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Re: “Christie and Paul make concessions to the anti-vax crowd

To: brewengineer
"And blaming immigrants is a bullshit cop-out.…

This is an issue with middle class and upper middle class white people, just as much as it is an issue with immigrants and foreign visitors..."

I checked out your link, it did not address immigrants (legal or illegal), so I surmise that your reason for posting it was to get back to the straw man argument that the sole reason for the measles outbreak (I also referred to strains of influenza that previously have only occurred in Central and South America, part of the same problem).
My point was that diseases that have been eradicated in the US have returned because they have been re-introduced by unscreened illegal immigrants (the legal ones are screened). That is, unless you believe that viruses manifest themselves via a mysterious swamp gas or some other ethereal manifestation?

Also, no one has mentioned that both major Democratic candidates for President in '08 supported "choice" on the issue of vaccinations. Children born in '08 would be over seven years old now, just the right age to contract an "eradicated" virus from an "undocumented" immigrant. I never heard the big announcement that those candidates changed their position, at least until after the present outbreak occurred.

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Posted by Rohry on February 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Christie and Paul make concessions to the anti-vax crowd

It is amazing that everyone commenting on Matt Catastrophe's article have missed the most ignorant assertions made in the piece:

1. The outbreak of measles, and other viruses that were virtually eliminated in the US, have been re-introduced here by undocumented (illegal) aliens from 3rd world hellholes. That is one of the meanings of "undocumented"; they have no records to indicate their disease or vaccination history. This is why the measles outbreak initially started in an area of the country that has had a huge influx of illegal immigrant children over the past two years. Same with the new strains of influenza that have "mysteriously" migrated from Central and South America in the last year and a half.

2. I grew up in the 1960's and 1970's and raised a family in the 1980's and 1990's. The vast majority of people that opted out of vaccinations were New Age, communitarian, back-to-the-land types. I know because I traveled in those circles back in the day. Most of the parents of the people that have been infected by these "undocumented viruses" are left wing true believers, not Republicans, as Mr. Catastrophe contends (many of the infected children reside in Marin County, CA). As usual, he lets his bankrupt ideology interfere with his "truthiness."

The rest of you may now continue your straw man arguments concerning how libertarians/conservatives are trumpeting individual rights over the common good.

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Posted by Rohry on February 12, 2015 at 7:08 PM
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