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Palin: Obama "death panel" could kill my Down's baby

 
 
contrex
 
Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 11:27 am
I sometimes think that right wing Americans are weirder than any Iranian mullah or North Korean communist timwarpers. Just look at the unutterably awful Sarah Palin's latest blog, where she alleges that

"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."

I don't know why she misnames Down's Syndrome (or is it a US variant usage?) [Edit] - Yes it is. USians omit the apostrophe and the 's'.

The ability of this bimbo to combine her smugly invincible ignorance with the vicious cunning of a rabble rouser inciting a lynch mob and to evade the consequences of her actions by hiding behind her Princess Winky Sparkleburst National Review pornstar persona always amazes me. But, damn, even for her, this is so vile it really takes your breath away.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 11:46 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

I sometimes think that right wing Americans are weirder than any Iranian mullah or North Korean communist timwarpers. Just look at the unutterably awful Sarah Palin's latest blog, ...

On facebook, "5,669 people like this." (Just now. And, well, not your post, contrex, but that by Palin.)

I wonder - or I don't, actually - why someone is writing such utterly nonsense: human rights and human dignity are in the centre of medical care.
(Actually, I wonder, if Palin ever noticed how e.g. children with Down's Syndrome are looked at and cared in countries with a universal health insurance system. And if she knows how such is done in the USA for the uninsured and those whose insurance doesn't cover this and who can't pay the treatments and additional assistance ... .)
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 12:00 pm
I am saddened by this woman's path she has chosen to walk. Doesn't she have a PR person that checks what she says and/or publishes. She's coming off as more of a nutcase every day.

She had such potential. I was hopeful for the future.

She disappoints me continuously . . .
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:15 pm
@sullyfish6,
potential to be an expoentially increasing nut job.....
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:19 pm
interesting, how does one go about getting a job on this "death panel"

i'd love to be able to decide who lives or dies
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:33 pm
@contrex,

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I don't know why she misnames Down's Syndrome (or is it a US variant usage?) [Edit] - Yes it is. USians omit the apostrophe and the 's'

That must be a fairly recently adopted variant, because I've always heard, said and written Down's Syndrome, in the US and elsewhere.

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"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."

What is she talking about? Have I missed something rather crucially important? Does this worry of hers have any basis in reality - or is she just being predictably partisan?

djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:39 pm
@aidan,
yes, obama has started a death panel, and i'm hoping to administer it

better be nice to me, you never know when you might need life saving surgery
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:42 pm
@djjd62,
Laughing Laughing I'm sure you're just the man for the job too. Thanks for clueing me in dj - don't you worry - I'll be nice...
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:44 pm
@aidan,
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That must be a fairly recently adopted variant, because I've always heard, said and written Down's Syndrome, in the US and elsewhere.


I should have written "Many USians". Both usages are to be found in LeftPondia although I note that the US body the NDSS refers to itself as the National Down Syndrome Society, whereas the UK equivalent calls itself the Down's Syndrome Association.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:45 pm
@aidan,
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What is she talking about? Have I missed something rather crucially important? Does this worry of hers have any basis in reality - or is she just being predictably partisan?


The GOP are starting up lots of scare stories, that's all.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:51 pm
What the **** is this "Usian" horseshit? Contrex, you're every bit as much a nut job as Palin.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 01:58 pm
@Setanta,
Usian, one who uses
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:00 pm
@contrex,
That's so strange - I just googled it and I did see that indeed, there are alot of entries labeled Down Syndrome, until you get to the BBC referenced entry and it's titled 'Down's Syndrome'.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the trend toward losing the apostrophe per a thread that Robert (if I'm remembering correctly) started.

Anyway - I don't like it - this will become one of my American English pet peeves.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:03 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
USian:
2. A Citizen of the United States of America

A sometimes pejorative term coined in recent years on various internet discussion boards. Meant to resolve the ambiguous nature of the terms "North American," which could be taken to refer to Canada or the United States, and "American," which could be taken to refer to North America, South America, or the United States.
Eva
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:04 pm
@djjd62,
Why wait for Obama's plan, djjd? You can get a job like that now! Go to work for an HMO/PPO. Make life and death decisions with absolutely no medical background whatsoever required!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:08 pm
@aidan,
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Down syndrome
congenital disorder
also called Down’s syndrome, trisomy 21, or (formerly) Mongolism

Source: Down syndrome. (2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 08, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/170453/Down-syndrome

Quote:
Down syndrome
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Down syndrome (the most common term in US English) , Down's syndrome (standard in the rest of the English-speaking world), or trisomy 21 is a chromosomal disorder caused by ...
Source: wikipedia

In German, it's "Down-Syndrom" (no genitive 's' when words are hyphened), in French it's "Syndrome de Down" ...
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:11 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
Syndrome de Down"

I do like that - it sounds very 'soft'- which is applicable.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 04:19 pm
@aidan,
Reading along...

thanks for the ref to the apostrophe thread. I think I read it or participated in it, but would like to read it again.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 04:54 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter wrote:
USian:
2. A Citizen of the United States of America

A sometimes pejorative term


I am accustomed to thinking of it as merely jocular, like "Limey" or "Jock"; a variant of "Yank", and I intended it as such.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 09:45 pm
@Setanta,
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What the **** is this "Usian" horseshit? Contrex, you're every bit as much a nut job as Palin.


Setanta: "bbrrddd;dlsdddddd" [I'm sorry" said with foot firmly embedded in mouth]
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