Thursday, September 3, 2009

Giving the finger to health care reform

A follow-up to my post about the MoveOn We Can't Afford To Wait Vigil I attended yesterday evening. They held these all over the place. Apparently they weren't all quite as calm as the one I went to.


Authorities are searching for a healthcare reform activist today who they said bit off the finger of a 65-year-old counter-demonstrator during a fight at a rally in Thousand Oaks.

“It all started with their difference in philosophy over healthcare reform,” said Senior Deputy Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident occurred about 7 p.m. Wednesday at a “We Can’t Afford to Wait Vigil” organized by affiliates of the activist group, which drew supporters of President Obama’s healthcare plan, Buschow said. The rally also attracted several counter-protesters, he said.

During the rally at Lynn Road and Hillcrest Drive, near the Oaks Mall, the two men got into a heated argument and began fighting.

“At which point, one man bit off the left pinky of the other,” Buschow said.

That perhaps was not the best way to get the point across. It is something I would never do. Of course, I have no teeth and would just try to equal my opponent up on that score. Heh.

This gets better! From Talking Points Memo (better story than the LATimes. Actual eyewitness account of the fisticuffs. Heh.):

Sheriffs deputies soon arrived. Kuns isn't sure where the finger biter took off to, but did see the bitten man walk in the direction of a hospital a couple blocks away. The AP has since reported that a hospital spokeswoman said the anti-reformer lost half his finger, though doctors reattached it and sent him home last night. "She says he had Medicare," the story states.

Zing! One wonders if the 'anti guy' got the delicious irony of having his nosepicker sewn back on by socialized medicine! My sides hurt...

G's prediction: Watch for the Wingtard Noise Machine, perhaps Crazy Becky or Michelle Ramalamadingdong, to spin this incident to accuse Liberals of cannibalism, perhaps due to a certain Kenyan influence.

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