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2013-02-25 07:22:08 PM  
Came for the RIP Chad Everett and leaving now.
 
2013-02-25 07:23:19 PM  
This is the guy who stole all that money and parachuted out of the plane, right?
 
2013-02-25 07:23:21 PM  
don't understand:

Dammit - beat me to it
 
2013-02-25 07:24:18 PM  

Sliding Carp: Needs a 'Hero' tag.  Hard-core rightwing uniform-loving ideologue who put all that aside in his official behavior and did his best to do the best thing(s) for the country.


yup.
 
2013-02-25 07:24:34 PM  
"Smoke 'em if you've got 'em." -- Spaceballs
 
2013-02-25 07:24:39 PM  
childfriendlynews.com

RIP CHRIS EVERT
 
2013-02-25 07:26:11 PM  
o.aolcdn.com

RIP COOP
 
2013-02-25 07:27:26 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
R.I.P. MOUNT EVEREST

/Beaten to Kenny Everett.
 
2013-02-25 07:28:23 PM  
Am I in before Gran Kooperellos from Futurama?
 
2013-02-25 07:28:46 PM  
Damn Fark, you're slacking.  This was on NPR on my ride home.

First off,

Tymast: [thatdame.com image 628x434]
performing at the funeral?


Yeah, I had that stuck in my head.

Second, what I came away with from the NPR story was that dude kicked ass

.http://www.npr.org/2013/02/25/172908817/koop-turned-surgeon-general s-o ffice-into-mighty-education-platform

I am well aware of the fact that most people get AIDS by doing things that other people don't do and don't approve of doing.  That doesn't mean that we abandon the IV drug user or the homosexual who is now as far as I"m concern, neither of those people, he is a sick man or woman.  I have to take care of him, and as I said, I'm the surgeon general of all the people, the rich and the poor, the white and the black.

What you may call moral and what you may call immoral, but I have to meet them at the sore point of anxiety about their health, not my health.


/DAMN RIGHT
//sucks about the website and the knee-jerk Republicans he pissed off by telling the truth
///those don't exist anymore right?
 
2013-02-25 07:29:01 PM  

lack of warmth: Torgo_of_Manos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Was it lung cancer?

I think that it was being 96

Or did he wrap his snowmobile around a tree during a race?

Or snowboarding?

Or a pickup hockey game?

Or mosh pit at an ICP concert?

I wish she would tell us.


I know how;

He was gunned down by some Libyans. Why? He took their plutonium and gave them a bomb full of pinball parts.

/ Great Scott!
 
2013-02-25 07:29:58 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

RIP C. Nelson Koop
 
2013-02-25 07:30:24 PM  
This was the first Surgeon General I was aware of. He did more to teach me about AIDS than any teacher I had.
(He was ALWAYS on TV and in the newspaper. Why has the Surgeon General been muted? When was the last time you heard the SG speak or saw her on TV?)
Rest in Peace, Sir. You did well.
 
2013-02-25 07:30:35 PM  
Just to put some perspective on how good a guy Koop was despite being a hardcore rightwinger in his personal politics, here's the rest of Reagan's first-term appointees.

Al Haig, Secretary of State. One of Nixon's hatchet men; lasted only a year.
Don Regan, Treasury Secretary. Father of Reaganomics, source of most of our current national debt.
Cap Weinberger, Defense Secretary. Would have been imprisoned in the Iran-Contra affair if not pre-emptively pardoned by GHW Bush.
James Watt, worst Interior Secretary ever. A complete loon who thought environmental protection was unnecessary since Jesus was going to call us all home soon.
William French Smith, Attorney General. A non-entity later replaced by Reagan's idiotic crook of a crony, Ed Meese.

The list goes on.
 
2013-02-25 07:31:07 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Damn Fark, you're slacking.  This was on NPR on my ride home.

First off,
Tymast: [thatdame.com image 628x434]
performing at the funeral?

Yeah, I had that stuck in my head.

Second, what I came away with from the NPR story was that dude kicked ass

.http://www.npr.org/2013/02/25/172908817/koop-turned-surgeon-general s-o ffice-into-mighty-education-platform

I am well aware of the fact that most people get AIDS by doing things that other people don't do and don't approve of doing.  That doesn't mean that we abandon the IV drug user or the homosexual who is now as far as I"m concern, neither of those people, he is a sick man or woman.  I have to take care of him, and as I said, I'm the surgeon general of all the people, the rich and the poor, the white and the black.

What you may call moral and what you may call immoral, but I have to meet them at the sore point of anxiety about their health, not my health.

