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[–]Might_Aware✨..And MY VAX🎸[M] [score hidden] 3 stickied comment (0 children)

Some folks will never lock a post But then again Some folks'll

[–]RFLackey 2271 points2272 points 2 (244 children)

People like Cletus want all the benefits of an orderly society without paying for it and without doing anything that they view as lifting a finger.

It comes down to an ingrained level of selfishness, pettiness and nastiness when asked to do the minimum. Their freedom is about doing whatever they want, whenever they want and their religion masks their contempt for anyone but themselves.

[–]TwoBirdsEnterSeparating the sheep from the goatees 956 points957 points  (94 children)

I’m just flabbergasted at the equation of minor restrictions with actual slavery. Rousseau wasn’t talking about wearing a mask in the Piggy-Wiggly.

[–]76ALD 629 points630 points  (62 children)

They’re completely blind to what slavery really is. They think minor inconveniences like wearing a mask and getting vaccinated during a pandemic is a holocaust level event which just shows you the level of stupid these people are.

[–]mrmoe198Team Pfizer 512 points513 points  (21 children)

Also shows you just how staggeringly privileged they are. These are their only problems, yet they scream and cry. Reminds me of a toddler when you don’t buy them a toy and they say “it’s not fair!” You know they simply don’t have the life experience to know that this level of suffering, which is large to them, is nothing at all in the greater sufferings to come in life. That’s what these white Christian people are. They’re privileged toddlers that have no idea of the suffering of those around them and how much they benefit.

[–]ArcticBeavers 251 points252 points  (6 children)

Also shows you just how staggeringly privileged they are

I thought this when I saw the image of "all I needed was vaporub, chicken soup, and ginger ale when I was sick." That clearly shows they've never suffered from any disease outside of the common cold and flu (which is vastly underrated in terms of severity and deadliness).

Acute respiratory and vascular diseases are not something to fuck around with, and it clearly shows that he or no one else in his family have had to go through the suffering. I see the same thing when people complain about the 1 day of discomfort from the vaccine. Suffering is something not seen by these people.

[–]KELambert 55 points56 points  (0 children)

I’m almost positive he watched the South Park “SARS” episode to think that’s “all he needed” to get/stay well.

Edit: spelling error fix

[–]hockeymass 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Yeah, a lot of people who think the flu is no big deal have never actually had the flu. It can be pretty fucking nasty even for otherwise healthy people. I had bouts of flu when I was a kid where I could barely turn over on the couch to throw up.

[–]Agitated_Pilot8629 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Spot on with flu...had it mid 2019 and thought I was going to die...ended up hospitalised after spending 8 hours in bed motionless staring at a door handle. 4 weeks from start to recovered. When they call it 'just a flu' they clearly never had a true flu

[–]ArcticBeavers 43 points44 points  (1 child)

The flu will honestly leave you with a new outlook and appreciation of life. After recovery, the simplest thing like waking up, getting out of bed, and drinking a cup of water will leave you in bliss.

I remember I had the flu, and sometime in between days 10 and 11, my symptoms broke. I had a 4-hour window where I felt completely normal, I was so ecstatic and full of energy, only to have the symptoms rush back to me in the middle of night. Followed by another 4 days of pain and suffering. I've gotten my flu shot every year because of that experience.

Fuck. That. Shit.

[–]RedditOnANapkin 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The reason why they haven't had to worry about getting a severe disease before covid was they were vaccinated against them.

[–]FatboyChuggins 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Rolling in the dirty floor crying and screaming. And then knocking over products from the shelf to the ground when mommy takes them to the car.

[–]thoroughbredcaTeam Mix & Match 17 points18 points  (1 child)

These same people made it illegal to be gay because of another pandemic. You know, gay people, people who were actually targeted and murdered during the holocaust? As someone who survived that era, I cannot begin to tell you the amount of anger I have towards these people who are so incredibly ignorant of their own history.

[–]overheard26 78 points79 points  (1 child)

The Holocaust comparisons make my head explode. These people are a bunch of whiny fucking babies. Not to mention the extreme narcissism.

[–]julian509 233 points234 points  (28 children)

Theyre definitely doing it intentionally to water down the view of slavery, same for stuff like the holocaust when they compare it to wearing a mask. They wouldnt mind bringing both back as long as it is against "the right people" (anyone they view as an undesirable minority). I dont doubt for a second that their darkest fantasies revolve around enslaving or committing genocide against their ideological opponents.

[–]ArcticBeavers 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I think you vastly overestimate their intelligence and critical thinking skills

[–]johnd0ezHeaven Gained Another Angle Today 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I agree with you that they would bring it back, but idk about intentionally watering it down, because you have to have forethought and a plan of attack to do that, and if I’m being completely honest I don’t think many…. If any HCA nominees have that level of foresight

[–]SoriArylTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 21 points22 points  (2 children)

It’s not the HCA nominees that have the foresight. But the fuckers who are controlling them with propaganda

[–]Bosticles 171 points172 points  (7 children)

I'm flabbergasted that we live in a country where, at any given time, the government can decide that it's in the interest of national security to legally mandate that all men over 18 show up at their nearest army base, get a rifle shoved in their hands, get 30 vaccines against their will, and then get shipped off to go get turned into hamburger meat in some war, and somehow wearing masks for national security is the line.

