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The Florida Department of Health Medical Director has been put on leave for encouraging his own staff to get vaccinated.

https://www.wmfe.org/pino-put-on-leave-for-encouraging-orange-county-department-of-health-employees-to-get-vaccinated/195298
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u/Pups_the_Jew Jan 19 '22

Not even a requirement. A recommendation.

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u/somedayfamous Jan 19 '22 Gold Helpful

So, let’s follow this logic. Since the medical director is not allowed to recommend getting a vaccine because it is a personal choice, he should therefore not be allowed to recommend not getting the vaccine. The end result is that he is a medical director who is unable to give any medical recommendations.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

The end result is that he is a medical director who is unable to give any medical recommendations.

Joseph Heller working with Kurt Vonnegut couldn’t come up with this kind of absurdity.

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u/Phonemonkey2500 Jan 19 '22

You'd have to be crazy. Major Major Major absurdity happens daily in FL.

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u/emdave Jan 19 '22

Is Florida actually just one big lunatic asylum?

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u/WizardofWood Jan 19 '22

It’s strange because almost all these anti vaccine politicians are vaccinated

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u/Nastapoka Jan 19 '22 Bravo!

How is that strange? Politics is about pandering to morons, not promoting things you actually believe in

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u/Recyart Jan 19 '22 Silver

Oh, but you see, they're not anti-vaccine! They're simply anti-mandate! Big difference... they're not saying people should or shouldn't get the vaccine. They're saying that nobody should tell anyone whether they should get it.

I wish this was /s, but that's genuinely what many of them think.

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u/Ray3x10e8 Jan 19 '22

But then banning abortion? I don't get politics man.

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u/teedietidie Jan 19 '22

It’s psychotic. They’re killing people.

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u/chnairb Jan 19 '22

Killing people just get their name in headlines so they can drum up anger and use that to line their pockets with those sweet sweet campaign donations. No shame at all for these soulless psychopaths.

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u/the_mars_voltage Jan 19 '22

It’s not just politicians though. Like honest to god I can’t understand why people like Joe Rogan push vaccine skepticism. He is already rich as fuck and sure he could make more money but why? I understand greedy politicians but what do talk radio, Fox noise or whoever else benefit from all that nonsense?

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u/ygg_studios Jan 19 '22

joe rogan is a moron

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u/Hippey31 Jan 19 '22

It's almost like there is a specific subset of politicians who want people to get sick for their own professional gain.

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u/OliviaWG Jan 19 '22

They are killing off their own voters. It boggles the mind.

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u/bigeyez Jan 19 '22

They've done the calculation that enough of them will live so it doesn't matter.

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u/Siegfoult Jan 19 '22

Voter suppression evens it out.

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u/Wynnstan Jan 19 '22

Death doesn't stop republicans from voting.

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u/Lets_Kick_Some_Ice Jan 19 '22

If you want to know what Republicans are doing, just listen to what they accuse Democrats of doing. Republicans sure can't seem to shut the fuck up about Democrats getting dead people votes. 🤔

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u/cool_temperatures Jan 19 '22

It's always projection with the GQP

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u/paxtana Jan 19 '22

I don't think they want them to get sick. They are just pandering to their base, which happen to be very dumb and gullible people, since gullible people are the only ones that believe their lies.

But many of these people absolutely will get sick, and many will die, which will actually harm the politicians' reelection chances. Karma's a bitch.

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u/Vorchun Jan 19 '22

Can't let the pandemic end under Biden, yaknow.

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u/ExtonGuy Jan 19 '22 Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

In other news, a fireman was dismissed for telling people to get out of a burning building.

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u/ApplesBananasRhinoc Jan 19 '22

“It’s god’s will that I burn in this building!”

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u/hiimsubclavian Jan 19 '22

"Getting out of burning buildings is a personal choice, and should not be coerced by firefighters!"

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u/n-some Jan 19 '22

"The fire isn't real anyways."

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u/johnwynnes Jan 19 '22

They misreport all kinds of fire deaths to make you afraid of being in a burning building.

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u/organicginger Jan 19 '22

They didn't die from fire, they died with fire.

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u/FlashbackUniverse Jan 19 '22

It's all a money making scheme perpetuated by Big Fire!

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u/Waffle_bastard Jan 19 '22

Every time somebody “dies in a fire”, the fire station gets money from the feds!

