Monday, May 4, 2009

Forget Porky Pig

Ricky Raccoon is the real health risk.

Rare Disease, Raccoon Roundworm, Strikes Two in New York

New York City health officials are reporting two cases of raccoon roundworm; a disease contracted through contact with raccoon feces. It can cause permanent nerve damage and death.

The department's Sally Slavinski says:

"Parents should closely supervise small children in areas where raccoons live to prevent possible ingestion of raccoon feces."

So all you people who are over reacting about the swine-flu "epidemic" can now add Raccoon Roundworm to your ever growing lists of things to fear - things that only the government and media seem to thing are a big deal....hmm, I wonder why that is?

I'm glad NY health officials are warning parents not to let their kids eat raccoon poop. What a great public service government officials provide. NY residents must be so proud when they pay their taxes to know that they have officials like this looking out for them.

Isn't "not eating poop (any poop)" part of parenting 101? If health 'experts' are only warning about eating raccoon poop, does that mean that opossum, fox and deer poop are ok?

One major plus of the people acting like sissies about the Swine-Flu, Catholic churches in my area are making the 'sign-o-peace' optional. It took people getting ill for this bane of the liturgy to get de-emphasized but it's a start. Maybe if I turn loose some raccoon's in our church I can get rid of this pinko-commie plot forever. Or better yet I'll have all the kids wear pig-noses to Mass next week, that should do the trick.

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