Robin Givhan: At Health-Care Reform Gatherings, Clothes Speak Loudly, Too – washingtonpost.com
By and large, the shouters are dressed in a way that underscores their Average Guy — or Gal — bona fides. They are wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, promotional polo shirts and sundresses with bra straps sliding down their arm. They wear fuchsia bandannas and American-flag hankies wrapped around their skulls like sweatbands. A lot of them look as though they could be attending a sporting event and, as it turns out, the congressman is the opposing player they have decided to heckle. If not for the prohibition on signs and banners inside these meetings, one could well expect to see some of these volatile worker bees wearing face paint and foam fingers, albeit the highlighted digit would be one expressing foul displeasure rather than competitive rank or skill level.
As usual Robin finds that ordinary people in general and conservatives in particular do not live up to her exacting standards.
You recall her shocked sermon on the way the Supreme Court Justice John Roberts family was dressed at his swearing in.
I can’t seem to find the column where she gave us her judgment on either Bush protesters or ACORN “organizers”.
Just an oversight, I’m sure.
But wasn’t it Nancy Pelosi that pointed out that the Health Care protesters were “too well dressed”?
Thai AH1N1 Resistant To Tamiflu – Malaysians Told To Stop Wanking – Thailand Forum
Meanwhile a doctor in Malaysia has said that avoiding masturbation and homosexual activities are among preventive measures people can take to reduce their chances of contracting the virus.
Dr. V. M. Palaniappan, an eminent practitioner of complimentary therapy, said that such activities caused the body to develop friction heat which in turn, produced acid and made the body hyperacidised.
Dr. Palaniappan told Bernama, the Malaysian national news agency, that masturbation and homosexual activity made “the body become an easy target for pandemic AH1N1 infection,” however, the normal sexual union between members of the opposite sex was absolutely safe.
Dr Palaniappan, a former associate professor of ecology at Universiti Malaya, said his 33 years of research had shown that high acidity in the body resulted in loss of immunity, thus making people more susceptible to viral diseases such as pandemic AH1N1.
The doctor said to prevent acidity, it was essential to consume alkaline food and drinks that could neutralise excess acid in the body.
He recommended people drink coconut water, which is alkaline, and therefore could be used as a herbal medicine for the prevention of pandemic AH1N1, along with orange, lemon and pomelo which, despite containing citric acid, were very rich in potassium and therefore, would not disturb the body’s immunity.