Thursday, October 01, 2015

In news that is certain to frost Sarah Palin's hindquarters, it turns out that Americans love them some "death panels."

Courtesy of HuffPo: 

Despite the best efforts of politicians like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), more than 8 in 10 Americans think it's just fine for Medicare and private health insurance companies to pay doctors for end-of-life counseling, a new poll shows. 

According to survey results published Wednesday by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 81 percent of respondents believe Medicare should pay for these discussions, and 83 percent think health insurance companies should do so. 

 Man I just love any news that is guaranteed to drive a certain batshit crazy half term governor out of her ever loving mind.

78 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:34 AM

    Looking at that picture has given me a new description of sarah, "crone".
    Crone definition, a withered, witchlike old woman.
    The haggard old woman who lives down the street in a ramshackle house, shaking her fist while chasing children out of her yard? You might call her a crone, ..

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    1. Anonymous7:14 AM

      I have run out of things to say about this imbecile hag.
      I like the "Crone" definition.
      Thanks

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    2. I've used crone to describe her too! Also hag, battle axe, dipshit, halfwit, retard, grifter, snake in the grass, etc. But I have to say my favorite is what you long time IMers have so aptly used to describe her: Old Baldy

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    3. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Anytime! :) shrew works too, harridan has always been one of my favorites.

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    4. An alternative description of a crone is wise woman. SP definitely fits your definition, not mine :)

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    5. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Please, people, trash her views and not her looks. This makes you sound like a Trump supporter.

      And everyone's mother or grandmother could be described in the terms above.

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    6. Anonymous10:24 AM

      lol…that is funny and true…it's getting tough out there for the crone...lol...Russia’s Putin blew a gasket when adoptions intel came in…and the kid is next door…the AmeriKans…lol…oh boy live entertainment indeed…;)

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    7. Anonymous10:53 AM

      9:54, sorry, she's proven herself to look as ugly as she acts so I will continue to use the above terms to describe her. By the way I'm not running for president nor do I have a hatebook page, blog and instagram account set up primarily to take shots at the president, his family or anyone else that I don't agree with. So if I get pleasure out of calling a spade a spade leave me be.

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    8. Awww...Susie! Glad you remember my favorite name for the old crone! Baldy Louise Heath Palin will be how I'll always remember the old alkie!
      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    9. I'll trash whatever it please thank you. Especially since she made a career on using her looks and gender to get what she wants.

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    10. Anonymous11:46 AM

      It still makes you look like a Trump voter. Ever try taking the high road? And i am undergoing chemo and losing my hair so I dont appreciate the term "baldy". Gina is an even bigger coward by using someone else's photo. Becky Mansour is ugly on the inside but can do little about her outer looks. Some of you are such hypocrites.

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    11. Hang in there, 11:46, cancer is a bitch and a bastard, hit it with nutrients and rest and hopefully you'll get way past it.
      Had my own run in in 2010, but was lucky in that we caught it early.

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    12. Anonymous12:16 PM

      You're just a troll, shove off.

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    13. Anonymous12:37 PM

      You're just a loser, 12:16. Shove off, yourself.

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    14. Stop lying 11:46...I know that's YOU Baldy! Drunk already huh?

      And for your information "Becky" aka Penguin can do something about her outer looks...just hook her up with the fucked up plastic surgeon you and Beefy use!
      BWAHAHAHAHA!

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    15. Anonymous1:12 PM

      GinaM, you are not clever nor amusing.

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    16. 1:12pm....yet you still love me dontcha'!
      BWAHAHAHAHA!

      Fuck off troll! Lol!

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    17. Anonymous3:50 PM

      7:34 am. Baldy is a mountain in Jackson Hole,Wyoming. Sarah Does have a mountain named after her,also and too!

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    18. Anonymous4:07 PM

      GINA M!! We've missed you, girlfriend! Stay with us!

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    19. Anonymous5:02 PM

      Gina M, you accuse a person of lying about something like chemotherapy? You are just as despicable as Palin.

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    20. Ahhh shutup 5:02pm and stop being a big baby...grown folks up in here...if you can't handle it then take a page out Michael Jackson's book and....

      Beat it!

