September 03, 2009

Men Behaving Badly Yes We Cannibal

From biting comments between organized pro-government health-care protesters and free-market advocates, to straight-out biting:

A 65-year-old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.

About 100 protesters sponsored by were having a rally supporting health care reform. A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.

A witness from the scene says a man was walking through the anti-reform group to get to the pro-reform side when he got into an altercation with the 65-year-old, who opposes health care reform.

If that sounds clear as mud to you, you are not alone.

In English, a man trying to get to the MoveOn.Org rally got into an altercation with a free market supporter, and during the confrontation, the MoveOn.Org bit the man's pinky finger off.

Lefty blogger Karoli at Drums and Whistles was there as part of the MoveOn.Org crowd and claims that the 65-year-old free market supporter/biting victim was the aggressor and instigated the violence by intimidating one MoveOn.Org attendee before punching the guy who bit his finger off.

Law enforcement is investigating, but it seems possible that charges may be warranted on both sides.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 3, 2009 09:09 AM

What? No Big Lebowski nihilist reference?

Donny: Are these the Nazis, Walter?

Walter Sobchak: No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.

Posted by: armadillo at September 3, 2009 09:33 AM

Charges on both sides? If punching a hippy in the mouth is wrong, then I dont want to be right...

Posted by: Mick Kraut at September 3, 2009 11:29 AM

MoveOn: It all started when the he hit us back...

Posted by: Nick at September 3, 2009 11:44 AM

Whoever started it, this is what happens when you try to engage Dem thugs physically. The smarter thing to do is what I've been trying to get people to do for over 2.5 years. The latest attempt involves trying to get people to ask these questions.

Your leaders are perfectly content to let you be repeatedly snowed by politicians by asking weak things. Some of them don't want you to ask anything tough because it would impact the bottom lines of their funders. And, the rest simply want to put on a show for cable TV.

Posted by: 24AheadDotCom at September 3, 2009 12:28 PM

As I type, I am listening to a guy on the Rush Limbaugh Show (talking with fill-in host Mark Steyn) who says he was a witness to the incident. "Scott from Thousand Oaks" is giving a detailed account and tells Mark it was the elderly anti-ObamaCare protester who lost his finger to the pro-ObamaCare protester, who was the aggressor. The caller is now saying he actually found the severed finger and helped escort the victim to the hospital.

This will all be sorted out eventually, and when it is, make sure you have the story straight, and don't let anyone switch the scenario. The Obamanoid Alinskyites like to confuse such issues so that nobody can claim to really know the facts that don't benefit them.

Posted by: L.N. Smithee at September 3, 2009 12:47 PM

This is the year of the video report which has embarrassed plenty of our representatives when they were caught not doing their jobs and trying to smear citizen tax payers. This report just shows that each of us should know, seriously now, that government and any paid thugs need watching. I'm sure if there hadn't been any cameras at the event the guy would have eaten the finger but..we'll never know now. Too bad. Pack a video camera because the thugs work in the dark. Those days have to be over.

Posted by: SenatorMark4 at September 3, 2009 01:16 PM

The cannibal should be prosecuted in the fullest extent of the law.

Posted by: myna at September 3, 2009 01:43 PM

Darn it - I meant to say Dr. Lawrence Hunter On Health Care Reform KILL BILL. Why We Should Not Get Too Excited About Obama Dropping The Public Option.

Maybe I was too excited. One word - "not". Darn, darn, darn.

Posted by: GJMerits at September 3, 2009 01:59 PM

If the bitee stuck after having his finger bitten off then he can not be charged with anything. He acted in self defense.
Since the loony left thinks using "scary words" is torture when it is not, the biter will try to make a false claim of self defense.
We all know the coverage would be very different had the roles been switched.

Posted by: fishydude at September 3, 2009 02:18 PM

It was Mike Tyson. I just know it! First ears, now fingers. What's next?!

Liberals are like arithmetic; they add trouble, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance.

Except now I have to change subtract pleasure to subtract fingers.

Posted by: GJMerits at September 3, 2009 02:32 PM

Yes We Can! Enjoy a fine repast of human flesh!
Yes We Can! Get in the face of 65-year old people and then eat them!
Yes We Can! Solve the world hunger problem by consuming our enemies!
Yes We Can! Use Obamacare and the Death Panels to create Soylent Green!

Posted by: neal5x5 at September 3, 2009 02:45 PM

Was the biter a canabinoid?

Posted by: Tom D at September 3, 2009 02:56 PM

Mental Note:

Do not give the finger to Obama's Zombie supporters... they might want to keep it.

Mental Note:

Do not yell "Bite Me" to Obama's Zombie supporters... they might do it.

/Hannibal Lector would be proud of the Zombie supporters.

Posted by: Steele at September 3, 2009 03:11 PM

Someone really needs to locate the perpetrator so authorities can check if he is up to date on his rabies shots.
Don't bite my finger off, Bro.

Posted by: x at September 3, 2009 04:11 PM

Donner, party of five? Your table is ready.

Posted by: Thomas at September 3, 2009 04:34 PM

Remember, don't waste your time or precious ammo on anything but headshots. Even a severed head will try to take a bite given the opportunity.

Posted by: megapotamus at September 3, 2009 04:39 PM


Posted by: Jim Treacher at September 3, 2009 04:58 PM

The latest information is that the Obamacare supporter had taunted the old guy because his son is a Marine fighting for us overseas. Apparently the Codepink crowd was on hand, too. After a few calls I was told that the Obama Cannibal actually bit and swallowed the finger. Obviously this will be factually confirmed soon as to whether the victim is 9 or 10 fingered.

This all follows the incident just a few weeks ago in which a local Ventura Peace Activist identified as Grant Markus attacked a local Doctor who dared questioned the single payer system being promoted by a local Democrat Group. The Peace Activist and Obamacare advocate was hauled away in handcuffs.

Posted by: Rupp at September 3, 2009 05:02 PM

Quoted from and linked to at:

Posted by: Bob Belvedere at September 3, 2009 07:44 PM

I was lead here by Malkin, Queen of the Internets.

I am going to use your rewrite in some photoshop action.

If I can make something good, I shall let you know.

Posted by: The Rude Dog at September 3, 2009 10:34 PM

"Lefty blogger Karoli at Drums and Whistles was there as part of the MoveOn.Org crowd and claims that the 65-year-old free market supporter/biting victim was the aggressor and instigated the violence by intimidating one MoveOn.Org attendee before punching the guy who bit his finger off."

Karoli has the events wrong. She describes a tall man in an orange shirt intimidating the moveon folks, and then punching the cannibal guy.

But Rice is a short guy who was wearing a khaki shirt.

So I would take her account with a large grain of salt.

Posted by: stace at September 4, 2009 12:31 AM

If we hear of more such attacks, then: "Because liberalism is a persistent cannibalistic state"

Posted by: Apostic at September 4, 2009 02:48 AM

Charges on BOTH sides? Come on. One side's position (that the old guy hit the Moveon guy)is based on the statement of a Moveon supporter. Hmm, might that person be lying? The other side's position (that the Moveon Guy bit off the finger of the old guy) is supported by something just a little bit more credible. A SEVERED FINGER LYING IN THE STREET! The Constitution does not require us to be IDIOTS! Jail for the Cannibal.

Posted by: JR at September 4, 2009 11:27 AM