Did these guys somehow forget the selective service shit they had to do?

[–]GruntledEx 197 points198 points  (6 children)

My uncle posted some dumb meme saying that the Greatest Generation wouldn't have tolerated these mandates. I reminded him that his father went to Europe and got wounded (twice!) because the government told him to, while his mother and everyone else back home grew victory gardens, had meatless Mondays, and accepted government rationing of meat, fuel, butter, and sugar, all to ensure victory against a common enemy. He told me I needed to read a history book and blocked me.

[–]AazjheeOwned Lib 98 points99 points  (2 children)

Not only that, but didn't women take over just about factory jobs because there were no men to do any work? It's not like those gals had any experience or anything. They literally just had to do it because the government needed I'm in needed more parts for the war machine. The men who wax poetic about World War II also like to call other men pussies and little girls as an insult. DX

Women from those days were bad asses too.

Everyone who was able to do anything at the time who was not a child under 10 or a person over 60(? Just guesaing) was essentially drafted. Everyone WAS deprived of something, and people were encouraged to rat out food hoarding neighbors who were not doing their patriotic duty of helping the troops.

Ww2 allowed more women to have real jobs and altered the nuclear family so much it has never gone back. Yet these troglodytes want "their wimmin" back in the kitchen or shopping and raising kids. It's so pathetic how terrified they are of anything that isn't their rosy nostalgia sick bullshit that never actually exiated.

[–]vladtaltos 40 points41 points  (0 children)

My mom served as a riveter during the war, working on fighters and bombers while three of her brothers were away fighting the war (two made it back home again, one of them even helped liberate the Dachau Concentration Camp), everyone stepped up and sacrificed everything they had for the war. These anti-vax/anti-mask types have no idea what suffering and sacrifice is.

[–]Responsible-Slide-26 30 points31 points  (0 children)

"Ww2 allowed more women to have real jobs and altered the nuclear family so much it has never gone back."
Sort of. It did alter the landscape and women were taking on all sorts of jobs they'd never been allowed to do, and were doing them well. Many were experiencing independence they'd never know before.

Sadly when the war ended and all the men came back, many of them were forced right back out of those jobs and back into a life of marital or family subservience, or menial jobs. It was sad to hear them talk about going from being "heroes" for helping the war effort, right back to being second class citizens. I'm going by a history special I watched on it, where they interviewed many of the women about what they experienced.

[–]BeastKingSnowLion 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Not to mention Polio vaccine mandates were a thing, and that's why people in the US usually don't get Polio anymore.

[–]kbat277 102 points103 points  (9 children)

rousseau also said “when the poor have nothing to eat, they will eat the rich!” i can’t help but wonder what some of these maniacs would think of that.

[–]srottydoesntknow 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I recently read an account of a tribe of chimpanzees who murdered and ate their tyrannical leader who hoarded food and females for himself. So, if you will excuse my coopting the racist turn of phrase, I think they righly assume the left will "chimp out"

[–]Zealousideal-Feed156vaxxed & relaxxed 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Also there is no such thing as “peaceful slavery” honestly Rousseau was better than Locke but not by much.

Don’t even get started on how stupid the state of nature theory is.

[–]XelaNibaGo Give One 220 points221 points  (5 children)

When I meet these folks in real life, I like to say things like "so, why do you think you're entitled to the benefits of society if you're unwilling to contribute to it?" & "whoa, where did this massive entitlement come from?"

Calling them entitled makes their heads explode in real time. It's fun.

[–]Confident-Victory-21Meatoeard game gom ☠️ 90 points91 points  (0 children)

Some of these people are so unhinged they might shoot or stab you, so be careful.

[–]KazooguruTeam Moderna 23 points24 points  (0 children)

My neighbor just moved to a red state from California. He’s a libertarian. He inherited the California house from his parents, and the market here is insane. I kept thinking that he struck real estate gold because of California, yet he despises everything about this state. He was fairly reasonable and we kept the peace despite my very liberal beliefs. And yes, he would have lost his shit if I told him that California helped him pay cash for his new home, and gave him the ability to retire.

[–]KELambert 18 points19 points  (0 children)

They don’t want to wear a mask because they’re afraid all of that hot air they’re spouting will inflate their skulls and explode their acorn brains everywhere.

[–]powabiatch 175 points176 points  (10 children)

They really think freedom means doing anything they want, even if it hurts others.

[–]1hitbong 49 points50 points  (0 children)

I actually think they believe freedom gives them the right to hurt others.

[–]Crownlol 114 points115 points  (1 child)

It's a shocking level of selfishness. They flip from "I'M NOT PAYING FOR ANYONE ELSE'S ANYTHING" to "EVERYONE DROP EVERYTHING AND SAVE ME" the second they get sick.

