As god is my witness

This appeal from a good friend crossed my desk this morning, by all means contact Alison if you’d like to get in on the action, but I just immediately recalled another speculative helicopter stunt:

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!”
— Arthur Carlson, WKRP

> — “Alison C. Issen” []
> wrote:
> > Hello Friends. Hospice of the Comforter is
> > holding one of their annual fundraisng events
> > on May 27, the Golf Ball Drop. Participants
> > buy tickets for $5 each which puts their name
> > on a golf ball. The day of the event, all golf
> > balls are dropped from a helicopter over a
> > green, and whoever’s ball lands in the hole
> > wins $1000. The great thing about this is that
> > every ticket you buy also includes a $5 coupon
> > for Publix, so you can make your money back at
> > the grocery store while still having the
> > opportunity to win grand prize. The money
> > raised by Hospice of the Comforter is used to
> > pay for services not covered by Medicare,
> > Medicaid, or Insurance, and for those patients
> > who are not covered by any insurance. No one
> > is ever denied hospice services because of
> > inability to pay.
> > I am selling tickets if anyone is interested.
> > Just give me a call or e-mail by May 25, and
> > I’ll find a way to get them to you. Thanks for
> > listening, and if this is not a good time to
> > consider this donation, please, don’t even give
> > it another thought. Alison

Living Will anyone?

Editor ROBERT FRIEDMAN from the St. Pete Times really captures the gist of it for me..

“(In the event of my incapacitation…) I want the medical geniuses and philosopher kings who populate the Florida Legislature to ignore me for more than a decade and then turn my case into a forum for weeks of politically calculated bloviation.

Read the whole column here

Update: here’s a humorous example of a living will crafted for political ends.