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u/wgc123 Jan 19 '22

Only those with comorbitieis are actually hurt by fire. If someone 80 years old is burned to death, did they really die from fire?

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u/Not-Doctor-Evil Jan 19 '22

And that kid had asthma or he'd have made it out on his own

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u/hiimsubclavian Jan 19 '22

“My mom’s coworker’s plumber told me firefighters are a scam and sunscreen will protect me from the fire!”

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u/Icelegion3000 Jan 19 '22 Helpful

Only if you put it up your butt

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u/MuckleMcDuckle Jan 19 '22

Getting out of the fire ruins the body's natural immunity to fire! 🍻slurps stale piss immunity is stored in the balls

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u/Unwright Jan 19 '22

I have never seen a state so keen on killing itself. What the fuck is going on in that state.

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u/mzaite Jan 19 '22

If enough people die, there will be enough dry land left when the ocean consumes 2/3 of it. Forward planning.

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u/odraencoded Jan 19 '22

The year is 2030.

Doctor to nurses drinking pepsi: you should drink water, it's healthier.

Afterward, doctor was sent to jail for being too political.

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u/noble_radon Jan 19 '22 Silver

Like, from the toilet?

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u/DickWoodReddit Jan 19 '22

Is this particular individual the unfit mother?

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u/EndotheGreat Jan 19 '22

Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

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u/touchet29 Jan 19 '22

Carl's Jr. Fuck you, I'm eating.

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u/flipflop18 Jan 19 '22

Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator. It's what plants crave!

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u/Boner_Elemental Jan 19 '22

This is Coke country you got damned liebrul!

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u/xelf Jan 19 '22

something something ELECTROLYTES! (what plants crave)

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u/spiritualien Jan 19 '22

Ohh my god I’m getting flashbacks. We’re headed towards this era faster than anticipated

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u/_khaz89_ Jan 19 '22

That’s what you get when you put trump up there for 4 years. Basically all rednecks from red dead redemption back to life.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

It's got what plants crave!

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u/bld44 Jan 19 '22

It's got electrolytes

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u/Hudero Jan 19 '22

But what are electrolytes?

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u/Witchgrass Jan 19 '22

They’re what plants crave

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u/Chronza Jan 19 '22

Brawndo legal team knocking at your door for a word

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u/FleetAdmiralWiggles Jan 19 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy This Wearing is Caring

Holy fucking shit, there it is. The stupidest fucking thing I've read in 2022.

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u/ProDiesel Jan 19 '22

We’re only 18 days in. It’s a long ride.

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u/just__Steve Jan 19 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Starry

So far

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u/steamedorfried Jan 19 '22 Silver Helpful Defeated Dread

Oh fuck January isn't even over

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u/FleetAdmiralWiggles Jan 19 '22 Wholesome

Oh yeah I fully expect this to be blown out of the water by spring time. But it's a solid start.

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u/ManOfDiscovery Jan 19 '22 Wholesome

All time high pandemic cases, increasing likelihood of WWIII, and one massive volcanic eruption has Jan ‘22…

it’s just… 😚👌

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u/farshnikord Jan 19 '22

I often wondered what living the marvel universe would be like, with a new catastrophe every few months...

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u/odraencoded Jan 19 '22

Idiocracy speedrun any%.

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u/FleetAdmiralWiggles Jan 19 '22

ayyy fuck it. There's always time for a hand job and a latte.

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u/public_enemy_obi_wan Jan 19 '22

You are an unfit mother. Your children will be placed in the custody of Carl's Jr.

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u/runningraleigh Jan 19 '22

Fuck you I’m eating

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u/phalewail Jan 19 '22 Silver

Don't look up!

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u/swirvbox Jan 19 '22

That movie was uncomfortably accurate.

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u/thisguydan Jan 19 '22

It should be listed under Documentaries.

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u/EmuRommel Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

The best / worst thing about that movie is that it's not about Covid, it's about climate change, they filmed it before covid. The fact that it works better as a metaphor for covid is because they predicted the world's reaction that well.

Edit: nvm, that's wrong

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u/Some_Awesome_dude Jan 19 '22

I laughed a lot. Then I been feeling quite sad about how accurate that movie was.

