Thursday, February 25, 2010

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment ( before the HealthCare Summit)


On twitter tonight- we all talked about Keith and his dad....sadly I think his dad has taken a turn for the worse,so keep him and his dad in your prayers ( a wonderful twittersoul posted this photo.....)
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Part One,very personal and heartbreaking....but Real.

Part Two, his final plea....

3 comments:

enigma4ever said...

"CosmicCowboy"

I deleted your comment...
maybe you were being "glib"
or you thought you were funny...
I have no idea...


Keith's father is supposedly dying....
The story he told...is real..
I have seen it before where a relative asks to die...
it happens to many ....
all of us that have lost relatives know that it is painful to lose a loved one as they fight/battle a catastrophic illness...

It is a time to have Compassion...
and Wisdom....
not just for Keith ...
but for each other...

You may not like Keith-
but he has fought harder to help get the Truth out about OUR HCR battle , and Health Care Crisis than ANY other MSM or Journalist.....

and he did this while taking care of his dad all these monthes...

As a Nurse of many years, who has worked Hospice-that he did this while caring for a dying Father shows a level of Courage that is immeasurable....

HCR Facts :

>50 Million are without HC or any level of Care at this time or Insurance.

30Million have been cancelled or denied care due to PreExisting Conditions.

17,000 LOSE Insurance a day ....and lost HC...

47,000 die each year with NO HC ....in OUR Country... that is shameful...

enigma4ever said...

CosmicCowboy-

One more thing..
as an UnInsuredRN....
I take the HCR battle very seriously...

period.

Keep Life Simple said...

enigma4ever,

I appreciate both your passion and your compassion.

I don't believe, like Olberman, that the purpose of the country is to take care of its people. Why? Because the consequences are too great.

In my lifetime our country has gone from accepting human mortality to marveling at the miracles of modern medicine to now apparently believing that health care is a RIGHT.

I've seen my great grand parents, grand parents, and parents die. Also my aunts and uncles. My generation is now the oldest generation in our family and my time is coming soon - maybe another 10 or 15 years. I can relate, and understand, and empathize, and sympathize.

The consequences of the attitude that the "purpose of the country" is to take care of its people" are too great.

It implies that "the people" have the right to take what they want, it implies that "the country" is owed something by me other than just taking care of myself and mine.

Wow, what happened to ...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness..."? What has replaced it?

My grand mother would say "your rights end where my nose begins." Where do Americans get off saying that I have an obligation to help them with their problems? How have we come to the belief that because I have more than someone else it entitles them to have some of what I have accumulated?

How have we come to the thinking that becuase they fear their death, and because medical science has convinced them that medical is a right, that I am obliged to contribute to their delusion that medical science can save their life?

No doctor has ever "saved a life." Everyone dies. Modern medical care can extend life but there are many tradeoffs and in the end we die.

I frankly am appalled that people feel they have a RIGHT to take from me for their need (especially since they are in denial about the reality of their eventual demise).

Q