Monday, November 22, 2004

The Good Doctor 

Hee-hee. "Dr." Ernie Fletcher, governor of the state-sized piece of dogshit known as Kentucky, is at risk of losing his medical license, because he participates in the form of State Murder euphemistically called capital punishment.

The AMA guidelines forbid doctors to actively take part in an execution or to take any "action which would directly cause the death of the condemned" or "which would assist, supervise or contribute" to the death of the inmate.

(The AMA, like Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is clearly an enemy of Christ, who as we know demands blood sacrifice, and the more the better.)

Some responses to Fletcher's predicament:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., worked as a heart surgeon before being elected to the Senate. Frist, who supports the death penalty, had no comment on Fletcher's decision.

State Rep. Jim Wayne, a Democrat, said of the governor: "It's curious he will keep his no-new-taxes pledge but will violate his Hippocratic oath. I'm not sure how he sleeps at night with this kind of decision."

On another medically-related note: a friend of mine who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and who is currently completing his M.D., came up with a brilliant solution to our current health-care crisis. In short: the patient's world-view should be a determining factor in the treatment they receive when in hospital. Each patient could complete a short survey, including questions like:

Which is right, evolutionary theory or creation science?

Do you prefer faith-based, or science-based, medical treatment?

Is it actually the people's money or the government's money? (If it's the people's money, can I, um, see yours?)

Then the patient would receive treatment in strict accordance with his/her "values."

As Scats brilliantly summed it up over the weekend:

"Iron Lung: $10,000. Holy Bible: $10. The courage to stand by your convictions: priceless."


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