Nor, seemingly, could they get the heart beating again in the Newark, Nottinghamshire (UK) Town Council, which refuses to give him a disabled parking sticker for his car:
Your arm's off. No, it's not.
A hero soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan has been denied a disabled parking badge three times by council bosses.
Lance Corporal Johno Lee has clocked up £800 in fines for parking in disabled bays in his home town of Newark, Nottinghamshire, on days when he uses a wheelchair or feels unable to walk very far.
When he first applied to Nottinghamshire County Council for a blue badge, he was advised he was young and 'may get better'.
The Council always triumphs!
This is not to make fun of Lance Cpl. Lee. On the contrary. I'm dumbfounded that the Council could be so clueless as to tell him that his leg might grow back. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Grow back? Note to all Boston area lefties: observe your Philosopher Kings in action.
I normally leave the post at this point, with a sneer both at the sheer incompetence on offer in the UK, and the intellectual incompetence of an American Left that thinks we should import it to our shores. Not this time. There's no mistaking the malice on display: turned down not once, but three times; the suggestion that his leg might grow back.
Malice. Running the bureaucracy. This is what lampposts and rope were invented to handle. I'm willing to be convinced that hanging just a few - pour encourager les autres - is the prudent solution, contrasted with mass executions by firing squad.
There's a difference between subjects and citizens, and it's high time that "public servants" learned the lesson. Rope.