Idiocy of the Week Award Update…

Russ from Ace of Spades breaks out a big, splintered two-by-four and goes to town on the scrawny arse of the Canuck douchebag who had the nerve to piss all over the U.S. and our healthcare system, right after our Evil Capitalist System had taken care and saved the life of one Canadian preemie baby for whom the much vaunted Cafuckistan Nationalized Hellcare System couldn’t find a single fucking bed.

“Fuck you very much, you ingrate, inbred, moose-humping arsehole” ain’t in it. ‘Tis a thing of beauty.

And Russ reminded me of something:

Seriously, though. You know why I’m touchy about this subject? About 16 months ago, my son Moses came into this world 6 weeks before his due date. He spent his first 19 days in a NICU bed in Des Moines, Iowa. In all the talk about what to do about the early delivery, I don’t remember ANYONE suggesting “Hey, lets see if there are any beds available in a Canadian hospital, so that Big Mo can enjoy some of that free health care”.

Funny, isn’t it? The Imperial Heirs announced their arrival just about the same time prior to THEIR scheduled day and, thanks to the Eeeevil, INFERIOR (according to polar bear bothering fuckhead Mikey Stickings) U.S., privately funded health care system, they never missed a beat either. They were in, delivered and under full, professional care in a matter of hours. Yes, that’s hours, you self-aggrandizing, envious little fuckheads, and not once were we “checked” to see if we were “eligible” or “covered.” Not once did anybody suggest that the NICU was “overloaded” or that we’d have to come back later, much less ship our babies to Canuckistan for “superior”, “free” health care.

Which is a good thing. Because, you see, I’ve worked in pedes under “nationalized health care”, so if anybody’d suggested that, I’d have most likely shot them in the face.

Thrice.

So take your superior, smug attitude and shove it up a moose’s arse. There’s a reason all the patient traffic across our benighted border with you socialist shitheels’ shitty little country is entirely in the North to South direction and not the other way around. Feel better about yourselves if you must in order to salve your shame at being the medical laughing stock of every nation on Earth with the possible exception of Cuba, but when we do you and your innocent children a SOLID, could you at LEAST have the common decency to shut the fuck up other than to say “thank you?”

Disgusting, ungrateful wankers.

28 comments

  1. 1
    Ogrrre says:

    But, but, yer Majesty: It’s FREE. And worth every non-tax penny they pay for it.

  2. 2
    LC Jon Imperial Hunter says:

    Like advice.

    And, just who is this MickySticky anyway, to be worthy of any notice whatsoevah?

    “Give me free health care, or give me death!”

    Talk about yer zero sum game…..

  3. 3
    LC Old Dog says:

    Does the phrase “Yo Micky, Blow Me” ring a bell?

  4. 4
    Dragineez says:

    Didn’t Liam Neeson’s wife Natasha Richardson die recently? If I recall correctly, didn’t she have her skiing accident and initial medical evaluation in Canada?

  5. 5
    Imperial Stormtrooper says:

    Maybe we should ban Canadian citizens from receiving any health care in America. Then, when the assholes are forced to have to deal with their fucked up healthcare system with no other recourses, maybe they’ll do something about it and tell their government leaders to shove their universal health care travesty right up their asses.

  6. 6
    LC Fei Long says:

    @ Imperial Stormtrooper:
    I think that’s a little too cruel to those who already truly understand that their system is a wreck.

    But if we had a test to prove fealty to the Emperor….

  7. 7

    We’re gonna keep helping them, and a lot of others too, as long as we can.
    It’s, what, we, do.

    But if after we’ve made allowances in our system to accommodate failure in theirs, and the wonks’ in chiefs point to success’s in their system, we DO reserve the right to,, er,, make noise!

  8. 8

    We have a friend from British Colombia who comes down regularly to visit. A few years ago he brought his girlfriend with him. One night on the way home from a trip to New Orleans, she dislocated her shoulder. He took her to the nearest Emergency room, and when they got back, he couldn’t stop praising that hospital. The first words out of his mouth…

    “I can’t believe how CLEAN that hospital was!”