      BWAHAHAHAHA!

      PS

      Also, too fuck off troll! LOL!!

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    21. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Gina M is really a lesbian who Sarah and Bristol both rejected.

      BWAHAHAHA. FUCK OFF TROLL!!!!

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    22. Oh snap y'all! I done broke the troll!

      Got your pressure all up and everythang huh troll! LOL!!Baldy and Beefy...two nasty bitches that attract shitty fans with no sense of humor!

      Luckily troll I love scrapping with ya'....don't ever change dummy!

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      Said with love...

      Bring it skank! LOL!!

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  2. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Palin is such a pig ignorant ditz. She's obviously unaware that insurance companies have had their own death panels forever. Given her level of stupidity, its a miracle she can breathe.

    Oh $arah, WHEN are you going to brag about Bristol's little surprise?

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    1. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Death panels...yeah...lol... So that expalins some being stalked in Alaska…getting nervous Todd? lol…
      so is that why you keep watching the Kid so closely…be real careful now…
      That Kid has surveillance now like you wouldn’t believe…smile…lol…
      Everything is recorded Todd…can’t offer a bimbo to get your way…crabs..

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    2. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Well it’s true what happens in Alaska stays in Alaska…problem with that is the UN leader knows the dirty deeds done dirt cheap…so in the UN courts I can’t wait to hear her excuse “well I will do it until the courts tell me I can’t”……Well guess what Tundra Turd…your turn in court is a coming!

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    3. Anonymous10:41 AM

      Breathing is an instinct, not something we put our minds to and do with deliberation, for fuck's sake. Don't give her credit for breathing. You sound like a pig ignorant ditz with comments like that.

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  3. You think she reads The News? or believes it if she does?
    She never admits she is wrong and it would cost her a spiritual struggle to even acknowledge that two and two make four.

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    1. I would have shortened your opening line to "You think she reads?"

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    2. Anonymous9:09 AM

      You made me smile, Ted.

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    3. I think she skims this blog, her FB posts & tweets to and about her. But, you're right, I don't think fact-based reading is a priority as she knows everything she needs to know already. She reads to find slights against her, as befits her victim status.

      How am I doing, Sarah?

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    4. Anonymous10:23 AM

      things are not what they seem…she is rumored to be a terrorist and connected to the alaska militia and the idaho aryan nations…bunch of dumbasses who play with guns…they don’t have a clue and are sheeple to the nonsense they spew…shit is hitting the fan legally soon for her action while in office and long history of targeting assad’s half-sister in alaska…tried to take her out, scare tactics and basic domestic-terrorism…unfortunate for her half-pint is a law dog and studying justice to be a judge…so sad too bad for Palin…her hubby getting folks to run designer meth to russia…putin knows…and his human trafficing and prostitution ring…the domestic-terrorism is documented in the blog…read it! lots of victims…stupid is as stupid does…

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    5. Anonymous11:28 AM

      Documented in what blog, user-of-ellipsis?

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    6. I'm trying to figure out the best voice to have read all that eccentricity in my head. So far Peter Lorre comes to mind or Chris Elliott when he used to work on the Letterman show: playing the loopy guy under the seats. It helps to make all that weirdness more entertaining.

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  4. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Ah yes, death panels from back in the days when TriG could earn his keep and not be such a taker- the days when Sarah Palin felt so powerful that she publicly attacked a woman with Down Syndrome.

    Now Trig attacks Sarah.

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    1. Anonymous9:57 AM

      Who did Sarah attack that has DS? I missed it but would love to read about it.

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    2. Anonymous10:46 AM

      Andrea Fay Friedman, 39, has Down syndrome. In addition to the "Family Guy" voice over, she has also worked on TV shows such as "Life Goes On" and "Law & Order" and gives motivational speeches around the world about Down syndrome.

      Friedman said her "Family Guy" character should be inspirational to others with the disability. And she said the episode wasn't written to poke fun at Palin's son. It was designed to poke fun at the former governor.

      http://abcnews.go.com/WN/sarah-palin-family-guy-controversy-rages/story

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    3. The voice actress from family guy? Her faux concern about Andrea Faye Friedman being exploited by Seth McFarlane because DS people aren't smart enough to get a joke.

