Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Brain Transplant

In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber .
"I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news, he said as he surveyed the worried faces. The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.  It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the BRAIN."
The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, 'How much will a brain cost?'
The doctor quickly responded, "$5000 for a Democrat's brain; $200 for a Republican's brain."
The moment turned awkward. Some of the Democrats actually had to 'try' to not smile, avoiding eye contact with the Republicans. A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the Democrat's brain so much more costly than a Republican's brain?"
The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the Republican's brain a lot lower because it's been used."


  1. I love it!!! It reminds me of the old quote, "where everyone thinks alike, nobody thinks very much". It seems to fit rather nicely with liberals and progressives.

  2. That's funny! I WOULD wonder what mine is worth as I'm neither, but for one thing- "Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most..."

  3. One more thing ACR- Are you aware that the top State Department spokesman was "made to fall on his sword today?" It's over Bradley Manning. I find this development extremely creepy... Here's the link to a perspective (albeit from the "other side" as you would think of it) about this bizarre story:

  4. Depends on who's ox is getting gored I guess.

    If Manning is found guilty he should be executed - High Treason is a capital offense.

  5. Brings a couple of things to mind --

    "Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." -- Winston Churchill

    "There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



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