Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pre-Existing Conditions

EVERYONE is either born with some kind of genetic anomaly or is infected with a pervasive chronic illness shortly after birth.   Everyone.  Period.
They may not manifest debilitating symptoms for years or decades, but they are there. 

Donald Trump has presented with Adenoid Hypertrophy and Adenoid Facies since he was a small child.
He's got a 70 year old bacterial colony up his nose.
And it adversely affects his brain every single day.

Of Course

Antibiotics counteract the beneficial effect of whole grain

Plausible Deniability is the Refuge of Sociopaths

Trump: "China is possibly....probably...helping us with the North Korean situation".....

EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT he makes has at least one disqualifying adjective in it.
He can always deny having said anything definitive.

And he will always be able to say "I told you so"

"'Oh, shut up, silly woman,' said the reptile with a grin. 'You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.'"

 He just loves saying that particular line out loud.

Update, new one.
“I don't stand by anything. I just -- you can take it the way you want."

Friday, April 28, 2017

There It Is

The tipping point.
The downward slide. 
You know the feeling.


Monday, April 24, 2017

The AP Interview

Yeah, he's not sleeping.
He's getting sicker.
His memory is failing more often.
His speech is much more rambling, repetitive and slurred.
He's disintegrating.   Spiraling.  And very dangerous.















Now will someone please admit that Veruca's job is to babysit him and keep him from nuking Mexico or Hawaii...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Scary Symptoms

Trump remembers what he ate (chocolate cake) - but not where he sent missiles (Syria, not Iraq as he says until corrected)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Paging Robert Koch

Seemingly innocuous virus can trigger celiac disease
The current study, a collaboration with Terence Dermody, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, shows that intestinal viruses can induce the immune system to overreact to gluten and trigger the development of celiac disease. Using two different reovirus strains, the researchers showed how genetic differences between viruses can change how they interact with the immune system. Both reovirus strains induced protective immunity and did not cause overt disease. However, when given to mice, one common human reovirus triggered an inflammatory immune response and the loss of oral tolerance to gluten, while another closely related but genetically different strain did not.

Vintage Zombie Shopping

I think I need one of these.

The Isolator

ht @pourmecoffee

Thursday, April 6, 2017

As I was Saying

In a landmark study, researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University have found that providing clinical (low) doses of penicillin to pregnant mice and their offspring results in long-term behavioral changes.