Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

A federal court judge has granted a temporary order that will allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying from cystic fibrosis and desperately needs new lungs, to join an adult organ transplant list

In a statement issued late Wednesday afternoon, the family said, “We are experiencing many emotions: relief, happiness, gratitude and, for the first time in months: hope.”…

The Delaware County family retained a lawyer this week and quickly filed their lawsuit, arguing the rule keeping Sarah off the list is “discriminatory.”

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But the ruling immediately raises concerns about fairness — and the risk of more lawsuits, said Art Caplan, director of the division of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. While it’s admirable that Baylson chose to try to help Sarah and others, the decision threatens the integrity of the nation’s existing organ allocation process, he said.

“It is not clear why everyone now waiting at the bottom of any transplant list would not seek relief in federal court,” Caplan said. “Unless the judge has reason to think the lung distribution rules are simply a product of age discrimination and nothing more — which seems highly unlikely — then this becomes a troubling instance of non-doctors deciding who is the best candidate to receive a lung or other scarce medical resource.”…

Nationally, about 1,700 people are waiting for lung transplants, including 31 children 10 and younger, according to OPTN data. In Region 2, Sarah’s region, 222 people are waiting for lung transplants, including six children 10 and younger.

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“Finally, we have some positive news for Sarah and her family,” said Sen. Toomey. “I applaud today’s ruling and am grateful to Judge Baylson for quickly issuing his decision on such an important matter.

“Now Sarah has a chance for a lung transplant, and I plan to keep fighting for her and others who deserve to be eligible. As I’ve said all along, Secretary Sebelius should use her authorities to make medical need and suitability, rather than age, be the primary criteria in determining how organ donations are prioritized. I hope this court ruling will encourage her to make this important policy change.”

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Sixty adults with LAS scores above 50 died in 2012, while 513 received transplants. More than 400 adults with scores below 35 also received transplants, while 18 in that category died waiting.

According to Ruddock, Sarah’s doctors say she would have an LAS score of 66 if she were an adult…

Sweet said a transplant would improve Sarah’s cystic fibrosis symptoms, but lung transplants are risky. Even with the procedure, he said, her life expectancy would average three to five years. “This just buys her some time,” he said.

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Centralized rationing (and even regionalized rationing, as is usually done with organ transplantation) in our huge country will inevitably be basically utilitarian. In the case of an organ waiting list, there is no avoiding this zero-sum problem, and moving the decision from a relatively objective system of allocation to the discretion of a cabinet secretary is a very bad idea. On what grounds is Sebelius supposed to do this? Because this poor girl’s parents figured out how to get the attention of reporters and politicians? Are people with less-savvy relatives supposed to be punished, and perhaps left to die, as a result?…

Children are on a separate list for lung transplants because transplants of adult lungs to children don’t have a great track record. If there is new evidence that should cause a rethinking of that separation (as has happened with kidney and liver transplants) then the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which basically functions as a federal contractor, should review its procedures. Sebelius in fact asked them for such a review, because of this case, late last month. If they end up doing it, it would have to happen in an orderly and careful way and would take some time — the children’s waiting list is not prioritized by medical need but more or less on a first-come-first-serve basis, and if children were integrated into the adult system there would have to be some criteria for comparing them to people already in that system…

Kathleen Sebelius has done a whole lot of things worth complaining about in her term at HHS, but in this instance I think she is right, and members of Congress should think very carefully about how they are using the power they have been entrusted with in pushing her to intervene.

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We do not want to show up at the DMV and have the order in the queue determined by who can tell the manager the best sob story. The basic rule — first come, first served — does not take into consideration all the many different circumstances which might argue for why a later-arriving mom with six kids should actually cut in line, so she can make a soccer game; but the basic rule, in its bright-line simplicity, is acceptable as fair. Not always optimal — but fair.

Emotion-based appeals and emotion-based relationships are perfectly normal — and perfectly desirable — in affectionate relationships, familial relationships, friendships. But they are simply corruption and cronyism in the context of dealings with the state. Dealings with the state cannot, or at least must not, devolve into simply currying favor with bureaucratic decision-makers…

Make no mistake: We are headed for this dark and dire place where everything you wish to do is subject to a vote of the Committee of the Whole, and everything you do will therefore require appealing to the Committee of the Whole, and outright bribing them for their indulgence by offering property or services to secure their goodwill.

