Texas lawmaker gets into Twitter fight with doctor, refers to vaccinations as “sorcery.”

By |2019-05-09T06:25:45-08:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments

This will make your head hurt.

Courtesy of Chron:

Vaccine advocate Dr. Peter Hotez is accustomed to verbal attacks from anti-vaxxers, but on Tuesday the abuse came from an unexpected source: a Texas legislator.

In response to a Hotez tweet that the latest increase in vaccine exemptions in Texas shows its children have been “placed in harm’s way for the financial gain of special and outside interest groups,” Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, let loose.

“You are bought and paid for by the biggest special interest in politics,” tweeted Stickland. “Do our state a favor and mind your own business. Parental rights mean more to us than your self enriching ‘science.'”

When Hotez replied that he doesn’t take a dime from the vaccine industry and that as a Texas pediatrician-scientist who develops neglected disease vaccines for the world’s poorest people, it is “most certainly my business,” Stickland dug in even deeper.

“Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime,” tweeted Stickland. “Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and

Hotez, a Baylor College of Medicine professor of infectious disease, bowed out at that point. But Stickland continued the onslaught with others happy to engage the fight. In a span of an hour, he tweeted that vaccines are “dangerous,” that a doctor concerned about the child’s vulnerability to disease is a “brainwashed commie” and that a defender of science is a “typical leftist trying to take credit for something only The Lord God Almighty is in control of.”

Leave it to a Texas Republican to make a clear and concise argument for his point of view. 

Holy shit, there is SO much crazy here. 

This is why people should stop electing self-described “Christians” to run their state or the country.

Trust me that label does not make them morally superior and if they are promoting their Christian credentials it could be to cover for a lack of education or an issue with mental health.

It happens all of the time. 

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16 Comments

  1. Marthe May 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

    When this guy gets sick, and it’s only a matter of time with that fat belly of his, he’s going to run to a doctor and asks for some of that “science” in a hurry. Guaranteed. Too bad, science can’t fix stupidly.

    • CFR May 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

      I’ll bet you like most antivaxxers that his parents made sure he was vaccinated.

  2. Marthe May 9, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Stupid, not stupidly. Damn auto-correct.

  3. ANON May 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

    The “heavy hand of Government.” Except when it comes to a woman’s right to choose. These crazy knuckleheads need to be shut down sooner than later. They are not the majority!

  4. Anonymous May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Fat, Stupid and Republican is no way to live your life.

  5. Jono May 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Apparently there are enough stupid Texans to elect representatives this stupid. I feel bad for Texans now.

  6. puck May 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    there should be laws to force parents to get their shots. or home school and never let your kids outside-never let them play with other kids. why are Texan boobs always the worse of the idiots? how many children have to die until morons like them get the idea? and doctors SHOULD speak out.

  7. Anonymous May 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    It appears that the texax lawmaker also thinks losing some weight is just sorcery.. when he has his heart attack, is he going to want them to hook him up to machines or is that all sorcery too?

  8. Anonymous in Chicago May 9, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Angioplasty – stat!

  9. Anonymous May 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    He also thinks that men can’t rape their wives.

  10. Anon May 9, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    It’s ‘One-Note Orchestra’ Republican.

  11. anonymous May 9, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Looks like he needs to use some of that Colon Cleanout Tea that Bristol sells to help him lose some weight.

    P.S>Does that Colon Tea fix Full Of Shit? (asking for a friend!)

  12. Anon May 9, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Dumb as a stick.
    And he has two girls, poor things.

    https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/138371/jonathan-stickland#.XNUW4XplAex

  13. ANON May 10, 2019 at 8:35 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/television-film-companies-boycott-georgia-governor-signs-near-total-abortion-ban-20376acdfa3c/

    OT/ David Simon’s Blown Deadline, Killer Films, and Duplass Brothers Productions announced they would stop doing business in Georgia

  14. No Shit May 10, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    OT-FAI-
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    Benson then became belligerent, exposed himself and urinated and defecated where he stood. FPD arrived at the scene where they saw the defecation on the floor and some on the wall. FPD arrested the man and charged him with a misdemeanor.

    Prior to this event Benson had two cases where he had been ordered to not be on the premises of Walmart.”

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