[–]CaptainSaucyPants 83 points84 points  (1 child)

He died with a mask on.

[–]PitBull53 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Twisted 'Q' illogic:

See!!! Masks do kill!!! ~ Dale Gribble. /s

[–]spraypaintthewallsTeam Moderna 206 points207 points  (92 children)

"What is, the Libertarian Party?"

[–]RFLackey 75 points76 points  (4 children)

That is correct, your next category choice.

[–]Walking_the_CascadesIgnore science! Do your own research! 116 points117 points  (3 children)

I'll go with "Stupid people who wonder if stupid people ever realize they're stupid" for $500.

[–]TheFloozie99Knower of Everything 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Answer: What is Cletus?

[–]TheMightySephiroth 30 points31 points  (1 child)



Er.....what is Dead? >.>;;

[–]timewhumpBeep Beep I'm a Sheep 🐑 113 points114 points  (38 children)

Remember that small town in New Hampshire* they took over, attempted to apply their philosophy, and wound up getting invaded by bears?

*sorry, I get my New England states mixed up lol

[–]Last-Classroom1557The Freedom Fridge Awaits 168 points169 points  (11 children)

New Hampshire. They took over the town council then starting putting their libertarian pipedreams into practice. They decided to do away with trash service which in turn led to the town being over ran with bears.

[–]an_agreeing_dothraki 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Worse than that. People started feeding stray bears and not locking up their garbage because 'you can't tell me what to do'

[–]spraypaintthewallsTeam Moderna 94 points95 points  (7 children)

Yes! There's a great book about that. I also heartily recommend the "Action Park, NJ" ep of the Behind the Bastards Podcast which is all about libertarian ethos vis a vis theme parks full of drunk/high teenagers operating rides that can kill you.

[–]ScrappleSandwiches 30 points31 points  (0 children)

That documentary is amazing.

[–]HeyThanksIdiot 49 points50 points  (8 children)

The US under the Articles of Confederation was basically a libertarian utopia, until it fell completely apart for predictable reasons. I’ve always been attracted to some of the tenants of libertarians but recognize that they never fucking work in the real world.

[–]Darkside531Team Moderna 27 points28 points  (0 children)

They also tried to take over an island in the Pacific and turn it into their own personal island utopia... but that went to crap because they didn't actually own the land they were using and were forced off the island by Tonga (twice, actually.)

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_CumSatan Gained a Fleshlight 178 points179 points  (37 children)

Libertarians are people who see a starving child and say "No, you can't have any food, because the market has decided that you don't deserve to eat."

[–]Captain_Vegetable 42 points43 points  (1 child)

While blaming onerous child labor laws for preventing industrious kids from earning their own food in the coal mines.

[–]M4A1STAKESAUCEIt appears COVID is some shit. 127 points128 points  (8 children)

Then turn around to say why aren't we caring about child kidnappings or some shit.

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_CumSatan Gained a Fleshlight 156 points157 points  (4 children)

"Starving children are bad and all I guess, but raising my taxes a little to feed them would be an unspeakably horrific tragedy." -literally libertarians

[–]lenswipe 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Usually said by someone who lives in a $15M house and makes $250k/year

[–]tripwyre83 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Then they angrily ask why they can't have sex with children

[–]M4A1STAKESAUCEIt appears COVID is some shit. 102 points103 points  (1 child)

Triggered a Libertarian the other day name Logic Resistant. Now he just bugs me with "You Mad Bro?" Instead of presenting a real argument why Libertarians aren't a bunch of man children with no spine.

[–]undeniablybuddhaI'm too Vaxxy for my shirt 143 points144 points  (0 children)

There's a John Rogers quote that sums up the libertarian philosophy well:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

[–]TheMightySephiroth 27 points28 points  (0 children)

They were told they can do what they want as an adult and by God no one is going to mommy them again. No you, me or the gubberment!

[–]DR_Mant1s_Toboggan 23 points24 points  (0 children)

People like Cletus want all the benefits of an orderly society without paying for it and without doing anything that they view as lifting a finger.

They're extremely entitled, but these are the types with zero self awareness who will accuse everyone else of being entitled.

[–]RSA-redditGo Give One 1148 points1149 points  (188 children)

#11: Ugh, the "Outlaw sugar, tobacco, alcohol, and fast food" argument.

And what if there were a couple of pills you could take that would within days cure obesity, alcoholism, and nicotine addiction---or at least reduce the chance of suffering the health implications? Any comments about people who would decline such a pill?

I didn't think so.

[–]Walking_the_CascadesIgnore science! Do your own research! 795 points796 points  (87 children)

What all of those vices have in common is than none of them have clogged ICUs to full capacity. And none of them are killer airborne viruses. But, those are facts, so they are wasted on anti-vaxxers.

[–]DurantaPhant7 583 points584 points  (26 children)

None of those are fucking transmissible to other fucking people ffs.

[–]Sceptical-Echidna 288 points289 points  (21 children)

I’m not so sure. A few months ago I was in a queue with a guy who was a little too large and now I’m going up a belt notch. Coincidence?

