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Mitch McConnel today (Original Post) Tomconroy Jul 2023 OP
Wow MN2theMax Jul 2023 #1
His Manchurian Candidate handler forgot to make the 'phone call' peppertree Jul 2023 #69
Oh damn!!! BaronChocula Jul 2023 #104
Puppet masters are pulling too hard on his strings. GreenWave Jul 2023 #2
My first feeling...sadness and empathy. Some people just won't retire, think no job will kill them. Alexander Of Assyria Jul 2023 #109
Putin was advised not to download updates and perform a reboot mid-day. TheBlackAdder Jul 2023 #131
TIA? rsdsharp Jul 2023 #3
Seems likely, doesn't it? Maybe even something more serious? Attilatheblond Jul 2023 #34
Those black hands made me think he is multigraincracker Jul 2023 #86
By end of next week, the vultures and wolves both will be circled, Volaris Jul 2023 #108
Noticed his eyes, too. Had a schoolmate who had "spells" like Mitch's today. She'd be talking or allegorical oracle Jul 2023 #118
It wasn't just his hands. canuckledragger Jul 2023 #138
Jaysus mahina Jul 2023 #140
Why would God wait so long to punish him? Marius25 Jul 2023 #50
Well, I was joking. rsdsharp Jul 2023 #54
I know. I was being a cynical. Marius25 Jul 2023 #55
Hmmmmmmm! malaise Jul 2023 #89
Normal Republican? These days that is an oxymoron. Wonder Why Jul 2023 #116
Don't think so. No facial droop, only minor unsteadiness Warpy Jul 2023 #98
He had quite a grip on the podium Effete Snob Jul 2023 #128
Once he went "out," his hands could no longer be seen Warpy Jul 2023 #130
This message was self-deleted by its author Mosby Jul 2023 #139
It took his aides 9 seconds to notice something was wrong Warpy Jul 2023 #141
Yikes. mahina Jul 2023 #4
It looks like he forgot what he was there for. Ray Bruns Jul 2023 #25
I had the thought that he looked as though he Backseat Driver Jul 2023 #102
Should have been rushed to hospital EYESORE 9001 Jul 2023 #5
I think that's the Republican healthcare plan. CaptainTruth Jul 2023 #56
The gop always comes first. C Moon Jul 2023 #58
That's what Rebl2 Jul 2023 #72
I'm sure there's a facility there. JohnnyRingo Jul 2023 #95
His face is really sweaty also rurallib Jul 2023 #6
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti. YDogg Jul 2023 #17
Lol, he was about "lose himself" newdayneeded Jul 2023 #136
He looks awful! leftieNanner Jul 2023 #7
He just had a concussion IIRC. liberalla Jul 2023 #30
He did have a concussion leftieNanner Jul 2023 #35
He should have been taken directly to hospital/ER CousinIT Jul 2023 #51
Definitely should be evaluated by a doctor. leftieNanner Jul 2023 #59
Yeah, strokes are like that. Maru Kitteh Jul 2023 #93
John Barrasso (sp?) was right there with him, and he's a physician. nt allegorical oracle Jul 2023 #122
This is no joke. murielm99 Jul 2023 #78
He was in the hospital leftieNanner Jul 2023 #84
Whoa. He's not well. If he's out for a while, too bad. brush Jul 2023 #8
I can't believe they kept him there Effete Snob Jul 2023 #9
Probably not wanting public to find out how unwell he has been? Attilatheblond Jul 2023 #37
They brought him back later Effete Snob Jul 2023 #73
Wow. He reportedly walked back ion his own a few minutes later Hortensis Jul 2023 #10
limping Effete Snob Jul 2023 #77
He should retire. He has done more than enough damage. LoisB Jul 2023 #11
+1 BootinUp Jul 2023 #19
Exactly Lois... democratsruletheday Jul 2023 #82
he is so fucking disgusting Skittles Jul 2023 #143
Exactly. I can't understand people like him. Addicted to power, I guess. LoisB Jul 2023 #147
So, that's what it looks like when a dog catches the car. Hugin Jul 2023 #12
I just remembered that he was treated for a "concussion" leftieNanner Jul 2023 #13
Looked like a seizure to me shelshaw Jul 2023 #14
I was thinking a mini-stroke myself...nt Wounded Bear Jul 2023 #64
That was my thought too. 1WorldHope Jul 2023 #91
Borrow the Trolly NowISeetheLight Jul 2023 #15
I literally laughed out loud at that pic. TurboDem Jul 2023 #39
Mitch should be in the hosptial. sarcasmo Jul 2023 #16
Oh, yeah...... MyOwnPeace Jul 2023 #20
Madame Tussaud moment. Frasier Balzov Jul 2023 #18
His complexion looked waxen enough to qualify for being put on display. nt allegorical oracle Jul 2023 #125
He's not well. Haggard Celine Jul 2023 #21
He should be allowed to retire Renew Deal Jul 2023 #22
ALLOWED? Skittles Jul 2023 #145
About time he shut up... Beachnutt Jul 2023 #23
How does Kentucky replace a Senator? dem4decades Jul 2023 #24
Kentucky has a law that provides that a replacement senator has to be of same party as last senator LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2023 #26
Yeah. That's a very new law that Kentucky Republicans passed leftieNanner Jul 2023 #38
A reminder that in 2021, Kentucky changed the process for appointing a US Senator LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2023 #142
