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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:48 AM
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How will America react when Gabi Giffords' photos come out this weekend?
She's attending the Friday shuttle launch. I've been wonderinng how "we" will react when confronted with the evidence of our destructive politics and the sick talk that's taken the place of rational discourse.

The tea party is a hate crime syndicate.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:49 AM
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1. Typical fashion
They will make fun of her. We will be sympathetic to her plight.

It's what they do. It's what we do.

Therein lies the difference between.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:51 AM
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2. I believe this is a private affair for the crew's families...off limits to press.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:55 AM
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3. I guess that depends on what was done to save her
From what it sounds like, she is having an excellent recovery, so in the best case scenario, she'll have a shaved head


But what do I know about brain surgery? Nothing, other than it's better than the alternative
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:55 AM
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4. She will not be seen at all, according to what I heard on
CNN this morning.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:52 AM
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14. Yep, she will probably be flown there in a private plane that will taxi into a hangar
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:52 AM by SoCalDem
and then she will be put in a secure vehicle & driven into an underground parking facility & taken by elevator to a private area.

It's obvious that she is not ready to be "gawked at", and if her right side is affected, most likely she has facial paralysis too, so why would she want to have her picture plastered on every tv screen in the world.

The few tidbits of information that have trickled out, lead me to believe that though she's progressing, she is nowhere near ready to be public just yet.. One person said she speaks slowly,, in one to three word sentences, and after her rehab she's often too tired to even have her husband visit her. She is profoundly affected, and it will take a lot of time for her to reach a point where she's "back"..

Traumatic brain injuries are incredibly hard to recover from, and the person will never "be the same". Their new reality will take a lot of time to adjust to. The fact that she is not resigning, is a courtesy to her staffers who at least have hope that she'll return, but in the meantime, they have time to plan for their own futures. By keeping her office open, they got a few years of employment they might not have had otherwise.

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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:57 AM
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5. I imagine there are those who will say See? What happened to her wasn't so bad.
And I imagine there will be reference to the excellent healthcare we have in this country! BUT, if anyone dares refer to what put her in this condition, I imagine there will be terrible disapproval, because that would be politicizing her condition.

And now, I'm a little sickened by what I imagine. It's no fun to go there.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:57 AM
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6. By fawning over an abused dog that was recued. nt
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:36 AM
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12. ??? If I could unrec a specific post on this thread...
Yours would be it. Yes, how dare any of us be concerned about animal cruelty, while at the same time fully capable of reacting to the horror of what happened to Rep. Giffords.... :eyes:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:58 AM
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7. They are not the only hateful group
The personality of this country is hateful and it starts at the top.
It starts with our elected officials.
I do not see or hear anyone at the top really trying to change this hate.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:06 AM
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8. They'll say "Gabi who?"
It's SAST out here, with no hope of it getting any better.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:12 AM
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9. The rethugs are licking their chops thinking they are going to get a freak show.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:29 AM
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11. Yep, the death-porn faction of the gunlovers brigade.
Wonderful people, ain't they?
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:22 AM
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10. Most will probably ask if she was on American Idol
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 AM by WatsonT
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:37 AM
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13. The Teabaggers will claim that she was just faking! Sick muthafuckas!! n/t
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:10 PM
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15. I doubt there will be any photos
She will be protected the entire time, just like she has been so far.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:53 PM
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16. Majority of America doesn't know her name.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:09 PM
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18. I hope that she is allowed to be put back together before the media blitz
Her progress is amazing, but she isn't 100% yet.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:10 PM
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19. MSNBC stated a while ago that there will be no photos from the launch.
Also, they said that photos will only be authorized for release by Giffords herself, and no one else.
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