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A chiropractor for President?

Apparently there’s a chiropracter named Billy Sticker running for President. His platform:

My platform:

  • To increase your patient count by 200% during my first term
  • To increase your income by 200%
  • Pass legislation designating Chiropractic the Official Health Care of America
  • Reduce our dependency on pharmaceuticals (because Chiropractic would be the official health care!)

He even has his own video coverage:

Say it ain’t so! A woo-meister for President. That’d be a step down even from our current President! It’s even worse than that, though. He’s apparently a guy who sells marketing plans to other chiropractors to help them increase their profits! Indeed, his entire website is called Chiropractic Marketing University, and if there’s one thing worse than chiropractic woo it’s chiropractic business woo.

It’s a joke, right? Talk about my breathing a sigh of relief!

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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