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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:03 PM
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Chief Justice John Roberts has suffered a seizure
Source: CNN.COM

Link to follow.

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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:03 PM
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1. Pray! Pray! Pray! n/t
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:06 PM
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3. Eh. Just a little foaming at the mouth.
They all do that.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:24 PM
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17. .
:rofl:
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:37 PM
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22. Let Me Add Another
:rofl:
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:38 PM
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23. me 3 nt
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:05 PM
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60. Scary Roberts fainted in delight at overturning a few more rights
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:06 PM
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2. AP: Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure
(07-30) 15:55 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --

Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight.

Roberts, 52, was taken by ambulance to the Penobscot Bay Medical Center, where he underwent a "thorough neurological evaluation, which revealed no cause for concern," Arberg said in a statement.

Roberts had a similar episode in 1993, she said.

---eoe--

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/30...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:07 PM
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4. Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure
Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure

Chief Justice John Roberts has suffered a seizure and is hospitalized in Maine. Roberts was taken to a hospital after falling on a dock near his summer home in Maine.

The 52-year-old jurist fell and suffered minor scrapes. Roberts will remain in the hospital overnight.

A local fire chief says Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then transferred to an ambulance. He says the chief justice was conscious and alert when they put him in the rescue vehicle.

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=49932
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:13 PM
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5. I am going to say a prayer.
Can you guess what I will be praying for? Just kidding. :sarcasm:
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:39 PM
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24. Please, don't kid around like that!
If you know what I mean...
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blayne Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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6. Chief Justice John Roberts has suffered a seizure and is hospitalized in Maine.
Edited on Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM by blayne
Source: cnn.com

Breaking news from CNN. "Chief Justice John Roberts has suffered a seizure and is hospitalized in Maine, the Supreme Court says."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/07/30/roberts.fall/index...
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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7. Roberts Taken to Maine Hospital After Fall
Edited on Mon Jul-30-07 06:10 PM by RC
Roberts Taken to Maine Hospital After Fall
Chief Justice John Roberts has been taken by ambulance to a hospital in Maine after a fall at his summer home on an island.

A spokeswoman at the Supreme Court says the accident occurred this afternoon at the home located on Hupper Island, but she didn't know what injuries he might have suffered.

Roberts was brought to the mainland aboard a private boat and then transferred to an ambulance. The fire chief in the town of St. George says Roberts was awake and alert when he arrived on land.

2007 The Associated Press.

http://www.fox28.com/News/index.php?ID=22498
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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9. Pretzel? --- n/t
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:53 PM
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31. Warning shot
from Pat Robertson. . .
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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8. that's scary stuff
something made a popping sound in my head a week ago, and about knocked me completely cold. The pain was awful, like a compounded by a million times kind of ice cream headache. I had to spend the night at the hospital getting tests etc. Anything like that is frightening, and I wish it on nobody. I hope he's alright and everything. Good vibes for a speedy recovery.
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BlueInPhilly Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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CNN said he suffered a seizure
Best wishes to him and his family.

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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:24 PM
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16. I hope that you're totally OK also, Weltzelbill. n/t
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:27 AM
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70. I feel better
thank you!
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:02 PM
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33. sounds serious, Wetzelbill
I hope you were given a thorough workup, and that you will be seeing a neurologist for followup for a while.

As for Roberts, meh. If he starts having them on a daily basis, that would be news. A one off? Obviously, it hasn't had enough impact on him in the past that he has ever stopped for one moment to consider the difference between good luck and merit.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:26 AM
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69. yeah, they took blood, did a cat scan, did a lumbar puncture
It checked out ok. But I am going to get a second opinion. It's been a week, and I feel better, but something is still a bit off. I'm going to ask to get referred to a neurologist.
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:43 AM
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73. Good
Your instinct is that something quite wrong has happened, and you should follow your instinct. Calling you "fine" is not a diagnosis. You should at least be told what your symptoms could possibly represent, and what has been definitely ruled out.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:18 PM
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43. Were you dehydrated and hiking in the sun? n/t
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:24 AM
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68. no, I was on the internet
and I stretched out, tightening up all my muscles, and I held my breath for an instant and felt something pop. It was immediate, almost felt like something exploded in my head. But I had no aneurysm or anything, and I'm slowly feeling better. Not sure exactly what it was.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:05 AM
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64. Well, what did they tell you after the tests?
Edited on Tue Jul-31-07 12:34 AM by barb162
I hope you're alright?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:22 AM
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67. they said I was fine
It's been a week, and I still feel a little funny. My family wants me to get a second opinion, so I think I will makes some calls tomorrow.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:34 AM
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71. It sounds like a good idea to get a second opinion.
I hate it when you get all these tests and they can't find what happened. It's happened to me once too often (not what happened to you, but other things). I hope everything works out fine for you.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:18 PM
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12. Just think, he could have been driving. Near a big cliff.
Lucky him.
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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:28 PM
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18. You know I was going to say how I feel, but
I decided not to. I'm just glad the fascisti can't read minds. :evilgrin:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:15 PM
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10. Why wouldn't God give him a seizure as a wake-up call
after all of the lying he did during his confirmation?

