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Nordic Tropics or Tropic Nordics or…

whatever. This is from a few pages I scanned from The Causes of the Civil War, which should show up at some point or another in my “drafts” as a written review. But I was afraid if I didn’t strike while the iron was, umm, luke-warm I’d forget all about this quite amusing twaddle. And boy is it something else, I’ll say that for it.

Whaddaya call it Skydrive said I could embed it, but no dice on WordPress. But it is a link to a publicly accessible PDF document, three pages long IIRC.


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I’m mystified. And wrong not once but twice.

First I post something making fun of Quebec’s proposed right to murder, err, die, law.

Then I have a good chuckle and issue a mea culpa that the glorious Commonwealth of Massachusetts had an initiative on the ballot in November that pretty much did the same thing, but also gussied it up in a pretty cover of hypocritical slime stating how wonderful and fantastic this would be.

I also figured the initiative was a slam-dunk to pass. And I figured wrong. It failed. The only thing I can figure is that either (a) physician groups were afraid malpractice rates would zoom higher than they are now, or (b) the Senile Old Man (a/k/a the Catholic Church) roused himself from his near permanent stupor, popped his dentures in, and went to bat against this. And phrased his opposition in a way that actually made sense to his dwindling but still rather large flock.

I honestly don’t find either explanation entirely satisfactory, but the facts is what they is. It went down in flames. Note: I’m assuming that site has its numbers right, and mebee 51%/49% means there’s always next time. Also, they put the winning figure by county on top, which initially confused the living crap out of me, since I just assumed a Yes/No order. No, that would probably make too much sense.

So, do I retract my previous mea culpa or issue another one? Actually, dunno and don’t care. Still just a tad disappointed that this “sanctity of life” crap pwnz “unplug granny,” at least for now.

And, yes, I was in favor and voted that way. Part of me thinks that anything which coarsens human life can’t be all bad, and part of me would personally want the plug yanked the very instant my brain goes flatline, fuck whatever my heart and lungs are doing.


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Today’s D-Bag of the Day Award Goes To….

anyone who thinks having this bumper sticker makes you into some kind of fight the power/RATM/o so hip hipster…

Congratulations! I hereby award you my coveted D-Bag of the Day Award.

I mean if the Goldstein of Orwell’s 1984 is not modeled on psychotic mass-murderer Leon Trotsky I’ll eat my dirty underwear, with ketchup on the side. You might as well have the word “moron” tattooed on your forehead as put this on the back of your car.

But I did come up with an alternative….

Now to have a bumper sticker like that on your car? We’re talking a matched set of brass ball-bearings, if you get my drift. Especially if the happy face gets included.

And I seriously doubt anyone who “gets” the reference would mess with you. I’m sure somewhere in this shining Republic of ours there’s a Room 101 for anyone who would, shall we say, take issue with said (revised) bumper sticker.

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Pass the Ketchup, Time to eat some crow

This is too freaking funny. The first entries I made in this dung heap of a blog concerned Quebec and “Therapeutic Homicide.”

‘Therapeutic Homicide’ Yeeahhh, baby!

Theme Song for ‘Therapeutic Homicide’?

(Never knew Pee-Wee Herman was a punk rocker, did ya?)

Well, look who’s gonna beat Quebec to the punch (probably):

QUESTION 2: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition
Prescribing Medication to End Life

Me own glorious state! I think I got the biggest kick out of the whole business of having “two physicians” sign off on this. Like one doctor would ever criticize another. They’ve got a code of silence that must make the Mafia weep. And I can absiltively, posolutely  affirm that  if Netherlands can’t make the “safeguards” on their euthanasia laws work — and they can’t, in fact I’m not sure if they even bother with them any more (de facto overriding de jure) —  no way in hell would Massachusetts. The Dutch are relatively honest. And the people who would supposedly be monitoring this in the Great and Glorious Commonwealth would be people who know people., i.e. crooked as a dog’s hind leg and incompetent to boot.

Well, anything to further reduce the respect for life and (potentially) making it easier for me to go the Roman route, is a-ok in my book.

And I gotta give Quebec credit: MA is basically going to do the same thing Quebec wants to, but gussies the whole business up in hypocritical double-talk and jibber-jabber.

All hail to Massachusetts, the land of the free and the brave!
For Bunker Hill and Charlestown, and flag we love to wave;
For Lexington and Concord, and the shot heard ’round the world;
All hail to Massachusetts, we’ll keep her flag unfurled.
She stands upright for freedom’s light that shines from sea to sea;
All hail to Massachusetts! Our country ’tis of thee!

All hail to grand old Bay State, the home of the bean and the cod,
Where pilgrims found a landing and gave their thanks to God.
A land of opportunity in the good old U.S.A.
Where men live long and prosper, and people come to stay.
Don’t sell her short but learn to court her industry and stride;
All hail to grand old Bay State! The land of pilgrim’s pride!

All hail to Massachusetts, renowned in the Hall of Fame!
How proudly wave her banners emblazoned with her name!
In unity and brotherhood, sons and daughters go hand in hand;
All hail to Massachusetts, there is no finer land!
It’s M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-T-T-S.
All hail to Massachusetts! All hail! All hail! All hail!

What is weird is that these aren’t the lyrics they had us sing at morning assembly in fourth and fifth grade. Don’t remember them exactly, but they were only tangentially related to the above.

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‘Therapeutic Homicide’ Yeeahhh, baby!

'Therapeutic Homicide' Yeeahhh, baby!


The Dying with Dignity commission of the Quebec National Assembly has issued its report after two years of public hearings, consultations with experts and visits to countries where there is now some experience with a range of options on ways of dying. (1) The commission and the Charest government deserve equal praise for their thoughtful report and their courage in addressing this controversial topic. The principal theme of the report holds that palliative care has come of age and is adequate to meet the needs of most dying people; however, it is underprovided, particularly in remote and rural areas. (2) A second important theme concerns “l’aide medicate a mourir”–medical assistance to die. On this subject, the report calls for a change in thinking, arguing that there will still be cases where suffering is great, irreversible and unrelievable, such that the only option is actively helping a person to die.

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Said URL is about as likely to work as I am, meaning not at all. But, damn, this is good stuff. “Therapeutic homicide” said with a straight face and not even a whiff of an oxymoron in the air.  Two thumbs way up. I know you can’t post full articles, which is just too bad, since the dance around the mulberry bush the authors do regarding consent is amazing to behold. Or rather, amazing that amongst all “blurp, blurp” of “deep concern” and “the continuum of end-of-life care” they never say “Yes, consent in some form will be required,” or “No, the decision about when and where and how therapeutic homicide gets done is purely a medical decision up to the patient’s doctor(s).”

“Therapeutic homicide.” I just love the way it rolls off the tongue.



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August 17, 2012 · 4:36 pm