The “Trilling” Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor

The word empathy stirs up images of understanding, sensitivity, and the ability to vicariously identify with the feelings, thoughts and experiences of another. The expression, in some circles, is linked to the promotion of the belief that those who suffer have an inherent right to receive reparation, either in the …

Obama’s 66.6 Elder Deathscare Initiative

Packing and cracking open a second package of Marlboro’s and in the spirit of bias, ambiguity and end of life counseling the President is stumping to gain support for his insurance reform initiative in Nursing Homes, geriatric wards and Senior Centers across America.  Traveling with him is a cheer-leading squad …

Rules for Radical Horse Handlers

The definition of freedom is the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action, emancipation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Like wild horses American citizens celebrate liberty with unfettered and unhindered sovereignty.  When constraint in choice or action is placed upon us, Americans …

“Barry’s Kids” Boomer Health Care Telethon

“If its pity, we’ll get some money.  I’m just giving you the facts. Pity.” Jerry Lewis, 2001 Every baby-boomer alive can probably recount the exact moment they saw  “crippled” children emerge from behind the curtain on the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.  Seared in our minds are visions of handicapped …

Stopping Beating Hearts…Within Pay Grades?

A few questions for Barack Obama, who believes that commenting on when life begins is “above his pay grade.”  Obama, Do non-living beings have a beating heart?  Mr. President, What is the difference between life and death, a heart beat or lack thereof? If it is possible to be a …

Ruth “Eugenia” Ginsburg

Politicians are notorious for obfuscating the truth, so Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s admission that her belief, “…that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” was stunning on many levels.   The most glaring …

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