Archive for ◊ August, 2009 ◊
The path the O’bama adminstration is taking our country is obscene… Victor Davis Hanson provides an eloquent commentary:
The president believes that a select group of affluent, highly educated technocrats … can direct our lives far better than we can ourselves. By “better” I do not mean in a fashion that, measured by disinterested criteria, makes us necessarily wealthier, happier, more productive, or freer. Instead, “better” means “fairer,” or more “equal.” We may “make” different amounts of money, but we will end up with more or less similar net incomes.
When Obama is losing independents, conservative Democrats, and moderate Republicans, his anxious base nevertheless keeps pushing him to become even more partisan, more left-wing, angrier, and more in a hurry to rush things through. They understand the unpopularity of the agenda and the brief shelf life of the president’s charm. One term may be enough to establish lasting institutional change….
So we move at breakneck speed in order not to miss this rare opportunity when the radical leadership of the Congress and the White House for a brief moment clinch the reins of power. By the time a shell-shocked public wakes up and realizes that the prescribed chemotherapy is far worse than the existing illness, it should be too late to revive the old-style American patient.
Courtesy of StrangeCosmos
1) On a Septic Tank Truck sign: “We’re #1 in the #2 business.”
2) Sign over a gynecologist’s office: “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”
3) At a proctologist’s door: “To expedite your visit please back in.”
4) Pizza shop slogan: “7 days without pizza makes one weak.”
5) On an electrician’s truck: “Let us remove your shorts.”
6) On a maternity room door: “Push. Push. Push.”
7) On a taxidermist’s window: “We really know our stuff.”
8) In a podiatrist’s office: “Time wounds all heels.”
9) In a veterinarian’s waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
10) At a propane filling station, “Tank heaven for little grills.”
11) At a radiator shop: “Best place in town to take a leak.”
Milty made these comments back in 1978… His insights are still germane. If he were alive today, he would be the biggest opponent of O’bamacare.
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Additional commentary from Milton about the rising cost of health care.
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1. A man comes into the ER and yells, ‘My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab.’
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress and began to take off her underwear.
Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs — and I was in the wrong one.
Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald
2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall.
‘Big breaths,’ . . . I instructed.
‘Yes, they used to be,’ replied the patient.
Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes
3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.
Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a ‘massive internal fart.’
Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg
4. During a patient’s two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me that he was having trouble with one of his medications.
‘Which one ?’. . . I asked.
‘The patch … The Nurse told me to put a new one on every six hours and now I’m running out of places to put it!’
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn’t see. Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.
Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair
5. While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, ‘How long have you been bedridden?’
After a look of complete confusion she answered. . . ‘Why, not for about twenty years — when my husband was alive.’
Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson
6. I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man I asked, ‘So how’s your breakfast this morning?’
‘It’s very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can’t seem to get used to the taste.’ . . . Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly.
Bob produced a foil packet labeled ‘KY Jelly.’
Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf
7. A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered . . .
It was quickly determined the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery..
When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green and above it there was a tattoo that read . . . ‘Keep off the grass.’
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient’s dressing which said ‘Sorry . . . had to mow the lawn.’
Submitted by RN no name
8. As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB, I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams…
To cover my embarrassment I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.
The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing, further embarrassing me.
I looked up from my work and sheepishly said, ‘I’m sorry. Was I tickling you?’
She replied with tears running down her cheeks from laughing so hard. ‘No, doctor, but the song you were whistling was . . .’I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener.’
Hat tip to the Slickmeister