/DAMN RIGHT
//sucks about the website and the knee-jerk Republicans he pissed off by telling the truth
///those don't exist anymore right?


It's sad that people could get mad at a doctor for bring humane.
 
2013-02-25 07:31:13 PM  
Will there be a 21 toothbrush salute at his funeral?
 
2013-02-25 07:31:40 PM  

mbillips: Farewell, Admiral Neckbeard. You were the only member of Reagan's freak show cabinet (remember James Watt? HOO boy) who actually turned out to be good at his job.


I sure do, but I'm not sure how his improvements to steam engines caused problems for the US.
 
2013-02-25 07:32:33 PM  
Daniel Day-Lewis will play him in the movie.
 
2013-02-25 07:32:59 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Damn Fark, you're slacking.  This was on NPR on my ride home.


yeah.  slippin indeed.  saw it on PBS newshour about 3 minutes before it was on here.
 
2013-02-25 07:33:27 PM  
That's too bad. I really liked his popcorn commercials.
 
2013-02-25 07:33:48 PM  
Although it really sucks that his sex ed efforts were kind of for naught.  I'm sure it's better than it was before he started, but I graduated high school in this current millennium, in a middle class city that solidly voted Democrat, and my health teacher damn near pleaded with us to find a trusted adult - not another teen, we didn't know enough to realize we didn't know anything - to ask about sex.  The contraception/safe sex section of our book was helpfully located in the center so it could be easily torn out.  So nice of the manufacturer.

/thankfully I had a Mom who planted my brother and I firmly on the couch and made us watch a decent PBS sex ed VHS tape from the library in middle school
//awkward as hell but we got the message
///that it was so terrifyingly awkward probably helped to reinforce that message, actually...
 
2013-02-25 07:33:49 PM  
I'm pretty sure the last Surgeon General to actually live up to his Jorb title was Lincoln's
 
2013-02-25 07:34:26 PM  
news.bbcimg.co.uk

RIP COUP
 
2013-02-25 07:34:33 PM  
I have a strict no-exceptions policy on weird facial hair.

Exception granted to Mr. Koop.
 
2013-02-25 07:36:42 PM  
Somehow I knew that would be the headline.
 
2013-02-25 07:37:18 PM  
So long Doctor Facefeathers.
 
2013-02-25 07:38:31 PM  

RIP Rupert Everett
 
2013-02-25 07:38:57 PM  
Goodnight, funnybeardman.
 
2013-02-25 07:39:17 PM  

mbillips: Al Haig, Secretary of State. One of Nixon's hatchet men; lasted only a year.


But he got to be in charge for a little while, though.

/rest well, Dr. Koop
//lighting a Camel in your honor
 
2013-02-25 07:40:48 PM  
Ha! No more smoking in Heaven! Deal with it, you pansies!
 
2013-02-25 07:41:16 PM  
Was operated on by this dude when I was 2.
 
2013-02-25 07:42:00 PM  

The Flexecutioner: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Damn Fark, you're slacking.  This was on NPR on my ride home.

yeah.  slippin indeed.  saw it on PBS newshour about 3 minutes before it was on here.


To be fair, he was in his 90s, and they probably had the obits ready.

But my ride home from work was also like 2 hours ago.

I was too young to really know who he was (I knew who he was afterward, but I didn't experience his tenure first hand really).  But I grew up in the 90s/00s where AIDS was certainly out in the public sphere and with a Surgeon General of less character looking toward his future prospects there'd probably be a lot more dead.

And it's sad, really, that it's so damn impressive when someone puts aside their politics and just does what's right for their job without any BS or posturing or maneuvering.  On either side, mind you.

Though Koop was philosophically opposed to abortion on personal and religious grounds, he declined to state that abortion procedures performed by qualified medical professionals posed a substantial health risk to the women whose pregnancies were being terminated, despite political pressure to endorse such a position.

Because... it wasn't true.

Effing a.  That's the type of person I respect *immensely*.  We might disagree on a moral level, but facts are facts and we can agree to disagree about the rest.
 
2013-02-25 07:42:54 PM  

Munchkin City Coroner: FTA: He said by age 5, he knew he wanted to be a surgeon, and at age 13, he practiced his skills on neighborhood cats.

Well, from there it was either surgeon or serial killer.


Dahmer was just upset he wasn't chosen to be Surgeon General.
 
2013-02-25 07:43:31 PM  

Damn decent guy, did his job to the best of his ability.  I expected more "welcometofark" type hate and snark.
Leaving pleasantly surprised.


R.I.P. DR.
 
