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Posts by Ethrane

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  • Exclusive — Rand Paul At 38,000 Feet: GOP Needs Conservative, Not A Moderate As 2016 Nominee

    01/30/2015 7:13:12 PM PST · 13 of 21
    Ethrane to 2ndDivisionVet

    Not sure what you mean about Cruz not being Jewish...whatever.

  • 724 Hospitals Have Lost Medicare Funding For Avoidable Complications

    01/30/2015 6:59:10 PM PST · 55 of 58
    Ethrane to Vermont Lt

    You can respectfully disagree, I got no argument there.

    But the Government is NOT instituting these ‘quality control’ measures based on any science at all. Nothing they have demanded to ‘meet standards; is means tested or validated. It is purely economical.

    Go research the most recent recommended ‘standards’ re: blood glucose control in peri-op CABG patients, published less than a few months ago...which they promptly and recently threw out as they realized that more patients were being harmed by hospitals trying to comply with their ‘standards’ so the standard was ditched in short order...before any stats were evident or published.

    How can you trust an entity that has a HUGE financial interest in the process setting the standards that will determine the payment for that service? Seriously?

  • Exclusive — Rand Paul At 38,000 Feet: GOP Needs Conservative, Not A Moderate As 2016 Nominee

    01/30/2015 6:47:27 PM PST · 11 of 21
    Ethrane to onyx

    Personally, I prefer Paul over Cruz...but I’d take either over Jeb or Huckabee or Santorum.

    We conservatives/Constitutionalists/Libertarians need to play our cards right here and shoot ourselves in the foot while allowing another Neo-Con to ascend to the nomination.

    Be well.

  • SHOULD WOMEN BE NAVY SEALS?

    01/30/2015 6:42:36 PM PST · 43 of 82
    Ethrane to NKP_Vet

    Women have not been able to make it through Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course training...and, nothing against Marine IOC graduates (my son-in-law is one), but Navy Seal training is at least as tough...so...

    No.

  • 724 Hospitals Have Lost Medicare Funding For Avoidable Complications

    01/24/2015 6:58:10 PM PST · 50 of 58
    Ethrane to Vermont Lt

    Quality statistics are what they are...a measure of whatever you’re looking at, regardless of whether what you’re looking at has any relevance to patient care or outcomes.

    If you think that what the government says we have to ‘measure’ has a basis in medical science, think again. The government picks and chooses things based on whether they think hospitals can be held accountable for shortfalls to cut payments...like infections..which they say are ‘100% preventable’ which is nonsense.

    I am amazed that there are people supposedly on the same side of the fence politically as me, who say that they trust the same government to be looking out for their best interests in health care while they rail about government lying about countless other issues and look at a multitude of evidence where the government acts in a manner of self-preservation. This health care stuff is just an act, designed to limit government costs...NONE of it improves patient care.

  • Great news: Even beyond Iowa, early GOP primary calendar favors Huckabee

    01/06/2015 6:46:26 PM PST · 4 of 22
    Ethrane to VRWC For Truth

    I hate socialist types all around...Christian socialists also.

    No to Huck...stick to the TV schtick.

  • LIVE THREAD- Fergadishu Burning...

    11/24/2014 8:18:41 PM PST · 232 of 964
    Ethrane to UCANSEE2

    they are calling for cops to a Sonic in Chesterfield ? Long way from Ferguson...sheesh...

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/24/2014 6:23:50 PM PST · 80 of 81
    Ethrane to EDINVA

    Not necessarily true, especially for brain-dead donors as opposed to cardiac-death donors. A young healthy brain-dead individual with good cardiac function maintained on a ventilator can preserve the body’s organs for days.

    Obviously sooner is better, but I am not aware of any defined timeline in a case such as the one presented.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/24/2014 6:09:16 PM PST · 78 of 81
    Ethrane to a fool in paradise

    Maybe in Britain, but I have not seen that here. I’ve only done anesthesia for a few organ harvests thankfully, but I can assure you where I practice an ‘anesthetic’ is given, not just muscle-relaxants (paralytics) and agents to control hemodynamics. I would wager this would be the case at most all US hospitals.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 7:40:17 PM PST · 69 of 81
    Ethrane to a fool in paradise

    And you know this how?

