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Finger amputations ‘possible’ after White House incident
The Washington Post ^ | 02:06 PM ET, 02/14/2012 | Theola Labbé-DeBose

Posted on 02/14/2012 1:04:58 PM PST by Hunton Peck

An unidentified male at the White House was taken to a hospital after suffering a hand injury Tuesday morning...

Shortly before 11 a.m., a man...had a “possible amputation of one or two fingers,”

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


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: amputatedfingers; amputation; finger; whfingersaccident; whitehouseaccident; whitehousestaff
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Muslims chop off whole hands for stealing, don't they?
1 posted on 02/14/2012 1:05:04 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

we warned you not to get it between Michelle and a plate of pork chops...


2 posted on 02/14/2012 1:07:40 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hunton Peck

Is that the new punishment for pointing your finger at Obama?


3 posted on 02/14/2012 1:07:59 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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Update:
A member of the White House household staff suffered an on-the-job injury Tuesday and may have lost some fingers.

"There was a minor injury with a member of the residence staff – an ambulance was called out of an abundance of caution," an administration official said.

I dunno if I'd count a finger amputation as a "minor" injury...
4 posted on 02/14/2012 1:08:47 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Was he reaching for Michelle’s lobster?


5 posted on 02/14/2012 1:09:42 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Moo was heard saying, “Reach for that cheeseburger and you’ll draw back a stub.”


6 posted on 02/14/2012 1:10:10 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Hunton Peck

When Michelle is eating her lunch, it’s best to give her lots of room.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 1:10:35 PM PST by al44
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To: Hunton Peck

Japanese Mafia?


8 posted on 02/14/2012 1:11:06 PM PST by bvw
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To: Hunton Peck

I guess it’s gone beyond arm twisting now?


9 posted on 02/14/2012 1:11:29 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Hmmm... I’m thinking kitchen accident of some kind. The story also said that the injuries were “life-threatening”. I’m thinking the kitchen is the most likely place to hurt yourself that bad. I suppose a firearms accident among the secret service agents is possible, too.

Meat slicers scare me. Just looking at one gives me the willies and makes my fingers hurt.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 1:11:58 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Here's an assortment of dikes.

11 posted on 02/14/2012 1:12:16 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Hunton Peck

The good news is that gummint disability (ADD) insurance guarantees this homie will be gettin’ paaaaayyyyyyyd!


12 posted on 02/14/2012 1:12:49 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Hunton Peck; Gamecock; F15Eagle; ReneeLynn

13 posted on 02/14/2012 1:15:33 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Hunton Peck
That is weird. I guarantee, if I ever have even one finger amputated, let alone maybe two, I will not consider it a minor injury.
14 posted on 02/14/2012 1:16:09 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Shame that someone who actually works for a living at the WH gets hurt.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 1:16:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Ramius
Yep. Kitchens are dangerous places. Everything in a commercial kitchen is sharp, hot, heavy, flammable, or has an STD.

/johnny

16 posted on 02/14/2012 1:17:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hunton Peck

Homeland Security detail to follow up on this new potential terrorist?


17 posted on 02/14/2012 1:17:36 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: Larry Lucido
It was obviously the new surgeon general implementing his new skin biopsy technique under obamacare.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 1:17:54 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sounds as if they are serious about finding leakers.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 1:19:19 PM PST by fso301
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To: Hunton Peck

Damn,
I was hoping they were going to chop obammy’s hands off for over reaching.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 1:19:45 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: JRandomFreeper

>>>...or has an STD

Pastry chefs from the cooking channel??


21 posted on 02/14/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’ve been warning anyone who will listen. She can crack walnuts with that thang.


22 posted on 02/14/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already to support Holder's people)
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To: lonevoice

Any injury which happens to the downstairs help is considered minor unless it results in death. Dismemberment of a servant just does not rise to that level in this administration.

Just another example of “minor” is what happens to others and “major” is what happens to me that is common in our culture.


23 posted on 02/14/2012 1:22:07 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Hope he has insurance.


24 posted on 02/14/2012 1:22:28 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Hunton Peck
“possible amputation of one or two fingers,”... "may have lost some fingers"

Seems like that would be pretty easy to establish one way or another, for anyone who can count to ten. Also, I don't think a hospital trip after amputating a freaking body part really counts as "an abundance of caution."

25 posted on 02/14/2012 1:23:02 PM PST by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Sloth

Good thing Clinton stayed out of the kitchen.


26 posted on 02/14/2012 1:26:21 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Sloth
Seems like that would be pretty easy to establish one way or another, for anyone who can count to ten.

Of course, the victim may need to take off a shoe.

