Saturday, September 10, 2005

Katrina Hero: Ben Marble, MD

Yeah, he's the guy that told Dick Cheney, "Go fuck yourself, Mr. Cheney. Go fuck yourself." (Video here)

And here is his Ebay auction selling the tape of the encounter.

Apparently he was cuffed and detained by the SS for about 20 minutes after the incidence, being released because, well, it's not exactly illegal to tell someone blocking you from getting to your home to score sick political points to go fuck themselves.

His friend videotaped a little bit longer and then came back to Marble’s house. As they were salvaging a few things from Marble's home, two military police waving M-16's showed up and said they were looking for someone who fit Marble's description who had cursed at Cheney.

"I told them I was probably the person they were looking for, and so they put me in handcuffs and 'detained' me for about 20 minutes or so," Marble wrote. "My right thumb went numb because the cuffs were on so tight, but they were fairly courteous and eventually released me after getting all my contact info. They said I had NOT broken any laws so I was free to go."

So let’s get this straight: A physician with a newborn baby loses most everything he owns in the hurricane, does what most of us WANT to do and “echoes” Cheney’s words he spoke on the Senate floor last year, walks away harmlessly, mission accomplished, and then once the media cameras leave, he is treated like a foreign terrorist as Cheney’s goons waving M-16s handcuff him in front of his destroyed home? Had it not been for the media cameras filming the initial scene, I doubt Cheney’s goons would have just let Marble go after 20 minutes.

America, land of the free?
Especially when that someone has a good record of doing that himself on the Senate floor.

He's a pretty interesting dude to read about, although a lot of the links I had open last night seem to have disappeared from the net. Here's his personal website: Of note, he plays in a few alternative bands, one of which, Dr. O (I think was the name), has had like 20 #1 songs on


Kevin Swikert said...

Those damned physicians are all crazy. It is a good thing that there are more educated professional people in charge of the health and well-beeing of the Amercian People. Weirdo physicians, they should get a real job and contribute to society.

Anonymous said...

What a clueless idiot YOU are!

I bet you support these Nazi assholes who are destroying the country.

What about the billions in no bid contracts going to Haliburton?

FUCK YOU DICK CHENEY AND FUCK YOU GOERGE BUSH and anyone who supports your fucking criminal asses!