10 August 2009

What's the LD50 for irony?

LD50, by the way, is a technical term for the dose of a toxic substance or radiation required to kill half the people exposed to it.  I think we're getting pretty close to the LD50 for irony here:

Health Reform protester, injured in scuffle, complains that he doesn't have health insurance
Kenneth Gladney sat in a wheelchair on Pershing Avenue Saturday, his knee bandaged, holding a flag that read: "Don't Tread on Me."

Gladney, 38, was handing out the same flags after a town hall forum in Mehlville Thursday night, when, he says, he was attacked by members of the Service Employees International Union.  [...]  Brown finished by telling the crowd that Gladney is accepting donations toward his medical expenses. Gladney told reporters he was recently laid off and has no health insurance.
For once, I really don't know what to say about this.  I guess it speaks for itself.


(h/t DKos)

1 comment:

Felix said...

Speaking of liars, as you often do, why would you rely on the DKos crayzees without triple-checking every purported fact? From thinkprogress.org, hardly a site that can be accused of right-wing-nuttery, comes this update:

Update
The Washington Independent contacted Brown, who said his client Gladney is not uninsured after all. “He’s just unemployed,” says Brown, and “has insurance through his wife.”

Source: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/10/gladney-uninsured/

Oh, and Gladney wouldn't even have needed insurance or treatment -- if the SEIU's left-wing thugs hadn't beaten him up. Way to go, people!

Cheers,
Felix.