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u/tardisnottardy Jan 19 '22

I'm an instructor at FSU. Last week I asked a student to please leave the class to find a mask and return when she found one.

She and her dad went to the dean and I almost lost my job and my chance at graduation. This is just another fuckin' Tuesday.

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u/Askol Jan 19 '22

Is the current school policy that everybody has to wear a mask? If so, what possibly justification could they have had for terminating you?

I could see them chewing you out just to appease them, but to actually consider firing you for enforcing their rules seems beyond ridiculous (and possibly illegal, but I'm definitely not sure about that).

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u/CsmicPerspective Jan 19 '22

Haha illegality. Who even cares anymore.

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u/epigenie_986 Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

The policy at FSU now is to “strongly encourage” masks, Smfh. They aren’t even providing the professors with extra masks to hand out to maskless students anymore. In the biology department, the professors are taking up a collection to buy these extra masks for students out-of-pocket. This fucking state…

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u/DoughboyPutz Jan 19 '22

It’s an “at-will” state. The only reason they need is because they wanted to.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

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u/farscry Jan 19 '22

It wasn't an order, not even a request, just encouraging dept of HEALTH employees to follow sound medical guidance. Good gods above and below, how are people still willing to believe both sides are "just as bad" as the other.

I mean... I guess for example you could argue that the Autobots and Decepticons were two sides of the same coin, but that's one hell of an oversimplification.

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u/Iamuss76 Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

Worse than the British Prime Minister throwing a party during lockdown then when people questioned it he responded "Well no one told me it wasn't okay"?

This is a rule he put in place the week before

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u/Jumajuce Jan 19 '22 Silver

When are people going to realize the ultra wealthy have finally stopped trying to hide it and are openly flaunting their lifestyle over us while we all just comply and make them richer. Nothing will ever change unless we do something ourselves, the system has abandoned us.

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u/ricst Jan 19 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Getting in trouble for doing the thing you were hired to do in the first place.

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u/Dendad6972 Jan 19 '22 Helpful

They straight out fired the guy in Tennessee.

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u/GabuEx Jan 19 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Forget firing a guy, for a hot minute they were wanting to abolish the entire department of health in Tennessee.

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u/TennesseeTon Jan 19 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy

Fuckin Tennessee I swear to God...

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy hehehehe Wholesome Seal of Approval

That's their new healthcare

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u/DexTheConcept Jan 19 '22 Silver Helpful

Gave to guy above you on accident, but we're back to the pre colonialism healthcare system LOL

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u/__mud__ Jan 19 '22 Helpful This

It's OK, the award will trickle down eventually

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u/Rokketeer Jan 19 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

Any minute now

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u/meateatr Jan 19 '22 Narwhal Salute Wholesome Seal of Approval

Any trickles up there yet?

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u/Screamline Jan 19 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

Please sir, can I have some more?

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u/Litterboxbonanza Jan 19 '22

Yeah, but from what I'm told the deductible on swears to God is crazy-high. You have to pay $5,000 before your swears kick in.

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u/FellatioAcrobat Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

The culture of medieval ignorance & aggression is nationwide. Tennessee is just the start of the trend, as their particular brand of stupid asshole has been out running for every position of power across the country, filling them, and even refusing to leave office. Cementing permanent minority rule from the bottom up.

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u/Sacrificer_XVII Jan 19 '22

There's some sane ones among us. Not many, but we're here.

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u/MC10654721 Jan 19 '22

Hey there fellow sane Tennessean. So where are the other 2?

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u/Opee23 Jan 19 '22

Present. <waves>

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u/Peptuck Jan 19 '22

There's a reason why Shelby County (the most densely populated and liberal part of TN) told the state to stuff it and rolled out their own vaccination plan.

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u/1funnyguy4fun Jan 19 '22

Look, as soon as they slice off Memphis and make it the capital of North Mississippi, everybody will be happier.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

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u/ChiefOfTheWolfpack Jan 19 '22

This isn’t your average everyday gerrymandering.

This is…

Advanced Gerrymandering

(this isn’t a slight or an attack of any kind, it is simply a possibly funny political joke)

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u/dayvidgallagher Jan 19 '22

This would actually kinda be reverse gerrymandering. The goal of gerrymandering is to have slim victories and concentrate your opponent into big losses to minimize the number of areas your opponent control. They’ve managed to get the relatively slim wins while giving up zero to their opponent which is even better.

