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  • Michael Phelps sex scandal: Troubled Olympians girlfriend was born a man!

    11/20/2014 3:51:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 11/19/14
    Before he checked into rehab in September, Michael Phelps was having a steamy affair with much older blonde, Taylor Lianne Chandler. But the most shocking aspect of their relationship wasn’t the 12-year age difference. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that Chandler, 41, was actually born a man! Chandler, born David Roy Fitch, tells Radar in an exclusive interview that she was an intersex baby.
  • Even in time of war, it's all about the Barack Obama soap opera

    09/14/2014 1:47:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-14-2014 | John Hayward
    In response to Obama As ISIS Adviser?: If that quote from Obama is accurate, the man needs to be in a mental hospital somewhere, not the Oval Office. Granted this is all second-hand info from journalists interviewing each other about yet another off-the-record media meet-and-greet from the Most Transparent Administration In History, but if Obama really is holding bull sessions in which he pretends he's an ISIS adviser with a great plan to release the hostages with notes pinned to their chests... As is so often the case with this hollow shell of a media-supported presidency, just imagine George Bush...
  • Cynicism linked to dementia in new study

    05/30/2014 11:22:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | May 29, 2014
    Cynicism linked to dementia in new study Thursday 29 May 2014 - 12am PST Alzheimer's / Dementia Psychology / Psychiatry Seniors / Aging Featured ArticleAcademic Journal Cynical distrust is characterized by the belief that others are motivated by selfish interests. Though it may appear to be merely a "glass is half empty" point of view, researchers say having this viewpoint increases chances of developing dementia. The researchers, led by Anna-Malia Tolppanen, PhD, of the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, publish their findings in the journal Neurology. They say that cynicism has been previously linked with other health problems, including...
  • US judge rejects Vegas 'patient dumping' lawsuit

    02/14/2014 8:21:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    APNews.excite ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Ken Ritter
    US judge rejects Vegas 'patient dumping' lawsuit Feb 13, 8:57 PM (ET) By KEN RITTER LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada rejected a lawsuit Thursday that accuses Nevada officials and the state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas of violating a patient's civil rights by giving him a bus ticket and sending him to California. But an American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada lawyer representing patient James Flavey Coy Brown characterized the ruling as a setback, not a fatal blow to the case. It seeks class-action status for Brown and as many as 1,500 unnamed people his lawyers...
  • America Doesn’t Need Gun Control, It Needs Lunatic Control

    12/18/2012 5:52:29 AM PST · by expat1000 · 75 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Here are some excerpts from a compelling piece written just this year. Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder (hat tip I Own the World.) For those of us who came of age in the 1970s, one of the most shocking aspects of the last three decades was the rise of mass public shootings: people who went into public places and murdered complete strangers. Such crimes had taken place before, such as the Texas Tower murders by Charles Whitman in 1966,1 but their rarity meant that they were shocking. Something changed in the 1980s: these senseless mass murders started to happen with...
  • New ObamaCare Mental Health Regs Tied To Gun Control

    11/11/2013 1:21:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-11-13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though President Obama said he was “sorry” that more than 4.2 million Americans have had their health insurance policies cancelled due to his signature health law, that did not stop him from instituting additional regulations and mandates for services in ObamaCare, this time for mental health and substance abuse. On Friday, the Obama administration announced new rules that place mental health and substance abuse services on par with medical and surgical benefits. The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of health insurance, will likely have far-reaching consequences, states the New York Times, as they are critical to Obama’s...
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • Transgender Transition The new coming out that’s going mainstream

    09/12/2013 6:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Florida Weekly ^ | 8/28/13 | CATHY CHESTNUT
    IF YOU’RE A FAN OF THE LONG-RUNNING “Glee” or have been swept into the new “Orange istheNew Black” serieson Netflix,you arelikely becoming more intimate with the complex issues and emotions transgender people face.... Coming out Transgender,” penned by Kristin Beck, who transitioned from Chris Beck after earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star during a 20- year stint as a SEAL that included seven combat deployments... In Southwest Florida, many who are coming out are seeking Laura Streyffeler, PhD., a Fort Myers licensed mental health counselor and trauma and domestic and sexual violence expert. She has been practicing for 25...
  • Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in California (Greyhound therapy)

