Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

I was all set to buy tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie this December. Oops, not going. Mask plus vaccine required.

Well, there’s about three hundred bucks back in my pocket. Too bad about the actors, stage hands, musicians, restaurant staff, bartenders and parking lot attendants who won’t be getting paid from my ticket price. Maybe some big corporate donors will pony up to take care of all the little people who are being protected into the poorhouse?

Joe Doakes

See how bad the state fair is doing this year? I’m going to go out on a short, sturdy limb and say the people saying home from the fair are largely “Karens“ from the metro area (domestic Karen’s, not the ones from Southeast Asia)

At least the fair caters to some people from out of state. The Guthrie is largely in Metro Orleans, which these days means largely a audience of Karens.

Whatever the feelings, or economics, of all of the Guthries workers, the Guthrie is definitely playing to its primary market.

The Guthrie will find donors to get by. Of course, those donations will be money that won’t go to some other place that direly needs it as well.

73 thoughts on ““Protection“

  1. ^ “Two guys come in to an ER. One has COVID. He’s sicker than he thought this would make him. Crashes pretty quickly. Docs and nurses do everything to help him. He needs ICU. Wasn’t vaccinated. Not a hard core anti vaxer. Just didn’t think he’d really need it, COVID not so bad.”

    “The other guy has belly pain. It’s been a month. Can’t find a GP. Waiting for a scan a walk in clinic ordered. Gets a CT in ER and shit it’s pancreatic cancer. Docs and nurses explain it’s early. They can still treat this. He needs a big surgery but we have to delay it.”

    “The ICU is full and after this surgery he’s going to need some time in there. BUT hey? He’s not as critical as the person who had the respiratory collapse with COVID. We have to triage. It’s just that the guy with covid could have really helped the guy with cancer. Big time.” ~ Dr Kevin McLeod

    How is anyone qualified to actually believe they don’t need a Covid vaccine.The first place a Covid patient runs to, scared shitless is the hospital.

  2. The twin obsessions of the troll: Ex-president Trump and the vax status of people he does not know and will never meet.
    Personally, I think that Emery should go door to door in poor, minority neighborhoods asking people if they have been vaxxed and telling those people his childish little vax stories.

  3. I am trying to think of all the things I would ban, because I don’t enjoy doing them, and the people who do them take away my share of health care resources.
    -Sex between men. Nuff said.
    -Fishing. I don’t fish. Don’t see the sense of it. Water can drown you.
    -All boating, other than kayaking, because I like kayaking.
    -Travel outside of the USA. Wherever you go, there you are, but you bring your foreign disease back with you. Sayonara, foreign travel!
    -No immigration, for the same reason.
    -I never drive faster than 75 MPH. No one else should either, Kiss your 300+ HP car or truck goodbye.
    -Why do they have bars? People go to them and drink, and get in fights. Seriously, look at the police report. Lots of police and ambulance calls to bars. I don’t go to bars, so away with them!

  4. Before Christmas the major insurance companies like Blue Cross, Aetna etc are going to raise premiums for the unvaccinated. Enjoy going broke to own the libs.

    Maybe the hospitals should have educational videos for people to watch in the ICU/hospital explaining science, the body and why not to take health info from quacks. Maybe they need to treat misinformation and the body.

  5. Who is Emery talking too in his 6:57?
    It’s like watching some looney on a park bench mumbling to himself about dentists stealing his teeth.
    In the real world, Powerline’s Hinderaker excerpts some bits from a book written by an Aussie investigative journalist who seems to have discovered who approved US grants for gain of function research at the Wuhan virology center.
    All roads lead to Fauci. The only people who can force straight answers from Fauci are in the senate. Go Rand Paul!
    Kind of makes me think of all the celebs who insisted that they placed their trust in Fauci, not Trump.