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/05/2014 6:58:01 PM PST · 211 of 211
    Ethrane to PieterCasparzen

    Probably so..lol

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/05/2014 6:14:24 PM PST · 209 of 211
    Ethrane to PieterCasparzen

    It’s not just the nicotine, or the chronic conditions caused by long-term smoking such as peripheral vascular disease..it’s much more complex than that. I’m not going to sit here and conduct a CME re: the effects of cigarettes on wound healing, there are multiple articles in the literature that discuss that such as this:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1422653/

    And, my point was not to chastise smokers or state that I was in favor of restricting elective surgical procedures in smokers...just stating WHY some Doctors and yes, hospitals, might be forced or coerced into following what the the government mandates due to financial pressures they are starting to impose.

    If someone is informed of the increased risk of infection if they continue to smoke peri-operatively and they choose to do so, they or their insurer should bear the financial risk associated with this behavior...not the Doctors and hospitals that are providing care.

    Of course, this isn’t the way the heavy-handed government wants it to work, as they are becoming the ‘insurer’ for the majority of patients in this country and they don’t want to assume that cost...so, they throw the blame and financial risk on the providers and facilities then stand back out of the fray.

    I’m just saying to all that stand by, you’re gonna see a lot more of this coming down the pike.

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/05/2014 5:51:32 PM PST · 208 of 211
    Ethrane to Don W

    Yeah...because when the government tells me that I won’t get paid for any care afforded to someone that develops a post-op infection, despite my following ALL usual precautionary measures, I’m complicit in demonizing smokers?

    Ain’t buying it. Doctor’s favor detailing to you your risk of surgery, based on medical history (like diabetes and obesity), social history (like smoking), and then letting YOU, the PATIENT make the decision.

    First come the smokers for government beat down, next will be the obese. Watch.

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/01/2014 8:16:34 PM PDT · 183 of 211
    Ethrane to Nifster

    Nicotine level isn’t what matters.

    Cigarette smoking leads to small vessel arterial disease (chronic) and arterial vasoconstriction (acute) which leads to decreased blood flow and therefore decreased oxygen delivery to surgical sites that are attempting to heal.

    To my knowledge there is not a ‘marker’ like nicotine level that determines a patients risk level for infection post-surgery....just studies that looked at patients that DID develop a post-op infection and common factors.

    Once agan, look at the root causes for actions like this (canceling surgery) and stop reacting to the news. Find the culprit...sometimes there isn’t one, but here there is.

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    11/01/2014 6:57:51 PM PDT · 180 of 211
    Ethrane to Don W

    Sorry Don, this post is not necessarily directed to you, you’re just the last post in the thread LOL.

    I’ve posted this once before, and got no responses...guess everyone would just rather harp at the doctors?

    Does being a smoker increase your risk of infection? Yup...but that’s been the case forever..so why the change now...why are Doctors and hospitals more militant about smoking status before elective surgery?

    IT’S THE GOVERNMENT folks...save your vitriol for the responsible party.

    The GOVERNMENT, which provides payment for probably 50% of cases has determined that EVERY post-op infection is ‘avoidable’ (nonsense), and has stated that going forward, they will pay for NOTHING to ANYONE (doctor, hospital) for a patient that has a post-op infection...and treating post-op infections can be very costly. What’s a surgeon or hospital to do?

    This time it’s smoking, but be prepared...for elective surgeries next it’s going to be controlled blood sugar levels for diabetics and then obesity after that...just watch.

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    11/01/2014 6:39:49 PM PDT · 45 of 45
    Ethrane to Girlene

    Ummm...I’ve been trumpeting that from the rooftops since this whole thing began. That is PART of the reason that quarantining returning medical personnel from the US is troubling....as the gov’t is doing NOTHING to stem the tide of potentially infected people coming here..people that if they have been exposed have every reason to lie to get in here and access care.

    You want to quarantine everyone coming back, including health care workers who volunteered to help? I can live with that as a US health care worker IF the government quarantined EVERYONE coming here from endemic areas, not just returning health care workers who unless they had a death wish at least followed precautions to avoid infection to begin with.