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    4. Basically, she voiced her phony concern that Andrea Fay Friedman was so ignorant that she didn't realize that Seth McFarlane was exploiting her.

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  5. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Palin appeals to that constituency that is most willing to believe fantasy rather than what their eyes and ears tell them. They are the dupes of those know nothings that sell bs religion at the expense of necessity and what contemporary technology has to offer. Knowledge is necessary to navigate what life has in store for us and to relegate the role of medical professionals in providing that information to ignorant and malpracicing "clergy" is risking the comfort and serenity offered by the correct end of life decisions.

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    1. Religion is intellectual suicide.

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    2. A. J. Billings9:55 AM

      Well said Barbara

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    3. Anonymous3:31 PM

      Barbara, as a third-generation Atheist I must tell you that is the most apt description of religion that I've EVER heard. Thank you for that :-)

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    4. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Personally, I am agnostic, but my cat thinks that HE is god. Who am I to question His Royal Furryness?

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  6. Anonymous7:28 AM

    September 30 was the deadline to file to be in the South Carolina primary. Sarah? Is she going to tell her fans that:
    1. She is running
    2. She is not running
    3. She won't say anything in order to string them along

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    1. A. J. Billings8:32 AM

      Granny Grifter, the Quitter Queen of the fallen Esther myth ain't running, but sshhhhh, don't tell the Palinbot religious nutcases.

      Back in May, the fruitcakes like TeresaAK, DeeDee, and STLouis the IX were predicting that, "oh, $arah will declare by July 4th, you just watch"

      Then it was her anniversary, then it was the date of her 2008 pitbull lipstick stupidity speech.

      Now she's actually missed a CRITICAL date for South Carolina, which is the 3rd primary, and they all just have forgotten all those other prayer based predictions for Queen Idiot.

      Now they're saying, "Oh, she's so famous, and wonderful, that she can just run as independent, or she will be crowned in a brokered convention"

      Utter, total, Bullshit.

      Quitter Queen Esther of the defunct Mary Glazier prayer circle is doomed to a life of grifting, lying, stealing, and extracting couch change from her tiny flock of addled brained scooter drivers.

      HOOOHAHHH $arah, what about Bristol's surprise?

      No proud words from Granny on the next little gift from Dog?

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    2. Anonymous8:35 AM

      Why would she have to tell her fans anything?

      She has never said or indicated she was running for office. How is she stringing them along?

      Anyone with even half a brain has known quite well that she was never going to run for any political office, ever again, the moment she stepped down as Governor. Grow half a brain 7:28.

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    3. Anonymous9:15 AM

      How rude, 8:35. Geez. Anyone with half a brain who has been paying attention to Palin's words over the past year knows that she has shown an interest in running. Whether she was playing head games or not doesn't matter--she said things, and on more than one occasion, hinting at a run. Of course we all know she'd never really do it. You missed what 7:28 was getting at.

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    4. Anonymous9:20 AM

      8:35 When asked she fiddly farted around, batting her eyelashes spouting about "If nobody comes forward, and a door is left open blah blah " Hag knows damn well she was hinting that she might run, it is what keeps the coffers filled. Except, now the coffers are almost empty and the gig is up. Use YOUR half a brain, if it is even that much, and face reality dumbass. Bristles, has the baby been born yet? Who does she resemble?

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    5. Anonymous9:47 AM

      8:35, She sure as hell has indicated that she was considering a run. Every time she has been asked she has had a coy answer that implied that she was weighing her options. There was no reason to be so rude in your (inaccurate) response.

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    6. Anonymous10:49 AM

      LMAO, she has been stringing those idiots along for almost 8 years. And boy oh boy have the Palins loved living the high life off that free money those imbeciles sent them.

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    7. Anonymous11:07 AM

      She's always alluding to running when in reality she's just hand-jobbing the rubes for the $$$$.

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  7. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Gosh, I was going to pile on here, but I think the previous commenters have it covered.

    Favorite: "pig ignorant ditz", well said, well said.

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    1. Anonymous5:18 PM

      Don't offend the pigs.

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  8. Anonymous7:51 AM

    But, but, but, Sarah would have us believe poles are only for skiers or strippers.........and not to listen to polls.

