Shannon from South Carolina said government can't mandate Covid vax -- but knows nothing about other vaccine mandates. Was I too hard on him?
An insult to most rocks I've known, but okay....
No. Truth hurts. I was a Dental Hygienist for over 30 yrs, an asst before that & also worked in PT, rheumatology & General Medicine offices. I went to Dental School & was in all the same classes as resp techs, nurses, medical and dental students. We studied everything from bacteriology to virology, public health, immunology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy & histology. We pored over cadavers, took boards, had to take continuing ed & once we were allowed to be anesthesia certified had to up the education levels even more. So, when some yahoo spurts BS because a friend's balls swell, they read something on the internet or are married to a HCW it enrages me to the point I think my head will explode. They'll take ANYTHING but the vax. So, ask him...if he need any meds, chemo, insulin, a pacemaker or surgery who is he going to listen to? The guy across the street who works in a factory or car dealership or a doctor? If one of his kids got into an accident, will he ask a surgeon or the cashier at Winn Dixie? You should've called him much worse. Sadly, for him, it's too late. CTs & false info change the wiring in the brain so he's no better off than a drug addict or alcoholic.
These right wingers play the victim. The moment he thought you insult his wife he immediately snapped into victim mode.
I think it’s because they find it so much easier than knowledge.
Patience is what you have in abundance....ignorance is what Shannon had...in abundance!
Lord John Whorfin just stole the words out of my mouth. "But to answer your question… Nah. You were not too hard, you were way too kind 😁"
I heard your exchange with Shannon live on air. In the future I may have to change into adult diapers just before you show comes on. I laughed so hard hard I almost lost my bladder. LOL
you were fine. Not too harsh and I feel like all the Trumpets need to understand that the door swings both ways. You definitely touched a nerve because his white fragility exploded when you mentioned his wife and education! Hakuna Matata,
let it go. You were
fierce! He was the status quo! There’s documentary footage of New York in 1919 with everyone wearing masks. The Spanish flu killed millions.
I looked this up a few weeks ago… The polio vaccine is far more effective than most vaccines:
“Two doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) are 90% effective or more against polio; three doses are 99% to 100% effective”
As usual you’re extraordinarily patient with stupid people and you allow them to try and make their point — but in front of such a display of willful ignorance, rank stupidity and complete lack of grasp of basic logic concepts, one has to just call it what it is. I am amazed by your restraint. This guy is a shining example of the “I love the uneducated” Shitler supporters. The republican strategy of dumbing down the population has been working well, our only hope now is that they’re so dumb they’re causing their own demise.
But to answer your question… Nah. You were not too hard, you were way too kind 😁
At this point, there’s no being too hard on those who are being willfully difficult to spite Biden and anyone they perceive to be liberal.
I heard this live too, laughed when he started with the “dad gum it”. He didn’t get you weren’t insulting his wife. You made great points about the other vaccines. Plus now they are finding (early info, but still) that the vaccines are good against omicron. So supportive of mandates, Biden tried the carrot with these people and that didn’t work so the stick needs to happen.
Rocks are infinitely smarter than dolts like the idiot you were talking to. Next time, ask them whether they even know what a virus is. All these people are completely clueless on a wide variety of subjects, all of which they undoubtedly failed in high school.
If he were an engineer, which I doubt, and if his wife was a bonified medical scientist (and even some of them even working in hospitals do not want to get vaccinated), which would be a surprise, he was slow (inability to connect logical pieces timely) like a burning rope. One of the principles about proper herd immunity is that at a 100% vaccination rate, even if passed on, it will meet a nano force much greater than itself, covid, and eventually wither away and not mutate. So to Michael Signorile's metaphor, dumb as a rock fits him in this scenario. Furthermore, as I recall, there was never the claim that one could not pass on covid 19 if a vaccinated is infected. Instead, one is most likely not to die from the disease or be seriously ill. And the passing on of the disease should happen only with breakout cases anyway.
Mike, I DO have a tendency to stereotype certain population groups, and I'd say from the accent of your caller that he was of the species "dumb white Southern redneck". This was probably a guy who's also a racist and anti-LGBTQ, along with being a misogynist. This caller is the type of citizen that would vote in Ted Cruze, Marco Rubio, or Matt Gaetz. Or maybe he's in MTG's district in Georgia.
At least Shannon was listening to your show before he called in, so perhaps a few gems of progressive thought from you leaked into his brain before he got off the phone!
I think that doctors are hoping that the arrival of the Omicron variant will push some-anti vaxxers over the edge, and bring them to an injection site.
Thank you for always being patient (at least at first!!) and trying to educate someone like Shannon about the vaccines.
Fuck her….. move to China, bitch