Sebelius meets Major Major’s Catch-22 – UPDATED

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What could you possibly say to him? Major Major wondered forlornly. One thing he could not say was that there was nothing he could do. To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error or injustice in Colonel Korn's policy. Colonel Korn had been most explicit about that. He must never say there was nothing he could do."I'm sorry," he said. "But there's nothing I can do." Catch-22, Chapter 9Because most of the … [Read more...]

Matt Damon gives Props to George W. Bush?

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Well that is a surprising headline. Here's an even more surprising one: Matt Damon wants to kiss George Bush on the mouth:Matt Damon, known for his liberal politics, gave credit where credit was due to former President George W. Bush.And he said he’d do it with more than just thanks.“I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR,” he told The Atlantic in an extensive interview about his charity work.From that piece:MD: I would kiss George W. Bush on the … [Read more...]

You love your kid? Too bad! UPDATES!

It's really too bad that you love your three-year old daughter who needs a kidney transplant, because you know what? We're not giving her one because she's retarded!:I begin to shake. My whole body trembles and he begins to tell me how she will never be able to get on the waiting list because she is mentally retarded.A bit of hope. I sit up and get excited.“Oh, that’s ok! We plan on donating. If we aren’t a match, we come from a large family and someone will donate. We don’t want to b … [Read more...]

Prayer request

My blogging day ends with a request for prayers for both of my sons -- for elder son's intention regarding finding employment and for Buster, who (unbelievably!) has pneumonia again! I just talked to him and he sounds terrible. He's away at school, which makes it all very difficult. If you could whisper up a prayer for them, I would be so very grateful. … [Read more...]

"He has a degree in philosophy…"

From Francis Beckwith at Return to Rome, (which you should check out) has a conversation between a physician and a bio-ethicist.Another appropriate read in view of that tape and the date... … [Read more...]

The Boy Without a Cerebellum

Medical science is a wonderful thing, but it is not the only thing.And doctors understand many, many things, but not everything.Which is why we should not be too quick to give up on people.Chase was also born prematurely, and he was legally blind. When he was 1 year old, doctors did an MRI, expecting to find he had a mild case of cerebral palsy. Instead, they discovered he was completely missing his cerebellum -- the part of the brain that controls motor skills, balance and … [Read more...]

Abortion, Language and Looking Away – UPDATED

Photosource"Over a period of two decades, government health and licensing officials were repeatedly presented with evidence about Gosnell, and repeatedly chose to do nothing..."“No action was taken, even after the agencies learned that women had died under Gosnell’s care.”Kermit Gosnell was arraigned yesterday on 8 charges charges of murder, and much, much more.Most of the news reports I'm reading on this story are surprisingly succinct, given the 281 page Grand Jury Report which bring … [Read more...]

Vaccines & Autism; the Parental Quandary

Some might remember reading Shana Buck's moving piece last month, where she wondered about the conceptual perceptions of her son who is autistic.Last weeks news that the certain "studies" linking autism to vaccines were fraudulent finds Shana pondering what parents are supposed to do, and who they should trust:Something is causing the rise in actual numbers of autistic children, something besides ‘better diagnosis'. What should I, as the mother of one child with autism and another with A … [Read more...]


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