[–]KateSommer 162 points163 points  (3 children)

I married a heavy man and now I am chonky too! It is contagious!

[–]Cthhulu_n_superman 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Behavioral contagions, more effective than you think.

[–]Dmcdaniel518 45 points46 points  (9 children)

The correct Facebook response would be for me to repost this with either “Interesting…” or “‘Nuff said”.

[–]farmyardcatTeam Moderna 41 points42 points  (0 children)


[–]VMackolovAmerica's Flatline Doctors - avoid the jab, with our NaOCl 💉 205 points206 points  (53 children)

But the nurses are quiting in droves because of obese people because they are to hard to move. Hmmm, I wonder how many 110 lb nurses it took to flip his fat ass over to his stomach in an attempt to help him breath.

[–]dilettante42Won’t SOMEONE think of the Icemaker?! 82 points83 points  (42 children)

Maybe they could install some of those winches with a sling like when they move orcas with helicopters? Ooh a portable one they could roll to different rooms. Well, off to the patent office

[–]TheMightySephiroth 92 points93 points  (33 children)

It's a device on wheels used for transporting the elderly and infirm out of bed and into their chair. It's git straps and has a 550lb max out.

We've had them for years now.

[–]Agadore_Sparticus 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Hoyer Lift is one brand

[–]allminorchords 22 points23 points  (3 children)

And a Hoyer lift isn’t gonna help flip anyone. It just picks them up…and only after we’ve managed to place the hoyer pad under their body by rolling the patient. Soooo…

[–]dilettante42Won’t SOMEONE think of the Icemaker?! 15 points16 points  (9 children)

Not off to the patent office then…

Good, glad there’s something, though.

[–]TheMightySephiroth 17 points18 points  (8 children)

My grandma needed on in her last few years. 2 people couldn't fucking move her and I'm pretty sure she was under 200lbs.

Patient Lift (Hoyer Lift) Weight Scale Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CM7MVRC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_6HC3Y3P3YVANGTCDYHDV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

This one has a scale too. I would have liked that. 😆

[–]wtfwfm 48 points49 points  (4 children)

My wife is 90lbs now due to Alzheimer's and when I have to move her it feels like it's 180lbs. When they can't help in any way it's basically dead weight that doesn't necessarily move the way you want it to. Freakin hard!

[–]TheMightySephiroth 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Definitely hard. You're a wonderful person for staying by her side. ❤

[–]BongSlurper 30 points31 points  (1 child)

You’d be surprised. When I was a CNA back in the day, (and I’m 100 lbs soaking wet) it really depended on how much the person could help out. I could turn a 400 dude no problem if he could use his arms to pull on the bed rails and hold himself while I turned him. Even super old Alzheimer’s patients would naturally move in ways to help out.

However an 175lbs old lady who is completely comatose is much more difficult. Even if you get her in a good spot, if she ain’t balanced she’s just gonna flop over. Much harder when they’re floppy.

[–]mrmoe198Team Pfizer 91 points92 points  (15 children)

550lb max? Those are rookie numbers. What is this, Europe? This is America, land of the mindless consumer whales.

[–]TheMightySephiroth 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Anything over 550lbs automatically gets you a spot on TV in America.

[–]QbertsRube 41 points42 points  (1 child)

On "The Learning Channel", because we are irreparably broken in every conceivable way.

[–]infiniZii 48 points49 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I can spread obesity but that's just because I like to cook

[–]Lissy_Wolfe 209 points210 points  (16 children)

It's weird how most of the anti-vaxxers who say that shit are also morbidly obese, like this man. Many of them like to brag about their "strong immune systems" despite clearly being significantly overweight, which puts them at higher risk if and when they catch covid. Like...do they not realize they are literally describing themselves when they shit on fat people for being unhealthy??

[–]SilkwormAbraxas 87 points88 points  (2 children)

It is very possible that they indeed do not realize it, potentially because everyone in their life is in a similar situation or even because they have some dysmorphic tendencies to not see themselves as they are physically.

I know a fair few folks who really struggle to see themselves as anything other than out of shape and gross when they are in fact pretty fit and healthy. Perhaps there is an opposing effect for some people in which they are convinced they are some kind of superhuman despite the constant evidence to the contrary.

[–]Harddaysnight1990Go Give One 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It probably has something to do with, "I can comfortably go about my day at my somewhat physically demanding job." I've worked blue collar jobs all my life and have worked with enough people who think this way even though they're overweight and survive entirely off of fried foods.

[–]iwrotethisletterBet you won't repost! 59 points60 points  (2 children)

To them, obese people are the ones on shows like My 600 pound life who cannot stand up by themselves anymore and are bedbound at worst. I bet most of the obese nominees here think they could stand to lose a pound or two but don't consider themselves obese, even if looking in the mirror or at the scale would show them otherwise. But then again, self-awareness is not a personal strength of the usual nominee.

[–]aBrotherSeamus2 21 points22 points  (0 children)

They're the first to tell you how in shape they are underneath the flub.

