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Whittington Back in ICU (FNC Reporting Minor Heart Attack)
WJIM-AM | February 14, 2006 | be-baw

Posted on 02/14/2006 10:09:50 AM PST by be-baw

I just heard from a local radio reporter (during Rush newsbreak at approximately 1:00 p.m) that Whittington "may have taken a turn for the worse," and was put back into intensive care.


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KEYWORDS: 78yearsold; cheney; dementeddayside; dumbvanity; foxfools; harrywhittington; hopeyoureallrepubs; pooroldguy; quailgate; rupertcheckyouremail; unsourcedinformation; whittington
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To: Mo1

She's a family practice physician... not a Cardiologist! Why are they talking to a GP instead of a heart specialist?


551 posted on 02/14/2006 11:38:32 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: b4its2late

Exactly. The longer one stays in a hospital, the less likely it is that one will walk out of there. And it often has nothing to do with the reason one went into the hospital in the first place.


552 posted on 02/14/2006 11:38:33 AM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: newcats

"So a "peppering" (look up the definition) of bird shot can enter thru the mulitple laters of cloth, then skin, then muscle, to lodge against the heart.
"

Indeed it can. At 30 yards, it's not a problem even for #7 1/2 shot to penetrate clothing and the thin skin between human ribs. From reports, it was #7 1/2 shot.

"Peppering" is probably not the right word, really. Any shotgun wound at 30 yards is potentially very serious, especially to the face and neck. It can blind, pierce the carotid artery or jugular vein. A body shot, particularly on the side, can easily have pellets penetrate the chest cavity if it hits between ribs.

It's not a joke to be hit with even small-sized shot.

That said, this was still an accident. It was an avoidable accident, to be sure, but it was an accident. But, the dangers of being struck by shotgun pellets at 30 yards are not to be dismissed. Most often, the person hit will be OK, but not always.


553 posted on 02/14/2006 11:38:42 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Peach

When John Glenn was going into space, Johnson pulled up in front of her house, insisting on going live on air with her; she called Glenn at NASA and he told the people down there that if she had to talk to Johnson on TV, he was going to take off his flight suit and go home.

NASA made Johnson leave -- he was FURIOUS. But he was just going to use her.

She had a HORRIBLE stutter and hardly ever speaks in public.


554 posted on 02/14/2006 11:38:49 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: Mo1

why are they calling a doctor from Massachusetts? FNC is in Manhattan, they have some of the best hospitals in the world here, they can't find a cardiologist at NYU or Columbia they can call? this is insane.


555 posted on 02/14/2006 11:38:58 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Mo1
CALL FNC! Press 7 to save time!

1-888-369-4762


556 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:01 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Where did they find this doc to begin with?


557 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:23 AM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife.....toughest job in the military)
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To: Mo1
Well, I've turned Fox News OFF. And I won't turn it back on until Brit Hume comes on tonight.

I AM LIVID!

558 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:27 AM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter

Who is saying that CR??


559 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:30 AM PST by Dog (Cheney's gun is safer then Kennedy's car!)
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To: Skywarner
"Enough about Cheney... What are we going to do about that guy in Iran?!?!

Now would be a good time to bomb Iran. The press isn't paying attention.

560 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:37 AM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Because she will move the story along to where they want it to be?


561 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:52 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: A Citizen Reporter
The doctor at the press conference said no such thing.

Why does fox have an 'expert' on who just makes things up??

C'mon GUYS! Fox is our best hope for the truth. You are DUMB to blow it like this!

562 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:57 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: defconw

Don't scare me, Kucinich got elected! Speaking of which he is sitting on the 'pre' Able Danger hearing today.


563 posted on 02/14/2006 11:39:59 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Why don't they call Bill Frist if they want a real cardiologist?


564 posted on 02/14/2006 11:40:02 AM PST by defconw (Bushbot,SnowFlake,Levinite, Dittohead,Hannitized and Sam's Club Member.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
She's a family practice physician... not a Cardiologist! Why are they talking to a GP instead of a heart specialist?

Because they are irresponsible

I turned FNC off .. put on HGTV .... again

565 posted on 02/14/2006 11:40:03 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: SE Mom; Howlin
CNN is all over this. It's like a Cheney deathwatch. They keep interviewing doctors, trying to draw out hope for a poor outcome.

It's only a matter of time before we hear some CNN pundit gravely yet gleefully speculate on criminal charges.

ABC News is already comparing Cheney to Aaron Burr, who deliberately shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

566 posted on 02/14/2006 11:40:17 AM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: be-baw
I just got home a short while ago and was listening to Leon Panetta saying how the V.P. needs to make a public statement in front of the press and say how sorry he feels over what happened. Aren't we still waiting for Bill Clinton to apologize for his behavior and for lying repeatedly to the American people, committing perjury, and just plain being an a-hole?

Panetta needs to sweep in front of his own doorstep before setting down mandates for V.P. Cheney.

567 posted on 02/14/2006 11:40:51 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Dazedcat

"the elderly gentlemen has some buckshot lodged in his heart"

For pete's sake! It is not buckshot. It is small shot, #7 1/2, I believe. 2mm in size. Buckshot is another matter altogether. Had he been hit with any size of buckshot, he'd be in serious trouble.


568 posted on 02/14/2006 11:40:54 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: onyx; ohioWfan
I got in! Left a message! Thanks for the "press 7" tip oWf. I made the call before I saw the post.
569 posted on 02/14/2006 11:41:10 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: onyx; Palladin

I'm glad to see others know about Dr. Tavares. He saved my mother's life. Please read my post #411.