    Simple fact of the matter is that not every health care provider here in the US is an ‘employee’ of some entity that will pay them to sit at home for 21 days after taking care of an Ebola patient..just want everyone to consider that.

  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    10/31/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT · 121 of 211
    Ethrane to lee martell

    So, what did you all think was going to happen after the government said ‘we’re not paying for any care associated with a post-op infection’ and continued smoking puts someone at an increased risk for infection?

    Did everyone think this wasn’t going to be an issue?

    Government control over health care is going to impact everyone at some point or another.

    Either fight it, or be subject to it.

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    10/31/2014 7:24:57 PM PDT · 43 of 45
    Ethrane to Girlene
    Why not?

    Ummm...because a lot of us work for ourselves, and if we can't take care of other patients and are placed in quarantine would lose income while we are 'left alone, on vacation'?

    I know a a lot of people think that we are privileged to take care of y'all, but if no one is going to guarantee my livelihood to take care of my family, don't be surprised if I defer from providing care for you.

    I'll provide care, follow protocol, and risk my life to provide you care..but if your stipulation is that after doing that I lose my livelihood for 3 weeks, well maybe I'll reconsider...and there are a lot of health care providers that feel similarly.

    just sayin'

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    10/29/2014 8:53:37 PM PDT · 37 of 45
    Ethrane to Girlene

    Umm, as a Doctor, do you think that I don’t follow stuff like that?

    there have been over 13000 cases of Ebola according to the WHO...these people have been afforded care, round the clock for the duration of their sickness, at least for those that went to a health care facility ...I’m not sure how to quantify the number of potential exposures experienced by health care workers caring for these patients...I am sure it is quite large, on the order of hundreds of thousands. While not insignificant, with a kill rate of 70%, with 200 deaths you are talking about 285 health care workers getting infected.

    I understand the risk...I am asking, are we going to quarantine AMERICAN health care workers taking care of AMERICAN Ebola patients here in AMERICA.

    Because the answer to that is important.

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    10/29/2014 8:29:08 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    Ethrane to jwalsh07

    Ummm...before pulling the military card, be aware that I am a military trained physician with 22 yrs ACDU time before I retired. I understand your sentiment for the military, I share it. Personally, I think it’s stupid to even send them there, and even if they do, I trust the military to account for everyone’s whereabouts and only quarantine those that need it...but so be it. Plus, military members are federal employees and will get paid while in isolation...others are not. Small point, but it has some merit.

    You are answering the question as someone that doesn’t understand the differences between third world Ebola care and what they would likely receive here in the US.

    Many Ebola patients in Africa are taken care of in open air tents, not enclosed facilities, and if you do not know how this affects transmission you should read up on it. Most if not all African Ebola patients are not afforded the most invasive procedures (and most dangerous) at near end of life..these procedures actually have the capacity to increase the capacity for American health care workers to become infected. The bioethics questions of what care should be afforded based on likely benefit vs. increased risk to American health care workers are just starting to be asked. Sure, the virus may mutate and this may all be moot, but I’m here to tell you now that if modern American health care medicine is applied to Ebola patients, the risk of infection will be higher for American health care workers than it is for the providers in Africa.

    As for ‘isolation gear’, I’m also here to tell you that there ain’t enough isolation gear to go around, true BSL-4 gear is hard to come by. Most hospitals are scrambling to get gear for an initial outfit, and if we get a sizable number of Ebola patients here, it’s going to be even harder to come by. And it ain’t just having the gear either...there are very few people in the health care field in the US that have actually been trained to don and then remove this gear safely...lord knows, I’ve received no training in it though I was trained in MOPP gear in the military in the 80’s.

    And, finally, while the Dr. from Harlem riding the subway was unwise and foolish, the fact that the relatives of Mr. Duncan who resided with him in the Dallas apartment never got Ebola (that I know of) makes me think that the subway risk was minimal though not zero. I’m not defending him, just saying.

    You can keep on imagining that Ebola would just be a blip on the wall for the american health care system, that everyone’s just going to show up for work like normal...I was just asking the question if we are similarly going to quarantine those health care workers that care for Ebola patients HERE also.

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    10/29/2014 7:38:38 PM PDT · 31 of 45
    Ethrane to firebrand

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case.

