So. You’re a wingnut editorial writer picking a fight. You’re a mediocre, halfbright wingnut, and you’re picking a fight. Who do you choose, out of all the people in the entire world, to pick a fight with? You have your pick, you can choose to fight anybody. Knowing yourself as you do, do you really pickTHE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH?

The danger, says the Investor’s Business Daily, is that he borrows too
much from the UK. “The controlling of medical costs in countries such
as Britain through rationing, and the health consequences thereof, are
legendary. The stories of people dying on a waiting list or being
denied altogether read like a horror script … People such as scientist
Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the UK, where the National
Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his
physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.” We say his life is far
from worthless, as they do at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, where
Professor Hawking, who has motor neurone disease, was treated for chest
problems in April. As indeed does he.“I wouldn’t be here today if it
were not for the NHS,” he told us. “I have received a large amount of
high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.”


Via TD on Facebook.


8 thoughts on “PWNED

  1. The stupid. It burns.
    It reminds me of a story my friend told me about how a breastfeeding advocate was using my friend as a prime example of how good breastfeeding is for children. She talked at length about all the traits my friend exhibited–good health, good color, blahblahblah. See, she said! Breastfeeding is the way to go!
    But my friend was bottle-fed.
    Before anybody jumps in on the breastfeeding debate–That’s NOT what I’m talking about–I couldn’t care less (see the baby thread). My point is the STUPID.
    Jeebus. People–there’s this thing called the internet, on which you can look up all sorts of information. Including where the fuck Stephen Hawking comes from. It’s *not* *that* *hard*.

  2. Investor’s Business Daily is just making sure it provides the same level of quality as its peers in business journalism.

  3. Hawking should use the opportunity to quote Einstein:
    “There are two things that are infinite: the universe and dummlichkeit. And I’m not so sure about the universe.”

  4. Einstein said that? Really? ‘Cause, that blows away my regular sig line …
    Stephen Hawking’s brilliance and “social value” have nothing to do with his physical appearance. The inverse appears to be true of such notables as la Palin, Limbaugh, Nooners, et. al.

  5. RE: Hawking : But what is the life of one disabled person worth to society as a whole?

  6. I should have said “attributed to Einstein”. It’s probably about as authentic as most Yoggi Berra quotes.
    Didn’t Yoggi say “I didn’t say half the things I said”?

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