2013-02-25 07:44:41 PM  

Bohnanza: Was operated on by this dude when I was 2.


Wiki:

Baby Doe and the Rights of Handicapped Children:
In April 1982, a child born in Bloomington, Indiana was diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula. Six days later, after court involvement and parental discussion involving disagreement among physicians about whether or not to treat the baby or let him die, the baby died, having been denied surgical treatment to correct his esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Baby Doe, as he would be known, became a symbol for children with birth defects, handicapped infants, and the debate over infanticide. Koop was not initially involved with the Baby Doe case but had a special interest in it. As a pediatric surgeon in Philadelphia, he and his colleagues had operated on 475 such babies during his 35 years there, with ever-increasing survival rates. During his last eight years in active practice, Koop never lost a full-term baby upon whom he had operated to correct esophageal atresia. It was due to this background that he became actively involved championing policies to protect the rights of newborns with defects, which led to Congress passing the Baby Doe Amendment.


Honestly, I needed some inspiration today. Sucks that he died, but damn if he didn't fight some good fights.
 
2013-02-25 07:45:02 PM  
image.motortrend.com

RIP ELIMINATOR
 
2013-02-25 07:46:38 PM  
Everett raising awareness about the AIDS epidemic saved countless amounts of lives from new infections.
 
2013-02-25 07:47:05 PM  
I'm at the cigar shop right now, And everyone just lit one up in honor of the late surgeon general.
 
2013-02-25 07:47:14 PM  
Dated a girl that lost a lot of money in drkoop.com stock. Fun times.
 
2013-02-25 07:48:48 PM  

greasefire11: This was the first Surgeon General I was aware of. He did more to teach me about AIDS than any teacher I had.
(He was ALWAYS on TV and in the newspaper. Why has the Surgeon General been muted? When was the last time you heard the SG speak or saw her on TV?)
Rest in Peace, Sir. You did well.


I think there was an incident where Clinton's SG said teens should be given condoms, or something. Ever since then the SG has been a nonentity.
 
2013-02-25 07:49:59 PM  
cdn100.iofferphoto.com

R.I.P., C. Everett, Troop
 
2013-02-25 07:50:51 PM  
Hipster douche.
 
2013-02-25 07:51:07 PM  
The job ain't been the same since they handed it off to Joycelyn Elders.
 
2013-02-25 07:51:31 PM  
www.gamexplain.com

RIP Koopa Troopa
 
2013-02-25 07:52:53 PM  
Nothing against him but people who inhaled smoke into their lungs for 30 years needed to be told that it was bad for you?
 
2013-02-25 07:53:53 PM  
Ok, so one good thing that Reagan did, but it was by accident.
 
2013-02-25 07:54:34 PM  
StreetlightIn the Ghetto Although it really sucks that his sex ed efforts were kind of for naught.  I'm sure it's better than it was before he started, but I graduated high school in this current millennium, in a middle class city that solidly voted Democrat, and my health teacher damn near pleaded with us to find a trusted adult - not another teen, we didn't know enough to realize we didn't know anything - to ask about sex.  The contraception/safe sex section of our book was helpfully located in the center so it could be easily torn out.  So nice of the manufacturer.

/thankfully I had a Mom who planted my brother and I firmly on the couch and made us watch a decent PBS sex ed VHS tape from the library in middle school
//awkward as hell but we got the message
///that it was so terrifyingly awkward probably helped to reinforce that message, actually...


That sucks to hear that bad sex education still persists to this day. I had the bare minimum sex ed  in the 80's when Koop was the surgeon general, although I don't blame him. It's more local community standards and I just happened to be living in the most conservative part of Wisconsin.

To be fair, we did have the teacher show how pregnancy occurs by having one of those bare minimal fallopian tube diagrams - but how that made any sense when they didn't show how it had any relation to the outside body.  It was all pretty worthless.  And there was of course, no mention of contraceptives.  I don't think I learned a thing, except the vaguest notions of the interior organs of a female.

With my parents not at willing to give me the birds and bees talk, its a wonder I didn't knock up some chick.  I learned everything from VHS porn.  Oh yeah. I was too much of a nerd to talk any girl in HS into giving it up.  Just as well.
 
2013-02-25 07:55:36 PM  
Good bye last surgeon general I could name.
 
2013-02-25 07:56:43 PM  
RIP ALICE COOPER

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-25 07:56:46 PM  
As best I can tell he was the last honest government employee that actually cared about the welfare of his country and acted accordingly.

And yeah, I'm aware he left that position 24 years ago.

/sorry state of affairs
 
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