Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Billoblog Is Racist

Peer Review links to Billoblog as proof that there was no criminal negligence in the handling of Martin Anderson. Mr. G states that this anoymous blogger is a medical expert. I look at him as an anonymous blogger who is too scared to list his real name on his domain registry.


The Attorney General, and soon to be elected Governor, Charlie Crist decided to make an example of Dr. Siebert. After all, who was this little guy who thought that practicing medicine was more important than getting him elected? It was, I suppose, a no-brainer. Pandering to racial special interests is always a win when it can be done at no cost except for ruining the life of some cog in the machine.


So, the NAACP and similar folk decided to gin up some complaints against Dr. Siebert, and they found some editing errors in an older report. Attorney General Crist told the Medical Examiner commission to review Dr. Siebert’s previous autopsies and find something to crucify him with. They had their marching orders, and they stepped forward to obey.


The problem, unfortunately for the Medical Examiner Commission, was that Dr. Siebert is an excellent pathologist. The Medical Examiner Commission, made up primarily of political appointees but headed by a forensic pathologist, reviewed just under 700 of Dr. Siebert’s reports. What they came up with was shocking. In a review of almost 700 previous cases, they could find no diagnostic errors. None. Zero. Nada. Zip. Remember this. No diagnostic errors.


What does the NAACP have to do with whether the Anderson case is a criminal matter? Unless, you are the type of blogger to defend Michael Richards.


But Richards isn’t a member of the KKK, and he doesn’t believe in the inherent superiority or inferiority of any particular race, I’ll bet. What I saw when I watched that video on the stage was the same kind of rage I’ve seen between people getting a divorce. When people become that angry and vindictive, they look for any words that can hurt. They don’t care what they are, and they’ll use whatever’s handy. I don’t know if any of you have seen the kind of bitter exchange I’m talking about between lovers who have learned to hate each other, but it’s the kind of thing that leads to false reports of child abuse, rape, and sometimes to physical violence. Richards’ problem was not that he is a racist. His problem is that he was trying to be cruel, and race was the weapon at hand. I’ve been that angry once or twice in my life, and though I didn’t use race as a weapon, I used words I’ve sorrowed over for the rest of my life.


Hey, if Richards isn't a member of the KKK then he can't be that bad. Of all the important issues and social injustices of the world - who would want to waste their time defending this.



Can anyone say with a straight face that wasn't a racist tirade? Richards can follow Trent Lott into doing the walk of shame. My personal experience is that anger and alcohol brings out people's real feelings. Not suppresses them. To say that Richards isn't a racist doesn't pass the laugh test. This is coming from the same anonymous blogger who speaks of the NAACP in disparaging tones.

There are several factual errors in Bilbo's post.


Mr. Anderson started his run, but around lap 12 of 15 he collapsed and claimed that he couldn’t go on. He was reprimanded, taken to the ground, but fairly quickly released and he continued to run. He collapsed again and the same drill continued and now included the use of ammonia capsules to arouse him. According to guards and the nurse, he responded appropriately and was resisting, so they thought nothing was wrong. They believed he was malingering, as was very common during initial assessments. To ensure inmates breathe the ammonia, hands were placed over the mouth and the ammonia was held under the nose. In this case “counseling” went on for some time – approximately 30 minutes — and Mr. Anderson eventually became unresponsive.


By law, Anderson was supposed to be examined when he entered the boot camp. He never was. Anderson was pinned and repeatly punched. He told nurse Kristin Anne Schmidt that he could not breathe. Helet the guards continue to manhandle him. The guards then shoved ammonia capsules into his nose and mouth. He later died of suffocation. Even if Anderson did die of the sickle cell trait, which Billo maintains, the boot camp still broke the law and endangered Anderson's life. For the record: the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America said Anderson did not die of sickle cell trait. The second autopsy ruled that Anderson died of suffocation.

