"But if they're so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence then, I don't know, I probably wouldn't want to have a conversation with them anyway," he continued. "Not good riddance, but riddance."
Update: We've had some comments from readers, new or not, who think this piece is an affront to families of children with heart issues. If you are a regular, you know us better. I hope. We have never created a pecking order for autism or any other condition. But our kids are always at the bottom of the media pecking order. And perhaps it's my fault for not going back to the drawing board on this post, which I will do here. We have AofA families whose children have dual diagnoses - autism and Down Syndrome, for example. And heart issues are a major, lifelong issue. In America, our surgeons are heroes. They can repair bones and organs. Perhaps not to perfection, but to functioning and to make life better for patients. Funny, I wrote a post about this:
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel said he would perform the same emotionally-charged monologues about healthcare and gun violence "again in a heartbeat," despite a drastic reduction in Republican viewership of his show.
Jimmy Kimmel had a visit from V is for Vaccine this week at his taping. From Joshua Coleman's Facebook page:
33 mothers and fathers attended Jimmy Kimmel's show on December 4, 2019 and abruptly stood in silence MID-SHOW removing outer clothing to reveal their hidden shirts that said either...
My son was injured by vaccines
My daughter was injured by vaccines
My loved one was injured by vaccines
Jimmy Kimmel cut his interview with actor Tom Holland short and the parents were asked to leave. As they quietly and peacefully left Jimmy sarcastically muttered "Cry me a river".
LIVE broadcast from inside the Kimmel studio on my wall.
When Kimmel's son was born, he had a heart condition and needed surgery. Kimmel, known for his on screen blubbering at the drop of a hat, cried a river over his son's plight.
Most of us have cried oceans over our children, whose vaccine injury is not repairable by a skilled surgeon, and whose effects have shunted their lives off their appointed track to that of the seriously disabled. We live with rivers of tears AND diarrhea, mountains of soiled bedsheets, and lakes of drool from seizures. Our fields of dreams for our children lie fallow.
Remember friends, the only group with 24/7/365 open season are parents of vax injured kids. Bully us? And how! Make fun of us? Don't mind if I do! Dismiss our sick kids? Boy howdy what fun! Jimmy is such a comedian. He talks about his wife Molly's smelly feet on Howard Stern. Ha ha!! How'd you like to have a wife taking care of three kids with autism, Jimmy? Imagine the laughs there?
Kimmel should never know the pain we feel. His fears for his son pale against our agony, which is like his PLUS the horror of being called liars and shamed at every turn. We have no miracle surgeons. We have no treatments. We have no cure. And we get no respect. But that's a real comedian's line.