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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:29 AM
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Bush droopy, drooling, suffering from Bell's Palsy?


Why was his physical "delayed" until after the election? What else is he hiding?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:35 AM
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1. I did notice a small, foamy spit blob in the corner of his mouth...
...early in the debate--probably a side effect of one of the pharmaceuticals he's hopped up on. It's the hard but necessary work a president must do, if he is to make sure all that of those American-manufactured, Third World drugs from Canada are safe for our Seniors.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:36 AM
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2. I thought Bell's attacked younger people?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:39 AM
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3. "The incidence increases slightly with age"
http://www.neuro.nwu.edu/meded/CRANIAL/bells.html

Although I have known two people in their 20's who had it.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:41 AM
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4. Would that in any way require sosme sort of device to be strapped
to, let's say, your back to do something for you?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:43 AM
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7. No, that would be a wired device from backstage
:)
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:42 AM
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5. yep, I think its the Thorazine...
High dose and often!
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:43 AM
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6. Some photos of Bush tonight
All seem to show a droop on the left side of his mouth.






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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:48 AM
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9. Was there a wardrobe change during the debate?
Spot the differences.

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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:52 AM
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11. Blame Yahoo!...
I think the blue tie photos are from D2. Everything was thrown together in one big "latest political news" slideshow, so I assumed it was all tonight.

In any case, the photos do show a fairly pronounced droopiness on his left side, and if we had a still of the split screen when Kerry is talking it'd be even more clear.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 02:02 AM
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12. So actually these symptoms have been there
before tonight!
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loveable liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:46 AM
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8. powdered doughnut or foamy spittle....you decide.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 01:48 AM
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10. "Neurologic impairment"
5 to 10% of patients have poor recovery at 4 months with persistent neurologic impairment and cosmetic disfigurement. Many persons with Bells will develop synkinesis. This means that when they blink, the corner of the mouth may twitch slightly. It is caused by a misrouting of facial nerve fibers as it grows back to innervate the facial muscles. Some persons may have "crododile tears"...

http://www.neuro.nwu.edu/meded/CRANIAL/bells.html

I'm not a doctor, I only play one on DU.
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BQueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 02:25 AM
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13. I thought that too
It was really noticeable that there was a lack of symmetry in his facial muscles, and his mouth was almost an S curve. (Looked like "Two-Face" from Batman -- the Two-Faced campaign was prophetic.)

And I'm pretty sure the spittle was there, then gone, then there again - it was so gross I was fixated on it.

I raised another issue dealing with involuntary muscle response the other day, and it didn't get much attention (archived now, link below). The original poster frames it as a reason for w to resign, but I think it may be a way to paint him into a political corner with the physical thing -- If there is no possible explaination that is consistent with a person that is physically or mentally fit to be CIC, then it could be a checkmate.

Bell's Palsy wouldn't be that, but I wonder if it might not have been brought on (or worsened) by trying to control the involuntary jaw motions we saw in Debate 2. Just speculatin'

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=132&topic_id=1040295
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 02:27 AM
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14. he definitely has the one side droopy, one side curled up
sneer thing going
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 02:28 AM
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15. It's Dumb Bell's Palsey
in this case
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