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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opens eyes for first time since Tucson shooting
Washington Post ^ | 1-12-11 | Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on 01/12/2011 11:16:43 PM PST by icwhatudo

"At the memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama said that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time after his (Wednesday) visit.

It was the first time she had opened her eyes since the shooting that wounded her Saturday outside a Tucson grocery store. "We all started crying," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in a phone interview from Air Force One later Wednesday night. "Other than the birth of my children, it was the most incredible moment I have ever had."

Also in the room were Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dearleader; giffords; ilduce; imamobama; jeffords; liarinchief
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To: Pan_Yan

If they did, it was because their plan did not work out like they planned it.The only peole they care about is themselves individually. It was their guy that shot them and her. To this time and date,I have read only two responses on this forum and have heard nothing from the media expresing sympathy for the nine year old girl the sorry sob shot in the , according to the media,back of the head. The ones , except the two, were alluding to the fact that he was mentally ill and could not get treatment and how bad it was for his parents. To which I say bullcrap! He had the presence of mind to purchase the firearm, buy the ammo and load the firearm, plan and carry out the shooting, and attempt to flee the scene. In addition to the deliberate act of shooting the child. There are thousands, if not millions, of mentally ill individuals roaming the streets on a daily basis and they do not purchase firearms and deliberately shoot nine year ols girls in the back of the head. The bastard is pure evil.


51 posted on 01/13/2011 5:14:49 AM PST by sport
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To: Pan_Yan

The first three Dunes were classic...the last three deteriorated to smarmy...the Brian Herbert versions later are okay in a 20th century military sci-fi kind of way...the first Dune though, magical...magritte


52 posted on 01/13/2011 5:23:49 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: GeronL
So too the RINO Commentariat. The Miracle Bringer: "He opened her eyes!" "A great speech!"

The campaign rally of a "memorial service" was clownish and off-putting.

The speech was canned sugar and rat poison.

53 posted on 01/13/2011 5:25:14 AM PST by bvw
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To: caww

Here’s your chance, Obama. Your predecessor raised Lazarus from the dead - I’m sure you can out-do him by raising up six and instantly healing a brain injury.

Bring forth, o glorious messiah - we’re waiting!


54 posted on 01/13/2011 5:26:43 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Tralala boom-dee-aye!)
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To: funfan
Agreed. The congresswoman is in my prayers but I cannot swallow that she waited just for Pelosi, Gillibrand and Wasserman-Schultz to open her eyes on the day of Obama’s speech. It's just too much.
55 posted on 01/13/2011 5:38:27 AM PST by redk
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To: vortec94

“The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts distract attention from the secret influences behind great events.”
- The Bashar Teg


56 posted on 01/13/2011 5:38:39 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: magritte

“Truth suffers from too much analysis.”
- Ancient Fremen Saying

“Memory never recaptures reality.
Memory reconstructs.
All reconstructions change the original,
becoming external frames of reference
that inevitably fall short.”
- Mentat Handbook


57 posted on 01/13/2011 5:41:31 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: icwhatudo

I already heard a radio news report that his poll numbers are up with 53% approval.


58 posted on 01/13/2011 5:44:49 AM PST by 38special (AK, CA, CO, NV, WA ... WTF?)
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To: icwhatudo

Conservatives need to push this - He’s another Clinton-level liar. It is disgusting and cheap to exploit death and suffering this way.


59 posted on 01/13/2011 5:58:33 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: tobyhill; smoothsailing; icwhatudo
I looked up the article from 1/9/2011, that she opened her eyes, and it was scrubbed.

How about this article: Biggest risk for Giffords is brain swelling From the article:

Dr. Michael Lemole Jr, MD, who performed surgery on the Congresswoman, said UMC physicians are "cautiously optimistic" about Giffords' outlook.

Lemole said that as of Sunday morning, Giffords was responsive to voice commands. She is able to respond to simple commands such as "can you open your eyes" or "can you raise two fingers," he said

60 posted on 01/13/2011 6:11:54 AM PST by Girlene
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.....and from the University Medical Center - Tucson, AZ - Incident Command Site

.....Jan. 9, 2011, 12:45 p.m.

