Monday, June 28, 2010

This is a good start.

I just had to copy this from Frank J. over at IMAO.  Hilarious as usual.  Also not a terrible idea.

“There’s talk that General Petraeus may change the rules of engagement in Afghanistan. We here at IMAO have obtained an advanced copy of what those new rules may be:


* Someone is shooting at you.

* Someone is shooting near you.

* Someone is shooting another Transformers sequel.

* Someone blows into a vuvuzela.

* You already tried fisticuffs, and that didn’t work.

* You have written permission from your parents.

* Someone makes a “Yo’ Mama” joke that really stings.

* You ask, “Can I use lethal force against you?” and you’re pretty sure you see the guy nod.

* You’ve run into the inventor of clamshell packaging.

* Someone just looks extra, super terroristy.

* Hippies.

* Someone throws a puppy at you.

* You’re absolutely sure there’s no media around.”

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well, I guess it was naive of me to hope for something so incredibly awesome.  General Mattis got passed over for the Afghanistan job.  Of course, had he been picked, the war would have been over in about 14 seconds, and Obama would’ve claimed all the credit anyway.

No, instead, Captain Terrific chose the same guy he called a liar when he was a lowly U.S. Senator from Illinois.  He chose to send General Petraus to Afghanistan.  This is what Mr. Wonderful’s Official Fan Club over at used to think about General Petraus.  Remember this little gem?  It seems like only yesterday…



It is amazing what good leadership can do.  Under Bush, this guy was a war criminal.  Under Obama, he is a hero.  And all it took was the President becoming a liberal democrat, just like the media.  Wow.

Friendly Advice


Fantasy Pick to Replace McChrystal

Okay.  So Obama may not even fire the good General for his hilarious (and entirely accurate) digs on Vice President Biden, et al., but if he does, my vote for his replacement goes overwhelmingly to this guy.

General James Mattis, USMC


Of course, picking him would indicate that Obama actually wants to win the war in Afghanistan, and I don’t really think that he does.

Why do I like General Mattis so much?  I think I can put it best by using his own words. 

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right upfront with you, I like brawling."

God bless you, sir.  Chesty Puller would be proud.  Semper Fidelis.

New Bumper Sticker…

If you’re interested.


Friday, June 18, 2010


So this is what it takes to humiliate France?  Wow.  That is surprising.  There is so much for them to choose from.  They have at least a hundred years of colossal failures, yet it is this that has them finally feeling shame?  Amazing.

And to think they used to be one of the most powerful nations on earth.

Way to go, guys.

I think it is appropriate this week, as the American Medical Association is meeting in Chicago (insert your own joke here) that we recap the great successes of the AMA over the past year.

Wow.  That is harder than I thought.  I guess the big news this last year was that the AMA sold doctors down the river by signing on to the health care “reform” bill monstrosity.  The price for their betrayal?  Well, they will tell you that they did it because they were promised a permanent fix to the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula used to calculate physician reimbursements under Medicare (and therefore under all insurance).  The result?  A big fat nothing.

They sold us out, then got sold out themselves by slimy politicians who were acting, incidentally, like slimy politicians.  It isn’t shocking that the Democrats lied about fixing the SGR to get the support of the AMA and many other physician groups.  What is shocking is that these idiots in charge of these groups apparently didn’t get the memo that Democrats lie.  Good grief.  I’ve known that since I was like, in the 2nd grade.

Grow up, guys.  The Obama regime hates us.  We stand in the way of their ultimate goals.  We must be destroyed.  Stop helping them.

Monday, June 14, 2010

God Bless America, Indeed…

Doc Zero does it again.  This piece moves me to tears.  I hope and I literally pray that his fantasy of worldwide Liberty comes to pass.  We shall see.  Will the servants of “the pit” win, or will those of us who love Liberty for All prevail?  I shall serve Liberty with my dying breath.  What about you?


What happened?  I thought Pelosi and the rest of the brain trust were supposed to bring costs down.  Oh well.  I guess some pigs are more “equal” than others.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why Nurse Practitioners Don’t Scare Me

A lot has been said lately (finally) about the apparent ascendancy of “mid-levels” – a fancy name for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants – into a position from which they could challenge actual doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s) as Primary Care Providers (PCPs).  I’ve been talking about this since the beginning of this blog, and I’m glad that others are getting on board.

This fear has been heightened by a couple of recent developments.  First, there is the even greater aggressiveness of mid-levels, especially Nurse Practitioners, in staking just such a claim for stand-alone privileges.  They have now gone so far as to crassly start calling themselves “Doctors” through a clever little trick of making their relatively brief training result in a “doctorate” degree – the D.NP.  Second, there is the new health care bill, which promises to dump tens of millions of patients onto a primary care network already strained to the breaking point by years of neglect and financial attack from third-party payers, especially the federal government. 

