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Death Panels…Gosh That Sarah Palin Is Sooo Stupid That Would Never Happen! Half Of Euthanasia Cases Belgium INVOLUNTARY! Oopsy…

Updated another rushed attempt at proofing…

Well you may or may not know this but the Elite in the US are REALLY enamored with all of Europe’s systems, especially the vaunted cradle to grave medical system. Little did we know the system might be encouraging folks into the grave sooner than they might wish. Kinda makes you wonder why the bastards just don’t move there, but I digress. This love of all things European includes both Republican and Democrat politicians but of course Democrats are much worse…

One of the reasons the elite (both sides of the political spectrum) in the US really hate Governor Palin is her down home way of framing issues.  While all the other Republicans are running polls on whether they can have an opinion or not she steps right out there.

Noisy Room has more…

For instance everyone in the elite had quite the laugh about Governor Palin calling out Obama’s death panel…oooh that Sarah Palin is such a rube. They tried to shut her down with ridicule…but that only works on folks who don’t know what they believe, doesn’t work on Gov Palin. Doesn’t she KNOW how they do it in Europe? Here is the initial quote by Governor Palin.

And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Well that kicked over the ant mound real quick like…and here are a selection of delicious quotes by both sides of those bastards in DC…well hell let’s forget about Democrats since we KNOW what they think. Kill Granny!

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston distanced himself from Palin: Kingston said, “I agree. It’s rhetorical. It’s a scare tactic. There’s no question about it.” Rep. Kingston also said that there are no death panels.

On Meet the Press today David Brooks called Palin’s claims crazy, “Yeah. Again, that’s crazy. If–the, the, the crazies are attacking the plan because it’ll cut off granny, and that–that’s simply not true. That simply is not going to happen.”

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican-Alaska) told a crowd in Anchorage in August 2009, "It does us no good to incite fear in people by saying that there’s these end-of-life provisions, these death panels". She added, "There is no reason to gin up fear in the American public by saying things that are not included in the bill".[78]

In a July 2010 National Public Radio segment entitled "The Politics Of Anger", Representative Bob Inglis, (Republican-South Carolina) said, "I think it’s never a good strategy to travel on misinformation. Talking about death panels when there are no death panels is a disservice to the country and, long-term, to the conservative movement."[79]

President Buffoon joked about death panels…(which has me wondering just exactly how do we get out of the jam we are in when over half the population voted for this jackass)

President Obama, meanwhile, treated Palin’s criticism as a joke. As we noted at the time, he told a New Hampshire town meeting: "The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels’ that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t–it’s too expensive to let her live anymore." The transcript records that the audience laughed at this callous "joke."

Naturally Gov. Palin didn’t back down…she just doubled down. heh…and realize that I am unable to show that for a few moments (days) Gov. Palin was undefended…because Republicans are completely unable to understand that the world view of Democrats is not only less efficient, something Republicans understand, but it is evil, something Republicans by and large do not understand because they view Democrats as occupying the moral high ground. Of course this is absurd, but if your view of the world is that we are all here to sacrifice ourselves to others, then holding up individual rights as god given is difficult. Governor Palin shows the way forward…

"If the health care bill goes the way Obama wants it, we’re gonna have something very much like foreign countries’ systems of health care like the British, and it’s the American people — if we have our health care paid for by the bureaucracy, by government — depending on our health condition, depending on our age — we’re gonna be subject to bureaucrats deciding, panels and commissions deciding — just like they do overseas — who will be worthy of receiving the health care that government is going to provide."

"So that is the death panel that I referred to, and I won’t back off on criticizing that aspect of the health care bill."

