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06 September 2009 @ 04:31 pm
Life in These Untidy States: Sometimes Real Life Provides The Best Parables  

This is exactly congruent to health care in the U.S.

 
 
 
The Red Alchemistjirris_midvale on September 7th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
I prefer the story about the pig, but this works very well too.
Your Obedient Serpent: barcodeathelind on September 7th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Oink?
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on September 7th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much.
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pseudo manitoupseudomanitou on September 7th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
My favorite example is the guy who went to the hospital for injuries related to an assault he claimed to have suffered during his standing in protest against the health-care reformers.

He was unemployed, and so, claimed to be without health-care insurance coverage. He took up a collection with the other anti-health-care protesters to pay his bills.

...then it turned out that video proof showed the man was the assaulter, not the victim. And it turned out that he did have coverage through his wife, and that the money he was collecting was just for himself.

I swear the reason these people fear any form of socialism is because they fear everyone is as crooked and selfish as they are.
eggshellhammereggshellhammer on September 7th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Holy crap.

Cite?
pseudo manitoupseudomanitou on September 8th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
The name is Kenneth Gladney -- Google it if you dare. Depending on what you read, he is a complete idiot, or an American hero -- you know how it goes. There's more online about him being a hero right now -- because while the rest of us have moved on, the right-wing is still trying to find their next 'Joe the Plumber'. At this point, it looks like he'll be 'Kenneth the Black Conservative'.

However, if you check the actions of Kenneth, and not his claims, you'll see a very apparent pattern of attention whoring.

In fact, looks like he did one better while I wasn't paying attention and claimed to have gotten the NAACP involved without actually telling the NAACP. WTF?

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2009/08/this_weeks_bumper_crop_of_ass_clowns.php

"Kenneth Gladney: Gladney is the man whose attorney David Brown says was selling flags at a health care forum last month when he was beat up by union members. (View a video of Gladney's purported beating here.) After walking away from the scuffle, Gladney showed up two days later in a wheelchair at a Tea Party protest where the Post-Dispatch reported that Gladney had no health insurance and accepted donations from the crowd to pay his medical bills. (Brown says Gladney actually has health insurance through his wife and states that the P-D printed a correction to this effect -- though none could be easily found online or through a Nexis database search.) Anyway, Gladney again made news this week when he attended a press conference outside the local NAACP office in which a group of black conservatives demanded to know why the agency hasn't launched a racism investigation into the union members (one of whom, like Gladney, happens to be African-American!) who Gladney says beat him up. The press conference ended with a thud, however, when the NAACP said it would review the matter and then chided Gladney and his cohorts for holding a press conference instead of first asking the agency to investigate the incident."
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Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on September 7th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Why do you hate America?! Clearly, unregulated private enterprise will always provide the best imaginable services as the invisible hand of the market makes everything okay! WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THAT?! The Baby Jesus weeps because you hate America.
Araquan Skytracer: Fruity Oaty Bar-Octopusaraquan on September 7th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
This wins. It wins a cookie at the very least.