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From the medical business to the media to idiotic women, they all got on the Angeina Jolie bandwagon. For whatever reason she chose breast surgery, plastic or medical – it shouldn’t be our business. But she decided to make it so, so here is my reaction:
A healthy woman is hailed as brave for cutting her breasts because she might get cancer (she still might now, but better odds) I don’t know who came up with the 87% and 5 % numbers and how, but people take them on faith and miss one point: without surgery she might never get cancer. With it, she still could.
Yet the move is praised to high heaven – even elevated at the rank of “a mother’s duty”. NY Times promotes the tweet with the quote about telling her kids they don’t have to fear losing her to cancer. Keep your breasts and you are a bad mommy!
It’s nice how everyone is so cavalier with a woman’s body parts. Waiting for the praise for someone cutting testicles based on an 87% chance.
I have been called ignorant, anti-woman and how do I dare criticize her. I don’t. She wanted to raise awareness, I’m aware and this is what I know:
Genetics is in its infancy – not sure how reliable their cause/effect study is – and is there only one gene involved? The numbers are highly suspicious.
Cancer patients are less and less getting surgery these days. Boosting immunity is the state of the art treatment. With all the early screening, it was noticed that the body takes care of a great number of tumors, through its immune system.
Breasts, ovaries are not just man toys, baby-making organs. They are important parts of our body. Nerves, hormones important to our overall health are there. Lopping them off based on a “maybe” is not bravery in my book.
Oh, and this woman the whole medical science defers to today, used to carry blood vials of her spouse around her neck (they both did, Billy Bob and her) for a strange reason I forgot now.
And a balancing view
Preventive double mastectomies among women in that latter group have shot up by 188 percent since the late-1990s. The steepness of the rise suggests those operations were driven less by medical advice than by women’s exaggerated sense of risk of getting a new cancer in the other breast. According to one study, such women believed that risk to be more than 30 percent over 10 years when it was actually closer to 5 percent. I am concerned that the coverage of Jolie’s decision, if not handled carefully, will add fuel to a culture of fear, to a misunderstanding of risk that could compromise women’s health choices.
Back in January 2008, on what was to become B0botland I was wondering
I won’t gloss over the clueless answers I got from the B0bots, as – it turns out – I was clueless myself. Silly me, I thought that as I have seen in other elections (i.e 2004) they were picking a designated loser.
I had made the mistake of not following the money. Only today as we see the real beneficiaries of this selection – Wall Street, oil company, health insurers and pharma is the answer clear.
The reason I am revisiting this is that many of the villagers that joined the Messiah chorus – Noonan, Quinn, Zuckerman are distancing themselves from the loser.
Back in May, MaamaB predicted and explained this in her scathing play
PATRIARCH #1 (standing up): Look, PRESIDENT Obama, it’s very simple. We can’t have you screwing things up for us now. We’ve gotten used to….a certain standard of living, shall we say, and we can see that you won’t be able to make that happen for much longer. We bought you the Presidency, and we thought you’d have it for eight to ten years. But sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. As you know in politics, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.
So, now, the former swooners are returning into the fold, the staunch right wing only to get this kind of response
The Useful Idiots Begin to Blubber
You know, folks like Noonan and Mort Zuckerman whining about Obama, after they praised him, pushed him, and voted for him in the face of all the evidence that led less besotted observers to see him for the empty suit he was, and is, leave me stone cold. Especially because these are the same snotty jackasses who arrogate to themselves superiority over those of us less “perceptive” folks.
Wait, that sounds disturbingly familiar. It sounds as something I/we used to say.
But wait, there’s more:
Listen up, you punked, chumped boobs: We looked at Obama not through your rose colored hallucinations, but through the cold, clear spectacles of reality. None of what he’s done since has surprised us one bit. In fact, many of us, myself included, predicted it even before his coronation by people like you. Yes, it’s nice that after a year and a half of horrible examples, the truth about him is finally beginning to penetrate your skulls. But why, for the love of god, couldn’t you see it at the beginning, when it was no less obvious, but your understanding of it might have done some good?
Hey, get out of my brain!
OK, now stop reading – the rest is pure wingnuttery – the leftist project of America and such.
But for one second, two groups of people coming from opposite sides met. As the prodigal Villagers who strayed into B0botery return to the dark side whence they sprung, the doormat they find looks very much as the one we put out for our B0bots.
