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Imported Canadian muppet doctorNearly a week ago — and doesn’t it seem like just yesterday? — the country was ROCKED by allegations of Racial Strife stemming from an alleged assault on a black conservative outside one of Obama’s Death Panel Meet ‘n’ Greets. And every day we learn something new, or think we learn something new, about poor Kenneth Gladney’s employment status or insurance coverage or degree of injury or whatever. The newest hot news: dude has insurance coverage after all!

A Washington Independent reporter — not Dave Weigel! — spoke on Monday with David Brown, the guy who was maybe sort of Gladney’s lawyer for a little while, until the fact that he witnessed the St. Louis Horror Show [Warning: Footage is disappointingly tame] meant he couldn’t be Gladney’s lawyer, so now Brown’s brother is going to take over the lawyering duties.

According to Brown, Gladney is unemployed and has health insurance through his wife. His insurance coverage hasn’t stopped him from raising a whopping $1100 in donations for … pain and suffering? Who knows.

In the end this guy seems like just another Joe the Plumber, an innocent citizen wrested into the spotlight because he made a convenient political prop, for whom you might have felt some modicum of sympathy for two seconds, before he started to make the rounds on the teevee and get annoying.

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

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  • queeraselvis v 2.0


  • Extemporanus

    [re=384711]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: G.I. JOE! G.I. JOE! G.I. JOE!

  • ManchuCandidate

    Yup, one thing that white contards UTTERLY TRULY LOVE is giving their *ahem* hard earned money to black people, especially black men. Better enjoy that whopping $1100 bucks you got from those chumps while you can, Kenny boy.

  • germansteel

    It’s Palin/Gladney 2012, then.

  • smartypants

    Oh YAY crazy greenshirt lady from Arlen’s Town Brawl was just on hardball….she totally Sally Struthered it and even Lawrence (guest hosting) finally felt sorry for her and euthanized her on the air!

  • RoscoePColtraine

    While he’s being treated for his injuries using health insurance, he may decide to get a little nip and tuck, or some sort of implant (pectoral or gluteal) which may not be covered, for which the donations will be used.

  • BadKitty

    So, just another black dude scamming the system?

  • Downtheroadapiece

    It’s obvious Mr. Gladney isn’t an actual right winger. He’s a grifter who saw an easy mark and has been bleeding it for all it’s worth. Kudos to a job well done Mr. Gladney! A little like shooting fish in a barrel, but kudos to you regardless.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Joe the Plumber.

    Kenneth the Insurance Fraud specialist.

    They just keep getting better and better.

  • WadISay

    Everybody is trying to be the Horst Wessel of the anti-healthcare movement.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Oh, whoopsie. I thought that Gladney’s unemployed-but-employed status meant he was covered by good old gubmint COBRA. Now he’s saying that he’s covered under his wife’s insurance. I wonder what her deductible is for marrying a dumbass?

  • Extemporanus

    OH MY GOD! They shilled Kenny!!!

  • ManchuCandidate

    Just goes to show how stupid these fucks really are. I strongly suspect that even Horst Wessel didn’t want to be Horst Wessel the martyr.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Another advantage of universal healthcare — we won’t have to endure Ken Gladney lying about how he doesn’t have insurance. Although that was pretty sweet in its own right.

  • Bearbloke

    [re=384739]Extemporanus[/re]: *snork!*

  • widget09

    Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack………..Huh?

  • Dreamer

    The scariest part about these town halls is that I thought the Wasilla nutcase and Joe the Plumer represented the uniformed demographic. I did not know there was a whole population crazier and dumber than these two. My god what happened to our education system or is it the gene pool.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=384738]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: If he was a true Conservative, he would divorce his wife and refuse to live off of the sweat of her labor.

  • Death Panel Wagon

    wait, what was his fucking point anyway? I don’t have insurance, and I don’t want it anyway? I guess it makes sense, I mean who wants rationed health care anyway? It’s all or nothing, I say!

  • WadISay

    [re=384744]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Somewhere out there, somebody really wants to take one–preferably a flesh wound–for the team of retards, write a book, do the talk radio circuit, get a C&W song written about them and have Sarah Palin wave his bloody shirt in 2012. BTW, Gladney, black dudes need not apply.

  • bitchincamaro

    Unless he’s wheel-chairin’, sniveling, and speaking through a vocoder, I’m not paying attention.

  • Sick Puppy

    And the $1,100 will be reported as… income?

  • El Pinche

    Ha ha ha
    -love, the comic whore!!!

