Pelosi's plan to stimulate the future – Remove it!

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Health, Politics 

No doubt you’re already aware of Speaker Pelosi’s grand scheme to stimulate the economy–give hundreds of millions of dollars to family planning services.  Remove the children and you remove the burden to society.  It’s quite simple really, why isn’t anyone getting this?

In case you didn’t hear it from the horse’s mouth:

So where else can this go?

Like Michelle Malkin points out:

Up next: Emergency funding for suicide manuals and euthanasia education.

It should be noted that the disability community has thought about that for a long time now.  Michelle Malkin’s comment reminded me of this from the Ragged Edge Online Magazine:

Customer Service Representative: It is the law, Ralph. Assisted suicide procedures and methods are regulated by both federal and state governments. It is administered under END-A, the Early Need for Death Act that was passed by Congress in 2020. Since that time, unapproved suicides are illegal and punishable by fine and imprisonment.

Ralph: What’s the reason for that?

CSR: Unapproved suicides can be highly ineffective and often result in incomplete suicides. One incomplete suicide can leave a patient and his or her family with extremely high, long-term, health care costs. Ten years ago, Unregulated Incomplete Suicides (UIS) were threatening the viability of the entire Managed Universal Care System. On the other hand, Approved Assisted Suicide is the most cost-effective medical procedure in the history of health care. The Administration of END-A has now established best-practice guidelines and inexpensive toolkits that ensure an effective, safe suicide experience for about 98 percent of patients who are eligible for the procedure.

Ralph: Well, I have always tried to follow the advice of my personal physician.

CSR: Very wise, Ralph. Touchstone Healthcare encourages all eligible patients to use Approved Assisted Suicide. Most patients are highly satisfied with the outcome and benefit package. Oh, good, I see your doctor’s order is on my screen. Okay, I can move to the authorization process.

Ralph: How does that work?

CSR: I will ask you a series of questions. I will record your answers for privacy and compliance requirements. Ready?

Ralph: I guess so.

CSR: Okay. Ralph, state your name, date of birth, and patient account number.

Ralph: Ralph Craven. Date of birth was 06/27/1990. My account number is 2175-002-4569.

CSR: Ralph, what is your physician-approved END?

Ralph: What?

CSR: What is your Early Need for Death?

Ralph: I have Predicted Genetic Terminal Illness.

CSR: Has your physician explained what that means?

Ralph: Yes. It means that DNA tests have determined that I definitely will die from something within 20 to 30 years. It is not possible to predict what disease will cause my death, but the DNA predictive test results were conclusive. My doctor said the 20- to 30- year prognosis makes me eligible for Approved Assisted Suicide.

CSR: Ralph, did your physician explain the Suicide Benefit Package?

Ralph: Yes. In fact, the benefit package is what helped me make the decision to go with assisted suicide. The package is just too good to pass up.  My family will receive a Suicide Choice Rebate from the Touchstone Healthcare, and they will still collect my life insurance.

CSR: Right, Ralph. For most people it is a real win-win situation. Well, let me go ahead and email you the Patient Suicide Handbook and Toolkit. The Handbook describes the procedure and tells you how to prepare and what to expect from your assisted suicide. The Toolkit includes your choice of a lethal dose of Endal, or a reusable handgun. If you choose the handgun option, a family member must ship the gun back to Touchstone within thirty days or its cost will be deducted from your Suicide Choice Rebate. The Patient Suicide Handbook also is loaded with other practical information about crematoria and other resources that you might be interested in. Shall I ship your Handbook and Toolkit today?

Ralph: Okay. And I will take the Endal option.

CSR: Excellent choice, Ralph. Your Handbook and complete Assisted Suicide Toolkit will arrive by UPS within 24 hours.

Ralph: Thanks.

CSR: Is there anything else I can help you with today, Ralph?

Ralph: No thank you, Susan. You have been very helpful. I’m sure I will be quite satisfied.

There must be a grain of Joe Bidenesque patriotism in all of this!

UPDATE!

Pelosi pulls it out – so to speak.

Candy Rush Slice? Candy Limbaugh Slice?

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, News, Politics 

President Obama doesn’t want Republicans to listen to Rush Limbaugh.  In a matter of time, he may not even want the name, Rush Limbaugh, spoken.  Well, in the spirit of bipartisanship of which President Obama once spoke, I thought we should take on some of the sillyness of liberal Democrats and show our support of Rush by taking on his name.  You know, like  Sunshine Hussein Lipshits.

What sounds better, Candy Rush Slice or Candy Limbaugh Slice?  Should there be a hyphen?  Or should it be Candy Rush Limbaugh Slice?

If only more “Republicans” in congress would actually listen to Rush Limbaugh…

The new unity at Whitehouse.gov – slam Bush

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Mr. Hopeenchangenunity puts this forth on the Whitehouse.gov website:

Katrina

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

Um, Mr. Obama, whose catastrophic failure was it?  The governor that refused the national guard?  The mayor who didn’t follow his city’s disaster plan?  Oprah for perpetuating the rape stories?

Michigan Running a Surplus – Who Knew?

January 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Are you kidding me?, Democrats, News 

If you heard Jennifer Granholm talk, you’d never know there was a surplus. Our state is bleeding businesses and people. The ONLY industry that Granholm saw fit to offer incentives was Hollywood (movie/television etc.). It was a great lesson showing that tax cuts/incentives to industry work – but I guess the stars in her eyes blinded her to the fact that it would work across the board. In any case – I want my money back!

“Taxpayers deserve a refund!”
-Attorney General Mike Cox

MORNING UPDATE

Cox calls for state tax refund…Attorney General Mike Cox says the state is overcharging taxpayers, and more than $700 million should be refunded to them to help with car, house and other payments. He said when the state raised income and business taxes in October 2007, it was sold as a means to deal with an economic crisis. And yet, he noted, the state ended the last two fiscal years with surpluses, including $712 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.