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Stinking in America: Is Not Washing the New PC Trend?
The New American ^ | 04 November 2010 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 11/05/2010 7:45:30 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

People such as me are often accused of wanting to return to the 19th century. But, if the New York Times is right about a new trend, some on the Left want to go back to the Middle Ages. What is that trend? Avoiding soap, deodorant, and even bathing regularly. Today, though, it’s often for environmental reasons.

It seems that top-notch Western hygiene has now joined SUVs, Wal-Mart, tobacco (not the wacky kind — it’s in fashion), guns, McDonald’s, and white males in the Museum of Politically Incorrect Persons, Places, and Things.

For example, Guardian writer Kira Cochrane tells us about 51-year-old environmentalist Donnachadh McCarthy, who boasts that he’s gotten his water consumption down to about “20 litres a day,” that he’s “as clean as everyone else,” and that he’s trying to reduce his “carbon footprint.”

If I were Donnachadh, I’d be more concerned about my stink footprint.

McCarthy seems to bemoan what Cochrane calls the fetishizing of extreme cleanliness and says that when he was a lad “the normal thing was to bathe once a week.” I don’t know, perhaps he spent his youth as part of a head-hunting tribe in Papua New Guinea, but during my stateside childhood in the 1970s, a daily shower was expected. I mean, even in 1950s programs such as Leave it to Beaver, the little boy who tried to avoid his nightly bath was often the stuff of comedy fare.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; shampoo; soap; stink; washing
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This is a funny article. Brightened my day.
1 posted on 11/05/2010 7:45:33 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Such wackos!

No wonder so many of them are jobless.


2 posted on 11/05/2010 7:47:41 AM PDT by Warthog-2 (CONGRATS TO GOV. CORBETT and SENATOR TOOMEY!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

So when Katie Couric talked about the great unwashed, she was actually talking about Liberals?

Huh....Makes sense now.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 7:52:00 AM PDT by Portnoy (Follow me on Twitter @gadsdenrattlers)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Bed bugs. No bathing. Economy in free-fall. Anti-American hippies in public office. Unenforced laws. (Shall I go on?)

Could there be more obvious signs of decadence? Or that Western Civilization is headed back to the Middle Ages?

4 posted on 11/05/2010 7:52:07 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Left is the quintessence of hate, greed, and envy. No wonder they're so miserable.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Bad hygiene is retro-60s. All of their ideas are recycled failures from past decades.


5 posted on 11/05/2010 7:53:50 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are going to punish our enemies, get in their faces and punch back twice as hard.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
3 Nuts...starring Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA

I hope this UK nonsense stays there...though I do recall those in college who wouldn't wash some of their clothes because it would ruin them... "they got natural oils, man..."

And I do know someone who stopped his hair loss by reducing his shampooing to once a week.

6 posted on 11/05/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

So Harry Reid was really smelling his constituents then. Instead of complaining he should have said something like, “Ah, I love the smell of BO in the morning, it’s the smell of my voters, it’s the smell of victory!”


7 posted on 11/05/2010 7:54:45 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Warthog-2

Reminds me of the boast of Isabella of Spain that she supposedly had only two baths in her life - baptism, and on her wedding day.

On the more serious side, supposedly we left bad hygiene behind a hundred years ago. Just more ammo in that modern liberalism is leading us backwards in so many ways.


8 posted on 11/05/2010 7:55:15 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

A great way to save water is for Liberal women to shave their heads. This cuts shower time down to a few minutes and eliminates all that shampoo from being drained into the water supply.


9 posted on 11/05/2010 7:55:24 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama to Dems: 'Those GD American voters stole the election!')
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To: Paladins Prayer

That is sooooo French..............


10 posted on 11/05/2010 7:55:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Big spending he wanted to sell
He thought it best just to yell
But returns came that night
voters went to the right
And now he thinks that he’ll smell


11 posted on 11/05/2010 7:56:14 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Paladins Prayer

All we are sayyyyinnng is give soap a chance...


12 posted on 11/05/2010 7:56:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Stinking in America: Is Not Washing the New PC Trend?

Could be why bedbugs are taking over several cities.

13 posted on 11/05/2010 7:56:51 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Paladins Prayer

it took them a while, but them dirty hippies of the 60’s now have a cause they can really get into.
the good news is that leaves more water to wash my car with...


