Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Sound of Silence


MSM? Helloooo?

Anyone heard about this? 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Filter in Your Brain

Zombie autopsies... Because understanding what makes a zombie tick just might help you survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

(Modern super-quick super zombie remakes are non canon, of course.)

The Zombie Autopsies with Steven Schlozman, MD from GCP authors on Vimeo.

Curiously enough, the amygdala is the same structure tinkered with in River Tam's brain by the Alliance. The scene starts at 8:48:


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hello, Joe?

Then Senator Joe Biden threatens to impeach President Bush if he were to attack Iran without Congressional authorization:

Putting aside the fact that it is the House that must initiate impeachment proceedings, didn't Obama strike Libya this week from his Brazilian va-cay without consulting Congress?

I guess we just found another leftist one-way street.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm Back?

I haven't posted a thing in a week. Between work, and having to leave early one day for being sick as a dog, spending the day trying to keep down water and the next recouping, I haven't had the motivation to drag myself to the computer.

I've barely been doing more than keeping a cursory look at the news and watching Top Gear from my new sofa.

I got that before the flu got me.

So, now that I'm able to get to the desk again, I'm putting up a lazy post.

Lazy, but cool.

We've got less than a month!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The King of Vacation

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Can you IMAGINE how the MSM would be screeching if George Bush had gone golfing over the weekend?

(Click to enlarge.)

Read this at iOTW.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

Prayers and Thoughts for Japan

It's bad over there right now. I know you all will keep those folks in your mind.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ADD Moment

OK. I'm having an undirected mental moment. Please scroll down for more meaty stuff.

I'm just going to go ahead and ask the question you of course already know the answer to.

Would this fly more more than a millisecond if it were called "Good Muslim Bitches"?

Next, we all know and don't care about how insane Charlie Sheen is.

I do have to know just one thing, though. If he's out there winning so much, why is he ranting in a Cincinnati Reds shirt?


In the UK, NHS chief Dr. Austin has this to say regarding premies:

The legal limit for abortion is 24 weeks. Dr Austin said that the care given to such tiny infants should be weighed up in the same way as the NHS decides whether or not to fund treatment for dying cancer patients.
‘If it was my child, from all the evidence and information that I know, I would not resuscitate,’ she said.

‘We are doing more harm than good by resuscitating 23-weekers. I can’t think of very many interventions that have such poor outcomes.
‘For me the big issue is that we’re spending an awful lot of money on treatments that have very marginal benefit.

‘I would prefer to free up that money to spend on providing support to people who have much more lifelong chronic conditions.’

Dr Austin, who did her medical training in New Zealand, does not work on a neonatal unit but acts as a consultant for the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning team, advising what treatments and care should be funded in the region.

She said the issue should be looked at ‘in the same way as we’ve made hard decisions about things like cancer drugs, saying the outcomes just aren’t good enough and therefore we won’t use them’.

She added: ‘There’s a lot of emphasis on the parents’ views and what they want. But somewhere in there, there needs to be an advocate for the baby.

‘I would say it’s unique in terms of a no-go area. If I came out and said, “I’m going to stop resuscitating babies below 24 weeks”, there would be a witch hunt.’

Read the rest here. 

But hey, Obamacare is modeled to work just as well as other countries with socialized medicine.

So what are the alternatives for a woman who has a pregnancy with the threat of premature delivery? A progesterone shot that, given weekly at the cost of only about $10, can in some cases reduce the chance of premature delivery.

Sounds good, right? Well, this week in Atlanta the Obama administration gave approval to allow only one company the right to produce the drug. Cease and desist orders under threat of lawsuit have been sent out to other manufactures and the cost for a single shot will skyrocket to $1,500 per weekly dose.

