After COVID-19, nearly 1 in 5 has mental disorder
We’re covered. If the coup attempt fails, I plead insanity!
New research has found that nearly 1 person in 5 diagnosed with COVID-19 is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder like anxiety, depression or insomnia within three months.
The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, using electronic health records for 69.8 million patients in the U.S. — including more than 62,000 diagnosed with COVID-19.
Compared with patients who’d experienced certain other health events this year — including influenza, kidney stones, or a major bone fracture – those diagnosed with COVID-19 were more likely to have a subsequent psychiatric diagnosis in the following 14 to 90 days.
Co-consprators in the Republican Party are left on their own to come up with an excuse.
Republican AG’s who served with honor – disavow Trump
Twenty former U.S. attorneys — all of them Republicans — on Tuesday publicly called President Trump “a threat to the rule of law in our country,” and urged that he be replaced in November with his Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden.
“The President has clearly conveyed that he expects his Justice Department appointees and prosecutors to serve his personal and political interests,” said the former prosecutors in an open letter. They accused Trump of taking “action against those who have stood up for the interests of justice.”
Overdue. But, timely. Reasonable folk – who may have voted for our modern day-Mussolini – now have an opportunity to make amends to their fellow Americans.
The difference between a frog and a toad(y)
“Our Father” knows best
[William] Barr’s path into the apparatus of the state is one on which he followed his father’s footsteps. Donald had worked at the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency. While William was still a student at Columbia, where his father had also enjoyed a distinguished career as a teacher and administrator, he worked as a summer intern at the CIA and in 1973, took up his first full-time job there as an analyst.
That same year Donald Barr published an atrocious science fiction novel called Space Relations and dedicated it to his wife as a token of “thirty years’ love.” It is a probe launched from conservative, white, male America into the strange inner worlds of its own psyche in the Nixon years. As literature, it is excruciating. But it deals in a usefully unguarded way with themes that bear heavily on William Barr’s present position as Trump’s most formidable enabler: the legacy of slavery, Catholic sexual dogma, the proper response to revolt from below…
…Space Relations is really a thinly disguised plantation novel in which (Planet} Kossar serves as the Old South. Readers are being pointed in the direction of some allegory of American history…”
“The literary sins of the father—especially ones as grave as Space Relations—should not be visited on the son. There is, however, a very strong connection between Donald Barr’s hard-line Catholicism and William Barr’s present position as the main (perhaps the sole) intellectual buttress of Trump’s presidency. That connection lies in the idea of authority.”
And so it goes…
Birds of a feather – aren’t qualified to rule this land
The kind of birdbrains you chortle about studying that portion of regressive, reactionary history covering theocracy.
Who is the hypocrite here?
These voices tell me I am Christ!
After years of soul-searching, the Catholic Church adopted the position that the death penalty must be shunned in all cases. The reasoning is not as complex as some would make it. It was arrived at after years of more gradual change…allocating exemptions, dispensation, small steps towards the position now held since 2018.
I bring it up as the abiding doctrine that should rule over – and against – the decision made by a right-wing Catholic organization to identify the US Attorney General as a “Christlike figure” – issuing this plaudit in between his oversight of two federal executions.
How to call ’em, Bill!
Barr plays the role he was hired for
Army National Guard commander Adam DeMarco will testify on Tuesday that Park Police’s use of force in the clearing of Lafayette Square last month was an “unnecessary” and “unprovoked” escalation that he and his fellow National Guardsmen viewed as “deeply disturbing.”…
DeMarco’s testimony, previewed in a written statement released by the House Natural Resources Committee on Monday, contradicts statements made by Attorney General Bill Barr and the Trump administration about the controversial clearing of protesters, which preceded President Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church for a photo op…
“The events I witnessed at Lafayette Square on the evening of June 1 were deeply disturbing to me, and to fellow National Guardsmen. Having served in a combat zone, and understanding how to assess threat environments, at no time did I feel threatened by the protestors or assess them to be violent.”
“It was my observation that the use of force against demonstrators in the clearing operation was an unnecessary escalation of the use of force. From my observation, those demonstrators – our fellow American citizens — were engaged in the peaceful expression of their First Amendment rights. Yet they were subjected to an unprovoked escalation and excessive use of force.”
Trump and his pimps – like Barr – follow the usual corrupt playbook of rewriting history to try to cover their butts. They add the special flair which has become a style point for today’s Republican Party. They’ll insert denial, lies, even while the criminal act is in progress.
I know their followers are dimbulbs who will accept any crap lies from these clowns…and I guess they can be counted on to deny video and testimony from the officer-in-charge, as well. A special kind of roadblocked brain.
Free as a bird!