By John Ballard
This is not world-class news but some stories are too good not to miss.
Joe Paduda nails it.
Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, henceforth known as Missouri's resident idiot, spent eight hours filibustering the [Prescription Drug Monitoring Program] bill, ending with this brilliant justification for not protecting patients with a PDMP: "If they overdose and kill themselves, it just removes them from the gene pool."
And if Schaff prescribes percoset and some other doc is prescribing oxycontin and a third is prescribing a sedative and the patient dies thru no fault of their own, and their kids lose a mom, and a Scout troop loses a den mother and a school loses a teacher, all because Schaaf is an idiot, whose fault is it?
Just when you think the GOP/Teaparty Axis of Ignorance can't go any deeper into the cave, another caveman comes along and shows how easy it can be.