  6. Rolling Stone has published an article headlined: “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting as Horse Dewormer Overdoses Overwhelm Oklahoma Hospitals, Doctor Says.
    “The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated,” Dr. Jason McElyea said”

    Dr. McElyea throws out bucket after bucket of boob bait for the bourgeois. Oklahoma hicks are eating horse dewormer to protect themselves from covid, and the hospital he works for is overflowing with these overdosed country hicks. Why, some are even going blind! And people with gun shot wounds can’t be treated! Ambulances are too busy hauling the horse dewormer fiends to pick up trauma victims!
    Except is was all a lie:

    Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room.
    With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months.
    NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose.
    All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care.
    We want to reassure our community that our staff is working hard to provide quality healthcare to all patients. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this issue and as always, we value our community’s support.


    All it would have taken to show the McElyea was lying was a single phone call from the RS “journalist” to McElyea’s employer.
    It is the second story in Rolling Stone to condemn podcaster Joe Rogan for pushing invermectin. To me it looks like both stories are part of an effort to “cancel” Rogan, and to “other” him, to message to whoever reads RS these days “Joe Rogan is a person that Rolling Stone readers should hate.”
    It is not intended to be journalism, it is intended to be propaganda.

  7. According to MPR, the National Poison Data system reports that January through August 2021, 1143 people in all of the United States were treated invermectin poisoning.
    So, as usual, we are fed propaganda, not news.
    I wanted to find the invermectin OD numbers for Minnesota. The Minnesota Poison Control System website says nothing about invermectin, but does note that the covid pandemic has resulted in more calls to poison center about people being poisoned by disinfectants and cleaning materials.

    Are more poison exposures happening due to COVID-19?
    Many poison centers across the country have been seeing an increase in calls related to hand sanitizer, bleach, and other cleaning products. This is most likely due to increased usage of these products as well as routines being disrupted and more time being spent at home.


  8. 71% of Minnesota adults/voters are vaccinated — why do individuals such as you think those people are opposed to vaccination?

    It has been my experience that the vast majority of suburban adults/voters —particularly women — are looking to ensure that their kids are safe in school and want to reduce their exposure to COVID — not increase it as Republican policies would do.

    Woolly wrote — “Also another miserable jobs report”

    States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Saw Limited Impact on Job Growth

    Until a small portion of the public decides to get vaccinated both the economy and hiring will be held hostage to the vestiges of the ebb and flow of the pandemic. The decisions of a few not to get vaccinated are clearly holding back the many at this point.

  9. Emery, of course, has been wrong about virtually everything, including the Brexit vote, Hillary’s “landslide” victory over Trump in 21, and that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election.
    He still believes in that last one, although the only evidence we have of “Russian collusion” with an American presidential candidate is Hillary using Russian intel for oppo research on Trump.
    Ironic, isn’t it.
    Emery is not a person to be taken seriously. Might as well listen to the wind blowing.

  10. Lol, a list of screenshots showing big name libs, falling head over heels for the Great Rolling Stone Invermectin Hoax.
    All of these esteemed journalists, and not one bothered to pick a up phone to check on a shady, single-source story from someone that they never heard of before.
    Some dumb as f*ck guy claiming to be a doctor gets interviewed on some program no one has heard of, and because what he says pushes all of their anti-maga buttons (Oklahoma, invermectin, dumb hillbillies) they give it their stamp of approval.
    Kind of reminds me of the Trump years.

  11. ^ I think there’s a good chance Woolly will look back 30 years from now at this stretch of his life and say, “WTF was wrong with me?”

  12. ^ I think there’s a good chance Woolly will look back 30 years from now at this stretch of his life and say, “WTF was wrong with me?”

    No, he won’t. He’ll be dead of Covid, unless he already died of Net Neutrality or soon will die of Global Warming, gasping his last as the St. Croix boils away.

    So, no worries.

  13. Interesting and fun to watch Rolling Stone wiggle on the hook. They have changed the title of the fake news Invermectin story from “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting as Horse Dewormer Overdoses Overwhelm Oklahoma, Doctor Says” to “One Hospital Denies Oklahoma Doctor’s Story of Ivermectin Overdoses Causing ER Delays for Gunshot Victims.” This is followed by an ES declaimer that includes this information:
    “The National Poison Data System states there were 459 reported cases of ivermectin overdose in the United States in August. Oklahoma-specific ivermectin overdose figures are not available, but the count is unlikely to be a significant factor in hospital bed availability in a state that, per the CDC, currently has a 7-day average of 1,528 Covid-19 hospitalizations.”
    The disclaimer ends with “. . . other hospitals that the doctor’s group serves did not respond to requests for comment and the doctor has not responded to requests for further comment.”

