Biden fells a GE Exec with his boring speech, badly-timed humor and Hot Air

Not to be confused with the convenient, well-timed audience fainting episodes that tended to follow The Incandescent One during his repetitive Yes We Can gatherings, this one was the real thing.

Oh that Joe. Always tryin’ to knock em dead, never succeeding, literally or figuratively:

President and CEO of General Electric’s Appliance and Lighting Division, was rushed to a doctor after he collapsed just before 11:30 a.m. Monday as Vice President Joe Biden was speaking.

Campbell, who was seated on a stool at the end of the stage set up inside a warehouse at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville, fell from a stool and off the stage as Biden was nearing the end of his remarks.

Biden paused and called for a doctor.

“Do we have a doctor here?” Biden asked. “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a sad note to end this on. Do we have a doctor here?”

You haven’t learned anything from Barack, have you Joe? You were also supposed to offer the fainter your own bottle of water and say, “Give him air”. (Except with Teh One, it was always “Give her air”).

According to GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman, Campbell appears to be fine, but was taken to an on-site medical clinic to be seen by a physician.

Campbell is reported to be fine. It was said that his episode was “heat related”. Well, we all know that nobody generates more  stale hot air than Joe.

Worse yet, all those GE executives are feeling kind of faint these days now that their knuckle-cracking Cap and Trade profiteering plans might be scrapped.

As Campbell was taken away, Biden remarked: “So folks, as my grandfather used to say, ‘keep the faith.'” 

I’m rolling my eyes here.

I guess we should all be grateful he didn’t tell the guy to stand up  for applause like he did with the quadrapalegic in the wheelchair during another one of his ridiculous monologues.

Glad you’re okay, Mr. Campbell, and I am sure you are well taken care of,  considering your stellar health insurance coverage. I hope you are much improved today.  But with Joe, that’s another story. He’s never going to improve.

When you get back to your temperature controlled digs there in the rarified-air headquarters in Fairfield, you might want to reflect on all the workers in that warehouse in Appliance Park you were so proud of — You know, the ones who were left after you outsourced CFL production to China — and how they have to work  every day in the same heat that made you faint.  Just a suggestion.


64 Responses

  1. Heat related? Isn’t that what did in Byrd?

  2. Are they sure Al Gore wasn’t there sexually harrassing him??????

  3. WHAT?????

    RE: “As Campbell was taken away, Biden remarked: “So folks, as my grandfather used to say, ‘keep the faith.”


    This from a life-long, careerist pol whose AG son illegally arrests Larry Sinclair before his press conference in order to help Obama! (And who then probably used that and Sinclair’s claims to blackmail his way into the Vice-Presidency, in my honest opinion of that matter……

    Eye-rolls indeed!

    Tummy rolls too!

  4. Nah Buttered, the Poodle wasn’t there.

  5. Something weird happens everywhere Biden goes he’s got a cloud over him or something.

  6. Aye! A Buccaneer who knows what real booty is! PIE!!

  7. I think you are right imust…something always hangs around Biden.

  8. Totally OT- but got this in an e-mail from my sister- who knew? Anyway- this is for my snake hating friends out there in Uppity Land. (DE- the last paragraph is for you. lol)
    Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed..

    Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

    Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades.

    It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.

    Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life

    Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will! Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp.!!!!

  9. Did “Bite Me” also ask the audience to “stand up for Mr. Campbell” ?

    Hey, Mr. Campbell should be okay — it’s “Recovery Summer” doncha’ know. (snark)

  10. ot

    maybe a lawsuit will make the government finally do some useful actions in the gulf. If nothing else the testimony should shed some light on why they did not act.
    I know it is to save a species of turtle but who knows what will come from it. It is a first step.



  11. By poodle, do you mean Obama?

  12. GEEZ…Sen Kyl is an a$$! He keeps interrupting Kagan, and won’t let her finish an answer, even Leahy had to finally tell him to let her ANSWER the question. Misogyny alive and well in the Senate.


    This story has my blood pressure sky high. The oil spill is a national emergency and the GD dems are still playing games.
    Every dem in the house who is up for reelection has to go. I know the reps are no angels buy maybe scaring them enough by throwning the bums out will make them do the right thing when needed.

    How dare they make this awlful tragedy into a partisan food fight.




    There are no words for this other than Please let this be wrong.

    Lack of cleaning equipment may have spread different viruses to veterans treated in a VA hospital in Missouri.



  15. I want to thank Leslie and Delphyne – and someone from the other day who I don’t know who it is (sorry) for making a donation to my blog. I am trying mightily to figure out how to rob Peter AND Paul to get a new Photoshop.

