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(Think Progress)   Uninsured conservative blogger in hospital with liver failure. Liberal and conservative bloggers band together to raise money for his medical bills. Good job guys, now just 45 million more to go   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 55
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2013-08-02 08:18:30 AM  
7 votes:
A conservative blogger needs health insurance.

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2013-08-02 12:01:37 AM  
6 votes:
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2013-08-02 10:44:42 AM  
3 votes:

spongeboob: Why is no one thinking of the children here?


Indeed. How much could they fetch on the open market? That would go a long way towards paying these bills that their deadbeat dad is racking up.
2013-08-02 10:08:14 AM  
3 votes:

Chummer45: No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.


We are Donne here.
2013-08-02 07:57:33 PM  
2 votes:
I hope he gets the personal responsibility transplant he so desperately needs.
2013-08-02 12:09:50 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: He looks kind of young to have liver failure. Bummer. WTF is he doing without health insurance though?


Well, dying of liver failure, for one.
2013-08-02 12:08:02 PM  
2 votes:

spongeboob: You don't really recover form a liver transplant, it is a daily diet of anti-rejection medications that have other side effects. Some people afterwards wish they had just gone gently into that good night.


My uncle had a liver transplant, and while he isn't 100%, and can no longer drink, his quality of life allows him to hunt, fish, boat and do carpentry work around the house, he just has to be more careful.  Even if this guy only is 50% of what he was, I'm sure he can still threaten to punch dying men on twitter a few hours a day.
2013-08-02 11:38:26 AM  
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
"This blogger goes to the hospital and the blogger community foots the bill.
Did anyone help him out? NO!"
2013-08-02 11:15:42 AM  
2 votes:
2013-08-02 10:43:25 AM  
2 votes:

spongeboob: Why is no one thinking of the children here?

Are they better off being raised by an apparent alcoholic with now chronic health problems or would they be better off if dad dies and their mom marries some healthy guy or maybe we should just offer them up for adoption to a traditional family.  There are stated to be beatiful in the article and this dude looks white so it shouldn't be hard to find a good family for them.


Somebody should have sex with his wife during her husband's painful recovery. She's probably lonely.
2013-08-02 10:18:29 AM  
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: Rann Xerox: We are Donne here.

every man is an island

-john derppe


And, when the bell tolls, who the hell cares?  It wasn't me.
2013-08-02 09:11:32 AM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: Mrbogey: NewportBarGuy: Imagine if his health care were covered by a single-payer entity. He wouldn't have to beg like some homeless person.

Instead he'd have to hope for the compassion of a faceless bureaucrat properly filing and approving his request and then receive bottom tier care. Relying on your neighbors and people who genuinely care for you to help you, that's no way to go through life, I tells ya. Gov't assistance... now that's dignified.

It's nice to know that the compassion some people feel towards him exists only as far as they want to prove a point.

A handout is a handout.  This man sits in harsh judgement of others, yet takes no responsibility for himself.


Sic semper derpis
2013-08-02 09:10:20 AM  
2 votes:
See, why can't every other person in the country follow his lead and rely upon charity for their basic needs
2013-08-02 02:52:51 PM  
1 votes:

mpirooz: It's nice to dream. Republicans don't learn from other people, only from their own experiences. It takes empathy to look at a situation someone is in and put yourself in their shoes.


Alas, that's likely true, but if the onlooker isn't a Republican we might have a shot.

Most Republicans will simply look at this guy and consider him a traitor for even accepting help from liberals, even if he didn't ask for it.

See, I grew up having a brother so for me this is a giant WIN. I do the right thing AND piss him off at the same time? That's the best day ever.
2013-08-02 02:31:25 PM  
1 votes:

CorporatePerson: Kill him with kindness


You mean, like, with this kind of pillow? Just turn it over see it's the last thing he sees....

