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(Washington Post)   Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious" and continues to show signs of improvement   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-06-18 08:15:53 AM  
good
 
2017-06-18 08:46:42 AM  
Speedy recovery.
 
2017-06-18 08:48:32 AM  
Deserves the Spiffy tag. If they can get him walking again that would be amazing.
 
2017-06-18 08:48:46 AM  
Glad to hear it. and a big fark you to everyone in this country who thinks they can commit acts of terrorism or political violence. As with the Boston marathon bombing, if you can get somebody to the hospital alive, they stand a good chance of survival.*

* in more urbanized areas, anyway
 
2017-06-18 08:51:02 AM  
He'll be out of the hospital in time for the sale on white sheets at Walmart. Hooray.
 
2017-06-18 08:51:56 AM  

FishCake: Deserves the Spiffy tag. If they can get him walking again that would be amazing.


Not a doctor but it might be a bad idea to rush that.
 
2017-06-18 08:52:25 AM  
Good.
 
2017-06-18 08:53:58 AM  
Any word on his moral barometer? Or does he still think the black lesbian cop that saved his life should be fired for her "immoral lifestyle"
 
2017-06-18 08:55:27 AM  
img.fark.net

Poor little guy.
 
2017-06-18 08:56:29 AM  
If only all Americans could get that kind of healthcare without going bankrupt....
 
2017-06-18 08:56:37 AM  

mrshowrules: FishCake: Deserves the Spiffy tag. If they can get him walking again that would be amazing.

Not a doctor but it might be a bad idea to rush that.


It won't be soon--he still has a lot of lead fragments in there they didn't want to pursue. He probably will always beep going through airport security. The docs did an amazing job on him so far, though.
 
2017-06-18 08:59:18 AM  
The power of prayer.
 
2017-06-18 09:00:10 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Any word on his moral barometer? Or does he still think the black lesbian cop that saved his life should be fired for her "immoral lifestyle"


Doctors have reassured his family that his levels of homophobia should return to what is, for the GOP, normal.
 
2017-06-18 09:02:05 AM  
www.snopes.com

So this was a prophecy of the future.  Huh.
 
2017-06-18 09:03:57 AM  

FishCake: mrshowrules: FishCake: Deserves the Spiffy tag. If they can get him walking again that would be amazing.

Not a doctor but it might be a bad idea to rush that.

It won't be soon--he still has a lot of lead fragments in there they didn't want to pursue. He probably will always beep going through airport security. The docs did an amazing job on him so far, though.


I doubt the meter at airport security will even flicker.

csb/ I have stainless steel surgical staples all inside my abdomen and have never set off any security detectors.  An x-ray of my abdomen looks like there is a railroad track running from top to bottom in a sort of meandering path.

/csb
 
2017-06-18 09:04:02 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Any word on his moral barometer? Or does he still think the black lesbian cop that saved his life should be fired for her "immoral lifestyle"


I'm sure, like most cons, the only real takeaway for him will be that this is an opportunity to score political points by further ratcheting up the rhetoric against liberals, seeing as the asshole that shot him was a Bernie bro. Or, at least, he'll  be content to let the conservative media machine do it for him.  That's what almost all the major right wing talkers have done so far.

They'll keep dehumanizing liberals, gays, immigrants and all of the "others" that aren't in lockstep with them and they'll keep getting people, mostly liberals,  gays and immigrants just like now, killed, right up until they invoke an all out shooting war if they think it will get them votes.

I'm really just hoping that the better nature of people outside the core conservative contingent keeps its cool like it has to this point. Yea, they're getting us murdered by their supporters at an outrageous pace, but it'll be a whole lot worse if the pot boils over on both sides.
 
2017-06-18 09:04:57 AM  
The real news is that Matt Mika, lobbyist, is OK, so that lobbying may continue without a pause.  Close call, America!
 
2017-06-18 09:05:21 AM  
Those EMTs, nurses, and doctors must have worked their asses off -- lucky him.
 
2017-06-18 09:07:05 AM  
I don't care.

Getting shot doesn't suddenly make him less of an asshole, in exactly the same way that being an asshole doesn't mean he deserves to be shot.
 
2017-06-18 09:10:10 AM  
Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.
 
2017-06-18 09:11:33 AM  

Tchernobog: I don't care.

Getting shot doesn't suddenly make him less of an asshole, in exactly the same way that being an asshole doesn't mean he deserves to be shot.


Exactly. And he'll use this badge of honor to raise more money than can be possibly imagined.
 
2017-06-18 09:13:08 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.


