"As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession."
The FDA warns: never eat raw cookie dough. But this particular warning isn't about eggs and salmonella. It's about E coli tainted flour.
That time there was a Nazi youth camp on Long Island.
The State of New Jersey student loan program has troubling similarities with mob loan-sharkng. Well, after all, it is New Jersey.
This is one of several dumb articles on polls I've come across this week. Hillary has lost her double-digit lead over Trump, according to Newsweek. Never mind the poll in question has been a high-end outlier among polls that have mostly shown Hillary with a substantial, but far more modest lead over Trump. Never mind the reported dip into single digits gives her a 9.4% lead over Trump. Never mind sampling error from poll to poll. Never mind the dip in the lead was 1.8% in the last week, well within the margin of error. Can Newsweek not afford to hire one competent social scientist or statistician to vet these articles before publication?
According to this article, trust in government and in public institutions is collapsing around the world, but I must add that I was studying this trend as an RA for this psychologist over thirty years ago.
Now for my ongoing Trump rant:
CNN commentator and former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, says Trump's Star of David on a pile of money is a "simple star," and people can "read into" it whatever they want to see. He dismisses criticisms from across the political spectrum as political correctness. Lewandowski perfectly encapsulates the dishonesty of Trump's campaign and of racists generally. Yes, we can be dogmatically "correct" and read anything into anything, but that observation can be an excuse to deny the bad intent of anything and everything. In the meantime, Trump's tweet has been traced to a white supremacist website. Trump can deny that he was aware of the source and the meaning of the image at the time of his tweet, but why is it that Trump is the only candidate who keeps accidentally tweeting things found on white supremacist websites and twitter accounts? Bonus: at 40 seconds into the Lewandowski interview, you'll see an example of what appears to be duper's delight, betraying Lewandowski's pleasure in lying. Well that's what I think it is, having observed Lewandowski over a period of time. If it quacks, swims and waddles like a duck every time you encounter it, it's probably a duck.
And Lewandowski isn't the only CNN commentator going with ridiculous denial. Remember, we know the image came from a white supremacist site, but CNN's Jeffrey Lord is calling those who correctly identify it as a Star of David "ignorant trolls."
Attention ignorant trolls: the six pointed star has been a symbol of law enforcement in America....are you really unaware?— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) July 3, 2016
A six-pointed star on a pile of money is the symbol of law enforcement? I guess CNN now stands for Cable Nazi Network.
It isn't one ugly meme or one bigoted comment that concerns me this election. Coinciding with the previously noted collapse of trust in public institutions, is the mainstreaming of extremist hate. Now we have paid employees of CNN denying the white supremacist meaning of a white supremacist image.
And, oh yeah, there is an unpleasantly high level of intersection between white supremacist twitter accounts and the Trump campaign, in stark contrast to the accounts of other candidates.
I don't share the optimism of those who believe that the good will always out in the open exchange of ideas. I know human beings too well to ever discount the power and madness of the dark side.
Despite the fact that Trump's tweet came from a white supremacist site, Trump is following lead of Cory Lewandowski and Jeffrey Lord, blaming others for misconstruing his sheriff's badge on a pile of money as a Star of David.
Dishonest media is trying their absolute best to depict a star in a tweet as the Star of David rather than a Sheriff's Star, or plain star!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2016