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Sat Mar 25, 2023, 05:57 PM

McConnell released from inpatient therapy after concussion, fractured rib

Source: ABC News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has completed inpatient physical therapy and will continue recovering at home for the next few days, according to a statement from his office. McConnell, 81, was in physical therapy recovering from a concussion and a fractured rib following a fall earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

"I want to sincerely thank everyone for all the kind wishes. I'm happy to say I finished inpatient physical therapy earlier today and I'm glad to be home," McConnell said on Saturday. "I'm going to follow the advice of my physical therapists and spend the next few days working for Kentuckians and the Republican Conference from home. I'm in frequent touch with my Senate colleagues and my staff. I look forward to returning in person to the Senate soon," he added.

McConnell did not elaborate on the timing for his return.

A McConnell aide said given the proximity to the upcoming State Work Period, McConnell will work from home this week and consult with his physical therapists on an in-person return date to the Senate. McConnell was hospitalized for five days after he fell at the ​​Waldorf Astoria while attending a private dinner on March 8.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mitch-mcconnell-discharged-inpatient-therapy-after-fall/story?id=98127713



Article updated.

Original article and headline -

Mitch McConnell discharged from inpatient therapy after fall

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has completed inpatient physical therapy and will continue recovering at home for the next few days, according to a statement from his office.

McConnell, 81, was in physical therapy recovering from a concussion and a fractured rib following a fall earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

"I want to sincerely thank everyone for all the kind wishes. I'm happy to say I finished inpatient physical therapy earlier today and I'm glad to be home," McConnell said on Saturday.

"I'm going to follow the advice of my physical therapists and spend the next few days working for Kentuckians and the Republican Conference from home. I'm in frequent touch with my Senate colleagues and my staff. I look forward to returning in person to the Senate soon," he added.


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Reply McConnell released from inpatient therapy after concussion, fractured rib (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Mar 25 OP
Haggard Celine Mar 25 #1
a kennedy Mar 25 #2
Haggard Celine Mar 25 #4
BumRushDaShow Mar 25 #5
Haggard Celine Mar 25 #8
BumRushDaShow Mar 25 #10
Haggard Celine Mar 25 #14
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 25 #15
BumRushDaShow Mar 25 #16
Farmer-Rick Mar 26 #25
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #26
Evolve Dammit Mar 26 #36
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #38
Evolve Dammit Mar 27 #43
groundloop Mar 25 #3
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 25 #6
lastlib Mar 25 #19
LT Barclay Mar 25 #20
claudette Mar 25 #7
EarthFirst Mar 25 #9
Bengus81 Mar 25 #17
yellowdogintexas Mar 27 #44
Igel Mar 25 #18
Evolve Dammit Mar 26 #37
Turbineguy Mar 25 #11
aggiesal Mar 25 #12
Orrex Mar 25 #13
niyad Mar 25 #21
Larry_M Mar 26 #22
murielm99 Mar 26 #23
twodogsbarking Mar 26 #24
ArkansasDemocrat1 Mar 26 #41
runnergirl Mar 26 #27
niyad Mar 26 #40
bluesbassman Mar 26 #28
malthaussen Mar 26 #29
Hekate Mar 26 #30
intheflow Mar 26 #33
LiberalFighter Mar 26 #31
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #32
James48 Mar 26 #34
BumRushDaShow Mar 26 #35
yellowdogintexas Mar 27 #45
BumRushDaShow Mar 28 #47
niyad Mar 26 #39
COL Mustard Mar 27 #42
yellowdogintexas Mar 27 #46

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:01 PM

1. I wonder who will replace Turtle when he vacates his shell.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:08 PM

2. 🤣 😂 🤣.

This just made me laugh till tears came out. Thank you.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:09 PM

4. You're quite welcome.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:11 PM

5. I'm guessing this one will fit in there nicely



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:18 PM

8. OMG, I forgot about that one.

He's definitely evil enough! Did they ever find out what he did with the GOP campaign funds? They probably admire people more when they steal. Nothing would surprise me about them.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:45 PM

10. He tried to dig Turtle out of his shell "early" so he could be the new owner

(with some help) but was unable to get past that automatic shell lock feature.



And wonder if he did the same as Michael Steele did with those funds? It's bad enough that he blamed some of the missing money on "unauthorized bonuses before he took over".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:21 PM

14. Looks like they're headed for a split.

That’s so sad. I hate it for them. Looks like Republicans are in disarray! If they knock the Turtle out of his shell, I think the Turtle will sabotage them. He’s vindictive like that. After all, the party before Trump was McConnell’s creation. You can tell he’s disgusted with them. And I shouldn’t be surprised that Scott is trying to oust him. He’s a Trump-loving criminal, so he’s a good representative of the GOP. And he’s from Florida, so that’s another thing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:47 PM

15. Hey now! No dick pix.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:49 PM

16. I think it has ED

so it's not "fully functional".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:29 AM

25. Oh god

That looks like something from a horror movie. I forgot about him.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 10:49 AM

26. LOL

Technically Thune is the #2 but there is all that "Republicans in Disarray®" stuff going on so...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 07:05 PM

36. That is just serpentine Voldemort gross.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #36)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 07:21 PM

38. He's been spotted practicing his moves should he successfully take over that shell...



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 27, 2023, 12:43 PM

43. wow. That is a serious neck!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:12 PM

6. For this thread

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 10:10 PM

19. Damn.

Some people don't die because Satan doesn't want the competition. Suspect that MoscowMitch is one of them.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 10:35 PM

20. Along with Trump, Cheney,

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:16 PM

7. Glad to hear

he is recovering nicely

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:18 PM

9. Medical bill anxiety: zero

I wish him well as a human being; however he has no idea what the recovery process with the anxiety of what this will all cost as a daily reality for the rest of us…

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 08:42 PM

17. Yeah,no ridiculous co-pay's and unmet deductibles

Pretty nice to have health care coverage like that eh....McConnell?!?!?