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2013-08-02 12:56:32 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sure that the conservative blogger will completely miss the whole message and try to use this as a way to prove that all government programs are worthless and that only private charities are needed.
2013-08-02 12:34:58 PM  
1 votes:

Maud Dib: Felgraf: To people arguing with Aristocles-

Please be warned he has admitted to not arguing in good faith, and is an *admitted* troll.

See http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85539614#c85539614 and http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85540067#c85540067  .

. Named after a man who claimed to know nothing, he seems to think he's a lot more clever than he is.

I just figure it would be akin to arguing with.. man, whoever it was with the lists, after the person accidentally outed themselves
/Only this troll is far, faaarr less clever.

Question is, why hasn't an admitted troll been banhammered?It's in the goddamn FAQ.


Oh wait...never mind.

[i865.photobucket.com image 400x495]


Well, maybe he's an admitted ALT too.  Remember that one time at Fark camp, the moderator came in and said ALTing is fine.  So, maybe in the Fark deck of cards, being an admitted ALT trumps being an admitted TROLL?

I dunno, I'm just asking questions!
2013-08-02 12:07:32 PM  
1 votes:

valar_morghulis: Mrbogey: NewportBarGuy: Imagine if his health care were covered by a single-payer entity. He wouldn't have to beg like some homeless person.

Instead he'd have to hope for the compassion of a faceless bureaucrat properly filing and approving his request and then receive bottom tier care. Relying on your neighbors and people who genuinely care for you to help you, that's no way to go through life, I tells ya. Gov't assistance... now that's dignified.

It's nice to know that the compassion some people feel towards him exists only as far as they want to prove a point.

Kinda like how my mother donated her kidney to save her sister's life, only to have the GOVERNMENT drop her coverage -- into which she had paid thousands and thousands of dollars over the years -- just because she was classified as having "chronic kidney disease" as a result of her single-kidney status.

Oh, wait. That was a HUMANA bureaucrat, not a government bureaucrat.


Jeez.  How selfish can you be?  Couldn't you spare one, tiny second, to think of the poor, Humana execs and stockholders?
2013-08-02 11:52:12 AM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Mentat: Mrbogey: It's nice to know that the compassion some people feel towards him exists only as far as they want to prove a point.

Or maybe those on the left just aren't raging sociopaths.  Maybe the Tea Baggers have spent so much time defining empathy as a vice that they don't recognize genuine human compassion.

This thread is filled with people taking delight in the suffering of another because he acted like an ass at some point in his life. And you say they're not sociopaths?

I tend not to enjoy the suffering of another person. Them being an asshole still doesn't cause me joy to see them die or suffer


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2013-08-02 11:46:09 AM  
1 votes:
So instead of paying for insurance, he's begging other people to pay it for him?

Sounds like a conservative to me.
2013-08-02 11:44:09 AM  
1 votes:

coeyagi: BarkingUnicorn: coeyagi: So, if I understand the position of the FarkDerpCons here, if you live in a small town of 120 people and you don't have insurance, you are just supposed to hope your neighbors, who in this case happen to be poor, can help you pay for your cancer treatments?

WINNING!

Or you can get someone to launch an online fundraiser for you.

I was friends with a street shoe-shiner in Denver.  His mother died; at her funeral, his brother dropped dead. Neither had life insurance.  Claude was stuck with $7600 in funeral expenses (the dumbass).

I wrote a blog post about Claude and his predicament with a Paypal donation link, tweeted the post's URL to my followers, and within 72 hours most of his problem  was solved.  I imagine today's fundraising sites would have let him retire

He's really a wonderful man, and I'm a helluva salesman. But most of all, I surround myself with kind people.  Do that and you need not fear.

Funeral expenses < Medical expenses.

Did not read the rest, no need going down the rabbit hole of derp further.  The point is, what the f*ck is the big deal?  Everyone pay into a god damn system and we'll be fine.  Those evil socialist countries (with higher standards of living) seem to be doing just fine.