    08/21/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/20/13 | John Coté
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding that Nevada reimburse California cities and counties for treatment of about 500 indigent psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets to the Golden State in recent years. Those costs include about $500,000 that Herrera says San Francisco spent on medical care, housing and other aid for 20 people shipped here in a practice sometimes called Greyhound therapy.
  • YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding...and a Host of Other “Illnesses”

    05/23/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 98 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | 21 MAY 2013 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level. You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today,...
  • "Rot in hell":Daughter's outburst about mom who has resurfaced after missing for ELEVEN years

    05/03/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 121 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2 May 2013 | | David Mccormack
    Full title - "'You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done to me': Daughter's twitter outburst about mom who has resurfaced after being missing for ELEVEN years" The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with her. Morgan Heist said Thursday that she's still trying to sort out why Brenda Heist would have decided to abandon her and her brother in Pennsylvania in 2002 and hitchhike with strangers to Florida. Morgan Heist is now a 19-year-old freshman at a community college...
  • Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm

    03/15/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies
    http://books.google.com ^ | 2005 | by Rogers H. Wright, Nicholas A. Cummings
    Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm - Google Books
  • California Seizes Guns As Owners Lose Right To Keep Arms

    03/12/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 118 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | March 12, 2013 | none stated
    Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital. They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms. California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from...
  • Send emails opposing anti-gun New Mexico House Bill 77 WITH ONE MOUSE CLICK

    02/27/2013 9:48:01 AM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2013 | netWMD Editor in Chief
    Click this link to take you to a page which allows you to tell the entire membership of both the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee (16 senators) to oppose House Bill 77 with one mouse click.House Bill 77 has been revised since it was first introduced, and initially failed to move forward, but it has now passed in the New Mexico House and been referred to the Senate Public Affairs And Senate Judiciary Committees.According to the NRA, HB 77 "is the first step toward the criminalization of all private firearm transfers..." and "mandates that...
  • Mental health center offers free training to teachers (Is it the kids - or maybe someone else?)

    02/08/2013 6:46:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    12 News Now ^ | 2/02/13 | Adam Wright
    **SNIP** It's a two day course that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. "A lot of times what you think to do in a mental health circumstance is exactly the wrong thing to do, like telling a person who's feeling seriously depressed to 'snap out of it' or 'you have so much to live for'," said Spindeltop spokesperson Janna Fulbright. The class was offered free to educators. And Henry believes a better knowledge of mental disorders could help decrease violence in schools. "This actually gives you a little more...
  • What's the big deal about background checks?

    02/03/2013 9:43:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 51 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4-27-2009 | paul velone
    Among comments to my last piece, “Lautenberg gun show bill as bad as expected,” several were from well-meaning gun owners who honestly questioned why S. 843 – ostensibly submitted to close the “gun show loophole” – is really so bad. A typical and knowledgeable comment went like this: “I am a very pro-gun person. I own a couple of rifles and I will never support any [‘assault weapon’ ban]. I don't even support the ‘86 [McClure-Volkmer] automatic ban. But background checks should be required for any and every sale. If that means transferring it at the dealer, then fine. "But...
  • Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown

    02/03/2013 7:41:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2012, 7:04 p.m. ET | DAVID KOPEL
    Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown There were 18 random mass shootings in the 1980s, 54 in the 1990s, and 87 in the 2000s. By DAVID KOPEL Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s. Mass shootings, defined as four...
  • Gun Problem?