    The only answer is a nationwide ban on anyone traveling into the US from the endemic areas, with the exception of returning AMERICAN health care personnel who would then be subject to a quarantine. This would limit the inflow of infected people, and hopefully largely avoid the question altogether that I posed, of what to do with health care workers HERE that take care of Ebola patients.

    Of course, that would take some common sense, and as we know, it ain’t to common.

  • State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine (Ebola Nurse Says No)

    10/29/2014 6:53:35 PM PDT · 28 of 45
    Ethrane to Dallas59

    I understand the sentiment on here and most places re: the quarantines for the health care workers returning from overseas after taking care of Ebola patients...but some things come to my mind that I believe everyone needs to consider. And, before I go further, I’m going to disclose to everyone that I am a Doctor. Anesthesiologist for those that are wondering.

    First, it’s ludicrous to mandate quarantine of people returning from over there after taking care of Ebola patients in light of the fact that there is no similar FEDERAL order to quarantine EVERYONE coming to the US from endemic areas of Africa. I would hope that any health care provider, unless they possessed a death wish, employed/used the recommended care precautions and gear to avoid getting infected; they are trained in the symptomatology of Ebola and would monitor their health status quite carefully upon return. It is quite evident to me after watching how Ebola acts over the past months that it is not contagious unless you are ill (not arguing the screening by temperature, that is ridiculous). We can have that discussion in a separate thread.

    Second, if you’re going to quarantine health care providers coming back from endemic areas who used proper precautions etc., what the hell are you going to do with the health care providers that take care of Ebola patients HERE? Quarantine us all also? Can I not see any other patients for 3 weeks after caring for an Ebola patient that happens to show up at my facility? How many health care providers (Doctors, RN’s and other ancillary hospital personnel) do you think exist in the US? Who is going to pay them all for the time they spend not working in quarantine, and who is going to be left to care for the other patients in the hospital (if you can get any providers to show up for work, knowing that if they show up and take care of an Ebola patient their lives will come to a halt both economically and socially for the next 21+ days)?

    Just a thought...but some times you need to be careful what you ask for.

    Of course, the proper question is why is the administration NOT restricting the in flow of potential Ebola patients in the first place.

  • Harry Reid to Maddow: If Cruz is 2016 GOP Nominee, It Will Be ‘End of the Republican Party

    10/30/2013 8:19:24 PM PDT · 46 of 88
    Ethrane to jonrick46

    They said the same crap about Reagan...I’m old enough to remember.

    Cruz or Paul, I don’t care....someone that can talk plainly about Conservative values, and hopefully with a libertarian lean, will dominate any election.

    And if they don’t, the country is doomed anyway.

  • The States With The Heaviest Student Loan Debts And Highest Delinquency Rates [Maps]

    04/14/2013 10:26:11 AM PDT · 21 of 34
    Ethrane to SeekAndFind

    Would be more interesting to see a loan delinquency rate based on degree program.

    I see a lot of kids who are borrowing extraordinary amounts to obtain a undergraduate degree in things like psychology or drama or poetry, without any decent hope of earning money in that field commensurate with the loan payback demands.

    If the government was serious about getting loan money back, they’s adjust interest rates so that the most likely to default would pay higher rates.

  • Do you support NRA's proposal for putting armed police officers in schools? (poll to freep)

    12/21/2012 7:24:40 PM PST · 12 of 51
    Ethrane to Secret Agent Man

    We do it here at secondary schools already:

    http://www.jeffcitymo.org/police/schoolresource.html

  • Health Care Costs

    11/08/2012 5:47:20 PM PST · 14 of 21
    Ethrane to jda

    FIVE PERCENT? Be thankful!

    I am a Doctor AND small business owner and even after shopping our group around AGAIN for like the third time in 5 yrs, the best deal we got offered was a 13% increase over last years rates.

    Rates aren’t going down...AND, my reimbursements aren’t going up either!

  • BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri Poll

    08/23/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT · 231 of 428
    Ethrane to Choose Ye This Day
    Is there still time to get someone else on the ballot?

    Frank Lautenberg says 'Hi!'!

    Akin can be replaced, but it would probably have to be by someone with instant name recognition to Missourians...dare I say pull Ashcroft or god forbid Bond out of retirement.

