Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, Maria. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Anthony’s roommate is. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than meets the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, Anthony volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Maria and I are just roommates.”
About a week later, Maria came to Anthony saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?”
“Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure.” So he sat down and wrote an email:
Dear Mama, I’m not saying that you “did” take the sugar bowl from my house; I’m not saying that you “did not” take it. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Your Loving Son, Anthony
A few days later, Anthony received a response email from his Mama which read:
Dear Son, I’m not saying that you “do” sleep with Maria, and I’m not saying that you “do not” sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now. Your Loving Mama
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tickborne disease first recognized in 1896 in the Snake River Valley of Idaho. I have diligently searched the internet and cannot find a single complaint about the name assigned to this disease. Even the Rocky Mountain Mountaineers never complained.
That is not the case with Corona virus COVID-19. Our IDIOT Democrats and MSM are highly upset because we address the Corona virus as a Foreign virus. They also insist that we do not address this new virus as the Chinese or Wuhan virus.
You know that I am a very politically correct individual. I would never do or say anything to upset the Democrat/Liberal/Socialist/Communist/MSM Apple-cart. Never.
Please assist in communicating the following message to all Americans so that we are all on the same page.
The official name for the new virus is:
FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESEVIRUS...FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESEVIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…FOREIGN WUHAN CHINESE VIRUS…
I appreciate your help in clearing up this little communication problem. It is imperative that we give China credit for all their support. After all, 95% of all your possessions are made in China and 97% of your medicines are proud imports from this great communist country. They did not even charge extra when they poisoned your cat and dog food or coated your children’s toys with lead.
Perhaps we should be more self-reliant in America?
We will be…President Trump will continue his mission to see that we are!
I know there are many intelligent people in America. We have some great speakers and writers, along with, well-informed readers and listeners.
Intelligence is not the case for MSM & The Gang. The Blitzers, Acostass and Morning Joes of the world should have read the fine print before they signed their Power of Attorney over to MSM. I am sure the obligatory frontal lobotomy was covered in the contract.
I wish to bring three simple questions to my intelligent Tolley’s Topics correspondents. I know my circle of feedback comes from a crowd of Baby-boomers, plus or minus 10 years. I hope you will use the comment section below or my email address (email@example.com) and really send me your responses to my questions.
1. When did the function of doctor and patient reverse roles?
I know my Baby-boomers can remember when you visited the doctor because you were sick. The doctor checked you out and perhaps gave you a little illegible prescription, then you stopped by the handy-dandy drug store on the way home and traded that little prescription for a bottle of medicine. Nowadays, the patient goes into the doctors’ office and tells the doctor which drug they want to try.
2. Why is it legal for prescription drugs and controlled substances to be advertised on TV, but illegal for tobacco products to be advertised on that same medium?
I wish no one in the world smoked cigarettes. But it is legal for people to smoke when they reach the legal age in their state. It is their prerogative. I do not understand why prescription drug commercials are shown on TV.
I remember the alka-seltzer commercials (plop-plop, fizz-fizz) and Bayer aspirin commercials. Both were over-the counter medications. Here is an interesting little fact for you.
Humira, Xeljanz and Eliquis were the top three most advertised drugs on U.S. TV in 2019 based on ad spending. Humira led the pack with more than 460 million U.S. dollars in TV ad expenditures that year, while Xeljanz and Eliquis spent a little over 180 and 140 million, respectively. All in all, the entire pharmaceutical industry spent 3.7 billion U.S. dollars on TV advertising in 2019.