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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:07 PM

The President is Crazy. Al Franken

The president is crazy*. We see that every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically. So, we just have to live with it – having a president who is clinically insane*.

There is a diagnosis – narcissistic personality disorder*. It’s a real thing. And he has it. “I alone can fix it,” he told us at the Republican National Convention. Nothing he has said or done since would lead you to any other conclusion. He is a sociopath*, our president.

It was never okay. Having a nutcase* in the White House. But somehow he had survived three-plus years without facing a huge crisis – if you don’t count his impeachment as a huge crisis, which it sort of wasn’t. It didn’t really matter that he started his presidency by crazily insisting that his inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama’s. (What do suppose that was about?)

Not even one American would die because less than 24 hours into his presidency Americans were introduced to something called “alternative facts.” So, as constantly weird and offensive as it has been for Americans to have a bonkers* president, he skated through. Until Covid-19.

The president’s mental illness* allows him to be both intellectual sloth and supremely confident jerk, ever convinced that he (and he alone) can do everyone else’s job better than they. Generals, climate scientists, public health experts. And he’s always right. Because he’s a psychopath*. And this Donald Trump brand of psychopath* is never wrong. Even when being wrong will cause the additional deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Let’s start with his very first public assessment of the most-deadly worldwide pandemic in a century. Asked at Davos by a CNBC reporter, “Are there worries about a pandemic at this point?”

Full blog at:

https://alfranken.com/read/the-president-is-crazy?fbclid=IwAR2WpBiEp7lLmwn2529hwOXwVk-FUf5kGDL3RqmD5ym1WbT_zluiTtD_sHA

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Cattledog Mar 25 OP
CurtEastPoint Mar 25 #1
LAS14 Mar 25 #2
CurtEastPoint Mar 25 #4
Dream Girl Mar 25 #5
CurtEastPoint Mar 25 #8
Polybius Mar 25 #17
CurtEastPoint Mar 25 #25
Chemisse Mar 26 #39
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 26 #42
CurtEastPoint Mar 26 #43
Hekate Mar 25 #21
intheflow Mar 25 #33
yellowdogintexas Mar 25 #36
intheflow Mar 26 #41
lpbk2713 Mar 25 #3
CaptYossarian Mar 25 #6
flor-de-jasmim Mar 25 #7
MyOwnPeace Mar 25 #9
tblue37 Mar 25 #10
MyOwnPeace Mar 25 #13
Kitchari Mar 25 #30
superpatriotman Mar 25 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 25 #12
MyOwnPeace Mar 25 #14
mahina Mar 25 #15
marble falls Mar 25 #16
Mad Lib Mar 25 #18
dem in texas Mar 25 #19
NRaleighLiberal Mar 25 #20
klook Mar 25 #22
geardaddy Mar 25 #23
malaise Mar 25 #24
samnsara Mar 25 #26
Hearthrob Mar 25 #27
Mr.Bill Mar 25 #31
markpkessinger Mar 25 #32
bucolic_frolic Mar 25 #28
orleans Mar 26 #37
bucolic_frolic Mar 26 #40
J3AC4 Mar 25 #29
BootinUp Mar 25 #34
Joinfortmill Mar 25 #35
treestar Mar 26 #38

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:11 PM

2. What do the asterisks signify? nt

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:25 PM

5. Not clear please his a hint

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:30 PM

17. Jeez man, can't you just tell her?

We have to stick together at times like this.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:57 AM

39. I couldn't see it either. n/t

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:40 PM

42. Guess I can't see my nose either, cuz I don't see anything

That answers the poster’s question.

Take a break, man, you’ve already expended three times the energy it would have taken to just answer kindly.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:20 PM

21. *I am not a psychiatrist. Nor have I personally examined the President.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:38 PM

33. Are you asking what it signifies grammatically?

In essays, an asterisk signifies a footnote, additional information at the bottom of the page.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:08 PM

36. Charlie Pierce always uses president* to describe #45

Grammatically it tells you there is a foot note but in sports it is used as a qualifier, like when a winner in a race is disqualified or a team's entire season is disqualified despite the fact that they won March Madness.

President* sort of tells me that the * means "not really"

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:52 AM

41. Yeah, we used it during Dubya's term, too.

Because he was selected, not elected.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:13 PM

3. Contradiction to line one ...



HRC won the election.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:26 PM

6. He should call this "Franken Sense".

He's probably used that on something else though.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:31 PM

7. Good one!!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

9. LOVE that he's out there..........

we NEED him back in the senate!
Do you remember how he grilled Jeff Sessions during the hearings for Attorney General? GAWD, I wish he would have been there to "ask some things" to Billy Barr!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:38 PM

10. Franken deserves the credit for setting things up to enable the Mueller investigation,

which will eventually come out for real.