Gabrielle Giffords can follow simple commands this morning, but we know that brain swelling can take a turn, so we remain cautiously optimistic,” said Dr. Lemole. He described simple commands as: “can you open your eyes” or “can you raise two fingers.”While these seem like simple tasks, these tell doctors much about her condition.

61 posted on 01/13/2011 6:21:11 AM PST by Girlene
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To: caww

Obama’s deity complex rears its ugly and arrogant head. The mere presence of The One was sufficient to spur this miraculous moment. All Hail the Great Obama! (barf alert)


62 posted on 01/13/2011 6:31:37 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: icwhatudo

Article must have been “scrubbed” because now it reads:

“Giffords was able to respond to simple commands” and later in the article it says:

“Giffords cannot speak because she is on a ventilator, and cannot see because of the area of her injury and the surgery requires her eyes be kept closed”

Irregardless, it is vomitous to any give implication whatsoever that Barry had anything to do with her eyes opening - An AP article was particularly sickening as it states:

“In an electrifying moment, the president revealed that Giffords, who on Saturday was shot point-blank in the head, had opened her eyes for the first time shortly after his hospital visit”

It’s scary out there.....


63 posted on 01/13/2011 6:33:58 AM PST by jcwky (Our response?...)
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To: All

Not sure why first link no longer working, try this:

Wednesday’s Obama Miracle? ...”she could open her eyes and respond to simple commands Sunday” Peter Rhee, M.D. http://bit.ly/dUWNGr


64 posted on 01/13/2011 6:48:02 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: jcwky
Found another link (LA Times) which said she had NOT opened her eyes on January 9th. Doctors remain hopeful for Gabrielle Giffords

........Giffords is being kept in a medically induced coma and is not able to speak because she is intubated, but when she is periodically awakened, she is able to respond to simple commands, such as squeezing her hand and showing two fingers..........

.........The Tucson doctors refused to say which hand Giffords was able to use. She is not able to open her eyes.


At best, the different reports of whether she had opened her eyes previously, are confusing. obama's "electrifying moment" came over as quite self-serving, but it IS good to hear Rep. Giffords continues to improve.
65 posted on 01/13/2011 6:50:11 AM PST by Girlene
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To: icwhatudo

Then Barry went and healed the lepers afterwards.


66 posted on 01/13/2011 6:51:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bluebird Singing

I sent an email to newsmanager@foxnews.com and told him that this was factually incorrect and that Dr.Rhee had said on Sunday that she had opened her eyes.


67 posted on 01/13/2011 7:03:36 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: caww
Well he isn’t THE anti-Christ. He does not fit the desription on many points, though he certainly isn’t Christian IMO

The Anti-Christ won't need a teleprompter.

68 posted on 01/13/2011 7:04:58 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: freekitty

Are you defending Obama?


69 posted on 01/13/2011 7:09:20 AM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when the MSM incites hatred and violence against conservative based on lies.)
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To: Candor7

I tried to post (late) last night but FR was slow, down, timing out, etc.

It’s probably best because I was so angry I’m sure I would’ve said something that I’d regret in the morning. This circus was the START of the campaigning. It wasn’t like any memorial service I’ve ever attended. It was a *Wellstone, light* service.

As other FReepers said, Gabby has opened her eyes before yesterday. BO had NOTHING to do with it but they media will play this lie over and over again and attribute this to his presence. Lie after lie....over and over until the brainless masses collectively know it must be true!

BTW...at the very end when BO and MO were shaking hands...did you notice a black girl come out of almost nowhere, make her way to MO for a BIG HUG? Did you notice that she was wearing the “Together We Thrive” shirt?

Now, someone tell me this wasn’t a campaign pep rally.


70 posted on 01/13/2011 7:13:10 AM PST by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: icwhatudo

Obama went in her ICU room (what a rude thing) and shuts down the hospital to visit her just so he can (bottom line) campaign and try to fake a hail mary pass to the center. Obama opened his arms and her eyes opened he is the MSM savior.