The Republican Party has long been established as the party of old white guys. I doubt he was expecting a lot of athletic prowess.
 
2017-06-18 09:18:15 AM  
Crap.
 
2017-06-18 09:24:45 AM  
Good. I hope he pulls through and makes a speedy recovery, even if I'm opposed to him and everything his party represents.
 
2017-06-18 09:29:21 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.


(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)
 
2017-06-18 09:30:39 AM  

FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)


Oh jesus. And they wonder why Republicans walk all over them.
 
2017-06-18 09:33:16 AM  

FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)


What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.
 
2017-06-18 09:39:36 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.


Seriously. Do you think for a moment that the Republicans would even bother signing a card for a congressional Dem shot by one of their nutjobs? And does anyone think they'd suffer any negative press for their callousness? It's way past time Democrats give up this civility bullshiat.
 
2017-06-18 09:42:03 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.


But just because the man is a Republican doesn't mean we should ignore our humanity.
 
2017-06-18 09:44:02 AM  

browneye: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.

But just because the man is a Republican doesn't mean we should ignore our humanity.


Guys, stop it. If my eyes roll back any further my optical nerve might snap.
 
2017-06-18 09:49:24 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.


He is actually very well liked on both sides of the aisle.

Anyway, I am glad he is pulling through. Now we can focus on dragging his ass out of congress.
 
2017-06-18 09:50:24 AM  
Any news on how the shooter found his targets? Seems he'd have to have gotten some specific intel.
 
2017-06-18 09:51:04 AM  

Tchernobog: I don't care.


I do. As a people, if we get to a point where political violence doesn't horrify us and starts becomes the norm, all of us, and I mean all of us, are way worse off.

If Nancy Pelosi got shot in a politically motivated attack, and someone on the right said "I don't care if she survives. She's a biatch." They'd be just as much of a piece of shiat as you are right now.
 
2017-06-18 09:51:56 AM  

browneye: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.

But just because the man is a Republican doesn't mean we should ignore our humanity.


To be fair, I don't know the guy. I don't have any more sympathy for him than any other random gun shot victim to begin with, and since he's one of the people who is instrumental in allowing this type of violence to continue unabated, my sympathy can only really go down from there.

It sucks he got shot, but if I'm going to wring my hands over the condition of gun shot victims I don't know, there's a looooong line of people in this country more deserving of the attention than him, as far as I'm concerned.

I'm not going to worry about him when I don't worry about the other countless victims in this country every day just because I'm supposed to pretend he matters more than they do.
 
2017-06-18 09:53:08 AM  

ipsofacto: Any news on how the shooter found his targets? Seems he'd have to have gotten some specific intel.


Opportunistic. Saw an interview with the former mayor of the area, said the guy was living out of his car and hanging at the attached YMCA. Maybe he was looking for a target when he discovered the group practicing.
 
2017-06-18 09:56:33 AM  

gilgigamesh: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.

He is actually very well liked on both sides of the aisle.

Anyway, I am glad he is pulling through. Now we can focus on dragging his ass out of congress.


I thought that's what his would-be assassin was trying to do.
 
2017-06-18 09:56:55 AM  

dstrick44: Pats_Cloth_Coat: Lost Thought 00: Any word on his moral barometer? Or does he still think the black lesbian cop that saved his life should be fired for her "immoral lifestyle"

Doctors have reassured his family that his levels of homophobia should return to what is, for the GOP, normal.

He'll be voting to take away people's basic rights soon enough.  Never fear.


It's the same fine medical team that was able to keep Dennis Hastert's molesterol levels quite high for all those years.
 
2017-06-18 09:59:28 AM  

Alphax: [www.snopes.com image 420x245]

So this was a prophecy of the future.  Huh.


One of the greatest photos ever taken
 
2017-06-18 09:59:39 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

Oh jesus. And they wonder why Republicans walk all over them.


It's called having class.
 
2017-06-18 09:59:53 AM  
Weird.  Libs on here wishing him well? Doesn't this go against the narrative that's projected?
 
2017-06-18 10:01:25 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: Norquist Vagprobe: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

Oh jesus. And they wonder why Republicans walk all over them.

It's called having class.


That is seriously classy. Props!
 
2017-06-18 10:02:12 AM  

organizmx: Tchernobog: I don't care.

I do. As a people, if we get to a point where political violence doesn't horrify us and starts becomes the norm, all of us, and I mean all of us, are way worse off.

If Nancy Pelosi got shot in a politically motivated attack, and someone on the right said "I don't care if she survives. She's a biatch." They'd be just as much of a piece of shiat as you are right now.