14 posted on 11/05/2010 7:57:01 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

That is why lib women all have short hair.............


15 posted on 11/05/2010 7:57:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

From article,

“Have you ever been around a restaurant worker who recently arrived from a nation (I’m thinking of one culture in particular, which shall remain nameless) in which deodorant isn’t high on the shopping list?”

Hmm. Can anyone guess the country? There are quite a few candidates.


16 posted on 11/05/2010 7:57:56 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This is actually revisiting an old trend from the hippies in the ‘60s. Many hippies stunk to high heaven. They prided themselves on being unclean, unshaven, rejecting materialism, torn jeans, etc.

But now today’s mindless liberals are doing it to save the planet. Ok, got it. (sarcasm)


17 posted on 11/05/2010 7:58:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Paladins Prayer

We have already been through this with the stinky hippies of the 60’s.....epic fail. Looks like we are in for another round of stinky people, this time to “save the world.” LOL!


18 posted on 11/05/2010 7:58:48 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Leftists not washing is a new trend?


19 posted on 11/05/2010 7:59:18 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Gondring

So I guess not shampooing kept the glue from washing off?
m’kay, that might work.

ROTFL!


20 posted on 11/05/2010 7:59:33 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Paladins Prayer

What about saving water by not brushing their teeth? Every little bit counts while trying to “save the planet”.


21 posted on 11/05/2010 8:00:17 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Warthog-2

It goes along with the success of ‘green’ jobs.


22 posted on 11/05/2010 8:00:29 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Paladins Prayer

A biology prof at college only bathed once a week. By Friday we all dreaded having to go ask him a question, he was pretty ripe.


23 posted on 11/05/2010 8:00:40 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Paladins Prayer

24 posted on 11/05/2010 8:01:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I don’t care if it’s un-PC, I refuse to go around smelling like a Russian.


25 posted on 11/05/2010 8:02:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

What else should you expect from a hippie?


26 posted on 11/05/2010 8:04:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Liberals are fowl anyway, why not i.d. themselves with stench?......"LOOK!!!....ANOTHER STINKING LIBERAL!"
27 posted on 11/05/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Paladins Prayer

This is just a sub-trend inside of a larger back-to-the-caves movement among the environazis, most of whom, by the way, will NOT be sharing the caves with us, once they push us into them.

At least they don’t ENVISION themselves as living in the fetid slave-camps with us. They envision themselves being the MASTERS, living in mansions (oops, ecologically friendly buildings ala Al Gore).

Of course, their vision is flawed. Most of them WILL be in the slave camps with us plebes... only the very top players, like Al Gore, for example, will actually get to live in mansions.

But it doesn’t matter. The army of environazis will continue to love their masters even as they become enslaved by them.

It’s only we plebes who will complain.


28 posted on 11/05/2010 8:04:14 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Paladins Prayer

“Stinking in America: Is Not Washing the New PC Trend?”

Makes it easier to pick out the liberals.


29 posted on 11/05/2010 8:07:11 AM PDT by Grunthor (I learned only after Obamas' election that I am a racist, SEXIST, homophobe, anarchist.)
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To: throwback

ROFL!!


30 posted on 11/05/2010 8:07:47 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Red Badger

My sister’s family hosted an exchange student from France. Her two kids also spent a summer in France while they were in highschool. All of them were appalled by the total lack of hygiene on the part of the french. MY sister couldn’t wait to get Francois out of her house. He wouldn’t shower, wouldn’t wash his clothes, and wouldn’t use deodorant. And people think WE should be like THEM?


31 posted on 11/05/2010 8:07:53 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: Warthog-2

I’d like to tell him that the way he can ultimately redeem himself of the sin of creating CO2 and be the greenest of them all is for him to cease breathing.


32 posted on 11/05/2010 8:10:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

We were so poor in my childhood we all had holes in our shoes. But my Mother was a clean addict. She washed clothes and hung them on the line outside even in the cold and ironed everything. She said our clothes may be worn but they would be clean. Everyone had showers every day.


33 posted on 11/05/2010 8:14:10 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Trust but Verify

WHY DO YOU THINK FRANCE IS THE WORLD’S LEADING PERFUME MAKER?.......


