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“Dr.” Bill Frist

Hello, all. Recently, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Republican, Tennessee), along with Democratic Senator Mary Landreiu (Louisiana) went to southern Sri Lanka to survey the damage done by the tsunami. According to the AP,

Just before his helicopter lifted off, Frist and aides took snapshots of each other near a pile of tsunami debris. “Get some devastation in the back,” Frist told a photographer.

Wow, what a class act. What is he planning to do with devastation caused by a tsunami that killed well over 100,000 innocent civilians, sell it on eBay?? How could someone, especially someone who is supposed to be responsible and fair, pose for pictures near damage done by the tsunami…and then take some home as a souvenir?? But I guess responsible and fair aren’t two words that should be associated with Frist. There is a rumor going around Washington that he will only let bills with a Republican Majority be voted on. Even if there is a bill with 89 cosposners (45 Dem, 44 Repub) he might not even bring it up for a vote. Wow, I really hope this rumor is false, but who knows, coming from a man who seems to like devestation.

I have other problems with “Dr.” Bill Frist. According to Hippocrates…

Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future; practice these acts…make a habit of two things—to help, or at least to do no harm.

But, Bill Frist isn’t living up to the words of Hippocrates. He, and his cronies, refused to let the Breast Cancer and Environment Act (with 61 cosponsers!!!) be voted on in the Senate. This act was a huge step in the right direction for curing breast cancer (90% of all cases are caused by the environment, and there is minimal funding needed for this bill). He also destroyed the Patients Bill of Rights and gridlocked “a mandatory Medicare prescription-drug benefit.”
Let us hope Frist does not run for president and win in 2008.

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January 12, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement

23 Comments »

  1. I am sorry to shoot down your liberal thinking, but he probably wanted the picture for the same reason the Red Cross, and other Charity Orgs, do. To be used in fund raising efforts. If you are going to put forth a picture calling for aid, it would be a good idea to actually have a picture of you in the affected areas, and not at some country club. It makes good sense to not only get a picture, but to make sure the devastation showed in the background. When Feed the Children makes a commercial to raise funds, you don’t think they cleanup the kids and give them clean clothes first do you? Come on. See this for what it is. The taking of a picture in the right setting to be used later for the benefit of those in need. Or at least give the benefit of the doubt, until it shows up in his political ads, and then feel free to blast away, for at THAT time he will deserve it!

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  2. Yeah, like how that shot of Bush on the 9/11 rubble wasn’t exploited to push his political agenda. oh wait.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  3. OK, a couple of things.
    1) Why would I give Frist the benefit of the doubt?
    2) They (all of the people on the trip) were posing for pictures. And then he stole some devestation. How can I interpret that to be a good thing? I don’t really understand your reasoning. I understand takin pictures of the area. Not posing for pictures and stealing devestation.

    Comment by Steven L. | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  4. You are making such a big deal out of absolutely nothing.

    He wanted some pictures of destruction. Wow. So evil.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  5. its kindof sadistic.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  6. Well actually I’m kind of angered by this. Well…very angered. He posed for pictures. In the destruction. And then stole some. WHAT?!?! That’s like standing in front of the towers a couple of weeks after they fell, posing for pictures, and then stealing something. How insensitive. How rude.

    Comment by Steven L. | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  7. And You say “my blinding hate.”

    This is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard you say. Ever.

    If I were there I would survey the destruction. Maybe
    I’d take some pictures. Take some debris.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  8. Of All the bad things going on in this world…you criticize Frist for taking a picture but not once do you lash out against terrorist groups.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  9. BTW: Terrorists suck.

    Okay, happy now. Liberals hate terrorists too. We just have a less expansive definition of what a terrorist is.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  10. Im sorry to keep posting about this..but I just cant believe this nonsense.

    What is the problem here? Frist has spent many years of his life performing humanitarian missions and many months in Africa performing surgery on the poor and needy.

    If I were at Ground Zero on September 15th..with a camera..I would have taken a picture. I don’t know if I would be in it. But who the hell cares?

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  11. Listen, Steven did the post about Frist. But if you want to start talking about the false heroism of BUSH and the exploitation of his speech on the rubble of 9/11 to MISLEAD the american people during this past election, LETS TALK.

    But if this is about Frist, I’ll let Steven take it.

    Bush makes me sick.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  12. I never addressed you in this? I think.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  13. your right, I’m butting in. I apologize, its just steven isn’t around and I like the liberals having the last word. It’s instinct.

    Forgive me.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  14. Forgiven.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  15. thanks

    (remeber the last word thing)

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  16. I think you may be misinterpreting it…

    >>”Get some devastation in the back,” Frist told a
    >>photographer.

    Don’t you think he meant, “Make sure that some devastation is in the background of the picture”??? Why the heck would he physically take random debris??? Like you said, that makes no sense. And why would he tell a PHOTOGRAPHER, who’s busy snapping pictures as he gets on the helicopter, to grab it for him???

    Why should you give Frist the benefit of the doubt? Because you DO. That’s just how it works. If you’re going to attack someone, you need to have an actual reason, not a presumption. Otherwise you may as well call this The Liberal Enquirer.

    Comment by Anonymous | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  17. An anonymous poster is calling my 2 day old blog the Liberal Enquirer? Oh boy, this thred is spent. Lets move on folks.

    Comment by chris | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  18. I do remember. Victory is Mine!

    Comment by rwa2 | January 12, 2005 | Reply

  19. Hmmm, ananymous – I might have misinterpreted it. You’re right…but it’s still weird if he wants to be in a photo with devestation caused by a tsunami that killed over 150,000. Also “rwa2” – where did you get terrorism from? Of course I’m against terrorism…but I don’t like Bill Frist. Republicans also seem to make a little thing out of nothing. (In response to your “load of crap” comment and “absolutely nothing” one.)
    Examples:
    1. Al Gore saying that he invented the internet. In actuality, he was part of a comittee that actually funded the first internet.
    2. Bill Clinton having an affair. Republicans felt the need to sniff around in his garbage and impeach him.
    …and many more. So before you criticize me of making a big deal about something that might look like nothing realize that it happens all the time.

    Also, like Chris said, “terrorists suck.” I would think that you would know that. But, I don’t feel the need to mention it every single post.

    Comment by Steven L. | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  20. Also…does anyone have any comments about the “rumor going around Washington” or Frist and healthcare in the Senate?

    Comment by Steven L. | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  21. what rumor?

    Comment by chris | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  22. “There is a rumor going around Washington that he will only let bills with a Republican Majority be voted on. Even if there is a bill with 89 cosposners (45 Dem, 44 Repub) he might not even bring it up for a vote.”

    Comment by Steven L. | January 13, 2005 | Reply

  23. Yes! I did hear that, and it was on the mainstream media, MSNBC I think. Thats unbelievable. No one can get away with that.

    Comment by chris | January 13, 2005 | Reply


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