Monday, May 15, 2006

Extreme promiscuous behaviors by adolescent sex-based cults


In comments, alert reader Jean points out another instance of Bush using the one and only adjective he knows, from a tree-planting ceremony at the Australian embassy: “I think it is interesting that we’re planting two trees, and this is a symbol of our enduring friendship.” In last night’s final episode of “West Wing,” one of the things the movers packed up as the Bartlets left the White House on “West Wing” was a book by Foucault (couldn’t tell which one). Bush, well, this is more his speed:



Somehow this slipped by me: in 2004, the deputy operations commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Janet (ahem) Woodcock gave this reason (I guess in a meeting reported in an internal FDA memo) why the Plan B contraceptive pill should not be sold over the counter: “she stated that we could not anticipate, or prevent extreme promiscuous behaviors such as the medication taking on an ‘urban legend’ status that would lead adolescents to form sex-based cults centered around the use of Plan B.” Lady, adolescents could form sex-based cults centered around linoleum.

AP headline: “Md. Officials Find 57 Dogs in Stinky House.”

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