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    Healthcare activist bites off finger of counter-demonstrator, authorities say
    September 3, 2009 | 10:29 am


    Authorities are searching for a healthcare reform activist today who they said bit off the finger of a 65-year-old counter-demonstrator during a fight at a MoveOn.org rally in Thousand Oaks.

    “It all started with their difference in philosophy over healthcare reform,” said Senior Deputy Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

    The incident occurred about 7 p.m. Wednesday at a “We Can’t Afford to Wait Vigil” organized by affiliates of the activist group MoveOn.org, which drew supporters of President Obama’s healthcare plan, Buschow said. The rally also attracted several counter-protesters, he said.

    During the rally at Lynn Road and Hillcrest Drive, near the Oaks Mall, the two men got into a heated argument and began fighting.

    “At which point, one man bit off the left pinky of the other,” Buschow said.

    The injured demonstrator then drove himself to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center about a mile away, he said.

    Ilyse Hogue, director of political advocacy and communications for MoveOn.org, called the incident “a regrettable act of violence” in a statement released this morning.

    “While we do not have any more facts about what happened than what we saw in press accounts, MoveOn condemns violence in all forms,” Hogue said. “We support the Ventura County sheriff’s investigation into the situation. It is in our firm hope that this event does not detract from the tens of thousands who were out peacefully making their voices heard for health care reform and a public option.”

    Authorities said they are looking for a white male in his late 40s or 50s who was last seen wearing black shorts and a black shirt.

    “We’re still trying to figure out who was the aggressor,” Buschow said.

    My guess would be the guy with 10 fingers was the agressor
    A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to, and including their life. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact!

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    Originally posted by ray8285 View Post

    Authorities said they are looking for a white male in his late 40s or 50s who was last seen wearing black shorts and a black shirt.

    “We’re still trying to figure out who was the aggressor,” Buschow said.

    My guess would be the guy with 10 fingers was the agressor

    "All your fingers are belong to us"
    Last edited by FNA209; 09-04-2009, 02:25 AM.
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      On a different note, we have seen a move towards a more "hands-on" approach in the Health Control debate. The majority of those using that "hands-on" approach are not the astro-turf protesters. They are the good guys who are attending these meetings on their own time because they feel so strongly about the issue. Like this guy-

      Elston McGowan is the Public Service Director of SEIU Local 2000 and a local Baptist minister.

      He is also one of the SEIU thugs who beat Kenneth Gladney after the Russ Carnahan town hall meeting in St. Louis last month. McGowan said Gladney, who is half his size, actually attacked him. He claims he was the victim even those he was hauled to jail for the attack.
      ...
      Elston McGowan is asking the SEIU for workman's comp for the injury he suffered at the Carnahan rally while beating Ken Gladney's *****.
      ...
      He was on the clock.
      ...
      This, also from 24th State, was posted at the The Community Arts Media Project. Elston is asking for donations to cover his expenses...


      hat tip to DANEgerus.
      Last edited by FNA209; 09-04-2009, 02:54 AM.
      "Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince" - Unknown Author
      ______________________________________________

      "That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." - Thomas Jefferson
      ______________________________________________

      “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” - John Adams

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