So here we are years later, still laughing at that “rube” Gov. Palin and this story pops up. The biggest take away from this article isn’t the idea that they may begin harvesting organs after they euthanize folks…no. The biggest take away is that over half of the euthanasia cases in Belgium are involuntary! Half, 5 out of 10 folks are murdered against their wishes by their own goddamn government! Those Europeans sure are superior to us…

Euthanasia Study Raises ‘Chilling’ Concern That Patients Could be Killed to Harvest Better Organs – FoxNews.com

“Insofar as euthanasia has been legalized in Belgium, it’s hard to see why they wouldn’t want to take organs for transplantation,” said Ana Iltis, director of the Center for Bioethics Health and Society at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. “People tend to respond with an ‘Ick,’ but that response should be about euthanasia. Once you accept that physicians are going to kill patients, it seems logical that they would harvest those organs for transplantation.”

Dr. Peter Saunders of the group, Care Not Killing, which is a U.K.-based alliance opposed to euthanasia, expressed to The Daily Telegraph that he is very concerned about what is unfolding in Belgium.

“Given that half of all euthanasia cases in Belgium are involuntary, it must be only a matter of time before the organs are taken from patients who are euthanized without their consent,” Saunders told The Telegraph. “The matter of fact way the retrieval process is described in the paper is particularly chilling and shows the degree of collaboration that is necessary between the euthanasia team and the transplant surgeons – prep them for theater next to the operating room, then kill them and wheel them in for organ retrieval. All in a day’s work in Brave New Belgium. Doctors there are now doing things that most doctors in other countries would find absolutely horrific.”

And one might wonder whether doctors will adapt to their new role as ghouls murdering folks against their wishes for the betterment of society? And if they adapt to their new roles then exactly how does that impact healthcare? This might be a good time to review part of the classic oath doctor’s used to take. They have since dispensed with this anachronistic paean to the care of the sick…

I will apply dietic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep myself holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honoured with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

Yes so that Sarah Palin sure is a rube…would all the politicians who are so goddamn fascinated with Europe please just go ahead and move there and leave us the fuck alone?

Democrats And The Bad Things They Do!

If you are interested in some of these candidates please review the links. You might learn why it is a bad idea to vote for them.

Travis Childers Dina Titus Carol Shea-Porter Ann Kuster Harry Teague John Hall Michael Arcuri Larry Kissell Earl Pomeroy Steve Driehaus Mary Jo Kilroy Zack Space Kathy Dahlkemper Bryan Lentz Patrick Murphy Chris Carney Paul Kanjorski John Spratt Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Roy Herron Chet Edwards Ciro Rodriguez Glenn Nye Tom Perriello Denny Heck Mike Oliviero Julie Lassa Steve Kagen Steve Raby Ami Bera Joe Garcia Trent Van Haaften Stephene Ann Moore John Callahan Jon Hulburd Jon Hurlburd Stephen Pougnet Lori Edwards Ravi Sangisetty Pat Miles Tarryl Clark Tom White Matthew Zeller Paula Brooks Manan Trivedi Brett Carter Suzan Delbene Colleen Hanabusa Robert Dold Cedric Richmond Lisa Murkowski Barbara Boxer Michael Bennet Alexi Giannoulias Robin Carnahan

Paul Hodes Lee Fisher Joe Sestak Harry Reid Scott McAdams Kendrick Meek Charlie Crist Jack Conway Patty Murray Russ Feingold Richard Blumenthal Joe Manchin Chris Coons Ron Wyden Kirsten Gillibrand Mike McMahon Scott Murphy Bill Owens Heath Schuler Charlie Wilson Betty Sutton Kurt Schrader Mark Critz Lincoln Davis Rick Boucher Gerry Connolly Rick Larsen Ann Kirkpatrick Harry Mitchell Jerry McNerney John Salazar Betsy Markey Allen Boyd Alan Grayson Alan Grayson Suzanne Kosmas Jim Marshall Debbie Halvorson Bill Foster Phil Hare Baron Hill Leonard Boswell Frank Kratovil Gary McDowell Mark Schauer Mike Ross Dennis Cardoza Christopher Murphy John Barrow Melissa Bean Bruce Braley Dave Loebsack John Yarmuth Chellie Pingree Tim Walz Russ Carnahan Rush Holt Carolyn McCarthy Dan Maffei Bob Etheridge Mike McIntyre David Wu Jason Altmire Tim Holden David Cicilline Jim Matheson Ron Kind Bobby Bright Gabrielle Giffords Jim Costa Loretta Sanchez Ed Perlmutter Jim Himes John Carney Ron Klein Sanford Bishop, Jr. Walter Minnick Joe Donnelly Ben Chandler Gary Peters Ike Skelton John Adler Martin Heinrich

Washington conservative rally…pictures by BBC

Glenn Beck threw a little party down in DC to celebrate conservative values.

