Kind of Like a Funeral

12 May Kind of Like a Funeral

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It is kind of like a funeral…people don’t know what to say.


“Oh hi Mike, how are you holding up?”


I get this a lot. I know people don’t know what to say. They are trying their best to be supportive. This is why I didn’t want anyone that knows about this to pity me, but I did want people to be outraged and enlightened. Hence, I wrote the book, The Devil Inside the Beltway.


At the same time there are moments when I want to say,

How the hell do you think I am doing? The government pounds you, the judges are hard to reach, the congressman look like deer in the headlights, and the silence from those one would think would be outraged is deafening (business organizations and national media). Pretty amazing stuff. I think they have become numb and immune to the all too frequent corruption and gamesmanship from Washington, DC.


Nobody can you look you in the eye and lie better than the current DC crowd of bureaucrats and politicians. That is a chilling discovery, albeit not surprising. What is a bit surprising is what has to occur before people really take action. At this point I feel like road kill that people slow down to look at, but don’t get out of their cars to assist. They don’t want to stick around and look at such ugliness. Best pretend this is just a fluke and keep driving.


But this isn’t a fluke. I am just lifting the lid off of one coffin but the government has buried many other coffins, and as I have said before, the dead can’t really scream well.


So you have to look, you have to learn, you have to get involved. I guess more is going to have to come out for the media to slam on their brakes, pay attention and do their independent homework. You want more dirty laundry? Duly noted.


The Administrative hearing starts May 20, 2014. You are going to be quite disturbed at how far the deck in slanted in the FTC’s favor in administrative court. You won’t be surprised though. I think everyone is pretty sick and tired of these bullies, but I guess you need more specific examples. Ok then, please stand by.

Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.