Gladney’s Lawyer: He’s Unemployed, Insured and Making Money From the Alleged Attack

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Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I just got off the phone with David Brian Brown, the St. Louis, Mo., lawyer who has appeared with Kenneth Gladney, the black man who claims he was beaten up by a bunch of Service Employees International Union members outside a town hall meeting in St. Louis. Gladney says he was just there  innocently selling Gadsden flags — those flags with the coiled snake that say “Don’t Tread On Me” and became symbols of the recent GOP Tea Party protests.

Here’s the video that shows the alleged attack — and Gladney (the one in the grey polo shirt) walking around casually after the incident, claiming that an SEIU member attacked him. Meanwhile, as Daily Kos diarist KevinNYC points out in his play-by-play of the event, there’s a big white guy in a white polo shirt yelling — “they attacked him!” The guy on the video looks strikingly like his lawyer, David Brown, who now says he was a witness to the event, so he can’t officially represent Gladney.

When I asked Brown, who was in a car with Gladney on their way to see Brown’s brother, who is going to be Gladney’s official lawyer, Brown said that there’s been lots of misinformation floating around online about this case.

For one, Brown said, contrary to recent reports like this one from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gladney wasn’t laid off and has health insurance. “He’s just unemployed,” says Brown, and “has insurance through his wife.”

Although Brown initially identified Gladney as “a friend,” when I asked him what line of work Gladney is in, he had to go ask Gladney about that before he could report back to me that about a year ago, Gladney worked for an optical store. Brown said he thinks Gladney’s wife is a social worker, but he’s really not sure.

Meanwhile, though Gladney appears to be just fine in the video right after he was supposedly beaten up, he showed up the next day at a tea party event in a wheelchair. At the event, Bill Hennessy, the organizer of the St. Louis tea parties, asked the crowd to donate money to Gladney to help him pay for his injuries, despite the fact that he now says he has insurance. When I asked Brown about this, he said: “Well, who doesn’t need a donation? If people want to give him a donation because he’s injured and unemployed, that’s up to them.” Brown said Gladney has raised about $1,100 in donations so far.

Brown also told me that Gladney is not a conservative activist. He was just selling the 18th-century patriotic resistance flags to try to make some extra money. Brown said Gladney plans to sue both the individuals he says attacked him and the SEIU, since the “attackers” were wearing union T-shirts and “unions have a 100-year history of intimidation.”

On the Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Friday, Gladney said he’s “in some pain” but “I’m okay, I’m still kind of shaken up, just kind of upset about the whole thing.”

Brown said he doesn’t yet have the medical report of his client’s alleged injuries, but that his lawyer brother, Andrew Beeny, will be getting a copy for the lawsuit. Brown said he didn’t know whether his brother would release the report to the public.

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philosimphy
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

Wow, this is delicious. Every disruption apologist is trotting out this guy's story as if it will prove, once and for all, that they aren't a bunch of loons. To paraphrase them: “See! Libs attacked one of our Blacks! We aren't the crazy ones!”


Name
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

Philo, you're wrong. What does it matter that this guy was black? He was attacked for exercising his right of free speech and capitalism. I'd be outraged if this was a white guy attacked by a white guy, black on black, white on black, black on white, etc….Get over it. You are clearly the one hung up on the race issue and not the civil liberty issue. We have a constitutional right to disagree. Do you want the thought police to intervene?


Jack
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

Nice try there Jimmy Hoffa for trying to justify these 20's strong arm tactics. How many “buddies” you got working for SEIU? Clown!


Jack
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

that was for the “author” of the article not the commentators


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strangely_enough
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

There's no constitutional right to be an @sshole, and it's not clear that he was attacked at all, much less for “free speech and capitalism.”


Sherrill
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

Actually, it looked more like Gladney was one of the aggressors.


republicanstupidity
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

If you watch the video of this so called attack he was not the one on the ground, he union worker was, he was not the one being kicked, the union worker was…this is all going to backfire in his stupid face…another monkey from the circus trying to make a buck pathetic


republicanstupidity
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

This clown is a lying POS!! Looking to make a buck watch the video (BTW) he was the one thats standing taling to the video camera that clearly shows he was the one doing the violence


Huh
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

It's not 100% clear he was attacked, but you are assuming he wasn't. Let's assume he was attacked for the sake of arguement. Is defending yourself against multiple attackers being the aggressor?