I can't be bother with people who can't be bothered.  Next, please!
2013-08-02 11:42:34 AM  
1 votes:
coeyagi:  Everyone pay into a god damn system and we'll be fine.  Those evil socialist countries (with higher standards of living) seem to be doing just fine.

I have you tagged as "sane".
It may not seem like much, but you should see what some of the others are tagged as.
2013-08-02 11:33:56 AM  
1 votes:
He should have just pulled himself up by his bootstraps and gotten a job that paid more so he could pay his own medical bills. Or maybe borrow $20,000 from his parents and start a business and provide healthcare for himself!

Sounds like a lazy taker to me.
2013-08-02 11:29:51 AM  
1 votes:
Do they sell bootstraps in the hospital gift shop?
2013-08-02 11:15:00 AM  
1 votes:
So he wants a handout instead of dealing with the situation he himself choose?
2013-08-02 11:07:00 AM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Relying on your neighbors and people who genuinely care for you to help you, that's no way to go through life, I tells ya. Gov't assistance... now that's dignified.


If only there was a way to allow everyone in the country (we're all neighbors, right?) to pay a small amount, which would go toward providing some kind of assurance that, if you get sick, you won't die because you can't come up with $25k. Hell, they could even spread the cost over a long period of time so these "neighbors" aren't out the entire cost all at once. I'm shocked someone hasn't thought of this already.
2013-08-02 11:03:47 AM  
1 votes:
He knew what he was getting into when he didn't buy insurance. I say let him crash.
2013-08-02 10:57:45 AM  
1 votes:
I'll be donating here:
The Ebert Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting arts and education programs. Donations can be be mailed to Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603.


Of course, in this bloggers name.
2013-08-02 10:48:15 AM  
1 votes:
Typical libtards, forcing socialism on a defensless american
2013-08-02 10:45:43 AM  
1 votes:

Great_Milenko: So, if everybody chips in a little bit for people they don't' even know, people in need will get the services they need without bankrupting themselves.   Interesting concept.


Inorite? That almost sounds like (wait for it)

Single-payer!
2013-08-02 10:45:03 AM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: spongeboob: Why is no one thinking of the children here?

Are they better off being raised by an apparent alcoholic with now chronic health problems or would they be better off if dad dies and their mom marries some healthy guy or maybe we should just offer them up for adoption to a traditional family.  There are stated to be beatiful in the article and this dude looks white so it shouldn't be hard to find a good family for them.

Somebody should have sex with his wife during her husband's painful recovery. She's probably lonely.


I hear Newt Gingrich is available
2013-08-02 10:41:30 AM  
1 votes:

spongeboob: Why is no one thinking of the children here?

Are they better off being raised by an apparent alcoholic with now chronic health problems or would they be better off if dad dies and their mom marries some healthy guy or maybe we should just offer them up for adoption to a traditional family.  There are stated to be beatiful in the article and this dude looks white so it shouldn't be hard to find a good family for them.


Send them to a FEMA camp for reeducation.
2013-08-02 10:21:57 AM  
1 votes:
www.sarawakreport.org

Donate 20 dollars and get a framed printout of his hateful posts!
2013-08-02 10:13:43 AM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: tricycleracer: Fart_Machine: Because it's totally practical to have your medical coverage by begging for donations.  I suggest you do this for the lulz.

I'm sick of getting 70 million emails each day asking me to contribute to a stranger's healthcare.  It's really inefficient if you ask me.

Much more efficient to pass a law that takes your money.  I'm serious, it is more efficient.


You think single-payer is less efficient than dozens of little health insurance fiefdoms?
2013-08-02 10:10:18 AM  
1 votes:

Rann Xerox: We are Donne here.


every man is an island

-john derppe
2013-08-02 10:00:54 AM  
1 votes:
Also reminds me a little of this: http://www.savewalterwhite.com/
2013-08-02 09:55:53 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, the sweet rush of schadenfreude.
2013-08-02 09:50:05 AM  
1 votes:
As a staunch conservative capitalist, I have to tell this fellow that he represents a terrible investment.
2013-08-02 09:49:45 AM  
1 votes:
There are 45 million Uninsured conservative bloggers in the US?!!

