Thumbnut Thursday: Biden Vaccine Mandate
Yep. New heading. What is a thumbnut? From Merriam-Webster:
What is a good definition of wing nut? From the Urban Dictionary:
A [piece] of metal that can be easily turned with the fingers used to anchor screws into wood or other material…[OR]
From Wikipedia: [A] pejorative American political term referring to a person who holds extreme, and often, irrational, political views.
President Biden has decided to go hard on the virus. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sadly for him, those tiny little pathogens don’t pay taxes, don’t vote, don’t have Social Security numbers, can’t be drafted and don’t answer phone calls from poll takers, which is to say that he, and his agencies, cannot really control them. That must be frustrating, poor man. Instead his plan is to control what he can control: people and, most immediately, federal workers and the employees of large regulated companies. For him, the key to crushing the virus is the vaccine. Not enough people are obeying his demand for near-universal vaccination.
In a maniacal move of wild desperation, or as an excuse to try out the most extreme powers of his office, he is using every weapon that he believes he has to assure compliance with his dream of injecting as many arms as possible. Only then will we crush the virus, all thanks to his leadership…all the complaints about “freedom” be damned…and never mind that the realization of his dream did not work in Israel or the UK.
What are the immediate problems here? At least five:
 The Biden mandate pretends that the only immunity is injected, not natural […] even though all science for at least a year…actually, you can say centuries…contradicts that. Indeed, we’ve known about natural immunity since 400 B.C when Thucydides first wrote of the great Athens plague that revealed that “they knew the course of the disease and were themselves free from apprehension.” Biden’s mandate could affect 80 million people but, far more than that have likely been exposed and gained robust immunity regardless of vaccination status.
 This natural immunity is long-lasting, and broad, and we’ve known that since last year when the first studies revealed it. You can say that the addition of a vaccine provides even more but, it’s new, and untested, relative to most drugs approved by regulators. [Many] people are concerned about possible side effects of this vaccine, that was approved much faster than any drug in my lifetime, and there is not one living human being in a position to say with certainty that these skeptics are wrong.
 The mandate presumes that everyone is equally susceptible to severe outcomes from getting exposed to the virus, which we’ve known is not true since at least February 2020. In this entire 18-month fiasco, we’ve not seen any serious high-level communication about the huge range of demographic gradients in infection based on both age and overall health. This ignorance is a consequence of poor public-health messaging and is grossly irresponsible. The aggregated mandate from the Biden administration ignores this completely, as did the models that suggested lock-downs in the event of a virus from the Spring of 2020.
 Biden seems still of the belief that vaccines stop infection (he claimed this many times) and spread but, we know with certainty that this is not the case. [Even] the CDC admits it. The best guess at this point is that it can help in preventing hospitalization and death but, this experiment is still in its early stages. [The] relationship between cause and effect in human affairs is not as easy as throwing around two data sets and saying one caused the other. Most cases in the developed world, now, are occurring among the vaccinated…and we all know this because we have vaccinated friends who got Covid anyway. Some have died. We are not idiots, contrary to what the Biden administration believes, [nor] do any of us have all the knowledge and answers. [It] is precisely because science is uncertain that the decisions surrounding it need to be decentralized, depoliticized and open to correction rather than being imposed by top-down mandates.
 Biden’s order flies in the face of basic human freedoms and rights. There is no other way to put it. [It] is this fact that is the most prescient for the multitudes who are, right now, seething in anger that one man, who happens to hold power, can make health decisions for the whole population regardless of their perfectly rational judgements. When the needle filled with liquid is forced into the arms of people who either have natural immunities or do not fear exposure to the pathogen, it gets personal. [People] get really mad, especially after they are still forced into masks and denied other essential rights.
19 thoughts on “Thumbnut Thursday: Biden Vaccine Mandate”
September 17, 2021 at 10:38 AM
… I think it is thumb-screw and wing-nut, depending on whether the wings are on a bolt or a nut …
In the case of Unka Joe, the thumbscrew is inserted in one ear and out the other, and is fastened on with a wing nut. It helps seal the vacuum between the ears and doesn’t require any tools.
The metaphor keeps on giving, but I’ll stop with this one …
September 17, 2021 at 3:05 PM
September 17, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“This very day, a Karen attacked me for being maskless. I looked at her and thought only of the poor people in Colonial America who dared being caught wearing buckled shoes and therefore running afoul of the sumptuary laws, or of the religious minorities in Medieval Europe who were scapegoated for every plague (look up the origins of the phrase “poisoning the well”), or the demonization of rebels in the ancient Roman empire or the disapprobation of heretics in the hundreds of years that followed the fall of Rome” So well said!
September 17, 2021 at 3:11 PM
He knows his history.
I can’t wrap my brain around the utter hysteria. I guess we are reaping the effects of a poor education system. Your generation got a better education than mine did. The next generation, even worse.
September 18, 2021 at 6:39 PM
It’s so ever sad…:(
September 18, 2021 at 6:48 PM
September 17, 2021 at 6:12 PM
Disagree with you entirely.
September 17, 2021 at 3:13 PM
You can take that up with Jeff Tucker.
October 3, 2021 at 10:59 PM
Can we go to sleep and wake up in 1976?
October 4, 2021 at 12:25 AM
I’d love to. Ford Admin… Then, we would witness Carter, again. He actually looks good compared to Bite-Me.
October 4, 2021 at 12:27 AM
At least Jimmy was pretty honest….except when he cheated in his heart…remember that?
October 4, 2021 at 12:38 AM
Um…not really. Refresh my memory.
October 4, 2021 at 12:41 AM
He said he cheated on Rosalynn in Playboy…but just in his heart lol…
Buddy…you haven’t seen anything yet…wait a few years until Bill arrives.
October 4, 2021 at 12:48 AM
Hmmm…I wonder who he “cheated with” in his heart?
Oh, Clinton…what a slime ball. At least JFK got Marilyn.
October 4, 2021 at 12:49 AM
He never said…
Bill got some ugly ones…now I will say…of all the presidents…I would go out for a drink with Clinton lol.
October 4, 2021 at 1:52 AM
I would have liked to have had a drink with Reagan. He had such a wonderful dry wit. Sadly, his biggest problem was G. H. W. Bush. Daddy Bush had a hand in JFK’s murder and in Reagan’s shooting. Reagan never wanted Bush as VP but, he was forced on him. His shooting became a warning that he’d better behave (don’t deviate from the game). Bush wanted him dead, too.
October 4, 2021 at 8:52 AM
With Bill…if you were single or not…you would have a good time out with him lol…all kidding aside…it’s a shame he is like that because the guy is intelligent.
October 4, 2021 at 11:48 PM
Which guy are you referring to?
With Bill…too cozy with Epstein for my taste…never mind the “Clinton body count.”
October 5, 2021 at 12:29 AM
Clinton…I never realized how smart the guy is…I didn’t say common sense…but he is smart.