  • Can O Whoopass

    That dood won’t be giving anymore reach arounds for awhile. He’s lucky they didn’t carve a backward “B” on his ass cheecks.

  • Oldskool

    He should enjoy that coverage while he can. When he needs it again he’ll find out his entire body is “pre-existing”.

  • AKAM80TheWolf


    I hope he gets a scrotal sealing with those surgeries (fuck I’d do it for free and I’m not even medically trained) just to prevent him from procreating. And if he already has, they should be brought before Chief Magristrate Trig of the Obamacare Death Panel for immediate processing.

  • Min

    Of course, he’s unemployed. People with jobs don’t have time for this crap.

  • Joehoya

    I, for one, never had even a modicum of sympathy for Joe the Plumber.

  • finallyhappy

    [re=384817]Joehoya[/re]: Who did?

  • June Cleaver 2.0

    Is August over yet?

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    While that video is tame from a beating and smack down pov, it does show Lawyer Dave running around yelling loudly, working the crowd and later the police.

    YOU assaulted HIM!

    Too bad the guy on the ground at the start of the video didn’t have a lawyer, ehh?

  • Jukesgrrl

    [re=384754]Dreamer[/re]: Can’t be the gene pool since most of these fools will probably live to be 90, so I blame the lack-of-education system. Where do we learn to think with logic? When we study rhetoric, debate, composition. Not taught today. Where do we learn clear communication? When we study grammar, spelling, and composition. Not taught today. Where do we learn about government? Civics. Not taught today. Where do we learn about other countries? Geography. Not taught today. And that was in Pennsylvania, my former home, where they spent approximately six times more per student than my current home of Arizona does.

    My niece, who is a junior in an Arizona public school, is currently reading an assigned novel for her “AP English” class? What’s she reading? Lolita. Like she can’t learn about sexually precocious girls from TMZ and dirty old men from Nancy Grace like a normal Amurican?

  • Paul Tardy

    “According to Brown, Gladney is unemployed and has health insurance through his wife. ”

    If he was paid to attend this thing, wouldn’t this be a workers comp claim.

  • TCDang

    I know I’m easy, but I laugh out loud whenever there is a picture of a muppet on Wonkette, so keep it up, please.

  • Dreamer

    [re=384841]Jukesgrrl[/re]: I read Lolita when I was 16 and I hated it, incidently it was the same year I read Atlas Shrugged.

    Now your explanation is valid and it applies to the younger generation but does not apply to the so called “Greatest Generation”. The people in my teevee are so far from great and they are sliding lower and lower every day this insanity of a debate continues. They are ignorant lunatics, who are easily munipulated by a dranged man talking about crap (Beck), so what happened to these people. How could they believe the crap they are yelling about? Also, shouldn’t my generation be selfish and ill informed while their generation supposed to be self sucrificing and noble?

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=384892]Paul Tardy[/re]: So at the very least this guy is duplicitous fucktard liar. So he’s perfect for the role of the wingtards’ new Joe the Shithole Plunger.

  • imissopus

    [re=384751]widget09[/re]: So now that’s NOT okay?

  • Mr Blifil

    Let me guess, his wife works for an insurance company…

  • Jukesgrrl

    [re=384948]Dreamer[/re]: I guess I explain the “Greatest Generation” by saying we all lose brain cells every year and they probably didn’t eat enough protein during that war they loved so much. I have one of them living with me and she’s a damn sight smarter than the screaming mobs on TV, but she, too, is irrationally fear-based. Obama did not roll this program out in a way that indicated any understanding of the olds. I assumed he had learned something from his forays into Pennsylvania, but I guess not. Obama will never get bi-partisan concensus on this and he needs to give it up and push through what this country needs — not what the stupidest among us say they want. 35% of the country fought Roosevelt on Social Security just as vehemently as these crazies are carrying on.

  • Jim89048

    New rule: All of the olds bitching about being made to face the Death Panels go to the front of the line for the Death Panels. They’re too stoopid to live; damn the cost.

  • Herman the German

    [re=384744]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I am not so sure about that. I think Horst Wessel believed he would get seven Arian virgins in Nazi heaven for beeing a martyr.

  • widget09

    [re=385000]imissopus[/re]: I don’t know, I’m still dumbfounded, however, I don’t think the smack down WAS severe enough, glad-bags is a pussy.

  • widget09

    [re=385000]imissopus[/re]: II, Furthermore, all I can acertain is the racial slur mentioned must have been preceded by the words ” dumb fucking” or “stupid fucking”, and, although true, must have been offensive.

  • Lazylaces

    What episode is this from?