The question is why would Bilbo want to defend the medical merits of Dr. Charles Siebert? A man who had no medical licence when he performed his autopsy. Siebert ruled that the body of Donna Reed had "unremarkable" prostate gland and testicles. Her mother Frances Terry was outraged that Siebert thought her daughter was a man.

I don't buy that Bilbo is forensic pathologist. He is an anonymous blogger with some serious issues about race. No rationale person would waste the time defending Siebert and Richards. If he really has the credentials then he should blog under his real name. Peer Review has much explaining to do for linking to this racist garbage.

12 Comments:

At November 30, 2006 10:43 AM , Blogger Truth or Death said...

Did you link to the Michael Richards racist tirade at a site called "Funny Cool Videos?" You've got some explaining to do...

 
At November 30, 2006 5:23 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

I link to Peer Review. And I think you guys write great comedy.

YouTube was down when I went there. It was the only video I could find.

 
At November 30, 2006 5:45 PM , Blogger billo said...

Ahem.

1) My name is listed on the domain registry. Twice. Both as registrant and as administrative contact. Further, were you to bother to read the article and comments, my name would be obvious since I often respond to comments using my name.

2) I did not say the NAACP had anything to do with legality; I said they had something to do with the attacks on Dr. Siebert. They did.

3) I did not "defend" the words of Mr. Richards. I provided an alternative motivation that anybody who does not view the world through black and which racist glasses can understand. In fact
I explicitly noted that the words were racist. That you *choose* to misstate my point simply for the purpose of a cheap shot and to generate faux outrage actually makes the point of the article.

4) While Mr. Anderson may have complained of being short of breath, he was breathing and was oxygenated. You don't get respiratory alkalosis if you aren't breathing.

5) Dr. Siebert did have an active medical license when he performed the autopsy.

Why would I want to defend the medical merits of Dr. Siebert's diagnosis? Because his diagnosis is correct. There's a reason that people are not releasing the text of the second autopsy report -- because it will be torn to shreds.

You don't care, I know. But people who want to force physicians to base their diagnoses on political expediency rather than the truth are asking that the entire medicolegal system in Florida be corrupted.

 
At November 30, 2006 6:16 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

You did defend Michael Richards remarks.

Several news reports said that the good doctor did not have a medical licence. Siebert didn't even know his medical licence expired to a reporter told him. He admitted that his licence expired. Statements like "Dr. Siebert did have an active medical license when he performed the autopsy" make me doubt your credibility.

Brother, there's no "false outrage." It's 100% fucking real.

Your name is not listed on the domain registry.

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That's your domain registry.

The second autospy ruled Anderson died of suffocation.

How the hell would I know your real name if it's not on your bio/disclaimer.

Your argument still doesn't hold. If Anderson did die of sickle cell trait, he should of had a phyical when he entered the boot camp. He was beaten and had ammonia capsules shoved into his nose and mouth. As a scientific experiment for Youtube: why don't you run twelve laps, have seven men kick the shit out of you and then have ammonia capsules shoved into your breathing passages. I'm betting the medical results wouldn't be good. I will even post the Youtube video on this blog. Give it a try, Bilbo. If you don't then you're full of shit, Bilbo. I try to be civil in the comments, but you're a bigot.

You think action was taken against Siebert for political motives. That says much about you racial attitudes. Most other people, liberal and conservative, viewed it as a grave social injustice. A 14 year-old was beaten to death. And you think people are picking on Siebert. The man has a history of incompetence.

 
At November 30, 2006 6:22 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Continued

Siefert's medical licence did expire. He admitted it to the press.

"News 13 also told you last month that Dr. Siebert's medical license had expired. When we brought it to his attention, he said it was an oversight and took steps to renew the proper paperwork. This morning, the Department of Health's website still listed his status as delinquent. When we checked back this afternoon, his status had been cleared."

For someone who's an expert, you sure don't know what you are talking about.