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 27, 2023, 09:10 PM

44. all members of Congress are required to choose from ACA

plans as offered on healthcare.gov Of course many of them do not have to worry about the $$ for deductible, co pays and non covered items, but they do not have other plans to choose from
they must choose a plan that is offered on the ACA plans.

Now here is a question: if they are trepresenting a state which has not accepted the expanded Medicaid, are they restricted to the plans which are offered in their state?

I suspect there is a choice of plans which are available in DC to keep it equal amongst all members of Congress.

Regular normal Federal employees will have a number of commercial plans all of which must follow ACA rules.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 09:11 PM

18. Speak for yourself.

Son and I went to the dentist.

I paid a small charge (tax-deducted) last fall for our visit. This spring, he had a balance, I paid $20.

Tests, two doctor visits ... $40 in copays. Total. I used my tax-deducted account.

I am a public high school teacher. While I don't think I'm oppressed, I've been told on this score I'm an idiot.

I've agreed. My oppressors are students and the occasional parent or admin.

The responses have not been

Yet, truth be told, that's the truth.

I may evaluate teachers for "best in TX" but, you know, I'm in my 60s, divorced, kid's left, and I'm old and lonely and tired and don't much care. (I *do* care about curriculum. And rewrote it, with 3 others, for courses I taught ... for the effing *state*--and will indifferently fail those kids--25% of my seniors--who can't comply. To their shock. Change is hard. But, as my mother said, voting straight ticket for (D) presidents/etc. from 1949 to her last aware conversation, "Change is good." (It's a horrible mindlessly meaningless phrase, and when Reagan won I quote it back to her and she didn't speak to me for months! It really is shorthand for "change I want is good!" and imposes a presumed universal judgement, demagogically, on diagreers.)

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Response to Igel (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 07:08 PM

37. You are fortunate. Millions are not.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 06:52 PM

11. Throw the horse over the fence

some hay.

Who writes these headlines?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:03 PM

12. I'm sorry about his mishap, but I didn't miss him one bit. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 07:21 PM

13. I prescribe a brisk course of rock climbing, starting tomorrow

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2023, 11:29 PM

21. DAMN. I was hoping for better news.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:09 AM

22. If I were one of his constituents, I would be calling for a public appearance...

At his age with a concussion, there is no telling what shape he's in. Can he speak or communicate? His he doing his job representing the people of Kentucky? What's the long-term prognosis? If he can't do the job, he needs to resign.

I was living in IL for part of the time when Mark Kirk was out recovering from a stroke. He was out for a year. Granted Pat Quinn (D) was governor and Kirk knew he'd be replaced by a Democrat. Still, he did a disservice to IL voters by clinging to the seat.

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Response to Larry_M (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 04:16 AM

23. I remember that.

I resented Kirk for staying in the office.

Concussions are no joke. I fell last July and had a concussion. I am 74. It took me a while to recover. I was in the hospital for several days. I fell again, simply because I was still unsteady on my feet for awhile. I was not injured the second time. They kept me in the hospital overnight.

I hope he recovers fully. But it is time for him to retire.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 09:45 AM

24. Turtles have ribs? Never knew.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 11:31 PM

41. They do have ribs, they're part of the inner structure of the shell

Turtles are the only known animal on earth that forms a shell on the outside of its body through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae, and shoulder girdle bones.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 11:26 AM

27. I hope for a speedy full recovery

It’s great to win a fair fight; this ain’t fair. Get well soon.

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Response to runnergirl (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 08:57 PM

40. What flavour pizza do you like?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:06 PM

28. I call bullshit. I want to see proof he received "kind wishes".

Although I suppose "get stuffed and die" could be considered a kind wish for the likes of him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 01:17 PM

29. That was some fall the dude had.

I wonder how he managed to bust his head and ribs? And I seem to have a vague memory of him having another bad fall a year or so ago.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 03:32 PM

30. When grampa starts having bad falls like that, the family starts worrying

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 05:31 PM

33. Given the authoritarian turn his party's taken,

I had to wonder for a minute if some MAGA “helped” him fall in some back room for not sufficiently boot licking TFG. 🤔

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 03:34 PM

31. Is his home classified as a morgue?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 05:02 PM

32. Not yet

He had to do some rearranging so that he could get around.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 06:08 PM

34. Must be nice.

The Senate isn’t even going to consider any bills until after April 19’s break resumes. No Senate “work” for a month. I want one of those kind of jobs.

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Response to James48 (Reply #34)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 06:12 PM

35. They claim that this is their "District Work Period"

so they can go home and meet with their constituents and attend town halls, ribbon-cuttings, dedications, question and answer sessions, and whatnot.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #35)

Mon Mar 27, 2023, 09:13 PM

45. Well it depends on who the representative is

We are not likely to see ours for the entire time.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 28, 2023, 04:07 AM

47. If you are currently in TX

then I wouldn't want to see either of those Senators!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2023, 08:55 PM

39. Damn the luck!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Mar 27, 2023, 06:49 AM

42. I wish him a full recovery in retirement.

Today would be fine, although that would make Rand Paul the senior Senator from Kentucky. What a thought.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 27, 2023, 09:14 PM

46. not to mention the KY Legislature did some kind of

shenanigans which prevent Gov Beshear from appointing the replacement.

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