The concern boiled down is that mid-levels will push doctors out of the PCP business.  There is reason to be concerned.  Originally conceived to help ease the burden on PCPs touched on above, but now being paid 85% of what their doctor counterparts receive from Medicare, mid-levels have definitely begun to challenge their role as mere physician “helpers” and are now pushing – through their extremely powerful and even more extremely vocal unions – for more and more authority.

I have spent years in fear of this scenario.  It won’t just be bad for doctors.  It will be bad for patients.  Nurse Prac…er…  “Doctors of Nursing” simply aren’t trained like doctors.  Neither are Physician Assistants – who, by the way, have their own lobby which is now pushing for them to leave behind the “assistant” part of their title and be called “Physician Associates”.  Ugh.

I have had a bit of a change of heart, however.  Don’t get me wrong – this whole deal is unbelievably unfair.  To ask people to give up 12 years of their life to become “Board Certified Family Physicians”, and then to allow someone to do their job with less than 1/3 of the time spent and less than 1/10 of the money spent is simply obscene.

But here’s the thing.  I am a good doctor.  I work hard to be good at what I do.  And I challenge any Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to do my job better than I can.  They won’t be able to.  At least not with the kind of consistency that will make them able to steal my patients.

I feel confident in my abilities.  I don’t have to refer every sore throat to an Otolaryngologist.  I don’t refer every diabetic to an Endocrinologist.  If insurers and the government think that a PA or NP can do my job cheaper than me, let them wait until they start to see the bills from the multi-specialist care those patients will receive.

If insurers start paying NPs and PAs like doctors, or start pretending they are doctors on par with me, then I will stop accepting that insurance.  I am confident that my patients would rather see me than a nurse or PA.  In fact, I am working overtime just to ensure that patients know the difference and can tell their insurance company (or the federal government) to stuff it if they go this way.

I’m not depending on anybody else to protect my job.  I can do that on my own.  Is it fair?  Of course not.  But nobody ever said life was fair, and as a self-sufficient Southerner and American, I specialize in winning unfair fights.  Try and beat me at my own game, nurses.  Do it without your union and without the government having your back.  Do it on your own, like I am doing it, and then you’ll be worthy of the title “Doctor”, and not have to steal it through word games or trickery or political slight-of-hand.

The gauntlet is thrown down.  I challenge you.  But I don’t fear you.  You haven’t earned that yet, either.


This may be my favorite Doc Zero piece of all time.  It’s been a while since I felt a giddy rush of excitement, but this tirade delivered just that.  Feel the terror, bureaucrats.  Feel it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Islam. The Religion of Peace.

Here is what the peaceful Muslims in Afghanistan are up to.  Well, when they aren’t killing other Muslims who disagree with them, or setting pipe bombs to kill infidels.

Why are we at war with these creampuffs again???  Oh yeah.  Now I remember.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OH NO!!!!!


Hey, NYT.  Butt out.  Just because you can’t manage your own fortune doesn’t mean that you should mourn when someone else can.

This guy started with nothing and built something amazing.  Don’t ruin it by looting it with your grubby little commie fingers to give it away to your buddies.

Obama Supports Terrorists…Again.

Breaking News:  Obama is going to give $400 million to the Palestinian leaders of the Gaza Strip.  You know.  The place from which rockets are launched that kill Israeli men, women, and children.  Yes, that Gaza.  The festering cesspool of vitreol and hatred that breeds terrorists like that water planet in the Star Wars movies bred clone warriors.

I don’t know about you, but I think I’d just as soon not send my hard-earned money to provide welfare and comfort for our enemies.  Just sayin’.

Sanctions, Schmanctions…

Thank goodness.  Since the other sanctions have always proved so successful, I’m absolutely relieved that the U.N. has decided to talk even slightly less cordially to Iran about possibly not blowing up the world, please.

Whew.  Guess I can scratch Iran off my list of worries now.  Thanks, United Nations.  You guys are the best.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bye, Helen

Helen Thomas, long-time crone and decaying Washington D.C. landmark has announced her immediate retirement. Tragically, she was undone by nothing more than going off on an anti-Semitic rant. On video. To a rabbi.

So since when has being exposed as a liberal anti-Semite (forgive the redundancy) been something you would be forced to resign over?

Guess I missed the memo or something.

Regardless, bon voyage, Helen. Enjoy your cackling, cauldron-stirring retirement.