Thanksgiving With Scott Atlas

The Invention Of Thanksgiving by Rui Tenreiro.

Trumpistan’s favorite doctor Scott Atlas is at it again. There seems to be a disconnect between his brain and his mouth. In short, he’s a blurter. That’s probably why the Impeached Insult Comedian likes him so much. As long as he’s useful that is.

Atlas is, of course, an exponent of Herd Immunity and freedom, man. He kicked over a holiday hornet’s nest the other day with these comments:

During an interview on Fox News, Atlas bashed the notion of staying away from elderly relatives during the holiday to protect them from the virus.

“This kind of isolation is one of the unspoken tragedies of the elderly who are now being told don’t see your family at Thanksgiving,” the doctor told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “For many people this is their final Thanksgiving, believe it or not. What are we doing here?”

He argued that “we want to protect the elderly, but we cannot lock down.”

Freedom, man.

It sounds like a recreation of the first Thanksgiving: deadly viruses spread to the indigenous population. Guns and plenty of them. A gun horn of plenty. Sounds plenty plentiful, y’all.

I suspect Scottie agrees with young Charlie Kirk:

I’m on the record as loving Thanksgiving as does Athenae and the rest of the First Draft gang. What’s not to love about gluttony, drunkenness, and football?

In recent years, we’ve played a double even triple header on Turkey Day but not this year. Large gatherings during the pandemic are dangerous. It’s worrisome that up to 40% of Americans plan a large traditional Thanksgiving gathering. COVID fatigue and denialism are a toxic combination. A reminder that 249,000 Americans have died of COVID as of this writing.

Scott Atlas is a dangerous man who only has 64 days left to spread lethal medical disinformation from his White House perch. He will not be missed.

The last word goes to Mary Chapin Carpenter:

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving With Scott Atlas

  1. “What’s not to love about gluttony, drunkenness, and football?” Well, the last two, anyway. I hate turkey.

    1. The sides, Larry, the sides. There’s always ham, duck, or a nice goose.

  2. The other talking point that keeps coming up is probably the most aggravating for me: “Real Murricans don’t need government telling them how to live their lives!” Yeah Blanche, they kinda do. Have you seen the rising infection rates and death counts? More mass graves, this time in Texas, but possibly coming soon to a locale near you. Hospitals and emergency departments across the country are at or near capacity. Apparently people need to be told, in no uncertain terms, how to avoid getting infected and possibly dying. Sadly, that kind of leadership has been absent at the national level for the past nine months, and the president has deserted his post in the face of what he called the invisible enemy.

  3. Charlie Kirk: “The Left has always hated Thanksgiving” … really? We on the Left are the ones in the city missions & manning the food banks the days & weeks before Thanksgiving making sure that people who can’t afford a decent meal get one. The only reason we might “hate” Thanksgiving is because it’s unaffordable for so many people. The same goes for all of our holidays.

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