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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:57 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Gabby Giffords To Congress: "Be Bold"



Gabby Giffords at Senate Judiciary Hearing on Gun Violence

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Gabby Giffords To Congress: "Be Bold" (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2013 OP
one_voice Jan 2013 #1
Coyotl Jan 2013 #27
Remmah2 Jan 2013 #2
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #3
PotatoChip Jan 2013 #4
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #22
PotatoChip Jan 2013 #30
SWTORFanatic Jan 2013 #5
MADem Jan 2013 #7
MADem Jan 2013 #6
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #21
ReRe Jan 2013 #9
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #24
xxqqqzme Jan 2013 #12
tblue Jan 2013 #18
MADem Jan 2013 #23
freshwest Jan 2013 #29
tblue Jan 2013 #17
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #20
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #32
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #34
dballance Jan 2013 #28
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #8
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #13
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #14
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #15
mimi85 Jan 2013 #33
hue Jan 2013 #10
libodem Jan 2013 #11
phleshdef Jan 2013 #16
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #19
ProudProgressiveNow Jan 2013 #25
MFM008 Jan 2013 #26
somethingshiny Jan 2013 #31

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:11 AM

1. Beautiful!

Watching this gave me goosebumps! She's so brave and such an inspiration.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:27 PM

27. On YouTube:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:39 AM

3. Maybe it's just me, but

Gabby Giffords kinda looks like Orly Taitz with that hair style and that facial expression.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:09 PM

4. I think she looks beautiful (nt)

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:01 PM

22. Nowhere in my post did I call her ugly.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:05 AM

30. I didn't say that you did.

I just felt this was a good place to voice my opinion. Nothing more. I meant no disrespect to you.

However, if I were to amend my post, it'd be to change the word "looks" to "is"... As in "Gabby Giffords is beautiful'... Much more apt description IMO.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:49 PM

5. I agree, I hate to say but I don't like the hairstyle. Maybe she's growing it out though

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Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:00 PM

7. That looks like a high-end wig to me. Probably chosen to hide the side of her head that took the

bullet, and also to make the "hair" portion of her morning routine less stressful. It's not like she has full use of her arms and hands anymore.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:57 PM

6. Are you shittin' me? She looks nothing like her. What a thing to say....



Hair color, age, features--nothing in common.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:00 PM

21. OK, it sounds like you were assuming that I was calling Giffords ugly, which I wasn't.

Nowhere in my post did I say that she was ugly. I don't even think Orly looks that bad for her age. I had just said that I thought her hair and her facial gestures look the same as Orly's in that photo. That's all.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:16 PM

9. It's just you.

I see absolutely no resemblance. The hairdo Gabby has is the hairdo she had on that horrible day in Jan of 2011. And facial expression? WHAT facial expression are you talking about?
Me thinks you need to clean your glasses,
or maybe a stiff drink so you can become a little more sociable?

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Response to ReRe (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:22 PM

24. When I was talking about her facial expression,

all I was doing was talking about how serious Giffords looked in that photo, and how Taitz usually looks overly-serious. But to each his own.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:02 PM

12. Having the experience of

a traumatic brain injury, I can tell you the facial expression is very slow to fade. The first time I saw my reflection in a mirror, I was shocked. I had no control over the 'deer in the headlights' expression frozen in my face. I could not relax the muscles in my face. It was about 3 weeks before my face began to return to normal. Ms Giffords' injury was much more severe than mine.

Much depends on the area of the brain damaged. My brain injury paralyzed my left side, affected my swallowing reflex, made it difficult to follow text as it wrapped from line to line and heightened my taste of salt. Physical therapy is necessary to regain some of the functions lost. Teaching my leg and foot to work again was the hardest job I've ever had.

Don't even get me started on what it takes to comb and style hair w/ one hand/arm. If she is using a wig, it is probably because it saves her 45 minutes in the morning.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:24 PM

18. Thanks for sharing.

Such a painful experience and you, as a survivor, have valuable insight to offer. Thank you, sweetie. I learn from you. I wish you all the best.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:19 PM

23. Thanks for that "report from the field." I spent a year helping a relative

recover from a brain stem stroke, and I can empathize with you-- it's not an easy road, even with aggressive therapy and repetition, repetition, repetition.

It takes courage.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:54 AM

29. Thanks, I know about this. Hope you can maintain your improvement without relapse.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:22 PM

17. Have a heart.

I know you don't mean anything by this post, but how she looks is hardly relevant to this discussion. Actually, she looks fantastic considering what she's gone through. Don't you think? Can you imagine?

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:54 PM

20. Have a heart?

You basically assumed that I was calling her ugly, which I wasn't. To be honest, I don't think Orly Taitz is ugly for her age, but I digress. All I was saying is that I thought Giffords looked like Taitz with that hairdo and having such a serious-looking facial expression, and I pretty much got flamed on by multiple posters for saying that.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:41 AM

32. The English language certainly allows us

"You basically assumed that I was calling her ugly, which I wasn't..."

The English language certainly does allow us to silently advertise our intent while yet hiding behind the very words we use.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:42 PM

34. "ugly for her age"

Second verse, same as the first.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:31 PM

28. Jamaal, I Think Given Orly's Notoriousness Comparing Anyone to Her is a Losing Proposition

I know you didn't mean it in an unkind way. But boy did you step in. Best advice now. Stop replying to all the posts and try to let it die.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:16 PM

8. Ugh.

I can't believe this thread so quickly devolved (above) into a discussion on her appearance.

Here. Of all places.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:14 PM

13. Well, I was GOING to say...

...that she looks just fantastic.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:18 PM

14. Within the context of someone who has been recovering from being shot in the head

I agree. She looks strong and healthy, and that is so amazing.

Some of the comments upthread seemed to be going somewhere that, for instance, you wouldn't normally see such commentary about male politicians going. So that depressed me a bit.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:21 PM

15. Yeah, I know what you're saying and agree.

But I really was going to post that she looks fully recovered and overall just great.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:26 PM

33. Agree 1000%

I feel like I'm reading a Yahoo article or some gossip rag. WTF does her appearance have a damn thing to do with the discussion on guns?? I'm stunned. And upset. This doesn't belong on DU or anywhere else. Should she have worn her pajamas and slippers? Disgusting.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:43 PM

10. "Be bold. Be courageous." Simply beautiful!! Just like Gabby!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:56 PM

11. I am so touched

Why do I get misty for being proud.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:57 PM

16. That was heartbreaking to watch. But she does appear to be improving somewhat.

It seemed like she did a bit better getting that statement out than she was during that first interview she did.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:41 PM

19. Be Courageous.

Thank you, Gabby!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:27 PM

25. K&R nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:15 PM

26. beautiful and courageous

just think of what she has been though and has yet to go through.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:08 AM

31. if we're going to talk about physical appearances...

What is up with Wayne LaPierre's FACE? Could central casting come up with a more evil visage? And why does he look so disturbingly like Donald Rumsfeld and televangelist Robert Schummer? That high-cheekbone, reptilian-eyes thing is so prevalent among these types, it always makes me wonder if spawns of Satan actually share familial characteristics.

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