Trying to scare us with polio, eh? To the veterinarians!
"This message brought to you by your Local Iron Lung Dealer."
"Very mild, like a cold, except I can't walk." Dead. I am dead, lol.
A concrete example of this pernicious nonsense: my best friend from high school and college, a brilliantly talented artist, went MAGA nuts with the '16 election. He first committed career and social suicide and then the actual thing (basically) by refusing to get vaccinated. He died four months ago from COVID-related symptoms and I'll never see or speak to him again because most of the white folks in this country decided to collectively lose their minds. I hate all of this so much!
But query: "...one of Regu-Mate’s uses is to suppress extrus in mares." Srikes me that a medication that does that just has to have awesome black label uses. Can't be god *just* for horses -- well, lesser horses, mares, which are only of value to our betters who invest in racehorses -- and for the condition.
“Rockford polio survivor hospitalized with shiga toxin E. Coli infection from hamburger tartar at polio mixing party.”
The anti-vax movement was tiny before Trump gave them a national stage. Now the world of preventive medicine is waist-deep in mis- and mal-information. Thousands upon thousands of otherwise normal people "do their own research" every day and decide that vaccines are a conspiracy to make everyone autistic and liberal or some other nonsense.
I figure we're not too far away from Trump or DeSantis actively promoting the idea that the only way to prevent heart disease is to contract heart disease naturally, so go ahead America! Scarf down the fries and pizza, potato chips and cheese hunks! Get on the high-salt diet now before there's a national salt shortage!
They called it the March of Dimes, and whose face is on the dime? I rest my case.
I had two brothers that lived in Alaska , about four thousand miles away . We didn't hang out much . We got together maybe 20 times in 40 years. So we weren't real close but in a way we were. One of them recently passed away , my older brother , and my younger brother has been dealing with the estate so we talk pretty often lately.
I was talking to him a few weeks ago and he says" Man am I sick. Pretty sure I got covid again". I said "Again?" He said " Yeah this will be my third time"
I'm like" Bro - they got a shot for that." He says " No way! That shit will kill you."
He's not stupid, though there is definitely something lacking. I don't get it.
Nice piece Roy.
"Won’t get foaled again" was right there
It's funny when you break down these symptoms and the health and lifestyle outcomes, these so-called afflictions are not so bad, not to be feared like open borders and gay marriage. "Just like a cold only you can't walk." Yes. Idiocy is like that, too. Same as being a normal person, only you can't think.
Ironic typo du jour: extrus. Especially since Regu-Mate caused this unfortunate young man to grow a third nipple.
You say he’s taking a stand, but how is he standing with the polio, eh? Fake news!
“suppress estrus in mares”—phrases like that give me instant flashbacks to my childhood growing up on a farm, with a dad who taught vocational agriculture. Only we had Black Angus/Aberdeen Angus cattle, not mares.
Also, even us poor little hicks in the cowtown I grew up in knew better than to take bovine medication. Ubi sunt the common sense of yesteryear?
Roy, a side note- easy on "Judeo-Christian"- as a Jewish person gotta say I don't like that term and other Jewish folks have mentioned that too. We don't actually share values/history/beliefs in a general sense and considering Jews have mainly been persecuted by Christians for about as long as Christians have existed, I don't really like our tiny minority being lumped in with them. And in terms of the likely Hasidic dude in Rockland county- yup the Hasids, much like the Amish, are a kind of insular, low-educated, cult-like crew. They vote en masse for who their rabbi tells them too, and unlike the mainstream threads of Judaism, Hasids are often anti-intellectual (if it's anything outside of Torah or Talmud study), anti-scientist- they don't speak English as a first language, they don't trust people outside their circle. I sometimes try to explain Hasidic life as- it's like if monks or nuns could get married. I'm not surprised at all that loads of them are unvaccinated. I've met some who don't know super basic things about America/history. They were brought up in a cult, they live in a cult.
Good points, but even just for coins, we regularly issue special commemorative ones, but we’ve made basically no real change since the wheat penny.
"This young man is also taking his stand in another way" I don't know if you intended this as a paralysis joke, but 👏🏼