    Not only that, but the number of doctors on call, the speed that they were seen, the attitude of the nurses…

    He was blown away.

    Kinda telling no?

  9. 9
    LibraryGryffon says:

    My younger sister (the one who admits to leaning left, but also wants a truck with a gun rack; I have hope that she will turn to the dark side in the next few years) and I spent an hour discussing American health care the other week. She brought up the “we have much higher infant mortality than Europe” canard, and I educated her about how we define an infant death vs. how the rest of the world does. I also told her about how much better our cancer survival stats are. I know that she is actually thinking about what I said. I also pointed out to her that if the problem is that those on insurance spend “too much” on health care, how is putting more people on insurance rolls going to lower overall healthcare spending?

    Right now I’m recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery to remove part of a torn meniscus. My knee only started getting swollen and hard to use in March or April. If I lived in the UK I’d still be waiting to see the surgeon, and probably wouldn’t have been scheduled for surgery till sometime in 2010 (if I was lucky).

    So yes, there is stuff we could do better, but over all we do the best.

  10. 10
    LC Gonzman says:

    When I got my back surgery last year, I picked my date, setting it at my convenience.

    My own left-leaning cousin, who married a Canadian and moved there, is still waiting over a year for her arm surgery (Carpal tunnel) and in the meantime, she is in pain and can’t use her arm.

    My back surgery, with a neurosurgeon, cost me $475 out of pocket on my insurance. Total.

    Yeah, love that “free” health care.

  11. 11
    Imperial Stormtrooper says:

    LibraryGryffon,

    How do we define infant death compared to other countries?

  12. 12
    DaToad says:

    Imperial Stormtrooper sez:

    Maybe we should ban Canadian citizens from receiving any health care in America.

    And then they can get Michael Moore to get them a referal to Cuba’s vaunted healthcare system.

  13. 13
    LC Rurik says:

    Imperial Stormtrooper sez:

    LibraryGryffon,
    How do we define infant death compared to other countries?

    That is an important question. One of the dirty little secrets is that the US has an “elevated” infant mortality rate because our statistic includes a significant portion of early preemies kept alive briefly by American medicine, who would have been “stillborns” or “miscarriages” and never counted as infant mortality in other systems.

  14. 14
    Imperial Stormtrooper says:

    DaToad says:

    “And then they can get Michael Moore to get them a referal to Cuba’s vaunted healthcare system.”

    Lord. And then I’m sure that bloated fucker would make a movie about the experience.

    I can honestly say I have not watched even one minute of any of his movies, and so help me God, I never will.

  15. 15

    Imperial Stormtrooper:

    Here’s a couple of links you might be interested in:

    U.S. Ranks 29th in Infant Mortality

    FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO
    THE INFANT MORTALITY RANKING OF THE UNITED STATES

    From the CBO except:

    Problems of definition and measurement, however, hamper cross-national comparisons of health statistics. Alternative measures of infant mortality may provide better information but cannot completely compensate for differences among countries in the overall rates of reporting of adverse pregnancy outcomes. For example, very premature births are more likely to be included in birth and mortality statistics in the United States than in several other industrialized countries that have lower infant mortality rates.

  16. 16

    I think it’s interesting that late-term abortions aren’t counted in the statistics. I would think that would bump us up even higher.

  17. 17
    Imperial Stormtrooper says:

    Skyechild,

    Thanks for the links.

  18. 18
    anonymous hourly worker says:

    Luckily, Canada just happens to be the mildly retarded cousin of the United States of America; and like most families, we look after each other – even if the slow relatives are complete window-lickers who eat their own boogers in public.

    I think I’m going to smile all day.

  19. 19
    AyUaxe says:

    DeeJ? DeeJ? Where’s that money you owe me for your U.S. health care? And all the rest of you free-loading Canucks, pay up! We’re happy to be generous to a child in need or a legal, welcome visitor who has an emergency–it’s called charity and it’s voluntary. If it’s forced, it’s just another form of robbery. And that, friends, is why our health care costs are so high and soaring, just as our indigent and illegal alien populations with their gummint “entitlements” are soaring.

