Chicken quip grounds high-flying Nevada candidate Sue Lowden

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  • John Stone
    May 8, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    All of the IDIOTS who want to joke about this need to look at their history and get some synaptic activity happening in their brains!!!
    My father was the first OB/GYN to locate to Reno in the early 1960's (Raymond E. Stone, MD -Princeton + Columbia Univ. Med School... check it out if you can figure out how to operate 'Google')
    Even after he died in 1970, we continued to receive "payments" from people that didn't have the means to pay cash... and YES... They DID bring chickens!
    So anybody that is ignorant enough to harass her over this should just hang their heads in shame as they offer her apologies!
    Then, after the liberals finish taking all of our freedoms, and leave us in a Socialist state, you can thank her for giving you the idea that will be about the only way you can get medical help beyond your "ration".

  • Sutton
    May 8, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    I’m wonderin’, if Sue Lowden Wins, Can we pay her salary in Chickens???

  • Screwdriver
    May 7, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    I agree she was trying to make a point that people used to pay what the market could bear. I'll expand that it's insurance companies that have removed the free market mechanizms that could have controlled prices since now we rarely know what a visit will cost before or while we are recieving the service.

    I'd love to give my doctor $7 a visit (price of a chicken).

    Even so, this is reality and making fun of the chicken statement is a play straight out of the republican play book. I+t ain't nice but sometimes I say hit em' back with thier own misery.

  • LVIS
    May 7, 2010 11:39 a.m.


    Let's see. We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation (if not the hightest), the worst housing market in the nation, little in the way of federal stimulus funds sent our way, a failing school system (second largest school district in the nation), blah blah blah. I am a registered democrat, and for the life of me can't see one thing his seniority has done for us. Apparently, our senate majority leader has "little say in getting the things done that Nevada needs."

    I am not a fan of Lowden, but I am also tired of hearing that we have to keep Reid because of his seniority and how it will hurt us to lose it. How, exactly?

  • Pagan
    May 7, 2010 11:18 a.m.

    I think Sue Lowden meant 'Haggle' or negotiate a price for medical procedures instead of 'barter.' Bartering is all well and good, if we did not have a form of currency in America.
    Offering goods and services, like painting a house, for medical help will also make many people indebted to a nurse, doctor, etc indefinitely.
    i.e. can you imagine the chickens needed for a heart transplant?
    This is why we have currency. And health insurance to help keep those cost's 'down'. (Not saying it's working, but we're making progress)
    It's no wonder Lowden's numbers have suffered. Her chronic, unwavering support of bartering for services, when America has currency is a cry far back in our history.
    I think we have done better than that.

    Reid is a better choice.

  • pburt
    May 7, 2010 10:56 a.m.

    It would be crazy for Nevada to throw away the influence they have in Senator Reid. A new republican senator would have little say in getting the things done that Nevada needs.

  • L
    May 7, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    Back in history, wasn't it a campaign theme "A chicken in every pot?"

    I like Harry Reid but I am not a resident of Nevada.