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

At the event, Bill Hennessy, the organizer of the St. Louis tea parties, asked the crowd to donate money to Gladney to help him pay for his injuries, despite the fact that he now says he has insurance.
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Have you heard of a deductible? Also, have you ever heard of someone operating on adrenaline after an accident? It's clear, if you look at the images of Kenneth Gladney in the wheelchair that one of his knees is bandaged…I suppose you're gunna say that's fake too? Your outrageous suggestions as to his fakery, or whatever you're suggesting are just pathetic.

FACT: 5 SEIU goons are arrested after beating this poor guy up. What else would you like to add to this? How would you like to explain this away? What a pathetic joke…Oh, and while we're at it, you wanna also explain away Mike Sola's threats against his family for speaking out against Obama'care'?


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

This clown is a lying POS!! Looking to make a buck watch the video (BTW) he was the one thats standing taling to the video camera that clearly shows he was the one doing the violence
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Right. This happened at night (and you can really tell the minutae there, right?) The police arrested 5 SEIU goons, and not Gladney – hmmm…wonder why? Gladney sustained injuries for which he was hospitlized overnight. Got anymore brilliant logic wonderboy?


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

Right, sure. That's why 5 SEIU thugs were arrested and Gladney was hospitalized overnight…sure, right, your theory is very sound…WHAT?


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

There's no constitutional right to be an @sshole
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Come again? I suppose the police arrested the SEIU goons for responding with harsh words to his @sshole behavior of 'selling' flags at a political event – and they just got it all wrong, huh? Say, does your rule apply to yourself?


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

Every disruption apologist is trotting out this guy's story
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There's no trotting out necessary philskeletor. There were 5 SEIU goons arrested. Your beef is with the police department. Have you got your case together yet? While we're talking about it, what's your explanation for the threat against Mike Sola's family and handicapped son? Wow, the people you associate with sure are goons and morons…you have anything to say for yourself?


Ron Bude
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

Hmm. Everybody arrested was an SEIU union person. (Excuse me – maybe one reporter too. Gee the liberal media is also in it.) That's all that needs to be said right there.

No to socialism.

Nobamacare.


seattlebruceisadouche
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

seattledouche,

Identify by name the 5 SEIU goons who were arrested for assaulting Gladney.

Or go f*ck yourself.


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 1:12 am

Not that you deserve a response loser, but for all the rest:
**Elston K. McCowan – SEIU – the Public Service Director of SEIU Local 2000
**Brian Matthews, 34, of St. Louis city – in favor of a public option for health care. arrested for interference
**a female associate of Brian Matthews
**two others

You vile mouthed piece of work – you go off and do your deed…lol.


ck
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 4:14 am

You're funny seattlebruce – in a delusional sort of way.

Everything is pointing to this guy trying to cash in on BS. everything! From his lawyer being there (what guy selling flags travels with his lawyer… or, friend who doesn't know anything about him that happens to be a lawyer?), to his asking for donations, to him saying it was a hate crime and that he was called the N-Word (but by another black guy lol) to the video that shows the guy he accused of calling him the n word laying on the ground apparently just put there by Gladney himself. So then on the video the white guy shoves him away and they both fall to the ground. Gladney was up and about for quite some time, waving police in and spouting off to whoever listened… then the next day he's in a wheelchair and on too much pain medicine to even speak?? LOL you literally have to be a complete partisan moron to believe that. And I mean `moron` in the scientific sense of course.

5 people might have been arrested, but for what? You listed one guy being arrested for interference – Which means he vehemently disagreed with who was being taken to jail, and I'm assuming for a good reason. That does not prove anything except someone there thought the police were doing the wrong thing. You keep going back to that point thinking somehow it proves everything, but I hardly think so. It's rather obvious what's happening and your delusions telling you otherwise should be troubling, even to yourself.


Mike
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 4:54 am

So what you're saying is that his wife's insurance is so expensive that they can't afford to pay the deductibles? Hmm sounds like a need for…you guessed it…health care reform


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Fraudy McShamfake
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 8:59 am

Good point, Bruce — only a doctor, and in particular an emergency room doctor, can apply an Ace bandage. A cast or something like that might be fake, but an Ace bandage (about $3.50 for 5 yards at the drugstore) is a clear indication that he's been seriously injured for real.

And the adrenaline thing too, man, I remember this one time I was so jumped up on adrenaline that I walked around at a normal pace and chatted with a cameraman and then the next day calmly spoke on the news and then THE VERY DAY AFTER THAT, man, it hit me, and I was all “OOH NOES I DON'T HAVE INSURANCE GIMME MONEY” and then the day after that I was all “WAIT I MEANT TO SAY THAT I AM ON MY WIFE'S INSURANCE BUT THANKS FOR THE MONEY, YOU TEABAGGING SUCKERS”. It was one of the worst weeks of my life, and I lived in Philadelphia for a year!


