TONIGHT’S SHOW is a quick roundup of news that caught our attention, starting with a recommendation by some medical experts that Gardisil, the vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus, be administered to boys. Also, evil alien memes in TV and movies; the White House Military Office now in charge of continuity of government; and the “son of Krakatoa” is rumbling.
TODAY’S SHOW covered a range of topics, but most of our time was spent discussing genetically modified crops and the difficulty in finding out how GM foods affect our health. Meanwhile, H1N1 vaccines are being fast-tracked, with human trials only intended to determine dosage — not whether the vaccines are actually safe.
JOHN CONYERS (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, mocked fellow lawmakers who insist on actually reading legislation before they vote. The message is clear: don’t bother with the details, just trust us. We’ll see if the American public’s opposition to the proposed nationalization of health care stays strong or if something comes along (World Series? Football? Washington scandal?) to distract us.