Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Monday, January 14, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Idiots


Paul Krugman writes in his New York Times blog...

"Rudy Giuliani warned us about what would happen if a Democrat wins:"

"You have got to see the trap. Otherwise we are in for a disaster. We are in for Canadian health care, French health care, British health care." New York Times

And that would be a terrible thing:

Short version: The US health care system is already a disaster being made worse under a Republican President. "By 2002–03, the U.S. fell to last place" in deaths that "are potentially preventable with timely and effective health care" in a study of 19 industrialized nations. Crooks and Liars

In "Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating an Earlier Analysis" (Health Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2008), Ellen Nolte, Ph.D., and C. Martin McKee, M.D., D.Sc., both of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, compared international rates of "amenable mortality"—that is, deaths from certain causes before age 75 that are potentially preventable with timely and effective health care.

"And you see what that tells us:"


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At Mon Jan 14, 05:34:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

"110 is higher than 65, so we win, heh, heh."

Floating around the tubes yesterday and I saw that Glenn Beck had himself a funny medical care story too and now he's all "we need to fix this." I hope his hemorrhoids move to his brain. "Wow, who could've known that all those lefties bitching about health care were right! But, they're still lefties, so they suck."

At Mon Jan 14, 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

This is like the Hindenburg flying over the sinking Titanic and the Captain of the dirgible remarking "thank God we're not on that ship."

At Mon Jan 14, 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Swinebread said...

This is like a bucket of shit complimenting itself on its taste in buckets.

At Mon Jan 14, 01:46:00 PM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Rudy is down here in Florida now winning hearts and minds with his total bull shit package.

At Tue Jan 15, 08:04:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Randal Graves: Ha! Glenn Beck's brains and his hemorrhoids are already in the same place!

Dean Wormer: Ha! Even funnier!

Swinebread: Ha! Funniest! You guys are hilarious!

Pissed Off Patricia: He sounds like he could use a hand. He should hire Glenn Beck's hemorrhoids to help him out!

At Tue Jan 15, 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

Coverage for all like in other industrialized nations? The horror!

At Wed Jan 16, 04:58:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Heaven forbid that America enter the 20th century. We would still be 100 years behind the rest of the world!

At Sat Jan 19, 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Agent Orange said...

Deaths per 100 000 - the USA is still a world leader! Take that doubters!

At Sun Jan 20, 05:27:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

We're number one! We're number one!


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