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Justice John Roberts had seizure
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Posted on 07/30/2007 2:48:44 PM PDT by GOP_Proud

Just heard it on John Gibson's Big Story. I hope I'm wrong but that's how I heard it.


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Nothing more than a comment by John Gibson. Maybe I heard wrong. So sorry if I did.
1 posted on 07/30/2007 2:48:46 PM PDT by GOP_Proud
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To: GOP_Proud

Well, if true, that would suck. I sincerely hope that you misheard it, or that the source was incorrect.


2 posted on 07/30/2007 2:50:06 PM PDT by surely_you_jest (I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers)
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To: GOP_Proud
Justice John Roberts had seizure

Daily Kos celebrates.

3 posted on 07/30/2007 2:50:30 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: Always Right

Sure hope he just tripped or something relatively simple. A seizure would be a Bad Thing.


5 posted on 07/30/2007 2:51:39 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: surely_you_jest

Seizures are not uncommon after even mild head injuries.

Could be okay, just a scare.


6 posted on 07/30/2007 2:51:44 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: GOP_Proud
I heard Gibson say that also. I'm wondering Gibson got the seizure Roberts had in the 90's confused with his fall today (hoping)?

Prayers for Roberts!!

7 posted on 07/30/2007 2:51:53 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life!)
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To: GOP_Proud

Roberts apparently suffered a seizure in 1993. Perhaps they were referring to that one.


8 posted on 07/30/2007 2:52:15 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Snardius

It is true, pray for Roberts. This could be catastrophic for the country


9 posted on 07/30/2007 2:52:37 PM PDT by tenn2005 (Birth is merely an event; it is the path walked that becomes one's life.)
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To: GOP_Proud
Nothing more than a comment by John Gibson. Maybe I heard wrong. So sorry if I did.
Then why are you even posting it here?
This is the height of irresponsible.

 
10 posted on 07/30/2007 2:52:38 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: GOP_Proud

A family friend is on his security detail. Wonder if I can get some info.


11 posted on 07/30/2007 2:52:48 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: JennysCool

I seriously hope that was the one he was referring to.


12 posted on 07/30/2007 2:53:24 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: GOP_Proud

Certain medications can trigger seizures in normal individuals. Ciproflaxin, an antibiotic, has a nasty side effect of causing seizures.


13 posted on 07/30/2007 2:53:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: GOP_Proud

He had one a few years ago - it’s probably nothing... stress related is my guess.


14 posted on 07/30/2007 2:53:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (Iranian designers held a fashion show - Surprise! For the 5,000th time, burqas were "in"...- Conan)
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To: counterpunch

If he heard it, why is it irrisponsible to post it?


15 posted on 07/30/2007 2:54:54 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: GOP_Proud

Dear God! I pray that he is okay.

My father in law had a seizure in December. It turned out to be an incurable brain tumor. He is still with us, but it isn’t pretty.


16 posted on 07/30/2007 2:55:16 PM PDT by colorcountry (To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon -)
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To: counterpunch
This is the height of irresponsible

How so...?

17 posted on 07/30/2007 2:55:30 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: vetvetdoug

Is that common? I would have guessed epilepsy...


18 posted on 07/30/2007 2:55:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Iranian designers held a fashion show - Surprise! For the 5,000th time, burqas were "in"...- Conan)
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To: GOP_Proud

Justice Roberts could lose 75% of his brain’s function, and STILL be a better man than anyone a leftist would nominate...

I vote on keeping him in place - REGARDLESS of his injury.


19 posted on 07/30/2007 2:56:17 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: r9etb

Think positive..he could have fallen then gotten a head injury and then a seizure.... very common.


20 posted on 07/30/2007 2:56:37 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin ôKojakö Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: leadpenny; counterpunch

Agreed LP.

Many are looking for updates. Gibson mentioned it was being reported locally.


21 posted on 07/30/2007 2:56:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: GOP_Proud

Prayers going up!


22 posted on 07/30/2007 2:57:11 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: leadpenny

Because he doesn’t have the facts, it was something mentioned in editorial commentary, and he’s not even sure what he heard.

There is no current news report reflecting such a rumor.


23 posted on 07/30/2007 2:57:30 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: counterpunch

Sorry to offend you. I was pretty certain that he said that the justice had a seizure, but I had just turned the TV on. I had heard about the fall he took on the radio on the way home. It seemed to fit at the time. The only reason I became unsure was that there was no follow-up.