    01/27/2013 8:48:35 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
      NLM   -h/t Ed Z
  • Why “Mental Illness” is the Avenue to Gun Confiscation

    01/23/2013 5:24:14 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    political outcast ^ | 1-22-13 | Philip Hodges
    New York’s new gun law requires that mental health professionals report any person they consider “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.” If they don’t report this concern, and if something happens involving this person such as a shooting, the mental health professional could face charges for not reporting the person’s behavior to law enforcement. Obviously, this will lead to over-reporting, which is fine by state officials, because that means that’s more people they get to bar from ever owning a gun. The other effect however is that gun-owners will be refusing...
  • State funding to keep NC group homes open through January (mental patients to get the boot?)

    12/18/2012 4:44:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | 12/18/12
    State funding to keep NC group homes open through JanuaryPosted: 10:17 a.m. today Updated: 44 minutes ago Raleigh, N.C. — State officials said Tuesday that they have freed up $1 million to allow people with mental illness or developmental disabilities to stay in group homes across North Carolina through the end of January. A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing, feeding or other daily chores. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that...
  • Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”

    12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”. Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …
  • Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’

    12/13/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by Gil4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Emily Heil
    Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
  • Mental Hospital Voter Sign-Up Questioned (Disability Rights North Carolina)

    10/27/2012 10:22:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 10/26/12 | Don Carrington
    Mental Hospital Voter Sign-Up QuestionedPatients registered without local election officials' OK By Don Carrington Oct. 26th, 2012 RALEIGH — Cherry Hospital, a state-run adult inpatient psychiatric facility in Goldsboro, welcomed a federally funded nonprofit organization to conduct a voter registration drive of mental patients, likely a violation of state law. Moreover, a memo from a hospital administrator indicated the nonprofit, Disability Rights North Carolina, assisted patients in completing absentee ballots, which may have been illegal as well. **SNIP** North Carolina General Statute 163-226.3 makes it a Class I felony for anyone other than the legal guardian or close relative of...
  • Giuliani Wonders Whether Biden Has ‘Mental Capacity’ for Presidency

    08/14/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/12 | Robert Costa
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow tonight that Vice President Biden may be unfit for office. Here’s the transcript: KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? ‘Y’all going to be put back in chains’? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. What’s your take on that? GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe we’d get all excited about it. But the — I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president
  • Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)

    06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 33 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | June 5, 2012 at 10:06pm | Mytheos Holt
    PRESS (11:31:) … But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know. OGBURN: I mean I get that part. PRESS: Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the...
  • Percentage of Minn. teachers taking leave on rise

    06/04/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-3-12 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota teachers have been taking medical leaves more often in recent years, and while there could be many factors for the increase, some teachers say they are using the leaves to get a break from mounting pressures and high expectations being placed on them. A Minnesota School Boards Association survey of 85 school districts found a 27 percent increase in days that educators spent on various types of leave in 2008 compared with two years earlier. The association also said it has been receiving more questions about medical leaves, while districts have seen a spike in mental-health-related leave...
  • Update: More details about handgun incident at Staples come out in court

    03/20/2012 5:29:44 AM PDT · by Netalia · 28 replies
    KTVB ^ | 10-19-12 | Kim Fields
    BOISE -- The candidate for Congress accused of threatening Boise store employees with a handgun was arraigned Monday in Ada County court. And much more information was revealed as to what exactly Cynthia Clinkingbeard is accused of doing. Clinkingbeard had filed to run against Rep. Raul Labrador in Idaho's 1st congressional district. In court Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Robert Bleazard said Clinkingbeard had gone to the Staples on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard Friday night to see about getting some posters for her campaign. Bleazard says Clinkingbeard was escorted to the copy center at the back of the store and began...
  • Liberal Psychosis

    03/17/2012 4:39:33 PM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 5 replies
    self | March 17, 2012 | paratrooper
    Liberalism is a mental psychosis where the inflicted cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality. This is evidenced by the Obama supporter in Arizona who threatened to kill Sheriff Arpiao and his family because the Arizona Sheriff's "cold case" team discovered fraud associated with Obama's birth certificate. Further evidence of this liberal psychosis is Bill Mauer calling Mrs. Palin a "-unt" and the liberal left celebrated this name calling.
  • New Jersey’s Nappen Firm Wins Two Firearm Appeals