Fraudy McShamfake
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 9:10 am

Yeah, it looks like he was “attacked” in the sense of “prevented from stomping on that Black guy who was already on the ground”. Seriously, oh wow, he ran into a fight and got knocked on his ass.


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Red_beard
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

People need to calm down a wait to see how this falls out.

Five people may have been arrested but let's see if charges are actually pressed against them all. I'd love to see the hospital report of Gladneys injuries, that would really indicate what happened.


neilends
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

His right of free speech and… capitalism? Is that in the 34th Amendment to the Constitution or something? I can't find it anywhere!


republicanstupidity
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

YOU HAVE FACTS TO BACK THAT UP OR THATS SOMETHING OTHER THAN THAT 10 INCH VIBRATOR THAT YOU PULLED OUT OF YOUR ASS?? LOOK AT THE VIDEO MORON


republicanstupidity
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

Yeah right you clowns are fucking stupid. Don't believe your lying eyes believe my lying ass


jimfromthefoothills
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

Cops are morons who always support anti-labor. Study your history, without labor we would not have the 5 day work week, Social Security, Medicare, etc.


punetas
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

Um…I also don't see the right to healthcare in the constituattion or Bill of Rights but for some reason there's a lot of people such as yourself who keep trying to push it as a RIGHT for everyone.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

Are you really that dumb? Can you read, maybe the bit about medication? Do you know nothing about trauma injuries?

I walked away from a car accident, my car having been squashed between two 38-ton trucks and having waited for 45 minutes to be cut out. I couldn't work for four weeks, took 3 months to recover full fitness for work, had physio up to three years later and still feel a few twinges now. In the news footage of there is no evidence I was injured. It happened my injuries didn't need me to keep the weight off my feet or to be medicated, but that was by chance or I could have been in a wheelchair.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

Starting out your post with a statement that is not only childish, needlessly insulting and crude but also technically incorrect does not do a lot for your credibility. In fact it suggests that you know you've lost the argument.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

and be far better off


jimfromthefoothills
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

Only a moron would argue that society would be better off without the labor movement. Thank you for proving my point.


jimfromthefoothills
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

Perhaps your injury was a brain trauma that effects your cognitive abilities still to this day. Maybe you are still recovering. Maybe you will never be right in the head again.

Sorry. Maybe Jesus will help you.


neilends
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 12:52 am

Do you understand the difference between constitutional rights versus benefits granted by the federal government?

Are you also opposed to highways?

Train tracks?

Should we fill up the Grand Canyon, and pave Yosemite into a giant parking lot?


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philosimphy
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

Hmmmm, what DO I have to say for myself?

Kiss my fat ass you limp-dicked insurance industry shill !

Produce police reports to prove your allegations or fuck off and die – wait no, reverse the order there.

But I do admire your FACT! technique – it's quite convincing, and to think I've been going to the trouble of researching issues, finding evidence, citing sources. What a fool I've been.

FACT: YOU'RE WRONG!


philosimphy
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

Yeah, you're right. Totally right. I AM hung up on race. What with the constant screeching from the Right about “reverse-racism” how could I not be? Gender too, I'm totally hung up on that too.

Whatever, color me sensitive.


seattlebruce
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

“Produce police reports”
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Listen you course vile little person – if you wanna demand anything, you'll do it nicely. What an asinine commentary – and completely false. Is this what you're like when you're DESPERATE or is there another level of the sewer that you crawl down to?
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“to think I've been going to the trouble of researching issues, finding evidence, citing sources.”
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Where dat?? Joker.

FACT: You enjoy the sewer.


philosimphy
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

Awww, Bruce, I think, yep – Do you feel the chemistry? You can't possibly deny it! I think that you and I might be soul mates.

No police reports yet? Shucks. Alright, I'll go make some calls and see what I can turn up. If I didn't love you so damn much, I'd say you're a typical lazy right-winger who needs someone else to do the work for him.

FACT: Kittens are cute!


halfstep
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

Haha no doubt. We already had a totally free market in this country… it was called the Guilded Age in America and it was one of the worse time periods EVER in our history. This was a time when children worked 18 hour days and people were locked inside of factories with no fire exits. Ever read Upton Sinclair? The Jungle? No? Not suprising.

It's soooo funny to hear all these Tea partiers want to go back to the laws at the time of the 18th Century. It's easy to wane on about times past in order to not deal with the current issues plaguing our society…. one's that their party had a huge hand in creating. Just shows their ignorance of history and should forbid them from being taken seriously.


halfstep
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

Good call. However, once Gladney's hospital report is release, if at all, this issue will be dropped like a hot potato, and they'll move on to some other fake martyr for their cause.

