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Leno Spoils Breaking Bad Finale: Walter White Dies in Hospital Filling Out ObamaCare Paperwork
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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 NBC’s Tonight Show, the host said that AMC’s 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.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: breakingbad; leno; obamacare; waiting
Not far from the truth......
1 posted on 09/25/2013 6:30:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL

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.


2 posted on 09/25/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ol' Walter's fatal mistake was listing his party affiliation as "Republican".
3 posted on 09/25/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Humor parodying a real life event.


4 posted on 09/25/2013 6:35:52 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Funny. And a nice counterpoint to this leftist meme that has been circulating:

I read recently that Michael Moore made a similar remark (just shows how far it's spread among the left)

5 posted on 09/25/2013 6:40:01 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

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.


6 posted on 09/25/2013 6:52:33 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Sub-Driver

I never watched Breaking Bad.

Didn’t like the basic tenet of the show.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 6:52:35 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Hugin
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.

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.

8 posted on 09/25/2013 6:57:58 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Joke


9 posted on 09/25/2013 7:01:52 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Funny. And a nice counterpoint to this leftist meme that has been circulating:

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".

10 posted on 09/25/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

Yeah, I made the same point in my last post.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: justlurking
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".

And that is exactly where I quit watching. I realized he had become just another @*#&$^%*# drug dealer.

12 posted on 09/25/2013 7:14:04 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Yeah, I made the same point in my last post.

I saw it when I hit post. :-( I sent you freepmail.....

13 posted on 09/25/2013 7:16:09 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: eartrumpet
I realized he had become just another @*#&$^%*# drug dealer.

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.

14 posted on 09/25/2013 7:20:17 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking
I saw it when I hit post. :-( I sent you freepmail.....

And, of course, I saw your freepmail when I hit post :(

15 posted on 09/25/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: eartrumpet

So did you quit watching “The Godfather” when Don Corleone agreed to sell herion?


16 posted on 09/25/2013 7:23:12 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

Did he really agree to sell heroin? I thought it was more of a ruse to lull Barzini into a false sense of security.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 7:25:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TurboZamboni

Calling Hank might take a John Edward phone.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 7:30:11 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: Hugin

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.


19 posted on 09/25/2013 7:34:02 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: eartrumpet
I realized he had become just another @*#&$^%*# drug dealer.

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'.

20 posted on 09/25/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Venturer

It does not glorify drugs or criminals. Quite the opposite. I came upon a forum the other day obviously populated by kids. Most of the comments were along the line of ‘l never dreamed the drug business/meth was so bad. It opened my eyes.’


21 posted on 09/25/2013 7:59:03 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Sub-Driver

Leno has been attacking Obama on a regular basis, unfortunately, he also hates Sarah Palin.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Sub-Driver

I think the final episode will be with Lois, Francis, Reece, Malcolm, Dewey and Jamie showing up at the cooking facility and confronting ‘Hal’ about abandoning them and starting a new life. :-)


23 posted on 09/25/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: ExpatCanuck
I think the final episode will be with Lois, Francis, Reece, Malcolm, Dewey and Jamie showing up at the cooking facility and confronting ‘Hal’ about abandoning them and starting a new life. :-)

Ha Ha!

24 posted on 09/25/2013 11:45:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Who’s watching the series start all over again tonight? I am..and enjoying it. I had forgotten so much of it


25 posted on 09/25/2013 6:54:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Commercials during BB going for $250,000 for 30 seconds.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2013/09/26/commercials-breaking-bad-finale/


26 posted on 09/26/2013 7:45:45 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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