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A Fatal Incuriosity (MAUREEN DOWD BLAMES NURSING HOME/HOSPITAL DEATHS ON BUSH)
The New York Times ^ | 9/14/05 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 09/15/2005 12:32:35 PM PDT by paulat

September 14, 2005 A Fatal Incuriosity By MAUREEN DOWD

I hate spending time in hospitals and nursing homes. I find them to be some of the most depressing places on earth.

Maybe that's why the stories of the sick and elderly who died, 45 in a New Orleans hospital and 34 in St. Rita's nursing home in the devastated St. Bernard Parish outside New Orleans, haunt me so.

You're already vulnerable and alone when suddenly you're beset by nature and betrayed by your government.

[SNIP]

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1 posted on 09/15/2005 12:32:40 PM PDT by paulat
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To: paulat

What a lying hag.


2 posted on 09/15/2005 12:33:35 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: paulat

I wonder if she blames Bush for her stupidity


3 posted on 09/15/2005 12:34:56 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: paulat

4 posted on 09/15/2005 12:35:53 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
You know the rules...


5 posted on 09/15/2005 12:36:22 PM PDT by akorahil (consider this space filled with yet another witty and irreverent tag line instead of this...)
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To: paulat
Well, I'm sure that if Mayor Nagin had called president Bush and asked, Bush would have been happy to fly down to NO and drive one of those buses that the Mayor left sitting in 2 feet of water instead of using them to evacuate the poor. He could have swung by the nursing home as well.
6 posted on 09/15/2005 12:36:48 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

WHAT A


7 posted on 09/15/2005 12:36:49 PM PDT by stickandpucknut
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To: paulat
I hate spending time in hospitals and nursing homes.

Better pray that any children or relatives you may have don't feel the same way when YOU are confined to one, former Michael Douglas sperm dumpster....

8 posted on 09/15/2005 12:37:25 PM PDT by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Rodney King
...and the loving couple is now with child.

Poor, Poor Mo! She'll never be happy.

9 posted on 09/15/2005 12:37:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: paulat

Well you know the one flew over the coocoos next Nurse Ratchet was framed after G W Bush during his corporate days.


10 posted on 09/15/2005 12:39:14 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Rodney King

Brains *and* beauty
11 posted on 09/15/2005 12:41:10 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: paulat

a Carter staffer . . lol . .


12 posted on 09/15/2005 12:41:28 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can you make an exception to the rule on cussing...just for this thread?


13 posted on 09/15/2005 12:41:34 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Never Forget)
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To: paulat

What a vile, disgusting, hate-filled piece of excrement. After reading the Molly Ivins post, I don't know which of these two harpies is worse. I wonder which one will self-immolate first.


14 posted on 09/15/2005 12:41:34 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: paulat
You're already vulnerable and alone when suddenly you're beset by nature and betrayed by your government.

Yeah, it's always the Government's fault first and foremost, especially under a Republican president.

15 posted on 09/15/2005 12:42:50 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: paulat
Is this the same nursing home where the parish emergency guy blamed Bush for not saving a co-workers mother for 4 days when in fact she died 4 days earlier and the co-worker, a deputy, did not go rescue his own mother, but told her she was on her own?

That nursing home?

16 posted on 09/15/2005 12:42:51 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Blogger

I can't believe my eyes!!!!! Doesn't poor dumb Maureen know we know the truth of what happened in New Orleans? She is so full if it that if I ever saw her I'd have to slap some of it out of her!


17 posted on 09/15/2005 12:43:04 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: paulat

MoDo's idiocy knows no bounds.

She goes out of her way to prove it in spades in this moronic hitpiece.


18 posted on 09/15/2005 12:43:51 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: paulat

"How many places will be in shambles by the time the Bush crew leaves office?"

..if we have our wish, the NY Times building, for one...


19 posted on 09/15/2005 12:44:58 PM PDT by Keith (now more than ever...it's about the judges)
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To: paulat

 

 

20 posted on 09/15/2005 12:46:03 PM PDT by Fintan (If this tagline lasts longer than 4 hours, please consult a physician.)
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To: All

Notice: I don't see the usual NYT blog comment link on this column.