As for the police issue, lets see the police report. I honestly doubt Gladney will ever file one and I'll tell you why…
Remember the McCain supporter who got the “B” carved in her head by 2 scary big black Obama supporters? The right wing trumpeted her 'case' for weeks. Only problem was she had carved the 'B' in her own head, BACKWARDS. I guess she didn't understand how mirrors work. So the police ended up charging her with filing a false police report. I doubt Gladney will make the same mistake. Him and his lawyer are very shrewd, they took it right to Fox news instead and we can see they're suckering folks into contributions. I feel sorry for them.


Truth Will Set You Free
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

Do a little research, and the truth will set you free. I watched ALL of the videos. The “attack” video, all three parts “Carnahan Town hall” videos, Neil Cavuto, Ingramnamous on Orielly, and read the local news papers.
This guy was a plant by the Tea Baggers!!

ALL OF THIS IS FACT AND QUOTED FROM VIDEO AND NEW PAPERS

Mr. Gladney “unemployed” “started setting up around 8:30 to 8:45″ (Quoted from Neil Cavuto interview) “he had been hired by the Tea Party folks to hand out the flags” (“http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/nation/story/5420430FDF2036F08625760B00136BBC?OpenDocument last paragraph) The event started at 6:00.
Step through the video and watch. The only person being restrianed was Mr. Gladney. Mr. Gladney is bent over with his arm back and a lady holding his arm back. (look for yourself). Then a man step over the Reverend which looks as though he is trying to protect him. Next, a man who was later arrested, pulls Mr. Gladney back and to the ground.

Then a guy starts yelling ” you assaulted him you're going to jail you're going to jail FU you're going to jail.” This were you need to listen to the video. On Cavuto, Mr. Gladney states he was “hit in the face” by 3 different people and a lady was “kicking me in the back of my head and back. Watch the video. Anyone who watches boxing would know how FAST your face swells when you get hit in the face! NOT A MARK ON HIM!!!

Listen very closely to the video. The very first thing he said to the Reverend was “why did you hit my hand.” Now if I had just been attacked as he describe, that would have been the first thing I would have said!!!!! why did you hit my hand.

His Attorney just happen to be there…… and a witness! Who need to chase ambulances when you can bring your own client!!!

Also Watch the 3 videos I mentioned. The guy yelling “you attacked him” got into some guys face and had to be restrained by fellow baggers (6 minutes and some change into Part 2 video)
You see 3 or 4 guys in all of video's directing the crowd. Guess what, all of the guys were in the video of the so-called attack. The founder and staff of the Stlouis teabaggers.
OH per Mr Gladney The N word was “NEGRO” not what they are trying to insinuate! listen to the video!!
Don't believe me! research it for your self!

and the truth will set you free


majii
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

“To promote the general welfare” — found in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. The Founding Fathers wanted to establish the goals/responsibilities of the national government to its' citizens. It hasn't changed since 1789.

Plus, there is that little section of Article I, Section 8, Clause 18, the necessary and proper clause that gives Congress the power “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.”


punetas
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

Well, I think the general welfare clause is debatable on what the intent was for the founding fathers. I disagree with your reading of the constitution and many constitutional scholars/lawyers would disagree with your interpretation as well.

That notwithstanding, it begs the question, what do you NOT put under the general welfare clause? If taking away my liberty and property to reappropriate it for the “general welfare” of others is your interpretation of what the founding fathers' intention of that and your referense to Article I, then I am very afraid of the direction you and your ilk are desiring to take our country in.

People like you reference General Welfare and Interstate Commerce as a means to enact any legislation you deem necessary to further your Utopian agenda.

While we're referencing the constitution, I'd like to reference the 10th amendment regarding federalism. If you think that everyone should have healthcare, why don't you allow it to be left up to the states to decide how or if they are going to do that instead of mandating it from the Federal level?


punetas
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

Well, I think the general welfare clause is debatable on what the intent was for the founding fathers. I disagree with your reading of the constitution and many constitutional scholars/lawyers would disagree with your interpretation as well.

That notwithstanding, it begs the question, what do you NOT put under the general welfare clause? If taking away my liberty and property to reappropriate it for the “general welfare” of others is your interpretation of what the founding fathers' intention of that and your referense to Article I, then I am very afraid of the direction you and your ilk are desiring to take our country in.

People like you reference General Welfare and Interstate Commerce as a means to enact any legislation you deem necessary to further your Utopian agenda.

While we're referencing the constitution, I'd like to reference the 10th amendment regarding federalism. If you think that everyone should have healthcare, why don't you allow it to be left up to the states to decide how or if they are going to do that instead of mandating it from the Federal level?


