Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No Need For Mammograms? Who In Hell Came Up With This Stupid Thought?

I don't whose bright idea it was that it isn't necessary for women under age 50 to get mammograms, but I'm pretty sure it's a man who could care less about his wife, mother or sister's health. A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50 — a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. What's more, the panel said breast self-exams do no good, and women shouldn't be taught to do them.

The public reaction, both medical and lay alike has been considerably negative and a lot of people see this announcement as a money saving plan and a future look at Obamacare and health rationing in action. Even the Obama administration is attempting to distance themselves from the statement. Personally, I would advise any and every woman that I know not to break tradition and to continue with yearly mammograms and breast self-examination.

Author's Note: There is not one oncologist on the panel who made this recommendation.

The News As I See It: President Obie went to China (also known as the People's Republic of Wal-Mart) and, as you know, China is the world's third largest economy, right behind Japan and Oprah. ACORN, is now suing Congress, claiming that it was unconstitutional for Congress to cut off their funding. To prove their case, ACORN has a petition signed by over a million Supreme Court justices.

Democratic New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine blamed his re-election loss on the fact that he has a beard. He said he believes Americans won't elect a leader with a beard. I'll mention that to Abraham Lincoln next time I see him. Disney has installed hand sanitizers to combat swine flu. If Disney wants to get serious about not spreading swine flu, they should get Donald Duck to start wearing pants.

Al Gore, at a global warming seminar in Boca Raton, Florida, was heckled by more than 200 protesters in Boca Raton, Fla. You don’t want to get heckled in Boca. The crowd chanted: “What do we want? Dinner! When do we want it? Four o’clock!”

This Date In History: 1820; Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica. 1883; Standard time began in the United States. 1886; Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States (1881–1885), died in New York at 56. 1928; Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.

1976; Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship. 1978; Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.

2003; The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution. 2004; The UN Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi. This was the first time it had convened outside of New York headquarters.

Historical information about shipping horse manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship. It was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks, and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern....Boooom!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening. After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term," Ship High In Transit" which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T," which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word. I didn't either, I always thought it was a golf term.

Picture Of The Day: The snit of the week seems to be Newsweek magazine's cover picture of Sarah Palin. Ms. Palin calls the magazine cover and accompanying story "sexist." The magazine defends its' cover as journalistic and in step with the daily stories in politics.

Personally, I like Sarah Palin, but I don't believe she is qualified to be president. Then again, I don't believe Prez Obie is qualified either and look who's running the country.

As for the cover picture, I believe most people have a mirror and know very well what they look like each day they walk out the door. Most women would kill to look like Sarah Palin in a pair of shorts and she's pretty easy on the eyes. Hey, it could be worse. Palin could look like Quasimodo or Rosie O'Fat Ass.

Newsweek magazine is a rag whose time has come and gone. Hard print media's time is up and will soon disappear into history along with the horse and buggy. This cover picture breaks from politics and news and reflects the magazine's dying efforts to revive it's readership. Maybe they should have had a fold out....

By the way, the following picture of the bar on the beach has nothing to do with today's post. It's just a visual reminder for me to remember that today's Hump Day and trip to AREA 51 is in order....

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My friends named their dog Carpenter, because he did little odd jobs around the house. 2) It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the fourth or the fifth. 3) Please excuse Jimmy from his doctor's appointment, as he is sick today. 4) I'm having difficulty reading the fine print anymore. I think my eyes are on the blink. 5) I have a doctor friend who worked for 40 years trying to find the cure for Alzheimer's Disease. In the end, he found the cure, but then he forgot it.....and that's five !

Birthdays: My niece, Ashley. Happy Birthday Baby! 19XX, Louis Daguerre, early pioneer of photography 1789, Sir William Gilbert, English Playwright and Poet 1836, Ignace Paderewski, pianist, composer 1860, Clarence S. Day, essayist 1874, Eugene Ormandy, conductor 1899.

George Horace Gallup, originator of the Gallup poll 1901, Alan B. Shepard, astronaut 1923, Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet 1939 Wilma Mankiller, former chief of the Cherokee Nation 1945, Alan Moore, writer 1953, Owen Wilson, actor 1968, Chloƫ Sevigny, actress 1974.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: An widowed older man who had faithfully provided for his family over the years went to the finest hotel on Miami Beach compliments of his three sons. After enjoying the beach for the day, the old man went to his room and ordered room service for dinner.

There was a knock at the door and the hungry old man walked briskly to the door and opened it. Standing there was a beautiful woman with a bottle of champagne in her hand.

The old man said, "Are you from room service?" The woman said , "No, I'm here to give you super sex." The old man thought for a moment and said, "I'll take the soup."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A woman is just starting to get into her bathtub to take a bath when she suddenly she hears a knock at the door. The woman turns and walks naked to the front door and asks, "Who is it?" A male voice on the other side of the door responds, "It's the blind man. I have a box for you."

After some consideration, she opens the door, thinking, "Well, he's blind anyway". The man comes in the living room, takes a good look at the woman and says, "Great tits! Now where would you like the box of blinds?"

It was March 6, 1836. On that fateful day, Davy Crockett woke up and rose from his bunk on the main floor of the Alamo. He then walked up to the observation post along the west wall of the fort. William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were already there, looking out over the top of the wall.

These three men gazed at the hordes of Mexicans moving steadily toward them. With a puzzled look on his face, Crockett turned to Bowie and said, "Jim, are we having some landscaping done today?"

An old cowboy sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "Well, I've spent my whole life breaking colts, working cows, going to rodeos, fixing fences, pulling calves, bailing hay, doctoring calves, cleaning my barn, fixing flats, working on tractors, and feeding my dogs, so I guess I am a cowboy,"

She said, "I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women." The two sat sipping in silence.

A little while later, a man sat down on the other side of the old cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian."

That's it for today my little cowpokes. Remember, be very careful while listening to your i-pod. There is too much sax and violins in music. It's Hump Day and a fine reason to head over to AREA 51 for Happy Hour. More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


Paula said...

Funny funny jokes. Thanks.

Linda's World said...

This mammogram thing is unbelieveable. The medical community is up in arms. And rightly so. The thing that gets me is that any screening is cheaper than paying for the cure of the disease. And even men can get breast cancer... It's just crazy. I wonder what this country will be like in 10-20-30 years? If there's any of us left. Linda in cold and breezy Washington

Frances said...

This panel who decided on no mammograms must be Obama's 'death panel'. It could certainly cause many more deaths from breast cancer. But, let me think, didn't Obie deny having a 'death panel'?? Hmmm..........

garnett109 said...

Ship High In Transit,now we know the rest of the story

Senorita said...
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Senorita said...

I can't believe a US government task force would actually spew such bullshit like that, going as far as to say women shouldn't even be taught to do the breast exam. WTF????

Nice to know you are concerned about our tatas, Jimmy. Are you volunteering your services to help the ladies with their exams ? Willing and able for the cause ?

Anne said...

I had completely forgotten about Jim Jones until your post today. Doc and I were in the Smokey Mts. celebrating his birthday when that happened. That was awful. Anne

Rose said...

I can't stand listening to the News lately.........They shouldn't even call it the "News"...they should call it "Stupid Thoughts"!

Julie said...

I hate getting my mammogram but know its important. Can't believe they are going to mess with that.

Lori said...

I agree that mammograms are important. I plan to keep getting mine each year.

Heli gunner Tom said...

|Just wait until we see and learn about the "amendments" in that same obama-care 'health bill.' Maybe the gov't has put something in the water to 'dumb down' the American public... so as to vote for Obie.

Tom S