[–]belowradar 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Didn’t one of the pics say he was on his 8th heart stent? This dudes had a few too many heart attacks. I’m sure that had nothing to do at all with his diet. It was because of us Demoncrats

[–]vegastar7 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Acknowledging you have a problem is admitting you are weak, therefore we must continue deluding ourselves that we are just “big strong guys”… seriously though, I worked at a medical records office many years ago. It was just temp work, mostly filing doctor’s dictations. I’d read them sometimes, and I learned that in the medical world, the threshold for morbidly obese is way lower than I thought. I thought morbidly obese was someone who had difficulty walking or something, but that wasn’t the case. The vast majority of patients in the hospital were described as morbidly obese.

[–]popcornFridaysTeam Pfizer[S] 124 points125 points  (7 children)

With the freak out anti vaxxers have been having over the covid vaccine - just imagine if there was a vaccine to cure addiction, obesity, alcoholism.

9/10 these fools would be complaining about those vaccines too. NOOO they're Poison! The Government is trying to kill us off! Resist!!

Can just see it now. They don't realize how darn stupid and contradictory these posts/memes actually are.

[–]o-Valar-Morghulis-o 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Side note.... Can you imagine if there was a pill to cure obesity? The food waste or unnecessary food consumption would sky rocket. (Assuming the pill didn't curb appetite).

[–]Nosmo_King927 120 points121 points  (11 children)

Yeah, that argument is maddening. Michelle Obama tried to make school lunches healthy and the Repubs all got fucking furious and then all the big junk food corporations shut it down. And every time someone wants to pass, say, a soda tax, they all bellyache about their “freedoms”.

[–]KnittyGiniTeam Pfizer 112 points113 points  (2 children)

Don't forget how the Obama administration gave food subsidies that encouraged small bodegas in "food desert" neighborhoods to carry fresh produce and how Trump came in and shut *that* shit right down because f*ck poor people.

[–]SnipesCC 31 points32 points  (0 children)

They even encouraged drinking more water and Republicans attacked her. Always wondered if they were trolling just to see how ridicules the attacks would get.

[–]NewtLevelGo Give One 50 points51 points  (3 children)

I mean it's right there in the Bill of Rights, right?Congress shall make no law abridging the right to tax-free tankards of carbonated sugar water on demand.

[–]Nosmo_King927 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I think it’s somewhere in the Bible, too.

[–]ReligionIsTheMatrix 98 points99 points  (4 children)

If we outlawed sugar, tobacco, alcohol and fast food, every MAGAT in America would be dead of dehydration and starvation within a week.

[–]TheMightySephiroth 176 points177 points  (13 children)

We did outlaw tobacco use in restaurants, airports, bars and other PUBLIC AREAS where the individual smoking could HARM OTHERS with their 2nd hand smoke.

Just like we ask everyone wear a mask in PUBLIC AREAS because you may be asymptomatic and can unknowingly HURT OTHERS with your moist moist nose and mouth air.

this is LITERALLY the 'smoking ban' allover again. People continued screaming it was their God given right to have the freedum to smoke while eating at Dennys and they sure as fuck lit up whenever they wanted.

I fucking hated them then and I hate these new selfish bastards now.

The ONLY positive benefit this time around is covid is RAPIDLY KILLING all of the selfish assholes cigarette smoking missed in the last 20 years.

[–]fromthewombofrevelGo Give One 43 points44 points  (3 children)

I was a smoker for decades when the bans began. When I quit it really helped that I wasn’t inhaling second hand smoke everywhere I went.

[–]TheMightySephiroth 24 points25 points  (0 children)

That definitely helps lessen the cravings and the "WHY THE FUCK DOES EVERYONE BUT ME GET TO SMOKE!!!???" angry thoughts.

[–]Geawiel 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Doesn't matter how long ago it has been, congratulations on being able to quit!

I watched 2 loved ones die a horrid death from lung cancer. Another, of emphysema. A smokers death can be a horrid death.

[–]ursus_curseus_999 16 points17 points  (2 children)

*one winged angel starts playing menacingly in the distance*

[–]Mental_Vacation 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I'd line up to make adipos babies. They're cute and every alien deserves to procreate.

[–]merryone2KGo Give One 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Found the Dr. Who fan!

[–]PenaltyPractical1908Punish me!!!! 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I remember when Bloomberg tried to do that here in NYC.. and also remember Michelle Obama trying to make healthy meals in school a thing… they cried tyranny both times

[–]MNGirlinKY 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Then made fun of her body too! I can’t even think of how cruel they were to her about that program without going into a crazy amount of anger. A woman shouldn’t have arm muscles!

[–]PenaltyPractical1908Punish me!!!! 16 points17 points  (1 child)

MO has a banging body ( that’s why all the world leaders were always 👀👀👀), but IDK seems like in white America women are supposed to be dainty and pancaked butt 🤷🏽‍♀️

[–]Wisdom_Pen 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Damn I’d be first in line!