What I mean is that there's usually a link for readers to post comments. Maybe I'm missing it.


21 posted on 09/15/2005 12:47:11 PM PDT by paulat
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To: mystery-ak
Can you make an exception to the rule on cussing...just for this thread?

I second the motion. 'Course I don't normally cuss, but it would be great to know it's possible.

22 posted on 09/15/2005 12:47:18 PM PDT by madison10
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To: akorahil

i don't understand this rule, enlighten me.


23 posted on 09/15/2005 12:47:21 PM PDT by pnome
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To: paulat

I am holding George Bush fully accountible for the bird that dropped a turd on my windshield this morning


24 posted on 09/15/2005 12:47:36 PM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: paulat

well of course she would...Maureen is a media whore...


25 posted on 09/15/2005 12:50:38 PM PDT by auto power
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To: paulat

What a Completely Unoriginal Negative Thinker.


26 posted on 09/15/2005 12:50:52 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: andy58-in-nh

** snort **


27 posted on 09/15/2005 12:52:46 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: TexasCajun

The reason the people are being charged with the crimes for leaving the elderly people is because they were offered busses to evacuate the people in need. They were given the chance to evacuate and the owners determined that it would be too hard to do it and just left the people.

They should be hung for what they did, and this hag ought to be shot for her lying comments. But that will never happen, they will get a slap on the wrist, and she will continue to be a witch.


28 posted on 09/15/2005 12:53:20 PM PDT by TrailofTears (."We mock loyalty and are shocked at finding traitors in our midst." CS Lewis)
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To: paulat
Mo Do is in definite need of help for she is absolutely obsessed with her Bush hatred.
29 posted on 09/15/2005 12:53:53 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: TexasCajun

That would be one and the same.


30 posted on 09/15/2005 12:59:01 PM PDT by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: paulat

31 posted on 09/15/2005 12:59:13 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: pnome

For a while MoDo dated Michale Douglas. It is believed by FReepers that she went totally kookoo after he started dating Catherine Zeta Jones. So, in the hopes of driving her further off the edge, FReepers post a picture of Catherine whenever dodo MoDo is mentioned.


32 posted on 09/15/2005 1:00:02 PM PDT by Enterprise (When Rats govern they screw up and people die. Then, the Rats want to punch the President.)
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To: paulat

What a drunken piece of hate-filled filth!


33 posted on 09/15/2005 1:00:10 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: TexasCajun

"Is this the same nursing home where the parish emergency guy blamed Bush for not saving a co-workers mother for 4 days when in fact she died 4 days earlier and the co-worker, a deputy, did not go rescue his own mother, but told her she was on her own?"

Yes, the same nursing home.

"Momma, they're comin' to get you on Tuesday...Momma, they're comin' to get you Wednesday...Momma, they're comin' to get you on Thursday", etc.

Russert and Broussard are getting a pass on this and it's sickening! Has anyone (Hannity, Drudge, Rush) picked up on the lie?


34 posted on 09/15/2005 1:01:12 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Enterprise; pnome

What Enterprise said.


35 posted on 09/15/2005 1:02:38 PM PDT by akorahil (consider this space filled with yet another witty and irreverent tag line instead of this...)
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To: paulat
"I hate spending time in hospitals and nursing homes. I find them to be some of the most depressing places on earth."

Gee, Miss Compassionate Liberal. How do you think the sick people INSIDE feel?


Note it's always about "I" "I"" I"... with these people.
36 posted on 09/15/2005 1:03:34 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: TrailofTears

If they had loaded all those non-ambulatory and infirm patients onto buses and left and one or more died or become more ill only to discover that the nursing home was not destroyed, there would be ten times as many personal-liability lwayers wanting to prosecute them in civil court than this newshound of a prosecutor who doesn't want to be caught dead with his bosses when the mess is finally cleaned up.

These nursing home owners were screwed because they owned the nursing home; which fact left them without the faceless bureaucrat behind the scene to blame when the shit hits the fan.


