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Texas Republican: "Vaccines are sorcery"

Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:51 am

Sadly, neither of these sources are the Onion

Texas lawmaker Jonathan Stickland called vaccines "sorcery" Tuesday in a social media post criticizing a vaccine expert.

Stickland – a state representative who describes himself as a "Christian Conservative" and a "Liberty Loving Republican" in his Twitter bio – made the comment as part of an extended critique of vaccines and the scientific community.

The exchange started with a tweet by pediatrician Peter Hotez lamenting the upward trend of Texas children exempted from vaccines. Hotez – a vaccine expert and founder of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine – said the "children of #Texas have been placed in harm's way for the financial gain of special & outside interest groups."

"Mind your own business," Stickland replied in part to Hotez, alleging that his vaccine advocacy was "self enriching 'science.' "

Hotez said he does not take money from the vaccine industry. His role as a Texas pediatrician and scientist makes the issue of rising vaccine exemptions a part of his business, he said.

"Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime. Like every other business," Stickland tweeted. "Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It’s disgusting."

Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime. Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It’s disgusting.

— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) May 7, 2019
Stickland claimed "vaccines are dangerous" and compared government involvement in vaccinations to communism.

Hotez blames "an aggressive anti-vaccine lobby" for a surge in Texas children exempted from vaccinations, Newsweek reported.

“It looks as though there are a few bad apples in the Legislature who will do almost anything for those funds and recognition, including the endangerment of children and attacks on pediatricians and medical school professors,” Hotez told the publication.

The USA is struggling with a historic resurgence in measles cases. The longer the outbreaks continue, the greater the chance that measles will again become entrenched, health officials warn.

You are bought and paid for by the biggest special interest in politics. Do our state a favor and mind your own business. Parental rights mean more to us than your self enriching “science.” #txlege

— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) May 7, 2019
Texas is among the states reporting measles cases in 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

The disease, which typically kills one or two per 1,000 cases and can cause long-term damage, has made a comeback largely because of pockets of unvaccinated communities.

Some parents reject immunizations because of erroneous information, often distributed through social media.

Public health practitioners regard the measles vaccine, administered along with immunization for mumps and rubella, as safe and highly effective. It provides 93% protection after a first dose, recommended at 12-15 months of age, and 97% protection after a second shot at ages 4-6.

For some vaccine skeptics, distrust of Big Pharma and fear of government overreach motivate their opposition.


My apologies if this already had a thread and that this is news from last month.

But I don't think it can be understated how much damage he is doing to Texas by spouting such bullshit.

This is just nuts.

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:53 am

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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:54 am

Well, those politicians are fucking morons.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:56 am

I am certain that thoughts and prayers would magically stop needles from entering childrens bodies if God so desired.
Has he tried that ?
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Postby The Caleshan Valkyrie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:57 am

Yet another example of ‘Morons say the dumbest shit’.
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Postby Necroghastia » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:58 am

I wish I was more surprised than I was.

And the fucking "science" in the scare quotes. What, does he think the glowing box he's using to go on Twitter runs on magic too?
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Postby New Legland » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:02 am

I thought legislators were elected because they were supposed to be competent?

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Postby Khataiy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 am

I don't doubt that it is, God knows best

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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 am

New Legland wrote:I thought legislators were elected because they were supposed to be competent?

Pfft. You still believe that after 2016?
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 am

New Legland wrote:I thought legislators were elected because they were supposed to be competent?

I wonder how educated the voters in that part of Texas are. Probably not very.
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Postby Necroghastia » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 am

Gormwood wrote:Another Nurgle cultist.


Let's not make them look cooler than they are :p

Khataiy wrote:I don't doubt that it is, God knows best


What is magical about vaccines in the slightest?
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 am

LiberNovusAmericae wrote:
New Legland wrote:I thought legislators were elected because they were supposed to be competent?

I wonder how educated the voters in that part of Texas are. Probably not very.

The state that gave the country Louie Gohmert and Rick Perry.
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Postby San Lumen » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 am

Hopefully this idiot is voted out next year. He only won by a very slim margin in 2018.

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Postby The Alma Mater » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 am

LiberNovusAmericae wrote:
New Legland wrote:I thought legislators were elected because they were supposed to be competent?

I wonder how educated the voters in that part of Texas are. Probably not very.


Remember: Texas is so big, it decides what gets into American textbooks.
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Gormwood wrote:
LiberNovusAmericae wrote:I wonder how educated the voters in that part of Texas are. Probably not very.

The state that gave the country Louie Gohmert and Rick Perry.

But also NASA.
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They magically reduce the demand for teeny tiny baby coffins, so story checks out.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:They magically reduce the demand for teeny tiny baby coffins, so story checks out.

If the voters in the area think the same way as that politician, someone should invest in the coffin industry.

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I’m sorry, I know I probably shouldn’t laugh, but this is too ridiculous.

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LiberNovusAmericae wrote:
Dumb Ideologies wrote:They magically reduce the demand for teeny tiny baby coffins, so story checks out.

If the voters in the area think the same way as that politician, someone should invest in the coffin industry.

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The sad thing is that that kid would probably be fine without vaccinations.
The ones around it - since the parents will probably not keep her in an isolationcell - otoh are at risk.
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Postby Chan Island » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 am

If vaccines are sorcery, then burning witches was more evil and wrong than we could have possibly imagined.

What an idiot.
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Postby Godular » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:35 am

Necroghastia wrote:
Khataiy wrote:I don't doubt that it is, God knows best


What is magical about vaccines in the slightest?


They're intelligently designed. /nod
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