And it’s all by design. This is how they think the world should work.

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Via Mediaite.

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B9? Are you here?

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Scrumpy?

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Bishop!

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Missed it by that much..

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

lol..Hi!

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Bishop!

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

He’s not here.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

KCB…
:)

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hey You!!! ;-)

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

He’s not here.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Not yet…

:)

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hi EG!

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Hey You!!! ;-)

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Howdy partner. ;)

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Life Panels..

Take a number..

By the way…
please answer this 30 question survey…

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

…TROLLCOT!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Hi EG!

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

As I said on the Headlines thread regarding Sarah Murnaghan, this is exactly the process envisioned under PlaceboCare. The Death Panels deny the life-saving treatment for the masses, and the judicially-connected (envisioned by the architects as also being of the correct political persuasion) get a Lawgiver-In-Black to give them an exemption. Nurse Ratched is mad because the first case was not from one openly liberal.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

…TROLLCOT!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Worth repeating..

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

*clink!*

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

ObamaCare in microcosm…

d1carter on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Dire…

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I am happy because the girl might get new lungs, but I have a problem with this. For all of the angst about Obamacare, it is strange to see so many demand that a bureaucrat, Sebelius, act.

Isn’t the main concern about government-run healthcare the fact that it takes the decision-making process out of the hands of people and their doctors and gives it to government?

How is demanding that Cruella make an exception and act something that we want to do?

I happened to look at the organ transplant regulations and it is far, far, far from clear that the Secretary of HHS has the authority to overrule the transplant board, which is made up of healthcare providers (primarily doctors) involved with transplants.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

A federal court judge has granted a temporary order that will allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying from cystic fibrosis and desperately needs new lungs, to join an adult organ transplant list…

…so he’ll be audited by the IRS….when?

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

*clink*..:)

PS..This is a tough subject anyway make it..:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Make no mistake: We are headed for this dark and dire place where everything you wish to do is subject to a vote of the Committee of the Whole, and everything you do will therefore require appealing to the Committee of the Whole, and outright bribing them for their indulgence by offering property or services to secure their goodwill.

And it’s all by design. This is how they think the world should work.

That last line might not be true. The fact that it actually works as described is something the “Committee of the Whole” denies. They believe that they are the guardians of the best for everyone, and the baser mechanisms — the bribes, the appeals — are beneath their noble work.

It isn’t by design, but the design is psychotic. The design assumes people are something they are demonstrably not.

http://www.breitbart.com/Tools/ContentAuthoring/Preview.aspx?ID={6B953C75-DE73-4B48-BC8E-9E7FC149B566}

Where’s Ace? Talk to me guy.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Zinger!

tommy71 on June 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Good evening sir..:)

PS..This is a toughie..:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

As I said in the headlines, I feel for the girl and her family-but I don’t think that she should have been allowed on the adult list.
The judge caved in the face of ‘emotional’ outrage.
Who’s gonna be the next ‘exception, and the next one? Who’s gonna end up dying because of these ‘exceptions’?
If iIsound like a cold-hearted, ice queen Aspie…
This exception should NOT have been made.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Don’t really get the bitching about this. This is not the case of someone being at the bottom of the list and trying to get to the top, but rather someone not even being allowed to be on the list while people not as worse off get first dibs.

Zaggs on June 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I happened to look at the organ transplant regulations and it is far, far, far from clear that the Secretary of HHS has the authority to overrule the transplant board, which is made up of healthcare providers (primarily doctors) involved with transplants.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Not melted together yet?

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

*tips fedora*..:)

PS..Tough subject..:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I hate not to give this child’s situation a lot of consideration but this is such a small victory in her war that I am reluctant to feel too much joy.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Point taken..

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 10:53 PM

As long as there is more need for organs than supply, people will die that didn’t have to. Fact of life. There are many worthwhile causes to champion, but maybe the future First Lady or Gentleman could raise awareness for organ donation. It could certainly use a high profile spokesperson.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

That last line might not be true. The fact that it actually works as described is something the “Committee of the Whole” denies. They believe that they are the guardians of the best for everyone, and the baser mechanisms — the bribes, the appeals — are beneath their noble work.

