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The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#1  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 20, 2021 4:47 pm

In response to this article in my local newspaper: (https://www.chronline.com/stories/sad-p ... day,275542?), I wrote a letter I intended to send to the editor.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Letter to the editor
It seems our republican politicians have forgotten what it means to be American and self reliant. These politicians, like Abbarno, Braun, Walsh, and others, love to tell you all that something in our constitution guarantees the vaccine incredulous a government job.

Show us those Constitutional articles, Republicans. We will read it ourselves. Abbarno is a lawyer. He knows perfectly well nothing in our constitution guarantees anyone a government job. Abbarno is lying to our faces when he makes this claim, and he knows it.

The public decides the conditions of employment for our public servants. One of those conditions is to be vaccinated. But here, we have our local Republicans looking cute, frothing at the mouth about "unconstitutional" vaccine mandates.

Where are you talking heads when the actual guardians of our Constitution, the men and women of our military, join up and get processed through training? Roll up those sleeves, because every one of those servicemen and women will be ordered to take the vaccines. Ordered. With real legal consequence to disobeying. As it has been for decades. They don't get to simply quit and go home. You Republicans don't mind that though, do you?

The news today is some 74 sworn Washington State Patrol (WSP) officers quit instead of protecting the public they swore to protect. The above mentioned politicians think those 74 are somehow champions of our constitution now. There's a name for how they really behaved. That name is "entitled". These people (and some others in public service) actually think the State somehow owes them their jobs, as if there aren't thousands and thousands of others who will gladly do them. Others who understand what public service is. You self-appointed constitutional "heroes" don't get it, do you?

What do you need done, WSP? Do you need someone to stand a watch? When and where? You know how to find me.

Myname Here, SMSgt, USAF (ret)

A post script for the comments that will follow: We all know what happens when anti-vaccine science deniers catch this thing, don't we? You show up at our hospitals, gasping for breath, looking for some of that science to solve your problem. Where's the courage of your convictions to ride it out at home when the chips are down? There's a phrase to describe that, too: Full of something. Rhymes with "spit". Full of spit? No. Full of slit? No. Full of something. Happy to live with your decision, but not die from it. That should tell you your decision is faulty.

Another post script to address the $12.4M WSP reports it will cost to replace those who abandoned their posts: WSP, get a grip on your officer misconduct, and you can use those millions that you are spending settling lawsuits to hire replacements instead. You get vaccinated recruits, citizens get to enjoy the constitutional rights your officers take from us, as well as enjoying not footing the bill for your officer misconduct. Everyone's a winner!


But, I didn't send it. It would be physically dangerous for me to do so. My small business would probably lose half my clients.

This is what it is to live in this shithole. You can't imagine how draining it is to have to live amongst these people. Stupid, every fucking day.
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#2  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 20, 2021 4:51 pm

In my first post, I omitted the suggestion to browse the opinions page on that paper's web site. The comments are typical of what is accepted truth around here.

Reading them will suck your will to live. Be warned.
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Re: The state of things in Dumbfuckistan

#3  Postby Tortured_Genius » Oct 20, 2021 5:52 pm

The_Metatron wrote:In my first post, I omitted the suggestion to browse the opinions page on that paper's web site. The comments are typical of what is accepted truth around here.

Reading them will suck your will to live. Be warned.


Actually the good news is that the first 2 letters I read from that page were urging people to get the vaccine.

The bad news is that they were just urging people over what is a clear, present and deadly public health issue that has been politically weaponised by Republican politicians in the name of what I'm now thinking of as "freedumb" - the insistence on the ability to be a fucking idiot regardless of it's effect on society as a whole.

The thing that strikes me between the eyes, and no one seems to question, is the monumental inconsistency of those extolling the virtues of freedumb. The people extolling the virtues of "free choice" seem to be awfully selective about how it's applied. Are these the sorts of people who would enthusiastically support unrestricted drug use, the legalisation of prostitution or any of the myriad of victimless crimes that an eyewatering number of US citizens are incarcerated for?

Are these people also campaigning for the release of whores and dope dealers?

Somehow, I think not.
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#4  Postby Alan C » Oct 20, 2021 9:18 pm

Claiming freedom to not get vaccinated is shitting on the freedom of those with actual functional brains to not die from fucking appendicitis or heart problems because their hospitals are full of said unvaccinated fuckwits.

Yes, I also call it freedumb. It's enough to make you weep for the species longterm.
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#5  Postby The_Piper » Oct 21, 2021 3:52 am

Allow me a few retorts in this "safe space" :mrgreen:
The 20th Legislative District lawmaker said it was disappointing to see the workers choose between “abandoning their deeply-held beliefs or jeopardizing their family’s livelihoods.”
Now they can eagerly await instructions on what their next set of deeply held beliefs are, from the fetid corpse of Rush Limbaugh. :shifty: :shifty:
“Once again, I call on Gov. Inslee to abandon these extreme measures and join us to implement reasonable solutions.
Let me get this straight. Ahh, never mind. Ok, join us? to implement reasonable solutions? How about wear masks in public and maintain at least 6 feet of distance whenever possible? That sounds reasonable. Oh, it's not? Cause they don't care to be reasonable. They try really hard not to be.
“A free people should be able to decide for themselves what chemicals they put into their bodies, without fear of losing their careers and livelihoods,”
:point: This "chemicals" shit again. Everything is chemicals... I shouldn't have to be forced to breathe your body's diseased respiratory tract chemicals at work because you're too childish to wear a goddamn tissue on your face to protect your fellow co-workers. Get fucked. Not in the good way, the bad way. :naughty2:

