It has been a while since I posted and that is because it turns out they don’t just give doctoral degrees away.
I attended a seminar recently where the featured speaker shared this cowboy anecdote: There ain’t a horse that can’t be rode. There ain’t a cowboy that can’t be throwed. His talk title was: Life is a Chancy Thing and he commented that it is so, for both the horse and the cowboy.
Still not knowing if this horse called a doc program is going to be rode, or if I’m going to be throwed, I’d like to at least get back into the saddle with my blog.
In the meantime, my awesome hairdresser who has recently come out as a Democrat, enlightened me with the satirical writings of Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report: the news, reshuffled. In The New Yorker). Knowing this Borowitz cowboy rides horses way better than I do, nonetheless, I decided I wanted to try my hand at political satire with a mental health twist. So here it begins . . .
DONALD TRUMP AT NRA CONFERENCE, SAYS HE’S NOT CRAZY: MOTHER HAD HIM TESTED
Donald Trump was in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday as the headline speaker for the National Rifle Association’s annual conference. At the press conference following the conference, the presumptive Republican nominee was asked by Jamie Allen of the Louisville Courier-Journal about recent speculation by some that he might, in fact, be crazy. Trump replied by quoting Caltech senior theoretical physicist Shelton Cooper when he proffered, “I’m not crazy; my mother had me tested.”
This was in response to a string of allegations in the past few weeks from Democrats, mental health professionals, journalists, armed services four-star generals, people in his own party, Mexican gun runners, and regular folks who work for a living.
One of those folks: John Treadmore, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, was quoted as saying, “I’m not sure how crazy is defined by doctors and whatnot, but I’m pretty sure he’d meet the criteria.”
Psychologist Ted Winboot from the University of Kentucky, noted expert on personality disorders who attended the conference for research purposes, refused to respond directly to Allen’s question, saying it would be unprofessional for him to do so. He did, however, agree to reply in generalities, using the technical vernacular: Crazy is as crazy does. So you decide, he said.