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Saturday, July 20, 2013


A Cranky opinion for Cranky Opinion Saturday

The following is the opinion of a cranky old man.  Opposing opinions are welcome (wrong, but welcome) but please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head!


Here is a rip roaring issue that I woke up to this morning; Jenny McCarthy is replacing Elizabeth Hasslebeck on “The View.”

Holy who gives a fig!

Apparently Ms. McCarthy has an opinion that is counter to prevailing medical science.  Jenny believes that early childhood vaccines are responsible for increased cases of children with autism.  Medical experts fear that if she expresses her view, thousands of young mothers will follow Jenny off the cliff of skepticism and not vaccinate their children.  Because of this, they predict thousands of children will die.

Medical experts have disproven beyond a shadow of doubt that vaccinations are not the cause of the rise in autism cases in this country.  Who do I believe, medical experts who say it is a proven fact that vaccinations do not cause autism, or Jenny McCarthy, who though she is not an idiot, she plays one on TV.

 A fact is simply something that has yet to be disproven.  Doctors and big pharm have everything to lose if it is proven that their vaccinations cause autism.  Is their research flawed; probably not, but there is plenty of incentive to disprove the theory that Jenny and others ascribe to.

Have the experts learned why autism is so common today?  I don’t think so.  Perhaps it is just more accurate diagnoses, or maybe something has changed from how we raise our infants.

One change is the number of vaccinations, and the early age for these vaccinations.    

It scares me to think that immature brains are subjected to vaccines for multiple diseases before they are even six months old.  We have very few cases today (make that zero) of polio.  Maybe we should hold off on that vaccine until a child is several years old; ditto for rubella, measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough.  I would suggest whooping cough vaccine first as that is currently a fairly common illness which is very dangerous for infants.

I am not a doctor and neither is Jenny, but doctors are not gods, and their proven science changes often.  In the past they fought for bloodletting, early amputations, electric shock therapy, and lobotomies.  If anything, this fear that Jenny McCarthy’s opinions, if allowed to be expressed on “The View,” will cause the deaths of thousands of infants makes me more wary of their position on early vaccination injections for infants.

I don’t believe we need to fear opinions in this country, and “The View” is just a dumb opinion show.  It is for entertainment.  Hell, Whoopi talked about her theory that the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center was done by our own government to make an excuse to attack Iraq, or reelect George Bush or some nonsense, and no one voiced any concern that she would turn “The View’s” vast audience into a mass of idiotic conspiracy nuts.

If the soup of vaccinations delivered to infants is good safe policy, I really don’t think we need to silence the Jenny McCarthy’s of our country.  I am more worried about why medical experts are worried about the opinions of a blonde entertainer who once asked if “Buffalo Wings” really come from buffalos.

Besides, she is hot!

The preceding has been the opinion of a cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky 


  1. Agree with you totally - why should they be worried about a blond entertainer. Obviously feel very threatened.

  2. She's obviously being added to the show to lure in a bunch of old "60-ish" retired guys who have nothing else to do all day but watch TV. It's all about ratings.


  3. How stupid--buffalo wings could NOT possibly come from buffaloes, they're much too small to get them off the ground!!

  4. One does think they protest too much. I thought it was that other blonde entertainer who dumbly ask if chicken of the sea came from chickens?

  5. I don't watch The View and am not familiar with Jenny McCarthy, but that idea about childhood inoculations causing these problems was put forth by a British researcher who has since been completely discredited and drummed out of the medical research community. He actually made up his statistics. If Jenny still believes this she's a moron capable of harming thousands of children and shouldn't be given a megaphone to spew such nonsense.

  6. If she is entertaining and controversial, I don't see anything precluding her from doing a wonderful job for The View.

    I don't watch The View, but I have a basic feel for what I think of it, and that is that entertainment and controversy has a place for many viewers, so why not put the two together like testing pasta? Throw it out there and see if it sticks...if they get the viewers, good for them. If they don't, let them suck wind. lol

  7. Let Jenny spew! I don't think she will be espousing her vaccination Views 1/5/365. I seriously doubt that Sherri Shepherd persuaded people to think the world is flat.

    I am no longer a Viewer. That stopped way back before Rosie O'Donnell. In the beginning, those biddies were kind of amusing. Then they got more mean-spirited by the year. I washed my hands of them, and feel much cleaner because of it.

  8. I don't watch the View bunch of bitchy ass women who quite frankly need to get laid. If people out in TV land actually listen and take advice from a former playmate you need to reconsider what you should be doing with your own brain cells.

  9. I was seriously summing up my feelings about all you were saying and then you got me with that last line. Funny!

    I don't think there is any need for panic yet. As an occasional lunch time viewer of the View, they'd lose me quickly if autism and vaccinations are constant topics of conversation. Jenny has already made her rounds with that and whoever she's influenced...well.

    I don't know much about her, except (now) that she's hot! but I just see her as a mother who loves her kid. The jury is out.

  10. I personally don't think her nutty (and influential) anti vac opinions should be rewarded with weekly TV exposure, but she is a good entertainer/presenter and I'm sure she'll be a hit. I find it funny/interesting that they always try to replace like with like when it comes to women on TV. Pretty blonde host has gone? Get another blonde one who looks similar!


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