Java with Joe Bag of Doughnuts

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Coffee Shop....

shutupdorothy:

JOKES ON YOU BECAUSE I’M 90% SURE HE WAS TURNING 

EAT SHIT GARRETH 

You know when I saw Bob ask Sasha for one last kiss, and then go outside to be alone and cry, I was more or less convinced that he had been bitten by the submerged walker and knew he was not long for this life.  What happened next came as a complete surprise.

You know I love it when the reading comprehension impaired (is that the politically correct way of saying it?) elect to reblog one of my opinions and in the process make an ass of themselves for my personal entertainment. They’re just all so cute with their “I took that elective in college and/or I read about it on twitter so you better believe I know what I’m talking about" mindset. I just want to pinch their cherubic cheeks.  When they make assumptions about how I feel about something or someone, it’s just all the more precious.
In truth, to some small degree I can relate to these kids.  As much as I am ashamed to admit it when I was in my early 20’s I too was just as cute and precocious as they are. I thought I knew it all, and was eager to prove it. My head  was so filled with college book learning stuff that if I didn’t share all this new information with the world my brain might overload and explode. Thankfully for me, we didn’t have social media and blogs to make an ass of ourselves on back them.  Remember kiddies, the internet is forever.
Case in point, my recent opinion regarding ASD and vaccinations. There was a lovely tidbit from Girl Dwarf who assumed I must hate my child with ASD:
“You just basically implied your son is better off dead than with autism, not to mention all the other kids you’d out at risk of painful illness and death as well. Their deaths for your peace of mind. What the FLYING FUCK? YOU ARE TRASH. How dare you. Fuck, it made my skin crawl to read. I hope your son never realizes how much you resent him. It’s so sad and he deserves way, way better than you. Please stop being horrible. You can stop any time (I hope).”
It is my sincerest hope that this lovely darling never has the opportunity to reproduce. If you are dating this young woman please for the sake of us all wear a condom.  In fact, double wrap it just in case.
It should likewise be noted that this self acclaimed feminist paragon has no means by which to message her directly (convenient).  I also loved how her justification for being so indignant more or less boiled down to “because, um, of studies and stuff”, with no actual source for her information.  Maybe they’re teaching something different now in women studies class then when I took it my sophomore year all those years ago.
And of course no troll-fest would be complete without the standard “Flying Below the Radar” pundit. In this case Oweninaz who like Girl Troll can conveniently not be contacted directly  echoed her battle-cry of “If you’re not a doctor maybe you should shut up” and the “We do know” with no resource to back up his claim.  It’s as if they both can’t imagine a world where one doesn’t have to have a medical degree in order to spend years reading scientific data and actually be able to understand what one is reading.  Irregardless, some of us do in fact have excellent reading comprehension abilities. I include myself among them.
I suppose it’s incumbent on me to point out that nowhere in my opinion on ASD/Vaccinations did I state you should not vaccinate your children. What I did specifically say and I quote; “I am not suggesting you should or should not get vaccinations, but you should know the risks of having any live virus or pathogen introduced into your bloodstream before you get one because that is how vaccinations work.”  Quite different than the words being shoved in my mouth by these two adorable miscreants isn’t it?
I likewise never implied that giving a child a vaccination could cause ASD in that specific child. What I did say was that my brother, a few neighbor kids and myself all have children with ASD and we all went to the same school, had the same vaccinations, and had our children at the same hospital.  One doesn’t have to have a medical degree to find that specific set of circumstances rather curious does one?  It was curious enough for The Center for Autism in Philadelphia  to contact both me and my two brothers to have us come in for testing.  Note I said us, not our children with ASD.  Imagine that huh?
And on the subject of Doctors in general, I am not necessarily inclined put all my eggs into their prescription basket. Let us not forget that according to a 2000 Starfield study it was found that Doctors are the third highest leading cause of death in the US.  While most of the time I tend to rely on anecdotal evidence to support one of my opinions, unlike a precocious child, I can provide sources for information when needed.
Now ordinarily I am inclined to cut children some slack. Then again, I’ve always been of the mindset myself that  if you want to play at the big people’s table, you should in the least put your big kid pants on and actually be able to take part in the discussion intelligently.  Again something these two kiddies failed rather hard at.
It is abundantly apparent in both cases that in their rush to toss their two cents into the discussion their respective brains had a “DoH” moment ( hence the picture of the adorable little girl above), and they failed to connect the dots. This happens sometimes.  An adult will realize this and correct the mistake, whereas a child will be more inclined to forget it and move on. This is the reason for my condescension regarding both of these tumblr children.  Again, remember kiddies; the internet is forever.
Have fun :)!

