Sharron Angle’s war on fluoride

Thank you, just for existing, Sharron Angle. Thank you from snarky bloggers everywhere ... (and from Harry Reid)

Watch your asses, Commie fluoridators. This tea party lady’s got … your … number.

From TPM:

Angle, the tea party favorite who is taking on Sen. Harry Reid, tends to be skeptical of government programs, and her opposition to fluoridation of municipal water supplies back in the late 1990s is no exception.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in April 1999 that the state assembly, of which Angle was a member, voted 26-16 for a bill that required fluoridation in two counties including the cities of Reno and Las Vegas. Angle was a strong opponent of the measure. The paper reported (via Nexis):

Before the vote, Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, R-Reno, sought to postpone the vote so she could add an amendment to block fluoridation in Washoe County. The Washoe County Commission in 1992 rejected fluoridation, and Angle said the Legislature should not approve fluoridation in her county without a vote of its people.

While another member of the Assembly suggested opponents of the measure were worried about the financial implications of fluoridation, the Review-Journal reported: “Angle said she simply does not like fluoride.” Angle added she believed most fluoride used in water supplies could contain “lead, arsenic, [or] mercury.”

Now, before you go and start laughing at Ms. Angle’s valiant attempts to protect our precious bodily fluids (or trying to shut her up … John Cornyn … you should know that there’s a fine tradition of opposition to fluoridation among the tea partiers’ forebears (and current partners) in the John Birch Society. Sharron Angle won’t let that tradition die — although your teeth are, perhaps, another matter … onward!

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7 Responses to Sharron Angle’s war on fluoride

  1. Oh man, cue Dr. Strangelove.

  2. nyscof says:

    Sometimes the Right is right!

    Modern science indicates that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and harmful to health. After 65 years of adding fluoride chemicals into U.S. public water supplies (fluoridation) costing big cities, alone, tens of millions of dollars, yearly – tooth decay is still a national epidemic as described by the US Surgeon General and US children have died from the consequences of untreated tooth decay.

    Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the country as enjoyed (and predicted to) in naturally calcium fluoridated US communities, the silicofluorides used in artificial fluoridation have spread dental fluorosis (discolored teeth) across the land. The CDC says up to 48% of US school children now sport dental fluorosis from ingesting too much fluoride, which opens up the potential for lawsuits at taxpayers’ expense. See:

    Adverse health effects of fluoride are here: http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health

    Fluoridation 101

    Fluoridation is probably the biggest medical blunder of all time – no matter what your political affiliation.

  3. Martin Smith says:

    Just when we believed your great uncle Rolland couldn’t purchase a buggy whip to beat his wife or the “KKK” or the “John Birchers” went out with the button hook, here comes “The Tea Parties” encompassing elements of both wholly disreputable groups. Yet, their PR panderers, and it’s not without a modicum of political humor, attempt to claim “The Tea Party(s)” are basically comprised of Libertarians. Although I’m a Democrat and have no use for the Libertarian Party, it’s philosophies or political platform, the last time I checked, the Libertarian platform was NOT pro-life, anti gay rights or in any way socially conservative. Come on. “The Tea Party” surely has quite a few Libertarians in their ranks (something they’re sure to regret in the future) but is The Tea Party trying to suggest Sharron Angle has Libertarian leanings? Her water fluoridation objections weren’t budget based any more than her yearnings to bring back Prohibition until this dimwit realized she resided in Nevada. It’s time for the Libertarian Party to disavow The Tea Party and for both entities to survive – or not, contingent on their own distinct political idealism and agendas. I’d like to believe Frau Angle isn’t any threat to Harry Reid or America but unfortunately current history has illustrated, yes, it can happen here.

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