My father asked me to kill him

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    Keith Olbermann's 'raw' plea - THE WEEK

    "Last Friday night, my father asked me to kill him." So began an impassioned and emotional "special comment" by MSNBC host Keith Olbermann on the eve of the health-care-reform summit. Olbermann used the graphic story of his father's terminal illness both to bash conservative "ghouls" like "Sarah Palin" who warned that Democratic health reform would lead to "death panels," and to make an impassioned plea for a sensible national policy on end-of-life care. Was Olbermann's much-discussed monologue a courageous use of his "raw" personal story, or a "twisted" partisan stunt?
     
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    I'll take option B, Alex.
     
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    What Keith didn't mention is that his father wanted to die for having such a douche as a son.
     
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    Yeah our health care system is just fine.

    Run on that ......please.
     
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    Id rather run on policies that, I don't know, actually help the people. Why is that such a foreign concept to you people?

    Why on earth should we adopt policies we already know don't work?! What kind of person thinks that somehow since we are doing it that the laws of nature and economics are going to change???
     
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    And gay.
     
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    You guys crack me up. Considering the source, I have my doubts about his motives.

    End of life decisions should be made with your family before that time comes. My husband and I have had living wills since I was in my 20s. My father in law spared us much grief last summer by expressing his wishes in writing. Just a heads up to the folks who haven't gotten around to it.
     
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    Its the right who did nothing for years to solve this problem and are now fighting any real solutions.

    They are the ones who think there is no problem.
     
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    I actually WATCHED this myself. It was very real.
     
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    Is that what you learned reading Scriptures?

    Better read up on the Woes of the Pharisees...and hell...
     

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