Monday, August 11, 2008

Good god...

I have to wonder if Russia is trying to start WWIII in Georgia. This is the biggest finger they could possibly give to the U.S. and Europe.

Of course, the second part of that statement might be, "And we know you're not going to do anything about it because your people are too tired of Iraq." On that count, so far they're right. Oh, and toss in a, "Hey look, Olympics!" for good measure.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't get sick in Oregon

Can anyone confirm this story? I can only find it on Fox News and a few other right-wing blogs; I'm guessing there's more to it, but dang if I can find any additional information on it.

Oregon Offers Terminal Patients Doctor-Assisted Suicide Instead of Medical Care

Since the spread of his prostate cancer, 53-year-old Randy Stroup of Dexter, Ore., has been in a fight for his life. Uninsured and unable to pay for expensive chemotherapy, he applied to Oregon's state-run health plan for help.

Lane Individual Practice Association (LIPA), which administers the Oregon Health Plan in Lane County, responded to Stroup's request with a letter saying the state would not cover Stroup's pricey treatment, but would pay for the cost of physician-assisted suicide.

If true, this is obviously more than a bit chilling.