    Hahahahaha.........she's so over. Wonder what her silence is about these days? Will she be doing a book tour in November?

    I believe the true voters out there always have been rational and aren't the ones polled, as they are the ones with their heads down, working and keeping the economy alive. The polls we hear of today don't tell the real tale. Even those straw polls at conventions, or CNN polls on the top GOP candidates, always being Trump, holding out at 25%, is all about his entertainment value. I would bet the question asked is 'who is the most entertaining of the pack" and of course the answer is always the Donald. I do not believe my best buddies in the U.S. will throw us all to the lions with a Trump presidency in 2016.

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    1. Anonymous11:31 AM

      Who is polling the kids under 30, the ones who've never owned a land line?

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  9. Anonymous8:14 AM

    OT-Look close.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-winship/whos-the-guy-in-the-white_b_8226112.html

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  10. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Bristol's chance at getting married was killed off .... Death panels are for real.

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    1. Anonymous12:27 PM

      lol...right? What I'd like to know is what is with the Kirby no longer in business in Wasilla eh Todd? Your buddy Frost is no longer of use to you now? And what a bout ol Roger… seems someone dropped some major intel on ktva.com and now former Houston Mayor who got recalled then quit who got caught abusing ethics and funds like Palin? And now ol’ Roger is hiding in his hollers? Did that Chief Justice out of Anchorage get a little brown mouse to talk to him? oh right it’s the empty chair – forgot…;)
      Now at mic night at the university – I can share the love…good job G…

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    2. Anonymous3:34 PM

      Kirby is still open in Wasilla, across the street and a block from the post office. Who told you it was closed?

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  11. Anonymous8:19 AM

    I love that they are being called "Death Panels" by our side!! Ha-ha Sarah, we own it now.

    Sort of like when the repubs were derisively calling the ACA "ObamaCare" and POTUS said, "I've grown rather fond of that name" and left Boehner, McConnell, et al sputtering to come up with a response.

    As your children would say, Sarah, "SUCK IT!!"

    Ha-ha!

    R in NC

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    1. Anonymous10:16 AM

      she is trying to do death panels in the Middle East right now…not working out like Todd intended…now that Egypt knows…so how many countries know?
      Iran was the first “you have the wrong address” lol…then we got Russia with adoptions…now we got Egypt…heard China is on board…good luck with all that Sarah…lol…head shake…once a whore always a whore…

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  12. Anonymous8:23 AM

    I've wondered since she brought up the entire "death panel" meme whether she was a puppet repeating whatever she was told, or whether she really believed there were, or could be, "death panels" to decide the fate of the old or infirm.

    Either way, it's startling. And I'm reassured that the vast majority of Americans actually want to be able to discuss this topic with their doctors, and that their doctors should be reimbursed for the time given. I've already had this talk, although I'm probably not going anywhere soon. Stlll, who knows? And I'm comforted that my wishes will be observed, and that I've been given adequate counsel by a trained physician.
    You, your children, and your parents should be so lucky, Sarah.

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    1. A. J. Billings8:38 AM

      The 3 big things EVERY mature adult needs to have on hand:

      1) Living will

      2) Power of Medical Attorney, assigned to a trusted child or relative, or even friend who can make the decision for you if you are incapable of deciding on medical care.

      3) DNR (Do not resuscitate) This provides legal proof that you don't want "extraordinary" measures to save you in a Terry Schiavo stupor state

      Despite the lies of the religious right Christians, these documents are NOT anti-Jesus, they just reflect your own personal wishes, so that a religious fanatic like Jeb Bush or Daniel Webster (R-Florida) doesn't make your medical decisions for you and your family.



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    2. If you don't know what you want in life, you'll be controlled by people who do know.

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    3. Anonymous9:23 AM

      Maybe during her many trips to hospitals giving birth, the doctor has discussed this topic with Bristles?

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    4. Anonymous10:39 AM

      @ AJ Billings
      +1 x 3

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    5. Anonymous10:53 AM

      @ AJ

      I think you mean that people should have an advanced directive written up. While a DNR can come in handy in some cases it will not cover things legally for many others.