They feebly tried this in Maine too. I heard on the radio that the radically partisan supreme court struck down their attempt to have the vax measures overturned today.
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#6  Postby Alan C » Oct 21, 2021 8:36 pm

The_Piper wrote:
“A free people should be able to decide for themselves what chemicals they put into their bodies, without fear of losing their careers and livelihoods,”
:point: This "chemicals" shit again. Everything is chemicals... I shouldn't have to be forced to breathe your body's diseased respiratory tract chemicals at work because you're too childish to wear a goddamn tissue on your face to protect your fellow co-workers. Get fucked. Not in the good way, the bad way. :naughty2:



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#7  Postby chairman bill » Oct 22, 2021 8:53 am

This whole 'Freedom' thing in the US seems to be about an individual's freedom to do what the fuck they want, without concerning themselves about the right of others to be free of their inconsiderate shit. Freedom/Liberty, without concern for the freedom and rights of others, is privilege/entitlement. Well, fuck privilege.
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#8  Postby Tortured_Genius » Oct 22, 2021 9:36 am

This one could go in so many other threads but intersects here I think:

Crime-hit Chicago grapples with police vaccine revolt(BBC)

Union boss urges Chicago Police not to comply with city vaccine mandate - apparently as some sort of protest against the mayor.

Up to 33% of Chicago police are refusing to comply with the mandate.

COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death amongst serving US police officers.

Even allowing for some slightly dodgy reporting on the numbers getting vaccinated etc, the out and out weirdness of police self-harming in some sort of vague protest I'm finding difficult to process.

Just when I think that the stories coming out of the USA couldn't get any more insane, they get more insane. Individuals doing weird shit I can understand and cope with - but a third of a major city's police force?
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#9  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 22, 2021 3:38 pm

Crime will go down. This has happened before, I think. Police strikes, whatnot. The threat is empty.

Those pigs who make the threat should be removed. Happily, many will see themselves out.

Fuck 'em.
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#10  Postby Macdoc » Oct 22, 2021 3:45 pm

The Supreme Court didn’t take the idea that vaccines were "a barbarous ceremonial of blood-poisoning” and cow worship very seriously. In a 7-2 ruling, they found that the government did have the right to impose mandatory vaccines, because “real liberty for all could not exist” if individuals used their liberty to injure others.


That was 1899 !!

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#11  Postby Calilasseia » Dec 04, 2021 9:26 pm

We should tell the "freedumb" wankers straight - the Constitution does NOT bestow upon you the fictitious "right" to be a selfish Typhoid Mary.
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#12  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 05, 2021 1:29 am

Still, my family and I remain. Living amongst the bluntskulls.

Motherfuckers are arming their spawn with semiautomatic magazine fed war pistols and throwing the fuckin' dice. Didn't work so well in Michigan, I think it was this week.

These people imagine they alone possess insane skill with weapons. Soon, people will start combat with each other with their guns. The courts approve of this behavior in Wisconsin.

That's what life is worth in fucking Kenosha. I was safer, by far, on the streets of Dhahrahn, Saudi Arabia.

Fucking cowards and their guns.
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#13  Postby The_Piper » Dec 05, 2021 2:19 am

Maybe this belongs in the psychoticistan thread, forgive me. :crazy: :shock:


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#14  Postby The_Piper » Dec 05, 2021 2:24 am

The_Metatron wrote:Still, my family and I remain. Living amongst the bluntskulls.

Motherfuckers are arming their spawn with semiautomatic magazine fed war pistols and throwing the fuckin' dice. Didn't work so well in Michigan, I think it was this week.

These people imagine they alone possess insane skill with weapons. Soon, people will start combat with each other with their guns. The courts approve of this behavior in Wisconsin.

That's what life is worth in fucking Kenosha. I was safer, by far, on the streets of Dhahrahn, Saudi Arabia.

Fucking cowards and their guns.
The dumbfuck parents in Michigan have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, thankfully. The facts and timeline easily justifies such serious charges. They didn't just roll the dice, they tipped the scale in favor of the kid getting to carry out his fantasy. He literally wrote help me on a gory drawing that morning, and they didn't help him, they insisted he stay in school. If you look into the details of that and of their arrest, they're clearly not the sharpest tools in the shed.
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#15  Postby chango369 » Dec 05, 2021 3:44 pm

USA's homegrown Sturmabteilung.

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#16  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 06, 2021 1:29 am

My dad's uncle Matt gave me a .22 cal single shot rifle when I was six or seven years old. It was mine, but I knew I wasn't to touch it. Unambiguous certainty about that.

For many people, such discipline is adequate. For many others, it is certainly not.

We knew our guns were tools, and we did not violate that. Ever. But, later, my little brother blew a hole in his head with one, a week short of his 30th birthday.

They cost more than their worth. Usually, it costs kids' lives. Just today for example, a one year old kid was shot to death not far from me. Boy, oh boy, if it's one thing I know about these 'mericans, they are stupid. There are not yet enough dead kids for people here to make the connection.

Dumbfuckistan indeed.
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#17  Postby Tortured_Genius » Dec 06, 2021 10:22 am

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#18  Postby The_Piper » Dec 06, 2021 6:30 pm

Massie is an MIT graduate who is only acting dumb to appease the lowest common denominator in his voting pool. That makes him not dumb, but "evil." That's much worse. I loathe that guy.
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