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(WMUR New Hampshire) NewsFlash C. Everett has flown the Koop   (wmur.com) divider line 23
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2013-02-25 05:39:23 PM  
12 votes:
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.
2013-02-25 07:28:46 PM  
3 votes:
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 06:24:09 PM  
3 votes:

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.


If only the current crop of politicians could figure out how to do that.
2013-02-25 07:30:35 PM  
2 votes:
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.
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-25 07:17:07 PM  
2 votes:
All snark and fun aside, this was a good man, who did great good, even in the face of whining and screaming by the far-right conservatives of whom he was one of the ilk. But he was too professional and humane to let that color his actions. Are really good man.
2013-02-25 07:08:36 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-25 07:06:33 PM  
2 votes:

nekom: 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.

If only the current crop of politicians could figure out how to do that.


That would require a soul.

Also, RIP weird beard dude.
2013-02-25 07:05:31 PM  
2 votes:
Poo poo pa-dooooooooooop
2013-02-25 06:23:43 PM  
2 votes:
In his honor this picture needs a caption contest
img.washingtonpost.com

From WaPo -- Former Surgeon General Koop dies
2013-02-25 06:07:13 PM  
2 votes:
This is worse than your song about Mr. T.
2013-02-25 08:29:00 PM  
1 votes:

corq: 96 years old?  doingitright.jpg

He was the first guy I'd seen in authority take a seriously sober stand on STD's in the panic of the mid 80's regarding AIDS. I remember hearing about his religious background and thought he was damned ballsy for promoting the concept 'if you're going to have sex anyway, be safer about it'. Which I clearly remember did not go over well at the time.

Also adding my personal [HERO] tag; I feel a certain statistical certainty he may have saved a few lives from my graduating class generation in those years.

Godspeed, Dr. Koop.


What Corq just said. Thank you, Corq. Thank you, Dr. Koop.
2013-02-25 08:07:21 PM  
1 votes:
96 years old?  doingitright.jpg

He was the first guy I'd seen in authority take a seriously sober stand on STD's in the panic of the late 80's regarding AIDS. I remember hearing about his religious background and thought he was damned ballsy for promoting the concept 'if you're going to have sex anyway, be safer about it'. Which I clearly remember did not go over well at the time.

Also adding my personal [HERO] tag; I feel a certain statistical certainty he may have saved a few lives from my graduating class generation in those years.

Godspeed, Dr. Koop.
2013-02-25 07:46:38 PM  
1 votes:
Everett raising awareness about the AIDS epidemic saved countless amounts of lives from new infections.
2013-02-25 07:42:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:21:08 PM  
1 votes:
thatdame.com
performing at the funeral?
2013-02-25 07:14:57 PM  
1 votes:
go on well remembered, you did your part. we should all be so lucky.
2013-02-25 07:14:54 PM  
1 votes:
Here we go!

The Surgeon General, Doctor Koop
S'posed to give you all the poop
But when he's with P.M.R.C.
The poop he's scoopin'
Amazes me

C-Span showed him, all dressed up
In his phoney Doctor God get-up
He looked in the camera and fixed his specs
'N gave a fascinating lecture
'Bout anal sex
ANAL SEX
ANAL SEX
ANAL SEX
ANAL SEX

He says it is not good for us
We just can't be promiscuous
He's just a doctor - he should know
It's the work of the Devil, so
Girls, don't blow!
DON'T BLOW
DON'T BLOW

Don't blow Jimmy, don't blow Bobby
Get yourself another hobby
(If Jesus practiced medicine
I'm sure he'd do it
Just like him)

Is Doctor Koop a man to trust?
It seems at least that Reagan must
(And Ron's a trusting sort of guy -
He trusts Ed Meese
I wonder why?)
I WONDER WHY
WONDER WHY

The A.M.A. has just got caught
For doin' stuff they shouldn't ought
All they do is lie and lie
Where's Doctor Koop?
He's standin' by

Surgeon General? What's the deal?
Is your epidemic real?
Are we leaving something out?
Something we can't talk about?
A little green monkey over there
Kills a million people?
That's not fair!
Did it really go that way?
Did you ask the C.I.A.?
Would they take you serious,
Or have THEY been
Promiscuous
Have THEY been Promiscuous
Have THEY been Promiscuous
Have THEY been Promiscuous

-FZ
2013-02-25 07:11:57 PM  
1 votes:
This is sad. He is also the last Surgeon General that I can remember the name of. That's sad too.
2013-02-25 07:11:40 PM  
1 votes:
"For all the latest medical poop, call Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Poo-poo-pa-doop.
2013-02-25 07:08:37 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Was it lung cancer?


Masturbation.

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.


You mean it's possible to do your job without pushing an ideology?
2013-02-25 07:07:39 PM  
1 votes:
"Ironically enough, C. Everett Koop was done in by tofu and bean sprouts."  --Opus
2013-02-25 06:09:18 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Was it lung cancer?


I think that it was being 96
2013-02-25 05:48:15 PM  
1 votes:
"All I have done is face the issues that were there and deal with them with as much integrity and honesty as I could, and I'm somewhat surprised that everybody thinks I am so unusual," he said.

Also, he popularized the neckbeard.
 
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