It isn’t by design, but the design is psychotic. The design assumes people are something they are demonstrably not.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I beg to differ. The bribery process is how the “committee of the whole” doles out the favors to the favored.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 10:57 PM

There will be little joy under Obiecare that is coming..:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Agreed..

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Tough call all around and so much to consider that pretty much wherever you come down on the issue there is a competing circumstance which will make you feel bad about your decision.

Regardless, Sebellius is a cold-eyed Nazi who would sign a mass death order if Dog Eater ordered her to do so.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I can’t let today go without celebrating the one year anniversary of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker surviving The Recall From Hell. Suck it, Unionistas.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Obamacare is a disaster. Where do I sign up for my free stuff?

El_Terrible on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

All our body parts belong to the government, wait and see the waste.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Regardless, Sebellius is a cold-eyed Nazi who would sign a mass death order if Dog Eater ordered her to do so.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Point of order – Nurse Ratched would sign the order without an explicit order from Teh SCOAMT.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…TROLLCOT!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

This.

*clink*

Electrongod on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

*clink!*

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

This too…treated myself to a glass of Reisling tonight.

The word “chilling” has been tossed around a lot lately in reference to the many scandals. But this story and the behavior of Kathleen Sebilus truly defines the word. It’s sick the way she says “somebody has to live and somebody has to die.” This is the content of character that encompasses the Obama administration. They are non-human (certainly non-Christian) Alinsky-ites.

Jackalope on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Regardless, Sebellius is a cold-eyed Nazi who would sign a mass death order if Dog Eater ordered her to do so.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Agreed. Oh, and here’s your seat back.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Jackalope on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

I went with the Merlot. Nice to see you!

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I have no experience with the issue of organ transplants. I do, however, have lots of experience with chronic illnesses.

Simply put – most in the medical establishment couldn’t be bothered (unless there is research or insurance money). Most in the insurance community couldn’t be bothered. And Uncle Sam (SSN, HHS), don’t even ask.

Were it not for a free market to seek physicians that were not satisfied with the establishment’s answer, we would have no hope.

The health care system is already broken and Obamacare is NOT the answer.

EdmundBurke247 on June 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

He’s not here.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I hope your organs are in good shape because they might become available soon.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I hope your organs are in good shape because they might become available soon.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

That’s why I drink (and eat) heavily.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Extremely tough decision. Compassion for a lil girl is hard work, dontcha know? Lol

tommy71 on June 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Not melted together yet?

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The regulations don’t appear to be the product of the Obama administration. The original regs were written in the 1980s and, IIRC, the rules for pulmonary transplants were last updated in 2005.

I did have another interesting thought about this tonight. When the Federal judge in NYC ruled on Plan B, he, specifically, stated that the age picked by the government was ‘arbitrary and capricious.’ Is there thatso much of a difference between a 10 and 12 year-old that ALL ten year-olds could NEVER successfully handle an adolescent or adult set of lungs? I don’t know. I’m not a doctor, but I’d be interested in the answer.

As I understand it, the regional transplant lists no longer give organs automatically to those at the top of the lists; rather, there are several criteria that are considered. One has to do with the severity of the illness. Another pertains to compatibility between donor and donee relative to size, age, gender, blood type, etc. Would it be a huge problem to add children to the adult lists? There is no guarantee that anyone, including the children, are going to receive organs. Since twice as many children on the lists die while waiting as do adults, however, would it really have that much of an effect on adolescents and adults if children were added?

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Just holding your spot for you…

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Why does should government be involved in rationing organs?

mikeyboss on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

This exception should NOT have been made.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I agree with you on that one. As heartbreaking a story as it is, it’s government intervention. And this is exactly what will happen with Obamacare. Get denied for a new knee because you’re in your 60s or 70s? Well too bad, unless of course you have connections with the IPAB or up the chain. The relationship with your lawyer or a judge will be more important than the one with your doctor (the one that you were supposed to keep if you liked him/her).

TxAnn56 on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Death Panel by media

faraway on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Well said as usual.

It’s sad for the girl. Maybe the rule could be changed but it should be by the Transplant committee.

