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    Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Sorry but this story is one of the "funniest" I have yet heard out there.

    The Washington Monthly
    Gladney did not address Saturday's crowd of about 200 people. His attorney, David Brown, however, read a prepared statement Gladney wrote. "A few nights ago there was an assault on my liberty, and on yours, too." Brown read. "This should never happen in this country."

    Supporters cheered. 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. [emphasis added]
    Come on.....you just cant make boneheads up like this.

    And now there is of course an update..
    The Washington Independent spoke to Gladney's attorney, who said the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article is mistaken. Gladney did lose his job, the attorney said, but now has health insurance through his wife.

    It's unclear, at this point, a) why Gladney initially told reporters he has no insurance; and b) why he would need to solicit contributions from far-right activists to pay his medical bills if he already has coverage.
    So either he has insurance and tried to commit fraud, or he has not insurance and is a hypocrite to his own cause... wonder which in the end will be the truth
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sorry but this story is one of the "funniest" I have yet heard out there.

    The Washington Monthly


    Come on.....you just cant make boneheads up like this.

    And now there is of course an update..


    So either he has insurance and tried to commit fraud, or he has not insurance and is a hypocrite to his own cause... wonder which in the end will be the truth
    This ranks up there with the "Keep your government hands off my Medicare". This is as Michael Kinsley wrote back in the 90s about the babyism of our society. People that cry about balanced budgets, lowered taxes...then whine equally about preserving or enhancing their benefits.

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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    I've got to say, I wouldn't have thought it would be someone like you posting this story here. I would have thought that you would have preferred to bury this story.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, here's what happened.

    Black guy is at a protest against the Obama health care proposal. A bunch of white union thugs supporting Obama's proposal come over, get into an argument with him, and then beat him so bad that he has to get put in a wheelchair. Oh, and did I mention that they called him a nigger while they were doing this?

    See, where I come from, that's called a hate crime. But I guess PeteEU is completely okay with it.

    For the video of the aftermath:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpfU_AC7Ls"]YouTube - Obama's SEIU Thugs Attack a Black Conservative Outside Russ Carnahan Town Hall. [RAW VIDEO][/ame]

    Some choice quotes:

    "You attacked him!"
    "No we didn't"
    "Yes you did!"
    "He attacked America!"

    If this guy were a liberal who had been beaten by republicans, Sharpton and Pelosi would have made him the most famous man in the country right now.

    And instead, you're on here trying to accuse him of...what, exactly? Not having insurance? Getting laid off? Not agreeing with you?

    It's good to see that you're following along with orders from thinkprogress to smear this victim before his story really blows up. Real classy of you.
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I've got to say, I wouldn't have thought it would be someone like you posting this story here. I would have thought that you would have preferred to bury this story.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, here's what happened.

    Black guy is at a protest against the Obama health care proposal. A bunch of white union thugs supporting Obama's proposal come over, get into an argument with him, and then beat him so bad that he has to get put in a wheelchair. Oh, and did I mention that they called him a nigger while they were doing this?

    See, where I come from, that's called a hate crime. But I guess PeteEU is completely okay with it.

    For the video of the aftermath:

    YouTube - Obama's SEIU Thugs Attack a Black Conservative Outside Russ Carnahan Town Hall. [RAW VIDEO]

    Some choice quotes:

    "You attacked him!"
    "No we didn't"
    "Yes you did!"
    "He attacked America!"

    If this guy were a liberal who had been beaten by republicans, Sharpton and Pelosi would have made him the most famous man in the country right now.

    And instead, you're on here trying to accuse him of...what, exactly? Not having insurance? Getting laid off? Not agreeing with you?

    It's good to see that you're following along with orders from thinkprogress to smear this victim before his story really blows up. Real classy of you.
    Stop trying to change the subject. But for the record any and all violence or attempts of violence by both sides is wrong.

    What this is about is this man's credibility and hypocrisy around him and not how he got hurt.

    It is your side that are using the situation he got himself into at the rally as an example of "how bad the left is" and all that jazz.