By grilling Sessions, he forced him into a corner where he had to recuse himself, which led to Rosenstein taking over, which led to Mueller.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:48 PM

13. EXCELLENT point!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:00 PM

30. True

Indispensable--Franken needs to come back

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:44 PM

11. Biden/Franken 2020!

kick

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:45 PM

12. a cleaned up link ...

All that facebook crap on the end is not needed:
https://alfranken.com/read/the-president-is-crazy

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:53 PM

14. Thank you, but.............

I did not have the "facebook crap" to go through, just the direct link that you had posted.
I'm NOT here with a problem about your posting, but rather, to encourage people to USE the link you've provided and read the whole thing........

AND THEN..........

sign up for his newsletter!

Just think - hearing from a brilliant person that cares about our country.

So nice to know that there are smart people out there that really care............

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:17 PM

15. And podcast the Al Franken Show

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:21 PM

16. We certainly lost a powerful voice in the Senate. Its time to draft him into a meaningful ...

role in government.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:33 PM

18. I miss Al

Such a voice in the wilderness.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:52 PM

19. Thank You Al Franken!

Yes, it is scary to see him speak because he is so obviously mentally ill. Why don't more people speak out about his mental condition. I liked to watch his rallies because it was interesting to see a 100% mental case in action. Since the virus is on the scene, it is scary to see him in action.

He is totally unable to admit he made a mistake or misspoke. He lies and fabricates at the drop of a hat. Nobody with an ounce of common sense believes anything he says.

Please, Please vote this nutcase out of office in November.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:56 PM

20. this.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:37 PM

22. Nicely done - no surprise there. (nt)

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:49 PM

23. That's my senator.

I wish he was still in the Senate.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:52 PM

24. I love Al Franken -THIS


The president’s mental illness* allows him to be both intellectual sloth and supremely confident jerk, ever convinced that he (and he alone) can do everyone else’s job better than they. Generals, climate scientists, public health experts. And he’s always right. Because he’s a psychopath*. And this Donald Trump brand of psychopath* is never wrong. Even when being wrong will cause the additional deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:12 PM

26. al would have made a GREAT president...

...even as a veep he would had made us laugh...would do horn fingers behind the prez during pressers..

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:21 PM

27. What was the evidence against him again?

Seems like he was usually accused when his picture with a woman was in a group-or an actual crowd.
Some reports from women at various events.

Maybe there is much more at issue than I am aware of.

My point is that I am pretty familiar with a groper, a grabber, a rub a dubber, suggestions etc. A long, long time ago.(complete exception for the sixties)

Woman know the difference between a real
goofball wannabe or actual danger ahead.

Trust me gentleman, when you are isolated from a crowd or actually alone with your target the odds of a touchdown are not worth the trouble.

The couple of pictures going around were quite public. Men don't pose when they are about to pounce.

Rapists are a death threat. Whole nother story.

I think Frankin was an uneducated goofball.

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Response to Hearthrob (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:00 PM

31. I agreed with everything you said

until the end where you said Franken was uneducated. He graduated cum laude from Harvard with a BA in political science. Unless you didn't mean uneducated in the conventional sense.

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Response to Hearthrob (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:09 PM

32. That "uneducated goofball" . . .

. . . graduated cum laude from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government with a B.A. in political science!

I heard a talk he gave at a Barnes & Noble in NYC, about a year before he ran for the Senate. He is an incredibly intelligent and sophisticated man.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:40 PM

28. Do you ever think that maybe

there is nothing wrong with Trump, that he is a front man for a massive mind control operation by corporate GOP? Because the whole thing is run like a corporate PR department - deny, deflect, ignore, invent facts as time goes along, always manipulating them to the GOP corporate advantage. They are good at this. The tip off in this view is how corporate PR departments behave in a crisis - exactly like Trump: deny, deflect, ignore, invest facts as needed. "There is no immediate danger to the general public." Key word - immediate in the deny, ignore, deflect strategy. Catch my drift?

In other words, the crazy act is deliberate, practiced, rehearsed. How come he can do a press conference but was jumpy and irrelevant 3 months ago? It never seems to get worse, it just seems to get more convenient.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:08 AM

37. no

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Response to orleans (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:43 AM

40. Well, it's a possibility that's not catching wind

Just thrown out there for .... what shall I call it? Testing.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:42 PM

29. Franken for Senate

I see no reason why Senator Franken can't run for Senate again.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:19 PM

34. Love you Al!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:12 PM

35. He's a phucking lunatic.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:46 AM

38. Love how the asterisk at the beginning is for

psychiatric terms, and then ends up on terms like "lunatic." Only Al could make this funny.

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