Thursday, July 15, 2010

You never can find a decent death panel when you need one

Dick Cheney is getting yet another expensive heart surgery done on our dime, he's got the good kind of socialized government health insurance, and he's sixty freakin' nine. At what point do we finally cut our losses on him and deny him coverage?

Wait, I know. Never, because he's rich, white, and in charge.

Those babies with AIDS and ghetto kids who require fancy drugs and operations not approved or covered by Medicaid can suck it, Uncle Dick's gotta get his black heart fixed.

The easy joke here would have been to say, "Dick Cheney has a heart? Go figure." But as regular readers know, I'm not easy. Stop laughing. I'm not.

6 comments:

XUP said...

They don't call him dick for nuthin'

DrGoat said...

That a black-hearted lump of primordial ooze like him rose to power, did all the things he did, and was never even close to answering for any of it tells you alot.

Professor Chaos said...

The good news is the surgery should prolong his suffering for a few more years.

gmb said...

And, Professor Chaos, I've read/heard that this is it. Two years, max. Probably not a candidate for a heart (but you know they'd kill a Gitmo hostage for him if he could benefit from one).

Margaret Benbow said...

How long, O Lord? Truly Cheney has always seemed like one of the undead...

Nan said...

Much as I hate to see Darth Cheney's stay on this planet prolonged, I do think it's cool that LVADs are being seen as a permanent (or as permanent as anything can be when a person has heart failure) therapy and not a transitional one. Transplants have always seemed really creepy to me because the potential recipient gets to sit around hoping that someone else will die soon.