I think I found one of our problems
2013-08-02 09:45:22 AM  
1 votes:
Liver failure, so is this guy a drunk, a doper or did he get Hepatitis from some random sex encounter?


I am just asking questions here.
2013-08-02 09:29:38 AM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: CPT Ethanolic: The guy was an alcoholic. Many tweets from him involving vodka.

Good.  They're hesitant to give transplants to people that have substance abuse problems.

Karma, with a side of personal responsibility irony.  I like it.


Siskel & Ebert give this post two thumbs up!
2013-08-02 09:28:03 AM  
1 votes:

CPT Ethanolic: The guy was an alcoholic. Many tweets from him involving vodka.


Good.  They're hesitant to give transplants to people that have substance abuse problems.

Karma, with a side of personal responsibility irony.  I like it.
2013-08-02 09:26:38 AM  
1 votes:
What a uniquely American story - people pitching in to help because we refuse to pitch in to help.
2013-08-02 09:21:05 AM  
1 votes:

Chummer45: How can he celebrate the generosity of strangers in this situation, but condemn similarly situated people (who weren't so lucky) as an "irresponsible" person who "doesn't take responsibility for their own life" and therefore deserves to not have medical treatment?


If you don't have family and friends wealthy enough or internet savvy enough to raise money for your care you just made poor life choices, breh... so conscience clear, booyah! suck it libs!
2013-08-02 09:20:15 AM  
1 votes:

pigeonstopper: I hope the more conservative people of the country will eventually realize that helping to pay or the healthcare of another person is the basis of socialized medicine.

If you donate money to an uninsured person, you are literally practicing the system you abhor.



Giving to charitable causes does kind of undermine the whole "government handouts create a society of makers and takers" mantra, doesn't it?  But then again t I forgot, rich people are way more reliable, high-minded, and compassionate than "the government."
2013-08-02 09:13:11 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe he can get RON PAUL to help and....oh wait.
2013-08-02 09:12:45 AM  
1 votes:
Way to become a mooching parasite, Captain Bootstrap.
Next time, learn how to hold your liquor.
2013-08-02 09:12:41 AM  
1 votes:
I hope the more conservative people of the country will eventually realize that helping to pay or the healthcare of another person is the basis of socialized medicine.

If you donate money to an uninsured person, you are literally practicing the system you abhor.
2013-08-02 09:09:57 AM  
1 votes:
Too bad he didn't just smoke weed
2013-08-02 08:37:07 AM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Instead he'd have to hope for the compassion of a faceless bureaucrat properly filing and approving his request and then receive bottom tier care


He should have given Aetna or Aflac, or Providence, or Humana thousands of his bootstrappy dollars over the years so some faceless corporate accountant could rescind his policy for not disclosing he had acne in high school.
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2013-08-02 08:32:11 AM  
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Imagine if his health care were covered by a single-payer entity. He wouldn't have to beg like some homeless person.


Not bootstrappy enough.
2013-08-02 07:40:57 AM  
1 votes:

Mrbogey: Instead he'd have to hope for the compassion of a faceless bureaucrat properly filing and approving his request and then receive bottom tier care.


You know how I know you have no idea what you're talking about?
2013-08-02 07:30:03 AM  
1 votes:
He looks kind of young to have liver failure. Bummer. WTF is he doing without health insurance though?
2013-08-02 01:57:36 AM  
1 votes:
How about we all start sending him his own quotes about Roger Ebert?

http://www.sarawakreport.org/2011/07/taib-blogger-insults-islam/
2013-08-02 12:22:29 AM  
1 votes:
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