Slide onto TKC's couch and let's talk a bit . . . Among the many city college
video game sessions adventures of TKC, our pre-med third choice university life included a bit study into the mysteries of the human mind . . . Also, a talented academic like TKC understood that sometimes psych classes count as a science credit and they were far more fun.
Accordingly and for a final #TBT post, we sent a note to an old school professor and he graciously offered this hot take in order to start our discussion.
"Glad to see that you still remember the 'Goldwater Rule' . . . All of these amateurs attempting a diagnose people they've never seen are behaving unethically. I may not agree with President Trump but it's not the place of the media or anyone but a licenced professional to speculate on the clinical details of his mental state."
For the uninitiated, here's why everybody playing psychiatrist or doctor on TV is mostly out of line:
"The guideline adopted by the APA after a 1964 survey of psychiatrists found that nearly half of those polled felt that GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was psychologically unfit to be president.
"The rule states — A professional code holds that if they haven't performed an in-person evaluation, psychiatrists should keep quiet on the mental character of public figures."
And so, tonight we share these news items as the nation conducts a mostly unethical head check whilst the American politics literally goes crazy . . . Checkit:
PREZ TRUMP HEAD CHECK!!!
Democrats in the US Congress have announced a plan to create a commission to review whether Donald Trump is capable of carrying out his presidential duties or should face removal from office.
Out Of Left Field
Republicans were baffled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Thursday suggestion that she might introduce a bill allowing a body appointed by Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office as he recovers from the novel coronavirus.
News Plays Doctor
When the president's COVID-19 diagnosis was acknowledged, there was naturally a lot of interest in what would happen if he were to become so ill that he was incapacitated to do his job, even temporarily. At the time I wrote about the three incidents in which two presidents (Ronald Reagan and George W.
Prez Trump Still Smart Enough To Send EPIC Comeback
Trump responds to Pelosi bringing up 25th Amendment: 'Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation'
President Trump Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi Fly lands on Pence's head during VP debate On The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain Overnight Health Care: Trump works from Oval Office after COVID-19 diagnosis | GOP frustrated by Trump's messages on aid | Eli Lilly asks for emergency authorization of antibody treatment MORE (D-Calif.)
Democracy End Game
As word of President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis first spread on Thursday night, an amateur plane spotter in Hawaii noticed online what he thought were two suspicious flights: Navy planes, known as E-6B Mercurys, aloft on both the East coast and the West coast. The E-6Bs are unique in the U.S.
As always, we remind our blog community to enjoy the show and don’t take any of this stuff too seriously given that our po’dunk cowtown can’t really change any of it.
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