Health care rallies getting even crazier: man's finger bitten off

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Forget the Hamptons! (No, seriously, forget the Hamptons.) The hottest parties of the summer have been the increasingly crazy health care rallies. They started off innocently enough--anti-reform protesters carrying loaded guns and Nazi signs--but now, like all good parties, things have gotten weird.

Wednesday night, at a pro-health care vigil in Thousand Oaks, California, a 65-year old man harassing the protesters got his pinkie finger bitten off. The whole drama ensued after William Rice, yelling from a crowd of about two dozen anti-reform protesters gathered to antagonize the MoveOn.org rally of about a hundred people, reportedly kept harassing a woman from Code Pink.

When one of her fellow pro-reform protesters, a man, went into the crowd of anti-reformers to make the harasser stop, a scuffle broke out. Rice threw the first two blows and got his pinkie chomped off. Live by the sword, lose your pinkie. Oh dear. We have weeks, potentially months before Congress votes on the health care reform proposal--how many more of these vigils, rallies, and town halls will lead to violence? Will we need vigils for the vigils that turn violent? It is frightening to think how much longer we have to go and how the stupidity and violence will only escalate.

Walletpop.com went into a health care rally in New York's Times Square, looking for a loaded gun--just kidding--dialogue! Good old fashioned dialogue! Can it exist at a health care rally? Watch our video, Health Care Hotness, to find out.
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