A few facts: Autism is a genetic disorder, and since there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic then one can conclude the cause MUST be environmental. So, what is the cause?
Here's what I think. Prior to 2001 the mercury preservative Thimerosal was routinely used in many childhood vaccinations and is still used today but not quite as extensively. That's right friends, if you had a kid from 95 to say 2010 it's very likely the neuro-toxin ethyl mercury was injected into your baby. Even a total idiot would see that's insane, you know, unless you're a government bureaucrat.
Now the CDC tells us: Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site. However, in July 1999, the Public Health Service agencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers agreed that thimerosal should be reduced or eliminated in vaccines as a precautionary measure.
What they don't mention is the amount. Starting in the early 90s new vaccinations were ordered and the cumulative mercury "load" for children increased to as much as 80 times the recommended levels for adults as directed by the EPA. In fact the EPA monitored mercury levels in our streams and waterways much more closely than the CDC monitored the toxicity levels in our infants' bloodstreams. So the question is, do we have an autism epidemic or widespread heavy metal poisoning as mandated by the federal government and administered by "asleep at the switch" bureaucrats? You be the judge.
My thinking is I just don't know, but it seems to me the cause could have been determined by now. I suspect they do know the cause, they just don't want us to know. So for me personally I have to conclude we are being lied to, stonewalled and otherwise deceived by people looking to cover their asses. Can you imagine the fallout and consequences if the federal government were to admit to destroying the lives and futures of literally millions of children through ineptitude and incompetence? A revelation like that would be justifiably used as a stick to beat big government types over the head for all time, therefore in this not at all far fetched hypothetical scenario it couldn't be allowed. Just one concerned Tickbitian's opinion.
Do you guys miss GWB? I do and I don't. Obviously compared to Obama the guy is Caesar Augustus but he did some real stupid shit. Not the least of which he wouldn't defend himself, and thereby dragged down the whole party which consequently set the table for BHO. A politician doesn't get to ignore politics just because he doesn't have to run again. He had a responsibility to the people who put him there.
But GWB initially dropped the ball when he didn't investigate the excesses of the Clinton years. The law is the law, and wrongdoing should be punished I don't give a rat's ass who it is. Which brings me to my point. What should the next Republican President (please God!) do?
The next Prez should immediately start investigating the lawlessness of the Holder Justice Department. I'm talking a major league, get to the bottom of it, let's clear the air and let the indictments fall where they may investigation. Why? Well number one it's the right thing to do. The law is the LAW, and no President or Attorney General has the right to ignore the law. Prosecutorial discretion yes indeed, not enforcing the law because you don't agree with the law is criminal. These guys took an oath to uphold the law, as will the next President. From Fast and Furious to the IRS targeting coverup there is fertile ground to be plowed and the next Attorney General has an OBLIGATION to punish any and all crimes regardless of the political consequences. Do you realize not one Obama administration official has been charged and indicted for any crime? Hell I don't think anyone has even been investigated apart from a few efforts by House committees. I chalk up a lot of this feckless, timid behavior to our feckless and timid Republican leadership. Boehner should have been screaming for a special prosecutor from the day he took office. These guys take the fun out of dysfunctional and God damn-it I'm tired of their chicken shit ways. Get on board or get out of the way, we got a Constitution to defend!
Man oh man is Virginia having a great year in b-ball or what? They are 21-1 with the one loss at the hands of, well I won't mention their name, no really, I shouldn't...jeez ok DUKE...at HOME in Charlottesville! But still, this is by far the best team since the Big Ralph days. You will recall what we (NCSU) did to the mighty Cavaliers in '83? I know, ancient history but if Obama can bring up the Crusades (a BIG raghead talking point) then I can bring up our (NCSU) last NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! How many does UVA have? What's that, NONE!!? Oh well, maybe they can get some belated 32 years coming payback Wednesday night in Raleigh. But I have it on good authority the Cavaliers, sorry the Wahoos (the only school I know that's ashamed of their name) are in for an epic ass-whooping. In fact I guarantee it!
That's all I got...see you Wednesday.