Assigned Reading: Health Care Activist Bites Off Finger of Opponent
(FROM: Los Angeles Times)
To be honest, the only reason I wanted to highlight this article was to make use of the funny headline. While I certainly cannot understate the personal venom and vitriol seen from the left–and especially those affiliated with MoveOn.org–when it comes to physical altercations there are generally two sides to the fight, and every account I’ve read said that the man whose finger was bitten off threw the first punch.
That being said, to paraphrase a line by Austin Powers: “Who bites off someone else’s finger? Honestly! You fight like Mike Tyson!”
I figure, though, that if there is any bright side to all of this, it’s that the person newly sans digit can bring himself to a good hospital in a good health care system to get the sucker sewed back on correctly. In a government-run program, it might have been sewed back onto a much less appropriate spot — like his forehead, or slightly north of his scrotum.