Published on Feb 12, 2017(6 days ago)
Andrew Sullivan Questions Trump’s Mental Stability: He Refuses to ‘Recognize Reality’
Andrew Sullivan appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning to discuss his recent piece on President Trump‘s lies and mental stability. Here’s part of what he had to say:
Then there is the obvious question of the president’s mental and psychological health. I know we’re not supposed to bring this up — but it is staring us brutally in the face. I keep asking myself this simple question: If you came across someone in your everyday life who repeatedly said fantastically and demonstrably untrue things, what would you think of him? If you showed up at a neighbor’s, say, and your host showed you his newly painted living room, which was a deep blue, and then insisted repeatedly — manically — that it was a lovely shade of scarlet, what would your reaction be? If he then dragged out a member of his family and insisted she repeat this obvious untruth in front of you, how would you respond? If the next time you dropped by, he was still raving about his gorgeous new red walls, what would you think? Here’s what I’d think: This man is off his rocker. He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe; he’s delusional. If he kept this up, at some point you’d excuse yourself and edge slowly out of the room and the house and never return. You’d warn your other neighbors. You’d keep your distance. If you saw him, you’d be polite but keep your distance.
Sullivan told Brian Stelter today that whereas most politicians who tell falsehoods may have a general “deference to reality,” Trump “simplly insists that black is white.”
And on the question of mental stability, Sullivan thinks that while this may be a taboo subject, it’s important to start talking about how the president keeps making “bonkers” statements.
He said he doesn’t “want to believe the President of the United States is just delusional or can’t accept reality,” but it’s harder for him to ignore.
Stelter brought up the criticism from the conservative media that there’s anti-Trump “hysteria” going around, leading to claims such as these. Sullivan responded by saying the real hysteria isn’t coming from him, but from the Oval Office.
I do not want to think about how many USB webcams that I have paid for over the years. I have paid for a lot of them. I did win a webcam in a contest on Flag Day one year. Many of the webcams have been Logitech webcams. They make the best USB webcams.
I have three Logitech webcams here now. I have given many away.
Well, Logitech has a new webcam. Some YouTube people got one to review. There new Logitech Brio is a 4K HD webcam and will be on sale soon. The price is going to be $199.99 and I will want one. That is a lot of money for a USB webcam.
There are some reviews on YouTube. Just do a search for “Logitech Brio 4K Webcam.”
I read often BetaNews and find a lot of good information. They have an interesting report “Google exceeds 1 billion captioned videos on YouTube.”
“Around the world, there are many people with hearing impairments. This doesn’t mean that they are necessarily deaf — they may instead have severe hearing loss. Someone in my family, for instance, has to wear hearing aids. For these people, captioning on videos (text displayed on screen) can be a necessity, making it possible to enjoy a TV show or movie. Heck, it can be used by people without hearing issues too; they may need to mute their TV as to not wake family members.
Nowadays, captioning extends to internet videos too, including the very popular YouTube. In fact, today, Google announces that it has exceeded 1 billion captioned videos! While this is certainly an amazing accomplishment, the service’s automatic speech recognition can sometimes be very wrong — even comically so.””
I have 713 videos on YouTube. I do not pay for captioning. YouTube just gives that to videos.
I just checked my recent video: President Trump’s lies and a discussion about Truth and Lies and the captioning I think on that video is excellent.
Here is that video below.
Many “experts” say that the first blog was written in 1995. Sorry they are wrong. I have been blogging since June of 1982. Each day I posted to Howard’s Notebook. People checked in and read the blog via the phone line using a 300 baud modem.
“Link-Up” magazine in 1984 wrote about me and Howard’s Notebook. The author picked Howard’s Notebook as one of the ten best bulletin board systems in the world! The word “blogging” had not been invented yet. But I was blogging and am still blogging today.
John Oliver is back, and he’s launched his most challenging investigation yet.
So what can you do when the president himself doesn’t seem to care what the facts are?
Try to teach him anyway… secretly.
Oliver is going to start running ads on some of Trump’s favorite TV shows that look a lot like some of the commercials already airing ― but with a slight difference.
Check it out above.
President Trump has been attacking Arnold Schwarzenegger. There was no reason for President Trump to attack and try and make fun of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger was Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. But President Trumps attacks on Schwarzenegger have been about him being on “The Celebrity Apprentice” TV show.
You got to wonder why would President Donald Trump care about Arnold Schwarzenegger or the TV show.
First you think that maybe President Trump fears Schwarzenegger running for President of the United States. But Schwarzenegger was not born in the United States and so can not be President.