34 posted on 11/05/2010 8:14:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: Gondring
And I do know someone who stopped his hair loss by reducing his shampooing to once a week.

NOW you tell me!

35 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:50 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 653 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I met a liberal chick at a party once.

She had long, thick, shiny, black hair.

It was under her arms.


36 posted on 11/05/2010 8:20:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: Grunthor
Let's play: Find the unwashed liberal.....
37 posted on 11/05/2010 8:21:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Paladins Prayer
Not bathing is NOT political correctness...it's simply low class and bad hygiene.

Being brought to you by the same people that find everything else "offensive" is one of the most offensive things on the planet - body odor.

There are some middle easterners that bought a small grocery store near me, I've shopped their for ages, but now you can't stand to go in there; the owner, his wife and employees all stink to high heaven. The minute you walk in the door, it becomes hard to breathe it smells so bad. Needless to say, we don't go there any longer.


38 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:27 AM PDT by FrankR (REPEAL Obamacare, or we'll vote you outta' there....)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I know several extreme enviro/liberals who do this sort of thing. They will only flush the toilet with number 2 and they only bathe once or twice a week (at most). Their kids have the greasiest hair you have ever seen and dirt under their fingernails. Disgusting to me. Don’t even ask me about the women: no hair color, no make-up, Birkenstock sandals... Yuck.


39 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Paladins Prayer

Not bathing is for the newly retarded and plague infested, lice ridden morons.


40 posted on 11/05/2010 8:27:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Red Badger

[ WHY DO YOU THINK FRANCE IS THE WORLD’S LEADING PERFUME MAKER?....... ]

WHY DO YOU THINK THE FRENCH INVENTED PERFUME IN THE FIRST PLACE?.........


41 posted on 11/05/2010 8:35:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Paladins Prayer

Showering once a day is a bit excessive if you are an office worker and don’t have any perspiration issues.

But if you work a physical job it is almost Mandatory.

I shower about 2-3 times a week, but I put on deodorant every morning and wear fresh clothes everyday. If shower everyday I find my hair gets too dry and starts to get brittle. I also check myself in the evenings so that if I start smelling even if I showered yesterday, I shower again. Common Sense prevails.


42 posted on 11/05/2010 8:40:11 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: momtothree
Stink is Far Out!....
43 posted on 11/05/2010 8:46:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GraceG

I shower everyday. There is no excuse for poor hygiene. A person may not be able to tell, but your co-workers do. I have had to work with them.


44 posted on 11/05/2010 8:49:10 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: KYGrandma

[ I shower everyday. There is no excuse for poor hygiene. A person may not be able to tell, but your co-workers do. I have had to work with them. ]

Didn’t know you worked in the same building as me and my coworkers....


45 posted on 11/05/2010 8:50:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: momtothree

[ I know several extreme enviro/liberals who do this sort of thing. They will only flush the toilet with number 2 and they only bathe once or twice a week (at most). Their kids have the greasiest hair you have ever seen and dirt under their fingernails. Disgusting to me. Don’t even ask me about the women: no hair color, no make-up, Birkenstock sandals... Yuck. ]

Not to mention the “dog turd” brown dreadlocks I have had the displeasure of seeing on these yahooos. If I go into a resturaunt and someone is wearing them I leave immediately.


46 posted on 11/05/2010 8:53:30 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Paladins Prayer

If the Progressives achieve the Dark Ages they’re working for they won’t be able to stand the smell of each other.

Oh, wait - - - that’s just for the rest of us. They’ll be in the palace all perfumed.


47 posted on 11/05/2010 8:54:35 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: GraceG

No, I just worked with people who bragged they only showered two or three times a week and were saving the environment. I was glad to be back in my little office with the door locked.


48 posted on 11/05/2010 8:54:39 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Paladins Prayer

LOL! The so-called enlightened ones have found a rationale to smell like a turd.

Amazing how they more closely resemble savages the more “enlightened” they become.


49 posted on 11/05/2010 8:57:49 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Paladins Prayer

This story is just a cover for all of the 3rd-world foreigners filling our country; instead of seeing what’s going on, we’ll attribute the stench to the few remaining Americans in the office instead of the horde of South Americans and Asians there...


50 posted on 11/05/2010 9:02:49 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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