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Posted on 09/25/2013 6:30:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Leno Spoils Breaking Bad Finale: Walter White Dies in Hospital Filling Out ObamaCare Paperwork By Noel Sheppard Created 09/25/2013 - 7:26am
Jay Leno took another comedic shot at the President Tuesday.
Early in his monologue on NBCs Tonight Show, the host said that AMCs hit series Breaking Bad concludes Sunday when Walter White dies in the hospital waiting room while filling out all the paperwork for ObamaCare.
JAY LENO: Oh, listen to this. Starting tomorrow night, AMC will begin airing a Breaking Bad marathon that will broadcast every episode of the show leading up to Sunday's series finale. That's five seasons worth of TV in just a couple of days. Apparently AMC is trying to attract a combination of first-time viewers and long-time meth-heads who can just watch every show. [Laughter]
Are you excited about the finale? One episode left. Yeah, one episode left. [Cheers and applause] Now, spoiler alert, I happen to know how it ends. If you don't want to know cover your ears now, because this is how it ends. Walter White dies in the hospital waiting room while filling out all the paperwork for ObamaCare. He just kind of goes. [Laughter] That's what, I don't want to ruin it.
He’d call Saul, but he’s getting audited by the IRS.
If he were on Hank’s good side, he could get some gubmint waiver.
Humor parodying a real life event.
I read recently that Michael Moore made a similar remark (just shows how far it's spread among the left)
Except Walter White was a gubmint employee, so he had “Cadillac health insurance”. He would have to sell meth to pay the tax on it though.
I never watched Breaking Bad.
Didn’t like the basic tenet of the show.
Well, yes. And, there's also the bigger point (in terms of the show, not public policy) that he didn't start making meth in order to pay his medical bills - his goal was to leave something behind for his family after he died.
I haven't followed the show, but there was a lengthy article about it yesterday, written by Jonah Goldberg. It was posted here on FR.
White isn't selling meth to pay for medical treatment. He's a high school teacher, and has decent health insurance.
He gets into the drug business because he doesn't want to leave his wife and son destitute after he dies from what was diagnosed as terminal lung cancer. There's even an episode (in the second season) named "Seven Thirty Seven". The name is from the amount -- $737,000 -- that White believes he needs to accumulate to pay off the mortgage, send his son to college, and provide for his family after he dies.
White vows to himself that he will get out of the meth business when he accumulates that sum. But, after he is told his cancer is in remission, he has transformed into a different person, who continues to build his empire because it has now become his "purpose".
Yeah, I made the same point in my last post.
And that is exactly where I quit watching. I realized he had become just another @*#&$^%*# drug dealer.
I saw it when I hit post. :-( I sent you freepmail.....
I think that's the point. The series shows his descent from a decent person to a degenerate one.
There's no moral preaching about "he was forced to do it". He made that choice, even after the "mitigating circumstances" were no longer relevant.
And, of course, I saw your freepmail when I hit post :(
So did you quit watching “The Godfather” when Don Corleone agreed to sell herion?
Did he really agree to sell heroin? I thought it was more of a ruse to lull Barzini into a false sense of security.
Calling Hank might take a John Edward phone.
That is one thing I don’t get about the show. His insurance would have covered about 99% of his treatment. He is not the first school teacher to get cancer.
Yes, it would have left his kids in a bind. School teachers do not generally get Social Security, so there would not have been payments to the kids.
My dad had government retirement insurance. He was sick for years. I paid his bill.
There was a $75 co-pay. And a couple of other small bills for prescriptions.
And this included a kidney transplant, radiation therapy, a stent in his other kidney, two helicopter rides, and a plethora of other hospital stays and procedures.
I am thankful for the care he received. He could have afforded to pay more, and I was a little embarrassed that he did not.
That's how his wife first characterized him when she found out. He corrected her by saying he wasn't a 'drug dealer'. He was a 'drug manufacturer'.
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