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The Mainstream Media reported a few people showed up. Just a few…

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Sarah Palin naturally showed up!

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There was a bit of pride to be seen…

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Just a bit…

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Anyone seen a constitution laying around here? Do we have to show y’all how it’s done? We kicked a tyrant out before, we can again!

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Nothing to see here, move along.

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Wished I could have gone.

BBC News – In pictures: Washington conservative rally

SRLC Sarah Palin Signs Autographs After A Terrific Speech!

Ok so those of you wondering what my voice sounds like can stop wondering. Anyways, got lucky by being in the right spot at the right time and I got an autograph from Sarah Palin.  

YouTube – Sarah Palin Signing Autographs Including Mine!

Sarah Palin would be a tremendous President. Not because she is some kind of walking wiki of government facts and figures but because she is one of us. I happen to believe that more than anything we need a person as President who will go in there and say “Oh My Gosh what the hell are you folks doing here”? I don’t need another technocrat running around spewing facts and figures at me about this or that program. I don’t give a good goddamn about that, what I want is someone with honor and morals to get up there and YELL STOP! She has to do EXACTLY what Reagan did and talk over the heads of the News Media…or the enemy as Andrew Breibart calls them. No one is better equipped to do that than Sarah Palin.

This was my first real political event and my wife and I had a blast! It was amazing to be in the middle of folks who are and have been shaping world events. It was amazing to become part, a very small part of it, while we were there. For instance my wife and I were interviewed by the New York Times because of my “Don’t Blame Me I Voted For Sarah Palin” badge, and perhaps because I was the guy screaming “Run Sarah Run”…and that got picked up by the AP and MSNBC. The fact that we were sitting right in front of the press gaggle and my wife is, according to a somewhat drunk blogger, hot probably had something to do with all the attention. Yea of course I think she is hot but I am a little biased…heh.

The biggest applause — and the most merchandise — seemed to belong to Ms. Palin and Mr. Gingrich. The differences in their messages were not lost on a Baton Rouge man, Pier Legrand, who was attending the conference with his wife.

“Newt tends to go with the wind. Whatever way the polls go, Newt goes. I don’t get that feeling with Palin,” said Mr. Legrand, who was wearing a blue lapel button that said: “Don’t Blame Me. I Voted for Sarah.”

Later that night we went to the blogger bash sponsored by a terrific politician that we need to support, Ray McKinney. Dr. Melissa Clouthier put the entire party together and it was fantastic but not nearly as fantastic as she is cause she put up with my pestering about where the party was and was simply wonderful introducing us to everyone. Got to meet Robert Stacy McCain who is a lot crazier in person than his blog lets on and it lets on to a big bunch of crazy! But my wife thinks he is cool and that his opening line about her playing basketball was so original! Met Anita Moncrief…yea the very same young lady who helped bring down ACORN. Ed Morrissey was there and you can blame him for encouraging me by linking to me early on. I think he has since realized what a bad idea that is…millions of folks owe him big time, great guy who is as super sharp in person as he is in his posts. Had a terrific discussion with Jillian Bandes about how hopeless our situation is in regards to the economy. And no Jillian I STILL cannot answer your question of why I continue to fight…the math on our country’s situation is irreversible. Maybe I fight because I know it will fail and I want to make sure we can rebuild when it comes crashing down around our heads.  Rick Moran was there as was NiceDeb and Andrew Breitbart showed up after a bit. Wow…these are the who’s who of blogging! There was others there and I apologize for not mentioning you but I was pretty much agog at the conversations.

