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August 25, 2005
Idiot Alert

Take a look at this:

Woman complains about doctor's advice to lose weight

ROCHESTER, N.H. --A Rochester physician says he's outraged at being called on the carpet for telling a patient she was obese and needed to lose weight.

Dr. Terry Bennett says the complaint that she was insulted by his advice is baseless.

"It's an epidemic in the United States, and it's croaking us," Bennett said.

It's a lecture he said he gives to many of his overweight patients.

"It's your weight ... and there's dozens of programs," Bennett said. "You don't have to come here and be my acolyte. You can join Jenny Craig. You can go see Weight Watchers."

Bennett said he tells obese patients their weight is bad for their health and their love lives. But the lecture drove one patient to write a letter to the Board of Registration in Medicine, which passed it on to the attorney general's office

Doctors tell you what you need to hear, whether you want to hear it or not and this woman's in some serious denial if she thinks filing a complaint is going to change her health risks.

It's about as smart as me filing a complaint about my doctor telling me to quit smoking, wouldn't you say? Quitting smoking or not quitting smoking is my personal choice, but it's my doctor's duty to point out the health risks to me.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:25 AM | Comments (3)
August 24, 2005
Just Stopping By

What if we outsourced all our jobs to India but they didn't have enough employees to do the work?

CRJDaily catches the E&P twisting reality to provide itself with a more sensational headline. Naughty, naughty.

Remember Afghanistan?

If it's not about sex, it's not an important crime is a pretty lousy message to send.

Florida. Bush. Gore. Do you know who really won?

The water is not safe to drink. The fish are not safe to eat. The air is not safe to breathe.

Actually, I'm planning to go on an Alaskan cruise next year. I've wanted to go for years and now it's occurred to me that if I don't hurry up, there may not be any more glaciers to see.

(Why is everyone so wound up about Robertson making stupid remarks? Has it escaped everyone's attention that he regularly makes half-witted remarks? He's a nutcase who would be a big nobody if the national media didn't keep handing him headlines.)

Posted by AnneZook at 10:22 AM | Comments (2)