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Davian93
08-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Seriously Ms. Palin, just STFU!!!

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/08/08/palin-obama%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98death-panel%E2%80%99-would-decide-trig%E2%80%99s-care/


Palin: Obama’s ‘death panel’ would decide Trig’s care

(CNN) — Sarah Palin is accusing President Obama’s health care plan of looking to create a “death panel” that would weigh whether her parents or son Trig were “worthy of health care.”

"Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!" the former Alaska governor said in a post on her Facebook page late Friday.

In one of her first public policy statements since leaving office late last month, Palin discounted the administration’s view that the president’s plan would cut health care costs. The only path to lower costs, she said, was less treatment.

"And who will suffer the most when they ration care?" she wrote. "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."

Conservatives — including Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who Palin references in her post — have pointed to a provision in the House health care bill that calls for “advance care planning consultation.” The measure would make available to individuals the option of a consultation with a medical provider who would explain “advance care planning,” if they have not met with a senior medical practitioner within the previous five years. These sessions would be an optional benefit, and would not be mandatory under the legislation.

During these consultations, the doctor would answer questions about care, suggest other professionals to speak with, and offer an explanation of the legal definitions of living wills, powers of attorney and the role of a health care proxy. The doctor would also provide a list of national and state resources devoted to assisting individuals and families with advance care planning; inform people of existing end-of-life services like hospice care, and what sorts of financial benefits are available to help them take advantage of that support; and explain the meaning of different orders that relate to life-sustaining treatment.

The White House has not commented on Palin’s statement, which also takes aim at bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Palin spent most of the past week in New York City with her family, sightseeing and meeting with her book publisher.

GonzoTheGreat
08-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Just like Britney is the foremost living philosopher in general, so Sarah Palin is the foremost living Republican philosopher.

Davian93
08-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Just like Britney is the foremost living philosopher in general, so Sarah Palin is the foremost living Republican philosopher.

A sad commentary on the current state of the Republican party. I really hope they're dumb enough to run her in 2012.

ShadowbaneX
08-08-2009, 11:57 AM
just imagine everything she says as if William Shatner had said it. Then it sounds funny and all is well.

Davian93
08-08-2009, 11:58 AM
just imagine everything she says as if William Shatner had said it. Then it sounds funny and all is well.

This is true.

Sei'taer
08-08-2009, 12:08 PM
what are you going to post if she goes away? TL will be dead to you...

Brita
08-08-2009, 12:19 PM
what are you going to post if she goes away? TL will be dead to you...

Hey, he has me now! That should be enough to keep him around.

irerancincpkc
08-08-2009, 01:03 PM
Hey, he has me now! That should be enough to keep him around.
:rolleyes: I guess a recent bondage always has this effect... :D

Cary Sedai
08-08-2009, 04:52 PM
I volunteer to stand up to Palin in public and emotionally and mentally reduce her to a babbling crying nutbag.

Oh wait, she is one and there are people in the world just lapping it up.

It makes me think of the movie Idiocracy.

But really I would love to dress her down until she's crying her eyes out. I can't stand her.

MsMoonshadow
08-08-2009, 04:56 PM
It makes me think of the movie Idiocracy.


Exactly what I was just thinking!

tworiverswoman
08-09-2009, 02:24 AM
Uhm - am I stupid? I can't quite get what the second half of that article has to do with the first half.

Also, why is "level of productivity in society" in quote marks, like she'd lifted it from the plan?

Someone at my office brought in one of those email "They are out to GET YOU ALL" thingies regarding this -- and had the interesting idea of actually listing page numbers for his "talking points." Since the pdf file for the plan was linked in one of TL's threads, I downloaded it and started checking it off -- I couldn't believe how much "massaging" you had to do to twist the words of the plan to conform to the email. If you could at all - some of it was just flat out false.

I tried to point out the garbage to the man who was handing out copies of the email in my jobplace -- he didn't want to hear it. Well, I think he believed me but he didn't want to talk about it...

Davian93
08-09-2009, 09:48 AM
One of the benefits of being a fed employee is that its illegal to talk politics at the office or distribute any type of political literature via email or handout form. Otherwise, it'd be brutal. Thank God for the Hatch Act.

GonzoTheGreat
08-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Also, why is "level of productivity in society" in quote marks, like she'd lifted it from the plan?Because she wants to give the impression that she did lift it from the plan, of course.

Crispin's Crispian
08-09-2009, 11:18 AM
what are you going to post if she goes away? TL will be dead to you...

I was thinking,

Dav: "Why can't she just disappear???"
Me: Why can't you just ignore her?

Davian93
08-09-2009, 11:57 AM
I was thinking,

Dav: "Why can't she just disappear???"
Me: Why can't you just ignore her?

She tasks me. She tasks me and I shall have her! I'll chase her 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give her up!

GonzoTheGreat
08-09-2009, 12:16 PM
She tasks me. She tasks me and I shall have her! I'll chase her 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give her up!
FoH, Among the Wise Ones, Chapter 5

"There are only three things you can do with a woman like that," Bair chortled. "Stay away from her, kill her, or marry her."Option one is apparently impossible for you, option to is illegal, so what's left?