  • Fort Hood massacre suspect can be forcibly shaved, judge says

    08/23/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · 27 of 46
    Ethrane to george76

    I don’t get the BFD about all this....as far as I know, the man is still an active duty member of the US Army, and beards are NOT allowed. Period.

    If the judge allows the active duty service member to appear in his court NOT in accordance with the military standards that would be allowing Hasan to give the big middle finger to the Army. Muslims in the Army do NOT have a separate dress/appearance code.

    End of story.

  • How Obamacare's $716 Billion in Cuts Will Drive Doctors Out of Medicare

    08/20/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT · 34 of 67
    Ethrane to NCjim

    ping for later reading...

  • Obama Says: Doctor, You Did Not Graduate From Medical School

    08/18/2012 8:55:58 AM PDT · 34 of 59
    Ethrane to Mom MD

    Me too. I’m mid 50’s, and have saved enough to retire...just like all the state workers here in MO. I’m getting fed up!

    My daughter is starting her 2nd yr of Med School this week...I tried to talk her into another field, but she would have none of that.

  • Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

    07/08/2012 7:01:14 PM PDT · 46 of 56
    Ethrane to napscoordinator

    Not here in MO..not by a long shot. google ‘80 and out’...

  • Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

    07/08/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT · 43 of 56
    Ethrane to napscoordinator

    I am sure he was being facetious referencing $3/hr.

    But public employees are only truly worth what the market SHOULD bear, not a penny more...if that is not the case then the public’s money is being misspent.

    How many states are having difficulties finding people to take the public sector jobs? Any? How many private sector workers get the option to retire mid-50’s with full benefits and health care? WHO pays for the public sector worker’s retirement anyway?

    If not, then they are not underpaid

  • Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

    07/08/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT · 42 of 56
    Ethrane to napscoordinator

    I am sure he was being facetious referencing $3/hr.

    But public employees are only truly worth what the market SHOULD bear, not a penny more...if that is not the case then the public’s money is being misspent.

    How many states are having difficulties finding people to take the public sector jobs? Any? How many private sector workers get the option to retire mid-50’s with full benefits and health care? WHO pays for the public sector worker’s retirement anyway?

    If not, then they are not underpaid

  • Henninger: ObamaCare's Lost Tribe: Doctors

    07/08/2012 6:14:17 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    Ethrane to george76

    I’m just waiting for Obammy to guarantee my health care now, at my age, so I can quit medicine and retire. Originally I figured I’d have to wait until age 65...but now mid 50’s sounds fine!

  • Scranton's Public Workers Now Paid Minimum Wage

    07/08/2012 4:05:18 PM PDT · 28 of 56
    Ethrane to peggybac

    Here in the capitol of MO, we always hear the lament as to how our state workers are ‘underpaid’ and deserve a raise since they haven’t had one recently...umm, neither have many others either, but that’s beside the point.

    I’ve always said that we’ll know when state workers are ‘underpaid’ when we have trouble finding people to take the state jobs...but right now, the state is at 100% employment.

    Personally, I’d cut the entire state’s work force’s pay by 10% per year until I had a 5%-10% job turnover rate per year or a 2-5% state job opening rate...then, I’d know that state workers were ‘underpaid’.

  • Gingrich speech spectacular. Santorum, Romney so so at Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Rally

    03/31/2012 6:21:57 PM PDT · 40 of 57
    Ethrane to mitchell001

    Ping for later..thanks!

  • Justices meet Friday to vote on health care case

    03/29/2012 6:49:03 PM PDT · 71 of 104
    Ethrane to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    If only that were to be the case...major sigh.

    This case should be a DROP KICK easy decision as it relates to the US CONSTITUTION...

    It is NOT constitutional, and neither is another half of fed legislation over the past century.

    Would love to see someone say so!

  • Justices meet Friday to vote on health care case

    03/29/2012 6:48:50 PM PDT · 70 of 104
    Ethrane to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    If only that were to be the case...major sigh.

    This case should be a DROP KICK easy decision as it relates to the US CONSTITUTION...

    It is NOT constitutional, and neither is another half of fed legislation over the past century.

    Would love to see someone say so!

