THERE ARE PROBLEMS APLENTY WITHOUT INVENTING EPIDEMICS
By MANDE WILKES || Just a day after I published my “annual eye-roll” over breast-cancer “awareness” idiocy, I see that this very web site has taken to the same kind of spurious and lazy handwringing – in this instance about Ebola.
I can only imagine it’s because the topic has been inexplicably politicized.
You know … “Ebola is coming for us all … thanks, Obama!” That’s what we’re hearing from the right, at least. From the left, it’s the flip-side of that same partisan coin: Declarative headlines indicating the issue is a sort of political hoax.
The whole thing is at this point is little more than an extension of all those campaign commercials, albeit thematically it’s more “Gray’s Anatomy” than “Scandal.”
Alarmism and concern-trolling top my personal list of grievances, to be sure – especially when there’s absolutely zero reason to believe that Ebola will affect the nation, much less the neighborhood.
Seriously, a quick consultation with Google elicits a torrent of epidemiological reasons why we’re neither on the brink of an epidemic nor totally out of the clear. Basically? Scientists and biologists don’t know, yet, just how seriously – if at all – Ebola incidences will escalate in America.
Which is to say that both the worrywarts and the worry-nots are plainly wrong, and also way above their pay grades.
In the meantime, for those of you interested in blaming Obama for our national health woes, may I suggest starting with the federal government’s complicity with the food industry … which yields (and subsidizes!) – demonstrably toxic products like sodium benzoate, high fructose corn syrup, phthalates, and GMOs.
Mande Wilkes is a wife, mother, businesswoman, author, etc. residing on the South Carolina coast with her family.
I blame who I want, and that is Barack Obola. (HT to TBG)
I agree. Like Sic, I am no hypercondria. But I know when there is need for concern. And in this matter, there is just that. These younger people think they have it all figured out when they don’t. I do my research. Never been a conformist. But I know bullshit when I see it. Chalk that up to life experience and the wisdom that comes from it.
All due respect to Mande .. and she is very articulate with her writing skills, however, she is still wet behind the ears with much still to learn about life, human behavior, pathological liars, etc. You can not be taught these things in a classroom setting. Sic knows what I am talking about. Anyone can laugh and attempt to belittle me all they wish, I am not phased by it in any respect. But nevertheless, Sic has developed a sixth sense. And that comes from experiences in his own life. And his attackers, who are of course entitled to their own opinions, are the types of critics he has come to figure out as being the typical hate filled mean spirited humans that walk among us. He knows how to handle them. And how? From his experience with critics and the like. I respect Sic. And I am not the only one who enjoys his site. Its a no brainer, that government employees, staff of politicians, lawyers, etc, all stop in from time to time. Not for entertainment. But for … … .
Mande is looking for reactions. And she is getting a few. But on the flip side, she is also getting a ‘response.’
You need to stand up, stretch, and readjust your kneepads.
When you wake up in the morning, do you find it difficult to pull yourself out of your dumpster?
Before you try, first have a snack, perhaps some old cottage cheese and half eaten dinner roll. That will help to give you the energy needed to pull yourself out.
Also, make sure your attempt is before 10am, before the heat sets in. Don’t bother wiping the remnants of your meal off your face with your sleeve, time is a precious commodity and no one expects you to do otherwise.
Sounds like the voice of experience…
Do you also store your precious booger collection under your fingernails for safe keeping?
Do you still play Soggy Biscuit with your chimp friends?
Have you figured out a way to remove the tuba mouthpiece from your colon?
Do you really try to impress the bag ladies with the pine cone collection you keep in your tattered BVDs?
Do you still join the buzzards on the side of the road for carrion feasts?
Do you keep a pet water bug in your spare sock?
Did you deliberately infect yourself with sarcoptic mange mites because you though they would do battle with your fleas?
All original…your turn…
That doesn’t mean you’re right! Why not blame God?
Because it’s more fun to blame Obola.
Because He might smite you?
UP TO 100 AT RISK OF EBOLA EXPOSURE IN TX…
PATIENT FAMILY ON LOCKDOWN…
SCARE IN HAWAII…
UN FEARS COULD GO AIRBORNE…
Doctor dons protection suit to protest…
Is the photo at the top Will’s misshapen dome?
Thats a worse looking thumb. Wow. That’s like a monkey’s thumb scratching a toilet seat.
lol…that’s funny dude
Is it scratching or massaging though? (thumb, not fingers)
where the hell has that thumb been to make it deform like that? oh, never mind.