If I am wrong I will accept your wrath with a smile because to be wrong on this issue would feel really good.


24 posted on 07/30/2007 2:58:01 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: river rat
I vote on keeping him in place - REGARDLESS of his injury.

Justice Bernie...weekend at the Supreme Court.

25 posted on 07/30/2007 2:58:15 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: GOPJ
It's that time of year. People are outside, exerting themselves in the heat, changing their pH and their levels of hydration from one state to another rapidly.

It's easy to overheat and fall down.

Even young soldiers in formations on 100 degree afternoons can fall over backwards and as they fall they see the sky apparantly dragging itself to the ground, and then their heads bang the ground and they wake up in the aid tent.

Yup, happens all the time.

26 posted on 07/30/2007 2:58:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GOP_Proud

Heat stroke?

Global Warming?

Bush’s fault!

(sarcasm)


27 posted on 07/30/2007 2:59:28 PM PDT by airborne (ATTENTION PA FREEPERS !! https://contribute.gohunter08.com/contribute.asp)
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To: vetvetdoug
"Certain medications can trigger seizures"

Also: Certain Decisions can trigger seizures

< / Kelo>

Prayers for Chief Justice Roberts.

28 posted on 07/30/2007 3:00:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Confidence in Congress has hit an all-time low of 14%)
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To: counterpunch

I heard Gibson saying it was being reported locally.

Posting the thread could bring credence to the story from local Freepers, or they could refute it.

He is just bringing the story to light.


29 posted on 07/30/2007 3:00:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Snardius

Because you don’t create an alarmist headline based on unsubstantiated gossip. He could have mentioned it in an ongoing discussion about the Chief Justice, instead of creating a panic based on likely misinformation.


30 posted on 07/30/2007 3:02:16 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: GOPJ
"Is that common?"

I'm hardly an expert but I had a family member that would seizure if they got dehydrated.

They had zillions of tests and everything came up fine, the doctor just said it was congential, no big deal and simply not let them get dehydrated.

He further said that while they looked scary as all get out if and of themselves they weren't dangerous unless you fell or were driving a car.

31 posted on 07/30/2007 3:02:26 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Just my opinion, no relationship to reality is expressed or implied.)
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To: GOP_Proud

Janet Reno had Parkinson’s and it didn’t stop her from invading private citizen’s homes.


32 posted on 07/30/2007 3:02:40 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: counterpunch

News is now reporting they don’t know if the fall caused the seizure or the seizure caused the fall but all are reporting grand mal...

So irresponsible is reporting no seizure at all, when freepers usually hear and or get info before media reports anything.....


33 posted on 07/30/2007 3:03:05 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin ôKojakö Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8QN5JP01&show_article=1

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts was taken by ambulance to a hospital on Monday after a fall on a dock near his summer home in Maine.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said she did not know how he fell or what injuries he might have suffered. She said he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Roberts, 52, bought a home last year in Port Clyde on Maine’s Hupper Island. Port Clyde, which is part of the town of St. George, is about 90 miles by car northeast of Portland, midway up the coast of Maine.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. EDT, said St. George Fire Chief Tim Polky. Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then transferred to an ambulance, Polky said.

“He was conscious and alert when they put him in the rescue (vehicle) and took him to Penobscot Bay Medical Center,” Polky said. A spokesman at the Rockport hospital did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Named to the court by President Bush in 2005, Roberts is the youngest justice on a court in which the senior member, John Paul Stevens, is 87. Bush was informed of the hospitalization by his chief of staff, Josh Bolten, the White House said.

Roberts is the father of two young children.

He became chief justice after the death of William Rehnquist in September 2005, although Bush had first chosen him to take Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat when she announced her retirement earlier that year.

He had served as an appellate judge in Washington and spent more than a decade before that as a lawyer at the Hogan and Hartson law firm, where he specialized in arguing cases before the Supreme Court.

Roberts also served in the Reagan and Bush administrations in the and ‘90s. He was a clerk for Rehnquist after graduating from Harvard Law School.

Roberts spent a couple of weeks in Europe in July, teaching a course in Vienna and attending a conference in Paris. He was at the court in Washington late last week.

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Associated Press writer David Sharp in Portland, Maine, contributed to this story.