Let's hope there is a newly registered republican..... getagrip_already Jul 2023 #101
"...or not replace MoscowMitch until the next special election." markodochartaigh Jul 2023 #132
You're not going to like it Effete Snob Jul 2023 #129
He looks like he is having a stroke Maraya1969 Jul 2023 #27
I agree. He needs to be in an ER right now. LastDemocratInSC Jul 2023 #99
Way back in the 80's I had a 40 year-old employee do the same while playing golf. sinkingfeeling Jul 2023 #28
Looks like ataxia - possible TIA? Hela Jul 2023 #29
Resign Mother Fucker, resign mercuryblues Jul 2023 #31
Looks like he had a stroke.. you may not like Mitch, but who comes after him may be terrible ashredux Jul 2023 #32
Parkinson's? vanlassie Jul 2023 #33
He just used the word "cooperation" nilram Jul 2023 #36
That word BIPARTISAN leftieNanner Jul 2023 #40
He is obviously ill. Happy Hoosier Jul 2023 #41
His color has been crappy for months. 3catwoman3 Jul 2023 #42
Imagine if he couldn't afford healthcare. twodogsbarking Jul 2023 #43
Another issue that pisses me off! BigmanPigman Jul 2023 #112
I am not a doctor, but ... mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2023 #44
He's done some horrible things, but as a human being I can't help to feel genuine empathy. Bleacher Creature Jul 2023 #45
He makes it a challenge though. twodogsbarking Jul 2023 #52
That was difficult to watch. crickets Jul 2023 #63
I did NOT 'feel that.' MyOwnPeace Jul 2023 #87
It is a damn shame health (or a sex scandal) is the only thing that might stop their madness NoSheep Jul 2023 #134
I'm just glad he has what he refuses for the rest of us... FREE health care. tenderfoot Jul 2023 #92
It's not free, it's paid for by taxes. raccoon Jul 2023 #133
Free for him tenderfoot Jul 2023 #135
he is DISGUSTING Skittles Jul 2023 #144
from "is mitch mcconnell dead yet?" ... "watch this space" orleans Jul 2023 #46
He looks really bad; they should've taken him to the Office of the Attending Physicial immediately. patphil Jul 2023 #47
He suddenly developed a conscience TlalocW Jul 2023 #48
If only that were so........ MyOwnPeace Jul 2023 #137
Poor ol' Mitch vlyons Jul 2023 #49
That guy is fucked up. n/t Auggie Jul 2023 #53
Long senior moment, or a mini stroke perhaps. GoodRaisin Jul 2023 #57
He supports Ukraine. I wish him well. Tomconroy Jul 2023 #60
Tom, you're a better person than me, though I do agree with your sentiment. EarnestPutz Jul 2023 #80
I've seen that same sort of thing in person Leith Jul 2023 #61
Thank you. I had forgotten what they are called. niyad Jul 2023 #67
Can't he just pull himself up by the bootstraps? NoSheep Jul 2023 #62
Hopefully his days in Congress are over. KS Toronado Jul 2023 #65
I loathe, hate, and despise moscowmitch, but JFC, his staff was horrible to let niyad Jul 2023 #66
It was disturbing to watch... Hugin Jul 2023 #74
Agree Rebl2 Jul 2023 #94
Ischemic stroke? Roy Rolling Jul 2023 #68
This is the duplicitous bastard whose double standards ruined the Supreme Court. Duncan Grant Jul 2023 #70
I agree and will do you one better... harumph Jul 2023 #83
Works for me. Duncan Grant Jul 2023 #97
Mitch fell in that hotel homegirl Jul 2023 #71
His lips are blue again Hekate Jul 2023 #75
Turtle dementia is slower than in humans bucolic_frolic Jul 2023 #76
Hopefully, he pulls through Torchlight Jul 2023 #79
Quite possibly the most intelligent 40 second speech of his political career Major Nikon Jul 2023 #81
Funny that according to republicans Pres. Biden is too old to be Pres. at 80 but Mitch is 81... spanone Jul 2023 #85
Hannity and the rest are always playing clips of Biden progressoid Jul 2023 #110
Looks like a stroke to me. James48 Jul 2023 #88
I agree it looks like a stroke. iemanja Jul 2023 #115
I vote, early dementia. 3Hotdogs Jul 2023 #90
He looked like he spotted someone in the crowd dflprincess Jul 2023 #96
Where will you be when the laxative kicks in? Major Nikon Jul 2023 #100
lol, he shit his shell Celerity Jul 2023 #117
He was spotted doing lines of MiraLax earlier that day Major Nikon Jul 2023 #119
Jeebus lines Celerity Jul 2023 #121
Put him out to pasture BlueIdaho Jul 2023 #103
Term limits 😤😤😤😤😤 seta1950 Jul 2023 #105
No thoughts, no prayers, BaronChocula Jul 2023 #106
Karma is too slow for him BigmanPigman Jul 2023 #107
Whoa. jeffreyi Jul 2023 #111
I wonder if he had a stroke? iemanja Jul 2023 #113
Dammit my spellcasting hit the wrong target lambchopp59 Jul 2023 #114
Tomorrow's news: Minority Leader was removed and 13 Republican Senators, seeking NCjack Jul 2023 #120
i don't like him or his politics but i do hope he gets well...that was just weird. dawn5651 Jul 2023 #123
That man is ill. LittleGirl Jul 2023 #124
This is exactly the reason why we should have term LIMITS. bonniebgood Jul 2023 #126
Because everyone knows it someone is going to have heart attacks for other betsuni Jul 2023 #146
Because I am a compassionate human being, AllyCat Jul 2023 #127

