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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Too Serious Doc?

It is time that old people just realized they should die when told. The sick and unproductive are a burden to those that love them. Children under the age of two are not socialized yet, are unable to care for themselves and could be considered an inconvenience by many. Really, just try parenting on for a couple of years, if it doesn't suit you, put that child out of your misery.

Sound unbelievable? Horrific? Don't be too shocked, this is how Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel thinks and he is our Health Czar. It is his belief that up to this point doctors have taken their moral and ethical obligations too far, taken the Hippocratic Oath too seriously.
True reform, he argues, must include redefining doctors' ethical obligations. In the June 18, 2008, issue of JAMA, Dr. Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the "overuse" of medical care: "Medical school education and post graduate education emphasize thoroughness," he writes. "This culture is further reinforced by a unique understanding of professional obligations, specifically the Hippocratic Oath's admonition to 'use my power to help the sick to the best of my ability and judgment' as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of cost or effect on others."

Dr. Emanuel believes heath care should be reserved for those who don't need it. I must concur, not treating the sick, old, very young, or least productive will indeed lower the overall costs of health care, but is this where we really want to go?

Not only does Dr. Emanuel advocate not treating those with health problems, he would also gear society to support only those that are "worth it". In other words, we should be breeding a bigger, smarter, better, society. Is it any wonder some compare this Administration to Hitler?
Dr. Emanuel argues that to make such decisions, the focus cannot be only on the worth of the individual. He proposes adding the communitarian perspective to ensure that medical resources will be allocated in a way that keeps society going: substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity—those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations—are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Covering services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia." (Hastings Center Report, November-December, 1996)
Careful, if you lock your keys in the car more than once, you could be on the chopping block for care.

Finally, the good doctor sites completely false and misleading facts to back up his reasoning for rationing health care in America.

Dr. Emanuel's assessment of American medical care is summed up in a Nov. 23, 2008, Washington Post op-ed he co-authored: "The United States is No. 1 in only one sense: the amount we shell out for health care. We have the most expensive system in the world per capita, but we lag behind many developed nations on virtually every health statistic you can name."
Unfortunately, the people who track this data beg to differ with his assertion we spend too much and receive little in returns.

This is untrue, though sadly it's parroted at town-hall meetings across the country. Moreover, it's an odd factual error coming from an oncologist. According to an August 2009 report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, patients diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. have a better chance of surviving the disease than anywhere else. The World Health Organization also rates the U.S. No. 1 out of 191 countries for responsiveness to the needs and choices of the individual patient.

Dr. Emanuel has long been a proponent of government take-over of the health care system in the U.S.-he doesn't make that a secret. He thinks we should make decisions on care, not individually, not based on each individual persons circumstance, but as a group, based on statistics, facts, figures, and arbitrary numbers that have no meaning to you or me. The sad reality of a system like this is only we, the average citizen, would be subjected to this care and treatment. The ultra rich, politicians, and the powerful will always have the ability and the means to receive the best care available.

I wonder if they will have to go to Canada to get it?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yay for Rationed Care!

Oh boy! I can't wait to see my daughters both give birth out on the sidewalk of a hospital.......of course, assuming I live that long.
Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds.
The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets - even a caravan - went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.
It is pathetic that some continue to ask why America is the only developed nation without national healthcare, when this is the result of programs like that.
Babies were born in offices, lifts, toilets and a caravan, according to the Freedom of Information data for 2007 and 2008 from 117 out of 147 trusts which provide maternity services.
One woman gave birth in a lift while being transferred to a labour ward from A&E while another gave birth in a corridor, said East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Others said women had to give birth on the wards - rather than in their own maternity room - because the delivery suites were full.
Err, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's because we would prefer to have our babies inside the hospital. With a doctor. In a room made for birthin' babies.


Read more: Daily Mall UK

Forced Healthcare Unconstitutional?

Hey! What do you know....someone FIANLLY addresses what I have wondered all along-is the current healthcare legislation even constitutional? How can the government require how and what type of healthcare we buy in this country? I thought we had freedom of choice and will in this country, as long as we weren't harming others.

Interesting to say the least.
GatewayPundit has the full scoop.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Law Making Brilliance at Work for You

So here in Missouri it was announced yesterday that lawmakers in the state capitol wanted to reduce trash on our waterways from polystyrene pollution. You know, "Styrofoam " coolers, cups, plates-stuff like that.

Lawmakers intended to reduce floating debris and pollution from abandoned foam coolers in the state's waterways.

Unfortunately, since our lawmakers rarely, if ever, actually know what they are talking about, they banned the wrong thing.