27 posted on 02/14/2012 1:30:47 PM PST by Bob
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To: Hunton Peck

Alas, The Lovely Michelle mistook his hand to be an appetizer...


28 posted on 02/14/2012 1:36:00 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Sloth
Then there's this, from the updated report at politico44 (http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/02/white-house-residence-staffer-may-need-finger-amputation-114464.html):
When the man was hospitalized, his injuries were classified as life-threatening, Walls said.

29 posted on 02/14/2012 1:36:48 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Sloth

It’s a little bizarre that their first knee-jerk is to try to downplay the seriousness of the accident. As if some kitchen accident actually reflects one way or the other on the President and the “spin” must be “managed”. It’s an accident, fer cryin’ out loud... these things happen, and it is what it is. If it’s a -serious- accident there’s just nothing wrong with saying so.

Now... if on the other hand it was Obama goofing around with a decorative sword or something, and hurt somebody... -that- would call for some spin. And lots of it. :-)


30 posted on 02/14/2012 1:38:19 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Hmmm... if they’re talking about an amputation that might take place at the hospital, that suggests some other kind of injury, like a crushed hand or something.


31 posted on 02/14/2012 1:40:17 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Hunton Peck

Maybe Obama Hussein bit too hard during an Orgasmic Episode?? Might want to check with Larry Sinclair if it fits BHO’s M.O.!!!


32 posted on 02/14/2012 1:41:54 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They must have needed some extra people in the shredder room in order to respond to subpoenas from Congress. Apparently they didn’t spend enough time instructing them in how to operate the shredders safely.

They need to remember that safety is Job 1. Shredding is Job 2.


33 posted on 02/14/2012 1:42:34 PM PST by Neanderthal
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To: Sloth
“possible amputation of one or two fingers,”... “may have lost some fingers”

Just to be accurate, the correct term for accidental loss of digits or even limbs is not “amputation”, it would be severed or the medical term is “avulsed”. Amputation is only correct when it's done surgically.

34 posted on 02/14/2012 1:46:09 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yakuza?


35 posted on 02/14/2012 1:49:26 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: stayathomemom

36 posted on 02/14/2012 1:52:57 PM PST by mikrofon (Finger .... The New White Meat)
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To: Hunton Peck

Shredder malfunction whilst destroying notes from 0’s meeting with moveon, mediamatters and the guy with a girl’s name from MSLSD.


37 posted on 02/14/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by tweakDU
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To: Hunton Peck

Hillary threw ash trays..

Michelle-Mar-Belle throws sharp objects...


38 posted on 02/14/2012 2:00:49 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Happy Valentine's Day)
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To: lonevoice
Had a repeat customer in the E.R. that whacked parts of his fingers off...much to regularly.

He laughed about it....the last time I saw him.

Old retired guy that liked to woodwork........

39 posted on 02/14/2012 2:04:45 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Kwanza ritual?


40 posted on 02/14/2012 2:12:44 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: stayathomemom

I guess it depends which finger her used.


41 posted on 02/14/2012 2:33:51 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Best to stand back and throw food at the Moose.


42 posted on 02/14/2012 2:38:52 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: Hunton Peck

Under obamacare, the death panel gives a thumbs down. Poor guy. RIP.


43 posted on 02/14/2012 2:42:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Hunton Peck

Ridiculously obtuse headline.


44 posted on 02/14/2012 2:42:58 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: Ramius

lawn care, but there shouldn’t be too much of that right now.. unless cutting up a tree. There are some large doors that could do some bad damage.

I am guessing kitchen, too.


45 posted on 02/14/2012 2:46:45 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: tumblindice
That is hillary.

I don't think moose thighs can do this. On the other hand, she could sneer at a nut and it will crack.

46 posted on 02/14/2012 2:51:49 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: sodpoodle

it was a standard Wookie snatch trap


47 posted on 02/14/2012 2:51:49 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Hunton Peck
Looks like he lost most of the last couple fingers:


48 posted on 02/14/2012 2:52:19 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Hunton Peck
Moochelle send flowers... the card read........*When am I getting...........


49 posted on 02/14/2012 3:04:31 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Ramius
You get your fiddly bits stuck in a Hobart Buffalo commercial food processor, you ain't getting 'em back. And it's possible to do, if you are stupid or hung-over.

So, yes, it could be a crushing/breaking/cutting injury.

I'll bet the kitchen in the White House accounts for >85% of the workplace injuries in the facility, with most of the rest being maintenance guys. Well, not counting carpet burns, carpal tunnel, or eternal damnation.

/johnny

50 posted on 02/14/2012 4:27:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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