Giffords Gives Thumbs Up!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Landis82, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Lucrum


    As if you genuinely give a shit?

    Why is it OK for YOU but no one else?
    Or was this one of your "value" posts?

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    01-05-11 08:18 PM

    I heard that he was in Hawaii still trying to obtain Obama's birth certificate.
    #31     Jan 12, 2011
  2. I truly feel bad for you.
    ET is obviously your LIFE.
    How sad that you have to piss all over a thread dedicated to the recovery of a US Congresswoman.

    You obviously are a very angry person.
    Life not going well for you in Canton, Georgia?
    #32     Jan 12, 2011
  3. Lucrum


    Way to dodge questions Labia82.

    You do NOT feel bad for me.
    You arrogantly presume too much
    I'm pissing on YOU dumb ass
    Angry? You're the one that's upset
    I am snowed in, Al Gores GW has turned into an ice age here in the south.

    Apparently no one else believes your phony concern for the congresswoman either.

    #33     Jan 12, 2011
  4. You just can't face the fact that you are a D-Bag pissing all over a supportive thread about a US Congresswoman who was the target of an unhinged whack-job.

    You clearly ignore the FACT that you came on a thread that was initiated by me that was interested in showing support for the Congresswoman amidst this cesspool of the "P&R" forum that you live in, and YOU chose to make an ass out of yourself, acting like a 4 year old and posting absolutely NOTHING THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CONGRESSWOMAN'S CONDITION . . . Or are you too blind to see what you
    posted on Page 1 of this thread???

    Following me around ET is not very funny anymore, it's actually pretty pathetic. I do feel sorry for you. Life has so much more to offer than this, but you clearly are not a very happy person. Everyone here can see that from your post on Page #1 of this thread.

    You've clearly got some serious issues.
    #34     Jan 12, 2011
  5. Lucrum


    Dodging questions and comments you don't like again huh? Repeating the same stupid shit over and over doesn't make it fact Labia82.

    Posting in this forum is OK for you but not for anyone else

    Posting over 5 times a day is OK for you but not anyone else

    Hijacking threads is OK for you but not for anyone else

    Your posts have value but not anyone else.

    You have time to trade and post more than most but not anyone else.

    You can stalk other members but no one else can.

    Did I leave anything out? Oh yeah you're a sanctimonious putz.
    #35     Jan 12, 2011
  6. Mnphats


    #36     Jan 12, 2011
  7. At congresswoman's bedside, Good News keeps coming.


    By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer Alicia Chang, Ap Science Writer – 58 mins ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Gabrielle Giffords has made a "major leap forward" in her recovery progress, opening both eyes and moving her legs and arms, her doctors said Thursday.

    The Arizona congresswoman remains in critical condition after being shot in the head Saturday. Few people who take a bullet to the brain — just 10 percent — survive such a devastating wound.

    With her closest friends from Congress holding her hand Wednesday evening, Giffords opened her unbandaged left eye and tried to focus on loved ones for the first time.

    "This is a major leap forward. This is a major milestone for her and we're hoping that she crosses through many more," said her neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Lemole.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was present for the eye opening, said: "It was raw courage. It was raw strength. It was so beautiful and so moving."

    Doctors have also helped Giffords sit up and dangle her legs from her bed. She's able to open her right eye, even though it's bandaged.

    The next milestone will be removing her breathing tube, and perhaps have her sit in a chair on Friday, said Dr. Peter Rhee, trauma chief at University Medical Center, who has treated soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Doctors want to make sure Giffords doesn't regress and are watching for pneumonia and blood clots.

    It's a far cry from last week, when a shocked nation braced for the worst for the 40-year-old Arizona congresswoman. Several news outlets erroneously declared her dead soon after the shooting rampage that killed six. Stunned by the day's events, crowds held candlelight vigils outside the hospital and Giffords' Tucson office.

