October 29, 2015

Where Politics Inevitably Leads

I actually heard someone ask today, if, during his jujitsu moment during the debate last night, Ted Cruz had made an Anti-Semetic joke about Bernie sanders. 

Because obviously Senator Sanders was the alluded to Mensch-kevik. 

OK. In fairness, that's not a completely unwarranted etymology error.

However, if one did not know what the Mensheviks were one may be surprised to lear that one has numerous options other than flinging casual and stupid allegations of anti-semitism about. 

One could ask.  " Umm...what did he mean by Mensheviks?"

One could think about the context of the word in the sentence and, assuming one knew what a Bolshevik is, conclude that a Menshevik is some other faction...given the sarcasm in the delivery, perhaps not that far removed from the Bolshies. 

This has troubling implications for our society.

It gets worse:

This exchange got me to thinking what Mensch - Kivak would actually be. Regrettably, I inadvertently pondered Mensch-Kiviak and...and I cannot unsee it no matter how hard I try. 

But enough of such unpleasantries; here is a picture that has naught to do with the Russian Revolution or cannibalism.  

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October 17, 2015

Don't Forget That October Is...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Down Syndrome AwarenessDown Syndrome Awareness Month
Energy Awareness Month 
Healthy Lungs Month
National Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Spinal Health Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Medical Librarians Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Hunger Awareness Month

Remember too, these dates in this highly commemorative month....

1-7: National Sarcoidosis Awareness Week
3- 10: Hearing Aid Awareness Week
3-9: Mental Illness Awareness Week
3-9: National Fire Prevention Week
4-8: Drive Safely to Work Week
11-15: National School Lunch Week
12-20: Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
18-24: National Drug-Free Work Week
23-31: Red Ribbon Week (Drug-Free America)
           Lung Cancer Awareness
24-30: Respiratory Care Week
24-30: Pastoral Care Week
4: National Child Health Day
7: National Depression Screening Day
13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
10: World Mental Health Day
15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
16: World Food Day
20: World Osteoporosis Day
22: International Stuttering Awareness Day
22: National Mammography Day
27: Lung Health Day
       Lung Cancer Awareness
       Celiac Disease Awareness Day


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