Now she wants to kill us

 

First Family Guinea Pig - "see, hasn't hurt HIS brain cells".

First Family Guinea Pig – “see, hasn’t hurt HIS brain cells”.

First Lady Michelle Obama inaugurates campaign to encourage Americans – especially Republicans, presumably – to drink more Dihydrogen Monoxide, (DHMO), a clear, colorless, chemical compound that’s been labelled “the most dangerous substance on earth”. Will these people stop at nothing?

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25 responses to “Now she wants to kill us

  1. Balzac

    Gee, sounds deadly – can we rely on Al Gore to help MIchelle save us? His extensive knowledge of science will lead him to join her crusade.

    • Many, many people around the world have signed petitions and introduced legislation to ban HDMO and not surprisingly, given the difficulty in understanding the nuances of science, they’re all either college students or liberal lawmakers. We conservatives are just too gosh-darn stupid to get it.

  2. A Buzzard

    Who knew….? Not only all of that stuff cited at the linked URL but fish fuck in the stuff to boot.

  3. AJ

    And remember to stay hydrated; drink plenty of water — the stupid mantra that kills. Most people are unaware that drinking too much water can kill you. As one doctor put it: I’ve seen plenty of people that have died from drinking too much water, but I’ve yet to see anyone who’s died from dehydration.

    ‘Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill’

    ‘In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.’

    “Liquid H2O is the sine qua non of life. Making up about 66 percent of the human body, water runs through the blood, inhabits the cells, and lurks in the spaces between. At every moment water escapes the body through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, among other routes. Replacing these lost stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone. There is such a thing as a fatal water overdose.

    Earlier this year, a 28-year-old California woman died after competing in a radio station’s on-air water-drinking contest. After downing some six liters of water in three hours in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” (Nintendo game console) contest, Jennifer Strange vomited, went home with a splitting headache, and died from so-called water intoxication.

    There are many other tragic examples of death by water. In 2005 a fraternity hazing at California State University, Chico, left a 21-year-old man dead after he was forced to drink excessive amounts of water between rounds of push-ups in a cold basement. Club-goers taking MDMA (“ecstasy”) have died after consuming copious amounts of water trying to rehydrate following long nights of dancing and sweating. Going overboard in attempts to rehydrate is also common among endurance athletes. A 2005 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that close to one sixth of marathon runners develop some degree of hyponatremia, or dilution of the blood caused by drinking too much water.

    Hyponatremia, a word cobbled together from Latin and Greek roots, translates as “insufficient salt in the blood.” Quantitatively speaking, it means having a blood sodium concentration below 135 millimoles per liter, or approximately 0.4 ounces per gallon, the normal concentration lying somewhere between 135 and 145 millimoles per liter. Severe cases of hyponatremia can lead to water intoxication, an illness whose symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, frequent urination and mental disorientation.

    In humans the kidneys control the amount of water, salts and other solutes leaving the body by sieving blood through their millions of twisted tubules. When a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged. Drawn to regions where the concentration of salt and other dissolved substances is higher, excess water leaves the blood and ultimately enters the cells, which swell like balloons to accommodate it.

    Most cells have room to stretch because they are embedded in flexible tissues such as fat and muscle, but this is not the case for neurons. Brain cells are tightly packaged inside a rigid boney cage, the skull, and they have to share this space with blood and cerebrospinal fluid, explains Wolfgang Liedtke, a clinical neuroscientist at Duke University Medical Center. “Inside the skull there is almost zero room to expand and swell,” he says.

    Thus, brain edema, or swelling, can be disastrous. “Rapid and severe hyponatremia causes entry of water into brain cells leading to brain swelling, which manifests as seizures, coma, respiratory arrest, brain stem herniation and death,” explains M. Amin Arnaout, chief of nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

    Where did people get the idea that guzzling enormous quantities of water is healthful? A few years ago Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist from Dartmouth Medical School, decided to determine if the common advice to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water per day could hold up to scientific scrutiny. After scouring the peer-reviewed literature, Valtin concluded that no scientific studies support the “eight x eight” dictum (for healthy adults living in temperate climates and doing mild exercise). In fact, drinking this much or more “could be harmful, both in precipitating potentially dangerous hyponatremia and exposure to pollutants, and also in making many people feel guilty for not drinking enough,” …”

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill

    This is but one of many articles that can be found on the subject — Google it — and another example of the mindless, even dangerous drivel that emanates from the White House. You’d be hard pressed to find a Princeton/Harvard grad more ignorant than Michelle.

    • All of what you say is true, but you didn’t touch on the real number one killer, breathing the stuff!

      • AJ

        Yeah, but nobody nobody is pushing the idea that you should inhale water, and not even Debby Wasserman is that dumb. But the stay hydrated mantra, which is always absent of the associated risk, is prevalent; with most people not even aware of the risk. This sort of mindless sloganism is so typical of Michelle, and in the case of stay hydrated has led to many unnecessary deaths.

    • Sanjay Bigglesworth

      “As one doctor put it: I’ve seen plenty of people that have died from drinking too much water, but I’ve yet to see anyone who’s died from dehydration.”

      You best stop going to that doctor.

      • AJ

        He was referring to moron yuppie types who get goaded into entering Corporate Challenge type running events, out to achieve their “personal best”, who if they don’t drop dead, turn green from participating in the event, NOT third world countries. The likelihood of someone from Greenwich or Scarsdale taking part in some sporting event dying from dehydration is 0. The likelihood of overhydrating is considerable.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      ” You’d be hard pressed to find a Princeton/Harvard grad more ignorant than Michelle.”

      Not at all AJ, her husband fits the bill.

      • Yos

        They’re walking adverts for the sins of “affirmative action” in particular and non-merit based advancement in general.

      • AJ

        Yeah, but the anointed one didn’t go to Princeton, he went to Columbia where he must have been experimenting with some cloaking device because no one saw him there, not even the Ghostbusters, not even with all their sophisticated equipment for detecting shades (phantoms, specters).

  4. Al Dente

    I heard that most people who drown do so in this dangerous fluid. And deadly sharks generally lurk in it as well. Extremely dangerous!

  5. EOSredux

    It’ll be interesting to see if the TV show hosts who are drinking water are drinking studio tap water or expensive waste-your-money bottled water. And if it’s bottled water, which brand? Will it be One brand for all the hosts? And does Michelle drink tap water or bottled water and what does it cost a year to stay in bottled water? I’ve never seen a TV host show what’s in the mug by their chair and I can’t imagine all of a sudden they are going to want to show that its only water? This is insanity, not just that Michelle has nothing better to do with her time, but also that TV shows/hosts agreed to play along with the charade.

    • Cobra

      I always assumed that the “mug by their chair” was much like Jackie Gleason’s (“MMMMMMMMM-BOY, that’s good coffee…” ), filled with a fluid far more relaxing than water.

      • EOSredux

        My point exactly. From Johnny Carson on, I am darn sure not one host has “just water” in front of them. So to pose with water for a week is utterly phony.

  6. Anonymous

    I thought I saw you at Whole Foods this morning! Welcome! I will leave your PTA membership form in Aisle 2.

  7. AJ

    Not the Harper Valley PTA, I would hope.

  8. Funniest piece I’ve seen in quite awhile! The comments had me rolling! (Needed this hilarity with all the other claptrap going on!) Kudos to all!