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Sunday, September 17, 2006

More Celebrity Verbal Diarrhea

It's no secret that I hate it when celebrities get on a soap box and talk about things they know nothing about. It makes no difference if it's politics, healthcare, legal or other opinionated advice - they need to understand that the world is full of little lemmings, marching to the beat of a liberal drum who don't think for themselves. There are millions of people who believe that just because someone is a celebrity, they are smarter than the rest of us - SOOOOO NOT TRUE!!!!

I can't stand Rosie O'Donnell on many levels, but her latest rant on "The View" has got to take the cake! If you didn't see it or hear about it - here's the skinny... (no, I do NOT watch the view, but you can see the video on Comast's "The Fan")

When discussing diaper rash on this ridiculous wanna-be-an-informative-program, Rosie gave this advice:

"Here's what you do for diaper rash, you get a friend whose dog just had babies, you bring your baby over with the puppies, you leave the baby naked and the dog will lick the babies hynee - this is what a doctor told me because there is antiseptic in the dogs tongue and the diaper rash will go away -(everyone goes nuts almost gagging on national television) you don't believe me but I have four kids and I've tried it."

Ok, besides how perverse the whole thing sounds - what's worse is that there are no doubt lemmings all over the United States and abroad today, trying this irresponsible, dangerous "home remedy" because Rosie O'Donnell said so. I am sure her pediatrician is thrilled to be associated with this crack pot.

So, I thought I would talk to a real expert and get some advice - just in case someone stupid enough to believe Rosie O'Donnell happens to stop by and read this blog (unlikely, I know - but hey, I'm doing my part). The expert I chose is a very dear friend of mine who is a veterinarian. Who better to tell me if there is actually any truth to the theory behind this disgusting advice. I quote below her emailed response:

Believe it or not, I've had clients come to me and call me with this question since the show aired. First, a dog's mouth is filthy in comparison to a human's mouth. There is a reason why we get tetanus shots and prescribe antibiotics when someone is bitten by a dog. In fact, there is bacteria in a dog's mouth that is not found in many other species that is strong enough to allow them to eat rotten carcasses and the like and not get sick. These bacteria are only good bacteria for a dog - NOT for a human.

Second, and probably more important to denounce than the claim that a dog's saliva will heal a rash is that when a bitch has puppies, the last thing you want to do is take it away from its puppies and place it anywhere near a human baby. They are stressed out and hormonal for a very long time after they give birth. Imagine having a baby and a few weeks later, someone takes you away from your baby and sticks your face in a dog's bum. How happy would you be about it? Well, a dog is going to be even more pissed off because they don't rationalize like humans, therefore making them prone to aggressive behavior, and in a case like this, particularly biting a babies genitals or simply mauling the child or the person who is trying to get the dog to do something completely out of character.

Rosie's advice was dangerous and unfounded and if a doctor really told her to do it - the state should revoke his/her license at the same time they are removing Rosie O'Donnell's children from her care.

So folks, there you have it. REAL expert advice and then some. Here's how I see this thing panning out...

Some idiot is going to try this and their child is going to be mauled, possibly killed. They're going to sue Rosie O'Donnell and ABC for not making a public correction for this terrible advice, and they're going to be rich. My take on it is that if someone is so perverse as to let a dog anywhere near your child's "hynee", the state should take your kids when they're rounding up Rosie's.


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