Got to ask Andrew if the release of the ACORN videos was as planned as they seemed to be. Brought his lawyer and partner into the room because he didn’t think we would believe that he had predicted 99.9% of how the left responded. Well actually it was pretty apparent those videos had been timed so he didn’t need any back up. Truth is I just wanted to confirm that we have someone on our side smarter in Alinsky tactics than most of the left. We do.

Very powerful stuff and both Karen and I are looking forward to going to CPAC in February!

Now off you go to support Republicans! Don’t play that dumb game of voting for Democrats because a particular one is a good guy…he may very well be a good guy but every single additional D in the Congress empowers those evil bastards trying to destroy this country. We cannot allow that! So yes, support conservatives in the primaries but once the primaries are done support the winner regardless of whether you like him or not if he has an R after his name. Above all we have to defeat Nancy Pelosi and Obama…above all else.

Sarah Para Bellum Cleaning Up Messes Corrupt O Crats Leave Behind!

Great Cartoon!

Sarah Para Bellum  

Move over, Rosie the Riveter. Here comes Sarah, and it’s not just rivets she’s packing. –All Right Magazine

No matter how you feel about Alaska’s former governor, everyone has an opinion. Today, America is arguably in peril from forces potentially as destructive as Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. During WWII Rosie the Riveter kept ’em flying, and today when most of our "conservative" leaders are majoring in hand-wringing, the girls are stepping up. –Dale

Out of Order the Blog: Sarah Para Bellum

Death Panels An Interview With President Obama – NYTimes.com

Hahaha…That Sarah off on a tangent again…Death Panels??? Can I get a Harrumph!?!

Oh wait…hmmm this looks bad.

Now, I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care — it’s a related one — is what you do around things like end-of-life care —

Yes, where it’s $20,000 for an extra week of life.

THE PRESIDENT: Exactly. And I just recently went through this. I mean, I’ve told this story, maybe not publicly, but when my grandmother got very ill during the campaign, she got cancer; it was determined to be terminal. And about two or three weeks after her diagnosis she fell, broke her hip. It was determined that she might have had a mild stroke, which is what had precipitated the fall.

So now she’s in the hospital, and the doctor says, Look, you’ve got about — maybe you have three months, maybe you have six months, maybe you have nine months to live. Because of the weakness of your heart, if you have an operation on your hip there are certain risks that — you know, your heart can’t take it. On the other hand, if you just sit there with your hip like this, you’re just going to waste away and your quality of life will be terrible.

And she elected to get the hip replacement and was fine for about two weeks after the hip replacement, and then suddenly just — you know, things fell apart.

I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost. I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother. Whether, sort of in the aggregate, society making those decisions to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill is a sustainable model, is a very difficult question. If somebody told me that my grandmother couldn’t have a hip replacement and she had to lie there in misery in the waning days of her life — that would be pretty upsetting.

And it’s going to be hard for people who don’t have the option of paying for it.

THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right?

I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.

So how do you — how do we deal with it?

This is where it gets ugly…and just as lawyers have been trained to do from the beginning of time he does not allow himself to be cornered into saying that these conversations, guided by panels made up of Doctors, Scientists and errr ethicists, will not be voluntary. The elephant in the room is the idea that this “Death Panel” will not have the power to make blanket rules about circumstances which the government should not fund.

I am from the Government and I am here to help.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.   After the Great Recession – An Interview With President Obama – NYTimes.com

One has to wonder who Obama might want on his “independent” group.

John Holdren springs to mind…

John P. Holdren is advisor to President Barack Obama for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Here are some choice quotes from the guy Obama might tap to be on an independent group giving guidance to the sick. Take it away Johnny! All of the following material is borrowed from the absolutely remarkable work by Zombietime blog.

