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Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:14 am

Clinton was hospitalized this weekend in New York for treatment with anti-coagulants following discovery of a blood clot. It's not clear whether this was an effect of the fall and concussion she experienced recently. Depending on the circumstances, a clot could be fairly minor or extremely serious.

I haven't yet seen any apologies or retractions from the various right-wing bloggers and pundits who accused her of faking the concussion, and who reported gleefully that Ms. Clinton was spending the holidays drinking and partying in the Dominican Republic. (Here's one typically noxious example, from one alleged Professor Glenn Reynolds.)

I suppose the logical next step would be for Reynolds et al. to accuse her of faking the blood clot. If things go badly for Ms Clinton -- and there are many possible bad outcomes, particularly at her age -- we all know where this will end. The denizens of the right-wing fever swamps will have a feeding frenzy with conspiracy theories. President Obama somehow arranged this to silence Hillary and prevent her from testifying about ... whatever. His birth certificate, Benghazi, Vince Foster. The possibilities are endless.

One idiot here on the Forum suggested not long ago that President Obama might have ordered his minions to stage the Sandy Hook school massacre as a "false flag operation" to enable him to seize power. Compared to that, spinning conspiracy theories about a Clinton stroke/coma/death would be downright simple.

For Ms Clinton's own sake, I hope she has a speedy recovery. For the country's sake, I hope the same thing.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby bdog » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:08 am

Patterson said Clinton’s illness illustrates how an apparently minor ailment can progress to a life-threatening situation.

Clinton became dehydrated after weathering a gastrointestinal bug, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting. She then became faint and fell, causing a concussion. While the concussion is not likely related to the blood clot, the injury did cause her to spend an extended time in bed. And that bed rest likely led to the blood clot, Patterson said.

“If you think about it, a simple problem like gastroenteritis could have led to sudden death, just through one step after another,” Patterson said.


We've seen stuff like this before
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby snoqueen » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:49 pm

More details on her condition and prognosis, which seems pretty good:

http://news.yahoo.com/clinton-suffered- ... 00118.html
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:44 pm

kurt_w wrote:I suppose the logical next step would be for Reynolds et al. to accuse her of faking the blood clot. If things go badly for Ms Clinton -- and there are many possible bad outcomes, particularly at her age -- we all know where this will end. The denizens of the right-wing fever swamps will have a feeding frenzy with conspiracy theories. President Obama somehow arranged this to silence Hillary and prevent her from testifying about ... whatever. His birth certificate, Benghazi, Vince Foster. The possibilities are endless.


And right on cue, Althouse brings out the conspiracy mongering.

:roll:
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:06 pm

kurt_w wrote:And right on cue, Althouse brings out the conspiracy mongering.


How quaint. She just entered John Henry territory. I guess stuff like that is what give her the hit count.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Stu Levitan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:14 am

kurt_w wrote:And right on cue, Althouse brings out the conspiracy mongering.


She is truly a despicable person, and an embarrassment to the UW Law School.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby bdog » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:12 am

Stu you have turned into a giant ass.

Not sure why...bitter towards women in general?

They won't all break your heart you know.

Certainly Althouse won't. STOP PROJECTING.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Stu Levitan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:59 am

I think I was too harsh. Should have said, "her post about Hilary is despicable." I really shouldn't judge her as a person. My bad.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby bdog » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:33 am

Maybe you can remember — if not, guess! — how sensitive we were to Nixon's phlebitis, which conveniently flared up in the midst of Watergate. Ha! That bastard thinks he can get our sympathy. Pathetic! (That's what I said at the time.)
- Althouse

Despicable allright. Right?
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:42 am

I agree. Nixon was despicable.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby bdog » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:51 am

Henry what do you think of the conspiracy mongerers who would not accept Nixon's illness at face value?

Just kidding Henry, I know you won't / don't have an answer.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:53 am

I have no opinion on that. And Nixon is still despicable.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby Stu Levitan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:59 am

"Rats bite us - no pardon in the ghetto." - Gil Scott-Heron.
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:38 pm

Let me see if I have this straight:

"Because Ann Althouse claims to remember that someone a long time ago said something vaguely mean about Richard Nixon, the obnoxious behavior of people like instapundit, gatewaypundit, and Althouse herself is perfectly excusable."

Is that more or less right?

Come on. Suggesting that Clinton was faking her concussion, or is faking the blood clot, is just plain dumb. Althouse may or may not be dumb but she's certainly acting like a fool here. Is that something you really want to be making excuses for?
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Re: Hillary Clinton hospitalized

Postby bdog » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:21 pm

Althouse herself said that about Nixon.

I think it's cute that you think "conspiracy mongering" is only used by the right wing. I also think it's cute that you think Althouse is right wing.

Did you get it straight? You mean, "did I misrepresent your point enough?" Yeah, you got it straight allright.

Continue with "mostly say hooray for our side", troll.
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