    Remember John Smith’s admonition from Jamestown in the 1600s: “He who does not work, will not eat.” (II Thessalonians 3:10).

    He also said: “Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land…If he have nothing but his hands, he may…by industrie quickly grow rich.”

    These are the true foundations of America. The Constitution was designed to enforce them against potentially intruding gummint. What I earn and pay for isn’t for gummint to give to anyone else. It is for me to give voluntarily, as I am able and as God or my own human generosity may guide me. We don’t need multi-trillion $ bureaucracies, nor rackets, like ACORN!

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    LC Subotai Bahadur says:

    #8 LC Mrs. M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper

    Two more stories. We are friends with a local pharmacist. In the 1980’s she was on vacation and became involved with the captain of a dive boat in the Cayman’s. Canadian national. He was having medical problems, and kept going back to BC in Canada to see the doctor. Their doctors would take a history, and order the same tests over and over, but no diagnosis. After about a year of this, our friend grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and dragged him to a doctor here in small town Colorado. One visit, history, a different lab test that they didn’t allow in Canada for first line diagnosis apparently, and he was diagnosed with Krohn’s syndrome. Simple treatment. Fairly common, albeit really unpleasant disease actually. Just takes pills and avoids certain foods. Once an American doctor in one appointment ordered the test he needed for diagnosis after the Canadian National Health Service had buggered him over repeatedly for a year, it took one prescription. Yeah, the prescriptions were free when he got home, but he never would have gotten them if he had stayed in their system and would have just had to suffer. By the way, they got married 20+ years ago. He came south, went to school, and is now working as a Nurse Practicioner…. in OUR health system, which he greatly prefers to Canada’s.

    Story two: Also in the 1980’s. Another friend who worked with me, was [now retired] a Physician’s Assistant [PA]. His first wife was a Brit. Mother-in-Law was in Britain, had been getting really sick over a couple of years, and the local NHS had no idea what was wrong with her. She came to the States for a visit, my friend looked at her and said Thyroid. Tell your Dr. to order ….. and he gave a couple of specific blood tests, and one type of diagnostic x-ray. She went back home, told her Dr. and he claimed never to have heard of any such tests. There ensued a correspondence between my friend and the Brit doctor, wherein he had to explain the concept of a PA; both in the military and civilian application, and ended up sending him xerox’s of twenty year old medical journals and current American lab manuals.

    After MUCH hassle, the NHS doctor got her the tests, and lo and behold, she had thyroid problems. Once again, simple medical problem solved by medication. But they were a couple of decades behind us in medicine. But when the cost of being behind is the suffering and shortened life of the patients -vs- the comfort and prosperity of the bureaucrats; guess which takes priority in government health care?

    Subotai Bahadur

  21. 21
    Vapig says:

    Most Canucks that I hear on the radio call in crying. They are so terrified we will adopt their brand of non-care. They know once we go socialist they will literally have nowhere left to turn.

    I kinda feel bad for them but on the other hand, they’ve been bitching at us for decades for our capitalistic, mean and greedy ways.

  22. 22
    Dragineez says:

    Listening to NPR today, a guy told a story of flying to Switzerland and getting a flair up of a recurring eye infection. He praised the Swiss health system for how quickly he was seen and given a prescription for the problem. The next day he phoned his American doctor who said “Yeah, that prescription will work. But it will take 10 to 14 days. That hasn’t been used here in, like, 20 years. The one I prescribe you will work in 5 days. Of course, the one he you gave is less expensive.”

    That’s what we can look forward to with government “managed health care”. Everyone gets what is least expensive, not most effective.

  23. 23
    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology says:

    Imperial Stormtrooper sez:

    DaToad says:
    “And then they can get Michael Moore to get them a referal to Cuba’s vaunted healthcare system.”
    Lord. And then I’m sure that bloated fucker would make a movie about the experience.
    I can honestly say I have not watched even one minute of any of his movies, and so help me God, I never will.

    You’re not missing much. No, seriously!