My outrage at you is quite real. It's not fake. You're making the same complaint that blogs such as Little Green Footballs and Misha do about being accused of racism. You post racist tirades and then say "that's not what I said." I wouldn't be surprised if you have a Michael Richards/Mel Gibson moment. Then you will just blame it on alcohol or anger management problems. Take responsibility for your views.

 
At November 30, 2006 7:02 PM , Blogger billo said...

Sigh.

1) Since you don't seem to be able to do it yourself, here's the domain registry -- from your own link:

>Registrant:
>Oliver, William
>Summerville, GA 30747
>US

Domain Name: BILLOBLOG.COM

>Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
>Oliver, William billo@radix.net
>465 Martin St
>Summerville, GA 30747
>US
>706 857 5885

It's no secret. Do your homework before making false accusations.

Dr. Siebert's license expired for a short period *after* he performed the autopsy. His license expired 31 JAN -- after the autopsy. Further, of course, it was quickly renewed thereafter. Further, though I am sure you didn't bother to do the work to find out, it is not necessary for a direct gubernatorial appointee such as Dr. Siebert to have a nonexpired license; in fact some Florida MEs have never ever bothered to get one.

You make a big deal of the ammonia salts. Please feel free to show anywhere in recorded medical history where those salts have caused a similar death.

You cannot. I know the attacks are political, because I know the medicine. You call it "social justice," but asking physicians to lie about the cause of death in order to satisfy your political agenda is hardly social justice.

 
At November 30, 2006 8:08 PM , Blogger billo said...

"You did defend Michael Richards remarks. "

I wrote:

His words are being condemned, as they should be.

Quite a defense, that.

 
At November 30, 2006 8:41 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

And you provide no links to your assertions.

 
At November 30, 2006 9:38 PM , Blogger billo said...

Good God.

First you lie about me, and then you can't be bothered to do the basic truth searching to see if you are correct.

OK:

1) Your lie about my anonymity: Go to Network Solutions (www.networksolutions.com). Click on the "WOHIS" button. Where it says "Enter a Search Term" enter "billoblog.com." Make sure the "Domain name" radio button is pushed. Click on "Search." A little picture of my blog will come up, along with my registration error.

I await your apology for your lies about me.

2) Your lie about my lack of condemnationm of Mr. Richard's words: Go tMy condemnation of Mr. Richard's remarks. Go to http://www.billoblog.com/billoblog/?p=273 . Search for the phrase "His words are being condemned, as they should be."

I await your apology for your lie about what I wrote.

3) Your lie about Dr. Siebert not having a license when he did the autopsy:

Go to "www.google.com" There's a little space underneath the big word "GOOGLE." Type in "Charles Siebert license expired Jan 31". Read an article or two. If you want to find out about gubernatorial appointments, I'm afraid you'll have to pick up a phone and call your government.

I await your apology for lying about Dr. Siebert.

Your outrage would be more convincing if you didn't have to abandon the truth so eagerly to embrace it.

 
At November 30, 2006 9:39 PM , Blogger billo said...

Correction:

"registration error" should read "registration data."

 
At November 30, 2006 10:13 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Bilbo, I apologize when you take the YouTube challenge I gave you. Quid pro quo.

You defended Michael Richards and threw in a save-your-ass remarks so you can't be called a racist. It reminds me of Gleen Reynolds opus on genacide against all the world's Muslims. You made that sentence as plausable denibility.

 
At November 30, 2006 10:33 PM , Blogger billo said...

I get it. You print multiple lies about me, and when you run out of wiggle room, you don't have the integrity to admit it.

Your statement about my anonymity is a lie. And you don't have the integrity to admit it.

Your statement about my profession is a lie. And you don't have the integrity to admit it.

Your statment about Dr. Siebert not having a license when he performed the autopsy is a lie. And you don't have the integrity to admit it.

Your statement that I excused Michals' words is a lie. And you don't have the integrity to admit it.

Your implication about my statement about the NAACP is a lie. And you don't have the integrity to admit it.

I'm done with you.

 

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