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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Tough New Vaccination Law

No more non-medical exemptions for public school kids
259worldknot
6/30/15 3:10:02 pm
re: #256 whitebeach To be fair, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller wrote the tune.

The Los Angeles Times reports that California Governor Jerry Brown has signed one of the nation’s toughest vaccination bills, mandating that children who attend public schools must be vaccinated against common diseases and that no non-medical exemptions will be allowed. Kudos are due to Gov. Brown for taking this …

Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno)

Fresno Republican Compares Mandatory Vaccination for School Kids to Forced Internment Camps

Good old GOP anti-science fear-mongering
66ozharas
6/09/15 7:14:39 pm
meanwhile..... thelocal.es The parents of a child who this week became the first recorded case of diphtheria in Spain for three decades have said they feel terrible about taking the decision not to vaccinate.

Ted Cruz Says Anti-Vaccination Parents Have a “Religious” Right to Put Children at Risk

The GOP is very quickly morphing into the anti-vaxx party
454tourist11382000
2/05/15 7:26:13 am
In the netherlands it is simple..... If your kid is not vaccinated it does not go to school. The religious nuts (yes we have them) are literally a menace to other human beings by not vaccinating. Its funny that the ...

Rand Paul: Parents ‘Own’ Children, Not the State, So Vaccines Should Be Voluntary

Dangerous stupidity
489Rocky-in-Connecticut
2/03/15 4:32:19 am
Since it appears Republicans and anti-vaxxers nowadays give more weight to personal antidotes over actual scientific evidence, I'll participate: From my own high school and personal friendships, I know personally of 3 college professors , 2 Creative Directors for major ...

Vox Misrepresents Obama’s 2008 Vaccination Stance

Vox spreads misinformation
393Romantic Heretic
2/02/15 4:26:45 pm
re: #368 Kragar Made the mistake of scanning that. Once again I ask myself, "What is it about so many professed conservative's faces that makes me want to punch them? Is there some genetic cause? Did they all have the ...

Obama Urges Parents to Vaccinate Kids, Chris Christie Says It’s a “Choice”

Pro-choice
185KerFuFFler
2/02/15 1:51:29 pm
re: #82 ObserverArt There probably were but it was a long time ago so I don't remember all of the stupidity on display. The anti-vaxx propaganda was what stood out in my mind since it is such paranoid bullshit.

The Best Statement on the Anti-Vaccination Crazies You’ll See Today

“This pediatrician is not putting up with it”
225nkdee
2/02/15 3:47:40 am
re: #10 lawhawk The shingles vac won't necessarily keep you from getting them. It will, however, make them less serious. I had shingles a couple years ago. A friend thought I might have them so I went to the doc. ...

Michele Bachmann (R-Mars): HPV Vaccine ‘Ravages’ Girls

The anti-vaccination candidate
47Justine Defarge
11/16/11 5:40:48 pm
Cervical cancer also ravages girls. Ask my neighbors down the street, who lost their 15-year-old daughter to cervical cancer. I bet they'd be happy to have her with "headaches, pains and seizures" if they could just have her back. Maybe ...

Michele Bachmann (R-Mars) Doubles Down on Anti-Vaccination

Family values
267labman57
9/17/11 12:10:54 pm
Michele Bachmann's banal, nonsensical rhetoric is 40% demagoguery, 20% paranoid delusion, and 40% the result of being an ignorant dumbsh*t. Bachmann and Palin share fundamental character flaws -- both have a propensity toward making snide, petty comments about those with ...

Fact-Checking Michele Bachmann’s Anti-Vaccine Lunacy

The Republican Party’s total war on health science
189Unsympathetic
9/17/11 9:43:28 am
The unfortunate part about the wingnuttery approach to the vaccine: They've got the religion wrong in addition to the science. Their interpretation of the Bible is flawed on many levels. The chief question when you hear someone talking nonsense about ...

Glenn Beck on Faith Healing and Vaccination: ‘Meet Mr. Smith and Wesson’

464thinker
10/18/10 7:58:26 am
One is privileged to threaten more force than he is legally allowed to use - especially in the case of trespassing. But, it could escalate if the one threatened actually feels imminent danger and responds with like force or the ...