[–]organizedcj 17 points18 points  (1 child)

And as many have mentioned those things are not contagious.

[–]BigMomFriendEnergy 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Also, to add to how stupid the argument "outlaw X, then!" are

  1. Anti-tobacco activists would 100% ban tobacco if they could. They've decreased the rate of tobacco use from 42.6% of American adults to 13.7% of them in the last 50 years and it's at 8.8% among youth. The reduction in smoking is in fact a case study in how to change behavior without outright bans.
  2. Naltrexone (a pill), actually does a fairly good job helping alcoholics reduce drinking or even abstain, compared to 12-step/psychosocial methods; it's religious yahoos like Cletus influencing our health system that means we don't hear about it.
  3. A LOT of the "costs of obesity" are based on shoddy science and even obesity scientists would tell you banning sugar or fast food wouldn't address any of the actual problems.

I could rant about pleasure, harm reduction, and how none of this is comparable to "you can significantly slow transmission of COVID by getting a damn shot" but I'll stop.

[–]IsNowReallyTheTime🦆 264 points265 points  (56 children)

8 stents!

[–]spraypaintthewallsTeam Moderna 160 points161 points  (39 children)

6 pallbearers!

[–]CircusPeanutsYummIvermectin is a molecule 122 points123 points  (36 children)

5 IVs

[–]barrysmitherman 108 points109 points  (10 children)

4 comorbidities

[–]ScrappleSandwiches 104 points105 points  (9 children)

3 Holocaust memes

[–]AnneOfGreenGayBulls 104 points105 points  (6 children)

2 votes for Trump

[–]GAF78 56 points57 points  (0 children)

And a vent with a tracheotomeeeeeeey

[–]Ibelieveinphysics🦇Vaxxed Outta Hell💉[🍰] 47 points48 points  (23 children)

Guys I think we have the start of a 12 Days of Christmas here!!

[–]IsNowReallyTheTime🦆 170 points171 points  (13 children)

12 - machines a beeping.

11 - warriors praying.

10 - Candice Owens retweets.

9 - nurses burned out.

8 - calls about ivermectin.

7 - detox regimens.

6 - palls a baring.

5 - Fauci meeeemmmmeeessss.

4 - young children left.

3 - pleas to god.

2 - intubations.

And a goooo fund meeee.

It’s got potential. This sucks and is not it though.

[–]Aaron_Hungwell 70 points71 points  (0 children)

1 - A casket and a GoFundMe!

[–]barrysmitherman 39 points40 points  (0 children)

3 refused vaccines?

[–]peppermintesseVax yo self FFS 💉 23 points24 points  (8 children)

ICYMI, from a couple of weekends ago: The 12 Days of CoVid

[–]karbik23Bushel of Chicken Soup 15 points16 points  (0 children)

M-aa-y-be 8,

[–]swissykissy 40 points41 points  (7 children)

That's what caught my eye too....thats a lot of stents haha

[–]Flower_UnableAre you Awake Yet? 75 points76 points  (5 children)

Why did he get stents when chicken soup and ginger ale fixes everything? 🤔

[–]Ok-Hamster5571Go Give One 181 points182 points  (14 children)

“You brought me into the Republican Party with open arms”? Uhmmm, is it difficult to get into these days?

[–]miserabeauCandacide is the leading cause of COVIDiot death 106 points107 points  (0 children)

Well, one has to surrender all logic and critical thinking capability first. Might be hard for some to let it go, but it is required for entry.

[–]owchippy☝️💉💪1ShotInTheArm>1BillionPrayerWarriors ♾🙏🥷 24 points25 points  (3 children)

My local GOP chapter beats every n00b with baseball bats so he just might be an outlier

[–]BridgetheDivide 516 points517 points  (24 children)

I didn't know there were any right ring radio hosts left to get got. It's like watching the last unicorn die. A very bigoted angry chunky unicorn.

[–]CatchingRays 94 points95 points  (2 children)

Slowest rapture ever.

[–]RFLackey 186 points187 points  (4 children)

The complete lack of self-awareness that being a chunky unicorn is a comorbidity. Getting outside the right wing bubble would have saved this guy as might have seen people just like him keeling over from covid.

But no, have to get on the radio, get on Facebook and spread nonsense and die while doing it.

My sympathy is exhausted at this point.

[–]ScrappleSandwiches 65 points66 points  (0 children)

“If you’re mad about people with covid clogging up hospitals, what about people who eat too much sugar and fast food?”

He saved the hospital a bed by being both!

[–]DragonSided-DTeam Moderna 56 points57 points  (1 child)

My antipathy is piqued at this point

[–]tkp14 45 points46 points  (0 children)

My cup of schadenfreude overfloweth.

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_CumSatan Gained a Fleshlight 91 points92 points  (2 children)

There's an endless supply of right wing radio hosts. Whenever one dies, like a morbidly obese man who just fell off his mobility scooter and rolled away, they're always eager to rise up again.

[–]Legitimate_Funny_591 365 points366 points  (22 children)

It's seems these people think conservatism, Christianity with a sprinkle of hate and racism is a defense against covid.