    FreedomFairy is not FreedomFairy without it. We will get there. And Uppity is right – Adobe should be ashamed of what the charge for it.


  16. Helen – I left you a message at my place. thank you

  17. ff, doesn’t adobe give a teachers discount? My photoshop is really old, but I’m thinking of getting Aperture instead of a new photoshop, but I don’t do as much with graphics, I do make a lot of slideshows.

  18. I think they do annie – but I would have to get the new version, which would be fine if the discount was large enough. As it is, I am contract teacher. Not sure if that counts but I could find out. I need at least CS3 – they are on CS 5 now.

  19. Didn’t Biden do something stupid at an ice cream place the other day? Where did I see that? Maybe the Daily Show? He was visiting an ice cream place & they gave him an ice cream cone & he asked how much he owed them, and the owner said “no, no. Just lower taxes & we’ll call it even” And I think Biden said something like, “you don’t have to be a jackass about it”.

  20. I remember the night back in ’08, when Huffpo leaked that Biden was barkys pick. I was on nq, up all night & a few of us cracked Biden jokes all night long. It was hilarious. Remember JeremiahgoddamAmerikaWright from the old NQ days? He was so funny that night, making fun of Biden. At the top of his game. I wonder whatever happened to him.

  21. Yes Annie – he did – told the guy to not be a smartass and to say something nice.

  22. Hmm. It shouldn’t matter about being a contract teacher. I’m listed as a teacher in lakers private school for homeschoolers & they gave me an id card & I get the teachers discount everywhere, book stores, Apple store, art store. I’m not a state certified teacher or public school teacher, but I do teach some private classes.

  23. Also found CS3 online from a retailer that was relatively “afforable-ish”. I wrote them to ask some questions and that was eight hours ago. No answer yet. And I’ll be damned if I will send off a chunk of money to some company who will not answer sales inquiries.

  24. I’ll check their website Annie

  25. What about ebay? I’ve bought software from ebay and had no problems.

  26. What is wrong with the folks who plan these events? Don’t they know about air conditioning? Cross ventilation?? Fresh air???

    Geesh. Every time they hold an effin’ meeting, somebody faints.

  27. SYD said “Don’t they know about air conditioning? Cross ventilation?? Fresh air???”

    Uhm- that air conditioning is for the high muckety mucks- not for working stiffs- carbon foot print and all that you know.
    They need to start teaching the fine art of how to make a paper fan out of useless political flyers.

  28. k my cat is home and he’s trying of course to kill himself. I am locked in a room with him and the dog. he looks like a goof and he’s eyeing everything Up High. So I’m gonna have to watch him constantly. see you all later.

  29. Hug the kitty for us! 🙂

  30. He’s doing fine but for thinking he can jump on a wall unit. he’s getting better by the minute. Hardest part now is I can’t go make dinner and I’m starving but I hate to crate him. he hates it.

    Don’t tell foxi but I think Bill is gonna spam her for spite.

  31. SYD, they faint because they are putting on a show where the peons work and things are not like their opulent offices.. It’s rought rubbing elbows with the little people for a photo op.

  32. socal jeremiahgoddamnamerikawright was a blast. We had a lot of fun bouncing off one another.

  33. spousal unit making pizza. What a good boy.

  34. I’m on the way uppity. I’ll help out with the um, er, cat and stuff.

    btw – mmmmm what are the toppings?

  35. Hey guys! Check this out! Somebody with work ethic! (Unlike some politicians- this guy DESERVES to retire!)
    Oldest US postal worker retires in Calif. at 95
    “Despite being partially deaf and walking with a stoop, Reed has worked for more years than many of his co-workers have been alive and has accrued 3,856 hours — nearly two years — of sick leave for not missing a shift in 37 years. ”

    Went to work in the Post after working in the Air Force!

    “He retired from active service as a sergeant in 1972. He said he heard the post office was hiring, so he went in for an interview and was hired on the spot.”

    Chester! I salute you!

  36. Wow PMM! That’s an amazing story! Not even one sick day! Eating watermelons and an onion and mayo sandwich every day!! LOL!

  37. He looks pretty at home in that apron. Let him keep it and the job that goes along with it. It’ll be the only honest work that little weasel’s done in years.

  38. He’s standing in front of the Chia Pets – how appropriate.
    FF Photoshop contribution completed.

  39. Don’t ask me how I got to this story- I honestly don’t know- it’s what happens when you click on links I guess-

    Preventing Homosexuality (and Uppity Women) in the Womb?

    Read more:

    Oh- I got there from here- where I got from a clicked link at The Confluence

    Attention, perversely assertive women! You are abnormal!

