U want some pure gold for your blog Barry?? Remember the Chico porta potty farm? The Chico elementary just got there water shut off for some reason and is actually using the porta potties u pictured for there restrooms at there brand new school. There's your post of the day.
No, never watch MSNBC, and if I did, it wouldn't be for Olbermann. Unequivocal blather is unbearable no matter which end of the political spectrum you find it
Keith Olbermann is about as lame as they come. You talk about a news person who let's his butt overload his mouth, he's the guy. If you look up liberal media in the dictionary his pictures beside the definition. Talk about "have you no shame sir".
I am black and i say Keith Olbermann is a tool, and i have a messcan freind who thinks that he is a douche, but i know a gay white dude that loves him.
Did you see the story of Canada's Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador? He needed surgery for a heart condition, came to the USA to have it done, and is now catching heat for that. His alternative was to have the procedure performed in Canada, where he would have been moved to the front of the line, ahead of others who have been waiting to have similar procedures done. He said he knew that he would draw criticism whichever way he went, so he made the best decision for his own personal health, which he believes, was to come here. This, from one who would have received above standard care than the average Canadian. Their system has been held up to us as the model that our system should be patterned after, but it wasn't good enough for him, even with the extra considerations he would have received as a priviledged government insider. This story is repeated thousands of times every year, for those who can afford it. The only reason the Canadian system looks as good as it does, is because of the open border between Canada and the US. The Canadians are going to keep their system as is, and save money by reducing access and rationing health care for the masses, but many of them are praying we won't change ours. The President was asked in a town hall public forum months ago if he would change his proposed plan so that he and the other govt. insiders would receive the same health care as the rest of us, and his response was "I'll think about it". Has anyone heard of his decision? Neither have I.
12:57, Obammy is keeping his cadillac plan and saying up yours to the little people.
Wow Doc, that's a great comment. You get to use a Canadian leader that goes to the U.S. for a medical procedure, and then claim that it shows the failure of the Canadian system. Clever. But I read the story that he went to Miami because the PROCEDURE was not available in Canada (i.e., they would have to break bones to do it in Canada, but the new procedure now being performed in Miami was done without breaking bones). Also, he will be receiving reimbursement from his government for the cost of having to obtain the new procedure. Yep, love those sound bites that prove a point, just so long as you don't have to actually check out the facts. http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0QC7bditrEb3wYz_6_b-gsGGDxA
Ha!......in your face Keith!
You sure don't see many Canadians pursuing US citizenship for the healthcare - thats for sure. It's no secret that the healthcare system that we currently have is one of the worst in developed countries, however it still may be too early to start having the healthcare reform debate. Most folks in the U.S. favor the current system because they don't have to pay for it (their employers do). As the U.S. continues to move towards globalization, many Americans will eventually have to give up their employer-paid healthcare in order to compete with the compensation and healthcare structures in other countries. Once that happens, the demand for US healthcare reform will definitely pick up.
Keithy boy deserved that. He's such an idiot. MSNBC is the DNC channel and they are blatant about it.
248 - The Canadian leader, Danny Williams, has the best comment on the subject: "This was my heart, my choice and my health...I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics." When seeking the "best possible health care," he chose American.
248: I didn't claim "failure" in the Canadian system. I pointed out that the comparisons we read about between their system and ours, especially regarding dollars spent as a percentage of GNP, etc., are inaccurate and skewed to favor their system. I also made the point that their system of rationing care does not cause as much "heartburn" (get it - we're talking about healthcare - now there's your clever) as it would if they could not easily come into our country and buy the treatment on an as-needed basis that they are denied at home. This allows their system to be designed more frugally, and agaiin, shifts cost. You also unknowingly made another very relevant point, which is that innovation in healthcare largely occurs in America because of our private system. When the potential of profit is removed, only govt. grants will fund innovation. It will cost more, and it will be driven by choices made by bureaucrats (sp?) and politicians, instead of being responsive to what people want. If that last statement does not turn out to be true, it will be an historic first. As to your point about his being reimbursed, what is your point? My point is that they get the advantage of coming to America when their so called cost-cutting system doesn't provide what they need, or they live with their condition, or they die. Would the avg. Canadian have the same option as provided to the Premier? Where will they and we and the rest of the world go if we toss our system?
"But the "have you no shame, sir?" ending was pretty funny. (It's his tagline for those that never watch MSNBC -- and I'm guessing that's most of you.)"King of understatement there hoss...correction - that's most of AMERICA that doesn't watch PMSNBC. Check the ratings.
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