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  1. Tunescribe

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    Befuddlement is among the long-term symptoms.

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/bush-t...r/20070809064009990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    The treatment was revealed only when the White House made public all the results of Bush's annual physical exam on Wednesday. It showed up in the "past medical history" section and in the summary along with other skin conditions.

    Bush was treated for what his doctors described as "early, localized Lyme disease" after developing the characteristic bullseye rash.

    Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that, if left untreated, can cause arthritis and other problems. Symptoms can include lethargy, joint pain, fever, limping and loss of appetite. A bacterial disease, it can be eradicated with antibiotic treatment in the early stages, but can become more complicated to treat if not caught early.
     
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    It just cracks me up that something as minor as this results in the media wording of :

    "after failing to disclose the problem for nearly a year"

    The typical little way the media uses words to make him, or other Republicans, out to be a bad guy. It doesn't affect his job, there is no reason is had to be disclosed. Does he need to disclose every time he takes a dump too ?
     
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    I agree, the video of him getting a colonoscopy was enough, I don't need to know every time he has a cold.
     
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    Lyme disease is potentially very, very serious, and definitely COULD affect his job performance.
     
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    Oh bull.

    "Bush was treated for what his doctors described as "early, localized Lyme disease" after developing the characteristic bullseye rash. Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection that, if left untreated, can cause arthritis and other problems."

    It was found early and treated. End of story.
     
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    Remember David Gregory when Cheney shot his friend in the face, Gregory almost had a stroke because Cheney didn't call him before he called the Paramedics.

    White House:
    President -"Laura my darling"

    Laura -"Yes Dear"

    President -"I didn't have a bowel movement yesterday, do you think I should hold a press conferance"

    Laura -"Have you told the Vice President"

    President -"Not yet"

    Laura -"Why don't you just call Dick Gregory so he can break it, he was awfully upset at the Vice President when he didn't call him about shooting that guy in the face, that should make Mr Gregory feel better"

    President -"OK Laura, oh Laura?"

    Laura -"Yes dear"

    President -"Whatever happend to that old bag Cindy Sheehan"?

    Laura -"Well the story going around the Rose Garden is that Hillary had her Cat killed"

    President -"ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, I have to go to the bathroom, ha,ha"
    :bricks:
     
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    Know a guy who got it early, treated early, but now has crohn's and cancer.. the doctors feel as though the Lyme may have been the trigger. I doubted him, but difficult to really doubt someone who has been going through what he is going through. Don't minimize this disease and some of the effects it has on some people
     
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    That's not what they're doing, what they're saying is it's really not the nation's business, which it isn't.
     
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    Fine, when Bush has Crohns, Cancer or something else then he can let us know. Until then WTF cares other than people out to nitpick everything.
     
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    Although I do agree with you, what I was really pointing out is the ludicrousness (is that a word ?) of something which, now, is basically nothing and the media making a big "failure to disclose" issue out of it. You're point that there was no need to disclose is valid as is the silliness of this piece of the media making it sound like he was holding back some critical secret by saying ""after failing to disclose the problem for nearly a year".
     
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    Even if Bush got Crohn's, as far as I'm concerned, that's his private business. He can tell us if he wants to, but he doesn't owe us that. I'd just be happy if he was less secretive with government business.
     
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    The media does what the media knows how to do: stir the pot to sell stories.

    That doesn't mean that what they're selling isn't important sometimes, they do stumble upon real scandals, but they're also willing to make a mountain out of a mole hill on a slow newsday.
     
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    There is a tendency to minimize Lyme disease, in SE RI is a huge issue and many people have suffered from it, last week we knew all about his colonoscopy, we know when he has his physicals etc. As much as it seems minor I think we should know about it. It is an opportunity to educate people about this disease, there needs to be a wake up call about it. Many time leaders trigger funding and a national response to what is sometimes perceived a local issue.

    A lot of money was triggered for addictions after Betty Ford had her issues, another Prez wife had breast cancer and a lot of money was triggered for that.. I am waiting for a major DC player's son or daughter to get aids, then wait until you see that response.. a cure for aids will be found in about 3 weeks.
     
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    That inspires the question: when is Clinton (Bill) ever going to release his medical records??? We never once got a complete report on his health status, before, during, or after his presidency. What is he hiding?? What don't they want us to know??



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    I know why and watch the sh!t I get for reporting it.

    Billy Blue Dress had a bad case of Mumps when he was 13 or 14 years old, now get this, it left him STERILE.

    Chelsea is not Billy Blue Dress' daughter, Webster Hubble is Chelsea's Real Father.

    Find a picture of Hubble and look at a picture of Chelsea.
    :bricks:
     
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    As if you ever need inspiration to inject President Clinton.
     
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    WHY, I'd rather you kick in your medical records,I think that would be more interseting.
     
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    No they wouldn't,they would be gross..
     
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    Harry, How do you know this?
    Are you putting us on again?
     
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    Ther have yet to report Bush's Lobotomy.
     
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