Barred on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I beg to differ. The bribery process is how the “committee of the whole” doles out the favors to the favored.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Yes..We are fixing to really see how the “winners vs losers” really works..:(:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Just holding your spot for you…

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

That’s what the last guy said. He’s not saying much of anything anymore.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:10 PM

But the ruling immediately raises concerns about fairness — and the risk of more lawsuits, said Art Caplan, director of the division of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. While it’s admirable that Baylson chose to try to help Sarah and others, the decision threatens the integrity of the nation’s existing organ allocation process, he said.

Would this Art Caplan have felt the same if the judge had been a Clinton or Hussein appointee?

burrata on June 5, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Are we all organ donors?

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Congress should think very carefully about how they are using the power they have been entrusted with in pushing her to intervene.

No matter how this poor child ends up the we all have lost. Government run healthcare will be is now administrated by biased political hacks and judges.

HotAirian on June 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

That’s what the last guy said. He’s not saying much of anything anymore.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:10 PM

*looks over shoulder*

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I agree with you on that one. As heartbreaking a story as it is, it’s government intervention. And this is exactly what will happen with Obamacare. Get denied for a new knee because you’re in your 60s or 70s? Well too bad, unless of course you have connections with the IPAB or up the chain. The relationship with your lawyer or a judge will be more important than the one with your doctor (the one that you were supposed to keep if you liked him/her).

TxAnn56 on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Sigh..
I agree as well. Leaving my emotion out of it- It is the bigger picture that must be kept in mind.

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I beg to differ. The bribery process is how the “committee of the whole” doles out the favors to the favored.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Yes. It is what it is. But I don’t think they think it’s bribery. Not that I want to listen to the lecture and diagram their double-thinking rationalization of it.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

The health care system is already broken and Obamacare is NOT the answer.

EdmundBurke247 on June 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Boy, you ain’t a kiddin’. Obamacare’s just going to cement this kind of thing into place forever.

Cleombrotus on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Are we all organ donors?

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Only when you wake up in a bathtub full of ice.

RickB on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:11 PM

*Checks TX state ID*
Yup.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

And thank’s egg, for tabling it with me. As good as Ace, but better, since you don’t talk like a pirate.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM
TxAnn56 on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM
bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I agree as well.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Tomorrow’s my Monday-and wake-up’s @ 0300. ‘Night.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Only when you wake up in a bathtub full of ice.

RickB on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I hope you don’t work for Bishop.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Nite Barb!

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Yes. It is what it is. But I don’t think they think it’s bribery. Not that I want to listen to the lecture and diagram their double-thinking rationalization of it.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Suffice it to say that they don’t think bribery is illegal or unethical. After all, they’re the Übermensch.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM

All our body parts belong to the government, wait and see the waste.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM

It just breaks ones heart.:(

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Well said as usual.

It’s sad for the girl. Maybe the rule could be changed but it should be by the Transplant committee.

Barred on June 5, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Thx and agreed.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 11:16 PM

i agree totally with Ace.

this is where obama will end up…out of the hands of docs, and into the hands of ill-informed judges, media types and public employees. If you raise enough noise, you might just win the lottery.

and Ace is right about how the wooly headed think of the world. They feel that the movie ended up on a good note. Isn’t that sweet?

just like barry…oh, those meany doctors ripping out tonsils for Money.

People don’t understand medicine. Doctors agonize over these guidelines. THEY CARE….not the judge…he will be on another case bright and early tomorrow having patted himself on the back for ‘saving a girl’s life’

oh, and another thing…organs don’t grow on Unicorn Trees. They are scarce resources. Smart people try to optimize what we have

these decisions will Sub-Optimize what we have…

r keller on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Pirate, did someone say Pirate? Where be the rum, maties? ;-)

tommy71 on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

This is the first pebble dropped in the pool that is The Death Panels. The ripples will expand until an honest debate about how much power the federal and state governments have over who lives, who dies, and how well anyone is allowed to live.

The very young are not meant to live if they become seriously ill under Obamacare.

The elderly are not meant to live if they become seriously ill under Obamacare.

Further, they are meant to be allowed to do without necessary procedures and treatments that would allow them to remain independent and would allow for a greater quality of life, relegated instead to a life of crippling pain.For example, just one of a plethora, hip and knee replacements are costly… prescription pain killers are not.