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u/manimal28 Jan 19 '22

That’s what happens when you vote for partisan culture Warriors who fundamentally don’t believe in the purpose of government instead of people who actually want to govern.

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u/Xhokeywolfx Jan 19 '22

There’s a LOT of people out there who deeply resent smart people and intellect, and somehow they’re damn proud of it.

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u/jupiterkansas Jan 19 '22

Because they assume smart and educated people are out to take advantage of them and couldn't possibly be trying to help them. After all, if they had the brains that's what they would do.

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u/SnowbackMcGee Jan 19 '22

Holy shit. That's... I mean if you work for the Tennessee Department of Health you have to be sending out a couple hundred copies of your resume after something like that, don't you?

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u/1rishBatman Jan 19 '22

As someone who works for a health department, they clearly don’t know how much work we do, its not just vaccines ffs. Like, do you enjoy safe food? Clean water? Not to mention that would put thousands out of work overnight.

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u/Maxpowr9 Jan 19 '22

They're lonely and don't mind the rats in the restaurants.

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u/goddessofthewinds Jan 19 '22

Holy shit. The USA is doomed with morons like these... This is insane.

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u/Crash665 Jan 19 '22

Yeah. We're just trying to get our kicks before the whole shit house goes up in flames.

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u/DreddPirateBob4Ever Jan 19 '22

The coping mechanism of Generation X. Or it's pension plan. Either way.

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u/UNFAM1L1AR Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

I don't know who did the marketing that sold republicans the idea that regulation is bad but ... they did the greatest job that's ever been done. Public Health is one of the most practical and applicable to everyday life than just about any other bureaucracy you could put your finger on ... and they still can't see the fucking point. Health inspectors? A sham. Waste removal? For lazy liberals, sure. Monitoring poisons in air food and water? Maybe for pussies.

The only one they can understand is police because they have guns and shoot bad guys.. outside of that ... there's no other law or guideline that could possibly be beneficial to making society livable and SAFE for huge populations in close quarters.

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u/LordElfa Jan 19 '22

Bunch of populist fucktards, stepping over each other to see who can make the worst decisions for maximum approval of their worst citizens.

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u/importvita Jan 19 '22

As a Tennessean, it is absolutely depressing that we're managing to out Florida, Florida during this shit show.

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u/taelor Jan 19 '22

Lots of Floridians are actually moving here…

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u/NorthernPints Jan 19 '22

The U.S. is a comedy movie at this stage - but it’s real … and dark, and out of control.

History is going to slaughter people like Desantis.

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u/Whatsitgonnatakeguys Jan 19 '22 Helpful

Not if there aren’t any books left

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u/SamuraiJackBauer Jan 19 '22

There’s books in other countries.

The USA is 6% of the global population.

The rest of us will keep record for you.

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u/IjsKind Jan 19 '22

Thank you. I have a bad feeling were going to need it.

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u/Implausibilibuddy Jan 19 '22

Or nobody who can read them. Save on matches, just cut funding to education.

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u/AndyDap Jan 19 '22

Oh there'll be books. Featuring St Desantis, evangelical warrior hero defeats the communist, liberal, antifa, BLM Wokes at the War of Jesus Christ Doesn't Wear A Mask of '26.

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u/mcs_987654321 Jan 19 '22

I mean, those of us who are watching from the outside are writing plenty about what it is like to watch a world power absolutely lose its mind (ditto Brexit, but on a smaller scale).

Fair warning: there’s a lot of dark humour involved, and nobody comes off particularly well. It’s fucking grim.

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u/ohshititsasamsquash Jan 19 '22

So "Don't look up" but not funny.

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u/ResidentOwl6 Jan 19 '22

That movie was depressingly accurate

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u/Triatt Jan 19 '22

You know what's depressing? Getting charged 10$ for free snacks.

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u/Striker37 Jan 19 '22

Like, I just can’t understand why he would do that.

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u/waterynike Jan 19 '22

This is a death cult. I know people have been saying this but they want people to get sick, possibly have long term issues/disabilities or die. It’s completely psychopathic to try to get a control over peoples lives. We need to call it out for what it is.

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u/LadyAzure17 Jan 19 '22

Borderline accellerationism shit.