  • How Paul Clement Won the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Obamacare

    03/27/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT · 12 of 173
    Ethrane to Breto

    The lawyer that argued against the government yesterday was similarly excellent...Greg Katsos. I enjoyed listening to him make his argument.

  • How Paul Clement Won the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Obamacare

    03/27/2012 4:51:08 PM PDT · 11 of 173
    Ethrane to Breto

    The lawyer that argued against the government yesterday was similarly excellent...Greg Katsos. I enjoyed listening to him make his argument.

  • Corsets, skimpy clothes have controversy brewing at NC coffee shop

    03/27/2012 4:34:45 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Ethrane to MinorityRepublican

    Ouch...

    “Dude look like a lady!”

  • Pelosi: Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever'

    03/22/2012 7:55:22 PM PDT · 43 of 46
    Ethrane to PGalt

    And in the land of unintended consequences, what often goes unmentioned is that the NUMBER ONE reason physicians between the age of 55-65 continue to work is, ironically, to get health care benefits. So, when al these seasoned Docs have their health care ‘guaranteed’ it will be interesting to see how many retire.

  • There’s a Chance! Yes! (Could there be a brokered convention?)

    03/17/2012 8:08:12 PM PDT · 19 of 62
    Ethrane to Aglooka

    While I would LOVE to see this happen, I certainly hope SOMEONE in the ‘stupid party’ is behind the scenes vetting potential nominees....closely.

    People like Demint (my choice), Ryan, Cantor, Rubio or any governor need to be screened by SOMEONE.

    Demint/Ryan would be a good ticket!

  • Newt is Right: Santorum is Better Off With Gingrich in the Race

    03/15/2012 4:32:01 PM PDT · 82 of 92
    Ethrane to plenipotentiary

    I’ve thought of posting the same before...this primary is just like the last...1/3 GOP-e ‘Big Gov’t.’, 1/3 Big Gov’t Christian Socialist, and 1/3 rational Conservatives.

    If the choice is between Mitt and Rick, I’d pick Mitt..and I am a Gingrich supporter/donor.

    I consider a man’s religion as part of the whole of the man...to determine his ‘moral’ nature if you will...but I, and many Americans, get turned off when it becomes a central theme of his candidacy. We are not electing a National Priest here. I don’t begrudge anyone their religion, but feel religion is a purely personal phenomenon and not a staple of a presidential campaign. ‘Faith, family, freedom’? Really?

    Personally I’d rather the platform be ‘Economy, employment and energy’.

  • Newt is far more conservative than Santorum

    03/14/2012 12:01:08 PM PDT · 32 of 101
    Ethrane to Timber Rattler

    Arlen Specter. ‘Nuff said.

  • Gingrich vows to press on after losing AL, MS

    03/14/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · 30 of 85
    Ethrane to org.whodat

    Real conservatives don’t vote pro-union and for annual debt increases and minimum wage increases either.

  • Barack Obama’s Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion

    03/07/2012 1:44:24 PM PST · 26 of 74
    Ethrane to buffyt

    So I guess opining about abortion issues really isn’t above his pay grade at all....hmmm?

  • This Week: Interview with Newt Gingrich (Video)

    03/04/2012 11:08:16 AM PST · 2 of 13
    Ethrane to VinL

    Thanks for the link...didnt see This Week, but Newt did great...

    I did see MTP however, and Newt made David Gregory squirm...he was fantastic.

  • Obese Livermore Man’s Plea For Help Goes Viral

    03/03/2012 8:28:33 PM PST · 21 of 23
    Ethrane to ApplegateRanch

    I, too, hope he succeeds in losing weight and prolongs his life.

    The question is who is enabling him...who is providing him with the ability to eat McDonalds, and entirely more calories then he needs.

    If the man is given the opportunity too eat only 2000 cal a day, with 150 gm a day of carbs, he will lose weight rapidly.

    There is no way this guy get into a car and goes to the drive through to buy his own meals.

    Genetics only explains so much...

  • Santorum's intellectual evolution to a strong constitutional conservative

    03/02/2012 4:36:28 PM PST · 10 of 112
    Ethrane to cripplecreek

    Restore our future running the anti-Santorum ads here in MO too...