GreenWave

(6,683 posts)
2. Puppet masters are pulling too hard on his strings.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:27 PM
Jul 2023

Yesterday it was DeathSentence in a car accident.

The Good Lord is warning them.

 

Alexander Of Assyria

(7,839 posts)
109. My first feeling...sadness and empathy. Some people just won't retire, think no job will kill them.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:00 PM
Jul 2023

It doesn’t.

Attilatheblond

(2,147 posts)
34. Seems likely, doesn't it? Maybe even something more serious?
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:29 PM
Jul 2023

Been wondering about his health since his recent hospitalization. Daughter said she saw video a big ago where his hands looked really bad, like almost black from lack of circulation.

Much as I despise him & the damage he has done to our beloved nation, I fear what the GOP Senators will get up to without what little guardrail he managed to maintain.

His eyes in that video... not a good sign.

Volaris

(10,269 posts)
108. By end of next week, the vultures and wolves both will be circled,
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:59 PM
Jul 2023

And the first attacks will begin. First full week of August, that's my bet for a timeline here...

allegorical oracle

(2,357 posts)
118. Noticed his eyes, too. Had a schoolmate who had "spells" like Mitch's today. She'd be talking or
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:08 PM
Jul 2023

reading aloud in class and just freeze for about a half minute. Her eyes looked just like his. Heard years later that she was doing fine, and that it was a neurological problem. But soon as I saw him, today, I flashed back to her.