    But you and the party of "NO" fail to mention the fact that he has no health insurance because he lost his job, one of the key issues in the whole debate. And the fact that he asked via his lawyer for donations to pay for the treatment he needed after the situation he got himself into. So basically he got hurt protesting a idea that would give people like him healthcare and then when he needs healthcare there is nothing for him so he has to go out begging. That sir is a classic own goal of epic proportions.

    Then fast forward a day or so and we learn from a lawyer that he did have insurance via his wife. So tell me this.. is it not illegal in the US for someone to ask for charity when there is no charity needed? Is that not fraud? Another own goal of epic proportions.
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    RightinNYC, that does not change the point that Pete is making. It's a separate point, and what happened to him should be condemned, and as a law and order liberal, I hope those involved get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, it's still a separate point.

    You got to admit that what Pete posted is funnier than hell.

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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Stop trying to change the subject.
    The stuff I posted is the only part of this thread worth discussion.

    But for the record any and all violence or attempts of violence by both sides is wrong.
    Gee, thanks for that condemnation. Now where's the usual rant about how the US is racist and horrible? Do you only save that for situations where it fits your preferred narrative?

    What this is about is this man's credibility and hypocrisy around him and not how he got hurt.
    What the **** does his "hypocrisy" matter? If a black guy who was protesting Bush's policies (despite getting more money under the tax cuts) was beaten by republican thugs using racial slurs, I can guaran-****ing-tee you that nobody on here would be saying "oh, well forget the fact that he got beat, lets talk about his tax burden under bush v. clinton."

    You're so far off the reservation here that I can't understand how you think this is worthwhile.

    It is your side that are using the situation he got himself into at the rally as an example of "how bad the left is" and all that jazz.
    No, we're using the situation of how he got beat down by racist union thugs as an example of how ****ed up that mentality is.

    But you and the party of "NO" fail to mention the fact that he has no health insurance because he lost his job, one of the key issues in the whole debate. And the fact that he asked via his lawyer for donations to pay for the treatment he needed after the situation he got himself into. So basically he got hurt protesting a idea that would give people like him healthcare and then when he needs healthcare there is nothing for him so he has to go out begging. That sir is a classic own goal of epic proportions.

    Then fast forward a day or so and we learn from a lawyer that he did have insurance via his wife. So tell me this.. is it not illegal in the US for someone to ask for charity when there is no charity needed? Is that not fraud? Another own goal of epic proportions.
    This is far and away one of the ridiculous things I've read on here. Did it cross your mind that maybe he was misquoted? Or maybe he was mistaken? Maybe he thought he wasn't covered, but it turned out that he is? Maybe his coverage will pay for things like aspirin, but won't cover injuries incurred from beatdowns by union thugs?

    But hey, don't let me rain on your parade. I'm sure there's a thread about someone being raped that's just waiting for you to come by and explain why it's her fault for wearing that slutty dress.
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    RightinNYC, that does not change the point that Pete is making. It's a separate point, and what happened to him should be condemned, and as a law and order liberal, I hope those involved get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, it's still a separate point.

    You got to admit that what Pete posted is funnier than hell.
    True. About as funny as a hate crime that leaves a man in a wheel chair.

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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    RightinNYC, that does not change the point that Pete is making. It's a separate point, and what happened to him should be condemned, and as a law and order liberal, I hope those involved get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, it's still a separate point.

    You got to admit that what Pete posted is funnier than hell.
    No, it's indicative of a simplistic mindset. It's not at all incompatible to be without health insurance and yet oppose a particular health care proposal.

    There are a multitude of reasons why one could oppose a policy that they would stand to benefit from - the fact that Pete either won't or can't understand that is more of a reflection on his own shortcomings than of anything else.
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The stuff I posted is the only part of this thread worth discussion.
    Then take it some where else because that was never the intention of the thread and you know it. If you want to discuss then start a thread.
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    Re: Gladney The Uninsured Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Then take it some where else because that was never the intention of the thread and you know it. If you want to discuss then start a thread.
    It may not have been the intention, but the truth of the situation you posted has been brought to light and is now the focus of the thread.

    You didn't seriously think you would be unopposed in your attempt to smear this man without someone telling the whole story, did you?

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