Sunday, March 08, 2009

Medicos: still not shutting the fuck up

To borrow a fine phrase from my colleague, The Filthy Smoker, there is still no cure for cancer—but it's still great to see that, nevertheless, the medical profession is not pissing about wasting our time and money.

Yep, once again the medical establishment comes together in order to fuck ordinary people up the ringpiece—and all in the name of science. Isn't that sweet?
CHOCOLATE should be taxed in the same way as alcohol to tackle the obesity crisis, Scottish doctors will be told next week.

Dr David Walker, a Lanarkshire GP, will warn many people eat their entire daily calorie requirement in chocolate, on top of their normal meals, raising rates of obesity and diabetes.

He said increasing the price of products containing chocolate would help reduce consumption and bring in more money which could be used by the NHS to deal with the health problems caused by obesity.

I'm really sorry, Crippen, but I am shortly going to join in the government's slating of your profession because they are all such fucking creeps.

The sooner we reduce the majority of GPs to begging in the streets—before their arses are hauled off to debtors' prison for non-payment of their ridiculously low medical school fees—the better, frankly.

In fact, the sooner that we privatise medicine and doctors realise that people are now free to take their money elsewhere, the sooner those GP cunts will stop pissing about in things that don't concern them and get back to doing some actual healing. Or they will starve: I don't mind which.

Hey, medicos! Shut the fuck up and get on with patching up patients. Oh, and just in case you didn't get it the first time—shut. The. Fuck. Up. You. Arrogant. Cunts.

26 comments:

Dr John Crippen said...

Nothing to apologise for, DK, I hate this as much as you. I did not go into medicine to be a health police officer.

I just want to see people who are ill, and advise people who want advice.


John

Jobbing Doctor said...

Don't tar us all with the same brush. I agree with Crippen.

I also want them to shut the f*** up.

The Jobbing Doctor.

No One said...

DK

Well said

Rob Farrington said...

Since when has there been a fucking maximum daily allowance of chocolate?

Yes, chocolate contains sugar, but then so does almost everything. Are we going to have a marzipan allowance, for instance? If we have kids, then are we going to have inspectors coming round to our houses on their birthdays to check the depth of icing on their birthday cakes?

God, how I hate these twats with a vengeance...

Richard Allen said...

"Are we going to have a marzipan allowance, for instance? If we have kids, then are we going to have inspectors coming round to our houses on their birthdays to check the depth of icing on their birthday cakes?"

Don't give them ideas. They are bad enough as it is.

Anonymous said...

"Are we going to have a marzipan allowance, for instance?"

Yes.

I'm quite serious; in the unlikely event that NuLab win the next election, it will be ration books all around by 2015. More precisely, your purchases will be tied to your ID card, and permission to buy will be refused if you go beyond your authorised daily consumption.

All for your own good, of course; think of the children, if it saves only one life, etc...

steveg said...

Pretty much agree with everything said already - It's yet another example of the nanny state and the health and safety police.

Also, has no one taken a thought for the chocolate manufacturer? Whether multi-national or a small one man cottage industry, they have a right to earn their crust too. Tell me if I have it wrong..... Put a tax on the price of choccy, so that people buy less, and for those that do the tax money gained goes to funding whatever the chancellor decides (and it likely won't be medical based), so who loses? Willy Wonka of course, in lower sales of his product. Is this fair? Or more likely is it another example of what the current government encourages, knee jerk reactions with no thought to the possible consequences. A little like importing a couple of dozen rabbits into Australia for a little sport shooting eh?

Barstewards

Steve

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Will it be tax free for the calorie challenged amongst us then? BG

Dick Puddlecote said...

There are some seriously deluded bods at CAMRA who still believe that these doctors aren't coming after their chosen vice. They refuse to fight any other cause. They think they are immune as they're just cuddly guys in jumpers who like the odd beer.

This won't scare them either. Just as they don't like smoking, they probably don't care too much for chocolate, so that's OK.

Except the whole thing is based around 'denormalisation', and they're in the cross-hair without a doubt. The process is described here

Denormalisation is portraying people as ...

“malodorous; as litterers, wasteful and socially irresponsible; as selfish and thoughtless; as unattractive and undesirable partners; as undereducated and a social underclass; as addicts; as excessive users of public health services; and as employer liabilities.”

It's a readily moveable template, and the smug anti-smokers are preaching to other bansturbators how to 'advocate' in their own particular sphere. It's already in motion for drinkers, fatties will be next, then perhaps drivers or coffee drinkers, I don't know.

You either fight them on all fronts, or give all your freedoms away. Classic divide and conquer.