 

Marius25

(3,213 posts)
50. Why would God wait so long to punish him?
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:48 PM
Jul 2023

He's been evil his entire life.

And why isn't anyone else being punished?

malaise

(268,836 posts)
89. Hmmmmmmm!
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:27 PM
Jul 2023

Can you fully recover from a TIA?
During a transient ischemic attack, a blood clot restricts or prevents blood from reaching certain subsections of the brain. These parts of the brain may go without needed resources such as sugar and oxygen for minutes to hours. After the TIA resolves, the brain doesn't fully return to normal.

Warpy

(111,219 posts)
98. Don't think so. No facial droop, only minor unsteadiness
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:43 PM
Jul 2023

and he never has anything to say, he just loves to jabber.

My wild guess is an absence seizure. Now that he's done it so publicly, maybe someone will get his ass to a neurologist, get him on medication.

Those seizures are weird, people just seem to go away mid sentence for seconds to minutes. Most can be controlled with medication.

Warpy

(111,219 posts)
130. Once he went "out," his hands could no longer be seen
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:43 PM
Jul 2023

first because they were in shadow and second when the cameras did a close up of his face.

There are occasionally telltale hand movements during absence seizures, which is why I mentioned it was a bit frustrating not to be able to see his hands after he stopped talking.

He needs to see a neurologist, period.

Response to Warpy (Reply #130)

Warpy

(111,219 posts)
141. It took his aides 9 seconds to notice something was wrong
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 08:06 PM
Jul 2023

and 6 seconds to turn him and start trying to push him along. That's when he came out of it.

Light switch off, light switch on, that's the pattern of an absence seizure.

He still needs a workup with a neurologist to rule out worse stuff and get some meds sorted.

"Fine," my ancient, retired nurse's ass.

Backseat Driver

(4,385 posts)
102. I had the thought that he looked as though he
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:51 PM
Jul 2023

might have needed an immediate men's room #2 check; false sphincter methane or worse alarm?

EYESORE 9001

(25,913 posts)
5. Should have been rushed to hospital
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:30 PM
Jul 2023

Looked like a TIA at best - full-fledged stroke at worst. His so-called colleagues showed no sense of urgency.

Rebl2

(13,479 posts)
72. That's what
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:13 PM
Jul 2023

it looked like to me. My Dad had something similar several years ago and he was able to communicate with my mom something was wrong, but speech was slurred. By the time I got there he had trouble speaking. Got him in the car and took him to the hospital and by the time we got him there, he was able to speak again and talk with the doctor. They did tests and sent him home. I was sure they would keep him overnight, but they didn’t.

JohnnyRingo

(18,622 posts)
95. I'm sure there's a facility there.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:40 PM
Jul 2023

An urgent care sort of office.
They'll screen him and make sure he's back to his half dead former self or call a squad.

leftieNanner

(15,074 posts)
7. He looks awful!
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:30 PM
Jul 2023

Even worse than usual.

I think he has been battling several health problems in recent years, but of course he won't admit to any of it.

Lucky for him and the Repukes, he had Kentucky pass a law recently that requires the Governor to replace him with someone from his own party (out of three who will be suggested by the party) if he cannot continue to serve.

leftieNanner

(15,074 posts)
35. He did have a concussion
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:31 PM
Jul 2023

They said he fell in a hotel after attending a dinner. He cracked some ribs too, so he fell hard.

CousinIT

(9,234 posts)
51. He should have been taken directly to hospital/ER
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:49 PM
Jul 2023

This, after such a hard fall/concussion is cause for alarm. I read that aides have been helping him walk. He looks feeble and pale.

Maru Kitteh

(28,329 posts)
93. Yeah, strokes are like that.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:34 PM
Jul 2023

He had a concussion because he had an unguarded fall while suffering a stroke in his hotel room. I would bet my car on it. And I love my car.

murielm99

(30,723 posts)
78. This is no joke.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:15 PM
Jul 2023

I fell last summer. I had a brain bleed, and of course, a concussion. An ambulance took me from one hospital to another. I stayed there for five days. It was mostly for observation. However, I was nauseous, and it took several days before I could eat much.

