Say bye to the bean.

It’s amazing what “research” indicates these days: A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals. Kinda says it all, eh?

Posted at 4:13 pm in Media |

20 responses to “Say bye to the bean.”

  1. mary said on December 12, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    I always suspected as much.

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  2. John said on December 12, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    I think that Rosie and Elton John are somehow in cahoots. Thank God soy sauce is a-okay…no red blooded US male wants to eat sushi without it.

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  3. brian stouder said on December 12, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Soy? Dale McMillan would disagree!

    And – isn’t it a bit Dickensian that the homophobic (or is he mysogynistic? Can’t really tell) columnist’s name is “Rutz”?

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  4. Laura said on December 12, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Sadly, the guy is right about soy and breast cancer. Numerous studies find that those with estrogen positive breast cancer (I think it is about 60-70 percent of cases) run a greater risk of recurrence if they consume soy. Soy interferes with the efficacy of tamoxifin (an anti-recurrence drug), too.

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  5. Laura said on December 12, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    FYI, soy sauce is out for breast cancer patients. Unless, of course, they’re gay males.

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  6. Dorothy said on December 12, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    please tell me that guy is a quack. Because I am seriously in love with edemamme and we’ve been eating it regularly. I don’t give a hoot about the homosexuality crap, but if it’s bad and increases the chances of breast cancer, then I guess I have to give it up.

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  7. Bob said on December 12, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve read about the association between soy and breast cancer. As for the homosexuality hypothesis, I can’t think of anything witty to say; I’ll just leave it at, “What a load of horseshit!”

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  8. Laura said on December 12, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    Well, soy (and estrogen) is great for most women, just not those prone to estrogen positive breast cancer–really, just not those who have estrogen positive breast cancer. I wouldn’t give up soy if I didn’t have to if I were you.

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  9. alex said on December 12, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term “bean counters.”

    Are you sure this story isn’t some dairy industry counteroffensive? After all, people are changing to soy milk precisely because cow juice is the one that’s supposedly filthy with hormones.

    This is quite a first, by the way — a nutjob demagogue who actually holds homosexuals blameless for their condition. Could be the start of a new trend — the kinder, gentler hate group. Compassionate fanaticism.

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  10. nancy said on December 12, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    I can hardly put it better than one of Tbogg’s commenters:

    Well, this makes perfect sense to me. See, soybeans have been consumed in mass quantities in Asia for generations. The feminizing effects of soy explain why so many Asian countries, especially China and Japan, have population shortages today. I mean, when was the last time any of you actually saw someone of Asian descent?

    Laura, what is “estrogen positive” breast cancer, and how is it different from other kinds? (If you’re not in the mood for the long explanation, feel free to say, “Ask Prof. Google like everyone else.” I’m just curious.)

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  11. Dorothy said on December 12, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for clarifying that, Laura. And I want to correct my spelling. I know it’s edamame. I was hurrying.

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  12. Ricardo said on December 12, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    I only drink soy milk. Use it for bisquits and mashed potatoes too. If living longer makes me less of a man, so be it.

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  13. Bob said on December 12, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    I never had soy until I was past 40, and haven’t made a habit of it since then. I was raised on unpasteurized milk from our own cows and red meat from our own livestock that were never treated with antibiotics or hormones.

    According to those nut-jobs, I should have grown up to be Mr. Stud-Jock, but I’ve been a sissy from the git-go. I wonder how they explain that.

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  14. nancy said on December 12, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    Probably your mother listened to Judy Garland records when she was pregnant.

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  15. Dorothy said on December 13, 2006 at 7:45 am

    You people reallly crack me UP.

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  16. danno said on December 13, 2006 at 9:08 am

    The soy – asian connection was my first thought. So wouldn’t that make places like Tokyo and Shanghi the ‘gay meccas’ of the world??
    Geez, what people won’t do (or write) to legitimize their fears.

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  17. Laura said on December 13, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    Here’s how the National Cancer Institute explains estrogen receptor postitive breast cancer:

    Although estrogen does not appear to directly cause the DNA mutations that trigger the development of human cancer, estrogen does stimulate cell proliferation.

    Therefore, if one or more breast cells already possesses a DNA mutation that increases the risk of developing cancer, these cells will proliferate (along with normal breast cells) in response to estrogen stimulation. The result will be an increase in the total number of mutant cells, any of which might thereafter acquire the additional mutations that lead to uncontrolled proliferation and the onset of cancer.

    In other words, estrogen-induced cell production leads to an increase in the total number of mutant cells that exist. These cells are at increased risk of becoming cancerous, so the chances that cancer may actually develop are increased.

    So, if you have the right (or wrong, really) estrogen receptors, your cancer says “mmmmmm, estrogen.” On the bright side, the drug,tamoxifin, chokes these rogue receptors, making recurrence less likely. Unless, of course, you consume a lot of soy. Certain compunds in soy mimic estrogen, making the tamoxifin fairly useless. Or so I’m told.

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  18. Laura said on December 13, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    Compounds, I mean. My typing skills leave something to be desired.

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  19. Laura said on December 13, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    My coding leaves something to be desired, too.

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  20. nancy said on December 13, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the clarification. I was talking to my friend in Bexley about her breast cancer, and I asked about the football player’s wife who’s been treated there. She said she wasn’t doing well, had had a recurrence, probably because she had another baby after her first recovery. I imagine a pregnancy would stir up all sorts of estrogen.

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