    A few years back, I opted to watch Fahrenheit 9/11 on cable since nothing else was on and I was extremely bored. I was expecting a scathing indictment of the Bush administration, the GOP and conservatism in general. What I actually got was a cornucopia of random factoids, geared towards having the viewer “beg the answer”. He literally spends the first twenty minutes of the movie establishing how some eeeeevil corporate interest once sat on the same bus as Karl Rove back in the 1960’s (or some such drivel). I about died of sheer boredom.

    Bowling for Columbine was a bit more fluid; there’s a lot of staged shots, and pretty much every point he makes is based on some obvious fallacy. But at least the pacing was decent. I was forced to watch Roger & Me, his debut film, when I took a Sociology course to fill out my professional electives requirement in college. He spends the first ten minutes waxing orgasmic about how Teh Workers™ rioted and took over the GM plant in Flint, Michigan when the dastardly management canceled their fifth mandatory donut break. The rest of the movie laments over how the mean plant owners decided to take their firm elsewhere, and wondering why Teh People™ suddenly found themselves out of work?

    (And if that weren’t surreal enough, he then films some toothless woman slaughtering a rabbit. Seriously.)

  24. 24
    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology says:

    Dragineez sez:

    That’s what we can look forward to with government “managed health care”. Everyone gets what is least expensive, not most effective.

    Just wait until they get that fuckbag Kevin Trudeau to write the Official Government Medicine Formulary. Useless herbs and B Vitamins abound!

  25. 25
    Sentry says:

    Imperial Stormtrooper sez:

    Maybe we should ban Canadian citizens from receiving any health care in America.

    You know, that would have worked out great in ’97 when I was in Boston. See, we were in Beantown while I was on HMCS Nipigon and figured we’d throw a party and invite the locals. While we were dressing ship. I was hit in the eyeball with one of the cables that carries the pennants to the masthead. Yeah, spending a weekend without treatment would have been great.

    Of course, you might be referring to the elective treatment that many Canadians get because up here, it just wouldn’t happen. You know, silly little things like MRIs and cancer treatment. Of course, that’s the sort of thing that we have to pay out of pocket for unless we’re on Black and Blue Cross or a government health plan/insurance. That’s also the sort of thing that’s paid for by the individual, the insurer or the government, by the way. Mostly. I’m sure you’ll see more than a few Canadian versions of the scammer in Sicko who tried to scam the Ontario health care system in order to get her prescriptions paid for free and illegally.

    Look, I’d love to have the option to tell the Canadian/Manitoban government to fuck off and just pay my own way when something happens…like the fish hooks in my hand last week. Unfortunately, unless I’m a politician, an athlete or in uniform when I’m sick or injured, I just don’t have that option in my home country. just like Multiculturalism just means more pavilions at folklorama, the option to pay ones’ own way for health care is greedy narcissism up here.

    Our system’s pooched, I admit it. But until we can find a way to rid the world of the culture of Entitlement, we can never fix it. Using isolated examples to gin up our courage for moral outrage isn’t the answer. Gathering likeminded individuals and leading by example is.

  26. 26
    Hardclimber says:

    Folks, maybe you think that all of us Canadians are socialist crybabies. I assure you that there are still a few of us trying to NOT become “entitled brainwashed” wussies like so many of our citizens…

    And because I know that your medical system takes in a lot of Canadians for quick, efficient treatment, I will say what my fellow citizens are so afraid so say, or are just plain heartless, blind and conditionned in regards to receiving treatment in the USA. This Canadian is not afraid to extend his hand and say…

    Thank you friends…

  27. 27
    Princess Natasha, Decadent Delicious Deviant says:

    Hardclimber sez:

    Folks, maybe you think that all of us Canadians are socialist crybabies. I assure you that there are still a few of us trying to NOT become “entitled brainwashed” wussies like so many of our citizens…

    I am not one of the people who think this way. I know better.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    As do I, hardclimber.
    I thought about you and JoeD……, and the other proud, independent minded Canadians I have known….I know the shame you have recently felt. I doubt anyone reading this thread hasn’t felt a bit too, thanks to our present government. Our peoples deserve better than that…..both of them.

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