Last night I was channel surfing a bit, saw that Dr. Oz was on and so decided to click over to see what sort of conventional "wisdom," "health" inanity was being regurgitated at that particular moment.
I wasn’t disappointed. First, I let out a belly laugh; then, I grabbed for my iPhone to record a clip. Take a look, all 1:20 of it. There you have "America’s Top Doctor" looking more like America’s Top Ding Dong®.
Wow. You know I pay almost no attention to what’s going on on the political landscape because, well, I like to limit my exposure to toxic displays of insanity, automatic lying, and a host of other profoundly unhealthy aspects of the whole slimy and disgusting charade from top to bottom and wall to wall. "Voluminous Propaganda," I suppose I could call it.
I Googled around and found some articles written at the time of her nomination and then confirmation. Typically pussyfooting, mostly.
Well, look: if I wasn’t sympathetic to the plight of the obese this blog wouldn’t even exist. I’m here to help where I can. Part of that sympathy comes from the fact that it’s so difficult and unlikely for people to get sound health, fat loss and exercise advice. Because Fucking "Authorities" Like Mega-Ass, Fat-Faced Regina Benjamin Get To Lecture You On Matters She Is Wholly Unqualified For. And obviously she is unqualified. You literally don’t have to get up off the couch to know it. A priori.
And everyone pretends that what’s actually happening isn’t happening at all when it’s right there in front their faces. I guess it’s just such a monumental absurdity that it goes to blank-out and cognitive dissonance. You know, show & tell the lie often enough and with enough style that it becomes the "truth." Propaganda in the finest traditions. Leni Riefenstahl would be proud.
There is one upside for Regina, though. She may in fact not be pulling this off with a straight face. But you’d never be able to tell.