65+ year olds, the most vulnerable segment of the population at risk for COVID, the rate of vaccination among Democrats is 95% while it’s 79% among Republicans. That translates to millions of unvaccinated older Republicans. Coincidentally, that’s also the primary target population of FOX “News”, the primary Republican propaganda media source, so they are hurting their own viewers.

    Doesn’t matter, I guess, since they’re “Taking one for the team.”

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    EdmundBabe  5 months ago

    That’s not how nonsense is spelt

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    “Hi, I’m your MAGA brain! Do you hate this liberal song? Yes? Well, I don’t care because I’ve memorized it and we’ll be singing it together all day long!”

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 5 months ago

    Actually anti-maskers love to walk right up to you to put their no-mask right in your face

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 5 months ago

    All No Vaxxers please take one step forward.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 5 months ago

    Hey, patrickmurphy/loonsymbolname, which one of you is actually this guy: “Christopher Key, urine drinking Alabama anti-vaxxer, says he doesn’t need driver’s license: ‘I am a free man’?”

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