You know I love it when the reading comprehension impaired (is that the politically correct way of saying it?) elect to reblog one of my opinions and in the process make an ass of themselves for my personal entertainment. They’re just all so cute with their “I took that elective in college and/or I read about it on twitter so you better believe I know what I’m talking about" mindset. I just want to pinch their cherubic cheeks.  When they make assumptions about how I feel about something or someone, it’s just all the more precious.

In truth, to some small degree I can relate to these kids.  As much as I am ashamed to admit it when I was in my early 20’s I too was just as cute and precocious as they are. I thought I knew it all, and was eager to prove it. My head  was so filled with college book learning stuff that if I didn’t share all this new information with the world my brain might overload and explode. Thankfully for me, we didn’t have social media and blogs to make an ass of ourselves on back them.  Remember kiddies, the internet is forever.

Case in point, my recent opinion regarding ASD and vaccinations. There was a lovely tidbit from Girl Dwarf who assumed I must hate my child with ASD:

You just basically implied your son is better off dead than with autism, not to mention all the other kids you’d out at risk of painful illness and death as well. Their deaths for your peace of mind. What the FLYING FUCK? YOU ARE TRASH. How dare you. Fuck, it made my skin crawl to read. I hope your son never realizes how much you resent him. It’s so sad and he deserves way, way better than you. Please stop being horrible. You can stop any time (I hope).”

It is my sincerest hope that this lovely darling never has the opportunity to reproduce. If you are dating this young woman please for the sake of us all wear a condom.  In fact, double wrap it just in case.

It should likewise be noted that this self acclaimed feminist paragon has no means by which to message her directly (convenient).  I also loved how her justification for being so indignant more or less boiled down to “because, um, of studies and stuff”, with no actual source for her information.  Maybe they’re teaching something different now in women studies class then when I took it my sophomore year all those years ago.

And of course no troll-fest would be complete without the standard “Flying Below the Radar” pundit. In this case Oweninaz who like Girl Troll can conveniently not be contacted directly  echoed her battle-cry of “If you’re not a doctor maybe you should shut up” and the “We do know” with no resource to back up his claim.  It’s as if they both can’t imagine a world where one doesn’t have to have a medical degree in order to spend years reading scientific data and actually be able to understand what one is reading.  Irregardless, some of us do in fact have excellent reading comprehension abilities. I include myself among them.

I suppose it’s incumbent on me to point out that nowhere in my opinion on ASD/Vaccinations did I state you should not vaccinate your children. What I did specifically say and I quote; “I am not suggesting you should or should not get vaccinations, but you should know the risks of having any live virus or pathogen introduced into your bloodstream before you get one because that is how vaccinations work.  Quite different than the words being shoved in my mouth by these two adorable miscreants isn’t it?

I likewise never implied that giving a child a vaccination could cause ASD in that specific child. What I did say was that my brother, a few neighbor kids and myself all have children with ASD and we all went to the same school, had the same vaccinations, and had our children at the same hospital.  One doesn’t have to have a medical degree to find that specific set of circumstances rather curious does one?  It was curious enough for The Center for Autism in Philadelphia  to contact both me and my two brothers to have us come in for testing.  Note I said us, not our children with ASD.  Imagine that huh?

And on the subject of Doctors in general, I am not necessarily inclined put all my eggs into their prescription basket. Let us not forget that according to a 2000 Starfield study it was found that Doctors are the third highest leading cause of death in the US.  While most of the time I tend to rely on anecdotal evidence to support one of my opinions, unlike a precocious child, I can provide sources for information when needed.

Now ordinarily I am inclined to cut children some slack. Then again, I’ve always been of the mindset myself that  if you want to play at the big people’s table, you should in the least put your big kid pants on and actually be able to take part in the discussion intelligently.  Again something these two kiddies failed rather hard at.

It is abundantly apparent in both cases that in their rush to toss their two cents into the discussion their respective brains had a “DoH” moment ( hence the picture of the adorable little girl above), and they failed to connect the dots. This happens sometimes.  An adult will realize this and correct the mistake, whereas a child will be more inclined to forget it and move on. This is the reason for my condescension regarding both of these tumblr children.  Again, remember kiddies; the internet is forever.

Have fun :)!

joespeedracer said: Hate mail!

Gosh Joe Speed Racer, thanks so much for validating my existance, but you did it wrong. It’s supposed to be anonymous.

Have fun :)!

disabilityinkidlit:

girldwarf:

Pretty much.

