Wednesday Reads: Pam Demic

Good morning or afternoon, I forgot today was Wednesday. It seems like the days pass by much faster now that there isn’t a major catastrophe every few hours.

I’m still unable to comprehend the psychology behind the GOP’s actions regarding tRump. Is it Stockholm Syndrome*?

*By the way, I wrote this before I saw this tweet:

And from a Canadian cartoonist:

So… here are some news tweets for today.

Also in GA:

If only tRump’s political future was as demolished as his casino…

This is an open thread.

8 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Pam Demic”

  1. Enheduanna says:

    Hope everyone is safe and warm…we just warmed up to 36 here in ATL.

    Thanks for the info on Georgia elections shenanigans JJ. I will be so pissed if they take away my right to use mail-in ballots. I just earned that privilege last year when I turned 65. I’m guessing a whole lot of seniors will not be happy.

  2. Enheduanna says:

    MSNBC reporting Rush Limbaugh is dead.

  3. NW Luna says:

    On social media, vaccine misinformation [lies] mixes with extreme faith

    In an insular world on the social media app TikTok, young Christians act out biblically inspired scenes in which they are forced to take a vaccine for the coronavirus, only to end up splattered in fake blood and on the brink of death.

    The melodramatic videos are an attempt to represent how the introduction of coronavirus vaccines could herald the biblical End Time. Along with hundreds of thousands of other vaccine-questioning posts by social media users all over the world, they’re demonstrating the ways in which health misinformation is targeting Christians, some reaching sizable audiences.

    Some churches and Christian ministries with large online followings — as well as Christian influencers on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube — are making false claims that vaccines contain fetal tissue or microchips, or are construing associations between vaccine ingredients and the devil. Others talk about how coronavirus vaccines and masks contain or herald the “mark of the beast,” a reference to an apocalyptic passage from the Book of Revelation that suggests that the Antichrist will test Christians by asking them to put a mark on their bodies.

    White evangelicals, along with Black Americans of different faiths, are some of the groups with the highest levels of vaccine skepticism in the United States. Just under a third of U.S. adults say they will probably or definitely not get the vaccine, compared to 44 percent of those who identify as White evangelicals, according to a January Washington Post-ABC News poll. Other polls have found higher levels of vaccine skepticism among White evangelicals.

    • quixote says:

      I know this is horrible, but, well, it’s me now: I wouldn’t do a thing to stop the Xtianist antivaxxers. Vaccinate everyone else, let the gumballs get spattered with fake blood and real virus. It’s called selective pressure. (Meaning evolution pressses them out of existence.)

      The only problem with my scenario is that I’m pretty sure stupidity is not heritable any more than intelligence is.

      So it wouldn’t work. But I’m so furious at them for the bullshit they spread, I actually smile thinking about them walking into their own self-made end times.

  4. NW Luna says: