Coffee Talk

Good frosty morning News Viewers as some of us are settling into a warm cup of coffee and looking at below-freezing temperatures and white grass for the first time of the season. The leaves are now seriously considering a mass exodus in a state of futility.

~~ heavy sigh, eye roll

Welcome to Coffee Talk, the free chat we offer on Thursdays, the place you can choose your own chat, talk about your cat, or check out the suggested alternative topic of the day.

Today’s Topic

With today’s suggested topic, I was inspired by a tweet I came across last night, and I thought we could have some fun with it.

Name a doctor you prefer over Dr. Oz.

First, a quick check at Wikipedia confirms Oz has an actual medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and right out of the gates practiced a unique brand of alternative medicine for heart disease patients. It made his hospital administration nervous, and alarmed when he promoted therapeutic touch. When Oz participated in a high-publicity heart transplant, he found his true love — media attention. Oprah Winfrey introduced him to television where he promoted pseudoscience, including alternative medicine, faith healing, and paranormal beliefs.

Donald Trump introduced him to politics in 2018 and appointed Oz to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. Now running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, Oz opposes abortion, the Affordable Care Act, and the legalization of recreational marijuana. He supports school choice, fracking, Israel, the Second Amendment, and same-sex marriage.


Here’s a doctor I prefer over Dr. Mehmet Oz.

(And that ^^^ was a new find, even for me, one of Dr. Evil’s biggest fans.)

What doctor would you prefer over Dr. Oz? You may check the world of literature, film, television, or maybe even real life. Oh my….

Happy Thursday, and enjoy your free chat!