Sunday, November 1, 2020

Joe Biden: Gaffes, Lifelong Stutter, Or Cognitive Decline?

Joe Biden’s on-air jumbled utterances and odd behavior were first termed “gaffes,” now they are a lifelong struggle with a “stutter.” It appears, however, to be just another gambit to get the Democratic nominee elected. How do we know? 

A google search for “Joe Biden stutter” brings up lots of hits, for instance here and here, but none of these articles mention Biden’s aneurysms and how they are likely to have affected his speech. The word “aneurysm” does not appear, for instance, in the Atlantic article or in the New York Times article on Joe’s “stutter.” And when Lara Trump dared to mention Biden’s “cognitive decline” on the air, Jake Tapper ended the interview

Joe Biden’s mental deficits, it seems, must be hidden from view. Especially this close to the election. He’s almost there, that much-desired event, a Democrat in the White House. Let’s keep Hunter Biden’s laptop out of this. And any damage to Joe’s Broca area, of course.

The suggestion that Joe Biden may have brain damage is not new. Nor was it cooked up by desperate Republicans anxious to win the election. Jill Biden, in fact, makes reference in her autobiography to that scary time after Joe’s second berry aneurysm:

"Our doctor told us there was a 50-50 chance Joe wouldn't survive surgery," she wrote. "He also said that it was even more likely that Joe would have permanent brain damage if he survived. And if any part of his brain would be adversely affected, it would be the area that governed speech."

It is certainly plausible that Joe Biden battled a stutter from childhood. But it is a fact that Biden suffered two berry aneurysms in adulthood for which he underwent two separate brain surgeries that may well have affected his speech. So why not mention that fact in articles covering Joe’s speech issues during this presidential campaign?

It may be because Joe’s word hiccups aren’t the sort of hiccups that bear any obvious connection to a stutter. Not remembering Obama’s name, or the year he, Biden, served as vice president, would not appear to have any connection to a stutter. 

Nor would a stutter appear to be responsible for Joe Biden falling asleep (!) while being endorsed by Hillary Clinton.

Is it a stutter that made Joe Biden refuse to share the results of his most recent cognitive assessment tests? Was it a stutter that had Joe Biden regaling the public with tales of nurses blowing into his nostrils? Or strangely, calling a college student at a campaign event a “lying dog-faced pony soldier?” 

Now, in the final countdown, with only days to go, Biden's ability to string words together seems to be deteriorating rapidly, for instance when he spoke about healthcare, here.

Here, the slip occurs at about 10 seconds in. It is impossible to make any sense of his words, though the words themselves are clear and there is clearly no stutter.
No "stutter" here, but one long run-together nonsense word, that was probably supposed to have something to do with "international pressure" but in what context, no one will ever know. It's buried in the nonfunctioning recesses of Joe Biden's gray matter.
The words come out all right. There's no stutter. But what does any of it mean?

And this? This is not a stutter but a TIME WARP! He's back in the Bush era. But no. He knows it's wrong, but for the life of him, cannot put his finger on Donald Trump's name. It's escaped!

For all we know, Joe Biden may indeed have a stutter, but that does not explain the various issues we see and hear during his public appearances. Biden very clearly has cognitive deficits. This is understandable after two aneurysms and subsequent brain surgeries. All the things we see and hear in relation to Joe Biden are well-explained by mental deficits. But not by a lifelong stutter. Nor does it pass muster that the many articles explaining away his frequently odd behavior would fail, at least in passing, to mention his brain incidents and subsequent surgeries.

Why does the media hide these important facts about the state of Joe Biden’s brain from the voting public? There can be only one reason: they don’t want you to know. Because if the voting public suspected the presidential candidate had cognitive deficits, they might not vote for him. And the thing is they are so close! They just need Biden to win the election, and then they will be free to push home their radical, pro-Communist, Muslim-loving, anti-Israel agenda.

It’s not good when the media hides basic facts about a presidential candidate. That holds true whether the facts are in regard to the contents of HunterBiden’s laptop or Joe Biden’s cognitive deficits. These efforts to hide the truth tell us that American democracy is at stake.

We can only hope that when it comes to telling us which candidate is ahead in the race for president, here too, the media is simply a lying, dog-faced pony soldier.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Btsalmo Demands Firing of Sabado Cartoonist After Antisemitic Cartoon

Btsalmo, a human rights organization based in Israel, has written to the editor of Sabado Magazine, demanding the dismissal of cartoonist Vasco Gargalo for his cartoon of a “Palestinian” Holocaust. The cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shoving a PA flag-draped coffin into an oven bearing the infamous slogan from the gates of Auschwitz, Arbeit Macht Frei, “work will set you free.”

The letter to the executive editor of Sabado was copied, among others, to the Portuguese Prime Minister, the Ambassador of Portugal to Israel, Israel’s prime minister, and the Israeli Ambassador to Portugal. Btsalmo CEO Shai Glick, notes in the letter that the cartoon qualifies as both Holocaust denial and minimization according to the official International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.