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Thursday, July 29, 2021

President Biden on Thursday called on state and local governments to use funds from his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to offer $100 payments to individuals in order to incentivize coronavirus vaccinations.

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I've done less for free tacos.

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-07-29 05:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

This is what it looks like when a President has massive balls.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-29 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

For those who chose not to get vaccinated so far, many of them will probably say "See, we were right to hold out. Maybe if we hold out even longer, they'll up the ante."

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-29 05:23 PM | Reply

#1
For some reason, your comment has me thinking of Cheech Marin and Daniel Stern in Born in East LA.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-07-29 05:24 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Is there a subject in which you don't have a stupid opinion?

I apologise, but between you and MadBomber (I don't plonk) it's getting really frustrating. If I didn't know better I'd say your either a contrarian trollbot, or some sad 400 lb. on a bed somewhere who's only form of interaction is to make up dumb useless sides of an argument for fun.

Sorry, but I do feel better now.

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-07-29 05:28 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY SENTINEL
Is there a subject in which you don't have a stupid opinion?

I don't know what they said because I have them blocked but I can confidently say no. Every opinion that account has is dumb as hell.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-07-29 05:32 PM | Reply

plot twist:

When Biden up's the ante it's going to consist people a chance to get the vaccine in the shoulder.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-29 05:34 PM | Reply

Biden also ordered all federal employees and onsite contractors to be vaccinated or undergo regular covid testing. The administration will be applying similar rules to all federal contracts.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-07-29 05:40 PM | Reply

This is a great idea. Get everyone who is not opposed to vaccination but is dragging their feet to get the shots.

It is insane that anyone would need $100 to save their life and that of their loved ones, though.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2021-07-29 05:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

All the $100 gets from me is an eye roll. But I'm glad that he's attempting to mandate the vaccine across Federal workers.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-29 05:45 PM | Reply

I want two-hundred dollars for doing the sane thing on my own.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2021-07-29 06:00 PM | Reply

It is a good idea... but it feels like paying ransom to people who kidnapped our health.

Speaking of our health... spend a little time on this list:

Healthiest Countries 2021

worldpopulationreview.com

the color coded map is great and all, but the list of at the bottom of all the countries positions is telling. Canada is 12 points better than the US, which is situated just above Qatar and Bahrain, and Spain and Italy's is 20 points better.

"Spain's diet is a Mediterranean diet filled with healthy fats and legumes, and less red meat and processed foods. Spaniards also eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and walk almost everywhere that they can.

Spain has the highest percentage of walkers in Europe, with 37% walking to work instead of driving (only 6% of Americans walk to work). Additionally, Spain's universal healthcare program is very successful, and they have managed to lower their rate of preventable deaths to 45.4 preventable deaths per 100,000 inhabitants."

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-29 06:02 PM | Reply

I'll probably end up needing a booster since I was originally vax'd in January. Can I at least get a $25 gift card for the White House gift shop?

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-07-29 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"For those who chose not to get vaccinated so far, many of them will probably say "See, we were right to hold out."

Yes of course it is just brilliant to bet your life for $100! How many have lost that bet already? I wouldn't have delayed my vaccinations by a single day for $100.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2021-07-29 06:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All I got was a slight pain in the arm and this stupid, "Vaccine Champion, sticker.

I at least want a tshirt with that on it... or maybe, "Jab Champ". How about, "I'm NOT With Stupid!".

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-29 06:20 PM | Reply

"Spain has the highest percentage of walkers in Europe"

When I first saw that I misread walkers and -------.

Maybe we should start allowing people to purchase electric mopeds tax free.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-29 06:20 PM | Reply

CA is offering people $50 if they get vaccinated.

But it can only be spent on groceries.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-29 06:42 PM | Reply

Sentinel.

For the last time - being an annoying contrarian is my deal.

If you don't stop I'll have my law firm hit you with a cease & desist.

And - at least put some thought into your thoughtless remarks. Especially if you're not gonna come back and defend em like a man.

Faithlessly Yours,
-Random Internet Weirdo

#19 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-07-29 06:43 PM | Reply

BTW the firm is called:

Dowe, Cheatem & How

I use them since Luvem & Burnem family law closed down ...

#20 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-07-29 06:44 PM | Reply

LOSTANGELES dredges up ancient, overused jokes.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2021-07-29 06:51 PM | Reply

"Maybe we should start allowing people to purchase electric mopeds tax free.
#16 | POSTED BY TOR"

Better yet, get on medicaid and receive a free electric wheelchair.
All you need is a lap blanket but you could steal one.

