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In re: Immigration Policy, comma, Republican Shining of Old, from commentor Feudalism Now! on Balloon-Juice:

All that are left in the GOP are chicken fuckers, so by golly, the chicken will be fucked.


So everyone probably knows that I’m not the most sensitive of people, but even so, I don’t see any problem with not having much sympathy for Princess Butter of the South coming down with Type II diabetes – especially not after she decided to use the opportunity to shill for a diabetes drug that may not even work:

I generally don’t believe in skewering people, even celebrities, for their health problems and/or how they deal with them. So at first I hesitated to join the chorus lambasting Paula Deen for waiting three years to disclose that she has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But Deen’s stubborn insistance on using her Food TV forum to promote unhealthy food, and her long-time role as a paid shill for industrial-meat giant Smithfield, tempted me to comment on her announcement. (Evidence is mounting, by the way, that industrially raised meat contributes to diabetes risk.).

What pushed me over the edge was her debut this week as a spokesperson for pharma giant Novo Nordisk’s diabetes treatment Victoza. As Anthony Bourdain tweeted in response to the announcement, “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.” Here, Deen isn’t making a private decision on how to treat an ailment; she’s turning her ailment into a quite-public revenue stream. And she’s broadcasting a clear message to her legion of fans: Eat all the junkie food you want, and don’t worry, because the pharmaceutical industry will bail you out.