August 31, 2005: The FDA indefinitely defers the approval of “Plan-B” or “morning-after” birth control pills as an over-the-counter drug for women 17 and over because it would remain by-prescription only for women under the age of 17 and the FDA can't figure out how to keep 16-year olds from buying it over-the-counter. Susan Woods, the FDA director of the Office of Women’s Health resigned in protest.
September 20, 2005: The FDA announces that Norris Alderson, a FDA staffer whose specialty is animal husbandry, would replace Susan Woods as the director of the Office of Women’s Health. This announcement is met with universal derision, and the Ministry of Truth erases all evidence of the announcement.
September 19, 2005: The FBI announces the formation of a task force aimed at the prosecution of companies creating pornography involving consenting adults. This is met with snickering and eye-rolling. By FBI agents.
September 22, 2005: The FDA approves, on appeal, to allow a second company to manufacture and market silicone gel breast implants, which previously had been banned for over a decade.
Is this all part of a sinister agenda, or is it merely bumbling incompetence?
Does anyone else see anything inconsistent or hypocritical here?
Wouldn't banning breast implants destroy the porn industry without an FBI task force?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Update: In a Friday afternoon news dump, FDA chief Lester Crawford resigned after only being confirmed to the job two months ago. No word if the reason for his departure was that he found the recently announced porn squad openings too enticing to pass up.
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