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Clueless goombah Moe Greene senators

These goombah representatives and senators duck the town hall meetings. Advanced cluelessness. They do not see that the town hall is the exact antidote to what troubles the President’s health care takeover plans.

Explaining Town Hall Protests (John C. Goodman)
…there is no way the kind of spontaneous outpouring we’ve witnessed could be bought or organized by anyone.

Why are they so angry? The reasons are manifold, but the single biggest reason is the arrogance of our elected officials in Washington. Think about it. For the past seven months a small group of politicians has been meeting behind-closed-doors with powerful special interests to decide whether you will be able to keep your current insurance, where you will be directed to get new insurance and at what price, what fines you and your employer will have to pay if you don’t conform, and how they’re going to get your doctor to change the way he or she practices medicine. In the process, they never asked you what you thought about anything. If you are not mad about this, odds are you don’t understand the situation.

If they could work through the town hall meeting process, with as many town hall meetings as they can squeeze in, and stay late after each meeting to talk to every last voter that wants to, they would modulate a lot of the anger people feel. That is the way it goes on the street.

Do you know who I am?

Do you know who I am?

But these guys are suits, not street-level activists.

They have that Moe Greene outlook:

You don’t talk to me, I talk to you! Do you know who I am? I am Senator Barbara Boxer. Do me a favor, say "senator" instead of "ma’am." I made my own latté to get that title.
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Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak

Tom Blumer gives a good rundown on Ez. Emanuel’s charnel house, including the oxymoronic "whole lives" ethical system, the fig leaf to be used by these guys for rationing.

Meet Rahm Emanuel’s Brother: Dr. Zeke the Bleak
Zeke recently embarked on a reputation rehab tour and now squeaks that he’s no longer so bleak. You can tell that the administration knows it has a serious problem on its hands, because the doctor even found time in his interview rounds to get with the lefty-despised Washington Times.

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Another telling detail is the emergency visit to the Washington Times by Ez. Emanuel for an interview. Highly unlikely in fat times, but necessary this month.

President’s new pain pill

PainCor-B

PainCor-B

There is an announcement on http://www.conversation.gov just minutes ago, introducing the new federal pain pill recommended by your president.

Here are some specs:

Trade name: PainCor-B
Generic name: I-taxubeyonddeathformyjet

Once you have been Pelosified in this way, and Nancy gets into your head, your aches and pains will disappear and you will finally believe everything you read in the news papers.

So forget about the pacemaker your doctor wants for you. Just go with the red pill.

Do it for Nancy.

Ditto(Moms for Sarah Palin: Why I’m not a Democrat…)

Moms for Sarah Palin: Why I’m not a Democrat…

Ok, there are loads of reasons but one that really stands out is that they are just hateful people. Matthew Littman easily makes my point.

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I viewed this Matthew Littman guy on Fox News Channel Saturday early. Man, what a complete jerk that guy is! Moms for Sarah Palin expressed it a few weeks ago. With guys like that in the Dem. party, with no conscience, how can a normal person stay a Dem.? Impossible. You either continue to look your family in the eye or you sell your conscience to Mephistopheles for political power.

Ezekiel Emanuel and his charnel house

Ezekiel Emanuel’s infamous advocacy of death panels, under color of a "complete lives ethical system," results in a decision curve that the death panel would likely have in mind as they decide our health care rationing choices. Here is the lone figure from a recent article by Emanuel in the British journal The Lancet. It is a decision curve for the death panel, displaying their age-based priority for receiving scarce medical interventions under the complete lives system.

Dworkin's curve.  Click image to view full size.

Dworkin's curve. Click image to view full size.

● We recommend an alternative system—the complete lives system—which prioritises younger people who have not yet lived a complete life, and also incorporates prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value principles…

● Rather than saving the most lives, prognosis allocation aims to save the most life-years. This strategy has been used in disaster triage…

● We consider several important objections to the complete lives system.

The complete lives system discriminates against older people. Age-based allocation is ageism. Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years. Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not…

article summary and subscription link to The Lancet
Figure, cf. RM Dworkin, Life’s dominion, Knopf (1993).

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

What the authors, Ezekiel Emanuel, Alan Wertheimer and Govind Persad leave out of their article is a curve that expresses the relative fraction of the national health care bill that each age group generates. It might look something like this back-of-the-envelope estimate (at left). We all know that a large fraction of health care costs go to helping our seasoned citizens …perhaps not 65% as shown but still a relatively large percentage.

This large percentage is what the complete lives system targets for elimination. This curve is what motivates the intellectual gymnastics of the complete life rationing system, and it will surely be on the table at the meeting of each death panel convened by the Health Choices Commissioner, which will use both curves to decide which health care choice you get.

The Emanuel article claims as an advantage his "intuition that death of adolescents is worse than that of infants or elderly."

That is the intuition of a charnel house.

I do not consent to that intuition. I am a humanist, advocating the incomparable value of every human person.

Obama encodes rationing plan

The online Wall Street Journal has an interesting "Notable and Quotable" blurb, a piece of an interview of the president by the NY Times in April. POTUS tells the story of his grandmother receiving a cancer diagnosis and a hip replacement in the months before her death.

The end of the excerpt is what sets off my alarms. Can you see the code?

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.

Mr. Leonhardt: So how do you—how do we deal with it?

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.

Every code appears to be a non sequitur, a symbol that does not seem to follow logically from what preceded it. Here is the code sequence:

  1. potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill
  2. how do we deal with it?
  3. there is going to have to be a conversation

This conversational sequence is a non sequitur: You face a pay-the-bill problem and deal with it by using a "conversation"? That does not follow. Your basic pay-the-bill problem means you grab your wallet or cut up your credit cards — or, in the case of a Democrat politician, you grab somebody else’s wallet or run up another trillion dollar credit card bill.

But using a conversation in this context does make sense to the president. To him, it is not a non sequitur.

It is just how he thinks about health care costs. So simple, the code deciphers itself:

"there is going to have to be a conversation" = cost cutting

This is just the thing that Sarah Palin warned us about in her Facebook article. In the context of cost-cutting, the conversations are alarming, viz.

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.” 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?

Thanks, Sarah. You are right on the mark. We have to be very careful about this death panel conversation with the government ethicists.

GO SARAH GO!

Thanks, Sarah Palin, for the Facebook post, Concerning the “Death Panels”

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…

All I have to say is, GO SARAH GO!!!