Patterico's Pontifications

11/15/2013

BatKid!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:52 pm



Neat story about a kid with leukemia who saves a city with help from the Make a Wish Foundation and a few thousand folks.

He got the key to the city:

And saved a damsel in distress, who hugged him for his heroism:

Nice pictures from John Sexton at Breitbart, here.

Lots more here.

Great stuff.

26 Responses to “BatKid!”

  1. Luckily, there were some lefties around to make it all about politics:

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. oh man there’s not a single dry eye here at casa pikachu

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. Such a great day for this kid. May he have many, many more.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  4. Miles is America’s hero! Great job, kid!

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  5. From Patterico’s links:

    BatKid brought along his little brother, dressed as Robin.

    Is this real? It looks like they even had a Batman symbol in the sky.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  6. I’m not sure it’s right to reveal his secret identity, though.

    nk (dbc370)

  7. His “secret identity” was revealed on the promotion posters for the event in SF.

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  8. superb day for the young lad.

    mg (31009b)

  9. What a wonderful story. I cried…oops, I’m crying again.

    The DOJ in SF also issued an indictment of the bad guys, LOL.

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/news/2013/docs/RIDDLER%20&%20PENGUIN%20-%20Indictment.pdf

    I hope he has many happy stories to tell his grandkids some day.

    Patricia (be0117)

  10. I liked the indictment. I bet P. could learn a few style tips from it.

    “They can try to appeal, but good luck with that”.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  11. I see from the indictment that they only used his first name, so that’s something I guess. But there’s still the video right at the top pretty much showing all his face.

    This is a serious matter, folks. Bruce Wayne had to change his name and re-organize Wayne Enterprises after he was outed. Just try to find either in the Gotham City phonebook, if you don’t believe me. The same with Tony Stark and Stark Industries. You won’t find them in New York, now. Clark Kent had to quit his job at The Great Metropolitan Newspaper and Peter Parker his at The Daley Bugle. It is rumored that they teamed up to publish online graphic novels from the Fortress of Solitude — the location of which is not generally known yet but I’m afraid that it’s only a matter of time. Nobody knows where Dr. Bruce Banner is and what he is doing. Some say that’s how he liked it to begin with anyway, but I don’t know.

    I support the First Amendment as much as the next guy, but with great freedom comes great responsibility. Those masked, caped, webbed, armored, and green crusaders, works selflessly to protect us from evil menaces asking nothing in return. The least we can do is grant them the one thing they ask for — anonymity in their day to day lives.

    nk (dbc370)

  12. OK, who is cutting the onions…a whole lotta onions

    MunDane (98b15c)

  13. As Robert Stacey Stacy McCain noted, at least one of our fiends on the left wanted to make it about race.

    Happy for #SFBatKid, but can’t help but wonder if this would happen for a kid who isn’t white. Let’s put energy into solving societal ills
    — Catherine (@shaketini) November 15, 2013

    Conservatives see people doing something nice for a kid with cancer; liberals see people doing something nice for a white kid with cancer.

    The unsurprised Dana (3e4784)

  14. May he live a long life to remember this day.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  15. The nk channeling Sheldon Cooper wrote:

    Clark Kent had to quit his job at The Great Metropolitan Newspaper and Peter Parker his at The Daley Bugle.

    Alas! These didn’t happen due to their identities as superheroes, but because, like so many major metropolitan newspapers, both the Daily Planet and The Daily Bugle were suffering serious financial losses. Both entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but even after emerging for bankruptcy were unable to make a profit. Sam Zell’s purchase of the Daily Planet saw some initial successes, until he place Michael Hiltzik, a noted economics and business expert, in charge of re-establishing the Planet as a Great Metropolitan Newspaper, and the whole enterprise went down the tubes quickly. Former Editor-in-Chief Perry White saw his entire retirement plan wiped out, and has been in-and-out of a homeless shelter in recent months. Jimmy Olson, the world’s oldest cub reporter, is at least employed, working at the National Enquirer. The Planet’s top reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner Lois Lane, is now with the Huffington Post.

    As for the Bugle, Editor and Publisher J Jonah Jameson weathered the paper’s downfall very well: he sold the Bugle for far more than it was worth to Rupert Murdock, who has turned it into a tabloid format. The new Bugle was doing fairly well, right up until Mr Murdock did a Heroines of Washington series, and ran Barbara Mikulski, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius and Hillary Clinton as his Page 3 girls.

    The Dana who both read comic books and delivered newspapers (3e4784)

  16. The Lefties talk about caring for children while they abort them by the tens of millions and promote lifestyles that ensure those lucky enough to be born are mostly born to single, unwed mothers, which virtually guarantees poverty and dependence on The State.

    Colonel Haiku (879b60)

  17. Just imagine how much fried chicken, watermelon, and Obamaphones, the Make A Wish Foundation could have bought instead, Dana and Haiku. Not to mention crack and bootleg rap.

    Those “societal ills” no longer get a serious response from me. Not ever.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. There were some mean girls on the twitter who were upset that so much was done for one, when there are many who won’t get as much or even enough effort.

    But how much joy was spread to how many people? It wasn’t only the batkid who was the beneficiary of so much fun. How many will keep trying to bring a little gladness into the world when they see a chance?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  19. Sarahw wrote:

    There were some mean girls on the twitter who were upset that so much was done for one, when there are many who won’t get as much or even enough effort.

    Well, let us take their “upsetedness” to its logical conclusion, and ask: how many hungry kids could be fed for all of the money that it will cost to treat a cancer kid? After all, he’s probably going to die anyway, so why are we taking food out of the mouths of those poor black and Hispanic kids to waste on one more white boy?

    His stupid parents should have aborted him anyway.

    The coldly realistic Dana (af9ec3)

  20. Black America is not going to dictate to me how I will behave towards my white friends. — Charles Barkley (in the spirit of)

    nk (dbc370)

  21. My darling bride (of 34 years, 5 months and 27 days) is an RN in a pediatric ward, and I get the stories from the hospital all the time. (Yes, after all that time, she still talks to me!) The oncology kids have to grow up fast, because they are facing long, uncomfortable treatment regimens which require them to behave far more maturely than their ages. To give a child the gift of being a child, something he really doesn’t get to be when he should be, is something he’ll treasure.

    The Dana married to a pediatric nurse (af9ec3)

  22. #17… right with you on that, nk.

    Colonel Haiku (7bd2ca)

  23. It’s not as touching as BatKid but if you like sweet puppy-kid stories, this is for you.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  24. The puppy-kid story has apparently gone viral, so much so that they say they are going to be on Good Morning America tomorrow.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  25. DRJ, I love the puppy-kid story and photos. As with the Batkid story, they represent lovely moments of tenderness that are often lost or overlooked in our cynical society where quips and snarks and put-downs and public crudities taken front and center. The Batkid story and the puppy-kid story are refreshing palate cleansers. I say bring on more.

    Dana (45070c)

  26. The Lefties talk about caring for children while they abort them by the tens of millions

    I don’t think you’re supposed to point this out, Col.

    Dana (45070c)


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