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Missed vaccines weaken ‘herd immunity’ in children — The antivax movement is child abuse, public endangerment, and profound selfishness, all rolled into one. More here, in related news.
Brit Hume: ‘Jesus Christ’ the ‘Most Controversial Two Words You Can Ever Utter in the Public Square’ Today — As majoritarian conservatives like to do, he plays the victim card. Which is absolutely ridiculous given the profound privileging of Christianity in our social, cultural and political discourse. (Via AmericaBlog.)
Obama on terrorism — Daily Kos TV with a brilliant dissection, from primary sources, of a typical (and successful) Republican lie supported and propagated by Your Liberal Media. If you believe Obama has avoided using the word “terrorism”, go watch this. (For whatever it’s worth, I presume that most of the GOP talking heads aren’t explicitly aware they’re lying. They just don’t fact check their own side’s talking points. And this crap plays well on soundbite TV, while the truth has a much harder job entering voters’ heads, so there’s no incentive for conservative figures to get it right.)
?otD: Do you know any songs from the big chair?
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk (forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.6
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
Posted: 5:06 am Fri January 08 2010 |