    02/10/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Evan Nappen
    Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- The New Jersey Appellate Division decided two cases this week in support of fair treatment for those who received mental health care, but who no longer suffer from such disabilities in such a manner that would handicap them in the safe handling of firearms. The law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC of Eatontown, New Jersey, (www.evannappen.com) represented both of these appellants. Both cases were partially funded by the NRA’s Civil Rights Defense Fund. IN RE M.L., PETITIONER FOR EXPUNGEMENT Two years ago, M.L., a retired law enforcement officer with over 25 years of...
  • State Department of Health defends seeking forced abortion for mentally ill woman

    BOSTON, January 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After news broke this week that the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) was seeking to force a mentally ill woman to abort her child, the state agency has dug in its heels in the face of widespread outrage, defending its decision in a statement to the Boston Herald this week. The DMH had filed a petition to have the parents of a 32-year-old mentally ill woman appointed as the woman’s temporary guardians for the purpose of forcing her to have an abortion. The woman, who is identified in court documents under the pseudonym...
  • Gun Victory for People Who Spent Time in Mental Institutions

    01/16/2012 6:35:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    opposingviews.com ^ | 13 January, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    In today’s United States v. Rehlander (1st Cir. Jan. 13, 2012), the First Circuit revisited and narrowed its precedents related to 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) — the statute that bars gun possession by people who had at some point been “committed to a mental institution” — in light of the Second Amendment: Benjamin Small and Nathan Rehlander were each involuntarily admitted to psychiatric hospitals under Maine’s “emergency procedure,” Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 34-B, § 3863 (2011), and each was later convicted for possessing firearms after having been “committed to a mental institution.” 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) (2006). This court has...
  • Ron Paul Reportedly Goes Off On Reporter For Interrupting His Breakfast

    12/29/2011 12:10:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 29, 2011 | James Krugnale
    National Journal reporter Beth Reinhard got a chilly reception from Republican frontrunner Ron Paul when she ran into him eating his breakfast all alone at the Des Moines Embassy Suites. Reinhard asked the unaccompanied candidate whether his supporters would support the eventual nominee if it wasn’t him, which drew a sharp retort. “Right now, the only thing that bothers me is people who don’t respect my privacy enough to leave me alone for five minutes when I’m eating breakfast,” Paul allegedly responded. Reinhard reports the Republican hopeful coldly went back to reading his USA Today.RELATED: Dick Morris Calls Ron Paul...
  • Too Much Eggnog? Rep. Jim McDermott (D) Pulls Wacky Santa Stunt (VIDEO)

    12/20/2011 9:46:45 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 15 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Dec 20 | Staff
    REP. JIM MCDERMOTT SHOVING COAL IN STOCKING: ...Here's your Christmas gift, right? We're going to say to 2.5 million unemployed people, no unemployment benefits because its only for 2 months and we can't... There's every excuse in the book you can give, but when they get up on Christmas there's going to be coal in their sock! The working poor of this country are counting on that tax break. They've gone out and bought gifts for their kids! And they think they are going to pay for them because they have this tax reduction and you are taking it away...
  • McCain, Kyl chime in on botched sex-crimes cases(Going After Sheriff Arpaio)

    12/14/2011 3:03:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX—Arizona's two U.S. senators said Thursday they are concerned about reports of a large number of sex-crime investigations being botched by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three-year period ending in 2007. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl issued a written statement involving the reopening of 432 sex-crime cases -- including dozens of alleged child molestations -- after the sheriff's office learned the cases hadn't been investigated adequately or weren't examined at all. "Victims of abuse not only deserve the respect of law enforcement, but their rights must also be protected throughout the criminal justice process," the statement...
  • Major study on abortion/mental health risk under attack, but criticisms baseless