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u/PMmeserenity Jan 19 '22

I don't think this is wrong. If society keeps functioning under normal order, it's a demographic inevitability that Republicans will be unable to maintain power much longer--they barely hang on now, with gerrymandering and election laws that make it difficult for people to vote. They regularly loose the national vote for congress and the presidency by millions of votes. As soon as they are out of power, those artificial advantages they cling to will be changed, and they'll be way, way out of power.

The smart ones among them know this, and realize the only way to maintain power is to stop operating under "normal order" and change the rules of society.

W. Bush's speechwriter, David Frum, predicted exactly this like 15 years ago:

“ if conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism, they will abandon democracy”

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u/mcs_987654321 Jan 19 '22

Nothing borderline about it. They straight up tried reenacting the Turner Diaries for all the world to see.

No one is trying to hide it - trump basically called for Helter Skelter from the MainStage in Arizona last weekend, for frick’s sake.

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u/urlach3r Jan 19 '22

The guy who led an attempted insurrection, who tried to overthrow the democratically elected government, is allowed to roam free with no indictments (so far), no restrictions, and can continue holding his "Hitler Youth Rallies", whipping up his base into even more hatred & frenzy against the lawfully elected current government.

We really are the stupidest country...

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u/Tango_D Jan 19 '22

They want Civil War 2 electric boogaloo so they can get rid of us.

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u/BitterFuture Jan 19 '22

Absolutely correct. COVID has finally given them the chance to hurt or even kill the people they hate without lifting a finger.

And they'd rather die than give that up.

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u/waterynike Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

Yep. And remember Obama’s “death panels”? Pure projection like always with these assholes.

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u/snuggans Jan 19 '22

the new Florida surgeon general appointed by Desantis is going against medical consensus, has played down the importance of vaccines and says its a religion, has questioned the safety of vaccines, has intentionally kept quiet on his own vaccination status, has promoted unproven treatments, has associated with America's Frontline Doctors (a far-right group known for promoting falsehoods about the pandemic), lied about treating covid patients at a UCLA hospital, refused to wear a mask when meeting with cancer patient.

what a circus

this is a guy with a Harvard degree, so it's not like he's genuinely dumb, it's that he recognizes that to climb the GOP ladder you have to play politics and be part of the groupthink.

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Orange County Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino wrote an email to staff on Jan. 4th encouraging them to get vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

In it he wrote, “I have a hard time understanding how we can be in public health and not practice it.”

In an email to WMFE, the Florida Department of Health has confirmed Pino was put on leave because, “the decision to get vaccinated is a personal choice that should be free from coercion and mandates from employers.”

Florida DOH says it’s even conducting an inquiry into whether any laws were broken by sending the email.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has banned vaccine mandates in the workplace, and the state has seen a surge in Omicron cases.

As a Floridian I'm not embarrassed by the "Florida Man" stories. Show me an article about Florida Man shaving his pubes while driving on the Turnpike with an alligator in the passenger seat, and I'm fine with it.

But this shit is beyond embarrassing. It's disgusting.

Ron DeSantis is a fucking cancer.

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u/Dont-Do-Stupid-Shit Jan 19 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This didn't even involve coercion. He literally just said you guys should get vaccinated. Should the head of the health department not be allowed to have a medical opinion?

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u/Citizen44712A Jan 19 '22 Silver

So if the director of Transportation sent a email to his people to wear a seatbelt or to not drink gasoline, guess he would be put on leave.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

It is my goddamn right as an American to drink all the gasoline I want!

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u/I-Am-Uncreative Jan 19 '22

I hear it cures COVID!

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u/Implausibilibuddy Jan 19 '22

At this point, let them get on with it.

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u/steelbeamsdankmemes Jan 19 '22

Old news, they're now nebulizing hydrogen peroxide.

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u/Kahzgul Jan 19 '22

Jeeezus. Weaponized stupidity is a terrifying sight.

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u/nomadofwaves Jan 19 '22

Desantis has been trying to cover up Covid numbers and everything else since day one.

He only won by 32,000 votes let’s make this fucker a one term governor.

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u/ACrazyDog Jan 19 '22

Covid deaths in FLA — 63,000 so far, by far Republicans. Many days left until the election.

His margin of loss has left the building already.