TBG was thinking of the description, “A d!ck with ears” …
Only a chick could make any comparison between two horribly written and worse-acted rom-coms that drag network TV quality even lower on the “in the gutter / watchability” scale.
But you do have some semblance of a ball sack by throwing one of Fit’s recent “WE’RE ALL DOOMED!!1!” article under the bus.
The only sane voice here.
You just called yourself insane.
If you’re commenting on FITSNews, that’s probably a given.
I don’t think it’s the commenting necessarily, it probably is the reading…
I’m sorry, when did high fructose corn syrup become toxic?
It being put in all our foods is a leading cause of obesity and govt subsidization of the corn industry is why it is so cheap to put it in all our foods.
She lost me at railing on GMOs though.
Got that, but that’s your choice to buy those foods, doesn’t make it “toxic”. Words mean things.
“Words mean things.”
lol, thank you Jack Handey
Sugar is sugar.There are many people who don’t get that;usually homeopaths,anti-flu vaccine,supplement-gobbling types.
lol, it’s a bit ironic, no?
This kind of speaks for itself…
Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola
“This kind of speaks for itself…”
So on every other issue we are not supposed to trust the Lamestream Media but on this issue we do trust the Lamestream Media???????
Simple recitation of fact, nothing to trust or not trust. It’s when opinion and interpretation enter into the reporting that you must always consider the source and the agenda.
This speaks for itself
4 die from Enterovirus
You and your fellow”conservatives” haven’t found a way too blame this on Obama.I ,however, have every confidence you will.
Keep up the good work!
Your Governor appreciates your support.
I’m sorry, where in any post I’ve written about Ebola have I even mentioned the president or politics?
Thank goodness a voice of sanity!
And certainly no surprise that it is a woman’s voice!
DAMN!! I was just thinkin’ exactly the same thing a little while ago, Mande!
Good piece,except when you mention GMO’s All scientific/medical evidence points to the fact that they’re safe,not toxic;another example of media created hysteria..
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feel free to stop me anytime……CDC & our president said it would never arrive in the US… you sit tight. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
Even if that’s true it’s highly doubtful that the infection rate is even 10%.
106,000x can you hear me now?
This is not happening in backwater Western Africa without infrastructure, so it’s not going to happen here with serious medical infrastructure. I don’t trust the feds any further than I can throw them, and I have a bad back. From an epidemiological stand point of what we already know about Ebola and other viruses in that family the infection rate is not going to be high at all even if it gets in to the wild. If this was the 1918 influenza strain, small pox, bubonic plague, or some unknown virus we had no information I’d be worried. Filoviridae family of viruses don’t spread well, and are not very successful as virus go. The Soviets tried and failed to weaponize Filoviridae viruses very unsuccessfully and natural spread is much less efficient than weponized distribution . If anything this is a distraction from something much more important.
“There is no chance that he was infectious on the airplane. He did not develop symptoms until 4 days after the flight.”
On another note, the CDC states that they are scrambling to track down everyone, all 200 passengers, who were on that plane.
I’ve now agreed with two of Wilkes’ articles in as many days. I may have to take vacation or something…
“I’ve now agreed with two of Wilkes’ articles in as many days. I may have to take vacation or something…”
Michael I am so very proud of you!
I may never call you a pompous prick again! LOL
I doubt that very seriously! She’s written 2000 freaking articles- she had to make some sense eventually! Hell, you could even say something normal one night. You don’t know…it could happen… ;-)
EBOLA PANIC: PARENTS PULL CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL
Airlines scramble to track down hundreds who came in contact…
Which is to say that both the worrywarts and the worry-nots are plainly wrong…
That’s not what it means.
Uh, because it spreads the same way norovirus spreads, which is the number 1 cause of gastroenteritis in the US.
Dallas parents fearing Ebola remove children from school
And now, it begins…
Anyone who says that GMOs are “demonstrably toxic” is not to be taken seriously.
I wouldn’t think Ebola was the type of infection ol’ Sic was worried about catching?
“annual eye-roll” idiocy
Let me edit that “daily eye-roll” when u ink a “story”
Obsession? Not! … Its a national story and FITSNews is perfectly capable of investigating it and reporting on it and giving us all an “unfair and imbalanced” take on it.
I suspect that much of the Ebola Panic is pigment-related.
@Mande Wilkes – please list your educational background and professional background in Public Healthcare.