I hope it's not life-threatening. Seriously, I don't wish that on anyone.

But I do hope it's "not being able to serve on the court threatening."

Sometimes bad things happen to bad people.

And he's a bad person.
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MirrorAshes Donating Member (942 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:22 PM
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15. exactly
i wish no harm on the man, but i won't deny that the country needs that seat very badly
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:51 PM
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29. Yes but............
Dim-son might replace him with someone worse!
My Uncle had siezures of that nature for at least 8 or 10 years, before he died at the advanced age of 95!
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MirrorAshes Donating Member (942 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:06 PM
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37. at least we'd be in a better position to fight the nomination
schumer has taken responsibility for not being tough enough on roberts and alito, i have to believe he'd lead the fight against another repuke
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 09:05 PM
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57. There isn't worse
His illness, whatever it is, will not be impacted by discussion here.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 11:53 PM
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62. No more seizures!
At least, until after January 2009. Perhaps, he can rest until then.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:17 PM
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11. I wish him the best
As much as I don't like him and his decisions...I hope he pulls through.

Then retires to spend more time with his family.
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:19 PM
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13. Best wishes to him and his family
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:21 PM
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14. Could it be????
There is a God?
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percussivemadness Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:46 PM
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27. yes
and it isn`t the one * keeps referring to, and he is pretty pissed off right now, or so it appears....

peace
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:29 PM
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19. was he having a seizure during his confirmation?
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:30 PM
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20. I'd like to see him retire but not because of a medical disaster.
He has a family who loves him.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:49 PM
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28. Actually, I couldn't care less if he was forced to retire
"because of a medical disaster."

Why?

Simple.

Because he's turned out to be a person he said he wasn't going to be during his confirmation.

He lied to get the job.

And when you buy something that's advertised as "A" and it turns out to be "B," you have a right to return it.

Roberts turned out to be "B" and he's despicable.

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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:04 PM
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35. I'd like to see him gone.
I don't like to see anybody so ill that they can no longer perform their job. I get your point, however.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:54 PM
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32. they can love him in retirement just as well.
don't you think?
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:06 PM
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38. I'm thinking of retirement due to medical catastrophe.
Sure, if he has no physical or mental impairment and functions as the husband and father his family knows, then yippee. In that case however I doubt he'd retire.

You know, there are some people I might be persuaded to wish ill or maimed. He's not one of them, he's just another fucking jackass.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:30 PM
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21. It's not anything you really want to wish on most anyone
Everyone piled on Pat Robertson, but he did a lifetime of damage.

I just had a family member undergo something akin to a stroke - so I'm acutely aware of the impact it has on a life. John Roberts really hasn't done anything to deserve some of the things that seem to be wished for in this thread. And it may be a temporary seizure, or it could be worse than is reported, but let's try to be just a little more human than our Republican counterparts would be.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:05 PM
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36. I certainly don't wish him ill,
nor am I in any position to grant him absolution for our present situation. John Roberts is very much complicit. He drove the bus, so to speak, that was the recount debacle in Florida in 2000; he organized the group of outraged "Florida voters" (who were actually bussed in from a couple thousand miles up the coast) who pounded on the doors to protest the recount. And his was the hand that guided the brief presented to the Supremes on behalf of Bush. John Robert's current employment is his salary for those activities. So there is more than sufficient cause for people to be unhappy that John Roberts will be able to discolor the high court for decades. But I agree that wishing him ill (or worse) is stooping to the kind of behavior that should also be beneath Republicans but isn't.
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:07 PM
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39. And this....
.... is why Republicans win. We're too nice.

"Oooh lets wish him well. Let's hope for a speedy recovery." BULLSHIT.

