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Get Well Danny Williams

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Danny Williams, premier of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is having heart by-pass surgery today -- in
    the United States
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    This guy is the poster child for your other pet cause, Boom. He was one of the most vocal supporters of the seal hunt.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    He must have eaten too much seal blubber and clogged his arteries.
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    I thought you were talking about McGarrett's sidekick.
  5. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Canada probably determined that it was an elective surgery and put him on a two-year-long waiting list.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    First of all, Canada wouldn't make any such decision. Health care is a provincial responsibility. Second, I don't exactly know what the procedure in question is, but I would have a very hard time believing that anyone, much less the premier, would have to wait two years for it to be done. This is simply a case of a person who can afford it (his nickname is "Danny Millions") choosing to pay for a procedure to be done immediately in a cash-for-care facility that just happens to be in the United States. There is nothing to see here if you're looking at this as an indictment of health care in Canada. (Although I am well aware the right-wing blogosphere south of the border has, predictably, been whipped into a frenzy by this news.)
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Anyone from a place that has such good retrievers deserves our best wishes
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Did they start the operation at 7:00 or 7:30?
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Thank you, thank you.
  11. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Took me a second to get this but well done!
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

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