Rahm Emanuel’s souless brother laid it all out in his book on ‘biomedical ethics’. Care should be reserved for those who are most productive, those who are 20-50 years of age. Period. Coincidentally, I’m sure, this is the voting age group of the majority of democrats, too.

Joe Biden looked straight into the television camera and said that after age 72 most expensive health care should be denied.

Obama said that an elderly woman who had a coronary arhythmia should be sent home and given pain medication. Under his vision, the woman would have died. The effective treatment for such a condition is a pacemaker implant. However, all Obama had to hear was ‘elderly’ and ‘coronary condition’ and he immediately suggested she be sent home to die, drugged into a stupor. ( The lady, who was 100 year old, vibrant and clear minded, did recieve the pacemaker and went on to spend another five years with her family and grandchildren.)

Ironically, it was Alan Grayson who unintentionally best summed up the DEMOCRAT plan for the care of the very young and the elderly when he smeared the GOP for disagreeing with Obamacare policy… saying the plan was that the individual should ‘Die fast’.

thatsafactjack on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

And thank’s egg, for tabling it with me. As good as Ace, but better, since you don’t talk like a pirate.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Not a problem. I do occassionally hunt hobos, though.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

even el rushbo…..from the bosom of his trophy wife….managed to utter a few postive words about Sarah today.

Then he kept pushing tea and talkin about his vacay.

Rush is so 2004.

renalin on June 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Excellent point..Agree..

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Wish we could ban CF. What a dreadful disease :(

mike_NC9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

thatsafactjack on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Well said, and good evening Moon Goddess.

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I was gonna go to bed…but our weather is starting to get ‘interesting’. Yea!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

renalin on June 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

But you listened?

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Under BarkyCare we will become like China, being denied care and then having our organs stripped to save self-appointed “elites” so they can continue lording it over the nation.

I know I know, crazy talk. I’ve found myself indulging in such thoughts more often these days, not that the IRS, Benghazi, or DOJ debacles have anything to do with it.

Bishop on June 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

My first instinct is to climb past this point. Meaning, move the medical science forward. And the effect of totalitarian control is always to nuke that, completely — we stay here and limp along, and only people who know people can access the best we can do, and everyone else languishes and get’s ground under as all the gears gunk-up and slow down.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

r keller on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Agreed, but to be clear about the injunctive relief granted in the ruling: The Judge just ordered that her name be put on the adult list until 14 June.

She is not guaranteed a transplant and he could order her name stricken after the hearing on the 14th.

Most problematically at this time is the scarcity of lungs that become available, especially those that could fit in such a small person, the medical compatibility, and the fact that the child has 3-5 weeks to live.

Resist We Much on June 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

r keller on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

+ 100..

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I was gonna go to bed…but our weather is starting to get ‘interesting’. Yea!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I take it you mean “interesting” in the Chinese sense. Stay safe.

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Why do we need a meddling gov’t servant Either from the administration or from the judiciary?

paulsur on June 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

*gets

. . . damn spell checker.

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Planned Parenthood: “If only this little girl had been aborted when she was a fetus, this imbroglio would be a non-issue. We need more federal spending for research to help identify fetuses at risk, like her, so that government resources could be better employed and the taxpayer money we get for assisting mothers in control of their own bodies could be better spent.”

TXUS on June 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM

thatsafactjack on June 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Excellent post!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Hypocrisy reigns, doesn’t it?

tommy71 on June 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Tropical storm Andrea is on her way.
Hopefully she will make some sweet waves for the B.

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Steve Eggleston on June 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Lubbock’s in a drought. We need as much rain as we can get.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

bazil9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Hang Ten…or ..whatever :-)

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Rush is so 2004.
renalin on June 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM

and yet you listen ?

burrata on June 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

mike_NC9 on June 5, 2013 at 11:20 PM

My oldest was in the hospital when he was in 1st grade and his roommate had it. To this day I remember that child’s name (32 years later). It is a horrible horrible disease and it doesn’t just effect the lungs. Hugh Hewitt use to have a guest host name Dean Barnett out of Boston that had it. Apparently something with saline has helped extend their lives but if they get a cold or something we consider minor……. I still miss Dean.

Cindy Munford on June 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Hang Ten…or ..whatever :-)

KCB on June 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

*pssst* twelve, but she doesn’t like to talk about it

Axe on June 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM

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