When I went home, I was still unsteady. I fell again, but did not damage my head. They kept me overnight for observation, just to be sure. I had another CT scan. I had short term memory issues for a couple more weeks, and unsteadiness.

If his fall was anything like mine, this is serious. If his fall resulted in a concussion, he should be at home or in a supervised environment.

leftieNanner

(15,074 posts)
84. He was in the hospital
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:22 PM
Jul 2023

For a week or more. Then an inpatient rehab facility for a while.

I'm sorry you went through that. My daughter had three concussions playing basketball in college.

Not to be messed with.

 

Effete Snob

(8,387 posts)
9. I can't believe they kept him there
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:32 PM
Jul 2023

At least get him somewhere comfortable and have someone check him out.

Attilatheblond

(2,147 posts)
37. Probably not wanting public to find out how unwell he has been?
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:32 PM
Jul 2023

Guessing they tried to get him out as quickly and calmly as possible to save his vanity.

Now, the power games will begin and it won't be pretty.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
10. Wow. He reportedly walked back ion his own a few minutes later
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:34 PM
Jul 2023

but still didn't seem like a...take-charge guy.

On the video, he started okay briefly. It seemed like Senator (?) Barrasso had asked him if he wanted to go back to his office and if he had anything else to say and McConnell was "there" enough at that point to seem to indicate no as he stepped back, but then he didn't leave in spite of arms helping him to but just stood with the guys behind.

As for not seeking immediate medical care, maybe they've seen it before and know about it? He's looking very elderly among all those others, not just old.

 

Effete Snob

(8,387 posts)
77. limping
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:15 PM
Jul 2023

left hand in pocket, left leg limping.

Does the Capitol have it's own medical unit?

I mean, even a high school has a nurse.

82. Exactly Lois...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:21 PM
Jul 2023

jebus, give us all a GD break and slither off and go back under the rock whence you came MM

Skittles

(153,137 posts)
143. he is so fucking disgusting
Thu Jul 27, 2023, 04:31 AM
Jul 2023

he has all the money in the world but feels the need to stay on to keep fucking the American people....UGH

1WorldHope

(684 posts)
91. That was my thought too.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:28 PM
Jul 2023

I don't wish ill health to anyone. No matter how mean they have been. Well, maybe I am not being 100% honest. I'll leave it there. I tried.

NowISeetheLight

(3,943 posts)
15. Borrow the Trolly
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:45 PM
Jul 2023

They could just borrow that cart they wheeled Hannibal Lechter with and drive him around.




TurboDem

(214 posts)
39. I literally laughed out loud at that pic.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:33 PM
Jul 2023

I think they used something like that with ole Strom Thurmond too. I still remember him sitting at the dais slobbering and drooling as if he had his wits about him. republicans sure do hate letting go of power.

MyOwnPeace

(16,923 posts)
20. Oh, yeah......
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:53 PM
Jul 2023

THAT was really bad.
But, the Repukes being the people they are - "Ah, no big deal - he's just thinking about all of the ways he can save America...."

Frickin' liars - the walls are tumbling down!!!!!

Haggard Celine

(16,843 posts)
21. He's not well.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 02:54 PM
Jul 2023

Don't know what's wrong, but he's obviously having some sort of difficulty speaking. He's always been an asshole, but now he doesn't know what to say, or he's unable to articulate what he wants to say. I wouldn't be surprised if he resigns soon, or at least steps down from his leadership role. God only knows who they'll replace him with. I hope it isn't a Trump fanatic. I'm sure Trump is trying to replace him with Tuberville or Rick Scott or some other freak.

LetMyPeopleVote

(145,046 posts)
26. Kentucky has a law that provides that a replacement senator has to be of same party as last senator
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:06 PM
Jul 2023

It is not clear that this law is enforceable. The Kentucky governor is a Democrat and he could challenge this law or not replace MoscowMitch until the next special election

leftieNanner

(15,074 posts)
38. Yeah. That's a very new law that Kentucky Republicans passed
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:32 PM
Jul 2023

When Mitch started having health problems a few years ago.