KevinNYC
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

This is not true. This article reference a close look I had the video and posted on Daily Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/10/764431/…

At the very beginning of the video, a union man is on the floor. A woman is standing above him, fairly calm. Then Kenneth Gladney is pulled down for 2 seconds and this woman starts screaming at the SEIU people. This woman is arrested at the end of the video. You hear someone yell, “he hit her, he hit her” and then she yells “Did you hit me? Did you hit me?” She is immediately handcuffed by the police. Read the diary to find out why, I believe she was trying provoke violence and frame in on a union member. My personal believe is the Gladney, this woman and the man in the white polo were provacateurs.


KevinNYC
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

The link to the DailyKos diary in the article above is an error, it points to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Here is the close viewing of the video that I have posted
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/8/10/764431/…

I very curious as to why the video begins when it does. Was the camera not on? Was it looking at a different angle. Because when the video begins, a union man is down and injured and Gladney is down. Gladney bounces up to his feet quickly. So even if the camera was pointed elsewhere the audio would yield significant clues.

Also in the video, Gladney is heard saying why did you hit me, why did you hit my hand? No mention of punching or kicking and nothing to indicate a brutal beating.


KevinNYC
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

It simply not true that 5 SEIU people were arrested for beating Kenneth Gladney. Only two people were arrested for assault. Also there were arrests on both sides. The woman in the grey shirt was arrested, she was not a SEIU supporter. The man in the white polo in the video is last seen being held against a police car by police….unclear if he was arrested.

From the Post-Dispatch: “Two of the people were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances, police say.”
One of these was a news photographer, one was a citizen photographer and her friend. That's probably the three peace disturbances. The SEIU guy with the mustache and ballcap was arrested, I'm sure for suspicion of assault. The woman in the grey shirt was handcuffed immediately, so I don't think she could be the reisisting arrest, she might be the other suspicion of assault and that leaves one other.


KevinNYC
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

Bruce, see comments upthread, anti-SEIU people were also arrested. In addition to the news reporter one of the other goons was arrested for taking pictures of the arrests.


KevinNYC
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

Bruce, you're wrong that all people arrested were from SEIU. See other comments


SAGEBOT500
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

On the other hand, you were HIT BY A CAR and Gladney was kinda-sorta vaguely roughed up by another human being.


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Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

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doubting_rich
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

No I wasn't. If you read my post I was in a car that was squashed between two trucks. The point is not the exact injuries, they were obviously different (below the waist I only had a broken toe, so I could walk without exacerbating anything, it seems Mr Gladney had other injuries). The point was that someone who has just been injured can walk around for a time but feel really, really rough for the following few days. The concept is not that hard to grasp, it is well-known in first-aid and trauma care.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

You ever hear of irony? That someone too unintelligent to even argue his own case, to even understand a different point of view enough to allow for its rationale, calls someone else a moron. That is irony. I know the old saying that Americans don't understand irony like we Brits do, but c'mon, you've got to see it this time.


jimfromthefoothills
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 12:12 am

You may want to get someone to check your grammar before you hit the “post” button. But god love ya… at least you tried!


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 12:39 am

Wow, more irony. You call me a moron, then prove you have no idea of grammar, or else no idea that I was being casual with my language; I was not writing a university essay. Either way you are really struggling to understand what is going on.


jimfromthefoothills
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 12:59 am

I think the problem is that you are casual with your language, logic and grasp of the facts. Gleaning this from your disjointed ramblings isn't a struggle for me, however it is painful in an amusing sort of way. Perhaps you should try to re-enroll in school. I hear that there are excellent literacy programs in the UK.

Your inability to identify irony isn't ironic, it is pathetic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-b7RmmMJeo


billgillen
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 6:15 am

And the Obamazombies continue to defend actions that are clearly wrong. This was the most weak attempt at twisting the truth I've seen yet on this incident. In a country where EVERYONE is suppose to have Freedom of Speech…this kind of ignorant violence is shameful.

I openly hate groups like the KKK, Nazi and Black Panthers…but I'll die defending their Right of Free Speech. Though I disagree with these groups, I defend their Right to Free Speech.

Freedom of Speech is for EVERYONE…not just the limp wristed Liberals.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 10:37 am

Your struggle to understand my perfectly clear language is indicative of your literacy problems, not mine. I would dumb down my terms of expression, but then you'd never learn.


doubting_rich
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 10:39 am

Of course had I actually made some gross grammatical error that caused your little struggle you would have pointed it out specifically. Your bluster now disproves your own assertions.


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