Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

There’s still time to change your Christmas holiday itinerary

No beaver for you, pervert!

No beaver for you, pervert!

Bowing to international pressure, Danes ban bestiality.

Denmark has finally vowed to ban sex with animals because the practice is ‘damaging the country’s reputation’ as well as being non-consensual.

The country has become a magnet for animal sex tourists in recent years and has even seen a surge in animal brothels – as bestiality is banned almost everywhere else in Europe.

Danish agricultural minister Dan Jorgensen said he will outlaw the act – closing the legal loophole following mounting pressure from the international community.

“These  cuddly creatures are just like American college girls”, Jorgenen told FWIW, “they’re incapable of giving informed consent and must therefore be protected by, and from, big, strong men.”

Bestiality has been illegal in England since 1290 under the reign of Edward I, but many of our European neighbours including France, Germany, Belgium and Holland have only outlawed the practice in the last ten years.

Fortunately for the culturally liberal, bestiality is still legal in Finland, Hungary and Romania and, or so it’s rumored, Greenwich Democratic headquarters, in Cos Cob.

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State Department has identified the most pressing issue facing the U.S. and surprise: it’s not Ebola

Didn't you say it was a state dinner with tutus?

Didn’t you say it was a state dinner with tutus?

We need more queers and transgenders in the diplomatic corp, John Kerry announces.

[I] t’s … about showing the world we mean what we say and say what we mean,” Kerry said in a statement to The Washington Post. “It’s tough to tell other countries to provide equal opportunity if we’re not living that out ourselves.”

…. “I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well,” Kerry reaffirmed at a Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies event at the State Department in June.

While the leader of the free world golfs his way towards retirement, Mr. Kerry is still on the job, protecting the interests of this proud nation.

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Answer: no

Don’t liberal women even care that Democrats treat them so patronizingly?

Governor Cuomo dresses his campaign bus like a box of Tampons.

“He’s speaking to me,” Betsy Cabot Lodge Lyman, Williams College 2006, told FWIW, “and that’s so empowering! It means he likes me! He really, really likes me!”

Barf Mobile

Barf Mobile

 

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First they banned talking on cellphones while driving, and I remained silent …

Admittedly, it can be a little distracting but still ...

Admittedly, it can be a little distracting but still …

Then it was texting, and now our police have arrested a man for weaving while driving. Oh, when will it end, when will it ever end?

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Profiles in courage

Pink Badge of Courage Award to Peter Tesei

Pink Badge of Courage Award to Peter Tesei

Throwing caution and precedent to the wind, First Selectman Peter J. Tesei has publicly endorsed his fellow Republican Livvy Floren for state representative.

“It’s simply not true that I waited until Abrams withdrew and Livvy no longer had an opponent with voters I might offend,” Tesei told FWIW, “I did this because it was the right thing to do – harumphh.”

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And we all should be afraid of this extortionist

Jessie Jackson: Eric Duncan died from Ebola because of racism

Here’s the nurse, Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while caring for Mr. Duncan.

The odds of Nina Pham receiving an apology from Reverend Jackson are probably far less than her own chances of survival.

Nina Pham

Nina Pham

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On the other hand, nurses should probably be more afraid of Ebola

Par for the course

Par for the course

No training on handling patients with infectious disease, no equipment, and no budget.

Full protection against Ebola involves special gowns, gloves, a face shield and a mask, and putting on and taking off the various parts is “a slow, deliberate process with lots of steps” which takes about six minutes each way, [professor of epidemiology Eli] Perencevich said in a telephone interview.

“The thing that’s most concerning is that people just don’t have experience with this and they may accidentally put a dirty glove to their face or touch something with their hands, and eventually the hand goes to the mouth,” he said.

Hospital administrators “are like ostriches with their heads in the sand, they keep telling our nurses there is a plan and the nurses say there is no plan,” Burger said in a telephone interview.

Many nurses have been directed to look up the recommendations on the CDC website or they are handed one sheet of paper and given a kit with Ebola equipment in it, but they haven’t received training on how to use it, Burger said.

Funding is another obstacle, as budget cuts are hurting hospitals’ ability to hire experts and equipment, according to some physicians.