Harrison Brown’s most remarkable book, The Challenge of Man’s Future (Viking, 1954; reprinted by Westview, 1984), was published more than three decades ago. By the time I read it as a high school student a few years later, the book had been widely acclaimed as a monumental survey of the human prospect, illuminated through analysis of the interaction of population, technology, and the resources of the physical world. I knew even before high school that science and technology held special interest for me, and I suppose I also had some prior interest in the larger human condition. But The Challenge of Man’s Future pulled these interests together for me in a way that transformed my thinking about the world and about the sort of career I wanted to pursue. I have always suspected that I am not the only member of my generation whose aspirations and subsequent career were changed by this book of Harrison Brown’s.

What was so special about the book? Perhaps most impressive at the time was the combination of audacity and erudition with which Brown wove together insights from anthropology, history, economics, geochemistry, biology, and the study of technology to provide a coherent, multidimensional picture of his subject—how humans have provided themselves with the physical ingredients of existence in the past, their prospects for doing so in the future, and the connections between these matters and the sociopolitical dimensions of the human condition. As a demonstration of the power of (and necessity for) an interdisciplinary approach to global problems, the book was a tour de force.

And who is it exactly that Holdren admires so much? Well Harrison is a swell character. Here are some quotes from the book that Holdren claims had such an impact on his choice for his life’s work.

Page 105 of The Challenge of Man’s Future by Harrison Brown

First, man can discourage unfit persons from breeding. Second, he can encourage breeding by those persons who are judged fit on the basis of physical and mental testing and examinations of the records of their ancestors.

Priorities for artificial insemination could be given to healthy women of high intelligence whose ancestors possessed no dangerous genetic defects. Conversely, priorities for abortions could be given to less intelligent persons of biologically unsound stock.

Such steps would undoubtedly contribute substantially to a slowing down of species deterioration. But it is clear that they would by no means be sufficient. A broad eugenics program would have to be formulated which would aid in the establishment of policies that would encourage able and healthy persons to have several offspring and discourage the unfit from breeding at excessive rates.

Here is Obama’s science advisor Holdren again lauding the perversion of life that Brown represents. We fought a bloody war against another group of maniacs who thought they knew who was fit and who wasn’t. Now we are putting this maniacs into office. Take it away Obama Science advisor Holdren.

What was so special about the book? Perhaps most impressive at the time was the combination of audacity and erudition with which Brown wove together insights from anthropology, history, economics, geochemistry, biology, and the study of technology to provide a coherent, multidimensional picture of his subject—how humans have provided themselves with the physical ingredients of existence in the past, their prospects for doing so in the future, and the connections between these matters and the sociopolitical dimensions of the human condition. As a demonstration of the power of (and necessity for) an interdisciplinary approach to global problems, the book was a tour de force.

Here are some more choice quotes from this “Tour de Force” The Challenge of Man’s Future by Harrison Brown.

In the first place, it is amply clear that population stabilization and a world composed of completely independent sovereign states are incompatible. Populations cannot be stabilized by agreement any more than levels of armament can be stabilized by agreement. And, as in the latter case, a world authority is needed which has the power of making, interpreting, and enforcing, within specified spheres, laws which are directly applicable to the individual. Indeed, population stabilization is one of the two major problems with which a world government must necessarily concern itself.

Given a world authority with jurisdiction over population problems, the task of assessing maximum permissible population levels on a regional basis need not be prohibitively difficult.

We are handing our lives over to a bunch of folks who think it is ok to decide who lives and who dies. We are handing our lives over to a bunch of folks who further think that there are too many humans on the planet. We are handing our lives to folks whose friends have talked about eliminating millions because they hold the wrong philosophy on life…take it away Weathermen.

The title of this post is a partial quote from FBI Operative and Army veteran Larry Grathwohl who infiltrated the Weather Underground combined with an observation of my wife. It was question to Billy Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn and other Weathermen during a conversation about what they envisioned the United States would look like after they won the war. Yes he confirms that Billy Ayers, a person Obama called a guy in his neighborhood, was in the room when this was said: (thank you to Bob Owens from Confederate Yankee for a terrific article and to Pajama Media for hosting it!)

