Jim Carrey Goes on Ignorant Twitter Tirade Over California’s New Vaccine Law

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277, finally ending vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:

It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this week talking about how their “choice” to put children in harm’s way has been taken away from them.

Leading the charge last night was actor Jim Carrey — who, not coincidentally, used to date Jenny McCarthy.

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Unvaccinated Child in Spain Dies from Diphtheria

Earlier this month, I posted about a couple in Spain that didn’t get their six-year-old vaccinated even though it would have been free. That child was later admitted to the hospital with diphtheria, which hadn’t been seen in the country since 1986.

The parents later said that they were “tricked” by anti-vaccination groups and would have gotten the vaccination if they just had proper information.

But it’s too late now. I’m sorry to say that the child died yesterday morning:

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California Assembly Passes Tough Vaccine Law, Banning Exemptions on Basis of Belief

California lawmakers deserve a lot of credit for what they did yesterday, with the State Assembly passing SB 277, a law that finally ends vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:



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A Reminder of Why Gov. Bobby Jindal is an Awful Candidate for President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest GOP candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 ring. While I’m sure readers of this site have no plan to vote for him, it’s worth remembering just why that is.



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Disney May Be Developing a Film About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010’s Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), which included Darwin as a mere side character, did considerably better, but let’s face it: You didn’t watch it. Hell, this is probably the first time you even heard about it.

But if Disney gets involved, maybe that will change…

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