It’s what we’ve been writing since the first awakees returned to reason: Glenn Greenwald, Firedoglake. Jane Hamsher had became the symbol of treason in Bobotland during the healthcare debates, but she still looked down on us, even after realizing her mistake. Some of our reaction as articulated by Riverdaughter
Jane, I will tell you why this woman and some of the rest of us are so angry. It’s because YOU and Markos and Booman and your naive friends who thought you knew what would happen if Hillary was elected decided not to protest all of the slimy machinations of the DNC during primary season.
You took our choice away. Your incredibly high handed and self-righteous decision to support Obama and shut down the rest of the party for the supposed good of that party has lead us to this point.
I could find similar take downs of Greenwald and the following ones, but the point is made.
Here’s again the cry from the other side for comparison:
But why, for the love of god, couldn’t you see it at the beginning, when it was no less obvious, but your understanding of it might have done some good?
And to cover them all, the awesome put down from Cinie
What the hell did the suddenly critical Obots-turned-bewildered-bashers expect from the Spokesmodel-in-Chief? Pundit after talking head after Oblogger is rending their garments, wailing, moaning and gnashing their teeth amidst professions of undying love and devotion to The One of Tingly Legs and Hearts Aflutter despite his clay footed weakness. What, are they all blind, deaf and stupid?
He’s the same guy you voted and shilled for as you shoved his empty shit down the rest of our throats, folks. Remember when “just words” made you just wanna pee your pants on teevee? Or, how you waxed orgasmic when he told you the “oceans would rise,” yadda, yadda, yadda? None of you even said “boo” when Spike Lee said future generations would mark time, time itself, mind you, before, and after Obama.
Mr Postpartisan had money and party buy support in the media – villagers and blogosphere alike. Now that he looks like a loser and he is being dumped by most of his handlers, the cheerleaders of yore are trying to take their toys and go home.
But you can’t go home again.
Some of us (on both sides) remember. And the awakees still refuse to take responsibility for what they’ve done..
Roman Polanski is miffed and boy, do we all get a talking to!. He writes – many times and in each paragraph
There’s scolding to be done!
The narcissistic rapist is outraged that his cushy escape life has been rudely interrupted
had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture,
and for what? For raping a 13 years old?
Polanski is very annoyed with us – and especially with the judge who refused to abide to the wrist slapping code
33 years ago I pleaded guilty, and I served time at the prison for common law crimes at Chino, not in a VIP prison. That period was to have covered the totality of my sentence. By the time I left prison, the judge had changed his mind and claimed that the time served at Chino did not fulfil (sic) the entire sentence, and it is this reversal that justified my leaving the United States.
“Common law crimes”? Sounds like “crimes for commoners. What were they, Roman? Bueler? Anyone?
Of course he, Polanski had to flee the jurisdiction – he was a celebrity damn it! And he already did hard time in the joint for what? An entire Forty two days and NOT even in a VIP prison? Oh, the humanity!
Polanski is outraged that the documentary designed to rehabilitate him (not unlike the interview after the crime bragging he foiled justice) blew in his face
The resulting documentary not only highlighted the fact that I left the United States because I had been treated unjustly; it also drew the ire of the Los Angeles authorities, who felt that they had been attacked and decided to request my extradition from Switzerland,
Roman Polanski is outraged that his victim(“I told him I wanted to go home, but he pulled me back in the room”) – to whom he never even paid the damages the settlement he promised to pay – couldn’t make a criminal case go away
I can remain silent no longer because the California court has dismissed the victim’s numerous requests that proceedings against me be dropped, once and for all, to spare her from further harassment every time this affair is raised once more.
I say, give that celebrity a pat on the back.
Shawshank Redemption this ain’t..
He acknowledged the facts establishing unlawful sexual intercourse with a person who was not his wife. He acknowledged knowing her age. That’s it.
New generations of girls await.
I found this in B0botland – not sure if it’s real or photoshopped
but it certainly irked the faithful
17. I think the last person that ran a cover like this got banned. I’ll leave it
to the mods.
The gushing question in the OP
Is there nothing this man cannot do?
is rudely answered by someone
5. Apparently he can’t stop a war, or close GITMO, or protect the environment,
But hey, the man’s got a dreamy fifteen foot jumper, right
but the mellow harsher is swiftly put in his place
2. And he’ll still be president tomorrow, and you won’t. Snarking on an
anonymous website is so much easier than running a country, huh?
In other news, much gushing over reading of My PetGoat Green Eggs and Ham
4. What a great dad!!
A president we can be proud of!!
Me, I had avoided watching that video until I started to read in many places that M0 looks like she’s had a few. Someone added that they looked like a couple who had an argument and she lost. So my mind went to this scene from the Stand