    After her surgery, Dr. Richard Carmona, the former surgeon general and family friend who looked at Giffords' brain scans, gave a bleak outlook.

    "With guarded optimism, I hope she will survive, but this is a very devastating wound," he said.

    But as the days ticked by, doctors shared signs of improvement. There was a glimmer of hope early on: Giffords was able to squeeze a doctor's hand in the emergency room.

    By Sunday, Lemole said he was "cautiously optimistic" about her survival. She could follow basic commands when they briefly eased up on her sedation.

    Doctors were encouraged Monday that there was no further brain swelling, and Giffords could raise two fingers of her left hand and even flashed a thumbs-up.

    The following day, doctors said Giffords was breathing on her own, but still connected to a respirator as a precaution. She was also moving both arms. Doctors gave their most confident prognosis yet: She will survive.

    "She has no right to look this good and she does," Lemole said.

    As her sedation was scaled back, Giffords became more alert and moved on her own — touching her wounds and fixing her hospital gown. She even scratched her nose, Lemole said.

    The encouraging news continued when Gillibrand and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., stood in the hospital room Wednesday, talking, joking and touching their friend.

    "She was rubbing our hands and gripping our hands so ... we knew she could hear and understand what we were saying and she moved her leg, and so we knew she was responding," Gillibrand said. "And the more we joked about what we were going to do, she started to open her eyes."

    Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, realized the significance of the moment. "Gabby, open your eyes, open your eyes," he said, according to Gillibrand.

    Said Schultz: "It felt like we were watching a miracle."

    So how did Giffords survive the gunshot wound? The path of the bullet, quick and quality medical care, and a stroke of luck meant the difference between life and death, say her doctors and brain experts.

    Doctors think the bullet pierced the front of Giffords' head and exited the back, slicing the left side of the brain, which controls speech abilities and muscles on the right side of the body.

    Had the bullet damaged both sides of the brain or struck the brain stem, which connects to the spinal cord, the outcome would likely be worse — extensive permanent damage, vegetative state or death.

    "So far, she's passed with flying colors of each stage" of her recovery, said neurologist Dr. Marc Nuwer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who is not involved in the congresswoman's treatment.

    Most gunshot victims are not that fortunate. Several years ago, a Tucson police officer was shot in the head during a chase. His heart was beating when he was rushed to University Medical Center, but doctors couldn't control the bleeding in the brain and he died, Rhee said.

    When Giffords arrived at the hospital, doctors first checked to make sure she didn't have any other injuries. They took a brain scan and wheeled her to the operating room in a swift 38 minutes.

    The same attack in the desert many miles away from a trauma center may have led to a different ending.

    It's too early to tell the extent of damage Giffords suffered, but experts say it's rare for people with gunshot wounds to the head to regain all of their abilities. Damage to the left side of the brain can result in memory loss, difficult reading and hand-eye coordination problems. Giffords' doctors have not been able to determine how well she can speak since she still has a breathing tube.

    "Her full-time job now for the next year is working on her recovery and rebuilding her life around her disability whatever it may be," said Dr. Stephan Mayer, professor of clinical neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, who has no role in Giffords' care.
    #37     Jan 13, 2011
  8. Thanks for posting all this Landis. I don't post much, but felt compelled on the Obama Tucson speech thread -yikes what nonsense there- and here.

    You clearly have some very angry sparring partners here - it really is sad that so many have so much hate, just for the sake of hate, in them.

    I'm not a big Obama fan, didn't care too much for W's war either, but I like to think we are still Americans - and compassionate, whether for Senator or an innocent 9 year old who was shot to death by a madman.

    To think so many have turned into politicized nuts. Sad.

    #38     Jan 13, 2011
  9. It's pretty difficult to taunt a paranoid schizophrenic since he's already paranoid and living in his own world.

    What's the goal? To make him even MORE paranoid?

    #39     Jan 13, 2011
  10. Internet tough man of the year no doubt.
    #40     Jan 13, 2011