GFY. Did I say he deserved to be attacked? Oh what's that? No..no, I said the exact opposite.

You seem to want to assign feelings to me so you can keep looking down from your high horse. I don't care about his health. At all. Solely because he doesn't care the tiniest bit about anyone who doesn't conform to his narrow worldview. I can condemn the actions taken against him while still recognizing that his brand of politics is exactly what's wrong with this country.

Grow up and stop treating everything so black and white. Life is rarely either/or.
 
2017-06-18 10:04:46 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.

Seriously. Do you think for a moment that the Republicans would even bother signing a card for a congressional Dem shot by one of their nutjobs? And does anyone think they'd suffer any negative press for their callousness? It's way past time Democrats give up this civility bullshiat.


Oh fark off. Civility in this case costs literally nothing.

There's standing firm legislatively and then there's petty assholishness over things that don't matter. Neither is a prerequisite of the other.
 
2017-06-18 10:07:04 AM  
Man, a lot of you need to check your anger before it gives you cancer. I mean, I get it, but look at what some of yall are saying.
 
2017-06-18 10:08:40 AM  

gilgigamesh: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: FishCake: Wyalt Derp: Just nobody tell him the result of the game yet, in case the shock triggers a relapse.

(Democrats actually brought the trophy over to his room and gave it to him after the game, btw)

What the fark. The guy's a complete and total asshole. Just sign your names to a card and slip it under the door. Jut because a guy gets shot doesn't mean he's suddenly a saint.

He is actually very well liked on both sides of the aisle.

Anyway, I am glad he is pulling through. Now we can focus on dragging his ass out of congress.


You mean "David Duke without the baggage," as he described himself?

I'm not going to cry for him. I don't care one way or another. I care about people David Duke without the baggage has professed to hate.
 
2017-06-18 10:10:05 AM  

Tchernobog: organizmx: Tchernobog: I don't care.

I do. As a people, if we get to a point where political violence doesn't horrify us and starts becomes the norm, all of us, and I mean all of us, are way worse off.

If Nancy Pelosi got shot in a politically motivated attack, and someone on the right said "I don't care if she survives. She's a biatch." They'd be just as much of a piece of shiat as you are right now.

GFY. Did I say he deserved to be attacked? Oh what's that? No..no, I said the exact opposite.

You seem to want to assign feelings to me so you can keep looking down from your high horse. I don't care about his health. At all. Solely because he doesn't care the tiniest bit about anyone who doesn't conform to his narrow worldview. I can condemn the actions taken against him while still recognizing that his brand of politics is exactly what's wrong with this country.

Grow up and stop treating everything so black and white. Life is rarely either/or.


Moreover, why should I care more about this guy than any of the millions who die every day? Because the news mentioned him? Because he is important?

Sure, he is important. Why? Because of his position of power and the effects of how he wielded it? Great. We're those effects positive or negative? If negative then I care less about his life than the average Joe.

But yes, murder is bad, as is political unrest at this level. But do I care about this guy? Not really.
 
2017-06-18 10:10:06 AM  
Good.

I wish ill upon no man. Excepy maybe Piers Morgan. And by ill l mean something like ass warts and premature baldness, not getting shot.

More to the point, far right asshattery does not need a martyr.
 
2017-06-18 10:11:50 AM  

gilgigamesh: Man, a lot of you need to check your anger before it gives you cancer. I mean, I get it, but look at what some of yall are saying.


I see more "I don't care about this guy and neither should you" than anger or cheering.
 
2017-06-18 10:12:29 AM  
Glad it seems like he'll recover. No one really deserves what happened like that. A nut with a gun is a nut with a gun, no matter his politics. Period.
 
2017-06-18 10:12:31 AM  

Tchernobog: organizmx: Tchernobog: I don't care.

I do. As a people, if we get to a point where political violence doesn't horrify us and starts becomes the norm, all of us, and I mean all of us, are way worse off.

If Nancy Pelosi got shot in a politically motivated attack, and someone on the right said "I don't care if she survives. She's a biatch." They'd be just as much of a piece of shiat as you are right now.

GFY. Did I say he deserved to be attacked? Oh what's that? No..no, I said the exact opposite.

You seem to want to assign feelings to me so you can keep looking down from your high horse. I don't care about his health. At all. Solely because he doesn't care the tiniest bit about anyone who doesn't conform to his narrow worldview. I can condemn the actions taken against him while still recognizing that his brand of politics is exactly what's wrong with this country.

Grow up and stop treating everything so black and white. Life is rarely either/or.


"GFY". Haha, you're super sensitive and thin skinned on top of it.
 
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