The Poor Man tears Jonah apart for his ridiculous stance on DDT, and then challenges him to back up his claims:
Goldberg declined my generous offer to help alleviate the unacceptable difficulty he would face if he joined the active duty military in Iraq, (an unacceptable difficulty overcome, with no help from me, by 100,000+ Americans at this very moment.) Here’s an easier one: in order to demonstrate that this phobia about the health effects of DDT is nothing more than a liberal superstition, and save millions of lives in the Third World, please eat some DDT. DDT is illegal for use in agriculture world-wide, but it is still manufactured in large quantities by Hindustan Insecticides of India and Shenzhen Jiangshan Commerce & Industry Corp. of China, and is available for purchase in a wide variety of formulations. An enterprising fellow such as yourself would surely be able to procure a sample of these chemicals from the manufacturer – or, if import controls prove too difficult, you could probably get some from a university lab. Here’s the great part: I will personally pay for all the DDT you eat, provided you personally eat all the DDT I buy for you. So, here’s the deal: for no money, you can save untold millions of lives, simply by doing something which, as you have just finished telling the world, has no proven harmful effects, and should be used widely in agriculture.
This is an idea whose time has come. Maybe the next step would be to put Michelle Malkin in a detention camp? How about make Bush put up asbestos at his Crawford Ranch? I’m open to suggestions.