No Cure For Stupid Liars

by: Natasha Chart

Mon Aug 10, 2009 at 04:13

I can't stand these people.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lent credence Sunday to Sarah Palin's claim that the healthcare reform legislation will create "death panels" to judge end-of-life issues.

"Communal standards, historically, is a very dangerous concept," Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week." ...

... I mean, euthanasia? How do they come up with these things?

According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, around 20,000 Americans die each year because they can't get the healthcare they need. ...

Where do they get these ideas?

... Nataline Sarkisyan, a 17-year-old from Glendale, Calif., died Thursday just a few hours after her insurer, Cigna HealthCare, approved a procedure it had previously described as "too experimental."

..."They have insurance, and there's no reason that the doctors' judgment should be overrided by a bean counter sitting there in an insurance office," Jenkins said. ...

I mean, really.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Sun Hudson, a six-month old Texas baby died last week when health care providers at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas removed his life support system over the objections of his mother. The action was authorized under the 1999 Futile Care Law which was signed into law by then-Gov. George W. Bush.

Under the Texas Futile Care Law, health care workers are allowed to remove expensive life support for terminally ill patients if the patient or family is unable to pay the medical bills. ...

It's like they have some deep well of scarring experience to draw from when making up this bullsh*t, even if it isn't theirs.

... So the hospital invoked the state law that allows it to end life-sustaining treatment in medically futile cases after a 10-day notice to the family. That deadline was voluntarily extended while the hospital and family tried, unsuccessfully as of Monday, to find another facility to care for Emilio.

Catarina Gonzales, 23, who has no other children and cannot have more, denies that her son is nonresponsive, as medical caregivers say, Carden said. She says the boy smiles and turns his head toward voices. ...

Yeah, I can't stand these people. And not only because my 5th metatarsal's broken and I can't really stand.  

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What's really funny .. or sad ... (4.00 / 2)
depending on your viewpoint .. is the amendment in question(the "Death Panel" thing) .. was introduced by a Republican ... why so few Democrats in D.C. aren't pointing that out .. I have no idea .. but then that is par for the course

Think the Death Panel image is ripe (4.00 / 1)
for an absurdist comedy skit.  

"It sounds wrong...
     ...but its right."

[ Parent ]
Texas Futile Care Law (4.00 / 4)
Wow never heard of that one before.

Wish someone could point a mirror at all these idiots that oppose reform. All of the things they claim they are so afraid of are already happening.

What is worst: The lies, the liars, or that there a people believing them? (4.00 / 2)
I really don't know. All I can say is that the political discourse in the US has dangerously eroded to a point that is damn close to the situation oin Germany in the 30s, with Nazi hordes violently disrupting meeting of the political "enemy". Can you name any other industrialized nation where such outrageous lies are unashamedly being used in the public discussions, and confrontations between the parties are so dominated by hate? I can't.

Glove and Hand (4.00 / 1)
One must prepare the soil before attempting to grow a military empire.

"It sounds wrong...
     ...but its right."

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My experience has been (4.00 / 2)
Why do people tell lies?

Because they can.

Why do people believe lies?

Because the liar is telling them something they want to believe.

For this reason I think the best tactic is to attack the liars, make it harder for them to lie, by whatever means you can. Debunk, ridicule, marginalize. What Adam Green did the other day on MSNBC was brilliant.

Montani semper liberi

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we are on the same wavelength (4.00 / 2)
It's amazing how they can get away with ignoring the rampant rationing of care that occurs already according to people's medical history and/or ability to pay.

Join the Iowa progressive community at Bleeding Heartland.

Uh, you broke your foot? (0.00 / 0)
How did this happen? Got caught in the door when Chris carried you over the step???

are the dems pushing the health-care horror stories? (0.00 / 0)
like the people who have been denied health-care and died? like the one in the 'sicko'? like the absurd texas law natasha pointed to here?

I haven't followed the press a lot so I can't tell, what do you think?


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