37 posted on 09/15/2005 1:07:07 PM PDT by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: Polyxene

Well since Mo appears to be the Wicked Witch of the East and Molly looks like the Wicked Witch of the West (or Southwest), a house will probably fall on Mo (The Slimes building), and Red Molly will probably ignite from self-combustion. After somebody throws water on her, she'll melt away. With that much rage, hatred, and bile stored inside those two, something bad has to happen eventually.


38 posted on 09/15/2005 1:07:17 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

She forgets to add that it is the Emma Peel FOURTY years after her prime.

Al Bundy: My God. She was high kicking, too Arrrghhh!!!


39 posted on 09/15/2005 1:07:18 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: driftless

"... a house will probably fall on Mo"

For G-0d's Sake, somebody drop a house on that woman"


40 posted on 09/15/2005 1:09:32 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: paulat

I blame Maureen Dowd for lowering the average IQ of the entire nation.


41 posted on 09/15/2005 1:12:00 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("...moral principle, the sine qua non of an orderly society." --Judge Edith H. Jones)
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To: RedMonqey
Here is the only link between the Nursing Home Deaths and Bush in the article:

As Louisiana's death toll spiked to 423 yesterday, the state charged St. Rita's owners with multiple counts of negligent homicide, accusing them of not responding to warnings about the hurricane. "In effect," State Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. said, "I think that their inactions resulted in the death of these people."

President Bush continued to try to spin his own inaction yesterday...

This is a pretty cheap college-freshman way of linking two independent ideas.....stapling them together by the repeated use of a single word.

42 posted on 09/15/2005 1:17:29 PM PDT by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass.)
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To: lOKKI

Goebbels and Hitler would be sooooo proud.


43 posted on 09/15/2005 1:19:26 PM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: paulat

The only thing I agree with her on is, nursing homes are incredibly depressing; a land of living death.

The rest is typical. *Flushes*


44 posted on 09/15/2005 1:23:19 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: paulat
Notice: I don't see the usual NYT blog comment link on this column. What I mean is that there's usually a link for readers to post comments. Maybe I'm missing it.

E-mail: liberties@nytimes.com

Give her a holler.

45 posted on 09/15/2005 1:26:23 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

I saw the email address...there used to be a posting link, too.


46 posted on 09/15/2005 1:31:03 PM PDT by paulat
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To: sydbas
Though the NYT is a liberal rag which tolerates the likes of Krugman, even they must be concerned with the continued deterioration of MoDo's mental state. Someone commented here last week that management has recently moved her column from the Sunday edition to the less read Saturday paper - which means that someone on the top floor is concerned enough to give her a hint that all is not well with her writing.
To read a Noonan or Steyn column is to be immediately struck by the intelligence, thought, wit and insight that go into their writing, as compared to the gin soaked ramblings that MoDo churns out and hands in each week.
Steyn refers to her as, "the New York Times elderly schoolgirl". The description is too kind but apt.
47 posted on 09/15/2005 1:33:06 PM PDT by finnigan2
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To: paulat

She actually gets paid for this dribble? She needs to have someone put this load into an audio book and play it back to her.


48 posted on 09/15/2005 1:33:59 PM PDT by auboy
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To: paulat
Image hosted by Photobucket.com I hate spending time in hospitals and nursing homes. I find them to be some of the most depressing places on earth because i know i'll spend the last years of my ALONE in one of them.

Maybe that's why the stories of the sick and elderly who died, 45 in a New Orleans hospital and 34 in St. Rita's nursing home in the devastated St. Bernard Parish outside New Orleans, haunt me so. You're already vulnerable and alone when suddenly you're beset by nature and betrayed by your own wretched personality that's doomed you to a life of childless lonely emptiness!!!

BBBWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!

49 posted on 09/15/2005 1:38:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: akorahil

Mmmmm. The reason I always check out MoDowd posts. It's certainly not to read anything that bitter idiot writes.


50 posted on 09/15/2005 1:43:57 PM PDT by techcor (DUmmy screed: "To insanity, and beyond!")
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