I have a friend here in Ruidoso. His name is Simon. Anyone from Ruidoso who shops at Lawrence Brothers will know exactly who he is. Simon is 28 years old. He is charming, friendly, a devout Christian, and has a way with the ladies. Simon bags groceries and does carry-out at the store, and has a huge following of his “special customers”. He won the NM Special Olympics Gold Medal in bowling. Simon has Downs Syndrome.
He has his regular “customers”, who have a tendency to wait for him to bag their groceries and carry them to the car. He does a great job, and probably collects more tips than anyone else in Lincoln County.
Simon is a Christian. The other day he was upset because a customer was really nasty (summer visitor) and made an obscene gesture at him. He was carrying out my mother’s groceries. She asked if he was praying for the woman. Simon nodded, “I’m going to.”
If you read the comment that was left this morning on the PF, someone like Simon is not “viable” and should basically be exterminated. As far as I’m concerned, he is far more useful to society that then useless piece of tripe who left the comment.
Someone left the following poorly spelled, and pathetically punctuated comment on a recent PF article about the elderly and health care. She calls herself “Lisa Pilgrim” but of course she cannot be traced. I am not correcting any of the mistakes of the comment, which had to have been “transcribed by some sort of an Obamabot.
I have just one comment for her deplorable comments, just one name which renders her entire argument mode: STEPHEN HAWKING. End of argument.
NOTE: This is the comment left on The Pink Flamingo. I have not edited or corrected any of the errors, primarily to expose the abject ignorance and un-learned quality of the person who wrote it. Unfortunately, just by reading the comment, the person who left it had no earthly idea who Stephen Hawking is, nor could that person comprehend the mind of Stephen Hawking.
“The fact that the elderly are eating up social security and can have there lives extended under the current health care system is a bad thing, it must be changed and our congress has promised to put an end to this, it is the moral thing to do, they have already out lived their usfulness to society, it would be better however to get the clinton 10K death benifit plan for having your elderly in nursing homes put to rest, that would help stimulate spending, it is also a good thing to take away the right for families during emotion to make a decision to have a less than perfect child, This will also help with health care, as for the paralized agree with the DND they too are a burden on society if government programes are helping them, this too should be controled at government level and possibly end of life counseling to perswade them into doing the right thing, an help our economy by ending the usless life, congress especially the DNC knows eactly what needs to be done to save our old failed system the new system will help keep this from happening again people will get to the point where it is normal and ok no one will shed a tear, time to embrace the new changes.”
The Planned Parenthood approach from Margaret Sanger:
“…There is but one practical and feasible program in handling the great problem of the feeble-minded. That is, as the best authorities are agreed, to prevent the birth of those who would transmit imbecility to their descendants. Feeble-mindedness as investigations and statistics from every country indicate, is invariably associated with an abnormally high rate of fertility. Modern conditions of civilization, as we are continually being reminded, furnish the most favorable breeding-ground for the mental defective, the moron, the imbecile…”
I am exhausted, emotionally. Barack Obama and his dubious cohorts are doing everything possible to destroy the nation I love.
It is about spending everything we ever will have and turning this nation into a banana republic.
Tim Pawlenty made some great remarks last weekend, many of them sharp, with a smart you know what mouth. He has tapped into something, and said something that I think is quite important.
“…“People are ticked off and scared. You have a situation where a good chunk of the country is waking up to the fact that Obama is proposing things that are out of step with common sense, out of step with the notion that the government isn’t going to run everything,” said Pawlenty, who delivered a health care-oriented speech Friday at the second-annual GOPAC conference in Chicago, a meeting of conservative state legislators and national party leaders…”
And why not?
Barack Obama is using, as a guideline, a program funded by George Soros.
“…Why euthanasia is so critical to the progressive project is not so easy to grasp, but it is undeniable all the same. Consider the “Project on Death in America” established by George Soros. Funded in large part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this project was intended to promote palliative care as a method of dealing with end-of-life challenges, but somehow transformed itself into an exercise in promoting euthanasia in hospitals, hospices, and medical centers nationwide….”
My mother is upset. I read the comment left on the PF. “If that’s the way people feel, why even bother having my back fixed. They’re just planning to kill us if this thing passes.”
Who determines “Usefulness to Society”? Does my mother truly have something to fear?
“…The British system is most restrictive, using a black-box actuarial formula known as “quality-adjusted life years,” or QALYs, that determines who can receive what care. If a treatment isn’t deemed to be cost-effective for specific populations, particularly the elderly, the National Health Service simply doesn’t pay for it. Even France—which has a mix of public and private medicine—has fixed reimbursement rates since the 1970s and strictly controls the use of specialists and the introduction of new medical technologies such as CT scans and MRIs.
Yes, the U.S. “rations” by ability to pay (though in the end no one is denied actual care). This is true of every good or service in a free economy and a world of finite resources but infinite wants. Yet no one would say we “ration” houses or gasoline because those goods are allocated by prices. The problem is that governments ration through brute force—either explicitly restricting the use of medicine or lowering payments below market rates. Both methods lead to waiting lines, lower quality, or less innovation—and usually all three.
A lot of talk has centered on what Sarah Palin inelegantly called “death panels.” Of course rationing to save the federal fisc will be subtler than a bureaucratic decision to “pull the plug on grandma,” as Mr. Obama put it. But Mrs. Palin has also exposed a basic truth. A substantial portion of Medicare spending is incurred in the last six months of life….”