I hope the guy has a serious illness that doesn't kill him, but lays him just low enough to linger until we have a Democratic president take office in 09, THEN he can take his well-deserved dirt nap. These people are evil, corrupt, ruthless tools of corporate america and they will stop at nothing to grant their masters all manner of legal goodies via the Supreme Court at the expense of average working americans like me. I hope they get everything coming to them, and moreso.

You wanna win? You gotta be heartless and ruthless. Roberts is a joke as a supreme court justice, let alone chief justice. Frankly, I'd rather see that fat prick Scalia bite the big one, but we're not that lucky. Hey, maybe a bunch of those self-important cretins will die prematurely when the Democratic president takes office in 09.

Just saying what everyone's thinking, or SHOULD be thinking. Remember who the enemy is.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:34 PM
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45. I'd be happy if he was out of office
but I won't subscribe to your level of hatefulness in this case.
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:49 PM
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47. Yes
I do hate them. With every fiber of my existence. No punishment is too great for these creeps.
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angryxyouth Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:02 PM
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50. I am with you!!
This bastard is helping to build the new Fascist America that we all are currently living in. Wake up people. :patriot:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 08:37 AM
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85. I'd rather not fall to the level of the Pukes. If we do we are no better then them.
Your post is despicable.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 09:42 PM
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59. I didn't wish it on him: shit happens, but I just ain't too sad about it either.
I don't recall the DU Wish a Seizure On Roberts Group being formed, I could be mistaken. But his vile court's first two terms and our Party's complicity in the appointments of Alito and Roberts were not exactly high points in recent history. I would not be unhappy at all if there were no more terms to the Roberts Court.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:41 PM
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25. Maybe it was a stupifany?
Oh God! I've been such a TOOL! :banghead:
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Jensen Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:43 PM
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26. I wish him well ! A medical insurance that will cover all his problems....
unlike so many Americans who do not and have lost their health, homes,their future!!!
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:52 PM
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30. I knew his brain wasn't wired correctly. Nobody could be that off base and
not be a republican and brain damaged in some way. Seizures just a side effect.
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jordi_fanclub Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:04 PM
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34. So, besides a lunatic* at WH...
Edited on Mon Jul-30-07 07:10 PM by jordi_fanclub
... now a possible epileptic as Chief Justice!!!

"By definition, someone who has had more than one seizure without any other cause is determined to have epilepsy, said Dr. Marc Schlosberg, a neurologist at Washington Hospital Center, who is not involved in the Roberts' case."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070730/ap_on_go_su_co/scot...

"Epilepsy: any of various disorders marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain and typically manifested by sudden brief episodes of altered or diminished consciousness, involuntary movements, or convulsions"
http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epilepsy


*Correction: MORE THAN one...
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:15 PM
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40. I think we should wait until we hear what Frist has to say about his
diagnosis. It's not really epilepsy until Frist says it's epilepsy. Hopefully someone will get some footage of Roberts up on YouTube so he can tell us what's up with him.
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Beerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 11:54 PM
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63. Here's hoping Oscar the wonder kitty
snuggles up with some fascists. Oscar loves everyone.
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Beerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:15 AM
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66. Post worthless w/o pic:
Oscar, Doom Kitty...
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:12 AM
Response to Reply #66
74. That's a movie of the week waiting to happen! (I hope no old timer
ever decides to take matters into their own hands and shoots kitty if they see him heading down the hall toward them!)
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:16 PM
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41. Maybe we won't be stuck with him afte rall
I mean, you gotta think of your health.Right. Maybe he'll retire, sooooon.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:16 PM
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42. I suspect this is about Guantanemo.
Roberts had been giving the torturer-in-chief a hard time over those military tribunals. No more, I'd guess.