But they confused their plastics, and instead of banning Styrofoam, they criminalized the plastic containers found in many kitchens but seldom used to ferry beer and soda down a river.

What I really can't understand about this whole embarrassing situation is WHY, if they figured it out before the law took effect didn't they put the brakes on passage and fix the damn bill. WTH? Why would they go ahead and pass a law banning Tupperware, while continuing to allow polystyrene containers?

Another example of fine law making at your service.

Monday, August 24, 2009

When We Stand Strong

Mom always told me when you're really getting under someones skin-you'll know it. You won't have to yell; you won't have to be outrageous. The only thing you have to do is present your argument in a clear and concise manner-it's OK to be passionate, but be clear and concise-the opposition will defeat themselves. Often, they will deteriorate into a blubbering, tooth gnashing, hateful, hot mess because they seemingly have no effect on you. If you can stand strong against it, you won.

Well, for those of you with a mom it will probably come as no surprise......she was right.

The libs and their dear leader are deteriorating quickly into ripping, writhing, name calling, hot messes. They were so surprised when conservatives didn't roll over and die when the bailouts were passed, then Cap and Trade and finally the proverbial last straw, the Healthcare Holocaust. Sadly, there is no reform in this bill, only death and destruction, leaving those that truly need help still suffering in it's wake.

Harry Reid calls us "evil mongers" Nancy Pelosi likens us to "Nazis". The President himself calls those who disagree "liars".
Facing a recent erosion of public support for health-care overhaul, President Obama lashed out at his opponents Saturday for spreading "outrageous myths" on the Internet, television, and at town hall forums.
Republican leaders, in turn, said it was Obama who is guilty of playing "fast and loose with the facts."
They repeated their assertion that the president's proposed government-funded public health insurance option would destroy the current private insurance-based system.
"I'm glad that so many are engaged," Obama said in his weekly radio address. But it should "be an honest debate, not one dominated by willful misrepresentations and outright distortions, spread by the very folks who would benefit the most by keeping things exactly as they are."

An honest debate that includes the fact that there are NOT 47 million Americans without health insurance? This is a false number and those in power need to stop perpetuating lies to sell their plan.

An honest debate that there is no possible way to reduce costs and increase enrollment without rationing? I will even agree that the word "rationing" is not written in the bill. They would have to be brain damaged to write it down-however-there is no way costs can be reduced while enrollment increases exponentially and not have rationing. There is no way a "panel" with no medical experience and no knowledge of you or your circumstance, will be able to look through a list of treatments and make cost effective decisions without it. When you weigh down an already burdened system with more people and the same money, there will be no other way. What is "evil mongering" and being "willfully misrepresented" is that things will somehow be different in America than Canada or the UK where common drugs and treatments are denied everyday. Why are we the only developed county in the world without healthcare for everyone? Because until now our leaders have been able to see the system we have, while flawed, is better than any other alternative. Think it won't happen here? It already is.

The President and his buds made insurance companies the enemy. They made doctors the enemy. They denigrate everything about a system that is envied around the world. Rather than respond to our calls for concrete answers, it is easier to label people racist, or profiteering, greed-heads that would sacrifice children's tonsils or a leg for profit rather than treat an illness for the long-term. (Which I would just like to point out is also a ridiculous argument-it is clearly more profitable to treat illnesses for years than cut it out or off and end treatment.)

In the end the left has had to send out their goons to pummel and intimidate people willing to take it, but it has not deterred us. They will continue to call us names and denigrate innocent people standing up for their rights.

We will continue to press our message loudly and forcefully, but always with only passion and clearness of message-not violence or intimidation.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wrap Up of Recess Rally in St. Louis-Russ Carnahan

(UPDATE: Be sure to scroll all the way down. We had our usual ton 'o reporting on Rallies all across Missouri. I wouldn't want you to miss any of the information. These guys (and gals) all work exceptionally hard to be sure you get the stories you aren't going to get from the main stream outlets.)

Today I attended the Recess Rally in St. Louis, MO in front of Russ Carnahan's Manchester Rd. office. We could not have asked for better weather and the turn out was fantastic. We had just over 1,000 folks turn up to show their disenchantment with the current healthcare proposals in the House and Senate.

Folks were extremely pleasant and happy to be there. The majority of cars that drove by honked their support of our effort. It is so nice to hear that when we are standing there-it's not hard work, but it does take a lot of time and effort for those deeply involved, so the acknowledgement is nice.

