Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Blog Will Be Changing

This blog is hosted at Blogger and then is pushed magically through the tubes of the Internet to, where you can see it. Unfortunately, Blogger, which is run by Google, doesn't want to do it that way any more, they are going to stop ftp publishing at the end of this month.

That means I have to figure out how to keep the blog going. I will be studying the problem over the next week and trying things. It may be that we will just have a link here to a Blogspot address, and it may be that I am able to figure out how to display the blog content at this site.

Something will change, hopefully it will be a minor change for the reader. Just letting you know.


Anonymous sunshine on my shoulders said...

hey, maybe this is the end of TTF

April 21, 2010 1:49 PM  
Anonymous R.E.N. said...

it's the end of TTF, as we know it

and I feel fine

April 21, 2010 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The defining moment for the Presidency of Barack Obama came early, in June, 2009. It was one of many health reform extravaganzas to come, this one televised by ABC from the East Room of the White House, a town hall among health care experts and consumers.

Citizen Jane Sturm took the mike to ask how the brave, new world of Obamacare would treat people like her 105-year-old mother. At age 99 her mother's heart specialist confided that without a pacemaker he couldn't keep her alive, but at her advanced age he couldn't justify the operation. Jane sought out another specialist, and when he saw her mother was still very much alive and enjoying life, he agreed to do the operation.

Over five years later, her mother was still living happily with her family as a result of the highly advanced medical technology she received. So Jane, still displaying her own spirited fight for her mother's life, very articulately asked the President if under his vision for health care there would be any consideration given for a certain spirit, or joy of living, or quality of life, in providing medical care for those of advanced age. Or would there just be a cut-off at a certain age.

The President replied that we as a culture and a society have to learn to make better decisions about end of life care. And when the wise, central planning Washington bureaucrats discover the evidence shows the care is not going to improve health, they can let your doctor know, and let your mom know, maybe this is not going to help, maybe you're better off not having the surgery and taking the painkiller and going home.

Jane just told him that without the surgery her mother would be dead, and he responds with a hypothetical that maybe she would be better off taking the painkiller and going home. And President Obama's mind is so hypothetical and so theoretical that he is certain that far off Washington bureaucrats would know from the evidence when she should take the painkiller and go home, and could let her yahoo doctor know.

Moreover, from Jane's perspective, this was not an issue of end of life care. She just told him that after the surgery more than 5 years ago her mother was still very much alive and spirited. But those of us who have been paying attention have learned that President Obama is so certain that he has all the answers that he never really hears what anyone else is saying.

The message from the President to America's sickest and most vulnerable should be the theme for Election 2010, and the message the American people will now send to Washington's ruling Democrats: Take the Painkiller and Go Home.

April 21, 2010 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even more hopefully, "Sunshine", it will be the end of your juvenile and inane comments here.
It would be nice to open up space for folks who are not egomaniacs and who exhibit common courtesy when engaging in an actual dialogue. We would not miss your Palin-Beck-Limbaugh-Hannity-teabagger - et al. programed talking points at all.

April 21, 2010 4:07 PM  
Anonymous sunshine on my shoulders said...

always a riot when a TTFer notes how incivil I am by insulting me

April 21, 2010 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Derrick said...

It´s hard to say anything when you are teabagging isn´t it, Sunshine?

April 21, 2010 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sunshine"...just exactly how were you insulted?

April 21, 2010 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Jane Sturm's statement implies federally controlled decisions about medical care, or a soviet-style health system. That is not what was passed. We will have, essentially, universal insurance, and insurance companies will make those decisions, but with better guarantees for patient rights.

The whole death panel thing is just a big lie. Boo for Sarah.

April 22, 2010 3:40 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Does R.E.N. stand for Rapid Eye Novement?

April 22, 2010 3:41 AM  

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