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GE CEO collapses during Biden speech
Wave News ^ | 6-28-10

Posted on 06/28/2010 11:16:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jim Campbell, the President and CEO of General Electric's Appliance and Lighting Division, was rushed to a doctor after he collapsed just before 11:30 a.m. Monday as Vice President Joe Biden was speaking.

Campbell, who was seated on a stool at the end of the stage set up inside a warehouse at GE's Appliance Park in Louisville, fell from a stool and off the stage as Biden was nearing the end of his remarks.

Biden paused and called for a doctor.

"Do we have a doctor here?" Biden asked. "Ladies and gentlemen, that's a sad note to end this on. Do we have a doctor here?"

According to GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman, Campbell appears to be fine, but was taken to a medical clinic on site to be seen by a physician.

As Campbell was taken away, Biden remarked: "So folks, as my grandfather used to say, 'keep the faith.'"

Freeman says Campbell's collapse appears to be heat related.

Biden was in town to tout the job-creation virtues of the Economic Recovery Act during his speech at Appliance Park, where the company is making a $600 million investment to expand manufacturing.

That investment is backed by nearly $25 million in tax credits that GE received under the stimulus.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; biteme; collapse; ge
I'm surprised Biden didn't close by saying "Stand up, Jim. Stand up."
1 posted on 06/28/2010 11:16:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“GE CEO collapses during Biden speech”

Sensory deprivation.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 11:19:28 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve collapsed due to heat exhaustion before, wasn’t a fun experience. I fell onto the corner of a metal display and almost lost an eye.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 11:19:36 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Don’t be a “smartass,” Jim. “This is a big f***ing deal.”


4 posted on 06/28/2010 11:19:36 AM PDT by maggief
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To: afraidfortherepublic
If they don't get their cap and tax, carbon credit, financial bonanza, every GE white shirt will collapse. Boo-hoo.
5 posted on 06/28/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did Plugs bore the guy to death?


6 posted on 06/28/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why is he in KY when the Gulf states are being killed?


7 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:36 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Do we have a doctor medical quality control administrator here?" Biden asked.
8 posted on 06/28/2010 11:20:54 AM PDT by Argus
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Are they sure he didn’t just fall asleep and as a result fall out of his chair?


9 posted on 06/28/2010 11:21:22 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: afraidfortherepublic

” Freeman says Campbell’s collapse appears to be heat related. “

Hot Air Related


10 posted on 06/28/2010 11:21:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“Get up Jim, stand up let them see you, ohhh...do I feel like an idiot”..


11 posted on 06/28/2010 11:21:56 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Video:

http://arklatexhomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=113115


12 posted on 06/28/2010 11:22:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Great comments from the outfield bleachers - cracking me up!


13 posted on 06/28/2010 11:23:48 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Biden should have provided one of these to him
14 posted on 06/28/2010 11:23:55 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

15 posted on 06/28/2010 11:24:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: maggief

“Stand up, Chuck!”


16 posted on 06/28/2010 11:25:23 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

heat speech


17 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Given Bidens history of verbal gaffes and ill timed remarks, I surprised he didn't say:

Hey Jim, you doing a Robert Byrd impersonation? Don’t be a smartass, and get up! My speech is a big F'n deal!

18 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:17 AM PDT by apillar
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe he got the bill Zero wants for donations.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:26 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: afraidfortherepublic

GEEE EEEE....they bring good things to life!


20 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:26 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Spok
Sensory deprivation.

Post of the day.

Thank you for the hearty laugh. I needed it today.

21 posted on 06/28/2010 11:33:19 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“GE CEO collapses during Biden speech”

which is what capitalist should get when they are caught sleeping with the enemy.

Were ya there, selling him that hanging rope, there Jim???

22 posted on 06/28/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So, he can’t stand to listen to the POS either, huh?


23 posted on 06/28/2010 11:35:22 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Spok

Anyone who willingly gives any democrat a platform for their lies gets no sympathy from me.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 11:36:20 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: wastedyears

“I’ve collapsed due to heat exhaustion before, wasn’t a fun experience”.

...the actual heat combined with the immense amount of hot air coming out of Biden must have been unbearable.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 11:36:44 AM PDT by albie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Isn’t this a dog bites man story? Who doesn’t have their lights go out during a Biden speech?


26 posted on 06/28/2010 11:37:00 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Doesn’t Beck list GE in the Crime family?


27 posted on 06/28/2010 11:37:19 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: calex59

So General Petreaus passes out, GE CEO passes out, bees, flies and rats surround Obama like he is some sticky spawn from the netherworld...