Here is some crowd video. There is not a lot going on here, but it shows about half our attendees and it really gives a sense of how folks were acting and feeling:

Bill and Dana say a few words to the crowd:

With those words, they got the crowd all fired up! A few minutes later the "angry mob" began to sing "America the Beautiful". It was horrific and scary to see such a display of patriotism:

I spoke to Bill and Dana for just a few minutes about the day, the crowd, the feeling and the turn-out:

Needless to say-we are all very pleased!

Finally, just as things were wrapping up and it looked as though we would escape the day without incident a *supporter* has to ruin things by getting an attitude with Dana, calling her and her husband ignorant; the supporter then steps back on Dana's' foot, shoves her with her plentiful rear-end and finishes by calling the cops. However, it is clear the Officer sees we are not causing any problem and just asks us to stay away from the troublemakers-which we are happy to do:

Dana has a great post on the day-with some video I didn't get here.

GatewayPundit gives a run-down of events at the McCaskill office on Delmar here.

SharpElbows does his awesomeness here on the turn-out at Carnahan's office in Crystal City. (and I think Sharp needs to put his speech up-it was great!)

24th State has an excellent summary here as well as some advice on action that must now be taken.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recess Rally-LIVE Russ Carnahan Office

We will be Livestreaming from the Carnahan Recess Rally in St. Louis, MO

Video chat rooms at Ustream

Friday, August 14, 2009

An Anthem for Me

This song just really says it all:

Most importantly-"You can sleep with a gun; when you gonna wake up and fight.....for YOURSELF."
And before folks go nuts and turn that into something it is clearly not-this is obviously a metaphor for standing up for what you believe in and taking care of your own business-don't rely on others. No one is advocating violence-get over yourself.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Presser in Front of SEIU Offices TODAY-Kenneth Gladney

Today the "mob" went down to the offices of the SEIU in St. Louis, MO as a show of solidarity against the beating of Kenneth Gladney outside the Forum on Aging given by Russ Carnahan last Thursday. Unfortunately, Kenneth was the victim of an unprovoked attack from men wearing SEIU shirts outside that protest on Thursday. We all wanted to show our love and support for Kenneth. He is a patriot and he did nothing to deserve what happened to him. It is shocking that others would resort to violence in order to stifle free speech from those with whom they disagree.
Sadly, Kenneth was unable to speak as he was heavily medicated, but Bill Hennessy, David Brown (Kenneth's attorney), and Dana Loesch all said some kind words for the crowd that gathered.

Please take a look at Bill and David-as David reads a speech Kenneth had prepared the night before:

Then Dana Loesch took the stage and had a few things to say:

Thanks to all who were able to attend and show your support for Kenneth. I know he was glad for the turn out. We will continue to stand together against Chicago style politics and those who stifle our right to speak our mind.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Russ Carnahan LIVE Townhall

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Dissent is a Four Letter Word......

You want right-wing, extremist, mob-mentality.....I got it right here:

Is it weird I really just sound like a regular person?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Amazing Report by John Stossel

I have yet to see a report by John Stossel that is not thought provoking and educational.

Is this the healthcare you want? Well, it's coming and if you think otherwise, you're in for a rude awakening. Go. Watch.

Gird your loins.

Health Care: Does Canada Do It Better?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Greg Morton LOVE'S Obama Mom Jeans

I LOVE this guy. We have seen him live and he was hiliarious...but these two are the funniest things I have seen in a while.

Obama in Mom Jeans

Obama Man

Will They Ever Get a Clue?

Big surprise-the government program "Cash for Clunkers" has run out of money. I guess they thought people wouldn't rush in to get "free" money from the government. Do you think when they take over healthcare, they will give us back our own money to let grandma go to hospice or not be burdened with a child? I am glad to learn that in this time of trillion dollar deficits and an economic catastrophe of epic proportions we have extra money lying around to give away on crap like this.........
The program was designed to encourage owners of pollution-spewing gas guzzlers to trade them in for new, more-efficient cars, helping the hard-pressed auto industry and the environment, too. Enticed by rebates of $3,500 to $4,500, car owners are jumping at the offer. It worked, almost too well.
Far more drivers signed up for the program, leaving dealers panicked over when or if the government would make good on the hefty rebates.
The House was first in what's expected to be a fast pit stop, voting to pour in another $2 billion. The Senate has yet to act -- it is expected to take up the measure next week -- but the White House said weekend deals would count, no matter what.
President Obama said the program has "succeeded well beyond our expectations" and is pushing the Senate to pass the measure next week.
I wonder if they see the irony in giving the tax payer money to buy a car from a taxpayer funded company? I wonder if they lowered credit standards so more people can get these cars? I wonder if our leadership is ever going to get a clue.