570 posted on 02/14/2006 11:41:17 AM PST by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Only in a very liberal district of Cleveland, the libs don't play well state wide. Sherrod has enough of a paper trail. He used to be Sec. Of State and a lousy one at that.


571 posted on 02/14/2006 11:41:47 AM PST by defconw (Bushbot,SnowFlake,Levinite, Dittohead,Hannitized and Sam's Club Member.)
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To: Dog
A Democrat shill of a doctor. Dr. LONDON. I have just called FNC.

1-888-369-4762


572 posted on 02/14/2006 11:41:51 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: oceanview
"they have some of the best hospitals in the world here, they can't find a cardiologist at NYU or Columbia they can call? this is insane."

Either they didn't bother to try, or else respectable cardiac physicians wanted nothing to do with commenting on TV on an ongoing case for which they have no personal knowledge. Either way, this leftist DNC-loving hack of a "holistic family physician" is all they could get to pretend to cardiac expertise........
573 posted on 02/14/2006 11:41:56 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: oceanview

Probably couldn't find one who would blow this all out of proportion like a Bush hating doctor in Mass would.


574 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:03 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: onyx

Thanks .. I just gave them an ear full on their message machine


575 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:16 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: oceanview
They should talk to a cardiologist, and hopefully they will.

If he had a mild heart attack his cardiac enzymes/markers will have been elevated. Then the EKG's will show what damage there is and changes in his rythym.

If the irritation remains (the buckshot) it's a problem.

I think the white house really should take hold of this story and make some sort of statement, if the family is willing maybe jointly.

576 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:23 AM PST by SunnyUsa (No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.)
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To: babaloo

Jeez, DU already has Whittington passed away,,and a public release date for Friday.. What in the World can these creatures be thinking with..

Pray for Whittington, Our Beloved VP & W and also our troops.. which defend these snake in the grass liberals.


577 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:24 AM PST by Eagle50AE (Contact a MSM advertiser to protest their support of the Biased Media)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

>>I hope I'm proven wrong, but I am pessimistic about stuff involving old people. My grandmother died from a simple infection at 76. Even if he doesn't die in the next 20 hours, he'll probably die in the next 20 days or weeks. Again, hope I am wrong.<<

QUICK-run outside and tell me if the sky is falling!!



578 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:27 AM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: Dog

A doctor named Cathleen London. A General Practitioner that Fox News Channel has used as a cardiac "expert" in two interview this afternoon.


579 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:35 AM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: BigSkyFreeper


I left one hell of a message. It was all I could do to NOT swear.


580 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:35 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: mystery-ak

I wonder if she called them? Maybe she's a friend if Kerry?


581 posted on 02/14/2006 11:42:36 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Democratshavenobrains
I hope I'm proven wrong, but I am pessimistic about stuff involving old people.

I hope you're wrong too.

Whittington does sound like a tough old guy though.

:-)

582 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:02 AM PST by fanfan (I'd still rather hunt with Cheney, than drive with Kennedy.)
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To: My2Cents

I was thinking about that.

And I was thinking about "hand packed" shots. Infection city.


583 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:05 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: Mo1


Me too!


584 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:08 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: DallasMike
If you look closely at the language the press uses in relationship to Republicans, motive is often assumed and assigned, which is where bias lies.

This is a classic example.

And you couldn't be more correct regarding the dems. LOL.

BTW, For a good laugh, check out Drudge. I went to see how he was covering this, and started laughing hysterically over their plan to call members of the GOP fat. This from the party of Ted Kennedy. That is GALL.
585 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:12 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: mass55th
The only person Cheney need apologize to is this poor gentleman. I pray he pulls through.

Once again the moonbat Dims and their MSM allies are going so over the top as to make themselves look as ridiculous as they are.

586 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:20 AM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Fox has Dr Manny on every day...why not him.....now Fox has a cardo on


587 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:30 AM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife.....toughest job in the military)
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To: ohioWfan

"C'mon GUYS! Fox is our best hope for the truth. You are DUMB to blow it like this!"




Wrong! Fox News screws up on almost all breaking news stories. It's a joke. They never get breaking news right.


588 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:31 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: defconw
Why don't they call Bill Frist if they want a real cardiologist?

My thoughts exactly. He's one of the best and knowledgeable in the specialty of heart problems.

589 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:34 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: gondramB

They're already floating that on DU. I read that there this morning.


590 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:45 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("Without God all things are permissible." -- Dostoevsky)
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To: A Citizen Reporter

Ok, that man is a complete donkeypit.


591 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:47 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: oceanview

Not one to say what they wanted this woman to say.


592 posted on 02/14/2006 11:43:56 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: onyx

It sure helped me vent some steam.


593 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:07 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: SuperSonic
I took this photo of Cheney Thursday night at the CPAC banquet.


594 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:23 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Fox has a cardo on now and she says it doesn't sound like a big deal....LOL


595 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:27 AM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife.....toughest job in the military)
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To: demkicker

Ouch.

Thanks.


596 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:37 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Now they're throwing out the fact that McClellan knew about Whittington's heart attack before WH press briefing. Big friggin' deal. It wasn 't his place to report this to the press whether he knew or not.


597 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:49 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: beyond the sea

I would think it would be up to medical personnel (not WH) to release info about a patient - with patients permission of course.


598 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:49 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: defconw

Oh, he's too close to Cheney and would lie to protect him, doncha know? :-)


599 posted on 02/14/2006 11:44:51 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: defconw

Good. I just read yesterday how the person who ran Kerry's campaign in Ohio stayed behind to work on '06 and '08 and build up the DNC in Ohio.


600 posted on 02/14/2006 11:45:16 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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