Euthanasia, Government-Style

June 25, 2009

So it turns out that the ABC Barack Obama special was an infomercial after all. In it, he admitted that costs can be controlled by just letting old, sick people die. From the LA Times:

President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don’t stand to gain from the extra care.

Translation: If Dad is critically ill and elderly, but you want him to be around for a few more months, maybe long enough to see his first grandchild born, or perhaps long enough to watch you get married, a crack panel of government experts will look at an actuarial chart, determine that the surgery or medicine that could extend his life may not be worth it, and withhold care.

Quoth Obama:

“Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.”

Obama said he has personal familiarity with such a dilemma. His grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given less than nine months to live, he said.

She fell and broke her hip, “and the question was, does she get hip replacement surgery, even though she was fragile enough they were not sure how long she would last?”

That may have been the question, but he didn’t tell the audience the answer.

Glad to see that the President is willing to let people die, or maybe just suffer in pain as resistance is built up to painkillers, just because they may be old and sick even though life-extending or life-enhancing procedures are available.

There’s no word from the Administration yet on whether the starving masses of people in the world will be fed with Soylent Green.

Crying For “Me Me Me” In Argentina

June 24, 2009

Well first they said he was “hiking the Appalachian trail.”

Then he arrived in the airport fresh from a trip to Argentina.

Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Governor and a Republican frequently hailed as a Presidential hopeful for 2012, vanished last week and nobody admitted to knowing where he was, including his wife and children.

Well, turns out that Sanford spent Father’s Day in the arms of his Argentinian lover.

He’s resigned his position as the chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. This comes on the heels of John Ensign, a longtime proponent of “family values,” revealing his affair with a married staffer.

There’s no other word for it than “disgraceful.”

Michelle Malkin has a few choice words.

Nixon’s Racist Ambivalence

June 24, 2009

From the ancient history files, newly released tapes of Richard Nixon reveal his stance on abortion. When the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, Nixon was silent. Privately, however, he expressed concern that abortion would create permissiveness.

He also had this little gem:

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding, “Or a rape.”

Now, I’ve never liked Nixon. I was too young to really remember his Presidency, but from reading about it I can say that I sure wouldn’t have voted for the guy (not that I would have gone for Humphrey or McGovern, mind you). The Left will take this as an example of the evil Richard Nixon being racist and I completely agree that his comment on the propriety of aborting children born of mixed relationships is revolting on several levels, racism being only one of them.

But riddle me this: how many of those on the Left who will seize this opportunity to brand Nixon as a hateful racist will acknowledge that his views are considerably more moderate than the views of Hillary Clinton’s hero, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger? How many will admit that the flagship organization of the pro-choice movement was built on the philosophies of a Klan-loving eugenicist that was admired by Hitler?

What Nixon said was loathsome, but he’s in good company on the Left.

Rallies For Socialized Medicine? Don’t You Believe It

June 24, 2009

Michelle Malkin’s syndicated column today rips apart the notion that tomorrow’s planned march for socialized medicine is any kind of populist protest. Unlike, say, the Tea Parties that the media ripped. Michelle asks:

Will the ABC “All Barack Channel” News health care infomercial tell viewers about the cabal at 1825 K Street (a far Left office complex/headquarters that is the Washington DC analogue of the 1024 Elysian Fields ACORN headquarters in New Orleans, which I first reported on in August 2008)?

Will they tell viewers about the First Lady’s patient-dumping scheme?

Of course not.

Read the whole thing.

Perez Hilton Gets Not As Well As He Gives

June 22, 2009

Generally speaking, I don’t believe that punching your way out of a dispute is a good idea. That said, I’m finding it really hard to muster up any sympathy for this loud-mouth after the verbal beating he put on a young girl who had the temerity to disagree with him.

I guess not everyone finds his “insulting diva wannabe” act to be very funny.

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