Incidentally the late chief justice Rhenquist also experienced a very weird medical episode shortly before becoming the complete NeoCon tool. Of course he didn't have far to go.
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Luke_R Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:19 PM
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44. I read it was guilt induced
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:36 PM
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46. Fortunately he has health insurance.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:49 PM
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48. IN OTHER NEWS: 3,651 AMERICANS KILLED IN IRAQ BECAUSE OF GEORGE W. BUSH
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:53 PM
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49. He must have eaten the candy left in Rhenquist's office...
Edited on Mon Jul-30-07 07:55 PM by skids
...by Bushco. :tinfoilhat:
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:04 PM
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51. Perhaps while unconscious, God spoke to him and told him what
a total fuck up he had been. One can only hope.
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:08 PM
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52. Hey Pat Robertson, is this what you meant?
I wouldn't normally make light of a situation like this, but isn't it ironic that Pat Robertson was praying for God to strike down liberal justices, but since then you've had Rehnquist die and Roberts having a potentially serious seizure/accident.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:10 PM
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61. Wow! dansolo, I had forgotten about Robertson's "prayer"
Did Pat Robertson's prayer to strike a Justice miss its mark?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 08:25 AM
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82. Maybe Robertson is really Voldemort and his curses on Harry Potter always backfire.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:13 PM
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53. Well hope no harm comes of it, but maybe he should consider stepping down. That Chief Justice job
is very demanding.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:31 PM
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54. Bet he never steps down
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:37 PM
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55. That is one bet I would not wager a nickle against.
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DogandPony Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 09:03 PM
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56. Best wishes to his family and him.
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GrantDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 09:25 PM
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58. I wish and pray for the best for the Roberts family.
However, I wonder if he is worried about the medical bills that will follow?
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:14 AM
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65. Universal Law Of One... Karma.
Karma MUST be paid and they are being paid in faster past as we aproch 2012. Karma is something we all pay... good or bad.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 02:33 AM
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75. Honey, we invaded a non-belligerent nation.
Our karma is so bad it doesn't much matter what we say about a treasonous judge.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 12:37 AM
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72. It could have been STEVENS . . . and something could happen with him any time now!!!
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Amimnoch Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 07:03 AM
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76. Stem Cells....
Wouldn't it just be the greatest case of natural poetic "justice" if the cause of these seizures was one of the many things that the republican blocked stem cell research might have a cure for now?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 08:28 AM
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84. It would indeed.
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piesRsquare Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 07:32 AM
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77. Two seizures: Give him what the rest of us get!
Roberts has now had TWO seizures...the one he had in 1993 left him with a suspended driver's license for several months (hopefully this one will too!)

Give him the full deal: Put a diagnosis on record, prescribe anti-seizure drugs, and kick him off the bench as unfit to serve. Let him suffer what the rest of us with epilepsy suffer from: Medication side-effects that make you feel like shit, discrimination, a medical condition that no insurance company will want to cover, and immediate disqualification from a shitload of jobs and careers.

Let him get a taste of the stripped-down Americans with Disabilities Act, since his court ruled that people with epilepsy "aren't disabled enough", and therefore are not entitled to reasonable accomodations on the job! Let Roberts get the discrimination but no accomodations! Just like the rest of us with epilepsy/seizure disorders!

Fuck Justice John Roberts!

Now if everyone will please excuse me, I have to take my next dose of 600 fucking milligrams of fucking Trileptal to control MY fucking seizures because my goddamned insurance company said the surgical procedure that could get me off medication is "experimental" and that they won't pay for it! AND they're 23 days LATE in responding to my appeal! I pay $432.50 per month for coverage when I'm 35 and otherwise healthy but because I have a SEIZURE DISORDER just like JUSTICE ROBERTS, this is the only insurance coverage I can get!

I'm so angry and enraged right now I'm getting a headache! I'm so sick of the "special treatment" these fucking assholes get while people like me have to fight for everything! Assholes!

:grr: :rant: :grr:

Please forgive my foul-mouthed rant...I'm just so frustrated!!!
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 07:43 AM
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79. we are with you in spirit.
I agree with every damned thing you said. Good luck with Mr. Insurance Company.
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Maribelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 07:46 AM
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80. the one he had in 1993 left him with a suspended driver's license for several months???
Was this fact hidden during his confirmation hearings?
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 08:28 AM
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83. What confirmation hearings?
I don't recall any real questions being asked.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 08:25 AM
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81. Nothing to forgive...
Your rant would look great on the op-ed pages...though you might need to replace a few expletives. ;-)

Seriously, your post revealed to me things that I was not aware of. I think a lot of people would be interested in your perspective.
Here's hoping your insurance company will come around... :hug:
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 07:42 AM
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78. a case of his conscience biting back?
I wonder.
But frothing at the mouth - that can't be good. Anyone check to see if he had his rabies shots this year?
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 09:25 AM
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86. The Gods of the Law must be pissed. This was just a warning shot.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 10:03 AM
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87. "Do you love me, now that I can dance."
Sorry, a little black humor escapes me on occasion.

Of course I wish the man well. I wish him well, well away from any sort of power over the United States.
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