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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:53 PM

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Source: CNN

(CNN) Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "serious" after he underwent surgery Saturday for injuries sustained in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice earlier this week, the hospital treating him said in a release.

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement," MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/17/politics/scalise-condition-upgraded/index.html

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Reply Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' (Original post)
TexasBushwhacker Jun 17 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 17 #1
tblue37 Jun 17 #2
retrowire Jun 17 #3
MurrayDelph Jun 18 #16
elmac Jun 17 #4
Midnight Writer Jun 18 #14
FarPoint Jun 17 #5
Scarsdale Jun 18 #22
customerserviceguy Jun 17 #6
Control-Z Jun 17 #8
customerserviceguy Jun 17 #9
forgotmylogin Jun 18 #27
drray23 Jun 17 #7
Kaleva Jun 18 #10
drray23 Jun 18 #12
Doug the Dem Jun 18 #19
Kaleva Jun 18 #11
guss Jun 18 #13
Skittles Jun 18 #15
dhill926 Jun 18 #17
Kablooie Jun 18 #18
Not Ruth Jun 18 #26
Kablooie Jun 18 #28
TexasBushwhacker Jun 18 #30
Kaleva Jun 18 #31
Gothmog Jun 18 #20
LeftishBrit Jun 18 #21
Scarsdale Jun 18 #23
Scarsdale Jun 18 #24
LeftishBrit Jun 18 #25
GreenEyedLefty Jun 18 #29

Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:07 PM

1. Good news. I'm sure his family is rejoicing! n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:08 PM

2. Glad to hear it. That was a scary close call. nt

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:20 PM

3. wait, thats good right? nt

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Response to retrowire (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:32 AM

16. Serious is better than Critical

My nurse wife says "serious means they don't expect him to die."

He still has a long way to go, but is improving.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:22 PM

4. Can't beat that great government tax payer supported health care. nt

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Response to elmac (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:59 AM

14. Yes. With Obamacare protection, he cannot reach a paid for "care limit"

Multiple surgeries, weeks or more in intensive care and rehabilitation to follow.

That could run into the millions.

Thankfully for him and his family, Obamacare forbids the insurance company from cutting him off when treatment becomes too expensive.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:29 PM

5. Curious...

Wondering if he had colon damage?...may have a colostomy.... maybe kidney damage or his Johnson? ...

Maybe he will have a Spiritual Awakening..... rethink his opportunity to make a difference and actually help people...?

I'd love to see positive growth from a life changing experience.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:39 AM

22. On the other hand

the 4 UPS workers shot in Ca. the same day are still deceased.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:29 PM

6. He's got a long road to go

Who knows if he'll ever walk again? Or be able to control normal urinary and sexual functions? The bullet and the bone fragments were said to have damaged internal organs, we still don't know what that means for his long term recovery.

I do wish him all the best, no one deserves this.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:49 PM

8. I heard today (MSNBC)

that he is expected to walk and even run again, given a long recovery and rehabilitation period.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:52 PM

9. Good

I hope for his sake that the internal organ damage can also be repaired. We humans have an awful lot of stuff in the pelvic region, that is normally well protected, at least until we developed bullets.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

27. I'm thrilled the ACA provides him access to long recovery

and rehabilitation.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:34 PM

7. that would be downgraded, not upgraded. nt.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

10. It would be upgraded. He was in critical condition before.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:06 AM

19. Right

"Serious" is better than "critical."

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:01 AM

11. That's good news!

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:32 AM

13. Please

Please survive this. If he does it could bring the Country Closer together.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:15 AM

15. good

I wish him and his loved ones the best

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:18 AM

17. good deal...

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:22 AM

18. What's crazy is the ammunition he was hit with.

With a normal bullet his injuries wouldn't be anything as serious as they are now.
Normal bullets create a path through the organs they penetrate as you imagine they would.

Scalise was hit with an assault rifle bullet designed for war which explodes inside the body creating a huge amount of damage.
They are specifically designed to increase the chances of killing the target.
That's why being hit in the hip became so serious. It probably liquified some of his organs.

It's insane that this kind of ammunition is available to anyone who wants it.
There is no legitimate reason for normal citizens to use this kind of bullet.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:59 AM

26. What there a news report about the ammunition that hit Scalise

Were the other victims shot with the same ammunition?

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:09 PM

30. There's really no reason for this expanding ammo to be legal

You can defend yourself and hunt with non-expanding ammo.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:30 PM

31. Many millions have been killed by non-expanding bullets.

To argue that the 7.62 x39 is more deadly then the 7.62x54R is silly. The 7.62x54R FMJ round is quite capabable of dropping a grizzly bear. I wouldn't trust the 7.62x39, which the SKS fires, to do the same.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:24 AM

20. i am praying for a speedy and complete recovery

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:49 AM

21. Hoping for a speedy and good recovery.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:42 AM

23. NRA

How much has Scalise been given by the NRA, for endorsing gun freedoms, destructibe bullets? Guess that is alright as long as it only affects taxpayers, not the "elite" in office.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:43 AM

24. Whoops

DESTRUCTIVE bullets.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:54 AM

25. I doubt that I would agree with this Congressman on anything at all; but still as a human being, I

would wish him a good recovery.

Once he is in good health, I will wish to see him defeated by a Democrat; but that's in the future.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:20 PM

29. A shattered hip is bad news.

I wish him a full recovery, and for the rest of us, sanity.

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