Imagine that.

markodochartaigh

(1,138 posts)
132. "...or not replace MoscowMitch until the next special election."
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 06:01 PM
Jul 2023

This would be enough Karma to cover Kentucky 10 feet deep.

 

Effete Snob

(8,387 posts)
129. You're not going to like it
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:40 PM
Jul 2023

I'll tell you, but you have to promise the kids aren't in the room with you.

It involves unusual activities and livestock.

sinkingfeeling

(51,443 posts)
28. Way back in the 80's I had a 40 year-old employee do the same while playing golf.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:20 PM
Jul 2023

He was taken to th ER, diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and died the following day.

Hela

(440 posts)
29. Looks like ataxia - possible TIA?
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:21 PM
Jul 2023

Loss of speech and balance is a sign, along with nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth, as if with a tremor).

mahatmakanejeeves

(57,358 posts)
44. I am not a doctor, but ...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:40 PM
Jul 2023

He is 81. Today marks the beginning of a heat wave. The temperature outside right now is 90 degrees F, but with the "stifling humidity," the heat index makes things feel as if the temperature is 97 degrees F. If he spends any time outside, conditions are rough on him.

https://wtop.com/weather/

crickets

(25,953 posts)
63. That was difficult to watch.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:58 PM
Jul 2023

And you're right - as much as I despise the man, I did feel for him in that moment. His health is just not there any more, and he needs to resign.

MyOwnPeace

(16,923 posts)
87. I did NOT 'feel that.'
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:25 PM
Jul 2023

As much pain and injury that that man has caused this country in his service to his corporate, billionaire lords, I cannot summon up a single second of 'care' or 'concern' for that treacherous beast.

I will NOT wish him harm - but I'll NEVER wish him well.

patphil

(6,158 posts)
47. He looks really bad; they should've taken him to the Office of the Attending Physicial immediately.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:47 PM
Jul 2023

He's 81, and could very well have had a stroke.

If at this time, or sometime later in his term, he can't continue as Senator, Governor Beshear can appoint a replacement from a list of 3 possibilities provided by the executive committee of the Republican party of Kentucky, as per state law.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/974709/kentucky-republicans-change-rules-could-pick-mitch-mcconnells-replacement

TlalocW

(15,378 posts)
48. He suddenly developed a conscience
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:47 PM
Jul 2023

And all the evil that he's done throughout his life just hit him all at once.

MyOwnPeace

(16,923 posts)
137. If only that were so........
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 06:43 PM
Jul 2023

however, we do know that only the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny can make that happen for someone like him......

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
49. Poor ol' Mitch
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:48 PM
Jul 2023

Won't someone have an ouch of compassion and get him to retire? He obviously has senile dementia. Don't know how advanced it is. Who is next in line for leader?

GoodRaisin

(8,919 posts)
57. Long senior moment, or a mini stroke perhaps.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:51 PM
Jul 2023

At any rate he can’t continue. It appears his time is about up.

Leith

(7,808 posts)
61. I've seen that same sort of thing in person
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:56 PM
Jul 2023

I was at the grocery store waiting to be checked out when the cashier just stopped. A couple of people behind me in line started murmuring a bit wondering why she stopped and what was going on.

The manager came over, told her gently to go on break, then he continued checking customers out. My guess at the time was a petit mal seizure, but I'm hardly a medical expert, certainly not when it comes to epilepsy.

I found a couple of short videos on YouTube, created and placed there so that people can see what it looks like. They call it an "absence seizure." It looks a lot like turtle's behavior.





niyad

(113,174 posts)
66. I loathe, hate, and despise moscowmitch, but JFC, his staff was horrible to let
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:01 PM
Jul 2023

him stay like that. WTF is wrong with them? Clearly, he has been, and is, unwell, and SOMEBODY on his staff should be alert to signs.

Hugin

(33,100 posts)
74. It was disturbing to watch...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:14 PM
Jul 2023

I'm much more troubled by the unsteady gait as he was ushered away than the brain fart aspect.

