Sunday Reads: Purple Water

And with that specific cartoon…attention folks in West Virginia!

Here is the tweet that L Ron Mexico is responding to:

I’m going to post a few more reactions to this obvious bullshit notice about the magenta water conditions:

For another turn, check out who gets the last laugh on Bill Maher…

So good.

As many of you know, we have been moving into a new house the past week. I hope it will be the last move of my lifetime. The internet has been sporadic at best, Windstream is the worst. I just wanted to share a few more items with you.

Lastly, this bit of shit headline:


This is an open thread.

8 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Purple Water”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Have a good day, I need to catch up on so much from this past week.

    • dakinikat says:

      This explains a lot …

      • NW Luna says:

        Me: Religious freedom? Why yes, for Wiccans and Buddhists and Muslims and Hindus and …. Oh? You meant only Christians? OK, sure, let’s stone adulterers, starting with the one in the White House. Then we’ll turn guns into plowshares.

        Them: (exploding heads)

  2. NW Luna says:

    Cave lion, too!

  3. dakinikat says:

  4. quixote says:

    Well, potassium permanganate is used in water treatment, rinsing off fruit before sale, disinfecting skin, and similar. Probably the closest thing to it in common experience would be iodine. Acts as a strong disinfectant, but can be ingested without bad effects. Alcohol is another example.

    That said, with anything in that class there are limits to how much it’s wise to ingest.

    When the water is bright magenta, you could probably shower in it with no ill effects. It wouldn’t do anything to laundry except turn everything bright purple. That could be a problem for people who don’t like purple clothes…. It’s probably fairly easy to look up the toxicology and find out just how much you can drink before it becomes a bad idea, at which point you could decide whether to brush your teeth with it or not.

    But plain out-and-out drinking the stuff? Cooking with it? I don’t think so. Not in the most laid-back, a-few-chemicals-never-hurt-anyone universe, is it ever okay to drink a disinfectant like fruit juice.

    So the fact that Mr. Executive is trying to pretend it is means he’s acting in very bad faith. But we knew that.