Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 17, 2010

Kent Heckenlively shows us why AoA is “not anti-vaccine”: Bruesewitz v. Wyeth has the potential to move all that in a new direction. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act simply states, “No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable . . . if the injury or death resulted from side-effect that were unavoidable even though the vaccine…

It’s rare that I encounter a bit of nonsense that allows me to deploy two of my favorite rhetorical devices. First, it lets me pull out one of my favorite clips from one of my favorite movies, in which the immortal line, “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!” was first uttered. Second, it lets me repeat…

Apparently someone at a British hospital thought that this was a good idea. I beg to differ. Words fail me. It’s rare, I know, but occasionally it does happen.