I asked, Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists? And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say eliminate, I mean kill.

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious.

So when you laugh at Sarah Palin…maybe it is almost like whistling past the graveyard eh? Cause the folks we have managed to put into power are just this dangerous.

IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! SARAH COUNTER ATTACKS! Heh…She Baited Him, He Bit, Then Barracuda Set The Hook! Leftist Fanatics…It’s What Sarah Eats For Breakfast.

Facebook | Sarah Palin: Concerning the "Death Panels" This is going to leave a mark. Sarah is smacking this socialist shit of a President up around the head like a red haired step child…

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.
The President made light of these concerns. He said:

“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore….It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.” [1]

The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” [2] With all due respect, it’s misleading for the President to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.
Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual … or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility… or a hospice program." [3] During those consultations, practitioners must explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services. [4]

Now put this in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.” [5] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As Charles Lane notes in the Washington Post, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones…. If it’s all about alleviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to “bend the curve” on health-care costs?” [6]
As Lane also points out:

Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite “purely voluntary,” as Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) asserts. To me, “purely voluntary” means “not unless the patient requests one.” Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive — money — to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.
Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit “formulation” of a plug-pulling order right then and there. So when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) denies that Section 1233 would “place senior citizens in situations where they feel pressured to sign end-of-life directives that they would not otherwise sign,” I don’t think he’s being realistic.
[7]

Even columnist Eugene Robinson, a self-described “true believer” who “will almost certainly support” “whatever reform package finally emerges”, agrees that “If the government says it has to control health-care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.” [8]

So are these usually friendly pundits wrong? Is this all just a “rumor” to be “disposed of”, as President Obama says? Not according to Democratic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, who writes:
Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives…. It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen … should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign. [9]

Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens….An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” [10] Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” [11]

President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.
[1] See http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/president-obama-addresses-sarah-palin-death-panels-wild-representations.html.
[2] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[3] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1); Sec. 1233 (hhh)(3)(B)(1), above.
[4] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1)(E), above.
[5] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[6] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703043.html].
[7] Id.
[8] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002455.html].
[9] See http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/letter-congressman-henry-waxman-re-section-1233-hr-3200.
[10] See http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Where_Civic_Republicanism_and_Deliberative_Democracy_Meet.pdf
[11] See http://www.scribd.com/doc/18280675/Principles-for-Allocation-of-Scarce-Medical-Interventions.

Facebook | Sarah Palin: Concerning the "Death Panels"

Video Bill Whittle – The Media, The Left and GOP Elitists vs. Sarah Palin and you as well as me.

This just about says it all…and more. It is worth 60 minutes of your time but only asks for 12. Spend it.

We must without a doubt acknowledge that we are in a fight to the death with the left and that they have only one result in mind. We lose they win.

Losing means we are enslaved. Don’t believe me? Check this video out.

 

Now off you go to check out Bill Whittle…

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Carrie Prejean and Sarah Palin Together! Pictures and Skin!

Yea whatever! Why not make those punks looking for the picture read something that might actually educate them? First lets get the pictures out of the way!

Carrie Prejean Skin Sarah Palin Short Shorts

Did you know that Obama feels the same way that Carrie Prejean feels about gay marriage? Yup he sure does.

Obama said, "I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."

Why gee that is almost exactly what Carrie Prejean said. But does it really matter? Nope.

Now that you are here take a look at some other posts around here with a lot more substance. Yea I know not hard since this one is all about getting you here.

Gov. Perry Backs Resolution Affirming Texas’ Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment…YEA BABY GIVE ME MORE!

OBAMA MEMO: GREENHOUSE GAS LIMITS WILL HURT ECONOMY…WHOOPEE! OBAMA SMILING LIKE HE JUST HEARD JOKES ABOUT 9/11 AND RUSH DYING. LEFT SAID TO BE CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF THE US!

