Protocols of the Elders of Donuts

kingly-donut

Hey … I wonder if the Left’s newly-recovered scruples will spread to their Donut-hating bretheren. Only time will tell.

Oh, yeah — here’s a video interview.

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NAMI News…

Hmm… it seems that National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one of the previously-blogged-about enforcers of political correctness  has some issues of it’s own, being investigated for, ahem, “overly friendly” ties to drug companies.

US Senator Grassley has been asking them for information.  I’ll have to poke around some of the information later.  Might be interesting.  Apparently, it’s just as easy to set up namipharma.org as it is to set up www.psychodonuts.com.  Ain’t that a kick in the teeth?

Here an exerpt :

Big Pharma won’t escape from Sen. Charles Grassley’s eagle eye yet. Rather than slipping into newly Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter’s seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley made a deal to postpone his move until the next Congress launches in 2011, the New York Times reports. In the meantime, the ranking Republic on Judiciary will be Sen. Jeff Sessions–and Grassley will stay firmly fixed on the Finance Committee, the better to influence healthcare reform and follow through on his pharma-oversight initiatives.

Grassley has made it his business to delve into all sorts of pharma issues: DTC advertising, doc-payment disclosure, and so on and so on. Last week, when Grassley was widely believed to be stepping into Specter’s Judiciary seat, pharma was buzzing with speculation that those issues would be forgotten. Or at the very least, pushed farther down on Finance’s to-do list. But the Iowa senator is too involved in the healthcare-reform push to change horses now.

Grassley’s latest? Funding for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a lobbying group. Last month, Grassley wrote for a breakdown of the organization’s money sources, and according to Furious Seasons, he’s now discovered that 56 percent of its $12 million to $13 million annual budget, on average, comes from pharmaceutical companies. Perhaps because of Grassley’s activism, NAMI is now disclosing pharma (and other) contributions; for the first quarter of 2009, for example, the organization reported $1.2 million in donations from drugmakers, including $262,500 from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

No word on where Grassley’s NAMI probe goes now–hearings, perhaps?–but in any case, it further extends his drive to expose financial ties among drugmakers, doctors, disease societies and academic researchers, particularly in psychiatry. And you can be sure there’s more where that came from.

Amazing what you find just hopping from link to link, isn’t it?

Ich bin?

Makes the JFK == Jelly Donut thing all the more funny.  The word “Berliner” in “Ich bin ein Berliner”, can refer to a type of Jelly doughnut made in Berlin.

If good  ol’ Jack Kennedy called himself a donut, maybe Psycho DOnuts could run with that.  Heck maybe that is included in Oscar Wright’s secret plan?  Change three letters (“MHT” becomes “JFK”) and all the protesters go away?

Berliners

Berliners

Psycho blogger compares John F Kennedy to a doughnut

No, really.  He did.  Even when posting ALL IN CAPS LIKE HE’S YELLING, he still doesn’t surpass the ice pick page for sheer over-the-to-ness.

Here’s a handy guide for the perplexed :

Fig. A - Pastry

Fig. A - Pastry

Fig B - Pastry

Fig B - Pastry

Fig C - President

Fig C - President

Fig D - Pastry

Fig D - Pastry

Fig E - President (full of pastries)

Fig E - President (full of pastries)

Fig F - Pastry pretending to be President

Fig F - Pastry pretending to be President

I hope this clears everything up.

The Mentally Ill and blogging about The Catholic Church

Ah, the stalker is at it again. He loves linking (or even quoting) random pronouncements by the Catholic Church (such as Cardinal Lozano Barragán. Daniel Weaver then always goes on to pretend that somehow his enemies reject what was said.  One could, in fact, argue that he seems to conflate the disease and the person with the disease, which is very much against the spirit of the text.

This behavior is, of course,  the flip side of what he does with Nazis – quoting them and then pretending that his enemies agree with them.

Hint to Dan “the stalker”  Weaver :  you might want to read some of these texts before trying to exploit them;  none of them seem to ever be germane to your “case” (whatever that might be now).

Why do people use SO MANY TAGS?

Hee hee…  read the list of tags!