#22 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-07-29 07:07 PM | Reply

Dowe, Cheatem & How
I use them since Luvem & Burnem family law closed down ...
#20 | POSTED BY LOSTANGELES

Dowe, Cheatem & How is pretty much gone now as well.

#23 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-29 07:17 PM | Reply

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. We'll see if it pays off.

It is a bit of a Boomer Moment to only offer up $100. I'd like to see the states match that.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-29 07:30 PM | Reply

I would like to get reparations for getting the vax early

#25 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-07-29 07:49 PM | Reply

#15

You got a sticker? Man all I got was a happy face adhesive bandage.

#26 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-07-29 08:16 PM | Reply

"Is there a subject in which you don't have a stupid opinion?"

Are you assuming that the part I put in quotes is an opinion that I share?

You shouldn't ASSume. When you do, you make an ASS out of U...

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-29 08:17 PM | Reply

Biden should offer pesos. That would rile up the rubes.

#28 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-29 08:39 PM | Reply

He should offer Bitcoin. That would be more effective in my opinion.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-29 08:49 PM | Reply

I have my vaccination. For the millions of people who have chosen not to get it, I am not sympathetic. Losing their health? Aww.... Losing their jobs? Aww... Losing their medical benefits? Aww... Losing their home from lack of income?.... Aww... No ---- given. I have as much sympathy for them as they do for the people they infect.

#30 | Posted by iloveyou at 2021-07-29 08:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"He should offer Bitcoin. That would be more effective in my opinion."

^^ Speaking of stupid opinions.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-29 09:13 PM | Reply

If you really want some of these folks to get vaxxed, offer them free hunting licenses. Or better yet free ammo. Or better still a free gun.

#32 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-07-29 09:18 PM | Reply

They obviously did some research before making this announcement. The interpretation of the data told them that the cash payout was optimal for the demographics they're targeting.

#33 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-29 09:53 PM | Reply

Bill Gates is a big believer in vaccines. He could match what Uncle Sam is offering. But I suspect that a good portion of people who aren't vaccinated think Bill Gates is part of the plan to track everyone with the 5G microchip in the vaccine.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-29 10:05 PM | Reply

Considering the demographics of who didn't get vaccinated, I wonder if $100 worth of lottery scratch-offs would draw a bigger crowd. As well as saving the taxpayers money.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-29 10:22 PM | Reply

NY did that earlier, and now they are going to offer the $100 pay out that Biden suggested :

Governor Cuomo Announces New 'Vax & Scratch' Program Providing Lottery Tickets for Prizes Up to $5 Million

Individuals Vaccinated at One of 10 State Mass Vaccination Sites Will Receive a Free $20 NYS Lottery Scratch-off Ticket

www.governor.ny.gov

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-07-29 10:36 PM | Reply

You could offer them a Date with Donald.

They would be ecstatic and he would be too tired to talk.

Win-win.

#37 | Posted by Corky at 2021-07-29 11:42 PM | Reply

Y'all need an "old folks" one-a-day.

#38 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-07-30 01:01 AM | Reply

I knew I should have held out.

#39 | Posted by jakester at 2021-07-30 01:04 AM | Reply

OK, I have reviewed the posts and Gal wins today!

#40 | Posted by danni at 2021-07-30 11:59 AM | Reply

She won with her #32 post, BTW.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2021-07-30 12:00 PM | Reply

Y'all need an "old folks" one-a-day.

#38 | Posted by BellRinger

Yeah I always take medical advice from moronic members of fascist cults who deny science and are dumb enough to fall in love with the world's most obvious con man.

#42 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-07-30 05:11 PM | Reply

"Can I at least get a $25 gift card for the White House gift shop?
#13 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE"

I'm selling the sleepy doll complete with pins for $6.99 on eBay.

#43 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-07-31 09:52 AM | Reply

Your shtick is getting sleepy, PhesterOBoyle.
You seem to have lost some of the fire in the belly.
Perhaps it's because life under Biden isn't turning out as bad as you'd hoped?

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-31 10:04 AM | Reply

How many of these covid shots do you think you could take in a day before you get really sick? 5, 10?
$500 - $1000 cash in one day up for the taking.
Collect enough shots and you either live to become a supersoldier, or perish in the dumbest way possible lol.

#45 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-07-31 03:11 PM | Reply

They should pass another round of stimulus, but base payment on vaccination, that way people who are vaccinated don't miss out.

#46 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-07-31 03:44 PM | Reply

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