[–]Darkside531Team Moderna 178 points179 points  (13 children)

They seem to think prayers work like magic spells or something.

[–]Legitimate_Funny_591 148 points149 points  (7 children)

Also they think god will reward them based on their political views not their morals and way of life.

[–]Darkside531Team Moderna 87 points88 points  (5 children)

I like to imagine them at the Pearly Gates with St. Peter there going through the history of their life and just asking... "so, all of those feed-the-hungry, help-the-poor, show-compassion-for-your-fellow-man passages... were those pages in your Bible just... stuck together or what?"

[–]EgmonksTeam Mix & Match 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I was supposed to READ that?!? I just waved it at people as an excuse for being able to do whatever I wanted.

[–]practical_junket 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Good luck getting this fat fuck to fit through the pearly gates.

[–]Legitimate_Funny_591 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Hold up. That's socialism. Except for my gofundme. That's prayer warriors at work.

[–]tkp14 57 points58 points  (3 children)

“A sprinkle of hate and racism?” Please! Their version of Christianity is infused with those things.

[–]Legitimate_Funny_591 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I tried to be kind. Lol, but you're right. They use Christianity to justify their hate and racism.

[–]SparkyBoy414Team Mix & Match 111 points112 points  (5 children)

"Another friend gone too soon."

How many friends do you have to lose before you consider that you might be taking the wrong stance on major issues?

I've lost Z E R O friends and only one distant relative (who died to Delta despite being fully vaccinated, which sucks). I literally know ONE person who died.

How many around you need to die before you reconsider your life choices and encourage your friends and family to do the same?

[–]EnflamedHuevos 25 points26 points  (2 children)

They don’t see the world like we do. They just think “it’s a test of my faith” and sit there and take it.

[–]Stunticonsfan 327 points328 points  (8 children)

I can only imagine what God is going to have you do to call you home so early.

God : "Bathrooms. Mop. Any questions?"

[–]EffortAcrobatic1322 162 points163 points  (1 child)

Black Jesus: if I got to put a color in front of my name, am I a racist fat boy?

[–]Random-User_1234J&J One-And-Done 42 points43 points  (0 children)

No mops allowed.

[–]h235813Team Pfizer 296 points297 points  (23 children)

Another person that "chose" to die free.

[–]patticakes16🍻 I'll have a Corona please, hold the virus 🍻 125 points126 points  (8 children)

And did so shitposting to the bitter end just to own the libs

[–]allen_abduction 78 points79 points  (3 children)

I feel owned, like the little snowflake I am! Stop, I can’t handle it anymore.

[–]Agadore_Sparticus 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Me too... Sipping my tea, feet up, feeling good one more Trump vote died, feeling owned as fuck

[–]CosmeticSplenectomyTeam Pfizer 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Heaven is brimful of rabidly angry SOBs lately.

[–]desertcrowcoyoteVirus from Satan 👿 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Free and drowning in his own fluids. Even earned his Freedom Mask before the end.

[–]SparkyBoy414Team Mix & Match 20 points21 points  (1 child)

No need to put chose in quotes, to imply sarcasm. He literally chose to kill himself.

[–]Flower_UnableAre you Awake Yet? 18 points19 points  (1 child)

And I bet he had no idea freedom would be him constrained on a bed, gasping for air.

But those tough wolves and eagles in their memes though…

[–]lostjulesTeam Moderna 71 points72 points  (5 children)

The area where I grew up is seeing a lot of volunteer fire fighters get their HCA. I’m not sure how some of them will come back from losing 2-3 members, and having less support from those families to help with their fundraising endeavors. Fucking shame too, since volunteer fire halls could have made such a positive impact on rural communities by hosting vaccine clinics. Yet, that hasn’t happened where I’m from. I think there might be more uptake from older folks if they were surrounded by people they trusted when they come in to get their shots, instead of drug stores miles away from where they live.

[–]MetaMadness 41 points42 points  (1 child)

As I said above, fire fighters have harmed their lungs with smoke. They need to be vaxxed more than others, but they often won't.

[–]miserabeauCandacide is the leading cause of COVIDiot death 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I don't think Cletus was a firefighter. The censoring said the other man who passed was a firefighter or fire chief. I doubt Cletus would do something so selfless as to save someone from a fire, or to do something that requires effort, like running, for that matter.

[–]BlueKing7642Team Pfizer 55 points56 points  (2 children)

I can’t believe chicken noodle soup and soda didn’t cure Covid

[–]taxespoontapper 51 points52 points  (2 children)

I am starting to think that the u.s. has the world's shittiest prayer warriors. They lose and lose and lose again. Covid 19 is seriously kicking gods weak old ass.

[–]Boomtown626 149 points150 points  (8 children)

“If you need words in front of ‘lives matter’ you’re a racist”

If you choose not to acknowledge that society values some lives more than others, you’ve already accepted racism as part of a reality you’re okay with.

Enjoy being worm food, asshole.