[screenshot of Facebook post by someone called Miranda. The post says: “Even if I humor anti-vaccine activists and for a second believe that vaccines cause autism in 0.01% of children they’re administered to (spoiler alert: vaccines don’t cause autism), I am still deeply disturbed that these people are more afraid of people with disabilities than they are of fatal, painful, and endemic diseases. If cognitive disabilities are more threatening to you than children never getting to grow up because polio makes a comeback, you have priorities to reevaluate my friend. Shame on you for brainwashing mothers an families into believing that autism is the absolute worst thing that can happen to a person.]

Personally  the way I see it, unless you have ASD yourself or have a child with ASD (like my son who has Asperger Syndrome ), maybe you should keep your opinions about autism to yourself.  I only say this because Miranda here clearly has no idea what the fuck she is talking about. 
They don’t know what causes various forms of autism, and saying vaccination is or is not the cause of ASD is at best guesswork despite whatever that percentage might be.  On the othe rhand, the United States has been polio free for over 30 years now so the likelihood of it making a comeback is pretty slim. Perhaps Miss Miranda should do a little research before mouthing off about things she clearly knows little or nothing about.
As to what can or cannot cause ASD in chidren, literally nobody knows.  As I said I have a one son with Asperger and one son without it, my brother likewise has a son with Asperger and a daughter without it. In both cases the child with ASD was a second child. Our other brother has three children with no ASD. No other extended family members have children with ASD, nor is there any previous history of ASD in our family.
Some believe ASD might be environmental, or clustered.  For instance, a boy who lived three doors down from me growing up had a daughter with ASD, and a girl who lived around the corner has a son with ASD.  These are just the cases I am aware of, there may be more. We all grew up in the same neighborhood and had our kids at the same hospital.  We were all immunized the same way at the same schools. Imagine that?
I am not suggesting you should or should not get vaccinations, but you should know the risks of having any live virus or pathogen introduced into your bloodstream before you get one because  that is how vaccinations work.  A live virus or pathogen is introduced into your bloodstream so your body can produce white blood cells to combat it and eventually build immunity to it.  There were several documented cases when I was growing up where kids contracted polio and rubella after getting the vaccination. I’ve never had a flu vaccination, and I’ve never had the flu either. Go figure?
I’m no doctor and I don’t play on on TV, but I do know a thing or two about ASD and how vaccinations work. Obviously Miranda doesn’t. Nuff said.

disabilityinkidlit:

girldwarf:

Pretty much.

[screenshot of Facebook post by someone called Miranda. The post says: “Even if I humor anti-vaccine activists and for a second believe that vaccines cause autism in 0.01% of children they’re administered to (spoiler alert: vaccines don’t cause autism), I am still deeply disturbed that these people are more afraid of people with disabilities than they are of fatal, painful, and endemic diseases. If cognitive disabilities are more threatening to you than children never getting to grow up because polio makes a comeback, you have priorities to reevaluate my friend. Shame on you for brainwashing mothers an families into believing that autism is the absolute worst thing that can happen to a person.]

Personally  the way I see it, unless you have ASD yourself or have a child with ASD (like my son who has Asperger Syndrome ), maybe you should keep your opinions about autism to yourself.  I only say this because Miranda here clearly has no idea what the fuck she is talking about.

They don’t know what causes various forms of autism, and saying vaccination is or is not the cause of ASD is at best guesswork despite whatever that percentage might be.  On the othe rhand, the United States has been polio free for over 30 years now so the likelihood of it making a comeback is pretty slim. Perhaps Miss Miranda should do a little research before mouthing off about things she clearly knows little or nothing about.

As to what can or cannot cause ASD in chidren, literally nobody knows.  As I said I have a one son with Asperger and one son without it, my brother likewise has a son with Asperger and a daughter without it. In both cases the child with ASD was a second child. Our other brother has three children with no ASD. No other extended family members have children with ASD, nor is there any previous history of ASD in our family.

Some believe ASD might be environmental, or clustered.  For instance, a boy who lived three doors down from me growing up had a daughter with ASD, and a girl who lived around the corner has a son with ASD.  These are just the cases I am aware of, there may be more. We all grew up in the same neighborhood and had our kids at the same hospital.  We were all immunized the same way at the same schools. Imagine that?

I am not suggesting you should or should not get vaccinations, but you should know the risks of having any live virus or pathogen introduced into your bloodstream before you get one because  that is how vaccinations work.  A live virus or pathogen is introduced into your bloodstream so your body can produce white blood cells to combat it and eventually build immunity to it.  There were several documented cases when I was growing up where kids contracted polio and rubella after getting the vaccination. I’ve never had a flu vaccination, and I’ve never had the flu either. Go figure?

I’m no doctor and I don’t play on on TV, but I do know a thing or two about ASD and how vaccinations work. Obviously Miranda doesn’t. Nuff said.

Gosh, I haven’t received any anonymous hate mail in over a month. I must be doing something wrong.