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[–]Afireonthesnow 60 points61 points62 points  (3 children)

Honestly as much as I love to imaging horrible conspiracies, intestinal trouble is a real bitch for a lot of people. Stress alone is enough to cause a lot of people miserable symptoms and constipation can get really bad, let alone trauma from a stab wound.

All that said, I have very little sympathy for him. Fix the Amazon asshole maybe you'll find a diet there that doesn't leave you a bloated shit sack.

Edit: forgot to finish my thought about stress being bad enough, let alone a stab wound

[–]Excelius 8 points9 points10 points  (1 child)

If his intestines were perforated in the knife attack, there's a good chance that scar tissue built up to form an obstruction.

I have an inflammatory bowel disorder and had to have a section of my intestines surgically removed, because the buildup of scar tissues was causing narrowing and obstructions. By the time the condition was under control via medication it no longer mattered, because the damage was already done.

When I get periodic followup colonoscopies any scar tissue at the resection site is something in particular they watch out for.

[–]dontcallmeatallpls 57 points58 points59 points  (31 children)

I'm a sane person in the US and I knew Clinton was doomed from the start. Nobody liked her. She ran a garbage campaign. She alienated millions of voters. She had no real message.

On the flip side, you had a crazy populist turning out "yuge" crowds and energizing an extremely rabid voting base. Granted, with an absolutely deplorable agenda. It's not like these folks disappeared after the Bush administration. I'd say anyone surprised by the outcome of 2016 was simply not paying attention from 1998 onward. Had McCain adopted Trump's rhetoric instead of trying to distance himself from the increasingly radicalized alt-right crazies, he'd have probably won 2008 too.

The DNC severely underestimated how many people on the right and left hated Clinton. Had they run anyone else without the extreme level of political baggage she carried, it would have likely been an easy win. But no, they were so fixated on Clinton's destiny to be President that they threw away the SC.