Duncan Grant

(8,262 posts)
70. This is the duplicitous bastard whose double standards ruined the Supreme Court.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:11 PM
Jul 2023

I don’t feel bad for not feeling bad.

harumph

(1,896 posts)
83. I agree and will do you one better...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:21 PM
Jul 2023

Here's hoping that during a press conference he pulls his dick out and
waggles it about at the press corps all the while smiling stupidly. It would be fitting for him to
display graphically what has defined his attitude toward Americans lacking
wealth and power. Just pull it out Mitch. Die a demented fucking shit flinging monkey
you motherfucker. Yeah, just don't have one ounce of empathy for the guy - in
fact my feelings are quite the opposite.

Duncan Grant

(8,262 posts)
97. Works for me.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:42 PM
Jul 2023

I’m ordering a new pair of tap shoes this afternoon. Planning to drink a lot more water, too.

homegirl

(1,427 posts)
71. Mitch fell in that hotel
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:12 PM
Jul 2023

not because he tripped A minor stroke caused him to fall. Today was a repeat. May the Gods take him to his reward TONIGHT!!

Torchlight

(3,303 posts)
79. Hopefully, he pulls through
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:15 PM
Jul 2023

and uses the time to reflect on his health concerns impeding his ability to do his job effectively. This, plus holding two diametrically opposed different positions on the appointment of supreme court judges, may indicate a failing state of mind. Thoughts and prayers for the little guy.

spanone

(135,802 posts)
85. Funny that according to republicans Pres. Biden is too old to be Pres. at 80 but Mitch is 81...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:23 PM
Jul 2023

and we never hear a peep.

Imagine if Joe Biden had an episode like this....?

progressoid

(49,961 posts)
110. Hannity and the rest are always playing clips of Biden
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:01 PM
Jul 2023

verbally stumbling. But it's nothing like this. Yikes.

James48

(4,428 posts)
88. Looks like a stroke to me.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:26 PM
Jul 2023

If he dies, who gets to appoint the next Senator? How do they do it in Kentucky?

dflprincess

(28,075 posts)
96. He looked like he spotted someone in the crowd
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:40 PM
Jul 2023

Who could ruin him. Or maybe it was Satan. Either works for me.

seta1950

(932 posts)
105. Term limits 😤😤😤😤😤
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 04:56 PM
Jul 2023

I’m so sick of these old fools staying there until they collapse, while they hurt us and this country, enough already.

lambchopp59

(2,809 posts)
114. Dammit my spellcasting hit the wrong target
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:05 PM
Jul 2023

It's not a simple matter to be accurate from way out here on the west coast. My aim was TFG but it found an equally duplicitous asshole anyway.
Well, practice makes perfect. I'll try again tomorrow.

NCjack

(10,279 posts)
120. Tomorrow's news: Minority Leader was removed and 13 Republican Senators, seeking
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:14 PM
Jul 2023

the position, drew their concealed daggers and began stabbling each other in various places. Friends stabbled friends in the back, and enemies stabbed each other in stomach. The new Minority Leader is expected to emerge on Wednesday, and if the hosiptal can stop the bleeding, on Thursday, will announce new committee responsibliities. No one expects a Sen. Ted Cruz to gain a benefit.

TFG franatically telephoned instructions to his drone senators, but it appears that they will be ineffectual as each was too busily engaged in dagger stabbing to take the call.

LittleGirl

(8,282 posts)
124. That man is ill.
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:23 PM
Jul 2023

I hope somebody takes him to the hospital and he resigns tomorrow. His days are numbered. He should not be a member of congress in that condition.

He is gonna be history soon. I can’t wait. He has enflamed the divide in our country and I hope his karma comes soon.

betsuni

(25,430 posts)
146. Because everyone knows it someone is going to have heart attacks for other
Thu Jul 27, 2023, 04:37 AM
Jul 2023

serious health issues even if they're not old?

AllyCat

(16,173 posts)
127. Because I am a compassionate human being,
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:26 PM
Jul 2023

I feel badly for him.

He is a horrible person.

It must still be frightening.

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