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Mike Lester for June 05, 2021

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    Um. What? Winners and losers? Bear in mind that we’re aiming at the folks who are innumerate, so they don’t grok that the odds on dying of a bad reaction when getting the jab(s) are WAY less than the odds of dying of Covid if you don’t. So whatever works. If we spend $million on PSAs and convince another 50K people to get jabbed is that any better than spending $half-million on lottery tickets and $half-million advertising THAT and convincing another 50K people to get jabbed?

    Note that the “India” variant is now showing up across the US and it’s dozens to hundreds of times more infectious than the original strain.

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    PraiseofFolly  6 months ago

    Taking into account one’s political affiliation, another prize offered could be the opportunity to throw a baseball at your least favorite elected politician, perched above a dunk tank.

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    bkincaid  6 months ago

    Meanwhile, Lester presents “Politicizing Healthcare by Dummies.”

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    baroden  6 months ago

    This is so stupid, I’m speechless.

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Can’t fix stupid! The lottery was created for all the dumbasses who refuse to get vaccinated. BUT YET! they’ll do it for money! So there goes their “anti-Vac” stand, down the drain! They’re more worried about their rights being trampled on, than the safety of their loved ones….

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    mlester101 creator 6 months ago

    Why some taxpayers aren’t able to grasp the concept they are being bribed w/ their own money is a head scratcher…

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 6 months ago

    Still a bargain when you factor in the cost of keeping the anti vaxxers alive.

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    Pat Towey  6 months ago

    It’s pretty sad when the cartoonist has to post a comment explaining his cartoon.

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    admiree2  6 months ago

    If the right wingnuts had not fought the vax so much, then the taxpayers would not have to bribe the ignorant in the effort to protect their tax paying selves and those near and dear to them.

    Let’s thank the Lester Tribe for us having to resort to wasting tax dollars. Then again perhaps the new millionaires will let it trickle down which is a renewal of voodoo economics.

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 6 months ago

    The economy depends upon defeating covid…think of it as taking .0001 from the top .01% that would have a heck of a lot more effective

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    XtopherSD  6 months ago

    Isn’t it just math? Taxpayers more or less foot the bill for lockdowns, closed businesses, health care for the uninsured, economic negatives of a pandemic, etc. If the cost of some prize money gets you a sufficient increase in vaccination rates to offset those other costs, it’s a win.

    It’s a whole other conversation about how people got so misinformed as to think it’s a bad idea to get vaccinated cough Conservative movement cough.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 6 months ago

    Why some so-called “conservative” cartoonists aren’t able to grasp the concept that a population immunized against a mutating pandemic, thus pro-actively mitigating its collateral devastating human and financial costs… well, it’s a head-scratcher.

    Oh wait. That’s right. As a Ferengi / Republican, money is more important than lives.

    A million spent each week, vs. the possibility that billions will be spent in direct and opportunity-costs if there is another, preventable surge – not to mention the human deaths, strain on the health system, and the cost of permanent disabilities. Hmmm…

    decisions, decisions…

    And you’d probably be the first in line to blame the elected officials who “failed” to get their population immunized.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 6 months ago

    A year ago, in the middle of the pandemic, you were bitching and whining, non-stop, about Black Lives Matter and how the “rioters” were burning down the cities and defunding the police, while ignoring the bodies being piled up from COVID.

    So now, you’re bitching and whining about the extraordinary efforts to get people vaccinated so they don’t re-infect the population and we have to go through that lockdown misery… AGAIN

    Maybe you don’t go to the dentist, get your car maintained, or go to the doctor because it’s “too expensive”? How very penurious of you.

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    dnie  6 months ago

    Just like getting your Tax “refund”…….from yourself.

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    bugabaman  6 months ago

    Keeps the press away from Kamel-la for a bit. Look! a Kamel…!

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    Frankfreak  6 months ago

    Lester knows this is the only way to get trumpers to take the vaccine. And of course, they are dummies for following #45.

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    Fflashbang  6 months ago

    Is it socialism or capitalism, that’s the head scratcher?

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    OggiGonzalez  6 months ago

    The left keeps repeating the lie that President Trump is against the experimental and unapproved by FDA Wuhan flu vaccine. They are either lying as usual or utterly ignorant of the fact that a few months ago President Trump advised ALL Americans to get the vaccine when it became available. We conservatives, unlike the sheeple on the left, don’t follow blindingly any advice from anybody including President Trump, but take the time to weigh the positives and the negatives. After reading in late 2020 up to the present the dangers and the possible side effects of the vaccine, many of us are not willing to be lab rats and will wait until it is approved by FDA. Several noted liberals who advised on Twitter against taking the vaccine are suddenly cancelled by their own by removing those tweets.

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    spectru Premium Member 6 months ago

    Gee, if only Sally Smith didn’t need a money incentive to get a vaccine, then we’d all all be better off.

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    OggiGonzalez  6 months ago

    C19 vaccine: Apples

    1/6/21: Oranges

    Deflection from cartoon subject.

    Stage 5 TDS.

    See a specialist before it’s too late.

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    Addled Brain  6 months ago

    Finally, Mike, something I can agree with you about . . . :)

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    donut reply  6 months ago

    Tried to register online for the Ohio Vax-a-Million. Go-Daddy said the URL I was given was available. Tried a different search engine, same answer. This was after seeing a news story about people having difficulty registering. I don’t care I never win anyway.

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