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    6. Anonymous11:01 AM

      It was never originated with Sarah, it was Betsy McCaughey who started it way back in the days of Clinton and she resurfaced with it with the ACA. Then Beck and Limbaugh picked it up. Sarah is the one that made it 'popular' with the right wing. Here's the whole story:

      False ‘Death Panel’ Rumor Has Some Familiar Roots

      ...Ms. McCaughey, whose 1994 critique of Mr. Clinton’s plan was hotly disputed after its publication in The New Republic, weighed in around the same time.

      She warned that a provision in the stimulus bill would create a bureaucracy to “monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost-effective,” was carried in a commentary she wrote for Bloomberg News that gained resonance throughout the conservative media, most notably with Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck.

      The legislation did not direct the coordinator to dictate doctors’ treatments. A separate part of the law — regarding a council set up to coordinate research comparing the effectiveness of treatments — states that the council’s recommendations cannot “be construed as mandates or clinical guidelines for payment, coverage or treatment.”

      But Ms. McCaughey’s article provided another opportunity for others to raise the specter of forced euthanasia. “Sometimes for the common good, you just have to say, ‘Hey, Grandpa, you’ve had a good life,’ ” Mr. Beck said.

      The syndicated conservative columnist Cal Thomas wrote, “No one should be surprised at the coming embrace of euthanasia.” The Washington Times editorial page reprised its reference to the Nazis, quoting the Aktion T4 program: “It must be made clear to anyone suffering from an incurable disease that the useless dissipation of costly medications drawn from the public store cannot be justified.”

      The notion was picked up by various conservative groups, but still, as Mr. Obama and Congress remained focused on other matters, it did not gain wide attention. Former Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota, an advocate for the health care proposals, said he was occasionally confronted with the “forced euthanasia” accusation at forums on the plans, but came to see it as an advantage. “Almost automatically you have most of the audience on your side,” Mr. Daschle said. “Any rational normal person isn’t going to believe that assertion.”

      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/health/policy/14panel.html

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  13. Anonymous8:30 AM

    OT yet there is more to come.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/01/entertainment/bill-cosby-new-accusers-feat/index.html

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  14. Anonymous8:37 AM

    OT:
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/10/01/3707806/court-macing-high-school-students-for-cursing-at-teachers-is-unconstitutional/

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  15. Anonymous9:19 AM

    I'm one American that totally agrees with this.

    I'll wager the idiot Sarah Palin might find that at the end of her horrible life, she'll be more than happy to consider this provision too!

    Too bad that many already want to do her in 'before' she's going to have that choice!

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    1. Anonymous10:01 AM

      :-D, yes, including especially her "husband" and her children!

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    2. Anonymous10:54 AM

      10:01Am, so sarah and todd would divorce, but not abort an unwanted child? Makes no sense.

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  16. Anonymous9:47 AM

    As a senior, I am glad that Medicare and insurance companies have to pay for end of life counseling aka 'death panels'. I already knew what my options and choices were, but so many older people don't know.

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  17. Anonymous10:22 AM

    I saw that article and thought 'uh oh, wait til Grizzled Grifter Granny reads this! Her head will explode.' I'm still waiting triple G to comment on the pope meeting with homophobe Kim Savis. But Repubs can't say much now about the pontiff because last week they hated him for mentioning climate change. They're stuck now! Can't praise him for meeting a homophobe, right after stacking him for climate change.

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  18. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Mediaite has a big Brisdull headline featuring "her" gleeful response to $arah getting attention from Hillary.

    I have posted my rebuttal - again telling them that Bristol does not write her postings and calling them out to verify the author of anything Bristol posts. I guess anyone can write anything nowadays without it being authenticated as to authorship. I hope other IMers will do the same at Mediaite. I haven't seen any other media post "Bristol's" stuff. Furious .....

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  19. Anonymous8:39 AM

    My aunt is in critical condition in the ICU and I have received no less than 4 counceling sessions in the past 10 days. 3 from the doctors who are treating her and 1 from the palliative care team made up of a chaplain and a nurse practitioner. I have been grateful for their council in helping me, (as the POA) make decisions on her behalf. Fuck Sarah Palin!

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