Darn Those Consumers Why Aren’t They Running Up the Credit Cards Like They Used To? Hmmm…

401(k)s Hit by Withdrawal Freezes…"I hate to be whiny, but it is my money,"…Wall Street Journal Throws a Wrench Into The Happy Talk!

Somalis showing gratitude for White Americans…by Beating the Crap Out of them! Weeee give me more of that old time multiculturalism!

What sort of man grows up to be a Democrat? Why this sort of man! Rep. James H. Fagan of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Declares he will rip apart under age Rape Victims…Great News! Apocalypse just around the corner!

Latino-vs.-black violence drives hate crimes in L.A. County to 5-year high YIKES! WONDER WHY?

OBAMA MEMO: GREENHOUSE GAS LIMITS WILL HURT ECONOMY…WHOOPEE! OBAMA SMILING LIKE HE JUST HEARD JOKES ABOUT 9/11 AND RUSH DYING. LEFT SAID TO BE CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF THE US!

Buffoon in Chief Dreaming of destroying the country!

Well I am guessing that because Cap & Trade will damage the United States economy the Buffoon in Chief will be all for it. But that is just a guess…based on the fact that every single decision he has made so far has been an attack on this country. He is a traitor. His backers are traitors and the Mainstream Media are as well.  It doesn’t help that Republicans are mostly a bunch of feckless pissants who go on "listening tours" to figure out what to do.

Advice in an Obama administration interagency review memo to the Environmental Protection Agency warns that government regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) will hurt the economy, and questions whether such a “precautionary” move would too expansively open up the door for government regulation.

“Making the decision to regulate CO2 under the CAA for the first time is likely to have serious economic consequences for regulated entities throughout the U.S. economy, including small businesses and small communities,” says one comment in the memo, which was officially sent by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. “Should EPA later extend this finding to stationary sources, small businesses and institutions would be subject to costly regulatory programs such as New Source Review.” …

On April 17, Obama’s EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, issued a proposed “endangerment finding,”  which would likely mean the EPA would regulate greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride, treated as a group as an air pollutant — through the Clean Air Act.

The White House has not yet decided to go forward with the finding. There is a 60-day comment period following the finding. As part of this process, the Obama administration requested comment from various departments and agencies on the endangerment finding, which is where the memo came from. Hot Air » Blog Archive » Obama admin memo: Greenhouse gas limits will hurt economy

Here is a tasty tidbit from ABC News and their copy of the memo.

DELIBERATIVE—ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE

Discussion of scientific support and analysis.
The NPRM fails to articulate the process by which the Administrator came to the
conclusion on p. 30, line 41-46:

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    “The Administrator believes that the scientific findings in totality point to
    compelling evidence of human-induced climate change, and that serious risks and
    potential impacts to public health and welfare have been clearly identified, even if
    they cannot always be quantified with confidence. The Administrator’s proposed
    endangerment finding is based on weighing the scientific evidence, considering
    the uncertainties, and balancing any benefits to human health, society the
    environment that may also occur.”

The finding document remains very separate from the TSD, with only occasional
references to the IPCC or particular CCSP report findings, and it is up to the reader’s
interpretation of the TSD to determine how the evidence has been weighed to arrive at
the conclusions above. The finding rests heavily on the precautionary principle, but the
amount of acknowledged lack of understanding about basic facts surrounding GHGs
seem to stretch the precautionary principle to providing for regulation in the face of
unprecedented uncertainty. (The TSD notes several areas where essential behaviors of
GHGs are "not well determined" and "not well understood" (e.g., why have U.S. methane
levels decreased recently?).)
This could be remedied by expanding the discussion on pp.
25-31 to articulate more clearly how the Administrator weighed the scientific evidence
related to each impact or how/whether she gave more or less weight to particular impacts
for either the public health or the welfare finding and how she weighed uncertainty in her
deliberations. (emphasis mine)

It is slightly, but only slightly, heartening to know that at least some folks in Government are aware of the "slight" problems with Global Warming. But that doesn’t mean anything except that the MSM will have to work "slightly" harder to cover up the bullshit.