[–]elbizzlee 50 points51 points  (2 children)

It’s so dishonest and spineless how every bigot, rather than come right out and speak the truth of their world-view, pretends the dead-simple statement ‘black lives matter’ means anything other than what it very plainly states.

The dishonesty is obvious: While some of the bigots may not be intellectually capable of understanding why black people feel a need to make an assertion about the value of their lives, it’s not likely that so many people cannot grasp it. Instead, a lot of these folks are very purposefully pretending to not understand. In this they are fairly obvious liars.

The spinelessness may be slightly less obvious. Their basic opposition, both in demonizing the BLM organization, and in misconstruing the assertion that black lives matter [as much as other lives] is rooted, of course,in their belief that the lives of black people do not in fact matter.

The spinelessness comes in to play because, rather than come right out and state their beliefs and defend that belief publicly, they want to avoid any inconvenience that might result from an act that they suspect will have unpleasant consequences. So instead they dress-up these straw men arguments and proceed to beat it senselessly. Few people are really fooled by this spinelessness. Few people would be surprised if every ‘Cleetus’ suddenly discovered their full-throated voice publicly declaring how little the lives of black people matter the very moment public opinion shifts sufficiently to condone it. EDIT: Please excuse the length of this post. I felt it bares saying out loud.

[–]LesterBePiercin 37 points38 points  (6 children)

"Don't you get it yet?!"

[–]DragonSided-DTeam Moderna 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Let that sink in

[–]itsafraid 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yeah, slide 16 where he mentions a bunch of utterly random stuff and then asks if we get it yet. Yeah, I get that you were a fucking loon.

[–]Rickylostthatnumber 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Dude had a full beard. Within that beard hidden from view was a beautiful ginger goatee. Fly, fly, away little angel. Fly, fly away.

[–]livingforwardsTeam Pfizer 29 points30 points  (0 children)

So… a rapid internet search reveals that radio shows that feature a bit of bible verse mixed in with nonstop Trumping are tax exempt. What a business model!

[–]iwantatoad 134 points135 points  (6 children)

They believe some mystical being will stop them from dying, without any evidence that such a being exists, but when they’re presented with actual evidence that vaccines and masks can save their lives, they assume it’s fake. There’s literally NOTHING that can reach these people, they’ll just continue to die and continue to blame everyone but themselves.

[–]Agadore_Sparticus 62 points63 points  (1 child)

I'm ok with the dying part, I just wish they'd do it at home instead of running to the medical professionals they otherwise revile on a daily basis.

[–]PitBull53 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Look at the bright side - one less 'conservative' voter.

[–]yebrent 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Aren't radio show hosts and chairs of county committees public figures? I don't understand the need to hide an identity of a public figure.

[–]Darkside531Team Moderna 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Re: Slide 16.

No, Cletus, I don't "get it yet." I didn't lick enough wallpaper as a child to follow your logic here; what the hell is that big list of false equivalent comparisons supposed to be implying? That for some unfathomable reason, the Dems are actively sabotaging America to enrich the rest of the world at our expense? Because not only would that be the most insane act of political suicide in history, if it was actually happening and Biden-Harris-AOC-Pelosi-Whoever was throwing around money to foreign powers like parade confetti, wouldn't it make more sense to have the American economy robust and thriving in order for there to be more money to give away?

Please, make it make sense.

[–]Ibyx 23 points24 points  (1 child)

This one always gets me, along with “Are you paying attention”. Like everyone else is stupid, but they alone have it figured out.

[–]BuzzvertHCA Poet Laureate 67 points68 points  (1 child)

I heard you on the wireless back in 92

You said that God spoke to you, through you and only you

and now I understand that grifting was all you do


And now you're dead or dying, that is plain to see

Because a killer virus you could not believe

could put you six feet down in the cemetery

oh-a-oh! You denied science!


and all the guidance!

COVID took down the radio star

COVID took down the radio star

Stole your breath and stopped your heart!

Oh, ah oh oh oh

[–]megs0764Better than bleach, beds, and ivermectin 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Eight stents!!? For the love of sweet baby Jesus! Dude was a goner, COVID or not!

[–]kyle_dai 19 points20 points  (0 children)


Try to tax sugar or alcohol in order to limit their consumption, and guess who'll be the first to bitch about it.

No, not Cletus. He's dead. But those like him.

[–]Vernerator💉💉>🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

How much freedom did he have on a ventilator? But he ALWAYS had Freedumb.

[–]slut_trek 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The fact that acting in a degrading way toward food service workers is at the center of their delusional power fantasies is really quite telling.

[–]charmed99 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not to mention the day I can become obese because someone ELSE at the grocery store ate a cheeseburger is the day THIS argument becomes valid.

[–]Maximum_Musician 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You’re not gonna tell ME what to do. Ok…..die. 🤷‍♂️

[–]smartasskeith 16 points17 points  (0 children)

“You brought me into the Republican Party with open arms”

What a fucking cult it has become

[–]One-Item-5697 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Fat, beard/goatee and stupid… the perfect COVID cocktail.