WHAT is going on?


28 posted on 06/28/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: anniegetyourgun

He was in Milwakee too where he enjoyed a custard and them proceeded to verball assail the shop’s small business owner.

The VP doing important work on our dime don’t ya know.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 11:39:43 AM PDT by rod1
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To: afraidfortherepublic
There was an episode of Invader Zim where GIR rendered an invading army unconscious by hooking his brain to a transmitter and sending out deadly waves of stupid. I'm thinking something very similar happened here.
30 posted on 06/28/2010 11:39:57 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Campbell was swooning for Biden!

GE has its’ collective head so far up the Democratic butt that when Obama coughs he actually blows Campbell's nose!

31 posted on 06/28/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As Biden was heard to say, “And that, my friends, is what happens when you don’t utilize government run healthcare.”


32 posted on 06/28/2010 11:42:43 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here's what Campbell should wear, next time he meets Biden.


33 posted on 06/28/2010 11:44:30 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Guess the lie got too much for the CEO.


34 posted on 06/28/2010 11:46:55 AM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Get the HAZMAT crew! GE makes those infernal mercury infused curlique lightbulbs.


35 posted on 06/28/2010 11:50:33 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Teh Stupid...it can be hazardous to your health.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 11:54:39 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Freeman says Campbell’s collapse appears to be heat related.”

Another victim of global warming.


37 posted on 06/28/2010 12:06:04 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: RichInOC


38 posted on 06/28/2010 12:07:42 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The poor guy probably realized how much money GE wasted shilling for Obama and Biden. “We pay for a whole network just to boost these guys and we get this idiot?” (Thud)


39 posted on 06/28/2010 12:08:56 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: RichInOC
He should have read the safety card they give everybody before entering a Biden speech; may cause drowsiness, do not operate heavy machinery, etc.
40 posted on 06/28/2010 12:10:16 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“may cause drowsiness, do not operate heavy machinery, etc.”

I think the side effects are rather more substantial. In addition to what you said, “May cause nausea and projectile vomiting. Listeners with IQs greater than 80 have been known to experience extended migraine headaches followed by sudden cardiac arrest upon exposure to such an unexpectedly high level of stupidity in a nationally elected official.”

Indeed, were Joe Biden a prescription drug, the FDA likely would have had him taken off the market years ago for public safety reasons.


41 posted on 06/28/2010 12:30:51 PM PDT by DrC
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Notice it was so warm in there that Biden and other men had their jackets off. GE CEO didn’t. So much for air-conditioning.


42 posted on 06/28/2010 12:38:02 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife )(Save the Brown Pelican)
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To: wastedyears

I don’t know if this event took place inside or outside, but it has been brutally hot and humid for the last few days around here. (60 mi North of Louisville)

It’ll getcha before you realize it.


43 posted on 06/28/2010 12:42:35 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: EEDUDE

Exerting myself riding a bike in the heat, wearing heavy clothing, then go into a very well air-conditioned, small building.


44 posted on 06/28/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: cycle of discernment

Spooky, huh? Biblical? Maybe something like Isaiah 51:20, Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street, like antelope caught in a net. They are filled with the wrath of the LORD and the rebuke of your God. Nah, probably just the heat. And what was the translation of Beelzebub?


45 posted on 06/28/2010 12:47:54 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Biden remarked: "So folks, as my grandfather used to say, 'keep the faith Joe, you're going to end up just like a thorn on a rose bush - an irritating prick. And God bless him, he was right..'"
46 posted on 06/28/2010 12:48:22 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: cycle of discernment

Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria !

Courtesy of Dr. Peter Venkman


47 posted on 06/28/2010 1:04:05 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: Spok

GE is making a $600 million investment to expand manufacturing at the nearly 60-year-old Appliance Park in Louisville. It is being supported by $24.8 million in tax credits that were part of the Obama administration’s stimulus plan.

The investment is expected to create about 830 jobs.

Biden took a shot at critics of the federal Recovery Act.

“I love these guys who say government should stay out of this,” he said sarcastically, referring to the economic recovery.

******

Parent company of NBC received taxpayer’s money and Biden thinks that is something to be proud of?

$25 million to create 830 jobs?!


48 posted on 06/28/2010 1:05:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: afraidfortherepublic

G.E. sucking up to Hussein again. I despise crony capitalism. G.E. is an arm of the Hussein regime. They suck.


49 posted on 06/29/2010 12:32:48 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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