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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:59 PM

Boner's Orange Hue---could it be due to Alcoholism?

I'm just wondering. That yellowish skin tone is a well-known sign of liver disease. 'Course, liver diseases like cirrhosis aren't ALWAYS a result of alcohol, but I think it's the most common cause.

Thoughts?

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Reply Boner's Orange Hue---could it be due to Alcoholism? (Original post)
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 OP
Earth_First Jan 2013 #1
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #2
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #16
brewens Jan 2013 #4
MelungeonWoman Jan 2013 #5
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #9
MelungeonWoman Jan 2013 #20
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #26
MelungeonWoman Jan 2013 #33
undergroundpanther Jan 2013 #32
MelungeonWoman Jan 2013 #35
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #21
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #18
yewberry Jan 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #12
yewberry Jan 2013 #34
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #10
Aristus Jan 2013 #15
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #31
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #22
loyalsister Jan 2013 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #25
loyalsister Jan 2013 #36
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2013 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #23
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #24
Cleita Jan 2013 #27
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #28
Cleita Jan 2013 #38
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #29
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #30
phleshdef Jan 2013 #37
sylvi Jan 2013 #39

Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:00 PM

1. It's 'tan in a can'

No doubt about it.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:05 PM

2. they look different?

Haha. ...tan in a can gives me a mental image of a can of paint. Heeeeeee.


(Hi from Rochester! )

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. Sorry, I don't think it's tan in a can

I use the stuff myself.
I don't see the "lines", "white around the eyes" etc.

Now this is tan in a can:

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:20 PM

16. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Ugh, don't DO that to people!!!!! Yecch!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:06 PM

4. I believe that it's more of a yellow from jaundice in the final stages of drinking

yourself to death. Boehner has maintained That peculiar hue for far too long. He might be somewhat of a drunk but he's not in the league of the real hard core alcoholics that die from it by his age.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:07 PM

5. He's a melungeon.

My daughter is as orange as he is.

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Response to MelungeonWoman (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:16 PM

9. what's a melungeon?

?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:24 PM

20. It's a tri-racial isolate.

Last edited Sun Jan 13, 2013, 06:27 PM - Edit history (1)

We're white, black and native, but we go as white, when we can.

She is a beautiful young lady no matter what color she is.

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Response to MelungeonWoman (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:38 PM

26. her skin tone looks lovely to me...not yellow.

But if Boner IS melungeon, it's interesting that he is so dedicated to the racist teabaggy party.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:10 PM

33. It's really sad...

But I am continuously amazed by the amount of people who live in grinding poverty and yet still, time after time vote against their own best interest. Better internet service and more information in general would serve all Appalachians in the long run.

As for Boehner, it looks like a case of "I've got mine, screw you."

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Response to MelungeonWoman (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:53 PM

32. Hey nother melungeon here!

I came out a little whiter looking.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:18 PM

35. Hi there!

I'm also pale skinned, along with all of my siblings except for my RED HEADED brother, lol!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:24 PM

21. Mixed ethnicity, often found in the Appalacians

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Response to MelungeonWoman (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:21 PM

18. Could be

I went to high school in Wisconsin and there was always dark skinned kids who looked tan 24/7. This was b-4 the age of tan in a can.

When I asked them their nationality, it was always German.

I myself am Middle Eastern and was a pale face compared to them.
I was consumed with sun tan envy.

Finally, I just had to "deal with it"

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:08 PM

6. Nah. I had Hepatitis-- jaundice is really yellow, not orange.

I got Hep A when my brother adopted a wonderful boy from Ethiopia. Not something I recommend: jaundice, weakness, diarrhea, and hounding by health officials.

My eyes and skin were noticeably yellow.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:17 PM

12. oh dear...sorry to hear that

Are you ok now, I hope? And how about your brother?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:16 PM

34. Oh, gosh, thanks, I'm fine.

Hepatitis A is the one people get over. And my brother is fine... the whole side of the family got Hep A vaccines, knowing that children often carry Hep A without symptoms and that the disease is not uncommon among kids from Africa.

I didn't get the word on the vaccine because I live 3000 miles away from my family, and was visiting when I caught it. My brother's mother-in-law doesn't put much stock in vaccines, so she didn't get the shot-- she and I were the only two in the family to develop Hep A.

And my nephew is 7 now, and doing great.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:08 PM

7. This Oompa Loompa bias has to stop.

ROFLMAO

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:18 PM

13. *chuckle* *snort*

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:12 PM

8. If he had jaundice his eyes would be yellow.

But they're red.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:16 PM

10. good point

Forgot about that.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:20 PM

15. Yeah, it's called 'icterus', and it looks like this:

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Response to Aristus (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:49 PM

31. oh....

My.

:/

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:17 PM

11. I love you, BlancheSplanchnik...

You called it, darlin'!

So now, how do we help this man with his addiction?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:28 PM

22. im the last person to ask!

I've fallen in love with far too many of them (repetition compulsion is a wonderful thing. If by "wonderful", you mean "the crappiest gift-that-keeps-on-giving ever"), including my most recent ex, who someone said was looking a little yellow last he saw him.

You'd think I'd know by now that I can't change them.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:19 PM

14. Why is it inevitable

that politicians people don't like are accused of mental illness or substance abuse? According to a RWer I once talked to, Obama is a coke addict.
Jaundice from liver disease is yellow. Bad pictures are not evidence.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:34 PM

25. I was asking an open ended question.

You can see I'm looking at plausible explanations, not making a proclamation.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:24 PM

36. I didn't mean it to come off as an attack

It just seems like a general pattern.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:21 PM

17. I once turned sorta orange...

because I was juicing carrots and drinking them too often!

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:30 PM

23. oh geeee...there was a girl in college who was a carrot nut...

And she was orange! Everyone kidded about it and she kindof wore it as a badge of pride.)

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:22 PM

19. His wife has the same skin color. My guess is that her and Boner are tanning freaks

that spend time on tanning beds. They may have a tanning bed in their home.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:31 PM

24. ohh...I've never seen a pic of her.

Well that's pretty persuasive.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:40 PM

27. The skin tone is artificial but I believe it's to cover up his alcoholism.

His broken veins and red blotches that erupt from excessive alcohol use can be covered up with tans or make-up. Liver disease often shows up in the whites of the eyes as a yellowish cast. I don't notice that on him yet.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:43 PM

28. he definitely has that weathered look

Deeeeep creases and all...heavy smoker/drinker look.-----or excessive tanning.

Wonder if he has "The Smell"

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:29 PM

38. Ugh, only his aides and wife probably know. n/t

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:44 PM

29. Boehner's worst fear:

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:47 PM

30. ......

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:26 PM

37. Younger photos show the same skin tone.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:54 PM

39. Anyone that orange from jaundice

 

Anyone that orange from jaundice secondary to liver failure probably wouldn't be well enough physically to tolerate the activities of a congress critter. More likely it's a bad fake tan job.

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