HURL is beyond words. Matthews will probably tingle.


71 posted on 01/13/2011 7:28:37 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: tobyhill

Everyone is going along with the lie, it seems. Even her husband. One of her aids was on Greta last night. She was asked about the “miracle”. The aid was not jubilant, like you would expect. She just kind of rambled on and said a few things that didn’t make any sense and the moved to the next questions.

So, she didn’t really open her eyes before she opened her eyes.


72 posted on 01/13/2011 7:32:17 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl
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To: 38special

My goodness... with the overt and proved media lies... you believe their polling results?

LLS


73 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:12 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: tobyhill

I posted the question of why about the eye openings on my FB page last night. I asked why the discrepancy. I’ve been accused of trying to start an Obama conspiracy theory with the question and have no respect for the dead or living. I said I don’t like being lied to, especially in light of the dead and living. Folks are trying to make excuses for Obama. I guess they are hurting so bad, they need to have a miracle.


74 posted on 01/13/2011 7:39:06 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl
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To: thethirddegree

Thank you... fox will ignore you... they are no better than any other propaganda outlet... but thank you for doing it.

LLS


75 posted on 01/13/2011 7:39:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: stansblugrassgrl
Everyone is going along with the lie, it seems. Even her husband. One of her aids was on Greta last night. She was asked about the “miracle”. The aid was not jubilant, like you would expect. She just kind of rambled on and said a few things that didn’t make any sense and the moved to the next questions.

I saw that too and had exactly the same reaction. She seemed almost irritated, very unfocused at the questions. Probably because of the goofy way Greta opened her show - "She opened her eyes".

And about Fox reporting the truth about when she actually opened her eyes - there was a news conference with Giffords doctors and they were asked specifically about this. Their spin is that yesterday was the first "spontaneous" opening of her eyes as opposed to opening her eyes when asked to do so. That is the way Fox is now reporting it. That's not what Obama said and definitely not the way he was trying to portray it.

76 posted on 01/13/2011 10:21:00 AM PST by Shethink13
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To: tobyhill; icwhatudo
The Sonoran Chronicle article you linked to has been scrubbed, correct.

However, in that article was a link to a Tucson Sentinel source article. It's still there. Below is the statement, the link, and a screenshot.

"Giffords is in a drug-induced coma in intensive care. Doctors frequently awaken her to check her responsiveness, and she could open her eyes and respond to simple commands Sunday - an encouraging sign, Rhee said."

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/010911_giffords_condition

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77 posted on 01/13/2011 10:28:40 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GOPJ

Are you joking? There is article which said the doctors wake her up every few hours to check on her. She didn’t miraculously awake by the sight of Pelosi or Obama.

Geez.


78 posted on 01/13/2011 10:54:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: icwhatudo
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79 posted on 01/13/2011 11:12:27 AM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Pan_Yan

Thank you. I only made it through the first 3. You saved me the trouble but that was decades ago I fear


80 posted on 01/13/2011 1:02:14 PM PST by vortec94
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To: thethirddegree
The Anti-Christ won't need a teleprompter.

Good point! But I was lol when I read that...ha!

81 posted on 01/13/2011 7:22:19 PM PST by caww
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To: reagan_fanatic

What is stunning is not that OB made this statement for we know who he thinks that he is... But the stupid Media Journalists sound exactly like Chris Matthews...they’re all in love aknew!


82 posted on 01/13/2011 9:11:35 PM PST by caww
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To: icwhatudo

Do you know where I can find documentation that Gabby opened her eyes on Sunday, and not after a visit by THE One as the media is claiming? The link on your post does not work.It really bothers me that the media are scripting this to look like Obama’s visit had a healing influence on her.


83 posted on 01/14/2011 4:21:36 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: thethirddegree

http://nation.foxnews.com/gabrielle-giffords/2011/01/13/tucson-paper-giffords-opened-her-eyes-sunday


84 posted on 01/14/2011 10:27:04 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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