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Biden: Brain Surgeon Told Him Had Less Than 50% Chance of ‘Being Completely Normal’
Cybercast News Service ^ | June 5, 2013 - 6:18 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 06/05/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Speaking at the White House National Conference on Mental Health on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden told a sometimes serious and sometimes jocular story about the two brain surgeries he needed in 1988 to deal with cranial aneurysms.

Biden told the White House audience “they take a saw and they cut your head off” and “they literally had to take the top of my head off.” He also recounted that as he was being wheeled into surgery he asked the neurosurgeon, “What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?” The surgeon told Biden he had a better chance of living—and that that chance was in the 35 to 50 percent range. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abbynormal; aneurysm; biden; brainsurgery; neurosurgery
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Biden intended part of this to be humorous. It almost ends up being a commentary on his capabilities.
1 posted on 06/05/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Kennedy and other Democrats have been braindamaged and run this country. Funny how those with mental problems are to be prevent from owning firearms yet they may run for high office with no disclosure of their condition.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 4:19:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai
Biteme has a brain?
3 posted on 06/05/2013 4:20:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: Olog-hai

And yet he would still make a better president than Obama. At the very least, Biden would be more transparent, if only because he says whatever is on his mind without thinking.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 4:21:23 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

And yet he would still make a better president than Obama. At the very least, Biden would be more transparent, if only because he says whatever is on his mind without thinking.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 4:21:24 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai
I'm not saying it was aliens....

.... but it was aliens!

6 posted on 06/05/2013 4:21:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: a fool in paradise

As long as they aren’t conservative, that is.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe Biden can convince Sebelius to put him on a transplant list should a healthy organ become available.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Olog-hai
What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?”

That question assumes Biden to be completely normal (other than the aneurysm)before the surgery, an invalid assumption if there ever was one.

9 posted on 06/05/2013 4:22:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, we knew this of course.

Biden is one hundred per cent abby normal.

And then some.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 4:24:38 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Michael.SF.

Maybe that’s why the surgeon gave him such little chance of emerging “normal” post-op.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT by kenavi ("Beware of rulers, for they befriend only for their own benefit." Gamliel)
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To: Olog-hai
“What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?”

You didn't, Joe.

12 posted on 06/05/2013 4:25:09 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Olog-hai

He lost.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Olog-hai

Well Joe, ya gave it a shot. Fifty/ fifty. You had a chance anyways.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden is feebly trying to provide cover for his progressing dementia.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 4:26:09 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Maladroit--BOHICA)
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To: Olog-hai
Joe has had brain surgery 3 times ~ unsuccessfully!

BTW, you may have missed it but HE'S NOT NORMAL!!!!

16 posted on 06/05/2013 4:27:09 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Joe 6-pack

None of these Democrats know what a healthy brain is like!~


17 posted on 06/05/2013 4:28:02 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Olog-hai

I read the title and thought, that explains everything.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 4:28:19 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Olog-hai

So the surgery was a failure, still looney tunes.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 4:28:21 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Yep, Plugs is nuttier than squirrel poo.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Olog-hai

Does that make him half an a**hole?

21 posted on 06/05/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai

22 posted on 06/05/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

23 posted on 06/05/2013 4:33:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Olog-hai

There is definitely a 50% chance that Biden has below average intelligence.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 4:33:33 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: maggief; penelopesire; SE Mom; MinuteGal; thouworm

SO. Is he setting up the step down. Hill can take over and the impeachment begins!


25 posted on 06/05/2013 4:33:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: freedumb2003

Abby Normal!


26 posted on 06/05/2013 4:34:42 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s team could not have picked a better running mate.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, that explains it.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Olog-hai

Brain surgeon was right! Less than 50 percent of his brain is functional.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 4:35:35 PM PDT by formosa
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To: Olog-hai

Joe Biden — The New Normal — Who knew?


30 posted on 06/05/2013 4:35:53 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Olog-hai

I read an essay here some time ago (last year, at least) that basically intimated that Biden was the Dem’s VP choice as a deliberate joke on conservatism. That is, he’s a middle-age white guy who represents the past, and that the Dems propped him up as a sort of the “anti-Obama” — like tossing a bone to anyone who might have a problem with voting Obi, but the “inside joke” was on them.

Have no idea who wrote it or when, but if anyone else remembers and can give details that’d be nice.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 4:36:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Lizavetta

>>Abby Normal!<<

We have to assume biden got the nod when he showed obozo his schwanstucker.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 4:37:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Polyxene

>>Joe Biden — The New Normal — Who knew?<<

Which makes almost everyone else in the USA (and the non-islam world) a freaking genius.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 4:38:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Olog-hai

This story fails to mention the neurosurgeon forgot to put Biden’s brain back before he sewed him up.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 4:38:33 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: Olog-hai

So he doesn’t have as much brain tissue as a normal man—more like that of a women or less...maybe even a monkey.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Olog-hai

This was a couple years before the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, in which Biden played such a vital and excruciatingly humorous role, turning the proceedings whenever he had the chance, into
The Joe Biden Show. Not knowing he’d had brain surgery in ‘88, I’m now confident it did him NO good.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 4:41:52 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Olog-hai

And now you know — the rest of the story.

Paul Harvey ... Good Day!


37 posted on 06/05/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Olog-hai

Did he get a discount by having the (hair) plugs installed while his hood was off?


38 posted on 06/05/2013 4:45:25 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Olog-hai

Unfortunately it looks like he only hit 25% of the goal.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT by dglang
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To: Olog-hai
Uh huh. "Doc, will I ever play the piano again?"
"Uh...do you play the piano now?"
"No."
40 posted on 06/05/2013 4:49:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai
Less Than 50% Chance of ‘Being Completely Normal’

In the words of the great philosopher Maxwell Smart, "Missed it by that much."

41 posted on 06/05/2013 4:50:41 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Oh, doctor, will I be able to the play the piano when you have finished the procedure?”

“I don’t see why not.”

‘Good, because I couldn’t play it before I contemplated this operation.”


42 posted on 06/05/2013 4:51:33 PM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: Olog-hai

To see what I mean go to Youtube and get: Clarence Thomas Hearings: Biden Questions Thomas 1. It is absolutely EXCRUCIATING—he already sounds brain-damaged, like he can’t gather enough words for a single sentence without a dozen “uhhh”s. I didn’t have the stomach to get more of this on Biden Questions Thomas 2.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Billthedrill

?
Somebody put my line up there while I was still typing it out.

Just have to type faster, I guess.


44 posted on 06/05/2013 4:56:20 PM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: alloysteel

1 minute, 40 seconds. It’s because you actually read the story before posting. ;-)


45 posted on 06/05/2013 4:59:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Olog-hai
Biden: “Doc. . what are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?”
Doctor: "Well, in view of the fact that you weren't normal when you got on the table. . .I think slim and none."
46 posted on 06/05/2013 4:59:06 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Olog-hai

The jokes just write themselves.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Olog-hai
and that that chance was in the 35 to 50 percent range...

Well, he's never used that much anyhow...

48 posted on 06/05/2013 5:16:31 PM PDT by Errant
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Biden: Brain Surgeon Told Him Had Less Than 50% Chance of ‘Being Completely Normal’

NOW WE KNOW WHY HE IS LIKE HE IS.

49 posted on 06/05/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Olog-hai

Joe, stick with that story.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 5:26:24 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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