    12/12/2011 6:28:30 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 Dec 2011 | Lucia Muchova
    It did not take long for a new study finding a link between abortion and mental health to spark unfounded criticism of the paper and attacks against the author. The prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry (BJP) recently published “Abortion and Mental Health: Quantitative Synthesis and Analysis of Research Published 1995-2009.” The paper, a culmination of Dr. Priscilla Coleman’s extensive experience in the field of abortion and mental health, finds that women who have undergone abortion have an 81% increase in the risk of mental health problems, and an even greater risk for substance misuse and suicidal behaviour (230% and 155%...
  • Liberals are mental do to climate change.

    08/30/2011 2:07:57 PM PDT · by weldAllday · 14 replies
    smh ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | weldallday
    I did a quick search on free republic and didn`t see anything about this 2 day old story. Apparently a study was done for the Climate Institute and they have found a link between mental illness and climate change. At first I thought OMG what a crock . But then I thought of ALGORE. Bingo. It`s true. ALGORE is the living walking talking proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Dr. Savage is right on again.
  • Seattle Liberals Renaming Easter Eggs: Spring Spheres

    04/08/2011 8:21:06 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 42 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 04/08/2011 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained; "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.....
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: My Family & Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE'

    04/01/2011 11:17:43 AM PDT · by onyx · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2011 | Meghan McCain
    MEGHAN MCCAIN: I Expect My Family And Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE' HBO is adapting a miniseries based on Game Change, the book about the 2008 election. But as Hollywood casts liberal actors to play all the parts, Meghan McCain doubts that it will be an accurate portrayal of what actually happened. Game Change, the infamous bestseller written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, has plagued anyone directly associated with the 2008 election cycle. The first time I heard about the book was within weeks after Obama was elected—my former press person...
  • Liberal Mind _ Genetic or Learned

    02/28/2011 5:16:49 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 27 replies
    My firtle mind | 2/28/2011 | Bill Ingram - AKA "JonGaltSr"
    What makes the liberal mind? It has bothered me for many years that there are some people which we refer to as Liberals, Leftist, and Communist, that don’t behave as individuals but can only exist as a group. The obvious fact that brings this to a place of importance is that this group just can not tolerate my way of life and that of most of society. I just can’t perceive why they think like they do? It just isn’t normal. Why is their worldview so contrary to everything most of us have learne? What is different in their views...
  • Coburn supports 'revisiting' gun control, but stresses prohibitions need 'cause'

    01/21/2011 4:18:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 20 January, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the fiercest Second Amendment defenders on Capitol Hill, supports another look at gun laws designed to block firearm sales to the mentally ill, his office said Thursday. Congress passed such a law in 2007, following the shooting deaths of 32 students and teachers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Yet the suspect in this month's Arizona shooting reportedly had little trouble buying a handgun in November, even despite earlier concerns about disturbing behavior and habitual drug use. The tragic episode — in which a federal judge was killed and a congresswoman critically injured — has...
  • Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated? (no one filed 'involuntary psychiatric evaluation')

    01/12/2011 12:06:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated?Despite many red flags, he was never evaluated Updated: Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011, 6:50 PM MST TUCSON - As the legal case against Jared Loughner makes its way through the court system, the question is: could anything have been done to prevent the attack? Does anyone bear responsibility for failing to stop him? Pima Community College asked Jared Loughner to leave and not come back until his parents could show he was getting help with his mental health needs. That did not happen. An expert on mental health law in Arizona wishes the school had...
  • Judge delays mental evaluation for mom accused of killing girl, 4

    11/16/2010 1:31:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 15, 2010 | Art Barnum
    A mental health exam for Marci Webber, accused of slashing her 4-year-old daughter to death earlier this month in Bloomingdale, has been delayed at least a week due to concerns by her attorneys. DuPage County prosecutors got permission last week from Judge George Bakalis to conduct a psychiatric evaluation on Webber, 43, to determine if she was mentally competent when she allegedly killed Magdalene "Maggie" Webber in Webber's mother's town house.
  • Chinese turning to mental wards to break activists

