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  •  Alternative: Cheney to a Mental Status Exam. (10+ / 0-)

    This is not a joke. Cheney has been globe trotting, out calling for a major war on Iran. Nuclear weapons included.

    Speculation on mental unbalance appeared from Sydney to Moscow.

    Evaluation under Presidential succession Act of 1947.

    This V.P. screamed "fuck you" at this Senator Leahy.

    That was not the action of a totally sane individual.

    BTW: Act of Congress is enough to invoke the 1947 conditions. Scoring 3 of 7 meets normal legal standards for ASPD:

    1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors...
    1. Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
    1. Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
    1. Irritability and aggressiveness...
    1. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others
    1. Consistent irresponsibility...
    1. Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another

    Jefferson and the Dixie Chicks. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

    by vets74 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 09:21:43 AM PDT

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    •  guilty on all seven n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Keep in mind that this is mental illness. (0+ / 0-)

        One of the ugliest of the Personality Disorders.

        But still, an illness.

        BTW: out and out abuse, early, is the strongest predictor.

        We will never know what turned Cheney into a monster.

        Sure bet, though, that it wasn't milk and cookies.

        Jefferson and the Dixie Chicks. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

        by vets74 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 11:59:35 AM PDT

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    •  Where mental meets physiological (1+ / 0-)
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      I read the autopsy of a friend who committed suicide.  The first cause of death was the effects of a gunshot wound.  But what was interesting was the second note listing coronary heart disease, something like 70% occluded.  I asked the medical examiner why this was listed and he told me that CHD frequently affects personality--depression, impulse control, aggression, poor judgment, etc.  
      I don't know if Cheney has this kind of heart disease, but if he does, it could explain some things.  Didn't someone (maybe Ford?) say that he didn't recognize the Cheney of late?

      •  Yes, it was President Ford. (1+ / 0-)
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        The heart condition reduces pulmonary efficiency, producing a lower blood oxygen level.

        Oxygen is necessary for brain cells, as well as for normal sexual function.

        Vice President Cheney's speech pattern has also changed. He relies on cliches and avoids complex verbal expression.

        Jefferson and the Dixie Chicks. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

        by vets74 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 at 12:04:40 PM PDT

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