12 October 2014

An observation

Ebola deaths in US:  1 so far

Obesity-related deaths in US:  300,000 per year

And yet Ebola has got the lunatic right wing in a state of absolute hysteria at the President (whom they somehow blame for it), after they worked themselves into a frothing rage at the First Lady because she's trying to do something about obesity.  And we wonder why these people are clueless about stuff like global warming or economics which are actually complicated.

4 Comments:

Blogger LadyAtheist said...

It's a BLACK disease! and it's FOREIGN!

Obesity is quite American and knows no race

12 October, 2014 14:22  
Blogger Frank Moraes said...

Ha! That's a great point about obesity. I just wrote my first Ebola article about pretty much the same thing. I just can't get over this: one death. I don't mean to minimize a death, but a public health emergency requiring blanket coverage this ain't. My example is that roughly ten pedestrians in the US die each day. I noted, "The most likely way that Ebola will kill you is if you are so worried about it that you get distracted crossing the street and get hit by a car." Of course, that is assuming said American walked any further than to and from his car.

12 October, 2014 14:53  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

The cringe fringe is labeling Obama the "Ebola President." This was just another opportunity for them to be even stupider than normal.

They never miss a chance to top themselves.

12 October, 2014 16:52  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Lady A: True, they like to focus on things that can be blamed on an outgroup. A crisis is boring if it doesn't create an excuse to denounce somebody.

Frank: Good point about getting distracted. It wouldn't surprise me if that's already happened somewhere.

Shaw: Which shows how they're abandoning the useful role of a normal opposition party. There are valid criticisms to be made of the official response, but the Republicans aren't making them because they're too busy spouting utter lunacy.

14 October, 2014 04:36  

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