But recently, KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug, known as Makena (Mah-KEE'-Nah). The March of Dimes and many obstetricians supported that because it means quality will be more consistent and it will be easier to get.
None of them anticipated the dramatic price hike, though - especially since most of the cost for development and research was shouldered by others in the past.
"That's a huge increase for something that can't be costing them that much to make. For crying out loud, this is about making money," said Dr. Roger Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts' Medicaid program.
"I've never seen anything as outrageous as this," said Dr. Arnold Cohen, an obstetrician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
"I'm breathless," said Dr. Joanne Armstrong, the head of women's health for Aetna, the Hartford-based national health insurer.
Doctors say the price hike may deter low-income women from getting the drug, leading to more premature births. And it will certainly be a huge financial burden for health insurance companies and government programs that have been paying for it.

Read the rest here.

So let me get this straight... Poor people who cannot afford this preventative measure and will therefore have premies that socialist medicine doesn't want to intervene that much for due to cost and so will die.

Those who can afford it (ie socialist elite) can pay those costs for their babies.

Margaret Sanger would be proud.

An aside: Remember Virginia Ironsides from a few posts back? She's come up with a really cost-effective treatment:

Pillow therapy.

Monday, March 7, 2011

U Mad, Bro?

And now for some high-brow trolling:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Laugh Riot:

I just can't take it...

Obama hamstrings us when it comes to energy...

And it sure does suck to be surrounded. Don't worry though; I'm sure Obama will handle this well.

Would you Bring a beanbag to a gunfight?

The UN thumbs its nose at us with it's blatant hypocrisy. 

Iran is now on the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Seriously.

I shit you not.

And last but not least, if you want to pass through a Florida turnpike (don't get me started on those) you'd best have your papers handy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Col. West for President.

Tammy Bruce has been yelling it for some time.

I saw this at Mustang's site today, and we need this military man who GETS IT at the helm:

Hell YES.

Ohio Abortion Bill: Saving Babies.

As many of my long term friend and readers will recall, I am anti abortion. With birth control so readily and cheaply available, what is the excuse for murdering a child to avoid dealing with one's own lack of foresight and lack of responsibility?

Here in my home state of Ohio, there is a new challenge to the status quo of prenatal homicide:

An anti-abortion bill unveiled by Ohio Republican state legislators today sets the stage for aSupreme Court fight that could jeopardize the decades-old precedent set by the nation's highest court.
The so-called "heartbeat bill" would banabortions once there is evidence that a fetus has a heartbeat, though it doesn't set a specific time. The heart is one of the first organs to develop, and a baby's heartbeat can be detected as early as 18 days for some women, and by six weeks for most.
The controversial legislation is one of the most stringent anti-abortion plans to be introduced in a state legislature to date.
It clearly challenges the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade mandate, under which a woman has the right to abort a fetus until it is "viable," meaning that it's "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid." It's only at the point of viability -- "usually placed at about seven months" -- that states can restrict abortion.

The story continues here. 

When I was pregnant with my first child, I worked on an OB floor. I could see my baby's heartbeat at seven and one half weeks with a PORTABLE ultrasound machine.

Roe v Wade allows a woman to abort her child until it is considered viable.

My sister in law had a viable and extremely early birth with my nephew at 23 and one half weeks. After spending almost three months in a level three NICU, the boy developed normally and is a brilliant first grader today.

Medical science is redefining viability every single day. When RvW was passed, my nephew surviving such an early birth was unheard of; science fiction.

An aside: When I Googled for this NEWS story, I was given a slew of pro-abortion BLOGS as a return. Here is the screen shot:

The first link looked like this, and I've taken a screen shot to avoid 'editing' changes:

It is FARCICAL that UNEMPLOYMENT rates are brought up out of nowhere in the middle of this laughable leftist propaganda piece, don't you think?

Pat Condell Rides Again!

Andy Choudary is at it again, and Mr. Condell has something to say about it:

A previous Condell video on Choudary can be found here.   It's even better.

Meanwhile, American soldiers are murdered by adherents of the 'religion of peace' in Germany, and Obama is 'shocked and outraged', and the apologist dhimmis are already at work.