News, but not the serious kind
Honey, the Death Panel is here! It’s for you!
Blog Guy, since the passage of the new health care reform you’ve been great about following the creation of those Government Death Panels that will go door-to-door deciding if we live or die. Is there anything new on them?
Yes, but I need to correct you. They won’t go “door-to-door.” They will visit carefully screened addresses, where somebody sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to point out that the resident has been sneezing a lot, or walking with a limp or something.
Thanks for setting me straight. Granny will be happy to hear that.
Anyhow, they’ve finally settled on uniforms. Sort of half-surgeon, half-soldier. Here they are in uniform outside their office, just waiting to be called in by some agency needing their services.
I see. Which agencies are expected to make use of them? I want to make sure I stay on their good side.
Good question. It says here they can be sent out by the IRS, DMV, PBS, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association and uh-oh…
The Census Bureau. Look, I have to go warn some tenants and then do private stuff for a few years.
Republican guards rest before the arrival of Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his South Africa’s counterpart Jacob Zuma at the presidential residence in Algiers May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra