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(NBC News)   Senator Mark Kirk on his remarkable recovery from a near-fatal stroke: "I felt like there were three angels in the room. And, interestingly, they had New York accents"   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 71
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2013-01-03 12:25:20 PM  
And lo, the angel Feldstein spoke unto me, and he rendered a bill charging an ICD code which my insurance company mis-keyed as a hysterectomy; whereupon the voice of Yahweh saith: "Dr. Nguyen, please call admitting, Dr. Nguyen, admitting". And the voice was terminated with two clicks, ramen.
 
2013-01-03 12:46:42 PM  
All angels are New Yorkers.

That statement doesn't work in reverse.
 
2013-01-03 01:05:29 PM  
I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.
 
2013-01-03 02:10:35 PM  
Yeah, he's pretty farked in the head.
 
2013-01-03 02:13:09 PM  
Those weren't angels, they were Teamsters.
 
2013-01-03 02:13:37 PM  
Angels in the Occipital Lobe?
 
2013-01-03 02:16:05 PM  

Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.


Dude he's from Illinois. Let's just be glad he's not headed to a Federal PMITA prison and leave it at that.
 
2013-01-03 02:17:07 PM  
I had a near fatal stroke once....

/my hand slipped off, went past the tip and I smacked myself in the forehead.
//ba dah bing.
 
2013-01-03 02:17:38 PM  

Klivian: Angels in the Occipital Lobe?


Something something Pinheads and Patriots
 
2013-01-03 02:17:47 PM  
No Welsh?
 
2013-01-03 02:17:54 PM  
These people are all too old to be running the country
 
2013-01-03 02:17:57 PM  
So what. My room has four angles.
 
2013-01-03 02:19:03 PM  
three angel room should be a shirt like three wolf moon.
 
2013-01-03 02:19:19 PM  

MisterTweak: And lo, the angel Feldstein spoke unto me, and he rendered a bill charging an ICD code which my insurance company mis-keyed as a hysterectomy; whereupon the voice of Yahweh saith: "Dr. Nguyen, please call admitting, Dr. Nguyen, admitting". And the voice was terminated with two clicks, ramen.


IDC9 codes are diagnoses. CPT codes are procedures.

/knew that looked wrong
//hate coding
 
2013-01-03 02:19:43 PM  

Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.


Agreed - same with Giffords. Also, as I've unfortunately seen first hand, strokes - even TIAs - change people in significant ways. It very well may not be quite the same person you elected, and usually for the worse...
 
2013-01-03 02:23:11 PM  
I ate a Taco Bell bean burrito last week... where's my Hero tag?

/DRFA
//lots of Hero tag abuse lately
 
2013-01-03 02:23:51 PM  
No, it was just three overzealous medical internists.
 
2013-01-03 02:24:40 PM  
So he got more religious as his brain began to shut down.

Makes sense.
 
2013-01-03 02:24:49 PM  
Wasn't that one of those self gratifying 80's shows about angels with New York accents?
 
2013-01-03 02:25:16 PM  

Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.


Every state has a set of pre-established procedures, usually involving the governor appointing one, or not, at said governor's discretion. Sometimes, substitute the state congress for 'governor'.
 
2013-01-03 02:28:05 PM  
Wow, a major stroke, three brain surgeries and months of rehabilitation. That must have cost a farking fortune.

But we should still voucherize Medicare and repeal ObamaCare that banned lifetime benefit caps, preexisting conditions and forced large corporations to provide insurance to their workers, right Mark? I can't think of a single reason why that might be bad.

Fark that guy. I'm glad he's better but I'm not glad he's back in the Senate.
 
2013-01-03 02:28:52 PM  

lennavan: That must have cost a farking fortune.


Hah, no. It cost him surprisingly little.
 
2013-01-03 02:30:42 PM  
He said the ordeal made him more religious.

"I felt like there were three angels in the room. And, interestingly, they had New York accents, probably because the last movie I'd seen was on Channel 11, was the original 'Ocean's 11,'" he said.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk speaks about his recovery from a major stroke a year ago at his home in Highland Park, Ill.
Kirk told the Chicago Daily Herald the angels asked him: "You want to come with us?"

He replied: "No, I'll hold off."

"They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this stroke put me into a very deep foxhole," he told the newspaper.



Angels? Yeah, the word he's looking for is DOCTORS. The doctors who saved your life should be getting the credit, not some hallucinations your swollen brain coughed up and you idiotically are ascribing supernatural origins to while simultaneously admitting you know it was a dream.
 
2013-01-03 02:31:18 PM  
Angel #1 :"Are you talkin' to me?"

Angel #2:"I got yer white light right here, buddy!"

Angel #3:"fuhgeddaboudit, the snapperhead said he ain't comin' wit us."
 
2013-01-03 02:34:22 PM  

sxacho: Klivian: Angels in the Occipital Lobe?

Something something Pinheads and Patriots


You're trying to trick me, but I know the truth.  The Angels are in Anaheim, the Patriots are in Boston, and the Pinheads are in Congress.
 
2013-01-03 02:37:54 PM  
Leave his soul. Take the cannoli.
 
2013-01-03 02:38:20 PM  
FTA: The stroke, he said, did give him a new perspective on a major policy issue: health care. He said he still doesn't support Obamacare but knows many of his constituents don't have access to the top-flight medical treatment he received.

"On the Medicaid side, how we address citizens of Illinois who suffer from a stroke ... working so that my fellow citizens have the opportunities that I had," he said.


I find it very sad that it takes a massive stroke, a near-death experience, and extensive rehabilitation for a Republican US Senator to recognize and change his tune about American health care issues in the slightest.
 
2013-01-03 02:43:22 PM  

mongbiohazard: He said the ordeal made him more religious.

"I felt like there were three angels in the room. And, interestingly, they had New York accents, probably because the last movie I'd seen was on Channel 11, was the original 'Ocean's 11,'" he said.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk speaks about his recovery from a major stroke a year ago at his home in Highland Park, Ill.
Kirk told the Chicago Daily Herald the angels asked him: "You want to come with us?"

He replied: "No, I'll hold off."

"They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this stroke put me into a very deep foxhole," he told the newspaper.


Angels? Yeah, the word he's looking for is DOCTORS. The doctors who saved your life should be getting the credit, not some hallucinations your swollen brain coughed up and you idiotically are ascribing supernatural origins to while simultaneously admitting you know it was a dream.


Came here to say something like this. Of course this may mean there really is something to praying to Joe Pesci.

/okay, so he's from Jersey...close enough
 
2013-01-03 02:44:42 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.

Every state has a set of pre-established procedures, usually involving the governor appointing one, or not, at said governor's discretion. Sometimes, substitute the state congress for 'governor'.


Those procedures are for after the Senator/Representative leaves office or dies.  If they merely become incapacitated or ill, there's still no procedure for removing them.  The only thing the Senate can do is vote for explulsion.  There's no Constitutional procedure for temporarily or permanently replacing a member as there is with the President.  Hence Illinois has for all intents and purposes only been represented by one senator for the last year.
 
2013-01-03 02:48:45 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-03 02:49:29 PM  
Three angels with New York accents?

www.threestooges.net
 
2013-01-03 02:49:51 PM  
New York angels? Must have been a Heinlein heaven.
 
2013-01-03 02:50:32 PM  
So the Three Wise Guys visited
 
2013-01-03 02:51:03 PM  
yoism.reality-movement.org
 
2013-01-03 02:52:42 PM  
so awesome he receives federal healthcare no other federal worker gets.
We should take what they say is best for us and be happy for it.

I look forward to watching him limp around
 
2013-01-03 02:58:40 PM  

natas6.0: so awesome he receives federal healthcare no other federal worker gets.
We should take what they say is best for us and be happy for it.

I look forward to watching him limp around


That will make it easier for V'Ger to catch the Kirk unit.
 
2013-01-03 02:58:51 PM  
He got his nice health care package that his fellow IL Sen. Durbin says we will all be getting but he had to stay in office for five years to get pension vested... so there is that.
 
2013-01-03 03:03:00 PM  
I was in the stroke ward for three weeks in April. Left disappointed. Not one damned stroke the whole time.
 
2013-01-03 03:04:43 PM  
Of course there's Joe Manchin in the photo with him, desperate for any amount of limelight he can obtain.
 
2013-01-03 03:05:01 PM  
fc05.deviantart.net

Does not approve.
 
2013-01-03 03:08:25 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.

Every state has a set of pre-established procedures, usually involving the governor appointing one, or not, at said governor's discretion. Sometimes, substitute the state congress for 'governor'.


That's for dead ones, but what about ne who become too mentally ill/senile /etc to discharge thier duties (like Robert Byrd, Strom thurmond, Jim Bunning, Jesse Jr. etc?  Since Congress is the "Sole judge of the qualifications of its members"  they can't, at least to my knowledge be DQ'ed by a state law, meaning it would have to be a Constitutional Amendment or at least a federal law.
 
2013-01-03 03:09:42 PM  

Magorn: I know Sen Kirk says he knows this was a dream, but isn't it time for us to have and equivalent of the 25th Amendment for Senators and Congressmen?  This is the second one from IL who is a poster-child for the obvious need for one.


if we eliminated every Congressman and Senator with faulty brains from office ....

/in case of zombie attack, hide out in capitol building. zombies won't bother to attack there due to lack of available BRAAAAAAAAINS.
 
2013-01-03 03:17:09 PM  
As someone who had a stroke similar to Kirk's, though thankfully less devastating,I can say to him: congratulations on your journey so far and Godspeed in your further recovery.

As someone who had a stroke similar to Kirk's, but without platinum-plated public ally funded insurance, I can say to him: fark you for needing to have a major brain injury, permanent motor problems, and a year in rehab in order to understand the need for better heath care in this country.

Oh, and an extra fark you for still being against 'Obamacare.'
 
2013-01-03 03:21:18 PM  
i2.listal.com
 
2013-01-03 03:23:54 PM  

ITGreen: All angels are New Yorkers.

That statement doesn't work in reverse.


I thought all the Angels were in Anaheim.
 
2013-01-03 03:42:03 PM  
It's now "The Los Angeles Angels of the City of Anaheim, Orange County."
 
2013-01-03 03:52:01 PM  

mongbiohazard: He said the ordeal made him more religious.



That and when he woke up and heard about all the juicy SuperPAC money from religious Teahadists, he started scheming how to get him some of that sweet, sweet, Democracy Cash.
 
2013-01-03 04:11:05 PM  
Stroke at 53! Yikes! That hits too close to home.
 
2013-01-03 04:12:51 PM  

ITGreen: It's now "The Los Angeles Angels of the City of Anaheim, Orange County."


Typical of supernatural beings to not know where the fark they are.  Look at Moses; a trip of about 100 miles takes him 40 years.
 
2013-01-03 04:21:57 PM  
Brain damage leads to perception of a supernatural event?

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