Mr Ecks said...

Any chance of somebody having an email for this medical pork so we can express out thanks for his solicitude?.

Obsidian said...

The good doctor ought to visit Glasgows finest eateries at 3am, the dazzling array of deep fried - and deeply delicious - foodstuffs that make chocolate look like a fruit salad would have him explode in apoplexy.

Anonymous said...

Good news, they have just raised the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week... up from thirty...

Bill Sticker said...

Taxing chocolate? There goes the female vote.

Anonymous said...

Like Crippen etc I am a doctor who can assure you that the vast majority of my colleagues have zero interest in this sort of stuff. The fact that a few media whores get such constant exposure has nothing to do with the rest of us..
Anyway off for some Tanqueray and a Romeo y Julieta cigar...mmmmm

Anonymous said...

No politician in their right mind will support this, for the simple reason they will, at a stroke, lose half their voters

Vicola said...

Right, I've put up with Draconian measures curtailing my rights, I've put up with being made to smoke outside the pub in the rain, I've tolerated being told that virtually everything I eat and drink is going to cause me to get cancer and that since I exceed the weekly unit count every week I am in fact Satan's handmaiden. I have taken all this without so much as a murmur but now they are going TOO FUCKING FAR. Up the tax on chocolate? Fuck right off you utter twats, seriously, fuck off. Why the hell should I be taxed on one of the things that stops me from becoming psychotic just because a few lard arses don't know when to stop. And come to think of it, if lard arses want to eat chocolate until they weigh more than a Vauxhall Corsa is that not their business, not the governments? I am quite willing to march on parliament and riot in order to defend my right to trough a Cadbury's Wispa at less than 50p so if anyone is up for that please let me know. Coz I'm going to look like a right tit rioting on my own.

Neal Asher said...

Since when have politicians been in their right mind?

Anonymous said...

Another GP votes to tell them all to go forth and multiply. Couldn't agree nore. The NHS is being turned into an intrument of political control. It has to go.

Joe said...

@Vicola: If memory serves, three people technically constitutes a riot, so you don't need that many folks :D

And on a more serious note, how the hell did we go from the Tommys in the trenches to I need Big Brother to wipe my arse for me, in less than one hundered years....

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759


wv: garasb

GrumpyRN said...

And then there is is also this crap in Scotland
http://news.scotsman.com/latest-scottish-news/Plan-for-minimum-alcohol-prices.5028469.jp

Anonymous said...

@Neal Asher: I meant 'right mind' regarding losing votes - no politician wants to do that if it means losing their seat, I didn't mean 'right mind' as in; they make decisions for what's best for the country

wyvern said...

DK, would the docs not be better applying themselves to finding a cure for the, I’m such an anal, totalitarian fuckwit virus, which is rampaging through the country.
This fucker had better start practicing, re-attaching a trachea in the mirror, for the minute more tax goes on Green & Blacks’ Dark Chocolate Ginger he’s going to need it. My other half has just found about this.
Mr. Ecks, the usual e-mail address for that neck of the woods, would be firstname.surname@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
Alternatively, you could rate him here, click on the name. http://www.townpages.com/lanarkshire/airdrie/doctors.htm
ps. seen this over on Fido's site yesterday.
http://newportcity.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-thought-is-mental-disorder.html

Wv: menti, near enough

Anonymous said...

'the UK faces a diabetic timebomb'- what an image. Why does every thing have to be described in such a facile manner. Aggrrhh. Also using the words 'addicted to chocolate', what does he mean- are people being reduced to pimping their nether regions, in the bad lands of Scotland for a flake?

Anonymous said...

Although I have to admit it is always slightly depressing to be in clinic and a barely primary school aged kid comes in with their parent, with a half litre of panda pop and monster munch in the other.

However worse things happen at sea or so I m lead to believe.

dr cromarty said...

As above DK, don't tar us all with the same brush. This twat, suggesting a tax on choccies, would be a twat whatever job he was in. If you know of an infallible twat-filter- let the medical schools know. I'm sure they would be delighted.

Personally I think just telling him to shove a selection box up his useless arse would be message enough. Sideways.

CHUGGIN said...

I agree with your comments, but have a question for you: why are you eager for the privatization of medicine in GB? I would wager that you have a much more profound understanding of healthcare systems than I do, obviously in your own country but also probably mine as well. (US)

I'm sure there are many downsides to the NHS, but here in the US we are at crisis levels with medical care. I personally know of two people who have died because they were unable to afford needed chemo/operations and their insurance would not pay for them. This happens every single day here. There has to be a middle ground somewhere.