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.

Mom in Chief? Mom of the House? The political mommy-track

January 23, 2007 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Democrats, Election, Politics 

Betsy at Betsy’s page has a great post discussing the political mommy-track.

I guess there must be some people out there whose hearts melt at the thought of mothers running for public office and relate to women talking about what they learned from raising their children. I’m just not one of them. I think this is all code for saying that these women are more likely to want to spend government money for the children. That’s why Democratic mothers seem more notable than Republican mothers to the media.

And what does all this fuss say about men? That they don’t love and care about their children and grandchildren? George H.W. Bush, for example, is a man who clearly deeply loves his children and grandchildren. Was that a political plus for him? Who cared? We weren’t electing him as Dad-in-Chief. Would these same journalists who were so wowed by the sight of Nancy Pelosi’s grandchildren have felt the same way if Barbara Bush had run for office surrounded by her grandchildren? I doubt it.

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No, Nancy, not a Global Warming committee!

Okay, let’s form a committee to create a solution for something that is an unproven theory just because it will appease the voters who are royally pissed about the aquiesence of funds for the troop surge. Yeah, that’s the ticket! And while you’re at it, Nancy, can you create a committee for Rain Follows the Plow? Just another way we humans influence climate.

Pelosi Creates Global Warming Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to create a special committee Thursday in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by Independence Day.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said the committee would hold hearings and recommend legislation on how to reduce greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide generated by fossil fuels, that most scientists blame for a gradual warming of the earth’s climate.

“I promise to do everything in my power to achieve energy independence … and to stop global warming,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi set a goal of the Fourth of July for finishing a global warming bill that would “truly declare our energy independence.”

:: More here ::

Wow, Independence day will be the day we declare our energy independence. So, will we be building more nuclear power plants?