    11/12/2010 6:59:45 AM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    MSNBC (from NY Times) ^ | 11/12/10 | SHARON LaFRANIERE and DAN LEVIN
    Xu Lindong, a poor village farmer with close-cropped hair and a fourth-grade education, knew nothing but decades of backbreaking labor. Even at age 50, the rope of muscles on his arms bespoke a lifetime of hard plowing and harvesting in the fields of his native Henan Province. But after four years locked up in Zhumadian Psychiatric Hospital, he was barely recognizable to his siblings. Emaciated, barefoot, clad in tattered striped pajamas, Mr. Xu spoke haltingly. His face was etched with exhaustion.
  • Rush Limbaugh Hinting Obama is INSANE!

    11/08/2010 9:38:45 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 157 replies · 2+ views
    PERSONAL | November 8, 2010 | Ronbo1948
    Turn on Rush Limbaugh's radio program IMMEDIATELY! He's hinting Obama is INSANE!
  • Criminal proceedings against kidnapper of schoolgirl Jaycee Lee Dugard halted

    09/25/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Criminal proceedings against the man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard have been sensationally halted because of concerns about his mental state. Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister made the decision yesterday after a short pre-trial hearing for Phillip Garrido. Phimister said he had concerns about Garrido's mental competency to participate in his defence. He is facing 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the 1991 disappearance of Dugard
  • Chris Matthews: Dem Richard Blumenthal is Either a "Liar" or "He's Got a Mental Problem" - Video

    05/19/2010 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 699+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 19, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Rob Simmons, GOP Candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut, on "Hardball" where he told Chris Matthews that Richard Blumenthal "should apologize" for misrepresenting his military service by saying he served "in Vietnam" when he did not. Chris Matthews then said there are "two possibilities" as to why Blumenthal would say he was in Vietnam when he never was: Either he is a "liar," or "he's got a mental problem of some different kind, or psychological disorder we're not familiar with." Rob Simmons said "I think he didn't misspeak - he misled. He didn't misspeak, he...
  • Guns and Mental Illness

    05/13/2010 5:11:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 318+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 12 May, 2010 | Eugene Volokh
    Title 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) criminalizes gun possession by (among others) anyone “who has been committed to a mental institution.” This includes relatively brief commitments, and from 1992 until 2007 this covered anyone who had ever been so committed, with no opportunity for relief. Title 18 U.S.C. § 925(c) did authorize the Secretary of Treasury to provide discretionary relief from this prohibition, but since 1992 an appropriations bar enacted by Congress prohibited the government from using funds to decide § 925(c) petitions (which would chiefly involve attempts to get relief from the ban on gun possession by felons, but would...
  • Obama Going Off the Deep End

    04/10/2010 10:44:29 PM PDT · by TCH · 69 replies · 3,090+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | April 10, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality. A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, "I don't know why you are so surprised....
  • Obama leaves WH without press, breaking protocol

    04/10/2010 6:17:45 PM PDT · by mort56 · 245 replies · 13,034+ views
    Google News ^ | 4/10/10 | AP
    President Barack Obama quietly breached years of protocol on Saturday morning by leaving the White House without the press with him. About two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to leave with the president, Obama left the grounds of the White House. Members of the press were told he was attending one of his daughter's soccer games in northwest Washington, D.C. The White House press corps traditionally travels with the president anywhere he goes, inside and outside the country, to report on the president's activities for the benefit of informing the public and for historical record.
  • Madam Caligula (Pelosi) is Absolutely NUTS-Straight Jacket Time

    03/21/2010 7:23:50 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 59 replies · 1,658+ views
    March 21, 2010 | Stayfree
    This woman should be put in a mental institution...she is nuts, deranged, bonkers, mentally deranged....