HPV: maybe it is women’s fault (Cartoon of the Day)

February 20, 2007

Bad news

(From Nick Anderson, Houston’s Chronicle’s excellent editorial cartoonist)

Ah, so what is it gonna be, conservative idiots? As a future doc, this picture sums up my feelings quite nicely.

Given all the brouhaha over HPV and Texas Governor Rick Perry’s order to implement a mandatory vaccination program for all school-age girls in Texas, I found an interesting nugget that has been largely ignored:

First lady’s influence?

Also, a spokesman indicated that first lady Anita Perry’s strong support for the vaccine may have played a role in the governor’s decision. A former nurse and the daughter of a doctor, Anita Perry works for an organization dealing with sexual assaults.

“I know they have discussed it, and it’s something they both feel very strongly about,” said Press Secretary Robert Black.

But some who oppose the bill have suggested that a political contribution from the vaccine-maker influenced his decision.

So his wife, a former health professional, may have had a bit to do with it. Do I buy that? Sure, why not – but lots of first ladies are involved in humanitarian and educational endeavors as well. If politicians actually listened to their wives a little, things would be a lot better in ALL countries.


My Retarded President…

February 4, 2007

I just thought this was too good to pass up…

My favorite quote: “It will take time to restore chaos…”


Global Warming (Cartoon of the Day) & Updates

February 3, 2007

Should we fear global warming?

(From the excellent Editorial Cartoons of Walt Handelsman, from NewsWeek)

Some updates are coming this week. The structure of this blog is going to be overhauled a bit. It will include a blogroll of all the fine bloggers who have linked me, left comments, or just passed by.

Also, if you notice, the categories section of my blog includes several countries, which I’m going to organize a bit based on regions, i.e. Iraq, Iran, will go under Middle East, African countries under Africa, and so on. This will make the blog easier to navigate.

Finally, I’m going to add a “news section” to the website, where just links to news items on relevant topics – like women’s health and human rights – will be posted. Reading the blog statistics, I notice that most people that visit my blog based on search engine results (Google, Yahoo!, Altavista) are looking for specific information based on my postings (like the number of victims from natural disasters).

You learn, you mature, you grow.

Nancy Pelosi gets High (Cartoon of the Day)

January 23, 2007

Nancy Pelosi gets High

People already know that Harpers is a first-rate publication. What they don’t know is that they have one of the best set of political cartoons in the U.S. as well. They have a knack for coming up with classy cartoons that are hilarious as well.

I’ll try to post a couple of cartoons every week to spice this blog… all work and no play make Truly Equal a dull medical student!

Lynching mob kills Saddam (cartoon of the day)

January 7, 2007

Are we really more “civilized” than people from the Middle Ages? I don’t think so:

Saddam Lynch Mob

This is from Matt Davies, an excellent cartoonist of NY Journal News. If you like his cartoons, go visit his site – I’m not affiliated with the guy, just giving him his dues for one of his excellent cartoons.