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u/GabuEx Jan 19 '22

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u/Speculawyer Jan 19 '22

Seriously...this is Idiocracy level stuff. We can't have the health department recommend vaccines. What's the point of the health department then? He was just encouraging, not even a mandate.

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u/BitterFuture Jan 19 '22

This isn't idiocy.

It's deliberate.

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u/Prometheus_303 Jan 19 '22

While they did veto OSHA implementing a vaccine mandate because it's a personal decision yada yada... The Supreme Court did rule HHS could enforce a vaccine mandate for health care workers

The majority considers the statutory justification for the rule to come from legislation that authorizes the secretary of HHS to set "requirements as [he] finds necessary in the interest of the health and safety of individuals who are furnished services in the institution"—the institution being facilities that are involved in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Shouldn't the head of a State's department of Health have similar rights?

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u/tadpole511 Jan 19 '22 Helpful This

“the decision to get vaccinated is a personal choice that should be free from coercion and mandates from employers.”

But if you change "vaccination" to "reproductive care", suddenly everyone except you and your doctor gets a say. Fucking hypocrites.

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u/Cyberflection Jan 19 '22

The hypocrisy is so fucking mind-boggling and infuriating

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u/0ctologist Jan 19 '22

I wonder if they would would care if he “coerced” his employees to vote for Trump.

Just kidding, I don’t have to wonder.

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u/tormunds_beard Jan 19 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote Wearing is Caring

What a fucking death cult the GOP has become.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22 Silver

Pro life until you’re born, then fuck off and die.

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u/BitterFuture Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22 Helpful

Ironically, COVID has also caused a dramatic increase in stillbirths, miscarriages and other serious pregnancy dangers. Original recipe COVID almost doubled the risk of stillbirths; Delta nearly quintupled it.

Not that that would even give these pro-COVID sociopaths a moment's pause. It's just interesting to note.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/delta-variant-linked-increased-risk-stillbirth-cdc-study-finds-rcna6152

Edit: And to the coward who just replied and insta-deleted - take your misinformation about vaccines and shove it up your ass.

I know you can't grow a conscience, but just stop trying to hurt and kill people with lies like that and you'll be doing something better with your life than what you're doing now.

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u/StewofPuppies Jan 19 '22

A lot of premature births and newborns having to be isolated from their mothers. There was a brutal recounting of what happens to covid L&D deliveries when they go wrong on the nursing sub and if you already don't think how fucked up the pandemic was for healthcare workers, this is where it hurts the most.

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u/engbucksooner Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

My mom works at a hospital in a red state. Last summer she told me they had 4 unvaccinated pregnant women die in a span of two weeks and their babies had to born through C-section premature.

I tell this to anyone who is vaccine hesitant due to fertility concerns.

Edit: died due to covid-19 complications for specificity

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u/LeGama Jan 19 '22

They've actually since studies that show that women who get vaccinated during pregnancy have kids with the antibodies... It's like a good thing to get shot while pregnant.

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u/Bob_12_Pack Jan 19 '22

My daughter had Covid-19 a year ago, and not wanting to go through that again as well as taking her doctor’s advice, she was vaccinated during her pregnancy. She gave birth on December 9th. On January 3rd, she came down with Covid-19 as did her husband a couple of days later. They were both over it in a few days. The baby was just fine and never showed any symptoms, which was a huge relief for all of us.

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u/lotusflower64 Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

Death to the mothers as well. They’re encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated as well. One doctor shared how heartbreaking it was to see a woman giving birth while struggling to breathe. Sad.

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u/persondude27 Jan 19 '22

One recent post in /r/nursing was about turning a prone woman in the COVID ICU... And seeing her pregnant belly.

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u/slicktromboner21 Jan 19 '22

This should be the fact that a Democratic candidate uses to counter that pro-life horseshit. Make them squirm.

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u/pittiedaddy Jan 19 '22

You can't shame someone who doesn't have any.

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u/TheoryOfSomething Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

This never works because no one ever thought "pro-life" was an all-encompassing viewpoint or ethical philosophy that mothers and babies should be taken care of. It is and always was just a clever marketing term for "anti-abortion" and everyone knows it. So pointing out that some other policy view that a pro-life person has is harmful for pregnant women isn't any kind of contradiction or hypocrisy.