“Infection control budgets have been slashed,” said Judy Stone, an infectious disease expert who works at various hospitals in Pennsylvania.

At one hospital she visited, she was alarmed that each room didn’t have its own stethoscope, which meant physicians could be carrying drug-resistant bacteria from room to room. When Stone protested, she was told there wasn’t enough funding to buy more stethoscopes.

Whether it’s Ebola or some other unpleasant virus, sooner or later, we’re going to get hit by one of these things and despite the assurances that we’re not the third world and our modern health care system can handle it, that doesn’t seem to be true.

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Even scarier than Ebola: a health care worker with no patients

NurseNurse accused of killing 38 patients she found annoying

Cops arrested a nurse in northeast Italy in connection to the deaths of as many as 38 patients, who she might have killed because she found them — or their relatives — annoying, officials said.

Police have the cell phone of Daniela Poggiali, 42, which included a photo she snapped a few months ago of her giving a thumbs up next to a patient who had died moments earlier, according to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper.

“I can assure you in that all my professional years of seeing shocking photos, there were few such as these,” prosecutor Alessandro Mancini said.

Poggiali, who lives in the town of Lugo, was taken into custody over the weekend and booked for the alleged slaying of 78-year-old patient Rosa Calderoni who died from an injection of potassium.

Calderoni had been admitted to the hospital with a routine illness before she died unexpectedly. Tests showed she died with a high amount of potassium, which can provoke cardiac arrest, in his bloodstream, according to the Central European News.

Her death triggered an investigation and found that 38 others had died mysteriously while Poggiali was on duty, the news agency reported.

One of Poggiali’s fellow nurses described her as a “cold person but always eager to work,” according to CEN.

Another one of Poggiali’s colleagues said the accused nurse was once reported for giving powerful laxatives to patients at the end of her shift to make work tougher for nurses working after her.

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Today it is – last week’s flavor was global warming

WHO's afraid of global warming?

WHO’s afraid of global warming?

WHO, Oct.13, 2014: Ebola is the worst health threat seen in modern times.

WHO, 2005: global warming kills 150,000per year, will double by 2030

Earth’s warming climate is estimated to contribute to more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses each year, according to the World Health Organization, a toll that could double by 2030.

WHO has shown a similar alarm when creating the H1N1 “pandemic, and even Y2K. A cynic might wonder whether crisis is the lifeblood of funding for organizations like this.

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Once again, The NYT shields its readers from an inconvenient truth until it can no longer hide it

Viewership of MSNBC has “quietly” evaporated.

Though it has mostly happened quietly, which may be a comment on the cable network’s larger status in the media landscape, MSNBC has seen its ratings hit one of the deepest skids in its history, with the recently completed third quarter of 2014 generating some record lows.

[An] executive, who asked not to be identified because of potential future business with MSNBC, said Ms. Maddow remains a draw, but her format has grown tired. “In terms of Rachel, everybody knows every night what she’s going to say,” he said. “The network just doesn’t surprise you.”

Over on the blogosphere, MSNBC’s ratings have been a the butt of jokes for years, but hey, news travels slowly on the left.

It doesn’t help that the channel has hosts who “report” that Ebola is the fault of “Red State” governors, or, even sillier, the NRA. Kind of makes them look dumb.

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But of course

Why won't you let me retire?

Why won’t you let me retire?

Democrats blame Bush for Ebola. Glenn Reynolds observes, “its funny that the GOP controls one half of one third of the government, but somehow everything bad is their fault “

Funny.

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Price cut on Richmond Hill

Friends don't let friends decorate drunk

Friends don’t let friends decorate drunk

37 Richmond Hill, a 10,400 sq.ft. house owned by Oprah’s “pal” Gayle King or even Ms. Oprah herself, has once again had its price cut and is now asking $3.6 million, which was what she paid for it when it was new in 2000. The 2008 asking price was $7.450 million, so there was a little room to adjust to the market in the ensuing six years, but, possibly, stripping out the god-awful decorating scheme might have been at least as effective as a price cut.

UPDATE: Reader RG sends along this snapshot of the two lovebirds, long ago

Do these curtains make me look fat?

Do these curtains make me look fat?

 

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