Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tea Party Member Assaulted, Taken To ER

I’m thinking his chances might have been better without the hat.


  1. Global Village IdiotApril 25, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Mz. Daisy, is there any background info on that photo?

  2. Not as far as I know. It was a joke that was emailed to me, and considering the mentality of many of the teapartiers I thought it a potentially ironic situation. Not that I would condone any kind of violence, even against bigots.

    Have you ever seen it before?

  3. The irony of the photo is that if this guy were to regain conscience, he'd think that he was living in his worst nightmare with everyone working on him being black. Great photo!


  4. Global Village IdiotApril 25, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    No, new one to me, but consider: the only triage/ER with a 100% black team would almost not be able to exist in an area where a white cap could parade around dressed like that and remain unmolested - outside example would be if he were attacked rallying in an inner city area.; I believe the photo to be fake hence my inquiry.

    Being a medical professional have you a guess as to how old this is supposed to be based on the technology visible in the shot?

  5. I’d say it could be fairly old, maybe 10 + yrs, but it’s obviously a staged photo. If you’ll notice, the victim has what appears to be two freely bleeding gunshot wounds in the stomach. If this were an authentic photo someone would have a pressure dressing on those wounds. His robes and hat would have been removed in the ambulance on the way in. His hat so they could put on an oxygen mask, his robes so they could put on the EKG leads and look for exit wounds. Any time you have a GSW part of the triage would be to identify and document any exit wounds. Can't do all that w/o cutting off the clothes and all of that would have occurred in the ambulance before they arrived in the ER. In the photo there are no EKG patches or an oxygen mask and his clothes are pulled back just enough to expose the wounds.

    But it is a great photo! My favorite is the lady to the right. The look on her face is priceless!