Savage Autism

19 Oct

So Denis Leary, one time comedian and currently insulting disabled children, has joined forces with that other prime idiot Micheal Savage to call autistic kids dumb:

There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks.

So, whilst I wipe away the tears of mirth (and only so recently after I had to sew my head back on after I laughed my head off at Tropic Thunder) from my eyes I think to myself – what is it about autism that attracts so much ire from comedians? Well, if I listened to silly people like Ginger Taylor, I’d think it was the CDC’s fault:

It is AAP and CDC’s job to investigate illness and educate the public on said illnesses, but every time a health professional gets on TV and utters the ignorant words, “Mysterious disorder, no know cause or cure” they make one more Dennis Leary, one more Michael Savage…

Thats right, by telling the scientific truth, the AAP and CDC – not only evil promoters of the evil vaccines – also ‘make’ Micheal savage and Denis Leary say stupid things.

Newsflash Ginger – you just said a stoopid thing too. Nobody makes people like savage and Leary say these things. They say it because deep down, they really believe it. Just like Tom Cruise and the other idiot Scientologists really believe that autism doesn’t exist (despite them getting involved with DAN!), the likes of Savage and Leary really believe that parents like you and I _are_ lazy. And its nothing to do with vaccines and its nothing to do with causes. Its to do with lazy thinking.

Ginger goes on to ask:

Or are you perhaps hoping to be able to up the ante and replace the phrase “Refrigerator Mother” with the phrase “Münchhausen Mother”?

Newsflash Number two Ginger – some of your Mother Warrior friends are pretty close to that right now. Not that long ago I posted an entry that described parents chelating 13 month old babies. And here’s a snippet from another Mother Warrior:

My son is 6 and I have to hold him down for the IVs – we’ve done 10. Today he got poked 3 times and has purple hands from blowing veins.


Newsflash Number three Ginger. Although you firmly believe otherwise, there is no science to support the beliefs you have about vaccines and no science to support the ‘treatments’ these people are doing to their children. Without any sort of evidence at all what you and your fellow Mother Warriors are doing _is_ child experimentation. Maybe you should give some thought to the possibility that Savage and Leary are being fed by the endless stream of middleclass know-nothings who think that they know everything there is to know about vaccines? Just a thought

Anyway, I put together a little something for us all to get a little payback against the idiots in celebville. Enjoy

10 Responses to “Savage Autism”

  1. Emmanuel October 19, 2008 at 21:14 #

    It sounds to me like Dennis Leary is conflating autism with learning disabilities (not that what he’s saying is true about kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, either).

  2. Schwartz October 19, 2008 at 21:55 #


    I had hoped to hear you write about the problem or potential solutions, not how vaccines might or might not play into it.

    But that little game rocks! Perhaps that is the appropriate response.

  3. Ms. Clark October 20, 2008 at 02:05 #

    Oooh, floating airheads.

  4. Ms. Clark October 20, 2008 at 02:13 #

    Schwartz, the only thing you are really interested in is discouraging people from trusting real authorities regarding what they say about vaccines. You want to be seen as a more reliable authority than they are, if I’m not mistaken.

    So you want to read an autism story that says nothing about vaccines? Really? That seems out of character for you.

    At any rate, the solution is for airheads like Jenny McYeasty and Ginger Taylor to cease and desist saying utterly ridiculous garbage about autism, like “there’s been an autism epidemic,” like “vaccines cause autism,” like, “too many, too soon,” and “green our vaccines.”

    It’s the airheads who have set the bar so low that autism and autistics can be so easily spoken of abusively by people who think that the majority will laugh with them.

    The solution is for more moms and dads (and professionals and friends) to react like the mom did in the video I just posted in the previous blog entry. To speak respectfully of autistics and not to demean and exploit autistic children the way Jenny McIndigo does every time she opens her ridiculous, yeasty, vulgar mouth.

  5. A Proud Father October 20, 2008 at 03:32 #

    I can tell you from personal experience about the Münchausen thing; in fact, I had several people mention it to me over the last couple of months as far as my son’s Münchausen Mother is concerned. If it’s not exactly that, it’s very close.

    And it seems that being in the medical profession itself is not an uncommon situation. My son’s mother is/was an R.N. and I’ve met several nurses that love to talk about “pulling” this metal, and “dumping” that yeast. (One who actually looked me in the eye and told me she had never heard of an autistic child improving or developing WITHOUT biomedical intervention.)

    Of course, there are Warrior Fathers as well when it comes to this insanity. Mother or father, it’s more about them than their child: “Look at me, what a hero I am, I’m willing to do ANYTHING to save my child from a horrible existence.” How sickening and sad.

  6. A Proud Father October 20, 2008 at 03:35 #

    BTW, the nurse who “looked me in the eye” was the one who told us she had been chelating her own child for 2 … years …

  7. Melody October 20, 2008 at 04:16 #

    If Dennis Leary had really wanted to be funny and talk about ridiculous things in America about autism, why not pull from the chelation crowd? There’s loads of material. Sadly, in real life it’s Not funny. But, neither is talking about refridgerator mothers, so at least this would have had some social commentary.

    I mean, pissing people off when you have no point, or it gets so muddled because the point is not valid (because in actuality, there are not hoards of people taking their kids to get Aspergers/autism diagnoses – at least not successfully) is just not interesting. South Park does that sometimes, and when they do I tune out. But when you combine that with some kind of actual social commentary, it becomes interesting and funny.

  8. David N. Andrews M. Ed. (Distinction) October 20, 2008 at 12:31 #

    PF: “Mother or father, it’s more about them than their child: ‘Look at me, what a hero I am, I’m willing to do ANYTHING to save my child from a horrible existence.'”

    I think you’re right. They’re certainly not looking through the eys of their children.

    Melody: “South Park does that sometimes, and when they do I tune out.”

    Seen those things. I get the feeling somehow, though, that what South Park is doing is actually taking the piss out of the people causing the uproar (e. g., the ADHD episode) rather than people who would get the diagnosis themselves. At least, I’m hoping that’s the way it is. That’s how I view it at least…

  9. Joseph October 20, 2008 at 15:18 #

    Since no one really has a grasp on the autism construct, it’s not surprising that everyone has a different view of it, including views such a Leary’s.

    His claim that shrinks are giving out autism diagnoses willy-nilly to kids and adults verges on conspiracy theory, though. It’s demonstrably false, too. If it were true, then research of diagnosed children would have found this. They do sometimes find children with an autism label who are not in the spectrum at all, but this is rare (I believe it’s 1% in California DDS).

    He’s of course talking about children and adults who are autistic but who don’t fit his preconceived stereotype of autism, and who are diagnosed more often these days.

    As to Ginger, I wouldn’t buy anything she has to say.


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