Friday, February 13, 2015

Would A Vote For Rand Paul Be A Surefire Symptom Of A "Profound Mental Disorder"?

Today, The Deadline Poet tees off on Randal H. (Rand) Paul, the jackleg opthamologist who is the Junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Yesterday's blog post about the current anti-science fever burning through this country introduced readers to a University of Texas PhD (chemistry) who has not yet met an anti-science conspiracy theory that she doesn't like. Well, it's even better today: meet a Duke University MD who is an avowed anti-vaxxer. This Senator/MD is described as a "doofus" by The Deadline Poet. A doofus a day keeps good sense away. If this is (fair & balanced) quack-epidemiology, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Libertarian Medicine From Rand Paul, MD
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Senator Rand Paul, a doctor, says the measles vaccine can cause “profound mental disorders.”
—News reports

On vaccines, Paul says that what should be conceded
Is state-imposed treatment leaves freedom impeded.
One hopes parents know, lest this doofus be heeded,
A second opinion in this case is needed. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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