Orange is the new President

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Jennifer wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 18:38
This is a little old, but of course bad-Trump news comes in faster than anyone can keep up with: WTF was up with him taking a "cognitive test" at Walter Reed? (Given how he bragged about "acing" it, I'd wager he thinks a "passing a cognitive test" is equivalent to "scoring Mensa-level on an IQ test" as opposed to "checking to ensure the patient isn't suffering serious forms of brain damage.") As I understand it, an actual cognitive test for an adult is questions like "Count backwards from ten," "listen to me recite this list of three words, then repeat them back in order" or "identify this picture of an animal." (And those animal questions are along the lines of "This is a bird, THAT is a dog" not "Distinguish between these three different species of Galapagos finches.") Who among his inner circle had the bare-minimum sense to arrange for a cognitive test, and what specifically inspired it NOW, after four years of obvious mental and emotional instability from him?
The test (or one very close to it).

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 19:03
Jennifer wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 18:38
This is a little old, but of course bad-Trump news comes in faster than anyone can keep up with: WTF was up with him taking a "cognitive test" at Walter Reed? (Given how he bragged about "acing" it, I'd wager he thinks a "passing a cognitive test" is equivalent to "scoring Mensa-level on an IQ test" as opposed to "checking to ensure the patient isn't suffering serious forms of brain damage.") As I understand it, an actual cognitive test for an adult is questions like "Count backwards from ten," "listen to me recite this list of three words, then repeat them back in order" or "identify this picture of an animal." (And those animal questions are along the lines of "This is a bird, THAT is a dog" not "Distinguish between these three different species of Galapagos finches.") Who among his inner circle had the bare-minimum sense to arrange for a cognitive test, and what specifically inspired it NOW, after four years of obvious mental and emotional instability from him?
The test (or one very close to it).
Unsurprisingly, I effortlessly scored five out of five -- only I know better than to brag about this in a freaking press conference, or even think I accomplished anything which any member of this forum couldn't do every bit as well.
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I just want to know how long Trump took and how much help he got.
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And precisely how the doctors responded, for Trump to boast about it.

Also, not to get conspiratorial, but I wonder if today's photo op at Walter Reed was "just" a photo op, or an excuse for another round of tests. If the latter, does Trump himself know why he's REALLY going there, or was it one of his advisors who tricked him into going?
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That just reinforces the idea that they think Trump had some sort of stroke. The idea that they thought they needed to administer such a basic cognitive function test for an adult is pretty... I can't even think of a word.
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He is in his 70s. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was part of a standard battery at his age.
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So glad that mainstream press in our allies’ papers give us the same treatment that you would expect to see from the Saudis or Norks.

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I hate doing arithmetic in my head so I actually struggled with "keep subtracting 7." Not because I don't know how to do so, but my eyes glaze over at such problems so I did have to concentrate for a moment. In my aged defense, my eyes glazed over at that sort of problem in my 20s, too.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 20:35
I hate doing arithmetic in my head so I actually struggled with "keep subtracting 7."
If that's on the test then No Child Left Behind created a generation of early onset dementia.
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Highway wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 19:37
That just reinforces the idea that they think Trump had some sort of stroke. The idea that they thought they needed to administer such a basic cognitive function test for an adult is pretty... I can't even think of a word.
Not to mention the fact that any grown adult-- let alone the sitting POTUS -- would think that "acing" such a test is something to brag about in a press conference.
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I'm sure 4 out of 5 people have no problem with it. 80 percent of the population worries too much about such things. What's one out of five really mean, after all? Making the top quintile is no mean feat.

(5/5 actually.)
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It's less about "how quickly can you do this" and more about "are you capable of remembering the number you were just at and subtracting 7 from that in your head, even if it takes you time to number off."
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Shem wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 21:14
It's less about "how quickly can you do this" and more about "are you capable of remembering the number you were just at and subtracting 7 from that in your head, even if it takes you time to number off."
Or, in my case, "forget the math... how quickly can you identify which number at each step appears in a plurality of the answer options." (People who design tests have tells that make tests super easy once you spot 'em.)

(And yes, I plan to cheat on my cognitive tests for the rest of my life.) ;)
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Yeah, well, for the record, I got the right answer. I just didn't have to do any conscious processing on the other question.

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Jake wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 21:20
Shem wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 21:14
It's less about "how quickly can you do this" and more about "are you capable of remembering the number you were just at and subtracting 7 from that in your head, even if it takes you time to number off."
Or, in my case, "forget the math... how quickly can you identify which number at each step appears in a plurality of the answer options." (People who design tests have tells that make tests super easy once you spot 'em.)

(And yes, I plan to cheat on my cognitive tests for the rest of my life.) ;)
In fairness being able to engage in that sort of mental logic is a sign of a lack of cognitive decline.
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Aresen wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 20:58
I'm sure 4 out of 5 people have no problem with it. 80 percent of the population worries too much about such things. What's one out of five really mean, after all? Making the top quintile is no mean feat.

(5/5 actually.)
Making the third quintile is a median feat.
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lunchstealer wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 11:52
Aresen wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 20:58
I'm sure 4 out of 5 people have no problem with it. 80 percent of the population worries too much about such things. What's one out of five really mean, after all? Making the top quintile is no mean feat.

(5/5 actually.)
Making the third quintile is a median feat.
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Mo wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 19:40
He is in his 70s. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was part of a standard battery at his age.
I don't think it is. I mean it might be for the President, but my dad basically had to [some excessive thing to get someone to do a thing they don't want to do] to get my mom's doctor to do a cognitive test for her, and at this point she'd been failing to really manage day-to-day tasks for at least a year, and had been in obvious mental decline for years before that.
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Trump retweets game show host Chuck Woolery’s baseless claim that ‘everyone is lying’ about coronavirus
President Donald Trump retweeted a post by game show host Chuck Woolery that baselessly claimed “everyone is lying” about the coronavirus pandemic in a possible effort to thwart Trump’s reelection by harming the economy.

The conservative Woolery, who hosted shows such as “Love Connection,” wrote in his Twitter post on Sunday evening, “The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19.”

“Everyone is lying. The CDC [federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust,” Woolery wrote.

“I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it,” he added.
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Every time Trump gives a speech I find myself hoping he'll accidentally snap and say something that will finally make people want to desert him. Although I'm not sure what could possibly do that. "I fucking love abortions" maybe
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Ellie wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 21:17
Every time Trump gives a speech I find myself hoping he'll accidentally snap and say something that will finally make people want to desert him. Although I'm not sure what could possibly do that. "I fucking love abortions" maybe
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Trump could say that he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and people would still love him and people would still love him.
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Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support:
"I'm raising taxes."
"I'm not nominating any more conservative judges."
"I'll sign a gun control bill."
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thoreau wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 22:11
Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support:
"I'm raising taxes."
"I'm not nominating any more conservative judges."
"I'll sign a gun control bill."
"I hate Baptists. Just shitty people."
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Eric the .5b wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 23:09
thoreau wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 22:11
Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support:
"I'm raising taxes."
"I'm not nominating any more conservative judges."
"I'll sign a gun control bill."
"I hate Baptists. Just shitty people."
"I banged Hillary."
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