    And then they print the original, now debunked story below it.
    I guess that this is some o’ that “fake news” Trump was always going on about.
    One is left to wonder why RS didn’t pull the story. They didn’t source it, they never talked to the doctor.

    As Glenn Greenwald commented, “The only reason Rolling Stone is calling this an “UPDATE” as opposed to what it so plainly is — a RETRACTION — is because liberal outlets know that their readers don’t care at all if they publish fake news as long as it’s done with the right political motives and goals.”

  14. Almost 25% of the daily US Covid deaths are in Florida. This wave is interesting because it is pretty hard to go above pre-vaccination waves. It’s almost double.

    With vaccines readily available — Florida is more contagious and deadly than most 3rd world countries. The peak of moral bankruptcy.

  15. Woolly — you remind of a dog who chases cars and wouldn’t know what to do if he caught one.

  16. Let’s continue our chat about the Great Ivermectin Overdose Hoax of 2021, shall we?
    The RS has discovered that there have been 456 cases of ivermectin overdose reported in all of the US in all of 2021. This includes people who were prescribed medical grade ivermectin. They are about 25% of the overdose cases. and These are the cases reported to the national poison center, not hospital admissions.
    Do you know how many people were taken to ER for opiod overdose in 2020?
    Over 300,000.
    If you are stuck waiting for an open bed in the ER, it ain’t because of the people who OD’d on ivermectin. It’s the damn junkies that are needlessly and purposely harming their health while using a lion’s share of health resources.

  17. Do we really want to get into a discussion about who uses the most health resources for stupid, selfish, irresponsible reasons in the US? Is that a discussion the democrats really want to have?

  18. I find it hilarious that liberal news is susceptible to similar viral frauds to the ones that plague rightwing media.

    I’m (not) shocked — that Woolly has his nickers in a bunch over Rolling Stone. But then, Rolling Stone is an unserious publication. Maybe ivermectin can cure brain worms

  19. For the record, I will post this story, showing many, many lefty publications retweeting with approval the debunked RS ivermectin story — including The Guardian, Rachel Maddow (of course) and other MSNBC’rs, Newsweek, NY Daily News, the “moderate” “The Hill,” Daily Kos, Occupy Democrats, and various well-known liberal pundits. They really, really wanted this story to spread to the NY Times, WaPo, etc.
    This is what “drinking the kool-aid” looks like.
    The best example of psychological projection I’ve seen since the failed “Russian Collusion” hoax, which was fueled by leaks to Hillary’s oppo-research team by — you guessed it — Russian intel.

  20. Another embarrassing ivermectin fail, this time from the AP:

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In an article published Aug. 23, 2021, about people taking livestock medicine to try to treat coronavirus, The Associated Press erroneously reported based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health that 70% of recent calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center were from people who had ingested ivermectin to try to treat COVID-19. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said Wednesday the number of calls to poison control about ivermectin was about 2%. He said of the calls that were about ivermectin, 70% were by people who had ingested the veterinary version of the medicine.

    Yeah, those rubes in Oklahoma and Mississippi are so dumb they’ll believe anything that confirms their maga biases.

  21. ^ My thoughts are you should stop over reacting to every dramatic headline you see. It’s not clear to me what the Ivermectin fail is other than the one dumb Oklahoma story that got aggregated. It’s kind of ironic that the folks who call vaccinated people “sheeple” are the same folks taking a barnyard animal de-wormer.

    The most important public health story by far, isn’t MSNBC’s or Rolling Stone’s big Ivermectin fail but the vaccine denial led by a mix of institutional (Fox) and independent voices. It’s kinda galling to see so many smart people miss the forest of vaccine denial for the tree of Ivermectin BS.

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