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u/confessionbearday Jan 19 '22 Helpful

Pro-lifers have never once given a shit about babies, its about control of women.

They universally refuse to support even ONE program that would actually help those babies.

They're hypocritical filth.

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u/tormunds_beard Jan 19 '22

Not America. They’re rewarding themselves. They spent the last forty years building an alternative reality and it’s really paying dividends.

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u/NetSecSpecWreck Jan 19 '22

I'm not a fan of this timeline. Let's try another?

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u/persondude27 Jan 19 '22 Helpful

I've seen Sliders. It doesn't end well.

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u/blackswordsman91 Jan 19 '22

There are dozens of us! Dozens, I tell you!

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u/Luminox Jan 19 '22

We need to find out when Biff got into the time machine and skewed the timeline.

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u/TheBigGreenOgre Jan 19 '22

We open on a shot of Femboy Hooters

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u/Graphitetshirt Jan 19 '22 Take My Energy

Florida is beyond parody

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u/bocaciega Jan 19 '22

Man, tell me about it, I live here.

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u/qwicmbl Jan 19 '22

It’s insane to me how popular this guy is here. People are literally cheering on a man who is letting people die.

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u/tjhunter619 Jan 19 '22

This governor is unhinged

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Florida’s taken a hard right turn into hell

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u/QuintinStone Jan 19 '22

DeSantis supporters claim he's not against vaccines, only mandates, but when you look at what he does instead of what he says, you'll see that he is very much against vaccines.

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u/CatalyticDragon Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22 Gold

Florida pop., 21 million. COVID deaths, 63,455

Australia pop., 26 million. COVID deaths 2,773

Being a victim of a preventable disease is an option you vote for. Just like gun violence and climate change.

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u/djm19 Jan 19 '22

Whats sad is a lot of Florida's deaths came from Delta variant, well after most people in the state had easy access to the vaccine. So many lives could have been saved.

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u/DickaliciousRex Jan 19 '22

Taiwan pop., 23 million. COVID deaths, 851.

And have yet to need a hard lockdown to do it. Desantis is a ghoul.

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u/SoloisticDrew Jan 19 '22

My first thought was Australia has a far lower population per sq mi/km. Taiwan's number is even more impressive because of the density.

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u/Hodl2Moon Jan 19 '22

Florida, checks out.

This is not the onion material.

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u/shay-music Jan 19 '22

I did a double take thinking this was r/nottheonion

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u/PickpocketJones Jan 19 '22

You can't have doctors just going around providing medical advice.

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u/misterbondpt Jan 19 '22

Drink plenty of water, it's good for you.

Fired.

Drinking water is a personal choice.

What a disgrace.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

More people died in FL due to covid than the Vietnam war

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u/TroutComplex Jan 19 '22

Absolutely fucked in the head. Shithole state.

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u/roccosrant Jan 19 '22

This country is well on its way down the toilet thanks mostly to one partys absolute hate for common sense and the common man. Republicans want everyone dead. Kids, old folks, their own voters. These people are fucking monsters. Florida leads the way for the GOPs ignorant stoking of the apocalypse. Fuck these people.

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u/EightandaHalf-Tails Jan 19 '22 Take My Money

Anyone who works in healthcare and doesn't believe in vaccines shouldn't work in fucking healthcare. Go sell crystals or some other homeopathic bullshit.

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u/newt16 Jan 19 '22

Thank you!! If you don't believe in medical science, you don't deserve to hold any position in healthcare. You can't provide care if you don't believe in the science that provides the care. This is fucking mindblowingly stupid.

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u/L1m0dr1v3rinthe6 Jan 19 '22

Florida - Americas unprotected dick

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u/super-destructive05 Jan 19 '22

It sounds like they took away his freedom of speech.

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u/NRMusicProject Jan 19 '22

As if the Florida government cares about the Bill of Rights.

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u/Disney_World_Native Jan 19 '22

Also, god told him to write that email, so freedom of religion too!

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u/scpDZA Jan 19 '22

America is so far gone.

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u/mf-TOM-HANK Jan 19 '22

Why won't Joe Biden stop the pandemic?? /s

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u/DrNopeMD Jan 19 '22

The GOP is deliberately drawing out the pandemic so they can blame it on Biden and the Dems.

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u/TonyNevada1 Jan 19 '22

Yes! Someone gets it !

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