    Prepare to be angry.

  40. Awesome HT!
    I didn’t even notice the Chia Pets! Good eye! ROFLMAO!

  41. imust- bet the onion sandwich every day kept the people with germs at bay!

  42. I was thinking the same thing PMM. And a watermelon a day keeps the doctor away too apparently.

  43. I wonder if they sell the Chia Obama there???

  44. can they smoke his chia hair in their hopium pipes?

  45. If they could that would indeed be an added benefit wouldn’t it PMM?!

  46. Mom – that crap about CAH and giving pregnant women drugs to control homosexuality and making girl fetuses more girly is absolute and complete crap! Whew, between that and that nimrod Kathleen Parker’s latest, you could fry an egg on my head. Jeebus Christopher – have some women gone totally Handmaid’s Tale?

  47. HT- They have gone mad I tell you- completely insane! Trying to medicate fetuses into some submissive vision of normal-batshit crazy!

  48. Which leads to the question of What is normal, who decides what normal is, and is the deciderer completely normal? Drugging fetuses with powerful steroids – wow that’s real normal /snark. Geez, what a day – is there a full moon cause that’s when all the crazies crawl out from under their rocks.

  49. Texas on alert as Hurricane Alex sweeps in
    Footage from Tampico in Mexico shows heavy surf and flooded streets in Matamoros
    US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Texas as Hurricane Alex bears down on the coast with 80mph (130km/h) winds.

    Did he ever declare a State of Emergency for the other states affected by the oil spill? Or is it just hurricanes that concern him?

  50. Oh they’d LOVE to give female fetuses the Barefoot, Pregnant and In The Kitchen hormone. Get these broads the hell out of the way, cut the competition and make em our servants besides. What’s next, cliterectomies being condoned by the pediatric doctors. Oh wait! They already did that!

  51. Oh man I did Chia Obama two years ago! They are just catching up?

  52. Gee- a state of emergency! WOW!
    DID he ever declare a State of emergency for the oil spill? You wouldn’t think so with the lack or a sense of urgency.

  53. “Oh they’d LOVE to give female fetuses the Barefoot, Pregnant and In The Kitchen hormone.”

    Amazing isn’t it? From what I read in one of the links- there is a condition – quite rare- that the steroids taken while the woman is pregnant can help. So they figure use it in another way to try and take us back to the middle ages.

  54. Gosh- I just read through the comments on your chia post-too funny! what ever happened to Pat Johnson anyway?

  55. Mom, I’m so pissed, it will be days before I can write about this. I am that pissed off.

    It’s a rare condition! So let’s not take the chance. Let’s treat ALL girls before they are born!

  56. Mom, Pat periodically turns up at Cinie’s and John Smarts, but those are the only places I’ve seen her lately.

    Uppity, Full moon syndrome – brings out the crazies.

  57. Hey, Imust, they do still sell the Obama Chia Pet Head!

  58. FYI

    Obama guilty of willful negligence…

    ” sybilll Says:

    June 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    Funniest thing….ever. Just wait til you get a load of this, Obama exploiting the Gulf.

    Obama might as well have said “what part of I’ll clean up the Gulf after you pass cap & trade don’t you get?”

    Hat Tip to Sybilll over at Hill Buzz .org.

    From that article: “Remember, the point of the meeting was supposed to be how to pass a spill-response bill, though the substance was revealed to be how to use the Gulf spill to pass a global-warming bill calling it a spill-response bill.”

    Now it is on the record.

    This will make great impeachment material.

    Willful negligence!!!!!!

  59. Haha! I remember the chi-bama pet. Uppity, hope kitteh gets over the anesthesia soon.

    Biden is such a dolt.

  60. socal, kitteh is his old self again. He’s fine and right here sleeping on my leg. Ate like a trucker too.

  61. Uppity glad your kitty is doing better.

    PMM wow, I’m flabbergasted. I can’t believe so called doctors even studied this let alone proposed giving pregnant women dexamethasone. I’m intimately familiar with dexamethasone little somebody had to take high doses of it for years. Nasty stuff and all those side effects listed, she got them all, plus an extremely rare one that made her literally psychotic for a little while. Honestly, I’m just speechless that a medical doctor would consider giving a pregnant woman this drug, OMG!

  62. I gotta stop over and see Anthony.

  63. Somewhat ott, but allegedly, another GE exec complained that his Hopium was wearing off:

    “People are in a really bad mood [in the US],” Mr Immelt said. “We [the US] are a pathetic exporter…we have to become an industrial powerhouse again but you don’t do this when government and entrepreneurs are not in synch.”

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