34 posted on 07/30/2007 3:03:32 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: counterpunch

Jim Angle on Special Report is reporting it as so. Gran mal seizure. They don’t know if it was before or after fall.


35 posted on 07/30/2007 3:03:41 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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Justice Roberts could lose 75% of his brain’s function, and STILL be a better man than anyone a leftist would nominate...

Damn right. And from the biographical information I've read, Thurgood Marshall's faculties were pretty damn weak for the last 10 years or so of his tenure--and his "aides" pretty much did his thinking for him.

In fact, I would say a combined "flat line" brain wave from Scailia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito would STILL have about 5 to 10 times the intellectual capacity of Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg.

36 posted on 07/30/2007 3:04:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: counterpunch; GOP_Proud
Then why are you even posting it here?

I agree. There's threads already going about his fall ... post it there as a comment rather than give it a headline without mention that it's a vanity. You sourced it to Fox News Channel with no link, and you're not even sure of what you heard.

I don't meant to beat a dead horse, but this seems like an over-excited reaction to something you may or may not have heard.

37 posted on 07/30/2007 3:04:13 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: GOP_Proud

No wrath here.
I just think you were a bit premature and under informed to start an entire thread.


38 posted on 07/30/2007 3:05:06 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: SittinYonder

All of us listening to fox news just heard Brit Hume report on the before or after grand mal seizure about 2 minutes before your post so now all you posting police can take it up with Brit Hume.


39 posted on 07/30/2007 3:06:32 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin ôKojakö Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: GOP_Proud

I heard the same thing. Many people have seizures. No need to get all excited at this point.

I have a sister in law that had several grand mal seizures in her younger years.

Hasn’t had one since.


40 posted on 07/30/2007 3:06:55 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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He had a seizure according to this:
http://www.mainecoastnow.com/articles/2007/07/30/courier_-_gazette/breaking_news/doc46ae4b38ad879059499505.txt

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a seasonal resident of Hupper Island, located off Port Clyde, was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport mid-day Monday.

St. George Ambulance responded to a call at about 2 p.m. Monday of a man who had fallen 5 to 10 feet and landed on a dock, hitting the back of his head. The patient was ashen and was foaming at the mouth. The patient had reportedly suffered a grand mal seizure and was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center.

As of Monday afternoon, Penobscot Bay Medical Center would not confirm that Roberts was a patient.

Roberts and his wife, Jane Roberts, purchased their home on Hupper Island in June 2006. The island is located a few hundreds yards off Port Clyde and is only accessible by boat.

Roberts, 52, was appointed as chief justice by President George W. Bush and has served since Sept. 29, 2005.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.


41 posted on 07/30/2007 3:06:59 PM PDT by PilloryHillary (againsthillary.com)
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To: GOP_Proud

Prayers up for our Chief Justice.

mrs


42 posted on 07/30/2007 3:07:05 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: GOP_Proud
I heard the same, but nothing has been confirmed.

As is usual with me, I check out DU to see what they are saying and they didn't let me down. Not all, but most, are wishing Roberts ill. Sickening!

Pray for Roberts.

43 posted on 07/30/2007 3:07:26 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: counterpunch

Suit yourself. I’ve seen posts here based on less.


44 posted on 07/30/2007 3:08:21 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: GOP_Proud
(1) Tom Snyder (2) Bill Walsh (3) ? (It won't be the cat - it's in hiding!)
45 posted on 07/30/2007 3:08:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: counterpunch
Apparently it was the media being immature in not reporting this until near 6 pm for the evening news.
46 posted on 07/30/2007 3:08:59 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin ôKojakö Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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To: SE Mom

Roberts suffered a seizure 13 years ago while on the golf course. He wasn’t allowed to drive for several months and took the bus to work. Doctors never figured out the problem.


47 posted on 07/30/2007 3:09:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: All

I perused the messages of all threads until I made it to the Click for More point. The only news regarding the Chief Justice was this thread.


48 posted on 07/30/2007 3:09:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: GOP_Proud

he has epilepsy?


49 posted on 07/30/2007 3:10:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: GOP_Proud

We truly do not know what transpired yet based on the sporadic news reports however what you heard was true...

Sadly some on here like their news after the mainlame stream media reports it....


50 posted on 07/30/2007 3:10:53 PM PDT by alisasny (RIP Lt. Kevin ôKojakö Davis BLUE ANGELS #6 THANKYOU!!)
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